November 25, 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



PUBLIC HEARING - WATER RATE

There will be a public hearing on a proposed water rate hike at 9:30am on Tuesday, November 25 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room 381, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W Temple Street, LA.

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, December 1. 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, December 4. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

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



FRI NOV 21

Certified Farmers' Market, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm, topangafarmersmarket@gmail.com, open 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 NOV 22

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.

SAT Practice Test, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 2:20pm. Registration is necessary. Call 310/455-3480 to sign up. The test is open to all high school students.

Topanga Talent Show, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, $12 suggested donation, TYS

fundraiser.

SUN NOV 23

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.

Memorial for Michelle Acker, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12 noon, potluck, everybody welcome, bring a dish to share.

MON NOV 24

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

TUES NOV 25

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.

Thanksgiving Art Activity, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, kids ages 4 - 12, 3:30pm, 310/455-3480.

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

THURS NOV 27

Thanksgiving Day Brunch sponsored by the Rock Service Group, behind Topanga Creek Market, help set up at 9am, dinner at 12pm, bring gently used sleeping bags, blankets, warm clothing, good will bags with utilities for the homeless, canned goods, personal hygiene, etc., musicians welcome, 310/913-0454.

SAT NOV 29

Autumn craft Boutique, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, arts and crafts of jewelry, fabrics, candles & more, http://canyonsages.com for booth reservations.

TUES DEC 2

Cold Creek Preserve - Red Rock Cyn Hike, starts at Cold Creek Preserve - Lower Stunt High Trailhead, 3 hr, moderate 4-mile, 800' gain up fire road & down into Red Rock, 8:30am, bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen, rain cancels, 818/501-1225.

THURS DEC 4

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

FRI DEC 5

Childrens Holiday Party, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4 - 7pm, milk & cookies and Santa, wear PJs.

Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol.

SAT DEC 6

Annual Chamber Holiday Party, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 5:30 - 9:30pm, catered dinner, live music, dancing & more, $60 & $50, topangachamber.org.

SUN DEC 7

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


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 NOV 20

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 NOV 21

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 NOV 23

No Pilates today due to memorial below. Class continues on Sunday, November 30.

Memorial for Michelle Acker, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12noon, everybody bring a potluck dish to share, all are welcome.

MON NOV 24

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

TUES NOV 25

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

WED NOV 26

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

THURS NOV 27

No Pilates today. Back next Thurs.

SAT NOV 29

Autumn Craft Boutique, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 am - 4 pm, fundraiser for Sages Building fund. Volunteers are needed to help with parking. Call Michele at 310/455-1319. For more info http://canyonsages.com/programs/autumn-craft-fair/.

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.

The Sages Holiday Dinner, free and open to Topanga Seniors of any age, will be held on Sunday, December 7 at the Community House. The dinner is sponsored by the Topanga Community Club with help from volunteer chefs and features turkey with all the trimmings, holiday music and entertainment. Festivities begin with a 4pm social and dinner about 5pm.

The next Book Club will be held at the Community House, 12noon - 1:30pm, on Thursday, December 11. This is the traditional holiday story, poem or book to share potluck meeting. The January 8 selection will be "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

We know there's a driver out there somewhere with a Class B Drivers License and we'd love 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 $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 at Oasis Community Church (Formerly Topanga Christian Fellowship Church), 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30 am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

WEDNESDAYS

Prayer, Prophesy and Healing, Oasis Community Church (formerly 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, Oasis Community Church (formerly Topanga Christian Fellowship Church), 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

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

Under-earners Anonymous UA meeting, Oasis Community Church (formerly 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 NOV 20

Into the Woods, musical, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $20, 310/506-4522. Also plays Friday & Saturday.

FRI NOV 21

Beauty and the Beast, classic musical, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $19.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Same schedule thru December 12.

The 39 Steps, Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, 8pm, $34, www.plays411.com/39. Also playing Saturday & Sunday, different times.

SAT NOV 22

Annabelle & the Snow Queen Express, family fare, 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. Same schedule thru December 14.

2 Across, a comedy of crosswords & romance, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $22.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday at 3:30pm.

MON DEC 1

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

TUES DEC 2

Classic Films at the Skirball, "The Conspirators," 1944, Paul Henreid, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 1:30 p.m., free, 310/440-4500.

Pepperdine Guitar Concert Series with Christopher Parkening, Surfboard Room, Payson Library, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 5pm, free, 310/506-4522.

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

WED DEC 3

Guitar Chamber Music Concert with Christophr Parkening & Taso Comanescu, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 5pm, free, 310/506-4522.

THURS DEC 4

Pepperdine Choir & Orchestra Christmas Concert, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $10, 310/506-4522.

FRI DEC 5

Holiday Book Sale, Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd, 10am - 2pm, books of all sizes/topics & media (vhs, cd, dvd), prices begin at 10 cents, 818/226-0017.

SAT DEC 6

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.


Announcements



The 2015 Juried Show is calling artists for a juried art exhibition that will run in January. The submission deadline is November 24. Go to topangacanyongallery.com.

Artist-in-Residence Program applications are being accepted thru November 21 by the National Park

Service. For details go to www.nps.gov/samo/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm or call 805-370-2325.

The Topanga Community Club needs a new Maintenance Employee. For details contact Nonie Shore at 310/963-8205 or email her at nonieshore@gmail.com.

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

An Olde-Fashioned Yuletide Celebration will be offered at the Mountain Mermaid by the Theatricum Botanicum on Saturday, December 13. Tickets are $200/pp. Call 310/455-2322 for details.

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, November 24 by noon and will cover events from December 4 - 21. The deadline for the Christmas issue is Monday, December 8 and will cover events from December 18 thru January 18.

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.