April 29, 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.

THURS APR 21

Sages Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 - 12noon. Come help create soft toys & other items for underprivileged families in conjunction with the Topanga Women's Circle. We meet every 3rd Thursday. If you can sew, knit, crochet or embroider this is for you. Projects may be made at home, at the sewing circle or both, sagestitcher@gmail.com for details.

FRI APR 22

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.

SUN APR 24

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com for possible relocation.

MON APR 25

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 Advanced Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, fee, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. Not available some Mondays.

TUES APR 26

NEW: Wildflower Walk for Sages led by docent Doug Allan, Musch Trail, Trippet Ranch, 10am, meet at info kiosk, Park entrance at top of Entrada, $10 parking or street park, no dogs please.

Navigating the Master Years, support group for seniors with Karen Moran, 11am - 12:30pm at Karen's home, fee. Call 310/455-0214 for info & reservations:

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

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

WED APR 27

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

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, lola4babalon@yahoo.com.

THURS APR 28

Sages School Day at the Theatricum Botanicum, sold out, call Michele at 310/455-1319 for possible cancellations.

FRI MAY 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 & the Community Club along with community volunteers. 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. Contact Lisa at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Beginning Level Sages Spanish class will begin on Monday, May 9 at the Community House from 1 - 2:30pm. Contact Bill Flaxman, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net, for details.

Continuing Intermediate - Advanced Spanish Class will also begin on Monday, May 9 at Bill Flaxman's home, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 12 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Stranger & "A Life Worth Living," both by Albert Camus & "The Quest for Meaning" by Robert Zaretsky. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

A NEW Cooking Class with Sue Salumi will be offered on June 6. For details email Andrea at palellaa@aol.com.

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.

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.

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

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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