Events Calendar

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT @ South Coast Botanic Garden
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Daily September 15 through November 30
Free with Membership or general admission

The furry critters of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch. To thwart their efforts, the Garden’s resident birds have hidden the patch away. Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing patch? Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion.

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula

YOGA IN THE GARDEN @ South Coast Botanic Garden
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays and Saturdays, September through November
10 – 11 am

Enjoy the sweeping views and fresh air of the Garden in this outdoor Hatha yoga class. It helps to develop balance and strength in mind and body. Join Mary Goodell as she leads you through physical postures, deep breathing, and mindful exercises suitable for all levels. One Class: $12 members / $15 Nonmembers. 10-class Flex Pass: $100 members / $125 Nonmembers. Valid for Tai Chi, Yoga, and Guided Meditation for up to six months.

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula

Downtown Manhattan Beach Farmers Market @ Downtown Manhattan Beach
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy 50+ vendors at the weekly Certified Farmers Market!
About the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market
Launched in the summer of 2006, the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 11am to 5pm in the summer and 4pm during the school year. The market is located on 13th Street between Valley and Morningside Drives. Parking is available in Metlox Plaza… or just walk or ride your bike! Sponsored by the Downtown Business & Professional Association, the Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market has been connecting local farmers with residents for 10 years.

Our state certified market, features many small family farms with reputations for high quality, high value, specialty crops and foods. In-season produce including organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, flowers and cheeses are the freshest and best tasting money can buy. Fresh cage-free eggs, hand-crafted chocolates, breads and other gluten-free baked goods, olive oil, salsas and spreads, fresh locally caught fish, hummus, local honey, flowers and vinegars entice consumers and enhance menus. A rich and diverse exchange of customs and recipes are offered in our ethnic food booths featuring Gourmet Tamales, Pupusas, Cumin Chicken, Crepes, Larry’s Grill Tacos, and Dave’s Korean.
Keeping up with food trends, recently the market has expanded choices to include micro-greens (snipped while your wait), raw milk product, vegan cheese and spreads, nut butters, fresh jams, pickled choices, almond milk, juices and even healthy snacks produced from the pulp of the juicing company. There is something for everyone, every diet, and every discerning palate.
The open-air experience of the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market adds to the strong sense of community in our premier beach city. Kids will see fruits and vegetables in their unprocessed state and learn more about nutrition and how produce is grown. Farmers can experiment with new and old-fashioned varieties of fruits and vegetables not grown commercially. Neighbors, friends and family can exchange favorite recipes, while tasting and comparing foods that perhaps they’ve never tried before.
The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market captures the unique essence of coastal living by reflecting the healthy, active lifestyle that is synonymous with our beach community. Our Tuesday market continues to be yet another favorite pastime for our residents and visitors to Manhattan Beach. Market managers, Cynthia Rogers and Liz Fatone as well as dedicated 10-year volunteers, Mel and Andrea, are ready to greet you every week.

IKEBANA FLOWER ARRANGING @ South Coast Botanic Garden
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25,
October 2, 9, 16, 23
12:30 -2:30 pm
$120 Members/$133 non-Members.
Materials fee is $40 beginners/$80 advance.

Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging. Instructor Yumiko Kikkawa of the Ohara School of Ikebana, will guide you to see beyond the decorative and help you merge the indoors and outdoors through the mechanics of manipulation and the observation of materials for their best usage. Registration required.

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula

Musical Tuesdays @ Neighborhood Church
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children are invited to come to Musical Tuesdays
Children ages 4 – Grade 3 come from 3:30-4:30, playing musical games and working on music to be shared about once a month in church.
Children Grades 4 – 8 come from 4:30-5:30, working with hand chimes with Mr. David Sateren and music for monthly ‘sharing’.
Both groups will be working on music for the annual Children’s Christmas Eve Service at 4 PM.
Come January, we start working on our June musical.
Invite friends to come along – these musical activities are open to all children in the community.  Only requisite is love of music .

Any questions?  Contact

2018 Business Expo & Showcase @ Torrance Marriott
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business Expo @ Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
PLANT BASED COOKING SCHOOL @ South Bay Adventist Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The public is invited to attend a Plant Based Cooking School that will be conducted on four Tuesday evenings, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the South Bay Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach (1 block south of Torrance Blvd).

It will be hosted by Susan Jenson, a plant-based certified registered dietitian in the South Bay area.

Come learn about the benefits of a plant based diet that will add longevity, vitality and health to your life.  This cooking school will focus on:

  1.  The role food plays in stopping, reversing and curing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and many other diseases.
  2.  Preparing nutritious, delicious cuisine with whole foods and no animal products.

The presenters for Tuesday, October 2 are:  Dr. Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and professor of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine who will present a scientific lecture about The Advantages of a Plant-Based Lifestyle, and Chef AJ, a celebrity vegan chef, culinary instructor and host of the show Healthy Living with Chef AJ on Foody TV who will present a cooking demonstration.

You are invited to a book signing at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 2.  Dr. Hans Diehl will be signing 2 of his books, Health Power and The Optimal Diet Cookbook.  Chef AJ will be signing her new book The Secrets To Ultimate Weight Loss.

There will be lectures, cooking demonstrations, food tasting, door prizes and recipes each night.

The cost: free, no charge (donations will be accepted). Free child-care will be provided.

To register or for more information, please visit or call the South Bay Adventist Church at (310) 214-3123.

Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness @ St. Francis Episcopal Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Taizé Service of Healing & Wholeness

St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, will host a meditative, multi-faith Taizé service of Healing and Wholeness that includes candlelight, periods of silence, chants and intercessory prayer with a Prayer Team leader, TuesdayOctober 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Chapel, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Taizé is a calming and beautiful form of sung contemplative prayer developed in an ecumenical monastery in France. Taizé services are offered monthly throughout the

year on the fourth Tuesday. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit
2018 Annual Wound Care Symposium @ Long Beach Medical Center Houssels Forum
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

2018 Annual Wound Care Symposium

Join the MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center for its annual Wound Care Symposium—a one-day conference designed for wound and skin care healthcare professionals that features topics from patient and family experiences, to new advanced technologies in the field.

MemorialCare employees can register for $25 (refundable upon attendance). For professionals outside of MemorialCare, the registration fee is $100 (non-refundable).

For questions, please call the Memorial Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine Center for Health Education at 562.933.0100.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 8 a.m. –  3p.m.

Long Beach Medical Center

Houssels Forum

2801 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90806