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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jan.19-28 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, Feb 1 , 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, Jan.19-28 2018

Do you have a West Hills event you'd like to list on the calendar?
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Friday, Jan. 19
5-7 p.m. — Members of the West Hills Sunshine Club deliver donated jackets, blankets and warm clothes for homeless individuals and families through New Friends Homeless Center in Woodland Hills.

Saturday, Jan. 20
8:30-11:30 a.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committeeinvites the community to help clear litter and tumbleweeds near the intersection of Platt Avenue and Highlander Road. Meet on the northwest corner of Highlander and Platt. Committee chairs Anthony Brosamle and Brad Vanderhoof supply gardening tools. Bring a hat, a pair of gloves, some sun block and a smile.

8:30-9:30 a.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. Donations requested.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Female and male members of the West Valley Democratic Clubtravel to Downtown Los Angeles to join the Women’s March Los Angeles 2018.

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot offers a free workshop on “Installing Tile Flooring” at 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills. Register here.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains continues its training series for park docents, naturalists and hike leaders. Today’s session is “The Santa Susana Pass Stagecoach Trail,” led by hike leader and naturalist John Luker. Meet at the Andora entrance to the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park in Chatsworth. Cost: $50 for the series, $15 per class for drop-ins.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Bonnie and Jeff Abel celebrate the seventh anniversary of Nothing Bundt Cakes at Platt Village, 6524 Platt Ave. in West Hills. The first 50 customers of the day who make a purchase receive a free bundtlet every month for a year. All varieties of bundt cakes are sampled between 1 and 3 p.m. Cakes are given away in drawings every hour.

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.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Platt-area West Hills Neighborhood Watch and Emergency Preparedness  group meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

6:30 p.m. — The Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, Inc. has its general meeting at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills. Following a social half-hour, participants view a DVD on “German Agates.” Details: info@rockchippers.org.

8 p.m. — Ian Ruskin performs his acclaimed one-man play, “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine,” at Theatre West, 333 Cahuenga Blvd. Click herefor information and tickets.

8 p.m.-midnight — Carole Casey and the Shakers perform at Cookin’ With Lenny’s Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth Lake Manor.

Sunday, Jan. 21
9-11 a.m. — Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains presents a hike around the Miranda Loop led by Barbara Tejada and Dottie Acker. Meet at the Andora Trailhead at the Santa Susana Mountains State Historic Park in Chatsworth.

10 a.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue hosts Israeli legal expert and author Nitsana Darshan-Leitner speaking on “The Financial War on Terrorism” at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Free. RS

10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — CTeens of Chabad of West Hills volunteer at the SOVA Warehouse, 6605 Odessa Ave. in Van Nuys, to pack food for the homeless and needy. Sign up here.

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.

3-4:30 p.m. — U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman presides at Valley Town Hall in the Reseda High School Auditorium, 18230 Kittridge St., Reseda. Free parking and refreshments. RSVP here.

6 p.m. — Antonio Bellissimo’s Café Della Vita reopens its doors for one evening to hostAmici Della Musica: An Evening of Dinner and Song presented by Center Stage Operaat 23759 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills. The $55 per person cost includes buffet dinner, tax, tip and an evening of opera, Broadway tunes, jazz and soft rock. RSVP: (818) 517-4102.

Monday, Jan. 22
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. The group moves to a new location in February.

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

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 basic “mindful yoga” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 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. Cub Scouts Pack 474 meets in the Scout Room at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7 p.m. — A support group affiliated with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at West Valley Christian School, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Park in the back of the lot.

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.

7:30-9 p.m. — Linda Feder leads “Meditation Mondays” at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Wear comfortable clothes.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 23
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.— A Codependents Anonymous group meets in Room 10 at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

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

7-9 p.m. — West Hills Hospital begins offering a six-week Childbirth Education class at 7320 Woodlake Ave., Suite 120, West Hils. $125.

8 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council and its Homelessness Committeeneeds 70 members of the community to show up for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park. Volunteers start by watching a short training video, then move out in teams to assigned locations to count homeless people. Volunteers will not be required to directly engage homeless people or other people they don’t know. Most participants won’t leave their cars. Information collected will help the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority assign resources where they are needed. Sign up in advance by clicking here.

Wednesday, Jan. 24
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 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.

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. The agenda is here.

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. The agenda is here.

7 p.m. — A men’s AA group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Thursday, Jan. 25
7-8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Warner Center meets at IHOP, 22810 Vanowen St., West Hills.

2-3:30 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.

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 North Neighborhood Watch group meets at the Topanga Community Police Station, 21501 Schoenborn St. in Canoga Park.  Senior Lead Officer Sean Brown will present reports on recent crime activity in the northern portion of West Hills.

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

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 group meets in the Youth Room at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

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

Friday, Jan. 26
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 p.m. — “Gold Fever,” an original musical written by Hank Amigo and his students atHale Charter Academy, opens in the Hale Little Theater, 23830 Califa St., Woodland Hills.

Saturday, Jan. 27
9 a.m-2 p.m. — The first session of a two-day “Childbirth Education Weekend Express” course meets in the H2U office of West Hills Hospital at 7320 Woodlake Ave. $125.

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

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains continues its training series for park docents, naturalists and hike leaders. Today’s session is “Oak Trees of the Santa Susanas/Simi Hills,” led by Rosi Dagit. Meet at Malibu Creek State Park. Cost: $50 for the series, $15 per class for drop-ins.

7 p.m. — “Gold Fever,” an original musical written by Hank Amigo and his students atHale Charter Academy, continues in the Hale Little Theater, 23830 Califa St., Woodland Hills.

Sunday, Jan. 28
10 a.m.-noon — Coach Jim Cleamons shares his experiences as a 10-time NBA champion player and coach and describes the elemental features to becoming a winner on and off the court at de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. in West Hills. RSVPhere.

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.

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 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+)

The Guitar Merchant features bands and a Wednesday night “open mike” showcase. Cover charges vary. 7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, (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.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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