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Posted: March 8, 2009 1:21 a.m.
Updated: March 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Rose Society meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will hold its next meeting at 2:30 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. The Greenwood family will be the featured speakers.

SCV Computer Club meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street. Rich Jaffke will demonstrate Directory Opus, an alternative to Windows Explorer. David Harris will talk about Portable Emergency Medical Records, as well as a presentation on "Milestones in the History of Personal Computers." Arnie Kazdoy will demonstrate Windows 7. Info: (661) 252-8852, scvcomputerclub@gmail.com, www.scvpcg.org.

Lenten Fish Fry at St. Clare's Church
St. Clare's Catholic Church will host its annual Lenten Fish Fry each Friday through April 3. Serving hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the SCV Food Pantry, St. Francis Counseling Center and other local charities. 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.

Health and Wellness screenings
Blood pressure: Provided by registered nurses, free blood pressure checks are administered every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to noon: Free hearing screenings by Audiology Associates.
Wednesday - 11 a.m. to noon: Registered Dietitian Lori Robinson provides free glucose testing.
All clinics will be held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, in Activity Roo­m 3 (site of Adult Day Care Center).
Info: (661) 255-1588, dsevanian@scvsc.org.

New classes at the Senior Center
Two new activities will be held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in room A1.
Mah Jongg - Lorraine Fukumoto and Lori Gilbert will teach Mah Jongg classes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m Mondays. Info: (661) 254-2840, lorrie41@aol.com.
Chess Club - The Chess Club will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m Fridays.

Tax help available at Senior Center
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to complete and file income taxes for seniors at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons through April 15. Appointments are necessary. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Farmer's Market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. Info: (805) 529-6266, www.vccfarmersmarket.com.

Republican Women meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. March 17 at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Mayor Frank Ferry will be a special guest speaker. Info: (661) 299-1834, (661) 253-4588.

Valencia Library book club
The Valencia Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month in the community room at the library 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 3: "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult

John Boston to hold lecture series
John Boston and the SCV Historical Society will be offering a 10-week lecture series on the history of the Santa Clarita Valley beginning in March or early April. Info: (661) 254-1275, www.scvhs.org.

Man and Woman of the Year
Nomination applications are available for the Santa Clarita 2009 Man and Woman of the Year. The award honors men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service to the Santa Clarita Valley area. The winners will be announced at a recognition dinner May 8 at the Hyatt Valencia. All applications must be submitted by a nonprofit organization by Friday. Info: www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com, (661) 298-1220.

Boy and Girl Scout Dodger game
Girl Scout Troop 8882 is organizing a Boy Scout/Girl Scout Family Dodger game at 12:40 p.m. May 9. Scouts who attend the game will have a chance to present the flags during the national anthem. Tickets are $15. Info: (661) 288-2126, LTFAN98@aol.com.

Hart cheer try-out meeting
Hart High School Spirit Club will hold an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hart High School cafeteria for those interested in being part of the 2009-10 Hart cheerleading team. Meeting is mandatory for parents and students who want to try out. Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave. Info: lparra@hartdistrict.org, www.harths.org.

Sierra Hillbillies St. Patrick's Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will host its monthly dance on Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. This will be our St. Patrick's Dance with Cindy Mower cueing round dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. Cindy will be alternating with Dennis Mineau, who will be calling square dancing beginning at 8:00 p.m. Info: Joanne, (661) 250-8828, www.sierrahillbillies.org.

Search and Rescue's ‘12 Weeks, 12 Hikes'
The Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team will hold the "12 Weeks, 12 Hikes" challenge from March 15 through May 31. Adult registration is $50. Info: www.scvrescue.com.

Santa Clarita Track Club meeting
Santa Clarita Track Club is accepting sign-ups for the 2009 youth track and field season. Team membership is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16. Athletes may not be members of a high school track team. Practices will begin in March. Meets are held on Saturdays from March 28 through May 17. Info: (661) 755-6197, www.runstorm.org.

New youth football team
The Saugus Spartan Youth Football team is looking for members. Cost is $490. Age and weight restrictions apply. Practices and home games will be held at Saugus High School. Info: jdwatkins3@hotmail.com.

Travel Club meets at Barnes and Noble
The Travel Club of Santa Clarita meets 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free gathering of people who want to learn about travel. People share their international and domestic travels with pictures and dialog. Info: Gwen, (661) 252-5806.

Winter fitness for seniors
The Bouquet Canyon Seniors Apartment complex will host a new 50+ fitness program with ACE certified fitness trainer Linda Bennett on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday - 8:45 a.m. - Line dance class.
Thursday - 8:45 a.m. - Chair pilates class.
26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. $5 per class for seniors 60 and over, $6 per class for non-seniors. Info: (661) 993-3969 or (661) 259-9444.

‘Toastmaster' public speaking group
The "Specialty Toastmaster Club" meets every other Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Specialty Labs' Theater at 27027 Tourney Road. Meetings are for people who want to learn, practice and improve public speaking skills. Info: (661) 210-2435.

