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
Reseda Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/84974428499. Check the agenda page on the websites for how to join the meeting by phone. Email: email@example.com. Upcoming information on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ResedaNC and here: conta.cc/3pyFPeZ. resedacouncil.org
Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3bPDRUb. By phone, 833-548-0276 and use ID: 81800673600 and #. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.facebook.com/ArletaNC. arletanc.org
Online Book Club with Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson, 1:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to email@example.com. 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3BKkw0Z
Tuesday Evening Book Club at Calabasas Library: Discusses “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn at an in-person meeting, 6 p.m. Minimum age: 16. 200 Civic Center Way. 818-225-7616. Email: Barbara Lockwood, firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1
Adult Book Club with Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett, 6:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to email@example.com (put “Adult Book Club, Aug. 17” in the subject line). 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3Pdwx2x
Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-527-2913. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. nenc-la.org
Studio City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/2U2pkLx. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 97198762934 and #. Voicemail, 818-655-5400. www.facebook.com/StudioCityNC. www.studiocitync.org
Online Wednesday Morning Book Club with Calabasas Library: Discusses “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, 11 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to Karilyn Steward, email@example.com (put “Online Wednesday Morning Book Club” in the subject line). 200 Civic Center Way. 818-225-7617. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1
Children’s Bureau – Resource Parents Online Orientations: Learn how to help children in the foster care system by becoming a resource parent or how to become adoptive parents with a talk by a Children’s Bureau team member and a foster parent, 4-5 p.m. Request the Zoom live meeting link or a learn-at-your-own-pace online presentation, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 800-730-3933. Details about the orientations: www.all4kids.org/foster-care-and-adoption-inquiry-form. Learn more about the nonprofit that was established in 1904 here: all4kids.org
Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Check the agenda on the website or use the link on Facebook for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. The neighborhood council includes Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills and La Tuna Canyon. www.facebook.com/FoothillTrails. www.ftdnc.org
North Hills West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-903-2259. Email: email@example.com. Facebook: bit.ly/35EJ5vK. www.nhwnc.net/
Community Bingo Night: American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 in La Crescenta host the 10th annual Bingo Night fundraiser for veterans’ programs in the local area, 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. Admission $20 (food available for purchase and the event includes raffles). Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D, La Crescenta. Location, Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose. Dick Clubb, 818-384-5761.
Detox Your Mind Through Meditation – Online: Longtime meditator Doug Frankel discusses the topic and leads a short meditation, 11 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Aug. 20 meditation” in the subject line). The event is presented by Platt Branch Library, Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details: bit.ly/3JQ7hhk
Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library – online: Discusses “Infinite Country” by Patricia Engel, 6:30 p.m. Call in advance to ask how to join the online talk. 14245 Mooprark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3AgTSM6
Granada Hills Woman’s Club Bunco Party: The group holds a Hawaiian-theme event that includes a lunch, 10 a.m. Guests who wear Hawaiian attire will be eligible for a special drawing. Reservations and payment required by Aug. 15. Admission $25 (make a check payable to Granada Hills Woman’s Club, and mail to: GHWC, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344. Janie, 818-400-5124.
Classics Book Club with Granada Hills Branch Library – online: Discusses the young adult book “Speak” by Laurie Anderson, 1:30 p.m. Call in advance to ask how to join the online talk. 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3BZ55SL
Canoga Park Women’s Club Let’s Play Bingo Baseball: Baseball-theme bingo night, 6 p.m. Fun dress code: baseball team shirts. One book of 10 games, $20; additional game books $5. Baseball snacks and beverages for sale. Reservations required. Proceeds go to charities that the club supports. 7401 Jordan Ave. (at Valerio Street). Email: email@example.com. Cyndy Keeley, 818-437-2232.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 818-713-3708.