PREVIOUS EVENTS (February 2008-December 2008)

FEBRUARY 2008

Friday, Feb.1, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community."
Visit this website to see details:
www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

Saturday, February 2, Neighborhood Street Cleanup
10 a.m.-noon, sponsored by the Aquarium of the Pacific
Help the ocean, and get a FREE admission ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific by participating in the annual street cleanup. The Aquarium invites the public to join them at Cesar E. Chavez Park in Long Beach to help stop trash from entering into the Pacific Ocean. In Long Beach and many other cities, trash and runoff that enter storm drains go directly into the ocean. To help stop this from happening, the Aquarium is organizing this cleanup effort and encouraging Southland residents to help reduce ocean pollution by also picking up trash in their own neighborhoods throughout the year. The goal of the program is to teach participants of all ages that cleaning up trash in our cities actually keeps it from polluting our region's rivers, beaches, and ocean. In exchange for a bag of trash collected at the Aquarium's street cleanup location, each participant will receive a free ticket to the Aquarium, valid for one year. Bags, gloves, refreshments, and a spirit of camaraderie will be provided.
Location: Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
Info: (562) 590-3100 and www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, February 9, Nature/Bird Walks

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.

For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:

www.lcwlandtrust.org

Sunday, February 10, Audubon Bird Walk
8-10 am, El Dorado Nature Center

www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, February 16, Winter Bird Festival and Great Backyard Bird Count

9 a.m.-3p.m.
Celebrate the amazing lives and birds at Colorado Lagoon. Along with fun activities, music and exhibits join us and many others in counting the birds we find in our neighborhoods.

www.longbeach.gov

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10: 00 am, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
http://www.beachcleanup.org/

Saturday, February 16, Composting Workshop

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach

http://www.longbeach-recycles.org/home/index.htm

Saturday, February 16, Aura Reading/Chakra Balancing

12 noon to 7 p.m., The Shore Apothecarie, Belmont Shore

Get your aura photo taken, meet new people, visit The Shore Apothecarie. Teri Collette will also be doing chakra balancing: 15 minutes for $30

Aura readings: small report $35, long report $45

Call to make appointment.

The Shore Apothecarie

4814 E. Second St., L.B.

(562) 439-4449

Sunday, February 17, Nature/Bird Walks

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.

For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:

http://www.lcwlandtrust.org/news.htm

Wednesday, February 20, Lunar Eclipse   

See blog posting on 2/19/08 to learn more.

http://longbeachgreenguide.blogspot.com

 

Health Freedom Expo
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24, Health Freedom Expo
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach 90802
Hours:
Friday 10 am-7 pm
Saturday 10 am-7 pm
Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Admission: Single day $15, Weekend $25
For more information, visit the Health Freedom Expo website:
http://www.healthfreedomexpo.com

Saturday/Sunday, February 23-24, Building the Natural Healthy Way, Two-day Seminar
Bau-Biologie
18006 Sky Park Circle, Suite 207
Irvine, CA 92614
Prerequisites recommended. Advance registration required. $350
http://www.buildingbiology.net/ibe111bunahe1.html

Monday, February 25 (for six weeks through March 31), 2nd St. Walkers New!!!
6:30 p.m. walk Second St.
RAIN OR SHINE - EACH MON.
- several pace groups
- walk as many laps as you can in the hour
- dogs welcome, baby strollers welcome
- FREE to participate
- bring $5 if you want to be in the jackpot drawing
- all ages welcome
- each lap is 1 mile
http://www.justinrudd.com/walkers.html

Tuesday, Feb 26, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
The last Tuesday of the month is a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new
friends and community. Bring your own place setting and food for 5.
6:30-9 p.m., pre-registration required.
http://www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter/adult_enrichment.asp

Thursday, Feb. 28th, Long Beach Green Drinks gathering
The Gaslamp, from 7-9:30 p.m.
6251 E. PCH, (at the corner of PCH and Loynes)
Contact: Jenny Caronna
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
http://www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of anyone interested in networking over drinks and food.

Aquarium of the Pacific, Ongoing Events
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/

EcoLink Meetings, Ongoing-Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Atherton, just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
www.ecolink4us.org

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see ongoing events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Aug., Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to: www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach/Ongoing
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach, Ongoing
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view times and days of hikes and other activities:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

MARCH 2008

Saturday, March 1, Sustainable Seafood Day
Aquarium of the Pacific, 9 a.m. to 5 pm.
The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to learn how to help our oceans one bite at a time at its fourth annual Sustainable Seafood Day. Learn all about cooking environmentally friendly seafood dishes and how your seafood consumption choices can help save our seas. Enjoy seafood tastings in the Aquarium's Great Hall, watch as local chefs do sustainable seafood cooking demonstrations, take home recipes, and visit booths by organizations that promote sustainable seafood practices. Complete sustainable seafood meals will be available for purchase in the Aquarium's Café Scuba.

Cost: General Admission--$20.95 adult (12+), $17.95 senior (62+), $11.95 child (3-11), and free for Aquarium members and children under the age of three
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Info: (562) 590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org

Friday, March 7, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community."
Visit this website to see details:
www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

Saturday, March 8, Nature/Bird Walks

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.

For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:

www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, March 8, Community Tree Planting
Where:
6th and Santiago Ave., Long Beach, 90814
Time: 9 a.m. to noon (please arrive at 8:45 to sign-in)
Join Citizen Forester Brett Beck as he continues to beautify his Long Beach neighborhood. Last fall, Brett and his community planted magnolia and Australian willow trees on six city blocks. Now, he will lead another community planting on the parkway bordering Alamitos Heights and Little Rec Park. Group will be planting 30 Southern Magnolia and Sweetshade trees. Come out and be a part of the fun!
Meet near the corner of 6th St. and Santiago Ave. Follow the TreePeople signs!
What to Bring: Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes. Don’t forget a water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen and your positive energy.
For more information or to sign up, contact Brett Beck @ 562-233-6945
Or: brett.beck@verizon.net.

Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, Natural Products Expo West Added 3/11/08!!!
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
www.expowest.com

Friday, March 14, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-9:30
www.cseligman.com

30-Minute Beach Clean Up

Saturday, March 15, 10: 00 am, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Sunday, March 16, Nature/Bird Walks

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.

For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:

www.lcwlandtrust.org

Tues., March 18, Building Green: Home Design and Construction Seminar
6:30 pm-9 pm, CSULB Bldg. FNS, Room 204, Fee $35
Presenter: Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes LLC
California State University, Long Beach, University & College Extension Services (UCES)
To learn more:
www.uces.csulb.edu
To enroll:
www.uces.csulb.edu

Wednesday, March 19-Saturday, March 22, LBCC 36th Annual Plant Sale
Presented by Horticulture Club, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway
*Free parking in student lots 1 and 2 off of Orange Ave.
(562) 938-3192
http://lbcchorticultureclub.homestead.com//docs/plant_sale_2008.pdf
http://lbcchorticultureclub.homestead.com

Thursday, March. 27th, Long Beach Green Drinks gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m. New venue!
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar. "
www.morrys.com/backroom.html
Contact: Jenny Caronna
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Saturday, March 29, Endangered Species Habitat Restoration Day
Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m. to noon
Help save endangered birds from extinction with the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Aquarium invites you to enjoy a morning outdoors helping to restore the nesting habitat for endangered species of birds during their annual Endangered Species Habitat Restoration Day. Participants will be removing the non-native grasses from the habitat. The event will take place at the Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge located on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. Please RSVP if you are interested in participating.
Cost: Free
Location: Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge (directions to be provided when participants RSVP)
RSVP required: (562) 590-3100
Info: www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, March 29, Househsold Hazardous Waste/E-Waste/Universal Waste Roundup
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Veteran's Stadium
5000 Lew Davis Street
Long Beach
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, March 29, Lights Out America
8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Lights Out America and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are coming together on 3/29 for "Earth Hour": the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. Learn more by visiting this website:
www.lightsoutamerica.org

Aquarium of the Pacific, Ongoing Events
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

EcoLink Meetings, Ongoing-Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Atherton, just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
www.ecolink4us.org

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see special events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Aug., Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to: www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach/Ongoing
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach, Ongoing
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

APRIL 2008

Friday, April 4, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community."
Visit this website to see details:
www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

Sunday, April 6, Annual Open House at Prisk Native Garden
Spectacular wildflower blooms await this year at Prisk Native Garden's
annual Open House on Sunday, April 6, from 10-2 p.m.
On grounds of Prisk Elementary School, 2375 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach,
90815. (Across the street from Stanford Middle School, corner Albury
and Los Arcos). Admission free. Donations accepted.
Contact: Mike Letteriello
Letteriello@charter.net.

Saturday, April 12, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 13, The Green Living Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Exhibits, workshops, seminars, organic foods and beverages, eco-fashion show, kids' area, music and more.
www.thegreenlivingexpo.com

Wednesday, April 16, Organic Valley Fundraiser for Heifer International
Celebrate the earth, one dinner at a time.
Organic Valley Family of Farms, Heifer International, Jane Kaczmarek, actor, and Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, invite you to take part in the 2008 Earth Dinner fundraiser for Heifer International.
6:30 pm - Cocktails and Exhibition Viewing
7:30 pm - Dinner
Location: Fowler Museum at UCLA*
Join others for an evening of food and fun with a menu of local, seasonal, and organic ingredients presented by Chef T. Nicolas Peter of The Little Door Restaurant.
$125 per person
Tickets going fast! RSVP today.
Online at: www.heifer.org
Or call Judith Velasco at 501-907-2936.


