October 31, 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



TRIBUTE TO ZEV YAROSLAVSKY

Topanga will honor outgoing County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for his outstanding contributions to our community at the Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, from 11:30am - 2pm on Saturday, October 25. More info available at www.contact@topangatowncouncil.org.

RCDSMM WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, GUEST FRAN PAVLEY

State Senator Fran Pavley will be the honored guest on Saturday, October 25 at the RCDSMM Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Night 1, 6:30pm, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu. Films about Climate Change will be featured.

C.E.R.T. TRAINING

Last CERT training day is Saturday, October 25. For info call Norman Berezowsky at 818/606-7314.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Topanga Historical Society will hold their annual pot-luck picnic on Sunday, October 26 at Camp Wildwood, 500 S Topanga Cyn Blvd. Potluck at 12 noon will be followed by program on the Stewart family & Camp Wildwood from 1 - 3pm. More info is available at www.topangahistoricalsociety.org.

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, November 3. 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, November 6. 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 OCT 24

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

Talent Show auditions, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 6:30, all ages, most categories, for info & to sign up: TYS@TOPANGAYOUTHSERVICES.ORG. Show will take place on Saturday, November 22.

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 OCT 25

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.

Topanga Elementary Halloween Carnival, 22075 School Rd, 4:30 - 8:30pm, $10 & $6.

SUN OCT 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, x202, community service credit.

Topanga Folk Festival, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, Anam Cara fundraiser, 11am - 6pm, $20.

MON OCT 27

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

TUES OCT 28

LoveBug & Me, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 0 - 5yrs, 10am & 11am, open to members of the TCC, fee, www.LOVEBUG and ME.com.

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

WED OCT 29

Making Sense of Medicare, Topanga Library meeting room, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, open to all, sponsored by the Canyon Sages & the Topanga Library.

FRI OCT 31

Theatricum BOOtanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4 - 10pm, 310/455-3723 or www.theatricum.com, haunted house, ghost stories, pumpkin carving, game booths, performances & more, $15, 5yrs & less are free.

SAT NOV 1

Paper Shredding Fundraiser, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 12noon, mobile shredder on site, 310/455-1319, $10 per file box or grocery bag, proceeds go to Topanga's senior organization, the Canyon Sages, for their Building Fund.

SUN NOV 2

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

WED NOV 5

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

THURS NOV 6

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

FRI NOV 7

TPA Documentary Night, We're Not Broke, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol.

SAT NOV 8

Paint Out at Red Rock Canyon sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mtns, Red Rock Cyn Rd, 1/2 mile out, after turn off from Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 9:30am, 310/383-1374, 4hrs.

Swap Meet & Chili Cook-Off, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, www.topangacommunityclub.com/swapmeet/.

SUN NOV 9

Topanga Syphony concert, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, come early, limited parking.


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.

THURS OCT 23

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 OCT 24

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.

SAT OCT 25

Tribute to Zev Yaroslavsky at the Theatricum. Sages bring salads to the Community House from 9 - 10:45am. Plan to sit with each other at event.

SUN OCT 26

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm.

TUES OCT 28

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

WED OCT 29

NEW JEWELRY MAKING Special Class, Penny Room, 10:30am - 2pm, see Senior Announcements below.

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

MAKING SENSE OF MEDICARE - see below.

SAT NOV 1

SHREDDING FUNDRAISER - see below.

MON NOV 3

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

WED NOV 5

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

FRI NOV 7

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.

ONE FRIDAY per month

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.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

A New Jewelry Making Activity for seniors and others will be offered on Wednesday October 29 and Wednesday, November 19 at the Community House from 10:30 am - 2pm. Bring any leftover jewelry items, beads, etc & stringing supplies to create or share with others. Also bring a pillowcase size piece of white cloth and lunch, if you like. The second session is an extension of the 1st. Contact mharper91@earthlink.net for info & to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome. Water & tea available.

Making Sense of Medicare is the title of a new lecture by Bruce Johnston which will be offered on Wednesday, October 29 in the Topanga Library meeting room at 7pm. Find out what your options are and what you need to do to apply for or change your coverage. Johnston is a licensed broker with plenty of experience and the new enrollment period is ongoing now thru December 7. All are welcome.

Shredding Fundraiser for the Canyon Sages takes place on Saturday, November 1 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 12noon, mobile shredder on site, 310/455-1319, $10 for a file box or grocery bag full, proceeds go to the Canyon Sages Building Fund.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 13 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Bring a lunch if you like. Read or be reading "GERTRUDE BELL Queen of the Desert" by Georgina Howell. There is no charge for this class which meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

Doesn't anybody have a Class B Drivers License and want to make a little extra cash? The Canyon Sages sure would like to hire you for their occasional excursions. A van will be provided. Please call 310/455-1319.

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

WEDNESDAYS

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

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

Under-earners Anonymous UA meeting, 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 OCT 23

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

FRI OCT 24

9 to 5: The Musical, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times.

SAT OCT 25

Drought Tolerant Plant Sale, Desert Creations, 15914 Rayen Street, North Hills, 9am - 3pm, rare/unusual landscaping plants & pottery, 818/482-8795. Sale continues on Sunday, same time.

Absolutely Halloween, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm.

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. Same schedule thru November 23.

The Dunwells, Leeds-based band, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $15, 310/506-4522.

SUN OCT 26

Outdoor 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.

Reading & Talks Series, Jodi Picoult Reads from her latest book "Leaving Time," Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 3 p.m., free, reservations recommended, 310/440-4500.

Palisades Symphony, Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin, Pacific Palisades, 7:30pm, free.

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

THURS OCT 30

Fright Night Dramatic Readings of Edgar Allen Poe's Works presented by Spotlight the Arts Foundation, Barnes & Noble, The Commons at Calabasas, 4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, 7 - 9pm, free, 818/222-0542. Not for young children.

Ukuleleist Jake Shimabukuro, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $25 or more, 310/506-4522.

FRI OCT 31

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

SAT NOV 1

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 NOV 8

County Free Smart Gardening Workshop, Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Calabasas, by the tennis courts.

SUN NOV 9

Violinist Hye-Jin Kim, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $22 & more, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



Making Sense of Medicare is the title of a lecture which will be offered on Wednesday, October 29 at the Topanga Library, 7pm. All are welcome.

Jewelry Making 101, a beading and jewelry creating workshop open to everyone is offering is offered by the Canyon Sages on Wednesday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 19 from 10:30am - 2pm at the Community House. Bring your old odd pieces of jewelry & leftover beads to use and to share. For details contact mharper91@earthlink.net.

Prepare now for a SAT Practice Test to be administered at the Topanga Library on Saturday, November 22 from 10am - 2:20pm. Registration is necessary. Call 310/455-3480 to sign up. The test is open to all high school students.

A Pot-luck Memorial for Michele Acker will take place on Sunday, November 23 at the Community House beginning at noon. All are invited to come and bring a dish to share.

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

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, October 27 by noon and will cover events from November 6 - 23.

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.