Sports Club meeting
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info: www.ccscsports.org, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.

LETMESAIL March Calendar
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:
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - Anchors Aweigh Hike Day, Rice Canyon. Please call LMS office for meeting location.
Wednesday - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. - Anchors Aweigh Community Service Day, Hunger Defense Fund, 26450 Reuther Avenue.
Friday - Bunko Night - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
March 16 - Cooking Club - 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
March 17 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Art Experience: Burst into Spring Flower Pots - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
March 21 - 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. - Hang Loose: Bowl Your Hearts Out Bowling Night - Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Avenue.
March 23 - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - LMS Drama Club - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
March 25 - Anchors Aweigh: Wellness Wednesday Restful Hearts - Regional Center 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100
March 26 - Tae Bo Exercise Class - 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B.
March 30 - LMS Drama Club - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

AT&T Golf seeks ‘Classic' volunteers
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for volunteers to participate in the 2009 AT&T Champions Golf Classic at the Valencia Country Club March 9-15. Info: www.attchampionsclassic.com.

Saugus High Cheer Clinic
The Saugus High School Cheer Clinic for K-8th grade students will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Learn all about cheering with the Saugus High School Cheerleaders in the Saugus High Gym. $30 if registered by March 10, $35 for late or walk in registrations. Info: Shari Ramsey, (661) 297-5134

First Presbyterian Church yard sale
The First Presbyterian Church in Newhall will hold its spring yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon March 14 on the church's front lawn, 24317 N. Newhall Ave. Info: (661) 259-0555.

Math/Science conference
The SCV branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor the 10th annual Math/Science Conference for seventh and eighth grade girls from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21 at Golden Valley High School. $10. Info: (661) 254-2403.

Distinguished Speaker Series
Congregation Beth Shalom will host talk/radio personality Bill Handel at 8 p.m. March 21. General seating tickets are $40. Patron Package tickets, which include reserved seating and exclusive wine and cheese reception, are $90. 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. Info: (661) 254-2411.

Slam and Jam basketball tourney
The Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley will hold a "Slam and Jam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament" March 21 at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex. $140 per team. Info: (661) 253-2121, santaclarita@sosc.org.

Small business bailout clinic
The Courtyard by Marriott in Santa Clarita will host a small business bailout clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 27. 28523 Westinghouse Place, Santa Clarita. Info: Connie Sparks, (661) 208-8229.

Zonta Club will honor volunteers
Zonta Club of SCV will honor outstanding volunteers at the 2009 Women In Service Celebration brunch March 28 at Robinson Ranch Clubhouse. $30 per person. Reservations are required. Nominate a local nonprofit volunteer by visiting www.scvzonta.org and clicking on ‘Events.' Info: (661) 252-9351.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
April 18-19
May 23-24
June 20-21
July 18-19
Aug. 22-23
Sept. 19-20
Oct. 17-18
Nov. 14-15
Dec. 12-13
Learn proper shooting techniques and more at this family-friendly event. The Wes Thompson Piru Rifle Range is located at 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040. Info: www.appleseedinfo.org.

Walk for Hope 5K
Circle of Hope will host the fifth annual Walk for Hope 5K April 18. Event includes the People's Choice Car Show, vendors, and dogs available to adoption. Info: www.circleofhopeinc.org, (661) 254-5218.

Presentation at COC
College of the Canyons will host "Busology: Standing Behind the Yellow Line" at 7 p.m. April 29. Presentation will be held on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC. Info: (661) 362-5604.

Valencia Library events
The Valencia Library will host various events at the Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 Valencia Blvd. Info: (661) 259-8942, syamamoto@library.lacounty.gov.
March 15 - 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Jacqueline Berger will share her knowledge on America's First Ladies and their roles in history.
April 16 - 7 p.m.-8 p.m. - William Clark presents "Shakespeare in Song" combining his musical skills with the sonnets of Shakespeare.
April 18 - 11 a.m. - Doug Miller presents an informative discussion on how to get started researching your families genealogy.
April 18 - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - A.J. Currado will teach a watercolor workshop focusing on basic technique and color theory.
April 19 - 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Simi Advani will teach a Yoga Laughter class, focusing on simple laughter techniques and deep breathing for relaxation.

"Fight it 5K" race and walk-a-thon
The eight annual "Fight it! 5K" race and walk-a-thon will be held at 8 a.m. May 16. Event raises funds for the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. Registration prices vary. Info: www.fightit5k.com, www.bmcf.net, (818) 535-5616.

Jewish Food Festival
Temple Beth Ami will host a Jewish Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Bridgeport Marketplace, at the corner of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Info: (661) 296-0552.

SCV Healthy Baby Expo
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host the 2009 SCV Healthy Baby Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 on the hospital campus, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Event is free. Info: www.henrymayo.com, (661) 253-8000.

Parents With Addicts group
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday night at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room #1 on the second floor. Adults only. Info: (661) 296-1939.

