South Bay Community Calendar 10-31-19
Thursday, October 31 Halloween
Riviera Village trick or treat
Trick or Treat in the Village on Halloween. Ghosts and goblins will mix with princesses and superheroes as Riviera Village hosts the annual Halloween Trick or Treat. This event has become a Redondo Beach tradition, attracting thousands of children each year to enjoy Halloween in a safe and fun atmosphere.Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Boulevard. Shops will hand out candy and treats from 4 – 6 p.m.
City of Torrance Halloween Carnival offers booths and games for all ages, food trucks, music provided by DJ Ozzie. 4 – 8 p.m. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Unlimited use wristbands are $10 and are required to participate in carnival activities. The costume parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For information call (310) 618-2930.
Boo bash for kids
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/.
A safe, fun, family-friendly Halloween alternative event, free for the whole family, includes an all-beef hotdog dinner, bags for candy, a special area for preschoolers, 30-plus games, popcorn, jumpers and super slide. 6 – 8 p.m. Peninsula Community Church, 5640 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Info at Eventbrite/Harvest Festival 2019. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged but are not required. Registration available at the event.
Come dressed to impress in your best costumes and enjoy some spooky treats, ghoulish arts and crafts, interactive activities, face-painting, balloon twisting, giveaways and mall trick-or-treating from 4 – 7 p.m. Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free. No ticket necessary for event entry. Facebook.com/delamofashioncenter.
Through Saturday, November 30
The great pumpkin hunt
Celebrate autumn with a fall excursion at the South Coast Botanic Gardens. Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. All ages welcomed. Free with membership or general admission. For tickets and information visit https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/the-great-pumpkin-hunt/.
Trick or treat
Promenade on the Peninsula presents Trick or Treat, a fun and safe afternoon of trick or treating. Free. All families are encouraged to wear their spookiest costume. Trick or treating will be available at participating stores throughout the center. 3 – 4:30 p.m. 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information visit facebook.com/events/380437532564879/.
Friday, November 1
El Camino Tour
Help celebrate the opening of the new El Camino College 80,000 square-foot Student Services building. Take a building tour and visit the Warrior Welcome Center, the Village, where students gather, and departments such as the Special Resource Center, Counseling, and First Year Experience, to name just a few. 3 p.m. El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For more information visit business.manhattanbeachchamber.com
Saturday, November 2
Brain tumor fundraiser
The annual Los Angeles Brain Freeze at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Participants will have the option to jump into the ocean during the “brain freeze” portion of the event and/or walk to show support for the brain tumor community. Proceeds from the event will go toward brain tumor research and advocacy efforts to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For more information and to register visit braintumor.org/LABrainFreeze.
Let Chevron show you around the El Segundo Refinery during Community Tour Day. Free one-hour bus tours and demonstrations. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Administration Building, 324 W. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo. Tour reservations are required. Visit chevronelsegundo.com or call (310) 615-3747.
Seafood fans will get a rare chance to sample sweet, tender California spiny lobster at the Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s 5th annual Chef’s Table Dinner, prepared by noted Chef Paul Buchanan. Diners will enjoy margaritas, great company and an exceptional view as the sunsets over Cabrillo Beach. Tickets are available at sustainableseafooddinner.eventbrites.com for $175 with a $25 discount available for Friends members. 5 – 6 p.m. margaritas and appetizers. 6 – 9 p.m. sustainable seafood dinner. Cabrillo Beach Bath House, 3800 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
Sunday, November 3
Concert of the dead
The first concert, titled Scared to Death, opens with Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis and ends with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead. Also included in the concert are pieces by Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Ravel, and Mussorgsky. Andy Favorito will solo in Dead Elvis. Highlights later in this season include Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto”, Schubert’s Overture to The Magic Harp, and a concerto featuring the Knox Competition winner. Free. No rsvp required. Free parking. 7 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 222 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more information call (310) 544-0320 or visit pensym.org.
Wednesday, November 6
On the economy
Redondo Beach Rotary Club presents speaker Yuku Saito-Rodriguez. Yuku will talk about the California economy, renewable energy and the demand for industrial land including cannabis cultivation, and how raw land gets selected for development. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Admission and parking are free. For more info visit redondobeachrotary.org.
Art and hockey
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Beach Cities Optometry and the LA Kings present an artistic collaboration celebrating the community, local art, and sports. Meet the mural artist, take pictures with Bailey and the LA Kings Ice Crew. Free and open to the public. 4 – 6 p.m. Beach Cities Optometry, 1103 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. RSVP at ManhattanBeachChamber.com.
Take 30 minutes out of your day to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques at Beach Cities Health District. Free mindfulness sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. The sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Questions? Call Tiana Rideout at (310) 374-3426, ext. 139.
by Judy Rae