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Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m; Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cárdenas Hosts Final Health Care Workshops
Before ObamaCare Deadline U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will continue hosting a series of health care workshops in the Valley. Each workshop will allow area families to learn about the options available to them under the Affordable Care Act, including learning about insurance policies that can be purchased through the Covered California health insurance exchange. Families will also be able to speak with certified counselors, who will be able to pre-approve health insurance applications. Cárdenas’ staff will work with area health organizations, including certified Navigators, at several locations, including area high schools: The remaining workshops will be held on the following dates and locations: Thursday, MEND, 10641 North San Fernando Rd., Pacoima Saturday, Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 209, Pacoima
Monday, March 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sidewalk Astronomers are returning one more time this season to set up their homemade telescopes in front of the Sylmar library. You are invited to join your neighbors and gaze the nighttime sky. View the Moon and planets and talk to the astronomers. Sylmar Library, 14561 Polk St. (at Glenoaks), Sylmar. For more information, call (818) 367-6102.
Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m. 100 Years of Movie-Making in Sunland-Tujunga
Filmmaking in the Sunland- Tujunga area dates back to around 1913 when Cecil B. DeMille brought his film unit to shoot scenes for “Squaw Man” (his first film) in and around the Tujunga Wash. Speaker Marc Wanamaker is a published historian, lecturer, and teacher, as well as a world-class expert and consultant in film history. He is also the founder of Bison Archives, an extensive and unique photo archive specializing in the history of the motion picture and television industry in the United States. Wanamaker will share his knowledge and rare 1920-30’s photos of our area that represented the West and Middle America to the eye of the filmmaker. This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge. For more information, call the Little Landers Historical Society at (818) 352- 3420, or visit littlanders@ verizon.net.
Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Needs Feedback Preliminary drafts of The Mobility Plan 2035 and Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles are now available for public review through May 13. As part of the outreach process to receive public feedback, the two efforts are teaming up to host seven community workshops throughout the city to hear from Angelenos about the vision for the city's future. Granada Hills Recreation Center, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills
Saturday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Young Aviators, ages14- 21, will be hosting this fundraiser. For a $5 donation patrons will receive pancakes, sausages, fruit salad, coffee and orange juice. That same day there will be free “Young Eagle” airplane rides for kids between 8 and 17 years of age starting at 10:30 a.m. A raffle is also scheduled. Whiteman Airport, 12653 Osborne St., Pacoima (entrance on Osborne). For more information, call Ruth Logan at (818) 364-1224.
Saturday March 22, 11:30 a.m. Yoga and Storytelling for Teens
While this event targets teens, all ages are invited to join in. It is a free, fun and healthy family event. Sylmar Library, 14561 Polk St. (at Glenoaks), Sylmar. For more information, call (818) 367-6102. Make your reservations now
Free Practice Test for S.A.T.
Students, teachers and counselors, mark your calendars for a free Practice for the SAT Exam. The exam will be administered by the staff from Princeton Review on Saturday, April 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This practice exam can cost upwards of several hundred dollars, but is offered free through the Los Angeles Public Library. Walk-ins will be allowed during the day of the exam, but the library recommends that you make a reservation. Sylmar Library, 14561 Polk St. (at Glenoaks), Sylmar. For more information call: (818) 367-6102.
Through May 27 Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program
As part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has established the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. Our Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program follows CDC guidelines and is under the auspices of the Valley Jewish Community Center. This course, presented in partnership with the Valley Jewish Community Center is designed to disseminate a lifestyle change program with people at high risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Over the course of the program attendees will learn skills necessary to make an ongoing lifestyle change in their eating habits, portion control decision making, and understanding the triggers that contribute to overeating.Attendees must be 18 years or older and at risk for Type 2 Diabetes in any or all of the following ways: overweight, inactive, and/or have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes. A one-time program fee of $37 is payable at time of registration. Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. For more information or to register, call (818) 947-2600, x4172, or visithtttp://lavalley. augusoft.net
Every Thursday, Pierce College Farmers Market
Buy healthy produce and locally produced products directly from farmers and local merchants. Free entertainment. The market is located at 10800 Victory Blvd., at the corner of De Soto Avenue in Woodland Hills and on the northwest corner of the Pierce College campus. For more information, call (818) 999-6300, ext. 22.
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