South Bay Community Calendar 1-3-19
Thursday, January 3
The Redondo Farmers Market offers shopping in a friendly atmosphere with a view. Fresh and dried fruits, jams and preserves, honey for your honey, cut flowers, bakery goods, BBQ chicken, fresh vegetables, nuts, fresh fish, kettle corn, and bedding plants. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Redondo Beach Farmers Market is located in front of Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0610, x2252.
Beach boot camp
Start your New Year’s Resolution with Joe Charles’ free Winter Beach Boot Camp Classes. The fitness starts the first week of January (2nd-3rd-4th). Two classes to choose from 6 a.m. or 8 a.m. Call Joe and sign up today at (310) 980-9339, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit MBbootcamp.com.
Battle of the badges
Respond to the call. Give Blood. To sign up, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: BADGESOCAL. For more information contact Lt. Landon Phillips at email@example.com. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hermosa Beach City Hall, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For questions call 1-(800)-733-2767.
Friday, January 4
Are you caring for someone with dementia? Are you burning out from chronic high levels of family stress? Join Lauren, Care Manager and Facilitator/Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, for an informal, caring, ongoing support group. Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group for those caring with loved ones with dementia. Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 10 – 11:30 a.m. For free registration call (310) 383-1877. Visit familyconnectcare.com for more information.
Saturday, January 5
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of this classic film with ENCORE. Follow Dorothy and her friends down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and somewhere over the rainbow to Oz, to meet the Wizard. 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For tickets and info call (310) 896-6459 or visit encoresouthbay.org/tickets.html.
Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity. Group meetups are on the first Saturday of each month (unless otherwise posted). Explore writing topics that can help further your efforts as an author.
This is a chance to share knowledge and fuel your own creative work. Free. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call the Adult information desk at (310) 318-0675, ext. 5.
The Grand Opening of the new El Segundo Wiseburn Aquatics Center. Live music, giveaways, food vendors, swim membership sale, and synchronized swim performances. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2240 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo. Parking may be limited. Free shuttle pick-up. Shuttles will be operating from the Joslyn Center, 339 Sheldon Street, El Segundo. For more information call (310) 524-2738 or visit esaquatics.org.
January Fishtivites Including hands on educational activities, private touch tank tour and paddle board tour from Tarsan Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The SEA Lab, 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. To register for activities/paddle boarding contact Adrianne Calbreath at The SEA Lab (310) 318-7458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all aspiring writers! Discuss topics writers want to explore, and have the opportunity to share information, get feedback on ideas and writing, and give and receive support and encouragement. 10:30 a.m. – noon Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675, option 5. For information visit redondo.org/library.
Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Preserve. Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with our Naturalist through the canyon preserve to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home. The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact (M-F) (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Monday, January 7
Give blood and save a life. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery, 130 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment.
Wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Striving to create balance in your household and manage family and student stress? Seeking guidance about rule setting and boundaries around social media and technology? Families Connected Parent Chat, held every Monday in partnership with the Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, is a free support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 10 – 11 a.m. 514 N. Prospect Ave. suite 102, Redondo Beach. This free support group is open to all parents. No registration necessary. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information.
Tuesday, January 8
Dungeons & Dragons
Have you always wanted to play but didn’t know how? Come learn Dungeons & Dragons with the Hermosa Beach Library. For ages 12 – 23 years. Free. 4:30 – 6 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475.
A full hour of slow, easy flow yoga with Anne Spinner. Free. 7 – 8 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Call (310) 545-8595 for questions. lacountylibrary.org/events/library-yoga-6/.
Join Beach Cities Health District’s Blue Zones Project for its monthly “Social Hour.” Bring your friends and family to mingle and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. 5 – 6 p.m. Madero’s Cocina Mexicana, 231 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. No RSVP required.
Sample the variety of top quality produce brought in each week direct from 60 California farms. The market features a year-round selection of California grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, fish, cut flowers and nursery stock. 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For questions call (310) 328-5310.
by Judy Rae