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Calendar – February – March 2018

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Peninsula Seniors

Weekly and periodic activities. Call the Center for more information (310) 377-3003 or for Peninsula Newsletter for Active Seniors go to: pvseniors.org.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Days

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. Enjoy nurturing seedlings and help plants grow for habitat restoration projects. Must RSVP 48 hours in advance. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Rapid Response Team

Work alongside PVP Land Conservancy staff protecting wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. Tasks include trail maintenance, building fences and installing signage. Work at various locations. Directions to sites emailed upon sign up. No experience needed. Ages 15 and up. Visit volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, February 24

Cactus Wrens

Learn to help monitor rare Cactus wren habitat. Birding experience desired, but not mandatory. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign up at http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Capturing Rain Water

Learn how easy it is to conserve and use water in your home with Denise Epport. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 11 a.m. RSVP at https://pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Native Plant Nursery, 9 a.m. – noon. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by

Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Native Plant Sale

At White Point Nature Education Center, noon – 2 p.m. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Star for DARs

The public is invited to join with members at El Redondo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution’s 53rd annual Colonial Luncheon. Have lunch with Ben Franklin and hear about his adventures and challenges in forming a new nation. 11 a.m. Event benefits veterans, active military and provides scholarships. Los Verdes Golf Club 7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. $50. Reservations must be made by February 10. For information or reservations contact Maureen Drew at 310-534-2222 or mrdandco@sbcglobal.net.

Timely Theme of Women’s Empowerment

Palos Verdes Intermediate School is staging a production of “Mulan, Jr.”, a story of a strong female character who disguises herself as a boy in order to take her father’s place in the army. Feb. 22 to March 3. Staged at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, 2161 Vía Olivera, Palos Verdes Estates, in the

school’s multipurpose room. In this version of the classic Disney cartoon, the Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and as the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl, or saving all of China with her clever plan. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors, and military.  Show dates are Feb. 22, 23, 24, and March 2, 3 at 7 p.m. Matinees will be Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the PVIS main office (310) 544-4816, or seakingdrama@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 25

Organ concert

The Neighborhood Church hosts visiting French-Canadian organist Isabelle Demers, who has enraptured listeners around the globe. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. in the ocean view sanctuary of the Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in the Church Office Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by calling (310) 378-9353 ext. 1005.

Cirque by the Sea

18th Annual Fashion Show Boutique & Luncheon

Vistas for Children, 40 years making a difference in the lives of special needs children and their families. Coral Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, 300 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy tickets at: vistasforchildren.org.

Monday, February 26

SPEND YOUR SPRING AT THE BEACH!

BECOME A CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM VOLUNTEER

San Pedro, CA. — Applications are now being accepted for the following volunteer opportunities at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium:

Spring Program Docent

Join us on the beach! Teach school children about our local marine life using puppets, props, dances and your enthusiasm – outside in the world’s largest classroom.

Applications are being accepted through February 26 for volunteers in our Outdoor Classroom program which is held Tuesday through Friday mornings from April 3 through June 8. Training sessions will be held on Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (attendance at both sessions is required). All volunteers are registered with the City of Los Angeles and are subject to a background check and fingerprinting. The Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro and is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks with support from FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. For more information regarding these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact Floyd Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, (310) 548-7562 extension 229.

Wednesday, February 28

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

At George F Canyon presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 8:30 a.m. Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon. Free, all ages welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Mac Users Group Meeting

Lomita VFW Hall, 1865 Lomita Blvd., 6:30 p.m., Beginners Q & A 8 p.m., presentation on Mac OS High Sierra. See our website sbamug.com for more info, or call 310-644-3315

email: info@sbamug.com. Admission is free. All Mac/iPad/iPhone users and potential users are welcome.

