Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 3-14-19

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Former LAPD officer Bill Hallett (second from left) has invited his old patrol buddies and the LAPD Emerald Society Bagpipers back for the 25th Annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. Photo by Kevin Cody

Thursday, March 14

Open adoptions

Peter Zippi Memorial Fund holds open adoption hours every Thursday to place the rescued cats  into loving homes. 5 – 6:30 p.m. VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 1560 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Cats are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. Adoption fees will apply if you’d like to take one or more home. Additional information is available at peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264.

Breast Cancer Symposium

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host Sariah Liu, MD. Liu will provide a free workshop covering key findings from the 2018 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 cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Looking for actors

Looking for child actors (singers) for a production of Treasure Island. It is an upbeat 45 minute musical involving the children dressed up as pirates or children looking for buried treasure on an island, soon realizing that it is love that we should treasure. The production will be on Sunday, June 9th at the Fellowship Hall of Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Interested? Contact Ellen at (310) 372-3412.

Women’s history

Arts Council of Torrance Celebrating Women’s History Month presents Amy Beach America’s First Woman Symphonic Composer, portrayed by Paula Kelley. Free. 7 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more info visit artscounciloftorrance.org.

Craft Activity

Make something!  Some activities support STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Free. Ages 4 years and up. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library.

Friday, March 15

Dementia care

Every first and third Friday of the month attend the free Dementia Support Group-Memory, Coffee & Compassion Support Group led by Laren, care manager and certified dementia practitioner, and facilitator/educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peninsula Center Library Conference Room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Seating is limited so register today by calling (310) 383-1877. For more info visit familyconnectcare.com.

Plantiful Eating

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts cancer survivor and integrated nutrition health coach, Paula Marchica, RN. Attendees will learn how to incorporate more plant-based foods into meals. Marchica will discuss what it means to eat plentifully, and how the principles of plant-rich eating blanket every style of diet and lead to overall health. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m.  Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Saturday, March 16

Heroes of the skies

This is the story of one of America’s great fighter pilots who also became renowned as one of America’s most colorful military mavericks. If you liked Pappy Boyington, you will love Triple Ace Robin Olds. Here is his first hand story as told by his daughter, Christina Olds, from her book “Fighter Pilot.” Olds trained in Torrance in the 434th Fighter Squadron flying the P-38 Lightning. He served in two wars, earning the status of Triple Ace with 16 air-to-air victories. 11 a.m. lecture. Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance. For questions call (310) 326-9544 or visit wmof.com. Museum members are free. Non-members are $10.

French Language

Adults and teens are invited to improve their French through conversational practice under the guidance of Kati-Maria Roussel, a French speaking facilitator. Participants should know a little French to participate. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library.

I love a parade

Over 100 businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the 25th Annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade. Entries include the LAPD Emerald Society bagpipers, floats, horses and four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California.  11 a.m. From City Hall down Pier Avenue to Hermosa Avenue to 10th Street. (310) 376-0951 or visit hbchamber.net.

Craft faire

The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild 20th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Faire, begun 40 years ago by a small group of artisans who formed the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance. Admission is free. For information visit torrancecraftsmensguild.org/.

Celebrate Nancy

A celebration of Nancy Paulikas’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. The Manhattan Beach resident was suffering from dementia when she wandered off from the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art in Oct. 2016. Her remains were found last December.

Nachef singers

Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers will be performing A German Requiem, Op. 45. Composer Brahms’ intent was to make this Requiem not a mourning for the dead, but a consolation for the living. 7:30 p.m. The James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. General admission $30. For tickets visit torr-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/TORR/?cts_legacy_app. For additional information call (310) 618-6339 or submit an inquire to TCAC@TorranceCA.Gov.

The interludes

Performance by Vienna-based Georgian-American pianist/composer Giorgi Latso and Russian pianist Anna Fedorova-Latso, winners of international competitions and highly regarded piano virtuosos on the international classical music scene. Free, donations appreciated. 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church & School, 2900 W. Carson St. Torrance. For more info visit palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm.

Concert in the library

The Susie Hansen Latin Trio plays a wide range of Afro-Cuban Latin music. Free at Concerts in the Library. 2 p.m. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 524-2728 or visit eslib.org for future concerts.

Book sale

Third Saturday of the month used book sale at the Bard Street Bookstore. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1309 Bard St., Hermosa Beach. For sale information call (310) 379-8475, folhb16@gmail.com. Visit hbfol.org for future used book sale events. Like them on facebook at facebook.com/HBFOL//fref-ts.

