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April 2018

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

4th of July Spectacular

Shepherd Church is proud to celebrate America with their community by presenting the 20th Anniversary of the 4th of July Spectacular! Join them at the Porter Ranch Campus for this free, fun, family-friendly event featuring a 21-minute fireworks finale after sundown, kids’ fun zone, Americana entertainment and parades, flyovers, patriotic skydivers and food trucks. Gates open at 4:30 pm. For more information, visit or call (818) 831 9333 ext 2139.

County Pool Schedules

Many Los Angeles county swimming pools open for 12 weeks and three lake swim beaches to open seven days a week. Swimming lessons will also be offered, to provide water safety for children and peace-of-mind for parents. For more information about county pool schedules and locations, please visit, or call 626-588-5372.

County-operated lake swim beaches will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week effective July 1 through Sept. 3. Lake swim beaches are available at Castaic Lake, Santa Clarita Valley, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, and Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale.

Shepherd Sports Summer Camps:

July 9-13 - The “Professor” Skills Basketball Camp - This street ball legend takes ball handling to a new level. Coed, Ages 8-16

July 16-20 - Volleyball Camp - We build up players to enjoy the game and help grasp the fundamentals of Volleyball. Coed, Ages 8-14

July 23-27 - Holiday Basketball Camp - The Holiday Family and guests will be on hand to ensure great teaching and deliver an unforgettable week. Coed, Ages 5-16

July 31 - Aug 3 - Surf Camp - Learn how to surf, boogie board and have tons of fun. Coed, Ages 8 to 88.

For more details and to register, please visit our website at

Square Dance Club

The Farmers & Charmers Square Dance Club is offering $6 Line Dance instruction for an hour each Sunday 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Wilkinson Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave. in Northridge, from now through August 26th. For further information: Terry Parks 818-996-0974 or

Free Paper Shredding

The First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills is hosting a free paper shredding event Saturday, July 14, 9 am – Noon at 10040 Zelzah Avenue in Northridge. Simply bring as much paper as you would like to the Church parking lot to have it shredded. For more information contact Serena Griffith at (818) 644-9138.

Travel Journal

In this all-ages workshop led by artist Debra Disman, you will be able to make your very own travel journal on Saturday, July 14 from 1-3 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

Valley Ragtime Stomp

The next meeting of The Valley Ragtime Stomp, a free monthly concert in Canoga Park, is from 2-5:00 pm on Saturday, July 14, at 21601 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. For further information call or text Ron at 818-439-9048 or email him at

Hawaiian Bunco Blast

The Granada Hills Woman’s Club presents Hawaiian Bunco Blast II on Friday, July 27, 10:00 am at 10666 White Oak Avenue. This Bunco Blast is Hawaiian themed and will include a luncheon. For more information, contact Yolanda Petroski at

Violin and Cello Concert

Violinist Judith Aller and cellist Manon Robertshaw will perform beautiful music by classical composer Claude Debussy on Saturday, July 21, 4 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

Face Painting Event

Free face painting or temporary tattoos for ages 4-18 on Thursday, July 26, 3:30PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

STEAM: Green Screen

Learn about green screen technology and pose in front of different backgrounds in this fun workshop on Tuesday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 7, 3:30 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687. For ages 8 and up. Signups required, please call or visit Granada Hills Library to sign up.

Boys and Girls Club

Registration is open now through August 3 for the Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley Summer Camp. The camp provides fun, safe activities for boys and girls including sports and recreation, arts and crafts, photography, drama, dance, field trips and more. For more information, contact the Club at (818) 610-1054 or visit their website at


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