Thursday, June 21

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 21

Mustang Pomp

The Mira Costa High School Class of 2001 moves its tassels to the right at a graduation ceremony 5 p.m. at Waller Stadium (corner of Peck and Stadium Way), MB. 318-7337.

Sea Hawks Circumstance

The Redondo Union Sea Hawks say goodbye to high school at graduation ceremony 5 p.m. at the Sea Hawk Bowl, 631 Vincent Park, RB. 798-8665.

Beach Cities Republican Club meeting

The Honorable Steve Kuykendall is the main speaker at the Beach Cities Republican Club meeting. Free for members, $15 for non-members. Coco’s Restaurant, 2620 N. Sepulveda Blvd., MB. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., speaker at 7:30 p.m. RSVP at 318-2211.

Public forum

Region 66, Libertarian Party of California is hosting "Why Individuals Do Not Have To File 1040’s" presented by Theresa Moore, Educator and Richard Edgar, CPA. Raffaello’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, San Pedro. 6:30 p.m. 377-8273.

Friday, June 22

SB Violence Council meeting

The South Bay Family Violence Council invites Human Service Professionals and interested members of the community to their monthly meeting today at Little Company of Mary Hospital Center for Health Education in Torrance. Speaker is Mike Hertica, MFT and former Torrance PD detective. CEU’s are offered and a continental breakfast will be provided free of charge. 8-9:30 a.m. 972-3126.

Dog vaccination and licensing clinics

The City of Torrance Parks and Recreation Department is holding a low cost dog vaccination and licensing clinic at McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. 7-8:30 p.m. All pets must be on a leash. 618-2930.

Saturday, June 23

How to buy a business workshop

Learn how to value a business, where to find a business to buy, how to finance a business purchase, and more. This workshop is sponsored by the California Businesses For Sale Foundation and is free to the public. 22700 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 115, Torrance. 10 a.m. RSVP at 539-8300 or visit www.bizben.com.

Long Beach Bayou Festival

A festival weekend of non-stop Cajun and Zydeco music, dance, food, and activities for all ages takes place today and tomorrow, Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Queen Mary Events Park. Among those in the line-up are Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sound, Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’, Walter Mouton and The Scott Playboys, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie. $19 ($24 at the gate) general; seniors, college students, $17. (562) 427-3713.

Summer luau

Young Life Bay Cities is sponsoring its Young Life Luau featuring an authentic Hawaiian feast and Hawaiian entertainment. Seaside Lagoon, RB. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. $35/adults, $18/children (12 and under). 379-0220.

Hand bell concert

The St. John The Baptist Catholic Hand Bell Choir is presenting a free concert at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th Street, MB. 7 p.m. 546-9805.

Little Sisters of the Poor benefit

The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s charity event, benefiting the elderly poor at the Jeanne Jugan Home in San Pedro, takes place this evening at the Hyatt Hotel in Long Beach. The event entitled, "Memories are Made of This" features a remembrance of a Dean Martin Las Vegas performance with impersonator, Russ Loniello. Tickets are $150 each and can be obtained by calling 548-0625.

Sunday, June 24

Antique street faire

Shop for antique and collectible treasures, while enjoying great food and live music at the Torrance Antique Street Faire in historic downtown Torrance (corner of Torrance Boulevard and Sartori). 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission and parking. 328-6107.

Worship service

Reverend Bonnie Wulff is presenting "A Rendezvous With Life" at the Living the Inner Light Science of Mind Center, 112 E. Grand Avenue, El Segundo. 10 a.m. 364-3155.

Skid row outreach

Join Hope Chapel’s Hope in Action team as they distribute food and encourage those on Skid Row. Meet at Hope Chapel, 2420 PCH, HB at 1 p.m. 374-4673, ext. 145.

Walking tour

The Torrance Historical Society is hosting a free walking tour of downtown Torrance beginning at the Torrance Historical Museum, 1345 Post Avenue. This is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks and lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. No reservations are needed. Free and open to the public. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. 1:30 p.m. 328-5392.

Afternoon concert in the park

Listen to the music hits of the 50’s and 60’s presented by the Rockit Scientists. Library Park, 600 Block of Main Street, El Segundo. 2-4 p.m. 524-2700.

Wish you were here

The Torrance South Bay Postcard Collectors is conducting its monthly meeting at the General Aviation Center, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, from 2-4 p.m. 328-8989.

Concerts in the park

Manhattan Beach Concerts at Polliwog Park begin with the city’s official band, the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders, a Dixieland jazz group. 5-6:30 p.m. Concerts run every Sunday night through September 2. 802-5409.

Monday, June 25

Pool opens

MB Begg Pool opens today. Adult lap swimming, water aerobics, and recreational swimming are offered throughout the day and evening for $2. 802-5410

Fair housing clinic

The City of Redondo Beach is holding a free walk-in fair housing clinic in the upstairs conference room of the main library. Interested persons who need assistance in landlord/tenant laws are invited and no appointment is needed. 3-5 p.m. 318-0635.

Tuesday, June 26

Women’s club

The Torrance Woman’s Club, Evening Division is holding its monthly meeting at the Clubhouse, 1422 Engracia Avenue, Torrance. New members and guests are welcome. 7 p.m. 316-2075.

Anxiety support group

The Panic Assistance League (PAL) sponsors an anxiety disorders support group every Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Beach Cities Health Center, 514 N. Prospect Ave., RB. A $5 donation is requested, but not required. 374-4298.

Wednesday, June 27

Literacy Council volunteers needed

The South Bay Literacy Council is an all volunteer organization dedicated to teaching English speaking adults to read and write and/or non-English speaking adults to speak, read and write English and is in need of volunteer tutors and administrators. An information/orientation meeting is being held tonight at the Torrance Civic Center Library. 7-8 p.m. 373-7003.

Woman’s social group

A woman’s social group for new or current residents of Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo is meeting today at 10 a.m. For further information call 540-3979.

Thursday, June 28

Embroider’s guild

The Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroider’s Guild of America is meeting at St. Francis Church, 2200 Via Rosa, PVE. Guests are welcome. 9:30 a.m. 378-3269.

Ongoing:

Art exhibition

The San Pedro Art Association and Angels Gate Cultural Center are sponsors of the "Harbor Toll" art exhibit being held in Ports O’Call Village, #21, now until July 6. The exhibit is a tribute to the Los Angeles Harbor and features works of over 45 artists. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 547-4755.

Loss of a loved one

There are ongoing bereavement groups at Torrance Memorial Home Health and Hospice Health Conference Center, Room 5, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3-4: 30 p.m. 373-0103.

Drug and alcohol counselors needed

There will be a great demand for more drug and alcohol counselors when Prop. 36 goes into effect on July 1, 2001 as people who are convicted of possession will not be incarcerated, but will enter into a drug treatment program. California State University, Dominguez Hills offers a certificate program in alcohol and drug counseling that prepares students for entry into this growing field. For more information call 877-GO-HILLS, or visit www.csudh.edu/extendeded.