Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 5-10-18

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Sunday, May 20
Tour de Pier
The 6th Annual Tour de Pier brings stationary cycling to the Manhattan Beach pier. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes overlooking the pier and ocean. Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) is seeking volunteers to help with the tour. Sign up or volunteer at tourdepier.com. Or email Meli@cancersupportredondobeach.org or call (310) 376-3550. Proceeds benefit CSCRB, The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and The Uncle Kory Foundation for Brain Cancer. Photo by Steve Gaffney (SteveGaffney.com) 

Thursday, May 10

Jane’s Walks

Inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities and use walking to connect with other residents. Each walk is about 1.5 miles and takes between 1 hour – 1.5 hours to complete. 6:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Historical Walk starts at Hermosa Valley School, 1645 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Space is limited, register online at bchd.org/streetsforall.

Friday, May 11

South Bay Women’s conference

The Board of the South Bay Business Women’s Association (SBBWA) 5th Annual South Bay Business Women’s Conference. Bringing together a dynamic group of local women and men to participate in an inspirational event centered on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue educational opportunities. This year’s conference will include keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, a delicious plated lunch, plus many opportunities to connect with other business people, including a robust array of participating boutiques and vendors. 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at southbaywomensconference.com.

Saturday, May 12

Time for namaste

Free yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier. 2nd Saturday of each month. 10 – 11 a.m. On the octagon, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.

Desalination

Learn about the proposed Ocean Water Desalination project and the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Richmond Street Elementary Auditorium, 615 Richmond Street El Segundo. Free. For more information call (310) 660-6228 visit westbasin.org/desal.

Bike Tour of Long Beach

Join MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach’s Tour of Long Beach, a premier cycling fundraising event for pediatric cancer programs at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center. The event offers four routes: 30 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and a free 5-mile Family Fun Ride. All routes end at the Finish Line Festival with food trucks, beer garden and much more. Sponsorship opportunities available. 6 a.m. Race starts at Shoreline Drive and Linden Ave., Long Beach. To register or donate, visit touroflongbeach.com.

Save a pooch

PoochParamedic.com, in partnership with the Redondo Beach Police Foundation’s K-9 Team, invite you to register for an inaugural, hands-on, interactive training course that will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to administer life-saving services to your pet in case of an emergency. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99 includes training materials, a 3-Year Canine CPR and First Aid Training Certification, and a book Pet First Aid & Disaster Response Guide. Registration required, no walk-ins please. The City of Redondo Beach Police Department Vincent Street Annex, 200 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For additional information and registration, call PoochParamedic.com at (424) 903-5824 or visit the website at local.nixle.com/alert/6529188/?sub_id=417692.

Third Annual Beer and Wine Fest

Beach Cities Beer & Wine Festival will offer guests the opportunity to taste over 20 local craft brews and fine wines in an oceanfront venue. Restaurants will also be serving a variety of food samples. 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bay Club, 849 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach.

 

Every Saturday Year Round

Make it and take it

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Make It & Take It Kids Craft Class. Free. Supplies provided. 10 – 11 a.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. For more information call (310) 726-4128 or visiti beaches.lacounty.gov.

Jane’s Walks

Inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities and use walking to connect with other residents. Each walk is about 1.5 miles and takes between 1 hour – 1.5 hours to complete. Today, there are two walks:  10 a.m. Redondo Beach Harbor Walk, Redondo Landing, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach Pier (underneath Barney’s Beanery). 1:30 p.m. Nature in Our Community, Alta Vista Park (in front of the baseball fields), 874 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach. Space is limited, register online at bchd.org/streetsforall.

Sunday, May 13

MD rides and wines

Car rides and wine tasting for Mother’s Day at the Automobile Driving Museum. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $10 per person. $8 for seniors. 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. To purchase tickets go to automobiledrivingmuseum.org or call (310) 909-0950. Must be 21 and over to drink!

Music and Moms

Treat your mom to a Mother’s Day concert that the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will present to you. Magnificent Melodies will be played outdoors on the meadow at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tickets are free with a garden admission, in advance at southcoastbotanicgarden.org or at the door. Adults $9, Seniors $6, Children $4, Students $6 and toddlers are free. Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket or a beach chair for outdoor seating. No alcohol is allowed but snacks, beer and wine will be for sale. For information call the Garden at (310) 544-1948 or visit pvsband.org.

