May 31, 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











PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND SMMLCP & MORE

A Public Hearing regarding Project RPPL2016000547 will be held at the LA Co Dept of Regional Planning, 320 W Temple Street, Rm 150, on Wednesday, May 25 at 9am. Draft versions can be found at http://planning.lacounty.gov/case. For info phone 213/974-0307 or email masaraf@planning.lacounty.gov.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB BOARD

The Topanga Community Club Board will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, May 26. Observers are welcome at 7pm, closed session follows at 8pm.

TOPANGA DAYS COUNTRY FAIR

Topanga Days will be open every day of the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 28, 29 & 30 from 10am - 7pm, offering music, food, crafts, family fun & more. For details go to topangadays.com.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

The parade forms up at 7am, on Monday, May 30 at Pine Tree Circle. Judging commences at 7:45am & road closure/parade launch are at 8:30. For info contact Scott at 310/456-1477.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, June 2. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Email Coleman Garside, cert90290@gmail.com,for further information.

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 MAY 19

Miss Alice Dance Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, ages 6 - 8 from 2 - 2:50pm, ages 3-5 from 3 - 3:45pm, dancewithmissalice.com.

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

Boy Scouts Webelo Den, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6:30 - 7:30pm, greg@barleyforge.com.

FRI MAY 20

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

Knitting Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, free, karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com for questions on what to bring.

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

SAT MAY 21

Lower Topanga Park Restoration, bring hat, water, snack & wear sturdy shoes, 818/591-1701,x203, 9am, community service credit, 818/591-1701,x203 for details.

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.

Living, Traveling & Eating Your Way Through Vietnam, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, 310/455-3480. Sponsored by FTL.

SUN MAY 22

Topanga State Park, 2hr moderate family nature walk with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot bulletin board, 10am. Offered every Sunday thru June 30. Topanga State Park Visitor Center, Trippet Ranch, open 10am - 3pm.

Dave's 70th Birthday Memorial Gathering in memory of Dave Lichten, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3 - 6pm, bring a dish to share & musical instrument if you play.

MON MAY 23

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

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

TUES MAY 24

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

WED MAY 25

Parent/Child Workshop, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, family program, 10:30 - 11:30am, 310/455-3480.

Social Media Seminar: Building a Following on Facebook, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480.

Chamber Evening Mixer, Pet Resort Owner's home, 1776 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 6 - 8pm, 310/455-WOOF.

THURS MAY 26

Topanga State Park Hike, Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail, Eagle Rock Loop Sierra Club hike, moderately paced, 7 miles, 1200' gain, bring 2qts H2O, lunch, lugsholes, hat, etc. 8am, parking fee, 818/981-4799.

FRI MAY 27

Memorial in honor of Karin Woodward, Self Realization Lake Shrine Temple, 17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, 11am, all are welcome.

WED JUN 1

Topanga Authors Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480, local writers.

THURS JUN 2

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, 310/455-1980.

FRI JUN 3

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 JUN 4

"Romeo & Juliet" opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for into & future showings.

SUN JUN 5

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

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings


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.

THURS MAY 19

Sages Sewing Circle, NEW location, private home, 10 - 12noon. Come join us, create soft toys or other items for underprivileged families in conjunction with the Topanga Women's Circle. We meet every 3rd Thursday. If you can sew, knit, crochet or embroider this is for you. Projects may be made at home, at the sewing circle or both, sagestitcher@gmail.com for meeting place & details.

FRI MAY 20

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, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 12 noon, adults only, all levels welcome, ongoing on Fridays, free, bring something to work on or contact Karen Dannenbaum for info at karen.dannenbaum@gmail.

SUN MAY 22

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6 Sages only, ongoing, bring mat & weights, lisablevinson@gmail.com for possible relocation.

MON MAY 23

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com. No class May 30.

Spanish for Advanced Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, fee, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. No class May 30.

NEW: Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, fee based on class size, for more info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. No class May 30.

NEW: Intermediate - Advanced Spanish for continuing students will meet from 3:45 - 5:15pm at Bill Flaxman's home, fee based on class size, email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net. No class May 30.

TUES MAY 24

Computer Club with John Coffer, Penny Room at the Community House, 1 - 2:30pm, ongoing on Tuesdays, free, jgcoffer@gmail.com. Meets next week at Topanga Library.

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

WED MAY 25

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

Chair Yoga permanently cancelled. May be back in the fall.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

A NEW Mediterranean Cooking Class will be offered by Chef Sue Salumi on June 6 from 10am - 2pm in a private home. Registration is $20. For details & reservations email Andrea at palellaa@aol.com. These classes fill up fast!

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 9 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance" by Edmund de Waal. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

Pathway to Affordable Retirement is the title of the next Canyon Sages special info for seniors program & will feature Linda Ballou on the pros & cons of 55+ communities and Philip Lip on reverse mortgages. This program will be offered at the library on Friday, June 24, 2pm. Save the date!

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.

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.

Pierce College Encore, 818/710-2561 & Emeritus College in Santa Monica, 310/434-4306, offer free classes for seniors.

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



FRI MAY 20

Woodland Hills Library Book Sale, 22200 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 9:30 - 4pm. Continues on Sunday, 9:30am - 2pm, 818/226-0017.

"Cancelled Checks & Balances," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8:30pm, $10, complimentary refreshments, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

"In the Heights," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $24, $20 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Saturday & Sunday, different times. Same schedule thru May 22.

SAT May 21

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

"A Year with Frog and Toad," Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico blvd, Santa Monica, 11am, $12 & $10, 310/828-7519.

"Snowhite," musical for all ages, 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 June 26.

"Author! Author! - an evening with Sholom Aleichem," musical comedy, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29, $22.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru May 28.

"Climax," Main Stage, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $29.50 & $24, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Also plays Sunday, 3pm. Same schedule thru June 26.

SUN MAY 22

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

THURS MAY 26

Microphone Heroes Live Band Karaoke, Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, 8:30 - 11:30pm. Every Thursday thru June 30.

SAT MAY 28

"The Journey of Tam," family friendly adventure, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 12:30pm, $10, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Same schedule Sunday.

"The Crushed Ice That Lingers in My Head," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 5pm, $19.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 5 & 7pm.

SUN MAY 29

"The world Is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $25, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

FRI JUN 3

"Dorothy's Adventures in Oz," late nite, all male production, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, PG 15, 9:30pm, $20, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

SAT JUN 4

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

"Stopping By," written & performed by Barbara Tarbuck, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, 8pm, $20, 310/392-7327. Plays Saturday thru June 25.


Announcements



Summer Camps in Topanga begin in June and include The Theatricum Botanicum - www.theatricum.com and Topanga Playtime Summer Camp at 310/455-8607 among others.

TYS Improv Series with Adam & Jordan is now open for creating skits. Youths can drop in. For dates & details call 310/502-3358.

TYS is also looking for help with funding & grants. If you can help call Karen Cooke at 310/502-3358.

Sun-Moon Therapy Launch workshop conducted by Mary Guillermin, MFT will be offered on Sunday, June 12 at Corazon in the Old Topanga Center on Sunday, June 12 from 2 - 4pm. A donation is suggested. Call 310/422-6497 for details.

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, May 23 by noon and will cover events from June 2 - 19.

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.