Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 7-20-17

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Manhattan Beach’s Concerts in the park continue on Sundays through the first week in September. See Calendar listing for Sunday, July 23. Easy Reader file photo

Thursday, July 20

Farm fresh, feel-good food

Shopping in a friendly atmosphere with a view at the Redondo Beach Farmer’s Market. Fresh and dried fruits, jams and preserves, honey, cut flowers, bakery goods, fresh fish, kettle corn and more. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. redondo.org.

 

Three cheers

You are invited to attend the Community Reception welcoming City Manager Sergio Gonzalez to the City of Hermosa Beach. The reception is free and open to the public. Light appetizers and conversations with Sergio. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach.

 

A new best friend

Peter Zippi Memorial Fund holds open adoption hours every Thursday in an effort to place the rescued cats & kittens in our care into loving, permanent, homes. 5 – 6:30 p.m. VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 1560 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach. All of the cats and kittens are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. Additional information is available online at peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264.

 

Take time for yourself

Free guided meditation followed by walking the labyrinth. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach. For questions call Vernatta Lieb at (949) 374-2502.

 

Friday, July 21

The kick-off soiree

The Jester & Pharley Phund’s 5th Annual Doubles Tennis Tournament Kick-Off. The kick-off Taste of the South Bay Soiree will feature popular guitarist Mark Fitchett, small plates from favorite South Bay restaurants and a silent auction. 6 – 8 p.m. Alta Vista Park’s Community Room, 801 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Reservations can be made by calling (310) 544-4733. Proceeds from the Soiree and round-robin doubles tournament will benefit children with cancer treated at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

 

Movie night

The Princess Bride will be screened for free in the outdoor courtyard behind the Manhattan Beach Public Library. 6 p.m. Food and beverage vendors, activities for kids, music and a raffle before the feature film. 6 – 9 p.m. 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Information,

contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

 

Comedy by the Beach

Come enjoy a night out with some of LA’s funniest comics as comedy pop-up hosts Comedy by the Hermosa Beach in Hermosa Beach in partnership with Toast Our Vets Foundation. During the show there will be a bar serving alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Free parking. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Kiwanis Club, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Tickets start at $10 online at tinyurl.com/y925yu2e or $15 at the door. Additional questions, email comedypopup@gmail.com or visit ComedyPopUpLA.com.

 

Saturday, July 22

Tennis Tournament

The 5th annual Jester & Pharley Phund’s Doubles Tennis Tournament at Alta Vista Park tennis courts. An all-day round-robin doubles competition. 9 a.m. 801 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Proceeds from the round-robin doubles tournament will benefit children with cancer treated at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. For more information, visit thejester.org.

 

Wildland fires presentation

Jon Wren, Ph.D., P.E. will describe wildland fires, their effects and influence on land development in Southern California. 11 a.m. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.org. For questions and information call (310) 541-7613.

 

CERT training

Presented by the City of Hermosa Beach and the Los Angeles County Fire Department free Community Emergency Response Training classes. The training course will be a series of four classes on July 22 & 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and July 26 & 27, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. City of Hermosa Beach, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Register online at Fire.LACounty.Gov/Cert or contact Hermosa Beach Emergency Management Coordinator, Brandy Villanueva, at OEM@Hermosabch.org or (310) 318-0340. Class size limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat. HBcert.org.

 

Pancake Fundraiser

Come out and support Redondo football at the 5th annual Redondo Union High School Football Pancake Breakfast. 8 – 11 a.m. 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds go to support the football program. Redondounion.org.

 

Go to the white

11th Annual White Light White Night charity fundraiser to raise funds for Walk With Sally. Live musical guest, a Taste of LA from amazing restaurants, auctions and special signature cocktails. Tickets are $225 and can be purchased at walkwithsally.org. 5 p.m. The Top of the Plaza at Continental Park, 870 S. Nash Street, El Segundo. For tickets, questions and information call (310) 322-3900 or email events@walkwithsally.org.

