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Posted: March 23, 2008 12:13 a.m.
Updated: May 24, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
'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" 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.

CTG Plays - "Over the River and Through the Woods" plays through April 19 at the Canyon Theatre Guild. Performances are every Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances will be held at 1 p.m. beginning March 30. "A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" will run through April 19, with Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. and Sunday twilight shows at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee on April 20 and no performance no today. Tickets for both plays are $9-$11 for juniors and $11-$14 for adults. They are available by calling the Canyon Theatre Guild's box office at (661) 799-2702. The Canyon Theatre Guild is located at 24242 Main Street in Downtown Newhall.

Saturday
Cirque du Shambala - Run away with Tippi Hedren to the circus at Shambala Preserve and witness a spectacle of aerial arts, then have the opportunity of participating yourself under the guidance of the professionals of Hollywood Aerial Arts. At this circus the animals are the spectators. Cirque du Shambala will be held on Saturday March 29 from at 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Shambala Preserve, 6867 Soledad Canyon Road in Action. $150 per person. For more information call (661) 268-0380 or visit www.shambala.org.

Learn to Ride with Blue Shadows
Through April 25, the Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team is accepting members, 9-17 years old, for a beginning riding troop. No riding experience or horse ownership is required. Blue Shadows is a youth equestrian drill team. We provide committed, competent and caring volunteers dedicated to instructing youth members in horsemanship and equestrian drill. Teamwork, leadership skills and standards of excellence are taught through the program curriculum. For more information call (661) 268-0324.

Hunger Challenge
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry has invited local schools to team up for the fourth annual Students Against Hunger in the SCV - Spring food Drive 2008. This event will take place through April 30. The winning school will receive an award certificate from the SCV Food Pantry. If you do not have a child in school, you can still participate by making a donation. Your donation will help with the commitment that "No child in the Santa Clarita Valley go to bed hungry." For  information call Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078.

Procare Hospice Volunteers Needed
Procare Hospice of Mission Hills is seeking volunteers to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers become part of the hospice care team by making home care visits, lending a listening ear, offering caregiving relief, assisting with errands, or providing bereavement support. A training class is beginning soon. For more information please call Linda Martinez or Sara Berman Rabbi/Chaplain at (818) 895-8000.

Food Donations
SCV Food Pantry asks local residents, organizations or schools to make donations through April 30. For every donation as a result of this challenge, Alan Shawn Feinstein will donate a proportionate amount to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Designate "Feinstein Challenge" on your check or at the time of the donation. For more information visit www.feinsteinfoundation.org.

Driver Safety Training
The AARP Driver Safety Program will host Driver Safety Training the second Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. of the month at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.  Four-hour refresher classes are also being offered on a Saturday of alternate months for those who have completed the AARP eight-hour within the past three years. These courses cover the rules of the road as well as safe driving strategies. Completion of either of these classes will earn each participant a three year certificate, and for drivers 55 and over, an auto insurance credit. Info: (661) 259-9444, admin@scvsc.org or www.scvseniorcenter.org.

Assistance for Teen Moms
The SCV Pregnancy Center provides a caring, nonjudgmental environment where Teen Moms can come together for support and encouragement. The program offers group discussion, insights into motherhood, child rearing and relationships, friendship building and mentoring, and life skills training. Dinner and childcare provided. Meetings every Thursday night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30  p.m. For location, registration and information call (661)255-0082.

Mothers Online Community
As a part of The MommiesNetwork, SCValleyMommies.com is a non-profit organization that offers a free online community for moms in the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. SCValleyMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on the online forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, many face-to-face events are offered for members, their children and their families. It is completely free to join. For more information visit www.SCValleyMommies.com.

Home Tour League Members Sought
The Henry Mayo Holiday Home Tour League is seeking new members to plan and execute its annual Home Tour, Holiday Boutique, and Gala Sneak Preview Dinner. Proceeds from the events benefit women's services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. For information call (661) 253-8082 or download an application at www.henrymayo.com.

