The Kat Productions presents The Freedom Train in the James Armstrong Theatre. Written, produced, and directed by Kathy Long-Hill, The Freedom Train tells the story of the Ross family and their struggles in the 1880’s. For online ticket purchase go to TorranceCA.gov/TCACTickets or over the phone by calling 310-781-7171, or in person at the box office.
Speedgolf is a fun, athletic, fast-growing sport which combines golf with running. Same rules, same courses, but a new approach to golf. 6 a.m. start, 9 holes. Lakewood Wood Country Club, 3101 Carson Street, Long Beach. Contact Garlin Smith by email email@example.com or visit SpeedgolfLosAngeles.com.
PAWS to Read summer reading program. Jungle Drum Show with Chazz. Enjoy a fun interactive drum show. 3 – 4 p.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. For information, call 310-379-8475 or visit colapublib.org.
Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve. Volunteering with the Conservancy is a rewarding way to give back to the local community and environment. 9 am – 12 noon For more information and reservations call 310-541-7613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer of Music Free concert on the Redondo Beach Pier. Justin Hopkins, roots/soul 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a complete schedule go to RedondoPier.com.
Honda’s Evening Under the Stars 28th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival, benefiting Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 6 – 9:30 p.m. Honda Headquarters, 700 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. Entertainment by multi-Grammy award winners Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, with hula performances by Keali’i Ceballos and Halau. Samplings of the best in South Bay cuisine and more than 80 varieties of wine. The dress code is elegant Hawaiian attire. Tickets cost $150 each or two for $250. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation at 310-517-4703, visit TorranceMemorial.org or contact Torrance Chamber at 310-540-5858.
Bird Walk led by an expert guide. 8:30 a.m. George F. Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information call 310-541-7613 or email email@example.com
First Saturday of the month hike led by a naturalist. Binoculars available. 3 p.m. George F. Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information call 310-541-7613, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit pvplc.org.
Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve. Volunteering with the Conservancy is a rewarding way to give back to the local community and environment. 9 am – 12 noon For more information call 310-541-7613 or email email@example.com or visit pvplc.org.
Manhattan Beach Parks Concerts in the park. Nathan Shrake, classic rock. 5 – 7 p.m. 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a complete schedule go to citmb.info/concertsinthepark.
South Bay Bird Society monthly meeting with Mike Keens from Jungle Toys. Make bird toys and there will also be additional bird toys for sale at the meeting. Everyone is welcome! Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. Meetings are free of charge. For further information, please contact President Janet Ragonesi at 310-376-5954, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website sobaybirdsoc@com.
SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP
Registration for Pediatric Therapy Network’s Camp Escapades in now OPEN! Summer Day Camp for Children with Special Needs and Developmental Concerns. An innovative two-week summer day camp for children with special needs and developmental concerns. Activities include: Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Dance, Sports, Water Play, Music, Yoga and special events. August 4th – 8th & August 11th – 15th 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rolling Hills Country Day School, 26444 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates. To register visit PediatricTherapyNetwork.org.
The South Bay Osteoporosis Support Group Meeting. Managing Arthritis: Knowledge is key. Free and open to the public. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del Webb Health Education Center, 4101 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance. For information and reservations please call volunteer Carol at 310-329-9313.
Grab Your Snorkel Gear and Join South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club for Roundhouse Aquarium. This exciting, free event will explore the world of one of sea animals… Dolphins! Kids will have the opportunity to create a fun craft, explore artifacts, and touch live sea animals! 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach. 6:30 p.m. Information is available by calling 310-371-7546. It’s easy for parents to sign their kids up by visiting southbaygalleria.com.
Let’s go dancing at Alpine Village! Learn how to dance the merekke, a fun new style of Latin dance which no partner is required, every Wednesday in August. Live music and great DJ after class, drink specials. $5 entrance fee plu $3 for class. 833 West Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For information contact email@example.com or call 424-237-4325.
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