Special Events

Social Hour @ Social Workplace

February 21, 2019

Social Workplace is hosting a Social Hour on Thursday, February 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come by for a sip and a nibble, hang out with friends and get social at Social Workplace! Know anyone who might need a workplace or meeting space? Bring a friend!

This event is FREE to attend, but you must register by Friday February 8!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.socialworkplace.com.

Social Workplace is located at 2315 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717. Parking is first-come, first-served. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Uber, Lyft and ride sharing encouraged.

Community Education Night: Hidden Signs of Addiction

February 21, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will host a Community Education Night: Hidden Signs of Addiction on Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at Fusion South Bay Campus.

There are many signs a teenager is using drugs, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between experimentation and drug abuse. Learn how to recognize the hidden signs of addiction from Dr. Donnie W. Watson, program director of the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and how to treat the situation as a family. Hear from Todd S., a prevention specialist at the Thelma McMillen Center, who knows the pressures South Bay teens experience. Todd is an alumnus of Palos Verdes High School and is now four years sober pursuing a career in health care services. He will share the insights he wishes someone had shared with him in high school.

Book Signing: Kick Ass Kinda Girl

February 21, 2019

{Pages} a Bookstore, will host a Book Signing: Kick Ass Kinda Girl with author Kathy Koll on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Kathi Koll, author of Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving will discuss her new book which chronicles the more than six years she was a full-time caregiver to her late husband, real estate developer Don Koll, after his debilitating stroke.

Kathi Koll’s powerfully moving memoir is both a love story and a warrior’s tale. With unflinching honesty and refreshing humor, Koll unveils an unexpected life of joy, adventure, and heartbreak as she shares the realities of being a full-time caregiver.

Immersive Wellness Retreat

February 22 & 23, 2019

Terranea Resort will again host the popular Immersive Wellness Retreat on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23.

The first Daycation of 2019 on Saturday, February 23 will include exclusive experiences focused on improving both physical and emotional heart health.

Highlights of the day’s activities will include a workshop with board-certified cardiologist Dr. Nazanin Azadi of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, a wellness session with Energy Medicine Facilitator and Meditation Instructor Angela Matthews, a restorative treatment at The Spa at Terranea, and more.

Two by Two @ MBAC

February 22, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception of Two by Two: Stories Beneath the Surface on Friday, February 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition will feature paintings, prints and drawings by artists Amelia Amell and Jesus Chaidez. Both artists have been informed by their rich cultural backgrounds, one from the island of Hispaniola and the other from Culiacan, Mexico. As a whole, the exhibit examines artists living in two worlds and the impact of global politics, personal histories, and cultural symbolism. Curated by Singletree arts the exhibition highlights two important contemporary artists and their art-making practice. 

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/city-officials/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/exhibition/creative-arts-center-exhibitions.

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

SEA Lab Scout Badge Series

February 23, 2019

SEA Lab will host the Scout Badge Series: Birding for Badges on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to noon

Join the SEA Lab team for a two part workshop that will fulfill various girl and boy scout badge requirements. Not a scout? No problem! Join them for a fun-filled day!

Wild Birds Unlimited will co-host this event at SEA Lab where scouts can earn credit towards their birding badge and potentially other nature related badges. Get acquainted with the species that frequent the King Harbor Marina location, learn about using binoculars, and get tips for other birding areas and techniques.

The cost is $20 per participant.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.lacorps.org/programs/the-sea-lab/.

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

How-To Festival

February 23, 2019

The Redondo Beach Public Library will host the inaugural How-to Festival on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The How-to Festival is a fair where community partners showcase their skills. Celebrate the community’s know-how, soak up the library’s resources, and learn something new in just 30 minutes! Walk away empowered in your learning journey and with a new sense of pride in the resourcefulness and talent of the community. Presenters include business owners, artists, wellness experts, instructors, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, City employees, and enthusiasts.

This program is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available at both Library locations.

Muscle Car Show @ The ADM

February 23, 2019

The Automobile Driving Museum presents the Muscle Car Show on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Start your engines and get ready for the annual Muscle Car show! Any make and model muscle car is welcome. There will be awards, food trucks and live music!

