THURSDAY, JULY 26 Weekly campfire program in Temescal Gateway Park, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the campfire center past the General Store. Sing songs, tell stories, and roast marshmallows, courtesy of the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority. Admission is free; parking is $5. Special meeting of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, regarding expansion plans for the Shell Station at Sunset and Via de la Paz, 7 p.m., Palisades Branch Library community room. Public invited. Beatrice Hohenegger signs ‘Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West,’ 7:30 p.m., Village Books on Swarthmore. Spanning a 5,000-year history, tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene’in medicine, politics, culture and religion. Now, this lively book explores the stories behind the most serene of beverages, of treachery, violence, smuggling, drug trade, espionage, slavery and revolution. Opening night of the Theatre Palisades Youth production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ 7:30 p.m. at Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd. Tickets are $12. Reservations: (310) 454-1970. Other performances are July 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5. FRIDAY, JULY 27 Ehrhard Bahr discusses and signs ‘Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism,’ 7:30 p.m., Village Books on Swarthmore. This is a compelling depiction of the Los Angeles of the ‘migr’s from Nazi Germany, including Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg. (See Lifestyle feature, page 9.) SUNDAY, JULY 29 Summer Splash, a free, family-oriented activity hosted by the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, 5-7 p.m., in the Y’s Temescal Canyon pool. MONDAY, JULY 30 ‘Moon Mythbusters,’ a guided twilight hike in Temescal Gateway Park, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Meet in the front parking lot as you enter the park. Admission is free; parking is $5. Information: (310) 454-1395, ext. 106. TUESDAY, JULY 31 Story-Craft Time, ‘suggested’ for ages 4 and up, 4 p.m., Palisades Branch Library community room, 861 Alma Real. Public invited. Tuesday Night Hikes with the Temescal Canyon Association will seek out the secret stairways of Pacific Palisades. Meet at 6 p.m. in the Temescal Gateway parking lot. Please, no dogs. Expect to be back between 8 and 9 p.m. Visit temcanyon.org or call (310) 459-5931. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Weekly campfire program in Temescal Gateway Park, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the campfire center past the General Store. All ages are invited. The program is free; parking is $5. Information: (310) 454-1395, ext. 106.
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