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Posted: April 6, 2010 10:31 p.m.
Updated: April 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch
April 11
Enjoy wine tasting, food and fun all in beautiful surroundings at Betty Ferguson Foundation’s ninth annual “Vine 2 Wine” fundraiser event, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will support the Foundation’s mission:  “To Train, Develop and Empower Women and Youth to be a Vital Force in Society.” Tickets are $50 per person ($55 at the door) and can be purchased at:, or (661) 702-8712.

April 17
“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. Admission is free; there is  a registration fee for walkers.  Walk and car show start at 8 a.m. at Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

April 18
Assistance League Footsteps 5K is the 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 at 8 a.m. in Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or

April 24
Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center invites the community to its annual pancake breakfast to raise funds for homeless case management in the Santa Clarita Valley, $3 children, $5 adults, 8-11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 27265 Luther Drive, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 993-6198.

April 24-25
The 17th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival features cowboy music and poetry, chuckwagon food, Western clothes and gear all held at historic Meldoy Ranch Motion Picture Studio 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: (661) 286-4021,

May 5
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Holiday Home Tour Membership Drive Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon; learn about fun holiday home tour volunteer opportunities and more, $25, 11:30 a.m., Tournament Player’s Club, 26550  Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (310) 740-2446.

May 7
Tickets are now on sale for the 2010 SCV Man and Woman of the Year recognition dinner at 6 p.m., Friday, May 7, Hyatt Regency Valencia, Town Center, Valencia. $75 per ticket; table sponsorships available. Info: (661) 252-0127 or

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

Beginners’ Latin dance

Salsa lessons, no partner required, 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

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:
Thursday, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 — “LMS Startz” 2010 Film Class, 6:30-8 p.m., SCV Film Center, 24623 Walnut St., Newhall.
Saturday, April 3 — “Hang Loose” Star Search event, 7-9:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Canyon Country.
Monday, April 5 — “Anchors Aweigh” Hike Day, 10 a.m., call for location.
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, April 7 — “What Seniors Won’t Tell You About Their Mental Health” presentation by Michael Dougherty of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit.
Every Wednesday — From noon - 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Thursday — Free foot screenings by podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes of Canyon Foot Care Podiatry Group, 11 a.m.-noon.
Wednesday, April 14 — Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, who will provide free blood sugar testing; do not eat three hours before test.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

WorkSource CA workshops
All workshops held at the Santa Clarita WorkSource California College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Tuesday, April 6 — Job Hunters Club, 2-4 p.m. and Resume Review (by appointment only), 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 8 — Interview Coaching (by appointment only), 9-11 a.m. and Resume Building, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, April 9 — Job Fair Preparation, 10 a.m.-noon

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.

Easter holiday services
Sunday, April 11 — Holy Humor Sunday Morning service, 10 a.m.
All services at Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall. Info: (661) 251-1311.

Braille Van at SCV Senior Center
The Braille Institute Van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired, including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Easter sunrise service at Vasquez
Pageant depicting the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the outdoor setting of Vasquez Rocks, free (donations welcome) and 5 a.m., Sunday, April 4, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or

National Anthem Auditions

The city of Santa Clarita and the Dodger Day Committee are currently accepting entries for a Santa Clarita vocalist to sing the National Anthem at the 33rd annual Santa Clarita Dodger Day. It must be in VHS or DVD format, along with a short biography and background of performing/singing experience, submit materials to city of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events office, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 120, Valencia, 91355 by April 9. Info: (661) 255-4918 or

Saugus Mom's club fundraiser
Sale of items including personalized picture frames, beauty products, toys, chocolate products, candles, food, and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, April 11, Albertson, corner of Haskell and Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mother-to-Mother Fund, which helps members who have suffered from personal tragedies or natural disasters. Info: (661) 263-0300.

Resurrection Sunday services
Sunrise service outdoors with worship team and indoor service with a full orchestra and 120-voice choir., 6:30 a.m., amphitheater, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Worship Center, Sunday, April 4. Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Dr., Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or

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., Tuesday, April 13. Info: (661) 250-8345 or

SCV Escrow Assoc. meeting
Monthly meeting with featured speaker Anne Lamphar, Esq., speaking on issues in title and escrow, $30 for dinner and seminar for nonmembers, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

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.

Astronomical Society meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with Dr. Robert Picconi, who will speak on “Einstein and Light,” free, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, Mesa Union School Multipurpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

National Down and Dirty Mud series
Offers 5K and 10K off-road courses filled with military-style obstacles, commanding cargo climbs, wild water crossings, and lots of mud. All participants receive tech tee, post-race food, and finisher medal, Sunday, April 25, Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic. Info: or (818) 707-8866.

April Pool’s Day Swim Safety
Eleventh annual community event to bring attention to the staggering number of accidental drowning deaths each year in the United States, as well as demonstrations of swim and water safety, free, 1:30-5 p.m., Saturday, April 24, Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 702-8585.

Where is the Muslim world?

Get a different view on Muslim World than what you read in the press during a presentation by Jenny Cotkey of Frontiers on Muslim culture, religion, and needs. Free; donations accepted. 7 p.m., Sunday, April 25, First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

Eve Bushman works for charity
SCV wine writer Eve Bushman will work at Valencia Wine Company to raise funds for Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita, 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 24300 Town Center Drive, Suite 105, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-9300 or

SC Christian School golf tourney

Golf tournament to benefit the athletic teams in grades 5th-12th at Santa Clarita Christian Schools, 9:30 a.m. check-in, 11 a.m. shotgun start, awards, raffle, and Santa Maria style dinner served at end of round, Monday, May 3, Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 1386 Chamberburg Road, Fillmore. Info: (661) 252-7371, Ext. 220.

BMCF Ninth Annual Fight It! 5K
Join hundreds of runners and walkers through a cross-country course along the hills and tree-lined trails of Central Park for Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund’s largest fundraiser, registration $10-$30 and includes a T-shirt or tank top and goody bag. Pets are $5 to register. Funds raised will support cancer patients daily needs. 1K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 15, Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info:

Human Resources boot camp
The local chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources will conduct a human resources boot camp for professionals, managers, supervisors and small- business owners, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, Embassy Suites Valencia, $65 per individual or $50 for individuals in groups of three or more. Info: (661) 254-4010 or

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 4 p.m., Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

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.

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

The Lost Patrol support group
Serving Vietnam era veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys, support group at 10:10 a.m. third Sunday of each month, Marie Callender’s, 27630 North The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 296-6699 or


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