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UPDATED: Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Posted: February 21, 2010 12:08 a.m.
Updated: February 21, 2010 4:30 a.m.

Dates to Watch
The Santa Clarita Valley Music Teacher's Association of California will perform "On Stage" with local students to raise money for a branch piano, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Masters College Recital Hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 644-1355.

Feb. 25
Susan Jeske, former Ms. America, will speak on "The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry and How to Avoid It," which focuses on the safety of personal care products and cosmetics, free, 6:30 p.m., The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Reservations required. Info: (661) 400-5010.

Feb. 27
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. Info:

Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Foundation will be a blast to the past with their "Prom Night" theme, including a three-course dinner, entertainment from the William S. Hart School high schools, dancing, silent auction, and more, 6 p.m. $100. Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: or (661) 259-9444, Ext. 151.

March 6
The 2010 Silver Spur Celebration hosted by the College of the Canyons Foundation will be held at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner to follow at 7. Honorees are Gary and Myrna Condie. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets for the event, call the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3737 or (661) 362-3435.

March 7
Midwinter Madrigal Feast benefiting the Master Chorale of Santa Clarita offers dinner, wine, play, music, vacation opportunity drawing for Hawaii, and silent auction, $100, 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-8886 or

March 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
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 prestigious 2010 SCV Man and Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented at a dinner Friday, May 7, Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, 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:
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.
Thursday, Feb. 25 — “Anchors Aweigh” Cardio Kickboxing Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017  Huntington Lane, Suite B, Valencia.
Thursday, Feb. 25 — “Anchors Aweigh” Volunteer Opportunity Mailing Project, 9 - 11 a.m., call for details.
Sunday, Feb. 28 — “First Annual LETMESAIL Snow Day,” Frazier Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., call for details. 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 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 — “Healthy Living” with health educator Loree Searcy from Providence Health & Services.
Wednesday, March 3 — Reverse Mortgages with Bank of America reverse loan officers Maria-Esther Villanueva and Gonzalo Monje.
Every Wednesday- From noon-1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, Ext. 138.

WorkSource workshops
All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, Ext. 10.

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. 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.

Small Business Toolbox Workshop
For business affected by the 2008 Sayre Fire, workshop will provide small business owners with the tools needed to take their business to the next level, hosted by Small Business Development Center, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, College of the Canyons, Room 107, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 294-9375.

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

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

Haiti Benefit Concert
Romeo, College Boyys, Anne Marie Perez De Tagle, Cymphonique and Fabulous Girl, JoJo, Ashley Argota, Lil King and Lil Fresh Boyz, Ariel Winter, Jacob Latimore, and Logan Charles will perform a benefit concert for I Heart Haiti Kids,  2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, bring two new or gently used school or children’s books (K-12 appropriate) and receive a discounted admission ticket of $24.99; the first 3,000 people bringing books will be admitted to the free concert with paid park admission.  Six Flags, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 255-4111 or

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 comprises people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  For information contact 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.

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) Support Group
Santa Clarita Valley support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends, free, 1- 2:30 p.m, Saturday, March 6, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (818) 865-8067, Ext. 234.
SCV Off the Grid Meeting
Founded to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV, SCV Off the Grid will hold its monthly meeting from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, private location. Info/RSVP: (661) 259-3704.

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.

St. Francis Dam History/Tour
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon, preceded by a short lecture on the topic by  dam expert Frank Rock, free lecture at 11 a.m., $35 bus tour leaves at noon, funds raised will benefit the society, Saturday, March 13, Heritage Junction Park, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-1275 or

2008-2009 Newsmakers
The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club will be held in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.  Raffles only, no auction. Tickets $70. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and support for student journalism programs. For reservations call (661) 902-5590 or e-mail
Astronomical Society Meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with Dr. Tommaso Treu, who will present “Dark Matter in the Universe,” free, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, Mesa Union School Multi-Purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

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.

SCV Democratic Alliance for Action
Regular monthly meeting, where you can learn about the latest SCV, state, and national events as part of a warm and dynamic progressive group, all Democrats welcome, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24505 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 309-4322.


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