Thursday, FEBRUARY 13
Spin class benefits iACT
Join fellow spinning enthusiasts at Fit On Studios, 2407 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, from 6 to 7 p.m. in a "Spin for Love" class for charity. A $50 donation supports iACT, a Hermosa Beach-based international organization providing humanitarian action to refugees affected by mass atrocities. Pre-registration is required by visiting the website bit.ly/Spiniact.
Friday, FEBRUARY 14
Cupid Crew outreach to seniors
Share a rose and conversation with an elderly person in celebration of Valentine's Day. This event, known as Cupid Crew, spans 500 cities nationwide with a goal of delivering 50,000 roses. Local volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at Beach Cities Silverado, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AdventurePlex parent's night out
Supervised fun for kids ages three and older includes dinner and goes from 5 to 10 p.m. at the AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave. in Manhattan Beach. Socks and shoes are required. The price is $40/child, $30/sibling. Register online at adventureplex.campbrainregistration.com.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 15
Coding for kids at Redondo library
Children in grades K-8 can learn programming skills in a relaxed and fun environment through CoderDojo classes, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. Advance registration is required and participants must bring a laptop or notebook computer with wi-fi capability. An adult companion is required for children under 12. Call 310-318-0675 for details.
Linda Ronstadt tribute
Vocalist Lisa Margaroli and her band recreate the signature songs of Linda Rondstadt in the show, "It's So Easy" at the El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave. The show is free to the public and starts at 2 p.m.
Quilt show starts today
More than 150 traditional, modern and artistic quilts will be on display at the The South Bay Quilter’s Guild show, Feb. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr. Quilts will be available for purchase by consignment and live auction. Admission is free for kids under 10 and $10 for others. The website qs.southbayquiltersguild.org has details.
Rain barrel distribution
Help conserve water with a rain barrel from the West Basin Water District and the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. Barrels will be distributed while supplies last from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. Recipients must install the barrels within 30 days in order to keep them at no additional charge. Advance registration is required via sbesc.com, or by calling (310)371-4633.
Learn vision boards
Learn how vision boarding is a tool for clarifying ones ideas, wants, and plans for life, Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Redondo Beach Main Library, located at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. Daniel Olexa, a certified clinical hypnotherapist will talk about how vision boards can create a new positive mindset for success and help one overcome limiting beliefs. He will show how to create an e-vision board electronically. The program is free and open to the public, no reservations are required. For more information, call (310) 318-0675, or visit redondo.org/library.
Sunday, FEBRUARY 16
Q Faith wine tasting
Join the Q Faith Community of the South Bay LGBTQ Center for wine tasting featuring California vintages, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Total Wine and More, 1505 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tickets are $25 through eventbrite.com.
Monday, FEBRUARY 17
Book Fair and story telling at Barnes & Noble
All-day Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, 1800 Rosecrans in Manhattan Beach, features story times, crafts, face painting and giveaways. Purchases made in the store and its coffee shop benefit the Jewish Community Center in Redondo Beach. Hours are from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. For details, go online to jccmb.com/familyday.
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 18
Free Tuesdays at the Botanic Garden
Ongoing on Tuesdays at the South Bay Botanic Garden, 263000 Crenshaw Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes, visitors can enjoy free admission and a 30-minute stretching and strength-building class starting at 9:30 a.m. Participants should bring water and a yoga mat. After the stretch class, the gardens are ideal for walking and jogging.
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 19
Hermosa Beach Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. Hermosa Beach hosts a farmers market on Pier Plaza. Shop for fresh, organic and exotic fruits, seasonal vegetables and nuts along with specialty food items like breads and gourmet oils. Food stands serve hot items on site. For those with extra time, the market has live music as well as donation-based yoga from 2 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, FEBRUARY 20
Residential choices for elders
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P.) provides ongoing life-planning sessions at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. This Thursday's free informational session goes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will focus on "Elder Care and Residential Choices."
Police fundraiser at CPK
All day, 20 percent of dine-in and takeout purchases at California Pizza Kitchen, 3320 N. Sepulveda Blvd., will be donated to the Baker to Vegas team of the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach police departments. Baker to Vegas, a relay footrace starting in Baker, Calif. and ending in Las Vegas, is an annual event promoting fun and fitness training among law enforcement personnel.
Maritime art exhibit
Now through March 22, works by painters Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman and Marlene Sanaye Yamada will be shown at the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. The show, entitled "Mare Vitalis," is inspired by the ocean, nature and the motion of water. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
AARP help with tax returns
Wednesdays through April 15, free help preparing 2019 federal and California state tax returns is available through the AARP to everyone in the community, with special attention to those 60 and older. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-certified volunteers will be on hand at the Manhattan Beach Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Dr., from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their 2018 returns, an I.D. card, social security card and any tax notices received. Call the city's Older Adults Program office at (310)802-5430 with questions.
Walk With Sally fundraiser
Cancer support group Walk With Sally holds its 13th annual Friendship Bowl now through March 25. Sign up on www.walkwithsally.org. Donations help with friendship and mentoring of children affected by cancer.