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WED., SEPT. 19

STEP UP ON

SECOND BENEFIT

Fourth annual Art Heals event includes art show, food and live music to benefit the organization that assists the mentally ill to reintegrate into the community, at The Lowe Gallery, 2034 Broadway in Santa Monica, 6:30 p.m. $100. 310.260.7843

MALIBU BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The group discusses Jodi Pocoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper,” at the Point Dume Clubhouse, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 1 p.m. 310.456.6139

THURS., SEPT. 20

MONSTER TRUCK

Bigfoot makes an appearance, at Calabasas Car Care, 4929 Las Virgenes Rd. in Calabasas, 9 a.m. (also appearing on Sept. 21) 818.880.5720

FRI., SEPT. 21

KOL NIDRE

Service at Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, 24855 PCH, 7 p.m. 310.456.2178

OCEANSIDE KOL NIDRE

Candlelight and service at private residence, 21465 PCH, 7 p.m. 310.869.0505

SAT., SEPT. 22

YOM KIPPUR

Service at Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, 24855 PCH, 9:30 a.m. 310.456.2178

OCEANSIDE

YOM KIPPUR

Services at private residence, 21465 PCH, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. 310.869.0505

REEF CHECK

OCEAN FESTIVAL

Festival includes family-oriented and educational booths to teach how to be a better custodian of the ocean and reef ecosystems, with dance and music performances, plus T-shirts and food for sale, concluding with screening of “Surf’s Up!,” at Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH, 5:30 p.m. www.reefcheck.org

BEAUTY-FEST FUNDRAISER

Shannon Tweed, Catherine Dent and other celebrities host “Cure in the Canyons,” a tea party and beauty-fest to raise awareness for the need to find a breast cancer cure, at Bony Pony Ranch, 12555 Yerba Buena Ranch, 11 a.m. $40. 213.486.4558.

BOOGIE BOARD & LONGBOARD CONTEST

Calvary Chapel Malibu hosts the fourth annual contest, at Zuma Beach Tower 7, 8 a.m. 310.456.9774

LIVE CLEAN-SURF

CLEAN BENEFIT

Musical performance by Astra Heights and Peter Di Stefano, art/photography exhibit and screening of Fuel TV film series “Surfari” with food, drinks and auction to benefit Surfers United in Recovery Foundation, which helps surfers fight drug and alcohol addiction, at Epoxybox, 602 Venice Blvd. in Venice, 7 p.m. $20-$25. www.surfrecovery.org

BAHA’I FAITH

Actor Rainn Wilson talks about his spiritual beliefs and the Baha’i Faith, at a Malibu home, 7 p.m. irasarvian@aol.com

24 SURF-A-THON

More than 100 surfers ride the waves for 24 hours to raise money to support Oceana, the global ocean protection organization, at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way in Santa Monica, 12 p.m. www.makeawaveproject.org

GUITAR MASTER CLASS

Christopher Parkening, founder of Pepperdine’s Guitar Department, hosts the class, at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 2 p.m. $10-$25. 310.506.4522

MOVIES AT THE MALIBU PIER

Screening of Mission Impossible III, with new HD-DVD projection system designed specifically for the pier, at the Malibu Pier, 23000 PCH, 7 p.m. 888.310.PIER

SUN., SEPT. 23

ROYAL HIGH TEA

Fundraiser for the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation at Castle Kashan in Malibu, 2 p.m. 310.450.3701, www.childrenslifesaving.org

WINE TASTING

Wine, hors d’oeuvres, art for sale, silent auction and musical performances, at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, 4 p.m. $25. 310.457.7966

ESTATE AUCTION

Villa Vista Oceano, a 19-acre luxury Malibu retreat, is being auctioned by Premiere Estates Auction Co., at the estate location, 4365 Ocean View Dr., 2 p.m. 877.337.8283

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SPEAKS

Betty Williams, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner who formed a grass-roots movement to end the violence in Northern Ireland, hosts a lecture, at the Culture of Peace Resource Center, 525 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, 1 p.m. 310.260.8900

L.A. SURFAID KICK-OFF BBQ

A barbecue and fundraiser takes place to commence the L.A. Chapter of SurfAid, an international nonprofit that brings healthcare and malaria prevention technologies to underprivileged communities mainly located in the Sumatran Islands, at A&I Photo Labs, located at 1550 17th St. in Santa Monica, 2 p.m. www.surfaidinternational.org

MON., SEPT. 24

SENIOR INVESTMENT

Senior investment fraud expert Anne Hammond makes a presentation, at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 6:30 p.m. 310.456.6438

TUES., SEPT. 25

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

Dr. Tom Hall and the Red Cross present a workshop in the context of Malibu’s unique nature and volatile topography, at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 6:30 p.m. 310.456.6438

