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Posted: April 28, 2008 6:05 p.m.
Updated: June 27, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
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Ongoing
'Necessary Targets' - The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series with "Necessary Targets" through May 3. The theater is located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets visit www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.

Upcoming
Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert
Produced by the Hart District's Yes I Can students, Summer Meltdown 2008 is set for Saturday, May 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at Golden Valley High School in Canyon Country. The lineup: Trapt, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, The Craze, Guilt by Association, Conjob, Un:Armed, Mission Black, Cry Havoc, Surface Rising, Maxwell Smart and Renfue. Plenty of food, sponsor freebies and local rock. All ages welcome. Admission: $10 in advance ($20 at the door). Proceeds go to the Yes I Can program. For information and tickets visit www.summermeltdown2008.com or call (661) 298-8140 ext. 1414.

Dancing in Paradise
The Hart High School Dance Team will present their annual dance show, Dancing in Paradise, on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3 in the Hart High gym. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Several local dance studios and school dance performance teams will also be showcased. Admission is $10. For information contact Dru Devenport at (661) 253-4197.

Relay For Life Seeks Participants/Teams
The annual Relay For Life walk-a-thon, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, is seeking individual participants and teams for the event, as well as sponsors and donations. This year's event will be held at Central Park May 31 - June 1. For information visit www.scvrelay.org or e-mail info@scvrelay.org.

Appreciation Days 2008
Santa Clarita Valley Appreciation Days 2008 will be held at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor on May 3 and 4. The Valencia theme park makes 4,000 tickets to Hurricane Harbor available to schools and non-profit organizations at $3 each, which the organizations sell to the public at $10 each. This is still a significant savings over the regular admission price (up to $19.99 per person) - and serves as a fundraiser for these organizations. Organizations currently selling these tickets to the public at $10 are: SCV Boys and Girls Club; Santa Clarita Community Center; Wiley Canyon PTA; Sky Blue Mesa PTA; Santa Clarita Elementary PTC; Placerita Junior High; Single Mothers Outreach; Canyon High School; Lutheran Social Services; High Desert Hawks Booster Club; Child and Family Center; Girl Scouts; Castaic Middle School; Michael Hoefflin Foundation; AYSO Region 677.

Health Fair Volunteers Needed
One of the healthcare bargains of the year is scheduled for Saturday, May 10. The Santa Clarita Valley Community Health Fair Expo will offer free and low-cost health care screenings and information for adults 18 and over. Volunteers are needed to help with registration for this event, which takes place at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., from 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call Jackie Reibsaman at
(661) 259-9555, ext. 131.

Sierra Club Events
Bear Drive to Walker Ranch Sunday April 27. Moderate nine mile, 1,000 gain, 1,500 foot loss along ridge between San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys. Twenty minutes to trailhead. Meet at 9 a.m. at Walker Ranch entrance to Placerita Country Park. Leaders: Dave Morrow (254-5245), Ed Benison (254-7517).

LETMESAIL April Activities
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following April events for registered
clients:
Sunday April 27, Arthritis Walk, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Bridgeport Park 23520 Bridgeport Lane.
Monday, April 28, Snap Flag Football Pick Up Games, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., at College of the Canyons (upper field below the gym).
Volunteer opportunities are available. RSVP required by calling Kristel at (661) 702-8555, or e-mail at letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. For more information visit: www.letmesail.org.
LETMESAIL May Activities
LETMESAIL (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following May events for registered
clients:
Saturday May 3, 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., L.A. Avengers indoor arena football game at the Staples Center.
Tuesday May 6 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Film Production Class at 24623 Walnut Street, Newhall.
For all the events RSVP required by calling Kristel at LETMESAIL (661)
702-8555 or e-mail letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. For more information visit www.letmesail.org.

WorkSource Workshops
A free Practice Interviewing workshop will be held on Monday April 28 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road # 25, Santa Clarita. Reservations are necessary. For more information or reservation call (661) 424-1062 ext. 10.

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. Upcoming: May 8 - Sylvia Davis on Fabric Stash Reduction For information e-mail Adva Price at adva_p@yahoo.com or visit the Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org.

Singer/Songwriters Share Music
The Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley will enjoy the music of Kim Acuna on May 25. Unitarian Universalist church services are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. For directions and further information, visit www.UUofSCV.org or call (661) 254-7866.

School and Business Alliance Events
The SCV School and Business Alliance offers several exciting opportunities for you to help prepare Santa Clarita Valley students for their future, and at the same time grow your future workforce.
May 10 - Monopoly Mania 4 - join us for a gala evening of games, food and fun as we raise money for school-to-career programs. Please visit the Web site for additional information at www.scvalliance.org.

Dia de los Libros
The County of Los Angeles Public Library celebrates Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros, a nationwide celebration that brings together children, books, languages and cultures. This annual celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The celebration will be at held Newhall Library on Monday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more information call Kelly Behle at (661) 259-0750, or visit www.colapublib.org.

