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South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1 – 30, 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 December

December 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 December….

Special Events

Guided Nature Walk at George F Canyon by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, December 8th, 9am. Wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub restored habitat.

Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes Santa Sleigh Tour

December 7 – 22, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town!

The LA Sheriff’s Lomita Station hosts the annual Santa Sleigh Tour from Friday, December 7 through Saturday, December 22.

They’ll be guiding his sleigh through the streets of Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes. A sheriff’s patrol car will precede Santa’s Sleigh announcing his arrival.

Look for Santa Stops Here signs along the route. Children of all ages are encouraged to come out, chat with Santa, and get a candy cane.

Click on the image to enlarge the schedule!

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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

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

Here’s what’s on tap for January:

Special Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Two Showings: January 13th at the Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro and January 27th, 4 pm at West High School, Torrance. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is proud to present an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature.

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).

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 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:

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.