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Published on April 8th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS April 8, 2013

April 9 
Peace: Inner, Outer, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
Marymount College presents: Peace: Inner, Outer, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary, at 7:30 p.m. April 9, at the Chapel on the Main Campus.
The event will feature music and speakers from the arts, social science and more to discuss the many concepts of peace. Reception and discussion follow in the P.E.A.C.E. Center. The event is free.
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.marymountpv.edu.
Venue: Marymount College
Location: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes
 
April 11
Slap and Tickle Workshop 
Join The Center Long Beach, at 6:30 p.m. April 11, for a workshop that supports safe and healthy practices for the expression of sexual diversity irrespective of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or alternative activity.
The workshop honors exploration in the world of bondage, discipline and sadomasochism.
Touch is a powerful way to connect intimately with a partner. Whether you are new to BDSM, a seasoned veteran or consider yourself a dabbler in the world of kink, your hands are your most readily
available “toy”. Tantalizing, teasing and trembling torture are all possible through the use of touch. Tickling, pinching, slapping, caressing, spanking, poking, and flicking are just a few of the possible ways you might use your hands as a tool for pleasure and pain. Is this class hands-on? You betcha!
A donation of $15 is requested. All proceeds benefit programs and services at The Center.
Details: ntjandra@centerlb.org
Venue: The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

April 13
Hiking 101 Workshop at The Center
The OC/LB chapter of Great Outdoors will be holding a free seminar titled,  “Hiking 101,” from 12 to 2 p.m. at The Center Long Beach.
This is an excellent opportunity for beginning hikers to learn new skills, or for seasoned hikers to brush up on their skills. Jamie will be teaching great skills such as where to find hikes, what to take, safety, clothing, food, essentials, weather considerations, gear, etc.
Following the seminar, you are invited to hike the beautiful Whiting Ranch, located in the city of Foothill Ranch on April 20.
This event is sponsored by the OC/LB chapter of the Great Outdoors and The Center and is open to the entire community. There are no membership dues, only a desire to learn hiking skills and put them to use on a beautiful hike specifically planned for all skill levels to have a great time!
Details: Great Outdoors online
Venue: The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach
 
April 16
PortTechForum Presents Ideas for Sustainable Infrastructure
SAN PEDRO — PortTech Los Angeles is hosting the PortTechForum, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 16, at Los Angeles Harbor College.
The Forum features ways to achieve a brighter, more sustainable future through clean technologies that provide ingenious solutions to lighting and engineering challenges.
Robert Rutherford, the CEO for Hive Lighting, is going to discuss how he created products that provide high quality lighting and save customers time and money.
Eric Jacobs, a senior mechanical engineer with P2S Engineering, will talk about the benefits of a large electrical infrastructure replacement project underway that incorporates several clean technology solutions for ports.
Both speakers represent companies providing sustainable products. Hive’s lamps are used by NBC, ABC and FOX and have set new benchmarks for energy-efficiency by using 50 to 90 percent less energy than conventional studio fixtures. The company also produces high-quality, cost-effective lighting for ports, streetlights and parking lots.
P2S Engineering has extensive experience and expertise in sustainable engineering and green building design. The company has been instrumental in defining new standards for high-performance commercial buildings that address energy efficiency, environmental impacts, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality. These sustainable standards allow their clients to qualify for LEED certification in engineering designs.
The forum will wrap up with two presentations by PortTechLA staff members. Stan Tomsic, PortTechLA’s Executive Director, is going to provide expert advice and insight on how to participate in the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest clean technology business competition. Ann Lee Carpenter, PortTechLA’s Marketing Manager, will talk about the best ways to maximize a business website’s marketing potential.
Register at: www.porttechla.org.

April 20
Western Avenue Visioning Committee
The Western Avenue Visioning Committee will host an open house for the community to review their ideas, provide input and learn about efforts to improve Western Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20, at Peck Park Community Center in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 544-5228
Venue: Peck Park Community Center
Location: 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro
 
April 24
Mental Health Center Blood Drive
Support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, at the San Pedro Mental Health Center Blood Drive.
Venue: San Pedro Mental Health Center
Location: 150 W. 7th St., San Pedro

April 27
AIDS Assistance Thrift Store Spring Art Sale
The AIDS Assistance Thrift Store Spring Fundraising Art Event starts from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 in Long Beach.
The event is an opportunity to acquire some amazing art.
This year, they’ll be featuring a gallery of contemporary art generously donated to us by a collection of acclaimed Southern California artists.
They also have a huge selection of unique art donations from the past year: paintings, sculpture, folk art, mixed media, photography and more.
A $10 suggested donation at the door is requested. Refreshments and appetizers are available.
Details: Click here
Venue: AIDS Assistance Thrift Store
Location: 2011 E. 4th St., Long Beach

April 27
LAMI 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Reception
Experience how the Los Angeles Maritime Institute uses the sea to educate youth, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 27, at Ports O’Call Restaurant in San Pedro.
The event will raise funds for the TopSail Youth Program.
Venue: Ports O’Call Restaurant
Location: 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
 
Throughout April and May
Phone Bank from Home for Marriage Equality
Join The Center as part of the National Equality Action Team to help local communities win marriage equality in Delaware, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Illinois.
Volunteers currently help via weekly phone banksr from home, as well as weekend volunteer trips in April and May where transportation and housing are provided.
Volunteers will be calling IL, DE, RI and MN from their homes using a computer and telephone.  Volunteers will be talking to supporters of marriage equality in those states providing information on where we are in the fight for marriage equality, and how they can help.  Specifically, we will be transferring them to their local legislators voice mail to leave a message of support. For each shift, volunteers will be provided with training via a conference call during the first 20-30 minutes, and support during their shift via email, phone and instant message.
Details: click here

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