Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 9-12-19

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The Best Day Foundation hosts its annual beach days on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 for kids 4 and up who have autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other special needs. 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. For information, register your child or to volunteer call 1(800) 309-2815, email info@bestdayfoundation.org or visit bestdayfoundation.org.

Thursday, September 12

Pizza with a purpose

California Pizza Kitchen, the Pink Patch Project and Manhattan Beach Police Dept. are joining fundraising efforts. 20% of your dine-in or take-out orders at the Manhattan Beach location will be donated to the Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit Simanhattanbeach.org. Present the flyer (either hard copy or a photo on your cell phone) and CPK will do the rest. California Pizza Kitchen, 3320 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For questions call (310) 796-1233. 

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Fashion on point

Get to The Point for the annual Fashion on Point event with looks from various boutiques and shops showcasing fall trends. Your $20 ticket includes runway seating, champagne from the Bubble Tap Trailer, beauty bars, exclusive shopping parties, and more. 6 – 8 p.m. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Get tickets at ThePointSB.com. For questions call (310) 414-5280.

Spare change

Bay Cities Coin Club monthly meeting. All ages welcome. Show and Tell, auctions, 50/50, raffle, and gifts for kids. Free. 6:30 p.m. Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles (actually city of Westchester). For more info visit baycitiescoinclub.com or email baycitiescc@gmail.com. 

Friday, September 13

Celebrate MB

There’s still time to view the Discover Manhattan Beach art exhibition. It celebrates national Parks and Rec Month celebrating everything Manhattan Beach has to offer through the eyes of local artists. Through Sunday, September 29. Wed. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Citymb.info. 

Foot Pain 

Join MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center for a free Medicine, Munchies and Movies health education lecture. Mariam Botros, DPM, Long Beach Medical Center,will give a lecture on common foot pain and treatment options, followed by a screening of A Star is Born. Lunch will be provided. To register, call (562) 933-1650. 12 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.

Full moon

Explore wildlife creatures of the night on a Full Moon Hike with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Reservations required. 9 yrs. +. $12 person. 7:30 p.m. George F Canyon Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr E, Rolling Hills Estates. Reservations required at pvplc.org or call (310) 541-7613.

Rip Roarin’ 

Vaud Overstreet and Vaud & the Villains, presents a ten-piece “small show” for a danceable, rousing night of 1930s hot, hoppin’ jazz! Spot-on harmonies, wailin’ horns, fiddle, bass, drums and more. 8 p.m. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St, San Pedro. Tickets are available online at grandvision.org, or by phone at (310) 833-4813 or at the Grand Annex box office. 

Saturday, September 14

Best weekend

Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and more. Join Best Day Foundation in creating a special beach day for children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges. 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., today and tomorrow. Hermosa Beach Pier. For information, register your child or to volunteer call 1(800) 309-2815, email info@bestdayfoundation.org or visit bestdayfoundation.org. 

Nature walk

Enjoy the beautiful weather exploring 22-acre restoration site with cactus wren and gnatcatcher habitat with beautiful views of Catalina Island. Nature Walk at Alta Vicente Reserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9 a.m. Moderate to strenuous. Park at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign up at pvplc.org. 

Pier yoga

Grab your yoga mat, towel and water and head to the Redondo Pier for Free Yoga. All levels welcome. Free. 10 – 11 a.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100-500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a list of future events on the pier visit redondopier.com.

Native plants

Still time to spruce up your garden this summer with the Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve. These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit pvplc.org for more information. 

Poet and I know it

Poetry workshop for seasoned poets and beginners, too. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Main Library 2nd floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. For more info on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for adult and teen programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for children’s programs. Visit redondo.org/library. 

Sew rebellious

Emancipate yourself from the global garment industry. Learn to mend, alter, create and retailor existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items. to create clothing

Join Frau Fiber and The Sewing Rebellion, a national campaign to “Stop Shopping and Start Sewing.” For teens and adults. You need to bring a sewing machine, 2-3 men’s XL t-shirts, thread, scissors, pins, hand needle and sewing problems you need to solve to the program. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. For questions and information contact the Adult Information Desk at (310) 328-0676, option 5.

Great Horned Owl 

Bring your family to experience hands-on-science and listen to children’s literature about the Great Horned Owl. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the beautiful preserve trail. Bring lunch to enjoy under the shady Learning Tree. 11 a.m. Free and appropriate for all ages. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. George F. Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Classics, hot rods and muscle cars will be on exhibit in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach in September. The 2nd Annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car show is presented by the MBPD K-9 Unit and the Downtown Business Association on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit mbpdk9.com/carshow. The 16th annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show, organized for former Redondo Fire Chief Pat Aust (above), will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Redondo. For more information visit redondopier.com. Photo by Kevin Cody

Sunday, September 15

Car show

The 2nd annual Downtown MB Car Show presented by the Manhattan Beach Police Department K-9 Unit and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association. Live music, great restaurants & bars, raffle, prizes, and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Manhattan Ave., between Manhattan Beach Blvd & 9th Street. The proceeds from the show go directly to the Manhattan Beach Police K-9 Foundation. Free for spectators. For more info and registration visit mbpdk9.com/carshow. 

Monday, September 16

Let’s dance

Dance and Move Mondays with Dance 1 Studios. Children have the ability to process visual, tactile and auditory sensation that is aroused by music and movement. A great way to engage your children with movement, dance and follow-along instructions. 11 – 11:30 a.m. Main Library Storytime Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more info on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for adult and teen programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for children’s programs. Visit redondo.org/library. 

