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Posted: March 6, 2010 10:50 p.m.
Updated: March 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch
St. Clare Catholic Church’s 32nd annual Lenten Fish Fry. Takeout meals are available. Children and seniors eat for $7.50; adult dinners are $8.50, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, through March 26. St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.


Midwinter Madrigal Feast benefiting the Master Chorale of Santa Clarita offers dinner, wine, play, music, vacation opportunity drawing for Hawaii, and silent auction, $100, 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-8886 or


Soroptomist International of Greater SCV will host the annual "Live Your Dreams" award luncheon, with three categories to be awarded to young girls and women who volunteer in the community and overcome challenging life obstacles, $20, 11:30 a.m., The Oaks Grille at TPC, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-6380.

"Divorce - The Hidden Costs of Keeping the Family Home," with attorney Kelly Lise Murray, Vanderbilt legal writing professor, Realtor, and family mediator. Whether you are divorced, thinking of divorce, or somewhere in between, this free event will help you determine your best options for a stronger financial future — now and years from now. 7-9 p.m., Embassy Suites Valencia, 28505 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. (Info) (661) 254-3948, Ext. 103.


March 14
Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 30th annual 5K run, starting in Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road, Newhall, run entirely on trail in the park property, 9 a.m., $21-$27 pre-registration (parking fees included). Info: (661) 259-4384.

March 14
Santa Clarita Creative Guild presents the "Love Is in the Air" gala featuring art and music, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a no-host bar, $15 pre-show, $25 at door, 2-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 312-3422 or (661) 254-2404.

March 19
The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner. Raffles only, no auction. Tickets $70. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and support for student journalism programs. For reservations call (661) 902-5590 or e-mail

March 26
Have some laughs and help homeless dogs at the same time at Comedy for Canines, a fundraiser for The Brittany Foundation no-kill dog rescue in Agua Dulce. Silent auction, raffle, and more. Show only tickets $20, plus two-item food and drink minimum. 8 p.m., JR’s Comedy Club inside Marie Callender’s Lounge, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: or (661) 803-2909.

Upcoming events
Angelfood at Methodist Church
When your food dollars are shrinking, Angelfood at Valencia United Methodist Church is here to help. Contact us for information or ordering at


LETMESAIL 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, March 8-"Cooking Club" Greek Experience, 6-8 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Saturday, March 13-"Hang Loose" Bowling & Buddies, 5-7:30 p.m., Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall.
Tuesday, March 16-"Passport 2 Travel" Ski Day, Big Bear, all day, call LMS office for details.
Sunday, March 21-Inaugural Make a Difference Day, Bear Divide, call LMS office for more details.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 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, March 17-Advance Care Planning and Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatments presented by Providence Health & Services palliative care manager Barbara Whitlatch and advance care planner Jonathan Urata.
Wednesday, March 24-Digestive Health and Reducing Chances for Colorectal Cancer with Dr. Amy Goff.
Wednesday, March 31-Oral Health and Our Wellbeing with mobile dental hygienist Donna Lombardi. (Caregivers are encouraged to attend).
Every Wednesday-From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, March 10-Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, who will provide free blood sugar testing.
Wednesday, March 24–Free hearing clinic with audiologist Randall Bartlett of Audiology Services for people who do not wear hearing aids. 11 a.m.–noon, Day Care Office Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 Ext. 138.

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 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.

SCV Off the Grid Meeting
Founded to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV, SCV Off the Grid will hold its monthly meeting from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, private location. Info/RSVP: (661) 259-3704.

CRTA Winter Lunch Meeting
California Retired Teachers Association’s winter luncheon and general meeting includes lunch, general meeting, and representatives from the SCV Senior Center’s Trips and Tours. 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 9, IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9829.

VHS Golf Fundraiser
Eat at Jersey Mike’s from 5 to 8 p.m. and 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Valencia High School boys golf team, Wednesday, March 10, Jersey Mike’s, 23872 Copper Hill, Valencia.

SCV Escrow Assoc. Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting, featuring a program on GFE/HUD regulations with past CEA president Margarita Billings, $25 for non-members, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, Marie Callender’s, The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.SCV Gardening Club Meets Monthly
Monthly meetings with speakers and opportunities to share gardening experiences, anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome to join, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 11 and Tuesday, April 13. Info: (661) 250-8345 or

SCYSA Wildcat Cheer Registration
The SCYSA Wildcats will hold open registration for its cheer program, the SC Wildcats are members of the SCYSA, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a positive sports experience for children and families in the Santa Clarita Valley, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 13, Velocity Sports Performance, 25461 Rye Canyon Road, Valencia. Info:

AARP Driver Safety Program
Qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance credit, $12 AARP members; $14 non-members, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 13, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444.

St. Francis Dam History/Tour
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon, preceded by a short lecture on the topic by dam expert Frank Rock, free lecture at 11 a.m., $35 bus tour leaves at noon, funds raised will benefit the society, Saturday, March 13, Heritage Junction Park, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

‘Mender of Hearts’ Seminar
The Tri-Valleys Aging Network presents Dr. Sam Kojoglanian, who will discuss heart health as well as other topics related to health and longevity, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. RSVP requested. $10 pre-registered/$15 at door. Info: (661) 255-1588.

