Special Events

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.

Almost every South Bay event scheduled for the year has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. There are still a few events on the calendar, 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.

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together. #SouthBayStrong

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.

ESMoA Experience #26: OOMO

June 4 – September 26, 2020

ESMoA presents Experience 26: OOMO, a solo exhibition of photographic artist Nicole Maloney. The OOMO digital cube is a conceptual interactive art sculpture depicting human oneness and our symbiotic association with technology. OOMO asks the world to stand in awe instead of in judgment of one another.

OOMO| OUT OF MANY ONE: Maloney is on a mission to capture every face in the world on the OOMO digital cube to prove that out of many, we are one. One humanity. Our differences are vast, but our similarities are colossal. OOMO confronts man’s symbiotic relationship with technology by broadcasting each selfie on both a communal and global scale. OOMO represents humanity’s moral imperative: to seek peace and tolerance so that every man, woman and child will see the other as they see themselves.

Maloney’s seminal work began with the original OOMO cube installation located in downtown Los Angeles March 2014. This analog cube is a permanent public art piece confronting prejudice with tolerance. It stands 2.44 meters made of steel and aluminum resting on one point. The cube displays photographic images featuring the diversity of man through a mixture of faces printed on stainless steel on five of the six sides.

New Fall Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

Ongoing

Grab a Leash! Dogs are welcome back to the South Coast Botanic Garden!

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 throughout the fall. The Dog Walking Hours will continue on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (September 9 and 23) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. While those hours are shortened, the Garden has announced that the fall dog-walking hours will be the second Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These extended dog-walking hours will take place October 11 and November 8.

Be sure to secure your reservation early. These days will be popular!

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition

Ongoing

The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

Due to the high volume of submissions, the artwork is still being installed. In the meantime, please view all the submission in the photo album located at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

Submissions being Accepted for ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival

July 23 – October 31, 2020

The ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is back!

What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.

Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.

PVAC Online Exhibition: Paul Jean Martel, Post Impressionist

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce the new online exhibition, Paul John Martel (1879-1944) Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings by the noted Belgian-American artist beginning September 8.

Curated by Aaron Sheppard, the show presents selected works from the artist’s estate. The exhibition is open to the public on the PVAC website.

Paul Jean Martel is an artist who defies easy categorization. Equally rooted in the European traditions of the French and Belgian fin-de-siècle avant-garde and the academic realism of the early twentieth century Pennsylvania Impressionists, Martel’s paintings reveal a life-long passion for the paint medium. Martel’s oeuvre mirrors the dynamic evolution of European Modernism. With a nod to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Belgian Neo-Impressionism, and the Nabis, Martel’s stylistic influences are diverse.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

September 12 – November 14, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on view from September 12 through November 14.

To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.

Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.

Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.

The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

September 19 – October 24, 2020

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display from September 19 through October 24, 2020.

Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

SwordFight @ Shockboxx

September 19 – October 3, 2020

Shockboxx Gallery presents the exhibition Swordfight on display from Saturday, September 19 through October 3..

After last summer’s all woman ShockBoxx show, PowerHouse, the guys felt a little left out and decided to bounce back with a show of their own.

So far they’ve been really excited about the flyer. Fingers crossed, at least most of them get motivated to actually bring the heat to this show. Scott probably will.

To view the exhibition, visit the website at https://www.shockboxxproject.com/

ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Living Trusts & Estate Planning Workshop

September 23, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online workshop, Living Trusts & Estate Planning, presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, September 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.

This workshop will help prepare you for living trusts and estate planning. The hour-long event will be moderated by Natalie Spiwak, Founder and President of Affinity Trusts. She has been educating the community about the importance of protecting and transferring their wealth quickly, privately, and cost-effectively for 15 years. Affinity Trusts proudly serves the estate planning needs of Kinecta Federal Credit Union members, providing accessible educational seminars and delivering affordable Estate Planning documents (such as Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives) prepared by experienced attorneys to its members.

This webinar is FREE to anyone interested in registering.

Registration link: https://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/online-workshop-living-trusts-estate-planning-9775.

Lomita Candidates Forum

September 23, 2020

The League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Forum for the Lomita City Council on Wednesday, September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Five candidates are running for two vacant council seats in Lomita: William Uphoff, Brenda Stephens, Barry Waite, Kevin Torrez and Robert Bohi.

This is a chance to hear firsthand from the candidates so you can make an informed decision!

For additional information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lomita-city-council-league-of-women-voters-candidate-forum-tickets-121314941255.

To watch the event, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86257799936?pwd=UnF1ekp3ZHdWVXA3VG9yTFNCUkhGZz09

Passcode: 635953

Rock & Brews El Segundo Re-Opens

September 24, 2020

Rock & Brews El Segundo will re-open on Thursday, September 24 with a special fundraiser for the El Segundo Ed Foundation from 3 to 9 p.m.

