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April 19, 2018
If you’ve been receiving this Weekend Guide for some time, you know that Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July are my favorite holidays – and a big part of that is because they’re uniquely American celebrations. I just discovered the City of Redondo Beach will be celebrating the Fourth of July this year on Sunday, July 1. Apparently, the City Council made a decision last year to hold the Fireworks every year on the Sunday before July 4 because, as it was explained to me, “it taxes City resources (fire, police) with excessive overtime, long hours, and being spread too thin to properly enforce laws and codes on July 4”. In addition, I heard it is being considered an opportunity for the City to generate additional revenue as people will come to Redondo Beach as usual on the 4th of July, and again for the separate fireworks night. As I said, I just learned all of this, so if anyone has different information, please let me know. I understand any municipality wanting to save money, but this isn’t where corners should be cut. Independence Day is our greatest national holiday and it should be celebrated on July 4th. Seriously, if we didn’t have this holiday, we might still be under British rule! The community was devastated when Torrance cancelled the Fourth of July fireworks due to the recession several years ago but thankfully, they’ve brought them back. This is a slippery slope – in the quest to ration resources and make a buck, are we willing to forfeit our American spirit?
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a joint Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Gloria Plascencia Portraits tonight, Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 pm. Professional South Bay photographer Gloria Plascencia recently moved into the new studio in Redondo Beach! She specializes in contemporary glamour, business headshots and branding, families, generations, HS seniors, and kids, in addition to commercial and media photography. Gloria is an award winning photographer and some of her photographs have been published in the L.A. Times, Easy Reader and Daily Breeze. Gloria is extremely active in the South Bay arts scene and is a member of several local art groups. She is an Arts Commissioner for the City of Hawthorne and former Board Member at South Bay Contemporary SOLA Gallery. She is also the driving force behind the Hawthorne Murals Project. The community is invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting at 4 p.m. followed by an Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. featuring light refreshments. Everybody will be there! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.gloriaplascenciaportraits.com. Gloria Plascencia Portraits is located at 1603 Aviation Boulevard, Suite #B (second floor), Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
The community is invited to attend a Green Business Mixer tonight, Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Barsha Wines & Spirits. Enjoy sips and bites while learning how the California Green Business Program helps small businesses increase efficiency, attract customers and be sustainability champions. The event features Jo Fleming, Director of the California Green Business Network, and special guest, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbbec-green-business-mixer-tickets-44600489264?aff=es2. Barsha Wines and Spirits is located at 917 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
The community is invited to a Public Meeting to learn more about the Supplemental Alternatives Analysis phase of Metro’s Green Line Extension to Torrance project tonight, Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The Green Line Extension to Torrance project involves studying passenger transit service options along a four-mile segment of the Harbor Subdivision Corridor from the existing Redondo Beach Marine Station to the proposed Regional Transit Center (RTC) in Torrance. The extension will be served by both the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines. They want to hear your feedback! Free parking is available. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1917885454950253/. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
The city of El Segundo presents the Smoky Hollow Specific Plan Launch Event tonight, Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at Big Door Studios. The future of the area will be brought to life via a 20 minute presentation, along with Q&A and stations that will bring the vibe of the area to life. Presentations are at 6:15, 6:45, and 7:15. El Segundo Planning Manager Gregg McClain and Economic Development Manger Barbara Voss will be attending the event. The plan incorporates the emerging characteristics of the creative sector cluster that has begun to evolve in the existing industrial districts and aims to provide better public amenities and infrastructure. The Specific Plan establishes land use, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, and urban design strategies to promote and eclectic incubator district and provides opportunities for businesses to thrive in a creative, innovative and dynamic environment. The city estimates that the Specific Plan update will support total gross property development of to 2.97 million square feet of office, industrial and public facility building space through 2040. This represents a total net increase of approx. 