Baywatch Community Calendar 9-22-22

Mira Costa High runners treat the Manhattan Beach 10K as a fun workout each year. Easy Reader file photo

Spotlight: 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 compete  in this moderate to slightly difficult course through downtown and residential Manhattan Beach, finishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier. This year’s race is designated as  the RRCA California State 10K Championship. For those who would like to “Run Your Own Race” there is a virtual option. Registration ranges from $25 to $40. No day-of registration. For more information, email, or call the info line at (424) 260-6548 or visit



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.

Rolling Hills Estates art exhibit

“Brush of Giftedness,” an exhibit of art by Heidi Dong, is on display at Peninsula Center Library through Oct. 17. The exhibit features Dong’s interpretations of famous artwork. Dong, a young woman with autism, has been a student of visual art and dance for many years and is the illustrator of Elizabeth Michele Cantine’s book, “Brush of Giftedness,” a collection of original poems about well-known artists. The library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road.


Thursday, Sept. 22

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. 23

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 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   

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 are El Camino College football coach Gifford Lindheim and Todd Butler, West Torrance High’s new football coach. 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.

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is Sept. 23-25 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center

Ukulele festival

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 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


Saturday, Sept. 24

Free composting, shredding event

The city of Hermosa Beach and Athens Services are co-hosting a free paper shredding and compost giveaway event 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.

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. 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.


Sunday, Sept. 25

Torrance Antique Street Faire

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Torrance. The open-air antiques flea market features more than 180 sellers selling antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, furniture, plants, toys, arts and crafts, home decor and more. There will also be an antique appraisal booth charging just $3 per item. Free admission and parking, plus pet friendly. For more information, call 310-328–6107.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 27

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

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 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


Thursday, Sept. 29

Cancer Support: Cosmetic Tattoos 

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) will offer this free workshop led by tattoo artist Marcel Nagy from 1-2 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn about the various paramedical and cosmetic procedures, such as areola restoration, scar camouflage and scar reduction, that are available. To join the workshop, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at



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.

Art exhibit

Hermosa Beach artist Kimie Joe will have a solo art exhibit Oct. 3-Nov. 1 at Cherry Co, 211 Avenida del Norte, Redondo Beach. There will be an artist reception from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 7. Kimie Joe is on Instagram @kimiejo_art.

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

JIMMY Family Surf Fiesta

The JIMMY Family Surf Fiesta returns Oct 8, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach. The surf contest welcomes surfers of all levels, including those just learning, who will be paired on a team with people with all different abilities. For more information and 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

Girls Night Out

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) is taking reservations for the 18th annual Girls Night Out fundraiser to be held Oct. 12-14 at the Neptunian Woman’s Club, 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Now in its 18th year, Girls Night Out is a festive and inspiring celebration of women in support of those who have been affected by cancer. There are three nights to choose from with delectable food, signature drinks, curated raffle packages, survivor stories, a live auction and a lively comedy show. Proceeds will help fund free cancer support programs at CSC South Bay. Reservations are $175 per person. Call 310-376-3550 to reserve a seat or go to to purchase tickets online.

Live music

Award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza will be at San Pedro’s Grand Annex on Oct. 15 to perform his new CD, “Patrick Landeza & Sons.” Joining him on stage will be Justin Firmeza on Hawaiian steel guitar and keyboard and PJ Landeza on bass guitar. The show is at 8 p.m. General admission is $23. For tickets, go to

Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is set for 9 a.m. on Oct. 30. Check-in is 8 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants will walk to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of our children. Register at


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