Neighborhood News

Halloween Candy Buy Back | The Village

Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry will pay kids $1 for each pound of wrapped Halloween candy brought in the first week of November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collected candy will then by shipped to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude.

The dentist office is located at 881 Alma Real Drive, Suite #315. For more information, call 310-459-3088.

—SARAH SHMERLING


Garden Club Meeting | Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will be talking about “What is New in the Gesneriad World and How to Grow Them” with speaker Patricia Lesnansky, president of the Culver City Gesneriad Society, at its upcoming meeting.

Lesnansky’s passion for growing Gesneriads has spanned over two decades. She will do a presentation focusing on such species, as African violets, Condonanthe, Episcia, Nematanthus, Sinningia and Strepocarpus, and explain how to grow these plants.

The event will take place on Monday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, located at 901 Haverford Ave.

—JENNIKA INGRAM


Ruthless! The MusicalPremieres at Pierson Playhouse | Via Mesa

Theatre Palisades is ramping up to present “Ruthless! The Musical,” a spoof of big musicals, featuring an all-female cast beginning on November 1 at Pierson Playhouse.

The story is about 8-year-old Tina Denmark, starring Benni Ruby, whose character knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do “anything” to win her part in the school musical, even if it means murdering off the leading lady.

Alta Abbot is directing, with producers Martha Hunter and Sherman Wayne, along with musical director Brian Murphy. Music is by Marvin Laird, with the book and lyrics by Joel Paley.

Performances are running November 1 to December 8, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults; seniors and students $25.

JENNIKA INGRAM


The History of Trees | Pacific Palisades

If you are wondering who planted local trees and why it matters, come join Randy Young, who will give a presentation on “The History of Trees in Pacific Palisades & The Politics Behind Them” hosted by the Pacific Palisades Historical Society on Thursday, November 7, to find out.

Uncover the mysteries behind the “growing, sprouting, expanding, spreading, thriving green canopies, blossoming, leaf falling, aging, a root-bound arboreal splendor, and disappearing and dying trees” that fill the Palisades, shared a PPHS statement.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road. Free parking is available at the theater and along Temescal Canyon Road. More information can be found at pacificpalisadeshistory.org.

—JENNIKA INGRAM