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Posted: October 19, 2010 3:26 p.m.
Updated: October 20, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch

Santa Clarita Emblem Club #459 holiday  boutique and bake sale, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 17766 Sierra Highway, shop for a cause with over 50 vendors, proceeds provide scholarships for local students and  holiday gift baskets for families in need. Info: (661) 313-3972.

Fourth annual Texas Hold’ Em Not Hassle ‘Em poker tournament benefitting SCV Youth Project, 5 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. tournament, $100-$125 buy-in, Tournament Player’s Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (661) 257-9688 or

Friday, Oct. 29

Rosedell’s PTA BooFest, annual event featuring costumes, food, games, haunted house, prize booth, trick or treating, scavenger hunt, karaoke, inflatable obstacle course, tattoo parlor and face painting, cake walk, fortune teller, photo booth and more, 4-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, 27853 Urbandale Ave., Saugus. All ages welcome with parental supervision. No entry fee, games are .25 to $2. Bring a can of food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry and get into the haunted house for free. Info: (661) 294-5335.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Newhall Church of the Nazarene will host a benefit concert to support the SCV Pregnancy Center, 7 p.m., featuring professional violinist David and sopranist Leslie Garman, silent auction, light refreshments, tickets $20, 23857 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 259-5272.

Friday, Nov. 5

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley presents their 2010 annual tribute honoring Wayne “A Farmer at Heart” Crawford, 6 p.m., Odyssey Restaurant, $100 per person, cocktail attire. Info: (661) 252-9351.

Saturday, Nov. 6

The Brittany Foundation will its second annual Day In Their Paws Fundraiser and Open House, with refreshments, bake sale, gourmet wraps, sanctuary tours, silent auction, raffle, and the opportunity to meet volunteers who will be kenneled with the rescue dog of their choice to raise funds and awareness of shelter dogs, noon-4 p.m., Sierra Highway and Anthony Road, Agua Dulce. Follow signs to sanctuary. Info: or (661) 713-5240.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Assistance League Santa Clarita’s Third Annual ‘Sunset in the Vineyard’ at Compa Vineyard,  an afternoon of tasting wines, cheeses and beer, all crafted and produced in the Santa Clarita Valley by artisans, 3-6 p.m., Info: (661) 255-5853.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Single Mothers Outreach first annual Empowering HeARTS, Women Who Empower Women, with live music by keyboardist and accordion player Phil Parlapiano. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Concerto Salon & Spa will host a Cut-a-Thon from 10 a.m.-5p.m.,  with proceeds to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, haircuts and blowouts $25 minimum donation, eyebrow waxing $10 minimum donation, 23340  Cinema Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 287-3700.

Upcoming Events
Clothing drive for the homeless
Now through Nov. 24, South Valley Church is having a clothing drive for the homeless. The church will accept clothing items for men, women and children at 24551 Valley St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-1515.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 713-8634.

Volunteers sought for Festival of Trees
The eighth annual Festival of Trees, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will be held Nov. 18-21, in Canyon Country. More than 200 volunteers, age 14 or older, are needed to help. Shifts begin as early as 8 a.m. and end as late as midnight, depending on the day.  Duties include working with kids in the activity corner, greeting guests, selling tickets, helping Santa, providing information to guests, safeguarding the trees, writing orders, and working in the boutique. If interested, please e-mail or call (310) 254-3063.

Take Two resale store holiday sale
Assistance League Santa Clarita’s Take Two resale store will have Christmas decorations and merchandise available starting Oct. 25. Store hours: Monday, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 24634 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1991.

Angel Food at Methodist Church
Angel Food program stretches your grocery budget with food items at discounted cost, one option is Bread of Life Signature box with enough food to feed a family of four for about a week for $31, options range between $21-$41, order deadline is Friday, Oct. 22, distribution is Saturday, Oct. 30, order online with credit card or pick up an order form at Valencia Methodist United, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia.  Info: (661) 255-1301.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club, meets 4 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month, at the home and pond of members.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437 or (661) 296-9252.

Read with Me seeks volunteers
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist students and improve their reading skills in local public schools for the coming year, volunteers are asked to commit for several months, one day a week for two hours. Info: (661) 414-4465 or

‘Experiencing God’ discussion group
“Experiencing God: Contemplative Living and Spiritual Practices” learning and discussion group meets Sunday mornings, 9-10 a.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 259-7307.

