Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 18-25 – Daily News

A view from the San Fernando Valley: Lumbee Tribe member Eric Hernandez performs a Native American Hoop Dance during California State University Northridge’s Carnaval event. The event celebrated the world’s diversity and CSUN’s multicultural community and was held on campus at the University Student Union in Northridge, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, 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 18

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

Secrets of the San Fernando Valley: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library along with Valley Relics Museum presents an online talk by museum founder Tommy Gelinas, 6:15 pm April 18. Register in advance for the link on Zoom. Email: shermanoaksfriendsofthelibrary@gmail.com. Register here: bit.ly/3uTX3Wl

Reseda Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3rtKRL7. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 84974428499 an #. Email: info@resedacouncil.org. resedacouncil.org/latest/

April 19

Online Evening Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, 6 pm Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to Barbara Lockwood at blockwood@calabasaslibrary.org (Put “Online Evening Book Club” in the subject line). Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1

Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3KOzfda. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 85895097741 and #. arletanc.org

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3nZDkjt. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 97941372867 and #. Voicemail, 818-971-9134. Email: info@gtlnc.org. www.gtlnc.org

April 20

Online Wednesday Morning Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick, 11 am Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to Karilyn Steward at ksteward@calabasaslibrary.org (Put “Online Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject line). Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1

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 meeting 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

Pacoima Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 pm Joint the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3OeGhtP. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 83455301741 and #. Voice mail, 747-225-1781. pacoimanc.com

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

Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 pm Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 818-527-2913. Email: info@nenc-la.org. nenc-la.org

Studio City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 pm Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/2U2pkLx. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 97198762934 and #. Voice mail, 818-655-5400. www.studiocitync.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

Book Club with Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library: Discusses “The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir” by Thi Bui, 4:15 pm Request the Zoom link in advance by email to rgonzales@lapl.org (Put “Book Club” in the subject line). 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-352-4481. Details: bit.ly/3ElK97F

Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 pm April 21. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting. The council includes the communities of Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills and La Tuna Canyon. 818-353-2000. www.ftdnc.org

North Hills West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 pm Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting. Voice mail, 818-903-2259. Email: board@nhwnc.net. www.nhwnc.net

April 22

NoHo Book Club: Discusses “The Court Dancer” by Kyung-Sook Shin, 10 am Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to nohlwd@lapl.org (put “Book Club” in the subject line). North Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. Details: bit.ly/3KLZGQP

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

The Care Concert: Rock Cellar Productions presents the benefit for the Get Together Foundation, 7:30 pm April 23. Performers include the 1960s band Strawberry Alarm Clock and a “One-Hit Wonders” show by the Tribe (see website for singers and musicians). Tickets $40 in advance or $50 at the door (general admission tickets have entry at 6:30 pm for silent auction); $150 VIP includes early entry at 6 pm and first chance at the silent auction. Live auction during the show. Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 818-727-7884. gettogetherfoundation.com

April 25

Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel, 6:30 pm Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to shrmno@lapl.org (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3xtTZmA

April 27

Disaster Preparedness Town Hall: United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley Region present a panel discussion on the topic, 4:30-6 pm Register in advance for the Zoom meeting link here: bit.ly/37g4b7K. Details on speakers and other information: bit.ly/3xMl98D. www.unitedchambers.org/ucc-current-events/

May 1

Classic Chevys of Southern California Car Show: The 39th annual event includes a display of all makes and models of cars and trucks, 7 am-3 pm May 1. Event also includes a scale-model car show, a silent auction, bake sale, raffles and vendors. Free admission. To show a car at the event $35 before/day of show (call, email or check the website for how to enter). Event is a fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio Boys Town. Boys Town sells a barbecue lunch. 21000 Plummer St., Chatsworth. 818-360-9025. Email: yesterdayschevys@gmail.com. classicchevysofsocal.com

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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