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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

May 18-28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Council Events

The public is invited to attend all meetings.

The next meeting of the
West Hills Neighborhood Council

will be on

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7-9:30 p.m.

deToledo High School
22622 Vanowen St., West Hills
East of Fallbrook, across from Shadow Ranch Park

Note: Most WHNC committees now meet in Chaminade's Condon Center
second-floor conference room, 
7500 Chaminade Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304

 



   

10-Day Calendar, May 18-28, 2018

Do you have a West Hills event you'd like to list on the calendar?
Send your notices to danlbrin@aol.com.

Friday, May 18

10:30-noon and 12:30-2 p.m.—Free English Conversation Classes meet at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

7 p.m. — Students of West Valley Christian School present “Beauty and the Beast” at22450 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7 p.m. — The Hummings, The Savage Young, Hello Sunrise and Samuel Kinsellaperform in “Inauguration” atthe Guitar Merchant22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills. Cover charge for the all-ages show is $10.

Saturday, May 19

8 a.m. — The Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, once known as Ahmanson Ranch, is the site of a 6K Trail Run and Walk for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. the Victory Trailhead at the western end of Victory Boulevard in West Hills/Woodland Hills. The event is sponsored by the Brett Schmidt Memorial Fund to support a prevention program for students at El Camino Real Charter High School and to provide scholarships for ECRCHS track and field athletes.

8:30-9:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Donations requested.

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot offers a free workshop on “Organic Gardening” at 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Click here to register.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — The City of Calabasas presents a free electronic waste round-up on the third Saturday of every month in the Bristol Farms parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills. Click here for a list of accepted items.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — The Valley Chapter of the California Turtle & Tortoise Clubpresents its annual Turtle & Tortoise Show at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave. in Woodland Hills. Tickets: $3 adults, $2 seniors and children, free for children 6 and under.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. — An NKLA Super Adoption Event takes place at Warner Park in Woodland Hills. Continues on May 20.

2-3 p.m. — Young Adult Librarian Jennifer presents a lecture and recital on the life of legendary Yiddish theater actress Molly Picon at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

2 and 7 p.m. — Students of West Valley Christian School present “Beauty and the Beast” at 22450 Sherman Way in West Hills.

5-7:30 p.m. — Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and Preschool plan a Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Details are here.

6:30 p.m. —Woodland Hills Rockchippers, Inc. gathers for a social and general meeting at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills. Sandra Butchko speaks on “Precious Metal Clay.”
 

7:30 p.m. — The Center Stage Opera Company presents “The Best of Broadway, Vol. IV” in the Performing Arts Center at Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge St. in Reseda. Tickets: $32-$60, senior and student discounts available. To purchase tickets, call (818) 517-4102 or click here.

8 p.m. — Sunstones, Devonshire Downs, Rotter Apple Trees, Beach Freaks andBanned from Japan perform at the Guitar Merchant22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

Sunday, May 20

8 a.m.-noon — Topanga Community Police Station hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House, with station tours, photo ops, stickers and pancakes grilled by LAPD officers and cadets, at 21501 Schoenborn St. in Canoga Park.

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Warner Center hosts a Children’s Fair and Pancake Breakfast at the new Woodland Hills Recreation Center, 5858 Soup Ave. in Woodland Hills. Pancakes and sausages are served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-10. Children under 5 eat free. Every adult ticket purchased is entered into a drawing, with the winner taking home $250. There is no admission fee for this event, which includes a climbing wall, bounce house and petting zoo. 

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — On Citrus Sunday, residents are asked to donate bags of citrus fruits to be distributed to distressed families served by food banks in the area. Bring bags of washed citrus fruits — either picked from your own trees or purchased at a store — to the donation center in front of Fields Market, 23221 Saticoy St. (at Woodlake) in West Hills. Citrus Sunday is presented by City Councilmember Mitchell Englander, theValley Interfaith CouncilFood Forward and the West Hills Neighborhood Council.

10 a.m. — Valda has a piano recital at the Guitar Merchant22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. — An NKLA Super Adoption Event takes place at Warner Park in Woodland Hills. Continues on May 20.

3 p.m. — The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus presents its spring concert, “A Grand Night for Singing,” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. The concert includes a tribute to Broadway greats Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets cost $18. Details are here.

3 p.m. — The Center Stage Opera Company presents “The Best of Broadway, Vol. IV” in the Performing Arts Center at Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge St. in Reseda. Tickets: $32-$60, senior and student discounts available. To purchase tickets, call (818) 517-4102 or click here.

Monday, May 21

Armed Forces Day

9-11 a.m. — Wings Over Wendy’s, a club for retired military fliers and others interested in veterans and military aviation, meets at the Woodland Hills Wendy’s restaurant at Ventura Boulevard and Sale Avenue.

10-11 a.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a Breastfeeding Chat Group in the first-floor Doctors’ Dining Room. Free.

