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  • South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide Pandemic Survival Guide

    December 3, 2020

    I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! We had deep-fried turkey and all the fixins on Thursday and gorged ourselves on leftovers the rest of the weekend…. turkey benedict, sandwiches, stuffing waffles, savory everything pie. Yes, I’m obsessed with leftovers. And wasn’t the weather absolutely gorgeous?!? We went for a Strand cruise on Sunday, stopped at Moonstone Park and sat on the rocks for a couple of hours listening to Brent George and his band play on a boat in the harbor. It’s such a spectacle watching all the paddleboards, kayaks, dinghies, jet skis, boats and various inflatables (swans, sofas, beds, etc.) bobbing to the music! I was only told about it late Saturday afternoon (it all depends on the boat availability) and posted the info to my social media pages. Sadly, it was the final Sandbar Concert of the year. It’s such a lovely way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon and I hope they continue it next summer. Anyway, at this time of year this Weekend Guide would normally be bursting at the seams with holiday events, but almost all of them have been cancelled and the few events that are scheduled will be verrrrry different from prior years. At this point, New Year’s Eve is just a giant, black hole, so you should plan to forego kissing total strangers at midnight on December 31. This should be the most wonderful time of the year, but at this point, I think we all just want 2020 to be over and forgotten. Don’t be blue though, because there is a bright side. The vaccines will begin to be distributed soon, and I have a feeling 2021 will feel more like 1999!

    The Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach Christmas Tree Lot is open! They have trees from 2 to 12 feet tall along with wreaths, garland and other tree accessories. New this year, they’re offering premium Nordmann trees, along with Douglas fir, Monterey pine, Leyland cypress and rosemary trees. Fire retardant and delivery are available. Check the tree off your list and use your powers for good by shopping local and giving back! 100% of the proceeds go to several local charities, including HB Little League, Beach Cities Toy Drive and more. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HermosaBeachKiwanisClub/. The Kiwanis Tree Lot is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

    The Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival is going virtual this year! Although the Holiday Festival will not be under the big white tent this year, you will still find many ways to celebrate, participate and support the hospital!
    • Heroes Tree Ornaments – Ongoing
    Honor a hero in your life with digital signage recognition at this 12′ tree which will be displayed in the Grand Lobby of Lundquist Tower. Donation levels are $100 to $10,000.
    • Online Holiday Tree Auction – Starting November 25
    Our beautiful holiday trees will be posted and available for auction beginning November 25. A video tour of the trees will also be posted online.
    • Virtual Gala and Live Auction – December 4, $100 per household
    Join us on Zoom for a unique interactive event with MC and Auctioneer Fritz Coleman! The evening includes a virtual cocktail reception, inspiring messages, a lineup of live auction items, and lots of smiles with the Torrance Memorial family. Skip the cooking and order with the convenient “Flavor of Festival” by Food Fetish (optional additional purchase)!
    • Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – Photo submissions due by December 10
    With a donation of $100, you’ll pick up a gingerbread house kit at Torrance Bakery, decorate it and submit your best photo by December 10 to enter the contest. Winner will be announced on December 15. Each $100 kit donation will support the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute.
    • Opportunity Drawing
    Call Torrance Memorial Foundation at 310-517-4703 to purchase tickets for your chance to win a 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid XLE.
    • Gift Card Drive
    Support your local restaurants and/or retailers by purchasing a gift card to donate to the silent auction. Your gift has double impact.
    • Online Shopping
    Shop online with our favorite Fashion Show vendors from December 5 to 20. 20% of sales will be donated to Torrance Memorial.
    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/holiday-festival.

    It’s time to send those Letters to Santa! Christmas is coming and Santa wants to know what’s on your list! The City of Torrance has teamed up with Santa to make sure he receives every letter sent to him. Santa accepts emailed letters and mailed in letters. Send emails to Santa@TorranceCA.Gov and mail letters to Santa Claus at 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA, 90503. Santa also said he will write back to whoever sends him a letter. Don’t worry, all of your letters will get to him in time for Christmas. You can send your letters to Santa from November 19 through December 15.

