Baywatch Community Calendar 5-5-22
Thursday, May 5
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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.
A weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress, is 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, May 6
Smarty Pants Storytime: Mother’s Day
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while learning school readiness skills. For children ages 2 to 5. The storytime is at 11 a.m. online. To register, go to the Teens & Kids section at lacountylibrary.org and click on Virtual Programming.
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Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.
“West Side Story”
It’s not too late to enjoy a live production of “West Side Story,” which opened April 29 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The remaining showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on May 6, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and 2 p.m. on May 8. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Saturday, May 7
Endless Summer Car Show
Classic cars will be on display 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Admission to the Endless Summer Car Show is free. For more information, email show coordinator David Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Service Day
In honor of Fire Service Day, the Los Angeles County Fire Department invites Hermosa Beach residents and others to visit Fire Station 100, 540 Pier Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guests can meet local firefighters and tour the station. Fire Service Day is an annual county event to showcase the department’s equipment.
Pets in the Park
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks will present Pets in the Park 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive. There will be a pet parade, blessing of the animals, pet adoptions, vaccinations and a taco truck. Admission is free, with donations welcome.
Shade Hotel at 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach is throwing its annual Kentucky Derby party at 1 p.m. Guests can enjoy mint juleps, Derby-inspired cocktails, champagne, small plates and appetizers. Admission is $20. For tickets and more information, go to southbayderby.com
Hearts of Hermosa
Hearts of Hermosa, a Hermosa Beach Education Foundation fundraiser, is returning after a two-year absence. Featuring dinner, drinks and live entertainment, the soirée is from 6-11 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. For tickets and more information, go to hbef.org.
Sunday, May 8
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The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
PV cacti, succulents show
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Gary Duke will show photos of 31 cacti genera and 15 succulent genera that he spotted in his travels in northern Argentina in November 2021. For more information, go to southcoast css.org.
Tuesday, May 10
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Caregiver Support Group
Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email
Celebrate Manhattan Beach
The Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach will present Celebrate Manhattan Beach on May 13 at Westdrift, a boutique hotel at 1400 Parkview Ave. The Rotarians have planned an evening of food and cocktail tasting, live and silent auctions, dinner and live music. It all gets underway at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to celebratemb.org.
A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Cancer Treatment
Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer this free workshop by Dr. Richard Palmer, a psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. The workshop is noon-1 p.m. on May 13 on Zoom. Participants will learn about the role of a psychiatrist in helping patients with the emotions of cancer. To join this virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
BeachLife Festival returns to Redondo Beach May 13-15. Weezer, Black Pumas, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, the Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow and other artists will be performing on stage at 239 N. Harbor Drive. For tickets and more information, go to beachlifefestival.com.
Tickets are on sale to Peninsula School of Performing Arts’ production of the ballet, “The Sleeping Beauty.” Showtimes are 7 p.m. on May 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 14, and 2 p.m. on May 15 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills. Each show will begin with performances of the school’s youngest dancers. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 17 and under. Tickets are available at the Norris Theatre box office or by calling 310-544-0403. For more information, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
El Segundo tribute concert
A free Linda Ronstadt tribute concert is set for May 21, 1-3 p.m., at Library Park at Main Street and Mariposa Avenue in El Segundo. Guests are welcome to bring picnics. The concert features Lisa Margaroli, who has worked with Heart, Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, Stevie Nicks. For more information, call the library reference desk at 310-524-2728
Chamber music concert
The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay’s 39th season continues May 22 with Andrew Bain, principal horn player of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concert, featuring works by Scarlatti/Tommasini, Strauss and Haydn, is 7 p.m. at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:15 p.m. and is free with paid admission. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com and click on Buy Tickets. For information about the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, go to mycosb.org.
Fiesta Hermosa returns Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. There will be some changes this year. Organizers are moving the carnival up the street to accommodate a full family-fun area that will have food, lemonade, activities, nonprofits and rides. The main stage is relocating from Pier Plaza to the beach. For more information, go to fiestahermosa.org.
Memorial Day ceremony
Community members are invited to a Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 30 at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. There will be reflections and remembrances, commentary and honors to all those who served and lost their lives in war. The keynote speaker is Capt. Rebecca E. Ore of the U.S. Coast Guard. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue hosted by the Redondo Elks Lodge #1378, 315 Esplanade. The barbecue is free to veterans and members of the military, police officers and firefighters. A $5 donation is requested from all other guests.
Master chorale concert
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will perform “Music from Across the Pond” at 7 p.m. on June 12 at Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The concert features works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. General admission is $35 and $20 for students. Free parking. For tickets, call Diana at 310-779-3072, email email@example.com, call the theater box office 310-781-7171 or go to LCMasterChorale.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go Pensym.org. ER