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October 2022 Peninsula Event Calendar

October 1 Saturday

Art show

“Brush of Talent,” Heidi Dong’s art exhibit is on display at the Peninsula Center Library through October 17. The gallery displays Dong’s interpretations of famous artworks. Dong, a young woman with autism, has been a student of visual arts and dance for many years and is the illustrator of Elizabeth Michele Cantine’s book, “Brush of Talent,” an original collection of poems about famous artists.

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and volunteer at the newest restoration site in the stunning coastal reserve of Abalone Cove. Help eliminate weeds that choke native species. 9:00 noon. Subscribe to

Walking with guided nature

You will be guided by a trained naturalist to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their valley habitat with stunning views of the Los Angeles Basin. Meet on the back deck of the George F. Canyon Nature Center. Park in the Preserve District located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Reservations are not required. Rain cancels. 10:30 am For more information, go to

writing workshops

The Palos Verdes Library District hosts writing programs and lectures to celebrate National Writing Month. The month will culminate in the publication of an anthology available to participants. Teens also have the chance to enter a writing contest for a chance to win $50. PVLDWriMo is for teens, adults and all types of writers, from novelists to poets. Speeches, workshops and lectures will be hosted at all library locations. Registration is open from 1 to 22 October for participation in the anthology. Visit for details.

October 5 Wednesday

RPV State of the City, Bohannon Lecture Series

RPV Mayor David Bradley will present “The State of the City in the Current Economic Climate.” Bradley has been mayor since 2019, and has focused on maintaining local control of the drones, maintaining its semi-rural atmosphere, land use and development issues. 10:30 am. At Fred Hess Park in RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more information.

October 6th Thursday

embroidery set

The Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America meets at 9:30 am at St. Francis Episcopal, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will continue to work on its project for a year. Visitors are welcome. Face masks are required if not vaccinated.

Square dance lessons

Square Dance Classes for Beginners begin October 6, 7 p.m., at Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Drive, Redondo Beach. The first class is free. $8 per class after that. For more information, call (424) 262-7782.

October 7 Friday, October

The Seaside Beaders, a special interest group from the Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderers of America Guild, meet at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The group will continue to work on a beaded ring. We welcome visitors. Face masks are required if not vaccinated.

sports lunch

The South Bay Athletic Club, now in its 57th year, meets weekly on Friday noon at HT Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach. The group includes 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.

October 8 Saturday

Lily Paige and friends are walking

The Layla Paige and Friends Walk for TrinityKids Care, hosted by actor and musician Jack Black, is set from 8-11:30 a.m. in a new location: a private resort home overlooking Lunada Bay on Palos Verdes Estates. In addition to strolls 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. There is no fee for children under the age of three. The fund raises the benefit of TrinityKids Care, a hospice and palliative care program for children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. To register, go to

Volunteer with the rapid response team

Work alongside field staff at the PV Land Conservancy around Palos Verdes Nature Reserve and help protect important wildlife habitat. Help with driveway maintenance, fence construction, signage installation, and more. No experience needed. 15 years and over. Friday and Saturday, from 9 am to noon. Subscribe to

Guided nature walk

walk With Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Walk the Jack’s Hat Trail on a 191-acre preserve that links The Three Sisters and Portugal Bend Reserves. This wildlife trail features beautiful views of the ocean and native habitat. Moderate to hard. 9 am Subscribe to

Outdoor Volunteer Day

Come and help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat at the 22-acre Alta Vicente restoration site to create a home for rare cactus and mosquito hunters. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Catalina Island. October 8 and October 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Subscribe to

Malaga Cove Lawn Art Gallery

Visit artists from the Palos Verdes Arts Center, and view paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, wearable artwork and prints. October 8 and 9 are the last days of the year for Malaga Cove Lawn Art shows. From 10 AM to 5 PM

October 9 Sunday

Moon hunter yoga

To celebrate the Hunter’s Moon, yoga enthusiasts of all levels are invited to practice yoga under the warm autumn night sky as the bright full moon shines above. Guests are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. A charitable donation of $20 to support the Cancer Support Community. 7 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by calling the Terranea Resort’s spa at 310-265-2740.

