South Bay Community Calendar 10-3-19
Thursday, October 3
The 24th Annual Museum Gala benefit dinner Pavilion on the LAX Tarmac benefits the Museum’s preservation of Southern California aviation and aerospace history. 5 – 9 p.m. Flight Path Museum, LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. For tickets and information call (424) 646-7284 or visit flightpathmuseum.com.
Join Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected for a workshop titled “Under Pressure: Stress Resilience When the Stakes are High.” 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free. Register at southbayfamiliesconnected.org.
A night of games, puzzles, conversation and refreshments every Tuesday night at the South Bay LGBTQ Center. The Center is at 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance (near El Camino College, across the street from a 7-Eleven store). Come by to pick up publications, enjoy conversation with others present, and have coffee, tea, soda, or water. Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away) enables the Center to continue to offer programs to the wider community. For information call (310) 328-6550 or visit southbaycenter.org. Check website calendar for information about other events.
Lecture Series presents The Port of Los Angeles with Marifrances Trivelli. This lecture will focus on the history of the Port of Los Angeles, as well as the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and their ongoing renovation project. 7:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For future lectures visit hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/.
Friday, October 4
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Ace Trio a “Musical Tour de Force.” As winners of the 2018 Beverly Hills National Audition Chamber Ensemble, ACE Trio is dedicated to promoting the newest voices of our art. ACE performs their own innovative arrangements and all accessible contemporary music by living composers from around the world. 7:30 p.m. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. Free admission. Donations appreciated.
Village at night
Riviera Village invites you to “First Fridays” on the first Friday of each month. Shop later and get to know Village merchants as you grab a bargain – then stay for dinner and drinks. 5 – 8 p.m. Participating merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. Live music. Catalina Avenue in Riviera Village, Redondo Beach. Visit rivieravillage.net for event information.
Saturday, October 5
Through Sunday, October 6
The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) brings you OceanFest 2019. All events within Seaside Lagoon & the beach right next to the Redondo Beach Pier. Speakers, beer garden, vendors, food and the ultimate kid zone. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $25 general admission. To register, race information, and event times visit openwaterswimming.redpodium.com/oceanfest.
Through Sunday, October 6
Manhattan Beach native Matt Johnson passed away Nov. 10, 2000 at age 14 after a two-year battle with leukemia. His legacy is a blood drive that bears his name, encouraging blood donations to give others the “gift of life.” Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. Manhattan Beach Fire Station, 400 15th St., Manhattan Beach. Walk-ins are welcome or call (1-800-733-2767) for availability.
Through Sunday, October 6
The 47 yer-old Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair features 300-plus arts and craft exhibitors, food, live music, beer and wine gardens, games and more. Games for the young ones – Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Valley Drive and Veterans Park as well as the Joslyn Center and both Live Oak Park and Dorsey Field, Manhattan Beach. For more information see mbfair.org.
Native Plant Sale
The South Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society offers a large selection of California natives, plants for birds, bees and butterflies, and local species of Palos Verdes and the South Bay areas. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. Free and open to the public. For questions call (310) 782-3989.
Hot Wheel heaven
Life-sized Hot Wheels, raffle prizes, regular-sized Hot Wheels and lengthy tracks and Zoom go karts will be featured at the Hot Wheel Garage, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For tickets visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org/events/ or call (310) 909-0950.
The Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach Rummage & Antique Boutique Sale takes place 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach. For questions and information contact Claudia Conroy, Club President, (310) 316-9766, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Tracking Training at Ladera Linda Community Center; volunteers must attend all dates (Oct. 12 and Oct. 19) to complete the training to help conduct weekly monitoring of wildlife on the preserves. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 32201 Forrestal Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com. No experience needed, must be at least 16 years old.
Paint it Pink
The City of El Segundo, the Los Angeles County City Board of Supervisors, and the Department of Beaches and Harbors, invite you to pick up a paintbrush to paint lifeguard Tower 60 pink in honor of breast cancer awareness, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. El Segundo Beach, Grand Avenue and Vista del Mar, in El Segundo. The goal to raise is $50,000 for breast cancer awareness and prevention, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the City of Hope. A donation of $1 secures a spot to paint the tower pink. Submit a donation online at tower60.com/paint-it-pink/.
Hormones Matter, a free educational seminar, update, discussion, Q&A, plus the movie “Hot Flash Havoc!” 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Remedy Pharm, 23811 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. Call to reserve space (310) 375-0655.
Care for the bay
Beautify Lunada Bay Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy gathers people to help weed and mulch a new native plant restoration area that will be home to attractive, drought tolerant plants for wildlife and the community, in a beautiful location with ocean views. 520 Paseo Lunado, Palos Verdes Estates. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Peninsula Friends of the Library presents Oktoberfest with a full catered meal, local craft beer, wine, fresh warm pretzels, dessert and entertainment for $80 per person. 6 – 9 p.m. Malaga Cove Library Gallery and Garden area, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. For information visit pvldfriends.org/oktoberfest/. All proceeds will benefit PVLD’s programs including movies, online services, music, lectures, children’s storytime and the Teen Annex.
Sunday, October 6
Bless your pet
In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, there will be a blessing of the animals at the statue of Fr. Juniper Serra. Bring your pets (dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, etc.) properly secured at 2 p.m. to Our Lady of Guadulupe, 244 Prospect Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Auditions for Gingersnaps, Mice, Soldiers and Clowns are still open for ages 5-10. The Nutcracker will be performed at the PVPA Norris Theatre Nov. 22-24. Email or call for a personal audition, email@example.com or (310) 375-1398.
Monday, October 7
Families Connected Parent Chat, presented through a partnership between Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, is a free support group open to all parents. The session will be led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and provides an opportunity to discuss shared parenting challenges. See southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information. Every Monday. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 102, Redondo Beach. No registration required.
The League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities will be moderating a forum for the Hermosa Beach City Council candidates from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach City Council Chamber, 1315 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Free. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the League of Women Voters (310) 379-6663.
Tuesday, October 8
The Future is Now: Strengthening Families Together, is a workshop to strengthen parent-child relationship skills and improve communication. Parents and kids ages 10-16 are welcome, 6:30 p.m. Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP required by Oct. 6 at email@example.com or (800) 501-9801. Space is limited. Workshop Leader: Dr. Greg Allen, LMFT, Director of Freedom4U.
The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is an open gathering of people with common needs and interests who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a safe environment. Attendees will learn ways to cope with and manage the challenges of dementia. To register call (323) 930-6247. 3 p.m. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Conference Room A1, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Healthy social hour
Join Beach Cities Health District for its monthly Social Hour, featuring healthy bites at a discount. See bchd.org/socialhour for more information. 5 – 6 p.m. Rock and Brews, 6300 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free; no registration required.
Chamber 101: Everything you need to know about being a Palos Verdes member, at the Chamber Office, 4040 Palos Verdes Drive North, #205, Rolling Hills Estates. 9 – 10 a.m. RSVP (310) 377-8111, palosverdeschamber.com/events.
by Judy Rae