RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dec. 18, 2014

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Dec. 19
District 6 Food Distribution
Bring your own bag and get free food, starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 19, at Earnest S. McBride Sr. Park in Long Beach.
Details: (562) 570-6816
Venue: Earnest S. McBride Sr. Park
Location: 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Long Beach
 
Dec. 20
Low Cost Pet Clinic
A low-cost pet clinic will be available, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 20, at Marine Stadium in Long Beach.
Details: http://scvvc.com
Venue: Marine Stadium
Location: 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach
 
Dec. 20
Buy a Tree, Help a Child
Buy a tree with a Cause is at the Los Altos Family YMCA to buy your family Christmas tree through Dec. 20.
All money raised through these tree sales will go towards providing financial assistance for children who would otherwise be unable to afford life changing Y programs such as camp, childcare and swimming lessons.
Details: (562) 596-3394
Venue: Los Altos Family YMCA
Location: 1720 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach

Dec. 21
Holiday Beach Clean Up
Be part of the last beach clean up of 2014, from 12 to 2 p.m. Dec. 21, at Junipero Beach in Long Beach.
Enjoy some fresh air and get a little exercise while doing your part in helping the community rid our beaches and our waters of trash and debris.
Details: (562)570-4876
Venue: Junipero Beach
Location: Junipero at Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

Dec. 22
Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners Meeting.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 22, at the Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices.
The board will consider authorizing $3.75 million in spending, of which $1.6 million is budgeted in the Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices. Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Program, for Harbor Department Field Support and Operations Building and Harbor Plaza Facilities site work.
Details:(562) 283-7070,
Venue: Harbor Department Interim Administrative Offices
Location: 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

Dec. 21
Holiday Bike Donation
Do you have a bike lying around that doesn’t get used? Donate it to the Mental Health America’s City Wide Holiday Bike Donation, between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21, at the El Dorado Park West Community Center in Long Beach.
Bikes in good condition will be refurbished and offered to select individuals for whom it will make the greatest impact and other bikes will be dismantled for parts and re-purposed.
Venue: El Dorado Park West Community Center
Location: 2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach
 
Dec. 26
Holiday Tree-Cycling
There are several free tree drop-off locations, from Dec. 26, 2014 through Jan. 9, in Long Beach.
Wardlow Park
Monlaco Road at Rutgers Avenue
El Dorado Park
2760 N. Studebaker Road
South parking lot, behind administration building
City Operations Center
2929 E. Willow St.
Click here to see the full map and for more information
Also, if you have city refuse service, you can leave your tree out on the morning of Jan. 10, 2015 and it will be picked up.
                                                                
Jan. 1
San Pedro Fish Market Scholarship
Students from Mary Star High School, Banning High School, POLA High School and San Pedro High School can apply for the San Pedro Fish Market Scholarship.
There will be four winners: $1000.00 to one student from each school.
Post a video, preferably under 4 minutes, to YouTube (any YouTube page is fine) where you tell the viewers what you love about your community. Students must acknowledge in the first 10 seconds they are doing this to enter the San Pedro Fish Market Scholarship contest. The video must have two hashtags: #ilovesanpedro or #ilovewilmington or both, and one of the following;
#POLAHS
#MSHS
#SPHS
#BANNINGHS
*Additional Rules: Videos must adhere to YouTube’s rules, regulations and
code of conduct, including: No foul language, inappropriate behavior, or
anything of like or the video will no be accepted.   Here’s a link for more
information: https://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines

Videos must be posted from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 to be eligible to win.
The video with the most views from each high school will win the Scholarship.  Winners will be notified the first week of March.
The San Pedro Fish Market wants people across the world to see how much the children of the community love their hometowns.
Details: (310) 350-8793; www.SanPedroFish.com
 
Jan. 7
Become A Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Aquatic Nursery Volunteer
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is now recruiting Aquatic Nursery docents, “volunteer teachers” for a three-month commitment one day a week between 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday through Friday.
Recruits should have an interest in marine research, raising public science literacy and a personal desire for continued learning. Join the Aquatic Nursery staff for training Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the front of the Aquatic Nursery laboratory. Prior knowledge about the ocean is not required. Basic procedures of the Aquatic Nursery programs and an information packet will be provided; then use your knowledge to interpret lab activities for visiting schoolchildren.
Details: (310) 548-7562 ext. 204; kiersten.darrow@lacity.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro
 
New Support Drug, Alcohol Recovery Groups         
Recovery Choices, teaching skills and offering support for people recovering from alcohol and drug problems, is hosting weekly support group meetings in Hermosa Beach and San Pedro.
Recovery Choices helps group members get clean and sober, and maintain their recovery. A $5 minimum donation is suggested to defray meeting room costs.
Recovery Choices meetings will be:
·  3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hermosa Beach Recovery NOW, Inc. Group Room, 2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 205A, Hermosa Beach
·  1 p.m. Wednesdays at San Pedro Recovery NOW, Inc., Office, 916 N. Western Ave., Suite 210, San Pedro
Details: (310) 957-2099;www.RecoveryNowLA.com

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