Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 5-16-19

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Manhattan Beach Police Chief Derrick Abell, Manhattan Firefighter Captain Jim Muth and Los Angeles County Lifeguard John Lombardo dodge water pistols at last year’s Tour de Pier. The popular fundraiser returns to the Manhattan Beach Pier Sunday. Opening ceremonies are at 8:15. For more information visit TourDePier.com. Photo by Kevin Cody

Thursday, May 16

Redondo fresh

A big selection of organic and exotic fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods and more. The Redondo Beach Farmers Market is located in front of Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information call (310) 372-1171, ext 2252.


Enjoy Beach Cities Health District’s free guided meditation and learn to reduce stress and improve your memory. 6 – 8 p.m. St. Cross Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach. Register online at bchd.org/mindfulness.


Toddlers 18-36 months and their caregivers join in a fun storytime full of songs, rhymes, stories, and movement. Free. Limited to 40 individuals because this Storytime is so popular, they have initiated a line-up system at the front, double doors of the Library. Numbered passes will be handed out in the lobby starting at 10 a.m. The age and numbered limit will be followed.

First come, first served. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, Children’s Storytime Room, 1st Floor, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach.                                     

Friday, May 17

Tales in music

Extraordinary Tales in Music featuring the music of William E. Doyle, composer/director. The concert begins with a Monologue from a young Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49). He’s just been dismissed from the University of Virginia because of his drinking and gambling debts. Poe takes us on his literary journey to places he had only read about — and we discover what a wild and vivid imagination he has. 8 p.m. Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Tickets $21/$10. Purchase tickets at centerforthearts.org or by calling (800) 832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For info call Center for the Arts at (310) 329-5345 or email artstickets@elcamino.edu.

Family night

Watch Disney’s Incredibles 2 screens on the Redondo Beach Pier. Free. Bring a low-back beach chair or blanket. 7:30 – 10 p.m. The Boardwalk at Redondo Beach Pier (below Kincaid’s), 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Visit redondopier.com for future movie schedule.

Military band and exhibits

The City of Torrance hosts its 60th consecutive Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. To kick start the weekend celebration two free concerts are held at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. For ticket information contact the box office at (310) 781-7171. Tickets are free and are on a first come, first serve basis. Limit of 4 tickets per adult. Military exhibits will be on display at Del Amo Fashion Center from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The outdoor exhibits will be in the Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot east of the Lifestyle Wing, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. For more information and an event schedule visit torranceca.gov/our-city/armed-forces-day-celebration.

Saturday, May 18

Open house & CPR

The El Segundo Fire Department free-of-charge, hands on, CPR certification classes on Super CPR Saturday. The certifications are offered in three different sessions at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at El Segundo Fire Station No.1. To sign up for the classes Visit supercpr2019.eventbrite.com. In addition, the El Segundo Fire Station will open its doors to the community with station tours, complimentary refreshments, food and photo opportunities. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For the kids, there will be obstacle courses, an engine with ladder and the chance to meet the firefighters that serve the city. El Segundo Fire Station No. 1, 314 Main St., El Segundo.

Run for freedom

Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom in tribute to Louis Zamperini. 8 a.m. Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. Some 2,500 participants expected. Complete info at Torrancechamber.com/5K.


The 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade begins at Crenshaw Boulevard and traveling west on Torrance Boulevard to Madrona Avenue. Torrance’s Armed Forces Day Parade has the distinction of being the nation’s longest running military parade sponsored by any city. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. It ends approximately at 3:30 p.m. For more info visit torranceca.gov.

Walk for water

The Walk 4 Water celebrates how fortunate we are to have clean water while extending a hand to those who lack access to clean, safe water. The 3 mile trek symbolically represents that made by women and children daily, as they search for water in Uganda. When you register to Walk 4 Water, you will be directly supporting the drilling of a deepwater well in the remote Eastern Ugandan Village of Manyanya. Check in at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. American Martyrs School Field, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. Adults: $25. Children 12 and under: $15 (includes t-shirt). For information and to register visit w4ki.org/events/manhattan-beach.

The power of peace

Good World Power of Peace festival. Live music, In Tent Talks, Art, Yoga, peace talks, food, and more. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All ages. All day. Free. On the Beach next to the Hermosa Beach Pier. Need more info? Visit GWPOP.org.

Code blue

Come watch the health movie Code Blue redefining the practice of medicine. Change your habits to live a longer, healthier life. Free. 3 p.m. cooking demo by Shayda Solemani. Everyone is welcome. South Bay Advent Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Register at WouthBayChurch.net. For questions call (310) 214-3123.


A May outdoor extravaganza benefit & fiesta to honor our Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Children and Volunteers who lives have been forever changed by the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Music, feast, a big splash and more. Beach chic attire. Questions? Contact Katie Shea:  katie@jimmymillerfoundation.org. VIP reception at 6 p.m. General admission at 7 p.m.

The Whitehead Home, 1130 Ronda Drive, Manhattan Beach. For tickets and information visit  jimmymillerfoundation.org.

Camping in Polliwog Park

Bring the 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 houses, 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-recreaction. For questions call (310) 802-5000.

Shred it

Waste Management, in partnership with the City of Manhattan Beach, paper document shredding event for Spring. The event is open to Manhattan Beach residents and businesses only. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Mira Costa High School Parking Lot, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Sunday, May 19

Fishing in Polliwog Park

Families are invited to Polliwog Park Pond to participate in the 36th Annual Fishing Derby. Free. Fun for the whole family. 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 questions call David Ibarra, REC Program Supervisor at (310) 802-5419 or Parks and Recreation Dept. (310) 802-5448.

Ladies car care

Ladies Car Care 101 with Megan Abbott is a two hour class for all ages of women. Learn routine checks, identify what’s under the hood and understand what to do when something goes wrong. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. General tickets $15. Purchase tickets at  automobiledrivingmuseum.org. For questions call (310) 909-0950.

Tour de Pier

The 7th annual Tour de Pier fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities, stationary cycling, to the outdoors of Manhattan Beach. Race inplace with an ocean view. The South Bay’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin participants through a session with energizing music, excitement and energy. In addition to the cycling portion of the Tour de Pier, the event includes a free Health & Fitness Expo, with ongoing music and entertainment, sampling of healthy food and beverages, as well as interactive health & fitness booths. Little ones can enjoy the Cardio Kids Zone with tot-sized stationary bikes, games, moon bounces and more. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 8:15 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 473-5121 or tourdepier.com.



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