Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 10-24-19

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Pier to pier walk
Upwards of 15,000 walkers hope to raise upwards of $2 million during 11th Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday at the Manhattan Beach pier. Following the 9 a.m. opening ceremony, walkers will head south to the Hermosa Beach pier, and then return to the Manhattan Beach pier. Proceeds benefit the special needs Friendship Program and local education foundations. For more information and registration visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com. For questions call (310) 318-3100 x1186 or email friendshipwalk@skechers.com. Opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach.

Friday, October 25

Cancer clinical trials

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts physician Ani Balmanoukian with information about how clinical trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with a healthcare team about clinical trials as a treatment option. A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required, 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or see cancersupportredondobeach.org.

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Garden movie

Enjoy the crisp fall air in the Garden while watching Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins shortly after sunset, approximately 6:15 p.m. Before the movie starts guests have time to picnic, play lawn games and participate in the Great Pumpkin Hunt at dusk. Bring your picnic, blankets and low-slung chairs to enjoy this Halloween classic in the Garden. 5 – 8 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tickets are available online and onsite, $12 regular price or $9 members. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Drive-in movie

The Roadium presents Beetlejuice at Drive-In Movie Night, which features food trucks. Films start at sundown. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The $20 per car fee includes $5 admission and $15 for parking and a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit. Buy tickets on Eventbrite/Drive In Movie Nights at the Roadium: Beetlejuice. The Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. For questions call (310) 532-5678 or email info@roadium.com. 

Saturday, October 26

Pickleball tourney

El Segundo Rec & Parks Round Robin Pickleball Tournament. Mixed fixed, first to 11, grouped by skill level. t-shirts, music, food, prize drawings and awards. Fun starts at 8 a.m. $50 team registration ($25 per player includes T-shirt). For information call (310) 524-2708 or email bmartinez@elsegundo.org. 

Book sale

The Friends of the Torrance Library Used Book Sale features paperbacks, hardbacks, children’s books, romance novels, DVDs, CDs, Tape and records, books on CD, blu-ray, and more. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Torrance Library Community Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information and future used books sales see friendsofthetorrancelibrary.org/next-sale. 

Water Harvest

The 21st annual Water Harvest festival will return to its newly renovated Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) in El Segundo. The free, family-oriented event will celebrate the community’s efforts to secure our region’s water future with the theme “Water for Tomorrow.” 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo. Free parking and shuttle service to the event will be available once at 1960 E. Grand Ave. (at Pacific Coast Highway, formerly Sepulveda Boulevard) in El Segundo. For information about Water Harvest, parking directions, and a schedule of events visit westbasin.org/waterharvest. 

Donate blood

As a thank you, those who come to give blood or platelets during the month of October will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1(800) RED CROSS (1(800) 733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Ditch your drugs  

Take Back Pharmacy event in conjunction with the Long Beach Police Department and the L.A. County Drug Enforcement Administration collects expired pharmaceutical drugs, which can be abused by youth and can be harmful to waterways if not properly disposed. This is a drive-through drop-off event, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. (Enter Memorial Medical Center Drive off Atlantic Avenue.)

Medicare benefits fair

The 2020 Medicare Advantage Benefits Fair features a health plan representative to talk about Medicare Advantage health plans. Free. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Torrance Memorial Hoffman Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance. Reservations are required. Call (310) 257-7239 to RSVP or online at thipa.org/classes-events/event-signup/?Event=5312. 

Plant sale

Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. George F. Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Visit pvplc.org for more information.

Through Sunday, October 27

Railroad scares

Join the Los Angeles Division of the National Model Railroad Association at the Halloween themed Model Train Show at the Garden. Fun for all ages and all interest levels – modelers, collectors, enthusiasts and the curious. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free for members or with a general admission tickets. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Saints & Sinners

Terranea Resort invites you to the Saints & Sinners Halloween Party and Costume Contest 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 100 Terranea Way,  Rancho Palos Verdes. For information and ticket purchase see Terranea.com/events or call (844) 207-8898.

Through Sunday, October 27

Seaside Harvest

Terranea Resort present its inaugural Seaside Harvest Celebration. Enjoy an afternoon filled with fall family fun, including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, festive arts & crafts, lawn games, food truck, craft beers and more. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information visit Terranea.com/events or call (844) 207-8898.

Pumpkins by the sea

The City of Redondo Beach presents Pumpkins by the Sea. Free event. Bring your friends and family. Light refreshments, treats, photo booth, jumper, costume contest, games, and more. Free parking. 1 – 5 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Pre-register at (310) 318-0650.

Sunday, October 27

Trunk or treat

The annual Trunk or Treat Halloween party at the Automobile Driving Museum — free for kids 10 and under;  $15 suggested donation, $10 Seniors, $5 ages 11 – 17 — features Folklorico dancers, hearses, games, treats, and tricks all day at the museum. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 909-0950 or visit TheADM.org. 

Books by the bag

Friends of the Torrance Library Used Book Sale allows customers to fill a paper grocery bag with any combination of books, CDs, DVDs, or tapes for $5. Torrance Library Community Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information and future used books sales see friendsofthetorrancelibrary.org/next-sale. 

Day of the dead sail

Los Angeles Maritime Institute invites you to a coastal awareness educational experience and exploration sail on a tall ship during a 3.5-hour round-trip excursion. The ship departs from the San Pedro Ports O’ Call Harbor, sails around the harbor and coastline and returns. The goal is to raise environmental awareness that leads to personal action to reduce marine plastic pollution and human impacts to our local coastline and its marine organisms with bilingual (Spanish) materials and trained bilingual (Spanish) docents. On-board hands-on and scientific activities. Families and children welcome. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and children must be 12 or older. To sign up call (310) 833-6055. For more info see lamitopsail.org. 

Pier to pier walk

California’s largest walk for children with special needs and education, the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk launches its second decade with a $2 million fundraising goal and a star-studded team of supporters from celebrities Sugar Ray Leonard and Denise Austin to a live performance by this season’s America’s Got Talent winner Kodi Lee. New jet-setting prizes and an adopt-a-pet center sponsored by the Petco Foundation and Los Angeles County animal shelters. For more information and registration visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com. For questions call (310) 318-3100 x1186 or email friendshipwalk@skechers.com. Opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach.  

Monday, October 28

Labyrinth meditation

Walk the Labyrinth with Veriditas trained facilitator and intuitive personal stylist, Barbra Horowitz. Do you find it difficult to meditate and sit still? Walking the labyrinth while setting a simple intention encourages you to embrace your inner voice, release what no longer resonates with you, receive guidance from your higher self or spirit, and return refreshed with clarity and serenity. Every Monday 9:30 – 11 a.m. Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Bring a journal, sunscreen, and water. Suggested donation $13. Maryjoseph.org.

SB Republican meeting

California Republican Assembly monthly meeting with presentations and discussions on local, state, and federal issues. Refreshments, easy parking. 6 – 9 p.m. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For more info visit southbayrepublicans.com.

Tuesday, October 29

Surf, lifeguard history

Let’s talk about George Freeth:  The Man Who Brought Us Surfing and Lifeguarding, is a history program presented by Arthur Verge, a nationally recognized Freeth authority. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675 or visit redondo.org/library. 

Wednesday, October 30

Blood donation

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are needed to ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1(800) RED CROSS (1(800) 733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. 2 – 7 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. 

Mac users

The South Bay Apple Mac users group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. Admission is free. All Mac/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome. 7:50 p.m. presentation on Reunion, a genealogy program for the Mac and iOS. For more info visit sbamug.com or call (310) 644-3315. Email info@sbamug.com for questions.

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