THURSDAY, March 4

El Segundo Farmer’s Market

A weekly farmers market is held Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at the 300 block of Main Street in El Segundo. Look for farm-fresh produce, hot prepared foods, and freshly made packaged items. Get updates on Facebook and Instagram or online at elsegundorecparks.org/programs-services/el-segundo-certified-farmers-market.

FRIDAY, March 5

Intergenerational improv night

The Mira Costa Drama Boosters presents an intergenerational comedy improvisation competition between Mira Costa students and older adults from the Manhattan Beach Joslyn Center's 'Joslyn Jokers.' The fun starts at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live on Zoom. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at miracostadramaboosters.org.

“Spy Kids” at the drive-in

Take the family out for a socially-distanced evening at The Roadium drive-in theater, 2500 West Redondo Beach Blvd. in Torrance. Tonight's movie is "Spy Kids." Entry is $30 per vehicle and the show starts at 7 p.m. The Roadium gates open at 6 p.m. Viewing must be done from inside a vehicle due to social distancing protocols. Buy tickets in advance on EventBrite.com.

SATURDAY, March 6

Market at Manhattan Village

The new, monthly outdoor market at Manhattan Village operates from 12 to 4 p.m. with live music from 12 to 2 p.m. Today's performers include The Jack Tracy Band. In order to maintain safe social distancing, the venue requires that guests wear masks and RSVP in advance for a check-in time. Registration is on Event Brite; start the process by going online to the Events section of the Manhattan Village website, shopmanhattanvillage.com.

MONDAY, March 8

South Bay Bird Society meeting

The South Bay Bird Society meets monthly at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Tonight's meeting features a presentation entitled, "Sea to Summit: the Marvelous Hummingbird," by naturalist and photographer Benny Jacobs-Schwartz. Join in by going to the website sobaybirdsoc.com, then look at the top right corner of the page for link to Meetup.com or use the direct link, meetup.com/Redondo-Beach-Birds-Meetup/.

Lego block activity

Join Ms. Sonia on the Redondo Beach Library Facebook page for a building project using Lego bricks. The activity for kids goes all day and includes something new to build each month. Contact the library reference desk, (310)318- 0675 with questions.

TUESDAY, March 9

Manhattan Beach climate workshop

Learn about Manhattan Beach's vulnerabilities to sea-level rise and the city's adaptation planning process at the city's "Climate Ready" workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. The workshop provides the community with opportunities to ask questions, get answers and understand how to continue to be engaged. Join the meeting on Zoom by using a link on the city's online Events calendar, citymb.info.

WEDNESDAY, March 10

Webinar on Water Supply Diversity

Learn about "Adapting to an Ever-Changing Water Reality" through an online class offered by the West Basin Municipal Water District, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The webinar is part of an ongoing Water Lab educational series hosted by the district to help residents understand water issues and community programs. Sign up on the westbasin.org website.

THURSDAY, March 11

Kids Grieving support session

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach presents a free support group for chldren ages 5-12 who are grieving the cancer-related loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other family member. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Nadine Shoukry, Associate MFT. To join this online group, send an email to info@scsrb.org.

ONGOING

Flair Cares food drive throughout March

Flair Cleaners is hosting its annual Flair Cares Food Drive, now through March 31. The drive benefits food pantries throughout Los Angeles including the Food Pantry LAX. Flair is matching donations up to 250 pounds of non-perishable food received at each of its locations. Everyone who donates will receive a 50% off coupon for a future dry cleaning visit. The Flair Cleaners location in the South Bay is 1900 Artesia Blvd. Details online at flaircleaners.com.

Heart to Heart Scavenger Hunt

The Heart to Heart Scavenger Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 20, is a fun, family-friendly, COVID-safe virtual event to raise funds for the Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach. Using the GooseChase app, participants will take part in zany challenges throughout the day to earn points for prize packages. Sign-up now through March 15 for a $25 donation per team. For more information, go to volcenter.org/hunt

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, outdoor exhibits only; go to aquariumofpacific.org for hours

California campgrounds - phased reopenings underway see parks.ca.gov

LA County beaches, piers and bike paths

LA County outdoor fitness centers, museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, mini-golf, batting cages and go-kart centers; with limits

LA County retail stores and personal care services, with limits

LA County libraries for Sidewalk Service; details online at lacountylibrary.org/express-service/

Hermosa Beach pier, greenbelt and open spaces; outdoor tennis/pickleball courts and skate park. For updates, check hermosabeach.gov/our-government/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

Manhattan Beach pier, Roundhouse, greenbelt and parks; tennis and pickleball courts, Begg Pool for lap swimming with reservation; For updates, go to citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation

Redondo Beach Pier, parks and bike paths; see redondo.org/depts/city_manager/coronavirus_update.asp.

