June 2023 Peninsula Event Calendar
1 June, Thursday
Kids Summer Read-a-Palooza
May 30-Aug. 13 at the Palos Verdes Library District. For kids in TK-5th grade. Information: pvld.org
Antiques Show & Sale
St. Francis Episcopal Church will host its 52nd annual antiques show and sale. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular event features top dealers from Northern and Southern California and Arizona who will display and sell an array of 18th, 19th and early 20th century furniture, silver, prints, jewelry, china, pottery, rugs, Asian antiques, vintage Americana and more. In addition to antiques, the show features the Harvest Cupboard with tasty homemade offerings and the Garden Gazebo with plants and ornaments, patio luncheons and English afternoon tea. 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, call 310-375-4617 or visit stfrancispalosverdes.org.
2 June, Friday
Volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Rapid Response Team Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Work alongside the field staff at the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve to help protect wildlife habitat. Help with trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more. Students can receive community service hours. No experience needed. Ages 15 and older. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
3 June, Saturday
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and volunteer at a breathtaking Abalone Cove Reserve, where you will help restore wildlife habitat. Students can receive community service hours. 9 a.m.-noon. Also Saturday, June 24. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
Guided Family Walk
You will be guided by a trained Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy naturalist to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat, which also offers amazing views of the L.A. Basin. Meet on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Parking in Preserve lot located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. 10:30 a.m. No RSVP required. Rain cancels.
4 June, Sunday
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Help care for the gardens at White Point Nature Preserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.9 a.m. to noon. Also, June 25. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
The South Bay Bromeliad club’s speaker is Cristy Brenner, a retired geography professor. Brenner will present a slide program featuring her favorite bromeliad photographs. The meeting is at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. In addition to the presentation, there will be refreshments, a members’ Show and Tell and plant auction.
7 June, Wednesday
The Peninsula Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series begins with Coffee Social at 10:15 a.m., At 10:30 local fitness business owner and personal trainer Bruno Perron will share how brain and body activities can help you enjoy an active life to live healthy, longer. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: 310-377-3003.
9 June, Friday
Street Fair and Music Fest
Enjoy carnival rides, vendors and live music. Free admission and free parking. Through Sunday, June 11 at 501 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: palosverdeschamber.com.
10 June, Saturday
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat on the 22-acre Alta Vicente Reserve restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. Enjoy beautiful views of Catalina Island. 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
Guided Nature Walk
Situated in the Abalone Cove Reserve and located between Portuguese Point and Inspiration Point, the secluded Sacred Cove features wonderful rock formations edged with tide pools and a channel into a sea cave. Moderate to strenuous. Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Native plant sales
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s monthly plant sales are back. The first sale this month is at George F Canyon., 1:30 -2:30 p.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East.
Join the Palos Verdes Library District for its seventh YSPS (Your Story is the Community’s Story) public scanning event to collect images and documents that tell the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You are encouraged to share photos representing your life or your family’s life on the Peninsula, whether very recently or from long ago. Project staff will scan up to five photos on the spot, so you don’t have to part with your originals. All scanned material becomes part of PVLD’s digital archives and available at palosverdeshistory.org. There will be a kick-off event from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, call 310-377-9584, ext. 217 or visit pvld.org/dop.
“Michael Davis: Perception” is on display at the Palos Verdes Art Center through July 8. The artwork includes works intended to be viewed with 3D glasses, which the PVAC will provide. An artist reception will be held June 10, 6-9 p.m., at the art center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: pvartcenter.org.
Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash will headline Gathering for the Grand 2023. The show is at 8 p.m. at the Warner Grand Theatre. Dress as your favorite rock star and celebrate the theater’s past, present and future. Proceeds benefit Grand Vision Foundation’s performing arts and music education programs. 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets: grandvision.org/all-tickets.
11 June, Sunday
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, under the direction of Allan Petker, presents beloved American songs by icons Stephen Foster, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Billy Joel and more. 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive,Torrance. Admission: $35 and $25 (students). Free parking.
13 June, Tuesday
Virtual book discussion
Redondo Beach senior librarian Erin Schoonover will lead a discussion of “Trust” by Hernan Diaz at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free, but registration is required. To register for Zoom programs at the library, visit redondo.org/library. Click on the Events Calendar. Click on the date of the program you want to attend. Click on “register for this event” and type in your name and email address. After registering, you will receive an email invitation for the event.
14 June, Wednesday
The Peninsula Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series begins with Coffee Social at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 LA Opera will provide a speciality opera talk. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: 310-377-3003.
15 June, Thursday
Neil Diamond tribute
Peninsula Seniors will return to Almansor Court in Alhambra for a tribute to chart-topping songwriter Neil Diamond. The afternoon begins with a waiter-served, three-course lunch with wine. Peninsula Seniors members: $164. Guest with member: $174. Non-members: $184. Call 310-377-3003 for more info and to RSVP.
