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Posted: April 10, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 10, 2011 1:55 a.m.

March 11 - April 15
St. Clare’s Catholic Church 33rd annual Lenten Fish Fry will be held 4:30-8 p.m. each Friday from March 11 to April 15, $7.50 for two-piece dinner and $8.50 for three-piece dinner, available for dine-in or take-out. All proceeds from the dinners benefit local charities and families in need. 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 252-3353 or

Sunday, April 10
Assistance League Santa Clarita presents its 22nd annual Footsteps 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run, 8 a.m., Newhall Park. Proceeds benefit Assistance League’s Operation School Bell, which provides school clothes and supplies to SCV children in need. Info: or

Thursday, April 14
Valencia Women’s Connection spring fashion show, luncheon and presentation by Maria Ursu. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, $16, City of Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 297-5589.

Eat in or order out from Tomato Joe’s Pizza Bakery from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and New Leash on Life will receive 20 percent of the proceeds. Ask for a flyer from a volunteer on-site and meet adoptable dogs, too. Info: or (661) 255-0097.

The Lauren Blaire Scholarship Fund will host a 50/50 raffle at the Saugus varsity softball game against Hart High, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, William S. Hart Pony Complex, 23427 Valencia Blvd., Valencia.
Saturday, April 16
Seventh Annual Walk for Hope, benefiting Circle of Hope, car show, vendors and food, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Castaic Lake Lower Lagoon, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive. Individuals, teams and dogs welcome,  registration $15-$25, info:

Annual hair show at Shannon Hair Salon benefitting the Invisible Children Foundation, which aids children in Uganda forced into gang-type violence, 6 p.m., silent auction, Shannon Hair Salon, 25377 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-7272.

Upcoming events

Angel Food Bread of Life
The Angel Food program is for anyone who needs to stretch his or her grocery  budget; its Bread of Life signature box, with enough food to feed a family of four for about a week, for $31. Choose from 10 other options and order online with a credit card at or fill out an order form at Valencia United Methodist Church by March 18, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 255-1301.

ACS Bark For Life
The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is looking for committee members for its inaugural event, which will raise funds for the American Cancer Society and recognize the caregiving qualities of our canine friends. Info: (661) 299-5536 or

Zonta scholarship available
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Jane M. Klausman Women in Business scholarship, which provides $500 for women pursuing business management, is open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program in business. Due date April 15. Application available at

The Lost Patrol support group
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355,  chapter meeting/brunch  held monthly, usually at 10 a.m., third Sunday of every month, at Marie Callender’s, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (818) 508-9626.

Beginners' salsa dance
Cuban-style salsa lessons, no partner required, beginners 7-8:15 p.m., intermediate 8:15-9:15 p.m., Wednesdays, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

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.

Free healthy foods cooking class
Registered Dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free “Healthy Foods for a Healthier You” cooking and nutrition classes at the Senior Center in activity rooms A-1 and A-2 on Fridays through May 20. Pre-registration is required. New recipes and information each week. Classes run 1-2 p.m. and then 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and are limited to 15 persons per session. Each person may attend one class each week. To sign up contact Diana Sevanian at (661) 255-1588 ext. 128 or email You may also sign up in person in the Supportive Services modular at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.

Bryan Chan’s Music Showcase
Live performances from Lee Ellen Starks, Bryan Chan, Holly Overin, Garry Corman and Tracy Newman & Reinforcements, 5-9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, El Trocadero Steakhouse, 24274 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 284-6615.

Rendezvous with a writer
Meet author Michelle Sathe, who will sign copies of her book “Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully.” Special appearance by Kara, bully breed ambassador for the national Pit Stops book tour. 5-8 p.m., Thursday, April 7, Outwest Western Boutique, 24265 Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Info: (661) 255-7087.

Relay for Life fundraiser
Eat at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Saugus on April 7 and April 21 and raise funds for Relay for Life by presenting flyer. Email for flyer. Info: (661) 296-1910.

