Baywatch Community Calendar 9-15-22

The Old Crow Medicine Show, whose Dylan-inspired “Wagon Wheel” became a contemporary anthem, is among the headliners Friday night at BeachLife Ranch, which continues through the weekend at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. Photo courtesy of BeachLife Ranch

Spotlight: BeachLife Ranch music festival

The BeachLife Ranch music festival returns Friday, Sept. 16, with live music on tap through Sunday, Sept. 18 on North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. Headliners include The Lumineers, and 80s icons Daryl Hall and John Oates on Friday; Dierks Bentley, Ashley McBryde and Shooter Jennings on Saturday; and Brandi Carlile and Wilco on Sunday. In all, more than 35 bands will be performing from three stages over the course of the three-day festival. For tickets and more information, go to



Fitness bootcamp

GI Joe’s Fall Bootcamp is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on the beach in Manhattan Beach. There are two class workouts, 6-7 a.m. and 8-9 a.m. Class meets at the Manhattan Beach Pier through Nov. 4. For more information, call 310-980-9339 or email

MB art exhibition

The Manhattan Beach Art Center’s annual community art exhibition is on display through Oct. 2. The exhibition features diverse and innovative artworks ranging from photography and paintings to sound generating sculpture and woven fiber. More than seventy artists are featured. The art center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. across from Polliwog Park and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 310-802-5440.

RB art exhibition

The ninth annual CA 101 Pop Up Art Exhibition is underway at the Redondo Beach Historic Library, 309 Esplanade. The gallery is open Sept 16-18, noon to 7 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, CA 101 features 73 artists whose works encompass all types of media and subject matters. For more information, go to

El Camino art exhibition

The El Camino College Art Gallery’s exhibit, “SOUNDS,” explores the connections between humans and sound through audible and visual means. How do we imagine sound? What emotions do sounds evoke? What does sound look like? The exhibition continues through Sept. 22. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 pm. Wednesdays and 12-4 p.m. Thursdays and is located on the ground floor of the Art and Behavioral Science building on the Redondo Beach Boulevard side of the El Camino College campus. Gallery admission is free. On-campus parking is $3 for visitors.


Thursday, Sept. 15

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, Sept. 16

Sports luncheon

The South Bay Athletic Club, now in its 57th year, will meet at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The speakers will be Mira Costa High football coach Don Morrow and Sam Lagana, the public address announcer for the Rams at SoFi Stadium as well as president of Notre Dame High. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30.

Farmers Market 90254

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

Frankly Speaking About Treatment Decisions

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free program led by Mary Welch, an oncology nurse practitioner. Welch will focus on building awareness among patients and caregivers on speaking with their health care teams about treatment decision making, side effects and how to prepare questions for their next appointment. The workshop is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

The South Bay Chamber Music Society’s new season opens Friday, Sept. 16 with a concert performance by the Elixir Trio, comprised of Fang Fang Xu, Lucy Nargizyan and Samvel Chilingaria.


Live chamber music

The South Bay Chamber Music Society’s 2022-2023 season opens with a concert performance by the Elixir Trio at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Department at Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. The Recital Hall is located in the music building at the north end of the campus. The concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The program includes works by Haydn, Schubert, Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Piazzolla. Admission to both concerts is free. For more information, go to


Saturday, Sept. 17

SB Boardriders Memorial Surf Contest

SBBC hosts a memorial surf contest at 8 a.m. at 42nd Street in El Porto. In addition to the contest, there will be beach games all day for surfers and non-surfers, prize giveaways, a free surf contest for children, an entry-free open surf division with cash prizes, free surf lessons and a paddle board and standup paddle board race. The surf contest is in honor of Luke Millican, Mat Mikelson, Kirk McNulty, Chris Gray, Mikey Ryan, Randy Ruby and Nick Sinclair. Register at, call or text 213-537-2644, or email

Coastal cleanup

Community members are invited to participate in Heal the Bay’s 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Cleanups will take place 9 a.m.-noon at more than 35 sites in Los Angeles County, including the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information, go to

Walk N’ Wag

Dog owners are invited to take a walk with their pooches while raising money for a good cause. Walk N’ Wag is a fundraiser for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a non-profit that provides group activities for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Dog owners and their pups will walk along the Esplanade to Knob Hill. Upon returning to Avenue I, participants will receive a goody bag and raffle ticket. Prizes include a certificate for a pair of Sketchers. The walk starts promptly at 9 a.m. at Berkshire Hathaway, 225 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. Registration is $50. To register, go to

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. to 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. 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

Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library book sale

The Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library will hold its bi-monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the conference room at the library, 320 Highland Ave.  Proceeds go to library programs for children, teens and adults and to purchase books and magazines not included in the county library budget. Most books are priced at $1 or less. The final sale of the year will be on Nov. 19. Additionally, inside the library near the elevator there is an ongoing book sale section that is restocked weekly. For more information and questions about donations, call 424-241-0532 or email                    

“Women on Waves”

Author Jim Kempton will talk about his new book, “Women on Waves: A Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddesses and Hawaiian Queens to Malibu Movie Stars and Millennial Champions,” at 2 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, go to and open the calendar.

Hennessey’s anniversary celebration

Hennessey’s Tavern is celebrating 46 years in Hermosa Beach. There will be live music and specials from 4 p.m. to closing. Hennessey’s is located at 8 Pier Ave.


