Easy Reader Calendar: September 23-30

Retired Redondo Beach Councilman and Fire Chief Pat Aust brings his popular car show back to the Redondo Pier this Sunday.


Rods, Rides, Relics on the pier
The 17th annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show, a free community event, returns to the Redondo Beach Pier from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Curated by former Redondo Beach Councilman and Fire Chief Pat Aust

For more information, go to redondopier.com.

Pictured are Joey Shanahan, left, executive director and CEO of Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, and Lou Sidella, owner of Body One Fitness and founder of Row for a Reason.

Here’s an opportunity to “Row for a Reason.” The sixth annual charity event will be held Friday, Sept. 24, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 a.m.-noon, at Body One Fitness, 201 Herondo St., Suite 100, Redondo Beach. Gym owner Lou Sidella is setting aside the row machines for the duration of the event. Participants may sign up to row in half-hour time slots for a $50 donation. Donations are also welcome from those who would like to participate but cannot attend in person.  Sidella, who lost his father to cancer, founded Row for a Reason. Proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.

To register, visit rowforareason.org. For more information, call 310-379-5425 or email Kelly@cscrb.org.



Taste at the Beach

An online auction presented by Hermosa Kiwanis, is underway through Oct. 3 at tasteatthebeach.org. 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.


Thursday, Sept. 23

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 torrancememorialhealtheducation@tmmc.com.

Local author talk

The Redondo Beach Public Library will host a Zoom talk with author Gwendolyn Womack from 1-2 p.m. Womack is the author of “The Memory Painter,” “The Fortune Teller” and “The Time Collector.” The talk is free, but registration is required at redondo.org/library. To access the registration link, open the Events Calendar and click on Local Author Talk on Sept. 23. 


Friday, Sept. 24

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 90254

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

Chamber music

The South Bay Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce their return to live performances. The 2021-2022 season opens with two concert performances by the SAKURA Cello Quintet. The first concert is at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 in the Recital Hall of the Music Department at Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. The Recital Hall is located in the Music Building at the north end of campus. The concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The program includes works by Dowland, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Dvořák, Bernstein and others. Concertgoers must be fully vaccinated and masked during the concerts.

For more information, go to sbcms.net.


Saturday, Sept. 25


Dylanfest is an 8-hour celebration of the music of Bob Dylan, performed by Andy & Renee, their band Hard Rain plus a myriad of musical guests. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., show runs from 12-8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Art Center in the Torino Plaza. Bring a jacket for later…In case of rain, the event will move inside. General Admission Tickets- $30 in Advance, $35 at the Door. VIP Tickets: $100- VIP tickets include: Entry fee ($35), Dylanfest T- Shirt ($20), Invitation to Dylanfest rehearsal 9/19 or 9/21, NEW Andy & Renee & Hard Rain CD ($15),  Dylanfest Mug ($10), New Dylanfest Item ($10), Invite to Post-Dylanfest VIP meal ($30, subject to your availability), VIP Lanyard, your name on our “VIP Thank You” Board, PLUS your name goes into a drawing where the winner gets to count off “Like A Rolling Stone” 1-2-3-4! All artists & attendees must provide Photo ID and proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours. 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance. andyandrenee.com.

Pet adoption fair

BOBS from Skechers and Petco Love are hosting a series of adoption events. The first event, featuring cats and dogs from Los Angeles Animal Services, is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Skechers BOBS for Dogs store, 228 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Skechers makes donations when people purchase from the company’s collection of BOBS shoes, apparel and accessories. The money goes toward saving and supporting shelter pets.

Local history lecture

The Palos Verdes Library District is hosting a virtual history lecture on Frank A. Vanderlip, a founder of the PV Peninsula community, from 10-11 a.m. The lecture will look at the key role Vanderlip played in WWI and its aftermath. Included will be his wartime naval construction initiative, which had implications for San Pedro’s expanding shipyards. Online registration is required. Sign up at pvld.org/virtual.

Movie Night

The Palos Verdes Estates Foundation has planned a community event, an outdoor movie night featuring “Raya and the Last Dragon,” on the lower field at Malaga Cove School, 375 Vía Almar. 6 p.m.: Bring a picnic to enjoy before the movie

7 p.m.: Movie starts. Masks required. For more information, go to pvefoundation.org.

Ukulele concert

Hawaii-based ukulele artist Andrew Molina will perform at 8 p.m. at the Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro. His music is a mix of Hawaiian, pop, rock and a bit of jazz.

Tickets are $28. Cabaret tables range from $132-$152. For tickets, go to grandvision.org/grand-annex/events.asp.


Sunday, Sept. 26

Torrance Antique Street Fair

Join the hunt for vintage treasures when 160 dealers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique flea market. Get items appraised at an antique appraisal booth for $3 per item. DJ Ozzie will be in the park and local restaurants, coffee shops and sports bars will be open for business.  

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission and pet friendly.  For more information, call 310-328-6107. 

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 rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.

Rods, Rides, Relics on the pier

The 17th annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show, a free community event, returns to the Redondo Beach Pier from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cars on display are there by invitation only.

For more information, go to redondopier.com.


Monday, Sept. 27

Young Cancer Survivorship Group

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) offers this free weekly online support group for young adults diagnosed with cancer before their early forties. Participants can connect with other young adults who have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment, those finished with treatment and survivors. Facilitated by Jessica Dulin, an associate marriage family therapist. 68 p.m. on Zoom.

To join this online group, email info@cscrb.org. For more information visit cscrb.org.


Tuesday, Sept. 28

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 downtownmanhattanbeach.com.


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 TorranceMemorialHealthEducation@tmmc.com.


Wednesday, Sept. 29

Mac Users Group

The group’s monthly meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. with a beginners Q&A. For now, meetings are virtual, via Zoom. The meeting includes a presentation at 7:15 p.m. on news from this month’s Apple Event, including the new iPhones. Admission is free and all Mac/iPad/iPhone/Apple Watch users and potential users are welcome. For more information, email info@sbamug.com.



Beaders to meet 

The Beaders Group of the Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will be working on a seed bead project. 

Vaccinated visitors welcome. Face masks required.

MB 10K 

The 44th annual Manhattan Beach 10K Run will take place on Oct. 2 with a start time of 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 will go to community fitness-related causes and scholarships. There will be no race-day registration. For more information and to register, go to mb10k.com.

Hometown Fair

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is set for Oct. 2-3. There will be arts and crafts vendors, food, games, live music and more.

For more information, go to mbfair.org.

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 on Oct. 2. 

Online registration is required. Sign up at pvld.org/virtual.

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. on Oct. 7 to experience an illustrated virtual presentation by writer, public historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton on Frederick Law Olmsted’s life, career and legacy. RSVP at pvplc.org/event/olmsted.

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.

All proceeds benefit TrinityCare Kids, an in-home hospice program for children in Southern California. To register or for more information, go to providence.org/ptcf.

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.

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 bethelsp.org.

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 green house 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 southcoastcss.org.

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 baycitiescc@gmail.com.

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 art@Time4Art.us or 310-379-5800, or go to Time4Art.us.

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.

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 pvplc.org/calendar-activities-for-families.

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

Friendship Walk

Skechers’ 13th annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is scheduled for Oct. 24.

To register to walk, go to skechersfriendshipwalk.com.

Embroiderer’s Guild

The Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderer’s 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 mchs71reunion@gmail.com.

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 include reflection, remembrances and commentary, followed by a barbecue hosted by Redondo Elks Lodge No. 1378. For more information, go to RBVeteransMemorial.com. ER


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