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Feb 26, 2015

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Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week:

All fruits and vegetables carry pesticide residues.
Buy organic or at least “pesticide free” produce
whenever possible.

Here’s a list of the dirty dozen – those 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.

Farmers’ Markets Here We Come!
(See list below of one near you)

 

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Note the following email I received from my “bank” (and note the misspelling which is a tip off that it’s not legitimate).  I have copied it exactly as I received  it.

“YOU HAVE 1 ( ONE )IMPORTANCE H&R BLOCK SECURE MESSAGE .
http://www.hrblock.com/secure/ 
Kindly respond to this message as soon as possible.
Copyright ? 2014-2015 HRB Digital LLC. All Rights Reserved. “

DO NOT EVER CLICK ON TO ITEMS LIKE THESE – THIS IS A SCAM.   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT YOUR BANK DIRECTLY.

important1  If sometimes you find you are not receiving our newsletter (on Thursday mornings), please check your “junk” or “spam” files.  It may have inadvertently ended up in one of those files.

 

Also one of the very first things you will see when you open the newsletter is this

“Having trouble viewing this email? Click here “.  If you will in fact click on that, it will open up the entire newsletter so that everything including all the information on the right hand side, will be visible.  This way the newsletter is much easier to read.

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES
EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM MARC WEISS

Projecting Healthcare Expenses During Retirement

 

One component of retirement planning that many Americans typically underestimate is healthcare costs. It is virtually impossible to know for certain how much money you will need to spend but it is a huge mistake to underestimate that projection.

According to studies from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), even retirees who are eligiblefor Medicare should expect to spend substantial amounts of money to supplement that coverage. EBRI also found that women generally need to spend more money on healthcare expenses due to the statistical difference in longevity between men and women.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BULLET POINTS  that spell out a

few other interesting findings from research conducted by EBRI.

Now the question is, how much will you need to cover your healthcare expenses during retirement?

Talk to Marc today to find out the answer and get personalized analysis to help identify potential solutions.

 

To listen to Marc’s very informative video      

CLICK HERE     

Read Marc’s February newsletter HERE     

Marc H. Weiss

Web Site: www.archerweiss.com  

Email: marc@archerweiss.com

License No. 0542576

818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901  

 

    

AN AFTERNOON WITH RICK JARRETT

Thursday, March 5 from 4:40 until 6:00 pm

Rick Jarrett has entertained audiences for over 20 years.  Not just a singer, Rick takes you on a special musical journey through his songs.  His shows stay alive because of the variety of musical genres he covers; smooth jazz, soul, country pop and musical theatre.

Rick is a Calabasas resident.  He has a jazz band and a country band and performs throughout the Los Angeles area and up the western seaboard.  He entertains with music that brings back wonderful memories.

For information and reservations (a must) call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

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

 

A FIELD TRIP TO THE LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM

Wednesday March 4 from 2:30  – 5:00 pm

Join this Boomer-Life Community for a special guided walking tour of the The Leonis Adobe Museum, a cherished historical monument and colorful living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving and sharing California ranch life in the late 1880′s.  Even if you’ve been there before, you’ll want to go again!

The tour begins promptly at 2:30 and is approximately 90 minutes. Wear comfy shoes and clothing.  And then…they’ll move on next door to the Sagebrush Cantina to enjoy a Boomer-Life happy hour over margaritas and chips!

And, as always, they’d love for you to bring a friend or two!  Only $5.00 per person.

Get together with good friends and greet new ones where people 55+ find ways to maintain youth, vitality and zest for life! RSVP to 818-203-4455

Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Road in Calabasas
www.leonisadobemuseum.org/

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 seniors who hike, dance and play tennis and really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:15 pm First time drop in rate is only $9. Class cards available

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

 

SCARY SYMPTOMS THAT ARE (USUALLY) HARMLESS

How to know whether you need to worry about these common conditions.   READ MORE HERE

DOOR TO DOOR ONE ON ONE ESCORT TRANSPORTATION  

Need a ride, door to door, to a doctor appointment, to the airport, to visit a friend or just to get to the grocery store?

Contact Beverly (818) 439 -1163 to further discuss your transportation needs.
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THE GRANADA HILLS WOMAN’S CLUB RUMMAGE SALE

Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
Friday, 8:00 am -2:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Granada Hills Woman’s Club is hosting a Rummage Sale on Household items, clothing, decorations, jewelry and small pieces of furniture will be on display for sale.

For more information, contact Yolanda Petroski at (818) 363-9844

10666 White Oak Ave in Granada Hills

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

 

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

Movies at the Moorpark Adult Center

Friday, February 27 at 12:45 pm

They are screening  the movie “Fury” with Brad Pitt.  It is April, 1945.  As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.  Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.  Genre: Action Rated: R Time: 134 min.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark
805-517-6261

Autry at the Autry

Saturday, February 28 at 12 noon

Matinee double feature of Gene Autry favorites “Git Along Little Dogies” (1937) & “The Old Barn Dance” (1938).  Free w/admission.

Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park
323/667-2000

Retro Shorts – 166 MM Rare Films at
the Sunland-Tujunga Library

Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 pm

Come see rare short films from the archive of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Actual 16mm prints will be projected.    For films this month either  call the library or go to https://www.facebook.com/LAPLsunland/events?key=events

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga
818-352-4481

International Film Month at the North Hollywood Library

Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm

“Shaolin Soccer” (China).   A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818-766-7185

“MINGLE WITH SINGLES DANCES” 50+

Sunday, March 1 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to the successful LA Singles Dances.  Get your groove on, grab your single friends
and Dance the Night Away!

Rock n’ Rollin’ dance music by renowned DJ’s on a Dime
huge floor perfect for being swept off your feet
light bites and soft drinks
face-to-face conversation
Magic Magnetism & Mystery in the room
Psychic available (addtl fee), to look into your past, present & future.

$20 Cash at the door, Prizes & Raffle
Dress: Cool Classy Chic

The public is welcome.

Bring in a copy of FLYER  for a $5.00 discount.

Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Blvd in Encino
(enter on Densmore Ave, street or lot parking)

CONVERSATIONS WITH HEROS

Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm

Members from Wings Over Wendy’s will talk about first-hand experiences of being in WWII, Korea, Vietnam as well as from recent wars. This will be a monthly speaker series on the first Saturday each month.

$10/person for general admission; non-Museum members
Retired veterans and current military: FREE
Museum members: Preferred Seating
Parking: Free in Museum parking lot
Light refreshments served.

Okay to pay at the door. If so, please RSVP by contacting The Museum at 818-347-9665 or events@TheMuseumSFV.org.

The Museum of San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 in Northridge

“FINDING MONEY AMID THE MAYHEM”

When you need to downsize, 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.

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.

The $ales Ladi-EZ also do seminars for any size group that focuses on the approach and process of downsizing or liquidating inventory. The seminar is free.

www.tsl-ez.com
To contact:  mandy@tsl-ez.com or 818-304-8174

LET’S BAKE A DIFFERENCE

Sunday, March 1 from 12:00 until 4:00 pm

A fund raiser for the Cancer Support Community.  Over 50 professional and amateur  bakers, sweet samples, baking and cupcake completions, live entertainment, face painting, cake auction, food & refreshments, photo booth, silent auction.  And over 9,000 sweet surprises!!

$25.00 fee includes four dessert treats, container, coffee, tea and lots of fun-filled sweetness!      BUY TICKETS HERE

Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road in Westlake Village

SENIOR STAR POWER AND THE

PINK LADY WANT TO PUT YOU IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

NEW, EXCITING WORKSHOPS!

Enrich your life with innovative and creative programs through the performing arts.

THE CURTAIN RISES, APRIL 7

A TRIP TO THE SANTA BARBARA
INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW

Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 am. – 6:30 p.m.

Once in Santa Barbara you will have time to stay for the day or go to the Orchid Show (at an additional $10 per person.) where you will be able to see hundreds of orchid varieties from all over the world, with more than 60 exhibitors. If you are looking to buy exotic flowers, you can do so by visiting the big tent where you’ll find plants, corsages, poster and more.

They will stop at Stribling Orchid Farm on the way home. Bring $ for food and shopping.

Cost is $39 ($37 with BSAC)  and  the last date to register is March 2.

Joslyn Adult Center
1301 West Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WATERCOLORS

5 Mondays  starting  March 2 – 30 from 9:00 – 11:30 am

Through this course you will learn the fundamentals and enhanced techniques of painting with watercolors.  Each student will work from their own subject material: personal photos or printed copies of other paintings or photographs.  Instruction will be both at group level and individually through a critique of students’ work.  A list of materials needed will be distributed to each student at the first class. For the first class bring a pencil and sketch pad.

Instructor: Mel Wolf and the cost for these classes is $40.00. For information and reservations (a must) call 818-880-6461

 

De Anza Park

3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas

SAVVY SENIORS MARCH LUNCHEON

Thursday, March 12 from 12:00 until 2:00 pm

Register now for the March 12th Luncheon!  818-880-6461

Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other Savvy Seniors, enjoy a catered lunch, andlisten to singer Michael B. Levin, a talented actor and musician. Levin’s performance

features a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his music.

Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center,

27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Calabasas

MEET DAVID GOODMAN – THE FRANCHISE EXPERT

Contact him today at his Office 818-578-8706 or Cell 856-287-0303

Owning a franchise is the best path to take for you to accomplish your own dreams, not your employer’s …and to do it on your terms!

David Goodman is the #1 franchise consultant in the country. He has close to 500 franchises in his directory.

His services are completely free and he is National and International.

Click here for WEBSITE
Click on his  FRANCHISE DIRECTORY

 

 $1000 bonus to anyone who sends him a referral that becomes a franchisee due to his efforts!!

David  Goodman Can Make It Happen!
Find A Fabulous Franchise…Free!

Call 818-578-8706, 818-287-0303 or
email david@franchisebizconsulting.com

 

 

MAH JONGG!!

Mah Jongg Game Days At The VJCC

Mondays from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Bring your group or join one!

Members $2.00 per person and non members $4.00 per person.

Space is limited so email Ellen at ellen@valleyjcc.org or call 818-360-2211

Valley Jewish Community Center

20350 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

Looking for a 5th
for Thursday afternoons from 12:30 till 4:45 pm.  They play in Encino.  Just bring your $5 and expect to enjoy the day, you can’t get rich but you won’t loose your shirt either.  Please contact Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

Couple’s Mah Jongg
They are a young 65 plus couple living in Encino looking for other young minded 65 plus couples to play Mah Jongg with.  Please call if you’re interested!

Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

 


OPERA LOVERS – PLEASE TAKE NOTE!

 

Center Stage Opera Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

Sunday, March 8 at 11:30 am

Join their Tenth Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course luncheon, a complimentary glass of wine, and best of all prepare to be mesmerized as your favorite CSO artists entertain you with the greatest opera hits from our past shows!

The cost of $65.00 per person includes the luncheon, silent auction, and operatic entertainment from their past 10 seasons.

To buy  tickets BUY TICKETS HERE  or call (818) 517-4102

Braemar Country Club

4001 Reseda Blvd in Tarzana

The Meaning Of Opera & The Fun Of It
Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm

March 2, March 16, March 30 from 3:30 until 5:00 pm

Come and listen to an interesting discussion with Steve Kohn of the non-profit LA Opera.

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744  

 
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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

Bluegrass Jam in Canoga Park

Sunday, March 1 from 12- 3pm

Call 818-884-5905 for more information.

The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park

“A Cotton Club Affair”

Sunday, March 1 6:00 until 9:00 pm

The biggest affair of the year in Los Angeles will be this Sunday at the Rain Restaurant & Lounge.  There will be two great renowned performers battling to win supremacy of a huge stage.

Only the very best performers will be allowed.   It is recommended to arrive early for good seats.  There is a $10.00 fee.  Do not miss this powerful bill of talented singers.

The Rain Restaurant & Lounge
12215 Ventura Blvd.  (2 blocks w of Laurel Canyon blvd.) in Studio City
818-755-9596 or 818-523 – 0557

Jazz Standards and Classic Pop Music in West Hills

Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm

Listen as Donna Deussen and Paul Weitz on guitar entertain you with the music you love.  They will be playing their own arrangements of jazz standards and classic pop tunes and they’d love to have you drop by for a listen!  The food is delicious home-style Italian and the atmosphere is casual/chic.

No cover but reservations recommended.

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant
23701 Roscoe Blvd in West Hills
818-716-7894

The Guitar Merchant, features bands
and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase

Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm

Hosted by East Coast Al.   Cover charges vary.   Call 818-884-5905 for more information.

The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park

Happy Little Ukulele Club Of Thousand Oaks

Join them on Thursday, March 5 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

Ukulele Strummers & Singers

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

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

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Jazz at Casey’s Tavern

Tuesdays from 8:30 pm
Thursdays from 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 pm
Sundays from 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy these fine jazz groups.  Casey’s presents:

Tuesdays -  New band new night – come enjoy their “Jazztown  Buffet”
Thursdays – the Blue Lagoon Jazz Band
Saturdays – Evie and All That Jazz
Sundays – Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park
818-992-9362

The Jazzland Big Band at Sherman Oaks

Every Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 pm

Come listen and enjoy music in the Glenn Miller style.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys
818-981-1284

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST?  

Do you often see others as having the joy, laughter, companionship and meaning in their life that you’ve always wanted?  You deserve to have a balanced, healthy and joyful life too.

Sherry Warschaw, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide you in a new direction so that you no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges you’re facing.   She will help you better understand your actions and reactions to people and situations so that you gain strength, confidence and self-worth that will give your life new meaning and purpose.

Sherry is a warm and caring person who uses over 2 decades of professional experience and a lifetime of personal and humbling growth to help you clarify and reach your full potential.

FREE CONSULTATION

20% discount on first 3 sessions for Suddenly65 readers

Call Sherry at 818-344-0299 or visit WEBSITE
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THE “ORIGINAL” VAN NUYS SUNDAY STAMPSHOW
Sunday, March 1 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission, parking, appraisals and buy and sell

Masonic Hall
14750 Sherman Way in Van Nuys
888-995-0548
www.stampshowsteve.com

 

“SHAKESPEARE FOR EVERYONE” CLASS

Fridays, 2:00-3:30pm

As presented by George Kuby.  For more information please call 805-381-2744

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

THE MOM’S GUIDE TO WHAT’S
HOT, NEW, AND UNDISCOVERED!

JEN’S LIST, a free daily e-mail newsletter and website sent to over 16,300+ families daily in the LA area – from baby products to nannies to fun family stuff to do.  As useful as it is informative, Jen’s List is like getting an e-mail from your up-to date, and totally in-the-know SUPER mom of 5 boys.

Jen knows about the latest and greatest products and services in the greater Los Angeles area- and always shares the scoop via the Jen’s List e-mail newsletter.  www.jenslist.com

VALLEY HARMONY SINGERS PRESENT

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

Saturday, March 7 at 4:00 pm.

CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FLYER

The Valley Harmony Singers present Everything’s Coming up Roses with Barbershop Chorus and guest Quartets

Tickets $15.00, Seniors & Children $13.00, Students $12.00 with ID.  To order tickets call 818-994-SING or  www.valleyharmonysingers.com   

First Presbyterian Church of Encino

4963 Balboa Blvd in Encino

 

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

 

Danielle Nieves, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge, 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.

Why work with a senior real estate specialist? She can offer you choices and alternative solutions to your move and has a network of help for the 50+ market.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR HER  LIST  OF HELPFUL RESOURCES

If you have any questions about any of these needs, please feel free to contact her.  She is here for your Senior needs and would be happy to help you!  She covers the entire San Fernando Valley as well as the Santa Clarita Valley.

For two of her great letters of recommendation
CLICK HERE
See her February newsletter HERE

 

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

A TRIP TO DESCANSO GARDENS AND LUNCH

Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

They begin with lunch at the Hill Street Café in La Canada. You will have a selection of soup with ½ sandwich, salad and beverage. After lunch they will go to Descanso Gardens where you will have 2½ hours to tour the gardens on your own. (Please note that there is no longer a tram available.)

At 2 p.m. Descanso offers a free lecture (the subject is yet to be determined.) You will have time to view the blooms of the season, enjoy the spring weather and walk in the sunshine as you visit the many gardens throughout.

Cost is $49 (37 with BSAC) and the last day to register is March 3.

Joslyn Adult Center
1301 West Olive Ave in Burbank
818-238-5353

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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!

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

Friday, February 27 – Rounds at 7:30 and Tips/Squares from 8:00 – 10:30 pm

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

Friday Night Ballroom Dancing at the Granada Pavilion

Friday, February 27 from 8:00 pm

Admission $16.   Complimentary Dance Lesson at 8 pm.
General Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Dance Mixers and Door Prizes

Food, gourmet desserts, and drinks provided

Join them for a great night of dancing to recorded music for the following dances: Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Quickstep, Salsa, Nite Club 2-Step, Hustle, Samba, Viennese, Merengue, Argentine Tango, and Country 2-Step.

This dance is hosted by Michael Donovan and Edna Coe.  For further information, contact Michael Donovan at (661) 755-4219 or HeDances@NetZero.com.

Granada Pavilion

11128 Balboa Blvd in Granada Hills

Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club in Thousand Oaks

Saturday, February 28 from 7:30-10:30 pm

Alternating between round & square dancing; professional caller, light refreshments.

$7 suggested donation. Call (805) 492-1669 for information.

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Boots & Slippers Square Dance Club

Saturday, February 28 with Rounds 7:30 Dance 8:00 – 10:30 with Rounds Between Tips

The caller is Ken Bower and the theme is “Hearts & Flowers “.  Both singles and couples are welcome.  For more information Larrys1@ez2.net

Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center

3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

Ballroom Dancing in Burbank

Thursdays from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Admission $7.00 – both singles and couples welcome

Live music with taped music during intermission

Ballroom dancing to recorded music is on:
Sundays from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm ($3.00 fee)

Tuesdays from 9:30 am until 11:00 am ($1.00 fee)

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

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 Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Line Dance Practice

Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:00pm

All levels of experience welcome; fun for all!

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Basic and Intermediate Salsa Dancing in Simi Valley

Ongoing Thursdays either 6:30 or 7:30

$60.00 for 6 classes.

For more information or to register call 805-208-8515

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Center

5005-C Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Cloggers

Ongoing Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:00 pm

Beginning, easy, and intermediate levels taught in three 45 minute sessions.  $6.00  per evening.  For more information 805-469-7909

Houghton Park, Bldg 4333
Township Ave in Simi Valley

 

Line Dancing in Moorpark
Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

 

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

Square Dancing in Glendale

Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 pm

Bachelors n Bachelorettes…..singles and couples welcome
Carpool from San Fernando Valley
Dance and refreshments-$7.

For more information call 818-787-4188

Folk Dancing in Canoga Park

Fridays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

West Valley Folk Dancers offer international folk dances.  Both singles and couples are welcome.  Soft shoes recommended.

Cost is $4.00 per person for members and $5.00 per person for non-members.
More info @ 818-348-6133

(Peggy Bertrand   mab30@sbcglobal.net )

the Senior Center
7326 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park

 

Ballroom Dancing in Northridge

Every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join your friends for dancing to a live band.  Have fun and exercise at the same time.

$2.00 donation

Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

818-756-7741

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.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Mike’s Country Line Dancing in Reseda
Tuesdays (intermediate) from 4:00 until 5:00 pm

Thursdays (beginners) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm

You Know You’ve Always Wanted To Try It!

It improves your range of motion, concentration and memory while dancing to the oldies.  Beginners are $6.00 and intermediate is $6.00

Teacher Mike Bendavid is a California Country and Western Dance Champion

This kind of exercise has been proven to help with balance and is considered good overall  exercise.

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER?

HAVING FRIENDS OVER FOR LUNCH – WHAT TO MAKE?

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD?

Well, help is on the way. Our friend Susie Jacobson, a health and nutrition expert, has graciously offered to share her simple, easy to make, very healthy recipes with us.

Today we present “Ground Lamb Salad”. This refreshing way to enjoy lamb is a perfect salad dish. Serve hot while the flavors of the herbs are at their best.  And we hope you will enjoy it….. hopefully with family or friends!

CLICK HERE FOR SUSIE’S GROUND LAMB SALAD

Look for another interesting easy and delicious recipe next week!

Susie Jacobson, Your Health Coach

818.261.9587

sueraej@yahoo.com

www.susierjacobson.com

 

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 in Encino
818-986-2034 (appointments)

818-398-3378 (cell)  

 

PLANNING FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD’S FUTURE

When you want the best for your grandchild’s future then Know It All Tutors is the right place for you.

Whether students need help with increasing their scores on the SAT, ACT, or even if they just need to pass a class, they make sure that they reach their educational goals.

Invest in your grandchild’s education to insure independence and success.

Know It All Tutoring service works one to one with students ranging from 4th grade through High School and beyond.  They have a special 20 hours Success Program that can help your grandchild learn more, do better on their next big test, and feel more confident in school over all.

And right now they have a special of the Month:  Free Fridays in February!

This is really exciting news. New location just opened in West Hills!  Know It All Tutors, located in Westlake Village and West Hills, has decided to make February a free month! Every Friday during the month of February is free for tutoring with a Know It All.   All that they ask is that participants plan ahead and let them know in advance if they wish to sign up with a Know It All for their Free Fridays February sessions.

All complimentary sessions are at their two offices in Westlake Village and West Hills and are limited to a 1.5 hour session on Friday.

Feel free to pass on the fun and exciting news to your friends and family.

Call them today at 818-472-9404 to schedule a Know It All

CULTURAL WORKSHOP AT SATWIWA

Sunday, March 1 from 10:00 am to Noon and again from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Cultural workshop featuring Chumash Elder, Dennis Garcia, who will share Chumash stories and songs. All ages welcome. 805-370-2301

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

4121 Potrero Road in Newbury Park

WOWAttach a small vial of hand sanitizer to the outside of your purse and use it liberally when you are out in public places. Escalators, elevator buttons, door handles are all germ territory.    This is important especially during this season of flu and colds.

“HISTORICAL MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II
IN THE U.S. AND JAPAN” TALK AT CLU

Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Alice S. Yang, a University of  California  history professor, will present “Historical Memories of World War II in the U.S. and Japan.

The free event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is part of the university’s Artists and Speakers Series.

California Lutheran University
Lundring Events Center.

60 West Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks

 

ATTENTION ALL FASHION FORWARD SENIORS!!!!

June & Company Salon offers special pricing for seniors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Most services are 50% off their regular price!  Please call for more info. And to make an appointment : 818-887-6290 or visit their website – www.junenco.com

 

June & Company
20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills
(In the French Quarter)

Parking lot available in back of salon with validation $1/hr

 

 

ANOTHER SENIOR COMEDY AFTERNOON IS COMING

Sunday, March 15 from 12:30 pm

Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons will be having their next show “O’ Lucky You”, a show with an Irish twist in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

The afternoon includes a three- course lunch, three comedians, birthday celebrations, prizes and surprises!! There’s no other show that celebrates life and Senior’s like Bonnie’s!

So Dress Green and Bring Your Smiling Eyes and your Appetite for a great afternoon. Tell them it’s your Birthday and they make you feel special!

Tickets go on sale March 1st. Cost is $55 to include lunch, the show, tax and gratuities. A special Show Only ticket will also available for $25!

Buy tickets online at WEBSITE  or call 714-914-2565

the Los Verdes Golf Club

7000 W. Los Verdes Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes

 

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 at 818-359-2125

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center

5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks
Call 818-981-1284 or sign up at the front desk

West Valley Library
Tuesday, March 3 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 5 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Please call the library at 818-345-9806 for further details.

West Valley Regional
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Libraries

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays

In cooperation with the IRS, trained and certified CSVP volunteers will provide FREE income tax preparation for persons  either:

Seniors 60 years of age or older (any income  level)    or
Persons with an income of $50,000 or less, regardless of age

No appointments will be taken – first come, first served at:

Newbury Park Library        Conejo Creek S. Community Room
2331 Borchard  Road         1350 E Janss Road
Newbury Park                   Thousand Oaks
Wed 9:00 to 2:00 pm        Tues, Wed, Thurs  9:00 – 4:00

Moorpark Adult Center

On Wednesday’s (by appt.)

To schedule an appointment, please call 517-6261.  Please note that appointments will not be taken off of voicemail.

Moorpark Senior Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark
805-529-6864

North Hollywood Library

Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

No appointment is necessary. First come, first served.

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood
818-766-718

Van Nuys Library

Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 5 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar Ave in Van Nuys
818-756-8453

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES – EVEN READ ALOUD SHAKESPEARE  AND A FLUTE QUARTET – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY - HOT OFF THE PRESS

Used Book Sale at the Newbury Park Library
Saturday, February 27 from 6:00  to 8:30 pm

Sunday, February 28 from 10:00 am  to 3:00 pm

Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park

805-498-2139

Theater at the Northridge Library

Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 pm

Actor Arnold Weiss performs “The Little Giant: The Story of David Ben-Gurion.”

Northridge Branch of LAPL
9051 Darby Ave in Northridge

818/886-3640

Huge Book Sale at the Studio City Library

Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Readings
Saturday, February 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

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
The Noho Book Club

Saturday, February 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Noho Book Club meets the fourth Saturday of every month.  February’s selection is “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin.  New members welcome!

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood

818-766-7185

 An Author Event at the Thousand Oaks Library

 Saturday, February 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Legendary rock journalist Fred Schruers will come to the library and discuss his new book, “Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography”, and his illustrious career interviewing rock legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac for Rolling Stone, GQ, LA Times, and Entertainment Weekly.

Copies of his book will be sale at $32 each and he will sign copies following his talk.

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-449-2660

Social Security Workshop: Maximize Your Benefits 

Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

With over 500 ways to claim, filing for Social Security benefits can be very stressful. Choosing when and how to claim is one of the biggest financial decisions Baby Boomers face today. The average retiree leaves tens of thousands of dollars on the table, simply because they don’t understand how to optimize their benefits – so don’t be one of them! Failing to use the correct strategy can cost you a lot of money and potentially put your surviving spouse at financial risk. Join them in this informative class where we will explore the ways in which you can maximize your Social Security income benefit. You will gain the knowledge necessary to make an educated and confident election decision.

Call (310) 285-0525 to reserve your spot today

 

Encino-Tarzana Library

18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana                 and

Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Calabasas Founders Hall

200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas

Adult Book Club at the Moorpark Library

Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

Join them for a lively discussion on the first Sunday of each month!   This month’s selection is

“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry”  by Gabrielle Zevin

Moorpark Library
699 Moorpark Rd, Moorpark

805-517-6370

Computer  Basics at the Studio  City Library

Monday, March 2 from 6:00 until 7:30 pm

Do you want to learn basic computer skills?  Studio City Library will be hosting a 6-week series on Computer Comfort. Sign up at the Information Desk; space is limited

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Feldenkrais at the Studio City Library

Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30 pm

Feldenkrais is back again  – Carolyn teaches her fabulous Feldenkrais program to heal your aches and pains.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, March 4 at 3:30 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

Mystery Book Club at the Agoura Hills Library

Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm

Join them to discuss “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco.  This classic mystery is one every mystery book lover should read.  Book available at the Customer Service Desk one month before the meeting. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Agoura Hills Library, and newcomers are always welcome.

Agoura Hills Library
29901 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills

818-889-2278

Tap Imagery for Weight Loss at Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, March 4 at 4:45 pm

Join certified hypnotherapist Frances O’Brien as she conducts a tap imagery exercise designed to help you achieve your weight management goals. Tap imagery is a two-part system that includes tapping and guided imagery exercises.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

“Chopped Liver” at the Sherman Oaks Library

Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm

Tales from Bill Derringer, Part 1 — “Chopped Liver with Schmaltz.”  Join them for a reading of Anecdotes by acclaimed playwright Bill Derringer.   Performed by Arnold Weiss

For ADA accomodations please call (181) 205-9716 72 hours prior to the event.

Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks

818-205-9716

A Flute Quartet at the North Hollywood Library

Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm

Live music at the library! The UCLA Gluck Flute Quartet will be playing pieces from Mozart, Chopin, Brubeck and more.

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood

818-766-718

eMedia Drop In at the Studio City Library

Thursday, March 5 at 2:30 pm

Bring your charged devices to learn how to download digital materials from the Los Angeles Public Library.  They’ll go over all of the major vendors and applications, including Overdrive, Axis 360, Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Freegal.  Advanced sign-up is not required.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Friendly Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 pm

Please call 805-449-2660 for more details and information.

Grant R. Brimhall Library
Technology Training Room

1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks

Read Aloud Shakespeare at the Woodland Hills Library

Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 pm

The best way to read Shakespeare is aloud. Join educator/actor Richard MacPherson as he reads aloud “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. Library patrons are invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or simply as audience members.

Woodland Hills Library
22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

818-226-0017

Yoga at the Calabasas Library
Thursday, March 5 at 12:00 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!  For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas 

 

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING

PLACES TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS!

“Wade in the Water”- A Children’s Opera

Saturday, February 28 at 10:30 am

The Congregational Church of Chatsworth presents “Wade in the Water”, the short children’s opera is about Harriet Tubman’s work freeing slaves and will be performed by Guild Opera. The performance is free, but donations of canned food for the FISH of West Valley Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted. FISH is in particular need of canned meat, soup, vegetables, and peanut butter.

For more information about this event, call (818) 349-2550.
For more ways to donate, call FISH of West Valley at (818) 882-3474.

The Congregational Church of Chatsworth
20440 Lassen St.in Chatsworth

A Faery Hunt’s Auntie Angelica’s Fairy Garden story

Sunday, March 1 at 4:00 pm

Have a Magical time in Auntie Angelica’s Fairy Garden! This musical adventure will take the children through the faery door to meet the Faeries, a loveable funny gnome and even the King of Faeryland with his Unicorn Eunice! With the magical characters and puppets, the children help Auntie make her garden beautiful! Groups and birthdays are welcome.

Reservations suggested – call 818-324-6802.

Whitefire Theater:
13500 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks

Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams

Saturday, March 7 at 11am

This puppet theatre company from Mexico has been entertaining children and adults alike since 1975. In this contemporary take on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty, reimagined by Amaranta Leyva, the famous princess is depicted as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love-and her true self.

http://arts.pepperdine.edu/performances/marionetas.htm

Tickets $10 for 17 and under; $12-15 for adults

Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu
310-506-4522

America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm

They offer over 100 animals, shows, demonstrations, and animal encounters throughout the day.  This 5 acre zoo housing nearly 200 exotic animals is part of the college’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program.  This interesting collection has included all sorts of animals, like alligators, geckos, elephants, emus, tigers, camels, snakes, ocelots and more.

Seniors and children are $6.00 (children under 2 are free)  Call 805-378-1441 for special  events.

Moorpark College
7075 Campus  Road in Moorpark

Teaching your Grandchildren about Knitting
at The Kids Club in Tarzana

Every Saturday 11am-12pm

Educators believe that knitting and crochet perfects fine motor skills, improves memory by working both sides of the brain and gives them a sense of accomplishment. So bring your kids and grand kids to Zoe’s to join her club. Ages 7 and up all levels. Please reserve a spot ahead of time.  Cost is $25.00

Zoe’s Knit Studio
18596 Ventura Boulevard
In Tarzana
818-881-9637

Whale Watching Season is Here

Now through April

For a complete list of excursions, call Island Packers at 805-642-1393 or Channel Island Sportfishing Center at 805-382-1612.

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables at Underwood Farms

Daily from 9:00 am

Visit a working and also enjoy the farm animal center which offers pony rides and an animal show.

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

Little Red Riding Hood

Saturdays at 1:00 pm through March

A musical fairy tale for children and their families.   Tickets $12.00 adults and $10.00 for children

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd, West in Los Angeles
818-761-2203

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Come visit this children’s science center and the first major museum in the Valley
look at the interactive displays, such as one that demonstrated the whirling effects of a tornado.

Tickets are $16.95 or adults, $12.95 for seniors (62+) and children (ages 3-4).
Admission for Museum members and children 2 and under is FREE.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Boulevard in Los Angeles
(866) 552-2823

“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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DINNER WITH FRIENDS

February 27 – March 7

Frid & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm

A happily married couple
discover their friends are
not as happy as they thought
and they begin to wonder
how sound their own
relationship can be
in this Pulitzer
Prize-winning play

Tickets $10.00

BUY TICKETS HERE

Theatre Tribe
5267 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

ABBA MANIA

Celebrating the music
of the Swedish pop
rock group “Abba”

Frid, Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Sat, Feb 28 @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sun, Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm

Tickets $39 – 65.00

El Portal Box Office
or 818-508-4200

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

NEW WEST SYMPHONY
PERFORMS IN
THOUSAND OAKS

They open their 20th
Anniversary Season with
the music of Grieg, Villa
Lobos and Bernstein
and two sensational
guest soloists

Saturday, February 28

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets $29 – 102.00

Thousand Oaks
Civic Arts Plaza

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd,

Thousand Oaks

805-449-2787

OTHELLO

Shakespeare’s tragic
tale of envy, mistrust
and murder

Feb 28 – March 28

Call for various
dates and  times

Tickets $20 – 25.00

818-325-2055

Whitmore Lindley
Theatre Center
11006 Magnolia
North Hollywood

SEXAGENARIAN

A Sixties Flower Child still
on a search for Heaven
in her Sixties.  Join her
on her ecstatic investigations
of bliss and the possibility
of having the best sex yet
as a Sixty-Something..

Saturday, February 28

8:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Venturs Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-990-2324

 

CATCH ME
IF YOU CAN

Play is based on the
movie of the same name
inspired by the true life
of a famous con man

Feb 28 – April 5

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

Seniors 60+ – $22.00

Call 805-583-7900
for tickets

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

POETRY IN MOTION

recited by E.P. McKnight
with dancer, Mo-Que

Performances:
Feb 27, 28
and March 6, 7

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets are $15 online
and $20 at the door.

San Fernando Valley Arts
& Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana
818-697-5525
www.sfvartsalliance.org

 

STOP KISS

A love story that
ends very differently
than anticipated

Feb 26 -28 @ 8:00 pm
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $10.00

Black Box Studio Theatre
Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks
805-493-3415
THE ENGLISH BRIDE

Inspired by the real-life
failed bombing attempt of
an El Al flight in 1986

Previews: Feb 28, March 1, 3
Runs March 5 to April 26

Call for the various times
And ticket pricing

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

 

VALLEY JAZZ CLUB

Sunday, March 1

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Featured band

Ginger and the
Hoosier Daddies

Jam with local
musicians at 1:00 pm

Great Dance Floor
Food/Beverages Available

$7.00-Members
$10.00 Guests

Information 818-347-3156

Elks Lodge
20925 Osborne Street
Canoga Park
THE HEART OF A
GYPSY TROUBADOUR

March 5, 12, 19, & 26
April 2 & April 9

All shows 8:00 pm

Performer Richard Byford
the singer and songwriter
has distilled his many
adventures across Europe
and America, his battle
with cancer, and the
motley crew of characters
he has experienced over
the years into a solo
performance like no other

Tickets $20.
818-687-8559

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
CHITTY CHITTY
BANG BANG

The Movie with
Dick Van Dyke

Monday, March 2

6:300 pm

Movie is free but
donations accepted
to support Cabrillo
Music Theatre

To reserve tickets
And make a tax
deductible donation
WEBSITE

Muvico Theatres

2100 T.O. Blvd

Thousand Oaks

805-449-2787

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS

Short plays from some
of Hollywood’s most
promising playwrights

6 Mondays
March 2 – April 6

Tickets $25.00
BUY TICKETS HERE

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks

LECTURE AND BOOK
SIGNING WITH
GEORGE WILL

Tuesday, March 3

Join them as George Will
presents his latest book,
“A Nice Little Place on the
North Side: Wrigley Field
at One Hundred. Tickets”

$48 per person includes
a buffet dinner following
the lecture.

For more information
Call 805-522-2977

Ronald Reagan Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley

BIG BAND DINNER
and DANCE: A TRIBUTE
TO THE BIG BAND ERA
OF THE 20′S, 30′S & 40′S

Friday, March 6

6:00 – 9:00 pm

The $75.00 fee includes
gourmet dinner buffet
and dessert

Between dinner and
dancing you may
tour the Ultimate
Car Exhibit as well
as the Reagan Library

For more information
or to make reservations
805-577-4057

Must RSVP by Mar 3

The Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley

 

THE CORBIN BOWL
AND THE SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the “Bowl”
in the “Corbin Lounge ”

starring

The Symphomaniax

Who 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, March 4

7:30 pm

Free Admission

One Drink Minimum

Lounge at the Corbin Bowl
19616 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana

SMART PEOPLE

A play that raises
questions of responsibility
morality and the choices
we make, proving that
life is never predictable
but always funny

6 Saturdays
March 7 – April 11

8:00 pm

Tickets $25.00
BUY TICKETS HERE

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

HOW TO SUCCEED IN
BUSINESS WITHOUT
REALLY TRYING

The Pulitzer Prize Winning
Play is  now a  musical

Mar 13 – Apr 12

Thurs, Frid, & Sat at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm.
No performance April 5
(Easter Sunday)

Seniors $18.00

Reservations
805-495-3715

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks

DOO WOP DOWN
MEMORY LANE

with MARV ROSENBERG’S
SAFARIS of the 1960 Gold
Record “Image of a Girl” fame

Swing and sway
croon and swoon
to many of your
old favorites

Sun, March 15

3:00 pm

Tickets $35.00

BUY TICKETS HERE

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

GARY BALLEN

Singer, songwriter
Extroadinaire

Appearing on
Friday nights

8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Come listen to all
the old familiar songs
you know and love!

The Rack at the
Westfield Promenade

In the Promenade Mall
next to the theatres
6100 Topanga Canyon
Woodland Hills
818-348-1524

 

THE WHIPPING MAN

In the aftermath of the
Civil War, a Confederate
captain and his two
former slaves are drawn
back to the ruins of their
once grand estate

thru March 1

Thurs, Frid  @ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets begin at $30.00

Discount Code Save
20%* Off Tickets
Use Code: BRIT20

626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena

 

A CARLIN HOME
COMPANION,
GROWING UP
WITH GEORGE

Thru March 1

Kelly Carlin, the only
child of iconoclastic
comedian George Carlin,
deftly weaves her
amusing yet poignant
family stories with
classic video footage
of her father’s career
and family memorabilia.

Call for times
and ticket pricing
818-955-8101

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank

THE RED VELVET
CAKE WARS

A comedy about a
Texan family reunion

thru March 1

Call for various
times and  dates

Seniors $15.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street
Newhall
661-799-2702

KARMA,
THE AWAKENING

Word premiere musical
about the convergence
of science and spirituality

Thru March 1

Call for various
dates and times

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Tickets available at
El Portal Box Office
or  818-508-4200

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

ANNIE

thru March 8

Regular ticket prices:

$18 – Seniors (55+)
$16 – Children 12 and under

Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Because of the popularity
of the show, they have
added 3 Saturday matinees

Feb 28 & Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street
Moorpark

805-529-8700

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted from the novel
by Jane Austen

thru March 15

Call for various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
David Schall Theatre at
First Presbyterian Church
Of Hollywood
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

THE 39 STEPS

A comedic thriller
adaptation of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic film.

A fast-paced whodunit
for anyone who loves
the magic of theatre!

thru March 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:30 pm
(A Thursday performance
March 5 @ 8:00 pm)

Seniors (62+) $26.00

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

THE ROAD
TO APPOMATTOX

through March 15

All’s not civil in
love and war

Tickets $25 – 55.00
depending on seating
days and times

Order tickets by Phone
818-558-7000, ext. 15
Tues-Sat 12pm-6pm and
2 hours before show times

The Colony Theatre
555 North Third Street
Burbank

CLOSER THAN EVER

A musical revue about
life, love, and
growing older

through March  15

Tickets $12.50 – 25.00

Call for times
818-990-6691

Treibitz Memorial Hall
at Hollywood Piano
323 South Front
Burbank

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

thru March 15

Magic Castle Illusionist
Albie Seiznick’s
superb theatrical
magic show

Call for various
times and dates

310-477-2055

Tickets $34.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

SPOON RIVER -
THE CEMETERY
ON THE HILL

A play with songs
Based on the Spoon
River Anthology

thru March 22

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

Tickets online $10.00
WEBSITE

$18.00 at the door

The Eclectic Theatre Company
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village
818-508-3003

DAMN YANKEES

thru March 28

Fridays @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 and 8:00 pm
Sundays  @ 3:00 pm

Seniors (62+) $23.00

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange Street
Glendale
818-360-8750

THE OTHER PLACE

The elusive truth about
family and relationships

through April 11

Call for the various times
and ticket prices

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

 

THANK YOU FOR

SUPPORTING OUR  

SPONSORS –  

THEY MAKE 

 IT POSSIBLE

TO BRING YOU

THESE GREAT 

SOCIAL RESOURCES!

 

Archer Weiss
Financial Planning
818-610-8560

    

   

   

Sherry Warschaw
Marriage and
Family Therapist
818-344-0299

 

 

 

Senior Resources
Senior Placement
   818-359-2125

 
    

 

Good Life Academy
Have Your Party Here!
818-343-0632

 

 

 

Danielle Nieves
Senior Real
Estate Specialist
818-635-5102

 

 

 

Gayellen Davis
Zumba Gold
805-368-6276

 

 

 

Yoga by Laurie
Laurie Mazarella
818-915-1220

 

 

 
Know It All Tutors 
Rafael Healey 
818-472-9404

David Goodman
Franchise Expert
818-578-8706

Dr. Gaby Edery
Chiropractor
818-345-4924 or
818-651-3252

Senior Movers
Mandy Vento

  818-304-8174

Art Classes
Pennie Dobkin
818 788 4696

 

 

 

RGEB
Medicare Specialist
818-444-7722

 

 

 

Vital Scan
Full and Partial
Body Scanning
866-750-0410

 

 

 

Dia Lautenschlager
Legal Shield
206-696-2235

 

WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN THE FOLLOWING
VARIOUS RESOURCES!

 

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

The Good Life Academy

www.goodlifeacademy.net

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/

IMAGINATION CONNECTION

A mobile arts program

www.imaginationconnection.org

 

TARZANA COMMUNITY

AND CULTURAL CENTER

http://www.mytarzana.org/

 

 FARMERS’ MARKETS

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL

FARMERS MARKETS WHILE

YOU SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH.

FIND ONE NEAR YOU BELOW:

Canoga Park -

Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm

Owensmouth Avenue

north of Sherman Way

Kaiser Woodland Hills

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northridge Fashion Center

Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m

parking lot at Tampa Ave

Burbank Certified

Farmers Market

Sat, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

N 3rd St and

E Orange Grove Ave

818 847-4774

Calabasas Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Old Town Calabasas

on Calabasas Road

Across the street from

the Sagebrush Cantina

818-591-8161

Canoga Park Farmers Market

Sat from 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm

Owensmouth and Sherman Way

Chatsworth/Porter Ranch

Sat from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Holy Center Lutheran Church

818-447-8191

Encino Certified Farmers Market

Sun 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Victory Blvd at White Oak Ave

818 708-6688

NOHO Farmers Market

Sat 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Bakman Avenue, between

Magnolia Boulevard and

Chandler Blvd

818-314-1312

Studio City Farmers’ Market

Sun 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ventura Place and

Ventura Blvd

818-655-7744

Sylmar Farmers Market

Sat 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Mission College

323-646-4898

Toluca Lake Farmers Market

Sun 9:30 am. to 2:30 pm

4500 N Sancola Ave

818 845- 0754

Woodman Avenue Market

Tues 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Woodman Ave and

Riverside Drive

866-966-9495

 

 

 

Feb 19, 2015

Suddenly65/A Social Resource

 

Suddenly65 Newsletter February 19, 2015

 

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Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week:

Do you include ginger in your daily diet?
It’s one of the most potent herbs available with many medicinal properties. Helps with inflammation, maintains normal blood circulation, improves absorption of nutrients, and is an overall aide to your system.

And especially during cold and flu season, add some fresh grated ginger to your green tea.

 

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Beware of any emails claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service especially offering some kind of tax refund. Be aware that THE IRS DOES NOT EMAIL ANYONE. Do not open emails such as these – delete them immediately!

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Also one of the very first things you will see when you open the newsletter is this

“Having trouble viewing this email? Click here “.  If you will in fact click on that, it will open up the entire newsletter so that everything including all the information on the right hand side, will be visible.  This way the newsletter is much easier to read.

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES
EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM MARC WEISS

The Fixed Index Annuity Advantage

 

When will interest rates rise? Is the market headed up or down?

 

Many consumers near or in retirement have chosen to adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to their retirement savings. They have elected to remain in very conservative financial products because they are uncertain where to place their money, they consider current market conditions poor and they fear losing their hard-earned money altogether.

If you have assets in conservative products such as CDs or money market accounts, there may be opportunities in which using a fixed index annuity could help make your money work harder, now and in the future.

CLICK HERE FOR ONE CONSUMER’S STORY 

Call Marc for answers and solutions to your financial questions.

 

To listen to Marc’s very informative video 

CLICK HERE   

Marc’s February NEWSLETTER  

 

Marc H. Weiss

Web Site: www.archerweiss.com  

Email: marc@archerweiss.com

License No. 0542576

818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901  

 

“A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND FUNDRAISER” 

Friday, February 27 from 6:30 pm
2014 Gigmaster Award winner Steve Roth performs and rekindles the legend, excitement and energy of a Neil Diamond concert. Steve Roth’s remarkable re-creation brings to life the early days of Diamond’s career in the 1960′s to the historic Greek Theatre venues of the 70′s and 80′s,and all the way to the most current sound.
The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30 pm with a Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner served starting at 7:15P pm.  The performance begins at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are $30 and reservations are required.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Please call 818-998 2193 for reservations.
Elks Lodge
20925 Osborne Street, in Canoga Park

 

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

 

HOCUS POCUS, SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS

Friday, February 27, 2:00-4:00pm

Magic for Grandparents Age 50+
Learn, then perform amazing magic tricks to enchant your grandchildren. Exercises cognitive skills as well!

$25.00 for the class. Call 805-381-2744 for further information or to RSVP.

Location: Programs After School, Art and Science Enrichment Academy
1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 126 in Thousand Oaks

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. at 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

TWO DAY CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT IN SIMI VALLEY

Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22
from 10:00 until 3:00 pm

The Strathearn Historical Park & Museum is hosting a weekend Civil War Encampment. Visitors are invited to step back in time to a soldier’s camp in 1862 and experience the sights and sounds as re-enactors show the soldiers’ way of life throughout a typical encampment day with Union, Confederate and civilian re-enactors.

A highly regarded Lincoln impersonator, will be delivering the “Gettysburg Address” both Saturday and Sunday at
noon and 2:30 pm

Daily admission: $5 for age 13 & up – $3 ages five to twelve years old. Children 4 and under are free.
Food can be purchased from Metro Dogs.

Strathearn Historical Park & Museum
137 Strathearn Place in Simi Valley
(the street behind Target off Madera Road)
805-526-6453

 


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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE 

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

 

 Movies at the Moorpark Adult Center

Friday, February 20 at 12:45 pm

They are screening “Boyhood”.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark
805-517-6261

Movie at the Burbank Library

Saturday, February 21 at 2 pm

Special screening of Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking
film “Boyhood.”

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank
818-238-5610

Movie Matinee in Thousand Oaks

Monday, February 23 at 1:00 pm

They will be showing “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacClaine.

The Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks
805/449-2660

Film in Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, February 25 at 7 pm

Cal Lutheran’s International Film Festival screens “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” set in Qing dynasty China, where miracles are credible & spirits & gods are present in the human world.

Carmike 14
166 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
818/865-9772

A Film Celebrating African American History Month
at the North Hwy Library

Thursday, February 26 at 2:00 pm

They will be showing the film “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818/766-7185

Movies at the Chatsworth Library

Thursday, February 26 at 1:30 pm

The movie is “The Hundred Foot Journey”, a comedy/drama starring Helen Mirren

the Library Community Room
21052 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth
818-341-4276

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES)

She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

Danielle Nieves, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge, 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.

Why work with a senior real estate specialist? She can offer you choices and alternative solutions to your move and has a network of help for the 50+ market.

If you have any questions about any of these needs, please feel free to contact her. She is here for your Senior needs and would be happy to help you! She covers the entire San Fernando Valley as well as the Santa Clarita Valley.

For two of her great letters of recommendation
CLICK HERE

Read her February newsletter HERE

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

 

 

6 BREATHING TRICKS TO HELP
YOU FALL ASLEEP FASTER TONIGHT
There’s no question that many of us would like to improve the quality of our sleep each night. Tossing, turning, waking up frequently, struggling to fall back asleep — and that’s if we can even drift off in the first place.
GET McGROARTY CENTER’S SPRING SCHEDULE NOW

McGroarty Art Center offers some interesting classes in their beautiful facility.

SEE FLYER   FOR THEIR CLASSES

McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga

818-352-5285

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

Thursday, February 26 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Hone your storytelling skills, & enjoy the ancient art of spoken literature, in an evening for tellers & listeners. Storytellers and listeners alike are welcomed. Keep the oral tradition alive. Free.

For more information and address contact Bobbie at 818-343-2693

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SEE THE STARS

Astronomy in Paramount Ranch

Saturday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Winter Sky Star Party: A family-friendly astronomy presentation & constellation tour, with live music, telescope viewing, hot chocolate, & lots of stars. Bring flashlights.

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

805/370-2301

See The Stars With The Oak Canyon
Astronomy Group in Oak Park

Saturday, February 21 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm

No Equipment or Experience Needed……See some things you never thought you could see….. Galaxies – Nebulas – Globular Clusters. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to be amazed. The park lights will be turned off to give maximum night vision for viewing.

If you have telescope equipment, you will be able to park in the upper parking lot. All others, please park in the lower lot near the restrooms. Red flashlights only please, and parking lights only for upper parking lot. Those with equipment, please try and arrive 30 min. before sunset to setup. This is a free event and for more information go to WEBSITE

Oak Canyon Park

5600 Hollytree Dr.in Oak Park

Stargazing In Burbank

Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 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.

PLANNING FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD’S FUTURE

When you want the best for your grandchild’s future then Know It All Tutors is the right place for you.

Whether students need help with increasing their scores on the SAT, ACT, or even if they just need to pass a class, they make sure that they reach their educational goals.

Invest in your grandchild’s education to insure independence and success.

Know It All Tutoring service works one to one with students ranging from 4th grade through High School and beyond. They have a special 20 hours Success Program that can help your grandchild learn more, do better on their next big test, and feel more confident in school over all.

And right now they have a special of the Month: Free Fridays in February!

This is really exciting news. New location just opened in West Hills! Know It All Tutors, located in Westlake Village and West Hills, has decided to make February a free month! Every Friday during the month of February is free for tutoring with a Know It All. All that they ask is that participants plan ahead and let them know in advance if they wish to sign up with a Know It All for their Free Fridays February sessions.

All complimentary sessions are at their two offices in Westlake Village and West Hills and are limited to a 1.5 hour session on Friday.

Feel free to pass on the fun and exciting news to your friends and family.

Call them today at 818-472-9404 to schedule a Know It All

5 SENIOR DISCOUNTS TO AVOID

Older adults sometimes can get better deals by opting for rates or discounts that are available to all ages.

READ MORE HERE

 

 

 
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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  
 
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and the UCLA Latin Jazz Band
in Northridge

Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 pm

Jazz with that Latin vibe is simply irresistible! Join this fabulous group as they take the stage! Come prepared to be energized and uplifted by this inspired and highly motivated group of talented people.

Tickets are available at the door or online: $20.00. For tickets and more information you can go online at www.northridgeumc.org

Northridge United Methodist Church
9650 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge

Acoustic Music Series

Saturday, February 21 at 8:00 pm

The West Valley Music Center’s outstanding Acoustic Music Series continues with John Zipperer and Ernest Troost. Tickets for the intimate show cost $15. Go to WEBSITE
to reserve seats.

West Valley Music Center
24424 Vanowen Street in West Hills
818-992-4142

Young Musicians at Forest Lawn

Saturday, February 21 at 7 pm

The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra hosts the final round of the Hennings-Fischer Foundation’s 12th Annual Young Artists Competition.

Forest Lawn
6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Burbank
818/771-7888

Bluegrass in West Hills

Sunday, February 22 from 1 – 5 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, West Hills
818-992-4142

Jazz at Pasadena City College

Tuesday, February 24 at 12 noon

The Lancer Jazz Big Band plays a open-air lunchtime concert on the patio.

Creveling Lounge, PCC
1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
626-585-7002

Concert at CLU

Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 pm

Internationally renowned organist Thomas Trotter plays works by Handel, Stanley, Bach, Mendelssohn and Hindemith, as well as contemporary composers James MacMillan and Errollyn Wallen.

Samuelson Chapel, Cal Lutheran U
60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks
805-493-3306

Jazz in Canoga Park

Tuesdays from 8:30 – 11:30 pm

“New band new night” – come enjoy their “Jazztown Buffet”
SEE FLYER CASEYS

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park
818-992-9362

Ukulele Strummers & Singers

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

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

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

The Guitar Merchant, features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase

Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm

Hosted by East Coast Al.   Cover charges vary.
Call 818-884-5905 for more information.

The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park

Jazz at Casey’s Tavern

Thursdays from 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 pm
Sundays from 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy these fine jazz groups. Casey’s presents:

Thursdays – the Blue Lagoon Jazz Band
Saturdays – Evie and All That Jazz
Sundays – Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park
818-992-9362

The Jazzland Big Band at Sherman Oaks

Every Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 pm

Come listen and enjoy music in the Glenn Miller style.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys
818-981-1284

Ukulele Strummers and Singers

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

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

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

 

VISIONARY ART

Mondays, February 23 through March 23
from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Throughout history, remarkable individuals have pulled from their own personal imaginations to create artwork which rejects the common world while embracing dreams and fantasy. Through Tribal arts, mysticism, modern surrealism and exciting contemporary innovations, they will explore the world of inner visions. (5 classes)

Instructor: John Paul Thornton and the class fee is $30.00
For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

WOWDid you know that you can use two-sided tape on area rugs to keep them in place.

UCLA MEMORY TRAINING PROGRAM

Wednesdays, February 25 through March 25 from 1:00
until 3:00 pm

Can’t remember where you parked? Forget why you walked into the room? Four brain-stimulating, fun-filled weeks of developing good memory habits and techniques to improve your memory. Methods are based on research and proven beneficial long term.

*Space is limited, register early! (4 classes)
No Classes 3/11.
Instructor: Bonnie Shoemaker and the fee is $55.00.
For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

 

THE MUSEUM OF THE SFV PRESENTS THEIR MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES

Sunday, February 22 from 2:00 until 5:00 pm

Author David Coscia returns to The Museum to speak about the incredible history of the Pacific Electric. David will offer an interesting presentation, answer any questions and then there will be a book signing.

Cost of each book is $60 and a portion of each sale is being generously donated to The Museum. For those folks interested in the history of transportation… this event is for you! Please bring a friend to two to this event.

Light refreshments will be served. Museum Members will receive preferred seating at the event. Become a member today to receive these perks and more.

Please RSVP if you are attending by calling 818-347-9665 or events@TheMuseumSFV.org

OPERA LOVERS – PLEASE TAKE NOTE!

