May 24, 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 DAYS COUNTRY FAIR takes place at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 23, 24 & 25 from 10am - 7pm daily, www.topangadays.com.

TOPANGA CYN BLVD CLOSED

Topanga Cyn Blvd will be closed on Monday, May 25 from 8am - 12noon for the Memorial Day Parade. Details at www.topangadays.com.

PUBLIC HEARING: WATER CONSERVATION PLAN

A hearing regarding the implementation of the phased water conservation plan for LA Co Waterworks/Marina del Rey water system will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30am in room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W Temple St, LA. For info call 626/300-4688.

CPR CLASS

A class in CPR will be offered at Oasis Community Church by CERT team member Brad Davis on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 - 11:30am. The fee is $50 & 2-year certification by the National Safety Council will be given to those who complete the class. For more info & to register go to urbanwilderness@earthlinek.net.

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, June 1. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

HOME IGINITION ZONE EVALUATION

The North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council will present a program on Home Ignition Zone Evaluation at the Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30pm. Team members will be on hand to answer questions. All are welcome and urged to attend. The program will be offered again on Wednesday, June 10, same time & place.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, June 4. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

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 MAY 21

Teen Art Activity: DIY Bath Bombs, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 12 - 18, 3:30 - 4:30pm, sponsored by FTL, 310/455-3480.

FRI MAY 22

Certified Farmers' Market canceled for today due to Topanga Days Fair. Back next Friday, Community House, 9am - 1pm.

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.

SAT MAY 23

Topanga Days Country Fair opens, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, $25, $15, under 5 yrs free, 10am - 7pm, music, food, kids activities, booths & more, www.topangadays.com.

The Topanga Women's Circle bin at Pine Tree Circle will be closed today due to the holiday weekend. Back next Saturday.

SUN MAY 24

Topanga Days Cowboy Breakfast in memory of Cary Gepner, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8:15am, $7, tickets to T-Days available.

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.

Topanga Days Country Fair continues, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, $25, $15, under 5 yrs free, 10am - 7pm, music, food, kids activities, booths & more, www.topangadays.com.

Topanga State Park, stories & songs of the elfin forest, 2 hr family walk with a naturalist, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am, parking fee.

MON MAY 25

Memorial Parade starts from Pine Tree Circle at 8:30am & proceeds to Community House. Applications and info available at www.topangadays.com.

TCC Kids Club canceled due to Topanga Days. Back on June 1, Community House, 10:30am - 12:30pm, games, crafts, surprises.

Topanga Days Country Fair LAST DAY, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, $25, $15, under 5 yrs free, 10am - 7pm, music, food, kids activities, booths & much more, www.topangadays.com.

TUES MAY 26

Love Bug & Me canceled due to Topanga Days clean up. Back on June 2, Community House, 10 & 11am.

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

WED MAY 27

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:15 - 11am, playtime follows, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

Open House at Anam Cara & Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer, Pool Party, BBQ & Concert with Jennifer Youngs, Gabriel's House at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 8pm, mitchmetzner@anamcarala.org.

THURS MAY 28

Block Party, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, block building with a theme, ages 1 - 12, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

Topanga School Orchestra concert, Topanga Elementary School, 22075 Topanga School Rd, 6:30pm.

SAT MAY 30

Artists' Studio Tour 1st day, Topanga Cyn Gallery, 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 5pm, $20, 310/455-7909, topangacanyongallery.com.

Artists' Reception & Silent Auction, Topanga Cyn Gallery, 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 5 - 8pm, 310/455-7909.

SUN MAY 31

Topanga State Park, Wild Foods, Native Cultures & Weird Geography, 2 hr family walk with a naturalist, moderate pace, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am, parking fee.

Artists' Studio Tour 2nd day, Topanga Cyn Gallery, 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 5pm, $20, 310/455-7909, topangacanyongallery.com.

WED JUN 3

Topanga Authors Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, local writers, moderated forum discusses To Kill a Mockingbird.

THURS JUN 4

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

FRI JUN 5

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 JUN 6

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SUN JUN 7

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

Topanga State Park, 2 hr journey of discovery with a docent, learn about Chumash & Tongva cultures, wildlife & wildflowers, moderate hike, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Family Fun Day, Aesop's Fables, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, $9, under 2 yrs free, www.theatricum.com.

Trippet Ranch Visitor Center Open House, Topanga State Park, reopening of renovated historic lodge, tours, refreshments & BBQ, 11:30am - 2pm.

As You Like It opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.


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 the week ahead of and the week following Memorial Day weekend due to the Topanga Days Country Fair. Please check with the instructors ahead of scheduled classes during that time.

FRI MAY 22

Track Walk canceled for today. Back next week, 9am, Community House Ballfield Track.

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 MAY 24

Pilates for Buff Bones canceled or relocated today. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for info.

MON MAY 25

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 canceled or relocated today, email Jackie Safanov at topangataichi@gmail.com. Back at the Community House next Monday, 9:30am, $6.

TUES MAY 26

Computer Club with John Coffer, canceled for today, back next week, 1pm, free, jcoffer@gmail.com.

WED MAY 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.

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

Pilates for Buff Bones, 6:30pm, email lisablevinson@gmail.com for location.

FRI JUN 5

LAST SAGES SUPPER UNTIL FALL: 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.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteers for Topanga Days are needed. For more info contact Dayna at tcc.tdvolunteer@yahoo.com.



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.

Tour of the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks will be our next outdoor adventure and will take place on Thursday, June 11. For details & to reserve your space email Karen at theseasonalbody@aol.com.

The next Book Club will meet in the Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, on Thursday, June 11. Bring a lunch if you like. Read or be reading "The Red & the Black" by Stendahal. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

We-re still looking for you if you have a Class B Drivers License! We'd 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.

/ 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, 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



FRI MAY 22

"The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times.

SAT MAY 23

"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.

Reception for artists of exhibit entitled On Location in Malibu 2015: Paintings by the California Art Club, Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 5 - 7pm, free, 310/506-4522.

Santa Monica Symphony concert in honor of veterans,

Santa Monica High School, Barnum Hall, 600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, www.smsymphony.org.

Almost Perfect, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29.50. Also plays Sunday at 3:30pm. Same schedule thru June 28.

SUN MAY 24

Topanga Vintage Market, 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.

TUES MAY 26

Parkening International Guitar Competition begins at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu & continues thru Saturday, May 30, 310/506-4522 or http://arts.pepperdine.edu/parkening/. Limited tickets.

THURS MAY 28

Niyaz featuring vocalist Azam Ali, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 8pm, $35, 877/SCC-4TIX.

SAT MAY 30

Art Show & Sale featuring demos of Oaxacan woodcarving & Mata Ortiz pottery, Santa Monica Mtns Interagency Visitor Ctr, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 9:30am - 4pm, 805/370-2301. Continues on Sunday, same time.

Santa Monica College's Synapse Dance Theater, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Blvd at 11th Street, Santa Monica, 4pm & 7:30pm, $15 - $18, free parking, www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.

SUN MAY 31

Directors' cut of "Top Secret!" movie presented by Vidiots Foundation, 1984 spy spoof with Val Kilmer & Omar Sharif, 302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 7pm, $20 & $15, 7pm sharp, 310/392-8508, Q&A with directors follows.

TUES JUN 2

Classic Films at the Skirball, "The Buddy Holly Story," 1978 featuring Gary Busey, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 1:30pm, free, 310/440-4500.

SAT JUN 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



Volunteers needed to help at Topanga Days. Please email Dayna at tcc.tdvolunteer@yahoo.com.

Topanga Youth Services Improv Classes with Adam Noble Roberts continue on Thursdays thru June 4. Suggested donation is $25/class. Sign up at tys@topangayouthservices.org or call Karen Cooke at 310/502-3358.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshops for Canines will be offered by Mountains Restoration Trust on Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24 and on Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14. For info & registration call 818/591-1701, x2.

Deadline for the Poetry Contest described in an earlier issue of the Messenger is Monday, June 1. The subject is a place of meaning to the poet, good, bad or something else. Submit your poem to editor@topangamessenger.com.

The Produce Exchange announces a Gardening Party at the Topanga home of Angela Lindvall on Sunday, June 7 from 3 - 7pm. For details reply to scott@vineberg.com or 310/279-8163.

Household Hazardous Waste may be dropped off at the Calabasas Landfill

Scale Area at 5300 Lost Hills Rd, Agoura, on Sunday, June 7 from 9am - 3pm. For info call visit www.CleanLA.com.

Beach Bus runs again beginning Friday, June 15. For schedule go to www.LAGoBus.info.

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, May 25 by noon and will cover events from June 4 - 21.

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.