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Sherman Oaks Newsletter June 2018

Posted on 06/01/18

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter June 2018
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council proudly brings you all the news that’s FUN to print! See what's happening and get out and join in!


www.shermanoaksnc.org
PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

In this month’s issue:
FREE MOVIES – WONDER WOMAN
SONC Panel on Homeless
June Newsletter
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
Public Safety Committee
Free Book for Kids at Barnes & Noble
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Metro's Plan for the Sepulveda Pass!
L.A. Needs Your Autograph June 2
Sherman Oaks Art and Music Show
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
The Nethercutt Museum
SONC protects Single Family Zoning.
Pool Safety for Kids
Finance Committee
Free Donuts!
Job Fair
Van Nuys LAPD Open House
Senator Hertzberg Wants Your Input
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
SONC Government Affairs Committee
Best Ice Cream in L.A.
Hope & Inspiration
Partial Closing of Benedict Canyon
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC
East Valley Animal Shelter
SONC Outreach Committee
Travel Town Railroad Museum
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
At the Skirball - Leonard Bernstein at 100
At the Skirball - The Jim Henson Exhibition
Movies At the Skirball –Westside Story, Muppet Movie
Andres Pico Adobe
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Taste of Tarzana June 1
Family Friendly 5K Walk in Encino
Sidewalk Repair
Ceramic Exhibition
Potholes Need Filling?
Senior Programs
2nd Annual Celebration of The Golden Years
Hope Connection Bereavement Groups
- Spousal Loss Support Group
- Parent Loss Group

Laemmle Theaters Senior Pricing Specials
Prime Time for Seniors
Make New Friends While Enjoying Lunch
Spring Chickens Senior Improv Group
Read and Talk About Books
Senior Center Activities
- June Activities for Seniors
- Free Movies
- June Special Events for Seniors, Ages 50+
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Bingo
Free Movie Calendar
Calendar of Meetings and Events
 

FREE MOVIES – WONDER WOMAN
 
The SONC Summer Series returns. Again this year your Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council will screen FREE MOVIES in the PARK. Movies will be shown at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park on the last Saturdays of the summer months – Wonder Woman on June 30th, Coco on July 28th, and LA LA Land on August 26th.   Invite your friends and neighbors. Enjoy pre-movie activities.  Bring the family and have a picnic dinner 6PM. The movies will begin at dusk.
Put Wonder Woman on your calendar now – Saturday, June 30th.  See you there. SONC website: www.shermanoaksnc.org
 
SONC Board Meeting - Panel Discussion on Homeless
Homelessness:  SONC and Councilmember David Ryu want to hear your input!
Panel discussion with Councilmember David Ryu, Councilmember District 4, and others. Homelessness presents many challenges to the community, the city, and the homeless people at the heart of the crisis. These include not only where to locate “Permanent supportive housing” and Temporary “Bridge” housing but also addressing the every day needs of the homeless. The panel will be moderated by SONC Homeless Outreach Chair, Michael Binkow.
 
Monday, June 11 6:30PM, Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens Street, Sherman Oaks, ½ block east of Kester Ave, 6:30PM Monday June 11. Bring your questions.
 
“The Neighborhood Council knows best where to put Supportive Housing.”   --Mayor Eric Garcetti
 
June Newsletter

This June newsletter has 61 articles and was emailed to 18,619 subscribers. It was sent through NextDoor and through SONC's website. We recommend signing up on the website's "mailing list" and reading it with your browser. You are welcome to reprint any portion of this newsletter under one condition; reprints must include "This is reprinted from the SONC Newsletter. Go to www.shermanoaksnc.org to read the full issue." Send any comments or questions to [email protected].
 
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event

Is your group having an event? We’ll be glad to include it in this monthly newsletter that goes to over 18,000 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter. [email protected].

Free Book for Kids at Barnes & Noble

  1. Stop at Barnes & Noble and get a Summer Reading Journal. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store by September 3rd, 2018.
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
 
Public Safety Committee


The Public Safety committee is focused on the safety of our neighborhoods and what we can do, on an ongoing basis to improve the overall safety of our stakeholders. As we all know, crime continues to plague our neighborhoods. Come join the conversation about where these crimes take place and what you can do as a member of the community to make a difference. We also discuss Public Safety topics currently making their way through the Public Safety Committee of Los Angeles City Council, and any role Sherman Oaks can play in the outcome of these topics. This Committee is Co-Chaired by Kristin Sales ([email protected]) and Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
 
We will be dark for the month of June.
 
