Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 7-11-19

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Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14 

St. Katherine’s Greek Festival

The South Bay Greek Festival celebrates over 50 years of Greek food, dancing and music.  $2/day at the door. Fri. 5 – 10 p.m., Sat. 12 noon – 10 p.m., Sun., 12 noon – 9 p.m. St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach. For questions and information call (310) 540-2434 or visit SBGreekFestival.com. 

“Incredibles” under the stars at Botanic Garden

Movie night in the garden for a unique outdoor summer experience. Dress the part of your favorite superhero! Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic to sit among the flowers and under the stars to watch the main attraction: Incredibles 2. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets $6 members/$11 non-members. To purchase tickets visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/movie-night-incredibles-2/. For questions call (310) 544-1948.

Saturday, July 13

Yoga on the Pier

Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. 10 – 11 a.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a list of future events visit Redondopier.com. 

Blue Butterfly Walking 

Join Beach Cities Health District and biologist Ann Dalkey for a free guided walking tour along the Redondo Beach Esplanade to learn about and view the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly. 10 – 11 a.m.

Miramar Park, 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. Register at bchd.org/moai. 

Lazy Acres/Blue Zones cooking 

The newly opened Hermosa Beach Lazy Acres market hosts a Blue Zones food program with registered dietitians Sarah Soufl. Get a taste of how to live longer, better. 2510 Pacific Coast Highway (at Artesia Boulevard). Registration is required. Register bchd.org. Questions? Call (310) 374-3426, x256.

Del Amo Summer of Music

Second Saturdays of the month. The Summer Music Series features diverse music styles by artists from Greater Los Angeles. Free. 2 – 4 p.m. Del Amo Mall Fashion Center, 3525 West Carson Street Torrance. For more information visit simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center. 

The Second Annual Swim the Avenues is Sunday, July 14, along the Avenues. Photo by Randy Angel

Sunday, July 14

Swim the Avenues, Open Ocean Swim

The Second Annual Redondo Beach Open Water Swim sign-ins are at 6:30 a.m. 1-mile starts at 8 a.m., followed by a 1/2-mile race. The race is a qualifying swim for the 2-mile International Surf Festival Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier swim on Sun., Aug. 4 in Hermosa Beach. Miramar Park, 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. For information Call Village Runner at (310) 375-2626 or visit villagerunner.com/swim-the-avenues/.

PV Art Center Chefs & Cellars

The Associates to Benefit Palos Verdes Art Center hosts a sunset dining and wine tasting at Catalina View Gardens, overlooking the Pacific. 4 — 7 p.m. Catalina View Gardens, 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. $125. For tickets visit celebratechefs.com. 

Hermosa blood drive

A community blood drive hosted for UCLA Hospital patients will meet urgent needs. Your pint can potentially save 3 lives. 12 – 5 p.m. Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Text or call (310) 406-5907.

Lunch and learn

Learn about the history of the State’s water sources and the infrastructure challenges of imported water. 12:30 p.m. West Basin Donald L. Dear Building, 17140 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson. Free parking. RSVP’s are required. Questions or requests for additional information can be emailed to info@westbasin.org. To RSVP visit westbasin.org/lunchandlearn. 

Monday, July 15

Mindful Yoga

This free, community-wide event brings together Beach Cities residents, fitness and fun. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. Invite your friends and family.  Visit bchd.org/freefitness for a full schedule of events and to register. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. In the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Register at bchd.org/freefitness. 

Tuesday, July 16

Surfing and eating with Jim Kempton

Surfer, cook and writer Jim Kempton talks about “First We Surf Then We Eat,” his book on  surf related recipes, restaurants, adventures and misadventures. Kempton is president of the California Surf Museum. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675.

The 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, the second oldest one-day bike race in the country, is Sunday July 21.

Sunday, July 21

Chevron Grand Prix

The 58th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is the second oldest one-day bike race in the county and promises to be a day of fun for South Bay residents. Food Stands, local exhibits, and family fun. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live Oak Park, 1901 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Visit mbgp.com for a complete events schedule. 

