December 18, 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



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, January 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, January 8 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

TOPANGA TOWN COUNCIL

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

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, January 14 at 2:30pm. Volunteers are always needed. Please join us.

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 DEC 18

Sierra Club Thursday Hikers, Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail & Eagle Rock Loop, 8 mile, 1200' gain, 4 hrs, 8:30am, bring water, lunch, lugsoles, hat/sunscreen, rain cancels, parking fee, 818/981-4799.

FRI DEC 19

Certified Farmers' Market, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm, topangafarmersmarket@gmail.com, open most Fridays. Closed on Friday, December 26.

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 DEC 20

Non-perishable Food Drive for 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, food drive is on thru January 18, but closed on December 27. Please do not leave items without a TWC volunteer to assist you, www.topangawomenscircle.org.

Join the Topanga Women's Circle gift-wrapping party from 10am - 4pm. Gifts are for children of the Venice Transitional Living Center. Email Karen Sherwood at kfswood@gmail.com for location.

Topanga Snow Night & Holiday Pot-luck, Pine Tree Circle, 5 - 8pm, join your friends & neighbors for holiday music & snow and be sure to do your part and bring a dish to share. Stores open until 8 pm.

SUN DEC 21

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.

MON DEC22

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

FRI JAN 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.

SUN JAN 4

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

WED JAN 7

Kids Cooking Class with Sarah Seelinger, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4pm, $25 includes all ingredients & materials, 310/455-2526.

SUN JAN 11

Community Potluck Gala, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 - 5pm, join us to celebrate our volunteer organizations & culminate the Messenger subscription drive, drawings for prizes, bring a dish to share.

WED JAN 14

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

SUN JAN 18

Juried Show 2015 Reception & Awards, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2 - 5pm, 310/455-7909.


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.

THURS DEC 18

Pilates for Buff Bones CANCELLED. All Thursday classes are cancelled from here on out, but will begin again on Wednesdays starting January 7 at 6:30pm.

FRI DEC 19

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 DEC 21

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 10 - 11am, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all, bring mat & weights. Also offered on Wednesdays, 6:30pm, beginning January 7.

TUES DEC 23

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

WED DEC 24

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

FRI JAN 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 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.

WED JAN 7

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.

THURS JAN 8

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami." There is no charge for this class which meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday. For more info: Palellaa@aol.com or 818/807-8320.

FRI JAN 9

NEW Knitting Class with Karen Dannenbaum for beginners & intermediates, basic stitches, advice on projects & materials, Topanga Library, adults, free, ongoing Fridays thru February 20, 10am – 12noon, no class on Feb 6, Karen.dannenbaum@gmail.com.

MON JAN 12

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

WED JAN 14

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

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.

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.

NEW Raw Foods "Cooking" Class by raw food expert Hagit will be offered on Wednesday, January 28 at the Community House from 11am - 2pm. The fee is $20. Reserve your space now by emailing Andrea at Palellaa@aol.com.

We know there's a driver out there somewhere with a Class B Drivers License and we'd love 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 $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, 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



SAT DEC 20

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

MON DEC 22

Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, etc, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 10:30am - 12noon & 1 - 2:30pm, $15/kid & $5/adult, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X2.

WED DEC 24

Annual LA County Holiday Celebration, downtown LA Music Center plaza, doors open 2:30pm but line forms earlier, free admission & parking at Music Center parking garage, seasonal music & dance, www.HolidayCelebration.org.

SAT DEC 27

Family Concert at the Skirball featuring The Pop Ups, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 2pm, included in Museum admission price, 310/440-4500.

SUN DEC 28

Family Concert at the Skirball featuring Moona Luna, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 2pm, included in Museum admission price, 310/440-4500.

"The World Is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson" starring Stogie Kenyatta, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 7pm, $25 & $20, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

WED DEC 31

New Year's Eve Revue, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 6pm show: $49.50 & $29.50; 9:30pm show: $59.50 & $39.50, complimentary buffet supper & more, reservations necessary, 310/394-9779, X1.

SAT JAN 3

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

SAT JAN 10

Marc Cohn, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $20 - $45, 310/506-4522.

TUES JAN 13

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

THURS JAN 15

The Hot Sardines, hot jazz, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $15 - $35, 310/506-4522.

FRI JAN 16

Collin Raye Jazz Band, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $25 - $50, 310/506-4522.

SAT JAN 17

Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes & Tall Tales, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 8pm, $27 - $55, 310/506-4522.

SUN JAN 18

Calidore String Quartet, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 2pm, $22 - $28, 310/506-4522.


Announcements



The Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Art Show will take place from January 7 - 25. For more info go to topangacanyongallery.com. The juror is Michael Zakian, director of the Frederiick R Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University since 1995.

Holiday Tree Collection & Recycling will be offered from December 26 - January 9. Put your tree next to yor trash carts on your collection day. Trees over 6' need to be cut in half. Remove all ornaments & stands.

Beekeeping in Topanga is the topic for Historical Society potluck & program which will take place on Wednesday, January 21 at the Community House. Three Topanga beekeepers, one from the 1950's, will offer their stories and info.

The Alliage Quintett will give two performances at the Mountain Mermaid on Sunday, January 25. The program, offered through the DaCamera Society, will perform at 2 & 4pm. For info & tickets call 213/477-2929.

The long promised Paper Shredding Event, fundraiser for the Canyon Sages building fund, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 9am - 12noon, come rain or shine. Save the date.

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, January 5 by noon and will cover events from January 15 - February 1.

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.