South Bay Community Calendar 5-23-19
Thursday, May 23
A free, Pre-Summer Expo with exhibits by ocean oriented organizations for both youth and adults. Among the activities represented will be scuba diving, free diving, sailing, outrigger canoe paddling, deep sea fishing, surfing, prone paddleboarding, sports injury recovery, Junior Lifeguards and becoming an LA County Lifeguard. Waterman’s restaurant will cater and Golden Road Brewing will pour its K-38 Lager. Non alcoholic beverages will also be available. Socializing 6 – 7 p.m. Presentations 7:15 p.m., followed by questions and answers. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Friday, May 24
Free Family movie night on the Redondo Beach Pier. Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. Mary Poppins Returns starts at dusk so actual times vary. 7:30 – 10 p.m. The Boardwalk at Redondo Beach Pier (below Kincaid’s), 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Visit redondopier.com for a up to date movie schedule.
Saturday, May 25
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 Memorial Weekend (Sat., Sun., & Mon.) in downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Ave. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit fiestahermosa.net for information, band line-ups and more. For questions call HB Chamber at (310) 376-0951.
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 Monday, Sept. 2. (310) 318-0681.
Sunday, May 26
Thru Sunday, Sept. 1
Concerts at Metlox
Free live music at Metlox Manhattan Beach. Bring a blanket or chair. Convenient metered parking in the Metlox structure. 2 – 4 p.m. Metlox, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a band line-up visit metloxmb.com/events/.
Grab your coffee or tea and some friends and come spend a couple of hours learning about Grilling with Herbs, BBQ with Deno. Free. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. International Garden Center, 155 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 615-0353 or visit igardencenter.com.
Monday, May 27
Redondo Memorial services
Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park near the Redondo Pier honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Keynote speaker is local resident Judge John Lonergan, L.A. Superior Court, a retired U.S. Army colonel. Music by the Redondo High Wind Ensemble under the baton of Raymundo Vizcarra. 1 – 2 p.m. Followed by BBQ at the Elks Lodge # 1378. Veterans Park, 309 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Free to all veterans, military, police and fire; otherwise $5 donation requested.
Contact the Elks at 208-473-6626 or Herb Masi (310) 993-4637 to RSVP for the BBQ. Visit RBVeteransMemorial.com.
National Senior Health & Fitness Week
Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness will be offering free exercise classes, health assessments, screenings and educational lectures. For more information, call (310) 374-3426, ext. 147, or visit beachcitiesgym.com. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Free.
Green Hills Memorial Park Memorial Day Observance with keynote speakers Major Scott A. Huesing, USMC (retired) and bestselling author of Echo in Ramadi. 10 a.m., 2222 Palos Verdes Drive N., Rolling Hills Estates. Shuttle service provided to and from the event site. Call the hotline at (310) 521-4460 for more information or visit greenhillsmemorial.com.
Tuesday, May 28
Until Friday, May 31
Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness free exercise classes, health assessments, screenings and educational lectures. Various times. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, 2nd Floor. e. For more info call (310) 374-3426, ext. 147, or visit beachcitiesgym.com to register or for a complete schedule.
The Space Park Chorale celebrates older Americans Month. Individual voices of South Bay employees are transformed into a symphony of harmonious melodies. A live-action entertainment, the group blends music and lyrics to lift the heart and inspire joy. The program is a celebration of spring and National Older Americans Month. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 545-8595 or visit citymb.info/oap. Free. All are welcome. Young, mature, older and senior.
by Judy Rae