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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for February

February 1 – 28, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

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.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at or call (310) 541-7613.

Take a look at what’s on tap for February….

Special Events

Immersive Wellness Retreat

February 22 & 23, 2019

Terranea Resort will again host the popular Immersive Wellness Retreat on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23.

The first Daycation of 2019 on Saturday, February 23 will include exclusive experiences focused on improving both physical and emotional heart health.

Highlights of the day’s activities will include a workshop with board-certified cardiologist Dr. Nazanin Azadi of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, a wellness session with Energy Medicine Facilitator and Meditation Instructor Angela Matthews, a restorative treatment at The Spa at Terranea, and more.

D.A.R. Colonial Luncheon

February 23, 2019

The El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor the annual Colonial Luncheon on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Los Verdes Golf Club.

The event will feature a social hour, silent auction, lunch and entertainment provided by comedic actress Gay Storm Oakes.

Tickets are $40 before February 1st. After February 1stf, tickets are $50. Reservations are required by February 12.

For additional information, contact Fran Vander Stucken at 310-370-2823 or via email at

Los Verdes Golf Club is located at 7000 West Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Goat Yoga

February 23, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Goat Yoga on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, bask in the fresh air of the Garden, and hold your poses alongside Nigerian Dwarf goats! According a recent Huffington Post article, this new fitness trend is “the cutest way to find your center!” Our friends at Hello Critter will deliver an experience you won’t soon forget.

Bring a yoga mat, camera and sense of humor. Space is limited so register today!

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for March

March 1 – 31, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at or call (310) 541-7613.

Here’s what’s on tap for March:

Special Events

Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Friday, March 1st, 9:30am. PVLD librarian Marisa Perley shares books that open children’s eyes to the natural world. Ages 2-5. Email:

Designs for Dining Fundraiser

March 1, 2019

St. Francis Episcopal Church presents the annual Designs for Dining fundraiser on Friday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Benefitting the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund, this annual event features creative trends in entertaining and themed-table designs. Other highlights include guest speakers, boutiques, demonstrations, and silent auction — including a Photo Safari for 2 in South Africa at Zulu Nyala’s private game reserve. A light lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be served throughout the day. Proceeds from this annual charity event will benefit the St. Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund which has helped 25 very needy and deserving students with financial and mentoring assistance to date.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

For additional information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at

St. Francis Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, at the northwest entrance to Palos Verdes Estates, off Palos Verdes Boulevard.

Opening Reception: Douglas Kirkland

March 1, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education will host the Opening Reception: Douglas Kirkland, an exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer on Saturday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Douglas Kirkland is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. He simultaneously contributed to other major publications around the world, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country, among many others.

Between 1960 and the present, Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie.

Wedding Showcase

March 3, 2019

The Rolling Hills Country Club will host a Wedding Showcase on Sunday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rolling Hills Country Club is a brand new premier wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of Palos Verdes, overlooking the stunning Los Angeles skyline. Come revel in what a wedding could be at the club by attending an actual ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. Executive Chef Johnny De Vivo is preparing a traditional plated dinner inside the Skyline Ballroom, while partner and outside culinary chef Andy Najpauer wows you with the not so traditional such as Indian and Kosher offerings out on the vistas lawn. Southern California’s top wedding planners and vendors will be present to showcase what services are available for your wedding.

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).

Friendship Bowl

March 9, 2019

Friendship BowlWalk With Sally presents the Friendship Bowl on Saturday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at Palos Verdes Bowl.

Ready, set, STRIKE! The Friendship Bowl is Walk With Sally’s high-energy spring fundraiser!

Round up your families, friends, kids, moms, dads, grandparents, teens, schools, corporations, teachers, bankers, florists, pastors, coaches, cops, doctors, nurses, dentists, neighbors and EVERYONE you know to help Walk With Sally raise funds for children impacted by cancer. Bowl as an individual or with a team.

The event promises to be fun, interactive and hilarious! It’s great for the entire family, an opportunity for some friendly competition, and it’s a fun team building exercise for the office, too.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget about the costume contest. There will be celebrity judges making the rounds to determine which team will win the elusive Most Spirited prize. So, get your team together, figure out your costume theme, and get creative.

Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends of Art, Architecture and Song

March 29 & 30, 2019

The Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends of Art, Architecture and Song on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Legends of Art, Architecture and Song features a tour of two Palos Verdes Estates homes, a special musical performance by recording artists Trio Ellas, shuttle transportation to the homes, the popular Collected Treasures shop, and artist and designer boutiques.

Free event parking is available at Peninsula Community Church, 5640 Crestridge Road, next door to the PVAC. Tour shuttles will take attendees to and from the PVAC and the Tour homes. Buses begin boarding 10 minutes before departure.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Ticket Purchase Deadline: April 26, 2019 @ Midnight (PDT)

Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2019 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

A Midcentury Modern Estate in Pasadena, CA – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2019 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

Whale of a Day @ Point Vicente

April 13, 2019

Los Serenos hosts the annual Whale of a Day event on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Co-Sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the event celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray whale from the frigid waters of the Arctic seas to the warm lagoons of Baja California. Attendees will enjoy the fun, food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds.

Admission is FREE, parking is FREE.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 8 & 9, 2019

Palos-Verdes-Street-Fair-Music-FestivalThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Recognized as a high quality, family friendly event, the Fair features a range of activities designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors. Enjoy shopping, music, dining, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, craft beer and wine garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase.

Free parking is available at Peninsula High School with a free shuttle service to and from the Fair. The campus parking lot is located on Silver Spur Road near the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard.

National Night Out

August 6, 2019

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 6.

This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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.


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.

PVPA boasts the 450-seat Norris Theater for stage productions, the 300-seat Pavilion for concerts and the Upstairs Gallery for art exhibits.

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:

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.

About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually.

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.