South Bay Community Calendar 10-25-18
Thursday, October 25
The Las Candalistas Fall Fundraiser “Art Inspired Entertaining.” All proceeds benefit South Bay children in need, and our environment. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are $25 – $100 and available online at lascandalistas.org/event/artinspiredentertaining/. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts CSCRB Thyra Endicott, MD, specialist in radiation oncology. Endicott will discuss new cutting-edge technologies in radiation techniques for breast cancer, and numerous techniques including those that reduce the risk of lymphedema. Short courses of treatment and surveillance for low risk breast cancer will also be examined. Endicott is a member of the CSCRB Professional Advisory Board. Advance registration required. 5:30 – 7 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Beach Cities Health District, in partnership with South Bay Families Connected, is offering a variety of free, monthly parent education events. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Free. No rsvp required. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org to register.
Friday, October 26
Join the Diabetes Program at MemorialCare, Long Beach Medical Center with a free diabetes self-management class. The class, in two separate sessions, will cover diabetes medication and management. Participants will be able to discuss blood glucose monitoring, nutritious meal planning, fitness motivation and more while learning about acute and long-term complications, and skills that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Call (562) 933-5043 to RSVP. Parking will be validated. 4 – 7 p.m. MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Pavilion Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Thru Saturday, October 27
The fourth annual Halloween Trainspookular will begin as you depart the Wilson Park mini-train station under the blanket of darkening skies. Your train will crawl through family friendly spooktakular displays, lights, sounds, projections, and fog. The Southern California Live Steamers Halloween Trainspookular is an annual fundraiser. Boarding ticket is $7 per rider each ride on the evenings of the event (or $5 donation in advance during regular run days). 6 – 9 p.m. The station is located at the eastern end of Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Visit southerncalifornialivesteamers.org for a complete schedule of Live Steamers events and running times.
Halloween on the pier
The second annual Redondo Beach Pier Halloween Costume Contest & ‘80s Dance Party. Free. All ages welcome. Prizes for the best costume, balloon art, and sponsor giveaways. 7 – 9 p.m. On the Boardwalk at the Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.
Saturday, October 27
Last dance at Oktoberfest
Last time to Polka or Chicken dance at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Oktoberfest. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Paulaner. 5 p.m. – midnight. Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance. General admission $20. Or designated driver admission $15. Purchase tickets at the door or at alpinevillagecenter.com/oktoberfest. For questions call (310) 327-4384.
Who says Halloween is just for humans? Dress up your pets and enjoy treats and activity stations along the promenade. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Pets should be leashed, caged, or otherwise restrained – no exceptions. Donated items will be accepted to benefit the Harbor Area Animal Shelter. Free community event brought to you by the Port of Los Angeles. First, kick off the day with a Halloween-themed pet “bark or treat” from 10 – 11 a.m. Then from, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., enjoy Happy Harbor Halloween, a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages. Downtown Harbor Plaza, 504 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.
Used book sale
The Friends of the Torrance Library book sale. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information call (310) 781-7595.
Come SEA what lurks in the depths of the Halloween Maze at the SEA Lab. All ages welcome. $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. Touch tanks, spooky sea life, and black light maze. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. SEA Lab, 1021 Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For questions contact Adrianne at (310) 318-7458 or email@example.com.
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is hosting a Take Back Pharmacy event in conjunction with the Long Beach Police Department and the L.A. County Drug Enforcement Administration. The free event collects expired pharmaceutical drugs that can be abused by youth and can be harmful to waterways if not properly disposed. This is a drive-through drop off event. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Free.
The 16th annual Scary Stories will haunt the night for one performance only. 75 minutes of spellbinding storytelling suitable for young and old, living and…shhhhhh! This unique, annual event showcases unforgettable tales for the Halloween season, some comic, some merely unsettling, some truly terrifying. You provide the visual effects with your own imagination, inspired by the bonfire, the night, the evocative readings and marvelous sound effects. All new stories. Fresh frights await you. Bring your own seating and dress warmly so you don’t get the shivers! Picnics welcome. Free folding chairs available on site. Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 South Gaffey St., San Pedro. $5 general admission. Children 6 and under are free. No reservations required. For more information about the Center visit angelsgateart.org or call (310) 519-0936.
Hermosa Beach will celebrate its starring role in the Academy Award®-winning film “La La Land” and the City’s historical connection to jazz by celebrating “La La Land” Day at the Beach. Magical moments in the popular musical feature a sunset stroll on the Hermosa Beach Pier and jazz performances at the City’s Lighthouse Café. Hosted by the City of Hermosa Beach and Kinecta Federal Credit Union, “La La Land” Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovanetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5 – 7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen. All events will be free and open to the public. 5 – 7 p.m. for the musical and dance performances; 7:30 p.m. for the movie. Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza, 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. To learn more about Hermosa Beach visit the City website at hermosabch.org.
Scare in Torrance
The Downtown Torrance Association presents the second annual Scare Down in Downtown Old Torrance. Trunk R Treat, Games, Pumpkin painting, Haunted Maze, music, and more. The Museum at 1345 Post Ave. will be the site of the antique car show, Day of the Dead altar exhibits and candy and tattoos for the kids. 6 – 9 p.m. 1225 El Prado Ave., Old Torrance. For questions call Julie at (310) 328-6107.
Sunday, October 28
Pier to pier
The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The goal is to inspire and support individuals to make a valiant effort in creating community. 8 a.m. check-in., 9 a.m. walk. Manhattan Beach Pier. Register at skechersfriendshipwalk.com. For questions call Anne Kelly at (310) 318-3100 x1186.
The Peninsula Symphony Association and music director Gary Berkson cordially invite you to the first concert of the 52nd season of Keyboard Klassics. 6:15 pre-concert lecture for members and card holders. 7 p.m. concert. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 222 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. No rsvp required. For more information call (310) 544-0320 or pensym.org.
Monday, October 29
Families Connected Parent Chat, presented through a partnership of 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. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. Suite 102, Redondo Beach. Free. No registration required. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information.
Enjoy 50-plus vendors at the weekly Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market! State certified market, features many small family farms with reputations for high quality, high value, specialty crops and foods. In-season produce including organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, flowers and cheeses are the freshest and best tasting money can buy. Fresh cage-free eggs, hand-crafted chocolates, breads and other gluten-free baked goods, olive oil, salsas and spreads, fresh locally caught fish, hummus, local honey, flowers and vinegars entice consumers and enhance menus. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the triangle parking lot between Avenida del Norte, South Elena Avenue and Via el Prado, Redondo Beach.
Tuesday, October 30
Love and laughter
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host comedian Jason Love and friends for an evening of family love, fun, and laughter. Love has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and America’s Got Talent. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach. Advance registration is required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Upside of Aging
Palos Verdes Peninsula Village hosts The third annual “Upside of Aging” featuring columnist Helen Dennis and Dr. Fernando Torres-Gill, UCLA professor of social welfare and public policy in a conversation on “Aging, Diversity and Immigration – the new national and local dynamic — and what it means for me” Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Free. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. RSVP (310) 265-0644. Questions call Marianne Propst (310) 991-3324.
by Judy Rae