Embroiderer's Guild: The Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America meets at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Life Planning: Redondo Beach Main Library offers class on Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Safe Senior Living, the fifth part of Empowering Older Adults and Their Families series in the second floor Meeting Room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Free. 310-318-0675, Option 5,

Toastmasters: Toastmasters Club 111 presents “Overcoming Obstacles” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1450 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Toastmasters Club 111 helps people get over their fear of public speaking and learn to speak like a leader. 310-729-0087.

Sept. 28

Oriental Watercolor: South Coast Botanic Garden presents Oriental Watercolor with instructor Hisako Asano at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 9 a.m.-noon. $85 for Garden members, $95 for non-members. 310-544-1948,

Sept. 29

Marching Band Competition: The West High Entertainment Unit Parent Association hosts 34th Annual Field Show Tournament marching band competition at West High School Fred Peterson Staduim, 20401 Victor St., Torrance. 4-9 p.m. Free.

Pet Adoption: The Torrance Police Department partners with Gone to the Dogs Rescue and the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control to host Pet Adoption event at City of Torrance Animal Control Facility, 2200 Jefferson St., Torrance. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 310-618-3850.

Sept. 30

Candidate Forum: A Candidate Forum focused on environmental issues for California Assembly District 66 takes place at Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 4-6:30 p.m. Free. 310-940-1130.

Concours D'elegance: Zamperini Field hosts 2018 Palos Verdes Concours D'elegance at 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $50.

Wedding Fair: Malaga Cove Library hosts Wedding Fair at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 310-377-9584, ext. 551.

Oct. 2

Advance Care: Edward Long and Ellen Gorbunoff, Caring House board members, present Care Planning for Smarties at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 1-3 p.m. Free. 310-377-9584, ext. 217.

Girls Night Out: Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach hosts its 16th Annual Girls Night Out “fun”raiser at The Comedy and Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 5:30 p.m. Reservations are $100 per person. Event runs through Oct. 4. 310-376-3550,


Great Pumpkin Hunt: The Great Pumpkin Hunt continues at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Open daily through Nov. 30. Admission is free with Garden admission. Garden Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. 310-544-1948.

Musical Tuesdays: Children are invited to come out to Musical Tuesdays at Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates. Children age 4 to third grade meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4-8 meet 4:30-5:30. Both groups will work on music for annual Children's Christmas Eve Service. For more information, e-mail


Community Art Show: Palos Verdes Library District is calling for entries for its Annual Community Art Show. Please submit entries at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road in Rolling Hills Estates by Sept. 30. Entry fee is $30 to submit up to three pieces, $5 for high school students. For more information, call 310-377-9584, ext. 230 or e-mail

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