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Posted: September 26, 2009 5:32 p.m.
Updated: September 27, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Dates to Watch

Today
The Wine Affair, sip, stroll, savor. The second annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater SCV, 1-5 p.m. on Town Center Drive in Valencia. Wine tasting, food, entertainment. Admission: $50.

Friday
Canyon Theatre Guild's "A Taste of Adventure" pirate-themed fundraiser, 6 p.m., $40. Entertainment, refreshments, and fun. Info: (661) 799-2702.

Saturday
All Corked Up hosts the International Wine Festival at College of the Canyons on Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy wine tasting, regional foods and a raffle, tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Performing Art Center's K-12 Arts Education Outreach program. Info: (661)799-7979 or www.allcorkedup.com.

Oct. 4
The Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita and the SCV Senior Center host the 18th annual Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K Run. Race at 8 a.m. warm up at 7 a.m. Benefits the Home-Delivered Meals Program. Pre-event registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for high school students and $10 for junior high students. Info: www.scvsc.org.  (661) 259-9444 ext. 140 or e-mail kiwanis5K@yahoo.com

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bra" event, which raises funds for breast cancer research and awareness, including the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, noon - 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, The Oaks Grille at TPC, 26550 N. Heritage Road, Valencia. $65 includes wine, appetizers, silent auction, opportunity raffles, and lingerie art. Info: (661) 645-1893 or (661) 803-7531.

Oct. 9-11
SCV Chamber 25th Annual Home & Business Expo. Taste of Expo, Friday, Oct. 9, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, (behind the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, off Golden Valley Road), Santa Clarita. Info: scvchamber.com or (661) 702-6977.

Oct. 10
Outstanding poets, live music, and refreshments, 1 p.m., at the Fall Poetry Festival. Laughing Buddha Garden, 24721 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Open reading. Music of Annie Reiner and award winning poets. Info: (661) 254-5215, e-mail weekleyabc@yahoo.com.


Upcoming Events

My Favorite Place art contest for kids

Fastframe Valencia is hosting its first annual art contest for kids 6 - 10 based on the theme "My Favorite Place," accepting artwork through November 14 at 24204 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. Info: (661) 291-1325.

The Lost Patrol support group
Serving Vietnam era veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi, and Antelope Valleys, support group at 10:10 a.m. third Sunday of each month, Marie Callender's, 27630 North The Old Road, valencia. Info: (661) 296-6699 or trooper76@earthlink.net.

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitiated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Arts and crafts vendors needed
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Home Tour League is looking for artists and crafters to participate in holiday boutique at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8051.

LETMESAIL event, activities calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
Wednesday, Sept. 23 - "Anchors Aweigh" Wellness Wednesday, "Dealing with Anger and Jealousy, NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
Thursday, Sept. 24 - "Anchors Aweigh" Cardio Kickboxing Class, 9:30 a.m., Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B, Valencia.
Friday, Sept. 25 - "Hang Loose Night" bumper cars & skating, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Ice Station Valencia, 27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia.
Sunday, Sept. 27 - "SNAP Flag Football Practice" 4:30-6pm; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info: www.letmesail.org.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

SCV Optimist Club Light the Night
SCV-Newhall Optimist Club is sponsoring a dinner to benefit Light the Night, 6 -9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, La Ruma Latin Mix Restaurant, 27660 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-0782 or (661) 618-5591.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Patient educator Loree Search from Providence Health & Services on "D.A.S.H. Diet: Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension."
Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Primerica Fiancial Services regional vice president Thomas Reilly on "Long-Term Care Insurance."
Thursday Oct. 8 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Mobile solutions van from the Braille Institute offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals, and more. Appointments required. Info: John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, extension 125.
Every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.


SC Baby Networks seminar
Quarterly seminars for expectant families, featuring Drs. Horowitz of Discovery Pediatrics. Topics: "Sick season for new babies: When to call the doctor?" and "Important information on swine flu and new babies."
6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, Gymboree of Valencia, $10 per couple. Info: www.scvbabynetwork.com  

SC Democratic Alliance for Action
Regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 309-4322.

Hart High Class of 1959 reunion
Members of William S. Hart High Class of 1959 celebrates 50 year reunion weekend of Sept. 25-27. The weekend will include Hart homecoming game, Maroon and Gray Dinner dance, Brunch at Marie Callenders and more. Info: Sharon (775) 721-7503, Barbara (661) 252-0847 or Judy (661) 251-0876.

2009 Pow Wow and craft fair
Friends of Hart Park & Museum present 16th Annual Pow-Wow and Native American Craft Fair, includes drumming and dancing demonstrations, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. All drummers and dancers welcome.

Novel Writers Workshop
A free writer's workshop with published author Bonnie Domrose Stone will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Valencia Public Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

Bella Vita ballroom dancing
Ballroom socials at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 31 (Halloween costume ball), Hyatt Valencia, Town Center, Valencia. $25. Learn salsa, cha cha, swing, hustle, waltz, foxtrot. Info: (805) 405-1815.

Magic in the Air fall fair
Heart of the Canyon Church's free fall fair, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, La Mesa Junior High School, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Arts, crafts, games, food, music, and magic from Lincoln Bond of The Magic Castle. Info: (661) 255-7246 or www.heartofthecanyons.com.

Penny Lane fundraiser at TPC
The 10th annual "Voices of Our Children," celebrates the success of Penny Lane's children and families, as well as friends who make a difference in the community, 1 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, Tournament Player's Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Attractions, entertainment, casno, dancing, food and more. $100. Info: (818) 332-8260.

Nami Family to Family Education
National Alliance on Mental Illness presents Family to Family Education Program, a free 12-week course for adult family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses, 6:30 - 9 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 28, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Preregistration is required. Info: (661) 360-8002.

Eve Bushman works for charity
Santa Clarita Valley wine writer Eve Bushman will work alongside the pros at Valencia Wine Company 4 - 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Portion of sales will benefit Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 254-9300.

Specialty Toastmaster club
Learn self confidence through public speaking - club meets at 5:15 p.m. every other Tuesday - Sept. 29 - at Specialty Labs Theater, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia, North side of building. Guests welcome. Info: (661) 263-6066.

MOMS Club Menchie's day
Mention MOMS Club at Menchie's from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 26865 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country, and 15 percent of proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization. Info: col_olear@pacbell.net

Comedians of the Canyons at COC
Improvisational performance theatre class to perform unscripted show based on audience suggestions, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 362-3415.

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, new to SCV or in a new place in life? Join group for coffee, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, Coffee Bean and Tea leaf, 28291 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: www.ncandf.com  or (661) 299-1834.

Comedy 4 Canines Fundraiser
Night of comedy featuring Paul Ogata will benefit The Brittany Foundation, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, JRs Comedy Club, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Silent auction, raffle, T-shirts for sale, and lots of laughs. $20, show only (plus two item food or drink minimum). Info: (661) 803-2909 or sathewords@yahoo.com  

Fun in the Sun chili cookoff
Chili contest, kids corral with equestrian activities, refreshments, car show, and department displays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Saturday, Oct. 3, Pitchess Detention Center, 29330 The Old Road, Castaic. Proceeds benefit SCV Special Olympics and Heads Up Horse Therapy. Free entrance, $5 chili tasting card. Info: (661) 294-6349.

Ashlyne Huff in concert
Ashlyne Huff will perform as part of the Wal-Mart: Music Across America Tour, 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, Wal-Mart, 26471 Carl Boyer Drive, Valencia.

Hart High Cheer car wash
Hart High Cheerleaders are sponsoring a car wash to raise funds for competition expenses, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, front parking lot of Hart High School, 24825 N.Newhall Ave., Newhall. Cars $5, SUVs $7.

Acton/Agua Dulce fine arts show
Eighth annual event showcasing local artists will be held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, Acton Community Center, 3748 Nickels St., Acton. Info: (661) 547-8632.

Peddlers Fair vendors needed
Antique/collectible dealers wanted for Peddlers Fair, Saturday, Oct. 3, in Frazier Park. Info: (661) 245-2339.

Rancho Cumulos Ramona Days
Helen Hunt Jackson's classic 1884 California novel "Ramona" will come to life from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark, 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru. See the "House of Ramona," silent films, plus food, arts, music, dance, carft sales, tours, and historic displays. $5 - $8, children 12 and under free. Info: (805) 521-1501.

Golden Oak computer classes
Introduction to Windows and Computers and Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. Classes begin October 5. Info: (661) 252-8852 or www.goldenoakadultschool.com

Castaic Days outdoor festival
Live music, evening movie, hot air balloon rides, classic car show, arts and crafts, food, and more, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 and 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Fee to park. Info: www.CastaicDays.com  

Bake sale to benefit families
Moms Club of Saugus has chosen two families with children battling cancer as beneficiaries for its 2009 service project, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Lombardi Ranch Bake Shack. Goods for sale will include pumpking and banana breads, cookies, rice crispy treats, caramel corn, brownies, and fudge. Donations can be made, as well. Info:
saugusmoms@yahoo.com  

Meet the Authors writing classes
Five presentations on the craft of writing: how to being writing, writing the non-fiction book proposal, developing characters and the importance of rewriting, how to write a query letter and get an agent, and self-publishing, 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Lancaster Library meeting room, 601 West lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Authors include: Edward Mooney, Bonnie Stone, Diana Killian, Joan Fry, Dorothy Howell, Ellie Kay, Elaine F. Schneider, Ph.D., Lynn Gardner, Marilyn Dalrymple, Cynda Thomas, and Pat Arnold. Free. Info: (661) 948-5029.

JRs Comedy Club golf classic
Tournament to benefit the SCV Homeless Shelter features top comics partnering up with players, lunch, dinner, and silent auction, awards, door prizes, and entertainment, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-7940.

Gala Under the Stars wine event
Wine tasting features music, fine wine, special beers, door prizes, drawings, appetizers, and desserts, 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley. $35 includes commerative wine glass. Info: (661) 270-0300.

Astronomical Society meeting
Monthly membership meeting, with speaker Dr. Robert Picconi, teacher at Osher Institute at California State University at Channel Islands, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, Vista School, 2175 Wisteria Street, Simi Valley. Info: (805) 520-9666.

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