February 14, 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



TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

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

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, February 11 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.pdsmm.org.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB BOARD

The Topanga Community Club Board will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. on Thursday, February 25. Observers are welcome at 7pm, closed session follows at 8pm.

2016 ACCESS CARDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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 FEB 11

Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail, Eagle Rock Loop, moderately paced, 8 mile, 1200' gain Sierra Club hike, 8:30am, bring $ for parking, 2 qts H2O, lunch, etc, rain cancels, 4 hrs, 818/222-5581.

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.

FRI FEB 12

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.comfor 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 FEB 13

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.

Help disadvantaged families and vets, bring items to Topanga Women's Circle bin, Pine Tree Circle (opposite Canyon Gourmet), 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9 - 10:30am, open every Saturday except during high heat, rain or holidays. Don't leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you. Info at www.topangawomenscircle.org.

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.

Improv for Writers Workshop facilitated by Kim Zanti & Ian Flanders, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, RSVP to topangaauthorsgroup.com or at the library.

SUN FEB 14

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.

Valentine Show Reception, Topanga Cyn. Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 2 - 5pm, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours. Show continues thru February 21.

MON FEB 15

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 FEB 16

Santa Ynez Cyn to Trailer Cyn moderate 9mile, 2000' gain, 4 hr Sierra Club hike, meet Santa Ynez trailhead, 9am, rain cancels, 818/222-5581.

WED FEB 17

Baby & Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:30 - 11:30am, playtime follows, ages 0 - 3 + caregiver, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

THURS FEB 18

Teens Make Polymer Clay Pens, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, ages 12 - 18, 310/455-3480, sponsored by FTL.

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

SAT FEB 20

Guitarist Taro Wayama & Guest Musician David Lee Ruest, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, 310/455-3480.

Disco Party, Community Club benefit, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8 - 10pm, $10, cash bar, no experience or partner needed, wear disco togs if you like.

SUN FEB 21

Tapas for Hospice, Fundraiser & Awards Ceremony, Gabriel's House at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 - 5pm, $25, silent auction, music, tapas, & more, park on Blvd., register now, www.tinyurl.com/gabrielshouse.

TUES FEB 22

Uncovering Hidden Treasure, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, ages 4 - 11, discovering soda rocks with vinegar, 310/455-3480.

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

SAT FEB 27

Children of LA Fundraiser Concert featuring Little Faith, gospel jazz group, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 11pm, $30, reception with dinner/wine ahead of production, artwork for sale, proceeds benefit a film on homeless children, 310/455-1743 or mp310@verizon.net


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 FEB 11

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Hedy's Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Richard Rhodes. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. The March 10 selection will be "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

FRI FEB 12

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.

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 FEB 14

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm, different location. Email lisablevinson@gmail.com for info and possible change of location.

MON FEB 15

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages, topangataichi@gmail.com.

Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 11am -12:30pm, $6/class, for info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Spanish for Intermediates with Bill Flaxman, 4pm, starts at $6/class, more if not enough people. For info & meeting place email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

TUES FEB 16

NEW: Navigating the Master Years, Support Group for Seniors with Dr. Karen Moran, offered Tuesday mornings, 11am - 12:30pm in Karen's home, fee. Group size is limited, reservations necessary: 310/455-0214.

NO Computer Club with John Coffer today, back next week.

WED FEB 17

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

NEW Watercolor Class: 11am, check with Rea Nagel at reanagel@mac.comor call 818/908-5919 for possible opening.

Chair Yoga is on hiatus until spring.

Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30 - 8pm, $6, ongoing, 2303 Tuna Canyon Rd, email lisablevinson@gmail.com.

THURS FEB 18

Sages Sewing Circle, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 - 12noon. We'd love to have you join us and help create soft toys & other items for the homes of underprivileged families in conjunction with the Topanga Women's Circle. Meets every 3rd Thursday. If you sew, knit, crochet or embroider this is for you. If you have an idea for an otherwise handcrafted item, we'd like to hear about it. Projects may be made at home, at the sewing circle or both. Email sagestitcher@gmail.com for details.

TUES FEB 23

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

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Singing Salon meets once a month on Fridays from 6:30pm in a private home. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319

SAGES ANNUAL PAPER SHREDDING EVENT is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 12 noon, so gather up those annoying old documents and bring them up to the Community House on that date.

Is there a retired tank driver in the crowd? Got your attention, huh! If you have a class B 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.

Emeritus College in Santa Monica, 310/434-4306, & Pierce College Encore, 818/710-2561, 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 FEB 12

"Hay Fever," Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Cyn Rd, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $20 & $18, 310/454-1970. Also plays Saturdays & Sundays, different times, thru February 21.

SAT FEB 13

Paint-Out at Dan Blocker State Beach, 26000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 9am, bring supplies, water, lunch, etc., 818/397-1576.

"Alice & the Wonderful Tea Party," 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 March 20.

SAT FEB 20

Plant Walk on Medicinal Uses of California Native Plants presented by Jim Adams, PhD, Santa Monica Mtns Interagency Visitor Ctr, King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am - 12noon, 805/370-2302.

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

MON FEB 21

Guitarist Meng Su, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $28, 310/506-4522.

Poetry by the Sea opens at Malibu United Methodist Church, 3pm, ann.buxie1@verizon.net for address & details.

THURS FEB 25

The Magic Flute, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $20, 310/506-4522. Also plays Saturday, February 27, 7:30pm.

FRI FEB 26

Choral Artists & The Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews, St Matthews Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave, Pacific Palisades, 8pm, $35, 310/573-7421.

SAT FEB 27

Einstein's Girl, Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, www.malibuplayouse.org.

SUN FEB 28

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.


Announcements



Reduced Pet Adoption fees will be offered at LA City Animal Shelters on February 13 & 14. To find shelter locations and view adoptable pets go to laanimalservices.com. More info is available at 222.petcarefoundation.org or call 310/247-8469.

TYS is holding a Casting & Skit Creator Call for youths 10 - 17 yrs on Thursday, Februry 18 from 4:30 - 6:30pm at the Community House. Youths will be performing in a Saturday Night Live style fundraiser. Email tys@topangayouthservices.org for more info. TYS is also looking for youth bands to submit a video clip.

The Paper Shredding Truck will be back at the Community House on Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 12pm. Be sure to get those annoying old documents ready for shreddy!

Artist with Studios who would like to participate in the Canyon Gallery Studio Tour taking place in May should contact felicewillat@gmail.com or 310/600-6233 for qualifications and info.

The Theatricum Botanicum Academy of the Classics is now accepting enrollment for youth and teens at all levels. Call 310/455-2322.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is offering a basic workshop, The Way of the Shaman, Shamanic Journeying, Power & Healing in Topanga on February 20 & 21. For info call 310/455-3758 or email afoulger@aol.com.

A Rattlesnake Clinic for Dogs will be offered by the Mountains Restoration Trust on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 4, 5 & 6, $75, pre-registration a must, www.mountainstrust.org.

The Palisades Symphony Orchestra & Westside Committee of the LA Philharmonic will conduct scholarship auditions on March 21 & 22. For info call 310/454-8040. Deadline for aps is 3/16/16.

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 7:30 pm 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, February 15 by noon and will cover events from February 25 - March 13.

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.