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Posted: February 2, 2010 9:18 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch

Showdown Evening of Entertainment. Friends, fun, music, food, raffles, and more to raise funds for the non-profit Showdown Stage Co., which provides an afterschool performing arts program to the children of the SCV Boys and Girls Club. $35, 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 478-8739 or

Feb. 11
The Castaic Education Foundation will host a Sweethearts for Education Wine Tasting, includes appetizers, desserts, drawings, and raffle, $45, 6 p.m., Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Dr., Valencia. Info: (661) 702-9551.

Feb. 13
Evening wine and chocolate reception to benefit SCV Green, a local non-profit land trust and wildland conservation organization, includes work from local artists, wine from All Corked Up, tea, coffee, and short presentations by SCV Green board members, 7 - 9 p.m., private residence in Newhall's Happy Valley. Info: or text to (310) 435-8773.

Adoption event featuring six sweetheart dogs from The Brittany Foundation, all long-term rescue residents looking for their furr-ever Valentines, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pet Stop, 16522 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: or

Celebrate Valentine's Day with special display of Valentino artifacts, catered dinner, and a screen of Valentino's "Son of the Sheik," $40, Saturday, Feb. 13, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584.

Blessed Kateri's Mardi Gras dance/fund-raiser includes a light dinner buffet with a Cajun influence, dessert, coffee, live entertainment from "Floyd & The Flyboys," photo booth, cash bars, dancing, and raffles, $35, 7 - 11 p.m., Slattery Hall, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 313-6179.

Feb. 14
Santa Clarita Creative Guild presents the "Love is in the Air" gala featuring fine artists and seasoned musicians, refreshments, hors d' oeuvres, desserts, and a no-host bar, $15 pre-show, $25 at door, 2 - 5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 312-3422 or (661) 254-2404.

Upcoming Events
Angelfood at Methodist Church
When your food dollars are shrinking, Angelfood at Valencia United Methodist Church is here to help. Contact us for information or ordering at

SC Man/Woman of the Year
Santa Clarita's Man and Woman of the Year committee is now accepting nomination forms from all local nonprofits for the prestigious 2010 SCV Man and Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented at a dinner on Friday, May 7, Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia. Submission deadline is Feb. 26. - download application at Info: (661) 252-0127 or

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:
Saturday, Feb. 6 - "LMU Basketball Game," 3 - 10 p.m., call for details.
Sunday, Feb. 7 - "Super Bowl XLIV Party," time TBD, call for details.
Monday, Feb. 8 - "Cooking Club" Chinese Experience, 6 - 8 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Thursday, Feb. 11 - "Anchors Aweigh" Volunteer Opportunity, Help the Children, 9 - 11 a.m., 26450 Ruether Ave., Saugus.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Stroke Prevention with Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital health care professionals.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Thursday, Feb. 4 - Foot clinic with podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes, free foot exams, 11 a.m. - noon.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, free blood sugar testing, 11 a.m. - noon.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

Hart Parent Organization
Welcome luncheon for incoming eighth grade parents, meet and hear from Hart and Placerita principals and current Hart parents, noon, Thursday, Feb. 4, Hart High Auditorium Foyer, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info:

Tesoro Adobe art exhibit & party
Art exhibit, appetizers, collectibles from the 1930s, desert plants throughout the property, and face painting for children, free, noon - 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, Tesoro Adobe Historical Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia. Info: (661) 259-5479.
One-day Reiki training class
Learn to heal yourself. Learn to heal others. Receive attunements that raise your vibration so you can be open to receive, better understand, and utilize your own gifts and inner guidance. A Level 1 Reiki training class will be held 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Info: Joan Darlene (805) 338-7040.

Valencia Wine Co. Mojito wine dinner
Valencia Wine Co. and Mojito Cuban Cuisine will host a wine paired dinner, Feb. 8. Wine paired by Guy Lelarge. 6:30p.m. reception/ 7 p.m. dinner. Reservations required. (661) 254-9300.

Sheila R. Veloz Mammo Mondays
Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is dedicating three Mondays in February, Women's Health Month, to take the time to get mammograms - Feb. 8 is open for health care professionals and Feb. 15 is open for educators, school staff. Appointments available 7:45 - 8 p.m.; special cash pricing for uninsured patients. Info: (661) 253-8822.

