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Posted: November 18, 2008 10:04 p.m.
Updated: November 19, 2008 4:30 a.m.
 

Dates to Watch 

Thursday
An "Evening of Entertainment" will be held at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall to benefit an afterschool drama program for the SCV Boys & Girls Club provided by Showdown Performing Arts. Light hors d'oeuvres, wine, music, show tunes and headliner comedienne Julie Brown ("Earth Girls are Easy"). All professional performers. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets $25 each. Info: (661) 478-9739 or e-mail showdownfundraiser@yahoo.com.

Friday
The Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Santa Clarita Valley Division, will hold its 45th annual Installation Dinner Dance at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia Hotel. The theme is "SCV Idol." Agents will vie for the grand prize in a singing competition. Tickets: $85. (661) 222-3880.

Dec. 5
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host its 28th annual Holiday Home Tour Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 5. Holiday attire suggested. Location released upon ticket purchase. Tickets: $150. (661) 253-8082, www.henrymayo.com.

Dec. 6
Annual Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8082.

Old Town Newhall Children's Holiday Parade, 8:30 a.m. lineup, 9:30 a.m. parade Saturday, Dec. 6 on Main Street in downtown Newhall. Literacy and Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hart Park, 24151 Main St., Newhall with free children's activities, music, storytellers, author appearances, stage shows, crafts and more - all geared to promote the love of books, reading, and the performing arts. Info: www.scveducationfoundation.org.

SCV Historical Society Holiday Open House. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6, Heritage Junction adjacent to Hart Park. Bring a can of food for the Hunger Defense Fund. Entertainment, Santa Claus, tour historic homes. Info: www.scvhs.org.

Dec. 7
The 23rd annual Community Tree Lighting will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 on the campus of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Entertainment, refreshments, 2:30 p.m. Santa arrives, free photos, 5 p.m. tree lighting. Info: www.henrymayo.com.

Dec. 13
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents a kid-friendly program 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. This 75-minute concert includes festive holiday tunes, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa. Admission is $10. Open seating. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Santa Clarita Master Chorale, (661) 254-8886, www.scmasterchorale.org.

Dec. 19-21
The Santa Clarita Ballet Company presents the 14th annual performance of "The Nutcracker." College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia. 8 p.m., Dec. 19; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets on sale only at the Santa Clarita Ballet Company: $28 / $26 / $22. (661) 251-0366.

Upcoming Events

Hot Wheels Exhibit in Santa Paula
The California Oil Museum will be showing "Hot Wheels: 40 years of Playing and Collecting" through Feb. 17. Exhibit available for viewing Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $1/youth and free for members. 1001 E. Main St. Santa Paula. (805) 933-0076.

LETMESAIL Nov. Calendar
LETMESAIL (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following November events for registered clients:
Wednesday - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - "Wellness Wednesday; Kitchen & Cooking Safety" North Los Angeles Regional Center; 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100
Thursday - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tae Bo Exercise Class; Santa Clarita Christian Center; 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B, Valencia.
Nov. 23 - 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. SNAP Flag Football Pick-Up Game, College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell 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.

‘And Then There Were None'
The Repertory East Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's murder mystery "And Then There Were None." Show runs 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.

Rent-a-Santa to benefit Zonta Club
The Zonta Club of the SCV will offer a Rent-a-Santa throughout December. Reservations available for personal visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves. $100/1 hour, $150/2 hours. (661) 251-1352.

Shopping Spree for B&G Club
Customers shopping at Santa Clarita's JCPenney between Dec. 5-14 will have the chance to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fun, which will donate the money to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita.

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

DAR luncheon meeting
Debra Jamison will speak on World War 1 veterans at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the luncheon meeting of the Don Jose de Ortega Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana. (818) 712-9048.

Henry Mayo calendar
First Weeks Breastfeeding Support Group - Support group meets each Thursday. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. ARU Dining Room, Pavilion, on the hospital's campus. Cost: $10. (661) 253-8238.
Holiday Blood Drive, Nov. 20 - Henry Mayo/COC Clinical Education Center, 25727 McBean Parkway. (661) 253-8060. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. (661) 253-8000, www.henrymayo.com.

Moving through emotional loss
Jeff Zhorne is offering a free community presentation about moving through significant emotional loss from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room of the Valencia Library, 23920 Valencia Blvd. (661) 733-0692.

