South Bay Community Calendar 2-13-2020

Thursday, February 13

Elder care classes

A free multi-part series in partnership with H.E.L.P. focusing on elder care. Classes are free and open to everyone. This week’s topic: Wills, Trusts & Probate. All classes are on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2nd floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the library. Open to the public. RSVP by calling (310) 533-1996. For more information on Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P.) call (310) 533-1996 or visit

Friday, February 14

Peninsula village

Meet other members and volunteers, learn about the activities and services, and ask any questions you have about this vital senior community on the Peninsula. Hesse Park, Fireside Room, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. For information call (310) 265-0644, email, or visit

Mix and mingle

No date? The Belamar Hotel hosts a Mix and Mingle party. 6 – 10 pm. Drinks, bites and games. $35 ticket that includes admission, one cocktail and light bites. Sign up at The Belamar Hotel, 3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Saturday, February 15

Live longer, the Aventist way

Exercise for Life lecture focuses on how any amount of exercise helps your cardiovascular system. It doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated or expensive. Learn how to take full advantage of a whole food, plant-based diet, rich in fruits and vegetables that is powerful medicine in preventing, treating and even reversing many of the lifestyle diseases we face today. 3 p.m. South Bay Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Free healthy refreshments will be served after the lecture. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Register at or call (310) 214-3123.

An explosive anniversary

Press conference and a Community Call to Action on the 5th Anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion. Speakers, short TRAA-produced videos, and an announcement of a major new campaign to require the Torrance Refining Company and Valero in Wilmington, the only two refineries in California that use HF to transition to one of the modern, vastly safer processes. 9 – 10 a.m. Doubletree Hotel, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. For more information visit and TRAA.Blog. 

Your Map for Success

Learn how vision boarding is a powerful tool for clarifying your ideas, wants, and plans for life.   Daniel Olexa, a certified clinical hypnotherapist will talk about how vision boards can create a new positive mindset for success and help you overcome limiting beliefs.  He will show you how to create an e-vision board electronically. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. 2nd floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the library. For information on programs and services at the Redondo Beach Public Library call (310) 318-0675, option 5,  or visit 

F/A-18 Hornet targets Torrance airfield

Lt. Col Mark D. Bortnem will describe the special capabilities of the F/A-18 Hornet in its role of supporting Marine ground forces in combat. This versatile aircraft with its wide variety of weapons, communications, target identification, combined with air-to-ground prowess and air-to-air combat superiority, is the perfect weapon system to provide advanced attack in support of ground forces while defending those forces against enemy air attack. 11 a.m. Free to museum members or $10 for non-members. Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance. For questions call (310) 326-9544 or visit

Senior art in Manhattan

Create, reflect, and have fun. Facilitated by an art therapist, using a variety of art materials.All materials will be provided. Sign up for each class individually or for all six weeks. 2 – 4 p.m. Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, East Classroom, 2nd Floor of the Assembly Hall Building (follow the signs). Sign up by calling Isabella Williams at (424) 291-2148, email

Rain barrel gardening

Receive a free, eco-friendly, recycled rain barrel from West Basin at the distribution event for District residents. Be water efficient and help reduce the amount of water that flows into storm drains. Advance registration required. Quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 8 – 11 a.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions about the rain barrel program call (310) 371-4633.

Monday, February 17


The all new Spectra group welcomes LGBTQ+/Queer adults in their 20s-30s, but anyone is encouraged to join. An organic social group to help us understand the needs and wants of our South Bay LGBTQ+/Queer community. Hang out in this very chill but purposeful atmosphere. 7 – 9 p.m. South Bay LGTQ Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For questions call (310) 328-6550 or visit 

Tuesday, February 18

Blankets for babies

Blankets of Love South Bay. “Made with love, donated with hope.” The mission is to cover babies with warmth, love and blessing from today and forward. To volunteer, crochet or knit with your own yarn, a simple newborn baby blanket about 36” X 36” (standard new-born size). No pattern or ‘fancy’ stitches required. This is great for beginners. Experienced knitters, keep it simple and just have fun. Any color is acceptable and almost any type of baby yarn is fine – just so it is soft and washable. Every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. For more info call (310) 802-5430.

Children’s wellness

Learn how new vaccine mandates will affect your family. Watch the documentary “Vaxxed: The People’s Truth” and participate in Q&A. Free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 

Wednesday, February 19

Don’t miss a heart beat

Learn from the experts about how to take charge of your best heart health. From prevention to diagnosis, treatment and screening advances, you will hear all about the latest in technology and development for all matters of the heart. 7 – 9 p.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. For questions and information call (310) 517-4711. Free. No reservation required. 

Through Wednesday, April 15

Tax assistance

AARP foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance to all in the community with special attention to those 60+. IRS Trained and certified volunteers will prepare 2019 Federal and CA returns. Appointments not available. First come first served. Sign in between 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. What to bring: A copy of your last year’s tax return. Your picture ID, Social Security card, all tax forms you have received. For more information call (310) 802-5430. 

League of Women Voters Candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Palos Verdes/San Pedro public forum for candidates for the 44th Congressional District. Candidates. The candidates are Nanette Barragan (D-incumbent) Morris Griffin (D), Analilia (D) and Bill Earley (R) 6  – 7:30 p.m. San Pedro Regional Library, 931 So. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Questions call (310) 377-0735.



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