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Posted: October 10, 2009 9:59 p.m.
Updated: October 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Breast Cancer awareness month
Pink ribbon lapel pins on sale at locations throughout Santa Clarita Valley benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, from Oct. 1 - 31. $5. Info: (661) 200-1200.

Power of Pink jewelry sale
Special Brighton Power of Pink bracelet and badge clip on sale at Cobblestone Cottage through Oct. 31 - purchases benefit The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center; Cobblestone Cottage, 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-0209.

The Lost Patrol support group
Serving Vietnam era veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi, and Antelope Valleys, support group at 10:10 a.m. third Sunday of each month, Marie Callender's, 27630 North The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 296-6699 or

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitiated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Run Against Hunger sponsors needed
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is seeking sponsors at all levels for the 16th Annual Run/Walk Against Hunger scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at Newhall Park. All proceeds benefit the less fortunate in the Santa Clarita Valley. Info: (661) 255-9078 or

SMO ‘Adopt-a-Family' Program
Single Mother's Outreach seeks compassionate Santa Claritans to ‘adopt' and provide gifts for hard working families for this holiday season. Currently, there are 187 activie families in the SMO program. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Rancho Pico food drive for Pantry
Fourth annual food drive to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, with students collecting non-perishable food and hygiene items from Nov. 2 - Nov. 20. Community is invited to bring donations to the Rancho Pico Library between 3 - 4 p.m. on school days, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch.

LETMESAIL event, activities calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:

Sunday, Oct. 11 - Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 4 - 5:30 p.m., College of the Canyons Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.

Monday, Oct. 12 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

Sunday, Oct. 18 - Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.

RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.

Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

WorkSource workshops
Monday, Oct. 12 - Transferable skills, 9 - 11 a.m. and practice interviewing (by appointment only).

Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Job fair, 10 a.m. - noon.

Thursday, Oct. 14 - Resume building, 9 - 11 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 19
- Resume review (by appointment only).

All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

Toastmasters meeting
Learn how to confidently speak in public and network with other professionals in the area, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, Specialty Lab, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 263-6066.

Spine education classes
Information on how to take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Outpatient Therapy, Henry Mayo, ACC Building, Suite 310, 25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Reservations required. Info: (661) 253-8959.

Senior center movie
Senior Center presents "Dirty Dancing" in wheelchair-friendly, air-conditined location, 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Free prizes. $1 donation requested. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Prostate health seminar

Free community seminar on prostate cancer with urologists offering information and taking questions, 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Info: (888) 432-5464

Breast cancer wine tasting

Testimonial speaker Kim Smith will discuss her experiences with breast cancer during wine tasting, Thursday, Oct. 15, Salt Creek Grill, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. $35. Info: (661) 200-1200.

Tyke Hike class for siblings

Children expecting a newborn sibling can learn how to be a big brother or sister and behave safely around newborns at Tyke Hike, 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, Henry Mayo, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, Main Lobby. Free; all children receive a special button, gift, and snacks. Info: (661) 253-8607.

AHA Family & Friends CPR class

The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR in adults and how to help an adult who is choking. Thursday, Oct. 15, Henry Mayo, Human Resources Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free, registration required. Info: (661) 253-8888.

Women's support group
Presented by Nancy King, MA, MFT, 5 - 6:30 p.m, beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, 23030 Lyons Avenue, Suite 205, Newhall. Info: (661) 645-3341.

"Hair" at COC
Performing Arts In honor of 40th anniversary celebration of COC and Woodstock, COC's theatre and music department proudly present: "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," 8 p.m., Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, and 2 p.m., Oct. 18 and 25, PAC Main Stage, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students with ID. Info: (661) 362-5304 or

Teen driving safety fair
Important information and resources for young drivers and their parents, including educational sessions, interactive driving activities and games, maintenance demonstrations, and more, Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info: (661) 250-3708

Route 66 Classic Car show
Live bands, BBQ specials, patio seating, trophies, raffle prizes, and more, 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct.17, Route 66 Classic Car Show, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

Heritage Haunt at Historical Society
Haunted house, pirate cove, haunted hayride, nightmares of the Newhall Ranch House, "Ballet of Sleepy Hollow," and more, 7 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, SCV Historical Society, 24107 Newhall Ave., Newhall. All proceeds benefit the SCV Historical Society and the William S. Hart Union School District. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

Friends of the Libraries sale
Used book sale to benefit all three Santa Clarita Valley libraries, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, JoAnne Darcy Canyon Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 252-3980 or (661) 252-2255.

