Big Sunday happily welcomes you to Our Really Big Community Calendar

We try to include all kinds of volunteering and helping opportunities for all kinds of interests, talents, passions, and ages! As you’ll see, these include volunteering opportunities (one-time and long-term) as well as the chance to support a nonprofit by attending fundraising events. Plus, of course, we include all of Big Sunday’s homegrown events, too! Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there is someone out there who could use your help.

If you have questions about our calendar, or would like to add a listing, please contact calendar@bigsunday.org or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Oct
16
Wed
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ International City Theatre
Oct 16 – Nov 3 all-day

The Songs & Stories of Billie Holiday in…

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

by Lanie Robertson

at International City Theatre

34 Years as Long Beach’s Resident Professional Theatre Company

Artistic Director/Producer caryn desai

 

“Original and riveting.” – The London Times

“A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant.” – OnStage

Tony Award Winner! (2014)

About the play: The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. An audience sits waiting, not knowing that they are about to witness history as the legendary chanteuse steps into the spotlight for the last time, four months before her death at age 44.  Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is full of heart-melting numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”. Billie bares her loves and losses in this intimate and stunning Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

 

Directed by Wren T. Brown

Music Direction by Stephan Terry

Starring Karole Foreman as Billie Holiday

 

October 16 – November 3

Performance Schedule: Previews on October 16-17 at 8pm

Run Oct 18 – Nov 3 | Thu-Sat: 8pm | Sun: 2pm

Post-show talk-back with the cast! Sunday October 27th 2019

 

NORMAL TICKET PRICES: $35-$55

SAVE $7 WITH DISCOUNT CODE: HARLEM

YOUR PRICES: $28-$48

 

Interested in Dinner too? Check out our dinner package!

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner from L’Opera Ristorante AND the show for only $79/person!

*discounts not available on dinner package* Call for details (562)-495-4595

 

Previews $35 | Thu, Fri: $47 | Sat, Sun: $49 | Opening Night: $55

Call the Box Office: 562-436-4610 (M-F 9am – 5pm) or visit us online at https://ictlongbeach.org/2019-season/

 

Parking: For best convenience, please use the Long Beach Performing Arts Center parking structure on Hart Pl. for $15.00. Enter from Ocean Blvd. or Seaside Way. Cheaper/metered parking may be available a short walk away.

 

Groups: with a group of 10+, you can receive exclusive savings up to 40% off! The more you bring, the more you save! Please contact Amber today to start organizing your group. (amber@ictlongbeach.org)

 

Getting to the Theater: When facing the fountains in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Beverly O’Neill Theater is nestled in the back left corner. Follow along the exterior windows the left, towards the Pacific Ballroom. The theater is at the top of the stairs. Address: 330 E Seaside Way.

 

Contact person: Marketing Associate Amber Guttilla | Phone: 562.495.4595 ext. 103 | Box Office: 562-436-4610 | email: amber@ictlongbeach.or

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Oct 16 all-day

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is always delighted to have new volunteers and there are several ways to get involved:

There are several packing teams who pack groceries at Temple Beth Hillel.  Dates and times of individual teams are arranged through the Packing Team Coordinator, Leslye Adelman.  Please contact Leslye on her email at momof3inla@att.net to get involved.

The Transportation Teams transport the packed groceries from Temple Beth Hillel to First Christian Church located on Colfax Avenue throughout the week.  The dates and times of the individual teams are organized by the Transportation Team Coordintor, Chris Wilkinson.  Please contact Chris on his email at cgwilkinson@gmail.com to get involved.

Transportation teams pickup Thursdays and Sundays using a provided truck.
The whole process transporting from 150-200 prepacked bags of food takes about one hour to complete.

Thursday pickup teams generally operate between 5:00-8:00PM.
Sunday pickup teams generally operate between 8:00-9:30AM and 1:00-3:00PM.
Food Distribution Teams:

FOOD DISTRIBUTION TEAMS:

The Food Distribution Teams are responsible for distributing food to our clients at First Christian Church.  These teams work during our hours of operation on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Please call a representative at 818-760-3575 during operation hours to get involved.

Listing of Volunteer Positions by Jobs:

Hand Out Food Monday and Friday

Unload Trucks

Food Shelvers

Bag Packers

Bag Movers

Pick Up Donated Bread

Bagel Brigade

Serve on Committees

Fight Hunger at Wednesday’s Farmers Market in Santa Monica
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us.

Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink.

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

**All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

After expressing interest, the opportunity leader will contact you to confirm your participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

Oct
17
Thu
Skid Row Outreach @ Los Angeles Central Corps Community Center
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
As the area called Skid Row continues to grow in downtown Los Angeles, The Salvation Army will continue to be there for the individuals who live there. By offering lunch every Tuesday and Thursday this is the first step in reaching out to assist in the individual needs of the homeless. Please join us in "Doing The Most Good" for those in need. 

Volunteers arrive at 10:00am to help prepare the food at the LA Central Corps. From there food is packed in the canteen and everyone will go as a group to Skid Row. The outreach is over once all of the meals are gone, typically between 12:45-1pm. 

Oct
19
Sat
A Safe Place for Youth: Harvest Community Meal @ Safe Place for Youth Garden
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening full of farm-fresh food and live performances at the SPY Community Garden on Saturday, October 19th from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy dishes inspired by the Garden's autumn bounty, and bring your favorite fall dish to share. All ages are welcome! 

