Community members will have an opportunity to help improve habitat at the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge inside the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station during an event on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Volunteers will plant up to 900 California native flowers, shrubs and trees along an upland habitat area near the refuge’s salt marsh. The 8 a.m. – noon, National Public Lands Day project is part of the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.
The event is hosted by the U. S. Navy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the volunteer group Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Sept. 20 and can be made by calling the refuge office at 562-598-1024. Names and additional information for each participant must be provided.
Participants are advised to bring picture ID, hats, sunblock, walking shoes (no sandals), and gloves. All ages are welcome.
Do you feel panic when asked to speak to a group? Can you express your thoughts and ideas clearly and confidently? Whether you are speaking to one or a thousand, a Toastmasters club can help you learn to express your ideas clearly and with confidence. Join us at the Historically Speaking Toastmasters Club. We meet the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., at Fire Station #48, 3131 North Gate Rd, in Seal Beach, CA 90740.
For more information visit www.toastmasters.org, or call 678-641-1526.
Please join us during our next open house event on Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
The Rossmoor Woman’s Club’s next general meeting and luncheon will begin at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 10, at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach. Cost is $30 and reservations are required. For information about the 60-year-old club, whose members hail from all over Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas, go to rossmoorwomansclub.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents take a break while The Youth Center entertains the kids at Kid’s Night Out, on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Youth Center in Los Alamitos. Theme is “Halloween Party,” and kids will create spider hats, cotton ball ghosts and paper pumpkins. Activities will be trick or treating, a costume contest and balloon fun. The movie to be shown will be Halloween themed, and candy, cookies and donuts will be served. Pizza, a snack and drink will also be served or can kids can bring their own. Cost is $18 for one child, and $13 for siblings. For more information or to sign up, please visit online at www.theyouthcenter.org or call 562-493-4043.
“Dia de los Muertos” event is being held at St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, on Saturday Oct. 20, from 4 to 10 p.m. Food, face painting, raffle and Mariachi Monumental and Las Estrellitas Ballet Folclorico to perform. Call 562 596-9918 for details and to reserve a space for the Altar Display Contest.