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Posted: October 18, 2008 9:12 p.m.
Updated: December 20, 2008 5:00 a.m.
It's now less than two weeks until Halloween ... though with the recent ups and downs on Wall Street it seems we've had plenty of scary stuff to keep us awake at night!

The Wine Affair
What better way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon than sipping fine wines, sampling tasty delights, and browsing retailer wares, all while listening to great music and supporting a good cause? The Soroptimist Club International of Greater Santa Clarita hopes you'll join them for the inaugural "The Wine Affair ... Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds" today from 1 to 5 p.m. along Town Center Drive in Valencia. There's an impressive line-up of restaurants, retailers and wine bars participating in this debut event. Admission is $50 and proceeds will help support breast cancer awareness and the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center. Head over to Town Center Drive and find the helpful Soroptimists who will be happy to sell you a ticket to the event.

McKenna & Greene hosts shopping
McKenna & Greene, 27951 Seco Canyon Road (at Copperhill Drive) in Saugus, will host "Charity Shopping Days" through the end of the month. McKenna & Greene, which specializes in unique finds for your home and garden, will host the event in honor of its two year anniversary. Among the nonprofits benefiting will be Circle of Hope, Carousel Ranch and the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild. Just mention your favorite charity at checkout. (661) 296-0935.

Teen-parent support group hosts speaker
If you are concerned about your teen the ACTION parent and teen support program, will host a lecture on the signs and symptoms of addiction 7 p.m. Tuesday. Certified Addiction Specialist Bob Sharits, who is an experienced addiction counselor will include in his talk an overview of what drugs are currently popular for today's teens and what parents need to know about today's teen drug culture. The meeting will be held at Saugus High School located at 21900 Centurion Way in Saugus. ACTION meets in the Q building on the west end of the campus. For information about ACTION Parent & Teen Support Group meetings held Tuesday nights at Saugus High School, call the ACTION Hotline at 1-800-For-Teens or (661) 713-3006.

Goddess charity night at Balance Point
I enjoy being pampered and Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, is the place. Visit the spa 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday for mini spa services, fun refreshments and raffles to benefit Circle of Hope. For information call (661) 252-0650.

Garage sale and Food Pantry collection
Cynthia and Melissa Conmay of Re/max of Santa Clarita will host the Stonecrest Mountain View East Neighborhood Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the garage sale food donations are being sought to benefit the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. Directions: State Rte 14 to Sand Canyon, turn left to Soledad Canyon Road and turn right. Take Soledad to Shadow Pines turn left and right on Begonias. You can also follow Soledad Canyon Road to Mammoth Lane and follow signs into tract. The collection boxes will be on the corner of Hidden Oak and Edgeview Place with the cross street of Grandiflores ... follow signs.


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