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WEST HILLS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jan. 17-26 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 6, 2020

7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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



   

10-Day Calendar, Jan. 17-26 2020

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Friday, Jan. 17

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.

10-11:30 a.m. — Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church & Preschool present a Preschool Winter Festival and Open House at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. The free event is open to families with children ages 2 through 5 and includes tours of the preschool, a bounce house, ice painting, a sensory bin, a photo booth and more.

Noon-3 p.m. — Volunteers at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church make blankets at 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills.

12:30- 2 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. — Free English Conversation Classes meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

Saturday, Jan. 18

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

8:30-11:30 a.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee invites the community to help pick up trash and clear weeds along Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Nordhoff and Parthenia Streets. Meet on the southwest corner of Nordhoff and Parthenia. Committee chairs Brad Vanderhoof and Faye Barta supply gardening tools. Bring a hat, a pair of gloves, some sun block and a smile.

10 a.m.  The Bob Baker Marionettes present a free performance of “Fiesta!” at the Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The show includes a puppet meet-and-greet and a Q/A with the puppeteers. Details: (818) 347-9419.

Details: (818) 347-9419.

10-11:30 a.m. — A free “Do It Yourself” workshop features “Easy Bath Updates” at Home Depot, 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 at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is “Critters of the Santa Susanas,” led by Sharon Shingai of Herp Connection and Cathy Schoonmaker of the National Park Service. Cost: $50 for the series, $15 per class for drop-ins.

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.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Foxy and the Hounds has a puppy and dog adoption event at 23915 Sylvan ST. in Woodland Hills. Please do not bring your own pets.

Noon  The Bob Baker Marionettes present a free performance of “Something to Crow About!” at the Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The show includes a puppet meet-and-greet and a Q/A with the puppeteers. Details: (818) 347-9419.

2:30-4 p.m. — A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

4-6 p.m. — We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym presents a Mario Cart Tournament at 23010 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. Details are here.

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 is a screening of “The New Crystal Hunters.” Details: [email protected].

7 p.m. — Manifest Productions presents music at the Guitar Merchant, 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

Sunday, Jan. 19

9 a.m.-noon — The West Valley Garden Club seeks help from the public for its annual rose pruning party at Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, 23600 Roscoe Blvd. in West Hills. Bring gloves, pruning shears and a hat. Refreshments are provided.

9:30 a.m. — Journalist Emily Dwass, author of “Diagnosis Female,” moderates a panel discussion on women’s health at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. A light bagel breakfast is served. RSVP for the breakfast at (818) 854-7478 or [email protected] by Jan. 13.

10 a.m.  The Bob Baker Marionettes present a free performance of “Fiesta!” at the Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The show includes a puppet meet-and-greet and a Q/A with the puppeteers. Details: (818) 347-9419.

10:30 a.m.-noon — Hazak Seniors gather for a morning of entertainment and community at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills.

Noon  The Bob Baker Marionettes present a free performance of “Something to Crow About!” at the Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The show includes a puppet meet-and-greet and a Q/A with the puppeteers. Details: (818) 347-9419.

1 p.m. — Greg Bishop, author and podcaster on the subject of UFOs, speaks on “It Exists, Why Do We Lie About It? UFOs and Anomalies Research in the 21st Century” at the West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St. in West Hills. $10 at the door. Details: (805) 930-5199.

4:30-7 p.m. —  The Board Gaming With Education Community hosts its first Engaged Play: Board Game Family Night of the year at the Legacy Center, 6011 Variel Ave. in Woodland Hills. This is a free event for all ages. Details are here.

Monday, Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — Post offices, public libraries and most schools are closed.

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.

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — UrbanPromise Los Angeles presents an MLK Day of Service at 22103 Vanowen St. in Canoga Park. Volunteers restore the group’s facility in preparation for its after-school programs. Details are here.

12:30-1:30 p.m.  “Fun With Words,” a free vocabulary-building class for beginning English learners, meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. 

1:30-2:30 p.m. — A free “Grammar Patterns” class is offered to for beginning English learners at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills. 

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.  Deanne leads a basic “mindful yoga” group meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St.

