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Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Posted: February 16, 2010 9:49 p.m.
Updated: February 17, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Dates to Watch

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

Fridays
St. Clare Catholic Church 32nd annual Lenten Fish Fry. Takeout meals are available. Children and seniors eat for $7.50; adult dinners are $8.50 ,4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26. St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.

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

Meet the four-legged friend of your dreams at the Brittany Foundation dog adoption event at Pet Supply Santa Clarita, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.  All dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Info: www.brittanyfoundation.com or (661) 296-2654.

Sunday
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., Masters College Recital Hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 644-1355.

Feb. 23
The Santa Clarita Symphony presents a six-piece ensemble comprised of members performing live to Mary Pickford’s silent film, “Daddy Long Legs,” free, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: www.scsymphony.com  

Upcoming Events
Cancer Society Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley Unit is seeking volunteers and donations for Daffodil Days, a fundraising effort for research and early detection, sponsorship starts at $10. Info: (661) 298-0886, ext. 3.

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 to provide relief to the victims of the Haiti earthquake. 23716 Lyons Ave., Newhall; 18717 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country; or 26833 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

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 www.angelfoodministries.org.

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.

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 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 www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com. Info: (661) 252-0127 or ccoulter1@socal.rr.com.

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:
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 - “Anchors Aweigh” Wellness Wednesday Exploring Different Cultures, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info:  www.letmesail.org. 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. 17 - “Avoiding Common Mistakes that Many Retirees Make with Their Money” with financial advisor Anthony Saccaro.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 - “Healthy Living” with health educator Loree Searcy from Providence Health & Services.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
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.

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. 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.

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. Info: (661) 259-9444 or visit Elaine =or Diane at the Senior Center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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: scvsingles@gmail.com.

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.

SCV Macinthosh users group
Presentation of the highlights of the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco followed by a 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 www.ncandf.com.

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 alan@scvhistory.com.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. This month’s meeting will be held Feb. 28.  The Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  For information contact www.santaclaritakoiclub.com or (661) 259-6437.

23rd Annual Polar Bear Run
Sponsored by ABATE Local #1, 75-mile scenic route ending in Santa Clarita Valley, $12 singles/$18 couples, merchandise and 50/50 raffle, 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, Big Jim’s Restaurant, 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley. Info: (818) 244-9898.

SCV Escrow Assoc. Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold their monthly dinner meeting, featuring a program on GFE/HUD regulations with past CEA president Margarita Billings, $25 for non-members, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, Marie Callender’s, The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

St. Patrick’s Day Race
Knights of Columbus will sponsor their 30th annual 5K run, starting in Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road, Newhall, run entirely on trail in the park property, 9 a.m., Saturday, March 13, $21 - $27 pre-registration (parking fees included). Info: (661) 259-4384.

2010 Women in Service Brunch
Brunch to honor outstanding volunteers nominated by nonprofits 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.

Samuel Dixon Heroes 5K Run
Uniquely fun inaugural family walk/run with bagpipes, chocolate finish, and hero hotcakes breakfast will raise funds to ensure quality health care for uninsured and under-insured in our community, 8 a.m., Saturday, March 27, Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tribute to local heroes in uniform to follow run, featuring George Pederson, police officer Elizabeth Green, sheriff’s deputy Artie Thompson; emceed by council member Bob Kellar. Info: (661) 257-2339 or www.sdfhc.org.

Easter Sunrise Service
Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce present 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 adetres@theshepherd.org.

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 www.circleofhopeinc.org.

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 www.assistanceleague-alsc.org

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 cary7777@juno.com.

Project Return peer support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

LeTip business referral group
Network with other local professionals, 7 - 8:30 a.m., every Thursday, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 295-9616.

SCV Swing Jazz Club
Meets on the fourth Sunday of every month to enjoy listening and dancing to the sounds of “The Blue Lagoon.” 2 - 5 p.m., $8/$10 or $15-$25 yearly membership fees. Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661) 298-7865.

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