Bereavement Group
If you are struggling with the loss of the loved one, come to be with others who are going through the same thing. We offer a safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, and begin the healing process. Groups meet Wednesdays 10  a.m. - 11:30 a.m. through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. For more information call Sara Berman at (818) 895-8000.

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. For more information e-mail Thomas turner at f001@lacds.com or go online to www.w6jw.org.

Come Sing the Oldies
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus. For more information call (661)296-3321.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Rd., #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. For details contact Diana at 251-5144.

COC/Food Pantry Food Drive
College of the Canyons is conducting a series of food drives to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. COC students and staff are asked to participate by donating canned goods and other non-perishable items.  Anyone wishing to volunteer for the food drive and distribution should contact Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078 or (661) 755-3190. Visit www.scvfoodpantry.org for more information.

Pride in the Lake
Every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., staff and volunteers help to keep Castaic Lake beautiful by removing litter and landscaping different areas each month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Please bring your own gloves and equipment, if you have it. For information call (661) 257-5034.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club
Monthly meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier Mobile Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Rd., Canyon Country. The club promotes interest and education in mineralogy, lapidary, geology, paleontology and related subjects, with interesting speakers and field trips.  Call Mike at (661) 252-5243 for more information. Bring your interesting rocks. The March 18 program features Justin Zxyzx, who will show a video on rock collecting in the Lone Pine area - which prepares members for the May/June field trip, looking for Amazonite/beryl, obsidian tears, and quartz crystals, as well as obsidian and pumice just north of Bishop.

SCV Antique Auto Club
Every second Saturday of the month meetings take place at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Rd. in Saugus, starting at 7:30 p.m. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. For information e-mail caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net or call (661) 259-3570.

Free Income Tax Service for Seniors
IRS/AARP -trained volunteers are available to help seniors complete and electronically file income tax returns on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons through April 10 at the SCV Senior Center. Priority will be given to low- and middle-income seniors. Low-income families will be considered if space is available. Appointments are required. They can be made by calling Elaine at the SCV Senior Center, at (661) 259-9444. Have with you at the appointment your ID (drivers license), Social Security card or similar, last year's tax return, if available, and 2007 tax information.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Valencia. Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St. Newhall. Thursday 7 p.m. "The Cocoon," 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall. Saturday 9.30 a.m., "The Cocoon" 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Contact  Mary at (661) 252-3762.

Carousel Ranch Volunteers Needed
Carousel Ranch provides therapeutic riding lessons to children with special needs. Volunteers are needed to assist in the therapy sessions and ranch chores.  Requirements: 15 years minimum age, responsible and physically fit. The personal rewards are immeasurable. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Contact Denise at (661) 268-8010.

Assistance League
Assistance League is a volunteer organization committed to identifying and serving needs of the Santa Clarita Valley. Its signature project, Operation School Bell, provides new clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies to elementary school children in need. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. For more information call 255-1991 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org.

Family Day Care Association
The non-profit Family Day Care Association of the SCV hosts a support group for child care providers and parent advocates that meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the New Apostolic Church, 28877 Bouquet Canyon Rd in Saugus. For further information call 250-4238 or 263-2774 (president, Mary Gregory). Or  e-mail marygregory1128@aol.com.

SCV Community Drum Circles
The Remo Recreational Music Making Activities Department is offering free community drum circles in Valencia, hosted by College of the Canyons, on the first and third Saturdays of each month. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. Drums will be provided by Remo Inc. but community members may bring their own drum, tambourine or other percussion instruments. The drum circles will take place at COC in room STUC-13 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more information contact John Fitzgerald at jfitzgerald@remo.com or call (661) 294-5631.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. For more information call (661) 259-6437 or visit www.SantaClaritaKoi.com .

