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Posted: October 24, 2009 7:34 p.m.
Updated: October 24, 2009 7:23 p.m.

Dates to Watch

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

‘Beauty Mark' film and panel discussion on body image and disordered eating, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. 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.

Oct. 29
Limited tickets for a private Fright Fest include parking, park entrance, Fright Fest mazes, dinner, and dessert, 6 - 11 p.m., 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 Web site.

Nov. 6
The 25th annual Zonta Club of SCV Tribute Dinner. This year's event honors Alan Barbakow, DDS. Tickets $100 in advance, $125 at the door. Cocktail attire. Event features auction, entertainment, dancing and fundraising to benefit philanthropic programs of the Zonta Club of SCV. Held at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills. Info: (661) 252-9351.

Nov. 8

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

Nov. 10
Operation DVD, a drive to accumulate used DVDs from students and the community to send to overseas troops, culminates with local veterans speaking at Rio Norte Junior High, 10 a.m. - noon, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Canyon Country. Info:

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

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.

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.

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 Newhall Memorial Hospital 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

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:
Monday, Oct. 26 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 - "Anchors Aweigh" Wellness Wednesday, NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100.
Thursday, Oct. 29 - "Anchors Aweigh" cardio kickboxing class, 9:30 a.m., Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Audiologist Nola Aaronson of Audiology Associates will speak on "Are You Having Trouble Understanding?"
Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital physician Dr. Ronald Schwartz will speak on influenza and colds.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Primerica Financial Services Regional Vice President Thomas Reilly will discuss "Long Term Care Insurance"
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Mobile Solutions from Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Registered dietitian Lori Robinson will provide free glucose testing, 11 a.m. - noon, Day Care office.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Hearing clinic by Audiology Services of Newhall, 11 a.m. - noon, Respite office.
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
Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Unisea recruitment, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22 - Interviewing skills, 9 a.m. - noon
Monday, Oct. 26 - Practice interviewing, 9 - 11 a.m. (by appointment only).
Thursday, Oct. 29 - Resume building, 9 - 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.

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

"Hair" at COC
Performing Arts College of the Canyons theatre and music departments present "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," 2 p.m., Oct. 25, PAC Main Stage, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students with ID. Info: (661) 362-5304 or

LA Kids Consignment
Gently used children's items including clothing, toys, books, and furniture at a fraction of the retail price, Sunday, Oct. 25, in special partnership with MEND Poverty. Info: (661) 263-1220 or

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. 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

Music Student Service League
Reception and recital, 2 p.m., Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661)

Women Activating Change speaker
Judge Graciela Freixes, the first female Cuban-American judge west of Miami appointed to the Superior Court of California will speak on her background and journey from Havana, 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Residence Inn, 25320 The Old Road, Valencia. $20 including dinner. Info: (661) 259-1861.

Joint replacement seminar offers info
Free community seminar featuring a team of orthopedic surgeons who will discuss subjects ranging from treating arthritis to the latest surgical techniques, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hope Conference Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Registration required. Info: (818) 847-4535 or

Newcomers and Friends meeting
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.

Spooktacular kids night out
Halloween-themed games, obstacle courses, trampoline play and run of the gym, with a special Halloween goodbye treat, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, Gymnastics Unlimited, 28373 Constellation Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 257-2496 or

New Life Harvest Party
Games, candy, food, and door prizes, 6 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Free. Info: 661) 251-2770 or

Free ice cream at local McDonalds
Trick or treaters who visit McDonald's in the Golden Valley Ranch shopping mall dressed in their Halloween costume will receive a free ice cream cone, Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, 19401 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita.

Bella Vita ballroom dancing
Ballroom social 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 Dane 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.

Project Lifesaver fundraiser
SCV Senior Center and Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network will host fundraiser to expand Project Lifesaver safety program, 4:30 - 10: 30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, Bucca Di Beppo, 26940 Theatre Drive, Valencia. Twenty percent of each check will be donated to Project Lifesaver. Info: (661) 297-4205.

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.

Wild West Roses Rose Show
Hundreds of specimens on display, 12:30 - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 296-5033 or

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., Mission Hills. $6 or $5 with a non-perishable food item to be donated to the SCV Food Pantry. Info: (661) 297-2401.

Special Olympics softball tourney
Third 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

So They Think They Can Dance
Saugus High School Dance Team dance clinic for boys and girls grades K-12, 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Saugus High School Gym, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. $25 before Nov. 7, $30 after, includes T-shirt, pizza, drinks, dancing, and games. Funds generated from the clinic will support the team's competition costs. Info: (661) 296-2721 or

Nazarene Church holiday boutique
Jewelry, cosmetics, blankets, candles, collectibles, baked goods and more, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 23857 The Old Road, south of Calgrove. Info: (661) 259-5272.

SCAA Meeting with Marty Katon
Wildlife artist Marty Katon will demonstrate his technique and exhibit his work during the Santa Clarita Artists' Association meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, Westfield Town Center Community Room, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. Non-members welcome. Info: (661) 259-5479 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

Astronomical Society meeting
Monthly membership and speaker meeting with Dr. Josh Simon, whose presentation is entitled "A Hitchhikers Guide To a Nearby Universe," 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, Mesa Union School Multi-purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Free. Info: (805) 520-9666.

Festival of Trees three day event
Festival of Trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the SCV will be held in the SCV. Friday-Sunday Nov. 20-22. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $3 and $5. The Magic of the Lights Gala will be held 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $75. To volunteer e-mail or call (661) 254-3063,

Blessed Kateri open house
Docent-led tours, Indian games and jewelry making, fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and 1 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Parish, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 713-6716 or

Artists' Association presents sculptor
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:



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