Calendar: 10-28-2021


The Halloween Golf Cart Parade returns to Manhattan Beach for a second year on Sunday, Oct. 31. The parade departs Pacific Elementary School at 1 p.m. and will wind its way through town. The route includes downtown Manhattan Beach, Bruce’s Beach and Live Oak Park.

For more information and a link to register a golf cart, go to Photo by Philicia Endelman/Easy Reader



Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k/5k Run/Walk

Registration is open for the 44th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk, which will take place on Feb. 13.

There’s also a Health & Fitness Expo that starts on Feb. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and continues race day from 6-11 a.m.

The start/finish line and the expo will be at 200 Portofino Way. The race course will take runners along the Redondo Beach harbor, Esplanade and waterfront, with the course ending at the Seaside Lagoon.

A 1k Kid’s Fun Run begins at 7 a.m., followed by the 10k at 7:30 a.m., the 10k Baby Buggy Run at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. 

The entry fee for the 10k, 5k and Baby Buggy 10k is $40. The Kid’s Fun Run is $20. Prices go up on Dec. 1.  

To register or for more information, go to


Art show

“Beyond Shapes,” an exhibition featuring a collection of paintings, metal cut-outs and drawings by Manhattan Beach artist David Peters, is on display at the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., through Dec. 19. 

For more information, contact Carmen Mentges at or 310-379-5800, or go to


Thursday, Oct. 28

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.


Meditation Circle

A weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress, is held 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to


Friday, Oct. 29

Chamber podcast
The MB 360 Podcast airs live at 8 a.m. every Friday and features the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. The podcast hosts special guests and introduces active chamber members. Plus, listeners can learn about the chamber’s role in the community. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. For more information, go to


CSCRB Welcome Orientation

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will hold a virtual orientation meeting at 11 a.m. Participants will be given a virtual tour, learn about the many free programs CSCRB offers and have a chance to register for a weekly support group or monthly networking group.

The orientation will take place on Zoom.

To register, go to and open the calendar. For more information, email


Farmers Market 90254

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


Fall Festival and Carnival 

Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Festival and Carnival will feature a community marketplace, carnival rides, good eats, music, beer and wine, costume and pumpkin decorating contests and a health and wellness fair.

The event is Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31 at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The carnival hours are 4-10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday. The marketplace is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 310-377-8111 or go to


RPD Halloween party

Community members are invited to the Haunted Halloween Movie Night & Costume Party, presented by the Redondo Beach Police Department. The featured movie is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

There will be free popcorn and candy, games and a photo booth. 

The party is 6 p.m. in the RPD’s annex parking lot at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street. Party-goers are welcome to dress in costume and may want to bring beach chairs.


Halloween on the Boardwalk

The free community event is 6-8 p.m. on the boardwalk at the Redondo Beach Pier, below Kincaid’s. There will be free boat rides for those in costume, a costume contest, trick-or-treating on the boardwalk and pier, a DJ, a selfie wall and sponsor giveaways.

For more information, go to


Halloween drive-in

The Exceptional Kids Organization, which provides social and educational enrichment to individuals with special needs, their families and educators, is holding a Halloween Spooktacular Drive-In Movie and Costume Parade

at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 700 15th St., Manhattan Beach. The night starts with a Halloween costume parade and contest, followed by a showing of Disney’s “Hocus Pocus.”

The cost is $20 per carload, which includes a big bag of popcorn, four bottles of water and lots of candy.

The gate opens at 6 p.m., with the costume contest set for 6:15 p.m. and the movie at 6:45 p.m. Because the event is outdoors, masks are encouraged but not required.

Tickets must be reserved in advance. No drive-up sales. For tickets, go to


Outdoor concerts

Saved by the 90s, a 90s rock and pop tribute band, will perform at 8 p.m. outdoors at Rock & Brews in Redondo Beach. 

The show is part of an ongoing concert series at the restaurant. Concerts are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. All of the the shows feature tribute bands.

A Billy Idol tribute band will take the stage on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Rock & Brews is located at 6300 Pacific Coast Highway.


Saturday, Oct. 30

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society will kick off a series of teen film screenings with a showing of the classic film, “Carrie,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Museum.

The museum is located at 710 Pier Ave., across from the tennis courts.

Some of “Carrie” was filmed at the adjacent Hermosa Beach Community Center, which used to be a school. Attendees will be taken on a tour of those filming locations while learning about 1970’s teen culture.

Admission is free. Soft drinks and cotton candy will be provided. Pizza is $2.

Attendees are encouraged to come in 1970’s costumes.

