ONLINE EDITION!
PRINT
DIGITAL
CALENDAR
April, 2008 Community Calendar
Friday, March 7 to Saturday, April 5

•  Wit - The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 2008 Main Stage Season with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Wit, written by Margaret Edson and Sponsored by Serve Pro. In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Wit opens on Friday, March 7th, with an Opening Night Gala at 7:00pm and curtain at 8:00pm. Opening Night Gala is sponsored by Travel Center Santa Clarita with wine and food sponsored by Loose Goose Wine Festival and RSVP Catering. Wit will run through April 5th. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call 661-288-0000. The REP is located at 24266 San Fernando Road Newhall, CA. 91321. The REP will host two post show discussions on Sunday March 9th and March 16th immediately following the show. Join the cast and crew for an intimate discussion about the process of creating live theatre.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4

•  Spring Break Fun - Roll, handspring and flip your way to fun!! All levels of experience challenged! Cost $100/wk or $23 per day. Ages 5-18. Private lessons available.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661 299-6849
          Website: www.californiaflyers.org

•  Spring Break Fun at GymCheer USA - Roll, handspring and flip your way to fun!! All levels of experience challenged! Bring snacks! Cost $23 per day or $100 for the week. Ages 5-18
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661 299-6849
          Website: www.californiaflyers.org

Friday, April 4

•  Comedy Night with Jackie Flynn at The Oaks Grille - Join The Oaks Grille at the Tournament Players Club for a night of fun, featuring comedy by Jackie Flynn and a pre-selected dinner menu. Dinner and the show: $75 per person, show only: $25 per person. Reservations are required, please call 661-288-1995, ext. 107. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-288-1995, ext. 107

Saturday, April 5

•  SC Physicians Health and Fitness Fair - SC Physicians Immediate Care along with Advanced Imaging Center is hosting a Health & Fitness Fair in the parking lot of its facility at the Professional Cinema Center. There will be various medical and health facilities participating at this event that will offer free blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, hearing screenings, and other educational information about your health.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-2880
          Website: www.scpimmediatecare.com/

•  Here's To Your Health - SC Physicians Immediate Care is hosting a FREE Community Health & Fitness Fair. There will be various medical and health facilities participating at this event and will offer free blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, hearing screenings, and other educational information about your health. This event is geared to accommodate people of all ages. There will be balloons, a rock climbing wall for the kids and free fingerprinting kits for the first one hundred kids who attend. Free samples and demonstrations will also be provided. So, come out and join the fun. See you at the fair.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-2880
          Website: www.scpimmediatecare.com

•  The Santa Clarita Symphony Presents "The Soldier's Tale" - Live actors, a ballerina and narrator along with Santa Clarita Symphony's ensemble tell the story of a soldier coming home to see his bride to be, only to be persuaded by the devil to sell his beautiful violin
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 284-6044

Sunday, April 6

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents the Jazz Concert Series "An Elegant Evening of Jazz" - Featuring Keiko Matsui, Eric Darius and Nadia Darius, plus West Ranch High School Jazz Band
          Time: 5:30 PM
          Phone #: 297-9118

Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11

•  Spring Break Fun at GymCheer USA - Roll, handspring and flip your way to fun!! All levels of experience challenged! Bring snacks! Ages 5-18. Cost is $23 per day or the whole week for $100.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661 299-6849
          Website: www.californiaflyers.org

Thursday, April 10

•  Movies to Talk About for April Presents: Trashed - Join Movies-to-Talk-About for a showing of "Trashed", a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America -- the garbage industry. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture, the disposal of what our society defines as "waste." At times humorous, but deeply poignant, "Trashed" examines the American trash flow which is fast approaching a half billion tons annually. After the film, Mark Patti, Project Development Coordinator for Santa Clarita's Environmental Services Dept, will discuss the city's recycling program which has recently surpassed the milestone of processing more than half of the city's total trash load. The film will be shown at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504-1/2 Lyons Ave, in Newhall. Sponsored as a community service by the Unitarian Universalist Church, the movie event is free and open to everyone. Participants may purchase dinner or snacks at Vincenzo's if desired. Free soft drinks are provided.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.uuofscv.org

•  Quilt Guild Meeting - The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month. The meeting includes Show and Share of members' quilt works, refreshments and a program. Annual dues are $25 ($22 for participants ages 55 and older); $5 for guests. Walk-ins are welcome. Held at Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus (The guild is not affiliated with the church). Information: Adva Price, membership chair; e-mail adva_p@yahoo.com. This month will feature Claudia Blodget on Lye on Color.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-298-1385
          Website: www.scvquiltguild.org

Saturday, April 12

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Arbor Day Celebration - Event offers environmental exhibits, free trees, volunteer plantings, children's activities, food, music and more at Central Park
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 294-2518

•  Surfing Safari Beach Party for the SCV Youth Project held at Aveda at Rituals Colour Salon - - Celebrate Earth Month at Rituals - Great Raffles, Beverages, Music and much more...All proceeds to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project and Surfrider Foundation. Call 661-799-9910 for more information. Aveda at Rituals Colour Salon located at Westridge Plaza Shopping Center 26918 The Old Road.

          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-799-9910

•  The Rep East Playhouse Hosts Santa Clarita Improv - "Clean" and funny improv begins with suggestions from the audience;
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 288-0000

Sunday, April 13

•  80TH ANNIVERSARY ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER ENCORE TOUR - The second-worst natural disaster in California history occurred March 12, 1928 when the St. Francis Dam collapsed, sending a wall of water rushing through San Francisquito Canyon and the Santa Clara River canyons, killing 450 and laying waste to thousands of acres of land. Due to overwhelming public demand, and to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the disaster, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host an encore event exploring the dam break and its aftermath. Noted dam lecturer Frank Rock will conduct a motor coach tour and hike of the dam ruins as a fund raiser for the Society beginning at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park in Newhall, California. Tickets for the Sunday lecture and tour are $35 per person, which includes water and snacks. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and long pants for the moderate hike. The tour will last approximately three hours, when the motor coaches will return to Heritage Junction. Tour reservations may be made via credit card by calling (661) 254-1275 or by mail by sending check or money order to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 221925, Newhall, CA, 91322-1925. Seats are limited, so make reservations early to guarantee a spot for the tour.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  Singer/Songwriter Evonne Rivera to share music at Unitarian Universalist Church Service - Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley will enjoy the music of Pasadena singer/songwriter Evonne Rivera during their church services, starting at 10:30 AM. Described as "one of LA's most promising independent artists" by Los Angeles Women in Music, Rivera has performed at the House of Blues, El Rey Theatre and Viper Room. Her vocal style has been influenced by such artists as Etta James and Aretha Franklin, and her music is filled with soulful, Old School energy. Rivera (www.evonnerivera.com) released her debut CD entitled "What If" in 2006. Unitarian Universalist church services are held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Tuesday, April 15

•  Holiday Home Tour League Fashion Show/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 (in Hart Hall). Sponsored by the Bank of Santa Clarita and LA 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. Attendees can learn about Holiday Home Tour League membership opportunities. Henry Mayo's President and CEO Roger Seaver is also scheduled to speak at the event. The cost is $25 per person. 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

Friday, April 18

•  Sierra Hillbillies A-1 Workshop - Located at Mitchell Elementary School, 16821 Goodvale Rd. Canyon Country, featuring Instructor Bob Van West. For more information please ask for Joanne @ 661-250-8828 or Pat @ 661-430-0100.

          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-250-8828

Friday, April 18 to Saturday, May 3

•  Necessary Targets - The Repertory East Playhouse will open the highly anticipated "81 Series" on Friday, April 18, at 8:00pm with the critically acclaimed drama, Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler and Sponsored in part by Servpro of Santa Clarita Valley. Be A Part of The 81 at the Opening Night Wine Reception at 7:00pm with curtain at 8:00pm. Opening Night Wine Reception is sponsored by Loose Goose Wine Festival. Necessary Targets is a groundbreaking play about women and war and the resilience of the human spirit. In her first new work since the award winning, Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler tells the story of two American women who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed themselves. Necessary Targets will run through May 3rd. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street Newhall, CA. 91321.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, April 19

•  Become Your Own Image Maker with Tracy McWilliams - Ever wonder how those perfectly put-together celebrities do it? Learn their secrets from image expert, fashion designer, and author Tracy McWilliams during her "Become Your Own Image Maker" seminar and luncheon. McWilliams, who has been featured in In Style, Lucky, and Woman's World, will show you how to craft your image through fashion and techniques outlined in her "Dress to Express: Seven Secrets to Overcoming Closet Trauma and Revealing Your Inner Beauty." $45 includes lunch. The Oaks Grille at TPC Atrium, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. To reserve your space, contact Michelle Sathe at 661-242-1812 or via email at sathewords@yahoo.com.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-242-1812
          Website: www.tracymcwilliams.com

•  16th Annual City of Santa Clarita Emergency Expo - This year's 16th Annual City of Santa Clarita Emergency Expo, on Saturday, April 19, promotes preparedness, response, and awareness with a themed message of "Disaster doesn't wait. Prepare in 2008! The Expo will be at the College of the Canyons in the parking lot areas adjacent to Valencia Boulevard, from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. To continue with a four-year tradition, an early access hour for special needs families/individuals will start at 9:00 a.m., providing the opportunity to meet and visit with first responders and exhibitors, before opening to the general public.

