A view from the San Fernando Valley: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo quarrel in statue form on the square in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. Busts of Fred and Ethel Mertz are meters away, meaning the couples are still neighbors. (Photo by David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin / 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.
Sun Valley Branch Library Book Club: Review “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trvor Noah at 4:45 pm. August 9. Request the zoom link in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-club-5
Briefing on the planned redesign of the departure procedures at Van Nuys Airport: Los Angeles World Airports will host the Zoom meeting on August 9th from 6pm to 9pm. Register in advance here: bit.ly/3xVyEju
North Hills East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. August 9. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3nauizC. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 83160320531 and press #. Agenda includes; Adjustment of planning, seat of committee chairmen and vacant seats. Voicemail, 818-672-6674. nordhillseast.org
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. August 9. Take part in the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3fBnlG4. By phone, 833-548-0282, use the ID: 85140543942 and press #. Voicemail, 818-503-2399. www.shermanoaksnc.org
Northridge West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6.15 p.m., August 10. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/2WWpW3A. By phone, use 669-900-9128 and ID: 94115763566 and press #. Voicemail, 818-697-0639. Email: [email protected] nordridgewest.org
Winnetka Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for August 10th at 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda on the website how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. winnetkanc.com
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6.15 p.m. August 11th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3uN9Ho1. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 94783511596 and press #. Voicemail, 818-217-0279. prnc.org
North Hollywood Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. August 11th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3jt0MV7. Call 877-853-5257 and use ID: 84002480226 and press #. www.nohonc.org
North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. August 11th. Attend the Zoom meeting here: zoom.us and use the ID: 88015164562. Call 669-900-6833 and use the ID and press #. Voicemail, 818-446-6469. Email: [email protected] nohowest.org
Book club with branch library Pacoima: Review “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes at 6.30pm on August 11th. Request the Zoom link by emailing [email protected] (put “Book Club August 11” in the subject line). bit.ly/3jubFGe
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on August 11th. 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 at 7:00 p.m. August 11th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/37qFsd6. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 85757507556 and press #. Email: [email protected] www.nhnenc.org
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 7:00 p.m. August 11th. Take part in the Zoom meeting here: https://bit.ly/34LG1gi. Call 888-475-4499 and use ID: 91892785703 and press #. Voicemail, 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org
Van Nuy’s Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 7:00 p.m. August 11th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3g4f3Yl. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 83366296988 and press #. Voicemail, 818-533-8662. Email: [email protected] www.vnnc.org
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: California Native Container Plants, with Flora Ito, 8:30 am to 9:45 am, Aug 12 (in person; $ 25; bit.ly/2VaiggC). “Basics of Native Plant Maintenance,” a tour and discussion with Erik Blank, 8:30 am to 9:30 am, August 26th (in person; $ 15; bit.ly/3lf3v76). Clipper Maintenance, with Louise Guerin, 9:00 am, Aug 28 (in person; bring your own clipper to practice; $ 20; bit.ly/37qndEK). Pre-register for all courses. For classes on August 12th and 26th: Read the dress instructions for classes held outdoors that involve walking on steep and uneven surfaces for up to an hour. The foundation’s day-care center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an appointment reservation (see website). 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org
A major reader discussion with the West Valley Regional Branch Library: The group will discuss “Fuzzy Mud” by Louis Sachar, with guest speaker Cameron Geller from USC-Irvine, who addresses the science in the book with an emphasis on microbial variants and mutations, 4pm. 12. August. Register in advance: bit. ly / 2U0JlCD. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-discussion-science-theme
NoHo book club: Discuss a favorite book of your choice, 8/10/13. Request the zoom link at least two days in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (in the subject line “NoHo Book Club, 08/13”). Coming soon: The group will read “Paris to the Moon” by Alan Gopnik at 10 am on August 27th. bit.ly/3mC5rVc
Divorce workshop – telephone conversation: A family law attorney from the Law Collaborative in Woodland Hills will telephone to discuss the divorce process and issues, including state guidelines for child custody and support, financial, and tax issues on Aug. 14 at 10:00 am. For free. 609-663-5450. www.thelawcollaborative.com
Southern California Culinary Historians: A discussion on “Sushi before Sushi, Umami before Umami – The Hidden (Fermented) History of Japanese Food” by author Eric C. Rath (“Oishii – The History of Sushi”), 10:30 am. August 14th. For free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24 hours before the meeting): bit.ly/2WAnDq5. Email: [email protected] www.chsocal.org
Inner peace through meditation: Longtime meditator Doug Frankel presents a meditation technique at 11 a.m. August 14th. Register in advance by sending an email with your email address to Marc at [email protected] (in the subject line “August 14th Meditation”). Classes are offered on Zoom by the Platt Branch Library in Woodland Hills. bit.ly/3lIr9sK
Virtual Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discuss “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, 6:30 pm. August 16. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (include “Virtual Book Club, August 16” in the subject line). bit.ly/2XuA84m
Tuesday night online book club with the Calabasas library: Review “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell at 6:00 pm Aug 17th. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by emailing Barbara Lockwood at [email protected] (put “Online Tuesday Evening Book Club” in the subject). bit.ly/3xfNUXg
Wednesday morning book club in the Calabasas library: Review “Truman” by David McCullough at 11am on August 18. The meeting takes place in person and also on Zoom. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by emailing Karilyn Steward at [email protected] (put “Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject). 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. 818-225-7616. bit.ly/3C9xBiq
Book Club with the Granada Hills Branch Library: Review “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett at 1.30pm August 18th. Request the zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Book Club, August 18” in the subject line). bit.ly/3chQ3al
Adult book club with Studio City branch library: Review of “French Exit” by Patrick DeWitt at 6.30pm. 18. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing Emily at [email protected] (include “Book Club for Adults, Aug 18” in the subject line). bit.ly/2U9HOqF
Mental illness and substance abuse: Dr. John Tsuang, a member of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, discusses the topic at an online meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, 7-8:45 p.m. 18th of August. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bMNm1Y. By phone at 669-900-9128 and using the ID: 81835523630 and the passcode: 692327. Email: [email protected] www.namisfv.org; www.facebook.com/NAMISFV.ORG/
Santa Susana Rainwater Expert Panel: Hear an update on rainwater sampling on the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory during a Zoom webinar from 4pm to 6pm on August 19th. Questions about the meeting can be sent to the following address: [email protected] General questions about the site: [email protected] www.chatsworthcouncil.org
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.