Baywatch Community Calendar 8-4-22

The Velzy/Stevens paddleboard race, from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach pier attracks nearly 200 paddlers on all modes of paddleboards, from stand-ups and unlimited to parents and kids paddling tandem on soft tops.The race is organized by the South Bay Boardriders club and starts at the Manhattan Beach pier at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Photo by Kevin Cody

SPOTLIGHT: International Surf Festival weekend

The International Surf Festival, the Beach Cities most popular participatory sporting event of the year started Wednesday with youth sailing, and continues through Sunday Aug. 7. Over 1,000 swimmers will compete in the Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim Sunday morning. Thousands more will compete in the Charlie Saikley Six Man/Woman Volleyball Tournament (Friday and Saturday), body surfing, surfing, paddling, and running (Saturday); and youth swims, youth 6 boys/girls volleyball, and more paddling on Sunday. The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Championships will be held Friday night at the Hermosa pier, followed by the Southern California Life Championships on Saturday night at the Hermosa Pier. For times and registration, visit



Online voting is open for the Roundhouse Aquarium’s second annual sand sculpture contest. Participants were allowed to submit photos of the sand sculptures they created. People can now go online and vote for their favorite creations in four different categories. The categories are best overall, best ocean themed sand castle, most creative and most team spirit. It costs $10 to cast a vote, with the money raised going to the aquarium’s education programs. Voting ends Aug. 14. To vote in the Sunsational Sandcastle Contest, go to


Adopt a Child for a Day

The P.S. I Love You Foundation and Fablectics will give 300 at-risk children a day at the beach on Sept. 10. This will mark the 21st annual Adopt a Child for a Day celebration in Manhattan Beach. Corporate sponsors, in-kind donors and mentors are needed. For information, go to


Summer concerts at Manhattan Village

Summer Concerts have returned to Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. There’s live music 6-8 p.m. every Thursday in The Plaza through Aug. 25. No outside food or beverages permitted. Guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, go to


Summer concerts at The Point

The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly music series that takes place from 6–8 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 28. Every week features a new musician or band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. The Point is located at 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, go to


Thursday, Aug. 4

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.


Friday, Aug. 5

Farmers Market 90254

Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.


Sidewalk sale

The Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale begins Friday, Aug. 5 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 7.


Saturday, Aug. 6

Redondo Beach library presentation

The Redondo Beach Public Library will present an entertaining two-part presentation on quantum physics. Dr. Bobbs has a long career researching laser and electro-optical physics. His programs are replete with cartoons, jokes, trivia and historical and personal anecdotes. They are designed to be understandable by all adults. Part 1 is from 10 a.m.-noon, followed by Part 2 from 1-3 p.m. It is recommended guests attend both parts. The library is located at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway.


‘The Addams Family’ in Torrance

Torrance Theater Company will open its 24th season at the James R. Armstrong Theatre with “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” The show runs six performances only, Aug. 6-13. Reserved seating includes Premium section for $45, General section for $25-$35 and Family Four Packs for $100. Tickets are available by phone at 310-781-7171 or online at

Jefferson Graham, host of the “PhotowalksTV” travel series on YouTube is bringing a group photowalk to the Redondo Beach Pier Saturday, August 6. Besides having a fun morning walk in and around the Pier, Graham offers photo tips to improve your photography, whether you use a smartphone camera or a more advanced model. $20 Sign up:

Sunday, Aug. 7

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


Summer concerts at Polliwog Park

The annual Concerts in the Park series at Polliwog Park continues with Midnight Ride, a cover band that performs a variety of styles, including pop, country, R&B, disco, Motown, funk, hip hop and blues. The series, presented by Chevron, features concerts every Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Polliwog Park amphitheater through Sept. 4. Concert-goers are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Admission is free. The park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For more information, go to


Monday, Aug. 8

Breast Cancer and Clinical Oncology Updates

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) is offering this free workshop led by Dr. Parvin Peddi, director of Breast Medical Oncology at Margie Petersen Breast Center in Santa Monica. Participants will learn the latest information on prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer and other cancers. The workshop is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at


Tuesday, Aug. 9

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


Wednesday, Aug. 10

Cancer Support: Mindfulness Sleep 

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free program led by Corina Gheorghiu, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Gheorghiu will a present a few essential principles and tools for daytime and nighttime use to help those who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Participants will also learn skills for staying relaxed and productive during the day. The workshop is from 1:30-3 p.m. on Zoom. To join, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at


Thursday, Aug. 11

Coin club meeting

The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester Masonic Lodge, 7726 West Manchester Ave., Playa Del Rey. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a show and tell, auctions and raffles. All ages are welcome and there will be gifts for kids. For more information, go to or email


Friday, Aug. 12

Shade Redondo is hosting Aqua, a summer lounge on Friday, August 12th. We have partnered with an amazing Tequila company and we will have a DJ playing mellow summer music. On one of the only ocean front rooftops in the South Bay, Aqua will be a great way to spend a summer evening overlooking the Redondo Harbor. For detalis visit or call (310) 921-8950. 



Hermosa Beach triathlon

The 2022 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon will take place Aug. 14. This is an entry level event open to triathletes of all skill levels. There will be a quarter-mile ocean swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run on the Strand. To register or for more information, go to


Succulents presentation

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s August presenter is Ernesto Sandoval, who will give a talk on feeding succulents. Sandoval is director/manager of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. The meeting is 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. For more information, go to


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