March 31, 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, April 2. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

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

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, April 9 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, April 9 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

CHAMBER AWARDS DINNER

The Topanga Chamber of Commerce 66th Awards Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 6:30 - 10pm at the Community House. For tickets & details go to www.topangachamber.org or 310/455-0790.

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.


Topanga Events



THURS MAR 26

Block Party, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, block building with a theme, ages 1 - 12, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI MAR 27

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.

"Pippin" presented by TYS, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, $12 suggested donation, tys@topangayouthservices.org.

SAT MAR 28

Please help disadvantaged families and veterans, bring items to the Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (opposite Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am. Bin is open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays. Please do not leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Lower Topanga Creek Restoration, plant, water & weed creek-side vegetation, 3.5 hour MRT/CNPS/TP program, bring water, snack, wear sturdy shoes, 8:30am, reservations necessary, 818/591-1701, x203, community service credit.

Re-Pete Celebration: of Pete Seeger's Songs & Spirit, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1 - 4pm, $24, $20, $10 & kids 5 & under are free, www.theatricum.com.

"Pippin" presented by TYS, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, $12 suggested donation, tys@topangayouthservices.org.

SUN MAR 29

Topanga State Park, 2 hr moderate family walk with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Artists' Reception for Gina Michel exhibit "Fused Glass, Steampunk Guitars," Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 2 - 5pm, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours. Exhibit continues thru April 19.

"Pippin" last showing, presented by TYS, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, $12 suggested donation, tys@topangayouthservices.org.

MON MAR 30

TCC Kids Club, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30am - 12:30pm, games, crafts, surprises.

TUES MAR 31

Love Bug & Me, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 am & 11am.

Puppet Show featuring puppeteer Richard Woloski, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, all ages, 310/455-3480.

WED APR 1

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:15 - 11am, playtime follows, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

THURS APR 2

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

FRI APR 3

Book Signing by Robert Scheet, "They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations & Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7pm,sponsored by PDSMM, 310/291-1300.

SAT APR 4

Kids Egg Hunt, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, ages 4 & under start hunt at 10am, 5+ go about 10:30am, bring your own basket & large spoon for relay race, there will be egg games, relays, hunts, crafts, Crazy Easter Bonnet contest & an Easter Bunny.

SUN APR 5

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

Topanga State Park, 2 hr journey of discovery with a docent, learn about Chumash & Tongva cultures, wildlife & wildflowers, moderate hike, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Volunteer Garden Day at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 3pm, please RSVP: 310/455-0419.

WED APR 8

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

FRI APR 10

TPA Documentary Night, "Cowspiracy: The Sustainable Secret," 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 APR 11

Paint-Out at Topanga State Park sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mtns, 9am, 4 hrs, parking fee, 310/383-1374.


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.

THURS MAR 26

NEW Thai Cooking Class with Chef Miss V 11am - 3pm, $20. Class is full. Email palellaa@aol.com for possible cancellations.

FRI MAR 27

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.

SUN MAR 29

Cancelled or relocated today: Pilates for Buff Bones. Back next Sunday. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON MAR 30

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

Beginner Level Spanish with Bill Flaxman, 11am - 12:30pm, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages, williamflaxmanphd@mac.com.

TUES MAR 31

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

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, rsharrin@ucla.edu for location, free.

WED APR 1

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

Story Development with Philip Daughtry, 1:30 - 3pm, focus on fiction, pdaughtry@verizon.net to sign up or call 310/455-1319, $6, ends on April 8.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Next Wednesday's class will be relocated. This class is also offered on Sundays, 10am. Check for cancellations, lisablevinson@gmail.com.

THURS APR 9

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Lowlands" by Jhumpa Lahiri. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.

FRI APR 10

Canyon Sages' Supper Social for Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, free. The program is sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community, 310/455-1319.

Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Supper Socials by bringing side dishes and/or assisting with clean up. More help with cleanup is especially needed. Please contact Lisa Villaseñor at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

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.

A Special Outing to King Gillete Ranch for Hike & Picnic will take place on Thursday, April 16 beginning at 10:30am. For info /sign up go to theseasonbody@aol.com. For carpool contact Michele at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.

A Spring Garden Workshop will be offered at 1pm on Thursday, April 23 by Sara Priest, $6/pp. For info email sarah@sarahpriest.com.

A Semi-Private Intermediate Spanish class at a negotiated price will be offered by Bill Flaxman. E-mail williamflaxmanphd@mac.com.

Beach Lovers! The LA County Dept of Beaches & Harbors no longer gives seniors a free weekday parking pass. It's now $25. To order a pass send a copy of your drivers license and vehicle registration along with a check to LA Co Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

Is there somebody out there who would like to get a Class B Drivers License so we could 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.

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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 UA 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



THUS MAR 26

Pepperdine Wind Ensemble, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.

FRI MAR 27

"Catch Me If You Can," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday, different times, thru April 5.

SAT MAR 28

"Annabelle & the Snow Queen Express," family musical, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm, last show.

"Love in the Key of C-Sharp or B-Flat," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29.50 & $22, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30, last show.

SUN MAR 29

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mtns & Seashore Art Exhibit, Santa Monica Mtns Interagency Visitor Ctr, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am - 4pm, 805/370-2301.

FRI APR 3

"Father, Father," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $20, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Saturday, same time.

SAT APR 4

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.

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

TUES APR 7

Classic Films at the Skirball, "North by Northwest," Cary Grant, 1959, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 1:30pm, free, 310/440-4500.

WED APR 8

"The Servant of Two Masters," Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $15, 310/506-4522. Also plays Thursday, Friday & Saturday, same time and price.

FRI APR 10

"A Child Left Behind," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $20, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. This is a save the playhouse benefit.

Santa Monica College Jazz Series presents Louis Van Taylor sextet, The Edye at Santa Monica College Performing Arats Center, Santa Monica Blvd at 11th Street, 7 & 9pm, $10, www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.

SUN APR 12

Skirball Puppet Festival, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 10am - 4:30pm, $10, $7 & $5, under 2yrs free, live music, art making, lots of puppets, 877SCC-4TIX.


Announcements



The 14th annual Topanga Artists' Studio Tour is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31. The Topanga Canyon Gallery is looking for additional artists who would like to be involved in this event. Reserve space by April 1 by emailing felicewillat@gmail.com for application and info.

Annual Children's Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 4 at 10am. Come early to donate unwanted plastic eggs and/or hardboiled colored eggs. Volunteers are needed to hide eggs, help with snacks & crafts & more. Please volunteer for a fun 6 hours. Email: correspondence@topangacommunityclub.com.

Mark your calendars for Square Dance at the Community House on Friday, April 24 from 7:30 - 10pm. More later.

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, March 30 by noon and will cover events from April 9 - 26.

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.