South Bay By Jackie is your source for Hermosa Beach events
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:
August 1 – 31, 2019
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.
Take a look at what’s scheduled for August…
August 24, 2019
The event is one of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers and features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvre tray and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live music, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away.
Tickets are $65 per person or $75 at the door.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tasteatthebeach.org/.
The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
August 24 & 25, 2019
The popular FREE community event returns to the sands of the quintessential Southern California beach town over two weekends in August, and for the first time ever, is expanding to both Saturday and Sunday (August 17/18 and August 24/25) at 5 p.m. each day with a jam-packed lineup of music, comedy, movies on the beach and other family-friendly experiences.
These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there! The schedule and line-up are as follows:
August 24, 2019
The LA-based New Orleans funk band, Alligator Beach, will release their debut album titled Throwin’ a Party! on August 22nd on Spotify. The Alligator Beach Album Release Party will take place on Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at Saint Rocke.
The band’s founder, Lance Keller, is a longtime Hermosa Beach resident who is frequently seen playing trombone with a variety of local bands in the South Bay and in Hollywood. His passion for New Orleans funk inspired him to create Alligator Beach a few years ago. The band now has a loyal following, packing local venues such as Harvelle’s and Saint Rocke and enjoying immensely popular word-of-mouth reviews.
Their music is described as “pure musical party fun”, with lead vocalist Carol Hatchett tearing the house down in nearly every song. The band’s debut album features original songs & 2 covers, including a New Orleans groove-version of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.
Members of Alligator Beach have performed with and/or recorded with Etta James, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, The Eurythmics, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Stanley Clarke, Ringo Starr, Beyonce, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Kool and The Gang, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Roger Daltry, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Albert Lee, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Shiela E, Tierra, Bo Didley & Orgone.
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!
Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.
For additional information and to register, call 310.374.3426 or visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness.
Valley Park is located at 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
August 31 – September 2, 2019
The wildly popular family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers
Families have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and face painters.
September 10, 2019
Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.
Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.
The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!
For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.
Abigaile Restaurant is located at 1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.
September 11, 2019
Attendees will enjoy a western themed lunch with food provided by Dickie’s BBQ. The featured speakers are the City Manager and Assistant City Manager who will speak on the homeless challenges facing the city.
Western attire is encouraged!
Tickets are $15, new members attend for FREE!
The Clark Building is located at 861 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.
September 21, 2019
Sign up to start a team, join a team, or to walk as an individual!
The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=10752&pg=entry.
October 12, 2019
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. In addition, a local, youth rock band, Battle of the Bands award winner, Behind Schedule, will be one of the opening acts.
October 13, 2019
The event features raffle baskets, silent auction, photo booth, face stenciling and activities for the kids. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.
Tickets are $10 per person and children 5 and under eat for free.
Proceeds from the events will benefit Hermosa Beach Women’s Club philanthropies.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org/.
The Kiwanis Building is located at 2515 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.