Neighborhood News

UCLA Memory Training ClassThe Village

Palisades Branch Library will host a four-week UCLA Memory Training Class on Thursdays starting March 14. Each class will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

“You must attend all four sessions for maximum benefit,” a representative from the library shared.

The program is not suitable for people with dementia or memory loss. The class size is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to sign up either in person at the library or by calling 310-394-9871 ext. 264.          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Red Carpet Fashion Show and LuncheonVia Mesa

Highlighting fashions by Vivian’s Boutique and lingerie by Special Moments, the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club will host the Red Carpet Fashion Show and Luncheon on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other fan favorites, including the “100 $2 bill” hat and silent auction items, will also be at the event. Lavender Blue, Stella N Dot, Handbags by Heather, Arbonne Beauty, India Hicks and Vivian’s will be on-site for shopping.

A luncheon will be prepared and served by members of PPWC, with wine provided by Scheid Family Wines.

Tickets are $53 and available for purchase at theppwc.org. Proceeds from the event will support the philanthropic efforts of the club, as well as the restoration of the clubhouse.

—SARAH SHMERLING


2019 Student Art ShowcaseEl Medio Bluffs

On Thursday, March 14, the Visual and Performing Arts department at Palisades Charter High School will host a showcase event for students to show off their pieces.

Photo courtesy of Rick Steil

The showcase will include both an art show—including ceramics, paintings and photography—and performances on stage.

There will be music on the quad starting at 6 p.m., with the showcase open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performances will begin at 7 p.m., with dancing leading off, followed by Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. and Choir at 8 p.m.          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Segments of Backbone Trail ReopenMalibu

A portion of the Backbone Trail—a 67-mile trail operated by National Park Service that extends from Pacific Palisades to Point Mugu State Park—reopened four months after the Woolsey fire.

“The majority of the 67-mile Backbone Trail is now open, with the exception of a four-mile stretch from Yerba Buena Road to the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead and a six-mile stretch from the Kanan Trailhead east to the Corral Canyon Trailhead,” NPS shared in a statement. “Large portions of the trail have been closed since the Woolsey fire destroyed 88 percent of federal parkland in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area last November.”

—SARAH SHMERLING