Calendar: 6-10-2021

 

Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Museum has reopened to the public, but its online lectures continue. The next one, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 17 on Zoom, is on Los Angeles car culture. A panel of special guests will talk about L.A.’s history with cars and how the joy of driving brought people together.

The guest panelists are Alec Carlson, collections manager at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo; South Bay native Anne Williams, who enjoys taking pictures of cars she sees around town and posting them at @street_parking_hermosa; and Tom Zimmerman, author of several books of photography and Southern Californian history.

The lecture is free. To register, go to hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Ongoing

Roundhouse castle competition

The Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS), the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, hosts “Sunsational Sandcastles,” a fitting start to celebrate World Oceans Day and summer 2021. Submit a photo of your sand castle creation, support the Roundhouse and possibly win a prize. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to. Deadline to enter is July 6. Online voting will take place July 9-18, winners will be announced July 21. All proceeds will support OTS’s science-based education programs on the oceans, tidelands and beaches. Anyone may participate with a $30 fee, online application and a photo of their sandcastle creation. Information, instructions and application may be found at www.roundhouseaquarium.org/sandcastle. For more information call 310-938-2682 or email info@roundhouseaquarium.org.

Urgent Need for Blood Donations

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has put out a call for blood donations. The facility says blood donations are urgently needed because the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed blood supplies low. All blood types are needed, but especially O+ blood (universal donors). Donors will have a chance to win an Amazon gift card. To schedule an appointment to donate blood to the medical facility’s Blood Donor Center, call 562-933-0808 or go to memorialcareblooddonor.org.

Volunteers needed

Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy protect wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. Tasks include trail maintenance, fence building, sign installations and more. Work is done at various locations around the preserve between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon Fridays and Saturdays. No experience needed. Ages 15 and up. Sign up at pvplc.org.

 

Thursday, June 10

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.

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 torrancememorialhealtheducation@tmmc.com.

Blood Cancers Networking Group

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) offers this free networking group for those diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, MPN or MDS. Participants will learn about treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills. Nurse educators are available to answer questions. The group is for newly diagnosed and those in treatment, long-time survivors, caregivers and family members. 1 to 3 p.m. on Zoom. To register, email info@cscrb.org. For more information, go to cscrb.org.

 

Friday, June 11

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 manhattanbeachchamber.com/radioshow/. 

Farmers Market

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

“Book Party”

Join the Los Angeles County Public Library at 4 p.m. for a virtual reading of “Going to the Zoo” by Tom Paxton. Then, learn how to fold an origami monkey at home. For kids. To register, go to the library website and in the Teens & Kids section, click on Virtual Programming. Scroll down to the event. lacountylibrary.org

Virtual prom

The Exceptional Kids Organization will hold a Disney-themed virtual prom, hosted by DJ Lauryn, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wear your favorite Disney attire for a night of Disney music and dancing. The Exceptional Kids Organization provides support to students with special needs, their families and teachers. For more information, go to ekpto.com.

Shabbat celebration

Temple Menorah and Tuvia School in Redondo Beach will present “A Shabbat to Remember: Celebrating Our Past… and Our Future” June 11-12. There will be a musical Shabbat evening service featuring musician Julie Silver, a ‘Homecoming’ Shabbat morning service with a teaching by Rabbi Emeritus Steven Silver and that evening, a “Back To The Future” anniversary celebration streamed live on Temple Menorah’s YouTube page. For more information, visit templemenorah.org/shabbattoremember.

PVP High School online musical

The Drama Department at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is excited to present its first virtual musical, “Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits Vol. 1.” The musical will stream at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 and 5 p.m. on Sunday,  June 13. Tickets are $12 each or $25 for a family package. For tickets, go to pvphs.pvpusd.net/apps/pages/Drama.

Drive-in movies
Roadium Drive-in Theater in Torrance will show 2019’s “Aladdin” at 8:15 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m. and close at 8:30. $30 per vehicle. The snack bar will be open. For tickets, go to Eventbrite and search for Roadium. For more information, go to roadium.com.

