LOCAL EVENTS: Pacific Palisades

Palisades Village Green presents

Celebrate Earth Day: Annual Tomato Plant Give-Away

Sunday, April 27, 9:30 am until they are gone

On the Village Green, 15280 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades

Please join us for our third annual Tomato Plant Giveaway celebrating Earth Day. We will be handing out FREE tomato plants starting at 9:30 and will end when all out plants are gone. It is a wonderful opportunity for parents to plant with their children and actually grow food that the family can eat. We plan on have heirloom Green Zebras and Sweet 100”s and maybe even a surprise tomato. All plants were donated by Bruce Schwartz of Palisades Realty.

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Pacific Palisades

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”

Runs Friday - Sunday, April 4 - May 11

Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades

From the playwright who penned the highly successful Broadway revival Boeing Boeing comes another zesty and hilarious farce. Bernard plans a weekend tryst with his delectable mistress, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans . . . Don’t Dress for Dinner is a deliriously convoluted comedy that gets zanier by the minute.

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Theatre Palisades hosts

The 5th Annual Palisades Playwrights Festival

Tuesdays, 7:30 - April, 8, 15 & 22

Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades

3 Exciting Readings of New Plays by Award winning Pacific Palisades Playwrights. Admission $5, or $10 voucher for all three.

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Upcoming Events

Pacific Palisades

Art Show Fundraiser

Sunday, May 25, 9 am - 1 pm

On the Village Green in Pacific Palisades (Sunset and Swarthmore)

Please join us for our first ever Art Show Fundraiser. We have four great artists, all local, and one great cause. Each artist is donating a part of their proceeds to us. The Village Green is a privately owned piece of property in the center of the Palisades that is managed by volunteers and supported by donations. We are the “Heart of the Community” and are appreciative of the support we get.

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Malibu

Malibu Library Speakers’ Series – Jesse Billauer

Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm

Malibu Library, Community Room, Malibu

Jesse Billauer was born February 24, 1979, at the Natural Childbirth Institute in Culver City,California a birthing center, where midwives, not doctors deliver babies. This non-traditional start foreshadowed a unique life filled with exceptional highs and lows. It has been a life fraught with challenges that Jesse has overcome, emerging with an ever-increasing passion for life.

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Topanga

15th Annual Topanga Earth Day

Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20

Topanga Community Club Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga

An authentic annual gathering of Musical performances, Guest speakers, a Gallery of ecological artists, Non-profit organizations, complimentary Workshops; biodegradable & sustainable solutions, innovative environmental demonstration area, Composting, Water conservation, Native planting, Organic Food Gardening, Primitive skills & Living by example, Ecological products and services, Alternative energy, Healing arts, Organic food & beverages (vegetarian only), and a free Bio-diesel shuttle. Topanga Earth Day is a gathering for all ages, all cultures, and all families.

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Featured Local Schools

Featured Local School

Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Center

16019 W. Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades

For more information call 424-214-7482

Come into an amazing world of wonder, love, learning and Judaism at the Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Center. We offer a first-rate program for children 2-5 with small class size, meaningful curriculum and exceptional staff. Don’t miss a chance to see our program in action. Tour dates are now available for our small group information sessions followed by classroom tours.

Call the office to reserve a space! 424-214-7482

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Academic Excellence, Community of Faith, Leadership

Corpus Christi School

Corpus Christi Catholic K-8 Elementary and Middle School

890 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades
For Information call - (310) 454-9411
http://www.corpuschristi-school.com/

Corpus Christi school is a K-8 coed Catholic School which strives to provide an education that develops the “whole child,” incorporating top academic standards, the promotion of personal responsibility within a spiritual-based nurturing environment. Educators deliver a diverse, cutting-edge curriculum including a one-to-one iPad program to support this philosophy. Service based learning and community outreach inspires each child with a greater appreciation of their global communities and others. An engaging and developmental curriculum prepares each student for academic and personal success through confidence, critical thinking and inspiring a thirst for knowledge.

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Featured Restaurants

Stay Local this Holiday Weekend!

Matthew’s Garden Cafe

Matthew's Garden Cafe, 859 1/2 Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades - (310) 573-9777

Matthew’s offers wonderful food in the most charming of settings ! Breakfast (which is served all day) includes crepes, Belgian waffles, breakfast wraps and Pancakes. Each day the Café offers delicious freshly made soups, salads and sandwiches. Matthew’s does catering of all types and offers free delivery in the Palisades. It is simply one of the best retreats around.

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Family Fun

Pacific Palisades

Palisades Teen Council

First Tuesday of the Month at 4 pm

Pacific Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades

The Palisades Teen Council is actively recruiting teen writers who want to blog for their community service hours. We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the library and to tutor younger students in our Student Zone.

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Palisades-Malibu YMCA presents

YMCA Group Exercise and Parent Child Classes

Palisades-Malibu YMCA, 821 Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades

Indoor Cycling with Carley, H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) with Betsy, and Mom and Baby Club with Alice Wood. READ MORE for complete information and links to the YMCA…

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Theatre Palisades Youth Program presents

Theatre Palisades Summer Workshop Auditions for Shrek the Musical

Friday, April 25, 3:30 - 6pm & Saturday, April 26, 2 - 5pm

Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades

Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce auditions for their next play: latest Shrek the Musical. Prepare a song approximately 1 minute in length that shows your personality and vocal range. It must be memorized. Songs from a musical are best. Pop songs are strongly discouraged. You will learn a short dance combination. Please dress accordingly. No open-toed shoes. You will cold read from the script..

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Young Actors Project presents Two Great Programs

Summer Acting Programs: Film & Stage

Session I - Film Program: July 7
Session II - Theatre Program: July 21

Please contact us by email: shoshana@youngactorsproject.com, or call (310) 447-8245
COME TRY IT ON MONDAY FOR FREE!

Young Actors Project offers TWO SUMMER ACTING PROGRAMS during July & August at Malibu Playhouse. This is Young Actors Project’s 11th consecutive year offering a summer acting program in Malibu! They are more than happy to have a detailed phone conversation about their program and what they offer. Please call anytime. Plan your summer now.

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Palisades Branch Library presnts

STAR (Story Telling, and Reading) at Palisades Library

Baby Storytime: Wednesdays 10:15
Family Storytime: Thursdays 4 pm

Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades
READ MORE for complete dates

Stories, fingerplays, rhymes: bulding reading skills while having fun. Program FREE all are welcome. READ MORE for complete schedule and events.

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Featured Local Merchants

Local, Convenient and Professional

Malibu Road Dental

Mention this ad and receive a 30% Discount on services.

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Malibu Road Dental, 23706 Malibu Rd, Malibu (310) 456-6497

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Green Corner

Santa Monica

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup – Earth Day

Saturday, April 26, 10 am - Noon

Santa Monica Pier, On the north side of the pier, Santa Monica

If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, Heal the Bay can help. From volunteering with your friends and family at one of our monthly beach cleanups. Our monthly Nothin’ But Sand cleanups are open to all. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get involved! Volunteers must be 12 years old or accompanied by a parent.

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What's Cooking

From ShockinglyDelicious.com

How to color an Easter egg naturally

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Put down the Paas, and pick up some foods you already have in your kitchen to make the most beautiful, naturally colored Easter eggs. Start with my foolproof recipe for hard cooked eggs, and you’re on your way to a beautiful holiday basket.

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From ShockinglyDelicious.com

Grammy’s Italian Easter Bread

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Soft, warm, fragrant, eggy, wonderful Italian Easter bread, made easily by letting the bread machine do the hard work, and then baked in the oven for the prettiest look. Get out the butter, because this baby is good for Easter and for ham sandwiches the next day!

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Live Theatre

Malibu Playghouse presents

“Vortex”

Friday - Sunday, April 11 - May 18

The Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Updated to Mod London of 1965, Nicky Lancaster brings his elegant fiancée, Bunty, home to introduce her to his famous mother, stage actress Florence Lancaster. Nicky is shocked to discover that Florence has taken a much-younger lover, and when Bunty ditches Nicky to run off with Florence’s boy-toy, both are forced to confront the truth about themselves.

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Outdoors

Temescal Canyon Association

Monthly Sunday Hikes

All Hikes start at 9 am

Temescal Gateway Park parking lot at the northwest corner of Sunset Blvd & Temescal Canyon Road.

•April 13th: The Rendezvous Hike – We will take the beautiful trail up Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch and meet with Sierra Club groups to celebrate John Muir’s 176th birlthday, about a seven-mile round trip with moderate gain.

•May 18th: We will hike about three miles from Malibu Creek State Park to Paramount Ranch to join the festivities at the Banjo and Fiddle Contest. Admission is $20.00, $15.00 for seniors.

•AND on May 13th we will resume our popular Tuesday evening walks by hiking the trails around Will Rogers State Historic Park. As usual we will meet in the Temescal parking lot at 6:00.

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Your guide to the SM Mountains

OUTDOORS Hikes

Hikes & Events happening daily

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Make the most of your OUTDOORS experience in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read More to link to the events calendar and search for National Park Service programs in the recreation area near you.

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Movies

Local Guides

Local Movie Show Times

Easily find local Westside area movies & show times from Google…

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Event Calendar

FREE Computer Classes

Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades

Every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., there will be basic computer classes taught by our computer aide. Need to sign-up in advance. Call 310/459-2754 for more information.

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Pacific Palisades Farmer’s Market

Sundays, 8:00 am-1:00 pm - Swarthmore Ave & Sunset Blvd (1037 Swarthmore Ave.)

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Submit Your Event for Consideration

Do you have a local event you would like to promote through this Event Calendar section? If so, please submit it for consideration by e-mailing us the information using this link: Nicole@ThisWeekinPalisades.com

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Worth the Drive

Antelope Valley

23rd Annual California Poppy Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27

Lancaster City Park, 43011 10th St W, Lancaster
Tickets: Adults-$8, Child & Senior-$5, under 5 free.

Two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!

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