TALB Activity Groups, Events, and Workshops

Activity Groups are a way for TALB members to be more engaged and to cultivate a sense of belonging within your Association. These are opportunities for you to connect with fellow members and with the broader community. To sign up for an Activity Group, send email to rsvp@talb.org.

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TALB Walking Group

Get the blood flowing by joining a group of colleagues and friends for a biweekly walk around various neighborhoods in Long Beach. Walk at your own pace! 

Walks are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month at 4:30PM. Walks are generally for one hour. All are welcome. 

To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For upcoming walking dates, see the Events page.

 

Weight Challenge Group

Be part of a supportive and encouraging group of colleagues ready to make better choices gradually and to learn about nutrition while keeping each other accountable. The group meets biweekly at 4:30PM at the TALB office.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, we have simple and practical cooking classes led by our community partner Aliye Aydin of BeachGreens. Cost is $15 for materials/ingredients for the class with the option to purchase additional ingredients to prepare some meals for the next couple of days. Bring your own containers or we'll have large gallon zip lock bags for you. Classes are video recorded and will be available online for your future reference. 

On the 4th Wednesday of each month, we have group coaching, topical nutrition education, and discussion led by our community partner Emily Duval Ledger of Recreation Fitness. Bring your meal and exercise logs with you!

To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For upcoming classes and topical education information, see the Events page.

 

Dinner and Movie Nights

Enjoy a night out with colleagues as we go out for dinner and a movie. Invite your friends and meet new ones! 

To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For upcoming dinner & movie nights, see the Events page.

 

DINNER and THEATRE Nights

There's nothing like a live theatre experience watching the performers on stage. Join us for a night out at the theatre to see a show. We'll go out for dinner beforehand too. Invite your friends and meet new ones!

To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For upcoming dinner & theatre nights, see the Events page.

 

Happy Hour

Who's up for Happy Hour? After some stressful days, you deserve some time to unwind and enjoy time with friends and colleagues away from your school site. Appetizers are always covered by TALB and all the drinks are sponsored by our community partners NEA ValueBuilders/Security Benefit

To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For upcoming Happy Hours, see the Events page.

 

First Fridays at TALB

On the first Friday of each month, Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls is bustling with thousands of people coming out to enjoy art, music, activities, and food. TALB transforms our parking lot into a fun community space with entertainment, information booths, door prizes, and opportunities for the public to engage with teachers, nurses, and librarians outside the school and classroom. For more info, pics and videos, see the First Fridays page.

 

Retirement Planning Workshops

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Facilitated by our community partners, TALB hosts Retirement Planning workshops so that you can learn about key things you should be doing now to prepare for your retirement years. If you feel like you're not sure where to start, come to a scheduled workshop to ask questions and learn more. If you are interested in signing up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For info about upcoming workshops, see the Events page.

 

 

EMAC WORKSHOPS 

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Photo above is a stock photo.

TALB's Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee is hosting a series of workshops to equip teachers with effective teaching approaches for various minority students. Sometimes it helps to understand a particular culture more in order to understand your student. This will help you to find ways of reaching that student more effectively. Workshops are held at the TALB office at 4:30PM. To sign up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. Below is a list of scheduled workshops: 

Feb. 23rd, 2015 - African American Boys

Mar. 16th, 2015 - Minority Girls

April 20th, 2015 - Latino Boys

May 18th, 2015 - Polynesian Boys & Girls 


Tree Planting

Throughout the year, there are tree plantings scheduled in various parts of Long Beach and our surrounding area. You can sign up to join fellow colleagues out in the community to volunteer and help plant dozens of new trees. If you are interested in signing up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For more info about any upcoming tree plantings that TALB is participating in, see the Events page.

 

Beach Clean Ups

Every month there are regularly scheduled beach clean ups in Long Beach. You can sign up to join fellow colleagues out in the community to volunteer and help pick up trash at our beaches. If you are interested in signing up, send email to rsvp@talb.org. For more info about any upcoming beach clean ups that TALB is participating in, see the Events page.