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Posted: February 9, 2010 8:19 p.m.
Updated: February 10, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch

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.

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 screening 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.

Winter Shelter Valentines’ Tea will be hosted by Harrison Katz, a candidate for City Council, at the Tea Gardens, 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Two seatings, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  The event benefits the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. Celebrate with the sounds of guitarist and songwriter Melissa Kaye. Call for reservations: (661) 255-9832.

Feb. 20
Pleasantview’s 11th Annual No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the local non-profit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities, Saturday, Feb. 20, Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 296-6700 or

Upcoming Events
Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

Drive through any Coffee Kiosk and purchase a drink from Feb. 5 - Feb. 19 and they will donate a portion of the proceeds to Children’s Hunger Fund for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. 23716 Lyons Ave., Newhall; 18717 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country; or 26833 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

SCV Man/Woman of the Year
Santa Clarita Valley’s Man and Woman of the Year committee is now accepting nomination forms from all local non-profits for the 2010 SCV Man and Woman of the Year Award, presented at a dinner on Friday, May 7, Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia. Submission deadline is Feb. 26. Download applications at Info: (661) 252-0127 or

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. 19. Info: (661) 254-4543.

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:
Thursday, Feb. 11 - “Anchors Aweigh” Volunteer Opportunity, Help the Children, 9 - 11 a.m., 26450 Ruether Ave., Saugus.
Saturday, Feb. 13 - “Fourth Annual Cupid’s Ball” International Amore, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Valencia High School Multi-purpose Room, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia.
Sunday, Feb. 21 - “Year of the Tiger” Chinese New Year Festival, call for details.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 - “Art Experience” Chinese Dragon Project, 7 - 9 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info:

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.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - “Avoiding Common Mistakes that Many Retirees Make with Their Money” with financial advisor Anthony Saccaro.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, free blood sugar testing, 11 a.m. - noon.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Hearing Clinic with Nola Aronson of Audiology Associates, free hearing checks, 11 a.m. - noon. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

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.

Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley
Discussions on the most recent City Council election, new propositions for the June election, and review goals for 2010, as well as Black History Month, Women’s month, and other democratic concerns, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, Las Lomas restaurant, 24225 Main St., Suite 4, Newhall. Info: (661) 295-9318 or

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 - Monday, Feb. 15 is open for educators, school staff, and members of their families, and Monday, Feb. 22 is open for Santa Clarita Valley business women. Appointments available 7:45 - 8 p.m.; special cash pricing for uninsured patients. Info: (661) 253-8822.

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

Valencia High Golf Team Fundraiser
Eat at Jersey Mike’s from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, and 20 percent of all the proceeds will be donated to the Valencia High Viking Golf Team, 23872 Copperhill Drive, Saugus.

AARP Driver Safety program
Program qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, 2 - 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, and 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, $12 - $14, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Registration requested. Info: (661) 259-9444.

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, Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13, $100, funds raised benefit Canyon High School Choir. Info: (661) 510-7522 or (661) 251-7592.

Republican Women Federated
Monthly meeting with special guest speaker, Dr. Johan Stead, political studies professor at Master’s College, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834 or

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.

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:

Meet the City Council Candidates
February meeting features David Gauny, Daniel Henriquez, and Marsha McLean. Nominations for officers will be taken. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Info:

Astronomical Society Meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with speaker David Doody of 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.

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.

SCV Singles Social Event
An evening of fun, live entertainment and socializing that attracts up to 200 local singles, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Free entrance. Info:

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.

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.

Newcomers and Friends meeting
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, 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, Starbucks on McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 299-1834 or

Luncheon to honor military
American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, will host a BBQ luncheon in honor of the active military and 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 with 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


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