April 26, 2015

Dateline - By Lee Kelly


The most comprehensive, widely-read, and up-to-date listing of scheduled events in and around the Canyon


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


Civic Agenda



HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING

The Topanga Historical Society will hold their monthly board meeting at their office location, upstairs at Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, on Monday, May 4. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, May 7. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

2015 ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

Renew or apply online at TopangaTownCouncil.org.

T-CEP HOTLINE

For updated information during a disaster contact the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP) at 310/455-3000.


Topanga Events



FRI APR 24

Certified Farmers' Market, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm, topangafarmersmarket@gmail.com, open every Friday.

Adult Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, free.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.

Square Dance, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30 - 10pm, $10 & $5, topangacommunityclub.com.

SAT APR 25

Please help disadvantaged families and veterans, bring items to the Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (opposite Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am. Bin is open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays. Please do not leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Artists' Reception for Stacy Haviland & Richard Barnett exhibition entitled "Burnt Offerings," Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6 - 9pm, exhibit from April 22 - May 17, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours.

SUN APR 26

Lower Topanga Creek Restoration, plant, water & weed creek-side vegetation, 3.5 hour MRT/CNPS/TP program, bring water, snack, wear sturdy shoes, 8:30am, reservations necessary, 818/591-1701, x203, community service credit.

Topanga State Park, 1 hr moderate family nature walk with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

MON APR 27

TCC Kids Club, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30am - 12:30pm, games, crafts, surprises.

TUES APR 28

Love Bug & Me, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 am & 11am.

Astronomy: Biggest & Farthest presented by Richard Wade, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

NAMI Support Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 7:30. Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

WED APR 29

Full Service Marketing Workshop for Small Business presented by the Topanga Chamber of Commerce, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 8pm, limited seating, 310/455-3480.

FRI MAY 1

TPA Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, for info email DebbieinLA@outlook.com.

SAT MAY 2

Topanga Blues Festival featuring Deb Ryder, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, www.socalblues.com.

SUN MAY 3

Audubon Bird Walk, Topanga State Park, bring binocs, hat, water, snack, etc., 2.5hrs, 8am, 310/455-1401.

Topanga State Park, 2 hr journey of discovery with a docent, learn about Chumash & Tongva cultures, wildlife & wildflowers, moderate hike, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Volunteer Garden Day at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 3pm, please RSVP: 310/455-0419.

THURS MAY 7

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, www.topangacubscouts.org.

SUN MAY 10

Topanga State Park, 1 mile Mother's Day hike with a naturalist, fun activities for mom & family, Topanga Cyn Docents.

MOMentum Place featuring Topanga's Lexi Pearl, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, $30, $15 & $10. Optional brunch prior to show from 12 noon - 1:30pm, $30. More info at www.theatricum.com.


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..

THURS APR 23

NEW WORKSHOP: Spring Gardening Workshop with Sarah Priest, 1 - 3pm, $6, for info email sarah@sarahpriest.com.

FRI APR 24

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.

SUN APR 26

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm, various locations, email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON APR 27

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, $6/class for 8 or more sign-ups, upward sliding scale for fewer, six weeks, all ages, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. Last class May 18.

Intermediate Level Spanish with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, $6/class for 8 or more sign-ups, upward sliding scale for fewer, six weeks, all ages, williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. Last class May 18.

TUES APR 28

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

WED APR 29

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

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

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

Pilates for Buff Bones, 6:30pm, email lisablevinson@gmail.com for location.

FRI MAY 1

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 assisting with clean up. More help with cleanup is especially needed. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at topav@hotmail.com if you can help or you would like to bring a dish. Community Service credit is available.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 14 in the Penny Room from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Bring a lunch if you like & read or be reading "Rabbit Run" by John Updike. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The June 11 selection will be "The Red & the Black" by Stendhal. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

We-re still looking for you if you have a Class B Drivers License! We'd 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.


Faith Gatherings



FRIDAYS

Chabad Services with Shabbat Dinner, call for information, 310/455-1597.

SATURDAYS

Shabbat Services with Kiddush Lunch & Torah Discussion, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10am, 310/455-1597, every Saturday.

SUNDAYS

Worship Service, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30 am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

WEDNESDAYS

Bible Study, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7 - 8pm.

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7 - 8pm, 310/455-1597, every Wednesday.

/ ongoing meetings /

Al-Anon meeting, Inn of the Seventh Ray, 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 12 noon, every Tuesday.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8 pm, every Tuesday. Does not meet on election days.

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Big Book Study, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step-Study meeting, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30 - 8:30pm, every Friday.

Cocaine Anonymous, Corbin Bowl, 19616 Ventura Blvd at Corbin, upstairs, 7 - 8 pm, Tuesdays, or join the AA meeting at the CH.

Debtors Anonymous BDA meeting, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30 - 8:30 am., www.socalda.org, every Tuesday.

Under-earners Anonymous UA meeting, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 7:30 - 8:30am, every Monday.

Narcotics Anonymous, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:30 pm, every Monday. Does not meet on Memorial Day.

Overeaters Anonymous, Woodland Hills United Methodist Church, 5650 Shoup Avenue, Woodland Hills, 7:30 - 8:45 pm, every Monday.


On the Town



THURS APR 23

Pepperdine Orchestra Masterworks

Concert, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $10, 310/506-4522 price.

FRI APR 24

Spring Book Sale, Woodland Hills Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 10am - 4pm, 818/226-0017. Continues on Saturday, 10am - 2pm.

SAT APR 25

Topanga Vintage Market - Special 1-time Saturday only, Pierce College, Victory & Mason, Woodland Hills, 8am - 3pm, $2, under 12 yrs free, vintage, antiques, collectibles, artworks, normally every 4th Sunday of the month, info@topangavintagemarket.com. New artists & new vintage vendors are welcome, call 310/422-1844.

The Okee Dokee Brothers, family folk music, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 11am, $12 - $15, 310/506-4522.

"Dorothy's Adventures in Oz," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru June 28.

Almost Perfect, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29.50. Also plays Sunday at 3:30pm. Same schedule thru June 28.

SUN APR 26

Film -The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 2pm, $8 & $5, 877SCC-4TIX.

THURS APR 30

French Singer/Songwriter Karen Ann, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 8pm, $35 & $25, 877SCC-4TIX.

FRI MAY 1

"The World goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times. Same schedule thru May 24.

SAT MAY 2

Introduction to Mountain Biking Skills, Malibu Creek State Park, open to anyone 10 years or older, kids must be accompanied by legal guardian, helmets mandatory, multigeared ATB-style bike preferred, 4 hrs, 8:45am sharp, 805/558-1606.

E-WASTE Round-up, Albertsons parking lot, 26521 Agoura Rd at Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, 10am - 3pm, www.cityofcalabasas.com/ewaste.html.

County Smart Gardening Workshop, Virginia Park Patio Room, 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, 9 - 10:30am.

The Laf Supper, Main Stage, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm cocktail reception, 8pm show, $30, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays next Saturday.

FRI MAY 8

Christian Moraga Quartet, Salsa/Latin-Jazz Works, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Blvd at 11th Street, 7 & 9pm, $10, www.smc.edu/eventsinfo.

SUN MAY 10

Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring The Handymen & The Chance Band, Peter Strauss Ranch, 4 - 6:30pm, free, 805/370-2301.


Announcements




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


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