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Applications are now being accepted for the 28th Class of the Leadership Long Beach Institute program, which will begin in August 2016. The early application deadline for the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute program is Tuesday, May 31st in order to receive a waiver of the $25 application fee.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.
On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city’s oldest arts organizations.
A New Opportunity to Learn About The Cook and View The Newly Restored Cook’s Bedroom at Rancho Los Alamitos
Lydia Shinkle, the Rancho’s Cook, with her niece, Janie Mae Wilkie, at Rancho Los Alamitos’ duckpond, c. 1922 There is always something new to see at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. Now is a good time to take a docent-led tour of the ranch house with its meticulously restored interior.
The American Association of University Women Long Beach Branch’s Installation of Officers will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Daphne Ching-Jackson will install the 2016-2017 officers: Sharon Westafer and Cacilia Kim, Co-Presidents; Lois Ledger/Leah Sakacs, Program Co-Vice Presidents; Elsa-Karen Braden/Margaret Huebner, Membership Co-Vice-Presidents; Anne Ingalls/Valerie Little, AAUW Fund/Co-Vice Presidents; Jessica Kober, Treasurer and Farrah Farhang/Darlene Daclan, Co-Secretaries.
Long Beach Transit announces its water taxi season schedule for 2016. The AquaLink and AquaBus water taxis commence service on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and will operate a seven-day-a-week schedule through Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016.
Long Beach Fire Fighters, Local 372 will join the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club at their annual Pride kickoff fundraiser on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm at Made Long Beach located at 240 Pine Avenue.
Once a year, Long Beach Heritage invites the public to view some of the unique homes that make up the city’s rich architectural history. The 2016 Great Homes Tour, on Sunday, June 5 from 12-5 pm, will showcase five architecturally distinguished homes in the Bluff Park, Naples, Virginia Country Club and Bixby Knolls areas of Long Beach, two of which, were designed by noted architect Edward Killingsworth.
As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America’s most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s.
The public is invited to attend a Strengthening Families Conference, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach efforts, on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, at Long Beach City College, Building E, 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach.