Upcoming Events

October 22, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
 4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
 https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
 
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: October 22, 2017 8:30 am
End: October 22, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

SM Symphony 73rd Season Premiere

Join us for the 73rd Season Premiere Concert under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell as we present symphonic masterpieces by Lyadov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich! Beginning with the gentle yet colorful fantasy miniature The Enchanted Lake, the evening will venture into a rich soundscape of excerpts from the Romeo and Juliet Suite by Sergei Prokofiev. Closing the concert will be Dmitri Shostakovich’s celebrated Symphony No.5 in D minor. We look forward to opening the new season with you at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School at 7 pm on Sunday, October 22nd. There is also a pre-concert lecture by composer Russell Steinberg at 6 – 6:30 pm. See you there!

Start: October 22, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
Address:
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: Free

October 26, 2017

Monster Bash

Join Meals on Wheels West for a spooktacular time at the annual Monster Bash fun-raiser! Held at the “Historic Haunted” Women’s Club located at 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 this event offers fun entertainment, casino games, a silent auction and complimentary adult beverages. Enjoy complimentary eats from Bare Burger, Craftsman Bar & Kitchen, Del Frisco’s Grille, La Vecchia, Solidarity, Samosa House and Whole Foods! You also help an amazing cause – feeding homebound individuals living in Santa Monica.

Start: October 26, 2017 7:30 pm
End: October 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Santa Monica Bay Women's Club
Address:
1210 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Cost: Tickets: $100. At-the-door tickets will be $125

October 31, 2017

Halloween

Date: October 31, 2017

November 4, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) – we  invite you, your family, friends, staff, readers, and colleagues to the annual BIRD FEST, a great FREE event for outdoors enjoyment celebrating BIRDS!  Please share this event information with anyone interested, especially educators, curious minds, and field trip organizers.

Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9 AM–3 PM*

Free event, free parking

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
King Gillette Ranch
26876 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302

*Early morning bird walks at 8 AM and 8:30 AM

A day to celebrate the bird! See live birds, listen to talks from local experts, take a guided bird walk, meet representatives from bird-friendly agencies, and more! Bring the kids for special family-friendly activities. Food vendors will be on-site.

Presented by Conejo Valley Audubon Society, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, National Park Service, and Western National Parks Association.

For more info, e-mail samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2301.

Thank you,
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

Start: November 4, 2017 9:00 am
End: November 4, 2017 9:00 am
Venue: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
Address:
King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, 91302
Cost: Free

November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

Date: November 11, 2017

A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens of a Christmas Carol

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Presents Its 22nd Annual Youth Musical
A Winter’s Tale: A Musical Dickens Of A Christmas Carol!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Patrick Taylor
Additional Lyrics by Kelli and Douglas James
Director and Musical Director: Anne Gesling
Choreographer: Lauren Blair
Producers: Tracy Saltzman and Joey Moretti

A Winter’s Tale is a lively musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which showcases both the humor and pathos of the classic 1843 story of spiritual renewal and redemption. The show uses a variety of musical theatre styles–pop, rock, calypso, Irish jig, and standard–to recreate the beloved tale that has become a holiday favorite for children and adults.

A Winter’s Tale is recommended for ages 6 and up. The running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes and will be presented with one intermission. Tickets are available at the box office by calling directly at (310) 828-7519 or online at www.morgan-wixson.org.

This thrilling holiday show is presented by Morgan-Wixson’s award-winning Youth Education Series. Y.E.S. is part of the theatre’s commitment to engaging young audiences, training young talent, and supporting literacy.

CALENDAR INFO:
Where: The Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405. (Free parking just west of the theatre at the Venice Family Clinic.)
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., starting on November 11 and closing December 16.
How: Order tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or save online fees by calling our box office directly at (310) 828-7519. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
Who: Kids ages six and up and adults of all ages will love the show. There will be one intermission and the cast will come out and sign autographs at the end!

Featuring a cast of 36, sumptuous costumes and sets, singing and dancing, comedy and drama–there is something for everyone in this dazzling production. Read the book then see the show! There are several terrific places to eat near the theater on Pico Blvd. Spending the afternoon at the Morgan-Wixson’s “A Winter’s Tale” is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends.

Start: November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
End: November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Address:
2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Cost: $20

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 23, 2017

November 26, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
 4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
 https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
 
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: November 26, 2017 8:30 am
End: November 26, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

December 24, 2017

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society: Malibu Lagoon Field Trips

SMBAS invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

 Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
 4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
 https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL LU (310-395-6235)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
 
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Start: December 24, 2017 8:30 am
End: December 24, 2017 8:30 am
Venue: Malibu Lagoon
Address:
3999 Cross Creek Road (PCH & Cross Creek Road), Malibu, 90265
Cost: Free

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2017

January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day

Date: January 1, 2018

February 15, 2018

Westside Family Health Center: I Heart WFHC

Westside Family Health Center’s annual fundraiser will feature gourmet food, drinks, silent auction, dancing, music and more. Early bird tickets are $100 increasing to $125 after February 1 and sponsorships range from $250 – $20,000.

All proceeds will benefit WFHC, a non-profit community health center that has been an integral part of the community for 43 years.

The event has been generously sponsored by individuals and businesses and more sponsorship opportunities are available.

Start: February 15, 2018 5:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Venue: The Mark for Events
Address:
9320 W Pico Blvd , Los Angeles, 90035
Cost: $100 ticket
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