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Sherman Oaks May 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 05/02/19

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter May 2019
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
 
To see the enhanced version of this newsletter go to https://www.shermanoaksnc.org/pdfs/Sherman-Oaks-May-2019-Newsletter.pdf

In this month’s edition:
SONC Board May Meeting – Different Location
SONC Election
May Newsletter
How to Subscribe
Visit a National Park This Summer
Stolen Bicycles
SB50: New Law Will Destroy Single Family Zoning
Adopt from Our Animal Shelters
Recycle Batteries|
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
Public Safety
Potholes Need to be Filled
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Traffic and Transportation Committee
SONC Green & Beautification Committee
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Finance Committee
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
Report Graffiti
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Apply for Speed Humps - May 1st
Jewish American Heritage Month at City Hall - May 29
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
LAPD Volunteer Program
LAPD Community Police Academy May 6 - July 1
About SONC
Congressman Sherman Facebook Town Hall -- May 1
Get a Compost Bin
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley-3 New Exhibits
The Museum SFV - Special Speaker Event May 18th @ 7:00 pm
Lake Balboa Park
Vision Committee
Broccoli and Carrots Celebrate at the Veg Fest!
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Free Shredding Event at the Library
Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Reiki
Free Movie
Game Day
NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System
Adult Coloring
Friends of the Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Visit LA Museums Free
At the Skirball
Free Car Seat Installation
Plant New Parkway Trees
Senior Programs
Senior Symposium
Senior Day Trip
Free Medicare Counseling
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Maintenance on Power Wheelchairs
Bingo
Calendar of Meetings and Events
 
SONC Board May Meeting – Different Location
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet 6:30PM on May 13 at the East Valley Adult Center (also called Senior Center) This meeting will feature speakers on the pros and cons of the proposed LAUSD property tax.
The tax is 16 cents per sq ft.
2000 ft house $320 per year
2500 ft house $400 per year
 
Hear an update on the Sepulveda Pass Project. Will Metro take your property for the train? Will the train pass your back door every 4 minutes 7 days a week? Or will the Valley get an underground subway or even a sleek Monorail above the #405? The decision will be made this year. You have choices. You can let your feelings be known or you can wait and see what Metro decides for you.
 
We will also have reports on other current issues including the proposed statewide move to allow apartment buildings in single family zones.  (See SB 50 below)
 
If you have an opinion on these important issues or other issues in Sherman Oaks, this is your best opportunity to let it be known. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu, choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL SONC MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
SONC Board Meeting
6:30PM Monday May 13
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks
 
 
SONC Election
 
The Open Seats on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council will be filled in the coming election on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Polls are open at the Senior Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd from 1PM to 5PM. Vote to pick your representatives!
 
Details about the Open Seats:

  • Areas 2, 4 and 6 each have three open seats up for election – one Residential representative; one Business representative, and one Community Interest representative.
  • Area 1 has one open seat for election – Business representative
  • Area 5 has one open seat for election – Community Interest representative
To see the geographic areas go to SONC home page at www.shermanoaksnc.org
More information about the election on our home page at
www.shermanoaksnc.org
Details about how to become a Candidate:  
If you are not a candidate, that’s OK, but mark your calendars now and remember to VOTE on May 19th.
 
Do you want to volunteer time to serve the community but don’t want to put in the time Board membership requires? Most of the Council’s work takes place in committees. You can serve on a committee and put in as much time as you want. Email [email protected] and we’ll get you started.
 
 
May Newsletter

This May newsletter has 60 articles with more than 85 local activities for the month and was emailed to 23,000 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 through the “contact us” on our webpage.
How to Subscribe
The Sherman Oaks Monthly Newsletter is published in two versions. There are several ways to subscribe to the enhanced version. 
-Sign up on the SONC website by clicking "mailing list" and filling out the form.
-On the SONC website click on "contact us" and fill out the form and request a subscription.
-Sign the subscription list at a SONC meeting or event.
If you are in Sherman Oaks and on NextDoor you get a text only version automatically.
 