Guests will be required to wear masks inside the museum regardless of vaccination status.

For more information, go to


Future Generation Artistry

Gallery/Store is hosting its first annual Halloween Extravaganza. There will be a pumpkin carving contest for children at 1 p.m., kids costume contests at 3 p.m. (ages 6-12) and 4 p.m. (ages 13-17) and an adult costume contest at 6 p.m. Each contest is limited to 20 participants. The last day to register is Friday, Oct. 29.

There will also be snacks and refreshments, tricks & treats, raffles, giveaways and gallery tours.

Free admission.

Future Generation Artistry is located at 2206 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach.

For more information, call 310-962-4544.


Sunday, Oct. 31

Farmers Market 90277

The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to


Golf cart parade

The Halloween Golf Cart Parade is returning to Manhattan Beach for a second year. The parade departs Pacific Elementary School at 1 p.m. and will wind its way through town. The route includes downtown Manhattan Beach, Bruce’s Beach and Live Oak Park.

For more information and a link to register a golf cart, go to


Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Shops will be handing out candy outside their businesses from 3-6 p.m. 

For more information, go to


Tuesday, Nov. 2

Farmers Market 90266

The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel. For more information, go to


Caregiver Support Group

Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email


Wednesday, Nov. 3

Medical cannabis

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will offer this free workshop led by Dr. Bonnie Goldstein from 5:30-7 p.m. on Zoom. Goldstein will discuss the benefits of using medical marijuana to ease side effects of cancer treatment. Participants will also learn how to obtain a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. 

To join this virtual workshop, go to and open the calendar. For more information, email


Thursday, Nov. 4

Virtual author talk

The Peninsula Land Conservancy will host a live virtual event with Catherine Raven, a former park ranger and author of “Fox & I — An Uncommon Friendship,” at 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information, call 310-541-7613 or go to


Art Walk

The First Thursday ArtWalk in San Pedro is set for 6-9 p.m. Art galleries and studios on Pacific Avenue, Mesa Street, 7th Street and 6th Street are participating. There will be outdoor music and food trucks.

For more information, go to




The Beaders Group of the Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will be working on a new seed bead project. Vaccinated visitors welcome. Face masks required.


Monument unveiling

Leadership Redondo Beach Class of 2019 will unveil a monument honoring Amador Espinosa at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Redondo Beach Police Department, 410 Diamond St. The ceremony will be held outside between the department and council chambers.

Espinosa dedicated 56 years of service to the Redondo Beach Police Department and Redondo Beach community.


TEDx Manhattan Beach

This year’s TEDx MB event features a lineup of 14 presenters from the fields of technology, science, art, business, society and education. Plus, Aiseborn, an LA based graffiti and mural Artist, will lead attendees in the annual Community Art Project.

TEDx MB will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Mira Costa High School auditorium and campus.

For tickets and more information, go to


Theft prevention

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold a catalytic converter etching event from 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 6 at the Redondo Beach Police Annex parking lot, 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Reservations required. 

To RSVP, go to


Peninsula education fundraiser

“Toast on the Coast,” the Peninsula Education Foundation’s

first community-wide outdoor festival, will feature premium food and beverages, live music and ocean views. The fundraiser will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Roessler Point in Palos Verdes Estates.

General admission is $125. 

For tickets and more information, go to


MCHS reunion

Members of Mira Costa High School’s Class of 1971 are invited to a reunion where they can reconnect with old friends. The reunion is from 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne. There will be food, a photo booth, a no host bar and more. Parking fees waived.

For more information, email


Bird society meeting

The South Bay Bird Society will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. on Nov. 7 on Zoom. Chris Driggins will give a presentation titled, ”Parrots for Patriots — Matching Vets with Parrots.” Driggins, a veteran, will share how he and his bird rescue team match veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with birds who needs a home. 

For more information about Driggins, go to the society’s website at or call Janet Ragonesi at 310-376-5954.

To receive the Zoom link to the meeting, go to


Symphony Concert

Under the direction of guest conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, the Peninsula Symphony Association will perform with soloist Erika UzCa at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Redondo Union High School auditorium. Admission and parking are free.

The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 6:15 p.m. for association members and guest-pass holders.

Audience members must be vaccinated.

For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320 or go to


Book discussion

The Redondo Beach Public Library’s senior librarian, Erin Schoonover, will lead a discussion of “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 on Zoom. 

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to Click on the events calendar, then Nov. 9, then Book Discussion and then “more info” to sign up.


