South Bay Community Calendar 4-19-18
Thursday, April 19
The minds have it
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents an eight week program on Mindfulness: Science and Practice of Present Awareness. A certain aspect of mindfulness and the mind-body connection with special emphasis on the science of emotions and the stress response will be discussed each week. 1 – 2 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. All classes will include a mindful sit (meditation). Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Tired of the same pinwheels? Teens are invited to make one that sparkles and shines like stained glass. Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. 3:30 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964.
Born to lead
Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB) offers a comprehensive 9-month leadership program to educate and develop future community leaders. LMB has over 25 years’ experience working with city departments, and enabling primary access to Manhattan Beach departments and city executives. 6:30 – 8 p.m. City Council Chambers, 1400 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For additional information, visit leadershipmb.org.
Friday, April 20
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Amanda Broomell, certified holistic health counselor. Stimulants like caffeine and sugar are quick fixes that don’t address the underlying reasons for low energy. Learn practical tips to incorporate into a daily routine to harness energy. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Healthy lunch provided by The Spot Restaurant at 12:30 p.m. Advance registration required. (310) 376-3550 or cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Storytime and art
Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a special family storytime and recycled art activity, balloon powered race cars! For children and families. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call Kelley Wantuch at (310) 379-8475. Colapublib.org
Time to shop
The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale runs today through Sunday at over 75 stores. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For additional information visit facebook.com/downtownmanhattanbeach.
Saturday, April 21
Let em roll
The Redondo Beach Rotary Club presents Rock & Roll Casino Night. This annual fundraising event features casino-style gambling, bites, beverages and a silent and live auction. Dance the night away to local band, Feed the Kitty. Dancing lessons will be available. 6:30 – 11 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 300 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. $95 per person and includes two drink tickets and self parking. For information and ticket purchase visit the Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/728724743984108/.
King Harbor Association’s annual Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge. All-ages welcome. Free. Participants of all levels are invited to create a chalk art drawing to commemorate Earth Day. The first 100 people to sign-up on the day of the event will receive free non-toxic chalk and a recycled/reusable canvas tote bag that they can customize with paints supplied by King Harbor Association. The SEA Lab mobile touch tank and Waterfront Education will be on site for visitors to learn about local sea life and waterfront activities. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Redondo Beach Marina, 181 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For more information VisitKingHarbor.com or (310) 374-3481.
Hip Hop Earth Fest
Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. Free. Hands-on activities, bouncy houses, games, free giveaways and so much more. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. For questions call (310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.
Runners take your mark
The El Segundo Council of Parent Teacher Associations 27th annual Run for Education 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run. Both courses are USATF certified featuring electronic chip timing. Register at esrun4education.com. 8 a.m. El Segundo High School, 640 Main St., El Segundo. For questions email email@example.com. Volunteer and follow us on Facebook @esrun4education.
Sunday, April 22
Temple Beth El Sisterhood presents Bloom into Spring Garden Tour. Five extraordinary private gardens to explore. Lunch in a sixth garden with outdoor café. All on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. $45 per person. 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. For reservations and information contact Sandy at (310) 377-3043 or GardenTourPV@gmail.com.
Walk for Water
The Samburu Project Walk For Water annual fundraising event to grow awareness of the worldwide water crisis and to provide access to clean water in Kenya. Participate in a 4-mile walk or run on the Hermosa Beach Strand between the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach Piers. A celebratory pancake breakfast at American Junkie restaurant follows, with entertainment, games, raffle and prizes for top fundraisers. 8 a.m. 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For event info and registration go to thesamburuproject.org or call (310) 881-7265.
Art by the sea
Wayfarers Chapel “Art By The Sea with Poetic Expression” Art Show is held on the grounds of the chapel and is free to the public. VIP guests, Eric Wright, son of Lloyd Wright, and his wife Mary, a talented watercolor artist and activist, will be help celebrate Earth Day. Mary’s beautiful watercolor artwork will be for sale, as well as many other local artists and photographers. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5755 Palos Verdes Dr. S., Rancho Palos Verdes. Wayfarerschapel.org.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Earth Day composting presentation by expert Denise Epport of Triformis Corp. Free. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, select Events & Activities and click White Point Presentations.
Life of Jane
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most admired conservationists. 5 p.m. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 6th Street, San Pedro. $10 Adults per person. Youth 18 and under free. For tickets and information call (310) 541-7613 or pvplc.org/_events/Ticketsfilmseries.asp.
Monday, April 23
Talk about it
Families Connected Parent Chat, presented through a partnership between South Bay Families Connected and Beach Cities Health District, is a free support group open to all parents to provide an opportunity to discuss shared parenting challenges. Led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. Suite 102, Redondo Beach. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information. No registration required.
The cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach recently received a grant to improve Aviation Blvd. (from Rosecrans to PCH). Provide input on the design elements you’d like to see reflected in our cities’ streets and to help guide future community improvement projects. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach. No Cost. No registration required.
Tuesday, April 24
Join in for a free night of bingo with the special needs young adults of the Friendship Foundation. Make new friends and lasting bonds while playing bingo and enjoying dinner. 5 – 6:30 p.m. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions and membership information call (310) 318-0280 or visit hermosabch.org.
Wednesday, April 25
Oodles of origami
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Without cutting, painting, or drawing, origami masters can turn paper into intricate masterpieces with a few basic folds. You can become an origami artist by coming to the library to learn how to make your very own origami art from Ms. Penny Hasegawa. For grades 3 to 8. 4 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595.
The Shape of Water. Noon. Suggested donation is $1. Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions and membership information call (310) 318-0280 or visit hermosabch.org.
by Judy Rae