Visit a National Park This Summer
 
https://everykidinapark.gov/ -If you have a child in the 4th grade, your family is eligible for a Free 1 year National Parks Annual Pass. -this program is available again this year.
Even if your kid isn’t in the 4th grade there are ways to save on a National Park trip this summer. Go to https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/save-on-a-national-parks-vacation/ to learn more.
There are also ways to donate to the National Parks and help preserve them for future generations.
 
Free national park entrance days August 25, September 28, and November 11.
 
Stolen Bicycles
 
One of the most frequent complaints we hear is that bicycles are being stolen. Many times the police recover a stash of several bicycles that are thought to be stolen. But owners don’t have the evidence to get them back. How can you protect yourself and recover a bicycle? It’s easy. 1) Record the brand and serial number of the bike. 2) take a picture of the bike. 3) Store the information in a safe place. 4) Give the information to the police as part of a theft report.
 
 
SB50: New Law Will Destroy Single Family Zoning
 
A proposed state law, SB50, would allow high rise apartments in what are now single family and low rise apartment zones. It would affect neighborhoods near good schools, good employment, and bus lines tha run every 15 minutes or less during rush hour. That’s most of the Valley! This is the biggest threat to zoning in the Valley in 60 years. Find out if you could have a 75 foot high building next door. Check out the “SB 50 Wipeout Zone Map”. Put in your street address and ZIP code and see the sad news at
https://stop-sb50.github.io/it-wipes-out-neighborhoods/#9/34.0076/-118.3793.
What can you do? The first thing is come to the SONC Board meeting on May 13.
 
 
Adopt from Our Animal Shelters
 
Our Animal Shelters are overcrowded. Many runaway dogs end up in the City shelters. Though most of these dogs are reunited with their owners within several weeks, overcrowding in shelters, even temporarily, may cause other dogs to be put down due to lack of space.
People whose dogs ran away come to the shelters to get your dog right away. Temporary foster homes are needed for dogs that have been in the shelters too long and will lose their place.
Our East Valley Shelter is located at 14409 Vanowen St, 1 block east of Van Nuys Blvd. The West Valley Shelter is located at 20655 Plummer St.
 
Special discounted adoption fees on dogs and other animals.
Department Discount Days May 5&6
Mothers Day Discounts May 8-12
Spring Best Friends at Warner Center Park 11am-5pm May 18-19
Memorial Day Weekend May 25&26
 
East Valley and West Valley shelters are open
Tuesday-Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
 
 
 
Recycle Batteries
 
All those dead batteries contain either dangerous chemicals or valuable trace metals. Recycle them to save resources and reduce pollution. The easiest place to recycle used batteries is the Sherman Oaks Library. You’ll find a bucket to dump them just inside the door.
 
 
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 more than 22,000 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter through the “contact us” on our webpage.
 
Public Safety
SONC Public Safety Committee, chaired by Melissa Menard and Kristin Sales, was awarded as the Best of the Valley by the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. The Award was for preparing this community for a disaster like a fire or earthquake and assisting groups in setting up a neighborhood watch.  This year they helped several hundred people get their CERT training. These two stars of SONC keep doing their best! Come and watch a meeting or even join the committee to help Sherman Oaks!
 
The public safety committee would also like to inform residents that Fire Inspections in High Fire Hazard Zones will begin May 1st.  For more information visit: VMS3.lafd.org
 
The next Public Safety Committee meeting will be April 22 at the East Valley Adult Center. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org date and agenda 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Public Safety Committee
6:30PM May 20
At the Senior Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd.
 