6-7 p.m. — Cub Scouts Pack 721 meets in the auditorium 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, Jan. 21

Noon-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.  Adult literacy tutors are available for walk-in assistance at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

2-3:30 p.m. — A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

5:30 p.m. — West Hills Walkers meet for a family-friendly social stroll of less than three miles starting from Nothing Bundt Cakes in Platt Village. Free.

6:30 p.m.  Cub Scouts Pack 777 meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., 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.

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

8 p.m. — Rabbi Richard Camras leads a reading of Etgar Keret’s short story, “Breaking the Bank, at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. Free for synagogue members, $10 for others.

8-11 p.m. — The West Hills Neighborhood Council and its Homelessness Committee needs members of the community to show up for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Volunteers start by watching a short training video, then move out in teams to assigned locations to count homeless people. Volunteers are not required to engage homeless people or other people they don’t know. Most participants don’t leave their cars. Information collected helps the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority assign resources where they are needed.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

3:30 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.
 

6:30-7:30 p.m.  M3 Physical Therapy hosts a Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop at 7230 Medical Center Drive #401 in West Hills.

6:30-7:30 p.m. — A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

7 p.m. — It’s Open Mic Night at the Guitar Merchant, 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills. $5 for performers, $3 for audience members.

7 p.m. — The Sisterhood of Shomrei Torah Synagogue has a Z’havah Paint Night at the synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. in West Hills. $36 for synagogue members, $40 for others. RSVP by Jan. 17.

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.

7-10 p.m. — Weekly life drawing sessions are offered at Toolbox LA, 9410 Owensmouth Ave. in Chatsworth. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for the public.

Thursday, Jan. 23

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 the Platt 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.

2:20-4:45 p.m. — West Hills Hospital presents “Understanding Treatment Options for Your Hips, Knees and Back” in the auditorium at Corporate Pointe West Hills, 8413 Fallbrook Ave. in West Hills. The free community event includes talks on “Understanding Hip and Knee Replacements” by Umesh Bhagia, MD; “The Latest Treatment Option for Shoulder Pain” by Nicolas Vardiabasis, DO; and “Back/Neck Pain: Alternative Options for Spinal Fusion” by Jared Ament, MD, MPH.

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

6:30-10:30 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 Bylaws Committee meets at de Toledo High School, 2622 Vanowen St. in West Hills.

7-9 p.m. — A Narcotics Anonymous Study Group meets in the Lounge 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. 24

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.

12:30-2 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. — Free English Conversation Classes meet at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

Saturday, Jan. 25

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

10-11:30 a.m. — Home Depot offers a free workshop on “Installing Tile Backsplash” 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 at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is “Oak Trees of the Santa Susanas,” led by Rosi Dagit. Cost: $50 for the series, $15 per class for drop-ins.

10:45 a.m. — A Book Club meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St.

11 a.m.-noon — Two Medicare experts present “Medicare 101,” a workshop for persons approaching retirement, at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

2:30-4 p.m. — A free English Conversation Class meets at the Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. in West Hills/Woodland Hills.

5-7:30 p.m. — West Hills Church has a Chili Cook-Off and Game Night at 7475 Fallbrook Ave. in West Hills.

7 p.m. — Bands perform at the Guitar Merchant, 22805 Saticoy St., at Fallbrook Avenue, in West Hills.

Sunday, Jan. 26

10 a.m. — Shomrei Torah Synagogue commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz through the stories of violins rescued from the Holocaust and restored by Israeli artisans. Includes a violin performance by Hazzan Mike Stein of Temple Aliyah.

11 a.m. — The Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains welcomes the public to a hike on the Miranda Loop at the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. The hike starts from the Andora Avenue Trailhead.

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.

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.

Civil War Roundtable meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Weiler’s West Hills Deli, 22323 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. $18 covers the cost of admission and a sandwich dinner that precedes the talk, which begins at 7 p.m. Cost to attend the talk only (includes soft drinks, cookies and entry in a book drawing) is $5. To RSVP for dinner, email [email protected] by noon.

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.

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

10 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills.

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 Saturday 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 its temporary space next to Maggiano’s and the Corner Bakery off Erwin Street at the Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills. (818) 884-1907.

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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