Attendees to the Expo have the opportunity to view over 60 demonstrations and displays which will provide best practices in preparedness. This interactive event is the place for families and individuals to learn about safety and preparedness regarding bicycling, hiking, swimming, motor and crossroad cycling, along with animal preparedness and personal emergency response. This is also the place and time to do some serious shopping for emergency and safety supplies.
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 255-4965
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Cancer Awareness Seminar - The American Cancer Society is hosting a Cancer Awareness Seminar at 22421 Market Street, in downtown Newhall. In honor of National Multicultural Cancer Awareness Week, the seminar will specifically target the Hispanic community. Free Childcare available during the seminar.
          Phone #: 298-0886, option 3
          Website: www.cancer.org

•  Circle of Hope, Inc.'s 5K Walk and Celebration - Held at Castaic Lake, this event includes a walk, car show, BBQ and more. Circle of Hope benefits Santa Clarita residents dealing with breast cancer

          Phone #: 254-5218
          Website: www.circleofhopeinc.org

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Emergency Expo - at COC. Disasters don't wait. Prepare for '08
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-4965
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents "The Second City: One Nation, Under Blog" - For more than 45 years, The Second City has been the place for young, upcoming comedians

          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Sunday, April 20

•  Swingtime in Santa Clarita - Join the Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band as it presents its sixth annual "Swingtime in Santa Clarita" concert. The band will play a wide variety of music, including swing, standards, Dixieland and jazz. The band will be joined by vocalists Lori D'Itri, recently seen as Dulcinea in the Canyon Theatre Guild performance of "Man of La Mancha," and Patrick Grabher, a regular leading man in productions by the Palmdale Playhouse. The evening will also feature dancers from our local Dance Studio 84. Ticket Available at Box Office, by Phone, or by Internet. Ticket Prices: $16 general • $12 children 16 and younger • $14 seniors 65 and older • $14 each groups of 20 or more. The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Box Office: (661) 362-5304.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com/swingtime.html

•  Footsteps 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run - Held at Newhall Park - 24909 Newhall Ave, Newhall. Race will be on South Fork Trail. Contact us at alsc@email.com. Since 1991, participants in Assistance League's Footsteps Run/Walk have let their running feet help put new shoes on school children. Close to 500 runners and walkers participate in this event.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661.255.1991
          Website: www.assistanceleague-alsc.org

•  Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant - Held at the Hyatt Valencia

          Phone #: 252-3232
          Website: www.missscvpageants.com

•  Unitarian Universalist support SCV Food Pantry - Belinda Crawford, Executive Director of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will address the local Unitarian Universalist congregation at Sunday morning services on April 20, to speak briefly about hunger in this valley and the Pantry's mission. Church members will pass the collection plate, with all proceeds to be donated to that organization, which sources donations, packages nutritious food to stretch families' supplies and distributes groceries to qualifying residents. Each month, the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley take up a "Third Sunday" collection of this nature. The church has provided over $4,000 to local charities since the practice began in 2006. Services are held each Sunday, 10:30 AM, at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Monday, April 21

•  Free Presentation on Working Through Grief and Loss - Free informational presentation on the completion process and learning to risk in relationships again. City Hall, Century Room
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-733-0692

Tuesday, April 22

•  "Planning with the Pros" Wedding Seminar - Learn the secrets of planning a successful wedding at the "Planning with the Pros" Wedding Seminar. Located at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, 7pm. $10 per bride, which includes one guest. Register at www.santaclaritaweddings.com or 661-254-8260
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-8260
          Website: www.santaclaritaweddings.com

Wednesday, April 23

•  College of the Canyons Spring 2008 Job and Career Fair - The open-to-the-public job fair provides opportunities in a wide variety of career fields such as law enforcement, marketing, medical, sales, finance, recreation, education, computers and engineering
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 362-3286

Wednesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 27

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Cowboy Festival - Western culture combines the best of the American frontier's can-do attitude and rugged individualism. It packs more excitement into an eight-second bull ride than most sports can produce in an hour. Add the glamour of the movies and the reality of our hometown's history and you've got a weekend to remember. So toss your Stetson in the ring and drop in for the festival; $30 gets a two day pass for adults ($15 for kids).
Visit www.cowboyfestival.org or call the City of Santa Clarita's Arts and Events office at 286-4021 for more details.
          Phone #: 286-4021
          Website: www.cowboyfestival.org

Thursday, April 24

•  Cowboy Festival Chuckwagon Dinner Show - Songstress Juni Fisher, award-winning cooks and storyteller to kick off Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Heritage Junction event. This year's Cowboy Festival kicks off with a trip back in time at the Third Annual Chuckwagon Dinner Show, a fundraiser for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society at Heritage Junction and tickets are going fast! Songstress Juni Fisher, storyteller Joe Herrington and the cooks from Manflo Ranch and 2 R Ranch will share the spotlight at this popular event that is sure to sell out. An added bonus this year is the debut of Montie Montana's chuckwagon, lovingly restored by new owners Charley and Susan White of White Sky Ranch. Heritage Junction is located within the confines of William S. Hart Regional County Park at 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road) in Newhall. To call for directions: (661) 254-1275.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  West Ranch High School: Wildcat Idol - West Ranch High School Yes I Can presents "Wildcat Idol", which will include a dinner, silent auction, raffle. It will be held at West Ranch High School Gym. Please call Heather Corcoran at 661-222-1220 x 427
for more information.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-222-1220 x 427

Friday, April 25

•  Hollywood Entertainment Museum Golf Tournament & Spa Day - Hollywood Entertainment Museum is pleased to announce its 2008 Annual Golf Tournament and Spa Day at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita. In addition to a full day of golf or the spa retreat sponsored by mobileSPA, the event includes lunch, dinner, cocktail reception, silent & live auction with amazing items, prizes and gift bag—all in beautiful surroundings. Attendees include business, entertainment, education and government leaders. Funds support the Museum's Education Center for the Entertainment Arts, which helps bring opportunities to at-risk youth in Los Angeles County through an after school program that includes media arts education taught by industry professionals. Help the Museum continue its mission to inspire, engage and teach at-risk youth. Make your reservation today by calling Stephanie Surabian at 323/465-7900 x803.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: (323) 465-7900 ext 803
          Website: www.hollywoodmuseum.com

Saturday, April 26

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents "Music from the New World" - Starting at 7 p.m., Valley Youth Orchestra performs the New World Symphony of Dvorak and other works of New World Masters
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  information meeting - Information meeting with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Marathon team. Come join us in the fight against Blood Cancers as we train to run/walk a full or half marathon with the brand new Santa Clarita Valley Team In Training.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 942-6542

Sunday, April 27

•  Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk at Bridgeport Community Park - The fourth-annual event supported by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, event co-chairs Don and Cheri Fleming and Joni Shaffery of Poole & Shaffery, LLP, the event's vice chair, will raise funds and awareness. Arthritis is the nation's number-one cause of disability, with one in five Americans suffering with the condition. To walk or volunteer call
818-995-7378.
          Phone #: 818-995-7378

•  Salt Creek Grille Promotes "Donate Life Month" - Salt Creek Grille will donate 10 percent of the entire day's proceeds to the National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games. Guests can also learn more and enroll in an organ donor program. Over 98,000 Americans are in need of a life-saving transplant;
18 die each day waiting for the gift of life.
          Phone #: 222-9999

•  Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Pond Tour - Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club will meet today at the home of a pond member. This Club is made up of people building a pond or with ponds that meet to share information and experiences. Call 661-259-6437 for information on the next meeting site.
          Time: 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-6437
          Website: www.SantaClaritaKoi.com

Tuesday, April 29

•  Women On Course Golf Happy Hour - Women golfers in the Santa Clarita Valley will network for business, golf and charity during the Women On Course Happy Hour to be held at the Roast House on Bouquet Canyon in Santa Clarita. Hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita, Happy Hour participants will enjoy food and wine together, and will access local golf resources. The Happy Hour also will feature a golf skills presentation by LPGA instructor An Marie Ekfeldt, who will provide valuable insight on putting tips and tricks. In addition, on-site registration will be available for the third annual Zonta Golf Tournament, to be held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club May 19 (www.scvzonta.org). Happy Hour Event $15 Women On Course members, $30 guests.
          Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-252-9351
          Website: www.womenoncourse.com

EMAIL SIGNUP
- What is the sum of 6 + 4?
This is a required value
to protect against spam
community events
01
01
01
02
21
24