Malaga Cove Lawn Art Gallery

Sunday October 9 is the last day of the year for Malaga Cove Lawn Art. Visit artists displaying paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, wearable art and prints. The show is by the artists of the Palos Verdes Center for the Arts. From 10 AM to 5 PM

Chamber Orchestra at South Bay

The Chamber Orchestra opened for the 40th season of South Bay on October 9 with Anna Geniushin on piano performs works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The season will continue with Boris Alaverdian, clarinet director with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on November 13; Claire Huangsi, piano, Jan. 15; Marcia Dikstein on ukulele and Philip Weimann on violin on March 5 and a concert titled “Beethoven to Broadway” on April 15. All concerts at 7pm at Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets $63, plus facility fee. Subscriptions are available. To obtain tickets, call (310) 544-0403 or visit

Wednesday October 12

Bohannon Lecture Series – Seniors

LA Opera community educator Mary Johnston returns to discuss new season opera Lucia de Lammermore in her talk Marriage, madness, and murder. This “tragic drama” by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti is the tale of Lucia, grieving for her mother, tormented by her brother, and sold into marriage to save the family’s finances. Lucia is out of her mind as her wedding day approaches – and she sees the unthinkable as the only way out for her. It takes place at 10:30 am. At Fred Hess Park in RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more information.

October 15 Saturday

Wildlife tracking training with PVPLC Preservation

Specialized volunteers are needed to monitor wild foxes and coyotes in the Palos Verdes Nature Reserve. Age 16 and over. October 15 and October 228:30 – 11:30 a.m. 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. Register at

Guided nature walk

natural scientists from Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy He will guide you along the White Point Preserve Trail to discover a unique array of wildlife in its coastal habitat. Enjoy amazing views across the ocean. Meet in front of the nature center. 10:30 a.m. Park in the parking lot at the impasse 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Maintaining parking available in the gravel yard at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Reservations are not required.

Walking in the Ocean Trails Reserve

Join Los Serenos de Point Vicente at the Ocean Trails Reserve for a guided tour led by group physicians. The ride will take place via the Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat along the Western Bluff of Trump National Golf Course. Learn about local geology and flowering fall habitats. Stay to watch the sunset from Founders Park. The tour will take from one and a half to two hours. Meet at 3pm There will be a check-in table on the sidewalk of the parking lot. This is a moderate hike that includes walking on some unstable surfaces and loose gravel. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring water as there are no drinking fountains on the walkways. Park is to the left of Trump National Club in Public Square at the end of Trump National Drive. For more information, call 310-544-5260 or visit

October 19 Wednesday

Terranea Marketing Director: Bohannon Lecture

Andrea Deakoning, Director of Experimental Marketing at Terranea Resort, will discuss upcoming fall and holiday festivities at the popular local resort, and recent organizational changes that will enhance the Terranea experience for local guests and visitors. 10:30 a.m. at Fred Hesse Park at RPV. Call (310) 377-3003 for more information.

October 26 Wednesday

Bohannon Lecture Series in Collaboration with PVAC-Peninsula Seniors

Bruce Dalrymple, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gardena High School Collection, PV Art Center will discuss, “The Gifted: California Gardena High School Art Collection, 1919-1956.” It will chronicle the school’s ambitious artistic endeavors, its impact on the broader cultural landscape of Los Angeles, and the mission to preserve, restore and display the collection and preserve its unique history. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the exhibition. This special event will take place at 10:30 AM. At the Photovoltaic Arts Center at RPV. Call (310)-377-3003 for more information.

October 28 Friday

Nature & Me Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years old. No reservation needed. 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

October 29 Saturday

Nature walk leaders training

Share your love of nature with your local community by learning how to become a nature walk leader. Help the reserve host take free nature walks on different trails on the peninsula on the second Saturday of every month. Age 18 and over. October 29 and November 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Register at pen