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Posted: December 27, 2008 7:12 p.m.
Updated: December 28, 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.

Farmer's Market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held 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.

ALS support group
The Santa Clarita Valley ALS (Lou Gherig's disease) support group will meet Jan. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (818) 865-8067.

Share Life at Heart of the Canyons
The Share Life Carnival will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at the Heart of the Canyons Church, La Mesa Junior High School, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Share life with blood, food, and love. Blood drive for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and food drive for the Hunger Defense Fund food pantry. Carnival games, jumpers, live entertainment, food and beverages for the family, including a putting green. Everyone is welcome! Info: (661) 255-7246, ext 0, e-mail office@heartofthecanyons.com or visit www.heartofthecanyons.com.

YMCA swim lessons
Youth Swim Lessons start 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.

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.

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.

Canyon Country Little League
On site sign-ups for spring session of T-ball, baseball, and fast-pitch softball at the Canyon Country Little League Complex, 16066 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10. Programs available for all youth between the ages of 4 and 15. Info: www.ccll.org.

Winter fitness for seniors
The Bouquet Canyon Seniors Apartment complex will host a new 50+ fitness program with ACE certified fitness trainer Linda Bennett on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 13.
Tuesday - 8:45 a.m. - Line dance class.
Thursday - 8:45 a.m. - Chair pilates class.
26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. $5 per class for seniors 60 and over, $6 per class for non-seniors. Info: (661) 993-3969 or (661) 259-9444.

LETMESAIL Jan. calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
Jan. 5 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - "Wacky Winter Day Camp." Meet at LMS office; 28304 Constellation Road.
Jan. 5 - 10 a.m. - "Anchors Aweigh Hike Day." Towsley Canyon Trail, I-5 at Calgrove exit.
Jan. 7 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - "Wacky Winter Day Camp." Meet at LMS Office; 28304 Constellation Road.
Jan. 9 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - "Wacky Winter Day Camp." Meet at LMS Office; 28304 Constellation Road.
Jan. 9 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - "Anchors Aweigh Dance Class I." Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Jan. 20 - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - "Art Experience." Cupid's Ball Centerpieces, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Jan. 22 - 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - "Tae Bo Exercise Class." Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B.
Jan. 23 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - "Anchors Aweigh Dance Class II." Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Jan. 24 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - "Red & White Bingo Night." Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
Jan. 26 - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - "Cooking Club," Heart Healthy Recipes. Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Jan. 28 - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - "Anchors Aweigh Wellness Wednesday." Regional Center, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100.
Jan. 30 - 4 p.m. - "The Music Man." Please call the LMS office for play details and ticket purchase
RSVP required by contacting Chris at LETMESAIL. Volunteer opportunities are available. Info: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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.

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. Info: (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.

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 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.

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, 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 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Info: (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. Info: (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. Nonmembers are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. Info: 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. Info: (661) 259-6437, www.santaclaritakoiclub.com.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center kicks off its annual Volunteer-Naturalist Training program Jan. 13. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 27 with a graduation dinner planned for March 28. 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 252-6197.

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 recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-3321.

Pride in the Lake
Staff and volunteers remove litter and landscape different areas of Castaic Lake from 9 a.m. 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 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. 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.
Info: (661) 252-3762.

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

SCV songwriter circle meeting
Musician networking and song-sharing circle meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Peet's Coffee and Tea House, 27047 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Info: www.myspace.com/scvsongcircle.

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. Info: 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. 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. 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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