State of the City: The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the annual Hermosa Beach State of the City Address by Mayor Michael DiVirgilio at the Beach House Hotel, 1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. See hbchamber.net.
Book discussion Group meeting: “The Inventor and the Tycoon”, a gilded age murder and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. 310-379-8475 or go to colapublib.org.
Cancer Support Community hosts Vivian Tsang, a clinical oncology pharmacist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dr. Tsang will discuss Cancer Registry Statistics, currently available treatment options and the side effects associated with treatment. Advance registration is required. Seating and lunch is limited. Call 310-376-3550 or visit the website cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Fun for a cause: The Exceptional Kids Parent Teacher Organization 5th Annual Fun’draiser takes place at South Bay Customs, 115 Penn St, El Segundo. 7 p.m. Dinner, drinks, music, art, and a silent auction. All monies raised will support the EKPTO’s mission of providing students with special needs with educational programs, classroom support, and social activities, including our annual Prom. To purchase tickets go to ekpto.org or call 888-693-5786.
Do you want to help? The Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team is looking for community volunteers to sign up for the next course. The class dates are three Saturdays, May 3,10 and 17 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $60 for each participant, which defrays the cost of a backpack with emergency supplies, a CERT hard-hat/vest, a photo identification badge, manual, and graduation certificate. To sign up or for more information mbcerta.org or email email@example.com.
Free Comic Book Day: The Comic Bug is celebrating Free Comic Book Day as well as its Ten Year Anniversary. The event will spill into the street with photo opportunities with Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and many more. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach. Call 310-372-6704 or go tothecomicbug.com.
Surf and Turf: The 5th Annual Dig 4 Jimmy Surf n Turf at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The only Surf Contest and Volleyball Tournament in the World! 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sign up on Active.com.
Former Hermosa Beach School Board Trustee Mahlia Lynn Schubert reads from her recently published The Silence and Beyond, the story of a brilliant girl and her best friend, both children of Holocaust survivors. 12:30 p.m at Temple Menorah. $12 donation.
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. For more information call (310) 370-0677.
Casino at the beach: Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach will host Casino de Soroptimista. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505, Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles. Music, Food, Beer, Raffle, Prizes, and more prizes will be awarded to winning gamers. Tickets are $45 in advance, 4 – 8 p.m. Details and tickets call 424-225-2050 or go to simanhattanbeach.org.
Celebrating moms: The South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club Mother’s Day Craft event takes place at 6:30 p.m. as kids from across the South Bay will come together to celebrate their moms and create a fun craft filled with love.To sign up go to Kid’s Club at southbaygalleria.com.
Cinco de Mayo: Storyteller Georgette Baker joins us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo through stories and song. Listen to interactive stories from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries for a fun afternoon. Children of all ages are welcome. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. 3 – 4 p.m. 310-379-8475 or colapublib.org