South Bay Community Calendar 9-13-18
Thursday, September 13
Calling for Entries
Are you a local artist or art student looking to exhibit your work to a wide audience?
Palos Verdes Library District is now accepting applications for the annual Community Art Show thru September 30. Open to all artists. Artwork in all media is eligible, such as painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Visit pvld.org/artinourlibrary and fill out the online application or pick up an entry form at any PVLD library. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd. Rolling Hills Estates. Opening reception Saturday, November 17, 5 – 7 p.m. For questions contact Ketzie Diaz at email@example.com or call (310) 377-9584 ext. 230.
Make eating a selfless act by joining a fundraiser to support MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Just in to any LA or Orange County Chipotle from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. and tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause. 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Miller Children’s & Women’s. Visit chipotle.com/locations/ for participating Los Angeles Chipotle locations.
Peter Zippi Memorial Fund open adoption hours every Thursday. 5 – 6:30 p.m. All cats and kittens are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. Adoption fees will apply. Located inside of VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 1560 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264.
Saturday, September 15
Take part of the State’s largest annual volunteer event, Coastal Cleanup day. Visit healthebay.org/event/coastal-cleanup-day-2018/ and pick what beach you would like to participate at and reserve your location. 9 a.m. – noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle, gloves, and a bucket to create a zero-waste Cleanup. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boots, brews and BBQ
Switzer Learning Center presents an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party, Boots, Brews & BBQ. Dust off your boots and come dressed in western wear to feast on barbecue dishes, sample delicious craft beers from local breweries, whiskey tasting or your favorite cocktails at open bars, ride a mechanical bull, work on your aim at one of the rifle or pistol shooting ranges, play blackjack, partake in excellent live and silent auctions, and dance the night away. 6 – 11 p.m. Switzer Learning Center, 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance. Tickets are $125 and available at switzercenter.ejoinme.org/BBBtickets. For questions call (310) 328-3611.
Abandon that produce delivery service and try your hand at growing your own fresh, organic produce at home. Master Gardener Liza Go will teach you how to create an edible garden. You’ll learn to locate your home’s best location for a garden, how to create good soil out of your current plot, the what’s, the whens and the hows to grow, the ins and outs of proper propagation, and integrated pest management. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $65 Members / $72 Non-members. Advance registration required. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions email email@example.com.
Monday, September 17
Great Pumpkin Hunt
The furry critters of South Coast Botanic Garden are notorious for snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch. To thwart their efforts, the Garden’s resident birds have hidden the patch away. Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing patch? 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily thru November 30. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions call (310) 544-1948, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.
Thursday, September 20
Fashion on point
Fashion On Point features all things fashion, both inside the shops and restaurants as well as the outdoor plaza. Ticket holders receive swag bag, passport to parties and exclusive incentives at The Point shops, a glass of champagne from The Bubble Tap Trailer while enjoying pop‐up fashion shows at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 online at Eventbrite/Fashion on Point. Proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Worldwide West. 6 – 8 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. To purchase your ticket go to Eventbrite/Fashion on Point.
Mommy & Me and daddies too
Parents of preschoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point has a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families, at no charge. Parents and their preschool aged kids are invited to join the Fall Festival and enjoy a petting zoo, live music, balloons, face painting and more. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. thepointsb.com.
Friday, September 21
Full corn moon
Enjoy an amazing nocturnal experience with a guided naturalist who will lead you on a journey to explore nature under an illuminating full moon. Advance reservations are required. Limited to 20 people, ages 9 and up. $12 per person. George F. Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr E, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information and rsvp visit pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Through the decades
The Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum new exhibition titled, Sandpipers: Philanthropy Through the Decades. In 1931, seven Hermosa Beach women came together to help those in the South Bay affected by the Great Depression. They called their newly organized group “Sandpipers” after the busiest bird on the beach. This exhibit tells their decades long story of helping those in need. 6 – 8 p.m. Free. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Saturday, September 22
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks hosts Movies at the Beach. Bring your chairs, blankets and friends to celebrate movies at Hermosa’s biggest park – THE BEACH! Activities begin at 6 p.m. and movies begin at sunset. Free but donations are welcome. For more info visit hbfop.org.
This is your opportunity to clean out old files and dispose of personal papers without compromising personal information. Shredding done onsite and you will be able to witness the destruction of your documents. After the documents are thoroughly shredded, the paper is recycled. No limit on how much you can bring. Hermosa Beach residents only. Free. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Sunday, September 23
Rods, rides and relics
The Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Rods, Rides and Relics Classic Car Show. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, Rods, Rides & Relics features some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on The Pier while a DJ spins oldies but goodies. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free and open to the public. For additional information visit redondopier.com.
Wednesday, September 26
Enriched Farms presents the Redondo Beach Night Market Wednesdays from 5 – 9 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach. Hot food and prepared foods for purchase, in addition to hand-crafted merchandise such as skin care products and jewelry. DJ spinning tunes and seating. For more information visit enrichedfarms.com/.
Thursday, September 27
Join Custom Design & Construction for an elegant, upscale tasting event featuring oils, vinegars and wine. During this party we will enjoy small bites using Oil & Vinegar’s unique products sourced from artisan producers around the world as well as fine wines from the Boisset Collection in Napa Valley. 6 – 8 p.m. Custom Design & Construction, 2001 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Admission is $5 to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Sign up at Eventbrite, Food & Wine Pairing.
by Judy Rae