Thursday, April 10
Big Wave Challenge Awards
Winners of the South Bay Boardriders Big Wave awards will be announced tonight, preceded by a vimeo of the five finalists. Waves reached 30-feet the weekend of March 1 and 2, when the finalists rides were photographed. 6 to 10 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids. This annual gathering of the local surf community takes place at the Hermosa Beach Community Center For more information visit SouthBayBoardriders.com. 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
Saturday, April 12
Stroll along the Shore
Alz Across America will host a “walk and talk” along the low tide line in Manhattan Beach. The group supports people suffering from Early Memory Loss. 10:45 at the Manhattan Beach pier.
For more information visit AlzAcrossAmerica.org. Photo by Kevin Cody
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s 42nd Annual Show & Sale is today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Adults $9, seniors and students $6, children 5-12 $3, under 5 free.
For more information visit southcoastcss.org or call (310) 544-6815. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Run for the Wall
The 8th Annual Run For The Wall Fundraiser and Veterans BBQ is today from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Raytheon Company. First 200 entrants receive RFTW 2014 pin. Proceeds benefit the Run For The Wall veteran’s group. $10 includes lunch
For more information go to rftw.org or call Danny Lopresto (310) 345-4319.
2000 East El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo. Enter at El Segundo Blvd. Gate at Continental Blvd. Must show driver’s license to enter property.
Catalina Island fly-in
The Aero Club Social Fly-In goes to Catalina Island. Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.10 a.m.- 2 p.m., weather permitting. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month. For more information call (310) 510-0954 or visit CatalinaConservancy.org
Learn the secrets to a successful remodel. Custom Design & Construction’s Design and Inspiration Center, 2001 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. 10 a.m. RSVP at (310) 815-4815 or VisitCustomDesign.com/Remodeling-Seminars
Monday, April 14
Waitin’ On You
Spring Bootcamp with GI Joe runs through June 13. Manhattan Beach Pier, Southside. Visit MBBootCamp.com to sign up.
Tuesday, April 15
Beginners conditioning hike
Make new friends and get in shape on a moderate, one and half hour, 4 plus mile hike on the greenbelt and hilly streets of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. Every Tuesday, all welcome. Arrive early for 7 p.m. departure at the parking lot at Hermosa Valley school, 1645 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For more informatin visit Angeles.SierraClub.org/pvsb.
Wednesday, April 16
Stand-up paddle nights
Mark Paaluhi of Laird Stand-up and Tarsan Stand-up Paddle Boarding offer free stand-up paddle classes in King Harbor on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Meet at Tarsan’s at 831 N. Harbor Dr. For more information visit TarsanStandup.com.
Torrance Craft Group
The Torrance Women’s Club, Helping Hands Craft Group meets to do projects for charities. All are welcome to help with crafts.10 a.m. The Torrance Women’s Club, 1422 Engracia Ave, Torrance. For more information call 310-533-9116.
Thursday, April 17
Catalina Spring Festival
The Catalina Island Spring Festival starts today. Food, music and games through the weekend offers fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 or CityofAvalon.com
Saturday, April 19
Local crime novelist Christopher J. Lynch will speak at the South Bay Blue Star Mothers meeting at the American Legion Hall at 412 El Camino Real, Redondo Beach. 11 a.m. Signed copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event. More info go to christopherjlynch.com
Sunday, April 20
Hermosa Beach 5000 Run/Walk/Skate
Race director Jeff Atkinson presents what may be the only run with skateboard and 2 and under divisions. The annual 5k Run/Walk/Baby Jog/Skateboard and Kids Road Race Championship begins with the 5K at 8 a.m. and ends with the 2-year-old-25 yard sprint at 10:15 a.m. Hermosa Beach pier. For more information visit hermosabch.org or 5000hb.com
Free to be me family friendly and fun drum circle every third Sunday of the month. Noon — 3 p.m. Facilitated rhythmic games for the whole family. Meet at the water’s edge under the Hermosa Beach Pier. Bring friends, family, drums and percussion instruments,otherwise provided. Celebrate the rhythm of life. For more information contact Director Sabina Sandoval (310) 318-7191 or visit freetobemedrumcircle.com.
Friday, April 25
Space X’s aptly named COO Gwynne Shotwell will be the keynote speaker at the South Bay Business Summit, hosted by the Manhattan Beach Chamber.The day-long program promises inspiration, education and networking.$125. 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
For more information visit ManhattanBeachChamber.com. Beach Marriott, 1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Saturday, April 26
Richstone Pier to Pier Walkathon
Richstone Family Center’s popular Pier-to-Pier Walkathon, from the Manhattan pier to the Hermosa pier and back, begins today 7 a.m. Families are invited to bring their children, friends and dogs on this day of hope. The walk helps build awareness and raise funds for Richstone’s programs for troubled families. RichstoneFamily.org
Sunday, April 27
The Torrance South Bay Postcard Collectors Club conduct their monthly meeting from 2 – 4 p.m., on the 4th Sunday of each month. Torrance Municipal Airport, Zamperini Field terminal building, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. Free. For further information, contact Barry Balin (310) 422-3900 or Marie Calleja 310-607-9792 or tsbpcc.org
Tuesday, April 29
Women’s conference mixer
South Bay Women’s Conference Let’s Connect Mixer is the fourth Tuesday of each month at evening at.Lido di Manhattan. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more info visit SouthBayWomensConference.com. 1550 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach
Wednesday, April 30
Kids Club Puppet Fun at The South Bay Galleria, Food Court, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. 10:30 a.m. Free for childrens ages 2 -10 yrs. southbaygalleria.com
Saturday, May 3
Catalina Rugby Festival
The 21stt Annual Catalina Island Rugby Festival is for players 40 years and older. Over 50s match begins at noon. Proceeds to the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Teams from the West Coast, Texas, Virginia and England. For more information call. (310) 798-5445, email email@example.com or visit CatalinaRugby.org
Tuesday, May 6
Galleria Kids Club
Kids Club Mother’s Day Crafts at the. South Bay Galleria, Food Court, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. 6:30 p.m. Free for childrens ages 2 – 10 yrs. Visit southbaygalleria.com
Friday, May 9
South Bay Women’s Conference
The Inaugural South Bay Women’s Conference promises a day of motivation and empowerment for service-minded women. Presented by the South Bay Business Women Association. Terranea Resort trainers Debbie Delarosa, MA, BS and Angela Matthews will be lead stretch, breathing and postural breaks and teach techniques to reduce tension and promote better focus. The day will end with a networking reception. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $115. $75 for students. For more information visit SouthBayWomensConference.com.
Torrance Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way Torrance
Sunday, May 18
2nd Annual Tour De Pier
Body Glove big wave rider Alex Gray, beach volleyball Olympic gold medalists Eric Fonoimoana and Kerry Walsh and Olympic cyclist Tony Cruz will set the pace for the estimated 1,000 cyclists who will spin on outdoor, stationary bikes overlooking the Manhattan Beach pier. The Tour de Pier benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Cancer Support Community and the Livestrong Foundation. For more information visit www.tourdepier.com.