NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Torres isn't Jewish, but over the years, she's been invited to various Jewish celebrations.
Hanukkah comedy cafe
Santa Clarita United Methodist Church will host its 26th drive-through Living Nativity from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight and Sunday at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road.
In this economy, it seems no one is safe from the attempts of those turning to desperate measures for the goods - not even churches.
Christ Lutheran Church in Valencia is reaching out to under-appreciated individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Christian dance kick-off
For Rabbi Choni Marozov and members of his Chabad of SCV house in Newhall, the November terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, went from a world tragedy to a personal one.
Evening of Christmas music
Young skateboarders of the Santa Clarita Valley have sparked the attention of a few local church members.
Members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley donated several hundred dollars to a Rwanda Genocide Library in Kigali, Rwanda, in September. The Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda launched an ambitious book donation drive to have 1,000 books on the shelves in time for the library's grand opening on April 1. Kathy Carbone, Performing Arts Librarian at California Institute of the Arts, informed the church about the library's needs during Sunday church services on Sept. 28. All proceeds collected that Sunday were donated to the center's efforts.
Grace Baptist Church is offering a "Surviving the Holidays" gathering for people who are grieving during the holidays at 7 p.m., Wednesday in room 220.
The day before Thanksgiving, Rob Klein of Saugus was picking up Cool Whip from the grocery store when he noticed a woman purchasing frozen TV dinners for her family's Thanksgiving dinner.
Friendly Valley service Sunday
Chili cook off
Local religious leaders will discuss the issue of same-sex marriage at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.
Last Saturday, Santa Clarita United Methodist hosted a special community event for women. The Go Red for Women event was held to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Next Friday, thousands of Santa Clarita area students and residents will give and receive Valentine's. Many exchange small gifts, flowers or rosy colored cards.
As A.L. Gil slowly made his way to the center of the sanctuary, most may have expected a gentle message delivered by the 78 year old silver haired minister.