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prAna Yoga @ The Point

July 21, 2018

prAna offers FREE Community Yoga every Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. in store at The Point.

Tight, tense, and not flexible? The answer is Yoga. This class is designed to sculpt your body making tight areas more agile It also improves and makes many functional activities a lot easier on your muscles and joints. Variations and modifications are given to accommodate all levels and abilities.

Enjoy food and drinks after class, prAna provides the yoga mats, and it’s open to all ages and skill levels!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.thepointsb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.


Third Fridays @ Strand Brewing

July 20, 2018

Strand Brewing Company is proud to host Third Fridays, a celebration of local art, local artists, and of course, local beer!

This month, the featured artist is Joel Gitelson. A south bay native, Joel is a talented photographer with a focus on the ocean and shoreline activities. As a now-retired career lifeguard, Joel has lived the South Bay lifestyle and captures the best of it in his photos.

His work will be on display for one night only on Friday July 20 from 4 to 9pm.

Third Fridays is a recurring event focusing on local artists and featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. In addition to the art exhibits, the event features on-site food trucks and plenty of Strand Beer for purchase.

For additional information, please contact, Miah Smith at Miah@strandbrewing.com.

Strand Brewing is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

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Kid’s Club @ The Point: Silly Circus

July 19, 2018

The Point hosts the Mommy & Me (and Daddy’s, too!) Kid’s Club today, Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents of preschoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point has a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families AT NO CHARGE! Parents and their preschool aged kids are welcome to come to The Point for arts and crafts, live entertainment, face painting and more. Stop by the registration table to pick-up the activity schedule and exclusive member discounts!

Today, it’s all about the Silly Circus – get ready to clown around! Enjoy live music from The Beat Buds, silly circus acts and more!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.thepointsb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.


Malaga Cove Concerts: Bad Haggis

July 18, 2018

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park present Bad Haggis tonight, Wednesday, July 18.

Bad Haggis fuses cutting-edge Celtic with influences of rock, alternative, jazz, pop, groove, world beat, African and Latin influences. Driven by the dual leads of the “bagtar” (bagpipe & guitar) by Eric and guitarist Mike Hoffmann, to the deeply grooving rhythms laid down by bassist/vocalist Mick Linden, Bad Haggis produces a hearing-is-believing sonic experience.

The music starts at 7 p.m. but concert goers may arrive at the park as early as 3 p.m. to spread a blanket and claim a prime parking spot.

For additional information, visit the website at http://malagacoveconcerts.com/

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates with the Library parking lot off Via Pinale.


MB Farmers’ Market Twelfth Anniversary Celebration

July 17, 2018

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professional Association presents the Anniversary Celebration of the Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers’ Market today, Tuesday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with live music, kids activities, community booths, give- a-ways. Over 45 vendors are ready to greet customers with their weekly smiles and fresh food. Customers will find special anniversary flavors, offers, recipes, meals and more as they explore the market.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/manhattan-beach-farmers-market/.

The Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market is located at 13th Street & Morningside Drive.


Redondo Beach Library Activities for July

July 16, 2018

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening at the Redondo Beach Library this month! The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more. A few require registration, but all of them are FREE! Check out the Calendar of Events at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/redondo-beach-library-activities-3/, click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!


Tips to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

July 15, 2018

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) the first confirmed illnesses in California due to West Nile virus (WNV) were reported last week. The four illnesses occurred in Los Angeles, Kern and Riverside Counties. Kaiser Permanente has tips to protect yourself. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself and your loves ones from West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

Kaiser Permanente urges you to:

• If you have a baby or child, spray insect repellant onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face, do not use on babies younger than 2 months of age.
• Use insect repellent containing DEET when you go outdoors.
• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
• Do not leave puddles or open containers of water near your house. Mosquitoes breed in standing water.
• Stay indoors at dawn, at dusk, and in the early evening when mosquitoes are the most active.

Contact Elita.T.Fielder@kp.org if you would like to schedule an interview with a physician to discuss mosquito prevention.


Bite @ the Beach Discount!

July 14, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus

Bite at the Beach aims to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay alongside the many local, craft breweries. Guests will receive a plate and glass for the event at the entrance and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired.

This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations, live music, a peep show and more. This event attracts hundreds of attendees and is sure to sell out.

VIP tickets are $65, general admission is $45. When ordering tickets online, use the code MB360 and receive a $15 discount!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bite-at-the-beach-tickets-47934533480.

The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.


Manhattan Beach DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

July 13, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint today, Friday, July 13 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase the awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and deter impaired driving and unlicensed driving. The intent of the checkpoint is to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving and driving while unlicensed will be reduced.

The “Zero Tolerance” approach to enforcement sends a clear message to those who still don’t heed the warning to designate a sober driver before celebrations begin. Simply put, “If you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested.”

The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver. (I have one word of advice…UBER.)

Sobriety and drunk driving checkpoint representing the dangers of drivers that are intoxicated above the legal limit by alcohol or other drugs while they are behind the wheel of a vehicule.

Sobriety and drunk driving checkpoint representing the dangers of drivers that are intoxicated above the legal limit by alcohol or other drugs while they are behind the wheel of a vehicule.

