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Posted: October 17, 2009 8:31 p.m.
Updated: October 18, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch

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 Ave., Newhall. $30 at door. Info: or (661) 244-7689.

Oct. 22
Balance Point Spa Goddess Night, In conjunction with Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, 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.

Oct. 23
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will host the "Friends Cabaret" benefit at the Hyatt Valencia. Tickets are $30 and you'll be treated to nibbles and music, courtesy of Chorale members and friends in an intimate setting. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. with cash bar. For ticket information, call (661) 254-8886 or e-mail

Oct. 24
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival free family event includes 200 free pumpkins to be carved,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

Hollywood and Broadway: An Exclusive Evening with The Brat Pack, featuring theater performances and musical interpretations of favorite Rat Pack hits, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 24266 Main St., Old Town Newhall. Silent auction, food from RSVP Catering, and a cash bar. Evening raises funds for the Repertory East Theater's Annual Fund. $25. Info: (661) 288-0000 or

Oct. 25
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. Info: (661) 255-1121, ext. 5159 or

Upcoming Events

My Favorite Place art contest for kids
Fastframe Valencia is hosting its first annual art contest for kids ages 6 - 10 based on the theme "My Favorite Place," accepting artwork through Nov.14 at 24204 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 291-1325.

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.

Halloween items at Take Two
Costumes, hats, shoes, and accessories available for Halloween ghosts and goblins at Take Two Resale Shop, 24364 Main Street, Newhall. Proceeds benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for SCV children in need. Info: (661) 255-1991 or

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

Vendors needed for boutique
Handcrafted, homemade items needed for Women of Peace Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Old Orchard Clubhouse, 23919 Avenida Entrana, Valencia. Info: (661) 297-0698.

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

Arts and crafts vendors needed
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Home Tour League is looking for artists and crafters to participate in holiday boutique at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8051.

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.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Cooking Club will make terror-yaki chicken wings, 6 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Friday, Oct. 23 - Hang Loose Night at Heritage Haunt, 7 p.m., Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall.
Saturday, Oct. 24 - "Snowflakes & Service," volunteer opportunity for Make-A-Difference Day, call office for details.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

WorkSource workshops
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.
Thursday, Oct. 22 - Interviewing skills, 9 a.m. - noon
All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

"Hair" at COC
Performing Arts College of the Canyons' theatrer and music department presents: "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," 8 p.m., Oct. 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

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

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

Bunko or Bust fundraiser
A night of Bunko and appetizers to benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Monday, 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 Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Golden Spoon pink yogurt day
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:

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.

Democratic Alliance for Action
Candidate forum and regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 309-4322.

Adoption support and info meeting
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

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., 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

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

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. 24 - "Security." Golden Oak Adult School, 23201 Dalbey Avenue, Valencia. $20. Info: (661) 253-0583 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. Mammogram available on site if warranted. Sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. Appointments are recommended; walk ins accepted. Info: (661) 257-2339.

Newcomers and Friends meet
Ladies, are you new to SCV or in an new 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 in SCV
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.


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