Wednesday, September 18

Bird walk

Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 8:30 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Thursday, September 19

Superhero Day 

Join The Point for a day of superhero fun! Meet and greet with your favorite superheroes, plus enjoy themed arts & crafts, face painting, balloon twisting, and more. Free. 10 a.m. – noon. The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. For a calendar of events visit thepointsb.com. For questions call (310) 414-5280.

Life planning

A free five-part series in partnership with H.E.L.P. focusing on elder care is offered at the Redondo Beach Main Library. Classes are free and open to everyone. Financial Planning for Long-Term Care. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2nd floor meeting room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more info on programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit redondo.org/library. 

Ground breaking

Seasons Memory Care ground breaking ceremony and project introduction. Delicious local fare and refreshments will be served. 4 – 6 p.m. 2455 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance. For more info and to rsvp call (310) 439-9430 or visit SeasonsatRollingHills.com. 

Friday, September 20

Fearless Fermentation

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts cancer survivor and integrated nutrition health coach, Paula Marchica, RN. The act of fermentation enables millions of beneficial bacteria to form that support optimal health for the body and the gut. Marchica will demonstrate how to make things like Kombucha, pickled vegetables and Sauerkraut. A nutritious 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.

Running Hot!

Terranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series. Free summer concert series. 6 – 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Running Hot, a Rolling Stones tribute band. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. For information call (310) 265-2766 or visit terranea.com.

Saturday, September 21

Coastal cleanup

Adopt-a-Beach Coastal Cleanup Day benefiting Heal the Bay. Join in anytime between 9 a.m. – noon at Hermosa Pier to collect trash along the beach. Kids are invited to help too. All cleaning supplies provided. Hungry and thirsty from cleaning? Tortuga Wealth will be hosting brunch on the Hennessey’s patio during the cleanup. Bring a friend and the kids! RSVP via email to info@tortugawealth.com or by calling (310) 935-0275 to reserve your spot and receive a t-shirt. 

Fair fare

A day of fun and sun at the El Segundo Fair presented by Kiwanis on Richmond Street in downtown El Segundo. Food, games, craft booths, kids zone, beer garden, live music and more. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit elsegundochamber.com.

Walk for the end

Held annually, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Participants of all ages and abilities can join the fight against the disease! Registration 9 a.m., ceremony 10 a.m., walk 10:30 a.m. Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza, 111 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Register at act.alz.org. Questions call the 24/7 hotline at 1(800) 272-3900. 

Family walk

Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through a Tongva demonstration garden to learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to a WWII gun emplacement. Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

Boots, brew & BBQ

Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat! Get ready to feast on barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, and enjoy tequila tasting or your favorite cocktails at our open bar. Work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away. 6 – 11 p.m. Switzer Learning Center, 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance. Tickets $125. For tickets and information visit switzercenter.ejoinme.org/BBBtickets. For more details, contact the Development Department at (310) 328-3611, ore email ordevelopment@switzercenter.org.

Movie time

Free movie nights every Saturday in September on the Redondo Pier. Back to the Future. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Bring a low back beach chair and blanket. Film begins at dusk. 500 Fisherman’s Wharf (below Kincaid’s), Redondo Beach. 

Monday, September 23

AARP Smart Driver

The AARP Smart Driver Course is for anyone over the age of 55 who wants to tune up their driving skills and learn defensive driving techniques. The eight-hour AARP course is broken up into two 4-hour sessions. Second class Thursday, September 26. $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, Classroom 1, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. To register, call (562) 933-1650. 

Tuesday, September 24

Crafty afternoon

An hour of afternoon crafting fun. Some activities and crafts support STEAM learning with a hands-on and play based approach. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Meeting room, Redondo Beach North Branch Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call the children’s information desk for questions and information at (310) 318-0675, option 6. 

Thursday, September 26

Safe senior living

Health and Eldercare Law Programs present a series of workshops to empower adults and their families. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2nd floor meeting room of the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more info on Library programs and services call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for adult and teen programs or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for children’s programs. Visit redondo.org/library. 

Friday, September 27

Health Benefit Laws

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host representatives from the Employee Benefits Security Administration and Covered California. Participants will learn what rights they and their families have so that timely and informed decisions can be made when needed. Covered California will provide information on ACA, MediCal overview, financial assistance, health coverage options, and other health insurance related questions. 1 – 2:30 p.m. A nutritious lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Saturday, September 28

Ukulele festival

Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival. All-Star performances all day with unlimited workshop access. Prizes. Shaved ice and food vendors. Classes and activities for all ages and levels. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Full tickets, festival lineup, artist & workshop info, vendors and schedule visit losangelesukulelefestival.com; (800) 595-4849, facebook.com/laukulelefestival. 

Movie time

Free movie nights every Saturday in September on the Redondo Pier. Grease. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Bring a low back beach chair and blanket. Film begins at dusk. 500 Fisherman’s Wharf (below Kincaid’s), Redondo Beach. 

Sunday, September 29

Rods, rides & relics

The 16th annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on the Redondo Beach Pier. View lots of old, vintage and fancy cars up close for free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For more info visit redondopier.com. 

Monday, September 30

Young Cancer Survivorship 

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents this program for young adults diagnosed with cancer before their early forties (regardless of current age). Held each week on Mondays, participants connect with other young adults who have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or are several years finished with treatment. Family and friends welcome. 6 – 8 p.m. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org. 

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