Judy Rae

Summer Calendar May 9, 2019

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Black Flag singer Keith Morris incited a riot in July 1979 during a Sunday afternoon concert at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. Morris returns close to the scene of the crime to read from his book “My Damage: A Story of a Punk Rock Survivor.” Friday, May 10 at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum’s Happy Hour with History. 6 p.m. 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.
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Friday, May 10

SB Women’s conference

The South Bay Business Women’s Association (SBBWA) Annual South Bay Business Women’s Conference brings together local women and men in an inspirational event centered on awarding scholarships to South Bay women to pursue educational opportunities. This year’s conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, plus opportunities to connect with other business people, including a robust array of boutiques and vendors. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marriott Torrance Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance. For additional information visit SouthBayWomensConference.com. $125. Tickets will be sold on-site, at the monthly pre-conference mixers and online at kv248.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/Conference-Ticket-Purchase.

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Celebrate Manhattan

Celebrate Manhattan Beach with an evening of food and cocktail tasting, live and silent auctions, music, entertainment and dancing. Hosted by the Manhattan Beach Rotary. 5:30 p.m. Westdrift Hotel Manhattan Beach, 1400 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach. Tickets are $190 per person and available at celebratemb.org/Home/Tickets.

Learning to Let Go

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents cancer survivor Karen Sidney. Sidney will provide the teaching tools to work on awareness of forgiveness and learning to let go of feelings of anger, resentment, and emotional pain. Lunch will be provided by The Spot restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 – 1 p.m.  Advance registration required. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Happy hour with history

Circle Jerk and Black Flag singer Keith Morris will do a live reading from his book My Damage: A Story of a Punk Rock Survivor. HBHS members free admission. Non members $10. All ages are welcome. 6 – 8 p.m. 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. RSVP at facebook.com/events/1019533158237239/. Merchandise available for sale.

Saturday, May 11

Tour of Long Beach

Join MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach’s Tour of Long Beach, a premier cycling fundraising event for pediatric cancer programs at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center. The event offers four routes: 30 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and a free 5-mile Family Fun Ride. All routes end at the Finish Line Festival with food trucks, beer garden and much more. Sponsorship opportunities available. 6 a.m. Race starts at Shoreline Drive and Linden Ave., Long Beach. To register or donate, visit touroflongbeach.com/schedule.

Seniors Faire

The 20th annual Senior Faire celebrates a day of camaraderie, arts and crafts, entertainment, food booths, blood pressure screenings, helath information, community resource information, and special door prizes. 9:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free. 

Hermosa historical audio tour

Take a musical journey through time and discover how Hermosa Beach became a mecca for trailblazing music. You’ll discover hidden gems, hear untold stories and better appreciate what truly makes Hermosa Hermosa. 10 a.m. Meeting Location:  Waterman’s Restaurant, 22 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Bring a smartphone and earphones for the tour and download the experiencegpstours.com/tours-2/hermosa-beach/. Bchd.org.

Namaste on the pier

Free yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier. 2nd Saturday of each month. 10 – 11 a.m. On the octagon, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Redondopier.com.

Walkabout Redondo

Join Redondo Beach Councilmembers, Laura Emdee and John Gran for Walkabout Redondo and learn about North Redondo Beach businesses and newly implemented and upcoming improvements along the Artesia corridor. 11 a.m. with Laura Emdee, District 5

1 p.m. with John Gran, District 4. Length: 1 mile. Redondo Beach Community Services Building, 1922 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Bchd.org.

Menopause

Hormones Matter. Free Educational Seminar. Hot flashes, Insomnia, weight gain, brain fog? Update, and excellent movie “Hot Flash Havoc.”  Join Nancy Siskowic, NP and Menopause Specialist at Remedy Pharm, 23811 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. RSVP by calling (310) 375- 0655 to reserve a spot.

Coffee with the Assemblyman

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and share your thoughts with South Bay Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi regarding state and legislative issues that affect the community. Also, find out what is happening in the district and what services can be provided to you. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For more info or to RSVP call the District Office at (310) 375-0691 or visit asmdc.org/hv.

Beach bash

The Neptunian Woman’s Club celebrates the newly transformed Clubhouse. Live auction, open bar, photo booth and opportunity drawing. 6 – 10 p.m. Neptunian Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Tickets $150. For tickets and information visit NWCWelcomebackbeachbash.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, May 12

Classic car Sunday drive

Celebrate the women in your life with rides in cars from the Automobile Driving Museum collection and a wine tasting. Enjoy exhibit “The Role of the Automobile in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.” 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $10. Seniors $8. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For questions call (310) 909-0950. Tickets at automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/mothers-day-rides/.

