Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 11-21-19

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This weekend’s downtown Hermosa Beach sidewalk sale features Santa at Gum Tree on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Santa returns to Gum Tree on Sun. Dec. 1. Proceeds from photos with Santa benefit the Hermosa Education Foundation. Photo by Kevin Cody

Thursday, November 21

Primordial Sound Meditation

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Sandra Ruckdaschel, a Certified Yoga and Chopra Center instructor, to present the practical aspects of meditation – how to sit, when to meditate, the types of experiences to expect, and what they mean. The program will also include a group meditation using a Primordial Sound Meditation technique. 4 – 5:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

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Cancer fundraiser

Halo of Hope Cancer Foundation Kick-off & Fundraiser Extravaganza features Bunco, holiday shopping, cancer awareness, appetizers, and cocktails. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 516 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions and information call (424) 247-1144 or email info@haloofhope.org.

Friday, November 22

Through Sunday, November 24

Hermosa Beach Sidewalk Sale

Discounts and specials at local shops and restaurants in the Downtown Hermosa Beach area. Pier and Hermosa Avenue. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Live music. For more info visit hbchamber.net. 

Healthcare help

Have you ever thought about who will take care of you when you cannot? An Advance Health Care Directive allows you control over your health care decisions if you cannot speak for yourself. An Advance Health Care Directive allows you to choose a medical decision maker, make your own health choices, and have peace of mind. Attorney Laura L. Thatcher will guide participants through the process and completion of their own Advance Health Care Directive. 8 – 9:30 a.m. Hermosa Beach Five-O, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Reserve your seat by calling (310) 318-0280. 

Saturday, November 23

Java jam

The first annual Holiday Java Man Jam, designed to help re-establish Hermosa Beach as a destination for all kinds of live music, build community and revitalize downtown, takes place 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Java Man, 157 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Donations will be used to pay the many musicians participating, with any donations beyond the $2,500 goal going to pay musicians for future music experiences in public spaces in Hermosa Beach. For more info, donate funds, and RSVP visit facebook.com/donate/459102781393003/459774557992492/

How to ride a bike

Are you looking to learn how to ride a bike but would like to do so in a private “one-on-one” class? We provide customized instruction on beginning bike skills and how to ride a bike. Open to adults or kids 5 and up. Bike and helmets can be provided if requested. 8 – 10 a.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. 

Gatsby gala

The third annual Gatsby Gala presented by the Napa Center Kids Foundation will support the needs of children with disabilities. For more information including sponsorship opportunities email info@napakids.org or visit napacenterkidsfoundation.org. This Gatsby-themed night will include prohibition-style drinks, gaming tables (poker, roulette, blackjack and craps), dancing, a silent auction, and a raffle with some amazing prizes. 7 – 11 p.m. The Catalina Room, 128 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. Tickets $85 – $115. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite/3rd Annual Gatsby Gala. 

Tuesday, November 26

SB Republicans 

Monthly South Bay Republicans meeting. 6 – 7 p.m. networking/social hour then meeting starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. El Segundo Library, downstairs meeting room, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For information visit facebook.com/southbayrepublicanassy.

Farmers market

Farm-fresh organic and seasonal produce, vegan, gluten-free and plant-based options, locally produced packaged foods, farm-to-table prepared foods to-go, international hot foods prepared on-site, live music, children’s entertainment and train rides 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel. 13th Street & Morningside Drive. Metered parking is available in the underground Metlox parking lot or in Lot 3 at Morningside and 12th Street. Contact the Farmers Market by email info@mbfarmersmarket.com. For more info visit downtownmanhattanbeach.com/manhattan-beach-farmers-market. 

Wednesday, November 27

Movie day

The National Geographic movie “Free Solo,” which documents Alex Honnold’s attempts to become the first person to free solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. 12 p.m. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0280 or visit Hermosabch.org.

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