February 6, 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, January 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, February 1. 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, February 4. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Donna Falcon at 310/455-2270 for further information.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, February 10 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, February 11 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

2016 ACCESS CARDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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 JAN 28

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.

FRI JAN 29

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 JAN 30

Help disadvantaged families and vets, bring items to Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (opposite Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am, open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays. Don't leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you. Info at www.topangawomenscircle.org.

SUN JAN 31

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.

MON FEB 1

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.

WED FEB 3

Baby & Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30 - 11:30am, playtime follows, ages 0 - 3 + caregiver, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

Topanga Authors Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7-9pm, 310/455-3480, local writers.

THURS FEB 4

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

FRI FEB 5

TPA Documentary Night, "FIX IT! Healthcare at the Tipping Point," 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.

SUN FEB 7

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

WED FEB 10

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

THURS FEB 11

Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail, Eagle Rock Loop, moderately paced, 8 mile, 1200' gain Sierra Club hike, 8:30am, bring $ for parking, 2 qts H2O, lunch, etc, rain cancels, 4 hrs, 818/222-5581.

SAT FEB 13

Lower Topanga Creek Restoration, plant, water & weed creek-side vegetation, 3 hr MRT program, bring hat, water, snack, wear sturdy shoes, 9am, 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.

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 JAN 29

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 JAN 31

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm, different location. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for info and possible change of location.

MON FEB 1

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 Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, $6/class, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, 4pm, starts at $6/class, more if not enough people. For info & meeting place email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

TUES FEB 2

SPECIAL TRIP: Mission San Fernando, 1.5 - 2 hr tour, call 310/455-1319 or email gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com for reservations & car pool info. We will meet up in the mission parking lot at 10:30am, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, $4/pp, bring extra $ for lunch afterwards.

NO Computer Club with John Coffer today, back next week.

WED FEB 3

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

NEW Watercolor Class: Sign up for Rea Nagel's new 6-week Watercolor Class which begins on Wednesday, February 3 at the Community House from 11am - 2pm. The cost is $150 plus supplies. For info & reservations email Rea at reanagel@mac.com or call 818/908-5919.

Chair Yoga is on hiatus until spring.

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30 - 8pm, $6, ongoing, 2303 Tuna Canyon Rd, email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

FRI FEB 5

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 decorate ahead of the Sage's Supper Socials (email tcc.dayna@yahoo.com) or bring side dishes &/or assist with clean up (email Lisa Villasenor, topav@hotmail.com). Community Service credit is available.

TUES FEB 9

NEW: Sages Support Group begins: Sign up for Dr. Karen Moran's Sage Support Group for Seniors: Navigating the Master Years. The support group is 6 sessions for $90 and will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 11am - 12:30pm in Karen's home beginning February 9. Group size is limited. Call now for information & reservations: 310/455-0214.

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

THURS FEB 11

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Hedy's Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Richard Rhodes. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Singing Salon meets once a month on Fridays from 6:30pm in a private home. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319

SAGES ANNUAL PAPER SHREDDING EVENT is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 12 noon, so gather up those annoying old documents and bring them up to the Community House on that date.

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

Is there a retired tank driver in the crowd? Got your attention, huh! If you have a class B 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, 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 JAN 28

"Heritage," Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $15, 310/506-4522. Also plays Friday & Saturday, different times.

Musicians Bertman & Halpin, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20 - $40, 310/506-4522.

FRI JAN 29

Woodland Hills Library Book Sale, 22200 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 9:30am - 4pm, 818/226-0017. Also offered on Saturday, 9:30 - 2pm..

"Hay Fever," Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Cyn Rd, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $20 & $18, 310/454-1970. Also plays Saturdays & Sundays, different times, thru February 21.

SAT JAN 30

"Alice & the Wonderful Tea Party," family fare, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru March 20.

"Mary's Wedding," Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, www.malibuplayouse.org. Also plays Saturday, & Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays thru February 21.

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $22 - $45, 310/506-4522.

MON FEB 1

Pepperdine New Music Recital, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.

TUES FEB 2

Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $25 - $45, 310/506-4522.

FRI FEB 5

The Jones Family Singers, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20 - $40, 310/506-4522.

SAT FEB 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.

Christopher Parkening Master Class, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2 - 6pm, free, 310/506-4522.

TUES FEB 11

Dance in Flight, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $50, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



Disco Party is coming to the Community House on Saturday, February 20 from 8 - 10pm, only $10, adults only, cash bar.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is offering a basic workshop, The Way of the Shaman, Shamanic Journeying, Power & Healing in Topanga on February 20 & 21. For info call 310/455-3758 or email afoulger@aol.com.

The Deadline for the Messenger's 2nd annual Poetry Contest is February 29. For details go to topangamessenger.com.

Paper Shredding Truck will be back at the Community House on Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 12pm. Be sure to get those annoying old documents ready for shreddy!

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 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, February 1 by noon and will cover events from February 11 - 28.

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.