South Bay Community Calendar 4-4-19

Thursday, April 4

Money matters

The Social Security Administration warns that 73 percent of Americans will retire broke, with  less than $10,000 in savings (including their Social Security benefits). Lou Duncan shares tips on how to prevent this, along with the importance of saving for retirement with tax-free plans. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free to MB chamber members or $20 non-members. Register at

PV Neighbors Club

The Palos Verdes Peninsula New Neighbors Club is a social and charitable women’s organization open to all new and current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. General meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. For more info visit

Help stop human trafficking

Ten Thousand Villages is hosting a program on what each of us can do to fight modern-day slavery. Free. 7 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For additional information and to RSVP, contact Gerald Fleury at

Easy Reader food critic

Richard Foss talks about food and art with a side of education at the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA). 6 – 7:30 p.m. 208 Main St., El Segundo. Free. RSVP on eventbrite/Seven Gifts From Southern California Kitchens To The World.

Friday, April 5

Challah friday

Make delicious homemade Challah to bring home for Shabbat. Try a different Challah recipe each month, including egg, whole wheat, gluten free, water and chocolate chips. $18 per class. Includes everything you’ll need to make a delicious batch of Challah. For information contact Sara Mintz or call (310) 241-4999. RSVP at

First Friday in the village

On the first Friday of each month, Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. and offer special pricing and events. Live music by Retrofit at 1799 S. Catalina, Redondo Beach. Visit for future sales and events.

Saturday, April 6

Save a life

The Beach Cities Health District and Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) present first Aid, CPR and AED training,. Ern a 2-year certificate. Free to all residents and employees of the Beach Cities. To register contact Jeanne at with your full name, phone number, email, and home address. Only 30 participants per class. Repeat every month on the first Saturday until Dec. 7. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1601 North Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach.

Ocean STEM

Join The SEA Lab for a variety of STEM activities to help your family to get involved in ocean science. Learn about adaptations of marine animals, the properties of water, touch real sea life, and more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The SEA Lab, 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. Contact Adrianne at (310) 318-7438 or for more info.

PV disaster preparedness

Join Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi for a discussion focusing on preparedness, communication, and evacuation in the case of a natural disaster. Presentations from the California Office of Emergency Services, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Southern California Earthquake Center, and Southern California Edison. 10 a.m. Los Verdes Golf Course, Vista Ballroom, 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more info or to RSVP online visit or call (310) 375-0691.

West Point Preserve family storytime

Monthly hands-on science activities, children’s literature, and art projects introduce wildlife, with live animals occasionally included. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Free. For questions and to RSVP call (310) 541-7613 or visit

Yaneva Memorial Beach Tennis Tourney

The 2nd annual Jesse Yaneva Memorial Beach Tennis Tournament. Check in times will be posted. Final deadline for all registrations Thursday, April 4 at 10 p.m. Sign up online at

We are family

Naturalists will guide a walk through restored woodland habitat to reveal a unique variety of wildlife during the Family Nature Walk. 11 a.m. George F. Canyon Nature Center & Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling HIlls Estates. Free. Wear comfortable shoes. For questions and to RSVP call (310) 541-7613 or visit

Botanic Garden party

The South Coast Botanic Garden along with the Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes presents an Art Walk. Artist demonstrations. On Sunday, enjoy the Garden Volunteer and Kids Club Art Exhibit which will showcase the work of Garden Volunteers and our Kids Club participants. No RSVP required. Free with membership or general admission to the garden. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit

Cactus & succulents

For two days Francis Young Hall will overflow with thousands of sculptural, rare, colorful and beautiful cacti and succulents at the South Coast Botanic Garden Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale. Society members and growers will be on hand to help you select plants which best meet your needs—indoors or outdoors and for drought-tolerant landscapes. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 544-1948 or visit

Sunday, April 7

All aboard

The Southern California Live Steamers Mini-Train rides at Wilson Park. Free (Donations accepted.)  Train rides are offered on the first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave.,Torrance. For more info visit or

Rain Barrels at Mira CostaConserve

Help conserve water with a free rain barrel. Participants must register in advance. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mira Costa HIgh School, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Rain barrels are distributed on a first come, first served basis. No walk-ins will be allowed. Registration does not guarantee a rain barrel. Learn how to register at or call (310) 371-4633.

Monday, April 8

Genetics cancer consultant

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents Brandon Franklin, PhD, genetic consultant.  Franklin’s presentation will focus on examining family history to gauge lifetime risk for multiple types of cancer. The role of genes in interpreting risk will also be discussed. Work with a genetic specialist to determine if genetic testing would be appropriate. Advance registration required. 5:30 – 7 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit

Music storytime in Redondo

Musical play with Ni Hao Storytime. 11 – 11:30 a.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free. For questions call (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs. For updated information visit


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