Thursday, Sept 26
PVP State of Cities
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council presents the annual “State of the Cites” community program beginning at noon, free and open to the public. Scheduled speakers include Mayors of the four Peninsula Cities, Jim Goodhart; Susan Brooks; Frank Hill; and Frank Zerunyan. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.
South Bay Ostomy group
Meet at Torrance Memorial Medical Center off the 3300 block of Lomita Blvd. Turn at Earl St. at the traffic light and then into the hospital grounds, and go to the West Tower parking structure. 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor, in room B. Hollister vendor Peggy Brown will discuss products. All ostomates, their friends and family are welcome. Info: Carol Hubert 310-378-5331
Friday, Sept. 27
Ocean Friendly Garden opens
The Environmental Services Center of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments presents a free, hands-on workshop to teach you how to create and maintain an ocean-friendly garden at a ground-breaking ceremony of the new Carson Community Center’s demonstration garden, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., with instructions by the G3LA and Surfrider Foundation. Bring gardening gloves and dress appropriately! Info, details: 310-371-7222.
Reimagining Our Cities
Independently-organized TEDxRedondoBeach presents Reimagining Our Cities together with Blue Zones from 6 – 9 p.m. at IgnitedUSA conference room, 2221 Park Place, El Segundo. TEDTalks, featuring architects and designers from around the world, explore concepts that have relevancy in the South Bay. The public is invited to join in a festive evening of food, drink and thoughtful discussions with lots of interesting folks who thrive on Ideas Worth Spreading. $10 includes refreshments. More: TEDxRedondoBeach.com or contact Janet Johnson 310-567-1117.
CA Native Plant Sale
The California Native Plant Society hosts its sale at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center this weekend. This evening, 5 – 7 p.m., is a members preview for CNPS, FOMM and PVPLC only. The public is invited tomorrow, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Details: 310-782-3989. 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance.
GLBT pop music
This is the Fourth Friday educational program, 7 – 10 p.m., hosted by Lyn Jensen and to learn more about pop music’s role in GLBT history, enjoy vintage musical and video performances. There may be time to share your own experiences with these GLBT superstars. This evening will feature the music and contributions of George Michael. Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away), light refreshments included. More: southbaycenter.org, or leave a message at 310-328-6550 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Firefighters Catalina Swim
Support the Catalina Swim Challenge and Extinguish Pediatric Cancer – One Stroke at a Time! by joining the Long Beach Fire Dept and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach for the “Relay and Raise, Catalina Swim Challenge.” Firefighters will hold a swimming relay race from the shores of Catalina Island to Long Beach. It will take 42,487 strokes to swim the 22 miles between Catalina Island and Long Beach and the LBFD is asking the community to donate for each stroke they make; only you can help them make it to shore! Every penny raised will benefit the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Join the cause! Call 562-933-8600 or email@example.com.
In this free session, adults will learn how to use commercial search engines on computers. Space is limited so registration is required. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information or to register, contact the Adult Info Desk, 310-318-0675.
Village Sidewalk Sale
Stroll the east side, west side, all around the beachside today and tomorrow while enjoying summer in the Village with venues and sidewalks overflowing with beachy-keen, extraordinary sales. Riviera Village, west of PCH at Palos Verdes Dr. Info: rivieravillage.org.
Surviving Pediatric Cancer
The 2013 Regional Survivorship Pediatric Cancer Conference at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach begins at 8 a.m. Important pediatric cancer-related topics for patients, families and health care professionals such as keeping bones healthy after childhood cancer, hormones after childhood cancer and taking care of yourself after cancer will be discussed. Spanish interpreters and child care will be provided and refreshments will be served. Call 562-933-8600. 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Houssels Forum (ground floor), 2801 Atlantic Ave.
Lyme Disease fundraiser/Scavenger Hunt!
The Friends of Renee Fundraising Committee to raise awareness about Lyme disease and funds for a Hermosa Beach sick friend’s medical bills not covered by health insurance. Note 1) As many as 400,000 new infections annually in the US; you can be infected by Lyme disease while hiking, golfing, sitting in your back yard, or even sleeping in a motel bed! 2) South Bay residents need to learn how to avoid contracting Lyme, as well as how to properly test and treat it. The Friends of Renee will have several “learning moments” built into today’s fundraiser event, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., starting at 15th St. and Strand, with a 1st annual Bar & Beach Scavenger Hunt!
Form a team of up to 6 friends and scour the beach, pier, and bars for clues to earn the most points to win prizes. Prize packages are worth $1500, $1000, and $500! (Minimum of 4 players per team, and we’ll put together individuals who want to be on a co-ed team of 6. Must be 21 years or older to participate.) $30 per participant.
