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.

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THURS., SEPT. 25

DOCENT TRAINING BEGINS Charmlee Wilderness Park docent training, Sept. 25 – Dec. 7. $50. 779.7023

ART EXHIBIT Esperance Center presents an art show displaying works by developmentally disabled adults, 5:30 p.m. at the Malibu City Hall/Senior Center. 457.2026

KIWANIS CLUB DINNER Everyone is welcome to attend the Malibu Kiwanis Club’s awards and installation dinner on Sept. 25. $50. RSVP 818.706.2526.

FRI., SEPT. 26

OCTOBER FAIR Santa Monica’s October Fair carnival at St. Monica’s Church at Lincoln and California streets: Sept. 26, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 393.9287, ext. 346; www.stmonica.net/octoberfair

SERVICES Rosh Hashana Eve Services at Chabad of Malibu, 7 p.m. 456.6588

MAPPING CHARMLEE PARK Free presentation on the mapping project, 7:30 p.m. at Bluffs Park Community Center. 456.2489, ext. 337

FILM FESTIVAL PARTY Malibu Film Festival begins with an opening night party at Duke’s Malibu, 8 p.m. $100. Buy tickets at TicketWeb.com or call 866-468-3399.

SAT., SEPT. 27

5K RUN/WALK In Santa Monica, 8:30 a.m. 393.9287, ext. 346

MALIBU CREEK DOCENT TRAINING Docent training for Malibu Creek State Park begins. Commitment is approximately four hours per month. 818.880.0350.

TOPANGA DOCENT TRAINING

First of six sessions on alternate Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $50. RSVP 818.758.1964

SERVICES

Chabad of Malibu First Day Service, 10 a.m.; Second Night Service, 7:30 p.m. 456.6588

ACORN FESTIVAL

Celebration of natural and cultural treasures, with live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m. at Malibu Creek State Park. Parking fee. 818.880.0350

RENEE OLSTEAD

Performance by 14-year-old jazz vocalist/recording artist, 8 p.m. at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. 506.4522

SUN., SEPT. 28

GIANT FLEA MARKET Malibu Lions Club Giant Flea Market at Malibu Civic Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SERVICES Chabad of Malibu Second Day Services, 10 a.m.; Shofar Sounding 12:15 p.m.; Lunch and Tashlich Services 2 p.m. 456.6588

BIRD WATCHING At Malibu Lagoon, 8:30 a.m.; short walk for children, 10 a.m. Bring binoculars. 393.6205

PERFORMANCE FOR KIDS Music by Jessica Harper, 11 a.m. at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 each or $30/5. 310.455.3723.

MON., SEPT. 29

H.O.M.E. CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The third annual H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easy) Celebrity Golf Tournament at Malibu Country Club, hosted by actor Joe Mantegna. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions follow. 258-4292

FACULTY RECITAL Free recital by Pepperdine faculty featuring Louise Lofquist on piano, 7:30 p.m. at Raitt Recital Hall. 506.4522

TUES., SEPT. 30

CHOIR CONCERT Pepperdine men’s and women’s choir performance, 7:30 p.m. at Smothers Theatre. 506.4522

WED., OCT. 1

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Reading of selections from “Charleston” by John Jakes, with discussion to follow. Point Dume Mobile Home Park at 1 p.m. 457.7839

CHRISTIANITY VS. ISLAM On three consecutive Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Malibu Presbyterian Church will present a video series of debates on Christianity vs. Islam. 310.456.1611, www.malibupres.org

THUR., OCT. 2

GARDENING/HORTICULTURE Lecture series presented by the Malibu Garden Club, 7:30 p.m. at Bluffs Park. 456.1101

FRI., OCT. 3

THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE CO. Over-the-top comedy performance by The Reduced Shakespeare Co.: “All the Great Books (abridged),” 8 p.m. at Smothers Theatre. 506.4522

SAT., OCT. 4

PIE FESTIVAL14th Annual Malibu Pie Festival on the green at the Malibu Country Mart, with live music, children’s activities and pie judging. 457.7505

NATIVE PLANT SALE Annual native plant sale at Soka University, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. 818.878.3763

LAZY STROLL Two-hour stroll at Peter Strauss Ranch. Meet at 10 a.m. at the ranch house, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. 805.370.2301

‘VERY ERIC CARLE’ Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia performance based on the popular children’s book, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. 506.4522

FUNDRAISER Third Annual Nick Steenolsen Foundation Beach Barbecue Fundraiser, 3 p.m. at 30708 Pacific Coast Hwy. Suggested donation, $25. 458.9603

ARTIST’S RECEPTION Reception for Sunset Mesa artist Ruth Selwitz, 4 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades Library. Exhibit runs Oct. 1-31.

BAND PERFORMANCE Free performance by the Christian band One Remedy, 6 p.m. at Malibu High School’s outdoor amphitheater. 924.1606

TUES., OCT. 7

PERFORMANCE Performances of Eric Overmyer’s play “On the Verge or The Geography or Yearning,” Oct. 7-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Pepperdine’s Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre. 506.4522

WED., OCT. 8

ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING Fall training begins for environmental interpreters for Malibu Lagoon. 455.1030

‘MY FAVORITE PLANET’ Performance by composer/performer Russell Steinberg, Ph.D., in a tribute to journalist Daniel Pearl, 7:30 p.m. at Milken Community High School. 440.3500, ext. 3344

THUR., OCT. 9

TALES BY THE SEA Jay O’Callahan will perform his award-winning “Pill Hill” stories from his Boston boyhood, 7:30 p.m. at Malibu United Methodist Church. RSVP 457.2385

ONGOING

‘MINIMALISM AND MORE’ Contemporary art exhibit runs through Nov. 16 at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. 506.4851

MALIBU SENIOR CENTER Free computer lab, first and third Thursday of every month 6-8 p.m.; Chess Club meets the last Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. 456.2489, ext. 357

FARMERS’ MARKET Cornucopia’s Malibu Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Civic Center parking lot. 457.4537

ST. AIDAN’S SERVICES St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church services on Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:30. Childcare available from 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. 457.7966

FAMILY FUNDAYS Children’s entertainment on Sundays, June 15 – Oct. 19 at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 455-3723

KIWANIS CLUB Meets the first, third and fourth Thursdays of each month at Guido’s Malibu, 7 p.m. 589.9266

MALIBU CHESS CLUB Free meeting for all levels every Tuesday at the Point Dume Club and the last Tuesday of every month at Bluffs Park. 457.1556

CHRISTIAN 12-STEP MEETINGS Various addiction/codependency issues, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd. 317.4293, ext. 104

HELP FOR HOMELESS Dinner, Bible study, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Malibu Vineyard Christian Church banquet room. Holly: 818.880.6372

MOMMY AND ME CLASSES At Malibu Gymnastics, 589.5538; at Gan Malibu Preschool, 454.0499

STORYTIME Tuesdays at the Malibu Public Library. Toddlers, 10:30 a.m.; preschoolers, 11:15 a.m. 456.6438

A.A. MEETINGS Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6:30 p.m., St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. 457.7966. Mon. – Thur. and Sat. evenings at the Malibu Community Center. 213.387.8316 or 457.1558

LIBRARY LIMO Weekly bookmobile at Point Dume Shopping Center on Heathercliff Road. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 456.8572

-Cortney Litwin