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January 19

Cinderella returns as an early evening show for the whole family, 6pm, through May 11, $12.50 adults, $10.50 children, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.

Cosmic Origins: Trail to the Stars, hike with discussion about outer space, bring water, jacket and flashlight, 7pm, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.

Hidden In Plain Sight, documentary on the US’s controversial School of the Americas, presented by Films for Peace, 7:30pm, $5 donation, Café Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.9681.

Land Use Law and Planning Conference, daylong seminars on land use, registration 7:45am, conference 8:30am-5pm, $300, UCLA Extension, 10995 Le Conte Ave., WW, 310.825.7885.

Marina del Rey: LA County’s Jewel Among the Yachts, a panel presented by Westside Urban Forum, registration 7am, event 7:45-9am, The Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., WLA, 310.394.0253.

Returning to the Moon, Part 1, show about moon exploration, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show,” 7pm, $5 for one show or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.

January 20

American Intercontinental University Open House with preview of entertainment and sports marketing programs, 10am, free with buffet lunch, Room 535, AIU Campus, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.923.5393.

Auntie Mame, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

California Fruit Growers, West Los Angeles Chapter, meeting, 10am, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.828.0092.

Five Women Sculptors: Lori Cozen-Geller, Lilli Muller, Lee Silton, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Maddy LeMel, opening reception 6-8pm, through March 17, Edgemar Center For The Arts and Michael E. Napoliello Gallery, 2437 Main St., 310.399.3666.

Guided Tour of the Wende Museum, a museum devoted to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War years, presented by the Workmen’s Circle and Arbeter Ring, 1pm, free, 5741 Buckingham Parkway, CC, 310.552.2007.

Interior Design Open House, with Rouben Mohiuddin of AIU’s Interior Design Department, 10am-2pm, free, Room 312B, AIU Campus, 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, 310.923.5393.

Mar Vista Library Book Sale, 10am-4pm, free, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.

Quixotica, art by Warren Long, opening reception 7-10pm, benefits the Rob LeMond Swim Scholarship, through February 10, Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave., 310.451.9984.

Storytelling With Kathleen Zundell, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2665.

Robert Weingarten, Palette Series, opening reception 10am-noon, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.

January 21

Chamber Music Palisades, a six-member classical ensemble, 2pm, $25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Family Fun Day: Expanding Habitats, with arts and crafts and The Squirrel Lady, 10am-3:30pm, free with museum admission, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA, 213.763.DINO.

LA Café Plays features five short plays created in 10 1/2 hours, 7:30pm and 9pm, $10, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr. 310.397.3244.

Santa Monica CoHousing Group meeting, noon-3pm, free, Palisades Park north of Idaho Ave. (meeting site marked by green flag and green blanket),

Thank You For Being a Friend: A Guide to the Golden Girls, a program with Jim Colucci, author of The Q Guide to the Golden Girls, 2-4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

January 22

Writing to Start the New Year Right – Writing seminar to inspire, increase creativity and personal growth, 12:45-1:45 pm, Palisades-Malibu YMCA, 821 Via de la Paz, PP, 310.454.5591.

January 23

CMP Wind Concert with Gary Gray, Rick Todd, Gerard Reuter, Judith Farmer, Susan Greenberg and Delores Stevens, 8pm, $25, students free with ID, St. Matthew’s Parish Sanctuary, 1031 Bienvenida, PP, 310.454.2177.

PICAS Singles Dinner, 7pm, The Terrace Restaurant, 7 Washington Blvd., Venice, RSVP, 310.827.1441.

Puppetry and Storytelling Workshop For Parents, 8:30am-12:30pm, $35 plus $10 materials fee, Waldorf Early Childhood Center, 1441 15th St., RSVP, 310.260.2708.

Speed Networking Party, a chance to meet clients over refreshments, limited to 20 people, noon-1:30pm, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 1234 6th St., RSVP,

January 24

Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinner, featuring wines from Sea Smoke Winery of Santa Barbara, 7pm, $85 per person, Akbar, 2627 Wilshire Blvd., reservations 310.586.7469.

January 25

Community Meeting About Horizons Zephyr Surf Shop, brainstorming with the community about how to commemorate the shop, 7pm, free, Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main St., 310.396.2374.

Homeowner Association Legal Seminar presented by Michael T. Chulak & Associates, 7pm, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., reservations, 818.991.9019.

January 26

Cherryholmes, bluegrass family band, 8pm, $35 adults, $20 17 and under, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.

Mark Your Calendar

Michelle Phillips speaks at Activist Support Circle, January 31.

Community Announcements

Host an exchange student. Contact the World Heritage Student Exchange Program, 800.888.9040.

Jury Sanction Hearings for residents who ignored their jury service notices, January 22 and January 29, 1:30pm, Department A, first floor, Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main St.

Meals On Wheels offers hot meals for persons who are homebound or have difficulty shopping or cooking on their own. It is not an age-specific program. To order Meals On Wheels service or to volunteer to deliver meals, call 310.394.5133.

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for Community Grants until January 31. Applications must be from organizations with 501(c) (3) status. To apply, contact the Rotary Club at 310.917.3313 or e-mail

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