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Posted: May 25, 2008 2:51 a.m.
Updated: July 26, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

Ongoing
‘The Full Monty' - The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its Main Stage Series with the hit Broadway Musical "The Full Monty." The musical runs through June 14. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18/$16. For tickets, purchase on-line at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.

'My Fair Lady' - The Canyon Theatre Guild presents "My Fair Lady," through June 28, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., every Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $11 to $17. For more information call (661) 799-2702.

Monday
Tribute to Veterans - The SCV Veterans Memorial Committee presents a Memorial Day tribute to Veterans at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park on Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. The program includes special musical selections by the SCV Concert Band, flag presentations by the JROTC and USO representatives, guest speakers, a flyover from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, and more. For more information contact David Zucker at (661) 294-7985 or (661) 472-7563 or Dessie Fausett at (661) 297-0912.

Saturday
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.

Wine Classic
The 20th annual Wine Classic will be held on May 31. The event is taking place in the Main Gallery at California Institute of the Arts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature a wide variety of vintage and current wines for tasting and purchase, as well as gourmet cuisine from some of the Santa Clarita Valley's finest restaurants and caterers. Discounts will be given to those who purchase tickets early. $65 each/$120 a pair through March 28, $70 each/$130 a pair from March 29 to March 30, $80 each/$150 a pair at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling (661) 362-3415 or (661) 362-5604. Visit www.scvwineclassic.org.

Upcoming Events

ALS Support
The following is support group information for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), their families and friends, for the month of June. All support groups are provided by the ALS Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and are free of charge. Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 MacBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355, Saturday, June 7, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. For more information call Shanna Curtis at (818) 865-8067 x234.

Macintosh Users Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh Users Group monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Valencia Mac, 23333 Cinema Drive, #100. After questions and answers, the genealogy program "Reunion" will be demonstrated. All Macintosh users and interested others are welcome. For more information call 250-4149 or 252-3744

Men of Harmony
Accomplished or shower-singers are welcomed to tune in with the Men of Harmony from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings take place on every first Tuesday evening at Pizza Hut on Lyons Avenue. For more information call (661) 424-9009 or visit www.scvmenofharmony.com

Sports Club
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. For further information, call Don Gately at (661) 255 8873 or visit the club's Web site at www.CCSC.org.

weSPARK Cancer Support in May
Monday:
In-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 11 a.m. Children Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore and Sharon Earle, begins at 4 p.m. Post-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 6 p.m. Restorative Yoga class, facilitated by Melisa Morgan, starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Integrative Yoga class, facilitated by Susie Jacobson, starts at 9:30 a.m. Metastatc Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, takes place at 11 a.m. Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, meets at 6 p.m.

Thursday: Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, starts at 11 a.m. Grief Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, starts at 6 p.m.

Friday: Gentle Yoga class starts at 10 a.m.

All meetings take place at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507. For more information call (661) 288-2322.

Assistance for Teen Moms
The SCV Pregnancy Center provides a caring, nonjudgmental environment where Teen Moms can come together for support and encouragement. The program offers group discussion, insights into motherhood, child rearing and relationships, friendship building and mentoring, and life skills training. Dinner and childcare provided. Meetings every Thursday night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For location, registration and information call (661)255-0082.

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 31, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hang Loose Bowling night, Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., 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.

Westside Community Forum
Residents of Stevenson Ranch, West Ridge, Southern Oaks and Sunset Point are invited to the Community Forum on Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Ranch Elementary School MPR. During this event park programs and building improvements are going to be discussed. For more information call Doug Newell at (661) 222-9536.

Children's Consignment Sale
California Kids Consignment Sales will host their inaugural sales event at the Residence Inn Marriott Conference Center May 30 - June 1. Families with kids can make some money on gently used items their children have outgrown, such as toys, clothing, play equipment, and nursery items. All interested in participating can get more information at www.CalKidsConsignment.com. Registration closes May 16.

Norman Krieger
As part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Distinguished Performance series, acclaimed pianist Norman Krieger will perform in an exclusive fundraising event at Krieger's private residence in Valencia on Saturday May 31 at 7 p.m. The event will include a reception with the artist from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. and performance from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. All guests will receive an autographed copy of Kringer's new CD, "Brahms Piano Concerto Number One." Tickets are $120, which includes the private reception with wine and hors d'ourvres, Krieger's private recital and an autographed copy of his latest CD. For information call Mary at (661) 254-2411.

Love in the Air
The Santa Clarita Creative Guild will host the benefit "Love is in the Air," an all-afternoon art and music event featuring 25 outstanding artists and musicians of the Santa Clarita Valley, at the Hyatt Valencia on Saturday, May 31, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Live music will be provided by various local musicians. The event benefits the SCV Senior Center. There will also be a Silent auction and Kids Art Children's Exhibit. Refreshments and door prizes await. Tickets are available at $20 (prepaid until May 20) and $30 at the door. For registration and more information call Joe at (661) 312-3422 or Zony at (661) 312-6774.

