South Bay Community Calendar 7-19-18
Thursday, July 19
Volunteers invited to decorate and sew Happy Hats, a non-profit based in Torrance that brings smiles and happiness to children with life-threatening illnesses in South Bay hospitals. No creative talent necessary! The workshops are 2 hours each on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 923 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. Call (310) 787-0970 to schedule a time. For more info visit happyhatsforkids.org.
Mommy & Me and Daddies too free kids club at The Point. Third Thursday of every month through December. Live music from The Beat Buds, silly circus acts and more. 10 a.m. – noon. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Thepointsb.com.
Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors. Blood supply dwindles after donations lagged during Fourth of July holiday week. An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Whole Foods, 760 South Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. To schedule an appointment to donate and for more information visit RedCrossBlood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
Every third Thursday of the month El Segundo Art Walk throughout downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. 5 – 9 p.m. Food trucks, live music and sponsored experiences. Main Headquarters are located at 314 Main Street along with the beer garden, water tank shuttle. elsegundoartwalk.com for more info and to download a digital map.
Music on the pier
The all-ages free concerts at the west end of the Redondo Beach Pier over the water. Blankets or low-backed beach chairs are encouraged. The Wild Kings will perform where the Pier meets the International Boardwalk (below Kincaid’s), 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. 6 – 8 p.m. For a list of future concerts visit redondopier.com.
Friday, July 20
Introduction to Hanna Somatic Movement
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents this introductory Hanna Somatic class. Led by instructor Ken Lew, participants will learn the basics of Hanna Somatic movement to increase flexibility, help relieve chronic pain, joint stiffness, and address ineffective body movement patterns. Advance registration required. 3 – 4:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit at cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Shakespeare by the Sea presents The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Marine Mammal Care Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Flat concrete area, so bring something to sit on. It’s close to the ocean and will be chilly, so bring/wear layers. Free. 7 p.m. shakespearebythesea.org.
Saturday, July 21
One with nature
3rd Saturdays family nature walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9 a.m. This naturalist-led walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens. Then walk the preserve’s paths through exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. This is a moderate walk. Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917 or visit pvplc.org.
Just for laughs!
South Bay Music Association presents Just for Laughs, a concert for all ages. Featuring the El Segundo Concert Band and 2018 South Bay Music Symposium Students. Free. Special guests Kevin Maloney, Piano & Typewriter. 4 p.m. El Segundo High School Performing Arts Center, 640 Main Street, El Segundo. For information call (424) 242-3722 or visit sbmusic.org.
See the warbirds and meet the pilots who will fly them in for this event. The battle of Britain’s Hero vs The Terror of the Pacific. Rob Hertberg and Steve Barber of the Commemorative Air Force will share the story of the Battle of Darwin. 11 a.m. Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance. Museum members are free. Non-members are $10. For tickets and information visit wmof.com or call (310) 326-9544.
Richard’s art show
See Richard Stephens’ paintings at the Third Saturday Reception. 2 – 5 p.m. The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro. To contact Richard call (310) 291-5316 or visit canneryrowstudios.com.
Sunday, July 22
The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of 2 and 12, will be held at noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys. Food vendors, local exhibits, and more. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live Oak Park, 1901 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. MBGP.com.
11th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For show info visit woundedwarriorcarshow.com.
Music in the garden
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church’s free Garden Concerts featuring the Kaleidoscope Trio. This trio is an eclectic ensemble that performs a wide array of music from Bach to the Beatles and from Schubert to Sinatra. Members Mann-Wen Lo (violin), Micah Wright (clarinet), and Adam Borecki (guitar) met as students at USC. Everyone is invited to come early to picnic in the garden. Dessert and coffee hosted by St. Luke’s, 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information call (310) 377-2825, and firstname.lastname@example.org, stlukespresbyterian.com.