Neighborhood News

Surfing The Holyland | Pierson Playhouse

Erin Hunter, who grew up in Pacific Palisades and now resides in London, will return to her hometown to perform her one-woman show, “Surfing The Holyland,” on Sunday, August 18, at 7 p.m. at Pierson Playhouse.

The show, Hunter’s debut, is about surviving in the Middle East, told as a series of surf lessons, combining storytelling, comedy and tunes on a ukulele.

Refreshments will be served in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. and a reception will immediately follow the show at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.          

—SARAH SHMERLING


Community Blood Drive | The Village

Corpus Christi Catholic Church will host a Community Blood Drive on Sunday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym, located at 890 Toyopa Drive.

To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CorpusChristi or email sean.inoue@redcross.org with any questions.

Those who donate blood through August 29 will receive a $5 gift card from Amazon.        

—JARED HAMM


Back-to-School Market |  Palisades Village

On Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Palisades Village will host a Back-to-School Market in The Park. The family-friendly event will feature activities by Wild Child, along with booths from brands, including mini mioche, Erewhon Market, Little LAMMA, Petite ‘n Pretty, Yumi and more.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

—JARED HAMM


Big Blue Bus Introduces Electric BusPacific Palisades

On Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Palisades Village will host a Back-to-School Market in The Park. The family-friendly event will feature activities by Wild Child, along with booths from brands, including mini mioche, Erewhon Market, Little LAMMA, Petite ‘n Pretty, Yumi and more.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

—JARED HAMM


Big Blue Bus Introduces Electric Bus | Pacific Palisades

Big Blue Bus, which operates a route in the Palisades, is receiving its first-ever battery electric bus.

BBB operates 195 vehicles and transports more than 44,000 customers each day across a 58-square-mile service area since its inception in 1928.

The bus, built by GILLIG Corporation in partnership with Cummins, will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the BBB Maintenance Building, located at 1620 6th Street in Santa Monica, on Wednesday, August 21, at 10 a.m.     

—SARAH SHMERLING


Seeking Docents | Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Conservatory is seeking volunteers to docent at their historic sites, including the Annenberg Community Beach House.

Training to docent at the Preservation Resource Center will take place on three Saturdays: October 12, October 26 and November 2. Applications are due by September 27.

Training for the Annenberg Community Beach House is completed on an individualized time and rolling basis, so it can be started at anytime.

Docent volunteers are asked to complete two three-hour shifts per month. For more information, visit smconservancy.org.

—JARED HAMM