South Bay Community Calendar 8-2-18
Thursday, August 2
“Balance in between” features three distinguished artists — Go Woon Choi, Janet Seo & Saberia Lee. Closing art exhibition. 5 – 9 p.m. Dekor Gallery 445 W. 6th Street, San Pedro. Visit dekorgallery.com for further information.
Music on the pier
Summer of music featuring Franks & Deans on the pier stage. 6 – 8 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf. For more information on future concets visit redondopier.com.
International Surf Fest
Through Sunday, August 5
The International Surf Festival features the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants. The schedule of events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities. For additional information and schedule, visit the website at surffestival.org/.
Astronomers are discovering new exoplanets by the dozens. Ages 9-17 are invited to come discover Styrofoam Planets and design an exoplanet landscape. Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. 2 p.m. Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information call the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964 or visit torranceca.gov.
Friday, August 3
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) presents Dr. Ted Cranford, San Diego State University for this week’s Discovery Lecture Series. An entire minke whale was CT scanned using a rocket motor scanner to investigate the sound reception apparatus. The multiplicity of pathways for sound within the heads of whales have intriguing similarities to radio antennas. Both can function in either transmit or receive mode. Both can preferentially send or receive signals with specific frequencies or directional characteristics. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. John M. Olguin Auditorium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Space is limited. (310) 548-7562 or RSVP at aprildiscoverylecture.eventbrite.com.
Through Sunday, August 5
The Hermosa Beach Chamber or Commerce and Visitors Bureau host the annual Summer Sidewalk Celebration. The family-friendly event allows residents and visitors to browse through merchandise on the sidewalks of Pier and Hermosa Avenues, enjoy live music and take advantage of enticing discounts. Restaurants are also offering various specials and several businesses will offer children’s activities. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. For details visit hbchamber.net.
On the first Friday of each month, Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. and live musical performances are presented in the Village. Visit rivieravillage.net for details.
Summer Family Movies in Alta Vista Park. Free and open to the public. Movie starts at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and popcorn. Featured movie: Public Enemy. 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach. Redondo.org.
Saturday, August 4
Books for sale
Categories include children’s, teen’s, art, cooking, history, biography, garden, decorating, craft, self-help, science, travel, classic as well as text books. Prices start at 50 cents with most priced at $1. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Proceeds pay for the programs at the library offered for all ages. The front desk accepts donations of books and DVD’s. For donations over 3 boxes, call (424) 241-0532 or email MBFOL90266@GMAIL.com.
R-10 paddleboard race
The 21st Annual Riviera Mexican Grill R-10 Paddleboard Race is part of the International Surf Festival. The course will be from Torrance Beach (just south of the main lifeguard tower) out to the R-10 (PV-10) Buoy and back to the beach. The course is approximately 7 miles out and back. Paddleboards and SUPs are all invited. 8 – 11 a.m. Torrance Beach. Online registration $50 or beach registration $70. For more info visit stbaldricks.org/.
Arts on the hill
Join the faculty of The Studio School, members of Palos Verdes Art Center Artists (PVACA), and the Palos Verdes Performing Arts, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Palos Verdes Library District, Palos Verdes School Gardens, Grand Vision Foundation, Los Serenos de Point Vincent, and Community Art Machine for Arts on the Hill at the Palos Verdes Art Center. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free art activities for kids, artist demos, arts and crafts for sale – plus live music, food trucks and more. 5504 Crestridge Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 541-2479 or visit pvartcenter.org.
Summer themed crafts and activities along with touch tank tours and fish feeding. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Sea Lab, 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For questions contact Adrianne Calbreath at (310) 318-7458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, August 5
Summer Whale Watch
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to search for the great whales that visit our coast during the summer. Guests will board the 90-foot yacht, Spirit, in San Pedro and head out to sea in search of blue whales and other marine life, such as humpbacks and fin whales, as well as many species of dolphins and seabirds. $30 ($25 for FRIENDS member). Reservations are required. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For further information call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Ice cream social presented by The South Bay Coastliners and The Westminster Chorus with performance by The St. Peter’s Men’s Chorale. 2 – 4 p.m. St. Peter’s by the Sea Church, 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information visit coastliners.org.
The Riviera Village Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In the triangle parking lot across from Trader Joe’s, Redondo Beach.
Monday, August 6
Life after Cancer
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents this program for those who have had cancer and are post-treatment. Surviving cancer can have long-term effects. Fear of recurrence and anxiety about getting back into daily routines can reduce quality of life. Offered the first Monday of each month. Drop-in welcome. 6 – 8 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Get moving with Beach Cities Free Fitness Series with Zumba. A free community-wide event that brings together Beach Cities residents, fitness and fun. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. Free. Invite your friends and family. 6:30 p.m. Alta Vista Park, 715 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach. Visit bchd.org/freefitness for a full schedule of events and to register.
Tuesday, August 7
National night out in Redondo
Join your neighbors for a potluck, activities and lots of family fun. Bring a dish to share and a blanket or chair. Mindful yoga demonstration by Beach Cities Health District. AdventurePlex obstacle course. Drone and K-9 demonstration from Redondo Beach Police Department. 5 – 7 p.m. Anderson Park, 2229 Ernest Ave., Redondo Beach. Bchd.org.
Movie in the park in Hermosa
The Hermosa Beach Police Department invites residents to participate in National Night Out by attending Movie in the Park. Watch a free screening of Zootopia. Movie starts at dusk, around 8:15 p.m. Bring your picnic, blankets and chairs, and enjoy an evening with your neighbors and Hermosa Beach police officers and fire personnel. Games, giveaways, popcorn, balloon artist and more. 7 – 10 p.m. Valley Park, 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach.
Wednesday, August 8
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage. 2 – 7 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main Street, El Segundo. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1 (800) 733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
by Judy Rae