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Posted: November 8, 2008 8:28 p.m.
Updated: November 9, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 
Town hall meetings
Mayor Bob Kellar will host the final town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Valencia at the Bridgeport Elementary School multi-purpose room, 23670 Newhall Ranch Road. (661) 255-4314.

Relay for Life committee
The Relay for Life planning committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foundation building on the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital campus. This year's American Cancer Society SCV Relay for Life is scheduled for May 30-31, 2009 at Central Park. (661) 259-0033, ext. 227, www.scvrelay.org.

Blue Shadows horseback riding
Blue Shadows, a local non-profit youth equestrian team, is accepting new members for their beginner riding group through Saturday. No prior experience necessary. Children ages 8-18 invited to join. (661) 268-0324.

LETMESAIL Nov. Calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following November events for registered clients:
Sunday - 4-5:30 p.m. - "SNAP Flag Football Pick-Up Game"; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Monday - 10-11 a.m. - "Anchors Aweigh Hike Day; please call LMS office for Hike location
Saturday - 7-9 p.m. - "Hang Loose Night; Magic Workshop"; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
Nov. 16 - 4-5:30 p.m. - "SNAP Flag Football Pick-Up Game"; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Nov. 17 - 6-8 p.m. - "Cooking Club; Thanksgiving Feast; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net Further information at www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Church boutique
The Santa Clarita Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. 24436 Valley St., Newhall.

YMCA Veteran's Day luncheon
The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA will host a Veteran's Day Luncheon in honor of our community's heroes from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday at the YMCA facility on McBean Parkway. (661) 253-3593.

Cesar Millan book signing
Barnes & Noble in Valencia will host Cesar Millan, author of "Cesar's Way" at 7 p.m. Monday. He will be signing copies of his new release, "A Member of the Famiy: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment with Your Dog." (661) 254-6604.

Thank a soldier on Veteran's Day
Local songwriter Trish Lester will share her original song "Thank a Soldier" at the city of Santa Clarita's Veteran's Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans Plaza, 24275 Walnut St., Newhall. www.TrishLester.com.

Specialty Toastmaster Club
The Specialty Toastmaster Club will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and every other Tuesday at the Specialty Labs' Theater, 27027 Tourney Road in Valencia. Learn self-confidence through public speaking. (661) 298-8693.

SCV Computer Club meeting
The SCV Computer Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Topics will include holiday high-tech gifts and spyware solutions. Admission is free. (661) 252-8852, www.scvpcg.org, scvcomputerclub@gmail.com.

Songwriter and composer's circle
Musicians will meet 7-9 p.m. Wednesday to share songs at Peet's Coffee and Teahouse, 27047 McBean Parkway. RSVP to scvsongwriters@yahoo.com.

Senior Center movie
The Santa Clarita Senior Center will show "Some like it hot" at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at 22900 Market Street, Newhal. Donation, $1, popcorn, 25 cents, free parking. (661) 259-9444.

Heart Link Network meeting
The Heart Link Network meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Attendance is limited to 25 women. E-mail kellihagen@gmail.com, (661) 513-0662.

Alzheimer's education program
Summerhill Villa and the Alzheimer's Association will host a free community education program "Alzheimer's, my mom, our journey" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 24431 Lyons Ave. (661) 254-9933.

‘And Then There Were None'
The Repertory East Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's murder mystery "And Then There Were None." Opening Night Gala will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Show will run through Dec. 13. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $17/adults, $15/seniors and students. (661) 288-0000, www.repeastplayhouse.org.

Free flu shots
Free flu shots will be administered at the SCV Senior Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The shots will be given to individuals who are at high risk for flu. (661) 259-9444.

Sierra Hillbillies Veterans Day Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold a "Veterans Day & Food Pantry Benefit" dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Non-perishable goods donated at the dance will be given to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. (661) 250-8828, www.sierrahillbillies.org.

Wine tasting
Valencia Wine Company will hold its fourth annual Holiday Tasting at Tournament Player's Club Valencia from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. $70. (661) 254-9300.

Book sale
Rancho Camulos Museum will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the museum. Free children's activities. On Highway 126, 2 miles east of Piru and 10 miles west of Interstate 5 at Santa Clarita. (805) 521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.

Opera Scenes
The Master's College will host Opera Scenes Friday through Nov. 16 in the Music Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. (661) 259-3540, ext. 3196.

Alternative gift fair
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will hold an alternative gift fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 16, 24901 Orchard Village Road. (661) 259-7307.

Golf Tournament
Vista Valencia Golf Course will host a fundraising golf tournament to support Saugus High School's girls softball team at 8 a.m. Saturday. $125. Lunch, raffle, trophies at 1 p.m. (661) 816-5326.