FREE for spectators!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/muscle-car-show/

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

D.A.R. Colonial Luncheon

February 23, 2019

The El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor the annual Colonial Luncheon on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Los Verdes Golf Club.

The event will feature a social hour, silent auction, lunch and entertainment provided by comedic actress Gay Storm Oakes.

Tickets are $40 before February 1st. After February 1stf, tickets are $50. Reservations are required by February 12.

For additional information, contact Fran Vander Stucken at 310-370-2823 or via email at fevtorr@aol.com.

Los Verdes Golf Club is located at 7000 West Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Goat Yoga

February 23, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Goat Yoga on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, bask in the fresh air of the Garden, and hold your poses alongside Nigerian Dwarf goats! According a recent Huffington Post article, this new fitness trend is “the cutest way to find your center!” Our friends at Hello Critter will deliver an experience you won’t soon forget.

Bring a yoga mat, camera and sense of humor. Space is limited so register today!

Naturalist Sketching

February 23, 2019

SEA Lab will offer a class on Naturalist Sketching on Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Redondo Beach bluffs.

Co-hosted by USC Sea Grant, attendees will learn about phenology and observe the seasonal changes of local species. Get outdoor art experience and fine tune your naturalist skills. Earn credit towards Plant Science, Eco Friend, Outdoor Art badges and more!

The class fee is $15 and can be combined with the Birding for Badges class (same day and location) for $20.

For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-lab-scout-badge-series-birding-sketching-tickets-56198894406.

Comedy Night and Silent Auction

February 23, 2019

The South Bay Music Association presents the annual Comedy Night & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center.

Well known throughout the community as a fun evening of entertainment, Comedy Night promises plenty of laughs and raises $20K-$25K for the award-winning high school music program. As the band’s largest fundraiser of the year, Comedy Night truly reflects the benevolence of the community, the dedication of the parents and the dynamic energy of the El Segundo High School students.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction and music by the Beach Cities Swing Band.The evening will feature headliner Dwayne Perkins. His one hour special Take Note is streaming on Starz and his podcast Movie Night is a fan favorite. Additional entertainment includes The Great Omar, comedian Nick Cobb and emcee Ken Garr. Britt’s BBQ will provide bites.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIII

February 23, 2019

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIII on Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ nonprofit organization of choice.

This season, nine of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and strut their stuff!

Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 and can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office directly at (310) 781-7171.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

February 24, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, February 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Princess Party

February 24, 2019

Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry will host a Princess Party on Sunday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come and hang out – and take tons of pictures – with your favorite Disney princesses. Costumes are encouraged!

This is a FREE community event!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 310-357-4414 (call or text).

Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Suite 100, Redondo Beach, CA. Entry is on Avenue I.

Mystery of the Ship’s Anchor – Finally Solved!

February 24, 2019

The community is invited to attend the presentation of Mystery of the Ship’s Anchor – Finally Solved! on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at The Torrance Historical Society & Museum.

For over 30 years, South Bay residents have driven past a large ship’s anchor in front of a white Greek revival office building located on the corner of Carson St. and Del Amo Circle East – smack dab between the two sides of the Del Amo Fashion Center. Yet few know the history of this 18-foot, 16-ton ship’s anchor that has been dry-docked here for over three decades.

The Torrance Historical Society invited Kevin M. Anthoney, maritime and ocean liner historian, writer and shipboard speaker, to unravel the mystery of this landmark, which took him two-and-a-half years of research and investigation. His efforts of discovery have been recognized by the Maritime Historical community, and have been published.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to first-come/first-served. Light refreshments will be served.

Tea Bar

February 24, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center will host a Tea Bar on Sunday, February 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. with Jesus Chaidez

Artist Jesus Chaidez is bringing his Downtown LA Tea Bar to Manhattan Beach. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea tasting, taste signature teas from around the world, and learn about folklore associated with them. Explore loose leaf tea and improve your own tea making at home.

Tickets are $40. This event is 18 and older.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://apm.activecommunities.com/citymb/Activity_Search/tea-bar-with-jesus-chaidez/29054.

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

African Children’s Choir: Just As I Am

February 24, 2019

The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform on Sunday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Riviera United Methodist Church.

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The “Just As I Am” tour combines traditional hymns with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness.

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Beach Cities Free Fitness Week

February 25 – March 3, 2019

The next Beach Cities Free Fitness Week takes place Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 3.

