Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 10-18-18

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The Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food trucks, DJ, face painting and lots of art activities for kids. For additional information visit hermosafinearts.com.

Thursday, October 18

Happy hour

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum presents the October Happy Hour with History speaker Ken Poston, the founder and director of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute. A former professor of Jazz at CSU Long Beach, Ken is currently serving as the General Manager for KSDS in San Diego. Ken is a recognized Jazz historian, and will be speaking about the history of Jazz at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Admission is free to HBHS members, or $10 at the door for non-members. Tickets and memberships can be purchased or renewed at the door. 6 – 8 p.m. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.

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Friday, October 19

Thru Saturday, October 27

Oktoberfest

Alpine Village is the home of the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. It is the longest running Oktoberfest in Los Angeles. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Paulaner. 6 – 12 p.m. Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For a complete Oktoberfest schedule visit alpinevillagecenter.com/oktoberfest/. For questions call (310) 327-4384.

Star Wars

Celebrate Star Wars Reads this month by joining in an art activity event. Use The Force and your imagination to create character puppets, Yoda ears, Princess Leia buns and much more. Ages 4-12. Free. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Questions call (310) 545-8595 or visit lacountylibrary.org/events/star-wars-reads-art-activity/.

Ha-ha halloween show

Mummies, daddies, ghouls and boys will howl with laughter at the zany mirth, magic and mischief of Abbit The Average. With magic, juggling and audience participation, you can be sure there are plenty of tricks and treats in this show. For children and families. Free. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Questions call (310) 379-8475. For a list of library events visit lacountylibrary.org/hermosa-beach-library/.

Saturday, October 20

Water harvest

West Basin Municipal Water District Water Harvest bringing the community together with water education, stage shows, games, and kids costume contest. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo. For event details visit westbasin.org/waterharvest.

Thru Sunday, October 21

Fine arts

The Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival brings a weekend of fine art for exhibition and sale to the community of Hermosa Beach. Featuring 100 booths of juried artist works, an outstanding student art exhibition, face painting and art activities for kids, DJ music, and food trucks. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For additional information visit hermosafinearts.com.

Live Mini Steamers

The Southern California Live Steamers are running from noon – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. For questions and ticket information call (310) 328-0236 or visit southernalifornialivesteamers.org.

Art & wine

St. Francis Episcopal Church Art & Wine Event features an art sale, silent auction, food stations, wine tasting, craft breweries and a live jazz band. Tickets are $40 per person in advance in the church office, $50 at the door. 6 – 9 p.m.  Parish Hall, 2200 Vía Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. Price includes all food and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the mission and ministries of St. Francis Episcopal Church. For information and to purchase tickets call (310) 375-4617 or visit stfrancispv.org.

Blues fest

Ragin Cajun Blues Festival featuring Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Reverend Tall Tree, Davy Knowles, Eric Sardinas & Big Motor. Famous Cajun style BBQ, Bayou favorites and specialty desserts. Local vendors, beer, wine and beverage stands, fun games and entertainment throughout the day. All guests receive a goodie bag with gifts from vendors and sponsors. 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 245 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For tickets visit RaginCajunBluesFest.com or at Ragin Cajun Cafe, 525 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach.

The force awakens

Celebrate Star Wars Reads week at the Hermosa Beach Library. A special after hours and interactive movie screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Copyright Walt Disney Pictures, PG-13) Star Wars trivia, snacks and prizes. Costumes encouraged. All ages, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Parents: Please be advised that food will be served at this program, ingredient information will be provided upon request. Free. 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Questions call (310) 379-8475.

Household hazard

Bring your household hazardous waste (HHW) to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Parking Lot at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Redondo Beach residents and businesses only. Proof of residency required. Business hazardous waste will not be accepted. For more information call (310) 318-0686 x4136, or visit redondo.org/depts/public_works/recycling/household_hazardous_waste/default.asp.

Pumpkin fest

Come in costume and take pictures of your ghosts, goblins and little ones in the pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to pet our chickens or other farm animals at the Petting Zoo. Face painting and a pallet maze. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. International Garden Center, 155 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call the Center at (310) 615-0353. Visit igardencenter.com.

Sunday, October 21

13 artists

Take the chance to feel inspired by this eclectic art exhibit. All mediums and art styles are featured in this exhibition, presenting the latest works by these fantastic artists. Come dressed in costume, expect some Halloween surprises. Artists’ reception 6 – 9 p.m. Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo. For information call Art Director Vanesa Andrade at (310) 938-2511.

Shade turns 2

Celebrate the second anniversary and Oktoberfest at Shade Redondo Beach. DJ, authentic German food, drinks, and contests. Costumes are strongly encouraged. 3 – 6:30 p.m. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Tickets $25-$50. Available at eventbrite. For any questions call (310) 921-8940.

Tuesday, October 23

Medicare 101

Attend the free Medicare 101 with the local Medicare expert, Samuel Schwartz. Get the answers you need to make educated decisions regarding your Medicare options for the upcoming year and learn about any changes that will affect you. Bring any and all questions. 10 a.m. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Questions call (310) 318-0280 or visit Hermosabch.org.

Wednesday, October 24

Costume party

Join in an evening of Halloween festivity at the Hermosa Five-O celebration. Dinner, entertainment, and prizes. $5 for non-members, $3 for members. 4:30 – 6 p.m. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. RSVP by calling (310) 318-0280 by October 23rd. Hermosabch.org.

We’re going to Mars again

In case you missed it, come suit up for the first manned mission to Mars. There will be a virtual reality simulation and we will explore the mysterious Red Planet. Free. For adults and teens 13 and up. Sessions are on a first come, first served basis and are one at a time, lasting approximately 10 minutes. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call the children’s information desk (310) 318-0675 option 6.

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