August 2, 2015

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

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.


Free Tickets to a Hollywood Bowl concert featuring the LA Philharmonic Orchestra have been offered to Topanga's seniors by Sheila Kuehl's office for Tuesday, August 4. Seniors will leave on a chartered bus from behind the Topanga Creek Market in the Old Center at 5:30pm. The limit is 2 tickets/pp & the ride cost is $15/pp. RSVP pronto to Michele Johnson at or call her at 310/455-1319. This is first come, first serve!


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.

Adult Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, ongoing on Fridays, free, bring something to work on. Contact Karen Dannenbaum at for info.


Cancelled or relocated today: Pilates for Buff Bones. Back next Sunday. Email


On Hiatus -Tai Chi, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov,

Cancelled or rescheduled: Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, email

Cancelled or rescheduled: Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, email


On Hiatus - Computer Club, will return in the fall. Leader John Coffer has offered to make himself available during the summer for consultation by appointment,


On Hiatus - QiGong, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov,

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, Class is cancelled or relocated next week.

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, free, ongoing on Wednesdays, for location, 3:30pm, free.

Cancelled or Relocated - Pilates for Buff Bones, 6:30pm, email for location.


Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Duel with the Devil" by Paul Collins. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The September 10 selection will be "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. For more info contact Janice at


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.

New classes to be offered in the fall will include Watercolor and Cooking.

If you have a Class B Drivers 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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