April 17, 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



TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, April 10 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

CANDIDATES FORUM - 33RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will present a forum for the 33rd Congressional District to succeed Henry Waxman on Sunday, April 13 from 2 - 4pm at the Pacific Palisades Woman's Club, 902 Haverford Avenue, Pacific Palisades. The forum will feature former LA City Councilmember Wendy Greuel, State Senator Ted Lieu & author/policy analyst/radio host Matt Miller & others. Admission & parking are free, donations welcome, www.palisadesdemclub.org.

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF THE SMM

The Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains will convene upstairs at Abuelitas Mexican Restaurant, 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 15. All interested parties are welcome. For further info go to www.pdsmm.org.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Topanga Historical Society will hold a pot-luck and program on Wednesday, April 16 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. Bring your own utensils and a dish to share. Potluck begins at 7pm. The program will commence at 8.

TOPANGA PEACE ALLIANCE

The Topanga Peace Alliance is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 21. For confirmation, time and place, contact debbieinla@outlook.com.

TOPANGA EMERGENCY & RESPONSE DRILL

All Topangans are asked to participate in a Topanga Emergency Drill to be conducted by the LA Co Fire Dept & other county agencies & emergency responders on Saturday, April 26. T-CEP will conduct an internal drill in conjunction with this exercise. The Town Council will have an Access Card booth at Topanga Seed & Feed. You should receive details on how to participate in this activity by mail this month.

LA CO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEBATE

Candidates for the LA Co Supervisorial District 3 will debate environmental & other issues on Saturday, April 26 from 6 - 7pm at the Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 w Olympic Blvd, LA. Doors open at 5:30pm, seating & free parking are limited. Reception follows from 7 - 8pm. Email:mnemick@hotmail.com.

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 APR 10

Art for Teens, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, make tile coasters, materials provided, 3:30pm, ages 12 to 18, 310/455-3480.

FRI APR 11

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

UMIGO, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, exploration of mathematical concepts thru games & activities, ages 5 - 8, 310/455-3480. Offered every 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.

SAT APR 12

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.

SUN APR 13

Family Nature Walk, Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, open to all, led by a naturalist-educator volunteer, meet at parking lot, 1pm, parking fee, 2 hrs, offered every Sunday.

MON APR 14

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

First Seder Night, 7 p.m., Suggested Donation, Chabad of Topanga Jewish Center, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road

(310) 455-1597, For Reservations, Rabbiweiss@hotmail.com or Chabadoftopanga.com

TUES APR 15

African Safari presented by The Wildlife Company, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, all ages, 310/455-3480.

Book Club, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7 pm, 310/455-3480. Discussion on "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias.

Second Seder Night, 7 p.m., Suggested Donation, Chabad of Topanga Jewish Center, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road

(310) 455-1597, For Reservations, Rabbiweiss@hotmail.com or Chabadoftopanga.com

THURS APR 17

Kids Book Club, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4 - 5pm, ages 9 - 12, 310/455-3480. Discussion on "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein.

Wordpress Meetup, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6:30pm, 310/455-3480.

SAT APR 19

Topanga Creek Earth Day Clean-up, Lower Topanga, meet at entry gate to Topanga State Park just up from PCH, dress in tough clothes & shoes, bring gloves, loppers, pitchforks, 9am - 1pm. Minors need parental signature. Call 715/212-7679 for more details.

Kids Annual Egg Hunt for Topanga's kids, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, near ball field, 10am, bring your basket or bag, music, crafts, egg roll & Easter bunny, free. Refreshments/snacks available. Sponsored by the TCC.

Topanga Earth Day, new venue is Old Canyon Ranch, 301 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 10am - 9pm.

Teen Book Club, Topanga Library 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, 310/455-3480, ages 13 - 18. Discussion of "The Last Dragonslayer" by Jasper Fforde.

SUN APR 20

Topanga Earth Day continues, new venue is Old Canyon Ranch, 301 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 10am - 7pm.

TUES APR 22

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

WED APR 23

Poetry Panel, sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, open to all.

SUN APR 27

Community Earth Action Day sponsored by the Community Club, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 3pm, interactive demos, hands-on workshops, e-waste recycling, lunch available for purchase: bring your own utensils /cup or purchase on site, limited parking, car-pool or walk.


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. More information on classes and membership is available at 310/455-1319.

THURS APR 10

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "A Time of Gifts" by Patrick Leigh Fermor. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The May 8 selection will be "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

FRI APR 11

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.

Move Wise with Joelle, 10:30 - 11:30am, based on the Feldenkrais movement to heal body & mind, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all ages, bring a mat.

NEW! Tango:Dance & Appreciation with Bernard Selling. For dancers, beginners, advanced & listeners, $8, 7 - 8:30pm, Sages sponsored but open to all, instrumentalists welcome, RSVP bsell1@earthlink.net. No class April 18.

SUN APR 13

NEW! Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights.