Caring for the caregiver
The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center will host several workshops for caregivers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the AV Inn & Conference Center at 44055 N. Sierra Highway. The workshops are free, but registration is required. (661) 945-4852.

AfterWORDS Literary Event
The Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Foundation will present the second annual AfterWORDS event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Suite115, Valencia. $40 per person includes appetizers and beverages, $125 for a table of four. (661) 255-9896, www.scvsf.org.

eet the artists at B&R Art Gallery
Judy Larson will make her eighth annual appearance at B&R Art Gallery, 17726 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16. June Carey will make an appearance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. Both artists will hand-embellish canvas pieces at the shows. (661) 298-2038, www.bnr-art.com/shows/ indes.htm.

Chamber Strings concert
The Master's College Chamber Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Music Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. (661) 259-3540, ext. 3196.

Literacy and Arts Festival
The SCV Education Foundation and the city of Santa Clarita will host the SCV Literacy and Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Festival includes live entertainment, strolling performers, storytelling, children's craft activities, author signings, food and more. Free. (661) 414-4465, www.scveducationfoundation.org.

Saugus High Festival of Dance
The Saugus High Dance Team will host their annual Festival of Dance at Hart Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 Tickets: $15 for reserved seating, $10 for presale general admission, $13 at the door. (661) 296-5678.

Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner
The annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner date will be held Feb. 20. The dinner will benefit the Respite Adult Day Care program offered by the SCV Senior Center. (661) 288-0186, (661) 259-0033, ext. 227.

Cell Phones For Soldiers
The Hart High School cheerleaders are sponsoring the Cell Phones For Soldiers drive. Every cell phone turned in will be exchanged for a pre paid phone card and sent to U.S. Troops overseas through the non-profit organization Cell Phones For Soldiers. Bring your old cell phones to any home Hart football game and drop them off at the Hart Cheer booth. Phones can also be dropped off in the Hart H. S. Administration office until the end of the year. (661) 254-7231.

Heart Link Network meeting
The Heart Link Network meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Attendance is limited to 25 women. E-mail kellihagen@gmail.com, (661) 513-0662.

Support for parents of addicts
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7 to 8 p.m every Tuesday night at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room #1 on the second floor. Adults only. (661) 296-1939.

Men of Harmony meets in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings held every first Tuesday evening of the month at Pizza Hut, 23430 Lyons Avenue. (661) 424-9009, www.scvmenofharmony.com.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road., #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in from 9:30 to 10 a.m. For details contact Diana at (661) 251-5144.

T'ai Chi class at Senior Center
New students will be accepted for the 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday T'ai Chi class at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, during October. All ages welcome. $2 for seniors, $4 for non-seniors. The Senior Center also offers a Saturday morning class from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for $30 per month and a Tuesday-Thursday afternoon class from 3 to 4 p.m. (661) 259-9444, www.scvseniorcenter.org.

Duplicate bridge game in Castaic
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall. (661) 803-2266.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The following is a list of upcoming activities:
Nov. 13 - Jake Finch on 12 Steps to Recovering Money from Your Fabric Addiction.
www.scvquiltguild.org.

Rancho Camulos Museum
Docent led one-hour tours are conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Rancho Camulos Museum, located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. Private group and school tours and special events such as weddings can also be arranged.
(805) 521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.

Vasquez Rocks programs
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a variety of events at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce.
Birds of Prey Presentation - The first Sunday of every month, at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Ranger Guided Hikes - The second, third and fourth Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Beginners' Hike - Easy hike through the park, approximately one hour. Meet at the park office. Thursdays 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (661) 268-0840.

Senior Center rummage sale
The SCV Senior Center will host a monthly rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Items may be donated on the preceding Friday and Monday each month at 8 a.m. All funds raised benefit the SCV Senior Center.

Wildlife Waystation orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. (818) 899-5201, www.WildlifeWaystation.org.

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. www.santaclaritaartists.org.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. (661) 259-6437, www.SantaClaritaKoiClub.com.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center winter programs:
All events held at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. (661) 259-7721.
Family Nature Walk: Every Saturday 11 a.m. to noon. An easy, 1-hour walk exploring the area's natural and cultural history.
Animal Presentation: Every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area.
Trail Team: First Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. Help repair trails, pick up litter and remove weeds. Fifteen minute safety orientation mandatory. Wear long pants, boots, and bring water.
Bird Walk: Second Saturday of the month. Walks start at 9 a.m. and last about two hours. They are free and there is no parking fee. Beginning bird watchers and families are welcome. Children aged 6 and older are welcome with a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and field guide.
Volunteer Orientation: First Saturday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Nature Center and Park.
Community Hiking Club, a new monthly community event that invites all ages to get into the outdoors, visit wilderness areas, and stretch their legs.
Community Nature Series: Learn about the animals and nature around. www.placerita.org.