For registration and details (FYI, Booze, T-Shirts & Tank Tops included in first 100 registrations): booze-n-clueshermosa.eventbrite.com. More info: Friends of Renee Fundraising Committee reneeavisstory.webstarts.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-877-3822. Stay healthy! Learn how!
Blue Star Moms Fundraiser
Help the Blue Star Mothers raise funds for Fisher House at a wonderful dinner and evening casino, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dalmatian American Club of San Pedro, 1639 S Palos Verdes St. For information on the Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 5 (located at 4733 Torrance Blvd.), please call 310-891-1283 or email@example.com; or 213-926-1896 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $50 for evening: dinner and fun casino (with a little starter bagful).
Sunday, Sept. 29
Torrance Dems meet
Instead of the regular Torrance Democrats monthly meeting , the group is joining with the 66th ADDC in a Fall Gathering picnic and get-together in the park, from 1 – 3 p.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes.
PS: On Monday, Oct. 21, the committee will host State Senator Ted Lieu at 7 p.m., at the Arjay Plaza, 23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. More info: TorranceDems@hotmail.com
Caregivers of Older Adults
Dr. Benton, Director of Family Caregivers Support Program at USC, discusses resources available from FCSP, (including a weekly telephone conference and a free course offered in Beach Cities Health District). Meet today from 2 – 4 p.m. at Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Dr. Manhattan Beach. Free, all are welcome. Info: 310-372-9505
Yoga at Terranea Resort
Beginning at 2 p.m., the resort will host L.A.’s largest outdoor yoga gathering in honor of National Yoga Awareness Month, offering complimentary classes at the resort for seasoned yogis and beginners, free of charge. Attendees should bring a yoga mat. Participants are invited to enjoy refreshments at The Spa at Terranea and attend a trunk show featuring lululemon and preview items available for the upcoming holiday season as well as a book signing with guest yogi and Leeann Carey, author of The Yapana Way, a goody bag featuring a variety of products and special offers and be eligible for a drawing to win one of several prizes including a pair of Tieks and an overnight stay at Terranea Resort with 60-minute spa treatment, valued at $700. For more information, contact The Spa, 310-265-2740. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes,
Meet Candidate Fangary
Hermosans are invited to a Meet and Greet Reception for Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate H. S. Fangary, 3 – 6 p.m., and enjoy the spectacular ocean view from 200 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Free! Share conversation, food, drinks, and surely, a Hermosa (beautiful) fall sunset!
Monday, Sept. 30
HBCSD Board forum
The Women Voters of the Beach Cities hosts a Candidate Forum for the eight candidates seeking election to the three open seats on the Nov. 5 HBCSD School Board election. The forum will feature statements by each candidate followed by a question and answer period. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 1315 Valley Dr.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Sponsored by the City of Hermosa Beach, Yoga for Health & Wellness is presented from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. Register at hermosabch.org. Beginners – all! – are welcome: no prior yoga experience necessary. Bring a mat.
Girls Night Out
Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach is taking reservations – if not already sold out! – for the 11th annual 3-nights Girls Night Out “Fun”-raiser at The Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, Oct. 1 – 3. “Just for Ladies” celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with an evening of fun and humor. Festivities begin each night at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of the bar and a silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction, a fabulous show with a world class line-up of top comedians, plus a fun raffle and lots of laughs. Join the excitement Tuesday night for the second annual “Rock Your Pink” costume contest. Each evening will also include inspirational speakers who will share their stories of cancer survival. $95 per person. Proceeds from this event will help to fund free cancer support groups at CSC-RB. Tix: 310-376-3550, or cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Young Theatre Workshop
Belasco Theatre Company is excited to introduce a Young Theatre Workshop for kids ages 5-9 that will allow them to explore musical theatre, learning to sing, dance and act, learning scenes and songs from the classic Broadway show, “Oliver!” No audition is necessary. 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Email: email@example.com
RBUSD State of Ed 2013
Redondo Beach Partners in Education and present the State of Education’s ‘A Taste of Education’ at Adams Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m., along with Blue Zones Project’s ‘Taste of Health’ offering a sample a variety of healthy bites! There will also be a healthy PTA salad competition for guests to sample and vote for a wining salad. The program will then begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
PS: tomorrow, Oct. 3, Blue Zones presents a 2-hour Power of Purpose Workshop at Christ Church, 408 S Broadway, Redondo Beach, designed to help you discover a clear definition of your gifts that aligns with your purpose. $15. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-683-6801.