As of 2/7: Laurel District & Fruitvale Indie Sales, Events & More
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Neighborhood Events, Markets, Craft Fairs, and More
2/22 EVENT Laurel Oakland Time to celebrate Lunar New Year. It’s the Year of the Rat and they’re celebrating at the Annual Laurel Lunar New Year celebration and parade on Saturday, February 22 from 11am-4:30pm in the Laurel District. The deets include: 1) Local Heroes Ceremony 11am-1pm with Councilmember Sheng Thao at Laurel Elementary School 3750 Brown Ave. Bonus: FREE BBQ provided by @oaklandfirefighters Local 55. 2) Lion Dance Parade 1:30pm-4:30pm from MacArthur Blvd. between 35th Ave. and High St. Lion Dance Performance by @buksingkungfu. FREE and all Ages!
NOW. GIFT IDEAS. For those who are dedicated to The Town. Go get some Oakland LOVE at Beast Oakland. This shop was borne out of an artist’s love for his city. You’ll find tees, hoodies, tanks, caps, and more. All artfully expressing OAKTOWN LOVE.
NOW. NEW ARRIVALS. Beast Oakland Baseball season is coming. And Beast Oakland has the shirts and hoodies to celebrate the upcoming new season. “Thanks to our friend @quetzalmiztli for rocking with us.”
NOW. SHOPPING. Lots of options at Kelly’s Corner Kids for the kids 0-12, moms, and mom’s-to-be in your life. They always have great gift buying ideas too. They’ve got mom-care items to kids books, sock puppets, toys, and clothes.
NOW. SHOPPING. As we like to say, Mischief is always up to something! They are a must shop Laurel District Gift Boutique with a wicked sense of humor. They specialize in local makers, artists, artisans, and more and have a wide variety of merchandise. From beautiful jewelry, housewares, home decor, personal items, accessories, and more. You’re bound to find that something for your special person and you’ll have a blast while you shopping.
Thursdays/Fridays 9am. EVENTS. As we like to say, Mischief is always up to something! They host a lot of events and classes, one of our favorites is LITTLE FOLKIES. Check with them for details.
2/14 7-10:30pm. EVENT. Rba Creative is a co-working space and they hosting a PAINT & SIP EVENT. They might still have EARLY BIRD PRICING. Get your tickets today! Go to their bio on Instagram for sign up. TAKE your sweetie and your friends!
2/8 11am. CLASS. Pollinate Farm is homestead heaven. And you’ll find classes for the gardener, food grower, beekeeper, foodie, DIYer outdoor types. On this day it’s Absolute Beginner’s Series: Backyard Beekeeping. “New to beekeeping or just want to understand more about what’s involved before plunging in? Curious about all the buzz? Join us for an Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping for Absolute Beginners, presented by Alameda County Beekeepers Association librarian and Oakland Honey Company owner Ron Carter. Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping in this popular class! Topics include basic bee biology and their life cycle, common hive types, tools and safety equipment. Participants will have an opportunity to taste local honey and receive 10% off our basic safety accessories starter kit. Learn what you need to bee prepared for the upcoming 2020 season!”
2/9 11am-1pm. GIFT IDEAS. Pollinate Farm is homestead heaven. And you’ll find classes for the gardener, food grower, beekeeper, foodie, DIYer outdoor types. On this day it’s Absolute Beginners Series: Grow Your Own Backyard Cannabis. “Join us for the next installment of our Herbal Medicine Series. Learn to grow cannabis in your backyard garden! We welcome Jack Bibbo from BOON Botanica for a seminar for beginner growers. This seminar is geared toward the veggie gardener who wishes to bring cannabis into their garden for the first time to grow for personal use.”
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