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September 2017

Things to do in the san fernando valley.

Mason Recreation Center - Fall Programs

Sept. 11 - Pre-Kinder Registration in process, for ages 3 - 5 (potty trained), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, fees. Little Dribblers instructional basketball, for boys and girls 3-4, fees. Youth Volleyball, boys and girls, 8 through 15, fees. Mason Rec Center is located at 10500 Mason Avenue in Chatsworth. Call (818) 998-6377 for more information.

Chatsworth Library Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will be discussing "Into the Magic Shop: a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart" by James Doty at the September 6 meeting. The Book Club meets at 1:00 PM on the first Wednesday of the month in the Library Community Room. The Library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street. For more information, call (818) 341-4276.

Chatsworth Satellite Rotary Club

The Chatsworth Satellite Rotary Club on September 9 from 5-9 PM is hosting the event for SmileOnU, a 501C3 Corp. that sends volunteer teams of dental professionals to provide dental care and education. Drs. Vikram Mishra and Faradah Amin and Elizabeth Bird, RDA of Chatsworth are with the volunteers in December to go to Sri Ram Ashram Orphanage near New Delhi. Join us for Indian food, music and dance and a big variety of silent and live auction items to support providing the supplies and equipment. Information and reservations for the event can be made on SmileOnU website (

Learn to Square Dance

The Farmers and Charmers Square Dance Club is having an open enrollment to learn our American heritage folk dance, Square Dance. Our first class, Sunday Sept. 10, 6:30 to 9:00pm, is free for everyone. Sept. 17th and 24th is free for first time dancers only. The second class is $6 per person per Sunday. We offer families a discounted rate of $12 for the first two family members and the rest of your family is free, good for bigger families. Our Caller, Dale Hoppers, likes to start off the evening at 6:30 with a half hour of Line Dancing instruction to warm the dancers up. Then from 7 – 9 pm we have Square Dance instruction. For further information call Terry Parks at 818-996-0974 or stop by 8956 Vanalden Ave. Northridge.

Seated Yoga / Exercise

The Chatsworth Library holds a free class every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. The video classes alternate between seated yoga and seated exercise. The Library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street. For more information, call (818) 341-4276.

San Fernando Valley Chorale

The San Fernando Valley Chorale is beginning a new season of singing, collaborative learning, camaraderie and fun. New singers are welcome to join. No audition is necessary, just a love of music and a willingness to share your gift of singing. The Chorale, a non-profit, non-sectarian group of men and women singers, performs two concerts each season - in December for the holidays and in May or early June for a spring songfest. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10000 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and continue until performances in December. Call 818-477-2025 or email for further details. Check us out on the web: or

'The Truth about Drugs'

Join Reseda Neighborhood Council's Health and Wellness Committee in partnership with the West Valley Police Department for a free, interactive, educational presentation on drug addiction and prevention on Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 18118 Sherman Way in Reseda. This particular event will be geared towards parents and care-takers of children, teenagers and young adults. For more information, email

Donations for a Reading Program

The Don José de Ortega chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is helping school reading programs. If your kids or grandkids have outgrown books that are still in good condition, we will take them off your hands and make them available to schools that may want them. Simply drop them off at our Community Service Center in Chatsworth. Donations accepted until September 15 at 9207 Oakdale Ave. Suite 200 in Chatsworth. For more information, call (818) 222-1728.

Tiny Tots Storytime

Come and listen to Susan as she reads wonderful stories to your children every Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the Chatsworth Library. The Library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street. For more information, call (818) 341-4276 or go to branches/chatsworth.

Bulky Item Drop Off

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation is offering a free bulky item drop off event for LA residents on Saturday, September 16, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave. in Northridge. For more information, please call 311, or call the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at 1 (800) 773-2489.

Constitution Day Presentation at CSUN

Celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 16 at a free presentation on Presidential Powers, at California State University, Northridge. Two professors lead a talk about Constitutional conflicts between the President and Congress. The event takes place 8:30-10:30 a.m., at CSUN's University Club-Orange Grove Bistro, 18111 Nordhoff Street in Northridge. RSVP by Sept. 13 to or call (818) 677-7131. Free continental breakfast is included. For more information: programs/constitution-day

Free Movie Matinee

On Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 PM there will be a free showing of A Sense of an Ending in the Chatsworth Library Community Room. The Library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street. The movie is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatsworth Library Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call (818) 341-4276 or go to branches/chatsworth.


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