South Bay Community Calendar 3-8-18
Friday, March 9
Free fitness weekend
Designed by Beach Cities Health District to introduce people of all income and ability levels to a variety of fitness offerings including yoga, Pilates, cycling, boot camp and more. Over 25 fitness studios in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo participate. Some require pre-registration, others available on a first come, first served basis. Through March 11. bchd.org/freefitness.
The Knights of Columbus fish fry. $11 per person, under 12, $5. 5 – 7:30 p.m. Proceeds help charities such as House of Yahweh, Pregnancy Help Center, Star House and others. Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Avenue I, Redondo Beach.
Saturday, March 10
Whale of a day
Celebrate the migration of the Pacific Gray whale from the Arctic to Baja California. Educational exhibits, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and kids crafts, games, and puppets. Free! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Point Vicente Interpretive Center. No onsite parking. Free parking and shuttle at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. (310) 544-5260, rpvca.gov or losserenos.org.
Paws to read
Children are invited to practice their beginning reading skills with B.A.R.K. (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) dogs. For early readers. Free. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions contact Kay Wantuch (310) 379-8475 or email@example.com.
For the babies
Bonjour Bebe Baby Shower presented by Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach benefiting Foster Children Resource Project and D.C.F.S. Babies. Bring unwrapped items for newborn to 12 months; no baby formula or food, please. Noon- 2 p.m. 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach. (310) 713-4063.
Affair of the heart
The Richstone Family Center’s 23rd annual gala to benefit child abuse treatment and prevention programs for local at-risk and abused children and families. Enjoy a night of wine tastings, dinner, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person and up. 6:30 p.m. Audi Pacific, 20460 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. RichstoneFamily.org/2018Gala.
Sunday, March 11
Daylight Savings Time
Did you set your clocks ahead before you went to bed last night? We’ve sprung forward.
During Red Cross Month the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its life saving mission by giving blood. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent Street, Redondo Beach. Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling (800) 733-2767.
Let’s fly a kite
The 44th Annual Festival of the Kite presented by Redondo Pier Association & Sunshine Kite Company. This all-ages free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded. 12 – 5 p.m. Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Register on eventbrite.com. For more information visit redondopier.com or facebook.com/redondopier.
Natural Health Fair
20+ different South Bay Natural Healthcare Doctors and Practitioners to explore healing methods like Acupuncture, Cryotherapy, Thermography, NLP, vitamins and more. Opportunity giveaways. Free. 1 – 4 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave., Redondo Beach. Healthylife.net.
Monday, March 12
LA Opera talks
The Palos Verdes Library District, in partnership with LA Opera, is pleased to present a series of Opera Talks with an introductory lecture on opera. 2 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, community room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Free. (310) 377-9584.
Cancer Side Effects Workshop
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Paula Anastasia RN, gyn-oncology clinical nurse specialist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Anastasia will provide informative and engaging information on sexuality and intimacy after a cancer diagnosis. Advance registration required. 6 – 7 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Tuesday, March 13
Blue Zones’ monthly Social Hour. Bring family and friends to mingle and practice some of the project’s Power 9 Principles, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. Discounted appetizers! 5 p.m. Zinc, 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. bchd.org.
Kids ages 2 and up and their caregivers are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets for stories. 6:30 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free and no registration is required. For more information call the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964.
Slow, easy flow with yoga teacher Anne Spinner. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. For questions contact Melissa McCollum (310) 545-8595. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Wednesday, March 14
Cup of RB joe
Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. Ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. 8 – 10 a.m. Sacks on the Beach, 1611 South Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach.
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Bonni Goldstein MD, Medical Director at Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Centers. The benefits of using medical marijuana to ease side effects of cancer treatment will be examined. Participants will learn correct information about the popular and scientific data on the use of medical marijuana and how to obtain a doctor’s recommendation for it. 6 – 8 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Thursday, March 15
Baby band practice
Build your child’s pre-literacy, cognitive and motor skills through song and rhyme. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Space is limited. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions and reservations contact Kay Wantuch (310) 379-8475, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day 5K
Village Runner presents the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K run/community walk and Leprechaun Dash for the gold. Race starts at 6:30 a.m. on Catalina Ave., near the Village Runner Redondo store. $40 entry all ages. $30 entry for Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold. (310) 375-2626 or villagerunner.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands take part in the seven block parade down Pier Avenue. 11 a.m. The parade begins near City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.
Two auxiliary support groups of Torrance Memorial host the annual Spring into Fitness 5K Walk/Run. Proceeds support renovations of the Torrance Memorial Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Registration 7:30 a.m. Walk/run 8:30 a.m. $30. Participate as individuals, teams, or virtually. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. springintofitnesstmmc.org. South Coast Botanic Gardens, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates.
Easter Bunny breakfast
Meet the Easter Bunny and have breakfast at the Promenade on the Peninsula, Ruby’s Diner. Seatings every half hour, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Adults $15, Kids are free (under 12). Tickets available at Ruby’s Diner. 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 541-0688 or promenadeonthepeninsula.com.