“Palisades Cottage” by Jane Hilton is among the works on display at the Pastel Society of Southern California’s 13th Annual Exhibition. Photo courtesy of PSSC
Projector: The Pastel Society of Southern California’s 13th annual exhibit featuring members’ works opened April 27 and runs through May 22 at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 117, Rolling Hills Estates. The exhibit features original paintings by nationally renowned pastel artists, as well as members of local society. Seventy-five works of art, including landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, animals and portraits, are exhibited. Most are available for purchase. PSSC Gallery is on the lower level of the Promenade, just below the Regal Theater in the space previously occupied by The Loft. Free parking is available in the mall’s parking structure. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The public is invited to attend the gala reception on Saturday, April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the gallery. For more information, visit psscwebsite.org.
Thursday April 28
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The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.
A weekly Zoom support group to practice meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress, is held from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to email@example.com.
“The beauty and the Beast”
Several confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the cast, crew, and production staff of Mira Costa’s drama/technical department have resulted in the cancellation of several upcoming Beauty and the Beast performances. Shows on Thursday and Friday (April 28 and 29) are cancelled, as well as a special performance on Wednesday (April 27) for students.
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Smarty Pants story time
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities celebrating Earth Day while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For children from 2 to 5 years old. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., online. To register, go to the Teens & Children section on countylibrary.org and click Virtual Programming.
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Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmer’s Market every Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 1035 Valley Drive.
Bones Bones Series: Home Safety and Fall Prevention
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) present the third in a series of three-part workshops on bone health from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom. To attend this workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
(Inter)faith and charity auction
The South Bay Auxiliary of Harbor Interfaith Services Virtual Silent Auction opened April 25 and closes April 29. To donate, sponsor, preview or bid on items, go to hisauxiliary.org/event.
Members of the Mira Costa High School Class of 1961 are invited to a class reunion April 29-30. Covid prevented the class from having a 60th reunion last year, so the graduates are planning a ’61st for 1961′. There will be three events: a casual, free gathering at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at Ercole’s, 1101 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach; a free visit to the school on April 30; and a dinner and party at Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Tickets for the Bluewater Grill event are $100. For more information send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“West Side Story”
Tickets are on sale for a live production of “West Side Story,” April 29 through May 8 at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Saturday April 30
The South Coast Rose Society will hold its annual Rose Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium of the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free entry. The public is invited to show roses alongside society members. Roses can be displayed singly, in groups of two or three, or in bouquets. For those bringing roses, setup begins at 9 a.m. All visitors must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Face masks are encouraged. For more information, visit pvartcenter.org/events.
Spring sidewalk sale
The Hermosa Beach Spring Sidewalk Sale runs April 30 through May 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. In addition to sidewalk sales, there will be a pop-up market, live music, workshops and activities. For more information, including a calendar of events, visit hbchamber.net.
RB Museum Open House
The Redondo Beach Historical Museum will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the city’s 130th anniversary. There will be a special exhibition featuring works by Caesar Hernandez. The museum is located at Dominguez Park, 302 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach. For more information, call 310-318-0684.
Sunday May 1
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The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Introduction to succulents
At the invitation of the Peninsula Garden Club and the Palos Verdes Art Center, Debra Baldwin will present a program titled “Transforming Your Garden Into a Gallery of Gorgeous Succulents” at 12:30 p.m. Baldwin sparked worldwide interest in succulents with her first book, “Designing with Succulents”, and has since written several other books on these plants. The event takes place at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Baldwin will sign books before and after his presentation. A raffle is also planned. Tickets for the event are on sale at pvartcenter.org for $30. Places are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call Jackie Johnson at 310-850-2821.
Tuesday, May 3
The First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach is holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held in the church’s communion hall, located at 243 S. Broadway. To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org.
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The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. For more information, visit Downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Caregiver Support Group
Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email TorranceMemorialHealthEducation@tmmc.com.
Hearts of Hermosa
After a two-year absence, the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation’s Hearts of Hermosa fundraiser will return on May 7 with dinner, drinks and entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. For tickets and more information, go to hbef.org.
Endless Summer Auto Show
Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach will be filled with classic cars on May 7. The occasion is the Endless Summer Car Show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pedestrian entrance is free. For more information, email show coordinator David Freedman at email@example.com
Presentation of cacti, succulents
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1 p.m. May 8 in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Gary Duke will present “Northern Argentina Cacti and Succulent in Habitat”. Duke will show photos of 31 genera of cacti and 15 genera of succulents he spotted during his travels in northern Argentina in November 2021. For more information, go to southcoastcss.org.
Tickets are on sale for the full production of the Peninsula School of Performing Arts ballet, “Sleeping Beauty.” Sessions are at 7 p.m. May 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 14, and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills. Each show will start with 20 to 30 minutes from the youngest dancers in the school. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students 17 and are available at the Norris Theater box office or by calling 310-544-0403. For more information, visit palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Chamber music concert
The 39th season of the South Bay Chamber Orchestra continues May 22 with Andrew Bain, principal horn player of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, featuring works by Scarlatti/Tommasini, Strauss and Haydn, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. A pre-concert talk begins at 6:15 p.m. and is free with paid admission. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com and click Buy Tickets. For more information about the South Bay Chamber Orchestra, visit mycosb.org. Emergency room