The next Public Safety Committee Meeting will be on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd in the Library Building at 6:30pm.
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
The committee will meet 6:30PM June 13 at the Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark St. For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected]
 
Metro's Plan for the Sepulveda Pass!
 
To help gather information for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, Metro is conducting a short online survey to understand more about those who use the 405 freeway, Sepulveda Boulevard, canyon roads and other routes between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside, LAX, the South Bay. Take the survey at https://sur-vey.typeform.com/to/bQV8eD
 
Metro will also be having public presentations of their Sepulveda Transit Corridor Study. There will be three presentations: 6-8PM Thursday June 7 at Westwood Unified Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024; Saturday June 9 10AM-12 Noon at the Braude Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd at Sylvan St, Van Nuys 91401; 6-8PM Tuesday June 12 at The Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd, LA 90045. If you can’t get to any of these watch the live webcast of the June 12 meeting starting at 6:30PM http://bit.ly/MetroSepulveda.
 
 
L.A. Needs Your Autograph June 2
In 1906, City Librarian Charles Lummis initiated an autograph collection, soliciting hundreds of notable men and women from across the country to submit a representative expression or artwork to the Los Angeles Public Library’s permanent collection. Lummis sent blank stationery out with the call to “improve the enclosed page”, and received paintings, poems, speeches, and music from the likes of author L. Frank Baum, anthropologist Franz Boas, painter James Carol Beckwith, and “America the Beautiful” songwriter Katherine Lee Bates. The collection continued to grow intermittently after Lummis’ request, eventually adding pieces from Langston Hughes, Isaac Asimov, Helen Keller and many others. Now, the library is re-visiting the Autograph Collection, asking how we can improve upon the city’s many pages. In that spirit, all Angelenos are invited to add their names and original drawings, poems or memories to the collection. We have recreated the historic stationery, which will be available here and at libraries all across Los Angeles on Saturday, June 2. How would you leave your mark on the city? Go to http://www.lapl.org/autographs on June 2 to download stationary or from 9:30-5:30 June 2 go to the Studio City Library (12511 Moorpark) or Amelia Earhart Library (5211 Tujunga Ave, N.H.) to participate.
 
Sherman Oaks Art and Music Show
The Sherman Oaks Chamber Foundation is hosting a Sherman Oaks Art Rock & Walk on Ventura Blvd at Woodman on Sunday June 3rd. Free community event with over 4 dozen artists, live music and wonderful local business deals.
 
The Nethercutt Museum

The Nethercutt Museum is filled with treasures covering four floors. Foremost is a collection of beautifully restored antique, classic automobiles. They are showcased in an exquisite re-creation of an opulent automotive grand salon of the 1920's and 1930's. An amazing collection of automobile mascots, antique furniture, clocks and watches, and one of the world’s finest collections of Mechanical Musical Instruments are displayed in the music room. Autos from the 1910's, 20 and 30s include Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, Isotta-Fraschini, Delahaye, Minvera, Renault, Maybach, many more.


The collection of mechanical musical instruments includes Reproducing Pianos, Nickelodeons, Cylinder & Disc Music Boxes, Orchestrions and the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Admission is free. 9AM-4:30PM Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday, some holiday weekends, and rainy days. Call for free reservations.

The Nethercutt Museum:
15151 Bledsoe Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-6464
[email protected]
www.nethercuttcollection.org
 
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council protects Single Family Zoning.
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is unanimously opposed to the proposed zone change to allow a 28 unit apartment project at 12917 Addison Street. SONC President Ron Ziff and Planning and Land Use Chair Jeff Kalban testified at the recent Planning Department Hearing. We were successful in putting a halt to the project. In a follow up letter to the Planning Department, City Councilmember and City Attorney, SONC pointed out the fact that the City found a convenient categorical environmental review exemption which ultimately failed to take into account the aspects of this specific property in relation to its neighbors and its location in an established Sherman Oaks single-family neighborhood. This zone change is not good zoning practice. The Planning Department has now revised their decision and has requested the applicant to do a California CEQA environmental review and the project has been pulled from the June 14 South Valley Area Planning Commission agenda.
 