Mother’s Day tea

A special Mother’s Day High Tea with Chado Tea Room. $40 per ticket and reservations are required. 2 – 4 p.m. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive E., Rancho Palos Verdes.

Contact Eve Wittenmyer for more information by calling (310) 377-9584 x452 or email ewittenmyer@pvld.org.

Monday, May 13

A Pedestrian’s Point of View

Join the Birney Steppers Moai group for a walk audit exploring the street from the perspective of a pedestrian. Are street crossings convenient and safe? Is there enough room on the sidewalk to walk comfortably? Walk away with a newfound appreciation for street design and traffic safety. 6:30 p.m. Length: 3 miles. Meeting Location: Birney Elementary School, 1600 Green Lane, Redondo Beach. Bchd.org.

Tuesday, May 14

Get in shape

The Sierra Club offers free conditioning hikes for residents of the South Bay and Palos Verdes, are led by certified outing leaders. These hilly hikes get you in shape for mountaineering outings, be it skiing, backpacking, or rock climbing. A moderate, 1.5 hour, 4 mile hike on the greenbelt and hilly streets of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Meet every Tuesday for 7 p.m. departure at the parking lot near the Hermosa Valley school, 1645 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. For info call (213) 387-4287 or visit angeles.sierraclub.org/palos_verdes_south_bay.

Social hour

Join Beach Cities Health District for its monthly “Social Hour.” Bring your friends and family to mingle and enjoy bites at a discount. 5 – 6 p.m. R/10 Social House, 179 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. No registration required. Visit bchd.org/socialhour for more info.

Tuesday nights

A night of games, puzzles, conversation and refreshments every Tuesday night at the South Bay LGBTQ Center at 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Enjoy conversations and have coffee, tea, soda, or water. Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away) enables the Center to continue to offer programs to the wider community. For information call (310) 328-6550 or visit southbaylgbtcenter.org. Check website calendar for information about other events.

Wednesday, May 15

Story circle

Story time at the Library. Children 3 years and old and up. No registration required. 5:30 – 6 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Library, Children’s Storytime Room, 1st floor, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call the children’s information desk at (310) 318-0675 option 6. For more information check the Library’s online calendar of events.  Visit redondo.org/library then click on the Calendar of Events.

Thursday, May 16

Mindfulness

Enjoy Beach Cities Health District’s free guided meditation and learn to reduce stress and improve your memory. 6 – 8 p.m. St. Cross Church Parish Hall, 1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach. Register online at bchd.org/mindfulness.

Storytime with Dance 1

The whole family is welcome for dancing and a special storytime. 1 – 1:30 p.m. Redondo Beach North Branch Library meeting room, 2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach.

Friday, May 17

The Grim Game on Catalina Island

The 100th Anniversary screening of Harry Houdini’s feature film from 1919 with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed composer and musician Michael Mortilla (who will also accompany the annual Silent Film Benefit – along with others the following day). Houdini expert John Cox will introduce the film. 7 – 10 p.m. Ackerman Family Amphitheater, 217 Metropole Ave., Avalon. Members $20. Non-Members $25. Children (3-15) $10. For tickets and more info visit CatalinaMuseum.org.

Saturday, May 18

Torrance Armed Forces 5K

The 4th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom includes a commemorative T-shirt, chip timing and refreshments. $35 before May 10 or $40 after May 10. Visit Torrance5k.com to register as an individual or as a team. For more details call the 5K hotline at (310) 220-0233.

Camping in Manhattan’s Polliwog Park

Bring the family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. Throughout Polliwog Park and Begg Field, children and parents can enjoy an amazing outdoor space to play and exercise. After setting up your tent, join in family games, bounce houses, and arts and crafts projects organized by recreation leaders. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner and a movie. On Sunday morning, join in on the annual Fishing Derby, starting at 8 a.m. Fee includes breakfast, dinner, camp activities and refreshments. Check in at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The fun continues until Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, camp schedule and registration, visit citymb.info/departments. For questions call (310) 802-5000.\

Among the Jimmy Miller Foundation ocean therapy programs is surf lessons for the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton. A fundraiser featuring Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins, LA Lakers’ Chris “Geeter” McGee and a synchronized swim team will be held at a private Manhattan Beach home on Saturday May 18. Tickets at JimmyMiller Foundation.org. Easy Reader file photo

Jimmy Miller BeneFiesta!

