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
15
Tue
National Community Planning Month: Careers in Urban Planning @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Throughout the month of October, the City of Long Beach Department of Development Services is celebrating National Community Planning Month, a time to recognize planners’ work to improve the livability of communities.

This year’s theme, “Planning for Infrastructure that Benefits All,” highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects such as roadways, housing, and parks strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development in our City.

All are invited to celebrate #LBPlanningMonth by joining us at one of our upcoming free events:

 

Planning 101 Workshop (en español)
Martes 8 de octubre de 2019 | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Long Beach Rescue Mission

1430 Pacific Ave.

 

Careers in Urban Planning

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

5870 Atlantic Ave.

 

Park-to-Park: Walk/Bike Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hudson Park

2335 Webster Ave.

*Meet at W. Hill St.

 

LBDS Outdoors: Community Resource Fair

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Whaley Park

5620 E. Atherton St.

 

At each free event, community members will learn about the Planning process and how to be involved, access career advice and opportunities, explore and celebrate the urban fabric of Long Beach, and connect with community resources through various City departments. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

To RSVP and learn more about each event, please visit: www.longbeach.gov/lbplanningmonth.

Please also join the National Community Planning Month conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #LBPlanningMonth

Fight Hunger at Tuesday’s Farmers Market in Culver City
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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.​​​​​​​
* Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.


**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
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

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. 

Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audubon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action.

Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. 

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair,  seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! 

Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves, however we will have plenty available to borrow as well. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

* Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
 

Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

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.

Long Beach Police Department: South Division Commander’s Community Forum @ Police Department Headquarters
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Long Beach Police Department

South Division

South Division Commander’s Community Forum

Please join us for our next South Division Commander’s Community Forum. This is a great opportunity for community and business leaders to become engaged with members of the Long Beach Police Department and to share their issues and concerns.

Topics of Discussion:

Homicide

Drug Investigations

South Division Crime Report

 

Time and Date:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Location:

400 W. Broadway, Police Department Headquarters

Parking will be validated for the parking structure at Broadway/Chestnut

Contact: Please send an email to Jericho.Balderian@LongBeach.gov or call (562) 570-7578.

 

Departamento de Policía

de la División del Sur

Foro de la Comunidad, Division Sur, del comandante

Únase con nosotros para nuestro próximo Foro de la Comunidad del Comandante de la División del Sur. Esta es una gran oportunidad para que los líderes comunitarios y empresariales participen con los miembros del Departamento de Policía y compartan sus inquietudes y problemas.

Temas de Discusión:

Homocidio

Investigaciones de drogas

Informe de delitos de la División Sur

 

Dónde y cuando:

miercoles 16 de octubre de 2019

De 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

400 W. Broadway, Departamento de Policía

El estacionamiento en la estructura será validado en las calles Broadway/Chestnut

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a Jericho.Balderian@LongBeach.gov o llame al (562) 570-7578.

Oct
18
Fri
Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. 

Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audubon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action.

Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. 

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair,  seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! 

Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves, however we will have plenty available to borrow as well. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

* Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
 

Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.

Hollywood Corps Community Center @ Hollywood Community Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER COACHES (BASKETBALL, SOCCER & INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteer coaches who are interested in teaching youth sports. Our program goal is to create a positive environment that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem through the experiences we provide. The program is dedicated to providing all youth with the highest quality of recreation and educational experiences for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years-old.

This is a great place to gain experience working with children, improve communication and people skills. High school and college students can volunteer to receive service learning for their school.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS

Help keep kids on track in school! We need tutors for K-7 students in all subjects including writing skills, reading, math and science. All learning materials, both printed and digital, are provided. Tutoring hours are Monday–Friday, 3–7PM.

MONITORS AND GREETERS

Volunteers can work any time during operational hours. Volunteers will assist customer service attendants, walk around program areas, greet members, answer questions, and make sure child safety guidelines are being followed. The Salvation Army wants to provide a safe environment for our community.

INFORMATION DESK

Volunteers can work any time during operational hours. Volunteers will assist customers and guests by directing them to their class or answering questions.

SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE

Volunteers will assist in various duties in our Social Services Office.

Skid Row Arts Map Presentation @ Skid Row Museum @ Skid Row Museum
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP which puts the sites of all arts activities that are free and open to everyone in the community on the map. —so that everyone can find them and participate.  The Skid Row Arts MAP is designed to make it easy for people living in Skid Row– even if you’re a new arrival — to connect with other Skid Row artists and the arts activities that are open to everyone in Skid Row.

Right after Urban Voices Project’s Busk Fest on the streets of Skid Row (from 10am till 12pm) they’ll continue the party at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive at 1pm, with music, snacks and the presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP.  Come on by, get your copy – or copies – of the map and go forth and create.

The ARTS MAP has been developed by Skid Row arts organizations:
Urban Voices Project, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Studio 526, Street Symphony, Piece by Piece and Skid Row Coffee with the generous support of USC’s Arts in Action program.

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