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Lifetime Learning Center

Registration is open for classes on Zoom and in-person for the Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies Program at Long Beach City College.

“Music at the Academy, 1970s to Present” with Robyn Frey-Monell-take a journey through musical history and discover what songs were awarded by the academy and what was going on in the country.

“Tai Chi for Better Balance” with David Hennage, “Strength Training” with Jessi McMaster is offered again and “Milestone Musicals, Film nor Chillers and Women with Guts” with Lucy Daggett. Classes are available to everyone. Register on-line at

For more Information contact Theresa Brunella at (562) 930-3047.

Heron Hike

A perfect time to view wetlands is during the rainy season. Learn about the history of Los Cerritos Wetlands and look for migrating birds during a nature walk on Saturday, Feb. 5, 8-10 a.m.  Bring binoculars, if you have them, to view wetlands wildlife.

This walk is appropriate for ages seven and up. Closed toes shoes are required. Park at the intersection of PCH and 1st St., just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP for the nature walk, contact Elizabeth at

‘Unspeakably Talented’

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for two shows, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. The Center is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.

Affectionately known as “The Trocks,” the company was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts to present a playful, entertaining view of traditional classical ballet in parody form. Quickly gathering critical attention, the company shot to international success by masterfully combining their exceptionally strong technique with comedic choreography.

The New York Times continues to hail their performances as “wholly spectacular,” and they’ve gained wide acclaim in two recent documentaries: Rebels on Pointe (2017) and Ballet Boys (2021).

Tickets: $55, available online at

Aquarium Free Lecture

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7-9 p.m.  Topic: Killer Whales of California. Speaker: Alisa Schulman-Janiger, research associate, Natural History Museum of LA County; lead research biologist, California Killer Whale Project; and director, ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project.

Many people picture orcas (also known as killer whales) as exclusively located in the Pacific Northwest. However, a variety of orca pods do visit California each year, which may include different types of orcas; some very rarely seen offshore type killer whales were spotted off the local coast as recently as December 2021.

Guided Kayak Trips

On Saturday, Feb. 19 and March 19 you are invited for a kayak trip to Steamshovel Slough, an amazing watery portion of Los Cerritos Wetlands, which can only be viewed via kayak. All kayak tours will start at 9 a.m. and by over by 11 a.m.

The kayak trips are about 2 miles out and back and will launch from Mother’s Beach. On the kayak trip, you will learn about the history of the wetlands as well as about other amazing wetlands sites that are being restored.

Rules for kayaking: You must be able to swim. You must be in decent shape to handle the paddle – about hours of kayaking (with some breaks). It is recommended that you have been kayaking before, but novice kayakers are welcome to join us. Wear proper attire for kayaking; you will get splashed (no jeans and tennis shoes). If you are 12 years of age (or older) you are welcome to join us as long as you meet the above requirements and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You must reserve a spot by sending an e-mail to


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