Judy Rae

El Segundo Community Calendar January 2020

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The Automobile Driving Museum will participate in the 15th Annual Southern California Museums Free-For-All Day on Saturday, Jan. 25. Even suggested donations will be waived. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For more information visit AutomobileDriving Museum.org. Photo by Tony LaBruno

Thursday, January 23

Family storytime

Enjoy stories and make crafts. 6 – 7 p.m. Sue Carter Community Room, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For information call (310) 524-2726. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

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Book club

Read and discuss Diane Smith’s Letter from Yellowstone. The ESMoA team will facilitate the discussion. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. 6:30 – 8 p.m. El Segundo Museum of Art, 208 Main St., El Segundo. For questions call (424) 277-1020 or visit esmoa.org. 

Friday, January 24

Yoga

Free yoga class at the Dockweiler Youth Center. Bring a mat and water. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Call (310) 726-4128 to register for class. 

Meet John Doe

Frank Capra’s patriotic classic “Meet John Doe” roots for the underdog while demonstrating the power of the people. Naive Gary Cooper is the average American man who falls for a goodwill drive that benefits a corrupt politician. Gary Cooper delivers a masterful performance, and is supported by Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Brennan. Through Saturday, January 25. Showtimes are: Fri. 8:15 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8:15 p.m. $10 regular admission, $8 seniors (62+). Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Film tickets are not available on-line. Tickets are on sale at the theater’s box office 30-minutes before each show time. Cash or Check Only – No Credit Cards. Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along, and a comedy short. There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film. For questions call (310) 322-2592 or visit oldtownmusichall.org. 

Saturday, January 25

Free for all

The Automobile Driving Museum will be participating in the SoCal Museums’ 15th Annual “Museums Free-For-All”. Suggested donations will be waived, and parking is free. Museum is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 909-0950 or visit theADM.org.

Through Saturday, January 25

PLANT is ending

ESMoA presents Experience 43: PLANT, the first solo exhibition of German based artist Amely Spoetzl, on view from October 24, 2019 – January 25, 2020. The Experience invites visitors to peek inside her studio and experience the ephemeral nature of plants. Since childhood, Spoetzl has played with, and been intrigued by, plants and structures found in nature. In her public interventions, the outline of a plane leaf becomes a silver live drawing on the side of a building in El Segundo (Phytomagnetic, 2014) and strategically placed acrylic boxes filled with flowers on L.A.’s Westside inspire spontaneous actions and reactions by passerby (Just a Moment, Please, 2009). For her sculptures and drawings, Spoetzl often incorporates dried flowers and plants, creating geometric artworks that replicate number sequences and repetitive systems. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ESMoA, 208 Main Street, El Segundo. For questions call (424) 277-1020 or visit esmoa.org. 

Donate

During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, about 500 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs. Many groups postpone blood drives during the winter holidays when travel and holiday activities may make it challenging for many donors to give.  8 a.m. – 1 p.m., El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Sunday, January 26

The golden era

A concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ with Ron Rhode. Ron is one of the world’s most popular theater organists and is known for his traditional theatre organ style playing music from the golden era – the 1920s and 1930s. All seats are $20. Reservations recommended. Reserve by phone at (310) 322-2592. 2:30 p.m. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Concert tickets are not available on-line. Cash or Check Only – No Credit Cards. 

Monday, January 27

Book talk

Dr. Dan Siegel will speak about his new book, The Power of Showing Up.  It’s never too late to learn how to improve your interactions with your children to help them reach success in all aspects of their life. This talk is open to the public and is relevant to families of all ages. His talk will be followed by a question and answer and a book signing. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Vistamar School Performing Arts Space, 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo. RSVP at brownpapertickets.com/event/4461075?ref=349591.

Genealogy

On the last Monday of every month, in the Friends of the Library Room from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. the Genealogy Club welcomes those interested in researching their family history.  Share and learn from others while working on your own project in a group setting. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Call (310) 524-2728 for more information.

Maker Monday

Drop in to make an origami washer necklace. Perfect gift giving or to keep for yourself. Registration is not required. 12 – 1 p.m. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For information call (310) 524-2726. 

Pop tab

Weave your own pop tab bracelet. 3 p.m. Reservation not required. High school teens. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Call (310) 524-2728 for more information.

Zumba

Every Monday and Wednesday. Ditch your boring workout and join the Free Zumba class at the Dockweiler Youth Center. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. 

Wednesday, January 29

Book discussion

Join library staff, authors, and other avid readers in a lively discussion focusing on a book-of-the-month: Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  Free to all, the meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Sue Carter Community Room, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Copies of the book are available at the Adult Reference Desk while supplies last. Call (310) 524-2728 for additional information.

Give a little 

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. 1 – 7 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

Thursday, January 30

Give a little more

Donate your life saving plasma at the Pacific Corporate Towers Blood Drive. 

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pacific Corporate Towers, 200 N.Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

Friday, January 31

Silence is golden

Rubber Tires. A 1927 silent movie with Bessie Love and Harrison Ford. In this fun, brisk silent comedy, the Stack family of New York City has fallen on hard times. Pa Stack squandered the family’s money by buying a home in Newhall, California, hoping there would be oil on the land. The film was humorously directed by Alan Hale, father of the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island. Runs through Saturday, February 1. Showtimes are Fri. 815 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8:15 p.m. $10 regular admission, $8 seniors (62+). Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Film tickets are not available on-line. Tickets are on sale at the theater’s box office 30-minutes before each show time. Cash or Check Only – No Credit Cards. Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along, and a comedy short. There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film. For questions call (310) 322-2592 or visit oldtownmusichall.org. 

After dark

A special after hours library event as legendary artist John Van Hammersveld and rock n’ roll photographer Henry Diltz discuss their artistic careers and experiences working with music’s most iconic classic artists of the 1960s and 1970s. 7 – 9 p.m. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For more information call (310) 524-2728.

Garden club

Grab your coffee or tea and some friends and come spend a couple of hours in the garden at the International Garden Center. Free monthly garden club classes on the last Friday of every month. 10:30 a.m. 155 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions and information call (310) 615-0353 or visit igardencenter.com. 

Saturday, February 1

All things Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels at the Garage. Life-sized Hot Wheels, raffle prizes, Hot Wheels and endless tracks, Train rides and much much more. Plus, Zoom go karts. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. Free for kids under 10. For tickets and information visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/hot-wheels-garage-feb-2020/. For questions call (310) 909-0950.

Heritage

Want to find out more about El Segundo’s history? The Library’s Abbie Jean Krimmel Mesak Memorial Heritage Room is open to the public. 1 – 3 p.m. Stop in to browse the history room collections which include yearbooks, photos, mementos, and more. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. The room is also open by appointment; please call Sari at (310) 364-0117 to schedule a visit. ES

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