QUESTION: What’s better than breaking a healthy sweat at a top fitness studio?
ANSWER: Doing it for free!

Free Fitness Week is a partnership between BCHD and local studios and gyms to provide opportunities for residents to get healthy, and have fun being physically active! The Free Fitness program was designed by BCHD to introduce people of all income and ability levels to a wide variety of fitness offerings, including yoga, Pilates, cycling, strength training, boot camp and more. Over 20 fitness studios in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have joined the community initiative.

Black History Celebration: A Legacy of Excellence

February 26, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host the Black History Celebration: A Legacy of Excellence on Tuesday, February 26 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay.

The event features Master of Ceremonies Emmett Miller and will recognize the 2019 honorees:

Chinua Taylor Pearce, El Camino College
Roland Tolton, First African American Torrance Police Officer
Barbara Morrison, legendary jazz and blues singer
Cobi Jones, MLS Superstar and broadcaster
Bryson and Brock Thompson, Founders of Helmets4Helmets
Noelle Quinn, WNBA

Let’s Connect Mixer

February 26, 2019

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Trina Turk on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

Movies on the Marina

February 26, 2019

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will host Movies on the Marina every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge.

Enjoy screenings of both classic and new films. Blankets and popcorn will be provided, so head on down to the marina and cozy up! The schedule is as follows:

January 22 – The Sandlot
January 29 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
February 5 – LaLa Land
February 12 – The Notebook
February 19 – Matilda
February 26 – Forrest Gump

Manhattan Beach State of the City

February 27, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, February 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

The Mayor will speak on how the city is managing its resources, what was accomplished last year and how the City is preparing for 2019. This annual event is a great opportunity to get informed and make new business connections.

General admission is FREE. Preferred seating is $55 and includes coffee, pastries and swag bag.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/state-of-the-city-2019-9063.

The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mardi Gras @ Ragin Cajun

February 27 – March 5, 2019

Ragin Cajun Cafe will celebrate Mardi Gras Wednesday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 5.

It’s a week long party with live crawfish, snow crab, king crab and shrimp boils, along with Hurricanes, moonshine, beads and traditional Cajun music! They’ll have traditional King Cake again this year, too. Find the baby and win a prize!

Live Music Schedule:

FRIDAY: Alligator Beach 7:00 – 9:00
SATURDAY: High Life Cajun Band 7:30 – 9:30
SUNDAY: Alligator Beach Trio 5:30 – 7:30
MONDAY: Chuck Mathieu 7:00 – 9:00
TUESDAY: Chuck Mathieu & Friends 7:00 – 10:00

South Bay Cities Council of Governments 20th Annual General Assembly

February 28, 2019

Join the South Bay Cities Council of Governments at the 20th Annual General Assembly to celebrate the past and future of the South Bay on Thursday, February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center.

The program will begin with a review of the previous 20 years and what has changed in the South Bay with a panel of historians. Then speakers will discuss coming changes to the South Bay including the growing entertainment areas, other proposed major projects, and explore the challenges and opportunities that the South Bay needs to address in the future. This event is FREE and open to the general public.

For additional information, visit the website at http://southbaycities.org/meetings-agendas/general-assemblies/20th-annual-general-assembly.

The Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center is located at 801 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745.

ESMoA Experience #39: EAT

February 28 – May 18, 2019

The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #39: EAT February 28 through May 18.

Curated by Dr. Bernhard Zuenkeler with curatorial assistance by Holly M. Crawford, EAT is a group show examining the creative power of food and eating across place and time. Over the centuries eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Our bodies turn food into energy so that we may survive, thrive, and create.

One of the fundamental actions of our lives. We sleep. We breathe. We eat. We love. Without eating nothing moves. But do we pay enough attention about what we eat, how we eat and when we eat? Do we care about preparation of our food, our celebration of eating together? Over the centuries, eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Eating has been a driving force for the arts and vice versa. Cooking is certainly a form of art. The preservation of food, the development of new forms of food is a creative task.

Women’s Voices in Tech Networking Happy Hour

February 28, 2019

Women’s Voices in Tech Networking Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Shade Hotel MB.

