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SBBJ Logo 300 (for weblinks) smallerThe South Bay hosts an astounding variety of special events and activities year round! The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide offers comprehensive coverage of the greater South Bay area. The Weekend Guide is updated every Thursday morning, so check in each week or, you can sign up for our email list or RSS feed to receive your copy of the South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide every Thursday!

Rocktoberfest Volunteer Opportunity

September 29, 2021

Volunteers are needed for Rocktoberfest taking place at Seaside Lagoon from Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17.

It’s going to be three days of live music from your favorite tribute bands, along with great food and beverages.

Tickets are $25 to $30 and as a volunteer you would attend for free!

There are five shifts available, and three to four volunteers are needed to cover each shift. This way, everyone will have a chance to wander around the festival during their shift and enjoy themselves.

• Friday Shift: 5pm to 9pm
• Saturday Shift: 11am to 3pm or Saturday 4pm to 9pm
• Sunday Shift: 11am to 3pm or Sunday 4pm to 8pm

The festival has donated a space for the American Cancer Society with a canopy and table set-up. There will be cancer awareness materials for people to take, and an opportunity for people to make a donation either through a set-up QR Code, or a cash donation.

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

To make a donation, visit, http://www.RelayForLife.org/BeachCitiesCA.

Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Western Museum of Flight Needs Volunteer Docents

September 26, 2021

The Western Museum of Flight is recruiting volunteer docents!

If you live in the South Bay and would like to volunteer at the museum on a regular basis, please email info@wmof.com.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.wmof.com/upcomingevents.pdf

The Western Museum of Flight is located at Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance, CA 90505.

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Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Auditions

September 20, 2021

Calling all singers!

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale is returning to in-person rehearsals on October 5.

Auditions for skilled singers in all voice parts will be September 28 in Torrance.

To make an appointment, contact Yu-Fahn Yuen at yufahn.yuen@gmail.com or visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.

All singers must be vaccinated and agree to wear a mask during rehearsals.

Artistic Director Allan Petker has planned a stellar season of music for this 72nd season!

Submit Nominations for Redondo Beach Community Awards

September 14, 2021

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m.

There are so many amazing individuals in the community and the Chamber invites you to submit nominations for both the “Man and Woman of the Year” Awards which will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Community Awards Ceremony.

Nominees do not have to be Chamber members and political figures are not eligible for the award.

The award is presented to two individuals who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to our community in the following areas:

• Contributing to community welfare and betterment
• Evidence of long-lasting contributions to community welfare
• Participation in all around community activities and civic enterprises
• Evidence of personal and business progress
• Collaboration with individuals and civic organizations

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate deserving citizens worthy of this distinguished award. We ask that you take a moment to think of volunteers who you know that meet the criteria listed above. Please send in your selections today!

The Chamber will be accepting nominations until September 30th. Submit your nominations to Mara Santos at Santos@Redondochamber.org.

Ticket price and location to be announced.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.redondochamber.org/the-chamber.html.


Live Your Dream Award Applications

September 8, 2021

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 – November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

The application portal is now open. You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards if you are a woman who:

•Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
•Has financial need.
•Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
•Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
•Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories.
•Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
•Does not have a graduate degree.
•Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
•Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number.

If you are eligible to apply, visit https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html.


LA Kings Ice Opens Today

September 4, 2021

LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula, the former Promenade Ice Chalet, has completed an extensive remodel. The rink is scheduled to open today.

Located within the popular Promenade on the Peninsula located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the rink closed September 16, 2020, due to the area’s widespread COVID-19 lockdown. The indoor rink, opened by the shopping center in 1981, has served as an iconic area location for both figure skating and hockey for 40 years.

After signing a lease effective August 1, 2021, ASEC and the Kings immediately began improvements to LA Kings Ice. Technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding have been a primary focus. In addition, repairs to the cold floor pipe system, leveling for the ice rink subfloor, repair of the dasher board system, a new scoreboard and new rental skates are forthcoming. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment as well as high-speed public internet access will also enhance the experience for ice rink users.

A grand reopening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th, when LA Kings Ice at Promenade on the Peninsula can open under applicable public health orders. Additional details on the September 7th event will be forthcoming.

Vote Now for the Best of Manhattan

September 3, 2021

The nominations are in and voting has begun for the Best of Manhattan!

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognizes those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote on their favorites in several categories.

Voting ends at midnight on September 21. To vote, visit the website at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLv8AvUmQurvmRUIp2D8Ft3I1p0-Lhc8rB6YNFvPyKVYrZdw/viewform.

Tickets are now on sale for the Best Of Manhattan dinner and awards gala to be held on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Westdrift. To purchase tickets, visit the website at https://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/bom/.

