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WED., DEC. 19

OPERATION RECOVERY 2007

The grassroots group holds its first meeting, with an opportunity for Malibu fire victims to share information about insurance and other issues; future meetings will also include speakers, at private residence, 4 p.m. 310.456.4843

JUAN CABRILLO VOCAL CONCERT

Grades 3-5 perform “Holiday in Song 2007,” at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, 30237 Morning View Dr., 8:30 a.m. 310.457.0360

MHS ORCHESTRA

The Instrumental Music Department at Malibu High School presents its annual Winter Orchestra Concert, at the school, 30215 Morning View Dr., 7 p.m. 310.457.6801

SUPPORT GROUP FOR FIRE VICTIMS

Therapist Susan Stiffelman and a 1993 fire survivor lead the free session, at City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 6:30 p.m. 310.589 7020.

THURS., DEC. 20

JUAN CABRILLO VOCAL CONCERT

Grades K-2 perform “Holiday in Song 2007,” at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, 30237 Morning View Dr., 8:30 a.m. 310.457.0360

SAMOHI CHOIR

The Santa Monica High School Choir’s third annual winter concert of perpetual motion includes students singing from all corners of Barnum Hall continuously and as soon as one group ends, another one begins, at Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, 7 p.m. $5-$10. 310.395.3204

SAT., DEC. 22

LOS ANGELES BALLET’S ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

Performances include Rainer Krestetter of the Staatsballett Berlin, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr. in Los Angeles, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (also on Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.) 310.998.7782

‘A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES’

Hilarious, whimsical, moving and poetic word feast for the family with the presentation of the Dylan Thomas story, at the Westside Waldorf School, 17310 Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. $10.

Sun., DEC. 23

CHRISTMAS PLAY

Combined with its morning service, the Malibu Presbyterian Church presents “The Christmas Rewind,” an upbeat family friendly production that gives an insightful and humorous overview of the events leading to Jesus’ birth, at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd., 11 a.m.

www.malibupres.org

EPISCOPAL SERVICE

Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and Children’s Advent/Christmas Pageant with Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, 310.457.7966

MON., DEC. 24

METHODIST CHRISTMAS EVE

Family service with unrehearsed Christmas Pageant in which any child can participate at 4 p.m. and candlelight service with communion at 8 p.m., at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., 310.457.7505

PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTMAS EVE

Services at Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (5 p.m. service specially geared toward families with children) www.malibupres.org

EPISCOPAL CHRISTMAS EVE

Family celebration at 4 p.m. and The Feast of the Holy Nativity with lessons and carols, choral music and candlelight at 10:30 p.m., at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, 310.457.7966

CATHOLIC

CHRISTMAS EVE

Family mass at 6 p.m. congregational caroling at 11:15 p.m. and Midnight Mass at 12 a.m., at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, 3625 Winter Canyon Rd., 310.456.2361

TUES., DEC. 25

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES

Services, at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, 3625 Winter Canyon Rd., 310.456.2361

WED., DEC. 26

SUPPORT GROUP FOR FIRE VICTIMS

Therapist Susan Stiffelman and 1993 fire survivor lead the session, at City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 6:30 p.m. 310.589 7020.

SAT., DEC. 29

LOS ANGELES BALLET’S ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

Performances include Rainer Krestetter of the Staatsballett Berlin, at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (also on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.) 310.998.7782

CATHOLIC SERVICE

Feast of the Holy Family, at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, 3625 Winter Canyon Rd., 5 p.m. 310.456.2361

TUES., JAN. 1

CATHOLIC SERVICE

Feast of Mary, Mother of God Mass, at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, 3625 Winter Canyon Rd., 10:30 a.m. 310.456.2361

ONGOING

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 nondemoninational 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

SCIENCE IN TOYLAND

Exhibit combines the fun of playing games with problem solving to foster a positive attitude toward science, at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr. in Los Angeles, runs through Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.californiasciencecenter.org

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

YOUTH YOGA

For children ages 3-8, classes take placed on Fridays from Sept. 14-Oct. 19, at Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 2:15 p.m. $80 for all classes or $15 per class. 310.317.1364

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, 23185 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 MESSAGE

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 second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Malibu Conference Center, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., 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

POLITICAL EXHIBITION

Artists Gioj De Marco, Ehren Tool and Sinan Revell use their exhibition “Land ho!” to denounce the dichotomy of “right and wrong” and look at the spaces in between until Dec. 15 at the Red House Gallery, 1224 Abbot Kinney in Venice, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on the weekend, 310.452.3264