Noon-1:15 p.m. —A free Fun With Words English learning group meets at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

1:15-2:30 p.m. —A free Grammar Patterns English learning group meets at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

3:30 p.m. —A Chess Club for All Ages meets at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. Chess sets are provided and all are welcome.

6 p.m. — A group meets for basic “mindful yoga” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. No charge.

6:15-7:15 p.m. — Cub Scouts Pack 721 meets at Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School, 6170 Lockhurst Drive, Woodland Hills. The pack is chartered by American Legion Post 826.

6:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Homelessness Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of Chaminade College Preparatory High School’s Condon Center. Enter at Cohasset Street and park across campus on the northern lot’s higher level. The agenda is here.

7 p.m. — Nina Yazdi, LMFT presents an interactive discussion on “Eating Disorders” atShepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and School at 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills.


 

7-8:30 p.m. — Dana Stangel speaks about “Backyard Wildlife and Deterrents” during the monthly community meeting of the Santa Susana Mountain Park Association in the Chatsworth Park South Recreation Center, 22360 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth. All are welcome.

7:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Government Relations Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of Chaminade College Preparatory High School’s Condon Family Center. Enter at Cohasset Street and park across campus on the northern lot’s higher level.

7:45 p.m. — Nitsana Darshan-Leitner’s “Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters” is the topic when the Underground Book Club meets atShomrei Torah Synagogue7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. RSVP here.

8 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Tuesday, May 22

2-3:30 p.m.—A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library,23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

6:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Family Science and Technology Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School.

6:30 p.m. — Cub Scouts Pack 777 meets at West Valley Christian Church22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. A Boy Scouts troop also meets at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. — A Codependents Anonymous group meets in the Youth Room at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7-9 p.m. — Boy Scouts Troop 474 meets in the Scout Room at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7-9:30 p.m. — de Toledo High School presents its 12th annual dance concert, “Live. Love Dance.,” at the school, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.

7:30 p.m. — The Streets & Transportation Committee of the West Hills Neighborhood Council meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Family Science and Technology Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School.

7:30 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Wednesday, May 23

10:30-11 a.m.  Preschool Storytime With Grandma Judie is presented at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

12:30-2 p.m.—A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library,23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

3 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Youth & Education and Public Health Committees meet at Pomelo Community Charter School, 7633 March Ave., West Hills.

7 p.m. — It’s Open Mic Night at the Guitar Merchant22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

7-8:30 p.m. — Boy Scouts Troop 464 meets at Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School, 6170 Lockhurst Drive, Woodland Hills. The troop is chartered by American Legion Post 826.

7-9:30 p.m. — de Toledo High School presents its 12th annual dance concert, “Live. Love Dance.,” at the school, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.

7-10 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a workshop on Infant and Pediatric CPR in the first-floor Doctors’ Dining Room. Cost: $45.

Thursday, May 24

7-8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Warner Center meets at IHOP at Fallbrook Center in West Hills.

8 a.m.-7 p.m. — A truck from Helping Hands for the Blind comes to West Hills homes to pick up donations of usable clothes and small household items such as electronics and furniture. Place your boxes or bags marked “Helping Hands for the Blind” on the curb and call (800) 576-5786 to schedule a pickup.

2-3 p.m. — Enadia Way Technology Enriched Charter School22944 Enadia Way in West Hills, has its weekly Farmers Market featuring fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables from its garden.

3:30-4:30 p.m.—A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library,23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

4-5 p.m. — The Teen Council, ages 11-19, meets at the Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. Following the meeting, teens are invited to a workshop on cupcake decorating.

6-8:30 p.m. — Jazz guitarist Paul Weitz and singer Donna Deussen perform at Thai Fusion Bistro, 6401 Platt Ave. in West Hills.

6:30-7:30 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts an evening Breastfeeding Chat Group in the first-floor Doctors’ Dining Room. Free.

6:30-closing — Local musician Eddie Salcido performs at Al Italiano Restaurant, 23701 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills.

6:30-10:30 p.m. — The West Valley Chess Club meets at Shomrei Torah Synagogue,7353 Valley Circle, West Hills.

7 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council has a special board meeting in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. The meeting is called to complete spending of the WHNC’s 2017-2018 budget allocation.

8 p.m. — Piano man Robert performs at Cookin’ With Lenny’s Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth Lake Manor.

8 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous Study Group meets in the Youth Room at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

8:30 p.m. — Community Open Gym Basketball is played in the gym at West Valley Christian Church22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.

Friday, May 25

8:30 a.m. — The weekly West Valley breakfast meeting of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors takes place at Weiler’s West Hills Deli, 22323 Sherman Way (at Shoup) in Canoga Park. The meeting is open to all real estate agents, trades people and anyone else who is interested in real estate.

10:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2 p.m.—Free English Conversation Classes meet at thePlatt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

Saturday, May 26

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — The three-day Topanga Days music festival opens at 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga. Featured performers include X, Milo Greene, Afrolicious, Mestizo Beat and more than 30 other acts. Details are here.

8:30-9:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Donations requested.

10 a.m. — The Guitar Merchant hosts A Night of Chapman Stick Music at 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot offers a free workshop on “Installing Tile Backsplash” at22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Click here to register.

Sunday, May 27

1-5 p.m. — The Bluegrass Association of Southern California meets for a Bluegrass Jam on the fourth Sunday of each month at the West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills.

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council participates in the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, starting from Sherman Way and Owensmouth Avenue and ending at Mason Avenue. For details, call the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce at (818) 884-4222.

ONGOING EVENTS AND VENUES:

Art Galleries

Hidden L.A. Tattoo & Fine Art24372 Vanowen St. (southeast corner of Vanowen and Valley Circle), Ste. 203, West Hills. (747) 888-3539.

Farmer's Markets

Enadia Way Technology Enriched Charter School hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market featuring fresh fruits and vegetables from its garden on Thursdays, 2-3 p.m., at 22944 Enadia Way in West Hills. In addition, the school is a drop-off site for the John Muir Ranch Community Supported Agriculture program, which delivers pre-ordered local organic produce to the school. To make orders, visit here.

Calabasas — Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Old Town along Calabasas Road; Canoga Park— Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Owensmouth Avenue north of Sherman Way;  Northridge Fashion Center — Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m. in the parking lot along Tampa Avenue.

Clubs and Organizations

The Bluegrass Association of Southern California meets for a Bluegrass Jam on the fourth Sunday of each month at the West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills.

Crochet/Knitting Circle meets Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church23838 Kittridge St., West Hills.

The Lions Club of the Greater West Valley meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday 

of the month at the Nova Vitae Treatment Center, 5985 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills. $5 covers dinner. Details: (818) 518-5341.

San Fernando Valley Geocachers gather for “meet and greets,” 4:30-7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of most months at the West Hills Pizza Company, 7543 Fallbrook Ave. (at Saticoy), West Hills. Free raffle around 6:30 p.m.

The weekly West Valley breakfast meeting of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors takes place Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Weiler's West Hills Deli, 22323 Sherman Way (at Shoup) in Canoga Park. The meetings are open to all real estate agents, trades people, and anyone else who is interested in real estate.

West Valley Chess Club meets on Thursdays, 6-30-10.30 p.m., at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle, West Hills.

West Valley Garden Club, founded in 1948, meets on the second Tuesday of the month except July and August, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, 23600 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills.

Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, a club for aficionados of gems and minerals, has its general meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Woodland Hills Woman’s Club meets on the third Thursday of the month, September through June, at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. To RSVP, clickhere and complete the online form.

Libraries

Platt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills/West Hills, (818) 340-9386. The Adult Literacy Center at the Platt Branch offers free English conversation classes for all levels. Drop by to pick up a class schedule or volunteer.

Music

Acoustic Music Series, West Valley Music Center24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. For details, call (818) 992-4142 or click here.

Casey’s Tavern22029 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 992-9362. Jazz bands perform Tuesdays (8:30-11:30 p.m.), Thursdays (8:30-11:30 p.m.), Saturdays (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) and Sundays (6-9 p.m.). Also a golf club and free paperback library. No cover charge, cash only, no cussing. (21+)

The Guitar Merchant features bands and a Wednesday night “open mic” showcase. Cover charges vary. 22805 Saticoy St., West Hills, (818) 884-5905.

Singers are invited to join the San Fernando Valley Male Chorus, which rehearses every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and School,23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Send e-mail inquiries to bandkcongleton@sbcglobal.netor call Bill Congleton at (818) 888-8093.

Museums

Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Second Sunday of each month, 2-4 p.m. Free. (818) 340-5639.

Chatsworth Historical Society, Homestead Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive, Chatsworth(Chatsworth Park South at the west end of Devonshire Street). The Homestead Acre, which houses the Chatsworth Historical Society, the Chatsworth Museum, the Frank H. Schepler Jr. Memorial Library and the Hill-Palmer Homestead Cottage, is open to the public 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. Tours of at least 10 or more people can be arranged. Free. (818) 882-5614.

San Fernando Valley Relics Museum21630 Marilla St., Chatsworth. Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (818) 678-4934.

Sports Bars

Chili’s Grill & Bar6775 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. (818) 704-9537.

Numero Uno Tavern, 243335 Victory Blvd. (at Valley Circle Boulevard), West Hills. (818) 999-0880.

The Rabbit Hole22105 Roscoe Blvd (just west of Lowe's), West Hills.

West Hills Pizza Company7543 Fallbrook Ave. (at Saticoy), West Hills. (818) 347-4992.

Theater

Clyde Porter's West Valley Playhouse7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park.

Madrid Theater21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 347-9419.



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