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Posted: February 8, 2009 12:02 a.m.
Updated: February 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

24 Hour Theatre returns to REP
The Repertory East Playhouse will host 24 Hour Theatre at 8 p.m. today. 24 Hour Theatre is a show consisting of six 10-minute comedic plays. The theme will be "Love is ... " Tickets are $10 with an RSVP or $15 at the door. Advanced reservations recommended. The Repertory Easy Playhouse is located at 24266 Main Street in Newhall. Info: (661) 547-1173, www.24hourtheatre.com.

Travel Club meets at Barnes and Noble
The Travel Club of Santa Clarita meets 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. 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.

Child care focus group
The Family Day Care Association of the SCV will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon. Licensed child care providers and advocates welcome. Free child care referrals. Info: (661) 250-4238.

Health and Wellness lectures
Free and open to the public, the lectures take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Activity Rooms 1 and 2. Info: (661) 255-1588, dsevanian@scvsc.org.
Wednesday - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presents Surgical Oncologist Dr. Vijay Trisal discussing: "The War Against Cancer: Lessening Risks and Increasing Survival."
Feb. 18 - Parkinson's Support Group Facilitator Joan Osborne discusses "Parkinson's Disease."
Feb. 25 - Providence Holy Cross Medical Center presents Family Medicine and Primary Care Physician Dr. Naeemah Ghafur in an open forum "Ask the Doctor" discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring in questions for the physician.

Health and Wellness screenings
Blood pressure: Provided by registered nurses, free blood pressure checks are administered every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
Feb. 17 - 10 a.m. to noon: Free hearing screenings by Audiology Associates.
Feb. 18 - 11 am to noon: Registered Dietitian Lori Robinson provides free glucose testing.
All clinics will be held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, in Activity Roo­m 3 (site of Adult Day Care Center).
Info: (661) 255-1588, dsevanian@scvsc.org.

Integrative cancer treatment lecture
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will host a free educational lecture on integrating traditional cancer treatment with unconventional means, including spirituality, acupuncture, guided imagery yoga and tai chi from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 15031 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, North Building Conference Rooms. Info: (818) 847-4535.

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.

Senior Center annual campaign
The SCV Senior Center's annual "Ten Bucks to a Better Future" campaign will run through Feb. 28. All SCV residents are asked to contribute $10 a year to the Senior Center to assure necessary services will be provided for seniors. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Art exhibit at City Hall
"The Kites of Kyushu" is a colorful exhibit of Japanese kites located in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. The exhibit will run through Feb. 28.

Art exhibit at Town Center
"Torched Whimsical Welding" features the metal sculptures of Dianne Fedoraro and is located in the Town Center Art Space. The exhibit will run through March 8.

‘Nature Abounds' art show
The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents its second art show with "Nature Abounds" at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia. The show is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association and will run through Feb. 21. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Entry is free.

Santa Clarita Track Club meeting
Santa Clarita Track Club is accepting sign-ups for the 2009 youth track and field season. Team membership is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16. Athletes may not be members of a high school track team. Practices will begin in March. Meets are held on Saturdays from March 28 through May 17. Info: (661) 755-6197, www.runstorm.org.

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.

Relay for Life Dessert Night
The American Cancer Society's SCV Relay for Life Dessert Night will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 Tournament Road. Local youth groups are invited to learn more about how to participate in this year's Relay, May 30-31 at Central Park. Info: YouthTeams@SCVRelay.org.

Valentine Sweetheart Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold their monthly dance, the Valentine Sweetheart Dance, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street. Info: (661) 250-8828, www.sierrahillbillies.org.

‘Care for Your Heart' Health Fair
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's "Care for Your Heart" Community Health Fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall, 22421 Market St.. Free. Info: (661) 253-8408.

Madrigals perform singing telegrams
The Canyon High School Madrigals will perform singing telegrams Friday and Saturday. The cost for an individual serenade is $100. Serenade includes 24 Madrigals dressed in formal dresses and tuxedos singing three valentine songs and presenting flowers and a commemorative card to your sweetheart. Info: (661) 251-7592.

Men of Harmony Singing Valentines
The SCV Men of Harmony barbershop quartet will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work, or anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley. Valentine serenades will be available Saturday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Regular delivery costs $45, premier delivery costs $55. Includes two love songs, a Valentine's Day card with your personalized greeting and a flower gift. Info: (661) 296-2292, www.scvmenofharmony.com.

‘Flickers at the Junction' film series
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will kick off the 2009 "Flickers at the Junction" film series with Buster Keaton's 1923 classic comedy "Our Hospitality" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24107 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

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.
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.

‘Toastmaster' public speaking group
The "Specialty Toastmaster Club" meets every other Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Specialty Labs' Theater at 27027 Tourney Road. Meetings are for people who want to learn, practice and improve public speaking skills. Info: (661) 210-2435.

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.
Free: AARP members $12 or non-members $14. To register call the SCV Senior Center, (661) 259-9444.

10th annual No-Tap Tournament
Pleasantview Industries will host the 10th annual No-Tap Tournament Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave. Tournament will raise funds for individuals with developmental disabilities. Sponsors needed. Sponsorship for one lane is $225, sponsorship for two lanes is $400. Advertising in event bulletin also available. Info: (661) 296-6700.

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.

Polar Bear Run
The annual Polar Bear Run will be held Feb. 22, with sign in from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Big Jim's Restaurant, 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley, 91352. $12 singles, $18 couples. All motorcycles welcome. Info: Peter, (818) 244-9898 or Sporty, (818) 361-8800.

