Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 8-8-19

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April Ross, in foreground, and partner Alix lineman will be added to the MB Pier’s Volleyball Walk of Fame during the AVP Manhattan Open August 15 through August 18. AVP.com

Friday, August 9

MB sale weekend

Home to nearly 100 locally owned, boutique, and specialty retailers, downtown Manhattan Beach has something for everyone on your shopping list, and of course, you! Visit downtownmanhattanbeach.com/events for a list of participating stores, specials and hours. Sale goes through Sunday, August 11.

Cancer less 

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Dr. Roland Tay, MD, ND  Medical Director at Natural Health Partners in Harbor City. Tay will discuss how diet can lower your cancer risk and boost the quality of life during and after cancer treatment. A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot restaurant. 12:30 to 1 p.m.  Advance registration required. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Bi & beyond social 

South Bay Bi & Beyond Social Chat is a social group for people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, bi-curious, queer or questioning, along with partners and allies. Every second and fourth Thursday. Donations accepted at the door. (suggested $5. No one turned away.) 7 – 9 p.m. The Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Check website calendar for information about other events – www.southbaycenter.org or leave a message at (310) 328-6550 or send an email to thecenter@southbaycenter.org.

Hen reee!

Shakespeare by the Sea presents Henry V at Polliwog Park. 7 p.m. Free but donations gladly accepted. Bring a picnic, low chairs and dress warm. www.shakespearebythesea.org

Saturday, August 10

The hills are alive

The Rolling Hills Estates Pepper Tree Foundation’s 38th annual Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run/Walk. All ages and speeds welcome. The race begins and ends at Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. The Botanic Garden Loop trail will be included in the 10K course. Enjoy running or walking on soft-packed bridle trails throughout scenic RHE. 8 – 11 a.m. For questions contact Daniel A-Haja at (310) 377-1577, ext. 110, DanielA@RollingHillsEstatesCA.gov. To register visit ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us/community/events/the-hills-are-alive-10k-5k-run-walk.

Beautification

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly weeding, hand cleaning, and more. 8 – 11 a.m. Meet at 22812 Kathryn Ave., Torrance. Bring tools and gloves, and water to drink. To schedule contact Jenna Christensen at (310) 920-9387 or cjenna@realtor.com. 

Financial health

Learn the duties and responsibilities of being named an executor for someone’s estate and how preparation today will mitigate challenges in the future. 9 – 11 p.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. For details and rsvp call (310) 517-4728 or visit torrancememorial.org/Events.

Namaste

Cancer Support Community and MemorialCare bring you free yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier. Bring a mat and or towel and water. 10 – 11 a.m. International Boardwalk (below Kincaid’s), 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a complete schedule of events visit redondopier.com. 

Music series

Live music from local musicians, food and drink samples, outdoor games and more. The first 50 guests will receive a signature tote with retailer goodies. 2 – 4 p.m. Del Amo Fashion Center, Outdoor Village, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. Don’t miss the raffle! For more info visit simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center/stores/management-office/stream/summer-music-series-6133390.

Parkinson’s support

Join this monthly support group for a special presentation by Psychiatry and Neurology specialist Dr. Khashayar Dashtipour, experienced with movement disorders and treatment options available for Parkinson’s disease. Learn about a new inhaler treatment approved by the FDA in 2018. 2 – 4 p.m. Meets second Saturday of each month. No reservations required. West Tower 2nd Floor Auditorium, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. For more information contact Tonya Dapson at (424) 757-8370.

Bite it

The 6th annual Bite at the Beach. The South Bay’s premier food and craft beer pairing event. 30+ vendors! 3 – 6 p.m. MBS Media Campus, New York Street, 1600 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. Tickets $55 – VIP $75. Parking is not included in the ticket price. Parking fee is $15. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite/6th Annual Bite at the Beach 2019.

Pier music! Hot dog!

Miller’s Hospitals and Redondo Pier Association present free concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier. Franks & Deans (Rock & Roll Rat Pack tribute) plays from 6 – 8 p.m. (below Kincaid’s) 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. For a future concert schedule look up redondopier.com. 

Plant sale

Spruce up your garden this summer at the Native Plants Sale. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit pvplc.org for more information.

 

Last chance to catch a little culture in the park when Shakespeare by the Sea presents Henry V and The Comedy of Errors August 10 & 11 at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. ShakespearbytheSea.org for more info.

Shakespeare by the sea

Shakespeare by the Sea presents The Comedy of Erros at Polliwog Park. 7 p.m. Free but donations gladly accepted. Bring a picnic, low chairs and dress warm. www.shakespearebythesea.org.

Sunday, August 11

Spiritual symposium

Learn the secrets to living a well balanced life filled with happiness and fulfillment, health and vitality. Learn to live stress free in the face of life’s challenges. Feel harmony. Come visit to re-discover the joy of your own being. Free. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ananda South Bay, 800 Torrance Blvd. #109, Redondo Beach. Register at Eventbrite/Spiritual Symposium. 

