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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.

Every South Bay event scheduled through the end of April has been cancelled or postponed. Just in case anyone has been living under a rock the last few weeks, we’ve kept all calendar events posted to the website with a CANCELLED or POSTPONED notice in the title line. There are still several events scheduled through the end of spring, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming weeks and we’ll update the website as we receive that information.

In addition, The South Bay Show podcast will have the same focus for the foreseeable future. We encourage anyone that wants to share information, to call in to the show at 714-242-5288 every Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. We still need to communicate! So don’t be shy, if you have something to share, call us, we’re here for you!

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe 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:

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.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-r6-distillery-make-community-hand-sanitizer.

Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong

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.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness

Every Monday thru Friday to April 30, 2020

Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE Virtual Exercise Classes Monday through Friday for the entire month of April via Zoom.

For the full schedule, visit the website at https://www.beachcitiesgym.org/virtualgroupexercise .

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

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.

Invitation is attached as a graphic and PDF. Please circulate the invitation to others in your networks – especially those who might be feeling a bit uncertain how to survive this crisis!

Online Families Connected Parent Chat

April 13, 20 & 27, 2020

Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and the Thelma McMillen Center will host Online Families Connected Parent Chat every Monday in April from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. via Zoom.

All South Bay parents are welcome to attend this free, virtual, parent support group.

No registration is required.

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

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.

Virtual Coffee Chats

April 15, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and Fusion Academy for weekly Virtual Coffee Chats every Wednesday in April from 3 to 4 p.m.

Sessions provide advice and coping strategies via guest speakers as well as offering a forum where parents and caregivers can share and learn from each other.

These events are FREE but you must register online at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org.

The schedule is as follows:

• April 15: College Tests and Applications with Matt Steiner of Compass Education Group
• April 22: Managing Special Learning Needs with Eryn Schnel Yolac, ET/P, SPED
• April 29: Playing Sports (Speaker TBD)

Virtual Belly Dance Class

April 15, 2020

Pull & Thread will host a Virtual Bellydance Class on Wednesday, April 15 and every Wednesday in April 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/.

Watch Party: Swearing In of Hermosa Beach’s New Police Chief

April 16, 2020

The City of Hermosa Beach will host a Virtual Swearing In Ceremony & Community Watch Party on Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

Due to the current Stay at Home orders, this is the best way to welcome Hermosa Beach’s new Chief of Police.

To view the Watch Party, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/225281665224689/.

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!

Richstone Pier to Pier Walk *POSTPONED*

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.

Free Virtual Parent Workshop: Families Connected Speaker Series

April 30, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected for The Journey – A Conversation About Mental Health in New, Uncertain Times on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Special guests include professional surfer Alex Gray and local clinician Kevin Sousa, MFT.

The event is FREE but you must register at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org .

The Zoom meeting information will be directly emailed to registered participants.

BeachLife Speakeasy Live Stream Event

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!

South Bay Stories Show

October 3 & 4, 2020

The South Bay Stories Show presents two performances on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Second Story Theater in Hermosa Beach.

The event features stories with life themes: growing up, living through life’s changes, romance/love has many forms and many faces, and exploring new people, places and ideas. In “Can’t Wait…”, Steve Goldstein recounts his amazing life and the search for Jolly John. In “The Answer is Beneath Our Feet”, well-known South Bay horticulturist Mike Garcia tells how he came to be in So Cal and offers his perspective on personal action to help reverse climate change. In “Selfish or Selfless?”, Catherine Graham relates fulfillment and sacrifice while foster parenting. Three other storytellers and South Bay’s favorite local stand-up comic, Chuck McPeak, will make you laugh, touch and inspire you. No evening of storytelling is complete without music. Composer and accordionist Stanley Oropesa will perform a musical story and musical interludes

Tickets are $20 per person.

Rock Your Pink

October 17, 2020

The Standing Room presents the Rock Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert on Saturday, October 17 from 4 to 10:30 p.m.

Headlining will be the rock group Crow Hill Band, a South Bay favorite that has been electrifying the LA area with their rock tributes covering several decades of music. This unique band is made up of executives from across the aerospace, medical, retail and marketing industries. The lead singer, Laryssa Densmore, a rocket engineer, is a breast cancer survivor. Deborah Bakke, the owner of The Standing Room, is also a breast cancer survivor – making this the perfect match for hosting this event to help raise awareness for our South Bay family. Special guests include Charis Rey, Steve Smythe, Behind Schedule and Brent George!