Projector: The Roundhouse Aquarium is back with its second annual summer sand sculpture contest. Registration is open for the competition called Sunsational Sandcastles. The rules state that participants can build their sand sculpture as they wish in any location. They don’t even have to be near a beach. They are encouraged to build their sculpture in the nearest park or sandbox. Entrants must upload a photo by 11 p.m. on July 24. The winners will be named on August 17. The entry fee is $30, with funds raised going to the Roundhouse Aquarium’s educational programs. For more information, visit

Thursday June 16

Farmer’s Market 90277

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 june 17

Farmer’s Market 90254

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

The Gift of Anxiety

Cancer Support Community South Bay will be offer a free workshop led by a psychologist Donna Ehlers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn the benefits of embracing anxiety as well as treatment options. To join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online schedule. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].

Saturday June 18

Torrance Beer Run

The Torrance Beer Run, part of LA Beer Week, begins Saturday, June 18 and ends June 26. This is a self-paced tour of 12 breweries around the city of Torrance, with no actual running required. Attendees collect a Beer Run passport stamp at each stop and hand in a completed passport for a Torrance Beer Run 2022 t-shirt. For more information, visit .

Friends of the Library Sale

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library will hold its monthly sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items on sale include books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records and puzzles, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Square behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center. It’s west of the Veterans Memorial and across from the Alano Club. Weekday hours are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the community center parking lot. For more information, visit

Lecture series

The Western Museum of Flight Celebrity Lecture Series continues with Kent Kresa, CEO Emeritus of Northrop Grumman. Kresa will share how his vision, diligence and business acumen allowed him to guide the company through a complete restructuring and incremental growth. The conference is at 11 a.m. The museum is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance. For more information, visit

LA Opera Conference

Join the Redondo Beach Public Library for a virtual LA Opera Talk. Opera educator Mary Johnston will shine a spotlight on women of opera who defy categorization and are bold, courageous and influential. The talk, “Women in Opera You Don’t Want to Play With,” is at 11 a.m. on Zoom. To register, go to the calendar of events on

live jazz music

Take a musical journey through different styles of jazz with a live performance in the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. The show, featuring guitarist Jacques Lesure and his band, is at 2 p.m. For more information, call 310-618-5959.

Sunday June 19

Farmer’s Market 90277

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

Monday, June 20

How LA invented the backyard barbecue

Backyard grilling developed in the 1920s and by 1940 it was a triumph. Join author and food scientist Charles Perry for a talk on this culinary tradition at 6 p.m. on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email [email protected] before June 17.

Pancreatic Cancer Networking Group

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free networking group hosted by therapist Ruth Schriebman for people newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, those in treatment, survivors, caregivers and family members. Participants will share and learn from each other. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join this group online, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at [email protected].

Tuesday, June 21

Farmer’s Market 90266

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

Wednesday June 22

Book launch luncheon

{pages}: A bookstore is pleased to host author Julie Clark for a special lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Slay Italian Kitchen as she celebrates and discusses the publication of her new novel, ‘The Lies I Tell’. She will be in conversation with author Sara Sligar. Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Last Flight.” Participants will receive a signed copy of Clark’s new book, as well as an exclusive alternate ending to “The Last Flight.” They will also enjoy a three-course lunch. Tickets are $85 and are available at

Thursday June 23

Dealing with emotional clutter

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free workshop presented by Louisa Gravelle, a Certified Professional Organizer. Participants will learn to think small to do big things and discover the power of small actions to overcome chaos and create order. The workshop is from 11 a.m. to noon on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].

Shakespeare by the sea

Shakespeare by the Sea will mark its 25th season with a return to live productions. “Much Ado About Nothing” opens June 23, followed by “Romeo and Juliet” on June 30. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro from June 23 to July 9 and August 5 to 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


The Redondo Village Festival returns

The Riviera Village Summer Festival returns for its 44th edition. Enjoy exhibitors, a beer garden, live music, rides, food and more June 24-26. Hours of operation are 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The weekend includes arts, crafts, food and live music. For more information, visit

Summer Sunday Sounds

Join the Palos Verdes neighborhood church on June 26 for its Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free outdoor concerts take place on the seaside patio of the church and are open to all. The June concert features fingerpicking guitarist Richard Smith, who performed with Chet Atkins. Bring your picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. The church is at 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seats are provided. For more information, visit

BarryBob Invitational

The BarryBob Invitational, a beach volleyball tournament now in its 23rd year, will take place on June 25 at Ninth Street and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. It starts at 9 a.m.

Peninsula Symphony Concert

The Peninsula Symphony will perform works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and John Tower at its Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation concert on June 26. The concert, featuring guest conductor David Cubek and 2020 Knox Competition-winning pianist Mi-Hyun Suh, is at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Free entry. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320, email [email protected] or go to

Artlife: sketching and painting

Cancer Support Community South Bay will host this free, in-person workshop led by artist Vanessa Andrade from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 28 at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Andrade will ask participants to draw and paint different styles based on different works of art. The material will be provided. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].

Hollywood goes to the library

Join film historian Annette Bochenek as she presents depictions of librarians and libraries in classic films using photos, music videos and stories at 6:30 p.m. June 29 on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email [email protected] before June 28.

Physiotherapy for female urinary incontinence

Cancer Support Community South Bay will be offering this free workshop led by Sarah Shimanek, Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on June 29 on Zoom. Attendees will learn the benefits of physical therapy for urinary incontinence, especially those with female anatomy after gynecological or breast cancers. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].

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 [email protected], or visit Emergency room