A view from the San Fernando Valley: some Los Angeles city pools will be open until September 26, 2021, including the one in Northridge. In the photo, people are cooling off at the Northridge Park Aquatic Center on Monday June 14, 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.
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.
City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Swimming Pools Extended Data: The department has extended dates on selected pools that will remain open through September 26th. Pools in the San Fernando Valley include: Fernangeles in the Sun Valley; North Hollywood; North ridge; Reseda; Ritchie Valens in Pacoima; Sepulveda in the Panorama City; Sun valley; Sylmar; Valley Plaza in North Hollywood; Forest hill. Swimming pools and addresses here: www.laparks.org/aquatic/summer-pool
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on September 7th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282, use the ID: 98538834487 and press #. ghnnc.org
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6.15 p.m. on September 8th. Visit the website for information on attending the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voicemail, 818-217-0279. prnc.org
Book club with branch library Pacoima: Review “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America” by Erik Larson at 6:30 pm on September 8th. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Book Club, September 8” in the subject line). bit.ly/3jubFGe
North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for September 8th at 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda on the website how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. 818-446-6469. Email: [email protected] nohowest.org
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for September 8th at 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda on the website how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voicemail, 818-639-9444. whocouncil.org
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for September 8th at 7pm. Check the agenda on the website how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. Email: [email protected] www.nhnenc.org
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 7:00 p.m. September 8th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3fAW5Vi. Call 888-475-4499 and use ID: 91892785703 and press #. Voicemail, 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org
Van Nuy’s Neighborhood Council: Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller, will be the guest speaker at the boardroom meeting on September 8th at 7pm. For information on attending the Zoom meeting or by phone, see the agenda on the website. Voicemail, 818-533-8662. Email: [email protected] www.vnnc.org
NoHo book club: Participants discuss a book they liked at 10 a.m. on September 10th. Request the Zoom link at least two days in advance by emailing [email protected] (include “NoHo Book Club, September 19th” in the subject line). bit.ly/3mC5rVc
Los Angeles City Council Redistribution Commission – Citywide Community Public Hearing: Join the session by zoom or by phone to learn more about Los Angeles City Council Map redraws that may affect business owners and residents and to inform the commission of current resources and needs in an individual city council district, 10 11th Sept. Join the meeting here: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615454787#success. To listen to the meeting by phone, 669-254-5252, use the ID: 1615454787 and press #. To comment on your city council district: On the website, click Community Engagement, then click Community Interest Form. More information on redistribution: laccrc2021.org
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: “Right Plant, Right Place,” with Scott Cher, 1:00 pm, Sept 11 ($ 25; bit.ly/2W0TLDj). “Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens,” with Max Kanter, Sept. 18 at 1:00 pm ($ 25; bit.ly/3BcH5YT). 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
Book Club with Sun Valley Branch Library: Review “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger, 4:45 pm-5:30pm (subject line). bit.ly/3eInneH
Burbank African Violet Society: Club member Gay Wilson is giving a hands-on workshop on “Transplanting Your African Violets” at 10 am on September 16th. The meeting also includes a raffle and a silent auction. 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 auxiliary parents or adoptive parents with a presentation by a team member from the Children’s Office and a foster parent, September 16 4-5pm. Request the link for the Zoom Live Meeting or an online presentation to learn at your own pace by emailing [email protected] 800-730-3933. Find out more about the non-profit organization founded in 1904 here: all4kids.org
Alzheimer’s Disease – Virtual Information for Caregivers and Relatives of People with Alzheimer’s Disease: Sun Valley Branch Library is partnering with Alzheimer’s LA to introduce a three-part series beginning with “Keeping Your Brain Healthy” at 5:30 pm, September 23rd. Coming soon: “Behavior and Alzheimer’s”, October 19; “Making Home Safe”, Nov 2nd. Request the link to the Zoom meeting by emailing Esther Barrera at [email protected] (put “Alzheimer’s series” in the subject line).
Cover to Cover Book Club with the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Review “The Storyied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin, 6pm). The library is in North Hills. bit.ly/2XeXARC
Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall: Sherman will discuss the latest on the Delta variant of Covid-19, economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, national infrastructure, Afghanistan, and other national issues that Congress is facing, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Make a reservation and ask a question: bradsherman.house. gov / cvrsvp. Join the call here: 877-229-8493 and use the PIN code: 13402. sherman.house.gov
Northridge Women’s Club: The group is hosting a bingo and lunch event on September 29th from 11am to 3pm. Cost $ 20 (a book of 10 games; bottled water, light lunch). Additional game books, $ 5 each. Reservations must be made in advance with a choice of ham, tuna or turkey sandwiches. The club is located at 18401 Lassen St., Northridge. Irene, 818-344-3333.
Food campaign for CSUN Food Pantry: The First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills Community Concerns Committee is holding a non-perishable food campaign on September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and September 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. near the grocery pantry at Cal State University in Northridge Topping up benefits students who do not have a high income for food during school time. Current needs: canned food and dry packaging such as pasta; also hygiene items such as soap, women’s products and shampoos. No glass containers. 10400 Zelzah Avenue, Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org/outreach. More details on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/fpcgh
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.
Clear the Shelters – A campaign by NBC4 / KNBC and Telemundo 52 / KVEA: The annual event, which focuses on pet adoption at animal shelters and a fundraiser, has started and will run through September 19. Online monetary donations go to food, supplies and medical care for animal shelter (donation partner is Greater Good Charities; donation to a rescue group or to an animal shelter here: bit.ly/3DhyMwH). Subaru is the local sponsor and Hill’s Pet Nutrition is the national sponsor of the campaign. Further details and an interactive map for designated animal shelters: nbcla.com/cleartheshelters or telemundo52.com/desocuparlosalbergues
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected] 818-713-3708.