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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 2-9

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Holly Andres

Los Angeles Daily News

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.

Oct. 2

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

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Police Department Mission Community Police Station, 11121 Sepulveda Blvd. Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: board@mhnconline.orgmhnconline.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. Last date for new singers to join is today. 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.comsfvmchorus.com

Oct. 3

K-9 Demonstration Benefit: The Los Angeles Police K-9 Fund holds the event with a meet-and-greet and information about the K-9 teams and training, 5 p.m. The group’s fundraising goal is $12,000 that will go to replacing aging and injured K-9s in the LAPD’s K-9 Unit. No dogs or other pets allowed. Location, 23316 Burbank Ave., Woodland Hills. Background on the group: losangelespolicek9fund.org/aboutlosangelespolicek9fund.org. Donation page: losangelespolicek9fund.org/donate/

Mission Mile Sepulveda: StreetsLA holds a meeting for the public to learn about the project to improve the nature and transportation improvements of Sepulveda Boulevard between Rayen and Rinaldi streets, 6-8 p.m. Also, the public may take a survey about the project, Oct. 15 deadline, on the website. Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Voicemail: 213-442-4447. Email: mission-mile@lacity.org. Details about the project: tinyurl.com/3ft5ctfe

National Night Out in the City of San Fernando: The annual get-together event includes children’s activities, community information booths, entertainment, free food/snacks, meet-and-greet San Fernando Police Department officers, photo opportunity with the SFPD’s 1956 Chevy patrol car and a surprise celebrity master of ceremonies, 6 p.m. Location, Civic Center parking lot, corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue, San Fernando. Flyer (see the Sept. 24 post): www.facebook.com/thecityofsanfernando. Registration/RSVP requested requested at www.sfcity.org/sfpolice/#nno

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. St. Euphrasia School, auditorium, 11766 Shoshone Ave., Granada Hills. Email: info@ghnnc.orgghnnc.org/

Oct. 4

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.

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Lawrence Middle School, library, 10100 Variel Ave. (check the agenda on the website to confirm location). 818-464-3511. Emails: info@chatsworthcouncil.org; for the board, president@chatsworthcouncil.orgwww.chatsworthcouncil.org/

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Gault Street Elementary School, 17000 Gault St. Voicemail, 818-779-9026. Email: info@lakebalboanc.orglakebalboanc.org

Oct. 5

StreetsLA – Help Design and Customize Bus Stops in the City of Los Angeles: StreetsLA holds a Zoom webinar on the topic, 6 p.m. Register for the link here: tinyurl.com/mvmaysuh. Or, attend an in-person meeting, 6 p.m. Oct. 10, North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd. (register to attend the in-person meeting here: tinyurl.com/yc6r96p4). Also, take the Sidewalks and Transit Amenities Program’s “ Design and Customization Survey online survey: sur-vey.typeform.com/STAP-ENG. More information on the project, and also a meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 ( CD-8 Constituent Services Center, 8475 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles; register to attend) here: tinyurl.com/nfc25s4w

Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Granada Hills Charter High School, Rawley Hall, 10535 Zelzah Ave. ghsnc.org/

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

Oct. 6

S.O.L.I.D. All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner: The 26th annual dine-in event. 5-8 p.m. Cost $15 (no take-away). The group, Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire, buys non-city-supplied equipment for the LAPD Devonshire Community Police Station in Northridge. Location, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd. (at Plummer Street), Northridge. 818-925-8335. www.soliddevonshire.org

Oct. 7

Kidneys Quest Foundation Health and Wellness Community Expo: The event offers free health and wellness screenings for adults and children, a vaccination station (flu and Cocid-19), information on community resources and workshops, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is held in partnership with the City of San Fernando. Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave., San Fernando. 818-521-6348. Kidneys Quest Foundation: tinyurl.com/4wcc2pan. Flyer: tinyurl.com/yjte5zs6

Oct. 8

Emergency Preparedness Drill: Local emergency response and healthcare organization lead the disaster response event, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, there are free NOAA emergency radios to the first 200 registrants (one per household): bit.ly/3tdxJNy. Event is co-sponsored, among many, by the Sherman Oaks-Encino Chamber of Commerce, City of Los Angeles Community Emergency Response Team and Los Angeles City Council District 4. Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Details and to register, on Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/ywzcpmy3

Oct. 11

Mystery Book Club at Sylmar Branch Library: Discusses “The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves, 2 p.m. Location, 14561 Polk St. 818-367-6102. Details: tinyurl.com/4urasn6h

Let’s Talk About Coming Out – Online Discussion: A discussion on the coming out process to becoming a member of the LGBTQ+ community, 3:30-4:30 p.m. West Valley Regional Branch Library presents the talk for teens and adults on the Los Angeles Library’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/losangeleslibrary. Details: www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/lets-talk-about-coming-out

Oct. 13

Current Events Nonfiction Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Con/Artist: The Life and Crimes of the World’s Greatest Art Forger” by Tony Tetro and Giampiero Ambrosi, noon. Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: bit.ly/3YrLhQS


American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Across the Greater Valley: Register as an individual, create a team or join a team for the event that includes walking laps around a set course, fundraising game booths by registered teams, live music and raffles, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be a Luminaria Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. and a “silent” lap honoring those who have been affected by cancer. Goal to be raised at this event: $160,000. Register in advance to receive a walk tee shirt (none will be sold at the door). Los Angeles Valley College, soccer fields next to parking lot F, 5792 Ethel Ave., Valley Glen. 661-855-4541 or email: abby.smith@cancer.org. Details and to register here: www.relayforlife.org/ratgvca

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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