Pool Safety for Kids
Did you know that Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-4? Stay Close, Be Alert and Watch. Here are a few tips for a safer summer:
Safety Tips
1) Always watch your children and never leave them unattended
2) Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings
3) -Have a cell phone close by at all times
4) If a child is missing, check the pool first
5) Share safety information with family, friends, and neighbors
6) Don’t allow adults who have been drinking alcohol in the pool area
Learn and Practice Water Safety Skills
1)
Learn to swim
2) Know how to perform CPR on children and adults
3) Understand the basics of life saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency
Have the Right Equipment
1)
Install a fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa at least four feet high
2) Use self-closing and self-latching gates
3) Ensure all pools and spas have compliant drain covers
4) Install a door alarm from the house to the pool area
5) Maintain pool and spa covers in working order
 
Finance Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Finance Committee needs new members. The committee decides how the council will spend its money. Are you a CPA or just someone who wants to see money spent well? We need your help. Meets the 4th Thursday of most months. Email to volunteer or get more information [email protected].
 
 
Free Donuts!
June 1 is National Donut Day and Dunkin’ Donuts is giving a free donut when you buy a cup of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts near Sherman Oaks: 4920 Balboa Blvd at Ventura Blvd, Encino and 7203 Van Nuys Blvd at Sherman Way.
Job Fair


FlourishNow will hold a job fair at the Knights of Columbus Hall for local employers and job seekers. 14450 Valerio St, Van Nuys. Thursday June 14, 10AM-2PM.
 
Van Nuys LAPD Open House
The LAPD will host an Open House and Emergency Preparedness Event on June 9 from 10AM to 2PM. Visitors will be able to tour and see the inner workings of our local police station. Station Tours, Build Emergency Kits, Meet & Greet LAPD Officers, Food & Entertainment. 6240 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys.
Senator Hertzberg Wants Your Input
 
The Senator opposed SB 827 that would have destroyed zoning for single family homes and is working to fight back against the president’s tax plan. He is also working on public safety issues including bail reform and cannabis banking.  Let him know your thoughts and concerns. Fill in the contact form at http://sd18.senate.ca.gov/contact/email or write to him at 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., #400 Van Nuys, CA 91401.
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
 
The River Oaks Chorus is an organization for women who love to sing songs from Broadway, Pop, Traditional, and standards from the Great American Songbook in four-part harmony. The River Oaks Chorus of Sherman Oaks won the Sweet Adelines Region 11 2018 Competition 2nd Place Small Chorus! We need your voice! Come sing with us on Tuesdays. Please visit www. riveroaks.com.
 
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony

If you love this kind of singing, you are welcomed to join in. The Valley Harmony Singers meet every Monday night at 7 pm. These guys are always in perfect harmony!
Mondays 7PM at the Social Hall
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys
(1-1/2 blocks west of Van Nuys Blvd , on the south side of the street) For more information please call 818-994-SING (7464)
SONC Government Affairs Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) has started a Government Affairs Committee. The committee will analyze new City Ordinances and State Laws that are proposed and recommend changes and opinions to SONC. Would you like to work on this committee? Email [email protected].
Best Ice Cream in L.A.

Timeout LA has listed the best ice cream in town and some of those best spots are right here in the Valley.
Helados Pops
Helados Pops offers home made organic ice cream and sorbet served in a waffle cone or coconut. Flavors change daily. Get yours at 450 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando. Open noon to 9 daily. (818) 371-3538.

Magpies Softserve
Flavors such as green tea brown rice, Cuban espresso, and horchata. But in this case, we’re talking soft serve only, and L.A. could definitely use more of Magpies’ kind.Top your twist with house-made charred marshmallows, toffee rice krispies, spicy candied pecans and lots of other great bits. Magpies even has vegan flavors. 18971 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana. Open Sun-Thurs 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM. (323)-486-7094.
Salt & Straw
A lot of “in flavors” 12180 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. Open 12pm-11pm daily
(818) 358-2890
 
