As you know, we had to cancel the Main Event Gala scheduled for this weekend. So we decided to pivot, since our schools and students are still relying on the support they receive through the proceeds of this event. New this year, we will be featuring over 100 bottles of 90+ point wine and spirits at our online auction. Normally we hold our wine auction at the Gala, but now you will be able to bid on wine in the comfort of your own home.
The online auction goes live this Saturday, May 9 at 8 am at www.maineventauction.com and closes on May 15 at 9:30 pm.In addition to wine, you will find other items to bid on including exclusive experiences, vacation packages, restaurant gift certificates, pet services, health and beauty packages, jewelry and more.
Please take a look at our auction catalog that features specially curated wine from Napa, Santa Barbara, France and Italy. Click HERE to view our auction catalog!
We are thankful for the many local restaurants that support our students and PVPUSD schools throughout the year. So now in this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it is our turn to support them more than ever. Just because you can’t eat at your favorite restaurant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy that restaurant’s food! Most of the restaurants are providing specials and available for curbside pick up or home delivery. Please click on their link and support these local restaurants.
Bazille/Nordstrom Del Amo
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Brio Coastal Bar and Kitchen
Compagnon Wine Bistro
El Pollo Inka/Inka Wasi
Gabi James Restaurant
Giuliano’s in Gardena
Good Stuff PV
Hey 19 Public House
The Hook and Plow RB
Malaga Cove Ranch Market
Pacific Standard Prime
Misto Caffe and Bakery
Riviera Mexican Grill
Rock & Brews
The Rockefeller RB
The Strand House
Truxton’s American Bistro
Free Online Activities to Do While Social Distancing at Home
- Lunch Doodles
Best-selling children’s author Mo Willems hosts daily drawing sessions for children on YouTube.
- San Diego Zoo
Live streaming cameras allow viewers to witness wildlife explore, eat, swing and play throughout their day. Enjoy the Polar Cam, Penguin Cam, Butterfly Jungle Wildlife Cam and much more!
- Free Guitar Lessons
Now more than ever we need music! Get 3 months of free guitar, bass and ukulele. Don’t delay – offer to the first 500,000 that sign up!
- Digital Concert Hall – Now Free!
The Berlin Philharmonic is now offering concerts on their Digital Concert Hall website free of charge. See and hear the greatest conductors and soloists of our time!
- Explore With NASA
Let your creativity take flight with engineering activities, online games, and even videos to get you moving and training like an astronaut.
- Storytime Online
These videos feature celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Rami Malek, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones and more.
- America’s Test Kitchen Kids
They have opened up access to their website to provide you and your family access to their collection of recipes, activities, experiments and more! Pretzel rolls? Buffalo chicken lavash flatbread? What cooks faster? Name that herb!
- Mystery Science
Look here for science lessons and experiments that can be done at home. Who invented pizza? Why do woodpeckers peck wood? Can a statue’s shadow move?
- Piano Lessons by Chloe Flower
One of the coolest pianists in the world, Chloe Flower, has decided to offer free daily piano lessons for beginners on her YouTube channel.
- Code Break
In this live, weekly interactive classroom, Code.org will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities. Tune in Wednesdays at 10 am PT and look out for celebrity guests!
Please check back often as we will continue to add to this resource list!
For the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the California Department of Public Health.
Additional information can be found:
Torrance Memorial Hospital
Providence Little Company of Mary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Palos Verdes Unified School District
If you would like more information on how you can safely help your community during this difficult time, click HERE.
For 40 years we have worked together to create bright futures for all students in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. We are so fortunate to live in a community that values excellent education. A high-quality education requires more than what the state can provide, but because of our generous parents, community supporters and local businesses, our students receive the best! Thank you for continuing to support all students in 17 Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools. We couldn’t do it without you!