Caffeinated Verse

This monthly Poetry Open Mic event with Malibu Poet Laureate Ellen Reich takes place Saturday, September 7 at the Malibu Library. Join local poets for a morning open mic featuring published, aspiring or otherwise work. Bring a poem to share and garner encouragement from peers and derive energy from performing before an audience. The “Caffeinated Verse” open mic series takes place on the first Saturday of every month and is sponsored by the Friends of the Malibu Library.


Empowering Citizens

Free Cert Training begins Thursday, September 5 and runs seven consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at Malibu City Hall. The highly-acclaimed program of free courses administered by the City of Malibu empowers citizens to help during disasters. Through hands-on training, participants learn the most up-to-date information in basic disaster preparedness, the use of a fire extinguisher, disaster medical care, first aid, search and rescue techniques, disaster psychology and neighborhood team building. CERT volunteers are a crucial part of the City’s ability to prepare and respond to disasters. Participants must complete all 7 classes to receive a certificate of completion.

Save the Date!

New Orleans and Louisiana reflect a stunning musical melting pot of influences from around the world, as depicted in Take Me to the River Sunday, October 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pepperdine University’s Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. Explore the musical history, heritage and legacy of one of our most unique cultural jewels, featuring individual and collaborative performances from a line up packed with legendary Crescent City talent, George Porter Jr., Lost Bayou Ramblers and more.