Sunday, March 17

Treasure hunt

Search the South Coast Botanic Garden for hidden treasure and treasures hidden in plain sight. The self-guided activity is for all ages. Pack comfortable walking shoes, snacks, water shade hats, sunscreen and possibly a picnic to enjoy along the way. And strollers for your littlest. Free with membership or general admission. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily until March 31, 2019. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Monday, March 18

Be a smart driver

The AARP Smart Driver Course is for anyone over the age of 55 who wants to tune up their driving skills and learn defensive driving techniques. The eight-hours course is broken up into two four-hour sessions. Second class is Friday, March 22. $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, classroom 1, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. To register call (562) 933-1650.

Tuesday, March 19

Take a hike

South Bay hike: A moderate, 1-1/2 hour, 4 mile hike on the Greenbelt and hilly streets of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. 7 p.m. Departure at the parking lot near the Hermosa Valley school, 1645 Valley drive, Hermosa Beach.  This is a good introductory hike. Free. For questions call (213) 387-4287 or visit angeles.sierraclub.org/palos_verdes_south_bay.

Free admission

Every third Tuesday of the month the South Coast Botanic Garden offers free admission. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open to all ages. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

For the babies

Babies 0-18 months and their caregivers join in a storytime full of songs, rhymes and fingerplays. Every Tuesday. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Main Library Storytime Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library. Session is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your numbered passes in the lobby at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 20

Ready To Read

A storytime just for 3 and 4 year olds full of early literacy concepts, songs, rhymes, movement and fun. Every Wednesday 12:30 – 1 p.m. 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library. Session is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your numbered passes at the Children’s desk at 12:15pm.

Teen Activity

Teens (grades 6th -12) are invited to this program. Free. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library.


Mandarin Storytime with Ni Hao. Free. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For information visit redondo.org/library.

Thursday, March 21

Is it you Annie?

Impersonator Kendel Cornwell presents Annie Oakley’s bigger than imagination life. Throughout March 2019, the Palos Verdes Library District will honor the contributions of women who shaped our society by questioning social norms, speaking out against injustices, and strengthening their communities. This celebration is in preparation for the 100th year celebration of women’s suffrage in 2020. All ages are welcome. 2 – 3 p.m. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

Torrance Police awards

Honoring the brave officers of the Torrance Police Department who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through performances above and beyond the call of duty. Master of Ceremonies will be award-winning journalist, Emmett Miller. 12 – 2 p.m. Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets are $55 non-members/$45 members of TACC. For online tickets access TorranceChamber.com/TPD2019. For more info contact Donna Duperron at (310) 540-5858 or access torrancechamber.com.

Friday, March 22

Health Benefit Laws

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host representatives from the Employee Benefits Security Administration and Social Security Administration. Participants will learn from Employee Benefits Security Administration what rights they and their families have so that timely and informed decisions can be made when needed. Social Security Administration will provide information on qualification, and navigating through the maze of benefits including SSDI and SSI. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach.  A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Saturday, March 23

Green fling

Build your own composter, make a succulent planter, enter to win a green gift basket and more. Just $5. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The SEALab, 1021 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Contract Adrianne at (310) 318-7438 or acalbreath@lacorps.org for more information.


Plant now for butterfly flight season in spring.  Help attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your garden with plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. Visit pvplc.org for more information.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross urges type O donors as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now to ensure life saving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Hands on workshop

Learn to create a California friendly garden at the West Basin Municipal Water District Hands On Workshop. 9 – 10 a.m. classroom instruction regarding native and climate appropriate plants, water-efficient irrigation devices and benefits of organic mulch. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. plant installation. Wear clothing for gardening. Free gardening gloves. Hermosa Beach Community Center, Room 9, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Space is limited. Register at westbasin.org/hermosahow. For questions call (310) 371-4633.

Sunday, March 24

Street faire

Join the hunt for vintage treasures when over 200 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antiques flea market. Antique appraisal booth only $3.00 per item. Live Music by Ed Gould & Stacy Robin. Antique and specialty shops open. Lots of great restaurants, bakery, sports bars and tea room. 8 a.m.  – 3 p.m. Downtown Old Torrance. Free admission & pet friendly. Call (310) 328-6107 for information or visit torranceantiquefaire.com.

Monday, March 25

Blood Pressure

The Center for Health & Fitness is teaming up with the American Heart Association and Providence Little Company of Mary to offer free blood pressure screenings as part of Check.Change.Control., an evidence-based hypertension management program. 9 – 11 a.m. Center For Health and Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., 2nd floor, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 374-3426, ext. 147, to register.

Thursday, March 28


The North Redondo Beach Business Association presents the annual SpringFest Carnival & Community Festival. Arts & Crafts, kids zone, petting zoo, carnival rides, and games. The carnival takes place at Aviation Park, a 14 acre recreation facility located at the corner of Aviation and Manhattan Beach Blvd. near the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Free admission and free parking. Hours: Thur. 5 – 11 p.m., Fri. 5 – 11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., & Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For information visit nrbba.org.


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