Things to do in the Long Beach, South Bay areas Jan. 7-13 – Daily Breeze

January 7th

Book sales: Presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Public Library, Main Library Lobby, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 3: 00-5: 30 p.m. redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.

Courageous Conversations: “Ending the Plight of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage” with Rima Nashashibi. Presented by the South Coast Interfaith Council. 3 p.m. Registration at scinterfaith.org.

Fast response – trail work: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Alta Vicente, 31290 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/?format=0&filter.

January 8th

Open House of the Center for Health and Fitness: Presented by Beach Cities Health District. Center for Health and Fitness, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. beachcitiesgym.org/open-house.

Edwards Twins: Downey Theater, 8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey. 7:30 pm $ 20- $ 45. 562-861-8211, downeytheatre.com.

Republican women in Long Beach: With singer, actress and author Joy Villa. The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach. Registration starts at 9 a.m. $ 30 for members / $ 35 for non-members. 562-760-1556, longbeachrepublicanwomen.com.

Meet the artists: “Celebrating the Beauty We See” art exhibition. Presented by Palos Verdes Library District. Peninsula Center Library Foyer, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. pvld.org.

Nature hike: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. McBride Trail, Ocean Terrace Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. 310-541-7613, pvplc.org.

Opening of the reception: “Dust and will-o’-the-wisps.” Drawings by Michelle Seo and paintings by Daniel Porras. Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., Tongva Territory, San Pedro. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibition runs until February 26th 310-266-9216.

Path to personal freedom / 12 traditions: Orientation and tasks. Led by the spiritual guide Herb Kaighan. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $ 10. maryjoseph.org.

South Bay’s talent: Presented by the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. James R. Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 7 p.m. $ 20 to $ 30. 310-781-7171, torrancearts.org.

The art of bookmaking: Run by ginger doner kebab. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $ 40. Register at maryjoseph.org.

January 9th

Dream 2022 search for justice: Presented by the South Coast Interfaith Council. 14:00 Registration at scinterfaith.org.

South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society: “Oaxacan Meanders in Search of Succulents, Plants, Adventure and Fun” by Kelly Griffin. 1:30 p.m. Register at southcoastcss.org.

10. January

Losing pounds sensibly: Bolivar Park Conference Room, 3300 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. 6:15 p.m. tops.org.

Information event of the young entrepreneur academy: Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. 5-6 p.m. Registration at palosverdechamber.com.

11th January

Discussion about books for adults: “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah. Led by senior librarian Erin Schoonover. Presented by the Redondo Beach Public Library. 6.30pm-7.30pm Zoom link – for registration – available at redondo.org/depts/library.

Big Book 12-Step Discussion Meetings: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Proposed contribution 5 USD. Register at herbk.com/bigbookworkshops.

Book sales: Presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Public Library, Main Library Lobby, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 11 am-2pm redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.

Cancer Support / Clutter Your Life: Workshop under the direction of Regina Lark, owner of A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. Presented by the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. 11 am-12:30pm info@cscrb.org. Information: cscrb.org.

Chamber 101: Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. 9-10 a.m. Register at palosverdechamber.com/events/chamber-101-0.

Covid-19 tests: Marymount California University (in front of the cafe), 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 am-3pm book.curative.com.

Hello Long Beach Networking: With Patrick Gangitano from Gangitano Law. Parker’s Lighthouse, 435 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach. 12-1pm $ 25 for members / $ 35 for non-members. business.lbchamber.com.

Local corporate network group: Presented by South Bay LeTip Business Networking. South End Racquet and Health Club, 2800 Skypark Drive, Torrance. 7:15 am-8:30pm, 310-538-3321, southbayletip.com.

Overeaters Anonymous: First Christian Church, Room 9, 2930 El Dorado St., Torrance. 7:30 pm Call Jennifer at 310-529-5708.

January 12th

Centering prayer group: Directed by Greg Johnson and Herb Kaighan. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm $ 25. Register at maryjoseph.org.

Painting club for children: Redondo Beach North Branch Library Meeting Room, 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach. 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. 310-318-0677, redondo.org.

Toastmasters South Bay Club 280: 7-9pm Call 310-532-1209 for link information. Information: southbaytoastmasters.org.

13th January

Set up – introductory class: Learn how to use an online older adult learning platform that offers interactive courses. Presented by the Redondo Beach Public Library. The Eventbrite link to register is available at redondo.org/depts/library.

Shakespeare and his friends aloud: “King Lear” by William Shakespeare. 4 p.m. Registration at carpenterarts.org/virtual-shakespeare-friends-laut.

Constantly

NAMI south bay: Family and peer self-help groups for mental illness are currently meeting virtually. Information on times and dates: namisouthbay.com or email Paul Stansbury at pstans5@aol.com.

South Bay Children’s Choir: Limited places available. If interested: southbaychildrenschoir@gmail.com.

Garn Angels South Bay: The group does not currently hold meetings, but the group crochets, knits, quilts, and sews for seven local charities. New members and donations are welcome. Information: Anna, 310-830-2190; or garnangels.wixsite.com/yarnangelssouthbay.

Upcoming

Class of Presidents: Learn about the lives of presidents including Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. Class taught by Gerald P. Lunderville, William Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark Ave., Lakewood. Mondays from 7 to 28 February 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. $ 20 for Lakewood residents / $ 25 for non-residents. Registration begins January 14th for Residents and January 21st for everyone else. Information: Gerald Lunderville, 562-421-6645.

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