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Suddenly65 Newsletter April 24, 2014

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 Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week

 

  Why are beans considered a super food?

They are a valuable source of protein and  have been known to  actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels instead of potentially causing them to increase, as some animal proteins have been shown to do.

Common varieties of beans include black beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, white beans, soybeans (edamame), and garbanzo beans (chickpeas).

And they’re healthy for your pocketbook  as well!

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HOW TO STEER CLEAR OF INVESTMENT SCAMS

Get wise to the strategies that con artists use to separate smart people from their money.  READ MORE HERE

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES

Why Increasing Retirement Income Is Important

If you’re wondering whether you will have enough assets to support your lifestyle during retirement, you’re not alone.

According to a recent study by Allianz Life Insurance Company in 2011, 51% of respondents said they were “extremely concerned” about possibly outliving their income. Some people try to address this common concern by withdrawing no more that 4% to 5% of an asset in retirement, and then increasing the withdrawn amount by 3% each year to offset the effects of inflation.

 

So, as you prepare for retirement or are currently retired, rethink simply looking for guaranteed retirement income – look for increasing income potential.

Speak with Marc Weiss to have all your financial questions answered.

To listen to Marc’s very informative video  CLICK HERE

Marc H. Weiss
Email: marc@archerweiss.com
License No. 0542576
818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901

 

  

ONEgeneration PRESENTS THEIR

SIXTH ANNUAL SENIOR SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

A Free Event for Baby Boomers and Seniors offering information, give-aways, food, and fun!

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit over 60 booths offering something of value to its dynamic audience ranging from middle-aged adults to baby boomers and beyond.

Presenters, demonstrations and health screenings amongst a dayof programming geared to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for that age group.

Topics include: Nutrition, Travel, Physical and Brain Health, Employment, and MuchMore!

Food and refreshments along with drawings for great prizes will be available!

 

Come spend the day with ONEgeneration for a remarkable day of learning and fun!


Come visit Suddenly65 at our booth!

Register Now by calling (818) 705-2345.
CLICK HERE TO SEE FLYER

ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd. Reseda. (Corner of Victory & Etiwanda)
Parking available on-site for handicapped placards only.

Additional parking is available at 17400 Victory Blvd. with FREE on-going shuttle service to and from the symposium every 10 minutes.

COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH SCREENINGS IN ENCINO

Thursday, May 1 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon

West-Val Pharmacy is offering tests which include:

Blood pressure
Total cholesterol
Blood glucose
Waist circumference
Body composition

Body mass index

Please call to schedule an appointment…818-788-2411

West-Val Pharmacy

5353 Balboa Blvd in Encino

HOPE CONNECTION BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization that offers on-going Spousal Loss and Parent Loss support groups in Encino and West Los Angeles.

Their groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 30 years.

Spousal Loss support groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in WLA and Thursday evenings in Encino.  A Spousal Loss Day Group is now being formed.

Parent Loss groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in Encino and on Wednesday in WLA.

For more information please call 818-788-HOPE (4673):
Email:  info@hopegroups.org  or  executivedirector@hopegroups.org

 or website www.hopegroups.org

 

THE OVARIAN CANCER CIRCLE EVENING AS INSPIRED BY
ROBIN BABBINI. HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER!

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Please do not miss an evening of hilarious comedy and good food while benefitting  this wonderful organization which helps to educate our young women (and all women) about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

To purchase tickets   www.theovariancancercircle.org/events

 

A SENIOR SCAM STOPPER

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Come to this Free Senior Seminar – Turning the Table on Fraud.

The Malibu Senior Center is partnering with Assemblymember Richard Bloom, the California Contractors State License Board, and the State Controller’s Office to host a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar.  A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.

The talk will be followed by a FREE catered lunch from 12:00-1:00pm.

For more information or to RSVP, please call the Malibu Senior Center at (310) 456-2489 ext. 357.

Malibu City Hall, Senior Center,
23825 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu

WHY IT’S  NEVER TOO LATE TO START RUNNING

Even marathons are safe for most older competitors, and running can boost brain power as it improves overall fitness
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE ACADEMY?

A beautiful community center for the mind, body and soul, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.  Join them in this peaceful relaxing atmosphere.

Here is a taste of more upcoming events:

April 29th, 7 pm     – Soraya Mire:  “Fire Eyes” – screening and book signing    $15 prepaid, $25 at the door

The recipient of the UN’s Humanitarian Award, Soraya Mire is a human rights activist, a filmmaker, and a spokesperson against female genital mutilation.  She has been featured on Oprah and other shows; and articles about her have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Essence. ”

April 30th, 3 – 4:30 – iPad Hands On Training with Tracie Karasik    $79

Discover features and benefits of your iPad! Your iPad can enhance your everyday life, whether for business, personal use, or just plain fun! Your grandchildren will be learning tips from you by the end of this course! Bring your iPad. Requirement: iOS7 (operating system)

May 1st, 7 – 8:30 pm -”Out of The Box” body movement with Lilach.
This is an introduction class to an 8 weeks series of this unique movement program that will increase your health, vitality, mood, energy, etc.   $20.00

 For more information:  Hayuta or Siggie  (818)343-0632

www.goodlifeacademy.net
or email to  info@goodlifeacademy.net

 

SENIORS  ENJOY SPECIAL PRICING ON HAIR, NAILS, AND SKINCARE TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS!
Are you looking for a professional stylist to update your look? The experienced staff at June & Co. Salon can do just that. All you have to do is call and make an appointment on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

Most services are discounted and are about half off the regular prices. If you are looking to get a pedicure, manicure or an updated  hairstyle please call and reserve your special appointment today.  818-887-6290

June & Company

20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland hills

(In the French Quarter)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW

ABOUT THE BOOMER GENERATION AND BEYOND

Friday, May 2 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Suddenly65 will moderate this panel of experts who will answer all your questions.

Have all your questions answered by various experts.

 

Refreshments will be served

Gift bags to all attending.

This is filling up quickly so please RSVP to Cindy Walkov at 818-481-4209 or CindyLW9@sbcglobal.net

Brandman Center
7150 Tampa Avenue in Reseda

Free valet parking
CLICK HERE TO SEE FLYER

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR STRESS REDUCTION
AND CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES BY LAURIE

If you thought you couldn’t do yoga or were afraid to try, then please consider Laurie’s gentle, healing yoga classes. They are different. These classes consist of poses that are adapted to different physical conditions with individualized attention so each gentle stretch is comfortable for everyone. Balance exercises, easy stretches, breathing exercises, visualizations and meditations are also offered in these supportive, restorative yoga classes.

Laurie specializes in working with seniors in her beautiful, private backyard yoga studio in Sherman Oaks. The setting is relaxing and revitalizing. Classes are small in size where Laurie brings compassion, hope and a large dose of humor.

She works with active people who hike, dance and play tennis who really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 pm – 3:15 pm. First time drop in rate is only $9.

 

Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga
818-915-1220
AN ONION A DAY – MOVE OVER APPLES!
If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, you would be wise to add an onion a day to that regimen.
ONE OF OUR READERS IS LOOKING
FOR AN AFTERNOON BUNCO GAME
Looking to join an afternoon Bunco Game, in the West San Fernando Valley. Leave message, repeat phone number. Contact:  Marilyn (818) 347-9317.

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WE WELCOME THE OPENING OF THE CHARLES STEWART HOWARD PLAYHOUSE WITH THE PLAY “COMPANY”

May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00)

This is Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award Winning Musical Company

 

“Robert has everything going for him. He’s good looking, charming with a great sense of humor and 3 of the best girlfriends a guy could hope for. So why is he still single?”

The score includes the hit song “Being Alive,” plus “Another Hundred People” and “The Ladies Who Lunch.” The original 1970 Broadway production received 14 Tony Award nominations, winning six of them — including Best Musical.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://bobby.brownpapertickets.com. Discount tickets are available for Warner Center News readers by using the code “WCN.”

For our Suddenly65 readers, tickets are available at www.bobby.brownpapertickets.com and if you put in the Password/Discount code of S65 (must be a capital “S”) there is a $10 discount per ticket.

The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse at Harter Hall
21338 Dumetz Road in Woodland Hills

(818) 835-0612

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BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES, EVEN  POETRY  READINGS -   ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY  -  HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Big Book Sale at Studio City

Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

A Play and Lecture About
California in the Underground Railroad

Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 pm

Dr. David Horne of the CSUN Pan African Studies faculty will discuss the role of California in the Underground Railroad.  He will be joined by actress CeCe Antoinette who portrays Sojourner Truth and Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams. Tammy Jenkins, soprano formerly with the San Francisco Opera, will perform spirituals used as code for the Railroad

North Hollywood – Amelia Earheart Library
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood

818-766-7185

National Poetry Month at Sunland-Tujunga Library

Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 pm

A stellar line-up of LA poets will read for National Poetry Month at the Sunland Tujunga Library: Molly Bendall has published in the Paris Review and many other journals; Karen Kevorkian’s most recent collection is Lizard Dream; Patty Seyburn’s fourth collection called Perfecta is forthcoming; Lynne Thompson is a past Pushcart Prize nominee.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

The NoHo Book Club

Saturday, April 26 from 4:00 until 5:00 pm

The Noho Book Club meets the 4th Saturday of every month. New Members Welcome! April’s book is “Run” by Ann Patchett.

 

North Hollywood Library (Amelia Earheart Branch)
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood
818-766-7185

 

The Studio City Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm

 The selection this month is “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly.

12511 Moorpark St in Studio City
818-755-7873
Seated Yoga with Yoga Expert Carol Dickman
Wednesday, April 30 from 10:30 am until 11:30 am
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Enjoy a free Seated 1 Hour Yoga class and Q & A session from yoga expert Carol Dickman

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth

818-341-4276

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 30 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Classes will be led by teachers from the Valley Dahn Yoga Center.  Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

 

 

REMEMBERING ERMA BOMBECK
Her lovely words of wisdom on aging still resonate with everyone!   CLICK HERE TO READ THEM

 

A CLOTHING, JEWELRY, AND
ACCESSORY SHOP COMES TO YOU!
She specializes in clothing for boomers and seniors.

 

Imperial Boutique is a boutique on wheels featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories.

The mobile boutique is a traveling store designed to bring shopping to you! She sets up shop at art shows, food festivals and other local events or simply book the truck for an appointment and they will gladly stop by your home or office.

The boutique truck is also available for private functions such as fund raisers, employee event days or show parties.  If you book a party, you receive a nice gift.

10% of her profits go toward charitable causes.

 

Email: L_Gorodkin@hotmail.com or call 818-571-7109

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

Autry at the Autry

Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon

Matinee double feature of Gene Autry favorites “The Strawberry Roan” (1948) & “The Big Sombrero” (1949).

Free w/admission.

Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park

323/667-2000

A Movie with Tom Hanks at the Sherman Oaks Library

Saturday, April 26 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm

Come and see a movie about the SAVING of the character named MR. BANKS from “Mary Poppins”.

Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks
818-205-9716

 

Cinema in Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 pm

Cal Lutheran’s International Film Festival screens ‘Chicken with Plums’ (France), set in 1950′s Tehran.

Muvico 14
166 W Hillcrest Dr in Thousand Oaks

805/493-3434

A Film at the North Hollywood Library

Thursday, May 1 at 2:00 pm

This month’s selection is

They’ve got popcorn too.  Everyone Welcome!

North Hollywood Library (Amelia Earheart Branch)
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood

818-766-7185

 

4 WAYS TO TURN YOUR WALK INTO A WORKOUT
A daily walk is a great way to maintain good health. These variations on your stroll can make the exercise even better.

TENNIS ANYONE?

Tennis in Thousand Oaks
Tennis for ages 50+
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 7:30-10:30am at

Wildflower Playfield, Courts 1, 2, & 3

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 7:00-10:00am

Borchard Center, Courts 2 & 3 Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00am

Women’s games at Thousand Oaks Center
Thursdays, 9:00-11:00am Women’s games at Triunfo Park

Call Mark Williams to join a group: (805) 381-2744.

Tennis at Studio City
Tennis for the 50+ players.  Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Program.

On Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  Bring your own racket.

Only $16.00 per month

For questions contact Sharon Crigler at 818-985-6236
or email sharoncrigler@sbcglobal.net
Studio City Park
12621 Rye Street in Studio City

POETRY AT THE SKIRBALL

Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

In honor of National Poetry Month, listen as some of the country’s most distinguished poets read selections from “The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry.” RSVP to 310-440-4500

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda in West LA

PUT A BABY, A DOG, AND SOME BUBBLES TOGETHER
Watch this sweet video – great way to start your day!

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SHALL WE DANCE?

Whether it’s folk dancing, line dancing, square dancing, or just plain dancing to live music – this is a marvelous venue for making new friends and having a lot of fun while you’re getting that cardio going!  And most of these events are free and both singles and couples are welcome!

Conejo Valley Senior Dance Orchestra

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm

Join Ed LaFata as he rehearses the Unforgettables and they perform the music of the Big Band Era of the 40′s, 50′s & 60′s.

There is no meeting on 1st Thursday of each month.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Social Dancing to the 30′s, 40′s, & 50′s

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some great music in this fun social atmosphere. Coordinator: Fred Phillips

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Ballroom Dancing in Granada Hills

Friday, April 25 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Relaxed fun environment with a variety of music, dance lesson, and lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.

$16.00 cover

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club in Thousand Oaks

Saturday, April 26 from 7:30 until 10:30 pm

$7.00 suggested donation

Call (805) 492-1669 for information

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Ballroom Dancing in Burbank

Every Thursday from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm

Admission $7.00 – both singles and couples welcome

Live music with taped music during intermission

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

Square Dancing in La Crescenta

Friday, May 2 from 8:00 until 10:00 pm

Find out how much fun square dancing is with “the Friendliest Little Club in the Foothills!”

The caller for this evening will be David Mee

Refreshments follow the dancing.

The Women’s Club
4004 La Crescenta Ave in Montrose

818-957-9806

Square Dancing  in Burbank

Friday, April 25 from 7:00 pm until 10:30 pm

Join the Western Weavers as they have an evening of square dancing. Both singles and couples are welcome.
The cost is $8.00 per person.

 

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank
818-238-5353

Ballroom Dancing in Woodland Hills

Saturday, April 26 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm

(doors open at 6:30 pm)

Dance to the music of the Little Fish Band  -  playing classic rock and blues.  They will have a special guest comedian in between sets – Cliff Cooper.   SEE FLYER HERE

$10.00 cover charge – both singles and couples welcome.

Call Bucky @ 818-692-0701 for more information

American Legion #826

5320 Fallbrook Ave in Woodland Hills   (parkng back of bldg) 


A note here – we saw the play “Don’t Leave It All To Your Children” this past Sunday and highly highly recommend it!
A hilariously funny nostailgic take on what it is to be a
boomer  or senior!  A delightful afternoon!  Information in the Theatre Section.

OPERA LOVERS WILL SING THE PRAISE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Opera in Calabasas

Thursday, May 1 from 9:30 until 11:00 am

Steve Kohn with the LA Opera presents various lectures on the different periods of opera through the ages.

This time he will present The Classical Period – The Marriage of Figaro.

The cost is $5.00 and RSVP is a must – please call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall
Calabasas.(behind library at the Commons Center)

 

An Amici della Musica Dinner-and-Song Night

Sunday, May 4 at 6:00 pm

You’ll enjoy Favorites from Opera, Broadway, Jazz and Pop featuring

 

Shira Renee Thomas, soprano
Dylan F. Thomas, tenor
Lindsay Kazan, soprano

and 16-year-old prodigy Solene Le Van

Full-course Italian dinner (with your choice of entree: chicken or eggplant parmigiana, salmon, or lasagna) and 2 hours of great entertainment.  $49.00 including tax and tip.

Reservations required as this event gets sold out very quickly
 818-517-4102 or www.centerstageopera.org

Presented by Jerry Brown, General Director, Center Stage Opera

Roma Bistro
19524 Nordhoff in Northridge

SENIOR RESOURCES  

Do you have a relative who needs personal care that you or another person cannot give them?
What do you do? Who do you call?

Can you afford to have a family member go into assisted living home or community?  Do you know which homes or communities best suit your loved ones needs?
Who do you ask?

Do you know a friend or family member who needs some short- term help due to a fall or illness?
Who do you turn to?

Someone you care about is coming home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility and needs help to get back to everyday living at home.
What do you do and who do you call?

People are turning to Senior Resources, Inc., LA’s premiere in-home care service provider and placement service.  A San Fernando Valley based company who can help keep your loved one safe, healthy and independent.  If you need answers and solutions call Senior Resources, Inc. 818-359-2125

Their companions and caregivers are also specially trained in fall prevention which is very important to this age group.

Get the help you need, when you need it – 818-359-2125

Los Angeles’ premier home care company – call them now!

CHATSWORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRESENTS A GARDEN FESTIVAL

 

Sunday, April 28 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Chatsworth Historical Society is celebrating Chatsworth’s 125th birthday with A Garden Festival featuring Roses and Crafts.

Festival attractions include tours of Minnie’s Cottage, a bake sale, live plant sale, arts and crafts, afternoon tea in the Duchess Tea Room, a quilt display from the Veteran’s Quilt Project, and much more!

Parking available at Chatsworth train depot with shuttle service every 15 minutes.

All Proceeds go to the Chatsworth Historical Society for the preservation of the Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre and the Virginia Watson Chatsworth Museum.

$5 Admission Donation

Children $1, Kids Under 5 Free   SEE FLYER HERE

For additional information please call (818) 882-5614, email chatsworthhistory@gmail.com, or visit www.historicalsocieties.net

The Homestead Acre

10385 Shadow Oak Dr. in Chatsworth

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MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

For all the music lovers out there – and who doesn’t love music! From Broadway to jazz to Dixieland to bluegrass and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to go to listen and enjoy.

Concert at CalArts

Friday, April 25 at 8:00 pm

“Nova Chordis” The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble performs new choral works by CalArts Composers.

Wild Beast, CalArts,
24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia

661/253-7800

Ventura County Blues Festival

Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 am

Tickets $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the gate

For more information call 805-501-7122

Moorpark College

7075 Campus Road in  Moorpark

Bluegrass in West Hills

Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 until 5:00 pm

The Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern California hosts a casual jam session – break out your instruments or just listen.

 

West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St in West Hills

818/992-4142

 

CASINO NIGHT BUNCO  IN CHATSWORTH

Saturday, April 26 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm

The public is invited to this special semi-annual event.  You don’t need to know how to play Bunco…just roll the dice!  Winners spin for CASH & door prizes.

Join them at 7:00 in the banquet room for dessert, followed by Bunco at 7:30.  Reserve your seats: 818-882-6437. Pay at the door.

$20 per person/$35 per couple (includes dessert & drink).

SanSai Japanese Grill
9243 Winnetka Ave. in Chatsworth.  Free parking.

 

 

YOU HAVE A WHOLE BOX OF SMALL TOMATOES
BUT HOW TO CUT THEM IN HALF?

Watch this amazing video to make it so easy.
Thanks to my friend Michele the Trainer for sending this incredibly easy trick to me.    CLICK HERE

 

COME TO THE 48th ANNUAL GARDEN CLUB’S “MARDI GRAS”

Sunday, April 26 from 9:00 am until 2:00pm

Southern California Garden Club, the oldest and largest garden club in the San Fernando Valley, is pleased to present its annual educational and fundraising event.

Including a Plant Market, Bake Sale, and White Elephant Sale!

Free admission – SEE FLYER HERE

Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Boulevard in Encino

 

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST 
She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge who has the background and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling their family home.

Here is a Realtor who understands the challenges of moving, particularly with those who have been in their homes for many years, and has the patience to go above-and-beyond to make their move hassle-free.

She says this about the current real estate market:

“Our real estate market here in the San Fernando Valley has slowlyrecovered. Over the last year prices have increased up to 20%, whileinterest rates remain under 5%. If you are considering selling your home,call me for some great tips to increase your home’s value.  I am always hereto help answer any questions you have. Feel free to contact me anytime for

a no-obligation consultation”

For one of her great letters of recommendation CLICK HERE

 

She is here to help you with all your real estate needs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

Danielle Nieves
Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified
CalBRE#01821674
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 818-635-5102

PASSING OF THE LAURELS
VILLAGE POETS OF SUNLAND-TUJUNGA

Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 pm

Current poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, Dorothy Skiles will pass her coveted wreath to newly elected laureate, Elsa S. Frausto.

Enjoy an afternoon of original perceptions and insights from these outstanding writers.

Join Councilman Felipe Fuentes, and representatives from Congressman Adam Schiff’s office and Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office who will attend to usher in the festivities of this gala event.

Reception to follow.  Free to the public.
For more information call 818-352-5285

McGroarty Arts Center

7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga

7 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM
THE EAST ABOUT AGING GRACEFULLY

The world’s largest population of older healthy adults is on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And the last two people who held the title of world’s oldest person (116 in both cases) were from Japan.