This mixer brings together some of the most influential and inspiring women entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives in Los Angeles. Who is this event for? Women leaders in tech, women entrepreneurs in tech, and the men and women who support and invest in them!

They’ll be celebrating diversity at this month’s mixer with special guests Kenni (Lethridge) Kaufman, Head of Studio, Magnopus and Nicole Holmes, Senior Director, Information Security & Technology, Scopely.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for March

March 1 – 31, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Here’s what’s on tap for March:

Special Events

Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Friday, March 1st, 9:30am. PVLD librarian Marisa Perley shares books that open children’s eyes to the natural world. Ages 2-5. Email: mperley@pvld.org.

Designs for Dining Fundraiser

March 1, 2019

St. Francis Episcopal Church presents the annual Designs for Dining fundraiser on Friday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Benefitting the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund, this annual event features creative trends in entertaining and themed-table designs. Other highlights include guest speakers, boutiques, demonstrations, and silent auction — including a Photo Safari for 2 in South Africa at Zulu Nyala’s private game reserve. A light lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be served throughout the day. Proceeds from this annual charity event will benefit the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund which has helped 25 very needy and deserving students with financial and mentoring assistance to date.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

For additional information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at http://www.stfrancispalosverdes.org.

St. Francis Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, at the northwest entrance to Palos Verdes Estates, off Palos Verdes Boulevard.

First Friday

March 1, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on March 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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 various locations 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 http://rivieravillage.net/.

Opening Reception: Douglas Kirkland

March 1, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education will host the Opening Reception: Douglas Kirkland, an exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer on Saturday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Douglas Kirkland is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. He simultaneously contributed to other major publications around the world, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country, among many others.

Between 1960 and the present, Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie.

Advances in Cancer Care & Giant Inflatable Colon Interactive Exhibit

March 2, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center will offer free take home colon cancer test kits during its Advances in Cancer Care event on Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The event will feature a giant, inflatable colon on-site for guests to walk through, as well as an Advances in Cancer Care lecture, which will discuss the latest developments in prevention, genetic testing, screening guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

The health fair and brunch will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the lecture from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and FIT test kit distribution.

This event is FREE to attend.

Hoffman Health Conference Center is located at 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance CA 90505.

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls

March 2, 2019

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach will host the workshop Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the office of WPromote in El Segundo.

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams.

Adrienne’s Search for Childrens Cancer Cure

March 2, 2019

The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presents the annual Adrienne’s Search for Childrens Cancer Cure fundraiser on Saturday, March 2 at the Kiwanis Hall.

The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. and benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The evening will feature a catered dinner, a huge silent auction, live music, magician, arts and crafts for the kids and a cash bar.

Tickets are $35 per person and free for kids 12 and under. It’s going to be a fun night for a great cause!

For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-940-9200 or visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org/

The Kiwanis Hall is located a 2515 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

Affair of the Heart Gala: Shaken not Stirred

March 2, 2019

The Richstone Family Center presents the annual Affair of the Heart Gala: Shaken not Stirred on Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Porsche South Bay.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception during which guests can bid on an array of unique silent auction items and enjoy a selection of wine tastings presented by Bristol Farms. The night continues with a gourmet dinner and live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Celebrate the exceptional people who have shown tremendous commitment to their mission to treat and prevent child abuse, and are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in need.

Early Bird tickets start at $300 per person (until January 15).

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.richstonefamily.org/.

Porsche South Bay is located at 14610 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Beer & Magic @ Absolution Brewing

March 2, 2019

Absolution Brewing presents Beer & Magic on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Drop by the taproom for a night of amazing illusions and optical wonders, along with a large selection of CRAFT BEERS! T

No reservation required, see you there!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absolutionbrewing/.

Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Wedding Showcase

March 3, 2019

The Rolling Hills Country Club will host a Wedding Showcase on Sunday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rolling Hills Country Club is a brand new premier wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of Palos Verdes, overlooking the stunning Los Angeles skyline. Come revel in what a wedding could be at the club by attending an actual ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. Executive Chef Johnny De Vivo is preparing a traditional plated dinner inside the Skyline Ballroom, while partner and outside culinary chef Andy Najpauer wows you with the not so traditional such as Indian and Kosher offerings out on the vistas lawn. Southern California’s top wedding planners and vendors will be present to showcase what services are available for your wedding.