Tuesday, May 15

We Beheld Once Again the Stars

In Southern California, the beauty of the natural world is but a short ways away, whether it be the ocean, the mountains, or the desert. But some of the greatest beauty is right above our heads– the night sky. Come to a special program at the Manhattan Beach Library on astronomy, in which Salem Emara, a Solar System Ambassador from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), will help us explore and understand the Universe. 7 – 8 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595.

Friday, May 18

Thru Sunday, May 20

Sophisticated Snoop 2018

American Martyrs Parent Association 45th Annual Home Tour. View six fascinating homes. Tickets $35. American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. Questions call (310) 545-8559 or visit americanmartyrsschool.org.

Saturday May 26 Through Monday, May 31 Hundreds of arts and crafts exhibitied along with hundreds of people at the Hermosa Beach Memorial and Labor Day weekend fiestas. The three day event also features live music, a food court and a beer garden. Photo by Kevin Cody

Saturday, May 19

Let’s go camping

Bring the whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. Throughout Polliwog Park and Begg Field, children and parents can enjoy an amazing outdoor space to play and exercise. After setting up your tent, join in family games, bounce house, and arts and crafts projects organized by recreation leaders. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner and a movie. On Sunday morning, join in on the annual Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. Fee includes breakfast, dinner, camp activities and refreshments. Check in at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The fun continues until Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, camp schedule and registration, visit citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/family-campout-and-movie-in-the-park.

Wellness Expo

Highland Avenue will host dozens of wellness experts and artists displaying their work. Stroll the avenue, learn the latest in health and fitness, and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, visit northmb.info/events.html. The Art Walk will take place on Highland Ave. between 30 and 40 Streets in Manhattan Beach.

Jimmy Miller BeneFiesta!

2018 Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation BeneFiesta, an outdoor extravaganza benefit and fiesta to honor our Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Children and Volunteers whose lives have been forever changed by the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Beach Chic attire. Music, art and dining under the stars at a beautiful Manhattan Beach Home. $250 per person. eventbrite.com. 

Sunday, May 20

Tour de Pier

The 6th Annual Tour de Pier brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities, stationary cycling, to the gorgeous outdoors. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through five 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. In addition to cycling, there will be a free Health & Fitness Expo, a Cardio Kids Fun Zone with games and activities as well as entertainment. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand. For more information and to register visit tourdepier.com.

Sister Cities Tri Cities Fundraiser

The 15th Annual Sister Cities Fundraising afternoon offers scrumptious food, extensive tequila selection, silent/live auction, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the people and cultural exchange programs. Tickets $25 and available online at HB-Sistercity.org. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ortega 120, 1814 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Ortega120.com.

35th Annual Fishing Derby

Families are invited to Polliwog Park Pond to participate in the 35th Annual Fishing Derby. This is a free event and fun for the whole family. All fishing is catch and release and only side casting will be allowed. Registration 7:45 a.m., fishing 8 – 10 a.m., Awards 10 – 10:30 a.m. Polliwog Park Pond, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For question call David Ibarra, REC Program Supervisor at (310) 802-5448 or Parks and Recreation Dept. (310) 802-5448.

Thursday thru September 6

Concerts at Metlox

Free live music at Metlox Manhttan Beach. Bring a blanket or chair. Convenient metered parking in the Metlox structure. 2 – 4 p.m. 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a band line-up visit metloxmb.com/events.

Saturday, May 26
Woodies picnic
Classic woodies, vintage surfboards and their owners will gather for their annual summer picnic at the Automotive Driving Museum. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pictured above with a woodie in Makaha, Hawaii, are Frank Grannis, Paul Strauch, Marge, Candy and Robin Calhoun in a photo by pioneer surf photographer Don James.

 

 

Saturday May 26

Thru Monday, May 30

Fiesta Hermosa

Arts & crafts, two live music stages, beer garden, food court, and rides have made Hermosa’s Memorial Day (and Labor Day) fiesta a popular event in Southern California. Free offsite parking. Visit HBChamber.net for band line-ups, parking locations and more. Questions call (310) 376-0951.

Saturday,  May 26

Woodies Picnic

Classic woodies and a display of vintage surfboards return to the Automotive Driving Museum for the Woodies car show and picnic. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $15. Tickets visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org or call (310) 909-0950.  

Seaside Lagoon reopens

The Seaside Lagoon is open daily through the summer, beginning today! Swim in the protected saltwater lagoon. A children’s play area, snack bar, barbeque pits and tables for parties are also available. 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. daily through September 3. For questions call the Lagoon at (310) 318-0681.

