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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

27th Annual Chatsworth Pioneer Day Festival 10/1/17

27th Annual Chatsworth Pioneer Day Festival

Presented by the Chatsworth Historical Society 

Chatsworth Pioneer Day is a fun family festival with loads of old-time activities, food, games, and museum exhibits that feature Chatsworth’s equestrian heritage and pioneer families. Activities include a bake sale, blacksmith, woodcarvers, leather crafts, panning for Gold, Veteran quilt display, rock chippers, bee keeping, telegraph station, butter churning and more!

Sunday, October 1
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Homestead Acre of Chatsworth Park South
(West end of Devonshire St.)
10385 Shadow Oak Dr.

Parking can be found in the
Chatsworth Train Depot
10038 Old Depot Plaza Rd.

A free shuttle service will be offered from the station every 15 minutes. 

For more information about Pioneer Day, call (818) 882-5614 or email

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Artist Speaker Series: Cass Snyder on 9/30/17

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Cass Snyder.

As a child, Snyder used the scraps from her Grandfather's stained glass projects to create mosaics. Now she carefully and meticulously hand cuts each piece of stained glass to produce a vibrant color combination that dazzles. Snyder is able to make anything from small wall hangings to large-scale tabletops with the assistance of her husband, a skilled craftsman who makes the bases necessary for her artwork.

Learn more about Snyder's creative mosaics on Saturday, September 30th from 2-3pm.

TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks, and drinks)
Seating is very limited.
All proceeds help support The Museum.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324

Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also, you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern, The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit.


July 29, 2017 - Alisa Gabrielle

August 26, 2017 - Marjorie Sarnat

September 30, 2017 - Cass Snyder

October 28, 2017 - Nina Kellogg

November 26, 2017 - Jodi Bonassi

December 28, 2017 - K Rae

(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys 9/24/17


The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture, and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer, and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at

Cost: $10 per person. Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite:

Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available.

Tour Repeats Monthly on the 3rd Sunday (with exceptions)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017 - ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Do you own an electric car?

National Drive Electric Week

Ends Tomorrow!

But there is still time to celebrate in Woodland Hills today!

Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

El Camino Real High School
5440 Valley Cir Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

For the fifth year in a row, we invite you to Woodland Hills National Drive Electric Week! Our event features test drives from dealerships and owners, guest speakers, a DJ, food truck, and activities for children. There will also be a raffle with prizes including Yoga lessons and restaurant gift cards. Stop by if you have an electric car, want one, or want to eat, have fun, and learn more.

State Senator Henry Stern 

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

Actor/Environmental Activist Ed Begley Jr.

California State Assemblymember Matt Dababneh
The Auto Gallery
Bob Smith BMW
PacificSky Solar
Pedego 101
Audubon Society
Greywater Corps
The Sierra Club
Follow Your Heart
Trader Joe's

About National Drive Electric Week
Presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

More information:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Van Nuys Arts Festival 9/29/17 - See you there!

LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez of CD6 and CHAMPION CITY are excited to present the San Fernando Valley community with the first VAN NUYS ARTS FESTIVAL! 


+++ MUSIC +++
Mark de Clive-Lowe
Maria del Pilar
Cutty Flam
dublab DJ sets

+++ ARTISTS +++
Kristy Sandoval Art
Sally Chung
Jessica Silva photography
CSUN Art Galleries
Graffiti art by The Gr818ers more

> Art Book Fair by 818 Arts
HUSHconcerts Silent Disco
> Zine workshop by #ZebraPizzaZine
Beat Swap Meet Vinyl Pop-Up Shop
Van Nuys Cruise Night Classic Cars Exhibition
> Museum Pop-Up's by Valley Relics Museum 501c3 & The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
> Bike Ride by Pedalers West
> Bike Repairs by Retro Xpress Bicycles and Hoopty Bikes, Mobile Bicycle Repair
> Family Activities by Van Nuys Branch - Los Angeles Public Library andTia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore
> Craft Beer Garden by Los Angeles County Brewers Guild
> Food trucks: The Lobos Truck, Humble CrustBoulevard Salad, andChurro Stix
... plus more!

Thank you to our many PARTNERS including:
Los Angeles Metro
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
KCSN 88.5 FM


Follow us Van Nuys Arts on Facebook and Instagram #VNAF2017

If interested in participating, please contact CHAMPION CITY

The festival is funded through the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF) administered by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs