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Posted: March 12, 2008 2:52 a.m.
Updated: May 13, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

Ongoing
'Wit' - The Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall, will continue its 2008 Main stage season with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Wit," written by Margaret Edson and sponsored by the Serve Pro, through April 5. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, $15 for students or seniors. Group rates are available. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For ticket purchases visit www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.

2008 AT&T Champions Classic -
The popular golf event raises funds for local charities, including Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The 2008 AT&T Champions Classic has returned to Valencia Country Club through March 16. Tickets for the event are now available at Henry Mayo Health Foundation's office and can be ordered by calling (661) 253-8062. Children 16 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission Gate Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday 6:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call (661) 260-1897 or visit www.attchampionsclassic.com.

Thursday
Team Trivia - The Newhall Educators' Family Fund (NEFF) is sponsoring a Team Trivia fundraiser in the ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia on March 13 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Judges will include Marsha McLean, Laurene Weste, Patty Rasmussen and Bob and Diane Benjamin. This will be a fun evening of playing seven rounds of trivia. Teams are made up of a cross section of Newhall School District Employees. Each of these is attending in support of their colleague, Michelle Kennedy, and NEFF. Visit www.NEFFCares.org.

Saturday
Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Day Race - On Saturday, March 15, the Knights of Columbus will sponsor their 28th annual 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run. The race starts at 9 a.m. in the old oil town of Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road in Newhall. The race will be run entirely on trails in park property. Race entry forms are available in the Runners Lane shoe store on Bouquet Canyon Road (at Soledad junction) in Santa Clarita. Preregistration is $21 or $27 with a T-shirt. For more information call Mike McSkane at (661) 259-4384.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration - On March 15 the Knights of Columbus will host their 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day celebration at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall on Lyons Avenue. There will be traditional Irish dances and music. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served, accompanied by Irish soda bread. Tickets are $25 or $40 for two adults. Children 6 through 12 are $10. Under 6 are free. For more information or reservations call Jack O'Shea at (661) 259-8574, Scott Franklin at (661) 254-2376, or Charley Allen at (661) 254-1142.

Carousel Ranch Fundraiser - Carousel Ranch will host a multi-purpose fundraiser at 34289 Rocking Horse Rd., Agua Dulce, on Saturday March 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, used horse tack sale and open house. Funds raised will be used to help send 18 riders to the Annual State Championship Horseshow for riders with special needs, on April 19 and 20. Carousel Ranch is a non profit organization that provides therapeutic riding lessons to children and young adults with special needs. For more information call (661) 268-8010.

Free Dance Camp - Star Dance center will be holding an Easter Basket Drive/Free Dance Camp Saturday on March 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 2 - 12. This event will be held at Star dance Center, located at 24264 Lyons Ave. in Newhall. Each participant is asked to bring a filled Easter basket, ready to be given to a needy child. For information and registration call (661) 253-9909.

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Plein Air at Rancho Camulos
April 1 will be a Spring Plein Air Artist's Day at Rancho Camulos from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Artists are invited to spend the day at the museum to capture their impressions of the rancho on canvas, paper, film, and other media. The $20 fee includes lunch and beverages. Call the museum at (805) 521-1501 for reservations and additional information.

LETMESAIL
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities, will be hosting the following March events for registered clients:
Saturday March 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Hang Loose Night, LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.
Wednesday March 26 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wellness Wednesday, Building Healthy Relationships, North L.A. County Regional Center, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
Sunday March 30 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Archery Class, Woodley Park. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information visit www.letmesail.org.

WorkSource Workshops
WorkSource will offer free workshops at the Santa Clarita WorkSource center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. These are free to the public and all will be held from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Practice interviews March 24; Internet Job Search March 18; Discover Career Advisement March 25; Networking Job Club on March 19; Transferable Skills on March 12; Interviewing on March 20; Resume on March 27. For more information and to sign up call (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

Academy of the Canyons
Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School is a William S. Hart Union High School District high school serving students in the Santa Clarita Valley who want to take advantage of the opportunity to complete college units while still in high school. Fall applications are now available. If you are considering enrollment at Academy of the canyons in the fall, please attend one of the following informational meetings with a parent: Wednesday, March 12, COC Cafeteria 7 p.m. For more information call (661) 362-3056 or visit www.academyofthecanyons.com.

SCV Computer Club
Meeting Wednesday March 12 at 6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Five PC Annoyances and How to Fix Them. What's new in technology from the Consumer Electronics Show with Bruce McFarland. At 7 p.m. it will be Arnie Kazdoy with Firefox, An Alternate to Internet Explorer. Visit www.scvpcg.org or call 252.8852 for more information.