So what does Japan know that the Western world doesn’t about longevity and aging? We’d broaden that to what does the East know that the West doesn’t? To read the seven things we can learn from the East about aging:     CLICK HERE

 

ARE YOU DOWNSIZING? 
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR BELONGINGS
AS TO WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?
When you need to down size, The $ales Ladi-EZ (TSLZ) step in to convert your personal treasures and belongings into cash.  They can help with this dilemma.

 

TSLZ provides comprehensive custom services that help simplify your personal transition.   They travel to you to assess your personal belongings and how best to unearth their monetary value.

Their team of experts will evaluate your available inventory and create a personal plan that maximizes the cash that can be generated from the sale of your household and personal items. 

 

TSLZ comprehensive services provide you with full documentation of your inventory including pictures and written descriptions of each item.

And if it’s just “I need to get rid of this stuff,” TSLZ can help with that, too.

To read their wonderful testimonials here:  CLICK HERE

Visit website www.tsl-ez.com
Mandy at The $ales Ladi-EZ

818-304-8174

 

4TH FRIDAYS AT MCGROARTY

Friday, April 25th from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Start your weekend off right and come over to their house which is a lovely home nestled up in the hills of Tujunga.

 This month Dr. Blues and Friends offers up cool jazz sounds with a contemporary beat. Relax on the terrace, dance in their main hall, visit with friends and have a great time!  Complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

$5.00 per person – for more  information call 818-352-5285

McGroarty Arts Center

7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga

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DECLINED OR HIGHLY RATED FOR LIFE INSURANCE?

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Simply request a LIFE INSURANCE quote by calling 877-224-0477 or email to info@lifeinsurancesolutions.biz

Let’s turn low expectations into a more positive reasonable outcome!

LET’S MAKE 2014 A GREAT YEAR

In the past 30 years Life Insurance Solutions has helped hundreds of folks obtain an affordable life insurance program. Let them help you.

Thank you
Jerry Izenberg
Agency Principal
877-224-0477
CA License #0697588

Member National Ethics Bureau
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JOIN THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S
WOMENS BUILDING A HOME

Saturday, May 10 from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm

C’mon women – grab your hammers and nails and join other women in helping to build a home for a female veteran.  Join a fun group of women helping in  this endeavor.

Cost is $35.00 and includes a T-shirt, pink hard hat, breakfast and lunch!!  Sign up now since there is only room for 300 women and  space  is filling up very quickly.

For more information go to www.humanityca.org/ourevents

 

A DAY AT SANTA ANITA

Thursday, June 12 from, 9:30 am until 6:00 pm

Join the St. Mel Travel Club for a fun day at the races and wonderful food.

This is a “Salute to Seniors” day at the track and you’ll enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch.  Seating is  in the club court area of the clubhouse with reserved seats.

Cost is $54.00.

For reservations and information call Hope at 818-712-0352 or Marilyn at 818-854-6000

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING PLACES
TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

Fabulous Friday Films at Granada Hills

Friday, Apr 25 from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Watch as these popular blue characters race to save one another.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Clarissa’s Closet

April 26 & 27

A musical for families about a girl who cleans out her closet and runs into exciting adventures.

Seniors are $15 – 17.00 – call for the various times

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St in Newhall
661-799-2702
Family Fun Movies in Chatsworth

Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm

Come join them for an icy family movie about a quirky trio who battles the frosty elements to save the kingdom from destruction. Free! Bring your own snacks!

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth

818-341-4276

Science Festival in Paramount Ranch

Saturday, April 26 from 10 am – 4 pm

For inquiring minds of all ages: Watch owls fly; identify a wildflower; learn to track mountain lions & bobcats and listen to stories from long ago. Discover the mysteries of your neighborhood national park.

Paramount Ranch, Cornell Way near Kanan Road
(call for directions)

805/370-2301

Hunt Blacksmith Shop Grand Openning

Sunday, April 27th from 11am – 4 pm

Dedication, children’s activities, tours, BBQ

Adults $10; Children 12 & under $5
Reservations are a must: Call Joanne (805) 375-0459

 

Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex
51 South Ventu Park Road

Newbury Park

Kids “Flea Market” at the Vintage Market at Pierce College

Sunday, April 27 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm

The Topanga Vintage Market coincides with the much-loved Pierce Farm Walk, so TVM is launching the “Kid Flea”, a pint-sized market within the flea market.

The Kid Flea will include a Trackless Choo Choo Train, a face painter (from Disneyland!), a Vintage Game Arcade with everything from skeeball to Pacman, adopt-a-kittys to play with (and hopefully take home), a Scavenger Hunt for flea market treasures, and kids’ music (including kidsplaying music) in the shady Music Lounge.  More delights are being added every day!  They also have our wunderkind “youngest Picker” Connor McCrory offering free appraisals so bring your heirlooms!  He specializes in Barbies and Bakelite.

The Kid Flea is in addition to the market’s usual 180 vintage and arts vendors, and food trucks will be serving special kids meals as well as their regular menus.

Pierce College Woodland Hills
(Enter Victory Blvd at Mason Ave.)

 

Meet The Cowboys At The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 24 thru 27

Event includes cowboy, music, and childrens’ activities

Main event venue is the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio

(shuttle parking to the studio from Railroad Ave and 13th Street inNewhall).

Check website for related entertainment at other venues  www.cowboyfestival.org or call 661-250-3735

Rumpelstiltskin

thru May 3  -  Saturdays  at 10 am and 1 pm

An interactive retelling of the classic story where children in the audience get to be part of the play! It’s a magical experience for everyone!

$12 general admission, $8 Children, students, and seniors

Clyde Porter’s
West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave in Canoga Park

818-884-1907

Ride the Farm Animals at Underwood Family Farms

Also climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, birds, rabbits, cows, pigs, and horses as well as emus and alpacas)

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.

Rides and some shows maybe additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Chumash Indian Museum

Thursday through Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm

Visit the exhibits, displays, artifacts, tours, and lectures about the Chumash Indians who once occupied this land.

There are also guided nature hikes to painted caves that are located on the property.

(by appointment only)

Seniors $3.00 and children under 12 also $3.00

Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks

805-492-8076

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturdays through June 14 at 1:00 pm

A musical version of the story for ages 3-9 and their families

Adults $12.00 & children $10.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd in West Los Angeles

818-761-2203

 

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Please forward to everyone you know so they

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The postings or information seen here do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Suddenly65 (or Max Izenberg).  These are considered reliable, however we cannot guarantee their accuracy or exactness.  They are posted for the general public as a guideline for certain types of resources they may be looking for.  

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Upcoming Events

Places to go,

things to do,

people to meet,

literary events,

theatre, festivals,

and carnivals…

everything that’s

going on in

your backyard!

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GUYS AND DOLLS

The Damon
Runyon Play

Apr 25 – 27

Frid @ 7:30 pm
Sat @ 1:30 & 7:30 pm

Sunday @ 3:30 pm

Tickets $15.00

818-835-2716

Class Act
Musical Theatre
5345 Wilhelmina Ave

Woodland Hills

 

SPRING AWAKENING

Winner of eight

Tony Awards

Apr 25-26 & May 2-3

at 7:30 pm

Apr 27 & May 4

at 2:30 pm

Tickets $25.00

Contains explicit
sexual language

and situations

Thousand Oaks
Civic Arts Plaza
The Scherr Forum Theater
2100 T. Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks

805-449-2787

STRAIGHTEN UP

AND FLY RIGHT

The Nat King Cole Tribute
 featuring
Ramsey Lewis

 & John Pizzarelli 

Saturday, Apr 26

8:00 pm

Tickets $25 – 65.00

 

Valley Performing
Art Centre
CSUN at Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge 

818-677-3000

WARNER CENTER

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIRE

April 26 – 27 from

10:00 – 5:00

Original Hand-Made
Candles, Ceramics, Dolls,
Etchings,  Glass
 Jewelry, Metal,
Mixed Media, Odds and
Ends, Paintings, Photography,
Porcelain, Sculpture

and Water Color.

Admission is Free!

Warner Center Park
Corner of Topanga Cyn
and Oxnard Street

Woodland Hills

 

KIWANIS 15TH ANNUAL
CAR SHOW & ARTS

AND CRAFTS FAIR

Sunday, April 27

9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

 

Live entertainment,
goodie bags,
raffle prizes, event T-shirts,
gift baskets,
opportunity drawings
50/50 drawing,
arts and crafts
and gorgeous
vintage cars,

trucks and motorcycles

Their best pancake breakfast

 and lunch will be served.  

Johnny Carson Park
400 Bob Hope Drive

Burbank

TOPANGA

VINTAGE MARKET

Now at
Pierce College

 

Sunday, Apr 27

8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Over 180 of LA’s top
vintage vendors,
plus art
crafts, music and

food trucks!

$2.00 admission
Kids free

No pets please

Pierce College
Woodland Hills

(Enter Victory Blvd
at Mason Ave.)

 

DETECTIVE PARTNER

HERO VILLAIN

A play about discovering

truth and trust

thru May 24

Frid & Sat at 8:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

800-838-3006

NoHo Actors studio
5215 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood

MEL BROOKS’

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

A musical comedy
based on the

1974 movie

thru May 25

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $20.00

805-583-7900

Simi Valley
Cultural Arts
3050 Los Angeles Ave

Simi Valley

BEYOND SIGHT

A play about a
solider who returns
home after being

blinded in combat

thru May 25

(no show May 17)

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

310-902-8220

Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood

 

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CANOGA  PARK BOWL
AND  THE SFV

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the  “Bowl”

 in the “Lane 33″ Lounge 

featuring

The Blues Bandits
as they sing and play

 the “Blues,” featuring

David Reo, guitar/vocals
Jimi Dee, guitar/vocals
Larry Muradian, bass

Chuck Burkinshaw, drums   

Wed, Apr 30 
@ 8:00 pm

 

Free Admission
Two Drink Minimum

 

 818-347-4807

Canoga Park Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street

Canoga Park

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC COUPLES

COUNSELING

A new comedy about
a psychotherapist to

Shakespearean couples

Thru Apr 27

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $10.00

323-960-5774
Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
NoHo Arts District

North Hollywood

DAMN YANKEES

The award winning

baseball musical

thru Apr 27

Call for

various times

Seniors $17.00

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St
Newhall
661-799-2702

 

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

An Unforgettable Evening of

 Musical Theatre

thru April 27

Frid & Sat at 8:00 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Little Victory Theatre
3326 W. Victory Blvd
Burbank

818-841-5422

 

THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The classic play about
desperate people coming to the

  end of their rope

thru  Apr 27

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $25.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood

323-851-7977

 

THE ODD COUPLE

Neil Simon’s
hilarious play and
winner of the 1965
Tony Award

 

Thru May 4

Fri. and Sat. at 8pm

Sundays at 2:30pm. 

With two Thurs. Shows

April 10 & April 24
@ 8pm

West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth
Canoga Park

818-884-1907

 

LEND ME 

A TENOR

A screwball comedy

About an opera singer

thru May 4
Call for

Various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

 

TOM SAWYER

Uproarious fun
for anyone still

young at heart.

Thru May 4

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors (55+) $16.00

High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street
Moorpark

805-529-8700

 

 

SOVEREIGN BODY

A play about the effect
an uninvited guest has

on the family matriarch

thru May 10

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $34.00

866-811-4111

The Historic
Lankershim
Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood

 

RED HOT DINER

A hot rockin’ musical

50s, 60s, 70s and whatever!

thru May 18

 

Call for various
dates and times
Seniors $25.00 donation

(Sorry, no children
 under 12)

818-998-0185

Big Oak Theatre
22200 Chatsworth St.

Chatsworth

 

TOP GIRLS

A play about office

politics and power

thru May 18

Thur & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30 – 34.00

The Antaeus Company
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

818-506-1983

THE MINISTER’S

BLACK VEIL

Based on a story
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
about a minister who

wears a black veil

thru  May 18

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $15.00

Eclectic Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon
ValleyVillage

818-508-3003

 

SAM SHEPARD’S

 ”FOOL FOR LOVE”

What is it that keeps us coming back
  for more, even
  when logic tells
 us it would be better

 to just walk away?

thru May 18

Sat & Sun @ 8:00 pm

Tickets $15.99

Scrap Metal Theatre
The NoHo
Actors’ Studio
5215 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood

 

THE LION

IN WINTER

With Mariette Hartley

thru May 18

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20 – 50.00

The Colony Theatre
555 N Third St
Burbank

818-558-7000

BE A GOOD

LITTLE WIDOW

A new play about
A woman who
suddenly becomes

a widow

thru May 25

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Tickets $25.00

NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd
N. Hollywood

323-960-7740

DON’T LEAVE IT ALL

TO YOUR CHILDREN

The winning play from
Broadway – a musical
about life and love from

a senior’s viewpoint

Due to demand
show extended
thru May 30

 

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

818-838-3006

 

UNNATURAL ACT

An Evening with
David Deeble –
Magician and

Comedian

“a whirlwind display of
 inappropriate skills
with laugh-out-loud

commentary and Juggling”

thru June 21

7:00 pm

Tickets $25 – 35.00

depending on seats

Encore Theatre
8818 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

323-452-3335


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Sherman Oaks  

Senior Center

www.vic-la.org

 

 

Other Social

Senior Activities

www.joycesseniorchoices.org   

 

Hope Connection

Bereavement Groups 

www.hopegroups.org  

 

SFV Senior Resource Guide

www.seniorservicessfv.org  

 

The Madrid Theatre

http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/  

 

  

Music and Entertainment

 ”The Golden Age of

American Popular Music”

www.composershows.com  

    

 

SFV MAPS

Various Senior Resources

www.sfvmaps.org/resources.html  

 

 

 

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 Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week

Include basil in your weekly regimen because it is

 one of nature’s hidden secrets for continuing good health.  

 

Basil has anti-Inflammatory effects, contains nutrients

essential for cardiovascular health, and contains magnesium, copper, Vitamin C, and is a good source of calcium,

iron, folate and omega-3 fatty acids.

Use it to make pesto and even

add it to hot tea to calm your stomach.

Store it in a vase filled with water – leave it on your  kitchen counter and you will capture the aroma of this amazing herb every time you walk into your kitchen!

 

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BEWARE OF CALLERS FROM LADWP

ASKING FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS

Councilman Mitchell Englander’s office has put out a warning about these phone scammers.  His office was alerted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that there are persistent phone scammers that have been deceiving LADWP customers into paying non-existent water and power bills with threats of immediate service shut off.

READ MORE HERE

 

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES

He Talks Today About Indexed Annuities

Annuities, which at their most basic are periodic, lifetime payments by insurance companies made in return for lump-sum contributions, originally were a way for retired people to receive regular, guaranteed income without outliving their money.

Some insurance companies created annuities with payments or cash values that vary with movements in the financial markets and have guarantees.  One type, Indexed Annuities, ties payments to movements of an underlying stock index and, or states up-front to the investor a guaranteed income either immediately for retirees or at some future point for working folks, promising an income they cannot outlive.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE  about indexed annuities and the protection they offer.

 

I believe that they are a good fit for someone who is trying to grow their money in retirement and create an income to cover their monthly living expenses.

I also believe they are an excellent investment for Boomers wanting to accumulate as much money, SAFELY and without risk as possible, for their future retirement.

Speak with Marc Weiss to have all your financial questions answered.

To listen to Marc’s very informative video  CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE  to read Marc’s April newsletter

Marc H. Weiss
Email: marc@archerweiss.com
License No. 0542576
818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901

 

IMAGINE BEING HOMEBOUND DUE TO ILLNESS AND

HAVING THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE COME TO YOU
TO GIVE YOU A MANICURE OR A PEDICURE OR JUST
GENERAL GROOMING!

Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.  They are available 7 days a week 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

They send licensed Beauty Professionals along with their “Beauty Buddies” to the homes of clients whose illness or condition prevents them from accessing a salon or spa. Their mission is to give their clients and their caregivers a pampering touch and companionship during difficult times.

Beauty Bus Foundation serves men, women and children with the following diseases or conditions: ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Cancer, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, Stroke, Other select Neuromuscular and Motor Neuron Diseases – and their caregivers.

They also are looking for volunteers.  To get involved as a client or volunteer please contact Erika at 310-392-0900 or erika@beautybus.org    www.beautybus.org

 

 

HOPE CONNECTION BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization that offers on-going Spousal Loss and Parent Loss support groups in Encino and West Los Angeles.

Their groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 30 years.

Spousal Loss support groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in WLA and Thursday evenings in Encino.  A Spousal Loss Day Group is now being formed.

Parent Loss groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in Encino and on Wednesday in WLA.

For more information please call 818-788-HOPE (4673):
Email:  info@hopegroups.org  or  executivedirector@hopegroups.org

 or website www.hopegroups.org

DO YOU LIKE TO TELL STORIES?  OR MAYBE LISTEN TO SOME?

Thursday, April 24 from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

The San Fernando Storytelling Guild meets on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Encino area, for those interested in telling stories or just listening to great stories. 

All are welcomed, no charge. For directions please call Bobbie at 818 343-2693.   

 

BINGO ANYONE!

The Rotary Club of Greater Van Nuys is having a BINGO evening at Birmingham High School, at Birmingham High Street on the north side of Victory Boulevard, between Balboa and Louise Street, Van Nuys, on Wednesday evening, April 23, from 6:30 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.  The Multipurpose Room is just north of the parking lot.  Funds raised go to support the many community and civic projects of the club. 

The admission donation of $20.00 gives participants 30 bingo cards and more cards may be purchased. Sixteen games are played throughout the evening with prizes up to $200.00.  Drinks and snacks are available from the High School Booster Club.  

For any questions 818-882-1395.
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SAVE THE DATE – EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO
KNOW ABOUT THE BOOMER GENERATION AND BEYOND

Friday, May 2 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Suddenly65 will moderate this panel of experts who will answer all your questions.

Have your questions answered by various experts.
Refreshments will be served
Gift bags to all attending.

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BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES, EVEN READ ALOUD SHAKESPEARE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE!  
ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY  – HOT OFF THE PRESS!

 

Giant Book Sale at the Chatsworth Library
Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

The sale includes thousands of almost new hardbound books and a huge selection of paperbacks to stock up on for your reading pleasure, all at a fraction of the cost of new books.  Hardbound books are only $1.00 each, and paperbacks and videos are just 50 cents each.

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth
The parking lot and entrance are located off Variel Avenue

818-341-4276

A One-Act Play at the Northridge Library

Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 pm

A one-act play by playwright Cliff Johnson and performed by actor Arnold Weiss.  Learn about Viktor Frankl’s experiences and beliefs as documented in his renowned book “Man’s Search for Meaning”.    Q & A with playwright to follow.

Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue in Northridge

818-886-3640

A Writing Workshop at the Silverlake Library

Saturday, April 19 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm

Turn your memories into vivid writing for inner exploration, to preserve family history or to prepare for publication.  Try your hand at memoir writing or fiction. Warm, supportive atmosphere. No writing experience necessary.

Silverlake Library
2411 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles

323-913-7451

World Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Library

Monday, April 21 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Enjoy classic and contemporary stories that deal with thought provoking issues.  Enjoy lively discussions for people who love to read and share ideas and insights.  Currently reading short stories from Other Voices, Other Vistas: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction.

This week’s selection is: “The Interview” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and “A Horse and Two Goats” by R.K. Narayan.

 

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Adult Book Club at Studio City Library

Tuesday, April 22nd from 6:30-7:30 pm

This month they are reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark Street in Studio City
818-755-7873
Is “Her” Here at the Calabasas Library

Tuesday, April 22 from :00 until 10:30 am

They will discuss an overview of artificial intelligence, its incursion into today’s life and machines, and conjecture ‘what’s next’.

Burt Sigal is the presenter.  Please RSVP to 818- 880-6461

Founders Hall inCalabasas

behind library at the Commons Center

Mysteries at the Buena Vista Library

Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

Sisters in Crime/LA present “Die Laughing,” a panel discussion on homicide with a side of humor, featuring Connie Archer, Betty Hechtman, Cindy Sample, & Stephen Buehler.

Call to confirm location.

Buena Vista Branch of BPL
300 N Buena Vista St in Burbank

818/238-5620

Seated Yoga with yoga expert Carol Dickman
Wednesday, April 23 from 10:30 am until 11:30 am
.

Enjoy a free Seated 1 Hour Yoga class and Q & A session from yoga expert Carol Dickman

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth

818-341-4276

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 23 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Classes will be led by teachers from the Valley Dahn Yoga Center. Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Meditation for Beginners at Mid-Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 23 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

A free weekly class for those interested in meditation. You will learn basic principles and techniques of seated meditation, walking meditation, and chanting meditation. The practice of these meditations will help you stay balanced and focused throughout your daily life. For registration, call 818-893-8894 or email sfv@wonbuddhism.org.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Read Aloud Shakespeare at the Woodland Hills Library

Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm

The best way to read Shakespeare is aloud.  Join educator/actor Richard MacPherson, as he continues from where readers left off in March.

As he reads aloud “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, library patrons are invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or simply as audience members.  Copies of Julius Caesar are available upon request.

