San Fernando Valley Community Meeting, Oct.4-11 – Daily News

The Little Landers Historical Society is holding a discussion on “Neon, A Light History” at Bolton Hall on Commerce Avenue in Tujunga on October 9th. (Google Street View)

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.

Student zone after-school homework center: Pupils in grades K-12 can request help with homework or technical assistance from trained helpers at the center from Monday to Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. www.facebook.com/SunValleyBranch; www.lapl.org/branches/sun-valley

Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting is scheduled for October 4th at 7pm. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone. www.facebook.com/GVGRat; greatvalleyglencouncil.org

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for October 4th at 7pm. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: [email protected] www.mhnconline.org

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct 5th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282, use the ID: 98538834487 and press #. Email: [email protected]nnc.org. ghnnc.org

San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6, followed by a meeting, 12:30 p.m. Reservations, for a people count by 11 a.m. Oct 4, by email or phone to Bob Stiles: [email protected] Lunch is at your own expense. Lulus Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys. Bob Stiles, 818-887-7698.

Book Club with Chatsworth Branch Library: Review Lisa Wingate’s “The Book of Lost Friends” at 1.30pm. Oct 6. Request the zoom link in advance from [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). www.laplchatsworthfriends.org/calendar.html

San Fernando American Legionary Post 176: Swiss Post holds weekly “Patriot Bingo” games from 5 pm on October 6th. Call for more information. Pico Str. 602, San Fernando. 818-336-6776. www.americanlegionsfpost176.org

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on October 6th. Check the agenda on the website how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voicemail, 818-464-3511. Emails: [email protected] and [email protected] www.chatsworthcouncil.org

Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Guest speaker Julie “Jamie” Uyehara, Angeles National Forest Resource Officer, will speak about the Penny Pines reforestation program at 10am on October 7th. The gardening club regularly donates $ 68 to the program (for information on Penny Pines see: bit.ly/3u758WC). Wearing a mask is required. Little White Chapel Christian Church, Congregation Hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. Anne White, 818-434-3616. Email: [email protected]

The People Facing the Sun – A conversation about environmental sustainability with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians: Burbank Public Library will present the talk on October 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Speakers: Rudy Ortega Jr., Tribal President; Pamela Villaseñor, Director of the Health and Social Department of Fernandeño Tataviam; Journalist Jon Christensen. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link: bit.ly/3Ergc5L. Discussion details here: bit.ly/3zkm3WM

West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for October 7th at 7pm. See the agenda on the website for how to attend the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voicemail, 818-254-9378. www.westhillsnc.org

NoHo Book Club with North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Discuss a book of your choice at 10am. Oct 8. Request the link at least two days in advance by e-mail to [email protected] (state “NoHo Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3mC5rVc

Current events Non-fiction book club with branch library Studio City: Review “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather C. McGhee, noon. 8th October. Request the link in advance by emailing Emily at [email protected] (see “Current Events Nonfiction.). Book Club ”in the subject line). bit.ly/3nOuBQB

American University Women’s Association, Glendale Branch: Guest speaker Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener and advisor at the University of California, discusses “Container Gardening” at 9 o’clock on October 9th at a meeting on Zoom. To receive the meeting zoom link, send an email request to Laura Guillory at [email protected] (with your full name and email address) by October 5th. glendale-ca.aauw.net

Southern California Culinary Historians: Culinary historian and historical chef Pamela Cooley will speak about “Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the First American Cookbook” at 10:30 am on October 9th. For free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24 hours before the meeting): bit.ly/3m9LpSH. Email: [email protected] www.chsocal.org

Neon – a story of light: The Little Landers Historical Society presents Dydia DeLyser, PhD, and Paul Greenspan discussing neon signs and their impact on urban change, 1 p.m. 9th October. Free entry; $ 3 donation valued. Bolton Hall, 10110 Trade Street, Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected] Boltonhall.org

Book club with branch library Pacoima: Review “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan at 6:30 pm Oct 13. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject). bit.ly/3jubFGe

NoHo neighborhood council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct 13th Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3F5QiVD. By phone at 877-853-5257 and using ID: 88987586647. Email: [email protected] www.nohonc.org

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: “Native Plant Garden Maintenance,” with Katherine Pakradouni, October 10th at 12 noon ($ 35; bit.ly/3mcllq4). “California Native Container Plants,” with Flora Ito, 4-5:15 p.m. October 20 ($ 35; bit.ly/2YeRULZ). “Wild by Nature: Seeds for Spring Wild Flowers,” with Genevieve Arnold, 1.30pm-3.30pm October 23 ($ 35; bit.ly/3D1tQv6). 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

Cover to Cover Book Club with the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama at 6:00 pm Oct 28. Request the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Cover to Cover Book Club” in the subject line). The library is in North Hills. bit.ly/2XeXARC

Book Club at Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Review “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann, 6:30 pm Oct 28th. Request the zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3kVOhmV

CHARITY

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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