March 4, 2015

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



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, March 2. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

The Topanga Community Emergency Response Team will meet at 7pm at the Topanga Library Community Room, Thursday, March 5. Trained and untrained volunteers are welcome. Call Scott Ferguson at 310/455-1413 for further information.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

The Topanga Town Council will meet at 6pm on Thursday, March 12 at the Topanga Library Community Room. All are invited. For more info go to www.topangatowncouncil.org.

2015 ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

Renew or apply online at TopangaTownCouncil.org.

T-CEP HOTLINE

For updated information during a disaster contact the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP) at 310/455-3000.


Topanga Events



THURS FEB 26

Block Party, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, new block building theme each time, 4pm, ages 1 - 12, sponsored by FTL, 310/455-3480.

FRI FEB 27

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

SAT FEB 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, x0, community service credit.

Please help disadvantaged families and veterans, bring 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. Please do not leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

TYS Improv Show, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11:30am, $5 suggested donation.

SUN MAR 1

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

Topanga State Park, 2 hr journey of discovery with a docent, learn about Chumash & Tongva cultures, wildlife & wildflowers, moderate hike, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Volunteer Garden Day at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10am - 3pm, please RSVP: 310/455-0419.

MON MAR 2

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

Indian/Pakistani Cooking demo/tasting with chef/author Farhana Sahibzada, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, adults, 310/455-3480.

TUES MAR 3

Love Bug & Me, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10 am & 11am.

WED MAR 4

Toddler Storytime, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 10:15 - 11am, playtime follows, 310/455-3480, every Wednesday.

Farm Style Kids Cooking Class, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30 - 5pm, kids learn to make delicious healthy snacks & more, $25, 310/455-2526.

Talk by Writer/Illustrator Lisa Desimini, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7pm, 310/455-3480.

THURS MAR 5

Teen Art Activity: Lamp Project, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, ages 12 - 18, 310/455-3480.

Topanga Cub Scouts Pack 24, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 6:30 pm, www.topangacubscouts.org.

FRI MAR 6

TPA Documentary Night, "No Nukes," dangers of nuclear power plants/Diablo Canyon near San Luis Obispo, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30 film, $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol.

SUN MAR 8

Paper Shredding Mobile Truck, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 12noon, $10 per file box (12" x 15") or grocery bag full, coffee & goodies available, proceeds go to the Canyon Sages Building Fund.

Topanga State Park, Fantastic Tales on Topanga Trails, 2 hr family walk with a naturalist, songs, games, activities & more, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am, parking fee.

Artists' Reception for Michael Roberson exhibit entitled "Time Change," abstract expressions, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 310/455-7909 for time & regular gallery hours.

TUES MAR 10

Elder Home Finders Presentation, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 12 noon - 2pm, 310/455-3480, Sages sponsored, open to all.

WED MAR 11

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Mixer, Inn of the 7th Ray, 128 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 8am, 310/455-0790.

THURS MAR 12

Teen Art Activity: Comic Book Tote Bags, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, ages 12 - 18, 310/455-3480.

SAT MAR 14

Russian Literature Group, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 11am, interested adults welcome, pick-up this months reads at the library, adults, 310/455-3480.

SUN MAR 15

Topanga State Park, 2 hr moderate family walk with a docent, meet Trippet Ranch parking lot, 10am.

Topanga Symphony Concert, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3pm, free, come early, parking limited.


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.

FRI FEB 27

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 MAR 1

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights.

MON MAR 2

Tai Chi/Yang Style 24 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 MAR 3

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

WED MAR 4

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

Chair Yoga with Lola Babalon, beneficial to everyone, 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all.

NEW Story Development Class with Philip Daughtry, 1:30 – 3pm, focus on fiction, pdaughtry@verizon.net to sign up or call 310/455-1319, $36/6 week session.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Sundays, 10am.

FRI MAR 6

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.

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 and the Community Club along with volunteers from the community, 310/455-1319.

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. More help with cleanup is especially needed. Please contact Lisa Villasenor at topav@hotmail.com. Community Service credit available.

SUN MAR 8

Sages Paper Shredding fundraiser with mobile shredder at the Community House, 9am - 12noon, $10 per file box (12" x 15") or grocery bag full, coffee & goodies available.

TUES MAR 10

SPECIAL PROGRAM:Elder Home Finders Presentation with Bobbie Trifon, information on assisted living, Topanga Libary Community Room, 12 noon - 2pm, open to all.

THURS MAR 12

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "The Free World" by David Bezmozgis. There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info contact Janice at bojanice@verizon.net.

