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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dec. 15-24 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, Jan.4 , 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, Dec. 15-24 2017

Do you have a West Hills event you'd like to list on the calendar?
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Friday, Dec. 15
Fourth Night of Chanukah
 
8 p.m. — Two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw“Village Wooing” and“Overruled,” continue at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 17. (818) 884-1907.
 
Saturday, Dec. 16
Fifth Night of Chanukah
 
8:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills.
 
9-10:15 a.m. — A year after a savage attack on West Hills student Jordan Peisner, theJordanstrong Foundation returns to 6433 Platt Ave. for the Second Annual Rally for Peace and Kindness. The event is sponsored by the El Camino Real Charter High School’s Cool 2 Be Kind Club.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains presents a difficult-level hike to the former Spahn Ranch site led by volunteer guides Jill Mather and Jeff Snell. Meet at the Lilac Lane entrance to the Santa Susana Mountains State Historic Park, 7796 Lilac Lane in Chatsworth.
 
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.
 
3 p.m. — Chatsworth’s Big Oak Theatre presents “Scrooge, The Musical” at 22200 Chatsworth St. Performances run through Dec. 17.
 
8 p.m. — Two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw“Village Wooing” and“Overruled,” continue at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. Continues through Dec. 17. (818) 884-1907.
 
Sunday, Dec. 17
Sixth Night of Chanukah
 
9 a.m.-noon — TreePeople and the El Camino Real Alliance invite the community to participate in planting native trees for El Camino Real Charter High School’s new independent study facility at 7401 Shoup Ave. in West Hills. Set to open in 2018 on the former grounds of Park Hill School, the facility will be the site of meetings of the West Hills Neighborhood Council. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
 
2-4 p.m. – The Center for Excellence presents the Chaminade Junior Players’ performance of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” at Chaminade’s Tutor Center for the Performing Arts in West Hills.
 
2:30 p.m. — Two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw“Village Wooing” and“Overruled,” conclude their run at Clyde Porter’s West Valley Playhouse7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park. (818) 884-1907.
 
3 p.m. — Chatsworth’s Big Oak Theatre presents “Scrooge, The Musical” at 22200 Chatsworth St.

Monday, Dec. 18
Seventh Night of Chanukah
 
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.
 
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 invites everyone to meet Freddie Williams, MSW, who discusses the stigmas and myths of homelessness during the committee’s monthly meeting in the Condon Family Center at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills. Also, representatives ofCounty Supervisor Sheila Kuehl provide an update on solutions for RV parking and bridge housing. Other items on the agenda include the upcoming Homelessness Count on Jan. 23, interfaith action and progress on a Valley Referral Guide.
 
7 p.m. — Cub Scouts Pack 474 meets in the Scout Room at First United Methodist Church22700 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 Center.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Eighth and Final Night of Chanukah
 
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.
 
7-9 p.m. — Boy Scouts Troop 474 meets at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
7:30 p.m.— A Narcotics Anonymous group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 20
10:30-11:30 a.m.  Preschool Storytime With Grandma Judie is presented at thePlatt Branch Library23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.
 
Noon — The Book Club of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church meets at Renee Lambert’s home to discuss “The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood. Bring a wrapped book for a “white elephant” exchange. RSVP to (818) 347-8272.

6:30 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee meets at IHOP, 22810 Vanowen St., West Hills. The agenda ishere.
 
7 p.m. — A men’s AA group meets in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church,22700 Sherman Way in West Hills.
 
7-8:30 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 Committeemeets at IHOP, 22810 Vanowen St., West Hills.
 
Thursday, Dec. 21
Winter Solstice happens at 8:28 a.m.

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.
 
12:30 p.m. — Platt Branch Library hosts the annual holiday party of the League of Women Voters at 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. All are invited.
 
6:30-10:30 p.m. — The West Valley Chess Club meets at Shomrei Torah Synagogue,7353 Valley Circle, 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, Dec. 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.
 
Saturday, Dec. 23
8:30 a.m. — An intermediate yoga group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills.
 
Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve
 
8-11:30 p.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills, presents its 14th annual Men’s Club Comedy Night, featuring comedians Bobby Tessel,Dwayne PerkinsLaura House and Gene Pompa. Free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, $4 well drinks. Benefits synagogue youth programs. Tickets: $39 in advance, $45 at the door. RSVP here.
 
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; 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; Westfield Topanga Night Market — Fridays, 5-10 p.m. in the parking lot on the northeast corner of Victory Boulevard and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
 
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.
 
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 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+)
 
Café Della Vita Sicilian Italian Restaurant23759 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.
 
Singers are invited to join the San Fernando Valley Male Chorus, which rehearses everyMonday, 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 Museum7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. SecondSunday 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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