Genealogical Society meeting
The San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce room located at the Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth. The topic of discussion will be "Powhatan Indians and Pocahantas" with guest speaker Nancy Kilbourn. (818) 349-0878.

Support William S. Hart Museum
Support the Hart Museum at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair on Friday and Saturday. Free afternoon bug show on Saturday from the Natural History Museum's collection of living collections at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Present a Museum voucher at the time of your purchase and Barnes and Noble will donate 20 percent to the Museum (some exclusions apply). Visit Hart Museum or find Hart representative at bookstore for Museum Voucher. Info: 254-4584. William S. Hart Museum, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

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

Newcomers and Friends
Newcomers and Friends, a social group open to all women new to the Santa Clarita Valley, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Cuppy's, 27125 Sierra Highway, www.newcomersandfriendsofsantaclarita.com.

Kids Day fundraiser at Feline Center
EFBC's Feline Conservation Center will host the fourth annual Kids Day fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $7/adults, $5/children. (661) 256-3793, www.wildcatzoo.org.

Farmer's Market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market will continue every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. (805) 529-6266.

Alternative Christmas market
The First Presbyterian Church will be hosting an alternative Christmas Gift Market on the church patio from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and Dec. 7, 24317 N. Newhall Ave. (661) 259-0555.

Toastmaster Clubmeets in Valencia
The Specialty Toastmaster Club will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 and every other Tuesday at the Specialty Labs' Theater, 27027 Tourney Road in Valencia. Learn self-confidence through public speaking. (661) 298-8693.

A concert for Stephen Sorenson
A special fundraising event for Stephen Sorenson will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hart High School Auditorium. Suggested donation at the door: $20. (661) 644-1253, www.concertforstephen.com.

LETMSAIL Dec. calendar
LETMESAIL (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following December events for registered clients:
Dec. 4 - 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Jay Leno taping and studio tour. Call LMS office for more details.
Dec. 6 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Winter Wonderland Bingo Night, Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Dec. 9 - 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bucks & Lights. Meet at Starbucks @ McBean & Valencia Blvd.
Dec. 11 - 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tae Bo exercise class, Santa Clarita Christian Center; 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B.
Dec. 15 - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cooking Club holiday treats, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Dec. 24 - Anchors Aweigh Community Service Gift Distribution to local Pediatric Units. Call LMS office for more details.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Volunteer opportunities available.

Valencia Library programs
The Valencia Library will host the following programs in December and January:
Dec. 2, 3 - 7 p.m.-8 p.m.: Special Storytime
Dec. 4 - 7 p.m.-8 p.m.: Sunshine Drum Circle
Dec. 9 - 7 p.m. : Holiday Magic
Dec. 16 - 3:30 p.m. Holiday Stories
The Valencia Library is located at 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. in Valencia. (661) 259-8942.

Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3. (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Holiday boutique offers gifts
A gift boutique featuring handmade gifts and home decor by local artists will be held 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 19601 Chadway St., Canyon Country. Soledad to Whites or Plum Canyon to Nadal, follow signs.

Meet June Carey at B&R Art Gallery
June Carey will appear 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. at B&R Art Gallery, 17726 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, She will greet fans and hand-embellish her art. (661) 298-2038, www.bnr-art.com.

ALS Caregiver Day meets in Valencia
ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Support Group will host Santa Clarita Valley Caregiver Day (in place of the monthly support group) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. RSVP to shanna@alsala.org or Shanna Curtis at (818) 865-8067 x234.

Christmas presentation
The Newhall Church of the Nazarene will present "I'll Be Home for Christmas" at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 23857 The Old Road in Newhall. (661) 259-5272, www.newnaz.org.

ChristmasSing at Master's College
The Master's College will host "Come ChristmasSing 2008: the Splendor of Christmas" Dec. 2-6 in Bross Gymnasium, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 6. (661) 259-3540, ext. 3193.

Holiday luncheon for CRTA at IHOP
CRTA (California Retired Teachers Association) will host a Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at IHOP, I-5, Valencia. Social hour at 10:30 a.m. with meeting 11 a.m. A musical program will be presented by the Valencia High School Chorus, followed by the luncheon and general meeting. $10. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 5. CRTA is open to all retired educators. Info: Gerry Morey (661) 259-5308 or Lynne McDowell (661) 259-9829.

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