Support Wounded Warriors, veterans, and children whose lives have been forever changed by the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation’s ocean therapy programs. Beach chic attire. Vip reception 6 p.m., General admission 7 p.m. To learn more or purchase tickets visit jimmymillerfoundation.org. Or contact Katie Shea, katie@jimmymillerfoundation.org.

Walk 4 Water in Uganda

Celebrate how fortunate we are to have clean water while extending a hand to those who lack access to clean, safe water as we Walk 4 Water. The three mile trek through Manhattan will symbolically represent the trek made by women and children daily, as they search for water in Uganda. 9 a.m. America Martyrs School Field, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information and to register visit w4ki.org or facebook.com/events/341701066471154/.

Stationary cycling into the sunset

The Ride the Nite Sunset stationary cycling fundraiser returns to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand to fight cancer. Stationary cyclists can take advantage of riding while witnessing the beautiful Pacific Ocean sunset at the Ride the Nite fitness fundraiser at the Strand and Manhattan Beach Pier. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Strand facing the Manhattan Beach Pier. $100 per person. Held on the eve of the 7th Annual Tour de Pier. After Ride the Nite the celebration continues with good vibes at the StrandBar.  For more info visit support.pancreatic.org/site/PageServer?pagename=rtn_home_2019.

Film benefit for Avalon Casino

The 32nd Annual Silent Film Benefit “Why Be Good?” starring Colleen Moore with live orchestral accompaniment by Michael Mortilla & The Accompanists in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre. The event also celebrates the 90th anniversary of William Wrigley Jr.’s Art Deco masterpiece, the Casino building as well as the film. 1 – 4 p.m. Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way, Avalon. For tickets and more info visit catalinamuseum.org/silent-film-benefit.

Intro to boating

BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Los Angeles offer two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves.  Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, at the club’s location Cabrillo Way Marina, Berth 43, Dock C, 2941 Miner St., San Pedro. Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older. To register visitBoatUS.org/On-Water.

Sunday, May 19

Let’s go fishing in Polliwog Park

Families are invited to Polliwog Park Pond to participate in the 36th Annual Fishing Derby. Free. Fun for the whole family. Catch and release and only side casting will be allowed. Registration 7:45 a.m. Fishing 8 – 10 a.m. Awards 10 – 10:30 a.m. Polliwog Park Pond, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For questions call David Ibarra, REC Program Supervisor at (310) 802-5419 or Parks and Recreation Dept. (310) 802-5448.

Ladies car care

Ladies Car Care 101 with Megan Abbot is a two hour class for all ages of women. Learn routine checks, identify what’s under the hood and understand what to do when something goes wrong. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. General tickets $15. Purchase tickets at  automobiledrivingmuseum.org. For questions call (310) 909-0950.

Monday, May 20

Meet the Grunions at Cabrillo 

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents “Meet the Grunion.” The Aquarium opens at 8 p.m. After the film, everyone will gather on the beach to await the grunion. During April and May grunions may be observed, but not captured. $5 for adults, $1 for seniors, students, and children. Warm clothing is recommended. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For questions call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org for more scheduled Grunion runs.

Yoga on the Go

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) welcomes cancer survivor Veritta Smith, a yoga and dance Instructor. Smith will instruct participants on how to incorporate a fun “Yoga on the Go” practice into a daily routine. Attendees will learn how to slip in a yoga pose while getting ready for work, sitting in traffic, waiting in the doctor’s office or just sitting in front of the TV. Registration required. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Tuesday, May 21

Memory care in Redondo

Mapping the Memory Care Journey: Pathways to Solutions. Learn about caring for a loved one with dementia. Held in partnership with the Dementia Education Consortium. 5 – 7 p.m. Redondo Beach Main Public Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Free.

Wednesday, May 22

Blood drive

The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association, in partnership with the American Red Cross and family of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez, present the 8th Annual Mark Basquez Memorial Event Blood Drive. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Sign up at redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code MarkVasquez or call 1-(800) 733-2767.

Thursday, May 23

Primordial Sound Meditation

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) welcomes Sandra Ruckdasche, a Certified Yoga and Chopra Center instructor. Ruckdasche will present the practical aspects of meditation – how to sit, when to meditate, the types of experiences to expect, and what they mean. The program will also include a group meditation using a Primordial Sound Meditation technique. 4 – 5:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

The dinghy dock is the closest thing to a traffic jam on Catalina Island, where cars are prohibited. The island is a summer home for many beach city boaters. Among this summer’s island attractions will be the 32nd Annual Silent Film Benefit, featuring “Why Be Good?” starring Colleen Moore with live orchestral accompaniment by Michael Mortilla & The Accompanists in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre. May 16. Photo by Patrick Fallon

Saturday, May 25

Seaside Lagoon reopens

The Seaside Lagoon is open daily through the summer, beginning today. Swim in the protected saltwater lagoon. A children’s play area, snack bar, barbeque pits and tables for parties are also available. 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. daily through Monday, September 2.  (310) 318-0681.

