Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 12-20-18

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A Manhattan Beach home gets lit up for the holidays. Photo by Jeff Poe (JeffPoePhoto.com)

Beach holidays

Thursday, December 20

Holiday storytime

Enjoy a few fabulously renditions of some favorite holiday stories performed by Bill Barke. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. North Branch Conference Room, Redondo Beach North Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Free. No registration required.

Friday, December 21

Movie night

Celebrate the start of winter break and special holiday movie screening of “Home Alone” featuring Macaulay Culkin, rated PG, 1 hour and 43 minutes. 6 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Light refreshments provided. Tickets 18 and under $5, 18-plus $10. Must pre-register in person at the community Center or online at Hermosabch.org. Questions call the community resources at (310) 318-0280.


The Challah baking club at Temple Menorah celebrates 70 years. Join us for warmth, community, education, spirituality, mitzvot, fun, and festive celebrations. Free. All are welcome. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Templemenorah.org.

Saturday, December 22

Beach Cities

Toy Wrapping Party

The Beach Cities Toy Drive gift wrapping runs from 10 a.m. ‘til the toys are wrapped at the Manhattan Beach Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. If possible, bring scissors, tape and wrapping paper. For more information email BeachCitiesToyDrive@gmail.com.

Yuletide 5k

Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea under the full moon! Celebrate the holidays at the most unusual running event in LA. The entire course will be lit by glow sticks to guide you. Bring the whole family, then stay and play at the many fine bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach.  Kids can do the 5K or compete in the LIttle Elves Dash after the 5K. Adults have a chance to watch the youngsters race up and down at age appropriate distances. Registration is $40 for the 5K and $30 for the kids races. Race starts at 5:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach. Sign up at racewire.com/register.php?id=9942.


Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers. Dance West Dance Studio/Metropolitan Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker. 7 – 10 p.m. James R. Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Additional showtime Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19.50/$17.50.  Call the Theatre Box Office at (310) 781-7171. For more information contact michaeljohnmelton@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 23

Car ride

Take a Sunday car ride in a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, a 1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon, or a 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum offers guest a ride in a vintage car. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ADM, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo. For information visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org or call (310) 909-0950.

Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!


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