Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult will be signing copies of her book “Where Did the Sun Go? Myths and Legends of Solar Eclipses Around the World Told with Poetry and Puppetry” at Dave’s Olde Bookstore on Artesia Blvd. from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Friends of the Observatory to fund educational programs abut astronomy.
Toys for Tots
Redondo Auto Spa is hosting a Toys for Tots drive on Saturday in the empty lot at 617 Torrance Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, bring an unwrapped toy or gift for a kid under the age of 16. Catalina Coffee will be providing refreshments.
The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will host the St. Anastasia Catholic School Holiday Show on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and a holiday show presented by Do Thanh Entertainment all day Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. Journey of Faith Church presents A Christmas Journey, A Musical Experience at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and again on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Avoid package theft
The Redondo Beach Police Department (RBPD) has been receiving multiple reports of theft of packages during this holiday season. Generally, packages thieves follow delivery trucks, wait for them to deposit items in front of an unoccupied home, and steal the package once the truck has left.
To avoid becoming the victim of a package theft, the RBPD advises residents to take the following measures: arrange to be home when a delivery is expected; have packages sent to a local Fedex or UPS store to be held for pickup; arrange for a neighbor to take the delivery; have the package rerouted to a place of trust or a workplace; demand signature proof of delivery; keep the tracking number and closely follow progress of the package online; and to call 911 upon witnessing suspicious activity.