Wanderlust Creamery
Artisanal flavorsinclude Thai iced tea, Vietnamese coffee, (vegan) sticky rice with mango, and lots of standards. Everything is made in-house, including flavored cones. 18511 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana. Open daily 1-10PM. (818)-774-9888
 
Hope & Inspiration
The Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles is honoring caregivers with a Caregiver Wellness Day. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s come to this FREE event. Rest, relaxation, and inspiration. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Friday June 22, 10AM-3PM. Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, Van Nuys Blvd at Saticoy. For more info call Monique Castillo (818) 830-4835.
Partial Closing of Benedict Canyon
 
LADWP will be replacing a water pipeline on Benedict Canyon Drive at Liebe Drive to improve the water system and fire protection. Benedict Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic between Mulholland and Hutton Drive from 9 am to 9 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am to 6 pm on scheduled Saturdays starting May 1 through Nov. 30. Residents, designated visitors, deliveries and emergency vehicles will be allowed access. For more information, visit www.ladwp.com/benedictcanyon
 
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
 
Are you interested in helping beautify Ventura Blvd to make it more beautiful, more walkable. Join us for our next Green and Beautification meeting on June 6 at 6:30 pm at the Sherman Oaks Library, Contact Avo Babian at [email protected]
 
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
 
You can now report non emergency crimes for such crimes as harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at www.lapdonline.org.
 
About SONC

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not homeowner's association or a club; we are an important part of your city government. We are here to bridge the gap between you and City Hall. Board members are elected by the public and serve without pay. Do you have a city related question or problem? Contact us by using the contact form on our website, www.shermanoaksnc.org, or call (818) 503-2399. Board meetings are at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens St, 6:30 PM the 2nd Monday evening of most months. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements"(CIS) with City agencies and the City Council on important pending issues. If you miss a meeting you can read the CIS or the minutes on the website after they have been approved the following month.
 
Do you live in Sherman Oaks Area 5 and have time to serve on the SONC? If you do, we would like to talk with you. Area 5 is between the 101 Freeway on the North, Hazeltine Ave on the West, Ventura Blvd on the South, and in the 91423 ZIP Code. Email [email protected].
 
East Valley Animal Shelter
 
On Memorial Day weekend break, the East Valley Animal Shelter offered their very first class at Friends of East Valley Animal Services- Van Nuys, CA (EVAS). They sent a special thank you to Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council for making this happen. With their generous donation, once a month, LARPBO trainers Griffith and Mariana will take lead in training EVAS volunteers on various aspects of handling and training shelter dogs. Donations such as this are what allows them to continue to help the dog community. To help the shelter help others, please donate at http://bit.ly/donate2LARPBO . Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council also donated a kitten incubator to the shelter. This unit helps kittens survive during the earliest part of their lives. Of course, those kittens are available for adoption. Come get one today. The shelter is located at Vanowen street just east of Van Nuys Blvd.
 
Planning and Land Use
June 7 Vision meeting will discuss Housing the Homeless and the high cost of construction.
At the June 21 PLUM Committee meeting Notre Dame will present their proposed new master plan.To check the complete agendas and project drawings log on to our website: www.shermanoaksnc.org. For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]
 
Does Your Street Need Speed Humps?

The City Council restarted the Speed Hump Program after an eight-year pause. When LADOT opened up an on-line application process last fall, the overwhelming response request allocations filled within two hours of the link going “live.” Staff capped requests at 486 locations to provide adequate review, and found 117 locations feasible for installation. The Speed Hump Application period opens twice a year. Applications can be filed online starting 8AM September 12, 2018. Get your information ready now so you can file in the first few minutes. Only 30 applications will be allowed per council district. Of those 2 will be chosen and completed in about a year. For complete instructions on how to request Speed Humps go to http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps. It is a 3 step process. Read the information page now. You will need a person that is willing to coordinate the process as a liaison for your block. You will need to get 50% of the people on your block to agree to the installation. Get the commitments now. You will be required to do the first 2 steps online and the available applications will be filled within a few minutes. After you have done the first 2 steps the Department will do the third. Note two things 1) You are not guaranteed to have your request filled 2) The city installs Speed Humps not Speed Bumps. “Bumps” are the small bumps used in parking lots; “Humps” are the larger things you see in a street.
 
