Baywatch Community Calendar 9-7-23

Hermosa Beach resident Marsha Majka at her 1913 beach bungalow designated a historic home. The home is the city’s first residential historic landmark. (Photos by Kevin Cody).

Spotlight: Hermosa Beach’s first historically-designated residence. 

Plaque Commemoration and Block Party

Sunday, September 10, 1 – 4 p.m. Park Avenue between Monterey Blvd and Loma Drive will be closed for a neighborhood block party to celebrate the designation of 2204 Monterey (Building Permit 62, built in 1913 and owned by Marsha Majka), as the first community residence to bear historic landmark status. During the block party, the doors of this classic California beach bungalow will be open to tour. At 1:30 p.m., speakers from the City Council, the Hermosa Beach Museum and the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will mark the occasion, and will install a Museum-donated plaque. Also open for public tours will be 2160 Monterey Blvd, directly across Park Ave from Marsha’s home. This International Moderne icon (built in 1938) was designed by noted mid-century architect Earl Heitschmidt. Apart from delving into these architectural treasures, attendees can revel in the spirited ambience of the event, with food, drink and music., (310) 318-9421.



South Bay Bridge Club

Beginning Bridge Defense every Tuesday, starting September 12 and  November 14, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. $15/class. Advanced Defense every Monday starting September 18 through October 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $20/class. Free introduction class every Tuesday September 19 – October 10, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Registration: 24100 Narbonne Ave. #105 Lomita. Questions call Scholler at (310) 373-8166. 

Hermosa bingo

Every Thursday from 1 – 2:30 p.m. $1.50/card. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave. Information: or call (310) 318-0280.

Wilson Park train rides

Southern California Live Steamers miniature railroad. Free train rides 1st Sunday of the month, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 3rd Saturday of the month, 12 – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, south east corner of the park, 2100 Washington Ave., Torrance. Information:

Manhattan Beach Community exhibition

An eclectic showcase of local artists’ talent across various mediums. Show ends October 8. Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact: (310) 802-5440.


Thursday, September 7

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 309 Esplanade, Veterans Park. Information:  (310) 372-1171, ext. 2252. 

San Pedro ArtWalk

San Pedro 1st Thursday ArtWalk & guided tour. Live music & creative fun. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Meet-up location: Palm Realty Pop-up Gallery, 255 W. 6th St., San Pedro. Tickets and information:

Redondo Pier movie night

Redondo Beach Pier free family movie night. Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG). 7 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Information:


Friday, September 8

Hermosa blood drive

Battle of the Badges blood drive at Clark building, 861 Valley Drive. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Noelle at All donors will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Terranea Sound Series

Live music and epic sunsets at Terranea featuring “Radio Rebels.” 7 – 10 p.m. Nelson’s, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. Information and tickets:

Madrona Marsh Friday fun

Ages 3 – 6 years, and their parents or guardians. The program will incorporate storytime, science, art, and a Preserve tour emphasizing the chosen topic. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance. Call (310) 782-3989 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and speak to the receptionist to be added to the list. Enrollment limited to 15 children. Masks are required when indoors, masks are optional when outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

Farmers Market 90254

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

Row for a Reason

The 8th Annual Row for a Reason fundraiser combines a great workout with a great cause. Participants sign up to row in half-hour time slots for a $50 donation. Row at your own pace, invite a friend to share the rowing with you or push yourself to log as many meters as you can. Funds raised directly support 200+ programs each month of support, education, and hope that is offered to cancer patients and their loved ones at Cancer Support Community South Bay. Friday, September 8, 4 – 10 p.m. & Saturday, September 9, 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Information:


Saturday, September 9

Hermosa shredding and compost giveaway

The City and Athens Services paper shredding and compost giveaway. Free to residents of Hermosa Beach. Community Center, 710 Pier Ave – enter driveway off Pier Ave. Bring your own containers and shovels for the compost and paper shredding will be done on site. Contact Doug Krauss with any questions: (310) 750-3603.

Redondo Pier AM yoga

Free Yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier every 2nd Saturday of the month. 10 – 11 a.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf (west end of the Redondo Beach Pier). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. Weather permitting. 

