Calendar: 9-30-2021

Kids Country returns to the Manhattan Beach Old Hometown Fair this coming weekend. Isabella Jacobson, of Manhattan Beach, was photographed in Kids Country in 2014 by her father Brad.


The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair returns Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3. for its 49th year. 

There will be food, games, live music, a beer garden, a wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, local artwork, and a Kids Country section with pony rides, a petting zoo, wild animal show and more.

Hours are 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. both days. Free admission. The fair is located on Valley Drive between 15th and 21st streets.

Free parking and shuttle buses at Kinecta Federal Credit Union, 1440 Rosecrans Ave.

For more information, go to


Former Hermosa Beach council members George Schmeltzer, Lance Widman, George Barks and Jim Rosenberger served together in the late 1970s. They recently recalled their accomplishments and regrets during an oral history recording by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum. The discussion, part of the museum’s oral history project, is now posted to the museum’s YouTube channel.


Taste at the Beach

An online auction presented by Hermosa Kiwanis, is underway through Oct. 3 at Virtual Taste at the Beach 2021 features gift certificates to local restaurants and shops. The Kiwanis purchased the gift certificates during the Covid-19 lockdown to help local businesses.

Proceeds benefit local charities.


Adult sports leagues

The city of Redondo Beach is accepting team sign-ups for the following adult sports leagues:

Men’s and co-ed softball ($425 per team)

Men’s and co-ed volleyball ($250 per team)

Men’s basketball ($300 per team)

To register a team or for more information, call 310-318-0666.


Friends Book Sale

Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library has expanded its book sale hours. The hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3-5:30 p.m. on Fridays. The sales take place in the lobby of the Main Library at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 

There are books on the carts to purchase at bargain prices or select a genre, donate $10 and receive a bag of books in a Friends tote.

Friends of the Library will gladly accept book donations at the book sales.


Hermosa Beach history

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum recently gathered members of the Hermosa Beach City Council and Planning Commission who served in the 1970s to talk about the issues they faced, their accomplishments and any regrets they might have.

Participants included George Schmeltzer, Lance Widman, George Barks and Jim Rosenberger.

The discussion, part of the museum’s oral history project, is posted to the museum’s YouTube channel.


Thursday, Sept. 30

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. 1

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 


Farmers Market 90254

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


“The Science of Behavior Change

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will offer this free workshop, led by David Hart, a mental health counselor, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase motivation, confidence and readiness for change. 

To join this virtual workshop, visit and click on the calendar. For more information, email


Beaders to meet 

The Beaders Group of the Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will be working on a seed bead project. 

Vaccinated visitors are welcome. Face masks required.


Saturday, Oct. 2

MB 10K 

The 44th annual Manhattan Beach 10K Run gets underway at 7:30 a.m.

The moderate to slightly difficult course winds through downtown and residential Manhattan Beach before finishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier. A virtual run option is available.

Proceeds go to community fitness-related causes and scholarships.

There will be no race-day registration. For more information and to register, go to


Reproductive Rights March

To send a message to the U.S. Supreme Court, a Redondo Beach Reproductive Rights March has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2.

The event starts with a rally with speakers at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Attendees are then invited to march for two miles round trip.


Silent music festival

Billed as an immersive headphone experience, the Hermosa Harmony Music Festival is from 2-9 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. There will be five stages of live music and DJ’s.

For tickets and more information, go to Eventbrite.


Workshop on race

The Palos Verdes Library District will present an interactive online workshop, “Conversation Starters: Let’s Talk About Race – The Jigsaw Puzzle,” with Marymount California University sociology professor Carlos Royal, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Online registration is required. Sign up at


Sunday, Oct. 3

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5

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, Oct. 6

Coffee with a Cop

Community members are invited to share a cup of coffee with Redondo Beach police officers at Beach Cities Cafe and Confections, 2810 Phelan Lane, Redondo Beach. Officers will be there from 9-11 a.m.

The meetup is part of National Coffee with a Cop Day.


Thursday, Oct. 7

Photo walk

Join former “USA Today” columnist and photographer Jefferson Graham at the Manhattan Beach Pier at 9 a.m. to take photos of the beach and pick up some tips on how to get better smartphone photos. Bring your smartphone or a camera if you prefer.

Meet at 6 p.m. at the foot of the pier. Sign up on Eventbrite. Search Manhattan Beach Smartphone Photowalk.

Graham knows smartphones in and out. He regularly offers tips on how to get better photos on the “Photowalks” TV series on YouTube and Tubi, a free TV streaming app.


The Olmsted Legacy: Bringing Nature to the City”

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the Palos Verdes Homes Association at 7 p.m. to experience an illustrated virtual presentation by writer, public historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton on Frederick Law Olmsted’s life, career and legacy. 




“Sprouting Seeds for Fall Season”

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) is offering this free workshop led by Lilly Padilla, a nutrition coach, author and cancer survivor. Participants will learn how to sprout their own seeds, beans and vegetables in the kitchen for vibrant health and nutrition. 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 8 via Zoom.

