South Bay Community Calendar 1-10-19
Thursday, January 10
Needle Artists by the Sea, Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild monthly meeting. 10 a.m. The Los Angeles Yacht Club, 285 Whalers Walk, San Pedro. Come and meet a friendly group of needlepoint enthusiasts. The day’s program will be a Snowman Face Ornament, designed by Kim Griffin. Call (424) 224-9254 for further information.
After School Craft Activity for Children. Make something! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.
Friday, January 11
Smoothies and Juices
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts integrated nutrition health coach, Paula Marchica, RN. In this cooking demo, Marchica will present natural ingredients that work well together to make quick, healthy, delicious smoothies. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Saturday, January 12
Improve your Italian language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of Italian-speaking facilitator Patrizio Grifoni. Participants should know a little Italian. Both adults and teens are invited to this program. Free. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.
You’ll never think of high school the same way again. Learn why at the open house. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vistamar, 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo. RSVP at vistamarschool.org/openhouse.
Find your way
Are you a professional woman, new to this country and eager to network, develop your cultural skills, and start a new career? Ignite Workshops for Women presents Finding Your Way in the U.S. While Keeping Your Authentic Self. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Unita Club, 215 Arena St., El Segundo. More information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $25 per person. Get Tickets at eventbrite.com/e/ignite-workshops-for-women-cultural-competence-and-communication-tickets-52325045620.
AdventurePlex will be hosting an Open House with free general admission, class demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Visit adventureplex.org for more information and to register. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. Visit adventureplex.org for more information and to register.
Sunday, January 13
Reading and discussion
Behavioral Health Services in collaboration with the Beach Cities Prevention Community Council and Clear Recovery Center present a staged reading of: A Night in Jail, a personal story of drug abuse and mental illness. 4 p.m. Mira costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free. RSVP at anightinjail.com.
Wild & scenic
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. The 16th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival with beautiful cinematography and remarkable individuals. 4 p.m. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets pvplc.org. For questions call (310) 541-7613.
A blend of original music and lively covers of known and loved classics: Andy & Renee live in concert. 2 – 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. Contact Eve Wittenmyer at (310) 377-9584 x552 for more information.
A night in jail
A staged reading of: A Night In Jail. A personal story of drug abuse and mental illness. 4 p.m. Mira Costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free. RSVP at anightinjail.com.
Monday, January 14
Gerry Imura will critique print images submitted by SBCC members.The meeting is free and is open to anyone who is interested in photography. All are welcome. Torrance Airport Administration Building meeting room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. For more information contact Harry Korn at (805)-340-3197, or visit sbccphoto.org.
Tuesday, January 15
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Nancy Starr, massage therapist and Melt Instructor. Starr will instruct participants in this self-help technique that uses small balls on the hands and feet to balance the nervous system and rehydrate connective tissue. Medical research has shown that the Melt Method reduces chronic pain, increases flexibility, and heightens the body’s ability to repair and heal itself. All equipment will be provided. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Wednesday, January 16
Families connected speaker series: Grit, Resilience & a Growth Mindset. Registration & check-in: 6 – 6:30 p.m., Presentation: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Free. Register at southbayfamiliesconnected.org.
A self-care program for family caregivers who are currently involved with providing care to an older person. Free. All classes are held at Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 102, Redondo Beach, in the Community Services Group Room. Registration required. Call Rosalie Rapas at (310) 374-3426, x138 or email email@example.com.
by Judy Rae