August EVENTS

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August EVENTS
Ongoing: Sunday Bible Study with Michelle Klein, 10 a.m., Worship Service with Pastor John Klein, 11 a.m. Come to church this Sunday and be renewed. Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290, (310)455-1048, topangachristianfellowship.org. Ongoing: Mondays 10-11 a.m., New Balance for Seniors with Kat High. Topanga Community Center. Exercise class to improve balance and strength led by physical and occupational therapist Kat High. $10 per class. katcalls@aol.com. Ongoing: Sundays, 3 p.m. Learn Argentine Tango with Barbara Webb. Free classes. For more information: (Cell: (213) 448-8330; Home: (310) 455-2760. In private home. Ongoing: Fourth Thursday, 12-3 p.m., Song Circle with Linnea Richards. Rise up Singing and Rise Again. In conjunction with SongMakers. All ages welcome. Topanga Community Center, 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. Ongoing: Through October 7, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. A Perfect Ganesh: Pay What You Will ticket pricing is available for the 7:30 p.m. performance on August 4 and September 1. Tickets will be available online the week of the show and at the door for cash purchase on the day of the performance. A Prologue Discussion with the cast will take place before the show at 6:30 p.m. on September 10th. For tickets and schedule: theatricum.com. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290. Macbeth, War of the Roses, Queen Mary, Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ongoing. Art Classes with Velvet Marshall. Monday through Friday classes from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1-3 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Using traditional artists techniques, students learn about all mediums. $30 per class ($180 per six, two-hour workshops) and is designed for the inexperienced and those who want to improve their skills. All materials are provided. Tuesday, August 8, 7-8 p.m., “Read it in Hebrew.” Learn to read Hebrew in five classes over five Tuesday evenings. Zoom option available. All classes will be recorded. Fee: $100. RSVP today: chabadoftopanga.com; rabbimendypiekarski@gmail.com and have your flash cards on time for the course. Enrollment is open to the public; no religious affiliation necessary. Watch the promo video: youtube.com/watch?v=gl1v_lS-pTg. Chabad of Topanga, 1459 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290. ( 310) 455-1597. Wednesday, August 9, 4 p.m., LA County Library, The Ocean and Us (VIRTUAL PROGRAM). The ocean is a steady food source, supplies oxygen, regulates weather patterns, and so much more! Explore the complex relationship between humans and the ocean with the Aquarium of the Pacific. For tweens and teens.To register: lacountylibrary.libnet.info/event/8827985 Thursday, August 10, 11a.m., LA County Library, Organizing Your Email (VIRTUAL PROGRAM). Whether you receive 1, 20, or 567 on a given day, there are tools and techniques to organize all of your emails. This event will outline the best practices to keep your inbox decluttered. You’ll actually want to check your email after this! For adults. To register: lacountylibrary.libnet.info/event/8827985. August 12, 9-11 a.m., Wild City Workshop. The Resource Conservation District (RCD) presents “Creating Art with Nature,” part of a series of immersive outdoor workshops that guide participants through LA’s most scenic and unexplored wild spaces. This workshop guides participants through natural-based and sustainable crafting including paper-making and plant-based fabric dyeing. Experienced naturalists will lead a short hike to explore the types of plants that can be used in these nature-based practices. Following the workshop will be an optional opportunity to further engage with fellow workshop participants and leaders at a nearby venue following the workshop. Book your adventure at: (818) 597-8627; rcdsmm.org. Cost: $48. Will Rogers State Historical Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, (310) 230-2017; parks.ca.gov. Sunday August 20, 2 p.m., Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass. Carrying on the legacy of Danny’s father, a true pioneer of the genre, these great musicians play “powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass.” Danny Paisley has been named IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times, a rare achievement. NOTE: Our house concerts are non-commercial, not-for-profit, private events. Accordingly, we do not advertise to the general public nor do we sell tickets. Instead, we send invitations to our events via our email list, our private Facebook Group, and to our neighbors in Topanga. If you are not already on our email list, you may request an invitation at crazyjtopanga@gmail.com. Guests are encouraged to support our concerts by a donation of $25 for the sole benefit of the artists on stage. As organizers of these events, we accept no compensation and cover all expenses. Sunday, August 27, 7:30 p.m., A Concert of Arias. Palisades Symphony presents a concert of favorite arias sung by a group of outstanding soloists co-led by Music Director Joel Lish and Maestro Alan Medak. Admission is free; open seating. Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 900272; (323) 899-4218. SAVE THE DATE! Sunday October 1, 2 p.m., Olli Soikkeli & Cesar Garabini. An internationally renowned Finnish gypsy jazz guitarist forms a duet with an Italian-Brazilian master of choro and magic happens. On tour throughout the U.S. and Europe, “gypsy meets choro” has played to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. NOTE! Our house concerts are non-commercial, not-for-profit, private events. Accordingly, we do not advertise to the general public nor do we sell tickets. Instead, we send invitations to our events via our email list, our private Facebook Group, and to our neighbors in Topanga. If you are not already on our email list, you may request an invitation at crazyjtopanga@gmail.com. Guests are encouraged to support our concerts by a donation of $25 for the sole benefit of the artists on stage. As organizers of these events, we accept no compensation and cover all expenses. Wednesday, August 23, “Sing Out!” 7 p.m., In person and online, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. An evening of music and social justice featuring singer/songwriter Tret Fure; singer/songwriter, lecturer and humorist Peter Alsop; and American folk music and activist duo Emma’s Revolution (Sandy O and Pat Humphries). The live performance on Theatricum’s outdoor stage in Topanga will be streamed live for global access. All profits from donations and ticket sales will go to support Human Rights Campaign, a non-profit organization at the forefront of the fight to end discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people.Stream online at theatricum.com. Tickets: $20-$40. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., CA 9029.
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