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Posted: October 13, 2009 10:49 p.m.
Updated: October 14, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Dates to watch

Oct. 15-16
William S. Hart High School will present the Fall Concert in Hart High Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall, 7 p.m., Oct. 15 and 16. Features Sound Vibrations, Hartbreakers, Hart and Soul, and Sweethearts, in addition to solo and group acts with Broadway song and dance numbers.Tickets: $7 students/seniors, $10 general, $15 premium, at the door.

Oct. 17
Recycle your used motor oil and filters at collection event and receive a free oil container (while supplies last), 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (888) CLEAN LA or

Hart Choir Kids Clinic for children K-8th will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Cost: $25 which includes clinic instruction and a Hart Choir T-shirt. Walk-ins welcome. Bring a snack and a drink. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Info: E-mail Gail Hart at:

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

Nightmares of Newhall. Halloween fun for the whole family, including a 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. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

Oct. 24
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival free family event includes 200 free pumpkins to be carved for the largest pumpkin carving contest in the City of Santa Clarita. 11 a.m.-3p.m. Nine free shows, music, entertainment and a haunted hayride. Creatures of the Night Halloween Bug Show, Paul Thompson Make Up show, backstage tours of the Heritage Haunt, The American Paranormal Research Association (APRA, roaming Heritage Haunt characters. SCV Historical Society, adjacent to Hart Park, 24107 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

Upcoming Events

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.

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. 18 - Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.
Monday, Oct. 19 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
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
Thursday, Oct. 14 -
Resume building, 9 - 11 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 - Resume review (by appointment only).
Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Networking job club, 9 - 11 a.m. and CalJOBS/Internet job search, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Unisea recruitment, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

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 Newhall Memorial Hospital, ACC Building, Suite 310, 25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Reservations required. Info: (661) 253-8959.

Senior center monthly 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 Grille, 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 Newhall Memorial Hospital, 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 Newhall Memorial Hospital, 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.

Astronomical Society meeting Monthly membership meeting, with speaker Dr. Robert Picconi, teacher at Osher Institute at California State University at Channel Islands, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, Vista School, 2175 Wisteria St., Simi Valley. Info: (805) 520-9666.

"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.

Golden Oak computer classes
Hands-on classes with preventive tips to help your hard drive last longer - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Oct. 17 - "Preventative Maintenance," and Oct. 24 - "Security." Golden Oak Adult School, 23201 Dalbey Avenue, Valencia. $20. Info: (661) 253-0583 or

Pink bubble bath at Lyons Car Wash
Lyons Car Wash will donate $5 from every $11 Pink Bubble Bath special car wash to Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., 23720 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-9197.

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.

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.

Breakfast with the Gibbons in Saugus
Guided tour, Q & A session, vegan breakfast at The Gibbons Conservation Center, where you'll be serenaded by the gibbons' haunting territorial calls, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, 19100 Esguerra Road, Saugus. $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.

Bunko or Bust fundraiser
A night of Bunko and appetizers to benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. $30 includes two cocktails and appetizers. Info: (661) 200-1201.

Republican women meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Woman Federated meets at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Golden Spoon pink yogurt day
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Golden Spoon will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 24921 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Must bring flyer. Info: (661) 200-1201 or

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:


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