My Long Beach – Fun for Everyone! October 14...

My Long Beach – Fun for Everyone! October 14-20

October 14th-20th, 2019

Fall is a great time for slowing down!  This week’s activities will include wellness, arts and crafts, and a mom meet-up!  Don’t forget to check back every week to see the top 5 things to do, brought to you by Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach !


Thursday October 17th from 5 pm – 9 pm

Join Kevala Wellness every 3rd Thursday between 5-9pm as they partner with Downtown Long Beach Alliance for this monthly community event.  Enjoy live music with Lara & George of Starling Band and experience 20-min Mini Sessions at A discounted rate!  Kevala offers Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Yoga Therapy, Breathwork, Alexander Techqnique, Energy Healing, Massage, Tarot, Reiki, and Sound Healing and Tea tasting at the Kevala Tea Bar.  There will also be complimentary massage with Kevala NHI Interns.  This event is first come first served! There will be FREE 2 hour parking at Pine and 3rd with $2 for every 20 minutes after.  There is also valet for $10 or street meter parking. Check out their website for more info!



Friday October 18th at 9:30 am

Looking to make some new mom friends? Join the International MOMS club of Long Beach to discuss the business of the club, do some crafts, and enjoy the company of their members.   The location may change around each month, so stay tuned for any changes. Kids are welcome.  Please RSVP to and they’ll connect you with the event host and notify you of any changes.  Visit their website for additional event details!



Saturday October 19th at 9 am

The 16th-annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team will be Sat., Oct. 19, 2019. Free for artists age 18+.  The event is part of the Belmont Shore Art Walk on Second Street.  Prizes include:


1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150

Honorable Mentions: five awards @ $50 each

Director’s Awards: $50 to $100

JUSTIN RUDD’S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST will surely “draw” a crowd on Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 14th annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas. There will be $1,000 cash awarded again this year.

ARTISTS WILL DRAW on premium artist’s paper that will be affixed to the sidewalk with blue masking tape. Artists are free to take home their artwork after the judging and/or to sell their art at the event. By drawing on paper, it also allows artists to move indoors if it rains (as it did a few years ago).

The event is part of the Belmont Shore Art Walk on Second Street.  


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Saturday October 19th from 11 am – 3 pm

Guess what time of year it is?! The Sweet Threads annual Halloween Bash is coming right up, Sat. October 19th from 11-3pm! This years party is inspired by the ‘No Such Things’ book by Ella Bailey and they’ve got a spooktacular afternoon with all the tricks, treats, a nail art station, spooky crafts, and a Halloween costume contest!  Be sure to RSVP to Sweet Threads.  Head to their website for additional info about the event!



Saturday October 19th from 10 am – 11:30 am

Who loves otters?!  Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration. Children will use their observation skills to explore shapes, colors, and textures while touching animals in a private classroom, touring Aquarium exhibits, and participating in hands-on activities related to the theme. After your class, revisit your favorite exhibits.  This event is designed for kids ages 2-6. Aquarium admission is included!


Did you know that sea otters have the densest fur of any animal? During this 1 ½ hour program, parent/child pairs will:

-Touch invertebrates in our private classroom touch pool

-Take a guided tour of the Northern Pacific Gallery

-Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home

-Forage for food like a sea otter

-Touch animal biofacts relating to sea otters

The cost for this event is $49.00 per adult/child pair; $20.00 per additional guest, or $19.00 for Aquarium member pairs; $10.00 per additional guest. Pre-registration is required. For reservations, call (562) 590-3100.  Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price. Visit their website for more details and don’t forget to follow the Aquarium of the Pacific on social media to be the first to learn about more fun aquarium events!


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