Wednesday, February 28           

Hesse Park Lecture Series

Ed Nakamura will tell us about his experiences when he and his family, along with 110,000 Japanese-Americans living on the west coast were forcibly removed from their homes and sent away to internment camps. Ed was born in Auburn, Washington to parents of immigrants from Hiroshima, Japan. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, his life changed dramatically. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA, and worked 37 years for Hughes Aircraft after graduating from UCLA. Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 1

New Neighbors of Palos Verdes March Meeting

The Palos Verdes Peninsula New Neighbors Club is a social and charitable women’s organization open to all new and current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Activities include book club, golf, excursions, dining out, and socials, to name a few. In the Peninsula Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estate, 10 a.m. There will be a luncheon following the meeting at 12:15 p.m. For more information, please visit our  website at

http://newneighborspv.wixsite.com/website

Friday, March 2

Strunz & Farah     

Guitar duo and Grammy Award nominated Strunz & Farah have been performing together since 1979. Their original rhythmic and virtuosic sound combines Latin American and Middle Eastern music, which has been described as flamenco-style world fusion. Respectively from Costa Rica and Iran, they met in LA where they pioneered a musical genre with their culturally rich repertoire. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, 8 p.m. (310) 833-4813 or grandvision.org.

Saturday, March 3

12th Annual

Adrienne’s Search for Children’s Cancer Cure

Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach. Featuring: Magic Castle Magician, Catered Dinner, Big Silent Auction, Kids Arts & Crafts, Live Music by Feed The Kitty, Cash Bar. Benefiting: City of Hope Clinical Trials for Kids. Tickets $35 each (kids 12 & under free) at womansclubofhermosabeach.org. For information & Silent Auction donations, contact Adrienne at (310) 940-9200 or adrienneslaughter13@gmail.com. Donations Accepted.

George F Canyon Nature Center Docent Training

27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E., Rolling Hills, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Help run the Conservancy’s Nature Centers and education programs! 18 and over please. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

First Saturday Family Hike

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E. Rolling Hills, 9 a.m.  Bring your family and join our naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  Free.  All ages welcome.  For more information, contact (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at:www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

“Monthly Beach Cleanup”

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in our monthly Beach Clean-Up Saturday, March 3 from 8 to 10 a.m.  Volunteers learn about coastal habitat, the growing amount of marine debris within it, and the benefits of protecting this ecosystem. Not only will volunteers help make a real difference in cleaning up our heavily impacted shoreline, but will have the opportunity to participate in sizing and sorting the plastic pollution we find! We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Following a morning of conservation efforts, visitors can extend their experience by visiting the aquarium’s Exploration Center, Aquatic Nursery, Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library and the Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall.  The Aquarium displays local marine life of Southern California and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan to stop by CMA’s volunteer-run gift shop for a wide selection of gifts and books. The Aquarium is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks with support from Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro.  For additional information, group reservations, or to receive a calendar of events, call (310) 548-7562 or visit our website at www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.

Original Blues & American Roots

Music in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley. Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Chris Pierce heads up Reverend Tall Tree for a return appearance at the Annex. Pierce has opened for B.B. King, Al Green, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Beth Hart, Robert Cray, and more.  His voice & music have been heard in numerous films including Soul Men and the Oscar award-winning motion picture Crash and has been licensed by many popular TV shows. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, 8 p.m. (310) 833-4813 or grandvision.org.

Ignatian Spirituality for Prayer and Decision-Making  

Randy Roche, SJ, Dir. Ignatian Spirituality at LMU, 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sessions during this retreat include three parts. Fr. Randy will offer comments that relate a Gospel passage with Ignatian Spirituality that is followed by a time for personal silent prayer and is concluded with a period of optional sharing by participants of reflections upon their experiences of prayer. Appropriate handouts will be provided. Lunch Included. Cost: $50.  Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (310) 377-4867 or maryjoseph.org.

Reach for the Stars Benefit Gala

The Reach for the Stars Gala, to benefit the cultural and educational programs of Palos Verdes Performing Arts, will be held at the elegant Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion in Rolling Hills Estates.  This year honors long-time supporter Sandra Sanders, who will receive the Kenneth T. Norris Jr. “Key to Our Heart” award during a special presentation. The festivities include a gourmet dinner, entertainment, dancing and a silent and live auction. Only a limited number of tables and single tickets remain.  For more information call the box office at (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com. 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.

