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Posted: March 14, 2010 12:03 a.m.
Updated: March 14, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Dates to Watch
Friday

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

Sunday
Santa Clarita Creative Guild presents the "Love Is in the Air" gala featuring local art and music, 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.

Wednesday
The Tri-Valleys Aging Network presents Dr. Sam Kojoglanian, who will discuss heart health as well as other topics related to health and longevity, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. RSVP requested. $10 pre-registered/$15 at door. Info: (661) 255-1588.

Friday
The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club 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 mbuttelman@the-signal.com.

Saturday
Women in Service Celebration, 10 a.m.-noon. The SCV Zonta Club presents its annual Women in Service Celebration brunch, saluting outstanding community volunteers nominated by local non-profits. Robinson Ranch Clubhouse. For information contact: Donna Schmidt, (661) 252-8424, e-mail: dschmidt@normmarshall.com.

March 21
Just in time for spring, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present "A British Invasion, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons (661) 362-5304, E-mail: info@scmasterchorale.org, www.scmasterchorale.org.

March 25
Learn how to survive the need for long term care for yourself, family members, or loved ones without going broke, free, 10 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, The Old Road, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 295-9616.

March 26
Have some laughs and help homeless dogs at the same time at Comedy for Canines, a fund-raiser for The Brittany Foundation no-kill dog rescue in Agua Dulce. Silent auction, raffle, and more. Show only tickets $20, plus two-item food and drink minimum. 8 p.m., JR's Comedy Club inside Marie Callender's Lounge, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: sathewords@yahoo.com or (661) 803-2909.

March 27
Uniquely fun inaugural family walk/run for Samuel Dixon Family Healthcare Centers, 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., Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 257-2339 or www.sdfhc.org.

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 www.angelfoodministries.org.

LETMESAIL 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:
Tuesday, March 16 "Passport 2 Travel" Ski Day, Big Bear, all day, call LMS office for details.
Sunday, March 21 - Inaugural Make a Difference Day, Bear Divide, call LMS office for more details.
Tuesday, March 23 - "Art Experience" Greek Mythology project, 7-9 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, March 24 - "Anchors Aweigh" Wellness Wednesday, NLACRC, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
Thursday, March 25 - "Anchors Aweigh" Cardio Kickboxing Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B, Valencia.
Sunday, March 28 - 1st Annual Seder Celebration, 6-8 p.m., call LMS office for more details.
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 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, March 17 - Advance Care Planning and Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatments presented by Providence Health & Services palliative care manager Barbara Whitlatch and advance care planner Jonathan Urata.
Wednesday, March 24 - Digestive Health and Reducing Chances for Colorectal Cancer with Dr. Amy Goff.
Wednesday, March 31 - Oral Health and Our Wellbeing with mobile dental hygienist Donna Lombardi. (Caregivers encouraged to attend.)
Every Wednesday - From noon-1 p.m., blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, March 10 - Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, who will provide free blood sugar testing.
Wednesday, March 24 - Free hearing clinic with audiologist Randall Bartlett of Audiology Services for people who do not wear hearing aids. 11 a.m.-noon, Day Care Office
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 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.

Republican Women Federated Meeting
Monthly meeting, with an opportunity to meet Republican city of Santa Clarita Council candidates, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Valley Industrial Assoc. Luncheon
Monthly business luncheon with a presentation from Lynette Madsen, president and CEO of BPG Consulting Inc., on protecting yourself and your business from identity theft, $40 member, $50 non-members, 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 294-8088 or www.via.org.

Free Community CPR Class
The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR Program teaches how to perform CPR for adults and how to help an adult who is choking, registration required, 7-8 p.m., Thursday, March 18, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Human Resources Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. (661) 253-8888.

Local Author Book Signings
Troy Andrew Smith and Margaret Brownley will sign their new books "Radersburg Gold" and "A Lady Like Sarah," 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 18, OutWest, 24265 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-7087.

Healthy Cooking/Eating on a Budget
Registered dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free six-week cooking demonstration on various food topics such as medically required meals, cooking on a budget, and more. She'll prepare foods to sample low in fat, sugar, and salt, but high in nutritional value. 1-2 p.m., starting Friday, March 19, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. RSVP required. Info (661) 259-9444, Ext. 110.

