About Town in Redondo Beach: April 18 – 24

Beryl talent show

Beryl Heights Elementary is having a talent show on Friday, April 19, at the Redondo Union High School auditorium from 6 p.m. Altogether there will be 60 acts performed by 100 students. The show is free, made possible by the PTA budget, sponsorships, and DVD sales.

Walk Together Week

Next week, from April 22 to April 28, Blue Zones is challenging Redondo residents to participate in Walk Together Week. You and your colleagues could win prizes – like gift certificates, T-shirts, and food – for being the most active group, the largest group, the group with the most spirit, or the most creative group. To win, email your group’s walking photos to CarrieAnne.Blevins@healthways.com by April 26.

Women of distinction

Photo courtesy of Mickey Marraffino

Photo courtesy of Mickey Marraffino

Michaela “Mickey” Marraffino of Redondo Beach was one of 12 women recognized for their “extraordinary achievements” by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi in honor of Women’s History Month.

As the West Coast regional marketing director for Forest City Enterprises, Marraffino oversees marketing operations for more than five shopping centers, including the South Bay Galleria.

“I am very grateful and fortunate to have such amazing women in District 66 that serve as role models to everyone in our community,” Muratsuchi said. “Their tireless efforts with civic and community endeavors are invaluable and they serve as shining examples of selfless giving.”

Women in comedy

On Tuesday, April 23, headline comedian Katt Williams will join a host of female comediennes onstage at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The Females in Comedy showcase performances will benefit non-profit organization A Nickel of Hope, Inc – Girlz Club. Tickets are $35 at the door. For more information, visit inglewoodtickets.com or www.femalesincomedyconvention.com.

Earth Day celebrations

Grades of Green is doing a beach clean-up on April 21, and hosting an Earth Day Festival at Madison Elementary on May 4. The City of Redondo Beach and the SEA Lab on Harbor Drive are co-hosting an Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. There will be a beach clean-up, composting workshop, games and prizes.

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