September 29, 2016

Dateline - By Lee Kelly


The most comprehensive, widely-read, and up-to-date listing of scheduled events in and around the Canyon


Civic Agenda   •   Topanga Events   •  Canyon Sages   •  Faith Gatherings   •  On the Town   •  Announcements


Civic Agenda









TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB BOARD

The Topanga Community Club Board will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, September 22. Observers are welcome at 7pm, closed session follows at 8pm.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING

The Topanga Historical Society will hold their monthly board meeting at their office location, upstairs at Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, on Monday, October 3. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, October 6. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Email Coleman Garside, cert90290@gmail.com

, for further info.

HILLARY CLINTON FUNDRAISER

A fundraiser for Hillary Clinton & the United Progressive Movement will take place in the canyon on Saturday, October 8 from 11am - 1pm & feature a presentation by Diane Lander Simon who aided Bill Clinton's campaign. $100 donation asked for. RSVP to zabil23@aol.com or call 310/455-2171 for event address.

2016 ACCESS CARDS

New applicants apply in person at Seed & Feed by calling Lindsay at 310/455-3635. Renewals can apply online at http://shop.topangatowncouncil.org/.

T-CEP HOTLINE

For updated information during a disaster contact the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP) at 310/455-3000 or on the web at www.t-cep.org.


Topanga Events



THURS SEP 22

Miss Alice Dance Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 6-8 from 2-2:50pm, ages 3-5 from 3-3:45pm, dancewithmissalice.com.

Spanish Conversation group, practice with other intermediate & advanced speakers, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, adults, 5pm, 310/455-3480.

Under the Oaks Concert Series featuring Many Different Cities, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper Pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, $25, www.theatricum.com.

FRI SEP 23

Certified Farmers' Market, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm, topangafarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am-12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, bring something to work on or contact Karen Dannenbaum for info at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120 S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30-5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SAT SEP 24

Help disadvantaged families and vets. Bring new or like new household items, books & stuffed toys to Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (near Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9-10:30am, Saturdays except for high heat, rain or holidays. Please, no clothing. Don't leave items unless a volunteer is there to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

TRANSPORT - Topanga Literary Festival, Topanga Library 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 days of Topanga creativity, everyone participates in telling & sharing stories & more, 310/455-3480 for info. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Continues Sunday, 1-5pm.

"Tom," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

"Romeo & Juliet," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SUN SEP 25

Family Fundays Kids Concerts, Rhythm Child, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, for ages 0-9yrs, $10, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

"Imaginary Invalid," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

"Titus Andronicus," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

MON SEP 26

Children's Organic Garden, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9:30-11:30, 310/467-4949.

Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12noon - 1:15pm, melaniekareemdance@gmail.com, meets most Mondays.

TUES SEP 27

Jury Day, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4-7pm, TopangaCanyonGallery.com.

NAMI Support Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 7:30. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

THURS SEP 29

IAM Meditation Class, Sahaja Douglass' beginner's course for adults, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd,11:30am, 310/455-1380.

"Under the Oaks, Tom Allard's Love Songs, Storytime & Moon Madness," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, $25, 310/455-3723.

FRI SEP 30

TCC Square Dance, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30-10pm, $20, $10, $5, under 5yrs free.

Off the Grid Comedy Improv, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, $10, www.theatricum.com.

SAT OCT 1

Get Involved Maintenance Day, Community House, 1440 Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 12 noon, meet at tool shed for coffee & donuts, oshkosh1954@gmail.com.

SUN OCT 2

Audubon Bird Walk, Topanga State Park, bring binocs, hat, water, snack, etc., 2.5hrs, 8am, 310/455-1401.

Family Fundays, Ferdinand the Bull, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, for ages 0-9yrs, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

WED OCT 5

Topanga Authors Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, local writers.

THURS OCT 6

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, 310/455-1980.

FRI OCT 7

TPA Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, for info email DebbieinLA@outlook.com.

