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Posted: April 16, 2008 12:29 a.m.
Updated: June 17, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Hart Park hike set for Friday

There will be a free, ranger-led tour of William S. Hart's Horseshoe Ranch, at 7 p.m. Friday. The two-mile hike will offer a bit of history about the 265-acre park named for the late silent film star. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Ave.. For more information call (661) 259-1750.

COC hosting birdhouse exhibit

College of the Canyons will host an exhibition of birdhouses made by faculty, students and community members, on April 19-29 at the COC Art Gallery on its Valencia campus. The birdhouses will be sold in support of the Friends of the Fine Arts and the Lee Corbin Scholarship Fund.

The fund commemorates the late COC Mathematics Professor Lee Corbin who was known for making detailed and charming birdhouses. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the art gallery. Otherwise, the public may view the exhibition from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, from April 19 to April 29. Visitors may also schedule an appointment by calling the gallery at (661) 362-3612.

Sponsors sought for Hope fundraiser

Sponsorships are available for Circle of Hope's 24th annual golf tournament on Monday. Today is the last day to purchase a sponsorship.

Golf cart signs featuring sponsor names are available for $100, and $50 of each subsequent sign. For information contact nswan or

COC hosts children's play day

College of the Canyons is gearing up to host its fifth annual Play Day on Saturday, for children in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys in honor of the Week of the Young Child. The age range for the activity is toddler through elementary school.

"The play day is a fun and educational event that honors young children and all those who make a difference in their lives," Wendy Ruiz, associate director of Infant and Toddler programs at COC's Center for Early Children Education, said in a statement.

The Week of the Young Child was established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families.

For more information on the Play Day, contact Wendy Ruiz at (661) 362-3510 or visit


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