Peninsula June 2018 Event Calendar
Peninsula Seniors offers weekly and periodic activities and services that enhance and enrich the lives of senior adults living on the Peninsula and in the surrounding community.Call the Center for more information 310-377-3003 or for a newsletter go to: pvseniors.org.
Palos Verdes Land Conservancy
Volunteering with the Conservancy is a rewarding way to give back to the local community and environment. Escape the hustle and stress of the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. By giving your time and energy, you will be rewarded with the knowledge you have made a difference and helped the Conservancy fulfill its mission to preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of everyone. In addition to volunteer opportunities the Conservancy hosts hikes, native plant sales, story times and more. Go to PVPLC.org.
Saturday, June 2
National Trails volunteer
Celebrate National Trails Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve, Ishibashi Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes, by helping to repair trails and close social trails on this beautiful 900 acre reserve to promote responsible recreation! No experience needed. There is a small hike to the restoration site (15 minutes) and the event is not recommended for small children or disabled persons. At 9 a.m. – noon. For more information and to sign up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Blue Butterfly and Bagel breakfast
At George F Canyon, 10 a.m. Enjoy a family friendly morning of art, storytelling, music, easy habitat restoration and butterfly spotting. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Premier Steely Dan tribute band Pretzel Logic delivers the complex musicianship, tricky harmonies and unforgettable hooks of Steely Dan’s greatest hits. From their rock guitar licks to jazzy horn lines, enjoy legendary hits like Do It Again, Reelin’ in the Years, and Rikki Don’t Lose That Number and many more! Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro. 8 p.m., for tickets go to grandvision.org or 310-833-4813.
Sunday June 3
Lunada Bay Volunteer Day
Please join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association from 9 a.m. – noon to help work on a new pilot project to restore attractive, locally native, drought tolerant plants to open space areas in Lunada Bay. All ages and skill levels. Sign up at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Tuesday, June 5
Bettolino Kitchen Giving
For the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Go Italian on Tuesdays in June and a percentage of the sales from your delicious meal will be donated to the Conservancy for protecting the Peninsula’s unique areas and restoring native vegetation where rare wildlife can thrive. Bettolino Kitchen, 211 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach. Reservations: 310-375-0500.
Wednesday, June 6
Seniors Lecture Series
From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at the forefront of the animation medium, yet their extraordinary contributions have largely gone unrecognized. Join author/historian Mindy Johnson as she pulls back the celluloid curtain on the rich ‘her-story’ of women in animation, How Women Transformed Walt Disney’s Animation. Mindy is a frequent speaker and writer on early cinema, animation, women’s history, and creativity. Sponsored by Belmont Village. At Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 10:30 a.m. Website: pvseniors.org.
Tales between Tides deadline
Prschool children (ages 3-5) are invited to discover the wonders along the shore at Cabrillo Beach with hands-on exploration, stories, and puppets in “Tales Between the Tides” classes. Today is the deadline for sign-ups. THe 2-day sessions are from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and are offered June 19 and 20; June 21 and 22; August 21 and 22 or August 23 and 24. Cost is $26 ($24 for members). (310) 548-7562 or cabrillomarineaquarium.org 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
Thursday, June 7
New Neighbors Club
A social and charitable women’s organization open to all new and current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, New Neighbors Club’s next general meeting will be at 10 a.m. in the Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE. For more information, please visit newneighborspv.wixsite.com/website.
Are you a musician? Singer/songwriter? Poet? South Bay’s Open Mic at the Grand Annex is dedicated to showcasing, connecting and providing a creative outlet for musicians and spoken word artists. Every first Thursday of the month, in conjunction with the San Pedro Arts District’s First Thursday ArtWalk, the Grand Annex in San Pedro opens its stage. Sign-up begin at 6:30 p.m. $5 Entrance includes voucher for one beer, wine or soft drink and snack. All Ages Event / 21+ for the bar. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro.
Friday, June 8
Nature & Me Storytime
At George F Canyon, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. PVLD librarian Marisa Perley shares books that open children’s eyes to the natural world all around them. Ages 2-5. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information email: email@example.com.
Saturday, June 9
Guided Nature Walk
By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Portuguese Bend Reserve, Ishibashi Trail, Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. Hike Burma Road to Rattlesnake Trail. Enjoy views of Altamira Canyon. This is a strenuous walk. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 310-541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/_events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.
Outdoor Volunteer Day
At Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Family Science, Storytime
At George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join us in the nature center for hands-on science-based activities where children of all ages can learn about one of the unique animal species that make their canyon their home. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. For more information, contact 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
At the White Point Nature Center & Preserve, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings. Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs. Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org Events & Activities.
