Summer 2015

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CALENDAR 1 8 | PULSE S u m m e r 2 0 1 5 SEPTEMBER 21 GROW YOUR OWN SOUP KITCHEN 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. | $10 Learn the keys to successful vegetable gardening emphasizing seasonal techniques and organic practices that work best in Southern California. WHERE: Daytime classes are held outdoors at the Torrance Memorial Learning Garden in Columbia Park Community Garden (4045 190TH Street); evening classes are held at 6 p.m. in a classroom at Torrance Memorial. INFO/REGISTER: torrancememorial.org/classes; 310-517-4711 SEPTEMBER 15 MEDICATIONS 101 1 to 3 p.m. It's so important to understand medications. At this free lecture, a Torrance Memorial pharmacist will help you increase your knowledge about topics such as medication side effects and interactions, regulations for herbs and dietary supplements, and organization of medication lists. WHERE: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Boulevard INFO/REGISTER: torrancememorial.org/classes; 310-517-4711 SEPTEMBER 7 CONQUER THE BRIDGE 8:05 a.m. This 5.3-mile race includes two trips over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the fourth longest suspension bridge in California. WHERE: Harbor Blvd., Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro INFO/REGISTER: conquerthebridge.com SEPTEMBER 5–7 FIESTA HERMOSA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This annual arts & cras fair features fun for the entire family. It also has two live music stages, a food court, kiddie carnival, petting zoo and a charity wine and beer garden. WHERE: Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach INFO/REGISTER: fiestahermosa.net AUGUST 21–22 SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA: THE TEMPEST AND AS YOU LIKE IT 8 p.m. Settle in under the stars for a night of classic entertainment. The tales are timeless, the admission ticketless and the experience priceless. WHERE: Point Fermin Park, San Pedro INFO/REGISTER: shakespearebythesea.org SEPTEMBER 29 SCREENING OF PLANT PURE NATION PLUS DISCUSSION AND BOOK-SIGNING WITH DR. T. COLIN CAMPBELL 6:30 to 9 p.m. This documentary shows how a plant-based diet can treat the underlying causes of the most deadly health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, yet industry lobbyists work to prevent public awareness of its healing powers. The film takes viewers on a journey to a small rural town and shows how a plant-based diet can be implemented in a "meat and potatoes" community. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. WHERE: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance INFO/REGISTER: torrancememorial.org/Events; 310-517-4711 OCTOBER 3 HEALING TOUCH 1 to 4 p.m. | $45 Healing Touch is an energetic approach to healing based on the theory that we are more than our physical body—we are surrounded by an energy field that influences our health. Healing Touch can clear and balance this energy system. WHERE: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance INFO/REGISTER: torrancememorial.org/classes; 310-517-4711 OCTOBER 3-4 MANHATTAN BEACH HOMETOWN FAIR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy fair food, arts & cras, free entertainment, games and rides for kids, and beer and wine gardens. WHERE: Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach INFO/REGISTER: mbfair.org PHOTO BY MICKEY ELLIOT; TOP: COURTESY BURNISHCREATIVE.COM

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