October 25, 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.

Combined Knitting Group & Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free, knitters bring something to work on or contact Karen Dannenbaum for info at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com. For Sewing Circle info contact Lee Kelly at sagestitcher@gmail.com.


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


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 Intermediates/Advanced with Bill Flaxman, 3:45-5:15pm, $6/class, more if not enough people. Email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.


Computer Club with John Coffer, meet in back room, Topanga Library, 1 - 2:30pm, ongoing on Tuesdays, free, jgcoffer@gmail.com. Please note: Computer Club will not meet November 1, 8 & 15.

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


QiGong 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.


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 & the Community Club along with community volunteers. Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Suppers by bringing side dishes, assisting with clean up. Contact Lisa at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.


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.

Sages Volunteers Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 13 in the Library Community Room, 2:30pm.

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.

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

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