Friday, April 18 through Saturday, April 19, Friends of Colorado Lagoon Earth Day Events
Second annual, two-day event for all ages.
Friday, 8 a.m. to noon: Collecting and returning marine animals to habitat. Friday night will be an evening of eco-presentations touching on different Lagoon-related topics. Saturday, starting at 10 am, wetland cleanup and educational displays, nature walks and games throughout the day. Free.
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Friday, April 18, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-9:30
www.cseligman.com

Saturday, April 19, Let's Teach Them to Care!
12 noon, Hands on pot-a-plant fun for kids 2 yrs.+
Suggested donation $5
At Growing Roots, Interior Plant Pros:
3940 E. 4th St. (at Termino Ave.)
Long Beach
Call to reserve a seat:
(562) 439-8896
www.growingroots.com

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Sunday, April 20, Nature/Bird Walks

Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.

For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:

www.lcwlandtrust.org

Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day!!!

Tuesday, April 22, Radical Cinema presents: "An Inconvenient Truth"
7 p.m.
Academy Award-winner and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore's stunning and informative documentary about global warming. If you haven't seen it yet, here's your chance. If you have seen it, bring someone who hasn't. Group discussion follows the screening.
Where: Viento y Agua Coffee House
4007 E. 4th St. at Termino Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-1182
Questions? Call Leonard: (562) 856-7515
FREE (but support a great indie coffehouse and enjoy some coffe/tea/what-have-you)
Viento y Agua offers a 10% green discount to customers who ride a bike or walk to the coffehouse in lieu of driving a car to get there

Wednesday, April 23, Got Trees? Grant Application Workshop
6 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Resource Center
425 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach
Call or email to reserve space:
(562) 570-1010
sharron_hinkey@longbeach.gov
*Learn about tree planting resources available.
*Learn about the types of trees that are appropriate for a site.
*Learn how to get permission to plant trees from the agency that controls a public site.
*Learn how to apply for grants and how to plant trees.
*Sign up to be a volunteer at future tree plantings.

Thursday, April 24th, Long Beach Green Drinks gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m. New venue!
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar. "
www.morrys.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Friday, April 25, Arbor Day
Arbor Day Foundation
www.arborday.org

Friday, April 25, Soy Candle Making Class
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., class fee is $13.00
Location:
The Daily Grind
981 Pacific Coast Hwy
Seal Beach, CA 90740
562-598-2605
Make your own natural soy candle. Includes everything you need to make one 6-8 oz. soy candle. And yummy treat from The Daily Grind!
**You can also bring your own container.
**Fee will be based on the size of the container if over 6-8 oz.
Call to make your reservations:
Kathleen Compton
(562) 715-9028
Or email: Candles@SealightSoy.com

Saturday, April 26, Bixby Knolls Tree Planting
9 a.m. – Noon
Location: It’s A Grind, 4245 Atlantic, will be the headquarters and meeting place for the event.
49 trees will be planted along the Atlantic Avenue corridor between Carson and Burlinghall. This project is part of a brand new and unique partnership between the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Leadership Long Beach-Class of 2008, and the City of Long Beach, Department of Public Works.
* Approximately 100 volunteers are needed to plant the trees. It’s a great way for residents to come out and celebrate Arbor Day. Some tools and supplies will be provided by Public Works, but volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels and work gloves. Interested in helping with the tree planting? Contact:
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
(562) 595-0081
info@bixbyknolls.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

Saturday, April 26, Long Beach Honors Earth Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Recreation Park
4900 E 7th St
Long Beach, CA 90804
Long Beach Water Dept. Earth Day page:
www.lbwater.org
Page with event details:
www.lbwater.org


Saturday, April 26, Shred-It Day
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace Long Beach (at PCH and 2nd St.)
Secure, recycled, free shredding.
(562) 961-1975

Sunday, April 27, Long Beach Cyclists "Bike-Pool"
From downtown L.B. to the farmers' market at the Marina.
Group departs at 9:45 a.m. from the Bikestation and stops at various spots along the way. Learn more (pdf flyer): bikepool
www.lbcyclists.org

Sunday, April 27, Woven Image Benefit Concert
At 7 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
6500 Stearns Street (near Palo Verde)
Long Beach, 90805
Woven Image, the folk, celtic and jazz ensemble, will be giving a benefit concert on 4/27 with proceeds going to the Woven Image Sewing Institute in Hyderabad, India. Woven Image Music is comprised of pianist, composer and arranger Tom Parmeter Dyer, vocalist, composer and arranger, Carole Parmeter Dyer, percussionist Alan Cook, and cellist and bassist, Eddie Young.
Special guests for this concert include violinists Susan Rishik of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, flautist Sharon Edmundson, vocalists Tim Edmundson, Larry Klevos, Lorrie Klevos and David Winter.
Woven Image performs songs from a wide range of styles drawing on folk, celtic, jazz and world music. Most of the songs feature vocalist Carole Parmeter Dyer, but many include singing by her husband Tom Parmeter Dyer. Included are songs with audience participation in an upbeat folk style.
Woven Image gives concerts in Southern California, the Bay Area, and California’s Central Valley, in an effort to create community and to raise money for social justice causes.

There will be a free-will offering taken at the concert.
For more information contact:
Carole Parmeter Dyer
(562) 433-9591
E-mail:
tomandcj@verizon.net

Wednesday, April 30, Environmental Awareness Fair at LBCC
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carsonn St., Long Beach
Tables with local "green" businesses and organizations, electric car show and vegetarian food sampling.
See 4/30 blog posting: www.longbeachgreenguide.blogspot.com

Aquarium of the Pacific, Ongoing Events
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

EcoLink Meetings, Ongoing-Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Atherton, just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
www.ecolink4us.org

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see special events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Aug., Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach/Ongoing
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach, Ongoing
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

MAY 2008

Wildflower Hotlines and Viewing Sites
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: www.parks.ca.gov
Anza-Borrego State Park: www.parks.ca.gov
Bureau of Land Management: www.blm.gov
Theodore Payne Hotline (March through May): www.theodorepayne.org

May is National Bike Month. Check out these sites:
www.lbcyclists.org
www.bikeleague.org
Download pdf:
50 Ways to Celebrate Bike Month

Thursday, May 1, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursdays, May 1 and 8, Discover the Stars
7:30-9 p. m., El Dorado Nature Center
Have fun learning about the night sky and our place in the universe. Join us for a fun class learning about constellations, star life cycles, the possibility of extraterrestrial life and how to buy or make a telescope.
*Field trip Saturday, May 10, $15 per person.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Friday, May 2, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, May 2, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community."
Visit this website to see details:
www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

Saturday, May 3, 5th District Solar Energy Conference & Tour
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
El Dorado Senior Center
2800 Studebaker Road
Long Beach, CA 90815
The Solar Conference 2008 will include a panel discussion, workshops and a tour of solar powered homes. Space is limited on the tour, so people are encouraged to call the 5th Council District Office to reserve a space on the bus.
For more information, please read the press release:
www.longbeach.gov

Download the Conference Agenda
Contact: Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
(562) 570-6932
E-mail: district5@longbeach.gov

Saturday, May 3, Turtle Show
10am – 3pm
El Dorado Nature Center
From small to large, turtles from all over the world will be displayed by members of the Southern California Turtle and Tortoise Club.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, May 3, Out of the Wilds, and Into Your Garden
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815
(562)570-1745
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening? Come to a free gardening class and talk with California native plant experts.
First Saturday of each month. Pre-registration required.
Call for program topic.

Saturday, May 3, Star Night at Seal Beach Pier
Held in conjunction with Bogart's Coffee House. The sun sets at 7:40 that night, so the start time for viewing will be ~ 8:00 p. m. The "star" of the show will be Saturn, along with a few star clusters and some starry-eyed visitors. Michael Beckage and other astronomers will be providing telescopes for viewing the skies.
Location: On the grassy area next to the beginning of the pier. Seal Beach.
www.discoverthestars.net
www.bogartscoffee.com

Sunday, May 4, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Sunday, May 4, Weaving Baskets, Weaving Stories
1 pm – 4 pm
El Dorado Nature Center
Family Class, $5 per person.
Spend a glorious and relaxing afternoon by the Lake learning to weave baskets and listening to stories of long ago.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, May 8, Dominguez Gap Wetlands Grand-Opening Event
7:45 a.m., Shuttle service provided to location, which is adjacent to the Los Angeles River in North Long Beach.
Download pdf invitation

Thursday, May 8, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, May 8 (and May 1), Discover the Stars
7:30-9 p. m., El Dorado Nature Center
Have fun learning about the night sky and our place in the universe. Join us for a fun class learning about constellations, star life cycles, the possibility of extraterrestrial life and how to buy or make a telescope.
*Field trip Saturday, May 10, $15 per person.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Friday, May 9, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Saturday, May 10, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, May 10, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, May 10, Rollin' Down the River
10am – Noon, El Dorado Nature Center
May is National Bike Month. Join us on an eco-friendly tour of the San Gabriel River. We’ll view the birds, learn about the history of the land and explore other ways to live a more healthy sustainable life. Program will culminate with a river cleanup. Bring your bikes and a light snack.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, May 10, International Migratory Bird Day
10am – 3pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats, and People. Join us, as we not only celebrate our feathered friends, but the places so many call home.
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov


Saturday, May 10 , Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
Noon to 2 p. m.
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Sunday, May 11, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Monday, May 12-Friday May 16, Bike to Work Week
Visit these sites:
www.lbcyclists.org
www.bikeleague.org
Download pdf:
50 Ways to Celebrate Bike Month

Thursday, May 15, Bike to Work Day (BTWD)
Organized by Long Beach Cyclists
Download PDF flyer: btwdflyer
Website: www.lbcyclists.org

Thursday, May 15, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, May 16, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, May 16, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-9:30
www.cseligman.com

30-Minute Beach Clean Up

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, May 17, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, May 17, KABC's 5th Annual Clean Air Car Showcase
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: At the Pike
Six leading clean-air vehicle manufacturers will display alternative fuel cars. Industry experts will also be on-hand to answer questions, and visitors can test drive autos on a course through downtown Long Beach.

