Baywatch Community Calendar 2-2-23 – Easy Reader News

New Orleans meets Hermosa

Headlight: Artist Victoria White brings the flair of her hometown of New Orleans to Hermosa Beach’s Resin Gallery for her first solo show, I Came to Live Out Loud. Opening Reception on Saturday, February 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with musical performances on a painted baby grand piano, a tribute to Elton John and a New Orleans marching band. White is the director of Indivisible Arts, a nonprofit organization in Hermosa Beach that offers art classes to young college students. A portion of White’s art sales goes to the Da Vinci RISE Creative Wisdom Tools initiative. Email for more information about the show or Indivisible Arts [email protected]call Rafael McMaster at (310) 297-0003 or contact White at (504) 343-0678 or [email protected].


South Bay Landmark Photo Contest

“Why I Love the South Bay” is the title of the second annual landmark photo contest sponsored by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. Boundaries for attractions are El Segundo to the north; the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south; and Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Torrance, Lawndale and Lomita to the east. The closing date for entries is Friday February 10th. Visit for more information.

Foster dog parents wanted

Forte Animal Rescue, a long-established non-profit dog rescue organization, is in dire need of people willing to be foster parents for rescued dogs. To learn more about promotion, visit the Forte website at farescue.orgcall Forte at 310-362-0321 or email 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach

Acrylic rockers, LED guitars

An art exhibit of famous rockers in acrylic portraits, LED guitars and neon lights is on view at Cherry Co in Redondo Beach through February 12. The artists featured are Jayime Jean and Miho Hiramatsu. Located at Avenida del Norte 211, the gallery is free and open daily from 11am to 6pm. Contact: [email protected], 310-921-8074,, Instagram

“1776” at the Armstrong Theater

The Aerospace Players are presenting the musical 1776 at the James Armstrong Theater on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th (see review, page 24). The theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets can be found at

Pillow Talk femme fatale

“Day by Day – The Life and Music of Doris Day” opens January 20th at the Second Story Theatre. Show times are Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm and Sundays at 3pm through February 5th. The theater is located at the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For tickets go to

Pacific Rim, at Torrance Art

The Torrance Art Museum has a new exhibit: Bridging the Pacific-LA Art of the Japanese Diaspora. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the town twinning program between Kashiwa, Japan and Torrance. To celebrate this milestone, the Torrance Art Museum is presenting an exhibition of the artistic talents of Southern California’s Japanese-American community. The exhibition runs from January 28th to March 4th and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Thursday February 2nd

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 8am to 1pm on George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For For more information, call (310) 372-1171, ext. 2252.

Children snack and support

South Bay Cancer Charity presents this free support group every first and third Thursday of the month for children ages 5 to 12 who have a family member with cancer. The group, moderated by marriage and family therapist Nadine Shoukry, offers children the opportunity to make friends and learn new skills to cope with the stress of having cancer in the family. In a small group, children will talk, learn and grow with other children with cancer. 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Zoom. For more information email Carla Bick at [email protected] .

Square dance lessons

Learn square dancing. A beginner’s class begins February 2 and will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach. A course for experienced square dancers will follow from 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The February 2 course is free; $8 per class after that. Singles, couples and families welcome. 424-262-7782.

Saturday February 4th

Redondo e-bike rodeo

At the e-bike rodeo, young e-bikers learn traffic rules, riding technique, road safety laws and regulations, classifications, helmet use and care. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Bay Adult School, 3401 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. All participants must have their own e-bike and helmet. Parents must be present.

Guided nature walk

George F. Canyon Guided Conservation Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 10:30 am You will be guided by a trained naturalist to spot a variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat. Enjoy the views of the LA Basin. Meet on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Parking on the Preserve lot at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No answer needed. rain breaks off.

The Whole Life of Marie Curie

The Half-Life of Marie Curie begins February 4 at 8 p.m. and runs through February 25 at the Torrance Theater Company, 1316 Cabrillo Ave. Visit for tickets and more information.

Jimmy Beach Beach Poker Party

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation is hosting its annual Poker on the Beach from 3pm to 7pm at the Historic Verge Beach House, 602 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. The buy-in is $200. Poker on the Beach is a fundraiser for the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which provides ocean therapy in the form of adaptive surfing for veterans, at-risk youth, adults with special needs and frontline healthcare providers suffering from trauma-related PTSD, anxiety and depression. Respond by February 3rd. Transportation from Hermosa Beach is provided. To sign up and for more information, go to

Tuesday February 7th

Farmers Market 90266

The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Metlox Plaza. Visit for more information.

Cutting the ribbon in the middle of the transit

The City of Redondo Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony

the new Redondo Beach Transit Center on Kingsdale Ave. 1521 at 2:00 p.m. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Public parking is located next to the transit center on Kingsdale Ave. 1519.

benefit show

Mira Costa’s Drama/Tech Department hosts their annual AIDS benefit show at 7:00 p.m. in the small theater on campus. Tickets are $5 at the box office, with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. 1401 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach.

Thursday February 9th

Beach Cities Community Forum on Fentanyl

The Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition is hosting an in-person community forum that will include a screening of Dead on Arrival, a documentary about fentanyl, followed by a panel discussion. 5:30pm – 7:00pm at RUHS Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. No costs. Register at

Meeting of the coin club

The Bay Cities Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Westchester Masonic Lodge, 7726 West Manchester Ave., Playa Del Rey. Entry is at 6 p.m. There will be show and tell, auctions, a 50/50 and a raffle. All ages welcome. The club will have gifts for children. For more information, email [email protected] or visit


comedy sports

Seniors from the Mira Costa High School Acting/Technical Department will host a Comedy Sportz High School League game on February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Small Theater on campus. $5 at the door. 1401 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach.

Run/Walk at the Super Bowl

The Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K returns on February 12 for the 45th time. To sign up or for more information, visit

Refinery Meeting

The Torrance Refinery Action Alliance and other organizations are hosting an informational session on February 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Locker Student Union in Cal State Dominguez Hills. Scheduled speakers include Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chris Chavez of the Coalition for Clean Air, and others. Visit for more information.

live music

Rock ‘n’ roll tribute band The Atlantic City Boys bring the music of the 50’s and 60’s to the auditorium of Redondo Union High School on February 18 at 7:00 p.m. “Ragdoll” and “Let’s Hang On”. Band members E. Michael Evans, Dustin Fisher, Jeremy James and Sammy Pawlak have performed with the likes of Pattie Labelle and The Temptations. Visit for more information.

Economic Forecast Summit

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast Summit with Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics will be held on February 21 at the Terranea Resort. Thornberg will be speaking on “Navigating the Stimulus Hangover”. 7:30 early bird tickets are $130. For tickets, call 310-377-8111 or email HE

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