Sixth Annual SCV AA Convention
Marathon meetings, speakers, Saturday night banquet, Sunday spiritual breakfast, Al-Anon luncheon, and dance, Friday, Oct. 16 - Sunday, Oct. 18, Hyatt Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center, Town Center, Valencia. Al-Anon & Alateen participation. Info: (661) 310-0384 or

Financial skills for women
Zonta Club of SCV presents a series of six financial skills workshops for women starting 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Valencia Library, 23743 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Topic: managing your money and identity theft. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351.

Light the Night inspirational walk
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Light the Night, a national evening walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer, Saturday, Oct. 17, Bridgeport Park, Valencia. 5 p.m. festival. 7 p.m. walk. Info: (310) 846-4703 or

Breakfast with the Gibbons
Guided tour, Q & A session, vegan breakfast at The Gibbons Conservation Center, where you'll be serenaded by the gibbons' hautning territorial calls, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, 19100 Esguerra Road, Santa Clarita. $10 - $35. Info: (661) 296-2737 or

SCAA's Art  Classic XX
An afternoon of fine art and music, wine and beverages, hors d' oeuvres and desserts with The Santa Clarita Artist's Association, 1 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. $25 in advance, $30 at door. Info: or (661) 244-7689.

SCV Tour of Kitchens
Self-guided tour features 10 homes that have recently been remodeled from Valencia through Canyon Country and Sand Canyon, Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $20 advance sales, $25 day of tour. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. Info:

Auction with a Purpose
Valencia Women's Connection fall festival luncheon with silent and live auctions and speaker Pam Hage, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. $22 per person, reservations required. Info: (661) 297-5589.

Adoption support and info meeting
In honor of National Adoption Month in November, Children's Bureau will host monthly information meetings for those who want more information on adoption, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Qualifying families can receive training, certification, benefits (including medical for children) and 24-hour support. Info: (661) 272-9996 or visit

Balance Point Spa goddess night
In conjunction with Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, event will benefit Domestic Violence Center of SCV, 6 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Free snacks and beverages and mini-classes; small fee for raffle tickets, martinis, and mini-services, including angel readings, massages, hand paraffin and more. Info: (661) 252-0650.

Blue Shadows post horseshow
Youth equestrian drill team fundraiser and show featuring food, raffles, western drills and equitation, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, Peppertree Lane and Hierba Road, Agua Dulce (look for signs). Free. Info: (661) 268-0324 or

Underwater carving contest
Pumpkin carvers in SCUBA gear will create masterpieces underwater, while spectators watch live video, 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Point Parkway, Santa Clarita. Games, refreshments, and awards. Free. Info: (661) 250-3766 or

2009 Haunted Jailhouse
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station hosts the Annual Haunted Jailhouse, decorated by the SCV Boys and Girls Club, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, Sheriff's Station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Safe, fun and adventurous outing for the whole family, costume judging, department displays, and game booths. Info: (661) 255-1121, ext. 5159 or

Healthy Woman's Day screenings
Free health screenings from Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for uninsured or underinsured SCV women, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, Boys & Girls Club, Sierra Vista Junior High, Canyon country. Screenings include breast exam, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart risk assessment. Sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. Appointments are recommended; walk ins accepted. Info: (661) 257-2339.

Labor of Love Saturday class
Intensive course for expectant parents to learn more about their upcoming birthing experience and what to expact when the baby gets home, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Henry Mayo, Human Resources Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $150 per couple; wear comfortable shoes, bring pillows and bottled water. Info: (661) 253-8607.

