Eclectic Topanga

Flavia PotenzaBy Flavia Potenza      July 8, 2022

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Eclectic Topanga
photo by Paula LaBrot except as noted Evan and sister Hila Hyatt rocked out the audience with renditions of “Touch the Sky” and “Good Morning Starshine.” Evan Hyatt (center) sang “Touch the Sky” with the ensemble (l-r) Beya, Sidney, Luci , Vylet, and Rylie.
It’s true. The reason we can have a newspaper at all (let alone two) is because there is so much going on in our mountain hamlet and the community is so engaged. Sometimes it feels like Topanga is the altruistic center of the world where volunteers are the driving force behind what have become essential services. Nobody gets paid for volunteering, and yet they do it until burnout with the hope there’s someone to replace them. (Newcomers Take Note!) Consider what we have here serving our community: On the civic duty side, Arson Watch, TCEP, CERT, Town Council, TASC, and Trash Warriors. Boy and Girl Scout Moms and Dads pitch in for their children as future citizens. The Canyon Sages provide monthly senior dinners (now on hiatus until September); the Topanga Community Center and its Memorial Day Topanga Days Parade; the Topanga Symphony; the Women’s Circle; and the innumerable individuals who volunteer to bring food and services to our elders as they did during the worst of COVID and continue to do so. Even the kids join in Beach Cleanup Days. It’s fire season. How about signing up with Arson Watch for starters? (See Page 4) While COVID has somewhat lessened and may yet surge again, public places are opening up, with a caveat, of course, that more viruses are waiting for their turn. Topanga’s church that houses the Topanga Christian Fellowship, is an official California Point of Historic Interest. It has once again opened its doors to rehearsal space for the Topanga Symphony, AA meetings, Sunday services, and tomorrow for a workshop, Prophetic Dreams & Visions (see below). There are many mentions in the Bible of a time when people, like Joseph and Noah, paid attention to prophetic dreams and visions. And God. Prophetic Dreams & Visions, July 9 Are you a dreamer? The Topanga Christian Fellowship will host a workshop entitled, “We Were Like Those Who Dream,” on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pastor John Klein of Let’s Go Ministries. Klein brings the historical stories of the Bible up to date as living testimony for our time. In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, while they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction…”—Job, 33:15-16 “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.” —Numbers 12:6 A free-will offering will be taken to support this ministry. RSVP by July 8: jpklein1@gmail.com. The Topanga Christian Fellowship is located at 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290. Camp Cabaret On Page 11, columnist Paula LaBrot turned her column, All Things Connected, into a rave review for Antonia Bath’s annual Camp Cabaret showcasing some of Topanga’s youngest performers, among them Evan Hyatt and friends (above) whose photo didn’t fit on page 11. It was too cute to miss, so we included it here. While there was technology involved, LaBrot writes, this was “pure Jedi Topanga.”
Flavia Potenza
      July 8, 2022

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