October 2022 Peninsula Event Calendar
1 October Saturday
“Brush of Giftedness,” an exhibit of art by Heidi Dong is on display at Peninsula Center Library through Oct. 17. The exhibit features Dong’s interpretations of famous artwork. Dong, a young woman with autism, has been a student of visual art and dance for many years and is the illustrator of Elizabeth Michele Cantine’s book, “Brush of Giftedness,” a collection of original poems about well-known artists.
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and volunteer at the newest restoration site on a breathtaking Abalone Cove coastal reserve. Help eradicate invasive weeds that choke native species. 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Guided Nature Preserve Walk
You will be guided by a trained naturalist to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat with amazing views of the L.A. basin. Meet on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Park in the Preserve lot located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Reservations not required. Rain cancels. 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to pvplc.org.
The Palos Verdes Library District is hosting writing programs and lectures to celebrate National Writing Month. The month will culminate in the publication of an anthology made available to participants. Teens also have the opportunity to participate in a writing contest for a chance to win $50. PVLDWriMo is for teens and adults and all types of writers, from novelists to poets. Write-ins, workshops and lectures will be hosted at all library locations. Registration is open Oct. 1- 22 to participate in the anthology. Visit pvld.org for details.
5 October Wednesday
RPV State of the City, Bohannon Lecture Series
RPV Mayor David Bradley will present “The State of the City in Today’s Economic Climate.” Bradley has been mayor since 2019, and has focused on preserving RPV’s local control, maintaining its semi-rural atmosphere, and land use and development issues. 10:30a.m. at Fred Hesse Park in RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more info.
6 October Thursday
The Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will continue working on its year-long project. Visitors are welcome. Face masks required if not vaccinated.
Square dance lessons
A beginner square dance class starts on Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Drive, Redondo Beach. The first class is free. $8 per class thereafter. For more information, call (424) 262-7782.
7 October Friday, October
The Seaside Beaders, a special interest group of the Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will continue working on a beaded ring. Visitors welcome. Face masks required if not vaccinated.
The South Bay Athletic Club, now in its 57th year, meets weekly on Fridays at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The group has speakers ranging from Rams public address announcer Sam Lagana to Palos Verdes High football coach Guy Gardner. The luncheon is open to the public. $30.
8 October Saturday
Layla Paige and Friends Walk
The annual Layla Paige and Friends Walk for TrinityKids Care, hosted by actor and musician Jack Black, is set for 8 to 11:30 a.m. at a new location: a private resort home overlooking Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates. In addition to a walk along the bluffs, there will be entertainment, food, activity booths, raffle prizes and art created by TrinityKids Care patients and their families. $40 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-17. No charge for children under age 3. Proceeds benefit TrinityKids Care, a hospice and palliative care program for children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. To register, go to providence.org/LaylasWalk.
Volunteer with Rapid Response Team
Work alongside PV Land Conservancy field staff around the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and help protect important wildlife habitat. Help with trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more. No experience needed. Ages 15 and up. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Guided Nature Walk
Take a walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Walk Jack’s Hat Trail on the 191-acre reserve linking the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves. This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful ocean views and native habitat. Moderate to strenuous. at 9 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Come help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat on the 22-acre Alta Vicente restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. Enjoy beautiful views of Catalina Island. Oct. 8 and Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Malaga Cove Lawn Art Show
Visit artists from the Palos Verdes Art Center, exhibiting paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, wearable art and prints. October 8 and 9 are the last days of the year for the Malaga Cove Lawn Art shows. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 October Sunday
Hunter’s Moon yoga
In celebration of the Hunter’s Moon, yoga enthusiasts of all levels are invited to practice yoga under the warm autumn night sky while the bright full moon shines above. Guests are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. $20 charitable donation in support of Cancer Support Community. 7 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by calling The Spa at Terranea Resort at 310-265-2740.
Malaga Cove Lawn Art Show
Sunday, Oct. 9 is the last day of the year for the Malaga Cove Lawn Art shows. Visit the artists exhibiting paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, wearable art and prints. The show is presented by the Palos Verdes Art Center Artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay
The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay’s 40th season opens Oct. 9 with Anna Geniushene on piano performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The season will continue with Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet principal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Nov. 13; Claire Huangci, piano, on Jan. 15; Marcia Dickstein on harp and Philip Vaiman on violin on March 5 and a concert titled, “Beethoven to Broadway,” on April 15. All concerts are at 7 p.m. at Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are $63, plus the facility fee. Subscriptions are available. For tickets, call (310) 544-0403 or visit palosverdesperformingarts.com.
12 October Wednesday
Bohannon Lecture Series-Peninsula Seniors
LA Opera’s community educator, Mary Johnston, returns to discuss the new season’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor in her talk “Marriage, Madness and Murder.” This “dramma tragico” by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti is the tale of Lucia, mourning her mother, tormented by her brother, and sold off into marriage to save the family’s finances. Lucia slips out of sanity as her wedding day approaches-and sees the unthinkable as her only way out. To take place at 10:30a.m. at Fred Hesse Park in RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more information.
15 October Saturday
Wildlife Tracking Training with PVPLC Conservancy
Dedicated volunteers are needed to monitor wild foxes and coyotes in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Ages 16 and up. Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, 8:30–11:30 a.m. 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. Register at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Guided Nature Walk
Naturalists from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will guide you along a White Point preserve trail to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat. Enjoy amazing views across to the ocean. Meet in front of the Nature Center. 10:30 a.m. Park in the lot at the dead-end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Preserve parking available in a gravel lot at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Reservations not required.
Ocean Trails Reserve walk
Join Los Serenos de Point Vicente at the Ocean Trails Reserve for a guided tour led by group docents. The hike will take place through the Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat along the Western Bluff of Trump National Golf Course. Learn about local geology and fall blooming habitat. Stay to watch the sunset from Founders Park. The tour will be 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Meet at 3 p.m. There will be a sign-in table on the sidewalk of the parking lot. This is a moderate hike which involves walking on some unstable surfaces and loose gravel. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring water as there are no drinking fountains on the trails. Park to the left of the Trump National ClubHouse in the public lot at end of Trump National Drive. For more information, call 310-544-5260 or visit losserenos.org/.
19 October Wednesday
Terranea Marketing Director: Bohannon Lecture
Andrea DeKoning, Experiential Marketing Director at Terranea Resort will discuss the upcoming fall and holiday festivities at the famous local resort, and recent organizational changes which will enhance the Terranea experience for local and visiting guests. 10:30 a.m. at Fred Hesse Park in RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more information.
26 October Wednesday
Bohannon Lecture Series in Collaboration with PVAC-Peninsula Seniors
Bruce Dalrymple, President of the Gardena High School Collection board, will discuss PV Art Center’s exhibition, “Gifted: Collecting the Art of California Gardena High School, 1919-1956.” He will chronicle the history of the school’s ambitious art endeavor, its effect on the wider cultural scene in Los Angeles, and the mission to conserve, restore and exhibit the collection, and preserve its unique history. A tour of the exhibit will follow the presentation. This special event will take place at 10:30a.m. at the PV Art Center in RPV. Call (310)-377-3003 for more information.
28 October Friday
Nature & Me Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Recommended for ages 2-5. No reservations required. Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Palos Verdes Library District. 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.. at George F Canyon Nature Center, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates
29 October Saturday
Nature Walk Leader Training
Share your love of nature with your local community by learning how to become a nature walk leader. Help the conservancy host free nature walks at various trails on the Peninsula on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Ages 18 and up. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Register at pvplc.volunteerhub.com. PEN