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Posted: November 14, 2009 7:21 p.m.
Updated: November 15, 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" runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Tickets are $90. Info: (661) 253-8051.

Holiday wine tasting at Tournament Player's Club in Valencia. Sample more than 100 wines from all over the world, 1-5 p.m. Great food and live music. Valencia Wine Co. hosts event. Info: (661) 254-9300 or

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

Upcoming Events

Cell phones for soldiers drive

Hart High School cheerleaders will collect old cell phones for soldiers, which are recycled 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. 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. Info: or (661) 255-1991.

Operation Thank Our Troops

Community w ide 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.

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.

Big O Tires drive for SCV Pantry

Bring any canned good or personal care item to Big O Tires through Nov. 22 and receive a standard oil change for $12.95 or 10 percent off any regularly priced service of $50 or more. Donations benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. 23510 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 259-7498.

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:
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics

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. 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

Monday, Nov. 16 - Basic Computer Skills, 10 - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17 - Networking Job Club and Cal/JOBS/Internet Job Search, 9 - 11 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19 - Interviewing Skills, 9 a.m. - noon

Monday, Nov. 23 - Resume Review and Interviewing Coaching, 9 - 11 a.m. (by appointment only)

Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Enterprise Zone Orientation, 10 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.

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.

Sierra Pelona rock club

Monthly meeting for those interested in mineralogy, lapidary, and geology, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Bring your rocks. Info:

‘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.

Pancreatic cancer fundraiser
Bake sale, beauty basket raffles, spa treatments and more to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research, 5 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, Capelli Salon, Main St., Old Town Newhall. Info:

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 St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-5479.

Creativity Plus gift boutique

Handmade gifts and home decor by local artists, 4 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 19601 Chadway St., Canyon country. Info: (661) 251-7437.

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.


Zamora sporting clays shoot

Sixth annual Jacob Anthony Zamora Sporting Clays Memorial Shoot to benefit Newhall CHP Explorer Program includes special appearance by Olympic medalist Kim Rhode and raffle, 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. event, Saturday, Nov. 21, Oaktree Gun Club, 23121 N. Coltrane Ave., Newhall. Free to non-shooters, $30-$60 for competitors, including T-shirt and lunch. (661) 212-3465 or

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

Holiday gift bonanza

Agua Dulce Women's Club hosts their annual holiday gift bonanza with more than 35 vendors from all over Los Angeles, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Free entrance, hourly raffles, free personal shoppers, low-cost gift wrapping, food, drink, and bake sale. Info: (661) 268-0371 or

Unitarian used book sale

Used books, CDs, DVDs, new books and CDs, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Appearances by author Rev. Ricky Hoyt and songwriter Trish Lester from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Info: (661) 254-7866 or

Mac computers user meeting

Question and answer session followed by a demonstration of Snow Leopard, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, Valencia Mac, 23333 Cinema Drive, Suite 100, Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 250-4249 or (661) 252-7280.

Free admission with bag of groceries

Earn free admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when you bring a full bag of non-perishable food items to the theme park. All donated food will be given to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.



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