When the term "senior citizen" is heard, many times what come to mind are images of lawn bowling, horseshoes and bingo. Exquisite artwork usually isn't on the list, but that is about to change.
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year for clients of the center. There are classes, lectures, trips, tours and assorted activites.
When Shannon Penrod gave birth to her son Jem, now 9, she never dreamed her young son would go from socially interacting with others and speaking almost complete sentences to banging his head on the kitchen floor and not responding to the sound of his own name.
Education on other cultures and religions can prove to be a history-learning, bridge building experience.
Club FAME, which stands for fitness, art, music and enrichment, is an after school performing arts program just a stone's throw away from the SCVi Charter School for International Learning. It is housed next door at Higher Vision Church in Castaic.
In 1990, President Steven D. Lavine of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia established a program to give underserved youth ages 8 to 18 in Los Angeles County a chance to experience the arts in a college setting.
A new youth sports team has arrived in the Santa Clarita Valley, and on Monday, SCV residents are invited to register children for the newly formed Santa Clarita Vikings football and cheer teams.
Some have equated the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City as being this generation's JFK assassination.
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