Tell ‘em Joe sent ya
The South Bay Coastliners Chorus present Scarface, The Musical, featuring Ready Willing & Mabel and the Rockin’ Moroccans! Come to the “Polyester Club,” a pop-up speakeasy for two weekends only: June 9th & 16th from 7-10 p.m. and June 10th & 17th at 2 p.m. In addition to swanky entertainment, there will be prohibition era crafted giggle water, wine and beer along with bar snacks and desserts. And a COSTUME CONTEST EVERY SHOW with prizes for the best costume!! Don’t fret, the fuzz were paid off. A single ticket $30; table of 4 $100; table of 6 is $150. The Polyester Club may be found at 20795 S. Main St., Carson. Tickets available at coastliners.tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849.
Sunday, June 10
Los Cancioneros Spring Concert
Under the direction of artistic director Allan Robert Petker, “Songs Across the Footlights”. At Armstrong Theater – Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, 7 p.m.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale is a mixed chorus that performs in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its repertoire ranges from classical to modern. The music that has filled the Broadway stage for the last century echoes the heartbeat of our nation. Come enjoy an evening with us, and immerse yourself in the songs that have voiced our passions, struggles, and triumphs. General admission is $25, and parking is free. Student tickets are discounted at $15 per ticket. Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting Diana 310-779-3072 or from the theater box office 310-781-7171.
Wednesday, June 13
Woman’s Club lunch
Students receiving scholarships will be introduced and the philanthropy recipients announced. Noon at the Rolling Hills Country Club, 1 Chandler Ranch Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Cost of the luncheon is $38. For reservations and information call 310-378-1349.
Seniors Lecture Series
Join Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) Conservation Director Adrienne Mohan speaking on Why Land Conservation Matters – a look at the conservation priorities around the Palos Verdes Peninsula and what the Land Conservancy is doing to help recover protected wildlife species and how the community is helping these efforts. Adrienne oversees the Stewardship Program staff and conservation projects including habitat restoration, species protection, and management of the Preserves and open spaces. 10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. pvseniors.org.
Friday, June 15
New West with Sara Gazarek
As one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world New West Guitar Group, featuring Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm, performs recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and laid-back virtuosity combining acoustic and electric guitars. 8 p.m. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro. For tickets go to grandvision.org or 310-833-4813.
Meet the grunion
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium hosts a Grunion Run 8 p.m. to midnight. A film on grunion begins at 9 p.m. in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Prior to the predicted run, everyone will gather on the beach to awaiyt the grunion. The program cist is $5 for adults and $1 for seniors and students, and children. Warm clothing is recommended. 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. (310) 548-7562 or cabrillomarineaquarium.org for more info.
Saturday, June 16
Family Volunteer Day
Put on your grubbies and take part in a kid-friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track wildlife. Children of all ages will begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation. 10 – 11 a.m. Free. George F Canyon Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, contact 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Family Nature Walk
Naturalist led walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years. Then walk the preserve’s paths through exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the Education Center with activities for all ages. This is a moderate walk. 9 a.m. Free. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information, contact 310-561-0917.
Last chance to catch
The Polyester Club, a pop-up speakeasy, will host South Bay Coastliners Chorus’s Scarface, The Musical, featuring Ready Willing & Mabel and the Rockin’ Moroccans! 7-10 p.m. or tomorrow at 2-5p.m. In addition to swanky entertainment, prohibition era-crafted giggle water, wine and beer, snacks and desserts. There will be a costume contest with prizes! Don’t fret, the fuzz was paid off. $30; table of 4 $100; table of 6 is $150. The Polyester Club is at 20795 S. Main St., Carson. Coastliners.tix.com or call 1-800-595-4849.
Sunday, June 17
Peninsula Symphony features Knox Winner, Victor Shlyakhtenko
The Peninsula Symphony’s final concert of its 51st season features sixteen-year-old pianist Victor Shlyakhtenko performing Franz Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in E-flat major, S. 124. Shlyakhtenko was the first place winner of the Peninsula Symphony’s 2018 Edith Knox Young Artists Performance Competition. He has been studying piano under the direction of Teresa de Jong Pombo since the age of five. He is currently a recipient of the Richard D. Colburn Scholarship at the Colburn School. Most recently, Victor was selected as a Young Scholar by Lang Lang International Music Foundatio and will be a part of the class of 2018-20. Also included in this “mostly Mozart” concert: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K.546 and Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”) by Mozart and Overture to Mozart by Reynaldo Hahn. The doors open at 6 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. a pre-concert lecture by Maestro Berkson (for members only) is offered. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Concert & parking are free. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach (PCH at Diamond). For further information: 310-544-0320, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Pensym.org.
Monday June 18
Adult Summer Session
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District-Adult Education, Summer 2018 Session begins. Classes include: Decorative Painting, Learn To Speak English, Italian-All Levels, Spanish-All Levels. Exercise classes included are: Zumba, NIA, Pilates, Yoga Beginning-Level I-Intermediate, Mind, Body & Spirit workout, Gentle Yoga, Yogilates, Yoga Stretch & Meditation, Group Golf Lessons, Computer classes include: Computer Basic, I-Pad Basics and Internet Basics, Beginning Computer, plus much more. For more information or to request summer flyer please call: 310-541-7626 x289 or visit www.pvpusd.net/adulted. Most classes held at Rancho Del Mar High/Adult Education Campus: 38 Crest Road West. Rolling Hills.
