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Uptown Village Market
Who More than 75 vendors and booths
Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
When Friday, May 3 from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, May 4 from 11am to 5pm
More Info This event features local independent designers, artists and crafters selling one-of-a-kind items and gifts for loved ones. Admission is free. There will be a chili booth, chocolate-covered strawberries and a DJ spinning tunes on Friday night.

5K and Health Fair
Who HealthCorps, Cabrillo High School ACCESS and The Greener Good Farmers Market
Where Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
When Saturday, May 4 from 9am to 1pm
More Info Registration for runners under 18 is $10 and for runners over 18 is $20. T-shirts are an additional $5. Cabrillo students with I.D. run free. After the race, more than 40 booths will provide information about health and wellness as well as diabetes, blood pressure and respiratory screenings. Email [email protected] .

Free Comic Book Day
Who Amazing Comics & Cards
Where 5555 Stearns St.
When Saturday, May 4 from 10am to 6pm
More Info Amazing Comics & Cards is giving away three free comic books to all who attend to celebrate this art form. During the daylong event, a wide array of comic books will be offered to readers of all ages— children, teens and adults. Call (562) 493-4427 or visit or .

Adult bicycle-safety education classes
Who Women on Bikes SoCal
Where The Workshop, 4250 Atlantic Ave.
When Sunday, May 5 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
More Info Women on Bikes SoCal will host a free introductory “Street Savvy” adult bicycle-safety class for 12 participants. This hands-on course will give participants the skills and confidence they need to ride safely and securely. Participants must bring a bike and a helmet. RSVP required. Email [email protected] or call (562) 221-9672.

Community meeting
Who North Long Beach Community Action Group
Where North Division Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave.
When Sunday, May 5 from 2pm to 4pm
More Info During this event, 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal will provide an update on his district and the workings of his office. To RSVP, call (562) 428-7710.

Tour of Long Beach 2013
Who Downtown Long Beach Associates
Where Starting in downtown Long Beach at Marina Green Park
When Saturday, May 11 from 6am to 4:30pm
More Info The 31-mile bike tour route offers scenic views of Long Beach. The event also includes a bike festival from 9:30am to 4:30pm at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, where cyclists are greeted with a Craft Beer Garden, Vintage Bike Exhibit & Fashion Show, a free bike valet, children’s activities, food, live entertainment and a vender village.

Free writers event
Who California Writers Club of Long Beach
Where Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 East Britton Dr.
When Saturday, May 11 from 3pm to 5pm
More Info The event offers tips on how to avoid the “pitfalls of do-it-yourself publishing.” The speaker will be Tom Underhill, a veteran printer, custom publisher and founder of Creative Continuum who will answer questions. Call (562) 400-1100 or email [email protected]

Great Homes of Long Beach Tour
Who Long Beach Heritage
Where Various addresses in Long Beach
When Sunday, June 2 from noon to 5pm
More Info The tour features a look at five distinguished homes that represent the architectural history of Long Beach. Proceeds of the event are dedicated to the restoration and support of the historic Bembridge House, a landmark owned by Long Beach Heritage, a nonprofit organization. The event is expected to sell out with over 600 visitors and volunteers participating. Visit or call (562) 493-7019.

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