South Bay Community Calendar
June 9, Thursday
Mix it up
South Bay Professional Association Business & Fun After 5 Mixer connects employers with professionals and executives for employment opportunities from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Lido di Manhattan, 1550 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach. There is no charge to attend and Happy Hour will be in full swing. For more information, visit sbpa-la.org.
The Young Artist’s Orchestra presents Young Artists 2nd Annual Concert. Students age 10 – 18 perform and entertain at this very special musical evening. Tickets are $10; 8 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance.For tickets and information, access yaola.org or call (310) 781-7150.
June 10, Friday
Lunch and Learn: Anti-Cancer Nutrition
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Lilly Padilla, a certified integrative nutrition coach, nutrition chef and cancer survivor. The relationship between healthy microbes and the immune system during and after cancer treatments will be examined. Discussion will include which anti-cancer foods help preserve a healthy microbiome from 1 – 2:30 p.m., 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A nutritious lunch will be provided. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit the website at cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Nature & Me Storytime
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the Palos Verdes Library District from 9:30 – 10 a.m, George F Canyon Nature Center, 27305 PV Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Your children will love to sing, listen to a story, enjoy a puppet show and engage in activities in beautiful natural surroundings. Geared for ages 2 – 5 years. RSVP at: pvplc.org/_events/GFCActivty.asp. For more information: call Marisa Perley at (310) 377-9584.
June 11, Saturday
To the highest bidder
22nd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction, the largest charity wine auction in Southern California, and raises funds for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Manhattan Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach. For tickets, visit manhattanwineauction.com or call 310-303-3342.
Uniquely attractive flowers
36th Annual Fuchsia Festival. Beautiful Fuchsias for sale including hanging baskets, standard trees, and patio shrubs. Free potting when you buy a plant, container and soil. Ask the experts. Bring our questions on pruning, potting, and propagation. Door Prizes. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, visit Southcoastbotanicgarden.org.
Visit the newly landscaped trails lined with drought tolerant plants and interpretive signage. Enjoy a walk down to explore the tide pools and pillow lava formations. Moderate hike. 9 a.m. Abalone Cove, Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, call (310) 541-7613 or visit pvplc.org to RSVP.
Celebrating the Philippines
An All-Day Festival to mark Carson’s 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration featuring non-stop cultural and patriotic performances and various entertainment for the entire family. Non-stop entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. featuring big names in the Filipino pop music industry, homegrown talents and cultural groups. Food and display booths are also lined up for the day’s activities from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson. Open to the public and admission is free. For more information about the event, please contact Veterans Park at (310) 830-9991.
Get your summer on
Summer Open House at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy inflatables, carnival games, and entertainment. Learn all about the exciting recreational programming offered at the center coming this summer. For information and hours, call (310) 726-4131 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.
June 12, Sunday
Malice in the Palace
A tale of good and evil, Kings and Queens, danger and bravery. Come witness the historic tale of the biblical heroine Esther at 11 a.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Free. For questions call (310) 378-9353 or visit neighborhoodchurchpve.org.
Ferrari Car Show
With their beginnings in racing, the legendary Ferrari has been in production since 1943. Since then, company cars have racked up over 5,000 successes on race tracks and roads all over the world. Come to see these legendary cars on the Upper Meadow as displayed by the Ferrari Club of America – Southwest Region. No registration required from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org. Included with paid Garden admission.
PV Democrats meeting
Robert Greenwald, noted filmmaker of Brave New Films will talk about his latest documentary, “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA,” will be shown from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Free and open to all. For more information, contact David Hall at (310) 377-7334.
June 14, Tuesday
Walkers & Talkers Storytime
Children ages 1 – 5 years old and their caregivers join in a fun storytime full of songs, rhymes, stories and movement. Storytime session is limited to 50 individuals. Starts at 10:15 a.m., get your numbered pass at the Children’s desk starting at 10 a.m. Redondo Beach Library, 330 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. redondo.org.
June 15, Wednesday
Lunch is served
The Torrance Woman’s Club luncheon. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. Stay for Game Day. $5 donation to play will benefit the Blue Star Mothers. Prizes and desserts to follow the games. Come join the fun. Open to all. Games begin at 1 p.m., 1422 Engracia Avenue, Torrance. For more information, call (310) 533-9116.
June 16, Thursday
Story Circle at the Library. No tickets are required. Ages 3+. Main Library Storytime Room, 330 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For more information, visit Redondo.org or call (310) 318-0675, option 6.
June 18, Saturday
Begg Pool Kick-Off Party. Come and meet the summer Aquatics staff and have a fun day in the sun. Event is free for the entire family. Water games, water balloon toss, swimming, and music. No food will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1402 North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach. For more information, call (310) 802-5428 or visit citymb.info/pr.
The best sale in the South Bay
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Book Sale. All proceeds from sales and membership dues go toward Hermosa Beach Library acquisitions and programs. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1309 Bard Street, behind Stars Antiques, one-half block west of the library, Hermosa Beach. For information call (310) 379-8475 and for future sales, visit hbfol.org.
Dance until you drop
Dance West Dance Studio presents Dancefest 2016. Get ready for an evening of dance at this very special event at 5 p.m., James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive., Torrance. Tickets are $17/$15. Call the Theatre Box Office at (310) 781-7171. For more information, access dancewest.org.
Kick off summer
Terranea Resort’s 3rd annual oceanfront concert Music on the Meadows. Enjoy an afternoon filled with musical headliners including Colin Hay (of Men at Work), Kate Voegele, The Walcotts, Barley, and more. 12 – 7 p.m. General Admission tickets are available for $39. For tickets and reservations, contact email@example.com. For more info, call Terranea Guest Relations at (877) 701-2758. Terranea.com.
City of Torrance Waste Collection Event. Get rid of your used motor oil, antifreeze, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries or car batteries, pool chemicals and lots more at 9 a.m., American Honda, 1919 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For future collection events and for a list of acceptable waste visit lacsd.org.
June 19, Sunday
Drum to the beat with Sabina
Free To Be Me Community Drum Circle. Family friendly, fun drumming event, every third Sunday of the month, 12 – 3 p.m. Facilitated rhythmic games for the whole family. Meet at the water’s edge north of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Bring friends, family, drums and percussion instruments (otherwise provided). Come celebrate the rhythm of life. Volunteers always welcome. For more information, contact director Sabina Sandoval (310) 944-5475, or visit freetobemedrumcircle.com.
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society “Landscaping and Micro-Climates for Small Yards” by Gary Duke. Learn what to consider when developing a succulent landscape. Come at 1 p.m. to buy plants, meet other cactophiles, and have refreshments. Lecture is at 1:30 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, visit southcoastcss.org.
June 24, Friday
A Tasteful Night with Friends
109th Community Awards & Installation of Directors welcoming, Incoming Chair: Ann Garten, El Camino College. Join the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau for a night of wine, dine, friends, bidding and winning from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive. To make reservations rsvp online at redondochamber.org/events or call (310) 376-6911.
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