August 2022 Peninsula Event Calendar

Hanging baskets, standard trees and patio shrubs. South Coast Botanic garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, visit

4 August


First Thursday Art Walk

The First Thursday Art Walk is 5:30-9 p.m. in San Pedro. The guided art walk tour will gather at 5:30 p.m. in Sirens Java and Tea, 402 W. 7th St., and end at the Artistry, 491 W. 6th St. Galleries will also be welcoming guests. A selection of galleries and attractions that will be open include Garden Church, 429 W. 6th St.; VP Fine Art, 430 W. 6th St.; fINdings Art Center, 470 W. 6th St.; San Pedro Photographers Association, 491 W. 6th St. Masks may be required at all indoor locations. For more information, go to


5 August


Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Rapid Response Team Fridays and Saturdays,  9 a.m.-noon. Work alongside field staff at the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve to help protect important wildlife habitat. Help with trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more. No experience needed. Ages 15 and up. Sign up at

Beading meeting

This special interest group of the Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group has different beading projects every month. Visitors welcome, masks required by the church. For more information, go to

“Romeo and Juliet”

8 p.m. at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Free admission. For more information, go to


6 August


Hills Are Alive 5K/10K 

The annual Hills Are Alive 5K/10K is back in person, but with a virtual option. In-person runners and walkers will be able to enjoy a scenic trail route that starts and ends at Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. The start time is 8 a.m. The cost is $35 per registrant though Aug. 5 and $40 per registrant the day of race. Proceeds benefit the Pepper Tree Foundation. To register or for more information, go to

Sea Harvest Tasting

Join award-winning chefs for an intimate sea salt and kelp tasting, paired with farm-fresh produce, signature crafted bites and sparkling ONEHOPE Wine, all while learning about Terranea Resort’s sea harvesting process. Terranea’s Sea Salt Conservatory is used to produce Terranea’s signature sea salt and to cure locally grown and foraged kelp. Book at 10 a.m. at Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. $80. 

Bromeliad show and sale

The South Bay Bromeliad Associates annual show and sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the atrium of Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Admission and parking are free. A wide variety of members’ bromeliads will be on display. There will also be an artistic arrangement section and plants for sale. For more information, go to

Guided nature walk

Take a guided nature walk at the George F Canyon Guided Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. A trained naturalist will show participants how to spot a variety of wildlife in this canyon habitat that offers views of the L.A. Basin. Meet at 10:30 a.m. on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Park in the nature preserve lot at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP required. Rain cancels. For more information, go to

“Much Ado About Nothing”

8 p.m. at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Free admission. For more information, go to


13 August


Trail crew class

Join the Peninsula Land Conservancy Land Conservancy for an introductory class to learn how to maintain the peninsula’s trails. Learn about trail building and maintenance, 9 a.m.-noon. Following the course, join the conservancy on the second Saturdays of the month for field training and experience. No experience required. Ages 18 and older. Masks required for the indoor class. Sign up at

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat on the Alta Vicente Reserve, 9 a.m.-noon. The site offers beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at


14 August


South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society

The presenter for August is Ernesto Sandoval, who will give a presentation on feeding succulents. Sandoval is director/manager of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. The meeting is at 1 p.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. For more information, go to

Royal Jubilee Tea Party

Join the Palos Verdes Historical Society for a tea and discussion of jewels. Emily Waterfall, director of jewelry at Bonhams, will discuss provenance, source, determining value, the global jewelry market and more. The tea is 1-4 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost: $95. Proceeds benefit the Palos Verdes Historical Society and the Palos Verdes Art Center. All visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are strongly encouraged. For more information, call Lianne La Reine at 310-490-5335 or the PVAC at 310-541-2479 or email


20 August


Outdoor Volunteer Day 

Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more. 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at

Art Show

The summer Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows will take place Aug. 20-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Malaga Cova Plaza. Presented by the Palos Verdes Art Center artists, there will be paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, wearable art and prints available for sale.  

Guided nature walk 

Take a guided nature walk at the White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Naturalists will guide you along a trail to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat. Enjoy sweeping ocean views. Meet at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Nature Center. Park in the lot at the dead-end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  Reservations not required. For more information, go to


21 August


Live music

5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The final concert in the church’s Summer Sunday Sounds series features Camila Lima, an American/Argentinean soprano, accompanied by pianist and composer Ruy Folguera. Lima made her debut as Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” and since then has starred in several operas and zarzuelas in Europe and the U.S. Admission is free. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and settle in before the show starts at 6:30. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is provided. For more information, go to


28 August


Celebrate Chefs and Cellars

Enjoy tastings from top South Bay restaurants and sip stellar wines, beer and spirits while enjoying ocean views at sunset. Celebrate Chefs and Cellars is from 4-7 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens, 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palos Verdes Art Center. Ages 21 and older. For tickets and more information, go to  PEN


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