 

Saturday, June 12

Virtual author talk

Carole Boston Weatherford will discuss her book, “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” and why this tragic event is largely unknown, online at 11 a.m. For a general audience. To register, go to the LA County Library website and in the Teens & Kids section, click on Virtual Programming. Scroll down to the event. lacountylibrary.org

Orlando commemoration

To commemorate the lives lost in the Orlando mass shooting, the church bell at Manhattan Beach Community Church will ring as the names of the 49 victims are read. The ceremony starts at 11:45 a.m. and will be held in the church bell courtyard. All are welcome. The church address is 303 S Peck Ave. This is a cooperative effort between MBCC and PFLAG Manhattan Beach/South Bay and the South Bay LGBT Center.

“The History of Blues in America”

Guitarist and music historian Joey Leone will present the history and influence of American blues music through songs and stories at 2 p.m. Leone toured and recorded for such artists as Etta James, Wilson Pickett and Chaka Khan. Email TKane@TorranceCA.Gov by Thursday, June 10 for a link to the virtual discussion.

Torrance concert series

A live, in-person concert series in the Torino Plaza at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center is underway. The four-part series continues today with The Smooth Touch Band, followed by The Fenians on June 19 and LA All Stars of Funk on July 3. The concerts are at 7 p.m.

City, county and state COVID safety protocols are being followed. For more information, call the ticket office at 310-781-7171 or the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation at 310-378-8100. For tickets, go to torrancearts.org.

 

Sunday, June 13

Farmers Market

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

Early Father’s Day event in Torrance

Western Museum of Flight is hosting a run-up to Father’s Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A “War Dog” (SNJ/T-6), an air show favorite, will be on display. Plus, visitors can meet air show pilot John Collver. There will be aviation models, kits, apparel and mementos for sale and opportunities for selfies with a T-38 and famous test pilot Roy Martin. Admission is free for museum members. Non-members are asked to make a $5 donation.The museum is located at 3315 Airport Drive. Guests may park in the museum lot. For more information, call 310-326-9544.

Cactus & Succulent how d’you do

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Ernesto Sandoval will present, “Succulents: Liberated or Constrained in Containers?” He will explore the benefits of growing succulents in the ground versus in containers using examples from the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, where he is manager, as well as from private and public succulent growers. For a link to the meeting, go to the Events Page at southcoastcss.org.

 

Tuesday, June 15

RB library book sale

With the library back open, Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library is holding a “Bag of Books” book sale every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Main Library at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Buyers can select a preferred genre, donate $10 and receive a bag of books in a Friends tote. The genres are science fiction, mysteries, history, crafts, cooking, biographies and children’s books. For more information, go to redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.

Farmers Market

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

Virtual author talk

Michael Levine, author of “Broken Windows, Broken Business,” will give a virtual talk at 11 a.m. The event is presented by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and {pages}: a bookstore. For more information and to register for the event, go to the chamber website and click on Events. manhattanbeachchamber.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.

Flag ceremony, retirement

The community is invited to a flag retirement and ceremony at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge No. 1378. This tribute to the American flag begins with dinner, available for purchase, at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m. and the flag retirements at 7:45 p.m. The lodge is at 315 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. For more information and dinner reservations, call the lodge office at 310-372-8488.

 

Thursday, June 17

RBPD to hold catalytic converter etching event

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold a catalytic converter etching event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police Annex, 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (the northeast corner of Vincent Street and PCH). The free event is for Redondo Beach residents only.  

Driver’s license and vehicle registration required.

 

Upcoming

“Cancer Support: Brain Resilience”

This free workshop, offered by Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) and Beach Cities Health District, will be led by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, neurologists at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The presentation will focus on the impact of the NEURO method on brain resilience. This is the second of a two-part program. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 18. To join the workshop, email info@cscrb.org. For more information, go to cscrb.org.

Virtual parent forum

The Exceptional Kids Organization will hold a virtual parent forum, hosted by Liz Spencer from Westside Regional Center, at 6:30 p.m. on June 18. The Exceptional Kids Organization provides support to students with special needs, their families and teachers. For more information, go to ekpto.com.

Jazz concert series on tap in PV

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center is presenting the Cabaret Jazz Concert Series. This supper club gets underway on June 18 with Sierra Seven and continues on July 9 with Black Market Trust, Tom Rigney and Flambeau on Aug. 20 and Cornet Chop Suey on Sept. 3. Guests are served boxed meals. For tickets and menu choices, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.

