Bay Watch 7-7-22 Community Calendar

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The Satin Dollz opened the Concert in the Park at Polliwog Park on Sunday, July 3 with a USO-style tribute to our armed forces. The annual series continues on Sundays, 5-7 p.m., until September 4. Here is the lineup: July 10: Doo-Wah Riders; July 17: Hollywood Stones; July 24, Latch Key Kid; July 31, Dietz Brothers; August 7, Midnight Ride; August 14: US 99; August 21, Psychedelic Summer Band; August 28, Lucky Ones; September 4, Blue Breeze Band. Polliwog Park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For more information, go to manhattanbeach.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/concerts/concerts-in-the-park-bands.

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Where is the Waldo game

Waldo hides out in 25 local businesses in downtown Manhattan Beach. Stop by Waldo’s headquarters in {pages} a bookstore at 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach to get started. When you spot Waldo at one of the participating businesses, go inside to pick up a store stamp or signature. Once you’ve collected at least ten stamps/signatures from different stores, bring them to {pages} to claim a temporary Waldo tattoo and a $1 discount coupon (limited to the first 125 Waldo-spotters). The search for Waldo began July 1 and ends July 29. For more information, call 310-318-0900.

Manhattan Village Summer Concerts

Summer concerts are back at Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. There’s live music from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Plaza until August 25. No outside food or drink is allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets to sit on. For more information, visit shopmanhattanvillage.com.

Shakespeare by the sea

Shakespeare by the Sea is back for its 25th season. “Much Ado About Nothing” opened on June 23, followed by “Romeo and Juliet” on June 30. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro until July 9 and August 5-6. The band will be touring July 10 through August 4, with stops in San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Encino, Mission Viejo, South Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana and Aliso Viejo. Hours vary. For more information, including a full schedule, go to shakespearebythesea.org.

Summer concerts at Le Point

The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family music series taking place from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday from July 6 through September 28. Every week a new musician or band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. The point is located at 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, visit thepointsb.com/sounds-of-summer-concert-series.

Thursday July 7

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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.

Friday July 8

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Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 1035 Valley Drive.

Saturday July 9

Guided nature walk

Take a guided nature walk at 9 a.m. at the Vicente Bluffs Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Follow the clifftop from Point Vicente to Oceanfront Estates during El Segundo’s blue butterfly flight season. Easy. Register on https://pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks/.

family fun day

The Redondo Beach Police Department will be hosting a Family Fun Day at the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. There will be a bouncy house, face painting, games, snow cones, a free scavenger hunt and more. Head over to eventbrite to participate in the scavenger hunt. Search Mystery GDPR.

Art exhibition

Destination: Art will host a reception and awards show for its members’ art exhibit from 3-5 p.m. at the gallery, 1815 W. 213th St., Suite 135, Torrance. For more information, call 310-742-3192 or visit destination-art.net.

live theater

The Manhattan Beach Community Church will present a live reading of Mark Twain’s “The Diaries of Adam & Eve” at 7:30 p.m. on July 9 and 2 p.m. on July 10. Admission is $10. The church is located at 303 S. Peck Ave.

Improvisation

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Date Night!!!” at the Pier Avenue Second Story Theater, inside the Hermosa Beach Community Center at 710 Pier Ave. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for seniors. Show time is 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 310-318-1705 or buy online at www.AprilsFoolsImprov.com.

live music

The Midtown Men, featuring members of the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” will be at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Outdoor Pavilion Amphitheater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The concert starts at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.

Sunday July 10

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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.

Celebrate wellness

Join Cancer Support Community South Bay as they celebrate 35 years of free support programs for those affected by cancer. The 25th Annual Celebrate Wellness Food and Beverage Tasting Fundraiser, organized and sponsored by the South Coast Botanic Garden, will be held from 3-7 p.m. at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Proceeds will be directed to free programs of support, education and hope offered by CSC South Bay. Tickets are $195 per person (guests must be 21 or older) and can be purchased by calling 310-376-3550 or going to www.CelebrateWellness.org.

tuesday july 12

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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.

Acupressure and cancer

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by Ana Paula Duarte, licensed acupuncturist. Participants will learn how to give themselves an acupressure massage with specific points to relieve some of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, brain chemo, lymphedema, hot flashes, dry mouth , joint pain and neuropathy. The workshop will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Participants can also participate online. To register for the workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.

Debate on the book

Erin Schoonover, Senior Librarian at the Redondo Beach Public Library, will host a discussion on “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free, but registration is required. Register via the events calendar on redondo.org/library.

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Local Author Conference

Join Patrick Moser at the Redondo Beach Main Library as he talks about his new book, “Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 16 in the second floor meeting room. The library address is 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.

K9 demonstration

The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association will hold its annual Police Canine Demonstration on July 16 at the Sea Hawk Bowl at Redondo Union High School, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. There will be a public safety education fair from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by the K-9 demonstration from 3 to 5 p.m.

South Coast Cacti and Succulent Society

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s July speaker is Gary Duke, who will be presenting on cacti and succulents from northern Argentina. He recently visited the area. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. July 17 at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, visit southcoastcss.org.

full orchestra music

Webster’s Unabridged Big Band will be at the Palos Verdes neighborhood church on July 17 for the Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free concerts take place during the summer months and are open to everyone. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the show starts at 6:30 p.m. The address of the church is 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seats are provided. For more information, visit ncpve.org.

Cancer Support: Cannabis as Medicine

Cancer Support Community South Bay (South Bay CSC) is offering this free workshop, led by nurse Elisabeth Mack, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 19 on Zoom. Participants will learn how cannabis works as medicine. Different forms, modes of use, and benefits of each mode for cancer patients will be discussed. To join this virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.

Afternoon of senior humor

Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons will present “Alo-Ha-Ha,” a tropical paradise lunch and show, at 12:30 p.m. on July 24 at the Los Verdes Golf Course Vista Ballroom, 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The show features comedians Michael Preminger, Monica Piper, James P. Connolly and Don McMillan. Tickets are $85, which includes a three-course lunch and the show. For tickets, call 714-914-2565 or visit seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

summer pops

Conductor Gary Berkson will lead the Peninsula Symphony in an evening of popular movie songs interspersed with his colorful and captivating lectures. The show will take place on July 31 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Redondo Union High School, 631 Vincent Street. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact the symphony office at 310-544-0320 or music.pensym@verizon.netor visit pensym.org.

live theater

The Torrance Theater Company will open its 24th season at the James R. Armstrong Theater with “The Adams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” The show has only six performances, from August 6 to 13. Reserved seating includes the Premium Section for $45, the General Section for $25-$35, and four-family packs for $100. Tickets are available by phone at 310-781-7171 or online at torrancetheatrecompany.com. Emergency room


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