South Bay Community Calendar 4-18-19
Thursday, April 18
Health and Eldercare Law Programs present a series of workshops to empower adults and their families. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. The RB Library is now on facebook.com/RedondoBeachLibrary. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.
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April Happy Hour with History featuring the Surfrider Foundation and USC Sea Grant: Hermosa’s Changing Shorelines. Join the team from the Surfrider Foundation and USC Sea Grant on a journey through history and a look at changes in our community and our beaches. Free. All are welcome. 6 – 8 p.m. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. RSVP on facebook page at facebook.com/events/313147419270820/.
Earth day art
Experience the changing seasons with this Earth Day art activity. There will be a variety of art options for all ages and abilities. Suitable for ages 3-12. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595.
Saturday, April 20
The Southern California Live Steamers Mini-Train rides have become a popular feature of Wilson Park. Free (Donations are tax-deductible and very much appreciated) train rides are offered once a month on the third Saturday of the month from 12 – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave.,Torrance. For more info visit southerncalifornialivesteamers.org or facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam.
Celebrate Easter with Journey of Faith Church. Saturday 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Visit journeyoffaith.com/easter.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy invites you to Earth Day Celebration and film. Activities for the whole family, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
VERTE is the annual zero waste gala benefiting Grades of Green (gradesofgreen.org), an environmental nonprofit focusing on student leadership. This VERTE is extra special as they celebrate their 10th anniversary and need your help as they ring in a #ToastToTen! Live entertainment, cuisine from the various nations making up our Eco-Leaders, a silent auction, signature cocktails, and so much more. 5:30 – 10 p.m. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. Westdrift MB, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach. To purchase tickets visit bit.ly/verte2019, or email email@example.com.
King Harbor Association invites you to the Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge. Create an Earth Day inspired chalk art drawing. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Along the Splash Wall between Samba and Sport Fishing Pier, Redondo Beach Marina, 181 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Free recycled tote bag. Non-toxic chalk for the first 100 kids. visitkingharbor.com.
Easter egg hunt
The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department annual Egg Hunt Event. Recreation Park Activities will begin promptly at 9:30 – 11 a.m. Holiday music with special guest appearances by the Bunny and friends, who will be available for pictures with the children. Following the “meet and greet” opportunity, there will be Egg Hunts for toddlers to 12 year olds. The age groups will be under 2 years, 2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-12 year olds. The first Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. for the toddlers to 4 year old age groups. The second Egg Hunt for children 5 – 12 years old will begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information or directions call the City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks Department at (310) 524-2705.
The Annual Underwater Eggstravaganza at The Plunge beginning at 2 p.m. Dive-in into some fun and catch those floating eggs! Music, candy and prizes so make sure you register early as space is limited. Cost is $5 for Residents and $7 for Non-Residents. Register at esrec.org, over the phone, or in-person at both Aquatics facilities. For more information or directions call the Recreation and Parks Department at (310) 524-2738.
The City of Redondo Beach Community Services presents the Eggstravaganza egg hunt & family picnic. Free event. Egg hunt. (bring your own basket) Games, yummy treats, and fun for all ages. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Franklin Park, 807 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. No alcoholic beverages, smoking or pets. For an egg hunt age schedule visit redondo.org/cals/city_events_calendar.asp.
Ukulele and slack key
Mitch Chang, founder of the annual Southern California Slack Key Festival and Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, presents a brief history of the ukulele and origins of slack key guitar and demonstrates basic playing techniques for both. Ages 18 and up. Free. 3 – 4 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475.
Free community Easter egg hunt sponsored by Hope Chapel. Over 30,000 easter eggs, game booths, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, and more. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hermosa Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Visit hopechapel.org/easter for more event details.
In honor of Earth Day Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a free Shredfest. All kinds of paper is accepted for secure recycling. First come, first serve. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1440 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more info visit hinecta.org/.
Sunday, April 21
Easter is a family time: celebrating the freshness of spring, hiding eggs (hopefully finding them all), and simply being together. The Wave Church holds a special celebration with music, a powerful message and a great after party for all ages. 10 a.m. 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Visit wavelosangeles.com.
Celebrate Easter service with the Manhattan Beach Community Church. 6:30 a.m. on the beach, north of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Monday, April 22
Learn about the Library’s new virtual reality equipment. Try it out. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. The RB Library is now on facebook.com/RedondoBeachLibrary. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.
Yoga on the go
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts cancer survivor Veritta Smith, an international yoga and dance Instructor. Smith will instruct participants on how to incorporate a fun “Yoga on the Go” practice into a daily routine. Attendees will learn how to slip in a yoga pose while getting ready for work, sitting in traffic, waiting in the doctor’s office or just sitting in front of the TV. Advance registration required. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Wednesday, April 24
Connect the dots
Parent connection group are informal walking groups provided by Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected to give parents an opportunity to connect with other parents on a range of topics. Groups are led by parent volunteers. No registration necessary. Free. Every last Wednesday of the month. 9 – 10 a.m. Aviation Park, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo beach.
Green Book. Rated PG-13. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Staring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. Runtime 2 hours, 10 minutes. Free coffee, candy and popcorn. Suggested donation is $1. Noon, Hermosa Five-0 Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Call (310) 318-0280 for questions or visit Hermosabch.org.
by Judy Rae