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Melanie Kareem (right in pink) taught a fun 30-minute Ukulele lesson for Westchester Elks Lodge members in Playa Del Ray.
Sunday, March 19 through June 3, Kat High’s Kiddiwische Corner Spring-into-Summer Workshops. Mark your calendars to revive your connection with nature and spark your creativity with Kat High’s outdoor workshops: Sunday, March 19, Spirit Vessel Gourds; Sunday, March 26, Visual Journaling in the Garden with Sarah Irani; and Sunday, April 2, Beginning Round Reed Baskets; Sunday, April 23, Flintknapping with Chumash artist Steven Saffold; Sunday, May 7, Mother’s Day, Coiled Yarn Baskets with Kat High; and Saturday, June 3, Pueblo Pottery with Rowan Harrison. For information: contact Kat at KatCalls@aol.com. Monday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. “Introduction to Ukulele” with Melanie Kareem. For adults who have never played an instrument before. You’ll be playing a song before the hour is up! The ukuleles are provided. Call Melanie to reserve your seat: (310) 403-3159. This same class will be offered again at 11:30 a.m. on various Sundays & Mondays through April 30th (3/27, 4/3, 4/9, 4/10, 4/23, 4/24, 4/30). Classes are free and held in the Senior room of the Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290. melanie@GetStartedPlayingUkulele.com. Zoom Beginner Ukulele Classes with Melanie Kareem. Students may be anywhere on the planet, as long as they can click a link and attend this live, virtual daily class at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Great for adults who might be home-bound and would enjoy a warm community of cheerful folks all keeping their brains sharp by learning to play an instrument. Free 7-Day Trial. For information: melanie@GetStartedPlayingUkulele.com. March 21- May 11, 11:15 a.m.,Santa Monica College (SMC). Free Live Virtual Literary Talks & Readings. The 2023 spring series continues with noteworthy writers reading from and discussing their works. All presentations are free and will be held online as live virtual events. A Zoom link to each talk will be posted with the listing on the SMC Events calendar at smc.edu calendar shortly before the event. (zoom.com). Staged reading by Topanga Actors Company of Third by Wendy Wasserstein. March 25-26, 2 p.m., at Malibu Library. April 1-2, 2 p.m., at Topanga Library. Free Library Parking. Topanga actors company presents Third in another innovatively staged reading from the company that’s brought free theater to Topanga Canyon since 2015. His name is Woodson Bull III but you can call him “Third.” To Professor Laurie Jameson he is another member of the “walking red state.” Worse, he is clearly a plagiarist and a liar. But is she right, or is she casting Third as the villain in her own struggle to come to terms with life, personal and political? Set in 2002-3, Third is a dramatic, affecting, and humorous look at what divides and unites Americans today. For details: topangaactorscompany@theatercompany.org. Sponsored by LA County Library. March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 26 at 2 p.m. Topanga Youth Services, The Addams Family Musical. Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd. For information: TYS@topangayouthservices.org. Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m., 41st Season of Topanga Symphony Free Concerts. Music Director and Conductor Jerome Kessler will perform Laszlo Varga’s arrangement of the Cello Sonata in F Major by Richard Strauss, with guest conductor Michael Stanley. Beethoven’s Symphony #3 in E flat, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) is also on the program. Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290.
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March 17, 2023