Judy Rae

El Segundo Community Calendar December 2018

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El Segundo High swimmers and water polo players (left to right) Kalan Smith, Ryan Whitener, William Schodorf, Danny Gonzalez and Brian Schodorf show their enthusiasm for the grand opening of the El Segundo Wiseburn Aquatics Center Jan. 5 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. See calendar listing for details. Photo by Kevin Cody


Holiday art

Artlife Gallery invites the public to the most festive art exhibition of the year “Holiday Art Exhibit ” on view Dec. 3 – Dec. 31. More than 100 original works of fine art by talented fine artists will be on display participating in this wonderful art exhibit. Gallery hours mon. – sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Artlife, 1217 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For more information call (310) 938-2511 or visit artlifegallerysb.com.

Candy cane lane

The 1200 block of E. Acacia Avenue in El Segundo magically transforms into Candy Cane Lane every holiday season since 1919. The homes are festooned with lights and decorations and Santa’s sleigh stops for a visit on certain nights. The street will be closed to through traffic through Christmas night, and most houses will still have their lights up through New Year’s weekend. The lights are generally on from 6 until about 10 p.m. Located west of Sepulveda and south of Imperial Highway in El Segundo.

Saturday, December 22

Community yoga

Need a good stretching? Come to prAna for some free community yoga every Saturday morning from 9 – 10 a.m. in the store at The Point. Food and drinks after class. Mats provided. Open to all ages and skill levels. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. For information call (310) 469-7765 or visit thepointsb.com/events/.

Shore fishing

The Department of Beaches and Harbors offers an introductory course to shore fishing. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost. Anglers typically catch surfperch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard shark. Please call (310) 726-4128 to register for each class. All ages welcome. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone over 16 years of age must present a valid California fishing license to participate. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. For questions call the Youth Center at ((310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.

Kids crafts

Come sit by the ocean at Dockweiler Beach to learn, enjoy, and make a craft project at this free “Make It and Take It” Craft Class for kids 0-12 years old. Free. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. 10 – 11 a.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. For question call (310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-youth-center.

Start smart

Start Smart Weekend Workshop is an immersive environment where you will not only go through the process of ideation, but also prepare for implementation of your ideas. Early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to this monthly event to to build relationships, gather resources and learn about upcoming events throughout the year. 5 – 8 p.m. Smartpreneur, 840 Apollo St., Suite 100. $25. Register at Eventbrite/Start Smart Weekend Workshop. More information at Smartpreneur.com.

Sunday, December 23

Morning Namaste

Back to Basics offers a free Vinyasa Yoga Class every Sunday from 10 – 11 a.m. Suitable for all levels. Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring a mat, bring a friend. For information visit facebook.com/backtobasicsshop. Back to Basics is located in Plaza El Segundo, 2008-C East Park Place, El Segundo.

Take a ride

Take a Sunday car ride in a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, a 1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon, or a 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum offers guest a ride in a vintage car. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ADM, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo. For information visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org or call (310) 909-0950.

Monday, December 24

Tai Chi

Experience Tai Chi class to learn and practice the forms that promote relaxation, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. 8:30 a.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. For information call (310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-youth-center/.

Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 26


Ditch your boring workout and enjoy a free Zumba class with Cammie Richardson at the Dockweiler Youth Center. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parking $3. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar.

Thursday, December 27

Farm fresh

El Segundo Certified Farmers Market from 3 – 7 p.m. Farm fresh produce and organic produce, hot prepared foods and snacks, packaged gourmet food, live music, handcrafted gift items and jewelry. Located on the 400 block of Main Street, downtown El Segundo. Leave your car behind and take the Farmers Market Shuttle! Call (310) 524-2704 to schedule a ride.

Friday, December 28

It’s a draw

In this informal club, warm up drawing exercises and then just draw, taking inspiration from the featured artworks. This program is for adults. Free. No artistic experience is required. Come every Friday or just drop in, basic drawing materials provided. 10 – 11 a.m. ESMoA, 208 Main Street, El Segundo. esmoa.org.

Sunday, December 30


Vintage Entertainment in a real Speakeasy. Enter through the Distillery to the private Speakeasy for a night of live entertainment. Only Ticketed patrons are allowed access to the magical world of fantasy, dancing, & variety acts brought to you by The Dollface Dames & R6 Distillery at this after hours party, shhh don’t tell the coppers!! ​This hidden gem seats an intimate 45 patrons, so do not wait, grab your tickets online. This show will be the final Dames show of the year! 8 – 10 p.m. R6 Distillery, 909 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo. Tickets prices $20 – $100. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite/The Dollface Dames Speakeasy. Vintage or Dress to impress encouraged. Must be 21+ to enter.

Monday, December 31

Happy New Year

Celebrate the New Year at the Old Town Music Hall. It’s the Music Hall’s Golden 51st Anniversary year with the Mighty Wurlitzer! Lots of music, great performers, a grab bag of classic shorts and a surprise feature film. Complimentary light refreshments and sparkling apple cider. This is one of our most popular special events of the year, so reservations are required. 8:30 p.m. – 12 Midnight. 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. All seats $20. For information call (310) 322-2592 or visit oldtownmusichall.org/schedue.html.

Sunday, January 5


The highly anticipated grand opening of the El Segundo Wiseburn Aquatics Center takes place 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a live band, food trucks, an inflatable obstacle courses (in the water), and recreational swimming. The $13 million aquatics center features a 53 meter, Olympic regulation pool, a 25 meter warm up pool, 500 stadium seats, a jumbotron and stadium-quality timing, lighting and sound systems. Because of limited parking a free shuttle will be available from the Joslyn Center at 339 Sheldon St., El Segundo. The Aquatics Center is located at 2240 E. Grand Ave, next to Wiseburn High School.



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