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Calendar events are scheduled in advance and may be subject to change. Verify dates and times by calling the informational number provided. Submission deadline is Friday at 1 p.m. Please fax submissions to The Malibu Times, c/o Calendar Editor, at 310.456.8986,_or_e-mail_to calendar@malibutimes.com.

WED., DEC. 24

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” starring John Goodman, Jane Leeves, Jane Seymour, Christopher Lloyd and Gene Wilder, at the Kodak Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Times vary (performances continue through Jan. 4). $28-$79.50. www.kodaktheatre.com

“NEPOTISM” EXHIBITION

Art exhibition featuring sculptures, paints, prints and drawings by 15 West Coast artists, at LA Contemporary, 2634 S. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles, 310.559.6200 (exhibition continues through Jan. 10)

CHRISTMAS TREE

RECYCLING

Recycle Christmas trees by taking them to one of two drop-off locations-at PCH & Heathercliff Road, or Civic Center Way, across from the library. Trees will be accepted through Jan. 11. 310.456.2489 x 275

CHANUKAH PARTY

The Sunshine Club hosts a Chanukah party for seniors from the community at large, at Sunrise Senior Living, 3101 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village, 5 p.m. 818.707.1190

ART SALE

Art on sale by Malibu Art Association, prices range from $250-$600 with 15% of sales contributed toward a scholarship for a graduating Malibu High School senior, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, times vary (art sale continues through Jan. 6). 310.456.2489

THURS., DEC. 25

CHANUKAH PARTY

The Sunshine Club hosts its last Chanukah party for seniors from the community at large, at Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, 5217 Chesebro Road in Agoura, 6 p.m. 818.707.1190

FRI., DEC. 26

WHALE WATCHING

Channel Islands Harbor provides opportunities to see Pacific Grey Whales as they migrate through Santa Barbara Channel on their way to Mexico, at Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 Pelican Way, in Oxnard. Times vary (excursions run through Apr. 15). 805.985.4852

POETRY EXHIBITION

The Getty Villa Malibu presents “Jim Dine: Poet Singing,” an exhibition featuring new works and poetry by Jim Dine based on ancient Greek sculptures in the Museum’s collection, at The Getty Villa Malibu, 17985 PCH, daily (exhibition continues through Feb. 9). 310.440.7300

SUN., DEC. 28

NATURE WALK

The Bluffs Ramble to the Sea, a 2-mile walk with ocean and mountain views, at Malibu Bluffs park, 24250 PCH, 10 a.m. 818.758.1964

MON., DEC. 29

MOVIE MATINEE

Malibu Senior Center and Adult Activities will host a showing of “A Christmas Story,” including popcorn and drinks, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, 11 a.m. 310.456.2489 ext 357

WED., DEC. 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE

FUNDRAISER

Malibu Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Eve celebration and fundraiser, includes cocktails, dinner and musical show, at Gillespie’s Malibu Estate, 7:30 p.m. $165. 310.457.7789

BOOK DISCUSSION

Malibu Book Discussion Group presents “The Happy Isles of Oceania” by Paul Theroux, at Point Dume Clubhouse, 1 p.m. 310.456.6139

THURS., JAN. 1

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MEETING

Takes place at City Hall, 23805 Stuart Ranch Road, 11 a.m. 310.456.CITY

MON., JAN. 5

ROTARY BREAKFAST

The Malibu Rotary Club presents the Rotary District Breakfast featuring guest speaker Page Jones, at the Westin LAX Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd in Los Angeles, 7 a.m. $27 – $32, groups.msn.com/maliburotary

TUES., JAN. 6

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Planning Commission regular meeting, at City Hall Council Chambers, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, 6:30 p.m. 310.456.2489 x256

BOOK CLUB

Malibu Senior Center and Adult Activities hosts the meeting of the Aquarius Book Club to discuss “The Madonnas of Leningrad” by Debra Dean, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, 1 p.m. 310.456.2489

WED., JAN. 7

ROTARY GUEST SPEAKER

Malibu Rotary Club presents guest speaker Ron Wildermuth, Communications Director for the Orange County Water District and a worldwide leader in ground water management and water reuse, talks about the “West Basin Municipal Water District Initiative to Help Address Looming Water Challenges in our Area,” at Pepperdine University’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, 7:30 a.m., groups.msn.com/maliburotary

PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING

Public Safety Commission regular meeting, at Malibu City Hall’s large conference room, 253815 Stuart Ranch Road, 6 p.m. 310.456.2489 x232

THURS., JAN. 8

PARKS & RECREATION MEETING

Parks & Recreation Commission regular meeting, at City Hall Council Chambers, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, 6:30 p.m. 310.456.2489 x349

FRI., JAN. 9

LIVE SALSA CONCERT

Tiempo Libre, a seven-member, Grammy-nominated Latin band from Miami performs live in concert, at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 PCH, 8 p.m. $40 310.506.4522

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Malibu Women in Film present a networking breakfast featuring producer Bobbi Frank, at Charthouse restaurant, 18412 PCH, 8 a.m. $10-$15 310.457.8664

SAT., JAN. 10

ART EXHIBITION

Opening reception of “Is That You Liz?,” an exhibit featuring paintings by Malibu artist Elizabeth Shull Haft and David Hockney, at Carol Henry Studio/Gallery, 28914 Roadside Drive in Agoura, reception at 6 p.m. (exhibition runs through Feb. 7). 818.991.0009

SUN., JAN. 11

E-WASTE ROUNDUP

An opportunity to get rid of old, recyclable electronics such as computers, televisions, printers, modems and more, in the Malibu High School parking lot, 30215 Morningview Drive, 10 a.m. 310.457.6801

ONGOING

BOOK DISCUSSION

Malibu book discussion group, all welcome, meets every Wed. at Point Dume Clubhouse, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 310.456.6139

ROTARY CLUB MEETING

Meets every Wed. at Pepperdine Cafeteria, at 7:30a.m. 310.456.6958

MALIBU

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd., www.malibupres.org

CALVARY CHAPEL

Meets every Sunday at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, 30237 Morning View Dr., 10 a.m. 310.589.9673

MALIBU JEWISH CENTER & SYNAGOGUE

Check www.mjcs.org for Friday night service times and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., with Torah study on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., at MJC&S, 24855 PCH, 310.456.2178

CHABAD OF MALIBU

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

ST. AIDAN’S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Contemplative Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist with music and choir on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m., at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, 310.457.7966

OUR LADY OF MALIBU CATHOLIC CHURCH

Daily Mass Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m., Sunday Masses at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. with childcare available and 12 p.m., at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, 310.456.2361

MALIBU UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., 10:30 a.m. 310.457.7505

UNIVERSITY CHURCH

OF CHRIST

Services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., at Pepperdine’s Stauffer Chapel, 24255 PCH, 310.506.4504

TOPANGA THEATRE

Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, continues through Sept. 27 on selected Fridays and Saturdays, $15-$28. 310.455.3723

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority hosts an evening of storytelling, songs, nature program and marshmallows with a campfire, at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy. in Calabasas and Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, every Tuesday through Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. 310.858.7272

LIONS CLUB

The club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month, at Guido’s Malibu, 3874 Cross Creek Rd., 7:30 p.m. marc.goodman@pepperdine.edu

ART EXHIBIT

Juried student exhibit from the Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Art Gallery, at the Emeritus College, 1227 2 St. in Santa Monica, 5 p.m., exhibit continues through Aug. 15, 310.434.4306

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Performances of “Twelfth Night” and “Coriolanus” produced by the Los Angeles Area Veterans’ Artists Alliance and the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts, at the West Los Angeles Bandshell, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Sept. 6, 310.559.2116

YOGA

Garth Hewitt teaches a challenging mixed-level Vinyasa Flow class, at Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. mail@garthhewittyoga.com

HAND DRUM CLASSES

Percussionist Jamie Papish teaches, at Topanga Community House, 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Mondays at 9 a.m. 310.455.2706

YOUNG ADULTS CANCER SUPPORT

Free support group facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, at The Wellness Community, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 1040 in Santa Monica, 7 p.m. 310.314.2555

SPORT FISHING

Half-day trips leave from Malibu Pier, 23000 PCH, Wednesday-Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. $45. 310.456.8031

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., 1 p.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

KIWANIS CLUB

Meets second and third Thursday of the month, at various locations, 7 p.m. 310.589.9266

MEDITATION GROUP

The non-denominational group meets for 45 minutes of quiet meditation followed by a sharing circle every Thursday at Malibu residence, 7:30 p.m. 310.456.3591

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., at Malibu Lagoon Museum, $2-$5. 23200 PCH, 310.456.8432

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 from retired UCLA professor at the Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., Fridays at 10:30 a.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

STORYTIMES

Story reading for children and their parents, with preschoolers ages 3-5 on Mondays at 4 p.m. and toddlers ages 0-3 on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 4 p.m. 310.456.6438

OPTIMIST CLUB OF MALIBU

Meets to plan programs as “Friend of Youth” at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, most Thursdays , 7:30 a.m. 310.456.3507

CHAIR YOGA

Yoga class for seniors, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 1 p.m. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

SENIOR LUNCHEON

Lunch with entertainment on the fourth Thursday of the month, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 11 a.m. $2. 310.456.2489 ext. 357