A waterfowl comes into Reseda Park's lake on Friday, May 5, 2023. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: A bird comes in for a landing at Reseda Park Lake on Friday, May 5, 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.

May 29

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

May 30

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 Tuesdays). Location, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details: bit.ly/3pUDnTs

May 31

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.

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

June 5

Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page for meeting location.  www.facebook.com/GVGCouncil; www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org/

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Location, Los Angeles Police Department Mission Community Police Station, 11121 Sepulveda Blvd. (check the agenda on the website to confirm). Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: board@mhnconline.org. www.facebook.com/MissionHillsCouncil. www.mhnconline.org

West Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Location, de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. Voicemail, 818-254-9378. www.westhillsnc.org

June 6

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. The council holds a canned food drive at their board meetings to be donated to local food banks. St. Euphrasia School, auditorium, 11766 Shoshone Ave. Email: info@ghnnc.org. www.facebook.com/GHNNC. Details: bit.ly/3oBTt3Z

Penguin Random House Summer Book Buzz – Online: Northridge Branch Library presents Liz Camfiord, a representative from the publishing house, discussing books in the company’s 2023 spring and summer catalogue, 6:30 p.m. Register for the Zoom link here: bit.ly/3oC7JcQ. Library, 9051 Darby Ave. 818-886-3640. Details: bit.ly/3IN6iPJ

June 7

Book Club with Chatsworth Branch Library – In-person and Online: Discusses “Beyond the Beautiful Forever: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo, 1:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to sstamm@lapl.org (put “Book Club, June 7” in the subject line). Location, 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: bit.ly/4395H37

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave. Voicemail, 818-464-3511. Emails: info@chatsworthcouncil.org or president@chatsworthcouncil.org. www.chatsworthcouncil.org and www.facebook.com/chatsworthcouncil

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Gault Street Elementary School, 17000 Gault St. 818-779-9026. Email: info@lakebalboanc.org. www.facebook.com/LakeBalboaNC; lakebalboanc.org

June 8

How Climate Change Is Affecting L.A.: A presentation by Climate Resolve, 4 p.m. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. www.climateresolve.org. Details: bit.ly/3MWytOL

June 9

Current Events Nonfiction Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval N. Harari, noon. Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3YrLhQS

June 20

Tuesday Evening Book Club at Calabasas Library: Discusses “Back to the Land in Silicon Valley” by Marlene Anne Bumgarner, 5:30 p.m. Minimum age: 16. Location, 200 Civic Center Way. 818-225-7616. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1

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. Honorees: 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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