South Bay Community Calendar 5-3-18
Thursday, May 3
Every Thursday the Redondo Beach Farmers Market offers world class shopping in an open-air setting located in front of Veterans Park. 8 – 1 p.m. Free parking validation is provided for one hour in the Pier Parking Structure. 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. For additional information, please call (310) 372-1171, Ext 2252.
A casual bike ride
Join a fun and casual bike ride from Hermosa Beach to Veterans Park in Redondo Beach and back, all on The Strand and Harbor Drive bikeway. Well-known authorities on local history, Chris Miller for Hermosa Beach and Pat Aust for Redondo Beach will be riding to enlighten and entertain at stops along the way. 6 p.m. check in, 6:30 p.m. ride begins, 7:15 p.m. arrive at Veterans Park, 7:38 p.m. stop for sunset on the way back. If you need a bike, borrow one for free from Hermosa Cyclery (one driver’s license is required as security for your group). Your ticket to this event is your RSVP to borrow a bike, should you need one. Riders should gather between Good Stuff (1286 The Strand), The Beach House (1300 The Strand) and Hermosa Cyclery (20 13th Street), for check in. Sponsored by the South Bay Bicycle Coalition. Space is limited. Register at: eventbrite.com/e/guided-sunset-strand-history-tour-by-bike-redondo-and-hermosa-tickets-44996351298.
Friday, May 4
Head over to the Riviera Village, Redondo Beach, and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Plenty of metered parking on every street. 5 – 8 p.m. For additional information, visit rivieravillage.net.
Anger, forgiveness, acceptance
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Tenzin Kiyosaki, a cancer survivor, author and chaplain for Torrance Memorial Medical Center Hospice. Kiyosaki will present methods of transforming anger into buoyancy, gratitude and acceptance. Coping with life’s challenges such as loss, aging, sickness, and death will be examined. Interactive exercises, reflection and a question and answer period. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant 12:30. Advance registration required. (310) 376-3550 or cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Saturday, May 5
The Line Up
The Redondo Beach Police Department wants you in the line up! The Line Up surf contest will not consist of the usual suspects:it’s a team format which includes all levels of surfers: from first timers to rippers. Enter the surf contest, no matter your skill level or experience. If you don’t surf, join the festivities and watch some of the South Bay’s best surfers in action. Free. Free lunch. Free T shirt. 7 a.m. Between Avenue I and Burnout, Redondo Beach. Register at Redondo.org/surfcontest.
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) offers a free networking group in partnership with Thy-Ca South Bay for those who have been affected by thyroid cancer – including family and caregivers. Offered the first Saturday of each month, share information, experiences and insights on how to cope with this type of cancer. This drop-in group is facilitated by a licensed mental health professional. 10 a.m. – noon 109 W. Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
The City of El Segundo presents the Hometown Fair & Carnival. Rides, game booths, entertainment, arts and crafts, community expo and more. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Main Street at Library Park, 600 Main Street. For information call (310) 524-2700 or visit news.elsegundo.org/recreation-parks-hometown-fair.
Pets in the park
Pet party in the park! If your pet needs a checkup or vaccination, a mobile vet will be offering discounted shots- no appointment necessary. If you haven’t registered your pet with the city, you can get them licensed with no penalty. Behavioral problems or new puppy? Some of the best trainers in the South Bay will happily share pointers. Looking for a companion? On-site adoptions available. Face-painting, food trucks, parade, blessing of the animals, raffle and more. Free. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Valley Park, 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. hbfop.org.
Walk About Redondo
Meet your community and visit local businesses at the 5th annual Walk About Redondo. Free BBQ lunch plus tickets to win prizes including an Apple Watch. Walkers need to register to receive a map and Passport of participating businesses. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Walkers need to turn in Passports at registration by 2 p.m. to get tickets for lunch and drawing. Registration and the walk starts at 1922 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach (Community Services Building.) Free. Learn more at NRBBA.org.
Meet the Falconer
Lori of On the Wing Falconry Services with special guest hawks and falcons will present an educational talk and answer questions. 10 – 11 a.m. West end of the Municipal Horseshoe Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.
Learn the basics of backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting, and grasscycling. No reservations needed. Free. Compost bins will be available for purchase after the workshop, (cash or check only!). 10:30 a.m. – noon. Lawndale Library meeting room, 14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale. 1(888)Clean LA or visit CleanLA.com or smartgardening.com.
Your health is important
The Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Manhattan Beach Community Health & Wellness Fair. Free admission. All ages. Raffles, demos and giveaways. 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Public Library, Community Room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Adults and teens are invited to improve their Spanish language skills through conversational practice. Participants should know a little Spanish. No registration required. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. (310) 18-0675 opt. 5.
Green with Envy
Verte Galla 2018 is a benefit for Grades of Green, an educational non-profit whose vision is to make environmental protection second nature in young minds. Individual tickets are $300. 6 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 7:30 dinner and awards followed by dancing. PCT Courtyard, 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit gradesofgreen.org/verte-2018/ or call Emily Gee at (310) 607-0175.
Sunday, May 6
Giving = Living
A community blood drive hosted by Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Donors receive a ticket for 2 to The Comedy & Magic Club and a choice of a Starbucks gift card, coupon for a pint of Baskin & Robbins Ice Cream or a T-shirt. 12 – 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Contact event organizer, Candy for more info (310) 406-5907 (text/call).
You are invited to a showing of an Epix original documentary “Under the Gun,” from Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig, the team that brought you “Fed Up.” 1:30 p.m. Join in small-group discussions afterward from 3:30 – 4:14 p.m. Light refreshments and continued sharing of ideas 4:15 – 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. No rsvp required. St. Cross Parish Hall, 1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach.
Tuesday, May 8
Lunch with Mayor Duclos
Network with locals, relax and enjoy a delicious meal at the Hermosa Chamber’s Networking Luncheon with guest speaker, Mayor Jeff Duclos. 12:30 – 2 p.m. RSVP required. Let them know you’ll be there by emailing email@example.com. Cash or credit card accepted at the door. Bring business cards and an appetite. Laurel Tavern, 1220 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach.
by Judy Rae