South Bay Community Calender 9/11/14-9/17/14

Thursday, September 11
Free educational seminar at Custom Design & Construction’s Design and Inspiration Center from 6 p.m., at 2001 E. Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo.  Space is limited, RSVP at 310-815-4815 or online at

MAD Productions; Gene Dotson, Al Han, and Jody Mortara present 110 Stories by Sarah Tuft. A theatrical reading, a firefighter takes you on a journey through the morning events of September 11th. 7 p.m. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets call the box office at 310-781-7171.

Candlelight Vigil at Reverend Maitreya Bhagavan Friend’s Empty Chair Memorial In remembrance of those who were killed by terrorism on 9-11. 7:30 p.m. 124 Sapphire Street, Redondo Beach.Corner of Catalina and Sapphire Street. Bring a candle to honor all those who have sacrificed For our Freedoms. For more information call 310-540-6044 or go to


Friday, September 12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Truck Festival. Lots of Food, Video Game Truck, and Kid’s Jumper. 340 Massey Street, Hermosa Beach. 5 – 9 p.m.

Join TEDx Redondo Beach for a thought-provoking evening with Live speakers and TEDTalks covering the theme of Beyond Limits. Light food and beverages. Hermosa Beach’s own Robert Fortunato, owner/builder of the “Green Idea House” will be one of the speakers. 6 – 9 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. For tickets visit

Lunch and Learn, Eliminate Negative Thinking. Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach hosts cancer survivor and life coach Denise McKendal. 12:30 – 2 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Advance registration required. Call 310-376-3550 or visit the website at


Saturday, September 13
PV Concours Pleasure Road Rallye starting at Rolling Hills Golf Club, 27000 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, Ending at Palos Verdes Country Club, Palos Verdes Estates. 12 – 5 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception and Kickoff Party, 5 – 8 p.m. Information and tickets visit

The City of Manhattan Beach is hosting a free on-site paper shredding event for community members. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. National Guard Armory parking lot, 3601 Bell Avenue, Manhattan Beach. There is a three box maximum per community member and ID is required. The service is first-come, first-served. For questions please contact the Public Works Department at 310-802-5363.

El Segundo Auxiliary 10th Annual Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wine Fest and Silent Auction at
International Garden Center, 155 Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. 5 – 7:30 p.m. Come out and support this worthwhile charity event. Donation $45 per person. Call Shiela 310-529-9922 or email

Gurus Gate Yoga will be hosting their second Free Annual Wellness Fair. Enjoy yoga, including Kundalini (7:30 a.m.), Hatha (9 a.m.), Vinyasa (10:30 a.m.), and wellness focused on the mind body and spirit. 815 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet therapists and sample treatments, shop and listen to an array of live music. For more info visit

Hermosa Beach’s Friends of the Park present a free outdoor movie in Valley Park’s natural amphitheater. 4 p.m. 1835 Valley Park Ave, Hermosa Beach. Visit for more information.


Sunday, September 14
22nd Annual Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance. Don Panoz named Grand Marshall. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the general public, youths under 12 free. Trump National Golf Course, 1 Trump National Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes. For tickets go to


Monday, September 15
If you’ve been curious about Curves in Torrance or just want to know what they have to offer, then stop in through Saturday for an open house so you can take a peek. 3535 Torrance Blvd., #13, Torrance. 7 a.m. – 7pm and will feature healthy snacks. For more information, contact Firdous Aftab at 310-540-0083 or

Free Manhattan Beach Fitness Series. Burn fat. Tone up. Have fun. Classes are free and geared toward all fitness levels – from beginner to advanced. Every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. through November 17. Come early to register at Journey of Faith Courtyard, 1243 Artesia Blvd. Manhattan Beach. For more information contact Marc Chaney at


Tuesday, September 16
Sewers & Crafters Needed to decorate, sew and cut patterns for Happy Hats for hospitalized children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in 55 hospitals throughout the U.S. Join our workshops every Tuesday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 923 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance. You can make a difference in the lives of these brave and courageous children. Please call 310-787-0970 to reserve your seat.


Wednesday, September 17
Helping Hands Craft Group Meeting. Come and help with assorted crafts and help many programs to help people in need. 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Stay for game day that follows the craft meeting at 1 p.m. Prizes and Dessert after the games. Donation will be given to meals on wheels. Join in on a fun day! The Torrance Woman’s Club, 1422 Engracia Avenue, Torrance. Call Louise Lowery at 310-316-5187 or 310-533-9116.

Jeff Duclos, a teacher for many years who taught at CSU Northridge and UCLA, and a Hermosa Beach resident, has just returned from Africa with news on global warming and will speak on that topic at the monthly Hermosa Garden Club meeting at 10 a.m., Clark Building, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Visitors are welcome and the event is free. For information, call 310-530-6992.

Miracle of Living Health Education Lecture Series: Get on the Right Foot. Learn about common foot and ankle foibles such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, ankle sprains, and hammer toes and how they can be prevented, managed, and treated. Your feet will love you for it! Speaker: Kenneth Park, MD, Orthopedics at 7 p.m at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Free, no reservations required. Call 310-517-4711 for more information or visit

A Touch of Greatness. Albert Cullum used a gentle loving touch, poetry and drama to put life and emotion into his teaching. See the results of challenging traditional teaching methods to prove that creativity has a place in every classroom, located at The OASIS, Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Starts 1:30 p.m. Free event, all are welcome. Info call 310-372-9505.


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