July 23, 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.


Book Club, NEW summer location, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Duel" by Anton Chekov. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The August 11 selection will be "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.


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. No Track Walk next week.

Knitting Group is on hiatus until the fall.


Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 9:30 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com. This class will be cancelled or relocated next week only.


Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing. Sages sponsored, but open to all ages. This class is cancelled or relocated for July 24. Contact Jackie at topangataichi@gmail.com.

Spanish for Continuing Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11 - 12:30pm, fee based on class size, for more info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. Last class of this series.

Intermediate - Advanced Spanish for continuing students meets from 3:45 - 5:15pm at Bill Flaxman's home, fee based on class size, email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.


Computer Club with John Coffer, Topanga Library, 1 - 2:30pm, check with John at jgcoffer@gmail.com, ongoing on Tuesdays, free. There will be no meeting the next 2 weeks. Back on August 9.

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.


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.

There will be no Sages Volunteers' Meeting in July. Next meeting will be on August 10.

Sages Supper Socials are on hiatus for the summer and will be back the first Friday of September.

The new Calabasas Senior Center is now open. For information on activities and fees go to www.calabasasseniorcenter.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.

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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