Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lectures & Coffee & Cars August 2016

The Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series August 2016 is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to hear interesting speakers.  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.

August 3, 2016 – Dr. David Meyer, CEO of LA Biomed – Genetic Medicine: The right treatment for the right person at the right time. Dr. Meyer will be discussing the genetic revolution that is becoming a major force in our lives from GMO’s to the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases.

August 10, 2016 – Carla Mathis – Two Discoveries – Carla Mathis is a published author, trainer, and president /co-founder of The Style Core.  Her famous book, The Triumph of Individual Style, is used to design schools here and abroad.  She will be discussing the two discoveries that help to reveal the connection between our aesthetic preferences and how are bodies are designed.

August 17, 2016 – Dr. Shelly Stockwell Nicholas PhD – Story Telling 101, is a local resident and author of 19 books.  Her latest “Story Telling 101” reminds us of our own adventure that we call life.  Shelly is the President of the International Hypnosis Federation, and also the Creator of Joy Therapy.  She will be sharing her old and new stories.

August 24, 2016 – Rosemary Novellino-Means – Saving Radio City Music Hall – brief history of what really happened.  Rosemary’s presentation is about Saving Radio City Music Hall in 1978  when the hall was to be closed and demolished.

August 31, 2016 – Melanie Dreike – Quilter Extraordinaire – Quilting isn’t what it used to be.  Melanie will be discussing new equipment that is currently being used in the quilting circles to help with pattern making and quality quilting.

COFFEE & CARS

On Saturday, August 7. 2016, the Peninsula Seniors will sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center (Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates).  A group of car enthusiasts will bring their Hot Rod, Custom, Muscle Car, Sports Car, Antique, and other special interest vehicles, to the Peninsula Shopping Center parking lot where you can admire the cars, meet the owners and ask them questions.

Coffee & Cars is held the first Saturday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the back parking area near the intersection of Crossfield Drive and Indian Peak Road (across from the Norris Theatre) in the Peninsula Shopping Center.  Each month, a different type of car is featured.

For more information contact Peninsula Seniors at (310) 377-3003.

To read my previous article on Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Seniors                                                                      

Peninsula Seniors 2016 Lecture Series & Coffee and Cars In May

Peninsula Seniors 2016 Lecture Series & Coffee and Cars In May 

Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to hear several interesting topics discussed at the May 2016 Peninsula Seniors Lectures Series.  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.

May 4 – Dr. Lew Holzman, is a retired orthopedic surgeon and a docent at the Gene Autry Museum. He will be discussing the Unification of Japan in the 16th Century with the battles and negotiations that unified the many domains in the 16th century Japan, into one three island country with one ruler.  The life of Toyotami Hideyoshi is central to this history as he was the one who accomplished most of the unification.

A Special Saturday Afternoon Lecture will be added on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. –  Rory Cunningham will be discussing the introduction of Art Deco in Paris circa 1925.  Mr. Cunningham has served on multiple preservation organizations including the Los Angeles Conservancy, West Adams Heritage Association, The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles where he served as president.  He has taught at UCLA and lectures on various aspects of the Art Deco movement throughout the states.  This presentation will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Paris exhibition of 1925, and how Art Deco spread throughout the world.

May 11 – Gene Dotson, was president of Teledyne INET, founded Power Paragon, Inc, later sold to L-3 Communications, Inc. where he was promoted to the presidency of the 15 company, Power and Control Systems Group of L-3.  Mr. Dotson retired from aerospace in 2005.  He is currently President/CEO of Paragon Technical Associates, and Director/Part Owner of Premier Bank of California.  He will be discussing “CHANGE” and why is it moving so fast, and why it is a marvelous time to be alive!

May 18 – Natalie Meyer – Fashion Industry – Natalie is currently the head costumer for Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, and for the Workman/Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry.  She teaches sewing, produces period fashion shows, and lectures on the history of women’s clothing from 1300 to 1960.