Come sing the oldies
Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. (661)296-3321.

Dance Cuban salsa
Free salsa classes are held at 11 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday at Newhall Park at 15th Street and 24909 Newhall Ave. Dancing is outside, so wear a hat and tennis shoes. (661) 618-1105, www.ruedainthepark.com.

Pride in the Lake
Staff and volunteers remove litter and landscape different areas of Castaic Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Bring gloves and equipment. (661) 257-5034.

SCV Antique Auto Club
The SCV antique auto club will meet at 7:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road. in Saugus. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. E-mail caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net, (661) 259-3570.

Overeaters Anonymous
Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road., Valencia.
Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Thursday 7 p.m. "The Cocoon," 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Saturday 9.30 a.m., "The Cocoon" 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Contact Mary at (661) 252-3762.

Bereavement group
Bereavement groups meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. (818) 895-8000.

Narcotics Anonymous
The Santa Clarita Valley helpline for Narcotics Anonymous is (661) 299-5599.
Sunday - 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. - Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Sunday - 7 p.m. - Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Highway., Canyon Country.
Thursday - 7:30 p.m. - First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall, upstairs.
Monday - 6:30 p.m. Denny's, 31724 Castaic Road., Castaic.
Friday 6:30 p.m. - FOR MALE ADDICTS ONLY - Barnabus House, 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Monday - 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall.
Friday - 8 p.m. Campfire (weather permitting, otherwise inside location), 9927 Soledad Canyon Road., Santa Clarita.
Tuesday - 7 p.m. - LADIES MEETING - NCADD, Valencia Plaza, 24460 Lyons Ave., Newhall.
Saturday - 8 a.m. - Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway., Valencia, Rooms A & B, Canyon Country.
Wednesday - 7 p.m. Library Building, 3015 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park.
Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Middle School, 19425 Stillmore St., Room #705, Canyon Country. Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Library Building, 3015 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park.
Saturday - 11:59 p.m. The Cocoon, 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.

SC Amateur Radio Club
The Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club welcomes amateurs and non-HAMs at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Club members volunteer for L.A. County Disaster Communications Services, DCS, and the city emergency radio services. E-mail f001@lacds.com, www.w6jw.org.

Vietnam era veterans
"Lost Patrol" serves Vietnam era veterans and their families in Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys. Join us on the third Sunday of each month at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 27510 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, at 11 a.m. (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

Assistance for teen moms
The SCV Pregnancy Center provides meetings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m every Thursday night for a caring, non-judgmental environment where teen moms can come together for support and encouragement. Dinner and childcare provided. For location, registration and information: (661) 255-0082.

weSPARK cancer support
Monday:
In-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 11 a.m.
Children Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore and Sharon Earle, begins at 4 p.m.
Post-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 6 p.m.
Restorative Yoga class, facilitated by Melisa Morgan, starts at7:30 p.m.
Tuesday:
Integrative Yoga class, facilitated by Susie Jacobson, starts at 9:30 a.m.
Metastatc Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, takes place at 11 a.m.
Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, meets at 6 p.m.
Thursday:
Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, starts at 11 a.m.
Grief Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, starts at 6 p.m.
Friday:
Gentle Yoga class starts at 10 a.m.
All meetings take place at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507. For more information call (661) 288-2322.

Hospice volunteers needed
Procare Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Training classes beginning soon. For more information, call Linda Martinez at (818) 895-8000.

Sports Club
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callender's on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia at 7 p.m. A brief meeting is followed by a social hour. The club is open to anyone 21 or older. Activities include snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wake boarding, bicycling, air chairing, bowling, theater outings and more. For further information, call Don Gately at (661) 255 8873 or visit the club's Web site at www.CCSC.org.

MOMS Club
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) of Stevenson Ranch is a nonprofit organization open to all mothers living in Stevenson Ranch. We offer weekly playgroups and monthly activities including mom's night out, field trips, coffee talks, and park dates. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about us, please contact Melissa Kau at Melissa.W.Kau-2@umn.edu.

Men's health at SDFHC
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. reminds the community that it offers targeted health care services for men, including diabetes treatment, preventative health care treatment for heart disease and stroke, and counseling/support for smoking cessation.
SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley - Canyon Country Health Center (661) 424-1220, Val Verde Health Center (661) 257-4008, and Newhall Health Center (661) 291-1777 - as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts.
SDFHC offers a full range of health care services - physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning - to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered.

ACA meeting
The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets Fridays 12-1 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. For more information, call (661) 607-2114.

DRA meeting
Duel Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step group for people who recognize they have mental health as well as substance abuse issues, meets Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. For more information, call (661) 406-2003.

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