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

The West L.A./Malibu chapter holds its general meeting at the Hosteling International Rap Saloon, 1426 2nd St. in Santa Monica, 7 p.m. 310.451.1010

CPR TRAINING

Free American Red Cross-approved class for individuals age 16 and up, at Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave. in Santa Monica, 6 p.m. 310.393.7758

WED., SEPT. 26

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BREAKFAST

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a panel discussion about business and resident preparation for natural disasters and their aftermath, at Duke’s Malibu, 21150 PCH, 8 a.m. $20. $20. 310.456.9025

ACTIVIST SUPPORT CIRCLE

Eisha Mason, host of “Morning Review” on KPFK, is the speaker for the public meeting, at Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St. in Santa Monica, 7 p.m. 310.399.1000

ROTARY CLUB

Ariel Coro talks about how he and his mother escaped Cuba to the United States through a series of adventurous means equivalent to a Cuban version of “The Da Vinci Code,” at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, 7:30 a.m. 310.456.6958

MALIBU BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Actors read the play, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” at the Point Dume Clubhouse, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 1 p.m. 310.456.6139

FRI., SEPT. 28

MALIBU CELEBRATION OF FILM

Opening day with FILMS’COOL’ program, at Pepperdine’s Smothers’ Theatre, 24255 PCH, 10 a.m. $10, and opening celebration with screening of “Man in the Chair,” at Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., 6 p.m. $100. www.mcof.org

LABOR EXCHANGE FUNDRAISER

Appetizers and food in a festive and casual cocktail party atmosphere, at the Sunset Restaurant, 6800 Westward Beach Rd., 6:30 p.m. $100. 310.457.1614

SAT., SEPT. 29

MALIBU CELEBRATION OF FILM

All-day film screenings, at various locations, 12 p.m. $10. www.mcof.org

SCREENWRITING PANEL DISCUSSION

Diesel, a Bookstore hosts the discussion as part of the Malibu Celebration of Film, moderated by movie producer Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day) with screenwriters Peter Dunne (“CSI,” “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”), Catherine Ann Jones (“Angel Passing,” “Touched By an Angel”) and John Logan (“The Aviator,” “Gladiator”), at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 2 p.m. $10. www.mcof.org

KIDS MALIBU

SURF DAY

Volunteers needed for event, including surfing lessons and environmental education for inner-city youth, at Zuma Beach, 9 a.m. 626.808.1387 or 626.399.4351

COMEDY BENEFIT FOR CITY OF HOPE

Denis Leary hosts an event that includes Martin Short, Bobcat Goldthwait and others with a performance by The Knack, to raise money for breast cancer research, at the Malibu Performing Arts Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd., 7 p.m. $75-$275. 310.456.6722 ext. 103

TALES BY THE SEA

Four adult performers tell stories that distill critical life moments with which everybody can identify, at a private Malibu home, 7 p.m. 310.457.238

SUN., SEPT. 30

FLEA MARKET

Annual Lions Club event with market and pancake breakfast, at Malibu Courthouse parking lot, 23525 Civic Center Way, 7 a.m. marc.goodman@pepperdine.edu

MALIBU CELEBRATION OF FILM

All-day film screenings, at various locations, 1 p.m. $10, and closing-night party with screening of “Sharkwater,” at Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH, 7 p.m. www.mcof.org

FILM CRITIC DISCUSSION

Diesel, A Bookstore hosts a discussion with film critics Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan, at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 2 p.m. $10. www.mcof.org

POETRY READING

T.S. Eliot Prize winner Carol Davis reads from her collection “In the Arms of Pushkin,” at Diesel, A Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., 7 p.m. 310.456.9961

MON., OCT. 1

SMC POLITICAL FILM SERIES

Screening of “Fahrenheit 911” followed by audience discussion, at the Santa Monica College Science Building Room 145, 1900 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, 6:30 p.m. 310.434.4000

WED., OCT. 3

FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING

Keith Condon from the county Fire Department’s Fire Forestry Division speaks on landscaping, at Point Dume Club House, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 7:30 p.m. 310.457.3860

ONGOING

ART EXHIBIT

Works from California artists marking the 15th anniversary of the museum, at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 24255 PCH, Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 310.506.4851

ART EXHIBIT

The stone carvings of Malibu resident Eugenie Spirito is included with other works from artists on the rise at the Don O’Melveny Gallery, 5472 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, through Oct. 13, Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 323.839.7496

‘TUG OF WAR’

Roman comedy with a modern twist, at the Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, 8 p.m. Thurs, Fri. and Sat. through Sept. 29. $30-$35. 310.440.7300

‘DRACULA’

