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- PVPLC Events & Activities
June 1 – 31, 2021
For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/
Here’s what’s on tap for June:
National Trails Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, June 5th 9am – 12pm. Join us to celebrate America’s trails with a volunteer day outdoors to beautify this scenic coastal reserve with trails down to the beach. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/#_=_.
- Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest
June 8 – July 6, 2021
The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.
Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.
Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!
- Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together
June 13, 2021
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.
The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!
To watch the concert, visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.
- Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle
Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021
A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.
Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.
- Gnome Sweet Gnome Father’s Day Weekend
June 18 – 20, 2021
The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Gnome Sweet Gnome Father’s Day Weekend Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20.
Show the dads in your life that you love them like gnome-body else! Celebrate Father’s Day with Gnome Sweet Gnome! Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt where you’ll roam the 87 acres to find gnomes.
If gnomes aren’t your dad’s thing, that’s OK. The Bar Society, Inc. will also be back in the Garden during the weekend. They will be selling craft beer and cocktails as well as charcuterie boards. The bars will be open for Friday and Saturday Happy Hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The locations of the bars are to be announced as the weekend gets closer. Both the drinks and the boxes are available while supplies last.
- Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel
June 19, 2021
KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.
Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.
The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.
- Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG
June 27, 2021
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 (May 16).
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!
- Garden Concert Series
June 27, 2021
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the Garden Concert Series on Sunday, June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.
Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.
Due to the pandemic, seating will be limited, so please RSVP for the June concert by sending your name and the number of people in your party to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future concerts dates are July 25 and August 22.
This event is FREE to attend and there is ample free parking available.
For additional information, call 310-377-2825.
St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.
- PVPLC Activities for July
July 1, 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 July:
Nature Walk at Abalone Cove Reserve, Saturday, July 10th, 3pm. Visit the Conservancy’s newest restoration site providing habitat for several rare and endangered species. Then enjoy a walk down to explore the tide pools and pillow lava formations at low tide. Moderate. Parking $6. Sign up at https://pvplc.org/event/nature-walk-3/.
Rapid Response Team, Fridays and Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Work alongside Conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails! Tasks include trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more! We work at various locations around the Preserve. No experience needed. 15 and up. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.