17 June, Saturday
Docent Guided Nature Walk at Alta Vicente Reserve
As walkers explore the native coastal sage scrub habitat, they will also have the opportunity to see concrete observation stations built in the late 1920s to support the 14” guns at Ft. MacArthur, view what remains of a dual 6” gun battery built during World War II and visit one of the best preserved Cold War-era Nike missile launch sites in the country. This is a moderate to strenuous hike. Free admission. Meet at 9 a.m. by the flagpole at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Information: losserenos.org.
Art on the Lawn
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints. Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the city of Palos Verdes Estates on Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. Free parking.
Guided Family Walk
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy naturalists will guide you along a trail to discover a unique variety of wildlife in the White Point coastal sage scrub habitat with amazing views across to the ocean. Meet in front of the Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike. Reservations not required. 10:30 a.m. Preserve parking available at the end of the street in a gravel lot at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.
To celebrate the Palos Verdes Peninsula 100th anniversary, the Palos Verdes Library District invites you to explore the Peninsula and get to know its treasures. Join a Peninsula-wide open house and come inside the many places you pass by every day and some you probably didn’t even know were here. Participating locations include the George F Canyon Nature Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates and the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro, along with historic points of interest, cultural locales and military sites. Pick up your “passport” and get a stamp at each place you visit. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Information: pvld.org/dop.
Concert in the Park
The concert features The Band Remix, an ‘80s and ‘90s funk and R&B revue. There will also be food trucks, a beer and wine booth, giveaways, crafts and inflatables for kids. Bring beach chairs and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of live music at this free family event. 4-6 p.m. at the Ken Dyda Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Presented by the Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Department.
18 June, Sunday
The series opens with Nicole Henry and her jazz quintet. 3:30 p.m. at the Harylne J. Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets: palosverdesperformingarts.com.
21 June, Wednesday
The Peninsula Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series begins with Coffee Social at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 music appreciation lecturers Ann and Lee Strong will present a special talk to celebrate the season. Various pieces of music will be discussed on this first day of summer. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: 310-377-3003.
Learn about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village, an organization dedicated to creating a sense of community for older adults living on the Peninsula. Its goal is to create connections, foster friendships and provide volunteer support for members. There will be an information session at 11 a.m. in the Purcell Room of the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, call 310-991-3324, visit peninsulavillage.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 June, Thursday
Movies at the Library
Enjoy a free film on the fourth Thursday of the month at the library. June’s movie is “A League of their Own.” 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.
23 June, Friday
The Riviera Village Summer Festival is back for a 45th year. Enjoy artisan and craft vendors, a beer garden, live music, rides, food and more. Through June 25. Free admission. Hours: Friday, June 23: 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 24: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, June 25: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: rivieravillage.net/2023-summer-festival.
Tribute band The Frontiers is bringing the music of Journey to the Outdoor Pavilion Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. 501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets: palosverdesperformingarts.com.
24 June, Saturday
Summer Bloom! Post Pandemic Growth with Nature
You survived the pandemic and now is the time to bloom. Deepen your relationship with nature as a spiritual practice. You will experience exercises in mental wellness, nature awareness, post traumatic growth and spirituality. In addition, you will learn how to bring nature into your home and where to find high quality places of nature this summer. 9 a.m.-noon at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verde. Cost: $40 per person. Online registration: maryjoseph.org/event/summer-bloom-post-pandemic-growth-with-nature.
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and volunteer at Abalone Cove Reserve, where you will help restore wildlife habitat. Students can receive community service hours. 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
Native plant sales
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s monthly plant sales are back. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro.
25 June, Sunday
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Help care for the gardens at White Point Nature Preserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more. 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.
Symphony music concert
The Peninsula Symphony Association will perform “Transatlantic Symphonic Dances” at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-concert lecture for members at 6:15 p.m. The concert program includes pieces from Europe and the America’s. David Cubek will conduct. Cameron Akioka, 2023 Knox winner, will solo. Free admission. Redondo Union High School auditorium, 631 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. For more concert and membership information, call the Peninsula Symphony Association at 310-544-0320, visit pensym.org or email music.pensym@verizon.
28 June, Wednesday
Dreams come true
The Peninsula Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series begins with Coffee Social at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 Lt. Col. D’Ann Chester from the NASA JPL Speakers Bureau will discuss her dream of space flight that became a reality. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: 310-377-3003.
30 June, Friday
Full moon walk
Full moon walks are back for the summer at George F Canyon. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at 8:30 p.m. for a naturalist-guided experience on a moonlit trail to see nature’s nocturnal sights. Ages 8 and older. $12 per person. Reservations required. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar. PEN