Saturday, May 17, Sweet Treasures Home, Think Green! Buy Vintage! Fundraiser
6PM - 9PM
Sweet Treasures Home
4244 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach CA 90807
(562) 427-9200
www.sweettreasureshome.com
Sweet Treasures Home is a national donation site for Call2Recycle, an organization that collects old cell phones and batteries. If a customer brings in a cell phone or battery to donate (on the night of the fundraiser,) they will receive 30% off of their total purchase. If a customer brings in 2 or more pieces of plastic or aluminum, they will receive 15% off of their total purchase. The donation will go to Los Cerritos Elementary School "Green Collection," and will benefit the PTA.

Sunday, May 18, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Sunday, May 18, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, May 22, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, May 22, Long Beach Green Drinks Gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m.
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar." Happy hour menu will be offered to Green Drinkers throughout the evening. First drink 50% off, IF you RSVP to Jenny Caronna by 5/21.
www.morrysofnaples.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Friday, May 23, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Sunday, May 25, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, May 29, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, May 29, Friends of Long Beach Animals 15th Annual Benefit for the Animals
Reception: 6:30 p.m.; Performance: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, featuring George Batson’s comic thriller Gift of Murder.
Why: To benefit FOLBA’S SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program),Humane Education Program, and Medical and Toy Fund for Shelter Animals
Details: Silent auction, Chinese auction, dine-out raffle, door prize, music by Ralph Brunson, Hero to the Animals Award recipient honored.
Contact: June Walkington, Event Coordinator, (562) 988-7647
Ticket information: (562) 988-7647 or www.folba.org (Events Page)

Friday, May 30, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Saturday, May 31, Soular Mixer
Place: Viento y Agua Cafe
4007 E. 4th Street (corner of 4th and Termino)
Time: 6-930pm
Event: 'Soular Mixer,' a local renewable energy group, is raising funds to bring solar electricity to rural Nicaragua. There will be live music, raffles, prizes, a silent auction, organic espresso, great food, etc. Suggested donation is $10 (tax deductible).

Aquarium of the Pacific, Ongoing Events
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Bixby Knolls Strollers/Walking Group
Meets every Saturday morning 7:30 a.m.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue
For more details email:
blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

EcoLink Meetings, Ongoing-Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Atherton, just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
www.ecolink4us.org

El Dorado Nature Center, Ongoing Events
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see special events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Aug., Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach/Ongoing
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach, Ongoing
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

JUNE 2008

June is blooming with lavender and some Southern California farms are hosting sweet-scented festivals:

Each weekend in June, 4th Annual Lavender Festival
Hosted by Highland Springs Resort and held at the 123 Farm in Cherry Valley


Each weekend in June, Lavender Days
The Lavender Fields, Valley Center (San Diego Co.)
Open 10-5. At 10:30 a.m. meet on the porch of the store for a "Walk and Talk" tour of the fileds. Hosted by owners.
www.thelavenderfields.com

Saturday, June 28th, Ojai Lavender Festival
www.lavenderfestival.net

LOCAL EVENTS/JUNE

Sunday, June 1, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Sunday, June 1, Bikepool to the Marina Farmers' Market
Long Beach Cyclists
Website: www.lbcyclists.org

Thursday, June 5, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, June 6, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, June 6, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community."
Visit this website to see details:
www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

Saturday, June 7, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Denni, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, June 7, South Bay Solar Homes Tour
For info and locations, contact:
David@SouthBayEnergyFair.com
www.southbayenergyfair.com

Saturday, June 7, Out of the Wilds, and Into Your Garden
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815
(562)570-1745
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening? Come to a free gardening class and talk with California native plant experts.
First Saturday of each month. Pre-registration required.
Call for program topic.

Saturday, June 7, Star Party at Seal Beach Pier
8:00 p. m., meet on grassy area near pier. Hosted by Bogart's Coffee House and some local astronomers. Weather permitting, this should be a wonderful evening with warmer temperatures and a gorgeous grouping of Saturn, Mars and the crescent moon in the early evening sky. Michael Beckage will be bringing out his largest telescope and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions! In between views through the telescope, stop by Bogart's Coffee for a yummy warm drink and check out their event calendar for other fun opportunities.
www.bogartscoffee.com

Sunday, June 8, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, June 12, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, June 13, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Saturday, June 14, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, June 14, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com


Saturday, June 14, Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
Noon to 2 p. m.
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Sunday, June 15, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Monday, June 16, Donna Schilder Stress Reduction Workshop
6-8:00pm, Morry's of Naples
Are you feeling stressed out? Join Donna Schilder, PCC, Life & Business Coach for
this workshop & networking event in the comfortable setting of "The Backroom,"
where you'll have fun, meet new friends, and learn how to reduce stress! For
just $30.00 per person you'll receive marvelous advice, delicious appetizers and a
complimentary glass of wine. To RSVP, please send an email to Melissa Balmer: mbalmer@morrys.com
www.morrysofnaples.com

Wednesday, June 18, "Green Your Business for Sustainability and Profit"
7:00 a.m., $30 for non-members, $15 for members
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Good Morning Long Beach meeting
Presenter: Meredith Gossland with Micro Enterprise Solar Harvest (www.meshinc.org)
The Grand at Willow Street Centre
4101 E. Willow St. (west of Lakewood Blvd.)
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 436-1251 ext. 103
www.lbchamber.com

Thursday, June 19, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, June 20, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Saturday, June 21, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, June 21, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, June 21, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, June 21, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, June 21, Summer Solstice Stroll
6:30 p. m., Hosted by the Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos. This event is free and open to everyone. All Strollers will meet at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, at 6:15pm and depart at 6:30pm for an evening stroll through the neighborhood. After the walk, the Rancho will be providing delicious summer treats in the garden like watermelon, ice cream, soft drinks and other snacks to celebrate the kick-off to summer in "the Knolls." The Rancho will be open for self-guided tours of the gardens and facilities.

Sunday, June 22, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Wednesday, June 25, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
New this week!!!
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.

Thursday, June 26, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, June 26, Long Beach Green Drinks Gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m.
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar." Happy hour menu will be offered to Green Drinkers throughout the evening.
www.morrysofnaples.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna with any questions.
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Friday, June 27, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, June 27, Drawing in Nature
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Dorado Nature Center, pre-registration required.
Walk and observe, journal and photograph out on the Nature Center trails and then turn your observations into colored pencil drawings. Learn the basics of using colored pencils, including blending, burnishing and impressed line while incorporating the techniques of botanical drawing. Call for supply list.
Adults: $25 per person each session.
El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815
(562) 570-1745
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, June 28, Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour
8 a.m., get tour of the wetlands with biologist John Boyle. Meet at the bridge. Parking is accessible from the northbound lane of Pacific Coast Highway one mile south of Warner (across from the Bolsa Chica State Beach entrance).

Saturday, June 28, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, June 28, E-Waste and Used Tire Event (free)
9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Environmental Services Bureau
2929 East Willow St.
Long Beach
See pdf flyer:
www.longbeach-recycles.org
L.B. Environmental Services Bureau homepage:
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Sunday, June 29, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Ongoing Events:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Bixby Knolls Strollers/Walking Group
Meets every Saturday morning 7:30 a.m.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue
For more details email:
blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

EcoLink Meetings, Ongoing-Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Atherton, just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
www.ecolink4us.org

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see special events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

JULY 2008

Tuesday, July 1, Raw Inpsiration Farmers' Market
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach, 90831
www.rawinspiration.org

Wednesday, July 2, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
New to Long Beach as of 6/25!!!
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursday, July 3, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, July 4, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Note: Frieda's Fresh Marketplace will not be held on Sat. July 5th due to the holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 6, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Sunday, July 6, Bikepool to the Marina Farmers' Market
Long Beach Cyclists
Website: www.lbcyclists.org

Sunday, July 6, Garden Tour at Rancho Los Cerritos
2:30 p.m., free
Reservations requested: (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
Rancho calendar page:
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Tuesday, July 8, Raw Inpsiration Farmers' Market
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach, 90831
www.rawinspiration.org

Tuesday, July 8, Historic Preservation Element Workshop (City of L.B.)
6:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.
El Dorado Park West
Craft Room
2800 Studebaker Rd.
www.longbeach.gov

Wednesday, July 9, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Wednesday, July 9, Historic Preservation Element Workshop (City of L.B.)
6:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.
North Division Substation
Community Room
4891 Atlantic Ave.
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, July 10, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 p.m.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, July 10, Historic Preservation Element Workshop (City of L.B.)
6:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.
3rd District Field Office
Community Room
340 Nieto Ave.
www.longbeach.gov

Friday, July 11, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, July 11, Evening Campfire
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Get the family together for an hour and head outside for some fresh air, relaxation, stories, games and laughs around the campfire.
$1.50 per person, pre-registration required. Call: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Family & Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, July 12, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, July 12, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, July 12, Simple Saturdays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Dorado Nature Center
On the second Saturday of every month discover new and simple ways you can live a healthier, happier life. The Long Beach Water Department will present tips for saving water, and a solar cooking expert (see listing below) will demonstrate the simplicity of solar cookery.
Nature Center Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, July 12, Solar Cooking Demonstration
10 a.m.-2 p.m., El Dorado Nature Center
DIY solar oven kits for the kids. Demo by Micro Enterprise Solar Harvest (MESH: www.meshinc.org)
El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815
(562) 570-1745
Nature Center page:
www.longbeach.gov


