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Harbor Currents: FAMILY/COMMUNITY April 3, 2013

April 4
Drumm Farm Stories
Jeff Bollinger will discuss and sign his new book Drumm Farm Stories: Letting Skeletons Out of the Barn, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4, at Williams’ Book Store.
At the age of twelve, through happenstance and circumstances out of his control, Bollinger left the comfort of his mother for the Andrew Drumm Institute, home and work farm for wayward and homeless boys. This book contains his stories of five and a half years at the Institute. Life there was bizarre at times, but also tragic, heartfelt, comical, insightful and true.
Details: (310) 832-3631
Venue: Williams’ Book Store.
Location: 443 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 6
Edge of LA International Wine Festival
The 4rth Annual Edge of LA International Wine Festival will be held on April 6, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will feature over 30 wineries pouring tastes of many varieties, that attendees can sample. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Recovery at Sea, which is a non-profit organization that provides clinical outpatient treatment services for those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Tickets will be $35 for Off the Vine Wine Club members and $55 for the general admission. Harbor City residents may attend for $45.
Details: (310) 831-1551; www.edgeoflawineevents.com,
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 6
Menudo, Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Support YMCA Executive Director Margie Hernandez, who is running for San Pedro Honorary Mayor, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the YWCA Harbor Area & South Bay in San Pedro.
Donation is $5.
Details: (310) 547-0831
Venue: YWCA Harbor Area & South Bay
Location: 437 W 9th St., San Pedro

April 6
PVPLC First Saturday Bird Walk
Join a naturalist to discover the beautiful birds that live in the willow-filled canyon with coastal age habitat, starting at 8:30 a.m. April 6, at George F. Canyon in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Details: (310) 547-0862

April 9
Peace: Inner, Outer, Intercultural, Inter-disciplinary
Marymount College presents: Peace: Inner, Outer, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary, at 7:30 p.m. April 9, at the Chapel on the Main Campus
The will feature music and speakers from the arts, social science and more to discuss the many concepts of peace. Reception and discussion follow in the P.E.A.C.E. Center. Free.
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.marymountpv.edu.
Venue: Marymount College
Location: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes

April 13
Guided Nature Walk
Appreciate some of the best wildflower viewing and dramatic geological formations on the cliffs of this former basalt quarry, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 13, starting at the Ladera Linda Community Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.
See the faults, folds and igneous intrusions visible in the sedimentary bedding. This is a moderate to strenuous walk.
Details: (310) 541-7613 ext. 201; www.pvplc.org.
Venue: Ladera Linda Community Center
Location: 32201 Forrestal Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

April 17
Wild Birds Unlimited
Join expert birder Bob Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited for a guided bird walk, starting at 8:30 p.m. April 17 at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro.
The walk is free and open to the public.
Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
Location: 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro

April 20
Fighters of Armageddon
Lt. Col. Don Oldis, is speaking at the Western Museum of Flight on April 20, at 11 a.m. Oldis shares his stories and experiences as a combat pilot in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Admission will be $5, but free for museum members.
Details: (310) 326-9544; www.wmof.com
Venue: Western Museum of Flight
Location: 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance

April 20
American Indian Pow Wow Comes to CSU Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills, will host a Native American Pow Wow on April 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Native American Pow Wow is a social and sacred gathering of Native American tribes. The Dominguez Pow Wow will feature exhibitions of the traditional songs and dances, singing, drumming and flute music. Many vendors will be in attendance to sell Indian arts and crafts. This year’s theme will be aimed toward honoring Native American victims of violent crimes. A message board will be available for families to post photographs or articles about loved ones that have been victims. If you would like to honor a victim, please call (405) 532-2625. This event is open to the public, but families are requested of them to bring their own chairs. Parking will be $4.
Details: (310) 243-2438; www.csudh.edu/csl
Venue: Cal State Dominguez Hills University
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

April 20
Earth Day Fair and Coastal Bird Fest
Join the 43rd annual Earth Day Celebration of our Ocean Planet, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
Participation options include joining the beach clean up, grunion egg hatching, guided walks to the salt marsh and more.
Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. stop by the auditorium and exhibitor booths to view presentations throughout the day and see what people are doing to help care for the earth. Listen to musicians sharing about the ocean through songs. Learn about our coastal environment and take part in our salt marsh open house, habitat walks, coastal bird walks and bird lectures from experts in the field. Educate yourself about daily choices we can make to protect our planet.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

April 20
PVPLC Earth Day Celebration
Families enjoy this volunteer day beautifying a native plant demonstration garden and trails, taking a guided nature walk, and creating art taught by Art At Your Fingertips, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 20 at the White Point Nature Preserve.
The event is free and open to the public.
Details: (310) 541-7613; www.pvplc.org
Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
Location: 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro

April 24
Alaska Back Country Adventure
The Sierra Club hosts the Alaska Back Country Adventure on April 24, at 7 p.m. Wilderness outings expert Ron Henke, takes you on a trip to the rarely visited Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This will include lots of information for people who are interested in doing trips on their own without spending a fortune.
Details: (310) 383-5247
Venue: Palos Verdes Library Community Room
Location: 701 Silver Spur Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

April 24
Senior Capstone: Project Showcase
The Marymount College seniors, presents Senior Capstone: Project Showcase on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors will present a series of short lectures on their Capstone Research Project, which is a project that seniors undertake to demonstrate their comprehension of a specific area of interest and the ability to apply what they have learned in class to the real world.
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.marymountpv.edu
Venue: Marymount Waterfront Campus
Location: 222 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 24
Wild Birds Unlimited
Join expert birder Bob Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited for a guided bird walk, starting at 8:30 p.m. April 24 at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The walk is free and open to the public.
Venue: George F Canyon Nature Preserve
Location: 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates

April 27
Top Sail Youth Program Fundraiser
The Los Angeles Maritime Institute celebrates 20 years of its Top Sail Youth Program with its annual fundraiser event on April 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fundraiser is aimed at raising funds for the program that uses sailing the sea to provide disadvantaged youth with real life challenges. Tickets are $100 a piece, but include: Event admission, Hors d’Oeuvres, alcoholic beverages, live jazz, youth crew demonstrations, interactive exhibits, Tall Ship tour and much more.
Details: (310) 833-6055; www.lamifundraiser.brownpapertickets.com
Venue: Ports O’Call Restaurant
Location: 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro

April 27
Santa Cruz Island Annual Boat Trip
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will host their annual Boat Trip to Santa Cruz Island from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. Admission will be $55 per person for the boat ride and island adventure.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

April 27
Story Time with the Rangers
Your children will enjoy spending time with the Los Angeles City Rangers at the White Point Nature Education Center listening to nature-themed children’s stories for young people of all ages, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 27, at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 541-7613; www.pvplc.org
Venue: White Point Nature Education Center
Location: 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro

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