March 31, 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


NEW Thai Cooking Class with Chef Miss V 11am - 3pm, $20. Class is full. Email for possible cancellations.


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.


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


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

Beginner Level Spanish with Bill Flaxman, 11am - 12:30pm, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages,


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

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, for location, free.


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

Story Development with Philip Daughtry, 1:30 - 3pm, focus on fiction, to sign up or call 310/455-1319, $6, ends on April 8.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Next Wednesday's class will be relocated. This class is also offered on Sundays, 10am. Check for cancellations,


Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Lowlands" by Jhumpa Lahiri. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.


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 Villaseñor at Community Service credit available.


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 Special Outing to King Gillete Ranch for Hike & Picnic will take place on Thursday, April 16 beginning at 10:30am. For info /sign up go to For carpool contact Michele at

A Spring Garden Workshop will be offered at 1pm on Thursday, April 23 by Sara Priest, $6/pp. For info email

A Semi-Private Intermediate Spanish class at a negotiated price will be offered by Bill Flaxman. E-mail

Beach Lovers! The LA County Dept of Beaches & Harbors no longer gives seniors a free weekday parking pass. It's now $25. To order a pass send a copy of your drivers license and vehicle registration along with a check to LA Co Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

Is there somebody out there who would like to get a Class B Drivers License so we could 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.

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

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