Halloween Happenings Around The Center

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October 2013

3rd Annual Women’s Health Fair
Thursday October 24, 2013


On October 24 from 9:00AM-3:00PM join The Center Long Beach, YWCA, St. Mary Medical Center, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and Walgreens for the 3rd Annual Mammogram Screening & Resource fair at The Center. This free event will feature a number of on-site health screenings including HIV testing, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, free flu shots, respiratory exams, mammograms,  resource tables, and more! All services will be offered on a walk-in basis with the exception of mammograms. To schedule a mammogram on this date contact Sylvia Owen at 310.547.0831.


Phone Bank for Marriage Equality
Thursday October 24, 2013

On Thursday October 24 at 7:30PM, the National Equality Action Team (NEAT)  is having a national night of action for Hawaii. Hawaii United for Marriage asked Marriage Equality USA to activate NEAT volunteers to call likely supporters during the week leading up to Hawaii’s special session on their marriage bill, which starts on October 28. The Center is a member of NEAT, a nearly 50 member action-oriented coalition of national, regional, state, and local organizations chaired by MEUSA. Get lei’d at The Center during this Hawaiian themed phone bank with food, drinks, and more!  CLICK HERE to register now for this critically important night of action.

Avenue Q at LB Playhouse

Friday October 25, 2013

Join The Center Long Beach for a very special performance of the award-winning musical Avenue Q! The LB Playhouse has planned a special evening just for The Center with a pre-performance reception at 6:30pm, performance at 8:00pm, and special cast talk back with the audience moderated by our Administrative Director Porter Gilberg immediately following the show. The LB Playhouse will also be donating a portion of all ticket sales directly to The Center! CLICK HERE for tickets or more info.

The Space Between Illusion & Reality
Saturday November 2, 2013


Join The Center Long Beach as we host a fabulous opening to welcome in our new resident artists for winter on Saturday November 2 from 2-5pm. Featuring art by Marka Burns, Wendy Lagreen, Mic Burns, Arlene Cartozian, Dorte Christjansen, Lila Crespin, and Donald Tiscareno, this lineup of local artists is not to be missed. Enjoy fabulous refreshments at the opening while they last! The exhibit will run November 2-December 29. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Center.

Community Events

HSLB Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
Saturday October 26, 2013

Beginning in 1995, the HSLB has conducted an annual living history tour at the city’s two oldest cemeteries. Located on Willow Street between Orange and California and adjacent to one another, Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery are “home” to more than 20,000 past residents of the city.


The tour takes place on the Saturday before Halloween and features graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors who relate the life and death of the person lying in rest. Each year’s program features a number of stories – some are individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or barely remembered, everyone has a story to tell. Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity. Many guests get so involved in the presentation that they forget that it’s an actor telling the story and ask “what was it like to live here in 1920?”


Tickets are sold the day of the tour only, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the entrance (just inside the Sunnyside Cemetery main gateway on Willow Street). The tour takes approximately two hours to complete, and the last presentations are at 2:00 p.m.


CLICK HERE for more information.

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