September 16, 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



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.

TOPANGA PEACE ALLIANCE

The Topanga Peace Alliance is scheduled to meet on Monday, September 15. For confirmation, time and place, contact debbieinla@outlook.com.

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, September 16. All interested parties are welcome. For further info go to www.pdsmm.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



FRI SEP 12

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.

Equivocation, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

SAT SEP 13

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.

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.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

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

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.

Lear, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

MON SEP 15

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

Block Party, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, block building with a theme, ages 1 - 12, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

TUES SEP 16

Book Club for Adults, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, read or be reading "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki, 4pm, 310/455-3480.

THURS SEP 18

Wordpress Meetup, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 6:30pm, 310/455-3480.

FRI SEPT 19

TCC Square Dance, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7:30 - 10pm, live music, dessert bake sale & cash bar (no dinner), $10 & $5.

SAT SEP 20

Remove Spanish Broom on Saddle Peak, SMM Trails Council program, 8:30am, 5 hrs, community service credit, rain cancels, reservations necessary, call Jerry at 818/406-1269.

Healing through Hypnosis presentation by Cher Bodner, C.Ht, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2pm, 310/455-3480.

Woody Show, honoring Woody Guthrie, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 1pm, 310/455-3723.

Artists' Reception for exhibit of works by Farideh Azad & John Brunnick, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3 - 6pm, 310/455-7909 for regular gallery hours.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details & future showings.

SUN SEP 21

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

TUES SEP 23

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

THURS SEP 25

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

SUN SEP 28

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, x202, community service credit.


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.

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.

FRI SEP 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.

SUN SEP 14

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.

MON SEP 15

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

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

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

TUES SEP 16

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 DISCONTINUED until further notice.

QiGong/Tai Chi with Jackie Safonov, 9:30 - 10:30am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored, but open to all ages. Class fee is $6.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. LAST WEDNESDAY CLASS. New class begins on Thursday, September 25, 5:30 -6:30pm.

WED SEP 24

SPECIAL CLASS: Mediterranean Cooking with chef Hagit Ammer, 11am - 3pm at the Community House. Fee is $20pp and includes lunch. Reservations are necessary, e-mail Andrea at palellaa@aol.com.

THURS SEP 25

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, new day & time, 5:30 - 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights.

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 Annual BBQ will be held on Friday, October 10, to avoid conflict with Yom Kippur. Save the date.

AARP Safe Driver Courses are offered at the Malibu Senior Center on September 25 & 26 from 9am to 1 pm (basic course) & September 19 from 9am - 1pm for a refresher course. Call 310/456-2489, X357 to reserve your space. The fee is $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members.

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.

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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



FRI SEP 12

Discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - Off the Sidelines, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 7:30pm, free, reservations recommended, 310/440-4500.

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.

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.

SUN SEP 14

The Wild Brunch: Call of the Wild, Gull's Way Estate, 26800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 12 noon - 4:30pm, features: "Tastes of the Wild" from local chefs, wine-tasting, Kids Wild Zone & Buffet, live animals, psychic/healing sessions & more, $160 & $50, 11yrs & under free, www.cawildlife.org.

Art Exhibit & Country Faire sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mtns & Seashore, Inc, Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 12 noon - 5pm, free admission, live music, trick roper, food trucks & more, www.allied-artists.com.

WED SEP 17

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, rock sight & sound experience, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $65 & $40, 310/506-4522.

SAT SEP 20

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

Free County Smart Gardening Workshop, Orcutt Ranch, 23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, 9:30 - 11am.

SUN SEP 21

Santa Monica Heart Walk, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, 8am registration, 9am walk, no fee, free t-shirt with $100 raised or more, 5K Walk/Run, 1 mile survivor rte, Kids Fun Zone, live entertainment, health expo, free screenings & CPR demo, sponsor booths & more, www.HeartWalkLA.org.

Art Exhibition & Sale sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore, Inc., Malibu Nature Preserve, 33905 Pacific Coast Hwy (former Tennis/Riding Club), 11am - 5pm, 310/457-3855.

SUN SEP 28

Topanga Vintage Market, Pierce College, Victory & Mason, Woodland Hills, 8am - 3pm, $2, 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.

Family art Day, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific coast Hway, Malibu, 12 noon - 2pm, hands-on art projects & Weisman Museum tours, free.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Smothers Theatre Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $35, $20 & $17, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



Become a Topanga Canyon Docent. Training classes begin September 13 & continue on alternate Saturdays thru December 6. 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.

New LoveBug & Me Series begins Tuesdays at 10am & 11am, September 30 - November 18, ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver, www.LOVEBUGandME.com.

Free CERT Training begins October 4 for four consecutive

Saturdays. Call 818/606-7314 or email nberezowsky@socal.rr.com.

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

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.

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 allowed free daytime parking at the beaches on Monday - Friday with a special pass. Send a copy of your driver's license and auto registration 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, September 15 by noon and will cover events from September 25 - October 12.

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.