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Posted: March 18, 2008 11:51 p.m.
Updated: May 20, 2008 5:02 a.m.

Ongoing 'Wit' -
The Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall, will continue its 2008 Main stage season with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Wit," written by Margaret Edson and sponsored by the Serve Pro, through April 5. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $15 for students or seniors. Group rates are available. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For ticket purchases visit or call (661) 288-0000.

Today Relay For Life Team Captains Meeting -
Captains who have organized teams for the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life or those interested in forming a walking team for the 24-hour event this spring are invited to a team captain meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Valencia Hills Clubhouse. This year's Relay is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 31 to 9 a.m. June 1 at Central Park, and 84 teams have already signed up toward the committee's goal of 100 fundraising teams. This week's meeting will be the last time for teams to register for Relay camp sites for $75; after April 1, the registration fee goes up to $100. Online registration or information on this year's Relay is available at

COC Grant-Making Seminar -
College of the Canyons will host a free fundraising seminar, Meet the Grant Makers, on March 19 with fundraising experts Adrienne Wittenberg of the S. Mark Taper Foundation and Tony Newhall from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, who will share their foundations' funding priorities and grant-making guidelines. The seminar will be from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. A pre-seminar reception will be held at 9:30 a.m. For more information  or to RSVP, call (661) 362-3644 or e-mail Zuzevich at theresa.zuzevich@

Friday CTG Plays -
"Over the River and Through the Woods" plays March 21 - April 19 at the Canyon Theatre Guild. Performances are every Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances will be held at 1 p.m. beginning March 30. "A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" will also be presented by the Canyon Theatre Guild. The show opens on March 22, with Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. and Sunday twilight shows at 6:30 p.m. - through April 19. There will be a Sunday matinee on April 20 and no performance on Sunday, March 23. Tickets for both plays are $9-$11 for juniors and $11-$14 for adults. They are available by calling the Canyon Theatre Guild's box office at (661) 799-2702. The Canyon Theatre Guild is located at 24242 Main Street in Downtown Newhall.

March 29 Cirque du Shambala -
Run away with Tippi Herden to the circus at Shambala Preserve and witness a spectacle of aerial arts, then have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of participating yourself under the guidance of the professionals of Hollywood Aerial Arts. At this circus the animals are the spectators. Cirque du Shambala will be held on Saturday March 29 from at 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Shambala Preserve, 6867 Soledad Canyon Road in Action. $150 per person. For more information call (661) 268-0380 or visit

Silver Rose Ball -
In Valencia fourteen female high school seniors will be presented to society in grand style at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild's 22 Annual Silver Rose Debutante  Ball Saturday, March 29, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. Tickets for the gala event are available at $165 per person, with proceeds benefiting laboratory services at Henry Mayo Hospital, through the Henry Mayo Foundation office at (661) 253-8082 or e-mail:

LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities, will be hosting the following March events for registered clients: Wednesday March 26 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wellness Wednesday, Building Healthy Relationships,  North L.A. County Regional Center, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Sunday March 30 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Archery Class, Woodley Park. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information visit

WorkSource Workshops
WorkSource will offer free workshops at the Santa Clarita WorkSource center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. These are free to the public and all will be held from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Practice interviews March 24; Discover Career Advisement March 25; Networking Job Club on March 19; Interviewing on March 20; Resume on March 27. For more information and to sign up call (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

HMNMH March Events
March 20, 27 - First Weeks Breastfeeding Support Group - Led by lactation specialists, this support group provides a nurturing place where you can meet other breastfeeding mothers, discuss breastfeeding related issues and get needed assistance. Group meets each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., in the ARU Dining Room, Pavilion. $10 per person. Info (661) 253-8238. March 20, 27 - Maternity Tours - An informative tour designed to introduce expectant parents to the hospital's maternity services. The tours take place every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Please meet in the hospital's main lobby at 6:45 p.m. No registration is required for this free adult-only class. Info: (661) 253-8607. March 20 - Free Community CPR Class - The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR in adults and how to help an adult who is choking. Classes are one hour long and open to anyone who wants to learn CPR but does not need to be certified. Register (661) 253-8888. Free. March 20 - Tyke Hike - Children learn how to be a big brother or sister and how to behave safely around the newborn.  No reservations are necessary. Group meets from 3 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m. in the hospital, Greeley Room ABC. Register in lobby. Free. Info: (661) 253-8607.

Kids Cooking Campaign 2008
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency invites you to attend its 13th annual Kids' Cooking Campaign. All luncheons will be held in the Agency's "Central Kitchen," 25210 Anza Drive, in the Valencia Industrial Center at 11:45 a.m. The participating schools: Sulphur Springs Elementary, March 21; Charles Helmers Elementary, April 2; Mountainview Elementary, April 3. For more information and to RSVP call (661) 295-1574, x 103.

