San Fernando Valley Historical Society meets on Sept. 22 at the Andrés Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. (Google Street View)
Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings and charity/volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area.
Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds, 818-884-4013. www.wingsoverwendys.com
Reseda Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3rtKRL7. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 84974428499 and # (agenda details: resedacouncil.org/latest). Email: email@example.com. resedacouncil.org
San Fernando Valley Male Chorus: The chorus is seeking singers of all ages who enjoy four-part male harmony, accompanied by a band. Rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. and Mondays through and including Oct. 17. The group is preparing for a Dec. 4 “Holiday” concert. No audition or ability to read music required. Enter parking lot from Haynes Street. Rehearsals are at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Bob, 818-888-8345. sfvmchorus.com
Southern California Garden Club: Meeting includes a plant market and country store plus a specimen display, 9:30 a.m.; business meeting, 10 a.m.; Rosemary Ecker, club member and gardening consultant for the National Gardening Center, discusses “Fall in the Pollinator Garden,” 10:30 a.m.; Susie Vanderlip, a monarch butterfly conservationist, gives a talk “Monarch Butterflies,” 11 a.m. Bring-your-own lunch, noon. Masks required indoors. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino. 818-996-3530. www.socalgardenclub.org; www.facebook.com/southerncaliforniagardenclub
Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3bF2M9O. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 97941372867 and #. Voicemail, 818-971-9134. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.facebook.com/GTLNC. www.gtlnc.org/
Book Club for Adults with Studio City Branch Library – Online: Discusses “I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness” by Claire Vaye Watkins, 6:30 p.m. Request the online link in advance by email to email@example.com (put “Book Club for Adults” in the subject line). 12511 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3Sc89ju
Pacoima Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3xjlcql. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 83455301741 and # (agenda details: bit.ly/3Bkd0Z7). www.pacoimanc.com
Ask the Doctor Night – Online: National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys present guest speaker Dr. Chris Atkins speaking on “The Food We Eat and Depression,” 7-8:45 p.m., online on Zoom. The doctor is joining the meeting from the east coast. Join the meeting here: bit.ly/3bMNm1Y. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 81835523630 and # and Pass Code: 692327. Information for resources on mental health, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: dmh.lacounty.gov. Information about the local NAMI group and their support groups, www.namisfv.org. www.namisfv.org/calendar_main
Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom and by phone. Voicemail, 818-527-2913. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. nenc-la.org/
Studio City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/2U2pkLx. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 97198762934 and #. Voicemail, 818-655-5400. Email: email@example.com. www.facebook.com/StudioCityNC. www.studiocitync.org
Cover to Cover Book Club at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library – In-person: Discusses “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacy Abrams, 6 p.m. 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details: bit.ly/3ScpIzI
Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.northridgesouth.org
San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Cinematographer and author Sven Kirsten discusses “In Search of Tiki: Discovering a Lost Culture in Your Own Backyard,” 7 p.m. The meeting is held outdoors. Free admission/donations appreciated. Meeting at Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810. www.sfvhs.com. www.facebook.com/sfvhs
Canoga Park Women’s Club Football Bingo Night: The fun evening with a football-theme, 6 p.m. Fun dress code: wear a team jersey. Event includes chili and cornbread dinner. Admission $20, includes one book of 10 games; $5 for each extra book. Glass of beer or wine, $4 donation; $1 for soft drinks and water. Reservations are required. The group’s clubhouse, 7401 Jordan Ave. (at Valerio Street). Cyndy Keeley, 818-437-2232. Email: email@example.com
KidneysQuest Fall Health and Wellness Family Festival: Event includes early childhood health screenings and children’s activities, resource center for seniors, free Covid-19 vaccinations, business and resources vendors and workshops on CPR, first aid, fitness and meditation and health topics with questions and answers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Vida Mobile Clinic is the sponsor. San Fernando Recreation Park and Aquatic Center, 208 Park Ave., San Fernando. 818-521-6348. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.kidneysquestfoundation.org
Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library: Presentation on “Hidden Los Angeles – Carroll Avenue,” 6:15 p.m. online. Make a reservation on eventbrite for the link here: bit.ly/3qPV57u. Library, 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3eTXWty.
Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Find out what’s new in the needlearts world, 9:30 a.m. Make a reservation to attend through the email. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email: email@example.com. www.channelislandsega.org
Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “City of Lies” by Victoria Thompson, 6:30 p.m. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: bit.ly/3BW8emd
Charity and Volunteer
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking blood donors and volunteers for Transportation Specialists (www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood.html) and also Disaster Action Team Member (www.redcross.org/volunteer/disaster-action-team.html).
Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies, volunteerscleaningcommunities.com
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at email@example.com. 818-713-3708.
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