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Posted: November 7, 2009 8:39 p.m.
Updated: November 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Dates To Watch
Wine tasting to benefit Assistance League, 3 - 6 p.m., today, Compa Vineyard, Newhall. Wine tasting, meet the growers and makers, hors d' ouevres, and entertainment. Info: (661) 254-4126 or

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. 15

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild's 25th Annual Fall Fashion Show, Luncheon and Boutique. "Sunday at the Moulin Rouge"10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Tickets are $90. Info: (661) 253-8051.

Nov. 20-22
Festival of the Trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the SCV will be held at 21119 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. 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,

Nov. 21
‘Decadence' 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, The Patios at Westfield Town Center, Valencia. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple. Info: (661) 250-4100 or

Nov. 22

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:

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

Upcoming Events
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Hart High School cheerleaders will collect old cell phones for soldiers, which are recycled with funds used to purchase prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops serving overseas, throughout the month of December. Phones can be dropped off at the Hart High administration office at 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall, or at KHTS AM Radio Station at 27225 Camp Plenty Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 254-7231 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.

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.

BFF holiday fundraiser boutique
Betty Ferguson Foundation hosts its annual holiday fundraiser boutique in new location, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 25510 West Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia. Vendors needed. Info: (661) 702-8712.

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.

Senior Center cinema
Senior Center Cinema presents "A River Runs Through It," starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Donation $1. Wheelchair friendly. Free prizes and parking. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Presentation on cancer at COC
‘New Hope in the 40-year Fight Against Cancer,' a scholarly presentation by Kelly Cude, Ph.D., on the research and advances made on the disease, reception 6 p.m., presentation 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, free, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 N. Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.

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 be 16+ with parent consent. Info: (661) 253-2121 or

Alzheimer's Assoc. seminar in Newhall
Learn the facts about memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease at an open seminar hosted by Linda Alexander-Lieblang from the Alzheimer's Association. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Pacifica Senior Living recreation room, 24305 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP by Nov. 10. Seating is limited. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Transportation available upon request. Info: (661) 255-3100.

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

AARP Driver Safety program
Refresher class; students are eligible after completion of 8-hour AARP class within the past four years, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. $12 AARP members/$14 non-members. Info: (661) 259-9444.

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.

Family portrait fundraiser
Professional family portraits taken outside will raise funds for Highlands Elementary School PFO, 8 - 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, McBean Parkway & Fairway Ave., Valencia. $30 sitting fee. Info: or (661) 265-5563.

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

Republican women's meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, IHOP, 24747 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.



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