Work on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing that will cross over the 101 freeway in Agoura Hills Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The bridge will enable wild animals such as cougars to avoid having to cross freeways. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: Work on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing that will cross over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The bridge will enable wild animals such as cougars to avoid having to cross the freeway lanes. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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.

Oct. 31

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

Nov. 1

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 #. ghnnc.org/

San Fernando Valley Flyers Club – Something in Common: Gregg Fullington discusses the club’s activities and an introduction to radio-controlled model airplanes, 6:30 p.m. The program is part of “Something in Common” exhibit, at the Los Angeles Central Library, that highlights interests that bring people together (www.lapl.org/something). Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. www.valleyflyers.club. Details: bit.ly/3zn6Mr6

Nov. 2

San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Active Retired Federal Employees Association: Meet the group for lunch, 11:30 a.m., and stay for the business meeting, 12:30 p.m. Lunch is on-your-own payment. Lulu’s Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys. David Rittenberg, 818-901-8331.

Book Club at Chatsworth Branch Library – In-person and on Zoom: Discusses “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict, 1:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to sstamm@lapl.org (put “Book Club, Nov. 2” in the subject line). 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: bit.ly/3sFYAyt

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-464-3511. Emails: [email protected] .org and president@chatsworthcouncil.org. chatsworthcouncil.org/

Friends of Oakridge – Something in Common: Cheryl Minor discusses the history of the Oakridge Estate in Northridge and its Hollywood connections, 6:30 p.m. The program is part of “Something in Common” exhibit, at the Los Angeles Central Library, that highlights interests that bring people together (www.lapl.org/something). Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. www.theoakridgeestate.org. Details: bit.ly/3sJvuyh

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3eXnU9O. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 93626962330 and #. Voicemail, 818-779-9026. lakebalboanc.org

Nov. 3

Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda page for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-723-8087. www.facebook.com/ghsnc. ghsnc.org

West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. (earlier time this month). Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Voicemail, 818-254-9378. www.westhillsnc.org

Nov. 5

Coexisting with Cougars – Something in Common: Kelsey Bernard, outreach coordinator for the Cougar Conservancy, discusses the topic, 3:30-4:45 p.m. The program is part of “Something in Common” exhibit, at the Los Angeles Central Library, that highlights interests that bring people together (www.lapl.org/something). Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. cougarconservancy.org. Details: bit.ly/3DFIRFZ

Nov. 18

Current Events Nonfiction Book Club with Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “This Is Your Mind on Plants” by Michael Pollan, noon. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Email: studio@lapl.org. Details: bit.ly/3nzhnZE

Charity and Volunteer

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Alzheimer’s Association holds the event to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research to find a cure. Registration or check-in, 6 a.m. (registration is required). Opening ceremony, 7 a.m., followed by the walk, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 5. No registration fee. Fundraising goal $100 (donations of any amount, and by non-walkers, accepted on the website). Location is at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Ashley Maldonado, 213-451-3934. alz.org/walk

IBD Strong’s V’IBD Benefit Concert to Fight Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Fundraiser concert and silent auction for pediatric IBD research and IBD Strong’s supportive programs, 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $200; $100 youth; (includes food and beverages). reservations required in advance. Concert is held outdoors at a Calabasas location (address provided upon purchase of ticket). www.facebook.com/IBDstrong. ibdstrong.org/vibd-benefit-concert-2022/

LA Sanitation and Environment’s City Facilities Recycling Program’s Blankets and Socks Drive: Donations of new or gently-used (washed and clean) blankets, sleeping bags, quilts and socks are being accepted now through Dec. 30. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (however, locations will be closed on Nov. 11, Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 26 (Christmas observed day for LA Sanitation). Two locations in the San Fernando Valley: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendelton St., Sun Valley, and West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. See other drop-off locations on the website. 213-485-2260. Email: san.cfrp@lacity.org. lacitysan.org

Sandy Sprint California 5K Run-Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research: The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation holds the fundraiser on Nov. 13. Schedule: registration/packet-pickup check-in, 7-8:15 a.m.; welcome, survivor ceremony and guest speakers, 7:45 a.m.; warm-up, 8:25 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. run/walk begins; 10 a.m. awards and refreshments. Registration fee $40; $30 ages 11 and younger; $45 for virtual participant. The course in Griffith Park is flat and dirt (see the course on the website). Parking in Lot 3 (near Shane’s Inspiration Playground). Meet for registration near Shane’s Inspiration Playground, next to Park Services Division (south of the Merry-go-Round and near the tennis courts), Los Angeles. sandyovarian.org/programs-and-events/events/sandy-sprint-california; secure.qgiv.com/event/sandysprintcalifornia

Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization starts up the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite: bit.ly/3S22nkb

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 holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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