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Las Candalistas Spring Event: Out of Africa

April 27, 2017

out of africaLas Candalistas is celebrating fifty years of giving at the annual spring event Out of Africa on Thursday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens.

Attendees will have an African Cultural Experience while enjoying the gorgeous view of the vineyard, the Pacific and Catalina Island. The day will include:

-“Empowering Women in Africa” presented by Humanitarian and Author Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of Community Action Fund for Women in Africa
-“All Creatures Great and Small” Learn about the animals of the Safari presented by Dr. Sue Soldoff
-Enjoy the breath-taking sounds of Amadou Fall, World Renowned Master Kora Player
-Chance to win an Africa trip for two valued at over $6500! Includes a 7-night Kenya Safari and 4 nights in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ballroom Dance

April 27, 2017

ballroom-danceThe Redondo Beach Elks Club hosts the monthly Ballroom Dance on Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The event features Liz Holmes and the Retro Swing Dance Band playing all your favorite ballroom dance tunes and tempos including foxtrot, swing, waltz and more. The large dance floor offers plenty of room to strut your stuff. If you don’t feel like dancing but just want to enjoy some great music, the venue offers theater-like seating and a cash bar.

A donation of $10 at the door is suggested.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, 315 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA.

Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious

April 28 & 29, 2017

Palos Verdes Home TourThe Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious is a two-stop garden party with music and edible treats. This 31st annual tour is presented by The Circle, a Palos Verdes Art Center support group. All proceeds benefit PVAC.

Tour tickets, which also include luncheon at the Art Center, are $70 pre-sale and $75 on the event days. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 310.541.2479, or at PVAC. The event also features the popular Collectibles shop, artist and designer boutiques, and a raffle.

Delectable Living highlights these classic Rolling Hills properties:

Impressions Workshop

May 7, 2017

Impressions WorkshopThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents an Impressions Workshop on Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Terranea Resort.

Enjoy a naturalist-guided coastal hike and family friendly activities along Discovery Trail to Terranea Resort for a children’s art workshop. All ages are welcome. The cost is $25 per family. The next Workshop is scheduled for July 23.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

Meet in front of the statue at Pelican Cove Parking area located at 31300 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Wolves – An Ecological Keystone

May 7, 2017

wolves 2The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Wolves – An Ecological Keystone on Sunday, May 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

‘Wolves – An Ecological Keystone’ will educate guests on predator-prey relationships, define what a keystone species is and examine the dynamics of trophic cascade with this exciting second installment of Project Wildsong’s interactive presentation. Yellowstone National Park is an unrivaled example which demonstrates how an ecosystem’s vitality and inhabitants become imperiled due to the loss of a pivotally critical component. Wolves are an important species which supports the existence of both flora and fauna.

Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk

May 20, 2017

Champions Flyer 5x7inSouth Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden.

The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for underserved children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations.

Participants can run or walk the beautiful course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.

Register now and save $10 – $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for children under 13.

Malaga Cove Art Show

May 20 & 21, 2017

Malaga Cove Summer 2017 Art ShowsThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents Art at the Plaza on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

The event takes place the third weekend of each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.

For additional information, visit the website at

Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 10 & 11, 2017

PV Street FairThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy shopping, music, dining and entertainment with more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, Beer Garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Tribute bands will be showcased on the Main Stage and will feature several different music genres including Rock and Blues. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase. Artisan craft brews and a variety of culinary delights, including wine & beer tastings, will be available in the International Food Court and Beer Garden.

Second Sundays @ Two

Second Sundays

violinRolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays At Two concert series at 2 p.m. on select second Sundays throughout the year.

RHUMC Music Director Charles Dickerson serves as Artistic Advisor for the series of free afternoon recitals and chamber music concerts from September through June, except December and the month of Easter, when there are other musical offerings at RHUMC. Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated! 100% of donations go directly to the artists.

For additional information, visit the website at

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (NE corner of Crenshaw & PV Drive North).

South Bay Social Dogs

First Sundays

Canine Social Hikes - sbbjAll canines and their human companions are invited to attend the monthly Canine Group Hike the first Sunday of each month.

These monthly group hikes were created to give all dogs a much needed opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity in the company of other dogs and people.

Point Vicente Lighthouse

Second Saturdays

There’s something romantic about a lighthouse….

If you’ve ever driven along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the Point Vicente Lighthouse. Built in 1926, the 67 foot high tower is perched on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the endless Pacific and its beacon can be seen from twenty miles at sea.

Palos Verdes Art Center

PVAC - sbbjThe newly remodeled Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit, community visual arts gallery and school, ‘inspires individuals to celebrate, appreciate and create art.’

Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

palos verdes performing arts - sbbjPalos Verdes Performing Arts is a non-profit organization committed to providing the South Bay with a performing arts venue that is also available for community use. Throughout the season, PVPA stages an eclectic selection of productions, including the best of Broadway plays and musicals, revues and concert performances as well as classes and camps.

Explore the Wild Side of the South Bay

The South Bay is world-renowned for its miles of delightful beaches and coastline – but did you know there are also hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows and trails just waiting to be explored?

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

They host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs and special events throughout the year including:

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

palos verdes performing arts310-544-0403
27570 Norris Center Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Jackie Says: This 450 seat theater produces a variety of concerts – from a Beach Boys Tribute band to some of Broadway’s finest performers. The Irving Berlin White Christmas concert is sure to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.

These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.

Here’s a schedule by day of the week:

South Coast Botanic Garden

south-coast-botanic-garden-south-bay-by-jackieThe South Coast Botanic Garden is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula and offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events.

The 87-acre Garden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Peninsula’, has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean and southern Africa. The Garden is situated in Sunset’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world.

Experience Terranea’s Birds of Prey

Mankind has employed birds of prey to hunt for thousands of years. Falconry is “the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained raptor” and the sport has been around for a long, long time.

Have you ever had an opportunity to view a hawk or falcon up close and personal? Have you ever watched them hunt? Falconry is a fascinating pastime and if you’ve ever wondered about this ancient pursuit and would like to learn more about it, you’re in luck.

Seascape Trail in Palos Verdes

We wake up on weekend mornings and contemplate all the things we could and should accomplish with our free time. As everyone knows, keeping up with the Joneses is a full time occupation….but seriously, when was the last time you squandered away a perfectly good afternoon?

As Lin Yutang professed, “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” I think he’s onto something.

Treat Fido to Lunch @ Nelson’s

Many places claim to be dog friendly – hotels, parks, shops, even entire towns – but when it comes to dining, there are few and far between that actually practice what they preach. Fortunately, for our furry friends that frequent the South Bay, there is an establishment that encourages inter-species dining.

Nelson’s at Terranea in Palos Verdes is a casual dining venue, one of seven restaurant options at the resort. The freestanding structure is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with magnificent views of Catalina.