CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS
9th Annual Calabasas Classic, benefiting the
Talbert Family Foundation, will be held on Sunday,
November 11, 2012 in Calabasas on a scenic course that is
certified and sanctioned by USATF. The event will feature a
5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m., a 10k run that begins at
9:00 a.m. and the Family Fun Run that starts at 10:30 a.m.
All finishers will receive a commemorative medal. The
Calabasas Classic also features an official Expo with a
number of local businesses and health information. Baby
joggers and 4-legged family members are always welcome. For
more information about the Calabasas Classic, please visit
PLEASE HELP WITH LOCAL HOUSING
in California are required under State law to include as
part of their official long-range plans a chapter pertaining
to future housing needs. Accordingly, the City of Calabasas
has begun updating the Housing Element of the Calabasas
General Plan for the 2013-2021 planning period, as required
by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and
programs to address existing and projected housing needs,
including the City’s “fair share” of the regional housing
need. If you are a Calabasas resident, please complete the
following short survey (approx. 5 min.) to provide us with
www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Y8F38W. We greatly appreciate
PLASTIC BAG DRIVE
are encouraged to vote reusable! Join the Plastic Bag
Drive contest on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. at 22277 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The
winning school that collects the greatest number of bags
(by weight) will receive a $1,000 check. Additionally,
for every 10 single-use bags that a student brings in,
he/she will receive a free TRUE Reusable Bag (www.truereusablebags.com)
made from plastic recycled locally through a closed loop
program. The contest is open to elementary and middle
school students in the Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and
Topanga areas. For questions, call (818) 906-5772.
2012 NUTS FOR MUTTS
Oops! The November “Nuts for Mutts” event at the Agoura
Hills / Calabasas Community Center has been postponed--
however an upcoming “Dog Walk” will be held in April
2013. Stay connected as more details will be
“un-leashed” as the date approaches!
REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6
reminder that Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is Election Day, so
remember to cast your ballot and make your voice heard! In
addition to being a Presidential Election, a number of
important state and local issues will be decided - and every
vote counts. If you don’t know your polling place, please
http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR/. The right to vote is a
cornerstone of democracy so on November 6, 2012 stand up and
MAH JONGG MANIA TOURNAMENT
your calendar for fun, food, and Mah Jongg! Find three
buddies and create your own team of four to play for points
in a tournament scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 9:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.
Teams will play and compete under the National Mah Jongg
rules. Each team will bring their own tile set. A
continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. The
team with the most points will win a prize. Space is
limited, so sign up today! Registration fees ($100 per team)
are non-refundable. For additional information, contact
Kathy at (818) 222-2782.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STOKES
Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the
National Park Service, along with the
Santa Monica Mountains
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority,
invites you to improve habitat for local wildlife by
planting native trees and shrubs.
Native plants grown in Santa Monica Mountains National
Recreation Area's nursery will be on hand for a $5 donation
to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. Attendees can choose to
plant their own or ask a volunteer to plant it for them. All
proceeds from the tax-deductible donations will benefit
park-wide restoration projects and education.
Stokes Creek is a tributary of Malibu Creek, which is the
largest and most critical watershed in the Santa Monica
Mountains. Riparian plant communities, which are plants in
or near water, are often the only refuges for wildlife
during and after fires. Organizers’ goal is to create a
buffer of native plants around the creek, which will keep
weeds out and invite wildlife in.
All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. The event
will take place near the new interagency visitor center at
King Gillette Ranch at 26876 Mulholland Highway in
Calabasas. For more information, please visit
HAPPY VETERANS DAY
celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11 (please
note that City Hall will be closed on Monday, November
12 in observance of the holiday). According to the
Census Bureau, Veterans Day
originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the
first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress
passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and
November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in
1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to
honor those who served in all American wars. The day
honors military veterans with parades and speeches
across the nation.
For more interesting facts and
statistics about veterans, visit
http://alturl.com/53ivo. Don't forget to thank a
CHS THEATER PRESENTS "CHARLEY'S
Calabasas High School
Theater is proud to
present the theatrical production of “Charley’s Aunt.”
Widely regarded as one of the most sensational and
entertaining farces of all time, Charley's Aunt centers
on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone
for a proper visit from their girlfriends. Jack and
Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate Fancourt
"Babbs" Babberley to impersonate a millionaire aunt in
this hilarious tale of young love and preposterous
Shows will be November 13-16 at
7:00 p.m. and November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Student admission is $10, adult admission is $15 and
reserved admission is $20. To purchase your tickets and
for more information, visit
LOCAL SCOUTS HOSTING "FOOD
DRIVE-THRU" CHARITY EVENT AT CALABASAS COMMONS
An estimated five hundred Boy, Girl, Cub, Venture, Varsity
and Sea Scouts will volunteer their time at the first annual
"Food Drive-Thru" event to be held Saturday, November 17
and Sunday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at
the Calabasas Commons, 4799 Commons Way.
Scouts and adult volunteers will be on hand to accept
non-perishable food donations, which they will then deliver
to the West Valley Food Pantry to help feed the hungry
during the holiday season. The event is supported by the
City of Calabasas, the
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce,
Fresh Brothers Pizza,
Fargo Bank, and other local merchants.
more information, please contact:
Jeff Rudner, Event Coordinator
Scout Pack 333 of Calabasas
Ph (818) 515-5837
Michelle Faulkner, Event Coordinator
Girl Scout Troop Leader / Advisor
Ph (818) 591-7164
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE
CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award is a
symbol of commitment to California's environment. The
award honors a wide array of individuals, businesses,
municipalities, government agencies, organizations, and
institutions, all working to benefit our environment.
