RLn ANNOUNCEMENT: Aug. 13, 2014


Aug. 15
6th District Free Food Distribution
District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews recently announced free food distribution, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 15, at Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park in Long Beach.
Community members must bring their own bag.
Details: (562) 570-6816.
Venue: Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park
Location: 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Long Beach

Aug. 16
White Point Neighborhood Volunteer Day
Help remove unused irrigation lines to clear trails and beautify the site, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 16, at the White Point Nature Preserve.
Wear closed toed shoes and bring sun protection. Preserve workers will provide training, tolls, camaraderie and scenery.
Details:        (310) 541-7613; amyfriend@pvplc.org
Venue:         White Point Nature Preserve
Location:     1600 West Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

Aug. 17
Annual C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff Event
Foodies and restaurateurs will convene at the Long Beach Art Museum, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 for the C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff party.
he reception-by-the-sea provides local restaurateurs with an introduction to the community of diners who will soon make serious lunch and dinner plans for the upcoming annual C.A.R.E. to Dine fundraiser on Sept. 25.
Participating restaurants throughout Long Beach have agreed to donate 20 percent or more of each patron’s bill on Sept. 25 to the C.A.R.E. Program, the regional comprehensive HIV health service. Tickets are $25 per person.
Details: (562) 491-9225
Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art
Location: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
Aug. 18
Coastal SPNC Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council board and stakeholder meeting is scheduled, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at the Cabrillo Marina Community Building
Details: www.cspnc.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marina Community Building
Location: Cabrillo Plaza, Berth 28, Via Cabrillo Marina Way, San Pedro
Aug. 20
LB Board of Harbor Commissioners Meeting
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to meet, at 6 p.m. Aug. 20, at the Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices.
The board of Harbor commissioners will consider approving a no cost first amendment to contract with the Long Beach Public Transportation Co. under the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Grant Program, extending the expiration date of the contract by about three years.
Details: Legislation Text, LB_Transit_GHG_Mitigation_Grant_Contract.pdf
Venue: Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices
Location: 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

Aug. 20
Carson Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Carson Park Neighborhood Association is scheduled to meet, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, at The El Dorado Bar and Grill in Long Beach.
Venue: The El Dorado Bar and Grill
Location: 3014 N. Studebaker Road
Aug. 22
Volunteer with Banning Museum
Learn about Banning Museum at a “Get to Know Us” reception from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Aug. 22 and 23. The reception will take place in the conference room at the Banning Museum.
Details: (310) 548-7777
Venue: Banning Museum
Location: 401 E. M St., Wilmington
Re-elect Al Muratsuchi Fundraiser
A fundraiser to support Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi in his bid for re-election will take place, at 3 p.m., Aug. 23, at a private home in Hermosa Beach. Tickets are $100.
Details: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/fangary
Aug. 23
Pink Turn-A-Thon
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in Torrance will be hosting a Pink Turn-A-Thon to benefit breast cancer, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23.
There is no cost to participate and the turned pens will be donated to the local chapter of the Susan B. Komen Foundation for use in future fundraising activities. Beginners and complete novices are welcome – participants will be guided and instructed by local woodworkers and store staff. Anyone interested in supporting Breast Cancer awareness and those who’d like to learn more about woodturning are invited to attend.
Details: (310) 542-1466; store23@rockler.com
Venue: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Location: 20725 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance
Aug. 25
Community Budge Meeting
A community budge meeting is scheduled, at 6 p.m. Aug. 25, at Tracy’s Grill in Long Beach.
The meeting will include a a presentation from City Manager Pat West and Financial Management Director John Gross as well as an opportunity to ask questions and give input.
Details: Click here
Venue: Tracy’s Grill
Location: 5511 Spring St., Long Beach

Aug. 26
District 6 Budget Summit
District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews will host the 6th District Budget Summit, at 6 p.m. Aug. 26, at Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park in Long Beach.
Representatives from the Long Beach Departments of Fire, Police, Parks and Public Works will discuss the 2015 City of Long Beach Budget.
The budget for next year allocates money for street improvements, funds for the third consecutive police and fire academies, the purchase of four fire engines, sets aside five percent of one-time revenues to pay for unfunded liabilities, provides funding for water efficiency improvements in parks and boosts funding for police.
The budget has no significant reductions and applies a $3.1 million surplus.
Details: (562) 570-6816; dee.andrews@longbeach.gov
Venue: Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park
Location: 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Long Beach




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