Sunday, May 26

Concerts at Metlox

Free live music at Metlox Manhattan Beach. Bring a blanket or chair. Convenient metered parking in the metlox structure. 2 – 4 p.m. Metlox, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a band line-up visit metloxmb.com/events/.

Monday, May 27

Redondo Memorial services

Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park near the Redondo Pier honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Keynote speaker is local resident Judge John Lonergan, L.A. Superior Court. Judge Lonergan is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. Music by the Redondo High Wind Ensemble under the baton of Raymundo Vizcarra. 1 – 2 p.m. Followed by BBQ at the Elks Lodge # 1378. Veterans Park, 309 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Free to all Veterans.

Contact the Elks at 208-473-6626 or Herb Masi (310) 993-4637 to RSVP for the BBQ. Visit RBVeteransMemorial.com.

Memorial day at Green Hills

The 34th Annual Memorial Day Observance. Free. Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. For questions call (310) 521-4460 or visit greenhillsmemorial.com.

National Senior Health & Fitness Week

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness will be offering free exercise classes, health assessments, screenings and educational lectures. For more information, call (310) 374-3426, ext. 147, or visit beachcitiesgym.com. Center for Health & Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Free.

Thursday, May 30

Relax and Reconnect

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) welcomes Victoria Birch, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor, and sound and crystal healer. Participants will experience deep relaxation and reiki healing along with the primordial tones of the gong, gemstone and crystal alchemy singing bowls, and other ancient sound healing instruments. Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Book sale

Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library used book sale. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For future used book sales visit friendsofthemanhattanbeachlibrariesinc.org.

Saturday, June 1

Make it and take it kids crafts

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Make It & Take It Kids Craft Class. Free. Supplies provided. 10 – 11 a.m. every Saturday at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del mar, Playa del Rey. Formore information call (310) 726-4128 or visit beachers.lacounty.gov.

Hermosa Safety Fair

Join the Hermosa Beach Community Safety Fair and celebrate Fire Service Day. Free fun for the entire family. Safety demos, food, games, prizes and more! 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For more information email OEM@hermosabch.org.

Casino Knight

Knights of Columbus Council presents Casino Knight Charity Fundraiser. Food, drinks, raffles, auctions and casino themed gaming. $60 per person. 7 – 11 p.m. American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach. To purchase tickets visit KOFC4567.org.

Sunday, June 2

Sister Cities Tri Cities Fundraiser

The 16th Annual Sister Cities Fundraiser at Ortega 120. Food, tequila, silent/live auctions, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the cultural exchange programs. $30. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ortega 120, 1814 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Tickets at givebox.com/517859. HB-Sistercity.org. Ortega120.com.

Manhattan PD, Fire open house

Manhattan Beach Police and Fire Departments Open House 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Showcasing the services and equipment, as well as officers and firefighters who provide public safety and emergency response to our community. Including the SWAT Team, Motor/Traffic Officers, Parking and Animal Control Officers, K-9 Team, Firefighters/Paramedics, as well as volunteers who support Neighborhood Watch, Victim Assistance Team, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Police Explorers and the Police Support Volunteers program. The Fire Bay will be open and there will be guided tours of the jail. Giveaways for the kids and lots of photo opportunities with a fire truck, police motorcycle or SUV and with your favorite police officer or firefighter. Police and Fire Facilities, 400 15th St., Manhattan Beach. Free. Coffee and donuts (while supplies last).

Charles Phoenix Catalinaland

Live retro slide show performance celebrating So Cal’s Enchanted Island. Presenting retro pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix at the iconic Catalina Island Casino’s 1929 Art Deco movie palace. Phoenix will take you on a time travel storytelling and retro slideshow  exploring the island’s classic landmarks, legends and lore. 2 p.m. Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way, Avalon. For tickets and info visit catalinamuseum.org/calendar.

