Bev Morse

South Bay Community Calendar – August 29-September 4

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Fiesta Hermosa, the annual three day street fair that marks the end of summer locally, kicks off Saturday in downtown Hermosa Beach.

Fiesta Hermosa, the annual three day street fair that marks the end of summer locally, kicks off Saturday in downtown Hermosa Beach.


Girls Night Out

Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSC-RB), is taking reservations for the 11th annual Girls Night Out “Fun”-raiser to be held at The Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, October 1-3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This sell-out event “Just for Ladies” celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with an evening of fun and humor. Call to reserve your seat at $95 per person. For reservations call 310-376-3550, or to purchase tickets online visit .

Book ‘em

Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library is requesting book donations for its October used book sale. The drop box is located in the Joslyn Center parking lot. or 424-241-0532 for answers about volunteering, donations.

Entry call for artists

Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) announces an Artist Call For Entries for Peninsula Center Library’s annual art exhibition. The opening reception is November 2 and the show will run through December 31. For more information, or pick up entry forms at the library. The deadline to submit entries is September 9. 701 Silver Spur Road in Rolling Hills Estates. For additional information contact 310.377.9584 x236.

Cancer Walk

Sign ups are being taken for the Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 5K & 10K Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5 to raise money for breast and ovarian cancer research, and leading treatment options at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial. Early Bird Registration ends ($35) Aug 5; regular registration is $40. Walk begins at 8 a.m. at McKenna’s on the Bay, 190 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Theatre scholarships

The Professional Arts Education Center will hold auditions for fall training scholarships at the Professional School for the Arts, 1329 Sartori Avenue, Torrance. Students 10 years and older may audition and should prepare a music theatre song not to exceed two minutes (accompanist provided, no a cappella singing). Wile in-person auditions are preferred, video auditions are allowed. Call (310) 328-7664 for additional information and to schedule an audition appointment. Applications are available at

Copper Coffee

The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be hosting another, “Coffee with a Cop” 8-10 a.m. at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (3008 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach) No reservations are needed, this is a casual, “walk-in” format. If you have any questions please contact Officer Hank Crossett at (310) 802-5140 or

Saturday, August 31


The Hermosa Chamber of Commerce presents the Labor Day Weekend Fiesta Hermosa! Three days of arts, crafts, food and family fun. Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, rides and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Also included are Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and face painters. Free Shuttle Bus service will run daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the Northrop Grumman Parking Lot on Aviation Blvd, approximately two blocks north of the intersection of Aviation Blvd. and Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach or ride your bikes. Hermosa Cyclery will offer a free bike valet service just south of the Hermosa Beach Pier, featuring an on-site diagnostic checkup. The lot is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Fiesta area encompasses Hermosa Ave. at Pier Ave.

Sunday, September 1

Adults Take a Hike

Make new friends and get in shape the first Sunday of each month on an easy 2-hour, 4-5 mile hike on Manhattan Beach streets, trails, and strand. Sponsored by local chapter of the Sierra club, all are welcome. Meet 9 a.m. September 1 at Live Oak Park by the Police Memorial, 1901 Valley Dr. under the giant oak tree by tennis courts. Bring water, walking shoes, sun hat. More info

Late night fish

Aquarium of the Pacific stays open late (until 9 p.m.) for you to wnjoy the over 11,000 animals (except the lorikeets, who have to get their beauty sleep) at the aquarium. Special rates for those who come after 5 p.m.: only $14.95! 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 562-590-3100 or for more info.

Monday, September 2

Patriot Picnic

American Legion Post 184 Annual Labor Day Potluck Picnic. Hot dogs, hamburger, chips, salads are furnished by the members of the post All donations go to buying calling cards for the troops at Christmastime. Blue Star Mothers will be collecting donations. Picnic is open to the public. Noon to 3 p.m. 412 S. Camino Real, Redondo Beach.

Tuesday, September 3

Book group

Hermosa Beach Library’s once-a-month book group meets to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, 10:30 a.m. Free and open to new members. 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 310-379-8475.

New North Branch hours

New expanded hours (noon to 8 p.m.) at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library begin today. Celebrate with free refreshments 3:30-5 p.m. sponsored by Friends of the Redondo Beach Library. 2000 Artesia Blvd.

Dementia Support

Please join Belmont Village Dementia Support Group led by David Hart, MS who is an Alzheimer’s Association trained facilitator and is current director of Memory Care and Client Advocacy at Always Best Care Senior Services. Those who care for individuals who have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can share amongst other caregivers for help with what works, what doesn’t work, and how you can care for yourself during this challenging time. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be served. Our group is open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to 310-377-9977. 5701 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Galleria Kids Club

The South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club will host a free yoga class at 6:30 p.m. presented by AdventurePlex! Kids will enjoy learning about the concepts of yoga and developing healthy habits with other South Bay children all while doing what they do best-having fun! South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach. (310) 371-7546 or visiting South Bay Galleria.

Carmen, electra!

In partnership with LA Opera Speakers Bureau, Redondo Beach Public Library presents LA Opera Talks at the Redondo Beach Main Library. Len Lipman of the LA Opera Speakers Bureau will present a program on Carmen at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, no registration is required and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library. 2nd floor Meeting Room at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy in Redondo Beach. For more information on library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit

Wednesday, September 4

Good grief

Join the spiritual care team at Long Beach Memorial for “Journeys Through Grief,” a focused, 8-week, short-term group that provides support for adults that are grieving the death of an adult loved one. Come to a safe space to share the stories of your loved ones, hear others’ stories and experience time with others who understand what you are going through. 11:30-1 p.m. Call (562) 933-1450 for registration information. 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.

SEA Club

Cabrillo marine Aquarium’s SEA Club for kids in K to Grade 2 meets for 4 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Use microscopes, explore the salt marsh and tide pools and examine animal behavior. $30, includes t-shirt. Pre-registration required. 310-548-7562. 3720 Stephen White Dr., San Pedro.


Sign-up for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) offered by the Redondo Beach Fire Department. The training session is once a week for eight weeks on Thursday evenings in the upstairs conference room of the main Redondo Library. Taught by Redondo Firefighters and cover Disaster Preparedness, CPR, First Aid, Light Search & Rescue, Terrorism Preparedness, Disaster Psychology & Team Organization. At the end of the training there is a simulated disaster drill and graduation. For all 8 weeks the cost is $40 for residents or Redondo and $100 for non-residents. This includes received CPR &: First Aid Certification and graduation certificate. The classes are open for anyone 18 and over. For application and more information visit or call (310) 318-8111.


Belasco Theatre Company seeking new students for fall production of “Oliver” and an additional audition date has been added tonight 4 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Hall. Kids ages 7-18 with a strong interest in musical theatre are invited to audition. Show dates are February 7-23, 2014, at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Friday and Saturday evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Rehearsals are Tuesdays beginning September 10. Please email to confirm a spot or call 310-612-8199. 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. ER



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