August 29, 2014

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



C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, September 4. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

T.A.S.C.

The Topanga Association for a Scenic Community will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, September 6 at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd from 10am - 12 noon.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Canyon Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, September 10 at 2:30pm.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, September 11 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 7pm on Thursday, September 11 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

2014 ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

Prior cardholders may renew online at www.topangatowncouncil.org. Photo Sessions for new Access Card applicants are by appointment at Topanga Seed & Feed. Call Lindsay at 310/455-3635.

T-CEP HOTLINE

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


Topanga Events



THURS AUG 28

Block Party, build with blocks, new theme each month, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, 310/455-3480, ages 1 - 12yrs, sponsored by FTL.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

FRI AUG 29

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

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:15am, 310/455-3480, offered every Wednesday & Friday.

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

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

Laughter Yoga presented by Hilary Licht of Peace Tree Healing, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7 - 8pm, adults down to 12 yrs, peacetreehealing@gmail.com, donation asked for.

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

SAT AUG 30

Topanga Produce Exchange hosted by the Children's Organic Garden, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9:30 - 10:30am, swap your summer produce or volunteer to help out.

Help Homeless Families in Transition, donate non-perishable food 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, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

TYS International Man of Mystery Dance Party, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7 - 10pm, $10, classy attire, photo booth, tys@topangayouthservices.org for info and to volunteer to help.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

SUN AUG 31

Botanicum Seedlings, development series for playwrights, "Jew Kamp" by Stephanie Swirsky, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, free, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

Lear, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

MON SEP 1

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

THURS SEP 4

Trippet Ranch Ramble, 4hr Sierra Club moderate hike, 6 or 10 miles, 1000' or 2000' gain, meet at Trippet Ranch parking lot, bring 2qts H2O, snacks, lug soles, hat & sunscreen, 8am, parking fee, rain cancels, 818/981-4799.

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

FRI SEP 5

TPA Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film: Shift Change regarding employee owned businesses. $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, RSVP 310/455-9389.

Equivoction opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SAT SEP 6

Keefer Flanner Memorial, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, bring potluck and memories.

SUN SEP 7

Audubon led Bird Walk in Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, 8am, 3 hrs, meet near kiosk in parking lot, bring hat, water, snack, binocs & bird books, 310/455-1401, parking fee.

Family Funday Kid Show, Rhythm Child, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

WED SEP 10

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

SAT SEP 13

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 SEP 14

Family Funday Kid Show, Roger Day, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10:30am, price varies, 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.

FRI AUG 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.

SUN AUG 31

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Also offered Wednesdays, different time.

TUES SEP 2

Weekly Nature Walk, Topanga State Park, 8:30am, leaves at 8:35am sharp, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, newcomers call 310/455-1319 for meeting spot.

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

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, 3:30 - 5pm, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, call 310/455-2230 for location, free.

WED SEP 3

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights.

FRI SEP 5

CANYON SAGES SUPPER SOCIAL RETURNS, free event for all Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm. This 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, bring side dishes and assist with clean up. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at www.topav@hotmail.com.

MON SEP 8

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

SPANISH CLASS RETURNS - Beginner Level with Bill Flaxman, 11am - 12:30pm, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages, williamflaxmanphd@mac.com.

SPANISH CLASS RETURNS - Intermediate Level with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, $36/six week class, ongoing, open to all ages, williamflaxmanphd@mac.com.

WED SEP 10

QIGONG/TAI CHI RETURN with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages. Class fee is $6.

THURS SEP 11

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Blood, Bones & Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320. The October selection will be "The Tiger" by John Vaillant.

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.

Sages are still looking for someone with a Class B Drivers License? The Canyon Sages would like to hire you for their occasional excursions. A van will be provided. Please call 310/455-1319.

Please support the Topanga Community Club as they support us. TCC membership for seniors is only $20/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, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, sundown, 310/455-1597, every Friday.

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

WEDNESDAYS

Prayer, Prophesy and Healing, Topanga Christian Fellowship Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7:30pm.

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 8 - 9pm, 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, Topanga Christian Fellowship Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:30pm, 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 AUG 28

Sunset Concerts at Skirball, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 8pm, free, $10 cash only parking fee, 310/440-4500. DJ set by Chuck Taggart at 7pm.

The Hebrew Hillbilly, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $35, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

FRI AUG 29

Cinderella, musical, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 6:30pm, $15 & $12.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Plays Fridays thru September 12.

Godspell, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times & Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru August 31.

SAT AUG 30

Barnyard Madness with the Three Pigs, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 2pm, $12.50 & $10.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 12:30pm. Same schedule thru September 28.

Turning Thirty, comedy, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29, $22.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3pm. Same schedule thru September 28.

SAT SEP 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, multi-geared ATB-style bike preferred, 4 hrs, 8:45am sharp, 805/558-1606.

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

SAT SEP 13

Paint Out at Malibu Pier sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains, meet at Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, 9:30am, 4 hrs, 310/383-1374.


Announcements



A Meditation Among Mountain Lions quiet tour & 1 hr long meditation session will be conducted at the Nature of Wildworks by Kamakshi Hart, MA, on Friday, September 5 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee is $75. Go to www.natureofwildworks.org.

Register now for Best Friends Animal Society's 5th Annual Strut Your Mutt in LA which will take place on Saturday, Septmber 6, at Will Rogers State Park. Go to www.strutyourmutt.org.

Become a Topanga Canyon Docent. Training classes begin September 13. For info go to www.topangadocents.org. To enroll call 310/455-3143.

Visions Three, the current exhibit on display at the Topanga Canyon Gallery, features works by Linda Bolhuis, Carole Spence & Sharon Tanner and will continue thru September 14. Call 310/459-1206 for more info.

The next TCC Square Dance is scheduled for Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm. This Community House benefit will not be a dinner, but a tasty dessert bake sale & cash bar with Sangria, wine, beer & water. Tickets are $10 & $5.

The Woody Guthrie Show offered annually by the Theatricum Botanicum will take place on Sunday, September 20, at 1pm. Admission is $25. Go to www.theatricum.com.

The Theatricum Botanicum is seeking playwright submissions between September 1 & December 1, 2014 for for their 2015 Botanicum Seedlings presentations. Call 310/455-2322.

A Russian literature discussion group is forming headed by the library's new manager, Oleg Kagan. If you'd like to join email OKagan@library.lacounty.gov.

The deadline for the Messenger's 455 Topanga business directory is November 1. Submit your business, service, art, craft or organization listing now.

For info on City Hearts Fresh Focus 2014, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, go to https://freshfocus2014.evenbrite.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.

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.

The next Dateline deadline is Monday, September 1 by noon and will cover events from September 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.