Tesoro walk club meets twice weekly
The Tesoro walk club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Men of Harmony meet in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the community room of the Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street. Info: (661) 259-6109, www.scvmenofharmony.com.

Narcotics Anonymous
If you believe you have a drug problem Santa Clarita Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Info: (661) 299-5599 for referral.

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Assistance League meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Assistance League operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main Street in Newhall. Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: (661) 255-1991.

Antique and collectors fair
Antique and collectors fair will be held on the last Sunday of every month, starting at 8 a.m. at COC, Parking Lot 8.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road, #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Info: (661) 251-5144.

Duplicate bridge game in Castaic
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall. Info: (661) 803-2266.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Annual dues are $25.
March 12 - Guest speaker quilter Lyn Mann
June 11 - Speaker/designer Rob Appel from Cotton Ball quilt shop
July 9 - Guild auction
Aug. 13 - Game night
Nov. 12 - Guest speaker Alicia about batting
Dec. 10 - Guild holiday party

Rancho Camulos Museum
Docent-led public and group tours are offered by appointment year-round. Suggested donation, $5/adults, $3/children and students. Info: (805) 521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.

Vasquez Rocks programs
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a variety of events at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce.
Birds of Prey Presentation - The first Sunday of every month, at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Ranger Guided Hikes - The second, third and fourth Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Beginners' Hike - Easy hike through the park, approximately one hour. Meet at the park office. Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Info: (661) 268-0840.

Wildlife Waystation orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Info: (818) 899-5201, www.WildlifeWaystation.org.

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. Info: (661) 259-6437, www.SantaClaritaKoiClub.com.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center kicks off its annual Volunteer-Naturalist Training program Jan. 13. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 27 with a graduation dinner planned for March 28. 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 252-6197.

Come sing the oldies
Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-3321.

Pride in the Lake
Staff and volunteers remove litter and landscape different areas of Castaic Lake from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Bring gloves and equipment. Info: (661) 257-5034.

Antique Auto Club meets in Saugus
The SCV antique auto club will meet at 7:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. Info: caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net, (661) 259-3570.

Overeaters Anonymous
Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road., Valencia.
Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Thursday 7 p.m. "The Cocoon," 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Saturday 9.30 a.m., "The Cocoon" 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Info: (661) 252-3762.

Bereavement group to meet
Bereavement groups meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. Info: (818) 895-8000.

SCV songwriter circle meeting
Musician networking and song sharing circle meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Peet's Coffee and Tea House, 27047 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Info: www.myspace.com/scvsongcircle.

SC Amateur Radio Club
The Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club welcomes amateurs and non-HAMs at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Club members volunteer for L.A. County Disaster Communications Services, DCS, and the city emergency radio services. Info: f001@lacds.com, www.w6jw.org.

Vietnam era veterans
"Lost Patrol" serves Vietnam era veterans and their families in Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys. Join us on the third Sunday of each month at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 27510 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, at 11 a.m. Info: (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

weSPARK cancer support
Monday:
n In-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 11 a.m.
n Children Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore and Sharon Earle, begins at 4 p.m.
n Post-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 6 p.m.
n Restorative Yoga class, facilitated by Melisa Morgan, starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
n Integrative Yoga class, facilitated by Susie Jacobson, starts at 9:30 a.m.
n Metastatc Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, takes place at 11 a.m.
n Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, meets at 6 p.m.
Thursday:
n Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, starts at 11 a.m.
n Grief Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, starts at 6 p.m.
Friday:
n Gentle Yoga class starts at 10 a.m.
All meetings take place at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507. Info: (661) 288-2322.

Hospice volunteers needed
Procare Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Training classes beginning soon. Info: (818) 895-8000.

Sports Club meets first Tuesdays
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callender's on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia at 7 p.m. A brief meeting is followed by a social hour. The club is open to anyone 21 or older. Activities include snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wake boarding, bicycling, air chairing, bowling, theater outings and more. Info: (661) 255 8873 or www.CCSC.org.

MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) of Stevenson Ranch is a nonprofit organization open to all mothers living in Stevenson Ranch. The group offers weekly playgroups and monthly activities including mom's night out, field trips, coffee talks and park dates. Info: Melissa.W.Kau-2@umn.edu.

MOMS Club of Saugus
The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms to its open house from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18 near the playground at Central Park. Info: www.momsclub.org, saugusmoms@yahoo.com.

Men's health at SDFHC
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. reminds the community that it offers targeted health care services for men, including diabetes treatment, preventative health care treatment for heart disease and stroke, and counseling/support for smoking cessation. SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley - Canyon Country Health Center (661) 424-1220, Val Verde Health Center (661) 257-4008, and Newhall Health Center (661) 291-1777 - as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services - physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning - to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered.

ACA meeting
The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets Fridays noon-1 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 607-2114.

DRA meeting
Duel Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step group for people who recognize they have mental health as well as substance abuse issues, meets Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 406-2003.

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