Parenting group for singles or couples
Learn how to help children develop self-discipline, problem-solving skills, responsibility and self-esteem, as well as why children misbehave and specific strategies to help solve those problems, $35 per group session, sliding fee available, 5 p.m., Mondays, 25050 Peachland Ave., Suite 255, Newhall. Info: (661) 644-7803.

Learn to curl at Ice Station Valencia
Ice Station Valencia and the Hollywood Curling Club will host Learn-to-Curl Clinics for beginners ages 8 to adult, 7:45-10 p.m., Sundays, $15 per person, parties of four or more $10 per person, bring rubber soled shoes, warm sweater, jacket, and gloves, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Info:

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, Oct. 25 — LMS Starz drama club, 6:30 p.m., location to be determined.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 —
Wellness Wednesday, NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite. 100, Valencia.
 RSVP required: Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m., rooms A1 and A2, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, ext. 138.
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held, Activity Room 6.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Blood sugar (glucose) testing, 11 a.m.-noon. (No eating three hours before test).
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Kathy Tucker, RN, of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services will provide a “Memory Screening Clinic,” with lecture in A1 and A2 and private screenings in room A6.

WorkSource workshops
Held at Santa Clarita WorkSource California office, College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road,  Suite 259, Valencia, unless location otherwise indicated. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Job Hunter’s Club, 2-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21—Interviewing skills, 2-4 p.m.

Canyon Country Advisory Committee
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, with highlights to include a presentation on the chloride issue and rationale for the $210 million Sanitation District project proposal, speakers include Mike Solomon, Jeff Pratt, Rob Roy, Ed Colley, Kevin Korenthal, and Diana Trautman, free, public welcome, Mint Canyon Moose Family Center, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 713-9344.

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, are you new to the Santa Clarita valley in a new place in life? Join us for Coffee Corner, and find out more about our monthly luncheons, activities and trips, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, call for location. Info: (661) 296-0872.

Emergency preparedness
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley invites the public to a free emergency preparedness workshop, with industry experts who will share how to save lives, reduce liability, and ensure the continuity of services and income, question and answer to follow workshop, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 19425 Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Info: (661) 251-6017.

Don Jose de Ortega NSDAR meeting
‘Off the Beaten Path’ and the rich history of the San Fernando Valley will be the topic of speaker Bronwyn Ralph during the Don Jose de Ortega Chapter NSDAR luncheon meeting, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. RSVP required. Info: (818) 883-7843.

Health Center Grand Opening
The community is invited to the grand opening of the new Northeast valley Health Corporation Santa Clarita Health Center, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 21, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth will serve as Master of Ceremonies, 18533 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, Albertson’s Shopping Center. Info: (661) 705-2034.

Barbells for Boobs at CrossFit
Motto is “Saving lives, one mammogram at a time,” $35 donation to participate, every participant will receive a T-shirt, 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, Crossfit, 26330 Diamond Place, Unit 150, Saugus. Info: (661) 799-7800 or

Republican Women Federated
Special meeting with guest speakers Bob Haueter, district director for Congressman “Buck” McKeon and Joe Messina, area representative for Carly Fiorina, U.S. Senate candidate, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 253-4588 or (661) 299-1834.

John Quigley tree-sitter reunion
The Children’s Nature Institute arrives at Pico Canyon Park with actress Daryl Hannah and tree sitter John Quigley for educational hikes and a picnic, bring your own picnic lunch for reunion with Quigley at noon, fun art activities and Beatles sing-along under the boughs of Old Glory at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, Pico Canyon Park, Pico Canyon Road and Stevenson Ranch Road. Info: (310) 927-3013.

Halloween Salsa Party
Beginner salsa class at 9:30 p.m., open dancing 10:15 p.m., costume contest with cash prizes at 11 p.m., no cover, 99 cent drafts, Saturday, Oct. 23, Inca Bistro, 22896 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 618-1105.

Santa Clarita Valley swing jazz club
Hear live swing music played by various swing bands, free half-hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited, Sunday, Oct. 24-Scott Roewe and the Pacific Swinging Band, Nov. 28 — Evie & All That Jazz; $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 nonmembers, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

Toastmaster Specialty Club 4643
Develop communication and leadership skills, foster self-confidence and personal growth, meetings every other Tuesday, next meeting on Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., Specialty Labs building, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia (across from Valencia Country Club). Info: (661) 877-7867.

