Chevron Manhattan Grand Prix
The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, one of the nation’s oldest professional cycling races, takes place on Sunday, July 24. Local racing legend Ted Ernst and the South Bay Wheelmen founded the race in 1962, the year he opened Ted’s Manhattan Cycles. Chevron has been the title sponsor for 30 years. More than 600 runners from six continents will compete in nine races, including a race for kids, ages 2-12, at 12:30 p.m. The Women’s Pro 1-3 begins at 1 p.m. The Men’s Pro 1-2 begins at 2 p.m. The Manhattan Mile Run for Education will begin at noon. Chevron will match $10,000 in race entry fees, benefiting the MB Ed Foundation. The 1.4-mile bike course runs counter-clockwise along Valley and Ardmore roads from Live Oak Park. Food, bike vendors and the Chevron Kids Zone will be available for spectators. For more information, visit MBGP.com.
Shakespeare in Polliwog Park
Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Polliwog Park on Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22, performing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on the first day and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on the second. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Polliwog Park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. This summer marks the 25th season of Shakespeare by the Sea. The band is on tour 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. For more information, visit shakespearebythesea.org.
Where is Waldo in Manhattan
Waldo hides out in 25 local businesses in downtown Manhattan Beach. Stop by Waldo’s headquarters at 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 10 stamps/signatures from different stores, bring them to Pages to claim a temporary Waldo tattoo and $1 off 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, through 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.
Summer concerts at Le Point
The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to Sounds of Summer, a family music series, from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday 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 14
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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 15
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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 16
Hermosa Library Friends Book Sale
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library holds its monthly sale on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items on sale include books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl records, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave., west of Pacific Coast Highway and the Veterans Memorial, and across from the Alano Club. Parking and access is available in the community center parking lot next to the tennis courts and skateboard park. Normal bookstore hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit hbfol.org.
Studebakers, Packards at the Zimmerman
The Zimmerman Driving Museum in El Segundo will host a display of Studebaker and Packard cars from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with food and music. The museum is located at 610 Lairport St. For more information, call (310) 909-0950 or visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org.
George Freeth returns to Redondo
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. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the second floor. The library address is 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.
K9 at Sea Hawk Stadium
The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association will hold its annual Police Canine Demonstration 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.
Sunday July 17
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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.
City Bombers at the Auto Museum
The Crown City Bombers with Lil Mo & The Dynaflos will be at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo for the museum’s all-ages summer concert series. There will be food trucks, a full bar, musical memorabilia and clothing vendors. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the show at noon. Advance tickets are $15. Day admission is $20. The museum is located at 610 Lairport St. For more information, call (310) 909-0950 or visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org.
talk about cacti
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 is at 1 p.m. 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 for the church’s 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.
tuesday july 19
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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.
Cancer Support: Cannabis as Medicine
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free workshop, led by nurse Elisabeth Mack, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn how cannabis works as medicine. The different forms of cannabis, modes of consumption, and the benefits of each mode for cancer patients will be discussed. To join the workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Thursday July 21
Easy summer nutritional meals
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Lilly Padilla, certified integrative nutrition coach, author, and cancer survivor. Participants will learn how to create delicious summer meals and improve nutrient uptake. The workshop is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join the workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@cscsouthbay.org.
Film music at Redondo High
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 email@example.com visit pensym.org.
“The Addams Family”
The Torrance Theater Company will open its 24th season at the James R. Armstrong Theater with “The Addams 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.
Library election workshop
The Palos Verdes Library District will host a workshop for residents interested in running for one of three vacancies on the District Board of Directors. The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on July 28 in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP to Tami Bender at 310-921-7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The election is November 8.
Cancer support: right to housing
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Shelly Rosenfeld, co-director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center at the Disability Rights Legal Center. Participants will learn about housing issues for people with cancer, including evictions and foreclosures, harassment and accommodations and changes made by landlords and homeowners associations. The workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on July 22 on Zoom. To join the workshop, go to cscsouthbay.org and select the online 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.
Lung cancer: recent treatment updates
Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free virtual workshop led by Dr. Ronald Natale, Medical Director of the Lung Cancer Clinical Research Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles. Natale will present recent advances in the treatment of lung cancer. The workshop is from 6-7 p.m. on July 27 on Zoom. To join the workshop, go to cscsouthbay.org and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org. Emergency room