Classes on the Uniqueness In Opera

Three Thursdays Left from 9:30 until 11:00 am

Sometimes it is good to be unique, but sometimes it is not. In the following classes they will explore some themes, characters, and stories in the operatic genre that relate to this idea.

2/26: La Forza del Destino (Giuseppe Verdi).
3/12: Operas with a message.
3/26: La Fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini). (6 classes)

Presenter: Steve Kohn and the fee for the course is $10.00
For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

SENIOR STAR POWER AND THE
PINK LADY WANT TO PUT YOU IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

NEW, EXCITING WORKSHOPS!

Enrich your life with innovative and creative programs through the performing arts.

THE CURTAIN RISES, APRIL 7

SEE THE WORKSHOP INFORMATION HERE

GARDENING IN VAN NUYS

Saturday, February 21 from 9 am – 12 noon

The DWP hosts a free California Friendly Landscape training class: Learn 6 ways to make your garden waterwise. RSVP to waterconservation@ladwp.com.

DWP, 14401 Saticoy St, Bldg 7, Van Nuys
800/544-4498

PAINT-OUT AT KING GILLETTE RANCH

Saturday, February 21 from 10 am – 2 pm

The California Art Club hosts a day of outdoor painting and
in the beautiful mountains.

RSVP to 818/425-3128 parking $7.

King Gillette Ranch
26800 W Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas

 

ORCUTT RANCH FRUIT PICK

Saturday, February 21 and Sunday 21 from 7:00 am
to 1:30 pm

All grapefruit lovers are all invited to a Do-It-Yourself fruit pick at Orcutt Ranch. Ripe Valencia Oranges and White Grapefruit can be picked by hand. Bring your own Plastic Bags and it will be $3 per bag and $6 per box.

Orcutt Ranch
23600 Roscoe Blvd in West Hills

HISTORY AT PEPPERDINE

Tuesday, February 24 at 11 am

Edward J Larson speaks on “George Washington & the Second American Revolution.”

Wilburn Auditorium, Pepperdine University
24255 PCH in Malibu
310-506-7490

HOW ABOUT TAKING A HIKE?

Nature Walk In Malibu Creek

Sunday, February 22 at 10 am

Discover the richness of this area on a docent-led hike. Learn about Native American, cinematic, geological and historical sites. 2 hrs.

Malibu Creek State Park
near Las Virgenes & Mulholland
(call for directions)
818/347-1817

Take a Hike with the Moorpark Adult Center

Wednesday, February 25 @ 9:00 am

A leisurely-paced 3 mile walk/hike with some gen-tle elevation changes. This historic open space park features hiking trails, interpretive signs, an ancient oak forest, sandstone cliffs, stunning vistas and more. For more information, call 517-6261.

Location: Corriganville in Simi Valley

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DO YOU NEED A GOOD REALLY HONEST CAR MECHANIC?

Even if you don’t have the need right now, you should cut this out and save it – you will save money later on.

Carlos and Guille Menjivar are the owners of Omega Automotive and are very caring of every single car under their care. They treat every auto with great respect as if it was their only patient.

Omega services all your car needs whether your car is new or old, domestic or foreign. From oil change to brakes or transmissions or any other major repair – Omega is the place for car service and repair.

We have so far taken two cars to Carlos for his expert advice and knowledge. He has taken care of us completely and will even let you know if he feels you are throwing good money into bad.

I can highly recommend Carlos and his crew. They are very well trained, highly honest, and will give you excellent service.

Call either Guille or Carlos today at 818-701-4061
Omega Automotive
8601 Reseda Blvd in  Northridge
www.omegaautomotive.net
omega

DON’T FEAR TO LOOK IN YOUR REAR:
COLONOSCOPIES SAVE LIVES

Colon cancer is curable and preventable. Colonoscopy decreases colon cancer death by over 50%. Anyone 50 or older requires a screening colonoscopy. Symptoms of rectal bleeding require a colonoscopy.

Dr. Rosenfeld is a double board certified proctologist who specializes in performing colonoscopies.

Call 805-579-8972 today. WEBSITE

7 WAYS MEDITATION CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE BRAIN

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation.   READ MORE HERE

POKER ANYONE?

Play Poker with Friends in Sherman Oaks

Tuesdays from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm

A small congenial group plays poker on Tuesdays. It is a friendly game with experienced players and seeking more players.

Those interested may call Henry at 818-981-2507
or Maggie at 818- 906-7545.

The Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys Adult Center
5040 Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Sunday, February 22 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Men’s Club sponsors the spring Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Limited to the first 40 people who sign up for only a $40 buy-in and $1000 worth of prizes. Come join them for an afternoon of fun. All are welcome (21+). RSVP to Ron Freeman at ronfreeman@socal.rr.com.

Shomrei Torah
7353 Valley Circle Boulevard in West Hills

Beginning Texas Hold’em

Tuesdays February 24 – March 17 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm

Learn the basic strategies of “No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker”, the exciting tournament sport that has become popular in the last 10 years – participants will learn hand positions, betting increments and much more. (4 classes)

Instructor: Jon Alster and the class fee is $40.00
For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

DeAnza Park in Calabasas

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 seniors who hike, dance and play tennis and really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:15 pm First time drop in rate is only $9. Class cards available

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

WEBSITE

E-Z INDIAN/PAKISTANI COOKING CLASS

Session 2:  Thursday, February 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Session 3:  Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Seasoned Instructor/Author Farhana Sahibzada (Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking) Farhana’s Cooking Classes Voted ‘A Top Event’ by L.A. Weekly in the BEST OF L.A.

Session 2: Some Indian Vegetarian Favorites: Malai Kofta (vegetarian meatballs) in a mild curry base sauce, Aloo Palak, boiled basmati rice and chappati!

Session 3: A Springtime Indian Meal: An appetizer of seasoned potato patties with chutney, chicken meatball curry, chappati and Shahee Tukra for dessert!(Indian bread pudding!)

RSVP required – call 818-880-6461

Location: De Anza Park

3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas

 


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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!   

 

Square Dancing in La Crescenta with the Sets in Steps

Friday, February 20 from 8:00 until 10:00 pm

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

The theme for this evening will be “Hearts and Flowers” and the caller will be Michael Kellogg . Refreshments follow the dancing.

The Women’s Club
4004 La Crescenta Ave in Montrose

818-957-9806

Thousand Oaks Dance Club

Saturday, February 21 from 7:30-10:00 pm

Live Big Band music for singles & couples of all ages. Dance to the music of The Dick Parent Trio.

$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 at the Granada Pavilion

Saturday, February 21 from 7:30 until 11:30 pm

Lesson starts at 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Open dance follows to 11:30pm.

$16.00 admission (Dance Buddies & USA discount offered).

Lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Blvd in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

The Valley Trailers Square Dancing

Saturday, February 21 – 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 in Northridge
(1 blk east of Tampa, 1 blk south of Nordhoff)

818-360-8750

CSUN Ballroom Dance Club’s Dancing FUN-Raiser

Sunday, February 22 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You will meet amazing people as you dance the whole night long! Not sure if you can dance? Not to worry, there is a complimentary dance lesson! Join RUTH YouthBuild and CSUN Ballroom Dance Club and enjoy great food, great music, and great company while you dance the night away!

For more information and to find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary (818) 704-7884

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Blvd.

Granada Hills

A Rock Hop in Burbank

Monday, February 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Listen and dance to the oldies (50s & 60s) with DJ Biba. For those 55+

Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with BSAC).

Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Street in Burbank

818-238-5353

Ballroom Dancing in Burbank

Thursdays from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Admission $7.00 – both singles and couples welcome

Live music with taped music during intermission

Ballroom dancing to recorded music is on:
Sundays from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm ($3.00 fee)

Tuesdays from 9:30 am until 11:00 am ($1.00 fee)

Joslyn Senior Center
1301 W Olive Ave in Burbank

818-238-5353

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 Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Line Dance Practice

Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:00pm

All levels of experience welcome; fun for all!

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Basic and Intermediate Salsa Dancing in Simi Valley

Ongoing Thursdays either 6:30 or 7:30

$60.00 for 6 classes.

For more information or to register call 805-208-8515

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Center

5005-C Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Cloggers

Ongoing Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:00 pm

Beginning, easy, and intermediate levels taught in three 45 minute sessions. $6.00 per evening. For more information 805-469-7909

Houghton Park, Bldg 4333

Township Ave in Simi Valley

Line Dancing in Moorpark

Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

Square Dancing in Glendale

Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 pm

Bachelors n Bachelorettes…..singles and couples welcome
Carpool from San Fernando Valley
Dance and refreshments-$7.

For more information call 818-787-4188

Folk Dancing in Canoga Park

Fridays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

West Valley Folk Dancers offer international folk dances. Both singles and couples are welcome. Soft shoes recommended.

Cost is $4.00 per person for members and $5.00 per person for non-members.
the Senior Center

7326 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park

Ballroom Dancing in Northridge

Every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join your friends for dancing to a live band. Have fun and exercise at the same time.

$2.00 donation

Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

818-756-7741

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.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Mike’s Country Line Dancing in Reseda
Tuesdays (intermediate) from 4:00 until 5:00 pm

Thursdays (beginners) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm

You Know You’ve Always Wanted To Try It!

It improves your range of motion, concentration and memory while dancing to the oldies. Beginners are $6.00 and intermediate is $6.00

Teacher Mike Bendavid is a California Country and Western Dance Champion. This kind of exercise has been proven to help with balance and is considered good overall exercise.

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

A LUNCHEON WITH JONATHAN BICKART, SCULPTOR

Monday, February 23 at 1:00 pm

Jonathan Bickart is a noted Sculptor whose figurative bronze sculptures hold an enigmatic impression, both surreal and futuristic. In addition to working with Venice Sculptor Robert Graham, Jonathan headed the sculpture department at the Brentwood Art Center for 15 years.

His clients include: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, J Paul Getty Museum, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mandalay Bay Hotel, City of Los Angeles, Will Rogers Memorial Park and Riviera Country Club as well as numerous private collectors.

Jonathan will speak on the art of sculpture and provide a live demonstration of his work.

All proceeds will support “Sustaining the Mind” which funds Neurodegenerative disease research at Brandeis University. Cost: $30 per person

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO RSVP

Hilton Garden Inn
24150 Park Sorrento in Calabasas

(Corner of Parkway Calabasas and Park Sorrento)

DOOR TO DOOR ONE ON ONE ESCORT TRANSPORTATION

Need a ride, door to door, to a doctor appointment, to the airport, to visit a friend or just to get to the grocery store?

Contact Beverly (818) 439 -1163 to further discuss your transportation needs.


DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER? 
HAVING FRIENDS OVER FOR LUNCH – WHAT TO MAKE? 

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD?

Well, help is on the way.  Our friend Susie Jacobson, a health and nutrition expert, has graciously offered to share her simple, easy to make, very  healthy recipes with us.

Today we present “Mexican Cheese Salad”.  In this easy addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating enjoy the health-promoting anthocyanins found in black beans, which not only give them their beautiful dark coloration but provide you with protection against free radical activity.    And we hope you will enjoy it….. hopefully with family or friends!

CLICK HERE  FOR SUSIE’S MEXICAN CHEESE SALAD

Look for another interesting easy and delicious recipe next week!

Susie Jacobson, Your Health Coach
818.261.9587
sueraej@yahoo.com

 

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 in Encino
818-986-2034 (appointments)

818-398-3378 (cell)

MEET DAVID GOODMAN – THE FRANCHISE EXPERT

Contact him today at his Office 818-578-8706 or Cell 856-287-0303

Owning a franchise is the best path to take for you to accomplish your own dreams, not your employer’s …and to do it on your terms!

David Goodman is the #1 franchise consultant in the country.
He has close to 500 franchises in his directory.

His services are completely free and he is National and International.

For his video CLICK HERE

Click on his franchise directory HERE

$1000 bonus to anyone who sends him a referral that becomes a franchisee due to his efforts!!
David Goodman Can Make It Happen!
Find A Fabulous Franchise…Free!

Call 818-578-8706, 818-287-0303 or email david@franchisebizconsulting.com

MAH JONGG!!

Mah Jongg Game Days At The VJCC

Mondays from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Bring your group or join one!

Members $2.00 per person and non members $4.00 per person.

Space is limited so email Ellen at ellen@valleyjcc.org or call 818-360-2211

Valley Jewish Community Center

20350 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills

Looking for a 5th

for Thursday afternoons from 12:30 till 4:45 pm. They play in Encino. Just bring your $5 and expect to enjoy the day, you can’t get rich but you won’t loose your shirt either. Please contact Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

Couple’s Mah Jongg
They are a young 65 plus couple living in Encino looking for other young minded 65 plus couples to play Mah Jongg with. Please call if you’re interested!

Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAMS

Malibu Senior Center Offers Free 
Presentation On Driver Safety

Thursday, Feb 26 and Friday, Feb 28 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

An auto insurance discount may apply for AARP graduates, so attendees should check with their provider. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants must attend both classes to obtain the class certificate.

For those that have taken and graduated from the eight-hour course within the last three years, a refresher course on driving skills and techniques will be offered. The class will be held on Friday, February 20, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

To register for either of the AARP Smart Driver Courses, call the Malibu Senior Center at (310) 456-2489 ext. 357.

Aarp Smart Driver Program in Moorpark

Tuesday and Thursday, February 24 and 25 at 12:00 pm

This 8-hour, 2-day class is sponsored by AARP and designed for persons who have not taken an AARP driver safety class in the past. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and update their knowledge of the rules of the road, how to adjust driving for age-related physical changes and learn how to drive more safely.

Class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST?

Do you often see others as having the joy, laughter, companionship and meaning in their life that you’ve always wanted? You deserve to have a balanced, healthy and joyful life too.

Sherry Warschaw, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide you in a new direction so that you no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges you’re facing. She will help you better understand your actions and reactions to people and situations so that you gain strength, confidence and self-worth that will give your life new meaning and purpose.

Sherry is a warm and caring person who uses over 2 decades of professional experience and a lifetime of personal and humbling growth to help you clarify and reach your full potential.

FREE CONSULTATION

20% discount on first 3 sessions for Suddenly65 readers

Call Sherry at 818-344-0299 – visit her  WEBSITE 

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KNESSET B’NAI B’RITH COUPLES GROUP

Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 7:30 pm

They are a Jewish Couples Social Chapter looking for active 65+ couples who want to have fun and expand their circle of friends.

They also have smaller Special Interest groups that fall into many categories: Discussion, Dinner theatre, Shabbat Dinner, Movies, Multi Media, Card groups, etc. .

They will present The Magic of David Newbauer. He has performed his “Magic to Blow Your Mind” at the Magic Castle, Las Vegas, Corporate Meetings and at private parties. Come join them for an enjoyable evening.

For further information about their chapter and the location of their meeting, please call:

Elaine Meyer, Membership V.P. at 818-986-6321

ATTENTION ALL FASHION FORWARD SENIORS!!!!

June & Company Salon offers special pricing for seniors on Tuesdays andWednesdays.

Most services are 50% off their regular price! Please call for more info. And to make an appointment : 818-887-6290 or visit their website – www.junenco.com

June & Company
20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills
(In the French Quarter)

Parking lot available in back of salon with validation $1/hr

A QUILT EXHIBIT

Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Enjoy this interesting exhibit including a lecture by master quilter Zena Thorpe “History Through the Eye of a Needle.”

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Canoga Park Elks Lodge
20925 Osborne Street in Canoga Park
CASINO NIGHT AT THE CANOGA PARK WOMEN’S CLUB

Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 pm

If you play Blackjack, Pai-Gow, Craps, Roulette, or just feel charitable, then the Casino Night Fundraiser at the Canoga Park Women’s Club.   SEE FLYER HERE

Where else can you buy $100.00 in chips for $35.00 — including appetizers, sandwiches, and a dessert? The CPWC extends this charitable offer with a $3.00 Donation Bar of fine wines and traditional beers, sure to please some appetites. Then to top it off… Prizes of beautifully crafted gift baskets and gift cards from local businesses to go home with the evening’s lucky winners.

Proceeds benefit charities associated with the CPWC. Tickets available by calling or emailing the following:

Kasey: 818-268-0325 or kasey.jackal@hotmail.com or

Jeanne: 818-999-5016 or smartjax@hotmail.com

Canoga Park Women’s Club
7401 Jordan Avenue (at Valerio) in Canoga Park

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS:

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks

Call 818-981-1284 or sign up at the front desk

West Valley Library
Tuesday, February 24 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 26 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Please call the library at 818-345-9806 for further details.

West Valley Regional
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda
Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Libraries

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays

In cooperation with the IRS, trained and certified CSVP volunteers will provide FREE income tax preparation for persons  either:

Seniors 60 years of age or older (any income  level)    or

Persons with an income of $50,000 or less, regardless of age. No appointments will be taken – first come, first served at:

Newbury Park Library    Conejo Creek S. Comm Room
2331 Borchard  Road     1350 E Janss Road
Newbury Park                Thousand Oaks
Wed 9:00 to 2:00 pm     Tues, Wed, Thurs  9 – 4 pm

 

Moorpark Adult Center

On Wednesday’s (by appt.)

To schedule an appointment, please call 517-6261. Please note that appointments will not be taken off of voicemail.

Moorpark Senior Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

North Hollywood Library

Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

No appointment is necessary. First come, first served.

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood

818-766-718

Van Nuys Library
Monday, February 23 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 26 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar Ave in Van Nuys
818-756-8453 

 

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES – EVEN  ACUPUNCTURE, ORIENTAL MEDICINE AND MAGIC – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY - HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Margaret Abbey Miller as “Anne Frank” -The Platt Library

Saturday, February 21 at 1:30 pm

The Friends of the Platt Library will host Margaret Abbey Miller as “Anne Frank”. Martha Abbey Miller researches, writes, and performs one-woman shows giving audiences a unique look at women of historical importance. As Anne Frank, she dramatizes her two years of hiding and waiting in an attic in Amsterdam.

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

Platt Library

23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills

Book Sale at the Studio City Library

Saturday, February 21 from 9:30 until 1:30 pm

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

A Talk on Acupressure and Oriental Medicine at the Northridge Library

Saturday, February 21 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm

Dr. Hongyan Li of the Alternative Medical Center will teach the basics of acupressure. She will also discuss the philosophy of Oriental medicine and how it relates to your health and wellbeing.

Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue in Northridge

818-886-3640

Magic at the Canoga Park Library

Saturday, February 21 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm

Patrick Bell, opera baritone and magician will perform his interactive magic show for the whole family.

Canoga Park Library
20939 Sherman Way at Desoto in Canoga Park

818-887-0239

Book Club at the Sunland-Tujunga Library

Monday, February 23 from 11:30 until 12:30 pm

They are reading “IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson

The year is 1933. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany. He brings along his wife, son and flamboyant daughter, Martha, to Berlin. As the year’s events unfold, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance-and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.

Ask for a library copy at the reference desk

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Yoga at the Granada Hills Library

Monday, February 23 at 12:00 noon

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

Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Learn Basic Computer Skills at the Studio City Library

Monday, February 23 from 6:00 until 7:30 pm

Do you or someone you know want to learn basic computer skills? Studio City Library will be hosting a 6-week series on Computer Comfort. Sign up at the Information Desk; space is limited.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Feldenkrais at the Studio City Library

Tuesday, February 24 at 2:30 pm

Feldenkrais is back again – Carolyn teaches her fabulous Feldenkrais program to heal your aches and pains.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Agoura Readers Book Club

Tuesday, February 24 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join them to discuss “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year as well as the fiction winner for the National Book Critics Award. Newcomers always welcome and refreshments provided by the Agoura Hills Friends of the Library. Book available at the Customer Service Desk one month before the meeting.

29901 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills

818-889-2278

Mystery Book Club at Studio City

Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm

Join them on the last Tuesday of the month for the Studio City Mystery Book Club. The title says it all! Please call the branch for the title. Selections will be available at the Information Desk at the library.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Internet Basics I Class at Newbury Park 
and Brimhall Libraries
Tue, February 24 from 10:30am – 12:15pm (Newbury Park)

Thurs, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:15 pm (Brimhall Library)

An introductory Internet class that covers basic Internet functions, how to use web browsers, and how to navigate and evaluate web pages. Prerequisites: Some experience with using a mouse and ability to work in a “Windows” environment. Newbury Park Branch

Newbury Park Library Eugene Brimhall Library
2331 Borchard Road Janss Road

Newbury Park Thousand Oaks

Computer Basics at the Sunland Tujunga Library

Wednesday, February 25 at 10:00 am

One-on-one computer tutoring by appointment only.

Topics may include the following:
Learn computer basics.
Set up an email account.
Learn how to use social media like Facebook.

Learn how to download e-media (bring your own device to download media).

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes. 10:00 am and 10:30 am slots are available.
Call 818-352-4481 or visit reference desk to reserve your slot.

Limit: one session per month; six sessions max.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Feel Good Yoga with Nicole Elise 
at the Encino Tarzana Library

Wednesday, February 25 at 11:30 am

Join this fun and relaxing class. Please bring a yoga mat. Recommended items: strap, block, towel and a bottle of water.

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818- 343-1983

Internet Basics at the West Valley Regional

Wednesday, February 25 at 12:30 pm

Learn how to do research on the Internet every Wednesday in January. Become a confident navigator through cyberspace, learn effective search strategies and master the Internet through this fun and informative class. Beginners are welcome! Sign up at the reference desk. Space is limited.

West Valley Regional
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

818-345-9806

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 25 at 3:30 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

Tap Imagery for Weight Loss at Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 25 at 4:45 pm

Join certified hypnotherapist Frances O’Brien as she conducts a tap imagery exercise designed to help you achieve your weight management goals. Tap imagery is a two-part system that includes tapping and guided imagery exercises.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

A Talk on Acupuncture and the 
Control of Pain at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 25 from 6:15 until 7:45 pm

Hongyan Li (OMD) will teach you several acupressure points to help you manage your pain

Mid Valley Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

An “Advanced” Beginners Computer Class 
at the Northridge Library

Thursday, February 26 from 10:00 until 11:30 am

Must have some computer experience or have attended a “FIRST TIME” Beginners Class

The Northridge Library
9051 Darby Avenue in Northridge

818-886-3640

Introduction to the Internet at the Sun Valley Library

Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 am

Join them at the Sun Valley Library to learn about the Internet, how to navigate through it, and how to use it to access all kinds of information.

They’ll take the mystery out of such things as “browsers”, “www” and “.com” so you’ll feel comfortable finding the information you want. All skill levels are welcome — they’ll tailor the instruction to your particular needs. Please call the library to sign up, as space is limited.

Sun Valley Library
7935 Vineland Ave in Sun Valley

818-764-1338

eMedia Drop In at the Studio City Library

Thursday, February 26 at 2:30 pm

Bring your charged devices to learn how to download digital materials from the Los Angeles Public Library. They’ll go over all of the major vendors and applications, including Overdrive, Axis 360, Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Freegal. Advanced sign-up is not required.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Cover to Cover Book Club at Mid-Valley Regional

Thursday, February 26 at from 6:00 pm until 7:45 pm

Join them for a discussion of “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train” by William Kuhn.

New members welcome!

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff St in North Hills
818-895-3650

Social Security Workshop: Maximize Your Benefits

Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

With over 500 ways to claim, filing for Social Security benefits can be very stressful. Choosing when and how to claim is one of the biggest financial decisions Baby Boomers face today. The average retiree leaves tens of thousands of dollars on the table, simply because they don’t understand how to optimize their benefits – so don’t be one of them! Failing to use the correct strategy can cost you a lot of money and potentially put your surviving spouse at financial risk. Join them in this informative class where we will explore the ways in which you can maximize your Social Security income benefit. You will gain the knowledge necessary to make an educated and confident election decision.

Woodland Hills Library

22200 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills         and

Saturday, February 28 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Encino-Tarzana Library

18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

Call (310) 285-0525 to reserve your spot today

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING 

PLACES TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS! 

The Faeries are at the Historic Los Encinos Park

Saturday, February 21 from 10:30am-11:30am

Faery folke have been spotted at Los Encinos State Park! With their love of laughter and singing, the faeries will bring magic and wonder in this gentle show for those that are young and young at heart.

Please feel free to wear your faery best wings and costumes, as the audience actually become part of the story in this interactive adventure. Groups and birthdays are welcome. Reservations suggested at (818) 324-6802. WEBSITE

Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street in Encino

America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm

They offer over 100 animals, shows, demonstrations, and animal encounters throughout the day. This 5 acre zoo housing nearly 200 exotic animals is part of the college’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program. This interesting collection has included all sorts of animals, like alligators, geckos, elephants, emus, tigers, camels, snakes, ocelots and more.

Seniors and children are $6.00 (children under 2 are free) Call 805-378-1441 for special events.

Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road in Moorpark

Cinderella, The Pantol

Saturdays and Sundays in February

A family friendly performance on the Cinderella story.

Performances on Saturdays: February 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 2 pm; Sundays: February 8, 22 at 6 pm

Tickets range from $15 – 17.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street in Newhall
661-799-2702

Teaching your Grandchildren about 
Knitting at The Kids Club in Tarzana

Every Saturday 11am-12pm

Educators believe that knitting and crochet perfects fine motor skills, improves memory by working both sides of the brain and gives them a sense of accomplishment. So bring your kids and grand kids to Zoe’s to join her club. Ages 7 and up all levels. Please reserve a spot ahead of time. Cost is $25.00

Zoe’s Knit Studio
18596 Ventura Boulevard
In Tarzana
818-881-9637

Whale Watching Season is Here

Now through April

For a complete list of excursions, call Island Packers at 805-642-1393 or Channel Island Sportfishing Center at 805-382-1612.

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables 
at Underwood Farms

Daily from 9:00 am

Visit a working and also enjoy the farm animal center which offers pony rides and an animal show.

Admission to the entire Farm Center is $3.00 M-F & $6.00 weekends & holidays.  Rides and some shows may be additional – call 805-529-3690 for more information.

Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark

Little Red Riding Hood

Saturdays at 1:00 pm through March

A musical fairy tale for children and their families. Tickets $12.00 adults and $10.00 for children

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd, West in Los Angeles
818-761-2203

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Come visit this children’s science center and the first major museum in the Valley
look at the interactive displays, such as one that demonstrated the whirling effects of a tornado.

Tickets are $16.95 or adults, $12.95 for seniors (62+) and children (ages 3-4).
Admission for Museum members and children 2 and under is FREE.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Boulevard in Los Angeles
(866) 552-2823

 
 
 

“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.  

  

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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 ROAD
TO APPOMATTOX

Just opened and playing
through March 15

All’s not civil in
love and war

Tickets $25 – 55.00
depending on seating
days and times

Order tickets by Phone
818-558-7000, ext. 15
Tues-Sat 12pm-6pm and
2 hours before show times

The Colony Theatre
555 North Third Street
Burbank

CLOSER THAN EVER

A musical revue about
life, love, and
growing older

Just opened and playing
through March  15

Tickets $12.50 – 25.00

Call for times
818-990-6691

Treibitz Memorial Hall
at Hollywood Piano
323 South Front
Burbank

THE OTHER PLACE

The elusive truth about
family and relationships

Feb 20 to April 11

Call for the various times
And  ticket prices

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

POETRY IN MOTION

recited by E.P. McKnight
with dancer, Mo-Que

Performances:
Feb 20, 21, 27, 28
and March 6, 7

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets are $15 online
and $20 at the door.

San Fernando Valley Arts
& Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana
818-697-5525
www.sfvartsalliance.org

THE SWING DOLLS:
FROM ABBA TO SWING

An Evening of Comedy
Dance and Music starring
The Swing Dolls

A Salute to America’s
Greatest Music!

