February 10, 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 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.

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, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm, different location. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for info and possible change of location.


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

Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, $6/class, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, 4pm, starts at $6/class, more if not enough people. For info & meeting place email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.


SPECIAL TRIP: Mission San Fernando, 1.5 - 2 hr tour, call 310/455-1319 or email gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com for reservations & car pool info. We will meet up in the mission parking lot at 10:30am, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, $4/pp, bring extra $ for lunch afterwards.

NO Computer Club with John Coffer today, back next week.


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

NEW Watercolor Class: Sign up for Rea Nagel's new 6-week Watercolor Class which begins on Wednesday, February 3 at the Community House from 11am - 2pm. The cost is $150 plus supplies. For info & reservations email Rea at reanagel@mac.com or call 818/908-5919.

Chair Yoga is on hiatus until spring.

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30 - 8pm, $6, ongoing, 2303 Tuna Canyon Rd, email lisablevinson@gmail.com.


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 decorate ahead of the Sage's Supper Socials (email tcc.dayna@yahoo.com) or bring side dishes &/or assist with clean up (email Lisa Villasenor, topav@hotmail.com). Community Service credit is available.


NEW: Sages Support Group begins: Sign up for Dr. Karen Moran's Sage Support Group for Seniors: Navigating the Master Years. The support group is 6 sessions for $90 and will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 11am - 12:30pm in Karen's home beginning February 9. Group size is limited. Call now for information & reservations: 310/455-0214.

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


Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Hedy's Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Richard Rhodes. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.


Singing Salon meets once a month on Fridays from 6:30pm in a private home. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319

SAGES ANNUAL PAPER SHREDDING EVENT is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 12 noon, so gather up those annoying old documents and bring them up to the Community House on that date.

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

Is there a retired tank driver in the crowd? Got your attention, huh! If you have a class B 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.

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