Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 1-2-2020

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Two view of Chris Wells last week at Burnout. Inside the barrel by David Combs. And Wells and Combs seen from the beach by Wright Adaza.

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Thursday, January 2

Farmers Market

Open every Thursday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, fish, nuts and lots more. Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Free one-hour parking validation is provided for the Pier Parking Structure. For questions and information call (310) 372-1171, ext 2252.

Friday, January 3

First Friday

Classical Crossroads free concert with Duo Apollon: Anastasia Malliaras soprano and Aaron Haas on guitar. 12:15 p.m. First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free admission, donations appreciated. Reception follows. 

Saturday, January 4

Writer’s Meet-up 

Calling all aspiring writers! Discuss and explore a variety of topics, share information, get feedback on ideas and writing, and give and receive support and encouragement. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Redondo Beach Main Library, 2nd floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675 or visit redondo.org/library. 

Poetry Workshop 

Both seasoned poets and beginners welcome. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675 or visit redondo.org/library. 

Need it? Sew it!

Learn how to sew by renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items. For teens and adults. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring: a sewing machine, mending or material to sew, needles, threads, scissors and pins. Free and open to the public. Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit redondo.org/library.

Get fit

Center for Health and Fitness’s Open House. Free classes throughout the day. Visit beachcitiesgym.org for class schedule and information. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 374-3426.

Goats and yoga

Hit the G.Y.M. this New Year – goats, yoga and mimosas! Take part in this fitness craze and practice your flow in the presence of live goats followed by mimosas and a relaxing tram tour of the South Coast Botanic Garden. Bring your mat, camera and good humor for an outdoor yoga practice you won’t forget, held in a fenced-in area with four furry farm companions. Your purchase for goat yoga includes a 60-minute yoga session followed by two mimosas (or juice), plus bottled water, a 30 minute tram tour and admission to the Garden all day. No experience required. Participants must be at least 10 years old, 21+ for mimosas. Must bring valid ID for alcohol. Space is limited, advanced registration required. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. General price $58. Purchase tickets at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/g-y-m-goats-yoga-and-mimosas/. For questions call (310) 544-1948. 

Sweep it

Keep the Esplanade beautiful monthly Esplanade Sweep from 9 – 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet on the Esplanade and Avenue I at 9 a.m. If you plan to attend RSVP to Sue at sbbodytender@yahoo.com. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/KeeptheEsplanadeBeautiful/.

3 Sisters hike

Explore a less used part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve with the Sierra Club. Hike the Alta Vicente Reserve, then follow the California Coastal Trail to a steep trial in the 3 Sisters Reserve leading to a high point with wonderful ocean views. Moderate pace, 6 miles, 1000 ft gain. Not appropriate for beginners or casual walkers. Minor must be accompanied by a parent. Level moderate. 8 a.m. Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. For questions contact event organizers Jacques Monier (310) 320-1249, jmonier784@gmail.com or Akram Baluch at (310) 373-2379, akram.baluch@cox.net. For information and future hikes visit angeles.sierraclub.org/outdoors/activities.

Sunday, January 5

Live Steamers

Ride the Southern California Live Steamers mini trains from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Free rides (donation suggested). Tons of fun for the family. For more info visit southerncalifornialivesteamers.com or visit facebook at facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam.

Monday, January 6

Birdluck

The South Bay Bird Society annual potluck and sponsor appreciation night. Bring a dish to serve 8 people or make a $10 donation. Bring your best bird story. Poems welcome. Raffle. 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. For more info call (310) 376-5954 or visit southbaybirdsoc.com.

Still giving

During this season of giving, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery, 130 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo. To schedule an appointment to donate visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

Musical afternoon

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them. Music Together believes all children are musical. No registration is required. 11:30 a.m. – noon. Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.

Wednesday, January 8

Fun (d) raiser

The South Bay Bird Society annual fundraiser and silent action. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, homemade goodies and beverages. Find wonderful items for family, friends, pets and yourself. This is a great way to support SBBS while finishing your last minute shopping. Everyone is invited. 1 – 3 p.m. Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. For info call Janet Ragonesi at (310) 376-5954 or visit sobaybirdsoc.com. 

Give blood

There’s still time to give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross. 2 – 7 p.m., El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. To schedule an appointment to donate visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

Be mindful

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques the first Wednesday of each month at Beach Cities Health District from 5:30 – 6 p.m. The sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District instructors. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Free. Beach Cities Health District, 2nd floor, Center for Health and Fitness, Silver Room, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For more info visit bchd.org/mindfulness. Questions? Call (310) 374-3426, ext. 110 or bluezonesproject@bchd.org.

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