Downtown Farmer’s Market: COMMUNITY Calendar Jan. 28, 2016

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Jan. 29
Downtown Farmer’s Market
Enjoy fresh fruits vegetables, flowers, crafts and food stalls.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29
Cost: Free
Venue: 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street, San Pedro
 
Feb. 4
Farmer’s Market
Enjoy fresh fruits vegetables, flowers and crafts.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4
Cost: Free
Venue: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro
 
Feb. 4
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market
Enjoy fresh fruits vegetables, flowers and crafts.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4
Cost: Free
Venue: L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington

Feb. 4
First Thursday Art Walk
Check out San Pedro’s art night out. Enjoy galleries and studios, and restaurant specials in the restaurants.
Time: 6 p.m. Feb. 4
Cost: Free
Details: www.1stThursday.com
Venue: Downtown San Pedro

Feb. 5
Downtown Farmer’s Market
Enjoy fresh fruits vegetables, flowers, crafts and food stalls.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 5
Cost: Free
Venue: 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street, San Pedro

Feb. 5
Alumni Reunion
Former Marymount students are invited to join with faculty and staff for an evening of fun, friendship and memories. RSVP.
Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5
Cost: Free
Details: Alumni@MarymountCalifornia.edu
Venue: Ports O’ Call Waterfront Dining, 1200 Nagoya Way, Berth 76, San Pedro

Feb. 6
Lunar New Year Festival
The Port of Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival Year returns honoring the year of the fire monkey. This free event offers activities for everyone to enjoy with traditional hanging and floating lanterns, face painting, Los Angeles Public Library Book Bike, crafts by CRAFTED, food trucks (Asian inspired and American) and traditional brush artistry and live entertainment.
Time: 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6
Cost: Free
Details: www.portoflosangeles.org
Venue: LA Waterfront, 6th Street at Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro

Feb. 6
Friend Fest
The Friendship Neighborhood invites you to join them at the next Friend Fest. Join them for live music, open mic time, icebreaker games, raffle prizes, food and new friends.
Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6
Cost: Free
Details: www.facebook.com/events/1659017264361851
Venue: Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave., Long Beach

Feb. 6
Long Beach Mardi Grass Parade, Festival
Thousands of revelers of all ages will once again descend on Shoreline Village, and neighboring Rainbow Harbor and Aquarium of the Pacific, for the largest annual parade event to hit the Long Beach coastline.
Celebrated for its focus on offering a family-friendly alternative to the more traditionally risqué and adult-oriented annual tradition, Long Beach Mardi Gras has quickly become embraced as one of Long Beach’s signature annual events.
Time: 6 to 12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: www.longbeachmardigras.com
Venue: Long Beach Shoreline, 401 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach

Feb. 7
Tidepool Wonders
Explore low tides on the rocky shore with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Bring family and friends to the aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium for an informative slide show, followed by a Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Education staff led walk to the nearby Point Fermin Tidepools.
Time: 2 to 3:30 Feb. 7
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Feb. 8
Artists Talks
Finding the Singing Voice that Sells Records/Songwriting Techniques will be taught by celebrity songwriter and former band member of the group Oingo Boingo, John Avila. Master classes are a series of artist development workshops created for visual and performance-based artists.
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.MarymountCalifornia.edu
Venue: The Klaus Center, 430 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
Feb. 12
Networking at Noon
Promote your business and exchange ideas with other San Pedro Chamber of Commerce members.  Networking at Noon highlights different locations throughout San Pedro.  Be prepared to provide a commercial about your business or organization, and share materials with other attendees.  Seating is limited to 20 and is open to members only. Call for reservations
Time: 11:45 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Marymount California University, Waterfront Campus, 222 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
Feb. 13
Cultural Conversations
Long Beach is known as the “international city” and this program at North Branch Public Library aims to embrace the cultures residing in the surrounding neighborhood. Cultural Conversations is a program that highlights different countries and cultures each month. The focus of the program is to bring patrons and community organizations together so we can share our stories to give insight as to what it was like living in another country. Come and learn about the traditions, food and folklore while forming new friendships and learn about different cultures in our community. The focus will be on Samoa.
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 570-1047
Venue: North Neighborhood Library, 5571 Orange Ave., Long Beach
 
Feb. 13
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park naturalists as they help uncover the world of mud and water that is our local wetland.
Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Feb. 14
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
Join Marquita Ellias, author of Botanical Names Decoded, on a delightful journey of discovery as we learn why we use those Latin names, what they mean, and how really simple it is.
Time: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Cost: Free
Details: southcoastcss.org
Venue: South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula
 
Feb. 18
Munch and Learn
Enjoy an interactive luncheon featuring social media expert, Branimir Kvartuc, communications director for Councilman Buscaino.  Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat.
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18
Cost: $15 and $20
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th St., San Pedro

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