Community News

Magic Show

There’s a free to all ages magic show in Seal Beach on Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. at the North Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive.

Those amazing wizards of Ring 96 are at it again. They are out to outperform each other to see who is the best stage magician. Come to the show and vote for your favorite performer. Info: Dan Habel, or call (562) 434-4693 or visit

Ring 96 is the local Seal Beach chapter of The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Founded in 1949 the ring has been home to magicians, hobbyists and collectors for over half a century. As magicians we enjoy doing magic for an audience. This is why we have at least two free shows each year.

Come early to secure the best seats.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Join El Dorado Nature Center and the California Coastal Commission for the annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Joining in the effort as site captains are the Aquarium of the Pacific, Seal Beach Yacht Club, the Long Beach Marine Institute and Clean LB.

Participation is easy. All you need to do is show up at one of the sites listed below and sign in. Staff will provide bags and gloves, or you can bring an old bag, bucket, and gloves.

  • Alamitos Bay Marina
  • Belmont Pier (lot at end of Termino Ave and Ocean)
  • Cherry Beach (lot at end of Junipero Ave and Ocean)
  • Peninsula (lot at 72nd Place and Ocean)
  • Sea Scout Base (near Mother’s Beach)

Coastal Cleanup Day is a great opportunity to bring the community together for a common cause and to increase awareness about issues related to marine debris and the health of our coastline.

For more information about Coastal Cleanup Day, call (562) 570-4876.

SCAN on Straight Talk

Chris Wing, CEO of Scan Health Plan, will be the guest on the next edition of Straight Talk.

He joins host Art Levine to provide a summary of SCAN’s accomplishments over the past year and the exciting plans for the future. Also appearing on the show is Independence at Home Vice President Denise Likar, who reviews IAH’s substantial contributions to the community.

This Straight Talk show will air in Long Beach/Signal Hill on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on LBTV Channel 3 and Frontier FiOS 21. It also airs Saturday and Sunday in Long Beach and 70 surrounding cities at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 188. Straight Talk is also viewable on demand at

Republican Women

Long Beach Republican Women Federated invites you to the Grand Opening of the Long Beach Republican Headquarters Office on Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., located at 4195 Viking Way, #210, Long Beach, CA 90808 (Near the corner of Carson & Bellflower). Come meet some of your local Republican candidates and find out how you can be involved in our community. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free. All are welcome! For more information, call (562) 938-9180 and leave a message.

Kids Draw Architecture

The American Institute of Architects, Long Beach/South Bay Chapter, is hosting a free event Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m. for kids of all ages to attend and learn about architecture while honing their creative skills.

This educational program was originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara – AIASB’s “sister organization” – as a way to both connect architects with children and their parents and to acquire appreciation for architecture and the built environment. Now after almost 30 years and much success, KDA is now being offered at a state-wide level.

We invite the public to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805 ( Attendees will learn about the structure and the history, be provided all supplies, and meet architects who will help participants sketch the scene.

For more information, contact our Executive Director, Kristine Hammond, at (562) 989-1399 or

Book Signing

Author Steven Deeble will be signing copies of his new novel, “Persistence of Vision,” at Timeless Pints Brewing Company on Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m. Timeless Pints Brewing Company is located at 3671 Industry Avenue, Suite C1, in Lakewood.

Deeble’s novel is an historical detective thriller that takes place in Southern California in 1929. Key action takes place in Long Beach. Long Beach locations featured in ‘Persistence of Vision’ include The Pike and the Jack Rabbit Racer roller coaster, the Pacific Coast Club, the Cooper Arms and the Jergins Trust Building.

Deeble is no stranger to Long Beach history. His father’s family came to the city in 1910. His grandfather, Roy E. Deeble, was a real estate developer and inventor.

The book combines local history with Deeble’s passion for motion pictures and Hollywood’s Golden Age. Several well-known actors, including Stan Laurel, John Barrymore and Lon Chaney, make appearances in the novel. Former Long Beach Mayor Oscar Hauge does as well.

“Persistence of Vision” is currently available at MADE by Millworks at 240 Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Copies will be available at Timeless Pints on the 23rd. It can also be purchased through Amazon.

Dracula at Playhouse

As autumn begins our thoughts turn to the holiday most revered by children and by adults who refuse to grow up: Halloween. And what is Halloween without the infamously lusty and bloodsucking Count Dracula? The classic story unfolds as we watch Lucy Seward succumb to a mysterious illness which is draining her life force, her father and his long-time associate, Dr. Van Helsing hunt the true cause of her malady, a vampire stalking London. Watch the chase as the undead terrify the countryside. Will the virtuous triumph or will Dracula succeed in spreading the curse of the Nosferatu?

The show opens Sept. and runs through Oct. 21. Tickets are available at, or by calling (562) 494-1014, option 1.

Annual Fashion Show

Soroptimist of Long Beach presents the “Everyday Runway” Fashion Show on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive. Tickets are $60 each and include boutique shopping, luncheon, cash bar, and fashion show. 100 percent net proceeds of this fun fashion event support Live Your Dream and Day of Success programs for women and girls entering and re-entering the workplace.

The “Everyday Runway” fashion show will feature designer fashions modeled by recipients of SILB scholarships and other women in our community. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch, cash bar, and boutique shopping as well as grand prize drawings.

Tickets are available online at or contact Lauri Blanchard at (562) 355-5675 or Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Oct. 20.

Oktoberfest at Social List

The Social List at 2105 E. 4th St. will be launching their annual Oktoberfest Beer Club on Sept. 15 through Oct. 31. The $15 membership includes a stein mug and first beer free, $2 off all draft beers and a beer club card. If guests fill all 20 slots on their beer card they will be given an exclusive TSL coin, which grants $1 off all beer until Oktoberfest 2018.

For the celebration, The Social List is bringing in over 20 featured beers including: Spaten Lager, Franziskaner Weisse Dunkel, Uinta Punk’n, Ballast Point Pumpkin Down,Boulevard Kolsh, Strand Harvest Ball, and more.

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