U.S. Air Force Band concert
The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. First come, first serve. Info: (661) 362-5304.

Newhall Library Book Club
The Newhall Book Club sponsored by Newhall Library and Egg Plantation is open to all adult readers, 18 and older. They meet 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at Egg Plantation, 24415 Walnut St., Newhall.
February's selection is "Three Cups of Tea" one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations - one school at a time. For information, visit www.colapublib.org/libs/newhall/ or call (661) 259-0750.

‘Right to die' seminar
The Tri-Valleys Aging Network will conduct a "right to die" seminar from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 26 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street. The meeting will feature the documentary "A Self-made Man" by Susan Stern, which explores "rational suicide" and the difficult end-of-life concerns faced by the aging population. Info: (661) 255-1588.

Tippi Hedren to appear in Acton
"Love Letters" will be performed by Tippi Hedren and Bill Newyear 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Acton Community Club, 3748 West Nickels Ave., Acton. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Perkin' Up Coffeehouse, Santiago Square, Acton or at the door. Info: Joann (661) 269-5844.

‘The Life and Death of James Dean'
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Lecture Series will partner with "Flickers at the Junction" to present "The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day" at 2 p.m. Feb. 28. The program will include a panel discussion with guest speakers and a special showing of Dean's 1955 classic, "Rebel Without A Cause." Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction. Admission: Free for panel discussion, $5 suggested donation for movie. Info: www.scvhs.org.

Zonta Money Skills workshop
Zonta Club of SCV will host a free women's workshop on Essential Money Skills from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Community Room of Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. A panel of experts will teach women how to create a budget and plan for a solid economic future, understand a FICO score and learn how to repair credit, learn ways to protect personal credit in the event of a divorce, and understand personal taxes and accounting. RSVP to Deanne Joy (661) 252-9351 or visit www.scvZonta.org.

LETMESAIL February calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living)for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - Anchors Aweigh Hike Day. Whitney Canyon. Please call LMS office for meeting location.
Feb. 17 - 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Art Experience Abstract Hearts. Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Feb. 21 - 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. - Hang Loose Bowling Night. Please call LMS office for location.
Feb. 25 - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Anchors Aweigh Wellness Wednesday Happy Hearts. Regional Center, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100.
Feb. 26 - 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Tae Bo Exercise Class. Santa Clarita Christian Center, 26017 Huntington Lane, Suite B.
Feb. 27 - 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Hang Loose Dinner & a Movie Night. Edwards Valencia, 24435 Town Center Drive.
RSVP required by contacting Chris at LETMESAIL. Volunteer opportunities are available. Info: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net.

Relay for Life Kick-off meeting
The American Cancer Society SCV Relay for Life will hold an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 5 in the Conference Center at Residence Inn by Marriott, 25320 The Old Road. Info: www.scvrelay.org.

AT&T Golf seeks ‘Classic' volunteers
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for volunteers to participate in the 2009 AT&T Champions Golf Classic at the Valencia Country Club March 9-15. Info: www.attchampionsclassic.com.

Saugus High Cheer Clinic
The Saugus High School Cheer Clinic for K-8th grade students will be held 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 14. Learn all about cheering with the Saugus High School Cheerleaders in the Saugus High Gym. Info: Shari Ramsey (661) 297-5134. $30 if registered by March 10th, $35 for late or walk in registrations.

Basic labor law seminar
The local chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association will conduct a seminar dealing with basic labor/personnel laws from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. March 11 at The Masters College, North Campus, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road. Registration between $40 and $60. Info: (661) 254-4010.

Math/Science conference
The SCV branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor the 10th annual Math/Science Conference for seventh and eighth grade girls from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21 at Golden Valley High School. $10. Info: (661) 254-2403.

Zonta Club will honor volunteers
Zonta Club of SCV will honor outstanding volunteers at the 2009 Women In Service Celebration brunch March 28 at Robinson Ranch Clubhouse. $30 per person. Reservations are required. Nominate a local nonprofit volunteer by visiting www.scvzonta.org and clicking on ‘Events.' Info: (661) 252-9351.

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.
Friday - 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.

‘Food for Thought' SCV cookbook
The Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley is collecting recipes by SCV residents for a special cookbook, "Food for Thought - Recipes and Inspirations." Recipes should be submitted as a Word document and include category and contact information. Categories are: appetizers, soups/salads, breads, vegetables, entrees, sauces and desserts. Submit your recipes to Sharyn Quinn at sharynq@lbwinsurance.com by March 5.

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. Annual dues are $25.
Feb. 12 - Community service sewing night
March 12 - Guest speaker quilter Lyn Mann
June 11 - Speaker/designer Rob Appel from Cotton Ball quilt shop
July 9 - Guild auction
Aug. 13 - Game night
Nov. 12 - Guest speaker Alicia about batting
Dec. 10 - Guild holiday party


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.

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.

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.

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 of Stevenson Ranch
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) of Stevenson Ranch is a nonprofit organization open to all mothers living in Stevenson Ranch. The group offers weekly playgroups and monthly activities including mom's night out, field trips, coffee talks and park dates. Info: Melissa.W.Kau-2@umn.edu.

MOMS Club of Saugus
The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms to its open house from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18 near the playground at Central Park. Info: www.momsclub.orgsaugusmoms@yahoo.com.

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