Thursday, February 28
The Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach rummage sale is tomorrow, Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., but today’s the day to donate and bring in your unwanteds. Clean out your closets and storage areas, and bring it all in, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 400 S. Broadway.
“Bye Bye Birdie” auditions
Kids 7 – 18 are encouraged to audition for the Belasco Theatre Company’s spring season production, “Bye Bye Birdie.” Call or email before you come: email@example.com or 310-379-4208 – and be prepared to sing! 5:30 p.m. Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach.
Beat the Odds, a comprehensive cancer survivorship program, is for patients and family members focused on practical ways of dealing with the many aspects of cancer. The 10-week program begins today, 9:30 a.m. – noon, and is free, but a commitment to participate in all ten classes is required. RSVP: Erin, 562-933-0683, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Long Beach Memorial, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
Mentors fashion show
Reserve a seat by the runway for the third annual Love Your Mentors Fashion Show & Silent Auction benefiting the Women Guiding Women: a Cancer Support and Education program at the Memorial Care Breast Center, Long Beach Memorial. It pairs specially trained cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women to provide a variety of support services for breast and gynecologic cancer patients. Mentors and survivors will strut their stuff beginning with the luncheon at noon, and the silent auction is open 10 – 11:45 a.m. $70. 562-933-7815. Virginia Country Club, 4602 N. Virginia Rd., Long Beach.
Sunrider Int’l fetes the annual Mardi Gras celebration for Pediatric Therapy Network, 5:30 – 9 p.m., at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel, with jazz, opportunity drawings and delicious food tastings from local restaurants including The Depot, Gonpachi, Red Car Brewery, Buffalo Fire Department and Tortilla Cantina. All proceeds support PTN’s therapeutic services and child development programs for children with special needs and for those at risk for developmental issues. 21381 S Western Ave., Torrance. $35. 310-328-0276 x202 or PediatricTherapyNetwork.org. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Building a younger you
The community is invited to a presentation at Whole Foods, 6 – 7 p.m., with guest speaker Howard Murad, MD, sharing the building of a “younger you” and will sign copies of his book, “The Water Secret.” Plaza El Segundo, Sepulveda and Rosecrans. Info: email@example.com or 310-335-1700.
Friday, March 1
Cabrillo movie premier
The community is invited to the free premier of “Between the Tides” and a lecture about Bud Laurent and his love for coastal California marine life (which is what Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is all about). 7 – 9 p.m. Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 5 p.m. today!
Saturday, March 2
Car Seat Safety
Senator Ted W. Lieu and CHP invite you to this safety event, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Mattel Toy Store parking lot, 333 Continental Blvd., El Segundo. Experts say 3 out of 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured and the correct use of child seats in passenger cars reduces the chances of fatalities by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Info: 310-318-6994.
Moai Walks kickoff
Walking Moai Teams are small groups of people who walk together at least once a week for 10 weeks to points of interest throughout the community. Teams spend time together and build friendships while tracking their time spent together as they compete for prizes – and it’s free. Make new friends, join a team and start walking at today’s kickoff, 9 – 11 a.m. All ages welcome. RedondoUnionHigh School football field, 1 Seahawk Way.
For 6 consecutive Saturdays, starting today from 10 am -12 am, a course for non-paid family caregivers will be given at the South Bay Health District. This course, given by USC, is about taking care of you; it is about self-care, reducing stress, effective communicating etc. A $10 donation per class is suggested, but nobody will be turned away. To enroll or get details: 310-372-9505. 514 N Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach.
Relive the California Gold Rush as you pan for gold — nuggets or fool’s gold — and learn the colorful history that led to much of California’s allure. Activities include tours, gold panning, craft area and a scavenger hunt. Take home some treats and hopefully a piece of gold, as well. Free, and suitable for all ages. RSVPs recommended but not required. 310-603-0088 or dominguezrancho.org. 1 – 3 p.m., Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez.
PV High Boosters
The Peninsula High School’s Athletic Boosters Club is hosting its 22nd annual Black & Gold Affaire, 6 p.m., at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Estates. This community event is the largest fundraising effort for all of the Peninsula High’s physical education/athletic department. 3301 Via Campesina. Details, tix and one-of-a-kind auction items: http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/pvsports/boost/index.html.
Senior 5-0 Yoga
A Yoga open house at Hermosa 5-0 for seniors, 1 – 4 p.m., includes certified instructors Teri Thompson, Katie Bressack, Bonnie Marder, and Susan Goldstein. The event features mini classes, refreshments and info about weekly classes available for ages 50 plus. $6.25 a class or less — no sign ups necessary. 710 Pier Ave. hermosabeach.org (310)318-0280
Elite dance showcase
Elite Dance Studio’s The Electric Youth Dance Company and The Breeonna Fiamengo Dance Company present the Studio’s annual showcase at 7 p.m. at The Norris Theatre. Tix are adults: $18; children $12 at the box office, 310-544-0403. 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates.
Shred Kids Cancer!