517,094 square feet of office, commercial and industrial uses over the existing building space in Smoky Hollow. The Smoky Hollow area rapidly developed into an industrial district after World War II due to the influence of local aerospace companies and the district was largely built out in the 1960s. However, by 2000, the limited demand for industrial space resulted in the gradual decline of physical conditions in the district. The area is characterized by a pattern of industrial buildings, typically built more than 50 years ago, and some newer structures. The mix of old and new is enticing prospective businesses and the vision of the area embraces the funky, eclectic nature of the area. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, visit the website at https://news.elsegundo.org/smoky-hollow-specific-plan-updates-launch/. Big Door Studios is located at 114 Sheldon Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Those interested in signing up for the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2019 should attend the Leadership MB Information Night tonight, April 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB) offers a comprehensive 9-month leadership program to educate and develop future community leaders. LMB has over 25 years’ experience working with our city departments, and enabling primary access to Manhattan Beach departments and city executives. Techniques learned in LMB training are put to immediate use to connect with city officials lead teams, and manage the final class project. LMB training is a 9-month program, from September through to May of the following year. Training sessions and seminars cover many personal aspects of leadership and the facets of Manhattan Beach city operations, which include the following:
-Enhance your connection to Manhattan Beach’s Community Leaders
-Broaden your knowledge of the community
-Strengthen your leadership skills
-Understand how our City is run
-Give back to the City with a Class Project
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.leadershipmb.org. City Council Chambers are located at 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach presents Hot in the Shade the third Thursday of the month (tonight, April 19) at Sea Level from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event features salsa dancing and live music on the second story Horizon Level with sweeping coastal views. Azucar Band will be performing with high energy beats and will also have salsa instructors on site for beginners or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills! Don’t feel like dancing? Enjoy food and drink specials all night long, enjoy the coastal view and live entertainment! The first two events will have no cover charge. Guests must be 21+ with valid ID. For additional information, reservations and bottle service, call 310.921.8950. Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Not sure if this class has filled up yet…… The Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy will start tonight, April 19 and run through June 16.. The Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy began in April 1996, with overwhelming success. To date, over 1000 individuals have received training. The C.E.R.T. concept is based on increasing disaster preparedness and awareness within the community by having a core group of trained individuals capable of assisting themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Although Fire and Police emergency service personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle disasters, they will not be able to help everyone in post disaster response and recovery. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. Are you ready? A team of Redondo Beach firefighter instructors provide the training and will cover topics including disaster preparedness, CPR & First Aid, disaster medical operations, damage assessment, extinguisher use, light search and rescue, disaster psychology & team organization. Upon successfully completing the training, you could be registered as a disaster service worker for the City of Redondo Beach. Registered volunteers are required to participate in future disaster preparedness training activities to maintain their volunteer status. The fee is $40.00 per person for Redondo Beach residents, $100.00 per person for non-residents. The fee includes a designated C.E.R.T. hard hat, CPR and First Aid certification, photo identification card, training manual and graduation certificates. Payments can be delivered to Fire Station 1, 401 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. They accept cash and checks made payable to The City of Redondo Beach. The registration form can be found attached or on the Fire Department website. The next class will be organized for Fall, 2017. The start date is September 7 and it will last until November 4. The C.E.R.T. Academy is currently taught Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and one Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during an eight-week period. If you are interested in participating in the academy, please contact Redondo Beach Fire Captain Curt Mahoney at Curt.Mahoney@redondo.org. Please note that the academy will be limited to the first 40 individuals who respond. For additional information, visit http://www.redondo.org/depts/fire/cert_academy.asp.
The Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends By the Sea: The Story of Three Homes on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Three homes that reveal the amazingly different lifestyles available within minutes of each other in Portuguese Bend will be featured on the 2018 Palos Verdes Homes Tour. The homes include Villa Narcissa, the 1924 Vanderlip estate modeled on a classic Italian villa and built by the original Palos Verdes developer Frank Vanderlip. The second home is an author’s pristine home/studio perched on cliffs directly above the Portuguese Bend Club. This home was moved by a previous owner, piece by piece, from the Portuguese Bend landslide area to its present more secure site. The third home is a 6,600 square foot contemporary home on the bluffs overlooking Catalina. This last home is filled with art made by the artist owner who specializes in tile work. Her ceramic craftsmanship enhances every room of the home and many parts of the garden. An elegant luncheon in The Atrium is included in the admission price. There will also be a Plein Air painting exhibition, a collectibles sale and boutiques. This annual tour is presented by The Circle, a Palos Verdes Art Center support group with all proceeds benefiting PVAC. Free event parking is available at Peninsula Community Church, 5640 Crestridge Road, next door to the PVAC. Well-coordinated Tour shuttles will take attendees to and from the PVAC and the Tour homes. There are no cameras, pets, food, children under 12, large bags or high-heeled shoes allowed and the homes are not handicapped accessible. Tickets are $70, $65 for PVAC members. Day of event, $75. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.pvhomestour.org/. The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Yoga on the Roof is doing another Sound Healing on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Plaza. Enjoy a stimulating yoga session followed by a sound healing experience. Bring your blankets/pillows to stay cozy. Come get your ZEN on! A donation of $20 is suggested. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/379834115868953/. Crown Plaza is located at 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Over 75 stores slash prices so low, (like 50-75% off!) it is sure to cool you off! It’s time to clean out the closet and make room for all those great deals you’re going to find. Participating stores look forward to sharing the best deals and some stores start on Thursday with a “sneak peek” and local’s discount… just ask! For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownmanhattanbeach.
The City of Torrance is hosting an Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot. This event is for Torrance residents only and includes free paper shredding and electronic recycling. There is a limit of eight boxes or bags for paper shredding per vehicle. Books, magazines and binders will not be accepted. Electronics being accepted include TVs, monitors, small appliances, cell phones and other items for safe and responsible recycling. Please do not bring any hazardous materials to this event. For additional information, call (310) 781-6900 or visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/public-works?utm_source=Thursday%2C+April+12++-+Wednesday%2C+April+18%2C+2018&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+237&utm_medium=email. Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot is located near the Torrance Courthouse off Maple Avenue.
In honor of Earth Day, Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a FREE Shredfest on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a limit of 10 boxes of paper per person for confidential shredding. Paper of all kinds will be accepted including phone books, magazines, newspapers, file and hanging folders and personal documents. This is a first-come, first serve event and items will only be accepted in designated areas during the event time frame. It’s good for the community and good for the planet! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.kinecta.org/. Kinecta Federal Credit Union is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
King Harbor Association presents the annual Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Redondo Marina. This FREE event provides a public space for professional artists, children and festival-goers to create and enjoy chalk art murals. Participants of all skill levels are invited to create a chalk art drawing to commemorate Earth Day. The first 100 children to sign-up on the day of the event will receive free chalk and a recycled and reusable canvas tote bag that they can custom paint with paints supplied by King Harbor Association. The Sea Lab mobile touch tank and Waterfront Education will be on site for visitors to learn about local sea life and waterfront activities. There may also be a surprise visit from On the Wing Falconry this year to showcase the amazing birds. This free event is open to public viewing, so even if you don’t plan to participate, take a stroll along the waterfront and discover what these amazing artists can create with a slab of concrete and a little chalk! For additional information and registration, call 310-374-3481 or visit the website at http://visitkingharbor.com/. All the fun takes place at the Redondo Beach Marina Sea Wall located at 181 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach (between Samba and the Sport Fishing Pier).
The Art Attack Foundation is proud to present SHINE – A Cirque Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre. SHINE is a show for the entire family including aerial silks, hoop, cyr wheel, contortion, acrobatics, Japanese drumming, stilt walkers, roller skating, dancing & much, much more! Some of the renowned performers in this show include Stiltworld & KnightRollers featuring Trey Knight, master juggler Jack Kalvan and his wife and juggling partner Jeri, the drumming of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, and the amazing cirque talents of Le Petite Cirque. It’s a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play, & love. As the journey unfolds you will be drawn into their world, and will share in the transformation from ordinary life into revelation and pure joy. Tickets are $13. Founded by Dan Watt, the Art Attack Foundation’s mission is to inspire community leaders, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. AAF is dedicated to providing opportunities, funding, and encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential. The Art Attack Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and any donations are tax-deductible. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.artattackfoundation.org. The James Armstrong Theatre is located at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA.
