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.

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.

Soroptimist Dream Raffle

October 1 – December 31, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach (SIMB) presents the Dream Raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2020, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. Six drawings will be held during the months of January to June 2021, during the monthly Board meetings of SIMB. 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. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically entered into 6 drawings during 2021, one per month in January through June, where the winners will receive $100 prizes.

Tickets cost $30 or 2 for $50.

For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.

Richstone Marathon Month

October 1 – 31, 2020

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Richstone Family Center is hosting the first ever Marathon Month virtual fun run/walk this October.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE community event by running or walking a total of 26.2 miles during the month to raise awareness of domestic violence and show support of Richstone’s therapy programs that offer critical support for abuse survivors.

With a new challenge introduced each week, Marathon Month is a great way to get the whole family moving for an important cause.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions that contribute to family violence. Take part and support survivors of domestic violence and spread awareness that can help generate change out of crisis.

To register, visit the website at https://secure2.convio.net/rsc/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry.

TAG Fine Arts Show

October 3 – 31, 2020

Destination:Art presents the first Torrance Artists’ Guild virtual Fine Arts Show October 3 through October 31 on the D:A website.

Experience 78 exceptional artworks in a variety of mediums, then cast your vote for the Art Lover’s Award. D:A is happy to lend its technology to TAG, which has had to adapt to the virtual world to share its creations!

The public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Zoom Reception on October 17 at 4 p.m.

Registration for the Zoom reception is required!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/tagshow.

ESMoA Experience #47: FREESTATE

October 8, 2020 – March 27, 2021

The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #47: FREESTATE on exhibit both inside and outside the museum from October 8 through March 27, 2021.

Taking ESMoA and LA’s South Bay City of El Segundo as ostensible “campaign headquarters,” FREESTATE will feature new artworks that artist Cole Sternberg conceives as fabricated historical ephemeras and objects, sovereign documents, and fictional propaganda. The gallery space will be split into three rooms, forcing the viewer to experience each as a separate moment along the path to the Free Republic.

FREESTATE prolifically details and addresses concepts of human rights, the environment, democracy and freedom through a multi-media and publicly activated artistic journey, one that recalls Joseph Beuys’ 7000 Oaks (which precipitated the founding of Germany’s Green Party in 1980).

SolidARiTy

October 17 – 24, 2020

Resin Gallery presents SolidARiTy, an online exhibition and fundraising auction taking place October 17 through October 24.

The SolidARiTy movement includes over 20 South Bay artists who are creating thought-provoking pieces using donated plywood from boarded up businesses following the death of George Floyd, transforming them into art that stands in support of solidarity and equality, raising awareness of racial injustice and helping to fund local nonprofits.

The fundraiser is online now at https://funddeed.com/solidarity and the art
auction will be live Saturday, October 17 thru October 24 at https://supportsolidarity.com during which time the pieces will be available for viewing at Resin Gallery by scheduled appointment.

Resin Gallery is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

GLOW Tickets on Sale

October 22, 2020

The South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present Garden Lights & Ocean Waters, also known as GLOW, opening to the public on November 21 and running through January 10, 2021.

This visually stunning light exhibition will transform the beloved and lush botanical oasis into a nighttime oceanic experience you won’t soon forget. The Garden’s fan-favorite collections like the Bohannon Rose Garden, Banyan Grove, Desert Collection and Living Wall will dance with light in this festive installation for the first-ever nighttime art installation.

Opening to the public on November 21 and running through January 10, 2021, this after-dark walk through the Garden is set to an artistically curated soundtrack featuring a little something for everyone, from original electro-pop songs produced specifically for GLOW by DJ Jerzy to Baja surf music, Train and Vivaldi.

Timed-ticket reservations are required for all visitors, however, Members have a chance to reserve their tickets before anyone else. Member Presale for discounted tickets of $24.95 begins October 22. The general public can purchase their tickets for $34.95 starting November 6. Sustainer, Supporter and Garden Circle members will receive TWO complimentary Golden Tickets, good for reservation-free entry.

Hermosa Halloween Decorating Contest

October 24, 2020

The Hermosa Friends Foundation is sponsoring a Halloween Decorating Contest!

All Hermosa Beach residents are encouraged to participate! You must enter/register your home (house/apartment/condo/etc.) by October 22 at 11:59 p.m. to be eligible.

