Peninsula Calendar March 2022
Nature Author Series
Join the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy at 7 p.m. for a live Zoom presentation from Sydney, Australia, by Charlotte McConaghy, author of the best selling novels, “Migrations” and “Once There Were Wolves.” McConaghy’s writing is fueled by her love of nature and her interest in stories of fierce women. Her newest novel, “Once There Were Wolves,” is about a biologist charged with reintroducing wolves to the Scottish Highlands in order to re-wild the landscape and bring a forest back to life. Inscribed books are available for purchase with tickets for $30. Admission to the event alone is $5. RSVP at pvplc.org/event/mcconaghy-mar3.
Cactus Wren monitoring training
Become a Community Scientist and help monitor the charismatic and rare cactus wren in the PV Land Conservancy’s preserves. Participants will help track the birds, their nests and their success in rearing babies March to August. 8:30–11:30 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Alta Vicente volunteer day
Help the conservancy restore habitat on the 22-acre restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. The site offers beautiful views of Catalina Island. 9 a.m. to noon. Also held March 26. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
George F guided walk
March 5, 10:30 a.m.
Attendees will be guided by a trained naturalist to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat. Enjoy amazing views of the LA 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. No RSVP required. Rain cancels.
Vistas for Children’s spring fundraiser, Rosé All Day, is set for 10 a.m. on March 6 at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina. There will be a boutique, luncheon, fashion show, live auction and a raffle. There will also be an online auction preceding the event. All proceeds benefit children with special needs and their families in the South Bay. Tickets are $250. An additional $50 buys you rosé all day. For event tickets and raffle tickets, to donate or sponsor, go to vistasroseallday.ggo.bid.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
March 12, 9 a.m.-noon
Get outdoors and make a difference by helping remove invasive grasses to enable rare coastal sage scrub habitat to thrive as a home for local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Quiet coloring time
Children, 14 and under, are invited to some relaxing, stress-free coloring time. Great for families with sensory disorders, and all parents, caregivers and children will discover how precious a little quiet time can be. Masks are required! Miraleste Library Main Floor, 10:30 a.m.
White Point guided walk
Explore the preserve and the Tongva native plant demonstration garden with colorful wildflowers in bloom, followed by an exploration of Royal Palms tide pools. 11:30 a.m. Easy to moderate. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar-guided-nature-walks.
Daylight Savings Time begins. Set your clocks ahead one hour.
Cactus & Succulent Society
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library, Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. This is the group’s first in-person event since the COVID shutdown. Check the group’s website at southcoastcss.org for any last-minute changes. Woody Minnich will give a presentation, “The Cacti and Succulents of New Mexico.”
Start your day at Peninsula Center Library for some morning Chair Yoga. Let instructor Sharmone guide you through gentle stretches and restorative poses from the comfort of your chair. Bring your comfy clothes and shoes. Resistance bands will be provided.10:30 a.m. Don’t forget to pre-register for your spot. Reminder that a mask which covers your nose and mouth is required to attend. (310) 377-9584 ext. 601 to register or for more information.
Quiet coloring time
Children, 14 and under, are invited to some relaxing, stress-free coloring time. Great for families with sensory disorders, and all parents, caregivers and children will discover how precious a little quiet time can be. Masks are required! 3 p.m. Peninsula Center Library Community Room.
Ab Cove Volunteer Day
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to volunteer at the newest restoration site on a breathtaking coastal reserve helping eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Library art class
Join a painting class with artist Lynn Nguyen and create your own picture to take home. All supplies provided! Lynn teaches her students to paint with bold, beautiful colors. She will have your imagination soaring! Registration is required & space is limited. Registration begins March 1. Best for older children and adults. 2-4 p.m. Class is outside on the Miraleste Library Deck. RSVP or more info at (310) 377-9584 ext. 452, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Walk training
Volunteer with the PV Land Conservancy by sharing your love of nature with others! Learn the fascinating natural history of the area from experts in the field to assist in leading monthly public guided nature walks around the Peninsula. 9 a.m. to noon. Also held March 26. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Five-day silent, directed retreat
The retreat is scheduled for March 20-25 at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes. This silent retreat offers a unique, contemplative opportunity to commune with God in the solitude of our hearts. An experienced spiritual director will accompany you through these five days as you seek to discover the subtle movement of the Holy Spirit within you. Come deepen your relationship with God, which will be enhanced by solitude, nature and a labyrinth walk. Cost: single room $600; commuter $425. For more information, go to maryjoseph.org/event/5-day-silent-directed-retreat-2.
Beauty of Nature Author Series presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
Join the conservancy at 7 p.m. on March 24 for a live Zoom event with renowned historian and author of “Eden By Design” Bill Deverell. He will share astonishing images of the Olmsted vision for open land throughout Southern California. Inscribed books are available for purchase with tickets for $30. Admission to the event alone is $5. RSVP at pvplc.org/event/deverell-mar24.
For Palos Verdes Estates residents. 8 a.m. to noon. Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden Road.