Harbor Currents–Family/Community Events, June 6, 2012


June 7
Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World
Cynthia M. Ruiz will discuss and sign her new book Finding Sane Relationshipsin a Crazy World, on First Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Williams’ Book Store, in San Pedro. This book gives you the tools to unlock your true potential and clear the way for sane relationships
Details: (310) 832-3631
Venue: Williams’ Book Store
Location: 443 W. 6th St., San Pedro

June 9
Green Long Beach Festival
Change is in the Air, as the community celebrates the 4th annual Green Long Beach Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 9, at the Marina Green in Long Beach. The event is an exciting day of local art, music, education and activities.
Details: (562) 646-SOIL
Venue: The Marina Green (East Shoreline Drive)
Location: 386 E. Shoreline Drive Long Beach

June 12
Sierra Club Conditioning Hike
Want to get in even better shape? The Palos Verdes/South Bay group of the Sierra Club has sponsored local conditioning hikes for years and has developed a devoted following. You too can benefit by joining us for a strenuous 2-hour, 5- to 8-mile hike on hilly streets and trails of San Pedro and Palos Verdes. This is a chance to also make new friends and discover flora and fauna of your neighborhood that you did not know existed. This hike is not suitable for beginners. Arrive early for 6:30 p.m. start every Tuesday at 8th and Averill, San Pedro. Hiking boots and red lens flashlight are recommended. Bring a friend, or two, everyone is welcome. Click here for more info. 

June 15
Bridge the Gap
Emerson Parkside Academy parents recently launched the “Bridge the Gap” campaign to save physical education and science. The school hopes to raise $100,000 by June 15, which would allow the school to keep the programs for another year. Weekend Fundraisers include a Wild West Carnival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a Zumbathon from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15
for children. Two other ways to help:

  1. By making business or personal donations to Emerson via the Long Beach Educational Foundation. One hundred percent of the dollars you designate to Emerson go directly to the school.
  2. By becoming a business sponsor of the school. The school has permission to post sponsor signage at the busy, highly traveled Willow-P.V. intersection.

Details: Click to send email for inquires
Venue: Emerson Parkside Academy
Location: 2625 Josie Ave., Long Beach

June 15
Nature and Me Storytime
Enjoy an imaginative journey through stories at the George F. Canyon Preserve and Nature Center from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 15. The event is part of a monthly series of guided hikes, bird walks, and full moon walks through this unique riparian canyon habitat.
Details: (310) 541-7613
Venue: George F. Canyon Preserve and Nature Center
Location: 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East

June 16
Native Plant Nursery with Palos Verdes Land Conservancy
Join us for a fun volunteer outdoor workday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. transplanting seedlings and weed plant containers. Reservations are required.
Details: (310) 541-7613

June 16
Be part of the annual Juneteenth celebration, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 16, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach.  Juneteenth is the commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. The celebration will showcase performances by local choirs, dance troops and other entertainers. There will also be a good ole fashion community hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as, the annual domino tournament, softball game, and Zumba dancing.

Councilman Dee Andrews Host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration. As a reminder, the celebration is a free open-air festival, so bring your own chairs and blankets for seating. There will be a Health Pavilion, sponsored by St. Mary Medical Center, which includes free various health screenings. Children will enjoy a spectacular children’s area with water games, jumpers, arts and crafts and more. There’s something for everyone at this year’s celebration.
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Location: 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach

June 17
Float Serve Volleyball
Come play in the original Father’s Day 2’s tournament at 10 a.m. June 17. The tournament gets bigger every year, so early registration is recommended. The grass 2’s volleyball has divisions for father/daughter less than 15, father/daughter 15 and older, father/son less than 15, father/son 15 and older, mentor/girl or boy less than 15, and mentor/girl or boy 15 and older. Mentors must be same age or older as boy or girl’s father. There will be free pizza at noon and free bottled water all day. First time players receive a 2012 FSV t-shirt. Cost for 2’s is $42 per team.
Details: (562) 394 -7125;
Venue: Marina Vista Park
Location: 5355 E. Eilot St., Long Beach

June 23
Victorian Attire and Etiquette
The community is invited to the third in a series of Historical Lectures at the Banning Museum in Wilmington. The lecture will begin at 10 a.m. June 23 in the historic carriage barn. Segment one features models wearing Victorian era day fashions from 1865-1889. You will enjoy seeing the attire that would have been worn for shopping, visiting, church, riding and working around a ranch; and evening
fashions worn for dinner parties and balls. In segment two, witness proper etiquette between a man and a woman with a question and answer session afterwards. Segment three’s models will be wearing Victorian era fashions depicting the years 1890-1912. Experience a day in the gay 90s and the opening years of the 20th century. Then come back with us to the Titanic on the first few days of her maiden voyage. Witness the fun of first class when there were no thoughts of disaster. Admission to the event is free for Friends of Banning Museum members and children under 12. Non-members are $5. No RSVP is required.
Details: (310) 548-2005
Venue: Banning Museum
Location: 401 E. “M” St., Wilmington

June 24
Wilmington Bike Ride
Bring your family and friends along for a slow ride through Wilmington. Interested parties will meet at Banning High School at 11:30 a.m. June 24.
Location: 1527 Lakme Ave., Wilmington

June 28
Did you know that there are 17 species of penguins living on the planet today? And believe it or not, a number of them live in warm climates. David Salomon, photographer and author of the book Penguin-Pedia, introduces the 17 species of penguins that the majority of people may have never known existed. Be transported into the surprising world of penguins as you see his images, hear stories about his encounters, and learn what you can do to help by attending this guest lecture beginning at 7 p.m., sponsored by Gazette Newspapers. Tickets are $5 for the public, free for Aquarium members, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Details: (562) 590-3100
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach


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