Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings and charity/volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area.
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. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds, 818-884-4013. www.wingsoverwendys.com
Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses, for LGBTQ+ month, “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book, published in 1952 under a pseudonym, is also known as “Carol.” Request the Zoom link in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Book Club, June 27” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/39fYUxX
Tarzana Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3xZEyCo. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 95295582252 and #. Leonard Shaffer, email@example.com. www.tarzananc.org/
Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Arsenic and Adobo” by Mia Manansala, 6:30 p.m. The library is at 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Library website: bit.ly/3OJGgO1
North Hills Preservation Consortium rally to preserve a historic house: The group, and concerned community members, meet to support the integrity and preservation of the oldest house in North Hills — built in 1914 — and to raise awareness of the plan to build a new elementary school on the property, 4:30-7 p.m. The vision of the NHPC is to restore the historic house, create an educational museum and new park for the community (see the need for parks in the area here: bit.ly/3ngA3NW). The Cultural Heritage Commission, June 16, has agreed to take the house under consideration as a historic monument (bit.ly/3HTCW0E). Location, 15526 Plummer St. (at Langdon Avenue), North Hills. Email: [email protected] .com
Mystery Book Club with Sylmar Branch Library: Discusses “Dial A for Aunties” by Jesse Q. Sutanto, 2 p.m. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to email@example.com (put “Mystery Book Club, July 5” in the subject line). 14561 Polk St. 818-367-6102. Details: bit.ly/3QHwnlP
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282 and use ID: 98538834487 and #. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. ghnnc.org/
Book Club at Chatsworth Branch Library: Discusses “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron, 1:30 p.m. The meeting is in-person and on Zoom. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance by email to email@example.com (Put “Book Club, July 6” in the subject line). 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Library website: bit.ly/3NiMfIn
Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. chatsworthcouncil.org
Current Events Non-Fiction Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia” by Chris Hamby, noon. The library is at 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Library website: bit.ly/3OJGgO1
Charity and Volunteer
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking blood donors and 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.