September 30, 2014

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

C.E.R.T. TRAINING

Full course in 4 consecutive Saturdays, free, no obligation to join a CERT team. First class, Disaster Preparedness, Saturday, October 4, 9am - 4pm. Register ahead, call Norman Berezowsky at 818/606-7314.

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

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, October 8 at 2:30pm.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, October 9 at 7pm. Nominations for 2015 board will close. Prospective members and guests are always welcome but may not nominate. Members may nominate by e-mailing election2014@topangacommunityclub.com.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

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

2014 ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

Prior cardholders may renew online at www.topangatowncouncil.org. Photo Sessions for new Access Card applicants are by appointment at Topanga Seed & Feed. Call Lindsay at 310/455-3635.

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 SEP 25

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

FRI SEP 26

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

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:15am, 310/455-3480, offered every Wednesday & Friday.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

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

TYS Zev Song Rehearsal for new, current & alumni members, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, come & bring friends to structure song for Zev's thank you party of October 25 at the Theatricum, 310/502-3358.

Manzanita Speaker Series presented by the Manzanita Institute, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7 - 8:30pm, open to the public, 310/455-3480.

Equivocation, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

SAT SEP 27

Help Homeless Families in Transition, donate non-perishable food 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, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SUN SEP 28

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, x202, community service credit.

Lear, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

MON SEP 29

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

TUES SEP 30

New LoveBug & Me Series, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 0 - 5yrs, 10am & 11am, open to members of the TCC, fee, www.LOVEBUG and ME.com.

WED OCT 1

Topanga Authors Group Speaker Series with Sue Ganz-Schmitt & Eric Pierpoint presented by the Manzanita Institute, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, open to the public, 310/455-3480.

THURS OCT 2

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

FRI OCT 3

E-Waste Collection Event, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12noon, bring anything with a cord, NO batteries or lightbulbs please.

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, RSVP 310/455-9389.

SUN OCT 5

Pancake Breakfast, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, TEP fundraiser for Topanga Elementary Charter School, 8am.

WED OCT 8

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

SAT OCT 11

Russian Literature Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, interested adults welcome, pick-up this months reads at the library, 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.

THURS SEP 25

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, new day & time, 5:30 - 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Sundays, 10 - 11am.

FRI SEP 26

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.

SUN SEP 28

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm.

MON SEP 29

Tai Chi 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.

Intermediate Level Spanish with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages, williamflaxmanphd@mac.com.

TUES SEP 30

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

Meditation Class DISCONTINUED until further notice.

WED OCT 1

QiGong/Tai Chi with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages. Class fee is $6.

NEW Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, for those with more limited exercise issues, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all.

THURS OCT 9

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Tiger" by John Vaillant. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The November 13 selection will be "Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert" by Georgina Howell. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

FRI OCT 10

Sages Annual BBQ & Farewell to Gabrielle. Bring your friends and family and a potluck dish if you like. Email Lisa Villasenor at topav@hotmail.com to let her know what you're bringing. The BBQ is free and a great time for folks to get acquainted, sign up for classes and/or volunteer to help the Sages. See you at the Community House, 3:30pm.

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



SENIOR 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.

Sages Shredding Event! Box or bag-up those old documents and shred them at the 1st ever Sages Shredding Event to be held on November 1st at the Community House! It's a good safe way to rid yourself of all those outdated but personal papers you've been hanging onto forever. More info soon on this new exciting annual Sages fundraiser, so save the date!

Sages are still looking for someone with a Class B Drivers License? The Canyon Sages would like to hire you for their occasional excursions. A van will be provided. Please call 310/455-1319.

Please support the Topanga Community Club as they support us. TCC membership for seniors is only $20/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, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, sundown, 310/455-1597, every Friday.

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

WEDNESDAYS

Prayer, Prophesy and Healing, Topanga Christian Fellowship Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7:30pm.

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 8 - 9pm, 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, Topanga Christian Fellowship Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

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

Under-earners Anonymous UA meeting, Topanga Christian Fellowship 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 SEP 26

9 to 5: The Musical, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times, same schedule thru October 26.

SAT SEP 27

Barnyard Madness with the Three Pigs, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $12.50 & $10.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm.

Turning Thirty, comedy, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29, $22.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3pm.

SUN SEP 28

Topanga Vintage Market, Pierce College, Victory & Mason, Woodland Hills, 8am - 3pm, $2, 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.

Family Art Day, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific coast Hway, Malibu, 12 noon - 2pm, hands-on art projects & Weisman Museum tours, free.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Smothers Theatre Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $35, $20 & $17, 310/506-4522. Also playing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, different times.

TUES SEP 30

Mountain Lion Research Annual Fundraiser hosted by National Geographic Photojournalist Steve Winter, Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Cyn Rd, Malibu, food/wine and more, $100pp, e-mail samolions@gmail.com.

Doubt, A Parable, Lindhurst Theatre Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $15, 310/506-4522.

THURS OCT 2

Walter Mosley - Rose Gold, Readings & Talks Series, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 8pm, free, 310/440-4500.

SAT OCT 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.

SUN OCT 5

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits, Afro-Brazilian beats/jazz trappings, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7pm, $40 & $20, 310/506-4522.

Art Exhibition & Sale sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore, Inc., Malibu Nature Preserve, 33905 Pacific Coast Hwy (former Tennis/Riding Club), 11am - 5pm, 310/457-3855.

TUES OCT 7

Classic Films - More than Zerot, Rhinoceros featuring Zero Mostel, 1974, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 1:30pm, free, 310/440-4500.

THURS OCT 9

Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $30 & $15, 310/506-4522.

FRI OCT 10

The Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews, St Matthews Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $35, 310/573-7422.

SAT OCT 11

Sara Watkins, singer-songwriter/fiddler Smothers Theatre Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $35 & $15, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



Inspirational High Holiday Services will be offered for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Chabad of Topanga. For details go to www.chabadoftopanga.com.

20 Years Wild, fundraiser for The Nature of Wildworks is scheduled for Sunday, October 12 at a home in Pacific Palisades. For details go to www.natureofwildowrks.org or call 310/455-0550.

Reyes Adobe Days Festival will take place on Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12 at Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Rd, Agoura Hills. Many events, visit www.reyesadobedays.org.

Submissions for 2014 Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest will be accepted thru October 11. For info call 805/370-2301.

For info on City Hearts Fresh Focus 2014 which is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, go to https://freshfocus2014.evenbrite.com.

The Theatricum Botanicum is seeking playwright submissions thru December 1, 2014 for for their 2015 Botanicum Seedlings presentations. Call 310/455-2322.

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 allowed free daytime parking at the beaches on Monday - Friday with a special pass. Send a copy of your driver's license and auto registration 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 29 by noon and will cover events from October 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.