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Posted: December 13, 2008 8:54 p.m.
Updated: December 14, 2008 4:55 a.m.
Nordic Lodge Lucia Pageant
The Nordic Heritage Lodge Swedish Smörgåsbord and Lucia Pageant will be held at 5 p.m. today at 23919 Avenue Entrana, Valencia. Girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the pageant. Info: Ann, (661) 297-3507 or

Sierra Pelona Rock Club potluck
The Sierra Pelona Rock Club will host its annual lunch potluck and auction today at the clubhouse of Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info:

Gymnastics benefit
The Academy of the Canyons National Honor Society will hold an open gym at Gymnastics Unlimited, 28373 Constellation Road, Valencia, today from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit a family in need. Children ages 5 to 13 welcome. $10 per child per hour.

Republican Women Federated meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Patricia McKeon will be the guest speaker. Info: (661) 299-1834.

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

Holiday events at Granary Square
Free photos with Santa Saturday 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.

Community Hiking Club events
Saturday: Tracker Jim Lowrey at Placerita Nature Center picnic area at 8:30 a.m. Manzanita trail hike after presentation.
Dec. 27: Temescal Canyon hike at 8 a.m.

‘Shop local' coupon book available
The "Enjoy Santa Clarita" coupon book, benefiting the Valencia High School Marching Band, is full of special offers from Santa Clarita merchants and restaurants. $20 per book. Coupons valid through December 2009. E-mail or call (661) 299-4000 to place order.

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.

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,

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:
Monday - from 6 p.m. to 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. Volunteer opportunities available. Info: (661) 702-8555 or

Democratic Alliance for Action
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday 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 on Jan. 5 at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia. These four week sessions are taught by qualified swim instructors in the YMCA's indoor heated pool. Info: (661) 253-3593.

Valencia Library Book Club
The Valencia Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month in the community room at the library 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
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.

Driver safety training
The AARP Driver Safety Program will run full-course classes at the SCV Senior Center on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in January. $14 class fee.

Braille Institute van at Senior Center
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the SCV Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Jan. 6. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Rose Society hosts seminar
The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host a free rose care seminar on Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 296-5033,

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. Info: (661) 288-0186, (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 High School administration office until the end of the year. Info: (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 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 every first Tuesday evening of the month at Pizza Hut, 23430 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 424-9009,

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 St. in Newhall. Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 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 College of the Canyons, 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. Info: (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. Info: (661) 803-2266.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets 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.

Rancho Camulos Museum
Docent-led public and group tours are offered by appointment year ‘round. Suggested donation, $5/adults, $3/children and students. Info: (805) 521-1501,

Senior Center rummage sale
The SCV Senior Center hosts 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.


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