Baywatch Community Calendar 11-03-22
Spotlight: Mira Costa presents “Love/Sick”
Mira Costa’s fall production of John Cariani’s “Love/Sick” opens Friday, Nov. 4 with a 7:30 p.m. show. The run continues with shows on Nov. 5 (2 and 7:30 p.m.), Nov. 9 (4 p.m.), Nov. 10 (6:30 p.m.), Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m.).“Love/Sick” is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality. The80-minute show explores the pain and joy that comes with being in love. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets can be purchased at miracostadramaboosters.org. The Nov. 9 performance is cash only at the door.
Manhattan Beach art exhibit
The Manhattan Beach Art Center has a new exhibit, Lynn Aldrich’s “Fly High Fly Deep.” The exhibit, on display through Jan. 1, is about environmental conservation. Viewers are invited to consider the wonder and fragility of life in the sky and sea. The center’s gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 310-802-5440.
The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier has partnered with Rubicon and set up a Trick or Trash box where community members can dispose of their Halloween candy wrappers through Nov. 7. Most wrappers end up in a landfill or, in the case of the South Bay, littering the beach. Rubicon sorts the wrappers and picks out ones made of paper or other recyclables, thus keeping them out of the landfill and giving them a second life.
Torrance art exhibits
The Torrance Art Museum has debuted its fall exhibitions. It continues through December. The exhibits are “Un-Civil War! (An Election Special),” a critical inquiry into the deepening divisions in America’s political and cultural landscape, and “Ken Friedman: 92 Events.” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free. For more information, visit TorrancAartMuseum.com.
Thursday, Nov. 3
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, Nov. 4
Farmers Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.
The South Bay Athletic Club meets Fridays at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The speakers this week are Andy Bark, a former Palos Verdes High football player who founded the Elite 11 high school quarterback camp, and South Torrance High football coach Matt Mishler. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30.
Lunch and Learn: Solutions to Societal Consequences of a Health Crisis
Cancer Support Community South Bay hosts part two of this workshop led by Roland Tay, a licensed naturopathic doctor. Tay will present on the theory of psychology of totalitarianism. Discussion will focus on the solutions to mass formation that develops during a world health crisis such as COVID-19. The workshop is from 12:30-2 p.m. at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m., followed by the program from 1-2 p.m. To register for this in-person workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Saturday, Nov. 5
TEDx Manhattan Beach
“Jump Start,” this year’s TEDx MB event, will be held in the Mira Costa High School auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Kicking off at 8 a.m. the annual event features a lineup of speakers who are experts in diverse fields, including technology, environment, entertainment, entrepreneurship and education. Tickets can be purchased at tedxmanhattanbeach.com.
Breast Cancer and Medical Qi Gong
Cancer Support Community South Ba offers this free workshop led by Benj Sinskul, a medical QiGong practitioner. Sinskul will present traditional Chinese medicine’s perspective of how breast cysts and tumors develop. Participants will perform Qi Gong exercises for empowerment in combating the disease. 10 a.m.-noon at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. To register for this in-person workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Local writer to give talk
Local journalist and author Deborah Paul will be guest speaker at the Southwest Manuscripters/Surfwrites club meeting, 2-4 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, 701 Silver Spur Road. Her topic will cover her career as an international flight attendant and how such assignments as flying boat people out of Southeast Asia and Muslim hadijs to Mecca influenced her decision to write about her unusual travel adventures. She will also talk about self-publishing five children’s books.
Sunday, Nov. 6
United Help Ukraine fundraiser
Kateryna Orlova, a native of Irpin, Ukraine, and her husband Donald Karasevicz will speak Saturday night, November 6, about the situation in Irpin, which is just west of Kyiv. The fundraiser for UnitedHelpUkraine.org will be hosted by Uncorked in Hermosa Beach. Irpin was on the front line of the initial Russian attack last winter, and is where the attack was halted. The Hermosa Beach couple recently helped relocate nine groups of about 30 women and children from Irpin and Kyiv to eastern Europe, and safer areas in Ukraine. They keep their mobile phones charged with Xoom, a feature of PayPal, which allows people to provide service for mobile phones around the world. Union Bank and first Republic Bank have waived international wiring fees for money to Ukraine. Last week, the couple helped arrange a flight for a relative from Moscow, where he had been working, to Serbia, so he would not be conscripted into the Russian army. Uncorked is located at 302 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach.
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 rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Monday, Nov. 7
Nutritional Meals for Lungs and Skin Health
Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free workshop led by Lilly Padilla, a certified integrative nutrition coach, author and cancer survivor. Participants will learn to create delicious, nutritional meals to support the lungs and skin health during the cold season. 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. May attend in person or virtually. To register for this workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
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 downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Thursday, Nov. 10
The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester Masonic Lodge, 7726 West Manchester Ave., Playa Del Rey. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a show and tell, auctions and a 50/50 raffle. All ages are welcome. Gifts for kids.
Veterans Day events
— A Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Veterans Parkway, located at Valley Drive and Ardmore in Manhattan Beach. For more information, call the city’s Parks and Recreation Department at 310-802-5448.
— There will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Statue on the east lawn of the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. A reception will follow in the Community Theater with a presentation of the video, “Veterans are Timeless.” The video honors veterans who have a special connection to Hermosa Beach. For more information, call the city’s Community Resources Department at 310-318-0280.
— The city of Redondo Beach, Elks Lodge #1378 and the Veterans Memorial Task Force will hold a Veterans Day Tribute at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade. A barbecue will follow at the Elks Lodge, 15 Esplanade. The barbecue is open to the public and free for veterans, members of the military, firefighters and police officers. A $5 donation is requested for all others. For more information, go to rbveteransmemorial.com.
Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame
The 2022 CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set for Nov. 12 at the Hermosa Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave. There will be a social hour from 5-7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Museum. The induction ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the adjacent Community Theatre to present awards, induct the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and honor legends of the sport. The Class of 2022 includes Annett Davis, Sean Rosenthal and Jon Lee. The Ron Von Hagen award will go to the Cressman brothers for organizing the Gillis Volleyball Tournament for fifty years. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Hermosa Beach Historical Society CBVA Hall of Fame Exhibit. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destination: Art will hold an art sale and anniversary reception celebrating the gallery and its studio artists on Nov. 12, 3-5 p.m. Destination: Art is located at 1815 W. 213th St., Suite 135, Torrance. For more information, go to destination-art.net.
The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach will hold its 29th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon on Nov. 13 at the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive. There will be a silent auction and activities for children. Breakfast is $13 and includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Children under age 5 eat for free. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from a club member and at womansclubofhermosabeach.org.
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
The group will meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. Kelly Griffin will give a presentation, “Now and then – An update on the Yemeni island of Socotra.” Griffin, a succulent plant hybridizer, propagator and avid plant explorer, will discuss the flora and fauna he observed over two trips to Socotra. Griffin will also discuss plants from mainland Yemen. For more information, go to southcoastcss.org.
Holiday Open House, Pier Lighting
Downtown Manhattan Beach will kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting on Nov. 16. The schedule is: Santa’s arrival, 5 p.m. at Metlox Plaza; Holiday Open House, 6-9 p.m., with carolers, shopping and more in downtown Manhattan Beach; Pier Lighting, 7 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information, go to downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Community Movie Night
Celebrate the start of the holiday season and join the city of Hermosa Beach on Nov. 17 for a holiday screening of “The Santa Clause” starring Tim Allen. Photo opportunities with Santa after the movie. 6:30 p.m. at the Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets, go to hermosabeach.gov and open the calendar of events in the Community section. ER