South Bay Community Calendar 7-18-19

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns to the oval track, better known as Valley/Ardmore this Sunday. SCNCA State Elite Championship races begin at 7 a.m. and are followed by the 2nd Annual Manhattan Beach Mile race at noon and kids races at 12:30. Live Oak Park, 1901 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. For information visit

Thursday, July 18

Art Walk

El Segundo Art Walk (ESAW) is an independently organized, self-guided art event. Creative businesses throughout Downtown El Segundo and Smokey Hollow transform their spaces to allow Los Angeles-based artists to showcase their work. Discover fine art, live music, great food and studio tours. Third Thursdays in Summer. 5 – 9 p.m. For more information and digital maps visit or 

Chamber hosts Harassment #2

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, a new California law (SB 1343) requires businesses employing five or more people to provide sexual harassment training to all of their employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees. The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents a two-hour employment law seminar that our business partners may use to satisfy their SB 1343 harassment training obligations. All employees may attend the first hour, which will cover the required anti-harassment curriculum, with a second hour for management to address the handling of harassment and other employment claims. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave. Free to chamber members or $10 (non-members. Register at or call (310) 545-5313. 

Energy Codes

Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Energy Codes certified master trainers Jeralyn Glass and Gina DeMasi. Glass and DeMasi will lead participants in using the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), an energy balancing, hands-on procedure, to reestablish the full healing potential of the body. Attendees will learn to build energetic circuits and to use the power of the mind to experience a happier, healthier and more successful lives. Advance registration required. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit

Rock around the block

The Torrance Historical Society’s 15th annual 1950s-style family summer event in celebration of Torrance’s All-American City Award. View vintage cars on display. Bop to ‘50s music by DJ Ozzie. Munch on burgers from In-N-Out Burger wagon (burgers served from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for a nominal fee). Play retro games, enter hula hoop or bubble gum blowin’ contests with prizes! 5 – 8 p.m. 1345 Post Ave., Torrance. For questions call (310) 328-5392 or visit 

Mothers little mushrooms 

Mushrooms for immunity, blood sugar, brain and beauty benefits of Maitake D-Fraction, Reishi, Tremella, Lion’s Mane, and others. Learn about new research on cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s and more. Free. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mothers Market, 1700 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Register on Eventbrite/Mushrooms for Health and Longevity. 

Friday, July 19

All Star

The All Star Comedy Festival features a collection of silent and sound short comedies from Hollywood’s golden age. It the perfect show to bring first-time visitors to Old Town Music Hall. Hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can. Fri. 8:15 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 regular admission. $8 seniors (62-plus). Tickets are on sale at the theater’s box office 30-minutes before each show time. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 322-2592 or visit 

Saturday, July 20 

Lawn art

Palos Verdes Art Center Artist Groups (PVACA) outdoor Malaga Cove Plaza Lawn Art Show. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, wearable art, photography, and more. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Malaga Cove Plaza, 36 Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Peninsula. 

Safety at sea

Safety at Sea seminar with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Richard Reinhardt. Get all the information you need to stay out on the water. Free. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. West Marine, 7 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Sign up required at Eventbrite/West Marine Hermosa Beach presents Safety At Sea Seminar. Questions? Call (310) 374-5242.

Music. Art. Food.

Manhattan Beach first-ever Stomping Grounds music and art festival that celebrates, supports and provides teen musicians and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent. The main purpose is to provide a positive, creative and professional environment for youth to express and develop their musical and artistic talents. 12 – 8 p.m. Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For questions email or call the Art Center at (310) 802-5440. 

Sunday, July 21

Grand Prix

The 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Bike Races at Live Oak Park. Chevron Hospitality Tent open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and at the Chevron Kids’ Zone from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. See world class bike racing, Manhattan Mile Running Race and enjoy great food right on the start/finish line. Cycling races begin at 7 a.m. Live Oak Park, 1901 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. For information visit

Monday, July 22

Free namaste

Beach Cities Health District Free Fitness Series with Mindful Yoga in the sand on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Mindful Yoga combines calming and stress-relieving yoga movements with a 10-minute guided meditation. Onsite registration opens at 6 p.m. Class starts at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dress in layers. Bring a towel and water. For future fitness series visit

Wednesday, July 24


With less than a three-day supply of most blood types available, the American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now to replenish the blood supply. Please take the time and donate your life saving plasma. 2 – 7 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. For questions and information about donating visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Music at The Point

Every wednesday in July and August enjoy free music at The Point. Kevin Sousa Band will be playing Beachy rock from 6 – 8 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 414-5280 or visit


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