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South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For over eight years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news.

We’re receiving information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting several announcements to the Daily Blog page each day.

Every South Bay event scheduled through the end of April has been cancelled or postponed. Just in case anyone has been living under a rock the last few weeks, we’ve kept all calendar events posted to the website with a CANCELLED or POSTPONED notice in the title line. There are still several events scheduled through the end of spring, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming weeks and we’ll update the website as we receive that information.

In addition, The South Bay Show podcast will have the same focus for the foreseeable future. We encourage anyone that wants to share information, to call in to the show at 714-242-5288 every Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. We still need to communicate! So don’t be shy, if you have something to share, call us, we’re here for you!

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe 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:

Second Sundays @ Two

Second Sundays

violinRolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays At Two concert series at 2 p.m. on select second Sundays throughout the year.

RHUMC Music Director Charles Dickerson serves as Artistic Advisor for the series of free afternoon recitals and chamber music concerts from September through June, except December and the month of Easter, when there are other musical offerings at RHUMC. Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated! 100% of donations go directly to the artists.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (NE corner of Crenshaw & PV Drive North).

South Bay Social Dogs

First Sundays

Canine Social Hikes - sbbjAll canines and their human companions are invited to attend the monthly Canine Group Hike the first Sunday of each month.

These monthly group hikes were created to give all dogs a much needed opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity in the company of other dogs and people.

Point Vicente Lighthouse *LIGHTHOUSE TOWER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, GROUNDS & MUSEUM OPEN DURING MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE*

Second Saturdays

There’s something romantic about a lighthouse….

If you’ve ever driven along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the Point Vicente Lighthouse. Built in 1926, the 67 foot high tower is perched on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the endless Pacific and its beacon can be seen from twenty miles at sea.

Help R6 Distillery Make Hand Sanitizer!

Ongoing

There have been numerous requests from fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, and hospitals requesting assistance with the production of hand sanitizer.

R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.

They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-r6-distillery-make-community-hand-sanitizer.

Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong

The Great American Takeout

Ongoing

America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. Everyone is encouraged to support restaurants and their employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and ordering at least one delivery or pick-up meal.

Here’s How You Can Help:
-Hype it up. Post to social media platforms.
-Rally the troops. Reach out to your community and encourage them to participate.
-Eat. Order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
-Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness

Every Monday thru Friday to April 30, 2020

Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE Virtual Exercise Classes Monday through Friday for the entire month of April via Zoom.

For the full schedule, visit the website at https://www.beachcitiesgym.org/virtualgroupexercise .

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

Monday Morning Java

Every Monday in April

Brian Evans, Certified Business Coach will host Monday Morning Java with Brian Evans, a weekly, hour-long, facilitated, open-forum-style offering for entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Participants will talk business strategies, networking/partnerships, and inspiration for any industry – and for any business large or small – in a fun, casual, lightly-structured virtual lounge setting.

No RSVP is required, simply drop in and receive the support you need (and/or offer your support to others.) Live via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/2132807371.

Invitation is attached as a graphic and PDF. Please circulate the invitation to others in your networks – especially those who might be feeling a bit uncertain how to survive this crisis!

Online Families Connected Parent Chat

April 13, 20 & 27, 2020

Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and the Thelma McMillen Center will host Online Families Connected Parent Chat every Monday in April from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. via Zoom.

All South Bay parents are welcome to attend this free, virtual, parent support group.

No registration is required.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org.

Women in Tech in Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer

April 13, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer on Monday, April 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

This virtual networking and discussion event is an opportunity for women in tech to express their concerns, fears, how they’ve been impacted, how they’re feeling and coping, the future and more. We are in the mist of an unprecedented public health crisis. Covid-19 is affecting our lives and the world on a scale that has never been witnessed in our lifetimes All industries are feeling its impact and are scrambling to make necessary adjustments to weather this pandemic. Tech is no exception.

Special Guest, Kathy Copic, VP Growth at Insight Data Science, will be discussing the ins and outs of the world of Data Science and how to begin or transition into a career in Data Science.

Virtual Coffee Chats

April 15, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and Fusion Academy for weekly Virtual Coffee Chats every Wednesday in April from 3 to 4 p.m.

Sessions provide advice and coping strategies via guest speakers as well as offering a forum where parents and caregivers can share and learn from each other.

These events are FREE but you must register online at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org.

The schedule is as follows:

• April 15: College Tests and Applications with Matt Steiner of Compass Education Group
• April 22: Managing Special Learning Needs with Eryn Schnel Yolac, ET/P, SPED
• April 29: Playing Sports (Speaker TBD)

Virtual Belly Dance Class

April 15, 2020

Pull & Thread will host a Virtual Bellydance Class on Wednesday, April 15 and every Wednesday in April from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

This is a full body belly dance inspired workout that provides a complete mind/body/spirit experience, tightening up those curves while exploring an ancient feminine art. Participants leave relaxed, invigorated, and in touch with their body in a new and refreshing way.

Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/584449750?pwd=TVhZejdrU3JlamhuWVBJSHRTRDR5dz09

Meeting ID: 584 449 750
Password: 219075

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/.

Beatbuds Cyber Jam

April 16, 2020

The Point will host The Beatbuds Cyber Jam on Thursday, April 16 from 11 to 11:40 a.m. on Instagram.

With children stuck at home, and schools across the nation closed, amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Point in El Segundo has transformed its extremely popular outdoor Kids Club to a cyber jam with The Beatbuds. With hopes of inspiring and entertaining one another during this crisis, The Point will host a free Instagram live takeover and kids of all ages are invited to tune in for a forty minute jam session with The Beatbuds.

The Beatbuds, who are signed by Justin Biebers’ manager Scooter Braun, create children’s music with a contemporary sound that the whole family can enjoy. Through their catchy tunes and interactive performance, the ‘Buds create a musical universe that guarantees children an educational and entertaining introduction to music!

Whale of a Day @ Point Vicente *CANCELLED*

April 18, 2020

Los Serenos hosts the annual Whale of a Day event on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Co-Sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the event celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray whale from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California. Attendees will enjoy food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds.

Admission is FREE, parking is FREE.

Free parking will be available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, with free shuttle service to and from the event site. There is no onsite parking.

Free Virtual Parent Workshop: Families Connected Speaker Series

April 30, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected for The Journey – A Conversation About Mental Health in New, Uncertain Times on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Special guests include professional surfer Alex Gray and local clinician Kevin Sousa, MFT.

The event is FREE but you must register at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org .

The Zoom meeting information will be directly emailed to registered participants.

BeachLife Speakeasy Live Stream Event

May 1, 2020

BeachLife Festival presents Speakeasy Live Stream Event on Friday, May 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The crew at BeachLife has decided that, in the true spirit of live music, the show must go on! So they’re bringing us the SpeakEasy line-up via a free Live Stream Event on May 1st, the original BeachLife Festival date. The event features performances by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, LAW, and more.

More details will follow in the coming weeks, but we do know that during the event they’ll be raising awareness and donations for music industry relief and several other worthy causes helping those in need. So Tune in, jam out, and do some good at the same time!

Palos Verdes Art Center

PVAC - sbbjThe newly remodeled Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit, community visual arts gallery and school, ‘inspires individuals to celebrate, appreciate and create art.’

Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

Palos Verdes Performing Arts is a non-profit organization committed to providing the South Bay with a performing arts venue that is also available for community use. Throughout the season, PVPA stages an eclectic selection of productions, including the best of Broadway plays and musicals, revues and concert performances as well as classes and camps.

PVPA boasts the 450-seat Norris Theater for stage productions, the 300-seat Pavilion for concerts and the Upstairs Gallery for art exhibits.

Explore the Wild Side of the South Bay

The South Bay is world-renowned for its miles of delightful beaches and coastline – but did you know there are also hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows and trails just waiting to be explored?

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

They host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs and special events throughout the year including:

South Coast Botanic Garden

south-coast-botanic-garden-south-bay-by-jackieThe South Coast Botanic Garden is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula and offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events.

The 87-acre Garden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Peninsula’, has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean and southern Africa. The Garden is situated in Sunset’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world.

About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually.

Experience Terranea’s Birds of Prey

Mankind has employed birds of prey to hunt for thousands of years. Falconry is “the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained raptor” and the sport has been around for a long, long time.

Have you ever had an opportunity to view a hawk or falcon up close and personal? Have you ever watched them hunt? Falconry is a fascinating pastime and if you’ve ever wondered about this ancient pursuit and would like to learn more about it, you’re in luck.

Seascape Trail in Palos Verdes

We wake up on weekend mornings and contemplate all the things we could and should accomplish with our free time. As everyone knows, keeping up with the Joneses is a full time occupation….but seriously, when was the last time you squandered away a perfectly good afternoon?

As Lin Yutang professed, “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” I think he’s onto something.

Treat Fido to Lunch @ Nelson’s

Many places claim to be dog friendly – hotels, parks, shops, even entire towns – but when it comes to dining, there are few and far between that actually practice what they preach. Fortunately, for our furry friends that frequent the South Bay, there is an establishment that encourages inter-species dining.

Nelson’s at Terranea in Palos Verdes is a casual dining venue, one of seven restaurant options at the resort. The freestanding structure is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with magnificent views of Catalina.