South Bay Community Calendar 10-10-19
Thursday, October 10
Bay Cities Coin Club meeting at the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles(actually city of Westchester). 6:30 p.m. Show and Tell, Auctions, 50/50, and a Raffle. All ages are welcome. We have gifts for kids. For questions and information visit baycitiescoinclub.com or email email@example.com.
5 candidates vie for 3 seats on Rancho Palos Verdes City Council and voters to decide on hospitality measure. Residents can attend to get to know more about the candidates and Measure B. Hosted by Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters. 7 p.m.McTaggart Hall at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes.
Friday, October 11
Managing Shoulder Pain
Join MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center for a free medicine, munchies and movies health education lecture. Michael Pahl, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Long Beach Medical Center, will give a lecture on managing shoulder pain, followed by a screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. Lunch will be provided. To register, call (562) 933-1650. 12 Noon. Long Beach Medical Center, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Full Moon Hike to Explore Nocturnal Creatures with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 7 p.m. Reservations required. 9 yrs. +. $12 person. To RSVP visit pvplc.org or call (310) 541-7613.
Key legislators to speak about issues that impact your business and the community. Congressman Ted Lieu, Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. Hear firsthand about what’s happening in the county, Sacramento and Washington, ask the questions that matter to you, network with business leaders. 11:30 a.m. Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. $55. RSVP at (310) 377-8111 or visit palosverdeschamber.com/events.
Saturday, October 12
Open to Hermosa Beach Residents Only (must bring ID with current address). This is your opportunity to clean out old files and properly dispose of papers without compromising your personal information. The paper shredding will be done on-site and you will be able to witness the destruction of your documents. After the documents are thoroughly shredded, the paper is recycled. There is no limit on how much you can bring. Please remove all binder clips. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Tricks for Life
Life saving tips for your dog. Are you prepared for emergencies? Is your dog prepared? Yes, your dog needs to be prepared to react appropriately and respond to your commands in an emergency. This mini-seminar will cover many aspects of helping dogs through any type of crisis or emergency situation. Using games and tricks you will learn such things as how to get your dog familiar with a leash, crate and muzzle and how to respond to such things as a smoke alarm. Please note that medical information or first aid will not be discussed. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ernie Howlett Park (near horse stables/maintenance yard), 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rollings Hills Estates. Cost is $45. Make checks payable to LOTC and send to Vita Allison 4753 Lomita Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90713. Dogs are welcomed, but their attendance is optional. For questions call Vita at (562) 484-8049.
Palos Verdes Art Center, in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art, presents an introductory relief printmaking workshop. Students will view the current exhibition, On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present, for inspiration to create their own unique pattern design. Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will include learning about the tools, vocabulary, and methods for relief printmaking. A goal-based project exploring design, color, symbols, and natural elements will encourage a unique wallpaper design. Participants will leave with their linocut block prints on paper showcasing their unique designs. Taught by Dalila Paola Mendez, an Indigenous Guatemalan/Salvadoran queer artist born and raised in Los Angeles. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $65, limited space. Register at pvartcenter.org/ and Eventbrite/Wallpaper Design Printmaking Workshop.
All Corvette years, C1 – C7, are invited. Best stock and modified awards for each class. Spectators are free. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo. For vendor registration and general information visit Theadm.org. For questions call (310) 909-0950.
Rock your pink
The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is partnering with local musicians to host the 3rd annual Rock Your Pink music fest to raise money for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Headlining will be the rock group Crow Hill Band, a South Bay favorite. Their lead singer, Laryssa Densmore is a breast cancer survivor. She started the Rock Your Pink annual fundraising benefit in hopes of giving back to the local community through music. Deborah Bakke, the owner of The Standing Room, is also a breast cancer survivor – making this the perfect venue for sponsoring this event and helping to raise breast cancer awareness for our South Bay family. 6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The Standing Room, 1320 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets are $10 and available on Eventbrite/Rock Your Pink or $15 at the door.
Family Science & Storytime Featuring the California King Snake with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the California King Snake. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the beautiful preserve trail. Bring your lunch to enjoy a picnic under the shady Learning Tree. Free and appropriate for all ages. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. 11 a.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Native plant sale
Fall is a Great Time to Plant! These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit pvplc.org for more information.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Help restore this unique shoreline reserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, water native plants and more. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Inspired by AAUW National’s commitment to reaching 10 million women to negotiate fair and equitable salaries and benefits by 2022, and end the gender pay gap by 2030. The Beach Cities Branch of AAUW has invited CA-AAUW leader Donna Lilly to answer all our questions about the Free online salary-negotiation training program: Work Smart. What is it? Who is it for? How can we help share this valuable information? Speaker: Donna Lilly, AAUW California College & University ChairMeeting Details. RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Manhattan Beach Community Church, Fireside Room, 303 S Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Enter parking from Rowell Ave. Follow signs to meeting room. Coffee and continental breakfast are provided by Beach City Branch members & donations from attendees. Suggested donation: $5. For more information call Vickie at (310) 210-5744 or email@example.com.