A mother talks about grief
A free talk about grief will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 with Joan Darlene. Learn how to live your life to the fullest after losing a loved one and to honor your loved one by doing so. A mother’s true story. RSVP (805) 338-7040 space is limited. Held at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country.

The ABCs of Relationships
The ABCs of Relationships is the focus of the seminar held at 6:45 p.m.,  Wednesday, Oct. 27, NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 296-6784.

Valencia Women’s Connection Lunch
Annual Harvest Fall Luncheon, features silent and live auction, and inspirational speaker Kat Dunkle, author and marketing researcher on “Outlook on Finding True Love,” 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, $16, City of Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Center Pointe Parkway, Saugus. Info: (661) 297-5589.

Howl-O-Ween dog adoption/boutique
Join The Brittany Foundation and local vendors for a special big dog adoption, boutique, and trick or treat event. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Seco Canyon Park, 28502 Seco Canyon Road, Saugus. Meet costumed dogs for adoption, bring your bags to trick or treat from volunteers, shop for holiday gifts from local vendors and meet author Michelle Sathe, who will sign copies of “Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully.” Info: or (626) 221-8163.

Route 66 Vampire’s Ball
Enter costume and carved pumpkin contests at the Route 66 Vampire’s Ball, food and drink specials, 21 and over only, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, 18730 Soledad Canyon, Canyon Country. (661) 298-1494.

Run/Walk Against Hunger
Help scare away hunger by registering for the 17th annual Run/Walk Against Hunger benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, company and school teams are encouraged, Halloween costume contest, and more. Sunday, Oct. 31. Info: (661) 255-9078.

Trick or treat candy trade
Aesthetic Dentistry will offer tricker or treaters who bring in unopened candy to their Valencia office $1 per pound and a special flashing toothbrush, collected candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, where it will be packaged and sent to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, 28212 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Suite 290, Valencia. Info: (661) 257-5858.

Manga Club at Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, will host a manga group at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2. Join the hosts of the brand-new book club, Aaron and Cassie, to discuss your favorite manga series. Meet in the event room on the right side of the store.

Betty Ferguson Lunch & Learn
Betty Ferguson Foundation welcomes guest speaker Hillary Broadwater, president and creative director of QM Design Group, $10 includes lunch, noon, Thursday, Nov. 4, 25510 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia (Valencia Industrial Center). Info: or (661) 702-8712.

TLC Holiday Heap Craft Boutique
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, Golden Oak Adult School, 23201 W. Dalbey Drive, Newhall. Info: (661) 253-2179.

ALS Support Group meeting
The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group is for people with ALS, their families and friends, free, 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, Valencia United Methodist, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (818) 865-8067, ext. 234.

Santa Clarita Wild West Rose Show
The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host its 17th annual Rose Show themed “Wild West Roses,” with 76 prizes and 500 ribbons to be awarded to many types of roses, entries 7-9:45 a.m., free public entrance, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 6, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 296-5033 or

Humboldt Squad concert for Food Pantry
Humboldt Squad from the Santa Clarita Valley is hosting Feed SCV, a concert to raise funds and father food for the Santa Clarita Food Pantry, local bands include Humboldt Squad, Zebra TV, Set Match Run, Guilt  by Assocation, Urban Blight, and The Dips, admission is $10 or $5 with two canned food or new personal hygiene items, 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, Newhall Legion Hall, Spruce St. Info: (661) 310-4477 or

Reiki level 1 class
A Reiki level-1 class will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 with Joan Darlene Reiki, master teacher. Reiki is a technique to heal yourself and others and experience inner peace. Call to RSVP (805) 338-7040 space is limited. Class to be held at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country.
Newhall Life Academy seminar
First Presbyterian Church of Newhall’s Life Academy presents “Did Jesus rise from the dead?,” which will explore the evidence and how it is evaluated with John T. Davis, scientist at Reasons To Believe, multimedia class, free, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, registration required, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

Dos and don’ts on wedding planning
The Santa Clarita Wedding and Events Professionals will host a seminar for the public, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, refreshments will be served, Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia.  RSVP requested. Info: (661) 296-6191.

Alzheimer’s Association seminar
Alzheimer’s Assocation-Southland Chapter presents a free seminar, “Understanding Communications & Challenging Behaviors” in dementia and Alzheimer’s individuals. 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Nov. 11, Pacifica Senior Living, 24305 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-3100.


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