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It’s time to celebrate the end of summer. Some of the kids are back in school, some of the adults too. It’s the last 3-day weekend we’ll have for a while and we might as well spend it with family and friends having a ton of fun. For the young (and the young at heart like @EdLovesSumo) we are going to have a child-friendly tweetup at @wildriverswater on Saturday, September 5th, 2009.

Address:
8770 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92618-4200
Phone: (949) 788-0808

Directions:
From I-5, exit Bake Parkway, turn west 2 blocks to Irvine Center Drive, turn north, 1 block to Lion Country Rd, turn left into park

From I-405, exit Irvine Center Drive, turn south one block, to Lion Country Rd., turn right into park.

Cost: General Admission $31.98 (Height 48 inches or taller)
Senior Citizens 65 and Over are Free of Charge.

Junior Admission $19.98 (Height less than 48 inches – height will be checked at entrance gate)

I highly recommend taking advantage of the coupons which can be used online or you can print them out and pay at the park.

Coupons can be downloaded and printed from @wildriverswater, either on twitter or Facebook

There is also a printable coupon available.

@MeganEnloe and @daNanner will be there from about 10 and will hang out till 1030 in the picnic area. Hope to see you there!

Location:

Irvine, CA, 92618-4200

Phone:
(949) 788-0808

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WOW! Had a blast last night at The Reef. It turned into a Girls’ Night Out with me, @torie007 and @ResaMichelle. Torie and I were very basic beginners and Resa has salsa’d recently. At 8:30 the lessons began. The broke us into two groups, Beginners and Professionals. Erica was a really good teacher for the beginners. I’ll be honest, this was my very first time salsa dancing and the first time I had been out dancing in a very, very, long time.

 LBCTweetup at The Reef

Omar the bartender apparently hooked Resa up before I got there and she can attest to the quality of his drinks. I had three  of Terry’s (the other bartender) 007’s. I would have had more but he ran out of Bacardi O.  The $1 tacos were much larger than I expected and pretty tasty as well.LBCTweetup at The Reef

After the lessons they opened the dance floor up. Apparently there were already some regulars and I heard that the Long Beach Salsa Club meets there. No shortage of good dance partners.

I’m hoping to do another tweetup here with a larger group and maybe the SMAPs. Excellent service from the staff, great dancing, and so much fun!

 

Torie, Resa, feel free to add your impressions.

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I love my girl @Shelley_Rae. She knows how to party. Next tweetup is 7:00 at Panama Joes on 2nd Street, Friday July 31. It’s very informal, just show up and drink.

RSVP in the comments so we know who to look out for. You can also add it to your calendar from our Google Calendar

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AIDS/LifeCycle Drag Benefit

May-4-Drag-FundraiserWhat: AIDS/LifeCycle Drag Benefit to support Oakley’s friend Greg’s first ride!

When: Monday, May 4. Drinks and greet 8-10 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m.

Where: Hamburger Mary’s – 740 E. Broadway Avenue, Long Beach.

How much: $10 cover charge donation

My good friend Greg, a Lakewood native and Long Beach resident, is participating in his very first AIDS/LifeCycle, a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, May 31 – June 6, 2009.  That’s 545 miles, y’all!

THAT is dedication that we can–and should–get behind!

On Monday, May 4th, Greg is dusting off the frock and, well, dragging out of the closet his alter-ego ANGELICA STRANGE DEVILLE to the stage to raise money for his AIDS/LifeCycle ride.  $10 cover donation with raffles and games and a LOT of fun.  Cocktails from 8-10 p.m.  Show starts at 10 p.m.

Certainly, I will be there!

This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity…see it now or never!  (You may be better off with never, he said…)  Having had met Angelica before, I can guarantee you, this will be one heck of an evening!

To support Greg without going to the show, please make a TAX DEDUCITBLE donation to Greg.

AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.

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This one is being organized by @sweetcherrypop.

When: Friday, May 8, 7:00 pm

Where: Tracy’s Bar & Grill, 5511. E. Spring Street, Long Beach.

Expect to see her and @melissakeyes for sure.

More details as they become available. RSVP in the comments or send a reply to @sweetcherrypop

UPDATE!

Here’s the Followup

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Well folks, with all the amazing Long Beach Tweetups as of late (Thanks! @dananner), we will continue with one more. This is a particularly special event because we will be having celebrity video blogger Cali Lewis from GeekBrief.TV in attendance! (more…)

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Part of the Port of Long Beach

Image via Wikipedia

Who’s up for a tweetup at the Port? Thanks to @LBMatt, we can take photos and someone may win some Port swag.

RSVP in the comments.

March 2009: This is My Port of Long Beach

Type: Photo Contest

Deadline: March 26, 2009

Prize: A package of Port gear goodies

This contests mission is to capture peoples favorite images of the Port of Long Beach. This can include the ships, cranes or even a past event hosted by the Port.

Photographers will be shooting for the top three spots in this contest. Photos must be of the Port of Long Beach or any photo from past Port events. Winning entries will be featured on our website and considered for print publication in our newsletters. Did we mention winners will receive a package of free Port gear goodies? Entries must be accompanied by a description of the event if applicable along with date and place. Photographers chosing to come out to the Port should keep local and federal laws in mind; stay on the public roads and be safe. But dont forget: Give us your best shot!

Where: Port Administration Building is 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802

When: Saturday, March 7th, 2009 @ 10 AM

What to bring: walking shoes, tripod, and of course your camera(s).

Remember to RSVP in the comments or if you must, @dananner on twitter.

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