Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 11-18 – Daily News

A view from the San Fernando Valley: Construction on single family homes in Porter Ranch, CA. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Community meetings bring people together for an exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings in the San Fernando Valley.

April 11

Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 am every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering the meetings on Zoom. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds for the Zoom link and other information. 818-884-4013. www.wingsoverwendys.com

Book Club with Sun Valley Branch Library: Discusses “Afterparties: Stories” by Anthony Veasna So, 4:45-5:30 pm Request the Google Meet link by email to ebarrera@lapl.org (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 7935 Vineland Ave. Details here: bit.ly/3uMJEz1

North Hills East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: zoom.us/j/83160320531. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 83160320531 and #. Voicemail: 818-672-6674. northhillseast.org/

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: https://bit.ly/3nY4lEn. By phone, 833-548-0282 and use ID: 85140543942. Voice mail, 818-503-2399. www.shermanoaksnc.org/

April 12

Northridge West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:15 pm Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-446-6469. Email: board@northridgewest.org. northridgewest.org

Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 pm Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. www.svanc.com

Winnetka Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3gmB9UP and use Passcode: WNCBOARD. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 81541994845 and Password: 70345092. Email: board@winnetkanc.org. winnetkanc.com

April 13

Mystery Book Club with West Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Dry” by Jane Harper, 10:30 am-noon. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to wvalley@lapl.org (check “Mystery Book Club” in the subject line). 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda. Details: bit.ly/3LNTdVF

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology – Online Discussion: “Communication in the Cancer Context,” how to talk with your medical team, family/caregivers, 11 am Free. Details and to register in advance for the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/37oWCuZ. 310-794-6644. www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:15 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3uN9Ho1. By phone, 888-475-4499 or 669-900-6833 and use ID: 94783511596. Voice mail, 818-217-0279. Email: board@prnc.org. prnc.org

NoHo Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3LUZz5z. By phone, 877-853-5257 and use ID: 89229575089 and #. www.nohonc.org

NoHo West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3NUZWPf. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 86195263601 and #. Voice mail, 818-446-6469. Email: board@nohobest.org. nohobest.org

Woodland Hills–Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 pm Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-639-9444. whcouncil.org

North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3sStsK7. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 85757507556 and #. Email: board@nhnenc.org. www.nhnenc.org

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3fAW5Vi. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 91892785703 and #. Voice mail, 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3g4f3Yl. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 83366296988 and #. Voicemail, 818-533-8662. Email: info@vnnc.org. vnnc.org

April 14

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology – Online Discussion: “Turning Down the Volume on Worry – Managing Cancer-Related Anxiety,” 9 am Free. Details and to register in advance for the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3jhbtdB. 310-794-6644. www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu

April 16

Chatsworth Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Social time, 9:30 am, followed by a meeting, 10 am Speaker Brooke Stewart discusses “America the Beautiful and Other Beloved Songs in the American Songbook.” Send an email to request an invitation as a guest and the meeting location to Kathleen Schwartzman at chatsworthchapterdar@gmail.com. Masks optional. Information about the group, chatsworth.californiadar.org

April 20

Book Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett, 1:30-3 pm Request the Zoom meeting link in advance to grnhls@lapl.org (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3xf3XIf

Film Fanatics with Calabasas Library: Watch two moves in advance of the meeting at 6 pm by using your Calabasas Library or Los Angeles Public Library to access Hoopla. Films: “California Typewriter” (2016, documentary) and “King of California” (2007). Request the Zoom link in advance by email to Karilyn Steward at ksteward@calabasaslibrary.org (put “Film Fanatics” in the subject line). www.cityofcalabasas.com/government/library/links-resources/film-fanatics

Ask the Psychiatrist Night: National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys presented a question-and-answer session with Dr. Robert Dasher, from Olive View Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital, 7-8:45 pm, online on Zoom. Join the meeting here: bit.ly/3LqaULj. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 81835523630 and Passcode: 692327. Information about the local NAMI group and their support groups, www.namisfv.org

April 21

Burbank African Violet Society: The society’s president, Chris Hedberg, discusses “Grooming Your African Violets,” 10 am For the demonstration, bring one of your plants that needs the most grooming. The meeting includes silent auction tables and a raffle. Little White Chapel Christian Church, parish hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 661-940-3990. burbankafricanviolets.weebly.com

Climate Crisis – How Is Congress Responding?: League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles presents a talk on the subject by Jennifer Tyler, director of government affairs, Citizens Climate Lobby, and a former congressional staff member, 12:30 pm Request the link for the meeting on Zoom in advance by email to Natalie Berrios: adminassist@lwvlosangeles.org. www.lwvlosangeles.org

April 23

Earth Day Clean Up on Ventura Boulevard – Universal Studios to Valley Circle Boulevard: Volunteer to help clean up litter on a portion of Ventura Boulevard, 8:30-10:30 am (includes litter in alleys, bushes, curbs and streets). Volunteers will be assigned to areas and with a partner. Bring your own gloves and drink water; cleaning supplies will be provided. Event is organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Contact Jill Mather, jill@vcc.world. Register in advance from the link on the website here: volunteerscleaningcommunities.com/schedule-of-events

Charity and Volunteer

American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking volunteers for Transportation Specialists (www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood.html) and also Disaster Action Team Member (www.redcross.org/volunteer/disaster-action-team.html).

Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies, volunteerscleaningcommunities.com

Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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