SCAA Special Events
On Monday March 21 a Santa Clarita Artists' Association Paint Out will be held at the College of the Canyons new Canyon Country Campus Amphitheater. The COC Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. The event runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. On April 21 Gerald Brommer, internationally renowned watercolorist, will be speaking and demonstrating his technique at the monthly meeting of the SCAA. You can browse his art at For more information visit or e-mail Dianne Foderaro at

Hart Cheerleading Tryouts & Meeting
Girls interested in trying out for the 2008-2009 Hart High School cheerleader team should attend a mandatory meeting with their parents on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hart cafeteria. The Hart cheer clinic & try-outs will be held from April 28 - May 2. For more information go to

Castaic District Golf Tournament
Golfers in the Santa Clarita area can hone their golf swings while supporting the Castaic School District's efforts to maintain high quality programs for students in the fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Vista Valencia Golf Course on April 4. The registration deadline is March 21, and players can register individually for $125 or $450 per four-player teams. Must be 18 and over. For more information call (661) 713-1970 or e-mail

Change Your Mind Change Your Future
This free seminar is given by Margaret MacDonald, M.D., an expert in applied neuroscience, on March 23 at 10:30 a.m. Explore ways to improve performance potential for persons with memory, learning and attention problems. RSVP for Newhall location to (661) 259-3704.

Boy Scouts Recruiting
Interested in a week of summer camp on Catalina Island? How about camping at the beach? All boys (and their parents) 11 - 17 years old who are interested in outdoor activities are invited to visit Boy Scout Troop 602 on March 25  7 p.m. The troop meets at Christ Lutheran Church located at 25815 North Tournament Rd. in Santa Clarita. Boys 7-years-old through 10-years-old can come and learn about Cub Scouting. For information contact Scoutmaster Jim Stotler at (661) 253-4304 or e-mail

A Night on the Diamond
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a kickoff event for its 37th annual Benefit, A Night on the Diamond, on March 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Newhall Park on the baseball diamond (behind the club). Former baseball players, including Kevin Malone, Eddie Murray and Bill Russel, will be present, as well the "Dodger Car #42" from L.A. Racing. Local ball players will be there as well. RSVP to

SCV Macintosh Users Group Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh User's Group monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Valencia Mac, 23333 Cinema Dr., #100. There will be a question and answer session, then Bento, the new personal data base application from FileMaker, will be demonstrated. For more information call 250-4149 or 252-3744 or visit the Web page

Alzheimer's and Dementia Talk
Join Avinash Gururaja, M.D., to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He is a family practitioner, on the medical staff at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. This event will take place on Wednesday March 26 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., at Santa Clarita Senior Center 22900 Market St., Newhall. For more information call (818) 847-4550.

An Evening with John Boston
Temple Beth Ami in Santa Clarita is presenting An Evening with John Boston on March 27 at 7 p.m. as an adult education program sponsored by the Marvin Silver Adult Education Fund. Fee $8 for Temple members ($10 for all others). For more information e-mail

Crawfish Bowl
The Newhall American Legion (24527 Spruce St.) will host its Crawfish Bowl on March 29, starting at 3 p.m. There will be corn on the cob, jambalaya, corn bread, T-shirt sales and raffles. The $12 tickets are on sale now. For information call (661) 259-7507.

Working Together for Safety
Explorer Insurance Company and the local CHP present Working Together for Safety. Is your child's car seat properly installed? Have your child's seat inspected by our local CHP certified technicians. It is free. This first child car seat event in going to take place on March 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Explorer Insurance Company, 28490 Ave. Stanford. For more information and to make an appointment call (800) 788-8984.

Zonta Job Skills Workshop for Women
Zonta Club presents a free hands-on workshop for women to improve their job search and job application and interviewing skills on Saturday March 29 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. The workshop is free but call to reserve space (661) 252-9351. For more information visit

Born to be Wild
The West Ranch Dance team, which consists of 20 girls, will present their annual Dance Show on Saturday March 29 at the West Ranch Gymnasium. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. The theme for this year's show is Born to be Wild. The dance team will present all the dances they completed with this season. Studios from this valley, including The Dance Experience, Elite Dance Studio, The Rage, Dance Studio 84, Star Dance Center, West Ranch Hip Hop team, Valencia and Hart High School dance teams will perform throughout the show as well. The show starts at 7 p.m. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket prior to the show, call Lisa at 714-9515.

Boys and Girls Club Evening of Magic
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley presents An Evening of Magic fundraiser on Saturday March 29. The local International Brotherhood of Magicians will offer two performances that day, with the doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for an hour of close-up magic, followed by a two-hour stage show (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The event will take place inside the Boys & Girls Club's gymnasium at 24909 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Price: $10. Tickets and Information: (661) 254-2582.

