Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 5-17-18

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The Annual Tour de Pier, a unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the Manhattan Beach Pier on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you would like to donate, register or find general information about this event visit tourdepier.com or call (310) 473-5121.

Thursday, May 17

Sandy brushes

Beginning drawing and watercolor art class with Cammie Richardson. Students must be 14 years or older to participate. All materials for the class will be provided. Every Thursday. Free. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. For questions call (310) 726-4128 or visit Beaches.lacounty.gov.

Friday, May 18

Sophisticated Snoop 2018

American Martyrs Parent Association’s 45th annual home tour. Today, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View six fascinating homes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Tickets $35. Questions call (310) 545-8559 or visit Americanmartyrsschool.org.

Saturday, May 19

Book sale

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library used book sale. Most hardbacks $1, paperbacks .50, and childrens books half-price. 9 a.m. – noon Teachers with i.d. get an additional 10% discount. 1309 Bard St., Hermosa Beach. Hbfol.org.

Jimmy Miller BeneFiesta!

Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation BeneFiesta, an outdoor fiesta to honor our Wounded Warriors, veterans, children and volunteers whose lives have been forever changed by Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Beach Chic attire. Music, art and dining under the stars at a beautiful Manhattan Beach home. 7-11 p.m. $250 per person. Eventbrite.com.

I love 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. Fee includes breakfast, dinner, camp activities and refreshments. Check in at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.and runs until Sunday at 10:30 a.m. pack up, clean up and head out. For additional information, camp schedule and registration, visit citymb.info.

Wellness  Expo

Stroll Highland Avenue between 30th and 40th streets and learn the latest in health and fitness and mingle with artists displaying their work. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. northmb.info/events.html.

Panel logic

Learn about creating characters, developing stories and comics terminology during this workshop. Then take your completed comic home with you to share with your friends. 11 a.m. – noon. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Registration required. Call Kay Wantuch at (310) 379-8475 or kwantuch@library.lacounty.gov.

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. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through five 50-minute sessions. In addition to cycling, there will be a free Health & Fitness Expo, a Cardio Kids Fun Zone and entertainment. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand. tourdepier.com.

Beer & Wine Fest

Over 80+ of the best of Southern California’s regional breweries, wineries and restaurants  including craft brewers from throughout the west. $75. Tasting of all beer, wine and food is unlimited, and each festival attendee receives a great souvenir glass. 1 – 5 p.m. For information and tickets at sbbeerwinefest.com/tickets/. Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling HIlls Estates.

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. noon. – 4 p.m. Ortega 120, 1814 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Ortega120.com.

Sunday, May 20

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 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.

Monday, May 21


Ditch your boring workout every Monday year-round and join Dockweiler Youth Center for a free Zumba class. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bring a towel and water. 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. For more information call (310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.

Brain Health Workshops

Award-winning neurologists Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, will lead a workshop on easy ways to promote long-term brain health and reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Free. Call the Joslyn Center (310) 802-5420 for more information.

Wednesday, May 23

Bilingual Storytimes

A special bilingual storytime with Mama Maestra presented in English and Spanish. Appropriate for children ages 1 to 4. Free. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call the Children’s Librarian at (310) 545-8595 or visit colapublib.org.

Terrific Taiko

There will be no “shhhs” this day! The Taiko Center of Los Angeles will be performing taiko, Japanese drumming at the library to bring an authentic cultural experience!. 4 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Fun for all ages. No RSVP required. Free. ER


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