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Posted: December 9, 2008 10:28 p.m.
Updated: December 10, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 
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.

'Shop local' coupon book available
Shop more, pay less. Enjoy Santa Clarita restaurants, attractions, car washes and more with the "Enjoy Santa Clarita" coupon book benefiting the Valencia High School Marching Band. Full of special offers, including four free car washes, an oil change and pizza, all with no additional purchase required. You'll also find page after page of discount coupons for your dining and shopping pleasure, and it's 98 percent local to Santa Clarita merchants and restaurants. Limited time offer; only $20 per book (don't forget to order at least one for yourself!). Coupons valid through December 2009. E-mail santaclaritacouponbook@gmail.com or call (661) 299-4000 to place order.

‘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. Showtimes 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.

Shopping spree for Boys & Girls 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.

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

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:
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 contacting Chris at LETMESAIL, (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Volunteer opportunities available.

Holiday events at Granary Square
Saturday: Santa's Grand Arrival at noon. Free photos with Santa, from noon-3 p.m. Hart High Carolers 2 p.m.
Saturday: Free pet pictures with Santa, from noon-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.
Saturday, Dec. 20: Free photos with Santa, from noon-3 p.m. Treats on the Square with Santa and Elves at noon. D.J. holiday music, from noon-3 p.m. Granary Square, 25830-25960 McBean Parkway, Valencia.

ACS Holiday Boutique
The first-ever American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley Unit Relay Holiday Boutique will feature more than 30 vendors from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Oak Hills Elementary School, 26730 Old Rock Road, Valencia. Info: Contact Nora Christie at nora.christie@sbcglobal.net or call (661) 645-1120 or (661) 254-6583.

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

‘The Legend of Wunderbar'
Local artist and equestrian Judy Reinsma will sign copies of her new children's fable "The Legend of Wunderbar" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Sports Saddlery, 26046 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus between Magic Mountain Parkway and Cinema Drive. The fable emphasizes the power of love, positive values, devotion to family and overcoming a sense of inferiority. Info: (661) 296-6869. Valencia Sport Saddlery, (661) 255-6713.

SCV Youth Project Fundraiser
Jerry Cadorette, World Champion Arm Wrestler, is challenging local Santa Claritans to arm wrestle for charity. On Saturday he will take on anyone who thinks they can beat him to benefit the SCV Youth Project. 9 a.m. registration and weigh-in begins, 1 p.m. Tournament begins (compete in your weight class),
3 p.m., auction closes to "Challenge the Champ."
LOCATION: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Blvd., Canyon Country. Sponsorship: $100 plus. Registration: $25 adult, $5 youth. Silent auction board to "Challenge the Champ." Info: Kim Goldman, (661) 257-9688, kim@helpnothassle.com.

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. Saturday, 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 Sunday. Info: (661) 252-4654.

Nordic Lodge Lucia Pageant
Nordic Heritage Lodge Swedish Smörgåsbord and Lucia Pageant will be held 5 p.m. Sunday at 23919 Avenue Entrana, Valencia. Girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the pageant. Info: Ann, (661) 297-3507 or ann@nordicheritage.com.

Valencia Library Holiday Stories
The Valencia Library will host Holiday Stories 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The library is located at 23743 Valencia Blvd. in Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

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

YMCA swim lessons sign-up
Sign-ups begin Dec. 18 for Youth Swim Lessons starting Jan. 5 at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. These four-week sessions are taught by qualified swim instructors in the YMCA's indoor heated pool. Info: (661) 253-3593 or 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia.

New Year's Eve at Rep East Playhouse
The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall, will host a New Year's Eve party Carnivale di Venezia, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Space is limited. RSVP required by Dec. 22. Dancing, meet the winemaker Bret Engelman of Engelmann Cellars. Tickets: $60 per person advance; $100 per couple advance; $75 per person at the door (21 and over). Limo service available for $20 per person round trip anywhere in the SCV. Call Sean at Driven to Drive at (661) 210-6122. To purchase tickets call the box office at (661) 288-0000 or www.repeastplayhouse.org/carnivaldv.htm.

Valencia Library Book Club
The Valencia Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month in the community room at the library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. January selection: "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy. January meeting will be held Jan. 8 at Borders Bookstore on Town Center Drive, Valencia. February selection: "Bone People" by Keri Hulme.

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, Info: (661) 259-0033, ext. 227.

Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Hart High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a 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 nonprofit organization Cell Phones for Soldiers. Take 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.

Parents with Addicts Group
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7 p.m. 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. Info: (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. Info: (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., Newhall. Info: (661) 424-9009, www.scvmenofharmony.com.

Narcotics Anonymous
If you believe you have a drug problem Santa Clarita, Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Call (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. Info: (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 on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road., #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Info: (661) 251-5144.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

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

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