The Heart of Giving

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The Heart of Giving
For end-of-year tax-deductible and year-round giving, these are a few worthy volunteer non-profits that deserve year-round sustenance. Canyon Sages—Under the non-profit umbrella of the Topanga Community Center (TCC), another worthy cause—they have about 400 members, who enjoy year-round classes, events, home visits, food deliveries, emotional support, and help with evacuations during an emergency. City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts—Sherry and Bob Jason truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in the transformative power of the arts. Happy Holidays! Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains—When it’s not saving turtles, RCDSMM is returning steel head trout to Topanga Creek, restoring Topanga Lagoon, and cleaning up the creek. Topanga Animal Rescue—Jane Terjung has good reason to bring Susan Clark’s 501 (c) 3 non-profit into the holiday spotlight. “If Mother Teresa were reincarnated as an animal-loving red-haired whirling dervish with a Scottish accent, her name would be Susan Clark,” she says. The website is filled with rescue tales that make your heart sing and sometimes break. This is heroic work with people as well as; (310) 455-7268; Amazon Smile to donate a percentage of your purchase donated. Topanga Women’s Circle (TWC) December Days—Visit TWC at Pine Tree Circle on Saturday mornings during December Days to donate non-perishable food, personal care products, new or gently used home furnishings. Then shop local for your Holiday cards ($5 each or 10-pack for $25);; topangawomen’; (310) 455-3850. EVENTS Tuesday, December 14 Loose Lips Poetry Series, 6 p.m.—Virtual quarterly reading features poets Carlo Matos (; @CarloMatos46) and Phil Taggart (; PhilTaggart—Walking: closing out the literary year. To join Zoom meeting: Sunday, December 19, Snow Day in Topanga, 4-8 p.m. No Community Potluck! Pine Tree Circle will cater refreshments, provide music, and shops are open for holiday shoppers. Pine Tree Circle, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga Canyon Gallery—Closing night of “Featherweights.” Enjoy coffee, treats, and the annual display of one-of-a-kind gifts of art. Open 4 –8 p.m. Tuesday, December 21 Topanga Canyon Gallery, 3–7 p.m.—Special open day for last-minute shoppers and tacos! Until January 1, 2022 Topanga Actors Company—“The Apple Family: A Pandemic Trilogy” is on Facebook. Written for Zoom by Richard Nelson over the memorable summer of 2020. Watch all three episodes: “What Do We Need to Talk About?” “And So We Come Forth,” “Incidental Moments of the Day.” “Holy Mackerel Moments, #5—For a good laugh and a bit of nostalgia, check out Harry Hart-Browne’s holiday edition at: YouTube.
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December 10, 2021

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