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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Feb. 15-24, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Council Events

The public is invited to attend all meetings.

The next meeting of the
West Hills Neighborhood Council

will be on

Thursday, March 7, 2019

7-9:30 p.m.

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

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10-Day Calendar, Feb. 15-24, 2019

Do you have a West Hills event you'd like to list on the calendar?
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Friday, Feb. 15

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. and 12:30 p.m. — Free English Conversation Classes meet at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

Noon-9 p.m. — Mind Crafters Robotics, located next to the AMC theaters in Fallbrook Center, offers a Parents’ Night Out, providing a fun program for kids while mom and dad are out for a date. $45 per child includes pizza and drinks. Details: (747) 263-0821.

12:30 p.m. — The topic is “Community Policing” when the League of Women Votersmeets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.
 

8-11 p.m. — Friday is Jam Night with the Captain Morgan Band at Lenny’s Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth Lake Manor.

Saturday, Feb. 16

8:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Donations accepted.

9 a.m.-noon — City Council Candidate Scott Abrams hosts a bagel breakfast and precinct walk starting at Mae Boyar Recreation Center, 23936 Highlander Road in West Hills.

10 a.m. — Knapp Ranch Adult Softball has its new-player evaluations and Draft Day at Knapp Ranch Park in West Hills. Details are here.

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot provides a free “Do It Yourself” workshop on “Installing a Faucet” at 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills.

10 a.m.-noon — The Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountainshosts a Welcome Walk led by Jill Mather and Jeff Snell in the Santa Susana Mountains State Historic Park. Meet at the Andora Trailhead.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — El Camino Real Charter High School invites the public to “A Celebration of Black Culture: Journey to Success,” a day of speakers, workshops, celebrity performances and food celebrating black history. The lineup features authorMo StegallStogie Kenyatta and Tyler Reign of “The Rap Game.” A step team performs at 1 p.m. RSVP: [email protected].

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — The City of Calabasas presents a free electronic waste round-upon 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.

1-3 p.m. — The West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness presents aHomelessness Solutions Forum at Granada Hills Charter High School, 10535 Zelzah Ave. in Granada Hills. Representatives of area nonprofits, city and county officials, faith-based groups and other community organizations are on hand to answer wuestions about solutions for homelessness. RSVP: www.wvnah.org or email[email protected].

6 p.m. — Manifest Productions presents a night of live music at the Guitar Merchant, 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

6:30 p.m. — Woodland Hills Rockchippers, Inc. gathers for a social half-hour, silent auction and general meeting at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

7 p.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue hosts a screening of the classic 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet” as part of its “Listening As…” film series at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. The theme for discussion is “Fear and Awe: A Cure for Human Hubris.” Free.

8 p.m. — The West Valley Music Center’s Acoustic Music Series continues with its first-ever Jazz Night featuring the eclectic Chris Blondal Trio and the Starbuck Jazz Quartet at24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. $20. Call (818) 992-4142 to reserve a spot.

8 p.m. — Bluesman Roy Gaines returns to Lenny’s Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth Lake Manor.
 

8:30 p.m. — The San Fernando Valley Marine Corps League presents A Valentine’s Love Jam, a tribute revue of the musical legends of Motown, at the Knights of Columbus hall, 21433 Strathern St. in Canoga Park. Proceeds benefit MCL programs. Ticket info: (818) 599-2719 or 317-9912.

Sunday, Feb. 17

4 p.m. — Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church installs its new pastor, Brian Hiortdahl, in a festive communion service at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Dinner follows in Founders Hall.
 

Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day — Most government offices, schools and libraries are closed today.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. — XPlosive Fit at 23747 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills provides a Presidents Day Ninja Warriors Day Camp for ages 4 and up.

8:30-11 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.

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.  Jessica leads abasic “mindful yoga” group at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St.

6-7 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.

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

8 a.m.-5 p.m. — The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services sends its Small Asphalt Repair truck to fill potholes and perform other minor repairs in cooperation with the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Streets & Transportation Committee. The committee recommended locations based on requests from residents of West Hills.

10 a.m. — Steve Frank, editor of the California Political Review, and Jennifer Horn, talk show host on AM 870 radio, are the featured speakers when Canoga Park-West Hills Republican Women meet at the Best Western Motor Inn, 20122 Vanowen St. in Winnetka. Reservations required: (818) 363-5403.

10:30 a.m. — Learn and Play, a series of workshops for parents and caregivers to help children ages 3-5 get ready to read, takes place at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. RSVP by calling (818) 340-9386 or stopping by the Reference Desk.

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

6 p.m.  Cub Scouts Pack 777 meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills.

6:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Budget Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. To attend committee meetings, enter Chaminade through the Cohasset Street entrance between Woodlake and Platt Avenues. Drive through the main parking lotbear leftand then continue up and over the hill until you see the Condon Family Technology Center on the left. Park in the nearest lot.

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

7:30 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

8:15-9:15 a.m. — Team Pomelo PTA has its monthly meeting at 7633 March Ave. in West Hills.

10:30 a.m. — It’s Preschool Story Time with the children’s librarian at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

12:30 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 Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. To attend committee meetings, drive through the main parking lot, bear left and then continue up and over the hill until you see the Condon Center on the left. Park in the nearest lot.

7 p.m. — It’s Open Mic Night at the Guitar Merchant, 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

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

7-8 p.m. — West Hills Hospital offers tours of its Maternity Floor. Meet in the lobby.

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.

7:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Communications and Outreach Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. To attend committee meetings, drive through the main parking lot, bear left and then continue up and over the hill until you see the Condon Center on the left. Park in the nearest lot.

Thursday, Feb. 21

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

12:30-2:30 p.m.  Adult literacy tutors are available for walk-in assistance at thePlatt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland 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.

2-5 p.m. — West Hills Hospital presents Heart Smart 2019 in the auditorium of Corporate Pointe at West Hills, 8413 Fallbrook Ave. The free event provides information on heart health, including heart attack prevention, plus blood pressure screenings and training in hands-only CPR.

3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. — Free English Conversation Classes meet at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

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

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

6:30 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous Study Group meets in the Lounge at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.

6:30-8 p.m. — Home Depot offers a free “Do It Herself” workshop on building a “Pipe Coat Hanger” at 22855 Victory Blvd., 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’s Operations Committee meets in the second-floor conference room of the Condon Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School.

7-9 p.m. — Local musician Eddie Salcido performs at Al Italiano Restaurant, 23701 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills.

8-9:30 p.m. — Chabad of West Hills hosts its annual Mega Challah Bake, “Loaves of Love,” at 6820 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Women make two loaves of the traditional Jewish bread. RSVP required (may be sold out) by visiting here.

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

Friday, Feb. 22

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 a.m.-noon — Family Rescue Center in Canoga Park hosts a free jobs workshop, including help with resumes, job search assistance and help with interviews. Call (714) 226-3266 for details.

10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. — Free English Conversation Classes meet at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

8-11 p.m. — Friday is Jam Night with the Captain Morgan Band at Lenny’s Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Drive in Chatsworth Lake Manor.

Saturday, Feb. 23

8:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Donations accepted.

8:30-11:30 a.m. — Volunteers gather in the parking lot of West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave. in West Hills, to carpool to Children’s Hunger Fund, where they will pack donated food into boxes for distribution. All ages welcome.

9 a.m.-noon — El Camino Real Charter High School’s Student Council and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps host an Electronics Waste Drop-Off Event in the parking lot at Valley Circle Boulevard and Mariano Street in Woodland Hills. The event does not accept batteries, refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats and air conditioners.
 

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot provides a free “Do It Yourself” workshop on “Installing Wall Tile” at 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills.

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 “Critters in the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills,” led bySharon Shingai of the Southwest Herpetology Society and Cathy Schoonmaker of the National Park Service at Malibu Creek State Park. Cost: $50 for the series, $15 per class for drop-ins.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — El Camino Real Charter High School invites the public to its second day of “A Celebration of Black Culture: Journey to Success,” a day of speakers, workshops, celebrity performances and food celebrating black history. RSVP:[email protected].

7-10:30 p.m. — The annual Chaminade Film Festival of student films commences in the Tutor Family Performing Arts Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills.

Sunday, Feb. 24

9:45 a.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue hosts Judy Isaacson Elias, founder of Heroes to Heroes, speaking “How Israel Saved My Life” at 7352 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Elias describes how she founded the organization, which deploys Israeli war veterans to assist their American counterparts in their recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Includes a free continental breakfast. Register by calling Carol Levin at (818) 317-2776.

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.

3-7 p.m. — Fairwinds West Hills hosts its annual Oscars Party at 8138 Woodlake Ave. in West Hills. The event includes cocktails, live entertainment and photos, followed by a five-course dinner. Red-carpet glamour attire. RSVP and details: (818) 713-0900.

 

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;  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.

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 second Thursday of the month, at the Malibu Wine and Beer Garden at 23130 Sherman Way in West Hills. To RSVP, click here 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 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 [email protected] 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, 7900 Balboa Blvd. (C3 and C4 entrance on Stagg Street), Van Nuys, CA 91406. Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10, seniors $8, children 10 and under free.

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

West Valley Playhouse, currently operating at First United Methodist Church, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307.

Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 347-9419.

Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) Theatre, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 719-6488.



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