San Fernando Valley community meeting, Nov. 29-Dec. 6 – Daily news

A look from the San Fernando Valley: There were 52 graduates and two female graduates in the 2021-1 class of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Graduates hugged after completing LAFD Recruit Academy Class 2021-1 at LAFD Valley Recruit Training Academy 81 in Panorama City, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, 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.

November 29th

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.

Dec 1

Book Club with Chatsworth Branch Library: Discusses “Mr. Dickens and His Carol ”by Samantha Silva, 1.30 p.m. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject“ Book Club ”). Details: bit.ly/3sFPfnW

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. For information on attending the meeting via Zoom or by phone, please see the agenda page on the website. Voicemail, 818-464-3511. Email: [email protected] or [email protected] www.chatsworthcouncil.org/

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Join the session on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/93626962330#success. By phone, 669-900-9128, use the ID: 93626962330 and press #. Voicemail, 818-779-9026. lakebalboanc.org

2. December

West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. For information on attending the meeting via Zoom or by phone, please see the agenda page on the website. Voicemail, 818-254-9378. www.westhillsnc.org

December 8th

Mystery Book Club with West Valley Regional Branch Library: Reviewing “Red Harvest” by Dashiell Hammett, 10:30 am Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Mystery Book Club” in the subject). The library is located at Vanowen Str. 19036, Reseda. Details: bit.ly/3fwaxBz

Los Angeles River Green Infrastructure Project – Update: LA Sanitation and Environment and Los Angeles City Councilor Bob Blumenfield discuss the project, which affects Canoga Park, Reseda, Winnetka and Woodland Hills. Reserve the online talk in advance here: www.eventbrite.com/e/la-river-green-infrastructure-project-registration-211553501217

9 Dec

Bob Blumenfield’s Vacation Trip: The Los Angeles City Councilor for District 3 will hold a meeting and donation submission from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 9th. Donation requirement: new, unpackaged toys; new socks; jackets and blankets worn with care; Hygiene projects; long-life canned food and dry food. Event is rain or shine. Reservations requested here: tinyurl.com/cd3HolidayRSVP. Warner Park, Band Clam, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-774-4330.

Dec 10

NoHo book club: Discusses “West of Eden: An American Place” by Jean Stein, 10 am Request the zoom link at least two days in advance by email to [email protected] (put “NoHo Book Club” in the subject line) . The library is located at 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Details: bit.ly/3mC5rVc

Current events Non-fiction book club with branch library Studio City: At lunchtime, discusses “The Secret Life of Groceries” by Benjamin Lorr. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing Emily at [email protected] (put “Current Events Nonfiction Book Club” in the subject line). Details: bit.ly/3nOuBQB

15th December

Wednesday morning book club with Calabasas library: Review “The Mountains Sing” by Nguyen Phan Que Mai, 11am. Request the zoom link in advance from Karilyn Steward at [email protected] (put “Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject). Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1

Charity

Guide dogs of America: Potential applicants had to volunteer in December and January to look after a guide dog or a service dog puppy in training. Find out more about an upcoming online program, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. December 11 and register here: www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4aa9ac2ba2f49-dec. Stephanie Colman, 818-833-6447 or email: [email protected]

Vacation clothing and shoe wear from Flair Cleaners: During the 19th annual event, donate carefully used or new clothes and shoes by December 31st. Drop off items at Flair Cleaners: 4060 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City (818-761-3282); 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia (661-753-9900); 720 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica (310-395-9354). Call after the store is open; Return items to the shop. The items will be donated to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and Helping Hands for the Blind. www.flaircleaners.com

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

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