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Posted: January 10, 2009 8:36 p.m.
Updated: January 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Travel Club meets at Barnes and Noble
The Travel Club of Santa Clarita meets Monday and the second Monday of each month at Barnes and Noble. The social time starts at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00. This is a free gathering of people who want to learn about travel. People share their international and domestic travels with pictures and dialog. Info: Gwen, (661) 252-5806.

Relay for Life meeting
Monthly Relay for Life committee meetings begin Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Foundation Room of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The committee will work to solidify goals for this year's 24-hour American Cancer Society SCV Relay for Life event scheduled for May 30-31 at Central Park. Info: (661) 298-0886, www.scvrelay.org.

Sibling rivalry seminar
Temple Beth Ami will host a seminar on sibling rivalry at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Explore parenting techniques with guest speaker Cookie Spancer. $10 for Temple and Preschool members, $15 for the general public. 233023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Info: (661) 255-6410.

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.

Health and Wellness lectures
Free and open to the public, the lectures take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2. Info: (661) 255-1588, dsevanian@scvsc.org.
Wednesday - Presented by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Family Practice Physician Dr. Dewey Pillai discusses "Diabetes: Prevention and Management."
Jan. 21 - A "shared lecture" - Randy Bartlett of Audiology Services of Newhall discusses hearing issues and Denise Henderson, who lost her hearing several years ago, will talk candidly about coping with deafness.
Jan. 28 - Presented by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Dr. Ana Lopez discusses "Hypertension: Diagnosis, Future and Treatment."

Health and Wellness screenings
Blood pressure: Provided by registered nurses, free blood pressure checks are administered every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Activity Room 3 (site of Adult Day Care Center).
Hearing: Randall Bartlett of Audiology Services of Newhall will provide free hearing checks on Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Adult Day Care office.
Feet: Podiatrist Dr. Shane D. Rhodes of Canyon Foot Care will provide free foot screenings on Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Day Care office.

Blood sugar: Registered dietitian Lori Robinson will provide free glucose sugar checks on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the Adult Day Care office.
Info: (661) 255-1588, dsevanian@scvsc.org.

Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club
The SCV Computer Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Rob Malone will demonstrate some fun things to do with the iPhone, and Noel De Anda, owner of Precision Computers, will demonstrate and discuss the next version of Microsoft's operating system, Windows 7. Info: (661) 252-8852, scvcomputerclub@gmail.com, www.scvpcg.org.

Welcome Mayor Frank Ferry at IHOP
The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the California Republican Assembly will welcome city of Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch. Mayor Ferry will address a number of issues facing the City of Santa Clarita, including a brief "State of the City," the expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, the Cemex project and Whittaker-Bermite Property clean-up efforts. The meeting is open to the public, and is free. Dinner will be available for $11. Info: Michael Hildebrand at michael216@earthlink.net or (661) 373-9387.

Genealogical Society meeting
Shirley Harrington will present "The Verse by the side of the Road - Burma Shave" at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society meeting Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce room at the Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth. Programs are free, but donations are appreciated. Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casfvgs/index.html, (818) 349-0878.

Community hiking club
Saturday - Sierra Pelona - Moderate 6 mile hike with a 1,200 foot gain. Meet outside Towsley Canyon gate at 8:15 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead at 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 24 - Mt. Lowe to the Hotel Ruins - 6 mile round trip. Meet at Towsley Canyon at 8 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead in La Canada at 8:15 a.m.
Jan. 31 - Whitney Canyon to the Waterfalls - 5 1/2 mile round trip hike. Meet at the Park and Ride at the end of San Fernando Road at 8:15 a.m. Hike begins at 8:30 a.m.

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. Saturday. Programs available for all youth between the ages of 4 and 15. Info: www.ccll.org.

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.

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.
February selection: "Bone People" by Keri Hulme.

New youth football team
The Saugus Spartan Youth Football team is looking for members. Cost is $490. Age and weight restrictions apply. Practices and home games will be held at Saugus High School. Info: jdwatkins3@hotmail.com.

Republican Women Federated meeting
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon. The guest speaker will be Bob Hauter, District Director for Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Auto fair at COC parking lot
The auto fair is held at the College of the Canyons' south parking lot every Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (661) 255-2622, www.autofaironline.com.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club meeting
The Sierra Pelona Rock Club will meet Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Members will learn rock and mineral identification, followed by a hands-on workshop experience. The club promotes interest and education in mineralogy, lapidary, geology, paleontology and related subjects. Info: Mike Serino at (661) 255-5243, www.sierrapelona.com.

Skate excursions to Simi Valley
The city of Santa Clarita offers excursion to Skate Lab in Simi Valley on Jan. 24 and Feb. 7. Skaters wishing to attend must bring a helmet, valid I.D. and city registration form provided at www.santa-clarita.com/seasons. Guests ages 10 to 17 should bring a notarized SkateLab waiver, available at www.skatelab.com. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The bus leaves at noon from the Activites Center at 20880 Center Pointe Parkway and returns at 5 p.m. Info: (661) 250-3739 or www.santa-clarita.com.

LETMESAIL Jan. calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living)for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
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 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall will offer the following classes:
Feb. 20-21 - Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., full course.
Fee: AARP members $12 or non-members $14. To register call the SCV Senior Center, (661) 259-9444.

Zonta workshop: Life balance
Success coach DeAnne Joy will lead a workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 which empowers women to bring balance to work and life commitments and helps to set goals. Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: DeAnne Joy, (661) 310-7981 ext. 302. E-mail: deanne@successtracksscv.com, www.scvzonta.org.

Sports Club meeting
California's Complete Sports Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia at 7 p.m. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info: Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.

Newcomers and Friends meeting
Newcomers and Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Bella Via Barista Cafe, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women new to the Santa Clarita Valley. Info: www.newcomersandfriendsofsantaclarita.com.

Valencia Library events
The Valencia Library will host various events at the Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 Valencia Blvd. Info: (661) 259-8942, syamamoto@library.lacounty.gov.
Feb. 1 - 2 p.m. - Discussion and video presentation directed by John Kountz about the culture, history and ethnography of Afghanistan.
Feb. 14 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Watch a demonstration on melting, molding, marbling, dipping and coloring chocolate. Create your own chocolate treats.
Feb. 21 - 1 p.m.-4 p.m. - A hands-on vegetarian cooking class with Zel and Rueben Allen, authors of "The Nut Gourmet" featuring the cuisine of Afghanistan.
March 15 - 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Jacqueline Berger will share her knowledge on America's First Ladies and their roles in history.
April 16 - 7 p.m.-8 p.m. - William Clark presents "Shakespeare in Song" combining his musical skills with the sonnets of Shakespeare.
April 18 - 11 a.m. - Doug Miller presents an informative discussion on how to get started researching your families genealogy.
April 18 - 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - A.J. Currado will teach a watercolor workshop focusing on basic technique and color theory.
April 19 - 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Simi Advani will teach a Yoga Laughter class, focusing on simple laughter techniques and deep breathing for relaxation.

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 meets twice weekly
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 9:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the community room of the Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street. Info: (661) 259-6109, 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. Non-members 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.

Antique Auto Club meets in Saugus
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 to meet
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.

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 at 7:30 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. Info: (818) 895-8000.

Sports Club meets first Tuesdays
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. Info: (661) 255 8873 or 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. Info: 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 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 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 406-2003.

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