Heritage Haunt pumpkin festival
Family friendly events including carving contests, Heritage Haunt backstage tour, Halloween makeup seminar, haunted hay ride, music, and demos from American Paranormal Research Association, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info:

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, are you new to SCV or in an ew place in life? Join group for coffee, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 24251 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Find out about upcoming luncheons, activities, and trips. Info: (661) 299-1834 or

Lance Miller  champion speaker
Special Toastmaster meeting with Lance Miller, the 2005 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Specialty Lab, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 263-6066.

SCV Off the Grid meeting
Monthly meeting for group founded to promote solar, wind, and watershed technologies in the SCV, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. RSVP for location directions. Info: (661) 259-3704.

‘Beauty Mark' film and panel
Film and panel discussion on body image and disordered eating, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, Featured speakers include filmmaker Diane israel, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund, eating disorder therapist Michele Tamarkin, and sports dietitian Sheri Barke. Free. Early seating recommended. Info: (661) 362-3244.

Private Fright Fest at Six Flags
Limited tickets for a private Fright Fest include parking, park entrance, Fright Fest mazes, dinner, and dessert, 6 - 11 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, Six Flags Magic Mountain. $75 per ticket; portion of sales to benefit Boys & Girls Club of SCV. Info: (661) 254-3063 or and enter 4kids promo code in upper right of website.

Inaugural Monster Dash run/walk
Charitable event with race proceeds benefitting City of Hope, Saturday, Oct. 31, Lombardi Ranch, Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Participants encouraged to dress in costume. Petting zoo, wagon rides, face painting to follow race. Info: (661) 313-1366 or

Premier Halloween tea
The Tea Gardens & Party Wishes premier Halloween tea features special sandwiches, scones, cookies, petit fours, and choice of tea, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, The Tea Gardens, 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. $35 per person. Info: (661) 255-9832.

Bella Vita ballroom dancing
Ballroom socials at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 (Halloween costume ball),, Hyatt Valencia, Town Center, Valencia. $25. Learn salsa, cha cha, swing, hustle, waltz, foxtrot. Info: (805) 405-1815.

Maggie Anton at Temple Beth Ami Author Maggie Anton, who wrote the trilogy "Rashi's Daughters," will speak at 11 a.m, Sunday, Nov. 1, Temple Beth Ami, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-2962 or

Caribbean steel drum demo
Percussionists Abby and Dan Savell introduces the steel drums in musical program at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. See pan drums, learn about their history, and listen to Caribbean music. Free. Info: (661) 259-8942.

SC Stars golf tournament
Santa Clarita STARS Junior National Dance Team will hold its sixth annual fundraising golf tournament at 8 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, Valencia. Longest drive, closest to the pin, putting and chipping contests, tee prizes, awards banquet to follow. Info: (661) 799-9448.

SHS Fantastique Boutique
Holiday boutique with gifts from local artists and craftspeople, as well as food, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, Saugus High School. Proceeds support the SHS PTSA Scholarship Fund. 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus.

SCV Quilt Guild quilt show
"If These Quilts Could Talk" - displays, door prizes, and gift boutique, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Alemany High School, 11111 N. Alemany Dr., M ission Hills. $6 or $5 with a non-perishable food item to be donated to the SCV Food Pantry. Info: (661) 297-2401.

Sunset in the Vineyard
Wine tasting to benefit Assistance League, 3 - 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, Compa Vineyard, Newhall. Wine tasting, meet the growers and makers, hors d' ouevres, and entertainment. Info: (661) 254-4126 or

Special Olympics softball tourney
3rd Annual Charity Softball Tournament benefitting Special Olympics Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley, 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. Tournament is for B and C level, co-ed and men's teams. To be a co-ed team, must have a minimum of four females. All players must b e 16+ with parent consent. Info: (661) 253-2121 or

‘Decadence' to benefit Hoefflin
A festival for the senses, featuring wine, chocolate, champagne and cheese, proceeds will benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Saturday, Nov. 21, The Patios at Westfield Town Center, Valencia. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple. Info: (661) 250-4100 or

60 minutes with an artist
Santa Clarita Artists Association presents contemporary sculptor Scott Bruckner for lecture and Q & A, 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info:

Project Return peer support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m.Wednesdays and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

SC Amateur Radio Club at City Hall
The Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club welcomes amateurs and non-HAMs at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Club members volunteer for L.A. County Disaster Communications Services, DCS, and the city emergency radio services. Info:,

Beginner salsa lessons
Free dance lessons through Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. No partner needed. Tips encouraged. Info: (661) 618-1105.

