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South Coast Botanic Garden October Events

October 1 – 31, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-October-logoThe South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the October schedule of events below….

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2018

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 https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Here’s what’s on tap for October:

Special Events

Third Grade Naturalist Docent Training, Saturday, October 6th, 9am-12pm. Are you retired, a former teacher or an outdoor enthusiast?

Real Estate Expo: Seniors and Boomers – Let’s Get Moving!

October 16, 2018

Lets-Get-MovingSusan Porter Griego of Call Realty will host the Real Estate Expo: Seniors and Boomers – Let’s Get Moving! on Tuesday, October 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.

Don’t miss this free real estate expo assisting Seniors & Boomers with the “how- to’s” of home sale preparation. The event will feature professionals who can help reduce the stress and chaos of a move to your new home of choice and exciting new beginnings! Free continental breakfast included. The event is hosted by Susan Porter Griego, Call Realty.

The Real Estate EXPO is designed to provide trusted and pre-vetted vendors and specialists who can help home sellers to navigate the tumultuous waters of a big decision and home move with confidence and a sense of interior calm.

The team of professionals will provide the information needed to make a well-informed, confident decision for yourself. Attendees will enjoy a free continental breakfast while listening to expert seminars on topics affecting the 50+ homeowner seeking to move forward to his/her next life experience. Prizes, vendors, real estate services and big discounts!

Art & Wine Event

October 20, 2018

Art-and-Wine-EventSt. Francis Episcopal Church will host an Art & Wine event on Saturday, October 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This exciting enological evening features an art sale, silent auction, food stations, wine tasting, craft breweries and a live jazz band. The price of admission includes all food and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the mission and ministries of St. Francis Episcopal Church.

Tickets are $40 per person in advance, and $50 at-the-door.

For additional information and ticket purchase, contact St. Francis Church at (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at http://stfrancispalosverdes.org/.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

Art Inspired Entertaining

October 25, 2018

Art-Inspired-EntertainingLas Candalistas present the annual fall fundraiser Art Inspired Entertaining on Thursday, OCtober 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norris Pavilion.

Kicking off the 2018/2019 fundraising year, Art Inspired Entertaining will showcase tabletop displays inspired by famous artists. The speaker series includes Skylar Thomson: The Food Stylist (TV food stylist and culinary producer as seen on Cutthroat Kitchen and Cooking Channel), Cakes: A Visual Statement by Nancy Domingues, (artistic cake designer) and The Art of the Cocktail with Adam Stearns, Terranea Mixologist.

Attendees will enjoy appetizers, wine bar, boutique, sweet shoppe, boutique vendors, live music performed by local musician Laura Savitz and more.

Net proceeds benefit South Bay children in need and environmental charities.

South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-November-1The South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the November schedule of events below….

GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING
Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for November

November 1, 2018

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 https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Here’s what’s on tap for November:

Special Events

Guided Nature Walk at Lower Portuguese Bend Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, November 10th, 9am.

Immersive Wellness Retreat

November 3, 2018

Yoga at TerraneaTerranea Resort hosts the third Immersive Wellness Retreat on Saturday, November 3.

Following the popular retreats at Terranea this past April and August, the November Daycation will include unique offerings for guests with a day of exclusive experiences, including a workshop with Energy Medicine Facilitator and Meditation Instructor Angela Matthews, a nutritionally balanced lunch, intentional aromatherapy session, a restorative treatment at The Spa at Terranea, and more.

268 Steps Dinner Dance

November 4, 2018

Dinner-DanceThe Vanderlip Heritage Fund presents the 268 Steps Dinner Dance on Sunday, November 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Villa Narcissa.

Attendees will enjoy cocktails at sunset on the terrace of Villa Narcissa and dinner and dancing on the tented tennis court. The Seaside Children’s Dance Ensemble, an Isadora Duncan dance company, will perform in the garden. It will be an elegant evening with no auctions or long speeches.

Tickets are $225 per person. Dress Code: Think garden party 100 years ago.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efpjhxyf79a34d8f&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Villa Narcissa is located at 100 Vanderlip Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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 http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/.

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

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.

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.

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:

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

palos verdes performing arts310-544-0403
27570 Norris Center Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
http://palosverdesperformingarts.com/ 
 
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.

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.