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The Adult Book Club at San Fernando Library meets on Dec. 12. (Google Street View)
Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.
Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 10. The group meets every Monday. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed, 818-421-8946. www.wingsoverwendys.com
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Sherman Oaks Elementary School, auditorium, 14780 Dickens St. 818-503-2399. www.shermanoaksnc.org
Wings Over Wendy’s: The veterans group’s second get-together of the week, 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 11. The group meets every Tuesday. Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd. Email: email@example.com. Ed, 818-421-8946.
Friends of the Platt Library: A representative from LA Opera discusses the upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386.
Northridge West Neighborhood Council: Holiday board meeting and dinner, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Reservations requested. Northridge Christian Church, 18901 Chatsworth St. 818-697-0639. northridgewest.org
Winnetka Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Winnetka Convention Center, 20122 Vanowen St. www.winnetkanc.com
Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology: Drs. Karim Chamie, Alexandra Drakaki and Allan Pantuck discuss “Advances in Bladder and Kidney Cancers,” 7-9 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. Parking $12. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Auditorium (Room B130), 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles. 310-794-6644. www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu
Book Club for Adults at San Fernando Library: Discusses “Siracusa” by Delia Ephron, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. 818-365-6928. lacountylibrary.org/san-fernando-library
Pacoima Library Book Club: Discusses “Rain of Gold” by Victor Villaseñor, 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-899-5203. bit.ly/2Upujld
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. North Valley City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. American Legion Hall, 5320 Fallbrook Ave. 818-639-9444. whcouncil.org
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-533-8662. www.vnnc.org
Woolsey Fire Town Halls: Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl hosts two gatherings on two dates and venues to answer questions that have arisen following the fire plus resource information: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas), and, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16 (Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu). www.lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers
California Retired Teachers’ Association: Discussion on pension matters, 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Lunch follows the meeting, call for cost and reservations. Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St. Nancy, 818-371-8013.
Canoga Park Women’s Club Bingo Night: Enjoy the games and spaghetti dinner, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14. Admission $20 includes 10 games and dinner. Additional game books, $5; extra charge for beverage. Reservations required. 7401 Jordan Ave. Cindy, 818-767-3428. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 Collections – Rockhound Treasures and Adventures: Emmy Lam discusses how to identify fossils, minerals and attendees may touch the specimens and try out a metal detector following the presentation, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 818-226-0017. bit.ly/2zPdkQJ
Adult Book Club at Studio City Branch Library: Discusses “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. bit.ly/2EaTP7Q
Novels at Night Book Club at Westlake Village Library: Discusses “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. 31220 Oak Crest Drive. 818-865-9230. bit.ly/2L1ZzSP
20/30 Somethings Book Club at Agoura Hills Library: Discusses “Maeve in America” by Maeve Higgins, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Book club is for adults in their 20s and 30s. 29901 Ladyface Court. 818-889-2278. bit.ly/2yyzczc
National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Fernando Valley: Kim Bunnell, from the San Fernando and Santa Clarita affiliate, discusses a change from affiliate to chapter and other local matters, 7-8:45 p.m. Dec. 19. 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 818-994-6747. www.namisfv.org
Contemporary Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Branch Library: Discusses “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. 818-226-0017. bit.ly/2UrAo0C
NoHo Book Club: Discusses “Silas Marner” by George Eliot, 4-5 p.m. Dec. 22. North Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. bit.ly/2Ekhjs5
Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library Book Club: Discusses “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” by Michael Pollan, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 29. 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-352-4481. bit.ly/2Potmpr
Alliance of Relative Caregivers: The group offers free support groups and related services for relative caregivers in the San Fernando Valley. Sylvie de Toledo, 818-789-1177 (email@example.com); Pam Meeker, 818-203-2763 (firstname.lastname@example.org). allianceofrelativecaregivers.org
World Literature Through the Short Story: Susan Mahler leads two classes at two times and venues on Mondays: 10 a.m.-noon (West Valley Regional Branch Library, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda) and 2-4 p.m. (Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd.). Classes repeat on Mondays except for holidays. 310-455-2781. www.lapl.org
Rotary Club of Woodland Hills: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays (except check website for last Wednesday of the month for time and location). Check website for scheduled speakers Cost $20 lunch. Dress code: no denim. Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. 818-754-4743. www.whrotary.org
Rotary Club of Granada Hills: 12:10 p.m. Thursdays. Call for cost of lunch. Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive. 818-408-6007. www.granadahillsrotary.com
Magnolia Park Optimist Club: Meets 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. 818-845-7949. www.optimist.org/ClubDetail.cfm?club=14530
Send information at least two weeks in advance to email@example.com. 818-713-3708.
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