South Bay Surf Series
The fourth stop of the annual South Bay Surf Series takes place Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach. Becker Surfboards, one of the original surfboard builders and surf shops in the South Bay, will be the main sponsor of the event. The South Bay Surf Series, which kicked off last December at the Hermosa Beach pier, is a six-event series of contests for the South Bay community featuring all age groups. The day on the beach will include board demos, raffles, food, drinks and an assortment of beach activities open to all attendees.
Veterans Parkway Community Workshop
The first of three public meetings to create a landscape master plan for Veterans Parkway will take place Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Police and Fire Conference Room. The city is looking to improve Veterans Parkway—known to residents as the Greenbelt—which covers 21 acres along Ardmore Avenue, and develop a blueprint for potential improvements designed to meet the needs of the community. The second meeting takes place April 11, and the final meeting is on May 2. For more information, contact Sona Kalapura, environmental programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-802-5341.
Lori Strauss Fundraiser
Ten-year-old Lori Strauss was recently diagnosed with a rare cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma Alveolar, and to raise money for her daily radiation treatments, chemotherapy and other medical expenses, her family is partnering with The Comedy & Magic Club to host a comedy fundraiser next Thursday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Attendees must be 18 and over. Tickets are $25 in donation to the Strauss family. Mail payment to Lori Strauss, 917 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Checks should be made out to Lori Strauss. For more information, call 310-357-7769 or email BeachOffice@aol.com.