South Bay By Jackie is your source for Hermosa Beach events
February 1 – 28, 2019
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.
Take a look at what’s scheduled for February…
February 21, 2019
There are many signs a teenager is using drugs, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between experimentation and drug abuse. Learn how to recognize the hidden signs of addiction from Dr. Donnie W. Watson, program director of the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and how to treat the situation as a family. Hear from Todd S., a prevention specialist at the Thelma McMillen Center, who knows the pressures South Bay teens experience. Todd is an alumnus of Palos Verdes High School and is now four years sober pursuing a career in health care services. He will share the insights he wishes someone had shared with him in high school.
February 25 – March 3, 2019
QUESTION: What’s better than breaking a healthy sweat at a top fitness studio?
ANSWER: Doing it for free!
Free Fitness Week is a partnership between BCHD and local studios and gyms to provide opportunities for residents to get healthy, and have fun being physically active! The Free Fitness program was designed by BCHD to introduce people of all income and ability levels to a wide variety of fitness offerings, including yoga, Pilates, cycling, strength training, boot camp and more. Over 20 fitness studios in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have joined the community initiative.
March 2, 2019
The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. and benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The evening will feature a catered dinner, a huge silent auction, live music, magician, arts and crafts for the kids and a cash bar.
Tickets are $35 per person and free for kids 12 and under. It’s going to be a fun night for a great cause!
For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-940-9200 or visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org/
The Kiwanis Hall is located a 2515 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.
March 16, 2019
Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the seven-block parade down Pier Avenue. The Irish theme of Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the many participants in the festivities including bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses and four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California.
The parade begins at the staging area near City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.
The ‘Wearing of the Green’ is a time-honored tradition. Don’t be surprised to find yourself ordering corned beef and cabbage, savoring a pint of Guinness, singing Danny Boy and kissing perfect strangers. Ya gotta love the Irish!
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net/pages/st-patricks-day-parade1.
March 28, 2019
Up to 10 local non-profit organizations will make a 4-minute elevator-pitch style presentation to a live audience. The winning nonprofit is awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hermosa Friends Foundation that night.
For additional information and an application, visit the website at http://www.hermosafriendsfoundation.org. The application is due no later than March 1. If more than 10 nonprofits apply, then HFF will pick the presenters by lottery drawing by March 4.
The Second Story Theater is located at the Hermosa Beach Community Center at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
March 30 & 31, 2019
The event features 8 performers including Redondo Beach District 4 Council Member, John Gran and musical storyteller Alex Hahn, who will tell a story with his saxophone and then he’ll tell about his love of music. Jim Lobdell will tell what he learned many years ago in the “University of Harlem.” Two storytellers are fluent in French. One was a US diplomat in Paris, and the other learned because she’s a Vermillion. John Gran will tell what happened when he decided to try politics. An actor found comfort from grief in “The Odd Couple.” A woman tells of trying to marry off a difficult aunt. A father is led into the depths of kindly community service by his eight year-old son. Last but not least – a surprise this year: stand-up comedy.
Tickets are $20 per person.
August 6, 2019
This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
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: