South Bay Community Calendar 2-20-2020

An exhibit about the Hermosa Beach Bijou Movie Theater will be hosted by the Hermosa Historical Society on Thur., March 5, followed on Friday March 6 by a screening of the documentary “The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace.”. The exhibit opens at the Historical Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free. The documentary on Friday will screen at 7 p.m. in the Hermosa Community Theater. Tickets are $10. For more information visit

Thursday, February 20

Elder care class

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: Elder Care and Residential Choices. Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2nd floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. 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

33rd Congressional District forum

The race’s six candidates will present their views and answer questions. Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Palos Verdes. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Questions call (310) 377-0735.

Friday, February 21

Tai Chi

Sun Tai Chi is recognized by the Council on Aging as a healing form of exercise. It is easy to learn and will be taught in a step by step process. Classes will include ithe history and philosophy of Tai Chi. 9 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. For information call (310) 802-5430.

Saturday, February 22

Hermosa to San Diego excursion

Visit a bridge in Bunker Hill built in 1912, stop by a beautiful garden with exquisitely trimmed hedges in the shapes of perfectly groomed animals. Visit the historic Burlingame Neighborhood, Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town and Heritage Park. Buffet lunch at the Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina in Old Town. $110/$100 Hermosa Beach Resident discount. A charter bus will transport participants from the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue. All day parking is available in the lot behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Participants with physical limitations must sign up with a friend or family member. Sign up by calling Hermosa Five-0 at (310) 318-0280.

Temple Emet Coffee House  

Sing along with Rabbi Cantor Didi. Popular favorites, standards, and ballads. Secialized coffee and other hot drinks, delicious desserts. 7:30 p.m. $36 per person. Temple Emet, 2051 W. 236th St. Torrance. For questions call (310) 316-3322 or email

Sunday, February 23

4th Sunday Flea

Over 200 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air flea market. Antique Appraisal Booth $3 per item. Live Music and DJ Ozzie in the Park. Antique & Specialty Shops Open. Torrance High Band Booster’s Bake Sale. Lots of great restaurants, bakery, sports bars and tea room. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Downtown Old Torrance, Satori and El Prado. Free admission & Pet Friendly. For information call (310) 328-6107.

Monday, February 24

Free BCHD fitness programs

Held in partnership with local gyms and studios in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Beach Cities Health District’s Spring Free Fitness Series will offer a week of free exercise classes for all ages. Classes range from yoga and Pilates, to small group training, dance and more. For a schedule of gyms offering free fitness visit For questions call (310) 374-3426.

Improv for caregivers in Manhattan

Class offers a chance to reduce stress, re-energize your mind and have some fun. Practice comedy improvisation techniques that have been thoughtfully curated and carefully tailored just for you. Learn strengthen communication, exercise empathy, and improve mental agility. Free. every Monday through Monday, March 30. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. RSVP by calling (310) 937-1785 and leave a message for Rebekah Chang, Facilitator. 

Stage budget review with John Chaing 

Join the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities for a discussion with John Chiang. Follow the Money, California’s Budget:  Education vs. Everything Else. Q&A session following the presentation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., 7 – 8:30 p.m. Mira Costa HIgh School, small theater, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free to the public. For more information contact LWV at (310) 613-7432 or email

Get real about vaping

A presentation from the Youth Advisory Council on vaping, followed by a Q&A session featuring Clear Recovery Center. All parents and students (5th grade and up) are welcome. Free. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Adams Middle School Library, 2600 Ripely Ave., Redondo Beach. Register at

Tuesday, February 25

Taize service

Taizé healing includes candlelight, periods of silence, chants and intercessory prayer with a Prayer team leader. Taizé is a calming and beautiful form of sung  contemplative prayer developed in an ecumenical monastery in France. Monthly throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday. Donations welcome. 7 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church, in the Chapel, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, call (310) 375-4617.

Another round with vaping

A presentation from the Youth Advisory Council on the issues youths face around vaping, followed by a Q&A featuring Clear Recovery Center. All parents and students (5th grade and up) are welcome. Free. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Unified School District Office, 325 S Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Register at

LGBTQ game night

Games, puzzles, conversation and refreshments every Tuesday night at the South Bay LGBTQ Center. Conversation over coffee, tea, soda, or water. Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away). 4 – 10 p.m. The Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For information call (310) 328-6550 or visit 

Tax time

Through Wednesday, April 15

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. Sign in between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. First come first served. 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.



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