Community Forum
Long-time supporters of the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter, the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley have invited Tim Davis, executive director of the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation (SCCDC), to speak after their church services on Sunday, March 30. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This Sunday Forum is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. Davis will share the SCCDC's plans for serving Santa Clarita's homeless population in the coming year and will spell out the numerous ways local citizens may support these efforts. For more information visit or call (661) 254-7866.

Plein Air at Rancho Camulos
April 1 will be a Spring Plein Air Artist's Day at Rancho Camulos, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Artists are invited to spend the day at the museum to capture their impressions of the rancho on canvas, paper, film and other media. The $20 fee includes lunch and beverages. Call the museum at (805) 521-1501 for reservations and additional information.

Fly in a B-17
Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, returns to the sky locally in April. The B-17 will be available for flights in Lancaster (WJF airport) April 1-2 and in Van Nuys (VNY airport) April 18-20. For information visit

Women in Service Honors
Outstanding volunteers will be honored at the 2008 Women in Service Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley. This year's brunch will be held on Saturday, April 5, at Valencia Country Club. Zonta is accepting reservations from friends and supporters of the nominees to attend the event. For 24 years Zonta has been saluting outstanding local women with this program. Brunch is $30 per person and reservations are required. For more information go on-line at or call Karen Maleck-Whiteley at (661) 755-8354.

Movies to Talk About
Join Movies to Talk About on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of "Trashed," a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America - the garbage industry. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504 Lyons Ave., in Newhall. Sponsored as a community service by the Unitarian Universalist Church, the movie event is free and open to everyone. For information call (661) 254-7866.

SCV Quilt Guild Activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The following is a list of upcoming activities: April 10 - Claudia Blodget-Lye on Color May 8 - Sylvia Davis on Fabric Stash Reduction June 12 - Nancy Rink on Appliqué July 10 - Guild Auction Aug. 14 - Tammie Bowser on Quilted Photography Sept. 11 - Game Night Oct. 9 - Featuring Guild Member Nancy Mayer Nov. 13 - Jake Finch on 12 Steps to Recovering Money from Your Fabric Addiction. For information e-mail Adva Price at or visit the Web site at

Book Sale
Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley will host a book sale on Saturday April 12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. Presale only for members on Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For more information call (661) 251-2720.

Breakfast with the Gibbons
Have breakfast with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center, 19100 Esguerra Road in Santa Clarita on Saturday April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. View this endangered species of apes up close and hear their sounds. The special fundraising event includes a guided tour of the largest group of gibbons (small apes) in the Western Hemisphere (some with infants), a light vegan breakfast, a talk and question/answer session with founder Alan Mootnick, and a silent auction. Donation: age 18 and up $30, age 13-17 $15, age 3-12 $10, under 3 free. For more information or to pay on-line visit De Anne Joy at (661) 310-7981.

Fashion Show and Luncheon
Take a trip down memory lane during Henry Mayo Holiday Home Tour League's annual membership fashion show and luncheon at Newhall's Hart Park on April 15. Sponsored by Bank of Santa Clarita and L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the membership luncheon will feature The history of Fashion, a show produced and modeled by Goodwill Southern California Volunteer Services. Men's and women's fashions from the 1880s through the 1990s will be showcased and a catered lunch is included. This event will take place at Hart Park in Hart Hall, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. $25 per person. The Home Tour League is seeking volunteers for its December 2008 holiday event. For more information (661) 253-8082, or visit

Relay For Life
The second annual wine tasting benefiting the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life will take place on Saturday April 19 from 2 - 6 p.m. at 24071 Regents Park Circle, Valencia Summit (Arroyo Park/McBean Parkway). Donation: $25 per person, payable to the American Cancer Society. Wines will be provided and poured by Gallo, All corked Up, and Leona Valley Winery. There will be a gift basket silent auction, raffles and refreshments. Luminaria bags will also be available for $10. For more information on this event call (818) 554-9557 (days) or (661) 255-1392 (evenings). Additional information about Relay For Life can be found  at

Week of the Young Child
On April 19, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., celebrate the Week of the Young Child by treating your child - and yourself - to three hours of age-appropriate and stimulating interaction in the beautiful outdoor setting of the COC Valencia campus. This event is free to the public and all guests are welcome. For more information contact Wendy Ruiz at (661) 362-3510 or e-mail

Emergency Expo
The 16th annual city of Santa Clarita Emergency Expo will be held on Saturday, April 19 to promote disaster preparedness, response and awareness. The Expo will be at College of the Canyons in the parking lot areas adjacent to Valencia Boulevard, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. An early access hour for special needs families/individuals will start at 9 a.m. For more information call (661) 255-4965, or visit at


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