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Posted: November 24, 2009 10:19 p.m.
Updated: November 25, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Dates to watch
Dec. 4

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Holiday Home Tour Preview Gala offers guests a first look at this year's home tour and a festive buffet dinner, 6 p.m., Tournament Player's Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. $125. Funds raised to benefit the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Info: (661) 253-8051 or www.henrymayo.com.

Dec. 5
Annual fair for kids to make crafts with supplies provided, such as wreaths, yule logs, candles, and pine cone birdfeeders, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7721.

Tour three Santa Clarita Valley homes decorated in their holiday best during the 29th Annual Holiday Home Tour, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $25 advance purchase, $30 day of tour. Info: (661) 253-8051. Holiday Home Tour The Holiday Home Tour Boutique offers shoppers a wide array of handcrafted, unique gifts and is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Assembly Hall, 23233 West Lyons Ave., Newhall. Funds raised to benefit the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.Info: (661) 253-8051.
Celebrate Bill Hart's 145th birthday at Cowboys and Carols to be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the William S. Hart Mansion and Museum. $20. Music from the Cross Town Cowboys, tour of the mansion and refreshments. Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Native American children. Reservations required. (661) 254-4584.

A benefit concert by the Symphony of the Canyons will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, December 5, at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is $7 and tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds raised will be used to buy instruments and music equipment for students in the Newhall School District music department. Info or to make donation arrangements contact Shaira Bhanji at (661) 255-8676 or shairabhanji@yahoo.com.

Dec. 6
Community Tree Lighting at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will kick off the season with holiday entertainment, refreshments, children's crafts and activities, letters to Santa, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 2 - 5 p.m. (Tree is lit at 5 p.m.), 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: www.henrymayo.com or (661) 253-8089.

Upcoming Events
Free admission for a bag of groceries
Earn free admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when you bring a full bag of non-perishable food items to the theme park. All donated food will be given to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

All About the Light art show
A light show in oils, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media and photography displayed in the former home of Western actor Harry Carey, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia. Info: (661) 259-5479.

Newcomers and friends to meet
Ladies, are you new to the SCV or in a new place in life? Meet for coffee and find out about upcoming luncheons, activities, and trips, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, Starbuck's, 24802 Orchard Village Road at Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 299-1834 or www.ncandf.com.

Light Tour seeks street and homes
The annual Santa Clarita Valley Holiday Light Tour hosted by The Signal is now accepting entries. To enter submit entry form from Friday's Escape section found in The Signal. Theme is "Old Fashioned Holidays." Deadline is Dec. 2. Info: mbuttelman@the-signal.com.

Serendipity auction for Guild
Annual event raises funds for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild, free event includes food and drink, plus opportunities to bid on auction items, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Residence Inn Banquet Room, The Old Road, Valencia. Info: rebyphyllis@aol.com.

Spark of Love Holiday Toy Train
Metrolink Holiday Toy Express will visit the Newhall station 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and the Via Princessa station 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Bring a toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Info: www.metrolinktrains.com.

AARP Driver Safety Program
Refresher class qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance coverage, 2 - 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. AARP members $12, non-members $14. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Betty Ferguson holiday boutique
Betty Ferguson Foundation hosts its annual holiday fundraiser boutique in new location, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 25510 West Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia. Vendors needed. Info: (661) 702-8712.

Literacy and arts festival Hart Park
Free day of family fun and entertainment, including storytelling, music, dance, crafts, stage shows, ice sculpture, Build-A-Bot, book swap, and food, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: www.scveducationfoundation.org.

Rock Club Holiday potluck
Sierra Pelona Rock Club hosts its annual Christmas potluck party and white elephant sale fundraiser, noon, Sunday, Dec. 6. Info: www.sierrapelona.com

Beast holiday run/walk for food
Third annual holiday scaling of The Beast to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, where Newhall Ave. dead ends, just east of Highway 14. $20 pledge earns T-shirt and bragging rights. Info: www.donsdiary.net.

SCV Mother of Twins boutique
More than 20 vendors offering unique items, including baked goods, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Newhall. Raffles, plus free cookies and coffee. Portion of proceeds will benefit Carousel Ranch. Info: rtilles@socal.rr.com.

Free admission to Magic Mountain
Earn free admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia Dec., 5-6 and Dec. 12-13 when you donate a $15 toy to the annual Toys for the Holidays toy drive. Price tag or receipt must accompany toy.

L.A. Orienteering Club meet
"Vasquez Variety Pack" nationally sanctioned orienteering event, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 - 6, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon, Agua Dulce. Info: (626) 398-8330.

Children's Hunger Fund benefit
Pamper yourself before the holiday rush begins, take some time just for yourself while feeling good about helping less fortunate children, Sunday, Dec. 6 benefit for the Children's Hunger Fund. $75 includes massage, skin care tips and products, make-over touchup and tips, glamour photo, refreshments, give aways and more. Reservations required. Space is limited. Contact Sue Saffir (661) 254-9392.

Spine Education Classes
Valuable information on how to take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes for pain management and prevention of future injuries, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, Outpatient Therapy Services Office, ACC Building, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 25751 McBean parkway, Suite 310, Valencia. Free. Reservations requested. Info: (661) 253-8959.

Free Community CPR 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, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Registration required. Info: (661) 253-8888.

Care for Your Heart Health Fair
Sponsored by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, attendees can visit several screening stations for complimentary cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure monitoring, height and weight measurement and body fat analysis, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.Friday, Dec. 11, Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8408.

 

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