Baywatch Community Calendar 3-16-23
Manhattan Beach State of the City
Manhattan Beach Mayor Steve Napolitano delivers his State of the City address on Thursday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at Westdrift Hotel, 1400 Parkview Ave. A chamber of commerce mixer will follow. To register, go to manhattanbeachchamber.com.
Spotlight: In preparation for the opening of the Hermosa Beach Museum’s latest exhibit, “Proutyline Products,” the museum will host a webinar with Mark Shoemaker, about the founding of Hermosa Tile by T.C. Prouty. Prouty enjoyed a lengthy career that included the manufacturing of tile, porcelain and neon signs, door hangers, speed indicators and electrical supplies, as well as numerous patents for revolutionary equipment and formulas. The webinar is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Registration is free. To register, go to hermosa beach historical society.org.
Foster dog parents needed
Forte Animal Rescue, a long-established dog rescue non-profit, is urgently in need of people willing to be foster parents for rescued dogs. To learn more about fostering, visit the Forte website at farescue.org, call Forte at 310-362-0321 or email them at email@example.com.
West Torrance High School Class of 1973 will gather for a 50-year reunion on Aug. 26 in Redondo Beach. For details, email Joyce Wittal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Amélie the Musical” at El Camino College. Showtimes are March 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and March 19 and 26 at 3 p.m. Information: elcamino.edu/campus-life/arts/index.aspx
Thursday, March 16
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.
Intro to Strength Training from Home
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free workshop presented by Annelise Tripp, a cancer exercise and senior fitness specialist. Participants will learn why and how to create their own resistance training routine at home. Modifications will be provided. The workshop is from 11 a.m.-noon on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
State of the City
Manhattan Beach’s State of the City is from 5-6 p.m. at Westdrift Hotel, 1400 Parkview Ave. City officials will address the audience and there will be a Q&A with Mayor Steve Napolitano. To register, go to manhattanbeachchamber.com.
The Mira Costa Drama/Tech/Comedy Sportz students will be performing acts for an upcoming Fullerton competition at their Dessert Theater, 7 p.m. in the Small Theater at Mira Costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. $7 at the door.
Friday, March 17
This week’s South Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) luncheon will feature former USC assistant basketball coach Jim Hefner providing his as-a-coach-looks-at-it view of the NCAA basketball tournament. The SBAC meets at noon every Friday at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $30.
Farmers Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.
Learn and Lunch: Acupressure and Cancer
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free workshop led by licensed acupuncturist Ana Paula Duarte. Participants will learn how to give themselves an acupressure massage with specific points to relieve some of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea and dry mouth. The workshop is from 11 a.m.-noon at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100. Participants may attend online. Lunch will be served after the workshop from noon to 12:30 p.m. To register, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Free trade event
Ten Thousand Villages is hosting a Fair Trade Rug Event March 17-19 at American Martyrs Church, 1431 Deegan Place, Manhattan Beach, at 1 p.m., and March 23-April 1 at Ten Thousand Villages’ Redondo Beach store in the Riviera Village at 1907 S Catalina Ave. The event will feature over 300 hand-knotted rugs, from intricate florals to hand-spun wool natural dye tribals, in sizes from 2’x3’ to 10’x14’.
Saturday, March 18
Bruce’s Beach plaque dedication
Due to the recent rainstorms, the Bruce’s Beach plaque dedication ceremony has been rescheduled for March 18, 10 a.m. at Bruce’s Beach Park, 2600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.
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 and nearly new jigsaw puzzles, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. Free parking is available in the Community Center parking lot next to the tennis courts and skateboard park. The bookstore’s regular hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. For more information, go to hbfol.org.
State of the Art
The annual fundraiser for Indivisible Arts features art displays, interactive activities, music, food trucks and auctions. Invisible Arts is a South Bay non-profit dedicated to cultivating creativity, consciousness, and connection through the arts. The party is from 7-10 p.m. on Cypress Avenue at 6th Street. This year’s State of the Art honoree is David Brubaker, chairman and founder of the Coby Cares Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit indivisiblearts.org.
