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GRAHAM100, a Three-Year Celebration of the Martha Graham Centenary, Premieres at The Soraya!

The Soraya opens its 2023-24 season with a history-making performance featuring the nation’s oldest dance company.  The Martha Graham Dance Company turns 100 and launches its three-year centennial celebration at The Soraya on Saturday, September 30, a celebration that will subsequently travel to theaters around the nation and be celebrated worldwide. 

GRAHAM100 will stretch over three
years, and the first year’s theme is American Legacies.  To inaugurate that celebration, The Soraya presents a program that spans more than 100 years—from an early work performed by Graham in 1915 Los Angeles, to a new rendering of Agnes de Mille’s groundbreaking Rodeo. 

Continuing The Soraya’s tradition of pairing live music with the Graham performances, musical ensemble Wild Up, with Artistic Director and Conductor Christopher Rountree, will join the dancers to provide a live performanc
e of the Carlos Chavez score for Dark Meadow Suite. For Rodeo, a new musical arrangement of Aaron Copland’s original score will be composed and performed by fiddler Gabe Witcher who will be joined by his bluegrass ensemble.  This new musical rendering was co-commissioned by and will be recorded at the Soraya, in preparation for ongoing touring, a significant contribution to the Graham centenary.

 

Tickets: $49-$129
Where: Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya)
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Website: www.thesoraya.org
Phone: 818-677-3000

 

Fuil Wines “First Friday” Pop-Up Tasting Room

First Friday of every month at Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar

Los Angeles, CA: Fuil Wines, an award winning local winery, is hosting First Friday Tasting Room, a regular pop-up wine tasting room from 6-8p the first Friday of every month at Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar.  Tastings will offer a rotating tasting menu of the winery’s current releases all poured by owner/winemaker, Matt Espiro Jaeger.  Food is available for purchase from Bodevi’s kitchen.  Tickets are 21+ although the venue is family-friendly.  Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations can be made ahead of time at: https://www.fuilwines.com/find.  909 San Fernando Rd,

Tastings are $15 ($1 at the door with valid union card).  Kindred Fuil Wine Club Members get two free tastings per visit.

Matt Espiro Jaeger, the owner and winemaker, is an LA resident of 20 years with a lifelong love of wine.  He embarked on a year-long internship with Camarillo winery Dusty Nabor Wines while simultaneously enrolling in the prestigious Winemaker Certification Program at UC Davis.  In 2021, Matt harvested his first grapes from Ballard Canyon AVA and launched Fuil and Tábla Wines with his wife Carolina Espiro Jaeger.

About: Fuil Wines is a family-owned, small production (200 cases), boutique winery. All wines are sourced from recognized AVAs within Santa Barbara County; from sustainably managed, certified organic, or bio-dynamically farmed vineyards. We believe in a minimal intervention winemaking style, with higher acid, good structure, and balanced complexity.

CicLAvia – Heart of LA
Presented by Metro

 

7.8-Miles of Open Streets to Explore Downtown LA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, 6th Street Viaduct, & Boyle Heights


Sunday, October 15, 2023; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


CicLAvia – Heart of LA
On Sunday, October 15; between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., CicLAvia – Heart of LA, presented by Metro, also known as CicLAvia’s signature route, welcomes everyone of all ages and abilities to its 48th car-free open streets event connecting the Downtown LA corridor and includes Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Historic Core of DTLA, South Park, the 6th Street Viaduct, and Boyle Heights, for participants to jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, play, and enjoy the 7.8-mile route. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore the ‘Heart of LA.’

 

With four Hubs filled with plenty of activities and programs along the route, CicLAvia – Heart of LA will be both fun and engaging for all to enjoy. Hubs are walking zones (bike dismounts) and meeting points along the route with the South Park Hub located on Figueroa St north of Venice Blvd; Chinatown Hub located on North Broadway near Chinatown Central Plaza; Little Tokyo Hub located on Central Ave between 1st and 2nd streets,; and Mariachi Plaza Hub located on 1st St east of Boyle Ave. Hubs offer family-friendly activities, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. Free pedicab rides, sponsored by AARP, are available at each information booth.

 

Use the CicLAvia Interactive Digital Map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route, and Hubs to check out during the  event.  https://www.ciclavia.org/heart_of_la23

Big Band Alumni - 2nd Sundays Concerts

Sunday Swing at Hollywood Post 43

Dance 2-4 PM in the Cabaret Room!

Sit back, relax and relive the glamorous days of old Hollywood and famous nightclubs such as the Coconut Grove, The Mocambo, Ciro's and others as Post 43's Cabaret Room is transformed into "Club 43" complete with a full 17 piece-big band and 2 great vocalists.

For more details, www.BigBandAlumni.com

AGOURA HILLS ANNUAL CREEK CLEAN UP


The City of Agoura Hills is pleased to announce The Annual Creek Clean Up. It will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The meeting place is
at the South/West corner of Kanan Road and Agoura Road. This event is to get the community together to clean out the creek and keep our city beautiful. There will be light
snacks provided. Website to sign up is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044DACAA2FA1FA7-
agoura2l

 

A waiver will be required that must be either handed in on the day of the event or emailed ahead of time to Agourahillsrec@agourahillscity.org. Please make sure to
bring your sunscreen, hats, and water bottle to fill up your water. We will have stations to refill your bottle. You can find the event link and more information atwww.agourahillscity.org.

If you have any questions please call (818) 597-7361.

CHAMBER MUSIC LA,
A COLLECTIVE OF ACCLAIMED LOCAL PRESENTERS, ANNOUNCES

MUSIC BOX LA 2023,

Chamber Music LA (CMLA), a Los Angeles-based collective of five leading presenters reflecting LA’s vibrant chamber music landscape, announces Music Box 2023, a joyous program celebrating the string quartet, considered the quintessential chamber ensemble, on Sunday, August 27, 2023, 3 pm, at Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Four different string quartets presented by the collective’s member organizations are set to perform in this rare joint showcase, giving the flavor of each ensemble’s individual approach to chamber music. The collective, established in 2017, includes Camerata Pacifica, Colburn School, Jacaranda Music, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), and Salastina, each possessing a unique curatorial voice expressed through the intimacy of chamber music.

 

Tickets and Information
Tickets for Music Box 2023 ($45; $10 student tickets with ID) may be purchased online at https://chambermusic.la. Zipper Hall is located at Colburn School, 200 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Faery Hunt Enchantment in Sherwood Forest

Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles.   Join the Faery Folk in Sherwood Forest (where they filmed the classic Robin Hood) on a fun and gentle quest in Fairyland. Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! All Covid safety rules will apply. Many children come in costume. Wings, garlands, wands and wizard hats and CD's of Faery Music from the shows are available there for $5-$10 for sale.  Perfect for ages 2-10, boys and girls, and the young-at-heart.

Groups and birthday parties are welcome!

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The cost: $15.00

Reservations suggested: 818-324-6802; reservations@afaeryhunt.com

Purchase tickets at https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/

Website: https://www.afaeryhunt.com/

VALLEY RAGTIME STOMP

The meeting will take place at Paoli’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills from 1 to 4 pm on the second Saturday of each month.  Hope you can join us. The Stomp is an informal gathering of players and listeners who enjoy ragtime music and other types of music from the earlier part of the 20th century.

Paoli’s is located at 21020 Ventura Blvd; Woodland Hills CA. There is some parking in the back (small lot). Street parking is metered, so pay attention to the time if you park there. Those with handicap placards, of course, don’t have to worry about the meters or the restrictions on the surrounding side streets.


All are welcome. There is no charge. Attendees are encouraged to order from Paoli’s menu of very tasty Mediterranean foods and pizzas, and they have a full bar, as well. For further info, please contact: Ron Ross 818-439-9048 Public Relations Director

Ragtimron@gmail.com

Attendees are encouraged to order from Paoli’s menu of very tasty Mediterranean foods and pizzas, and they have a full bar, as well.
 