Judging will take place on Saturday, October 24 by HFF members from 6 to 10 p.m. from the sidewalk/street only. Judges will not enter your property.

Winners will be announced and contacted on Sunday, October 25.

To enter your home, email Karen at karen@hermosafriends.org and include your name, home address, phone number and/or email address.

Cruise-In @ The ADM

October 24, 2020

The Automobile Driving Museum will host a Cruise-In on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is open to classic, vintage, hot rods, muscle, lowriders, and custom cars – and there’s a special designated parking for Thunderbirds!

Show cars cruise in at 8 a.m. Open to the public at 10 a.m. Car spots are first come first serve. Face masks are required for attendees.

Spectators enter FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/cruise-in-with-thunderbirds/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 24, 2020

Several South Bay cities will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

What you can bring:
•Unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container)

What you can’t bring:
•Illicit substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
•Liquids
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)

To find a drop off location near you, call 800-882-9539.

In addition, a drive-thru drop off location is at the Lomita Sheriff’s Station located at 26123 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA, 90717.

A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party

October 24, 2020

A Faery Hunt Company will host A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. online.

It’s that time of year again! Time for some gentle, silly Halloween fun in Fairyland. First, join A Faery Hunt Company, named “Best Children’s Theater in LA,” with an enchanted recorded performance of The Missing Fairy Light. Filmed in a magical forest, you’ll go on an enchanted adventure to help the Faery Queen. This movie features a musical score by Freddy Curci and was filmed in the beautiful forest of Redwood Grove near Heavenly Pond.

Following the recorded show, enjoy A Fairy Virtual Halloween Party, the Fairies’ gentler Halloween alternative. Some of the Faery Stars from the movie will be the hosts. Live and interactive through Zoom, you can expect storytelling, music, games, frolic and lots of silly fun! Perfect for ages 2-9 and great for the whole family. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume (grownups, too!). The recorded show will be available until 1:00 p.m. for multiple viewings.

Tickets are $15.00 per household

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/ or call 818-324-6802.

Proudly Serving Burgers Pop Up

October 24, 2020

South Bay local, Matt McIvor has taken his hobby of crafting smash burgers to the streets and is hosting an official Proudly Serving Burgers Pop-Up on Saturday October 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Redondo Beach.

Proudly Serving was a success from the start. Beginning in March 2020, Proudly Serving began serving smashed burgers to the residents of the Golden Hills neighborhood in Redondo Beach. Word quickly got out and within weeks, Chef Matt of Proudly Serving was arranging safe and contactless burger drop-offs to those who were in-the-know. After months of quietly providing burgers through word of mouth, Proudly Serving is opening up orders for a one-day-only pick-up, pop-up in Redondo Beach.

Experience Proudly Serving’s signature burger, the P.S Burger; a Double Cheeseburger with cheese (obviously), griddled onions, pickles, and a secret burg sauce served on a potato bun for $9.00. Chef Matt has arranged a limited number of burgers to be pre ordered via Venmo. A limited amount of additional items will be available for purchase including South Baked’s Stay Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are also a South Bay favorite!

“To be respectful to our neighbors and our health, I will have one-hour time slots to choose from when ordering so we can practice social distancing and keep everyone safe. Walk ups will be available but we can’t promise they will last long.” says Chef Matt.

Kids Eat Free @ Red Car Brewery

October 24, 2020

The Red Car Brewery & Restaurant will let Kid’s Eat Free on Saturday, October 24 from 4 to 9 p.m.

It’s time to dress up the little goblins! Kids 10-and-under who are dressed in costume get to eat FREE at the Red Car Brewery & Restaurant! They will have their choice of anything off the Kids’ Menu with an adult entrée purchase.

It may sound batty, but it’s true! The goblins gotta eat, so bring ‘em in for a treat!

To make a reservation call 310.782.0222.

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

Red Car Brewery & Restaurant is located at 1266 Sartori Avenue in Downtown Torrance.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

October 25, 2020

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, October 25 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.

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! Make sure to tune-in for celebrity appearances by football great Tony Romo, Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Brooke Burke, pro golfers Matt Kuchar & Brooke Henderson, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Nickelodeon’s Dallas Young, Singing Sensation Malea Emma and many more!

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.

Breast Friends Ryde Along

October 25, 2020

Walk With Sally and Ryde FYR will host a Breast Friends Ryde Along Fundraiser on Sunday October 25 at 9:45 a.m. at Polliwog Park.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Walk With Sally families are impacted by breast cancer more than any other type of cancer. This October help fight the aftermath Breast Cancer leaves behind by providing families with FREE mentoring & support services.

