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All About Mom in The Town

Special Update: Quarantine Mother's Day Yes, we're still practicing social distancing in May, but that doesn't mean the strong women in your life can't feel special on Mother's Day! Here's a special update on how to show mom she's special the Town way. Give the Gift of Relaxation The Claremont Hotel & Spa is currently closed but why not treat your mom (and yourself) to a spa package? Check out the options below! PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Online Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping online at Oakland Supply Co. From jewelry, candles, cards, soaps, and other well-crafted pieces, Mom will definitely feel special.  Shops on Lakeshore Check out the following shops on Lakeshore Avenue that are offering goods and gift cards online, curbside pickup, and delivery: Urban Indigo, Bay-Made, Maribel, and Lakeshore Beauty! Of course, treating her to yummy food, drinks, and sweets is not a bad idea either: Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Shakewell, Proposition Chicken, Rico Rico Taco, Holy Land, Arizmendi, Lin Jia Kitchen, and Colonial Donuts!  McBride Sisters Wine Package Gift the McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Riesling and Red Blend. Text 510-205-8540 to grab this little package for $50. PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Dine At Home Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with to-go dinner! Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is offering 3-course dinner options that are sure to delight your taste buds. Additional a la carte menu items and featured celebration beverages are also available.  What you need to know: Delivery cannot be pre-ordered; it will only be available on Mother’s Day: Phone order hours are taken daily, from 12pm - 7pm. You can order via UberEats, Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash.  No deadline to place Mother’s Day orders but preordering is highly recommended Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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Oakland Arts & Crafts To Do At Home

Even during these uncertain times, creativity finds its way! Be inspired by Oakland’s talented artists, and let your own creative juices flow with arts & craft projects you can do at home. Create Your Own Block Print Block or relief printing, which originated in China, is one of the oldest…

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Family Activities to Do at Home

With some childhood imagination and a little bit of help from our friends at Children's Fairyland, Playworks, OMCA, and Chabot Space & Science Center, there is a lot of fun and learning to be had from home! Color Oakland Favorites Dig up your crayons, markers, and colored pencils, and let your…

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Ways to Support Jack London Businesses

The Jack London Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of their open businesses as a resource for the Jack London community to find food and drinks, as well as goods and services nearby. Here are some ways to support these local businesses! Arts PC: Wine & Design Wine & Design…

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Ways to Support Laurel Businesses

The Laurel Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. In addition to supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, local businesses are serving the public through…

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Ways to Support Temescal Businesses

The Temescal Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. Here are some ways to support these businesses so they can continue to offer thoughtfully curated and unique goods…

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Make Your Own Cocktails at Home

It seems like it’s “5 o’clock somewhere” a lot more these days! Shake up some of Oakland Afro-Latino kitchen Sobre Mesa's specialty cocktails, or mix your own Mai Tai, and be the designated mixologist of your Zoom happy hour! Sobre Mesa has bottled three of their handcrafted cocktails to be enjoyed…

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Go Live With Oakland Zoo's "Behind The Scenes"

Have you ever wondered how many teeth a giraffe has? Or why monkeys have long tails? You can now ask all your animal-related questions directly to Oakland Zoo animal keepers and staff every day, thanks to Oakland Zoo’s “Behind The Scenes Live” new video broadcast. See the exhibits in a way you…

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