Sunday, March 4

Music in the Garden

The Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic hosts Music in the Garden. Young musicians will be showcased with performances by Peninsula High, Palos Verdes High, Redondo Union High, Ridgecrest Intermediate, South High and Narbonne High students, to name a few. Festivities will also include Philharmonic’s Music Mobile, face painting, drum circle, food for purchase and more. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Great musical fun for all ages. Tickets are $25 for a Family Pack (up to two adults and five children), or $15 per adult and $5 for youth. Benefits music youth education. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information, please visit pclaphil.org or email pclaphil@gmail.com.

“Time is not a Factor in your Life”

Free lecture with Q&A

David Hohle, CSB

TEACHER, LECTURER, HEALER

First Church of Christ, Scientist – Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Drive North at corner of Via Campesina, 2 p.m. (310) 375-7914, cschurchpvp@gmail.com.

TIME FOR A BREAK – FROM TIME! Time is a constant in physics, but totally disappears in metaphysics. This talk encourages freedom from mortal limitations associated with time by understanding more about the spiritual nature of life. This understanding leads to more freedom, more productivity, and more harmony.

Friday, March 9

The Seaside Beaders

A special interest group of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is meeting at 9:30 a.m. We meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. At this meeting, we will continue work on a 3 month project, a theme bracelet that you design and use bead embroidery to decorate. Visitors are welcome. You can always bring your own project to work on. For more information, please visit our web page at www.azureverdeega.com/bead_ projects.com.

Broadway to Hollywood

Act II, a support group of Palos Verdes Performing Arts, will stage its annual community variety show at the Norris Theatre Friday and Saturday. This year’s entertaining production features music from popular Broadway and Hollywood musicals with talented singers from the South Bay community. To add to the fun, audience members will be invited to sing along to selected songs. Complimentary wine will be served on opening night, and all proceeds will benefit Palos Verdes Performing Arts. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and a 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for youth aged 18 and under.  To purchase tickets call the box office at (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Saturday, March 10

Affair of the Heart

Join Richstone Family Center for a very special evening! Wine, martinis, dinner and more! Silent and live auction with unique experiences and an array of must-haves! 6:30 p.m. Proceeds support Richstone’s child abuse treatment and prevention programs. Individual tickets $250, Underwriting & Sponsorship packages $2,500 – $50,000. Contact RichstoneGala.org or (310) 970-1921 x137. At Audi Pacific Torrance, 20460 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance,

Guided NATURE WALK

By Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Linden H. Chandler Preserve, 9am.  Experience this impressively restored 28-acre nature preserve with its lush oasis of riparian habitat and home for the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly. This is a moderate walk.  Free and open to the public.  From Rolling Hills Road turn onto Empty Saddle Road and park in the lot at Empty Saddle Club located at 39 Saddle Rd, RHE.  For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/_events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Zmed Brothers

This charming young band recaptures the iconic music of the Everlys with authentic arrangements, vintage instruments and evocative harmonies. Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, 8 p.m. (310) 833-4813 or grandvision.org.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Alta Vicente Reserve, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Sunday, March 11                 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WELCOMES LA PHIL’S PRINCIPAL FLUTIST, DENIS BOURIAKOV

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the resident classical orchestra of the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center continues its 2017-18 season at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, at 7:30 p.m. (note new earlier time).  The featured soloist is principal flutist of the LA Phil, Denis Bouriakov. Under the direction of Frances Steiner, the program titled “Fabulous Flautists” will open with Vivaldi’s Sinfonia “Alla Rustica” followed by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major featuring David Shostac, flute; Miwako Watanabe, violin, and Arthur Omura, harpsichord.  Following intermission, Mr. Bouriakov will join the COSB in Mozart’s delightful Flute Concerto No. 2 in D and an adaptation for solo flute of Paganini’s La Campanella.

Prior to the concert, there will be a Preview Talk by Chuck Kalus, starting at 6:45 pm. Single tickets are $63 (includes PVPA facility fee) and will be available through the Norris Theatre Box Office, (310) 544-0403, ext. 221 or online at www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. Further information on COSB and its future concerts can be found by visiting www.mycosb.org.

