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8 Things to Do This Weekend With Your Family

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week 2.0

Feb. 25-Mar. 3

Participating restaurants throughout Long Beach

For the third year in a row The Grunion Gazette is presenting Dine Out Long Beach’s Restaurant Week 2.0! For one week the restaurants in Long Beach will put their best foot forward to offer value-oriented menus that showcase their unique style. There will be two-course brunch and lunch menus with a price range of $10-$20 person along with three-course dinners offered from $20-$50 per person. The week allows residents and out-of-towners to enjoy Long Beach cuisine at price points that can fit any family’s budget. Check the link for participating restaurants and call in those reservations today!

First Friday in Bixby Knolls

Friday, Mar. 2 | 6:30-9:30pm

4321 Atlantic Ave, LB 90807

Head over to “the Knolls” to walk, talk, look, discover and experience what this special slice of Long Beach has to offer. First Friday in March honors Women’s History Month. Celebrate women and the whole Bixby Knolls community with local music, art, food, DJs and extended shopping hours.

Team Up to Clean Up: East Long Beach Neighborhood Clean Up

Saturday, Mar. 3 | 8-11am

423 E 4th St, LB 90802

It’s time to beautify the city one neighborhood at a time. Join your neighbors and make some new friends during a feel-good, morning clean up. The only thing you should bring is a positive attitude! Everything else, including gloves, snacks and coffee will be provided.

Victory Garden Classes in Long Beach

Saturday, Mar. 3 | 8am-12pm

6509 Gundry Ave, LB 90805

This event is the first of four classes for the spring session of the University of California, Master Gardener series at Victory Garden in North Long Beach. Part of a statewide effort to encourage residents to grow fruits and vegetables at home, this series promises to be fulfilling, healthy and fun. Not only will you experience and taste the thrill of freshness and flavor that only just-harvested fruits and veggies can provide, but you also will reduce your grocery bill and turn your yard into a conversation topic.

Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

Saturday, Mar. 3 | 1-4pm

4600 N Virginia Rd, LB 90807

Get a Long Beach history lesson while getting your hands dirty this weekend at Rancho Los Cerritos. Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts. This free, drop-in program takes place rain or shine. March’s theme, Lovely Lavender, celebrates spring.

Blood Drive Car Show Long Beach

Saturday, Mar. 3 | 1-4pm

1126 Queens Hwy, LB 90802

This is a car show with a purpose! Enjoy cool vintage rides and race cars, unique shopping with local artists and vendors, great food and drinks, and DJs. Representatives from the American Red Cross will be collecting blood donations. In addition, 20 percent of admission proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for their lifesaving mission of keeping the blood supply stable and available for all Americans. Children under 10 are free.


Sunday, Mar. 4 | 9:30am-1pm

1 Granada Ave, LB 90803

Touch-a-Truck is an interactive event for those fascinated with, in awe of, or just generally interested in large trucks, tractors, military, public safety and construction vehicles. Climb in, honk the horn and meet the personnel who drive the trucks through our streets. These large vehicles fill the parking lots adjacent to the beach at Granada and Ocean Blvd. Preregistration is required for this free event.

The Sweet Experience

Sunday, Mar. 4 | 11am-5pm

111 East Ocean Boulevard, LB 90802

Meet local dessert and pastry chefs around your area and enjoy free samples of their sweet treats. Watch your kids show off their culinary talents with a cookie decorating station.


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