Ellen Geer directs the play based on the Bram Stoker novel, at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Sept. 29, $8-$25. 310.455.3723

‘GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

The Actor’s Gang performs an adaptation of the Jonathan Swift novel through Oct. 27, at Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City, Thursdays-Sunday, 8 p.m. $25. 310.838.4264

LIONS CLUB

Meets first and third Wednesday every month, at Guido’s, 3874 Cross Creek Rd., 7 p.m. marc.goodman@pepperdine.edu

FALL STORYTIMES

Stories, music and craft through Dec. 3, at Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, children ages 3-6 on Mondays at 4 p.m. and toddlers up to age 3 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 310.456.6439

YOUTH YOGA

For children ages 3-8, classes take placed on Fridays from Sept. 14-Oct. 19, at Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 2:15 p.m. $80 for all classes or $15 per class. 310.317.1364

SPORT FISHING

Half-day trips leave from Malibu Pier, 23000 PCH, Wednesday-Sunday at 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. $37.50. 310.456.8031

DINNER ENTERTAINMENT

Yosi “Saffi” Levy sings and plays guitar at BeauRivage Restaurant, 26025 PCH, Fridays & Saturdays, 7 p.m. 310.456.5733

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMITTEE

The Native American Cultural Resources Advisory Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 23185 Stuart Ranch Rd., 7 p.m. 310.457.5264

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

Meets the second Monday of each month at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 Fourth St. in Santa Monica, 6:30 p.m. 310.395.1308

MALIBU JEWISH CENTER & SYNAGOGUE

Services on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., with Torah study on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., at MJC&S, 24855 PCH, 310.317.1364

MALIBU TOWNSHIP COUNCIL

Meetings take place on the third Thursday each month in the meeting room of Malibu Presbyterian Church, 3324 Malibu Canyon Rd., 7:30 p.m. malibutownshipcouncil@earthlink.net

CALVARY CHAPEL

Meets every Sunday at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, 30237 Morning View Dr., 310.589.9673

MEDITATION GROUP

Forty-five minutes of quiet meditation followed by a sharing circle every Thursday at Malibu residence, 7:30 p.m. 310.456.3591 MESSAGE

HOMELESS DINNER & BIBLE STUDY

All are welcome Thursdays at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd., 7 p.m. 818.880.6372

ADAMSON HOUSE TOUR

Docent-led house tour Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., garden tour every Friday at 10 a.m., Malibu Lagoon Museum, 23200 PCH, 10 a.m. 310.456.8432

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., 310.456.8714

GAME NIGHT

Bridge, mahjong, rummy, chess, Scrabble and more on Wednesdays at the Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 6 p.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

OPEN GYM

Open gym on Wednesdays for adult basketball at Malibu High School’s small gym, 30215 Morning View Dr., 6 p.m. 310.317.1364

WALKING CLUB

The Malibu Senior Center sponsors an afternoon walking club every Tuesday, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 4 p.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

CHABAD SERVICES

Services at Chabad of Malibu, 22933 PCH, every Friday at dusk and every Saturday at 10 a.m. 310.456.6588

KIWANIS CLUB

Meets every Thursday except the second one of each month at Guido’s Malibu, 3874 Cross Creek Rd., 7 p.m. 310.589.9266

POINT DUME SHUTTLE SERVICE

Drives from Westward Beach to the Point Dume Natural Preserve on weekends and holidays; leaves every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805.488.1827

LIBRARY LIMO

Weekly bookmobile meets off Trancas Canyon Rd. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 310.456.8572

MALIBU ORCHID SOCIETY

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Pacific Palisades Women’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave. in Pacific Palisades, 7 p.m. 310.459.7086

COMPUTER LAB

Chance for seniors to learn the basics about computers at the Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., Fridays at 10 a.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 12:30 p.m . 310.456.3043

SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION

Free program for family members of those with substance abuse problems meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Malibu Conference Center, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., 7 p.m. 805.484.0804 ext. 2

WOMEN’S SAILING ASSOCIATION

The Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, 7:30 p.m. 310.391.5500

UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday worship in Pepperdine’s Elkins Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. with Bible classes in Seaver Academic Complex Center for Communications and Business at 9 a.m., 24255 PCH, 310.506.4207

BREAKFAST WITH A LOCAL DEPUTY SHERIFF

Every Thursday a deputy sheriff will be available to answer questions about law enforcement issues and crime prevention issues at Malibu Kitchen & Gourmet Country Market, 3900 Cross Creek Rd., 8 a.m., 310.456.7845

PREM RAWAT FOUNDATION

Meets the second and fourth Thursday every month at Malibu West Swim Club, 37056 PCH, 7 p.m. 310.392.5700