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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Aug. 18-27, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Council Events

The public is invited to attend all meetings.

The next meeting of the
West Hills Neighborhood Council

will be on

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

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, 
23260 Saticoy St., West Hills, CA 91304.
To see a map of the location, please click here.

 



   

10-Day Calendar, Aug. 18-27, 2017

Do you have a West Hills event you'd like to list on the calendar?
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Friday, Aug. 18

6:30-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Kevin perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.

8 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” continues its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.

Saturday, Aug. 19

8:30 a.m. — Julie Segovia Rowland’s intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

9 a.m. — City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Free Summer Movie Series presents “Moana” in the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Reserve seats by calling (818) 774-4330.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — “Relax, Recharge, Rejuvenate,” a class in sensory movements set to music, comes to Antonio Bellissimo’s Café Della Vita Sicilian/Italian Restaurant, 23759 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills. Includes a buffet lunch at noon. $15 donation accepted.

10 a.m. — The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks invites neighbors to a meeting at Chase Park, 22525 Chase St., to discuss a new small park to be built at the 8500 Fallbrook Ave.

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

10-11:30 a.m.— A free “Do It Yourself” workshop on “Installing Ceiling Fans” is presented at Home Depot, 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Register here.

6-8 p.m. —The Vegetarian Dining Society of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Churchmeets at Freshii, 19500 Plummer St. in Northridge. Meals cost $15 per person. RVSP here or call (818) 620-9451.

6:30 p.m. — Canoga Park Elks Lodge hosts its annual New England Lobster Fest with live music at 20925 Osborne St. in Canoga Park. Details are here.

6:30-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Kevin perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.

8 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” continues its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.

8 p.m. — The West Hills Optimist Club attends the West Valley Playhouse’s presentation of “The Fantasticks” at 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. Tickets for the Optimists fundraiser cost $30. RSVP: Kathy Willets, (818) 970-7200.

8-10 p.m. — The Valley Cultural Center presents a free screening of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” in Warner Park in Woodland Hills.

Sunday, Aug. 20

2:30 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” continues its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.

3-4:40 p.m. — U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman hosts a town hall meeting in the auditorium at Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge St. in Reseda. Free parking and refreshments. RSVPhere.

6 p.m. — Natural Wonder performs the music of Stevie Wonder in this season’s final free concert presented by the Valley Cultural Center in Warner Park in Woodland Hills. It’s free, though parking in the structure on Califa Street costs $15.

8:30-11:30 p.m. — Poet and spoken-word artist Derek D. Brown is featured when theLamp Light poetry group meets at the White Harte Pub, 22456 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. West Hills-raised poets David Gale and Flip Cassidy are among those who participate in the biweekly event of open-mic readings, which are organized by Gale and Cyrus Sepahbodi.

Monday, Aug. 21

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 Wendy’s restaurant at Platt Village in West Hills.

9:30-11:35 a.m. —The Platt Branch Library hosts a public viewing of the partial solar eclipse in the parking lot at 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. Solar viewers are provided and adult librarian Marc answers questions. Note: Maximum eclipse in Los Angeles occurs at 10:21 a.m.

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

10 a.m.-noon — SoccerOne hosts an “Earth, Moon & Cheesecake Eclipse Bliss” event at 7349 Canoga Ave. in Canoga Park. It’s free and kid-friendly, though availability of cheesecake is limited.

3:30 p.m. —A Chess Club for All Ages meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. Chess sets are provided and all are welcome.

6 p.m.  — A group meets for “mindful yoga” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket.

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 the driveway across Saticoy Street from Fields Market and park on the lot’s higher level. The agenda is here.

7 p.m.— Cub Scouts Pack 474 meets in the Scout Room at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

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 the driveway across Saticoy Street from Fields Market and park on the lot’s higher level. The agenda is here.

8 p.m.— A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

6:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. Enter the gate on Saticoy Street across the street from Fields Market and park on the higher level. The agenda is here.

6:30 p.m. — Cub Scouts Pack 777 meets at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. A Boy Scouts troop also meets at 7 p.m.

7-9 p.m. — Boy Scouts Troop 474 meets at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7-9 p.m. — Richie Freeman and his band perform jazz and standards on Tuesdays atCafé Della Vita Sicilian Italian Restaurant, 23759 Roscoe Blvd., near Valley Circle Boulevard.

7-9:15 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the parlor of First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in 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 Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. Enter the gate on Saticoy Street across the street from Fields Market and park on the higher level. The agenda is here.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

10:30 a.m.  Preschool Storytime With Grandma Judie is presented at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

4:30-7 p.m. —West Hills Hospital hosts an Orthopedic and Neuro Forum focusing on hips, knees and backs, in the auditorium at Corporate Pointe at West Hills, 8413 Fallbrook Ave. At 4:30 p.m., Nirav Shah, MD speaks on “Advances in Hip Replacements.” At 5:15 p.m., Umesh Bhagia, MD speaks on “Understanding Knee Replacements.” At 6 p.m., Amir Vokshoor, MD speaks on “Solutions for Back and Neck Pain.” Each physician speaks for 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 24

7-8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Warner Center meets at IHOP, 22810 Vanowen St., West Hills.

