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October 2018

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

Holiday Events at Shepherd

COME TO THE MANGER, Dec 2 - Dec 24 - Be sure to visit our kid-friendly interactive nativity experience in the Ministry Center Lobby. Children can dress up as their favorite Christmas nativity characters and parents will have the opportunity to take memorable pictures! (costumes provided). KOK/SONBEAMS WINTER PRODUCTION, Thu, Dec 6 – 7 at 7:00PM - Come watch the Sonbeam Singers (Pre-K to Kindergarten) and KOK (1st to 5th Grade) perform in Straight Outta Bethlehem on Dec. 6 to 7 at 7 PM. Purchase tickets at the church ticket office or order them online at CHRISTMAS SERVICES - You’re invited to join us for one of our Christmas services: Saturday, December 22 at 6:00 pm; Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am; and Monday, December 24 at 6:00pm, 8:00 pm, and 11:00 pm. Deaf Interpretation at 11:00 am service only on Sunday. Children’s Programs are available at all services except 11:00 pm on Monday. Spanish Translation is available at all services. The Shepherd Church is located at 19700 Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch, (818) 831-9333.

Chanukah At Porter Ranch

Chabad presents The Grand Ice Menorah Lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6 pm at the Porter Ranch Town Center. Celebration includes Hot Latkes and Donuts, Chanukah Crafts, Children Performances, Caricaturist and PhotoBooth. Back by popular demand is the Great Gelt Drop. Formore information, please call 87744chanukah or visit

Holiday Toy Drive

LAPD Devonshire PALS Holiday Toy Drive accepts new, unwrapped toys, games, books, gift cards and cash donations for children ages 0-17. Please drop off donations at these locations before Dec. 14: Los Toros Mexican Restaurant (21743 Devonshire St), Anytime Fitness (21525 Devonshire St), Rodeo Realty (9338 Reseda Blvd) and Because We care Foundation (10136 Topanga Canyon Blvd). The 34th Annual PALS Toy Give Away will be on Dec. 15th, 9 AM at 8721 Wilbur Avenue in Northridge.

Holiday Serenade

The San Fernando Valley Chorale presents its annual winter season concert, “Holiday Serenade,” on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10000 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. The Chorale is a non-profit, non-sectarian group of men and women singers who share their love of music to the communityat-large in the winter and spring. Suggested donations for performances are $10 for Adults and $5 for children. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the concert. For ticket information call (818) 477-2025 or email Tickets may also be obtained at the door. Visit the Chorale’s blog at and Facebook at

Valley Ragtime Stomp

Next meeting for The Valley Ragtime Stomp is from 2-5:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 21601 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. The Valley Ragtime Stomp is a free monthly concert in Canoga Park, featuring ragtime-era and other vintage music, including stride, boogie-woogie, blues and ballads. For further information call or text Ron at 818-439-9048 or email him at

Chatsworth Holiday Parade

The Chatsworth Holiday Parade and Festival, “A Country Christmas will be on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11AM to 5 PM. Parade step off is at 1 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 16th, 7:00 PM at In-Christ Community Church, 19514 Rinaldi St. in Northridge. Program includes Brahms, Strauss, Bernstein, Holiday Music and more. $10 Ticket Donation. For advance discount tickets contact Jackie at 213-458-4618 or,

CalRTA Meeting

On December, 14th, 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.

Heritage Christian School Concert

Heritage Christian School presents “The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us,” an unforgettable 80 Voice Choir / Full Orchestra with Narration by Dr. Harold Clousing at Shepherd Church (19700 Rinaldi St, Porter Ranch) on Friday, December 14, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 - Students $10. It is not just a concert it is an experience! For more information, please call 818-232-2521.

Holiday Breakfast

Councilmember Mitchel Englander invites you to a Holiday Breakfast and Farewell Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 13 beginning at 8 am to 11 am at Greig Smith PALS Youth Center, 8721 Wilbur Avenue in Northridge. Please RSVP by Dec. 8 via email to or call (818) 882-1212.

Free Christmas Eve Dinner

The Congregational Church of Chatsworth will serve free dinner to people in need on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 7 PM. The dinner will follow the church’s 6 PM worship service, but people don’t have to attend the service to eat afterwards. In addition to the free Christmas Eve dinner, the church has a Food Pantry that gives out boxes of food to poor and homeless people every Saturday from 10 AM till Noon. The Congregational Church of Chatsworth, a United Church of Christ, located at 20440 Lassen Street, conducts worship services Sundays at 10 AM.

Project CARE for Seniors

The Los Angeles Department of Aging is proudly celebrating 12 years supporting older adults in need during the holiday season. Many of the older adults served struggle to allocate their fixed income to obtain basic necessities such as food, blankets, or socks to keep them warm. We are asking for your assistance. Your gift may be the only one received during the holidays by our participants. Support Project Care by visiting where you can donate or build a bag of gifts yourself.

Baby Kittens

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center is looking for compassionate individuals to care for & foster Baby Kittens. No experience necessary. The hours are phenomenal. Pay: Unlimited exposure to cuteness & eternal gratitude. Visit or call 818 643- 3989 to get started. Best Friends is an 501-C Non Profit Animal Rescue Organization (and so much more) working towards making the entire nation No Kill by 2025.

First Day Hike

Begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1st, 11 am at the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, 9955 Andora Place in Chatsworth. For more information, email or call (818) 784-4849.


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