This year’s Citizen of the Year Award dinner held last month at the Palos Verdes Country Club recognized Rosemary Humphrey as the 2012 Citizen of the Year for her very long list of community achievements; her impact and breadth of service in the volunteer environment; for her many years of service on the Palos Verdes Estates City Council, and as Principal of Rancho del Mar Continuation High School.
Reception for Steve Wozniak
Prior to the Redondo Beach Speakers Series a private reception was held at the Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach for Torrance Memorial’s major donors and hospital leadership to meet the evening’s speaker, Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computers.
A Night in Tuscany
St. Francis Episcopal Church, Palos Verdes Estates hosted their annual event in mid-October featuring special guest, winemaker, Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery.
Entertaining for the Holidays
Members of Las Candalistas held their 4th annual tabletop design, boutique and speaker series in October in the former Restoration Hardware location at the Promenade on the Peninsula.
The 20th Anniversary of the Saint John’s Cardiovascular Research Center at LA BioMed was celebrated on September 20 with a tour of the laboratories and presentations of ongoing research in the Blaufuss Amphitheater followed by a reception and dinner for guests and investigators.
Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation board members Christy Abraham, Nadine Bobit, Katie Fulmer and Patrick Theodora hosted community members at a special Salon event at the Palos Verdes Estates Home of Ellen and Patrick Theodora.
Garden-to-Table Dining Experience
A full moon rose over the Peninsula as over 200 guests gathered the last day of September on the Terranea Resort lawn to sample select wines and A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience” featuring a James Beard-inspired menu by award-winning Chef Michael Fiorelli of mar’sel at Terranea Resort.
Sunday by the Sea Food and Wine Tasting Gala, presented by City National Bank, celebrated its 22nd year at the Elliott home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes Estates.
Success by the Sea
Marymount College Palos Verdes – San Pedro held their biennial scholarship gala on the grounds of the Palos Verdes camps this past September.
The popular Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance’s Pleasure Road Rallye that wound its way around the PV Peninsula and parts of San Pedro from the Rolling Hills Country Club to the PV Golf Club.
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Patrons, Sustainers and Inactive members were invited to a lovely September afternoon tea at the Miraleste home of Donna Broderick.
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The Associates, a support group for the Palos Verdes Art Center, held their very popular Celebrate Chefs & Cellars event in late July at an elegant ocean view residence in Palos Verdes Estates.
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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Palos Verdes Branch recently honored Rowie Wolf with its 2012 Status of Women Award.
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Members of the Toberman Auxiliary gathered last month in the Peninsula garden of Diana and Ray Martin for a fun afternoon of western burgers and dogs, some country music and line dancing.
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Members of the Encore Circle, the premiere group of supporters for the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, gathered at the Norris Pavilion in mid September for an evening of libations, gourmet dining and entertainment in honor of the upcoming Norris Center 30th Anniversary theatre season.