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Posted: January 30, 2010 8:15 p.m.
Updated: January 31, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch
Feb. 4
Showdown Evening of Entertainment. Friends, fun, music, food, raffles, and more to raise funds for the non-profit Showdown Stage Co., which provides an afterschool performing arts program to the children of the SCV Boys and Girls Club. $35, 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 478-8739 or .

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

Feb. 13
Evening wine and chocolate reception to benefit SCV Green, a local non-profit 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., private residence in Newhall's Happy Valley. Info:  or text to (310) 435-8773.

Adoption event featuring six sweetheart dogs from The Brittany Foundation, all long-term rescue residents looking for their furr-ever Valentines, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pet Stop, 16522 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:  or .

Celebrate Valentine's Day with special display of Valentino artifacts, catered dinner, and a screen of Valentino's "Son of the Sheik," $40, Saturday, Feb. 13, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584.

Upcoming eventsSC
Man/Woman of the Year
Santa Clarita's Man and Woman of the Year committee is now accepting nomination forms from all local nonprofits for the prestigious 2010 SCV Man and Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented at a dinner on Friday, May 7, Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia. Submission deadline is Feb. 26. - download application at . Info: (661) 252-0127 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:
Monday, Feb. 1 - "Anchors Aweigh" Hike Day, 10 a.m., meet at Pico Canyon Trail.
Saturday, Feb. 6 - "LMU Basketball Game," 3 - 10 p.m., call for details.
Sunday, Feb. 7 - "Super Bowl XLIV Party," time TBD, call for details.
Monday, Feb. 8 - "Cooking Club" Chinese Experience, 6 - 8 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Thursday, Feb. 11 - "Anchors Aweigh" Volunteer Opportunity, Help the Children, 9 - 11 a.m., 26450 Ruether Ave., Saugus.
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, 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, free blood sugar testing, 11 a.m. - noon.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

Community Hiking Club
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

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, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

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: .

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. Receive attunements that raise your vibration so you can 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.

Valencia Wine Co. Mojito wine dinner
Valencia Wine Co. and Mojito Cuban Cuisine will host a wine paired dinner Monday, Feb. 8. Wine paired by Guy Lelarge. 6:30p.m. reception/7 p.m. dinner. Reservations required. (661) 254-9300.

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 for health care professionals. Feb. 15 is open for educators, school staff, and members of their families, and 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 Help for 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 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.

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

Talk with Dennis McCarthy
The Marvin Silver Adult Educational program presents a talk with columnist Dennis McCarthy, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Santa Clarita. $7 adults/students free. Info: (661) 255-6410.

SCVMTAC Piano Benefit Concert
The Santa Clarita Valley Music Teacher's Association of California will perform "On Stage" with local students and Joshua K. Pifer to raise money for a SVCMTAC branch piano, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, Masters College Recital Hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 644-1355.

11th annual no-tap tournament
Fundraiser to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities, silent auction, drawings, and bowling, 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, Valencia Lanes. Info: (661) 296-6700 or .

Luncheon to honor military
American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, will host a BBQ luncheon in honor of the active military, recently discharged military, Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Mothers. 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. RSVP by Feb. 13 to:


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