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Cover to Cover Book Club

Thursday, April 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Join them for a discussion of “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. New members welcome!

Mid Valley Regional
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

An Author Talk/Book Signing in Calabasas

Thursday, April 24 from 1:00 until 2:30 pm

Enjoy this fascinating talk by Lee Gale Gruen about how her second careet included joining her 85 year old father in a brand new venture.

My good friend Lee Gale has written a book “Adventures With Dad:  A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting  Class”.

The cost is $5.00 and RSVP is a must – please call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall
Calabasas.

behind library at the Commons Center

 

 

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Their team of experts will evaluate your available inventory and create a personal plan that maximizes the cash that can be generated from the sale of your household and personal items. 

 

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CROCHET CLASSES IN SHERMAN OAKS
CHANGING DAY AND TIME

The crochet classes at the Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center are moving to Thursdays at 9am starting May 1, and everyone is welcome.

Before starting to crochet a scarf, shawl, kitchen wash rag or pair of socks, you’ll want to know which materials are right, what hook to use, the basic stitches and how to read patterns. Come see the possibilities! Supplies will be initially provided and 40%-off coupons from Michaels and Jo-Ann’s will be available.

Call Yolanda at 818-981-1284, and tell her if you’d like to learn about crochet ..OR.. relax and KNIT or CROCHET at a Stitch-n-Chat at:
Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys Senior Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
south of Magnolia, in the Administration Bldg.

 

WEST HILLS’ ANNUAL EGGSTRAVAGANZA
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR

Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shadow Ranch Recreation Center and West Hills Neighborhood Council invite you to participate in their Annual Public Safety & Health Fair

Egg hunts, children’s activities, vendors, Shakey Quakey Schoolhouse, a blues band, a jazz band and much more!

Shadow Ranch Park

22633 Vanowen Street in West Hills

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE ACADEMY?

A beautiful community center for the mind, body and soul, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

Here is a taste of their upcoming events:

MEDITATION & SELF HYPNOSIS THE HAYUTA WAY:  easy, practical, useful, fun, short…and anyone can do it.

Classes begin Monday, April 21 from 12:00 noon until
1:15 pm

This is a monthly class (every 3rd Monday of the month).   $35

Another interesting class they offer:

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR iPHONE?
Learn How To Use and Master Your iPhone with Tracie Karasik.

Monday, April 21, 12 noon – 1:15 pm and Monday, April 28 from 10 until 11:30 pm

Learn how to browse the web, check your email, setup reminders, add contacts, make/ receive calls, capture every moment with your iPhone’s HD video camera, and more!

Bring your iPhone. Requirement: iPhone 4 or later, iOS7 (operating system).

 $79 per person.  Tracie Karasik, the teacher has 3.5 years working at Apple, Inc.

See next week for more innovative interesting upcoming classes

For more information: call Hayuta or Siggie (818)343-0632

info@goodlifeacademy.net

 

 

THE VOLUNTEER LEAGUE OF THE SFV
IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IMMEDIATELY!

They are located in a very charming historic house in Van Nuys and this wonderful group of women volunteers help to clothe needy children in school uniforms referred to them by LAUSD nurses and social workers as well as from shelters.

In addition to the uniforms they also give them backpacks, school supplies, toiletries, books, toys and gently used clothing.  And they welcome donations of these items, too!

They operate during the school year Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30AM – noon.

If you’re interested please contact Bonnie Green at 818-363-7039 or maven1908@yahoo.com.

Please check out their website: CLICK HERE
 

JOIN THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S
WOMENS BUILDING A HOME

Saturday, May 10 from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm

C’mon women – grab your hammers and nails and join other women in helping to build a home for a female veteran.  Join a fun group of women helping in  this endeavor.

Cost is $35.00 and includes a T-shirt, pink hard hat, breakfast and lunch!!  Sign up now since there is only room for 300 women and space is filling up very quickly.

For more information  CLICK HERE

FOR THE OPERA LOVERS

Opera Talk at the Porter Ranch Library

Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm

Join them for free lectures presented by the Los Angeles
Opera League.

Enjoy an introduction to each opera of the 2014 Los Angeles Opera season, including excerpts from previous productions.

This month’s talk will be on “Thais”.

Porter Ranch Library
11371 Tampa Ave in Northridge

818-360-5706

A Poetic Folk Opera at CalArts

Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

“Hinter: The Hour of the Half-See” is a poetic folk opera that is ambulatory & site-specific.

Outdoor areas at CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia

661/253-7800

Opera in Calabasas

Thursday, April 24 from 9:30 until 11:00 am

Steve Kohn with the LA Opera presents various lectures on the different periods of opera through the ages.

This time he will present The Baroque Period – Giulio Cesare (Handell)

 The cost is $5.00 and RSVP is a must – please call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall
Calabasas.(behind library at the Commons Center)

WHAT IS ICE? AND DO YOU HAVE IT?

It means “in case of emergency” and in case of an accident or other emergency, the person needed to contact is right there under that category.

So on your cell phone, make sure someone will have the means to contact the person who would need to know where you are. Just input that person’s name and phone number and instead of using their name, just name it “ICE”.  You can have them under both that name and their own name.  It’s that simple and could be an extremely important asset in case of any kind of emergency!

 

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A REVERSE MORTGAGE?

Call them today to schedule your “free, no obligation” consultation.

Do you want to learn more about reverse mortgages?  Check out their compilation of the 10 most common myths concerning reverse mortgages.   CLICK HERE TO READ THEM

Robert Satnick is a 28 year veteran of the mortgage finance industry.  He is an accomplished leader and the broker/owner of Prime Financial Services.   Satnick served three terms as a director of the California Mortgage Bankers Association.  In 2008, he culminated his 9 year tenure having being recognized by his peers and voted in as President and Chairman of the Board.

Robert Satnick
Broker/Owner
Prime Financial Services
818.484.3237
Robert@PFSlend.com    www.PFSLend.com

BRE #: 01253898   NMLS #: 243540

 

 

NATURE TALK IN ENCINO

Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm

Kelly M O’Reilly presents “Threatened & Endangered Birds of Bolsa Chica, Post Restoration” for the Audubon Society.

Community Center
4935 Balboa Blvd in Encino

818/831-2438

TRAVELING/FLYING WITH YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS?

Here are some new guidelines in order to avoid problems
going through security.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WINGS OVER WENDY’S?

This is a club for retired military fliers and they meet on Mondays, 9-11 a.m.  They would love to have you join them on Mondays.

Wendy’s

6430 Platt Ave. in West Hills.

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES)
She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge who has the background and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling their family home.

Here is a Realtor who understands the challenges of moving, particularly with those who have been in their homes for many years, and has the patience to go above-and-beyond to make their move hassle-free.

To see what Danielle says about current local real estate values

CLICK HERE

To see her latest newsletter  CLICK HERE

She is here to help you with all your real estate needs in the San Fernando and

Santa Clarita Valleys.

Danielle Nieves
Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified
CalBRE#01821674
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 818-635-5102

www.homesbydani.com

THE SECRET OF STAYING YOUNG IS TO LIVE HONESTLY, EAT SLOWLY AND LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE! — Lucille Ball  

 

WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU’RE SICK

A nasty cold or a case of the flu can rob you of your appetite, but staying nourished and well-hydrated is important. Everybody knows about the healing mojo of chicken soup (including scientists), but after your third bowl, what then? It just so happens that Chowhounds have a bunch of suggestions for food and drinks that can leave you feeling better, or at least comforted, sorted by symptom.   READ MORE HERE

 

 

SENIOR RESOURCES

Do you have a relative who needs personal care that you or another person cannot give them?
What do you do? Who do you call?

Can you afford to have a family member go into assisted living home or community?  Do you know which homes or communities best suit your loved ones needs?
Who do you ask?

Do you know a friend or family member who needs some short- term help due to a fall or illness?
Who do you turn to?

Someone you care about is coming home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility and needs help to get back to everyday living at home.
What do you do and who do you call?

People are turning to Senior Resources, Inc., LA’s premiere in-home care service provider and placement service.  A San Fernando Valley based company who can help keep your loved one safe, healthy and independent.  If you need answers and solutions call Senior Resources, Inc. 818-359-2125

Their companions and caregivers are also specially trained in fall prevention which is very important to this age group.

Get the help you need, when you need it -
call 818-359-2125 now! 

 

This is Los Angeles’ premier home care company – call them today!

 

THE 4 HEALTHIEST WORLD CUISINES
What type of restaurant to try?  Consider that many ethnic cuisines have healthy options; the first step is to choose one of the following cuisines that have the healthiest staple foods.

HOUSE CALL:  PAIN MANAGEMENT

Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 pm

Chronic pain can rob you of the joy of life and even the ability to do the most basic tasks of daily living. Unfortunately, pain can also be one of the most complex and challenging medical issues to accurately diagnose and treat. Pain that has no obvious physical source requires a thorough investigation of the many factors that contribute to the perception of pain.  Join pain management specialist Lana Louie Wania-Galicia, MD, as she discusses the source of chronic pain, and returning to a more normal lifestyle.

This free presentation is offered as part of House Call, a bi-monthly community Health Lecture series by Simi Valley Hospital/Adventist Health held at the Moorpark Active Adult Center.   To RSVP, call 805-517-6261

The Moorpark Active Adult Center

799 Moorpark Avenue in Moorpark

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MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!
For all the music lovers out there – and who doesn’t love music!

From Broadway to jazz to Dixieland to bluegrass and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to go to listen and enjoy.

An evening with Ellis Paul

Saturday. April 19 at 8:00 pm

Paul is one of the leading voices of the American singer-songwriting world.

Tickets $20

Visit www.liveatthelibrary.org   for more information and tickets.

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-449-2660

 

Jazz at CalArts

Saturday, April 19 at 4:00 pm

CalArts Capitol Sessions: The First 25 Years” Celebrated jazz artists & CalArts alumni Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, James Carney & Darek Oles reunite for a special outdoor concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the annual CalArts Jazz Program recording made at Capitol Studios.

RSVP to 661-253-7800

Wild Beast at CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia

 

Western Music at the Autry

Sunday, April 20 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm

Grab your guitar, fiddle, spoons, or bass, & jam with members of the Western Music Association.

Free w/admission.

Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park

323/667-2000
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CHANGE PASSWORDS DUE TO ‘HEARTBLEED’ BUG
A CLOTHING, JEWELRY, AND ACCESSORY SHOP
THAT COMES TO YOU!
She specializes in clothing for boomers and seniors.

 

Imperial Boutique is a boutique on wheels featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories.

The mobile boutique is a traveling store designed to bring shopping to you! She sets up shop at art shows, food festivals and other local events or simply book the truck for an appointment and they will gladly stop by your home or office.

The boutique truck is also available for private functions such as fund raisers, employeeevent days or show parties.  If you book a party, you receive a nice gift.

10% of her profits go toward charitable causes.

 

Email: L_Gorodkin@hotmail.com or call 818-571-7109

 

A WALK INTO THE CHUMASH WORLD

Saturday, April 19 at 2 pm

Enjoy an easy one mile hike and discover how the Chumash Indians have used natural resources to create a sustainable way of life for thousands of years.

 

For more information call:  818-370-2301

 

King Gillette Ranch

26800 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas

 

GROWING OLD VS. AGING: THE 5 CS TO SUCCESSFUL AGING

Most of us are aware that people are living longer today. There is, in fact an intense hunger for knowledge on how to successfully age.

One of the cornerstones of this philosophy is realizing that you can separate aging (a largely physical process) from growing old (a largely attitudinal process).

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

Movie at the Burbank Library

Friday, April 18 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a screening of “Walk the Line,” with Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon as Johnny Cash & June Carter. Call to verify location.

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank

818/238-5610

Film at the North Hollywood Library
Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm

 

Join them for part three of the three part PBS documentary, “The Abolitionists”.

North Hollywood – Amelia Earhart Library
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818-766-7185

 

Movie at the Burbank Library

Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a screening of “Saving Mr Banks,” with Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson as Walt Disney & P.L Travers.

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank

818/238-5610

Saturday Matinee at the Studio City Library

Saturday, April 19 from 2:30-5:30

They are showing “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”.

All are welcome to this free showing and they even include freshly popped popcorn!

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Documentary at Cal Lutheran

Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

Reel Justice Film Series screens Markus Imhoof’s “In More Than Honey” (2012), tackling the urgent question of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction.

Lundring Center, Cal Lutheran U
60 W Olsen Rd in Thousand Oaks

805/493-3015

“The Great Gatsby” in Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, April 23 at 3:15pm

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.  A 2014 Oscar winner. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Call (805) 381-2744 for reservations.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Movie at the North Hollywood Library
Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 pm

New and Classic Movies every Thursday and they’ve got popcorn too!

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood

818-766-7185

Movie Matinee at the Chatsworth Library

Thursday, April 24 at 1:30 pm

The Chatsworth Library will host the first in a series of Movie Matinees.  Movies are being planned for the fourth Thursday of each month.  Call the Library at (818) 341-4276 for more information.

Chatsworth Library

21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR STRESS REDUCTION
AND CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES BY LAURIE

If you thought you couldn’t do yoga or were afraid to try, then please consider Laurie’s gentle, healing yoga classes. They are different.

Laurie’s classes consist of poses that are adapted to different physical conditions with individualized attention so each gentle stretch is comfortable for everyone. Balance exercises, easy stretches, breathing exercises, visualizations and meditations are also offered in these supportive, restorative yoga classes.

Laurie specializes in working with seniors in her beautiful, private backyard yoga studio in Sherman Oaks. The setting is relaxing and revitalizing. Classes are small in size where Laurie brings compassion, hope and a large dose of humor.

She works with active people who hike, dance and play tennis who really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 pm – 3:15 pm. First time drop in rate is only $9.

CLICK HERE  for Laurie’s beautiful flyer

 

Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga
 818-915-1220818-915-1220

FOR ALL THE CHESS PLAYERS

Chess in the West Valley

The West Valley Chess Club is the oldest running ADULT chess club in the San Fernando Valley (over 50 years!). Each Thursday, an ongoing 6 week USCF rated tournament continues as members play their weekly game. Average turnout in their events is usually 50+ players. In addition to the weekly Thursday night USCF rated tournament games, there is also casual play from 8pm to 10:30pm. There are 8 tournaments every year at West Valley.

Play chess with other chess experts and beginners. Join one of the largest, longest running, best organized chess clubs in the San Fernando Valley.  Make some new chess friends in their friendly, warm atmosphere provided to promote chess.

Meets Thursdays 6:30-10:30 p.m. – Shomrei Torah Synagogue
7353 Valley Circle Blvd. (rooms 8 & 10), West Hills

For more information call Jerry Yee 818 915-5572 -
Email: jyee6@socal.rr.com

Chess in Thousand Oaks

They meet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. every Monday evening.

They have frequent USCF rated tournaments. They are usually 5 rounds and are split into 2-3 rating sections, with one tournament game played per week.  In the weeks in between tournaments, we have casual play/blitz.

All levels and ages are welcome. Membership is currently FREE.  Feel free to stop by and check them out! They look forward to meeting you!

For more information contact Cindy Garcia at ThousandOaksChess@att.net.

They meet at the Goebel Senior Adult Center
1385 E. Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE OVARIAN CANCER CIRCLE 
INSPIRED BY ROBIN BABBINI.  HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER!

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of hilarious comedy as you help this wonderful group to educate the public about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

 

 

A TRIP TO THE GETTY

Saturday, May 10 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library for a tour of the beautiful Getty Center.  Board the bus at 8:30 at the Newbury Park Library.

Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members.

Newbury Park Branch Library

2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park

HOW ABOUT THIS FUN SENIOR FLASH MOB!
Who says flash mobs are just for the young?

 

HAVE YOU BEEN CALLED “UNINSURABLE” or BEEN
DECLINED OR HIGHLY RATED FOR LIFE INSURANCE?

Don’t worry – they’re not like other brokers.  They talk directly with the Underwriters and they talk their talk

Simply request a LIFE INSURANCE quote by calling 877-224-0477

or email to info@lifeinsurancesolutions.biz     Let them know your health issues.   Once they have your information, they will then advocate on your behalf with the most competitive life insurance carriers for your particular circumstances.

Let’s turn low expectations into a more positive reasonable outcome!

LET’S MAKE 2014 A GREAT YEAR!

In the past 30 years Life Insurance Solutions has helped hundreds of folks obtain an affordable life insurance program. Let them help you.

Thank you
Jerry Izenberg
Agency Principal
877-224-0477
CA License #0697588

Member National Ethics Bureau
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TOUR AT KING GILLETTE RANCH

Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 am

Take a look behind the scenes of the Golden Era of the Silver Screen, focusing on renowned film director/producer Clarence Brown, on a historic walking tour. 2 hrs.

King Gillette Ranch
Mulholland off Las Virgenes in Calabasas

805/370-2301

 A READER IS LOOKING TO RENT A ROOM

“Do you have a bedroom and private bath in your San Fernando Valley house that you would like to rent?

A single mature woman and her indoor-outdoor cat (no litter box involved) are looking for a home.  Not a drinker, smoker or drug user. If so, please call 818-621-0507, or email her at rebecca@rebeccaannray.com”

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SHALL WE DANCE?

Whether it’s folk dancing, line dancing, square dancing, or just plain dancing to live music – this is a marvelous venue for making new friends and having a lot of fun while you’re getting that cardio going!  And most of these events are free and both singles and couples are welcome!

Conejo Valley Senior Dance Orchestra

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm

Join Ed LaFata as he rehearses the Unforgettables and they perform the music of the Big Band Era of the 40′s, 50′s & 60′s.

There is no meeting on 1st Thursday of each month.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Social Dancing to the 30′s, 40′s, & 50′s

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some great music in this fun social atmosphere. Coordinator: Fred Phillips

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Ballroom Dancing in Granada Hills

Friday, April 18  from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Relaxed fun environment with a variety of music, dance lesson, and lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.

$16.00 cover

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

Join The Trail Duster Square Dancers
Saturday, April 19

The rounds start at 7:15 and the square dance starts at 8:00

Singles or Couples Welcome – $6.00 per person

For information on lessons call 805-581-9317

Wilkinson Senior Center
8956 Vanalden Avenue
Northridge (1 blk east of Tampa, 1 blk south of Nordhoff)
818-360-8750
Thousand Oaks Dance Club

Saturday, April 19 from 6:30-10:00pm

Live Big Band music for singles & couples of all ages.   Dance to the music of The Rhythm Kings

$7 admission includes dance instruction: 6:30-7:15pm.

Free admission for male dancing host; call (805) 583-3979

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Ballroom Dancing in Burbank

every Thursday from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm

Admission $7.00 – both singles and couples welcome

Live music with taped music during intermission

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

Ballroom Dancing in Granada Hills with a Swing Lesson

Saturday April 19 from 7:30 until 11:30 pm

Join them for a fun evening of dancing.  Michy & Bj will be teaching a WC Swing Lesson, which begins at 7:30pm to 8:30pm, open dance after that goes till 11:30pm.

There will be plenty of food, gourmet desserts, drinks and good music. 

Cost is $16.00 w/$2.00 discount  for DB or USA members.

Granada Pavilion

11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING PLACES

TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

A Fun Film at the Granada Hills Library

Friday, April 18 from 3:15 until 5:00 pm

The popular building block toys come to life with the best builder & explorer in the universe. This animated action adventure follows the popularity of the BIONCLE book series.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Egg Hunt at Los Encinos Park

Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm

For families: Join the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, + enjoy traditional games, a blacksmith, old-time music, tours of the historic adobe & performers in period costume.

Los Encinos State Hist. Park
16756 Moorpark St in Encino

818/784-4849

An Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo in Chatsworth

Sunday, April 20 at 11:00 am

For more information call (818) 349-2550 or go to
The Congregational Church of Chatsworth
20440 Lassen Street (just east of Mason Avenue)
Earth Day Films at Newbury Park and Brimhall Libraries

Tuesday, April 22 at 3:00 & 6:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with a free screening of the Disneynature film “The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos” (2008, G).  Bring your own snacks to enjoy.

Newbury Park Branch at 3:00 pm
2331 Borchard Rd in Newbury Park

805-498-2139

Grant R. Brimhall Library at 6:30 pm
1401 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-449-2660

Meet The Cowboys At The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

April 24 thru 27

Event includes cowboy, music, and childrens’ activities

Main event venue is the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio

(shuttle parking to the studio from Railroad Ave and 13th Street in Newhall).

Check website for related entertainment at other venues  www.cowboyfestival.org

or call 661-250-3735

Rumpelstiltskin

thru May 3  -  Saturdays  at 10 am and 1 pm

An interactive retelling of the classic story where children in the audience get to be part of the play! It’s a magical experience for everyone!

$12 general admission, $8 Children, students, and seniors

Clyde Porter’s
West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave in Canoga Park
818-884-1907

Ride the Farm Animals at Underwood Family Farms

Also climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, birds, rabbits, cows, pigs, and horses as well as emus and alpacas)

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.

