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Bulldog Beauty Contest – Feb 11


THE 8th-annual BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST & Haute Dog Pageants will take place Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. on the grass under the shade trees at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, just blocks from Belmont Shore.
THE BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST will be the main event at this year’s Haute Dog Pageants produced by beauty pageant and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd. In addition to the Bulldog and French Bulldog contests, Rudd will include pageants for Pugs and Senior Dogs (all breeds/mixes, ages 10 & older), chihuahuas and pit bulls. Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach, from as far as Alaska, northern California, Las Vegas, Montana, Oklahoma and Arizona, to compete for the coveted 2012 titles.

English Bulldog Beauty Contest @ 10 a.m.
Senior Dog Pageant @ 11:30 a.m. (all breeds/mixes, ages 10+)
French Bulldog Pageant @ noon
Pug Pageant @ 12:30 a.m.
National Mutt Show @ 1 p.m.
Chihuahua Beauty Contest @ 2 p.m.
NEW: Pit Bull Pageant @ 2:30 p.m.

The quadrupeds will parade down a grassy runway that included a 100-ft. red carpet runway, flanked by hundreds of gawkers and a panel of real-life beauty queen judges. Judging will be based on charm, first impression, face, figure and personality.

Event details:

Date: February 10, 2012
Times: 4 – 9PM Food Trucks & 7 – 11PM AOP
Contact: Norm santos
Phone: 562/499-7565
Admission: Various
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific


The gourmet food truck craze is rolling into Long Beach on Friday, February 10 as the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts another installment of Night Dive. Mobile eateries will be lined up at the rotunda in front of the aquarium from 4PM-9PM serving up a vast array of authentic, innovative cuisines.
ission to the mobile dining area is free. However the food trucks will accept cash for food and beverage purchases. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a gourmet meal before heading into the aquarium for a night filled with music and art under the sea.

Enjoy a cocktail while exploring the aquarium during this event for adults and spend an evening listening to live performances from So Many Wizards, Batwings Catwings and DJs spinning throughout the galleries.
The event will also feature guest speakers Scott Cassell, ocean explorer, and Chris Plante, assistant curator at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

General admission to Night Dive is $14.95 and aquarium members get in FREE beginning at 7PM. Guests can purchase tickets at the door or in advance online at
Who: 7 of Southern California’s Most Loved Gourmet Food Trucks

Don Chow Grilled Cheese Truck Slamm’n Sliders
Flavor Rush Ludo Truck
Gourmet Genie Tornado Potato

When: Friday, February 10, 2012
4PM – 9PM Food Trucks and 7 PM – 11 PM Night Dive event
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
RSVP: Food Trucks: Media should contact Katie Waro 949.607.9301 | For gourmet food truck inquiries please contact
Facebook: Cluster Truck Events Twitter: @TruckWrangler

Aquarium of the Pacific: For press passes, digital images, and info on Night Dive, media should contact Jennifer Magaña 562-951-3197 |
SAVOR: For additional event information please contact Director of Operations, Norm | 562.499.7565


God of Carnage Jan 27 – Feb 19

Date: January 27, 2012 – February 19, 2012
Times: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Phone: (562) 436-4610
Admission: 29-55
Location: ICT at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Here’s your chance to see this Tony Award-winner for Best Play close up and intimate! In this savagely caustic comedy, a playground altercation between boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, it quickly deteriorates into a finger-pointing, fur-flying hilarious brawl, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Low-Price Previews Jan 24-26 Dinner Package: Dinner for 2 at L’Opera or The Sky Room & tix to the show for $139!

Date: February 2, 2012 – February 4, 2012
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., LB 90802

The Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo is one of the world’s largest shows of its kind. An international event bringing together more than 10,000 dealers & collectors three times a year at the beautiful Long Beach Convention Center. Three full days of doing business, networking, press conferences, public auctions, educational seminars and lectures, makes this show one of the largest and certainly busiest shows you’ve ever seen! A leader in the coin and collectibles trade show industry, the Long Beach Expo has become a tri-annual tradition since its founding in 1964. This show provides a venue for dealers, Mints, and numismatic and philatelic organizations to gather, do business, market new products, display rare material exhibits, hold forums and buy material.

The Expo spans 100,000 square feet in the beautiful Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in downtown Long Beach, California. This show receives outstanding attendance from over 2,000 dealers and 10,000-12,000 public attendees each show.