For more information email one of the committee Co-Chars Kristin Sales ([email protected]) or Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
 
 
 
Potholes Need to be Filled
 
SONC got a lot of potholes filled this Spring. There many new potholes caused by the recent rains to bother you and your car.  We are collecting a new list of potholes to be filled at our next filling event.  Send us the location of the pothole. What we need is the address that faces the pothole. With that we will be able to get it filled. If it’s in an intersection we need both streets. If it’s in an alley, we need the address it’s behind. With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed. Send us the information through the “contact us” on our website www.shermanoaksnc.org.
 
 
 
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
 
 
Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That's why Councilmember Ryu announced his Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to improve our neighborhoods while supporting local artists. This program sponsors local artists up to $250 in discretionary funding to turn blank utility boxes into stunning works of public art.
 
For more information and to apply: http://davidryu.lacity.org/utility_box_art_program
 
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
SONC Green & Beautification Committee
 
Our Traffic and Transportation Committee and Green and Beautification Committees will have a joint meeting on May 8 at the Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark St.
For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Traffic & Transportation Committee – Green & Beautification Committee
6:30pm May 8
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St.
 
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
 
Decisions are being made that will affect how you live through construction for the next 20 years. These decisions will also what your neighborhood is going to look like and how your great-great-grandchildren will travel LA for the next century. This is the ONLY time to let your voice be heard. If you have not been to the meetings, you may get something you won’t like. The final round of Metro informational meetings will be held this summer. Then, plans will begin for taking property and laying track. Watch this newsletter and Metro’s information.
 
Finance Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Finance Committee needs new members. The committee decides on the council’s budget and how the council will spend its money. Are you a CPA, someone who wants to see money well spent, or do you just like to spend it? We need your help. The Finance Committee meets the last Thursday of the month.  Email to volunteer or get more information [email protected] . Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
 
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony

If you love this kind of singing, you are welcome to join in. The Valley Harmony Singers meet every Monday night at 7pm. 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)
 
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. For more info go to www.riveroakschorus.com. SONC thanks the River Oaks Chorus for the great performance they put on ahead of our August Movie in the Park.
 
 
Report Grafitti
 
Report Graffiti by calling 311. It usually takes the city less than 48 hours to remove this blight. Be sure to give the EXACT ADDRESS of the graffiti when you call.
 
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Councilmember Ryu has purchased "Slow Down and Share the Road" signs for the community. You are invited to stop by the office to grab a couple of signs for your neighborhood, if you experience a lot of speeding. Come to 14930 Ventura Blvd #210. Call ahead before coming (818)728-9924.
 
Apply for Speed Humps - May 1st
 
Every six months the Department of Transportation accepts new applicants for speed humps. The next speed hump application window will open Wednesday, May 1 at 8AM. Only 30 requests per Council District will be accepted so we recommend applying as soon as the application window opens.  Click HERE to apply. For more information on the Speed Hump Program and application process, please visit 
http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps  
 
Jewish American Heritage Month at City Hall - May 29
 
Please Join Event Co-Chairs: Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and David Ryu in celebration of Jewish Heritage Month on May 29, 2019 at City Hall.
 
Wednesday, May 29 10:00 AM
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
3rd Floor, Council Chambers
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
 
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
You can now report non-emergency crimes like harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at www.lapdonline.org.
 
LAPD Volunteer Program
 
Make a difference as a LAPD volunteer and be the change you want to see in your community.  Volunteers represent a broad range of ages, from teenagers to senior citizens. Through their dedicated service, volunteers reflect the quality that is representative of the people of Los Angeles and the LAPD. In turn, the Department recognizes the valuable assistance that volunteers provide, and considers them as an integral part of the LAPD team. 
 
One of the most important aspects of the LAPD volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.
 
As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities • Community members on patrol • Clerical and administrative support • Detective support • Impacting youth through mentorship & tutoring • Promoting safety with business communities • And a variety of other important functions.
 