Rides and some shows maybe additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Chumash Indian Museum

Thursday through Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm

Visit the exhibits, displays, artifacts, tours, and lectures about the Chumash Indians who once occupied this land.

There are also guided nature hikes to painted caves that are located on the property.

(by appointment only)

Seniors $3.00 and children under 12 also $3.00

Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks
805-492-8076

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturdays through June 14 at 1:00 pm

A musical version of the story for ages 3-9 and their families

Adults $12.00 & children $10.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd in West Los Angeles

818-761-2203

“We can’t help getting older,

 but we don’t have to be old”

and that’s what our newsletter is all about.

Please forward to everyone you know so they

too will always know what’s going on in their backyard!

 

www.suddenly65.com

The postings or information seen here do not necessarily reflect

the opinion of Suddenly65 (or Max Izenberg).

   

These are considered reliable, however we cannot

guarantee their accuracy or exactness. 

They are posted for the general public as a guideline

for certain types of resources they may be looking for.

As always you must exercise your own judgment.

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Upcoming Events

Places to go,

things to do,

people to meet,

literary events,

theatre, festivals,

and carnivals…

everything that’s

going on in

your backyard!

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THE VALLEY
CULTURAL CENTER’S
15th ANNUAL
TASTE OF
THE VALLEY
Thursday, April 17

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Westfield Promenade
6100 Topanga
Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills

Over 30 Restaurants
from throughout the Valley  and more
than 40 wineries
sprits, microbrews
and beers

For tickets
www.valleycultural.org
or 818-704-1358

BE A GOOD
LITTLE WIDOW

A new play about
a woman who
suddenly becomes
a widow

Apr 18 – May 25

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Tickets $25.00

NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd
N. Hollywood
323-960-7740

SAM SHEPARD’S
“FOOL FOR LOVE”

What is it that keeps us
coming back for more,
even when logic tells
us it would be better
to just walk away?

thru May 18

Sat & Sun @ 8:00 pm

Tickets $15.99

Scrap Metal Theatre
The NoHo Actors’ Studio
5215 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

THE LION
IN WINTER

With Mariette Hartley

Apr 19 – May 18

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20 – 50.00

The Colony Theatre
555 N Third St
Burbank
818-558-7000

BURBANK FINE
ARTS FESTIVAL

Frid & Sat, Apr 19 – 20

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

enjoy digital artists
street painters, sculptors
photographers and

free and open to the public.

Downtown Burbank
an Fernando Blvd btwn
Olive & Angeleno
818-238-5180

UNNATURAL ACT

An Evening with
David Deeble -
Magician and
Comedian

“a whirlwind display of
inappropriate skills
with laugh-out-loud
commentary and Juggling”

Apr 19 – June 21

7:00 pm

Tickets $25 – 35.00
depending on seats

Encore Theatre
8818 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood
323-452-3335

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

An Unforgettable Evening
of Musical Theatre just
in time for Passover
and Easter

thru April 27

Frid & Sat at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Little Victory Theatre
3326 W. Victory Blvd
Burbank
818-841-5422

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GUYS AND DOLLS

The Damon Runyon Play

Apr 25 – 27

Frid @ 7:30 pm
Sat @ 1:30 & 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 3:30 pm

Tickets $15.00

818-835-2716

Class Act Musical Theatre
5345 Wilhelmina Avenue
Woodland Hills

SPRING AWAKENING

Winner of eight
Tony Awards

Apr 25-26 & May 2-3
at 7:30 pm

Apr 27 & May 4
at 2:30 pm

Tickets $25.00

Contains explicit
sexual language
and situations

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
The Scherr Forum Theater
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd,
Thousand Oaks
805) 449-ARTS (2787)
 

STRAIGHTEN UP
AND FLY RIGHT

The Nat King Cole Tribute
featuring Ramsey Lewis
& John Pizzarelli

Saturday, Apr 26

8:00 pm

Tickets $25 – 65.00

818-677-3000

Valley Performing
Art Centre
CSUN at Northridge

 

 

CANOGA  PARK BOWL
AND  THE SFV
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the  “Bowl”
in the “Lane 33″ Lounge

The Screaming Clams

“Rock ‘n’ Roll” with music
of the ’60s and early ’70s

featuring
Jimi Dee, lead quitar/vocals
Joel Domine, keys/guitar
Larry Muradian, bass
Steve Hartman, drums

Wed, Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

Free Admission
Two Drink Minimum

818-347-4807

Canoga Park Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park
 

 

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THE LAST ACT OF
LILKA KADISON

A play about the power
of story, humor and grace
in the face of loss.

thru April 19

Wed. & Thur.: $34.50 – $37.00
Fri./Sat./Sun.: $39.50 – $42.00

Call 818.955.8101 or
www.FalconTheatre.com

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank
818-955-8101

BOEING BOEING

A 1962 farce about a
Parisian architect engaged
to three stewardesses

through April 19

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $17.00

818-763-5990

The Group Rep @
Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
N. Hollywood

 

A STEADY RAIN

A play about two
Chicago policemen
whose lives are
changed by a
wrong decision

Call for various
dates thru April 20

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles
310-477-2055 x2

CLASSIC COUPLES
COUNSELING

A new comedy about
a psychotherapist to
Shakespearean couples

Thru Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $10.00

323-960-5774
www.secretrose.com

Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
NoHo Arts District
North Hollywood

DAMN YANKEES

The award winning
baseball musical

thru Apr 27

Call for
various times

Seniors $17.00

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St
Newhall
661-799-2702
THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The classic play about
desperate people coming
to the end of their rope

thru  Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $25.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood
323-851-7977

THE ODD COUPLE

Neil Simon’s
hilarious play and
winner of the 1965
Tony Award

Thru May 4

Fri. and Sat. at 8pm
Sundays at 2:30pm.

With two Thurs. Shows
April 10 & April 24
@ 8pm

West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth
Canoga Park
818-884-1907

LEND ME
A TENOR

A screwball comedy
About an opera singer

thru May 4
(dark Apr 18-20)

Call for
Various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

TOM SAWYER

Uproarious fun
for anyone still
young at heart.

Thru May 4

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors (55+) $16.00

High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street
Moorpark
805-529-8700

TOP GIRLS

A play about office
politics and power

thru May 4

Thur & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30 – 34.00

The Antaeus Company
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818-506-1983

SOVEREIGN BODY

A play about the effect
an uninvited guest has
on the family matriarch

thru May 10

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $34.00

866-811-4111

The Historic Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

RED HOT DINER

A hot rockin’ musical
50s, 60s, 70s and whatever!

thru May 18

Call for various
dates and times

Seniors $25.00 donation
(Sorry, no children under 12)

818-998-0185

Big Oak Theatre
22200 Chatsworth St.
Chatsworth

THE MINISTER’S
BLACK VEIL

Based on a story
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
about a minister who
wears a black veil

thru  May 18

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $15.00

Eclectic Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon
ValleyVillage
818-508-3003

DON’T LEAVE IT ALL
TO YOUR CHILDREN

The winning play from
Broadway – a musical
about life and love from
a senior’s viewpoint

Due to demand
show extended
thru May 30

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-838-3006

FOR SUPPORTING
OUR SPONSORS

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WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN  THE
FOLLOWING
R3ESOURCES!

ONEgeneration 

Senior Center

Adult Day Care

www.onegeneration.org  

 

Sherman Oaks Senior Center

www.vic-la.org   

 

Other Social

Senior Activities

www.joycesseniorchoices.org   

 

Hope Connection

Bereavement Groups 

www.hopegroups.org  

 

SFV Senior Resource Guide

www.seniorservicessfv.org  

 

The Madrid Theatre

http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/  

 

  

Music and Entertainment

 ”The Golden Age of

American Popular Music”

www.composershows.com  

    

 

SFV MAPS

Various Senior Resources

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2014

 

 
Suddenly65 Newsletter April 10, 2014
Dear Max,

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Winner Daily News Readers Choice Awards
Favorite Boomer/Senior Newsletter

 

Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week

We know that dark chocolate is good for you.  But how about milk chocolate?  Dark has half the sugar and four times the fiber.  Has more magnesium, phosphorous, and twice the potassium as milk chocolate.

Make sure you buy chocolate that contains at least 70% cacao – that’s where the benefits come from.

But just a few bites please!

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BEWARE OF THE HOTEL SCAM
You check into your room and then the phone rings.  Or worse yet, it’s the middle of the night and you get a call.
MARC WEISS PROVIDES GOOD FINANCIAL INFORMATION
By Financial Expert Marc Weiss of Archer Weiss

 

What is the Rule of 72?

Let’s say you have an investment strategy that will earn a certain amount of interest. The question is: How long do you have to follow this strategy to double your money?

You can either use software or a scientific calculator to come up with the exact amount of years, or you can use ‘The Rule of 72!’  So now you ask, what is ‘The Rule of 72?’
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THE RULE OF 72

It can also be used for other factors, like inflation. If inflation is 3.6%, how long would it take for inflation to reduce the value of the country’s currency by half? The answer is about 20 years (72/3.6).

 

Well, now you have some tools to quickly give you pointers on investing and inflation.

Speak with Marc Weiss to have all your financial questions answered.

To listen to Marc’s very informative video
Marc H. Weiss
Email: marc@archerweiss.com
License No. 0542576
818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901

 

A DANCE AMONG THE TREES BY BENITA BIKE’S DANCEART

Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 pm

If you’ve never been to McGroarty Arts Center, you’re in for a treat.  This is a hidden treasure in the SFV Valley – high up in a shaded area of oak trees in Tujunga.

Benita Bike’s DanceArt will be premiering “In the Garden”.

Take a trip into a mysterious old garden and see what you find.   Diana Macneil’s inventive costumes will be featured as will music by Finnish, a capella group Philomela.

The dance will be performed outdoors underneath McGroarty’s great Oaks.

This is an all ages free event, no reservations needed.  Parking is available in the lower lot with handicapped available in upper lot.

McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga

818-352-5285
 

A PLANT MARKET AND COUNTRY STORE AND PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30 am with a presentation at 11:15 am

Southern California Garden Club, the oldest and largest garden club in the San Fernando Valley, presents a program, “International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters,” at 11:15 a.m., presented by David Weeshoff, President of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society.  He will explain bird rescuing, having participated in bird rescues all over the world.

Also at 10:30 there is a horticulture workshop, “Iris and YOU”

Lunch (bring your own) follows the program at 12:30 p.m.  The club provides beverage and dessert.  No admission charge.  All are welcome.

Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Boulevard in Encino

HOPE CONNECTION BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization that offers on-going Spousal Loss and Parent Loss support groups in Encino and West Los Angeles.

Their groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 30 years.

Spousal Loss support groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in WLA and Thursday evenings in Encino.  A Spousal Loss Day Group is now being formed.

Parent Loss groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in Encino and on Wednesday in WLA.

For more information please call 818-788-HOPE (4673):
Email:  info@hopegroups.org  or  executivedirector@hopegroups.org
 or website www.hopegroups.org

 

WHO  COULDN’T FORGET MICKEY ROONEY!
RIP Mickey Rooney

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BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES, EVEN AN EARTHQUAKE DISCUSSION  – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY  - 
HOT OFF THE PRESS! 
A History Book Discussion in Thousand Oaks

Thursday, April 10 – 7:00-9:00 pm

Hosted by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, this group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information contact, Jack Heller, 805-341-7585 or jheller14@roadrunner.com

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

2nd Thursday Book Club at the Calabasas Library
Thursday April 10 at 6:00 pm

 

This month’s selection is “Calabasas Lives: Pioneers of a Western Outpost”

by Catherine Mulholland

Membership in their book club is free, however a library card is required to participate. For more information, please call Caroline Russom at 818-225-7616, ext. 756 or email crussom@cityofcalabasas.com.

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas

Earthquakes at CSUN
Friday, April 11 at 12 noon

 

Seismologist Susan E Hough presents “What’s Shaking, SoCal? We Hope It’s Not Our Fault.”

Library, CSUN
18111 Nordhoff in  Northridge

818-677-2638

Book Sale at the Sherman Oaks Library

Sat, Apr 12 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks

818-205-9716

Friends of the Mid-Valley Library Book Sale

Saturday, Apr 12 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

A Workshop on Financial Abuse and Fraud
at the Van Nuys Library

Saturday, April 12 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Van Nuys Library
 6250 Sylmar Ave in Van Nuys

 818-756-8453

World Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Library

Monday, April 14 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Enjoy classic and contemporary stories that deal with thought provoking issues.  Enjoy lively discussions for people who love to read and share ideas and insights.

Currently reading short stories from Other Voices, Other Vistas: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction. This week’s selection is:  “Pigeons at Daybreak” by Anita Desa and “Dhowli” by Mahasweta Devi.

 

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Dream Interpretation and Technique
at the Woodland Hills Library

Tuesday, April 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Astrologer, Bob Campbell, will be giving a lecture on dream interpretation. Dreams often point to or paint a path on how to proceed through difficulties and times of doubt.  Becoming fluid, flexible with our own dream content is the way in which one’s own psyche communicates to our personal level of consciousness–
the ego.

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Studio City Adult Book Club

Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm

All adults are welcome.  Questions?  Call the Adult Librarian at 818-755-7873.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Silver Lake Book Club presents a book by Alice Monro

Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm

Join them for a lively discussion of “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” by Alice Munro. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Everyone welcome, no need to have finished the book, and a great time to be had by all.

Silver Lake Library
2411 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles

323-913-7451

Seated Yoga with yoga expert Carol Dickman
Wednesday, April 16 from 10:30 am until 11:30 am
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Enjoy a free Seated 1 Hour Yoga class and Q & A session from yoga expert Carol Dickman

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth

818-341-4276

Book Discussion in Granada Hills

Wednesday April 16 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Librarian-led book discussion of “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

The Voice Behind Scarlett O’Hara at Platt Library

Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm

Enjoy Martha Abbey Miller as she presents “Margaret Mitchell:  The Voice Behind Scarlett O’Hara”.

Free and no reservations required.

The Platt Library
23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills

818-340-9386

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 16 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Classes will be led by teachers from the Valley Dahn Yoga Center.

Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Meditation for Beginners at Mid-Valley Library

Wednesday, April 16 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

A free weekly class for those interested in meditation. You will learn basic principles and techniques of seated meditation, walking meditation, and chanting meditation. The practice of these meditations will help you stay balanced and focused throughout your daily life. For registration, call 818-893-8894 or email sfv@wonbuddhism.org.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Healthy Mind/Healthy Body/Happy Heart
at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Do you want a healthier body and to be part of the Magic of Life? This discussion will show you the connection between your habitual thoughts and your well-being. Meet Letty Garay, a Life & Professional Coach as she presents an inspirational look at positive thinking and its positive effects on your body.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Yoga at Noon at the Calabasas Library

Thursday, April 17 at Noon

Join them for a free and relaxing yoga session. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat/large towel, and join their wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT at the Library!

No experience necessary – all are welcome!

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas
818-225-7616

SAVE THE DATE – EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED 

TO KNOW ABOUT THE 

BOOMER GENERATION AND BEYOND

Friday, May 2 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Suddenly65 will moderate this panel of experts who will answer all your questions.

Have your questions answered by various experts.

Refreshments will be served

Gift bags to all attending.

SEE FLYER HERE

THE DANGERS OF DRINKING DIET SODA -
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A WOMAN OVER 50!
Common wisdom is that diet soda is better than regular soda, but new research shows that diet soda may cause serious health issues-especially if you are a woman over 60.
WEST HILLS’ ANNUAL EGGSTRAVAGANZA
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR

Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shadow Ranch Recreation Center and West Hills Neighborhood Council invite you to participate in their Annual Public Safety & Health Fair

Egg hunts, children’s activities, vendors, Shakey Quakey Schoolhouse, a blues band, a jazz band and much more!

Shadow Ranch Park

22633 Vanowen Street in West Hills

A DIFFERENT RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS BY LAURIE

Their gentle, relaxing yoga classes will leave you feeling like you’ve spent a day at the spa.

They do things differently in their yoga classes. They work with “supported” poses using bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks so participants can deeply relax into poses without any effort.

Since Laurie specializes in working with seniors, she incorporates balance exercises and other adaptive poses into her classes.

If you have certain issues that make a pose uncomfortable or even painful, Laurie will show you how to “adapt” the pose or will guide you into doing a different pose that is more comfortable for you.  

Classes are small giving everyone the opportunity to have Laurie address each individual’s specific needs.

 

Come give them a try. You will leave their classes deeply relaxed, having a better sense of balance and grounding and will be more flexible just like a day at the spa!
Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga
 818-915-1220818-915-1220

JOIN THE OPTIMIST CLUB’S
PROGRESSIVE DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENT

Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 pm

The Optimist Club of Encino/Sherman Oaks invites Optimist members and friends to join them in this evening of fun, good food, and music.

This event is a Fund Raiser for Encino/Sherman Oaks Optimist Club to support their work with the Optimist Youth Home and other youth activities

 

For more information about the “Menu-Venue”  CLICK HERE

 

With pianist, Ben Di Tosti

Cost is $25.00 per person – $30.00 At the Door

Checks payable to: Optimist Club of Encino – Mail to:
Marilyn Howard, PO Box 17403 Encino, CA 91416

 

YOU DON’T LIKE TO EXERCISE – WELL TAKE A
 LOOK AT THIS FUN WAY TO DO IT AND MAYBE
MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS AT THE SAME TIME!
DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES)
She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge who has the background and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling their family home.

Here is a Realtor who understands the challenges of moving, particularly with those who have been in their homes for many years, and has the patience to go above-and-beyond to make their move hassle-free.

CLICK HERE TO READ one of her many letters of recommendation.

She is here to help you with all your real estate needs in the San Fernando andSanta Clarita Valleys.

Danielle Nieves
Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified
CalBRE#01821674
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 818-635-5102
‘MEMPHIS BELLE’ B-17 FLIGHTS IN BURBANK

April 12 – 13 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

The Liberty Foundation brings the Boeing heavy bomber and the North American P-51 Mustang to Bob Hope Airport.  Ground tours after the last flight of the day.  Flights $450.00 for B-17.  Reservations for flights required.

Atlantic Aviation
10750 Sherman Way in Burbank
918-340-0243
“THIRTY DAYS, ONE CAUSE”:  DIVINE SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY’S FUNDRAISER FOR WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Now through April 30th

Each day through April 30th, Divine Shots Photography will create a portrait of a senior citizen with their loved one, which will be part of a special exhibit on June 12th. Each participant will receive a half an hour session and one 8×10 framed (frames donated by U-Frame-It Gallery) signed art portrait for $50.

All proceeds will be donated to Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Limited availability of 30 sessions only. Call Siya at (818) 451-3316 today to reserve your date.  New clients only.    www.divineshots.com

 

 

YOUR HEART HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS

These six things can make a big difference in lowering your risk of heart disease.       MORE ABOUT YOUR HEART HERE

FINDING MONEY AMID THE MAYHEM
When you need to down size, The $ales Ladi-EZ (TSLZ) step in to convert your personal treasures and belongings into cash.

 

TSLZ provides comprehensive custom services that help simplify your personal transition.   They travel to you to assess your personal belongings and how best to unearth their monetary value.

Their team of experts will evaluate your available inventory and create a personal plan that maximizes the cash that can be generated from the sale of your household and personal items. 

As “urban archaeologists,” they unearth valuables in your home or storage facility that might otherwise end up in the dumpster.

 

TSLZ comprehensive services provide you with full documentation of your inventory including pictures and written descriptions of each item.

And if it’s just “I need to get rid of this stuff,” TSLZ can help with that, too.

Visit website www.tsl-ez.com
Mandy at The $ales Ladi-EZ

818-304-8174

 

VOLUNTEER VACATIONS ARE SOMETIMES CALLED “VOLUNTOURING” SINCE YOU CAN COMBINE YOUR VACATION WITH GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
LAEMMLE THEATRES PRESENTS SENIOR WEDNESDAYS

You may see that movie you’ve been waiting for any Wednesday for only $4.50.  Over age 62 only and show must start prior to 6:00 p.m.  Great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!

The Laemmle Theatres

(310) 478-8989

 

 

SENIOR RESOURCES

Do you have a relative who needs personal care that you or another person cannot give them?
What do you do? Who do you call?

Can you afford to have a family member go into assisted living home or community?  Do you know which homes or communities best suit your loved ones needs?
Who do you ask?

Do you know a friend or family member who needs some short- term help due to a fall or illness?
Who do you turn to?

Someone you care about is coming home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility and needs help to get back to everyday living at home.
What do you do and who do you call?

People are turning to Senior Resources, Inc., LA’s premiere in-home care service provider and placement service.  A San Fernando Valley based company who can help keep your loved one safe, healthy and independent.  If you need answers and solutions call Senior Resources, Inc. 818-359-2125

Their companions and caregivers are also specially trained in fall prevention which is very important to this age group. 

Get the help you need, when you need it!

