Harbor Currents–Family/Community Events–July 10

  • 07/10/2012
  • Terelle Jerricks

July 14
Float Serve Volleyball
Float Serve Volleyball will be hosting two beach volleyball tournaments, at 10
a.m. July 14 and Aug. 11, in Belmont Shore. Both offer skill levels for the novice through professional player with cash prizes
of up to $1,344.
Details: (562) 394-7125; www.floatserve.com

July 15
Sixth Annual Palestine Picnic Day
Spend a nice summer day with the Arab community and its friends, from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the El Dorado East Regional Park in Long Beach. Suggested donation is $10 and $5 for children. There will be volleyball, soccer, backgammon and prizes. The picnic menu includes hot off-the-grill beef and chicken kebab, hummus, falafel, salad, beverages, coffee, fruit, soft drinks, water and more!
Details: http://al-awdacal.org
Venue: El Dorado East Regional Park
Location: 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach

July 16
Marking the 40th anniversary of the founding of PFLAG, South Bay Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays are meeting in what could be the first of a number of events to occur for the next 12 months in commemoration of the anniversary.

PFLAG, also known as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is a grassroots socio-political support network that was launched in 1972 when Jeanne Manford saw her son the television news, “being tossed down an escalator during a gay rights protest while the New York City Police Department stood by and watched.”

In response, she marched with her son, who is gay, in the New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day Gay Pride Parade carrying a sign that read, “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for Our Children.” Many gays and lesbians ran up to Jeanne during the parade and begged her to talk to their parents. She decided to form a support group for gays and lesbians and their families. The first formal meeting took place in March 1973 at a local church and approximately 20 people attended. In time the scope of the organization – which turned into POG (Parents of Gays), later P-FLAG, and beginning in 1993, PFLAG – expanded to include bisexuals, and ultimately, transgender people.
Details: (310) 831-2967
Venue: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
Location: 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills

July 21
Wine Tasking and Silent Auction
Participate in the San Pedro Bay Historical Society’s annual Wine Taste and
Silent auction, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. July 21, on the Muller House patio.
Tickets are $25.
Details: (310) 519-3613
Venue: Muller House
Location: 1542 Beacon St., San Pedro.

July 29
Pedaling Party
Bring your friends and family to a pedaling party, starting at 11:30 a.m., at Banning High School in Wilmington. The Wilmington Community Bike Ride is not an organization. It is a monthly bike ride through the streets of Wilmington.
Venue: Banning High School
Location: 1527 Lakme Ave., Wilmington

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