South Bay Community Calendar 6-21-18
Thursday, June 21
Getting smoky in here
El Segundo Art Walk (ESAW) will feature more than 40 artists in more than 30 studios and venues throughout downtown El Segundo and the up-and-coming Smoky Hollow neighborhood. This is a self-guided public art experience and walkable event in historic and charming beachside El Segundo. 5 – 9 p.m. Live music, live art, great food and Los Angeles/South Bay based artists. Visit elsegundoartwalk.com for more information.
The Hermosa Arts Foundation is celebrating over 50 Plus years of Entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse and Community Center. The event features and highlights the impact which the HAF has had in our community – to recognize our historic supporters, introduce our new scholarship program, celebrate the resurgence of arts in our beautiful community, drinks and refreshments, special entertainment and “A Trip Through History”. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Visit hermosaarts.org.
Friday, June 22
Make someone whole again
Missing As, Bs, and Os don’t just look odd. When A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, lives of patients are on the line. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Please take the time to donate. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery, 130 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo. For more information visit RedCross.org.
Medicine, Munchies and Movies
Join the MemorialCare Senior Plus Program at Long Beach Medical Center for a free “Medicine, Munchies and Movies” health education lecture. Thomas Phelps, VP, Corporate Strategy, Laserfiche, will host a 45-minute lecture on technology tips and tricks followed by a screening of Jumanji. Lunch provided. Noon. Free. To register, call (562) 933-1650. Long Beach Medical Center, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Free family movie night with Rascal Rebel Rabbit, Peter Rabbit. PG. Bring a blanket or chair. 8 – 10 p.m. movie starts at dusk. Redondo Beach Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Visit redondopier.com for information and future events.
Saturday, June 23
We are the champions
Champions for Children 5k trail run/walk, expo and fun activities for the entire family. Participate as an individual or as part of a team. New course, new venue, and a kids fun run. Trail runs begins at 8 a.m. Trail walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. For more information and registration call (310) 316-1212 or visit sbchc.com/c4crun.
In the village
Riviera Village Summer Festival with over 200 arts & crafts, free admission, carnival rides, D.J. Ozzie, live music, and beer garden. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free shuttles from South High. Corner of Catalina Ave. and Avenue I, Redondo Beach. For questions and information call (310) 531-8939 or visit rvsummerfestival.com.
The S.S. Lane Victory will hold a ceremony for the 17 San Pedro Merchant Marines who perished at sea while serving our country. This day will be free for the public and feature a floral wreath dedication, color guard, National Anthem and Taps. VIP speakers will be on board to honor the fallen at 3 p.m. S.S. Lane Victory, 3600 Miner St., San Pedro. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For info visit thelanevictory.org/ or call (310) 519-9545.
The Hawaiian way
The 4th Saturday Education workshop, “Hawaiian Traditions Caring for the Earth.” 11 a.m. Join Jennifer Allen, author of Malama Honua: Hokule’a – A Voyage of Hope who will share her insights and experiences during a 60,000 mile journey, navigated only by the stars, the birds, the wind, and the sea and its mission to nurture worldwide sustainability. Free. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Center and Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp.
Endless Summer start
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will unveil two new commissioned murals by artist John Van Hamersveld, whose iconic work celebrates Southern California’s surf and sand culture. The ocean-themed murals, mounted on aluminum panels, are installed on the back of the Aquarium’s marquee sign and will wrap around its gift shop. 6 – 9 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Food trucks, live surf music by the Bonbom Girls, and a no-host bar. Tickets are $10 for members and $25 for non-members and include one free drink. Tickets can be purchased at cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Sunday, June 24
The 4th Sunday Flea
200+ sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open air flea market with antiques, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, plants, toys, home decor and MORE…all on sale at bargain prices. Antique Appraisal Booth – only $3 per item. Live music by Ed Gould and Stacy Robin. Antique and Specialty shops open. Free admission and pet friendly. Lots of great restaurants, bakery, sports bars and tea room. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. In the heart of Old Torrance, Cabrillo Ave. and Sartori Ave. For information call (310) 328-6107 or visit torranceantiquefaire.com.
The 31st annual Scuba show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Exhibitors, experts and seminars. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Tickets are available online at scubashow.com/attendees/tickets. Full price tickets will also be sold at the door. Single day advance tickets range from $12 (single day exhibit hall) to $32 (single day exhibits plus seminars), and two day passes are $62 (includes exhibit hall and seminars). For more information visit scubashow.com.
Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach as they celebrate more than 30 years of providing free support programs for those affected by cancer. The 22nd annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event, hosted and sponsored by the South Coast Botanic Garden, will be held at The South Coast Botanic Gardens, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. 3 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person (guests must be 21 and older), and can be purchased online by visiting CelebrateWellness.org or by calling (310) 376-3550. Proceeds will benefit the programs offered by CSCRB.
Monday, June 25
For the kids
Every month tens of thousands of children enter the foster care system in America – over 600 to 700 of them are right here in Los Angeles. Forced from their homes by abuse or traumatic events, they often have just the clothes on their backs, or a few treasured possessions tossed in a trash bag to take with them. Hayden’s Hope Totes is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works passionately to provide duffle bags to foster youth in transition. Put on your walking shoes and join in for a fun filled day of sea breezes and celebrities at the Hayden’s Hope Totes 1st Celebrity Scavenger Hunt. Prizes. Participants receive a bag with a t-shirt, wristband, brochure, pen and scavenger hunt list. Registration/check-in 9 – 10 a.m. Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ruby’s Diner, 245 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Sign up now online at Event.HelpHHT.org. Ages: 8 and up. Pre- registration fee $30.00 per person.
Total body conditioning
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents a total body conditioning class uniquely designed to improve strength, endurance, build muscle and change body composition while catering to all fitness levels. Lizen Yumang, a national certified fitness trainer, will lead participants in low impact weight bearing exercises utilizing resistance tubes, light dumbbells and other functional equipment. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
All about business
Are you a current or potential business owner? Attend a free seminar regarding critical legal issues facing today’s small and middle market business. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Kinecta main branch, 1440 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP and get more info visit kinecta.org/business-seminars.
Tuesday, June 26
Powell to the people
A free community interactive forum. The sixth program of a monthly series held every fourth Tuesday on significant local events (recent or distant past) that influenced or continue to change our way of life, culture, beliefs, practices and values as coastal-dwelling communities. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library Meeting room, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information call (310) 802-5430 or visit citymb.info/oap.
Healing & wholeness
A meditative, multi-faith Taizé service of Healing and Wholeness that includes candlelight, periods of silence, chants and intercessory prayer with a Prayer Team leader. 7 p.m. In the Chapel, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. Followed by a reception with light refreshments. Taizé is a calming and beautiful form of sung contemplative prayer developed in an ecumenical monastery in France. Taizé services are offered throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Donations welcome. For more information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit stfrancispalosverdes.org.
Wednesday, June 27
Walk on the wild side
4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the George F Canyon. Free and all ages welcome. 8:30 a.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
by Judy Rae