Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 6-29-17

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Does this money belong to you? July 4th GI Joe’s $1000 Push Up Challenge.  9 a.m. Outside of the Village Runner, 1811 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. Photo by Brad Jacobson

Thursday, June 29

Retired but still learning

Omnilore is a learning-in-retirement community for seniors who participate in study/discussion groups. Attend a required orientation session 1:30 p.m. Beach Cities Health Center, Lower Level Suite L8, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For more information or to RSVP e-mail Membership@Omnilore.org or call (310) 514-1415.

Lunch at the Arts

The best food trucks are at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center every Thursday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Experience gourmet specialties like fresh lobster rolls, Asian fusion cuisine, gourmet burgers or exotic grill cheese sandwiches. Free parking, admission; meals start at $6. 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. enrichedfarms@gmail.com.

Friday, June 30

Raise the roof

American Legion Post 184 Roof & Maintenance Fundraiser Poker Night. $50 buy-in includes $1500 in chips and BBQ. Register at 6:30 p.m. 412 S. Camino Real, Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 316-6718.

Read me a story

Preschool Storytime at the Hermosa Beach Library. Stories, songs, and a themed art activity for ages 3 – 5 years. 10:30 – 11 a.m. Hermosa Beach Library, 550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For questions call (310) 379-8475. colapublib.org.

Saturday, July 1

Family day

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Family Hike. Join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city. 9 a.m. George F. Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive E., Rolling HIlls Estates. Free. For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at pvplc.org.

Magic Dragons

Join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim’s class on Magic Dragons – common Dragonflies and how to attract them. Handouts are included. Free. This class is best for adults. 10 a.m. – noon. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance. For more information contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at (310) 782-3989.

Sunday, July 2

Mini-Train Rides

Southern California Live Steamers provides mini-train rides every first Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Donations appreciated. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance.  Facebook.Com/SoCalLiveSteam/

Monday, July 3


Families are invited to join a special evening storytime. Free and no registration required. 6:30 p.m. Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St., Torrance. For more information call (310) 375-8418 or visit Library.TorranceCA.Gov.

Tuesday, July 4

Show me the money

Are you ready for a challenge? Waitin’ on you! GI Joe’s $1000 Push Up Challenge.  9 a.m. Outside of the Village Runner Shoe Store, 1811-A S. Catalina Avenue. Redondo Beach. To enter the contest you must register at MBbootcamp.com or Eventbrite.com. For questions and information call (310) 980-9339.

Pool Party Celebration

Water games, water balloon tossing, swimming and music. Bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Begg Pool, 1402 North Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information, contact (310) 802-5448.

Seaside Lagoon Fireworks Spectacular

A family-friendly event with a front row seat for the Fireworks Spectacular. Seating at the Lagoon is first come, first served so arrive early with your beach blankets, chairs and small umbrellas. Alcohol and cooking prohibited. Enjoy all day supervised swimming and arts & crafts, inflatable slides, patriotic music and a special menu from Ruby’s Diner or bring your own food and beverages. Door opens at 2 p.m., Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. For tickets visit Seasidelagoonjuly4.eventbrite.com.

El Segundo 4th of July Celebration

Enjoy games, contests, music, food and fun all day plus special Centennial Finale sponsored by the El Segundo Centennial Committee. Daytime events are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Evening events are 5 – 9 p.m., fireworks start at 9 p.m. El Segundo Recreation & Parks,  401 Sheldon St, El Segundo. For more information call (310) 524-2700.

Tour de’ Torrance

Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you learn to identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Free. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance.  For more information: (310) 782-3989, torranceca.gov.

Wednesday, July 5


Explore the science and fun of bubbles. See rainbow, square, and giant bubbles while learning about soap bubble properties. Free. For children of all ages. Parent or caregiver participation is required. 11 a.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave. For questions call (310) 545-8595 or visit colapublib.org. ER


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