Local Author Book Signings
Troy Andrew Smith and Margaret Brownley will sign their new books "Radersburg Gold" and "A Lady Like Sarah," 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 18, OutWest, 24265 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-7087.

Healthy Cooking/Eating on a Budget
Registered dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free six-week cooking demonstration on various food topics such as medically required meals, cooking on a budget, and more. She’ll prepare foods to sample low in fat, sugar, and salt, but high in nutritional value. 1-2 p.m., Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. RSVP required. Info (661) 259-9444, Ext. 110.

Astronomical Society Meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with Dr. Tommaso Treu, who will present "Dark Matter in the Universe," free, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, Mesa Union School Multi-Purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

SCV Rock Band Competition
Check out the hottest local rock bands as they compete for supremacy, free, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, March 21, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

2010Women in Service Brunch
Brunch to honor outstanding volunteers nominated by non-profits at the request of Zonta Club of SCV, $35, Saturday, March 20, Robinson Ranch Country Club clubhouse. Info: (661) 252-8424.

SCV Rock Band Competition
Check out the hottest local rock bands as they compete for supremacy, free, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, March 21, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Class
Art teacher Olga Kaczmar will lead a class on pysanky, the process that produces intricately designed Ukrainian Easter eggs, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 24, $40 non-members, free for members of the SCV Senior Center who are enrolled in first-quarter art classes. SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444.

SCV Democratic Alliance for Action
Regular monthly meeting, where you can learn about the latest SCV, state, and national events as part of a warm and dynamic progressive group, all Democrats welcome, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24505 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 309-4322.

Long Term Care Seminar
Learn how to survive the need for long-term care without going broke, free, 10 a.m., Saturday, March 27, Hilton Garden Inn, The Old Road, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 295-9616.

Samuel Dixon Heroes 5K Run
Uniquely fun inaugural family walk/run with bagpipes, chocolate finish, and hero hotcakes breakfast will raise funds to ensure quality health care for uninsured and underinsured in our community, 8 a.m., Saturday, March 27, Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tribute to local heroes in uniform to follow run. Info: (661) 257-2339 or

Mountainview Elementary Fundraiser
Golf tournament, buffet, raffle, and silent auction benefitting Mountainview Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, Monday, March 29, Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (661) 476-2673.

Passion Play at Grace Baptist
Dramatic reenactment combines a full orchestra, 120-voice choir, and over 75 case members, not appropriate for children seven years and under, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, and Friday, April 2, 3 and 6 p.m., Saturday, April 3. Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or

Communion Service at Grace
Christ followers will assemble and unite to focus on the meaning of Communion and its symbolism, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or

Easter Sunrise Service at Vasquez
Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce present a community worship ministry and pageant depicting the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the outdoor setting of Vasquez Rocks, free (donations welcome), 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11 and 5 a.m., Sunday, April 12, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or

Resurrection Sunday Services
Sunrise service in the outdoor theater with the worship team and indoor service in large Worship Center with a full orchestra and 120-voice choir., 6:30 a.m., ampitheater, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Worship Center, Sunday, April 12. Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or

Bike Night Season Opener
Cruise in on your favorite motorcycle or just come to look at the cool bikes on display, free, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

Sixth Annual Walk of Hope
"Pawsitively Pink" event, where family members, teams, and dog owners can walk in support of Circle of Hope, which provides assistance to breast cancer survivors in the SCV. After the walk, there’s a classic car show and various vendors, including food, to enjoy. Free entrance; registration fee for walkers. Walk and car show start at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

Assistance League Footsteps 5K
20th annual walk/run to raise funds for Operation School bell, which supplies SCV children in need with new clothing, shoes, health kits, and school supplies, 8 a.m., Sunday, April 18, Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or

Classic Car Show at Route 66
Check out the coolest classic cars around on display, free entrance, entertainment, 5-10 p.m.,, Saturday, May 8, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

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.

ADD/ADHD/Autism meetings
All natural approaches to dealing with ADD/ADHD/autism spectrum disorders, 1 p.m. first Saturday of every month (excluding holidays), se habla espanol, limited seating, RSVP required, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or

Life Change/Infinite Possibility
Taught by Mike Dooley, 7 p.m., first Thursday of every month excluding holidays, no RSVP necessary. 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or

Project Return peer support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m.Wednesdays and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

Dog Rescue seeks Volunteers
The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at its ranch. Duties can include cleaning kennels, walking or playing with dogs, grooming and bathing, repairs, and office work or grant writing, as well as assisting at fundraising and adoption events or baking for bake sales. Info: (661) 803-2909 or

Xi Tau Tau Chapter Meeting
Xi Tau Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets the second Monday of each month at members’ homes to unite in friendship and promote cultural development. (661) 252-5470.

LeTip Business Referral Group
Network with other local professionals, 7-8:30 a.m., every Thursday, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 295-9616.

SCV Swing Jazz Club
Meets on the fourth Sunday of every month to enjoy listening and dancing to the sounds of "The Blue Lagoon." 2-5 p.m., $8/$10 or $15-$25 yearly membership fees. Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661) 298-7865.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The club comprises of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences. For information contact or (661) 259-6437.


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