Saturday, July 12, Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
Noon to 2 p. m.
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Saturday July 12, Seal Beach Public Star Party
8:00 p.m., Grassy area at beginning of pier.
These star parties are just plain fun! Why not opt for an evening learning about the universe and seeing some wondrous sights with your own eyes? Head on down to the Seal Beach pier between 8 and 10 p.m. and enjoy the view. While you're there stop by Bogart's Coffee House for a great warm drink and thank them for helping to make Seal Beach astronomy nights a huge success!
www.bogartscoffee.com

Sunday, July 13, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Tuesday, July 15, Raw Inpsiration Farmers' Market
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach, 90831
www.rawinspiration.org

Tuesday, July 15, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist.
$3 per person, pre-registration required.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Wednesday, July 16, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursday, July 17, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, July 18, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Saturday, July 19, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, July 19th, Art in the Garden Tour
Time: 10am – 4pm
Begin Tour:
Alford’s English Gardens (Here you'll pick up the map/brochure and head out on the self-guided tour of eight residential gardens)
550 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 101A
Seal Beach, CA (562) 430-3528
Cost: $20, 100% of the proceeds benefit the Beacon House in San Pedro
Last Stop: Los Cerritos Elementary Urban Farm Yard
515 West San Antonio Drive, Long Beach
Garden, exhibits, fun - Free!

Saturday, July 19, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
Workshop for 7/19 is full! Extra class added for 7/24 (see listing below)
Next regularly scheduled workshop:
Saturday, August 16, 2008
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, July 19, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Sunday, July 20, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Tuesday, July 22, Raw Inpsiration Farmers' Market
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach, 90831
www.rawinspiration.org

Wednesday, July 23, Food Environment Forum
2-4:30 pm
Miller Family Health Education Center
3820 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
RSVPs appreciated. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Shawna Stevens at
(562) 570-7901 or shawna_stevens@longbeach.gov by Friday, July 18th.
Learn how health is impacted by the food available in your neighborhood. Hosted by Jack Thomas, DO. Featured presenter Sue Babey, PhD. Topics covered will include overview of obesity and diabetes in Long Beach, menu labeling descriptions, benefits of community gardens, farmers' markets and food banks.
Read event details (pdf flyer):
Food Environment Forum


Wednesday, July 23, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursday, July 24, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, July 24, Sustainable City Commission Meeting (public welcome)
4:00 p.m. in City Hall, council chambers
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6555
Sustainable City Commission page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, July 24, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Free (this extra workshop was added in July due to popular demand)
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment.
Note: Regular workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Thursday, July 24, Long Beach Green Drinks Gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m.
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar." Happy hour menu will be offered to Green Drinkers throughout the evening.
www.morrysofnaples.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna with any questions.
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Friday, July 25, Downtown Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Friday, July 25, Evening Campfire
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Get the family together for an hour and head outside for some fresh air, relaxation, stories, games and laughs around the campfire.
$1.50 per person, pre-registration required. Call: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Family & Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, July 26, Frieda's Local Open-Air Fresh Marketplace
8 a.m. to 1 p. m.
4465 Corporate Center Dr. (corner of Cerritos and Lexington, east of Bloomfield)
Los Alamitos, CA
Seasonal favorites, breads and pastries, California-grown, cooking demos, tasting samples, fresh-brewed coffee, certified organic, fresh seadfood, grower-direct flowers.
www.friedas.com

Saturday, July 26, Andy Goldsworthy Day
12 – 3pm, El Dorado Nature Center
(562) 570-1745
Join artists and friends in creating "Andy Goldsworthy" style art from found objects along the El Dorado Nature Center trail. Bring joy; the land will provide the inspiration.
Nature Center Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, July 27, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Sunday, July 27, Long Beach Southeast Farmers' Market
9 am - 2 pm.
Alamitos Bay Marina
E. Marina Dr. south of E. 2nd St.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Tuesday, July 29, Raw Inpsiration Farmers' Market
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach, 90831
www.rawinspiration.org

Wednesday, July 30, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m.
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursday, July 31, Long Beach Uptown Farmers' Market
3 - 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Ave./E. 45th Way (between E. Del Amo Bl. & E. San Antonio Dr.)
in the Bixby Knolls area.
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org

Thursday, July 31, Discover the Stars Beginning Astronomy Class
Class sessions held at El Dorado Nature Center, 11 years and up, $35
Meeting dates and times:
Thursday July 31, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Thursday August 7, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday August 9, Star Party – 8:00-10:00 pm (location TBD)
Instructor: Michael Beckage
Call to register: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Family & Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

ONGOING:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Bixby Knolls Strollers/Walking Group
Meets every Saturday morning 7:30 a.m.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue
For more details email:
blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

EcoLink Meetings, Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (5450 E. Atherton St.), just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
For meeting details, go to www.ecolink4us.org and click on icon at bottom right of page: "Join EcoLink Meetings."

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit this El Dorado Nature Center page to see special events:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

AUGUST 2008

FARMERS' MARKETS

Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Southeast Long Beach
On Marina Dr., just south of Second St.
www.goodveg.org

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Raw Inspiration Certified Farmers' Markets
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach
www.rawinspiration.org

Wednesdays, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m., Long Beach
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Uptown Long Beach
At 46th St. and Atlantic Ave.
www.goodveg.org

Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Long Beach
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.goodveg.org

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Cerritos
Located on the east side of Park Plaza Drive between Towne Center Drive and Park Plaza West, just south of Cerritos Towne Center Shopping Center (and just north of the Performing Arts Center).
www.goodveg.org

AUGUST EVENTS

Saturday, August 2, Volunteer Meeting
9-9:30 am, El Dorado Nature Center
Looking for volunteer opportunities or service hours? Come to an orientation meeting to learn about what you can do at the Nature Center.
Nature Center Stewardship page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, August 2, 1st Saturday Stewards – Service Learning Opportunity
10am - noon, El Dorado Nature Center
Students, interns, volunteers, join in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting the benches. Call the Center to let them know you are coming, so they’ll be sure to have enough rakes and shovels. Wear sturdy shoes.
Phone: (562) 570-1749 to sign up and for more information.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, August 2, Out of the Wilds, and Into Your Garden, "Some Like it Hot: How to Plant a Water-Wise Garden"
2 – 4pm., El Dorado Nature Center, free
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening? Come to the Nature Center's free gardening class and talk with California native plant experts. First Saturday of each month. Class limit is 25. Call to register: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, August 3, Garden Tour at Rancho Los Cerritos
2:30 p.m., free
Reservations requested: (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
Rancho calendar page:
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Tuesday, August 5, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $3 per person
The Nature Center comes alive at night, and we seldom appreciate this beauteous time of the day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist. Register soon, because spots fill up quickly, (562) 570-1745.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Friday, August 8, Evening Campfire
7:30 - 8:30pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $1.50 per person
Get the family together for an hour and head outside for some fresh air, relaxation, stories, games and laughs around the campfire. Please register at (562) 570-1745, because spots fill up quickly.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, August 9, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, August 9, Simple Saturdays, Topic: Backyard Composters
10am -3:30pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Celebrate the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by visiting the Nature Center on the 2nd Saturday of each month. You’ll have a chance to discover new and simple ways you can live a healthier, happier life. This month, Lisa Harris from the City of Long Beach, displays easy backyard composters.
Call (562) 570-1749 for more information.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov


Saturday, August 9, Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
2 pm to 3:30 pm (*this is a time change from previous months)
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Saturday, August 9, “The Perseids”
8-10 pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $4 per person
Every year in August, these beautiful meteors return, carrying a trail of history, myth, and ancient stories told around countless campfires.
Call (562) 570-1745 to register.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Tuesday, August 12, Family Nightlife Walk
7 – 9pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $3 per person.
Looking for an alternative to the computer and TV? Bring the kids to the Nature Center for a naturalist-led walk on the trails. Please register at (562) 570-1745.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, August 16, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, August 16, Adopt-A-Wetland Cleanup
10am - Noon, At Colorado Lagoon in conjunctiionn with the El Dorado Nature Center
Are you looking for a fun and easy way to give back to the environment and your community? Learn more about our fragile wetland habitats and how to protect them.
Third Saturday each month. Call (562) 570-4876 for more information.
Nature Center/Colorado Lagoon page:
www.longbeach.gov
Friends of Colorado Lagoon:
www.coloradolagoon.org

Saturday, August 16, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, August 16, Butterfly Walk
1 – 3p m, $5 per person, El Dorado Nature Center
People aren’t the only ones who enjoy wildflowers. You’ll see wildflower plantings and observe the “wild things” that visit the spring-flowering plants. Call (562) 570-1745 to register. Adults only.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, August 17, Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe, "Squish, Slither, and Stomp through the Muddiest Event in Town!"
12:30-4:30 p.m., Rancho Los Cerritos
Squish some history between your toes! Visit Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site and learn about our local “adobe” soil and its many uses throughout history. Guests will make real adobe bricks, plaster a wall with mud, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races and much more. This is the muddiest and wackiest event in Southern California. Entertainment will be provided by The Witcher Brothers who will be performing bluegrass music throughout the event. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 4-12.
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Monday, August 18, "Living with Wildlife"
6 p.m., presented by California Fish and Game and Long Beach Animal Care Services. Sponsored by Gerrie Shipske's office.
El Dorado Senior Center, Bridge Room
2800 N. Studebaker Rd.
Long Beach
Discussion will be on local wildlife with an emphasis on coyote population.
For additional information call Gerrie Shipske's office:
(562) 570-6932
Also visit this City of Long Beach page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, August 21, Intuition Basics: A User's Guide
7 - 9pm, featuring Rebecca, Intuitive Reader
Bogart's Coffee House
905 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-2226
Spend an evening with Rebecca and she'll help you start recognizing your own inner guidance through demonstrations and simple exercises.
Learn more:
www.BogartsCoffee.com