Sunday, Sept. 18

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


Monday, Sept. 19

Making Meaning of Suicide Loss: Stories From Lived Experience

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Beach Cities Health District invite community members to virtually join NAMI South Bay’s monthly meeting as the group discusses surviving suicide loss. The agenda includes a webinar featuring NAMI National Chief Medical Director Dr. Ken Duckworth facilitating a discussion with four individuals who share their story of surviving a suicide loss. The group will also be discussing resources and suicide prevention efforts. The meeting is from 7:30-9 p.m. To register, go to


Tuesday, Sept. 20

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

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by trust attorney Scott Magee. The presentation will provide participants with assistance in planning during major life events such as divorce, illness and birth or death of a family member. Magee, an expert in estate planning, will share ideas to protect assets and ensure that loved ones are taken care of and avoid probate. The workshop is from 5-6 p.m. on Zoom. To join, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at  


Wednesday, Sept. 21

Peace Day 

As part of International Peace Day, the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach will recognize students at Redondo Union High School and dedicate a peace pole on campus. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium and will include a performance by the RUHS Band. Students will be recognized by the Rotary Club in the categories of Kindness, Humanitarian Actions and Most Welcoming. The celebration is open to the public. For more information, email LeeAnn Robinson at


Thursday, Sept. 22

Hermosa Beach Museum docent open house

Interested in being a docent at the Hermosa Beach Museum? The museum, located at 710 Pier Ave., will hold a docent open house at 6 p.m. To RSVP, email



CSC South Bay Welcome Orientation

Find out what Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) is all about in this virtual orientation meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 on Zoom. Participants will receive a virtual tour of the community and learn about the many free programs that CSC South Bay offers cancer patients and their loved ones. The opportunity to register for a virtual weekly support group or monthly networking group will also be provided. CSC South Bay has been offering free support and education for cancer patients and their families for 35 years. To join the meeting, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at   

Ukulele festival

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is Sept. 23-25 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. The family-friendly festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability and live performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players. For the full festival lineup, artist and workshop information and to purchase tickets, go to

Free composting, shredding event

The city of Hermosa Beach and Athens Services are co-hosting a free paper shredding and compost giveaway event on Sept. 24 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue. From 8 a.m.-noon, residents can drive in through the Pier Avenue entrance to have their important documents shredded on site and pick up a bag or two of free compost. Residents must bring their own containers for the compost and paper shredding is limited to three boxes per vehicle. This event is for Hermosa Beach residents only. Proof of residency required.

Pennyroyal Players cast members starring in “The Suffragette Musical: From Battles to Ballots: A Century of Struggles for the Right to Vote.” Front, from left, Dawn Curry, Kathie Ryel, Diana Brownson, Deborah Strayhand, Anne Destabelle (Creator/Director) and Claire Wagner. Back, from left, Joan Perkins, Cherie Turner, Gloria Godet and Liz Cantine.

Suffragette musical

Pennyroyal Players will present “The Suffragette Musical: From Battles to Ballots A Century of Struggles for the Right to Vote” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the community room at Peninsula Center Library, 650 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Reservations required. To RSVP, email and put Reservation Suffragette in the subject line. Donations are appreciated, with a suggested amount of $10. This community program is sponsored by the Palos Verdes Peninsula branch of the American Association of University Women.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Hosted by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, QPR Suicide Prevention Training helps individuals recognize warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. Learn skills to engage someone in crisis to discuss their distress, provide hope and refer them to someone who can formally assess and intervene. The virtual training will take place from 9 a.m.-noon on Sept. 27. To register, go to

Cancer Support: Finding Meaning and Hope

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) will offer this free workshop led by oncology social worker Brittany Rudinica from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 on Zoom. Participants will explore the four sources of meaning as defined by Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy, a therapeutic intervention for cancer patients. Through education and experiential exercises, Rudinica will discuss the importance of creating, reconnecting with, experiencing and sustaining meaning in the face of illness. To join the workshop, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Manhattan Beach 10K

The 45th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is set for Oct. 1 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Experience one of the most scenic 10K courses in the South Bay and enjoy live music and a post-race expo at the finish line. Over 3,500 runners will take to the streets for this moderate to slightly difficult course through downtown and residential Manhattan Beach, finishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier. This year’s race is designated the RRCA California State 10K Championship. For those who would like to “Run Your Own Race” there is a virtual option. Registration costs range from $25-$40. Register now; there will be no day-of registration. For more information, email, call the info line at 424.260.6548 or visit

Free compost in RB

Redondo Beach residents can pick up free compost while supplies last from 8 a.m.-noon on Oct. 1 in the parking lot at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Bring your own containers, but no larger than 32 gallons.

Square dance lessons

A beginner square dance class starts on Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Drive, Redondo Beach. The first class is free and $8 per class after. For more information, call 424-262-7782.

Hermosa Beach Museum exhibit

The museum’s latest rotating exhibit, “One Wall at a Time,” opens at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The exhibit chronicles the successful efforts of the Hermosa Beach Murals Project to bring public art to Hermosa Beach. The museum is located at 710 Pier Ave. For more information, go to

Layla Paige and Friends Walk

The annual Layla Paige and Friends Walk for TrinityKids Care, hosted by actor and musician Jack Black, is set for 8-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at a new location: a private resort home overlooking Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates. In addition to a walk along the bluffs, there will be entertainment, food, activity booths, raffle prizes and art created by TrinityKids Care patients and their families. Registration is $40 per adult and $15 for children ages 3-17. There’s no charge for children under age 3. All proceeds benefit TrinityKids Care, a hospice and palliative care program for children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. To register, go to

Live chamber music

The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay’s 40th season opens Oct. 9 with Anna Geniushene on piano performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The season will continue with Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet principal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Nov. 13; Claire Huangci, piano, on Jan. 15; Marcia Dickstein on harp and Philip Vaiman on violin on March 5 and a concert titled, “Beethoven to Broadway,” on April 15. All concerts are at 7 p.m. at Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are $63, plus the facility fee. Subscriptions are available. For tickets, call 310-544-0403 or visit ER


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