August 1, 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, August 4. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm. Board meetings are open to the public.

SAGES VOLUNTEER MEETING

The Topanga Sages Volunteers will meet in the Community Room at the Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd on Wednesday, August 6 at 2:30pm.

C.E.R.T. MEETING

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

TOPANGA COMMUNITY CLUB

The Topanga Community Club will meet at the Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd on Thursday, August 14 at 7pm. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

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



THURS JUL 31

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert, Theatricum Botanicum, S Mark Taper pavilion, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

FRI AUG 1

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

E-Waste Collection, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 9am - 1pm..

Friday Vigils for Peace, Pine Tree Circle, 120

S Topanga Cyn Blvd, 4:30 - 5:30pm, optional social at Abuelitas afterward, debbieinla@outlook.com.

TPA Documentary Night, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 7:15pm snack, 7:30. $10 donation requested, bring potluck cheese/veggies, no alcohol, RSVP 310/455-9389.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

SAT AUG 2

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.

Food Truck & Music, Jalan Jalan, 525 S Topanga Cyn Blvd, food truck noon - 5pm, music 1 - 5pm, every Saturday thru August 9.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 4pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

455 Live, TYS youth band concert featuring Forty Feet Tall & more, Community House, 1440 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 7 - 10:30pm, $12 suggested donation.

Lear, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

SUN AUG 3

Audubon led Bird Walk in Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, 8am, 3 hrs, meet near kiosk in parking lot, bring hat, water, snack, binocs & bird books, 310/455-1401, parking fee.

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

Garden Day & Memorial Dedication of Gabriel's House at Anam Cara, 1178 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, gardening 10am - 1pm, ceremony at 1pm, lunch/celebration of life at 1:30pm, 310/455-0419.

Much Ado About Nothing, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 3:30pm, www.theatricum.com for details and future showings.

Alls Well That Ends Well, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

WED AUG 6

Merry Wives of Windsor Celtic Music, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com.

THURS AUG 7

Parker Mesa Overlook, Topanga State Park, moderate 4hr, 6 mile, 1300' gain Sierra Club hike, meet at trailhead where Entrada meets with Waveview, park on street, bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen, rain cacels, 818/981-4799.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 8pm, www.theatricum.com for info & future showings.

SAT AUG 9

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.

SUN AUG 10

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

WED AUG 13

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

THURS AUG 14

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 3:30pm, 310/455-3480.

SAT AUG 16

Family Funday Kid Show, Aesop's Fables, Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, 11am, price varies, under 2 yrs free, 310/455-3723.


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.

FRI AUG 1

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 3

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

TUES AUG 5

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 resumes, at the Library for today only, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. Next Tuesday it will meet in the Penny Room at the Community House as usual, 1 - 2:30pm, ongoing, free.

Meditation Class with Ron Sharrin, 3:30 - 5pm, free, ongoing on Tuesdays, call 310/455-2230 for location, free.

WED AUG 6

Sages Volunteers Meeting, Library Community Room, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, 2:30pm.

Pilates for Buff Bones with Lisa Levinson, 6:30pm - 7:30, $6, ongoing, Sages sponsored but open to all. Bring mat and weights. Last class Wednesday, August 13.

THURS AUG 14

Book Club, Penny Room at the Community House, 12 noon - 1:30pm, bring a lunch if you like, read or be reading "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo. 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 September selection will be "Blood, Bones & Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton.

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 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, 7:30 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 JUL 31

Sunset Concerts at Skirball, Conjunto Chappotin y Sus Estrellas, latin jazz/salsa, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 8pm, free, $10 cash only parking fee, 310/440-4500.

FRI AUG 1

Godspell, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E Los Angeles Avenue, Simi, 8pm, $25, $22 & $18, 805/583-7900. Also plays Saturday & Sunday, different times & Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru August 31.

SAT AUG 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.

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.

TUES AUG 5

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 1:30pm, free, $10 cash only parking fee, 310/440-4500.

SUN AUG 10

Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Blue by Morning & Quiet Violence, Peter Strauss Ranch, 4 - 6pm, free, 805/370-2301.

Summer Concerts at Calabasas Lake featuring Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion, Park/Ride Shuttle, Calabasas Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Way, 5 - 8pm, concert starts at 6pm, www.cityofcalabasas.com.

TUES AUG 12

Bye Bye Birdie, Skirball Cultural Center, Skirball Center Dr. off the 405, 1:30pm, free, $10 cash only parking fee, 310/440-4500.

SAT AUG 16

Nature of Wildworks Campfire Program, Campfire Center, Malibu Creek State Park, Las Virgenes Rd, Agoura Hills, free, possible parking fee, 7pm, 818/880-0367.

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


Announcements



TYS needs parents & youths to volunteer to help set-up, break down, sell tickets and advertise the annual 455 LIVE which is scheduled for August 2 and will feature Forty Feet Tall and other bands. Youths who volunteer will get into the show free. Call 310/502-3358 or email tys@topangayouthservices.org.

A Russian literature discussion group is forming headed by the library's new manager, Oleg Kagan. If you'd like to join email OKagan@library.lacounty.gov.

Enjoy family-friendly astronomy presentations at Paramount Ranch on Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 pm. For more info call 805/3702301.

Art from The Heart is offering several art classes for kids during the summer and ladies nights once a month. Call 310/435-3340 or go to www.artfromtheheartclasses.com.

The deadline for the Messenger's 455 Topanga business directory is September 1. Submit your business, service, art, craft or organization listing now.

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, August 4 by noon and will cover events from August 14 - 31.

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.