Calendar: 3-18-2021

Ongoing

Health Study 

The Beach Cities Health District is seeking participants for a Healthy Minds Brain Study. Participants must be 55 or older and live in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach. For more information, call Nicole Lunde at 310-374-3426, ext. 120. 

 

Shakespeare by the Sea 

Audiences will think they are there in person after falling under the spell of Shakespeare by the Sea’s virtual presentations of the humorous “12th Night” and the deeply disturbing, R rated “Titus Andronicus.” Both are available now at no charge. Go to shakespearebythesea.org

 

Flair Cares Food Drive 

The drive benefits the Food Pantry, LAX and the Salvation Army Santa Monica Food Pantry. Flair is matching donations up to 250 pounds at each location. Unopened, canned or boxed food. No food that has passed its expiration date or packaged in glass. Coupon for 50 percent off dry cleaning on a future visit. Stores in Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Studio City and Valencia. Through March 31. For more information, visit FlairCleaners.com or call 310-318-8652. 

 

Thursday, March 18 

 

Tomorrow’s solutions 

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ General Assembly, Intersections, will be a free, day long, virtual event featuring talks by local leaders and officials. Topics will include transportation, housing, public safety and health, homelessness, the environment, economic development and technology. Panels will explore the intersections of state and local government, and public and private sectors. Join this year’s virtual 21st annual General Assembly and win the chance at a great prize. Earn points throughout the day by joining sessions, having chats with fellow attendees, and visiting the interactive booths in the Exhibit Hall. Each contact gains you points. Attendees with the most points at the end of the conference will win. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. To register for this free event, go to sbccog.swoogo.com/home. 

 

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

 

Local History 

Zoom into history when the Hermosa Beach Historical Society hosts a virtual lecture on Beach City Piers. Learn the history of the Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach piers from presenting members of the Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo historical societies. 6:30 p.m. 

Register for this free event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dTMHLYGFTPq Xx0GF_P6QQ. Registration for this lecture is free, spots are limited. 

 

Cancer support 

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is a safe environment to share your experiences related to diagnoses and learn about available resources. Participants have the opportunity to give and receive support from others navigating this experience. Groups are facilitated by Tom Fox, RN, MSN, CNML, via the online platform Zoom. Sponsored by Torrance Memorial. tom.fox@tmmc.com or 310-891-6707 ext. 77258 for more information. 

 

Friday, March 19 

 

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/. 

 

Health workshop 

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will hold a free workshop, Superfoods and Planting for Vital Health, led by registered dietician Jeanne Peters from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peters will present ten superfoods and five easy plants to grow in pots or a garden to increase one’s vitality and connection to mother nature. Recipes, meal ideas and spring garden tips will be provided. To join this online workshop, contact info@cscrb.org. For more information, go to cscrb.org

 

Drive-in movies 

Roadium Drive-in Theater will screen “Men in Black.” Gates open at 6 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m. Gates close at 7:15 a.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

 

Saturday, March 20 

Coffee with the Mayor 

Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey will hold a virtual coffee klatch at 10 a.m. RSVP required. To reserve a spot, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6xfp_w6- SIal9BJENKVBbQ. Space is limited. 

 

Sunday, March 21 

Adult discussion

Topic will be ”Ant Societies Contrasted With Human Societies.” Most biologists believe the most successful creature in the insect world is the lowly ant, (as opposed to termites, bees, mosquitoes, wasps, moths, etc.). Harvard’s Dr. Edward O. Wilson, America’s foremost biologist and naturalist, strongly agrees. He also believes that ants and humans, both of whom are very social creatures, share many traits. We will show a PBS video, titled “Of Ants and Men” in which Dr. Wilson demonstrates many of the traits shared by ants and mankind. Please join this virtual conversation at 8:30 a.m. at zoom.us/j/3103723898. All ages are welcome.

 

Chorale corral

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will present a free, virtual classical concert from 4 to 6 p.m. To view the concert go to LCMasterChorale.com. 

 

Monday, March 22 

 

On demand storytime

The Redondo Beach Public Library will hold a virtual storytime for children with songs and finger-play. It will be available all day on the library’s Facebook page. For more information, call 310-318-0675. 

 

STEAM punks

The Torrance Public Library offers S.T.E.A.M.-based projects for teens. The current project is a CD Hovercraft. Pick up kits at any Torrance Public Library location during curbside hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Projects available while supplies last. For more information, call 310-618-5959. 

 

Tuesday, March 23 

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

 

Sage fermenting advice

The Torrance Public Library will host author Harmony Sage at 2 p.m. Sage is the author of “Yeast Fermentation Handbook: Essential Guide and Recipes for Beer and Bread Makers.” She is a classically trained French chef as well as a baker, brewer, and distiller. She’s also the owner of Long Beach Bread Lab and Long Beach Spirits Lab and co-owns Long Beach Beer Lab with her husband. To reserve a spot in this Zoom discussion email TKane@TorranceCA.gov by March 20. 

 

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

 

Wednesday, March 24 

Gardening, Healthy Eating 

The South Bay Survivorship Consortium offers a virtual Cancer Survivorship Series. Today’s program is “Grow Your Own: Easy Organic Gardening and Healthy Eating.” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Free. RSVP by March 22 to receive log-on and call-in instructions. For more information, call 310-517-4660 or visit https://www.torrancememorial.org/Events/ Event_Details.aspx?Event=500. 

 

Zoom debate

Candidates vying for the Hermosa Beach City Council seat vacated by Hany Fangary will participate in a Zoom forum at 7 p.m. The forum is being hosted by Leadership Hermosa Beach and Easy Reader. The candidates are Randy Balik, a contractor and business owner; Dean Francois, a retired federal budget director; Raymond Jackson, a retired Army colonel; Tara McNamara-Stabile, a mom and film journalist; and Daniel Rittenhouse, a renewable energy executive. For more information visit EasyReaderNews.com.

 

Thursday, March 25 

Storytime 

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

 

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

 

Sunday, March 28 

Antique Fair 

125 socially distanced sellers will transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open air antique flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be an antique appraisal booth charging $3 per item. Downtown restaurants will be open for patio dining. Pet friendly, free admission and parking. Face masks & social distancing required. For more information, call 310-328-6107. 

 

Thursday, April 8

Zoom debate

Virtual debate for the upcoming, mail-in election to fill Hermosa council seat of Hany Fangary will take place 7 to 9:30 p.m. The debate is sponsored by The Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Association and will be moderated by Alan Benson. albenson4@twc.com for more info. ER

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