This is a fun night you don’t want to miss!


Wescom Offers Scholarships

August 30, 2021

Coming off a time of hybrid or distance learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, high schoolers across Southern California are heading back to school, many for the first time in-person in more than a year. To help ease the transition, Wescom Credit Union announced that it will support local students and families by providing Sylvan Learning Center Scholarships as part of its overall #WescomKindness initiative.

Continuing a program that started in 2020 when most students were participating in distance or hybrid learning, Wescom will donate more than $28,000 to support college-bound students via tutoring scholarships fulfilled by Sylvan Learning Centers across Southern California, in or near the communities where Wescom maintains a local branch. Eighteen Sylvan Learning Centers will participate, awarding college preparation services such as college essay assistance, college coaching through the admissions process, navigating scholarships and financial aid, and tutoring for AP classes and courses for credit. The scholarships will benefit approximately 30 deserving juniors and seniors attending local public high schools.

“Wescom has a longstanding commitment to supporting local communities in order to help Southern Californians build better lives,” said Melissa Pederson, Wescom Credit Union SVP Administration. “We are proud to support students and their families by helping them to be college-ready. Working with partners like Sylvan, as part of our #WescomKindness initiative, we can make a difference in these students’ lives.”

“This is the third school year that has been impacted by COVID-19 and many students have lost approximately three months of learning over the course of that time,” said Emily Levitt, Vice President of Education, Sylvan Learning. “We are so appreciative of Wescom’s continued support of Southern California high school students. Thanks to them, these local students will receive extra tutoring help to make sure they are better prepared for college, in addition to having access to valuable resources for college planning.”

To further support college-bound high school students and their families, Wescom has created an online resource to provide them with practical information — like decoding financial aid terms — to learn about the different ways to pay for college. Wescom also offers their Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae®, which can be an ideal solution to help families pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships, grants, and federal loans. Wescom’s GenEdge Account, designed for young adults ages 15 to 17, helps students learn how to build wealth, maintain it, and use the tools to reach their financial goals.

For more information, visit the website at https://www.wescom.org/college.

Day at the Beach Looking for Volunteers

August 24, 2021

The P.S. I Love you Foundation is looking for volunteers for the annual Day at the Beach on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.

Sign up now to be a mentor, volunteer or sponsor!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.

The event will take place on the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.


Sunsational Sandcastles Contest Winners

August 23, 2021

Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS), the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, concluded its first-ever summer sandcastle contest, Sunsational Sandcastles, A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest.

Sponsored by Port of Long Beach, Chevron, the Langlois Family, Bayview Pediatric Dental Group and The Corrales Group, Sunsational Sandcastles attracted 16 sand sculpture entries with teams represented by families, schools and local organizations.

Sand sculptures were built on the beach, in school sand pits and locations ranged from Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, El Segundo and Hawaii. Each team built their sand sculpture individually and photos of each entry were submitted online. 70 votes were received virtually to determine the winners.

Winners of Sunsational Sandcastles include:

•High Tide Award: The Palermo Castle, Team Palermo
•Creative Claws Award: Butter the Sea Turtle, Team Family Beach Explorers
•SEA-sational Splash Award: Roundhouse is a Pearl, Team ShellBella Sandcastle
•We Otter Stick Together Award: Best Friend’s Super Heart Castle Chipmunk, Team CHPPNS Chipmunks

Photos of the winning entries may be viewed at http://www.roundhouseaquarium.org/sandcastle.



ESMoA Film Screening: PLAY

May 20, 2016

El Segundo Museum of Art presents a screening of PLAY tonight, Friday, May 20 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Join ESMoA Artist-in-Residence Savio Debernardis for a screening of his film, PLAY. (Color, 26 min, 2015. French with English subtitles)

Through an internet open-call, 7 actors were selected and invited to participate in a residency in the castle La Roche-Guyon in order to play in a short film. What they still didn’t know is that only the most motivated would be part of the film.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Recommended for adult audiences 18 and up. Q&A with Director to follow. Please note that this film is not associated with PLAY, ESMoA’s program for 3-4 year old visitors.

As always, admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at http://esmoa.org/.

El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

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Wonder of Dinosaurs @ SBG

Every Day

Wonder-of-DinosaursSouth Bay Galleria is now hosting Wonder of Dinosaurs!

Wonder of Dinosaurs features museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are beautifully displayed and accompanied by signs that provide information that you will find both educational and fascinating. The Exhibition is a walk through at your own pace, self-guided tour.

While the robotic dinosaurs have been known to make adults jump back, the entire exhibit is family friendly for even the youngest of children.