Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 8-3-17

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It’s the greatest show on surf! The 56th annual International Surf Festival takes place this weekend and highlights world class waterwomen and watermen, both young and old, in a variety of athletic competitions. Evening events held under the lights at the Hermosa Pier. For full schedule visit surffestival.org. Photo by Ray Vidal


Thursday, August 3

International Surf Festival

Events include lifeguard races, pier to pier swim, paddleboard races, volleyball, sand run, youth events and sandcastle contest. For a list of events, times and locations visit surffestival.org.


Friday, August 4

Deals galore

Swing by downtown Hermosa Beach businesses for the 7th annual summer sidewalk sale featuring in-store events for kids, discounts/specials, entertainment, shopping and dining. Fri. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. hbchamber.net.

Introducing Omnilore

Omnilore is a learning-in-retirement community of seniors who participate in study/discussion groups. Attend a required orientation session to learn more about Omnilore and how to join. 1:30 p.m. Beach Cities Health Center, Lower Level Suite L8, 514 N. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach. For more information or to RSVP to the orientation session,  e-mail Membership@Omnilore.org or call (310) 514-1415.

Movie under the stars

Grab popcorn, lawn chairs and a blanket to watch the movie Take Me Out To The Ball Game at

Alta Vista Park, 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach. Free. Starts at dusk (8 p.m.-ish). redondo.org/cals/city_events_calendar.asp for more info.


Saturday, August 5

Learn to save a life

Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team and Beach Cities Health District are offering a free First Aid, CPR/AED training class. No charge to residents and employees of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach; all others $55 per person. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. You must pre-enroll to be assured a seat in class.Email Jeanne: 1certtraining@gmail.com with full name, phone, email and home address.

Take the family

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy First Saturday Family Hike. Bring your family and join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  Free. All ages welcome. 9 a.m. George F. Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Savvy IRA planning

Are you unsure if you are getting the most out of your IRA? This class will provide an overview of IRA characteristics, how to maximize IRA withdrawals by minimizing taxes, and how to avoid costly errors that can impact event the best of retirement plans. Sponsored by Palos Verdes Library District and Keymark Financial Inc., this informational seminar is free and open to the public. 10 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For questions contact Mary Cohen at (310) 921-7519. Pvld.org.

Book sale

Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library used book sale, 50 cents and up, children’s, teen’s, art, cooking, history, biography, garden, self-help, science and more. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (424) 241-0532 or email MBFOL90266@gmail.com.

Bananas for a cure

Bananas for Ana has raised more than $80,000 to be used towards funding breast cancer awareness, screening, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. R10 Social House, 179 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. To RSVP and for more information visit bananasforana.com.

Mustang Down

Learn about Gertrude Tompkins who, on October 26, 1944, climbed into her P-51 Mustang and took off from Mines Field (now part of LAX). She was never heard from again. Of the 38 Women’s Airforce Service Pilots killed during World War II, she is the only one still missing. Admission to Museum $5. Parking is free. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Western Museum of Flight, Louis Zamperini (Torrance) Airport, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance. For questions call (310) 326-9544.

Movie on the Beach

Hermosa’s Friends of the Park screens Karate Kid on the south side of the Pier beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets, picnic and beach chairs. Free; donations appreciated. Popcorn and water, t-shirts, blankets and caps available for purchase. Hbfop.org for more info.


Sunday, August 6

Get social

Staying connected, active and belonging to a group of supportive, like-minded people is just as vital to your well-being as exercise and healthy eating. Join one of Beach Cities Health District’s “moai” social groups geared toward walking, potlucks, gardening or other healthy activities. Refreshments. Free. 1 – 3 p.m. Joslyn Community Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. Register online at bchd.org.  


Monday, August 7

Music Together

Music Together is an early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them.  Children learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence. 11:30 a.m. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway.


Dance fever

Get moving and de-stress with Beach Cities free fitness series with Zumba. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. Invite your friends and family to join. 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Elementary School, 2223 Plant Ave., Redondo Beach. For a full schedule of events and to register visit bchd.org/freefitness.

Birds meet

The South Bay Bird Society monthly meeting at the Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Guest speaker will be Lori Rogalski, Zookeeper at the LA Zoo’s Avian Conservation Center. 7 – 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Janet Ragonesi at (310) 376-5954 or email: ragonesi@att.net.

PC Meeting

Greater South Bay PC Computer Club general meeting at the Torrance Airport, 3301 Airport Dr., Torrance. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Call (310) 373-3989 for more information. gsbug.apcug.org.


Wednesday, August 9

Memory & Aging workshop

Learn to differentiate normal from unhealthy aging processes so that you can identify early symptoms of cognitive impairment in yourself and/or your loved ones. You will be educated on possible causes of memory problems, how to promote healthy brains throughout the lifespan, and what you can do to maintain or improve your memory. 1 – 3 p.m. Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. For more information or to register call (310) 318-0650. Redondo.org/senior. 



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