- Terelle Jerricks
Marriage Equality Phone Banking
Come out and work for Marriage Equality, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, at The Center in Long Beach. Marriage Equality, ACLU, and The Center in Long Beach are partnering in this phone banking effort to support the referendum on same-sex marriage in Washington State.
Venue: The Center in Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4TH Street, Long Beach
If you care about your community then you don’t want to miss the empowering video, Unnatural Causes, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, at MacArthur Park in Long Beach. The four-hour documentary explores racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. Free lunch will be provided.
Details: (562) 599-2244
Venue: MacArthur Park
Location: 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Bring the Noise
Occupy Long Beach will be celebrating its one-year anniversary, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 13, at Bixby Park in Long Beach. They are also holding action in solidarity with Global Noise protests. Musical guests include:
- Arlan Boll of Long Beach Unplugged with Jake Woodruff
- Romero Y Perez
- Chris Cruz
Venue: Bixby Park
Location: 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach
Ballot Measure Forum
Confused about the November 6 ballot propositions? Speakers for and against these measures will discuss the pros and cons, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall. Information about propositions 30, 32, 37, 38 and J, will be provided.
Details: (310) 233-4015
Venue: LAHC Music Recital Hall
Location: 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington
Newcomb Academy E-Waste Drive
“FREE E-Waste RecyclingCollection” drive through drop-off, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, at Newcomb K-8 Academy in Long Beach.
Residential and business e-waste include computer monitors, televisions, printers and keyboards, cellphones, VCR’s, electrical cords etc. Proceeds benefit the student programs at Newcomb Academy.
Details: (562) 431-2842
Venue: Newcomb K- 8 Academy
Location: 7020 E. Brittain, Long Beach
Clarify your understanding of the eleven propositions on the November 2012 ballot. Attend a free League of Women Voters panel presentation on the propositions, from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, at the San Pedro Library.
Details: (310) 548-7779
Venue: San Pedro Library
Location: 931 South Gaffey St., San Pedro
Long Beach Time Exchange Informational Gathering
Join the Long Beach Time Exchange, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Building Healthy Communities space in Long Beach for its informational gathering. Learn more about our network’s ongoing projects, how to get more involved, and get to know some other residents who are offering their services and skills. As always, you can earn a time credit for bringing a homemade potluck dish.
Venue: Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach
Location: 920 Atlantic Ave., Suite 102, Long Beach
Dancing Your Shame into Joy
Attend “Dancing Your Shame into Joy: Re-Claiming Your Noble Gifts,” a free expressive arts workshop led by social worker Claudia Gold, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at Building “H” of Angels Gate in San Pedro.
The workshop will include some expressive arts including visual art and body-mind exercises.
Gold is standing for the 90 percent of women, who in a study by researcher Brene Brown, said they felt ashamed of their bodies. Women have been put into straight-jackets about their appearance, few of them fit, and then women are persuaded that being in them is their agenda. For whose benefit?
As a social worker who has taught 30 college classes locally and worked for 12 years at Long Beach Memorial, she is also offering tools for these women.
Details: (310) 707-6306; ShameIntoJoy.com
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center
Location: 3601 Gaffey St., San Pedro
BNSF SCIG Railyard Hearing
Attend the BNSF Southern California International Gateway Public Hearing, from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18, at Banning’s Landing in Wilmington. The Port of Los Angeles has recirculated some of the chapters from the BNSF SCIG Draft Environmental Impact Report but the proposed location has not changed and the toxic railyard would still be built next to schools and homes.
Stakeholders have up to Nov. 9 to comment on this project.
Details: (562) 888-1683;
Venue: Banning’s Landing
Location: 100 E. Water St., Long Beach
Harbor Occupational Center Open House
Tour the campus and learn about the great training opportunities available, from 10 to 12 p.m. Oct. 19, at Harbor Service Center in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 547-5551; www.harboroc.org
Venue: Harbor Service Center
Location: 740 N. Pacific Ave. San Pedro
Calling All Catalysts
Come to the second annual gathering of the entire Catalyst Network Communities, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, at the new Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability in Long Beach.
The Assembly of the Catalyst Network of Communities is a unifying community experience that provides a tangible connection between individuals and organizations throughout the various relational networks while showcasing the impact that collaboration has on the city.
The idea is for everyone to bring everyone, not just a representative. The event will feature:
- All Catalyst-Adopted Groups and Catalyst Collaborative Projects
- Grand Opening of the new Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability
- Grand Re-Opening of the Long Beach Free Store
- The Urban Oasis and the Plant Nursery
- Education Stations: Solar, Water, Recycling, Bicycle
- The new DIY Maker Space and HUB Bike Shop
- The new Butterfly Cove
Meet the people who can save you in an emergency, learn the simple skills that can help save yourself and your family, and build peace of mind by preparing for emergencies, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at Peck Park Community Center in San Pedro.
Venue: Peck Park Community Center
Location: 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro
San Pedro Democratic Meeting
Come to watch the last presidential debate with the San Pedro Democratic Club, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22, at the El Coyote Restaurant.
Come enjoy good food and company as Obama and Romney face off for the last time before the election. A Q-and-A on the Los Angeles City elections in March with mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti and city controller candidate Ron Galperin will be hosted after.
Details: (310) 367-7186; RWBrandin@aol.com
Venue: El Coyote Restaurant
Location: 800 S. Pacific, San Pedro
POLA Master Plan Update Workshop
Attend a public workshop to learn about and provide comment on the Port of Los Angeles Port Master Plan update, at 6 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington. All members of the public are welcome.
Details: (310) 732-3850
Venue: Banning’s Landing Community Center
Location: 100 E. Water St., Wilmington
California’s Clean Transportation Future
Learn about the future of transportation, from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Point within the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach.
The world needs fundamental and rapid changes in transportation technology, fuels and systems because of the immense and growing impact of transportation on the planet. Increasingly, these impacts stem from three main and integrated challenges: urban air quality, energy security and climate change.
A wide range of clean and advanced transportation technologies are being developed that can provide significant environmental and economic benefits. These clean transportation technologies can provide cleaner air; help secure the nation’s transportation energy future; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and create economic opportunities. With the right policies in place, California can be a global leader in this field, and can reap significant environmental and economic benefits as a result.
The members of this distinguished panel will answer your questions and discuss solutions that meet our transportation challenges.
Panel of experts include, Peter Greenwald of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Daniel Abraham of the Argonne National Laboratory, Jeff Reed of San Diego Gas and Electric, and Nick Sramek of the Board of Harbor Commissioners The Port of Long Beach
Venue: The Point, Walter Pyramid at CSULB
Location: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
NWSPNC Youth Board Seat Available
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is looking for a new youth representative. The representative will be a full voting member of the council.
All applications must be submitted by Oct. 26.
E-waste Recycling Day at Millikan High
Ram Baseball Boosters will have a free e-waste recycle drop-off and an used book collection along with a car wash and pancake breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, at Millikan High School in Long Beach.
Drive through or drop-off e-waste (TV’s, computers, monitors, loose electrical cords, etc.) and used books and then have your car washed for only $5.Fundraising proceeds benefit the Ram Baseball Program and a community service for a local literary program.
Details: (562) 799-4009
Venue: Millikan High School
Location: 2800 Snowden Ave., Long Beach
Sharefest 9th Annual Evening of Community Fundraiser
Join the for the Evening of Community Fund-raiser, to celebrate this year’s success stories and help support the work they have going forward to create healthy communities, at 6 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Torrance Marriott Hotel.
Details: (310) 626-8106; www.sharefestinc.org
Venue: Torrance Marriott Hotel
Location: 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance