May 4, 2016

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, April 28. Observers are welcome at 7pm, closed session follows at 8pm.

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, May 2. 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, May 5. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Email Coleman Garside, cert90290@gmail.com, for further information.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR - TOPANGA

LA County Fire Dept & Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 7, 10am - 2pm at the Topanga Elementary School. There will be info booths, interactive demos, multi-media presentations, access cards & more to help understand wildfire preparedness.

2016 ACCESS CARDS

New applicants apply in person at Seed & Feed by calling Lindsay at 310/455-3635. Renewals can apply online at http://shop.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 APR 21

Miss Alice Dance Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 6 - 8 from 2 - 2:50pm, ages 3-5 from 3 - 3:45pm, dancewithmissalice.com.

Teen Art Thursdays, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 13 - 18, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

Spanish Conversation Thursdays, practice with other intermediate & advanced speakers, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, adults, 5pm, 310/455-3480.

Boy Scouts Webelo Den, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6:30 - 7:30pm, greg@barleyforge.com.

FRI APR 22

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

Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, free, karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com for questions on what to bring.

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 23

Help disadvantaged families and vets. Bring new or like new household items, books & stuffed toys to Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (near Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am, Saturdays except for high heat, rain or holidays. Please, no clothing. Don't leave items unless a volunteer is there to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Professional Development Seminar, "The Behavior Matrix: Communicating for Success," workshop led by Liz Granite of Royer Studios, Topanga Library 122, N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1 - 3pm, lizgranite@gmail.com.

SUN APR 24

Topanga State Park, 2hr moderate family nature walk with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot bulletin board, 10am. Offered every Sunday thru June 30. Topanga State Park Visitor Center, Trippet Ranch, open 10am - 3pm.

MON APR 25

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

Topanga Ukesters, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12noon - 1:15pm, melaniekareemdance@gmail.com, meets most Mondays.

TUES APR 26

Kids Art Activity, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 5 - 12, 3pm, 310/455-3480.

NAMI Support Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 7:30. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

WED APR 27

Dave Lynch Lecture: Color & Light in Nature, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, sponsored by FTL.

FRI APR 29

TCC Square Dance, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30 - 10pm, $20, $10, $5, under 5yrs free, Rattlesnake Rustlers & caller Susan Michaels. No experience necessary. Well-behaved kids are welcome.

WED MAY 4

Topanga Authors Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, local writers.

THURS MAY 5

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, 310/455-1980.

FRI MAY 6

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, for info email DebbieinLA@outlook.com.

SAT MAY 7

33rd Annual Topanga Blues Festival, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 4pm, most tickets sold out, reservations necessary, scbsevents.org.

SUN MAY 8

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

Lexi Pearl's MOM-entum Place, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, brunch at 12 noon, $30 +tax, Performance 2pm, $30, 310/455-2322.


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.

THURS APR 21

Sages Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 - 12noon. Come help create soft toys & other items for underprivileged families in conjunction with the Topanga Women's Circle. We meet every 3rd Thursday. If you can sew, knit, crochet or embroider this is for you. Projects may be made at home, at the sewing circle or both, sagestitcher@gmail.com for details.

FRI APR 22

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.

Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free, bring something to work on or contact Karen Dannenbaum for info at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.

SUN APR 24

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com for possible relocation.

MON APR 25

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Spanish for Advanced Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, fee, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. Not available some Mondays.

TUES APR 26

NEW: Wildflower Walk for Sages led by docent Doug Allan, Musch Trail, Trippet Ranch, 10am, meet at info kiosk, Park entrance at top of Entrada, $10 parking or street park, no dogs please.

Navigating the Master Years, support group for seniors with Karen Moran, 11am - 12:30pm at Karen's home, fee. Call 310/455-0214 for info & reservations:

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

Meditation, 3:30 - 5pm, various private homes, often led by Ron Sharrin on SKYPE, sign up at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.

WED APR 27

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

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, lola4babalon@yahoo.com.

THURS APR 28

Sages School Day at the Theatricum Botanicum, sold out, call Michele at 310/455-1319 for possible cancellations.

FRI MAY 6

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 & the Community Club along with community volunteers. 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. Contact Lisa at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Beginning Level Sages Spanish class will begin on Monday, May 9 at the Community House from 1 - 2:30pm. Contact Bill Flaxman, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net, for details.

Continuing Intermediate - Advanced Spanish Class will also begin on Monday, May 9 at Bill Flaxman's home, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 12 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Stranger & "A Life Worth Living," both by Albert Camus & "The Quest for Meaning" by Robert Zaretsky. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

A NEW Cooking Class with Sue Salumi will be offered on June 6. For details email Andrea at palellaa@aol.com.

For info on County services for seniors go to LA County Area Agency on Aging to see what services are available: http://css.lacounty.gov/programs/area-agency-on-aging/ or call 800/510-2020. The elder Abuse hotline is 877/477/3646.

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.

Pierce College Encore, 818/710-2561 & Emeritus College in Santa Monica, 310/434-4306, offer free classes for seniors.

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

TUESDAYS

Bible Study, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7pm. Call 310/455-1048 to confirm time.

WEDNESDAYS

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7 - 8pm, 310/455-1597, every Wednesday.

NOTE: Info on where to find Special Religious Events/Holiday programs will be listed in the

Announcements section of the Dateline when applicable.

/ 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, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

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

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 21

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

FRI APR 22

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

"Mrs Warren's Profession," Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Cyn Rd, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $20 & $18. Also playing Saturday & Sunday, different times. Same schedule thru May 8.

SAT APR 23

E-Waste/Clothing Drop-off & Mulch/Compost Event, vacant lot (signs), 3705 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 7 - 11am.

"Audition! The Musical," The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29.50 & $24.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm.

The Johnny Clegg Band, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $25 - $55, 310/506-4522.

SUN APR 24

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

Dutch King's Day at Santa Monica Pier, Amsterdam Style Party, 11am - 6pm, $10, kids 12 & under are free, www.dutchkingsday.com.

THURS APR 28

"The Pavilion," Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8:30pm, $10 - $75, http://malibuplayhouse.org/the-pavillion/ for time, tickets & dates.

SAT APR 30

Calabasas - Past & Present, Images of America program featuring author Cimberly Castellon & Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian, book signing, reservations necessary, SMM Interagency Visitor Center, 3 hr-long sessions at 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, 805/370-2301 or samo@wnpa.org.

FRI MAY 6

"Author! Author! - an evening with Sholom Aleichem," musical comedy, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29, $22.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru May 28

The Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews, St Matthews Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $35, 310/573-7421.

SAT MAY 7

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, multi geared 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 MAY 8

Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring The Battlefield, western folk music, Peter Strauss Ranch, 5 - 7:30pm, free, 805/370-2301.


Announcements



A NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be offered free of charge on most Sundays from May 1 – June 19 at the Topanga Library. This workshop for those living with someone with mental illness is free and begins on May 1 from 12noon – 5pm. Call 310/889-7200 for more info.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshops for Canines are offered by Mountains Restoration Trust. For info on upcoming dates call them at 818/591-1701, X2.

The Topanga Canyon Gallery is hosting their annual Art Studio Tour Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15. For info contact felicewillat@gmail.com or 310/600-6233.

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.

The 56th Annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival is slated for Sunday, May 15 from 9am - 6pm at Paramount Ranch. Call 818/382-4819 for more info or go to www.topangabanjofiddle.org.

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.

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 25 by noon and will cover events from May 5 - 22.

Editor's note: If you have an item for consideration in the Dateline, please submit it by the deadline shown above. It is Topanga 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.