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South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine 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 COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

Every South Bay event scheduled for the summer has been cancelled or postponed. There are still several events scheduled through the end of the year, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming months and we’ll update the website as we receive that information. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page.

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

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

Ongoing

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, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.

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

Virtual South Bay’s Got Talent

Through May 29, 2020

Like most non-profit arts organizations, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation (TOCA) has been hit pretty hard by the current Covid-19 pandemic. They had to postpone nine (9) performances and the annual fundraising event is in question leaving them to have to scramble for other possible fundraising events… then they had an idea.

As you probably know by now, one of TOCA’s favorite events is South Bay’s Got Talent.

Torrance Art Museum Online Projects

Ongoing

The Torrance Art Museum doors may be closed to the public at the moment, but they’re busy with several special online projects on the website and social media to keep you entertained, educated and engaged in the weeks ahead.

HOBSON’S CHOICE
Open-sourced content to keep the community engaged through this period – a new online project for friends and supporters that will introduce 7 artists per week for the original run of the Spring Exhibitions from April 4 – May 16. The first 7 choices are already online – with 7 more appearing every Saturday around noon.
To submit your work or recommend a friend for future choices send materials to TAMchoicecot@gmail.com with the subject line Hobson’s Choice and your name.

STAFF PICKS
Join the TAM Staff as they share personal essays exploring artists and works of art that inspired and/or influenced their own lives. It’s a fun and informative journey we know you’ll enjoy.

South Bay YMCA Needs Your Help

Ongoing

A message from the South Bay YMCA…..

As the U.S. undergoes this massive response to COVID-19, I know you’re well aware that your Y has worked day and night to rise to the challenges.

Your investment in the Y has never been more important or urgently needed. If we are around today, we will be here to help our communities tomorrow.

Today we announce that we will campaign to raise $3M for the Y’s Emergency Community Impact Fund in response to this pandemic. This comes on the heels of a $1,000,000 matching fund commitment from a member of the Y’s Board of Directors. Beginning today our generous donors will match your investment in the Emergency Community Impact Fund dollar for dollar.


Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction

May 30, 2020

The Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, May 30.

Schedule of events:
May 1 – Virtual Tastings On Sale
May 23 – Silent Auction Opens, Live Auction Preview
May 28 – Live Auction Opens
May 30 – 6 to 7 p.m. Virtual Tastings, Ticket Required; 7 to 8 p.m. Manhattan Wine Auction Live Stream Event, Open to All, Paddle Raise for Our Schools, Raffle Drawing for Esperanza Vacation, Live Auction, Silent Auction Closes at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF).

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://manhattanwineauction.com/.

Women in Tech Networking Mixer

June 1, 2020

Women’s Voices in Tech will host the Women in Tech Virtual Networking Mixer on Monday, June 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom.

As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful, influential, and inspiring women entrepreneurs, and techies in Los Angeles. It’s a great opportunity to expand your professional network!

Building Resilience: Practices for Reducing Stress & Anxiety

Yeah, it’s kinda scary out there these days. There’s a virus going around that we still really don’t know much about. And all the uncertainty has made us feel vulnerable and anxious and stressed. And while there is a lot about this situation that we can’t control, we can work on our response to it.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

June 2, 2020

Beach Cities Health District will host a Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop starting Tuesday, June 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

An evidence-based, six-week program for family caregivers who are currently involved with providing care to children or adults with chronic conditions held in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and OPICA (Optimistic People In a Caring Atmosphere).

In six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to:

Reduce personal stress
Communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers
Communicate more effectively in challenging situations
Deal with difficult emotions
Make tough caregiving decisions
Next Session: Tuesdays, starting June 2 (new postponed date) at 1 p.m.

For additional information and registration, call 310-374-3426, ext. 256 or visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/classes-workshops.

Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi

June 2, 2020

The South Bay community is encouraged to attend an Employment Assistance Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m. via Facebook

Are you one of the many workers laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have questions about filing for unemployment or other work-related issues? Ken Gomez from the Employment Development Department, and Jan Vogel from the South Bay Workforce Investment Board will be answering your questions and giving an update on what help is available for unemployment and finding a new job.

The Town Hall will be hosted on Al’s Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to view the Town Hall. To submit a question to be asked during the Town Hall, please visit his website and submit your question by May 31st at noon.

Virtual Reading Program with Author Seth Fishman

June 3, 2020

In a Virtual Reading Program scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., students will view a fun and engaging video reading of The Ocean In Your Bathtub.

Award-winning children’s book author Seth Fishman, {pages} a bookstore, and the Oceanographic Teaching Station, Inc.’s Roundhouse partner together to bring ocean science programming to K-4 students who are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will also have a chance to meet Seth Fishman and Roundhouse Aquarium Scientist, Marissa Wu, who will answer questions live.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information and registration, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XI3bnyDSv6Wf6IYayFG_A.