SAT OCT 8

California Friendly Landscape Training, Topanga Library 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30am-1:30pm, limited space, register today, 310/371-4633 or www.sbesc.com.

SUN OCT 9

Family Fundays, The Velveteen Rabbit, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, for ages 0-9yrs, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

Memorial Service for Doug Kirby, Mountain Mermaid, 20421 Callon Drive, 2-5pm, no street parking, valet parking available, please car pool.

"Inara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 2pm, $35, 310/455-3723.


Canyon Sages



All calendar events listed here, unless otherwise stated, take place at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. Classes, though geared for seniors, are open to everyone unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships are available. For more information on classes and membership call 310/455-1319 or check out the Canyon Sages website and calendar at www.canyonsages.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Some classes held at the Community House may be canceled or relocated due to occasional conflicts with Community Club programs. Check with the instructors ahead of scheduled classes.

FRI SEP 23

Track Walk, Community House Ball Field Track, 9am, walk at your own pace around the outer edge of the field, free & ongoing, open to all ages.

Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free, bring something to work on or contact Karen Dannenbaum for info at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com.

SUN SEP 25

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 9:30-11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON SEP 26

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing. Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com.

TUES SEP 27

Computer Club cancelled today, back at the Community House Penny Room next week.

Meditation, 3:30-5pm, various private homes, often led by Ron Sharrin on SKYPE, sign up at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.

WED SEP 28

QiGong with Jackie Safonov, 9:30-10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com.

MON OCT 3

SPECIAL Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 Class features guest teacher Steve Barker, Be Energy Center Director, teaching martial application, $20, 9:30 - 10:30am, contact Jackie Safonov, topangataichi@gmail.com.

TUES OCT 4

Computer Club with John Coffer, Penny Room at the Community House, 1-2:30pm, ongoing on Tuesdays, free, jgcoffer@gmail.com.

FRI OCT 7

Sages Annual BBQ Social for Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, free. Good time to learn about our programs and sign up. Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Socials by bringing side dishes and/or assisting with clean up. Contact Lisa at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available. This event is sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community, 310/455-1319.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Singing Salon meets monthly on Fridays from 7-9pm in private homes. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, October 13 in the Topanga Library Community Room from 12 noon-1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

Uber for seniors may be contacted by dialing 800/522-1516 to set up a service agreement, then call that number when you need a ride. The company (24HrHomeCare) calls Uber & lets you know the driver's name & arrival time. After the ride the client is billed, credit or debit card, the normal Uber fee + $5 for setting up & billing the ride.

The new Calabasas Senior Center is now open. For information on activities and fees go to www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

For info on County services for seniors go to LA County Area Agency on Aging to see what services are available: http://css.lacounty.gov/programs/area-agency-on-aging/ or call 800/510-2020. The elder Abuse hotline is 877/477/3646.

The Calabasas Savvy Seniors have many activities of interest to Sages. Call 818/880-6461 to request a catalog.

For info on upcoming daytrips & travel for seniors contact Simi Valley Senior Center at 805/583-6363, the Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks at 805-381-2744, ONEgeneration at 818/708-6604, Calabasas Savvy Seniors at 818/880-6461, Malibu Senior Center at 310/456-2489, X357 and City of Agoura Hills Community Services at 818/597-7361.

Note: Canyon Sages, Topanga's organization for seniors of any age, is under the sponsorship of the Topanga Community Club. All seniors are welcome and membership is free.


Faith Gatherings



FRIDAYS

Chabad Services with Shabbat Dinner, call for information, 310/455-1597.

SATURDAYS

Shabbat Services with Kiddush Lunch & Torah Discussion, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10am, 310/455-1597, every Saturday.

SUNDAYS

Worship Service, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

WEDNESDAYS

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7-8pm, 310/455-1597, every Wednesday.

NOTE: Info on where to find Special Religious Events/Holiday programs will be listed in the Annoucements section of the Dateline when applicable.

/ On-going Meetings /

Al-Anon meeting, Inn of the Seventh Ray, 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 12 noon, every Tuesday.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8 pm, every Tuesday. Does not meet on election days.

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Big Book Study, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6-7pm, every Sunday.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step-Study meeting, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30-8:30pm, every Friday.

Cocaine Anonymous, Corbin Bowl, 19616 Ventura Blvd at Corbin, upstairs, 7-8 pm, Tuesdays, or join the AA meeting at the CH.

Debtors Anonymous BDA meeting, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30-8:30 am, www.socalda.org, every Tuesday.

Narcotics Anonymous, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:30 pm, every Monday. Does not meet on Memorial Day.

Overeaters Anonymous, Woodland Hills United Methodist Church, 5650 Shoup Avenue, Woodland Hills, 7:30-8:45 pm, every Monday.


On the Town



THURS SEP 22

Country Singer & Song Writer Sara Evans, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $40-$75, 310/506-4522.

Live Band Karaoke, Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, 8:30-11:30pm, every Thursday, 818/222-6062.

FRI SEP 23

"Assassins," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times thru October 16. Not recommended for children.

SAT SEP 24

"Snowhite," family fare, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Last day Sunday, 12:30pm.

"How to Love a Republican," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $29.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3pm. Same schedule thru December 18.

SUN SEP 25

Topanga Vintage Market, Pierce College, Victory & Mason, Woodland Hills, 8am - 3pm, $3, under 12 yrs free, vintage, antiques, collectibles, artworks, every 4th Sunday of the month, info@topangavintagemarket.com. New artists & new vintage vendors are welcome, call 310/422-1844.

Malibu Lagoon Birdwatching Adult Walk presented by the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, Malibu Lagoon, X of Pacific Cst Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, every 4th Sunday, 8:30am, meet at metal-shaded viewing area, https://smbasblog.com.

Malibu Lagoon Birdwatching Family Walk presented by the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, Malibu Lagoon, X of Pacific Cst Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, 10-11am, meet at metal-shaded viewing area, https://smbasblog.com. Groups call 310/395-6235 to ensure number of binocs & docents.

WED SEP 28

Timple Player German Lopez, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $17-$35, 310/506-4522.

THURS SEP 29

Folk/Gospel Singer/Songwriter Iris DeMent, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20-$40, 310/506-4522.

FRI SEP 30

Woodland Hills Library Book Sale, 22200 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 9:30am-4pm. Continues on Saturday, 9:30am-2pm.

The Time Jumpers country, swing & pop, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $40-$75, 310/506-4522.

SAT OCT 1

Introduction to Mountain Biking Skills, Malibu Creek State Park, open to anyone 10 years or older, kids must be accompanied by legal guardian, helmets mandatory, multigeared ATB-style bike preferred, 4 hrs, 8:45am sharp, 805/558-1606.

Smart Gardening Workshop, Water Conservation, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, 8:30am-12:30m, free, pre-registration necessary, www.sbesc.com or call 310/371-4633..

E-Waste Round-up, Albertsons parking lot, 26521 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, 10am-3pm.

SUN OCT 2

The Show Ponies Family Concert, Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Ct, Agoura Hills, 4:30pm, free, www.tinyporchconcerts.com.

WED OCT 5

Parsons Dance Company, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20-$40, 310/506-4522.

FRI OCT 7

Vocalist Tony DeSare, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20-$40, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free 6 week Family to Family class beginning Sunday, October 2. For info call Lynn, 818/458-9610.

Playwrights are invited to submit their works to the Theatricum Botanicum for their Seedlings program until November 1. Call 310/455-2322 or visit www.theatricum.com.

Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (9th annual) takes place on Saturday, October 1 from 1-2pm at

Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, register online: ValleyDisasterFair.com, or info@valleydisasterfair.com, free family event.