SONC Outreach Committee
 
The SONC Outreach Committee is planning the "SONC Summer Series" -- three free Movies in the Park, scheduled for June 30, July 28, and August 25. The movies will be shown at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park, the Hazeltine field.  We're looking forward to a great turnout.  Mark your calendars now and plan to bring a picnic dinner.


The Outreach Committee is also looking into better ways to communicate with everyone. We welcome ideas and participation.  Check the SONC website for the next Outreach Committee meeting, usually held on the third Tuesday of the month. Or email [email protected] if you're interested in joining. 
 
Travel Town Railroad Museum
 
The northwest corner of Griffith Park is the destination for train enthusiasts and curious kids. Travel Town, open all week, is full of historic rail stock like an 1880 Southern Pacific locomotive and an 1881 Union Pacific caboose; the museum also expertly explains how the railroads helped build Southern California. Lovers of things that go choo-choo should be sure to visit the park on a Sunday, when the neighboring Los Angeles Live Steamers section is open for railheads. Take the #134 Freeway to the Forest Lawn exit. Free admission.
Monday through Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm PDT
Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT
For information, call 323-662-5874
 
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
 
For Preschoolers: stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! This storytime is perfect for children two and under. Mondays & Weds 10-10:30AM
Star Reader: Come share the joy of reading and storytelling for kids with our STAR volunteer reader Sherman Oaks Library Mondays 2-3:30PM, Star Reader Weds 2:30-3:30PM, Thursdays 1-3PM
Craft: Join us for various crafts and activities! Call for specific details. Ages 4+ Weds 4-5PM, Teens & Tweens Tues 4PM
Adult Coloring: Explore your creative side! Come color with us! Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM, Thursdays 2-4PM Sherman Oaks Library
Mindfulness Meditation Fridays 11AM-Noon
Stress Relief Techniques Fridays 2PM
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Free Movie – Call Me by Your Name. Saturday June 2, 2:30PM. Adults.
 
Surviving the Toxic Workplace. Adults Monday June 4, 6:30PM
 
eMedia Orientation. Learn how to borrow ebooks. Weds June 6, 2PM
 
Used book sale. Saturday June 9, 9:30-1:30PM
 
Bubble Party. Kids Play with bubbles. Weds June 13, 4PM
 
Free Movie. Loving Vincent. Thurs June 14, 5:30 PM. Adults.
 
Reiki at the SO Library. Fri June 15, 12 Noon – 1PM. Adults
 
Free Movie. Despicable Me 3. Friday June 15, 2PM. Kids
 
Forgotten Hollywood, discussion for adults. Mon June 18 6PM
 
Dino Dig, fossils for kids. Weds June 20, 4PM.
 
Hearing Loss for Adults. Sat June 23, 9:30AM
 
Free Movie. The Greatest Showman. Sat June 23, 2PM
 
Steelpan Instruments for kids. Weds June 27, 4PM
 
Free Movie for kids. Boss Baby. Fri June 29, 2PM
 
At the Skirball - Leonard Bernstein at 100
 
A celebration of the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), the great American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture. Leonard was known as “The Renaissance man of American music.” This is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein’s life and career ever staged in a museum setting. To explore the many facets of Bernstein’s life, this exhibition of over 150 objects will include photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and audio and video recordings. Featured objects on display will include Bernstein’s conductor baton, his first childhood piano, the desk used to compose West Side Story, handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including “America,” “Tonight,” and “Maria,” and Bernstein’s handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939. Now through September 2, 2018.
 
At the Skirball - The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited June 1-September 2
 
Featuring more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites—The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited illuminates Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image. Along with a talented team of designers, performers, and writers, Henson created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.
Movies At the Skirball –Westside Story, Muppet Movie
June 15 Westside Story
June 29 The Muppet Movie
Friday nights 8:30PM Admission $7, $9, $12.
Andres Pico Adobe

The Andres Pico Adobe, built in 1834, is one of the oldest adobe structures in the City of Los Angeles. Today, the Adobe serves as a museum of Valley history, with exhibits of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when it was home to members of the Pico family. In addition to exhibit galleries, the Adobe contains a research library, photographic archives, and is used at the official headquarters of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA  91346. 818-365-7810.
 
