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Posted: April 1, 2009 12:06 a.m.
Updated: April 1, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch

Thursday - Sunday
The College of the Canyons Theater Department will present the Tony award winning revival "A Doll's House" 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the Black Box Theater in the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Info: PAC Box Office (661) 362-5304,
"The Newhall Incident" 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. A retired Newhall California Highway Patrol officer, Harry Ingold, one of the first officers on the scene following the massacre, will speak on the 1979 tragedy where four young CHP officers were gunned down on April 5, 1970 in the lot of a Standard Service Station next to J's Coffee Shop on what is now the intersection of the Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia. Held at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road) in Newhall. Info: Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at (661) 254-1275,

Vine 2 Wine "Wine Tasting & Art Sale" 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bridgeport Lake Clubhouse to benefit the Betty Ferguson Foundation. Wine and food tasting, art sale and silent auction. Tickets $50. Call (661)702-8712.

April 11
City of Santa Clarita Eggstravaganza. Citywide egg hunts. 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11. Egg hunts will take place at Canyon Country Park, Central Park, and Valencia Glen Park. Hunters will be grouped by age. The event is free and begins promptly at 10 a.m. Info: (661) 286-4018,

April 18
Circle of Hope will host the fifth annual Walk for Hope 5K Saturday, April 18. Event includes the People's Choice Car Show, vendors, and dogs available to adoption. Info:, (661) 254-5218.

April 19
Assitance League of SCV 5K Run/Walk begins 6 a.m. Sunday, April 19 at Newhall Park. Corner of Newhall and Dalbey Avenue, Newhall. Run/walk will travel from Newhall Park to South Fork Trail and back and includes a 1K Kids Fun Run. Info: (661) 253-3144.

Upcoming Events
Lenten Fish Fry at St. Clare's Church
St. Clare's Catholic Church will host its annual Lenten Fish Fry each Friday through April 3. Serving hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the SCV Food Pantry, St. Francis Counseling Center and other local charities. 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.

Travel Club meets at Barnes and Noble
The Travel Club of Santa Clarita meets 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free gathering of people who want to learn about travel. People share their international and domestic travels with pictures and dialog. Info: Gwen, (661) 252-5806.

Valencia Library events
The Valencia Library will host various events at the Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 Valencia Blvd. Info: (661) 259-8942,
April 16 - 7 p.m.-8 p.m. - William Clark presents "Shakespeare in Song" combining his musical skills with the sonnets of Shakespeare.
April 18 - 11 a.m. - Doug Miller presents an informative discussion on how to get started researching your families genealogy.
April 18 - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - A.J. Currado will teach a watercolor workshop focusing on basic technique and color theory.
April 19 - 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Simi Advani will teach a Yoga Laughter class, focusing on simple laughter techniques and deep breathing for relaxation.

Golf tournament and wine tasting
To benefit Single Mothers Outreach. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Afternoon golf tournament and Californian wine tasting including BBQ lunch and a silent auction. Tickets are $185 per person, $750 for four. Info: (661) 607-6886,

Castaic Education golf tournament
The fifth annual Castaic Education Foundation Golf Tournament. 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 3 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Includes breakfast, round of golf, lunch, raffle prizes and more. Info: (661) 373-4574,

Grief and loss presentation
A free community presentation on coping with grief will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at Santa Clarita City Hall, Century Room (first floor), 23920 Valencia Blvd. Grief counselor Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program will cover loss, death, divorce, and general grieving strategies. Info: (661) 733-0692.

Valencia Library book club
The Valencia Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month in the community room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 3: "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult.

AARP Driver Safety program
The AARP will host a two-part driving safety class for seniors Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. Class registration is available at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Class fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Info: (661) 259-4444.

Comic Fans Freaky Creatures
Brave New World Comics will host its first in-store "Freaky Creatures" tournament 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 22722 Lyons Ave. #6, Newhall. Prizes will be awarded to the survivors of the online creature building and battling game in which players customize and pit their creatures against the elements. Free. Info:

Runners Club 5K Run/Walk
The Santa Clarita Runners Club will host the 27th Annual Women's 5K Run/Walk 8 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. This year's run will benefit the Single Mothers Outreach and feature a "Kiddie K" for boys and girls. Cost is $30. "Kiddie K" begins at 7:45 a.m. and costs $10. Info:

ALS support group in SCV
The ALS Association will host an ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) support group meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. People with ALS along, their family and friends are welcome. Info: Kimberly Daughton, (818) 865-8067 ext: 225.

Senior movie is ‘Calendar Girls'
"Calendar Girls" will be the Senior Center's movie presentation 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at 22900 Market St., Newhall. The Senior Center is a wheelchair friendly atmosphere. Suggested donation of $1 and $.25 for popcorn. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Senior Center Braille Institute
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for assistance to the visually impaired 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Appointments: John Taylor at the Senior Center (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Senior Services info session
Community & Senior Services (CSS) will host an information session on the future of senior entitlement programs in Los Angeles Country 1 - 3 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Senior citizens, local representatives, caregivers, and senior service providers will all take part in the discussion regarding the doubling of the senior population slated to transpire in the next two decades. Info: Ann Miller (213) 738-2932 or Brad Berens (661) 259-9444.

Women's spring lunch
Valencia Women's Connection will host "Sweet Springtime Luncheon" 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Clara Barclay and cake decorating demonstrations. Info: Glenda Lundberg, (661) 297-5589.

Sierra Hillbillies April Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its Spring Fling Dance 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the SCV Senior Center, 2900 Market St., Newhall. Cindy Mower will initiate round dancing at 7:30 p.m., followed by square dancing with Bill Horst at 8 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Info: Joanne, (661) 250-8828,

Hart Park Easter Eggstravaganza
Egg hunt, music and family games will be held noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at
William S. Hart Park, Ranch House lawns, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Self defense for women
A three part series. Session 1: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Session 2: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Session 3: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Session 1 meets at Hasley Hall 206, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Session 2 and 3 will meet at WPEK 105 also located on the COC campus. Personal safety instruction for women only. Info: (661) 362-3686.

Start Smart class for teens at CHP
The Start Smart class is aimed at helping newly licensed drivers and future licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. Teens attend this class with their parent(s). The class is held at the Newhall Area California Highway Patrol Station, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Classes wil be held April 16, May 19, June 23, July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

COC Beer Tasting Event
College of the Canyons Foundation will host a beer tasting event 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 at the College of the Canyons Library, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Participants can explore beer textures and tastes and gourmet appetizers. Tickets are $50 per person. Participants must be 21 year of age or older and are asked to purchase tickets by April 10. Info: (661) 362-3737,


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