Salt Creek Fundraiser for Transplant Games
Salt Greek Grille will donate 10 percent of its proceeds on Sunday April 27 to support the 2008 U.S. Transplant Games, which will be held July 11- 16 in Pittsburgh. The funds will help provide scholarships to the national Transplant Games and inspire people to support life-saving organ and tissue donation. On April 27 the Salt Creek Grille will serve a sumptuous buffet brunch beginning at 10 a.m. and dinner starting at 4 p.m. The restaurant is located at 24415 Town Center Dr. in Valencia. For more information call (661) 222-9999 or visit www.saltcreekgrille.com.

Golf Happy Hour
Women golfers in the Santa Clarita Valley will network for business, golf and charity during the Women On Course Happy Hour to be held on Tuesday April 29, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Roast House on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. Admission is $15 for Women On Course members and $30 to the public. Tickets or more information are available by visiting www.womenoncourse.com or calling the Zonta Club of SCV message line at (661) 252-9351. To register for the Zonta Golf Tournament or for more information visit www.scvzonta.org/events.

Castaic Days
The first ever Castaic Days will be a weekend festival of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including live music performances, an evening movie on the lake, an in-water boat show, kids fishing, wake board demonstration, kayaking on the lake and a 10m/5k/1k run. Castaic Days will feature local restaurants and businesses as well as an arts and crafts fair. This event will be held Friday May 2 through Sunday May 4. It is free to the public. For more information visit www.CastaicDays.com.

ALS Support Group
The Support Group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), their families and friends, meets on Saturday May 3 at the Valencia United Methodist Church at 25718 McBean Pkwy., Valencia. The meeting from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information call Shanna Curtis at (818)
865-8067 x 234.

SC Ballet's Tippy toes Tea
Join Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter at this year's Tippy Toes Tea on Saturday May 3. This annual ballet fundraiser continues to be a tradition for mothers, daughters, aunts and grandmas with ballerinas serving scones, tea cakes and surprises at a home in Placerita Canyon. This year's theme is a "Mad Hatter Tea Party," relating to Santa Clarita Ballet's June production of "Alice in Wonderland." There will be two seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 per adult and $35 per child and are fully tax deductible. For reservations call the Santa Clarita Ballet at (661) 251-0366.

SVC Rally for the Troops
The third annual SCV Rally for the Troops will be held on Saturday May 3, at 9 a.m. at the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Come and show your support for our troops. Stay a few minutes or a few hours. Bring family and friends, pro-troops sign or flags. We will be there until noon or until everyone goes home. Donations for care packages can also be dropped off. For more information contact Suzon or Dale at Prayer Angels for the Military at (661) 799-8865, (818) 606-9677, or prayerangelsforthemilitary@yahoo.com. Or go on-line at prayerangeldformilitary.com.

Community Health Fair
The second annual Community Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center on Market Street in Newhall (just behind the Jan Heidt Metrolink Station). Over 45 community resource partners will provide free health and dental screenings, immunizations and workshops for adults and children. Sponsorships are available. For more information call Susie Cordova at (661) 286-4006.

Dance Performance
The Canyon High School Dance Team will be holding its end of the year dance performance on Saturday May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Canyon High School gym. Come and see the dance team and their special guests perform. For information e-mail allisab@hotmail.com.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge
On May 3 the Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley will hold its third annual Polar Plunge event at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Jump into the Wave Pool to raise money, win rewards and have a good time. Everyone that raises $100 or more will receive free admission to Hurricane Harbor for the entire day and a Polar Plunge T-shirt. Space is limited. To sign up or for more information call (661) 253-2121 or e-mail santaclarita@socs.org.

Spring Craft Boutique
On Saturday and Sunday May 3 and 4, a spring Craft Boutique will be held at the Recreation Center at Greenbrier Estates, 21310 Soledad Canyon Road, across from Mountasia Amusement Park. Hours will be 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. An auction will be held both days to benefit a local child battling leukemia. Items donated for the auction would be greatly appreciated, as well as monetary donations for the family.
For more information please call (661) 284-6691.

SCV HealthY Baby Expo
To learn more about Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital plans to expand its Maternity Unit and add a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, come to the hospital's Healthy Baby Expo on Sunday May 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the hospital parking lot. Children's entertainment, complimentary health screening and special gifts for moms will be available. The expo is free and open to public. For more information call (661) 253-8060.

Taste of the Town
Taste of the Town, the annual food, wine and beer-tasting fundraiser benefiting the Child and Family Center, will be held on Sunday May 4 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Mann Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita. More than 40 of the SCV's finest wine, beer and food purveyors will share their wares. Tickets purchased ahead of the event are $75. Those purchased at the door are $85. Reserved seating is $100. The event is all-inclusive (food and drink) and for adults only. For information or tickets visit www.tasteofthetown.com or call (661) 255-6847, ext. 3059.

Hillbillies Italian Night Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies SquareDance Club will be having their Italian Night Dance on May 9 7:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. Scot Byars and Hunter Keller will be calling with Cindy Mower on the rounds. For more information call Joanne at (661)
250-8828 or go to the Web site www.sierrahillbillies.org.

