Thursday 15th/Friday 16th
Big band: The Navy Band Southwest will perform for free at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3300 Civic Center Dr, Torrance. 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm
Armed Forces Day: Military exhibits will be on display outside the Public Safety Center in the east parking lot at the Del Amo Fashion Center, mall entrance 11, 3525 W Carson St, Torrance. Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm
Zen and flowers: The Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach hosts Susan Brislin, who Susan will talk about flower arranging and tea ceremony, traditional art forms and useful healing tools from the Zen tradition that promote wellness and recovery. 12:30 – 2 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach. Advance registration required. 310-376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Relay for Life: American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Manhattan Beach. Local Hermosa Beach two time cancer survivor Adrienne Slaughter will be keynote speaker at opening ceremonies. 17th – 18th, 10 a.m. – 10 a.m. Mira Costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. For more information contact Maggie.Walsh@Cancer.org RelayForLif.org/ManhattanBeachCA
Sale: Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale. 9 a.m. – 12 noon. 1309 Bard Street, Hermosa Beach.
Casino Night: The Knights of Columbus is hosting their annual Casino Night. American Martyrs Catholic Church in O’Donnell Hall, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. 6:30 – 11 p.m. All proceeds support local charities such as The St. Sebastian Sports Project, Walk with Sally, and The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Tickets are on sale at the door or at kofc4567.org.
Bite at the Beach: The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is introducing the First Annual Bite at the Beach food and beer pairing event. 2 – 7 p.m. MBS Media Campus, 1600 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach. For tickets go to manhattanbeachchamber.com.
Sean Brock Foundation & CalCPA (California Public Accountants Association Los Angeles Chapter)1k 5k and 10k run walk event. Dockweiler State Beach, 12501 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. Open to everyone of all ages. Register before May 17th at CalCPA.org/PlayaDelRayRun. Email or call Sandy Benitez Sandy.email@example.com 818-546-3505. SeanBrockFoundation.org
Shred Day: The Exceptional Kids Parent Teacher Organization will hold Shred Day for those in need of ridding themselves of documents. Rear parking lot of the South Bay Adult School, 3401 Inglewood Ave, Redondo Beach. 9 a.m. – 12 noon, or until the truck is full. The event is free and open to the public. The event will also take ink and toner cartridges for recycling. Donations accepted. To learn more, go to ekpto.org or facebook.com/EKPTO.
Memorial Day: Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration. Starts at 1:30 p.m. and will run westbound along Torrance Blvd. starting at Crenshaw Blvd and ending at Torrance City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd. For more information go to TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm.
Jammin’, a benefit concert to raise money for Pacific Coast Dog Rescue. The Strings Connection, a professional group of musicians will perform live. 5:30 – 7 p.m. 716 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. 310-377-0803 or StringsConnection.com.
Drum Circle: Free To Be Me Hermosa Beach Community Drum Circle gathers on the sand, just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier. 12 – 3 p.m. Facilitated by Sabina Sandoval, director and teacher of Free To Be Me Drum Circle. Family friendly event, so come join the fun. Bring your own drum or percussion instrument, or use one of the hundreds provided by Sabina. Freetobemedrumcircle.com
The Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Football Team Panther Classic Golf Tournament honoring the 1997 CIF Panther Champions. Rolling Hills Country Club 27000 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estate. Please visit peninsulapantherfootball.com or call Head Coach Mike Christensen at (562) 254-3356. All proceeds will benefit Peninsula Football.
Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach Scholarship Luncheon and Meeting. Historical Clubhouse, 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach. Social Hour 10 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. We will be awarding our Redondo High School seniors with the WCRB college scholarships during the meeting. Visitors are welcome. General info call 310-316-9766. Lunch reservations call Karen at 310-370-4963.
Tuesday 20th/Wednesday 21st
Shaving for a cause: The 12th Annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event takes place, in memory of Zack Willson-White, raising money for childhood cancer research! 6 p.m. with shaving ceremony at 7 p.m. To volunteer and/or make a donation, StBaldricks.org/events/RivieraMexicanGrill2014, 1615 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach in Riviera Village.