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- Row for a Reason
September 24 & 25, 2021
Body One Fitness presents the sixth annual Row for a Reason event to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) on Friday, September 24 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Body One Fitness Redondo Beach location in Redondo Beach.
Gym Owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, will dedicate all row machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event.
- SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden
October 1 – November 30, 2021
The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Monarch Migration opening on Friday, October 1 and running through November 30.
Monarchs are one of only a few butterfly species that migrate. At this brand-new exhibit, visitors are invited to come learn why, how and where they travel. The immersive pavilion, which will be replanted inside, will showcase not only Monarchs, but also a few mimics (other butterflies that may look like a Monarch but aren’t actually). SOAR guides (both our in person guides and our educational materials) can help you become a butterfly detective so you can tell the difference between the species in the pavilion. Plus, the host and nectar garden outside the pavilion will be replanted with everything our Western Monarchs love, including milkweed, which helps repopulate this very special butterfly.
- Palos Verdes Pastoral
October 3, 2021
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 3 at 5 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort.
Imagine 200 dinner guests seated at long tables in an exclusive coastal setting… linen tablecloths with exquisite natural décor and wine glasses sparkling in the sunlight… the sounds of the ocean, and a gentle breeze inspiring the feeling of standing in a field of coastal grasslands. The first of multiple courses is served and an evening of fine wine, beautiful food and dining at sunset begins.
Acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan will present the event’s garden-to-table menu using the finest local sustainable seafood, grass-fed meats and the freshest ingredients and flavors to create delicious and thoughtful Low Carbon Footprint courses paired with an inspired selection of wines.
- 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.
- Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG
October 24, 2021
Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for Sunday, October 24 starting at 9 a.m.
Are you looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? The special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend. The Dog Walking Hours will be from 9am to 5pm on the third Sunday of the month.
Members are free! General Ticket Prices: $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child. All Dogs: $5 each. Advance reservations are still required, so be sure to get them before they sell out!
- Celebrate Wellness
October 24, 2021
The community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, October 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.
Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Mingle with old friends and new, and bid on the many valuable live and silent auction items offered at the event. Choose among a variety of fabulous trips, health and beauty, entertainment and sports items, and much more.
Tickets are $150/$175 per person (guests must be 21 and older).
- 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.
- Las Candalistas Fall Fundraiser
October 30, 2021
Las Candalistas presents the Fall Fundraising Party: A Night at the Ranch…. Under the October Moon on Saturday, October 30 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Empty Saddle Club.
This festive event is the best kept secret on the Peninsula! The evening includes live music by South Bay favorites Andy and Renee & Hard Rain playing your classic rock favorites and more. Dance the night away or just relax and enjoy! Delicious appetizers and dinner (served buffet) by Entertaining Friends; Welcome Harvest Beer Taster with keepsake glass; Photo-ops by the Hay Wagon; A festive fall ambience; A full cash bar; Exciting live auction; Bid and possibly win: An African Safari Experience; A Stay in Ireland; Golf in Sedona; Beach Vacation (choose out of 4 destinations), and more; Wine Pull; Silent Auction; and surprise free giveaways!
Doors open at 5 p.m. You won’t want to miss a thing!
Covid Policy: LA County health guidelines at the time of the event. Thank you for understanding. Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the club.
- 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.
- Senior Comedy Afternoons: Holidays Happen!
December 12, 2021
Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Holidays Happen! on Sunday, December 12 at the Los Verdes Golf Course.
This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize. Doors open at noon, a 3-course served luncheon starts at 12:30 and the show starts at 1:30.
The line up includes comedians Marty Ross, Fritz Coleman and Karen Rontowski. The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.
Tickets are $75/$85 and include lunch, the show, taxes and tip. Senior Comedy Afternoons loves celebrating birthdays so don’t’ forget to mention it when purchasing tickets.
Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565.
For additional information, contact Bonnie Barchichat at 714-914-2565 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.