Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 7-6-17

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South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society Meeting presents Keith Taylor’s Pots and a Different Approach to Staging. Keith will demonstrate combining plant, pot, rocks, and top dressing to create eye-catching and award-winning compositions. 1 p.m. Sunday, July 9. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information visit southcoastcss.org.

Thursday, July 6

Rocking the pier

Summer of Music on the Redondo Beach Pier. Popravinas (Americana) will hit the stage from 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. For a complete lineup visit redondopier.com/events/.


Friday, July 7

10 day real food challenge

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Dianne Staso, RD, and the 10 Day Food Challenge, designed to get people thinking about eating real, unprocessed healthy foods. Each attendee will receive a booklet with a food diary to keep track of eating habits. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit the website at cancersupportredondobeach.org.  

Yes4arts Art Classes

Crochet, knitting, hand sewing, sewing machine, embroidery, doll making, and jewelry making art classes. Kids will learn basic and intermediate skill in each class. Class projects will be to make hats and dolls to donate for yes4arts holiday gift baskets. Classes and material are free. Any donations graciously accepted. Welcoming adults and kids starting 7+. 3 – 5 p.m. Walteria Park Recreational Building, 3855 W. 242nd Street, Torrance. For more information and to register call and leave a message at (310) 686-4325 or email: info@yes4arts.org.


Saturday, July 8

Blue Butterfly Walk

Join Biologist Ann Dalkey and Blue Zones Project for a guided walk along the Esplanade to see the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly. Meet at the Esplanade’s south end by Miramar Park, 201 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. Free. 9:45 – 11 a.m. For questions call (310) 374-3426 or visit bchd.org.

Thyroid replacement

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Leslie Engel of Sanofi Genzyme. Engel will discuss Thyrogen, used as a thyroid stimulating hormone for follow up testing after thyroid cancer surgery. Question and answer period will follow. 10 a.m. – noon. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.


Sunday, July 9


Learn to ride

Beach Cities Cycling Club safe cycling class is designed to teach adult cyclists to ride a bicycle with confidence and competence under various traffic conditions. The class is suitable for new cyclist as well as more experienced cyclist who wish to improve their safe cycling skills. 2-day course Sat. & Sun. 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 n. Prospect Ave., Redondo beach. Free to BCC Club members. Registration & info: Sam Gengo education@bccclub.org, Jack Bauer: jackinpv@gmail.com. Visit bchd.org or call (310) 341-8701.

Japanese Festival

Bridge USA Japanese Summer Festival features over sixty booths filled with food, kimonos, and souvenirs, martial arts demonstrations, professional dancers, live music, and a traditional Mikoshi parade. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Admission is $6/$3. For more information call (310) 532-5921 or access bridgeusa.com.


Monday, July 10

Follow that Slime

1st and 2nd graders discover the wonders of molluscs, slime and much more in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s week-long Science at the Seashore program “Galloping Snails and Other Fishy Tales”. Participants will get close-up views of sea snails “galloping” and other fascinating seashore animals in the laboratory, aquarium and along the surrounding shoreline.  9 a.m. – noon.  $85 ($77 FRIENDS member) and includes a Science at the Seashore t-shirt. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro.To register and further information call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.


Tuesday, July 11

Hip Hip Hooray

South Bay Galleria Kids Club creates a fun and patriotic craft to take home. Festive and fun for all the kids. 6 p.m. Level 3, food court, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. Free. For information call (310) 371-7546 or visit southbaygalleria.com.

How to handle pain

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Claudia Welch, a facilitator for the American Chronic Pain Association. Offered the second Tuesday of each month, this workshop focuses on a holistic approach to pain. Welch leads discussions supporting alternative and complementary treatments to manage pain. This month’s topic is “Body Over Pain.” Participants will learn six ways that regular exercise affects chronic pain and seven tips for exercising with chronic pain. 11 a.m. – noon 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Advance registration is required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit the website at cancersupportredondobeach.org.

Cheers, to your health

Beach Cities Health District’s Blue Zones Project monthly social hour. Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal, and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends at Blue Zones Project’s Social Hour. The first glass of wine is $5, plus discounted appetizers. 5 – 6 p.m. W’s China Bistro, 1410 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. For more information, visit bchd.org/socialhour.


Wednesday, July 12

Guided History Tour by Bike

Join the South Bay Bicycle Coalition for a fun and informative ride along The Strand through Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Riders should gather between Good Stuff, The Beach House and Hermosa Cyclery. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Hermosa Cyclery, 20 13th St., Hermosa Beach. Free. For questions call (310) 374-3426 or visit bchd.org. ER



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