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April 2019

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

Circus Vargas – The Big One Is Back!

The Big One is Back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of circus in America, in Woodland Hills at Westfield Promenade April 25th through May 13th!

All aboard our spectacular circus steam engine as we ride the railways back in time, to relive the nostalgia of yesteryear! Marvel at the sights and sounds emanating from the big top, just as audiences did decades ago!

Run away with the circus, for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure, as we transport you back through the ages of circus history and tradition! A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages …only at Circus Vargas, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime!

Circus Vargas presents “The Greatest of Ease,” circus as it should be seen…under the Big Top!

Always fun for the entire family, Circus Vargas’ incredible new 2019 production highlights an amazing cast of world- renowned performers! Death- Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Aerialists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Clowns, Motorcycles and much, much, more!

For Circus Vargas performance dates, times and to purchase tickets, visit, call 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or visit the box office at each location. Follow Circus Vargas on Facebook and Twitter for updates, discounts and behind the scenes video.

Chatsworth Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will have a Mystery Month on April 3 at 1:30 pm. Participants are invited to talk about any mystery book they have read that they think will be of interest to others. The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Library Community Room. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

The Passion Play

The Passion Play will celebrate its 27th year in production in 2019. Hosted by Shepherd Church, The Passion Play runs from April 7, 12-14. It 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. Tickets on sale at the Ticket office (email: or call 818-831 7880). You can also purchase your tickets online at Shepherd Church is located at 19700 Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch.

Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Brad Sherman is hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 – 8:30 pm. A Telephone Town Hall operates like a large conference call. You will hear Rep. Sherman’s opening remarks and then ask questions on any issue facing Congress. To participate, call (877) 229-8493 anytime during the Town Hall and enter PIN# 13402.

CalRTA Meeting

On April 12th, 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.

Celebrating Earth Day

Join Council District 12, North Valley YMCA and other local service organizations for a major Earth Day clean-up on Saturday, April 13 to help remove litter and pollution from Limekiln Canyon Park. Registration starts at 8:30 am, clean-up from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. Parking on north side of the In Christ Community Church, 19514 Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch. Please RSVP by emailing or calling (818) 882-1212.

SFVMC Concert

Join us April 13 at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd. for “The Music Between Us,” a whirlwind trip around the world with the voices of your very own San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. Featuring a collection of choral arrangements of traditional music from various countries. Tickets and info at

Easter at Shepherd Church

Celebrate Easter at Shepherd Church, as Senior Pastor Dudley Rutherford tells the inspiring resurrection story of Jesus Christ — a timeless event over 2,000 years ago that fulfilled God’s redemption plan and brought 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. Good Friday, April 19 at 7 pm; Saturday, April 20 at 5 pm & 7 pm; Sunday, April 21 at 7 am, 9 am & 11 am. Spanish translation at all services. For more information, contact or call (818) 831-9333.

Victory for Victims 10K & 5K

The 17th Annual Victory for Victims Run will be on Saturday, April 20 at Woodley Park, Van Nuys. This event is sponsored by Dignity Health of the Northridge Medical Center and Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) and benefits CATS’ mission to provide 24/7 services to victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence. The runs include a 10 K river run, a 5 K walk/run, a kids fun run, and 1-mile dog-friendly walk sponsored by the American Kennel Club. For full details and registration, visit

Easter Egg Hunt

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 8520 Winnetka Ave. in Winnetka will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th beginning at 10:30am. All children newborn through 5th grade are welcome to “hunt” in age appropriate areas for the 2,500+ hidden filled eggs. The Children’s Ministry will also have gift basket drawings, a live band performing plus decorated areas for photo opportunities. And there’s hot dogs and mac and cheese for lunch. Everything is free. Please bring a basket or bag for your child to hold their goodies and come early so they don’t miss the fun of finding the hidden eggs. Call 818/341-3460 or check our website at for more information.

Poetry for Teens

On Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library teens will get to be creative and make not only a poem, but a piece of art in this Blackout Poetry program. Up cycling a page from a discarded book, teens will be challenged to find the poem using the existing words on the pages. The pages will then be decorated. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Free Movie Matinee

On Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library Community Room there will be a free showing of A Star is Born. 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.

Pancake Breakfast

The S.O.L.I.D. all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, April 27th, 8-11 am at LAPD Devonshire Division, 10250 Etiwanda Ave. in Northridge. Enjoy delicious pancakes, LAPD displays, and games for kids all while supporting LAPD Devonshire Division. Tickets available at the event are $9 per person for the pancake breakfast (kids 3 and under eat free). For more information, call (818) 925-8335 or visit

Treasures of Japan

On Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 PM, the Chatsworth Library will host a program of Japanese drumming, storytelling, music, and dance. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.


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