Cactophiles

Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich led a group of 20 crazy cactophiles to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, a fog-fed region, to study endemic genus, the Copiapoa, considered by many to be one of the most dramatic flowering cacti. This ancient genus is believed to be tens of thousands of years old, and there are those who feel it might well be on its way out!  Some areas of the region rarely, if ever, get rain and the plants there live almost entirely off the heavy condensation from the amazing fogs, “the Camanchacas.” 1 – 4 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions call (310) 544-1948. For more info visit southcoastcss.org. 

Concert in the park

Tomorrows Bad Seeds will be the headliner. Opening band will be locals Last Five Minutes. Music starts at 3:45 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a future concert line-up visit citymb.info/visitors/city-calendar-month-view.

Teen choice

The City of Hermosa Beach welcomes the 2019 Teen Choice Awards airing live on Fox from the beach south of the Pier. 5 – 7 p.m. For more info visit Hermosabch.org/teenchoice2019 or call the city of Hermosa Beach at (310) 318-0280. Check the website for street closures, times, and how to attend this free event. 

Monday, August 12

Bump cub

Join Bump Cub and Beyond for a workout with Fit4Mom South Bay. A 60-minute workout of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Live Oak Park, 1901 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Held at the big playground, not the tot lot. Register at Eventbrite/BCB Workout with Fit4Mom South Bay presented by Seventh Generation. 

Discover Manhattan in art

Enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of mediums, that shows what makes the City a desirable place to live and visit. This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all. Opening celebration 6 – 9 p.m. Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC), 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 

Summer fitness

Beach Cities Summer Free Fitness with Mindful Yoga at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach. 6:30 p.m. Register online at bchd.org/freefitness. 

Tuesday, August 13

Pajama-rama

Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime. Free. No registration required. 6:30 p.m. El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach. For more info call the El Retiro Library at (310) 375-0922.

Blue Zone social hour

Join Beach Cities Health District for its monthly “Social Hour.” Bring your friends and family to mingle and enjoy healthy bites at a discount. Visit bchd.org/socialhour for more information. 5 – 6 p.m. Dia de Campo, 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. No cost. No registration required.

Wednesday, August 14

Get to The Point

Grab your blanket, and your dancing feet and at The Point for the free summer music every Wednesday in August. The Radio Rebels (Cool 80’s classics, glam rock). 6 – 8 p.m. 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 414-5280 or visit thepointsb.com.

End of Life Option Act

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Karen Morin Green, RN.  The California End of Life Option Act allows certain terminally ill adults to request and obtain a prescription for medication to end their lives in a peaceful manner. Morin Green will present the various choices for end-of-life and also the basic steps and requirements for utilizing the California law. Advance registration required. 5:30 – 7 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Fall registration

El Camino College Fall Registration Fest is an opportunity for students to receive assistance registering for Fall 2019. Financial aid and admissions staff will be available to answer questions. While you are here, you can also visit the Bookstore and/or take a campus tour. 12 p.m. El Camino College, Student Services Building, room 217, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. For more info visit elcamino.edu or call 1(866) El-Camino. 

Blue zone cooking class

Held in partnership with Lazy Acres Market, learn recipes that can help you live longer. Register online at bchd.org/blue-zones-grocery-stores. 6 – 7:30 p.m. $10. Lazy Acres Market, 2510 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Register at bchd.org/blue-zones-grocery-stores.

As August draws to a close, don’t let the best part of beach summer get away from you. There are still many opportunities to hear live music under the sun or under the stars. Redondo Pier on Thursdays and Saturdays: redondopier.com: Hermosa Pier on Saturdays and Sundays, HermosaSummerSeries.com: Sundays at Manhattan’s Polliwog Park, citymb.info; Wednesdays at The Point in El Segundo, thepointsb.com; monthly at Del Amo Fashion Center; simon.com; and the Remember the Music fundraiser on August 24. rememberthemusic.org.

Thursday, August 15

Pier music

Miller Hospitals and Redondo Pier Association present free concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier. Live From Earth (Pat Benatar Tribute) plays from 6 – 8 p.m. at the west end of the Pier (behind Tony’s) Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. redondopier.com. 

AVP Granddaddy

This year’s tournament, the second tournament of the 2019 Gold Series, will be celebrating 60 years of beach volleyball tradition, honoring greats of the past and present. The celebration begins with the Volleyball Walk of Fame red carpet ceremony at the Manhattan Beach Pier to honor last year’s men’s and women’s champions – Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser, Alix Klineman and April Ross. General admission is free. Venue opens from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Competition begins at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony 3:30 p.m. VIP pre-sale tickets are available at avp.ticketspice.com/2019-manhattan-beach-open-gold-series. 