The Cactus & Succulent Society

Meets the second Sunday of the month. We begin our meetings at 1:00 PM to socialize, have refreshments, and buy plants. For additional information contact society president Maria Capaldo at 310-346-6206 or minniecap@icloud.com and visit southcoastcss.org. No registration required for this meeting. Meetings are open to the public. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Celebration

Begin the evening with Mass followed by appetizers in the lounge with Lyons Academy of Irish Dance. Enjoy traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread and other Irish favorites and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too with traditional Irish music for your listening pleasure. Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League. At Mary & Joseph Retreat, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required by Tuesday, March 6.  Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by Friday, March 2).  Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (310) 377-4867 or maryjoseph.org.

Sunday, March 11                       

High Teas at Villa Narcissa

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY

4  p.m., Seated high tea party for a maximum of 20 people in the dining room followed by viewing of the sunset with a flute of champagne. The sun sets at 6:58  and the view over the Pacific and Catalina is unforgettable seen from the Villa Narcissa terrace. Superb fancy headgear required. $100. RSVP Katrina Vanderlip –katrinavanderlip@yahoo.com

Proceeds will be used for repairs at Villa Narcissa.

Wednesday, March 14                    

The Palos Verdes Woman’s Club

Will meet at the Rolling Hills Country Club, 1 Chandler Ranch Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 12 noon. Program will be a jewelry making demonstration. Cost of the luncheon is $38. For reservations and information call 310-378-1349.

Friday, March 16

Capturing a Vision

Opening reception for a special exhibit showcasing never before shown vintage sketches by the Vanderlip family’s grandparents presented by Katrina Vanderlip. Long before cameras were ubiquitous, travelers used to carry a sketchbook to document their experiences in both black and white and color. These refined, antique texts are often masterful works of art. 6-9 p.m. In addition, Portuguese Bend Art Colony preparatory sketches will be shown alongside their respective finished oil paintings. Jewelry sketches by artist Marianne Hunter will be on display as well as works by Steve Shriver, Bill Hunter and sketches by Albert Operti who accompanied Admiral Robert Peary Sr. on the first Arctic expeditions. Through April 22. For more information email Katrinavanderlip@yahoo.com.Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes.

INHABIT

In the early twentieth century, the celebrated Olmsted brothers were commissioned to design a new city on the sparsely settled Palos Verdes Peninsula. In INHABIT, an exhibition at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, the Olmsteds’ creation is given a multidimensional perspective, exploring the firm’s organic design strategies incorporating nature and vista, and the unique opportunity it had to structure a landscape that fostered artistic and civic virtues. The exhibition will feature original studies of the area, planning documents, sketches, historical photographs, plant lists, and examples of indigenous plant material—all presented with an emphasis on the artistic value of these artifacts. 6-10 p.m. Tickets: $125. Pvartcenter.org.

Saturday, March 17

A Black & Gold Affaire Benefits Peninsula High Athletics

The Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is proud to announce it’s 27th Annual A Black & Gold Affaire, taking place at the Palos Verdes Golf, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, 6 p.m. Public bidding is available March 1 to March 13, at the following url: penblackandgold.com. For event information, tickets, sponsorship & donations, visit pvphsabc.com. Julia Parton Rosas, PVPHS Athletic Club Co-President, julia.parton@pbbla.com or (310) 613-4085.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band

Who will present Irish Eyes are Smiling: A St. Patrick’s Celebration at 7:30 PM at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, palosverdesperformingarts.com (310) 544-0403. The program will consist of Irish and Irish-inspired music, including composer Bill Whelan’s music from the world-renowned theatrical show Riverdance, selections from the film scores for Far and Away and Titanic, high energy compositions by Leroy Anderson Johan de Meij, and much more.  Dancers from the Kelly School of Traditional Irish Dance kellyirishdance.com will perform live to music with the band. Tickets: $25 (adults) and $15 (18 and under): Available from the Norris Theatre Box Office (310-544-0403 X 221 or in person) or from the Norris Theatre website palosverdesperformingarts.com.

