Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide

The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide is the source for leisure activities and events throughout the South Bay!

On The South Bay Show this morning, our guest was Wayne Bradshaw. Wayne is the president of the South Bay Fly Fishers club—yes, you can fly fish right here in the South Bay! It was a fun and interesting show so if you have some time, check it out.

Are you ready for the Big One? Join millions of people who will drop, cover and hold at 10:18 a.m. Thursday in the 2012 Great California ShakeOut! Last year, more than 12.5 million people were registered in ShakeOut drills worldwide. The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer and better prepared before, during and after big earthquakes. The ShakeOut has been organized to encourage individuals, families, communities, schools, businesses and organizations to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies and to secure structures in order to prevent damage and injuries. It’s time to get ready. To register, visit the website at shakeout.org/california.

Plaza El Segundo presents the 2012 Halloween Family Fun Fest on Thursday from 10 a.m. through noon! Plaza El Segundo’s new Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too Kid’s Club encourages family time every third Thursday of each month. The kids club is free and open to pre-school age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and/or guardians. Everyone is invited to wear Halloween costumes, participate in Pumpkin Decorating and Trick-or-Treating at Plaza El Segundo in The Edge District. Pick up a complimentary Trick-or-Treat bag at registration. Families will also enjoy Music & Movement by Wondertree Kids, award-winning entertainer Suzanne Haring with The Soozie Show, Halloween story time, arts & crafts with Artlife Gallery, free samples from Pinkberry and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, hair and spa demonstrations by Snip-It’s Kids Salon, face painting and balloon animals. All new Kid’s Club members will receive a free membership card at the event that offers discounts and specials available in the shops and restaurants at Plaza El Segundo on the day of the Kid’s Club event. For more information, visit the website at plazaelsegundo.com. Plaza El Segundo Shopping Center is located in El Segundo at Rosecrans Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard.

Diners at the Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach will enjoy an extra level of service on Thursday when law enforcement officers and professional staff from the Manhattan Beach Police Department partner with the restaurant’s staff for the ‘Tip-A-Cop’ fundraiser. The evening is intended to not only provide guests with a memorable dining experience and exceptional service, but to also collect tips and donations to benefit Special Olympics. ‘Tip-A-Cop’ is a fun and entertaining way for the community to meet their local police officers and Special Olympic Athletes. All tips are a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics, which provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bay Area. It’s sure to be a fun evening and it doesn’t get any more local than this! Make your reservations now for ‘Tip a Cop’ at Tin Roof Bistro—call 310-939-0900. For more information on the Special Olympics, contact Eloise Crawford, Regional Director at 310-400-3120.

Cruise at the Beach happens every Friday night through the end of October with vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. The evening also features trivia, trophies and a raffle. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 N. Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. Take a stroll through the parking lot and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles. If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438. The Cruise finishes up for the season in two weeks so if you haven’t been there this summer, make a point to stop by and say hello to Larry!

The El Segundo Public Library presents the new fall season of the popular Concerts in the Library series which kicked off Sept. 15 and continues through December. This free series is open to the public and features classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different ethnic raditions. The concerts take place in the Friends of the Library Room on the third Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. and will include light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. This month, Concerts in the Library presents Island Breeze – Lokelani: Rhythm of the Islands, an afternoon of the music, instruments and songs of the many varied islands of the Polynesian culture. This trio is one of the best known exponents of traditional and modern Polynesian music in Southern California with a well-deserved reputation as being part of a multi-award winning Polynesian review. The performance takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The El Segundo Public Library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Ave. in El Segundo. For a complete list of shows and other information, call 310-524-2728 or visit the website at elsegundo.org/library.

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.

The South Bay Show presents Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay. This very instructive program airs every Friday morning on Blog Talk Radio at 7 a.m. Our guest this Friday morning is John Clouse. John is with the military and is an expert on emergency/disaster preparedness. It will be an interesting and informative hour so tune in! You can listen to it live or at your leisure online.

Have a great South Bay weekend!


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