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One of the free food crates distributed by Ruth Crosthwaith’s church. Groceries included vegetables, fruits, milk, yogurt, bread and packages of snacks.

A curated guide on virtual and socially distanced events brought to you by our local communities of Long Beach and Signal Hill, this week featuring topics including shopping, food giveaways, COVID-19 protection, fundraising and a restaurant grand opening.

SMALL BUSINESS POP UP
What Handmade jewelry for sale
Who Phantom Gems 
When Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where Salud Juice, 1944 E 4th St. #5
More Info Locally hand crafted jewelry will be available for purchase.

DRIVE THRU FOOD PANTRY
What Free groceries
Who Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion and more
When Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
Where 1140 E. Ximeno Ave.
More Info Free groceries and PPE will be given to those in need on a first-come-first-served basis. No registration is required for this event. Attendees are asked to stay in their cars and enter and exit the event on Park Avenue.

FREE PPE FOR BLACK LB RESIDENTS
What Care kit distribution
Who Project Optimism
When Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where Barton Elementary School, 1100 E Del Amo Blvd.
More Info Kits with supplies to help guard against contracting COVID-19 will be distributed for free to Black residents in Long Beach. Those who plan to attend are asked to register at bit.ly/LBCareKits

SMALL VENDOR MARKET
What Small business marketplace
Who This Girl Can Market and more
When Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where 636 N Locust Ave.
More Info Multiple small businesses will be at this event selling their products, which include flasks, sweets, food, charcuterie, apparel and accessories.

SPRING MARKET
What Community vendor marketplace
Who Plantiitas and more
When Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where 4003 E 4th St.
More Info A variety of different small vendors will be selling art, crystals, tamales and plants. Anyone who donates $15 or more to the 1736 Family Crisis Center will receive 15% off select plants.

OWL OWL GRAND OPENING
What New restaurant opening
Who Owl Owl Thai Lao Street Food
When Thursday, April 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where 2201 E Willow St. Unit B
More Info This new Signal Hill restaurant will be welcoming the community to its grand opening day.

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