YOUR WEEK AHEAD: Things To Do In Long Beach Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 – The Grunion
Long Beach Weather
Temperatures will reach between the mid to high 60s all week. Nighttime temperatures will be colder, with temperatures reaching the mid 40s by the weekend.
Watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Events This Week
Tonight, Monday, and every Monday at 5 p.m. is the Monday Market Under the Stars, happening between Third and Fourth Streets downtown at The Promenade. The weekly farmers market features food, farm-fresh vegetable and handmade goods. For more information, go to facebook.com/mondaynightmarketlb.
“Water Changes Everything,” a free, new exhibit at the Historical Society of Long Beach, is covering an issue that is used every day and often taken for granted: water. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Historical Society of Long Beach. Go to hslb.org for more information.
Story time is happening every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd. For more information, go to rancholoscerritos.com.(562) 933-0808 to make an appointment
Bring your youngsters to evening PJ Story Time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd. This is a free event that occurs every Tuesday evening.
An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group is meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 10 , at the Long Beach Medical Rehabilitation Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave. The support group is for caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other diseases. Attendees learn ways to better cope with and manage the challenges of dementia. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. Call (323) 930-6256 to RSVP.
Enjoy a free comedy show and pizza every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Que Sera, 1923 E. 7th St. The show is hosted by BEAR CITY. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s trivia night every Wednesday at Timeless Pints Brewing Company, 3671 Industry Ave. Unit C. Guests can form teams to compete, or play on their own. For information, email Crystal Angulo at email@example.com.
The annual Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K and 10K run and walk that returns Thanksgiving morning, kicking off where it does each year at the Granada Boat Launch Ramp, 1 Granada Ave. Sign-in and bib pick-ups will be available at 1 Granada Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and from 6:15 to 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. People also can register for the race the day of the event. Start times for the annual Turkey Trot are at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
It’s country Thursdays at the Gaslamp, 6251 Pacific Coast Hwy. Listen to live country bands and dance the night away from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday. To reserve a table for dinner, call (562) 596-2718.
Youngsters 18 months to 3 years can dance around with the Creative Movement and African/Hip Hop dance classes from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday at We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, 2533 N. Lakewood Blvd. Classes also are available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for youngsters aged 3 to 6 years and from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for children 7 to 10 years. Four week sessions are $50 and $15 for drop-ins. Go to monikscreativemovement.com.
The Naples Boat Parade is happening at p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, off the sea wall at Naples Plaza. Go to naplesca.com for more information.
Take a free Khmer language class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, 1401 E. Anaheim St. The classes are scheduled every Saturday and include the following levels: Level 1 (all ages) 9-10:30 a.m.; Conversation (adult) 9-10:30 a.m.; Level 2 (all ages) 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.;Level 3 (all ages) 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For information, call 562-570-1046.
Royal Cup Cafe, 994 Redondo Ave., showcases free stand-up comedy shows every Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign-ups for entries open at 6 p.m. Enjoy fresh coffee brews and a full meal and enjoy the show. For information, email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The city’s Mobility Challenge is encouraging residents to be counted by the new Eco-Counter on the Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path, west of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier. The challenge is to reach a total count of 1 million cyclists and/or pedestrians by the end of 2017. Using the hashtag #CountMeInLB, residents can post photos/videos of themselves on social media as they walk, run or bicycle past the Eco-Counter, or as they use trails, parks, beaches, streets and sidewalks.
The Walk On Wednesday (WOW). The group is free to join and meets at 7:15 a.m. each Wednesday, in front of the Chase Bank at 5200 E. Second St. (the corner of Second Street and Corona Avenue). The walk will start at 7:30 and take a different route each week.