A dark sky follows an equestrian rider on the horse path near Bette Davis Park in Burbank, CA, Monday, May 1, 2023. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: A dark sky follows an equestrian on the horse path near Bette Davis Park in Burbank, CA, Monday, May 1, 2023. (Photo by David Crane, 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.

May 22

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 “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu and the graphic novel “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang, 6:30 p.m. This discussion is part of the “Big Read” program and for adults and teens. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to shrmno@lapl.org (put “Book Club, May 22” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/3BEruU6

North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A special board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda online. Valley Plaza Recreation Center, classroom, 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood. 818-446-6469. Email: nohowest@gmail.com. nohowest.org

May 23

Knitting and Crocheting Group at Sun Valley Branch Library: Learn the crafts, share techniques, knowledge, patterns and craft resources, 5:30 p.m. (and other Tuesday). Location, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details: bit.ly/3pUDnTs

Tarzana Neighborhood Council: A board meeting and a “Meet the Candidates for Tarzana Neighborhood Council Board,” 7 p.m. The board’s election is June 18. Tarzana Child Care Center, 5700 Beckford Ave. Email: l.shaffer@tarzananc.org. www.tarzananc.org

May 24

Indoor Model Airplane Flying: The Old Farts Flying Club meets, 9 a.m.-noon (and other Wednesdays). The group provides advice on how to build and fly balsa models. They also hold monthly contests. Stonehurst Recreation Center, gym, 9901 Dronfield St., Sun Valley. Bill Watson, 805-304-6087.

Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: The group meets at 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 “In Secret” by Emile Zola, 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, May 24” in the subject line). Location, 10640 Petit Ave., 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3OqHEYH

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Ave. 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. 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. Location, Faith Presbyterian Church, 5000 Colfax Ave. Voicemail, 818-759-8204. Email: info@myvalleyvillage.com. www.myvalleyvillage.com

May 25

Cover to Cover Book Club: Discusses “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Peter Süskind, 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, 6:30 p.m. Osceola Street Elementary School, 1490 Osceola St. Voicemail, 818-833-8737. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org

LA’s Landmark Restaurants: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents George Geary, author of “LA’s Landmark Restaurants: Celebrating the Legendary Restaurants Where Angelenos Have Dined for Generations,” discussing the topic, 7 p.m.  Free/donations are appreciated. Location, Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810. sfvhs.com and www.facebook.com/SFVHS/

Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Northridge Middle School, library, 17960 Chase St. Email: northridgesouthnc@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/NorthridgeSouthNeighborhoodCouncil. northridgesouth.org

May 26

NoHo Online Book Club: Discusses “Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri, 10 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to nohlwd@lapl.org (put “NoHo Online Book Club, May 26” in the subject line). North Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/noho-online-book-club

May 31

Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Peril in Paris” by Rhys Bowen, 6:30 p.m. This is an in-person and online meeting. Request the link in advance by email to studio@lapl.org (put “Mystery and Thriller Book Club, May 31” in the subject line). Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3H2BrOS

Charity and Volunteer

New Horizons Fundraiser Gala – The Power of Love – A Tribute to the ’80s: The event begins with a “Mega Mixer Red Carpet Experience” 5:15 p.m. June 10. Dinner, honoree awards and program, 6:45 p.m., followed by an “After Party Rave,” 9:15 p.m. Evening also includes live and silent auctions, live band and dancing. Honrees: Beth Laksy, PhD, Joel Simon, Mike Solakian. Silent auction, online, opens at 10 a.m. May 31: bit.ly/45hLPMr. Fun dress code: 1980s attire. Tickets $375; other options. Reservations required by June 6. Event helps fund programs to support individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. New Horizons, 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills. Facebook: bit.ly/45gC0ys. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/45epuzB

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

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/

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook: bit.ly/44cFl0P

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


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