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
 
The Museum has conducted over 50 interviews with valley residents that come from all walks of life including actors, cowboys, WWII veterans, policemen, firemen, housewives, teachers, entertainment executives and much more. Become part of the legacy of the San Fernando Valley. Contact the museum, fill out a questionnaire and be approved for an interview. The Museum will come to you. Interviews may be for one person or a group for 15 min to one hour. For more information on the Oral Histories program, please contact Michel Stevens at 818-347-9665 or [email protected] TheMuseumSFV.org
Taste of Tarzana June 1
 
Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 pm
The "Taste of Tarzana" is back! Various local restaurants will be offering food tastings and local businesses will be pouring wine tastings. This is a community event held by the West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce to showcase the great offerings of restaurants and professional services available in Tarzana. Tastes from local restaurants, Beer, wines, and spirits, Music and entertainment.
Tarzana Community & Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana
818-705-1286
 
Family Friendly 5K Walk in Encino
 
The Western Area of NA'AMAT USA, a nonprofit organization supporting women, children and families in Israel, and a supporter of the LA Family Housing Shelter in North Hollywood, will conduct its annual walk at Lake Balboa Park in Encino. Registration starts at 8AM $25, 12 & under free. Sunday, June 10. Walk starts at 9AM. Lake Balboa Park, 6300 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 (between Burbank & Victory).

Sidewalk Repair

Does the sidewalk in front of your home or business need repair? The city is fixing sidewalks, but it’s a 30 year program. If you want to repair the sidewalk now, the city will share the cost and give you a rebate of up to $10,000 for residential & commercial properties. Get the info at http://www.sidewalks.lacity.org/ click on "rebates." Be sure to do this before you start work to get the details and qualify to get your rebate.


Ceramic Exhibition
McGroarty Art Center 15th Annual Ceramic Exhibition
Opening reception: June 9th starting at 6:00 PM in the Main Gallery. This year's featured artist and juror is Melody Cooper, she is the Department Chair for Art and Architecture at Pierce College and respected ceramic artist.
Open June 9 through 29
Monday through Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed Sundays
McGroarty Art Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga  
818-352-5285
 
Potholes Need Filling?

Thanks to all who emailed to give us their favorite potholes. The Department of Street Services worked on them at the end of February. Our next pothole filling event will be in mid-August. We are collecting locations that need work now. In order to get right spots fixed we need the address in front of the pothole, for intersections – the names of both streets, for alleys – the names of all 4 surrounding streets. Send us the locations – we'll get the holes fixed. Go to our website www.shermanoaksnc.org; click on “Contact us”; and type in the information.


Senior Programs
2nd Annual Celebration of The Golden Years 
 
American Legion Post 
5320 Fallbrook Ave, Woodland Hills
(Free Parking in rear of building off alley)
Saturday, June 2 from 10AM-2PM



Hope Connection Bereavement Groups
HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization. The groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 35 years. The following are on-going community grief support groups:
Spousal Loss Support Group
For adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. Tuesday evenings in WLA, Thursday evenings in Encino and Wednesday evenings in Calabasas. For more information call 818-788-4673 Email: [email protected]
 
Parent Loss Group
For adults who have experienced the loss of a parent. Tuesday evenings in WLA and Encino and Wednesday evenings in Calabasas. For more information please call 818-788-4673
Email:  [email protected] .
 
Laemmle Theaters Senior Pricing Specials
 
$6 tickets every Weekday for shows starting before 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Also, Senior Concessions Combo; Small Popcorn & Fountain Drink for $5, available anytime. The Laemmle Theatres 310-478-8989.
 
Prime Time for Seniors
 
Lifehouse church hosts seniors from 14 different churches from a variety of denominations in the Valley for lunch at a modest price, and see free Christian programs, musicians, videos and entertainment. Prime Time meets every Wednesday (except summer) at 10:30 am for coffee, snacks, and fellowship. The programs begin at 11:00 am, followed by lunch. The church will also pay for Uber rides, if needed. For more information 818-885-6861 or cell 818-632-8237  
Lifehouse Church
18355 Roscoe Blvd in Northridge
(across the street from Northridge Hospital and one block East of Reseda Blvd).
 