Coaches Needed for Special Olympics
The Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteer coaches for their spring sports teams. The organization is looking for any volunteers interested in being basketball, bocce ball, swimming, track and field, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis or golf coaches. No coaching experience is necessary, and all training is provided. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley office at (661) 253-2121, or visit santaclarita@sosc.org.

Events at Valencia Library
The READ to a Dog program will be held for children every second Saturday of the month and the Kid's Book Club for 4th and 5th graders will meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. The Valencia Library will host several performances relating to women in history and literature. Amelia Earhart will be portrayed by Roberta Bassin, a professional actress who has received acclaim for her performances on film, television, and stage. This meeting is on March 30 at 2 p.m. On April 13, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Julia Barett, writer and professor at UCLA and USC, and author of "Jane Austen's Charlotte and Presumption," will bring Austen's characters to life. For more information call Sue Yamamoto (661)259-8942. For more information call (661) 259-8942 or visit www.colapublib.org.

Events at Newhall Library
Storytimes will be held for bilingual families, earlybirds, babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Book Club meetings for third-fifth graders will meet once a month to eat, play games and discuss books. Newhall Library will also be having a Puzzle Day every Thursday. For event dates, times and further information call (661) 259-0750 or visit www.colapublib.org.

Events at Canyon Country Library
Pajama Storytimes are offered once a month for families. For further information call (661) 251-2720 or visit www.colapublib.org.

Infertility Support Group
Peer led support group for women, men and couples who are facing infertility will be held the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. For location or more information visit waitingwomb@gmail.com or call (661) 257-2583.

WESPARK Support Groups
Free support for individuals who are in treatment or newly diagnosed with cancer: Monday - 11 a.m., In-Treatment Support Group facilitated by Tara Shore, MA - 6 p.m. Post-Treatment Support Group, facilitated by Tara Shore, MA Tuesday - 11 a.m., Metastatic Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, LMFT - 6 p.m. Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, LMFT Wednesday - 5:30 p.m., Guided Imagery, facilitated by Sara Fogan, CHT - 7 p.m. Restorative Yoga, facilitated by Melissa Morgan Thursday - 11 a.m., Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, MA - 6 p.m., Spouse and Partner Bereavement Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, LMFT Friday - 10 a.m., Gentle Yoga, facilitated by Susie Jacobson. WESPARK Cancer Support Center, 26370 Diamond Pl., Suite 507, Santa Clarita. For more information about support groups contact Sharon Earle or Tara Shore at (661) 288-2322.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center winter programs. All events held at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7721. Family Nature Walk: Every Saturday 11 a.m. to noon. An easy, 1-hour walk exploring the area's natural and cultural history. Animal Presentation: Every Saturday 1 to 2 p.m. See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area. Trail Team: First Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. Help repair trails, pick up litter and remove weeds. Fifteen minute safety orientation mandatory. Wear long pants, boots, and bring water. Bird Walk: Second Saturday of the month. Walks start at 9 a.m. and last about two hours. They are free and there is no parking fee. Beginning bird watchers and families are welcome. Children aged 6 and older are welcome with a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and field guide. Volunteer Orientation: First Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Nature Center and Park. Community Hiking Club: A new monthly community event that invites all ages to get into the outdoors, visit wilderness areas, and stretch their legs. Community Nature Series: Learn about the animals and nature around. Call the Nature Center for more information, or visit www.placerita.org.

Ranch Camulos Museum

Rancho Camulos Museum is a National Historic Landmark where the early Californio lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment. What began as part of the 48,000 acre Mexican land grant, Rancho San Francisco, deeded to Antonio del Valle in 1839, is still a 1,800-acre working ranch. Rancho Camulos was also the setting for "Ramona," an 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. The non-profit museum is a portion of the ranch containing the main adobe, cocina, chapel, schoolhouse and beautiful grounds. Here the history and culture of the people of Camulos from the Tatavian Indians, through the del Valle family who established the rancho in the mid-1800s, to the Rubel family, who purchased the property in 1924, are preserved. The museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. (Next to the first fruit stand on the left)  For information call (805) 521-1501 or visit www.ranchocamulos.org. Docent led one- hour tours are conducted Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. Private group and school tours and special events such as weddings can also be arranged.

