Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 11-18

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People enjoy the warm weather at Lake Balboa Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Lake Balboa. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A view from the San Fernando Valley: People enjoy the warm weather at Lake Balboa-Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Lake Balboa. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of events in the San Fernando Valley area.

Sept. 11

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 with Sun Valley Branch Library – Online: Discusses “The Swimmers” by Julie Otsuka, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Request the Google Meet link in advance and by email to ebarrera@lapl.org (put “Book Club, Sept. 11” in the subject line). Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details and future books to read for the club: tinyurl.com/m8np7bjx

North Hills East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Carl’s Jr., 9505 Sepulveda Blvd. Voicemail, 818-672-6674. northhillseast.org

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: tinyurl.com/2u87t33u. Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, at Van Nuys – Sherman Oaks Park, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksNC. shermanoaksnc.org

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Police Department Mission Hills Community Police Station, 11121 Sepulveda Blvd. Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: board@mhnconline.org. mhnconline.org

San Fernando Valley Male Chorus: The chorus is seeking singers of all ages who enjoy four-part male harmony, accompanied by a band. Rehearsals, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Last date for new singers to join is Oct. 2. The chorus is rehearsing for their annual holiday show, with a variety of seasonal songs, in December. No audition or ability to read music required. The chorus is a nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations. Enter parking lot from Haynes Street. Rehearsals are at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Bob, 818-888-8345. Email: buckeyerpb@socal.rr.com. sfvmchorus.com

Sept. 12

UCLA Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study – Online and In-Person: Two meetings, with same content for each session, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today (on Zoom), and also, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 14 (Los Angeles Pierce College, Faculty and Staff Center, the 600 building, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills; use parking lot entrance from Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue). Register in advance to attend either meeting. The Zoom link given upon registration for today’s meeting. The in-person meeting has limited seating. alisostudy.ucla.edu/events/meeting-1/

Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6 p.m. There are currently board seats to fill: two residential; five at-large stakeholders; four business stakeholders; one community interest stakeholder; and also, appointed seats for two senior (age 55 and older) representative stakeholders and one youth (ages 14-17) representative stakeholder. For rules and how to apply: www.svanc.com/board-candidate-appointments. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. www.svanc.com

Northridge West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:15 p.m. Northridge Christian Church, 18901 Chatsworth St. Email: board@northridgewest.org. northridgewest.org

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors: A representative from Alzheimer’s Association discusses the topic, 6:30 p.m. Granada Hills Public Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: tinyurl.com/2kpd6mxr

Winnetka Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Winnetka Convention Center, 20122 Vanowen St. Email: board@winnetkanc.com. www.facebook.com/winnetkanc. winnetkanc.com

Sept. 13

Indoor Model Airplane Flying: The Old Farts Flying Club meets, 9 a.m.-noon and on other Wednesdays. Members provide 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.

Another Momentous Year in the Supreme Court – How Will it Impact Our Communities and Our Nation? – Online: The San Fernando Valley Unit of the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles presents a talk by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, 11 a.m. my.lwv.org/california/greater-los-angeles. Details and to register for the Zoom link: tinyurl.com/LWVmtg-reg

Mystery Book Club at Sylmar Branch Library: Discusses “Killing Moon” by Jo Nesbo, 2-3 p.m. Library, 14561 Polk St. 818-367-6102. Details: tinyurl.com/ydp9493y

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:15 p.m. Check the website for the agenda. Castlebay Lane Charter Elementary School, Performing Arts Center, 19010 Castlebay Lane. Voicemail, 818-217-0279. www.prnc.org

North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. James Madison Middle School, auditorium, 13000 Hart St. Voicemail, 818-446-6469. Email: board@nohowest.org. www.facebook.com/NoHoWest. nohowest.org

Woodland Hills – Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles Fire Department, Station 84, community room, 21050 Burbank Blvd. (check the agenda on the website to confirm the location). Voicemail, 818-639-9444. whcouncil.org

North Hollywood East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Fire Department Station #89, community room (in back of the station), 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Email: board@nhnenc.org. www.facebook.com/NoHoNorthEast. www.nhnenc.org

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Service Center, conference room, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. (at Sylvan Street). See the agenda here: tinyurl.com/3pfas3md. Voicemail, 818-533-8662. Email: info@vnnc.org. Facebook: bit.ly/3lsRQOQ. vnnc.org

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Apperson Elementary School, auditorium, 10233 Wooward Ave., Sunland. Voicemail, 818951-7411. www.stnc.org/

Sept. 18

Sherman Oaks Book Club – Online: Discusses “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance and by email to shrmno@lapl.org (put “Book Club, Sept. 18” in the subject line). Library, 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: tinyurl.com/5e4xu6ze

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/

El Nido Farmers Market – Pacoima: El Nido Family Centers and the City of Los Angeles present the market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, Pacoima Family Source Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd. www.elnidofamilycenters.org/farmers-market

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

Charity/Volunteer

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 holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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