Learn about ocean exploration and research at NOAA Day at SEA Lab on Saturday April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the team at SEA Lab for a trip under the sea and build your own ROV! National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) staff will be onsite to stream live footage from the exploration vessel OKEANOS and the ROV Deep Discover. Plus, listen in on a live phone conversation with the ROV pilot and ship staff as they explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Afterward, stick around to build your very own ROV! The cost is $5 per person at the door. For additional information, visit the website at https://lacorps.org/programs/the-sea-lab/ or contact Adrianne Calbreath at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-318-7458. SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Felicia Davis and The Black Women’s Collective present Elevate Los Angeles on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30 to 7:30 at The Beach House. Elevate is a one day leadership accelerator for black women uniquely designed to help you brand your brilliance, revolutionize the way you lead, and amplify your vision, voice and visibility! Learn what it takes to brand your brilliance in a way that attracts the right strategic relationships for success.
FACT: 44% of Black women feel that their career is stalled.
FACT: Black women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by white women.
FACT: Black women lack the strategic relationships (mentors/sponsors) necessary to ascend.
It’s these facts that make The Black Women’s Collective and the Black Women Elevate Experience so necessary. The reality is that black women are losing ground in closing the pay gap and the only way to turn that around starts at Elevate.
*getting in the driver’s seat
*getting clear on what it takes to succeed individually
*own our experience and how we execute, and then…
*show another sister the way
Tickets are $127 per person. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://Www.BlackWomenElevateTour.com. The Beach House is located at 1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
The Hermosa Beach Artist Collective presents the Closing Reception for Wonder and Symbiosis on Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Resin. The closing reception will have beverages, food and live music! Wine provided courtesy of Uncorked, and don’t miss the tequila tasting by Nosotros Tequila at the West Wing of the exhibit. Several pieces have already sold but there are still plenty of incredible pieces available! For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HBartistcollective/. Resin is located at 618 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
The Redondo Beach Rotary Club presents Rock & Roll Casino Night on Saturday, April 21 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Crowne Plaza. This annual fundraising event features casino-style gambling, bites, beverages and a silent and live auction. Dance the night away to local band, Feed the Kitty. Dance lessons will be available. Tickets are $95 per person and include two drink tickets and self-parking. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/728724743984108/. Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina is located at 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The Torrance Civic Chorale presents the annual Spring Concert: Mirrors of Culture on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre. This season’s concert pairs the exquisite harmonies of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Biebl with the colorful melodies, rhythms and styles of music from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and Cuba. The centerpiece of the concert – two versions of Te Deum – epitomize the striking parallels and vivid contrasts between Latin American and European compositions. This unique display of choral works from the Latin American Colonial period through the Beatles will have the audience tapping their feet and dancing in their seats. Over 80 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier vocal ensembles in the South Bay. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the Theatre Box Office at 310-781-7171 or online. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.TorranceCivicChorale.org. The James Armstrong Theater is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.
The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music. Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/. The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.
The Samburu Project’s annual fundraising event, Walk for Water, will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to noon in Hermosa Beach. This event means to grow awareness of the worldwide water crisis and to provide access to clean water in Kenya. The Hermosa Beach event traditionally includes 300 walkers who participate in a 4-mile walk or run on the Strand between the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Piers. Walkers will meet at American Junkie where they will check in, receive t-shirts, create signs and get some pre-walk inspiration. Bring a friend, bring your dog, and walk, run, bike or skate as we come together this Earth Day and raise money for clean water! A celebratory pancake breakfast at American Junkie restaurant follows, with entertainment, games, raffle and prizes for top fundraisers. For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.thesamburuproject.org/walkforwater/registration/. American Junkie is located at 68 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood presents the Bloom Into Spring Garden Tour on Sunday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Explore five extraordinary private gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and lunch in a sixth garden. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 with reservations before April 14 and $45 thereafter. Ticket price includes lunch. No day-of sales. For additional information and ticket purchase, contact Sandy Pickar at 310-377-3043 or via email at email@example.com or visit the website at https://ehb8.urjweb-1.org/events/.