Who’s ready to ROCK in the brand new beer garden?!?

100% of all dine-in sales will benefit the El Segundo Ed Foundation.

It’s going to be a crush, so reservations are highly recommended!

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

Rock & Brews is located at 143 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Hawthorne Virtual Town Hall

September 24, 2020

Hawthorne City Council Member Haidar Awad will host a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Council Member Haidar will provide information from the City as it relates to COVID-19, listen to your input, and answer your questions.

Submit your questions in advance at https://bit.ly/HaidarTownHall.

For additional information and registration, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k_-a63HhSAmEm36twtv-AA.

Speed Networking at Night

September 24, 2020

El Segundo, LAX Coastal and Inglewood Airport Area Chambers are teaming up for Speed Networking at Night on Thursday, September 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The El Segundo Chamber is happy to join the LAX Coastal Chamber for their monthly Networking @ Night which is back in a new, fun, and interactive way. This month, they will be Speed Networking! Not only will you have the chance to connect virtually with other great leaders across the LAX Coastal region, you will have the opportunity to learn from some area Chamber members as you dive into interactive breakout room sessions.

Redondo Beach Neighborhood Meeting Re: Homeless Pallet Housing Proposal

September 24, 2020

The City of Redondo Beach has voted unanimously to have a report done with costs/funding, location options, procedure clarification, security details and answers to residents’ questions regarding the Homeless Pallet Housing Proposal. There will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m. to discuss the topic.

You must register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuirqTkqH9cg0vv4o634FljZ9ICxAgHs .

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

The meeting can only hold 100 attendees. It will also be record and posted on YouTube.

Laemmle Drive-In Series at the Roadium

September 24, October 1 & 8, 2020

Laemmle Theatres will screen new Art House Film Releases at the Roadium Drive-In over the next few Thursday nights.

Since 2012, the South Bay Film Society has brought art-house films to the South Bay, saving locals from having to drive to the west side. Now we have an opportunity right here in the South Bay to return the favor to help keep Laemmle Theatres alive. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 24: AVA
Thursday, October 1: 12 HOUR SHIFT
Thursday, October 8: SHE IS THE OCEAN

One $25 ticket covers everyone in your vehicle. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. with the movie starting around 7:15 p.m. Entrance gate closes at 7:35 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/roadium-open-air-market-and-drive-in-30426837310.

Kinecta Blood Drive

September 25, 2020

Kinetca Federal Credit Union will host a Blood Drive on Friday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the main office in Manhattan Beach.

The goal is to have 19 people registered. All blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies!

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting http://www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

The Kinecta main office parking lot is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Del Amo Outdoor Market

September 25 – 27, 2020

Del Amo Fashion Center will offer shoppers an Outdoor Market in the Outdoor Village near Forever 21 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 27 from noon to 4 p.m.

This pop-up, open-air shopping experience features several retailers including Tesla, kate spade new york, TravisMathew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Nature Republic & more!

For additional information, call (310)542-8525 or visit the website at https://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center.

Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Gardena Cinema Drive In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

September 25, 2020

LA Arts Society will host Pop Up Drive In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot this summer.

Since its founding, Los Angeles Arts Society has hosted several successful film screenings and has several others in the works. For 2020, they have established LA Arts Society Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema at the Gardena Cinema back lot. The aim is the bring some of the best curated cinema to Los Angeles in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable setting. The schedule is as follows:

September 25: Grease
October 1 – 4: BeetleJuice

National Public Lands Day: Mission Conservation

September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day. It was established 26 years ago to raise awareness of the importance for the country to enjoy and appreciate our public lands. The community is invited to team up with The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Agents of Discovery for a safe and fun Kids Adventure.

Agents of Discovery, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and several other leading conservation organizations are bringing National Public Lands Day to young people with “Mission Conservation.” Using a smart phone application, Agents of Discovery will help make conservation education fun and engaging!

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the perfect occasion to start a mission. NPLD is held the fourth Saturday in September as a way to encourage everyone to help support our nation’s cherished and irreplaceable public lands. This year on September 26, 2020 the theme is “More Ways to Connect to Nature.” Working since 1988 to save over 1,600 acres of natural lands that now will be protected forever, the Land Conservancy seeks to raise awareness of National Public Lands Day to highlight the health and biological benefits of conserved lands. Executive Director Adrienne Mohan says, “Activities like Agents of Discovery will help students discover the wonders of nature found in preserved natural lands, iconic parks, national forests, marine estuaries, and other public areas even during these challenging times”.

Sealpalooza Live Stream Event

September 26, 2020

The Marine Mammal Care Center of Los Angeles presents Sealpalooza on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m. online.

