Category: Palos Verdes

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness

Ongoing

Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition

Ongoing

The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

To view the exhibition, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il_49jKOSVQ&feature=youtu.be.

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

Ongoing

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

Friendship Bowl 2021

January 28 – March 20, 2021

The annual Walk With Sally Friendship Bowl 2021 launches on Thursday, January 28!

The Friendship Bowl is a peer to peer fundraising campaign for friendships. Walk With Sally has set a high goal of fundraising for 25 Friendships – that’s $125,000!

This campaign launches on January 28th and culminates in a high-energy virtual day of bowling on March 20th. If you raise a minimum of $250, you will be entered into an EPIC online bowling tournament and have a chance to win 120,000 reward points (8 night stay) to a Wyndham Hotel & Resort. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and sign up today.

Your help is needed to build awareness for this program and to help raise the necessary funds so Walk With Sally can help more kids dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s cancer journey.

This year’s goal is #BowlFor25! Each new Walk With Sally friendship costs $5,000 to support. These funds will provide…

PVPLC Events & Activities

March 1 – 31, 2021

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/

Here’s what’s on tap for March:

Special Events

Virtual Family Nature Club: Whales, Saturday, March 13th at 9:30AM Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for the next Virtual Family Nature Club with the special theme of Whales. Chris Boettcher, author and Nicole Boettcher, illustrator of the children’s book Be Brave and Be Kind: the Story of Eleanor the Whale, will be joining us along with a guest from the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for fun activities you can follow along with at home. This is a free, family friendly program with advance registration required for zoom access. Sign up at https://pvplc.org/calendar/.

Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

March 21, 2021

Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for the new year!

Are you looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? The special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend. The Dog Walking Hours will be from 9am to 5pm on the third Sunday of the month

Members are free! General Ticket Prices: $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child. All Dogs: $5 each. Advance reservations are still required, so be sure to get them before they sell out!

The dog-walking hours will take place February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16.

SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden

April 1, 2021

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Tropical Butterflies opening on April 1.

The experience includes an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber featuring caterpillars and pupae, and new garden plantings that include the geometric flower beds (which currently feature a tulip superbloom), pollinators and other butterfly-attracting flowers.

While the outdoor experience is free for all visitors, the butterfly pavilion will require a separate timed ticket to enter.

Discounted tickets and a Member Presale will take place March 1 through March 13. The first four days (April 1 – April 4) of the exhibit is for Members only.