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March, 2007 Community Calendar
Friday, March 2

•  Santa Clarita Symphony Hosts Instrument Petting Zoo - Held at Borders Books & Music, all ages can have fun learning about orchestral instruments.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-284-6044
          Website: www.scsymphony.com

Saturday, March 3

•  Celebrate Purim - Celebrate Purim at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Santa Clarita Valley. Havdalah service begins at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7:00 p.m. by a Megillah Reading and Spiel (play) featuring the world-famous Len Levitt Puppets and live music. Purim is the most festive holiday on the Jewish calendar -- join us for an evening of family fun!
          Phone #: 661-254-2411
          Website: www.cbs-scv.org

•  College of the Canyons Performance Arts Center Presents "The Five Browns" - Enjoy one family, five pianos, and 50 fingers in a spellbinding performance.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-3101
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Newhall School District Hosts Run For Fitness - The 3K run, held at Valencia Valley Elementary School, is open to students throughout the SCV. Proceeds benefit the physical education programs at Newhall School District.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-510-0752
          Website: www.newhall.k12.ca.us

Sunday, March 4

•  Family Purim Carnival - Celebrate Purim - the most festive holiday on the Jewish calendar! Games and prizes for kids...food and live music...bouncer...golf and hockey lessons...free haircuts (first come, first served!)...kosher Passover wine tastings for adults...enter our adult costume contest! Enter our raffle to win theatre tickets. Join us for an afternoon of family fun!
          Phone #: 661-245-2411

•  Santa Clarita Open Air Market Hosts Antique Appraisal Fair - Qualified appraisers will be on hand to verbally assess the value of antiques, free with daily paid admission.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-3886

Thursday, March 8

•  Movies to Talk About - Monthly "dinner and a socially-relevant movie." - "Born Into Brothels"
A professional photographer documenting life in Calcutta's red light district gives cameras to the children of prostitutes and teaches them to document their world, awakening their talents and self-worth.

Held at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Free event with free soft drinks. Participants may purchase dinner or snacks if desired. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Friday, March 9 to Saturday, April 7

•  The Last Five Years - The Repertory East Playhouse proudly presents the romantic musical The Last Five Years the second show of the 2007 Main Stage season. Sponsored by Dessert Alert, this production is directed by George D. Cummings. The Last Five Years will open with a wine and dessert reception on Friday, March 9th, and will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM until April 7th. Tickets are $15/$17.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, March 10

•  An Evening of Magic - The International Brotherhood of Magicians of the Santa Clarita Valley presents an "Evening of Magic" to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for close-up magic while the two-hour stage show will start at 7 p.m. The event will take place inside the Boys & Girls Club's gymnasium at 24909 Newhall Avenue. Tickets are $10.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-2582
          Website: www.scvkids.org/

•  Castaic Lake Winter Festival - It's the Polar Party for the entire family whether you plunge, pledge or just watch. The Festival features a huge heated tent with live music, vendor booths, displays and a special area for kids. Held at Castaic Lake.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-2121
          Website: www.thepolarplunge.com

•  Placerita Canyon Nature Center Hosts Bird Walk - Enjoy nature with other intermediate to advanced birders. Bring binoculars, water and field guide.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
          Website: www.placerita.org

•  The Santa Clarita Center for Spiritual Living presents a special screening of the movie The Secret - Doors open at 6:30. Movie will begin at 7:00 sharp. $5.00 suggested donation. At the Old Masonic Lodge in Friendly Valley. Call 661-904-1322 to reserve your spot. This is The Secret to everything - the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted. Now YOU will know The Secret. And it could change your life forever.
          Phone #: 661-904-1322

Monday, March 12

•  Jo Anne Darcy Library Presents "Meet the Author" - Meet mystery author Debra Webb, who will discuss her book "Dying to Play" and answer questions.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 13

