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WED., AUG. 4

RIDERS & ROPERS Trancas Riders and Ropers Board meeting at 7 p.m., 457.4794

MALIBU BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP The scheduled book for discussion is Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Secret Life of Bees” at the Point Dume Mobile Home Park’s clubhouse, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 1 p.m. 457.7839


SUMMER READING PROGRAM This week’s event for the summer reading program is “Songs and Stories” at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 3:30 p.m. 456.6438

FRI., AUG. 6

AIR QUALITY WORKSHOP Congressman Henry Waxman, Attorney General Bill Lockyer, State Senator Sheila Kuehl and Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal discuss federal and state air quality issues at Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, 9:30 a.m.


NATURE WALK Topanga Canyon Docents lead a nature walk beginning at Peter Strauss Ranch House, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. in Agoura Hills, 9 a.m. 805.370.2301

CLASSICS IN THE PARKS Presentation of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mullholland Hwy. in Agoura Hills, 5 p.m. 805.370.2329


CUT-A-THON The Bernie Safire Cut-A-Thon to benefit S.O.S. of Malibu takes place at Malibu Country Mart, 10 a.m.

TRANCAS R&R Playday at the Malibu Equestrian Park, 6225 Merritt Dr., 9 a.m. 457.4794

DEMOCRATIC SPEAKER John Dean, author of “Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush,” is the featured speaker at the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Summer Party, 3 p.m. 454.0174

TUE., AUG. 10

WOMEN’S SAILING ASSOCIATION Matt Henigan from Heal the Bay speaks at the WSA meeting at the Santa Monica Windjammers’ Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey, 7:30 p.m. 836.5651

WED., AUG. 11

MALIBU BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP The scheduled book for discussion is Richard Russo’s “The Straight Man” at the Point Dume Mobile Home Park’s clubhouse, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 1 p.m. 457.7839

SAT., AUG. 14

FRIENDS OF THE MALIBU LIBRARY The 25th Annual Book Fair and auction conducted by actor Henry Gibson on Saturday and Sunday at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, 10 a.m. 456.6438

ARCHERY SHOOT Malibu Mountain Archery Club hosts an archery shoot for longbow, recurve and self-bow with 3-D targets at the MMAC at 5656 Latigo Canyon Rd, register at 7:30 a.m. 818.703.7844

WED., AUG. 18

MALIBU DISCUSSION GROUP The scheduled book for discussion is Anna Quindlen’s “Object Lessons” at the Point Dume Mobile Home Park’s clubhouse, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 1 p.m. 457.7839


FILM FESTIVAL The Malibu Film Festival takes place from Sept. 17-23 at the Malibu Vineyard, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd. 452.6688

SANTA MONICA DRIVE-IN A new family-oriented film every Tuesday night on the Santa Monica pier 7 p.m. 458.8901

WEINGARTEN EXHIBIT Malibu resident Robert Weingarten’s work on display through Aug. 14 at the Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. Bldg. B3 in Santa Monica, 828.6410.

JR. PHILHARMONIC Musicians through age 25 are invited to audition for the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California through Sept. 15. 323.272.3667

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL The week-long program runs Monday through Sunday at the Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 PCH, Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 457.7505

SANTA MONICA AQUARIUM The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, located beach level at the east end of the pier, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 393.6149

GUITAR PERFORMANCE Dave Lichten plays guitar every Friday at Mimosa Café, 395 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, 455.4341

ART EXHIBIT Works of Claes Oldenburg on display through Aug. 8 at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 24255 PCH, 506.4851

OPEN GYM Open gym on Wednesdays for adult basketball at Malibu High School’s small gym, 30215 Morning View Dr., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 317.1364

STORYTIME Storytime at the Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers, 11:15 a.m. for preschoolers. 456.6438

WALKING CLUB The Malibu Senior Center sponsors an afternoon walking club every Tuesday, 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd., 4 p.m. 456.2489 ext. 357

ST. AIDAN’S SERVICES St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, services every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Childcare available 9:15 a.m. 457.7966

CHABAD SERVICES Services at Chabad of Malibu, 22933 PCH, every Friday at dusk and every Saturday at 10 a.m. 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. 589.9266

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. 805.488.1827

HELP FOR HOMELESS Dinner and Bible Study, every Thursday at 7 p.m., Webster Elementary School. Call Holly at 818.880.6372 or

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

AA MEETINGS At St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 28211 PCH, every Friday at 8 p.m., every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 457.7966

LIBRARY LIMO Weekly bookmobile at Point Dume Shopping Center on Heathercliff Road, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 459.7086

BIBLE STUDY Nondenominational women’s Bible study in Malibu, Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. 455.2675

ROTARY CLUB Meets every Wednesday at Pepperdine’s Fireside Room, 24255 PCH, 7:30 a.m. 456.6958

PRAYER & WORSHIP Prayer and healing service at Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Worship celebration Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 457.7505

LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM Every Tuesday children are invited to feed the ranch animals and join sing-a-longs, games and stories at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Rd. in Calabasas, 9:30 a.m. $1. 818.222.6511

RINGSIDE AT SATURN View Saturn’s rings at SMC’s astronomy series every Friday at the John Drescher Planetarium in Santa Monica College’s Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, 7 p.m. $5. 434.3000

WOMEN’S SAILING ASSOCIATION Meetings precede by a social take place on the second Tuesday of every month at the Santa Monica Windjammers’ Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 6:30 p.m. 836.5651