Income Tax Help for Seniors
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to help seniors complete and file their income taxes, free, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 9 through April 14, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Participants need to bring a picture ID, copy of social security card, and last year's tax return to appointment. Info: (661) 259-9444 or visit Elaine or Diane at the Senior Center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, offering services such as the sales of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals, and more, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Feb. 9, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Alice in Wonderland Auditions
D.E.E. Studio productions Performing Arts Academy is auditioning for the fun-filled musical, with roles available for children and adults, as well as chorus members, through Feb. 10. Info: (661) 254-4543.

SCV Escrow Assoc. Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting, featuring a program presented by California Crimefight, open to the public, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Marie Callender's, The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

Sweetheart Serenades
Order a singing telegram delivered to almost any location in the Santa Clarita Valley from the award-winning High School Madrigals Choir, complete with flowers and commemorative photo cards, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, $100, funds raised benefit Canyon High School Choir. Info: (661) 510-7522 or (661) 251-7592.

Toast Masters meeting
Learn confidence through public speaking, snacks and networking at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, Specialty Labs, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 263-6066.

Talk with Dennis McCarthy
The Marvin Silver Adult Educational program presents a talk with columnist Dennis McCarthy, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Santa Clarita. $7 adults/students free. Info: (661) 255-6410.

Astronomical Society Meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with speaker David Doody, lead engineer for the Cassini's Mission Support Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratories, who will present "How We Got to Saturn and What We're Finding," free, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, Mesa Union School Multi-Purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

11th Annual No-Tap Tournament
Fundraiser to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities, silent auction, drawings, and bowling, 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, Valencia Lanes. Info: (661) 296-6700 or

SCVMTAC Piano Benefit Concert
The Santa Clarita Valley Music Teacher's Association of California will perform "On Stage" with local students and Joshua K. Pifer to raise money for a SVCMTAC branch piano, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, Masters College Recital Hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 644-1355.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club meeting
If you're interested in mineralogy, lapidary, or geology, bring your rocks and join the Sierra Pelona Rock Club for their monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, Clubhouse at Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:

SCV Macinthosh users group
Presentation of the highlights of the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco and question and answer session, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, Valencia Mac, 23333 Cinema Drive, Suite 100, Valencia. Info: (661) 250-4149.

Luncheon to honor military
American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, will host a BBQ luncheon in honor of the active military, recently discharged military, Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Mothers. 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. RSVP by Feb. 13 to:

History of Radio Broadcasting
Relive the early days of radio and recount its history until modern times with presenter Carl Goldman, 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

2010 Women in Service Brunch
Brunch to honor outstanding volunteers nominated by non-profits at the request of Zonta Club of SCV, $35, Saturday, March 20, Robinson Ranch Country Club clubhouse. Info: (661) 252-8424.

Ukranian Easter Egg Class
Art teacher Olga Kaczmar will lead a class on pysanky, the process that produces intricately designed Ukranian Easter eggs, 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, March 24, $40 non-members, free for members of the SCV Senior Center who are enrolled in first-quarter art classes. SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Easter Sunrise Service
Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce presents a community worship ministry and pageant depicting the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the outdoor setting of Vasquez Rocks, free (donations welcome), 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11 and 5 a.m., Sunday, April 12, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or

Sixth Annual  Walk of Hope
"Pawsitively Pink" event, where family members, teams, and dog owners can walk in support of Circle of Hope, which provides assistance to breast cancer survivors in the SCV. After the walk, there's a classic car show and various vendors, including food, to enjoy. Free entrance; registration fee for walkers. Walk and car show start at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

Assistance League Footsteps 5K
20th annual walk/run to raise funds for Operation School bell, which supplies SCV children in need with new clothing, shoes, health kits, and school supplies, 8 a.m., Sunday, April 18, Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or

Hart Park Walk Club
"Walking for Health," under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, Laurie Bevington, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15 - 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

ADD/ADHD/Autism meetings
All natural approaches to dealing with ADD/ADHD/autism spectrum disorders with Q & A and recipe exchanges, 1 p.m. first Saturday of every month (excluding holidays), se habla espanol, limited seating, RSVP required, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or

Life Change/Infinite Possibility
Taught by Mike Dooley, 7 p.m., first Thursday of every month excluding holidays, no RSVP necessary. 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or



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