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 from 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
LA Sanitation and Environment’s City Facilities Non-Perishable Food Drive: Donations of canned goods, packaged foods and shel-stable beverages may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (except closed on March 27 for Cesar Chavez Day). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. lacitysan.org
Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3KVvplj. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 89279340280 and #. www.facebook.com/GVGCouncil; www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org/
Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3g7ifAQ. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 85922722779 and #. Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: email@example.com. www.facebook.com/MissionHillsCouncil. www.mhnconline.org
Clases de conversacíon en inglés/English Conversation Class: Join the class and develop communication, grammar and vocabulary skills, 2-3:30 p.m., and also every Tuesday. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details: bit.ly/3hPaOmG
Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3bJst8l. By phone, 833-548-0282 and use ID: 98538834487 and #. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ghnnc.org
Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council: Attend and learn about expansion plans at the airport, 7 p.m. Van Nuys FlyAway Terminal, upstairs conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave. (at Saticoy Street), Van Nuys. Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, 818-377-4590. Email: email@example.com
Mystery Book Club at West Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler, 10:30 a.m.-noon. This meeting is in-person and also on Zoom. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Mystery Book Club, March 8” in the subject line). Location, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda. 818-345-9806. Details and upcoming books and meetings: bit.ly/3VlbiP4
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:15 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3uN9Ho1. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 94783511596 and #. Voicemail, 818-217-0279. Email: email@example.com. www.facebook.com/PorterRanchNC. prnc.org
Book Club at Pacoima Branch Library: Discusses “The German Wife” by Kelly Rimmer, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Request the Zoom meeting link in advance, by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Book Club March 8” in the subject line). Library location, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-899-5203. Details: bit.ly/3X5RnVb
NoHo Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3OV0Onb. Email: email@example.com. www.facebook.com/NoHoNC. www.nohonc.org
North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3kQGcT5. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 83970558263 and #. Voicemail, 818-446-6469. Email the entire board: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. www.facebook.com/NoHoWest. nohowest.org
Woodland Hills – Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3YpNR9o. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 96493712127 and #. Voicemail, 818-639-9444. Facebook: bit.ly/3ZwIiXi. whcouncil.org
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3sStsK7. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 85757507556. Email: Board@NHNENC.org. www.facebook.com/NoHoNorthEast. www.nhnenc.org
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3fAW5Vi. By phone, 888-475-4499 and use ID: 91892785703 and #. Voicemail, 818-951-7411. Facebook: bit.ly/2Zxrz8x. www.stnc.org/
Van Nuys 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 (vnnc.org/agenda-and-minutes). Voicemail, 818-533-8662. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: bit.ly/3lsRQOQ. vnnc.org
California State University, Northridge’s VITA Clinic Income Tax Preparation: Appointments required for the free sessions, 2-6 p.m., and every Thursday through April 13. Check the website link for details on what you need to bring to an appointment and also the link to make an appointment. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details and reservations: bit.ly/3kNvwEu
NoHo Online Book Club: Participants discuss a book that they think others would enjoy, 10 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance and by email to email@example.com (put “March 10 Online Book Club” in the subject line). Location, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-766-7185. Details and also upcoming selected book discussions: bit.ly/3DF3gdH
Current Events Nonfiction Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture and Why People Will Believe Anything” by Kelly Weill, noon. Location, 12511 Moorpark St.. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3YrLhQS
County of Los Angeles Fire Department Brush Inspection Educational meetings: First meeting, 6-9 p.m. at Founders Hall at the Calabasas Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Way; Second meeting, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 11 at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Brush Clearance Unit, 626-969-2375. Details on Fire Hazard Reduction Programs: bit.ly/41CWC2d
Book Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel, 1:30 p.m. This is an in-person and an online meeting. Request the Zoom link in advance and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “March 15 Book Club” in the subject line). Location, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3moJmhw
Burbank African Violet Society: The meeting includes a video presentation on “Growing African Violet Trailers” by Dr. Bill Price and a learning lab on the capillary matting style of watering African violets, 10 a.m. The meeting also includes silent auction tables and a raffle. Little White Chapel Christian Church, parish hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 661-940-3990. www.burbankafricanviolets.weebly.com
San Fernando Valley Unit of the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles: Lindsay Toczyloweski, executive director of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, discusses “Immigration,” 12:30 p.m., on Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting link here: bit.ly/3JcvD6s. www.lwvlosangeles.org
Granada Hills Woman’s Club Fashion Show and Luncheon: The group presents a “High Society” show with costumes from the “Roaring Twenties” decade, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-paid reservations, $35, required by March 10. Location, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills. Barbara, 818-488-1545.
Bockbierfest: The Tiroler und Bayern Zither Club holds a traditional German spring event with entertainment by Bavarian dancers, music by the band Carrera and, of course, bockbier. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Admission $50 ($55 if reservation is paid at the door). Reservations required by March 11. No refunds. Location, 12029 Burton St., North Hollywood. Reservations, how to pay and other questions to: Trudy, 818-353-6212 or Sue, 818-352-0668.
Charity and Volunteer
Flair Cares Food Drive – Hang Up Hunger: The 8th annual food drive at Flair Cleaners locations in Studio City and Valencia runs through March 31. Drop off nonperishable boxed and canned food (no glass jars or expired dates) during business hours. Donations go to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry and the nonprofit Santa Clarita Grocery. Donations by customers will be matched up to 250 pounds per location. Customers who donate receive a 50%-off coupon on a dry cleaning order on a future visit. Locations: 4060 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City (818-761-3282; flaircleaners.com/locations/studio-city) and 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia (661-753-9900; flaircleaners.com/locations/valencia). Also contributing to local food pantries are the Redondo Beach and Santa Monica locations. www.facebook.com/flairdrycleaners; flaircleaners.com
Our House Grief Support Center’s Walk ‘n’ Run for Hope: Register for the 5K event around Lake Balboa, 7:30 a.m.-noon April 30. Registration fees $40/$30, March 1-30. Fee to enter increases to $45/$35, April 1-29; and on event day $50/$40. The event location, Woodley Park, 6076 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. ourhouse-grief.org/runforhope
Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization holds the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy-in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite: bit.ly/3S22nkb
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.