Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 2-7-19

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Love at the Beach Dennis McNeil and Ed Martel celebrate their 60th Live at the Lounge show will be a tribute to Valentine’s Day lovers on Sunday, February 10. Doors open at 6. Show at 7:30. 1014 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Reservations at ComedyAndMagicclub.com

Thursday, February 7

So long

artist Gary Sweeney reads from his new book, Manhattan Beach Memoir: Artist Gary Sweeney Says Goodbye To His Childhood Home. Free. 7 p.m. {pages} bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. (404) 210-3048. RSVP at Pagesabookstore.com.

Howdy neighbor

The Palos Verdes Peninsula New Neighbors Club is a social and charitable women’s organization open to all new and current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Next general meeting 10 a.m. Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

For more information visit newneighborspv.wixsite.com/website.

Learn to own

Tired of renting? Ready to take control of your environment and financial future? Want to buy and don’t know where to start? Free informative workshop. Learn the keys to a successful purchase. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Great Room Cafe, 2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Register at Eventbrite/8 Steps Home – Learn to Own. Space is limited. For more info call (310) 503-3877.

Friday, February 8

Tax time

An informative seminar, workshop, and networking lunch regarding what we all “love” doing, taxes. For questions call (310) 545-5313. Free to chambers members or $20 non-members. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Register at Manhattanbeachchamber.com.

What is Cancer?

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Dr. Roland Tay, ND,  Medical Director at Natural Health Partners in Harbor City. Tay will explain how cancer gets implanted and survives in the body and what can be done to prevent it. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch by The Spot restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m.  Advance registration required. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org. 7 – 9 p.m. Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For questions call Dinah Lary at (310) 379-2477 x2852.

It’s a battle

The Redondo Beach Police Department and Beachlife Festival presents the Youth Battle of the Bands. Selected bands will perform in front of hundreds of people, appearing on a professional stage complete with full lighting and sound system.  Each group will have 15 minutes of stage time, including setup and teardown. Each band must perform three songs. The winning band will be the opening act during the BeachLife Festival. Meet legendary musician Bobby Cochran in the lobby at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more info visit redondo.org/battleofthebands.

Saturday, February 9


Free yoga on the Boardwalk at the Redondo Beach Pier. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. 10 – 11 a.m. 100-500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.

Floral valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a festive floral arrangement class. Learn tips for keeping your flowers beautiful for longer. You’ll create your own floral arrangement in class to take home. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Marina Avenue Park Rocketship Hall, 1625 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. Ages 15 and up. For more information call (310) 802-5448.


Struggling to find a job? Need to update your resume and improve your interviewing skills? Register for this free three part career workshop series. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Family Life Center, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach. 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. To register call (310) 486-5084 or email Info@GalsStartingOver.org. Check out galsstartingover.org.

Bros, beer & bracelets

Nature Art Series – Bros, beer & bracelets. Don’t be afraid of Valentine’s Day! Join in the bracelet making class to craft that special gift. $5 pints, first pint free. $20 per person. 12 – 3 p.m. King Harbor Brewing Company, 2907 182nd St., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 318-7458 to register.

Take a walk

Guided Nature Walk at Filiorum Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Walk Jack’s Hat Trail on this 191-acre property preserved in 2009 linking the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves. This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful ocean views and native habitat. Strenuous. Park on the street on Ocean Terrace Drive near Pacifica Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. Filiorum Reserve, 916 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estate. For more information contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at pvplc.org.

I think I’m a poet

Poetry workshop. Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. redondo.org/library.

April’s fools

“Brokenhearted Fools!!!” Featuring April’s Fools directed by Ray Jackson and Valerie Gorsuch. The actors and audience work together to create characters, scenes and hilarity before your very eyes. Keyboardist is Bob Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. $10. 2nd Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. To purchase tickets visit aprilsfoolsimprov.com/shows/.

Sunday, February 10

Pain free

Learn the secrets to looking and feeling 15 years younger. Special appearance by Dr. Fitness USA. Presented by Batista Gremaud. 12 – 1 p.m. Free. Wayfarers Chapel, 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes. RSVP by emailing StrongerThanMedicine@gmail.com or call (424) 245-6560.

Plant expedition

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society monthly meeting with presenter Guillermo Rivera. Guillermo will talk about his latest trip to Argentina and Chile.1 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information visit southcoastcss.org. For more information visit southcoastcss.org.

Monday, February 14

Federal fly away

Sling Pilot Academy is offering Federal Employees looking for a new career a free, Valentine’s Day pilot course and a free flight over the South Bay. Torrance Municipal Airport, 3401 Airport Dr., Torrance. To participate go to SlingPilotAcademy.com or call (424) 250-0648.


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