Long Beach Catalyst Network

Seven-Ten Swap: 4 Years of Community Building Through Sharing

seven-ten-swap Have any items laying around that you no longer use but don’t have the heart to throw out? Imagine a community space where you could take them to and know that someone else will accept them and give it a new home. That is the vision behind the monthly Seven-Ten Swap, a free community exchange where people can give items that are clean and in good condition to pass on to others.

Human Library Event Brings Stories to Life

man-lecture-teach If a picture can be worth a thousand words, then a real-life encounter can be a priceless novel. That’s the hope for the organizers of the Human Library event to be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Long Beach Main Public Library.

Shift Long Beach Highlights Local Food Networks at Forum

shiftlb-food-networks In the last fifty years, the meteoric rise of agribusiness giants like Monsanto and Cargill has wreaked havoc upon our global food supply, bankrupting small farmers while endangering the web of life with pollutants and genetically modified foods.

Long Beach Free School Hosts Open House Saturday, June 15

lb-free-school Neighbors teaching neighbors—that is the driving vision for the new Long Beach Free School, which officially launched for the public on Wednesday. Prospective students can go to LBfreeschool.com to become members and enroll in any of over a dozen classes being taught by Resident Professors.

New Long Beach Free School Seeking Resident Professors

resident professors wanted at Long Beach Free School Long Beach Free School is looking for teachers. With the motto “Everyone a student; everyone a teacher” the new Long Beach Free School is set to launch this summer providing a grassroots education system for young people and adults to engage in lifelong learning.

Long Beach Time Exchange Hosts “Living Our Gifts,” a Free Community Holiday Event, December 9

“Living Our Gifts”—a free community Holiday event On Sunday, December 9th, Long Beach Time Exchange members in conjunction with the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach will host “Living Our Gifts”—a free community event which includes food, film screenings, holiday card making, a “green elephant” gift exchange, and information about time banking—a system where time, rather than money, is the unit of exchange.

Love Your City October Brings Art, Business and Charity to Lord Windsor Roasters

Love Your City - Rotoract Long Beach Rotaract Long Beach invites the public to “Love Your City” through a free, charitable social event at the Lord Windsor Roasters coffeehouse on Thursday, October 18, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. “Love Your City” is a monthly series that unites hometown entities in a social setting to celebrate the local ABC’s (Artist+Business+Cause) of the Long Beach community. 

New Farmers Market And Center Space Offers West Long Beach Residents New Opportunities To Connect

kick-off event at Admiral Kidd Park As an old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. And with Center Space, the newest project from the Catalyst Network of Communities, residents of West Long Beach can now have access to healthy foods and fitness activities.

West Long Beach Welcomes New Farmers Market and Center Space

farmers-market-3 On April 21st, Councilmember Johnson invites the community to welcome the Greener Good Farmers’ Market and Center Space to West Long Beach. Located at Admiral Kidd Park, the Greener Good Farmers’ Market will provide fresh fruit and vegetables to a community that lacks fresh food options.

World-class Percussion Group Adaawe Comes Join Community Drum Circle

Bring your drum for a community drum circle featuring the world-class west african beats of female drumming group ADAAWE. Bring your drum for a community drum circle featuring the world-class west african beats of female drumming group ADAAWE. Those who follow the beat of their own drum aren’t alone. Drummers from across Long Beach will gather to experience the world-class beats of female percussion group Adaawe for an evening of community drumming, fire dancing, soul food, and a celebration of peace.

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