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October 2019

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

Chatsworth Library Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will be discussingThe Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas on October 2 at 1:30 pm. The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Library Community Room, 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Granada Hills Street Faire

Mark your calendars to attend the 15th Annual Granada Hills Street Faire on Saturday, October 5 from 10 AM - 5 PM. This fun-for-all event will have activities for all ages including a raffle, great food, live music and entertainment, pet adoption, a fun zone for kids, arts & crafts, a Beer & Wine Garden and over 150 vendors on Chatsworth Street (from Zelzah Avenue to Encino Avenue). For more information, visit their website. If you are interested in volunteering, call Bette at the Chamber office at (818) 368-3235.

Craft Beer and Wine Tasting

While at the Granada Hills Street Faire, please join the Granada Hills Rotary Foundation for their 6thAnnual Craft Beer and Wine Tasting on Saturday, October 5 from 11 AM - 5 PM at 17603 Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills. Sample a variety of delicious local craft beers and wines and participate in a stein holding contest. All proceeds go to support charities that the Rotary Foundation works with throughout the year. For more information, email or call (818) 408-6007.

Pioneer Day

Take the Pioneer Challenge at the Chatsworth Historical Society Pioneer Day on Sunday, Oct 6th from 11-3 pm at the Homestead Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive in Chatsworth (located just inside the entrance to Chatsworth Park South). Test your skills at Chores of Yore, panning for gold, beekeeping, blacksmithing, leather work, quilting and more. Learn what you need to know to be a Pioneer. Additional parking and shuttle service from the Chatsworth Train Depot (north lot) is available every 15 minutes from 11am to 3 pm. For more information contact: Admission/Donation $5 Adults, $1 for Children under 12 - Free for kids under 5. All proceeds go to maintain and preserve the Homestead Acre and our Chatsworth History.

Film Screening: Cesar Chavez

Mid-Valley Regional Branch will have a screening of Cesar Chavez, a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers. This event will be on Wednesday, October 9 at 6 pm. The library is located at 16244 Nordhoff St. in North Hills, 818-895-3650.

“All You Can Eat” Pasta Dinner

Please join us on Friday, October 11 from 5 PM to 8 PM for our 24th Annual “All You Can Eat” Pasta Dinner at the St. Nicholas Greek Church Ballroom located at 17037 Plummer St. in Northridge (Corner of Plummer and Balboa). Proceeds will be used to purchase “non-city” supplied equipment for our Officers at Devonshire Division to better serve our Community and to promote Community Policing. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door and online. For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit

Retired Teachers

On October 11th, 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.

Mothers of Preschoolers

The fall meeting dates for Granada Hills Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group are: October 15 and 29, November 12 and 19 and December 3 and 17 from 9:15am to 11:30 am at the First Presbyterian of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Avenue in Northridge. MOPS is a tribe of moms with kids ages 0-6 living life together. It’s a place for friendship, community, support and growth. Brunch and childcare are provided. Email: for more information.

Revival 2019

Join Senior Pastor Dudley Rutherford on October 19 – 23 for Revival 2019. Thisspecial five-day event comes once every two years right here at Shepherd Church Porter Ranch. You will experience a time of electrifying music, powerful praise and worship, with relevant and timely preaching that is sure to uplift your soul. Everyone is welcome, so be sure to invite your family and friends. Pre-service worship begins at 6:30 pm. Service begins at 7 pm. All Revival services will take place in the Worship Center at our Porter Ranch campus, located at 19700 Rinaldi Street. For more information, visit www.shepherdchurch. com or call (818) 831-9333.

Book Sale

On Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Friends of the Chatsworth Library will hold its quarterly book sale. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. The sale is in the Community Room and includes thousands of almost-new hardback books and a huge selection of paperback books all at a fraction of the cost of new. Go to http:/ or call (818) 341-4276 for more information.

Free Movie & BBQ

The Granada Hills Community Church family invites you to join them on Saturday, October 19, 2 PM - 5:30 PM for a showing of The Case for Christ, based on the true story of investigative journalist Lee Strobel. The BBQ will be served following the movie. The church is located at 11263 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. For more information, please call (818) 363-3767.

Book Club Meeting

Join the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library Book Club for the monthly meeting on Thursday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. where they will discuss “Sometimes I Lie” by Alice Feeney. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk for check out. The library is located at 16244 Nordhoff St. in North Hills, 818-895-3650.

First Presbyterian Church

Molly Davies from Wise and Healthy Aging will be our featured speaker at our October 24 Ministry for Seniors luncheon meeting. Reservations for a hot lunch and the program may be made by bringing or sending your reservation check for $14 payable to the First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills by October19. Lunch isserved at noon. Guests may also come for the program only at 1:00 p.m.

Free Movie Matinee

On Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library Community Room there will be a free showing of They Shall Not Grow Old. 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.

Trunk or Treat Festival

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 8520 Winnetka Ave. in Winnetka will hold their 5th Annual Trunk or Treat Festival on Friday, October 25th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be lots of treats for the children plus games, bouncers, face painting, food and performances by the Preschool and Sunday School children. Food and game tickets will be on sale at the event. Several hundred children and adults show up each year in costume and they leave with prizes and bags full of candy. Visit our website at

Fall Festival

Join us on October 31 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Fall Festival at Shepherd Church Porter Ranch. It will be an evening full of games, mazes, jumpers, candy and more. Make sure to bring your family, friends, co-workers, and your neighborhood barista. Admission is free which includes crafts, jumpers, petting zoo, face painters and balloon animals, carnival games, and lots more. The church is located at 19700 Rinaldi Street. For more information, visit or call (818) 831-9333.

Bingo Event

The Northridge Woman’s Club will be hosting a Bingo Event on Wednesday, November 13 from 11a - 3pm at 18401 Lassen St. in Northridge. Cost: $15 includes a book of 10 bingo games, bottled water and a light lunch. For reservations, please contact Irene Strauss at 818-344-3333.

Wilkinson Senior Center

Come play BINGO at the Wilkinson Senior Center on Vanalden in Northridge every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Cards are just $.25 each. We also have trips you might want to check out. Day trips to plays and events and overnight trips to some of your favorite places in Nevada. Lunch is served every day at 11:30 am with a recommended donation of $1.75.


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