Small Business Seminar: Tax & Credit Strategies for Business Owners

March 7, 2019

Team Referral South Bay will host the small business seminar Tax & Credit Strategies for Business Owners on Thursday, March 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The Great Room.

Two of the biggest factors impacting your business profits are the taxes you pay and your ability to access capital. Learn practical strategies from experts in the fields of accounting, payroll, entity structuring, business credit and debt elimination that you can use today to make and keep more money.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information and to register, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/310687032914771/.

The Great Room is located at 2810 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

March 9, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, March 9 from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN!

Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools and gloves (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water AND energy.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

March 9, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community present Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (March 9) from 10 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s).

Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. If it rains, the class will be held at Cancer Support Community at 109 West Torrance Boulevard.

Rosé Soirée

March 9, 2019

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach presents a Rosé Soirée on Saturday, March 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Rosé the day away! Unlimited Rosé tastes from multiple wineries, frozé with delicious bites and sweets! Chef Graham will be cooking up some amazing bites to compliment the delicate wines. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your favorite rose-colored attire. The is a 21+ event.

Unlimited Tastes for $45 / VIP Rosé Garden experience is $495.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2268534409832896/.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

NextStep LA to DC: Ride For Paralysis

March 9 & 10, 2019

Join Janne Kouri in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 for two killer kick-off events to start Janne on his LA to DC: Ride for Paralysis across the U.S. From March 10 to May 15, Janne Kouri, Founder of NextStep, will ride his power wheelchair from LA to D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support NextStep.

The first event will take place at at Vineyard Vines on Saturday, March 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for live music, bites, and shopping. 20% of proceeds from purchases made during the event will be donated to NextStep. Vineyard Vines is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The second event will be Janne’s send-off party. Meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Bo Bridges Gallery and then at 9 a.m. we’ll bike, run, and roll from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Hermosa Beach pier as Janne begins his cross-country adventure. Bo Bridges Gallery is located at 1108 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Torrance Firefighters Association Spaghetti Dinner

March 9, 2019

spaghetti-dinner-fundraiser-south-bay-by-jackieThe Torrance Firefighters Association presents the annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 9 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ken Miller Auditorium.

Bring the entire family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you can eat for a very worthy cause! DJ Ozzie will keep the mood festive and all proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients. The Torrance Firefighters Association has served over 50,000 meals and raised hundreds of thousands for burn survivors at Champ Camp.

Festival of the Kite

March 10, 2019

Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly. The annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.

The Redondo Beach Pier hosts one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. This all-ages, free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. Each year, the festival is scheduled on the second Sunday in March to coincide with daylight savings. The kite festival features live music, a local dance studio performance, martial arts demonstration, hot dog on a stick eating contest sponsored by Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Attendees are welcome to bring their own kites or may purchase one at Sunshine Kite Company located at Redondo Beach Pier. The festival will culminate with a mass group kite ascension flight on the beach adjacent to Redondo Landing, immediately south of the Redondo Beach Pier.

This is one sight that never gets old.

Friendship Bowl

March 9, 2019

Friendship BowlWalk With Sally presents the Friendship Bowl on Saturday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at Palos Verdes Bowl.

Ready, set, STRIKE! The Friendship Bowl is Walk With Sally’s high-energy spring fundraiser!

Round up your families, friends, kids, moms, dads, grandparents, teens, schools, corporations, teachers, bankers, florists, pastors, coaches, cops, doctors, nurses, dentists, neighbors and EVERYONE you know to help Walk With Sally raise funds for children impacted by cancer. Bowl as an individual or with a team.

The event promises to be fun, interactive and hilarious! It’s great for the entire family, an opportunity for some friendly competition, and it’s a fun team building exercise for the office, too.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget about the costume contest. There will be celebrity judges making the rounds to determine which team will win the elusive Most Spirited prize. So, get your team together, figure out your costume theme, and get creative.

Social Hour @ Panelas Brazil Cuisine

March 12, 2019

social-hourPanelas Brazil Cuisine will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, March 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

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 during Social Hour. Enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Panelas Brazil Cuisine is located at 2808 Phelan Lane in Redondo Beach.

Arts & Crafts Fair

March 16, 2019

The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

Admission is FREE!