Roundhouse to celebrate re-opening

The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier will hold an informal re-opening celebration from noon to 6 p.m. on June 19. The aquarium was closed to the public for months due to the pandemic. It recently reopened. There will be outdoor activity tables, crafts and live music. Entry to the museum will be based on COVID-19 regulations. For more information, call 310-379-8117 or email info@roundhouseaquarium.org.

Mini-golf on tap Father’s Day weekend

Looking for something to do with dad Father’s Day weekend? The Point in El Segundo will host a mini golf pop-up from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 19. Guests will be able to play one round, per person on a first come, first serve basis. No charge. The pop-up will be on the grass in the plaza. 

Live chamber music in Riviera Village

A music festival offering intimate chamber music in an outdoor setting gets underway on June 19 and will continue through the summer. Concerts will be held in Riviera Village and feature chamber performances and a variety of singer-songwriters. Tickets range from $25 to $100. Seating is limited. For more information and tickets, go to gardenconcertseries.com.

Workshop on mindfulness and meditation

The South Bay arm of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet online at 7:30 p.m. on June 21. Cheryl Tchir will present a workshop on mindfulness and meditation and how it can be very helpful in dealing with mental illness. NAMI South Bay meets monthly. For information on how to attend the workshop, visit namisouthbay.com.

LA Opera Talk

Joseph Bologne is the subject of a virtual LA Opera Talk set for 1 p.m. on June 22. The talk is hosted by LA Opera Community Educator Ray Busmann and the Redondo Beach Public Library.

The program is free, but registration is required. To register, go to the library website, open the events calendar and scroll down to the event. redondo.org/depts/library

Medicare 101 webinar

Torrance Memorial will present a free webinar on Medicare from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 23. 

For more information, call 310-257-7239.

“Insomnia vs. Sleep Apnea: What’s the Difference?”

Torrance Memorial will present the free Zoom lecture at 6:30 p.m. on June 24. Reservations not required. For more information, call 310-784-3707.

Drive-in Movie Night

The Exceptional Kids Organization will hold an in-person Drive in Movie Night at 8 p.m. on June 25. Disney’s “High School Musical” is on tap. The Exceptional Kids Organization assists students with special needs, their parents and teachers. The movie night will be in the upper parking lot at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 700 15th St., Manhattan Beach. The gate opens at 8 p.m., with the movie to follow at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per car and includes popcorn, bottled water and candy. Tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve a ticket, go to ekpto.com/featured-event. 

Family Nature Club

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s Family Nature Club will meet on Zoom at 9 a.m. on June 26. The topic is turtles. Viewers will meet Crate, a three-toed box turtle, and learn how he is different from other turtles on the peninsula. There will be a craft, too. To register, go to pvplc.org, click on the calendar and scroll down to the event.

Live musical in PV

The League of Women Voters of Palos Verdes presents the Pennyroyal Players in “The Suffragette Musical: From Battles to Ballots; A Century of Struggle for the Right to Vote” by Anne Destabelle. The performance will be held live at 3 p.m. on June 26 at Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. Admission is free. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. To RSVP, email cynthiakondon@icloud.com.

New Hermosa Beach mural

Hermosa Beach’s latest mural, featuring the old Biltmore Hotel, will be unveiled at a ceremony set for 6 p.m. on June 28. Artist John Pugh is painting the mural on the back of the old Bijou Theater on Hermosa Avenue. Seating for the unveiling will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Local musician Jack Tracy will provide live entertainment. The ceremony will last about 30 minutes, ending with a live auction featuring prints of the mural. Afterwards, guests who purchased tickets for a reception will be directed to nearby Tower 12. For tickets to the reception, go to Event Brite and search “Hermosa Beach Mural #10 – Unveiling & Fundraiser.” For more information about the Hermosa Beach Murals Project, go to hermosamurals.org.

Nature walk in PV 

Visit Abalone Cove Reserve, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s newest restoration site. The site provides habitat for several rare and endangered species. Then, take a walk down to the tide pools and pillow lava formations at low tide. July 10, 3 p.m. Parking, $6. Sign up at pvplc.org/event/nature-walk-3/.

Tour de Pier set for Sept. 12

Tour de Pier will return to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand on Sept. 12, with local instructors and celebrity guests leading stationary bike riders through five 45-minute outdoor sessions. Registration for the annual charity event is now open. For more information, go to tourdepier.com. ER

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