Category: Special Events

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

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.

Help R6 Distillery Make Hand Sanitizer!

Ongoing

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.

The Great American Takeout

Ongoing

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.

Monday Morning Java

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.

COVID-19 Small Business Forum

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 director@elsegundochamber.org.

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.

Virtual Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi

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.

Virtual Belly Dance Class

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
Password: 219075

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/.

Women in Tech in Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer

April 13, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer on Monday, April 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

This virtual networking and discussion event is an opportunity for women in tech to express their concerns, fears, how they’ve been impacted, how they’re feeling and coping, the future and more. We are in the mist of an unprecedented public health crisis. Covid-19 is affecting our lives and the world on a scale that has never been witnessed in our lifetimes All industries are feeling its impact and are scrambling to make necessary adjustments to weather this pandemic. Tech is no exception.

Special Guest, Kathy Copic, VP Growth at Insight Data Science, will be discussing the ins and outs of the world of Data Science and how to begin or transition into a career in Data Science.

Beatbuds Cyber Jam

April 16, 2020

The Point will host The Beatbuds Cyber Jam on Thursday, April 16 from 11 to 11:40 a.m. on Instagram.

With children stuck at home, and schools across the nation closed, amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Point in El Segundo has transformed its extremely popular outdoor Kids Club to a cyber jam with The Beatbuds. With hopes of inspiring and entertaining one another during this crisis, The Point will host a free Instagram live takeover and kids of all ages are invited to tune in for a forty minute jam session with The Beatbuds.

The Beatbuds, who are signed by Justin Biebers’ manager Scooter Braun, create children’s music with a contemporary sound that the whole family can enjoy. Through their catchy tunes and interactive performance, the ‘Buds create a musical universe that guarantees children an educational and entertaining introduction to music!

Whale of a Day @ Point Vicente *CANCELLED*

April 18, 2020

Los Serenos hosts the annual Whale of a Day event on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Co-Sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the event celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray whale from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California. Attendees will enjoy food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds.

Admission is FREE, parking is FREE.

Free parking will be available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, with free shuttle service to and from the event site. There is no onsite parking.

Cypress Water Production Facility Tour *CANCELLED*

April 18 & May 12, 2020

The City of Lomita is offering tours of the Cypress Water Production Facility on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, May 12 at 4 p.m.

The tours focus on a range of common water questions from the public and provide a forum in which to talk with water service professionals about the City’s water supply and upcoming projects. All members of the public are welcome to join the tour.

Prior tours are already at capacity and spaces for the April and May tours are filling up fast. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

To sign up, call the City of Lomita Public Works Department at (310) 325-7110 ext. 155 or visit the website at https://www.lomitawater.com/education/water-tours/.

Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival *CANCELLED*

April 18 & 19, 2020

The Torrance Sister City Association presents the annual Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

This fun-filled event features taiko drums, kimono models, martial arts, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, bonsai flower arrangements, doll exhibits, games, story-telling, music, dance, food and more!

Admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at https://torrancesistercity.org/bunkasai.html.

The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer *POSTPONED*

April 22, 2020

The annual Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer will take place on Wednesday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at HT Grill.

In addition to an update on the 2019 Keep the Esplanade Beautiful accomplishments and plans for 2020, the event will feature appetizers, a silent auction, special raffle and a no host bar. Contributions to Keep the Esplanade Beautiful are not only appreciated, they’re tax deductable!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeeptheEsplanadeBeautiful/permalink/2198040053588753/.

HT Grill is located at 1701 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Into the Woods *POSTPONED*

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.