ESMoA — the Experimentally Structured Museum of Art — will host “Icons,” a celebration of cinema history, queer performance and drag culture, from 6:30-8 p.m. L.A.-based drag kings and queens will take inspiration from ESMoA’s current exhibition, “TIME,” which celebrates two-time Oscar-winning production designer Rick Carter’s filmography. Each drag performer will bring their own unique flair to the stage, showcasing costumes and music from Carter’s films while embodying the essence of drag. The Trans Chorus of LA will open the event with a live performance. Free admission. ESMoA is located at 208 Main St, El Segundo. For more information, visit esmoa.org.
Sunday, March 19
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.
Tuesday, March 21
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.
South Bay Cities Council of Governments
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ 23rd annual General Assembly will take place March 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson. The theme for this year’s event is “The South Bay: Leading the Way in Resilience and Adaptability.” The program will explore how the South Bay is adapting to the potential impacts of climate change. The keynote speaker is Gene Rodrigues, assistant secretary for electricity at the U.S. Department of Energy. The public is welcome to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. To register and learn more, visit https://southbaycities.org/event/23rd-annual-general-assembly.
Redondo Beach Bark in ‘D’ Park
On Sunday, March 26, The Friends of the Redondo Beach dog park will be hosting the “Bark in D Park” Community Outreach Fair at the Redondo Beach Dog Park, Dominguez Park 190th Street at Flagler. 1000 until 3 pm. The Fair will feature a low Cost Vaccination Clinic. The first 50 seniors dogs (Human age 60+) will receive a free choice of a Rabies/Parvo Vaccines or a Microchip. Only one per household. There will be a collection of excess canine equipment. New or gently used, clean leashes, collars, crates, pens, bowls, towels, blankets, toys and other extra stuff. Items will be donated to local animal control Units, shelters and rescue groups. City Services and local non profits will provide information about their services. Nonprofits may apply for booth positions. Please go to RBDogPark.com for more information.
Mira Costa Comedy Sportz
The Mira Costa Comedy Sportz High School League and the Mira Costa ASB will battle it out at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Small Theater on campus. $5 at the door.
Manhattan Beach Community Church’s 2023 spring musical is “Little Me,” a 1962 Neil Simon musical comedy that tells the rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of a young girl from the wrong side of the tracks. “Little Me” chronicles her zany path to wealth, culture, social position and love. Evening performances are March 24, March 25, March 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. Matinees are March 26 and April 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. The church address is 303 S. Peck Ave.
Hearts of Hermosa
The annual fundraiser for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation on Saturday, March 25, includes an auction, dinner, drinks and dancing. The soiree is from 6-11 p.m. in the parking lot at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. For more information, visit hbef.org/hearts-of-hermosa.
Museum membership meeting
The Hermosa Beach Museum will hold its annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. on March 26 at a historic home on The Strand. Attendees must be members and have a ticket registration prior to the event. Register at eventbrite.com. To renew your membership, go to hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/membership.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2023 Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival is March 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Columbia Park, 4045 190th St., Torrance. Free parking and shuttle service at 20420 Madrona Ave. Pan-Asian performances, unique crafts and food. For more information, go to torranceca.gov/our-city/citywide-special-events/cherry-blossom-festival.
Surfrider South Bay re-launch
The South Bay chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will celebrate its re-launch on March 31 with a symbolic ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. on the Manhattan Beach Pier, followed by a beach clean-up and a social from 6-8 p.m. at Shellback Tavern, 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd. For more information, go to southbay.surfrider.org/programs/beach-cleanups.
Holy Week at MBCC
Manhattan Beach Community Church will hold a Palm Sunday church service at 10 a.m. on April 2, a Maundy Thursday church service at 7 p.m. on April 6 and on Easter, April 9, a sunrise service at the beach at 6:30 a.m. and a church service at 10 a.m., followed by an egg hunt at 11 a.m. The church is located at 303 S. Peck Ave. 310-372-3587
The 33rd annual Seahorse Classic Charity golf tournament will be held April 24 at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Hosted by the Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital, all proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The day’s activities include a shotgun scramble golf format, barbecue lunch, hole-in-one opportunities, a raffle, online auction and post-round cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information and to register, visit www.seahorseclassic.com. ER