 

Sunday, July 23

Street Fair

Vintage and super cool items at the Torrance Antique Street Fair. Free admission and pet friendly. Lots of great restaurants, bakery, and sports bars. Appraisals and live music. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Old Torrance. For general information and space reservations call (310) 328-6107. torranceantiquefaire.com.

 

Rocking Polliwog

Summer Concerts series with Mark Mackay Band, a blazing guitarist, an evocative vocalist and a songwriter steeped in authenticity. 5 – 7 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a complete line-up of the Summer Concert visit citymb.info.

 

Monday, July 24

Rock & Roll Monday

SuperKids Gym and Dance will be leading a family gym format geared towards 18 mo – 8 year olds.  Warm up  with fun exercises to music to begin with – twists, stretches, rocking, running, galloping, jumping and more. Stretches for you and your child to do together, how to help your child safely do basic gymnastics skills and stunts, Flamingo and Airplane balances on small scale gymnastics equipment, and more. 11 – 11:45 a.m. 2nd floor Meeting Room, Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. For information call the Children’s Information Desk at (310) 318-0675, option 6.

 

South Bay Faves

A celebration of local art, design and craft in the South Bay. Live music, live painting, photobooth, waxing workshops, local design & aesthetics to fill your home, sweet custom wood signs, beach attire, surf photography, and more wares to be impressed by. 6 – 9 p.m. Basq Kitchen, 136 N. Int’l Boardwalk, Redondo Beach. Free admission & good vibes only. For information email hello@soapseas.com.

 

Mindful Yoga

Get moving and de-stress with Beach Cities Free Fitness Series, a free community-wide event that brings together Beach Cities residents, fitness and fun. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. Invite your friends and family to join. 6:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier. Visit bchd.org/freefitness for a full schedule of events and to register. For questions call Beach Cities Health District (310) 374-3426.

 

Tuesday, July 25

Substance Abuse Awareness for Seniors

Presenter Ray Sonnet is a social worker specializing in Gerontology and substance abuse. He will address dangers to seniors from substance abuse, including prescription medication. This program was created to bring awareness to the growing dependence on opioid drugs among seniors, and the dangers of combining drugs and/or alcohol. 1 – 3 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Sponsored by Palos Verdes Library District, H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation) and Palos Verdes Peninsula Village, this informational seminar is free and open to the public. Questions contact Deb Ripley at dripley@pvld.org or (310) 377-9584 x.217.

 

Donate your life-saving blood

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives. Here is your chance to save lives at the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market, 326 13th Street, Manhattan Beach. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Make sure you drink lots of water before you donate! To schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-(800) 733-2767.

 

Just dance

Test your dancing and music skills for a chance to win prizes. Just Dance-a-Thon and Pop Trivia Contest. Grades 6 – 12. Free. 4 – 5 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call Claire Moore at (310) 545-8595. For a list of future events at local libraries visit colapublib.org.

 

Author and Pier Photographer

Meet Ed Grant, author of Piers of the California Coast and other books, at this month’s Community Interactive Forum. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. For questions call Melissa McCollum at (310) 545-8595.

 

Wednesday, July 26

Hanna Somatic Movement Therapy

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will host Farzaneh Jafari, PhD, yoga therapist, and Hanna Somatic educator. In this active participation workshop, Jafari will teach restorative exercises using Somatic Movement Therapy to increase flexibility, reduce pain levels, and address ineffective body movement patterns. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach.  Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit the website at cancersupportredondobeach.org.

 

Tired of being tired

Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation educational lecture series on stroke and sleep apnea. Free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings available. Registration is required. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave., Long Beach. To register, visit RTHFoundation.org or call (888) 794-9466.

 

Chemical damage

The Sierra Club presents Dr. Sally Hayati, a founding member and president of the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance (TRAA), who will update us on efforts to eliminate the deadly and highly volatile chemical hydrofluoric acid from the plants’ refining process.  Areas of potentially serious and irreversible impact range from Playa Del Rey south to Seal Beach and inland to Downey. 7 p.m. Community room of the Palos Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Joyce White at (310) 383-5247. ER

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