South Bay Community Calendar 11-7-19
Thursday, November 7
Daily through Saturday, November 30
Great Pumpkin hunt
at Botanic Garden
Search for pumpkins while enjoying the South Coast Botanic Garden’s 87 acres. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended – all ages welcome. Free with membership or general admission. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgaden.org.
Join Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected for a workshop titled “How to Be a Good Friend: Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Peer Relationships” with Katie Hurley, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Redondo Beach High School, 1000 Del Amo Street Redondo Beach. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information. Free. Register at southbayfamiliesconnected.org.
Friday, November 8
Fall family celebration
at the Redondo Library
Harvest Festival for Children and Families, featuring games and activities, 3 – 5 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, 3 – 5 p.m. For more information on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs. For updated information visit our website at redondo.org/library.
The City of Torrance and Torrance Social Services Commission offer a free Veterans Appreciation Lunch & Resource Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. RSVP to (310) 618-5880 or email SocialServicesCommission@TorranceCA.Gov. Veterans and one guest each. Space is limited.
Saturday, November 9
The “Sewing Rebellion,” a national campaign to “stop shopping and start sewing,” encourages the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles to create unique items. Adults and teens are invited to bring a sewing machine and sewing supplies for a program 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the North Branch Library Meeting Room, 200 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. If you have questions and need information contact the adult information desk at (310) 318-0675 option 5.
Free yoga on Redondo pier
Cancer Support Community, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital of Long Beach and the Redondo Pier Association present free Yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier. 10 – 11 a.m. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach.
Hunt Cancer center tour
The community is invited to the Hunt Cancer Center Community Open House. Tour the the new cancer treatment center, which will consolidate services, including offices for Torrance Memorial Physician Network – Cancer Care, nurse navigators, genetic counseling, infusion center, and clinical research trials in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Torrance Memorial, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance.
Sunday, November 10
Our local mountains are home to a plentiful and varied assortment of Dudleya succulents. For the past four years, John Martinez and Nils Schirrmacher have photographed these succulents in habitat, and their photos will be featured, along with lessons from the field, at the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s monthly meeting 1 p.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information visit southcoastcss.org.
Gardening tips at Botanic Garden
Guest speaker Kris Lauritson offers gardening tips for fall and winter at a Fuchsia Society meeting featuring a door prize, plant raffle and refreshments. The society’s meetings are open to the public.Adults $9, students and seniors $6, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, classroom B, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Pints for Prostrate
November is prostate cancer awareness month and kicks off with Torrance Memorial’s “Pints for Prostate.” The event draws on the “universal language of beer” to encourage men to get regular tests and exams. In conjunction with MOvember Foundation, try the first beers from Buzzrock & George Lopez Brewing Co. and hear from physicians Laurence Flechner and Keith Chumley of the importance of early detection and men’s health. 6:30 – 9 p.m. The Brews Hall, 21770 Del Amo Circle East, Torrance. A $20 donation to the Movember Foundation can be given at the door with cash or check made to Movember Foundation. RSVP required to (310) 517-4703 or Judith.Gassner@tmmc.com.
Monday, November 11
Beach Cities honor Veterans
Redondo Veterans Day
Redondo beach will observe Veterans Day on Monday at the Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park, beginning at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker is Col. Ann Igl, USAF, Commander 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base. Local elected officials and military dignitaries will participate. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks Lodge, #1378 in the Elks parking lot south of their building adjacent to Veterans Park. The BBQ is free for veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters. $5 donation from others. For more information visit RBVeteransMemorial.com.
Hermosa Veterans Day
Hemosa’s Veterans Day commemoration and candlelight ceremony features the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Brass Quintet and keynote speaker Richard G. “Nick” Nickelson, US Navy Seal UDT & Space Capsule Recovery Team member, 4:30 p.m.The ceremony takes place at the Hermosa Beach Veterans Memorial, on the Community Center East Lawn at Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. For questions call the Hermosa Beach Community Resources Department at (310) 318-0280.
Manhattan Beach hosts its 22nd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. ‘til noon at the Veterans Monument, on the Greenbelt, with a Presentation of Colors by the Manhattan Police Color Guard, followed by an address by Mayor Nancy Hersman.. Manhattan Veteran’s Day
Veterans religious services
This Saturday, Congregation Tikvat Jacob will conduct a Veterans Day Shabbit from 9:30 to noon.
On Sunday, American Martyrs will celebrate a Veteran’s Day Mass on Sunday, starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 12
Senior Self care fair
Learn about living a healthier lifestyle, and the ins and outs of self-care from South Bay experts. Doors open at 5 p.m. for light refreshments and the program begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by members of the South Bay Dementia Education Consortium; free and open to the public. RSVP at (310) 374-3426, ext. 256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675.
Salute to the military
The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents a Salute to the Military, 11:30 a.m., with exhibitor tables, a program and lunch, at Northrop Grumman, 2114 Marine Ave., Redondo Beach. $60 per person. For tickets contact the El Segundo Chamber at (310) 322-1220 or visit elsegundochamber.com.
by Judy Rae