Thursday, July 25 

through Sunday, July 28

MB Tennis Open

The 52nd Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis tournament, presented by Audi Pacific runs from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Live Oak Park Tennis courts, 1901 N. Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach and Mira Costa Tennis Courts, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. To register and to view schedule visit citymb.info. For questions contact Michael Hudak at (310) 802-5432 or email mhudak@citymb.info.

Manhattan native Alix Klineman is among the Olympic hopefuls who will compete in the AVP Hermosa Beach Open, the weekend of Friday, July 26.

Friday, July 26 

AVP Open 

The AVP Hermosa Beach Open brings the sports biggest stars to town (those that don’t already live here). The neighboring Manhattan Beach Open follows August 16-18. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hermosa Beach Pier. avp.com/event/avp-hermosa-beach-open/. 

Wednesday, July 31

Lifeguard Medal of Valor dinner

Los Angeles County Lifeguards are recognized for acts of heroism during this annual dinner,  sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce since 1981. 6:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $20. For questions call Dave Story at (310) 619-4291 or davestory@me.com. For tickets and information visit surffestival.org/valor. 

International Surf Festival

The world’s premier watermen, water women and volleyball players converge on the three beach cities for five days of competition in the water and on the sand. The festival starts with the Charlie Saikley six man volleyball (and costume) tournament at the Manhattan Pier on Friday and Saturday. Top teams are stacked with former pro volleyball and basketball players. Friday at 7:30 p.m. the LA County Lifeguard Championships will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Saturday, the Southern California Lifeguard Championships will be held at the Hermosa Pier at 7:30 p.m. Other Saturday events include surfing and body surfing contests at the Manhattan Pier, a two-mile soft sand race at the Hermosa pier and an eight mile paddleboard race at Torrance Beach. On Sunday the 1.5 mile Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Manhattan pier, followed by the Dwight Crum Two-mile Swim, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Hermosa pier. The open ocean swim (now an Olympic sport) attracts over 1,000 swimmers from around the world. Hermosa, Manhattan, Redondo, Torrance. Visit SurfFestival.org.

Sunday, August 4

Sand Castle 

The 59th annual Sand Castle Contest is part of the International Surf Festival. Prizes all divisions for places 1st through 5th. All ages are welcome. Free. Beach registration 7 – 7:20 a.m., Sand castle building 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Awards Ceremony 10 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Southside. For questions call (310) 802-5448 or visit Surffestival.org.

Go fly a kite in El Segundo

Bring your family and friends to Go Fly-A-Kite Day. Free kites for the first 50 families. Live music. Food & Beverage vendors. Kite crafting area and more. Recreation Park, 401 Sheldon Street, El Segundo. For information call (310) 524-2700 or visit elsegundo.org/depts/recreations/.

Wednesday, August 7

Meet the Falconer on the pier

Lori of On the Wings Falconry Services with special guest hawks and falcons will offer an educational presentation and answer questions about these amazing animals. Free. 10 – 11 a.m. West end of the Municipal Horseshoe Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For future Falconer events visit redondopier.com.

Grow’s Barry Fisher, daughter Megan and son Brendan are among the local grocers and restaurants participating in annual Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. Bite at the Beach on Saturday, Aug. 10 on New York backlot at Manhattan Beach Studios.

Saturday, August 10

Bite at the Beach with brews

The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay and the many local, craft breweries. Held at the Marvel Comics studio, MBS Media Campus, 1600 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Guests sample tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries. 3 – 6 p.m. For  information call (310) 545-5313 or visit Manhattanbeachchamber.com.

Sunday, August 18

Kids Extreme at Begg Pool

Be ready to swim, run, go over, under, through and between various obstacles at Begg Field/Pool. It’s a fun, challenging experience for all levels. Kids won’t just face fears, they’ll swim through them, go over, under, around, and through them. Youngsters will test strength, stamina, and grit with mud, tires, hay, water and walls. Everyone comes out a winner. 9 – 11 a.m. Begg Pool, 1402 N. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. $40 res/$45 nonres. Visit citymb.info/aquatics for future events. For more information contact Jesus Sandoval, Aquatics Supervisor, (310) 802-5429.



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