Baywatch Community Calendar 9-29-22

The Manhattan Hometown Fair offers something for everyone. Most booths support local charities and student organizations, so don't hestiate to enjoy that extra fish taco or roasted corn. Easy Reader file photo


Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair returns Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Now in its fiftieth year, the fair will have arts and crafts booths, a beer garden, a wine garden, live music, free and paid games, a community art and STEM showcase, a petting zoo, fair food and more. The weekend opens with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Free shuttle service will be available at the Northrop Grumman parking lot, buildings O4 and M5, west of Aviation Boulevard between Marine and 33rd Street. It will run 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. each day. For more information about the fair, go to



MB art exhibition

The Manhattan Beach Art Center’s annual community art exhibition is on display through Sunday, 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.


Mira Costa to present “Love/Sick”

Tickets go on sale Oct. 10 to Mira Costa’s fall production, John Cariani’s “Love/Sick,” a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute show explores the pain and joy that comes with being in love. The show is rated PG-13. Show dates are Nov 4, Nov. 5, Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. Tickets will be for sale at


Adopt a Child for a Day

The P.S. I Love You Foundation and Fablectics’ 21st annual Adopt a Child for a Day celebration in Manhattan Beach has been rescheduled for Oct. 22. The event pairs 300 at-risk children from non-profit organizations, foster care, shelters and schools with 300 caring adult mentors for a day of fun, friendship, trust building and healthy interaction. Adults interested in mentoring and teenagers interested in volunteering will find more information at


Thursday, Sept. 29

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.

MB School Board candidates forum

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold a school board candidates forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mira Costa High School auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd. To register, go to and follow the links.

HB City Council candidates mixer

The Hermosa Beach Culture Coalition will hold a city council candidates mixer from 6-9 p.m. at Loreto Plaza, 51 Pier Ave. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates.


Friday, Sept. 30

Farmers Market 90254

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

Sports luncheon

The South Bay Athletic Club, now in its 57th year, meets at noon at the H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. Steve Lopes, the former senior associate athletic director at USC and now a consultant to the Jimmy Kimmel Los Angeles Bowl, and Palos Verdes High football coach Guy Gardner, a former Mira Costa assistant coach, are the speakers. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30.


Saturday, Oct. 1

Manhattan Beach 10K 

The 45th annual Manhattan Beach 10K will get underway at 7:30 a.m. on Veterans Parkway between 3rd and 4th streets. 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. For those who would like to “Run Your Own Race” there is a virtual option. 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 Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach residents can pick up free compost while supplies last from 8 a.m.-noon 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.


Sunday, Oct. 2

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, Oct. 3

Life After Cancer Networking Group

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free weekly networking group for those who have had cancer and are post-treatment. Fear of recurrence and anxiety about getting back into daily routines can reduce quality of life. Offered the first Monday of each month, this free networking group can help reduce fears by providing the opportunity for cancer survivors to focus on wellness, support and friendship with other cancer survivors. The meeting is from 6-8 p.m. on Zoom. To join this online group, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at at


Tuesday, Oct. 4

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



Exercises for Osteoporosis

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by Dr. Sarah Shimanek, a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy. Participants will learn appropriate exercises for osteoporosis or osteopenia and how to strengthen muscles to improve bone density. Shimanek will provide examples of exercises and discuss proper form, as well as what not to do when exercising. The workshop is from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 7 on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

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.

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

Energy, water-saving workshop 

The city of Hermosa Beach and the South Bay Cities Council of Governments will hold a virtual workshop on ways to save energy and water at home at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 on Zoom. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes. To register, go to and open the calendar.

Coin club meeting

The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet on Oct. 13 at the Westchester Masonic Lodge, 7726 West Manchester Ave., Playa Del Rey. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the meeting to follow at 6 p.m. There will be a show and tell, auctions, a 50/50 and a raffle. All ages are welcome, with gifts for kids. For more information, email

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.

“Carrie” to be screened

Did you know the move “Carrie” was filmed at the Hermosa Beach Community Center? Come watch this horror classic dressed in your best prom attire and get a behind the scenes look at the filming spots used in the movie, complete with photo opportunities and haunted surprises. The movie night is set for Oct. 13, 6:30–10 p.m. The evening begins with a reception at the Hermosa Beach Museum, located at the community center, with food and drinks for sale. The movie will be shown at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at via the calendar. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. The movie screening is for ages 18 and older.  

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 ER


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