A View from the San Fernando Valley: Mayor Eric Garcetti visits the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant Reservoir in Granada Hills for a press conference on relocating imported water resources to help with drought conditions on Tuesday October 5, 2021. The reservoir is covered with 96 million plastic shadow balls to reduce evaporation. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)
Community meetings bring people together to exchange ideas and unforgettable shared experiences. Here is a selection of meetings in the San Fernando Valley.
Wings over Wendys: Veterans of all services and ages and their supporters meet every Monday of the month from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. The group is currently also offering the meetings on Zoom. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds for the Zoom link, ID and password, and other information. 818-884-4013.
Encore Adult Education Program for the Elderly – Pierce College: Classes include arts, current events, sports, finance, literature, and music, among others. 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-710-2561. Email: [email protected]. Find and register courses: piercecollege.edu/encore
Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting at 7:00 p.m. November 1st. Join the Zoom session here: bit.ly/3vUVw27. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 83248135418 and press #. www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org
Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for November 1st at 7pm. Check the agenda on the website how to join the meeting through Zoom or by phone. 818-869-4577. Email: [email protected]. www.mhnconline.org
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2nd Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282, use the ID: 98538834487 and press #. Email: [email protected]. ghnnc.org
San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ Association: Lunch at 11.30 a.m. on November 3rd, followed by a meeting at 12.30 p.m. Reservations, for a head count, by 11am, by email or phone to Bob Stiles: grstiles1070 @ sbcglobal. Network. Lunch is at your own expense. Lulus Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys. Bob Stiles, 818-887-7698.
Book Club with Chatsworth Branch Library: Review “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides, ”1:30 pm Nov 3rd. Request the zoom link in advance by emailing email@example.com (put“ Book Club ”in the subject line). bit.ly/3sFPfnW
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on November 3rd. Check the agenda on the website how to join the meeting through Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-464-3511. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]. www.chatsworthcouncil.org
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 7pm on November 3rd. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3eXnU9O. By phone, 669-900-9128, use the ID: 93626962330 and press #. Voicemail, 818-779-9026. Email: [email protected]. lakebalboanc.org
Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Guest speaker Steve Gerischer (Owner of Larkspur Garden Design and Vice President of the Southern California Horticulture Society) will speak about “A Year in the Rose Garden” at 10am on November 4th. Mask requirement for participation. Congregation Hall of Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. Anne White, 818-434-3616. Email: [email protected]
Danny Trejo – Book Review: Trejo will discuss his memoir “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood” with co-author Donal Logue at 4pm on November 4th. See the library on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary; or on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/losangeleslibrary. Details about the talk here: bit.ly/3Gctvbm
Night of Remembrance – Cancer Support Community Valley / Ventura / Santa Barbara: A virtual event with music and poetry and personal memories of relatives who have died from cancer, 6 pm-7pm. November 4th. Pre-register for the zoom link here: www.cancersupportvvsb.org/night-of-remembrance-2/. More information at 805-379-4777. Email: [email protected]. www.cancersupportvvsb.org
Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. November 4th. Check the agenda on the website how to join the meeting through Zoom or by phone. ghsnc.org
West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is planned for November 4th. Voicemail, 818-254-9378. westhillsnc.org
Mystery Book Club with West Valley Regional Branch Library: Review Jane Harper’s The Lost Man at 10:30 am November 10th. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Mystery Book Club” in the subject line). The library is in Reseda. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/west-valley-mystery-book-club-0
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Throughout the Cancer Experience – A Virtual Conversation: Simms / Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology will hold discussion for patients and caregivers, 3:30 p.m.-4: 30 p.m., Nov. 10. Speakers: Mark Buchanan, an ordained chaplain, and Greg Flaxman, a clinical social worker, moderated by Deepika Chopra, PhD. Register in advance for the talk on Zoom: bit.ly/3nVIHRV. Information on the Simms / Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology here: www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu
Granada Hills Woman’s Club Be Your Own Star Gala Event: Join the group for lunch that includes entertainment by the Sidewalk Singers, a silent auction, door prices, and vendors, 10 am-2pm. November 12th. Reservations and payment are required by November 8th. Cost was $ 60. Make a check at Granada Hills Woman’s Club and mail it to Granada Hills Woman’s Club, c / o Yolanda Petroski, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344 (write Chicken or Salmon on the check for your lunch). The event will be held at the Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Northridge. For more information, Janie Jaquez, 818-400-5124 or Yolanda, 818-363-9844.
NoHo Book Club with North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Discuss a book of your choice that you think others would like on Zoom, 10 a.m. line). The library is located at 5211 Tujunga Ave. Details here: bit.ly/3mC5rVc
Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women: Guest speaker Michelle Jocson, Stroke Program Manager for the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Neuroscience Institute at Adventist Health Glendale, will speak on Stroke Recognition and Latest Treatments at 9:00 am on November 13th at a meeting on Zoom. Email a request to receive the meeting zoom link to Laura Guillory at [email protected] by November 9 (with your full name and email address). glendale-ca.aauw.net
Divorce workshop – a call-in conversation: A family law attorney from the Law Collaborative in Woodland Hills will discuss the divorce process and issues, including state child custody and support guidelines, financial and tax issues, at 10 a.m., Nov. 13. For free. Call: 609-663-5450. www.thelawcollaborative.com
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: “Right Plant, Right Place”, with Katie Tilford, November 16, 6 pm (class is zoomed; registration and payment here: bit.ly/30SUZCD). “California Native Container Plants,” with Flora Ito, 11am on November 19 ($ 35; bit.ly/30G1SqD). Pre-register for all courses. Read the clothing instructions for classes held outdoors that involve walking on steep and uneven surfaces for up to an hour. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org
Tuesday night book club with Calabasas library: Discusses “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich, 6:00 pm. Details here: bit.ly/3pLKag1
Wednesday morning book club with Calabasas library: Review “The Social Graces” by Renee Rosen at 11am. Details here: bit.ly/3pLKag1
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: The organization calls for blood donations, especially blood donations, and gives out platelets. Find a donation page here and make an appointment: www.redcrossblood.org. Or call at 800-733-2767.
VisionWalk – Fighting Blindness Foundation: A family-friendly walk to raise awareness and resources for the group funding research on retinal degenerative disease, 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 6 (registration on site). Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. Register here in advance (as an individual, join a team or found a team): https://give.fightingblindness.org/event/los-angeles-visionwalk-2021/e323519. On the day of the walk, a Walk T-shirt with a donation of US $ 100 will be presented. Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica. 310-569-0893. Michele Goldfarb-Shapiro at [email protected]
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected]. 818-713-3708.