    The Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, will be hosting Light Up the Beach Cities, a fitting celebration to an extraordinary year. Light Up the Beach Cities, sponsored by Edison International, is a holiday decorating contest that invites beach cities residents and businesses to join a holiday decorating contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. Residents and businesses in other southern California communities are also invited. All proceeds from the Light Up the Beach Cities fundraiser will support OTS’ science-based education programs on the ocean, tidelands and beaches. Residents or businesses may participate with a $30 fee, online application and a photo to enter holiday decorating handiwork. Information, instructions and application may be found at https://roundhouseaquarium.org/lightupbeachcities/. The online voting period will commence on December 13, 2020 through December 19, 2020. A donation of $10 is requested to cast a vote.
    The entries that garner the most votes for each of the following categories will win a prize:
    • Magical Winterland – Best at bringing the winter spirit to SoCal
    • Holiday Whimsy – Brings laughter, humor and whimsical vibes
    • Let It Sparkle – Best use of lights
    • Jingle Jangle Wheels – Best and most festive vehicle (golf cart, car, any vehicle)
    • Merry and Bright Business – Best overall business
    • Holly Jolly Residence – Best overall residence
    Dates to remember:
    • November 20, 2020 to December 10, 2020 – Application period
    • December 13, 2020 to December 19, 2020 – Online voting period
    • December 21, 2020 – Announcement of winners
    For additional information, contact Grace at grace@roundhouseaquarium.org or call 310-938-2682.

    The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Garden Lights & Ocean Waters (GLOW) through January 10. 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. Guests can reserve tickets for as early as 5:30 p.m. and as late as 8:30 p.m. throughout the exhibit, with 9 p.m. tickets available on select dates. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/glow-plan-your-visit/. For help over the phone between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. call (424) 452-0920. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

    The City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program. From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit. Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive red Holiday bags. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Hermosa Beach has provided free parking to both residents and visitors for the holidays.

    It’s time to kick the holiday shopping season into full gear with FREE Holiday Parking in Manhattan Beach beginning on Friday, November 27 and running through December 25! Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive holiday bags or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.” You may park for free for only two hours. All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced!

    The Point in El Segundo will feature Holiday Snow Flurries every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting November 27 and running through December 23. It’s a holiday miracle! Snow flurries in the South Bay! Is there a better way to get in the holiday spirit while working through that gift list! BRRRRRR! The snow flurries will be blowing around the central grassy area so be sure to bundle up! For additional information, visit the website at https://thepointsb.com/. The Point is located at 850 South Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA.

    Mychal’s Learning Place presents the annual Santa Stroll Reimagined starting November 30 and running through December 12. The team at Mychal’s Learning Place are still on their quest to beating the world record for the most Santas in one place. The plan is to take this year, 2020, as the official practice run for 2021, when we can hopefully gather as a huge group in one of our glorious California beaches all in our decked-out Santa suits. The annual Santa Stroll has been “reimagined” to keep all Santa’s socially distanced and safe! There are a few different levels for you to register. Dasher, Dancer or Prancer. Put together a team, become a fundraiser and have people support you as you do your 5K, or you can support the Founder as he will be putting in 100 miles during the 12-day event. Happy Strolling! For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://runsignup.com/Race/Info/CA/AnyCity/SantaStrollReimagined.

    El Segundo Museum of Art presents the Video Art & Film Festival: Rise Up starting Tuesday, December 1 and running through December 5. Established in 2017, the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is a free international festival inviting filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to submit short, 60-second films around a theme. This year, the Festival’s topic is RISE UP. Get your FREE PASS now and watch the 33 finalists and help pick the Audience Favorite Award! You can cast your ballot from December 1 to December 3 and winners will be announced on December 5 at https://esmoa.org/ and on social media platforms. For additional information, visit the website at http://esmoa.org/. El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

    Sandpipers presents the 2020 Virtual Holiday Homes Tour starting Tuesday, December 1 and running through Thursday, December 24 online. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 tour will be transformed into a virtual experience! This year’s tour boasts five distinctive homes in the South Bay. Each home is magnificently decorated and transformed for the holidays by local artisans and florists. The virtual experience will entail a professionally narrated video tour showcasing interactive walk-throughs of each home with decor vendor and holiday boutique “hot-spots” for your shopping needs. The tour will also offer a series of mini Masterclasses, which will include special guests sharing tips on organizing your pantry, wardrobe styling, cooking tutorials, and holiday decorating. Besides touring these gorgeous homes, you will also be able to shop online with amazing boutique vendors featuring luxurious throws, jewelry, wine & spirits, toffee, and clothing. In addition to the Holiday Homes Tour Ticket, local guests also have the opportunity to purchase a Sandpipers’ South Bay Dining Discount Card to support beloved South Bay eateries. Present your Dining Card at participating restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes including Mama D’s Italian Restaurant, North Italia, Standard Station Sports Bar & Grill, Saigon Dish, El Tarasco Mexican Cuisine, Locale 90, Grow, and more to receive 10% off your bill. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandpipers-28th-annual-holiday-homes-tour-tickets-123548267193.

    Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events. All events are currently taking place virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/. Take a look at what’s scheduled for December at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/beach-cities-health-district-events/.

    Taking place for over 40 years, the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza is one of the largest holiday decorations displays in the country. You can drive through the neighborhood reveling in the sights, sounds and scents of the season. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening and one the entire family will enjoy and remember for years to come. The wildly extravagant decorations are on display from December 1 through January 1 from about 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This holiday tradition can be continued from the safety of your car. Due to COVID-19, not as many homes may be participating as usual For additional information and directions, visit the Yelp page at http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleepy-hollow-christmas-lights-torrance.

    Head to Riviera Village to Shop, Sip, Sparkle on Thursday, December 3 until 8 p.m. For your convenience, and to spark your holiday spirit, participating Riviera Village stores are staying open until 8 p.m. on December 3. Shop small and look for sales and surprises! Order takeout to support Village restaurants and take a selfie with the strolling Gingerbread Girl. All safety protocols and store capacity requirements will be in place. However, expressing and feeling joy has no limitations! For additional information on participating stores, deals and details, visit the website at https://rivieravillage.net/shop-support-sparkle/.

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED…… 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.

    Santa Claus is Coming to Gardena on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. both days at Gardena City Hall. To stay on Santa’s Nice List, events have been adjusted to comply with LA County’s Safer at Home Guidelines. Santa has cleared his schedule to bring you some physically distanced cheer and community members are invited to drive up and say hi to Santa. This is a drive-thru event and there will be no walk-ups, and everyone in the vehicle must wear a mask or face covering to receive their special treat (while supplies last, for children under 12). This Christmas, let’s all stay happy and healthy, and look forward to a time when we can celebrate the Gardena way! For additional information, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/428326301880277/. Gardena City Hall is located at 1700 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

    FREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village begins December 5 and will run through January 1. It’s perfect timing for some holiday shopping and primping! The parking meters will be covered with plastic bags, or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.” All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Santa and his elves have enough to do without listening to you whine about getting a ticket!

    Style on the Spot presents A Merry Little Shop & Stroll on Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Get your holiday shopping started in a safe and COVID-19 cautious way. Only guests who RSVP will receive a jolly swag bag, a passport guide with joyful discounts and the first 150 attendees who spend $100 will receive a $10 gift card. ‘Tis the season to rock ugly sweaters. Every guest who shows up wearing an ugly sweater will be entered to win a grand prize! All attendees who RSVP will receive a passport guide full of delightful discounts. Want a sneak peek of what you’ll be gifted? How does 20% off of one item at Francesca’s, 15% off a $45 or more service at Holly & Hudson, personalized product samples from Kiehl’s and so much more! A VIP parking area for attendees will be available on the top level of the parking terrace across from Corner Bakery. How are they keeping it COVID-19 friendly? The organizers will be following strict COVID-19 compliant rules to keep guests and staff safe. You and your guests will need to choose a time slot that works best for you. The choices are 11:00 – 2:00, 12:00 – 3:00 or 1:00 – 4:00 to keep the flow socially distant. Make sure to show up to the time slot you selected! If you miss your time slot, entrance will be determined at the time of arrival and you may miss out on your swag bag. Guests will be checked in at the entrance by Holly & Hudson. Temperature checks will be mandatory at check-in for all. Masks will be required to be worn AT ALL TIMES by guests and staff. You will receive your passport guide and swag bag once checked in and will carry on to shop and stroll! This event is FREE to attend but you must register! For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-merry-little-shop-stroll-tickets-125534187133. Manhattan Village Shopping Center is located at 3200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Head to the Manhattan Village parking structure next to CPK, across from Islands and the Corner Bakery.

