VIRTUAL EVENTS 

THURSDAY, May 14

Wicked+ and Beach & Beverly host concert

Live music from V Torres and Kira Lingman can be heard from 7 to 9 p.m. during a livestreamed happy hour from the local retailers Wicked+ and Beach & Beverly. View on Instagram: @beachandbeverly  or @wicked_generalstore, or @bonebydawn; also on Beach & Beverly's Facebook page.

Hermosa Beach Planning Commission seats

Today at 6 p.m. is the deadline to apply for three open seats on the to the City of Hermosa Beach Planning Commission. For applications or information, contact the Office of the City Clerk 1315 Valley Drive, (310) 750-3545, or visit the City’s website at hermosabeach.gov, Go to the Our Government tab and then the City Clerk’s page (Key Services & Programs). 

FRIDAY, May 15

MB 360 Radio Show

Friday mornings at 8 a.m., members of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce share compelling stories, information and updates. The live-streamed show is hosted by Joe Terry and Jackie Balestra of The South Bay Show and Kelly Stroman, the chamber's president/CEO. Tune in on blogtalkradio.com/thesouthbayshow.

SATURDAY, May 16

Pets in the Park--at home

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks presents a live event with pet photo and video contests, blessing of the animals and a panel of experts; from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For details and registration, go to Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, May 20

Dementia support: Hour of EmPower 

Join a virtual panel for ideas about helping people with dementia engage physically, cognitively and spiritually, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Zoom. Presented by the South Bay Dementia Consortium.  Meeting ID: 951-9719-8097. For details, visit bchd.org/classes-workshops.

SATURDAY, May 23

MBEF Wine Auction 

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation Wine Auction starts today through May 30. Virtual tastings and opportunities to join the Fall Vintner Dinner Series are among the week's events. Go to https://manhattanwineauction.com for details.

ONGOING through May 28

"Happier in Hermosa" photo submissions

Local youth are encouraged to share a favorite photo taken in Hermosa Beach for an online exhibition, "Happier in Hermosa." Thursday, May 28 is the deadline for submissions to this forum sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Museum. Send a photo and caption to hermosabeachmuseum@gmail.com. Photos will become part of the museum's archives.

STREAM OR VIEW ONLINE 

HBEF benefit shows every Thursday

The Hermosa Brewing Co. will stream music live on Thursdays starting at 7 p.m., to generate donations for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation. For updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/HBEF90254/ or the Instagram account @hermosabrewingco. This week: Nick Shattuck.

Hermosa Beach Museum

The exhibit "Hermosa Making History at Home," is a newly available collection of pictures from the community sharing what they do at home during this time of social distancing. Fashionable masks, indoor gardening, puzzles and more are among the featured activities. Visit on the website, https://www.hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org.

Free from Local Libraries

  • From the El Segundo Library, "Free Your Mind" web pages offer stimulating content for adults, teens and children, at elsegundolibrary.org/services/free-your-mind, Or visit the library's Facebook page for live yoga, science, story telling and crafts; Monday-Friday; times vary.
  • E-books, online periodicals and audiobooks are available through local libraries, including Redondo Beach, www.redondo.org/depts/library and the L.A. County libraries, https://lacountylibrary.org/downloads/.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Farmers' Markets: Torrance market in Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Manhattan Beach market, Tuesdays at 13th St. and Morningside Dr. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Los Angeles County beaches for Active Use only

Hermosa Beach greenbelt and city parks; Check https://www.hermosabeach.gov/our-government/recreation-community-resources for updates.

Manhattan Beach parks

Redondo Beach parks, sport courts, Harbor Drive bike lanes and boat-launching facilities: Some open as of May 15; 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.

EARLY BIRD SHOPPING

Early Bird shopping hours for seniors and at-risk shoppers

  • Costco—Hawthorne: 9 to 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
  • Target: 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Trader Joe's: First hour of the day
  • Whole Foods: First hour of the day
  • Ralphs—Manhattan Beach: 6 to 7:30 a.m.
  • Vons–Hermosa Beach: 6 to 7 a.m.
  • Gelson's: 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Bristol Farms/Lazy Acres: 6 to 7 a.m.

SOURCES OF HELP

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 older adults 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: http://bit.ly/hermosaneedshelp

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.

Restaurants in El Segundo—Options for take out and delivery can be found on gundotogo.com/ or gundotogo on Facebook.

Restaurants in Hermosa Beach—Take-out offerings from the HB Chamber of Commerce can found on 

Restaurants in Manhattan Beach—The website Meals 2 Go MB provides a list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery, courtesy of the MB Chamber of Commerce, https://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/meal2go/

Restaurants in Redondo Beach—The RB Chamber of Commerce website, Redondo To Go, redondotogo.com, lists restaurants offering takeout meals as well as other businesses that remain open.

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

Torrance Memorial Medical Center 24/7 Ask-A-Nurse Hotline: (310)517-1111

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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.

Hermosa Volunteers: Sign up to help families and individuals who are seek seeking assistance at http://bit.ly/hermosavolunteers.

Beach Cities Health District's COVID-19 Fund accepts donations to provide essentials like groceries and cleaning supplies to people in need. Contributions can be paid by mailing a check to Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund, 1200 Del Amo Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 via Paypal from the website bchd.org/coronavirus.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Closures include regular events, most meetings, special events and performances.

  • AdventurePlex youth center through May 31
  • Beach Cities Health Districtmeetings and most events, volunteer training, classes and workshops through May 31
  • El Segundo Library
  • El Segundo public schools 
  • Hermosa Beach Library 
  • Hermosa Beach Pier, Strand and parking lots
  • Hermosa Beach public schools 
  • Hermosa Beach City facilities and operations are closed or reduced until further notice. Daily updates are available through hermosabeach.gov/coronavirus
  • Manhattan Beach Library
  • Manhattan Beach Strand, parking lots and bike path
  • Manhattan Beach public schools 
  • Manhattan Beach City Hall and other municipal locations closed until further notice. Some services remain available. Details can be found on the city's web page, https://www.citymb.info/services/learn-about/coronavirus or by calling 310-802-5000
  • Redondo Beach libraries through June
  • Redondo Beach public schools 
  • Redondo Beach city offices, including City Hall, Public Works and Community Services are closed to the public while core services remain accessible via telephone, email, internet and by appointment. See redondo.org and various department web pages for details.
  • Redondo Beach Performing Art Center all events through June

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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