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Redondo Beach Library Activities for June 2018

June 1 – 30, 2018

Library-Activities-JuneThe 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!

Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

Writer’s Meetup
June 2 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Calling all aspiring writers! Discuss topics writers want to explore, and have the opportunity to share information, get feedback on ideas and writing, and give and receive support and encouragement.

Dine Around LA – South Bay Edition

May 30, 2018

Dine-Around-LA-LogoLast week I was invited to attend a Dine Around LA event taking place here in the South Bay. I received a call Tuesday morning asking if I would like to join the group after one of the attendees had to cancel at the last minute – and once I heard what it entailed, I shuffled my schedule around to make it happen.

Dine Around LA is designed exclusively for hotel concierges from the greater LA area as an opportunity for them to learn more about local restaurants to better serve their clientele. There are half a dozen events each year in different areas of Los Angeles, and Dine Around LA works directly with restauranteurs to schedule these outings.

Our group consisted of concierges representing about 25 different hotels from the greater South Bay area and a couple of Los Angeles Concierge Association members who report back to the greater LACA membership. This event would showcase seven restaurants in Redondo and Hermosa Beach.

First Fridays in Riviera Village

First Fridays

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. every first Friday of the month.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at the north east corner of Avenue I and Catalina from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

For additional information, visit the website at

Aquadeck Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays

Aquadeck YogaShade Hotel Redondo Beach offers FREE Yoga on the Aquadeck every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class. This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310.921.8940 to reserve your spot!

For additional information, visit the website at

Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Mindfulness Drop In

First Wednesdays

Mindfulness 4Beach Cities Health District offers a FREE Mindfulness Drop-In the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques.The monthly sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required.

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get settled.

Wonder of Dinosaurs @ SBG

Every Day

Wonder-of-DinosaursSouth Bay Galleria is now hosting Wonder of Dinosaurs!

Wonder of Dinosaurs features museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are beautifully displayed and accompanied by signs that provide information that you will find both educational and fascinating. The Exhibition is a walk through at your own pace, self-guided tour.

While the robotic dinosaurs have been known to make adults jump back, the entire exhibit is family friendly for even the youngest of children.

Cruise at the Beach

Every Friday: April through October

Cruise at Ruby's - sbbjVroom, vroom! The Cruise is back!

Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season!

Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.

RBPD Coffee with a Cop

June 20, 2018

coffee-with-a-copJoin the Redondo Beach Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, June 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Redondough.

The Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee. All community members are invited to attend.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Redondo Beach’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Taste of Summer: Havana Nights

June 20, 2018

Taste-of-Summer-Havana-NightsThe Women’s Council of Realtors South Bay Network presents the annual Taste of Summer: Havana Nights on Wednesday, June 20 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at The Redondo Beach Hotel.

The Taste of Summer is not to be missed! Named the ‘funnest’ event to EVER be held on a Wednesday, with the best craft beers, wine and food, Havana style. Doors open at 5 p.m. and yes, you should wear your dancing shoes, pop on a hat if you have one! Sip on some rum, savor the music, and bid on some silent auction items all while enjoying the view from the Redondo Beach Hotel.

Admission is open to guests of all ages. Valid I.D. is required for persons over 21 consuming alcoholic beverages. Parking for the event is FREE!

Tickets are $50 for Members and $75 for non-Members. Use promo code JACKIE25 and receive a $25 discount!

Hot in the Shade

June 21, 2018

Hot-in-the-ShadeShade Hotel Redondo Beach presents Hot in the Shade the third Thursday of the month (June 21) at Sea Level from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event features salsa dancing and live music on the second story Horizon Level with sweeping coastal views. Azucar Band will be performing with high energy beats and will also have salsa instructors on site for beginners or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills!

Don’t feel like dancing? Enjoy food and drink specials all night long, enjoy the coastal view and live entertainment!

The first two events will have no cover charge. Guests must be 21+ with valid ID.

For additional information, reservations and bottle service, call 310.921.8950.

Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.