    This holiday season, shop small and support South Bay small businesses as Sun & Sea Collective hosts their first FREE Holiday Pop-up on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a private residence in Redondo Beach. The one-day event will offer an array of socially distanced, festive shopping and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Shop in-person and pick out meaningful gifts while supporting local artisans, restaurants and businesses. The Outdoor Makers Market will feature the following vendors:
    • Esplanade Brand: South Bay apparel, blankets, and hats.
    • Stranded by the Beach: Handmade macrame and wall hangings.
    • Tap Truck Beach Cities: Vintage truck serving beer and wine
    • Society Nautique: Dainty California-cool jewelry
    • Proudly Serving: Smash burgers and fresh cut fries
    • Card De A: Candles, hats, holiday cards and ornaments
    • Beach Girl Succulents: Custom succulent arrangements
    • Sunflower Baking Co: Baked goods
    • Beauty Counter: Safe beauty products
    • Gillymade: Custom tote bags
    • …and more!
    This event is FREE to attend and each RSVP will include a beverage ticket. To create a healthy and safe Outdoor Makers Market for everyone, face masks will be required and crowd control and temperature checks will take place before guests enter. Hand sanitizing stations will be throughout the market and floor markings to enforce social distancing. For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sun-and-sea-collective-holiday-pop-up-tickets-129388527569.

    Find Elf in the Garden this holiday season! The beloved character from Bell Chanda and Carol V. Aebersold’s Elf on the Shelf is breaking free from quarantine and heading to the Garden. Starting the week of Thanksgiving, you’ll find Elf “hiding” in different areas of the Garden. He will be in his first location starting Monday, November 23, and will moving around the Garden each week leading up to Christmas. Is he skydiving in the Banyan Grove? Maybe. Climbing Trace in Phoebe’s Meadow? We hope not! Tips will be provided each week on social channels as to what he’s up to, so be sure to follow on Instagram if you don’t already. Also, please note that Elf is going to be really busy enjoying GLOW during the evenings, so this is a daytime only activity. Because everyone likes a good competition, there’s a twist. Take a picture with Elf each week and post it on Instagram, tagging @scbgarden and using the #ElfintheGarden hashtag, otherwise we may not see you! Those of you who post a photo from each location will be entered to win tickets to the butterfly pavilion opening at the Garden this spring!
    Elf in the Garden Schedule
    • Location 1: November 23-29
    • Location 2: November 30-December 6
    • Location 3: December 7-13
    • Location 4: December 14-20
    • Location 5: December 21-27
    Elf in the Garden Rules
    • Please do not touch or move Elf or any of his props
    • Please do not cross any barriers to get closer to Elf
    • If nobody takes a photo from each location, the winner of the contest will be whoever posted the most frequently
    • Please let the mystery remain alive, don’t give the location away in the comments of our hints (or they may be deleted!)
    • Have fun!
    For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/come-find-elf-in-the-garden-this-holiday-season/. The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

    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:
    December 6: Beyond Glory
    December 12: Beyond Glory Encore
    December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
    December 19: Driving Miss Daisy Encore
    December 20: A Christmas Carol
    December 24: A Christmas Carol Encore
    The fee is $20 per household. After registering, you will receive an email with a private link to the Torrance Theatre Company YouTube channel. Copy the link into your browser on the night of the performance. The link is active for 24 hours (through Monday night). For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://torrancetheatrecompany.com/playathome. Click on the flyer to register for the performance of your choice. Enjoy the show!

    The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Featured Guest Speaker is Rose Powers and the topic will be “Get into the Spirit of the Season – According to Rose”. She will be speaking about:
    • Decorating for you and your family as you nest and work at home
    • Spreading Cheer as we’re staying socially distanced
    • Business Promotions at a time when business has been cut back
    Suggested donation is $5. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.sbbwa.com/.

    The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Social Hour on Wednesday, December 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join the Lomita Chamber for some holiday cheer! It’s the final Social Hour of the year and it’s going to be a blast! The evening will kick off with a holiday icebreaker game. Show up with your most festive holiday background (virtual or live) or wear your ugliest Christmas sweater! There’s sure to be lots of laughs, prizes and fun being together. No cost to attend. Chamber Members and Non-Members are welcome! Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. It’ll be fun getting to know each other. Introduce yourself and meet fellow Lomita Chamber of Commerce Members, local businesses and professionals. Prizes for games and raffles will be awarded during the hour so don’t be late! For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/lomita-events/happy-holiday-social-hour-december2020/.

