Things to do in the san fernando valley.
CD12 Annual Holiday Toy Drives
CD12 is proud to support two toy drives for underserved
youth in our community. Both LAPD Devonshire PALS and
the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission are seeking
gifts for children this holiday season. Toys should be new and
unwrapped and appropriate for children ages 2-18. Both
organizations are also looking for community groups and
businesses to help by organizing toy drives and collecting
personal donations. A toy collection box can be provided
upon request. If you are interested, please contact (818) 882-
1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toys for either organization can be dropped off at our
Community Service Center, 9207 Oakdale Ave. in Chatsworth.
Please indicate which organization you would like toys to go
to at the time of drop off.
Drop Offs for LAPD Devonshire Pals are also accepted
at: PALS Center, 8721 Wilbur Ave. in Northridge and at
Devonshire Police Station, 10250 Etiwanda Ave. in Northridge.
For more information and to volunteer at the PALS toy drive,
call (818) 885-6432.
Drop Offs for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission are
also accepted at their Northridge location, 8756 Canby Ave.
For more information or to volunteer/conduct a toy drive with
the SFV Rescue Mission, call (818) 785-4476.
Love is a Warm Blanket Donation Drive
“Love is a Warm Blanket” is an annual blanket drive
for the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond. Their mission
is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with
donations of blankets during cold winter months. You can
drop off new and gently used (washed) blankets Monday
to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the San Fernando Valley
Rescue Mission, 8756 Canby Ave. in Northridge.
For more information, go to www.liawb.blogspot.
com or email email@example.com.
Encore Older Adult Education Program
Encore Older Adult Education Program is a Pierce
College education program designed specifically for older
adults (50+), but all students over 18 are welcome to enroll.
Encore offers FREE noncredit classes and some fee-based
classes through Community Extension. Courses address the
educational needs and interests of older adults, focusing on
topics that promote independence, advocacy, community
engagement, self-maintenance, personal growth and
development, physical and cognitive health, and economic
self-sufficiency. Registration: Now through January 1. For
more information, visit the Pierce College website.
On December 8, Friday, at 10:30 a.m., the CalRTA
meeting will be at the Northridge Women’s Club at 18401
Lassen St. in Northridge. Special holiday cheer will
be presented by the St. Joseph the Worker Parish Chamber
group. Come join us to hear the latest about your pensions,
connect with LAUSD Bd. member, and consider joining us
for lunch after the meeting.
Operation Gratitude Assembly Day
This year, Operation Gratitude will celebrate their 2
Millionth Operation Gratitude Care Package! Spend a
morning helping assemble care packages with Operation
Gratitude, a non-profit that annually sends 150,000+ care
packages to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders,
Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to US Service Members
deployed overseas, Saturday, December 9th, 10:00 am at
21100 Lassen St. in Chatsworth. For more information and to
learn how you can volunteer, go to www.operationgratitude.
com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatsworth Library Book Club
The Chatsworth High School Jazz Band and Concert
Choir will be performing a free holiday concert at the
Chatsworth Library, Saturday, December 9, 2:00 pm.
The library is located at 21052 Devonshire St. For more
information, call (818) 341-4276.
Valley Ragtime Stomp
Next meeting is from 2-5:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9 at
Henri’s Restaurant, 21601 Sherman Way in Canoga Park.
For further information call Ron at 818-766-2384. 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. It’s a gathering
of amateur and professional musicians that welcomes
newcomers to play or just listen.
Renowned storyteller Michael D. McCarty will share
fascinating tales from around the world to spark the
imagination of children and families, Saturday, December
9th, 4 p.m. at the Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit
Avenue. (818) 368-5687.
San Fernando Valley Youth
The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, under the music
direction of Mr. Sean Carney, invites the community to
celebrate the holidays at Sharing Light, a musical concert,
Sunday, December 10, 3:30 pm at Emerson Unitarian
Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave. in Canoga Park. A
reception will be held after the concert. Tickets are $5 and
may be purchased at the door. The Valley Youth Chorus is
a non-profit choral program for youth from grades two
through twelve, providing music education for young singers.
The Choir promotes harmony in the community through
superior choral instruction, community outreach, and choral
music performances. For more information, go to www.
St John Eudes Christmas Concert
St John Eudes Chatsworth Christmas concert will
be on Dec 15 at 7:30 pm. Traditional carols, and “The
Shoemaker’s Gift”, a Leo Tolstoy Russian tale which gave
Dr. Dana Howell, the choir director, inspiration to compose
music and lyrics. Tickets $15, under 12 free. For more info,
call Mary 818-346-0927.
Spark of Love Toy Drive
Ralphs and the crew of Fire Station 96 are teaming up for
the Spark of Love Toy Drive on Sunday, December 17, from
11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the corner of Devonshire & Canoga.
Help bring the Holiday spirit to a child by donating a new,
still-in-package toy that will be delivered to a child in need this
holiday season. For more information, call (818) 519-9225.
Valley Philharmonic 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 17th, 7:00 PM at In-
Christ Community Church, 19514 Rinaldi St. in Northridge.
Program includes Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Holiday
Music and more! $10 Ticket Donation. For advance discount
tickets contact Jackie at 213-458-4618 or jackiek818@juno.
Winter Solstice Craft
Children and families, come mark the shortest day
of the year by making a snowflake craft, Thursday,
December 21, 2:30 p.m. at the Granada Hills Branch
Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. (818) 368-5687
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