This is Los Angeles’ premier home care company – call them today!   818-359-2125

 

8 UNDERRATED VEGETABLES WITH
EXTRAORDINARY HEALTH BENEFITS
Move over spinach and broccoli – here comes some competition for your continuing good health!  And surprise, they pack a serious nutritional punch.

READ MORE HERE

BUNCO NIGHT IN CHATSWORTH
Wednesday, April 16 at 6:15pm

 

$10 donation.  The public is invited every month to play with The Chatsworth FUN-raisers.

Never played Bunco? They’ll teach you!  Door prizes: restaurant gift cards, movie tickets, gift baskets & bottles of wine!  Food & drinks available for purchase.  Dinner is at 6:15, followed by Bunco at 7:15.  Reserve your seats: 818-882-6437. Pay at the door.

SanSai Japanese Grill
9243 Winnetka Ave. in Chatsworth.  Free parking.

 

THE BURBANK  SENIOR GAMES ARE HERE!

Applications are available now

The games will begin on May 12 and through May17.

Applications will be available at your local Burbank Adult Center or online at www.Burbankwire.com

The “Games” is a friendly competition for people 55+ in a variety of events including: bowling, cribbage, golf, horseshoes, mah jongg, party bridge, pool, skip-bo, tennis, Texas hold-em, and Wii virtual bowling.

Deadline is May 2.  For information, contact the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, 818-238-5353.  Entry fees vary with event.

 

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A REVERSE MORTGAGE?

Call them today to schedule your “free, no obligation” consultation.

Do you want to learn more about reverse mortgages?  Check out their compilation of the 10 most common myths concerning reverse mortgages.   CLICK HERE TO READ THEM

Mr. Satnick is a 28 year veteran of the mortgage finance industry.  He is an accomplished leader and the broker/owner of Prime Financial Services.  Mr. Satnick served three terms as a director of the California Mortgage Bankers Association.  In 2008, he culminated his 9 year tenure having being recognized by his peers and voted in as President and Chairman of the Board.

Robert Satnick
Broker/Owner
Prime Financial Services
818.484.3237
Robert@PFSlend.com    www.PFSLend.com

BRE #: 01253898   NMLS #: 243540

 

 

A WINE & WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Friday, April 18th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

(arrive 15 min early if possible)

Invite your friends and join them for this month’s Wine & Watercolor workshop. Paint an iconic British landmark – Big Ben.  Our interpretation is styled after the 1905, painting  “Big Ben” by Fauve painter, Andre Derain.

$50.00 per person, includes all supplies

Bring your own bottle and snacks to share!

Call 818-352-5285 to reserve your spot

McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace

Tujunga

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!
For all the music lovers out there – and who doesn’t love music!  From Broadway to jazz to Dixieland to bluegrass and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to go to listen and enjoy.
Music to Our Ears in Simi Valley

Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 pm

Come enjoy “Night of a Thousand Guitars”.  Young musicians perform their songs (they have been mentored by local experienced artists).  Dress warmly as this is outside in the rose garden.

The Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley

805-526-1735

“Jennifer Bliman and her antics with the French Horn”

Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 pm

Jennifer Bliman is a classically-­-trained French horn player who is best known for her animated French horn playing.  She performs solo acts, playing atypical music for the French horn while taking the horn out of its traditional classical setting, so that it can be appreciated by all audiences.  Jennifer is currently the principal horn player for the San Fernando Valley symphony  Orchestra.

Free, no reservations required.  Refreshments will follow the performance. For further information call (818) 340–9386

the Platt Library
23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
Bluegrass to  Blues to Folk to Gospel Music 
in Thousand Oaks

Saturday, April 12 – 8:00 pm

An evening with Houston Jones – an Americana quintet with original songs from bluegrass, to blues, to folk, and to gospel.

Tickets $20, visit www.liveatthelibrary.org  for more information and tickets.

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-449-2660

The Valley Ragtime Stomp!

Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

 

The Valley Ragtime Stomp is a free monthly concert in Canoga Park featuring ragtime-era and other vintage music, including stride, boogie-woogie, blues and ballads.

 

Normally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, it’s a gathering of amateur and professional musicians that welcomes newcomers to play or just listen.   

So come join them or just come to have a fun afternoon and enjoy nostalgic music!

    

For further information call Ron at 818-766-2384

Henri’s Restaurant in the Back Room

21602 Sherman Way in Canoga Park

818-348-5582

Opera Talk at the Porter Ranch Library

Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join them for free lectures presented by the Los Angeles Opera League.  This month’s talk will be on “Thais”.
Porter Ranch Library
11371 Tampa Ave in Northridge

818-360-5706

A Night of Jazz in Simi Valley

Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 until 7:30 pm

The Ruben Mejia Ensemble is a fierce new group of musicians that integrated in early January of 2014. This group has collectively written music reflecting today’s”day and age” while maintaining a deeply rooted jazz bebop tradition. The ensemble is comprised of three horns and a full rhythm section;.

The Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley

805-526-1735

Happy Little Ukulele Club Of Thousand Oaks

Join them on Thursday, April 17 from 6:00  – 8:30 pm

Bring your own ukulele – all levels of players and singers are welcome!

There is no cost for this event.

Harold’s House of Omelets
2240 E Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks
805-418-7332

A CLOTHING, JEWELRY, AND ACCESSORY
SHOP COMES TO YOU!

Imperial Boutique is a boutique on wheels featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories for boomers and seniors

The mobile boutique is a traveling store designed to bring shopping to you! She sets up shop at art shows, food festivals and other local events or simply book the truck for an appointment and they will gladly stop by your home or office.

The boutique truck is also available for private functions such as fund raisers, employee event days or show parties.  If you book a party, you receive a nice gift.

10% of her profits go toward charitable causes.

 

Email: L_Gorodkin@hotmail.com or call 818-571-7109

 

KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Meet and make new friends who love to knit and crochet at the Crochet/Knitting Circle.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
23838 Kittridge St in West Hills.

818- 347-6784

FRIENDLY FRIDAYS AT THE CANOGA PARK ELKS LODGE
Friday, April 11 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

 

The Canoga Park Elks Lodge is opening its doors on the 2nd Friday of each month for Friendly Fridays

 

Make an evening of it by stopping by after work for drinks, enjoy the conversation and stay for their most wonderful Baby Back Ribs.

 

The Canoga Park Elks Lodge
20925 Osborne Street inCanoga Park

818-998-2190

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

What is a western? Film Series at The Autry

Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy the movie “Jesse James” (1939)

Free with admission to the museum

The Autry in the Wells Fargo Theatre
4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles

323-667-2000

Film at the North Hollywood Library
Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 pm

 

Join them for part two of the three part PBS documentary, “The Abolitionists”.

North Hollywood – Amelia Earhart Library
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood

818-766-7185

“Gravity” at the Moorpark Library

Monday, April 14 at 6:00 pm

Moorpark City Library
699 Moorpark Road in Moorpark

805-517-6370

“Man of Steel” in Thousand Oaks

Monday, April 14 – 1:00-3:15 pm

This 2013 film stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. The legend of Superman continues. (Warner Bros., 148 min, PG-13)

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-449-2660

Movies at the Granada Hills Library

Tuesday, Apr 15 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Come see this recently released movie starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as two old boxers looking for one last fight!

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Film Fanatics at the Calabasas Library
Wednesday, April 16th at 6:00pm

 

A movie with light humor and drama, it stars Gregory Peck as an Army Captain who is the head of a psych-unit during the last days of World War II.  Spotlighted are three soldiers he is trying to help.

 

Call or email Karilyn Steward at 818-225-7616 or ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com for more information.

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas

818-225-7616

 

 

A CLASS ON THE HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

9 Tuesdays, April 15 thru June 17 (no class on May 13) from 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Join Maestro James Domine of the SFV Symphony Orchestra as he presents Part I (Part II starts July 1) of the development of this uniquely American style of pop music.

Course fee is $45.00 and reservations are required.  Call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library

Behind the Commons in Calabasas

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE ACADEMY?

A beautiful community center for the mind, body and soul, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

Here is a taste of their upcoming events:

MEDITATION & SELF HYPNOSIS THE HAYUTA WAY:  easy, practical, useful, fun, short…and anyone can do it.

Classes begin Monday, April 21 from 12:00 noon until 1:15 pm

This is a monthly class (every 3rd Monday of the month).   $35

Another interesting class they offer:

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR iPHONE?
Learn How To Use and Master Your iPhone with Tracie Karasik.

Monday, April 21, 12 noon – 1:15 pm and Monday, April 28 from 10 until 11:30 pm

Learn how to browse the web, check your email, setup reminders, add contacts, make/ receive calls, capture every moment with your iPhone’s HD video camera, and more!

Bring your iPhone. Requirement: iPhone 4 or later, iOS7 (operating system).

 $79 per person.  Tracie Karasik, the teacher has 3.5 years working at Apple, Inc.

See next week for more innovative interesting upcoming classes

For more information: call Hayuta or Siggie (818)343-0632

www.goodlifeacademy.net        info@goodlifeacademy.net

UKULELE STRUMMERS & SINGERS

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm

Bring your ukulele or other instrument to play some music with Bob Hanson & friends.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

 

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3 NUTRIENTS TO HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER
There could be many reasons for not sleeping well, and stress often plays a role, but quite a few studies have shown that getting the right nutrients can help you get a good night’s rest. Why not try eating right, before popping an Ambien?

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SHALL WE DANCE?

Whether it’s folk dancing, line dancing, square dancing, or just plain dancing to live music – this is a marvelous venue for making new friends and having a lot of fun while you’re getting that cardio going!  And most of these events are free and both singles and couples are welcome!

Conejo Valley Senior Dance Orchestra

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm

Join Ed LaFata as he rehearses the Unforgettables and they perform the music of the Big Band Era of the 40′s, 50′s & 60′s.

There is no meeting on 1st Thursday of each month.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Social Dancing to the 30′s, 40′s, & 50′s

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some great music in this fun social atmosphere. Coordinator: Fred Phillips

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Ballroom Dancing in Granada Hills

Friday, April 11 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Relaxed fun environment with a variety of music, dance lesson, and lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.

$16.00 cover

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

Square Dancing in Burbank

Friday, April 11 from 7:00 pm until 10:30 pm

Join the Western Weavers as they have an evening of square dancing

 

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

Come join the Trail Dusters for a
great evening of square dancing!
Saturday, April 12 – the rounds start at 7:15 and the square dance starts at 8:00

 

Casual or square dance clothing.  Both singles or couples welcome. The theme for this month is Easter Bonnet Parade with Dick Hodnefield as the caller.

Wilkinson Senior Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

818-756-7741

Swing Conejo presents Second Saturday Swing!

Saturday, April 12, 7:30-10:30pm

An evening of East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston and more!

7:30-8:00pm: Free Dance Lesson with paid admission.  No partner needed.

8:00-10:30pm: Open dance to DJ playing your favorites.

Admission $10.00.  For more information call 805-381-2744

 

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1385 E. Janss Road in  Thousand Oaks

Dance at The Simi Valley Jazz Club

Sunday, April 13 from 1:00 until 4:30

Come enjoy and  dance to contemporary music from the 1930′s thru the 1960′s

 

The Simi Valley Jazz Club is a non-profit Club, consisting of people who like to listen and/or dance to “swingin’ standards”.

They meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month and meeting format includes open jam sessions (for qualified musicians) from 1:00 to 3:00 and then a featured band from 3:15 to 4:30. Admittance is $9.00 for non-members

Simi Valley Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley

805-527-5905 or 805-523-1092

Ballroom Dancing in Burbank

every Thursday from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm

Admission $7.00 – both singles and couples welcome

Live music with taped music during intermission

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE OVARIAN CANCER CIRCLE
HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER!

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of hilarious comedy as you help this wonderful group to educate the public about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

 

ENJOY THE SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO 

Wednesday, April 30

Enjoy the day with friends, play bingo, enjoy a buffet lunch, and play the slots!

Leave Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center at 8:00 am or
Valley Village Apartments at 8:30 am

Return at approximately 6:30 pm

The cost is $15.00 and you will receive $10.00 in easy play tickets when you arrive. Lunch on your own.

Call 818-981-1284 for more information.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center

5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks

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ENTRY-LEVEL HAM RADIO CLASS

Sunday, April 27 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm in Agoura Hills

This is your chance to perform community service, keep in touch with old friends and make new friends!

Cost of the class is $50.00 and includes the FCC Exam plus two freefollow-up classes.  Also includes continental breakfast and hot lunch catered by Sharky’s and all study materials.

Space is limited, and there is some pre-class reading, so sign up early at http://hamclass.goodkin.net 

A READER IS LOOKING TO ADOPT A CERTAIN DOG
She is looking for an adult/senior Australian Shepherd dog (no mix) to adopt.  Age appropriate health, good with small children, leash trained and no apparent bad habits.

Email:  marlene.lovett@gmail.com

 

 

HOT TOPICS DISCUSSION GROUP 

5 Classes from Tues, Apr 15 to May 13 from 3:30 to 4:45 pm

An open discussion concerning important present day issues with events of contemporary significance.

The 5 classes cost $10.00 and the moderator is Bill Davis

For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Location is Founders Hall in Calabasas (behind the library by the Commons)

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING PLACES
TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

 

Rumpelstiltskin

April 12 thru May 3  -  Saturdays  at 10 am and 1 pm

Clyde Porter’s
West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave in Canoga Park

818-884-1907

Children make “Recycling Trucks”
Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 until 11:00 am

 

Children use free kits supplied by Lowe’s.

Call (818) 610-1960 to register.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Kids Clinic

8383 Topanga Canyon Blvd in West Hills.

“Frozen” at the Granada Hills Library

Friday, Apr 11 from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm

 Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Wacky Western Wildlife: Family Art Workshop and Tour
Sunday, Apr 13 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Discover horses, bison, owls, and other furry and feathered friends of the American West. Tour the Autry galleries to see how much Western wildlife you can find, then join our guest artist in a hands-on art workshop to make your own animal sculptures using wacky recycled materials. Appropriate for ages 5-11

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members

The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles

323-667-2000

Clarissa’s Closet

Various times through April 13

A musical for families about a girl who cleans out her closet and runs into exciting adventures.

Seniors are $15 – 17.00

Call for the various times and dates

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St in Newhall
661-799-2702
Drum to Learn at the Encino Tarzana Library

Tuesday, April 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Artist and drummer Krickett Jones Halpern leads playtime with a purpose with  storytelling, music and dance!

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818- 343-1983

Ride the Farm Animals at Underwood Family Farms

Also climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, birds, rabbits, cows, pigs, and horses as well as emus and alpacas)

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.

Rides and some shows maybe additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Chumash Indian Museum

Thursday through Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm

Visit the exhibits, displays, artifacts, tours, and lectures about the Chumash Indians who once occupied this land.

There are also guided nature hikes to painted caves that are located on the property. (by appointment only)

Seniors $3.00 and children under 12 also $3.00

Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks
805-492-8076
Whale watching season in Oxnard

Tis the season to watch the magnificent whales make their annual migration down the Pacific Coast.

Local boat companies like Island Packers offer a variety of scenic excursions in the mornings and afternoons.

Through April 14

Seniors (55+) are $32.00

Children (up to 12) are $26.00

805-642-1393
Island Packers
Channel Islands Harbor

3550 Harbor Boulevard in Oxnard

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturdays through June 14 at 1:00 pm

A musical version of the story for ages 3-9 and their families

Adults $12.00 & children $10.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd in West Los Angeles

818-761-2203

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 but we don’t have to be old”

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Upcoming Events

Places to go,

things to do,

people to meet,

literary events,

theatre, festivals,

and carnivals…

everything that’s

going on in

your backyard!
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Uproarious fun
for anyone still

young at heart.

Apr 11 – May 4

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors (55+) $16.00

High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street
Moorpark

805-529-8700

 

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

An Unforgettable Evening
of Musical Theatre just
in time for Passover

and Easter

Apr 11 – 27

Frid & Sat at 8:00 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Little Victory Theatre
3326 W. Victory Blvd
Burbank

818-841-5422

RED HOT DINER

A hot rockin’ musical

50s, 60s, 70s and whatever!

Sat: April 12, 19, 26,
May 3, 10 at 4:00 pm
Sun:  April 13, 27,
(May 4 sold out)

May 18 at 4:00 pm

Call for
various times
Seniors $25.00 donation

(Sorry, no children under 12)

818-998-0185

Big Oak Theatre
22200 Chatsworth St.
Chatsworth

INTO THE WOODS

Thru April 12

Tues – Frid @ 8:00 pm

Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Tickets $14 – 22.00

818-889-8058 ext 1
Performing Arts Center
Agoura High School
28545 West Driver Ave

Agoura Hills

GREAT

OPERA CHORUSES

The L.A. Opera
Chorus performs
choruses from the
most popular and

familiar operas

Sun, April 13

3:00 & 4:30 pm

Tickets are free
but they are
required
Valley Performing
Arts Center
CSUN

Northridge

 

THE VALLEY
CULTURAL CENTER’S
15th ANNUAL
TASTE OF THE VALLEY
Thursday, April 17

 

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Westfield Promenade
 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Woodland Hills

Over 30 Restaurants
from throughout the Valley
 and more than 40 wineries

sprits, microbrews and beers.

For tickets
or 818-704-1358

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CANOGA  PARK BOWL
AND  THE SFV

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the  “Bowl”

 in the “Lane 33″ Lounge

The Symphomaniax

perform works from the
 classical repertoire,
as well as a selection

of   “pop” classics

featuring
Ruth Bruegger, violin
James Domine, guitar
Glenn Grab, ‘cello

Larry Muradian, bass

Wed, Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm

 

Free Admission
Two Drink Minimum

 

 818-347-4807

Canoga Park Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street

Canoga Park

 

 

THE LION

IN WINTER

With Mariette Hartley

Apr 19 – May 18

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20 – 50.00

The Colony Theatre
555 N Third St
Burbank

818-558-7000

UNNATURAL ACT

An Evening with
David Deeble -
Magician and

Comedian

“a whirlwind display of
 inappropriate skills
with laugh-out-loud

commentary and Juggling”

Apr 19 – June 21

7:00 pm

Tickets $25 – 35.00

depending on seats

Encore Theatre
8818 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

323-452-3335

BURBANK FINE

ARTS FESTIVAL

Frid & Sat, Apr 19 – 20

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

enjoy digital artists
street painters, sculptors

photographers and

free and open to the public.

818-238-5180

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTRY  ROAD
A Musical Tribute

To John Denver

Thru April 13

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Seniors $42.00

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

818-508-4200

THOROUGHLY

MODERN MILLIE

Thru April 13

Thur, Frid, Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

 

Conejo Players Theatre
35 S. Moorpark Drive
Thousand Oaks
805-495-3715

 

 

BOEING BOEING

A 1962 farce about a
Parisian architect engaged

to three stewardesses

through April 13

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $17.00

 

818-763-5990

The Group Rep @
 Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd

N. Hollywood

 

BILOXI BLUES

the play by Neil Simon
about a 20 yr old from Brklyn
sent to train in the army

at Biloxi, Mississippi

thru April 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $20.00

Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main Street
Newhall

661-288-0000

THE LAST ACT OF

LILKA KADISON

A play about the power
of story, humor and grace

in the face of loss.

thru April 19

Wed. & Thur.: $34.50 – $37.00

Fri./Sat./Sun.: $39.50 – $42.00

Call 818.955.8101

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank

818-955-8101

 

A STEADY RAIN

A play about two
Chicago policemen
whose lives are
changed by a

wrong decision

Call for various

dates thru April 20

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

310-477-2055 x2

CLASSIC COUPLES

COUNSELING

A new comedy about
a psychotherapist to

Shakespearean couples

Thru Apr 27

(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $10.00

323-960-5774
Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
NoHo Arts District

North Hollywood

DAMN YANKEES

The award winning

baseball musical

thru Apr 27

Call for

various times

Seniors $17.00

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St
Newhall
661-799-2702

THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The classic play about
desperate people coming

to the end of their rope

thru  Apr 27

(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $25.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood
323-851-7977

 

 

THE ODD COUPLE

Neil Simon’s
hilarious play and
winner of the 1965
Tony Award

 

Thru May 4

Fri. and Sat. at 8pm

Sundays at 2:30pm.

With two Thurs. Shows

April 10 & April 24 @ 8pm

West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth
Canoga Park

818-884-1907

LEND ME

A TENOR

A screwball comedy

About an opera singer

thru May 4

(dark Apr 18-20)

Call for

Various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

 

TOP GIRLS

A play about office

politics and power

thru May 4

Thur & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30 – 34.00

The Antaeus Company
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

818-506-1983

 

SOVEREIGN BODY

A play about the effect
an uninvited guest has

on the family matriarch

thru May 10

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $34.00

866-811-4111

The Historic Lankershim
Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood

DON’T LEAVE IT ALL

TO YOUR CHILDREN

The winning play from
Broadway – a musical
about life and love from

a senior’s viewpoint

Due to demand
show extended
thru May 30

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

818-838-3006


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Hope Connection
Bereavement Groups
www.hopegroups.org

 

SFV Senior Resource Guide
www.seniorservicessfv.org

 

The Madrid Theatre
http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/

Music and Entertainment
“The Golden Age of
American Popular Music”
www.composershows.com

SFV MAPS
Various Senior Resources
www.sfvmaps.org/resources.html

 

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 Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week

You should buy organic or at least

“pesticide free”  produce whenever possible.

