January 23, 2017

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 www.canyonsages.com.

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.


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.

Combined Knitting Group & Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am-12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free. Bring something to work on. Knitters contact karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com. For Sewing Circle email sagestitcher@gmail.com.

Singing Salon will meet in a private home, 7pm, gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com for details.


Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 9:30-11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com.

SAGES HOLIDAY DINNER, turkey with all the trimmings, entertainment, free for all Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, festivities begin at 4pm,sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community. Please reserve your place, karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com. Call 310/738-0100 if you can bring a pie.


Cancelled or relocated: Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30-10:30am, $6, ongoing. Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com. Back next week.

Cancelled or relocated: Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am-12:30pm, $6/class, for information email williamflaxmanphd@mac.com. Back next week.

Cancelled: Beading Class with Joan Hoch, topanga90290@live.com. Last class next week.


Computer Club with John Coffer, 1-2:30pm, ongoing, free. Email John at jgcoffer@gmail.com for today's location.

Meditation, 3:30-5pm, various private homes, often led by Ron Sharrin on SKYPE, sign up at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com.


Cancelled today only - QiGong with Jackie Safonov. Back next week, 9:30-10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com.


Book Club Holiday Potluck, Library Community Room, 12noon-1:30pm. Bring any holiday type book, story, etc to share. The January 12 selection will be "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.



The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.


Sages Cooking Class, Mediterranean themed meal with chef/author Susy Sulami in a private home, $20, Palellaa@aol.comfor possible cancellations on this filled class.


Combined Knitting Group & Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am-12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free. Bring something to work on. This is the last knitting class until Jan 13. Knitters contact karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com. For Sewing Circle email sagestitcher@gmail.com.


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.

Spanish for Intermediates/Advanced is taught by Bill Flaxman. Email him at

A new Cooking Club will start shortly. Folks who are interested in developing the format please email Andrea at williamflaxmanphd@mac.comPalellaa@aol.com.

Uber for seniors may be contacted by dialing 800/522-1516 to set up a service agreement, then call that number when you need a ride. The company (24HrHomeCare) calls Uber & lets you know the driver's name & arrival time. After the ride the client is billed, credit or debit card, the normal

Uber fee + $5 for setting up & billing the ride.

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

The new Calabasas Senior Center is open. They have many activities of interest to Sages.For info on activities and fees go to www.calabasasseniorcenter.com or 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.
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