Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 2-6-2020

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Flora & Fauna, an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. Opening Reception Saturday, February 8th at 6 – 9 p.m. Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes.

Thursday, February 6

Tax update

Seminar and networking lunch regarding the latest tax updates. Sylvia Gayed will share helpful tips. 12:30 – 2 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Chamber members free, non-members $20. RSVP at Manhattanbeachchamber.com.

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Pain caregivers workshop

A self-care program for family caregivers who are involved with providing care to children or adults with chronic conditions. 10:30 a.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Free. Sign up at bchd.org/classes-workshops. For more information call (310) 374-3426, ext. 256. 

H.E.L.P. eldercare Workshop

Health and Eldercare Law Programs present a series of workshops to empower adults and their families. Staying in Charge of Your Healthcare and Finances. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For updated information visit redondo.org/library. For more information on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs. 

Friday, February 7

Restart and Reboot

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Duncan Tooley, medical hypnotist, artist and author. Tooley will focus on goal setting for the New Year by discovering and altering limited beliefs that hinder desired results. A healthy lunch will be provided by The Spot vegetarian restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required.  1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Saturday, February 8

Habitat California

Palos Verdes Art Center presents Habitat California: Flora & Fauna, an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. Over 80 artworks in wide-ranging styles and media, including plein air landscape paintings, botanical drawings, and sculpture as well as video and internet art. Opening reception 6 – 9 p.m. Free to attend. Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. For information visit pvartcenter.org. 

Estate planning & investing

Do-it-yourself estate planning and investing may be appealing, but can be complicated. Learn what might work, what usually doesn’t work and the hidden costs and lost opportunities. RSVP required. 9 – 11 a.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. Call (310) 517-4728 or visit torrancememorial.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event=400. 

Poetry Workshop

Seasoned poets and beginners welcome. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For updated information visit redondo.org/library. For more information on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs. 

April fools

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Foolish Love” at the Pier Avenue Second Story Theater (Inside Community Center), 710 Pier Avenue. Directed by Valerie Gorsuch and Sandy Marchese. Based on suggestions from the audience. $10 general admission and $8 Seniors. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call (310) 318-1705 or visit AprilsFoolsImprov.com.

Art show and lecture

Artist Steve Shriver’s “My Death Waits There, will be on display at the Palos Verdes Library District Peninsula Center Library. A show of paintings completed 2016, after a car ran him over and almost ended his ride. Reception follows following a brief history lecture. 2 – 4 p.m. Peninsula Center Library Foyer, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. For more information on PVLD’s Art in Our Library and the program visit pvld.org.

It’s sacred

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for a nature walk down the coastal bluff to the tide pools. Strenuous walk. 2 p.m. Park in lot at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes. (Parking $6). Free. Sign up at pvplc.org. 

Farm fresh

The Palos Verdes Farmers Market takes place on the second Saturday of every month behind Valmonte Early Learning Academy. Farm fresh eggs, fresh veggies, jam, jellies and baked goods. This month’s craft is devoted to Valentine’s Day. Hot chocolate or lemonade served (depending on the weather). Ask about the Adopt a Chicken Program. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Valmonte Farm and Garden, 3801 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates. For questions call (310) 328-8076 or visit facebook.com/palosverdesfarmersmarket.

Practice Italian 

Adults and teens are invited to this program. Improve your Italian language skills through conversational practice under the guidance ofItalian-speaking facilitator Patrizio Grifoni.  Participants should already know some Italian. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For updated information visit redondo.org/library. For more information on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs. 

Saturdays, February 15 & 22

Gals starting over

Joining the workforce or changing careers? Gals Starting Over will help you build your job search skills, create a networking plan, update your resume and LinkedIn profile, plus practice interviewing and work with a job coach. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (with an 8:45 a.m. check-in). Free. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach. Register at GalsStartingOver.org/events or Eventbrite. 

 

Sunday, February 9

Jazz club

The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club meets from 1 – 5 p.m. $12 admission, free parking on the street. All interested musicians and listeners are welcome. No charge for musicians that agree to play. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th Street, San Pedro. For more info call Jerry Goodman at (310) 980-4026.

Through Tuesday, February 11

Women’s golf

The 25th annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge is scheduled at Palos Verdes Golf Club. The top eight schools in Golfweek’s latest women’s collegiate rankings including #1 Stanford, #2 Arizona St, #3 USC, #4 Texas, #5 Wake Forest, #6 Kent St, #7 Florida and #8 Arizona. As usual, Ohio State and Coach Therese Hession will be the hosts. Free. 1st round tee times begins at 9 a.m. Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. For questions call the Pro Shop at (310) 373-8659.

Mental health

Help someone who may be experiencing a mental health challenge. Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. Led by BCHD Chief Programs Officer Kerianne Lawson. 6 – 8 p.m. Free. Wave Church, 730 11th St., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 374-3426, x243, or email bluezonesproject@bchd.org.

Monday, February 10

Families connected

A free weekly support group provided in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, Thelma McMillen Center, and South Bay Families Connected. Wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Trying to manage student stress? Seeking guidance around social media and technology? All parents throughout the South Bay are welcome. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach.

Spectra

LGBTQ+/Queer Young Adult Group every Monday night at the South Bay LGBTQ Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 7 – 9 p.m. Community input is important and wanted. Looking for individuals to help shape this developing group. This group welcomes all LGBTQ+/Queer young adults between the ages of 20-39. Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away). For questions call (310) 328-6550 or visit southbaylgbtcenter.org. 

Dish garden

Jackie Coppin will demonstrate the making of a dish garden. 9:30 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Door prize, a plant raffle, tasty refreshments, and friendly faces. The meetings are open to the public. If you would like to tour the Botanic Garden later, there is an entrance fee for non-members. Adults $9, Students & Seniors $6. 

Tuesday, February 11

Drum and dance

Dance with Teresa as she explores the cultural differences in musical movement and style of African dance. Everyone will participate because in African dance even the spectators are part of the performance. Suitable for all ages with an adult caregiver. No ticket needed. 10:30 a.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (562) 940-8462.

Through Wednesday, February 12

Fashion show

Palos Verdes High School Project Runway Fashion Show. Fashions will be featured from local South Bay boutiques. Tickets on sale at pvhsprojectrunway.com and at the door. $15. 7 p.m. MPR at Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden Rd., Palos Verdes Estates. All proceeds benefit the Make-A- Wish Foundation Greater Los Angeles. Contact Marissa Trevett (Club Advisor) at trevettm@pvpusd.net. 

Create a community

Beach Cities Health District Families Connected Speaker Series. “How to Create a Community that Embraces Everyone”, featuring Dr. Darin Earley and a youth panel from Mira Costa and Redondo Union High School. All South Bay parents, caregivers, and teens are welcome to join this free event. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Space is limited. Register at southbayfamiliesconnected.org/events/darin-earley.

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