Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 8-22-19

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The 41st annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Sunday August 25. 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 Two Harbors on Catalina Island. $250 per person. Register at Eventbrite/The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. Catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org. Photo by Balzer

Thursday, August 22

Staying in charge

Health and Eldercare Law Programs (H.E.L.P.) present a series of workshops to empower adults and their families. The series continues on September 5, 19, and 26. Free. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 318-0675 for questions. 

South Bay Aviation

Learn about what was happening with aviation as the Beach Cities developed. Lecture by Lynn Jenson. Free admission. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Historical Society, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For upcoming lecture series events visit hermosabeachhiustoricalsociety.org. 

Fairies vs trolls

The magical competition is brewing once again at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? Using your wits, courage and imagination, find the tiny troll and fairy houses hidden throughout the Garden, collect all the clever clues, and locate the Jamboree. Be sure to wear your wings, don a troll hat, wear appropriate footwear and bring sunscreen and water. This adventure is for guests of all ages. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Through August 31. Advance tickets suggested. Garden Members can acquire free tickets by verifying their membership during checkout. Adults $9 – $4. Children 4 year and younger free. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Southcoastbotanicgarden.org or (310) 544-1948.

Friday, August 23

Family Movie 

Enjoy a nice night with family and a movie at the Redondo Beach Library. Free. 3 – 5 p.m. Library 2nd floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 318-0675 for questions and information. Visit redondo.org/library for an up to date events calendar. 

Summer Drive-in movie

The Roadium will screen the animated film Coco. $20 per car. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 8. Food trucks and photo booth will be there too. 2500 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. www.roadium.com.

Saturday, August 24


If you enjoy an exceptional vegetable grown and passed down through your family, learn how to protect and preserve that cherished heirloom. Learn the right time to harvest, how to gather, and best ways to store seeds with Master Gardener Liza Go. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. $14 members/$19 non-members. For questions and information call (310) 544-1948. For tickets visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org. 

Native plants

Spruce up your garden this summer at the Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. Visit pvplc.org for more information.

The future

See the future as MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center’s live demonstrations on some of the latest robotic and computer-assisted health care technologies that are revolutionizing health care treatments. See the robots and technology in action first-hand while getting your questions answered directly by the surgeons and technicians who operate the systems. 11 a.m – 2 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Enter raffles for a chance to win one of two FitBit Inspires, as well as other exciting giveaways. Lunch will be provided. Parking will be validated. For questions, call (800) 636-6742. 

Printing museum

The Letterpress Wayzgoose Celebration at the International Printing Museum. Admission includes all activities, workshops & lectures for $20. Steamroller printing with large wood type and engraved blocks, wood type letterpress slam on Vandercooks using fonts and images from the Museum’s extensive collection, poster printing on 1905 Heidelberg Cylinder Press, simple paper marbling, screen printing t-shirts, and more. Mini-workshops include intro to the Heidelberg Windmill, intro to the Platen Press, typecasting on Ludlow, foil stamping on Windmill, and type casting on Linotype. Visitors will finish the day off with a reception in the gallery at 5 p.m. 12 – 6 p.m. 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson. For more info visit printmuseum.org/wayzgoose. For questions call (310) 515-7166. 

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. 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. 

Taste at the beach

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club presents the annual Taste at the Beach. Fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, silent auction, and live music. $75 at the door. For more info and to purchase tickets visit tasteatthebeach.org. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 

Summer concert weekend

The Hermosa Beach Summer Series continues with The White Buffalo and comedy by Steve Byrne. On Sunday rock to Mariachi El Bronx, Wailing Souls, Gamblers Mark and Lola Rising. Music starts at 4:30 p.m. both days. Free. Bring blankets, picnics and beach chairs. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Visit hermosasummerseries.com for line-up and information. 

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 start 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. 

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. 

Movies at the beach

Popcorn, beach setting, families, blankets and a great classic movie on the big screen when the sun goes down. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Fun begins at twilight. Grease will begin at 7:50 p.m. Brought to you by Friends of the Parks Hermosa Beach. Pedones will be selling their pizza by the slice! Visit hbfop.org. 

Sunday, August 25

4 Sunday flea

Torrance Antique Street Faire features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, music items, plants, home decor and more. Antiques appraised for $3. Free admission. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sartori Avenue and El Prado, Old Torrance. Pet friendly. For information call (310) 328-6107 or visit torranceantiquefaire.com.

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 Two Harbors onCatalina Island. $250 per person. Register at Eventbrite/The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. Catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org.

Concert in the park

Crowd favorite Dean Colley and his showcase band “Hot August Night” regularly sell-out at concerts, festivals, events, and nightclubs. 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.

Tuesday, August 27


Los Cancioneros Master Chorale calling all singers for audition. 6 p.m. Hope United Methodist Church, 3405 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. To make an appointment, contact Lorraine Pickus at (310) 377-4978 or email Auditions@lcmasterchorale.com.

Can I improve?

If English is not your native language and you want to improve pronunciation skills, learn some helpful concepts about English phonetics and spelling from a phonetics and pronunciation specialist. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information on programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit redondo.org/library.

Nice to meet you

Bring a friend or neighbor for light bites and libations at the Neptunian Woman’s Club New Member Open House. Learn about the Club that has been a Manhattan Beach philanthropic organization since 1909. All women of the South Bay are welcome! 6 – 8 p.m. Neptunian Club, 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. RSVP at nwcnewmemeberopenhouse.eventbrite.com or contact Betty at:  ab.herring@verizon.net. 

Wednesday, August 28

Bird walk

Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in coastal sage and woodland canyon habitats. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners.  8:30 a.m. George F Canyon Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Medicare 101

Turning 65? On a retiree Health Plan? Recently been eligible for Medicare? Learn about Medicare and different types of insurance plans available to you. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance. RSVP at thipa.org/Medicare101 or (310) 257-7239. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration. Light refreshments will be provided.


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