November 25, 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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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, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 – 12 noon. Come help create soft toys & 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 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.

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.


Relocated: Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, for details. Check with Lisa before attending any Buff Bones classes during the holiday season.


Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages,

Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, $6/class if 8 are signed up, ongoing, for info email

Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, will meet at a central Topanga location, 4 – 5:30pm, $6, ongoing, email


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


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,

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30 - 8pm, $6, ongoing, 2303 Tuna Canyon Rd, email


Smarter Senior Forum: avoiding scams, preserving memory, tax savings programs, recognizing elder abuse and more, presented by the office of Consumer & Business Affairs, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl & others, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2:30 - 4pm, free, 213/974-0827. Open to all.


Sages Holiday Dinner, turkey with all the trimmings, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4pm, free. This program is sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community, and it is free to all Topanga seniors, 310/455-1319. Able-bodied please park above. Volunteers are much needed and appreciated when they help with the Sage's Suppers by bringing side dishes, serving and/or assisting with clean up. More help with cleanup is especially needed. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at Community Service credit available.


A Memorial for Kenny Douphner will be held at the Community House at 9:30am on Sunday, November 22. All are welcome.

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.

Book Club update: The next Book Club gathering may be relocated. For updated info contact Janice at

NEW Cooking Class will be offered from 10:30am - 2pm on Tuesday, January 19 at a private home. The menu will feature Cleansing Recipes with Chef Hagit Ammer and the fee is $20/pp. Reserve your spot now by emailing Andrea at Space fills up fast.

Hello! If you have a Class B Drivers 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.

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

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