With Special Guest Comedy
Juggler Bryson Lang

Saturday, February 21

7:30pm

Tickets $54.00

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

INTO THE WOODS

Sat. February 21 at 7:30pm
Sun. February 22 at 3pm

CSO will be collecting non
perishable food items for
Sova Food Pantry

Tickets $30-40.00
Seniors 10% off
with valid ID

Call 818-517-4102
jbrown@centerstageopera.org
or WEBSITE

The Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park

TRUTH LIES
IN MAGIC

an amazing spectacle of
magic, mystery, humor
and fun. It questions where
truth ends and lies begin
and proves that without one
the other wouldn’t exist

Saturday, Feb 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

The NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood
BUY TICKETS

HELLO  BLUEBIRD:
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC
OF JUDY GARLAND

With jazz vocalist
Jane Monheit

Saturday, February 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $45 – 80.00

Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge
818-677-3000

CHINESE NEW
YEAR CELEBRATION

Music, dance, and song
celebrating the
Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 21

7:00 pm

Tickets $28 – 43.00

Thousand Oaks
Civic Arts Plaza
2100 T.O. Blvd
Thousand Oaks
818-857-2711

TOPANGA
VINTAGE MARKET

Now at
Pierce College

Sunday, February 22

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.)

STOP KISS

A love story that
ends very differently
than anticipated

Feb 25 -28 @ 8:00 pm
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $10.00

Black Box Studio Theatre
Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks
805-493-3415

 

 THE CORBIN BOWL
AND THE SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the “Bowl”
in the “Corbin Lounge ”

starring

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
Rebecca Ray, vocals

Wed, February 25

7:30 pm

Free Admission
One Drink Minimum

Lounge at the Corbin Bowl
19616 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana

GARY BALLEN

Singer, songwriter
Extroadinaire

Appearing on
Friday nights

8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Come listen to all
the old familiar songs
you know and love!

The Rack at the
Westfield Promenade

In the Promenade Mall
next to the theatres
6100 Topanga Canyon
Woodland Hills
818-348-1524

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

February 27 – March 7

Frid & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm

A happily married couple
discover their friends are
not as happy as they thought
and they begin to wonder
how sound their own
relationship can be
in this Pulitzer
Prize-winning play

Tickets $10.00
BUY TICKETS

Theatre Tribe
5267 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

SEXAGENARIAN

A Sixties Flower Child still
on a search for Heaven
in her Sixties.  Join her
on her ecstatic investigations
of bliss and the possibility
of having the best sex yet
as a Sixty-Something..

Saturday, February 28

8:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Venturs Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-990-2324

CATCH ME
IF YOU CAN

Play is based on the
movie of the same name
inspired by the true life
of a famous con man

Feb 28 – April 5

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

Seniors 60+ – $22.00

Call 805-583-7900
for tickets

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

THE ENGLISH BRIDE

Inspired by the real-life
failed bombing attempt of
an El Al flight in 1986

Previews: Feb 28, March 1, 3
Runs March 5 to April 26

Call for the various times
And ticket pricing

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

THE HEART OF A
GYPSY TROUBADOUR

March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
April 2nd & April 9th

All shows 8:00 pm

Performer Richard Byford
the singer and songwriter
has distilled his many
adventures across Europe
and America, his battle
with cancer, and the
motley crew of characters
he has experienced over
the years into a solo
performance like no other

Tickets $20.
818-687-8559

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

 

THE ONES

The world premiere
of original one
act plays

thru February 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.00

818-685-9907

The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

MacBETH

Thru February  22

Call for various times
818-677-2488

Seniors $17.00

Nordhoff Hall
Little Theatre
CSUN
18111 Nordhoff
Northridge
A NIGHT OF
LOVE STORIES

Three one-act plays
that talk about the
perils of dating
and relationships

thru February  22

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

Tickets $10.00

323-841-1611

The Sherry Theater
11052 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood

JIM MacGEORGE

A one-man show by
the voice actor
and comedian

thru Feb 22

Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
Sundays@ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood
818-763-5990

THE WHIPPING MAN

In the aftermath of the
Civil War, a Confederate
captain and his two
former slaves are drawn
back to the ruins of their
once grand estate

thru March 1

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid
@ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets begin at $30.00

Discount Code Save
20%* Off Tickets
Use Code: BRIT20

626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena

A CARLIN HOME
COMPANION,
GROWING UP
WITH GEORGE

Thru March 1

Kelly Carlin, the only
child of iconoclastic
comedian George Carlin,
deftly weaves her
amusing yet poignant
family stories with
classic video footage
of her father’s career
and family memorabilia.

Call for times
and ticket pricing
818-955-8101

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank

THE RED VELVET
CAKE WARS

A comedy about a
Texan family reunion

thru March 1

Call for various
times and  dates

Seniors $15.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street
Newhall
661-799-2702

KARMA,
THE AWAKENING

Word premiere musical
about the convergence
of science and spirituality

Thru March 1

Call for various
dates and times

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Tickets available at
El Portal Box Office
or  818-508-4200

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

ANNIE

thru March 8

Regular ticket prices:

$18 – Seniors (55+)
$16 – Children 12 and under

Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Because of the popularity
of the show, they have
added 3 Saturday matinees

Feb 21, 28, & Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

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

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted  from the novel
by Jane Austen

thru March 15

Call for various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
David Schall Theatre at
First Presbyterian Church
Of Hollywood
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

THE 39 STEPS

A comedic thriller
adaptation of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic film.

A fast-paced whodunit
for anyone who loves
the magic of theatre!

thru March 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:30 pm
(A Thursday performance
March 5 @ 8:00 pm)

Seniors (62+) $26.00

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

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

thru March 15

Magic Castle Illusionist
Albie Seiznick’s
superb theatrical
magic show

Call for various
times and dates

310-477-2055

Tickets $34.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

SPOON RIVER -
THE CEMETERY
ON THE HILL

A play with songs
Based on the Spoon
River Anthology

thru March 22
(no show Feb 22)

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

Tickets online $10.00
WEBSITE

$18.00 at the door

The Eclectic Theatre Company
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village
818-508-3003

DAMN YANKEES

thru March 28

Fridays @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 and 8:00 pm
Sundays  @ 3:00 pm

Seniors (62+) $23.00

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange Street
Glendale
818-360-8750

 

THANK YOU FOR

SUPPORTING OUR  

SPONSORS –  

THEY MAKE 

 IT POSSIBLE

TO BRING YOU

THESE GREAT 

SOCIAL RESOURCES!

 

 

Archer Weiss
Financial Planning
818-610-8560

    

   

   

Sherry Warschaw
Marriage and
Family Therapist
818-344-0299

 

 

 

Senior Resources
Senior Placement
   818-359-2125

 
    

 

Good Life Academy
Have Your Party Here!
818-343-0632

 

 

 

Danielle Nieves
Senior Real
Estate Specialist
818-635-5102

 

 

 

Gayellen Davis
Zumba Gold
805-368-6276

 

 

 

Yoga by Laurie
Laurie Mazarella
818-915-1220

 

 

 
Know It All Tutors 
Rafael Healey 
818-472-9404

David Goodman
Franchise Expert
818-578-8706

Dr. Gaby Edery
Chiropractor
818-345-4924 or
818-651-3252

Art Classes
Pennie Dobkin
818 788 4696

 

 

 

RGEB
Medicare Specialist
818-444-7722

 

 

 

Vital Scan
Full and Partial
Body Scanning
866-750-0410

 

 

 

Dia Lautenschlager
Legal Shield
206-696-2235

 

WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN THE FOLLOWING
VARIOUS RESOURCES!

 

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

The Good Life Academy

www.goodlifeacademy.net

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/

IMAGINATION CONNECTION

A mobile arts program

www.imaginationconnection.org

 

TARZANA COMMUNITY

AND CULTURAL CENTER

http://www.mytarzana.org/

 

SENIOR CENTERS

Joslyn Senior Center

(they have a great

computer lab)

1301 West Olive Ave

Burbank

818-238-5353

 

 

 

 

Tuttle Senior Center

1731 N Ontario St

Burbank

818-238-5367

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Simi Valley Senior Center

3900 Avenida Simi

Simi Valley

805-583-6363

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OneGeneration

818-705-2345

18255 Victory Blvd

Reseda

 

 

 

 

 

Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks

Senior Center

5060 Van Nuys Blvd

Sherman Oaks

818-981-1284

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canoga Park Senior Center       

7326 Jordan Ave.

Canoga Park

818-340-2633

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilkinson Multipurpose

Senior Center

8956 Vanalden Avenue

Northridge

818-701-1001

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agoura Hills Calabasas

Senior Center

29900 Ladyface Court

Agoura Hills

818-597-7366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malibu Senior Center

23825 Stuart Ranch Road

Malibu

310-456-2489 ext. 357

Open Mon – Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goebel Senior Center

1385 E. Janss Rd

Thousand Oaks

805-495-6471

Moorpark Senior Center

799 Moorpark Ave

Moorpark

805-529-6864

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL

FARMERS MARKETS WHILE

YOU SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH.

FIND ONE NEAR YOU BELOW:

Canoga Park -

Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm

Owensmouth Avenue

north of Sherman Way

Kaiser Woodland Hills

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northridge Fashion Center

Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m

parking lot at Tampa Ave

Burbank Certified

Farmers Market

Sat, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

N 3rd St and

E Orange Grove Ave

818 847-4774

Calabasas Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Old Town Calabasas

on Calabasas Road

Across the street from

the Sagebrush Cantina

818-591-8161

Canoga Park Farmers Market

Sat from 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm

Owensmouth and Sherman Way

Chatsworth/Porter Ranch

Sat from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Holy Center Lutheran Church

818-447-8191

Encino Certified Farmers Market

Sun 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Victory Blvd at White Oak Ave

818 708-6688

NOHO Farmers Market

Sat 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Bakman Avenue, between

Magnolia Boulevard and

Chandler Blvd

818-314-1312

Studio City Farmers’ Market

Sun 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ventura Place and

Ventura Blvd

818-655-7744

Sylmar Farmers Market

Sat 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Mission College

323-646-4898

Toluca Lake Farmers Market

Sun 9:30 am. to 2:30 pm

4500 N Sancola Ave

818 845- 0754

Woodman Avenue Market

Tues 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Woodman Ave and

Riverside Drive

866-966-9495

 

 

 

Feb 12, 2015

Suddenly65/A Social Resource

 

 

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Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week:

Before you say you’ll exercise tomorrow,

think about this.

Exercising increases your body’s ability to repair its cells thereby helping to prevent premature aging. And not only does it help to pump toxins out of the body, it encourages the growth of new brain cells.

So get to that gym, or to the park, or walk around the block or dance around your house. Just move!

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4 VALENTINE’S SCAMS TO AVOID

Conning thousands of men and women each year (most over age 40), romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. The average per-victim loss is $26,000.     READ MORE HERE

important1  If sometimes you find you are not receiving our newsletter (on Thursday mornings), please check your “junk” or “spam” files.  It may have inadvertently ended up in one of those files.

 

Also one of the very first things you will see when you open the newsletter is this

“Having trouble viewing this email? Click here “.  If you will in fact click on that, it will open up the entire newsletter so that everything including all the information on the right hand side, will be visible.  This way the newsletter is much easier to read.

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM MARC WEISS
66% of Americans say they are worried about not having enough money for retirement…

As life expectancy increases, the risk that retirees will outlive their assets is a growing challenge.  Thus, ensuring income throughout retirement requires difficult choices.

In a recent Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, the GAO recommended that retirees systematically draw down their savings and convert a portion of their savings into an income annuity to cover necessary expenses.  The GAO believes the annuity is preferable in establishing a monthly income instead of taking lump sum withdrawals to pay monthly expenses.

READ MORE HERE ABOUT INCOME ANNUITIES

Today, companies selling annuities can illustrate lifetime annuity income for participants.  Now, participants can now choose which company provides the better features and benefits for their investment.  After all, in today’s economy how else can successful people plan their retirement years to be free of fear over running out of money?

Call Marc for answers and solutions to your financial questions.

 

To listen to Marc’s very informative video      

CLICK HERE   

For Marc’s February newsletter CLICK HERE   

Marc H. Weiss

Web Site: www.archerweiss.com  

Email: marc@archerweiss.com

License No. 0542576

818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901  

 

    

THE HISTORY OF JAZZ

Tuesdays, February 17 thru March 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

This course provides a wide-angled and narrowly focused examination of jazz in both its musical and cultural dimensions.  Jazz is the birthplace of the musical style that gave American music its mythical and real past. It’s rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has been able to revive itself throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.  Apart from its seminal influence in the history of rock music and contemporary styles, jazz is itself on of the most durable traditions in music history.

These 6 classes will be presented by James Domine, Conductor of the San Fernando  Valley Symphony Orchestra.  Fee for the course is $35.00.   For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

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 seniors who hike, dance and play tennis and really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:15 pm First time drop in rate is only $9. Class cards available

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

MAH JONGG ANYONE!

Looking for a 5th for Thursday afternoons from 12:30 till 4:45 pm.  They play in Encino.  Just bring your $5 and expect to enjoy the day, you can’t get rich but you won’t lose your shirt either.   Please contact Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

Couple’s Mah Jongg
They are a young 65 plus couple living in Encino looking for other young minded 65 plus couples to play Mah Jongg with.
Please call if you’re interested!  Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

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

 

CASINO NIGHT AT THE CANOGA PARK WOMEN’S CLUB

Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 pm

If you play Blackjack, Pai-Gow, Craps, Roulette, or just feel charitable, then the Casino Night Fundraiser at the Canoga Park Women’s Club.  SEE FLYER HERE

Where else can you buy $100.00 in chips for $35.00 — including appetizers, sandwiches, and a dessert? The CPWC extends this charitable offer with a $3.00 Donation Bar of fine wines and traditional beers, sure to please some appetites.  Then to top it off… Prizes of beautifully crafted gift baskets and gift cards from local businesses to go home with the evening’s lucky winners.  Proceeds benefit charities associated with the CPWC.  Tickets available by calling or emailing the following:

Kasey: 818-268-0325 or kasey.jackal@hotmail.com    or
Jeanne: 818-999-5016 or  smartjax@hotmail.com

Canoga Park Women’s Club
7401 Jordan Avenue (at Valerio) in Canoga Park

PLANNING FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD’S FUTURE

When you want the best for your grandchild’s future then Know It All Tutors is the right place for you.

Whether students need help with increasing their scores on the SAT, ACT, or even if they just need to pass a class, they make sure that they reach their educational goals.

Invest in your grandchild’s education to insure independence and success.

Know It All Tutoring service works one to one with students ranging from 4th grade through High School and beyond. They have a special 20 hours Success Program that can help your grandchild learn more, do better on their next big test, and feel more confident in school over all.

And right now they have a special of the Month: Free Fridays in February!

This is really exciting news. New location just opened in West Hills!  Know It All Tutors, located in Westlake Village and West Hills, has decided to make February a free month! Every Friday during the month of February is free for tutoring with a Know It All.   All that they ask is that participants plan ahead and let them know in advance if they wish to sign up with a Know It All for their Free Fridays February sessions.

All complimentary sessions are at their two offices in Westlake Village and West Hills and are limited to a 1.5 hour session on Friday.

Feel free to pass on the fun and exciting news to your friends and family.

Call them today at 818-472-9404 to schedule a Know It All

  

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

How about volunteering for this rewarding program – it helps you and it helps young families.

Temple Beth Torah and the Church of St. Andrew and St. Charles are co-sponsoring this wonderful program. They are looking for seniors with hobbies, skills, and knowledge that they would like to share with young people, to introduce the young to the interest and excitement of a new pastime.

If you would like to be part of their program and are over the age of 50, please give a call to the Temple Office (818) 831-0835, leave your name, telephone number and e-mail and tell them about a hobby or skill that you would like to share. Skills can include games, such as chess, checkers, model-building, art, e.g. drawing, collecting, e.g. stamps, coins, making clothing for dolls, music (playing an instrument), photography, juggling, magic, or any pastime that brings you enjoyment.

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

 

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

Cinema at the Studio City Library

Friday, February 13 from 10 am – 5 pm

A day of film firsts from some pioneers of African American cinema:  Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates (1920); Jericho (1937), starring Paul Robeson; Zouzou (1934; & the musical Cabin In The Sky (1943).
For more information go to http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/pioneers-african-american-cinema

Studio City Branch of LAPL
12511 Moorpark Street in Studio City
818/755-7873

Movies at the Moorpark Adult Center

Friday, February 13 at 12:45 pm

They are screening “Lucy” about a woman, accidentally caught in a dark drug deal who turns the tables on her captors when drugs inside her change her, giving her superhuman strength, reflexes and intelligence. As she battles criminal gangs, she is transformed into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  Genre: Adventure Rated: R Time: 99 min.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark
805-517-6261

Cinema at the Burbank Library

Friday, February 13 at 2 pm

Friday Movie Matinee presents the classic “Robin & the 7 Hoods,” with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin.

Central Library
110 N Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank
818/238-5610

Westerns at the Autry

Saturday, February 14 at 1:30 pm

What Is A Western?  Screening & discussion of Joel & Ethan Coen’s remake “True Grit” (2010), starring Jeff Bridges,  Matt Damon, & Hailee Steinfeld.   Free w/admission.

Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park
323-667-2000

Nick and Nora Thin Man Film Festival at the Silverlake Library

Saturday, February 14 from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm

Rediscover the feisty romance between Nick and Nora as they screen films based on the Dashiell Hammett Thin Man detective series.

Silver Lake Branch of LAPL
2411 Glendale Blvd in LA
323/913-7451

Cinema at the West Valley Library

Sunday, February 15 at 2 pm

Celebrate African-American History Month with a screening of “The Pursuit of Happyness.”

West Valley Branch of LAPL
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda
818/345-9806

Movie at the Buena Vista Library

Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm

Special screening of 2014′s “Lucy,” with Scarlett Johansson.

Buena Vista Branch of BPL
300 N Buena Vista St in Burbank
818/238-5610

Movie Evening in Thousand Oaks

Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm

They will be showing “White House Down” with Channing Tatum and Jamie Fox.

The Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks
805/449-2660

Film Fanatics at the Calabasas Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00 pm

Do you love movies?  The Film Fanatics group may be a great fit for you! They meet to watch and discuss a movie.  They will be watching “Ace in the Hole” (1951) starring Kirk Douglas.  This movie is about a disgraced newspaper reporter who takes advantage of a disaster to get a new job.  The film is not rated and lasts 111 minutes.  Attendees are welcome to bring dinner to eat during the movie.

Calabasas Library
Behind the Commons
200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas
818-436-0530

Meet Me at the Movies in Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, February 18 at 3:15pm

They will be screening “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.  Call (805) 381-2744 for reservations.

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Cinema at the North Hollywood Library

Thursday, February 19 at 2 pm

Celebrate African-American History Month with a screening of Clint Eastwood’s  “Invictus”  starring Morgan Freeman and Matt  Damon

North Hollywood Branch of LAPL
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818/766-7185

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST?

Do you often see others as having the joy, laughter, companionship and meaning in their life that you’ve always wanted? You deserve to have a balanced, healthy and joyful life too.

Sherry Warschaw, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide you in a new direction so that you no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges you’re facing.   She will help you better understand your actions and reactions to people and situations so that you gain strength, confidence and self-worth that will give your life new meaning and purpose.

Sherry is a warm and caring person who uses over 2 decades of professional experience and a lifetime of personal and humbling growth to help you clarify and reach your full potential.

FREE CONSULTATION

20% discount on first 3 sessions for Suddenly65 readers

Call Sherry at 818-344-0299 – visit her WEBSITE

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OSCAR GOES OUTDOORS IN CALABASAS

Sunday, February 15 from 9am – 5 pm

Join them for a celebration of Hollywood’s history & impact in L.A.’s Santa Monica Mountains. Hourly presentations and book signings are from 10AM-3PM.  Authors and historians Harry Medved, Brian Rooney, and Marc Wanamaker will be signing their books following presentations.

For more information call 805-370-2301

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Store
26876 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas

A LUNCHEON WITH JONATHAN BICKART, SCULPTOR

Monday, February 23 at 1:00 pm

Jonathan Bickart is a noted Sculptor whose figurative bronze sculptures hold an enigmatic impression, both surreal and futuristic.  In addition to working with Venice Sculptor Robert Graham, Jonathan headed the sculpture department at the Brentwood Art Center for 15 years.

Jonathan will speak on the art of sculpture and provide a live demonstration of his work.

All proceeds will support “Sustaining the Mind” which funds Neurodegenerative disease research at Brandeis University.   Cost:  $30 per person

MORE INFORMATION AND RSVP CLICK HERE

Hilton Garden Inn
24150 Park Sorrento in Calabasas
(Corner of Parkway Calabasas and Park Sorrento)

8 BEST FOODS FOR YOUR HEART
Red wine and oatmeal get all the attention, but these other foods are also excellent for lowering blood, pressure, cholesterol, and plaque build up in your arteries.
READ MORE HERE

SENIOR STAR POWER AND THE
PINK LADY WANT TO PUT YOU IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

NEW, EXCITING WORKSHOPS!

Enrich your life with innovative and creative programs through the performing arts.

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A VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY IN THOUSAND OAKS

Saturday, February 14 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm

Enjoy a fun night with friends featuring food, entertainment, and dancing!

$7.00 per person – call for more information

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

WOW

Did you know that you can pour a half a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar into a clogged drain. Once it stops foaming rinse down the sink and your drains will be clear. A cheap and environmentally friendly way to unclog a sink!  Look for more WOW tips next week!

 

 

7 SURPRISING USES FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Put that brown bottle sitting in your medicine cabinet to good use way beyond the first aid kit.
PAINT-OUT AND OIL PAINTING DEMO
AT PARAMOUNT RANCH

Saturday, February 14 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Join plein-air painters at all levels at an outdoor paintout.  Bring art supplies, water & food.  All new or experienced artists welcome.  For further information see www.allied-artists.com

Paramount Ranch
Cornell Way near Kanan Road (call for directions)
310/338-0333

 
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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!
Saturday, February 14 from 1:30 to 4:00 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!

 

Old videos of the Stomp are to be seen at:  www.valleyragtimestomp.com

For further information call Ron at 818-766-2384

Henri’s Restaurant
21601 Sherman Way

Canoga Park

Western Music at the Autry

Sunday, February 15 from 1 – 3 pm

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

Free w/admission.

Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park

323/667-2000

Bluegrass at Viva Cantina

Monday, February 16 at 8 pm

The Bluegrass Assoc. of So Cal presents an evening with The Get Down Boys, an LA-based string band performing high energy traditional & original Bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana.

Viva Cantina
900 Riverside Drive in Burbank

818/221-4680

Ukulele Song Circle

Wednesday, February 18 from 7:00 util 10:00 pm

Players of all skill levels are welcome.  There is no charge.

Thousand Oaks Instrumental Music
1501 E  Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks

805-237-7958

Happy Little Ukulele Club Of Thousand Oaks

Join them on Thursday, February 19 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

The Guitar Merchant, features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase

Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm

Hosted by East Coast Al.  Cover charges vary.   Call 818-884-5905 for more information.

The Guitar Merchant

7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park

Jazz at Casey’s Tavern
Thursdays from 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 pm

Sundays from 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy these fine jazz groups.&nnbsp; Casey’s presents:
Thursdays – the Blue Lagoon Jazz Band
Saturdays – Evie and All That Jazz

Sundays – Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park

818-992-9362

The Jazzland Big Band at Sherman Oaks

Every Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 pm

Come listen and enjoy music in the Glenn Miller style.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys

818-981-1284

Ukulele Strummers & Singers

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

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

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

MEET DAVID GOODMAN – THE FRANCHISE EXPERT

Contact him today at his Office 818-578-8706 or
Cell 856-287-0303

Owning a franchise is the best path to take for you to accomplish your own dreams, not your employer’s …and to do it on your terms!

David Goodman is the #1 franchise consultant in the country.
He has close to 500 franchises in his directory.

His services are completely free and he is National and International.

Watch his video  HERE
Click on his franchise directory HERE

 

$1000 bonus to anyone who sends him a referral that becomes a franchisee due to his efforts!!

David  Goodman Can Make It Happen!
Find A Fabulous Franchise…Free!

Call 818-578-8706, 818-287-0303 or email david@franchisebizconsulting.com

 

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SEE THE STARS WITH THE
OAK CANYON ASTRONOMY GROUP IN OAK PARK

Saturday, February 21 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm

No Equipment or Experience Needed……See some things you never thought you could see….. Galaxies – Nebulas – Globular Clusters. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to be amazed. The park lights will be turned off to give maximum night vision for viewing.

If you have telescope equipment, you will be able to park in the upper parking lot. All others, please park in the lower lot near the restrooms. Red flashlights only please, and parking lights only for upper parking lot. Those with equipment, please try and arrive 30 min. before sunset to setup.  This is a free event and for more information see WEBSITE

Oak Canyon Park

5600 Hollytree Dr.in Oak Park

7 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
In fact, there’s a potential happy ending for all of you who are stuck paying for an expensive drug without the benefit of having prescription drug coverage or if you’re one of those with a prescription drug insurance donut hole.

CONTAINER GARDENING CLASS IN MOORPARK

Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 am

Shar Lugo, president of the Simi Valley Busy Hands garden club demonstrates how to grow a full scale garden in minimal space. This very popular Container Gardening class meets once-a-month and features changing themes, with students completing a new container garden at the end of each class. A $5 material fee is due at sign-up.

The theme of this class is Heart Wreath

Moorpark Adult Center

799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

CONNECTIVITY AT HOME FOR SENIORS

Thursday, February 19, 11:00am

Get help understanding popular technologies used in the home today that can make life easier and more interesting. Learn about your computers, the internet, phones, modems, routers, and more.

Call (805) 381-2744 for reservations.

Goebel Adult Community Center

1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

 

DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER?

HAVING FRIENDS OVER FOR LUNCH – WHAT TO MAKE?

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD?

Well, help is on the way. Our friend Susie Jacobson, a health and nutrition expert, has graciously offered to share her simple, easy to make, very healthy recipes with us.

Today we present “Braised Kidney Beans & Sweet Potato”.   The combination of spices makes this hearty and nutritious no meat meal or side dish unusual and especially when the weather is cool. It is also very easy to prepare and needs minimal attention while cooking. And we hope you will enjoy it….. hopefully with family or friends!

CLICK HERE FOR SUSIE’S BRAISED KIDNEY BEANS & SWEET POTATO

Look for another interesting easy and delicious recipe next week!

Susie Jacobson, Your Health Coach

818.261.9587

sueraej@yahoo.com

www.susierjacobson.com  

       

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 in Encino

WEBSITE

818-986-2034 (appointments)

818-398-3378 (cell)

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A VALENTINE’S GREETING YOU WON’T FORGET!

This Valentine’s Day, send the greeting your loved one will never forget! — a barbershop quartet will sing two love songs anywhere in the San Fernando valley — on Friday or Saturday, February 13th or 14th.

Only $50 before 4 p.m. Or $60 after 4 p.m. Or serenade your sweetheart by telephone, only $20.

And don’t miss “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” with the award-winning barbershop chorus the Valley Harmony Singers coming March 7th . To order a singing valentine or for information and show tickets call 818-994-7464.

SEE FLYER HERE

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES)

She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge, 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.

Why work with a senior real estate specialist? She can offer you choices and alternative solutions to your move and has a network of help for the 50+ market.

CLICK HERE  FOR HER  LIST OF HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

If you have any questions about any of these needs, please feel free to contact her. She is here for your Senior needs and would be happy to help you! She covers the entire San Fernando Valley as well as the Santa Clarita Valley.

