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December 2019

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

Come to the Manger

Come to the Manager is a wonderful event for the entire family! Children can dress up as their favorite Christmas nativity characters and parents have the opportunity to take memorable pictures, now through December 24 at the Ministry Center Lobby of Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, 19700 Rinaldi Street. (Costumes provided by Shepherd’s Sewing Ministry). For more information, contact Grace Ancheta at or call (818) 831-9333.

Meeting on the Proposed Topanga Apartments

On December 3rd, Affirmed Housing, the developer of the proposed supportive housing project at 10243 N. Topanga Blvd., will be giving a presentation at a special meeting of the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. The meeting at 6:30 pm will be at the Freedom Church, 9200 Owensmouth Ave. in Chatsworth. Community members are encouraged to attend and give feedback.

Chatsworth Library Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will be discussing Cary Grant: a biography by Marc Eliot on December 4 at 1:30 pm. The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Library Community Room. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Winter Nights At The Village

Come experience a true Winter wonderland and celebrate the season with exclusive seasonal performance and unique festival experiences at the village at Westfield Topanga Thursdays, December 5 & 12 at 5;30 pm. We encourage guests to use and share #HOWDOYOUHOLIDAY throughout their Winter Nights experiences. Westfield Rewards members can also enjoy exclusive treats like cotton candy, hot chocolate and popcorn at our Rewards Corner, located outside of 24-Hour Fitness. Entertainment will include Family-friendly crafts, roaming carolers, snow angel LED characters, season photo moments, toy soldier roaming characters, live music from Lauren Nikohl and a special appearance from Santa Bailey (the LA Kings Hockey team holiday mascot). The first 200 Westfield Rewards members to check-in at center court (by Veggie Grill) will receive an exclusive gift. Crafts, treats and sweets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Village @ Westfield Topanga is located at 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills. For more information, please visit:

Covered California Enrollment

Certified Enrollment Counselors will talk to you face-toface to explain health coverage options through Covered California, and help you select the best plan for your medical needs and budget on December 5th, 3-5 PM at the Mid-Valley Branch Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street in North Hills. You can also find out if you qualify for low-cost or no-cost coverage through Medi-Cal and other services. For more information about the event, call (818) 895-3650.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley

On Saturday, December 7th, at 5 pm to 9 pm, the Museum of the San Fernando Valley will hold a meet and greet reception for participating SFV artists and museum supporters of its upcoming exhibit “Unmasking the San Fernando Valley.” The exhibit is a one-of-a-kind collection of handmade decorative masks, all created by some of SFV’s most well-known and established artists. Each mask is connected to an SFV event and is designed to excite and engage SFV history buffs. Each mask is available for purchase, with a significant portion of the proceeds to be donated to the museum. Museum of the San Fernando Valley is located at 18860 Nordhoff Street, Suite 204 in Northridge. To RSVP to the event, please email

Granada Hills Holiday Events

Join us as we celebrate some of the best of Granada Hills on Friday, December 6 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Chatsworth Street and Zelzah Avenue. Happening with the weekly Granada Hills Grubfest, the night begins with annual Granada Hills tree lighting at 6:00PM and Valley Cultural Center’s Arts on the Move event, which features performances by local schools, AVIVA and feature band Ticket to Ride, a tribute to the Beatles!

Spark of Love Toy Drive

There will be a Spark of Love Toy Drive on Saturday, December 7, in the Chatsworth Ralph’s shopping center parking lot. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy between 11 AM and 2 PM to the shopping center located at the northwest corner of Devonshire Street and Canoga Avenue. This is a great opportunity to support our local Station 96 firefighters who provide holiday gifts to underprivileged children.

Holiday Music at Chatsworth Library

The Chatsworth High School Jazz Band will be performing holiday music at the Chatsworth Branch Library on Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 pm. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Santa Paws At The Village

Bring your furry friend(s) and family for a special photo opportunity with Santa himself on Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 am at the Healthy Spot at The Village in Westfield Topanga, 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills. This is a dogs-only event. RSVP is recommended through Eventbrite. 100% of donation proceeds will benefit Operations Blankets of Love. Walkups will be accommodated on an as-available basis. For more information, please visit:

Granada Hills Holiday Parade

The Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors at the 36th Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 8, 1:30 PM at Petit and Chatsworth to Zelzah and Kingsbury Don’t miss this annual tradition that showcases our community!

PALS Holiday Toy Drive

The 35th Annual PALS Toy Drive is upon us. There is a box located in the lobby of the CD12 District Office for gift donations for the Devonshire PALS Youth Center. The Toy Giveaway event is set for December 14th, and the last day for gift drop off will be December 13th.

Santa Photos for Pets & Families

PetSmart is throwing a holiday party – and pets are invited! During two weekends in December, Santa Claus will visit PetSmart stores nationwide, including in the Los Angeles area, for free photos and festivities. Pets and their families can pose with Saint Nick on Dec. 14-15 and again on Dec. 21-22, from noon to 4 p.m. local time. Pet parents will also be able to shop for goodies to stuff their four-legged friend’s stocking, or buy a gift for their favorite animal lover. For more information, visit

CalRTA Meeting

On December 13th, Friday, at 10 a.m., the CalRTA meeting will be at the Northridge Women’s Club at 18401 Lassen St. in Northridge. All retired teachers are welcome to come join us to hear the latest about your pensions, health issues, and more such as scams aimed at retirees, plus consider joining us for lunch after the meeting. To make lunch reservations, contact Nancy Gohata at (818) 371-8013.

Chatsworth Kiwanis Holiday Parade

Join the Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth for their annual holiday parade and festival on Sunday, December 15. The festival runs from 11:00AM to 5:00 PM, in Devonshire St. from Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Lurline Avenue, with the parade stepping off at 1:00 PM.

Winter Concert

Come and enjoy your Valley’s young musicians in a Winter Concert for the whole family, led by distinguished Conductor, Dr. Henry Shin on Sunday, December 15th, 7:00 PM at In-Christ Community Church, 19514 Rinaldi St. in Northridge. Program includes SaintSaens, Rossini, Piazzolla, Holiday Music and more. $10 Ticket Donation. For advance discount tickets contact Jackie at 213-458-4618 or


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