South Bay Community Calendar 10-17-19
Thursday, October 17
Review nutrition with a focus on healthy eating and hydration in daily routines, and strategies to prevent falling. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. Free. For questions and to RSVP call (310) 375-4617.
Surf, art, fashion, laughs
Get a sneak peek of the film Seven Crossings featuring pro surfer Jamie Mitchell. Happy Hour featuring a fine art show and a sustainable fashion show. Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. $30 general admission. To ensure a great show for the comedians, all tickets must be registered at the box office 48 hours prior to the event. Call (310) 372-1193 with questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/conservation-comedy-seven-crossings-sneak-peek-tickets-67110375941.
State of Torrance
The Torrance area Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the City address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey. 11:30 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. Tickets $48. RSVP at TorranceChamber.com/sotc2019.
Halloween is taking over Kids Club at The Point to get the entire family into the holiday season. Activities include 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.
Best of Manhattan
The sixth annual Best of Manhattan, sponsored by First Republic Bank, brings together models of innovation, philanthropy and excellence in Manhattan Beach. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Westdrift Manhattan Beach, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach. General admission $115. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/the-best-of-manhattan-awards-tickets-70348820215.
Friday, October 18
Enjoy a pre-scary Halloween treat with virtual reality. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For ages 13-plus. There will be 8 to 10 minute individual sessions on a first come, first served basis.
Through Thursday, October 31
Haunted El Segundo
The City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks along with the El Segundo Rotary Club and El Segundo Masonic Lodge present Twisted Tales: Haunted House on Grand Avenue. Friday and Saturday 6 – 10 p.m., Sunday 6 – 9 p.m. with an extra special scary night on Halloween from 6 – 11 p.m. El Segundo Teen Center, 405 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo. Presale wristbands are available for purchase at the Clubhouse, Checkout Building and Joslyn Center for $15. Wristbands will be $20 at the door and during operational hours. For information contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (310) 524-2700 or visit elsegundo.org.
Saturday, October 19
American Martyrs Parish Fair. Games, food, entertainment, silent and online auction. Saturday 10 a.m. to- 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. American Martyrs School, on the corner of Laurel Avenue and 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. For information visit AmericanMartyrs.org.
The 32nd annual Family Halloween Carnival with games, costume contest and parade, face painting, food, haunted house and 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 raises 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; Others 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.
The BeachLife crew partners with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for games for charity, plus live music and an afterparty, at a different location each month. Today it’s 1 p.m. lawn bowling at the Hermosa Beach Lawnbowling Club, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. RSVP at facebook.com/events/2383156031924518.
Join the Manhattan Beach Fire Department Fire Prevention Division for an evening of facts and tips to safeguard your business from a variety of hazards. Event features a fire extinguisher demo, AED overview and mock business inspection. Free, 6 – 8 p.m. Police and Fire Community Room, Station 1, 400 15th St., Manhattan Beach. Snacks will be provided. Parking is available at the lower level parking at City Hall, Metlox Parking Structure, and on the street. For more info see manhattanbeachchamber-mbfd.eventbrite.com.
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.
by Judy Rae