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Posted: January 26, 2010 11:08 p.m.
Updated: January 27, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch


Life of Henry Mayo Newhall slide presentation by Tony Newhall, who will talk about his great-great-grandfather, who came west in the Gold Rush, founded an auction business, built a railroad, and founded the town of Newhall, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. Info: (661) 253-3344.

Roast for Jay Thomas of Six Flags Magic Mountain, emceed by Bob Kellar, proceeds to benefit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Santa Clarita Lodge No. 2379, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 257-2339, ext. 308.
Optimist Casino night offers casino games, appetizers, entertainment for $30 donation per person, 5 - 10 p.m., American Legion Hall, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. Info: (661) 251-8695 or

New Year, New You - Free Zonta workshop on goal setting points out the obstacles to success and shows women how to overcome them, free, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Canyon Country Library Community Room, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 252-9351 or

Eagle Project Haiti Shoe Drive, organized by Andrew Nielson of Troop 582, is seeking donations of gently used or new shoes for victims of the Haiti earthquake, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 19513 Drycliff Street, Canyon Country. Pickup can also be arranged. Info: (661) 607-8148.

Jan. 31
Free E-Waste recycling - bring your unused, outdated or broken electronics for environmentally safe recycling that will also raise money for SCV Senior Center refurbishment, organized by GRANDS, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 299-1561.

Upcoming Events
Saugus Speedway coat drive

Donate a clean, gently used or new coat at the donation box available every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday January 1 - 31 at the shopper entrance gate to receive free Sunday admission; vendors receive $5 off selling space with each donation, Saugus Speedway and Swap Meet, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Donations will be distributed to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Shelter. Info: (661) 259-3886 or

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:
Wednesday, Jan. 27 - "Anchors Aweigh" Volunteer Opportunity, Mailing Project; 9-11:30 a.m., LMS Office 28304 Constellation Road.
Wednesday, Jan. 27 - "Anchors Aweigh" Wellness Wednesday New Year's Goals; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; NLACRC; 28470 Ave. Stanford, Suite 100.
Thursday, Jan. 28 - "Anchors Aweigh" Cardio Kickboxing Class; 9:30-10 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
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, Jan. 27 - Doctor's Open forum with Dr. Amy Goff of Providence Health & Services.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Stroke Prevention with Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital health care professionals.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Thursday, Feb. 4 - Foot clinic with podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes, free foot exams, 11 a.m. - noon.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

WorkSource workshops
Thursday, Jan. 28 - Interviewing Skills, 9 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.

Community Hiking Club
Wednesday, Jan. 27
- Free Snowshoeing 101 Class, 7 p.m., REI Northridge
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Slide Mountain, moderate to intense 10-12 mile hike, 8:15 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31 - Condor Micro-Trash Clean Up, Bear Divide, 9 a.m. - noon.
Rain or fire may cancel hikes. Bring water and snacks/lunch, wear hiking shoes.
Info: or

McTeacher's Night fundraiser
In an effort to raise money for programs and equipment, teachers from Golden Oak Elementary School will take orders and serve dinner to students, parents, and supporters, 20 percent of lobby sales during the period will benefit the school. 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.27, McDonald's, 19401 Golden Valley Road, Canyon Country. Info: (818) 640-1801.

Angels of Hope monthly meeting
Circle of Hope's monthly meetings are open to the public, every fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., starting Jan. 27, 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

Hart Park Walk Club
"Walking for Health," under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, Laurie Bevington, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15 - 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays starting Jan. 27, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Joint meeting for Zonta/Soroptomist
Celebrate the joint Zonta/Soroptomist meeting, guest speaker Judge Freixes, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, Valencia Hills Clubhouse, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-5931 or

Democratic Alliance for Action
Presentation by Harrison Katz on his SCV City Council candidacy and Robin Gilbert from The California Fair Elections Campaign on the financial influence of lobbyists, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 296-0298.

Legacy Drama rummage sale
All proceeds to be used for upcoming production of "Disney's Jungle Book," 7 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Jan. 30, 27680 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 257-7377.

Heads Up Therapy garage sale
Furniture, appliances, saddles, halters, housewares and more, all funds raised will be donated to Heads Up Therapy on Horseback, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, 15842 Iron Canyon Road (corner of Sand & Iron Canyons), Canyon Country. Item or cash donations gratefully accepted. Info: (661) 312-6184.

Eagle Scout project car wash
Cole Helm's Boy Scout Eagle Project car wash to raise funds to send care packages to troops serving overseas in Afghanistan will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at 27405 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

Free Astronomy Program
Newhall Library presents "Watch for Falling Rocks: Comet and Asteroid Collisions with the Earth" with science educator Richard Wade, free, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, Newhall Library, 22704 West 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750.

Zonta Women in Service celebration
Local nonprofits have until Feb. 1 to submit their nominations for the 2010 Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV, all nominees will be guests of Zonta at the event, Saturday, March 20, Robinson Ranch Clubhouse, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. $35. Fill out registration form at Info: (661) 252-8424.

Hart Parent Organization
Welcome luncheon for incoming eighth-grade parents, meet and hear from Hart and Placerita principals and current Hart parents, noon, Thursday, Feb. 4, Hart High Auditorium Foyer, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info:

Showdown Evening of Entertainment
Friends, fun, music, food, raffles, and more to raise funds for the nonprofit Showdown Stage Co., which creates theater programs for local children, $35, 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 478-8739 or

Tesoro Adobe art exhibit & party
Art exhibit, appetizers, collectibles from the 1930s, desert plants throughout the property, and face painting for children, free, noon - 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, Tesoro Adobe Historical Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia. Info: (661) 259-5479.

One-day Reiki training class
Learn to heal yourself. Learn to heal others. Be open to receive, better understand, and utilize your own gifts and inner guidance. A Level 1 Reiki training class will be held 3 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Info: Joan Darlene (805) 338-7040.

Sheila R. Veloz Mammo Mondays
Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is dedicating three mondays in February, Women's Health Month, to take the time to get mammograms - Feb. 8 is open or health care professionals, Monday, Feb. 15 is open for educators, school staff, and members of their families, and Monday, Feb. 22 is open for Santa Clarita Valley business women. Appointments available 7:45 - 8 p.m.; special cash pricing for uninsured patients. Info: (661) 253-8822.

Income Tax Helpfor Seniors
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to help seniors complete and file their income taxes, free, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 9 through April 14, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Participants need to bring a picture ID, copy of social security card, and last year's tax return (if possible) to appointment. Info: (661) 259-9444 or visit Elaine or Diane at the Senior Center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, offering services such as the sales of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals, and more, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Feb. 9, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

SCV Escrow Assoc. Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold their monthly dinner meeting, featuring a program presented by California Crimefight, open to the public, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Marie Callender's, The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

Castaic Education wine tasting
The Castaic Education Foundation will host a Sweethearts for Education Wine Tasting, includes appetizers, desserts, drawings, and raffle, $45, 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Dr., Valencia. Info: (661) 702-9551.

Sweetheart Serenades
Order a singing telegram delivered to almost any location in the Santa Clarita Valley this Valentine's Day from the award-winning High School Madrigals Choir, complete with flowers and commemorative photo cards, Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13, $100, funds raised benefit Canyon High School Choir. Info: (661) 510-7522 or (661) 251-7592.

SCV Green Wine and Chocolate
Evening wine and chocolate reception to benefit SCV Green, a local nonprofit land trust and wildland conservation organization, includes work from local artists, wine from All Corked Up, tea, coffee, and short presentations by SCV Green board members, 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, private residence in Newhall's Happy Valley. Info: or text to (310) 435-8773.



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