Calendar: 4-1-2021: Roundhouse Aquarium reopens

Roundhouse reopens, and continues online 

April Earth month celebrations scheduled

This Saturday, April 3, the Roundhouse Aquarium Teach Center at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier will reopen. The number of guests will be limited and reservations are required, though walkins, space permitting. The hours are 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

But there is no limit on the number who can participate in April Earth Month Celebrations, to be held online on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. The series begins April 10 with “Phenomenal Seaweed,” followed by “Whales and Dolphins: Fantastic Flukes and Fins” on April 17, and “Amazing Tidepools” on April 24. Also this month, the aquarium will host an online reading of “The Ocean in Your Bathtub,” by Seth Fishman. The children’s book explains how the ocean affects the weather, food and other aspects of life. The online series is sponsored by Chevron, Body Glove and Port of Long Beach. For more information visit RoundHouse Aquarium.org. ER

 

 

Through Saturday, April 3

Easter Egg Hunt

Eight golden eggs will be hidden daily at Ladera Linda Community Center March 29 through Saturday, April 3. Children ages one to 10 are invited to search for the eggs between noon and 5 p.m. Once they find one they may take it to the Community Center office in exchange for a prize. Limit one basket per household. 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, call 310-544-5260.

 

Ongoing

PV Libraries to Partially Reopen

The Palos Verdes Library District will reopen the interiors of all of its branches beginning Tuesday, April 6 in a modified format. Under the model the district has dubbed Grab & Go, visitors will be allowed to browse the library’s entire collection, reserve time on the computers in 30-minute allotments and will have access to printers, copiers and passport services by appointment at the Peninsula Center Library. Curbside service will continue at the Peninsula Center Library. In accordance with LA County Covid guidelines study rooms and meeting rooms will remain closed and all story-times, tutoring, study groups and multi-person meetings prohibited at all district locations.

Hours are as follows: Peninsula Center Library, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Miraleste and Malaga Cove Libraries, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. For more information, call 310-377-9584.

 

Roundhouse to Reopen

The Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach reopens to the general public Saturday, April 3. Visitors are asked to make advance reservations at RoundHouseAquarium.org. Reservations are booked in 15-minute allotments. The number of guests at any given time will be limited. Guests without reservations will be allowed inside if space allows. Staff and visitors over age 2 will be required to wear a mask and temperature checks will be taken at the entrance. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

 

Thursday, April 1

Meditation Circle

Weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress. 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (310) 517-4701. RSVP to torrancememorialhealtheducation@tmmc.com.

 

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

 

Kids — Snack and Support

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach presents this free support group the first and third Thursday of each month for children ages 5-12 who have a family member with cancer. 4 to 4:30 p.m. To join this online group, email info@cscrb.org. For more information, go to cscrb.org.

 

Friday, April 2

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. go to manhattanbeachchamber.com/radioshow/. 

 

Drive-in movies
Roadium Drive-in Theater is showing “Toy Story 2” tonight. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 7:45 p.m. Gates close at 8:15 p.m. $30 per vehicle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the snack bar will be closed. For tickets, go to Eventbrite and search for Roadium. 2500 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. roadium.com. 

 

Baby Band Practice
Build your child’s pre-literacy, cognitive and motor skills through song and dance. This virtual event from the Los Angeles County Library is for toddlers and their parents and caregivers. To register, go to lacountylibrary.org. The event is listed in the Kids section under Virtual Programming.

 

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

 

Saturday, April 3

Coffee & Cars
Coffee & Cars is held the first Saturday of every month, 7:30 to 9 a.m., on the top level of the parking structure at Promenade on the Peninsula Shopping Center, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Car hobbyists and enthusiasts are invited to bring their hot rods, muscle cars, antique cars, sports cars, classic cars and exotic or special interest cars or trucks — or just themselves. Free.

 

Monday, April 5

Virtual Storytime
Families are invited to log onto the Redondo Beach Public Library’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. for storytime. There will be movement and songs as well as a story. For more information, call 310-318-0675.

 

Tuesday, April 6

Meditation Circle

Weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress. 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to torrancememorialhealtheducation@tmmc.com.

 

Farmers Market
The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel. go to downtownmanhattanbeach.com. 

 

Caregiver Support Group

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

 

Book Launch Party

{pages} bookstore will present a virtual conversation between authors Lee Wind and Alex Sanchez at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the publication of Lee’s nonfiction book for readers age 11 and up, “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves.” To register for this free event, go to https://www.pagesabookstore.com.

 

Wednesday, April 7

Craft Delight

Crafters can share, learn, be inspired and connect online with fellow crafters. Discuss your latest craft project on this Zoom platform, presented by the Torrance Public Library. Noon. To join, email DFielder@TorranceCA.gov. For more information, call 310-371-2075.

 

Virtual Community Meeting

Redondo Beach residents are invited to participate in a virtual community meeting, during which the GPAC Draft Land Use Plan/Map will be presented and feedback received. (GPAC stands for General Plan Advisory Committee.) The city stated in the meeting announcement that over the past three years the GPAC has been exploring land use and other issues that will inform and shape Redondo’s General Plan Update. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required. To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_idBuwB1BRnqhLowhhP_diA.

 

Thursday, April 8

Meditation Circle

Weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress. 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to torrancememorialhealtheducation@tmmc.com.

 

Storytime

The Redondo Ballet Company’s Outreach Team will host a virtual storytime at 10 a.m. on the library’s Facebook page. ER

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