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is proud to present the annual Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16 beginning at 11 a.m.

Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the seven-block parade down Pier Avenue. The Irish theme of Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the many participants in the festivities including bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses and four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California.

The parade begins at the staging area near City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.

The ‘Wearing of the Green’ is a time-honored tradition. Don’t be surprised to find yourself ordering corned beef and cabbage, savoring a pint of Guinness, singing Danny Boy and kissing perfect strangers. Ya gotta love the Irish!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net/pages/st-patricks-day-parade1.

Absolution Brewing Anniversary Celebration

March 16, 2019

Absolution Brewing Company will host an Anniversary Party to celebrate their fifth year in business on Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 9 p.m.

It’s going to be ABSOLUTE fun all day long with live music by Nasty Bad Habit from 2 to 5 p.m., karaoke from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tremors from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food by Anarchy Seafood and Chow Down, exclusive anniversary beer release, games (foosball, cornhole, darts, shuffleboard, etc) and pop-ups by YDB Apparel, Miles Skateboards and others.

Limited VIP tickets are $25 and include an anniversary glass, 8 ounce pour of Anniversary Brew and a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans of this limited edition beer to go.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutions-5th-anniversary-party-tickets-56660647522

Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Georgia’s Lounge Ribbon Cutting & Mixer

March 20, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting & Mixer at Georgia’s Lounge on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The community is invited to attend Georgia’s Lounge’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony followed by a Mixer at their fabulous lounge! Manhattan Beach Chamber members get free wine and beer for the first hour accompanied by some delicious appetizers provided by Georgia’s.

This event is FREE to attend! Happy Hour specials end at 6 p.m.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/ribbon-cutting-and-mixer-with-georgia-s-lounge-9071.

Georgia’s Lounge is located at 1500 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

March 21, 2019

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Toyota Meeting Hall.

Honoring the brave officers of the Torrance Police Department who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities. The event features award-winning journalist Emmett Miller as the Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are $45 for TACC Members and $55 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://arts.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14111/79?curm=3&cury=2019.

Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Anifest

March 23, 2019

Anime Convention Fans present Anifest on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

This event celebrates the beauty and fandom that is all things anime. Anifest was started by an online Facebook group of fans who longed for a more intimate Anime event where they could interact with exhibitors, artists, talent, and industry members, and also have an opportunity to create beautiful content.

Tickets are $15/$20.

For additional information, visit the website at https://anifest.org/

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 CIvic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Neptunian’s Fashion Show & Luncheon

March 23, 2019

The Neptunian’s Woman’s Club presents the Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manhattan Country Club.

This annual fashion show will feature multiple designers including Kendra Scott, Marmi, Tabula Rasa, and more. The silent auction will be full of enticing possibilities. Once again, the live auction will include an opportunity to design your own Hammitt bag as well as other unique items you won’t want to miss.

All proceeds will benefit the Neptunian’s Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to college bound students in the South Bay.

Tickets are $135 and includes lunch.

Baroque Concert

March 23, 2019

Kontrapunktus presents Il Barocco: The Italian Influence in Two Parts at Ascension Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.

Il Barocco celebrates the influence that acclaimed Italian Baroque composers (a.k.a. Antonio Vivaldi, Archangelo Corelli, etc.) had on their German and English contemporaries such as Johann Sebastian Bach. Georg Philipp Telemann and Charles Avison. Kontrapunktus will also be performing new Baroque music from Composer-in-Residence, Mark Moya.

Kontrapunktus is a Baroque orchestra comprised of exceptionally talented classical musicians from the prestigious Colburn School and is led by Artistic Director and renowned harpsichordist, Ian Pritchard.

South Bay Nonprofit Quick Pitch Contest

March 28, 2019

The Hermosa Friends Foundation will host the South Bay Nonprofit Quick Pitch Contest on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Second Story Theater.

Up to 10 local non-profit organizations will make a 4-minute elevator-pitch style presentation to a live audience. The winning nonprofit is awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hermosa Friends Foundation that night.

For additional information and an application, visit the website at http://www.hermosafriendsfoundation.org. The application is due no later than March 1. If more than 10 nonprofits apply, then HFF will pick the presenters by lottery drawing by March 4.

