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Posted: April 10, 2010 5:05 p.m.
Updated: April 11, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to watch
Walk of Hope “Pawsitively Pink” invites family members, teams and dog-owners for a walk in support of Circle of Hope, which provides assistance to breast cancer survivors in the SCV. Classic car show and various vendors, including food. Free entrance; registration fee for walkers.  Walk and car show start at 8 a.m. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

Happy Pets Veterinary Center presents its third annual Pet Fair, with guided tours of the facility, representatives from New Leash on Life and the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound (lions and tigers, no bears), raffle, food, drink and pet adoptions. Free entrance. 27550 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 295-9972.

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, 8 a.m., Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or

Rituals Colour Salon presents its second annual Earth Month Eco-Show with eco-chic fashion, hair, and art, all proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation and The SCV Youth Project. Drawings for products, services and more with $25 donation to either organization. 1 p.m., 26918 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-9910.

The Men of Harmony reveal their emotions in a range of songs new and old, from the Beatles to the Beach Boys and many more all-time favorites, it’s a whimsical battle of the sexes in humorous and romantic melodies. $13-$15. 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 296-2292 or

April 24
Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center’s 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.

Dancing with Our Stars fund-raiser to benefit nonprofits in the SCV. 6 p.m.-midnight. Hyatt Century Plaza, Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Tickets $120. Info: (661) 294-4444,  ext. 113 or

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 Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: (661) 286-4021,

April 25
The 10th annual Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Teabags Tea and Garden Tour at the home of Sally Coss in Valencia will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Tickets $50 each. Includes tea sandwiches, savories, desserts and tea. Garden tour of Coss’ extensive and beautiful garden. Perfect Mother’s Day gift. Call Ida (661) 259-1367 or Wendy (661) 254-2350.

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

May 8
Meet artist Bob Skerskonas, and photographer Tibor Dene 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 8 at B&R Gallery, 17726 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, (661) 298-2038. Info:

Upcoming Events
Assistance League of SC Pantcycling
Assistance League of Santa Clarita will team with Sears and Haggar clothing for Pantcycling Days in April. Customers who visit a participating Sears location from April 16-25 and present the sales associate with a pair of gently used pants will receive a certificate good for $5 off Haggar pants and the used pants will be donated to Assistance League Santa Clarita. Info:

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 15, 22, and 29 — “LMS Startz” 2010 Film Class, 6:30-8 p.m., SCV Film Center, 24623 Walnut St., Newhall.
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.
Today — “What Seniors Won’t Tell You About Their Mental Health”, presentation by Michael Dougherty of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit.
Wednesday — “Beating the Stress Before It Beats You,” presentation by Dr. Ronald Schwartz from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, April 21 — “Common Foot Disorders,” presentation by podiatrist and would care specialist Dr. Johnn Halebian, DPM, from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Every Wednesday — From noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Wednesday— Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, who will provide free blood sugar testing; do not eat three hours before test.
Wednesday, April 21 — Hearing Clinic with audiologist Nola Aronson of Audiology Associates, who will provide free hearing checks, 11 a.m.-noon. Primarily for those not currently wearing hearing aids.
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.
Thursday — Transferable Skills, 2-4 p.m.
Monday, April 19 — Resume Review (by appointment only), 2-4 p.m. and Interview Coaching (by appointment only), 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20 — Job Hunters Club, 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 — COC Job Fair, Valencia Campus Student Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, April 22 — Interviewing Skills, 2-4 p.m.

Community Hiking Club
Bring water, lunch, and camera and wear hiking boots. Info: or
Saturday, April 24 — Hike Devil’s Chair, visit the poppy preserve or visit the Big Cat compound, seven mile round trip hike with mild altitude and climb. Carpool departs at 6:45 a.m. for trail head; wear layers of clothing.
Sunday, April 25 — Palo Comado/Cheeseboro Canyons loop with Linda Castro, five miles with 800 foot elevation gain, in Simi Hills near Agoura Hills, meet at trail head before 8:30 a.m.

