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Lifetime Learning

The 2019 Fall Semester for the Senior Studies Program at the Lifetime Learning Center at Long Beach City College started August 26.. All classes are held at the Pacific Coast Campus in the Lifetime Learning Center Bldg. QQ.

Classes offered this semester are Tai Chi, That’s Entertainment Behind the Scenes, Drawing & Watercolor Workshop, World Affairs & Current Events and Classical Composer Who Never Made it to 40.

For more information, call Theresa Brunella at (562) 938-3047.

Othello’ at Playhouse

In this tragic masterpiece by Shakespeare at the Long Beach Playhouse Aug. 31 to Sept. 28, Othello, a powerful Moorish general, elopes with the Venetian lady Desdemona, inciting his envious friend Iago to put into motion a scheme to end their nuptial happiness through the poison of false accusations, distrust, rage, and eventually murder.

“The Studio Theatre has a bit of a tradition of reimagining Shakespeare. In 2013, we did Midsummer’s Night Gay Dream. Last year, The Tempest roles had some gender changes,” said Madison Mooney, the playhouse’s executive director. “In this production of Othello, the story takes place in an alternate version of the year 1963 where Venice is a leading military power.”

Tickets ($24-$14) are available at, or by calling (562) 494-1014, option 1.

Raptor Ramble

Ecologists will lead a nature walk of the Los Cerritos Wetlands from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 7. Participants might see red-tailed hawks, cooper’s hawks and ospreys. The ecologists will discuss native plants and how the wetland resources were used by the Tongva Native Americans.

Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Closed toes shoes required. Park on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth at

AAUW Title IX, Olympics

In honor of the recent US Women’s Soccer World Gold Cup victory, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach Branch are kicking off the fall program on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a presentation by US female Olympians: Susie Atwood, 1968 and 1972 Medalist; Lisa Fernandez, 3-time Gold Medalist in the 1996, 2000 and 2004; and joined by Nancy Lyons, Senior Associate Athletic Director at Loyola Marymount University who will discuss the impact of Title IX on the recent US Women’s Gold Medal Victories at Golden Sails Inn, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, starting at 9:30 a.m. Cost for the buffet luncheon is $28.50 per person or $5 meeting/program only. RSVP to or use PayPal account to

Title IX is a clause in the Education Amendments of 1972 which states that no one shall be denied benefits of any educational program or activity that receives direct federal aid because of their sex. Because of this legislation, colleges throughout the United States drastically changed their funding for women’s athletic programs among other areas.

Blue Tooth in Hearing Aids

 David DeKriek, AU. D., will be speaking on the state of blue tooth in hearing aids and a brief refresher of the audiogram at the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood. No reservations and admission is free.

All meetings are Captioned with CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), have a hearing induction loop and have the Williams Sound System assistive listening devices (ALDs) available. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit

Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a volunteer, support group offering education on coping skills and resources to people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world. HLAA meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Center.

It’s Magic

On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., The Seal Beach Magic Club, Ring 96, will be presenting its annual Stage Magic Competition. Guests who attend will view routines from up to eight different magicians and be asked to vote for their favorite.

Come to the Seal Beach North Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive in Seal Beach. The show is appropriate for all ages and is free to attend.

Ring 96 is the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Their mission is to study, practice and perform in an effort to forward the art of magic. For more information:

Landscape Winner

The Orange County chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association gave out their 61st Annual 2019 Beautification Awards and one particular project in Long Beach took home an award. Marina Landscape won an award for the LBCC Building P Renovation Project (commercial) in Long Beach.


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