Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 4-11

 

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

 

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.

Student Zone After-school Homework Center: Students in grades K-12 may ask for homework or technology help from trained helpers from the center, 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 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, 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. www.facebook.com/GVGCouncil; greatervalleyglencouncil.org

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-869-4577. Email: [email protected] www.mhnconline.org

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282 and use ID: 98538834487 and press #. Email: [email protected] 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 head count, by 11 a.m. Oct. 4, by email or phone to Bob Stiles: [email protected] Lunch is on-your-own payment. Lulu’s Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys. Bob Stiles, 818-887-7698.

Book Club with Chatsworth Branch Library: Discusses “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Request the Zoom link in advance to [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). www.laplchatsworthfriends.org/calendar.html

San Fernando American Legion Post 176: The post is holding weekly “Patriot Bingo” games beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 6. Call for more information. 602 Pico St., San Fernando. 818-336-6776. www.americanlegionsfpost176.org

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

Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Guest speaker Julie “Jamie” Uyehara, a resource officer with the Angeles National Forest, discusses the “Penny Pines” reforestation program, 10 a.m. Oct. 7. The garden club makes periodic donations of $68 to the program (information about Penny Pines here: bit.ly/3u758WC). Mask-wearing is required. Little White Chapel Christian Church, parish hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. Anne White, 818-434-3616. Email: [email protected]

The People Facing the Sun – A Conversation About Ecological Sustainability with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians: Burbank Public Library presents the talk, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Speakers: Rudy Ortega Jr., tribal president; Pamela Villaseñor, director of the Fernandeño Tataviam’s health and social wellness department; journalist Jon Christensen. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link: bit.ly/3Ergc5L. Details on the discussion here: bit.ly/3zkm3WM

West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voice mail, 818-254-9378. www.westhillsnc.org

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

Current Events Nonfiction Book Club with Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather C. McGhee, noon Oct. 8. Request the link in advance by email to Emily at [email protected] (put “Current Events Nonfiction Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3nOuBQB

American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch: Guest speaker Yvonne Savio, Master Gardener and a consultant to the University of California, discusses “Container Gardening,”  9 a.m. Oct. 9 at a meeting on Zoom. Send an email request to receive the meeting’s Zoom link to Laura Guillory at [email protected] by Oct. 5 (include your full name and email). glendale-ca.aauw.net

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Culinary historian and historic cook Pamela Cooley discusses “Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the First American Cookbook,” 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24-hours before meeting): bit.ly/3m9LpSH. Email: [email protected] www.chsocal.org

Neon – A Light History: Little Landers Historical Society presents Dydia DeLyser, PhD, and Paul Greenspan discussing neon signs and their impact on urban change, 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Free admission; $3 donation appreciated. Bolton Hall, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected] boltonhall.org

Book Club with Pacoima Branch Library: Discusses “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3jubFGe

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

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants classes: “Native Plant Garden Maintenance,” with Katherine Pakradouni, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 16 ($35; bit.ly/3mcllq4). “California Native Container Plants,” with Flora Ito, 4-5:15 p.m. Oct. 20 ($35; bit.ly/2YeRULZ). “Wild by Nature: Sowing Seeds for Spring Wild Flowers,” with Genevieve Arnold, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 ($35; bit.ly/3D1tQv6). Register in advance for all classes. Read instructions on what to wear for classes that take place outdoors and involve walking on steep and uneven surfaces for up to one hour. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org

Cover to Cover Book Club with Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to [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: Discusses “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to [email protected] (put “Book Club” in the subject line). bit.ly/3kVOhmV

 

CHARITY

 

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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