July 28, 2016

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, August 1. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, August 4. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Email Coleman Garside, cert90290@gmail.com, for further information.

CANYON SAGES VOLUNTEERS MEETING

The Canyon Sages Volunteers will meet in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30pm.

2016 ACCESS CARDS

New applicants apply in person at Seed & Feed by calling Lindsay at 310/455-3635. Renewals can apply online at http://shop.topangatowncouncil.org/.



T-CEP HOTLINE

For updated information during a disaster contact the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP) at 310/455-3000 or on the web at www.t-cep.org.


Topanga Events



THURS JUL 28

Spanish Conversation Thursdays, practice with other intermediate & advanced speakers, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, adults, 5pm, 310/455-3480.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

FRI JUL 29

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

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120 S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.



Off the Grid Comedy Improv, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, $10, www.theatricum.com.

SAT JUL 30

Help disadvantaged families and vets. Bring new or like new household items, books & stuffed toys to Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (near Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am, Saturdays except for high heat, rain or holidays. Please, no clothing. Don't leave items unless a volunteer is there to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

"Tom," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

"Titus Andronicus" opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SUN JUL 31

Family Funday Kid Concerts, Barney Saltzberg & Emily Arrow, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $10, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

"Imaginary Invalid," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

"Titus Andronicus," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

MON AUG 1

Topanga Ukesters, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12noon - 1:15pm, melaniekareemdance@gmail.com, meets most Mondays.

WED AUG 3

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, playtime follows, ages 0 - 3yrs, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

THURS AUG 4

Miss Alice Dance Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 6 - 8 from 2 - 2:50pm, ages 3-5 from 3 - 3:50pm, dancewithmissalice.com.

FRI AUG 5

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 AUG 6

Get Involved Maintenance Day, Community House, 1440 Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 12 noon, meet at toolshed for coffee & donuts, oshkosh1954@gmail.com.

Family Fundays, Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

"Romeo & Juliet," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

"Tom," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.comfor info & future showings.

455 Live Concert, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, begins 8pm, local bands, info at www.live455.club or email Tony@Live455.Club.

SUN AUG 7

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

Family Funday Kid Concerts, The Hollow Trees, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $10, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

TUES AUG 9

NAMI Support Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 7:30. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

WED AUG 10

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Mixer, Inn of the 7th Ray, 128 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 8am, 310/455-0790.

SUN AUG 14

Family Funday Kid Concerts, Hullabaloo, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $10, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.


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.

FRI JUL 29

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.

SUN JUL 31

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 9:30 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON AUG 1

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.

TUES AUG 2

Computer Club cancelled today, back next Tuesday with John Coffer, Topanga Library, 1 - 2:30pm, jgcoffer@gmail.com, ongoing on Tuesdays, free.

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

WED AUG 3

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

THURS AUG 11

Book Club meets at the library thru September, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 is August 10. See Civic Agenda.

Sages Supper Socials are on hiatus for the summer. They will resume on the first Friday of the month in September.

The Sages Sewing Circle is on hiatus until October.

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.


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, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30 am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

TUESDAYS

Bible Study, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7pm. Call 310/455-1048 to confirm time.

WEDNESDAYS

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

NOTE: Info on where to find Special Religious Events/Holiday programs will be listed in the Announcements section of the Dateline when applicable.

/ On-going 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, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step-Study meeting, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 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, Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30 - 8:30 am, www.socalda.org, every Tuesday.

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 JUL 28

Live Band Karaoke, Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, 8:30 - 11:30pm, every Thursday,

818/222-6062.

FRI JUL 29

Cancelled Checks and Balances, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $10 includes post-show reception, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

"Peter & the Starcatcher," 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 August 28.

SAT JUL 30

National Dance Day Celebration - Free Dance Extravaganza, Grand Park, 200 N Grand Avenue, LA, 10am - 2pm, musiccenter.org/ndd.

"Snowhite," family fare, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru September 25.

"Cock Tales: Shame on Me!" Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $40 includes post-show champagne, mature audiences only, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2.

SAT AUG 6

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, Calabasas, 10am - 3pm.


Announcements



Music and Life Camp is the title of Peter Alsop's summer camp on the Klamath River. The camp is for families to play music, sing & more. Call 310/455-2318 for more info.

