South Bay Community Calendar 1-23-2020
Thursday, January 23
Bing and Da Bull at St. Rocke
In commemoration of 60 Years of Craftsmanship, Bing Surfboards is releasing a three-part documentary featuring the history of this iconic Hermosa Beach surf company. $20. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Tickets at Think Bing.Eventbrite.com. Music by Country Breakfast and Tom Curren. Q&A with Greg Noll & Bing. For more info visit Southbayboardriders.com.
Cancer patient support group
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts author Kim Hamer. Hamer will show participants how to set up a community of support around them so they can focus on healing and their own well-being. A healthy lunch will be provided by “The Spot” Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Saturday, January 25
Discover the power of sound as medicine with international musician and teacher Jeralyn Glass. She will lead visitors through a sound meditation experience as she plays her Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls, made of pure quartz. Finish with a self-guided walk through the native plant gardens and the seaside trails. 10:30 a.m. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp.
Blood donation #1
Donate blood at the El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Tall ships sail
The Los Angeles Maritime Institute offers a coastal awareness educational experience and exploration sail on a tall ship during a 3-hour round-trip excursion. The ship departs from the San Pedro Ports O’ Call harbor, sails around the harbor and coastline and returns. The goal is to raise environmental awareness about marine plastic pollution and human impacts to our local coastline and its marine organisms. The sails include on-board, hands-on, and scientific activities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult, and children must be 12 years or older. Free. 1 p.m. For further information and to RSVP call (310) 833-6055. Visit lamitopsail.org.
Piano and voice at PV Library
Palos Verdes Library District presents a concert series featuring musical talent from Southern California. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva & Maria Aplecheeva perform from 1 – 2 p.m. Solo voice with piano accompaniment of European classical music. Peninsula Center Library community room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. For more information contact Tim Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 377-9584 x218.
Hermosa garage sale
The City of Hermosa Beach hosts a community-wide garage sale. The goal is to provide the community with space in their garages to reduce the number of vehicles parking over sidewalks. 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Throughout Hermosa Beach. To register visit hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=921. Garage sale participants will also be sharing any unique items or goods for sale using #hermosagaragesale on Instagram.
Hermosa housing conference
The League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities hosts a Panel Discussion on Housing — Embracing Change, Planning for Positive Growth. Future housing goals are being set for our local communities. Learn more from our expert panel discussion at this free public event. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For more info call (310) 613-7434, beachcitieslwv.@gmail.com.
Sunday, January 26
Cabrillo Whale Festival
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 51st Annual Whale Fiesta celebrates the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of Southern California’s whale watching season. Enjoy a day filled with festive music, games, puppet shows, expert guest lecturers, and marine mammal-related arts and crafts for all ages. Free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For more information call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Outdoor Film festival
Wild & Scenic Film Festival presents an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. The two-hour film festival will include a raffle with spectacular items from Patagonia, REI, National Geographic and other Conservancy supporters. Tickets online are $15 [or $20 at the door as available]. Doors open at 3 p.m. West High School Performing Arts Center, 20401 Victor St., Torrance. For more information and tickets call (310) 541-7613 or visit pvplc.org.
Trojan Marching Band
Director to be honored
Celebrate Dr. Arthur Bartner and his 50 years as the director of the Trojan Marching Band at the Trojan League of South Bay Speaker Series event. Dr. Bartner will share his favorite memories from the past 50 years as the leader of the Spirit of Troy. 3 – 6 p.m. Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. $90.open to the entire USC community. For tickets and event details visit tlsb-bartner50.eventbrite.com. For additional information email the Trojan League of South Bay email@example.com.
Monday, January 27
Learn about many common mistakes people make when signing up for Social Security and in preparing their finances for the future. Free. Spouses are urged to attend. Not affiliated with the Social Security Administration or any government agency. 9 – 1 a.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, “Living Room”, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Reserve seat by calling (424) 247-1120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ukulele and slack key history
Mitch Chang, founder of the annual Southern California Slack Key Festival and Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, presents a brief history of the ukulele and origins of slack key guitar and demonstrates basic playing techniques for both. For adults. Free 7 – 8 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595.
Tuesday, January 28
Great decisions discussion
The South Bay Chapter of Great Decisions is a non-partisan discussion group that meets 8-9 times a year to discuss American involvement in world affairs. They refer to expert written essays from the journal provided by the Foreign Policy Association. Each meeting begins by viewing a short video. Lively discussion and snacks follow. The first meeting will focus on “Climate Changes.” 2:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call For questions and information call (310) 318-0280 or visit HermosaBeach.gov.
Riviera Garden club flower duet
Riviera Garden Club (RGC) monthly meeting. The program will be a demonstration by Flower Duet, Kit Wertz and Casey Schwartz, sisters and local florists, who will show the audience how to create lovely Valentine’s Day floral arrangements. Torrance Airport, Zamperini Field community meeting room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the general membership meeting at 10 a.m. Light refreshments. For questions and information email President@RivieraGardenClub.org.
Peninsula Village invite
Learn why joining the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village may be right for you. Meet other PVP Village members and volunteers, learn about the activities and services, and ask any questions you have about this vital senior community. 3 – 4 p.m. Hesse Park, Fireside Room, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 265-0644, email email@example.com, or visit peninsulavillage.net.
Wednesday, January 29
Blood donation #2
Another upcoming blood donation opportunity at the El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. 1 – 7 p.m. Donors are urged to make an appointment to give now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Hermosa seniors movie night
Monthly movie night at the Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” rated PG-13 with a runtime of 2 hours 14 minutes. The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Fredie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). 12 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Suggested donation is $1. Coffee, candy & popcorn. For questions and information call (310) 318-0280 or visit HermosaBeach.gov.
Avoiding cyber threats
Start the new year by protecting your business and home from cyberthreats at the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Cyber Security Seminar with Chief Information Security Officer Mark Van Divner from First Republic Bank. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Members free, non-members $20. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-5313. Bring your business cards.
by Judy Rae