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. the park ranger will lead a nature hike through the park. The hike will last approximately one hour. 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. - 9:30 a.m. For info call (661) 268-0840.

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: 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; Discover Career Advisement March 25; Networking Job Club on March 19; Interviewing on March 20; Resume on March 27. For more information and to sign up call (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

HMNMH March Events
March 27 - First Weeks Breastfeeding Support Group - Led by lactation specialists, this support group provides a nurturing place where you can meet other breastfeeding mothers, discuss breastfeeding related issues and get needed assistance. Group meets each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., in the ARU Dining Room, Pavilion. $10 per person. Info (661) 253-8238. March 27 - Maternity Tours - An informative tour designed to introduce expectant parents to the hospital's maternity services. The tours take place every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Please meet in the hospital's main lobby at 6:45 p.m. No registration is required for this free adult-only class. Info: (661) 253-8607.

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
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 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.

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: Charles Helmers Elementary, April 2; Mountainview Elementary, April 3. For more information and to RSVP call (661) 295-1574, x 103.

Hart Cheerleading Try-Outs & Meeting
Girls interested in trying out for the 2008-2009 Hart High School cheerleader team should attend a mandatory meeting with their parents on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hart cafeteria. The Hart cheer clinic & try-outs will be held from April 28 - May 2. For more information go to www.hartcheerhome.com.

Castaic School Golf Tournament
Golfers in the Santa Clarita area can hone their golf swings while supporting the Castaic School District's efforts to maintain high quality programs for students in the fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Vista Valencia Golf Course on April 4. For more information call (661) 713-1970 or e-mail avillano@solidconcepts.com.

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.

Boy Scouts Recruiting
Interested in a week of summer camp on Catalina Island? How about camping at the beach? All boys (and their parents) 11 - 17 years old who are interested in outdoor activities are invited to visit Boy Scout Troop 602 on March 25 at 7 p.m. The troop meets at Christ Lutheran Church located at 25815 North Tournament Rd. in Santa Clarita. Boys 7-years-old through 10-years-old can come and learn about Cub Scouting. For information contact Scoutmaster Jim Stotler at (661) 253-4304 or e-mail jim.stotler@csun.edu.

A Night on the Diamond
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a kickoff event for its 37th annual Benefit, A Night on the Diamond, on March 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Newhall Park on the baseball diamond (behind the club). Former baseball players, including Kevin Malone, Eddie Murray and Bill Russel, will be present, as well the "Dodger Car #42" from L.A. Racing. Local ball players will be there as well. RSVP to dawnc@scvbgc.org.

SCV Macintosh Users Group Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh User's Group monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Valencia Mac, 23333 Cinema Dr., #100. There will be a question and answer session, then Bento, the new personal data base application from FileMaker, will be demonstrated. For more information call 250-4149 or 252-3744 or visit the Web page http://web.mac.com/scvmug/iWeb/SCVMUG/Welcome.html.

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.

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.

Valencia Baseball Golf Shootout
Enjoy a day of golf and supportthe Valencia Vikings Baseball players and families for their sixth annual Golf Shootout  at Elkin's Ranch Golf Course on Saturday March 29. A Shotgun Start begins at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner with an awards ceremony, a raffle and live and silent auctions. All proceeds provide advanced programs for the players and the revitalization of the field. The cost is $150 per player, or $25 for dinner if you are not a golfer. Make checks payable to: Valencia Diamond Club, C/O Coach Snyder, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia, CA 91355 - or contact Donna Mundell at dmundell215@att.net.

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.

Silver Rose Ball
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.henrymayo.com.

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.

