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Posted: April 8, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 8, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch


Saturday, April 14

Los Angeles County Household Harardous Waste (HHW) Roundup 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at College of the Canyons South Parking Lot, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. This one-day, drive-through HHW collection event for residents to drop off their household hazardous waste. There is a transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip. Free. Info:


Join Joel Cox, 2012 Walk of Western Stars honoree and Oscar-winning film editor of “Unforgiven and who has worked on the Western classics “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Pale Rider” and “The Wild Bunch” for an interactive Q&A discussion of his career in the film industry working with Clint Eastwood and Sam Peckinpah. A wine reception will precede the event, and proceeds will benefit The Cinema Program and the International Film Festival at College of the Canyons. Event will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Hasley Hall Theatre, College of the Canyons Valencia Campus. Tickets, $25 each, available at or call the Cowboy Festival ticket hotline at 661-250-3735


Saturday, April 21

Fourth annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction to benefit the SCV Youth Project will be held at Tournament Player’s Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Tickets $40 each. Register your cake for $25. Register your cake online. Info:


Sunday, April 22

The Knights of Columbus host an Italian dinner 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in Parish Hall at St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Chicken parmesan, spaghetti, salad and rolls. Costs $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children (no chicken). Wine, beer, soft drinks and dessert available for an additional charge. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Foundation. Info: John Springer at 661-904-6523.


Friday, April 27

How the West was Won Trap Shoot to benefit Carousel Ranch. No shooting experience necessary. Form a four-person team and enjoy a morning of trap shooting at Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. Info: Call 661-268-8010.


Sunday, April 29

The 12th annual Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Teabags Tea and Garden Tour will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The event will be held at the spectacular garden home of Sally Coss in Valencia. Perfect Mother’s Day present. Call Wendy 661-254-2350.


Saturday, May 19

Cowgirls and Crystals to benefit Carousel Ranch. 2 p.m. to dusk. Proceeds will be used to fund programs for therapy on horseback for disabled children and adults. Event will be held outdoors in the Western Town at the ranch, 34289 Rocking Horse Road, Agua Dulce. Included in the day’s upscale cowgirl fun is a gourmet barbecue, shopping, line dancing, horseback riding and ropinglessons. Info: or 661-268-8010.



Upcoming Events

Gently used clothing needed

Wayman Cleaners is collecting gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories such as purses to distribute to the homeless and low-income populations in and around the SCV. Clothes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Wayman Cleaners, 23120 Lyons Ave, Suite 15, New-hall. Info: 661-259-5857.


Castaic Lions Club  scholarship deadline

The Castaic Lions Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be offering the Lion Walt James Scholarship. To be eligible for the Lion Walt James Scholarship, students must be a resident of Castaic or Val Verde, and be a graduating senior in 2012. The Lion Walt James Scholarship Applications Packet must be postmarked on or before April 14. The Lion Walt James Scholarship Application may be downloaded from the Lions website located at


Low-cost spay & neuter services

AngelDogs Foundation provides low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats through its mobile clinic the first three Wednesdays of each month behind Backwoods Inn Restaurant, 17846 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Procedure includes vaccinations, microchip, pain medication and post-surgical cone. Info: 888-504-SPAY or


Hart Park Walk Club

Walking for Health, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Fridays, meet at Hart Park log cabin, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: 661-702-8953.


Placerita Canyon Nature Center

Free family nature walk and native live animal presentation, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., every Saturday. Docent-led bird walk every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. Blooms of the Season wildflower walk every fourth Saturday, 9:30 a.m.. Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, New-hall. Info: 661-259-7721, or


Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club

The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is a nonprofit organization and the focal point for all things Corvette locally. Monthly meetings are held at 7:30 p.m., first Thursday of every month at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Social meetings are held 6 p.m., third Thursday of every month at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:

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 for Cuban-style salsa dance

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


Farmers market at COC parking lot

The Santa Clarita Farmers Market is held every Sunday 8:30 a.m.-noon, College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. Info: 805-529-6266,


Veterans softball team seeks players

Want to play softball? A local team seeks active, reserve, guard, prior service and retired military to join. Info: Fred Malcomb at


Youth football registration open

Online registration for the Santa Clarita Wildcats youth football program is now open. SC Wildcats welcomes all players ages 6-14 who will be attending West Ranch, Hart and Valencia high schools, or live in the Castaic area. Complete and submit forms at


Cheer team registration open

Online registration for the Santa Clarita Wildcats cheer program. All girls ages 5-16 are eligible to join. Cheer team is trained by West Ranch High School cheerleaders. Complete and submit forms at


Special exhibit at Hart Museum

The William S. Hart Museum will host an exhibit featuring objects in the Natural History Museum and Hart Museum relevant to two Academy Award Best Picture nominees, “Hugo” and “The Artist,” through June 3. Learn about the costumes, film props, equipment and historical artifacts used in both films. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with tours every half-hour. Free admission. William S. Hart Museum is located at 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: 661-254-4584.


Fitness walk and seminar series

College of the Canyons’ Student Nutrition Advocates encourage leading a healthy lifestyle with the launch of its free Body, Mind, Wellness (BMW) Fitness Walk and Seminar Series. Schedule is as follows:

April 12 Canyon Country Campus educational fitness walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 19 Fitness Myths and Truths seminar, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Boykin Hall, Room 105

College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia; Canyon Country campus is at 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Info:


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. The club is made up of people with ponds or those building a pond who want to share ideas and experiences. Info: 661-259-6437 or 661-296-9252.


