South Bay Community Calendar 2-27-2020

The 40th Annual American Martyrs 5k run/walk will be followed by 1st Annual Wellness Expo on Saturday. The race begins at 8 a.m. American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. $50 per person. For information and to sign up now visit For questions call (310) 545-8559.

The 40th Annual American Martyrs 5k run/walk will be followed by 1st Annual Wellness Expo on Saturday. The race begins at 8 a.m. American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. $50 per person. For information and to sign up now visit For questions call (310) 545-8559.

Thursday, February 27

Life planning

A multi-part series, in partnership with H.E.L.P., focusing on elder care is offered at the Redondo Beach Main Library. Classes are free and open to everyone. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  RSVP to (310) 533-1996. 2nd floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the library. For more information on programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5,  or visit  

For more information on Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P.) call (310) 533-1996 or visit

Knitting basics

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) welcomes knitting instructor Freddy Mendoza. Offered the second and third Thursday of each month, Mendoza will guide participants through knitting basics. The class will start with the construction of a scarf and progress to a hat and eventually a shawl. Participants are asked to bring 32″ Size US 15 wooden bamboo circular needles. Yarn will be provided. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit

Parenting 101

Next up in our parenting series, Leah Niehaus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and their families will discuss Parenting Adolescents: How to Connect While Setting Boundaries. 7 p.m. Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Contact Laura Lind with questions at laurallind@msn.

Understanding Social Security

Learn more about surprisingly complex situations including how being married, divorced or widowed impacts your benefits, how to give your Social Security check a government guaranteed boost, and how benefits for one spouse are affected based on when and how the other spouse files. Limited space, rsvp required. 6 – 8 p.m. Tin Roof Bistro, 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 

White sharks at Manhattan Aquarium

Join Chris Lowe, PhD, from the California State University Long Beach’s Shark Lab  will present: Are you ready for shark season? White sharks off southern California beaches are the new normal. 7 – 8 p.m. Roundhouse Aquarium, at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. $5 donation requested. Space is limited. Register in advance at For questions call (310) 379-8114 or email

Saturday, February 29

Beach Cities Symphony gals

The Beach Cities Symphony Association hosts its Gala Summer in February. Dance, dine, drink, silent auction, and raffles. 5 – 9 p.m. Alta Vista Community Center, 715 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach. $70 per person, on Eventbrite or purchase in the lobby night of the concert. Contact Erika if you have any questions at

Richstone Speakeasy Soiree

Richstone Family Center’s Annual “Affair of the Heart” Gala Speakeasy Soiree guests will mix and mingle amongst a remarkable collection of Porsches while enjoying an immersive experience, including live performances, dining, dancing and a live auction with unique, one-of-a-kind items. 6:30 p.m. Porsche South Bay, 14610 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Purchase tickets at For questions contact or call (310) 970-1921 ext 137.

American Martyrs 5K run/walk

The 40th Annual American Martyrs 5k run/walk and 1st Annual Wellness Expo offers a fun, family environment, including a stroller competition and costume contest. The fast and challenging 3.1 mile run/walk offers certified timing and large digital clock at the finish and allows all an opportunity to experience the American Martyrs community. 8 a.m. American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. $50 per person. For information and to sign up now visit For questions call (310) 545-8559. 

Sunday, March 1


A multimedia concert to inspire World Peace and Peace within. The healing concert is an invitation to access deep relaxation, a natural healing and rejuvenation. The feature-length presentation uses loops, delays, keyboards, vocals and custom-made laser lights to invite healing. Audience is welcome to lie down; bring a cushion. 7 – 9 p.m. Tickets $35 adv./$45 door. Massage, chiropractic, Reiki, and Henna plus Amma shop, delicious vegetarian food, and beverages from 1 – 7 p.m. MA Center LA, 128 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. For info email 

Garden music

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic, in partnership with South Coast Botanic Garden, hosts Music in the Garden. With local schools performing, Music Mobile, face painting and a taco booth. 12 – 5 p.m. $25 for a family (up to 5). $15 per individual adult and $5 for children under 18 years old. Visit to print a ticket flyer, or mail your check to: PCLAP, P.O. Box 2122, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. South Coast Botanical Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions call (310) 375-2890 or 

Monday, March 2

Family connect

Families Connected Parent Chat, every Monday in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected. TLed by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. This free support group is open to all parents. No registration necessary. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Visit for more information.

Open mic at Klatch

A night of fun with performances of artists, musicians, poets, and singers. Every other Monday from 5 – 7 p.m. Klatch Coffee, 306 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Sign ups are 4 – 4:45 p.m. Klatch Coffee, 306 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free. Register on Eventbrite/Open Mic at Klatch Coffee Redondo Beach. 

Tuesday, March 3

Neighborhood Church Children’s Choir

The Neighborhood Church Children’s Choir meets every Tuesday with singing, music games, and, for the older ones, work on hand chimes. Everyone is welcome. Just show up and see how your children like(s) it. Ages 4 to Grade 5 come from 4:15 – 5 p.m. Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Any questions: email

or call the church at (310) 378-9353.

Wednesday, March 4

Dining with Water

Water 101 provides an introduction to the importance of water and explores current and future water issues. Dinner provided. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo. To sign up call Melissa Buendia at (310) 660-6211 or

Cancer Support symposium 

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) host Sariah Liu, MD, from City of Hope. Liu will provide a free workshop covering key findings from the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) held in December. Learn state-of-the-art information on prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer. Advance registration required. 6 – 7:30 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit

Nature Club for Families

Bring your kids to the White Point Nature Preserve to meet the California Gnatcatcher, a bird that is endangered everywhere else, but is recovering in habitat restored by the Conservancy.  Families will enjoy a bird walk to spot a red tailed hawk, a peregrine falcon, or even a burrowing owl and learn how the Preserve provides them with wilderness in the big city. Make a fabulous feather painting, and build a nes. Free. Appropriate for parents and children. Kid-sized binoculars. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 10:30 a.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. More info at or contact

Be mindful with BCHD

Take 30 minutes out of your day to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques at Beach Cities Health District. These free mindfulness sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., second floor, Center for Health and Fitness (silver room), Redondo Beach. The sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Questions? Call Tiana Rideout at (310) 374-3426, ext. 139.



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