SCVSingles
SCVSingles invite all Santa Clarita Valley singles to their next event at Robinson Ranch, March 13, at 7 p.m. Meet and mingle with other singles as you listen to music and enjoy drink and appetizer specials.
For more information e-mail SCVSingles@gmail.com.

Real Estate Club Meeting
Investing in Real Estate Clubs will be meeting at the El Torito Restaurant, 27510 The old Road, in Valencia on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Topics include how to pay off a mortgage in a fraction of the time - without re-financing, and with little or no change in your payments or lifestyle. Tickets, $25 at the door, include dinner.
Speakers start at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (877) 285-8669 or e-mail director@recclubs.com.

Movies to Talk About
At Movies to talk About on Thursday March 13, Environmental Technology II will take viewers on a worldwide tour, examining the leading edge of green technology. From the History Channel's Modern Marvels series, the film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504 Lyons Ave., in Newhall. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of SCV, the movie event is free and open to the public.
Participants may purchase dinner or snacks at Vincenzo's if desired.
Free soft drinks are provided. After the movie, Addison Marks from SunPower will talk about advances in solar technology. For information visit www.uuofscv.org or call (661) 254-7866.

Canyon Alumni Volleyball Game
Canyon High School Boys Volleyball will be having an Alumni game on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Canyon High School gym, 19300 Nadal St., Canyon Country. For more information call (661) 251-8923.

SCV Quilt Guild Activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The following is a list of upcoming activities:
March 13 - Gene Reyes on Hawaiian Quilts For information e-mail Adva Price at adva_p@yahoo.com or visit the Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org.

Basic Cancer Screenings
Join Ranilo Asuncion, M.D., as he discusses the latest basic cancer screenings. He is a board certified internist on staff at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. This event will take place on Friday March 14, at Westfield Valencia Town Center 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. For more information call (661) 287-9050.

Sierra Hillbillies St. Pat's Day Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will host its St. Patrick's Day Dance on Friday March 14, at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. Bill Horst will be calling and Cindy Mower on rounds starting at 7:30 p.m. Square dancing will begin at 8 p.m. For more information call Joanne Marrin at (661) 250-8828.
'My Fair Lady' Auditions Director Patti Finley will be holding auditions for "My Fair Lady" on Saturday March 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Sunday March 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Auditions will be at the CTG Playhouse, 24242 Main St., Newhall. No appointment is necessary, just show up between the times mentioned. The entire audition process should take about an hour. All roles are open and actors should be able to play at least 20 years old. Be prepared with at least 16 bars of a show tune (preferably not from "My Fair Lady") and bring your own accompaniment CD or tape.
There is no accompaniment provided. This is a large-scale musical with several speaking and/or principal roles as well as some featured dancing parts. There are no children in this production. For more information call the Canyon Theatre Guild box office (661) 799-2702.

Summerhill Villa Open House/Alzheimer's
Summerhill Villa, a senior living community in the Santa Clarita Valley, is hosting an open house from 11a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday March 15. The guest speaker, at 1 p.m. , will discuss updates on Alzheimer's disease. Refreshments, raffle prizes, tours. For information, call Mary at (661) 254-9933.

West Ranch Softball Casino Night
The Boys and Girls Club, at 24909 Newhall Ave., in Newhall, will be the location of a Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit the West Ranch High School Softball Team on Saturday, March 15. Donation is $50 per person. Registration and Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Casino Night and Tournament start at 6 p.m. Entry fee includes dinner, one drink ticket, two raffle tickets, and casino chips. For more information e-mail Cassandra Perez at cperez@hartdistrict.org.

Komen Race for the Cure
The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is forming a team to enter the Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer event on March 15 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The team name is The Sheilas and can be accessed through the web site: www.komenlacounty.org. Follow the links to race registration, join a team, and choose The Sheilas.
Registration fee is $35. For further information call Holly Ware at (661) 254-5550.

Unitarian Universalist Programs
On Sunday, March 16 the Unitarian Universalist Church will combine a membership drive and the Special Collection for the UU Service Committee, which has provided aid and other services to various needs around the world.
The Unitarian Universalists hold services each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center at 22900 Market Street in Newhall. For more information call (661) 254-7866 or visit www.UUofSCV.org.

SCAA Events
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association are held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. On March 17, western sculptor and painter Patrick Harper will be speaking and demonstrating his skills by sculpting a horse from clay. For more information about joining the SCAA, contact the membership chairperson, Dianne Foderaro at torched@dslextreme.com, or visit the SCAA Web page at www.santaclaritaartists.org.

Republican Women Federated Meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated meet on Tuesday March 18, at 10 a.m. There is also a new evening group on Wednesday, March 19, at 6 p.m. (dinner available). Both meetings are at IHOP, on Pico Canyon, in Stevenson Ranch. For more information call (661) 259-3422 or (661) 252-4911.

