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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, June 3-10

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A view from the San Fernando Valley: The pedestrian bridge on Monday, May 20, 2024. Since the 1970s, the Snoopy (also called “Peanuts”) Bridge over Wilbur Avenue near Tarzana Elementary School has been a beloved community landmark. It has been defaced with graffiti. Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and his team have been closely working with community members, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Hattas Studios, on how to refurbish this Valley treasure. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of events in the San Fernando Valley.

June 3

Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans from all services and ages, and their supporters, meet at 8:30 a.m. Location, auditorium at 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds, 818-884-4013. www.wingsoverwendys.com

Greater Valley Glen Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Concorde Career College, 12412 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood.  www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Police Department Mission Community Police Station, 11121 Sepulveda Blvd. Voicemail, 818-869-4577. Email: board@mhnconline.org. mhnconline.org

June 4

Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. St. Euphrasia School, auditorium, 11766 Shoshone Ave. Email: info@ghnnc.org. ghnnc.org/

June 5

Sherman Oaks Woman’s Club: Prospective new members are invited to meet the group at a luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required to attend. The group welcomes women for “friendship, fun and philanthropy.” No meetings in July-August. Location, 4808 Kester Ave., Sherman Oaks. Make a reservation in advance to Joan, 818-781-2894. www.facebook.com/shermanoakswomansclub/

Chatsworth Branch Library Book Club – In-person and Online: Discuss “The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride, 1:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance and by email to sstamm@lapl.org (put “June 5 Book Club” in the subject line). Location, 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: tinyurl.com/us76jb26

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Lawrence Middle School, library, 10100 Variel Ave. 818-464-3511. Emails: info@chatsworthcouncil.org; for the board, president@chatsworthcouncil.org. www.chatsworthcouncil.org/

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Gault Street Elementary School, 17000 Gault St. 818-779-9026. Email: info@lakebalboanc.org. lakebalboanc.org/

June 6

Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Granada Hills Charter-Zelzah Campus, Rawley Hall, 10535 Zelzah Ave.

June 8

CHEER Clothing Drive: Donated clothing (for children, men and women), and other soft items including backpacks, blankets, bed sheets, gloves, handbags and shoes, will be collected, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Items must be new or in good condition. Items to be donated to the San Fernando Rescue Mission. Northridge Recreation Center, 18300 Lemarsh St. See the flyer: tinyurl.com/5acjk492. Questions about what to donate: Yi Ding, 860-834-1504; Michelle Liu, 818-648-7762; Lan Zheng, 952-457-3271. www.sfvcheer.org/about

Three Homes with History in Tujunga: The Little Landers Historical Society presents a talk by local historian Charles J. Fisher on the building of three notable Arroyo stone houses — Hardin, Reavis and Rowley — and the families who lived in them, 1 p.m. The historical society is pursuing historic monument status for the three houses. Free admission/donation $5. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. (at the corner of Valmont Street), Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: llhs@boltonhall.org. www.facebook.com/boltonhallmuseum; www.boltonhall.org

June 12

Mystery Book Club at West Valley Regional Branch Library – In-person and Online: Discusses “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” by Gillian McCallister, 10:30 a.m. Request the Zoom link in advance and by email to wvalley@lapl.org (put “Mystery Book Club, May 12” in the subject line). Location, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda. 818-345-9806. Details: tinyurl.com/24k8pwys

Mystery Book Club at Sylmar Branch Library: Discusses “A World of Curiosities” by Louise Penny, 2 p.m. Location, 14561 Polk St. 818-367-6102. Details: tinyurl.com/ktsksdjs

Pacoima Branch Library Book Club – Online: Discusses “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women” by Lisa See, 6:30 p.m. Request the Zoom link in advance by email (put “June 12 Book Club” in the subject line) to pcoima@lapl.org. Library location, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. 818-899-5203. Details: tinyurl.com/yz3unvuf

Adult Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “Tom Lake” by Ann Patchett, 6:30 p.m. (special meeting date for June). Location, 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. Details: tinyurl.com/5c4r29rn

Volunteer

Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects: https://volunteerscleaningcommunities.com/schedule-of-events. Information on the group and how to make a donation for clean-up supplies: volunteerscleaningcommunities.com

Farmers markets

Canoga Park Farmers Market: A certified market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Avenue. www.instagram.com/mainst.canogaparkfarmersmarket

El Nido Farmers Market – Pacoima: El Nido Family Centers and the City of Los Angeles present the market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, Pacoima Family Source Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd. Facebook: tinyurl.com/2p8rmtc2. www.elnidofamilycenters.org/farmers-market

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook: bit.ly/44cFl0P

Encino Farmers Market: ONEgeneration presents the market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Location, 17400 Victory Blvd. (between Balboa Boulevard and White Oak Avenue). Farmers market manager, 818-708-6611 or email: farmersmarket@onegeneration.org. www.onegeneration.org/farmers-market/

Good Times Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Los Angeles Valley College, parking lot A, 5800 Fulton Ave. (at Burbank Boulevard), Valley Glen. goodtimesfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Instagram: tinyurl.com/mrxcaxrn

Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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