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  • South Bay Easter Events 2017

    Posted on April 4th, 2017 acimetta No comments
    In the South, Bay, a young girl holding an easter basket runs around the park looking for easter eggs. More kids in the background.

    Happy Girl at Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter is just around the corner, offering a lot of fun activities in the Beach Cities for your younger kiddos! Easter egg hunts are a blast and one of the best photo ops of the year. And Easter is always a great opportunity to get dressed up and treat the family to a fancy brunch. Here’s what’s happening in the South Bay:

    El Segundo

    You’ll have to grab your swim goggles to enjoy El Segundo’s Underwater Eggstravaganza at the Plunge. The underwater egg hunt starts at 7 PM on Friday, April 14 and costs $5 at the door. The Plunge swimming facility is located at 219 West Mariposa Avenue.

    Additionally, on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 to11 AM, the El Segundo Recreation and Parks Department hosts their annual FREE Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza. Crawlers and Walkers and 2 to 4 year-olds start the hunt at 10 AM, 5 years and up at 10:30 AM. Recreation Park is located at 401 Sheldon St. For more information, call (310) 524-2700.

    Manhattan Beach

    You can find the Easter Bunny at the Downtown Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, April 11. Take a train ride, hunt for eggs, get your face painted and get some photos with your favorite furry friend. Bring your own camera as there will be no photographer! Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. For more info, check out their Facebook page.

    Enjoy a relaxing and decadent Easter brunch Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach on Sunday, April 16 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Treat yourself to a gourmet buffet at Shade’s contemporary restaurant and lounge, zinc@Shade. Additional fun for the kiddies includes crafts and an Easter egg hunt. For additional information and to make reservations, visit their Facebook event page or call 310-546-4995.

    Redondo Beach

    The South Bay Galleria’s Spring Fling Event will be held Saturday April 8 from 11 AM to 1 PM. This FREE family event includes balloon arts, prize baskets, a dance floor, face painting and more! You can also have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny to take home in a special frame. For more details click here. The South Bay Galleria is located at Hawthorne and Artesia.

    Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will have a fabulous Easter brunch! The grownups can enjoy a mimosa, sunshine, and a gourmet buffet at the Sea Level restaurant, while the kids partake in holiday activities, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt. Sunday, April 16 from 9 AM to 3 PM. For more info and to make reservations, call (310) 921-8950.

    Palos Verdes Peninsula

    The city of Rancho Palos Verdes hosts their Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 15. For kids ages 1-8, there will be photos, prizes and of course an appearance by the Big Bunny! The fee is $15 per child, click here to register. At Ladera Linda Community Center, 32201 Forrestal Dr.

    Terranea Resort will host a luxurious Ballroom Brunch and Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday, April 16. Kids have their own buffet stations, and afterwards there will be a petting zoo, music, arts and crafts, and of course an egg hunt! Of course, you can always enjoy the views of the South Bay from the cliffs of Terranea! For further info and ticket purchase, click here. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

    St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church hosts a Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. A bouncy castle, snacks, games, crafts, and an egg hunt are all part of this FREE family event. From 10 AM to noon. 26825 Rolling Hills Rd in Rolling Hills Estates. For additional info, you can call (310) 377-2825.

    In Palos Verdes Estates, the Neighborhood Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 16 at 10 AM. The hunting happens between services on the south lawn. Gather up the whole family for this FREE event. For additional information, call 310-541-8485. The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo Del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.

    Lomita

    The city of Lomita welcomes you and your family to Breakfast with Bunny on Saturday April 15 from 8:00 AM. to 9:00 AM at Lomita Park. For $10 per family you will have pastries, coffee, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. An Easter Egg Hunt follows at 9:30 AM for all kids under 14. Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Ave.

    Afterwards, the Lomita Railroad Museum will also host an egg hunt at 12:30 PM, followed by Easter arts and crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $10 per family. Call (310) 326-6255 for more information. 2137 250th St.

