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Dodger Alumni to Visit Long Beach Rescue Mission Today

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The Los Angeles Dodgers this week are serving the greater Los Angeles community on their 12th annual Community Service Caravan, Pitching in the Community presented by Bank of America. This civic engagement initiative includes participation from Dodger players, alumni and employees and Bank of America volunteers and will continue through Friday, January 30.

Hearing Dog “Speaks” at Hearing Loss Association Meeting February 12

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Camille Jenkins and her hearing dog, Rico will be speakers (Rico barks at loud noises)  at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. 

C.A.T. Hosts 10th-annual Father/Daughter Dance February 8

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Fathers and Grandfathers have an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for dancing to party classics. There is no age requirement, so young and old are able to enjoy the evening. Girls may also be accompanied by their uncle, guardian or an adult relative.

St. Mary Medical Center Partners With Long Beach Schools For “Great Kindness Challenge”

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Hundreds of students throughout Long Beach—and thousands throughout Southern California—are taking up the “Great Kindness Challenge” during the week of January 26 – 30. The Challenge inspires youth across the region to promote positive change by embracing the power of showing kindness to others – similar to Dignity Health’s business philosophy and tradition of caring.

CSULB’s Natalie Sartin, Featured Speaker at Next AAUW Luncheon, to Discuss 19th Century Black Women Activists in Education

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Natalie Sartin, lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Long Beach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  

El Dorado Neighborhood Library to Host LA Opera Talk on The Barber of Seville

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On Saturday, February 7, at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera The Barber of Seville.

Deadline is Today to Nominate an Unsung Hero

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Will you nominate an unsung hero and help them to get $500 or $1,000 from Justin’s nonprofit Community Action Team?  Deadline is today, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Pubic also invited to awards dinner this Sunday.

Combating the Threats from Climate Change; Sierra Club Presents Dr. Jim Stewart

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Dr. Jim Stewart Scientists may be debating whether 2014 beat 2010 as the hottest year on record, but there’s no disagreement that climate change is upon us. Hotter summers are just one of the consequences. Long Beach, like the rest of the world, faces other threats from the changing climate.

Local Organizations Come Together For Community Service

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On Monday, January 19, several Long Beach community and city organizations are joining together for a community service project at a North Long Beach urban farm to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off” in honor of the MLK National Day of Service.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Offers a Variety of Health and Fitness Activities

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Stick to your wellness and fitness goals in 2015. Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine has dozens of options for exercise, dance, swimming, team sports programs. Visit www.lbparks.org to register for these great classes starting in February.

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