September 2, 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



TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB BOARD

The Topanga Community Club Board will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, August 27 at 7pm. Observers are welcome.

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF SMM B-DAY PARTY

The Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains will celebrate their 10th annual birthday with a host of special guests on Saturday, August 29. For details call 310/291-1300 or 310/455-4050.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, September 2 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, September 3. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Donna Falcon at 310/455-2270 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, September 7. 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, September 10 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

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

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 AUG 27

Off the Grid, S Mark Taper Foundation Youth Pavilion, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com.

FRI AUG 28

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

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

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.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

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

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

SAT AUG 29

Personal Safety Workshop presented by Children's Rescue Alliance, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 pm, for ages 4 - 10yrs with their parents & caregivers, 310/455-3480.

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

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

SUN AUG 30

Family Fun Day, David Tobocman, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, www.theatricum.com.

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights, "Hath Taken Away" by Jacob Juntunen, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, free, 310/455-3723.

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

"An Introduction to the Birds of Topanga: Their Habits, Habitats & Calls" presented by botany professor Doug Allan, Visitor Center, Topanga State Park, 4pm. This Topanga Docent program will be followed at 5:30 by a slide show on the Santa Monica Mountains & short Nature Trail walk.

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

MON AUG 31

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

Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along with Malanie Kareem, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1pm, all ages, bring uke if you have one, 310/455-3480.

WED SEP 2

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

Topanga Authors Group, "Self-publishing Round Table," Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, local writers.

THURS SEP 3

Roots Americana, country, bluegrass, funk & gospel, Under the Oaks, S Mark Taper Foundation Youth Pavilion, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com.

FRI SEP 4

TPA Documentary Night, "Radicalized: The Movie," Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, for info email DebbieinLA@outlook.com.

SUN SEP 6

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

MON SEP 7

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," special Labor Day performance, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

TUES SEP 8

Hondo Cyn - Fossil Ridge via Backbone, Sierra Club moderate 8 mile roundtrip, 2000' gain hike, lunch on Fossil Ridge, meet 8:30am at Old Topanga Cyn Rd 1/2 mile from Topanga Cyn Blvd, bring water, lunch, lugsoles, 5 hrs, 310/450-4102.

WED SEP 9

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

THURS SEP 10

A Night under the Stars with Arlan Oscar Schierbaum & Friends, retro soul-pop-jazz music, S Mark Taper Foundation Youth Pavilion, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com.

FRI SEP 11

Talent Show Auditions, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, all ages, 5 - 7pm.

SUN SEP 13

Family Fun Day, Evo Bluestein, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, www.theatricum.com.


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 AUG 28

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 AUG 30

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

MON AUG 31

Tai Chi, will return Monday, September 14 at 9:30am, 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 SEP 1

Computer Club, will return on Tuesday, September 15 at 1pm. Contact leader John Coffer, jgcoffer@gmail.com.

WED SEP 2

QiGong, will return on Wednesday, September 9 at 9:30am. Contact 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.

Sages Volunteers' Meeting, Topanga Library 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2:30pm. All are welcome!

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

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, 2303 Tuna Canyon Rd, email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

FRI SEP 4

Canyon Sages' Supper Social for Topanga seniors of any age returns, 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.

WED SEP 9

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

THURS SEP 10

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The October 8th selection will be "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

New classes to be offered in the fall will include Watercolor and Cooking. Details to be released shortly.

If you have a Class B Drivers License the Canyon Sages would 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 AUG 28

Stand Up! A Night of Comedy, Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $15, www.MalibuPlayhouse.org.

"Little Shop of Horrors," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, 8pm.

SAT AUG 29

Goorus Yoga Studio Grand Opening, 15327 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, 8am - 3pm, all classes free today, prizes, www.goor.us.

"Dorothy's Adventures in Oz," family fare, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru Sept 27.

Evening Cultural Program, Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, 6 - 7:30pm, bring a flashlight, all ages, 805/370-2301 for directions.

"Almost Perfect," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $ 29.50 & $22.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru Sep 27.

"Climax," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $ 29.50 & $24.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 3pm. Same schedule thru November 1.

SAT SEP 5

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.

SAT SEP 12

Paint-out at Santa Monica Palisades Park, sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mtns, meet at north end of park, 9am, http://allied-artists.com, 310/457-9130.

Wilderness Survival Basics, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am, 805/370-2301.

The Guys - Reading in Tribute to the Emergency Workers of 9/11, with Topanga's Wendie Malick & others, Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, benefit, www.MalibuPlayhouse.org.

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Same schedule Sunday. Plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday next week, different times, thru October 18.


Announcements



A Hands-on Greywater Workshop will be offered in Topanga on Saturday, September 5 by Laura Allen & Sergio Scabuzzo, venue to be determined. Fee ranges from $30 - $100 with limited work/trade positions possible. Go to http://greywateraction.org.

Fall Training for Topanga Canyon Docents will begin on Saturday, September 12 and continue on alternate Saturdays & alternate Sundays until December 5 at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park. The fee is $85. For info & sign-up go to www.topangacanyondocents.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Fall-Training-Flyer-Registration-2015.pdf or contact Karin Benson at 310/455-3143.

Fall Clay Classes for all ages are being offered by Kirsty Iredale. Call 310/455-0969.

More storage space is needed by TWC. The Topanga Womens's Circle Non-Profit Charity is setting up more than 75 apartments for families and vets each year and needs more space to store donations and purchases which go to stock these apartments. They are hoping for a large, free-standing, secure, waterproof structure in Topanga or even Woodland Hills. Call Karen Sherwood at 310/455-1929 or email her:kfswood@gmail.com if you can help.

The California Wildlife Center's Annual Celebration will take place on Sunday, September 13 from noon - 4:30pm at Gull's Way Estate, Malibu. Space is limited. Order tickets at www.cawildlife.org.

The Topanga Symphony Annual Gala is scheduled for Sunday, September 20 from 2 - 5pm at Tuscali Moutain Inn in Topanga. For info, tickets & details go to www.topangasymphony.com. No tickets will be sold at the door.

September 7 is the last day to catch the Beach Bus.

Theatricum Botanicum discounts are available to Topanga residents for "As You Like It." When buying tickets online enter code 90290A1 when prompted or bring proof of residence to ticket booth and pay just $15 apiece.

10% Discounts for Topanga residents are available at both the Inn of 7th Seventh Ray & Canyon Bistro.

The Benjamin Center Cancer Support Community in West LA offers support groups, mind/body classes, a variety of workshops, social activities, counseling & more. Go to www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.

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, August 31 by noon and will cover events from September 10 - 27.

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.