Paoli’s is located at 21020 Ventura Blvd; Woodland Hills CA. There is some parking in the back (small lot). Street parking is metered, so pay attention to the time if you park there. Those with handicap placards, of course, don’t have to worry about the meters or the restrictions on the surrounding side streets.
facebook.com/TheValleyRagtimeStomp

WEEKLY CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Open to cancer patients and their families.(805) 379-4777www.CancerSupportVvsb.org ORIENTATION MEETINGS Learn about Cancer Support Community. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. (805) 379-477 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College 

Always the 4th Sunday 
New hours are 7am to 2pm 

Over 200 of LA’s top vintage vendors, plus artists & food trucks We thank you all for wearing your mask at the market

 

Pierce College, Mason Ave Entrance
Victory Blvd at Mason Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91306
$5 admission, kids 12 and under are free 
Veterans are Forever Free Parking is free
No pets please!
More info at www.topangavintagemarket.com 
or call us at 310-422-1844

 

The Bolton Hall Museum Presents:

THE LONE WOMAN OF SAN NICOLAS

October 14, 2023

 

In 1835, when her people were removed from Haraasnga (San Nicolas Island), a lone indigenous woman was left behind.  She lived alone on the island for 18 years.  At this program you will learn about the circumstances of her abandonment, her subsequent rescue and more recent discoveries made on San Nicolas.

 

Our presenter for this program is local historian Craig Durst who will share his research on San Nicolas’ indigenous people and their relationships to our local Tongva, founders of the village of Tehunga.  An abbreviated screening of the film, Island of the Blue Dolphins, based in the story of the Lone Woman will follow the presentation.

 

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.  Share the attached flyer with others who might be interested.

 

October 14, 2023 1 p.m.

Bolton Hall Museum, Home of Little Landers Historical Society

10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042

 

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or BoltonHall.org or E-mail llhs@boltonhall.org   

“Sonnets From Suburbia,” a one woman show with music.

The Hollywood Independent Theater Festival is extending The 6th Act’s “Sonnets From Suburbia,” conceived and written by Penny Peyser, directed by Co-Artistic Directors Matthew Leavitt and Liza Seneca.

Come and join Lady Penelope, the Los Angeles laureate of iambic pentameter and rhyme, as she reflects on modern life through her wry, beautifully crafted Elizabethan sonnets, as she wrestles with her past demons, and refuses to emerge from her comfortable quarantine.

Shows

9/6/23 @ 7 PM
9/20/23 @ 8:30 PM
TICKET PRICE: $20.00
TICKET LINK: www.hitfesthollywood.com

NARFE Luncheon at LULU's 

The next monthly meeting of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Lulu's Restaurant located at 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys (just east of Balboa Blvd.).  Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. with the business meeting following at 12:30.  Choice of any menu item paid by individual check.  Meetings are open to the general public.  

Summer Dive-In-Movies - Calabasas

Join us pool-side for an outdoor movie, games, raffles, and more! All movies begin after the sun goes down (approx. 8:00pm). Dinner, snacks, and movie treats available for purchase onsite through Atmosphere Café.

Location: The Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, CA 91302

What to bring: Swim suit, towel, warm clothes for after your swim, low sitting beach chairs, swim noodle, and cash for snacks, movie treats and glow toys for the kids.

Prohibited items: No outside food, drinks, coolers, high sitting chairs, alcohol, tobacco, or vape products permitted.   

Price: $3 per person, kids under 2 are free.

Pre-registration required: Click link in movie lineup below. No refunds.

Cabana Rental: This year we are introducing special VIP/Cabana seating to our city events. General seating will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Upper deck cabanas include reserved and shaded area with 2 lounge chairs, 1 large round table, 4 chairs and goodies. (Goodies include: 2 beach towels, sun block, 2 prize tickets for the prize booth and 2 tickets for choice of TWO FREE movie goodies). RESERVED UPPER DECK CABANA AREAS ARE LIMITED (4) AND WILL BE RESERVED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Reserve now

For more information: Please call (818) 222-2782.

Knott’s Scary Farm Kicks Off 50th Anniversary

 

with New Mazes and Nostalgic Nods to Infamous Haunts of the Past Celebration Launches with Ticket Sales Opening on Monday - 100 Days Until Halloween

 

 This year marks 50 years of never-ending nightmares at Knott's Scary Farm. The spine-tingling tradition is Southern California's longest-running and most haunting Halloween theme park event. Starting Monday, tickets go on sale for a frightful experience that has left no tomb unearthed, no crypt unrattled and no fear untouched. This year's lineup is a culmination of five decades of terror that no one will want to miss select nights from September 21 through October 31. For those counting, that's 29 fearful nights of horror. 

