Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 9-26-19

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Malaga Bank women “Rock their pink” at last year’s Girl’s Night Out at the Comedy and Magic Club. This year’s Cancer Support fundraiser is Thursday, Oct. 3. Call (310) 376-3550 to reserve your seat, or visit GirlsNightOutCSCRB.org to purchase tickets online. Photo by Theresa Plakos

Thursday, September 26

El Segundo Business Kings

The 6th annual Champions of Business Celebration will honor Michael Hackman, of Hackman Capital Partners, whose developments include 888 N. Douglas, a 30-acre, former aerospace site in El Segundo that will become campus-style creative offices. Beginning at 6:30  p.m. at the Toyota Sports Performance Center, 555 N. Nash St., El Segundo. Get tickets at elsegundobusiness.com/home. For questions call (310) 524-2300.

Local Offers

Medication awareness

This class was created to bring awareness to the growing dependence among seniors on drugs, including opioids, and the dangers of combining drugs with other substances such as alcohol, over the counter products and herbal remedies. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. 

Harassment training in PV

Sexual harassment prevention and state certification training by Beth K. Whittenbury. Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $35 supervisor training, $25 non-supervisor. RSVP 310-377-8111, palosverdeschamber.com/events for details.

Friday, September 27

Drive-in movie returns

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950s drive-in for a movie-going experience  in a throwback setting with food trucks, movie concessions, and “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Only one ticket per car is required. The $20 per car fee includes $5 admission and $15 for parking and a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at sundown. The Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite/Drive-In Movie NIghts at The Roadium: Grease.

Hemosa Dance showcase

La Imperial Dance Hollywood Dance Showcase is choreographed by World Champion Vard Margaryan. Inspired by Hollywood films that are sure to dazzle. 7 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For tickets call (310) 372-7600. For information about the La Imperial Dance studio visit laimperialdance.com.

Saturday, September 28

Donate blood in El Segundo

Donors of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients. Type O and B blood donors are especially needed. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St., El Segundo. Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

Opera at Columbia Park

LA Opera Presents Opera At The Park’s season opener “La Bohéme.” Staged by theatrical dynamo Barrie Kosky, this new-to-L.A. production sweeps the audience into the bustling cafés and hidden corners of 19th-century Paris to follow a band of struggling young artists searching for love, life and laughter against impossible odds. 5:30 p.m. Columbia Regional Park, 4045 190th St., Torrance. Free. For more information contact (213) 972-8001.

Hermosa pancake breakfast

The City of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Valley & View Parent Teacher Organization present the Hermosa Heroes Pancake Breakfast to show our appreciation for police officers, firefighters and lifeguards. Pancake breakfast, educational booths, apparatus displays and local musicians. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hermosa Lifeguard Headquarters next to the Hermosa Beach Pier, 1201 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. Junior Lifeguards, wear your uniform for 50 percent off at the door. All proceeds benefit HVPTO. Purchase tickets at hvpto.com/product/hermosa-heroes-pancake-breakfast/.  

Jan Dennis

Local historian and author Jan Dennis discusses her newest book, on the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, at the Historical Society’s fall General Membership meeting, 11 a.m. The red cottage Museum at Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. All are welcome! Visit facebook.com/ManhattanBeachHistoricalSociety/.

Sunday, September 29

Yoga on the Crowne Plaza roof

Every Friday at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for Yoga on the Roof with an ocean view at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redondo Beach. Just get a key from the front desk and head to the pool area. Open to all levels and donation-based $10 to $20 suggested. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. 

L’Shana Tova at Temple Menorah

Temple Menorah for the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Visit 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. For more information visit templemenorah.org or call (310) 316-8444.

Monday, September 30

Hermosa council candidate debate

City Council Candidates Debate, 7 – 9:30 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach City Council chambers, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Topics will include public safety, quality of life issues, and the future of residential and commercial development. The debate will also be broadcast live and re-aired on Spectrum Cable channel 8 and Frontier FIOS Channel 31, up until the Nov. 5 election day. For information go to the HBNA website at HBneighborhood.org.

Blood drive in San Pedro

Hurricane Dorian forced blood drive cancellations and blood donation center closures in areas impacted by the storm. The Red Cross is calling on donors from across the country to step up to ensure blood needs continue to be met in storm impacted areas and around the U.S. Donate 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Providence Little Company of Mary, 1300 W 7th St., San Pedro. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Through Friday, October 4

Active Aging Week

Free fitness classes and workshops for active aging are held at the Center for Health & Fitness. Call (310) 374-3426, ext. 147, or visit beachcitiesgym.com for a list of events and more information. Times vary. Center for Health & Fitness, 514. N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, 2nd floor. Free. 

Tuesday, October 1

Garden club at Botanic Garden

The Riviera Garden Club (RGC) will reconvene fall meetings. 10 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the general membership meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. New members are welcome. For information email President@RivieraGardenClub.org. 

Through Monday, October 7

More active aging

Active aging events each day this week include a 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Historic Walk of El Segundo led by the ES History Committee. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 524-2722 or visit eslib.org.  

Through Thursday, October 3

Girls night out

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) holds its 17th annual Girls Night Out “Fun”- raiser. This popular event just for ladies celebrates the women in our lives who have been touched by any type of cancer with an evening of fun and humor. Festivities begin each night at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of the bar and silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction, a show of world class comedians and a raffle. Each evening will also include an inspirational speaker sharing a story of cancer survivorship. Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Proceeds to help to fund free cancer support programs at CSCRB. Reservations are $100 per person. Call (310) 376-3550 to reserve your seat, or visit GirlsNightOutCSCRB.org to purchase tickets online. 

Osteoporosis help

The South Bay Osteoporosis Support Group Bi-Monthly meeting will address Nutrition for Osteoporosis with speaker Gerico Santos, Nutritionist. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Little Company of Mary Hospital Del Webb Health Education Center, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free and open to the public. For information and reservations call volunteer, Carol at (31) 329-9313.

Wednesday, October 2

Movie night on the Hill

The Saint John Fisher Women’s Council annual Movie Night presents “Unplanned,” the dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood leader who moves from an abortion rights advocate to the Prolife Movement. This film is rated “R.” Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations and admission $15 may be made at the Parish Office until Wednesday, Oct. 2. Hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and soda. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 7 p.m. Barrett Hall, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. For information call Bernie Maynard at (310) 541-1826.

Coffee with a Hermosa cop

The Hermosa Beach Police Department’s fourth annual National Coffee with a Cop Day offering the community an opportunity to get to know and talk with the officers of the department. 8 – 10 a.m. Pier Plaza, 1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Free. 

The state of Palos Verdes schools

State of the District  with PVPUSD Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss.  Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Free and open to the community. RSVP at palosverdeschamber.com/events.

16 all over again

The AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course is a four-hour refresher course that requires attendees to have previously participated in the eight-hour AARP Smart Driver Course. The AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course is for anyone over the age of 55 who needs a refresher on driving skills and defensive driving techniques. $15 for AARP members. $20 for non-AARP members. To register, call (562) 933-1650. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Long Beach Medical Center, Classroom 1, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. 

Mindfulness at the gym

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., 2nd floor, silver room, Redondo Beach. For more information visit bchd.org/mindfulness or contact bluezonesproject@bchd.org or (310) 374-3426, ext. 139. 

Square dancing in the church

Learn to square dance with free introductory classes 6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1551 El Prado, Torrance. For questions call (424) 262-7782.

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