Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of meetings and charity/volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area.
Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of 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
Otto Stürcke: A master pastelist, as recognized by the Pastel Society of America, gives a pastel techniques demonstration at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The demonstration will be at Main Theatre, 24266 Main St., Newhall and also available to watch on Zoom. Check the website for the Zoom link. www.sturckestudio.com. www.santaclaritaartists.org
Reseda Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom or by phone. Email:i email@example.com. Upcoming information on Facebook: conta.cc/3b4UJp8. resedacouncil.org
Arleta Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 21. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3QxMxy6. By phone, 833-548-0276 and use ID: 81800673600 and #. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. arletanc.org
Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3O11nLR. By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 97941372867. Voice mail, 818-971-9134. Email: email@example.com. Details: bit.ly/3Oluw3V
Classics Book Club with Granada Hills Branch Library: Discusses “Waiting for Godot,” a play by Samuel Beckett, 1:30-3 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Classics Book Club” in the subject line). 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: bit.ly/3MVRmy0
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 818-856-1060. Email: email@example.com. canogaparknc.org
Encino Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 747-282-0450. www.encinonc.org
Neighborhood Council Valley Village: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Join the meeting on Zoom: bit.ly/3syteZR. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 81193061287 and press #. Voice mail, 818-759-8204. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.myvalleyvillage.com
San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Michael B. McDaniels discusses “True Tales from Burbank,” 7 p.m. June 23. The meeting is held outdoors. Free admission/donations appreciated. Meeting at Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voice mail, 818-365-7810. www.sfvhs.com. www.facebook.com/sfvhs
Renovation at the Lankershim Arts Center: The community is invited to make a reservation for an open house on the renovation and information event, 5 p.m. Artists and organizations to learn about the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, how to sign up for summer programs and upcoming arts activities in the NoHo Arts District. Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information and to make a reservation, Cairo Rodriguez, 818-755-7676. See the flyer here: www.myvalleyvillage.com/event/8063/
Cover to Cover Book Club with Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Discusses “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver, 6 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to email@example.com (put “Cover to Cover Book Club, June 23” in the subject line), 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. 818-895-3650. Details: bit.ly/37wHexe
NoHo Book Club with North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Discusses “Nothing to See Here” by Kevin Wilson, 10 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “NoHo Book Club, June 24” in the subject line) 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. Details: bit.ly/3KLZGQP
Sylmar Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 6:30 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom. Voice mail, 818-833-8737. www.sylmarneighborhoodcouncil.org
Northridge South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled, 7 p.m. Check the agenda page on the website for how to join the meeting on Zoom, or the council’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/NorthridgeSouthNeighborhoodCouncil). Email: email@example.com. northridgesouth.org
Book Club with Sherman Oaks Branch Library: Discusses, for LGBTQ+ month, “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book, published in 1952 under a pseudonym, is also known as “Carol.” Request the Zoom link in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Book Club, June 27” in the subject line). 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: bit.ly/39fYUxX
Tarzana Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Zoom here: bit.ly/3xZEyCo. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 95295582252 and #. Leonard Shaffer, email@example.com. www.tarzananc.org/
Charity and Volunteer
LA Sanitation and Environment City Facilities Recycling Program’s Toiletries Drive: Donate unopened and unused items to be given to shelters helping the homeless. Personal care items, full or travel-size, include: deodorant; hair conditioner and shampoo; lotion; mouthwash; razors; bar soap and body wash; toothbrushes and toothpaste; wipes. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through June 24. Two locations in the San Fernando Valley: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendelton St., Sun Valley, and West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. 213-485-2260. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. lacitysan.org
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking volunteers for Transportation Specialists (www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood.html) and also Disaster Action Team Member (www.redcross.org/volunteer/disaster-action-team.html).
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 email@example.com. 818-713-3708.