Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 1-17-19

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On January 26 the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Call of the Wild, in a multi-media performance for the whole family. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr. 2 p.m. Tickets $15-$25. (310) 781-7171.

Friday, January 18


Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group for those caring with loved ones with dementia. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Peninsula Center Library 3rd floor conference room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For Free registration call (310) 383-1877. Visit familyconnectcare.com for more information.

Local Offers

Rooftop yoga

Join a relaxing yoga class, with stunning ocean views of the Redondo Beach Marina. Classes take place weekly and are donation based ($10-$20) suggested. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Register at Eventbrite/Yoga on the Roof or you can bring your cash donation to class, no need to bring your tickets.

Moonlight hike

Travel trails along coastal bluffs. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at intersection of Palos Verdes Drive West, Yarmouth, and Via Anacapa across from Lunada Bay Fountain. 2 – 3 miles. Rain cancels. Wear sturdy shoes for muddy trails. Leaders: Kevin Schlunegger and Galen Heisey. 7:30 – 9 p.m. 2201 Palos Verdes Dr. West, Palos Verdes Estates. For questions call Kevin at (619) 804-6616 or Galen at (310) 918-0583. Sierraclub.org.

All star comedy

The All Star Comedy Festival is a blast. Hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, join in the audience sing-along, and laugh as loud as you can to the classic comedic geniuses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Showtimes are: Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 2:30 & 8:15 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. Ticket prices: $10 regular admission, $8 seniors (62+). Tickets not available on-line. Tickets on sale at the theater’s box office 30-minutes before each show time. For more info visit oldtownmusichall.org or call (310) 322-2592.

Saturday, January 19

Heal the bay

Nothing’ But Sand Cleanup. They provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up. 10 a.m. – noon. Torrance Beach, 201 Paseo de la Playa, Torrance. Register at Eventbrite/Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup. If you have any questions or concerns email the Beach Programs Manager at dfuruichi@healthebay.org.

All aboard

Southern California Live Steamers Mini Train public run day from 12 – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. For questions call (310) 328-0236. For more information visit facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam or southerncalifornialivesteamers.org.

En garde!

The Palos Verdes Library District, in partnership with the Palos Verdes Performing Arts is hosting a celebration of The Three Musketeers:  A Celebration of Alexandre Dumas, with a sword play exhibition and raffle. Fun for the whole family. Learn about the art and stagecraft of swordplay, and to participate in a choreographed sword fight.  1 – 2 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Road Rolling Hills Estates. Visit pvld.org or call (310) 377-9584 ext. 601 for more information.

Parlez vous francais

French language practice for both adults and teens. Improve French language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of Kati-Maria Roussel, a French speaking facilitator. Participants should know a little French to participate. 2 –  3:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Free. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit the website at redondo.org/library.

Pierce the Veil

At Resin Gallery in Hermosa Beach, artist Jonmar is unveiling a new art exhibit that is both awe-inspiring and mind-bending. The exhibit will feature more than a dozen interactive paintings. 4 – 9 p.m. Resin, 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 713-0560 or visit resinhb.com.


Artlife Gallery opening reception “The Best, the New and Your Favorites”. More than 100 original works of fine art by talented fine artists will be on display. 6 – 9 p.m. Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo. Free to the public. Live painting, refreshments, live music and meet local fine artists. Call (310) 938-2511 for further information.

Sunday, January 20

Big aloha

One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands, the Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and a free to the public Island Marketplace. 2 p.m. The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tickets $20 – $55. For tickets and info visit Slackkeyfest.com.

Pajama jam

Come in your best jammies and celebrate the new year with us! Fun games for the kids, snacks, music and so much more. An event for the whole family to enjoy. Cover fee per child ages 1-6 years old is $5 (limit of two adults per group). 6 p.m. South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. #228, Redondo Beach. RSVP at zbinikidz.com.

Monday, January 21

Day of service

Bring the family to help restore the demonstration garden, benefiting local wildlife and celebrating a day of plant diversity for a great day off from school, Martin Luther King, Jr. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for this special day of service. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Tuesday, January 22

Interactive forum

The Roundhouse Aquarium: Forty Years of Teaching Environmental Awareness. A conversation with John Roberts, President, Board of Directors, Roundhouse Aquarium. 7 – 8 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595.

Wednesday, January 23


Join Wild Birds Unlimited expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage woodland of this beautiful canyon. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 8:30 a.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Thursday, January 24

Purpose, balance and joy

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents an eight week program beginning today, based on Julia Cameron’s bestselling book “The Artist’s Way.” Cancer survivor Karen Sidney will provide tools and insights to provide clarity for what is possible in a person’s life at this time. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org

Friday, January 25

Reclaim your Brain

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host Jeanne Peters RD, Nutrition Director of the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center. Brain fog and memory issues affect people of all ages especially cancer patients suffering from “chemobrain.” Peters will discuss the many science based foods, lifestyle and supplements that can profoundly impact brain health and quality of life. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A healthy 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.

Pixel art

Using patterns and diagrams create your very own pixel creation with melty beads. Free. For kids 9-13. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475.

Saturday, January 26

We need you

Volunteer Trail Watch Training with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Like to hike, ride your bike or horse? Want to help protect the Preserve, its habitat and wildlife? Become a Trail Watch Volunteer and make a difference on the trails. 18 years and older.  Ladera Linda Community Center, 32201 Forrestal Dr. RPV. Sign up pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Call of the wild

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents from their Family Series: Call of The Wild. Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. 4 p.m. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets are $25/$20/$15. Call the Theatre Box Office at (310) 781-7171. For more information visit theatreheroes.org or torrancearts.org.

Sunday, January 27

For your health

A Free Natural Health event for all ages. Explore stress and acupuncture. Discover natural medicine modalities and mind-body methods to help yourself heal. 1 – 4 p.m. Opportunity drawings for discounts on products and services to benefit Anderson Senior Center. Sponsored by HealthyLife.net Radio network with the support and cooperation of the City of Redondo Beach. Anderson Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave., Redondo Beach. For questions call (800) 555-5453 or visit healthylife.net.

Wild & scenic

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. With beautiful cinematography and remarkable individuals, the passion is contagious. You will be moved, transfixed and energized to make a difference in our world. 4 p.m. West High School, 20401 Victor St., Torrance. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Purchase tickets pvplc.org.

Monday, January 28

Coloring club

Afterschool Coloring Club for Children. Make something! Some activities support STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning. Ages 4 years and up. Free. 3 – 4 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For updated information visit the website at redondo.org/library.

Friday, February 1


El Camino College Distinguished Alumni & Gratitude Awards Dinner. 6 p.m. Torrance Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance. For reservations and information call (310) 660-3683 or visit elcaminocollegefoundation.org.

Saturday, February 2

Health & fitness expo

As part of the Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk weekend festivities, a 2 day Health & Fitness Expo will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Free to the public, this Expo offers race enthusiasts and their families and friends the opportunity to see all the great running and fitness accessories available today. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach.

Sunday, February 3

Super bowl 10K

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk. Join more than 9,000 race enthusiasts at the South Bay’s biggest Super Bowl event. Now in its 41st year, the Super Bowl Sunday 10K is a terrific way to celebrate the biggest day in American sports. 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Expo & Start/Finish lines located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. For registration and information visit redondo10k.com.



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