Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 1-16-2020

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Merna Marshall and John Horger will be honored as Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Woman and Man of the Year on Wed., Jan 22 at the Hermosa Beach Comedy and Magic Club. Marshall is active in the Hermosa Sister City and Woman’s clubs. Horger is a founding member of the Hermosa Murals Project, the Historical Society and the Hermosa Girls Basketball League. For tickets visit 2020chambergala.eventbrite.com or call (310) 376-0951 or email info@HBChamber.net.

Friday, January 17

Trojan Marching Band’s Dr. Arthur Bartner

Purchase tickets today to celebrate the career and legacy of Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, director of the Trojan Marching Band. The celebration on Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Tickets today at tlsb-bartner50.eventbrite.com/. For additional information about this event email the Trojan League of South Bay tlsbbartner@gmail.com. 

Saturday, January 18

RBPD hosts St. Baldrick’s Day

Kids with cancer are the inspiration behind the St. Baldrick’s Head-shaving event at the Vincent Annex Police Station in Redondo Beach. St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving events raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Sign up to shave at stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/13851/2020. For more info contact Bradley McGill (310) 379-2477 x2339, bradley.mcgill@redondo.org or Leticia Morales leticia.morales@redondo.org. 

Vegan goes Hollywood

VEGAN 2019 takes a deep dive into the growth of the vegan movement over the last 12 months, featuring events, people, and cultural moments from the world of celebrity, sports, food, film, and more. Susan Jenson, Registered Dietitian, will present a plant-based cooking demonstration for after the movie. 3 p.m. South Bay Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Register at SouthBayChurch.net or call (310) 214-3123.

Tech help

Adults and anyone else can come by for a tech help drop-in session and get assistance from tech experts: Teens!  Get help with gadgets like smartphones, tablets and apps. Free and open to the public. No reservations are required. 11:30 a.m. – 1 :30 p.m. Redondo Beach Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library. For more information on programs and services at  Redondo Beach Public Library call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit redondo.org/library.

Baby shower

The Foster Baby Foundation in partnership with The South Bay Church and Dept of Children Family Services Torrance presents South Bay Community Foster Care Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo. Informational booths from various adoption and foster care agencies for those interested in learning more about foster care, adoption and/or volunteer opportunities. 12 – 2 p.m. DCFS Torrance Office, 2325 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For questions contact Robbie Miles, robbiemiles.finance@gmail.com or Mary Atkins, maryatkins@yahoo.com. No RSVP is required to attend. 

It never rains

Help conserve water. Register today to receive your free eco-friendly recycled rain barrel from West Basin. Advance registration is required. Quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 8 – 11 a.m. Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo. Register at westbasin.org/rainbarrels or call (310) 371-4633.Rules and restrictions apply.

Waste roundup

A free household hazardous & electronic waste collection event will be held at Clark Stadium, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Accepted waste includes: chemicals, e-waste, paints & solvents.  For additional information call 800-238-0172 or visit CleanLA.com or LACSD.org. Open to Los Angeles County residents. No business waste accepted. 

314th birthday

Celebrate the 314th birthday of our Founding Father Benjamin Franklin at the Print Museum. Highlights of the day include two special presentations by the good Doctor himself detailing his life and accomplishments. One family friendly show at 11 a.m. and an adults only version at 1 p.m. Both shows will be followed by a visit from some of Benjamin’s Revolutionary friends like George Washington and Madame Brillon from the French court. Attendees of both shows are invited at 2:15 pm to a special Q & A session with all the Revolutionary personalities about their lives and times. Purchase tickets by calling (310) 515-7166 or visit printmuseum.org/franklin. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission $12 adults. $10 Students & Seniors. Kids 5 and under free. 

Sunday, January 19

Thies consort

The South Bay Chamber Music Society presents the Thies Consort. The concert will feature works by Clara Schumann, in celebration of her 200th birthday. The program also includes the Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor. Free or charge, including free parking. 3 p.m. Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information or for future concerts visit sbcms.net/concerts/. 

Slack key

The Southern California Slack Key Festival is the first of its kind anywhere outside of Hawaii, setting a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has garnered a huge loyal following – creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music. This year’s Southern California Slack Key Festival’s line-up includes John Keawe, Jerry Santos, Kamuela Kimokeo, the Lim Family, Ikaika Marzo, Bobby Moderow, Jeff Peterson, Anthony Pfluke, and Bobby Ingano. Concert 2 p.m. Island Marketplace – free to the public – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., browse a variety of island themed gifts, home décor, accessories, apparel, and more. Plus, Hawaiian food, authentic island-style shave ice and outdoor entertainment. The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Get tickets at kalakoa.tix.com or (800) 595-4849. For more information visit slackkeyfest.com or kalakoa.com/slackkey.html. Like on facebook.com/socalslackkeyfestival.

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