Events Calendar

Jan
15
Tue
LAX – Area Democratic Club @ Joslyn Center
Jan 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

WHO: LAX – Area Democratic Club
WHAT: Local Democratic Party Organization
WHERE: Joslyn Center, 339 Sheldon St., El Segundo, CA 90245
We are meeting at the Joslyn Center for the January meeting ONLY.
The February, 2019 meeting will be back at the El Segundo Library
WHEN: January 15, 2019, Tuesday
Meeting at 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Our meetings are lively and energetic

WHY: To stay current with what is happening in local politics and government
and in our nation.

CONTACT: 310-497-3013

We have guest speakers and refreshments are served. There is no charge to
attend a meeting.

 

Jan
16
Wed
Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group @ Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group for those caring with loved ones with dementia. 
 
WHAT:  Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group
January: Every Wednesday:  January 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
1st and 3rd Fridays: January 4 & 18 (the schedule will continue throughout the year on every Wednesday and 1st and 3rd Fridays)
 
WHERE: Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room
               701 Silver Spur Road
             Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
 
TIME:   10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
For FREE registration, please phone 310.383.1877 
 
Visit www.familyconnectcare.com for more information
 
Are you caring for someone with dementia?  Are you burning out from chronic high levels of family stress?

Join LAUREN, Care Manager and Facilitator/Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, for an informal, caring, ongoing support group.  

LAUREN immersed herself in memory loss care a decade ago, making it her mission to enhance the quality of life for those she calls “chronologically gifted”. She encourages independence and assuring a safe and supported living environment for them, while easing their loved one’s stress.

LAUREN has earned an impressive list of certifications and elder care education including:  Certified Dementia Practitioner, Care Manager/Elder Care Specialist, Certified Validation Therapist. and Certified Mediator.

Come and get invaluable input that can assist you with your memory impaired loved one.

Please call 310.383.1877 for free registration.

 
Parent Workshop: Grit, Resilience & a Growth Mindset @ Redondo Union High School Auditorium
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Free Parent Workshop: Grit, Resilience & a Growth Mindset

Beach Cities Health District, in partnership with South Bay Families Connected, is offering a variety of free, monthly parent education events. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org to register.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach, 90277

No Cost: Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org to register.

Jan
17
Thu
Creative Writing Workshop for Cancer Patients and Survivors @ Todd Cancer Pavilion Group Rooms 1 & 2, 2nd Floor
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Creative Writing Workshop for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Are you looking for a creative outlet? Are you struggling to communicate with loved ones about your cancer diagnosis? Join the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach 
Medical Center for an 8-week workshop for cancer patients and survivors. Explore how writing can help with communication, mental health and stress through creative prompts and exploring different genres. The workshop is facilitated by Margaret Towner, cancer survivor and published writer.

To RSVP or for more information, call Alicia Weaver at 562.933.0971.

Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 7 
Todd Cancer Pavilion
Group Rooms 1 & 2, 2nd Floor
2810 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach CA 90806

Jan
18
Fri
Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group @ Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group for those caring with loved ones with dementia. 
 
WHAT:  Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group
January: Every Wednesday:  January 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
1st and 3rd Fridays: January 4 & 18 (the schedule will continue throughout the year on every Wednesday and 1st and 3rd Fridays)
 
WHERE: Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room
               701 Silver Spur Road
             Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
 
TIME:   10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
For FREE registration, please phone 310.383.1877 
 
Visit www.familyconnectcare.com for more information
 
Are you caring for someone with dementia?  Are you burning out from chronic high levels of family stress?

Join LAUREN, Care Manager and Facilitator/Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, for an informal, caring, ongoing support group.  

LAUREN immersed herself in memory loss care a decade ago, making it her mission to enhance the quality of life for those she calls “chronologically gifted”. She encourages independence and assuring a safe and supported living environment for them, while easing their loved one’s stress.

LAUREN has earned an impressive list of certifications and elder care education including:  Certified Dementia Practitioner, Care Manager/Elder Care Specialist, Certified Validation Therapist. and Certified Mediator.

Come and get invaluable input that can assist you with your memory impaired loved one.

Please call 310.383.1877 for free registration.

 
Cancer Support: Crystal Alchemy Sound Meditation @ Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cancer Support: Crystal Alchemy Sound Meditation

Redondo Beach, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2019) – Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Jeralyn Glass, professor of voice and international performing artist on Friday, Jan. 18, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach.  Participants will experience deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and a state of well-being through the vibrant tones of crystal alchemy singing bowls. Glass will utilize awareness techniques with the bowls to guide attendees to a state of clarity, and assist the mind and body in self-healing. Limited space available. CSCRB celebrates more than 31 years of free support, education and hope for cancer patients and their families. Call 310-376-3550 or visit the website atwww.cancersupportredondobeach.org .

