Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 3-7-19

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Cancer Support Community host Dr. Birgitte Tan. Tan will lead participants in a technique using freestyle dancing with guiding words to allow expression and gief in a way that words can not. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org. Photo Easy Reader Photo File

Thursday, March 7

Book launch

Local Palos Verdes author, Sunita Puri, celebrates the debut of her new book, That Good Night.  7 p.m. {pages} a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Visit pagesabookstore.com to purchase your Brown Paper Ticket. For questions call (310) 318-0900.

Dance Away Sadness

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Dr. Birgitte Tan, a veterinary oncologist. Movement and music can open up energy centers in the body and help change cells and internal state. Tan will lead participants in a technique using freestyle dancing with guiding words to allow expression and grief in a way that words cannot. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. The program is suitable for all levels of fitness, including those with physical challenges. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Howdy neighbor

The New Neighbors Club of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a social and charitable women’s organization open to all new and current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and surrounding cities. 10 a.m. Peninsula Library Community Room. Membership dues $45 per year. General meeting takes place on the first Thursday of each month, September through May. For information visit newneighborspv.wixsite.com/website.

Friday, March 8

Women’s day

Enjoy a wellness expo with top fitness and health brands and interactive experiences and demonstrations with guest speakers, special guests, and more. Learn how to improve your health and be an agent of change in your community. The morning concludes with an inspirational heart-healthy lunch program and networking opportunities with other female professionals united in the fight against the #1 killer of women — heart disease and stroke. 10 a.m. – 1;30 p.m. Westdrift, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach. For tickets and tables visit heart.org/losangeles. For information contact Laura Baker at (213) 291-7051 or Laura.Baker@heart.org.

Water recycling

Gain insight about the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, the five types of waters produced daily and the District’s current improvement projects. 12:30 p.m. West Basin Donald L. Dear Building, 17140 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson. Space is limited. RSVP’s are required. Register at westbasin.org/community-free-water-programs/2019-lunch-learn-classes. For questions and request for information email info@westbasin.org. Visit westbasin.org to learn more.

Moms who care

Blue Star Mothers of America Care Package sends “care packages” to our service members deployed throughout the world, and brings supplies to the food bank at the Century Villages at Cabrillo, where men and women veterans who are disabled have a home. Blue Star Mothers also provides needed items to the PIERS Center for Homeless Veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center. A donating event will be 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 412 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. For more information call or contact at (310) 897-0348 BSMNelsen@aol.com. If you can’t make the event but would like to donate items, you can drop them off Friday night or items can be dropped off at Postal Solutions, 4733 Torrance Blvd., Torrance.

Saturday, March 9

Bitcoin basics

Come learn the basics about Bitcoin and blockchain technology in an intimate setting in Redondo Beach taught by Branden Nakashima and Stuart Scott, both Certified Bitcoin Professionals (CBP’s). $20. Sign up at eventbrite/Bitcoin 101: Basics & Essentials (morning). 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Redondo Beach Hotel, 400 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Coffee and water will be provided.

Widowed group

The Widowed Friendship Group holds monthly luncheons and other monthly activities at various locations in the South Bay. 12 p.m. California Pizza Kitchen, inside the Manhattan Beach Mall, 3320 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. All widows and widowers are invited to attend. For information call Sheila (310) 560-5976.

Baby shower

Celebrate Moms in Foster Care benefitting Foster Child Resource Project, DCFS Babies. Bring unwrapped items: newborn to 12 months, baby powder, wipes, skin care, diapers, bottles, clothes, blankets and toys. (no baby formula or food) 12 – 2 p.m. Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach, 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach. Please RSVP to Olga at (310) 713-4063.

What’s for dinner

The Torrance Firefighters Association 48th Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Bring your family and friends and enjoy all the spaghetti you can eat. Music with DJ Ozzie. Tickets will be available at the door. 4:30 – 8 p.m. Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 8 years and under. All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients. For information visit arts.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14288/79?curm=3&cury=2019 or call (310) 781-7000.

Bowl with Sally

The 12th Annual Walk with Sally Friendship Bowl at the Palos Verdes Bowl. Families, friends, kids, moms, dads, grandparents and everyone else is welcome to help Walk With Sally raise funds for children impacted by cancer. Bowl as an individual or with a team. 12 – 4 p.m. Palos Verdes Bowl, 24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For questions call (310) 322-3900. For registration and additional information visit walkwithsally.org/friendshipbow/.  

Sunday, March 10

Fly a kite

The 45th Annual Festival of the Kite presented by Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Redondo Pier Association and Sunshine Kite Company. Free community event. Prizes for highest flying kite, best handmade kite, youngest kite flyer and more. Live music. Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick Eating Contest. 12 – 5 p.m. Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com. For questions call (310) 374-3426, ext. 256.

Friendly garden

California Friendly Landscape Training will teach you how to create a California friendly garden using the latest sustainable materials and techniques. Free. Registration required. Limited space. Snacks provided. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. West High School Library, 20401 Victor Street, Torrance. To register call (310) 371-7222 or go to SBESC.Com/Calendar.

Tuesday, March 12

Make a choice

Choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook. A free workshop for all parents with college bound students. The workshop will focus on high school Sophomores and Juniors (all grade levels are welcome). Parents, bring your students! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Q & A following. Register at Eventbrite/Choose the Best College for Your Student + Your Pocketbook! Redondo Beach. For a complete list of events visit UnderstandCollegeFunding.com. For additional information visit KettermanCollegeFunding.com/Workshops.

Wednesday, March 13

Support group

Memory, coffee and compassion support group for people caring for someone with dementia. Are you burning out from chronic high levels of family stress? Led by Lauren, Care Manager, certified dementia practitioner, and facilitator/educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling HIlls Estates. Free registration by calling (310) 383-1877. For more info visit familyconnectcare.com.



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