Vietnam era veterans
"Lost Patrol" serves Vietnam era veterans and their families in Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys. Join us on the third Sunday of each month at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 27510 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, at 11 a.m. Info: (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

Special education services in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) serves Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart Union High School District to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities from birth to age 22. Info: (661) 294-5398.

Food Pantry seeks volunteer drivers
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry needs volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from local markets on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Info: (661) 255-9078.

Hospice care volunteers sought
Provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Our volunteers become part of the hospice care team by making home visits, lending a listening ear, offering caregiver relief, and assisting with errands, as well as bereavement support. Training provided. Info: (818) 895-8000.

‘Cruise-in' to be held on Saturdays
Santa Clarita's "Cruise-in" 6 a.m. every Saturday. All vehicles and models welcomed, free event. Racer's Edge Indoor Karting, 26445 Ruether Ave., Santa Clarita. Info:

Orchestron meets Thursdays
Happy Times Orchestron meets 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays at The Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Bring your instrument, all instruments and skill levels welcome. Info: (661) 298-9553.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 713-8634.

Help for your aching back
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has the information you need-
Henry Mayo's free Spine Education classes are held the second Wednesday of every month, from 5- 6 p.m. in the Outpatient Therapy Services/Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway, Suite 310. RSVPs are encouraged as space is limited. Optional educational material is available for $5. All ages are welcome. To RSVP, call (661) 253-8959.

Dog rescue seeks volunteers
The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at their ranch. Duties can include cleaning kennels, walking or playing with dogs, grooming and bathing, repairs, and office work or grant writing, as well as assisting at fundraising and adoption events or baking for bake sales. Info: (661) 803-2909 or

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 5 -7 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

CLWA Landscape Education series
Learn how to conserve water while you beautify your landscape with free monthly workshops held at Rio Vista Treatment Plant & Conservatory Garden, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road (next to Central Park), Saugus. Info: (661) 513-1230.

Saturday, Sept. 19 Pest Diagnosis: Plant Diseases and Insects

Saturday, Oct. 17 Trees for SCV

Saturday, Nov. 21 - Soils and Fertilizers

Parents with addicts group
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday night at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room #1 on the second floor. Adults only. Info: (661) 296-1939.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:

Sept. 19-20

Oct. 17-18

Nov. 14-15

Dec. 12-13

Learn proper shooting techniques and more at this family-friendly event. The Wes Thompson Piru Rifle Range is located at 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040. Info:

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 -9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Annual dues are $25.

Nov. 12 - Guest speaker Alicia about batting

Dec. 10 - Guild holiday party

Tesoro walk club meets twice weekly
The Tesoro walk club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Men of Harmony meet in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the community room of the Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street. Info: (661) 259-6109,

Narcotics Anonymous
If you believe you have a drug problem Santa Clarita Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Info: (661) 299-5599 for referral.

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Assistance League meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Assistance League operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main Street in Newhall. Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: (661) 255-1991.

Antique and collectors fair
Antique and collectors fair will be held on the last Sunday of every month, starting at 8 a.m. at COC, Parking Lot 8.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road, #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Info: (661) 251-5144.

Duplicate bridge game in Castaic
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall. Info: (661) 803-2266.

Rancho Camulos Museum
Docent-led public and group tours are offered by appointment year-round. Suggested donation, $5/adults, $3/children and students. Info: (805) 521-1501,

Vasquez Rocks programs
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a variety of events at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce.

Birds of Prey Presentation - The first Sunday of every month, at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.

Ranger Guided Hikes - The second, third and fourth Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.