 

This anniversary's lineup includes 10 frightening mazes, 5 sinister scare zones and 4 hair-raising shows. Guests can expect to uncover unforgettable experiences that will usher in characters from Haunt history. Those looking to unleash their inner monster at this year's event can purchase event tickets on July 24 at 10 AM.

This year, the event returns September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31. Knott's Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:00 pm – 1:00 am on select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

 

Scary Farm tickets go on sale July 24 at knottsscaryfarm.com

 

Special LWVGLA Meeting Day:

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023

Join us via Zoom  Court—

How will it impact our communities and our nation?

Another Momentous Year in the Supreme Court—

How will it impact our communities and our nation?

Speaker Erwin Chemerinsky Dean, Law School,

University of California, Berkeley

Open to the public:

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023

To register: Enter the following link into your phone, tablet, or computer to go to the Zoom egistratitinyurl.com/LWVmtg-reg

Platt Library Used Bookstore

A Rare Treasure and Volunteer Opportunity

 

          During these difficult times of trying to deal with the economy there is a hidden treasure -- Platt Library's used bookstore.  On any given day the store is bustling with satisfied customers.  Curiosity and bargain prices lure patrons into this inviting store.  It is hard to beat prices starting at $0.25 for children’s books, $0.50 for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardbacks. Browsing through the bookstore you will find a well-organized, user-friendly layout.  Non-fiction books are categorized by subject, fiction by author, and children’s by type.  Specialty books are featured, and there is a section for audio-visual materials. Donations of used books in good condition are accepted during library hours.  All proceeds go toward purchasing needed books and materials for the Platt Branch.  Come visit and see for yourself.

           Platt Branch Library Used Bookstore, 23600 Victory, Woodland Hills, is open every day the library is open and is staffed by dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Library.  To become a volunteer, please contact Sharon Schuster at sharon@schuster.org.

Sunday Bingo! Join The Fun!

Doors open at 11am. Bingo starts at Noon.

Address: 21433 Strathern Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304.

We play papers, machines, flash cards and King and Queen.

 

Also, our Hall is available for Rent  The phone number is (747)444-9188 for more information

The Underwood Family Farms 

Moorpark & Somis Farm Centers

open 9am - 6pm daily

 

Farm hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm daily. Children UNDER 2 & parking are FREE. For more information on our 25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival, including a link to purchase weekend on-line tickets required in October, please visit the Fall Harvest Festival page of our website.

www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com
 

CLUBS AND MEETINGS


PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for men newly diagnosed or with advanced disease meets at the Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village. Meetings are facilitated by licensed psychotherapists and are designed to serve as a forum for sharing concerns, information, and support as well as address the needs of those dealing with specific issues. A monthly meeting for men, family, and friends is held on the third Saturday at 10:30 AM. A twice-monthly meeting for men only is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. For more information,

call 805-379-4777 or visit the CSC website at www.cancersupportvvsb.org/.
 

ENCORE OLDER ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

Pierce College education program designed for older adults (50+). Encore offers FREE noncredit classes and some fee-based classes through Community Extension. (818) 710-2561 www.piercecollege.edu/encore

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

For those who have experienced loss of someone from cancer. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org“FAMILY AND FRIENDS” Support group for family, friends, and caregivers of cancer patients.(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.orgBUFF BONES Bone building exercise. Mon. & Weds. Agoura Hills Rec Center.www.bodysolveit.com

 

ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB

 

features performers playing ragtime music. $2 donation. Meets last Sun of the month.(818) 766-2384 MULTIPLE MYELOMA  Support Group. 3rd Wed. of every month.  (818) 515 6060www. SanFernandoValley.support.myeloma.org

 

6TH ANNUAL MAPPING MEANING: ADVENTURES IN CARTOGRAPHY

This exhibit presents a variety of beautiful maps and ways of reading them, along with objects from the times of their creation. Works date from the 16th century to the present, including a collection focusing on Scandinavia, a depiction of California as an island, and maps of the heavens. William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, 160 Overton Ct, Thousand Oaks.(805) 4933697 rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

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