For more activities, exhibits and events, go to TheGrunion.com/Calendar.

Long Beach Weather

The week is sunny and warm with temperatures reaching 80 degrees today, but will cool into the low 70s by the weekend. Nighttime temperatures are steady in the mid to low 60s.

Watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Events This Week

Community yoga classes will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every first Monday and first Saturday of each month at McBride High School, 7025 Parkcrest St. The class is $10 and is open to walk ins. The next class is happening on Monday, July 1.

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.

An Alzheimer's caregiver support group is meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday July 2, 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. 

Bring your youngsters to and evening PJ Story Time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd. This is a free event that occurs every Tuesday evening.

Attend a balance maintenance class from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 3, at the Long Beach Medical Rehabilitation Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave. The cost is $25 for 4 weeks and classes repeat every Wednesday (through July 24) at 10 a.m. Go to memorialcare.org/events-education/events/balance-maintenance-class-2019-05-16 for more information.

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 bearcitycomedy@gmail.com.

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 events@timelesspints.com

Fourth of July

For more Fourth of July events, go to Gazettes.com/calendar.

The Rock the Fourth Marathon/Half/15K/10K/5K starts as early as 5 a.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5200 E. Eliot St. Entry fees start at $25. Go to www.active.com and search Rock the 4th.

Everyone is invited to a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shoreline Yacht Club, 386 Shoreline Dr. All-you-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverage is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated dinghies in the dinghy parade starting at 2 p.m.

The Great American Fourth of July Kids' Bike Parade starts at 10 a.m. on the beach at Granada Avenue. It's preceded by a kids' patriotic speech contest at 9:40 a.m. and a kids' patriotic costume contest at 9:50 a.m. Those walking or riding in the parade should register at www.justinrudd.com.

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.

Take a free Khmer language class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 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 rpschool88@gmail.com.

Donate blood and save a life at Long Beach Memorial (2801 Atlantic Ave.). Go to MemorialCare.org/LBBloodDontation or call (562) 933-0808 to make an appointment.

Other activities include:

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.

For more activities, exhibits and events, go to TheGrunion.com/Calendar.

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