A view from the San Fernando Valley: Fly fishers talk after practicing casting at Lake Balboa Park, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers meet for casting practice the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lake Balboa. Practice rods and reels are available and it is free and open to everyone. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

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

Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for every meeting. Contact Ed Reynolds for the Zoom link, ID and password. 818-884-4013. Email: wingsoverwendys@outlook.com

The Judson Stained Glass Studio – Five Generations of Art, History and Craftsmanship: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library present a talk by David Judson, the fifth generation to own and run the studio based in Highland Park, 6:15 p.m. April 19. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (link sent out prior to the talk): bit.ly/31Zu7Om

Reseda Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. April 19. Check the agenda on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Email: info@resedacouncil.org. resedacouncil.org

Online Tuesday Evening Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “The Overstory” by Richard Powers, 6 p.m. April 20. Request the Zoom link in advance from Barbara Lockwood at blockwood@calabasaslibrary.org. bit.ly/3wl4LbV

Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 20. Check the website for how to join the Zoom meeting or by phone. arletanc.org

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. April 20. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3nZDkjt and use ID: 97941372867. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use the ID and press #. Voice mail, 818-971-9134. Email: info@gtlnc.org. www.gtlnc.org

Virtual Veterans Job Fair: City of Burbank’s Workforce Connection Office holds the online event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21. Job seekers need to register in advance and be ready to set up a profile, upload their photo, cover letter and resume. Register here: portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/6949-city-burbank-veterans-fair. www.facebook.com/BurbankCA/

Online Wednesday Morning Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “We Were the Mulvaneys” by Joyce Carol Oates, 11 a.m. April 21. Request the Zoom link in advance from Karilyn Steward at ksteward@calabasaslibrary.org. bit.ly/3fIeN0Z

Book Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn, 1:30 p.m. April 21. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to grnhls@lapl.org. bit.ly/3chQ3al

Adult Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict, 6:30 p.m. April 21. Request the Zoom link in advance to Emily at eaaronson@lapl.org. bit.ly/2U9HOqF

Ask the Psychiatrist Night: National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley Branch hosts a question and answer meeting with Dr. Alex J. Kopelowicz, 7 p.m. April 21. The organization requests that questions be short to accommodate the time frame. Zoom link: bit.ly/3bMNm1Y. Email: info@namisfv.org. The Van Nuys-based organization’s website: www.namisfv.org. www.namisfv.org/calendar_main

Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. April 21. Check the agenda on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-527-2913. nenc-la.org

Studio City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. April 21. Check the agenda on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-655-5400. Facebook: www.facebook.com/StudioCityNC. studiocitync.org

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: The family of murder victim Terry Lopez holds a rally, 10 a.m. April 22. In front of San Fernando Courthouse, 900 Third St., San Fernando. More information, Justice for Murdered Children, 310-547-5362. www.facebook.com/groups/74670541573/

Cover to Cover Book Club with Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, 6 p.m. April 22. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to npholana@lapl.org. bit.ly/2XeXARC

Panorama City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 22. Check the agenda on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voice mail, 818-714-2133. Email: pcnc@empowerla.org. www.panoramacitync.org

Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. April 22. Check the agenda on the website for information on how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Email: northridgesouth@gmail.com. northridgesouth.org

French Connection – The Forgotten French Colony of 19th Century Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley: Guest speaker Dinna Rivera-Pitt, historian and curator at the Leonis Adobe in Calabasas, discusses the topic at a meeting of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, 7 p.m. April 22. Watch the program on Zoom here: bit.ly/3nk8alX. Free/donation. The program will be recorded and added to the society’s Facebook for future viewing: www.facebook.com/sfvhs. www.sfvhs.com

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants: Online classes: “Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens,” with Max Kanter, 10 a.m. April 24 ($35; bit.ly/2OGcK2k). “Right Plant, Right Place,” with Scott Cher, 1 p.m. May 1 ($35; bit.ly/3mOhoYy). 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

Mother’s Day Spring Fling Boutique: The Woodland Hills Woman’s Club presents sales of Mother’s Day baskets, clothing, flower orders, gifts, handbags, jewelry and handmade pottery, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24. Event is outdoors. Woodland Hills Presbyterian Church, 5751 Platt Ave. Cheri, 818-932-5300. www.facebook.com/woodlandhillswomansclub; www.woodlandhillswomansclub.org

Academic Testing During Covid-19 – Virtual Parent and Student Webinar: Los Angeles Unified School Board member Scott Schmerelson (District 3) presents information on the topic including the format and delivery of testing, changes to standardized testing and Advanced Placement exams, 4 p.m. (English) and 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) on April 26. Register in advance here: bit.ly/3dqPjU6 (English) or here bit.ly/2Q10mL1 (Spanish). facebook.com/scottatlausd

Virtual Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal, 6:30 p.m. April 26. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to shrmno@lapl.org. bit.ly/2XuA84m

Book Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, 1:30 p.m. April 28. Request the Zoom link in advance to grnhls@lapl.org. bit.ly/3xcwyMa

Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Law and the Lady” by Wilkie Collins, 6:30 p.m. April 28. Request the Zoom link in advance to Emily at eaaronson@lapl.org. bit.ly/2Vy8tP1

Film Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “Ex Machina” (2014), 3:30 p.m. April 29. Watch the film ahead of time; use your library card to access the library’s account with Kanopy to watch: lapl.kanopy.com. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to grnhls@lapl.org. bit.ly/2HuVHfw

CHARITY

American Red Cross blood donations: Blood and platelet donations needed. Appointments: 11:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. April 19 (Mid Valley YMCA, 6901 Lennox Ave., Van Nuys); 5 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 23 (Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 (Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave.). See website for guidelines on how to give blood. Make an appointment by phone 1-800-733-2767, or online redcrossblood.org

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

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