“Outside the Box” Mother’s Day Gifts


Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club crew worked concessions at the Genesis golf tournament.

If your mom has everything, including all the clothes, jewelry, candy and household items, she’s ever wanted, it means that selecting something for a Mother’s Day gift could present a problem.

Those with parents in Pacific Palisades, might consider a membership to one of the town’s fine nonprofit philanthropic organizations, such as the Woman’s Club.

Founded in 1925 as The Forum, the club joined the federal and state Federation of Woman’s Clubs in 1926 and the name was officially changed to the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club.

As the organization grew, divided into two clubs in 1935, the Junior Women’s Club and the Woman’s Club, and then merged back to one in 2012, the commitment to the Palisades Community as remained as a driving force.

Through philanthropic efforts, the club had funded more than a million dollars to nonprofits, public and private schools, local fire stations, and hosted numerous community events including the 90th Birthday Party, free influenza vaccinations, tai chi, yoga, classes, lectures, rummage sales and holiday boutiques.

The club is accepting new members for the upcoming PPCW year, which runs from April 1 through March 31, 2023. Membership is $125.

Member and long-time resident Nancy Niles said, “This would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift for the special women in your life.”

Visit: theppwc.com or call (310) 745-6400.


Pink Dream
Art by Mary Kinzelberg

Resident and artist Mary Kinzelberg has original hand-painted gifts, such as note cards, journals, greeting cards and, of course, paintings that would make perfect gifts for mom, step-moms, grandmas, mother-in-laws – or just treat yourself

“Spring is here!” Kinzelberg said. “I’m showcasing my newest abstract expressionism flower art. With a background in landscape design, I love to paint florals.”

Visit: www.marykinzelberg.com



Free Tomato Seedlings will be given away on Mother’s Day, May 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Village Green. Volunteers Betsy Collins and Cindy Kirven will be handing out plants, until they are gone.

Collins said, “I have 48 plants growing now and growing instructions will be included with each seedling.” Envelopes will be available if someone wants to make a donation to the Village Green, but “there is NO obligation to donate,” said Collins, who notes that they have been giving out the plants the last few years, but this year they are later than usual because it has been cooler at night than normal for this time of year.

“We hope to see much of the community take part,” said Collins, who has grown the plants from seed. “I love to grow plants.”

Visit: palisadesvillagegreen.org.



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