Did anyone notice a chill in the air this morning? That’s right, Autumn has arrived and it’s going to be a busy season here in the South Bay with a variety of fabulous events to look forward to.
Join Total Wine & More for an exploration of seasonal beers at the Autumn Equinox Beer Class. On Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., break out the lederhosen and experience a taste of Fall at this one-of-a-kind beer class, featuring all the newly released Autumn brews such as Ocktoberfest Lagers and Pumpkin Ales. This beer class is just $15 per person and seating is limited. Total Wine & More is located at 1505 Hawthorne Boulevard at South Bay Marketplace in Redondo Beach. For more information, call 310-542-1460 or visit the website at www.totalwine.com.
The City of Gardena presents the fourth annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 28. The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Gardena City Hall with over eighty participating food, wine, cigar and other retail vendors. Attendees will enjoy a raffle and silent auction, musical entertainment, a cigar lounge and food and wine tasting coupons available for purchase. The festival features live entertainment by Kim Waters, Phil Berry and Andre Delano. There are three ticket options: $60 VIP Admission with table seating and wine vouchers, $30 Assigned Admission with assigned seating and $20 general Admission. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gardena Senior Citizen’s Day Care Center and Alzheimer’s Clinic. Tickets may be purchased at the Nakaoka Community Center located at 1670 West 162 Street or online here: http://www.gardenafoodwinecigarfestival.com/tickets.html. For more information, visit the website at http://www.gardenafoodwinecigarfestival.com/aboutus.html. Gardena City Hall is located at 1670 West 162 Street in Gardena.
Let’s try this again…. The Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale takes place Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique shopping destination is home to hundreds of exceptional shops, restaurants and services and located just steps from the Esplanade, Redondo’s signature stretch of Pacific coastline. Businesses will be offering an eclectic mix of extraordinary items and fabulous finds for every budget. Riviera Village is located within the triangle of Catalina Avenue from Palos Verdes Boulevard to Avenue I in South Redondo Beach. For more information, visit the website at http://www.rivieravillage.org/ or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RivieraVillage.
The El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the 37 Annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Expect five big blocks of fun with arts & crafts, rides, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, raffle prizes and more. El Segundo has a burgeoning food scene and local restaurants will be featuring the finest offerings from their kitchens as well as vendors from all over Southern California. The Richmond Street Fair is located on Richmond Street in Downtown El Segundo. The Fair will take place in the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Richmond Street and the west 100 and 200 blocks of Grand and Franklin Avenues. For more information, view the flyer here http://www.richmondstreetfair.com/.
September is National Yoga Awareness Month and Terranea Resort is partnering with LA Yoga and Find Bliss Magazine to host what is anticipated to be Los Angeles’ largest outdoor yoga gathering on Sunday, September 29. In addition to the special yoga day, Terranea will be offering complimentary yoga classes at the resort throughout the month. Seasoned yogis and beginners are invited to participate in the day, which will include yoga on the 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadow, led by Terranea’s fitness experts. The class will be held at 2 p.m. and will emphasize the most current moves and techniques. The event is open to the public and free of charge and attendees should bring a yoga mat. Following the class, participants are invited to enjoy refreshments at The Spa at Terranea and attend a trunk show featuring Lululemon and preview items available for the upcoming holiday season. Participants will receive a goody bag featuring a variety of products and special offers and be eligible for a drawing to win one of several prizes including a pair of Tieks and an overnight stay at Terranea Resort with a 60-minute spa treatment valued at $700. For more information about Terranea Resort, the outdoor yoga event or for complimentary class reservations, contact The Spa at Terranea at 310-265-2740. Terrenea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes. Visit the website at www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000.
Golden Heart Ranch presents the Golden Heart Race – An Urban Adventure on Sunday, September 29. The race is an exciting, urban scavenger hunt through the heart of Redondo Beach. Pull together a team, grab your ‘Rules of the Road’ and get ready to be challenged! At registration, each team of 4 to 6 people will receive their first clue and then the fun begins, following one clue to get to the next. Be prepared to face a series of obstacles, puzzles and clues. Check-in is from 12 to 12:45 p.m. with the race beginning promptly at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $75 per person and anyone over the age of 18 can participate. Participants should bring a digital camera. After the race, Golden Heart Ranch will host a Finish Line Party in the beautiful Bay Side Ballroom at the Portofino Hotel. There will be a band, raffle, silent auction, drinks and a delicious dinner. For all the details and registration, visit the website at http://goldenheartranch.org/j/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=81. The Portofino Hotel & Marina is located at 260 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach.
Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach presents the 11 annual Girl’s Night Out Fun-Raiser. The three night event takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, October 1 through October 3 at The Comedy & Magic Club. Reservations are now being taken for this just-for-ladies event that celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with an evening of fun and humor. Festivities begin each night at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of the bar and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, fabulous show, world class line-up of top comedians, raffle and lots of laughs. Opening night features the second annual Rock Your Pink costume contest. Tickets are $95 per person. Proceeds from this event will help fund free cancer support groups at CSC-RB. For additional information and reservations call 310-376-3550. To purchase tickets online, visit the website at www.cancersupportredondobeach.org. The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
It’s never too early to begin planning for your financial future and you’ll want experienced professionals with a proven track record and flawless reputation on your team. Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is the largest full-service accounting firm in the South Bay and they are dedicated to providing professional services of the highest quality. Give them a call at 310-542-0011 or visit the website at www.bcws.com. April 15 may have come and gone but there’s always next year!
As always, check the calendar links and ‘Things to Do’ page on my website, www.southbaybyjackie.com, for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.
On The South Bay Show this morning, our guests were Theresa Plakos and Rebecca Weintraub of Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach and they gave us the dish on the annual Girl’s Night Out Fun-Raiser taking place next week over three nights at The Comedy and Magic Club. Don’t worry, if you missed it, you can listen to the program here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/september-26-2013-cancer-support-community-redondo-beach/.
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!