Income-tax help for senior
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to help seniors complete and file their income taxes, free, 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.

Saugus Moms Club fundraiser
Sale of items including personalized picture frames, beauty products, toys, chocolate products, massages, jewelry, kitchen tools, candles, food and more, as well as information on preschools and doula services, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., today, Albertsons, 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.

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

Toastmasters networking
Learn self-confidence through public speaking, guest speaker Terry Mayfield, potluck starts at 4:45 p.m., networking at 5:15 p.m., and meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, Specialty Labs, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia.  Info: (661) 263-6066.

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 non-members, 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.

FOREX trading workshop
Free two-hour meeting on FOREX trading, designed to provide an overview of the foreign currency exchange marketplace, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, Hyatt Regency Valencia, Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 713-5021.

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 Multi-Purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

SFV Genealogical Society meets
“Cemetery Research” will be the topic of speaker Nancy Carlberg at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, Commerce Meeting Room in Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 349-0878.

Republican Women Federated
Monthly meeting with special program, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Sierra Pelone Rock Club meeting
Interested in mineralogy, lapidary, or geology? Bring your rocks and join us for our monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, Greenbrier Mobile Estates east clubhouse, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:

Networking and business mixer
Meet and mingle at the Santa Clarita Association of Professionals and Entrepreneurs business mixer, 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-8957 or

Cowboy program for adults/teens
Newhall Library presents “Cowboys, Heroes and Legends,” a free program for adults, teens, and their families with Christie Lewis, champion trick roper and versatile Western entertainer, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Old Town Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750.

Andrew Caldwell  book signing
Known as “The History Chef,” Caldwell will sign and sell his book “Their Last Suppers,” which shares the tales of famous people and their final meals, 4-9 p.m., Friday, April 23, and 1-6 p.m., Saturday, April 24, $10, includes wine tasting, book signing and light appetizers, Vino 100, 28112 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 294-6886.

Junior Optimist garage sale
The Junior Optimist Club of Le Mesa will host their second annual garage sale featuring household items, clothes, small appliances, furniture, and more, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 28109 Tenda Drive, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 252-7313.

April Pool’s Day swim safety
The 11th 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.

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 Drive, Castaic. Info: or (818) 707-8866.

Where is the Muslim world?
Get a different view on the 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 Co. 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

Fools Paradise golf tournament
Single Mothers Outreach tournament at Robinson Ranch, followed by dinner and wine from Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., $175, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, registration, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:

Community Gardens meeting
All interested in forming community vegetable gardens  in the communities of Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country and Newhall are invited to attend a meeting, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 23855 Arroyo Park Drive, meeting room of Stonecreek Apartments, Valencia. Info: (661) 645-6459 or

Hart Band rummage sale

Shop from a huge assortment of furniture, housewares, electronics, toys, and clothes, with proceeds to benefit the Hart Music Boosters, 8 a.m-1 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Jaycees Mother’s Day boutique
A variety of local vendors with gifts for sale including chocolates, jewelry, clothes, lotions, soaps, perfumes, and more. Free entrance. Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 1, Residence Inn Marriott, 25320 The Old Road, Valencia. Info:

Wiseweighs weight loss workshop
For anyone trying to lose weight or who wants to lose weight, this is a no stress, productive discovery process to help you find the way, includes workbook and lunch, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 1, LaQuinta Inns and Suites, The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 373-1899 or

SC Christian School golf tourney
Golf tournament to benefit the athletic teams in grades five through 12 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.

Home Tour League membership drive
Learn more about the Home Tour League and their fund-raising activities supporting Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a festive spring fashion show and Cinco De Mayo buffet, $25, 11:30 a.m., Tournament Player’s Club, 26550  Heritage View Lane, Valencia. RSVP required. Info: (661) 253-8051.


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