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Published on February 12th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk


Free Health Workshop: RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb. 11, 2016

Feb. 13
Free Health Workshop: Care of Neck Pain
Come learn about your neck pain and find out where it’s coming from. Learn what you can do to manage the pain and aches in your neck with the help of Dr. Romina Ghassemi.
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 13
Details: (310) 548-5656
Venue: Pedro & Peninsula YMCA, 301 S. Bandini St., San Pedro

Feb. 13
E-Waste Recycling Collection
Carson invites you to recycle your e-waste for free. Locals can drop off a wide array of unwanted electronic items for responsible recycling.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13
Venue: Carson City Hall, 701 E. Carson St.

Feb. 18
Update on Construction Work at Broadway, Pacific Avenue
The Pacific Avenue Storm drain project, near Broadway, is at a critical phase. The city is working with the contractor to send out a letter to the impacted residents. The goal is to complete the project by mid-March. Day work is expected to take place Feb. 18 through March 17. The project is expected to be complete by March 18.
Details: (562) 577-6336

Feb. 18
Free Heart Health Presentations
Lectures, healthy lunch and tours will be offered at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center’s Heart Health Awareness Program, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18, in the John Edward Parr Health Enhancement Center.
Presentation topics include:
–       Congestive Heart Failure, by Meena Meka, MD; and
–       The St. Mary Women’s Heart Center’s CHF program.
Reservations are required and attendance is limited.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18
Details: (888) 478-6279
Venue: St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach

Feb. 18
El Dorado Audubon Society Meeting
The El Dorado Audubon Society will host its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18
Venue: El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Feb. 19
San Pedro Road Closure
Please note that starting at 10 p.m. Feb. 19 through 22, there will be road closures on the Vincent Thomas Bridge en route from Long Beach to San Pedro. During this time, the Gaffey exit will be closed and the entrance to the Interstate 110 Freeway north will be closed. Traffic will be directed i to exit at Harbor Blvd for a detour to either Gaffey Street or I-110 northbound.

Feb. 20
Change of Heart
BodyMack Fitness, will be hosting the “Change of Heart” event. The objective of the event is to raise money that will be used to fund research and awareness for women’s heart health issues, all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.  There’s a $20 fee to participate.  Participants will get a free water bottle and one year subscription to self magazine. The event will consist of Zumba, stretching, resistance training, and a special guest speaker (medical doctor) speaking about women’s heart health.
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 20
Cost: $20
Details: (310)200-3314;
Venue: BodyMack Fitness, 26327 Western Ave., Lomita

Feb. 23
Pitch Lab Seeks Homeless Solutions
Pitch Lab is designed to allow guests to pitch their ideas, unfiltered, to gain feedback and hone their pitch. Pitch Lab provides a venue to practice the art of the pitch for those who may never have vocalized the finer points of their idea, as well as the possibility of meeting potential partners to take your idea to the next level.
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23
Venue: Pitch Lab, 235 E. Broadway, #800, Long Beach

Feb. 23
EASBA Monthly Business Meeting
The East Anaheim Street Business Alliance is hosting its monthly meeting.
Time: 12 p.m. Feb. 23,
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Feb. 24
Let’s Talk
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can be extremely confusing and demanding. Learn how to communicate with your loved one with dementia.
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24
Details: (310) 383-1877
Venue: Welbrook Senior Living, 3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance

Feb. 25
The Future of the LA Waterfront
Be part of the 2016 leadership series with Councilman Joe Buscaino.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25
Cost: $65
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

March 1
Port of Long Beach’s 2016 Summer High School Internship Program 
The 2016 Summer High School Internship program starts June 27 and ends August 19. Students must have reliable transportation to and from the internship and be available the entire eight weeks to participate. Interns earn $10.10 an hour and work up to 30 hours per week. The curriculum is designed to help youth gain the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.

Applications are open to current sophomores, juniors or seniors in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher) attending a high school in the Long Beach Unified School District service area. To be considered, applications must be submitted in person before 6 p.m. on March 1, 2016 to Pacific Gateway.
Details: (562) 283-7500;

March 2
Ports O’ Call Redevelopment Meeting
Wayne Ratkovich and his LA Waterfront Alliance will be presenting the plan to redevelop Ports O’ Call during a public meeting at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Time: 6 p.m. March 2
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

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