March 15, 2020
For over eight years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news.
We’re receiving information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting several announcements to the Daily Blog page each day. Read more... (248 words, 1 image, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.
Here’s a schedule by day of the week:
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The Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.
LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.
Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary. Read more... (151 words, 1 image, estimated 36 secs reading time)
Every Monday & Saturday
Shade Hotel offers a complimentary Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck at 10 a.m..
Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.
This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!
Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.shadehotel.com/ or call 310-546-4995.
Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach. Read more... (104 words, 1 image, estimated 25 secs reading time)
There have been numerous requests from fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, and hospitals requesting assistance with the production of hand sanitizer.
R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.
They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need. Read more... (113 words, 1 image, estimated 27 secs reading time)
America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. Everyone is encouraged to support restaurants and their employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and ordering at least one delivery or pick-up meal.
Here’s How You Can Help:
-Hype it up. Post to social media platforms.
-Rally the troops. Reach out to your community and encourage them to participate.
-Eat. Order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
-Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can. Read more... (127 words, 1 image, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Every Monday in April
Brian Evans, Certified Business Coach will host Monday Morning Java with Brian Evans, a weekly, hour-long, facilitated, open-forum-style offering for entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.
Participants will talk business strategies, networking/partnerships, and inspiration for any industry – and for any business large or small – in a fun, casual, lightly-structured virtual lounge setting.
No RSVP is required, simply drop in and receive the support you need (and/or offer your support to others.) Live via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/2132807371. Read more... (129 words, 1 image, estimated 31 secs reading time)
April 6, 2020
Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi will host a Facebook Town Hall on Monday, April 6 2 p.m.
In this time of anxiousness and uncertainty, I believe it is extremely important for people to have access to information and I want to make sure that you have an opportunity to have your questions answered. To assist the constituents of the South Bay, I am hosting a virtual Town Hall this Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m. Read more... (144 words, 1 image, estimated 35 secs reading time)
April 7, 2020
The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce will host a COVID-19 Small Business Forum on April 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
The forum will offer a step-by-step walk through of how to apply for the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The guest present is Bryan Moeller, Senior Vice-President, Retail & Small Business Credit Manager at Wells Fargo.
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please reach out to the El Segundo Chamber at email@example.com.
This event is FREE but registration is required! Register at https://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/events/21524. The Zoom link will show on the right after you register. Read more... (113 words, 1 image, estimated 27 secs reading time)
April 8, 2020
The Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi on Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.
Join Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi for an engaging conversation on the Covid-19 pandemic and the implication for South Bay area businesses.
This event is FREE but you must register! To register, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/virtualtownhall/. You will be provided with a Zoom link after you register.
Registration ends on April 8 at 2 p.m.
April 8, 2020
Pull & Thread will host a Virtual Bellydance Class on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.
This is a full body belly dance inspired workout that provides a complete mind/body/spirit experience, tightening up those curves while exploring an ancient feminine art. Participants leave relaxed, invigorated, and in touch with their body in a new and refreshing way.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/584449750?pwd=TVhZejdrU3JlamhuWVBJSHRTRDR5dz09
Meeting ID: 584 449 750
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/. Read more... (94 words, 1 image, estimated 23 secs reading time)
April 24 – May 2, 2020
Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech presents Into the Woods from April 24 through May 2 at Mira Costa Auditorium.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, this Tony Award-winning production takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic that is both enchanting and touching.
Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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April 25, 2020
The annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk will take place Saturday, April 25 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the event getting underway at 8:30 a.m. The Walkathon is uniquely different from other walks as live music will take place along the route as well as food and beverage vendors, fitness trunk shows, photo-booth and more. The Pet Parade begins at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony and Awards for Top Fundraising Teams, Individuals/Pets and Best Dressed Pet is at 8 a.m. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.
All proceeds benefit the Richstone Family Center child abuse treatment and prevention programs. This is a very popular event and everybody will be there! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a few steps to help prevent child abuse.
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April 25, 2020
The South Bay Eco Festival will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Metlox Plaza.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Earth Day, the Eco Festival will showcase businesses selling services and products benefiting the environment, and environmental groups with a mission of sustainability or environmental stewardship. Exhibits will be interactive and experiential.
Visitors will enjoy eco presentations, food specials at local restaurants and live music by Latch Key Kid, The Lucky Ones and Jack Tracy.
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May 1, 2020
BeachLife Festival presents Speakeasy Live Stream Event on Friday, May 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.
The crew at BeachLife has decided that, in the true spirit of live music, the show must go on! So they’re bringing us the SpeakEasy line-up via a free Live Stream Event on May 1st, the original BeachLife Festival date. The event features performances by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, LAW, and more.
More details will follow in the coming weeks, but we do know that during the event they’ll be raising awareness and donations for music industry relief and several other worthy causes helping those in need. So Tune in, jam out, and do some good at the same time!
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