May 25 – Beverly Fridley -Direct your life with Musical Thinking.  This special presentation by a retired professor about music and memory will include some history of psychology and what works and what hasn’t worked in becoming the person you want to be.  She will be referencing studies of the brain plus what you can do to direct your own life the way you want it to go.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Peninsula Seniors will sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center (off Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates).  A group of car enthusiasts will bring their Hot Rod, Custom, Muscle Car, Sports Car, Antique, and other special interest vehicles, to the Peninsula Shopping Center parking lot where you can admire the cars, meet the owners and ask them questions.

To read my prior article on Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series click here.

For more information contact Peninsula Seniors at (310) 377-3003.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Seniors

Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lectures & Coffee & Cars February 2016

Palos Verdes Peninsula Seniors Lectures & Coffee & Cars February 2016

The Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series February 2016 is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to hear interesting speakers.  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 3, 2016 – Ron V. Franco – The Challenges of Finding the Perfect Set Decoration. Ron will discuss how  special effects for movies and television are made through the magic of creative set decorations.

February 10, 2016 – Bob Schirn – DNA to solve Murder Cases. Brought back by popular demand this former D.A. will divide his lecture into three parts: First an overview of DNA and how it is used in criminal prosecutions. Second is how DNA can be used to solve murders. Third is how DNA was used to solve a particular 20 year old case.

February 17, 2016 – David Hart, Ph.D. – Memory Boosters. David is returning for the second of three exciting workshops to boost brain power and enhance memory.  He will challenge the attendees to realize how to focus attention, solve problems, and learn strategies to remain cognitively fit.

February 24, 2016 – Tim Cross – First Successful Invasion of North America.  Tim will be presenting a presentation on Western Europe’s migration into North American, its effects and treatment of Native Americans and include the perceived justification by Western European cultures.

COFFEE & CARS

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Peninsula Seniors will sponsor Coffee & Cars at the Peninsula Shopping Center (Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates).  A group of car enthusiasts will bring their Hot Rod, Custom, Muscle Car, Sports Car, Antique, and other special interest vehicles, to the Peninsula Shopping Center parking lot where you can admire the cars, meet the owners and ask them questions.

Coffee & Cars is held the first Saturday of every month 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the back parking area near the intersection of Crossfield Drive and Indian Peak Road (across from the Norris Theatre) in the Peninsula Shopping Center.  Each month, a different type of car is featured.

For more information contact Peninsula Seniors at (310) 377-3003.

To read my previous article on Peninsula Seniors Lecture Series click here.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Seniors                                                                      

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Free Income Tax Preparation 2015

Palos Verdes Free Income Tax Preparation 2015

Photo of Lakeview:Catalina Trail courtesy of Arvin Design

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Center is once again offering free income tax preparation to Palos Verdes homes owners through the AARP Tax-Aide Program.  These one hour sessions are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning February 6, 2016, and ending on April 9, 2016.  In order to take advantage of this free program, you must have all your tax documents for 2015 in hand before going in.  You are also required to bring copies of your 2014 Federal and State income tax returns.   It is open to all ages including seniors, but remember that space will be limited and you must bring your tax documents organized and ready to go.

This year, they will have tax preparation sessions on a first come – first serve basis so plan accordingly and make sure you are available to wait for an opening.  For more information, contact the Peninsula Seniors Center ob Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at (310) 377-3003 or go to seniors@pvseniors.org.

To read my prior article on Free Income Tax Preparation click here.

Peninsula Seniors is located at 30928 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.

Photo of  Lakeview Catalina Trail courtesy of Arvin Design.

 

 

PVE-CARES Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair

PVE-CARES Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair

The Neighborhood Church, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Palos Verdes 10th Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church.  This senior health fair 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 also be music from the 50’s courtesy of Chaussee’s Big Band and lunch will be served for the participants.  The fair will also feature an opportunity drawing for prizes and over 30 exhibitors of local resources geared toward senior services.

There will not be any document shredding or E-waste collection at this event.  Palos Verdes residents have an opportunity for these services on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Palos Verdes High School between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  Please click here to read my recent article on this shredding/e-waste event. 

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of these great services, and also to have a relaxing visit at one of our most beautiful, historic locations on the Peninsula.  The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates.

For more information on this event contact PVE-CARES through the Police Department at (310) 378-4211.

Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Church.