Choral Performs 'The Armed Man'
The 50-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present two performances of "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" by Karl Jenkins on Sunday March 30 at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. In addition to professional instrumentalists, the chorale will be joined by choirs from College of the Canyons and three local high schools (Valencia, Canyon and West Ranch) to perform this multi-cultural work, which has already become a sensation in Europe. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6 p.m. given by the Chorale's artistic director, Allan Robert Petker. Tickets from $14 to $26 are available online and by telephone/mail order. Order forms are available on the Chorale's website, www.scmasterchorale.org. For more information call (661) 254-8886 or e-mail info@scmasterchorale.org or write: Santa Clarita Master Chorale, P.O. Box 800459, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-0459.

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.

Fly in a B-17
Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, returns to the sky locally in April. The B-17 will be available for flights in Lancaster (WJF airport) April 1-2 and in Van Nuys (VNY airport) April 18-20. For information visit www.eaa.org.

Women in Service Honors
Outstanding volunteers will be honored at the 2008 Women in Service Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley. A highlight of the morning will be the presentation of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award to the one honoree whose contributions have made the most impact on the local community. This year's brunch will be held on Saturday April 5, at Valencia Country Club. Michelle Armstrong, author of "Manage Your Mind, Master Your Life," will be keynote speaker. Zonta is accepting reservations from friends and supporters of the nominees to attend the event. For 24 years Zonta has been saluting outstanding local women with this program. A capacity crowd is expected. Brunch is $30 per person and reservations are required. For more information go online at www.scvzonta.org or call Karen Maleck-Whiteley at (661) 755-8354.

Movies to Talk About
Join Movies to Talk About on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of "Trashed," a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America - the garbage industry. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504 Lyons Ave., in Newhall. Sponsored as a community service by the Unitarian Universalist Church, the movie event is free and open to everyone. For information call (661) 254-7866.

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: April 10 - Claudia Blodget-Lye on Color May 8 - Sylvia Davis on Fabric Stash Reduction June 12 - Nancy Rink on Appliqué July 10 - Guild Auction Aug. 14 - Tammie Bowser on Quilted Photography Sept. 11 - Game Night Oct. 9 - Featuring Guild Member Nancy Mayer Nov. 13 - Jake Finch on 12 Steps to Recovering Money from Your Fabric Addiction. For information e-mail Adva Price at adva_p@yahoo.com or visit the Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org.

Book Sale
Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley will host a book sale on Saturday April 12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. Presale only for members on Friday, April 11, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For more information call (661) 251-2720.

Breakfast with the Gibbons
Have breakfast with the gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center, 19100 Esguerra Road in Santa Clarita on Saturday April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. View this endangered species of apes up close and hear their sounds. The special fundraising event includes a guided tour of the largest group of gibbons (small apes) in the Western Hemisphere (some with infants), a light vegan breakfast, a talk and question/answer session with founder Alan Mootnick, and a silent auction. Donation: age 18 and up $30, age 13-17 $15, age 3-12 $10, under 3 free. For more information or to pay on-line visit www.gibboncenter.org/fundraiser.htm.or De Anne Joy at (661) 310-7981.

Fashion Show and Luncheon
Take a trip down memory lane during Henry Mayo Holiday Home Tour League's annual membership fashion show and luncheon at Newhall's Hart Park on April 15. Sponsored by Bank of Santa Clarita and L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the membership luncheon will feature The history of Fashion, a show produced and modeled by Goodwill Southern California Volunteer Services. Men's and women's fashions from the 1880s through the 1990s will be showcased and a catered lunch is included. This event will take place at Hart Park in Hart Hall, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. $25 per person. The Home Tour League is seeking volunteers for its December 2008 holiday event. For more information (661) 253-8082, or visit www.henrymayo.com.

Relay For Life
The second annual wine tasting benefiting the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life will take place on Saturday April 19 from 2 - 6 p.m. at 24071 Regents Park Circle, Valencia Summit (Arroyo Park/McBean Parkway)

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