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1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park Continues Sept. 6

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1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell held its inaugural event earlier this month.

Annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament Benefiting Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, Sept. 12

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Calling all wordsmiths and Scrabble enthusiasts between the ages of 13 and 90+! The 6th annual Scrabble Scramble Tournament is about to take place! Don’t miss a ‘fantabulous’ evening of 50’s musical entertainment, tasty burgers & shakes, a silent auction, an opportunity drawing, and a friendly Scrabble competition!

Brilliant Colors of Van Gogh Shine at Mural Under the Stars

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Gregorio Luke will end his summer series “Mural Under the Stars” at the ArtExchange (ArtX) on Saturday, August 23rd from 8pm-midnight.  With the urban landscape as the backdrop; attendees will experience an evening of live music, stunning images projected on a large screen, an enlightening lecture, and a chance to view the work of local artists.

More Than 1,000 Kids to Receive Backpacks and School Supplies, Saturday

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Councilmember Al Austin and the Andy Street Community Association are joining together to help more than 1,000 kids get ready for the start of school. On Saturday, schoolchildren are scheduled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free haircuts, health screenings and free food at the “Back to School Summer Blast.” During the event, there will also be an opportunity for community members to provide input on what they would like Phase II of Davenport Park to look like.

Concerts at El Dorado Park Extended Two Additional Weeks

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Fifth District Councilwoman Stacy Mungo and Councilman Patrick O’Donnell, will extend the concerts at El Dorado Park two additional weeks, in partnership with We Love Long Beach and sponsors AeroPlex, Laborers’ Local 1309, and MetroPorts.

The Found Theatre of Long Beach to Host “Pocho In The House”

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The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host three performances of the powerful one-man show  “Pocho In The House,” which uses humor to break down stereotypes and foster cross-cultural understanding. Written and performed by Joe Voltierra, “Pocho In The House” is a personal tour through life growing up–and continuing to grow up–in the sometimes strange, sometimes amusing, always interesting reality of a Mexican-American in contemporary California.

The Weary Boys Return to Alex’s Bar Saturday

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Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California to host a country music concert featuring The Weary Boys triumphant return at Alex’s Bar, Saturday, August 16th . If you were around the underground country and rockabilly scene in the mid 2,000′s you most likely saw The Weary Boys perform all over popular venues in Southern California.

Shops at City Place Long Beach Help Parents and Students Gear Up For Back to School With Shopping Specials

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City Place Long Beach offers families and students back-to-school deals on top items at the more than 37 retail, specialty, entertainment and dining options ranging from apparel and shoes to supplies and electronics, among others.

Long Beach Meditation to Host Open House

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Long Beach Meditation, one of the oldest meditation centers in Southern California, recently moved into a dedicated center and is holding an open house to give members of the public an opportunity to learn more about the organization and its programs.

Low Vision Center at St. Mary Medical Center Provides Access to Free Telephones

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If a friend of yours has limited vision, let him or her know that the Low Vision Center at St. Mary Medical Center will host topical lectures in September and provide access to free specialized telephones. The Low Vision Center provides free services to the Southern California community and helps children and adults enhance their vision to its fullest potential.

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