    Torrance

    Del Amo Fashion Center will have The Bunny Photo Experience through Saturday, April 15. For $10 kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and get a fun and memorable photo to take home. Make your appointment with Bunny here.

    The City of Torrance will celebrate Easter on Saturday, April 15 from 9 AM to noon. This special program includes breakfast, a cookie decorating station, pics with Bunny, and a special performance by Buster Balloon! Breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 AM and seating is limited. Tickets are $20. For more information and tickets, click here. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive.

    Connection Point Church will hold their annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 10 AM to noon at Wilson Park. This FREE event offers a whopping 75,000 easter eggs to find for kids ages 0-12, live music, face painting, bounce houses, relay games and a photo booth. For further info call (310) 326-0276 or click here. Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.

    Have some FREE Easter cookies and celebrate Easter at Torrance Bakery on Sunday, April 16 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Sponsored by the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association, you can participate in a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny and take selfies with Mr. & Mrs. Bun. Torrance Bakery is located at 1341 El Prado Ave.

    San Pedro

    How would you like to have Easter breakfast aboard a real battleship? Well, here’s your chance as the Battleship Iowa holds this unique event on Sunday, April 16. Have breakfast like a real sailor in the mess hall and pet some critters in the petting zoo. The Easter Bunny will be hanging around from 10 AM to 4 PM. The cost of $45 per adult, $35 for youth, and $11 for children includes ship’s admission and self guided tour. Click here for tickers and additional info.

    Gardena

    On Saturday, April 15 at the Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena, breakfast and crafts offered from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM, and an Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 AM. The little ones can enjoy a puppet show at 10:45. Pre-sale tickets for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny cost only $5 and are available at the Nakaoka Community Center. Tickets at the door will be $7. The Center is at 1670 West 162 Street, Gardena.

     

    Whatever you decide to do, the South Bay and its Beach Cities has a ton of activities for you and your family to enjoy. Happy Easter!

    Young boy in the South Bay sprawled out in the grass with a big smile on his face pointing to his Happy Easter sign on a chalk board.

    Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  • Redondo Beach Movie Night

    Posted on October 9th, 2015 acimetta No comments

    Anderson Park Baseball Field in North Redondo

    What to do on Friday night in Redondo Beach?

    There’s still time to head over to Lincoln Elementary in North Redondo Beach and enjoy a family movie night on the baseball field. Food trucks, friends & fun!!

  • What To Do in Early June

    Posted on May 29th, 2015 acimetta No comments

    Looking for things to do in or out of South Bay in the upcoming weeks?  Add some of these events to your life and spice up your summer. Enjoy!

    For full even details and information click on links.

    June 3rd-7th:  Art Exhibition: Been There-Done That-Doing This :Featuring a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings executed by Jim Murray over the last four decades.

    June 6thVolleyball Ventures Tournament: Our favorite Beach Sport!

    June 7th: Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival: Previously known as The Hermosa Beach Art Walk

    June 8thHermosa Beach Singles Fiesta Love & Key Party: Meet & Mingle!

    June 10thRock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip: Love the beach life but let’s not forget about Hollywood!

    June 13thUSAV Jr. Beach Tour HB Open: More of our favorite Beach games!

    June 13th&14thSpecial Olympics Hands Project: Add your handprints to the new portable wall celebrating the Special Olympic World Games.

  • Manhattan Beach Christmas Fireworks Dec 2013!!!

    Posted on December 9th, 2013 acimetta No comments

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Manhattan Beach Fireworks were last night on the Manhattan Beach Pier. It was tons of fun like always. Lots of friends and families camped out on the street singing Christmas carols, playing in the snow park, drinking hot chocolate, and having a blast. The fireworks show is always choreographed to Christmas music. It’s one of my favorite days of the year and it’s one of the reasons why I love where I live! #ManhattanBeachFireworks

  • South Bay Environmental Services Center HHW/E-Waste Collection

    Posted on September 19th, 2013 acimetta No comments

    This Saturday, September 21st from 9 am – 3 pm, there is a household hazardous waste collection at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the West Maintenance Building Parking Lot. The address is 24501 South Figueroa Street.

    Sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and the Department of Public Works. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.
    THINGS YOU CAN BRING…
    • Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Paint, Paint Thinner
    • Turpentine, Cleaners with Acids or Lye
    • Pesticides and Herbicides
    • Household and Car Batteries
    • Old Computers and Television Sets
    • Sharps or Used Needles
    • Expired Pharmaceuticals and Mercury Thermometers

    HOW TO PREPARE…
    • In general there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
    • Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
    • Be prepared to leave your containers.
    • Do not mix products together.

    For more information, call THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICTS at 800.238.0172

  • Upcoming Events in Manhattan Beach

    Posted on November 8th, 2012 acimetta No comments

    Mark Your Calendars for Manhattan Beach’s 18th Holiday Open House and 23rd Annual Pier Lighting, 26th Annual Family Holiday Crafts Night, and the Holiday Fireworks Festival. See details below:

    Nov. 14th: 18th Holiday Open House and 23rd Annual Pier Lighting

     The Holiday Open House is your downtown local restaurants’, retail stores’ and businesses’ way of saying thank you to customers and community for their support and patronage throughout the year. Come celebrate the annual Holiday Open House together with the City of Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting Ceremony. Downtown merchants will be open until 9:00 PM and are sure to offer some distinctive gifts and intriguing offers this holiday season. Restaurants will be serving their original menus and some sampling is sure to get your palette started for an evening of wonderful food.

    The evening includes:

    • 6:00 PM Pier Lighting Ceremony with live entertainment
    • Mayor will flip the switch at 7:00 PM and illuminate the Pier with holiday lights
    • Carolers and strolling musicians throughout the entire downtown
    • Santa and his helpers

    Bring your kids and don’t forget your shopping list.

    Enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining all at one great location, Downtown Manhattan Beach.

    Dec 2nd: 26th Annual Family Holiday Crafts Night

    The Afterschool REC program would like to invite you to attend the 26th Annual Family Holiday Crafts Night and Open House. This event will be a showcase of the Afterschool REC Program. Play, Nature, Exercise, Positive Spaces, Gathering Places, and Forever are the themes of the night. Come and celebrate family fun times, feed off of the positive energy and exercise your mind as you paint or glue. This is a gathering space for you and your family to play and have some good old fashion fun. There will also be some holiday goodies and hot cocoa!

    For more information contact:

    Dec 9th: Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival

    The Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival is held at the Pier every year in December. This year’s Fireworks Festival will take place on December 9, 2012 and will include the following events:

    • 4:00 PM – Skechers Snow Park opens
    • 4:00 PM – Michael Stars Bounce Park opens
    • 4:00 PM – Chamber’s Santa arrives and greets kids
    • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Local Bands lead holiday sing-a-long 
    • 7:00 PM – Fireworks Show choreographed to seasonal music

    Bring blankets, beach chairs and coolers to pick a spot for the spectacular show.

    The Holiday Fireworks are expected to go forward, rain or shine, on Sunday. 

  • Hermosa Beach Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    One of my other favorite activities in Hermosa is the firemen’s breakfast on Sunday morning. Go meet the local firemen as they make you pancakes, sausage, fruit and coffee to help raise money for multiple charities. Location: Hermosa Beach Fire Department at 540 Pier Avenue.

  • What You Need to Know – Hermosa Beach Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted on May 27th, 2011 acimetta No comments

    Come enjoy Fiesta Hermosa from May 28 – 30th from 10 am to 6 pm. Live music, food court, Wine & Beer Garden, tons of vendors & Kiddie Carnival! Parking is difficult to say the least so if you are a local, ride your bike. Hermosa offers free bike valet from 10 am – 6:30 pm. My favorites are the tri-tip, fresh lemonade and chocolate covered strawberries (if available).