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Garden Art/Succulents Sale

Fall is the perfect time to plant in the garden and to enhance its beauty with garden art. Come to our Garden Art and Succulents fundraiser/sale on Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bembridge House, 935 Park Circle, that offers a large variety of unique garden art items and a wide variety of succulents and drought tolerant plants for very low prices.

Garden art items include antique bird cages, unique fairy gardens, succulent planters, gift items, ceramic pots and much more. Succulents of all sizes are offered at 2 for $1 and 2 for $5 with a few larger plants offered at $10-$15. This is a fundraiser hosted by volunteer gardeners to support the non profit Bembridge House and its gardens.

Republican Women

The community is invited to attend the Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, Long Beach Republican Women Federated breakfast meeting to hear editorial writer and columnist for the Southern California News Group Susan Shelley. Shelley’s columns appear in the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Orange County Register where she writes on local, state and national issues.

Held at The Grand. 4101 E. Willow St., registration starts at 9 a.m. with breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. The cost is just $30 for members and $35 for non-members and there is free parking and the plated breakfast.

A member of the executive board of the nonpartisan civic organization Valley VOTE in the San Fernando Valley, Shelley serves on the board of directors of the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce. A former candidate for the state Assembly, Shelley speaks often to schools, clubs and organizations about California politics and policies.

In addition to Shelley’s presentation, the breakfast meeting offers like-minded women and men an opportunity to learn more about Republican Women Federated and how they can be part of America’s largest grassroots organization.

For information and reservations call (562) 760-1556 or visit http://www.longbeachrepublicanwomen.com/calendar.html.

Sea Scout Golf Tournament

The 4th annual Sea Scout charity golf tournament will take place at Recreation Park on Saturday, Oct.16.

The fundraising campaign is a 7 iron golf tournament for the Long Beach Area Council Sea Base, which runs the Sea Scouts program. The event proceeds provide financial relief for the parents and the Area Council.

According to Albert Guerra, president of the Long Beach Area Council, “Every year we register for the Sea Scouts,” adding, “It’s hard when they’re already paying for the boat maintenance, the fuel and the repairs, too.”

Guerra said the golf idea was a way to offset those demands.

“The idea was to donate any funds we made, to the council directly,” adding, “We actually do really well.”

Guerra credits last year’s tournament for helping to raise approximately $8,000 for the council.

He also gives credit to the Los Cerritos Bahia Yacht Club for helping the tournament be a success.

“Our friends at Bahia partnered with us and let us have a luncheon after the tournament.”

The course is located at 5000 E. 7th St. The cost is $95 per person and includes beverages, lunch and an Awards Banquet.

Contact: Ben Goldberg, (562) 212-6052.

Printers Fair

The 13th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be held Nov. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carson. It is the largest annual celebration of letterpress, book arts and paper in the west.

With the backdrop of the museum’s world-famous collection of antique presses, the fair annually brings together 90 artistic vendors and 2,000 visitors to explore the creative worlds of handmade books and printing.

Exhibitors include some of the finest letterpress and printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond, offering custom posters, prints, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, decorative papers and antiquarian books for sale. Throughout the museum’s galleries, visitors can also print their own keepsakes on antique letterpresses, have their name cast in printer’s type, make paper by hand or even screen print their own shirt.

All proceeds from the fair go to the International Printing Museum, a non-profit institution dedicated to the heritage, preservation and advancement of the printing arts. The featured artist this year is Tony Guadagnolo.

Go to printersfair.com for tickets and additional information.

Daisy Lane Parade

In partnership with the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), Councilmember Roberto Uranga, Council District 7, announced the 67th Annual Daisy Lane Parade: Reimagined. To ensure safety and to be in compliance with state and local health guidance, the parade will be a bit different this year: a shortened parade line-up will follow a snaking path through the Wrigley Neighborhood, bringing the parade directly to the residents of Wrigley.

The reimagined parade will be inclusive of the original parade route and the Daisy Lane Parade decorations will be placed on the Daisy Median. The parade route will be bounded by Wardlow Road and Pacific Coast Highway on the North and South and Magnolia Avenue and the Los Angeles River on the East and West. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

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