Noon-1:30 p.m. — Julie Helmstetler leads a Hip and Knee Pre-Operative Education Class near West Hills Hospital at 7320 Woodlake Ave., #110. Free.

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 Santa Susana Field Laboratory Community Advisory Group meets at the Hidden Lake Clubhouse, 8360 Sedan Ave. in West Hills. John Luker discusses access to open spaces in Dayton Canyon and Alec Uzemeck provides an update on SSFL storm water runoff.

7 p.m. — The West Hills (North) Neighborhood Watch group for the area north of Roscoe Boulevard meets at the Topanga Community Police Station, 21501 Schoenborn St. in Canoga Park.

8:30 p.m. — Community Open Gym Basketball is played in the gym at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.

Friday, Aug. 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.

6:30-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Kevin perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.

8 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” continues its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.

Saturday, Aug. 26

10-11:30 a.m.— A free “Do It Yourself” workshop on “Installing a Tile Backsplash” is presented at Home Depot,22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Register here.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — “Relax, Recharge, Rejuvenate,” a class in sensory movements set to music, comes to Antonio Bellissimo’s Café Della Vita Sicilian/Italian Restaurant, 23759 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills. Includes a buffet lunch at noon. $15 donation accepted.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — The public is invited to an Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Community Event in the parking lot of Fields Market near the corner of Saticoy Street and Woodlake Avenue in West Hills. The LAPD’s Cadets Program receives 50% of the recycling proceeds. Realtor Esperanza Butler organizes the event, with support and assistance from Councilmember Mitchell EnglanderLAPD Senior Lead Officer Kari McNamee, the Jordanstrong Foundation against bullying, the West Hills Neighborhood Council and local merchants and restaurants. The West Hills Sunshine Club accepts toiletries, canned goods, socks, towels and clothing on behalf of the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Homelessness Committee for distribution to homeless relief groups. (Paper shredding is limited to three boxes per household until the truck is full. No light bulbs are accepted for recycling. A hard-drive destroyer is available.)

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Merchants at Fallbrook Center invite the public to a Breezeway Block Party in the courtyard in front of the AMC Fallbrook 7 Theaters. Participants include Mind Crafters Robotics, School of Rock, AMC, Menchie’s, Tikka Grill, Badda Bing! Bagels, Nothing Bundt Cakes and 24 Hour Fitness. Games, food and raffles are featured.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — The public is invited to the grand opening of the Woodland Hills Recreation Center, 5858 Shoup Ave. in Woodland Hills. Ribbon-cutting is at 12: 45 p.m. Details and RSVP: (818) 774-4330.

6:30-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Kevin perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.

8 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” continues its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.

Sunday, Aug. 27

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — The Valley Hive officially opens its doors at its new location at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Chatsworth. Activities include the annual Honey & Recipe Contest, demonstrations and bee-friendly crafts for kids. Food is catered by Doug Noland. RSVP by emailing here or by calling (818) 280-6500.

2-5:30 p.m. — All youths in grades 2-12 who enjoy singing are invited to register and get vocal placement in the nonprofit San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, which rehearses at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way, at Fallbrook Avenue, West Hills. Grades 2-5 register 2-3:20 p.m. and grades 6-12 register 3:30-5:30 p.m.Details: (818) 895-7071.

2:30 p.m. — The classic musical “The Fantasticks” concludes its run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818)884-1907.

 
ONGOING EVENTS AND VENUES:
Art Galleries
Hidden L.A. Tattoo & Fine Art, 24372 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.
 
Other farmers markets in the vicinity of West Hills include:
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; Kaiser Woodland Hills Medical Center  Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 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 Church, 23838 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 Hills Walkers meet for a family-friendly social stroll at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Platt Village in front of Nothing Bundt Cakes.
 
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.
 
Wings Over Wendy’s, a club for retired military fliers, meets on Mondays, 9-11 a.m., at Wendy’s at 6430 Platt Ave., 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 Library, 23600 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 Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. For details, call (818) 992-4142 or click here.
 
Casey’s Tavern, 22029 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+)
 
Café Della Vita Sicilian Italian Restaurant, 23759 Roscoe Blvd., near Valley Circle Boulevard, open 3-9 p.m. every day except Mondays. Richie Freeman and his band perform jazz and standards on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Singing waiters and karaoke nightly.
 
The Guitar Merchant features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase. Cover charges vary. 7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, (818) 884-5905.
 
Piano bar at Alessio’s Restaurant, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills. (818) 710-0270. You can take a look at the menu here.
 
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.net or call Bill Congleton at (818) 888-8093.
 
Museums
Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Museum, 7248 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 Museum, 21630 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 & Bar, 6775 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. (818) 704-9537.
 
Numero Uno Tavern, 243335 Victory Blvd. (at Valley Circle Boulevard), West Hills.(818) 999-0880.
 
The Rabbit Hole, 22105 Roscoe Blvd (just west of Lowe's), West Hills.
 
West Hills Pizza Company, 7543 Fallbrook Ave. (at Saticoy), West Hills. (818) 347-4992.
 
Theater
Clyde Porter's West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park.
 
Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 347-9419.



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