A tribute concert
The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents guest artists series with Jay White, The Tribute to Neil Diamond. This is a Neil Diamond concert celebration starring the #1 Diamond performer in the world, Jay White. It is without question the most authentic Neil Diamond concert experience on the planet. 8 p.m. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets are $40/$35/$30. Call the Theatre Box Office at (310) 781-7171. For more information visit jaywhitelive.com or TorranceArts.org.
Everyone is invited to attend the free yoga on the octagon event every second Saturday of the month from 10 – 11 a.m. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. The Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondopier.com/events/.
Sunday, October 13
Celebrate Jimmy’s life and raise funds for Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Ocean Therapy Program. “The Jimmy” is one-of-a-kind surf “contest” with a unique format which includes all levels of surfers: from first timers to rippers. Look for our all-day huge silent auction and raffle on the beach. Snag some great surf stuff from our amazing sponsors, find an experience of a lifetime, and help the Marines, Veterans and children who benefit from our Ocean Therapy Program. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 42nd Street, Manhattan Beach. Sign up online at JimmyMillerFoundation.org.
Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach 28th Annual Pancake Breakfast. $10 per person. Kids under 5 years eat for free! 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kiwanis, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Purchase tickets at womansclubofhermosabeach.org. Huge silent auction and kids activities. Proceeds benefit WCHB philanthropies.
Tuesday, October 15
Beach Cities Health Center hosts an Introduction to Omnilore Program. Omnilore is a learning-in-retirement community that is part of the Cal. State University Dominguez Hills Extension Program and is comprised of approximately 300 seniors who participate in peer-led study/discussion groups. Free. 10 a.m. 514 N. Prospect Ave., Lower Level Suite L8, Redondo Beach. RSVP (310) 370-2494.
Wednesday, October 16
Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities
A Balance Approach to Vertigo, Dizziness and Balance. Dizziness and vertigo are the most common medical complaints and may be present in all ages. Learn from experts about the difference between vertigo and dizziness, signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments and latest developments. Balance testing and assessments will also be available. 7 p.m. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Free. For information and RSVP call (310) 517-4711. Torrancememorial.org.
Strengthening families together
A Workshop to strengthen parent-child relationship skills and improve communication. Improve trust, how to be on the same team, building upon one another’s strengths, strengthen relationship skills, managing family stress well. 6:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, Community Room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. RSVP by 10/14. All parents and kids ages 10-16 years old welcome. Both parents in the same family are welcome and encouraged to attend as the workshop is designed for both Mothers and Fathers. RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 501-9801. Space is limited.
Thursday, October 17
State of the city
The Torrance area Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the City with annual address by the Honorable Mayor Patrick J. Furey. 11:30 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. Tickets $48. RSVP at TorranceChamber.com/sotc2019.
Mummy & me
Halloween is taking over Kids Club at The Point to get the entire family into the holiday season. Parents and kids alike can enjoy a variety of activities on this special Kids Club. Your little ones will enjoy a monster party, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrapping and trick or treating around The Point. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. Free.
Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Oktoberfest. Traditional music, authentic german bites, games and more. Costume Contest so come dressed if you choose! 5:30 – 8 p.m. 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. RSVP by calling or sending text to Melissa at (614) 809-2758.
Friday, October 18
Strengthening Families Together
A Workshop to strengthen parent-child relationship skills and improve communication. Improve trust, how to be on the same team, building upon one another’s strengths, strengthen relationship skills, managing family stress well. 6:30 p.m. RSVP by 10/14. Manhattan Beach Library Community Room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. All Parents and Kids ages 10-16 years old welcome. Both parents in the same family are welcome and encouraged to attend as the workshop is designed for both Mothers and Fathers. Sponsored by Freedom4U, Beach City Health District & Dr. Gregory Allen, LMFT, Family Counseling, Inc. Visit freedomcommunity.com. RSVP by email email@example.com or call (800) 501-9801. Space is limited.
