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Posted: October 10, 2008 12:21 p.m.
Updated: December 11, 2008 5:00 a.m.
 
Castaic Lake programs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting two new programs at Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For Movies at the Lake, the community is invited to bring snacks, a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy a family movie in Paradise Cove on the lagoon. Vehicle parking is $11, but the movie is free. Movies are scheduled for Oct. 3. For information, call (661) 257-4050.

CTG shows
The Canyon Theatre Guild presents "The Bad Seed," a 1954 novel by William March (and a multi-Oscar nominated film starring Patty McCormack and Nancy Kelly two years later). The show will run at the theater, 24242 Main Street in Newhall, through Nov. 1. Also, the song-filled comedy "Musical! The Bard Is Back!" will take place at the same venue on weekends only. For details, call (661) 799-2702.

Rock With Vu
Tonight local bands Renfue and un:armed, which won first and second prize, respectively, in the recent SCV Rock Star contest (produced by The-Signal.com in association with Higher Level Productions), headline a 21+ concert at The Vu tonight. Also on the bill as special guests: Out of Grey, Opus Dai, 4th and Doc, and DJ Kosher. Doors open at 8:30 and admission is just $5. Find The Vu at 22505 8th Street, in Newhall. For more infomation and directions, visit www.higherlevelshows.com.

‘Of Mice and Men'
The REP and the city of Santa Clarita present "Of Mice and Men" at the Repertory East Playhouse. Funded through a Community Services Grant by the city of Santa Clarita. The show will run through Oct. 18. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17/$15. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall.

Scenic Train Trip
Saturday, starting at the Fillmore Station, enjoy a scenic 10-mile train ride from Fillmore to the Santa Paula Station. Good food, nice view and plenty to do in both communities. This week begins the haunted train ride to a private pumpkin patch. For more information, call (805) 524-2546.

Computer-generated
This fall the College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department is offering a series of free one-day computer classes covering computer hardware, operating systems, networks and maintenance and security tactics - each designed for the typical adult home computer user. Offered through the Continuing Education division's new Family and Consumer Sciences subject area, these new noncredit courses will teach students a variety of highly useful computer skills related to the course topic, each with no previous knowledge of the subject required.

Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 15 on the COC Valencia campus, Towsley Hall room 105. All classes are free with no prerequisites; however all students are required to officially register with the college's Community and Continuing Education department. This week's class, Home Computer Security, will provide students with the knowledge needed to implement security software as well as avoid viruses and other threats on your home computer.

Ranch tour
The Tesoro Adobe (formerly the Harry Carey Ranch) will conduct a walking tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The adobe was built and owned by noted western film actor Harry Carey in the 1920s and 1930s. During Carey's prolific film career, he is credited with at least 233 movies. He was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1939 for "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington," while the western movie elite including John Wayne, William S. Hart, and Gary Cooper visited Tesoro adobe on many occasions. Find Tesoro Adobe Historic Park at 29350 Aveneda Ranchos Tesoro, Valencia 91354. For more information, call (661) 259-0855.

Hope-n-Mic
Each third Thursday of the month, Newhall Church of the Nazarene is hosting Hope-n-Mic, a new open mic forum for Christian musicians and their friends. Come play your music or stop in to listen to other artists. All ages and musical styles are welcome, provided the lyrics are appropriate to a Christian audience.

Devil made us do it
See stars at the Devil's Punchbowl (28000 Devil's Punchbowl Road in Pearblossom) on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Come join these stargazers for an evening of night sky viewing through a professional 11" telescope. See planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, quasars, pulsars, black holes, worm holes, red dwarves, white giants and more. Call (661) 944-2743 or visit www.devils-punchbowl.com.

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