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Posted: November 10, 2009 9:44 p.m.
Updated: November 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch


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. 3:30 p.m. boutique, 5:30 p.m. dinner & fashion show, Hyatt Valencia, Valencia Town Center. Info: (661) 252-3232.

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

Dec. 6

Pamper yourself before the holiday rush begins and benefit the Children's Hunger Fund. $75 includes massage, skin care tips and products, make-over touch up and tips, glamour photo, refreshments, giveaways and more. Reservations required. Space is limited. Contact Sue Saffir (661) 254-9392.

Upcoming Events

San Fernando High 50th reunion

Saracens class of 1960 are having a "Big 50" year reunion. Info: (818) 783-0393 or (661) 904-9507.

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

Assistance League holiday shopping

Take Two Resale Shop features holiday items and decorations for sale, as well as high-quality resale merchandise. Proceeds benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell, which provides low-income families with clothes and supplies. Info: or (661) 255-1991.

Operation Thank Our Troops

Community wide donation drive through Dec. 5 to collect items for holiday care packages and money for shipping to U.S. troops serving overseas. Donation barrels located at Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs, and Pavillions. Wish list items include personal toiletries, non-perishable snack foods, CDs, DVDs, and calling cards. Also needed are beanie babies for Afghan & Iraqi children and winter scarves for the troops. Help fill the packages from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Info: or (661) 799-8865.

Teen Moms support group

Supportive, non-judgmental environment for learning, growing, and encouragement, teaching and discussion groups, SCV Pregnancy Center. Teen moms and their babies welcome. Info: (661) 255-0082.

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. Bring donations to the Rancho Pico Library between 3 - 4 p.m. on school days, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch.

Senior Center lectures/clinics

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. 11 - Registered dietitian Lori Robinson will provide free glucose testing, 11 a.m. - noon, Day Care 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

Thursday, Nov. 12 - Resume Review, 9 - 11 a.m. (appointment only)

Monday, Nov. 16 - Basic Computer Skills, 10 - 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.

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.

SCV Computer Club meeting

Holiday gifts for technology buffs and Adobe Lightroom demo at 6 p.m., Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.

Info: (661) 252-8852 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. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Transportation available upon request. Info: (661) 255-3100.

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, 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

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 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 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

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.

‘Turandot' shown at Edwards

Santa Clarita Explorers, an Internet-based social group, will host the screening of ‘Turandot,' 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, Valencia Edwards Theater, Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 245-3554.


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