Sunset movie HB

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks presents Movies at the Beach. Tom Cruise in Top Gun Maverick. Free sunset movies on the sand. South side of the Pier. Hermosa Summer series has fun planned all day with music & comedy. Movies begin just after sundown. Bring blankets, picnics, and beach chairs (low back only). To learn more visit 

Reverse mortgages

Hear a panel of experts about investment strategies including real estate and the use of reverse mortgages. 9 – 11 a.m. Reservation required. Free. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. To RSVP call (310) 784-4843.

ECC Maui relief performance

To support Maui’s relief efforts, El Camino College will feature a performance hosted by KABC-7 anchor David Ono. 7 p.m. in the Marsee Auditorium. The showing of “Defining Courage,” is a live performance honoring the most decorated U.S. soldiers of World War II — the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service — which originated in Hawai‘i more than 80 years ago. 7 p.m. Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance. Monies raised will benefit the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. More details available at

Sunday, September 10

Peter Walkowiak


South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society presents Peter Walkowiak “Soil and Staging Workshop.” Walkowiak is a prolific collector of succulents, and is always asked “When do I water this plant?” and “What soil do I use?”  He’ll demo how he blends his soil mix, how he stages a plant to maximize their beauty, and answer your questions on the best way to grow your succulents. 1 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Information:

Hermosa Sister City gala

The Hermosa Beach Sister City Association Gala. Delicious food, Casino, and silent auction. 2 – 6 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tickets: 

The last summer concert 

Come down to the beach and bring a blanket, your picnic, and your friends to enjoy a concert beachside. 4 – 4:40 p.m., Abby Posner, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Venice, and 6 – 7:30 p.m., Pine Mountain  Logs. Information:

Torrance Memorial BBQ by the bay

Presented by Torrance Memorial medical staff, BBQ by the Bay Fundraiser benefiting the residents and families of Caring House in Torrance. King Harbor Yacht Club, 280 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. 4 p.m. Tickets and information:, David (310) 796-6625.

Farmers Market 90277

The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1801 S. Elena Ave. Information:


Monday, September 11

South End blood drive 

The South End Racquet & Health Club will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2800 Skypark Dr., Torrance. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Noelle at  

Hermosa 9/11 remembrance

To honor the memory of those who were lost on September 11, 2001, the Hermosa Beach Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held at the 9/11 Memorial (Greenbelt & Pier Ave.) at 8:30 a.m. Flowers will be available for the public to lay at the memorial to pay their respects. 


Tuesday, September 12

MB Strand parcourse unveiling

The fitness area on the Strand at 26th Street, MB was removed and new fitness equipment donated by the Manhattan Beach 10K was installed by Public Works staff. Join the City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department as they unveil the new parcourse exercise equipment. 3 – 4 p.m. The Strand Parcourse Park, 2600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach. 

Farmers Market 90501

Torrance Certified Farmers Market every Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Sepulveda Blvd. and Carson St.).

Farmers Market 90266

The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. Information:

Wednesday, September 13

Redondo Walkers & Talkers Storytime 

Children ages 1 to 5 and their families. This half-hour program will include a mixture of stories, singing, and rhymes. Limit of 40 individuals. Tickets will be handed out at the Children’s Reference desk at 11:45 a.m. 12 – 12:30 p.m. Main Library, Storytime Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Contact:Children’s Reference Desk (310) 318-0675 ext. 2387.



Ukulele festival

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, returns the weekend of September 23 – 24,to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. A weekend dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. This unique, family-friendly festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play and enjoy live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players. Tickets and information:

Coastal Cleanup Day

Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest annual volunteer event. It’s a chance for everyone in our state, no matter where they live, to help clean up trash from our environment before the rains come and wash it out to the coast and ocean. Visit the website and sign up for the beach you would like to clean up. September 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Information: 

Sean Na’Auao at PV Performing Arts

Sean Na’auao is a Jamaican Reggae-inspired guitarist and ukulelist with a blend of Hawaiian vocal harmonies infused with island instrumentation. Na’auao will be performing a concert at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 8th. Na’auao will share music from his new album, ʻE Kahiauʻ, and other favorites. A portion of concert proceeds, including merchandise and CD sales will go to Maui Wildfire Relief. Ticketing: ER


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