South Bay Community Calendar 7-4-19
Friday, July 5
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Educators and volunteers and help pick up trash after the July 4th holiday. There is always a ton of trash on the beach and they need help! Free. All ages. 8 – 10 a.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. Questions? Call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Ten Thousand Villages in Redondo Beach is having a thank you celebration after five years of successful business. Face painting, sidewalk chalk for children and treats for all, along with prize drawings throughout the weekend. Free. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 1907 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach.
Saturday, July 6
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program. Improve your Spanish language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of a Spanish-speaking facilitator Olga Stohr. Participants should know a little Spanish. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more information on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.
Sunday, July 7
While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients don’t have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 26231 Silver Spur Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Southern California Live Steamers Mini-Train public run day. The mini-train rides have become a popular feature of Wilson Park. Originally, free train rides were offered once a month on the first Sunday of each month. Today, SCLS provides free train rides twice a month on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, and on special occasions. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Donations greatly accepted. For more info visit facebook at facebook.com/SoCalLiveSteam.
Concert in the park
The PettyBreakers is the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. This band recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. 3:45 – 7 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Free. Bring your friends and family. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. Seating is first come, first served.
Monday, July 8
Beach Cities Health District Free Summer Fitness Mindful Yoga on the beach. Free. Everyone is welcome. All ages, all levels. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Class begins at 6 p.m. Wear comfortable and bring a jacket. Bring your own yoga mat. Manhattan Beach Pier. For information and to register, call (310) 374-3426 or visit bchd.org/freefitness.
Join Torrance Memorial’s Plant-Based Living Group. The PBLG is a welcoming environment for anyone inspired by the Forks Over Knives and PlanPure Nation documentaries to embrace a whole foods, plant-based diet. The group will share ideas, resources and strategies for eating out in public, grocery shopping, recipes and other obstacles that members may be experiencing. Meets every second Monday of the month. 6:30 p.m. Torrance Memorial West Tower Auditorium, 3325 Medical Center Drive. Torrance. Free. No rsvp required. For a list of future event dates visit torrancememorial.org.
Tuesday, July 9
The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is an open gathering of people with common needs and interests who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a safe environment. Attendees will learn ways to better cope with and manage the challenges of dementia. 3 – 5 p.m. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, conference room A1, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. To register, call (323) 930-6256.
Fun in the sun
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop in for Fun in the Sun from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at various parks. The program will offer outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. Free to the public. The program is non-custodial, and participants are free to come and go as they please. Columbia Park, 4045 190th St., Torrance. For information about free summer Park Programs visit TorranceCA.Gov/Parks.
Join Beach Cities Health District for its monthly “Social Hour.” Bring your friends and family to mingle and enjoy healthy bites at a discount. 5 – 6 p.m. The Grain Cafe, 715 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Visit bchd.org/socialhour for more information. Free. No registration required. Bchd.org.
Wednesday, July 10
Located on the legendary Hermosa Beach Pier, this Farmers Market makes for a quintessential Southern California day. Organic and exotic fruits, seasonal vegetables, and nuts. Specialty food items like baked breads, gourmet olive oil and balsamic varieties, elaborate vegan meals to go, fermented tempeh and kimchi, to food stands that serve Jamaican style meats and seafood and Salvadoran Pupusas. The Market takes place every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 1 – 6 p.m. Pier Plaza, downtown Hermosa Beach. Farmermark.com/hermosabeach.
Donation-based yoga with Kira Algers is open to all levels. Kira’s yoga class is inside the Hermosa Beach Farmers’ Market by the Pier. Open to all ages and experience levels. Come when you can, leave when you must. A few mats are available on a first-come, first served basis. 5:15 – 6 p.m. Hermosa Beach Pier, 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Shakespeare by the sea
Shakespeare’s most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England. After laying claim to French lands and being ridiculed, Henry marches off to war. Although sorely outnumbered, Henry rallies his troops and, at Agincourt, achieves a decisive victory. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. All seating is first come, first served. Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For additional information and event schedule visit shakespearebythesea.org/.
Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. 5:30 – 6 p.m. The July Mindfulness Drop-in will be held July 10 due to the 4th of July holiday. The sessions will be led by trained staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. 5:30 – 6 p.m. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave. (2nd floor), Redondo Beach. Free. No registration required. Bchd.org.