Saturday, August 23, Discovery Day
10am – 2pm., El Dorado Nature Center
Ever wonder what's living under the logs, or hiding in the mud of the stream? Come dig, dip and delve into the mysteries hidden at the Nature Center.
Call (562) 570-4876 for more information.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, August 23, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, August 23, Save Our Beach, Beach Clean-Up
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1st & Ocean, Seal Beach
Learn more:
www.saveourbeach.org

Monday, August 25, Green Speed Dating
6-8pm. (event starts on time so please arrive by 5:45pm to check-in)
LOCATION: Morry's of Naples, 5764 E. Second Street in Long Beach, CA (in Naples) www.morrysofnaples.com
COST: $25 per person
AGE RANGE: 25 - 45 years old
REGISTER FOR EVENT: To register for the event, please follow these steps:
Step 1. Send an email to: greenspeeddating@gmail.com with your name, age, and gender. A confirmation email will be sent to you once you are signed up.
Step 2. Pre-payment of $25 via PayPal is required for the event (website below), in order to pre-make the dating forms.
More details about L.B. event:
www.greenspeeddating.com

Tuesday, August 26, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
6:30 – 9pm. El Dorado Natue Center
Join others on the last Tuesday of each month for a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new friends and community. This month, Master Herbalist Julie James presents holistic household cleaning products. Bring a lemon and a reusable container with lid. And don't forget your delicious dish for five. Call (562) 570-4876
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, August 28, Sustainable City Commission Meeting (public welcome)
4:00 p.m. in City Hall, council chambers
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6555
Note: Meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month.
Sustainable City Commission page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, August 28, Long Beach Green Drinks Gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m.
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar." Happy hour menu will be offered to Green Drinkers throughout the evening.
www.morrysofnaples.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna with any questions.
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Sunday, August 31,The Healing Science of Yoga
2-4 p.m., guided by Dharma Shakti
$25 pre-paid $30 at the door
Ja Yoga
5525 Spring Street (at Bellflower Blvd.)
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 746-7779
info@jayoga.org
The ancient study of life from India is now here in Long Beach. Ayurvda is the healthy lifestyle of the yogi. Come understand the natural way of healing the body, mind and soul.
Ja Yoga Events page:
www.jayoga.org

ONGOING:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Bixby Knolls Strollers/Walking Group
Meets every Saturday morning 7:30 a.m.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue
For more details email:
blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

EcoLink Meetings, Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (5450 E. Atherton St.), just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
For meeting details, go to www.ecolink4us.org and click on icon at bottom right of page: "Join EcoLink Meetings."

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit the El Dorado Nature Center website to see special events:
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

SEPTEMBER 2008

FARMERS' MARKETS

Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Southeast Long Beach
On Marina Dr., just south of Second St.
www.goodveg.org

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Raw Inspiration Certified Farmers' Markets
1 World Trade Center
Long Beach
www.rawinspiration.org

Wednesdays, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m., Long Beach
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
www.localharvest.org

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Uptown Long Beach
At 46th St. and Atlantic Ave.
www.goodveg.org

Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Long Beach
Promenade North at Fifth St.
www.goodveg.org

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Cerritos
Located on the east side of Park Plaza Drive between Towne Center Drive and Park Plaza West, just south of Cerritos Towne Center Shopping Center (and just north of the Performing Arts Center).
www.goodveg.org

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Thursday, September 4, “Wine and Wetlands”
7 to 9 p.m., Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
The first Thursday of every month, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust (LCWLT) is sponsoring “Wine and Wetlands” at the Gaslamp. $20 for six tastings. World-class guitar player, Frank Potenza, takes the stage from 7 - 8:30. Learn about wine and listen to jazz. Chat about wetlands and socialize a bit. Have fun and maybe make a few friends.
Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
6251 PCH (intersection of PCH and Loynes Dr.)
www.thegaslamprestaurant.com
www.lcwlandtrust.org
*If wine is not your beverage of choice, the Gaslamp has a full bar (as well as a dinner menu) with selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Friday, September 5, Evening Campfire - Family
7:30 - 8:30pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $1.50 per person
Get the family together for an hour and head outside for some fresh air, relaxation, stories, games and laughs around the campfire. Please register at (562) 570-1745, because spots fill up quickly.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, September 6, Out of the Wilds, and Into Your Garden
2 – 4pm., El Dorado Nature Center, free
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening? Come to the Nature Center's free gardening class and talk with California native plant experts. First Saturday of each month. Class limit is 25. Call to register: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, September 7, Garden Tour at Rancho Los Cerritos
2:30 p.m., free
Reservations requested: (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
Rancho calendar page:
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Tuesday, September 9, Family Night Walk
7 – 9pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $3 per person.
Looking for an alternative to the computer and TV? Bring the kids to the Nature Center for a naturalist-led walk on the trails. Please register at (562) 570-1745.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, September 11, What's Going On? (Los Angeles)
6:30 p.m., Bullock's Wilshire Building
Presentation about toxic chemicals in toys, cosmetics and more.
Read "Panic in the Organic Aisle,"(Whole Life Times) by Stacy Malkan.
Learn more about event...

Saturday, September 13, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, September 13, Simple Saturdays
10 am – 3 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Celebrate the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by visiting the Nature Center on the 2nd Saturday of each month. You’ll have a chance to discover new and simple ways you can live a healthier, happier life.
Call (562) 570-1749 for more information.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, September 13, Grandparents Walk
10 am – 12 pm $2/person, El Dorado Nature Center
Come for a naturalist led tour with your grandparents, and share multi-generational stories about growing up with nature.
Call to register: (562) 570-1745

Saturday, September 13, Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
12 noon to 2 pm
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Sunday, September 14 through Tuesday, September 16, The Future is Green
Held at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (www.longbeachcc.com). Sponspored by CAPCOA (California Air Pollution Control Officers Association)
Expo on new and emerging clean air technologies and innovations.
*Public is welcome for free on Sunday the 14th from noon to 5:30.
Visit website to view more event details:
www.capcoagreen.com

Monday, September 15, Intuition Basics: A User's Guide
7 - 9pm, featuring Rebecca, Intuitive Reader
Bogart's Coffee House
905 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-2226
Spend an evening with Rebecca and she'll help you start recognizing your own inner guidance through demonstrations and simple exercises.
Learn more:
www.BogartsCoffee.com

Friday, September 19, Equinox Campfire
7 pm – 9 pm. $3/person, El Dorado Nature Center
The autumnal equinox marks the second day of the year when day and night are of equal length. Join in celebrating the cycles of our planet.
Call to register: (562) 570-1745

Saturday, September 20, Coastal Cleanup Day
9am to Noon
The Long Beach Water Department will host a site at Bluff Park on E. Ocean Blvd and Coronado Ave.
California Coastal Commission website:
www.coastal.ca.gov

Saturday, September 20, Coastal Cleanup Day (various L.B. locations)
9 am to noon
Visit El Dorado Nature Center, Special Events page to see locations:
www.longbeach.gov

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, September 20, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, September 20, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, September 20, Astronomy Night, Star Party
8:00 – 9:30pm, Hosted by Bogart's Coffee House
Held at grassy area next to Seal Beach pier.
Calling all amateur astronomers. Bring your telescopes, or just enjoy viewing the heavens through ours. We will be setting our telescopes up in the park across from Bogart's. We will have a great view of Jupiter, the Moon, the Summer Triangle, some nebulae and binary stars and much more! It is an amazing view.-Michael Beckage, astronomer
www.bogartscoffee.com
www.discoverthestars.net

Sunday, September 21, Nature/Bird Walks
Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach, 8 a.m.
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Sunday, September 21, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Sunday, September 21, Restoration Trade Fair

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sponsored by Rose Park Neighborhood Association
Fair to be held at Luther Burbank Elementary School (4th Street and Junipero Avenue), and will feature approximately 50 specialty vendors and city resources, all knowledgeable in historic guidelines, plus guest speakers, classes, and exhibits throughout the day.
The event is free to RPNA members and to children under 18; $5 for all others.
www.rpna-tradefair.org
www.rpna.org

Tuesday, September 23, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9 pm $3/person, El Dorado Nature Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Wednesday, September 24th, Building Green: Home Design and Construction Seminar, Section I
6:30 - 9:30pm, University College and Extension Services (CSULB)
Fee: $35
This evening seminar is designed to address the emerging trend of developing healthier and smarter buildings by defining effective ways to utilize materials, energy, and water usage. The sustainable home combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, and construction management.
For more information, call the UCES Customer Service Center:
(800) 963-2250
Building Green page:
www.uces.csulb.edu

Thursday, September 25 through Saturday, Setpetember 27, West Coast Green (San Jose)
San Jose Convention Center
Nation's largest venue for green innovation, building, business and design.
Homeowners' day, Saturday, Sept. 27.
www.westcoastgreen.com

Thursday, September 25, Sustainable City Commission Meeting (public welcome)
4:00 p.m. in City Hall, Council Chambers
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6555
Note: Meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month.
Sustainable City Commission page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, September 25, Long Beach Green Drinks Gathering
Morry's of Naples, from 7-9:30 p.m.
5764 E. 2nd St.
(562) 433-0405
Meet in "The Backroom Wine & Cheese Bar." Happy hour menu will be offered to Green Drinkers throughout the evening.
www.morrysofnaples.com
Contact: Jenny Caronna with any questions.
jenny@fundraisinggreen.com
www.greendrinks.org
Informal, eco-friendly gathering of people interested in networking over drinks and food. Exchange ideas, make new friends, and enjoy a night out with others who share green passions.

