palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation's Main Event - 04/25/14 08:08 PM
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation's Main Event

Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) will be holding its annual “Main Event” fundraiser on Saturday, May 10, 2014, to assist in additional funding for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  This year’s event “Let's Bond" is inspired by James Bond and will have casino tables, silent and live actions, dinner and, of  course, dancing.  The cost is $250 per person if purchased by April 26, 2014, or $275 thereafter until tickets are sold out.
Terranea Resort is offering their Kids Club services for children 2-12 years of age from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. that … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club Offers Swim Lessons - 04/18/14 05:53 PM
 Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club Offers Swim Lessons

Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club offers youth swim lessons for Palos Verdes home owners - even to non-members of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club.  The lessons are provided for children of all levels.  This is not for recreational swimming, but for the specific lesson/program being offered.  For a Palos Verdes Estates resident, the non-member session is $180.  The enrollment will be capped at 1 instructor per 6 students so it’s important to enroll now during open registration.  There are still classes available and it is recommended that you print the program brochure and have all your registration … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Enjoy "The Drowsy Chaperone" At The Norris Theatre - 04/16/14 07:29 PM

Palos Verdes home owners are lucky to have the Norris Theatre located right here on the Peninsula. "The Drowsy Chaperone," is a madcap muciscal comedy and also the winner of five Tony Awards, will be playing at the Norris beginning on April 25th and running through May 11, 2014.  This is a fun toe tapping trip back to the golden age of musicals.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" was a fictional 1928 smash hit which featured a musical theatre fanatic who tries to chase the blues away by playing his favorite cast album.  This show starts in a living room and then everything … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Earth Day Celebrations! - 04/10/14 06:13 PM
Palos Verdes Earth Day Celebrations!

Palos Verdes Earth Day Celebrations will be hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and Palos Verdes homes owners will have an opportunity to join in the fun at White Point Nature Preserve.  We have been celebrating Earth Day on April 22 in this country since 1970.  Click here to read about Palos Verdes Earth Day celebrations last year.  The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act.
At White Point Nature Preserve from 9:00 a.m. … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Easter Dining in Palos Verdes! - 04/07/14 07:17 PM

The beautiful Terranea Resort, right here in Palos Verdes, offers Palos Verdes homes owners an opportunity to experience wonderful restaurants and other amenities as well as exquisite views at this fabulous destination hotel.  What would be better than to join them for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20, 2014?
Terranea Resort offers a variety of food adventures to choose from.  The Easter Ballroom Brunch will offer an Omelet & Egg Station, Carving Station, a Dessert Buffet, Complimentary Champagne and more.  The seating times are as follows:  9:30, 10:00 & 10:30 a.m, and then afternoon times of 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00 p.m.  The cost for brunch is:  adults $90 (includes champagne), children 3-10 $40, … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: New - Rancho Palos Verdes Beach Is A Dedicated Park! - 04/02/14 06:38 PM

Rancho Palos Verdes Beach is one of the newer drop in parks that Palos Verdes homes owners have the opportunity to visit.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has recently added it to the Recreation & Park List.  It is a stretch of rocky and sandy beach of approximately one acre and is located beneath the Trump National Golf Course.  The city acquired the beach in 2011 through the golf course's project entitlements.  The water contains rocks and seaweed, and this is not considered a swimming beach.  It has, however, pristine tide pools which can be viewed when the tide is … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Historic Homes Tour! - 03/19/14 06:52 PM

The Palos Verdes Art Center is proud to present "The Circle 2014 Historic Homes Tour" on Friday, April 11, and  Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This tour features three historic Palos Verdes Estates homes.
This year's home tour includes an Eclectic Spanish Colonial with 6,000 square feet that was built in 1920 by Roland Coate.  Within its historic walls the homeowner has created a family friendly home that is both pretty and practical.  This home is located on a double lot near the coast where it enjoys ocean breezes and beautiful views.
The second home is a Andalusian Farmhouse which was … (3 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Children's Summer Camps! - 03/14/14 06:26 PM

Although it seems a little early to be thinking about summer activities, before you know it children are out of school and looking for things to do.  On Saturday, March 15, 2014, What’s Up For Kids will be having their annual Kids, Camps and Connections for Palos Verdes homes owners giving parents exciting options for children’s activities this summer.  It will  be held this year at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will have over 75 different exhibitors and resources for children of all ages.  Each year the science and educational activities seem to increase and there is an ever changing list of … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Tai Chi In The Garden In Palos Verdes! - 03/12/14 06:33 PM

The South Coast Botanic Garden is offering a series of winter classes on Chen Bing Taiji (Tai Chi), Saturday mornings beginning March 15, 2014.  These classes will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will continue through May.  This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to get a little exercise while enjoying these beautiful gardens.  Classes will be held at the Koi Pond Patio by Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wanting!  This gives you the opportunity to exercise in a natural setting instead of a studio environment and … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Do You Know What Palos Verdes School Education Costs? - 03/10/14 06:26 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners and their tenants are fortunate to be able to send their children to the award winning Palos Verdes schools.  The Peninsula Education Foundation recently released a school chart tuition/funding comparison for both public and private Palos Verdes schools and the numbers are surprising.
State funding for Palos Verdes Unified School District's middle and high school level students is only $6,112 per student for the 2013/2014 year.  Compare that to tuition for Chadwick ($30,000), Rolling Hills Preparatory School ($27,960), Rolling Hills Country Day  K-8 ($18,000) and Peninsula Heritage K-6 ($23,230) and you can see why the Foundation … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Time To Sign Up For Palos Verdes Junior Ranger Program! - 03/07/14 06:11 PM