The Nutcracker – Dec 17 & Dec 18

The 29th Anniversary of Southern California’s Most Popular Production of The Nutcracker performed at the Terrace Theatre.
Sat. December 17 – 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sun. December 18 – 12:00PM & 4:00PM
For tickets:
TicketMaster (800) 745-3000
Box Office (562) 436-3661


Naples Boat Parade – Dec 17th

Boat Parade Dec. 17, 2011
Theme: TV Land Holildays!
The Naples Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 17th, 2011. If you are interested in participating, fill out the entry form and join us for our MANDATORY Skipper’s Meeting at Long Beach Yacht Club on Wednesday, December 14th, at 7pm.
The theme for 2011 is: TV Land Holidays! Decorate your boat and/or house to pay tribute to your favorite Holiday Special. Think Rudolph, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Polar Express, Nutcracker – you name it, and let your imagination run wild!
For house judging, you need only to fill out the free application in the November issue of Naples News for your house to be judged. Award categories include Animation, Award of Excellence, Beauty, Best Use of Lights, Best Window Display, Craftsman Award, Creative, Design, Fantasy, Heritage, Humor, Imagination, Judges Award of Merit, Newcomer, Original, Patriotic, Sweepstakes, Theme and Yard Display. Block awards are given for Excellence, Theme and Use of Lights.

House judging entry deadline is 12/12. If you do not have an entry form, email your name, address and phone number to We will then forward your entry to the judges.
Get into the Holiday Spirit, and remember to sign-up. Only official entrys will be eligible for awards in the Boat Parade and House Judging.

For entry form, and additional information,
go to our Boat Parade site:


5th District Farmers Market – Dec 11

Times: 8:30a.m. – 2p.m.
Location: Corner of Springs Street & Clark Ave

Farmer’s Market in the 5th Council District every Sunday. Over 60 farmers will provide you with all your in-season fresh produce needs.

29th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

The 29th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade comes to town Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. (a NEW start time).

A celebrated holiday tradition, the parade features approximately 75 entries including marching bands, local personalities and dignitaries, floats representing Long Beach businesses and associations. Bringing the parade to a close is the favorite Santa Claus.

This year’s parade theme is ‘IT’S A GREEN CHRISTMAS”, RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW! Entries are encouraged to embrace the theme through the decoration of their floats and costumes.

With an estimated 50,000 people lining the fifteen block stretch of Second Street, it should come as no surprise the amount of effort and preparation that goes into closing the street to the approximated 40,000 vehicles that travel it daily.

The following are the affected streets and the times of their closures:

Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Blvd. to East Second Street at 2:00PM for the purpose of staging entrants.
Side streets from Quincy Avenue to Claremont Avenue will be closed from Second Street to north and southbound to the alleys starting at 4:00PM.
East Second Street will close from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue beginning at 4:30PM.

No property of any kind permitted on Sidewalk or center median until 5:00 pm (chairs, blankets, tables, coolers, tape, chains etc ). All items will be removed and taken to Bayshore Library for pick-up. Most importantly, areas may not be ‘roped off.’ Such obstacles and possessions may be removed and taken to the Bay Shore Library for pick up after the event. The City of Long Beach has made this request for the purpose of protecting public safety and allowing pedestrian access along the sidewalk.

No Alcohol on the streets and no underage drinking will be permitted. This will be enforced by the LBPD.

Marching bands and non-profit organizations wishing to be in the parade are looking for sponsors. The cost to sponsor a marching band is $500 and sponsorship of a non-profit organization is $400. Sponsors are recognized in the parade with banners carried in front of their sponsored entry.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities for the 29th Anniversary Christmas Parade, visit or call (562) 434-3066.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 434-3066 or e-mail us at


Long Beach Turkey Trot 11/24

THE THANKSGIVING DAY 5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk will take place on Thurs., Nov. 24, 2011 at the Belmont Pool in Belmont Shore, just two blocks east of the Belmont Pier. Packet pickup is Wed., Nov. 23 from 1-7:45 p.m. at the start/finish line or 30 minutes before your race begins. MAP


Resume Development Workshop Nov 14th

Resume Development – Part 1A
Community Development – Workforce Development
Location: CAREER TRANSITION CENTER: 3447 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90807
Your resume is the first impression you will make on a potential employer. Learn the basics of creating a flawless resume, including choosing the right format, and highlighting your skills, knowledge and abilities.
Date: 11/14/2011
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Contact: 562.570.3700