Peninsula Calendar: April 2021

Wednesday, March 31

Mac Users Group

Zoom meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with Beginners Q & A, followed by a main presentation on a subject of interest to all Mac users. Free. The South Bay Apple Mac Users Group has been around for over 30 years. All Mac/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome. For more information see sbamug.com or @sbamug, 310-644-3315, or info@sbamug.com.

Thursday, April 1

Terranea to-go

Leave the cooking to some bunny else this year with Passover and Easter to-go meals from Terranea. Vegetarian Easter to-go meals and Easter sweets from the Terranea Bake Shop are also available. Deadline is today for pick up April 3-4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices range from $150-$550. Please visit store.terranea.com/collections/meals-to-go.

Earth Day at Terranea

Throughout April, Terranea Resort invites guests and community members to celebrate the bounty of Southern California. Visitors can enjoy self-guided nature walks, environmentally friendly art projects, DIY planting kits, coastal kayaking clean-up adventures, and more. The eco-focused activities in honor of Earth Month support the resort’s unparalleled coastal surroundings and give back to local non-profit organizations. 

DIY Native Garden: Guests may bring a native coastal seed kit home and create their own spring garden in celebration of Earth Month. Planting kits include native seeds, soil, biodegradable mini pot, and directions with donations benefiting PVPLC. $10 suggested donation. Available at Pointe Discovery.

Self-guided nature walks: Terranea is home to many beautiful species of native plants and animals. Explore the scenic property with a Self-Guided Nature Walk and learn more about the wildlife in the region, as well as the history of the resort. This walk contains many photo opportunities and is fun for all ages. Map available at Pointe Discovery.

Suzie Blue Butterfly cookie kit: Guests may learn about the local and endangered Palos Verdes Blue butterfly species while creating their own delicious treats to-go. Pick up a cookie decorating kit complete with cookies, icing, and fun facts about the Palos Verdes Blue butterfly. $45 at Sea Beans. For more information about Terranea and to make reservations, please visit www.terranea.com/spring or call (866) 261-5873.

Saturday, April 3

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Eradicate invasive weeds around newly restored habitat atop the breathtaking coastal bluffs at Abalone Cove Reserve with the PVP Land Conservancy. 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com/event/9ef65354-1915-4e09-adda-122145dca719.

Sunday, April 4

Destination dining

Fresh air and culinary delights go hand in hand with Terranea’s variety of dining options. With scenic views of the Pacific, indoor, and al fresco experiences, each restaurant provides service that is both comfortable and enjoyable, and can be found throughout the expansive resort. Easter offerings include mar’sel brunch and Lobby Bar & Terrace, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nelson’s noon to 8 p.m.; Catalina Kitchen noon to 9 p.m. and bashi noon to 10 p.m. For more information about Terranea and to make reservations, please visit www.Terranea.com or call (866) 261-5873.

Wednesday, April 7

Students got talent?

PVPUSD students interested in showcasing their talents are encouraged to enter the Peninsula Education Foundation’s Student Musicians Contest by submitting a video of themselves performing a song to help@pvpef.org. Winners will have their performances be a part of the PEF’s Main Event Live fundraiser. Contest details and rules can be found at PVPEF.org

Saturday, April 17

PVPLC Outdoor Volunteer Day 

Help restore habitat for wildlife such as the rare gnatcatcher and cactus wren on the beautiful 55-acre Alta Vicente nature reserve across from the Point Vicente Lighthouse. 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Sunday, April 18

Virtually Guided nature tour

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for a virtual guided tour of the Alta Vicente Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes at 1:30 p.m. Explore the beautiful native wildflowers, rare animals and discover the historic features of the area, such as the Japanese farm lands and military sites along trails with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. This special edition is produced in partnership with the Palos Verdes Library Series “Pedal PV.” Palos Verdes Library District’s local history librarian, Monique Sugimoto, will join a live Q&A following the tour. RSVP for the Zoom Link at: pvplc.org/calendar/guided nature walks.

Monday, April 19

It’s a classic

Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital is pleased to once again host the annual charity golf tournament, the Seahorse Classic, now in its 31st year. Held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, all proceeds from the Seahorse Classic will go to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The day’s activities begin at 8 a.m. and include a scramble golf format with tee times, gourmet boxed lunches, hole-in-one opportunities, skins game, raffle, online auction and post-round alfresco cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For corporate sponsor opportunities, please visit: pcch.net. To register for the tournament, visit SeahorseClassic.com.

