Baywatch Community Calendar 2-24-22
Registration is open for the Manhattan Beach Chamber’s Phenomenal Women event, which returns March 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The virtual event runs will feature a panel of phenomenal women from the South Bay. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias: Inspire.Empower.Unite. Admission is free. To register, go to manhattanbeachchamber.com and open the calendar of events.
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. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fri/Sat and 2 p.m. Sun. The play by Terrence McNally 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, located at 303 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. 24
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 email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 25
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.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Family Nature Club
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at 9 a.m. for its Virtual Family Nature Club. The topic is whales. Learn about local migrating whales and do a themed craft. The club meets at 9 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.org/event/fncfec26.
Art show reception
The public reception for “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?” takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery. The show, curated by ER writer Bondo Wyszpolski, features the work of 39 artists based on creative titles inserted into fortune cookies. Dozens of awards and certificates will be handed out. The library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, call 310-377-9584 or go to pvld.org.
Sunday, Feb. 27
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.
Monday, Feb. 28
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. Participants share and learn from others who are going through similar experiences. The group will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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.
Jazz guitarist Jacques Lesure
Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society at the Lighthouse Cafe for a presentation by jazz guitarist Jacques Lesure on the historical significance and impact 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 eventbrite.com. For more information, go to hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/events. To learn more about Lesure, go to jacqueslesure.com.
Tuesday, March 1
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.
Comedy Sportz HSL Match
MCHS vs. MCHS ASB, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Mira Costa High School Small Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. A negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event or proof of vaccination is required. The school address is 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
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.
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
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 pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Mira Costa High School theater students are heading to the Fullerton Theater Festival on March 18-19. Come see the work they will be competing with on March 17, 7 p.m. in the MCHS Small Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. A negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event or proof of vaccination is required. The school address is 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
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 10:00 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 vistasroseallday.ggo.bid.
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 pvplc.volunteerhub.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.
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 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.
Now in its tenth year, the L.A. County Yarn Crawl returns in person March 24-27. Explore 15 of the area’s favorite yarn shops. Discover new yarns, pick up buttons and tote bags, get free patterns and win some great prizes. Participating yarn shops include L’Atelier in Redondo Beach and Alamitos Bay Yarn Company in Long Beach. For more information, go to layarncrawl.org.
Members of Mira Costa High School of Class of 1961 are invited to a class reunion April 29-30. Covid prevented the class from holding a 60th reunion last year, so graduates are planning a “61st for ’61.” There will be three events: a casual, free gathering at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at Ercole’s, 1101 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach; a free tour of the high school on April 30, time to be determined; and dinner and a party at Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Tickets for the Bluewater Grill event are $100. For more information, email email@example.com.