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School fun, disposing of medicine and a harvest moon...things on my to do list

Cubberley School  

Fall Carnival


Friday, October 28, 2011

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Cubberley School

3200 Monogram Avenue


Proceeds benefit Cubberley's classrooms and school groups


Do-si-do down to Cubberley for a rip-roaring country fair! Come with an appetite for pizza, candy, Dippin' Dots, Hawaiian ice, cotton candy, popcorn, churros, nachos and soda. Shop for used books, make a sand-candy creation, get your face painted, visit the fortune teller or try your luck at the pumpkin walk, fishing, lucky spin or baggo booths.


A huge super-inflatable zone, with wristbands for unlimited admission, will feature a kooky obstacle course, bungee pull, Velcro wall, jousting, super-size twister and a ginormous slide. The event will also feature a special little kids' zone, music from DJ International spinning, a petting zoo, a parents' lounge with coffee drinks from It's A Grind, more than 30 community vendors, and food trucks from Super Mex, Rebel Bites and Meet 'N' Potatoes.


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National Take-Back Drugs Initiative


Participate in the safe disposal of prescription drugs


Saturday, October 29, 2011

10:00am - 2:00pm

Long Beach Memorial

2801 Atlantic Avenue (enter main parking area off of Atlantic Avenue)

Contact: LBPD Drug Investigations Section (562) 570-7221


The Long Beach Police Department has joined forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Initiative. 


The initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft through the collection of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Improper disposal of pharmaceuticals creates a public health concern: persistent disposal of these medications into our waste streams pollutes our water supply and causes harm to humans and animals.


The event offers a drive-thru service that is free and anonymous. The location will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications in addition to Sharps containers.


The FDA has offered suggestions for appropriate disposal on your own. To learn more, click here.  


The proper disposal of prescription medicine is an issue Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske has been working on for several years. For more information about the problem of flushing your medicine down the toilet or sink -- click here


Additional convenient locations participating in the Take-Back Initiative on 10/29/2011:


LA County Sheriffs Dept, Lakewood Station - 5130 N. Clark


Signal Hill Police Department - 1800 E. Hill St.



Starry Sky, Harvest Moon 


Rancho Los Alamitos Fall Fest featuring the Elm Street Band 


Sunday, October 30, 2011

11:30am - 4:30pm

Free Admission

Free parking at CSULB Lot 11 on Palo Verde at Redina Street with continuous handicap accessible shuttle service to the Rancho 


Enjoy a day of astronomical exploration, storytelling, costume parade, music and dance as we celebrate Earth's transitional season of Autumn; a time when the night sky glows with celestial wonder, animals prepare for winter and people throughout the world observe the notable occasion of harvest.


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