Interested or need more information: Officer Farah [email protected] lapd.online  818 374 9406 ( Volunteer Police Patrol) and/or Van Nuys CRO Unit  email---  [email protected]   818 374 5420
 
LAPD Community Police Academy May 6 - July 1
 
LAPD Operations Valley Bureau (OVB) is holding its Community Police Academy, beginning May 6. Over the course of the eight week class, students will learn about traffic, homicide investigation, human trafficking, use of force and much more. To participate, you must be 18+, have no felony conviction or pending criminal cases or outstanding warrants, and you must live in the Valley. All courses will be at the Davis Training Facility in Granada Hills. To apply, and to get more details, email [email protected]
 
 
About SONC

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not a 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 will be held at Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center through July. Join us at 5056 Van Nuys Blvd 6:30PM the 2nd Monday evening of each month. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements" (CIS) with 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 want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods”, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “submit.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
 

Congressman Sherman Facebook Town Hall -- May 1

Congressman Brad Sherman will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 to 8:30 pm Pacific Time. The broadcast will be a live video stream on Facebook that can be accessed by going to https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanBradSherman.
 
 
Get a Compost Bin
 
A compost bin can cost from $100 to $200. But, the bins are available at subsidized prices for only $20! The LA Dept of Sanitation offers the bins for sale at a workshop the 4th Saturday of each month. Buy the bins and attend a free workshop at the Griffith Park Compost Facility. There’s also free compost available. Just bring your own container and shovel. 4th Saturday of each month.
 
May 25
Griffith Park Composting Facility
5400 Griffith Park Drive
Directions:
From 134 Freeway Exit Forest Lawn Drive. Turn left on Zoo Drive. Turn right on Griffith Park Drive. Compost Facility at the top of hill on left. Call ahead to verify (213) 485-2260
 
 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley-3 New Exhibits
 
 
Tarzan
The Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) and Tarzan® exhibit is now open. The Museum is pleased to have Scott Tracy Griffin, who works with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. as our guest curator 


 
Moon Landing
Artifacts, photos and stories are coming in for our very special exhibit May through July on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  If you are old enough to remember where you were, please consider participating in our oral history video on where you were on this historic day. You will be part of the exhibit!  Speakers are being secured for each month of the exhibit.

The exhibit is for adults and families alike as there will be some children’s and family educational programming too. We are partnering with other organizations, historical societies and neighborhood councils that have access to many folks that were associated with the Apollo program and moon landing.
 
World War II Security
You may be aware that during the decade before World War II, the U.S. government compiled lists of people they saw as potential risks to national security. Presidential Proclamations  2525,  2526, and 2527 authorized the FBI and other agencies  to  arrest  such  individuals,  mostly  Japanese,   German,   and   Italian   immigrant community and business leaders. However, did you know that the government also  imprisoned  Japanese  and  others  forcibly  removed  from  Latin  America.  The Tuna  Canyon Detention  Station  (TCDS)  was  one  of  many  confinement  sites  that  held  these individuals. Learn more about this part of World War II in this exhibit from May 1st through July 27th.
 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St #204, Northridge
Tuesday, Thursday 1-5pm
Saturday 12 Noon – 4pm
Free admission, free parking, ADA access
 
The Museum SFV - Special Speaker Event May 18th @ 7:00 pm

The Museum of the SFV Speaker Series continues this year with Rod Pyle, space author, journalist and historian on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Rod will discuss his latest book “First On The Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience,” which  sold out on the first day of its release but will be available to all attendees for signing by the author, as well as “Space 2.0,” about the coming new space age. This multimedia presentation will include previously-unseen photo montages from the mission, as well as little-known facts about some of the dangers that faced the astronauts while on the Moon. www.pylebooks.com. This event will be held at The Museum’s alliance partner's location in Tarzana, The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC). The SFVACC is located at 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356. The telephone is 818-697-5525; [email protected]; www.SFVACC.org. Cost $10. Please RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite. Walk-in attendees are welcome, but please RSVP beforehand at 818-347-9665 or [email protected] Light refreshments will be served.


