Fundraising film festival
Lunafest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Soroptimist International Manhattan Beach at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Lunafest highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films made by women filmmakers.
Local girl needs transplant
Local volunteers have raised almost $50,000 for The Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of transplant patient Rainy Reimer, a three-year-old Redondo Beach girl who has Alagille Syndrome and requires a $500,000 life-saving liver transplant. Rainy is the daughter of James Reimer and Windy Morrisey. Individuals and groups interested in fundraising can contact community coordinator Shauna Smith at (310) 626-7572. Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Rainy R” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at COTAforRainyR.com.
Beach Cities Advanced Imaging (formerly Pacific Imaging) will be offering free screening mammograms (with a doctor’s prescription) to patients this Monday, March 11. The offer is good for patients without health insurance or for those who choose not to use their health insurance.
Blind wine tasting
Total Wine & More is bringing its blind tasting back. Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., Total is hosting a wine class that gives participants the chance to blind taste eight wines made from similar grapes, and to vote on the best summer wine. The event is $25 per person.