South Bay Community Calendar 8-23-18
Thursday, August 23
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. 2 – 8 p.m. Lifeguard Division Administrative Headquarters, 2600 The Strand, Manhattan Beach. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1(800) 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.
Summer of music
In Contempt will be rocking the Pier Stage at the Summer of Music on the Redondo Beach Pier. A variety of food and beverages are available for take-out to enjoy during the concert. Free. Blankets or low-backed beach chairs are encouraged. 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Redondopier.com.
Friday, August 24
Healing with self hypnosis
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Duncan Tooley, medical hypnotist, artist and author. Learn and practice how to boost the body’s healing powers through self-hypnosis for specific medical needs. Attendees will also receive a free audio hypnotic meditation and mini-eBook “Increase Anything” based on the same process taught in the workshop. No prior experience with hypnosis or meditation needed. A healthy lunch will be provided by The Spot restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 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.
Celebrate the end of summer and the upcoming school year with a special movie screening of Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” featuring Julie Andrews. Light refreshments served. Tickets $5 per person. Register at the Community Center or online at Hermosabch.org. For questions call the Community Resources at (310) 318-0280.
Saturday, August 25
The St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 301 Ave. D, Redondo Beach. The sale will be held in the “Family Life Center” room and upper patio area, both of which are directly opposite the parking lot.
Under the stars
Enjoy an elegant evening under the stars featuring world-renowned, Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Kenny G, bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine, to benefit Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 6 – 9:30 p.m. American Honda, 700 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. For tickets visit torrancechamber.com/event/honda-evening-under-the-stars/ or call (310) 540-5858.
In celebration of its 45-year history of helping vulnerable children and families in need throughout the Greater South Bay, the Richstone Family Center will host its 5th Annual Endless Summer Beach Party on the Beach at King Harbor Marina. The celebration honors the Richstone Family Center, the families, and the many volunteers and donors who have worked over the years to make the programs possible. 5:30 p.m. King Harbor, 208 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets $125 and up available at Eventbrite.com. For questions email email@example.com.
The Torrance Theatre Company presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It is just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business, filed with snappy repartee and upbeat songs. 8 p.m. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are $35/$25. Call the Theatre Box Office at (310) 781-7171. For more information visit TorranceTheatreCompany.com.
The 27th Annual Palos Verdes Begonia Society Show and Sale. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Southcoastbotanicgarden.org.
ACT practice exam
Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help students build testing endurance and get a real-time snapshot of their performance. Register for ACT® using this link: http://bit.ly/2MxIDnz. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Students bring and approved calculator, pencil, water, and snack.
Sunday, August 26
Music on the sand
Saint Rocke presents Venice with special guests Olio at Summer Concerts on the Beach in Hermosa.. Blankets, chairs, towels, and umbrellas are welcome. Live music/DJ starts 5 p.m. Free. hbsummerconcerts.com/.
The 4th Sunday Flea
Tree-lined streets and a laid-back vibe make The Torrance Antique Street Faire a favorite for vendors and customers, who find it a refreshing alternative to big arena venues. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sartori Avenue and El Prado Avenue, Old Torrance. For information visit torranceantiquefaire.com.
Beach cruiser and brews
Begin with a burrito and beer(s) at the King Harbor Brewing Company Waterfront Tasting Room, then go on a Strand bike ride with stops at venues that have King Harbor on draft ($5 pints on KHBC beers). 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. KHBC, 132 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach. Tickets $10. Sign up at eventbrite.com, KHBC Beach Cruiser and Brews #3.
Epic paddleboard race
Paddlers from all over the world will take to the waters off Southern California in the 40th annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. Paddlers will leave the Isthmus cove, Catalina Island, at 6 a.m. and paddle 32 miles to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Swells, currents and wind conditions play into what is notoriously one of the most grueling endurance events in the world. The top finishers are expected to cross the finish line around 11 a.m. For more info visit catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org/.
Monday, August 27
Beach Cities Free Fitness Series with Zumba’s heart-pumping hip-hop music and Latin inspired dance moves at Alta Vista Park. The fun, easy-to-follow workout dance is great for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Families are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Alta Vista Park, 801 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Bchd.org.
Putting for vets
Patriots Honor Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit injured veterans. $250 per player, all inclusive. Course and cart fees, breakfast box, gift package, lunch at the Turn, drinks, and more. 8 a.m. check in. 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Trump National Golf Club, 1 Trump Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. Register at PatriotsHonor.org/events.
Young Cancer Survivorship
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents this program for young adults diagnosed with cancer before their early 40s, regardless of current age. Held the second and fourth Monday of each month, participants can connect with other young adults who have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or are several years finished with treatment. 6 – 8 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Family and friends are welcome. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Tuesday, August 28
Enjoy 50-plus vendors at the weekly Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market. Open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the summer and 4 p.m. during the school year. Located on 13th Street between Valley and Morningside Drives. Parking is available in Metlox Plaza. Sponsored by the Downtown Business & Professional Association, the Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market has been connecting local farmers with residents for 10 years. downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Wednesday, August 29
MAC users group meeting. All MAC/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome. Beginners Q&A at 6:30 p.m. Presentation on Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Los Serenos de Point Vicente Docent. Come to the Open House to see what they are all about, learn how to become a docent, and discover they share their knowledge of the Peninsula’s natural history. Check out the leadership/public relation program for high school students in the Jr. Docent program. 7 p.m. 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. For more information call (310) 544-5265 for Ann Zellers (docent coordinator) or visit losserenos.org.
Pint for a pint
Donate a pint of blood at the Blood Donor Center at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, and receive a coupon for one free pint of Baskins-Robbins ice cream. Walk-ins are welcome and parking validation will be provided. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. To schedule an appointment call the Center at (562) 933-0808 or visit memorialcare.org/lbblooddonation.
by Judy Rae