Saturday, October 19
Spend a day exploring the architecture, coastal beauty, rich history and fine cultural points-of-interest of Palos Verdes and its environs. Join regional architectural expert/architect Joseph Spierer, AIA, principal, Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc., and South Bay historian Steve Shriver, as they bring Palos Verdes to life. The self-driving excursion will begin with a private tour of the Palos Verdes Art Center and will end with a celebratory reception overlooking the coastal sunset at Terranea. In between, stops will include Wayfarers Chapel, Del MOnte Point, Malaga Cove, special private tours of a historic 1931 Gordon Kaufmann Italianate farmstead and Neutra’s famed Rados House, and other locations. $95 for the full day, including lunch at a popular, picturesque Palos Verdes cafe. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AIA Long Beach/South Bay education and scholarship programs. Space is limited to 30. RSVP by October 9th at eventbrite.com/e/palos-verdes-coastal-architecture-tour-tickets-69958081505.
Downtown Torrance’s Scare Down. Costumes, scavenger hunt, prizes, games, music, vendors, candy, tarot card readers, and much more. On the streets of Old Torrance, El Prado and Satori. 6 – 9 p.m. For information visit Downtowntorrance.com or call (310) 328-6107.
American Martyrs Parish Fair. Games, food, entertainment, silent & online auction. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. American Martyrs School, on the corner of Laurel Ave. & 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. For information visit AmericanMartyrs.org.
Mad Hatter Tea Party. Wear your hat and bring your teacup for a fun-filled afternoon of Tea, Cake, Entertainment and Prizes. $5 for opportunity drawing, prizes for prettiest/unique Hats and Teacups. 2 – 4 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave., Redondo Beach.
The 32nd Annual Family Halloween Carnival. Enjoy carnival games, costume contest and parade, face painting, food, haunted house and much more. Perfect for ages 2 – 3 years. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 12 – 4 p.m. Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.
Loving One By One Safari 5k Fun Run. Raising funds to purchase medical equipment for a surgical ward for the New Hope Medical Centre in Kiwenda, Uganda. All ages welcome. Under 7 years free. 8 years + must register ($45). Race starts at 8:30 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. Register online at active.com. Keyword: Loving One By One. For questions and information call (310) 544-1948.
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library used book sale. Come check out a great selection of books at unbeatable prices: 50 cents for paperbacks & $1 for most hardcovers. Children’s books, hardbacks, paperback, DVD’s, CD’s and lots more. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bard Street Bookstore, 1309 Bard St., Hermosa Beach. ½ block west of the library. For more sale information call (310) 379-8475, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hbfol.org.
BeachLife give back
The BeachLife crew wants to give back to the community and they have partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for some games for charity. Live music and afterparty. Free to enter. Different location and games each month. 1 p.m. Lawn Bowling at the Hermosa Beach Lawnbowling Club, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. RSVP at facebook.com/events/2383156031924518.
Put on your grubbies and take part in kid-friendly activities to plant seeds, care for native plants and track butterflies. Children of all ages will begin to understand the roles that humans play in efforts to conserve and restore our natural areas. 11 a.m. Free. George F. Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Sunday, October 20
Multicultural Student College Fair at Vistamar School. 2 – 4:30 p.m. 737 Hawaii St, El Segundo. For questions call (310) 643-7377. Meet college reps from over 100 schools nationwide. Free and open to all. For more information visit vistamarschool.org.
Chef Shafer & The Depot Present Halloween Ball. 700+ costumed guests, live music, dancing, cocktails, live and silent auction and lots of Halloween fun. 4 – 9 p.m. 1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. Tickets $150 per person. For information and ticket purchase visit elcamino.edu/foundation/halloween-gall.aspx.
Wednesday, October 23
Held in partnership with Lazy Acres Market, learn recipes that can help you live longer. Register online at bchd.org/blue-zones-grocery-stores. 10 – 11 a.m. Lazy Acres Market, 2510 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Cost $10. Register at bchd.org/blue-zones-grocery-stores.
The River and the Wall
The Sierra Club presents “The River and the Wall”, a vivid new film showing the environmental and human drama of the border wall as conservation filmmaker Ben Masters and four friends follow its path on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands. 7 p.m. Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates (entrance also on Deep Valley Dr). Snacks and refreshments will be served. Free. For information call Joyce White (310) 383-5247.
Friday, October 25
The 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Contest & DJ Dance Party presented by Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Redondo Pier Association and King Harbor Association. Free Halloween themed balloons, Boat Rides (free admission for anyone in costume between 5 – 8 p.m.), DJ, Selfie Wall, Sponsor Giveaways, Trick-or-Treat on the Boardwalk and Pier (between 5 – 8 p.m.) 6 – 8 p.m. Redondo Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Event will take place below Kincaid’s where the Redondo Beach Pier meets the International Boardwalk/Redondo Beach Marina. Free to attend and open to the public. All ages and family friendly. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.
