April 19, 2014

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. More information on classes and membership is available at 310/455-1319.


Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "A Time of Gifts" by Patrick Leigh Fermor. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The May 8 selection will be "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.


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.

Move Wise with Joelle, 10:30 - 11:30am, based on the Feldenkrais movement to heal body & mind, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all ages, bring a mat.

NEW! Tango:Dance & Appreciation with Bernard Selling. For dancers, beginners, advanced & listeners, $8, 7 - 8:30pm, Sages sponsored but open to all, instrumentalists welcome, RSVP bsell1@earthlink.net. No class April 18.


NEW! Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights.


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

NEW! Spanish Class - Beginner Level with Bill Flaxman, 11am - 12:30pm, newly designed handouts, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages.

NEW! Spanish Class - Intermediate Level with Bill Flaxman, 1:30 - 3pm, newly designed handouts, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages.

NEW! Arts & Crafts Club hosted by Judy & Marjory, Sages sponsored but open to all, free. Bring that project you've been wanting to work on - scrapbook, crochet, knitting, whatever - and the materials you need, and come to the Community House, Penny Room, 1 - 3pm. Bring a cup and we'll provide tea.


Weekly Nature Walk, sometimes with docent Lynne Haigh, Topanga State Park, 8:30am, leaves at 8:35am sharp, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, newcomers call 310/455-1319 for meeting spot.

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

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, 3:30 - 5pm, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, call 310/455-2230 for location. The Friday classes have been discontinued.


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


Poetry Panel, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, open to all.


The Singing Salon meets monthly on Fridays from 7 - 9pm in private homes. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319.

SPECIAL EVENT:Theatricum Botanicum School Days for Sages on Friday, May 9. Special rate is $18 and includes morning workshops, potluck lunch & afternoon play, "King Lear." Sages will bring their own dish to share for the potluck. Call 310/455-1319 now to reserve your space.

Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Supper Socials, bring side dishes and assist with clean up. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at www.topav@hotmail.com.

Have a Class B Drivers License? The Canyon Sages would like to hire you for their occasional excursions. A van will be provided. Please call 310/455-1319.

Please support the Topanga Community Club as they support us. TCC membership for seniors is only $20/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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