June 25, 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



S.O.S. SURVIVAL CLASS

SOS Survival Products in Van Nuys will offer a free Emergency Preparedness Class on Saturday, June 18 from 11am - 1pm. For details & reservations call 800/479-7998.

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF THE SMM

The Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains will convene upstairs at Abuelitas Mexican Restaurant, 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 21. All interested parties are welcome. For further 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, June 23. Observers are welcome at 7pm, closed session follows at 8pm.

2016 ACCESS CARDS

New applicants apply in person at Seed & Feed by calling Lindsay at 310/455-3635. Renewals can apply online at http://www.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 JUN 16

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.

The Behavior Matrix: Communicating for Success, Professional Development Seminar presented by Liz Granite of Royer Studios, Rosewood, 1135 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6 - 8pm, all are welcome, RSVP to lizgranite@gmail.com.

FRI JUN 17

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. The June 24 class will be the last until the fall.

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 JUN 18

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.orgwww.topangawomenscircle.org.

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

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

SUN JUN 19

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.

Family Funday Kid Show, The Legends of King Arthur, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

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

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

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

MON JUN 20

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 JUN 21

SRP: Illusions by Allen featuring magician Allen Roy Oshiro, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, all ages.

WED JUN 22

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

Associates Show, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 10am - 5pm, 310/455-7909.

Chamber Evening MEGA Mixer, Cali Camp, Old Topanga Cyn Rd, aerial arts demo, intro to Cali Camp & Manzanita School, Equine Healing Connection & more, 310/455-9932.

THURS JUN 23

Teen Thursdays, make bracelets from discarded buttons, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, ages 13 - 18, 310/455-3480.

FRI JUN 24

Pathway to Affordable Retirement is the title of a senior info program featuring Linda Ballou on 55+ communities and Philip Lip on the pros & cons of reverse mortgages. It will take place at 2 pm at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. Adults are welcome.

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

SAT JUN 25

Theatricum Botanicum Summer 2016 Fundraiser will feature Beau Bridges & Ezekiel Bridges reading from Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun" at the Mountain Mermaid on Saturday, June 25. For details go to www.Theatricum.com.

SUN JUN 26

Family Funday Kid Show, The Velveteen Rabbit, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, for ages 0 - 9yrs, $9, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.

TUES JUN 28

Drumming Down the Home Stretch with CHAZZ, djembe drums, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, ages 3 & up, 310/455-3480.

FRI JUL 1

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 JUL 2

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

SUN JUL 3

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

MON JUL 4

Family Barn Dance, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am - 5pm, 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.

THURS JUN 16

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. Dresser scarves are in big demand.

FRI JUN 17

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. June 24 will be the last knitting group gathering until fall.

SUN JUN 19

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

MON JUN 20

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 July 4.

Spanish for Beginners with Bill Flaxman, 1 - 2:30pm, fee based on class size, for more info email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

Intermediate - Advanced Spanish for continuing students meets from 3:45 - 5:15pm at Bill Flaxman's home, fee based on class size, email williamflaxmanphd@verizon.net.

TUES JUN 21

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

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

WED JUN 22

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

FRI JUN 24

Pathway to Affordable Retirement is the title of a senior info program featuring Linda Ballou on 55+ communities and Philip Lip on the pros & cons of reverse mortgages. It will take place at 2 pm at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. Adults are welcome.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 14 in the Penny Room at the Community House from 12 noon - 1:30pm. Read or be reading "The Duel" by Anton Chekov. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

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/ 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



THURS JUN 16

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

FRI JUN 17

"The Wiz," Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday, different times. Same schedule thru July 10.

"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 18

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

"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.

"Audition! The Musical," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $29.50, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru June 26.

"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.

"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.

SUN JUN 26

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.

Saguaro Piano Trio presented by The Music Guild's Summer Fest 16, University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd, Saltair Avenue, Brentwood, 3pm, $46 - $58, 310/558-3500.

SAT JUL 2

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.


Announcements



Theatricum Botanicum Summer 2016 Fundraiser will feature Beau Bridges & Ezekiel Bridges reading from Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun" at the Mountain Mermaid on Saturday, June 25. For details go to www.Theatricum.com.

Summer Singing Series with Shane is the title of the TYS summer program for ages 10 - 17 at the Community House beginning on Tuesday, July 5. For details go to topangayouthservices.org/.

Brit West Soccer Camp for kids will be offered at the Community House. First week begins June 27. For details go to info@BritWestSoccer.com.

Topanga's STAR Camp at Topanga Elementary School begins July 11 in one week sessions. For schedule go to www.starcamps.org/topanga-summer-camps.

Superhero Camp will begin at the Community House on July 11. Go to http://dancewithmissalice.com/ for details & fees

Year-round Beach Bus Service in Topanga has begun. Hotline is 888/769-1122 or www.ladpw.org/PDD/beach_bus/.

Topangans can help Rosi Dagit of RCD. Rosi has been asked to provide an overview of conditions throughout the Santa Monica Mtns and would appreciate your observations on oaks in your area with regard to drought stress and insect infestations. Call 310/455-7528 or email rdagit@rcdsmm.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.

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, June 20 by noon and will cover events from June 30 - July 17.

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.