Things for the Kids to Do!

Be sure to check out the schedule for Kids Koncerts at the Theatricum Botanicum. Here’s a link to a short video by Peter Alsop, the series creator.

And here is a link to their schedule online

Another activity coming up SONG CAMP!
Forte Poesy Music announces dates for 2017 SONG CAMPS

Shevy Smith, founder of Forte Poesy Music, a boutique music group, will be hosting two local Song Camp sessions this summer in Topanga Canyon.
Forte Poesy instructors have employed original curricula to teach musicianship through songwriting and self-expression since 2009.
“We have carefully constructed what we deem the “dream week” for campers to experience music making it a simple and rewarding adventure, available to anyone with curiosity and passion. Song Camp is great for beginners just dipping their toes in the water of songwriting and playing, as well as for those who already have some experience in creating tunes,” says Smith.
Two camp sessions——will take advantage of inherent inspiration found in local nature with light hikes, group songwriting, individual composing, beginning recording, crafting personal songwriting journals, and mock-radio interviews.
Camp is suitable for both girls and boys, ages 6-18, with much individual instruction available.

“Music should be, above all things, a rewarding and fun experience. We kind of fancy ourselves the alternative to strict, scary piano teachers and love to see students have creative breakthroughs,” Smith says. “We strive to foster an atmosphere of endless possibility and work hard to structure a camp that we would have enjoyed as kids. My staff and I are super excited to hear the songs that will come out of these summer sessions!”
Sessions are July 17-21 and July 31-August 4, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Ages: 6-18, at FP Studios, 21745 Entrado Drive Topanga CA 90290. Cost: $350. Pay online at https://squareup.com/market/forte-poesy-music.
For more information and to register: e-mail kendall@fortepoesy.com; or (210) 557-1612.

The Acorn Reports on TCB Scenic

Two happy guys! Congratulations to Roger Pugliese, Joseph Rosendo and the entire team and community of people who made our Scenic Highway designation possible.
http://www.theacorn.com/news/2017-06-22/Front_Page/Topanga_route_named_state_Scenic_Highway.html

Topanga Scenic Highway Poster Contest!

TOPANGA SCENIC HIGHWAY POSTER CONTEST
A COOL PRIZE FOR THE WINNING POSTER FOR EACH GRADE
PRE K THROUGH 5
That’s right! Our very own Topanga Canyon Boulevard has been named a
California Scenic Highway, the first such honor in LA in 40 years.

Posters must include the slogan
TCB-FOREVER SCENIC!

All entries must be 8.5×11 inches—that’s regular sized paper.
Use markers, paints or pens only.
BE BOLD. BE BEAUTIFUL LIKE TOPANGA

Dead line for submissions is May 29. 2017
Please drop off your submissions at the Topanga Library in the Scenic Highway Box
Don’t forget to put your name, age, grade and your parent’s e mail address
on the back.
Winners will be notified by e mail and announced on the Town Council,
Chamber of Commerce and TASC websites by June 2, 2017. The winners
will also be recognized at the Dedication Ceremony, June 16, 2-4 PM at the
Theatricum Botanicum.

For more information contact Topanga Elementary School mom, Lisa Ward: 310 455 0512 or Topanga Animal Rescue’s Susan Clark 818 434 0880.

Entrants waive all rights to artwork. Original Artwork will not be returned. Contest organizers reserve the right to reproduce artwork for promotional non profit uses.

Topanga Days Announces Instagram Contest for 2017


For the first time, The Topanga Community Center has announced an exciting new addition to Topanga Days, an Instagram photo contest.

Attendees are encouraged to post their images to Instagram during each day of the Festival; Saturday May 27, Sunday May 28 and Monday, May 29 and include the hashtag #TopangaDays2017. Images of the parade on Monday, May 29 are also eligible. There is no limit to the amount of postings.

Two winners will be selected each day. Winner #1 will be chosen for the most “likes” and Winner #2 for the image that “Best captures Topanga Days.” The latter will be selected by an appointed committee.

The six winners will be announced in the June 16 edition of the Messenger Mountain News.

“Topanga Days means so much to so many people,” says Kelly Rockwell, President of the Topanga Community Center. “We love seeing the festival through the lens of our community and we are excited to try something new this year and to honor creativity through Instagram.”

Winners will receive a pair of tickets for a day of their choice at Topanga Days 2018.

Issue #8 – Move the World

Our cover this month comes from an inspiring photograph of our local youth dance troupe that was given the oh so artsy treatment as usual by Urs Baur.