SUN MAR 15

Cancelled today: Pilates for Buff Bones.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Singing Salon meets once a month on Fridays from 7 - 9pm in a private home. A $5 donation for accompanist is asked for. Space is limited. Contact Michele at 310/455-1319.

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin will return sometime in March, 3:30 - 5pm, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, rsharrin@ucla.edu for date & location, free.

New Thai Cooking Class with Chef Miss V is slated for Thursday, March 26 at the Community House from 11am - 3pm, $20. Reservations are necessary. Email palellaa@aol.com.

Beach Lovers! The LA County Dept of Beaches & Harbors no longer gives seniors a free weekday parking pass. It's now $25. To order a pass send a copy of your drivers license and vehicle registration along with a check to LA Co Dept of Beaches & Harbors, 13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

Is there somebody out there who would like to get a Class B Drivers License so we could 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.

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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 10:30 am, 310/455-1048, every Sunday.

WEDNESDAYS

Prayer, Prophesy and Healing, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7:30pm.

Torah Class with Kabbalah for men & women, Chabad, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7 - 8pm, 310/455-1597, every Wednesday.

/ ongoing 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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 6 - 7pm, every Sunday.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step-Study meeting, Oasis Community 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, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, 7:30 - 8:30 am., www.socalda.org., every Tuesday.

Under-earners Anonymous UA meeting, Oasis Community Church, 269 Old Topanga Cyn Rd, 7:30 - 8:30am, every Monday.

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 FEB 26

"The Merry Widow"operetta, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, $20, 310/506-4522. Also plays Saurday, same time and price.

FRI FEB 27

Beauty & the Beast, family musical, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $19.50 & $15, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2. Last show.

SAT FEB 28

Wild Foods Plant Walk, King Gillette Ranch, Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 10am - 12:30pm, reservations necessary, samo@wnpa.org or 805/370-2302.

Annabelle & the Snow Queen Express, family musical, 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 29.

"Love in the Key of C-Sharp or B-Flat," Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7:30pm, $29.50 & $22, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1. Also plays Sunday, 3:30pm. Same schedule thru March 29.

"Catch Me If You Can" opens, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Plays Sunday, same time & next week Friday, Saturday & Sunday, different times, thru April 5.

SUN MAR 1

Light & Noir: Exiles & Emigres in Hollywood, Cinema's Exiles: from Hitler to Hollywood, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr off the 405, 11am., $10 & $7, 877/SCC-4TIX.

WED MAR 4

Singer Bettye Lavette, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $45 - $22, 310/506-4522.

SAT MAR 7

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.

Free Smart Gardening Workshop, Malibu City Hall, Multipurpose Room, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, 9:30 - 11am.

E-Waste Round-up, Albertsons parking lot, 26521 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, 10am - 3pm.

Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 11am, $15, $12 & $10, 310/506-4522.

SUN MAR 8

SHUFFLE Concert, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $15 - $35, 310/506-4522.

TUES MAR 10

Pepperdine Guitar Concert Series, Christopher Parkening, Director, Surfboard Room, Payson Library, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 5pm, free, 310/506-4522.

SAT MAR 14

Pepperdine Chamber Choir, Stauffer Chapel, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 7:30pm, free, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



Topanga Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year & Nonprofit for the Year. Submit nominations along with brief reasons for your support for them to president@topangachamber.org by February 28.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshops for Canines will be offered by Mountains Restoration Trust on Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22 at Headwaters Corner from 8am - 5pm. Pre-registrration & appointment are necessary. Call 818/591-1701, X 2, Non-profit for the Year

Date has changed for the long awaited Paper Shredding Event and is moved to Sunday, March 8 from, 9am - 12noon, at the Community House, rain or shine!

Annual Children's Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 4. Volunteers are needed to hide eggs, help with snacks & crafts & more. Please volunteer for a fun 6 hours. Email: correspondence@topangacommunityclub.com.

Topanga Town Council will conduct a HUB of Topanga Meeting on Wednesday, March 25 from 7 - 9pm in the library community room. All non-profit organizations are urged to post their upcoming events & meeting times on OneTopanga.com's Community calendar ahead of the meeting. An RSVP is also requested. Email: contact@topangatowncouncil.org.

The Palisades Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Awards Competition 2015 and the Eastside Committee of the LA Philharmonic Scholarship Auditions are receiving applications thru March 23. For details and applications call 310/454-8040.

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 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.

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, March 2 by noon and will cover events from March 12 - 29.

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.