Beach magazine: South Bay Community Calendar

CA51 spyhopping for Alisa Schulman-Janiger and Eric Martin, who looked on from an 18-foot powerboat.

CA51 spyhopping for Alisa Schulman-Janiger and Eric Martin, who looked on from an 18-foot powerboat.

Whale watching

The whales have begun passing through the South Bay. The Voyager out of King Harbor offers daily whale watching excursions through April. For reservations or trip times visit or call (310)944-1219.

233 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach


Tuesday, January 20


Manhattan Beach Farmers Market

Fresh and organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants. Enjoy a variety of hot and prepared foods. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Metered parking in the underground Metlox parking lot. For more information visit

13th Street and Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach.

Friday, January 23

Waters, Lieu address State of the Region

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual State of the Region address featuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters (43rd District) and Congressman Ted Lieu (33rd District). Noon. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Tickets cost $40 or $400 for a table of ten and can be purchased by calling the Chamber at 310-540-5858.

DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay. 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance.


Saturday, January 24

Walking for the birds

Join an early morning bird walk at Madrona to increase your birding skills and learn about resident and migration birds. Open to all ages and all levels. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free Donations are greatly appreciated.For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at (310) 782-3989.

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance.


Tuesday, January 27

Food truck jam

Enriched Farms presents Dinner at the Arts featuring the best food trucks in Los Angeles at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 28

Wilderness filmmaker talk

The Sierra Club presents filmmaker/explorer Robert Caplan, who will show “In Wilderness,” a program of films about human experience in distant settings. “Twosome” takes us to remote canyons and wild coasts in pursuit of a mystery about two North American explorers, a man and woman, and the man who photographed them. “Watershed” pays homage to one of our most threatened molecules, H20. Its production is based on a rare collaboration among a choreographer, a musical composer, dancers,  a conservationist, and a wilderness photographer. These films will be followed by a Q&A session with the producer/photographer/explorer Robert Caplan. 7 – 9p.m. Palos Verdes Library, Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates(across from Deep Valley Drive).  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Program Chair Joyce White  310-383-5247


A short Walk with Sally

An evening of wine, beer, food, friends and fun. Walk With Sally would like to recognize their mentors and spread the spirit of positive healing for those affected by cancer. 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the The Rockefeller. $25 in advance. $30 at the door. For tickets and more information visit

1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.

Saturday, January 31

Peter Zippi animal benefit

Tonight’s annual Peter Zippi Fund for Animals Benefit features the pop, contemporary jazz group Abrakadabra.  7 – 11 p.m. Suzy’s Bar & Grill, 310-379-6171. Free admission. Donations welcome.

For more info see or

1141 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach.


Dog training for good citizenship

The Redondo Beach Department of Parks and Recreation offers dog obedience class at Dominguez Park. 9 to 10 a.m. Classes are free to active duty or reserve military personnel, and military veterans who would like to train their dog for use as a personal service or therapy dog. This training prepares the student and dog for the the AKC Good Citizen test. Proof of vaccination required. For registration: Class No. 3684. Call (310) 318-0610 ext. 3460. For more information contact Gil Escontrias at 562-774-DOGS

200 Flagler Lane Redondo Beach


Local arts party

FOLA Foundation of Local Arts holds its annual fundraiser at the home of honoree Bob Salim.  7 – 10 p.m. Featuring FOLA artists Bob Francis, Jennifer Hellman, Lynne Haggard, Geri Aida Hess, Linzi Lynn, Bobbie Rich, and Margaret Yuko Tan. Valet parking. Purchase tickets online at or at Look! Optometry 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach.

1516 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

Sunday, February 1

Super Bowl Sunday run/walk

The 37th Annual Super Bowl Sunday 10K & 5K Run/Walk attracts as many as 10,000 runners from across the country. 7 a.m. to noon . Run, walk, or stroll with our without a costume. For more info visit or

Redondo Beach Marina, 181 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach


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