July 31, 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



CERT TRAINING BEGINS

The 1st of 4 free CERT Training classes begins at Oasis Church on Saturday, August 1. To register contact Donna Falcon at 310/455-2270 or d.digs@verizon.net.

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 3. 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 6. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Donna Falcon at 310/455-2270 for further information.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, August 12 at a new time, 1:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet again at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, August 20 at 7pm, 1 week later than usual. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

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 or on the web at www.t-cep.org.


Topanga Events



THURS JUL 30

Parker Mesa Overlook, 6 mile, 1300'gain, 4 hr Sierra Club hike, 7:30am, meet Waveview/Colina/Entrada intersection, bring lots of water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, etc, rain cancels, 818/981-4799.

Topanga Film Festival begins, topangafilmfestival.com for info.

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

FRI JUL 31

Cancelled - Certified Farmers' Market. Back next Friday at the Community House.

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

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.

Topanga Film Festival continues, topangafilmfestival.com for info.

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, 7:30pm, more info: www.theatricum.com.

SAT AUG 1

More Topanga Film Festival, topangafilmfestival.com for info.

Sounds of the Sacred Earth, concert featuring koto aficionado Yoko Awaya with Yuki Hamamichi on flute, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1pm, all ages, 310/455-3480.

"As You Like It," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

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

SUN AUG 2

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

Topanga Film Festival - last day, topangafilmfestival.com for info.

Family Funday Kid Show, Heidi Swedberg, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

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

"Green Grow the Lilacs," Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

MON AUG 3

Rescheduled - TCC Kids Club

Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along with Malanie Kareem, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 1pm, all ages, bring uke if you have one, 310/455-3480.

WED AUG 5

Music & Motion for Babies & Toddlers with Linnea Richards, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, ages 0 - 3yrs, 310/455-3480, sponsored by FTL.

FRI AUG 7

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

Theatricum Walton's Weekend begins, shuttle to Mountain Mermaid for gala Waltons' themed dinner, silent auction, guest appearances & more, 6pm, $300, www.theatricum.com.

TPA Documentary Night, "Trace Amounts," 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 8

Theatricum Walton's Weekend continues, Theatricum tour, shared stories, shopping & clips from Walton episodes, 1st annual Will Geer Humanitarian award presentation to Earl Hamner, & more, 11am - 3pm, $60, www.theatricum.com.

Russian Literature Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, interested adults welcome, pick-up this months reads at the library, 310/455-3480.

SUN AUG 9

Theatricum Walton's Weekend - last day, Warner Brothers Ranch in Burbank, SOLD OUT.

WED AUG 12

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

SAT AUG 15

Family Fun Day, Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, $9, under 2 yrs free, www.theatricum.com.

Artists' Reception for Animalia, exhibit of pastels by Robin Feeley & artographs by Fae Horowitz, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4 - 7pm, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours.

Amanda Blue Band, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8 - 11pm, www.amandablueband.eventbrite.com.

SUN AUG 16

Family Fun Day, Tom Freund, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, $9, under 2 yrs free, 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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENT

Free Tickets to a Hollywood Bowl concert featuring the LA Philharmonic Orchestra have been offered to Topanga's seniors by Sheila Kuehl's office for Tuesday, August 4. Seniors will leave on a chartered bus from behind the Topanga Creek Market in the Old Center at 5:30pm. The limit is 2 tickets/pp & the ride cost is $15/pp. RSVP pronto to Michele Johnson at gmsjohnson2002@yahoo.com or call her at 310/455-1319. This is first come, first serve!

FRI JUL 31

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. Contact Karen Dannenbaum at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com for info.

SUN AUG 2

Cancelled or relocated today: Pilates for Buff Bones. Back next Sunday. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON AUG 3

On Hiatus -Tai Chi, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Cancelled or rescheduled: Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Cancelled or rescheduled: Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

TUES AUG 4

On Hiatus - Computer Club, will return in the fall. Leader John Coffer has offered to make himself available during the summer for consultation by appointment, jgcoffer@gmail.com.

WED AUG 5

On Hiatus - QiGong, will return in the fall, email Jackie Safanov, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, lola4babalon@yahoo.com. Class is cancelled or relocated next week.

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

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

THURS AUG 13

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Duel with the Devil" by Paul Collins. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The September 10 selection will be "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

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.

New classes to be offered in the fall will include Watercolor and Cooking.

If you have a Class B Drivers License the Canyon Sages would 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.

/ 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, 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 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 JUL 30

Evening Campfire, Temescal Gateway Park nature program, campfire & marshmallows, meet at stone amphitheater, XSunset via Temescal, 7pm, MRCA, 310/858-7272 X131.

SAT AUG 1

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. Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, 9:30 - 11am.

E-Waste Round-up, Albertsons parking lot, 26521 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, 10am - 3pm.

"Dorothy's Adventures in Oz," family fare, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru Sept 27.

Saturday Night Campfire Program featuring The Reptile Family & marshmallows, meet at amphitheater, Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, 7pm, possible parking fee.

"Almost Perfect," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $ 29.50 & $22.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru Sep 27.

SUN AUG 2

Full Moon Festival in Malibu, The Well-Being Center of Malibu, 7052 Dume Drive, Malibu, 6 - 9, donation suggested, RSVP for reservations, 805/407-8214 or 310/617-2933.

FRI AUG 7

"Little Shop of Horrors," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, 8pm thru August 30.

SAT AUG 8

Paint-Out at Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd off of Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, 9am demo, fees, allied-artists.com.

Wilderness Survival Basics, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am, MRCA/NPS program, 805/370-2301.

SUN AUG 9

Dry Doesn't Have to Mean Desolate, tips from a local native-plant gardener, meet inside Visitor Center, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am, MRCA/NPS program, 805/370-2301.

SAT AUG 15

E-Waste Round-up, Vons parking lot, 23381 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, 10am - 3pm.

SUN AUG 16

Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Larry Bagby country pop/rock 'n roll & Out west country rock, Peter Strauss Ranch, meet in amphitheater, 5 - 7:30pm, free, 805/370-2301.


Announcements



The Community House Playground will re-open on Wednesday, August 5.

Theatricum Botanicum discounts are available to Topanga residents for "As You Like It." When buying tickets online enter code 90290A1 when prompted or bring proof of residence to ticket booth and pay just $15 apiece.

10% Discounts for Topanga residents are available at both the Inn of the Seventh Ray & Canyon Bistro.

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.

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.

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 3 by noon and will cover events from August 13 - 30.

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.