Baywatch Community Calendar 6-20-24

Photo by Kevin Cody


HB Veteran’s Memorial site clean-up

The Hermosa Beach Veterans Memorial Committee is searching for Veterans in the community to carry on the stewardship of the Veterans Memorial site (Pier and PCH). A good opportunity to participate is by attending one of our First-Saturday Clean-ups. Vets meet at 0830 on the first Saturday of the month to clean the memorial and perform various tasks, such as flag exchanges, and minor landscaping. If interested, visit the memorial site at a hosted cleaning day on July 6 and/or contact the City of Hermosa Beach for more information at (310) 318-0280.


Thursday, June 20

Metro community meeting, El Segundo

Metro Active Transport (MAT) LAX/Aviation Kick-Off Meeting. Join a community meeting to identify strengths, barriers, and opportunities for walking, biking, and accessing public transportation in the 1/2-mile radius area around the LAX/Aviation Station, on the C Line. Light refreshments and Spanish translation services will be provided. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. L’Oreal Campus, 888 N. Douglas St., El Segundo. Access at Douglas St./Atwood Way. Questions and more information: StreetsLA:

The Young Professionals, Depot Restaurant

Young Professionals Group provides meaningful opportunities for young professionals. At the Summer Splash event come dressed in summer attire, including Hawaiian shirts, sun hats, and sunglasses, for a fun evening of networking. $5 per person. 5 p.m. Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance Tickets:

Taste the rainbow, Lazy Acres

Join a colorful culinary journey where kids learn to eat across the rainbow through fun and tasty recipes. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 6-12 years. Hands-on cooking class for kids led by Chef Arm. 2510 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. $45. Register:

Happy Hour With History, HB Museum

Celebrate the music of the Insomniac Cafe, 1958-1965. The evening will feature the works of musicians known to have visited the famed Beatnik hotspot, including the Chambers Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, and Dizzy Gillespie, along with the shared histories of the Insomniac and the Lighthouse Cafe. $5 admission. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP:

Seaside Solstice Food Fair, BALEEN

A multicultural culinary adventure. Experience flavors from Italy, France, Asia, and America through the hotel’s signature restaurant BALEEN kitchen. Admission includes unlimited bites and beverages across four distinct regions. 6 – 9 p.m. 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets:, (877) 935-6647.

Senior dance, Veterans Park

Bring your dance partner or meet a new one! Music, dinner, photo booth and fun. Free admission. Registration required. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Veterans Park Senior Center, 301 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Reserve your seat by calling (310) 697-3377.

Docent guided nature walk, George F. Canyon

Wander along a willow-filled canyon stream with native coastal sage scrub habitat. Look down on one of the only areas on the mainland where one can view Catalina schist, the bedrock that underlies most of the Los Angeles area. Level: Easy. Park in the parking lot next to the Trail Head off Palos Verdes Drive East. Information: or call (310) 544-5260 (PVIC Front Desk).

Summer Solstice, Madrona Marsh

Help celebrate the Madrona Marsh’s 50th Anniversary with a tasting party with local restaurants. Beer, wine, and soft drinks. Auctions, gift baskets, music, friends, and laughter. This is a 21 and over event. $100 per person. The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. Tickets:


Friday, June 21

A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Cancer – Zoom

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) ) free workshop led by Richard Palmer MD, board-certified psychiatrist, and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA. Participants will learn about the role of a psychiatrist in helping patients with the emotional aspects of cancer including the use of various medications. 12 – 1 p.m. Join: and select the online calendar. More information: Rebecca Sul,

Cruise the beach, Redondo 

Redondo Beach’s Legacy car show. Live music, awards, great family fun. Rod’s and muscle cars, exotic and custom. Free and everyone is welcome. 3 – 7 p.m. 245 N.Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 


West African drummer Dramane Koné’s percussionist group pose for a photo at Bruce’s Beach 2023 Junetheenth celebration. Photo by Kevin Cody

Saturday, June 22

Juneteenth Celebration, Polliwog Park

Celebrate African-American history at Polliwog Park with live music, performances, food, black-owned business vendors, and much more. Something for everyone, with activities and attractions that celebrate African American culture, history and contributions to America. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Admissions is free. Information:

Town Hall meeting, HB Council Chambers

Join neighbors for a Community Town Hall to share thoughts regarding state and legislative issues that affect the community. Learn what is happening in Sacramento and in the district, as well as the services that can be provided to you. 10 – 11:30 a.m. 1315 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. More information or to rsvp: or call (310) 375-0691.

