Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, June 24-July 1


A view from the San Fernando Valley: Kayakers head out to enjoy nature at Lake Balboa on Monday, June 17, 2024. City officials and community leaders announced the release of the final Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan to give the basin a major revamp and enhance its environmental, recreational and community features. (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 events in the San Fernando Valley area.


June 24


Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans from all services and ages, and their supporters, meet at 8:30 a.m. Location, auditorium at 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds, 818-884-4013.

Encore Older Adult Education Program – Los Angeles Pierce College: Ages 50 years and older are encouraged to enroll in in-person or online classes for Summer or Fall 2024 classes. Registration is ongoing and students may join anytime if there is an opening available. Free classes. Class listings: Parking: Enter from Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue for in-person classes. Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Encore office, 818-710-2561.


June 25


Tarzana Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Tarzana Child Care Center, 5700 Beckford Ave. Email:


June 26


Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiders’ Guild of America: Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Location, United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email:

Book Club for Adults – Valley Plaza Branch Library: The second meeting of a new book club at Valley Plaza Branch discusses “Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult, 4 p.m. Upcoming: “L.A. Weather” by Maria Amparo Escandón, July 24 (this book is part of the 2024 “One Book, One County” community reading program). Location, 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. 818-765-9251. Details:

Sci-Fi Book Club at Van Nuys Branch Library: Discusses “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick, 5 p.m. The discussion is moderated by John Tommasino ( Location, community room at the library, 6250 Sylmar Ave. 818-756-8453. Details:

Mystery and Thriller Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “City of the Dead” by Jonathan Kellerman, 6:30 p.m. Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details:

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Ave. 818-856-1060. 818-856-1060. Email:

Encino Neighborhood Council – Online: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. 747-282-0450.

Neighborhood Council Valley Village – Online: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the website for location or on Zoom. Email:


June 27


Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Discovery Charter Preparatory School, 13570 Eldridge Ave. (the council’s general board meetings are at two different locations in 2024; see the schedule here: 818-833-8737. Email:

Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Northridge Middle School, library, 17960 Chase St. Email:

The Stories Behind Valley Street Names Part 2: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents Mark Tapio Kines 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). 818-365-7810. and


June 29


The Magic of 3D Printing: Adults and teens are invited to learn about 3D printing and go home with a Fourth of July item, 3:30 p.m. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details:


July 1


Get Ready for College – How to Decide Which College to Accept: Students and parents are invited to the workshop to learn about the topic, 4 p.m. No reservations required. Upcoming: Standardized Testing Strategies, 4 p.m. July 22. Sylmar Branch Library, 14561 Polk St. 818-367-6102. Details:

NAMI Family Support Group – Online: National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley offers a meeting for adults — who have family members with mental health conditions — to learn how others in a similar situation are coping with challenges, 7 p.m. (and also, first Monday of the month). Robin Steiner leads this support group. No specific therapy or treatment is endorsed. Free to attend. Join the meeting on Zoom: and use ID: 8501613047. Education coordinator,




Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects: Information on the group and how to make a donation for clean-up supplies:


Farmers markets


Canoga Park Farmers Market: A certified market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Avenue.

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. Facebook:

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook:

Encino Farmers Market: ONEgeneration presents the market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Location, 17400 Victory Blvd. (between Balboa Boulevard and White Oak Avenue). Farmers market manager, 818-708-6611 or email:

Good Times Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Los Angeles Valley College, parking lot A, 5800 Fulton Ave. (at Burbank Boulevard), Valley Glen. Instagram:


Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at 818-713-3708.

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