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- Soroptimist Dream Raffle
September 1 – December 31, 2021
Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!
One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.
Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.
Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.
For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.
- PVPLC Activities for September
September 1 – 30, 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 September:
National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25th, 9am. – 12pm. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in our celebration of public lands at White Point Nature Preserve. Volunteer in a beautifully restored California native plant demonstration garden by watering native plants, mulching, eradicating invasive weeds or repairing trails that will help maintain and protect this precious public land resource. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
- California Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18, 2021
California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.
You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.
California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.
Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.
- Malaga Cove Lawn Shows
September 18 & 19, 2021
The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Lawn Show on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn in Malaga Cove.
The event features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.
For additional information, visit the website at https://pvartcenter.org
Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.
- Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session
September 18 & 19, 2021
In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.
Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.
This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.
To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.
- Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack
September 23, 2021
The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.
Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.
The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.
For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.
The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.
- Row for a Reason
September 24 & 25, 2021
Body One Fitness presents the sixth annual Row for a Reason event to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) on Friday, September 24 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Body One Fitness Redondo Beach location in Redondo Beach.
Gym Owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, will dedicate all row machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event.
- PVAC Opening Reception: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
September 25, 2021
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents the Opening Reception: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? on Saturday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
This show was conceived in 2019 when arts writer Bondo Wyszpolski surveyed a group of paintings on display and noted that most of them had fairly standard subject matter rendered in fairly standard style – pets, piers, tidepools and sunsets. He commented that if one pulled on the tails of these and other artists by urging them to try something out of their comfort zone, then perhaps something exciting or unusual would emerge. But how could this happen? By giving them unusual titles which would become the basis of their paintings.
In January of last year, 35 visual artists gathered at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates to spin a wheel of fortune, upon which were attached a constantly replenished supply of fortune cookies. The usual fortune (romance, travel, an unexpected inheritance) had been removed from each cookie and replaced with a random title (created by Bondo). Spinning the wheel to find out which fortune cookie was theirs was like combining Chance and Fate. The title in each cookie was to be the title of their work.
- PVAC Opening Reception – Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL
September 25, 2021
The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception of Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL on Saturday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL is a retrospective of the internationally acclaimed sculptor’s large public works sited across the U.S. This exhibition will disclose the many stages that are crossed in the course of developing a monument – the evolution from a sketch to a maquette, then an enlargement, the mold-making process, and finally the pouring of the bronze and welding it all back together again from many pieces – giving a behind-the-scenes view into the creation of monumental sculptures.
This event is FREE to attend! The exhibition will be on display from September 25 to November 13.
For additional information, visit the website at https://pvartcenter.org/.
The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
- Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG
September 26, 2021
Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for Sunday, September 26 starting at 9 a.m.
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!
- MBSAFE Community Meeting
September 27, 2021
MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?
- SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden
October 1 – November 30, 2021
The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Monarch Migration opening on Friday, October 1 and running through November 30.
Monarchs are one of only a few butterfly species that migrate. At this brand-new exhibit, visitors are invited to come learn why, how and where they travel. The immersive pavilion, which will be replanted inside, will showcase not only Monarchs, but also a few mimics (other butterflies that may look like a Monarch but aren’t actually). SOAR guides (both our in person guides and our educational materials) can help you become a butterfly detective so you can tell the difference between the species in the pavilion. Plus, the host and nectar garden outside the pavilion will be replanted with everything our Western Monarchs love, including milkweed, which helps repopulate this very special butterfly.
- Palos Verdes Pastoral
October 3, 2021
The 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 3 at 5 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort.
Imagine 200 dinner guests seated at long tables in an exclusive coastal setting… linen tablecloths with exquisite natural décor and wine glasses sparkling in the sunlight… the sounds of the ocean, and a gentle breeze inspiring the feeling of standing in a field of coastal grasslands. The first of multiple courses is served and an evening of fine wine, beautiful food and dining at sunset begins.
Acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan will present the event’s garden-to-table menu using the finest local sustainable seafood, grass-fed meats and the freshest ingredients and flavors to create delicious and thoughtful Low Carbon Footprint courses paired with an inspired selection of wines.
- South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour
October 10, 2021
The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.
About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!
Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbaywaterwisegardentour.com.
- Celebrate Wellness
October 24, 2021
The community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, October 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.
Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Mingle with old friends and new, and bid on the many valuable live and silent auction items offered at the event. Choose among a variety of fabulous trips, health and beauty, entertainment and sports items, and much more.
Tickets are $150/$175 per person (guests must be 21 and older).
- South Bay Economic Forecast Conference
October 28, 2021
Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.
Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.
•What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
•Is inflation here to stay?
•Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
•What innovations will shape our region’s future?
A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $110/$125/$150.
- South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions
Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!
•Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
•Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
•Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022
First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.
- Senior Comedy Afternoons: Holidays Happen!
December 12, 2021
Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Holidays Happen! on Sunday, December 12 at the Los Verdes Golf Course.
This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize. Doors open at noon, a 3-course served luncheon starts at 12:30 and the show starts at 1:30.
The line up includes comedians Marty Ross, Fritz Coleman and Karen Rontowski. The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.
Tickets are $75/$85 and include lunch, the show, taxes and tip. Senior Comedy Afternoons loves celebrating birthdays so don’t’ forget to mention it when purchasing tickets.
Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565.
For additional information, contact Bonnie Barchichat at 714-914-2565 or via email at email@example.com.