Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 2-28-19

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center “Advances in Cancer Care” event. The free event will feature a giant, inflatable colon on-site for guest to walk throught. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance. Photo by colorectal-cancer.ca/blog/?tag=giant-colon

Thursday, February 28

Nepali Cooking

Learn how to prepare some healthy Nepali foods. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.

Tech women

Women’s Voices in Tech Networking happy hour. If you’re are a women in tech, aspiring to become one, looking to expand your network or just want to relax in a pleasant environment after work. If you are open to a new career opportunity, there will be reps from Experian and Magnopus on site with plenty of exciting tech positions to choose from. Free. All are welcome. 6 – 9 p.m. Shade Hotel, 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Register at Eventbrite/Women’s Voices in Tech Networking Happy Hour.

Friday, March 1

City lights

Featuring Charlie Chaplin’s iconic “Tramp” character, City Lights is Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed and financially successful film. To this day, City Lights is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Presented with a score composed by Chaplin himself. 8:15 p.m. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. For questions call 9310) 322-2592. Film tickets are not available online. Tickets are on sale at the theater’s box office 30-minutes before each show time. Cash or check only. oldtownmusichall.org.

Designs for Dining

St. Francis Episcopal Church presents its “2019 Designs for Dining” fundraiser, benefiting the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund. Creative trends in entertaining and themed-table designs. Guest speakers, boutiques, opportunity drawings and silent auction. Tickets $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Refreshments and a light lunch are included in the admission price. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Francis Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. For information call (310) 375-4617 or visit stfrancispalosverdes.org and click on Designs for Dining link at bottom right side of home page.

Dementia care

Free Dementia Support Group: Memory, Coffee & Compassion Support Group. Led by Lauren, Care Manager, certified dementia practitioner, and facilitator/educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Peninsula Center Library conference room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 10 a.m. – noon. Second meeting March 15. Call (310) 383-1877 for free registration. Familyconnectcare.com.

Saturday, March 2

Still searching

The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach 13th annual Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure fundraiser. Catered dinner, cash bar, huge silent auction, live music, arts and crafts and Magic Castle Magician. 5 – 9 p.m. Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Tickets $35 each (kids 12 & under free). Get tickets available at WomansClubofHermosaBeach.org. For information contact Anna Taylor at (310) 529-5489 or anna.wchb@gmail.com.

Cherry blossoms

Join South Coast Botanic Garden for a “hanami” or Cherry Blossom viewing as you stroll or picnic in the Upper Meadow. Travel to Japan through sight, taste and sound with picnic bento (lunch) boxes for sale by Okamoto Kitchen and live performances throughout the afternoon, including Taiko, Ukulele, and Traditional Japanese Dancing. Live demonstrations and workshops while celebrating the bloom of the Cherry Blossoms. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos verdes. Free with membership or general admission. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

Metaphor and meaning

John Koller uses symbolism and mixed media to create artworks that are both innovative and timeless. John lives and works in Torrance and has exhibited his art throughout the Los Angeles area. Free collage workshop to unleash your imagination and develop your own “set,” “stage” and unique characters. 2 – 4 p.m. Malaga Cove Library Gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. For info visit pvld.org.

Affair of the heart

Save the date for the Richstone Family Center Annual Affair of the Heart Gala Shaken Not Stirred. An elegant evening with diamonds and fast cars, auctions and diversions, dinner and dancing and of course, Martinis. 6:30 p.m. Porsche South Bay, 14610 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Tickets $300. To purchase tickets visit richstonefamily.org/gala. For questions contact Allison at (310) 970-1921 x137 or atanaka@richstonefamily.org.

Family time

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Preserve. An easy and educational walk with our naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home. The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive, East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Giant colon

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will offer free take home colon cancer test kits during its “Advances in Cancer Care” event. The free event will feature a giant, inflatable colon on-site for guests to walk through, as well as an “Advances in Cancer Care” lecture, which will discuss the latest developments in prevention, genetic testing, screening guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. FIT test kit distribution. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance.

Sunday, March 3

Bollywood

The 19th annual Fashion Show Bazaar & Food Fair. Vistas for Children Bollywood. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For more information and to purchase tickets visit VistasforChildren.org or call (310) 400-4593. $150 per person.  

Garden affair

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic invites you to Music in the Garden showcasing young musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay. Festivities will also include Philharmonic’s Music Mobile, face painting, food for purchase and more. Bring your families for a fun day in the Garden. 12 – 4:30 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. Free with paid garden entrance. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

Steamers

All aboard the South California Live Steamers Mini-Trains. Rides on miniature 7.5″ gauge trains for the public, donations help keep the trains running. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Visit facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam/ for more information or call (310) 328-0236.

Monday, March 4

Birds

The South Bay Bird Society Meeting with Dr. Walter J. Rosskopf Jr. DVM, Diplomate ABVP will be speaking about “Avian Obstetrics.” Dr. Rosskopf will be presenting us information about obstetrics and how it impacts the life of ourpet birds. Topics will include egg-binding and discouraging egg-laying behavior. 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For more information visit sobirdsoc.com or contact Janet at (310) 376-5954 or email Kathy at winebird1@msn.com.

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