The award recognizes voluntary activities by companies
and organizations, big or small, private or non-profit,
that are either located or have done work in the City of Calabasas and in
surrounding communities that result in cleaner air or
water, less waste, less traffic, conservation of energy
and natural resources, efficient and water conserving
landscaping, or reduced use of hazardous materials, etc.
Furthermore, the award honors those organizations that
demonstrate exceptional commitment or innovation above
and beyond their primary mission.
Nominations for the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence
Award are welcomed from individuals, companies,
government agencies, consultants, educators, researchers
and students. Nominations are due by Friday, November
30, 2012. For additional details and to download a
nomination form, visit
LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
Join us at the Library this month for learning, discussion
and fun! Check out the full
calendar of events for a program that's right for you!
Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.,
Stephen Burleigh of
College Pathways will be at the Library to answer questions
and speak about all things “college.” The information is for
parents and college bound 11th and 12th graders. Interested
10th graders are also welcome. Stephen will cover admission
basics of the California system (UC & CSU’s), the
differences between the two systems, private institution
admissions, selective admissions, essay and personal
statement basics, application deadlines, and overview of
financial aid, and a few other issues that often come up.
All attending will receive a free DVD published by Stephen
entitled, Admission Zen: The Stress Free Path to Getting
into College. This event is free and refreshments will be
Bring your new and emerging reader
(grades K-3) to the Calabasas Library on Saturday, November
3 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to share in a unique
reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4
Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child
experiences the joy of reading aloud. Sign-ups will begin at
10:30 a.m. at the library and each child will have 15
minutes to read to a dog. For additional information,
contact Jill Nevins at (818) 225-7616, ext. 2.
Nilli Grutman, a nationally recognized nutrition and
alternative health expert for Healthy Roots Nutrition, on
Thursday, November 8 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. for
"Debunking the Food Industry - What is Healthy? And What is
Not?" With her high energy, down-to-earth charm, and
caring nature, Nilli passionately motivates all audiences to
take action. Her programs are designed to nourish, heal, and
strengthen the human body.
Book Worm Book Club for 3rd & 4th Graders will be
meeting this month on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. to
discuss Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty
Dog-Eared Book Club, a club for 5th-7th graders, will be
meeting Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. They will
be discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine
2nd Thursday Book Club, a book club for adults at the
Calabasas Library, will be meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
Membership into all the book clubs are free, however a
library card is required to participate.
On Thursday, November 29, The Calabasas Historical Society
The History of our Local Schools. Trace the history of
the Las Virgenes Schools and other schools in our area.
Bring your memories and memorabilia if you have any -
yearbooks, pictures, report cards, etc.
Stop by for
twice a month at the Library! Join the class on Thursday,
November 1 and Thursday, November 15 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Instructed by Deanne Wenger, RYT, you will feel refreshed
and relaxed. No experience is necessary, all are welcome,
and the classes are free of charge. Just be sure you wear
comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/large towel.
For additional information on any of the above events,
www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or contact Library
Staff at (818) 225-1616.
NOVEMBER EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS
is a great month to get involved with
Restoration Trust! On Saturday, November 3 from 9:30
a.m. - 11:30 a.m., savor an autumn walk-about along a
streamside trail through oak woodlands to a gently
rolling chaparral basin below craggy sandstone peaks.
Don't forget to bring your own water. For information,
contact Cold Creek Docents at (818) 591-9363.
MRT will be
hosting a Senior
Program: Native American Culture
from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 6. Learn
about local Native American Indians that inhabited
Calabasas and other parts of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Take a walk to see and discuss the use of different
plants, rocks, bones, etc., while learning how they
cared for the land. Plan on making crafts and viewing
artifacts as well. Reservations are required by calling
(818) 591-1701, extension 203 or e-mailing
about the night sky during the Youth Naturalist
Program: Astronomy on Saturday, November 17 from
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers to
guide you through the stars, nebulae, and
constellations. Please bring a shoebox with a lid. Space
is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register
and for more information, call Susan at (818) 591-1701,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 for
the Lower Topanga Park Restoration. Native plants are
working hard to bring a natural eco-balance to the lower
Topanga Creek area of the park, but they need a boost.
Help water and remove the noxious weeds! Bring water,
snack, and wear sturdy footwear. The entrance is a few
hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga
Canyon Road. Reservations are required by calling (818)
591-1701, extension 203 or e-mailing
your calendar for next month's special event, the 9th
anniversary edition of The Masters Program - Santa
Monica Mountains Landscape Photography Workshop
including the special bonus Digital Photography Boot
Camp. UCLA Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains
Reserve and The Mountains Restoration Trust, in
association with "Wandering Around Outdoors Photography
Workshops" will present this program Thursday to Sunday,
December 6 - 9. Learn the secrets of the landscape
masters and improve your outdoor and travel photography.
Discover how to use your digital camera and today's
digital processing technologies to make stunning images
of the best fall color and most dramatic light of the
year, in the country's largest urban park. Join well
known photographer Tom Gamache and co-instructor Van
Webster for this enlightening workshop. For additional
information, call (310) 206-3887 or (818) 591-1701. To
complete list of MRT events during November, visit
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (November 3,
2012), an electronic waste collection will take place at
Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las
in Calabasas from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second
monthly electronic waste event will take place on the
3rd Saturday of the month (November 17, 2012) in the
Vons Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland
Drive in Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD
players, laptops and personal computers, microwave
ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and VCR’s.
For more information, please contact the
City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator
at (818) 224-1600.
of Calabasas holds
bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil.
On Saturday, November 10, 2012 there will
be a free water based paint and used oil collection
event at Calabasas City Hall located at 100/200 Civic
Center Way (map)
adjacent to the Commons from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. For
more information, please contact the City of Calabasas
Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.
Hall will be closed November 12, November 22, and
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meeting. All City Council meetings and commission
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