South Bay Community Calendar 5-2-19
Thursday, May 2
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) offers this free networking group for those who have been affected by oral, head and neck cancers. Offered the first Thursday of each month, participants will share and learn from others who are going through a similar experience of their own. This drop-in group is facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, and welcomes newly diagnosed, long-time survivors, family and caregivers. 2 – 4 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
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Cirque du Wow
Cirque Du Soleil AmaLuna under the big top on the LA Waterfront. Ongoing until May 26. $45 per person. 8 p.m. 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro. Check the website for tickets and times at cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.
Friday, May 3
Medicine, munchies movies
Join the MemorialCare Senior Plus Program at Long Beach Medical Center for a free “Medicine, Munchies and Movies” health education lecture. Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, ANVP, SCRN, program director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, will host a lecture on stroke risk factors followed by a screening of Crazy Rich Asians. Lunch will be provided. To register, call (562) 933-1650. 12 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Pop the corn
Free family movie night every Friday in May on the Redondo Beach Pier. Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Film begins at dusk. 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. Bring a low back chair and or blanket. Check the website redondopier.com for a complete movie and events schedule.
Saturday, May 4
The Line Up
Redondo Beach Police Department wants you to be in The Line Up Surf Contest, Not Your Usual Suspects. 7 a.m. Between Avenue I and Burnout, Redondo Beach. Enter the surf contest, no matter your skill level or experience. If you don’t surf, come out and join the festivities and watch some of the South Bay’s best surfers in action and see which team will win the “Golden Donut.” Free contest, free lunch, free t-shirt, and lots of prizes! Register at Redondo.org/surfcontest.
The annual Riviera Garden Club’s Garden & Plant Sale. A large variety of plants grown by club members. You can pick from an assortment of vegetables and herbs along with flowering pots and gift items. The proceeds from the sale benefits the club’s scholarship fund. Experts will be on hand to give advice to buyers on the care for the different plants. 5025 Lee St., Torrance. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit rivieragardenclub.org for a schedule of plant sales and events.
Pets in the park
The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Park presents Pets in the Park. Face-painting, food, dog parade, blessing of the animals, raffle, prizes, lots of local pet shops and professional photos with your pet and more. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Visit hbfop.org for information and signature events.
The Southwest Manuscripters monthly meeting with guest speaker Paddy Hirsch, NPR journalist and author. Topic: Marketing – “Is it a black art or mad skill?” 2 – 4 p.m. Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, Rolling Hills Estates. Email Faith Goldman for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miraleste Booster Club presents Fiddler on the Roof. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Miraleste Intermediate School, 29323 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. For additional show dates and to purchase tickets visit showtix4u.com/events/15020. For questions call (310) 732-0900.
Get the dirt
A free workshop on how to recycle your yard and food scraps into a valuable water-saving fertilizer for your garden using simple backyard and worm composting techniques. Discount backyard composting and worm bins ($35) will be available for purchase by Manhattan Beach residents at the event or by contacting Waste Management directly at (310) 830-7100. 10 – 11 a.m. Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, 161 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
Sunday, May 5
It’s all about birds, bugs, and butterflies. Classes are from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. International Garden Center, 155 North Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 615-0353.
Broadway World Winner Dennis McNeil at The Comedy & Magic Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime at 7:30 p.m. 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. $20 General Admission. To purchase tickets call the box office at (310) 372-1193 or visit comedyandmagicclub.com.
The 29th Annual Bob Dylanfest featuring Andy Hill & Renee Safier (Andy Hill and Renee Safier with Hard Rain). Break out the tie-dye t-shirts and love beads and come celebrate the Dylanfest all day music festival. 12 – 8 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are $35/$10. For more information and advance tickets access andyandrenee.com.
Monday, May 6
Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. Every first Wednesday of each month at Beach Cities Health District from 5:30 – 6 p.m. The sessions will be led by trained staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. 5:30 – 6 p.m. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave. (2nd floor), Redondo Beach. No Cost: No registration needed.
The South Bay Bird Society monthly meeting. Professional Bird Behaviorist, Chan Quach will be speaking about Bird Behavior. Learn ways to have your birds more integrated into your daily life activities. 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Free. Monthly drawing and outstanding food. For more info visit sobaybirdsoc.com. Or contact : Janet at (310) 376-5954 or Kathy at email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 7
The future is now
Couples Workshop for committed relationships including pre-marital, married, and committed couples. Lead by Dr. Greg Allen, LMFT, Director of Freedom4U. All couples are welcome. RSVP required (no cost to attend) by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 501-9801.
Wednesday, May 8
Buckheit Leadership Series
What are the returns of a college education? To what extent will college choice impact one’s economic prospects and social mobility? Does attending an elite school really matter? Set against a national conversation on college admissions, noted economist and Brown University President Christina Paxson will address these questions and more in her Buckheit Leadership Series talk titled Higher Education as an Engine of Economic Mobility. 7 – 9 p.m. Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/buckheit-educational-leadership-series-2019-tickets-59402949822.
by Judy Rae