April 20, 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

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.

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 21. 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 22 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. Bring your own utensils and a dish to share. Potluck begins at 7pm. The program featuring Master Illusionist, Vaclav Havlik, a Topanga resident and member of The Magic Castle, will commence at 8.

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 APR 9

Teen Space Art Activity, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 12 - 18, materials provided, 3:30pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI APR 10

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.

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

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.

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

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.

MON APR 13

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

TUES APR 14

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

Mad Science: Gas Works, mysterious world of gasses, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, all ages, 310/455-3480.

WED APR 15

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

THURS APR 16

Aerodynamics Workshop featuring engineer Swapa Kulkarni, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, limited space, reservations necessary, 310/455-3480.

FRI APR 17

Sci Fi Film Screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey," Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480.

SUN APR 19

Trippet Ranch Rendezvous hikes, Topanga State Park, bring binocs, hat, water, snack:

Hondo Cyn, 8:15am, 818/773-4601; Garapito Cyn, 9am, 818/708-9535; Santa Ynez Cyn, 10am, 310/838-4842; Dead Horse trailhead, 10am, 310/559-3126.

Topanga State Park, 2 hr moderate family hike with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am. Same schedule next week.

Kids Charity Concert presented by Lucy's Bake Shop & Topanga Youth Services, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1 - 4pm, $10, proceeds for local charities.

TUES APR 21

Space Art Activity for Kids, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 4 - 12, materials provided, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

WED APR 22

Opening New Worlds with Space Navigation presented by JPL's Matthew Abrahamson, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI APR 24

Square Dance, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30 - 10pm.

SAT APR 25

Artists' Reception for Stacy Haviland & Richard Barnett exhibition entitled "Burnt Offerings," Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6 - 9pm, exhibit from April 22 - May 17, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours.

SUN APR 26

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.


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 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 Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The May 14 selection will be "Rabbit Run" by John Updike. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

FRI APR 10

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.

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 Villasenor at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

SUN APR 12

Cancelled or relocated today & April 19: Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for details.

MON APR 13

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 APR 14

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 15

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

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. There will be no class on Wednesday, April 22.

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

THURS APR 16

Special Outing to King Gillette Ranch for Hike & Picnic, bring a picnic lunch & meet at Visitor Center parking, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10:30am. More info is available by emailing theseasonbody@aol.com. For carpool arrangements contact Michele at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.

SUN APR 19

Cancelled or relocated today: Pilates for Buff Bones. Back next Sunday. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com. 6:30pm.

WED APR 22

Cancelled: Chair Yoga will not meet today. Back next Wednesday, 11am.

THURS APR 23

NEW WORKSHOP: Spring Gardening Workshop with Sarah Priest, 1 - 3pm, $6, for info email sarah@sarahpriest.com.

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

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



THURS APR 9

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

FRI APR 10

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.

A Child Left Behind, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $20, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. This is a save the playhouse benefit.

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, 877-SCC-4TIX.

MON APR 13

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

TUES APR 14

Classic Films at the Skirball, "A Stolen Life," 1946, Bette Davis, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 1:30pm, free, 310/440-4500

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

THURS APR 16

Pepperdine Choir Masterworks

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

SAT APR 18

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

"Dorothy's Adventures in Oz," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru June 28.

Northwest Dance Project, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20 - $40, 310/506-4522.

"The World goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb" opens, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $254, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Sunday, same time & next week Friday, Saturday & Sunday, different times, thru May 24.

MON APR 20

Collegium Musicum Novum & Percussion Ensemble, Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.

WED APR 22

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

THURS APR 23

Pepperdine Orchestra Masterworks

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

SAT APR 25

Topanga Vintage Market - Special 1 time Saturday only, Pierce College, Victory & Mason, Woodland Hills, 8am - 3pm, $2, under 12 yrs free, vintage, antiques, collectibles, artworks, normally every 4th Sunday of the month, info@topangavintagemarket.com. New artists & new vintage vendors are welcome, call 310/422-1844.


Announcements



Anam Cara will conduct their next quarterly Hospice Volunteer & Professional Training session on June 26 - 28. Contact them at 310/455-0419.

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, April 13 by noon and will cover events from April 23 - May 7.

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.