Every Saturday year round

Shore fishing

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors is offering an introductions to shore fishing class. Free. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost. Anglers typically catch surf perch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard shark. All ages are welcome. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a an adult. Anyone over 16 years of age must present a valid California fishing license to participate. 9 – 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting) Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. Call to pre-register (310) 726-4128. Visit beaches.lacounty.gov for a complete list of activities.

Monday, May 28

Thru Friday, June 1

National Senior Health & Fitness Week

In celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Beach Cities Health District Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) will be offering free exercise classes, health assessments, screenings and educational lectures. For more information and to register, call the CHF front desk at (310) 374-3426 ext. 147. Beach Cities Health District 2nd Floor, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Free. bchd.org.

Pinewood Derby

The City of Manhattan Beach and Friends of Senior & Scout Community Center host a Community Pinewood Derby race, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the original Pinewood Derby which ran its first race right in Manhattan Beach. Pick up a fresh kit or dig your old car out of the closet and race your own car. Bring friends and family. Food and live music. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Joslyn Center and The Scout House, 1601 N. Valley, Manhattan Beach. To register and more info visit citymb.info/PinewoodDerby.

RB Memorial services

Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park near the Redondo Pier honors to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Keynote speaker is Captain Charlene Downey, USCG, Captain of the Port of LA/Long Beach. Music provided by Redondo High Wind Ensemble and commentary by local elected officials.1 – 2 p.m. Followed by BBQ at adjacent Elks Lodge # 1378. Veterans Park, 300 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Free. For information call (310) 993-4637 or visit RBVeteransMemorial.com.

Wednesday, May 30

Redondo Beach Sportfishing Pier Workshop

The City of Redondo Beach is hosting a workshop to obtain community input for future replacement of the King Harbor Sportfishing Pier. 6 – 8:30 p.m. City Library, upstairs meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Check the survey discussed. For questions and additional information on the meeting, contact Geraldine Trivedi in the Public Works Department at geraldine.trivedi@redondo.org or (310) 318-0661 x2036.

Thursday, May 31

Little Pink House at Peninsula Regal theater

Two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote) stars in “Little Pink House,” about which syndicated columnist George Will wrote, “Little Pink House” will win the Oscar for best picture if Hollywood’s political preening contains even a scintilla of sincerity about speaking truth to power.” 7:30 p.m. Producers Ted and Courtney Balaker, who developed the movie while living in Redondo Beach, will be present at the screening. “Little Pink Houses” tell the story of New London, Connecticut, resident Susette Kelo, who sued her city in 1997 to prevent it from condemning her home for private development. $12. Tug.com. LittlePinkHouseMovie.com.

Meet the Grunions

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents “Meet the Grunion” program. The Aquarium will open at 8 p.m. and a film on grunions begins at 9 p.m. in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Prior to the predicted run, everyone will gather on the beach to await the grunion. Grunions are small sardine-size fish of the silversides family, which are one of the few fish species in the world that actually come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches. They are found from central California through Baja California, with Cabrillo Beach being one of the better places to observe the fish. During April and May grunions may be observed, but not captured. The program cost is $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students, and children. Warm clothing is recommended. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Need more info? Call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.

Friday, June 1

Every Friday thru June

Movie Nights on the Pier

The Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association presents Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Beach Pier every Friday in June. This free event series is presented by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach and will feature family-friendly movies. 8 – 10 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a lineup of movie nights and other fun stuff to do on the pier, visit redondopier.com/directory.

Saturday, June 2

DogFest LA

Grab a leash and join the fun at this dog-friendly community fundraiser, benefiting Canine Companions for Independence and the mission of providing highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities free of charge. Registration is free. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. cci.org/DogFestLosAngeles.

Saturday, June 9

MB  Wine auction

The Manhattan Wine Auction, now in its 24th year, is the largest charity wine auction in Southern California and offers nearly 2,000 guests the best in food and wine. Proceeds benefit Manhattan Beach public schools. 4 – 11 p.m. Manhattan Country Coub, 1330 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach. $300 per person. Tickets at Manhattanwineauction.com or call (310) 303-3342.

Sponsor a child

Sponsor a Child with Cancer at the Annual “Champions Run for Life” Torch Run. Sponsor a pediatric cancer or blood disorder patient from the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. The Torch Run is an Olympic-style relay race filled with uplifting moments as patient “champions” carry a torch — a symbol of hope for a cure — as they walk, run, wheel or are carried through a one-eighth mile celebratory lap. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Visit torchrunonline.org or call (562) 933-8600 for more information.