The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach hosts its 7th annual Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure fundraiser, benefiting Shred Kids Cancer. Starting at 5 p.m., the all-family event begins at 5 p.m., with appetizers and live music provided by Feed the Kitty, local guitarists/ vocalists, and at 5:30 p.m., Chef Rafael Solorzano of Delzano’s/Lunada Bay House will provide a full and fabulous buffet of delicious food served by volunteers of the Key Club and the S Club of MCHS. There are kids activities, a huge silent auction and cash bar (homemade Sangria, freshly made Margaritas, red/white wine, champagne and lots of Bud plus free soft drinks for kids). A short program with beneficiary Shred Kids Cancer founder 13-year old founder Teagan, is at 7, followed by drumming and guitarists for more music, dancing and fun until 9:30 p.m. $30 at WomansClubOfHermosaBeach. Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach.
Sunday, March 3
St Pat’s 5K Village Run
The Village Runner’s annual 5K Run/Community Walk and Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. has just been selected by the ASICS LA Marathon as an official warm-up race. Participants often run in full St. Paddy’s Day outfits with shamrocks painted on their faces and bodies, lucky beads, Leprechaun hats and green party outfits. Late registration is at 6:30 a.m.; the walk begins at 8 a.m.; and the Kids Dash at 9:30. Pre-packet pick-ups and early celebration is Sat., March 2, noon – 7 p.m. at the Village Runner. A portion of proceeds benefit local schools. 811 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach. villagerunner.com.
Kids Safety Class
The United Studios of Self Defense is offering a special, free program to help educate and protect our children from all possible personal dangers in The Pacific Plaza: 3817 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance. There are two co-ed classes: 4-7 years old, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 8-15 years old, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to observe. Donations to the NationalCenter for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are welcome. USSD will give one month of private and group lessons FREE if participants in the seminar make a $50 Donation to NCMEC. Reserve a spot: 310-378-4777.
Neptunian Woman’s Club Tea
The Manhattan Beach Club holds its 35th annual Art/Photography Contest Tea, 1 – 3 p.m., in the clubhouse at 920 Highland Ave. Local students, grades K – 12, will treat visitors to some very original and creative artwork during the family-friendly, open-to-the-public, community event.
Undiscovered Chefs event
Join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach and SouthBay restaurateur Michael Franks Food, Booze, and You as they present the volunteer amateurs Undiscovered Chefs event at Chez Melange – and then on to a unique Chez experience that includes the restaurant’s Bouzy Gastropub and Bar Comida. Guests will enjoy a gastronomic delight as they watch the presentation of chefs, and bid on many valuable silent and live auction items, and a $25 raffle for a top of the line Vinotemp 12-bottle, duel-temperature wine cooler. 5 – 9 p.m., tix are $95. Info: 310-376-3550 x114 or cancersupportredondobeach.org. Chez Melange, 1611 S Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach.
Monday, March 4
Musical Monday w/Miss Sara
Musical Mondays, 11 – 11:30 a.m., are a great way to let your kids, ages 6 and younger, listen to, and make music at the Redondo Beach main library. A program ticket is required for each adult or child attendee. (Ask for a ticket at the circulation desk each time you check out four children’s items.)
PS: There’s the first Tuesday of the month TAC (Teen Advisory Council) meeting tomorrow, March 5, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the conference room. Participate in and influence teen services at the Library.
PPS! To celebrate the birth month of Dr. Seuss, Bill Barke is stopping by the Library on Thurs., March 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., to read some of his favorite Dr. Seuss books. This is a free program for children of all ages, and anyone else who loves Dr. Seuss! 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
2 LifeLine Screenings
The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial has teamed up with Life Line Screening to provide comprehensive, preventative screenings including Carotid Artery, Atrial Fibrillation (Afib), Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Osteoporosis screenings. 9 a.m. Open to the public, please schedule an appointment at LifeLineScreening.com. St. Paul’s LutheranChurch , 31290 PV Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes.
PS: On Wed., March 27 at 9 a.m., another LifeLine Screening will be offered at Beach Cities Masonic Lodge #753, 1535 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Info: Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, 562-933-2812 or MemorialCare.org/long_beach.
Tuesday, March 5
Kids free zumba class
In partnership with Adventure Plex, South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club will hold a free Zumba class for kids at 6:30 p.m. The rockin’ fitness party will get your kids moving and exercising to the high-energy beats they like, like hip hop, reggeton, cumbia and more, especially for younger kids, ages 4-12. Sign ups at the Kid’s Club at the South Bay Galleria website. This exclusive club provides youngsters with fun and educational entertainment, puppet shows and magicians, special discounts, and raffle prizes. 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. 310-371-7546.
LA Opera discussion
In partnership with LA Opera Speakers Bureau, the Redondo Beach Public Library will discuss Rossini’s retelling of the Cinderella story, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, no registration is required and refreshments will be provided. 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Future discussions, programs: 310-318-0675, option 5, or redondo.org/library.
Wednesday, March 6
AIA/NDIA/BISEC STEM Seminar
Whoa! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Tom Torlakson, CA State Supt. of Public Instruction speak at the upcoming AIA/NDIA/BISEC STEM Workforce Division Seminar in Redondo Beach. During Torlakson’s tenure in the California State Legislature, he acted to protect education funding, improve student nutrition and physical education, and ensure school safety, also championing legislation to increase funding for textbooks, computers, and other instructional materials and efforts to close the digital divide, eliminate the achievement gap, and reduce the dropout rate. Details, time and place — and the full conference agenda or to register: ndia.org/meetings/371A.