•  Setting Students Up for SUCCESS! - Motivation Strategies that Really Work! DeAnne Joy of Success Tracks is offering a FREE workshop series for parents, educators, counselors and other interested adults. Identify rewards that will motivate your child - without breaking the bank and WITHOUT manipulation! (it's easier than you might think!); understand the KEYS to motivating anyone, whether your child, your partner, or your team; BONUS world-class spelling strategy! Held at Money School, 22700 Lyons Ave, Suite D. Space is limited! Call or email to reserve yours today.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-310-7981
          Website: www.SuccessTracksSCV.com

Thursday, March 15

•  Inside SCV Singles Mingle In Style at TPC Valencia - TPC at Valencia will host our next popular singles event and will provide a sophisticated setting for the 100 plus singles in attendance. Warm up with appetizer and drink specials, then search out your lucky match. This event is free and we look forward to meeting you! TPC at Valencia is located at 26550 Heritage View Lane in Valencia. Call for directions and more information.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-288-1995
          Website: www.tpcatvalencia.com

•  "Cent of a Woman" Book Club - Love to read? Want to learn more about money and investing? Join us for our first meeting at Borders on Town Center Drive. We will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. Call or e-mail Danika to find out what book we will be discussing.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-904-7002

Friday, March 16

•  SCV Senior Center Host St. Patrick's Day Dance - Couples and singles welcomed.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 17

•  College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center Presents "Ailey II" - A high-energy dance performance perfect for all ages. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, March 17

•  Castaic Lake Water Agency Hosts Free Landscape Education Class - March's class is on selecting trees and shrubs.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-513-1230
          Website: www.clwa.org

•  LETMESAIL Hosts Leprechaun Bingo - Held at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center. Have fun and win cash and prizes at this popular event.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.LETMESAIL.org

Sunday, March 18

•  Michael Hoefflin Foundation Hosts Los Angeles Galaxy and Columbus Crew Professional Soccer Match - Held at Cougar Stadium at College of the Canyons.
          Time: 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-250-4100
          Website: www.mhf.org

•  SC Master Chorale Presents "Elijah" - The 50-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present "Chariots of Fire: Mendelssohn's Elijah" at 3:30 p.m. at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. In addition to professional instrumentalists, the Chorale will be joined by guest soloists Caroline McKenzie, soprano; Tracy Van Fleet, alto; Steve Amerson, tenor; and Bradley Ellingboe, bass-baritone, singing the title role. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m. given by the Chorale's artistic director Allan Robert Petker.
          Phone #: 661-254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25

•  College of the Canyons Black Box Theater Hosts New Works Festival - Featuring staged performances of plays selected from student-written submissions. Times vary.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, March 24

•  Creative Years Annual Open House - Preschool open enrollment for children ages two to five starts for summer and fall sessions.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-0718
          Website: www.creativeyears.com

•  Placerita Canyon Nature Center Hosts Campfire Program - Enjoy a discussion on nature and history for all ages.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Website: www.placerita.org

Sunday, March 25

•  "Match & Marry" - a documentary film by Suzannah Warlick - A fresh look into the tradition of matchmaking that dates back thousands of years. The documentary features tales, anecdotes, and surprises of matchmaking, dating, and marriage in the Orthodox Jewish community. Although focusing on the Jewish culture, the messages are universal. Sure to be an enjoyable, entertaining, and educational experience.

Featured in the documentary are: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Rabbi Manis Friedman & Shimona Tzukernik
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-2411

•  Match & Marry (Documentary) - Documentary (Sneak Preview) takes a fresh look at the ancient Jewish tradition of matchmaking. Q&A with director and stars will follow screening. Rated: PG Admission: $5
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-2411
          Website: www.cbs-scv.org

•  Soroptimist of the SCV Presents "Flashback to the Sixties" - The 32nd annual auction event promises to be groovy. The event will take place at the Valencia Hyatt.
          Time: 3:00 PM
          Website: www.siscv.com

Friday, March 30

•  LETMESAIL Hosts Viva Las Vegas Casino Night - Have all the fun of Vegas in the MPR at Valencia High School. LETMESAIL is a comprehensive program of quality services and activities offered to individuals with disabilities and their circles of support.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.LETMESAIL.org

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