 
Lake Balboa Park
 
Lake Balboa Park is nearby and offers a lot of recreation opportunities without the crowds in other Valley parks. You can walk, jog, or run the trail around the park perimeter. There is brand new outdoor exercise equipment at the east end of the trail. There are loads of grassy picnic areas. Parking is easy and free. The park is huge, so you may want to drive all the way around before you decide where you want to stop and spend time.
 
Vision Committee
On May 2 Vision Committee meeting will continue the Community Plan Update studies. We are currently studying the Mobility Element and would like to encourage as much community input as possible. Please join us 6:30 to 8:00 PM Thursday May 2 at the Sherman Oaks Library. 
For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
Vision Committee
May 2 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street
 
Broccoli and Carrots Celebrate at the Veg Fest!
 
The Veg Fest will feature vegan foods, live music, speakers, and more than 150 vendors. Admission is FREE! More info at https://vegfestla.org.
 
Veg Fest
Woodley Park
Sunday May 5 10:30AM-6:30PM
Free Admission
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
On May 16 the PLUM Committee will hear from Antonio’s Restaurant at 13619 Ventura Blvd with a request for outdoor seating.
For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
PLUM Committee
May 16 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street
 
 
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
 
For Preschoolers: stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! This story time is perfect for children two and under. Mondays & Weds 10-10:30AM
Star Reader: Come share the joy of reading and story telling for kids with our STAR volunteer reader Sherman Oaks Library Mondays 2-3:30PM, Star Reader Weds 2:30-4PM, Thursdays 1-3PM, Friday 1:30-3PM & 3:30-5PM, Sat 1-3PM
Craft: Join us for various crafts and activities! Call for specific details. Ages 4+ Weds 4-5PM, Teens & Tweens Tues 4PM
May 4 - Free Shredding Event at the Library
 
On Saturday from 9:00AM - 12:00PM, free community shredding event.  Destroy old documents, protect personal information, help the environment and gain space!  A mobile truck will be curbside, equipped with a video monitoring system and on site shredding.  Refreshments will be served!
 
May 11:  Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
 
 Great used book sale at the Sherman Oaks Library to benefit our very own local library. The book sale runs from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Select from children's books, classics, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, CD's and DVD's. Most books $1 or less, big selection of children's books!! Help support the Sherman Oaks Library! Sponsored by Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library.

We also take donations of books, CD's, and DVD's.  Bring them to the sale or the library during business hours.  A receipt will be provided.
 
Pre-sale for Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Members on Friday, May 10 3:00-5:00 PM.
 
May 24: Reiki @ 12:15 PM
 
Reiki is back!  Come learn about Reiki and experience the flow of the Reiki energy system.  Deborah Dovitch, MA is a Reiki practitioner and Master Teacher with over 30 years experience.
 
 
Free Movie - May 25 @ 2:00 PM
 
Green Book
A working class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960’s American South.
Winner of three academy awards including Best Picture, Best Supporting actor, and Best Original Screenplay.
 
 
May 29:  Game Day
 
New Monthly Event - Game Day on Wednesday April 3 from 3:00-5:00PM.  Adults and teens are invited to a game day.  Exercise your brain, make new friends, and join the library community!  
 
 
May 29:  NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System
 
Join us from 6:30-7:30PM for a lecture by Rachel Brachman, Solar System and Technology Education and Public Outreach Specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The lecture will educate participants about our home planet, our solar system, the universe beyond and the spacecraft exploring them.
 
Mindfulness Meditation Classes the 1st, 3rd and 4th Friday of the month @ 11:00 AM.  Evening class @ 6:30 May 22.
 
Each class is a combination of lecture, guided meditation practice, group feedback and discussion lead by mindfulness facilitators John Kneedler and Linnea Pyne.  John and Linnea are graduates of UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Resource Program.  John teaches the morning classes and Linnea teaches the evening class.
 
