Bay Watch Community Calendar 7-14-22

Some of the world’s top bicyclists will compete for an $8,000 purse at the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday, July 24. Photo by Ray Vidal


Chevron Manhattan Grand Prix 

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, one of the oldest professional bicycling races in the country, takes place Sunday, July 24. Local racing legend Ted Ernst and the South Bay Wheelmen founded the race in 1962, the year he opened Ted’s Manhattan Cycles.  Chevron has been the title sponsor for the past 30 years. Over 600 racers from six continents will compete in nine races, including a kids race, ages 2 to 12, at 12:30 p.m. The women’s Pro 1-3 starts at 1 p.m. The Men’s Pro 1-2 starts at 2 p.m. The Manhattan Mile Run for Education will start at noon. Chevron will match up $10,000 in run registration fees, benefiting the MB Ed Foundation. The 1.4 mile bike course runs counter clockwise along Valley and Ardmore drives, starting at Live Oak Park. Food, bike vendors and the Chevron Kids Zone will be available for spectators. For more information, visit


Shakespeare in Polliwog Park

Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Polliwog Park on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, performing “Romeo and Juliet” the first day and “Much Ado About Nothing” the second. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and admission is free. Polliwog Park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. This summer marks Shakespeare by the Sea’s 25th season. The group is touring through 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. For more information, go to

Where’s Waldo in Manhattan

Waldo is hiding in 25 local businesses in downtown Manhattan Beach. Stop by Waldo headquarters at Pages: a bookstore at 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach to get started. When you spot Waldo at any of the participating businesses, go inside to collect a store stamp or signature. Once you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, take them to Pages to claim a Waldo temporary tattoo and a $1 off coupon (limited to the first 125 Waldo-spotters). The search for Waldo began July 1 and ends July 29. For more information, call 310-318-0900.

Summer concerts at Manhattan Village

Summer Concerts have returned to Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. There’s live music 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in The Plaza, through Aug. 25. No outside food or beverages permitted. Guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, go to

Summer concerts at The Point

The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly music series, 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday from through Sept. 28. Every week features a new musician or band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. The Point is located at 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, go to


Thursday, July 14

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, July 15

Farmers Market 90254

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


Saturday, July 16

Friends of the Hermosa Library book sale

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Bookstore holds its monthly Saturday sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include books, DVDs, CDs and LPs, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., west of Pacific Coast Highway and the Veterans Memorial, and across the street from the Alano Club. Parking and access are available in the Community Center parking lot next to the tennis courts and skateboard park. The bookstore’s regular hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. For more information, go to

Studebakers, Packards at the Zimmerman

The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo will hold a Studebaker and Packard car show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with food and music. The museum is located at 610 Lairport St. For more information, call (310) 909-0950 or go to

George Freeth returns to Redondo

Join Patrick Moser at the Redondo Beach Main Library as he talks about his new book, “Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room. The library address is 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.

K9’s at Sea Hawk Stadium

The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association will hold its annual Police Canine Demonstration at Sea Hawk Bowl at Redondo Union High School, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. There will be a public education safety fair from 1-3 p.m., followed by the K-9 demonstration from 3-5 p.m.


Sunday, July 17

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

City Bombers at the Auto Museum

The Crown City Bombers with Lil Mo & The Dynaflos will be at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo for the museum’s all-ages summer concert series. There will be food trucks, a full bar, music memorabilia and clothing vendors. The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with the show at noon. Pre-sale tickets are $15. Day-of admission is $20. The museum is located at 610 Lairport St. For more information, call (310) 909-0950 or go to

Cactus talk

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s July speaker is Gary Duke, who will give a presentation on northern Argentina cacti and succulents. He recently visited the region. The meeting is at 1 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, go to

Big band music

Webster’s Unabridged Big Band will be at The Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes for the church’s Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free concerts take place over the summer months and are open to everyone. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the show starts at 6:30. The church address is 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is provided. For more information, go to


Tuesday, July 19

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

Cancer Support: Cannabis as Medicine

Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free workshop, led by nurse Elisabeth Mack, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn how cannabis works as medicine. Different forms of cannabis, modes of use and advantages of each mode for cancer patients will be discussed. To join the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at


Thursday, July 21

Easy Summer Nutritional Meals 

Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Lilly Padilla, a certified integrative nutrition coach, author and cancer survivor. Participants will learn to create delicious summer dishes and how to improve assimilation of nutrients. The workshop is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information email Rebecca Sul at


Movie Music at Redondo High

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

‘The Addams Family’ 

Torrance Theater Company will open its 24th season at the James R. Armstrong Theatre with “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” The show runs six performances only, Aug. 6-13. Reserved seating includes Premium section for $45, General section for $25-$35 and Family Four Packs for $100. Tickets are available by phone at 310-781-7171 or online at

Library election workshop

The Palos Verdes Library District will host a workshop for residents interested in running for one of three open positions on the district’s Board of Trustees. The workshop is at 6 p.m. on July 28 in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP to Tami Bender at 310-921-7521 or The election is Nov. 8.

Cancer Support: Housing Rights

Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Shelly Rosenfeld, co-director of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center. Participants will learn about housing issues for people living with cancer, including eviction and foreclosure, harassment and housing accommodations and modifications by landlords and homeowner associations. The workshop is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on July 22 on Zoom. To join the workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Senior Comedy Afternoons

Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons will present “Alo-Ha-Ha,” a tropical paradise lunch and show, at 12:30 p.m. on July 24 at the Los Verdes Golf Course Vista Ballroom, 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The show features comedians Michael Preminger, Monica Piper, James P. Connolly and Don McMillan. Tickets are $85, which includes a three-course lunch and the show. For tickets, call 714-914-2565 or go to

Lung Cancer: Recent Updates in Treatment

Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Dr. Ronald Natale, medical director of the Lung Cancer Clinical Research Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles. Natale will present recent advances in lung cancer treatment. The workshop is from 6-7 p.m. on July 27 on Zoom. To join the workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at ER


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