Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 8-1-19

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Over 1,000 open water swimmers from around the world will participate in the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim on Sunday, at 9 a.m. The signature event of the 57th Annual International Surf Festival starts at the Hermosa Pier and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The festival begins Friday with the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament at the Manhattan Pier at 9 a.m. and the LA County Lifeguard Championships at 7:30 p.m. at the Hermosa pier. Saturday competitions include the R10 Paddleboard Race at Torrance Beach, body surfing at the Manhattan pier, surfing at the Hermosa pier and the Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Run at the Hermosa Pier. The Southern California Lifeguard Championships are Saturday night at the Hermosa pier. Sunday events include the Velzy Stevens Paddleboard from the Manhattan to Hermosa pier, the Junior Six-Man Volleyball tournament and lifeguard dory and youth swim races at the Hermosa pier. For more information, visit SurfFestival.org.

Thursday, August 1

Summer of music

Tonight’s free Redondo Pier concert features Professor Colombo (Rockin’ Country Blues). . Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. 6 – 8 p.m. West end of the Pier (behind Tony’s) 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a music line-up visit redondopier.com/events/.  

Movie in Howlett Park

Malaga Bank presents Disney’s “Frozen” and a night of popcorn and drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. atErnie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. Bring a blanket and chairs. For information call (3190) 377-1577 or visit ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us.

Friday, August 2

Through Sunday, August 4

International Surf Festival

The 57th International Surf Festival spotlights the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants. Participants range in age from 8 to 80. The three signature events are the Saturday night’s Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, Sunday morning’s Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament, which runs Friday through Saturday. Other events include a surfing, bodysurfing,, a beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth swims. For more information, including the event schedule, visit  SurfFestival.org. 

Hermosa sidewalk celebration

Through Sunday, August 4

Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce presents its Summer Sidewalk Celebration. Take advantage of special promotions and sales, discounted items and in-store activities for families throughout downtown Hermosa Beach. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information visit hbchamber.net or call the Chamber at (310) 376-0951.

Saturday, August 3

CPR/AED 1st aid

MBCERT is offering a free two-year certification Red Cross CPR/AED/1st Aid class to residents and employees of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Residents outside beach cities $55. Limited seating, so you must be registered to attend. Email 1certtraining@gmail.com with name, email address, street address, phone number for availability. Future classes are 9/28 and 12/7.

RBPD hosts Battle of the Bands

Redondo Beach Police Department and B2 Insurance presents Youth Battle of the Bands, a free concert where youth bands perform and compete. Live the Rock Star Dream! 7 p.m. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For details visit Redondo.org/battleofthebands. 


The Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library used book sale. Offers books priced mostly at $1 or less, in all categories plus children’s books, textbooks, DVDs and CDs. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Donations of books are accepted at the front desk of the library. 

Summer of music

The free Redondo Pier concert features the classic rock band 1969. Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. 6 – 8 p.m. west end of the Pier (behind Tony’s) 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a music line-up visit redondopier.com/events/.  

Let’s hike

Join the Sierra Club for a hike on the Miraleste Trails. The hike is 5.5 miles long, 800-foot gain, 3 hours. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Peck Park, San Pedro. Wear lug sole boots, bring a snack and water. Minors are permitted if accompanied by a parent. RSVP to Steven Morris, stevenmorris1032@gmail.com, (310) 530-8708 or Ray Simmons, tictaxpro@gmail.com, (310) 291-1038. For more info and future hikes visit angeles.sierraclub.org/outdoors/activities.

Sunday, August 4

Fly a kite in El Segundo

Call some friends, grab the kids, pack a picnic basket and head to the park. Kite crafting area, food & beverage vendors, live music and lots of kites! 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Recreation Park, 401 Sheldon St., El Segundo. For more info call (310) 524-2700. Free kites for the first 50 families!

Through Sunday, September 1

Concert in the park

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer. Concerts in the park begins at 3:45 p.m. with local teen bands until 4:30 p.m., the headlining band “Jungle Fire” begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Free. Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For information and an events line-up visit citymb.info. 

Monday, August 5

Free fitness

Beach Cities Summer Free Fitness with Mindful Yoga at Valley Park. A hybrid class incorporating restorative yoga practices and mindfulness techniques. Mindful Yoga combines calming and stress-relieving yoga movements with a 10-minute guided meditation. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Register online at bchd.org/freefitness. Dress in layers. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 

Parent chat about kids

Wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Striving to create balance in your household and manage family and student stress? Come to the Families Connected Parent Chat, held every Monday in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected. 10 – 11 a.m. 514 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 102, Redondo Beach. Free support group led by a licensed professional. Open to all parents. No registration necessary. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information.

Birds at the beach

South Bay Bird Society monthly meeting. Emergency Preparedness will be this month’s focus.  Emergency preparedness handouts will be available and earthquake kits will be available for viewing and you are invited to bring your own. Everyone is welcome to attend. 7 p.m. Kiwanis Club, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Free. For more information visit sobaybirdsoc.com or contact Janet at (310) 376-5954.

Tuesday, August 6

Hermosa night out with “The Incredibles.”

Join the Hermosa Beach Police Department for a special 36th Anniversary Celebration of National Night Out. “The Incredibles 2” at 7:50 p.m. Popcorn, Kona Ice, and giveaways. Pack a dinner and enjoy an evening with neighbors, Hermosa Beach Police Officers and LA County Fire Personnel. 7 – 10 p.m. South Park, 425 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For information email  Programcoordinator@Hermosapolice.org. 

Esplanade night out

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful National Night Out. 6 p.m. Meet the folks who actually keep the Esplanade beautiful. South end of the Esplanade by Miramar Park, 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. Look for the Keep the Esplanade Beautiful canopy near the park. Redondo Beach Police Department will pay a visit and entertainment provided by Laura Hunter and more. 

Wednesday, August 7

Falconer on the Redondo pier

Meet falconer Lori of the Wing Falconry Services with special guest hawks and falcons for an educational presentation.. Free. West end of the Municipal “Horseshoe” Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. 10 – 11 a.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For future Falconer events visit redondopier.com. 

Thursday, August 8


Because last year’s Beach Cities Volunteer Day was such a success it’s happening again. The 4th annual Beach Cities Volunteer Day where organizations, families, and residents across the Beach Cities come together for one mission-to create a healthy beach community. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. When you register you will pick your preferred school. Location to be determined. Register at bchd.org/volunteerday. For more info contact Alejandra Sierra, Volunteer Services Associate at (310) 374-3426, ext. 160 or Alejandra.Sierra@bchd.org.


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