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Posted: October 27, 2009 5:50 p.m.
Updated: October 28, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch
‘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:

Nov. 20-22
Festival of the Trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the SCV will be held in the SCV. 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,

Upcoming Events
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 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 active 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:
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.
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.
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. 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.

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

Spook trail runs & haunted hay rides
Tractor-pulled hayrides through the ‘haunted forest,' cocoa and snacks at the end of 15-minute ride at Lake Piru, through Oct. 31, 7 - 9:30 p.m., $5. Info: (805) 521-1500, ext. 203.

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 in a safe Halloween environment for the whole family, 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
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, coed and men's teams. To be a coed team, must have a minimum of four females. All players must be 16+ with parent consent. Info: (661) 253-2121 or

Aquatic Swim Awareness
Fall fundraiser and swim meet where students compete for the gold and guests can bid on silent auction baskets, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 702-8585.

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 Mary 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

Third Thursday art walk
Wine-tasting and hors d' oeuvres during self-guided tour of shops and galleries in Old Town Newhall, 5 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, starts at El Trocadero Mesquite Steakhouse, 24264 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-5479.

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.

‘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

Rescues on the Runway
Boutique, dinner, and fashion show to benefit homeless pets, Sunday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. boutique, 5:30 p.m. dinner & fashion show, Hyatt Valencia, Valencia Town Center. Info: (661) 252-3232.

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

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:

Humor Helps shelter benefit
Comedian Jim Breuer from "Saturday Night Live" headlines Humor Helps benefitting The Santa Clarita Shelter, 3 p.m. show, 2 p.m. silent auction, Sunday, Nov. 22, Christ Lutheran Church, 25815 Tournament Road, Valencia. $20 - material is suitable for the whole family. Info: (661) 607-5418. or

Jaycees Santa's Helpers event
11th Annual event assists 200 local families by providing them with toys for the holiday season, 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Toy donation boxes are located throughout town. Info: (661) 661-816-7688 or

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.



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