Again this year, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in cooperation with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, invites children from 7 to 12 years of age to join the Junior Ranger Program.  Palos Verdes homes owners can encourage their children to consider how they leaving their “footprints on this earth” and take more interest in their own local community.   The program will teach them about our local trails, the wildlife and outdoor preparedness to enable them to have basic trail etiquette and safety practices here on the Peninsula.
Orientation for the Junior Ranger Program is on March 8th or 9th, … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy's March Events! - 03/05/14 06:33 PM

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering a full calendar of fun activities during the month of March.  In addition to hikes and other outside activities, they are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping our hillsides abundant with plants that will be regrowing in spring.
Special Events:
Guided Nature walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to Royal Palms, on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. - You will see the unusual geologic formations on the coastal bluffs down to the shoreline while also learning more about the cultural history of the area from abalone fishing to the recent … (2 comments)

palos verdes community information: Spring Break Activities For Palos Verdes Children - 03/03/14 07:25 PM

2014 Spring Break is almost here for Palos Verdes students and here are some ideas for Palos Verdes homes owners to keep their children entertained during the week.
AYSO Spring Soccer Camps are offering a session from March 24th to March 28, 2014, at Highridge Park.  Children from 4 to 16 years of age can spend the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. learning or improving their soccer skills.  The cost of the camps for children from 6-16 is $120 per week.  For children whose ages are 4-5 the price is only $75 per week, and there are two time options - 9:00 … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Do You Want To Win A Palos Verdes Home? - 02/26/14 05:57 PM

The Palos Verdes Art Center is continuing it’s annual Best House Raffle for the 12th year.  This year’s dream prize is the most dramatic ever -  a $1,925,000 home located in Lunada Bay and $1,000,000 cash or $2,000,000 cash (based on 40,000 ticket sales).
For the past eleven years, the Palos Verdes Art Center has given away over $12,500,000 in cash and prizes.  The money is being raised to continue to fund exhibition, education and outreach programs making visual arts available, accessible and affordable.  The Art Center is available for local Palos Verdes homes owners to take classes, purchase hand crafted items and visit local artists' gallery showings.  … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Cherry Blossom Time In Palos Verdes! - 02/24/14 05:53 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners are in for a special treat as the Cherry Blossoms are starting to bloom at the South Coast Botanic Garden.  This is the closest location for us to see the beauty and color of these trees.  This yearly event reminds us that Spring is just around the corner.  On Saturday, March 5th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. bring a picnic and enjoy Cherry Blossom time at the Garden.  Cherry Blossoms are said to be an omen of good fortune and also an emblem of love and affection.  So why not enjoy nature and celebrate these gorgeous blooms.  The upper and lower meadows will be … (1 comments)

palos verdes community information: Whale Of A Day Celebration Coming Soon! - 02/19/14 05:36 PM

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente are once again sponsoring “Whale of a Day” for all Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay to enjoy.  This is a festival which celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chucki Seas in Alaska to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja.  As of February 10, 2014, there have been 1,090 whales counted already this year.  If you are looking for a popular fun outing for the whole family to enjoy, stop … (2 comments)

palos verdes community information: Enjoy Outdoor Fun This Saturday - 02/12/14 06:31 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners are once again able to explore their local wildlife areas made possible by the wonderful volunteer groups who help to protect our Peninsula. Here are two activities next Saturday that are a real educational experience.
A moderate hike of the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park on Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. will be sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente.  This is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the fascinating marine life in our area.  This is a free public walk and, no matter how many times you have been … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series For February - 02/10/14 07:57 PM

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to hear several interesting topics discussed at the February 2014 Lectures sponsored by the Peninsula Seniors.  These Lectures take place at Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, in the Fireside Room on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
February 12 - Award winning television host and best selling book author Maureen Nunn,will be sharing her knowledge of Pat Nixon who she personally knew.  Maureen's mother and Pat Nixon shared a long friendship that is documented in letters that the women exchanged.  Maureen has presented at the Presidenial … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Palos Verdes Library February Activities - 02/05/14 06:47 PM

The Palos Verdes Library District offers great opportunities for Palos Verdes homes owners during the month of February.  There are interesting classes for both adults and children to enjoy.  Listed below are just a few of the fun events that are available:
Young Readers 2014, the Steam Craft Series, (Steam - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) will be offered on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. and will cover terrific technology along with crafts and presentations.
eBooks Download will be offered on Sunday, February 16, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Palos Verdes … (0 comments)

palos verdes community information: Free Income Tax Preparation Program - 01/31/14 07:20 PM

Once again Palos Verdes homes owners who are looking for assistance with their tax filings, are able  to make appointments at the Peninsula Seniors Center for free help with tax preparation.  This is an AARP Tax-Aide Program which has one-hour appointments that can be scheduled on Saturdays only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on February 1, 2014, and ending on April 12, 2014.
In order to take advantage of this program, you must have all your tax documents for 2013 in hand before making your appointment.  You are also required to bring copies of your 2012 Federal and State income tax … (2 comments)

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