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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

April 28-May 7, 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, May 4, 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, April 28-May 7, 2017

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



Friday, April 28
7-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Brian perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.
 
Saturday, April 29
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day — Return your unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Contact your pharmacy for details.
 
8 a.m.-noon — The LAPD’s Topanga Community Police Station and Topanga Police Youth Programs present their annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiserat the station, 21501 Schoenborn St., Canoga Park. The open house includes a free tour of the Topanga Station, “meet and greets” with Topanga officers, photo opportunities and visits to police vehicles, sales of books and DVDs/Blue Rays (bring your own bag) and more. The cost for the breakfast is $5 in advance, $7 on the day of the event, with proceeds benefiting Topanga’s youth programs. To purchase breakfast tickets, call (818) 756-3180.
 
8:30-9:30 a.m. — Julie Segovia Rowland leads an intermediate yoga group atShepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Donations requested.
 
10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — Mind Crafters Robotics, a new STEAM learning center located next to the AMC Fallbrook 7 Theaters in West Hills, opens its doors to parents and children interested in looking at the facilities. Classes in coding/robotics and making “mods” for Minecraft begin on Tuesday, May 2. Mid Crafter Robotics also offers after-school and Saturday classes, as well as summer camp sessions and birthday parties.
 
6-10 p.m. — Elks Lodge 2190 hosts the Fifth Annual Hop for Huntington’s at 20925 Osborne St. in Canoga Park. The fundraiser benefitting the Huntington’s Disease Society of America includes live dance music, food, contests and a silent auction. Admission: $20, free for kids 12 and under. Buy tickets here.
 
7-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Brian perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.
 
8 p.m. — The 2017 season of West Valley Music Center’s Acoustic Music Seriescontinues with performances by a duo of celebrated duos: Robert Morgan Fisheraccompanied by Chad Watson and Tom Kell & Paula Fong at24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. Cost: $15. Limited seating. RSVP: (818) 992-4142 or click here.
 
Sunday, April 30
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — The Valley Jewish Community Center has a Mother’s Day Brunch at the Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive in Northridge. Cost is $70. RSVP here or by calling (818) 360-2211.
 
11 a.m.-3 p.m. — The West Hills-based Mary Crescenzo Trio performs at the Jazz Brunch at Tuccio’s, 21550 Oxnard St. in Woodland Hills. The trio features Pablo Vowte on guitar, Harlen Spector on keyboards and Mary Crescenzo performing vocals.
 
11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Mind Crafters Robotics, a new STEAM learning center located next to the AMC Fallbrook 7 Theaters in West Hills, opens its doors to parents and children interested in looking at the facilities. Classes in coding/robotics and making “mods” for Minecraft begin on Tuesday, May 2. Mid Crafter Robotics also offers after-school andSaturday classes, as well as summer camp sessions and birthday parties.
 
3-5 p.m. — Marv Rosenberg’s Safaris of the 1960 Gold Record hit “Image of a Girl” and the Happy Notes vocal group perform in a benefit concert for Sonia Siegel in Shomrei Torah Synagogue’s Raffle Hall, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. The $50 ticket cost helps pay for cancer treatments. Purchase tickets here.
 
8:30-11:30 p.m. — Hailey Amber Hower hosts as the popular Lamp Light poetry group assembles at the White Harte Pub, 22456 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. West Hills-raised poet David Gale is among those who participate in the biweekly event of open-mike readings, which are organized by Gale and Cyrus Sepahbodi.
 
Monday, May 1
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.
 
10-11 a.m. —West Hills Hospital hosts a Breastfeeding Chat Group in the first-floor Doctors’ Dining Room. Free
 
7 p.m. Cub Scouts Pack 474 meets in the Scout Room at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
8 p.m.— A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the parlor at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
6 p.m.  — A group meets for “gentle yoga” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket.
 
Tuesday, May 2
11 a.m. — Shirley Thompson makes a presentation on the book, “Growing Up Muslim,” in the lounge of First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
1-3 p.m. — The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health presents “A Day to Change Directions” at the West Valley Mental Health Center, 7621 Canoga Ave. in Canoga Park. The event includes a dialogue on homelessness, the five signs of emotional suffering and the healthy habits of emotional wellbeing. Refreshments served.
 
5 p.m. —The board of directors of Friends of the Platt Branch Library meets at the library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.
 
6 p.m.  — Natalie teaches a ukulele lesson in Founders Hall at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St.
 
6-8:30 p.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue celebrates Israel’s Independence Day at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. The evening begins with an Israeli Memorial Day commemoration at 6 p.m., followed Independence Day festivities with a falafel dinner, Israeli folk dancing and songs performed by Jewish Learning Center students. RSVPhere.
 
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 p.m. — West Valley Christian Church’s Ladies Coffee and Company meets for coffee and conversation at the Platt Village Starbucks.
 
7-8:30 p.m. — Boy Scouts Troop 474 meets at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
8 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the hall of First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
Wednesday, May 3
10:15 a.m. — A crochet and knitting group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills.
 
10:30-11:30 a.m.  Preschool Storytime With Grandma Judie is presented at thePlatt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.
 
3:30-4:30 p.m. — A bereavement support group for those who have lost parents and partners meets at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Attendance is by appointment only. Information: Elenna King, MSW, MAJCS, (818) 854-9760.
 
