palos verdes community information: Norris Theatre Presents Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" - 01/27/14 06:28 PM

If your looking for a fun spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, well look no further.  Palos Verdes homes owners have such a play being performed locally at the Norris Theatre which is presenting a Tony award-winning Broadway stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's famous film, "The 39 Steps" which is an engaging, fast paced whodunit show that celebrates the magic of theatre.  This show closely follows the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film and this gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors putting their many sidesplitting skills to the test, playing 120 roles in 100 minutes of … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Hosts Spring Impressions! - 01/24/14 06:27 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On will  hold their "Spring Impressions" workshop at Terranea Resort on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  This is a fun morning which begins with a short hike down the discovery trail with children’s activities along the path.  This hike will  encourage the children to observe patterns of color and the different textures that are seen in nature.  Then they will take this knowledge to the workshop which will be dedicated to this season's theme of  "Cozy Critters".   The young artists then will transfer all their new impressions into their own masterpieces.  This is … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Whale Watching In Palos Verdes Is Back! - 01/23/14 07:16 PM

The Whale Watching season is upon us, and Palos Verdes homes owners have a local landmark where they can go and watch these massive mammals off our coastline.  The season has officially started, and according to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 604 whales have been counted going south as of today.  This number is higher  than past years, and in the last two years the numbers have been growing.   Most of the whales are traveling south to Baja and the concern in the last several months has been that they are swimming in the large container ship paths.  There is something … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes High School Students Can Choose Their School! - 01/22/14 06:04 PM

Attention parents of eighth grade students!  Palos Verdes High School, and Peninsula High School will be hosting their annual forums and tours at their respective schools for Palos Verdes homes owners (and tenants).  Any current eight grade student will have an opportunity to enroll under “open enrollment” which means that the students who will enter 9th grade in September 2014, may choose which high school they wish to attend.  Planning for the 2014-2015 school year is beginning, and enrollment numbers are critical to effectively prepare for the year.  Students must make their commitment by Wednesday, February 19, 2014, or the student will … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Opportunities In February - 01/17/14 07:12 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has a very busy calendar during the month of February.  In addition to offering hikes and other fun activities, they are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping our hillsides abundant with plants (which provide food and shelter for the wildlife).  The month of February is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to identify volunteer opportunities in their area.  Listed below you will find many opportunities for all ages to become more involved in volunteering here on the Peninsula.
Volunteering Events: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Trail Crew Introductory Class will be held on Saturday, … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Korean Friendhip Bell Has Unveiling Ceremony! - 01/08/14 02:26 PM

On Friday, January 10, 2014,  at 9:30 a.m., the Korean Friendhip Bell which sits peacefully on the knoll which extends from the San Pedro side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, will be unveiled after being restored to its original luster.  The repair work included resurfacing the bell and repairing and repainting the pavilion, with bell masters from South Korea traveling to San Pedro to do much of the detail work ensuring it would be authentic.  The cost to revamp the bell came entirely from private donations.  The Korean Friendship Bell has attracted hundreds of visitors with its massive size and pagoda like … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: The Tall Ships Will Be Sailing Near Palos Verdes - 01/06/14 07:40 PM

The tall ships are back again offering Palos Verdes homes owners a fun adventure for both you and your children to enjoy right here in our area. This three hour trip offered by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, offers a hands on experience with both kids and parents working the ropes to raise the sails, and even getting to climb up to the top of the ship to get a birds eye view.  These adventures will take place on January 3, 7 & 11, 2014, with two daily sails, 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The two brigantines used … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions 2013 - 11/22/13 06:32 PM

The holidays are almost here and Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy many upcoming events.  There are tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades, Nutcracker ballets, visits with Santa and more.  Here are just a few of the events coming your way:
The Promenade on the Peninsula will be beginning their holiday traditions on Saturday, November 23, 2013, with a Holiday Open House starting at 4:00 p.m. with refreshments, snacks and store promotions.   This will lead up to the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration which begins at 5:00 p.m. with local talent providing holiday performances, music and a special guest.  The Promenade on … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Enjoy Palos Verdes Yule Parlor Parade & Christmas Tea! - 11/20/13 04:56 PM

For the last 57 years the Neighborhood Church has been presenting the Yule Parlor Parade.  This year it will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2013.  The Home Tour itself is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Tea and Boutique is held in the Fellowship Hall from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Each year a selection of beautiful homes are chosen and decorated in a unique manner for Christmas.  This year’s tour includes stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula homes and the historical Haggarty Mansion.  The homes have different themes such as: “Family Christmas," "Christmas Breakfast,” “Christmas on … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Thanksgiving At Terrenea Resort In Palos Verdes! - 11/15/13 06:10 PM

If you haven’t made your holiday plans yet, perhaps Terranea Resort can help you get out of the kitchen with their Thanksgiving and Hanukkah dining specials. Palos Verdes homes owners are lucky to have such an amazing resort here in our back yard that brings a little bit of home to its visitors.
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, The Links at Terranea will be offering a Turkey Shoot Out golf scramble from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. and a team of 4 players can join in the contest on the 9-hole course where prizes will be award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Half Marathon Along Spectacular Coastline! - 11/13/13 05:39 PM