For further information you may call the band at 310-792-8286 or 310-373-2442 or visit the band website at pvsband.org.  

White Point Nature Center Docent Training

1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Help run the Conservancy’s Nature Centers and education programs! 18 and over please. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

“Peninsula Symphonic Winds Concert

New music director Dr. Berkeley Price will lead the concert as it performs arrangements of Overture to Candide, The Winds of Poseidon from The Odyssey (Symphony #2), Gandalf (The Wizard) from Symphony No.1 “Lord of the Rings,” Danny Boy, and The Beatles: Love. Concert at 3:00 p.m., Salvation Army facility, 4223 Emerald Street, Torrance.  Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free with an adult. Plenty of parking is available across the street from the facility.  See www.pswinds.org for more information.”

The South Bay California Rare Fruit Growers Meeting

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The South Bay California Rare Fruit Growers meet the Third Saturday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden. For additional information contact Alan Safer at (562) 825-7776. No registration required for this meeting. Meetings are open to the public. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Guided Nature Walk

At the White Point Nature Preserve,

Visit White Point Nature Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike 9 a.m. Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more! White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Torrance Memorial Luminaries & Novas “Spring Into Fitness”

The Luminaries and NOVAs of Torrance Memorial Medical Center will host their second annual “Spring Into Fitness 5K Walk/Run” at the South Coast Botanic Gardens, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Proceeds will support the renovations of the Torrance Memorial Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Registration is $30, and you can participate as individuals, teams, or virtually. All participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, post-event refreshments and opportunities to enter to win raffle prizes. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 7:30 AM: Registration Begins 8:30 AM: Walk/run begins 9:30 AM: Raffle drawing 11:00 AM: Walk/run ends. To register or for more information, visit www.springintofitnesstmmc.org. If you are interested in corporate or individual sponsorship, please contact Kara Kent via email at karakent@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 18         (Photo – Dining Room)

High Tea and Opera at Villa Narcissa

5  p.m.,Seated high tea party for a maximum of 20 people in the dining room followed by viewing of the sunset with a flute of champagne. The sun sets at 7:04  and the view over the Pacific and Catalina is unforgettable seen from the Villa Narcissa terrace. Concert of operatic arias in the living room. It is very exciting to have Peter Karazaz, director of Opera, UCLA prepare us a program sung by his very talented young singers. It is an absolutely magical experience to experience their powerful voice so close with the excellent acoustic of the Villa Narcissa living room. Coat and tie and cocktail dresses. Price 175 dollars RSVP Katrina Vanderlip katrinavanderlip@yahoo.com.

“Celebrating Music!”

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents our Classical Concert

Armstrong Theater Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive  Torrance, 7:00 p.m.

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale is a mixed chorus that performs in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its repertoire ranges from classical to modern. Under the direction of our Artistic Director, Allan Robert Petker,

Poetry celebrating music has inspired songs through the ages, from Mozart and Schubert to present-day writers, Rutter, Memley, and our own beloved director, Allan Robert Petker.  Come travel with the chorale as we share songs through the ages that open our ears and hearts to the never-ending gift of music.

General admission is $25.00, and parking is free.  Student tickets are discounted at $15 per ticket.  Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting Diana (310) 779-3072 or buy tickets from the Theater Box office (310) 781-7171.

We have a special Buy-One-Get-One offer if you are attending our concert for the first time!  If you would like to purchase tickets to your first concert with us, two for the price of one, please contact an LC member or Diana (contact information listed above). LCMasterChorale.com.

Tuesday, March 20

Free Admission Day

Join us from 9:00am – 5:00pm for our monthly free admission day. Open to all ages. Held every third Tuesday of the month. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, south coast botanic garden.org.

