Kids’ Yoga Circle presents Yoga Camp, Yoga practice and play at the beach, salute the sun, swim like a fish, jump through the waves like a dolphin, picnic and create sand mandalas, ages 7-11, 10am-4:25pm, $85, KYC at Exhale Spa, 1422 Second St, 310.921.7100.
Building a Culture of Peace, A Fair in honor of Eddie Lopez, sponsored by Soka Gakkai, will feature interactive non-violence workshops, youth activities and a tree planting ceremony, 11am-3pm, Santa Monica Community Center, 2601 Pico Blvd., 310.829.1005.
From Clay to Bronze: Georges Jeanclos, Peter Voulkos and Betty Woodman, through August 26, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Phil Rasori’s Portraits from the Edge, through September 3, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Topanga Canyon Gallery to host The Way of Clay: Ceramic Invitational, featuring internationally known artists Bill Shinn and Don Frith, curator Melody Cooper of Pierce College and works from over twenty ceramic artists from LA will be displayed through August 20. Opening reception, 4-7pm, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Pine Tree Circle, 310.455.7909 or www.topangacanyongallery. com.
Theatricum Botanicum presents “Omnium Gatherum,” a new play that was the hit of the 2003 Humana Festival and a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., through October 7, 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.
35th Annual Malibu Arts Festival, 9am-5pm, outside the Malibu Civic Center. The Malibu Chamber of Commerce produces this event, which showcases over 200 exhibits and artists’ booths with original art from all over California, including 40 new artists. Admission is free, parking is $7, 310.456.9025 or www.malibu.org. Also July 30.
Homelessness – A Spiritual Issue, a talk moderated by Bill Schwabe, 11:30am, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
Songs of Peace, Lavender Diamond will perform in conjunction with “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” exhibit, 4pm, free, outdoors next to the Fowler Museum, UCLA’s North Campus, 310.403.8627. Earlier in the day, 1-4pm, kids can transform recycled plastic bags into symbols of peace.
Illusions, a magic show with a professional magician, 2:30pm, Santa Monica Main Library, 2:30pm, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
JuWon Choi presents “Grant Seeking Basics for Nonprofit Organizations and an Introduction to Using the FC Search Database,” 10:30am-1pm in the Santa Monica Public Library’s Multipurpose Meeting Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.434.2608.
2006 Summer Exhibition, a group exhibition through September 2 at First Independent Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
August Special, the Ocean Park Library presents the Stroud Puppet theatre with life-size puppets, 2:30pm, ages 3-7, the Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.392.3804.
Youth volunteers from the American Red Cross of Santa Monica will be collecting old electronics – stereos, television sets, telephones, computers and more – at the local chapter, 1450 11th St., every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm until August 31, 310.394.3773.