South Bay Community Calendar 3-12-2020

Thursday, March 12

Healthy brains

Learn 10 steps you can take for better brain health. Did you know that your brain is an organ, too? Research shows that simple lifestyle changes can help keep our memory strong as we age. Free. 1 – 2 p.m. Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. RSVP: (310) 253-6713. 

Friday, March 13

Healthier Sweet Treats

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts cancer survivor and integrated nutrition health coach Paula Marchica, RN. Participants will learn ways to let go of processed candy and baked goods and enjoy healthier sweet snacks made from wholesome foods like fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate that can pack a nutritional punch.Lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m.  Advance registration required. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit

Saturday, March 14

Hermosa Sidewalk Sale

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the St. Patrick’s Day Sidewalk Sale Downtown Hermosa Beach. Shoppers can stroll through the many shops and restaurants in the downtown area with many of these businesses offering specials during this time. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sidewalk Sale will take place right after the St. Patrick’s Day Community Parade. 1 – 6 p.m. For more information on the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce visit 

Whale watch

Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) staff to observe the migration of the Gray Whale along with dolphins, birds, seals and sea lions and other marine life. $30 ($25 for friends members). 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Spirit Cruises, 429 Shoreline Village dock 9, Long Beach. Passengers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. To register and more information call (310) 548-7562. 

Recycling facility tour

Tour the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility on the second Saturday of each month, starting at 9:30 a.m.Tours are free but you must RSVP. Call (310) 660-6200 to reserve your spot. 1935 South Hughes Way, at Allied Way, 1 block from Sepulveda, El Segundo. For more information visit Children must be at least 7 years old or in 3rd grade. Closed toe shoes must be worn. Hard hats will be provided.

Firefighter Spaghetti Dinner

The Torrance Firefighters Association  48th Annual Spaghetti Dinner benefits the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients. $7 for adults and $5 for children under age 8. Tickets at the door. For more information call (310) 781-7000. 4:30 – 8 p.m. Ken Miller Auditorium, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 

Namaste on the pier

Free Yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier presented by Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach & Redondo Pier Association. 10 – 11 a.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels are welcome. For future yoga events visit

Poverty simulation

Live a month in poverty in a few hours. An immersive experience where participants will role-play the lives of low income families. Space is limited to 100 people. $15 for adults/$5 students (non-refundable). 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Sign up at 

Friendship bowl

The 13th Annual Friendship Bowl benefits kids impacted by cancer. Walk With Sally “Friendships” raise funds needed to help kids dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s cancer journey. 12 – 4 p.m. Gable House Bowl, 22501 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. For more information and how to help call (310) 322-3900 and visit

Poetry Readings at Redondo Library

Lummox is published each year and aims to publish the best poetry in the small and underground press. Featuring R.D. Armstrong ( a.k.a. Raindog), with additional readings from 7 local poets. Copies of Lumox 8 will be for sale at the program. Free and open to the public. 2nd floor meeting room, at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For more information on programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit For more information about Lummox visit 


Be Terranea’s guest for a Saturday Daycation as part of Immersive Wellness — dedicated to nourishing the mind, body, and soul along the tranquil, Pacific coastline. A day of relaxation including a soothing spa treatment, invigorating movement class, engaging workshop, and more. $445 per person. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. Wellness starts at 8 a.m. Sign up at For questions and information contact

Live music & silent auction

Performances by Kira Lingman, Kevin Sousa Band and Too Rude at Terranea Resort’s Nelsons, in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA. Silent auction Tito’s Vodka, ONEHOPE Wine.. 4 – 8 p.m. Nelson’s at Terranea, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. For information visit

Sunday, March 15

Art Reveal and Brunch at La Venta

This is the first time in 40 years that La Venta has opened its doors to the general public. Art reception, awards and presentation. Music, appetizers and wine provided by Peninsula Friends of the Library. First seating is 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and second seating is 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Brunch tickets are $89. La Venta Inn, 796 Vía Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite/

Walk for water

The Samburu Project’s mission is to provide access to clean, safe drinking water as a foundation for development. At this year’s 11th Annual event walkers and runners will meet at American Junkie in Hermosa Beach for T-shirts and runner’s bibs, create signs and hear some pre-walk inspiration. Four-mile walking route or 5K running route, followed by breakfast, music and raffles at American Junkie. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. $30 per person. Sign up at For questions (310) 881-7265.

Across the Pond 

Peninsula Symphonic Winds, a 40-member community band, presents “Across the Pond,” featuring works by composers John Phillip Sousa, Nigel Hess, Charles Ives, Leroy Anderson, Paul Tschesnokoff, and Søren Hyldgaard. 3 p.m. Salvation Army Chapel, 4223 Emerald Street, Torrance. $10, children 12 and under are free. For more information visit 

Monday, March 16

Smarty pants

A fun interactive ocean-themed storytime. Children will have a chance to participate in STEM-based activities and games. Find out more about our oceans on Attendance is limited and advanced registration is required. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on March 2, in person or by phone until all available slots are filled. Intended for children, ages 3 – 5, and their caregiver. 4 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions cll (310) 545-8595. 

Tuesday, March 17

Celtic adventures

These stories from the HIghlands of Scotland and the Hills of Ireland lead listeners into the whimsical wisdom of the rich Celtic tradition. Suitable for children of all ages with an adult caregiver. No ticket necessary. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions cll (310) 545-8595. 

Bingo with friends

Join the Hermosa Five-O for a night of free bingo with the special needs young adults of the Friendship Foundation. Make new friends and lasting bonds while playing bingo and enjoying dinner. 5 – 6:30 p.m. 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0280. 

Wednesday, March 18

Dimensions of dementia

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other dementias/behaviors, you should attend these free workshops. Every Wednesday in March. 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. RSVP by calling (310) 383-1877,


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