Wednesday, June 20
Wild Bird Walk
Explore the birds making a home in the White Point Nature Preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners. The program is free. All ages welcome. 8:30 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Seniors Lecture Series
On August 12, 1819, the Whaling Ship Essex left Nantucket for a voyage around Cape Horn to the mid-Pacific and never returned. It was rammed by a sperm whale. The entire crew escaped in the whale boats and some survived a 3 month long ordeal in the open boats. Jim Shneer returns to explore the Essex story in depth and will explain the linkages between it and Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. Jim is a retired engineering manager and has been a docent at the Point Vincente Interpretive Center for 10 years. He is also the author of a number of books including four on naval and military history. 10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. pvseniors.org.
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
Palos Verdes Art Center 2018 Summer Art Show
Malaga Cove Lawn art show
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Malaga Cove Lawn Show. Palos Verdes Art Center Artists, Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates (Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Corta & Via Chico Palos Verdes Estates). Paintings, Jewelry, Ceramics, Wearable Art, Photography and Prints by many top local Artists. Follow us on Facebook at “Malaga Cove Lawn Show.”
Saturday, June 23
Caring for the Earth
Join Jennifer Allen, author of Malama Honua: Hokule’a – A Voyage of Hope who will share her insights and experiences during a 60,000 mile journey, navigated only by the stars, the birds, the wind, and the sea and its mission to nurture worldwide sustainability. 11 a.m. Free.White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information, 310-541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp.
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 9 a.m. – noon. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Native Plant Sale
Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. Noon – 2 p.m. White Point Nature Preserve,1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 310-561-0917.
Sunday, June 24
Outdoor Concert Series
The Neighborhood Church’s Summer concert series returns for another season, kicking off with Kent Jenkins, aka Snubby J! Kent is a LA based musician, creator and entertainer known for his performances with the RImbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe Instrument built with his father. He has been featured in TEDx Talks and on numerous TV shows including ABC’s revival of The Gong. Enjoy a BYO picnic at 6 p.m. and free concert at 7 p.m. No tickets or reservations are required— just pack a picnic, grab a few friends, come on down and enjoy the show! Seating provided. A freewill offering will be collected. The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. ncpve.org.
Wellness in the Garden
Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach for the 22nd annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts. 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. 3-7 p.m.
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. Highlights include a six course chef’s dinner for 10 from The Strand House with wine pairing presented in their wine cellar, two hours of flight time for 7 passengers on Net Jets Cessna XLS/Excel, and an exciting ride on the new Goodyear Blimp.
Proceeds benefit the more than 200 free programs per month offered by Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. Tickets are $150 per person (guests must be 21 and older), and can be purchased online by visiting CelebrateWellness.org or by calling 310-376-3550. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The first of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church’s free Garden Concerts for 2018 will feature the Helix Collective from 5 to 7 p.m. This quartet – Sarah Robinson, flute; Phil Popham, oboe; Katie Norring, piano; Lorry Black, percussion – will serve as narrator/performer to present L. A. Stories by accomplished writers and composers to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles through storytelling and music that create vignettes about surviving and thriving in our city. Come early to picnic in the lovely garden. Dessert and coffee are hosted by St. Luke’s located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information: 310-377-2825, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. M-F, email@example.com, stlukespresbyterian.com.
Tuesday, June 26
Ildy Lee, a charismatic television, stage and film personality who sings in twelve languages will be performing a Candlelight Concert at Wayfarers Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 For tickets and info. call 310-377-1650 x2 10 a.m.-5 p.m. any day of the week. ADDRESS
Wednesday, June 27
All Mac/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome to a free presentation on a subject of interest to all Mac users. 6:30 p.m., Beginners Q & A, 8 p.m., presentation. Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd. For more info 310-644-3315, firstname.lastname@example.org or sbamug.com.
4th Wednesday Bird Walk
At George F Canyon Preserve presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 8:30 a.m. Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon. Program is free and all ages welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
Seniors Lecture Series
Colonel Robert Ettinger (Ret.) will discuss the factors that led to the development of the Ettinger Total Luck Quotient, a theory based on the assumption that each person has just a certain amount of luck, and that luck can be spent in numerous ways. This story is based on live, real time, full-scale, repeatable test results. It is an exciting story. It has something for everyone: supersonic fighter aircraft, thunderstorms, pitch black night, 15 foot waves, 56 degrees water and brave sailors of the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency. 10:30 a.m. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. pvseniors.org.
Saturday, June 30
Outdoor Volunteer Day
At Native Plant Nursery, 9 a.m. – noon. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by Wednesday, June 27. Sign up at pvplc.org.