The South Bay Boardriders Club presents the Third Annual Grom o’ Rama. Groms 12 and under will enjoy paddling, swimming, running and nation ball while making friends with other families drawn to to the ocean. 9 a.m., 22nd Street. Free. Photo courtesy of South Bay Boardriders
Thursday, August 14
Free health screenings
Torrance Health and Wellness Center offers free health screenings, plus, information on how to get medical coverage. Screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure checks and more. Plus, healthy snacks. 1 – 6 p.m. 19401 S. Vermont Ave., Suite L, Torrance. For additional information, call (310) 323-323-6887 or (310) 802-6177 or visit sbfhc.org
Saturday, August 16
Schools and shark victim fundraiser
Keller Williams Beach Cities host a fundraiser for the Redondo and Hermosa Beach Ed Funds and to raise money for Steve Robles, who was attacked by a shark on Saturday July 5 at Manhattan Beach Pier. Live music, silent auction, red carpet photo ops. Tickets available at the door or for advanced tickets call Vance Mizzi at 310-939-9422 or email Vance@TheMizziGroup.com. Lighthouse Cafe, 30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, from 3:30 – 8 p.m.
Used book sale
The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library hosts a summer book Sale. 9 a.m. – noon. 1309 Bard Street, Hermosa Beach, one-half block from Hermosa Library. For more information call the library at (310) 379-8475.
South Pacific festival
The 4th Annual Siale Festival will be held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Free fun family events. Food booths, crafts, vendors, Kava Circle, Monomono (quilting) competition, Tau’olunga competition, Little Miss Siale Pageant and most importantly, Kaliloa Time. Eat, sing and dance all day. Toyota Meeting Hall and Torino Festival Plaza, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit tfsca.org for more information.
Sunday, August 17
Kiwanis Blood Drive
The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club and Temple Menorah host a Red Cross Blood drive today from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. the Kiwanis Club Hall, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach.
Vitality Expo, presented by Remedy Pharm, will feature health and wellness vendors, complimentary facials, wellness presentations, nutritious food, healthy eating tips, free fitness classes and product demonstrations. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. At the Manhattan Village Mall, 3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For more information visit ShopManhattanVillage.com
Supreme Court panel discussion
The Palos Verdes Democrats will be hosting a panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s latest term.. Although the panel is intended for attorneys, and is worth continuing education credits, the meeting is open to the public. After the panel review of the Supreme Court term, Tom Long, former mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes will lead a discussion of the program. Refreshments will be served. 2:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 26825 Rolling Hills Rd, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, please contact the Palos Verdes Democrats at email@example.com.
Monday, August 18
Volunteers are needed for coaching/mentoring Girls on the Run. Helps young girls gain confidence and respect for others. Registration for the fall program, girls 8 to 14, starts now. For more information visit gotrla.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 20
Miracle of living lecture
Miracle of Living, a community health education series presents “Myths and Truths about Diabetes.” Free 7 p.m. 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Live video streaming at TorranceMemorial.org/MOL. For questions call (310) 517-4711.
Tall Ship Festival
Tall Ships Festival LA. may be the greatest spectacle on the Pacific Coast. Wed. – Sun. 12 – 8 p.m. Entertainment on four stages, privateer encampment, cannon demonstrations, sail training and ship tours. Port of Los Angeles, downtown San Pedro. For a complete list of scheduled events and directions to the Port go to TallShipsFestivalLA.com.
Thursday, August 21
Women’s health seminar
Marina Del Rey Hospital presents a free women’s health seminar focusing on the “The Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeries” and feature leading gynecological surgeon Dr. David Ghozland. Marina Del Rey Hospital, Playa Conference Room, 4650 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required by visiting MarinaHospital.com or by calling 844-MISI-4-YOU (844-647-4496).
Saturday, August 23
Spin for kids
Childrens Hospital hosts a spin class at Spectrum Club in Redondo Beach. The $25 donation will help support the Los Angeles Childrens Hospital. Class is open to the first 25 people. Members and friends are welcome. Strand Brewery and Fresh Brothers Pizza will be providing refreshments after the class. Reservations are a must! Reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com. 3:30 – 5 p.m. 819 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach.
Point vicente hike
Join in for an easy hike/tour of the Point Vicente Lighthouse, the PVIC museum, the native plant garden and a walk along the spectacular bluff top at the Vicente Bluff Reserve. Free, approximately two hours. 10 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes, sun protection and bring water. Call (310)-377-5370 for more information or visit losserenos.org
Redondo Pier rockabilly
Summer of Music on the Redondo Beach Pier presents Amber Foxx (Rockabilly) Free. 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a schedule go to RedondoPier.com.
Auto museum lecture
The Automobile Driving Museum presents Richard Stanley, who will trace the evolution of the American automobile to 1970 and will discuss its connection to architecture, and other applied arts, especially in relation to the contributions of Harley Earl. Weather permitting he will bring a Harley Earl creation from his vintage car collection, plus some of his “automobilia.” 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo. 310-909-0950 or visit TheADM.org. Lecture series is free to Museum sponsor. Not a sponsor? Cost is $10 per person. RSVP before August 19.
Sunday, August 24
Beer and wine festival
The 6th Annual Wine & Beer Festival presented by Joe Giacomin’s Martin Chevrolet benefits the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Panoramic ocean views, world renowned wineries and breweries, gourmet food trucks, live music entertainment, raffle prizes and exhibitors. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trump National Golf Club, One Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. Visit trumpnationallosangeles.com for more information.
Catalina to Manhattan race
The 39th Annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, from Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach starts at 6 a.m. To finishers should arrive at the Manhattan pier by 11 a.m. Visit CatalinaClassicPaddleboardRace.org for more insformation.