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Book Talk: Sages Host Topanga Author Linda Ballou

Book Talk: Sages Host Topanga Author Linda Ballou 

Linda Ballou will share insights into her book Embrace of the Wild, inspired by the indomitable, Victorian Age explorer Isabella Bird. Linda was honored to be selected as the “Isabella Bird Expert” in the BBC Docu-series Trailblazers spotlighting women who have paved the way to Female empowerment.

Sages room, May 10 from 2-3 PM at the Topanga Community Center. All are welcome to attend

Linda Ballou, adventure-travel author of a huge selection of books and articles, Though Linda has written everything from celebrated novels to personal travel experiences, this story is especially close to her. As a travel writer herself, Linda focuses on the story of Isabella Lucy Bird, who broke ground as an explorer and travel writer in the Victorian era.

Isabella was not just a tourist, but an equestrian explorer who took on rugged paths through Hawaii and on to the Rocky Mountains. Join the Sages as Linda explores the life of this indomitable woman who became the best-loved travel writer of her time and broke ground for all who followed.

This event is Sages sponsored, but open to all. If you would like to know more about the Sages and their activities, check out their website at

Sages Activities Calendar May 2023


-Introduction to Ukulele 11:30-12:30 Melanie Kareem (Ongoing)


-New Balance for Seniors 10:00-11:00 Starts May 22 – Kat High

-Introduction to Ukulele 11:30-12:30 -Melanie Kareem (Ongoing)


-Gentle Yoga 11:00-12:00 -Justine Lewis (Ongoing)


-Acrylic Painting 10:00-12:00 Sages Room, Velvet Marshall (Ongoing)

May 10 “Embrace the Wild”- Book Talk 2:00-3:00 Sages Room, Linda Ballou


-Yoga/ Chair yoga 11:00-12:00- Lola Babalon (Ongoing)

-Meditation 3:30-5:00 Zoom Calls Frank Harper (Ongoing)

-Book club 2nd Thurs, 12:00-1:30 Janice Harman (Ongoing)

-Singing Salon 4th Thurs, 12:00-2:00 Linnea Richards


-Watercolor Painting 10:00-12:00 Velvet Marshall (Ongoing)

-Sages Dinner 1st Friday, Oct-June Main Room Karen Dannenbaum

All classes held in Sages Room unless otherwise noted For computer help contact John Coffer at / (818) 325-5421

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