To join this virtual workshop, visit and click on the calendar. For more information, email


Layla’s Walk

Layla Paige’s Nature Walk for TrinityKids Care is set for 8-11 a.m. on Oct. 9 at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. 

In addition to a walk through the garden, there will be entertainment, food, activities and art created by TrinityKids Care patients. Adults and children are welcome.

The cost is $40 per person and $15 for children ages 3-17. There is no charge for children under age 3. All proceeds benefit TrinityCare Kids, an in-home hospice program for children in Southern California.

To register or for more information, go to


Art show

An opening reception for a new art exhibit featuring photographs in black and white, sepia and more, will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Malaga Cove Library art gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

The exhibit, “When the Color Goes,” runs Oct. 5-Nov. 12. It is presented by the Photographic and Digital Artists Group associated with the Palos Verdes Art Center.


Charity volleyball tournament

Volley4Sounds is Oct. 10 on the Hermosa Beach sand, north of the pier. The goal of the co-ed, 4’s volleyball tournament is to fundraise and educate the public of the challenges that young deaf and hearing impaired individuals face daily. Players will play with earplugs.

Check-in starts at 8 a.m.

To register or for more information, go to


Introduction to Judaism

Rabbi Cassi Kail at Temple Beth El in San Pedro will lead an Introduction to Judaism series beginning Oct. 10. The series is 18 sessions and will be available on Zoom from 9:30-11 a.m. on Sundays. It concludes with a Shabbat celebration on April 8.

For more information, click on the Adult Learning section at


Garden club meeting

Experienced gardener Rod Haenni will give a presentation, “Growing Cacti and Succulents from Seed,” at the Oct. 10 South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society meeting. Haenni has grown rare plants from seed for many years in his greenhouse and under lights on a propagation heating mat. He plants most of these seedlings in his garden.

The meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on Zoom.

For a Zoom link go to the Events Page at


Coin club

The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the El Segundo Library, 111 West Mariposa Ave. There will be a show and tell, auctions, a raffle and gifts for kids. All ages welcome.

For more information, email


Art show

“Beyond Shapes,” an exhibition featuring a collection of paintings, metal cut-outs and drawings by Manhattan Beach artist David Peters, will be at the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Oct. 15-Dec. 19. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 15, with a program at 6 p.m. 

Reservations are recommended. To RSVP or for more information, contact Carmen Mentges at or 310-379-5800, or go to


Holiday boutique

The South Bay Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will hold a Fall Holiday Boutique on Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Admission is $40, which includes a boxed gourmet charcuterie and a glass of wine.

There will be an opportunity drawing for a Louis Vuitton purse, an Apple Watch, gift certificates and more. The drawing will take place at 4 p.m. Winners do not need to be present.

Proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Masks required.

For more information, call Marcia Hines at 310-560-2533.


Aviation talk

Capt. Marc Liebman, U.S. Navy retired, will give a talk, “Wildcat vs. Zero – Resetting the Record,” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance. Liebman will describe the relative weakness of the Wildcat and explain how it still proved to be the superior weapon system.

The talk is part of the museum’s Celebrity Lecture Series.

Admission is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. For more information, go to


PV blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive is set for Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Hesse Community Park’s McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes.

To make an appointment, sign up online at and enter

sponsor code PVPRotary. For more information, contact Julia Parton at (310) 613-4085


Family Nature Club – Creatures of the Night

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next virtual Family Nature Club. The topic is nocturnal animals. Learn about animals that come out at night. A spooky craft is planned, as well. Oct. 23, 9 a.m.

Sign up at


Domestic violence vigil

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold a candlelight vigil in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. Meet at 415 Diamond Street. Bring your own lawn chairs.

For more information, call 310-379-2477, ext. 2336.


“Celebrate Wellness”

Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) as they celebrate more than 34 years of providing free support programs for those affected by cancer. The 24th annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting fundraiser is 3-7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Estates.

Guests may bid on items up for auction as they sample quality food and wine and stroll through the garden. The auction items include four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles Rams/Seattle Seahawks game, with parking, at SoFi stadium and a two-night stay at Chateau Robles estate in Paso Robles.

Early bird tickets are $150 per person and $175 after Oct. 2. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 310-376-3550. 


Friendship Walk

Sketchers’ 13th annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is scheduled for Oct. 24. To register to walk, go to



Vistas for Children’s fall fundraiser, For Your Eyes Only, will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. All proceeds benefit children with special needs and their families in the South Bay. Ticket price includes dinner, casino games, entertainment, live auction and more. Black tie optional.

For more information, call Josie Balzano at (310) 714-8125 or email Vistas for Children at

Tickets are on sale at


Embroiderers Guild

The Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 28 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The chapter will be working on its year-long needlework sampler project. 

Vaccinated visitors welcome. Face masks required.


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 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne. There will be food, a photo booth, no host bar and more. Parking fees waived.

For more information, email


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



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