South Bay Community Calendar 5-31-18
Thursday, May 31
Ice cream for blood
Donate a pint of blood at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and receive a coupon for one free pint of Baskins-Robbins ice cream. Walk-ins welcome and parking validated. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. To schedule an appointment, call (562) 933- 0808 or visit memorialcare.org/lbblooddonation.
St. Francis’ 50th annual antiques show and sale featuring vintage and decorative arts. Antique booths, harvest cupboard, garden gazebo, patio luncheon, English afternoon tea and evening wine & cheese. Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $10. For tickets and information call (310) 375-4617 or visit stfrancispalosverdes.org.
With a white picket fence
Two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote) stars in “Little Pink House.” Associate producers Helen and Kerry Welsh, of Palos Verdes, are presenting a screening of the movie at 7:30 p.m. Producers Ted and Courtney Balaker, who developed the movie while living in Redondo Beach, will be present at the screening. “Little Pink House” tells the story of a New London, Connecticut, resident who sued her city in 1997 to prevent it from condemning her home for a development project by Pfizer Pharmaceutical. Kelso lost her case before the Supreme Court, but the case led to nationwide reforms in the use of eminent domain. Tickets are $12 and are available at Tug.com. Peninsula Regal Promenade, 550 Deep Valley Dr. #319, Rolling Hills Estates. For more about the film visit LittlePinkHouseMovie.com.
Meet the Grunions
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents “Meet the Grunion” program. The Aquarium will open at 8 p.m. and a film on grunions begins at 9 p.m. in the Olguin Auditorium then gather on the beach to await the grunion. Cabrillo Beach is one of the better places to observe the fish. $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students, and children. Warm clothing recommended. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Friday, June 1
The Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association presents Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Pier every Friday in June. This free event series is presented by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach and will feature family-friendly movies. 8 – 10 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a lineup of movies and other fun stuff visit redondopier.com/directory.
Saturday, June 2
Angel City Brewery and Surfrider Foundation partnered to educate our communities on the necessity to protect our beaches and oceans. Join a beach cleanup and support our local Surfrider Chapter, then reward yourself with an Angel City beer. 10 a.m. Hermosa Pier. Come prepared with close-toe shoes, a water bottle and sun protection. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, though walk-ins will be welcome. Pre-registered participants will receive a custom commemorative t-shirt. $10 per person. RSVP at Eventbrite.
Grab your friends, family and dogs and head to Veterans Park in Redondo Beach for the inaugural DogFest Los Angeles benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Furry friends and families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more. Free. Local vendors, family-friendly activities, and agility-dog course. Registration is free. 8:30 a.m. – noon. 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. cci.org/DogFestLosAngeles.
Take an adventure out to Anacapa Island with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators. During the crossing, keep a weathered eye out for marine birds and mammals. Then join a guided walk to observe endemic plants and nesting Western Gulls and their chicks. The Island Packers boat to Anacapa will depart Oxnard Harbor at 9:30 a.m. and return to Oxnard Harbor at 4:30 p.m. $51 per person, $34 under age 12 accompanied by a paying adult. For reservations and information call (310) 548-7562 or cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Free CPR training. Three sessions, 45 minutes each, will be offered at 9, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Ages 10 to 100 are welcome. Registration required. Blood pressure screenings and tours of the UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit will be offered and registered participants receive giveaways. Sponsored by UCLA Health, the LA Lakers, KABC 7 and the American Heart Association. To register, visit uclahealth.org/lakers/cpr-palooza. UCLA Health Training Center, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo.
Sunday, June 3
SoCal Live Steamers
Mini train rides for the whole family from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Donations are the only way to keep the trains running and the facility and equipment maintained. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Check them out on Facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam/ or call (310) 328-0236.
Monday, June 4
Greater South Bay User Group (GS-BUG) general meeting. Lou Little will show how to convert old records and tapes to digital to be stored on a hard disk or burned to CD or DVD. 7 p.m. Torrance Municipal Airport, 3301 Airport Dr., Torrance. Free. Open to the public. Visit gsbug.apcug.org or call (310) 373-3989 for more information.
Tuesday, June 5
Dungeons and dragons
Want to play Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition) but don’t know how? Learn at the library. The library will have pre-made characters ready for use. The campaign will be self contained and around an hour long. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. Free. For 13-23 year olds and beginning to intermediate players, patient advanced players are welcome. For questions and information contact Kay at (310) 379-8475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.