Bay Watch Community Calendar 6-16-22

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Spotlight: The Roundhouse Aquarium is back with its second annual summer sand sculpture contest. Registration has opened for the competition dubbed Sunsational Sandcastles. The rules state that participants may build their sand sculpture on their own time at any location. They don’t even have to be near a beach. They’re welcome to build their sculpture at the nearest park or sandbox. Participants must upload one photo by 11 p.m. on July 24. Winners will be named on Aug. 17. The entry fee is $30, with funds raised going to the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs. For more information, go to 


Thursday, June 16

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.


Friday, June 17

Farmers Market 90254

Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.

The Gift of Anxiety 

Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer a free workshop led by psychologist Donna Ehlers from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn the benefits of embracing anxiety along with options for treatment. To join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at


Saturday, June 18

Torrance Beer Run

The Torrance Beer Run, part of L.A. Beer Week, kicks off Saturday, June 18 and runs through June 26. It is a self-paced tour of 12 breweries around the city of Torrance, with no actual running required. Attendees collect a stamp in their Beer Run passport from each stop and turn in a completed passport for a 2022 Torrance Beer Run t-Shirt. For more information, go to

Friends of the Library sale

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold its monthly sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Items on sale include books, DVDs, CDs, LPs and puzzles, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center. It’s west of the Veterans Memorial and across the street from the Alano Club. Weekday hours are Mondays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking is available in the community center parking lot. For more information, go to

Lecture series

Western Museum of Flight’s Celebrity Lecture Series continues with Kent Kresa, Northrop Grumman CEO emeritus. Kresa will share how his vision, diligence and keen business sense enabled him to guide the company through a complete restructuring and growth through accretion. The talk is at 11 a.m. The museum is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance. For more information, go to

LA Opera Talk

Join the Redondo Beach Public Library for a virtual LA Opera Talk. Opera educator Mary Johnston will highlight the women of opera who defy categorization and are bold, brave and influential. The talk, “Women in Opera You Don’t Want to Mess With,” is at 11 a.m. on Zoom. To sign up, go to the events calendar at

Live jazz music

Take a musical journey through different styles of jazz with a live performance in the meeting room at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. The performance, featuring guitarist Jacques Lesure and his band, is at 2 p.m. For more information, call 310-618-5959.


Sunday, June 19

Farmers Market 90277

The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to


Monday, June 20

How L.A. invented the backyard BBQ

Backyard grilling developed in the 1920s and by 1940 was a triumph. Join author and food scholar Charles Perry for a lecture on this culinary tradition at 6 p.m. on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email SBuehler@TorranceCA.Gov by June 17.

Pancreatic Cancer Networking Group

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free networking group facilitated by therapist Ruth Schriebman for those who have been newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, those in treatment, survivors, caregivers and family members. Participants will share and learn from one another. The group meets from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join this online group, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at


Tuesday, June 21

Farmers Market 90266

The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. For more information, go to


Wednesday, June 22

Book launch luncheon

{pages}: a bookstore is pleased to welcome author Julie Clark for a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Slay Italian Kitchen as she celebrates and discusses the publication of her new novel, “The Lies I Tell.” She will be in conversation with author Sara Sligar. Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Last Flight.” Attendees will receive a signed copy of Clark’s new book, plus an exclusive alternative ending to “The Last Flight.” They’ll also enjoy a three-course luncheon. Tickets are $85 and are available at


Thursday, June 23

Take Charge of Emotional Clutter

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free workshop presented by Louisa Gravelle, a certified professional organizer. Participants will learn to think small to do big things and discover the power of small actions to overcome chaos and create order. The workshop is from 11 a.m.-noon on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Shakespeare by the Sea 

Shakespeare by the Sea will mark its 25th season with a return to live productions. “Much Ado About Nothing” opens June 23, followed by “Romeo & Juliet” on June 30. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro June 23-July 9 and Aug. 5-6. The group will be touring July 10-Aug, 4, with stops in San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Encino, Mission Viejo, South Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana and Aliso Viejo. Times vary. For more information, including a complete schedule, go to



Redondo Village festival returns

The Riviera Village Summer Festival returns for its 44th year. Enjoy exhibitors, a beer garden, live music, rides, food and more June 24-26. The hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday June 26. The weekend features art, crafts, food and live music. For more information, go to

Summer Sunday Sounds 

Join the Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes on June 26 for its Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free, outdoor concerts take place on the church’s seaside patio and are open to all. June’s concert features fingerpicking guitarist Richard Smith, who has played with the likes of Chet Atkins. Bring your own picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the concert starts at 6:30. The church is at 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is provided. For more information, go to

BarryBob Invitational

The BarryBob Invitational, a beach volleyball tournament now in its 23rd year, is set for June 25 at Ninth Street and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. It starts at 9 a.m.

Peninsula Symphony concert

The Peninsula Symphony will perform works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and John Tower at its Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation Concert on June 26. The concert, featuring guest conductor David Cubek and 2020 Knox Competition winner pianist Mi-Hyun Suh, is at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320, email or go 

Artlife: Sketching and Painting

Cancer Support Community South Bay will host this free in-person workshop led by artist Vanessa Andrade from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on June 28 at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Andrade will instruct participants to sketch and paint different styles based on different artworks. Materials will be provided. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Hollywood Goes to the Library

Join film historian Annette Bochenek as she presents depictions of librarians and libraries in classic films using photos, video clips and stories at 6:30 p.m. on June 29 on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email MGeorge@TorranceCA.Gov by June 28. 

Physical Therapy for Female Urinary Incontinence

Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer this free workshop led by Sarah Shimanek, a board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on June 29 on Zoom. Participants will learn the benefits of physical therapy for urinary incontinence, particularly those with female anatomy after gynecological or breast cancers. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Summer Pops

Conductor Gary Berkson will lead the Peninsula Symphony in an evening of popular movie tunes interspersed with his colorful, engaging talks. The performance is 5 p.m. on July 31 at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact the symphony office at 310-544-0320 or, or visit ER


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