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March 2020

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events


On Sunday, March 1, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be hosting a coffee-with-a-Cop event at the Porter Ranch Starbucks, 19759 Rinaldi Street between 8 AM and noon. Come on by for a free cup of coffee and a chance to ask your questions, voice your concerns, and get to know your local CHP officers.

Chatsworth Library Book Club

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

Valley Trailers

The Valley Trailers Square Dance Club invites you to join their new class of modern square dancing starting on Tuesday, March 10th. Arrive at Wilkinson Center, 8956 Vanalden, in Northridge, around 6:45 pm to register. New dancers accepted on 3/10 and 3/17. Your first class is free, $7.00 thereafter. For more info, call Linda 805-231-6171 or Don 818-360-8750.

Northridge Women’s Club

Northridge Women’s Club is hosting a Bingo Event on Wednesday, March 11th from 11am to 3pm at 18401 Lassen Street in Northridge. $15 includes book of 10 games, bottled water & lunch. $1.00 daubers, $3.00 wine & $1.00 sodas. There will be prizes for winners. For reservations, please contact Irene Strauss at 818 344-3333. For membership, please contact Joyce Sipes at 818 429-8468.

Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope are a collection of violins that survived the Holocaust and were beautifully restored by Amnon Weinstein and his son, Avshalom. These violins represent and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit. You can hear the Violins of Hope in a special presentation during City Council on March 17. To reserve a seat on the shuttle from the Community Service Center to City Hall for this special presentation on March 17, please RSVP to or call 818-882-1212.

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council

Voting will be Saturday, March 21 to fill 11 of 21 Board seats in the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. Stakeholders may vote from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chatsworth Train Depot, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road. For more information see:

Oakridge Estate Tour

The Oakridge Estate at 18650 Devonshire Blvd. in Northridge has a tour planned for the morning of Saturday, March 21st at 10am. Docents will lead the 90 minute tour of the home that was built for Barbara Stanwyck by architect Paul R. Williams in 1937. Advanced registration is required and available at Admission is $15 per person. The gates open at 9:30am and there is limited parking so carpooling is advised.

Free Movie Matinee

OnThursday, March 26 at 1:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library Community Room there will be a free showing of The Joker. The movie is sponsored by the Friends of Chatsworth Library. Light refreshments are available. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

The Passion Play

The Passion Play on March 29 and April 3-5 will celebrate its 28th year in production in 2020. Hosted by Shepherd Church, The Passion Play is considered the last remaining musical production in Southern California that chronicles the last days of Jesus Christ on earth. This annual event has become a local tradition for thousands of Angelinos as they prepare to celebrate Easter. Each year, however, there is always something new and fresh in the production to make the experience unique. When you purchase a ticket to The Passion Play, a significant portion of the proceeds will help Los Angeles-based community-minded ministries. The Passion Play is written and directed by Chip Hurd, director of Tyler Perry’s Nickelodeon Series, Young Dylan, actress and former director of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and the award-winning audio bible, The Bible Experience. Vocal Director Maxi Anderson is a producer and singer whose voice is heard in The Lion King, Dream Girls, and recordings with a number of Grammy-award winning artists. Musical Director and Orchestrator Steven A. Taylor is recognized for the diversity of his work which extends from musical theatre to film and writing of the classic, Hallelujah You’re Worthy. The majority of the play’s musical score is written by Chip Hurd and Co-Composer Steven A. Taylor, with additional contributions by Eric Dawkins, Ray Reynolds, Michiko Hill, and others. The Passion Play is not recommended for children under six years of age or any child under 12 who may be sensitive to graphic scenes. Tickets will be available for purchase online at 9:00 a.m. and at the Shepherd Church Ticket Office at our Porter Ranch location. Contact or call (818) 831-7880.

Day of the Horse Celebration

CD12 Councilmember John Lee proudly presents The 17th Annual Chatsworth Day of the Horse Celebration on Sunday, March 29, 11 am to 3 pm at Stoney Point Ranch, 10861 Andora Avenue in Chatsworth. For more information, contact Dorothy Allison at 818 727 0956 or Marina Mackie at 818 314 1104.

Seated Exercise Classes

The Chatsworth Library holds free classes every Wednesday and most 10:30 AM. The DVD classes alternate between stretching, yoga, and strength training. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Easter at Shepherd Church

Celebrate Easter at Shepherd Church, as Senior Pastor Dudley Rutherford shares the inspiring resurrection story of Jesus Christ — a timeless event over 2,000 years ago that fulfilled God’s redemption plan and brings hope for all mankind. You’ll experience uplifting contemporary & dynamic music, and have the opportunity to take communion, pray, and fellowship with others. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 19700 Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch. Service Times: Friday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Spanish translation at all services.


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