South Bay Community Calendar 3-21-19
Thursday, March 21
The 6th annual Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon will honor the brave officers of the Torrance Police Department who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities. Master of ceremonies will be award-winning journalist Emmett Miller, who spent 11 years with KTLA 5 in Los Angeles, anchoring both the morning show and the 10 O’clock News. 12 – 2 p.m. Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets are $55 Non-Members/$45 Members of TACC. For tickets and more information contact Donna Duperron at (310) 540-5858.
Saturday, March 23
Strike a pose
The Neptunian Woman’s Club Fashion Show is the largest annual fundraiser for the Neptunian Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund and packed with surprises. A New York runway style fashion show featuring an esteemed designer and South Bay boutiques. Lunch prepared by a local executive chef and live music as they shop the boutique area and bid on silent auction items. The day wraps up with drawing the raffle and an exciting live auction. General admission and includes lunch $135. 11 – 3 p.m. Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Women in STEM
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the high school girls in the South Bay Tech Trek Alumnae Group (TTAG), along with the Redondo Beach Library, are presenting a unique group of professional women in technology and science fields at their annual Women in STEM Careers Forum. Presenters include an audio engineer, a medical salesperson of robotics, a doctor using technology, an aerospace engineer, an architect and more. They will discuss specifics of their careers and their pathways to get there, including education. 1 – 3 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., 2nd floor community room. Open to the public, all ages and genders. Middle, high school and college students are the target audience. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit beachcities-ca.aauw.net and go to TTAG in menu.
Bottles & barrels
Featuring award-winning local craft beers, five boutique wineries. An evening of grand taste! Advanced tickets $50/$60 at the door. Unlimited beer and wine tastings. Live DJ. Valued Opportunity drawing. 6 – 10 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe, 340 Massey Ave., Hermosa Beach. Purchase tickets at OLG School office with check or cash or online at ourladyofguadalupeschool.org/shop. For more info email: email@example.com.
Looking for summer camps for the kids this year? Come to the annual Redondo Beach Camp Expo at the Adams Middle School. This event covers everything from sports and theater, to music and so much more. Sponsored by the Adams and Madison PTAs. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2600 Ripley Ave., Redondo Beach. 20 different summer camps, performances, food trucks and a silent auction. Admission is free. For information visit the Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/236513167251941/.
Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than to go green! Join SEA Lab for the Green Fling featuring earth friendly activities. Build your own composter, make a succulent planter, enter to win a green gift basket and more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The SEA Lab, 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Visit lacorps.org/programs/the-sea-lab/. General admission $5 for ages 3 & up.
AniFest is a yearly anime convention and festival dedicated in celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation. Cosplayers, vendors, partners, sponsors, performers, and event producers all come together in one day to bring you the best that an anime convention has to offer, but without the high price. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are $15/$20. For ticket purchases visit anifest.org/.
Sunday, March 24
For your health
The 2nd annual Natural Health Fair. For thousands of years natural medicine has been used successfully worldwide and now here’s your chance to explore South Bay Natural Health at this free event. Meet some of the South Bay’s finest Natural Healthcare Doctors and Practitioners to discover natural healing methods from Acupuncture to Wood Therapy. Everyone is welcome! 1 – 4 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave., Redondo Beach. Opportunity drawings & giveaways.
Take the 3rd annual Sandpipers Walk starting at the Hermosa Beach Pier. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30 a.m. walk. Adults $35/Youth (age 2-17) $15/children (under 2) free. Register at SandpipersStrollTheStrand2018.eventbrite.com. All ages welcome. Rain or shine.
South Bay Families Connected presents renowned author and parenting expert Julie Lythcott-Haims. In her presentation based on her New York Times bestseller, How To Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims will invite us to examine our behaviors and join the growing movement to allow children to develop the resourcefulness, resilience, and inner determination necessary for success. Two presentation dates: Sunday, March 24 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Monday, March 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. Meet & Greet package: presentation plus reception with Lythcott-Haims and a signed copy of the book Sunday, March 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$10 available at southbayfamiliesconnected.org/events/how-to-raise-an-adult. 5 – 7 p.m. Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
by Judy Rae