WED., NOV. 26
BARBIE ART EXHIBIT Opening night of photo-realistic oil paintings of Barbie from 1959-1970 at McLean Gallery on 23410 West Civic Center Way. Reception for artist, Judy Ragagli, on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Runs through Jan. 6. 456.2226
THANKSGIVING DINNER Meal at St. Monica Catholic Church at 725 California Ave. in Santa Monica, 3 p.m. Clothing drive for those who need it during winter months. Volunteers needed to help with distribution. 393.9287
THURS., NOV. 27
TOPANGA TURKEY TROT The Trail Runners Club hosts the 22nd annual Topanga Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Event begins and finishes at Trippet Ranch. Includes nine-mile, six-mile and 3.3-mile runs. Must pre-register at www.trailrunnersclub.com. $30. 281.6083.
THANKSGIVING DINNER Meal for people without homes and Malibu Labor Exchange workers and their families at Malibu United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Volunteers needed. 589.5508
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING Interfaith Thanksgiving service at the Christian Science Church, located at 28635 PCH, 10 a.m. 457.9099.
FRI., NOV. 28
CHRISTMAS TREE LOT Opening of Christmas Tree lot at the corner of Heathercliff Road and PCH, sponsored by MHS Athletic Booster Club. Open Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SUN., NOV. 30
ADVENT EVENSONG Song and prayer in Anglican tradition of Evensong. Lessons and carols. 5 p.m. 457.7966
TUES., DEC. 2
HANUKKAH BOUTIQUE Hanukkah event with fabulous vendors, food and a raffle. At the University Synagogue’s Klein Hall, located at 11960 Sunset Blvd in Brentwood, 11 a.m. 454.4770.
PEPPERDINE CHOIR Pepperdine concert choir and women’s choir perform “A Christmas Ceremony in Songs and Carols” at Smothers Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The event is also at the same time on Dec. 3. The cost is $10 but free with Pepperdine I.D.
TODDLER STORYTIME Malibu Public Library hosts storytime for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. and preschoolers at 11:15 a.m. 456.6438
WED., DEC. 3
HEALTH CHAT Randall Thomason, a scieintific researcher and biochemical healthcare consultant, speaks at Diedrich Coffee House. He will lecture on popular medical treatments of this time. 8 p.m. 317.6161
THURS., DEC. 4
MALIBU GARDEN CLUB Barton Mozlin, orchid expert, is guest speaker. Auction items, holiday cheer and refreshments will be featured. Guests welcome. At Malibu Bluffs Park Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m. 456.1107
ART EXHIBIT Reception to meet Pepperdine senior Michelle Rawlings at opening of her art exhibit at 5 p.m. Paintings displayed at Frederick R. Weisman Museum’s second floor through Dec. 13. 506.7257
THE ELEPHANT MAN Opening night of play at Malibu High School, 7 p.m. Additional shows on Dec. 5 and 6 at same time. Dec. 7 show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.
CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE Christmas Marketplace by the Sea at Our Lady of Malibu Church, 10 a.m. Event includes hand-crafted gift items, jewelery and more. Event also on Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. 589.0695
FRI., DEC. 5
THE BEST OF TOPANGA Opportunity to purchase holiday gifts from Topanga shops. Free appetizers, musicans, jugglers and belly dancers will be there. At Pine Tree Circle, 3 p.m. 455.3991
TOYS FOR TOTS Bring a toy and enjoy the evening at Washington Mutual Bank at Cross Creek Road. Bring a food dish for the party. 7 p.m. 456.8727
SAT., DEC. 6
IMMUNIZATION SHOTS Saint John’s Health Ctr. provides free immunization shots and TB skin tests to all infants, adolescents and teenagers under the age of 18. At 10 a.m. on Arizona and 22nd Street in Santa Monica. 829.8234
VOLUNTEER PLANTING DAY The National Park Service is hosting a volunteer native plant planting day to help restore creek-side ecology of Solstice Canyon. Meet at main parking lot at 10 a.m. 805.370.2386
FIRE FUND WALK One-mile walk to raise money for victims of recent fires and the Los Angeles County Fire Department Public Education Fund. Raffle, silent auction and other festivities at event. Go to www.firefundwalk.com to register to walk or make a donation.
NATURE WALK A free two-hour walk at Peter Strauss Ranch, near Agoura. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Ranch House on 30000 Mulholland Highway. 805.370.2301
SUN., DEC. 7
FILM SCREENING Screening of “Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War” at Malibu Methodist Church at 30128 Morning View Drive, 4 p.m. Screening followed by nationwide conference call with filmmaker Robert Greenwald. RSVP at 457-1614
ADVENT WORSHIP Advent worship at Malibu United Methodist Church with special music from the Malibu High School Choir. Located at 30128 Morning View Drive, 10:30 a.m.
ADVENT EVENSONG Lessons and carols at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, located at 28211 PCH. String ensemble with choir & hand bells, 5 p.m. Free. 457.7966
WED., DEC. 10
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER The Malibu Chamber of Commerce mixer at Duke’s on 21150 PCH, 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. 456.9065
PT. DUME MEETING Pt. Dume Community Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School. 457.7711
PARENT-2-PARENT Network for parents of high school children meets at Malibu High School. Call 451.5543 for dates.
PHOTO EXHIBIT Showcase of work by 19th century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Runs through Jan. 11 at the Getty Center. 440.6427.
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
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 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. 457.7966
CHABAD SERVICES Services at Chabad of Malibu, 456.6588
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
PT. 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.
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. – Thurs. 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