South Bay Community Calendar 9-27-18
Thursday, September 27
The 4th Annual Halloween Trainspookular will begin as you depart the Southern California Live Steamers Station under the blanket of darkening skies. Your train will crawl through family friendly spooktakular displays, lights, sounds, projections, and fog. Boarding ticket is $7 per rider, each ride. 6 – 9 p.m. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For more info, and train schedule of future rides, visit southerncalifornialivesteamers.org. For questions call (310) 328-0236.
Friday, September 28
Through Saturday, September 29
A Day at the Races
“Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped” is just one of the witty lines from the iconic Marx Brothers. And with all the zany, manic comedy, we get a few song and dances numbers — and they’re good! This is an entertaining funny flick, with scenes such as Groucho trying to run a sanitarium. Tickets $20. Showtimes: Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Tickets are not available online. Tickets are on sale at the theater’s box office 30 minutes before each show time. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. Call the theater for reservations at (310) 322-2592.
Saturday, September 29
Walk with a purpose
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s. Registration at 9 a.m., Ceremony at 10 a.m., Walk at 10:30 a.m. Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza, Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. For information and registration visit act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=10752&pg=entry.
The Redondo Beach Police Department’s second annual King of the Harbor Skateboard Championships. Get your friends together and come out for a day of skateboarding fun at the Redondo Beach Pier, on the big cement Octagon open space near the Fun Factory. Helmets are required and you will need to register and have your parents sign the waiver. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt upon check in. Cool stuff and a raffle. For any questions contact Dinah Lary at (310) 379-2477 x2852.
Waste Management and the City of Manhattan Beach Document Shredding Event. Open to City of Manhattan Beach residents and businesses. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mira Costa High School parking lot, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. To learn more about Waste Management visit wm.com or thinkgreen.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the Native Plant Nursery, 916 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Reservations required. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Sunday, September 30
Rods, rides & relics
A favorite with local car enthusiasts with some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay, The Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on the Redondo Pier while a DJ spins oldies but goodies. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For additional information visit redondopier.com.
Once a year, the cream of historical automotive beauty, innovation and engineering are curated into multiple classes and placed on display at a stunning outdoor venue. In addition to displaying the usual high standard of historic automobiles, they’ll be showcasing vintage aircraft in a side-by-side display. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admissions tickets are $50. Children 13 and younger admitted free. Louis Zamperini Field is located at 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. For information visit pvconcours.org/.
The 2018 Hermosa Beach Hotdogger Championship presented by Subaru Pacific. A team challenge on the South Side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. 7 a.m. sign up at hotdoggers.org. Awards Ceremony 6 p.m. at Naja’s Place.
Monday, October 1
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month
Healing Through Creativity
Join the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center for creative classes designed for cancer patients, loved ones and survivors. Participants will explore empowering the potential of creativity, connectivity, play and transformational work for self-healing. Each session provides mini-lessons on a variety of creative techniques, approaches and activities. The workshop is facilitated by Richard Harvey, cancer survivor and published author and artist. 5 – 7 p.m. Todd Cancer Pavilion, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd Floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Free. RSVP by calling (562) 933-0971.
Tuesday, October 2
Through Thursday, October 4
Girls night out
The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach 16th Annual Girls Night Out at the Comedy & Magic Club. Three nights celebrating the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer. 5:30 p.m. C & M, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. To purchase tickets visit girlsnightoutcscrb.org/purchase-tickets/. If you wish to pay by check or you have questions call (310) 376-3550.
Hermosa Beach Murals Project and Art Director for M1SK Daniel Inez will unveil Mural #8 depicting the Punk Rock/Skateboard era of the 1970s and 1980s. Open to the public. Tickets are required to attend the reception at the Standing Room immediately after the unveiling which will benefit the HB Murals Project. Silent and live auction and a meet & greet with art director Daniel Inez and several artists featured on the mural. Limited edition signed giclees of Mural #8 will be available for purchase. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Standing Room, 1320 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets for the reception $100 – $150. For information and ticket purchase visit Eventbrite, Punk & Skate in Hermosa Mural #8 Fundraiser Reception.
South Bay Osteoporosis Support Group bi-monthly October meeting with speaker Erin Hoffman, MHA, Lifestyle Advocate & Plant Empowered Enthusiast. Subject: A Recipe for a Healthy Lifestyle with a dash of Secret Sauce. Free and open to the public. Please come and bring a friend. For information and reservations (necessary due to limited seating) call volunteer, Carol, (310) 329-9313. If no answer, leave a message on the answering machine. Starts promptly at 3 p.m., concludes by 4:30 p.m. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del Webb Health Education Center, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Entrance easiest off Earl Street.
Wednesday, October 3
Parent child workshop
An evening of fun and learning with your babies and toddlers. Talk to experts on early childhood literacy, development, and health while encouraging your child to learn through play and art. For babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Free. 5 – 6 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Registration required. Please call the library for details (310) 379-8475.
Bilingual family concert
Move and groove with Nathalia’s interactive music show that encourages bilingualism and exposing children to a variety of music styles. Children of all ages welcomed. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. For questions call (310) 545-8595 or visit lacountylibrary.org/events/bilingual-family-concert/.
Peace of mind
Learn more about how planning for your final wishes may shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden at the Peace of Mind Seminar. Free. 12 p.m. Lighthouse Memorials and Receptions, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Space is limited, RSVP today at (918) 923-0309.
Take a minute
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 staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. (lower level) Redondo Beach. No Cost, no registration needed. Bchd.org.
by Judy Rae