Family self-defense workshop
Families with children ages 6 and older are invited to a free Shihando self-defense workshop, registration requested, 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 9, Grace Baptist Church, E-modular building, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Valencia. Info:

2011 Women’s Conference
College of the Canyons will host the 2011 Women’s Conference with a theme of “Real Women, Making Real Change,” includes keynote speaker and author Lisa Shannon and an opportunity to interact with female leaders of government, education, business, science, medicine, community service and family, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 9, $49 full conference, $24 keynote speaker only, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info:

Bridges to Ability Activities calendar
Bridges to Ability for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
Monday, April 11 — Anchors Aweigh hike day, 10 a.m., call for meeting place.
Monday, April 11 — Cooking Club, 6 p.m., Adult Day Healthcare Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Tuesday, April 12 — B21 Starz, dance-class practice, 5:30 p.m., location to be announced.
RSVP required: Chris at Bridges to Ability Foundation at  (661) 702-8555. Volunteer opportunities available.

Trigger-point massage workshop
Learn how to perform a trigger-point massage to relieve stress, improve blood flow and relax tight muscles, taught by Dr. Roger DeSesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, free, dinner from Italia will be provided, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 26, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

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.
Wednesday, April 13 — Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presents Dr. Devinder S. Kumar, anesthesiologist and pain specialist of Ulatime Pain Management in Valencia, who will discus the latest developments in pain management therapies.
Wednesday, April 20 — Members of the Professionals Helping Seniors Santa Clarita Alliance will hold a meet and greet special event. Learn about this diversified networking group of local businesses and  how each entity helps seniors.
Registered dietitian Lori Robinson will provide free blood sugar testing, 11 a.m.-noon, Supportive Services. Please refrain from eating/drinking at least four hours to test.
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held, Activity Room 6.

AARP driver safety program
Qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers, registration requested, 1-5 p.m., Friday, April 15 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Delta Kappa Gamma high tea
The Eta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for professional women educators, will host a high tea to raise money for scholarships for new educators in pursuit of graduate studies, Saturday, April 16. Info: (661) 259-8474.

Arakaki family benefit
Albertson’s will host a fundraiser to help offset the medical costs of Lisa Arakaki, who suffered a traumatic brain aneurism, funds raised will be used for Arakaki’s rehabilitation costs, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, Albertson’s, 27631 Bouquet Cyn. Road, Saugus. Event will include raffles, food and music; gift certificate and raffle donations gratefully accepted. Info: Kristen Paar at (661) 295-1060.

An evening of classic rock
Rock the night away with live music from The Convictions (Tim Pinch, Tim Baker, Robert Pierce and Bob Heller), all ages welcome, no cover, 5-8 p.m., Sunday April 17, Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info:

Republican Women Federated
Monthly meeting with guest speaker Nonie Darwish, author of “Now They Call Me Infidel” and “Cruel and Unusual Punishment,” 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 299-1934 or

Forget sheep, get to sleep
Learn 10 tips for getting a great night’s sleep, taught by Dr. Roger DeSesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, free, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Western music jam
Live music from John Bergstrom, Jason “Buck” Corbett, Gency Brown, Jerry & Glenda De Jong, Gene C. and other musicians, bring your instrument for impromptu jamming, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, El Trocadero Steakhouse, 24274 Main St., Newhall. Info:

Santa Clarita Street Fair
Monthly, family-friendly outdoor marketplace with arts, crafts and new merchandises from creative Santa Clarita Valley entrepreneurs, as well as gourmet food trucks. 8.a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 23, College of the Canyons, Lot 8 (adjacent to football field), 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia. Free parking and admission. Info:

Songwriter Juni Fisher
Close-up and personal evening of entertainment with songwriter Juni Fisher, 8 p.m., Friday, April 29, $25 donation includes light refreshments, Outwest Western Boutique, 24265 Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Reservations required. Info: (661) 255-7087.

Tumbling Tumbleweeds
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Mary Kaye return to Outwest for live country music performances, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30, $25 donation includes light refreshments, Outwest Western Boutique, 24265 Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Reservations required. Info: (661) 255-7087.


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