May 24, 2016

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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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

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.


Sages Sewing Circle, NEW location, private home, 10 - 12noon. Come join us, create soft toys or other items for underprivileged families in conjunction with the Topanga Women's Circle. We meet every 3rd Thursday. If you can sew, knit, crochet or embroider this is for you. Projects may be made at home, at the sewing circle or both, for meeting place & details.


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. No Track Walk next week.

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.


Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, for possible relocation.


Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, No class May 30.

Spanish for Advanced Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, fee, for info email No class May 30.

NEW: Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, fee based on class size, for more info email No class May 30.

NEW: Intermediate - Advanced Spanish for continuing students will meet from 3:45 - 5:15pm at Bill Flaxman's home, fee based on class size, email No class May 30.


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

Meditation, 3:30 - 5pm, various private homes, often led by Ron Sharrin on SKYPE, sign up at


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

Chair Yoga permanently cancelled. May be back in the fall.


A NEW Mediterranean Cooking Class will be offered by Chef Sue Salumi on June 6 from 10am - 2pm in a private home. Registration is $20. For details & reservations email Andrea at These classes fill up fast!

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 9 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance" by Edmund de Waal. For more info contact Janice at

Pathway to Affordable Retirement is the title of the next Canyon Sages special info for seniors program & will feature Linda Ballou on the pros & cons of 55+ communities and Philip Lip on reverse mortgages. This program will be offered at the library on Friday, June 24, 2pm. Save the date!

For info on County services for seniors go to LA County Area Agency on Aging to see what services are available: or call 800/510-2020. The elder Abuse hotline is 877/477/3646.

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.

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

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.

Civic Agenda   •   Topanga Events   •  Canyon Sages   •  Faith Gatherings   •  On the Town   •  Announcements

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