San Fernando Valley Community Meeting, Nov. 3-10 January – Daily News

A view from the San Fernando Valley: Martina Turner will open her shop My Creative Outlet at 21758 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth on Wednesday 8 December 2021. The location was used as an arcade in a scene in the 2021 film “Licorice Pizza. ”(Photo by Dean Musgrove, 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.

January 3rd

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.

Mystery Book Club with Woodland Hills Branch Library: Join the group to discuss popular and new mystery books – classics, cozies, and thrillers – 4:00 pm Request the zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Mystery Book Club ”in the subject line). 22200 Ventura Blvd. 818-226-0017. Details here: bit.ly/327aqIi

January 4th

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone at 833-548-0282 and using the ID: 98538834487 and #. Email: [email protected] ghnnc.org

January 5th

Book Club with the Chatsworth Branch Library: The group hosts an “Open Forum” to discuss favorite books that they think others would like, 1:30 p.m. Request the zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (set You “Book Club” in the subject). 21052 Devonshire St. Details here: bit.ly/32f75Hj

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. Emails: [email protected]; [email protected] www.chatsworthcouncil.org

Health Matters Book Club with the Pacoima Branch Library: Discussion about “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, 6:30 pm Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject: “Health Matters Book Club”). 13605 Van Nuys Boulevard. 818-899-5203. Details here: bit.ly/33W6JFV

6th January

Granada Hills South 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. www.facebook.com/ghsnc; ghsnc.org

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.facebook.com/WestHillsNC; www.westhillsnc.org

January 8th

Telephone workshop divorce: 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 concerns, at 10 a.m. For free. 609-663-5450. www.thelawcollaborative.com

Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women: Guest speaker Andy Winnick discusses “A Look at the Real Causes of Current Inflation” and “How the Current Attack on American Democracy is ingrained in our Constitution and a gift from the elites who wrote it,” at a meeting at 10am Zooming. Winnick is retired vice president of academic affairs and professor of economics and statistics at Cal State Los Angeles. Email a request to receive the meeting zoom link to Laura Guillory by Jan 4th at [email protected] (include your full name and email address). Glendale-ca.aauw.net

I went to Yemen for the food, yes the food: Culinary Historians of Southern California will be giving a talk on the subject by Charles Perry at 10.30am Pre-register to get the zoom link here: bit.ly/3EEqTRh. www.chsocal.org

Little Landers Historical Society: The association presents a demonstration of a documentary about the musical instrument theremin, “Theremin – an Electronic Odyssey”, 1 pm. The film is followed by a question-and-answer interview with filmmaker Steven M. Martin. It is possible to play the instrument. Entry is $ 3 donation. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected] Boltonhall.org

10. January

Book Club with Sun Valley Branch Library: Discussion about “Mexican Gothic” by Silivia Moreno-Garcia, 4: 45-5: 30 pm Request the Google Meet link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject “Book Club”). 7935 Vineland Avenue 818-764-1338. Details here: bit.ly/2XJ1Xoh

Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library – Discovering the World Around Us Series: Guest speakers are storytellers from YARN Australia’s Original Sovereign Nations of Australia who share their culture and stories. 6.15 p.m. Email: [email protected] Details on YARN Australia, www.yarnaustralia.com

Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. For information on how to join the meeting by zoom or phone, see the agenda page on the website. greatvalleyglencouncil.org

11th January

Book Club with Northridge Branch Library: Discussed “Giver of Stars” by JoJo Moyes, 1:30 pm. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 9051 Darby Avenue 818-886-3640. Details here: bit.ly/30XEJ3C

January 12th

Mystery Book Club with West Valley Regional Branch Library: Review of “A Gentleman’s Murder” by Christopher Huang, 10.30 am The author should take part in the discussion. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (put “Mystery Book Club” in the subject line). 19036 Vanowen Str., Reseda. 818-345-9806. Details here: bit.ly/3E6CQyU

Matchday and Potluck with Northridge Woman’s Club: The group invites prospective members to their first event of the new year, 11 am-3pm Free, but prior reservation is required. Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St. Contact Irene Strauss, 818-344-3333. The philanthropic and social club, whose goal is to improve the community, is looking for new members. Contact Carol Scali about Membership at 818-984-7228 or email [email protected]

Book club with the Pacoima branch library: Review of the novel “The Paper Palace” by Miranda Cowley Heller, 6.30 p.m. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject “Book Club”). On the second Wednesday of the month, the book club reads fiction and non-fiction. 13605 Van Nuys Boulevard. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/pacoima-book-club

January 14th

NoHo book club: Participants discuss books that they liked and which others might like, 10 o’clock request the zoom link at least two days in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject: “NoHo Book Club”). 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood. Details, and also information about the book discussion on January 28, here: bit.ly/3mC5rVc

Current events Non-fiction book club with branch library Studio City: Review “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou, noon. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing Emily at [email protected] (put “Current Events Nonfiction Book Club” in the subject line). 12511 Moorparkstr. 818-755-7873. www.lapl.org/branches/studio-city

15. January

Genealogy Garage – Find your Polish ancestors online via the Polish State Archives: Professional genealologist Ted Gostin will discuss the issue, 11 am-12:30pm. Check it out on Facebook of the Los Angeles Public Library here: www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary, or on the library’s YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/losangeleslibrary. Details about the lecture, bit.ly/3pGLuAi

January 19th

Book Club with the Granada Hills Branch Library: Discussion about “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, 1.30 p.m. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (subject “Book Club”). 10640 Petit Ave. Details here, bit.ly/3EGboIK

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

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