South Bay Community Calendar 6-7-18
Thursday, June 7
Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks cause a drop in blood donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break!. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Redondo Beach Public Library, 27570 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together or call (800) 733-2767.
Friday, June 8
Nature & Me storytime with PVLD librarian Marisa Perley as she shares books that open children’s eyes to the natural world all around them. 9:30 – 10 a.m. Free. Ages 2 – 5. 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One World Rhythm
Come learn about the percussion and sounds of other countries with One World Rhythm, then join us as we all play together! For children and families. Free. 3:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Questions call (310-379-8475 or visit colapublib.org.
Free family movie night every Friday in June on the Redondo Beach Pier. Moana, PG. 8 – 10 p.m. (Show starts at dusk). 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (below Kincaid’s). Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. For a list of movies visit redondopier.com.
Saturday, June 9
Run for a cause
Sponsor a child with cancer at the annual “Champions Run for Life” Torch Run, an Olympic-style relay race filled with uplifting moments as patient “champions” carry a torch — a symbol of hope for a cure — as they walk, run, wheel or are carried through a one-eighth mile celebratory lap. Visit torchrunonline.org or call (562) 933-8600 for more information. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach.
PV Street Fair
The largest event on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from across the LA Metro area. The Fair features a range of activities designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors. 501 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. For information visit palosverdeschamber.com/pv-street-fair.
Street fair donation
Are you going to the PV Street Fair this weekend? While you are there why not donate blood. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1(800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.
Better safe than sorry
Safety demonstrations and information from the Hermosa Beach Police Department and other agencies, including demonstrations from the Shakey-Quakey Earthquake Simulator and the LA County Fire Hazmat Squad. Experts will also be on hand to offer free child safety seat inspections, pet CPR instructions, and much more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For additional information, please email email@example.com.
Enjoy a petting zoo, bounce houses, rides, face painters, balloon artists, carnival games, camp activities, and live entertainment. Free. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. For more info call (310) 726-4128 or visit beaches.lacounty.gov.
A rollickin’ good time with bluegrass band Moonshine Cadillac! This lively group boasts a fun bunch of bluegrass and early country delivered in an energetic performance. This is a concert you won’t want to miss! 2 – 3 p.m. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. (310) 377-9584.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts surgical oncologist William Tseng, MD. Dr. Tseng will provide a thorough overview of this complex disease that is understandable to those without a medical background. The general principles of treatment including surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapy and immunotherapy will also be discussed. Advance registration required. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Paws to read
Children are invited to practice their beginning reading skills with B.A.R.K. dogs. For early readers. Free. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave. Questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit colapublib.org.
Outdoor Book Sale
The Miraleste Library 2nd annual Outdoor Book Sale. Books of every genre, including travel, best-sellers, children’s and cookbooks will be available at very reasonable prices. Support the library with your purchase. Also, enjoy live music and refreshments while you shop. Noon – 4 p.m. Miraleste Library Parking Lot, 29089 Palos Verdes Dr. E. Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, please call (310) 377-9584 X601.
2nd Saturday Summer Musique
Del Amo Fashion Center presents the first of the new Summer Music Series. Listen to professional folk music while relaxing on the new Village Park lawn area, just outside the AMC theaters. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Free. 2 – 4 p.m., every second Saturday through Sept. Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson Street, Torrance. For information visit simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center.
World Ocean Day
Visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to celebrate the ocean and share how important it is in our lives. Family-oriented activities include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, animal stories, and a close-up look of baby animals raised at the Aquarium. 10 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adults $5, seniors, children & students $1. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For info call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Sunday, June 10
Connect with Judaism
A lecture by renowned Jewish scholar Rabbi Artson. Are synagogues still relevant? What do they have to offer? Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University will lead a discussion about important issues for the Jewish community. 10 a.m. Congregation Tikvat Jacob, 1829 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free and open to the public. More information visit ctjmb.org.
The Sprint event involves a 1/2 mile ocean swim, 6 mile bike and 2 mile scenic run while the Mini Sprint, a non-competitive race for friends, families and kids 10 and older, will entail a 1/4 mile ocean swim, 3 mile bike and 1 mile scenic run. Commemorative awards go to the top 3 in each division and top 2 relays in each division. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Veteran’s Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Race packets available for pick up on Saturday, June 9, noon – 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Hotel, 400 North Harbor Dr. For additional information and registration visit rbtri.com.
Monday, June 11
Walk with roses
View the glorious, redesigned Rose Garden at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Meet in classroom B for an overview of the newly planted garden and how it came to be with speaker Tanya Finney, Superintendent of the South Coast Botanic Garden. Then take a guided walking tour led by Rosarian, Gloria Leinbach. Door prize, a plant raffle, tasty refreshments and friendly faces. Free and open to the public. Walk straight up the ramp to the side door for the meeting. 9:30 a.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. If you would like to tour the Botanic Garden later, there is an entrance fee for non-members. Adults $9, Students & Seniors $6. For information call (310) 544-1948.
Join the Manhattan Beach Library for “Bubblemania”, a show on the science and fun of bubbles. See rainbow bubbles, square bubbles, and giant bubbles. 11 a.m. – noon. Free. 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call the Children’s Librarian desk (310) 545-8595.
Diabetes Support Group
Join the Diabetes Program at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center for a support group for adults with diabetes. Get support and interaction with peers on a variety of diabetes-related topics, including insulin-pump issues. Free and significant others are welcome. Call (562) 933-5043 for more information. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, 5th Floor Classroom, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Tuesday, June 12
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and more. Limited attendance. Families admitted on a first come, first served basis. 10 – 10:30 a.m. and 11 – 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the toddler storytimes distributed outside the meeting room at 9:45 a.m. Free. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information please contact the children’s librarians (310) 545-8595.
Wednesday, June 13
Coastal Business Alliance Chapter of Business Network International weekly meetings are to refer business to each other, hear about one or two members’ businesses in detail, and learn better ways to build your business. 7 – 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For more information visit socalbni.com.
Make your very own pig puppets. 2 – 11 years. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Free. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit LACountyLibrary.org.
by Judy Rae