Art show

The Pastel Society of Southern California’s 12th annual gallery exhibition will be held at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep  Valley Drive, Suite 117, in Rolling Hills Estates. 

The exhibition opens Nov. 10 and continues through Nov. 28. More than a hundred original framed artwork will be on display. Most will be for sale.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The Chamber of Commerce will hold a sneak peak of the art show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 with food, drinks and an art history talk. In addition, the public is invited to a reception and awards show from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 13. A pastel art demonstration is planned.


“Upside of Aging”

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Village’s fifth annual “Upside of Aging” event will feature a conversation with Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks, a Manifesto Against Ageism.” This free virtual event is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. on Nov. 10.
For registration information, call Marianne Propst at 310-991-3324 or email

For more information, go to


Coin club

The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave. There will be a show and tell, auctions, a 50/50 and a raffle. All ages are welcome. Gifts for kids.

For more information, email


Veterans Day ceremony

Two local chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will observe the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Veterans Day when they gather at Green Hills Memorial Park on Nov. 11 for a wreath-laying ceremony. The two chapters are Point Vicente and El Redondo.

The ceremony is at 11 a.m. at 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes.


Veterans Day tribute, bbq

The Redondo Beach Veterans Day Tribute is set for 1 p.m on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue hosted by Redondo Elks Lodge No. 1378, located at 315 Esplanade.

The Veterans Day Tribute will include reflection, remembrances and commentary. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, other local elected officials and military dignitaries will participate. Music will be provided by the 40th Infantry Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps JROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Boy Scouts will provide support.

For more information, go to


“Sacred Expressions: The Healing Art of Mandala Making”

The word mandala is from Sanskrit and means circle. A circle is a symbol of wholeness. 

This workshop with Rev. Paula Vukmanic will engage the experience of the mandala with a variety of mediums and papers. Vukmanic recently retired as rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates.

Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost: $40 per person (all materials included). 

To register or for more information, go to


Blues festival

The New Blues Festival VIII, featuring R&B legend Tito Jackson, is Nov. 13 at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. There will be two stages of live music. In addition to Jackson, the lineup includes blues vocalist Sugar Ray Rayford, Los Angeles blues guitarist Laurie Morvan, the newly formed Bill Grisolia & the New Blues Festival All-Stars and more.

There will also be a vendor village, food and a full bar.

The festival opens at 9 a.m.

For tickets and more information, go to


Nature walk

Take a walk, guided by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, at White Point Nature Preserve, on Nov. 13. Walk through restored coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. Starts at 9 a.m. Easy to moderate.

Sign up at


Art event

Three local female artists will be displaying their art that defines their ideas of what “reset” means at “Reset: An Art Experience,” 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Unità, 516 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Music, drinks and snacks. 

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to and search Reset.



The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 on Zoom. The presenter is Joe Stead, who will give a talk on propagation. Stead is an instructor in the horticulture department at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

For the Zoom link to the meeting, go to the Events page at


Fall benefit

Special Children’s League will host its fall benefit with a virtual afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19. There will be an opportunity drawing, as well. Traditionally held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, this annual event raises funds to support individuals with developmental disabilities.

This year’s benefit features an online auction with more than a hundred items ranging from vintage wine selections to vacation get-aways. The auction is open Nov. 12-21.

The league encourages supporters to host small home gatherings to view the afternoon tea program. “Tea Party in a Box” kits, available on the league website, include tea sandwiches, scones, fruit salad, desserts, tea and a bottle of champagne. A kit serves four and costs $150.

To order a kit, go to



Peninsula School of Performing Arts will present live performances of “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 17 and under.

For tickets, call the Norris Theater box office at 310-544-0403.


Family Nature Club – Spiders 

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next virtual Family Nature Club, when the topic will be spiders. Learn about local and non-local spiders and do a fun spider craft. 9 a.m. on Nov. 20

Sign up at


Charity archery tournament

South Bay Archery Lessons’ 2021 “Shoot for a Cure” Archery Tournament benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is scheduled for Dec. 4-5. The fee is $40.

South Bay Archery Lessons opened at 1300 Kingsdale Ave. in Redondo Beach in 2017. To commemorate the opening, the business hosts an annual two-day archery tournament benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

To register for this year’s tournament, go to


Cactus & Succulent Society meeting

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society meet at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 on Zoom. 

John Trager, curator of the desert collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, will present, “Time for Taiwan.” This program will look at some of the botanical and cultural highlights of Trager’s trip to the Xiamen Botanical Garden in Fujian Province, China and his quick visit to Taiwan.

For a link to the Zoom meeting, go to the Events page at


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