November 2021 Calendar
The First Thursday ArtWalk in San Pedro is set for 6-9 p.m. Art galleries and studios on Pacific Avenue, Mesa, 7th and 6th streets are participating. There will also be outdoor music and food trucks. For more information, go to sanpedrowaterfrontartsdistrict.com.
Virtual author talk
The Peninsula Land Conservancy will host a live virtual event with Catherine Raven, a former park ranger and author of “Fox & I — An Uncommon Friendship,” at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 310-541-7613 or go to pvplc.org/calendar/.
The Beaders Group of the Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will be working on a new seed bead project. Vaccinated visitors welcome. Face masks required.
“Toast on the Coast,” Peninsula Education Foundation’s first community wide outdoor festival, will feature premium food and beverages, live music and ocean views. The fundraiser will be held from noon-5 p.m. at Roessler Point in Palos Verdes Estates. General admission is $125. For tickets and more information, go to toastonthecoastpv.com.
Daylight Savings Time ends. Make sure to move your clocks back one hour. Mornings will be sunnier but sunsets will start happening at 4:55 p.m.
Under the direction of guest conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, the Peninsula Symphony Association will perform with soloist Erika UzCa at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Redondo Union High School auditorium. Admission and parking are free. The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 6:15 p.m. for association members and guest-pass holders. Audience members must be vaccinated. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320 or go to pensym.org.
The Pastel Society of Southern California’s 12th annual gallery exhibition will be held at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 117, in Rolling Hills Estates. The exhibition opens tonight and continues through Nov. 28. More than a hundred original framed artwork will be on display. Most will be for sale. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Reception and awards show from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 13. A pastel art demonstration is planned.
“Upside of Aging”
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Village’s fifth annual “Upside of Aging” event will feature a conversation with Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks, a Manifesto Against Ageism.” This free virtual event is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. on Nov. 10. For registration information, call Marianne Propst at 310-991-3324 or email email@example.com. For more information, go to peninsulavillage.net.
Veterans Day tribute, bbq
The Redondo Beach Veterans Day Tribute is set for 1 p.m on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue hosted by Redondo Elks Lodge No. 1378, located at 315 Esplanade. The Veterans Day Tribute will include reflection, remembrances and commentary. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, other local elected officials and military dignitaries will participate. Music will be provided by the 40th Infantry Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps JROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Boy Scouts will provide support. For more information, go to RBVeteransMemorial.com.
Special Children’s League will host its fall benefit beginning with an online auction with more than a hundred items ranging from vintage wine selections to vacation get-aways. The auction opens today and runs through Nov. 21. In addition, a virtual tea party will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19. This annual event raises funds to support individuals with developmental disabilities. For online event, auction or SCL product sales, go to sclsouthbay.org.
The word mandala is from Sanskrit and means circle. A circle is a symbol of wholeness. This workshop with Rev. Paula Vukmanic will engage the experience of the mandala with a variety of mediums and papers. 9 a.m.-noon, at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost: $40 per person (all materials included). To register or for more information, go to maryjoseph.org.
Take a walk, guided by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, at White Point Nature Preserve. Walk through restored coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. 9 a.m. Nov. 13. Easy to moderate. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks.
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. The presenter is Joe Stead, who will give a talk on propagation. Stead is an instructor in the horticulture department at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. For the Zoom link to the meeting, go to the Events page at southcoastcss.org.
The Chamber Orchestra of South Bay, under the direction of Frances Steiner, presents Grammy winner Jason Vieaux performing works of Mosart, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Myers and Britten. Pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $63. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr, RHE. www.mycosb.org for tickets or more information.
Citizen of the Year
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses and awards its Citizen of the Year today beginning at 11:30 a.m. $95 for Chamber members, $120 for non. Trump National Golf Course, 1 Trump National Dr.. RPV. 310-377-8111 for tickets or more information.
Special Children’s League will host its fall benefit with a virtual afternoon tea at 2 p.m. There will be an opportunity drawing, as well. This annual event raises funds to support individuals with developmental disabilities. This year’s benefit features an online auction with more than a hundred items ranging from vintage wine selections to vacation get-aways. The auction is open Nov. 12-21. The league encourages supporters to host small home gatherings to view the afternoon tea program. “Tea Party in a Box” kits, available on the league website, include tea sandwiches, scones, fruit salad, desserts, tea and a bottle of champagne. A kit serves four and costs $150. To order a kit, participate in the online auction or for SCL product sales go to sclsouthbay.org.
Peninsula School of Performing Arts will present live performances of “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 17 and under.
For tickets, call the Norris Theater box office at 310-544-0403.
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next virtual Family Nature Club, when the topic will be spiders. Learn about local and non-local spiders and do a fun spider craft. 9 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.org/event/fncnov21.
Los Serenos hosts a hike along the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Tour the tide pools teeming with fascinating marine life. 2 p.m. Low tide (-0.2) is at 3:58 pm. Moderate to strenuous. Walk takes approximately 2 hours. Wear sun protection and bring water. Call 310-544-5375 for more information and/or directions or visit www.losserenos.org. PEN