Wednesday, March 21

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

At White Point Nature Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Explore the birds making a home in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve.  Binoculars supplied for beginners.  The program is free.  All ages welcome.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at:  www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Thursday, March 22

The Azure Verde Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America

We meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates,at 9:30 a.m.   The program for this month is a Blackwork Heart taught by Frances Packer. Sign up for the project by February 28.  Visitors are welcome, feel free to bring your own project to work on. For more information, please visit our web page at www.azureverdeega.com/calendar.

Saturday, March 24

House of Yahweh “Irish Spring” Gala.

The House of Yahweh will hold its first fundraising gala at the Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, at 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a sit down dinner, entertainment, live auction including two wonderful trips, and a silent auction with many bargains donated by local businesses. For more information please call Kathy Bradford at 310-265-9812.

(Photo – The Beatles)

Gathering for the Grand 2018: The Beatles All You Need is Love Dinner & Auction

This upcoming year marks our 10th annual Gathering for the Grand Gala Fundraiser, celebrating art, inspiration and education. This year’s event, themed: The Beatles: All You Need is Love, will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club at 3301 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, 5 p.m., and feature a cocktail reception, an extensive silent auction, an elegant dinner, live entertainment, dancing and engaging speakers and guests. Our annual Gala is high-energy and lots of fun, bringing together members of the San Pedro community. This year GVF will honor Andrew and Adela Silber of The Whale & Ale British Pub & Restaurant in downtown San Pedro. Both Andrew and Adela serve as pillars of the community and have been supporting GVF in its mission since the beginning. Gala attendees are encouraged to dress in 60s psychedelic and mod fashion. Advanced payment and RSVP required. (310) 833-4813 or grandvision.org.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

At Native Plant Nursery, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by Wednesday, March 21st.  Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

Native Plant Sale

At White Point Nature Education Center. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis.

White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

12-Steps to a Spiritual Awakening                      

Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director

Attendees will be engaged in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will…  1. Identify sources of your suffering and unhappiness. 2. Experience the resources and process for healing. 3. Learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a stable sense of well-being. This 12-Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life. Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by March 16). Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (310) 377-4867 or maryjoseph.org.

Palm Sunday, March 25                           

PARENT – CHILD HIGH TEA AND BOOK PARTY

4  p.m.,  Seated high tea party for a maximum of 30 people under the olive trees on the terrace.

Followed by book signing and storytelling of Katrina Vanderlip’s new book “A Tail of Twin Peacocks”. in the living room. You will find out the only ghost at Villa Narcissa is the guardian angel White Peacock Gabriel. Please dress for a party – one child per adult. Price 100 dollars for adults – 50 dollars for children and includes on book. RSVP Katrina Vanderlip –katrinavanderlip@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, March 28

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited

At George F Canyon presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon. The program is free and all ages welcome. Location: 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates 8:30 a.m. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Friday, March 30

Nature & Me Storytime: Stories, Songs, Rhythm and Rhymes – “Springtime At George F Canyon Nature Center, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E. Rolling Hills, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Share the joy of reading with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings. Geared for 2-5 years. For more information contact Marisa Perley at (310) 377-9584 x 238 or email:mperley@pvld.org.

Saturday, March 31

Team Leader Training

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Team Leaders provide support and oversight during events. If you love restoring habitat and working with others, this program is for you!  Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have gone to at least 2 volunteer events before attending the workshop. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Oh What A Night!

A two-time sell-out at the Norris Theatre, the exhilarating musical revue, Oh What a Night! returns with the legendary music of those boys from Jersey on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. The musical tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is directed by famed Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman and written by Motown producer, George Soloman. The production has thrilled audiences across the country with its is boundless energy, nostalgic choreography and classic pop hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Working My Way Back To You,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Tickets start at $68, and can be purchased online at palosverdesperformingarts.com or by calling the box office at (310) 544-0403. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Monday, April 2 through Saturday, April 7  (PHoto-Painting)

Painting Week at Villa Narcissa

will be focusing on the art of sketching under the direction of Katrina Vanderlip and other local artists. The workshop is by advanced reservation only and will take place at the Villa. Please contact Katrina at Katrinavanderlip@yahoo.com to learn how to be a participant in the paint-out.