South Bay Community Calendar 9-6-18
Thursday, September 6
The Redondo Beach Public Library presents Storytime with Dr. Akbar as she reads “Ready, Set, Brush!” 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Free. No registration required. For questions call the children’s information desk (310) 318-0675 option 6.
Friday, September 7
(Through Saturday, September 8)
The 5th Annual Celebration of Food & Wine showcases a variety of events curated by award-winning chefs, winemakers and sommeliers to celebrate local, sustainably grown ingredients. Tickets are limited. $35 per person. For reservations and a scedule of events visit store.terranea.com/collections/special-events/products/cfw or call (310) 265-2836.
Guests must be age 21 or over.
(Through Sunday, September 9)
The 61st Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Delicious food and specialty boutiques. Riding events all weekend starting at 7:30 a.m. Free admission on Friday. Saturday and Sunday general admission $5. Children 12 and under free. For tickets and event schedule visit pcch.net/horseshow/. For questions email Flora Fairchild at email@example.com.
Row, row, row
(Through Saturday, September 8)
Body One Fitness presents the 4th Annual “Row for a Reason” event to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB). Gym Owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, will dedicate all row machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event. Participants can sign up to row in half-hour time slots for a $50 donation and are encouraged to row at their own pace and invite friends to share the rowing with them. Sidella hopes to raise $25,000 for CSCRB this year. Friday 4 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – noon. Body One Fitness, 201 Herondo St., Redondo Beach. To register visit rowforareason.org. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 379-5425.
(Every Friday until Oct. 26)
Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate watercolor painting. Create paintings of nature that capture this soft-colored art form, learn to blend colors, and how to manipulate 3-D values with a single stroke. Registration required. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $85 Members/$95 non-Members. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 8
The 16th Annual Chalk Art Festival. Aspiring and experienced artists are invited to participate in this colorful event intended to transform the Pier into a canvas over the water. All ages are welcome. Free. Free chalk will be given away to the first 150 registrants. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Noon – 4 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Sign up at eventbrite.com/o/redondo-pier-association-7506499233. For additional information visit redondopier.com.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) Channel Island Adventure to Santa Rosa Island. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Ventura and board a high speed catamaran for an early morning crossing of the Santa Barbara Channel, returning in the evening about 7 p.m. The fee for the trip is $82 adults, $74 seniors, $65 children ($70 Friends members) and pre-registration is required. For further information, reservations or to receive a calendar of events, call (310) 548-7562 or visit our website at cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Movies At The Beach is a free sunset film series on the sand, presented by Friends of the Parks in partnership with the City of Hermosa Beach. Bring your beach blankets and low-back chairs and join in the fun featuring “The Incredibles.” All heroes are welcome. Grab your best hero costume and join us in our group photo. Food and festivities from 6 – 9 p.m. Movie starts at sundown. Visit HermosaMovies.com for more info. Hermosa Beach Pier and Strand (south side).
Railway and history buffs alike will enjoy listening to Redondo Beach native and RUHS alum Michael Patris talk about his series of books and local railway history. Pacific Electric Railway: Then & Now. Books will be for sale at the event. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For questions call the adult information desk (310) 318-0675 option 5.
The Redondo Beach coastline sets the stage for the LA Kings Beach Cities 5K/10K, the kick-off event for the 2018-19 LA Kings season. Run, glide, skip or skate your way through downtown shops and restaurants, past beach homes and the sparkling ocean water to the start of training camp. LA Kings players, Bailey, Ice Crew and more will be there, not to mention the event’s esteemed host, Daryl Evans. 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Riviera Village, 1799 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. To register visit nhl.com/kings/community/kings-care/5k.
(Through Sunday, Sept. 9)
Long Beach Comic Con is held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Tickets available on Eventbrite, Long Beach Comic Con 2018. For questions contact CustomerService@madeventmanagement.com.
Take a taste
Hermosa Beach Kiwanis presents the 10th Annual Taste at the Beach. One of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvre tray and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live music, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away. 3 – 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For information visit tasteatthebeach.org.
Learn about the benefits of using rainwater and greywater to create an affordable household water system that dramatically reduces water use and can play a critical role in drought resilience. 9 a.m. – noon. Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. To register call (310) 371-7222 or go online to Sbesc.com.
Sunday, September 9
The Manhattan Beach Badminton Club’s 3rd annual Pub at the Club. Taste over 20 of the finest craft brewers, 10 spectacular wineries/bubbles and 10 amazing restaurants. $79 gets you unlimited food and beverages. 1 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Badminton Club, 516 18th St., Manhattan Beach. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite, Pub at the Club. Questions contact MaryAnn@PubAtTheClub.com.
The South Bay Bird Society’s Annual Birdie Picnic, “Love Our Colorful Birds.” Birds, friends and family are welcome. Bring your favorite summer picnic dish – enough to feed 8-10 people, or a $10 donation. SBBS will provide burgers/hot dogs/condiments/drinks and water. So, bring your birds, their stands, food and water, and your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun time and a great raffle. Noon – 3 p.m. Columbia Park, 4045 West 190th St., Torrance. For more information about the picnic or the South Bay Bird Society visit sobaybirdsoc.com.
Peter Breslin draws on five years and nine field seasons on islands in the Pacific off the coast of southern Baja California to present a panoramic view of the assemblage of rare cactus and succulent species found only in that region. 1 – 4 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions and information call (310) 544-1948. Visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org.
(Sundays, September – November)
Learn the practice of Buddhist meditation with instructor Bruce Holmes as he leads you through this indoor practice. Learn to create a calm and peaceful mind regardless of external circumstances, and afterward take time for personal reflection in the Garden. All levels welcome. $12 members / $15 Non-members. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Redondo Beach’s Hudson House team, led by “Top Chef” Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and co-chef Nick Roberts, for a Crawfish Boil supporting No Kid Hungry, a campaign aimed at eliminating child hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food. 12 p.m. Get tickets at HudsonHouseBar.com for $55 in advance, or $65 at the door. Kids are $15. Register at eventbrite.com/e/hudson-house-crawfish-boil-tickets-48010184755.
(Through Monday, Sept. 10)
Ring in the Jewish New Year with two fun, free events geared to families with children ages 0-7.
The first Rosh Hashana event takes place from 3 – 4 p.m. Songs, a drum circle and ice cream.
Then on Sunday the fun continues from 3 – 4 p.m. with a “birthday of the world” celebration, including cake. Both events are free and open to the public. Congregation Tikvat Jacob, 1829 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. To RSVP or for questions, email email@example.com or visit ctjmb.org.
Monday, September 10
South Bay Camera Club Meeting
Professional photographer David Duenas will critique digital images submitted by SBCC members. Free and is open to anyone who is interested in photography. All are welcome. Torrance Airport Administration Building meeting room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. For more information contact Harry Korn (805)-340-3197 or visit sbccphoto.org.
Tuesday, September 11
Torrance Artists Guild
The Torrance Artists Guild invites the public to an evening of learning how to sketch. Bring a sketchbook. Artists Mike Ishikawa will show you how to get great joy as he leads you step by step on completing your sketch. 7 – 9.m. Ken Miller Auditorium at 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 12
We are the champions
The El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration honoring Jeanie Buss, President of the Los Angeles Lakers. Share cocktails and dinner with business leaders who are making El Segundo the region’s best destination for business. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. UCLA Health Training Center, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. For information about the honorees, sponsorships and tickets contact Barbara Voss, City of El Segundo, Economic Development Manager, Bvoss@elsegundo.org or call (310) 524-2389.