Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings in the San Fernando Valley.
Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. 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, ID and password and other information. 818-884-4013.
The Monuments Men and the Getty: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library present a talk by Getty Museum gallery teacher Lee Rubinstein on the topic of art stolen from Jewish families by the Nazis and where those works of art are today, 6:15 p.m. July 19. Free. Email: [email protected] Register in advance for the Zoom talk here: bit.ly/3wqYiLj
Caltrans In-person Hiring Event: Assemblymember Luz Rivas sponsors the event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20. Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. 562-692-0823. For information about the event, send an email to: [email protected] Assemblymember Rivas’s district office, 818-504-3911.
Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. July 20. Check the website for the agenda and how to join the meeting. arletanc.org
Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. July 20. Join the meeting on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97941372867. Voice mail, 818-971-9134. Email: [email protected] www.gtlnc.org
Book Club with Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1:30 p.m. July 21. Request the Zoom meeting link to [email protected] Put “Book Club” in the subject line. bit.ly/3chQ3al
Online Film Fanatics from Calabasas Library: Discusses “The Proud Rebel” (1958, directed by Michael Curtiz), 6 p.m. July 21. Author and film scholar Alan K. Rode (“Michael Curtiz – A Life in Film”) joins the discussion with comments and answers question. Request the Zoom link in advance from Karilyn Steward by email at [email protected] (put “film fanatics” in the subject line. Watch the movie on Kanopy ahead of the meeting (use your library card to access the film on the video platform from the library’s website here: bit.ly/3ruGlJw). www.cityofcalabasas.com/government/library; bit.ly/3ie0aCb
Book Club for Adults with Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Honestly, We Meant Well” by Grant Ginder, 6:30 p.m. July 21. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to Emily at [email protected] (put “Book Club for Adults” in the subject line). bit.ly/2U9HOqF
Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall: Sherman discusses economic recovery after COVID-19 pandemic, access to vaccines, protecting voter’s rights and other national issues, 7 p.m. July 21. Make a reservation and to submit a question in advance: bradsherman.house.gov/cvrsvp. Join the call here: 877-229-8493 and use Pin Code: 13402. sherman.house.gov
Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. July 21. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 818-527-2913. Email: [email protected]
Cover to Cover Book Club with Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez, 6 p.m. July 22. Request the Zoom meeting link to [email protected] Put “Cover to Cover Book Club” in the subject line. The regional branch library is in North Hills. bit.ly/2XeXARC
Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. July 22. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 818-833-8737. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org
San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker Mike Malone, a retired ranger with the National Park Service, discusses “Film History of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” 7 p.m. July 22. Mask-wearing preferred. Andrés Pico Adobe, courtyard, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard junction of Sepulveda). The society’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/SFVHS. www.sfvhs.com
NoHo Book Club with North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Discusses “Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York” by Francis Spufford, 10 a.m. July 23. Send a request for the Zoom link at least two days in advance by email to [email protected] bit.ly/3mC5rVc
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants classes: “Seed Science and Spirit,” a workshop on saving native plant seeds, with Genevieve Arnold and Kat High, 9 a.m.-noon July 24 ($40; at the foundation; see Covid-19 rules; bit.ly/3yWSZVq). “Botany for Gardeners,” a three-part Zoom class, with Valerie Wong, 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 29, Aug. 5 and 12 ($100; bit.ly/3xKEcNp). Register in advance for classes. The foundation’s nursery is open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday with a time slot reservation (see the website). 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org
Granada Hills Woman’s Club: “It’s Bunco Time,” a bunco party and luncheon, 1 p.m. July 25. Doors open, 12:30 p.m. Pre-paid reservations required, $25 (mail a check in that amount, payable to Granada Hills Woman’s Club; mailing address: Granada Hills Woman’s Club, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344). Yolanda, 818-363-9844.
Adult Science Fiction Book Club with Lake View Terrace Branch Library: Discusses “Sisters of the Vast Black” by Lina Rather, 2 p.m. July 26. Minimum age: 18. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to Marissa at [email protected] (put “Adult Science Fiction Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3ktEODD
Virtual Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 6:30 p.m. July 26. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to [email protected] (put “Virtual Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/2XuA84m
Classics Book Club with Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole, 1:30 p.m. July 28. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to [email protected] bit.ly/3fdzw96
Mystery and Thriller Book Club with Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Templars’ Last Secret” by Martin Walker, 6:30 p.m. July 28. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to Emily at [email protected] (put “Mystery and Thriller Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/2Vy8tP1
American Red Cross-Los Angeles Region: The organization is calling for blood donations, particularly type O and giving platelets. Search for a donation site and schedule an appointment here: www.redcrossblood.org. Or call, 800-733-2767.
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected] 818-713-3708.
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