Do you know about the dirty dozen?

These are the fruits and veggies that must ALWAYS

be organic since the contamination in

this produce goes right into the core.

They are peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers,

celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears,

 imported grapes, spinach, lettuce and potatoes.

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This  is VERY important for you to know.  You really need to watch this video, and then PASS it on to everyone you  know.
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By Marc Weiss of Archer Weiss

Are Your 2013 Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Here are some IRS tips to help you determine if your benefits are taxable:

* If Social Security was your only 2013 income source, your benefits are probably not taxable.
* Social Security tax liability is determined by your income and filing status.
* If you received income from other sources, you may owe taxes on your Social Security benefits.

* Quick steps to determine whether Social Security benefits are taxable:

1.    Add one-half of the Social Security benefits received to all other income, including tax-exempt interest.

2.    Compare this total to the base amount for your filing status. If your combined income is more than your base amount, some Social Security benefits may be taxable.

2013 Base Amounts:

*    $25,000 – single, head of household, qualifying widow or widower with a dependent child or married individuals filing separately who did not live with their spouse at any time during the year;

*    $32,000 – married couples filing jointly; and

*    $0 – married filing separately who lived together at any time during the year.

Speak with Marc Weiss to have all your questions answered.

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ENTRY-LEVEL HAM RADIO CLASS

Sunday, April 27 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm in Agoura Hills

This is your chance to  perform community service, keep in touch with old friends and make new friends!

Cost of the class is $50.00 and includes the FCC Exam plus two freefollow-up classes.  Also includes continental breakfast and hot lunch catered by Sharky’s and all study materials.

Space is limited, and there is some pre-class reading, so sign up early at http://hamclass.goodkin.net

HOPE CONNECTION BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization that offers on-going Spousal Loss and Parent Loss support groups in Encino and West Los Angeles.

Their groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 30 years.

Spousal Loss support groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in WLA and Thursday evenings in Encino.  A Spousal Loss Day Group is now being formed.

Parent Loss groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in Encino and on Wednesday in WLA.

For more information please call 818-788-HOPE (4673):
Email:  info@hopegroups.org  or  executivedirector@hopegroups.org

or website www.hopegroups.org

 

 

THE “ORIGINAL” VAN NUYS SUNDAY STAMPSHOW

Sunday, April 6 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission, parking, appraisals and buy and sell

Masonic Hall
14750 Sherman Way
Van Nuys
888-995-0548

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BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES, EVEN  POETRY  READING – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY OR BOOK STORE -  HOT OFF THE PRESS!

The Village Poets at the Sunland Tujunga Library

Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, local poets Marlene Hitt, Joe Decenzo, Dorothy Skiles, and Maja Trochimczyk will read from their work.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Adult Book Club at the Moorpark Library

Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 pm

Join them for a lively informal discussion of the book of the month.

April book is “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen

The Moorpark Library
699 Moorpark Road in Moorpark

805-517-6370

World Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Library

Monday, April 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy classic and contemporary stories that deal with thought provoking issues.  Enjoy lively discussions for people who love to read and share ideas and insights.  Currently reading short stories from Other Voices, Other Vistas: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction.

This week’s selection is: “Regarding the Problem of Newborn Piglets in Winter” by Chen Rong and “The Man from a Peddler’s Family” by Lu Wenfu.

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Book Club at the Northridge Library

Tuesday, April 8 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

The selection for the month is “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.

Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue in Northridge

818-886-3640

Lecture on Dreams, Symbolism
and Alchemy at Northridge Library

Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00 pm

Considerations on The Nature of Mind.  Astrology goes hand in hand with alchemy.  Ongoing series with noted astrologer Bob Campbell.

Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue in Northridge

818-886-3640

Seated Yoga with yoga expert Carol Dickman
Wednesday, April 9 from 10:30 until 11:30 am
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Enjoy a free Seated 1 Hour Yoga class and Q & A session from yoga expert Carol Dickman at the following libraries:

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth
818-341-4276
Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 9 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Classes will be led by teachers from the Valley Dahn Yoga Center.

Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Meditation for Beginners at Mid-Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 9 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

A free weekly class for those interested in meditation. You will learn basic principles and techniques of seated meditation, walking meditation, and chanting meditation. The practice of these meditations will help you stay balanced and focused throughout your daily life. For registration, call 818-893-8894 or email sfv@wonbuddhism.org .

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

A History Book Discussion in Thousand Oaks

Thursday, April 10 – 7:00-9:00 pm

Hosted by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, this group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information contact, Jack Heller, 805-341-7585 or jheller14@roadrunner.com

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

2nd Thursday Book Club at the Calabasas Library
Thursday April 10  at 6:00 pm

 

This month’s selection is “Calabasas Lives: Pioneers of a Western Outpost”by Catherine Mulholland

Membership in their book club is free, however a library card is required to participate. For more information, please call Caroline Russom at 818-225-7616, ext. 756 or email crussom@cityofcalabasas.com.

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas


THINK YOU CANNOT DO YOGA BECAUSE


OF HEALTH ISSUES?  LOOK AT THIS DIFFERENT

RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS BY LAURIE

Their gentle, relaxing yoga classes will leave you feeling like you’ve spent a day at the spa.

If you have certain issues that make a pose uncomfortable or even painful, Laurie will show you how to “adapt” the pose or will guide you into doing a different pose that is more comfortable for you.

Since Laurie specializes in working with seniors, she incorporates balance exercises and other adaptive poses into her classes.   Classes are small giving everyone the opportunity to have Laurie address each individual’s specific needs.

Come join this group of active seniors who enjoy tennis, hikes, dancing and swimming and, also, look forward to Laurie’s gentle stretching and deeply relaxing restorative yoga classes.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays from 12 noon until 1:15 pm.

They would love to have you join them for that day at the spa feeling!

 

Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga

 818-915-1220     www.inthespiritofhealth.com

 

COME TO THE OPTIMIST CLUB’S
PROGRESSIVE DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENT

Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 pm

The Optimist Club of Encino/Sherman Oaks invites Optimist members and friends to join them in this evening of fun, good food, and music.

This event is a Fund Raiser for Encino/Sherman Oaks Optimist Club to support their work with the Optimist Youth Home and other youth activities

With pianist, Ben Di Tosti

Cost is $25.00 per person – $30.00 At the Door

Checks payable to: Optimist Club of Encino – Mail to:
Marilyn Howard, PO Box 17403 Encino, CA 91416
MAKE NEW FRIENDS WHILE ENJOYING LUNCH

Tuesdays from noon until 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church of Reseda

Golden Age Social Group – Open to the public over 50

Bring a sandwich and come eat with some new found friends.

Entertaining program follows.

First United Methodist Church
18120 Saticoy St in Reseda
818-344-7135

FOR ALL YOU TRIVIA LOVERS
REMEMBER TRIVIAL PURSUIT – IT’S ALIVE & WELL IN THE SFV!

If you want to be king or queen of random knowledge, you can be.  There are leagues and rankings.  Here are some places where you can go to play:

Some Valley locations are in Sherman Oaks (The Cork Lounge, Robin Hood British Pub), N. Hollywood (The Federal Bar, Pitfire Pizza HoHo), Encino (Prohibition Burgers & Beer), Van Nuys (Pineapple Hill Saloon), Woodland Hills (The White Harte, Picwick’s Pub), Calabasas (Sagebrush Cantina), Burbank (Barney’s Beanery, Moore’s Deli).

Click here for some of the rules and how  it works:  http://www.kingtrivia.com/howitworks.php
or http://www.kingtrivia.com/rules.php

Their 2 primary rules seem to be “have fun” and “don’t be lame” (don’t cheat; don’t act stupidly; don’t challenge the Quizmaster).  For those of you that live and breathe trivia, this might be fun.

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES)
She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge. She has the background and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling their family home.

Here is a Realtor who understands the challenges of moving, particularly with those who have been in their homes for many years, and has the patience to go above-and-beyond to make their move hassle-free. 

She is here to help you with all your real estate needs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

Danielle Nieves
Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified
CalBRE#01821674
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 818-635-5102

 

BOOK’D IN BURBANK

Thursday, April 10 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Doors open at 7:30 pm)

Book’d in Burbank is a bookish social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of author readings and literary entertainment. The itinerary includes eight-minute readings from local Young Adult (YA), Mystery, and Romance authors, stand-up literary comedy, books giveaway, raffle, dessert & mingling reception, and children’s book drive to benefit Reading Partners, a youth literacy non-profit.

 

Raffle prizes are provided by Upbound Books, an artisan shop that “upcycles” damaged books into practical items, and Esparto Studio, a boutique specializing in wearable art crafted from recycled book pages.  General admission is $10.00

Theatre Banshee
3435 West Magnolia Blvd inBurbank
FRESH vs FROZEN FRUITS & VEGETABLES – WHICH IS BETTER? 
Here is some fresh thinking about frozen foods

 

BINGO!

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening
6:30 – 10:00 pm  (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

All paper games.  In & Out Bingo:  Come and go as desired.

Pay as you play:  Entrance Playing Fee $2 per Player, $1 per Game Sheet

For more information, please call 818-831-1934.

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

SENIOR RESOURCES  

Do you have a relative who needs personal care that you or another person cannot give them?
What do you do? Who do you call?

Can you afford to have a family member go into assisted living home or community?  Do you know which homes or communities best suit your loved ones needs?
Who do you ask?

Do you know a friend or family member who needs some short- term help due to a fall or illness?
Who do you turn to?

Someone you care about is coming home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility and needs help to get back to everyday living at home.
What do you do and who do you call?

People are turning to Senior Resources, Inc., LA’s premiere in-home care service provider and placement service.  A San Fernando Valley based company who can help keep your loved one safe, healthy and independent.  If you need answers and solutions call Senior Resources, Inc. 818-359-2125

Their companions and caregivers are also specially trained in fall prevention which is very important to this age group.

Get the help you need, when you need it!

This is Los Angeles’ premier home care company – call them today – 818-359-2125 

 

7 EASY WAYS TO BUILD STRONG BONES
Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such as jumping) after age 50. This adds up to an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone breaks and fractures.

 

Fortunately, you can build stronger bones at any age.
ENJOY THE SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO 

Wednesday, April 30

Enjoy the day with friends, play bingo, enjoy a buffet lunch, and play the slots!

Leave Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center at 8:00 am or
Valley Village Apartments at 8:30 am

Return at approximately 6:30 pm

The cost is $15.00 and you will receive $10.00 in easy play tickets when you arrive. Lunch on your own.

Call 818-981-1284 for more information.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center

5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks

 

 

THE BURBANK  SENIOR GAMES ARE HERE!

Applications are available now

The games will begin on May 12 and go through May17.

Applications will be available at your local Burbank Adult Center or online at www.Burbankwire.com

 The “Games” is a friendly competition for people 55+ in a variety of events including: bowling, cribbage, golf, horseshoes, mah jongg, party bridge, pool, skip-bo, tennis, Texas hold-em, and Wii virtual bowling.

Deadline is May 2.  For information, contact the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, 818-238-5353.  Entry fees vary with event.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A REVERSE MORTGAGE?

Call them today to schedule your “free, no obligation” consultation.

Mr. Satnick is a 28 year veteran of the mortgage finance industry.  He is an accomplished leader and the broker/owner of Prime Financial Services.  Mr. Satnick served three terms as a director of the California Mortgage Bankers Association.  In 2008, he culminated his 9 year tenure having being recognized by his peers and voted in as President and Chairman of the Board. 

Robert Satnick
Broker/Owner
Prime Financial Services
818.484.3237
Robert@PFSlend.com    www.PFSLend.com
BRE #: 01253898   NMLS #: 243540

 

 

 

NORTHRIDGE WOMEN’S CLUB CELEBRATES
 ”100 YEARS OF GIVING”

Thursday April 17 – Boutique 10am & Lunch 11:45am

They are celebrating this milestone with a spectacular fund raiser luncheon.

Entertainment by Bonnie Bowden, singing Jazz to Opera

There will also be an Opportunity Drawing and Chinese Auction. $60 donation. Proceeds to benefit Guide Dogs of America.

RSVP by April 10 to Hattie Spiegel at 818-886-5271.

at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills.

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!
For all the music lovers out there – and who doesn’t love music!

From Broadway to jazz to Dixieland to bluegrass and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to go to listen and enjoy.

Gold Coast Wind Ensemble in Thousand Oaks

Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 pm

Concert will include selections from Lord of the Rings, Cats, and more.  Seniors $22.00

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center
Thousand Oaks  Blvd in Thousand Oaks

818-492-0049

LA Opera Talk at the Platt Library

Tuesday, April 8 at 6:45 pm

 

The Friends of the Platt Library will present Thais.  The talks are timed with operas being produced by the Los Angeles Opera during the 2013-2014 Season.

 

Admission is free.  No reservations are required.

For further information call (818) 340-9386.

Los Angeles Public Library, Platt Branch

23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills.

Folk Music at the Burbank Library
Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

An evening of American roots, country blues, and traditional fold songs from Jerry Burgan, an original member of WE FIVE.

 

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks in Burbank

 

 

Music to Our Ears in Simi Valley

Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 pm

Come enjoy “Night of a Thousand Guitars”.  Young musicians perform their songs (they have been mentored by local experienced artists).  Dress warmly as this is outside in the rose garden.

The Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley

805-526-1735

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LEARN MICROSOFT WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT & OUTLOOK

Communicate with your grandchildren, family and friends. Write letters, create presentations, keep track of your finances. Fun! Simple! Easy!

Special pricing for young seniors who want to be able to keep up with their grandchildren. Private or group lessons. Daytime or evening. Weekdays or weekends. Call Jeff at 818-383-3496

Jeffrey Davidson
818-383-3496
pcconsultants@pacbell.net

West Hills

 

 

4 KEY WAYS TO INSURE HEALTHY AGING

If you had a choice and could either age well, enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigor, free from disability and illness – or age poorly, and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life … which would you choose?

You do actually have a choice, or at least can choose to use strategies that will greatly sway your chances in one direction or the other. And I’m sure most everyone reading this would rather experience healthy aging than the alternative.
ANOTHER EXCELLENT  PROGRAM
FROM JOYCE’S SENIOR CHOICES

Saturday April 5 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Presented by Joyce Sipes, Founder, Joyce’s Senior Choices

They’ll review many programs and resources for seniors, from Meals on Wheels to a free phone program for seniors with hearing impairments. Every attendee will receive a free copy of a local directory of senior services.

Refreshments will be served.  To register, call 818 429-8468

Northridge Hospital in the Education Auditorium

18300 Roscoe Blvd in Northridge

FANTASTIC HUGE YARD SALE!

Saturday, April 5th from 7 am to 1 pm

Adat Chaverim, The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is holding a great Yard Sale.

Find good, clean quality goods!  Clothes, Tools, Toys, Books, you name it and it will be there for sale.

5116 Varna Avenue in Sherman Oaks
(West of Fulton, South of Magnolia)

888-552-HJLA(4552) for more information.

IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE AT ANY AGE
Look at these three way to help avoid tripping and slipping

 

AN 8 YEAR OLD GREY DARLING CAT NEEDS A HOME

The little guy is deaf but that only makes him more loveable and he certainly can use a loving home.

If you have an interest please call Max or Jody at 818-398-3378

 

 

BINGO FUN-RAISER BENEFIT!

Wednesday, April 9th at 6:15pm

$20 donation plays for CASH prizes;$10 donation plays for Bingo prizes. This month the public is invited to a benefit for the ASPCA at Straw Hat Pizza.  Each month The Chatsworth FUN-raisers play for various charities.  No daubers needed.

Door prizes. Food & drinks available for purchase.  Dinner is at 6:15, followed by Bingo at 7:15.  Reserve your seats: 818-882-6437.  Pay at the door.

21515 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth.  Free parking.
Annie Hall  818-882-6437
Email: newme0100@hotmail.com

 

FOODS AND MEDICATIONS THAT DON’T MIX

7 foods and drinks to skip so you’ll avoid serious side effects

What’s the biggest mistake many people over 50 make when it comes to their medications? Failing to read the warning labels that come with their prescriptions, according to a study done by researchers at Kansas State University
HEALTHIER LIVING  CLASSES

Fridays, April 4 & 11, 12:30-3:00pm

Join Senior Advocate Brenda Birdwell in this Stanford Evidence-Based class, teaching coping mechanisms for living with a chronic condition such as Arthritis, Diabetes, or High Blood Pressure.

Learn to manage your symptoms, communicate better with your doctor, and lessen your frustration and fatigue.

Call 805-495-6250 for further information.

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

HAVE YOU BEEN CALLED “UNINSURABLE” or BEEN
DECLINED OR HIGHLY RATED FOR LIFE INSURANCE?

Don’t worry – we’re not like other brokers.  We talk directly with the Underwriters and we talk their talk

Simply request a LIFE INSURANCE quote by calling 877-224-0477

or email to info@lifeinsurancesolutions.biz     Let us know your health issues.   Once we have your information, we will then advocate on your behalf with the most competitive life insurance carriers for your particular circumstances.

Let’s turn low expectations into a more positive reasonable outcome!

LET’S MAKE 2014 A GREAT YEAR!

Jerry can help -In the past 30 years Life Insurance Solutions has helped  hundreds of folks obtain an affordable life insurance program. Let him help you.

Thank you
Jerry Izenberg
Agency Principal
877-224-0477
CA License #0697588

Member National Ethics Bureau

A DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CHINESE GARDEN

Wednesday, May 14 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

You will be guided through the garden featuring a 1.5 acre lake, pavilions, a hand carved stone bridge all set against a magnificent wooded backdrop of marvelous trees.  Specially  trained docents will do this tour.  You can also tour the rose garden.

The $45.00 fee will include transportation and driver’s tip.  Lunch on your own at their Café.

Shuttle departs from the Calabasas Civic Center.  Please         RSVP to 818-880-6461.

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SHALL WE DANCE?

Whether it’s folk dancing, line dancing, square dancing, or just plain dancing to live music – this is a marvelous venue for making new friends and having a lot of fun while you’re getting that cardio going!  And most of these events are free and both singles and couples are welcome!

Ballroom Dancing in Granada Hills

Friday, April 4 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Relaxed fun environment with a variety of music, dance lesson, and lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.  Mambo lessons start at 8:00 through 8:30 pm.

$16.00 cover

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

Ballroom Dancing in Woodland Hills

Saturday, April 5 from 6:30 (dinner) to dancing at 7:30 pm

Dance to the Angel City Big Band – a 17 piece band playing the oldies but goodies.  They will have a special guest singer – Bonnie Bowden.

$15.00 singles and $25.00 couples

Call Bucky @ 818-692-0701 for more information

American Legion #826

5320 Fallbrook Ave in Woodland Hills   (parkng back of bldg)

Dancing in Thousand Oaks

Saturday, April 5 from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy line dancing, ballroom, swing, waltz, and Latin music and dancing.  Light  refreshments will be served and  both singles and couples are welcome.

$5.00 members and $7.00 non-members

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Farmers and Charmers Square Dancing  

Saturday, April 5 from 7:30 (pre-rounds) and squares
from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Both singles and couples welcome

Call 818-344-0305 for more information

Wilkinson Center

8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

Line Dancing – Betty’s Dance Blast in Calabasas

5 Tuesdays from April 8 thru May 13

Take these classes and improve your range of motion, concentration and memory while  dancing to the oldies.

Cost is $45.00 and instructor is Betty Yee-Opp

RSVP required – call 818-880-6461

at De Anza Park and Recreation

3701 Lost Hills Rd in Calabasas

Conejo Valley Senior Dance Orchestra

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm

Join Ed LaFata as he rehearses the Unforgettables and they perform the music of the Big Band Era of the 40′s, 50′s & 60′s.

There is no meeting on 1st Thursday of each month.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Social Dancing to the 30′s, 40′s, & 50′s

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some great music in this fun social atmosphere. Coordinator: Fred Phillips

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING PLACES

TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

Spring Spectacular at the Moorpark Zoo

April 5 – 6 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Spring Spectacular is the America’s Teaching Zoo’s largest fundraising event of the year, with entertaining animal shows, get a sneak peek behind the scenes, interact with wild animal trainers and their furry friends and don’t miss all the games, food and fun for kids and BIG kids!

The headline animal show “Abracatastrophe” starting at 10:15, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00.

The FUN costs only $10/adults and $7/kids.
Members are  $8/adults and $5/kids.

Moorpark Teaching Zoo
7075 Campus Road  in Moorpark

805-378-1441

Kids’ Workshop – Make Birdbaths/Birdfeeders

Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m.-noon

Kids ages 5-12 make Birdbaths/Birdfeeders from free kits supplied by Home Depot’s Kid Workshop, 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Kids can keep their crafts and will receive a free apron, pin and certificate.

Pan for Gold at the Autry!

Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6 at 11:00 am

Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush

For more information call:  323-667-2000 or www.theautry.org

The Autry

4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles

Earth Open Day House

Sunday, April 6 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

The public is invited to the Earth Day Open House at the Chatsworth Nature Preserve. This is the only day in the year when the preserve (most of which is in West Hills) is open to the public. Take a docent-led hike to the ecology pond, enjoy Native American storytellers and dancers, and learn about conservation and nature groups. Enter from the north (Chatsworth side) gate on Valley Circle Boulevard, just southwest of Plummer Street.

 

Stargazing In Burbank

Thursday, April 10 from 7-9 pm;

Friends of Chandler Bikeway & The Sidewalk Astronomers present this event.

Weather Permitting

Telescopes will be available for Stargazing on the Bikeway at Chandler and Lima.

Everyone is Welcome and it’s FREE.

Call 818-238-5440 for additional information.

Clarissa’s Closet

Various times through April 13

A musical for families about a girl who cleans out her closet and runs into exciting adventures.

Seniors are $15 – 17.00

Call for the various times and dates

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St in Newhall
661-799-2702
Story Time returns to Westfield Topanga

Starting April 1st, the first Tuesday of the month from 11am-12pm

Westfield Topanga is kicking off its 2014 Story Time program with an event on Tuesday, 3/11 that will include a live reading, arts and crafts stations, and a visit from Elmo and Sleeping Beauty walkabout characters.

It is located in The Canyon at Westfield Topanga (near the Splendid store). Story Time is hosted by Westfield Topanga, in partnership with family restaurant and play space Giggles N’ Hugs.

Ride the Farm Animals at Underwood Family Farms

Also climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, birds, rabbits, cows, pigs, and horses as well as emus and alpacas)

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.

Rides and some shows maybe additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Chumash Indian Museum

Thursday through Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm

Visit the exhibits, displays, artifacts, tours, and lectures about the Chumash Indians who once occupied this land.

There are also guided nature hikes to painted caves that are located on the property.

(by appointment only)

Seniors $3.00 and children under 12 also $3.00

Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks
805-492-8076
Whale watching season in Oxnard

Tis the season to watch the magnificent whales make their annual migration down the Pacific Coast.

Local boat companies like Island Packers offer a variety of scenic excursions in the mornings and afternoons.

Now through April 14

Seniors (55+) are $32.00

Children (up to 12) are $26.00

805-642-1393
Island Packers
Channel Islands Harbor

3550 Harbor Boulevard in Oxnard

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturdays through June 14 at 1:00 pm

A musical version of the story for ages 3-9 and their families

Adults $12.00 & children $10.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd in West Los Angeles

818-761-2203 

“We can’t help getting older but we don’t have to be old”

And that’s what our newsletter is all about.
So please forward it to your friends, neighbors, and
family so they too will always know
what’s going on in their backyard!

www.suddenly65.com

The postings do necessarily reflect the opinion of
Suddenly65 or Max Izenberg.  They are posted as general guidelines to any resources you may be seeking.

As usual you must always be vigilant.

 

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Upcoming Events

Places to go,

things to do,

people to meet,

literary events,

theatre, festivals,

and carnivals…

everything that’s

going on in

your backyard!

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COUNTRY  ROAD
A Musical Tribute
To John Denver

April 3 – 13

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Seniors $42.00

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818-508-4200

THE ODD COUPLE

Neil Simon’s
hilarious play and
winner of the 1965
Tony Award

April 4 -May 4

Fri. and Sat. at 8pm
Sundays at 2:30pm. 

With two Thurs. Shows
April 10 & April 24 @ 8pm

West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth
Canoga Psrk
818-884-1907
MOORPARK
ARTS FESTIVAL

Sat, April 5

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Arts!
Music, theatre, visual arts
Food trucks
and much more

Admission is free

805-517-6260

45 East High St
Moorpark

A  MIDSUMMER
NIGHT’S DREAM

thru April 5

7:30 pm

Tickets $15.00

Smothers Theatre at
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu
310-506-4522
 

VALLEY JAZZ CLUB

Live Music & Dancing

Sunday, April 6

From 1:00 to 4:30 pm

This month is the
Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band 

Round Table Seating
handicap accessible

$10.00 admission

Food & beverages
Available

Canoga Park Elk’s Lodge
20925 Osborne St
Canoga Park
818-347-3155

 

“IT’S MAGIC! –
THE LIFE & MUSIC
 OF DORIS DAY”

As performed by
actress and singer
Kelly Lester

April 6 @ 2:00 pm

This sneak preview will
be used to prepare the
show for its Los Angeles
mini tour as well as a
sold out engagement
on Crystal Cruises. 

$5 suggested donation

Hollywood Piano Comp
323 S. Front St
Burbank
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL 

April 5-6

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets $8.00

Music, dancing, food,
lectures, demonstrations
vendors and activities for
young and old alike.

The Viking Encampment
and Sami Village will
once again be present

Cal Lutheran
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks
805-492-2411

WILD SONGS
AND NAKED SOULS

An evening of drama
and song based on
life and love

thru April 6

Tickets $20.00

Theatre Unlimited
10943 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood
310-366-5505
 

WESTLAKE VILLAGE
STREET FESTIVAL

Sun, April 6

10:00 am

Over 100 vendors
Gourmet food trucks
Roaming magicians
and jugglers

Agoura Rd and
Lakeview Cyn Rd
Westlake Village

INCORRUPTIBLE

A dark comedy about
keeping faith during
hard times

thru April 6

Call for times

Seniors $12.00

Pierce College
(use Mason Ave
entrance from
Victory Blvd)
Woodland Hills
818-719-6488

 

 INTO THE WOODS
 
April 8 – 12

Tues – Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Tickets $14 – 22.00

818-889-8058 ext 1
Or www.thepaecs.org

Performing Arts Center
Agoura High School
28545 West Driver Ave
Agoura Hills

 

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CANOGA  PARK BOWL
AND  THE SFV
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the  “Bowl”
 in the “Lane 33″ Lounge 

featuring

The Blues Bandits
who sing and play
 the “Blues,” featuring

David Reo, guitar/vocals;
Jimi Dee, guitar/vocals;
Larry Muradian, bass
Chuck Burkinshaw, drums

Wed, Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm

Free Admission
Two Drink Minimum

 818-347-4807

Canoga Park Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

An Unforgettable Evening
of Musical Theatre just
in time for Passover
and Easter

Apr 11 – 27

Frid & Sat at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Little Victory Theatre
3326 W. Victory Blvd
Burbank
818-841-5422

RED HOT DINER

A hot rockin’ musical
50s, 60s, 70s and whatever!

Sat: April 12, 19, 26,
May 3, 10  at 4:00 pm
Sun:  April 13, 27,
(May 4 sold out)
May 18 at 4:00 pm

Call for
various times

Seniors $25.00 donation
(Sorry, no children under 12)

818-998-0185

Big Oak Theatre
22200 Chatsworth St.
Chatsworth
 

THE VALLEY
CULTURAL CENTER’S
15th ANNUAL
TASTE OF THE VALLEY
Thursday, April 17

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Westfield Promenade
 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills   

Over 30 Restaurants
from throughout the Valley
 and more than 40 wineries
sprits, microbrews and beers.

For tickets 
www.valleycultural.org
or 818-704-1358

THE LION
IN WINTER

With Mariette Hartley

Apr 19 – May 18

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20 – 50.00

The Colony Theatre
555 N Third St
Burbank
818-558-7000

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IN THE HEIGHTS

the multi-Tony-winning
Best Musical

Thru  Apr 6

Call for
Various times

Tickets $34 – 69.00

Fred Kavli Musical Theatre 
805-497-8613 or 805-449-2787
T.O. Civic Arts Plaza
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks

SHREK
THE MUSICAL

thru April 6

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $22.00

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley
805-583-7900

THOROUGHLY
MODERN MILLIE

Thru  Apr 13

Thur, Frid, Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Conejo Players Theatre
35 S. Moorpark Drive
Thousand Oaks
805-495-3715
 
BOEING BOEING

A 1962 farce about a
Parisian architect engaged
to three stewardesses

through April 13

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $17.00

818-763-5990

The Group Rep @
 Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
N. Hollywood

BILOXI BLUES

the play by Neil Simon
about a 20 yr old from Brklyn
sent to train in the army
at Biloxi, Mississippi

thru  Apr 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $20.00

Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main Street
Newhall
661-288-0000

THE LAST ACT OF
LILKA KADISON

A play about the power
of story, humor and grace
in the face of loss. 

thru April 19

Wed. & Thur.: $34.50 – $37.00
Fri./Sat./Sun.: $39.50 – $42.00

Call 818.955.8101 or
www.FalconTheatre.com 

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank
818-955-8101

A STEADY RAIN

A play about two
Chicago policemen
whose lives are
changed by a
wrong decision

Call for various
dates thru April 20

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles
310-477-2055 x2

CLASSIC COUPLES
COUNSELING

A new comedy about
a psychotherapist to
Shakespearean couples

Thru  Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $10.00

323-960-5774
www.secretrose.com

Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
NoHo Arts District
North Hollywood

DAMN YANKEES

The award winning
baseball musical

thru Apr 27

Call for
various times

Seniors $17.00

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St
Newhall
661-799-2702
 

 

THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The classic play about
desperate people coming
to the end of their rope

thru  Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $25.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood
323-851-7977
 
LEND ME
A TENOR

A screwball comedy
About an opera singer

thru May 4
(dark Apr 18-20)

Call for
Various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460
 

 

TOP GIRLS

A play about office
politics and power

thru May 4

Thur & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30 – 34.00

The Antaeus Company
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818-506-1983

SOVEREIGN BODY

A play about the effect
an uninvited guest has
on the family matriarch

thru May 10

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $34.00

866-811-4111

The Historic
Lankershim Arts Center

5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

DON’T LEAVE IT ALL
TO YOUR CHILDREN

The winning play from
Broadway – a musical
about life and love from
a senior’s viewpoint

Due to demand
show extended
thru May 30

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-838-3006

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Sherman Oaks Senior Center

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Other Social

Senior Activities

www.joycesseniorchoices.org

 

 

 

Hope Connection

Bereavement Groups

www.hopegroups.org

 

 

SFV Senior Resource Guide

www.seniorservicessfv.org

 

 

The Madrid Theatre

http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/

   

Music and Entertainment

 ”The Golden Age of

American Popular Music”

www.composershows.com 

 

  

 

SFV MAPS  

Various Senior Resources

www.sfvmaps.org/resources.html 

 

 

 

 

Mar 27, 2014

Nothing Beats Beets!

 

 

Suddenly65 Newsletter March 27, 2014
 

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 Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week

Have some beets today!  They purify your blood,

they’re a good source of energy, contain powerful nutrients and are considered a strong anti-oxidant

and helpful in reducing inflammation!

Have some today in a shake, a salad or as a snack -

your body will thank you!

Nothing beats beets!

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THE IRS PHONE CALL SCAM

This has been all over the news this week but thought I would mention it in case some of you may not have heard about it.

People are receiving phone calls from the “IRS” and the caller claims you owe taxes and insists on payment immediately using your credit card.  Know that the IRS does not operate in this fashion.  They do not make phone calls like this. The scammers are out there right now during this tax season hoping to catch you unaware and separate you from your money.

READ MORE HERE

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS – HANG UP IMMEDIATELY!

 

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION FROM

EXPERT MARC WEISS OF ARCHER-WEISS

Helping Retirees Think Outside the Box-Part II

 

In this investment landscape, you need an all-terrain strategy

Change is our new constant, presenting different opportunities and risk every day. Navigating them successfully is possible – but requires new thinking, a broader perspective and adaptable strategy that position people for the changing road ahead. 

READ MORE HERE FROM MARC  ABOUT AN ALL-TERRAIN STRATEGY

Isn’t it time to help people think outside the box?

Speak with Marc Weiss to have all your questions answered.

To listen to Marc’s very informative video
Marc H. Weiss
Email: marc@archerweiss.com
License No. 0542576
818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901

IF YOU ARE A CHESS PLAYER AND LOOKING TO PLAY:

 

Chess in the West Valley

The West Valley Chess Club is the oldest running ADULT chess club in the San Fernando Valley (over 50 years!). Each Thursday, an ongoing 6 week USCF rated tournament continues as members play their weekly game. Average turnout in their events is usually 50+ players. In addition to the weekly Thursday night USCF rated tournament games, there is also casual play from 8pm to 10:30pm. There are 8 tournaments every year at West Valley.

Play chess with other chess experts and beginners. Join one of the largest, longest running, best organized chess clubs in the San Fernando Valley.  Make some new chess friends in their friendly, warm atmosphere provided to promote chess.

Meets Thursdays 6:30-10:30 p.m. – Shomrei Torah Synagogue
7353 Valley Circle Blvd. (rooms 8 & 10), West Hills

For more information call Jerry Yee 818 915-5572 – Email: jyee6@socal.rr.com

Chess in Thousand Oaks

They meet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. every Monday evening.

They have frequent USCF rated tournaments. They are usually 5 rounds and are split into 2-3 rating sections, with one tournament game played per week.  In the weeks in between tournaments, we have casual play/blitz.

All levels and ages are welcome. Membership is currently FREE.  Feel free to stop by and check them out! They look forward to meeting you!

For more information contact Cindy Garcia at ThousandOaksChess@att.net.

They meet at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks

HOPE CONNECTION BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization that offers on-going Spousal Loss and Parent Loss support groups in Encino and West Los Angeles.

Their groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 30 years.

Spousal Loss support groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in WLA and Thursday evenings in Encino.  A Spousal Loss Day Group is now being formed.

Parent Loss groups are offered on Tuesday evenings in Encino and on Wednesday in WLA.

For more information please call 818-788-HOPE (4673):
Email:  info@hopegroups.org  or  executivedirector@hopegroups.org
or website www.hopegroups.org

UNLOCKING YOUR STORY –
SPRING WRITING WORKSHOP

Friday mornings, April 11th – June 13th, 10am-1pm (Woodland Hills)

Uncover, Develop and Write Your Personal Story

This 10-week workshop is designed to explore the life experiences that have shaped and defined you. Using a variety of creative exercises and practical techniques, you’ ll find the *spark* to unleash the stories that reflect the uniqueness of your personal journey. Instructor Karin Gutman Orloski, MFA, has been working closely with writers for over 10 years and often works with deeply personal material. She’s also an adjunct professor at Cal State Fullerton and coaches writers privately.

For full details, visit www.unlockingyourstory.com

OR e-mail Karin: karin@spiritofstory.com
OR call (323) 363-1600

 

ANTI-AGING FOODS: EAT THESE 7 ITEMS
TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER

Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. In general, you should replace fattening starches with whole grains and cover at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables.

Here are seven foods that experts say could make you look and feel 10 years younger. What do you think? Let us know your comments. READ MORE HERE

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BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES,

EVEN  MEDITATION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING  ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY OR BOOK STORE – HOT OFF THE PRESS! 

Book Lovers Book Club at Encino Tarzana

Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 pm

The selection for this month is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith.

 

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd. at Nestle Ave in Encino

 818-343-1983

Cover to Cover Book Club at Mid-Valley Regional

Thursday, March 27 at from 6:00 pm until 7:45 pm

Join them for a discussion of “Headlong” by Michael Frayn.

New members always welcome!

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff  St in North Hills

818-895-3650

WWII Biographies at the Granada Hills Library

Thursday, March 27 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

Read any WWII biography, and then join them for a book discussion led by CSUN professor James Sefton.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Spring Book Sale at the Woodland Hills Library

Thurs, Frid & Sat , March 27-29 from 10:00 am
until 2:00 pm

Readers of all ages cannot resist finding new treasures to take home from the Woodland Hills Library.  Always an amazing selection of non-fiction, fiction, cooking and craft books, trade and mass market paperbacks as well as media jewels in vhs, cd and dvd. Children always take home at least one free book.

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills
818-226-0017
Book Sale at the Studio City Library

Saturday, March 29 from 10:00 until 2:00 pm

Come get a great deal on used books, CDs, and DVDS!

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Readings
Saturday, March 29 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

 

Come listen to an eclectic group of poets.  Everyone is invited to participate.  Read a classic poem or your own piece.  Each reader will have six minutes.

Encino-Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Encino

818-343-1983

Seated Yoga with yoga expert Carol Dickman
Wednesday, April 2 from 10:30 until 11:30 am
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Enjoy a free Seated 1 Hour Yoga class and Q & A session from yoga expert Carol Dickman at the following libraries:

Chatsworth Library
21052 Devonshire St in Chatsworth

818-341-4276

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 2 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Classes will be led by teachers from the Valley Dahn Yoga Center. Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Meditation for Beginners at Mid-Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, April 2 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

A free weekly class for those interested in meditation. You will learn basic principles and techniques of seated meditation, walking meditation, and chanting meditation. The practice of these meditations will help you stay balanced and focused throughout your daily life. For registration, call 818-893-8894 or email sfv@wonbuddhism.org.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

CERT: Community Emergency Response
Team Training in Studio City
Wednesday, April 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

You can’t predict, but you can prepare! Sign up for a 7-week CERT training. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. Be ready to help yourself, your family, and your neighborhood should disaster strike. Participants must register in advance by calling 818-755-7873 or email studio@lapl.org. Space is limited so register soon.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Book Club at the Westlake Village Library

Wed, April 2 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm

The Book Club will discuss “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson.  New members always welcome! They meet the first Wednesday of each month at Noon in the small community room.

 

Westlake Village Library
31220 Oak Crest Dr. in Westlake Village

818-865-9230

Chatsworth Library Book Club

Wednesday, April 2 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Chatsworth Library Book Club meets at the Library Meeting Room.  Their members choose the books that they want to read, so they cover a large variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction.  Discussions are fun and insightful.  The books can be ordered from the Library.

 

The featured book is “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.

Chatsworth Public Library
21502 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth
818-341-4276
Friendly Book Discussion at Thousand Oaks Library
Thursday, April 3 – 6:30 pm

 

Hosted by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, this group meets the first Thursday of every month at the library.  For more information contact Sai Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205 or chitra.sai.chandavarkar@hotmail.com

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-449-2660

SENIOR RESOURCES  

Do you have a relative who needs personal care that you or another person cannot give them?
What do you do?   Who do you call?

Can you afford to have a family member go into an assisted living home or community?  Do you know which homes or communities best suit your loved ones needs?
Who do you ask?

Do you know a friend or family member who needs some short- term help due to a fall or illness?
Who do you turn to?

Someone you care about is coming home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility and needs help to get back to everyday living at home.
What do you do and who do you call?

If you need answers and solutions call Senior Resources now at 818-359-2125

People are turning to Senior Resources, Inc., LA’s premiere in-home care service provider and placement service.  A San Fernando Valley based company who can help keep your loved one safe, healthy and independent.

Their companions and caregivers are also specially trained in fall prevention which is very important to this age group.

Get the help you need, when you need it!

This is Los Angeles’ premier home care company – call them today at 818-359-2125!

 

THE BEST OF BROADWAY MUSICALS

5 Weeks from April 7 through May 12 (no class 4/28) from 1:00 until 2:30 pm

Multimedia presentations with live music, sing-alongs & lectures: Lerner & Loewe “My Fair Lady” & more, Jule “Funny Girl” Styne, Frank “Guys & Dolls” Loesser, Lane & Harburg “Finian’s Rainbow” & more, Broadway’s Second Golden Age “Fiddler” & More.

Presenters: Saul H. Jacobs & Bob Lipson -  cost of the class is $25.00

Please RSVP to 818-880-6461.

This lecture will take place at: Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library at The Commons in Calabasas

THE BURBANK  SENIOR GAMES ARE HERE!

Applications are available now

The games will begin on May 12 and through May17.

Applications will be available at your local Burbank Adult Center or online at www.Burbankwire.com .

The “Games” is a friendly competition for people 55+ in a variety of events including: bowling, cribbage, golf, horseshoes, mah jongg, party bridge, pool, skip-bo, tennis, Texas hold-em, and Wii virtual bowling.

Deadline is May 2.  For information, contact the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, 818-238-5353.  Entry fees vary with event.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A REVERSE MORTGAGE?

Call Prime today to schedule your “free, no obligation” consultation.

Do you want to learn more about reverse mortgages? Check out their compilation of the 10 most common myths concerning reverse mortgages.

READ THE TEN MYTHS HERE

Mr. Satnick is a 28 year veteran of the mortgage finance industry. He is an accomplished leader and the broker/owner of Prime Financial Services. Mr. Satnick served three terms as a director of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2008, he culminated his 9 year tenure having being recognized by his peers and voted in as President and Chairman of the Board.

Robert Satnick
Broker/Owner
Prime Financial Services
818.484.3237
Robert@PFSlend.com
www.PFSLend.com
BRE #: 01253898 NMLS #: 243540

 

“THE SCIENCE YOU WANT TO KNOW”

Wednesdays at 11am this April

This is a continuing seminar from the Dr. Milstein Science Series just announced for April.

