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 and other information. 818-884-4013. www.wingsoverwendys.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Book Club” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3xtTZmA
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: bit.ly/37g4b7K. Details on speakers and other information: bit.ly/3xMl98D. www.unitedchambers.org/ucc-current-events/
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: email@example.com. canogaparknc.org
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. www.encinonc.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Cover to Cover Book Club” in the subject line). 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details: bit.ly/37wHexe
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. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org
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. www.sfvhs.com. www.facebook.com/sfvhs
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. www.woodlandhillscc.net
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: email@example.com. classicchevysofsocal.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (use “Book Club” in the subject line). 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: bit.ly/3MpODwO
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: ecda.org/conference/
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 (www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood.html) and also Disaster Action Team Member (www.redcross.org/volunteer/disaster-action-team.html).
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, volunteerscleaningcommunities.com
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at email@example.com. 818-713-3708.