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Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

May 27 – September 30, 2017

Nelson's-Summer-Concert-SeriesTerranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and running through the last weekend in September.

On select Saturdays and Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Hawaiian Reggae to Classic Rock while the culinary team will whip up delectable creations to complete the Nelson’s experience.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – summer is here and this is how it begins.

For additional information, call (310) 265-2766 or visit the website at http://www.terranea.com.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Aging Parents: A Practical Guide to Survive & Thrive

September 19, 2017

caring-for-aged-parentsSt. Francis Church presents Aging Parents: A Practical Guide to Survive and Thrive on Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Featuring Dr. David Hart, Director of Clinical Services at Always Best Care South Bay, this important seminar is free and open to all — parish and beyond.

Caring for an aging parent is an enormous undertaking, even in the best of circumstances. The direct impact on a family’s finances, lifestyle and jobs can be catastrophic, particularly if these responsibilities occur unexpectedly. Consider this workshop an informational seminar to help alleviate the anxiety faced by both adult children and their parents during this difficult, yet potentially most meaningful, phase of a lifetime relationship.

Beauty of Nature Film Series Double Feature

September 22, 2017

Beauty of Nature Film SeriesThe Palos Verdes Land Conservancy presents the Beauty of Nature Film Series Double Feature: Emptying the Skies and The Sagebrush Sea on Friday, September 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library.

Emptying the Skies is based on a New Yorker essay by novelist Jonathan Franzen exposing the rampant poaching of migratory song birds in southern Europe. The Sagebrush Seashows the amazing wildlife of a 500,000 square mile sagebrush expanse.

The cost is $10 per person. Free for 18 years and under.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://pvplc.org/_events/filmseries.asp or call 310.541.7613.

The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Celebration of Food & Wine @ Terranea

September 22 & 23, 2017

Celebration of Food & WineTerranea Resort presents the annual Celebration of Food & Wine on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23.

The event includes an intimate champagne reception, refreshing breakfast on the beach, specialty seminars led by award-winning chefs and winemakers, a unique farm-driven grand tasting dinner, live entertainment, and more. There will also be a cocktail competition where guests will be invited to vote for their favorite libation, and maybe indulge in one or two while making their final decision.

Remember the Music

September 23, 2017

Remember-The-MusicThe National Merchants Association presents Remember the Music on Saturday, September 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park.

This year, the event will be in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary Celebration for the City of Rolling Hills Estates. This is an all ages festival featuring artists inspired by the sounds of American roots music. The event will feature lawn seating, a VIP tent, food trucks, beer vendors, arts and crafts, children activities and more.

Remember The Music is an annual roots music festival benefitting Alzheimer’s disease research organized by Betty’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Adult tickets are $15, children 12 and under get free admission to the lawn. The VIP Experience is $45 for adults and $10 for kids. Parking is $10.

Seaside Yoga Gathering @ Terranea

September 24, 2017

Yoga day - sbbjCelebrate National Yoga Month at Terranea Resort as they present the annual FREE Seaside Yoga Event on Sunday, September 24.

Open to the public, the free yoga event begins at 4:30 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with fitness experts from The Spa at Terranea who will share tips on exercise routines and staying fit. The feature event, a Sunset Yoga Class, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Terranea’s 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows.

Taizé Worship Service

September 26, 2017

Taize Worship ServiceSt. Francis Episcopal Church will host a meditative, multi-faith Taizé Worship Service of healing and wholeness on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

The service includes candlelight, periods of silence, chants and intercessory prayer with a Prayer Team leader, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Taizé is a calming and beautiful form of sung contemplative prayer developed in an ecumenical monastery in France. Director of Music, Youth & Arts, Dr. Jeannie Cobb, will lead the congregation in chanting, accompanied by USC graduate, Robert Backes (a protégé of Christopher Parkening) on classical guitar and Dr. Clayton Cobb on mandolin. Taizé services are offered monthly throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Donations are welcome.

For additional information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at http://www.stfrancispalosverdes.org.

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

Sea Salt Workshops @ Terranea

October 7, 2017

sea-salt-workshopsTerranea Resort is offering a series of Sea Salt Workshops on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Sea Salt Conservatory.

Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with an experience highlighting the resort’s Farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Salt Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate workshop, salt pairing, and wine, as they learn about the resort’s sea salt harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.

Harvest Festival

October 15, 2017

Harvest-FestivalGreen Hills Memorial Park will host the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 15 from noon to 3 p.m.

This year’s event will include a pumpkin patch, a fun maze, multiple food trucks, arts and crafts for children, and hay rides. Award winning Professional Pumpkin Carver Doug Goodreau will return this year to give pumpkin carving demonstrations. Doug has competed in numerous carving contests, including season 2 of Food Network’s Halloween Wars show.

Live music will be provided by local country cover band, South Bay Country. South Bay Country are regular performers at Texas Loosey’s in Torrance and American Junkie in Hermosa Beach. Everyone is welcome and all activities are free of charge. Bring the whole family!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/141778153009073/.

Green Hills Memorial Park is located at 27501 S Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Homeless to Haute

October 15, 2017

Homeless-to-HauteAll About the Animals presents Homeless to Haute on Sunday, October 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Los Verdes Golf Course.

Homeless to Haute will showcase adoptable and rescued pets in the most fur-bulous fashion; strutting down the catwalk at the heel of professional models. All About the Animals a non-profit which saves and enriches the lives of unwanted pets in Southern California and beyond.

This fun-filled, furry, fashion show will feature vegan hors d’oeuvres and sunset champagne reception, a sumptuous three course vegan dinner and spectacular ocean views.

Tickets are $150 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.homelesstohaute.com.

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

Palos Verdes Pastoral

October 15, 2017

Palos-Verdes-Pastoral-2The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 15.

Only 200 lucky guests will experience California’s best in organic, handcrafted food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The event takes place under a harvest moon with breathtaking ocean views.

The evening will not only raise critical funds, but increase awareness of the important work of the Conservancy. All ticket proceeds will go to support the Land Conservancy and its restoration of open space.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.

Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue

Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard

Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike @ Terranea

November 23, 2017

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Head to Terranea Resort for a Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike on Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What better way to work up an appetite than by joining Terranea’s Naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the property on Thanksgiving Day? Guests will have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating hike! This active holiday offering will also include a visit to the Point Vicente Lighthouse.

Tree Lighting @ Terranea

December 3, 2017

terranea-holiday-tree-lightingTerranea Resort celebrates the start of the season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 3 at 5 p.m. at Catalina Terrance.

Guests will enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts for all ages, and spirited music from local entertainment. Share your holiday spirit and bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots. Entry to the event is complimentary with a toy donation.

Afterwards, enjoy a special Tree Lighting Dinner at Catalina Kitchen, where DT Prime Kitchen, the signature steak night buffet, will be served. The cost for adults is $65, children 4-10 $29 (under 3 free).

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ Terranea

December 31, 2017

new years eve - sbbjTerranea Resort presents the annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza on Sunday, December 31.

Countdown to 2018 in style in the Marineland Ballroom. The evening will include a deluxe open bar, three delicious courses and dessert bar. Bring an appetite and plan on dancing the night away!

Advance purchase tickets are $125 for adults, $90 for children 12 – 20 and $40 for children 2 to 11. VIP tables are available and advance reservations are required by calling 310-265-2836.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website athttp://www.terranea.com/traditions.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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).

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://www.norriscenter.com/index.html
 
 
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.