Baywatch Community Calendar 2-17-22
Hermosa Beach-based Indivisible Arts — formerly known as SB Artist Collective — has partnered with Blue Mind Productions to create Salt & Sea Camp for youth and teens, Feb. 21-25. The camp will combine art and creativity sessions at Resin Gallery, beach activities on the sand in Hermosa Beach, ocean exploration, mindfulness and yoga. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes lunch. IAges 8-15, limited to 13 students.
“Love! Valour! Compassion!” live
P3 Theatre Company will present “Love! Valour! Compassion!” Feb. 25-March 6 at the 2nd Story Theatre at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. 7 p.m. Fri/Sat and 2 p.m. Sun. The Terrence McNally play is about eight gay men who confront their lives, loves and friendships over three successive weekends at a farmhouse in Duchess County, New York. The play opened off-Broadway in 1994. The show contains nudity and adult situations and is for ages 18 and up. Teens over age 16 are allowed if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $38 for adults and $33 for seniors/students/military. For tickets, go to P3Theatre.biz.
Friends of the RB Library book sales
Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library holds a sale Tuesdays and Fridays every week in the lobby of the Main Library, l303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Sale hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 3-5:30 p.m. Fridays.
For more information, go to redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.
Thursday, Feb. 17
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 18
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 lacountylibrary.org 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.
The Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual nationwide project, is Feb. 18-22. Participants are asked to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. For more information, visit Wild Birds Unlimited at 1886-1/2 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. (310) 543-2473 or go birdcount.org.
Saturday, Feb. 19
St. Peter’s yard sale
A yard sale benefiting St. Peter’s by the Sea youth groups in their efforts to help others will be held from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m on the church campus. Parking is free. 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 email@example.com.
Friends of the Hermosa 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 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.
For more information, go to hbfol.org.
LA Opera Talk
Learn about operas that are based on Greek tragedies at LA Opera Talk, 11 a.m. on Zoom. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, go to redondo.org/library and click on the Events Calendar, where the talk is posted.
Cancer Support: Ikebana
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) — formerly Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach — will offer this free workshop from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Ikebana is a healing art form from the Zen tradition that promotes wellness and recovery. Ikebana is the art of flower arranging. Valeria Brinkers will guide participants in “Hatsu Ike,” a ceremony to create the first flower arrangement of the year using principles of ikebana.
Young artists show
Resin Gallery will host an art show displaying work by members of the Young Artist Society from 5-9 p.m. The show features the perspective of teenagers answering the question, “How do you see the world?”
Resin Gallery is located at 618 Cypress Ave., No. 4644.
Sunday, Feb. 20
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 rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
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 downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
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 TorranceMemorialHealthEducation@tmmc.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set to return March 12. Now in its 26th year, the parade is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Hermosa.
To apply to be in the parade, go to hbchamber.net/parade.
Family Nature Club
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for the next Virtual Family Nature Club when the topic will be whales. Learn about local migrating whales and do a themed craft.
The club meets at 9 a.m. on Feb. 26. Sign up at pvplc.org/event/fncfec26.
Compost, shredding in Hermosa
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.
Pancreatic Cancer Networking Group
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) — formerly Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach — offers this free networking group, facilitated by therapist Ruth Schriebman, for those who are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, are in treatment, survivors, caregivers and family members. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 on Zoom. To join this online group, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beauty of Nature Author Series
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at 7 p.m. on March 3 for a live Zoom presentation from Sydney, Australia by Charlotte McConaghy, author of the best selling novels, “Migrations” and “Once There Were Wolves.” McConaghy’s writing is fueled by her love of nature and her interest in stories of fierce women. Her newest novel, “Once There Were Wolves,” is about a biologist charged with reintroducing wolves to the Scottish Highlands in order to re-wild the landscape and bring a forest back to life. Inscribed books are available for purchase with tickets for $30. Admission to the event alone is $5. RSVP at pvplc.org/event/mcconaghy-mar3.
Cactus Wren Monitoring Training
8:30–11:30 a.m. Become a Community Scientist with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and help monitor the charismatic and rare cactus wren in the conservancy’s preserves. Participants will help track the birds, their nests and their success in rearing babies from March to August. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve
March 5 and March 26
9 a.m.– noon Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat on the 22-acre restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. The site offers beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Vistas for Children’s spring fundraiser, Rosé All Day, is set for 10 a.m. 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 vistasroseallday.ggo.bid.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve
9 a.m.-noon Get outdoors and make a difference by helping the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy remove invasive grasses. Doing so enables rare coastal sage scrub habitat to thrive as a home for local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Guided Nature Walk
11:30 a.m. Explore the White Point Nature Preserve and the Tongva native plant demonstration garden with colorful wildflowers in bloom, followed by an exploration of Royal Palms tide pools. Easy to moderate. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks.
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society meets at 1:30 p.m. on March 13 in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Woody Minnich will give a presentation, “The Cacti and Succulents of New Mexico.” This is the group’s first in-person event since the COVID shutdown. Check the group’s website at southcoastcss.org for any last-minute changes.
Nature Walk Leader Training
March 19 and March 26
9 a.m.-noon Share your love of nature with others. Learn the fascinating natural history of the area from experts in the field to assist in leading monthly public guided nature walks around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Five-day silent, directed retreat
The retreat is scheduled for March 20-25 at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes.
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 maryjoseph.org/event/5-day-silent-directed-retreat-2.
Beauty of Nature Author Series
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at 7 p.m. on March 24 for a live Zoom event with renowned historian and author of “Eden By Design” Bill Deverell. He will share astonishing images of the Olmsted vision for open land throughout Southern California. Inscribed books are available for purchase with tickets for $30. Admission to the event alone is $5.
RSVP at pvplc.org/event/deverell-mar24.