May 2022 Peninsula Events Calendar

Gary Duke

May 1 


Join Providence TrinityCare Foundation for Sunday by the Sea, a food and wine tasting gala. There will be entertainment, items up for auction, cuisine created by local chefs, fine wines and local craft beers. It all takes place 2-5 p.m. at a private resort home overlooking Lunada Bay. Tickets are $200, with proceeds benefiting the programs of Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Palliative Care. For tickets, call the foundation office at 310-543-3411 or go to

Pastoral Garden-to-Table Dining Experience

Hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort, Pastoral will highlight the necessity of butterflies, birds and other pollinators and the ways in which we can reverse the dramatic decline in their populations by creating way-stations with native plants and wildflowers and restoring others. Terranea Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan will present the event’s garden-to-table menu, which features low carbon footprint courses paired with a selection of wines. The dinner is from 5-9 p.m. Sponsorship and tickets are available at 

“West Side Story” 

The in-person, professional production opened April 29 and continues through May 8 at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Times are 2 p.m. on May 1, 7:30 p.m. on May 6, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and 2 p.m. on May 8. For tickets, go to


May 7

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat at Alta Vicente Reserve, a 22-acre restoration site that offers beautiful views of Catalina Island. The event is from 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at

Guided Nature Walk

Participants will be guided by a trained naturalist in discovering a variety of wildlife. The site has amazing views of the LA Basin. The walk is at 10:30 a.m. Meet on the back deck of the George F. Canyon Nature Center, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Parking will be available in the Preserve lot. No RSVP required. Rain cancels. For more information, go to the Guided Nature Walks in the Public Activities section at


May 8 

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society

The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1 p.m. on May 8 in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Gary Duke will present “Northern Argentina Cacti and Succulent in Habitat.” Duke will show photos of 31 cacti genera and 15 succulent genera that he spotted in his travels in northern Argentina in November 2021. For more information, go to


May 13

Levanté 1: Online Video Retreat Program

This is the first of Fr. Michael Fish’s new online retreat series designed to help people find the divine in everyday life. Levanté 1 can be viewed at home. It includes an introduction video by Fish, five “day” retreat videos, a bonus sixth “day” retreat video and a video conclusion, all featuring Fish. Each video series will be available for a limited time. In Levanté 1, Fish takes viewers along during the first five days of his trek across Spain on the Camino Levanté. The cost is $250. To purchase a video access pass, go to

Enhanced Retreat Experience
Once you have purchased access to Levanté 1, instead of viewing at home, you can choose the option of joining others and viewing on site at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Enjoy journaling, walking the center’s labyrinth and group sharing, as well as periods of silence. In-person space is limited. The cost, including all meals, is single room $300; shared room $200; commuter $150.

“Sleeping Beauty”

Tickets are on sale to Peninsula School of Performing Arts’ full-length production of the ballet, “The Sleeping Beauty.” Showtimes are 7 p.m. on May 13, 2 and 7 p.m. on May 14 and 2 p.m. on May 15 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills. Each show will begin with 20 to 30 minutes of the school’s youngest dancers. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 students 17 and are available at the Norris Theatre box office or by calling 310-544-0403. For more information, go to


May 14

Guided Nature Walk — Forested Reserve

Appreciate some of the best wildflower viewing and dramatic geological formations on the cliffs of this former basalt quarry.  See the faults, folds and igneous intrusions visible in the sedimentary bedding. The walk is at 9 a.m. Moderate to strenuous. Sign up at


May 21

Mental health awareness

NAMIWALKS Your Way Los Angeles County, a mental health awareness and fundraising event, is set for May 21 at Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. All are welcome to join the walk or cheer on those putting one foot in front of the other. The event is from 8-11 a.m. For more information, go to

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Get outdoors and make a difference by helping the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy remove invasive grasses at White Point Nature Preserve. The event is from 9 a.m.– noon. Sign up at



July 5 – Aug. 16 

Camp Chillin’

LA Kings Ice will hold Camp Chillin,’ featuring skating with a coach and ice camp activities, July 5-Aug. 16 at Promenade on the Peninsula for ages 6-12. Camp is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with full-day and half-day options available. The cost is $60 full day, $30 half day. Multi week rates are discounted. For more information, go to


June 27 – July 1, Aug. 8 – 12

Hockey camp

LA Kings Ice is offering two sessions of Palos Verdes Summer Hockey Camps — June 27-July 1 and Aug. 8-12 — at Promenade on the Peninsula for ages 5-15. Both sessions are from 8:45-11:45 a.m. Full equipment and basic skating experience required. The camp format includes basic skills development, skating, stick handling, shooting and passing. The fee is $460/player, $125 goalie. Register at For more information, go to


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