Play date

Boogie is taking over Kid’s Club at The Point so prepare to get funky! Toddlers, children and grown-ups come wear your favorite disco attire and grab some space on the grass, it’s time to let your hair down for a disco delight. Free. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 414-5280 or visit thepointsb.com. Check in at the Welcome Table and pick up a special disco item too.

Friday, August 17

Summer series

The popular free community event returns to the sands of Hermosa offering a jam-packed lineup of music, comedy, movie on the beach and other family-friendly experiences Saturday and Sunday. Music will kick off at 5 p.m. each day. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. For more information visit HermosaSummerSeries.com. Follow on social media @HBSummerSeries.

Summer swing

The Automobile Driving Museum and Aaron Jacobs Productions present Summer Swing Nights featuring The Swing Tones of Aaron Jacobs Productions. A big band, swing dance party where the Andrews Sisters meet the Manhattan Transfer. Special guests, food trucks, swing dancing classes, cash bar and more! 6 p.m. The Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For questions and information call Marisol Rios at (310) 909-0950, ext 202. Visit For tickets visit summerswingnights.brownpapertickets.com. 

Nature Walk 

Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through a Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement.  Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Sunday, August 18

Concert in the park

The Platinum Rockstars pure classic rock show is California’s #1 classic rock dance band, delivering recreations of the greatest classic rock hits of all-time. Featuring David Victor formerly of BOSTON, Platinum Rockstars entertains with the best classic rock music of all-time: Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen and more. Music runs at 3:45 – 7 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a future concert line-up visit citymb.info/visitors/city-calendar-month-view.

Wednesday, August 21

Bird watch

Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 8:30 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Chronic pain and opioids

Learn from our expert panel about chronic pain and addiction; types of pain management and choice of treatment; and prescription opioids, addiction and overdose. 6 – 7 p.m. Resource and Information Exhibit, 7 – 9 p.m. Lecture. No reservations required. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. 

Saturday, August 24

Roots music fest

Remember The Music is an annual roots music festival benefiting Alzheimer’s disease research organized by Betty’s Foundation, a family run, 100% grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Inspired by their Grandmother, Betty, who loved music and dancing. This all ages festival will feature artists inspired by the sounds of American roots music, including award winning artist Sam Outlaw, supported by Michael Monroe Goodman, Victoria Bailey, and Katie Jo & The Mijos. General admission lawn seating, a VIP tent, food trucks, local craft beer vendors, children’s activities, including pony rides and face painting, lawn games, a silent auction, and much more. 1 – 7 p.m. Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. $60 VIP, $15 GA, Kids 12 years and younger free. Contact Karah Woesner, karah@bettysfoundation.org or visit rememberthemusic.org. 

Hermosa’s Laurel Tavern will be among the tastings at the 11th annual Taste At The Beach, presented by the Hermosa Kiwanis club. August 24, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Community Center. 21 and over. TasteAtTheBeach.org

More than a taste 

Hermosa Kiwanis Club presents an afternoon of fine wine, craft beer, extraordinary food and silent auction to benefit the Hermosa Beach City School District. $65 online; $75 at the door. Must be 21 years or older. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. TasteAtTheBeach.org.

Summer series

The popular free community event returns to the sands of Hermosa offering a jam-packed lineup of music, comedy, movie on the beach and other family-friendly experiences Saturday and Sunday. Music will kick off at 5 p.m. each day. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. For more information visit HermosaSummerSeries.com. Follow on social media @HBSummerSeries.

Evening under the stars

The 33rd annual Honda Evening Under the Stars Gourmet Food and Wine Festival. All proceeds from the evening support children’s health care at Torrance Memorial. Buy your tickets now! 6 – 9:30 p.m. American Honda Torrance Campus, 700 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. Tickets $200. For ticket purchase visit torrancememorial.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event=198. 

Beach party

Richstone Family Center’s Annual Endless Summer Beach Party on the beach at King Harbor. Delectable food, cocktails, wine, and beer from local South Bay hot spots while enjoying the rocking rhythms of live music on the sands of this private beach. 5:30 – 9 p.m. King Harbor Marina, 208 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets starting at $125. For information and tickets call Allison Tanakay at (310) 970-1921, ext. 137 or visit richstonefamily.org/event-info/2019-endless-summer-beach-party. 

Sunday, August 25

Concert in the park

Crowd favorite Dean Colley and his showcase band “Hot August Night” wows Neil Diamond fans and audiences for over a decade. Music runs 3:45 – 7 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a future concert line-up visit citymb.info/visitors/city-calendar-month-view.

32 miles

The 41st annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. A traditional and original paddleboard race from Catalina Island to the pier of Manhattan Beach. Established in 1955, the Catalina Classic is the oldest and most celebrated endurance paddleboard race in the world. 6 a.m – 3 p.m. Starts at Catalina Island, Two Harbors. For race info, qualifying requirements, race rules, history of the race and additional info visit Catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org.

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