Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 6-13-19

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Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach 23rd Annual Celebrate Wellness Food & Beverage Tasting Sunday, June 23 3:30 – 7 p.m. $175 per person. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palso Verdes Peninsula Get tickets art celebratewellness.org or call (310) 376-3550.

Thursday, June 13

Family connect

Family Connect Care new program for seniors. The only program in the South Bay with dementia care specialists conducting activities specifically designed for seniors with varying degrees of memory impairment, at no cost. Two sessions: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  1747 Greenwood Ave., Torrance. For more information,or to reserve a spot, phone (310) 383-1877 or email rose@familyconnectcare.com.

Relax and reconnect

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Victoria Birch, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, and sound and crystal healer. Participants will experience deep relaxation and reiki healing along with the primordial tones of the gong, gemstone and crystal alchemy singing bowls, and other ancient sound healing instruments. Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. at 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Crafty activity

Make something STEAM-y: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up. Free. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For information on library programs and services, call (310) 318-0675, option 5. Or visit redondo.org/library.

Gee, Wiz!

Step into the world of OZ with El Segundo Museum of Art’s Experience 41. Over 80 artworks and artifacts from L. Frank Baum’s original book and its inspired stories will be on display including all 40 books in the Oz series, and original framed illustrations by W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill and more. Exhibit runs through Sept. 21. Gallery hours: Thurs 1-8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed July 4 and Sept. 2. Free. 208 Main Street, El Segundo.

Parkinson’s Wellness

The Parkinson’s Wellness Program is for older adults having trouble moving due to Parkinson’s-like symptoms. Family and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Class is moderate to high intensity and intended for graduates of therapies from the Long Beach MemorialCare Outpatient Neurological Rehab Clinic. Meets Thursday afternoons from 12 – 1 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Free. Call (562) 933-9283 for more information.

Friday, June 14

Lunch and learn

Learn about the history of the State’s water sources, the District’s relationship with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the infrastructure challenges of imported water. The class will cover imported water supply. 12:30 p.m. West Basin Donald L. Dear Building, 17140 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson. Free onsite parking. Space is limited. For the full list of upcoming dates, topics and to RSVP visit westbasin.org/lunchandlearn. Questions and additional information can be emailed to info@westbasin.org.

Hard rain

South Bay’s favorite folk-rockers Andy & Renee and Hard Rain, play the music of Carole King’s Tapestry. Tickets $25 – $35 available online at grandvision.org or by calling (310) 833-4813. 8 p.m. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro.

Saturday, June 15

Best day

Best Day Foundation helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Help create a special day at the beach for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges. 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1100 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. To sign up or donate visit bestdayfoundation.org/ or call (800) 309-2815.

Protect what you love

Nothin’ But Sand beach clean up by Heal the Bay. Bring your own buckets, garden gloves, and a reusable water bottle. Be prepared to be outside for 2 – 3 hours. 10 a.m. – noon. George Freeth Way, Redondo Beach Pier, Tower Ruby. Beach weather can be unpredictable so dress in layers. Register at healthebay.org.

Celebrity lecture

Famous aviation artist and historian, Mike Machat, will share fascinating details of the challenges and scientific discoveries in this once mysterious realm of aviation. He will share images of these exotic aircraft along with descriptions of their missions, the hazards they faced, and of course, their technological triumphs. 11 a.m. Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance. Museum members free, non-members $10. For questions call (310) 326-9544 or visit wmof.com.

Playa party

Celebrate with “Top Chef” winners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts of Playa Provisions,marking 5 years of success in the South Bay with family-friendly activities including a bounce house, face painting, and music. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Free admission. Noon – 6 p.m. Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey. Call (310) 683-5019 or visit playaprovisions.com for more information.

Practice French

Both adults and teens are invited to improve French language skills through conversational practice. Participants should already know a little French to participate. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 2nd floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For information on library programs and services, call (310) 318-0675, option 5. For update info visit redondo.org/library.

Shark, baby 

Find out why sharks are so important to our ecosystem and why they need conservation and advocacy. Replace fear with facts and learn to love these misunderstood animals. $10 ages 5 and up, advanced registration is recommended. Raffle! 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The SEA Lab, 1021 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite/Shark Saturday!