Opera & Musical Theatre icon Stephanie Blythe will hold a series of master classes & more at Pepperdine University from September 27 - 30. For info on free events call 310/506-4055.

Year-round Beach Bus Service hotline is 888/769-1122 or www.ladpw.org/PDD/beach_bus/.

Colleen Carroll is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the canyon who offers Yoga Therapy for fitness as well as recovery and prevention. Colleen specializes in working with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, Stroke and Alzheimer's. For more info call her at 310-702-0214 or e-mail her at Colleen@SoundYogaStudio.com.

The Benjamin Center Cancer Support Community in West LA offers support groups, mind/body classes, a variety of workshops, social activities, counseling & more. Go to www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.

Dog, Cat, Horse & Bird Caregiver Deborah Arthur is available to tend to your best friends when you have to leave them home. Deb loves all animals and is also skilled in caring for parrots and other birds. Call her at 310/455-2436. Excellent references.

Urban Wilderness First Aid Classes are available in Topanga. Go to urbanwildernesssurvival.com.

The California Turtle & Tortoise Club meets at 7:30pm every 3rd Friday of the month at the Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup, Woodland Hills. Check it out at www.tortoise.org.

For Safe Drug Disposal use the drop box at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura.

Operation Blankets of Love needs bedding for animals. Contact Sue Pencall at Jbasgrandma@aol.com.

Californians with disabilities can get free phones with helpful features. Call 855/546-7800.

Seniors 62+ are no longer allowed free daytime parking at the beaches on Monday - Friday. Instead they will receive a special pass by paying a $25 fee. Send a copy of your driver's license and auto registration along with a check for $25 to Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Your pass will arrive, along with a list of participating lots, in about 2 weeks.

Park fire closure information is available at 805/488-1847. Call if you are planning a visit to any park on a hot, windy day.

RCD Biologists can help you keep your garden green. Call 818/597-8627 to schedule a home visit.

Training on show horses and show ponies is the expertise of Topangan Jill Waldron who offers beginning riding and cart driving lessons in the canyon for children and adults. She also teaches proper care, grooming, feeding and cleaning as well as how to tack up, take care of tack and how to buy equipment. Call Jill at 310/455-1185 for details.

Used Motor Oil can be recycled at the Malibu County Maintenance Yard, 23533 Civic Center Way, Malibu, Monday thru Friday from 7am - 4pm. It is illegal to throw it in your trash.

If you need an E-Waste place near to Topanga, the Goodwill Donation Center in Pacific Palisades is open daily from 8:30am - 5pm at 532 Palisades Drive in Palisades Highland Plaza located in Pacific Palisades off of Sunset Blvd across from the Self Realization Center. Call Beverly at 310/573-4024 with any questions.

The Topanga Survival Guide is currently accessible from the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (t-cep), at www.t-cep.org.

/ dateline deadline /

The next Dateline deadline is Monday, September 26 by noon and will cover events from October 6-23.

Editor's note: If you have an item for consideration in the Dateline, please submit it by the deadline shown above. It is Messenger policy to list items of public interest which are free or which benefit a non-profit organization. Humanitarian benefits will also be considered. Private business events are listed on a one time basis if they are "one of a kind," low in cost, and space allows. Some ongoing events of high interest to the community will be listed continually at the discretion of the editor. To be certain that your event receives coverage in the paper you are advised to take out an ad.


Civic Agenda   •   Topanga Events   •  Canyon Sages   •  Faith Gatherings   •  On the Town   •  Announcements


Editor's note: If you have an item for consideration in the Dateline, please submit it by the deadline shown above. It is Messenger policy to list items of public interest which are free or which benefit a non-profit organization. Humanitarian benefits will also be considered. Private business events are listed on a one time basis if they are "one of a kind," low in cost, and space allows. Some ongoing events of high interest to the community will be listed continually at the discretion of the editor. To be certain that your event receives coverage in the paper you are advised to take out an ad.