Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Patch will tell you five things you need to know for the week. However, this week’s a busy one, and we’re cheating by telling you seven things you might want to plan for.
- At tonight’s Seal Beach City Council meeting, Brigadier General Keith Jones will discuss plans to move a Black Hawk Helicopter company from Victorville to the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. The army recently extended the public comment period on the proposal’s environmental assessment to May 5. In Los Alamitos and Rossmoor, the proposal raised noise concerns for residents, and in Seal Beach, helicopter noise has the largest impact on the College Park East neighborhood.
- Today is the beginning of spring break in the . Patch has the on affordable and fun activities from whale watching to skateboarding camp to strawberry picking.
- Wednesday is “Administrative Professionals Day,” so if you work in an office, remind your boss to take you out to lunch. I hear the serves delicious lobster.
- On Thursday night, the Seal Beach Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint at 12th Street and PCH. According to the Seal Beach Police Department, traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, but still thousands die every year because of drunken drivers. Additionally, a DUI costs roughly $10,000. If you see a drunken driver on the road, be sure to call 9-1-1.
- Saturday brings a little something we like to call the 24th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show—one of the busiest days of the year on Main Street. The show starts at 10 a.m. and will feature more than 500 classic and vintage cars including a collection of record-setting 60s dragsters. There will also be a pinewood derby for the kids and free parking and shuttle service. Just park your car at McKenna’s at Alamitos Bay Landing in Long Beach and take the big red double-decker bus over to Main Street.
- Technically, Sunday is next week, but it’s never too early to start planning your weekend, and this Sunday, you’ll have some decisions to make. At the St. Isidore Historical Plaza, there will be the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring food, music, dancing, entertainment, margaritas and children’s games.
- Also on Sunday, the Rossmoor Homeowners Association and Rossmoor Community Service District are hosting the annual Rossmoor Community Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3001 Blume Drive, Rossmoor. This year’s festival has a Western theme complete with a mechanical bull and lots of other rides, music, games, crafts, a car show and food.