3:30-5:30 p.m. —The Platt Branch Library begins “Simple Robotics,” a four-part STEAM workshop for ages 7-15, at 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. The program is co-led by L.A. Makerspace. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call (818) 340-9386.
 
4-5 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a tour of the maternity floor for siblings 2 and older. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Register here.
 
7 p.m. — A Men’s AA group meets in the parlor of First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
7-8 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a free tour of the maternity floor. Register here.
 
Thursday, May 4
Noon-1 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts Lunch and Learn: Understanding Heart Disease, presented by Cardiac Electrophysiologist James Ong, MD, at Corporate Point at West Hills, 8521 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills Registration starts at 11:45 a.m. A light lunch is served. Free. Details are here.
 
Noon-1:30 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a free Hip and Knee Pre-Operative Education Class at 7329 Woodlake Ave., #110, West Hills.
 
2-3 p.m. — Enadia Way Technology Enriched Charter School, 22944 Enadia Way in West Hills, has its weekly Farmers Market featuring fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables from its garden.
 
5 p.m.  — An intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket.
 
6 p.m. — New and prospective students are invited to Future Hunter Night at Canoga Park High School. Attendees learn about magnet programs, AVID, CSUN scholarships (25 per year) and the Summer Bridge Program. Information also is available on clubs, extracurricular activities and athletic team tryouts. Food is available at 5:30 p.m. For details, call Magnet Coordinator Dennis Clancy at (818) 673-1341
 
6:30-8 p.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Warner Center meets at Weiler’s West Hills Deli, 22323 Sherman Way in Canoga Park.
 
6:30-10:30 p.m. — The West Valley Chess Club meets at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle, West Hills.
 
7 p.m. — Alycia Witzling, representing the Los Angeles Department of City Planning’s Valley Policy Division, addresses the West Hills Neighborhood Council during its May meeting at de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St., across the street from Shadow Ranch Park. Witzling discusses the upcoming process to update the Community Plan for the West Hills area and invites the community to participate in future workshops. The agenda also includes several spending proposals to wrap up the 2016-2017 fiscal year, plus bylaw changes and other issues.
 
7-8 p.m. — Chaminade College Preparatory High School presents a Drumline and Winterguard concert in the Uribe Sports Center.
 
8:30 p.m. — Community Open Gym Basketball is played in the gym at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.
 
Friday, May 5
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.
 
7-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Brian perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.
 
8 p.m. — Chaminade College Preparatory High School presents a theatrical dance concert titled “Cirque du Saint Vitus” in Chaminade’s Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts in West Hills.
 
Saturday, May 6
8:30-9:30 a.m. — Julie Segovia Rowland leads an intermediate yoga group atShepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Donations requested.
 
8 a.m.-noon — Underground at West Valley Christian Church has a car wash to raise money for its summer camps at 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.
 
9:30 a.m.-noon — West Valley Christian Church needs help cleaning out its upstairs area in preparation for construction at 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.
 
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — West Hills Hospital hosts a breastfeeding class at 7320 Woodlake Ave., Suite 120. Free. Register here.
 
9 a.m.-noon —A free workshop for kids called “Build a Flower Pot,” using free kits, is presented at Home Depot, 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Kids keep their crafts and receive a free apron, pin and certificate.
 
3 p.m. — Knapp Ranch Baseballhosts a Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition, immediately followed by a movie screening. Visit here to sign up for the competition.
 
6:30-9:30 p.m. — The West Hills-based Mary Crescenzo Trio performs at the Jazz and Blues Night at Froggy’s Fish Market Restaurant, 1105 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga. The trio features Pablo Vowte on guitar, Harlen Spector on keyboards and Mary Crescenzo performing vocals.
 
7-10:30 p.m. — Dave and Brian perform at Alessio Bistro, 6428 Platt Ave., West Hills.
 
8 p.m. — Chaminade College Preparatory High School presents a theatrical dance concert titled “Cirque du Saint Vitus” in Chaminade’s Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts in West Hills.
 
Sunday, May 7
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue hosts a Creation Experience workshop on “Color Mixing and Painting” featuring artist Rosemary Cohen at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. The workshop connects themes of Creation, Shabbat, grief and healing. Participants take home their artwork. RSVP here.
 
10:45 a.m.  — Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things” is the topic when a book club meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St.
 
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagoguein West Hills and Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills participate in the Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide, starting from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Register here.
 
1-4 p.m. — The Valley Jazz Club presents jamming musicians at 1 p.m., followed by a performance by Jazz Town Buffet at 3 p.m., at the Elks Club Lodge, 20925 Osborne St. in Canoga Park. Cost: $7 for members, $10 for guests, free for musicians and children under 12. Food and beverages are available. Details: (818) 347-3155.
 
2 p.m. — Chaminade College Preparatory High School presents a theatrical dance concert titled “Cirque du Saint Vitus” in Chaminade’s Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts in West Hills.
 
3 p.m. — The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus performs its spring concert, “Sounds of America,” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Tickets, at $18, are available here. Details: (818) 783-2733.
 
 
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
A bridge group meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
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 Optimists meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Lamplighter restaurant, 9110 DeSoto Ave. in Chatsworth. The club’s board meets on the second Tuesday at The Original Pizza Cookery, 6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills.
 
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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