Wednesday, June 5

Tour Battleship Iowa

The Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series presents Bill Foster, who will present a powerpoint tour of the Battleship Iowa, focusing on its history and on how volunteers contribute to its operation. Foster is a retired airline captain who worked for Continental Airlines for 35 years. He learned to fly courtesy of the US Navy and flew carrier based combat missions during the Vietnam War.  10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. for questions call (310) 377-3003 or visit pvseniors.org/.

Friday, June 7

First Fridays at the Museum

Bring Your Own Floatie (B.Y.O.F.), grab your Captain’s hat and join us to celebrate Yacht Rock with live music by “Believe It or Yacht!” Bring your own picnic to enjoy with your floatie while listening to the music. An art activity is included. A specialty cocktail and other refreshments available for purchase. 6 – 9 p.m. Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, 205 Crescent Ave., Avalon. For info visit catalinamuseum.org/calendar.

Summer sandcastle building gets serious during the annual International Surf Festival sand castle contest. This year’s 59th Annual ISF contest is Sunday, August 4 at 7 a.m. For more info, visit SurfFest.org. Easy Reader file photo

Saturday, June 8

Make it and take it kids crafts

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Make It & Take It Kids Craft Class. Free. Supplies provided. 10 – 11 a.m. every Saturday at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del mar, Playa del Rey. Formore information call (310) 726-4128 or visit beachers.lacounty.gov.

PV street fair

Join your friends at the 32nd Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival. Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free admission and free parking at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. A free 3 minute shuttle service to the Street Fair from the High School parking lot. For questions call (310) 377-8111 or email streetfair@palosverdeschamber.com.

Torch Run

Sponsor a child with cancer at the Annual “Champions Run for Life” Torch Run. Help pediatric cancer or blood disorder patients from the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. The Torch Run is an Olympic-style relay race filled with uplifting moments as patient “champions” carry a torch — a symbol of hope for a cure — as they walk, run, wheel or are carried through a one-eighth mile celebratory lap. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Visit supportlongbeach.memorialcare.org/torchrunhome or call (562) 933-8600 for more information.

British invasion in El Segundo

British Car show open to any and all British makes. Register now. Live Band: OC British Invaders! $20 – $40. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. Call (310) 909-0950 for questions. Visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org/events/ for tickets.

Sunday, June 9

5k run at Dockweiler

The 7th Annual Sean Brock Foundation 5k Run. Captain Sean Brock United States Marine Corps, was killed in Iraq in 2005 by enemy fire. To honor his legacy a non-profit foundation was formed to provide educational assistance to family members of service members who lost their lives or were wounded in combat. 9 a.m. Dockweiler State Beach, 12501 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. To register visit theseanbrockfoundation.redpodium.com/7th-annual-beach-run.

Landscaping and Micro-Climates 

Gary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents for over 50 years and has over 1,000 species in his private collection. He is a retired Air Force officer with a doctoral degree in physics. He has been President of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society and the Long Beach Cactus Society. He has traveled to Aruba, Peru, Baja Mexico and Bolivia to see cacti and succulents in habitat. Gary will bring several copies of his new book for sale and will be signing them. 1 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information visit southcoastcss.org.

The Armed Man

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents The Armed Man a Mass for Peace. 7 p.m. General admission $25, Students $15. For tickets call Diana at (310) 779-3072 or visit LCMasterChorale.com or buy from the Armstrong Theatre Box office at (310) 781-7171.

Wednesday, June 12

Life lessons from dogs

The Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series presents Life Lessons Dogs Teach Us That You Can Use Today. Dog trainer Judy Clark spends time rescuing and rehabilitating difficult dogs. 10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. for questions call (310) 377-3003 or visit pvseniors.org/.

Friday, June 14

Lunch and learn water

Learn about the history of the State’s water sources, the District’s relationship with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the infrastructure challenges of imported water. 12:30 p.m. West Basin Donald L. Dear Building, 17140 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson. Free parking. RSVP’s are required and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Questions or requests for additional information can be emailed to info@westbasin.org. To RSVP visit westbasin.org/lunchandlearn.

Saturday, June 15

We are the Champions 5K

Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk. Expo and fun activities for the entire family. Trail run begins at 8 a.m. Trail walk begins at 9 a.m. Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. Register at sbchc.com/c4crun. For more info call (310) 316-1212 or email c4c@sbchc.com.

Make it and take it kids crafts

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Make It & Take It Kids Craft Class. Free. Supplies provided. 10 – 11 a.m. every Saturday at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del mar, Playa del Rey. Formore information call (310) 726-4128 or visit beachers.lacounty.gov.