For two of her great letters of recommendation

CLICK HERE

Read her February newsletter HERE

Danielle Nieves

Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified

CalBRE#01821674

Keller Williams Realty

Cell: 818-635-5102

www.homesbydani.com

A WALK INTO THE CHUMASH WORLD

Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 pm

For those of you who love walking and hiking, discover how Chumash Indians have used the natural resources of their environment to create a sustainable way of life for thousands of years.

An easy one-mile walk at the King Gillette Ranch sponsored by the National Park Service of the Santa Monica Mountains. For further details contact the park service at 805-370-2301 or visit the visitor center located at:

Visitor Center

26875 Mulholland Hwy in Calabasas

9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed most holidays)

ÉMIGRÉS AT THE SKIRBALL

Sunday, February 15 at 2 pm

Conversations with experts & family descendants for an in-depth discussion of composers Miklós Rózsa, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, & more. Part of the project Light & Noir: Exiles & Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950. Free w/admission.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda in West LA

310/440-4500

 

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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!

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

Friday, February 13 – Rounds at 7:30 and Tips/Squares from 8:00 – 10:30 pm

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

Friday Night Ballroom Dancing at the Granada Pavilion

Friday, February 13 from 8:00 pm

Admission $16.   Complimentary Dance Lesson at 8 pm.
General Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Dance Mixers and Door Prizes
Food, gourmet desserts, and drinks provided

Join them for a great night of dancing to recorded music for the following dances: Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Quickstep, Salsa, Nite Club 2-Step, Hustle, Samba, Viennese, Merengue, Argentine Tango, and Country 2-Step.

This dance is hosted by Michael Donovan and Edna Coe.  For further information, contact Michael Donovan at (661) 755-4219 or HeDances@NetZero.com.

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Blvd in Granada Hills

A Valentines’ Day Dinner Dance in Woodland Hills

Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 pm

Dance to the Angel City Big Band – a 17 piece band playing the oldies but goodies with  vocalists Mary Schneider and Doug Swander!

$15.00 singles and $25.00 couples
Best and cheapest bar in town (good food too!)

Call Bucky @ 818-692-0701 for more information

American Legion #826
5320 Fallbrook Ave in Woodland Hills
(parkng back of bldg)

Come join the Trail Dusters for a great evening of square dancing!

Saturday, February 14 – rounds start at 7:15 and the square dance starts at 8:00

Casual or square dance clothing.   Both singles or couples welcome.   The caller is Johnny Preston and the theme is “Affairs of the Heart”.

Wilkinson Senior Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge
818-756-7741

Square Dance with the Happy Squares in Simi Valley

Saturday, February 14 at 7:15 pm

The caller this month is Jerry Junck.  Both singles and couples are welcome and if you’re coming to visit them, please call at least 48 hours in advance so they can make sure they have sufficient refreshments for all their visitors.

Their contacts: Dan & Caryl -805-527-2769 or
Marge & Bill – 805-526-9638

Simi Valley Adult Center
3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley

Basic and Intermediate Salsa Dancing in Simi Valley

Ongoing Thursdays either 6:30 or 7:30

$60.00 for 6 classes.
For more information or to register call 805-208-8515

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Center
5005-C Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Cloggers

Ongoing Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:00 pm

Beginning, easy, and intermediate levels taught in three 45 minute sessions.  $6.00  per evening.  For more information 805-469-7909

Houghton Park, Bldg 4333
Township Ave in Simi Valley

Line Dancing in Moorpark

Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark
805-529-6864

Square Dancing in Glendale

Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 pm

Bachelors n Bachelorettes…..singles and couples welcome
Carpool from San Fernando Valley
Dance and refreshments-$7.
For more information call 818-787-4188

Folk Dancing in Canoga Park

Fridays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

West Valley Folk Dancers offer international folk dances.  Both singles and couples are welcome.  Soft shoes recommended.

Cost is $4.00 per person for members and $5.00 per person for non-members.
More info @ 818-348-6133

the Senior Center
7326 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park

Ballroom Dancing in Northridge

Every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join your friends for dancing to a live band.  Have fun and exercise at the same time.
$2.00 donation

Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge
818-756-7741

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.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Mike’s Country Line Dancing in Reseda

Tuesdays (intermediate) from 4:00 until 5:00 pm
Thursdays (beginners) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm

You Know You’ve Always Wanted To Try It!
It improves your range of motion, concentration and memory while dancing to the oldies.  Beginners are $6.00 and intermediate is $6.00

Teacher Mike Bendavid is a California Country and Western Dance Champion
This kind of exercise has been proven to help with balance and is considered good overall  exercise.

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda
818-705-2345

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

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some wonderful nostailgic music in this fun social atmosphere.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

 

PROTECTING YOURSELF & YOUR DATA ON
THE COMPUTER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Friday, February 20 from 1:30 until 3:00 pm

The Internet offers so many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate. And to make the most of the web, it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure. Whether you’re a new Internet user or an expert, this class will offer you advice and tools that will help you navigate the web safely and securely.

Instructor: Stacie Cayne and the fee is $15.00.
For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

 

THE SECRETS BEHIND THE SONGS

Thursday, February 19 – March 12 from 1:00 until 2:30 pm

Have you ever listened to the radio and wondered what happened to the music you love? Or perhaps you have wondered why some songs are popular and others aren’t? Believe it or not, a lot goes into songwriting – even a formula! – especially with the goal of writing a new hit song.  Join Emmy-winning, hit songwriter, Gloria Sklerov, as she takes you along on her journey from kitchen table to top of the charts, exposes the ‘secret’ to writing a hit song, and shares ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories of the over 200 records she’s had with artists like Frank Sinatra, Cher, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Carpenters and many more! (4 classes)

Fee for the classes is $40.00.  For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

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 at 818-359-2125

 

A QUILT EXHIBIT

Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Enjoy this interesting exhibit including a lecture by master quilter Zena Thorpe “History Through the Eye of a Needle.”

SEE FLYER  FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Canoga Park Elks Lodge

20925 Osborne Street in Canoga Park

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SWEETHEART SATURDAY AT THE STAGECOACH INN

Saturday, February 14 from 12:30 until 4:30 pm

Visit the museum on Valentine’s  Day for a lecture on the “The Artistry and Historical Timeline  of the Valentine” by noted  speaker Jill Stoliker.  Refreshments
Photo opportunity
Antique valentines on display

Seniors $4.00

The Stagecoach Inn Museum
51 South Ventu Park Road in Newbury Park

(805) 498-9441

 

 

DESIGNING A GRAY WATER SYSTEM
FOR YOUR HOME AND GARDEN

Tuesday, February 17 from 9:30 am

Southern California Garden Club, the oldest and largest garden club in the San Fernando Valley, continues its 88th season with a Garden Club Meeting featuring a program, at 11:00 a.m., presented by Orchid Black.  Orchid Black, a garden designer and owner of Native Sanctuary, will discuss water recycling to promote sustainabiity.

The program is preceded at 9:30 a.m. by a plant market and country store (for fundraising) and plant specimen display, and a workshop

Lunch (bring your own) follows the program at 12:00 p.m.  The club provides beverage and dessert.  No admission charge.  All are welcome.

Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Boulevard in Encino
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING

AND ARE AFRAID TO ASK  – SUSAN TENZER HAS THE ANSWERS!

Questions such as:

What is an estate plan?
Do I need an estate plan?
What if I do not have an estate plan?
Is my present estate plan up to date?
Does my Revocable Living Trust need to be reviewed?
Do an estate plan and applicable documents come into play only upon death?
Does an estate plan come into play upon incapacity?

Do I need a Revocable Living Trust or a Will?

Ask the questions now – Don’t wait!

Free consultation.

R. Susan Tenzer, J.D.
Estate Planning Consultant

(818) 970-8512

ATTENTION ALL FASHION FORWARD SENIORS!!!!

June & Company Salon offers special pricing for seniors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Most services are 50% off their regular price!  Please call for more info. And to make an appointment : 818-887-6290 or visit their  WEBSITE

 

June & Company
20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills
(In the French Quarter)

Parking lot available in back of salon with validation $1/hr

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS:

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks

Call 818-981-1284 or sign up at the front desk

West Valley Library
Tuesday, February 17 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 18 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 19  from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Please call the library at 818-345-9806 for further details.

West Valley Regional

19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Libraries

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays

In cooperation with the IRS, trained and certified CSVP volunteers will provide FREE income tax preparation for persons  either:

Seniors 60 years of age or older (any income  level)    or

Persons with an income of $50,000 or less, regardless of age. No appointments will be taken – first come, first served at:

Newbury Park Library    Conejo Creek S. Comm Room
2331 Borchard  Road     1350 E Janss Road
Newbury Park                Thousand Oaks

Wed 9:00 to 2:00 pm     Tues, Wed, Thurs  9 – 4 pm

Moorpark Adult Center

On Wednesday’s (by appt.)

To schedule an appointment, please call 517-6261.  Please note that appointments will not be taken off of voicemail.

Moorpark Senior Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

North Hollywood Library

Saturday, February 14 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

No appointment is necessary. First come, first served.

North Hollywood Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood

818-766-718

Van Nuys Library
Tuesday,  February 17 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 18 from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 19 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar Ave in Van Nuys
 818-756-8453

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES – EVEN A SCREENWRITER’S GROUP AND WRITING WORKSHOPS ALL AT YOUR
LOCAL LIBRARY -
HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Used Book Sale at the Sherman Oaks Library

Saturday, February 14 from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm

Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks

818-205-9716

Used Book Sale at the Studio City Library

Saturday, February 14 from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Feldenkrais at the Studio City Library

Tuesday, February 17 at 2:30 pm

Feldenkrais is back again  – Carolyn teaches her fabulous Feldenkrais program to heal your aches and pains.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

818-755-7873

Wednesday Morning Book Club at the Calabasas Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 11:00 am

They will be reading “The Boys in the Boat” written by Daniel James Brown.

Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas

818-224-1757

PTSD at the Buena Vista Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 7 pm

Journalist & former Marine David J Morris discusses his memoir, “The Evil Hours – A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

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

818/238-5610

One-On-One Computer Training at
the Sunland Tujunga Library

Wednesday, February 18 from 10:00 until 11:00 am

One-on-one computer tutoring by appointment only.

Topics may include the following:
Learn computer basics.
Set up an email account.
Learn how to use social media like Facebook

Learn how to download e-media (bring your own device to download media).

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes. 10:00 am and 10:30 am slots are available. Call them at 818-352-4481 or visit their reference desk to reserve your slot.

Limit: one session per month; six sessions max.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Introduction to the Internet at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 18 from 10:00 until 11:30 am

Learn how to surf the Internet.  Familiarity with keyboard and mouse and/or Computer Comfort classes are highly recommended before taking the class. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Space is limited

Mid Valley Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Yoga at the Calabasas Library
Thursday, February 19 at 12:00 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!  For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

Calabasas Library at the Commons in Calabasas

Learn About Email at the Sun Valley Library
Thursday, February 19 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Are you interested in learning about e-mail, or getting an e-mail address?  Join us at the Sun Valley Library for a hands-on class in which you’ll learn all about e-mail including how to send and receive it, and how to create an account.  With the help of one of their staff librarians, you’ll become an e-mail expert in no time!

Please call the library to sign up, as space is limited

Sun Valley Library
7935 Vineland Ave in Sun Valley

 818-764-1338

The Valley Screenwriters’ Group at Studio City Library

Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm

Join the Valley Screenwriters’ Group focusing on writing for the screen, theater, television, and web series.  The intent is to provide an educational, interactive, and supportive workshop environment for local screenwriters.

Please call the branch to sign up.  Space is limited.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City

 818-755-7873

Six Months of Writing Workshops
at the Westlake Village Library

through March

They will be lead by award-winning published author Saundra Hunter.. Participants will improve their creative writing skills in these once-a-month workshops. Budding writers can choose between Wednesday Workshops and Saturday Workshops.

The Wednesday Writing Workshops meet the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Saturday Writing Workshops meet the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Residents can call the library at 818-865-9230 to sign up for workshops

The Westlake Village Library

31220 Oak Crest Drive in Westlake Village

Feel Good Yoga with Nicole Elise
at the Encino Tarzana Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 11:30 am

Join this fun and relaxing class. Please bring a yoga mat.  Recommended items:  strap, block, towel and a bottle of water.

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818- 343-1983

Internet Basics at West Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 12:30 pm

Join them for a one hour beginning class on Internet searching.

West Valley Regional Library
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

818-345-9806

Librarian Led Book Discussion at
the Granada Hills Library
Wednesday, February 18 at 1:30 pm

 

Librarian-led book discussion of “Bee Season” by Myla Goldberg.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 3:30 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

Tap Imagery for Weight Loss at Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 18 at 4:45 pm

Join certified hypnotherapist Frances O’Brien as she conducts a tap imagery exercise designed to help you achieve your weight management goals. Tap imagery is a two-part system that includes tapping and guided imagery exercises.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Margaret Abbey Miller as “Anne Frank”
at The Platt Library
Saturday, February 21 at 1:30 pm

 

The Friends of the Platt Library will host Margaret Abbey Miller as “Anne Frank”.   Martha Abbey Miller researches, writes, and performs one-woman shows giving audiences a unique look at women of historical importance.  As Anne Frank, she dramatizes her two years of hiding and waiting in an attic in Amsterdam.

 

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

Platt Library
23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills

 

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING
PLACES TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS!

Visit Walt Disney’s Barn

Sunday, February 15 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, weather permitting.

Walt Disney’s Barn is a living showcase of Walt’s passion for railroading. Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s Barn is filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to the Foundation by his animators and friends that shared his hobby. Many of Walt’s personal items and tools are on display and he even hand-made all of the work benches.

Admission and parking are free.   Call (310) 213-0722

Walt’s Barn is located in Griffith Park,
next to the Live Steamers,
5202 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles

Native Culture at Satwiwa

Sunday, February 15 at 10 am – 12 noon and 1 – 3 pm

Celebrate Native American arts by creating a beaded bracelet with Lakota native Kathy Willcuts.

Satwiwa Native American Center
Via Goleta, Lynn Rd 5 miles S of 101
(call for directions)
805/370-2301

Two Milk Minimum is the funnest
way to spend your Saturday!

Saturday, February 14

Grab the grandkids and come on down to this amazing Family Friendly Comedy Show.  They have a full menu for grown ups and a Super Cool Kids Menu . Burgers, Fries, Mac and Cheese and pizza for only $5.00.   Tickets are $10.00

Two Milk Minimum features a rotation of outlandish, zany and outright amazing comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. Come any Saturday and enjoy a new act each week.  Their performers have been featured all over television including Nickelodeon TV, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.

Flappers Comedy Club Burbank
102 East Magnolia in Burbank
818-845-9721

America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm

They offer over 100 animals, shows, demonstrations, and animal encounters throughout the day.  This 5 acre zoo housing nearly 200 exotic animals is part of the college’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program.  This interesting collection has included all sorts of animals, like alligators, geckos, elephants, emus, tigers, camels, snakes, ocelots and more.

Seniors and children are $6.00 (children under 2 are free)  Call 805-378-1441 for special  events.

Moorpark College
7075 Campus  Road in Moorpark

Disney Aladdin, Jr

Through February 15

Presented by the Young Artists Ensemble.
Seniors and children – $16.00

Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks
805-381-1246

Cinderella, The Pantol

Saturdays and Sundays in February

A family friendly performance on the Cinderella story.

Performances on Saturdays:  February 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 2 pm;  Sundays: February 8, 22 at 6 pm

Tickets range from $15 – 17.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street in Newhall
661-799-2702

Teaching your Grandchildren about
Knitting at The Kids Club in Tarzana

Every Saturday 11am-12pm

Educators believe that knitting and crochet perfects fine motor skills, improves memory by working both sides of the brain and gives them a sense of accomplishment. So bring your kids and grand kids to Zoe’s to join her club. Ages 7 and up all levels. Please reserve a spot ahead of time.  Cost is $25.00

Zoe’s Knit Studio
18596 Ventura Boulevard
In Tarzana
818-881-9637

Whale Watching Season is Here

Now through April

For a complete list of excursions, call Island Packers at 805-642-1393 or Channel Island Sportfishing Center at 805-382-1612.

Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables
at Underwood Farms

Daily from 9:00 am

Visit a working and also enjoy the farm animal center which offers pony rides and an animal show.

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

Little Red Riding Hood

Saturdays at 1:00 pm through March

A musical fairy tale for children and their families.   Tickets $12.00 adults and $10.00 for children

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd, West in Los Angeles
818-761-2203

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

Daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Come visit this children’s science center and the first major museum in the Valley look at the interactive displays, such as one that demonstrated the whirling effects of a tornado.

Tickets are $16.95 or adults, $12.95 for seniors (62+) and children (ages 3-4).
Admission for Museum members and children 2 and under is FREE.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Boulevard in Los Angeles
866-552-2823

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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 MIDTOWN MEN

Featuring 4 Stars from

the original cast

of Jersey Boys

Friday, Feb 13

8:00 pm

$41 – 71.00

depending on seating

805-449-2787

T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd

Thousand Oaks

SPOON RIVER -
THE CEMETERY
ON THE HILL

A play with songs
Based on the Spoon
River Anthology

Feb 13 – March 22
(no show Feb 22)

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

Tickets online $10.00
WEBSITE

$18.00 at the door

The Eclectic Theatre Company
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village
818-508-3003

DAMN YANKEES

Feb 13 – March 28

Fridays @ 8:00 pm
Sat @ 3:00 and 8:00 pm
Sundays  @ 3:00 pm

Seniors (62+) $23.00

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange Street
Glendale
818-360-8750

MacBETH

February 13 – 22

Call for various times
818-677-2488

Seniors $17.00

Nordhoff Hall
Little Theatre
CSUN
18111 Nordhoff
Northridge

 

A NIGHT OF
LOVE STORIES

Three one-act plays
that talk about the
perils of dating
and relationships

Feb 13 – 22

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

Tickets $10.00

323-841-1611

The Sherry Theater
11052 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood

THE 39 STEPS

A comedic thriller
adaptation of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic film.

A fast-paced whodunit
for anyone who loves
the magic of theatre!

Feb 13 – thru March 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:30 pm
(And a Thursday performance
March 5 @ 8:00 pm)

Seniors (62+) $26.00

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

THE HEART OF A
GYPSY TROUBADOUR

Opening
Frid & Sat, Feb 13 & 14

Thursday evenings
March 5 thru April 9

All shows 8:00 pm

Performer Richard Byford
the singer and songwriter
has distilled his many
adventures across Europe
and America, his battle
with cancer, and the
motley crew of characters
he has experienced over
the years into a solo
performance like no other.

Tickets $20.
818-687-8559

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

LOVE OF FRIENDS?

LOVE OF LIFE?

LOVE OF JAZZ?

LOVE OF DANCING?

LOVE OF GOOD FOOD?

Sat, February 14

7:30 pm to 11 pm

$10 Cover

Includes Eats and

Complimentary

Champagne

Join friends at the

Holiday Celebration Club

You can attend alone

or with others and still

feel at ease – this is

family style fun where

no one’s a stranger.

Pioneer LOUNGE-Days

Inn Glendale

450 W Pioneer Dr

Glendale 

A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
OF MUSIC TO
WARM YOUR HEART

with The Malibu Coast
String Quarter

Sunday, Feb 15

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Wine party
at intermission

Regular seating $30.00
Reserved seating $40.00

RSVP recommended
818-705-1286

Tarzana Community
And Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana
(free parking on
Ventura Blvd)

SEE FLYER HERE

CONCERT AT
ST JAMES TARZANA

Sunday, February 15

4:00 pm

“Saxophone Classics
from
Bach to Bernstein”

The City of Angels
Saxophone Quartet plays
music by Bach, Liszt
Jeanjean, Dubra & Piazzolla

St James Presbyterian
19414 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana
818/345-2057

23rd ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S
DAY CELEBRATION AT
THE REAGAN LIBRARY

Monday, February 16

10 am – 3 pm

This celebration includes
fun for the whole family
with  musical entertainment
storytelling, arts and crafts
presidential and first lady
look-alikes.

Hot dogs, pie, and other
all-American foods will be
available for purchase.

Free parking and shuttle
pick-up will be available
along Presidential Drive.

All Presidents Day
activities are free.

Museum admission applies
to view the exhibits

805-522-2977

Reagan Library
Presidential Drive
Simi Valley

 

THE CORBIN BOWL
AND THE SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the “Bowl”
in the “Corbin Lounge ”

starring

The Symphomaniax

who 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, February 18

7:30 pm

Free Admission
One Drink Minimum

Lounge at the Corbin Bowl
19616 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana

GARY BALLEN

Singer, songwriter
Extroadinaire

Appearing on
Friday nights

8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Come listen to all
the old familiar songs
you know and love!

The Rack at the
Westfield Promenade

In the Promenade Mall
next to the theatres
6100 Topanga Canyon
Woodland Hills
818-348-1524

TRUTH LIES
IN MAGIC

an amazing spectacle of
magic, mystery, humor
and fun. It questions where
truth ends and lies begin
and proves that without one
the other wouldn’t exist

Saturday, Feb 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

The NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood
WEBSITE

 STOP KISS

A love story that
ends very differently
than anticipated

Feb 25 -28 @ 8:00 pm
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $10.00

Black Box Studio Theatre
Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks
805-493-3415

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

February 27 – March 7

Frid & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm

A happily married couple
discover their friends are
not as happy as they thought
and they begin to wonder
how sound their own
relationship can be
in this Pulitzer
Prize-winning play

Tickets $10.00
BUY TICKETS HERE

Theatre Tribe
5267 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

CATCH ME
IF YOU CAN

Play is based on the
movie of the same name
inspired by the true life
of a famous con man

Feb 28 – April 5

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

Seniors 60+ – $22.00

Call 805-583-7900
for tickets

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

THE OTHER PLACE

The elusive truth about
family and relationships

Previews: Feb 14, 15, 18
Runs Feb 20 to April 11

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

and

THE ENGLISH BRIDE

Inspired by the real-life
failed bombing attempt of
an El Al flight in 1986

Previews: Feb 28, March 1, 3
Runs March 5 to April 26

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD OFFER
FOR THE ABOVE 2 SHOWS!

$15 TICKETS TO EACH SHOW!

Go to WEBSITE select
your tickets to

THE OTHER PLACE
and/or THE ENGLISH BRIDE

and enter the code ROADEARLYBIRD
at checkout.

This offer is good for
ANY performance of

THE OTHER PLACE and

THE ENGLISH BRIDE.
But act soon–

offer expires Feb 18!

THE SWING DOLLS:
FROM ABBA TO SWING

An Evening of Comedy
Dance and Music starring
The Swing Dolls

A Salute to America’s
Greatest Music!

With Special Guest Comedy
Juggler Bryson Lang

Saturday, February 21

7:30pm

Tickets $54.00

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

INTO THE WOODS

Sat. February 21 at 7:30pm
Sun. February 22 at 3pm

CSO will be collecting non
perishable food items for
Sova Food Pantry

Tickets $30-40.00
Seniors 10% off
with valid ID

Call 818-517-4102
jbrown@centerstageopera.org
or WEBSITE

The Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park

 

WINTER SHORTS

An evening of original
10 minute comedies

Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm

thru Feb 17

Tickets $10.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-990-2324

HAIRSPRAY

The musical about a
teen who helps to change
racial prejudice through
popular dance

thru February 18

call for the various
dates and times

Seniors 60+ $20.00

Simi Valley Cultural
Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley
805-583-7900

THE ONES

The world premiere
of original one
act plays

thru February 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.00

818-685-9907

The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

JIM MacGEORGE

A one-man show by
the voice actor
and comedian

thru Feb 22

Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
Sundays@ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood
818-763-5990

THE WHIPPING MAN

In the aftermath of the
Civil War, a Confederate
captain and his two
former slaves are drawn
back to the ruins of their
once grand estate

thru March 1

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid
@ 8:00 pm
Saturdays @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets begin at $30.00

Discount Code Save
20%* Off Tickets
Use Code: BRIT20

626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena

A CARLIN HOME
COMPANION,
GROWING UP
WITH GEORGE

Thru March 1

Kelly Carlin, the only
child of iconoclastic
comedian George Carlin,
deftly weaves her
amusing yet poignant
family stories with
classic video footage
of her father’s career
and family memorabilia.

Call for times
and ticket pricing
818-955-8101

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank

THE RED VELVET
CAKE WARS

A comedy about a
Texan family reunion

thru March 1

Call for various
times and  dates

Seniors $15.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street
Newhall
661-799-2702

KARMA,
THE AWAKENING

Word premiere musical
about the convergence
of science and spirituality

Thru March 1

Call for various
dates and times

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Tickets available at
El Portal Box Office
or  818-508-4200

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

ANNIE

thru March 8

Join them Friday, Feb 6
for the Opening Night
After Party with the cast.

The party is included
with your admission.

Opening Night prices are:

$23 – Seniors (55+)
$21 – Children 12 and under

Regular ticket prices:

$18 – Seniors (55+)
$16 – Children 12 and under

Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Because of the popularity
of the show, they have
added 3 Saturday matinees

Feb 21, 28, & Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

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

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted  from the novel
by Jane Austen

thru March 15

Call for various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
David Schall Theatre at
First Presbyterian Church
Of Hollywood
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

thru March 15

Magic Castle Illusionist
Albie Seiznick’s
superb theatrical
magic show

Call for various
times and dates

310-477-2055

Tickets $34.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

 

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818-610-8560

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Marriage and
Family Therapist
818-344-0299

 

 

 

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Senior Placement
818-359-2125
 

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Have Your Party Here!
818-343-0632

 

 

 

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Senior Real
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818-635-5102

 

 

 

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805-368-6276

 

 

 

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Laurie Mazarella
818-915-1220

 

 
Know It All Tutors
Rafael Healey
818-472-9404

David Goodman
Franchise Expert
818-578-8706

Dr. Gaby Edery
Chiropractor
818-345-4924 or
818-651-3252

Art Classes
Pennie Dobkin
818 788 4696

 

 

 

RGEB
Medicare Specialist
818-444-7722

 

 

 

Vital Scan
Full and Partial
Body Scanning
866-750-0410

 

 

 

Dia Lautenschlager
Legal Shield
206-696-2235

 

 

 

WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN THE FOLLOWING
VARIOUS RESOURCES!

 

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

The Good Life Academy

www.goodlifeacademy.net

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/

IMAGINATION CONNECTION

A mobile arts program

www.imaginationconnection.org

 

TARZANA COMMUNITY

AND CULTURAL CENTER

http://www.mytarzana.org/

 

 

SENIOR CENTERS

SENIOR CENTERS

Joslyn Senior Center

(they have a great

computer lab)

1301 West Olive Ave

Burbank

818-238-5353

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tuttle Senior Center

1731 N Ontario St

Burbank

818-238-5367

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simi Valley Senior Center

3900 Avenida Simi

Simi Valley

805-583-6363

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OneGeneration

818-705-2345

18255 Victory Blvd

Reseda

 

 

 

 

 

Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks

Senior Center

5060 Van Nuys Blvd

Sherman Oaks

818-981-1284

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canoga Park Senior Center       

7326 Jordan Ave.

Canoga Park

818-340-2633

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilkinson Multipurpose

Senior Center

8956 Vanalden Avenue

Northridge

818-701-1001

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agoura Hills Calabasas

Senior Center

29900 Ladyface Court

Agoura Hills

818-597-7366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malibu Senior Center

23825 Stuart Ranch Road

Malibu

310-456-2489 ext. 357

Open Mon – Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goebel Senior Center

1385 E. Janss Rd

Thousand Oaks

805-495-6471

Moorpark Senior Center

799 Moorpark Ave

Moorpark

805-529-6864

 

 

“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!

 

Suddenly65 | 18375 Ventura Blvd #401 | Tarzana | CA | 91356

 

 

Feb 6, 2015

Suddenly65/A Social Resource

 

Suddenly65 Newsletter February 5, 2015

 

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Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week:

Include olive oil in your diet on a daily basis.

