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Redondo Beach Library Activities for April 2018

April 1 – 30, 2018

April-Library-ProgramsThe 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!

Book-To-Action Program*: Redondo Beach Library is participating in a Book-to-Action program featuring the book Coyote Ways by Dan Flores. Sponsored by California Center for the Book, Book-to-Action brings a community together through the shared reading of a book and participation in a civic engagement activity connected to the social issues discussed in the book.

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.

Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge

April 21, 2018

CHalk-Art-ChallengeKing Harbor Association presents the annual Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Redondo Marina.

This FREE event provides a public space for professional artists, children and festival-goers to create and enjoy chalk art murals. Participants of all skill levels are invited to create a chalk art drawing to commemorate Earth Day. The first 100 children to sign-up on the day of the event will receive free chalk and a recycled and reusable canvas tote bag that they can custom paint with paints supplied by King Harbor Association. The Sea Lab mobile touch tank and Waterfront Education will be on site for visitors to learn about local sea life and waterfront activities. There may also be a surprise visit from On the Wing Falconry this year to showcase the amazing birds.

This free event is open to public viewing, so even if you don’t plan to participate, take a stroll along the waterfront and discover what these amazing artists can create with a slab of concrete and a little chalk!

NOAA Day at SEA Lab

April 21, 2018

NOAA-Day-Sea-LabLearn about ocean exploration and research at NOAA Day at SEA Lab on Saturday April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the team at SEA Lab for a trip under the sea and build your own ROV! National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) staff will be onsite to stream live footage from the exploration vessel OKEANOS and the ROV Deep Discover. Plus, a live phone conversation with the ROV pilot and ship staff as they explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Afterward, stick around to build your very own ROV!

The cost is $5 per person at the door.

For additional information, visit the website at or contact Adrianne Calbreath at or call 310-318-7458.

SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Rock & Roll Casino Night

April 21, 2018

Rock-Roll-Casino-NightThe Redondo Beach Rotary Club presents Rock & Roll Casino Night on Saturday, April 21 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Crowne Plaza.

This annual fundraising event features casino-style gambling, bites, beverages and a silent and live auction. Dance the night away to local band, Feed the Kitty. Dancing lessons will be available.

Tickets are $95 per person and includes two drink tickets and self parking.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.