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Posted: March 20, 2010 9:18 p.m.
Updated: March 21, 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. Through March 26. St. Clare Catholic Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country.

Sunday
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: info@scmasterchorale.org, www.scmasterchorale.org.

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.-4 p.m., William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-1265.

March 25
Local residents who have survived cancer are invited to attend the fourth annual Relay for Life Survivor Breakfast, with keynote speaker Judith Harris, whose specialty is "laughter therapy," 8 a.m., The Oaks Grille at TPC Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Free for survivors, can bring one guest for $10. Info: survivors@scvrelay.org or (661) 298-0886, Ext. 3.

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. Tribute to local heroes in uniform to follow run. Info: (661) 257-2339 or www.sdfhc.org.

April 3
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present David Lynch, author of "Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault," who will present photographs and detailed maps that highlight the fault with emphasis on Southern California. Copies of the "Field Guide" will be available for purchase and can be autographed by the author. 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Ave. (formerly San Fernando Road), in Newhall. Info:
Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at 661-254-1275, www.scvhs.org.

April 11
Enjoy wine tasting, food and fun all in beautiful surroundings at Betty Ferguson Foundation's ninth annual "Vine 2 Wine" Fundraiser event, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Tickets are $50 per person ($55 at the door) and can be purchased at: www.bettyferguson.org, or (661) 702-8712.

Upcoming Events 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.

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 - Make a Difference Day, Bear Divide, call LMS office.
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 - Seder Celebration, 6-8 p.m., call LMS office for 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 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.

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.

Web-site Makeover Workshop
Learn smart strategies to get your Web site working for you, how to connect with your market, call your prospects to action, generate leads, and more, $47, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Betty Ferguson Foundation, 25510 N. Ave. Stanford, Valencia. Register online at www.growyourbizworkshops.com. Info: (661) 255-8292.

Long Term Care Seminar
Thrivent Financial Group presents a seminar on how to survive the need for long- term care for yourself, family members, or loved ones without going broke, free, 10 a.m., Saturday, March 27, Hilton Garden Inn, The Old Road, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 295-9616.

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 benefitting 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 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 Dr., 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 Drive, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-8737, Ext. 125 or julia.organ@gracebaptist.org.

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's, 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 3 and 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.

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 www.circleofhopeinc.org.

Assistance League Footsteps 5K
The 20th annual walk/run 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.

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