And if you use the extra virgin olive oil (evoo)

you will benefit from its higher

levels of antioxidant compounds.

EVOO aids in blood pressure, lowers the bad

cholesterol, promotes a

healthy gall bladder, and contains vitamins

E, A, and K, among many other numerous benefits.

No wonder olive oil has been called “liquid gold”.

 

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This week I received an email from “Bank of America” (and these scammers use all the banks – not just this one) saying “There has been some unauthorized use of your account” – so they would be suspending the use of the account. They wanted me to click on and fill out a “validation form”. THESE ARE BOGUS – NEVER EVER RESPOND TO THESE TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS. You can generally tell from the bad English and misspellings used – but at any rate, THESE ARE SCAMS – DO NOT FALL PREY TO THEM!    READ MORE HERE

important1  If sometimes you find you are not receiving our newsletter (on Thursday mornings), please check your “junk” or “spam” files.  It may have inadvertently ended up in one of those files.

 

Also one of the very first things you will see when you open the newsletter is this

“Having trouble viewing this email? Click here “.  If you will in fact click on that, it will open up the entire newsletter so that everything including all the information on the right hand side, will be visible.  This way the newsletter is much easier to read.

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES
EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM MARC WEISS

Naming a Trust as an IRA Beneficiary

 

If you have or plan to set up a Multi-Generational IRA strategy for your loved ones, Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201430022 reminds us that naming a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA eliminates the opportunity for each beneficiary to stretch Required Minimum Distributions or RMDs over their individual life expectancies as the remaining IRA assets continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis.

READ MORE HERE  ABOUT A MULTI-GENERATIONAL IRA

Call Marc for answers and solutions to your financial questions.

 

To listen to Marc’s very informative video      

CLICK HERE   

 

Marc H. Weiss

Web Site: www.archerweiss.com  

Email: marc@archerweiss.com

License No. 0542576

818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901  

 

A VALENTINE’S  GREETING YOU WON’T FORGET!
This Valentine’s Day, send the greeting your loved one will never forget!  –  a barbershop quartet will sing two love songs anywhere in the San Fernando valley — on Friday or Saturday,  February 13th or 14th.

Only $50 before 4 p.m. Or $60 after 4 p.m.  Or serenade your sweetheart by telephone, only $20.

And don’t miss “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” with the award-winning barbershop chorus the Valley Harmony Singers coming March 7th .  To order a singing valentine or for information and show tickets call 818-994-7464.
SEE  FLYER VALENTINE

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING
AND ARE AFRAID TO ASK  – DON’T BE AFRAID
Questions such as:

* What is an estate plan?
* Do I need an estate plan?
* What if I do not have an estate plan?
* Is my present estate plan up to date?
* Does my Revocable Living Trust need to be reviewed?
* Do an estate plan and applicable documents come into  play only upon death?
* Does an estate plan come into play upon incapacity?
* Do I need a Revocable Living Trust or a Will?

Ask the questions now – Don’t wait!

Free consultation.

R. Susan Tenzer, J.D.
Estate Planning Consultant
(818) 970-8512
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

 

HIKING FOR THE 50+

Rancho Simi Valley Hiking Group

Monday, February 9 at 8:30 am

Hike with friends from the Simi Valley 50+ Hiking  Club.  Hiking boots, hiking poles, sun protection (including sunglasses and a hat), snacks, and adequate drinking water are strongly recommended.

They will hike through Wildwood Park which is a moderate 4.5 mile hike.

For more information contact Stan Kaisman, the hiking co-leader at the Rancho Simi  Recreation and Park District at 805-583-6059 or seniors@rsrpd.us

Moorpark Adult Center Hiking Group

Wednesday, February 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

They will hike the Los Padres & Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks, a moderate 3½ mile loop. About 500′ elevation gain/loss. Walk well maintained trails through a riparian/oak woodland, grasslands and chaparral. This hike offers a nice sampling of trails in the southern portion of the Conejo Valley.  For more information, call 805-517-6261.

WOW

Do you always feel tired even after getting a good, long sleep?  You may just be dehydrated – drink some water right when you wake up.  Look for more WOW tips next week!

MEET DAVID GOODMAN – THE FRANCHISE EXPERT

Contact him today at his Office 818-578-8706
or Cell 856-287-0303

Owning a franchise is the best path to take for you to accomplish your own dreams, not your employer’s …and to do it on your terms!

David Goodman is the #1 franchise consultant in the country.
He has close to 500 franchises in his directory.
His services are completely free and he is National and International.

WATCH HIS VIDEO
Click here for WEBSITE
Click on his franchise directory RIGHT HERE

$1000 bonus to anyone who sends him a referral that becomes a franchisee due to his efforts!!

David  Goodman Can Make It Happen!
Find A Fabulous Franchise…Free!
Call 818-578-8706, 818-287-0303
or email david@franchisebizconsulting.com

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

 

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

First Friday Film Fest at the Studio City Library

Friday, February 6 from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm

Join them for all day film festivals on the first Friday of every month.  They’ll be showing back to back films, shorts, and cartoons for your entertainment.

Call the branch at 818-755-7873 for the titles of the movies.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St in Studio City
818-755-7873

Movies at the Moorpark Adult Center

Friday, February 6 at 12:45 pm

They are showing “The Judge”.  Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.  Genre: Drama Rated: R Time: 141 min.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark
805-517-6261

Movie Matinee in Thousand Oaks

Monday,  February  9 at 1:00 pm

They will be screening the movie “Moonstruck” with Cher.

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

Movie Monday at the Moorpark Library

Monday, February 9 at 6:00 pm

They are showing “When Harry Met Sally” (1989, R) starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.  Fall in love all over again with this fresh and funny romantic comedy.

The Moorpark Library
699 Moorpark Rd in Moorpark
805-517-6370

Classic Movies at the Skirball

Tuesday, February 10 at 1:30 pm

Spend a Tuesday afternoon watching a movie that perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the war era, from the struggles of returning veterans to American fear of spies and Nazis.
They will be showing “Act of Violence”,  the 1949 movie with Robert Ryan, Janet Leight,  Ricardo Montalban, Mary Astor, and Van Heflin.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda in West LA
310/440-4500

A Monthly Classic Film Series at the Granada Hills Library

Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join them for their Monthly Classic Film Series hosted by Cliff O’Connell, adjunct professor for the Los Angeles Community College District.  Cliff has a wide range of experience in the film arts community, and will have unique insights on the classic films screened. This month he will be screening the Bogart classic “Key Largo”.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Ave in Granada Hills
818-368-5687

Cinema at the North Hollywood Library

Thursday, February 12 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a screening of the 1961 feature, “Raisin in the Sun,” with Sydney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, & Ruby Dee.
North Hollywood Branch of LAPL
5211 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood
818/766-7185

Movies at the Moorpark Adult Center

Friday, February 13 at 2:00 pm

They will be showing “Lucy”.   A woman, accidentally caught in a dark drug deal, turns the tables on her captors when drugs inside her change her, giving her superhuman strength, reflexes and intelligence. As she battles criminal gangs, she is transformed into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark
805-517-6261

 

TALKING TO COMPUTERS

Wednesday, February 11 from 4:00-5:30 pm

Apple’s Siri started a trend of talking to computers as one would talk to a personal assistant, followed by Google with an expansion of its search function to allow voice interaction, Microsoft with its Cortana voice assistant, and Samsung with its S-Voice personal assistant on its smartphones. The assistants can help you with phone functions, answer general questions, and more. This session will discuss what you can do now with a personal assistant app, how this natural-language interaction is achieved, and what to expect as the trend evolves.

Presenter is William Meisel and the fee is $5.00.
Please RSVP to 818-880-6461

 

Location: Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library

 

 

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 in Encino
818-986-2034 (appointments)

818-398-3378 (cell)

 

OPERA LOVERS – PLEASE TAKE NOTE!

 

Opera at USC

Friday, February 6 at 7 pm

The singing actors of the USC Thornton Opera program present a wide-ranging selection of excerpts from grand opera to operetta.

Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC

213/740-2584

 ”The Ghosts of Versailles” in Woodland Hills

Tuesday, February 10 at 6:45 pm

Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching, “The Ghosts of Versailles” turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.

The series is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Opera and the Library with the goal of sharing opera with the community.  The talks are timed with the operas being produced by the Los Angeles Opera during the 2014-2015 season.  Admission is free.  No reservations are required.  For further information call (818) 340-9386.

the Los Angeles Public Library, Platt Branch

23600 Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills

 

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!
SAGE SOCIETY SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE

SAGE which is an acronym for STUDY * ACTIVITY * GROWTH * ENRICHMENT has their spring classes available on their website right now.  Please  take a look at these interesting classes and sign up for some.  WEBSITE

 

 

HOW TO STOP WORRYING SO MUCH
There’s a lot going on in the world and daily life to create anxiety, but if you find yourself worrying all the time, try these strategies to calm things down.

 

PLAY BUNCO WITH THE CHATSWORTH FUN-RAISERS!

Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm

$10 donation. You don’t need to know how to play…just roll the dice & bring your spirit of fun! Door prizes. Food & drinks available for purchase. Dinner is at 6:30, followed by Bunco at 7:15.

Call Annie to reserve your seats: 818-882-6437. Pay at the door. SanSai Japanese Grill, 9243 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth. Free parking.

DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER?

HAVING FRIENDS OVER FOR LUNCH – WHAT TO MAKE?

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD?

Well, help is on the way. Our friend Susie Jacobson, a health and nutrition expert, has graciously offered to share her simple, easy to make, very healthy recipes with us.

Today we present “Quick Broiled Chicken Breast with Honey-Mustard Sauce” and we hope you will enjoy it….. hopefully with family or friends!

CLICK HERE  FOR SUSIE’S QUICK BROILED CHICKEN BREAST WITH HONEY-MUSTARD SAUCE.

Look for another interesting easy and delicious recipe next week!

Susie Jacobson, Your Health Coach

818.261.9587

sueraej@yahoo.com

www.susierjacobson.com

FOUR CHAPLAINS BRUNCH

Sunday Feb. 8 at 1:00 pm

Please join the Legionnaires of Post 826 and four Chaplains from our community as they retell the incredible story of the heroism and sacrifice of the four Chaplains of the torpedoed USAT Dorchester, February 3, 1943 during World War II.

In a world where differences have all too often created conflict and separated the brotherhood of man, the Four Chaplains had a special kind of unity, and in that unity they found strength. Despite the differences of their faiths, they became even stronger “brothers” for they had two characteristics in common that overshadowed everything else: Their devotion and caring for their fellow man and because They All Four Shared the Same God. Come and hear, and be moved by their story

The full Brunch for only $10.00. Ceremony Starts @ 2:30pm. Further information call Bucky 818-692-0701     WEBSITE

American Legion

5320 Fallbrook Ave in Woodland Hills

(Free Parking in rear of building off alley)

PLANNING FOR YOUR GRANDCHILD’S FUTURE

When you want the best for your grandchild’s future then Know It All Tutors is the right place for you.

Whether students need help with increasing their scores on the SAT, ACT, or even if they just need to pass a class, Know It All makes sure that they reach their educational goals.

Invest in your grandchild’s education to insure independence and success.

Know It All Tutoring service works one to one with students ranging from 4th grade through High School and beyond. They have a special 20 hours Success Program that can help your grandchild learn more, do better on their next big test, and feel more confident in school over all.

Every Friday during the month of February is free  for tutoring with a Know It All tutor!

This is really exciting news. Know It All Tutors, located in Westlake Village, has decided to make February a free month!  All that they ask is that participants plan ahead and let them know in advance if they wish to sign up with a Know It All for their Free Fridays February sessions.

All complimentary sessions are at their office in Westlake Village and are limited to a 1.5 hour session on Friday.

Feel free to pass on the fun and exciting news to your friends and family.


Call them today at 818-472-9404 to schedule a Know It All

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS:

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center

5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks

Call 818-981-1284 or sign up at the front desk

West Valley Library

Tuesday, February 10 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Wednesday, February 11om 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Please call the library at 818-345-9806 for further details.

West Valley Regional

19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Libraries

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays

In cooperation with the IRS, trained and certified CSVP volunteers will provide FREE income tax preparation for persons either:

Seniors 60 years of age or older (any income level)   or

Persons with an income of $50,000 or less, regardless of age

No appointments will be taken – first come, first served at:

Newbury Park Library               Conejo Creek S. Comm Room

2331 Borchard Road                 1350 E Janss Road

Newbury Park                          Thousand Oaks

Wednesdays 9:00 to 2:00 pm    Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 – 4:00

Moorpark Adult Center

Wednesday’s (by appt.)

To schedule an appointment, please call 517-6261. Please note that appointments will not be taken off of voicemail.

Moorpark Senior Center

799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

         

PHOTO WALK AT KING GILLETTE RANCH

Saturday, February 7 at 3:00 pm

Capture A Nature Moment: Learn the tricks of the trade from a nature photographer pro on an easy walk.

King Gillette Ranch, Mulholland off Las Virgenes, Calabasas

310/858-7272

 

A FREE INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Starting Saturday, February 14 at 8:30 am

This event is sponsored by Sierra Pacific Flyfishers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corp in SFV.

Each year their foundation presents expert instruction on this fun sport.

Classes are February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7 and all begin at 8:30 am.   Enroll now and you’ll receive a package of 6 flies at the first class.

For more information call Steve Ebersold at 818-439-0556 or education@spff.org or see  WEBSITE

El Camino Charter High School

5440 Valley Circle in Woodland Hills

IMAGINE RITA HAYWORTH DANCING

TO ‘STAYIN ALIVE’ BY THE BEEGEES

Watch this amazing energetic video of all those wonderful old entertaining movies with Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire and more dancing to the great music of the BeeGees!   CLICK HERE

DO YOU HAVE A YARN STASH YOU’RE NOT USING?

WANT IT TO BE USED FOR A GOOD CAUSE?

Pay it forward — Nancy is a good friend of mine who will crochet teeny blankets for preemie babies to donate to the hospital NICU of your choice.

It sure brings satisfaction to support others. And cleaning out the back of that closet or chest of drawers is a positive thing, too!

Email msmarm@roadrunner.com

818-782-2311

DANIELLE NIEVES IS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST  

(SRES)

She specializes in senior residential real estate representing sellers and buyers.

 

Danielle Nieves, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge, 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.

Why work with a senior real estate specialist? She can offer you choices and alternative solutions to your move and has a network of help for the 50+ market.

CLICK HERE FOR HER LIST OF HELPFUL  RESOURCES.

If you have any questions about any of these needs, please feel free to contact her. She is here for your Senior needs and would be happy to help you! She covers the entire San Fernando Valley as well as the Santa Clarita Valley.

For two of her great letters of recommendation  CLICK HERE

Danielle Nieves Realtor, SRES & HAFA Certified

CalBRE#01821674

Keller Williams Realty

Cell: 818-635-5102

www.homesbydani.com

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.

They meet at noon every Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church

18120 Saticoy St in Reseda.

818-344-7135

FIFTYSOMETHING DIET: 4 TIPS TO HELP YOU AGE WELL

How you can fine-tune your eating habits to live longer and healthier.    READ MORE HERE

 
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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

Ukulele Strummers & Singers

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

Bring your ukulele or other instrument to play some music with Bob Hanson & friends.
Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Contemporary Music and Dancing from
the 1930′s thru the 1960′s

Sunday, February 8 from 1:00 until 4:30 pm

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

3900 Avenida Simi (Senior Center) in Simi Valley
805-527-5905 or 805-523-1092

Latin Jazz Sunday at the Autry

Sunday, February 8 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy music and dancing with Cal State L.A.’s award-winning Afro Latin Ensemble.

The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles
323-667-2000

A Piano Recital by Jeffrey Jacob

Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 pm

Jacob specializes in the music of George Crumb and will present his most ambitious  piece “Makrokosimos, Vol 11-12 Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac for Amplified Piano”.
This concert is free.

Overton Hall at Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks
805-493-3306

The Guitar Merchant, features bands and
a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm

Hosted by East Coast Al.  Cover charges vary.   Call 818-884-5905 for more information.

The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park

Jazz at Casey’s Tavern

Thursdays from 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 pm
Sundays from 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy these fine jazz groups.  Casey’s presents:
Thursdays – the Blue Lagoon Jazz Band
Saturdays – Evie and All That Jazz
Sundays – Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park
818-992-9362

The Jazzland Big Band at Sherman Oaks

Every Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 pm

Come listen and enjoy music in the Glenn Miller style.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys
818-981-1284
 

7 SURPRISING THINGS THAT AFFECT YOUR BALANCE

Vision, hearing and medications can all play a part in how steady you are.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST?

Do you often see others as having the joy, laughter, companionship and meaning in their life that you’ve always wanted?  You deserve to have a balanced, healthy and joyful life too.

Sherry Warschaw, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide you in a new direction so that you no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges you’re facing.   She will help you better understand your actions and reactions to people and situations so that you gain strength, confidence and self-worth that will give your life new meaning and purpose.

Sherry is a warm and caring person who uses over 2 decades of professional experience and a lifetime of personal and humbling growth to help you clarify and reach your full potential.

FREE CONSULTATION

20% discount on first 3 sessions for Suddenly65 readers

Call Sherry at 818-344-0299 – visit her  WEBSITE
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DE-CLUTTER 101

Thursday, February 12 from 1:00 until 2:30 pm

Is your home filled with clutter that just won’t go away? Or maybe you have just gotten used to the site of it? With this class you will learn various fun and easy techniques to get rid of that clutter!  Turn your chaos into a neat and organized expression of the person you are inside. By de-cluttering you will relieve stress and tension which can help your overall well-being. You will learn why we become attached to objects, how to identify de-clutter goals, where to start, and techniques to stay ‘clutter free’!

Presenter: Dr. Regina F. Lark, Ph.D. and the course  fee is $2.00.  Please RSVP to 818-880-6461

Location: Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library

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VALENTINE’S DAY TEA TIME

Thursday, February 12, 10:30am-12:00pm

Ladies and Gentleman 50+ are invited to celebrate a “Valentine’s Day” themed tea party.  Special guest speaker, Jill Stoliker, will be presenting the artistry & historical timeline of the Valentine.  Participants will enjoy various tea samplings, tiny tea sandwiches, and fabulous company! Wear your Tea Party Best!

Register at the Goebel Front Desk, $5/person.
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

 

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

READ MORE HERE

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NOW THAT’S MAGIC!

Wednesday, March 18 from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm

A fun day filled with magicians who are active members of the Magic Castle in Hollywood as well as new up and comers.  There will be comedy magic, illusions, and levitation.

Cost of the trip is $67.00 and includes a lunch with lemon broiled chicken.  A full bar is available at an additional cost.  Must RSVP by February 16.

ONEgeneration Travel Office
Weekdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda
818-708-6604

 

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 seniors who hike, dance and play tennis and really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:15 pm First time drop in rate is only $9. Class cards available

Laurie Mazzarella
Certified Yoga Teacher & Change Your Life Through Rhythm Facilitator
Specializing in Gentle, Restorative Yoga

 818-915-1220
Visit  her WEBSITE

MAH JONGG ANYONE!

Looking for a 5th for Thursday afternoons from 12:30 till 4:45 pm.  They play in Encino.  Just bring your $5 and expect to enjoy the day, you can’t get rich but you won’t loose your shirt either. Please contact Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

Couple’s Mah Jongg
They are a young 65 plus couple living in Encino looking for other young minded 65 plus couples to play Mah Jongg with.

Please call if you’re interested!  Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

 

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BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR THE ONEgeneration SENIOR CENTER

Friday, February 13 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join your friends for this fun fund raiser for ONEgeneration.  5 games will be played with first four games having a winner  prize of $50.00.  The last game  will be a “Super Bingo” with the  prize valued at over $200.00!

Additional  prizes to be won during the day.  Cost is $10 – 20.00 depending on amount  of cards.    SEE FLYER HERE

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

ATTENTION ALL FASHION FORWARD SENIORS!!!!

June & Company Salon offers special pricing for seniors on Wednesdays.

Most services are 50% off their regular price!  Please call for more info. And to make an appointment : 818-887-6290
or visit their website – www.junenco.com

 

June & Company
20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills (In the French Quarter)

Parking lot available in back of salon with validation $1/hr

THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCING
Dancing offers much more than just an enjoyable social pasttime.     READ MORE HERE
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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!

Square Dancing in La Crescenta with the Sets in Steps

Friday, February 6 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 is Paul Waters.

The Women’s Club
4004 La Crescenta Ave in Montrose
818-957-9806

Friday Night Dance at the Granada Pavilion

Friday, February 6 from 8:00  – 11:30 pm

Michael Donovan will be their Dance Instructor for the evening and he will be teaching a Rumba Lesson. There is a Complimentary Dance Lesson at 8 pm with general dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dance Mixers and Door Prizes -

Dance Mixers and Door Prizes – Complimentary beverages and snacks.  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

Thousand Oaks Dance Club

Saturday, February 7 from  6:30-10:00pm

Live Big Band music for singles & couples of all ages.  This time dance to the music of The Unforgettables Band (Sweetheart Dance).

$7 admission which includes dance instruction: 6:30-7:15pm. Free admission for male dancing host, call (805) 583-3979.

Goebel Adult Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Square Dancing At Wilkinson in Northridge

Saturday, February 7 from 7:30 (pre-rounds) and squares from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Farmers and Charmers group – both singles and couples welcome.   The caller will be Pat Carnathan and the theme will the “The Academy Awards”.

Call 818-344-0305 for more information or see WEBSITE

Wilkinson Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

Basic and Intermediate Salsa Dancing in Simi Valley

Ongoing Thursdays either 6:30 or 7:30

$60.00 for 6 classes.
For more information or to register call 805-208-8515

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Center
5005-C Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Cloggers

Ongoing Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:00 pm

Beginning, easy, and intermediate levels taught in three 45 minute sessions.  $6.00  per evening.  For more information 805-469-7909

Houghton Park, Bldg 4333
Township Ave in Simi Valley

Line Dancing in Moorpark

Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark
805-529-6864

Square Dancing in Glendale

Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 PM

Bachelors n Bachelorettes…..singles and couples welcome
Carpool from San Fernando Valley
Dance and refreshments-$7.
For more information call 818-787-4188

Folk Dancing in Canoga Park

Fridays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

West Valley Folk Dancers offer international folk dances.  Both singles and couples are welcome.  Soft shoes recommended.

Cost is $4.00 per person for members and $5.00 per person for non-members.
More info @ 818-348-6133
(Peggy Bertrand   mab30@sbcglobal.net )

the Senior Center
7326 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park

Ballroom Dancing in Northridge

Every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join your friends for dancing to a live band.  Have fun and exercise at the same time.
$2.00 donation

Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge
818-756-7741

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.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

Mike’s Country Line Dancing in Reseda

Tuesdays (intermediate) from 4:00 until 5:00 pm
Thursdays (beginners) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm

You Know You’ve Always Wanted To Try It!
It improves your range of motion, concentration and memory while dancing to the oldies.  Beginners are $6.00 and intermediate is $6.00

Teacher Mike Bendavid is a California Country and Western Dance Champion.  This kind of exercise has been proven to help with balance and is considered good overall  exercise.

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda
818-705-2345

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

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some wonderful nostailgic music in this fun social atmosphere.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks
805-381-2744

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH ZUMBA® gold
FOR BEGINNERS, OLDER ACTIVE ADULTS AND THOSE
WITH LIMITED MOVEMENT CAPABILITY

Gayellen Davis is a Licensed Zumba® gold Fitness Instructor and loves helping people achieve their personal best.

Friday mornings – 10:00 am to 11:00 am – Tarzana Community Cultural Center – 19130 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana.      or

Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. @ A 5.6.7.8 Dance Company.  7535 Fallbrook Avenue, West Hills.

Cost is $33.00 a month / $8.00 trial class.  And these classes are for the men as well!

The only thing you need to bring is the desire to have fun, some water and a towel (you will work up a sweat).

She also offers home visits upon request.  Start an at home “party” each week with your friends – The hostess/host will receive a ½ hour free one-on-one session.  A single person is $30.00/hr. and a group of 4+ people would be $8.00 a person.

To watch her entertaining video CLICK HERE
For more information please call 805-368-6276

ZUMBA® gold – LET IT MOVE YOU!

Gayellen Davis  WEBSITE

GARDENING AT KING GILLETTE RANCH

Sunday, February 8 at 11 am

Winter Color in Native Gardens: Discover native plants & some from similar climates which provide color in leaf, flower, berries, & seeds.

King Gillette Ranch, Mulholland off Las Virgenes, Calabasas
805/370-2301

DISCOVER YOUR POWER COLOR!

Monday, February 9 from 1:30 until 3:00 pm

This class is an upbeat and interactive presentation of delightful revelations! A guided watercolor technique guarantees to reveal a more fabulous you! Learn how to apply this contemporary color information directly to your interior design and your life. This class is a required prerequisite to Andrew’s “Discover Your Power Pattern, Shape or Form”

Presenter: Andrew Graham, practicing Interior Designer since 1988.  Cost of the class is $15.00 and  RSVP required – call 818-880-6461

Location: De Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas

THE ENCORE PROGRAM AT PIERCE COLLEGE

February 9 – May 29

The Encore program at Pierce College which is tailored for boomers and seniors has their new Spring schedule available.
SEE CATALOG HERE

 

FEBRUARY ANNUAL SALES

Valentine candy marked down drastically after the 14th. Most dramatic sale on specially designed Valentine’s Day boxes and candies.

Major sales event: Watch for various Presidents Day sales; electronics are often discounted along with other major purchases.

Typical annual sales: As well as store sales, look for close-outs from big catalogue companies such as L.L.Bean and Land’s End.

Major purchases typically on sale: Air conditioners, audiovisual equipment, computers, exercise equipment, furniture, mattresses, used cars. Look for sales around President’s Day.

Beware: Jewelry stores often promote big sales around Valentine’s Day, but the savings are often not much more than the regular price. Don’t be fooled.

Fruits and vegetables: avocados, broccoli, cabbage, celery, endive, grapefruit, oranges, rutabagas. With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are really fresh. Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better and that money may be going to local farmers.

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES – EVEN  F SCOTT FITZGERALD AND COMPUTER CLASSES – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY -
HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Agoura Hills Library

Saturday, February 7 from 2:00 until 3:30 pm

Actor/writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who wrote “The Great Gatsby”, and from his troubled relationship with wife Zelda  to his later romance with Hollywood  gossip.

The Agoura Hills Library
29901 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills

818-889-2278

Annual Book Festival at the Simi Valley Public Library:
See What’s Cookin’ at the Library

Saturday, February 7 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s theme is “See What’s Cookin’ at the Library.”  This highly anticipated event has expanded from three hours to six and will feature presentations by three local authors for children, teens and adults, as well as activities and crafts from community partners, and delicious treats from popular food trucks.

For a complete schedule of all the day’s activities, visit the Library’s  WEBSITE

Simi Valley Public Library
2969 Tapo Canyon in Simi Valley
805-526-1735
Dahn Yoga at the Granada Hills Library

Monday, February 9 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm

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

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

The Page Turners Book Club at Encino Tarzana Library

Monday, February 9 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm

February’s book for discussion is “Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

 

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818-343-1983

Computer Basics at the Sunland Tujunga Library

Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 am

One-on-one computer tutoring by appointment only.

Topics may include the following:
Learn computer basics.
Set up an email account.
Learn how to use social media like Facebook.

Learn how to download e-media (bring your own device to download media).

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes. 10:00 am and 10:30 am slots are available. Call 818-352-4481 or visit reference desk to reserve your slot. Limit: one session per month; six sessions max.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

The Second Thursday Book Club at the Calabasas Library

Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 pm

Are you an adult interested in joining a book club?  This month’s book discussion will be on “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin   Tea will be served.  Membership into the club is free,  however a library card is required to participate.

Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

818-225-7616

Feel Good Yoga with Nicole Elise at Encino Tarzana Library

Wednesday, February 11 at 11:30 am

Join this fun and relaxing class. Please bring a yoga mat. Recommended items:  strap, block, towel and a bottle of water.

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818- 343-1983

Internet Basics at the West Valley Regional

Wednesday, February 11 at 12:30 pm

Learn how to do research on the Internet every Wednesday in January. Become a confident navigator through cyberspace, learn effective search strategies and master the Internet through this fun and informative class. Beginners are welcome!  Sign up at the reference desk. Space is limited.

West Valley Regional
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

 818-345-9806

A History Book Discussion Group in Thousand Oaks

Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm

Hosted by the Friends of the Library this group meets every second Thursday of the month to discuss a different historical book. For more information contact Jack Heller at 805-341-7585.

Goebel Adult Community Center

1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

CLU Lecture Series:  The 1960s in Thousand Oaks

Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm

1960s Lecture Series at Thousand Oaks Library .  Come explore the decade with faculty from California Lutheran University at a special lecture series.

“The Neglected Pacific Theater of the First World War” by Rainer F. Buschmann, Ph.D. The global dimension of the First World War even reached the Pacific. The German colonial presence resulted in conflicts with Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.  At the same time, soldiers from the Pacific region were deployed at war theaters overseas.

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

 

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING

PLACES TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS!

Pan for Gold at the Autry!

Saturday & Sunday, February 7 and 8 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

America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm

They offer over 100 animals, shows, demonstrations, and animal encounters throughout the day.  This 5 acre zoo housing nearly 200 exotic animals is part of the college’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program.  This interesting collection has included all sorts of animals, like alligators, geckos, elephants, emus, tigers, camels, snakes, ocelots and more.

Seniors and children are $6.00 (children under 2 are free)  Call 805-378-1441 for special  events.

Moorpark College
7075 Campus  Road in Moorpark

Jim Henson’s Live Dinosaur Train in Northridge

Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Join Buddy and friends in this fun-filled trip back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth… and rode in trains!   Through interactivity, music and laughter Dinosaur Train Live will have kids up and dancing in the aisles.

Tickets are from $15 – 25.00 depending on seating

Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff  Street in Northridge
818-677-3000

Disney Aladdin, Jr

Through February 15

Presented by the Young Artists Ensemble.
Seniors and children – $16.00

Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks
805-381-1246

Family Activities at The Autry

Free Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00 am

Every second Tuesday of the month is free.  For more information call: 323-667-2000

The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles

Cinderella, The Panto!

Saturdays and Sundays in February

A family friendly performance on the Cinderella story.

Performances on Saturdays:  February 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 2 pm  Sundays: February 8, 22 at 6 pm

Tickets range from $15 – 17.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street in Newhall
661-799-2702

Teaching your Grandchildren about Knitting
at The Kids Club in Tarzana

Every Saturday 11am-12pm

Educators believe that knitting and crochet perfects fine motor skills, improves memory by working both sides of the brain and gives them a sense of accomplishment. So bring your kids and grand kids to Zoe’s to join her club. Ages 7 and up all levels. Please reserve a spot ahead of time.  Cost is $25.00

Zoe’s Knit Studio
18596 Ventura Boulevard
In Tarzana
818-881-9637

Whale Watching Season is Here

Now through April

For a complete list of excursions, call Island Packers at 805-642-1393 or Channel Island Sportfishing Center at 805-382-1612.

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables at Underwood Farms

Daily from 9:00 am

Visit a working and also enjoy the farm animal center which offers pony rides and an animal show.

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

Little Red Riding Hood

Saturdays at 1:00 pm through March

A musical fairy tale for children and their families.   Tickets $12.00 adults and $10.00 for children

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd, West in Los Angeles
818-761-2203
 

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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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ANNIE

February 6 – March 8

Join them Friday, Feb 6
for the Opening Night
after party with the cast.

The party is included
with your admission.

Opening Night prices are:
$23 – Seniors (55+)
$21 – Children 12 and under

Regular ticket prices:
$18 – Seniors (55+)
$16 – Children 12 and under

Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Because of the popularity
of the show, they have
added 3 Saturday matinees

Feb 21, 28, & Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street
Moorpark

805-529-8700

COMEDY AT
THE SKIRBALL

UnCabaret:
Bleeding Hearts

Beth Lapides and her
fellow UnCabaret
comedians return for a
night of stand-up about
you guessed it-love.

Friday, February 6

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $15.00

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda

West LA

310-440-4500  

 

THE ONES

The world premiere
of original one
act plays

February 6 – 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.00

818-685-9907

The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted  from the novel
by Jane Austen

Feb 6 – March 15

Call for various times

Seniors $25.00

Actors Co-op
David Schall Theatre at
First Presbyterian Church
Of Hollywood
1760 N. Gower St
Hollywood
323-462-8460

THE HILARIOUS CONEJO
IMPROV PLAYERS

Sat, Feb 7 at 7:30 and 10 pm
Sun, Feb 8 at 7:30 pm

The Conejo Improv Players
presents a hilarious night
of improvisational comedy
featuring skits, scenes, and
music — made up entirely
on the spot from
audience suggestions.

Enjoy an
evening of interactive
comedy that blends the
comedic styling’s of
Whose Line is it Anyway?
and Saturday Night Live

Tickets call 805-495-3715

Conejo Players Theatre
35 S. Moorpark Drive
Thousand Oaks

GIVING UP IS
HARD TO DO

A One-Woman show
about a widow
who begins dating

Saturday, Feb 7

7:00 pm

Tickets $20 in advance
$25 at the door

Emerson Unitarian
Universalist Church
7304 Jordan Ave
Canoga Park

JIM MacGEORGE

A one-man show by
the voice actor
and comedian

Feb 7 – Feb 22

Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
Sundays@ 2:00 pm

Tickets $20.00

Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood
818-763-5990

STOMP

A combination of
percussion, movement,
and visual comedy

Feb 11 and 12

7:30 pm

Tickets $45 – 80.00

800-745-3000

Fred Kavli Theatre
T.O. Civic Arts Plaza
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks

KARMA,
THE AWAKENING

Word premiere musical
about the convergence
of science
and spirituality

Thru March 1

Call for various
dates and times

Tickets $25 – 30.00

Tickets available at
El Portal Box Office
or  818-508-4200

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

 

THE CORBIN BOWL
AND THE SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the “Bowl”
in the “Corbin Lounge ”

starring

The SFVSO Jazz Band

Who Perform standards
from the Great
American Songbook

Featuring

Jimi Dee/ guitar
Ron Singer, saxophone/flute
Adrian Miller, trumpet/flugelhorn
Larry Muradian/ bass
Chuck Burkinshaw/drums

Wed, February 11

7:30 pm

Free Admission
One Drink Minimum

Lounge at the Corbin Bowl
19616 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana

 

GARY BALLEN

Singer, songwriter
Extroadinaire

Appearing on
Friday nights

8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Come listen to all
the old familiar songs
you know and love!

The Rack at the
Westfield Promenade

In the Promenade Mall
next to the theatres
6100 Topanga Canyon
Woodland Hills
818-348-1524

A NIGHT OF

LOVE STORIES

Three one-act plays

that talk about the

perils of dating

and relationships

Feb 13 – 22

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 7:00 pm

Call for ticket prices

323-841-1611

The Sherry Theater

11052 Magnolia Blvd

North Hollywood

THE 39 STEPS

A comedic thriller

adaptation of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic film

A fast-paced whodunit

for anyone who loves
the magic of theatre!

Feb 13 – thru March 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:30 pm
(A Thursday performance
March 5 @ 8:00 pm)

Seniors (62+) $26.00

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

THE HEART OF A
GYPSY TROUBADOUR

Opening
Frid & Sat, Feb 13 & 14

Thursdays evenings
March 5 thru April 9

All shows 8:00 pm

Performer Richard Byford
the singer and songwriter
has distilled his many
adventures across Europe
and America, his battle
with cancer, and the
motley crew of characters
he has experienced over
the years into a solo
performance like no other

Tickets $20.
818-687-8559

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
OF MUSIC TO
WARM YOUR HEART

with The Malibu Coast
String Quarter

Sunday, Feb 15

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Wine party
at intermission

Regular seating $30.00
Reserved seating $40.00

RSVP recommended
818-705-1286

Tarzana Community
And Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana
(free parking on
Ventura Blvd)

SEE FLYER HERE
 

STOP KISS

A love story that
ends very differently
than anticipated

Feb 25 -28 @ 8:00 pm
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $10.00

Black Box Studio Theatre
Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks
805-493-3415

CATCH ME
IF YOU CAN

Play is based on the
movie of the same name
inspired by the true life
of a famous con man

Feb 28 – April 5

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

Seniors 60+ – $22.00

Call 805-583-7900
for tickets

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley

 

THE OTHER PLACE

The elusive truth about

family and relationships

Previews: Feb 14, 15, 18

Runs Feb 20 to April 11

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia

10747 Magnolia Blvd

North Hollywood

818- 761-8838

and

THE ENGLISH BRIDE

Inspired by the real-life

failed bombing attempt of

an El Al flight in 1986

Previews: Feb 28, March 1, 3
Runs March 5 to April 26

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD OFFER
FOR THE ABOVE 2 SHOWS!

$15 TICKETS TO EACH SHOW!

Go to www.roadtheatre.org
select
your tickets to
THE OTHER PLACE
and/or THE ENGLISH BRIDE
and enter the code ROADEARLYBIRD
at checkout.

This offer is good for
ANY performance of
THE OTHER PLACE and
THE ENGLISH BRIDE.
But act soon– offer
expires Feb 18!

THE SWING DOLLS
FROM ABBA TO SWING

An Evening of Comedy,
Dance and Music starring
The Swing Dolls
With Special Guest Comedy Juggler Bryson Lang

Saturday,. Feb. 21

7:30pm

A Salute to America’s
Greatest Music!

Back by popular demand
This dynamic female vocal trio captivates and entertains with
stunning close harmonies, dazzling costumes and stylish
choreography!

Tickets $54.00

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

The Scherr Forum Theater

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd

Thousand Oaks

805-449-2787

INTO THE WOODS

Sat. February 21 at 7:30pm
Sun. February 22 at 3pm

CSO will be collecting non
perishable food items for
Sova Food Pantry

Tickets $30-40.00
Seniors 10% off
with valid ID

Call 818-517-4102
jbrown@centerstageopera.org
or WEBSITE

The Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park

 

GERONIMO,
LIFE ON THE
RESERVATION

A story about the
last 23 years of
Geronimo’s life as
a prisoner of war.

Saturday, Feb 7

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.50-25.00

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

LEND ME
A TENOR

“One of the funniest
comedies written in
the last 20 years”

Thru February 7

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

Seniors (62+) $23.00

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange st
Glendale
818-360-8750

TIME STANDS STILL

thru Feb 8

A Brooklyn set drama
about a  relationship

2:00 pm

Tickets $30-35.00
(714-791-8417)

Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood

COMPANY

The musical about the
nature of love, marriage
and  relationships

thru February 8

Thursdays @ 7:30 pm
Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @2:00 pm

Tickets $50 – $67.35

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

WINTER SHORTS

An evening of original
10 minute comedies

Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm

thru Feb 17

Tickets $10.00

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818-990-2324

HAIRSPRAY

The musical about a
teen who helps to change
racial prejudice through
popular dance

thru February 18

call for the  various
dates and times

Seniors 60+ $20.00

Simi Valley Cultural
Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley
805-583-7900

THE WHIPPING MAN

In the aftermath of the
Civil War, a Confederate
captain and his two
former slaves are drawn
back to the ruins of their
once grand estate

thru March 1

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid
@ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets begin at $30.00

Discount Code Save
20%* Off Tickets
Use Code: BRIT20

626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena

A CARLIN HOME
COMPANION,
GROWING UP
WITH GEORGE

Thru  March 1

Kelly Carlin, the only
child of iconoclastic
comedian George Carlin,
deftly weaves her
amusing yet poignant
family stories with
classic video footage
of her father’s career
and family memorabilia.

Call for times
and ticket pricing
818-955-8101

The Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive
Burbank

THE RED VELVET
CAKE WARS

A comedy about a
Texan family reunion

thru March 1

Call for various
times and  dates

Seniors $15.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street
Newhall
661-799-2702

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

thru March 15

Magic Castle Illusionist
Albie Seiznick’s
superb theatrical
magic show

Call for various
times and dates

310-477-2055

Tickets $34.00

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

 

THANK YOU FOR

SUPPORTING OUR  

SPONSORS –  

THEY MAKE 

 IT POSSIBLE

TO BRING YOU

THESE GREAT 

SOCIAL RESOURCES!

 

 

Archer Weiss

Financial Planning

818-610-8560

Sherry Warschaw

Marriage and

Family Therapist

818-344-0299

Senior Resources

Senior Placement

   818-359-2125

Good Life Academy

Have Your Party Here!

818-343-0632

Danielle Nieves

Senior Real

Estate Specialist

818-635-5102

Gayellen Davis

Zumba Gold

805-368-6276

Yoga by Laurie

Laurie Mazarella

818-915-1220

Know It All Tutors

Rafael Healey

818-472-9404

David Goodman
Franchise Expert
818-578-8706

 

Dr. Gaby Edery

Chiropractor

818-345-4924 or

818-651-3252

Art Classes

Pennie Dobkin

818 788 4696

RGEB

Medicare Specialist

818-444-7722

Vital Scan

Full and Partial

Body Scanning

866-750-0410

Dia Lautenschlager

Legal Shield

206-696-2235

WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN THE FOLLOWING
VARIOUS RESOURCES!

 

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

The Good Life Academy

www.goodlifeacademy.net

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/

IMAGINATION CONNECTION

A mobile arts program

www.imaginationconnection.org

 

TARZANA COMMUNITY

AND CULTURAL CENTER

http://www.mytarzana.org/

 

 

 

Joslyn Senior Center

(they have a great

computer lab)

1301 West Olive Ave

Burbank

818-238-5353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuttle Senior Center

1731 N Ontario St

Burbank

818-238-5367

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simi Valley Senior Center

3900 Avenida Simi

Simi Valley

805-583-6363

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

OneGeneration

818-705-2345

18255 Victory Blvd

Reseda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks

Senior Center

5060 Van Nuys Blvd

Sherman Oaks

818-981-1284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Canoga Park Senior Center       

7326 Jordan Ave.

Canoga Park

818-340-2633

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilkinson Multipurpose

Senior Center

8956 Vanalden Avenue

Northridge

818-701-1001

Open Mon through Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agoura Hills Calabasas

Senior Center

29900 Ladyface Court

Agoura Hills

818-597-7366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malibu Senior Center

23825 Stuart Ranch Road

Malibu

310-456-2489 ext. 357

Open Mon – Frid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goebel Senior Center

1385 E. Janss Rd

Thousand Oaks

805-495-6471

Moorpark Senior Center

799 Moorpark Ave

Moorpark

805-529-6864

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL

FARMERS MARKETS WHILE

YOU SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH.

FIND ONE NEAR YOU BELOW:

Canoga Park -

Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm

Owensmouth Avenue

north of Sherman Way

Kaiser Woodland Hills

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northridge Fashion Center

Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m

parking lot at Tampa Ave

Burbank Certified

Farmers Market

Sat, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

N 3rd St and

E Orange Grove Ave

818 847-4774

Calabasas Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Old Town Calabasas

on Calabasas Road

Across the street from

the Sagebrush Cantina

818-591-8161

Canoga Park Farmers Market

Sat from 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm

Owensmouth and Sherman Way

Chatsworth/Porter Ranch

Sat from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Holy Center Lutheran Church

818-447-8191

Encino Certified Farmers Market

Sun 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Victory Blvd at White Oak Ave

818 708-6688

NOHO Farmers Market

Sat 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Bakman Avenue, between

Magnolia Boulevard and

Chandler Blvd

818-314-1312

Studio City Farmers’ Market

Sun 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ventura Place and

Ventura Blvd

818-655-7744

Sylmar Farmers Market

Sat 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Mission College

323-646-4898

Toluca Lake Farmers Market

Sun 9:30 am. to 2:30 pm

4500 N Sancola Ave

818 845- 0754

Woodman Avenue Market

Tues 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Woodman Ave and

Riverside Drive

866-966-9495

 

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Jan 30, 2015

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Suddenly65 Newsletter January 29, 2015

 

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Max’s Healthy Tip of the Week:

If we cannot appeal to people to give up sugar

because of its effects on their health,

maybe we can look at it from

a cosmetic standpoint.

Consider this….too much sugar causes premature wrinkles, gives you an unhealthy pallor, ages your cells causing your skin to be less supple and resilient, and plays havoc with your teeth.

So to look your best and healthiest,

let’s not be so sweet on sugar.

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NOW THAT TAX SEASON IS  HERE
THE SCAMMERS ARE OUT THERE BIG TIME

The IRS warns of phishing tax scams, fake emails
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important1  If sometimes you find you are not receiving our newsletter (on Thursday mornings), please check your “junk” or “spam” files.  It may have inadvertently ended up in one of those files.

 

Also one of the very first things you will see when you open the newsletter is this

“Having trouble viewing this email? Click here “.  If you will in fact click on that, it will open up the entire newsletter so that everything including all the information on the right hand side, will be visible.  This way the newsletter is much easier to read.

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MARC WEISS TALKS ABOUT FINANCES

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM MARC WEISS
Worried About the Stock Market?

Not one Fixed Index Annuity owner has ever lost their principal or profits due to market volatility or insurance company failure. Not one time, not one dime!

* Traditional market investments don’t offer this.
* Banks can’t say this.
* Bondholders can’t say this.
* Money market owners can’t say this.
* Real Estate investors can’t say this.
* Precious metal investors can’t say this.
* Variable annuity investors can’t say this.

To get more informed about Fixed Index Annuities -  CLICK HERE

Call Marc for answers and solutions to your financial questions.

 

To listen to Marc’s very informative video      

CLICK HERE   

 

Marc H. Weiss

Web Site: www.archerweiss.com  

Email: marc@archerweiss.com

License No. 0542576

818-610-8560 or toll free 800-831-2901  

 

    

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CENTENARIAN

This Mediterranean island may hold the secret to longevity
READ MORE HERE

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A TRIP TO PECHANGA CASINO

Thursday, March 12 from 7:45 am until 7:00 pm

Join friends and have a fun casino day at this beautiful Temecula casino with good restaurants.  They have a wide selection of games to play.

$12.00 covers the trip and  current members will  receive $5.00 on their card.  New  members get to spin  the wheel.  You must  present valid ID when signing up and attending the casino.

ONEgeneration Travel Office
Weekdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda
818-708-6604

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 MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
2015 SPEAKER SERIES

Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Museum is pleased to be launching its 2015 Speaker Series with “Conversations with Heroes.”  Members from Wings Over Wendy’s will talk about first-hand experiences of being in WWII and Korea.

This will be a monthly speaker series on the first Saturday each month.  We will let our readers know when additional speaker events are planned.  This is FREE for Museum Members or $10/person for non-members

Museum of the SFV
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
(at Plaza De La Cordillera)
18860 Nordhoff Street, Suite 204 in Northridge
818-347-9665

A FREE INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Starting Saturday, February 14 at 8:30 am

This event is sponsored by Sierra Pacific Flyfishers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corp in SFV.   Each year their foundation presents expert instruction on this fun  sport.

Classes are February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7 and all begin at 8:30 am.   Enroll now and you’ll receive a package of 6 flies at the first class.

For more information call Steve Ebersold at 818-439-0556 or education@spff.org or see website http://www.spff.org/

El Camino Charter High School
5440 Valley Circle in Woodland Hills

 

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 seniors who hike, dance and play tennis and really enjoy her rejuvenating yoga classes to stretch and soften the body as well as the mind.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:15 pm First time drop in rate is only $9. Class cards available

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

BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR THE ONEGENERATION SENIOR CENTER

Friday, February 13 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join your friends for this fun fund raiser for ONEgeneration.  5 games will be played with first four games having a winner  prize of $50.00.  The last game  will be a “Super Bingo” with the  prize valued at over $200.00!

Additional  prizes to be won during the day.  Cost is $10 – 20.00 depending on amount  of cards.     SEE FLYER HERE

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda
818-705-2345
 

5 REASONS TO AVOID VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you
READ MORE HERE

Call The Good Life Academy at 818-343-0632 to see this lovely  serene facility right in the middle of the SFV!

CLASSES IN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

7 Mondays  from Feb 2  to March 30 from 10:00-11:30am

The Alexander Technique helps you solve daily movement situations causing discomfort by transforming stress & tension into ease & lightness. Class activities include xplanations, demonstrations, simple movement-experimentations, and personal guidance to enhance walking, bending, sitting, driving, playing a musical instrument. Bring a mat to lie down on for constructive rest.

There are 7 classes – No Class 2/16 & 2/23.

Instructor: Shula Sendowski, M.AmSAT and the fee for this course is $25.00

For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library
At The Commons in Calabasas

 

BIRD WALK IN THE SEPULVEDA BASIN

Saturday, January 31 at 9 am

Young Birders Group: Learn to identify the birds that flock through the wildlife reserve on a walk with the Audubon Society. Meet at entrance to Wildlife Reserve.

Sepulveda Basin, off Woodley north of Burbank in Encino
818/990-5405

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – MOST ARE FREE

 

AND SOME EVEN OFFER POPCORN!

 

Movies at ONEgeneration

Friday, January 30 at 1:30 pm

They are showing “The Fifth Estate ” with Benedict Cumberbatch.   They are asking for a donation of $2.00.

ONEgeneration

18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

Movie Matinee in Thousand Oaks

Monday, February 2 at 1:00 pm

They will be showing “The Sting” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

The Grant R. Brimhall Library

1401 E Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks

805/449-2660

Movies at the Granada Hills Library

Tuesday, February 3 from 1:30 until 3:00 pm

They will be showing “The Judge” wirh Robert Duvall. In the movie, big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Granada Hills Library

10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

Retro Shorts – 166 MM Rare Films at the Sunland-Tujunga Library

Tuesday, February 3 at 4:00 pm

Come see rare short films from the archive of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Actual 16mm prints will be projected.   For films this month either call the library or go to WEBSITE

Sunland Tujunga Library

7771 Foothill Blvd in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Movie at the Newbury Park Library

Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00 pm

They will be screening “The American President” with Michael Douglas and Annette Benning.

Newbury Park Library

2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park

805-498-2139

A Classic Film at The Skirball

Tuesday, February 3 at 1:30 pm

Spend a Tuesday afternoon watching these movies that perfectly capture the zeitgeist of the war era, from the struggles of returning veterans to American fear of spies and Nazis.

They will show “Confessions of a Nazi Spy” with Edward G Robinson and Paul Lukas.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles

310-440-4500

 

A HEART TO HEART EVENT WITH BOOMER LIFE!

Wednesday, February 4 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A get together with good friends, greet new ones in their Boomer-Life Community where people 55+ find ways to maintain youth, vitality and zest for life!

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”     SEE FLYER HERE

Come join their informal conversation as we talk over all things good for the heart (and soul). Let’s share our ideas for healthy living over tea, coffee and chocolate…dark of course.

Please bring a pair of scissors. They will be using them to help with a special and very heartwarming project. (You’ll find out all about it that day). And because it’ll soon be Valentine’s Day, let’s get in the spirit early by wearing pink or red. For added fun, think of 5 songs that have the word Heart in the title.

Have a special recipe or healthy living tip to share? Bring it along. And…they’d love for you to bring a friend!

Please RSVP by February 1 to 818-203-4455

Judy Friedman’s home in Agoura Hills (address given with RSVP)

6118 Shadycreek Dr. Agoura Hills

CHOKING – FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

About 4,000 Americans die each year from choking, usually the result of food going down “the wrong way”-meaning it doesn’t go down the esophagus as it’s supposed to, but ends up in the trachea (windpipe), thus blocking breathing.    READ MORE HERE

HEADACHES: WHEN TO WORRY

Thursday, February 5 from 9:30 until 11:00 am

Headaches are common. What is a Migraine Headache and how do we prevent them? When is a headache an emergency or life threatening? When is a CT/MRI needed? Treatment and prevention

of headaches.

Presenter: Kannen Paramesh, MD.   Cost for the lecture is $5.00. For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library

At The Commons in Calabasas

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST?

Do you often see others as having the joy, laughter, companionship and meaning in their life that you’ve always wanted?  

 

You deserve to have a balanced, healthy and joyful life too.

Sherry Warschaw, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will guide you in a new direction so that you no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed by the challenges you’re facing.   She will help you better understand your actions and reactions to people and situations so that you gain strength, confidence and self-worth that will give your life new meaning and purpose.

Sherry is a warm and caring person who uses over 2 decades of professional experience and a lifetime of personal and humbling growth to help you clarify and reach your full potential.

FREE CONSULTATION

20% discount on first 3 sessions for Suddenly65 readers

Call Sherry at 818-344-0299

WHAT TO SAY TO A FRIEND WHO’S ILL

You want to help but don’t know how. Experts, patients and friends who’ve been there tell you how to show empathy and give concrete assistance.     READ MORE HERE

OPERA LOVERS – PLEASE TAKE NOTE!

Classes on the Uniqueness In Opera

Five Thursdays from 9:30 until 11:00 am

Sometimes it is good to be unique, but sometimes it is not. In
the following classes we will explore some themes, characters,
and stories in the operatic genre that relate to this idea.

 

1/29: Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten).
2/12: Nature’s Connection to Opera.
2/26: La Forza del Destino (Giuseppe Verdi).
3/12: Operas with a message.

3/26: La Fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini). (6 classes)

Presenter: Steve Kohn and the fee for the course is $10.00

For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library

At The Commons in Calabasas

The Met: Encore Performance – Tales Of Hoffmann

Wednesday, February 4 from 4:00 until 9:30 pm

Steve Kohn with the non-profit LA Opera will present.  “E.T.A. Hoffmann was one of the earliest science fiction writers.  This opera, loosely, is based on his persona. Filled with exquisite music, the opera tells the story of Hoffmann’s former lovers, who are mysterious, mystical and sometimes otherworldly.” This will be followed by a viewing of the Opera at the AMC theater in Woodland Hills at 6:30pm. (Bring Your Own Dinner) to class.

The cost is $24.00 and tickets are subject to availability.
REGISTER ASAP! NO REFUNDS!

RSVP required – call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall inCalabasas

behind library at the Commons Center

 

 

THE ENCORE PROGRAM AT PIERCE COLLEGE

February 9 – May 29

The Encore program at Pierce College which is tailored for boomers and seniors has their new Spring schedule available.

WEBSITE

 

NATURE’S PAINTS: PRESSED FLOWER ART, THEN TO NOW

Thursday, February 5 from 1:00 until 2:30 pm

For everyone who ever loved a flower and wished it would last forever, Phyllis will present the story behind “Oshibana” -creating artwork from pressed botanical materials. See examples throughout time and various cultures, and learn how new technology, like microwaves, is giving this art new life.

Attendees will receive a small gift.   Presenter: Phyllis Hansen

For information and reservations call 818-880-6461

Founders Hall located behind the Calabasas Library

At The Commons in Calabasas

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

 

Danielle Nieves, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Northridge, 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.

Why work with a senior real estate specialist? She can offer you choices and alternative solutions to your move and has a network of help for the 50+ market including:

 * Reverse Mortgage Experts
 * Assistance in relocating to an Assisted Living Community
 * Senior Moving/packing specialists
 * Estate Sale Organizers
 * Tax & Financial Planning Experts
 * Home Staging Tips and Experts
 * Long Term Care Insurance
 * Home Cooked Meals delivered to your door
 * Safety needs within the home – Grab bars/ramps/lifts etc..
 * Geriatric Care Managers

 * Elder Law Attorneys

If you have any questions about any of these needs, please feel free to contact her.  She is here for your Senior needs and would be happy to help you!  She covers the entire San Fernando Valley as well as the Santa Clarita Valley.