Fundraise in honor of a loved one impacted by Breast Cancer! The first 15 people to raise $100 or more will secure a bike for the 45 minute RydeFYR rhythm ride OUTSIDE! This all pink class has been created just for Walk With Sally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

DTMB Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 25, 2020

The businesses of Downtown Manhattan Beach are hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Sunday, October 25 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Metlox Plaza.

The Downtown businesses are excited to help bring some much-needed festivity to the weekend of the World Famous Pumpkin Races.

Gift certificates will be awarded to winners in the following categories:
Best Kids Creation (ages 10 and under) – $25 to Gum Tree
Good Enough to Eat – $25 to Rock’N Fish

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 25, 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 25: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

The fee is $20 per household.

Gardena Cinema Drive In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

October 25, 2020

LA Arts Society presents Pop Up Drive In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot.

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:

October 25: Friday the 13th
October 29, 30, 31: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
October 30 & 31: Halloween

Free Flu Shots

October 27, 2020

LA County Dept. of Health and the City of Torrance Community Services Dept. will provide FREE Flu Shots on Tuesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Toyota Meeting Hall.

Register now for a FREE regular 2020 Flu shot (not high dose /senior flu shot).

Call for Appointment: 310.320.5918

Warnings: Contact your Physician if hypersensitive to eggs or in case of illness

Masks are required and 6 feet of social distancing will be enforced.

The Toyota Meeting Hall is located at 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA.

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

October 27, 2020

Women in Tech will host the monthly Virtual Networking Hour on Tuesday, October 27 from 3 to 4 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. Expand your professional network!

The Special Guest is Julia Pollak, Labor Economist at ZipRecruiter. Find out where the tech jobs are and how to position yourself for the best opportunities post covid-19.

Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer

October 27, 2020

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We’re in an uncertain time and our furry family members are definitely feeling what’s happening. While they bring comfort to us, we may not be seeing what they are experiencing. This presentation is going to help us to get more connected with them.

Animal communicator, TEDx speaker, Hay House author, educator and animal parent, Joan Ranquet leads an inspired life. It’s no surprise MSN deemed her as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.”

Joan has connected with animals professionally for over twenty-five years, she’s connected with them personally as long as she can remember.

Trunk or Treat @ The ADM

October 28, 2020

The Automobile Driving Museum presents Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event offers tons of safe, family fun! There will be hearses and spooky cars on exhibit, special treats in the 1950’s themed ice cream parlor, costume contests and games. Come in costume and dress up your car for the Trunk or Treat contest!

Admission is FREE. Face masks and social distancing required.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/trunk-or-treat/.

The ADM is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Food for Kids Drive Thru

October 29, 2020

The Torrance Chamber Women In Business Group will host a Food for Kids Drive Thru on Thursday, October 29 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at The Volunteer Center parking lot.

The event benefits the Food For Kids program, https://www.volcenter.org/food-for-kids. Under normal circumstances, they work with select school partners in the South Bay, Harbor and Long Beach areas (schools where at least 80% of the students are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Meals). However, during this pandemic, the program has pivoted to delivering to schools as well as setting up drive-by pickups since food insecurity is a much greater problem these days.

Shop for a few or more non-perishable food items (list below) and do a quick, safe drop-off to help restock the shelves of the Volunteer Center’s Food For Kids Program!

Drive-In at the Roadium

October 29, 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 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.

For additional information, visit the website at http://roadium.com/. For ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-friday-drive-in-at-the-roadium-grease-tickets-61667943479.

The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.

Fall Flavors Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

October 29, 2020

The American Cancer Society is hosting a Fall Flavors Virtual Wine Fundraiser on Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. PST

Join Sommelier Peggy Dean, and her wine-savvy husband Brian, as they guide you through a fun and educational tasting experience of great new fall wines. They’ll have fun prize giveaways for all registered participants throughout the evening. Plus you’ll learn how they’re supporting cancer patients and their families during Covid-19 with special guest speakers.

Simple cheese and food pairings will be suggested in advance to maximize your enjoyment. Feel free to share this tasting and the wines with close friends and family — all from the comfort of your home via Zoom. (No designated driver needed!)

City of Palos Verdes Estates Blood Drive

October 30, 2020

The City of Palos Verdes Estates will host a UCLA Blood Drive on Friday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Palos Verdes Police Station.

