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- Soroptimist Dream Raffle
September 1 – December 31, 2021
Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!
One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.
Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.
Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.
For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.
- California Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18, 2021
California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.
You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.
California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.
Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.
- Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session
September 18 & 19, 2021
In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.
Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.
This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.
To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.
- Chili Cook-Off & Car Show
September 18, 2021
The Torrance Elks will host the Chili Cook-Off & Car Show on Saturday, September 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the lodge.
The event features a chili cook-off contest and car show held outdoors in the big parking lot next to the DMV.
The Jokers will be performing so don’t forget your dancin’ shoes. Oh yeah, and you still gotta bring your mask… for now.
This is a FREE event, so stop by and check out classic cars, hear classic rock music and get your chili fix!
For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TORR1948ELKS/.
The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 Abalone Avenue, Torrance, CA.
- Lomita Chamber Bingo Business Mixer
September 22, 2021
The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Bingo Business Mixer on Wednesday, September 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Social Workplace campus.
Meet and mingle with other business leaders and learn about upcoming events and opportunities at this socially distanced, outdoor networking event. It will be a fun evening taking the ‘work’ out of networking. Get to know each other in a unique way with a friendly game of icebreaker bingo. Bites and beverages will be available.
Please follow the latest health and safety protocols and vaccination guidelines. If you’re feeling ill, please stay home for your own health and the safety of others.
Tickets are $5/$10.
Registration is required. To register, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lomita-chamber-business-mixer-tickets-168623851479.
- Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack
September 23, 2021
The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.
Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.
The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.
For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.
The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.
- MBSAFE Community Meeting
September 27, 2021
MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?
- 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.
- 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.
- Lomita Halloween Celebration
- 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.
- Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.
The City Hall tree will be lit and the lawn will be decorated with several different holiday displays available for families to take their holiday picture.
The displays will be available from December 3 through New Year’s Day 2022.
For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/.
Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.