San Fernando Valley Community Meeting, Nov. 15-22 November – Daily News

A view from the San Fernando Valley: San Fernando Police Sgt. Walter Dominguez carries the “Flame of Hope” torch with Gerardo De la Cerda, 33, left, who competed in 21 Special Olympics when she did the Law Enforcement torch relay for the Special Olympics of Southern California at O’Melveny Elementary School in San. Fernando will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. (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.

15th of November

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.

Thanksgiving crafts: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library presents the young adult librarian Elysse Barrere, who shows step by step the making of a turkey napkin holder and a leaf project to decorate a table or as a place card, 6:15 p.m. on zoom. Register here in advance: bit.ly/31AkoRU

Reseda neighborhood council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3wEMJRN. By phone at 877-853-5257 and using the ID: 84974428499 and #. Email: [email protected] resedacouncil.org

November 16

Tuesday night book club with Calabasas library: Discussion about “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich, 6 pm Request the zoom link in advance by emailing Barbara Lockwood at [email protected] (subject “Tuesday Evening Book Club”). Details here: bit.ly/3pLKag1

Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Join the session on Zoom here: bit.ly/3c3J8E9. By phone at 877-853-5257 and using the ID: 81598759566 and #. https://arletanc.org/

Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall: The Congressman will discuss the national infrastructure and “Build Back Better” laws and what they mean for the San Fernando Valley, the latest information on the Covid-19 pandemic and the problems facing Congress. 7 p.m. Sherman will also answer questions from voters in San Fernando The 30th Congressional District of Valley. To make a reservation or ask a question, use bradsherman.house.gov/cvrsvp. Dial-in number for the town hall, 855-920-0548.

Greater Toluca Lake Area Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3nZDkjt. By phone at 669-900-9128 and using the ID: 97941372867 and #. Voicemail, 818-971-9134. Email: [email protected] www.gtlnc.org

November 17th

Wednesday morning book club with Calabasas library: Review “The Social Graces” by Renee Rosen, 11 am Request the zoom link in advance by emailing Karilyn Steward at [email protected] (put “Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject). Details here: bit.ly/3pLKag1

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Expert Speaker Night Online: Participate in a question-and-answer session on Law Enforcement and Mental Illness at 7:00 pm Guest speakers: Drs. Pietro ‘Piero’ D’Ingillo and José Navarro, law enforcement psychologists with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; Sgt. Kevin Tiwari from LASD; Senior Lead Officer Jasminka Jurisaga, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mental Evaluation Unit. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3bMNm1Y. By phone at 669-900-9128 and with ID: 81835523630 and passcode: 692327. Facebook: bit.ly/3Ce90Yt. Van Nuys-based organization website: www.namisfv.org/speaker_meetings

Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Check the agenda on the website to see how to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-527-2913. Email: [email protected] nenc-la.org

November 18

Burbank African Violet Society: Guest speaker Jeff Rosenbach discusses “The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging” at 10 am. The meeting also includes a learning laboratory, raffle, and silent auction tables. Little White Chapel Christian Church, Congregation Hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 661-940-3990. burbankafricanviolets.weebly.com

Children’s office – online guidance for parents: Learn how you can help children in the care system by becoming Resource Parents or Adoptive Parents, with a presentation by a Children’s Office team member and a foster parent, 4-5pm – your online presentation at your own pace by emailing Send to [email protected] 800-730-3933. Details on the orientations: www.all4kids.org/programs/family-foster-care-and-adoption. Find out more about the non-profit organization founded in 1904 here: all4kids.org

Foothill Trails District Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Check the agenda on the website to see how to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone. The Foothill Trails District includes Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. Voicemail, 818-353-2000. www.ftdnc.org

North Hills West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Check the agenda on the website to see how to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-903-2259. Email: [email protected] Facebook: bit.ly/35EJ5vK. www.nhwnc.net

November 19th

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: “California Native Container Plants,” with Flora Ito, 11am ($ 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

20th November

Chatsworth Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Social time, 9:30 am, followed by a meeting, 10 am Speaker Jen Tousey discusses “How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday”. Send an email to request a guest invite to Kathleen Schwartzman at [email protected] Masks are compulsory. Group information: chatsworth.californiadar.org

Charity

CSUN’s United We Serve fundraiser for families in need: The volunteer group collects new socks, underwear and board games that will be donated to MEND. Drop off of items, 11 am-2pm Wednesday-Thursday. Lot G4 on Zelzah Avenue between Nordhoff and Plummer Streets. Email: [email protected] More information here: bit.ly/3DdkMni

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.

Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected] 818-713-3708.

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