Neighborhood News

Pop-Up Book Sale | The Village 

Friends of the Palisades Library will host a Pop-Up Book Sale on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

Hundreds of gently used fiction and non-fiction books, cookbooks, art books and more will be available at great prices, the Friends shared ahead of the sale.

The sale, which will help Palisades Branch Library purchase books, research material and other items, will take place in the Community Room.

For more information about the program, visit            


Ice Cream Social | Upper El Medio

The Santa Monica Oceanaires will host its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at Palisades Lutheran Church, located at 15905 Sunset Blvd.

“Get an icy cool blast in the last weeks of summer as the Westside-based chorus and chapter quartets serenade Saturday afternoon sundae-lovers with old-time barbershop polecats and patriotic anthems,” a press release about the event reads. “The Santa Monica Oceanaires are pleased to welcome award-winning and celebrated guest quartets Vixen, Oddly Enuf and The Velvet Frogs.”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 323-247-SING.


Family Challah Bake | Castellammare

Chabad of Pacific Palisades and PJECC will host a pre Rosh Hashanah Family Challah Bake on Sunday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The greater Palisades community is invited to craft their own challah, a braided dough, often topped with sesame or poppy seeds, that is a traditional part of the Shabbat and holiday family meal.

Festivities will take place at Chabad of Pacific Palisades, located at 17315 Sunset Blvd.

The first 100 attendees will receive a gift. To RSVP or for more information, visit


Afternoon Tea | Palisades Village

Sweet Laurel has launched afternoon tea service, available Mondays through Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m.

“We will be serving delicious vegan scones with jam, lemon curd and coconut cream, seasonal pumpkin tea cakes and fairy cakes on tired china alongside a bottomless pot of tea for each guest,” Laurel Gallucci shared with the Palisadian-Post.