January 31, 2015

Dateline - By Lee Kelly


The most comprehensive, widely-read, and up-to-date listing of scheduled events in and around the Canyon


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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.


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.