Connie Sparks Book Signing
Author and president of Wade Institute will sign her two most recent books "Where's the Money - Big Dollars to Do Big Business Like the Big Boys" and "Entrepreneur's Guide for Starting a Business," 5:30 p.m, Friday, March 19, Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 208-8229 or www.wadeinstitute.org.

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.

Genealogical Research in L.A.
Speaker Jon Schweitzer on "Genealogical Research in the Los Angeles Area, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, Chatsworth Train Station, Chamber Meeting Room, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 340-0878.

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.

SCV Rock Band Competition
Check out the hottest local rock bands as they compete for supremacy, free, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, March 21, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits
In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits at several locations, including the hospital information desk located in main lobby, kits must be turned in by April 9 for lab processing. Monday-Friday, March 22-March 26, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call for more locations. Info: (661) 253-8408.

SCV Macintosh Users Group
The Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh Computer Users Group monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, a question-and-answer session will be followed by a demonstration of receipt scanning equipment and technique, Valencia Mac, 2333 Cinema Drive, #100, Valencia. Info: (661) 250-4149 or (661) 252-7280.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Class
Art teacher Olga Kaczmar will lead a class on pysanky, the process that produces intricately designed Ukrainian 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.

SCV Swing Jazz Club
Listen or dance to the sounds of "Fiddle, Sticks and Ivory Plus." 2-5 p.m., $5-$10, Sunday, March 28, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661) 298-7865.

Mountainview Fundraiser
Golf tournament, buffet, raffle, and silent auction benefiting Mountainview Elementary School, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, Monday, March 29, Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (661) 476-2673.

Hart Cheer Try-Out Meeting
Girls interested in trying out to be a member of the Hart High School Cheerleading Team for 2010-2011 are welcome to attend meeting with their parents, which is mandatory in order to go through the tryout process, 7:30 p.m., March 31, Hart High Cafeteria. Info: (661) 254-7231 or emmchio@aol.com.

Passion Play at Grace Baptist
Dramatic re-enactment combines a full orchestra, 120-voice choir, and over 75 case members, not appropriate for children 7 years and under, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, and Friday, April 2, 3 and 6 p.m., Saturday, April 3. Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or julia.organ@gracebaptist.org.

Communion Service at Grace
Christ followers will assemble and unite to focus on the meaning of communion and its symbolism, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Dr., Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, ext. 125 or julia.organ@gracebaptist.org.

Easter Sunrise Service at Vasquez
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), 5 a.m., Sunday, April 4, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or adetres@theshepherd.org.

SCV Gardening Club Meets Monthly
Monthly meetings with speakers and opportunities to share gardening experiences, anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome to join, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13. Info: (661) 250-8345 or dianetheflowerlady@earthlink.net.

Resurrection Sunday Services
Sunrise service in the outdoor theater with the worship team and indoor service in large Worship Center with a full orchestra and 120-voice choir., 6:30 a.m., amphitheater, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Worship Center, Sunday, April 4. Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, Ext. 125 or julia.organ@gracebaptist.org.

Bike Night Season Opener
Cruise in on your favorite motorcycle or just come to look at the cool bikes on display, free, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

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

Classic Car Show at Route 66
Check out the coolest classic cars around on display, free entrance, entertainment, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, May 8, Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

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, 1 p.m. first Saturday of every month (excluding holidays), limited seating, RSVP required, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or cary7777@juno.com.

Beginners Latin Dance
Salsa lessons, no partner required, 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

Country Music and Dancing
Country dance party with a DJ, line dancing, couples dances, and dinner on the first Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays of each month, $6 with dinner, American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7507.

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 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 noon Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

Dog Rescue seeks Volunteers
The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at its ranch. Duties can include cleaning kennels, walking or playing with dogs, grooming and bathing, repairs and office work or grant writing, as well as assisting at fundraising and adoption events. Info: (661) 803-2909 or sathewords@yahoo.com.

Xi Tau Tau Chapter Meeting
Xi Tau Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets the second Monday of each month at members' homes to unite in friendship and promote cultural development. (661) 252-5470.

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.

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Special education services in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) serves Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart Union High School District to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities from birth to age 22. Info: (661) 294-5398.

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