Make New Friends While Enjoying Lunch
 
Golden Age Social Group is open to the public over 50. Bring a sandwich and come eat with some new found friends. Entertaining program follows.
Tuesdays from noon till 2pm
First United Methodist Church of Reseda
18120 Saticoy St, Reseda.
818-344-7135
 
Spring Chickens Senior Improv Group
Every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Do you like to perform for family and friends? Join this established group to develop your improv and performance skills and meet new friends at the same time! New participants must audition. You may just drop in but must audition in class to see if you can do improv!
The monthly class fee is $5.00
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Blvd in Encino
818-756-9642
 
Read and Talk About Books
 
Meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10:30am to Noon. The ONEgeneration book club. For information call 818-705-2345
ONEgeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda
 
Senior Center Activities
SHERMAN OAKS EAST VALLEY ADULT CENTER (SOEVAC) Building C/#135)
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 386-9674
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
June Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Guided Meditation; Acting/Improvisation; Acting/Scene Study Workshops; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Shuffleboard; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks and much more!!
 
Free Movies at SOEVAC 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. in Bld. C/Lobby
Tuesdays 12:30pm
June 05 Hitman Agent 47-Thriller/Action 1965
June 12 Operation Mad Ball- Romance/Comedy 1951
June 19 Up-Animation/Comedy 2009
June 26 The Fifth Element-Action/Sci-Fi 1997
 
June Special Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:
Location for all events listed: Building C (#135)/Rm. #137 
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys.
*June 3rd-June 28th: Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
4:45pm-5:45pm: The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program, for seniors that have Arthritis. This exercise program can reduce pain and improve overall health. Suggested donation: $2.00/person. Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun:
*Friday, 6/8/18 Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm Suggested donation: $2.00. Choose from a wide variety of song selections. Sing some oldies, but goodies, and some newer ones too. Individual and group singing. Light Refreshments. Please call ahead to reserve a space. (818) 386-9674

*Friday, 6/22/18 Game Night: 6:00-9:00 pm Suggested donation: $2.00/person. Fun-filled evening with games, food, contests, and prizes. Favorite games, including: Checkers, Chess, Farkle, Scrabble, Trivia Games, Backgammon, Kings On The Corner, Ping Pong and more will be played. You will learn if you don't already know how to play, or if you need a reminder. Please call ahead to reserve a space.
Saturday, 6/30/18 Access Services Community Meeting:
Learn about the transportation services provided (includes night time and weekend rides), and who qualifies. Seniors, family members, caretakers, and anyone else interested, are welcome. Call for more info (818) 386-9674
For more information on any of these activities and special events, please call (818) 386-9674, or contact the SOEVAC Recreation Facility Director, Katie O'Kelley-Hendricks, by e-mail:
[email protected] 
or Center Staff: [email protected]
 
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
 
The center offers door-to-door service to get you to the Center or to Medical Appointments. The LA CityRide program will provide the ride. You have to be a LA resident, 65 or older, disabled. Rides are given Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm. Usually 2 weeks notice is required; so call as so as you make your doctor’s appointment (818) 981-1284  Ext 223.
 
Bingo
 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:30 am
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd, South of Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
Free Movie Calendar
6/2 Call Me By Your Name
6/5 Hitman Agent 47
6/12 Operation Madball
6/14 Loving Vincent
6/15 Despicable Me 3
6/19 Up
6/23 The Greatest Showman
6/26 The Fifth Element
6/29 Boss Baby
6/30 Wonder Woman
Calendar of Meetings and Events
6/1Free Dunkin’ Donuts
6/1 Taste of Tarzana
6/1 Jim Henson Expo Opens
6/2 Autograph Day at LAPL
6/2 Golden Years Celebration
6/3 Art Rock & Walk SOCC
6/6 SONC Green & Beautification Committee
6/7 Metro Sepulveda Pass Meeting
6/7 SONC Vision Committee
6/9 Metro Sepulveda Pass Meeting
6/9 LAPD Open House
6/9 Ceramic Expo Opens
6/10 5K Walk Balboa Park
6/11 SONC Board – Homeless Panel
6/12 Metro Sepulveda Pass Meeting
6/13 SONC Traffic & Transportation Committee
6/14 Job Fair
6/21 SONC Planning & Land Use Committee
6/22 Caregiver Wellness Day
6/25 SONC Public Safety Committee
6/30 Free Movie in the Park – Wonder Woman


 

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