Peninsula January 2022 Calendar

Musical theater Conservatory Mini Stage will present “Shrek The Musical Jr.” Dec. 17-19 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The production features actors ages 8-12. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 19. For tickets or more information, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.

Ongoing:

Skating by the Sea

This winter, enjoy outdoor skating on a synthetic ice rink at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. The rink is open through Dec. 31. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. To make a reservation or for more information, go to rpvca.gov/1456/Skating-by-the-Sea.

Daily tree lighting 

Celebrate the season with Terranea Resort’s daily tree lighting at the front driveway fountain. Through December, 5:30 p.m. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Free COVID-19 testing

Marymount California University offers free COVID-19 testing every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the cafe. The address is 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. The clinic is open to the public. Walk-ins welcome. To book an appointment, go to book.curative.com/sites/33500.

Nativity exhibit

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s annual Nativity Exhibit, “Mixed Company – Visitors to the Creche,” is on display through Dec. 21. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free admission. For more information call, 310-377-4867, ext. 221 or email Sydne at sjongbloed@maryjoseph.org.

Community Art Show

This time each year, the Palos Verdes Library District holds a Community Art Show, featuring professional and amateur local artists of all ages.

On display through Dec. 31 at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.

“Wabi Sabi” art exhibit

The Redondo Beach Art Group’s exhibit, “Wabi Sabi,” is on display at the Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, through Jan. 10. Wabi sabi is the Japanese view and philosophy of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature, and in things that are imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. For more information, go to pvld.org/artinourlibrary.

18 December

Saturday

Musical theater

Conservatory Mini Stage will present “Shrek The Musical Jr.” Dec. 17-19 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The production features actors ages 8-12. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 19. For tickets or more information, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.

Family Nature Club – Trees

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next virtual Family Nature Club. Learn about local trees and do a fun holiday craft. 9 a.m. Sign up at pvplc.org/event/fncdec2021.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat at Alta Vicente Reserve from 9 a.m.-noon. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Santa parade

The City of Palos Verdes Estates is hosting Santa and his retinue in a parade through town, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Granvia Altamira and Via Cerritos. For a map of his route, go to www.pvestates.org/home/showpublisheddocument/16222/637737827740370000

Live jazz music

Collage, an arts venue in San Pedro, will present a soulful evening of jazz with singers Connie Rouse and Diane Kula at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature classic and holiday pieces. $15. For tickets or more information, go to collageartculture.com.

21 December

Tuesday

Winter Solstice Hike

Celebrate the season with a guided nature hike along Terranea Resort’s native plant trails. Includes a visit to the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center. 

2–4 p.m. $50 per person. Free for children age 4 and younger. Reservations required. For more information, go to the Events section at terranea.com.

Color your world

Need some quiet, creative time during the holiday break? The PV Library District invites children, 14 and under, to some relaxing, stress-free coloring time in the Community Room at the Pen Center branch. 3:30 p.m.  Remember, masks are required! (310) 377-9584 ext. 238 or mperley@pvld.org for more information.

23 December

Thursday

Holiday movie 

Families are invited to the Peninsula Center Library for a screening of the holiday movie, “Elf.” 4-6 p.m. in the Community Room. 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estate.

6 January

Thursday

Book sale

The PVP Library District holds its Main Branch used book sale today through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are approximately 50,000 books for sale at this location. The books in the garage are available for purchase on the honor system whenever the library is open. The Book Sale room may be open to the public when volunteers are working. Enter the parking garage off Silver Spur Drive.

Live music

Lafayette Ben Charlatan and the Chalatones will perform at 7 p.m. at Collage, an arts venue in San Pedro. Admission is free. Collage is located at 731 S Pacific Ave. For more information, go to collageartculture.com.

8 January

Saturday

Bookmaking workshop

At this workshop, artist Ginger Doner will show the process of designing, creating and completing a simple book. A handmade book, sometimes referred to as an artist’s book, can be inspired by images, rhythm, shape or form, movement, interactivity, memory, relationship of materials and structure to content and related to other book arts used in the making of books, such as printmaking, letterpress, calligraphy, paper marbling, drawing and painting. 9 a.m.-noon, at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost: $40 per person (all materials included)

For more information, go to maryjoseph.org/event/the-art-of-bookmaking.

10 January

Monday

Chair yoga

Instructor Sharmone will guide participants through gentle stretches and restorative poses from the comfort of a chair. 10-30-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Resistance bands provided. Face masks required. To register, call 310-377-9584, ext. 601.

14 January

Friday

Economic Forecast 

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold an Economic Forecast Summit at 7:30 a.m. at Terranea Resort. The keynote speaker is Christopher Thornberg, founding partner at Beacon Economics. His talk is titled, “The Post-COVID World:  Over the Hump or Overstimulated?” Breakfast and the keynote will be followed by choice of breakout sessions on investment outlook, tax changes in 2022 and the federal policy agenda.

The early bird price is $125. For tickets, call 310-377-8111, email connect@palosverdeschamber.com or go to palosverdeschamber.com.

15 January

Saturday

Live music

The Acoustic Americana series at Collage, highlighting the guitar, continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. $20. Collage, an arts venue, is located at 731 S Pacific Ave., San Pedro. For tickets or more information, go to collageartculture.com.

16 January

Sunday

Sondheim tribute

Collage, an arts venue in San Pedro, will celebrate the late composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim at 7:30 p.m. with a show featuring the ensemble of Bob Remstein, Ilan Davidson and Rachel Goldman. $20. For tickets or more information, go to collageartculture.com.

21 January

Friday

Book sale

The Malaga Cove branch of the library has its used book sale today and tomorrow in the Gallery level off Via Campesina, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2400 Via Campesina. 310-377-9584 ext. 553. PEN

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