In order to ensure measures for appropriate social distancing, you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in the following ways:

– Online at http://www.UCEDonor.com, click Blood Drives and enter City of Torrance in the Account Code Box.
– Scan code on flyer.

There will also be COVID-1 antibody testing with select blood donations.

The UCLA Bloodmobile will be located in front of the Palos Verdes Police Station at 340 Pals Verdes Drive West.

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.

Drive-In Movie in the Park

October 30, 2020

The City of Rolling Hills Estates will host a Drive-In Movie in the Park on Friday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Attendees will get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas and receive a Treat Bag while supplies last.

The parking gates will open at 5:00 pm. There will be no entry to movie viewing area without ticket. (An Eventbrite registration ticket is required for vehicle entry.) Space is limited, please park in space directed by staff. Bring your own food and drinks. No concessions provided.

In order to provide the safest experience possible please abide by the Los Angeles County Guidelines:

-Stay in your vehicle while viewing the movie. No gathering outside of vehicle will be permitted.
-Tune radio for movie sound. Consider a battery operated radio to limit car battery use.
-If needed, restrooms are available

Drive-In Movie @ Wilson Park

October 30, 2020

The City of Torrance will be transforming the parking lot at Wilson Park into a Drive-In Movie Theater on Friday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a special screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m. but cars will be able to enter the parking lot beginning at 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. For your safety, several protocols have been put in place.

In case of rain, this event will be postponed until Friday, November 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/cultural-services/registration. (Click on the Register/Class Schedule button. Click on the Special Events button.)

Halloween @ South Coast Botanic Garden

October 31, 2020

This year, celebrate Halloween at the South Coat Botanic Garden!

It’s been a weird year and things are only getting spookier with Halloween around the corner. The team at SCBG is trying to make it a little less scary for those looking to celebrate in a safe way this year, so the community is invited to visit the Garden on Halloween dressed in costume!

You may be feeling a little down and out about this year’s Halloween with trick-or-treating being frowned upon. But just because you can’t go house to house for some candy, doesn’t mean you can’t run around the Garden for some! All Garden visitors are encouraged to come to the Garden dressed in costume (yes, masks are still required).

The staff will be joining in as well and will be handing out fun bingo cards for you to go on a hunt through the Garden. Parents are encouraged to make it even more fun for the kids by bringing a bag of candy with you. Every time they cross off a square on their bingo card, they’ve earned a piece of candy! It’s a new, creative way of trick-or-treating safely during this COVID era.

Lomita Drive Thru Halloween Trick or Treat Parade

October 31, 2020

Head to Lomita Park for a special Drive Thru Halloween Trick or Treat Parade on Saturday, October 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The City of Lomita is providing a safe way to trick or treat this year! Lomita coaches will be handing out candy to children in costume. Enjoy the music as you drive by and receive a bag of treats!

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/.

Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

November 8, 2020

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 have moved to the second Sunday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aside from the hours, also new is members are FREE! Dogs are still $4 per dog. Advance reservations are still required, so be sure to get them before they sell out!

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!

Conversations with Veterans

November 8, 2020

The virtual Conversations with Veterans will take place on Sunday, November 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Congressman Ted Lieu is looking for Veterans to share their stories and what it means to them at this annual event.

If you are a Veteran and live in California’s 33rd District and have a funny, sad, scary and/or inspirational story from your time in the service, they would love to hear from you!

If interested, please email a brief synopsis to janet.turner@mail.house.gov or call Janet at 310-496-9896 and Congressman Lieu’s office will be in touch.

Lomita State of the City

November 19, 2020

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Lomita State of the City Address taking 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, Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Waronek and other 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.

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

NextStep Online Charity Poker Tournament

November 12, 2020

NextStep presents the Online Charity Poker Tournament on Thursday, November 12 at 5 p.m.

• Free for NextStep 365 Members. Learn more and join at http://www.nextstep365.org
• Members need to pay for re-buy and add-on
• Join the poker club today, register for the tourney after October 29
• Must play on computer. Does not work on Phone, iPad or Tablet.
• Does not work in New Jersey or Washington State

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 4, 2020

The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

The annual festivities will be a bit different this year due to the pandemic. The City Hall tree will be lit and the lawn will be decorated with several different holiday displays available for families to take their holiday picture.

The displays will be available from December 4 through New Year’s Day 2021.

For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/.

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.

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