The Second Story Theater is located at the Hermosa Beach Community Center at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends of Art, Architecture and Song

March 29 & 30, 2019

The Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends of Art, Architecture and Song on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Legends of Art, Architecture and Song features a tour of two Palos Verdes Estates homes, a special musical performance by recording artists Trio Ellas, shuttle transportation to the homes, the popular Collected Treasures shop, and artist and designer boutiques.

Free event parking is available at Peninsula Community Church, 5640 Crestridge Road, next door to the PVAC. Tour shuttles will take attendees to and from the PVAC and the Tour homes. Buses begin boarding 10 minutes before departure.

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

March 29, 2019

The Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

For nearly two decades, Switzer Learning Center has honored women who have made significant contributions to the South Bay through their work in the community. This year is no exception, as the Center will once again honor four incredibly dedicated, hard working, innovative and generous women who have left indelible marks on the South Bay. Drum roll, please….and the 2019 South Bay Women of the Year are….

Betty Lieu, Esq.
Nancy Mannon
Lori Quan
Vicky Sargent

Gem & Mineral Show

March 30 & 31, 2019

The South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society hosts the annual Gem & Mineral Show, Nature’s Treasures, on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

The Fluorescent Mineral Society’s exhibit is one of the most comprehensive collections of rocks and minerals from all over the world and will display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights.

There also will be various demonstrations and workshops during the day to learn about topics including bead working, sphere making, gem carving, and glass bead making.

Admission is FREE!

South Bay Stories Show

March 30 & 31, 2019

TheSouth Bay Stories Show presents two performances on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Second Story Theater in Hermosa Beach.

The event features 8 performers including Redondo Beach District 4 Council Member, John Gran and musical storyteller Alex Hahn, who will tell a story with his saxophone and then he’ll tell about his love of music. Jim Lobdell will tell what he learned many years ago in the “University of Harlem.” Two storytellers are fluent in French. One was a US diplomat in Paris, and the other learned because she’s a Vermillion. John Gran will tell what happened when he decided to try politics. An actor found comfort from grief in “The Odd Couple.” A woman tells of trying to marry off a difficult aunt. A father is led into the depths of kindly community service by his eight year-old son. Last but not least – a surprise this year: stand-up comedy.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 31,2019

The City of Torrance will host the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Park.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a FREE cultural event where the public is invited to bring a blanket and sit among the blossoming cherry trees. There will be live entertainment, food, activities for kids and an exhibit of fine arts and crafts.

If you’ve never seen the Cherry Blossoms in all their splendor, you’re in for a real treat – they are magnificent!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TorranceCherryBlossom.

Columbia Park is located at 4045 190th Street in Torrance.

Lives Well Lived

March 31, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department Older Adults Program, Manhattan Beach Rotary Club and Beach Cities Health District will host a free screening of Lives Well Lived on Sunday, March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joslyn Community Center.

Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.lives-well-lived.com/.

The Joslyn Community Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Ticket Purchase Deadline: April 26, 2019 @ Midnight (PDT)

Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2019 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

A Midcentury Modern Estate in Pasadena, CA – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2019 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.

Crawfish Jamboree

April 6, 2019

The Ragin Cajun Crawfish Jamboree will take place on Saturday April 6 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon

Live crawfish and shrimp will be shipped in from Louisiana and sold as meals. Ragin Cajun Cafe will have a booth selling traditional Cajun favorites along with other food vendors and food trucks.

Live entertainment includes music by The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Lisa Haley & The Zydecats, The Hillbenders, Dead Man’s Party and a Dixieland Band.

My Gym will be sponsoring a kids’ play area with crawfish races, games, bouncy castle and a giant slide along, with a kids’ stage featuring multiple acts including a magician, sing-a-long and balloon art.

Tickets start at $20. Save 20% to 30% on General Admission and meal tickets when you buy before April 1.

Veterans’ Benefit Day

April 13, 2019

The Veterans Affairs Commission will host Veterans’ benefits Day on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Center.

All veterans are encouraged to attend this FREE event and learn about available benefits from participating sponsors including: DAV, WLA VA Hospital, UCLA, Vets Advocacy, Red Cross, Veterans Service Organizations, Mindful Warrior, LA National Cemetery, US Vets, Raytheon, and many more. Lunch will be provided courtesy of In-n-Out Burger.

For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hawthorne-veterans-benefits-day-tickets-54733851423?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete.

Hawthorne Memorial Center is located at 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Whale of a Day @ Point Vicente

April 13, 2019

Los Serenos hosts the annual Whale of a Day event on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Co-Sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the event celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray whale from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California. Attendees will enjoy the fun, food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds.

Admission is FREE, parking is FREE.

Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival

April 13 & 14, 2019

The Torrance Sister City Association presents the annual Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

This fun-filled event features taiko drums, kimono models, martial arts, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, bonsai flower arrangements, doll exhibits, games, story-telling, music, dance, food and more!

Admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at http://torrancesistercity.org/gallery/bunkasai2018/bunkasai2018.html.

The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer

April 17, 2019

The annual Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer will take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at HT Grill.

In addition to an update on the 2018 Keep the Esplanade Beautiful accomplishments and plans for 2019, the event will feature appetizers, a silent auction, special raffle and a no host bar. Contributions to Keep the Esplanade Beautiful are not only appreciated, they’re tax deductable!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeeptheEsplanadeBeautiful/permalink/2198040053588753/.

HT Grill is located at 1701 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Breakfast & A Visit with the Bunny

April 20, 2019

easter bunny 1The City of Torrance Community Services Department hosts the annual Breakfast & A Visit with the Bunny at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The program will include a pancake breakfast, balloon show, cookie decorating, crafts and a photo with the Bunny (bring your cameras).

Tickets are $20 per person. Walk-in and phone-in registration will take place at the Community Services Registration Office located at 3031 Torrance Boulevard. Registration hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No walk up registration on day of event.

For additional information, call (310) 618-2930 or visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14131/18?curm=4&cury=2019.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

BeachLife Festival

May 3 – 5, 2019

The inaugural Beachlife Festival will take place May 3 through May 5 at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.

The event will take place in Ruby’s parking lot and the Seaside Lagoon with an expected 7,000 to 9,000 attendees each day and two stages featuring chart topping, national acts.

The line up includes legendary musicians Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Brian Wilson, and Willie Nelson & Family. It’s going to be three full days of music and fun on the oceanfront.

Three day general admission passes are $249 per person. Tickets are being sold in phases and are selling out quickly.

For additional information, visit the website at https://beachlifefestival.com/.

Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

May 4, 2019

Mychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.

The event features a live and silent auction, entertainment by Mychals’ students, award presentations and more.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children under 10. A table of 10 is $900.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/.

The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 10, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents the annual South Bay Women’s Conference: Ascend on Friday, May 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

This inspirational event centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue degrees in business. It is also an opportunity for education, motivation and networking with new, like-minded connections. The day includes dynamic keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an inspirational panel, a lovely lunch, plus plenty of opportunities to connect with other businesswomen.

Senior Faire

May 11, 2019

The Torrance Community Service Department presents the annual Senior Faire on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE community event. The event features a day of camaraderie, arts and crafts, entertainment, food booths, blood pressure screenings, health information, community resources and special door prizes.

For additional information, visit the website at https://arts.torranceca.gov/events/calendar-month-view.

The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard in Torrance.

5K Run for Freedom

May 18, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce and the Village Runner present the annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run for Freedom on Saturday, May 18 at Del Amo Fashion Center starting at 8 a.m.

The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt.

The cost is $35 before May 10 and $40 May 10 to May 18.

Pre-race packet pick-up at Village Runner located in Riviera Village at 1811-A Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the event.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/torrance-armed-forces-day-5k/?utm_source=eNEWSLETTER+%7C++Thursday%2C+February+23+-+Wednesday%2C+March+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+217&utm_medium=email.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 8 & 9, 2019

Palos-Verdes-Street-Fair-Music-FestivalThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Recognized as a high quality, family friendly event, the Fair features a range of activities designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors. Enjoy shopping, music, dining, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, craft beer and wine garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase.

Free parking is available at Peninsula High School with a free shuttle service to and from the Fair. The campus parking lot is located on Silver Spur Road near the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard.

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2019

Festival-of-the-ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival.

Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages.

National Night Out

August 6, 2019

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 6.

This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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