Volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Open 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Work with the ranching staff at the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve to help protect important wildlife habitats. Help with road maintenance, fence construction, sign installation and more. No experience is necessary. Age 15 and up. Sign in https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
The mission of the XPRIZE Foundation is to empower and empower humanity to achieve important things to accelerate a hopeful future. One of the foundation’s competitions is the ANA Avatar XPRIZE, a four-year global competition focused on the development of an avatar system that will convey a person’s emotions, actions and participation in a remote locations in real time, leading to a more connected world. The two-day event, open to the public free of charge, will be held from 10 am-6 pm on November 4th and November 5th at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. For more information, go to xprize.org/prizes/avatar/finals-testing.
The South Bay Athletic Club meets at noon on Fridays at HT Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. A different speaker every week. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30.
Close Acceptance for “Texture”
Join the Palos Verdes Library District to celebrate “Texture,” the art exhibit featuring the Redondo Beach Art Group. Live music and soft drinks are provided. 4-7 pm at Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.
Discussion in the library
The Palos Verdes Library District is holding a series of community discussions. Share your thoughts on the library in an informal meeting. The first meeting was held on October 28. The second meeting is at 10 am on November 5th at Malaga Cove Library and the third and final meeting is at 6 pm on November 10th at Miraleste Library. To register to participate, go to pvld.org.
George F Canyon Guided Nature Preserve Walk
10:30 a.m. with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You will be guided by an experienced person to study a unique species of animals in their habitat of the valley. Enjoy amazing views of the LA Basin. Meet at the back of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Park at the Preserve, located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP required. Rain has been cancelled.
Local writer, and author Deborah Paul will be the guest speaker at the Southwest Manuscripters/Surfwriters conference. Paul will discuss his work with the Flying Tigers of aviation, flying sailors from Southeast Asia, and pilgrims in the Muslim hadijs in Mecca, and how these experiences inspired him to write about his travels are unusual. He will also talk about self-publishing five children’s books. 2pm at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, 701 Silver Spur Road.
Abalone Cove Hike
Enjoy a guided tour of Abalone Cove at 2 pm Guided by Los Serenos docents, you will hike past the unique flora and fauna and explore the waters. Coastal sediments. The difficulty of the trek is moderate to strenuous. The trail to and from the pools is about a mile and includes an elevation change of about 120-feet. It is a children’s walk but the paths and rocky beaches are not suitable for babies. No dogs are allowed on the beach. The hike is free, and rain has canceled the hike. Car use is highly recommended as parking at Abalone Cove is limited. The address for Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, call 310-544-5366 or 310-544-5375 or go to losseros.org or www.facebook.com/LosSerenos.
Nature Walk Guide
Enjoy a guided nature walk at 9am at Alta Vicente Reserve and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Explore cactus wren and gnatcatcher restoration sites. Enjoy beautiful views of Catalina Island, blooming lupine and golden poppies and learn about the military history of the area in honor of Veterans Day. Underestimate the power. Sign in pvplc.org/calendar.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve
Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy maintain the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native plants, removing weeds, transplanting native plants, landscaping and more. 9 in the afternoon. Sign in to: https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
The group will meet at 1pm at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. Kelly Griffin will give a presentation, “Now and then – A note on the Yemeni island of Socotra.” Griffin, a succulent hybridizer, propagator and avid botanist, will discuss the flora and fauna he has observed on two trips to Socotra. Griffin will also discuss plants from the main country of Yemen. For more information, go to southcoastcss.org.
Living room music
The South Bay’s Chamber Orchestra continues with Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on November 13; Claire Huangci, piano, on Jan 15. Marcia Dickstein on guitar and Philip Vaiman on violin on March 5 and a concert titled, “Beethoven to Broadway,” on April 15. All concerts are at 7 p.m. at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center. Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets are $63, plus hall charge. Stock is available. For tickets, call 310-544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Kick off your holiday season with “The Nutcracker,” presented by Peninsula School of Performing Arts. Performances will be held at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater on November 18 at 7 pm, November 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm. and Nov. 20 pm and 4 pm Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children 17 and under. The theater is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Volunteer day out at the Alta Vicente Reserve
Help the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy restore habitat on a 22-acre restoration site to create a home for cactus wrens and rare gnatcatchers. The location offers beautiful views of Catalina Island. 9 in the afternoon. Sign in https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
Guided Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve
10:30 a.m. with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Naturalists will guide you on a path to find a unique species in their sage habitat with amazing views of the ocean Meet in front of the Nature Center and come in to explore after the walk. Park in the lot at the dead end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. No reservations are required. Reserve parking is available in a gravel lot at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.
Complimentary Champagne Ballroom Buffet
12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 4 pm, 4:30 pm and 5 pm at the Palos Verdes Ballroom at Terranea Resort. Cost: Adults (ages 13 and up) – $119, children (ages 5-12) – $59, children (ages 4 and under) – complimentary. The deadline for ordering tickets online is 5 pm on November 21. terranea.com. PEN