Friday, June 15

Home & Health Expo

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Home & Health Expo. This two day event offers insight on how to revitalize your home and rejuvenate your health. Fitness classes, nutritional demos, sustainable design ideas, and more. 50+ vendors. Family friendly event for a healthy mind, body and lifestyle. All for Free! Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Manhattan Beach National Guard Armory, 3601 Bell Avenue, Manhattan Beach. For additional information visit manhattanbeachchamber.com/.

Saturday, June 16

Begg Pool Kickoff Party

Meet the Manhattan beach summer aquatics staff and have a fun day in the sun. Water games, water balloon toss, swimming, and music. Free. No food will be provided, so bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or (310) 802-5429. citymb.info.

Thursday, June 21

Hermosa Arts Foundation

Celebrate 65 years of entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse and Community Center. Highlighting the impact the HAF has had in our community, recognizing supporters, introduction the new scholarship program, and celebrating the resurgence in local arts. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Angeleo at (310)  374-9767 or visit hermosaarts.org.

Saturday, June 23

Festival of the Arts

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the first South Bay Festival of the Arts. Live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts & crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival. Local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food/drinks for purchase during the Festival. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. For information and registration visit eventbrite.com.

Sunday, June 24

HB Triathlon

The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is comprised of a 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run. The swim takes place in the ocean on the south side of the pier, the bike is along Pier Avenue, Valley, Ardmore and 2nd Street, and the run goes north into Manhattan Beach along the beach path. 7 – 10 a.m. Hermosa Beach Pier, 1 Pier Avenue. Get the details at  dayatthebeachtri.com/triathlon-event-info/.

Wednesday, July 4

Redondo Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon

Celebrate Independence Day at the City of Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks at Seaside Lagoon! Our community event offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a front row seat for this year’s Fireworks Spectacular. Enjoy all day supervised swimming and activities at the Seaside Lagoon featuring water slides, fountains and plenty of beach sand. Seating at the Seaside Lagoon is first come first served so arrive early with your beach blankets, chairs and small umbrellas. 2 – 10 p.m. The Seaside Lagoon will open at 2 p.m., the fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. and you can stay and enjoy the music until 10 p.m. while the traffic lets out. Seaside Lagoon, 137 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Tickets are $15 – $30 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/seaside-lagoon-4th-of-july-fireworks-celebration-tickets.

Hermosa Iron Man

The 44th Annual Iron Hermosa Beach Ironman is not your usual ironman. Hundreds of competitors and an equal number of spectators will be gathered on the sand early Wednesday morning for the traditional 4th of July event that combines athletic endurance and drinking stamina. Contestants will run a mile on the sand, paddle a mile in the ocean, and then do their best to drink – and hold down – six cans of beer. On the beach, somewhere in North Hermosa.

Relay for Life

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s. Join to save lives from cancer. 10 a.m. Lincoln Elementary School, 2223 Plant Ave., Redondo Beach. For more information contact Kimberlee Smith at (310) 346-8968 or Kimberlee.smith@cancer.org. alz.org/socal.

Wednesday, August 1

Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner

The Medal of Valor recognizes Los Angeles County Lifeguards for arts of heroism in the line of duty. The program is sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and was first awarded in 1981. Presented to the honorees at the Surf Festival kickoff dinner prior to the annual International Surf Festival. 6:30 – 10 p.m. Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $20 For questions call dave Story at (310) 619-4291. eventbrite.com.

Saturday, August 4

First Aid and CPR/AED training

Learn how to save a life with Beach Cities Health District and Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Get certified for First Aid, CPR and AED Training, and earn a 2 year certificate. To register for this event contact Jeanne at: 1certtraining@gmail.com with your full name, phone number, email, and home address. Maximum 30 participants per class.  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Sign up early, classes get full fast!

Saturday, August 11

Bite at the Beach

Bite at the Beach highlight culinary delights from aroun the South Bay and the many local craft breweries. Guests recieve a plate and glass a the entrance. This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations. 2 – 6 p.m. The MBS Media Campus, 1600 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Manhattanbeachchamber.com.

Saturday, September 1

Thru Monday, September 3

Fiesta Hermosa

Since 1972, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the ”largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California”. Over 300 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach, California. With the ocean as a backdrop, Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for a summer festival, with temperatures of 80 degrees and balmy sea breezes. 10 a.m. – 6p.m. Downtown Hermosa Beach. Check the website for music line-ups, parking and shuttle locations and more at fiestahermosa.net.

 

 

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