For two of her great letters of recommendation  CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE  for her January newsletter

 

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

 

TECHNIQUES TO CONTROL & DECREASE STRESS

Mondays, February 2 to March 16 from 1:30-3:00 pm (no class 2/16)

Stress has been called the Health Epidemic of the 21st century.  Join an “interactive journey” of learning techniques to reduce stress and trigger our “relaxation response” and avoid stressful reactions. You will learn how to bring relaxation and emotional and physical healing back into your lives. Learning these techniques will provide everyone with an arsenal to pull from to avoid stress and illness resulting from stress. Fun, fun,

fun…and so much to learn!

Techniques such as: meditation, Qi Gong, EFT tapping, Energy Medicine, Reiki, chanting, breathing, self-hypnosis etc. will be explored.  Instructor: Linda Feder and the fee is $45.00

 

Reservations needed – 818-880-6461

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

 
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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

Music at the West Hollywood Library

Saturday, January 31 at 4 pm

Winter Sounds: An afternoon with Daniel Jimenez Afanador, who mixes the musical influences of his native Columbia with alternative rock.

Council Chambers
625 N San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood
323/848-6400

The Guitar Merchant features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase

Wednesday,  February 4 at 7:00 pm

The Guitar Merchant features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase.
Cover charges vary.   Call 818-884-5905 for more  details.

The Guitar Merchant
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park

Jazz at Casey’s Tavern

Thursdays from 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 pm
Sundays from 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy these fine jazz groups.  Casey’s presents:
Thursdays – the Blue Lagoon Jazz Band
Saturdays – Evie and All That Jazz
Sundays – Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Casey’s Tavern
22029 Sherman Way in Canoga Park
818-992-9362

The Jazzland Big Band at Sherman Oaks

Every Monday from 1:30 until 3:30 pm

Come listen and enjoy music in the Glenn Miller style.

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys
818-981-1284

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays

In cooperation with the IRS, trained and certified CSVP volunteers will provide FREE income tax preparation for persons  either:

Seniors 60 years of age or older (any income  level)    or
Persons with an income of  $50,000 or less, regardless of age

No appointments will be taken – first come, first served at:

Newbury Park Library             Conejo Creek S. Community  Room
2331 Borchard  Road                1350 E Janss Road
Newbury Park                          Thousand Oaks
Wednesdays 9:00 to 2:00 pm    Tues, Wed, Thurs – 9:00 – 4:00 pm

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING

AND ARE AFRAID TO ASK – DON’T BE AFRAID

 

Questions such as:

 

What is an estate plan?

Do I need an estate plan?

What if I do not have an estate plan?

Is my present estate plan up to date?

Does my Revocable Living Trust need to be reviewed?

Do an estate plan and applicable documents come into play only upon death?

Does an estate plan come into play upon incapacity?

Do I need a Revocable Living Trust or a Will?

 

Ask the questions now – Don’t wait!   Free consultation

 

R. Susan Tenzer, J.D.

Estate Planning Consultant

(818) 970-8512

  

  

 

MAH JONGG ANYONE?

Looking for a 5th for Thursday afternoons from 12:30 P.M. till 4:45 P.M. We play in Encino. Just bring your $5 and expect to enjoy the day, you can’t get rich but you won’t loose your shirt either. Please contact Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

 

Couple’s Mah Jongg We are a young 65 plus couple living in Encino looking for other young minded 65 plus couples to play Mah Jongg with. Please call if you’re interested! Alice Dollinger 818-990-3334

7 SURPRISING CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Salt, stress and drinking too much alcohol aren’t the only culprits
READ MORE HERE

SO, YOU’VE DECIDED TO DOWNSIZE . . .
FREE PRESENTATION ON LEARNING THE TRICKS OF DOWNSIZING

Monday, February 2 at 12:00 noon

Learn how to downsize or eliminate clutter from your life by setting realistic goals, review ways to approach the clutter and options to achieve a successful outcome.  Mandy Vento has the knowledge and know how to make manageable decisions that may even “find money amid the mayhem”™.

The presentation is free and is sponsored  by the Malibu Senior Center.  To RSVP, please call them at 310-456-2489 ext. 357.

at the Malibu City Hall, Zuma Room
23825 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu.

DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER OR DESSERT?

HAVING FRIENDS OVER – WHAT TO MAKE?

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD?

Well, help is on the way. Our friend Susie Jacobson, a health and nutrition expert, has graciously offered to share her simple, easy to make, very healthy recipes with us.

Today we present her healthy Napa Cabbage Salad and we know you will enjoy it….. hopefully with family or friends.

CLICK HERE FOR SUSIE’S NAPA CABBAGE SALAD

Look for another interesting easy and delicious recipe next week!

Susie Jacobson, Your Health Coach

818.261.9587

sueraej@yahoo.com

www.susierjacobson.com   

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH ZUMBA® gold
FOR BEGINNERS, OLDER ACTIVE ADULTS AND THOSE
WITH LIMITED MOVEMENT CAPABILITY

Gayellen Davis is a Licensed Zumba® gold Fitness Instructor and loves helping people achieve their personal best.

Friday mornings – 10:00 am to 11:00 am – Tarzana Community Cultural Center – 19130 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana.  

Cost is $33.00 a month / $8.00 trial class.  And these classes are for the men as well!

The only thing you need to bring is the desire to have fun, some water and a towel (you will work up a sweat).

She also offers home visits upon request.  Start an at home “party” each week with your friends – The hostess/host will receive a ½ hour free one-on-one session.  A single person is $30.00/hr. and a group of 4+ people would be $8.00 a person.  

To watch her entertaining video CLICK HERE

ZUMBA® gold – LET IT MOVE YOU!

Gayellen Davis  WEBSITE
For more information please call 805-368-6276

A UCLA SPONSORED MEMORY TRAINING PROGRAM

Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 am

This is part of The UCLA Longevity Center’s Memory Training Program

This workshop is designed for people age 60 plus with mild memory concerns. You will learn practical techniques for enhancing memory performance.   A $10.00 donation is requested.

For more information call 818-885-5220

Wilkinson Senior MPC
Annex Building, Room 7
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge


Wow – When returning from a vacation put your dirty shoes inside the free hotel shower caps.  That way the rest of the stuff in your suitcase won’t get dirty.   Look for  more WOW tips next week.
 

JOIN RITE AID’S WELLNESS 65+ FOR SOME GREAT DISCOUNTS

Wednesday, February 4 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Rite Aid holds this event the first Wednesday of every month called the Wellness 65+.

Each store will have a Wellness Ambassador giving away great information along with some samples of the products they sell in the store.

 

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)

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!

 

SENIOR CONGRESS – DEMYSTIFYING MEDICAL CONCERNS

Wednesday, February 4 from 8:45 am until 2:30 pm

This event which is sponsored by UCLA Health and the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will focus on various medical concerns.  SEE FLYER (SENIOR EXPO)

Free admission – lunch provided – limited seating.  RSVP required by January 25.

Please contact info@clvff.org (preferred) or call 818-880-1054

St Maximillan Kolbe Catholic Church
(NW Corner Kanan Road and Lindero Canyon Road)
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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 at the Granada Pavilion
Saturday, January 31 from 7:30 until 11:30 pm

Spencer is going to be their Dance Instructor for the evening and he will be teaching a Cha Cha Cha. Lesson starts at 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Open dance follows to 11:30pm.

$16.00 admission (Dance Buddies & USA discount offered).

Lite food, gourmet desserts, and drinks included.

Granada Pavilion
11128 Balboa Blvd in Granada Hills

818-831-1934

Basic and Intermediate Salsa Dancing in Simi Valley

Ongoing Thursdays either 6:30 or 7:30

$60.00 for 6 classes.

For more information or to register call 805-208-8515

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Center

5005-C Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley

Simi Valley Cloggers

Ongoing Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:00 pm

Beginning, easy, and intermediate levels taught in three 45 minute sessions.  $6.00  per evening.  For more information 805-469-7909

Houghton Park, Bldg 4333
Township Ave in Simi Valley

 

Line Dancing in Moorpark
Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

 

Moorpark Adult Center
799 Moorpark Ave in Moorpark

805-529-6864

Square Dancing in Glendale

Every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 PM

Bachelors n Bachelorettes…..singles and couples welcome
Carpool from San Fernando Valley
Dance and refreshments-$7.

For more information call 818-787-4188

Folk Dancing in Canoga Park

Fridays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

West Valley Folk Dancers offer international folk dances.  Both singles and couples are welcome.  Soft shoes recommended.

Cost is $4.00 per person for members and $5.00 per person for non-members.
the Senior Center
7326 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park

 

Ballroom Dancing in Northridge

Every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Join your friends for dancing to a live band.  Have fun and exercise at the same time.

$2.00 donation

Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave in Northridge

818-756-7741

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.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

Mike’s Country Line Dancing in Reseda
Tuesdays (intermediate) from 4:00 until 5:00 pm

Thursdays (beginners) from 2:00 until 3:00 pm

Beginners are $6.00 and intermediate is $6.00

Teacher Mike Bendavid is a California Country and Western Dance Champion. This kind of exercise has been proven to help with balance and is considered good overall  exercise.

ONEGeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd in Reseda

818-705-2345

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

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Engage in some great dancing to some wonderful nostailgic music in this fun social atmosphere.

Goebel Adult Community Center
1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks

805-381-2744

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DO YOU NEED A GOOD REALLY HONEST CAR MECHANIC?

Even if you don’t have the need right now, you should cut this out and save it – you will save money later on.

Carlos and Guille Menjivar are the owners of Omega Automotive and are very caring of every single car under their care. They treat every auto with great respect as if it was their only patient.

Omega services all your car needs whether your car is new or old, domestic or foreign. From oil change to brakes or transmissions or any other major repair – Omega is the place for car service and repair.

We have so far taken two cars to Carlos for his expert advice and knowledge. He has taken care of us completely and will even let you know if he feels you are throwing good money into bad.

I can highly recommend Carlos and his crew. They are very well trained, highly honest, and will give you excellent service.

Call either Guille or Carlos today at 818-701-4061

Omega Automotive

8601 Reseda Blvd in Northridge, CA

www.omegaautomotive.net

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A NIGHT OF COMEDY WITH FRITZ COLEMAN

 Sunday, February 8 at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6)

 ”50 plus…give or take! Fritz proves that aging isn’t pretty…but it’s funny!”

Come join their Center Family for a night of comedy, fun, and fun-raising

Cost: $15.00 per person, plus a 2 drink minimum per person.  Please make your reservations before February 4th, either by calling (626) 577-1894 or by emailing cashier@icehousecomedy.com, or registering on-line at www.icehousecomedy.com

This event is a fundraiser for the Valley Jewish Community Center. You must make a reservation for them to avail themselves of any funding.

At The Ice House

24 Mentor Ave in Pasadena

 

THE CHATSWORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, February 1 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Chatsworth Historical Society for their open house and see the history of the Harvester Barn! Learn information and enjoy a day of fresh air and fantastic historical memories.

For more information, please call (818) 882-5614 or go online: www.historicalsocieties.net

Homestead Acre
10385 Shadow Oak Dr.
Chatsworth

ATTENTION ALL FASHION FORWARD SENIORS!!!!

June & Company Salon offers special pricing for seniors on Wednesdays.

Most services are 50% off their regular price! Please call for more info. And to make an appointment : 818-887-6290 or visit their website – www.junenco.com

June & Company

20969 Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills (In the French Quarter)

Parking lot available in back of salon with validation $1/hr

YOUR EYELASHES CAN LOOK THICKER AND FULLER

IN VOLUME WITHOUT PAYING A HIGH PRICE

3D Fiber Lashes dramatically enhances and magnifies the appearance of your own lashes. The simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily wash off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!

go to WEBSITE or call 747-998-5003 and order yours!

Ruth Segal Kay

Younique Products

A TU B’SHEVAT SEDER

Sunday, February 8 at 1:00 pm

Tu B’Shevat is the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar and marks the “New Year of the Trees.”

This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.   SEE FLYER HERE

Join Shirim ha Emek as they celebrate this seder. Cost: $25   Reservations are a must by January 30.   For more information and reservations, please call Arlene Pater (818) 996-3730

Granada Gardens

16700 Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills

 

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK SALES – EVEN E-PUBLISHING AND
TAP IMAGERY – ALL AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

HOT OFF THE PRESS

E-Publishing at the Westlake Village Library

Saturday, January 31 at 1:30 pm

Join a workshop on E-Book Self-Publishing, with Jim Azevedo of Smashwords.

Westlake Village Library
31220 Oak Crest Drive in Westlake Village

818/865-9230

Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Readings
Saturday, January 31 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

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

Adult Book Club at the Moorpark Library

Sunday,  February 1 at 2:00 pm

Join then for a lively discussion on the first Sunday of each month!   This  month’s selection is”A Pig in Provence”  by Georgeanne Brennan

Moorpark Library
699 Moorpark Rd, Moorpark

805-517-6370

Dahn Yoga at the Granada Hills Library

Monday, February 2 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm

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

Bring your own yoga mat and a large towel.

Granada Hills Library
10640 Petit Avenue in Granada Hills

818-368-5687

One-On-One Computer  Training at the Sunland Tujunga Library

Wednesday, February 4 from 10:00 until 11:00 am

One-on-one computer tutoring by appointment only.

Topics may include the following:
Learn computer basics.
Set up an email account.
Learn how to use social media like Facebook

Learn how to download e-media (bring your own device to download media).

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes. 10:00AM and 10:30AM slots are available. Call them at (818) 352-4481 or visit their reference desk to reserve your slot.

Limit: one session per month; six sessions max.

Sunland Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga

818-352-4481

Internet Basics at the Mid Valley Regional Library

Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 am

Learn how to surf the Internet.  Familiarity with keyboard and mouse and/or Computer Comfort classes are highly recommended before taking the class. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Space is limited.

Mid Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Mystery Book Club at the Agoura Hills Library

Wed, February 4 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm

Join then to discuss “Cross and Burn”: a Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Novel by Val McDermid.  Refreshments provided by the Agoura Hills Friends of the Library, and newcomers are always welcome.

Agoura Hills Library
29901 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills

 818-889-2278

Feel Good Yoga with Nicole Elise at the Encino Tarzana Library

Wednesday, February 4 at 11:30 am

Join this fun and relaxing class. Please bring a yoga mat. Recommended items:  strap, block, towel and a bottle of water.

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana

818- 343-1983

Internet Basics at the West Valley Regional

Wednesday, February 4 at 12:30 pm

Learn how to do research on the Internet every Wednesday in February.  Become a confident navigator through cyberspace, learn effective search strategies and master the Internet through this fun and informative class. Beginners are welcome!  Sign up at the reference desk. Space is limited.

West Valley Regional
19036 Vanowen Street in Reseda

 818-345-9806

Dahn Yoga at the Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 4 at 3:30 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

Tap Imagery for Weight Loss at Mid Valley Library

Wednesday, February 4 at 4:45 pm

Join certified hypnotherapist Frances O’Brien as she conducts a tap imagery exercise designed to help you achieve your weight management goals. Tap imagery is a two-part system that includes tapping and guided imagery exercises.

Mid-Valley Regional Library
16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills

818-895-3650

Book Lovers Book Club at Encino Tarzana

Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 pm

Book discussion group that focuses on contemporary popular literature.  Please contact the branch for the reading selection for this month.

 

Encino Tarzana Library
18231 Ventura Blvd. at Nestle Ave in Encino

 818-343-1983

CLU Lecture Series:  The 1960s in Thousand Oaks

Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 pm

1960s Lecture Series at Thousand Oaks Library – “Vietnam War: Readers’ Theater”. Come explore the decade with faculty from California Lutheran University at a special lecture series.

The Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks

805/449-2660

Yoga & You at the Calabasas Library

Thursday, February 5 at Noon

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

No experience necessary – all are welcome!  For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

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

 

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FUN, INTERESTING, AND EXCITING

PLACES TO TAKE THE GRANDKIDS!

Cinderella, The Panto!

Starting Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 pm

A  family friendly performance on the Cinderella  story.

Performances are Friday, February 27, 8pm;  Saturdays: January 31, February  7, 14, 21, & 28 at 2 PM;  Sundays: February 8, 22 at 6 pm;  Sunday, February 1, 15 at 2 pm

Tickets range from $15 – 17.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street in Newhall
661-799-2702

Dinosaur Train Live at Valley Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 7th at 1pm and 4pm

The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage in a big way with Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure. Buddy the dinosaur’s world will be created for this live “pre-hysterical” experience as only the Jim Henson Company can. Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to Los Angeles for the first time.

Tickets $15 – 25.00 depending on seating location
WEBSITE

Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge
818-677-3000 or 818-677-8800

Teaching your Grandchildren about
Knitting at The Kids Club in Tarzana

Every Saturday 11am-12pm

Educators believe that knitting and crochet perfects fine motor skills, improves memory by working both sides of the brain and gives them a sense of accomplishment. So bring your kids and grand kids to Zoe’s to join her club. Ages 7 and up all levels. Please reserve a spot ahead of time.  Cost is $25.00

Zoe’s Knit Studio
18596 Ventura Boulevard
In Tarzana
818-881-9637

Whale Watching Season is Here

Now through April

For a complete list of excursions, call Island Packers at 805-642-1393 or Channel Island Sportfishing Center at 805-382-1612.

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables at Underwood Farms

Daily from 9:00 am

Visit a working and also enjoy the farm animal center which offers pony rides and an animal show.

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

Little Red Riding Hood

Saturdays at 1:00 pm through March

A musical fairy tale for children and their families.

Tickets $12.00 adults and $10.00 for children

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd, West in 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.

 

Gray

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 RED VELVET
CAKE WARS

A comedy about a
Texan family reunion

Opens Jan 30 and
Plays thru March 1

Call for various
times and  dates

Seniors $15.00

Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 Main Street
Newhall
661-799-2702

LES MISERABLE

Jan 30 and 31

8:00 pm

Tickets – $65 – 85.00

Alex Theater
216 N. Brand Ave
Glendale
818-243-2539

MAD ABOUT MUSIC,

ART, AND DANCE

Efflorescence Modern Dance

Friday, January 30

8:00 – 10:00 pm

$10.00 at the door

The Valley Arts Alliance

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

18312 Oxnard Street

Tarzana

818/697-5525

McGROARTY

COMEDY NIGHT

Featuring 12

hilarious comedians

Saturday, Jan 31

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Snacks, Wine and Beer Bar

Tickets $25.00

McGroarty Arts Center

7570 McGroarty Terrace

Tujunga

818-352-5285

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY  SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

James Domine, Music Director
Presents In Concert

Saturday, January 31

8:00 pm

Beethoven
Coriolan Overture

Domine
Cello Concerto
Inaugural Performance
Daniel Grab, ‘cellist

Schubert
Symphony #9 in C major
(the Great)

Tickets Available:
818-347-4807 or
WEBSITE

Tutor Family Center for
the Performing Arts
at Chaminade
West Hills
THE WHIPPING MAN

In the aftermath of the
Civil War, a Confederate
captain and his two
former slaves are drawn
back to the ruins of their
once grand estate

February 3 – March 1

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid
@ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets begin at $30.00

Discount Code Save
20%* Off Tickets
Use Code: BRIT20

626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena

THE ONES

The world premiere
of original one
act plays

February 6 – 21

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.00

818-685-9907

The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

THE HILARIOUS CONEJO

IMPROV PLAYERS

Sat, Feb 7 at 7:30 and 10 pm

Sun, Feb 8 at 7:30 pm

The Conejo Improv Players

presents a hilarious night

of improvisational comedy

featuring skits, scenes, and

music — made up entirely

on the spot from

audience

suggestions.

Enjoy an

evening of interactive

comedy that blends the

comedic styling’s of

Whose Line is it Anyway?

and Saturday Night Live

Tickets call 805-495-3715

Conejo Players Theatre

35 S. Moorpark Drive

Thousand Oaks

 

 THE CORBIN BOWL
AND THE SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

present

Concerts at the “Bowl”
in the “Corbin Lounge ”

starring

The Symphomaniax

who 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, February  4

7:30 pm

Free Admission
One Drink Minimum

Lounge at the Corbin Bowl
19616 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana

 

GARY BALLEN

Singer, songwriter
Extroadinaire

Appearing on
Friday nights

8:30 pm to 12:30 am

Come listen to all
the old familiar songs
you know and love!

The Rack at the
Westfield Promenade

In the Promenade Mall
next to the theatres
6100 Topanga Canyon
Woodland Hills
818-348-1524

THE 39 STEPS

A comedic thriller
adaptation of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic film.

A fast-paced whodunit
for anyone who loves
the magic of theatre!

Feb 13 – thru March 15

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:30 pm
(A Thursday performance
March 5 @ 8:00 pm)

Seniors (62+) $26.00

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

THE HEART OF A
GYPSY TROUBADOUR

Opening
Frid & Sat, Feb 13 & 14

Thursdays evenings
March 5 thru April 9

All shows 8:00 pm

Performer Richard Byford
the singer and songwriter
has distilled his many
adventures across Europe
and America, his battle
with cancer, and the
motley crew of characters
he has experienced over
the years into a solo
performance like no other.  .

Tickets $20.
(818) 687-8559.

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks

THE OTHER PLACE

The elusive truth about
family and relationships

Previews: Feb 14, 15, 18
Runs Feb 20 to April 11

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

THE ENGLISH BRIDE

Inspired by the real-life
failed bombing attempt of
an El Al flight in 1986

Previews: Feb 28, March 1, 3
Runs March 5 to April 26

Call for the various times

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood
818- 761-8838

SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD OFFER
FOR THE ABOVE 2 SHOWS!

$15 TICKETS TO EACH SHOW!

Go to www.roadtheatre.org , select your tickets to

THE OTHER PLACE
and/or THE ENGLISH BRIDE

and enter the code ROADEARLYBIRD
at checkout.

This offer is good for
ANY performance of

THE OTHER PLACE and

THE ENGLISH BRIDE.
But act soon–

offer expires Feb 18!

INTO THE WOODS

Sat. February 21 at 7:30pm
Sun. February 22 at 3pm

CSO will be collecting non
perishable food items for
Sova Food Pantry

Tickets $30-40.00
Seniors 10% off
with valid ID

Call 818-517-4102
jbrown@centerstageopera.org
or www.centerstageopera.org

The Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park

 

WESTLAKE VILLAGE

ART GUILD SHOW

Thru January 30

Monday – Saturday

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thousand Oaks

Community Gallery

2331 Borchard Road

Newbury Park

BRIGHTON

BEACH MEMOIRS

Neil Simon’s play about

the life of a struggling

Jewish household where,

as Jerome’s father states,

“If you didn’t have a

problem, you wouldn’t

be living here.”

Thru January 31

Thurs – Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm

Tickets – $18-20.00

Reservations

805-495-3715

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Rd

Thousand Oaks

 

EXPERIENCE THE MAJESTIC

TALL SHIPS IN

VENTURA HARBOR

thru Wed, February 4

The historical vessels will

dock in front of Brophy

Brothers Restaurant & Clam

Bar and Milano’s Italian

Restaurant in the Ventura

Harbor Village.

Partake in the thrill of battle

on the high seas

Sat & Sun 2pm-5pm

-January 31 & February 1

Adventure Sails

Two-hour sails complete with

firing cannons and hoisting

of the main sails!

-Sundays 11am-1pm

-Tuesday February 3 10am-1pm

Dockside Tours

Open to the public

Dockside Tours

will take place each week!

-Fridays 4 PM-5 PM

-Saturdays, 10am-1PM;

-Tuesday February 3, 4-5pm

For tickets and reservations

Call: 1-800-200-5239

www.historicalseaport.org

GERONIMO,

LIFE ON THE

RESERVATION

A story about the

last 23 years of

Geronimo’s life as

a prisoner of war.

Saturdays thru Feb 7

8:00 pm

Tickets $12.50-25.00

Whitefire Theatre

13500 Ventura Blvd

Sherman Oaks

LEND ME

A TENOR

“One of the funniest

comedies written in

the last 20 years”

Thru February 7

Thurs & Frid @ 8:00 pm

Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm

Sundays @ 3:00 pm

Seniors (62+) $23.00

Glendale Centre Theatre

324 N. Orange st

Glendale

818-360-8750

TIME STANDS STILL

thru Feb 8

A Brooklyn set drama

about a relationship

2:00 pm

Tickets $30-35.00

(714-791-8417)

Secret Rose Theatre

11246 Magnolia Blvd

North Hollywood

COMPANY

The musical about the

nature of love, marriage

and relationships

thru February 8

Thursdays @ 7:30 pm

Frid & Sat @ 8:00 pm

Sundays @2:00 pm

Tickets $50 – $67.35

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

The Scherr Forum Theater

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd,

Thousand Oaks

805-449-2787

WINTER SHORTS

An evening of original

10 minute comedies

Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm

thru Feb 17

Tickets $10.00

The Whitefire Theatre

13500 Ventura Blvd

Sherman Oaks

818-990-2324

HAIRSPRAY

The musical about a

teen who helps to change

racial prejudice through

popular dance

thru February 18

call for the various

dates and times

Seniors 60+ $20.00

Simi Valley Cultural

Arts Center

3050 Los Angeles Ave

Simi Valley

805-583-7900

A CARLIN HOME

COMPANION,

GROWING UP

WITH GEORGE

Thru March 1

Kelly Carlin, the only

child of iconoclastic

comedian George Carlin,

deftly weaves her

amusing yet poignant

family stories with

classic video footage

of her father’s career

and family memorabilia.

Call for times

and ticket pricing

818-955-8101

The Falcon Theatre

4252 Riverside Drive

Burbank

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

thru March 15

Magic Castle Illusionist

Albie Seiznick’s

superb theatrical

magic show

Call for various

times and dates

310-477-2055

Tickets $34.00

Odyssey Theatre

2055 S Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles

THANK YOU FOR

SUPPORTING OUR  

SPONSORS –  

THEY MAKE 

 IT POSSIBLE

TO BRING YOU

THESE GREAT 

SOCIAL RESOURCES!

 

 

 

Archer Weiss

Financial Planning

818-610-8560

WEBSITE

Sue Romansik

Historian

818-445-1160

Vital Scan

Full and Partial

Body Scanning

866-750-0410

Dia Lautenschlager

Legal Shield

206-696-2235 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Warschaw

Marriage and

Family Therapist  

  WEBSITE

  818-344-0299   

 

 

Senior Resources

Senior Placement

818-359-2125

Good Life Academy

 Have Your Party Here!

818-343-0632 

WEBSITE

 

 

Danielle Nieves

Senior Real

Estate Specialist

818-635-5102

WEBSITE

 

Gayellen Davis

Zumba  Gold

805-368-6276

WEBSITE  

 

 

RGEB

Medicare Specialist

818-444-7722

Art  Classes

Pennie Dobkin

818 788 4696 or

 dave0986@aol.com

Yoga by Laurie

Laurie Mazarella

818-915-1220

WEBSITE

Dr.  Gaby Edery
Chiropractor

818-345-4924  or

818-651-3252

WE’VE FOUND THE
POT OF GOLD
IN THE FOLLOWING
VARIOUS RESOURCES!

 

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

The Good Life Academy

www.goodlifeacademy.net

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/

IMAGINATION CONNECTION

A mobile arts program

www.imaginationconnection.org

 

TARZANA COMMUNITY

AND CULTURAL CENTER

http://www.mytarzana.org/

 

 

 

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