South Bay Community Calender 9/25/14-9/29/14

Thursday 25
MEXICAN MUSIC WITH TENOR
Mariano Altieri presents Concierto Del Tenor Mariano Altieri in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets call 310-623-2210 or 310-980-3845.

 

Friday 26
LOBSTER FESTIVAL
The 19th Annual Lobster festival also offers Angus steaks, live music, a mechanical bull, swimming and stand-up paddling in the lagoon, and plenty of kids games. Bicycle to the festival and get free admission if you participate in the 3rd Annual Rat Beach Bike Tour on Friday from 6 – 11 p.m., Saturday 12 noon – 11 p.m., Sunday 12 noon – 8 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. For tickets and information go to LobsterFestival.com or redondochamber.org.

BIKE TOUR
3rd Annual Rat Beach Bike Tour. Join the Rotary Club of South Bay on one of three rides finishing up with a party at Redondo Lobster Festival in Seaside Lagoon. For more information, go to RatBeachBikeTour.com.

CELEBRATE THE QUEEN MARY’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY
The world’s most beloved ocean liner turns 80 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship. Event lasts from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. There will be discounted parking and discounted ship tours and attractions. For more information, go to queenmary.com.

SUNSET AND MUSIC
Sunset at Wayfarers Chapel. String Quartet, Wine Food, Art Show. Reservations required
$75 per person, call 310-377-1650. event lasts from 6 – 8 p.m at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. All proceeds will benefit Garden restoration. For more information, go to palosverdes.com/cc.

 

Saturday 27
OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED
Because the Citizens United Supreme Court decision poses serious environmental concerns, the Environmental Priorities Network is presenting a public forum on how to strengthen our democracy and reclaim it from corporate dominance. Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 – 10 a.m. Admission is free, but contributions are welcome. For more information, contact Lillian Light at lklight@verizon.net or at 310-545-1384.

FUNDRAISER SCREENING
Movie screening of “The American Nurse,” a documentary at 7 p.m., El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. A fundraiser for the pinning ceremony for the Fall 2014 RN grads. Open to the public. Tickets on sale at the Marsee Box office or by calling 800-832-ARTS.

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
The City of Redondo Beach will take part in the DEA organized National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign. Safely dispose of your unwanted, unused and expired medications. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 320 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach. For questions concerning the event, contact Officer Michael Diehr of the Community Services Unit at 310-379-2477 x2493. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to dea.gov.

WHITE POINT NATURE PRESERVE
There is a lot going on at White Point Nature Preserve. Volunteer from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Native Plant sale from 12 noon – 2 p.m. National Public Lands Day lasts from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. A fun morning of planting native shrubs and enhancing the demonstration garden. Refreshments and t-shirts provided. Enjoy a free guided hike/Ranger Walk with different themes each month at 10 a.m. at White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. For more information and reservations call 310-541-7413 or email infor@pvplc.ore or visit pvplc.org.

5K & 10K
Team Spirit Long Beach Breast Ovarian Cancer 15th Annual Long Beach 5K & 10K. Donate, Participate, Support a Participant, Become a Sponsor, Volunteer. Email info@teamspiritlb.com, call 562-933-3500, or visit teamspiritlb.com.

WOMEN’S EXPO
Daily Breeze Women’s Expo. Take time for yourself at the Annual Expo. Seminars, health information, food ideas, and couponing are all a part of this fun and informative day. Admission is free. Event lasts from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For more information, go to dailybreezewomensexpo.com.

ARTIST TOUR
Palos Verdes Art Center Artists Studio Annual Home Studio Tour. Visit homes and 2 galleries. Ticket reservations call 310-265-2592 or 424-206-9902. Tour lasts from Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for more information, go to pvartcenter.org.

JUBILEE
Palos Verdes Estates 75th Jubilee Recreation Days. Activities at PV Beach Club, PV Stable, PV Golf Club, PV Tennis Club. There will be a trail Walk. For info call City Hall at 310-378-0383 or go to facebook.com/PVE75.

 

Sunday 28
HOT RODS
11th Annual Rods, Rides and Relics Classic Car Show on the Redondo Beach Pier. Some of the best-kept cars in Southern California. The public can participate in voting for their favorite car. Event lasts from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 100 at Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For more information, got to redondopier.com.

 

Monday 29
FILM CONTEST
Freedom4U, a South Bay youth non-profit organization, is proud to announce their 7th annual film contest. All contestants must be students from South Bay Area high schools. Deadline for films due by December 19, 2014. To enter or for more info go to freedomcommunity.com or email admin@freedomcommunity.com. Freedom4U provides safe, drug-free youth activities focused around creative arts, life skills leadership and service.

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