Monopoly Mania
The SCV School & Business Alliance will host its fourth installment of Monopoly Mania on Saturday May 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Paseo Club in Valencia. Participants in the annual game-fest, the Alliance's signature fundraiser, spend a lively evening buying, selling and monopolizing properties while sending fellow players "to jail." Tickets are $75 per person and include game participation and dinner. Must be 18 and older. For more information call (661) 259-0033, ext. 230.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day will be held Saturday, May 3 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. In 1993 May 12 was designated as the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) by Tom Hennessy, the founder of RESIND, Inc. (Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases) to memorialize the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the English army nurse who inspired the founding of the International Red Cross. For more information call Karen Jeffries at 259-8279 or Laurie Millard at 724-1961.

Man vs. Wild
Meet Bear Grylls, author of "Man vs. Wild: Survival Techniques for the Most Dangerous Places on Earth" on Tuesday May 6, 7:30 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd. "Man vs. Wild" is a heavily illustrated book full of Bear's personal anecdotes and survival techniques. In it he gives readers a crash course on how to survive in every harsh ecosystem from sub-zero terrain to the Amazon jungle. For more information call (661) 254-6604.

Republican Women Federated Meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated meet on Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch (dinner available). For more information call (661) 259-3422 or (661) 4911.

Cowboy Nights
The public is invited to the annual Cowboy Nights dinner and auction to raise money for the Canyon High School football team. The event will be held at the Hogan's Sand Canyon Home on May 10 at 6 p.m. Come for dinner, entertainment and dancing, as well as a both a live and silent auction. This year the event will be adults only. For information and to request your ticket, call (661) 252-8076, (661) 510-7522.

Boys' Night Out
You are cordially invited to attend Boys' Night Out for barbecue, drinks and cigars on Friday May 16 at 6 p.m., at the home of Bob Kellar, 26166 Ravenhill Rd., Santa Clarita. For information call (661) 251-0783. $100 per person. All proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita.

Live Jazz
Live Jazz will perform at the Santa Clarita Valley Photographer's Association Print Competition on Saturday May 17, at 5 p.m. at the Bridgeport Community Center in Valencia. Join Alyse Korn, Scott Roewe and David Tranchilla performing jazz at the spring competition. It will be an evening of photo viewing, prize awards, jazz and wine. The event is free. Wine and snacks provided by All Corked Up. For information visit www.scvphotographers.com.

Golf Classic
The Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Drive Safe Golf Classic tournament returns to Valencia Country Club on May 17. The day of events, including a $50,000 grand prize Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, offers a wide array of team sponsorship and advertising opportunities to benefit emergency and trauma services at Henry Mayo. Tickets can be purchased separately for the awards dinner and auction, which caps the day on the greens. For more information call (661) 253-8082. Volunteers are welcome and should call Andrea Hilton at (661) 253-8086.

SVC Candlelight Vigil
The second annual SCV Candlelight Vigil for the Military will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Veteran's Historical Plaza, 4275 Walnut St., in Newhall. Take part in nationwide candlelight vigil to honor our deployed troops and those who gave their lives serving our country. Prayer Angels for the Military will be joined by Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, Chapter 82. We will have speaker, singer and very special prayer for our heroes. Glow sticks will be provided or you can bring your own light. For more information contact Suzon or Dale Gerstel at Prayer Angels for the Military at (661) 799-8865, (818) 606-9677, or prayerangelsforthemilitary@yahoo.com, or go on-line at prayerangelsforthemilitary.com.

Armed Force Day Paintball Fundraiser
Paintball USA, in conjunction with Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, Chapter 82, of Santa Clarita, will be conducting a fundraiser on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Paintball USA is located at 34855 Petersen Road, Agua Dulce. Paintball USA will donate $10 to Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons for every individual who brings in a flyer and purchases a Paintball Admission Package on this date. Funds will be used to purchase items and postage to send care packages to our deployed U.S. troops, as well as to our wounded, to provide support to the families of our wounded warriors and fallen heroes, and to other military family members. For more information call (800) 919-9237 or visit www.paintballusa.org.

Tennis Block Party
A Tennis Block Party will be held on Sunday May 18, at the Summit YMCA park and tennis courts, from noon until 4 p.m. The event is free to the public. Summit Park is located at 26147 McBean Pkwy. in Santa Clarita. The party will include Quick start Tennis (parents teach kids how to play tennis in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere), Demo Racquet Court (test the latest equipment on the market, including the newest racquets), Doubles Clinic (teaching pros help teams make the most of their game - bring your partner and learn something new), Hitting for Prizes. The event is open to everyone. For more information call Mary Vaziri at (661) 714-4330.

EcoFest 2008
Valencia High School's EPA Club will be hosting the first EcoFest on May 18 at Valencia High School, 27801 Dickason Drive, in Valencia, from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This event is intended to bring the community together for an afternoon of fun while exploring sustainable living through greener, healthier living options. Admission is free. Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Hannah Goldner at (661)
714-4563 or e-mail at eric.goldner@ca.rr.com.

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