Community meetings bring people together to exchange ideas and share memorable experiences. Here is a sampling of meetings in the San Fernando Valley.
Wings on Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group also offers meetings on Zoom. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave, West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds for the Zoom link and other information. 818-884-4013.
Tuesday Night Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “A Free Life” by Ha Jin, 6 p.m. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing Barbara Lockwood at [email protected] (put “Tuesday Evening Book Club” in the subject line). 200 Civic Center Road, Calabasas. 818-225-7616. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1
Arleta District Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3HKelKx. By phone, 833-548-0282 and use ID: 82790215155 and press #. arletanc.org
Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3nZDkjt. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 97941372867 and press #. Voicemail, 818-971-9134. Email: [email protected]. www.gtlnc.org
Wednesday Morning Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “Ragtime” by EL Doctorow, 11:00 a.m. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing Karilyn Steward at [email protected] (put “Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject line). 200 Civic Center Road, Calabasas. 818-225-7616. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1
Book Club with the Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead, 1:30-3 p.m. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “February 16 Book Club” in the subject line). 10640 Petit Ave 818-368-5687. Details here: bit.ly/3LroE8E
Movie Fanatics with Calabasas Library: Watch the Sidney Poitier film “Free of Eden” (1999) and “A Small Act” (2010, documentary) before the meeting using your Calabasas library or the Los Angeles Public Library to access Hoopla. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing Karilyn Steward at [email protected] (put “Fanatics Movie” in the subject line). www.cityofcalabasas.com/government/library/links-resources/film-fanatics
Ask Psychiatrists Night: National Alliance on Mental Illness – The San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys present a Q&A with Dr. Davin Augustines, of Olive View Psychiatric Hospital, 7-8:45 p.m., 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 Ward Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. See the agenda page on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-527-2913. Email: [email protected]. nenc-la.org
Studio City Ward Council: A board meeting with guest speaker is Los Angeles City Council Member Nithya Raman, Council District 4, 7 p.m. Send a question to Raman at: [email protected]. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/2U2pkLx. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 97198762934 and press #. Voicemail, 818-655-5400. Email: [email protected]. www.facebook.com/StudioCityNC; studiocitync.org
Burbank African Violet Society: Guest speaker Lili Singer, horticulturist and garden author, discusses “Adding California Natives to Your Garden,” 10:00 a.m. The meeting includes a silent auction and raffle. Little White Chapel Christian Church, Parish Hall, 1711 N. Avon Street, Burbank. 661-940-3990. burbankafricanviolets.weebly.com
Children’s Bureau – Parent Resource Online Guidance: Learn how to help children in the foster care system by becoming a resource parent or how to become adoptive parents with a talk from a member of the Children’s Office team and a parent from reception, 4-5 p.m. Request the Zoom live meeting link or a self-paced e-learning presentation by emailing [email protected]. 800-730-3933. Guidance details: www.all4kids.org/programs/family-foster-care-and-adoption. Learn more about the non-profit association created in 1904 here: all4kids.org
Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here https://www.zoom.us/ and use ID: 4582562383. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID and press #. The Foothill Trails District includes Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. Voicemail, 818-353-2000. www.ftdnc.org
North Hills West Ward Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. See the agenda page on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-903-2259. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: bit.ly/35EJ5vK. www.nhwnc.net
Chatsworth Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Social time, 9:30 a.m., followed by a meeting, 10 a.m. Speakers Kathie Bickers, Grace Munro and Jane Penn discuss “Our Patriots”. Email requesting a guest invitation and meeting location to Kathleen Schwartzman at [email protected]. Masks are mandatory. Group information, chatsworth.californiadar.org
Transforming the heart through a meditation practice – Online workshop: Longtime meditator Doug Frankel discusses the topic and leads a short meditation, at 11 a.m. Feb. 19. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing Marc at [email protected] (put “February 19 Meditation” in the subject line). The workshop is presented by Platt Branch Library, Woodland Hills. Details: bit.ly/3gHaL8k
Classics Book Club with Granada Hills Library Branch: Discusses “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, 1:30-3 p.m. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Classics Book Club” in the subject line). 10640 Petit Ave 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3JpDSZR
Turn down the worry volume – Manage cancer-related anxiety: Simms/Mann – The UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology is hosting a workshop on the topic, 9:30-11 a.m. Clinicians Elizabeth Cleary, PhD, and Danna Kober discuss the topic for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Register in advance for the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3rHDTT2. 310-794-6644. www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu
Cover-to-cover book club with the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant, 6 p.m. Ask for the Zoom link in advance by emailing [email protected] (put “Cover-to-Cover Book Club” in the subject line). 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details: bit.ly/3rFoYJ8
Charity and volunteering
American Red Cross Los Angeles Area: Seeking volunteers for transportation specialists (www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood.html) and also a member of the disaster action team (www.redcross.org/volunteer/ disaster-action-team.html).
Volunteers cleaning communities: Join the group for a cleanup project in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to donate for cleaning supplies, volunteerscleaningcommunities.com
Northridge Woman’s Club Spring Fundraiser for the LAPD K-9 Division: The event includes dinner, entertainment and shopping, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 14. Admission $75. Reservations and pre-payment required in advance as soon as possible. The event takes place at Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills. Call to make a reservation and for any questions regarding the event, Joyce Sipes, 818-429-8468. www.northridgewomansclub.com
Volunteers needed for the Triumph Foundation Wheelchair Sports Festival: Volunteers will help out at the festival April 30 and May 1 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20780 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Sponsors for the event are also needed. Email, [email protected]. Participants can register now, and for more information: www.triumph-foundation.org/wsf
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected]. 818-713-3708.