The Sepulveda Basin near the 405 and 101 freeways has become fields of gold and wild mustard has completely taken over the the wild fields, May 11, 2023. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: The Sepulveda Basin near the 405 and 101 freeways has become fields of gold as wild mustard, a non-native plant, has completely taken over the the wild fields, on May 11, 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.

June 19

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

June 20

Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan – Open House: The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering gives a presentation on updates of draft ideas for the basin’s future, followed by an open house for public feedback, 6-8 p.m. Reservations requested, but not required. Mid-Valley YMCA, 6901 Lennox Ave., Van Nuys. Reservations here: bit.ly/sbvpcm2

Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Meeting is at Branford Recreation Center, main building, 13306 Branford St. (enter through the park’s office entrance in back – the south-facing doors across from the playing fields; room immediately to the left as you enter; different location than the church location for this meeting), Arleta. www.arletanc.org

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Toluca Lake Elementary School, 4840 Cahuenga Blvd. Vociemail, 818-971-9134. Email: info@gtlnc.org. www.facebook.com/GTLNC. www.gtlnc.org

June 21

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.

Wednesday Morning Book Club at Calabasas Library: Discusses “Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma” by Claire Dederer, 11 a.m. Minimum age: 16. Location, 200 Civic Center Way. 818-225-7616. Details: bit.ly/3pLKag1

Adult Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Hamnet – A Novel of the Plague” by Maggie O’Farrell, 6:30 p.m. This is an in-person and online meeting. Request the link in advance by email to studio@lapl.org (put “Adult Book Club, June 21” in the subject line). Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3H1G9ME

Speaker Night at National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys – Online: NAMI presents mental health representatives from the Los Angeles Board of Superiors, Anders Corey, from Supervisor Katherine Barger’s office, and Angelica Ayala, from Supervisor Lindsey Horvath’s office, 7-8:45 p.m. online on Zoom. The LA County Board of Supervisors oversees the LA County Department of Mental Health. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3bMNm1Y. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 81835523630 and # and Passcode: 692327. Information for resources on mental health, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: dmh.lacounty.gov. Information about the local NAMI group and their support groups, www.namisfv.org

Northridge East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St. Voicemail, 818-527-2913. Email: info@nenc-la.org. nenc-la.org/

Studio City Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Parking for this meeting: use main gate, 4024 Radford Ave. and follow instructions from security (map: bit.ly/3mAY1Xf). See the agenda for instructions if you have a disability placard/need a shuttle to the meeting room. Radford Studio Center, Multipurpose Room 3, 4024 Radford Ave. Voicemail, 818-655-5400. www.studiocitync.org

June 22

Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Osceola Street Elementary School, 14940 Osceola St. Voicemail, 818-833-8737. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org

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. www.northridgesouth.org

Hidden Treasures of Los Angeles: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents author Danny Jensen discussing the topic, based on his book “LA Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Los Angeles’s Hidden Treasures,” 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/

June 24

Microchip and registration for dogs: Paws for Life K9 Rescue and LA Animal Services hold an event to help to microchip and register dogs, plus participants will receive a dog collar and an engraved dog tag, 8-11 a.m. People and Pet Innovation Center, 15321 S. Brand Blvd., Mission Hills. www.laanimalservices.com; pawsforlifek9.org. Flyer: www.facebook.com/PawsForLifeK9/

June 28

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

Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses ” Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz, 6:30 p.m.  Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3H2BrOS

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

July 1

Fireworks Buyback: Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez’s office presents the drop-off of fireworks in exchange for a gift card (while supplies last), 9 a.m.-noon. Transport fireworks in the trunk of your vehicle. Brand Park, parking lot, 15121 S. Brand Blvd., Mission Hills. 818–485-0600; 818-756-8409; 818-352-3287. Flyer: bit.ly/469ojSf

Charity and Volunteer

Art sale for a children’s cause: Seniors present a show and sale of their artwork, 6-8 p.m. June 23. Proceeds from sales go to the nonprofit Strong Starts for Success that sets up early childhood care and education centers in Liberia (www.strongstartsforsuccess.org and www.facebook.com/strongstartsforsuccess). Location, Horizons, 26705 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Send a RSVP to attend to: dlush@cirrusami.com

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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