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- Gardena Food, Wine & Brew Festival
October 2, 2021
The City of Gardena is proud to announce the 11th annual Gardena Food, Wine & Brew Festival on Saturday, October 2 from noon to 7 p.m. on the lawn of Gardena City Hall.
A ticket to the festival will assist in raising funds for the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau and the Senior Day Care Center and Alzheimer’s Clinic. All attendees will receive a Wine Festival Ticket as well as a wine glass to keep.
Come and enjoy the sounds of musical guests DW3 and other local bands. During the festival you can visit food, wine, beer and retail vendors throughout the day. There will also be a Cigar Lounge for cigar enthusiasts that will be open for all to enjoy.
Tickets are $25/$80.
- South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour
October 10, 2021
The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.
About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!
Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbaywaterwisegardentour.com.
- Furbaby Lovefest
October 10, 2021
The City of Gardena presents the Furbaby Lovefest on Sunday, October 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall.
This fundraising event benefits homeless animals by providing low cost services, entertainment and education. Available services include: low cost spay and nueter; pet licensing; pet adoptions; contests, vendor booths, snacks, raffle, silent auction and more.
The event is Hawaiian themed and will feature live traditional and contemporary island music by Island Style. Hawaiian attire is recommended!
This is a complimentary event but donations are appreciated.
Gardena City Hall is located at 1700 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247.
- South Bay Economic Forecast Conference
October 28, 2021
Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.
Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.
•What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
•Is inflation here to stay?
•Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
•What innovations will shape our region’s future?
A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $110/$125/$150.
- South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions
Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!
•Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
•Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
•Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022
First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.