BCHD Virtual Mindfulness Drop In

June 3, 2020

Beach Cities Health District hosts a Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques.The monthly sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required.

The sessions will be led by trained staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Register online at bchd.org/mindfulness.

Schedule: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2

SBBWA Virtual Scholarship Awards Dinner

June 3, 2020

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Scholarship Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is the most exciting event of the year, celebrating this year’s scholarship winners!

Meet and hear from these incredible local women! Also, why not order your dinner from HT Grill? Let’s support our monthly dinner venue even if we can’t be there together. Click here to order from HT Grill.

This event is FREE to attend. Zoom link will be sent to you after registration.

Want to make a bigger impact? Consider making a donation to the scholarship fund.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.sbbwa.com/event/june-2020-scholarship-awards-dinner/?inf_contact_key=812f797d4ad4e66556c27c84ceee2047.

Virtual Comedy Night @ Common Space Brewery

June 3, 2020

Dave Williamson presents a Virtual Comedy Night at Common Space Brewery on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:40 p.m.

Hosted by Dave Williamson and Sean McBride, the evening features comedy by Forrest Shaw, Morgan Jay and Craig Wilson.

DJ Don D kicks off the evening at 7:40, followed by the show at 8 p.m.

This show is FREE to attend! Once registerd, you’ll receive a Zoom link.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.commonspace.la/events/comedy-june3.

Lunch & Learn

June 5, 2020

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Friday, June 5 at 11:30 via Zoom.

Representatives from Harmony 3 Productions will discuss creating content for social media.

Grab lunch at your favorite Gundo To Go restaurant prior to joining the Zoom meeting. For a list of restaurants, visit http://www.gundotogo.com for a list of restaurants!

To register for this free webinar, email the El Segundo Chamber at director@elsegundochamber.org with the subject line: Register for June 5 Webinar.

Link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed directly to you.

Questions? Contact director@elsegundochamber.org.

Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour

June 9, 2020

Beach Cities Health District will host a Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour on Tuesday, June 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. This event will feature Shirrell Edey from Chefs for Seniors and L.O.V.E. Premier Catering & Event Planning.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month.

This event is FREE to attend! Once registered, you’ll receive the event link.

For additional information and registration, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

If you have questions leading up to this event, contact bluezonesproject@bchd.org.

Board Meeting to Focus on Healthy Living Campus

June 17, 2020

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) postponed its mid-March Healthy Living Campus public study session due to the COVID-19 Safer At Home Health Order. Updated campus plans will be the topic of the Virtual BCHD Board of Directors Public Meeting on June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Significant modifications to the proposed Healthy Living Campus Concept Master Plan will be presented – based on public input and potential impacts of the project – including a reduction in assisted living units, a shorter construction window and more.

Members of the public and media are invited to attend the June 17 Board meeting via call-in or video-conferencing platform. More information will be available on June 12 about how to join this meeting and make a public comment at https://www.bchd.org/board-directors-meetings.

Style on the Spot Happier Hour

June 18, 2020

Style on the Spot will host a Happier Hour for Dress for Success on Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grab a cocktail and your computer, it’s time to get Happy! Join the second virtual Happier Hour to help benefit Dress for Success World Wide West through a virtual charity event hosted by Style On The Spot.

The day of the event you will receive the Happpier Hour menu that will include celebrity guests, special activities and fabulous entertainers. An SOS event would not be complete without surprise giveaways that are planned throughout the evening. The giveaways will be announced throughout the call, and will be shipped and/or emailed directly to the winners.

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

(310) 937-6607
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach CA 90278
https://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/cultural_arts/rbpac/default.asp

 
 
 

Jackie Says: RBPAC is the largest music venue (1,457 seats) in the South Bay and showcases some of the hottest musical talent in the world. They host the Southern California Slack Key Festival, the Aloha Falsetto Festival, the Los Angeles Flamenco Festival, the Los Angeles Guitar Festival and the Gypsy Jazz Festival. It’s a teriffic venue to see a variety of great musical styles.

Starboard Attitude

Starboard Attitude(310) 379-5144
202 The Pier
Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
https://www.facebook.com/New-Starboard-Attitude-111481655557008/

 
 

Jackie Says: Old school watering hole on the Redondo Beach Pier featuring generous pours, good prices, dance floor and kickass rock and blues. One of my favorite spots to kick back with friends – think shorts, tanks and flip flops. This is as South Bay as it gets!

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 2 – August 29, 2020

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 2 and running through August 29.

Grab a few beach chairs and gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way. Click on the flyer, print it out and stick it on the fridge, cause you don’t want to miss all the fun!

These events are FREE to attend!

All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.

LUNAFESt

August 2, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival, on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to. All of the net proceeds are donated to charity and Soroptimist programs to advance the status of women in the community.