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THURS., APRIL 28

SMMUSD OPEN HOUSE

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District hosts an open house, to educate the community about the SMMUSD Strategic Plan Update Project, at Malibu High School’s library, 30215 Morning View Dr., at 6:30 p.m. 310.450.8338 x70229

FRI., APRIL 29

TRAIL DAYS

The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council hosts Trail Days 2011, where volunteers help trim bushes and maintain trails before enjoying a free barbeque Saturday evening, at Pt. Mugu State Park, 9000 PCH (event continues April 30 and May 1). 818.222.4531 (register by April 25)

BOOK LAUNCH

Malibu entrepreneur and writer Kaira Rouda’s book launch party for her novel, “Here, Home, Hope,” takes place at Room at the Beach, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., #23, at 5 p.m. 310.456.9777

BOOK DISCUSSION

Local author Tema Merback discusses and signs her new book, “In the Face of Evil,” a story about the upheavals of war and the resilience of the human spirit, at the Malibu Jewish Community Center and Synagogue, 24855 PCH, at 5:45 p.m. 310.456.2178

‘THE SCENE’

Theresa Robeck’s “The Scene,” a “boy meets bad girl story,” is performed at the Malibu Stage Company, 29243 PCH, at 8 p.m. (show continues Sun. at 5 p.m.) $25. 310.589.1998

SAT., APRIL 30

‘ILIAD’ READING

The Getty Villa hosts a day-long public reading of Homer?s classic “Iliad,” where readers of all ages are invited to participate in the reading, at the Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, at 10 a.m. 310.440.7300

TAI CHI DAY

World Tai Chi Day takes place, featuring performances, demonstrations and workshops, at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, 6955 Fernhill Dr., at 10 a.m. 310.457.2145

‘ONE BOOK ONE CITY’

The city council’s “One Book One City” event teams up with MHS and MMS to celebrate Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” featuring a kick-off event with a panel discussion and movie screening, at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr., at 3 p.m. 310.456.6438

WELCOME PARTY

Malibu United Methodist and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Churches host a middle and high school beach party, to welcome Malibu’s new Christian Youth Group leader Victor Eichhorn, at Paradise Cove, 28128 PCH, at 2 p.m. 310.457.7505

FILM PREMIER

Malibu native Kaya Verruno’s film, “Shadows of the Green Line,” premiers at the Brazilian Film Festival, at the Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., suite 520, at the Westside Pavilion, in Los Angeles, at 6 p.m. www.labrff.com

GSA DANCE

The Maramonte Gay Straight Student Alliance, an organization comprised of students from Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks, hosts a dance, featuring music and a laser light and video show, at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 East Janss Rd., in Thousand Oaks, at 8 p.m. $5. dpollock@att.net

SUN., MAY 1

GARDEN CENTER GATHERING

Supporters of Trancas Nursery gather to show support for the Garden Center, to demonstrate the center’s importance to the community; organizers ask participants to bring family photos, statements to be read, or posters to carry, to the event, at the Malibu Garden Center, 6444 Trancas Canyon Rd., at 11 a.m. Savetrancasnursery@gmail.com.

GARDEN TOUR

The Santa Monica Conservancy hosts “Santa Monica Landscapes-A Garden Tour,” featuring 11 unique gardens; check in at the parking lot of the Department of Motor Vehicles, 2235 Colorado Ave., in Santa Monica, at 1 p.m. $35. www.smconcervancy.org

WRITING WORKSHOP

The Spirit of Story hosts a writing workshop, featuring a variety of creative exercises and practical techniques, taught by Karin Gutman, at a private home in Malibu, at 1 p.m. MalibuWritingWorkshop.com

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

The Malibu Women’s Club hosts a scholarship fundraiser, featuring entertainment by 11-year-old local pianist Benjamin Krasner along with food and beverages, at a private home in Malibu, at 2 p.m. 310.456.8848

TUES., MAY 3

TOWN HALL MEETING

A town hall meeting takes place, with a briefing on the issue of the “Fire Flow system,” as well as water hydrant flow requirements and other home issues in Malibu, at Pepperdine University’s Drescher Campus Auditorium, 24255 PCH, at 6:30 p.m. 310.456.9025

WED., MAY 4

ALLERGIES LECTURE

Southern California doctors David Allen, M.D., and Allen Green, M.D., host a lecture on the various kinds and origins of allergies, at the Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, at 7 p.m. www.davidallenmd.com

SAT., MAY 7

COOK’S TOUR

Malibu Methodist Nursery School hosts its 25th annual four-home tour, featuring food from Tra di Noi, Cacoa Luxe Chocolatier and Marcia Moore during the tour of local homes; meet at Malibu Methodist Nursery School, 30128 Morning View Dr., at 11 a.m. $65. 310.457.5144

BICYCLE SAFETY EVENT

Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblywoman Julia Brownley and nonprofit organization Safe Moves host a Bicycle Safety Event, where children can learn safe bike riding skills and helmet use in a mini city, at Will Rogers State Beach, Parking Lot 3, 17700 PCH, at 11 a.m. 310.314.5214

POLO FUNDRAISER

Safety Harbor Kids hosts its annual Polo Fundraiser, featuring food, wine tasting and celebrity appearances during the match, at Will Rogers Polo Field, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd., in the Pacific Palisades, at 2 p.m. 800.277.0497

OPERATION SMILE FUNDRAISER

The Malibu High School Operation Smile Club hosts a fundraiser, featuring a silent auction and wine tasting, at Saddlerock Ranch Tasting Room, 31727 Mulholland Hwy, at 7 p.m. $25. 310.913.4927

SUN., MAY 8

DANCE PERFORMANCE

Members of the Eye of Newt Circus, Lundberg Dancers and Dream World Cirque perform aerial dances, in celebration of Mother’s Day, at the Will Greer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., in Topanga Canyon, at 2 p.m. $20. 310.455.2322

WED, MAY 11

FIRST AID CLASS

The City of Malibu hosts a Red Cross standard first aid class, at the old Malibu City Hall’s Council Chambers, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., at 6 p.m. 310.456.2489 x260

ONGOING

MHS STUDENT ART DISPLAYED

Photography by students in Malibu High School’s advanced photography class is on display, until April 30, at Graphaids Inc., 30135 Agoura Rd., #A, in Agoura Hills. www.graphaids.com

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Art exhibition titled “Kaleidoscopic,” featuring student work by Pepperdine University art majors, at Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 24255 PCH, until April 30, 5 p.m. 310.506.4851

WINGS OVER MALIBU

Wings Over Malibu, an art exhibit by Hart Walker featuring photographs of Malibu’s bird life, opens at 5 p.m., at Art Studio Gallery, 1612 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica, until April 30. hswalter@gmail.com

ART EXHIBIT

An art exhibit featuring works by local Maureen J. Haldeman is now on display until May 1, at the Happening Gallery, 4047 Lincoln Blvd. in Marina del Rey, opens 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 12 p.m. Sundays. 310.305.2787

MALIBU TOWNSHIP COUNCIL

Malibu Township Council meets the second Thursday of every month, at Malibu Jewish Center and Synogogue, 24855 PCH, at 7:30 p.m.

NATURE WALKS

Save Malibu Lagoon hosts nature walks, at Malibu Lagoon State Park, PCH and Cross Creek Rd., Saturdays at 9 a.m. 310.821.9045

PARENT AND ME

Parent and Me classes, for parents and children up to 36 months old, at Gan Malibu, 22933 PCH, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. 310.456.6588 x5

DOG WALKING CLUB

Dog walking club meets every Monday at a different location for an hour-long walk. 310.457.2507

HAND COLORING

The Malibu Senior Center hosts “The Art of Hand Coloring,” featuring instruction by Jennifer Meltzer in the art of hand-coloring photographs, Tuesdays at the Malibu Senior Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd., at 10 a.m. $2. 310.456.2489 x357

WHALE WATCHING

Whale watching tours depart from the Malibu Pier, 23000 PCH, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $45. 310.456.8031

www.malibutownshipcouncil.com

ROTARY CLUB

Meets Wednesdays at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, 7:30 a.m. (optional buffet breakfast is $10) maliburotary.org

OPTIMIST CLUB

The club meets, at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, most Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. 310.456.3507

FARMERS MARKET

Cornucopia Foundation’s market takes place on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Center parking lot, 23519 Civic Center Way. malibufarmersmarket.net

CHURCH SERVICES

Our Lady of Malibu services, Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Malibu Church, 3625 Winter Canyon Rd. 310.456.8813

CHURCH SERVICES

Traditional service at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. and contemporary service at 11:45 a.m., Sundays at Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset Blvd., in the Pacific Palisades. 310.459.2358

BOOK DISCUSSION

Malibu book discussion group meets Wednesdays, at Point Dume Clubhouse, 1 p.m. 310.456.6139

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SOS Community Outreach holds its meetings to help people in transition, at the Webster Elementary auditorium, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd., every Thursday at 7 p.m. sosmalibu.org

CPR/ FIRST AID CLASS

CPR or First Aid classes, at City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., second Wednesday of every month, $25, pre-registration with Brad Davis required at 310.456.2489 x260.

KIWANIS CLUB

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

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 a.m. $2. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

CHAIR YOGA

Yoga class for seniors, at Malibu Senior Center, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., Mondays at 1 p.m. $2. 310.456.2489 ext. 357

LIONS CLUB

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

ABUNDANT HARVEST ORGANICS

Subscribers receive a box of organic produce every Saturday at Malibu Methodist Church (in the parking lot), 11 a.m. abundantharvestorganics.com

NETWORKING FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Networking for those ages 18 to 40, hosted by Chamber of Commerce, Thursdays, at the Malibu Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 23805 Stuart Ranch Rd., 11 a.m. 310.456.9025

Religious Directory

WAVESIDE MALIBU CHURCH

Sunday service at 6 p.m., Malibu High School Theater, 30215 Morning View Dr., www.wavesidechurch.com

UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday service at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Pepperdine’s Stauffer Chapel, 24255 PCH, 310.506.4504

MALIBU JEWISH CENTER & SYNAGOGUE

Friday services times vary, Saturday Torah study at 9:30 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m., 24855 PCH, 310.456.2178

ST. AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Sunday Contemplative Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Sunday Holy Eucharist with music and choir at 10 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m., 28211 PCH, 310.457.7966

CHABAD OF MALIBU

Friday service at dusk, Saturday service followed by lunch at 10 a.m., 22933 PCH, 310.456.6588

OUR LADY OF MALIBU CATHOLIC CHURCH

Daily Mass Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m., Sunday Mass at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. with childcare available and 12 p.m., 3625 Winter Canyon Rd., 310.456.2361

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST

Sunday service and Sunday school at 10 a.m., testimony meeting on Wednesday at 8 p.m., 28635 PCH, 310.457.7767

MALIBU PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

MALIBU SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Saturday bible study at 9:45 a.m. Church service at 11 a.m. followed by a vegan potluck. It meets at Webster Elementary, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd.  http://malibusdachurch.adventistfaith.org/

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 10:50 a.m., 575 Los Liones Dr. in Pacific Palisades, 310.459.3786.

MALIBU UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., 30128 Morning View Dr., 310.457.7505

CALVARY CHAPEL

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

The Religious Directory includes religious services in Malibu. Religions that do not have an institution in Malibu, but do have one in nearby areas are also included. If you feel any additions or changes should be made to this section, contact Jonathan Friedman at 310.456.5507 ext. 105 or jf@malibutimes.com