October 2017 Around Town

Pony Up!

Come join the excitement Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades 25th Annual Chamber Polo Tournament. This event supports Chamber of Commerce activities and features a silent auction and local vendors in addition to an exciting game of polo at the Will Rogers State Historic Park, located at 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road. $12 parking. For more information, contact the Chamber at 310.459.7963.

Halloween Scene

Friday, Oct. 20: Teen Haunted Maze & Movie, Chills and Thrills at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway features a Haunted Maze, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. complete with zombies, clowns and creepy skin-crawling creatures. Bring your blankets and chairs for the sunset screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (rated PG). Presented by the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission, the event costs $5 or three canned food items. Teen volunteers must register by Oct. 18. Call 310.456.2489, ext. 363 for more information.

Friday, Oct. 27: Halloween Carnival, hosted by the City of Malibu, takes place at Malibu Bluffs Park, and features a costume parade from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by carnival games, bounce houses and trick or treating along the City’s hiking trails. This free, public event is appropriate for children ages 2-10. Border Grill Truck and Sweet Suite Dessert Truck keep the hunger at bay.

Monday, Oct. 30: Halloween Potluck Tea Time, hosted by the Malibu Senior Center takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at Malibu City Hall in the Zuma Room. Come celebrate the holiday and bring something to share for the tea time potluck. Suggested items to bring may include small sandwiches, cookies, tarts or scones. For more information or to RSVP, call 310.456.2489, ext. 357.

Oct. 7-31: The Reign of Terror Haunted House at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks is one of the top-ranked immersive haunt attractions in the U.S. and the largest indoor haunted attraction in Southern California, with more than 100 scary rooms. For a preview of the haunted house, visit RoTHauntedHouse.com. Tickets range from $15 to $25.

JEANNETTE Walls Comes to Malibu

The Malibu Speaker Series presents Jeannette Walls, author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction book, The Glass Castle, about the joys and struggles of her childhood. Walls’ novel offers a look at her childhood and her charismatic but dysfunctional family. Well-received by critics and the public, The Glass Castle has sold over 2.7 million copies, has been translated into 22 languages and was developed into a major motion picture. Space is limited; RSVP early for this free event, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Malibu City Hall Council Chambers/Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. Call 310.456.6438 to RSVP.

Enjoy a Taste of Malibu!

Enjoy a variety of tasty treats from area eateries at the beautiful grounds of Adamson House, Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 10 p.m.  Eat, drink and dance under the stars by the waves! For tickets, visit Malibu.org.

Bon Appetit!

Shout out to the 35 local restaurants—including Burger Fi, John’s Garden, Moonshadows, Spruzzo’s, Tra Di Noi and Geoffrey’s—named to Malibu’s 2017 Clean Bay Certified List. The program, started in 2008 by The Bay Foundation, recognizes food establishments that integrate sustainability and ocean-mindedness into their business practices.

“I am very proud of the management and staff of our local restaurants that took the time and effort to protect our coastal environment,” says Mayor Skylar Peak. “This great program rewards those restaurants by giving them a stamp of approval, and lets customers know which restaurants they can support for being green.”

This year’s results show that more than half (58%) of Malibu’s food service establishments are meeting 100% of the Clean Bay Certified criteria. Certified establishments receive a window decal to let customers know they are supporting a business that protects the environment. See a complete list of Malibu’s 2017 Clean Bay Restaurants: MalibuCity.org.

Natural Healing

Take a break and recharge at Sorenity Rocks Malibu, an interactive crystal gallery and performing arts sanctuary located in the heart of Malibu. Museum-quality healing crystals and beautiful photography by the award-winning Maureen Haldeman soothe the soul and offer a respite from the outside world, allowing visitors to slow down, feel the positive energy of the crystals and open themselves up to the beauty of the photographs. Owner/Curator Lenise Soren recently launched the first of many Malibu art-based events, “Crystals and Waves,” with the goal of funding new community, art and youth events. Stop by and unwind at Sorenity Rocks Malibu, 3939 Cross Creek Road at the Malibu Lumber Yard.

Santa Barbara Mission à la Paul Klee

The Malibu Senior Center’s “Santa Barbara Mission” Art Trek Workshop is open to everyone 13 and older. The fun and inspiring workshop takes place Friday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Malibu City Hall in the Multi-Purpose Room. Create a “Paul Klee” style interpretation of the Santa Barbara Mission painted in watercolor. Class costs $5 plus $10 for materials, payable to the instructor on the day of the class. Class size limited to 13 participants. RSVP: 310.456.2489, ext. 357.

Get Healthy!

Be one of the first 50 people to RSVP to the Malibu Senior Center’s Health and Wellness Expo and receive a free lunch! The Oct. 11 event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Malibu Senior Center and offers the opportunity to meet local service providers and learn about healthy aging. Information booths include medical doctors, health and wellness businesses, free exams, senior care providers and more. RSVP to 310.456.2489, ext. 357.

The Malibu Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Fair, Sunday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Colony Plaza parking lot offers another opportunity to get learn more about health services and providers. Malibu.org