South Bay Community Calendar 4-26-18
Friday, April 27
Prostheses, Wigs and Things
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Monica Kahn, founder of Helen’s Room. The pros and cons, along with the care of breast prostheses, mastectomy bras, hats, scarves, turbans and wigs will be discussed. Kahn founded Helen’s Room twenty years ago to provide free products and services for cancer patients going through treatment to improve their appearance and lift their spirits. 1 – 2 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A healthy lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Friends of the Torrance Library Book Sale weekend. Friday will be members pre-sale from 2 – 6 p.m. Saturday will be the public sale from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday will be the bag sale from 1 – 4 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. There will be special collections of Agatha Christie Mysteries, The Popular Educator circa 1938 and a large collection of books about World War II. Join the Friends for only $5. For more information, call (310) 781-7595. Proceeds support adult and children’s programs and new free online classes. Friendsofthetorrancelibrary.org.
The 18th Annual Mira Costa All Media Art Show in partnership with Hermosa Beach Artist Collective. Categories of artwork will include painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. Music and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend. 5 – 7 p.m. Resin Gallery, 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. Hbartistcollective.org.
Surfer’s Film Fest
“Chasing Waves” and the Big Wave Challenge Awards will take place in the Hermosa Beach Community Theater at 7 p.m. The theater events will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. for the 2018 Surfer Walk of Fame inductees in the Historical Museum, where an exhibit of South Bay surf photos by Mike Balzer and Steve Gaffney will be on exhibit. Presented by the Historical Society and the South Bay Boardriders Club. 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. For more information, call the Community Resources at (310) 378-0280.
Free Yoga classes on the beach every Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. Dress warm. Bring a towel and water. beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-youth-center.
Saturday, April 28
Walk for a reason
The 31st Annual Pier to Pier Walk a Thon invites you to bring your friends, family and furry companions to this true hometown event to raise funds for one of the South Bay’s most beloved charities, The Richstone Family Center. Register today and take steps to prevent child abuse. Check in at 7:30 a.m., festivities start at 8 a.m. Sign up at RistoneWalk.org. For questions email Allison Tanaka, email@example.com.
More than a plant sale
The Garden Club of Hermosa annual Plant Sale is more than an indoor-outdoor plant sale. It has raffle tickets for items donated by local businesses. In addition, they offer trash to treasures, recycled jewelry, recycled books and crafts, plus much more. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Clark Building, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Funds raised from the Plant Sale go to support public gardens and conservation groups. hermosagardenclub.org.
Cars on display
The 43rd Annual Vette Set Car Show. DJ, food, vendors, raffle, silent auction, and goodie bags. 8 a.m. Spectators are free. Ruby’s Diner, 245 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For information contact John Tully at (310) 378-4062 or visit thevetteset.com.
Free and open to City of Manhattan Beach residents and businesses. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mira Costa High School Parking Lot, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Wm.com.
Yogananda Fest is an inspiring day-long festival celebrating and sharing the teachings of the great Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Inspiring classes, guided meditations, yoga, vegetarian food, devotional music, spiritual community, and special keynote speakers, Swamis Jyotish and Devi on Be the Change. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free admission. Torino Festival Plaza, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. To register go to eventbrite.com, yogananda Fest 2018.
Surfer Walk of Fame inductions
Surfer’s Walk of Fame Weekend honoring Kip Jerger, Scott Daley and Candice “Candy” Woodward. The Inductions start at 11 a.m. on Pier Plaza, downtown Hermosa Beach. After the ceremony enjoy the Spyder Surf Fest with live music, fashion show, raffles, games and free stuff at surf industry booths 12 p.m. at Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach. For more information, call the Community Resources (310) 378-0280.
A beginners workshop of art-broidery. $24 per person. Limited spaces available. All materials and supplies provided. 1 – 3 p.m. Lou&Grey, The Point, 830 s. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Light refreshments will be served. Register by emailing Register@stacywonghandmade.com.
The Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival featuring 20 breweries, 5 bands, unlimited tastings and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass. Food will be available for purchase. Advance tickets are $50 each or $60 at the door. Attendees must be 21+. 2 – 7 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. For information and ticket purchase, brewlagoonfest.com.
South Bay favorites, Andy & Renee perform their beloved Bob Dylan set at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery. 3 p.m. Malaga Cove Library Gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Free. For questions call (310) 377-9584.
Experience Destination: Art’s first big art exhibition of 2018, “Spring Fling.” Art lovers, interior designers, and home and garden enthusiasts are invited to the Gala Public Reception. This event can help you explore your “personal art signature” as you begin, or enhance, the use of art in your home. 4 – 7 p.m. Destination: Art, 1815 W. 213th St., Torrance. For questions call (310) 742-3192 or visit destination-art.net.
Sunday, April 29
You can do this
No woodworking experience? No worries! You’ll be taught the skills, and you’ll leave with a finished project you can proudly say you made yourself. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is! Use Rockler’s Signmaker’s Templates and a plunge router to make a sign you’ll be proud to display or give as a gift. $35 fee includes wood blank for sign. 12 – 3 p.m. Rockler Woodworking, 20028 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. Sign up at evensi.us/build-custom-torrance-rockler-woodworking-hardware/248523121.
Full moon yoga
Enjoy yoga for all levels with Terranea’s amazing Yoga Instructor under a bright full moon. Gather on Terranea Resort’s Ocean Lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Bring your own mat. Suggested donation $20 to support the PVP Land Conservancy in honor of Earth Month. 7 p.m. Terranea, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 494-7891 or visit Terranea.com.
Monday, April 30
Pizza and poetry
Create mini-poems out of recycled items, all while enjoying an afternoon snack. 4 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. No RSVP required. For questions call (310) 545-8595 or visit colapublib.org.
Tuesday, May 1
Know your rights
South Bay Bar Association celebrates Law Day by hosting annual “Ask-A-Lawyer” program. Attorneys of varying specialties will be on hand to provide legal assistance to the public at no charge. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Torrance Superior Court, Law Library, 825 Maple Ave., Torrance. For more information, please contact Nicole at The South Bay Bar Association (310) 325-4200.
Parent child workshop
Sign up for a morning of fun and learning with your babies and toddlers. Talk to experts on early childhood literacy, development, and health while encouraging your child to learn through play and art. Enter to win an opportunity drawing. For babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Registration required. 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. To register call Kay Wantuch at (310) 379-8475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the Manhattan Beach Library’s third year in its new building with New York jazz trio The Daniel Bennett Group and cupcakes from Beckers Bakery! The Daniel Bennett Group will perform a provocative mix of jazz, avant pop, and surf rock in a special concert promoting the musicians’ latest album, “Sinking Houseboat Confusion” (Manhattan Daylight Media). 3 – 4 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call Melissa McCollum at (310) 545-8595.
Join the Diabetes Program at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center for a free diabetes
self-management class. The class will be across two separate sessions and will cover diabetes medication and management. Participants will be able to discuss blood glucose monitoring, nutritious meal planning, fitness motivation and more while learning about acute and long-term complications and skills that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Call (562) 933- 5043 to RSVP. Parking will be validated. 4 – 7 p.m. MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Pavilion, Conference Room A2, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Wednesday, May 2
Take 30 minutes to down shift and practice mindfulness techniques. The free sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. No registration needed. 5:30 – 6 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach.
by Judy Rae