Shore fishing

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors offers a shore fishing class. Free. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost. Anglers typically catch surf perch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard sharks. All ages welcome. Under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Persons over 16 years must present a valid California fishing license to participate. 9 – 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting) Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. Call to pre-register (310) 726-4128. Visit beaches.lacounty.gov for a complete list of activities.

Begg Pool Kickoff Party

Meet the Manhattan beach summer aquatics staff and have a fun day in the sun. Water games, water balloon toss, swimming, and music. Free. No food will be provided, so bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (310) 802-5448 or (310) 802-5429. citymb.info.

Nothing’ but sand clean-up

Beach cleanups are a great experience for you and your family, friends and co-workers to get involved in the community and environment. We provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, Tower Ruby, on the beach next to Veteran’s Park, Redondo Beach. Visit eventbrite.com/o/heal-the-bay-945823743 to register and for details.

Friday, June 21

Catalina Classic Film Club

Bringing together enthusiasts looking for an opportunity to enjoy films of yesteryear in an intimate setting. This quarter’s film is “Bird of Paradise” (1932) starring Dolores del Rio. $8 tickets are first-come, first served at the door. Refreshments and movie snacks available for purchase. 6 p.m. Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, 205 Crescent Ave., Avalon. For info visit catalinamuseum.org/calendar.

Saturday, June 22

Shore fishing

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors offers a shore fishing class. Free. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost. Anglers typically catch surf perch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard sharks. All ages welcome. Under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Persons over 16 years must present a valid California fishing license to participate. 9 – 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting) Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. Call to pre-register (310) 726-4128. Visit beaches.lacounty.gov for a complete list of activities.

Torrance Festival of the Arts

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the 3rd Annual South Bay Festival of the Arts. Live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts & crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment. Local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food/drinks for purchase during the Festival. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance.

Free. Register on eventbrite/3rd Annual South Bay Festival of the Arts – Torrance, CA.

Seal day

Seal Day is the day that you will want to visit the Los Angeles County’s year-round sea lion hospital. Festivities will feature outdoor animal viewing, live music, food trucks, games for kids and dozens of booths from a wide range of community organizations. This year’s theme is Halloween in June, complete with professional costumed visitors, a Trunk-or-Treat experience with world famous Star Cars– vehicles from stage and screen, and a costume contest for those who come dressed for fun. Free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marine Mammal Care Center, 3601 Gaffey St., San Pedro. Visit MMCCLA.org for a schedule of events.

Thursday, July 4

Manhattan Begg pool party

Join the aquatics staff for a great celebration of our nation’s independence. There will be water games, water balloon tossing, swimming, and music. No food will be provided but you’re more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 4th of July pool party at Begg pool. 10 a.m.  – 2 p.m. $5 per person.

Hermosa Iron Man

The 45th Annual Iron Hermosa Beach Ironman is not your usual ironman. Hundreds of competitors gather on the sand early Wednesday morning for the traditional 4th of July event that combines athletic endurance and drinking stamina. Contestants will run a mile on the sand, paddle a mile in the ocean, and then do their best to drink – and hold down – six cans of beer. On the beach, somewhere in North Hermosa.

Wednesday, July 31

Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner

The Medal of Valor recognizes Los Angeles County Lifeguards for acts of heroism in the line of duty. The program is sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and was first awarded in 1981. Presented to the honorees at the Surf Festival kickoff dinner prior to the annual International Surf Festival. 6:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $20. For questions call Dave Story at (310) 619-4291.

surffestival.org/valor.

Sunday, August 4

Sand Castle contest

The 59th annual Sand Castle Contest is part of the International Surf Festival. Prizes all divisions for places 1st through 5th. All ages are welcome. Free. Beach registration 7 – 7:20 a.m., Sand castle building 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Awards Ceremony 10 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Southside. For questions call (310) 802-5448 or visit Surffestival.org.

Sunday, August 18

Kids Extreme

Be ready to swim, run, go over, under, through and between various obstacles at Begg Field/Pool. It’s a fun, challenging experience for all levels. Kids won’t just face fears, they’ll swim through them, go over, under, around, and through them. Youngsters will test strength, stamina, and grit with mud, tires, hay, water and walls. Everyone comes out a winner. 9 – 11 a.m. Begg Pool, 1402 N. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. $40 res/$45 nonres. Visit citymb.info/aquatics for future events. For more information contact Jesus Sandoval, Aquatics Supervisor, (310) 802-5429.

Saturday, September 21

Hermosa Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Registration at 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m. Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza, 1-11 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For more info visit act.alz.org. For questions call (323) 309-8821.

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