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September 2018

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

SFV Chorale

New singers, with a love of music and a willingness to share their gift of singing, are welcome to join The San Fernando Valley Chorale. Immel, with Nancy Immel as accompanist, leads rehearsals beginning Tuesday, September 4. and continuing on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10000 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. Visit the web: or Call 818-477-2025 or email for further details.

Chatsworth Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will be discussing The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas J. Preston at the September 5th meeting. The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Library Community Room, 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Seated Exercise Classes

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

Stop Senior Scams Workshop

Stop Senior Scams Acting program uses theater written and performed by seniors to inform older adults and the community about fraud prevention. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson will join the discussion as well for a brief presentation on September 8, 3:30 pm at Northridge Branch Public Library, 9051 Darby Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call (818) 886-3640. For ADA accommodations, please call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Cancer Society's Bark for Life

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life of Chatsworth will be on September 8, 7:30 am at Northridge Little League, 18755 Devonshire. This event honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions and is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. For more information call Jheri Heetland at (818) 389-5982 or email

Tiny Tots Storytime

Come and listen to a library volunteer read wonderful stories to your children every Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the Chatsworth Library, 21052 Devonshire Street. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

SFV Male Chorus

The San Fernando Valley Male chorus is seeking singers of all ages who enjoy four-part male harmony. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 10 and are on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. No audition or ability to read music required. We put on two major programs annually, a holiday show in December and a spring show in May. Rehearsals and performances are at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St. in West Hills. Contact: Bob Banta (818) 888-8345 or visit us

Environmental Presentation

Dave Weeshoff of Heal the Bay will speak about ocean pollution, the impact of runoffs, and the effects on marine animals on Tuesday, September 11th, 4:30 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. This is an all-ages event and light refreshments will be served. (818) 368-5687.

Chatsworth Train Memorial

September 12th of this year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Metrolink crash which remains one of the greatest tragedies to occur within our community. Join Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Metrolink and the community on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3:30 pm at Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship as we honor and remember those afflicted. Ride On is located at 10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Chatsworth. Local businesses and organizations with bells are asked to join by scheduling them to ring at 4:22pm. RSVP:

Workshop for Seniors

Seniors, come celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by making your own book on Saturday, September 15th, 2:00 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. (818) 368-5687.

Electric Car Show

National Drive Electric Week is coming up and the Chatsworth Community will be celebrating with a special, free electric car show and family event on September 15, 10 am - 4 pm at Ralph’s Parking Lot, 21431 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth. The event will also feature opportunities to test drive electric cars, kids activities, food, and local vendors.

GH Library Book Sale

Granada Hills Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, is holding a Huge Book Sale on Friday, September 21, 9:30am-5:00 pm and on Saturday, September 22, 9:30am-4:00pm.

Free CPR Training Workshop

The Granada Hills Community Church is hosting a free CPR training for our community on Saturday, September22, 10 am - 12pm. The church is located at 11263 Balboa Blvd in Granada Hills. Training will be provided by the American Heart Association, with refreshments for all attendees. Please RSVP by Friday September 7 if you wish to attend. RSVP by September 7 to or call (818) 363-3767.

Boys & Girls Club

The 1st Annual Tee Off Fore Kids Golf Classic, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley, will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Calabasas Country Club. Registration starts at 9:30 am. The event start time is 11:00 am, and the cocktail reception and dinner at 5:00 pm. For more information, log on to the tournament website or call Sara Lari at (818)610-1054. Her email is

BookMaking Workshop

Library patrons of all ages are invited to make their own book inspired by the Mexican folk art of papel picado on Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. Artist-in-Residence Debra Disman will lead this 2-hour program which is made possible in part by a grant from the LA Department of Cultural Affairs. (818) 368-5687.

Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to Noon at Children’s Bureau, 27200 Tourney Road, Suite 175 in Valencia. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212 or email us at

Free Movie Matinee

On Thursday, September 27, at 1:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library Community Room there will be a free showing of A Quiet Place. 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.

Valley Village Run/Walk

Valley Village will host the Fourth Annual Village Run/ Walk 5K/10K on Sunday, September 30. Check-in begins at 7 am, and the race will start at 9 am, at Anthony C. Beilenson Park. The race route follows the Metro Orange line around Lake Balboa, through Balboa Park. For more information on registration and event details visit: villagerunwalk. The Village Run/Walk benefits Valley Village programs and clients, raising awareness and resources to continue serving adults with developmental disabilities.

Free Caregiver Workshop

The Savvy Express workshop is a free 2-hour class held 3 weeks in a row for family caregivers. The program will help you to understand Alzheimer’s disease & dementia, learn how to respond to challenging behaviors, and connect you to resources in your community. Workshop will be held on October 3, 10, & 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley office, 21515 Vanowen St. Suite 120 Canoga Park. To register, please call 844-435-7259.


The Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth is holding their 1st Annual Octoberfest on Saturday, October 6th from 12:00 PM-6:00PM at the Chatsworth Junior Baseball League Field, 21350 Mayall St. in Chatsworth. There will be music by DJ Frost & Live German Band, Beer Garden with Brats, games for all ages and more. Adults 21 over - only $10. Kids Zone all day play $10. For more information, visit

All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner

Supporters of Law Enforcement In Devonshire (SOLID) will hold their annual All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner on Friday, October 12, from 5 pm - 8 pm at St. Nicholas Greek Church (Balboa & Plummer in Northridge). The event features a silent auction and all proceeds will be used to purchase “non-city supplied” equipment for local officers to better serve our community. Tickets are available online at


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