THURSDAY, JULY 27
Free blood pressure screenings for seniors provided by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. No appointment necessary. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Perry Park Senior Center, 2308 Rockefeller Ln., Redondo Beach. For information call (310) 318-0650.
Hands in the soil
Join the Propagation Society for a hands-on restoration program. Learn how to prepare soil for planting, collect seeds, pot-up plants to larger containers, prune and grow native plants for restoration and fundraising events. Best for adults. Free. 8:45 a.m. – noon. Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. For information contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at (310) 782-3989. friendsofmadronamarsh.com.
To honor our Vets
From the battlefield to the boardroom, Your Grateful Nation works with our nation’s Special Operations warriors and heroes. YGN hosts dinner with a presentation by Navy Seal Team 6 member and YGN co-founder Rob O’Neill. All proceeds help special operations veterans transition from military to civilian careers. 6:30 p.m. Manhattan Beach Country Club, 1330 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach. For more information contact Gabi Trainer: Gabi@YourGratefulNation.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 28
Northrop Grumman, in Collaboration with El Camino College and Hawthorne High School, STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Innovation Demonstration event with interns and students. 9 a.m. – noon. El Camino College Stadium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Free. Recommend parking off of Redondo Beach Blvd at Lot H ($3) past Alondra Park. Then follow the signs to the stadium. No tickets are needed, this is a free event, bring your friends and family. More information can be found at
SATURDAY, JULY 29
PS I love you
The P.S. I Love You Foundation’s 17th Annual Day at the Beach. This is an extraordinary experience uniting 300 at-risk children with over 300 caring mentors for an inspiring one-on-one day filled with health interaction, fun, trust and heartfelt friendship. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manhattan Beach & 8th Street and The Strand. Register now at psiloveyoufoundation.com. For questions call (310) 420-4717.
Cats and Kittens
Peter Zippi Memorial Fund holds open adoption every Saturday in an effort to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent, homes. 1 – 3 p.m. VCA Coast Animal Hospital, 1560 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. All the cats and kittens are healthy, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date with shots, fecal and FELV/FIV tested. Additional information is available at peterzippifund.org/adoptions or call (310) 379-1264.
New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Munroe will be at the Malaga Cove Library promoting the latest in her Beach House series: Beach House for Rent, which explores the interconnection between two strangers and the natural world along with the South Carolina seashore of the Isle of Palms. 2 – 4 p.m. Malaga Cove Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling HIlls Estates. Free. For questions call the library at (310) 377-9584.
Hawaiian Luau fundraiser for the Torrance Rose Float Association. Luau-themed dinner served along with opportunity drawing, silent auction, Hawaiian dancers and DJ Ozzie. Family friendly. 5 – 8 p.m. Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. For tickets go to torrancerosefloat.org or contact TRFA phone at (310) 618-2425 or by email: email@example.com.
Do you know what’s visible in the summer sky? Learn to recognize Saturn, the Earth’s moon and other objects in the night sky with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. A truly unique experience. Free. 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at (310) 782-3989. friendsofmadronamarsh.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 30
A fun day of golf and barbecue at the Hermosa Beach Rotary 4th annual Golf Tournament to benefit local veterans. Great auction items will be up for bid. Pre-registration $45 per person or same day registration $50 per person. 1:45 – 5:30 p.m. The Lakes at El Segundo, 222 Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. To register, contact Jennifer Floto at (310) 405-9969 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JULY 31
Reading by Design: Kaleidoscopes Craft. Design what your eyes see through your own kaleidoscope. 2 p.m. Civic Center Library, community room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but the room can get very crowded. No pre-registration so arrive early to get your seat. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964.
Get moving and de-stress with Beach Cities free fitness series. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Brings friends and family. Visit bchd.org/freefitness for a full schedule of events and to register. 6:30 p.m. South of the Manhattan Beach Pier and The Strand, at Manhattan Beach Blvd.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
Meet Your Neighbors at the 2nd annual National Night Out. Learn about neighborhood Watch, Citizens Academy. Bring a dish to share. Meet your local Redondo Beach Police Department. 6 – 8 p.m. Anderson Park, 2229 Ernest Ave., Redondo Beach. RSVP or questions email Officer Mike Diehr: email@example.com or Jeff Gaul: firstname.lastname@example.org text or call (714) 244-2948.
Summer is winding down and the kids are gearing up for school. Keep calm and welcome back school with a craft. 6 p.m. South Bay Galleria, food court, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. Free. Visit SouthBayGalleria.com for details.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner
The Medal of Valor gives recognition to Los Angeles County Lifeguards for acts of heroism in the line of duty. The program is sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. This event kicks off the 4 day International Surf Festival, taking place across the South Bay beaches. RSVP a must. Limited seating. 6 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $20 per person. For tickets online go to surffestival.org/valor or call (310) 619-4291.
Groovin at The Point
Summer music series at The Point. J.R. Lewis Trio plays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Bring your blankets to sit on and get ready to groove. Stop by the registration table for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a participating location at The Point. 850 S. Sepulveda, El Segundo. Visit thepointsb.com for a list of future entertainment events. ER