Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 11-14-19

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Light Gate will focus the view through an opening down 14th Street to the ocean on Nov. 14, the sunset aligning within the keyhole at 4:51 p.m. For more information about public art within Manhattan Beach see citymb.info/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64720/1192 or contact the Park and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

Thursday, November 14

Lazy Acres plant slant cooking 

Held in partnership with Lazy Acres Market, learn recipes that can help you live longer, including having a plant-slant Thanksgiving. 6 – 7 p.m. Lazy Acres Market, 2510 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. $10 per person. Register online at bchd.org/blue-zones-grocery-stores. 

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Manhattan Light Sculpture

Light Gate is located at the top of 14th Street, between City Hall and the library, along Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach. The artwork is made of glass, laminated with prismatic lighting film to create rich and varied light effects with the sun. Light Gate will focus the view through an opening down 14th Street to the ocean on Nov. 14, the sunset aligning within the keyhole at 4:51 p.m. For more information about public art within Manhattan Beach see citymb.info/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64720/1192 or contact the Park and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

Farm fresh food

The Redondo Beach Farmers Market at Veterans Park. Fresh and dried fruits, jams and preserves, honey, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers, herbs, nuts, fresh fish, packaged foods and more. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. For information call (310) 372-1171. 

Salute to El Segundo

Join the Chamber and Mattel at one of the year’s most anticipated events, recognizing El Segundo leaders: Mayor Drew Boyles and El Segundo’s former mayors. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mattel, 333 Continental Blvd., (corner of Continental & Grand). Free parking in the structure adjoining the building. For more information call (310) 322-1220. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Pre-sale tickets available while supplies last at chambersalutetoelsegundo.eventbrite.com or by contracting the El Segundo Chamber at (310) 322-1220 or email info@elsegundochamber.org. 

Lifeguard appreciation night

Lifeguard appreciation night presented by Hippy Tree. A documentary film showing “Part of Water” will start at 7 p.m. Free tacos for Lifeguards from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Beer provided by King Harbor Brew Company (21 and over only). Raffle, giveaways, and live music. Fun starts at 6 p.m. The Deck, 1272 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 

Friday, November 15

El Camino in depth

El Camino College’s State of the College event will welcome a variety of community, business, education, and government partners to learn how ECC provides education, plus training to meet the needs of evolving industries and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. Panel discussion with design and digital media industry experts. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. El Camino College, east dining room (second floor of bookstore), 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. RSVP to marcomm@elcamino.edu.  

Book sale Hermosa

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library used book sale features back to school books, magazines, maps, paperbacks, hardbacks, CDs, DVDs and more, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Use the 11th Place gate during open hours. For questions email Folhb16@gmail.com or C.Gazin@verizon.net or leave a message at the Hermosa Beach Library (310) 379-8475.

Garden of delights

The South Coast Botanic Garden’s newest program features music, food, craft beer and lawn games, plus admission to the Garden after hours. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring blankets, chairs and weather-appropriate clothing for taking an evening hike around the Garden. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live music with Rusted Roses from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be for sale throughout the event. No outside alcohol is permitted. General price $16 – $9. For tickets and information visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/social-irrigation-3/. For questions call (310) 544-1948.

Police fundraiser

Join The Redondo Beach Police Foundation for the annual fundraiser Wine, Dine and Shop. Special live performance from Battle of the Bands winner “Live Wire.” Tickets are $150 per person. 6 – 10 p.m. R10 Social House, 179 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For tickets and information see redondobeachpolicefoundation.org/news-events.

Saturday, November 16

Cozy Mystery authors

Creating Conversations and Redondo Beach Library are co-hosting another “back by popular demand” Cozy Mystery author event.  Meet cozy mystery authors, enter an opportunity drawing and play games. Authors will sign their books. 12 – 4 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675 or visit redondo.org/library.

Mini-train rides

Southern California Live Steamers Mini Trains are running 12 – 3 p.m. at Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Free but donations accepted and greatly appreciated. For more information visit facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam.

Sunday, November 17

Skateboard championships

The Redondo Beach Police Department King of the Harbor Skateboard championships feature skaters of all levels, plus pros Tony Alva, Cindy Whitehead and Mason Silva. Registered participants get a free t-shirt, snacks, water, lunch and raffle ticket. 10 a.m., Redondo Beach Pier, Octagon, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Register at redondo.org/skateboard. 

Big talent show

The eighth annual talent show featuring local people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, with proceeds going to the House of Hope, takes place 2 to 5 p.m. at the James R. Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are $100/$25. For tickets and information visit houseofhopesp.org. 

Monday, November 18

New OB/GYN office

The public is invited to the opening of the new Complete Women Care OB/GYN office in Manhattan Beach. Meet the staff, have a tour of the facility, small bites, music, welcome gifts and a raffle. Open house at 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony with Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. and party 5 – 6 p.m. Complete Women Care, 1000 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 230, Manhattan Beach. 

Children, drugs, alcohol

Wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Striving to create balance in your household and manage family and student stress? Seeking guidance about rule setting and boundaries around social media and technology? Families Connected Parent Chat, held every Monday in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, is a free support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Open to all parents. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. Ste. 102, Redondo Beach. No registration necessary. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information.

Tuesday, November 19

Crafty kids

Craft activities, some supporting STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), for ages 4 and up, will be taught 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. For updated information see redondo.org/library.

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