Adult Coloring every Thursday @ 2:00 PM.  Evening Coloring May 14 and 28 @ 5:30PM
 
Come join us for coloring!  Explore your creative side every Thursday at 2:00 PM  and the 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM in our Meeting Room.  All materials are supplied.  You are also welcome to bring your own.
 
Friends of the Library
 
The Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization designed to support and enhance the programs, facilities, collection and other needs of the Sherman Oaks Library.  Our mission is to foster friendships and a sense of community through educational, cultural, and social programs.  With funds mainly raised through monthly Book Sales, the Friends sponsor children's programs, movies, meditation classes, adult coloring, game days and a speakers program.  In addition, the Friends enhance the library's collection of books and DVDs.  Last year, the Friends and Library Administration in conjunction with the SONC finished a complete renovation of the community room at the Sherman Oaks Branch
 
Interested in becoming a member?  Pick up a membership application at the library.  Interested in becoming a volunteer, making a suggestion about the library or joining our e-mail list?  E-mail us at [email protected] 
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Documentaries every Saturday at 2:30PM Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar 91401
Movies at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Sundays 2PM, 16244 Nordhoff 91343. Call for film titles (818) 895-3650.
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart – Thursdays 2pm call 818-766-7185 for details
Visit LA Museums Free
The Los Angeles Public Library now offers Discover & Go, a program to visit some of the city’s top museums for free or at low cost with your library card. These are the participating Museums:
Autrey Museum of the American West
Battleship Iowa
Catalina Island Museum
Chinese American Museum
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Discovery Cube
Grammy Museum
Hammer
Japanese American Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Conservancy
LA Zoo
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Tolerance
LA County Natural History Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
For information on how to get free or low cost entry go to lapl.discoverandgo.net and log in with your library card. Don’t have a library card? Get yours for free at the Sherman Oaks Library.
At the Skirball
All events are at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Sepulveda Blvd, just south of the Mulholland Tunnel.
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
 
Tues May 7 1:30PM Iris. Meet Iris Apfel, the then 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion documentary, Iris is the story of a soaring free spirit who continues to inspire.
 
Tues May 14 1:30PM The September Issue. A funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at Vogue’s legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and her team of editors, this documentary tells the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: The September Issue
 
Exhibition – Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Braithwaite Open through September 1.
Exhibition –Spotlight: Andy Warhol Open through September 1.
Exhibition – Fearless Fashion: Rudy Gernreich May 9 – September 1
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along Tuesdays 1PM
Story Time Wednesdays 2:30PM
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge Fridays 3:40PM
Musica Para Todos Sundays 11:15AM
Free Car Seat Installation
Still Saving Lives Every Thursday at the LAPD Valley Traffic station, we give free child car seat installation and inspection. Call (818) 644-8143 for an appointment. We are located at 7870 Nollan Place in Panorama City. Raising awareness on child passenger safety. Tell a parent! https://www.facebook.com/vtdlapd/ https://twitter.com/LAPDVTD https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats
 
Plant New Parkway Trees
Did your parkway tree die in last summer’s heat waves? Call the Bureau of Street Services. They have a new program to help replace dead trees. Go to www.lacitysan.org/freetree or call 1-800-996-2489
Senior Programs
ONEgeneration 2019 Senior Symposium
Spring time is just around the corner and ONEgeneration is ramping up for another successful Senior Symposium!! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Last year’s Symposium was our most successful year yet with over 1,000 attendees, 100 vendors, 15 health screenings, wonderful guest speakers, and entertainment. We are hopeful this year will bring as much value to our community as it has in the past. Registration is now open for all vendors and sponsors who are interested in participating.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335
 
Senior Day Trip
 
Senior Day Trip on Metro to the Hollywood Museum. Explore the museum’s 4 floors of exhibits and more than 10,000 pieces of memorabilia including costukmes, props, photos, scripts, autos, and personal items from stars. See exhibits on Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, and Max Factor.
 