South Coast Botanic Garden, southcoastbotanicgarden.org, in Palos Verdes, is open to members and advance-ticket holders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED/LIMITED

  • Countywide until further notice: All public and private gatherings except for protests and religious services; indoor dining rooms, gyms, sauna/steam rooms, theaters, museums, entertainment venues
  • Some restaurants, breweries and non-essential retail businesses between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Singing, chanting or shouting unless 8 feet apart from others
  • AdventurePlex youth center
  • Beach Cities Health District meetings and most events, volunteer training, classes and workshops 
  • Dockweiler Beach fire pits
  • El Segundo City Hall to walk-ins; Appointment required
  • El Segundo Library - "To Go" Service available
  • Hermosa Beach Library - Sidewalk Services available
  • Hermosa Beach Community Center and Clark Building
  • Hermosa Beach indoor sport courts and lawn bowling green
  • Hermosa Beach City facilities and operations are closed or reduced until further notice. Daily updates are available through hermosabeach.gov/coronavirus
  • Manhattan Beach Library - Sidewalk Services available
  • Manhattan Beach City Hall and other municipal buildings closed until further notice. Some services remain available. 
  • Manhattan Beach indoor sport courts
  • Redondo Beach libraries - Pickup services available
  • Redondo Beach City offices are closed to the public while core services remain accessible via telephone, email, internet and by appointment. See redondo.org for details.
  • Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, normally in May

SOURCES OF HELP

COVID-19 Testing: LA County residents can get COVID-19 tests at no charge if they have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the illness. The tests occur at multiple locations including the campus of Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Schedule an appointment by visiting the county's website, covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/. If a doctor's referral is needed, the county's 211 phone line has resources.

3.50 Cares provides home-cooked meals, utensils and hygiene/sanitation supplies throughout L.A. County. Visit 350cares.org

Beach Cities Health District care helpline: (310) 374- 3426, Ext. 256

City of El Segundo senior outreach line: (310) 524- 2705

City of Manhattan Beach resource delivery for older adults and phone hotline: (310) 802- 5010

City of Redondo Beach Senior & Family Services: (310) 318- 0650

Hermosa Volunteers for neighbors in need of help with groceries, pharmacy items, pet care, companionship or other needs: 

Los Angeles County 211—For assistance finding food, paying bills, or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 from a phone or the toll-free number, (800)339- 6993 or visit online at www.211.org.

Meals on Wheels through the Salvation Army: (310) 318- 2827

The House of Yahweh, 4046 Marine Ave, Lawndale, dispenses food six days a week. The website, hoy-southbay.org has details, or call (310) 675- 1384 between 9 and 10 a.m.  

L.A. Helping Hands does shopping and errands for those at high risk from coronavirus. Contact them by calling (424)279 -8544 or visiting lahelpinghands.com

Providence Little Company of Mary has a free, online information and assessment service at: www.providence.org/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus-advisory

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Operation Smiles: This group buys gift cards from local businesses and distributes them to workers who have lost employment due to the pandemic. Donations to Operation Smiles can be made online through Go Fund Me, gofundme.com.

American Red Cross blood donation: Find upcoming dates and locations on https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.

"MB Feeds the Heroes" meal delivery to emergency room staff at Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial hospitals, coordinated by the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Assn: visit downtownmanhattanbeach.com/donate. Support for this effort provides delicious meals to health workers and patronizes local restaurants through to-go orders.

Beach Cities Health District shares ways to help others such as making phone calls to people who test positive for COVID and sending 'care cards' people stuck at home. Vist the website  bchd.org/covidhowhelp

The Beach Reporter welcomes submissions to the print version of its Calendar section via email to Calendar@TBRnews.com. Submissions made on the website TBRnews.com appear automatically and are also considered for the print edition.

 

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