The South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual wine tasting event Open Your Heart on Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon. The community is invited to a very special opportunity to learn about the South Bay Children’s Health Center and their ongoing commitment to underserved families in the South Bay at the beautiful new Lisa’s Bon Appetit in El Segundo. Attendees can taste fine wine, shop the silent and live auctions and enjoy a lovely spring afternoon. Auction items include: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Intercontinental San Francisco, LA Lakers Package, selection of Large Format Wines, LA Kings Package and more. Tickets are $60 per person. Space is limited. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.sbchc.com/. Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon is located at 747 North Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA.
Villa Narcissa will host an Opera High Tea on Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. to benefit the Vanderlip Heritage Fund. Seated high tea party for a maximum of 20 people in the dining room followed by viewing of the sunset with a flute of champagne. The sun sets at 7:04 p.m. and the view over the Pacific and Catalina is unforgettable from the Villa Narcissa terrace. A concert of operatic arias will take place in the living room. Peter Karazaz, director of Opera, UCLA has prepared a program sung by his very talented young singers. It is an absolutely magical experience to experience their powerful voice so close with the excellent acoustic of the Villa Narcissa living room. Dress Code: coat and tie and cocktail dresses. The mission of the Vanderlip Heritage Fund is to promote history, art, and nature on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Through art, music and gardening workshops the fund strives to preserve wildlife, classical gardens, historic sites and archives in the area. A fully tax-deductible donation to the Vanderlip Heritage Fund of $175 is suggested. Please mail your check to the Vanderlip Heritage Fund at 1621 West 25th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. RSVP to Katrina Vanderlip at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.villanarcissa.com/.
The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents True Tales from the South Bay on Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Nakano Theater. In the style of The Moth, Story Corps and Mortified, True Tales from the South Bay will showcase our own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and All-Star Tellers. (To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to Marianastoryteller@gmail.com with Torrance in the subject line.) General admission tickets are $10. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at http://torrancearts.org/. The Nakano Theatre is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.
Celebrate Earth Day at Art By The Sea With Poetic Expression on Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayfarers Chapel. The event features VIP guests, Eric and Mary Wright. Eric is the son of Lloyd Wright, architect of the Wayfarers chapel, and grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, iconic American architect. Mary is an artist and earth activist and will be selling her original nature inspired watercolor art in the Meditation Garden. Local artists Don Crocker, Kathryn Stinis, Trish McCoy, Julie Balcom and Linda Gunn will be in attendance as well. In addition, April is National Poetry Month, and there will be poetry readings starting at 1 p.m. inside the chapel. Handmade crafters this year include:
• Grateful Wicks- All natural soy candles and essential oil bath bombs
• Realization Nation- Sound healing and dream catchers
• Indigo Unveiled Jewelry- Original gold and silver jewelry
• Gus Vintage- Handmade pillows
• Rock Doggie- Hand painted decorative rocks
• Balthazar and Rose- Turkish foutas and handmade soaps by Syrian refugees
• Aussie Girl Creations- Hand dyed silk clothing and embellished vintage jewelry
• Marie Trostler’s gifts- Plant art: kokedama using tropical plants and succulents
• Astral Creations- Ocean inspired sterling silver jewelry
• Soulful Lens- photography and photo gifts
Make a purchase from any of the artists and receive a ticket to enter the basket giveaway worth over $300.00! For the kiddos, Bizy Bee Face Painting will be painting faces and there will be a rock painting table where they can paint a rock to take home. The event is FREE to attend! You don’t want to miss this fun-filled day! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.wayfarerschapel.org/event/art-by-the-sea-with-poetic-expression/. Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275.
