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Posted: March 16, 2010 9:53 p.m.
Updated: March 17, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Dates to Watch

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.I, 4:30-8 p.m. Through March 26. St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.

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.

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

Easter pageant of words and song, telling the story of the last week of the Savior's mortal ministry, free, 2-3:30 p.m. orI 7-8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19513 Drycliff St., Canyon Country. Info: (661) 644-9008 or

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

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

Spring into Health and Wellness Festival features a variety of activities, including Return to Spring Qiqong, One World Rhythm drum circle, musical artists, children's corner, storytelling and face painting, free entrance, 10 a.m.-4p.m., William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-1265.

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: or (661) 803-2909.

Upcoming Events
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:
Sunday, March 21 -
1st Annual 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.
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, 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.
Every Wednesday - From noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
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.

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 and cooking on a budget. 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

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.

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. Monday-Friday, March 22-March 26, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call for more locations and processing instructions. 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 answers 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
Olga Kaczmar will lead a class on pysanky, or 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

Passion Play at Grace Baptist
Dramatic re-enactment combines a full orchestra, 120-voice choir, and over 75 case members, not appropriate for children seven 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

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 Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, Ext. 125 or

Braille Van at SCV Senior Center
The Braille Institute Van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired, including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125.

Saugus MOMS Club Fundraiser
Sale of items including personalized picture frames, beauty products, toys, chocolate products, massages, jewelry, kitchen tools, candles, food, and more, as well as information on preschools and doula services, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, April 11, Albertson, corner of Haskell and Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mother-to-Mother Fund, which helps members who have suffered from personal tragedies or natural disasters. Info: (661) 263-0300.

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), 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11 and 5 a.m., Sunday, April 4, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or

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

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

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.

Astronomical Society Meeting
Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly meeting with Dr. Robert Picconi, who will speak on "Einstein and Light," free, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, Mesa Union School Multi-Purpose Room, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Info: (805) 642-5166.

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 supplies, 8 a.m., Sunday, April 18, Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or

April Pool's Day Swim Safety
11th annual community event to bring attention to the staggering number of accidental drowning deaths each year in the United States, as well as demonstrations of swim and water safety for children and adults, free, 1:30-5 p.m., Saturday, April 24, Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 702-8585.

Eve Bushman Works for Charity
SCV wine writer Eve Bushman will work at Valencia Wine Co. to raise funds for Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita, 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 24300 Town Center Drive, Suite 105, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-9300 or

SC Christian School Golf Tourney
Golf tournament to benefit the athletic teams in grades five through 12 at Santa Clarita Christian Schools, 9:30 a.m. check-in, 11 a.m. shotgun start, awards, raffle, and Santa Maria style dinner served at end of round, Monday, May 3, Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 1386 Chamberburg Road, Fillmore. Info: (661) 252-7371, Ext. 220.

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.

Senior Orchestra Seeks Players
Bring your instrument and join the fun with "Orchestron" senior orchestra, conducted by Chip Johnson, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 4 p.m., Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

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

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.

Project Return peer support
Self-help group for people who realize 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.


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