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- Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest
June 8 – July 6, 2021
The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.
Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.
Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!
- Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together
June 13, 2021
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.
The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!
To watch the concert, visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.
- Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle
Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021
A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.
Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.
- Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel
June 19, 2021
KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.
Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.
The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.
- Lomita Founder’s Day Fireworks Show
June 26, 2021
The City of Lomita will celebrate Founder’s Day this year with a Fireworks Show on Saturday, June 26 at 9 p.m.
The annual Founder’s Day Celebration usually brings thousands of people to Lomita Park, However, this year city officials ask residents not to congregate at Lomita Park due to the corona virus.
The parking lot and park will be closed.
Instead, they ask that you view the fireworks from your yard or neighborhood.
For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall.
- Movies Under the Stars
July 17, 2021
The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. on the softball field at Lomita Park.
Enjoy screenings of popular movies this summer under the stars! Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.
_Saturday, July 17: Cars
-Saturday, August 14: Trolls World Tour
This event is FREE to attend!
For additional information, visit the website at http://lomita.com/cityhall.
Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.
- Lemonade Day in Lomita
August 7, 2021
The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host Lemonade Day on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lomita Farmers Market.
The goal is to register 100 youth who go to school or live in the Lomita area who in turn will start new businesses all across Lomita – on a single day on August 7, 2021.
The first 100 kids that sign up for Lemonade Day Lomita receive a free backpack and workbook which can be picked up at the Lomita Farmers Market on or around June 13th and at other locations to be announced.
Lemonade Day, a well-established global and national youth entrepreneurship program that teaches leadership and business skills by encouraging children to launch a lemonade business in their community, is expanding again.
- Barb Habif Memorial Chili Cook-Off & Car Show
September 18, 2021
The Torrance Elks will host the Barb Habif Memorial on Saturday, September 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the lodge.
The event features a chili cook-off contest and car show held outdoors in the big parking lot next to the DMV.
The Jokers will be performing so don’t forget your dancin’ shoes. Oh yeah, and you still gotta bring your mask… for now.
This is a FREE event, so stop by and check out classic cars, hear classic rock music and get your chili fix!
For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TORR1948ELKS/.
The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 Abalone Avenue, Torrance, CA.