‘Fasten Your Seatbelts'
The 50-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will perform "Fasten your Seatbelts" on Sunday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita. The program features choral blockbusters both classical and popular including "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana," a medley from "Sweeney Todd," "Over the Rainbow" and much more. Tickets are from $14 to $26 and are available online and by telephone and mail order. Order forms are available on the Chorale's Web site, www.scmasterchorale.org. For more information call (661) 254-8886, or e-mail info@scmasterchorale.org, or write to Santa Clarita Master Chorale, P.O. Box 800459, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-0459.

Friday Night Flickers
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is proud to present a series of short silent comedies featuring Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle and the Keystone Cops on Friday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. The films will be shown in the historic Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, Newhall, and will feature live accompaniment by 95-year-old Bob Mitchell, the last of the silent era pianists. Three will be free popcorn. The Saugus Train Station is located at 24107 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Doors are open at 7:00 p.m. and seating is limited. For more information call Pat Saletore at (661) 254-1275 or go on-line at www.scvhs.org.

Koi and Water Garden Tour
The fourth annual Santa Clarita Koi and Water Garden Tour will be held on Saturday June 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Koi and Water Garden Club. Twelve private gardens will be open to the public for viewing with the purchase of a tour book. Since parking at each residence may be limited, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tour books are available at Green Thumb Nursery, 23734 San Fernando Road, Newhall, May 24-26, 31 and June 1 or at Rooms & Blooms, 24264 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, and vision Center at 26506 Bouquet Canyon Rd. in Saugus during normal business hours. An $8 requested donation covers entire traveling party. For more information call (661) 259-6437 or go on-line at www.santaclaritakoiclub.com.

Towsley Trail Work
The Community Hiking Club is seeking volunteers to work on trails at Towsley Canyon on June 7, National Trails Day. REI will be there to hand out prizes amd T-shirts to participants. Meet at Towsley Canyon at 8:30 a.m. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, lunch, and wear old clothes and boots. Please, no little ones. Contact the Community Hiking Club at zuliebear@aol.com for details.

Civil War Days
Thousand Trails Preserve and the American Civil War Society present their annual Civil War Days at Thousand Trails preserve, 4700 Crow Valley Road in Acton on Saturday and Sunday June 7 and 8. Camps are open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. A period dance and gambling hall are scheduled at 7 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $5 per person. There is no charge for school groups. For information call Thousand Trails at (661) 269-1740.

Hart Basketball Poker Tournament
A Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to benefit Hart High School Basketball will be held Saturday June 7 at the Boys and Girls Club, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Prizes include $3,000/$1,000/$500 gift cards and much more. Players must be 18 and over to play. Space is limited for 270 people. Sign up early. $35 registration fee/$100 donation includes a buy-in of $1,000. Chips not redeemable for cash. Check-in at 4 p.m., cards dealt at 6 p.m. For more information call (661)755-1259.

Rummage Sale
The Family Day Care Association of the SCV will have a huge rummage sale at the United Methodist Church on Bouquet Canyon in Saugus. Come by to shop at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. Proceeds help the non-profit organization continue to give education and trainings for quality, licensed child care provider members and give free child care referrals to parents. To donate items to be sold or to make a monetary contribution, call (661) 250-4238.

Golf Tournament
On Monday, June 9, the Michael Hoefflin Foundation will be holding its 9th Annual Golf Classic and Auction at TPC in Valencia. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Breakfast, appetizers, and dinner will be provided. There will be a live auction and raffle at 4 p.m. For more information contact the Michael Hoefflin Foundation at (661) 250-4100 or visit their Web site at www.mhf.org.

Saugus High School Basketball Camp
Saugus Hoopsters Boys Basketball Camp is for children 8 - 14 years of age. It will be held June 10 - 12, at the Saugus High School gym. The cost $70. This is a skill development camp. Games will be coached by Saugus varsity players. For registration or more information e-mail dballard@hartdistrict.org.

Star Wars Under the Stars
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Tesoro Adobe Historic Park presents Star Wars under the Stars, A Family Night at the Movies. Free games, dinner, music and museum tours are provided. The event is going to take place on Saturday June 21, at 7 p.m, at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, 29350, Avenida Rancho Teroso, Valencia. For more information call (661) 259-1750.

Beth Ami Hosts Wilk's Campaigning
Temple Beth Ami in Newhall will be hosting Scott Wilk's "From the School house to the White House - An Insiders Look at Political Campaigning" on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets call (661) 255-6410 or e-mail SilverEdFund@TempleBethAmi.org.

Acton 4th of July Parade
The Acton July 4th of July Parade Committee Volunteers present their 45th Annual 4th of July parade on Friday, July 4th at 9 a.m. The theme will be "Olde Towne Spirit." For more information or to submit an application to participate in the parade, contact the Acton Chamber of Commerce at (661) 269-5785 or (661) 269-8406 or e-mail actoncoc@antelecom.net.

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