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Fun Reggae, a Book on MB and a Veterans Day Ceremony

Daddy Roots and the Groovers are back at Saint Rocke tonight, Magpie is hosting a book signing, and tomorrow there's a Veterans Day observance in MB for all generations! Yes, there's always something going on in MB.

If you have time tonight, get to Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach to catch Daddy Roots in action! Or, wander downtown to Magpie for a book signing.

On Friday, the city honors veterans with an 11 a.m. public ceremony. Be there!

1. Youngsters who attend Manhattan Beach public schools or American Martyrs Catholic Schools have Friday off in observance of Veterans Day. Their working parents may not since not all businesses and workplaces consider the day a paid holiday.

2. Banks and credit unions such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, Beach Business Bank, Opus Bank, Citibank, Luther Burbank Savings, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Citizens Business Bank, Union Bank, and the like, are closed on Friday for Veterans Day and open again on Saturday if Saturday is one of their normal operating days.

3. A free Veterans Day observance will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Monument on Veterans Parkway at 15th Street and Valley Drive. The Hyperion Outfall Serenaders will play live before the ceremony, which includes a "presentation of colors" that will be led by the City of Manhattan Beach Police Department Color Guard. MB Mayor Nick Tell will introduce dignitaries and make remarks. The ceremony will be moved inside the Joslyn Community Center, across the street at 1601 Valley Drive, in case of inclement weather.

Show up to honor all who have served our country!

4. You may have seen him at The Original Rinaldi's on Sepulveda Boulevard in Goat Hill, but Thursday night, the affable, good-humored and talented Daddy Roots will take the stage to play at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. The 8:30 p.m. gig will show Daddy Roots at his reggae best as part of "Roots. Rock. Thursdaze."

5. Magpie downtown is hosting a book signing Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate Manhattan Beach: A California Beach Town, by Jane Centofante and artist Gloria Judson. The book is a stroll through MB with more than 90 illustrations. Cookies and bubbly will be served.

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