Baywatch Community Calendar 2-17-22

Spotlight: Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society at the Lighthouse Cafe on Feb. 28 for a presentation by jazz guitarist Jacques Lesure on the historical significance of the Lighthouse Cafe.  The lecture, “The Hipness of Hermosa Jazz with Jacques Lesure,” is at 6:30 p.m. Come early to take your seats and order some food and drinks. The lecture is part of the society’s Happy Hour with History series. This is a ticketed event, with space limited. Reservations are required. Masks are a must, too. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at For more information, go to To learn more about Lesure, go to Photo courtesy of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society


Youth camp

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. 

To register for camp, go to or email

“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

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



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.

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, 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 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. 

Bird count 

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 For more information, visit Wild Birds Unlimited at 1886-1/2  S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. (310) 543-2473 or go


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

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

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 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. 

For a list of supplies and to join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

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


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

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



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

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

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 groupvisit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at 

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


Cactus Wren Monitoring Training

March 5

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


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

Charity event

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


Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve

March 12

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

Guided Nature Walk

March 12

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 

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 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

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

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.  



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