The SPY Garden Farm Stand will be selling fresh produce grown on-site, as well as other products like pesto, salve, and naturally dyed bandanas. All proceeds benefit the Garden!

$10 suggested donation

 

*Safe Place for Youth (SPY) provides life-saving support to homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-25 in West Los Angeles. Our mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. We do this through a continuum of care including case management, education and employment support, health and wellness care, street outreach, and access to basic survival needs of food, showers and clothing. In 2017, SPY provided services to 1,171 individual homeless and at-risk youth.

Joan’s Wish List Signature Event @ Big Door Studios
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

Su Casa invites you to attend a Signature Event for Joan’s Wish List on Saturday October 19 at Big Door Studios in El Segundo.

 

Joan’s Wish List is a non-profit, which provides support to a different domestic violence shelter each year. This year, Su Casa was selected to benefit from their event. Su Casa has requested a number of items for our wish list, including a new computer classroom for our children’s area and fitness equipment so that broken bodies can begin to mend and strengthen.

 

Joan’s Wish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event on October 19, 2019 at 6pm. They will be returning to Big Door Studios in El Segundo where last year’s amazing event was held. Last year’s event was off the charts and this year will be even better! Enjoy great food from local restaurants, fabulous wines and cocktails, incredible silent auction items, a photo booth, live music, entertainers and much more, all while supporting survivors of domestic violence.

 

The incredible auction items will include an Angels On-Field Experiencea stay at the Mammoth Juniper Lodge, a Beach-Front Stay in Peru, the Porsche Driving Experience, and many more exciting items and experiences.

 

In five years, Joan’s Wish List has raised nearly $450,000 to support local shelters and families impacted by domestic violence. Please join our efforts to Break the Cycle of domestic violence and support Su Casa by attending Joan’s Whish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event.

Oct
20
Sun
Food on Foot Sunday Serving
Oct 20 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

For over 20 years, Food on Foot has been assisting the homeless by providing nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets.

As an awesome volunteer, you will help distribute food and clothing to up to 200 homeless and low-income people in Hollywood. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to attend! (All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Volunteering takes place every Sunday from 3:15pm to 5:00pm in our serving location in Hollywood (1625 N. Schrader Blvd).

REGISTER HERE!!!

There's free parking for volunteers at the serving location!

You will also get a chance to meet and hear stories from the homeless participants in our Work for Food program. Graduates from this program leave the streets with a full-time job, permanent housing, a life-skills education, and the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long-lasting.

Volunteer positions require a $25 donation per person.

Your generous gift of $25 will go towards the following:

  • The cost of food you will help distribute that day.
  • Food gift cards and prizes you will give to the top workers in our Work for Food program.

Up to 200 homeless and low-income people will thank you, and it will be an experience you will never forget.

We are in need of donated clothing!

We are in need of gently used clothing (children to adult sizes), warm jackets, suits, dresses blankets, sleeping bags and backpacks.

All clothes donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off when you come to volunteer.

Please limit your clothing donations 5 bags' worth of clothing or less.

Oct
21
Mon
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Oct 21 all-day

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is always delighted to have new volunteers and there are several ways to get involved:

There are several packing teams who pack groceries at Temple Beth Hillel.  Dates and times of individual teams are arranged through the Packing Team Coordinator, Leslye Adelman.  Please contact Leslye on her email at momof3inla@att.net to get involved.

The Transportation Teams transport the packed groceries from Temple Beth Hillel to First Christian Church located on Colfax Avenue throughout the week.  The dates and times of the individual teams are organized by the Transportation Team Coordintor, Chris Wilkinson.  Please contact Chris on his email at cgwilkinson@gmail.com to get involved.

Transportation teams pickup Thursdays and Sundays using a provided truck.
The whole process transporting from 150-200 prepacked bags of food takes about one hour to complete.

Thursday pickup teams generally operate between 5:00-8:00PM.
Sunday pickup teams generally operate between 8:00-9:30AM and 1:00-3:00PM.
Food Distribution Teams:

FOOD DISTRIBUTION TEAMS:

The Food Distribution Teams are responsible for distributing food to our clients at First Christian Church.  These teams work during our hours of operation on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Please call a representative at 818-760-3575 during operation hours to get involved.

Listing of Volunteer Positions by Jobs:

Hand Out Food Monday and Friday

Unload Trucks

Food Shelvers

Bag Packers

Bag Movers

Pick Up Donated Bread

Bagel Brigade

Serve on Committees

Serve Meals to Those in Need! @ West LA and Bell, CA
Oct 21 all-day

The Salvation Army's Bell Shelter in Bell, CA and The Haven on the VA campus in West Los Angeles offers 3 hot meals a day to each of their residents and volunteers are always needed to help serve. Volunteers are asked assist in the prep and serve either breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are several locations listed for this opportunity.

Oct
22
Tue
Skid Row Outreach @ Los Angeles Central Corps Community Center
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
As the area called Skid Row continues to grow in downtown Los Angeles, The Salvation Army will continue to be there for the individuals who live there. By offering lunch every Tuesday and Thursday this is the first step in reaching out to assist in the individual needs of the homeless. Please join us in "Doing The Most Good" for those in need. 

Volunteers arrive at 10:00am to help prepare the food at the LA Central Corps. From there food is packed in the canteen and everyone will go as a group to Skid Row. The outreach is over once all of the meals are gone, typically between 12:45-1pm. 

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