Thursday May 9
Cost $12 museum admission plus Metro fare
Call the trip desk at (818) 981-1284 ext 231 to sign up
 
Free Medicare Counseling
HICAP counselor Anne Mosell offers free Medicare options counseling every first and third Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Senior Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. The statewide HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) trains volunteers to provide unbiased information, counseling and assistance on Medicare topics to their fellow community members. HICAP is funded, in part, by the Los Angeles City and County Area Agencies on Aging. Call the adult center at (818) 981-1284 to make an appointment. All appointments are confidential.
 
Taxi Cabs
 
The Taxi Cab Services program helps seniors and disabled get around. You can get rides to doctor’s appointments, banking, and life enriching activities; maximum 4 trips or 40 miles per month.  You must be 60 years or older. There are no income requirements. The program is first come, first served. Contact 1-888-863-7411 or email [email protected]
 
LA Dept of Aging
Get an Emergency Alert Response System (EARS) for free! Just push a button and help is on the way! Apply to qualify at East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)981-1284.
Other programs from the Dept of Aging: In-Home Assistance & Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Health Screenings. LA Dept of Aging (800) 510-2020.
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Get discounted fares for seniors on Metro buses and trains. Ride all the way with transfers for only 35 cents during off peak hours. Get discounted fares during peak hours. Get application online at taptogo.net or call (866)827-8646 or email [email protected].
 
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. 
Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Acting/Improvisation; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Parkinson's Support Group; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks Movies; Beginning Chess Class  and much more!! 
 
 
 
Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:  
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys for the following events:
Location to walk:  Inside Building C/#135-Rooms 1-3 
Meet new friends, have a fun time walking together, while burning some calories, uplifting your mood and staying healthy.
*Emergency form must be on file with staff prior to this activity. Donations are welcome.
Location for both Special Events listed below:
 Building C (#135) Rm. #137
 Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun, and sing to your hearts' delight:
*First Friday, Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm  Suggested donation: $3.00/person.  Sing some oldies, but goodies, and newer ones as well. Wide variety of songs to choose from; Sing individually, and/or in duets/ groups.  Light Refreshments available. For more information, and to reserve a space, please call: (818) 386-9674
Last Friday, Game Night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $3.00/person. Fun-filled evening with games, food, contests, and prizes. Favorite games, including: Backgammon, Boggle, Checkers, Chess, Farkle, Scrabble, Trivia Games,  Kings On The Corner, and more, will be played. We will teach you if you don't know how to play, or if you need a reminder. Please call ahead to reserve a space. 
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 City Ride 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 Ext223.
 
Maintenance on Power Wheelchairs
 
Maintenance and repairs on Power Wheelchairs are available at no cost if you are eligible through Medicare. Call Wayne at (800) 875-2253.
 
 
Bingo
 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:30am
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd, South of Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
Calendar of Meetings and Events


5/1 Fire Safety Inspections Start
5/1 Congressman Sherman Town Hall
5/1 Apply for Speed Humps
5/2 Vision Committee
5/4 Free Shredding at the Library
5/5 Vegfest
5/5-6 Discount Pet Adoptions
5/8 Green & Beautification/Traffic Joint Meeting
5/8-12 Discount Pet Adoptions
5/9 Exhibition Opening – Fearless Fashion: Rudy Gernreich
5/9 Senior Dayb Trip Hollywood Museum
5/10 Mexican Mothers Day
5/11 Used Book Sale
5/12 Mothers Day
5/13 SONC Board Meeting
5/14 The September Issue
5/16 PLUM Committee
5/18 Senior Symposium
5/18 First on the Moon Speaker
5/18-19 Discount Pet Adoptions
5/19 SONC Election – be sure to vote!
5/20 Public Safety Committee
5/25 Free Movie – The Green Book
5/25 Composting Event
5/25-26 Discount Pet Adoptions
5/27 Memorial Day
 
 
 
 
 

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