January 29, 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



COMMUNITY MEETING RE: COMMUNICATIONS TOWER

A community-wide informational meeting on the proposed installation of a 70' communications tower behind the fire station is scheduled for Saturday, January 31 at the Topanga Library from 11am - 1pm.

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 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, February 5. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 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 11 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 12 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, February 12 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

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 JAN 29

Block Party, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, block building with a theme, ages 1 - 12, 4 - 5pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI JAN 30

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

Knitting Class with Karen Dannenbaum for beginners & intermediates, co-sponsored by the Canyon Sages, basic stitches, advice on projects & materials, Topanga Library Community Room, 10am, adults, free, ongoing Fridays thru February 20, no class on Feb 6, Karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com.

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 31

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, volunteer@treepeople.org, community service credit.

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.

SUN FEB 1

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.

Anam Cara Garden Day, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 3pm, bring gloves & snack to share, RSVP email MitchMertzner@AnamCaraLA.org.

MON FEB 2

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

WED FEB 4

Farm Style Kids Cooking Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30 - 5pm, kids learn to make delicious healthy snacks & more, $25, 310/455-2526.

Reading Aloud with Jane Marla Robbins, interactive presentation on transforming words into performances, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, co-sponsored by FTL.

THURS FEB 5

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

FRI FEB 6

TPA Documentary Night, "ReGeneration," social activism, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol.

SUN FEB 8

Topanga State Park, Valentines Day Hike with a docent on courtship of plants & animals, easy 2 hr walk, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Community Potluck Gala, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, celebration of non-profit orgs & culmination of Messenger subscription drive & drawing, 2 - 5pm, bring a dish to share.

TUES FEB 10

Handmade Vintage Valentines with artist Margo Gravelle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 5 - 12, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

WED FEB 11

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

THURS FEB 12

Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail, Eagle Rock Loop, 4 hr, 8-mile, 1200' gain hike, 8:30am, bring $ for parking, 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles, hat & sunscreen, rain cancels, 818/222-5581.

Teen Art Activity: Ink Spray, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, design cards, bookmarks, journal, materials provided, ages 12 - 18, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

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.

SAT FEB 14

Classical Guitar Concert featuring guitarist Taro Wayama & soprano, Susannah Murray, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, 310/455-3480.

SUN FEB 15

Topanga State Park, 2 hr family walk with a docent, moderate pace, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Anam Cara Open House Fundraiser, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 2pm, 310/478-6596.


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.

FRI JAN 30

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 Class at the Library is full. Contact Karen Dannenbaum at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com for possible openings.

SUN FEB 1

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm.

MON FEB 2

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

TUES FEB 3

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

WED FEB 4

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.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Sundays, 10am.

FRI FEB 6

No Knitting Class today. Meets again on Friday, February 13 at the Library as usual, but is full so email Karen Dannenbaum for possible openings: karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com.

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.

THURS FEB 12

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "My Several Worlds" by Pearl S Buck. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

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.

Spanish, Beginning & Intermediate levels will begin on Monday, February 16. For more information and to sign up for either or both classes go to williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

New Thai Cooking class is slated for Thursday, March 26 at the Community House from 11am - 3pm, $20. Reservations are necessary. Email palellaa@aol.com.

Beach Lovers! The LA County Dept of Beaches & Harbors no longer gives seniors a free weekday parking pass. It's now $25. To order a pass send a copy of your drivers license and vehicle registration along with a check to LA Co Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

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

Prayer, Prophesy and Healing, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7:30pm.

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



FRI JAN 30

These Shining Lives, Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $15, 310/506-4522. Also plays Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm. No late seating.

Beauty & the Beast, family musical, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $ 19.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru Feb 27.

Hairspray, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Saturday & Sunday, different times. Same schedule thru February 15.

SAT JAN 31

Annabelle & the Snow Queen Express, family musical, 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 29.

Guitarist Leo Kottke, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $22 - $45, 310/506-4522.

TUES FEB 3

Classic Films at the Skirball, "Confessions of a Nazi Spy," 1939, Edward G. Robinson, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 1:30 p.m., free, 310/440-4500.

The Marcy & Zina Show, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $15 - $35, 310/506-4522.

THURS FEB 5

"The Masters of Wisdom & Transmission Meditation," spiritual talk presented by Share International, Santa Monica Main Library, Community Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, 7pm, free, 310/314-7511.

FRI FEB 6

Roberta Flack, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $40 - $75, 310/506-4522.

SAT FEB 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, 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.

TUES FEB 10

Classic Films at the Skirball, "Act of Violence," 1948 Fred Zinnemann thriller, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 1:30 p.m., 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 FEB 12

Dance in Flight, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20, 310/506-4522. Also plays Friday & Saturday, different times.


Announcements



TYS Improv Classes take place at the Community House on Saturdays thru February 28. Ages 10 - 13 will meet from 10:30 - 11:30 and ages 14 - 18 will meet from 11:30 - 12:30. For info go to tys@topangayouthservices.org.

Anam Cara Hospice Volunteer & Professional Training is set for February 20 - 22. Call 310/455-0419 for details.

The long awaited Paper Shredding Event, fundraiser for the Canyon Sages building fund, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 9am - 12 noon, come rain or shine. Save the date.

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, February 2 by noon and will cover events from February 12 - March 1.

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.