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Bixby Park Construction Project Begins
The first phase of planned renovations at Bixby Park is scheduled to begin on July 6, with the construction of a new playground featuring a 2- to 5-year-old play structure and a 5- to 12-year-old play structure with climbing components and slides, sand play areas, eight swings, a cable climber, two universal access slides, and an additional shaded seating area.
The playground renovation will involve fencing around the construction area, and the occasional closure of parking spaces and sidewalk areas to accommodate equipment and delivery during the construction hours of Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and occasional Saturday hours.
The renovations will also include a fitness loop, with construction scheduled from July to August 2015; and a free-standing restroom, with construction scheduled from July through December 2015.
Funding for the entire project includes $1 million appropriated by the City Council for the FY 2014 Capital Improvement Program Budget, and $250,000 in one-time funding from the Second Council District for Park Playground and Other Improvements.
Details: (562) 570-3165
Musical Theatre West Offers Summer Youth Conservatory Programs
Throughout the month of July, Musical Theatre West is providing free and affordable arts enrichment programs for children of all ages through two Summer Youth Conservatory programs this summer, offering aspiring student performers (ages 8-18) the opportunity to work with theatre professionals in developing their musical theatre skills.
Musical Theatre 101, an introductory program teaching students the basics of musical theatre and auction prep, takes place July 6 to 10. The morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for students grades second through seventh is full, however limited space is available for the 1 to 4 p.m. program for students grades eighth through 12th. The cost for the one-week camp is $150.
Discovering Theatre is for students with a background in theatre and students who enjoyed Musical Theatre 101. The program runs two weeks, from July 13 through 24. On July 23 at 7 p.m. students will perform in a show they created for the public, family, and friends. Limited space is available for this class for students grades second through seventh and space is still available for students grades eighth through 12th. The cost for the two-week program is $275.
Students wishing to participate in all three weeks of training will receive a $75 discount – only $325 for both programs.
Time: 9 to 4 p.m. July 6 through 23
Details: (562) 856-1999 ex. 232; Brandon@musical.org
Venue: Musical Theatre West, 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach
NWSPNC Youth and Outreach Committee
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council will host its Youth and Outreach Committee and board meeting agenda.
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 7
Details: View agenda here.
Venue: City Hall Building, 638 Beacon St., Room 452, San Pedro
Central SPNC Executive Board, Agenda Setting Meeting
The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council will host its executive board and agenda setting meeting.
Time: 6 p.m. July 7
Details: View agenda here.
Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
LB City Council
City Manager Patrick West has placed a request for Long Beach City Council direction on the July 7 city council agenda regarding JetBlue’s request for federal inspection services at the Long Beach Airport to allow international flights. JetBlue sent a letter to the City of Long Beach in February requesting the city to apply to the federal government for a customs facility. On March 3, the city council voted in support of motion by Councilman Al Austin, along with Councilman Roberto Uranga, to not take any action regarding JetBlue’s request until receiving further direction from the council, and to delay any request for direction until 60 days after there was full representation on the city council, following the special election in April to fill the vacancy in the Fourth District.
The city council also is expected to consider an ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code that relating to livestock and other animals.
Time: 7 p.m. July 7
Venue: Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
Photos from beginners, amateurs and pros to be exhibited at MoLAA
The Port of Long Beach is partnering once again with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held this summer and end in October in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.
The series consists of a workshop taught by Port photographers, followed by a twilight shoot aboard a boat, culminating with a gallery exhibition and reception showcasing photos from every participant, with recognition for the best work. A DSLR camera is mandatory to participate.
This is the third year that the Port has partnered with the Arts Council for this successful photo program. We’re also happy to announce that the exhibit will be featured at the Museum of Latin American Art this year.
Reservations will open Wednesday, July 8, at noon and are limited to 75 people.
Port of Long Beach Photo Workshop
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 25
Port of Long Beach Photo Tour
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1
Port of Long Beach Photo Gallery
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
Details: RSVP by clicking here, www.polb.com/photoworkshop
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Volunteer Open House
Join the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum for a fun and interactive volunteer open house. The volunteer open house will offer you a chance to learn about the Adobe, wonderful volunteer opportunities and meet some volunteers.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11
Details: (310) 603-0088; www.dominguezrancho.org
Venue: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez
LB Board of Harbor Commissioners Agenda
A Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners agenda has been released.
Time: 6 p.m. July 13
Details: (562) 283-7070; BHC Agenda
Venue: Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach
Auditions for Psycho Beach Party
The Long Beach Playhouse is proud to announce open call auditions for a Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch. The play is a combination of Gidget and The Three Faces of Eve, this spoof features a gender-bending cast, surfer culture, and a good girl/bad girl story, all set on a Malibu beach in 1962.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. July 13 and 14
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Beach Clean Up
Join the monthly (third Sunday of the month) beach clean up. Enjoy some fresh air and get a little exercise while doing your part in helping to keep some of the garbage out of the ocean and off of the beach.
Time: 12 to 2 p.m. July 19
Venue: Junipero Beach (on the sand at the end of Junipero), Long Beach