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Posted: May 28, 2008 7:35 p.m.
Updated: July 29, 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. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase on-line at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000. The REP is located at 24266 Main St. in Newhall.

'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.

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 http://www.scvwineclassic.org/.

'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.

Sunday
‘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.

Upcoming Events
Soccer signups end May 31

Registration for the upcoming fall AYSO soccer season is ongoing for Newhall, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch and surrounding areas. You can register and pay online at www.eayso.org until May 31. For more information, visit www.ayso678.org or email registrar@ayso678.org.

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.

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 http://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 http://www.ccsc.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 1100 hours. For further information or to verify the time and place call (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlinknet.

Cell Phones for Soldiers
More than 150,000 U.S. troops are serving overseas, far from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers and Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons are calling on all Americans to support these brave men and women by donating their unused cell phones to help keep troops connected with their families. Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their old cell phones at: The Armed Forced Career Center - Army, 21515 Soledad Canyon Rd., Suite 107, Canyon Country. Hours are Monday - Thursday at 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Friday at 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information contact bluestarcanyons@yahoo.com or call (661) 253-0811.

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.
 
Mothers Online Community
As a part of The MommiesNetwork, SCValleyMommies.com is a non-profit organization that offers a free online community for moms in the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. SCValleyMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on the online forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, many face-to-face events are offered for members, their children and their families. It is completely free to join. For more information visit http://www.scvalleymommies.com/.

Bereavement Group
If you are struggling with the loss of the loved one, come to be with others who are going through the same thing. We offer a safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, and begin the healing process. Groups meet Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. For more information call Sara Berman at (818) 895-8000.

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. For more information e-mail Thomas turner at f001@lacds.com or go online to www.w6jw.org.

Come Sing the Oldies
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus. For more information call (661)296-3321.

TOPS
Take off Pounds sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. For details contact Diana at 251-5144.

Dance Cuban Salsa
Free salsa classes are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. at Newhall Park at 15th Street and 24909 Newhall Ave. Dancing is outside, so wear a hat and tennis shoes. Classes may be canceled due to weather and on three-day weekends, so check www.ruedainthepark.com for more information or call Jonathan at (661) 618-1105.

Pride in the Lake
Every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., staff and volunteers help to keep Castaic Lake beautiful by removing litter and landscaping different areas each month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Please bring your own gloves and equipment, if you have it. For information call (661) 257-5034.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club
Monthly meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country. The club promotes interest and education in mineralogy, lapidary, geology, paleontology and related subjects, with interesting speakers and field trips. Call Mike Serino at (661) 255-5243 for more information. Bring your interesting rocks.

SCV Antique Auto Club
Every second Saturday of the month meetings take place at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Rd. in Saugus, starting at 7:30 p.m. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. For information e-mail caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net or call (661) 259-3570.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Valencia.
Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St. Newhall.
Thursday 7 p.m. "The Cocoon," 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Saturday 9.30 a.m., "The Cocoon" 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Contact Mary at (661) 252-3762.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. For more information call (661) 259-6437 or visit www.SantaClaritaKoiClub.com.

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association are held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. For more information visit www.santaclaritaartists.org or e-mail Dianne Foderaro at torched@dslextreme.com.

Sierra Club Events
Towsley canyon to Gotto Falls Sunday June 1. Streamside trail with rock hoping, water slogging, poison oak exposure. Meet 9 a.m., at Santa Clarita rideshare point. Leaders: Henry Schultz (284-5613), Matthew Lax (252-2393).

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.

Henry Mayo Events
Care for Your Heart health Fair on June 13: Come learn more about your personal heart health and receive free health screenings from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 market Street, Newhall. For information call (661) 253-8408.

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. Call Doug Newell at (661) 222-9536.

Children's Consignment Sale
California Kids Consignment Sales will host its 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.

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 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.

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