Wednesday, April 21

Main Event auction

PEF’s Main Event extensive online auction goes live today at 8 a.m. through May 1. Log on to www.maineventauction.com for your chance to bid on a spectacular array of collectible wines and spirits, local wine getaways and more. The highly anticipated live auction includes an exclusive membership to the Portuguese Bend Beach Club, a stay at the Beach House in Hermosa Beach, special dining, and vacation experiences. For more information on the Peninsula Education Foundation, how to register for the Main Event, or how you can help, please call (310) 378.2278, visit PVPEF.org or email kristin@pvpef.org.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day art

Paying tribute to the majestic ocean and sea life, guests at Terranea may create their own picture frames using seashells (ethically manufactured), stones, and sand. This family-friendly art project can be created on-the-go at the resort or at home. All proceeds benefit Art to Grow On, a local woman-owned business that serves the creative development needs of schoolchildren in the local area. $18. Available at Pointe Discovery. www.terranea.com/spring or (866) 261-5873.

Kelp Forest Cleanup Kayak Tour

Kayak with a purpose and celebrate Earth Month while helping maintain the coastline. Terranea guests may assist in collecting litter along the pristine Marine Protected Area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Ages 8 and up. Advance reservations required. All equipment provided. Weather dependent. $100, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about Terranea and to make reservations, please visit www.terranea.com/spring or call (866) 261-5873.

Virtual Earth Day

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with the PV Library District and Friends of the Library and the CA Native Plant Society for a live Zoom in celebration of Earth Day 2021, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will explore what each of us can do to renew the Earth and how our impact here on the Peninsula will affect the rest of the planet. It will include a video featuring Doug Tallamy, author of “Nature’s Best Hope.” This best selling book explores how and why all of us should help turn our yards into conservation corridors with native plants. A community reading of this book will lead up to a  Zoom Q&A with the author on May 1. To purchase a copy of the book and for more information and the Zoom link to RSVP for these free virtual events, please visit PVPLC.org/calendar.

Saturday, April 24

PVPLC Outdoor Volunteer Day

Remove invasive grasses that push out native plant species to create beautiful habitat for local wildlife to thrive and enjoy the first blooms of spring at the White Point Nature Preserve. 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Plant Sale Pick up & Volunteer Op 

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for Earth Day 2021 “Restore Our Earth” to find out you can help restore the Earth by creating conservation corridors in your home garden with locally grown native plants. Volunteers will get a first-hand experience in native plant care. 9 a.m. to noon. Native Plant Sale Pickup for orders made online (pvplc.org/shop/plant) and in advance (April 13- April 20) at White Point Nature Preserve 10 to 1 p.m. RSVP requested for volunteers with space limited at: PVLPC.volunteerhub.com

Family Nature Club

Join the PVP Land Conservancy for a virtual celebration via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy Earth Day-themed family activities while learning what your family can do to think globally and act locally to make an impact on the planet. RSVP at PVLPC.org.

Friday, April 30

International City Nature Challenge 

Be part of an international bioblitz–style event to document wildlife on your smart phone in your backyard, neighborhood or natural areas, including George F Canyon Nature Center in Rolling Hills Estates and White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has all of the instructions, resources and activities for you. Through May 3. Visit www.pvplc.org

Saturday, May 1

Main Event

Peninsula Education Foundation’s Main Event is critical in helping the foundation meet its pledge to the PVPUSD to support all students. This year, PEF hosts a next level live broadcast event that everyone in the community is invited to attend for free with their family and friends, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gather to salute the most wonderful students and educators who have exhibited resilience, hope and positivity throughout this challenging year. Guests will be wowed by stunning performances and guest appearances throughout the live broadcast. Someone will win a Lexus RX 450h and someone will win a year of dining at Terranea’s Catalina Kitchen as well as surprise raffles throughout the evening for those in attendance. The extensive online auction will be held April 21 through May 1, plus there will be a live auction and raffles. To enhance your experience, a variety of party boxes as well as take out dining specials from local restaurant partners will be available the day of the event. To register for this free event, go to BetterUnite.com/PeninsulaEducationFoundation-maineventlive2021. For more information on the Peninsula Education Foundation or to learn how you can help, please call (310) 378-2278, visit www.pvpef.org or email kristin@pvpef.org. PEN

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