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon and Community 5K, will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.  It will start and finish at Pelican Cove adjacent to the  Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.  This is the second time in 46 years of staging the marathon in Palos Verdes that there will only be a half marathon offered.  This event includes a beer garden, a giant expo, live music and food.
The course will follow our beautiful coastline through the communities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates - along Lunada Bay, Bluff Cove and Abalone Cove just to name a few locations.  … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Afternoon Tea On The Queen Mary - 11/11/13 06:01 PM

Afternoon Tea at the Queen Mary (which is one of the closest Tea locations to Palos Verdes) gave me a feeling of being on a cruise.  It has been several years since I visited the Queen Mary and it was better than I remembered!  From the moment we stepped onto the ship, it felt like we were out at sea.  The Tea Room is at the top of the Queen Mary and as we wandered through the ship, we really felt the nostalgia of the era.  The Tea Room had a very formal period look with large windows to view … (2 comments)

palos verdes community information: Take A Walk With Your Best Friend! - 10/28/13 04:03 PM

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9 - 11 a.m., the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering a nature walk at the Alta Vista Reserve.  The great thing about this walk is that your dog can come along and and enjoy the hike with you!  Palos Verdes homes owners only have a temporary dog park (Rancho Caninos Dog Park, click here to read my 2012 post) where their dogs can roam, but on this walk the dogs while on leash will  be able to explore this newly restored habitat.
The Alta Vista Reserve includes 56 acres of land on the slopes … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Hike Trails Below Trump National Golf Course In Palos Verdes - 10/25/13 04:25 PM

On Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., Los Serenos de Point Vincente docents will be taking hikers on the switchback trails below the Trump National Golf Course down to the beach. This moderate hike is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to get out and enjoy our beautiful Peninsula while learning more about the local geology and looking for the Fall blooms.  While walking through the mature coastal sage scrub, you will enjoy the fabulous ocean views along the bluffs while you walk down to the rocky beach.  After the hike, you will return to Founders Park where you can stay and watch … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Harvest Festival - 10/23/13 04:58 PM

The Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Lunada Bay Plaza.  This fun activity sponsored by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association will be held from 12:00 noon until 4:00p.m.  This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy an afternoon outing with their family.  The event will include not only live entertainment, but also bungee jumping, moon bouncing, an obstacle course. arts and crafts vendors and, of course, a pumpkin patch.  There will also be food and drink vendors.  To read more about the Palos Verdes Lunada Bay Harvest Festival, click here....
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palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Senior Health Fair 2013 - 10/21/13 06:35 PM

The 8th Annual Senior Health Fair will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church.  The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates.  This event is offered by PVE-CARES (Community Assistance and Resources for the Elderly and Seniors).
Palos Verdes homes owners will once again be able to get free flu shots for seniors and other medical screenings.  There will be music and a free lunch will be served for all participants.  This is also a great opportunity to clean out your cabinets and bring all  your … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Do You Have Your Halloween Costume Yet? - 10/18/13 05:34 PM

If you haven't' been to The Costume Closet lately then you are in for a big surprise!  Their inventory has grown to over 8,000 costumes, and they have increased not only their Halloween costumes areas, but also their theatrical/period clothing, wedding/formal wear and high end vintage clothing.  Their accessory and shoe department has tripled since my last visit, and now can be accessed quickly with their new computer system.  The rental pricing cannot be beat, and rentals are usually for a week except for specialty items and theatrical costumes.  Credit cards are now accepted for payment.  It is a good idea … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Autumn Impressions Workshop At Terranea Resort In Palos Verdes - 10/16/13 06:33 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great family opportunity on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Terranea Resort will be hosting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Art to Grow On, Inc. for Autumn Impressions.  This fun outing includes a coastal hike along the Discovery Trail to Terranea Resort and also a nature workshop.  During the hike, the children will get a closer look at the area and will be discussing the "Leafy Landscapes" which surround them.  The beautiful fall colors offer a backdrop of different color palettes for them to experience and enjoy.  Then the young artists will … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Fun Run At The Promenade - 10/11/13 06:41 PM

Promenade on the Peninsula will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 13, 2013, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Peninsula Mall.  Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity to join this exciting and unique 5K that starts directly on the Promenade Mall.  The race starts off through the beautiful canyon view streets of Rolling Hills Estates and will make a large loop around the mall via Silver Spur and Indian Peak roads.  The finish will have runners sprinting past Center Court of the Promenade Mall.
This will be a first class race with computerized "wire" timing, a reusable runners backpack … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Shop Local First In Palos Verdes - 10/10/13 07:00 PM

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce wants to remind you of its “Local First” initiative to assist our local economy and to show Palos Verdes homes owners all the benefits that our community receives by supporting our local businesses.  October is a great time to encourage residents to take a look around the Peninsula to find resources they can use this time of year.  The Chamber put out the following list of  Top 10 Reasons To Shop, Dine and Do Business Locally First.
1. Significantly More Money Re-circulates in the Local Community.
2. Unique Businesses … (0 comments)

 
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