Thursday, FEBRUARY 27
Understanding Social Security
A presentation on the many decisions involved in claiming Social Security, as well as strategies to maximize benefits, is sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. The session includes dinner and goes from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tin Roof Bistro, 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Admission is free but space is limited. RSVP to Pat, (310)372-0850 or email Patricia.Bryant@EdwardJones.com
Evening farmers market in El Segundo
Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. on the 400 block of Main Street, the city of El Segundo hosts a Farmers Market. Look for farm-fresh produce, hot prepared foods, packaged gourmet offerings, live music, hand-crafted gifts and jewelry.
Friday, February 28
Astaire and Rogers weekend begins
Tonight's showing of "The Gay Divorcee" kicks off a weekend of movies starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St. in El Segundo. The 1934 film starts at 8:15 and exemplifies the stories told in luxurious settings that were popular during the Depression. Continuing through the weekend are "Top Hat" on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., "Swing Time" Saturday at 8:15 p.m., and "Carefee" on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Music on a pipe organ precedes each film. The box office opens 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $10, cash or check only.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 29
American Martyrs 5K race
Runners and walkers are welcome at the American Martyrs 40th Annual 5K event starting at 6 a.m on the blacktop of American Martyrs School, 1701 Laurel Ave. The event has divisions for competitive and casual racers, including families. A post-race wellness expo includes drinks and a light breakfast. Go online to www.ams5k.org for registration details.
PFLAG regional conference
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) holds its Southern Pacific Regional Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S. Peck Ave. The conference is free and includes speakers Ken Williams, Stephanie Battaglino and Alexander Rodriguez in addition to workshops and the documentary, "Gay Chorus Deep South." Register via pflagmanhattanbeach.org/new-events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casino night for Plant A Seed charity
A roaring-20s theme sets the tone for Plant A Seed's casino fundraiser, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St. in El Segundo. Tickets are $70-$700 on eventbrite.com. Plant A Seed helps communities in Cameroon with educational and water resources, and also supports local after-school sports.
Sunday, MARCH 1
Summer Fun and Camp Fair
Antique Mondays at the Roadium
Mondays are devoted to antiques at the Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. Featuring an eclectic and ever-changing assortment of items, the market is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 per car and 50 cents each for passengers.
Tuesday, MARCH 3
L.A. Opera Talk on “Roberto Devereux”
In partnership with L.A. Opera Speakers Bureau, Redondo Beach Public Library hosts a discussion of “Roberto Devereux” presented in an informal, conversational manner. The talk is part of an ongoing Tuesday series, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.at 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Wednesday, MARCH 4
Water 101 class
Bring your friends and family on an educational journey focused on where water comes from, its importance and challenges encountered by the State of California at West Basin’s "Water 101" class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Water Education Center inside the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, 1935 Hughes Way in El Segundo.
Thursday, MARCH 5
Civic engagement for teens
This session of an ongoing "Adult 101" series commemorates the 19th Amendment and also aims to dispel myths around voting so that teens will be informed and engaged as they reach adulthood. For ages 12-18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave.
Medication Management for Seniors
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 address “Safe Senior Living: Medication Management."
Saturday, MARCH 7
Summer Camp Expo
Get a sneak peek at 2020 summer camps at the 10th annual Summer Camp Expo from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the American Martyrs Church Blacktop, 1701 Laurel Ave., Manhattan Beach. Demos, raffles, games and prizes will round out the day.
SoulCycle for Lyme Disease Cure
A benefit for people affected by Lyme Disease and other tick-bourne illnesses will be held at SoulCycle, 820 Pacific Coast Hwy. in El Segundo. The event, know as Ride Out Lyme, will be led by master instructor Albe Verela and celebrity DJ Didier Cohen. Sponsor a rider or become one by going online to rideoutlyme.salsalabs.org/manhattanbeach2020.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Kite Festival at Redondo Beach Pier
This all-ages event at Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, runs from 12 to 5 p.m., with prizes awarded for the best hand-made kite, best ground display, highest-flying kite, and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. The festival also includes live music, a hot dog eating contest, dance and martial arts demos, and more. Free to attend. Kites are available for purchase at local pier and boardwalk shops, or bring your own. More information available on www.redondopier.com.
Walk With Sally Friendship Bowl
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.