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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.
- Day at the Beach
September 18, 2021
The P.S. I Love you Foundation presents Day at the Beach on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.
Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.
Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.
Sign up now to be a mentor, volunteer or sponsor!
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.
The event will take place on the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.
- 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/.
- 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.
- Paint & Pour
September 24, 2021
Manhattan Village presents Paint & Pour on Friday, September 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza.
Attendees will paint a fun and easy beach scene. The event includes two glasses of wine and a two-hour class. Class is held outside in The Plaza.
Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Mercado.
Tickets are $10.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-and-pour-with-manhattan-village-tickets-170345505994.
Manhattan Village is located at 3200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
- Manhattan Movie Nights
September 25, 2021
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 25 at the Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.
It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more. Attendees will enjoy a screening of The Addams Family
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m..
Tickets are $6/$11/$18/$23. Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/.
- Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show
September 26, 2021
The Manhattan Beach Police Department K-9 Unit and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association present the annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show on Sunday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy live music, fun family events, raffle prizes and awesome car show.
Vehicle line up will take place along Valley Drive at 15th St and then will be escorted into the show beginning at 8:30am. If you want to park as a group, you must line up as a group. Parking opens up at 8:30 am. All vehicles must be in place by 10:00 am. Vehicles will not be allowed to leave until 2:00 pm by order of the Manhattan Beach Police Dept. If you pre-register, bring your confirmation email by the MBPD K-9 Booth to receive a free t-shirt.
This event is FREE for spectators!
For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.mbpdk9.com/carshow.
- 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?
- Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
October 2 & 3, 2021
The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A longstanding South Bay tradition, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a fun-filled, family occasion featuring live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides. The Hometown Fair merchants offer an extensive assortment of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors are by invitation only so as to provide a unique selection of items. With over 200 vendors, there’s something for everyone: from ceramics and clothing, oil and water paintings to photographs and sculptures made from glass, wood and metal.
- The Village Market
October 2, 2021
Enjoy some fresh air, music and unique vendors in the new Plaza at the Manhattan Village shopping center. The Village Market will run from February to December with live music performances and unique, local vendors spaced out in the Village’s outdoor plaza.
Guests are asked to RSVP in order to stagger check-in times so the experience can be the safest for everyone coming to enjoy their Saturday afternoon. Along with an outdoor venue and staggered arrivals, safety is ensured by mask requirements, social distancing reminders, and designated eating/drinking areas. The first 100 guests to register will receive a FREE Village Market jute bag, perfect for carrying their market purchases.
There will be only 100 tickets that include a gift bag. These are allocated to one per person RSVP with a ticket, and one per email address that has been submitted.
- 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.
- The Best of Manhattan
October 21, 2021
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel.
The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. The evening will begin at the reception area located outside of the ballroom at the Westdrift Hotel. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, entertainment, and a special experience to celebrate the Chamber’s 80th anniversary. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire. For the remainder of the night, guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner, more entertainment, and a fantastic lineup of events as the winners are announced in each category.
Tickets are $135/$165 per person.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/BOM/.
The Westdrift Hotel is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
- Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk
October 24, 2021
The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 24 at 9 a.m. in Manhattan Beach.
Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is sponsored by Skechers USA and Nickelodeon.
- 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.
- NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club
February 19, 2022
NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, February 19 starting at noon.
The 900 Club is a members-only establishment located in Manhattan Beach and this is your chance to gain entrance to this exclusive retreat! The event will bring together members the 900 Club, celebrity guests, local businesses and friends in support of NextStep.
Check-in starts at noon with cards flying at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $100 pre-purchase or $150 at the door, and rebuys will be available. Players will enjoy free cocktails, fireball shots, and food!
There are only 70 seats available so you have a real chance to win! Hey, it’s fun, it’s for a great cause and it’s tax deductible!