Friday, September 26, Habitat Stewards Training
9 am – noon
Join others to keep El Dorado Nature Center a beautiful and healthy place for wildlife. Monthly meetings and work parties will provide ongoing opportunities to sharpen your skills, meet new friends and increase your knowledge base.
Call (562) 570-1749 for application and program details.
Nature Center Stewardship page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, September 27, Bixby Knolls Clean-Up Day
9 am to 12 noon, Bixby Knolls
100 volunteers are sought to help clean up Bixby Knolls! Volunteers should meet at It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue and will pick up trash, sweep, recover shopping carts all along Atlantic (from 33rd to 45th Street) and Long Beach Blvd. (from Wardlow to San Antonio). Bags and gloves provided. The 8th District Council Office will be providing refreshments. Students can receive community service hours for the event.
View pdf flyer to get more details:
Bixby Knolls Clean-Up Day

Saturday, September 27, Public Lands Day
10am-12pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Join staff and volunteers on this national day of service to our public lands, and help to keep the Nature Center beautiful for all who use it. Please call (562) 570-1745 to register.
Nature Center Stewardship page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, September 27, Singing Yoga
7:30-9:30 pm, Ja Yoga, $5.00
Ja Yoga would like to invite to you to celebrate summer's end and autumn's arrival with Captain Kirtan and the All Stars, who will be playing their divine music. Come listen to the melody, feel the rhythm, and sing your heart out.
Please call for more info: (562) 746-7779
www.jayoga.org

Tuesday, September 30, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
6 – 9 pm, El Dorado Natue Center
Join others on the last Tuesday of each month for a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new friends and community. Bring your own place setting and a delicious dish for five.
Call (562) 570-4876
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

OCTOBER EVENTS

Wednesday, October 1, Friends of Long Beach Animals, Virtual "Walk for the Animals"
Fundraising event through October 31st.
Learn more:
www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org

Thursday, October 2, “Wine and Wetlands”
7 to 9 p.m., Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
The first Thursday of every month, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust (LCWLT) is sponsoring “Wine and Wetlands” at the Gaslamp. $20 for six tastings. Learn about wine, listen to jazz, chat about wetlands and make a few friends.
Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
6251 PCH (intersection of PCH and Loynes Dr.)
www.thegaslamprestaurant.com
www.lcwlandtrust.org
*If wine is not your beverage of choice, the Gaslamp has a full bar (as well as a dinner menu) with selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Saturday, October 4, Bixby Knolls Strollers: "Eco-Friendly Stroll"
7:15 a.m., It's a Grind Coffeehouse, 4245 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
To support the University by the Sea event, the Bixby Knolls Strollers will be headed downtown for an Eco-Friendly Stroll. As usual, Strollers will meet at It's A Grind Coffeehouse. The group will walk down Atlantic Avenue to the Wardlow Metro Station and catch the train to 1st street. The route will then continue through the East Village to the site of U-Sea (the following day), down to the water front and then north on Pine Avenue to Smooth's Sports Grille for breakfast on the patio. After breakfast it’s back on the train to Bixby Knolls. The group will be hard to miss in the new navy blue Strollers t-shirts with the slogan “Get Your Stroll On!” All are welcome to join the group for this fun day of travel and exploration. Just bring $10 for breakfast and you’ll be all set.
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Phone (562) 595-0081
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

Saturday, October 4, 1st Saturday Stewards (Service Learning Opportunity)
Students, interns, volunteers, join us in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting the benches. Call to let the Nature Center know you are coming, so they'll be sure to have enough rakes and shovels. Wear sturdy shoes.
(562) 570-1745
Nature Center's Stewardship page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 4, Morning Bird Walks
9 am – 10 am, Colorado Lagoon
Wake up with the birds. Come down to the Lagoon for a guided walk and learn which feathered friends call this wetland home.
El Dorado Nature Center, Colorado Lagoon page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 4, Compassionate Cuisine Celebration
5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 2nd City Council Gallery + Performance Space
435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA
Send your taste buds on an exciting journey at the World Vegetarian day Celebration in Long Beach! Bring your friends and family to sample the vast array of rich vegetarian food offerings from all over the world. Music, a raffle, special guest presentations, and more! Registration: $35.00
www.animalacres.org

Sunday, October 5, Watercolor in Nature
9am - noon, El Dorado Nature Center
Turn nature’s beauty into a work of art. Enjoy an hour of instruction and demonstration and two hours of guided painting out on the trails of El Dorado Nature Center. Your work may be displayed in the Nature Center’s gallery. Supplies will be provided with the exception of a chair and easel.
Adults: $45 per person each session. $10 material fee. Pre-registration required.
Call: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, October 5, University by the Sea (going green this year!)
Located in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District (at the corner of 1st St and Linden Ave).
U-Sea opens at 10:00 am. Class sessions run until 6:30 PM. Outdoor exhibits run until dusk (approximately 7:30 PM). The Music Main Stage and Beer Garden remain open until 10:00 pm. This year, University by the Sea is 'going green,' with native landscaping and composting classes, tours of an organic garden, free valet service for bicycles, mass-transit incentives, solar-powered rental equipment, 100% post-consumer biodegradable food containers, tree plantings, and much, much more.
Learn more at the U-Sea website:
www.universitybythesea.com

Sunday, October 5, U-Sea Tree-Planting Event
10 am to 12 noon, meet at the north-east corner of Elm and 1st Street
Learn more:
U-Sea Tree Planting Flyer

Sunday, October 5, Garden Tour at Rancho Los Cerritos
2:30 p.m., free
Reservations requested: (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
Rancho calendar page:
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12, Yoga Retreat (San Jacinto Mountains)
Classes taught by Lonne (OneLove Yoga-Seal Beach and FreeSpirit Yoga-Bixby Knolls) and her mother, Laura Tree. Retreat will be held at The Zen Mountain Center (www.zmc.org) near Idyllwild, California in the San Jacinto Mountains.
Cost is $425 and $100 will reserve your space. Yoga, meditation, vegetarian food and lodging are all included. Massage therapist and reiki master available for additional cost. All activities are optional. Space is filling up; please contact Lonne if interested: oneloveyoga@yahoo.com

Friday, October 10, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-9:30
www.cseligman.com

Saturday, October 11, Nature/Bird Walks
8 a.m., Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach (rain cancels)
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, October 11, Electronic Waste Drop-Off
9 am to 3 pm, parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6220 E. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Saturday, October 11, Weaving Baskets, Weaving Stories
10 am – 1 pm, $3/person, Colorado Lagoon (On Appian Way between Park Ave. and Colorado Blvd.)
Join a naturalist down at the Lagoon to hear stories about how the first native people survived in harmony with the land, and weave baskets out of natural materials.
El Dorado Nature Center, Colorado Lagoon page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 11, Simple Saturdays
10 am – 3 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Discover new and simple ways you can live a healthier, happier life everyday by practicing sustainable living. October's exhibitor is Eric Zahn, botanist, from Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, who will present information on native wetland plants.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 11, Friends of Colorado Lagoon "Estuary Explorations"
12 noon to 2 pm
Location: At the corner of Appian Way and Colorado St. in East Long Beach
www.coloradolagoon.org

Sunday, October 12, Prisk Native Garden Fall Cleanup
9 am, Prisk Elementary School, 2375 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach
Prisk Native Garden, on the campus of Prisk Elementary School in the Los Altos area of Long Beach, will have a fall brush clearance and cleanup. Volunteers may work as long as they like. Normally, we put in 2-3 hours total. Please bring gloves and any pruning tools you might have. For more info contact Mike Letteriello at letteriello@charter.net. Or call (562) 439-6002.

Sunday, October 12, Watercolor in Nature
9am - noon, El Dorado Nature Center
Turn nature’s beauty into a work of art. Enjoy an hour of instruction and demonstration and two hours of guided painting out on the trails of El Dorado Nature Center. Your work may be displayed in the Nature Center’s gallery. Supplies will be provided with the exception of a chair and easel.
Adults: $45 per person each session. $10 material fee. Pre-registration required.
Call: (562) 570-1745
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, October 12, Dr. Helen Caldicott Lecture
2 p.m., free community event
First Congregational Church of Long Beach
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, California 90802
(562) 436-2256
Learn more:
www.firstchurchlb.org
Helen Caldicott, M.D. website:
www.helencaldicott.com

Monday, October 13, Intuition Basics: A User's Guide
7 - 9pm, featuring Rebecca, Intuitive Reader
Bogart's Coffee House
905 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-2226
Spend an evening with Rebecca and she'll help you start recognizing your own inner guidance through demonstrations and simple exercises.
Learn more:
www.BogartsCoffee.com

Friday, October 17 through Sunday the 19th, 2008 Bioneers Conference
San Rafael, California
www.bioneers.org

Saturday, October 18, 7th Annual Walk for Hope
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., El Dorado Park, five kilometers (three miles)
Get the info on this Be the Cause web page:
www.bethecause.org

Saturday, October 18, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, October 18, Container Gardening With Native Plants
10 am – 12 pm, cost $10, El Dorado Nature Center
Want to grow California native plants, but don’t have the space? Learn what plants work great in containers and receive a voucher for a free plant from our Native Plant Sale on October 25.
Call (562) 570-1745 to register.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 18, E-Waste Event (free)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Lot @ The Corner of Ocean & Granada
1 Granada Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
Portions of the proceeds go to Justin Rudd’s monthly Beach Cleanup efforts (see below).
Electronic Waste Recycling is offering free e-waste recycling opportunities. Bring by your electronics on this day to recycle them for free. Waste is accepted from businesses and consumers.
Learn more and find out what can be recycled:
www.electronic-waste-recycling.com

30-Minute Beach Clean Up
Saturday, October 18, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, October 18, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Sunday, October 19, Nature/Bird Walks
8 a.m., Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach (rain cancels)
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Sunday, October 19, Blessing of the Animals
3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 5450 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Bring your animal or bring a photo.
Sponsored by Friends of Long Beach Animals:
www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org

Tuesday, October 21, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9 pm $3/person, El Dorado Nature Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Thursday, October 23, Sustainable City Commission Meeting (public welcome)
4:00 p.m. in City Hall, Council Chambers
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6555
Note: Meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month.
Sustainable City Commission page:
www.lbds.info

Thursday, October 23, Long Beach Green Drinks: On Hiatus
*Gatherings will resume in 2009. Check back for future dates and locations.