Pasadena String Quartet @ Los Angeles Harbor College
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Too Toxic to Trash @ Clark Stadium
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jan
20
Sun
2019 Southern California Slack Key Festival and Island Marketplace @ The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm

Southern California Slack Key Festival

Kala Koa Entertainment celebrating 12 years of bringing the biggest and brightest names in Hawaiian music to the mainland
presents
2019 Southern California Slack Key Festival 
and Island Marketplace

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

What:
Kala Koa Entertainment celebrates 12 years of bringing the biggest and brightest names in Hawaiian music to the mainland with the 2018 Southern California Slack Key Festival returning to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands, the Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases GRAMMY-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and a free to the public Island Marketplace.

The Southern California Slack Key Festival – the first of its kind anywhere outside of Hawaii – set a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has garnered a huge loyal following – creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music.

This year’s Southern California Slack Key Festival’s line-up includes George KuoKawika Kahiapo, Sonny Lim, Jeff PetersonJim “Kimo West, Teresa Bright,Bobby Ingano, and Kunia Galdeira.

What is Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Music?
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (ki ho’alu) is truly one of the world’s great acoustic guitar traditions, considered to be one of the oldest music traditions to still be a viable (other than just historical) part of a modern culture. Ki ho’alu, which literally means to “loosen the key,” is the Hawaiian language name for the solo finger-picked style unique to Hawaii. In this tradition, the strings (or “keys”) are “slacked” to produce many different tunings, which usually contain a major chord, or a chord with a major 7th note, or sometimes one with a 6th note in it. Each tuning produces a lingering sound behind the melody and has a characteristic resonance and fingering, with the thumb playing the bass while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.

How does the distinctive sound of slack key music fit into the fabric of Hawaiian music and culture? Watch this video and learn more about this beautiful generations-old art form – https://vimeo.com/155399448.

In addition to the concert, an Island Marketplace – free to the public – takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., complete with Shave Ice, Hawaiian food, and great Hawaiian products and crafts.

When:                        Sunday, January 20, 2019; 2:00 p.m.

Where:
The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd (at Aviation Blvd.) 
Redondo Beach, CA  90278

Free Parking

How:
– http://kalakoa.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=843231 or 800-595-4849
– slackkeyfest.com or http://www.kalakoa.com/slackkey.html
–  Visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/socalslackkeyfestival


Concert Ticket Prices:      $20 – $55; Free Island Marketplace


About the Artists
George Kuo  Plays in the traditional nahenahe (sweet, soothing) style, bridging today’s generation with the older generations. He has been twice recognized with excellence in recording achievement by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, for Instrumental Album of the year in 1995 for “Hawaiian Touch” and 1996 for “Aloha No Na Kupuna” (Love for the Elders). In 1986 Eddie Kamae asked Kuo to join his group, the now legendary SONS OF HAWAII whose members included Gabby Pahinui, AttaIsaacs, Dennis Kamakahi and Sonny Chillingworth.


Jeff Peterson  Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.


Jim “Kimo West  One of ki ho ‘alu’s most unique talents. “Kimo” is a virtuosic player and prolific composer, his delicate, heartfelt playing technique and his generous output of new, exciting slack key guitar originals puts him solidly in a category of his own.


Kawika Kahiapo  Slack Key guitarist Kawika Kahiapo has contributed to more than 84 recording projects and performed with numerous artists both on stage and as a studio musician, and is a regular at slack key festivals. Kahiapo’s most recent solo releases won two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2015 – one for Island Music Album of the Year for Ku‘u ‘Aina Aloha, the other for Slack Key Album of the Year for Ho‘omaluhia.


Sonny Lim  His professional career started as a teenager when he mastered the steel guitar given to him by paniolo, uncle Sonny Alapai of Pu‘uanahulu. Sonny Lim commuted to Oahu to perform with the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau. Over the past two decades Lim has performed with virtually every ‘name’ musician in Hawai‘i. He is a multiple Hoku award winner, performs regularly with his family in Hawai‘i and Japan.


Ikaika Marzo  A descendant of the Native Hawaiian music families that come from Kalapana, far from the modern world, Ikaika Marzo enjoys the lifestyle and music of Kalapana which has remained unique and distinct as it has evolved directly from living in Hawaii in a Hawaiian way and a love for that lifestyle and its music. In addition to mastering Kiho’alu, Marzo is also guide for Kalapana Cultural Tours.


Teresa Bright  The award-winning vocalist is universally recognized as one of Hawai’i top singers. The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts has awarded her its top Female Vocalist of the Year honor. Teresa Bright has recorded many albums including Self Portrait, Painted Tradition, A Bright Hawaiian Christmas, Ka Pilina, Quiet Nights, A Christmas Season’s Delight, Lei Ana and A Gallery. Hers is a voice crystalline, sultry, ethereal, powerful, touched with jazz and a multitude of color.

Pasadena String Quartet @ Pacific Unitarian Church
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm