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WED., MARCH 26

ROBERT SCHIMMEL BOOK READING

The comedian reads from his memoir about his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, at Diesel, A Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., 7 p.m. 310.456.9961

THURS., MARCH 27

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM

Operation Recovery 2007 hosts a forum, at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., 6:30 p.m. 310.456.4843

BEN KENNEDY FUNERAL

Service takes place, at Gates Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Home, 1925 Arizona Ave. in Santa Monica (viewing on March 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the funeral is followed by a reception at BeauRivage Restaurant) 310.395.9988

MALIBU REPUBLICAN WOMEN, FEDERATED

Luncheon with speakers State Assemblyman Van Tran, former Oklahoma State Sen. Brooks Douglass and former Ronald Reagan campaign volunteer Wendy Borcherdt, at Pepperdine’s Villa Graziadio Executive Center, 24255 PCH, 11:30 a.m. $35. 310.457.3530

METHOD FEST

Annual Calabasas and Woodland Hills independent film festival opens with screening of “Familiar Strangers,” at the Motion Picture and Television Fund, 23388 Mulholland Dr. in Woodland Hills (continues through April 3 with events and screenings at various locations) www.methodfest.com

FRI., MARCH 28

FURNITURE SALE

First day of outdoor sale with proceeds benefitting GMDRP, which helps last year’s fire victims, at Malibu Living Home Gallery, 22333 PCH, 10 a.m. (continues through Sunday) 310.456.1688

SAT., MARCH 29

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM

The Malibu Park Homeowners Association hosts the forum, at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., 4 p.m.

CROSS CREEK ROAD TILE UNVEILING

Official unveiling of the inscribed and hand-painted tiles made for Legacy Park fundraiser, on Cross Creek Rd., 11 a.m. 310.456.2489

SUN., MARCH 30

CORNUCOPIA FOUNDATION

Family gardening followed by potluck meal, at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr., 9 a.m. www.malibucopia.com

THE GODMOTHER OF MALIBU

Dolores Rivellino, The Godmother of Malibu, talks about and shares food from “The Malibu Cookbook,” at Diesel, A Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., 3 p.m. 310.456.9961

ART EXHIBIT AND SALE

The Mountains Restoration Trust hosts the event with artwork by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore of local scenic locations, at Headwaters Corner, Mulholland Hwy. and Old Topanga Canyon Rd. in Calabasas, 11 a.m. 818.841.5930

RECITAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC

Free performance by tenor Todd Miller and pianist Sara Banta, at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 3 p.m. 310.506.4522

MON., MARCH 31

PEPPERDINE CHAMBER MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

Free event includes guitar, percussion, woodwind, brass and string ensembles performing a broad spectrum of music, begins at Pepperdine’s Ahmanson Music Building, Room 105 at 6 p.m. and moves to Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 7 p.m. 310.506.4522

GRUNION GREETERS WORKSHOP

Free workshop for those interested in becoming Grunion Greeters, at Pepperdine, 24255 PCH, 6 p.m. melissastuder@san.rr.com

TUES., APRIL 1

LAS FLORES PARK OPENING

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for completion of phase one of Las Flores Creek Park, at the park, 11 a.m. 310.456.2489

PEPPERDINE

RECITAL

Adjunct faculty members Stephen Custer (cello) and Edward Francis (piano) perform with Nancy Bonds (clarinet) in free recital, at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 7:30 p.m. 310.506.4522

RELAY FOR LIFE

Steering committee meeting open to anyone wanting to be part of the committee for event taking placing on May 3 and 4, at a community center, 28700 Conejo View Dr. in Agoura Hills, 6:30 p.m. laura4elayagoura@yahoo.com

WED., APRIL 2

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM

The Malibu Rotary Club hosts the forum and breakfast, at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, 7:30 a.m. 310.456.6958

THURS., APRIL 3

POINT DUME KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

Kindergarten orientation, pre-registration and school tours, at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, 6955 Fernill Dr., 8:30 a.m. 310.45.9370

FRI., APRIL 4

MALIBU FILM FESTIVAL

Opening night with screenings at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Dr., 7 p.m. and party at Malibu West Beach Club, 30756 PCH, 9:30 p.m. (festival continues through April 6 with screenings and events at various locations) www.malibufilmfestival.com

SAT., APRIL 5

MALIBU WINE CLASSIC

Fifth annual event showcases more than 60 wineries along with Malibu and Los Angeles restaurants, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Childhelp, at the Civic Center, 23525 Civic Center Way, 12 p.m. $79. www.malibuwineclassic.com

CALAMIGOS RANCH

CAMP REUNION

First reunion for those who attended the camp from 1947 to 1984 with barbecue and games, at Caliamigos Ranch, near Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Hwy., 10 a.m. 800.821.2097

SURFAID INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISER

Swim 4 Life includes teams and individuals swimming for sponsors’ donations to raise funds for the organization that supports people living in isolated regions connected to the Malibu area through surfing, at Pepperdine, 24255 PCH, 12 p.m. www.surfaidinternational.org/swim4life

SUN., APRIL 6

KATIE ARNOLDI APPEARANCE

Katie Arnoldi reads from her new novel, “The Wentworths,” at Diesel, A Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., 3 p.m. 310.456.9961

HIKING

Docents lead five-mile hike to observe wildlife and geology, at Malibu Creek State Park, 8:30 a.m. 818.889.6238

CLEANGUYS

OF COMEDY

Dave Couiler from “Full House” does a show to benefit the Nicole Parker Foundation for Children, which provides child abuse evaluations and mental health treatment, at the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks, 1:30 p.m. $31.50-$54. 805.449.2787

MON., APRIL 7

PEPPERDINE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Brian Scanlon conducts free performance, at Pepperdine’s Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 PCH, 7:30 p.m. 310.506.4522

TUES., APRIL 8

‘HAMLET’

Pepperdine student production of the Shakespeare play, at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 PCH, 7:30 p.m. (continues daily through April 12 at 7:30 p.m.) $10-$15. 310.506.4522

WED., APRIL 9

PEPPERDINE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM AND CHAMBER SINGERS

N. Lincoln Hanks direct a free performance of music from the Spanish Golden Era, at Pepperdine’s Stauffer Chapel, 2425 PCH, 7:30 p.m. 310.506.4522

ONGOING

‘WEST BANK, UK’

Oren Safdie and Ronnie Cohen’s musical about a Palestinian and an Israeli sharing a rent-controlled apartment in London’s West Bank, continues through April 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m., at Malibu Stage Co., 29243 PCH, $25. 310.589.1998

PHOTO EXHIBIT

Exhibition of photographic artworks by Adam Lewis Smith, which includes a tribute to his grandmother, Malibu resident Millie Decker, at Arclight Cinemas, 6360 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Exhibit continues through March 31, www.arclightcinemas.com

ART EXHIBIT

The work from Fusionart International is on display, at James Gray Gallery in Bergamont Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica. Continues through March 29, 310.315.9502

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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

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

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

CHARLES ARNOLDI EXHIBIT

Includes 25 large-scale works in wood, at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 24255 PCH; continues through March 30 Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 310.506.4851

SCULPTURE EXHIBIT

Works by David Grant, Laurie Hassold and David Hollen, at Bert Green Fine Art, 102 5 St. in Los Angeles, continues through Feb. 23 Tuesday-Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 213.624.6212

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

MALIBU MEDITATION GROUP

The nondenominational group meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., 310.456.3591

EXTREME BOOT CAMP

Six-week outdoor military-style fitness program with classes at different locations throughout Malibu, 310.721.7944

YOUNG ADULTS CANCER SUPPORT

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

LIONS CLUB

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

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

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMITTEE

The Native American Cultural Resources Advisory Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 23815 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

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

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 Wednesday of the month, at the Malibu Conference Center, Calamigos Ranch, near Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Hwy. 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