Sealpalooza is a virtual sealebration with live music by the B’s and the Honey, animal feedings, an online auction, and contests.

Viewers can watch via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1022757204826099, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/marinemammalcare/, or through the website at http://marinemammalcare.org.

The event will raise funds to continue to rehabilitate and release injured/sick seals and sea lions throughout all of Los Angeles County.

To RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1022757204826099.

Drive-In Movie @ Manhattan Village Shopping Mall

September 26 & October 3, 2020

Style on the Spot will host a Drive-In @ Manhattan Village Shopping Center on various nights on the top level of the new parking structure next to California Pizza Kitchen.

The drive-in movie event of the summer is finally here and will bring the community together for the next few weeks with classic films. The schedule is as follows:

September 26: Trolls
October 3: Jumanji

Reserve one ticket per car and sound will be played on your car radio via a station that will be provided when you arrive.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

September 27, 2020

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 150+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

2020 DATES: 1/26/20 2/23/20 3/22/20 4/26/20 5/24/20 6/28/20 7/26/20 8/23/20 9/27/20 10/25/20 11/22/20 12/27/20

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Lomita Farmers’ Market Health & Wellness Day

September 27, 2020

The City of Lomita Farmers’ Market will host a special Health & Wellness Day on Sunday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall.

Customers will receive education and tips on making positive healthy lifestyle choices and resources to local businesses that can help with health and wellness needs.

Please wear a mask whenever possible, use the Hand Sanitizer stations before and after any transactions, maintain 6 feet of social distance and follow the signs.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/lomita-farmers-market/.

The Lomita Farmers” Market is located outside City Hall at 24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita CA 90717.

Torrance Virtual State of Education Address

September 30, 2020

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual State of Education Address on Wednesday, September 30 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.

The event features an address by Keynote Speaker Dr. Tim Stowe.

Those who register will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdeGvqj8qE9BS9C6luSVK_LbF_bdPVtdl.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/stateofeducation/.

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

September 30, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Virtual Networking Hour: Building a Culture of Allyship on Wednesday, September 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Allyship is a concept that has been leveraged in social advocacy communities for years, and it is now increasingly being embraced to build more inclusive workplace cultures.

In this Women’s Voices in Tech session, special guest Dianna Ciruolo, Head of Inclusion at Jambb and co-founder of Dianna Ciruolo Consulting, will show attendees of all backgrounds, identities, and genders how to successfully undertake allyship at work.

By illustrating the stakes of allyship as well as practical tools to achieve it, you will learn how you can help create a healthy workplace, ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality and actionable tools to empower yourself to advocate for others. Topics that will be discussed include:
What is an ally?

Lomita Chamber Virtual Social Hour

September 30, 2020

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Social Hour on Wednesday, September 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Meet fellow Lomita Chamber of Commerce Members, local businesses and professionals during this virtual social hour and enjoy games, raffles and prizes!

A special mystery guest will sign in. Will you guess who it is? (You’ll win a special prize and bragging rights!)

The community is invited for a little networking and fun getting to know each other.

A donation is requested. Attendees can donate what they wish. Your donation helps the Chamber continue to keep events and programming going.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/lomita-events/virtual-social-hour-networking.

Manhattan Beach City Council Candidate Forum

September 30, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Kelly Stroman, President and CEO of the Manhattan Beach Chamber, will ask the candidates important questions regarding the business community and their ideas about other issues facing the city and it’s residents.

Admission is FREE!

Once you are registered, you will receive the Zoom link.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/.

South Bay Economic Forecast Meeting

October 1, 2020

Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. online.

Take part in this annual event from the comfort of your home and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderatoris Frank Mottek, Business News Anchor, KNX1070 Radio.

Topics include:
-What shifts in manufacturing have occurred as a result of COVID-19?
-What new industries have emerged?
-How quickly can the South Bay economy recover?
-Who has been hardest hit by the downturn?
-Is working from home here to stay?

South Bay Jam Online

October 1, 2020

The next South Bay Jam is scheduled for Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

It’s going to be a fully live, socially distanced, South Bay Jam featuring our fabulous, local musicians!

Be sure to send in your song requests!

Watch it live on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/242031387193087

Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event

October 1, 2020

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach presents Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event on Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) for Sunset at the Beach a live stream event to benefit CSCRB’s free support programs for cancer patients and their loved ones. CSCRB’s very first virtual event will be hosted by award-winning actor, television host, and comedian Mark DeCarlo. CSCRB looks forward to gathering with old friends and new all while safe at home in support of the people in our lives who have been touched by cancer.

“We are honored to have Mark DeCarlo join us for this special night and to bring this opportunity for people to participate in one of our events from the comfort of their home or wherever they might be,” said CSCRB Executive Director/CEO Joey Shanahan.

Drive-In at the Roadium

October 2, 2020

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In at the Roadium.