Darts League @ Absolution Brewing

July 12, 2018

Absolution Brewing hosts a Darts League every Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

Beer and darts… it’s a match made in heaven. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never thrown a dart in your life, just show up and sign up and they’ll get you on a team. Don’t worry, they’ll explain all the rules.

Players can sign up in the tap room or via email at info@absolutionbrewingcompany.com.

Absolution Brewing is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

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Feed the Kitty @ The Point

July 11, 2018

The Point Summer Concert Series kicks off tonight with local favorite, Feed The Kitty, playing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The band’s new singles, Thank You and Darlin are currently airing on LA/OC radio station, The New 88.5 FM, along with their hit song California Country Girl from their most recent CD, Westbound and Down, which was recently featured in an interview with DJ Gary Bryan on K-Earth 101 FM. Available on iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.feedthekitty.com.

For the concert series full band line-up and additional details, visit https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/point-summer-music-series/.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Blvd in El Segundo.

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Social Hour @ Cafe Wild

July 10, 2018

Cafe Wild will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour tonight, Tuesday, July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Cafe Wild is located at 3505 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.


Karaoke Monday @ The Slip

July 9, 2018

The Slip Bar & Eatery presents Karaoke Monday tonight, Monday, July 9 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Come on out to The Slip for a fun night of Karaoke! In addition, enjoy Happy Hour prices all day Monday!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1989415011108651/.

The Slip Bar and Eatery is located at 120 N. International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


FREE Yoga Class @ The Point

July 8, 2018

Back to Basics offers a FREE Vinyasa Yoga Class every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Plaza El Segundo.

This complimentary one hour Vinyasa class is suitable for all levels. Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring a mat, bring a friend! Classes are not held on holidays.


For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/backtobasicsshop/

Back to Basics is located in Plaza El Segundo at 2008-C East Park Place, El Segundo, CA (right next to Lululemon).


Smokin’ Smitty & The Masters of Music @ The Redondo Pier

July 7, 2018

Smokin’ Smitty & The Masters of Music will be playing tonight on the Redondo Pier from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Masters of Music is an all-star band of musicians who have played, or recorded with, some of the top acts in the music business including Earth Wind & Fire, The Commodores, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Bo Diddly, Robert Daltry, George Clinton and many more!

This is going to be a high energy show that will keep you on your feet all night long, so be sure to wear your dancin’ shoes!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.


Escape the Room This Weekend!

July 6, 2018

Looking to do something fun and different this weekend? Lucky for you, The South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery is BACK!

The Volunteer Center is offering the community another chance to explore the basement of their historic Torrance building – a former mortuary dating back to 1929 – for an interactive fundraiser. Beginning June 1 and running through July 27, the local nonprofit is presenting South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery – a fundraiser that mixes local history with spooky, fictional fun in an immersive experience.

“Escape the room” games have become very popular over the last several years. Participants are given one hour to solve a series of fun and challenging puzzles using strategically-placed clues, where both communication and teamwork are essential in figuring out how to solve the mystery and “escape.”

This Escape Room fundraiser benefits the Volunteer Center’s important, volunteer-driven programs. It runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased online in advance.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.volcenter.org/escaperoom?utm_source=eNewsletter+May+2018&utm_campaign=May+2018+eNewsletter&utm_medium=email.

The Volunteer Center is located at 1230 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.


Thursday Night Cruise In & Food Truck Rally

July 5, 2018

Enjoy hot summer nights at the Automobile Driving Museum every Thursday night for a Cruise In & Food Truck Rally from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring the whole family, your collector car, and an empty stomach for a night of fun! Best of all, the museum is FREE FOR ALL! Museum tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. with lots of photo opportunities.

No registration required!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.


Happy Birthday, America!

July 4, 2018

The team at South Bay by Jackie wishes everyone a fun-filled 4th of July!

If you haven’t made plans yet, there are plenty of fabulous events taking place all over the South Bay today. Check out the listings on the Special Events page at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/special-events.php.

While you’re enjoying family, friends, BBQ, fireworks shows and the scene on the Strand, please remember to be safe (no fireworks!) and be sane (no drinking and driving!). Leave the car at home and hoof it, Uber, or ride a bike.

I’ll be out and about on the Raspberry Express and hope to see ya’ll! Have a fantastic Fourth!

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Tickets on Sale NOW for White Light White Night

July 3, 2018

Tickets went on sale last week for the 2018 White Light White Night fundraising event. The Friends & Family tickets sold out in record time and the rest will go just as fast!

Have you heard the special musical guest this year is Belinda Carlyle of GoGos fame???

This is gonna be good, so get ’em while you can!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.walkwithsally.org/wlwn/.


Dress for Success Jewelry Donations

July 2, 2018

Update your jewelry wardrobe while helping women who are entering the workplace!

Bring one of your gently used pieces of jewelry to Ten Thousand Villages and receive 25% off any jewelry item in the store July 1 through July 8.

All gently used jewelry will be donated to Los Angeles Dress for Success, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

For additional information about the organization, visit the website at https://worldwidewest.dressforsuccess.org/.

Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach.