October 7th-13th, 2019
This week’s theme is community! And Long Beach has the best sense of community I’ve ever seen! Get to know your local firefighters, run or walk a 5k, or attend one of several community fundraising events going on this week. Be sure to spread the word that Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach are bringing you the best events every week and don’t forget to check back every Tuesday for our new Top 5!
COFFEE WITH A FIREFIGHTER
Thursday October 10th from 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Wee-Ooo Wee-Ooo! <— The sound my kids make every time a fire truck goes by. Treat your kids and come out and support your local Bellflower Fire Stations 23 & 98 this Thursday at Steelcraft Bellflower! Enjoy a cup of coffee with your local fire department and engage with our community. Additional attendees that will be present include Ms. Bellflower Court, Mayor Pro Tem Juan Garza, and Fire Captain Karp.
Friday October 11th at 5 pm to Sunday October 13th at 8 pm
Can’t believe it’s almost that time of the year!! Get ready for the best year yet with “NEW” Entertainment, Games and of course GREAT food! Community Fest is a 3 day Annual Event which bring together our Parish, School and Community. Yes, it is a fundraiser but more importantly it is a FUN raiser. This year’s Community Fest will feature an expanded carnival ride area, great food and entertainment.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC 5K RUN/WALK
Saturday October 12th from 7 am – 9 am
Want to be a part of the LB marathon but not really wanting to run a full marathon? The Aquarium of the Pacific will partner with the Long Beach Marathon events team to host their 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 12, at 7:00 a.m.
The scenic course will loop through Rainbow Harbor, Queensway Bridge, Catalina Landing, and the Aquarium itself. Participants will receive a race t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and a voucher for $5 Aquarium admission. Plaques will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and winner medals will be given to the top three age division male and female finishers. Check out their website to learn more or to register and don’t forget to follow the aquarium on social media to be the first to learn about more cool events!
FREE DENTAL DAY 2019
Saturday October 12th from 8 am – 2 pm
It’s FREE dental day this Saturday! Do you know a family who is experiencing financial hardship and struggling to afford dental care for their children? Fantastic Dental is hosting their annual Free Dentistry Day for Kids on Saturday, October 12th from 8am-2pm. They will offer kids a full mouth exam and dental treatment if needed. Goody bags will be provided with fun dental care items and a resource list for continued follow-up care. No catch – no proof of insurance needed. Call to RSVP at 562-354-4445. Check out their website to learn more!
FINE FEATHERS TURNS SEVEN
Saturday October 12th from 11am – 4 pm
Fine Feathers is turning 7! They are so pleased with the community support they’ve received these past 7 years that they want to give back! To show their gratitude, they will be hosting an event this Saturday from 11 am – 4pm! This event will include:
-Complimentary Coffee from Black Ring Coffee
-Tacos + Tamales from Granny Kitchen
-Free cup of booth (with or without champagne!)
-Raffle! Prizes from Feline Social Club, Gusto Bread, and Black Ring Coffee
-Jay’s stand-up comedy (an exclusive dad joke set)
And a percentage of all sales will go to Long Beach Felines inside the new Feline Good Social Club! Check out their website for more info and follow their social channels to learn more about their kombuchas, workshops, and events!