    Here’s a HEADS-UP on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/sbacc-annual-installation-awards-luncheon/

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/women-tech-virtual-networking-hour/

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/seaside-heroes-park-community-beautification-event-torrance/

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/cruise-in-the-adm/

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/hawthorne-movie-night/

    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/torrance-antique-street-faire-8/

    Restaurant Owners – What Can You Do With $30,000? In an effort to assist restaurants affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, Los Angeles County is launching the Keep LA County Dining Grant Program. The County of Los Angeles has launched a new grant program to provide up to $30,000 to restaurants struggling with the outdoor dining closure. The “Keep LA County Dining” grant program launches this Thursday, December 4th. $30,000 in grants are available to each restaurant impacted. To apply, visit http://keeplacountydining.lacda.org.

    Ten Thousand Villages is inviting customers to purchase a bar of soap throughout the holiday season. All donations will be given to Door of Hope and Beacon of Light in Wilmington. Customers are encouraged to sign an ornament when purchasing the soap(s) donation, the ornament will be hung in the store window. Let’s bring a little “Giving” to others during this holiday season. For additional information, visit the website at http://tenthousandvillagesredondo.com. Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, Ca 90277.

    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.

    One way to help your neighbors is through the Beach Cities Health District COVID-19 Fund, which provides funds for area residents who are income-qualified and may need assistance with getting essential items like groceries, household supplies, prescriptions or even paying the rent. Begun in April, the fund was established to help residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic either through illness, closures or a job loss. Since March, more than $28,000 has been raised to assist Beach Cities residents, but more help is needed. Contributions to the BCHD COVID-19 Assistance fund are tax-deductible and can be made online at https://www.bchd.org/covidhowhelp. Residents wishing to submit donations by check can mail those to Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund, 1200 Del Amo Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

    Be sure to check out these Art Exhibitions currently on display online:

    Pierspective Community Art Exhibition
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/pierspective-community-art-exhibition/
    PVAC Online Exhibition: Paul Jean Martel, Post-Impressionist
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/pvac-opening-reception-2/
    Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/palos-verdes-art-center-2/
    TAM Fall Exhibitions
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/tam-fall-exhibitions/
    ESMoA Experience #47: FREESTATE
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/esmoa-experience-47-freestate/
    Form & Movement @ MBAC
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/form-movement-mbac/
    Destination: Art Fall 2020 Gallery Show
    https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/destination-art-fall-2020-gallery-show/

    Los Angeles County has implemented Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to curb the COVID-19 spread. New restrictions will be in place as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations significantly increase. To read the order in its entirety, visit https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/los-angeles-county-to-implement-tighter-safeguards-and-restrictions-to-curb-covid-19-spread/.

    Same day COVID-19 Tests are available for all LA County residents. The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Test Site is located on the campus of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. L.A. County residents can schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test by visiting the Los Angeles County website at https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/. Appointments have been filling up quickly. Residents are encouraged to continue to check the site for availability at the Redondo Beach location or make an appointment at another LA County site.

    CITY LINKS: The following are South Bay city websites offering information and updates on operations and procedures regarding COVID-19. New updates are being issued by individual cities regarding re-opening plans and new closures.
    • El Segundo:
    https://www.elsegundo.org/our-city/emergency-management/corononavirus-updates
    • Gardena:
    https://www.cityofgardena.org/coronavirus-covid-19/
    • Hawthorne:
    http://www.cityofhawthorne.org/coronavirus
    • Hermosa Beach:
    https://www.hermosabeach.gov/our-community/quick-links/coronavirus-updates-from-the-cdc
    • Lawndale:
    http://www.lawndalecity.org/HTML/Coronavirus.html
    • Lomita:
    https://lomitacoronavirus.info/
    • Manhattan Beach:
    https://www.citymb.info/services/learn-about/coronavirus
    • Palos Verdes Estates:
    https://www.pvestates.org/community/information-on-coronavirus
    • Rancho Palos Verdes:
    https://www.rpvca.gov/1277/Information-on-Coronavirus-COVID-19
    • Redondo Beach:
    https://www.redondo.org/depts/city_manager/coronavirus_update.asp
    • Rolling Hills Estates:
    https://www.ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us/community/advanced-components/news-list
    • Torrance:
    https://www.cityoftorranceca.com/

    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. 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.

    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 constantly being updated, so check the Eventbrite page. Tickets are $20 per car/truck/SUV, regardless of number of people in your vehicle. Gates will open at 7 p.m. sharp. Arrive early for priority drive-in spots. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jurassic-park-drive-in-cinema-friday-tickets-115661906877?aff=erelexpmlt. Gardena Cinema is located at 14948 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90249.

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    Jackie

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