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Every August, the history of the automobile rolls onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year, 216 classic cars from 17 countries and 31 states represented the evolution of the automotive dream.

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The We Run the City 5K/10K/Kids Run featuring a USC/UCLA rivalry begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the airport, 2830 E. Wardlow Rd. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Southern California. Entry fees start at $40 for adults. Go to www.sosc.org/events.

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For more than a century, Long Beach has been dubbed the Iowa by the sea, and this marks 119 years Southern California Iowans will gather for the annual Iowa by the sea picnic.

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This year's Special Olympics Nordholm Golf Classic is Friday, Aug. 2, a Rec Park Golf Course, 5001 Deukmejan Dr. Entry fee is $175. Go to https://sosc.org/nordholmclassic.

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Proceeds from a fundraiser taking place through July 31 will be donated to the Long Beach Community Table (LBCT). LBCT is a nonprofit which donates both food and non-food items to individuals and families with housing and food needs. To participate, go to the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market at…

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is on Ocean Boulevard in the Bluff Park neighborhood of the city. The museum's permanent collection includes approximately 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts objects. If you do a Google search of the museum, it takes up alm…

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Kimmy Maniquis, executive director at the California Conference for Equality and Justice since 2017, is taking the executive director post at the Peer Health Exchange in Los Angeles.

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Mention "spcaLA Fundraiser" between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the Veggie Grill, 6451 E. PCH (in the Marketplace) and 33% of your bill will be donated to the spcaLA.

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The Meals on Wheels Run/Walk/Roll fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 13 at Veterans Stadium, 5000 E. Lew Davis Dr. Entry fees start at $25. Visit www.mowlb.org.

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The Journey of Hope is a three-month, cross-country cycling trip that raises awareness and support for people with disabilities. About 60 members of the national Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will be riding almost 4,400 miles while stopping for visits with people who are debilitated.

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This is the 60th anniversary of the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, and the group continues to help people see and hear, even if they don't have the money for glasses, eye surgery or hearing aids.

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Cal State Long Beach's president, Dr. Jane Close Conoley, is among the 2019 Humanitarians of the Year to be honored next Thursday, May 16, by the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ).

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For years, the Long Beach Gay Pride Festival was known for two things — great headliners on the music stages, and a chance for gay and lesbian couples to openly show affection towards one another.

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The members of Long Beach’s Steel Magnolias have a serious mission, but they have a lot of fun getting things done. Now in its 20th year of service, the group works with laughter and caring to “help children’s health blossom,” according to founder Shirley Wild.

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Since 1974, the Long Beach Gray Panthers have been advocating for senior rights in the city through education and networking opportunities. Through their work, organization leaders are hoping to change the way senior adults are perceived within the community, Karen Reside, Gray Panthers secr…