Category: Special Events

Nelson’s Sound Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Sound Series starting Saturday, June 1. The series runs from Memorial Day Weekend through late October.

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Country and Reggae to Classic Rock.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – this is how we do summer in the South Bay.

Saturday, June 1, Feed the Kitty
Friday, June 7, Everyday Housewives
Saturday, June 8, Wise
Friday, June 14, Wise
Saturday, June 15, Headshine
Friday, June 21, The Backtracks

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Redondo Beach Library Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2019

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For more information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

For updated information, visit the website at

Check out what’s on tap for October….

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at or call (310) 541-7613.

Take a look at what’s on tap for October….

Aging Mastery Program Series

October 3 – November 21, 2019

St. Francis Episcopal Church will host the Aging Mastery Program Series of Healthy-Living Life Skills for Older Adults October 3 through November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Presented by the Foundation for Senior Services, this program was created by the National Council on Aging. Central to the program is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results. Learn more at Sessions will take place at St. Francis Church. Healthy snacks will be provided.

These classes are FREE to attend! Classes will be held on October 3, 10, 17 and November 7, 14, 21.

For additional information and to register for the classes, call the church office at (310) 375-4617.

St. Francis Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa in Palos Verdes Estates.

See below for class schedule…..

Seniors Art Group

October 12 – November 16, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

USBA Networking Mixer @ La Bella Napoli

October 14, 2019

The Unified Small Business Alliance hosts the monthly Networking Mixer on Monday, October 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at La Bella Napoli.

It’s an all-you-can-eat evening of pizza and pasta to celebrate Columbus Day! If you’ve never attended one of the USBA events, you should make a point to stop by – it’s always a very casual, friendly evening.

Tickets are $12 per person.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at

La Bella Napoli is located at 23906 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi

October 14, 2019

The South Bay community is encouraged to attend a Vaping Prevention Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi on Monday, October 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Middle School gymnasium.

Join Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi for a discussion focusing on Vaping Prevention. More than 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. Experts will be discussing the dangers of vaping, why kids are choosing to vape and how to know if your child is vaping. They will also discuss how to talk to your child about the dangers of this vice. Representatives from local school districts will be talking about what they are doing to prevent it in their schools.

Torrance Chamber 101

October 15, 2019

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber 101 on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber offices.

Attendees will learn about leveraging the Chamber’s advocacy network, programs available to members, and the numerous networking opportunities. Meet and chat with staff about the different parts of the Chamber that work together to support your business.

This event is FREE to attend. Bring your business cards!

For additional information and to RSVP, call 310-540-5858 or visit the website at

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce is located at 3480 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 305, Torrance, CA 90503.

Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser

October 16, 2019

The community is invited to attend the Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at The Comedy & Magic Club.

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of comedy while supporting a cherished South Bay tradition. There is a two item minimum for each guest (soda, cocktails, appetizers, etc.). All guests must be at least 18 years of age and seating is on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are $25 per person and all ticket sale proceeds will benefit the City of Torrance Rose Parade Float.

Torrance State of the City Address & Luncheon

Ocotber 17, 2019

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton.

This event features the annual address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey, City of Torrance, and the announcement of the 2019 Citizen of the Year.

Registration begins at 11:30; the program and lunch commence at noon.

Tickets are $48.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The DoubeTree by Hilton is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

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Twisted Tales: Haunted House

October 17, 2019

The City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks along with the El Segundo Rotary Club and El Segundo Masonic Lodge are proud to present Twisted Tales: Haunted House at the El Segundo Teen Center.

Twisted Tales takes classic fairy tales to a whole new level! Fall down the rabbit hole into famous fairy tale stories with a dark twist! Guests will encounter an alternate timeline from Hansel and Gretel’s not-so-sweet adventure, to Beauty & the Beast’s happily never after, as well as a diabolical operation replacing tea time for Alice and her friends!

This exciting attraction will open on Thursday, October 17 and operate until Halloween on Thursday, October 31. There will be special, kid-friendly shows on October 24 and October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. and October 20 and 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. The house lights will be left on and the monsters are tamed or taking a nap.

During regular event nights, the monsters will be wide awake and ready to leave you shivering in your shoes! Hours are on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m., Sundays, 6 to 9 p.m. with an extra special, scary night on Halloween from 6 to 11 p.m. Don’t worry, there will be various exit points along the maze just in case it gets a little too scary!

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

October 17, 2019

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Get social at Social Workplace! Bring your best smile and plenty of business cards. Each person has a chance to pitch their business to the group with plenty of mingling before and after. Pitches start promptly at 6 p.m. and refreshments are served. Know anyone who might need a workplace or meeting space? Bring a friend!

Pre-purchase tickets are $10 or pay $20 at the door.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

The Best of Manhattan

October 17, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. On top of the fun awards, the evening will feature dinner and dancing.

Nominations start August 26th and ends September 8th. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at Final voting begins September 12th and ends September 26th.