Saturday, October 25, El Dorado Nature Center Native Plant Sale
Preview time for Friends Members: 9 am
General Public: 9:30 am – 2 pm
The Nature Center will be blooming with thousands of California native plants on sale. Your purchase benefits the Center and supports habitat restoration. $6 vehicle entry fee will be credited towards donations of $75 or more. Call (562) 570-4880 for more information. Come early for best selection!
Nature Center's Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, October 25, Beach Cleanup, Seal Beach
11 a. m.-2 p. m.
Meet at the 1st Street Beach parking lot (where River's End Cafe is located), corner of 1st Street and Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach and help keep trash off of our beach and out of our ocean. Kids of all ages are welcome!
www.saveourbeach.org

Saturday, October 25, Astronomy Night – Star Party
7:00 – 9:30pm, grassy area next to Seal Beach pier
Calling all amateur astronomers…Bring your telescope, or just enjoy viewing the heavens through ours. We will be setting our telescopes up in the park across from Bogart's Coffee House. Venus and Jupiter will be shining brightly early in the evening, and we will see some star clusters, double stars, some nebulae and the Andromeda Galaxy and much more! It is an amazing view.--Michael Beckage, astronomer
Bogart's website:
www.bogartscoffee.com

Sunday, October 26, Playground Tree-Planting at Lowell Elementary
1 to 5 pm, 5201 E. Broadway Ave, Long Beach
Volunteers needed to help plant 47 trees.
View pdf flyer to learn more.

Tuesday, October 28, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
6 – 9 pm, El Dorado Natue Center
Join others on the last Tuesday of each month for a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new friends and community. Bring your own place setting and a delicious dish for five.
Call (562) 570-4876
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Wednesday, October 29, Building Green: Home Design and Construction Seminar,
Section I

6:30 - 9:30pm, University College and Extension Services (CSULB)
Fee: $35
This evening seminar is designed to address the emerging trend of developing healthier and smarter buildings by defining effective ways to utilize materials, energy, and water usage. The sustainable home combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, and construction management.
For more information, call the UCES Customer Service Center:
(800) 963-2250
Building Green page:
www.uces.csulb.edu
Schedule and fees:
www.uces.csulb.edu

ONGOING:

Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit this page to view events throughout the year:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Bixby Knolls Strollers/Walking Group
Meets every Saturday morning 7:30 a.m.
It’s A Grind Coffee House, 4245 Atlantic Avenue
For more details email:
blair@bixbyknollsinfo.com
www.bixbyknollsinfo.com

EcoLink Meetings, Monthly
Eco-Link meets the last Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (5450 E. Atherton St.), just west of Bellflower Blvd. Find out what other environmental and social justice groups are doing in the Long Beach area.
For meeting details, go to www.ecolink4us.org and click on icon at bottom right of page: "Join EcoLink Meetings."

El Dorado Nature Center
Visit the El Dorado Nature Center website to see special events:
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Meetings, Ongoing Every Other Month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust meets the last Tuesday of every other month at the Belmont Shores Home Park clubhouse on Loynes Drive (next to the Gaslamp). For more information go to:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Neighborhood Cleanup Events/City of Long Beach
Visit this website:
www.litterfreelb.org

Save Our Beach
Visit website below to see dates of ongoing beach cleanup events for areas in Southern California.
www.saveourbeach.org

Sierra Club (Long Beach chapter)
Visit website to view days and times of hikes and other activities for Long Beach:
www.angeles.sierraclub.org

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Saturday, November 1, Assisteens Plant Sale
8:00 am to 1:30 pm, Gaslamp Restaurant (PCH and Loynes Drive)
Assisteens of Long Beach, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach, will sponsor a plant sale on Saturday. Direct from a local grower, fall plants - pansies, marigolds, mums etc. will be sold in flats and four-inch pots. Flats (16, 4" pots) will sell for $15 and 4" pots will sell for $1. Gallon containers of various shrubs and fall flowers will sell for $5 each. Arrive early for best selection. Take advantage of this great opportunity to brighten your yard - just in time for the holidays. Proceeds from the sale of the plants will go towards Assisteens' self-improvement and philanthropic projects. For additional information please contact Marie Johnson at 562.439.7960 or Rita Hayes at 562.596-6834.

Saturday, November 1, Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden
2 pm to 4 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening?
Come to our free gardening class and talk with
California native plant experts.
First Saturday of each month. Call for program topic.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, November 1, Soylar Candle Holiday Boutique
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Host: Irene Guoz
Location: At The Soylar Home!
3154 Heather Road, Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: (562) 366-4665
Soylar Candles is having its first annual holiday boutique, hosted by Irene Guoz. You will find a variety of gifts to green your holidays, from soy candles and accessories to reusable gift bags. Come early for the best selection. Hope to see you all! We will provide refreshments. Bring a bag of jars with lids for a chance to enter a raffle. All forms of payment accepted.
www.soylarcandles.com

Sunday, November 2, Garden Tour at Rancho Los Cerritos
2:30 p.m., free
Reservations requested: (562) 570-1755
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach 90807
Rancho calendar page:
www.rancholoscerritos.org

Wednesday, November 5, Long Beach Cyclists General Meeting
Where: The Art Theater (Portfolio Annex), 2025 E. 4th Street
Time: 7:17pm
Meeting will be with the manager of the Art Theater to discuss some logistics and to pick a date for the first Bike-In Movie. All those that would like to be involved in the project are strongly encouraged to attend.
www.lbcyclists.org

Thursday, November 6, "Wine and Wetlands"
7 to 9 p.m., Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
The first Thursday of every month, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust (LCWLT) is sponsoring "Wine and Wetlands" at the Gaslamp. $20 for six tastings. Learn about wine, listen to jazz, chat about wetlands and make a few friends.
Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
6251 PCH (intersection of PCH and Loynes Dr.)
www.thegaslamprestaurant.com
www.lcwlandtrust.org
*If wine is not your beverage of choice, the Gaslamp has a full bar (as well as a dinner menu) with selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Saturday, November 8, Old Tires and E-Waste Recycling
9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Environmental Services Bureau
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Bring your electronic waste and old tires, and help keep alleys and streets clean, and our environment hazard-free.
Visit City of Long Beach ESB website:
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, November 8, Acorn Festival
10am - 3pm., El Dorado Nature Center
Squirrels and scrub jays are hiding acorns to prepare for the winter shortage. Come celebrate
the bounty and beauty of our native oaks, and learn about the acorn's many uses.
Nature Center Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, November 8, Nature/Bird Walks
8 a.m., Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach (rain cancels)
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, November 8, Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Roundup
9 am to 3 pm, Simms Park (Clark Ave. and Oak St., north of the 91 frwy.), Bellflower
www.888CleanLA.com
Free, drive-thru drop-off.

Sunday, November 9, Thai Tastes for All the Senses
3 pm to 6 pm, Long Beach
Instruction: Tanya & Justin bring you some of the treasures of Thailand. They will teach you how to create food art and authentic Thai recipes that you can recreate at home.
Pleasure: Feast your senses on the tastes and beauty of Thailand exploring new sights, tastes and smells.
Share: A several course feast under the lanterns glow in a garden sanctuary.
Cost: $40 includes ingredients, materials and several course meal. Half price for guest. TO REGISTER: Send email with participants name(s), phone & email to: ts_space@yahoo.com
Visit T's Space website:
www.tspaceonline.com
*Please specify vegetarian or meat option.

Wednesday, November 12, Green Your Bottom Line
10 am to 11 am, 4010 Watson Plaza Drive in Lakewood
Presented by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach Green Business Association (www.lbgba.org)
Cost for workshop is $20
* This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs integrate green strategies into every aspect of their businesses from marketing to operations and transportation, products and services, in order to reduce overhead and increase profits. Participants will also learn about funding resources, both grants and low or no interest loans, available for greening their business.
* Participants will leave the workshop with a basic plan to: green their business, qualify for green business certification, and apply for grants and other funding to help their business thrive in a slow economy. For more information or to register, call (562) 425-7500.