Topics covered:  Sleep, Memory, Aging, Bacteria and cutting edge research on how it affects our health, weight and possibly personality in surprising ways.

For enrollment and more info email:  sciencethatpops@gmail.com
The Skirball – free parking
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles

310-440-4500

 

 

BLUEBERRIES AND STRAWBERRIES REDUCE
HEART ATTACK RISK IN MIDDLE AGED WOMEN

When it comes to fruit, berries are among the healthiest variety to choose, as they are densely packed with a variety of potent phytochemicals and fiber while at the same time being relatively low in sugar.

Blueberries and strawberries, in particular, have recently been highlighted by Harvard researchers as ‘superfoods’ for heart health.    READ MORE HERE

THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL MYTH

Thursday, April 3 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Come listen as Steve Pomerance, a health & wellness consultant and a clinical compounding pharmacist talks about why lowering cholesterol won’t prevent heart disease and a statin-free plan that will work.

Registration required – call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall
Calabasas

behind library at the Commons Center

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MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

For all the music lovers out there – and who doesn’t love music! From Broadway to jazz to Dixieland to bluegrass and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to go to listen and enjoy.

The Valley Ragtime Stomp!
Sunday, March 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm

 

The Valley Ragtime Stomp is a free monthly concert in Canoga Park featuring ragtime-era and other vintage music, including stride, boogie-woogie, blues and ballads.

 

Normally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, it’s a gathering of amateur and professional musicians that welcomes newcomers to play or just listen.  This is a “special” gathering of the Monrovia Ragtime club because their club (Rose Leaf Ragtime Club) cannot use their usual place due to renovations

So come join them or just come to have a fun afternoon and enjoy nostalgic music!

 

If you enjoy ragtime, do not miss this fun afternoon – great music!

For further information call Ron at 818-766-2384

Henri’s Restaurant in the Back Room
21602 Sherman Way in Canoga Park

818-348-5582

Acoustic Music

There are several groups throughout the Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, and Simi Valley areas.  All are welcome to participate in a song circle.

For more information go to www.songmakers.org

Simi Strings Orchestra

They are looking for people interested in joining a strings class.

Do you play violin, viola or cello?
Interested in learning to play?
Been away from your instrument for a “few” years?

Want to get started again, or maybe try something new?

Join the group on Tuesdays at the Senior Center in Simi Valley.

For more information call 805-584-0650

A DIFFERENT RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS BY LAURIE

Their gentle, relaxing yoga classes will leave you feeling like you’ve spent a day at the spa.

They do things differently in their yoga classes. They work with “supported” poses using bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks so participants can deeply relax into poses without any effort.

Since Laurie specializes in working with seniors, she incorporates balance exercises and other adaptive poses into her classes.

If you have certain issues that make a pose uncomfortable or even painful, Laurie will show you how to “adapt” the pose or will guide you into doing a different pose that is more comfortable for you.  

Classes are small giving everyone the opportunity to have Laurie address each individual’s specific needs.

 

Come give them a try. You will leave their classes deeply relaxed, having a better sense of balance and grounding and will be more flexible just like a day at the spa!

TO READ MORE HERE ABOUT THESE PEACEFUL HEALING CLASSES    CLICK HERE

Come join this group of active seniors who enjoy tennis, hikes, dancing and swimming and, also, look forward to their gentle stretching and deeply relaxing restorative yoga classes.

CLICK HERE FOR LAURIE’S FLYER

Please email or call Laurie if you have any questions at lauriemazz@yahoo.com or 818-915-1220

 

Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga
 818-915-1220     www.inthespiritofhealth.com

 

ANOTHER EXCELLENT  PROGRAM
FROM JOYCE’S SENIOR CHOICES

Saturday April 5 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Presented by Joyce Sipes, Founder, Joyce’s Senior Choices.

They’ll review many programs and resources for seniors, from Meals on Wheels to a free phone program for seniors with hearing impairments. Every attendee will receive a free copy of a local directory of senior services.

Refreshments will be served.  To register, call 818 429-8468

Northridge Hospital in the Education Auditorium

18300 Roscoe Blvd in Northridge

 

 

LEMON MANI & PEDI ONLY $35.00…WOW!  or
VITAMIN C FACIAL WITH COLLAGEN MASK $35.00…

WOW AGAIN!

To all Suddenly 65ers!
Come in and enjoy a Lemon Manicure and Pedicure for only $35.00

or a relaxing Vitamin C Facial with a Collagen mask for only $35.00

Call Jeannie at 818 939~3305 – they offer free parking as well

June & Co.
20969 Ventura Blvd #12 in Woodland Hills

(in the French Quarter)

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS  IN ENCINO

Saturday, March 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This will be an extremely comprehensive drill to prepare all residents in  case of various emergencies.  For the past several years, the Encino Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with representatives of the Encino Community Center including all the government agencies.

They are looking for community members who can volunteer their time (one Saturday a month for two hours) to play community roles – survivors looking for a loved one, survivors who are injured, survivors looking for shelter or food – to drill with them.

For more information please contact the Encino Chamber office at 818-789-4711.

This next drill will be held at Encino Park (on Ventura Blvd., 1 block West of Balboa Blvd.).
THAT EXPIRATION DATE ON YOUR FOODS
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

Expiration dates are like threatening work deadlines: They loom overhead, and if you’re even a day late, you’re in for it.  Or so we think.  READ MORE HERE

IS IT TIME TO CHANGE YOUR HAIR STYLIST?

Come in for a free consultation with expert stylist Maxine (Max) Berger and if you want to continue with her, she offers a free haircut.

Maxine Berger has been with the same salon for  25 years and is an expert on hair straightening and color.

Call her today – this may be the time for a new look!

Maxine Berger
Epic Salon
17207 Ventura Blvd
Encino
818-986-2034 (appointments)

818-398-3378 (cell)

IF YOU DINE OUT FREQUENTLY,
HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY TIPS ON
WHAT TO SELECT FROM THE MENU

Choosing healthy foods at most restaurants can feel like a daunting task. Especially when a menu has mouth-watering descriptions or tempting photos and you’re really hungry.  READ MORE HERE

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

“The Book Thief” at the Simi Valley Library

Thursday, March 27 from 4:00 until 6:30 pm

The Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road un Simi Valley

805-526-1735

“Last Vegas,” at the Burbank Library

Friday, March 28 at 2:00 pm

This movie stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, & Kevin Kline

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank

818-238-5610

“Oblivion” at ONEgeneration

Friday, March 28 at 1:30 pm

Movie stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman

ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

Movie at the North Hollywood Library
Thursday, April 3 at 2:00pm

New and Classic Movies every Thursday and they’ve got popcorn too!

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818-766-7185

 

AVOCADO IS WAY MORE
HEALTHFUL THAN YOU MAY REALIZE
Did you know putting avocado on your burger can keep inflammation down? It’s a low-fructose fruit, has monounsaturated fat (good fat) that can be easily burned for energy and contains lots of health-boosting nutrients (more potassium than a banana, vits E/Bs/folic acid/fiber). Non-organic is safe. Use as a fat replacement in baking and good as a 1st food for babies. Much more.
SURVIVING DIVORCE: REPAIRING,
REDISCOVERING AND REBUILDING YOUR LIFE

An Ongoing 10-Week Workshop

Sherry Warschaw, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist facilitates an ongoing 10-Week Workshop Series for women who are separated, going through divorce procedures or are already divorced.

Divorce can be experienced as a metaphorical surgery affecting all areas of an individual’s life.  Financial worries, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, low energy that may lead to having less patience with your children increases the demands of daily living.

CLICK HERE   to see who can benefit from this workshop.

Call for your complimentary consultation. 818-344-0299

Sherry Warschaw,LMFT

www.sherrywarschawlmft.com

HEALTHIER LIVING  CLASSES

Fridays, March 28 & April 4 & 11, 12:30-3:00 pm

Join Senior Advocate Brenda Birdwell in this Stanford Evidence-Based class, teaching coping mechanisms for living with a chronic condition such as Arthritis, Diabetes, or High Blood Pressure.

Learn to manage your symptoms, communicate better with your doctor, and lessen your frustration and fatigue.

Call 805-495-6250 for further information.

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

A READER IS LOOKING TO RENT
A BEDROOM IN A PRIVATE HOME

Do you have a bedroom and private bath in your San Fernando Valley house that you would like to rent?

A single mature woman and her indoor-outdoor cat (no litter box involved) are looking for a home. No drinking, smoking or drugs.

If so, please call Rebecca at 818-621-0507.

HAVE YOU BEEN CALLED “UNINSURABLE” or BEEN

DECLINED OR HIGHLY RATED FOR LIFE INSURANCE?

Don’t worry – we’re not like other brokers.  We talk directly with the Underwriters and we talk their talk

Simply request a LIFE INSURANCE quote by calling 877-224-0477

or email to info@lifeinsurancesolutions.biz    

Let us know your health issues.   Once we have your information, we will then advocate on your behalf with the most competitive life insurance carriers for your particular circumstances.

Let’s turn low expectations into a more positive reasonable outcome!

LET’S MAKE 2014 A GREAT YEAR!

Jerry can help -In the past 30 years Life Insurance Solutions has helped  hundreds of folks obtain an affordable life insurance program. Let him help you.

Thank you

Jerry Izenberg

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www.lifeinsurancesolutions.biz

877-224-0477

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Member National Ethics Bureau
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ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE

April 4 through May 30 from 9:00 until 11:00 am

Joan of Arc, King Henry VIII, and Queen Elizabeth come to life in this exciting art history series, exploring the reawakening of France, Belgium, England, and the Holy Roman Empire. The realistic, jewel-like painting of Jan Van Eyck, Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein contrasts with the fantastic, superstitious visions of Heironymus Bosch and Pieter Breugel’s depictions of bawdy peasants.

Through emotional stories and vibrant imagery, John Paul Thornton relates the art and culture of the 15th and 16th centuries to our own time. Bring paper/ pen. (8 classes) No class 5/2.

 

The fee is $38.00.  Please RSVP to 818-880-6461.

This lecture will take place at: Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library at The Commons in Calabasas 

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING PLACES

TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

Clarissa’s Closet

Various times through April 13

A musical for families about a girl who cleans out her closet and runs into exciting adventures.

Seniors are $15 – 17.00

Call for the various times and dates

The Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main St in Newhall
661-799-2702

 

“Frozen” at the Buena Vista Library
Saturday, March 29 at 11:00 am

 

Family Film Festival presents the much-acclaimed “Frozen.”

Buena Vista Branch of BPL
300 N Buena Vista St in Burbank
818-238-5620

 

Kids’ Concert at the Skirball

Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 pm

The Hollow Trees: Sing & dance to this acoustic band’s upbeat Americana music-a mix of old-time chestnuts, obscure gems, & original songs.

Free w/admission.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda in West LA

310-440-4500

Pan for Gold at the Autry!

Saturday & Sunday, March 29 & 30 at 11:00 am

Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush

For more information call:  323-667-2000 or www.theautry.org

The Autry

4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles

Kids’ Concert at the Skirball

Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 pm

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band serve up catchy pop & cleverly crafted lyrics amusing to audiences of all ages

Free w/admission.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda in West LA

310-440-4500

Campfire at Satwiwa

Sunday, March 30 at 6:30 pm

Enjoy the Satwiwa sunset & an evening campfire while listening to Lisa Wahpepah & Grey Wolf share their native culture with stories & songs.

Satwiwa Native American Center
Via Goleta, Lynn Rd 5 miles S of 101 (call for directions)

805-370-2301

Story Time returns to Westfield Topanga

Starting April 1st, the first Tuesday of the month from 11am-12pm

Westfield Topanga is kicking off its 2014 Story Time program with an event on Tuesday, 3/11 that will include a live reading, arts and crafts stations, and a visit from Elmo and Sleeping Beauty walkabout characters.

It is located in The Canyon at Westfield Topanga (near the Splendid store). Story Time is hosted by Westfield Topanga, in partnership with family restaurant and play space Giggles N’ Hugs.

Ride the Farm Animals at Underwood Family Farms

Also climb the haystack, play in the sandbox, visit the Chicken House, see all the farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, birds, rabbits, cows, pigs, and horses as well as emus and alpacas)

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.

Rides and some shows maybe additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Chumash Indian Museum

Thursday through Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm

Visit the exhibits, displays, artifacts, tours, and lectures about the Chumash Indians who once occupied this land.

There are also guided nature hikes to painted caves that are located on the property. (by appointment only)

Seniors $3.00 and children under 12 also $3.00

Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway in Thousand Oaks

805-492-8076

Whale watching season in Oxnard

Tis the season to watch the magnificent whales make their annual migration down the Pacific Coast.

Local boat companies like Island Packers offer a variety of scenic excursions in the mornings and afternoons.

Now through April 14

Seniors (55+) are $32.00

Children (up to 12) are $26.00

805-642-1393
Island Packers
Channel Islands Harbor

3550 Harbor Boulevard in Oxnard

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturdays through June 14 at 1:00 pm

A musical version of the story for ages 3-9 and their families

Adults $12.00 & children $10.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd in West Los Angeles

818-761-2203

“We can’t help getting older,

 but we don’t have to be old”

and that’s what our newsletter is all about.

Please forward to everyone you know so they

too will always know what’s going on in their backyard!

 

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The postings or information seen here do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Suddenly65 (or Max Izenberg).  These are considered reliable, however we cannot guarantee their accuracy or exactness.  They are posted for the general public as a guideline for certain types of resources they may be looking for.  

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Upcoming Events

Places to go,

things to do,

people to meet,

literary events,

theatre, festivals,

and carnivals…

everything that’s

going on in

your backyard!

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DAMN YANKEESThe award winning
baseball musical

Mar 28 – Apr 27

Call for
various times

Seniors $17.00

The Canyon
Theatre Guild
24242 Main St
Newhall
661-799-2702
 
IN THE HEIGHTS

the multi-Tony-winning
Best Musical

Mar 28 – Apr 6

Call for
Various times

Tickets $34 – 69.00

Fred Kavli Musical Theatre 
805-497-8613 or 805-449-2787
T.O. Civic Arts Plaza
2100  T.O.Blvd
Thousand Oaks

SFVALLEY
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
IN CONCERT

James Domine,
Music Director

     presents        

Sat, March 29

8:00 pm

Strauss
Overture to Die Fledermaus

Tchaikovsky
Symphony #1 in G minor
(Winter Dreams)

Sibelius
Violin Concerto
Nancy Roth, Violinist

Tickets available online at
www.sfvsymphony.com
or  at the Theatre Box Office
or by calling 818-347-4807

Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts
at Chaminade
 in West Hills

SPRING ARTS &
CRAFTS FAIR

Frid & Sat, Mar 28 & 29

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

There is no charge

Vendors, food trucks,
Music and much more!

SV Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi
Simi Valley

805-583-6363

 

NEW VOICES FESTIVAL   

Staged Readings:
“Touch Tour”

on March 28

“The Finest Thing”
on March 29  

both readings @ 8:00 pm

These are staged readings
of diverse stories written
and performed by
contemporary artists from
underrepresented voices:
women, people of color,
and  people with
physical disabilities.  

Free.  Donations welcome. 

For reservations and
 information 
www.GriotTheatre.org 
or call 818-703-7170

Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood    .
A CELEBRATION
OF DORIS DAY
(who is turning 90)

A gala event on
Sun, Mar 30

7:00 pm

Performed by Scott Dreier
one of the stars of Cabrillo’s
FOREVER PLAID
 (and self-proclaimed
“Doris Day’s biggest fan!”).

featuring 26 classic songs
made famous by Doris Day.

Tickets are $50 each
and include a pre-show
reception with appetizers
and a post-show reception
with Scott

Thous Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
The Founders Room
Cabrillo Music Theatre
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks
805-449-2775

TICKET TO RIDE

A Tribute
To The Beatles!

One Show Only
Sun, March 30

3:00 pm

Tickets $49 – $59.00
Senior/Children:
$5.00 Off Any Seat

To order tickets
by phone:
818-347-9938

Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park 

 

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CANOGA  PARK BOWL
AND  THE SFV
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the  “Bowl”
 in the “Lane 33″ Lounge 

featuring

The SFVSO Jazz Band
performs jazz standards from  the Great American Songbook 


with
Jimi Dee, guitar
Ron Singer, saxophone/flute
Adrian Miller, trumpet/
Flugelhorn
Larry Muradian, bass
Chuck Burkinshaw, drums

Wed, April 2 @ 8:00 pm

Free Admission
Two Drink Minimum

 818-347-4807

Canoga Park Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park

COUNTRY  ROAD
A Musical Tribute
To John Denver

April 3 – 13

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Seniors $42.00

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818-508-4200
INTO THE WOODS

CLICK FOR FLYER

April 8 – 12

Tues – Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Tickets $14 – 22.00

818-889-8058 ext 1
or www.thepaecs.org

Performing Arts Center
Agoura High School
28545 West Driver Ave
Agoura Hills

SCANDINAVIAN
FESTIVAL 

April 5-6

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets $8.00

Music, dancing, food,
lectures, demonstrations
vendors and activities for
young and old alike.

The Viking Encampment
and Sami Village will
once again be present

Cal Lutheran
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks
805-492-2411
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TRIP BACK DOWN

Groupies, trophies and
fast, beautiful cars.
Is winning all there is? 

thru March 29

Thurs – Sat @ 8:00 pm

 $25 for all shows

TIXS: 323-960-7712 or
www.Plays411.com/trip

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-990-2324

PIRATES OF
PENZANCE

thru March 30

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $15 – 30.00

Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks
805-381-1246

THE DIFFERENT
SHADES OF HUGH

A play which explores
the very personal
world of an artist’s
creative process

thru Mar 30

Call for times

The Road on Magnolia 
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

SHREK
THE MUSICAL

thru April 6

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $22.00

Simi Valley
Cultural Arts Center

3050 Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

805-583-7900

THOROUGHLY
MODERN MILLIE

Thru  Apr 13

Thur, Frid, Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $18.00

Conejo Players Theatre
35 S. Moorpark Drive
Thousand Oaks
805-495-3715
www.conejoplayers.org 

BOEING BOEING

A 1962 farce about a
Parisian architect engaged
to three stewardesses

through April 13

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $17.00

818-763-5990

The Group Rep @
 Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
N. Hollywood

BILOXI BLUES

the play by Neil Simon
about a 20 yr old from Brklyn
sent to train in the army
at Biloxi, Mississippi

thru  Apr 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $20.00

Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main Street
Newhall
661-288-0000

THE LAST ACT OF
LILKA KADISON

A play about the power
of story, humor and grace in the face of loss 

thru April 19

Wed. & Thur.: 

$34.50 – $37.00
Fri./Sat./Sun.: 

$39.50 – $42.00

Call 818.955.8101 or
www.FalconTheatre.com 

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank
818-955-8101

A STEADY RAIN

A play about two
Chicago policemen
whose lives are
changed by a
wrong decision

Call for various
dates thru April 20

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles
310-477-2055 x2

CLASSIC COUPLES
COUNSELING

A new comedy about
a psychotherapist to
Shakespearean couples

Thru  Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Seniors $10.00

323-960-5774
www.secretrose.com 
  
Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
NoHo Arts District
North Hollywood

THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The classic play about
desperate people coming
to the end of their rope

thru  Apr 27
(dark Apr 20)

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Seniors $25.00

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood
323-851-7977
www.theatrewest.org 

LEND ME
A TENOR

A screwball comedy
About an opera singer

thru May 4
(dark Apr 18-20)

Call for
Various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460
www.actorsco-op.org 

TOP GIRLS

A play about office
politics and power

thru May 4

Thur & Frid @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30 – 34.00

The Antaeus Company
5112 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818-506-1983

SOVEREIGN BODY

A play about the effect
an uninvited guest has
on the family matriarch

thru May 10

Frid & Sat & 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $34.00

866-811-4111

The Historic Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

DON’T LEAVE IT ALL
TO YOUR CHILDREN

The winning play from
Broadway – a musical
about life and love from
a senior’s viewpoint

Due to demand
show extended
thru May 30
 
Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $30.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-838-3006  

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POT OF GOLD
IN THE
FOLLOWING
RESOURCES


ONEgeneration  

Senior Center

Adult Day Care

CLICK FOR THEIR FLYER   

www.onegeneration.org

 

 

 

 

 

Sherman Oaks Senior Center

 

www.vic-la.org

 

 

Other Social

Senior Activities

 

www.joycesseniorchoices.com

 

 

Hope Connection

Bereavement Groups

 

www.hopegroups.org

 

 

SFV Senior Resource Guide

 

www.seniorservicessfv.org

 

 

 

 

The Madrid Theatre

 

http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/

 

 

 

Music and Entertainment

 ”The Golden Age of

American Popular Music”

www.ComposerShows.com

 

 

 

 

SFV MAPS  

Various Senior Resources

http://www.sfvmaps.org/Resources.html 

 

 

 

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