The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Social Workplace on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening! Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/. Social Workplace is located at 2315 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 300, Lomita, CA 90717.
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lunch with Janice Hahn on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrider International. The event will feature the annual address from the County of Los Angeles, 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the program will commence at noon. Tickets are $40 for TACC Members and $60 for non-Members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/hahn2018/. Sunrider International is located at 1625 Abalone Avenue in Torrance.
Here’s a heads-up on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!
This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY, so be sure to check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.com for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.
Did you hear the Los Angeles Times is moving to El Segundo?!? Read all about this momentous relocation at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/los-angeles-times-moves-el-segundo/.
The City of El Segundo has a FREE Lunchtime Shuttle Service Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Shuttle operates on a continuous loop every 10 minutes. Courteous and professional drivers will take you, your friends and co-workers to local hotspots and restaurants. For additional information, visit http://www.elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/brochure_and_programs/shuttle_services.asp.
The Palos Verdes Concors D’Elegance will take place on Sunday, September 30 at Zamperini Field at Torrance Airport. The event promises to be a Concours to remember with side-by-side displays of world class automobiles and vintage aircraft. In celebration of the Concors 25th Anniversary, discounted tickets are available for only $25! This is a limited time offer, so grab your tickets now! For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.pvconcours.org/. Louis Zamperini Field is located at 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505.
Who said retail is dead?!? Del Amo Fashion Center welcomes eleven new retailers this spring and summer, including dining and entertainment destination Dave & Buster’s and value apparel and home décor department store Marshalls. In addition, Survios, Precise Jewelers, MINISO, TravisMatthew, Gymboree, Honeymee, Outback Steakhouse, Churros-Pier Bakery and Frostbites will soon open at Del Amo Fashion Center.
The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents and high school students from the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach to serve on its Advisory Committees. All committee members have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the Beach Cities community. Meetings are generally held quarterly and scheduled for evenings. Regular members serve a two-year term and high school students serve a one-year term. The following committees are seeking candidates:
-Community Health Committee – Identifies and advises the board on community health and wellness concerns and recommends areas for programs and services.
-Strategic Planning Committee – Assists the board in formulating and fulfilling the Beach Cities Health District’s vision, mission and goals.
-Finance Committee – Assists the board with ensuring the Beach Cities Health District’s financial health.
An applicant must be a resident of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. Regular committee members must complete the BCHD Committee Application and submit with a resumé or curriculum vitae. Although active community recruitment takes place in the spring of each year, applications for regular committee members are available all year in case a vacancy occurs. For additional information and application, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/committee.
El Segundo Museum of Art has put out a Call for Artwork for the first Photo Festival, This is Awkward. The Festival will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. How do you define awkward? Submit your photo or photo-based artwork that explores the theme of awkward. Submissions will be counted on a first-come, first serve basis starting on April 9. Please note that framed submissions cannot exceed 18” x 24” x 3”. Submissions will remain open until April 28 or until all spaces are filled. No more than two (2) submissions per artist. All artwork must be ready to hang. Send all submissions to email@example.com. All artworks must be dropped off at ESMoA no later than May 2. ESMoA cannot print artworks. For additional information and submission form, visit the website at https://esmoa.org/event/open-call-for-photo-festival-this-is-awkward/.
This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guests are Mary Courtney Burke and Donna Cunningham, co-chairs of the annual Richstone Family Center Pier to Pier Walkathon which takes place on Saturday, April 28 at the Manhattan Beach Pier and we’re going to learn what attendees can expect at this very popular South Bay event. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/richstone-family-center-walk-thon/. Tune in every Thursday at 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down throughout in the South Bay!
Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach 360, our guest will be Dave Harris, Founder of Harris & Associates. Dave was one of the featured speakers at the Manhattan Beach Economic Forum yesterday. You can listen to the program live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/dave-harris-harris-associates/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s new in Manhattan Beach!
Be kind to Mother Earth and have a fabulous South Bay weekend!