Kids Cooking Campaign 2008
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency invites you to attend its 13th annual Kids' Cooking Campaign. All luncheons will be held in the Agency's "Central Kitchen," 25210 Anza Drive, in the Valencia Industrial Center at 11:45 a.m. The participating schools: Sulphur Springs Elementary, March 21; Charles Helmers Elementary, April 2; Mountainview Elementary, April 3. For more information and to RSVP call (661) 295-1574, x 103.

SCAA Special Events
On Monday March 21 a Santa Clarita Artists' Association Paint Out will be held at the College of the Canyons new Canyon Country Campus Amphitheater. The COC Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. The event runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696.
On April 21 Gerald Brommer, internationally renowned watercolorist, will be speaking and demonstrating his technique at the monthly meeting of the SCAA. You can browse his art at www.artistsworkshoptours.com/brommer_gallery.htm. For more information visit wwwsantaclaritaartists.org or e-mail Dianne Foderaro at torched@dslextreme.com.

Easter Services
Two Easter services, Saturday March 22, at 3 p.m. and Easter Sunday, March 23, at 5 a.m. will be held at the Vasquez Rocks Park in Aqua Dulce. This annual event is sponsored by the Alliance of Christian Churches of Aqua Dulce and Acton, and presented as a community worship ministry. For more information visit www.sunriseservice.org.

Change Your Mind Change Your Future
This free seminar is given by Margaret MacDonald, M.D., an expert in applied neuroscience, on March 23 at 10:30 a.m. Explore ways to improve performance potential for persons with memory, learning and attention problems. RSVP for Newhall location to (661) 259-3704.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Talk
Join Avinash Gururaja, M.D., to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He is a family practitioner, on the medical staff at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. This event will take place on Wednesday March 26 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., at Santa Clarita Senior Center 22900 Market St., Newhall. For more information call (818) 847-4550.

An Evening with John Boston
Temple Beth Ami in Santa Clarita is presenting An Evening with John Boston on March 27 at 7 p.m. as an adult education program sponsored by the Marvin Silver Adult Education Fund. Fee $8 for Temple members ($10 for all others). For more information e-mail SilverEdFund@TempleBethAmi.org.

Silver Rose Ball
In Valencia fourteen female high school seniors will be presented to society in grand style at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild's 22 Annual Silver Rose Debutante Ball Saturday, March 29, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. Tickets for the gala event are available at $165 per person, with proceeds benefiting laboratory services at Henry Mayo Hospital, through the Henry Mayo Foundation office at (661) 253-8082 or e-mail: www.heerymayo.com.

Crawfish Bowl
The Newhall American Legion (24527 Spruce St.) will host its Crawfish Bowl on March 29, starting at 3 p.m. There will be corn on the cob, jambalaya, corn bread, T-shirt sales and raffles. The $12 tickets are on sale now. For information call (661) 259-7507.

Working Together for Safety
Explorer Insurance Company and the local CHP present Working Together for Safety. Is your child's car seat properly installed? Have your child's seat inspected by our local CHP certified technicians. It is free. This first child car seat event in going to take place on March 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Explorer Insurance Company, 28490 Ave. Stanford. For more information and to make an appointment call (800) 788-8984.

Zonta Job Skills Workshop for Women
Zonta Club presents a free hands-on workshop for women to improve their job search and job application and interviewing skills on Saturday March 29 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. The workshop is free but call to reserve space (661) 252-9351. For more information visit www.scvzonta.org.

Born to be Wild
The West Ranch Dance team, which consists of 20 girls, will present their annual Dance Show on Saturday March 29 at the West Ranch Gymnasium. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. The theme for this year's show is Born to be Wild. The dance team will present all the dances they completed with this season. Studios from this valley, including The Dance Experience, Elite Dance Studio, The Rage, Dance Studio 84, Star Dance Center, West Ranch Hip Hop team, Valencia and Hart High School dance teams will perform throughout the show as well. The show starts at 7 p.m. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket prior to the show, call Lisa at 714-9515.

Boys and Girls Club Evening of Magic
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley presents An Evening of Magic fundraiser on Saturday March 29. The local International Brotherhood of Magicians will offer two performances that day, with the doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for an hour of close-up magic, followed by a two-hour stage show (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The event will take place inside the Boys & Girls Club's gymnasium at 24909 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Price: $10. Tickets and Information: (661) 254-2582.

Community Forum
Long-time supporters of the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter, the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley have invited Tim Davis, executive director of the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation (SCCDC), to speak after their church services on Sunday, March 30. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This Sunday Forum is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. Davis will share the SCCDC's plans for serving Santa Clarita's homeless population in the coming year and will spell out the numerous ways local citizens may support these efforts. For more information visit www.UUofSCV.org or call (661) 254-7866.

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