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Published on March 21st, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS March 21, 2013

March 23
Dare the World to Save the Planet  
On March 23, at 8:30 p.m., thousands of cities around the world will go dark for one hour during Earth Hour, World Wildlife Foundation’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the environmental challenges we all face, such as climate change.
Earth Hour is a simple idea that quickly turned into a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour on the same night, to focus on the one thing that unites us all-our planet.
Details: http://worldwildlife.org/earthhour

March 23
Spanish Conversation Group (planning)
Join a Spanish conversation group, at 1 p.m. March 23, at Building Healthy Communities in Long Beach. The initial meeting will be to get input from novice, intermediate, and fluent Spanish speakers, and to work together in planning future conversation groups for Time Exchange members.
Venue: Building Healthy Communities
Location: 920 Atlantic Ave., Suite 102, Long Beach

March 23
EqualityTV PSA
EqualityTV is offering the opportunity to have people participate in a video PSA, from 12 to 6 p.m. March 23, in Signal Hill.
The PSA will broadcast on EqualityTV and other media outlets.
This PSA will take its Photo Campaign concept further, and allow individuals and families to express themselves by literally embracing one another, and sharing what makes us each different, whether we are ‘Gay,’ ‘African-American,’ ‘Gothic,’ ’82 years old,’ ‘Christian,’ ‘Buddhist,’ ‘Former Marine,’ ‘Man,’ ‘Woman’ or  ‘Trans-Gendered.’ Everyone will have a voice and be accepted. This PSA will be an artistic and emotional piece that will redefine the way we perceive ourselves and others.
Details: (323) 989-3788
Venue: AMG Studios Video Photo Film Stage
Location: 2225 E 28th St., Suite 511, Signal Hill

March 28
LBPD East Division Community Forum
Cmdr. Rick Faran will discuss property crimes, trends of crimes in neighborhoods, safety and community watch, at 7 p.m. March 28, at the Long Beach Police Department Police Academy Fire Room.
Venue: LBPD Police Academy
Location:
7290 E. Carson Blvd., Long Beach

April 8
Urban Ocean Poetry Contest
The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 4th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. Poems submitted must address the following theme:
Humans and Nature: Coexisting with an Urban Ocean
Maximum length: 300 words
One entry per person
Deadline: 5 p.m. April 8
Submit online:
www.aquariumofpacific.org/apoem
Submit by mail:
Attn: Linda Brown
Urban Ocean Poetry Contest
Aquarium of the Pacific
320 Golden Shore, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90802

April 15
Learn about the Affordable Care Act’s Impact in Long Beach
Join State of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 9 Director Herb K. Schultz this community forum examining the new health care law, at 5 p.m. April 15, at Long Beach Memorial.
Venue: Long Beach Memorial
Location: 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

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