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February 2018

Things to do in the san fernando valley. LOCAL Events

Passion Play

The Passion Play at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch is a dramatic stage and musical production that examines the timeless events surrounding the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 2018 will mark the Passion Play’s 26th year in production. The dates are March 18, 23-25. Viewers will watch the dramatization come alive with a brand new set, and a story line that includes rap, word, and song accompanied by a live orchestra in the new 3,500 seat Worship Facility. Come see the incredible sights and sounds of this historic story that will usher in the Easter season. Purchase tickets at the Ticket Office, 19700 Rinaldi St or online at Learn more at

Easter at Shepherd Church

Celebrate Easter at Shepherd Church, 19700 Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch, 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 music, dynamic music, and have the opportunity to take communion, pray, and fellowship with others. Everyone is welcome! Service schedule: Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm: and Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Chatsworth Library Book Club

The Chatsworth Library Book Club will be discussing The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt at the March 7 meeting. The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Library Community Room, 21052 Devonshire Street. For more information call (818) 341-4276. Teen Book Club Discussion Teens ages 12 to 18, join us for a lively conversation about the novel Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein on Thursday, March 8 at 4PM. Copies can be checked out at the Granada Hills Library ahead of time. The library is located at 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

Free Tree Giveaway

A Cleaner, Greener East LA, Inc. will give away drought-tolerant shade trees (limit 2 per household) on Saturday, March 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. Residents will be required to present California ID or LADWP bill as proof of residence within LA City limits.

Read, Baby, Read

A special weekend storytime for babies and their caregivers, Saturday, March 10th, 10:30 AM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. (818) 368-5687.

Elizabeth Huston Performs

Harpist Elizabeth Huston will perform musical pieces by women composers in honor of Women’s Heritage month on Saturday, March 10th, 3:30 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue.

Stress Relief Techniques

Certified hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner O’Brien will teach a series of simple techniques to manage stress, Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

Build a ‘No Wire’ Circuit

Children and Teens, come learn about electricity and then build your own circuit using everyday objects, Tuesday, March 20, 3:30 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue,(818) 368-5687.

Free Movie Matinee

On Thursday, March 22, at 1:30 PM in the Chatsworth Library Community Room there will be a free showing of The Glass Castle. 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.

Fight Childhood Cancer

We would like to invite you, your family, and friends to raise money towards the annual LAFD/LAPD St. Baldricks Fundraiser to fight kids› cancer. Participants will be shaving heads Saturday, March 24, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at LAFD Fire Station 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd in North Hollywood in order to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. The family-friendly event features a free breakfast, magicians, caricature and balloon artists, face painters, fire and police apparatus displays, a silent auction, and prizes and toys for the kids. And all of the entertainment is free. Register and donate at https://www.

Make Your Own Flag Book

Children and families, come learn about women artists and then be inspired to create your own kinetic flag book! Artist Debra Disman will teach you how on Tuesday, March 27th, 3 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

English Conversation Class

A new drop-in class to practice your English speaking skills will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM starting on March 28 at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue. (818)368-5687.

Her Story

A positive poetry and spoken word series to celebrate and commemorate the women who have history in our lives will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 2-4 PM at Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Avenue, (818) 368-5687.

Easter Egg Hunt

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 8520 Winnetka Ave. in Winnetka will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st 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! Over 300 children attend each year and the hunt starts at 10:30am sharp. Call 818/341-3460 or check our website at for more information.

Seated Exercise Classes

The Chatsworth Library holds free classes every Wednesday and most 10:30 AM. The video classes alternate between yoga, stretching, and strength training. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Tiny Tots Storytime

Come and listen to a library volunteer as she reads wonderful stories to your children every Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the Chatsworth Library. The library is located at 21052 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. For more information call (818) 341-4276.

Rose Exhibition

The San Fernando Valley Rose Society is hosting their 2nd Annual Rose Exhibition on Saturday, April 14th at The Wilkinson Senior Center in Northridge, 8956 Vanalden Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. A beautiful display of roses grown by our members in the San Fernando Valley will be open for viewing at 12:00 noon. Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer questions. Lecture series begins at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. For more info, visit www.sfvroses. org. On Facebook: The San Fernando Valley Rose Society.


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