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. On select nights, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, concessions, and more. The schedule is as follows:
October 2: Shrek 2
October 10: Ghostbusters
October 29: Nightmare on Elm Street
November 14: Ratatouille
December 11: The Polar Express

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at sundown.

Admission is $25 per car.

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 4, 2020

The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.

Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:

October 4: Chapatti
October 18: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

Candidates Forum: Torrrance Unified School District Board of Education

October 8, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 8 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.

There are four candidates vying for two seats on the Torrance Unified School District Board of Education. Candidates Madison Lester, Anil Muhammed, Jasmine Park and Ron Riggs will participate in the virtual forum.

Terry Ragins, elected to the TUSD Board of Education in 2003 will be terming off in December 2020. Ragins, who wholeheartedly believes that students are our future, has made a firm commitment to education throughout her life. Don Lee, elected to the TUSD Board of Education in 2007 will be terming off in December 2020. Don has committed himself to community service and has had various leadership positions in the Torrance community.

You must register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sduiorzwsGdS432QyXrkiB6B8_CRHa8lY

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

NextStep Ride for Paralysis: Finish Line Ride

October 8, 2020

NextStep presents the Ride for Paralysis: Finish Line Ride on Thursday, October 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. starting at Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey and ending at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Hop on your cruiser, put on your running shoes, ride your skate board or scooter and join riders for the last 6 miles of the Ride for Paralysis from Paso Robles. Meet at 2 p.m. outside of Playa Provisions and cross the finish line at the Manhattan Beach Pier!

The mission of NextStep is to raise awareness and funds to support NextStep and the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

For additional information and to make a donation, visit https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2840283.

Playa Provisions is located at 119 Culver Boulevard, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293.

Virtual Fun Run for the Oceans

October 10, 2020

The Roundhouse Aquarium Virtual Fun Run for the Oceans will take place on Saturday, October 10.

This event raises critical funds for the daily care of marine animals and programs at the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center. Register as a virtual runner and run anywhere, anytime! Have more fun by creating a team with friends. There will also be a raffle held virtually with amazing prizes. Whether or not you register, you can still support the cause by becoming a fundraiser and telling your friends or donating.

$30 donation– Includes a special gift
$42.95 donation – Includes a limited edition t-shirt for the first 100 registrants

Don’t like running but still like winning? Buy tickets today for the virtual raffle. Fun and exciting prizes await! To view the prizes, visit https://roundhouseaquarium.org/wp-content/uploads/funrunraffle.pdf.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://roundhouseaquarium.org/.

South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

October 11, 2020

The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This a self-guided driving tour of 7 private gardens and one wetland.

All proceeds go to support the Garden Willows Wetland Preserve. Cuttings will be given out as well as one Grand Prize Certificate.

Pack a tailgate lunch, bring along friends, family and neighbors. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!

Tickets are $10.

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

Torrance State of the City Address

October 22, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 22 at noon online.

This event features the annual address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey, City of Torrance, and the announcement of the 2020 Citizen of the Year.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/stateofthecity2020/.

Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 25, 2020

The twelfth annual and first-ever Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

With celebrity appearances and performances it’s going to be an exciting livestream event you won’t want to miss!

2020 has certainly been a challenge, and with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, this year the plan is to gather virtually! Your support is needed now more than ever to change the lives of thousands of children in the public education system.

Your gift will go towards retaining key curriculum, improving technology, high-quality programs, as well as supporting The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families. Work also continues on the Skechers Foundation Scholarship Program – providing dozens of deserving high school seniors across the nation with scholarships to further their education.

City of Gardena Halloween Route

October 30, 2020

The City of Gardena has put together a Drive-Thru Halloween Route to pick up tricks or treats on Friday, October 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to ensure residents are able to celebrate safely.

The Graveyard of Goodies includes City Hall Complex, Freeman Park, Johnson Park, Mas Fukai Park, and Rowley Park.

To comply with health regulations, no walk-ups will be allowed and face coverings are required.

For additional information, call (310) 217-9537 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/347533326437655.

Blood & Platelet Blood Drive

November 1, 2020

The Riviera Village Farmers’ Market will host a Blood & Platelet Blood Drive on Sunday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a critical blood shortage and everyone is encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time to ensure measures for social distancing.

For all the details, visit the website at http://www.ucedonor.com, click on the Blood Drive tab and enter in the Account Code box RVFM. You can also call 310.825.0888 ext. 2.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/289415505664116/.

Lomita State of the City

November 19, 2020

The annual Lomita State of the City Address will take place on Thursday, November 19 from noon to 2 p.m. via live stream.

Come learn what’s happening in the community as Mayor James Gazeley and city leaders deliver the annual State of the City Address.

Get a sneak preview of the new programs, partnerships and projects coming soon to the City. T

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall.

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