The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this fall. Once a month, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more. Only one ticket per car is required – no per person tickets necessary. The $20 per car fee includes $5 admission and $15 for parking and a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at Sundown. The Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. Purchase tickets at the Roadium or Eventbrite/Drive In Movie Nights at the Roadium: Beetlejuice.
Saints & Sinners
Terranea Halloween Saints & Sinners Costume party. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 100 Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. For tickets and information call (844) 207-8898 or visit Teranea.com.
Through Sunday, October 27
Terranea Resort present its inaugural Seaside Harvest Celebration. Enjoy an afternoon filled with fall family fun, including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, festive arts & crafts, lawn games, food truck, craft beers and more. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information visit Terranea.com/events or call (844) 207-8898.
Saturday, October 26
Promenade Ice Chalet presents the all new nighttime, dress-to-impress Halloween Spooktacular! The Ice Chalet will transform into Spooktacular Hall filled with game activities, vendors, treats and more. Prize for best costume. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Ice Chalet, 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Game Hall admission $5. Inclusive skate admission $10. For tickets and information call (310) 541-6630 or visit Promenadeicechalet.com.
You are invited to a free smart gardening beginner workshop. Learn the basics of backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting, grasscycling, and edible gardening. No reservation needed. Bring friends and neighbors. 9:30 – 11 a.m. George E. Gordon Clubhouse, 300 E. Pine Ave., El Segundo.
The 21st annual Water Harvest festival will return to its newly renovated Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) in El Segundo. The free, family-oriented event will celebrate the community’s efforts to secure our region’s water future with the theme “Water for Tomorrow.” , 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo. Free parking and shuttle service to the event will be available once at 1960 E. Grand Ave. (at Pacific Coast Highway, formerly Sepulveda Boulevard) in El Segundo. For information about Water Harvest, parking directions, and a schedule of events visit westbasin.org/waterharvest.
Check it out
Exploring High Schools? Attend the Vistamar School Open House. See what Vistamar has to offer. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 643-7377. RSVP at vistamarschool.org/openhouse.
Monday, October 28
Ghouls, irons & clubs
The 15th Annual Golf Tournament at the majestic Rolling Hills Country Club. Celebrate giving to special needs children in the community by supporting Vistas by golfing and/or sponsoring this event. Check-in 9 a.m. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Reception at 4 p.m. and Live Auction and Awards at 5:30 p.m. Rolling Hills Country Club, 1 Chandler Ranch Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For tickets and information visit vistasforchildren.org/vistas-events/ or call 9310) 400-4593.
Thursday, October 31
A spooky good time! Kids crafts, spooky entertainment, dance party and more. Free. 4 – 7 p.m. Manhattan Village, 3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For questions call the Concierge at (951) 546-5555 or visit shopmanhattanvillage.com/events/halloween-b0oo-bash/.
Saturday, November 9
Take a tour of the new 38,000 square foot, state of the art Hunt Cancer Center, building and see first-hand the careful attention involved in planning and creating a patient centered environment. The center will consolidate cancer treatment services into one location including its nurse navigators, genetic counseling, infusion and chemotherapy treatment centers and clinical research trials to be conducted in partnership with Cedars Sinai. This long awaited opening is not to be missed! Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hunt Cancer Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Free. For information call (310) 517-4711. Torrancememorial.org.
Monday, November 11
During their lifetime, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s also one of the most detectable and treatable forms of cancer. November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and kicks off with Torrance Memorial’s “Pints for Prostate.” In conjunction with the National Movember Foundation, the event encourages men to get regular tests and exams. It also draws on the “universal language of beer” and to come try the first beers from BUZZROCK & George Lopez Brewing Co. and hear from Lawrence Flechner, MD and Keith Chumley, MD on the importance of early detection and men’s health. Speakers include Dr. Keith Chumley and Dr. Lawrence Flechner. 6:30 p.m. The Brews Hall Opening Charity Event, 21770 Del Amo Circle, Torrance. $20 donation; reservations recommended. Call (310) 517-4704 for details and reservations.
Wednesday, November 13
With the soon to be open Hunt Cancer Center, come learn more about the latest advances in cancer care treatment. Learn what you need to know about cancer screening, the importance of early detection and integrative therapies for preventing and treating cancer patients. Specialty experts will be on hand to discuss your questions and share helpful information. 7 p.m. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Free. For information and RSVP call (310) 517-4711. Torrancememorial.org.
by Judy Rae