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Posted: March 27, 2010 5:37 p.m.
Updated: March 28, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Dates to Watch
Today

Wolves from the Wolf Connection (a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue) will be on the patio of Wolf Creek restaurant, 27746 N. McBean Parkway, Valencia, 1-5 p.m. Photos are $8 each. Info: (661) 263-9653.

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. 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.

Santa Clarita Velo in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita is hosting its second annual Santa Clarita Century Ride, an event that invites cyclists of every level to pedal for a cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center and C.O.R.E. Rides start from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 3, Westfield Valencia Town Center. Info: www.santaclaritacentury.com.

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. Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will support the Foundation’s mission:  “To Train, Develop and Empower Women and Youth to be a Vital Force in Society.” Tickets are $50 per person ($55 at the door) and can be purchased at:  www.bettyferguson.org, or (661) 702-8712. Sponsorships are available for as little as $500.  

April 17
“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. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Info: (661) 254-5218 or www.circleofhopeinc.org.

April 18
Assistance League Footsteps 5K is the 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., Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-3114 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org.

April 24
Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center invites the community to its annual pancake breakfast to raise funds for homeless case management in the Santa Clarita Valley, $3 children, $5 adults, 8-11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 27265 Luther Drive, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 993-6198.

Dancing with Our Stars fund-raiser to benefit non-profits in the SCV. 6 p.m.-midnight. Hyatt Century Plaza, Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Tickets $120. Info: (661) 294-4444 ext: 113, www.scvstars.com.

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.

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.  The club comprises people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  For information contact www.santaclaritakoiclub.com or (661) 259-6437.

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 28 — Inaugural Seder Celebration, 6 - 8 p.m., call LMS office for more details.
Thursday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 — “LMS Startz” 2010 Film Class, 6:30-8 p.m., SCV Film Center, 24623 Walnut St., Newhall.
Saturday, April 3- —“Hang Loose” Star Search event, 7-9:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Canyon Country.
Monday, April 5 — “Anchors Aweigh” Hike Day, 10 a.m., call for location.
Sunday, April 11 — “SNAP Flag Football” pick up game, 4:30-6 p.m., COC Upper Field, 26450 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Monday, April 12 — “Cooking Club” Reach for the Stars Microwave & Cupcakes, 6-8 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
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 31 — Oral Health and Our Wellbeing with mobile dental hygienist Donna Lombardi. (Caregivers encouraged to attend).
Wednesday, April 7 — “What Seniors Won’t Tell You About Their Mental Health,” presentation by Michael Dougherty of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit.
Every Wednesday — From noon- 1 p.m., blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Thursday, April 1 — Free foot screenings by podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes of Canyon Foot Care Podiatry Group, 11 a.m.-noon.
Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, Ext. 138.

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.

Easter Holiday Services
Today — Palm/Passion Sunday Service, 10 a.m.
Thursday, April 1 — Holy Communion by candlelight and living tableau of The Last Supper, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 2 — Good Friday service, noon.
Sunday, April 4 — Easter Sunday Morning service, glorious celebration and message, 10 a.m.
Sunday, April 11 — Holy Humor Sunday Morning service, 10 a.m.
All services at Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall. Info: (661) 251-1311.

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 try out 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 younger, 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.

Community Vegetable Garden
All interested in forming a community vegetable garden in Santa Clarita are invited to attend a meeting from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 1, private location, please RSVP for address. Info: (661) 645-6459 or wwcld@hotmail.com.

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.

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., April 3 and 5 a.m., Sunday, April 4, 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 268-1488 or adetres@theshepherd.org.

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.

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.

National Down and Dirty Mud Series
Offers 5K and 10K off-road courses filled with military-style obstacles, commanding cargo climbs, wild water crossings, and lots of mud. All participants receive tech tee, post-race food, and finisher medal, Sunday, April 25, Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic. Info: www.downanddirtymudrun.com or (818) 707-8866.

April Pool’s Day Swim Safety
The 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, free, 1:30-5 p.m., Saturday, April 24, Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 702-8585.

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