South Bay Community Calendar 2-14-18
Thursday, February 14
The South Bay Writers Workshop, now in its 22nd year, meets every Thursday from 12 – 2 p.m. The Redondo Beach Senior Center, Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. The group is composed of published and working-towards-publication writers. For more info visit southbaywritersworkshop.com.
STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. After school program for 4 years and up. Free. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/RedondoBeachLibrary/.
Bay Cities Coin club meets. 6 p.m. El Segundo Library 111 West Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (310) 714-1991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Zippi cat adoptions
The Peter Zippi Memorial Fund offers adoptions every Thursday for rescued cats and kittens. 5 – 6:30 p.m. All of the cats are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. Adoption fees apply if you’d like to take one or more home. Visit peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264. VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 1560 PCH, Hermosa Beach.
Friday, February 15
El Segundo Museum of Art Drawing Club every Friday from 10 – 11 a.m. Attendees start with warm-up drawing exercises and then take inspiration from the featured artworks. No artistic experience is required, supplies provided. ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. For adults.
Saturday, February 16
Lieu hosts service Academy day
Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosts the Fourth Annual Bi-Partisan, Multi-District Service Academy Day at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. Representatives from the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy will deliver brief presentations and answer student and parent questions. 1 – 4 p.m. Los Angeles Air Force Base, 400 N. Douglas St., El Segundo. For info visit lieu.house.gov/services/military-academy.-nominations.
The South Bay Quilters Guild presents their South Bay Quilters Guild 2019 Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday. Featured quilter Sue Glass will be in the house in addition to over 150 beautiful quilts, alongside quilting supplies by your favorite vendors. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. $10. Children under 10 free. (310) 413-4316. southbayquiltersguild.org.
Public ride day at Southern California Live Steamers mini train rides. 12 – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Donations appreciated. southerncalifornialivesteamers.org.
Snow queen ballet in Redondo
The Snow Queen is the story of two friends who find themselves separated by the icy Snow Queen. While one is held captive, the other goes on a fantastical search for her friend. Beware, a marauding band of pirates are on the hunt for treasure. Showtimes 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tickets $30 – $20. Purchase tickets at redondoballet.com. For questions call (310) 292-4572.
Miller Children’s Fashion Show
The annual Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary Designer Fashion Show, luncheon and silent auction raises funds for Small Baby Program in the Neonatal Care Unit at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. $100.Contact Margie Penny (562) 431-9650 or email email@example.com. Silent Auction – 10 a.m., Luncheon, fashion Show – noon. Hyatt Regency, 200 South Pine Ave., Long Beach.
Classical Crossroads’ presents guitarist Aaron Haas and Soprano Anastasia Malliaras, Guitarist Jaxon Williams & Soprano Laurel Irene. 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Call Jim at (310) 316-5574.
Improve your French language through conversational practice under the guidance of Kati-Maria Roussel, a French speaking facilitator. Participants should know some French. Free. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room. 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.
Sunday, February 17
Donating blood or platelets makes a lifesaving impact. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Redondo Beach Police Department, 401 Diamond St., Redondo Beach. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by visiting redcrossblood.org or call 1 (800) 733-2767.
Classic car rides
Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum takes guests for rides in three of their magnificent automobiles. This may be the only automotive museum in the world that offers such an opportunity. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A donation of $10 per adult, $8 seniors, and $5 per child is suggested. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. (310) 909-0950 or visit TheADM.org. Children 10 and under must meet height requirement of 56-inches. To schedule a group of 10 or more people with rides and a tour call (310) 909-0950.
Monday, February 18
Learn about mindfulness meditation and its benefits for the body, mind and the aging process. Beginners and experienced welcome. Free. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Manhattan Beach Medical Office, 400 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Call (310) 374-3426, x262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration is required. Repeats every week every Monday until Monday, March 18, 2019. bchd.org.
Tuesday, February 19
The LAX Area Democratic Club monthly meeting helps you stay current with what is happening in local politics. Guest speakers and refreshments. Free. 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 497-3013.
Thursday, February 21
Mandarin storytime with Ni Hao. Free. 1 – 1:30 p.m. North Branch Library meeting room, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. (310) 318-0677. redondo.org/library.
Friday, February 22
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Follow the Fleet. Astaire plays a Navy sailor trying to recapture a romantic spark while on leave in San Francisco. Memorable songs, impressive dances, boatloads of fun! Showtimes are: Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. $10 regular admission. $8 seniors (62+). Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 322-2592 or visit oldtownmusichall.org.
Saturday, February 23
How to workshops
The Redondo North Branch Library hosts free community workshops throughout the day. Learn to dance, meditate, do simple yoga poses, use essential oils, tapping techniques, play an instrument, how to grow a garden, how to overcome stress and more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Free. (310) 318-0675 option 5.
by Judy Rae