Baywatch Community Calendar 1-13-22

Beachgoers in front of Bruce's Lodge circa 1920. Photo from the Merriam Matthews Photograph Collection/UCLA

Spotlight: The Los Angeles County Public Library will host a virtual program on Bruce’s Beach from 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 19.

According to an event notice, the legacy of the site and the role of the community and media in spreading awareness about social justice issues will be discussed. Library Director Skye Patrick will moderate the conversation between Dominique DiPrima, host of “First Things First” on KBLA TALK 1580, and Alison Rose Jefferson, an historian and the author of “Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era.”

The program will also feature an appearance by Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn.

To register, go to


CPR, first aid classes

Registration is open for adult and pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED training at the Joslyn Center in Manhattan Beach. Classes will be held on Saturdays in 2022. The dates are Feb. 5, April 2, June 11, Aug. 6, Oct. 8 and Dec. 3. Each class is from 8 a.m-3 p.m. and limited to 20 persons. Must be 18 or older.

Participants must pre-enroll to ensure a spot in class. To pre-enroll, email Jeanne at with your full name, phone number, email address and home address.

There is no charge for residents of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.

The classes are presented by the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team.

Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k/5k Run/Walk

Registration is open for the 44th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk, which will take place on Feb. 13.

There’s also a Health & Fitness Expo that starts on Feb. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and continues race day from 6-11 a.m.

The start/finish line and the expo will be at 200 Portofino Way. The race course will take runners along the Redondo Beach harbor, Esplanade and waterfront, with the course ending at the Seaside Lagoon.

A 1k Kid’s Fun Run begins at 7 a.m., followed by the 10k at 7:30 a.m., the 10k Baby Buggy Run at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. 

The entry fee for the 10k, 5k and Baby Buggy 10k is $45 Dec. 1-Feb. 11 and $50 race weekend. The Kid’s Fun Run is $20 until Feb. 11 and $25 race weekend. 

To register or for more information, go to


Thursday, Jan. 13 

Farmers Market 90277

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

Meditation Circle

A weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress, is held 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to

Friday, Jan. 14

Smarty Pants Storytime – Virtual Program

Get ready for school with books, songs, rhymes and movement. For children ages 2-5. 11-11:45 a.m. 

To register, go to the Teens & Kids section at and click on Virtual Programming.

Farmers Market 90254

The Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a certified farmers market every Friday from noon-4 p.m. at 1035 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach.

Chamber music concert

The South Bay Chamber Music Society’s next concert will feature the Lyris Quartet.

The concert will be presented twice. The first performance is 8 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Recital Hall of the Music Department at Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. The Recital Hall is located in the Music Building at the north end of the campus. The second performance is 3 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Admission and parking are free.

Concertgoers must be vaccinated and wear a mask during the concert.

For more information, go to

Saturday, Jan. 15

Friends of the Library book sale

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold its monthly Saturday sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Items on sale include books, DVDs, CDs and records, all priced at $1 or less.

The bookstore recently moved to 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center, west of Pacific Coast Highway and 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 and access are available in the Community Center parking lot next to the tennis courts and skateboard park. 

For more information, go to

Sunday, Jan.16 

Farmers Market 90277

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

Slack Key Festival

The Southern California Slack Key Festival is coming to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Jan. 16. The festival showcases award-winning slack key guitarists, as well as acclaimed hula dancers, special guest performers and a free to the public Island Marketplace.

The lineup includes George Kuo, an elder in the Hawaiian music community, Jim “Kimo” West, Makana, Jeff Peterson, Kenneth Makuakane, Patrick Landeza & Sons, Ian O’Sullivan, Pomaika’i & Malie Lyman, Alan Akaka and Patrick “Kaipo” Asing.

The concert is at 2 p.m.

The Island Marketplace is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features island themed gifts, home décor, accessories, apparel, Hawaiian food, shave ice and outdoor entertainment.

The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Parking is free.

For tickets and more information, go to 

Monday, Jan. 17

MLK Jr. Day of Service  

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants and more.

9 a.m.-noon. at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Sign up at

MLK Jr. Celebration

The community is invited to a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., 3-5 p.m. in the Redondo Union High School auditorium. The celebration will feature tributes to the legacy and work of King from members of the community, including artists, musicians and dancers. Admission is free.

The event is presented by the Redondo Beach Police Department in partnership with the department’s Community Engagement Board.

Redondo Union High School is located at 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach.

Tuesday, Jan. 18 

Farmers Market 90266

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

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


Family Nature Club: Wildlife in Winter

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next Virtual Family Nature Club, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 29. Attendees will learn about the special adaptations animals have that help them survive in the winter. A fun craft is planned, as well.

Sign up at

Weekend retreat for women in recovery 

Feb. 11-13 at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes

Join other women in recovery as we look to the principles of recovery to guide us as in this new world of possibilities. With John McAndrew, MA, MDiv. McAndrews is a counselor, musician, theologian, teacher and poet in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction. Formerly director of spiritual care at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, he currently offers spiritual counseling and coaching for individual clients, as well as spiritual care for hospice patients.

Cost: per person/shared $250; single $350; commuter $160

For more information, go to

Spirituality Series 2022 — Forgiveness: A Process “Nuts & Bolts”

Feb. 12, 1 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom

Learn about the process of forgiveness — what it is and what it’s not, how to forgive others and ourselves; in other words, the “nuts & bolts” of the process. 

With Fred Luskin, director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and author.

The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. A donation of $25 is requested.

Zoom information and links will be emailed to participants. For more information, email Rainey at

Yard sale

Support the St. Peter’s by the Sea youth groups and their fundraising efforts to help others through mission service work. The yard sale will be held on the St. Peter’s church campus on Feb. 19 from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free parking.

St. Peter’s by the Sea is located at 6410 P.V. Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.

For more information, call Sequoia Jordan at 310-377-6882, ext. 247 or email

Compost, shredding event

Athens Services will host a compost giveaway and paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 5 in the parking lot at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. The event is for Hermosa Beach residents only. 

Attendees are asked to bring their own gloves, shovels and bags for the compost giveaway. Paper will be shredded on site and each participant is limited to three banker box-size boxes each. No hazardous waste will be accepted.

Charity event

Vistas for Children’s spring fundraiser, Rosé All Day, will be held at 10:00 am. on March 6 at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina. There will be a boutique, luncheon, fashion show, live auction and a raffle. There will also be an online auction preceding the event. All proceeds benefit children with special needs and their families in the South Bay. 

Tickets are $250. An additional $50 buys you rosé all day. 

For event tickets and raffle tickets, to donate or sponsor, go to

Five-day silent, directed retreat

March 20-25 at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes

Spiritual Directors: Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD; Sue Ballotti  

This silent retreat offers a unique, contemplative opportunity to commune with God in the solitude of our hearts. An experienced spiritual director will accompany you through these five days as you seek to discover the subtle movement of the Holy Spirit within you. Come deepen your relationship with God, which will be enhanced by solitude, nature and a labyrinth walk.

Cost: single room $600; commuter $425

For more information, go to


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