South Bay Community Calendar 4-25-19
Thursday, April 25
1736 fund raiser
Las Candalistas Annual Spring Fundraiser benefiting 1736 House, Community’s Child, Trinity and KidsCare Hospice. This year’s theme is California Dreamin’ and will be held at the beautiful Catalina View Gardens. Live panel of speakers that made their California dreams come true. Shopping opportunities at Las Candalistas Creations, Gourmet Pantry and Garden Shop as well as many boutique vendors, silent auction items and a chance to win an experiential trip for two in California. Sample Catalina View Wines or a local craft beer from the Strand Brewing Co. while you enjoy a gourmet lunch by Chef Dora. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Catalina View Gardens, 6001 Palos Verdes Drive S., Rancho Palos Verdes. Tickets $75 (limited availability). To make reservations online visit lascandalistas.org. Pick up reserved tickets at the entrance.
Wings of Freedom
Experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour at Zamperini Field, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. See original WWII warbirds up close with walk-through tours of restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator, and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp. Take flight aboard one of the aircrafts for an incredible flight experience. Ground and walk through tour times 2 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28. Admission $15 adults/$5 children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted free. Book a flight today by calling (800) 568-8924. Visit collingsfoundation.org/event/torrance-ca/.
Friday, April 26
Big Wave Challenge awards
South Bay Boardriders Club and the Hermosa Beach Historical society host a reception for the 2019 Surfer Walk of Fame inductees, followed by Big Wave Challenge Awards, high school surf league awards and SB Boardriders contest series awards. Brad Jacobson’s film “Chasing Lions,” featuring film from the recent winter will be screened following the awards. 5 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. awards. $10. Tickets available at the door and at SouthBayBoardriders.com. Hermosa Beach Museum/Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Downtown Manhattan sidewalk sale
Downtown Manhattan Beach is home to over 150 retailers, including children’s, men’s, women’s, home furnishings, art galleries, and more. Spend for everyone on your list, and yourself, just steps away from the picturesque Manhattan Beach Pier. Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit Downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Surfer Walk of Fame inductions
Shaper Pat Ryan, former pro surfers Liz Benevidez and Ronnie Garner and The Beach Boys will be inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame on Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza at 11 a.m. Spyder Fest, featuring live music and surf industry vendors will continue into the early evening.
Saturday, April 27
The 13th annual Spyder Surf Fest. Lots of celebrated athletes, brands, fashion, music, giveaways, and more. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Pier Plaza, downtown Hermosa Beach. Musical acts Jamisen Jarvis, Kevin Sousa, special guests Little Dume, Park Wild, Dylan Rouda, Alinea and Good Vibe. Kevin Sousa will be the MC. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the festivities will continue with the official after-party at Watermans Restaurant in Hermosa Beach to celebrate the surf industry along with the new Surfers’ Walk of Fame inductees. For additional information visit spydersurf.com.
Richstone walk for kids
The 32nd annual Richstone Family Center Walk Pier to Pier Walk raises funds for kids in troubled homes. The 3.6 mile walk starts at the Manhattan Beach Pier and proceeds along The Strand to the Hermosa pier, then back to the Manhattan pier. Check In 7:30 a.m., Pet Parade 7:45 a.m., opening ceremony and awards 8 a.m., walk starts 8:30 a.m. $30 per person, includes a commemorative T-shirt. Registration on walk day $35. Kids 3 and under free. Sign up at richstonefamily.org/walk or call (310) 970-1921.
Redondo Ed Foundation Gala
The Redondo Beach Ed Foundation Rock’n Spring Gala will feature Identity Theft, and live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. – midnight. The Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $150 per person. For tickets and information visit rbef.ejoinme.org/tickets.
The Hermosa Garden Club Annual Plant Sale & Raffle sale provides funds for environmental, conservation, and educational contributions. Outdoor plants, crafts & jewelry, baked goods, trash-2-treasures, and this year Diane’s Garden Accessories. Raffle at noon. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free to attend. Visit hermosagardenclub.org.
Beach Cities Health District’s Moai groups share healthy activities with friends. Moai groups are free and meet monthly or weekly in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach. Register online at bchd.org/moai. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave. (second floor), Redondo Beach. Register at bchd.org/moai.
Monday, April 29
The 30th annual Seahorse Classic benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Golf, helicopter ball drop, long putt contest, barbecue lunch, dinner, silent and live auctions and raffle. 8 a.m. PV Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. For reservation contact Patty Ochi Reservation Chairman at (310) 971-3866. Seahorseclassic.com.
by Judy Rae