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Posted: October 3, 2009 5:17 p.m.
Updated: October 4, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
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Today
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 begins 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.  

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, craft sales, tours, and historic displays. $5 - $8, children 12 and under free. Info: (805) 521-1501.

Travel around the world during "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bra" event, which raises funds for breast cancer research and tratement, 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: www.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. Featuring the singing of Annie Reiner and award winning poets Sherman Pearl, Richard Weekley and Jerry Danielsen. Info: (661) 254-5215 or e-mail weekleyabc@yahoo.com.

Oct. 11
More than a thousand walkers will walk to fight diabetes with honorary chair and news anchor Rick Chambers, 8 a.m. - noon, Sunday, Oct. 11, Bridgeport Park, Newhall Ranch Road and Grandview, Valencia. Live entertainment, product sampling, and activities. Walkers raise money to fight diabetes. Info: (661) 295-0081 or lblumenthal@diabetes.org.



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 Nov. 14 at 24204 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 291-1325.

Power of Pink jewelry sale
Special Brighton Power of Pink bracelet and badge clip on sale at Cobblestone Cottage through Oct. 31 - purchases benefit The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center;
Cobblestone Cottage, 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-0209.

Teen Moms support group
Supportive, non-judgmental environment for learning, growing, and encouragement, teaching and discussion groups, SCV Pregnancy Center. Teen moms and their babies welcome. Info: (661) 255-0082.

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, facilitated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Run Against Hunger sponsors needed
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is seeking sponsors at all levels for the 16th Annual Run/Walk Against Hunger scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at Newhall Park. All proceeds benefit the less fortunate in the Santa Clarita Valley. Info: (661) 255-9078 or info@scvfoodpantry.org.

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:
Monday, Oct. 5 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday, Oct. 10 - "Snowflakes & Service," volunteer opportunity, Castaic Lake, call office for details.
Sunday, Oct. 11 - Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 4 - 5:30 p.m., College of the Canyons Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.
Monday, Oct. 12 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Sunday, Oct. 18 - Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.
Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net.  Info: www.letmesail.org.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

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.
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, ext. 125.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

Breast Cancer awareness month
Pink ribbon lapel pins on sale at locations throughout Santa Clarita Valley benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, from Oct. 1 - 31. $5. Info: (661) 200-1200.

Festival of the Arts
A variety of artists will create artwork such as wood carving, air painting, sculptures, pottery, with live entertainment, Aerial Experience demos, drum circles, and the art of street painting on display, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, Main St., Old Town Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 286-4018.

WorkSource workshops
Monday, Oct. 5 - Older worker workshop, 10 a.m. - noon.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Networking job club, 9 - 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8 - Interviewing skills, 9 a.m. - noon.
Monday, Oct. 12 - Transferable skills, 9 - 11 a.m. and practice interviewing (by appointment only).
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Job fair, 10 a.m. - noon.
Thursday, Oct. 14 - Resume building, 9 - 11 a.m.
All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

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

LETMESAIL: Jim Abbott speaker
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month featuring former major league baseball pitcher and motivational speaker Jim Abbott, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 362-5304 or www.canyonspac.com.

Free Depression Screenings
Confidential depression screening will be offered during National Depression Screening Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Reservations required. Info: (661) 253-8326.

Sierra Hillbillies October dance
Pumpkin Paradise dance. Vic Kaaria will be calling squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 298-7794 or www.sierrahillbillies.org.

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.

Rubber Ducky Regatta
Seventh annual event benefits Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Fee to park. Info: www.sdfhc.org or (661) 257-2339, ext. 302.

Circle of Hope Theatrical Tea
Entertainment, silent auction, raffle, fashion show and foods from the 1890s to the 1970s, noon - 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, 24921 Green Mill Ave., Newhall. $50. Funds raised will provide financial assistance for breast cancer patients in the SCV. Info: (661) 254-5218 or www.circleofhopeinc.com.

Volleyball skills camp for girls
Clinic for girls ages 8 - 14, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Valencia High School Gym, 27801 Dickason Drive. $25 before Oct.1, $30 after Oct. 1, includes T-shirt and lunch. Info: (661) 297-2824.

Safe & secure disposal event
Personal document destruction, electronic waste disposal, and prescription medication disposal, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, Parking Lot #8. Sponsored by The City of Santa Clarita and The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. Free. Info: (661) 286-4090 or www.scvsheriff.com.