Beginners' Hike - Easy hike through the park, approximately one hour. Meet at the park office. Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Info: (661) 268-0840.

Wildlife Way-station orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Info: (818) 899-5201,

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. Info:

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. Info: (661) 259-6437,

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center kicks off its annual Volunteer-Naturalist Training program Jan. 13. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 27 with a graduation dinner planned for March 28. 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 252-6197.

Come sing the oldies
Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-3321.

Pride in the Lake
Staff and volunteers remove litter and landscape different areas of Castaic Lake from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Bring gloves and equipment. Info: (661) 257-5034.

Antique Auto Club meets in Saugus
The SCV antique auto club will meet at 7:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. Info:, (661) 259-3570.

Overeaters Anonymous

Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road., Valencia.

Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.

Thursday 7 p.m. "The Cocoon," 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.

Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall.

Saturday 9.30 a.m., "The Cocoon" 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.

Info: (661) 252-3762.

Bereavement group to meet
Bereavement groups meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. Info: (818) 895-8000.

SCV songwriter circle meeting
Musician networking and song sharing circle meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Peet's Coffee and Tea House, 27047 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Info:


weSPARK cancer support
n In-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 11 a.m.
n  Children Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore and Sharon Earle, begins at 4 p.m.
n  Post-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 6 p.m.
n  Restorative Yoga class, facilitated by Melisa Morgan, starts at 7:30 p.m.
n Integrative Yoga class, facilitated by Susie Jacobson, starts at 9:30 a.m.
n  Metastatc Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, takes place at 11 a.m.
n  Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, meets at 6 p.m.
n  Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, starts at 11 a.m.
n  Grief Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, starts at 6 p.m.
n  Gentle Yoga class starts at 10 a.m.
All meetings take place at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507. Info: (661) 288-2322.

Hospice volunteers needed
Procare Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Training classes beginning soon. Info: (818) 895-8000.

Sports Club meets first Tuesdays
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callender's on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia at 7 p.m. A brief meeting is followed by a social hour. The club is open to anyone 21 or older. Activities include snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wake boarding, bicycling, air chairing, bowling, theater outings and more. Info: (661) 255 8873 or

MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) of Stevenson Ranch is a nonprofit organization open to all mothers living in Stevenson Ranch. The group offers weekly playgroups and monthly activities including mom's night out, field trips, coffee talks and park dates. Info:

MOMS Club of Saugus
The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms to its open house from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18 near the playground at Central Park. Info:,

Men's health at SDFHC
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. reminds the community that it offers targeted health care services for men, including diabetes treatment, preventative health care treatment for heart disease and stroke, and counseling/support for smoking cessation. SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley - Canyon Country Health Center (661) 424-1220, Val Verde Health Center (661) 257-4008, and Newhall Health Center (661) 291-1777 - as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services - physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning - to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered.

ACA meeting
The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets Fridays noon-1 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 607-2114.

DRA meeting
Duel Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step group for people who recognize they have mental health as well as substance abuse issues, meets Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 406-2003.

AARP Driver kee for update 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.

Book Club monthly meeting
The Egg Plantation will host this month's Newhall Book Club meeting 4-5 p.m., Monday, April 27 at 24415 Walnut St., Newhall. April's selection is Zora Neale Hurston's American classic, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." This free program is open to all adult readers, 18 and over. Info: (661) 259-0750 or

SCV Off the Grid meets at Saturn
SCV Off the Grid monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Discussions to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV. One goal is to convert whole neighborhoods by getting HOAs to buy bulk and keep cost down for families that want to retrofit their homes. Saturn of Santa Clarita second floor meeting room, 23645 Creekside, Valencia. Info, RSVP to Steve Kassel (661) 259-3704.


Farmer's Market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. Info: (805) 529-6266,

‘Toastmaster' public speaking group
The "Specialty Toastmaster Club" meets every other Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Specialty Labs' Theater at 27027 Tourney Road. Meetings are for people who want to learn, practice and improve public speaking skills. Info: (661) 210-2435.

Sports Club meeting
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info:, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.




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