South Bay Community Calendar 8-30-18
Thursday, August 30
The final offering in the Summer of Music Concert Series on the Redondo Beach Pier with Strange Days. 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Bring a low back chair/blanket to sit on. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For additional information visit redondopier.com/events/.
Friday, August 31
Thru Monday, September 3
LA Fleet week
Free to the public, the multi-day event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Visitors enjoy public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, live entertainment, the 10th annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3 walk/run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Galley Wars culinary competition between military branches, and all-around fun for the entire family. Free. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. For a schedule of events, parking, and general info visit lafleetweek.com.
Saturday, September 1
Thru Monday, September 3
Party in Hermosa!
The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, the event features over 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors and more. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year not only for the arts and crafts but for the music! There are two stages featuring live music – the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue. For information call the Hermosa Beach Chamber at (310) 376-0951 or visit fiestahermosa.net.
Thru Monday, September 3
While you are wondering around Fiesta Hermosa stop by the Peter Zippi Memorial Fund’s adoption booth and check out the little and big kitties needing homes. All of the cats and kittens are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue. Additional information is available at peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264.
Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity. Explore writing topics that can help further your efforts as an author. This is a chance to share knowledge and fuel your own creative work. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For questions call the Library Adult Information Desk (310) 318-0675 option 5.
Sunday, September 2
Take part in a 60-minute all-level yoga class to detoxify your body, followed up with a re-toxifying and refreshing brew of your choice amongst an awesome group of people. One of our favorite local instructors will lead a rocking yoga class to invigorate, strengthen and restore your body. Class will be held inside the brewery – concrete floors, cinder block walls and the smell of hops in the air. After class enjoy a pint or tasting flight of your choice from El Segundo Brewing Company. Ticket price includes: yoga class + beer ticket. Arrive by 10:30 a.m. to check in and grab a spot for your mat. Class will begin at 10:45 a.m. Beer will be served after class and you’re welcome to hang out as long as you’d like. Space is limited. Day-of tickets are $25 available on allevents.in. Bring your own mat and water.
The Concerts in the Park last concert of the season with Chroma Haze 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. and DSB. 5 – 7 p.m. Free to the public. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For additional information visit citymb.info.
Monday, September 3
Labor Day concert
Under the direction of Christine Hayes, the The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will perform a Labor Day concert at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Free with garden admission. 3 – 5 p.m. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For tickets visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org or at the door. For info call (310) 544-1948.
Tuesday, September 4
Enjoy 50-plus vendors at the weekly Certified Farmers Market in downtown Manhattan Beach. Launched in the summer of 2006, the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. The market is located on 13th Street between Valley and Morningside Drives. Parking is available in Metlox Plaza… or just walk or ride your bike! Downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Children are invited to come to Musical Tuesdays at Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Blvd., Palos Verdes. Children ages 4 to Grade 3, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., playing musical games and working on music to be shared about once a month in church. Children Grades 4 – 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. working with hand chimes with Mr. David Sateren and music for monthly sharing. Both groups will be working on music for the annual Children’s Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m. Open to all children in the community. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 5
Lori of On The Wing Falconry Services with special guest hawks and falcons will be on hand for an educational presentation and to answer questions about these amazing animals. 10 – 11 a.m. West end of the Municipal horseshoe Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. redondopier.com.
Take 30 minutes to down shift and practice mindfulness techniques the first Wednesday of each month at Beach Cities Health District from 5:30 – 6 p.m. The sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. (lower level) Redondo Beach. Free. No registration needed. bchd.org.
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Jacek Pinski, MD, co-director of the genitourinary program at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Southern California. Pinski will discuss Provenge, a personalized vaccine therapy for prostate cancer that uses the patient’s own immune system to detect and attack cancer cells with little impact to healthy tissue or cells. Registration required. 5 – 6:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
by Judy Rae