The San Fernando Valley Historical Society holds an in-person meeting on April 28 at Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. (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.

April 25

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 and other information. 818-884-4013.

Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel, 6:30 p.m. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details:

April 27

Disaster Preparedness Town Hall: United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley Region present a panel discussion on the topic, 4:30-6 p.m. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting link here: Details on speakers and other information:

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting. Voice mail, 818-856-1060. Email:

Encino Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to joing the meeting. Voice mail, 747-282-0450.

April 28

Cover to Cover Book Club with Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig, 6 p.m. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance to (put “Cover to Cover Book Club” in the subject line). 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details:

Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting. Voice mail, 818-833-8737.

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker author-historian Craig Owens discusses “Weird But True: The Barclay Hotel,” 7 p.m. Free/donations appreciated. Meeting at Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voice mail, 818-365-7810.

April 30

Earth Day Celebration: West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce presents the event that includes children’s activities, including bouncers and climbing, live dance and music performances, meet-and-greet local elected officials, fire and police representatives, community and schools information booths, and food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tarzana Recreation Center, 5655 Vanalden Ave., Tarzana. 818-347-4737.

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 a.m.-3 p.m. 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:

May 4

Chatsworth Branch Library Book Club: Discusses “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark Haddon, 1:30 p.m. This is an in-person and Zoom meeting. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance to (use “Book Club” in the subject line). 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details:

May 11

Culture, Equity and Race in Mental Health – Virtual event: El Centro de Amistad presents a conference on the topics, 9 a.m.-noon. Free event. May is “Mental Health Awareness Month.” Flaviola Garcia, 818-898-0223. Register in advance and learn how to watch the conference on Facebook or YouTube:

May 26

Northridge Woman’s Club Wine, Cheese and Deli Dinner: The group holds the event that includes entertainment by Bob Ryman, noon-3 p.m. Reservations required. Cost $20 (by check made out to Northridge Woman’s Club). Contact Irene Strauss for mailing address for checks. The event is held at the group’s clubhouse, 1840` Lassen St., Northridge. 818-344-3333.

Charity and Volunteer

American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking volunteers for Transportation Specialists ( and also Disaster Action Team Member (

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,

Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at 818-713-3708.


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