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Fri, 3/6 10:00am

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Series: $100 members / $115 non-members     

Materials Fee: $25 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Julie James: Owner and Director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, UCCE Master Gardener and Certified Herbalist

Learn about the benefits of using herbs and natural products on your skin and hair. This workshop will include information on how to use these ingredients to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products while offering an introduction to botanical beauty. This four-part course will offer a tutorial on how to choose ingredients for skin types, skin first aid and desired effects. Students will dive into processes for making a range of beauty products, including creams, facial masks, sprays, toners, scrubs and bath salts, creating a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.


 

Sat, 3/7 9:00am

Saturdays and Sundays, February 28, March 1, 7, 8

Locations: Sakura Meadow, Amphitheater Lawn, Upper and Lower Meadows

Included with paid Garden admission

 

Feel free to bring some food, blankets and/or chairs and have your picnic under the Cherry Blossoms on the Sakura Meadow and Amphitheater Lawn, or on the Upper and Lower Meadows. A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information.

On Saturday, March 7, we will be partnering with the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) to provide a number of cultural performances and activities. Following is the current schedule of events. Sound for the event will be generously provided by VOX DJs.

 

Upper Meadow

10:00 am Gardena Valley Japanese Language School Students (Choir Performance)

11:00 am GVJCI presents Kyudo Renmei (Archery)

12:00 pm GVJCI presents Southern California Naginata Federation

1:00 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai Chika’s Ukulele and Harriet’s Hula

2:00 pm GVJCI and Prota Taiko

4:00 pm Bando Hidesomi (Japanese Odori Group)

 

Lower Meadow

10:00 am SCBG Yoga Demonstrations by Nicole Fagone (10:00 am — 12:00 pm)

12:00 pm SCBG Tai Chi Demonstrations by Angie Sierra (12:00 pm — 3:30 pm)

3:30 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai — Gentle Yoga

 

Amphitheater

12:30 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai’s Karaoke Club — Evelyn Mayewaki (Singing Enka)

1:30 pm GVJCI SSJAM — Michael Murata and VoCoLoCo (Piano and Vocals)

2:30 pm Tanoshii Tanka — Genie Nakano (Tanka)

 

Frances Young Hall — Displays

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

GVJCI Japanese Language School Work

GVJCI Sansei Stories

GVJCI presents Meito Calligraphy

Manzanar Paintings Display

SCBG Ikebana Display

SCBG Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor Art Display

South Coast Bonsai Association Display

 


 

Sat, 3/7 10:00am

$35 members / $40 non-members

Elaine Skaggs: Owner, CLC, CLE, CPD is a nationally Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), a certified Doula with DONA and a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator. Megan Brown, with a Degree in Education, was a fourth grade teacher in Manhattan Beach. She will share what she observed in the classroom and how to help your toddler become the best learner possible.

Preschool Ready or Not – The Tools for School

When looking at a preschool we need to evaluate our goals specific to our child. These are special years that can form how our little one views school. "What type of learner will my child become with this style of teaching?" Many more questions should be asked when sending our little ones off to their first school. We will have treats for you to enjoy as you learn about this important tool.


 

Sun, 3/8 8:00am

Sundays and Wednesdays

No fees associated with this class

Martin Byhower and Stephanie Bryan: 40+ years of combined birding experience in conducting and documenting sightings.

Are you interested in birds? Join Stephanie Bryan and Martin Byhower of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society as they tour the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds. No experience is required, but binoculars are recommended. The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden. Please arrive punctually should you wish to join the group. Binoculars recommended. Binoculars can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance.


 

Sun, 3/8 9:00am

Saturdays and Sundays, February 28, March 1, 7, 8

Locations: Sakura Meadow, Amphitheater Lawn, Upper and Lower Meadows

Included with paid Garden admission

 

Feel free to bring some food, blankets and/or chairs and have your picnic under the Cherry Blossoms on the Sakura Meadow and Amphitheater Lawn, or on the Upper and Lower Meadows. A self-guided tour and information sheet will be available. Please visit the Gift Shop for more information.

On Saturday, March 7, we will be partnering with the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI) to provide a number of cultural performances and activities. Following is the current schedule of events. Sound for the event will be generously provided by VOX DJs.

 

Upper Meadow

10:00 am Gardena Valley Japanese Language School Students (Choir Performance)

11:00 am GVJCI presents Kyudo Renmei (Archery)

12:00 pm GVJCI presents Southern California Naginata Federation

1:00 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai Chika’s Ukulele and Harriet’s Hula

2:00 pm GVJCI and Prota Taiko

4:00 pm Bando Hidesomi (Japanese Odori Group)

 

Lower Meadow

10:00 am SCBG Yoga Demonstrations by Nicole Fagone (10:00 am — 12:00 pm)

12:00 pm SCBG Tai Chi Demonstrations by Angie Sierra (12:00 pm — 3:30 pm)

3:30 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai — Gentle Yoga

 

Amphitheater

12:30 pm GVJCI Tomo no Kai’s Karaoke Club — Evelyn Mayewaki (Singing Enka)

1:30 pm GVJCI SSJAM — Michael Murata and VoCoLoCo (Piano and Vocals)

2:30 pm Tanoshii Tanka — Genie Nakano (Tanka)

 

Frances Young Hall — Displays

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

GVJCI Japanese Language School Work

GVJCI Sansei Stories

GVJCI presents Meito Calligraphy

Manzanar Paintings Display

SCBG Ikebana Display

SCBG Oriental Impressionistic Watercolor Art Display

South Coast Bonsai Association Display

 


 

Sun, 3/8 10:30am

Sundays, March 8, April 19, May 17

Series: $15 members / $20 non-members        

Drop-in: $8 members / $10 non-members

Materials Fee: $5 (payable to instructor, one-time fee)

Beth Crosse: Ocean-friendly Garden Chair of South Bay Chapter and Green Gardens Group (G3) Certified Trainer, Maintenance Director for Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden.

 Instructor Beth Crosse will teach students how to achieve an Ocean-friendly Garden through giving your garden CPR: Conservation, Permeability and Retention and bring it back to life! This program includes watershed basics, hands-on workshops, the 5-step process, 3 Instant Gratifications and countless resources.

*A portion of fees will benefit Surfrider Foundation – South Bay Chapter


 

Sun, 3/8 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

Buck Hemenway of Prickly Palace Nursery in Riverside will present "The Jewels of South Africa and Why We Want to Move There." Buck and his wife Yvonne have become so enamored with the rare and beautiful succulent plants of South Africa that they have purchased a home in South Africa and are making plans to move there. Buck will show pictures of some of these unusual plants and tell about their work with local farmers to identify and protect rare species.

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org.


 

Mon, 3/9 9:30am

The South Coast Fuchsia Society meets the second Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of June.

For additional information contact Marsha Hopwood at (310) 374-3255


 

Tue, 3/10 7:00pm

The South Coast Epiphyllum Society meets the second Tuesday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of January.

For additional information contact Dick Kohlschreiber at (310) 833-6823


 

Wed, 3/11 8:00am

Sundays and Wednesdays

No fees associated with this class

Martin Byhower and Stephanie Bryan: 40+ years of combined birding experience in conducting and documenting sightings.

Are you interested in birds? Join Stephanie Bryan and Martin Byhower of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society as they tour the Garden in search of birds. Bird walks are a great way to learn to identify birds. No experience is required, but binoculars are recommended. The group meets in the Courtyard and then heads out into the Garden. Please arrive punctually should you wish to join the group. Binoculars recommended. Binoculars can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance.


 

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