October 31, 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. Some scholarships are available. For more information on classes and membership call 310/455-1319.


Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, new day & time, 5:30 - 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Sundays, 10 - 11am.


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.


Tribute to Zev Yaroslavsky at the Theatricum. Sages bring salads to the Community House from 9 - 10:45am. Plan to sit with each other at event.


Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm.


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


NEW JEWELRY MAKING Special Class, Penny Room, 10:30am - 2pm, see Senior Announcements below.

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all.





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


QiGong/Tai Chi with Jackie Safonov resumes, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages. Class fee is $6.


Canyon Sages' Supper Social for Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, free. The program is sponsored by the Canyon Sages and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community, 310/455-1319.

Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Supper Socials by bringing side dishes and/or assisting with clean up. More help with cleanup is especially needed. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

ONE FRIDAY per month

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.


A New Jewelry Making Activity for seniors and others will be offered on Wednesday October 29 and Wednesday, November 19 at the Community House from 10:30 am - 2pm. Bring any leftover jewelry items, beads, etc & stringing supplies to create or share with others. Also bring a pillowcase size piece of white cloth and lunch, if you like. The second session is an extension of the 1st. Contact mharper91@earthlink.net for info & to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome. Water & tea available.

Making Sense of Medicare is the title of a new lecture by Bruce Johnston which will be offered on Wednesday, October 29 in the Topanga Library meeting room at 7pm. Find out what your options are and what you need to do to apply for or change your coverage. Johnston is a licensed broker with plenty of experience and the new enrollment period is ongoing now thru December 7. All are welcome.

Shredding Fundraiser for the Canyon Sages takes place on Saturday, November 1 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 12noon, mobile shredder on site, 310/455-1319, $10 for a file box or grocery bag full, proceeds go to the Canyon Sages Building Fund.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 13 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Bring a lunch if you like. Read or be reading "GERTRUDE BELL Queen of the Desert" by Georgina Howell. There is no charge for this class which meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

Doesn't anybody have a Class B Drivers License and want to make a little extra cash? The Canyon Sages sure 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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