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Bark Twice if you're heading to Good Neighbor Park this weekend

Bark Twice If You Love Long Beach Reads One Book

A people and pet-friendly event on Sunday, March 17



Bark Twice Flyer 


This year's book is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Learn more about Long Beach Reads One Book here 


Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Animal Care and Cruelty Prevention Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2013
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Recreation Park Community Center
4900 East 7th Street
Long Beach 90804 
Presented by Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Long Beach Animal Care Services
View the flyer here
5th District Sustainability Task Force
Join the 5th District Sustainability Task Force at its March meeting on Wednesday, March 20th to learn about two City of Long Beach projects:
  • An Update on the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority's Conceptual Restoration Plan  - presented by Eric Zahn of Tidal Influence, consultant to the City of Long Beach
  • An Update on the Pedestrian Path Project  - presented by Eric Lopez, Tidelands Capital Projects Program Manager with the City of Long Beach
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Marine Admin. Building
Large Conference Room
2760 N. Studebaker Road
C-SPAN Bus to Visit Long Beach City College
What is the C-SPAN Bus?

The C-SPAN Bus is a 45-foot interactive, multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide and teaches the public how to follow Washington Your Way. Educators, students, and local residents are welcomed aboard!

What's inside?

Interactive stations demonstrating C-SPAN programming, online resources, how to follow the 113th Congress with C-SPAN's Congressional Chronicle web site, and how to use C-SPAN Video Library -- an archive featuring 190,000 hours of C-SPAN programming.

NEW this year!

The C-SPAN Bus showcases C-SPAN's new original series, First Ladies: Influence and Image. Airing on Mondays at 9pm ET on C-SPAN, it will be the first ever television series to showcase all of the American first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

For more information, please visit


Friday, March 15, 2013
12:30 - 2 PM
Parking Lot J

For more information visit:
Gerald Desmond Bridge Open House
You are invited to an informal, open house-style workshop on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project at the Hotel Maya on March 20. Drop in any time between 6:30am and 9am and have your questions answered and learn how to stay connected.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:30am - 9am
Hotel Maya
Luna Solstice Room
700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach 90802
View the flyer and driving directions here
WRD's 6th Annual Groundwater Festival
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California will host the 6th Annual Groundwater Festival on Saturday, March 16th. Learn about water, energy and our environment.
Saturday, March 16th
10am - 2pm
4040 Paramount Blvd.
Lakewood 90712
(Just South of Carson Street)
Learn more here
Fall Prevention Classes with The Heart of Ida
Stepping On classes offer fall prevention techniques for older adults.
The 7-week workshop began March 7 and runs each Thursday for 7 weeks from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
The current class has a few remaining space and participation is free. Contact Dina Berg with The Heart of Ida for more information or to register for future classes - or 562-496-4734.
Community Health Screenings at the Long Beach Health Department
Come meet Health Department Staff and receive program information
Department of Health and Human Services
2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach 90815
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (and recurring the second Tuesday of every month)
9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
Click here  for more information and a list of health screenings
The Urban Ocean Poetry Contest - Call for Entries!


The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 4th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. Poems submitted must address the following theme:


Humans and Nature: Coexisting with an Urban Ocean

Maximum length: 300 words

One entry per person


Deadline: 5pm on April 8, 2013


Learn more here