Fall poetry festival
Poets, live music, refreshments, and open readings, 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Laughing Buddha Garden, 24721 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-5215.

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, Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Goods for sale will include pumpkin 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.

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.

Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair
Annual pet fair featuring pet-related products and samples, "Fun Dog Show," Dogs Can Dance demos, a Kids Zone, low cost vaccinations and ID tags, food and refreshments, entertainment, and over 100 adoptable pets from L.A. County Shelters, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free for the whole family, leashed pets welcome. Info: www.bowwowsandmeows.org.

The Gala Singers fundraiser
Love songs and choruses from Broadway, 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, Friendly Valley Community Church, 19345 Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall. $10; funds raised benefit the church. Info: (661) 251-1311.

Spine education classes
Information on how to take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Outpatient Therapy, Henry Mayo, ACC Building, Suite 310, 25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Reservations required. Info: (661) 253-8959.

Senior center movie
Senior Center presents "Dirty Dancing" in wheelchair-friendly, air-conditined location, 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Free prizes. $1 donation requested. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Prostate health seminar
Free community seminar on prostate cancer with urologists offering information and taking questions, 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Info: (888) 432-5464.

Breast cancer wine tasting
Testimonial speaker Kim Smith will discuss her experiences with breast cancer during wine tasting, Thursday, Oct. 15, Salt Creek Grill, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. $35. Info: (661) 200-1200.

Tyke Hike class for siblings
Children expecting a newborn sibling can learn how to be a big brother or sister and behave safely around newborns at Tyke Hike, 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, Henry Mayo, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, Main Lobby. Free; all children receive a special button, gift, and snacks. Info: (661) 253-8607.

AHA Family & Friends CP 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. Thursday, Oct. 15, Henry Mayo, Human Resources Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free, registration required. Info: (661) 253-8888.

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 St., Simi Valley. Info: (805) 520-9666.

"Hair" at COC
Performing Arts In honor of 40th anniversary celebration of COC and Woodstock, COC's theatre and music department proudly present: "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," 8 p.m., Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, and 2 p.m., Oct. 18 and 25, PAC Main Stage, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students with ID. Info: (661) 362-5304 or www.canyonspac.com.

Teen driving safety fair
Important information and resources for young drivers and their parents, including educational sessions, interactive driving activities and games, maintenance demonstrations, and more, Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info: (661) 250-3708.

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.

SMO ‘Adopt-a-Family' Program
Single Mother's Outreach seeks compassionate Santa Claritans to ‘adopt' and provide gifts for hard working families for this holiday season. Currently, there are 187 active families in the SMO program. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Route 66 Classic Car show
Live bands, BBQ specials, patio seating, trophies, raffle prizes, and more, 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct.17, Route 66 Classic Car Show, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

Heritage Haunt at Historical Society
Haunted house, pirate cove, haunted hayride, nightmares of the Newhall Ranch House, "Ballet of Sleepy Hollow," and more, 7 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, SCV Historical Society, 24107 Newhall Ave., Newhall. All proceeds benefit the SCV Historical Society and the William S. Hart Union School District. Info: (661) 254-1275 or www.scvhaunt.com.

Sixth Annual SCV AA Convention
Marathon meetings, speakers, Saturday night banquet, Sunday spiritual breakfast, Al-Anon luncheon, and dance, Friday, Oct. 16 - Sunday, Oct. 18, Hyatt Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center, Town Center, Valencia. Al-Anon & Alateen participation. Info: (661) 310-0384 or www.scvaaconvention.org.

Financial skills for women
Zonta Club of SCV presents a series of six financial skills workshops for women starting 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Valencia Library, 23743 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Topic: managing your money and identity theft. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351.

Light the Night inspirational walk
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Light the Night, a national evening walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer, Saturday, Oct. 17, Bridgeport Park, Valencia. 5 p.m. festival. 7 p.m. walk. Info: (310) 846-4703 or KathrynScott@LLS.org.

Breakfast with the Gibbons
Guided tour, Q & A session, vegan breakfast at The Gibbons Conservation Center, where you'll be serenaded by the gibbons' haunting territorial calls, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, 19100 Esguerra Road, Santa Clarita. $10 - $35. Info: (661) 296-2737 or www.gibboncenter.org  

SCAA's Art Classic
An afternoon of fine art and music, wine and beverages, hors d' oeuvres and desserts with The Santa Clarita Artist's Association, 1 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. $25 in advance, $30 at door. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org  or (661) 244-7689.

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