MON APR 14

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

NEW! Spanish Class - Beginner Level with Bill Flaxman, 11am - 12:30pm, newly designed handouts, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages.

NEW! Spanish Class - Intermediate Level with Bill Flaxman, 1:30 - 3pm, newly designed handouts, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages.

NEW! Arts & Crafts Club hosted by Judy & Marjory, Sages sponsored but open to all, free. Bring that project you've been wanting to work on - scrapbook, crochet, knitting, whatever - and the materials you need, and come to the Community House, Penny Room, 1 - 3pm. Bring a cup and we'll provide tea.

TUES APR 15

Weekly Nature Walk, sometimes with docent Lynne Haigh, Topanga State Park, 8:30am, leaves at 8:35am sharp, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, newcomers call 310/455-1319 for meeting spot.

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

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, 3:30 - 5pm, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, call 310/455-2230 for location. The Friday classes have been discontinued.

WED APR 16

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

WED APR 23

Poetry Panel, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, open to all.

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.

SPECIAL EVENT:Theatricum Botanicum School Days for Sages on Friday, May 9. Special rate is $18 and includes morning workshops, potluck lunch & afternoon play, "King Lear." Sages will bring their own dish to share for the potluck. Call 310/455-1319 now to reserve your space.

Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Supper Socials, bring side dishes and assist with clean up. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at www.topav@hotmail.com.

Have 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.

/ ongoing 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 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



THURS APR 10

Wonderment: The Studio art Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception featuring works by graduating art students, Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 5 - 7pm, free, 310/506-4522. Exhibit continues thru April 26.

SAT APR 12

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

SUN APR 13

Americana/Folk Artist Melanie Devaney, Malibu Wines, 31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, 12 noon, http://melaniedevaney.com/.

Keigwin + Company, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $40, $36 & $20, 310/506-4522.

MON APR 14

Pepperdine Percussion Ensemble, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, free, 310/506-4522.

WED APR 16

Pepperdine Chamber Choir, Stauffer Chapel, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.

Aimee Mann & Billy Collins, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $45, $40 & $20, 310/506-4522.

Symphomaniax, classical works/pop classics, Concerts in the Bowl, Lane 33 Lounge, Canoga Park Bowl, 20122 Vanowen St, Winnetka, 8pm, overhead is 2 drinks, 818/347-4807.

THURS APR 17

Pepperdine Guitar Ensemble, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.

FRI APR 18

Albert Lee 70th Birthday Celebration, benefit for Safety Harbor Kids, Duke's Malibu, 21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, 8pm - midnight, music, dining & dancing, live & silent auction, $125 for dinner/show, $50 admission only, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/60 4519.

SAT APR 19

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

Flying Karamazov Brothers, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $40, $36, $25 & $20, 310/506-4522.

Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre, Santa Monica Playhouse,1211 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 2 - 3:30pm, $15 for kids 10yrs & younger & 1 free adult, add an adult $5, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30 - 2pm.

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Sunday, 2pm & Friday, Satruday & Sunday next week thru May 25.

WED APR 23

Screaming Clams, Rock 'n Roll, Concerts in the Bowl, Lane 33 Lounge, Canoga Park Bowl, 20122 Vanowen St, Winnetka, overhead is 2 drinks, 818/347-4807.

SUN APR 27

Outdoor Vintage Market has moved to 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.


Announcements



A Topanga Casting Director Workshop will be held at The 1909 on Sunday, April 13 from 12 noon - 4pm. A complimentary lunch & 20% discount are available to Topanga residents. Contact TopangaTalentHouse@gmail.com or go to http://topangatalenthouse.wix.com/topangatalenthouse.

Prepare now for the 2014 LA County/Topanga Emergency Preparedness& Response Drill which will take place on Saturday, April 26. This family activity is a chance to practice emergency plans and see how prepared you are. Learn more by downloading the Topanga Survival Guide at www.t-cep.org.

A Symphony Gala at a private estate is planned for Sunday, May 4 to raise funds for the Topanga Symphony. Tickets are $60 & limited. For more info email topangasymphonyevent@gmail.com or call 310/455-2720.

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

If you have 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.

The Canyon Sages need volunteers to help with their 1st Friday Dinner Socials. Contact Michele at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.

The NatureBridge Hike-A-Thon will take place in the Santa Monica Mountains on May 3 from 8 - 11am. This 2.25 mile hike around Inspiration Point Loop at Will Rogers State Park will raise funds for environmental education in the SMM mountains and Channel Islands. To sponsor, donate, volunteer or learn more visit naturebridge.org/hike-socal.

Please Help Homeless Families in Transition. Non-perishable food items are sorely needed & much appreciated. Please bring them to the Topanga Women's Circle bin in Pine Tree Circle opposite Canyon Gourmet on Saturdays from 9 - 10:30am. The bin is open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays, www.topangawomenscircle.org. The Women's Circle also welcomes any new household items.

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.

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, April 14 by noon and will cover events from April 24 - May 11.

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.