Kickoff party

Come and meet the summer Aquatics staff and have a fun day in the sun. Free for the entire family. Water games, water balloon toss, swimming, and music. No food will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Begg Pool, 1402 N. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information visit citymb.info or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448. or Begg Pool (310) 802-5428.

Sunday, June 16

Let’s ride

Are you looking to learn how to ride a bike, but would like to do so in private? Sign up for one-on-one instruction with an REI Outdoor School cycling instructor. Customized instruction open to adults or kids aged 5 and up. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Sign up at rei.com/events/54059/how-to-ride-a-bike-one-on-one-instruction. $116 membres or $139 non-members.

Wednesday, June 19

The skin I’m in

Skin diseases can affect many parts of the body. Many are rare and could have a large impact on one’s quality of life. Learn more about how skin diseases are diagnosed and treated. 7 p.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. Free. No reservations required. Call (310)  for more information. For future lectures visit torrancememorial.org/Events.aspx.

Douglas by decade

Aviation artist, author, and historian Mike Machat will be speaking at Blue Water Grill, Redondo Beach. Machat currently serves as Curator for the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA. Originally from New York, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force before relocating to Los Angeles and earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. Hired by McDonnell Douglas as a technical illustrator, he rapidly advanced through the ranks to become Staff Artist and Corporate Representative, and actively lectures about the company today. Mike was elected first president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and is a 25-year flight-rated veteran of the U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Program. He painted murals at the Bob Hope Airport terminal in Burbank, CA, the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, and the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards AFB. Machat has four paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. 12 noon, Blue Water Grill, 665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach. Free.

Thursday, June 20

El Segundo art

El Segundo Art Walk (ESAW) displays artists’ works in businesses 5 – 9 p.m. in downtown and the Smoky Hollow districts. Featured artist is Shane Heath. Fun and free. Food trucks, live music and sponsored experiences. Printed maps will be available at most participating businesses or can be downloaded at elsegundoartwalk.com/map-2/. For info visit elsegundoartwalk.com.

White light night kick off

Join Walk With Sally for the annual White Light White Night Kick Off Party at 6 p.m. The evening will feature live music, sips, bites and the first chance to purchase White Light White Night tickets. $25 per person. 6 p.m. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. For information and ticket purchase visit the donate.walkwithsally.org/event/white-light-white-night-kick-off-2019/e236026/register/new/select-tickets.

Friday, June 21

Community awards

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 112th annual Redondo Beach Community Awards. The event will honor exceptional individuals and a non-profit organization in the community. $45 per person. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. RSVP visit web.redondochamber.org/events/112th-Annual-Community-Awards-Event-2588/details.

Festival of the Arts

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the South Bay Festival of the Arts.  Live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. Drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. General admission tickets are free, but you must register at eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-south-bay-festival-of-the-arts-torrance-ca-tickets-49342865840. For information visit torrancearts.org/festival.

Saturday, June 22

California Confederates

The Curious Tale of the Schooner J. M. Chapman and the Knights of the Golden Circle. Friends of Banning Museum invites the community to  “Keeping History Alive” lecture. 10 a.m. Banning Museum, 401 E. “M” Street, Wilmington. Free to museum members and children under 12. $5 non-members. For more details and to register call (310) 548-2005 or visit thebanningmuseum.org.  

Seal day

The 27th annual Seal Day is coming to San Pedro! Free event includes seal viewing, food trucks, live music, arts, plus a Halloween-in-June twist with Trunk-or-Treating and costume contests. Costume contest for those who come dressed for fun! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marine Mammal Care Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. For questions and information call (310) 548-5677 or visit MMCCLA.org.

Natives on sale

Tidy up your garden in time for outdoor summer fun. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the PV Land Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Plants sold on first-come, first-served basis. Visit pvplc.org for more information.

Sunday, June 23

Celebrate wellness

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach’s 23rd annual Celebrate Wellness Food & Beverage Tasting. Funds raised sustain the 200+ programs each month of support, education and hope that are offered to cancer patients and their loved ones. $175. Per person. Must be 21+ to attend. 3:30 – 7 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Purchase tickets at celebratewellness.org. For questions call (310) 376-3550.

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