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Bixby Knolls Farmers Market (Courtesy of Bixby Knolls Farmers Market Instagram page)

Here are some events going on locally with COVID-19 safety precautions encouraged or virtually!

What Cookie pop up sale
Who Royal Gourmet Cookies
When Friday, Jan 8 and Saturday, Jan 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where Casa de Luxe, 1930 E 4th St.
More Info A wide variety of traditional and original cookie flavors will be sold by this small business vendor.

What Outdoor self defense class
Who Zahalea Anderson
When Saturday, Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Where Intersection of Ocean and Junipero, on the Bluff
More Info An outdoor group self defense class. Participants will be asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Payment for the class is donation based. This martial arts class is open to all, including beginners.

What Free HIV/AIDS screening
Who The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
When Monday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where 2017 E 4th St.
More Info Free HIV testing is available by appointment. To book an appointment call 562 270 0851.

What Bixby Knoll’s Farmer’s Market
Who Local farmers and vendors
When Thursday, Jan. 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where Intersection of E 46th Street and Atlantic Avenue
More Info Fresh produce is available for sale from local vendors. Customers are asked to wear masks and stay six feet away from each other. WIC and CalFresh are accepted.

What CiviTalksLB Clearing the Air: Addressing Air Pollution in Southern California
Who Rex Richardson
When Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m.
Where Online
More Info Registration for this free event is limited, and can be made here. Speakers will discuss how improving air quality in Long Beach can potentially attract new businesses and industries to Long Beach.

What Online baking class
Who Long Beach Food and Beverage
When Sunday, Jan. 24 at 12 noon
Where Zoom
More Info This online interactive Zoom class costs $20. Chef Alina Tompert of Zimt Bakery will be teaching the class. Participants will learn a basic scone recipe that they can easily enhance by adding their own fruits, nuts, or seasonings. Registration for the class can be found on Long Beach Food and Beverage’s website.


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