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March First Fridays Spotlights Women’s History Month

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A wise woman once said, “Well behaved women seldom make history.”  On March 6, First Fridays is honoring that spirit with our special Women’s History Month event. Help us celebrate those special ladies who have helped shape our lives through music, art, and culture.

East Village Association Accepting Nominations For Board of Directors

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Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Association (EVA) is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. The nomination period is open from February 26 through March 26, 2015. All Board of Directors positions are up for election.

Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson Speaks on Shattering Stereotypes at Next AAUW Meeting

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Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson, assistant professor, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Departments of Sociology and  Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies will speak on “Shattering Stereotypes:  United States Muslim Women’s Experiences and Resistance to Discrimination” at the March 7th meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

David Sanborn Performance at Carpenter Center Will Benefit End Polio Now Campaign

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David Sanborn ~ Photo by Hollis King Six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn will bring his genre-defying saxophone style to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Long Beach campus March 15 at 2 p.m.

2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at CSULB Attracts Nearly 200 Female High School Students

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Nearly 200 female high school students from California’s 47th Congressional District attended the 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Saturday, Feb.

Volunteers to Brave the Shave and Support Childhood Cancer Research

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Photo from Facebook The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Ave., Long Beach 90815 on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.

Rose’s Pawn Shop Headlines Roots Music Night at Alex’s Bar

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The Kings Inn: Roots Music Night kicked off  at Long Beach’s premier live music venue for punk rock and beyond last month with Leon Virgil Bowers and guests and will return to Alex’s this week on February 27th with a lineup stacked with great local, regional and touring acts.

Public Invited to Grand Opening of Jackson Street Park Dog Park

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Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Al Austin and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for the Jackson Street Park Dog Park on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Help This LB Volunteer Get a 10K Grant from KIND Causes

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Long Beach based Louisa Winter, volunteer for Blessed Generation Children’s Centers which supports and aids 3 orphanages in Kenya, is in the running to receive $10K from KIND Healthy Snacks, and she’s asking area residents for support.

Local Girl Scout Organizes Clothing Drive to Share the Love

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Girl Scout, Elisabeth Figueroa-Santana, and the Hughes Middle School Green Team Eco-club will team up with Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC) to host a Used-Clothing Drive at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue from 10am to 1pm.

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