July 7, 2015

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



C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, July 2. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD

The Topanga Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30pm. For location email: admin@topangachamber.org.

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, July 6. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM

The Topanga Historical Society will hold a pot-luck and program on Wednesday, July 15 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. Bring your own utensils and a dish to share. Potluck begins at 7pm. A program on the original peoples who settled Topanga will be hosted by historian Eric Dugdale and will commence at 8.

THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT MEET IN JULY:

Topanga Community Club

Topanga Community Club Board

Topanga Town Council

Canyon Sages Volunteers

2015 ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

Renew or apply online at 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 JUL 2

Caribbean Drumming Camp, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9:30 - 11am, $25 drop-in fee, drums provided. New 8 session classes will begin July 7, & continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays, open to any age, under 7 must be with an adult, 424/272-1277 or www.CaribbeanDrumCircle.com.

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, www.topangacubscouts.org.

FRI JUL 3

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

Adult Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, free.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.

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 JUL 4

4th of July Barn Dance, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 5pm, games for kids & adults, BBQ, beverages & music, barn dancing at 1 & 3pm, www.theatricum.com for tickets.

SUN JUL 5

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

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

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

TUES JUL 7

Caribbean Drumming Camp, new 8 week session begins, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9:30 - 11am, discounted rate for all or $25 drop-in fee, drums provided, www.CaribbeanDrumCircle.com or 424/272-1277.

Wind Chimes - Teen Art Activity, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, materials provided, ages 12 - 18, 310/455-3480.

WED JUL 8

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Mixer, Inn of the 7th Ray, 128 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 8am, 310/455-0790.

Music & Motion for Babies & Toddlers, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30 - 11am, playtime follows, ages 0 - 3yrs, 310/455-3480.

Art Activity for Kids, Create Musical Instruments, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3 - 4pm, 4 - 12 yrs, 310/455-3480.

SAT JUL 11

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

"Green Grow the Lilacs" opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SUN JUL 12

Family Fun Day, Love Bug & Me, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, $9, under 2 yrs free, www.theatricum.com.

“As You Like It,” Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

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

WED JUL 15

Superconductor Puppet Show, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, all ages, sponsored by FTL, 310/455-3480.


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 JUL 3

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.

Adult Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, ongoing on Fridays, free, bring something to work on. Contact Karen Dannenbaum at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com for info.

SUN JUL 5

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for info and possible change of location.

MON JUL 6

On Hiatus -Tai Chi, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, $6/class if 8 are signed up, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, $6/class if 8 are signed up, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

TUES JUL 7

On Hiatus - Computer Club, will return in the fall. Leader John Coffer has offered to make himself available during the summer for consultation by appointment, jgcoffer@gmail.com.

WED JUL 8

On Hiatus - QiGong, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, lola4babalon@yahoo.com.

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, free, ongoing on Wednesdays, rsharrin@ucla.edu for location, 3:30pm, free.

Relocated - Pilates for Buff Bones, 6:30pm, email lisablevinson@gmail.com for location.

THURS JULY 9

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Surely You're Joking Mr Feyman!: Adventures of a Curious Character" by Richard Feyman.

There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The August 13 selection will be "Duel with the Devil," by Paul Collins. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

NO Sages Volunteer Meeting in July. Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at a new time, 1:30pm, in the library as usual.

New classes in the offing for the fall will include Watercolor and Cooking.

We-re still looking for you if you have a Class B Drivers License! We'd like to hire you for our occasional excursions. A van will be provided. Please call 310/455-1319 for details.

Please support the Topanga Community Club as they support us. TCC membership for seniors is only $25/yr & starts with the month you sign up.

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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30 am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

WEDNESDAYS

Bible Study, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7 - 8pm.

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

/ 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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step-Study meeting, Oasis Community Church, 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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30 - 8:30 am., www.socalda.org, every Tuesday.

Under-earners Anonymous meeting, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 7:30 - 8:30am, every Monday.

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



FRI JUL 3

"Into the Woods," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday different times. Same schedule thru July 12.

All Male Cinderella, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 9:30pm, $19.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Saturday. Same schedule thru July 25.

SAT JUL 4

Oils & Water Art Exhibit & Sale, SMM Interagency Visitor Center, 26800 W Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 9am - 5pm, 805/370-2301.

Saturday Night Campfire Program featuring Topanga's Wildworks animals, Leo Carrillo State Beach, 35000 Pacific Cst Hwy, Malibu, 7pm, parking fee possible.

THURS JUL 9

Malibu Beach Walk, 4hr, 7 mile Sierra Club moderate walk, start Surfrider Beach parking lot, bring water, snacks, hat & sunscreen, rain cancels, 7:30am, 818/981-4799.

Evening Campfire, Temescal Gateway Park nature program, campfire & marshmallows, meet at stone amphitheater, XSunset via Temescal, 7pm, MRCA, 310/858-7272 X131.

SAT JUL 11

Wilderness Survival Basics, Santa Monica Mtns Interagency Visitor Ctr, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 2 hrs learning some of the basics, 805/370-2301.

SUN JUL 12

Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Cartucho de Villa & Big Shot and the Six Pack, Peter Strauss Ranch, 5 - 7:30pm, free, 805/370-2301.

SAT JUL 18

E-Waste Round-up, Vons parking lot, 23381 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, 10am - 3pm.

County Smart Gardening Workshop, City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, 9:30 - 11am.

Saturday Night Campfire Program featuring Topanga's Wildworks animals, Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, 7pm, possible parking fee.


Announcements



The DPW Utility Underground Project begins on Monday, July 6, from 9am - 3pm & will continue indefinitely Monday - Friday.

Summer Caribbean Drumming Camp, Session 2, begins on Tuesday July 7 and continues on Tuesdays & Thursdays for 8 classes, 9:30 - 11am at the Community House. For more info go to www.CaribbeanDrumCircle.com. The class is open to all ages. Kids under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Theme Show at the Topanga Caynon Gallery will take place from July 15 at 10am - August 9, 5pm. For more info go to http://topangacanyongallery.com.

Reggae on the Mountain is happening at the Community House on Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26. Info is available at www.reggaeonthemountain.org.

Topanga Film Festival '15 is in the offing July 30 - August 2, www.topangafilmfestival.com for details.

Free CERT Training will be offered at Oasis Church in 4 sessions during August beginning August 1. To register contact Donna Falcon at 310/455-2270.

Clay Classes are offered by Kirsty Iredale in 2 week sessions during the summer. For details & fees call 310/455-0969.

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.

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, July 6 by noon and will cover events from July 16 - August 2.

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.