Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, April 24-May 1

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A squirrel attempts to eat Airheads candy in Lake Balboa Park in Van Nuys on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: A squirrel attempts to eat Airheads candy in Lake Balboa Park in Van Nuys on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings, charity/volunteer opportunities and farmers markets in the San Fernando Valley area.

April 24

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

Book Club at Sherman Oaks Branch Library – Online: Discusses “The Measure” by Nikki Erlick, 6:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to shrmno@lapl.org (put “Book Club, April 24” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3H1oLqU

April 25

Tarzana Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Tarzana Child Care Center, 5700 Beckford Ave. Email: l.shaffer@tarzananc.org. www.tarzananc.org

April 26

Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: The group holds their “Spring Tea,” 9:30 a.m. Make a reservation to attend through the email. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email: president@channelislandsega.org. www.channelislandsega.org

Classics Book Club at Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “The Duel” by Anton Chekhov, 1:30 p.m. The meeting is in-person and on Zoom. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to grnhls@lapl.org (put “Classics Book Club” in the subject line). Location, 10640 Petit Ave., 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3MYH7g6

Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Book of Cold Cases” by Simone St. James, 6:30 p.m. This is both an in-person and online meeting. Request the online link in advance by email to studio@lapl.org (put “Mystery and Thriller Book Club” in the subject line). Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3H2BrOS

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda on the website for meeting place. Voicemail, 818-856-1060. Email: info@canogaparknc.org. www.facebook.com/CanogaParkNeighborhoodCouncil. canogaparknc.org

Encino Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda on the website to confirm meeting place (Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd.). Voicemail, 747-284-0450. www.encinonc.org

Neighborhood Council Valley Village: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda on the website for the meeting location. Voicemail, 818-759-8204. Email: info@myvalleyvillage.com. www.myvalleyvillage.com

April 27

Cover to Cover Book Club: Discusses “French Braid” by Anne Tyler, 6 p.m. Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details: bit.ly/2XeXARC

Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda on the website for the meeting location. Voicemail, 818-833-8737. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org

The History of LAX – Los Angeles International Airport: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents Jean-Christophe Dick, a pilot-photographer and president and historian of the Flight Path Museum at LAX, discussing the topic, 7 p.m. Free/donations are appreciated. Location, New Life Church, 10650 Reseda Blvd. (corner of Chatsworth Street), Porter Ranch. sfvhs.com and www.facebook.com/SFVHS/

Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda on the website for the meeting location or Facebook notice. Email: northridgesouthnc@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/NorthridgeSouthNeighborhoodCouncil. northridgesouth.org

April 28

NoHo Online Book Club: Discusses “The Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston Leroux, 10 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to nohlwd@lapl.org (put “NoHo Online Book Club” in the subject line). North Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. Details: bit.ly/3DF3gdH

April 29

NAMIWalks: Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley group at the NAMIWalks Greater Los Angeles County event to raise awareness of mental illnesses and reduce the stigma of mental illness, and raise funds for mental health programs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Also, the event welcomes dogs on leashes (there will be a pet costume parade). Register to walk as an individual or with a team. No fee to register. Donate $100 for event T-shirt. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St. 213-386-3615, Ext. 103. www.namiwalks.org. Details on the event and to register here: bit.ly/3Ai60vP

Big Read Book Discussion: Adults and teens are invited to discuss “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu and/or the Big Read Teen companion book “American Born Chinese” by Gene Yuen Lang, 3 p.m. Make a reservation for a complimentary book (while supplies last). Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3L0l7P5

Charity and Volunteer

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 $45/$35, through April 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

Farmers Markets

Northridge Farmers Market: A certified market, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Location, 9301 Tampa Ave. Coastal Pacific Farmers Markets, 805-643-6458. coastalpacificmarkets.com/locations/northridge

Main Street Canoga Park Farmers Market: A certified market, 9 a.m.-1;30 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Avenue. Coastal Pacific Farmers Markets, 805-643-6458. coastalpacificmarkets.com/locations/canoga-park. www.facebook.com/canogafarmersmarket/

Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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