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Family-Friendly Things to Do: October 19-21

B.A.R.K. Reading Program

Friday, October 19 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Do you have a little one who loves reading and/or loves dogs? This reading program may be perfect for your little bookworm! School-aged friends are encouraged to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students may read a book of their choice and are given a bookmark with photos and information about the dog they are reading with. Can we love the Long Beach Public Library anymore?!

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30 Family Rummage Sale

Saturday, October 20 | 7:00am-2:00pm

One neighbor’s pre-loved goods could be your next treasures. Wake up early, prepare a tumbler of coffee and get ready to score some sweet loot. Sponsored by local preschool families at the Lagoon Playgroup, this rummage sale is sure to bring out some of the best pre-loved clothing, toys, housewares, holiday decor and more. Happy hunting! Learn More:

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Saturday, October 20 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Calling all artists and art lovers. Head on down to The Shore this Saturday to enjoy some amazing chalk artwork by local students, residents and artists. We are all about encouraging our little ones to explore their artistic talents and we are definitely up for enjoying a family event that celebrates the most youthful medium, chalk. Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded, which will undoubtedly bring out the best of the best this weekend. See you there! Learn More:

Long Beach Antique Market

Sunday, October 22 | 5:30am-2:00pm

Enjoy a beautiful SoCal morning exploring the eclectic canals of the famous Long Beach Antique Market. Even if you are not looking for anything in particular, the flea market is fun to people watch and marvel at unique wares. We’ve seen vintage jars filled with glass marbles, faded coca-cola crates, impressive fiddle leaf trees, and ornate dresses from the 1950s. What treasures will you find? Learn More:


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