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Aldersgate Retreat Center
925 Haverford Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Aldersgate Retreat Center is a historic home that is available to rent out for retreats, reunions, special events,More meetings and workshops. The Mission Revival/Craftsman house was originally built in 1892 as a residence in downtown Los Angeles. It was moved to its present location in 1927, and came under the current ownership of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church in the 1970's. The three-story house includes a living room, library, formal dining room, dining room, meeting room and bedrooms. Located next to the house is Buerge Chapel and Meditation Garden, also available for events. Overnight stays can accomodate 10-44 people, and special events can accommodate 75 people. Other amenities of the house include pianos, LCD projector, portable screen, televisions with DVD/VCR players and dry erase boards. Full meal service is available from an on-site chef. The center also has relationships with many vendors who provide services for special events.
Blue Cross Pet Hospital
15239 la Cruz Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Debbie Oliver, DVM, took over Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 1998. Regular and emergency veterinarian services are availableMore for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents and potbellied pigs. House calls, including at-home euthanasia are also available. Non-traditional treatments, such as herbal medicine and acupuncture, are available here. Additionally, the hospital provides grooming and boarding services. As part of the Pacific Palisades community, Dr. Oliver invites local schools, scout troops and YMCA groups to visit the hospital on field trips. Many members of the community volunteer their time at the hospital. For homeless animals, the Blue Cross Pet Hospital created the Sammy Fund to take care of abandoned pets and find them a new home.
Pierson Playhouse
941 Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

In November of 1988, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the group, Theatre Palisades opened the new 125 seatMore theatre, the Pierson Playhouse.

Theatre Palisades was founded in 1963 by three television writers, Ken Rosen, Sheldon Stark and Jacquie Chester. It became a non-equity community theatre, and Lelah and Townley Pierson, two members, offered to donate the property on which the theatre now stands. The Board of Directors found an architect, John G. Wallis, elected a Building Committee Chair, Cynthia Wright, and Fund Raising Chair, Eva Holberg, who worked with Bob McMillin, until he moved to San Diego in 1985. John Whitcombe supervised the actual construction and Don Johnson was the contractor.

The current busy schedule of Theatre Palisades includes five major productions with a run of 15 to 22 performances, all on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm.

TPYouth produces two shows a year by children. The theater also offers chamber music concerts, meetings, shows and independent new films provided by Bob Sharka's Friends of Film.

Theatre Palisades has a group of volunteer members who help in all facets of production and administration. Committees select the shows and directors for the season. Theatre Palisades plays mounted in recent years at the Pierson include Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" and "Lost in Yonkers," "The Nerd," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Proof," "The Haunting of Hill House," and "Cash on Delivery!"