August 30, 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 BOARD

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

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, September 1. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Email Coleman Garside, cert90290@gmail.com, for further information.

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, September 5. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, September 8 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, September 8 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

PDSMM 11th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - DATE CHANGE!

The Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mtns will hold their 11th annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 10. Special guests include Ted Lieu, Dr Paul Y Song, Leah Herzberg & others. Doors open 3:30pm, 21801 Saddle Peak Rd. Admission is $45, or $35 with RSVP to 310/291-1300.

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 AUG 25

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

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

FRI AUG 26

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.

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

SAT AUG 27

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.

"Your Voice, Your Library, Your Community" open discussion with County Library Director Skye Patrick, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am, adults & teens, 310/455-3480.

Mahadev in Concert, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, adults, 310/455-3480.

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

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

SUN AUG 28

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

Topanga Symphony Concert, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, free, limited parking, come early.

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

MON AUG 29

Children's Organic Garden, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9:30 - 11:30, 310/467-4949.

Topanga Ukesters & Sing-along, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 12noon for beginners, 12 – 1:30pm others, ages 5 & up, melaniekareemdance@gmail.com, meets most Mondays.

Teen Art Activity, decorate a foam-fingered mitt, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, ages 13 - 18, 310/455-3480.

WED AUG 31

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, playtime follows, ages 0 - 3yrs, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday thru September 21.

THURS SEP 1

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

Under the Oaks, A Poets' Gathering, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, $15, 310/455-3723.

FRI SEP 2

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 SEP 3

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

2016 TCC Fiddle & Griddle Campout at the Ball Field For details & reservations go to TopangacommunityClub.com.

SUN SEP 4

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

MON SEP 5

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

TUES SEP 6

Kids Art Activity, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, ages 5 - 12, 310/455-3480, sponsored by FTL.



THURS SEP 8

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 SEP 9

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

SAT SEP 10

Anne of Green Gables Auditions - Ages 10 - 19, conducted by TYS, Community House, Penny Room, 1 - 4pm.

Annual Talent Show Auditions for All Ages conducted by TYS, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 - 4pm in the main hall, all ages, tys@topangayouthservices.org.

"Hamilton The Musical Sing-A-Long," all ages, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, Karaoke style, costumes optional, $10, for time & to sign up: tys@topangayouthservices.org.


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 AUG 26

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 28

Buff Bones is cancelled or relocated today, lisablevinson@gmail.com.

MON AUG 29

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

TUES AUG 30

Computer Club with John Coffer, meets at the Topanga Library thru September 13, 2:30pm, ongoing on Tuesdays, free, jgcoffer@gmail.com. There will be no meeting on September 20 & 27.

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

WED AUG 31

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

FRI SEP 2

Canyon Sages' Supper Social for Topanga seniors of any age, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, free. The program is sponsored by the Canyon Sages & the Community Club along with community volunteers. Volunteers are needed and much appreciated when they help with the Sage's Supper Socials by bringing side dishes and/or assisting with clean up. Contact Lisa at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

SUN SEP 4

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

THURS SEP 8

Book Club, Topanga Library, Community Room, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Golden Days" by Carolyn See. 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

Sages Emergency Preparedness Meeting will take place at the Topanga Library on Wednesday, September 14, 6:30pm. Special speakers offer info on how those with limitations can prepare for & best weather a disaster.

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.

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/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

Tuesday Bible Study is on hiatus until further notice.

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 AUG 25

Live Band Karaoke, Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, 8:30 - 11:30pm, every Thursday, 818/222-6062.

FRI AUG 26

"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.

SAT AUG 27

"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.

Leo Carrillo State Park Campfire Night, Wildworks animals will be there, Pacific Coast Hwy at Mulholland Hwy, 7pm, 805/370-2301.

SUN AUG 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.

Malibu Lagoon Birdwatching Adult Walk presented by the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, Malibu Lagoon, X of Pacific Cst Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, every 4th Sunday, 8:30am, meet at metal-shaded viewing area, https://smbasblog.com.

Malibu Lagoon Birdwatching Family Walk presented by the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, Malibu Lagoon, X of Pacific Cst Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, 10 - 11am, meet at metal-shaded viewing area, https://smbasblog.com.

Groups call 310/395-6235 to ensure number of binocs & docents.

WED AUG 31

The Lyris Quartet presented by The Music Guild, University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd at Saltair Ave, Brentwood, 3pm, $46 - $58, TheMusicGuild.org.

SAT SEP 3

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.

SAT SEP 10

"How to Love a Republican," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $29.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3pm. Same schedule thru December 18.

Announcements



TCC Fiddle & Griddle Campout 2016 is set for Saturday, September 3. It's a family campout on the Ball Field. For details go to www.TopangaCommunityClub.com.

Topanga Docent Training begins Saturday, September 10 at Trippet Ranch Visitor Center. Specifics can be found at www.topangacanyondocents.org/register-now-for-the-fall/.

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 Tuesday, September 27, 4 - 7pm. For more info go to TopangaCanyonGallery.com.

The Annual Fiesta La Ballona celebrated by Culver City will be held from August 26 - 28 at Veterans Park. This family-oriented event will feature live music, food trucks, beer & wine garden, carnival rides & much more at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Parking & admission are free.

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

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 29 by noon and will cover events from September 8 - 25.

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.