Friday, November 14, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-8:40, Long Beach City College planetarium, room D326
www.cseligman.com

Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16, Green Festival (San Francisco)
www.greenfestivals.org

Saturday, November 15, Community Tree-Planting
8 a.m., Meet on Clark Ave., north of Spring St. for coffee and pastries and tree-planting demonstration. Volunteers from California Greens (www.cagreens.org) are planting 87 trees in our area this weekend and need additional help. Tools are provided, but bring gloves if you have them and comfortable shoes, boots, or sneakers.
For more info, contact Gabrielle@WorkWithWeeks.com or call 252-4196

Saturday, November 15, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, November 15, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, November 15, Andy Goldsworthy Day
12 noon to 3 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Join artists and friends in creating art from found objects along the trail. Bring joy, the land will provide the inspiration.
Nature Center Special Events page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, November 15, Intro to Yoga
1-4 pm, Ja Yoga
Have you always wondered about who, what, where, and when about yoga? Here is your chance to learn yoga basics from A to Z in a welcoming and supportive environment. Two experienced teachers, Mic Ja and Lana, will discuss yoga postures, proper breathing, philosophy, common terminology and so much more! Because of the intimate class setting you will have abundant individualized attention and will get to know fellow beginning yogis. So come and have fun with yoga in this enlightening course! Please bring a mat and an open heart.
For info, call (562) 746-7779
$30 pre-sale, $35 at the door
www.jayoga.org

Sunday, November 16, Nature/Bird Walks
8 a.m., Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach (rain cancels)
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Sunday, November 16, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Monday, November 17, "Start your Own Green Business" Workshop
7-9 p.m., cost is $30. Attendees will have a three-page business plan outline and will know all the steps they need to take to start up in Long Beach when they leave the class. No matter what business they are intersted in...from auto mechanic to plumber, restaurant or insurance agent, this workshop will show them how to create that business using green principles; products, vendors, office operations and marketing to reduce the cost of doing business and to increase the green options for consumers in Long Beach.
Contact Meredith Gossland at (562) 400-5971 or by email at mg@meshinc.org
Visit Micro Enterprise Solar Harvest website:
www.meshinc.org

Tuesday, November 18, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9 pm $3/person, El Dorado Nature Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday/Sunday November 22 and 23, E-Waste Event (free)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Circuit City Parking Lot
12325 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, CA 90740
www.electronic-waste-recycling.com

Saturday, November 22, Drawing in Nature
10 am to 3 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Walk and observe, journal and photograph out on the Nature Center trails and then turn your observations into colored pencil drawings. Learn the basics of using colored pencils.
Call (562) 570-1745 for supply list.
Adults: $25 per person each session.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, November 22, Beach Cleanup, Seal Beach
11 a. m.-2 p. m.
Meet at the 1st Street Beach parking lot (where River's End Cafe is located), corner of 1st Street and Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach and help keep trash off of our beach and out of our ocean. Kids of all ages are welcome!
www.saveourbeach.org

Tuesday, November 25, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
6 – 9 pm, El Dorado Natue Center
Join others on the last Tuesday of each month for a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new friends and community. Bring your own place setting and a delicious dish for five.
Call (562) 570-4876
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

DECEMBER 2008 EVENTS

Wednesday, December 3, Building Green: Home Design and Construction Seminar,
Section III

6:30 - 9:30pm, University College and Extension Services (CSULB)
Fee: $35
This evening seminar is designed to address the emerging trend of developing healthier and smarter buildings by defining effective ways to utilize materials, energy, and water usage. The sustainable home combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, and construction management.
For more information, call the UCES Customer Service Center:
(800) 963-2250
Building Green page:
www.uces.csulb.edu
Schedule and fees:
www.uces.csulb.edu

Wednesday, December 3, Long Beach Cyclists General Meeting
7:17 pm, Polly's Gourmet Coffee (Belmont Shore)
4606 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-2996
LB Cyclists website:
www.lbcyclists.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 4, "Wine and Wetlands"
7 to 9 p.m., Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
The first Thursday of every month, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust (LCWLT) is sponsoring "Wine and Wetlands" at the Gaslamp. $20 for six tastings. Learn about wine, listen to jazz, chat about wetlands and make a few friends.
Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar
6251 PCH (intersection of PCH and Loynes Dr.)
www.thegaslamprestaurant.com
www.lcwlandtrust.org
*If wine is not your beverage of choice, the Gaslamp has a full bar (as well as a dinner menu) with selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Friday, December 5, Alternative Gift Series (for ages 16 and older)
2-4 pm, $25 per person for 2 classes (12/5 and 12/12), El Dorado Nature Center
Come join us as we make our friends and family thoughtful presents with special meaning. We’ll take old items and turn them into reborn, unique, creative gifts. You bring the project base, and we’ll provide all the decorative materials and ideas!
12/5 class is Bring a few old necklaces
or bracelets to take apart.
Nature Center Adult Program page:
www.longbeach.gov

Friday, December 5, Astronomy Open House at LBCC
7:30-8:40, Long Beach City College planetarium, Room D326
www.cseligman.com

Saturday, December 6, Wake up with Wildlife
8 am to 10 am, El Dorado Nature Center
$2/person
Early morning is a great time to see animals just waking up, or preparing to sleep after a long night of activity. Join others for a walk through the Nature Center to greet a new day.
Nature Center homepage:
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, December 6, Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden
2 pm to 4 pm, El Dorado Nature Center
Want to learn more about native and water wise gardening?
Come to our free gardening class and talk with
California native plant experts.
First Saturday of each month. Call for program topic.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Sunday, December 7, Herbal Gifts for the Holidays (14 yrs & up)
Noon to 2 pm, $25
In this class, you will make and take home a wide range of baths, teas, creams and soaps!
$20 material fee. Instructor: James
Please call 570-3111 for class information and reservation.
Nature Center Adult Enrichment page:
www.longbeach.gov

Tuesday, December 9, Green Your Bottom Line
9 am to 10 am, Presented by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach Green Business Association (www.lbgba.org)
4010 Watson Plaza Drive, Lakewood
* This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs integrate green strategies into every aspect of their businesses from marketing to operations and transportation, products and services, in order to reduce overhead and increase profits. Participants will also learn about funding resources, both grants and low or no interest loans, available for greening their business.
* Participants will leave the workshop with a basic plan to: green their business, qualify for green business certification, and apply for grants and other funding to help their business thrive in a slow economy. For more information or to register, call (562) 425-7500.

Saturday, December 13, Nature/Bird Walks
8 a.m., Gum Grove Park, Seal Beach (rain cancels)
For location info, visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands website:
www.lcwlandtrust.org

Saturday, December 13, Fisher-Price Beach Clean-Up
10 am to 11 am, Meet at the Lone Sailor Memorial on Ocean Blvd., between Orizaba Ave. and Redondo Ave. Doughnuts and water provided.
View pdf flyer

Saturday, December 13, Long Beach Cyclists Holiday Lights Ride
4:30 pm
Meet at:
It's a Grind
247 Pine Ave., Long Beach
www.lbcyclists.blogspot.com

Monday, December 15, Intuition Basics: A User's Guide
7 - 9pm, featuring Rebecca, Intuitive Reader
Bogart's Coffee House
905 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-2226
Spend an evening with Rebecca and she'll help you start recognizing your own inner guidance through demonstrations and simple exercises.
Learn more:
www.BogartsCoffee.com

Saturday, December 20, Nature by Kayak
9 a.m. to noon. Off-site, Aquarium of the Pacific class held at Newport Bay Wildlife Preserve.
Cost: $58 per person
$53 for Aquarium members
Kayak included. Instruction on basic kayaking and a naturalist-guided expedition to learn about the plants, geologic features, archaeological sites, marine biology and the fascinating history of the Bay. Both double and single kayaks are available.
Ages: Must be at least 11 years old, under 16 years old must be enrolled with an adult.
RSVP: (562) 951-1630
AOP "Nature by Kayak" page:
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Saturday, December 20, Justin Rudd's 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Day
10 a.m.
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, 90803
www.beachcleanup.org

Saturday, December 20, Smart Gardening and Composting Workshop
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free
Learn how to turn your lawn and yard trimmings into a beneficial soil amendment. Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month.
2929 E. Willow Street
Long Beach
Smart Gardening/Composting page (City of Long Beach):
www.longbeach-recycles.org

Saturday, December 20, Beach Cleanup, Seal Beach
11 a. m.-2 p. m.
Meet at the 1st Street Beach parking lot (where River's End Cafe is located), corner of 1st Street and Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach and help keep trash off of our beach and out of our ocean. Kids of all ages are welcome!
www.saveourbeach.org

Saturday, December 20, Call Back the Sun Campfire
7 to 9 pm, $3 per person, El Dorado Nature Center
Celebrate the longest night of the year and the beginning of the winter season.
Nature Center Family & Special Events page (scroll down):
www.longbeach.gov

Saturday, December 20, Yoga Party
7:30 to 9:30 pm, $5.00
Ja Yoga, 5525 Spring Street, Long Beach CA, 90808
Captain Kirtan and the All Stars will be playing their divine music.
Call for more info: (562) 746-7779
www.jayoga.org

Tuesday, December 23, Adult Nightlife Walk
7 – 9 pm $3/person, El Dorado Nature Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a quiet reflective walk on the trails with a naturalist.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Tuesday, December 30, Community Dinners for a Healthy Planet
6 – 9 pm, El Dorado Natue Center
Join others on the last Tuesday of each month for a vegetarian potluck and celebration of new friends and community. Bring your own place setting and a delicious dish for five.
Call (562) 570-4876
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov

Wednesday, December 31, Bring in the New Year
7 to 9 pm, El Dorado Nature Center, $5 per person
Celebrate the coming of 2009 with Mother Nature. Join a naturalist for a stroll through the Center to be followed by a fire and celebratory reflections.
Nature Center Adult Programs page:
www.longbeach.gov