Lawn Bowling tournament

After a few years of hiatus and a pandemic lawn bowling returns to Hermosa Beach for a fun day of games with good friends, food, and drinks. Dress up in white, come to Hermosa early, then join us for our exclusive lawn bowling tournament (a mix of bowling and bocce ball). 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Clark Field, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. $25 – $45. Even if you’re not interested in playing, come for food and refreshments. Register on After party at the Hermosa Beach Pier after 5 p.m.

Book launch, {pages} 

Local Children’s Author Jenny Turnbull at {pages}  to celebrate her picture book debut, Tate’s Wild Rescue. Face painting, balloon twister, giveaways and Beckers treats. Book swag and activity packs with all purchases. 10:30 a.m. 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Preorder: or purchase in store. Information about Tate’s Wild Rescue:

Catalytic converter etching, Kinecta MB

Free catalytic converter license plate etching. 8 – 11 a.m. Kinecta Federal Union, 1440 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Questions? Contact Officer Borello (310) 802-5184,

Paper shredding, Mira Costa

Waste Management, in partnership with the City of Manhattan Beach, free paper shredding event.  Open to City of Manhattan Beach residents and businesses only and is first come, first served. 9 – 11 a.m. Mira Costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 

Stress and Emotions – Zoom    

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) free workshop series led by Courtney Marchesani, Akhila Health facilitator. Women are invited to explore the six kosha layers and various mind-body practices to help manage their health and wellness. Learn about the significant role that emotions play and their connection to body and mind. 12 – 1 p.m. Join: and select the online calendar. More information contact Rebecca Sul,  

Guided Nature Walk, Alta Vicente Reserve

Explore the native coastal sage scrub habitat and see concrete observation stations built in the late 1920s to support the 14” guns at Ft. Macarthur, view what remains of a dual 6” gun battery built during WWll and visit one of the best preserved Cold War-era Nike missile launch sites in the country. Moderate to Strenuous. Meet in front of the RPV City Hall flagpole area, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Moderate to strenuous hike and sturdy shoes are recommended. Free and open to all. Theme of this nature walk is “Military History”. Information:, (310) 544-5260.


Sunday, June 23

Symphony concert

The Peninsula Symphony Association presents Musical Birds. David Cubek directs. Edith Knox Finalist Ezra Shcolnik solos. Free. Concert starts at 5 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St; Redondo Beach. Information:, (310) 544-0320.

Veteran’s pancake breakfast, RB Elks Lodge

Join the Redondo Beach Lodge #1378 every 4th Sunday of the month. Military Veterans dine for free. $12 per person, children under 5 yrs. are free. 8 – 11 a.m. 315 Esplanade. If you would like to volunteer: sign-up on the Lodge bulletin board, Bobbie Mauricio, (805) 235-1151.

Antique street faire, Old Torrance

Join the hunt for vintage treasures. Free admission and parking. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sartori Ave., and El Prado, Torrance. Information call (310) 328-6107.


Monday, June 24

Summer Camp, AdventurePlex 

Fun is guaranteed with daily themes and activities including arts and crafts, music appreciation, age-appropriate skills building activities, and cooperative and imaginative games. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 4-12. AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach. Cost: $57/day with extended care costing $77/day.  Information:


Tuesday, June 25

Dementia Caregiver Support, Joslyn Center

This support group offers a safe space to address the challenges that come with caring for someone, find support amongst peers who share similar experiences and openly express your feelings around being a caregiver. Every fourth Tuesday of the month. 1:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Facilitated by Beach Cities Health District’s Care Manager, Charlotte Barnett. Information: Questions? Call (310) 374-3426, Option 1.

Coffee with Mayor Joe, Dunkin’

Join Manhattan Beach Mayor Joe Franklin for a cup of coffee and a chat. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts, 1100 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Check the City’s calendar on the website or email the Mayor ( to confirm the location. 

WTF?, HBPD at Proudly Serving

Stop in for a cup of coffee and a chat with Hermosa Police. Giveaways. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Proudly Serving, 220 Second Street, Hermosa Beach. 


Wednesday, June 26

Travel to Italy, Lazy Acres

Learn how to craft traditional Italian pasta in this hands-on class. This class emphasizes the use of plant-based ingredients to create dishes that are not only healthy but also full of the flavors, colors, and textures that define Italian cuisine. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Chef Ginger. 2510 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. $45. Register:

Directors Meeting, BCHD

BCHD holds public board meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month. 6:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend board meetings either via Zoom or in BCHD’s Beach Cities Room, lower level, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Questions or comments, (310) 374-3426, ext. 8213. Information:

MBPD Town Hall meeting, Joslyn Center

Join Police Chief Rachel Johnson for a Town Hall meeting. Topic of discussion: Strengthening our neighborhood. 6 – 7 p.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Email questions:


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