Single Mothers Outreach sells pins

Single Mothers Outreach  is selling custom-designed pins to honor mothers for Mother’s Day. Residents are also invited to purchase pins to donate to SMO parents as a Mother’s Day gift. Pins cost $25 each and may be purchased at Fresh Boutique, 24419 Walnut St., Newhall; La Via Bella at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24300 Town Center Drive, Suit 106, Valencia; and through SMO’s website at


Sunshine Garden Club meeting

The Sunshine Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The next meeting is set for April 10. Sima, 661-733-8838 for details and location.


Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Rho

DKG Society, an international society which promotes professional and personal growth for women educators, hosts its monthly meeting 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Valencia Wine Company, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia.  Info: 661-259-8474.


NAMI Family-to-Family support

A 12-week support and education program meeting Wednesdays, April 11-June 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Covers the many aspects regarding serious mental illnesses, hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness — San Fernando Valley. Free. Info: 661-360-8002.


Free lecture on melanoma at AVH

Antelope Valley Hospital hosts a free community health lecture on melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and causes the majority of deaths related to skin cancer, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., fourth floor, conference room 15, Lancaster. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. RSVP with your name, phone number and number of guests to 661-726-6499 or


Gardening Club of Santa Clarita

Love to garden and want to meet new friends? The Gardening Club of Santa Clarita hosts a general meeting the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be held Thursday, April 12. Call for location. Info: Kathy Phillips at 661-259-9845 or Diane Benjamin at 661-250-8345,


VIA monthly luncheon at Valencia Club

The winning student teams of the 2012 VIA STAR contest present their winning projects 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. RSVP on or before April 12. Costs $45 for members, $50 for guests. Info: 661-294-8088 or


‘Samsara’ at Cal Arts Theater in L.A.

The world premiere of the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, featuring robotic instruments playing musical interpretations of traditional Indian fables and human performers, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles. Info: REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800,


Artist reception for Sandy Fisher at CTG

Artist reception for watercolor artist Sandy Fisher, whose work is on display at Canyon Theatre Guild through May 3. Meet and discuss her work, and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a small original painting 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 24242 Main St., Newhall. Inquiries for personal tours accepted. Info: 661-618-0939.


VHS band and color guard yard sale

Valencia High School’s marching band and color guard host a yard sale fundraiser 6-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at Albertsons, 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Donations to be sold are accepted between 5-7 a.m. Info: Pam Bugbee at 805-341-4531.


Einstein Academy spring boutique

Shop for fine art, jewelry, clothing and more at Albert Einstein Academy’s spring boutique, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 28141 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Santa Clarita. Free admission.


Earth/Arbor Day Santa Clarita festival

The city of Santa Clarita hosts a festival celebrating Earth Arbor Day. Learn about water conservation, alternative transportation and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Kid-friendly entertainment and activities available. Free.Info:


Disney characters at store grand opening

Grand opening ceremonies 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, for the Disney Store. First 500 guests will receive a free gift. Noon–4 p.m. Meet and greet with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie on Level Two, The Patios in the Children’s Wing. Bring your camera. Characters alternate every 30 minutes. Disney Store at The Patios, Children’s Wing, Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia.


‘Pride in the Lake Day’ at Castaic Lake

The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a “Pride in the Lake Day” the second Saturday of every month (this month April 14). Meet at the boat ramp at the Castaic lagoon at 9 a.m. and pick up trash until 11 a.m., followed by free hot dogs and chips for volunteers. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Groups and school community service students who need hours welcome. Info:


Republican Women Federated meeting

Monthly meeting of Republican Women Federated featuring California State Assembly candidates who will address members and guests, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at The Paseo Club, 27640 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Lunch and program $20 members, $25 nonmembers. RSVP requested. Info:,


Job fairs at College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons hosts two free job fairs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Student Center at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 in the Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater, 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Attendees should dress in business wear, bring copies of their resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews. Info: 661-362-3286.


Newcomers and Friends Coffee Corner

Ladies, are you new to SCV or in a new place in life? Join us for “Coffee Corner” 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19. Learn about activities, luncheons, trips. Contact: 661-296-0872 or 661-254-0205.


Santa Clarita Elementary carnival

Santa Clarita Elementary School’s spring carnival and fundraiser, themed “Reach for the Stars,” is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 27177 Seco Canyon Road, Saugus. Free. Info: 661-297-8845.

Youth orchestra at COC Valencia PAC

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra’s beginner group Prelude Strings and Winds, Intermediate Orchestra, and Symphony of the Canyons perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $5-10. Info:


Spa day fundraiser for Hadassah

Women’s organization Hadassah Kolot Nashim hosts a spa day fundraiser with vendors, mini-services for a fee and more, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Costs $10 at the door; raffle tickets cost $5 for two, $10 for five. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages provided. Proceeds benefit Children at Risk. Info:, 661-252-0650.


Autoimmune disease support

The SCV Arthritis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets  2-4 p.m., the fourth Sunday of the month (April 22) at American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. This group is for individuals with any form of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. Info:


Free private self-defense classes

Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios offers free, private 20-minute self defense classes on the last Saturday of each month (April 28) at 25844 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call 661-414-9070 to reserve a spot.


Reiki level two class with Joan Darlene

Reiki Level Two Class with Joan Darlene Reiki Master Teacher will be held Sunday April 29. Class to be held at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call for details and reservations 805-338-7040 space is limited.


Manga Club meets at Barnes & Noble

The Manga Club invites everyone interested in manga, comic books written and drawn in the Japanese style, to meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the community room at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Next meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday,  May 1, 661-254-6604.


Zonta golf tournament

Sponsorships, foursome and individual player reservations are now available for the seventh annual golf tournament sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, Monday, May 21 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Sponsorships and individual golfers and foursome registered and paid by April 30 qualify for early bird prices. Info:


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