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Posted: November 29, 2008 8:56 p.m.
Updated: November 30, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 

Concert for Stephen Sorenson
A special fundraising event for Stephen Sorenson will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Hart High School Auditorium. Suggested donation at the door: $20. Info: (661) 644-1253, www.concertforstephen.com.

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

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 Wednesday. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

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

Holiday events at Granary Square
Saturday: Santa's Grand Arrival at noon. Free photos with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Hart High Carolers 2 p.m.
Dec. 13: Free pet pictures with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. (near Bree's Pet Depot). Saugus High Carolers perform at noon. Valencia High Carolers 1 p.m. West Ranch High Chorale, 2 p.m.
Dec. 20: Free photos with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Treats on the Square with Santa and Elves at noon. D.J. holiday music, from noon to 3 p.m. Granary Square, 25830 - 25960 McBean Parkway, Valencia.

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

Tesoro Adobe Historic Park events
Tesoro Adobe Historic Park will host an open house and art show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park will also host Tiny Tots programs in mid-December from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Hart show choir Holiday Boutique
Hart High School's show choir will host their annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hart High School.

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) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. RSVP to shanna@alsala.org or Shanna Curtis at (818) 865-8067 x234.

Driver safety training
The AARP Driver safety program will hold a full course on Friday and Saturday. Contact the SCV Senior Center, (661) 259-9444, www.scvseniorcenter.org.

Valencia Library programs
The Valencia Library will host the following programs in December and January:
Tuesday, Wednesday - 7 p.m.-8 p.m.: Special Storytime
Thursday - 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 Valencia Blvd. in Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

Pet photos with Santa in the SCV
Pet Assistance Foundation will offer pet photos with Santa to benefit low-cost spay and neutering.
Saturday - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pet Stop, 16522 Soledad Canyon Road, corner of Sand/ Soledad, Canyon Country.
Dec. 13 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, corner of Seco/Bouquet, Saugus.
Photo packages start at $10.
Info: (661) 260-3140.

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

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

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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $1/youth and free for members. 1001 E. Main St. Santa Paula. Info: (805) 933-0076.

‘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. Info: (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. Info: (661) 251-1352.

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. Info: (805) 529-6266, www.vccfarmersmarket.com.

Toastmaster Club meets in Valencia
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. Info: (661) 298-8693.

LETMESAIL 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:
Thursday - 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Jay Leno taping and studio tour. Call LMS office for more details.
Saturday - 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.
RSVP required by contacting Chris at LETMESAIL. Volunteer opportunities available. Info: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net.

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. Info: (661) 259-5272, www.newnaz.org.

California Rangers Horse Drill Show
The California Rangers Regimental Show will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Don-E-Brook Farm, 28680 San Francisquito Road, Saugus. The horse drill and equitation competition is free to the public. Info: Fred Frothinger, (661) 645-2962.

Holiday luncheon for CRTA at IHOP
CRTA (California Retired Teachers Association) will host a Holiday Luncheon 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.

Girl Scout Holiday Boutique
The mothers and daughters of Senior Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 236 will host their fourth annual Holiday Boutique from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Valencia Hills HOA Clubhouse, 24060 Oakvale Drive, Valencia. (661) 254-7559.

Coping with grief and loss
Jeff Zhorne will present "Living with the empty chair at holiday dinners" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Santa Clarita City Hall in Valencia. Info: (661) 733-0692.

Musical outreach at Sterling Canyon
The Music Students' Service League of the Santa Clarita Music Teachers' Association will play Christmas music for the residents of Sterling Canyon Assisted Care from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 25815 McBean Parkway in Valencia.

Worldwide Candle Lighting
The Santa Clarita chapter of Compassionate Friends will host their annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony at Canyon Country Park, 17615 W. Soledad Canyon Road at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Info: (661) 252-4654.

Democratic Alliance for Action
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. (661) 222-7194.

LETMESAIL's New Year's Eve Ball
LETMESAIL will host their second annual New Year's Eve Bon Voyage Ball from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Hyatt Valencia. $175 for individuals, $300 for couples. Specials available. Formal attire. Proceeds benefit LETMESAIL. (661) 702-8555.

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 prepaid 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 High School administration office until the end of the year. (661) 254-7231.

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

Tesoro walk club
The Tesoro walk club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. (661) 702-8953.

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

Narcotics Anonymous
If you believe you have a drug problem Santa Clarita Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. (661) 299-5599 for referral.

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Assistance League meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Assistance League operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main Street in Newhall. Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (661) 255-1991.

Antique and collectors fair
Antique and collectors fair will be held on the last Sunday of every month, starting at 8 a.m. at COC, parking lot 8.

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

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.

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 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. (661)296-3321.

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. Info: (661) 257-5034.

SCV Antique Auto Club
The SCV Antique Auto Club meets 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. Info: 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. Info: (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 or visit 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. Info: (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. Info: (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, 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 from noon-1 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (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. Info: (661) 406-2003.

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