PDSMM 11th Annual Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 27 at 21801 Saddle Peak Rd. Among the noted guests will be Ted Lieu, Dr. Paul Y Song & Leah Herzberg. Door opens at 3:30pm and admission is $45, or pay $35 ahead by an RSVP to 310/291-1300.

The next Topanga Symphony concert will take place on Sunday, August 28 at the Community House, 7:30pm. Save the date.

Artists interested in showing their work at the Topanga Canyon Gallery may apply by visiting the membership section at TopangaCanyonGallery.com. Jury selection will take place on September 13.

Year-round Beach Bus Service hotline is 888/769-1122 or www.ladpw.org/PDD/beach_bus/.

The G2 Green Earth Film Festival 2016 will take place August 5 - 7 in Venice. More info is available at G2FilmFestival.com.

Colleen Carroll is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the canyon who offers Yoga Therapy for fitness as well as recovery and prevention. Colleen specializes in working with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, Stroke and Alzheimer's. For more info call her at 310-702-0214 or e-mail her at Colleen@SoundYogaStudio.com.

The Benjamin Center Cancer Support Community in West LA offers support groups, mind/body classes, a variety of workshops, social activities, counseling & more. Go to www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.

Dog, Cat, Horse & Bird Caregiver Deborah Arthur is available to tend to your best friends when you have to leave them home. Deb loves all animals and is also skilled in caring for parrots and other birds. Call her at 310/455-2436. Excellent references.

Urban Wilderness First Aid Classes are available in Topanga. Go to urbanwildernesssurvival.com.

The California Turtle & Tortoise Club meets at 7:30pm every 3rd Friday of the month at the Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup, Woodland Hills. Check it out at www.tortoise.org.

For Safe Drug Disposal use the drop box at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura.

Operation Blankets of Love needs bedding for animals. Contact Sue Pencall at Jbasgrandma@aol.com.

Californians with disabilities can get free phones with helpful features. Call 855/546-7800.

Seniors 62+ are no longer allowed free daytime parking at the beaches on Monday - Friday. Instead they will receive a special pass by paying a $25 fee. Send a copy of your driver's license and auto registration along with a check for $25 to Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Your pass will arrive, along with a list of participating lots, in about 2 weeks.

Park fire closure information is available at 805/488-1847. Call if you are planning a visit to any park on a hot, windy day.

RCD Biologists can help you keep your garden green. Call 818/597-8627 to schedule a home visit.

Training on show horses and show ponies is the expertise of Topangan Jill Waldron who offers beginning riding and cart driving lessons in the canyon for children and adults. She also teaches proper care, grooming, feeding and cleaning as well as how to tack up, take care of tack and how to buy equipment. Call Jill at 310/455-1185 for details.

Used Motor Oil can be recycled at the Malibu County Maintenance Yard, 23533 Civic Center Way, Malibu, Monday thru Friday from 7am - 4pm. It is illegal to throw it in your trash.

If you need an E-Waste place near to Topanga, the Goodwill Donation Center in Pacific Palisades is open daily from 8:30am - 5pm at 532 Palisades Drive in Palisades Highland Plaza located in Pacific Palisades off of Sunset Blvd across from the Self Realization Center. Call Beverly at 310/573-4024 with any questions.

The Topanga Survival Guide is currently accessible from the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (t-cep), at www.t-cep.org.

/ dateline deadline /

The next Dateline deadline is Monday, August 1 by noon and will cover events from August 11 - 28.

Editor's note: If you have an item for consideration in the Dateline, please submit it by the deadline shown above. It is Messenger policy to list items of public interest which are free or which benefit a non-profit organization. Humanitarian benefits will also be considered. Private business events are listed on a one time basis if they are "one of a kind," low in cost, and space allows. Some ongoing events of high interest to the community will be listed continually at the discretion of the editor. To be certain that your event receives coverage in the paper you are advised to take out an ad.


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


Editor's note: If you have an item for consideration in the Dateline, please submit it by the deadline shown above. It is Messenger policy to list items of public interest which are free or which benefit a non-profit organization. Humanitarian benefits will also be considered. Private business events are listed on a one time basis if they are "one of a kind," low in cost, and space allows. Some ongoing events of high interest to the community will be listed continually at the discretion of the editor. To be certain that your event receives coverage in the paper you are advised to take out an ad.