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Posted: March 15, 2009 1:16 a.m.
Updated: March 15, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

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.

LETMESAIL March calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following March events for registered clients:
March 16 - Cooking Club - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
March 17 - 7 p.m. to 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. to 7 p.m. - Hang Loose: Bowl Your Hearts Out Bowling Night - Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Avenue.
Info: RSVP required (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Visit www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club meeting
Guests welcome at general meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Topic: Story Time. Members will bring some of their rock and gem finds to the meeting and tell the stories of where and how they found them, and how they worked with them. Learn about mineralogy, lapidary, geology, paleontology and related subjects. Clubhouse of Greenbrier Mobile Estates EAST, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. www.sierrapelona.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.

Academy of the Canyons info
Academy of the Canyons will hold an informational meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at College of the Canyons Cafeteria, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia, eighth grade students and their parents who are interested in learning more about AOC for the Fall 2009 semester should attend. Info: (661) 362-3056, www.academyofthecanyons.com.

Workplace violence prevention
City of Santa Clarita Sheriff's Business Alliance will host a Workplace Violence Prevention seminar and lunch 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at City Hall, Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 286-4071, www.scvsheriff.com.

MOMS Club open house
The MOMS Club of Saugus will host an open house for stay-at-home mothers 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the Central Park Playground, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. MOMS Club is a nonprofit group offering support and friendship for stay-at-home mothers. Info: Jaci Hoffman, (661) 297-3692.

Yiddish Theatre and comedy
Professor Leigh Kennicott will discuss the impact of Yiddish Theatre on the history of comedy 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. The discussion will include archived video. Info: (661) 255-6410.

Real estate fraud prevention lunch
The City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Division will host a real estate fraud prevention seminar and lunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at City Hall, Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. This seminar, designed for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and title and escrow professionals, will address methods to prevent and detect real estate fraud in commercial and residential transactions. Info: (661) 286-4071.

Exit Realty's Gallery Night
Exit Realty will host Gallery Night 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at their offices, 23734 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 307, Valencia. The event will include artwork from Fine Art and Soul, musical performances, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Info and RSVP: (661) 254-3948.

Audra Strickland to visit SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the California Republican Assembly will host California State Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, representing the 37th Assembly District 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch.
The meeting is open to the public and dinner is $11. RSVP Michael Hildebrand at michael216@earthlink.net or (661) 373-9387.

Hart High AP information
Hart High will hold its Advanced Placement Program 2009-2010 information night 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Hart High Cafeteria, Hart High School, 24825 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Parents and students interested in the Advanced Placement Program can obtain an application at the meeting. Info: (661) 259-7575.

Life Forward workshop
SCV Zonta will host a "Life Forward" workshop to help women enhance their interpersonal relationship skills and learn about nutrition and wellness 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. Info: (661) 252-9731, www.scvzonta.org.

Whole Foods used book drive
Used books, collected at Whole Foods Market, will be sold to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Whole Foods, 24130 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. Used books of all varieties will be sold for $1. Info: (661) 260-2377 ext. 210.

Night of world music and jazz
The William S. Hart Museum will host Joe Piccolo, world music and jazz musician 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the William S. Hart Museum, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Tickets are $10 and should be reserved beforehand. Info: (661) 254-4584, www.hartmuseum.org.

Towsley Canyon bird hike
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will host a hike highlighting the birds of Towsley Canyon 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road. Beginners are welcome but should bring binoculars. Info: (310) 858-7272 ext. 115, www.lamountains.com.

Elsmere Canyon wildflower hike
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will host a hike highlighting the wildflowers of Elsmere Canyon 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Whitney Canyon, 20303 N. San Fernando Road, Santa Clarita. Info: (310) 858-7272 ext. 115, www.lamountains.com.

SCV Showcase
The SCV Songwriter and Composers Circle will host its next Artist Showcase 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Peet's Coffee and Tea House, 27047 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Performances will feature local musicians. Info: www.myspace.com/scvsongcircle.

Grandmothers for Peace vigil
The Santa Clarita Grandmothers for Peace will host a vigil 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the corner of Mc Bean Parkway and Valencia Blvd., in Valencia in conjunction with the national commemoration of six years of war in Iraq.

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 includes reserved seating and 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.

Landscaping class at CLWA
Castaic Lake Water Agency will host a landscaping education class 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Topics will include annuals, perennials and turf substitutes for the Santa Clarita Valley. Info: (661) 513-1230, www.clwa.org.

Volunteer senior peer counseling
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will begin training volunteer peer counselors 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21; Saturday, March 28 and; Saturday, April 4 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Info: SuzAnn Nelsen, (661) 255-1588.

Holm at Christian music concert
Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road, Newhall, will host Dallas Holm, Christian music artist 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22. Holm is a Grammy-nominated Christian music singer/songwriter. Info: (661) 259-5272, www.newnaz.org.

Pysanky-making at St. Stephens
St. Stephens Episcopal Church will hold its 3rd Annual Pysanky making demonstration 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Spurling Hall, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita. Pysanky are traditional Ukrainian painted Easter eggs. Info: (661) 259-5479.

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.
Today - 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 eighth 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.
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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