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May, 2008 Community Calendar
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

Friday, May 2

•  Man & Woman of the Year Committee Host Annual Awards Dinner - The Man & Woman of the Year committee honors two outstanding Santa Clarita citizens each year. Nominated by local not-for-profit organizations, SCV's most dedicated volunteers are publicly thanked for their community-minded contributions. The dinner will be held at the Hyatt Valencia.
          Phone #: 298-4586
          Website: www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.org

Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4

•  Castaic Days -- A Celebration of Family Fun - @ Castaic Lake . Outdoor festival featuring fine foods, arts & crafts, local businesses, kid friendly activities surrounding the lower lake and live entertainment all weekend. This Event is FREE! Parking is $5 per vehicle, per day. For more info go to www.castaicdays.com

          Website: www.castaicdays.com

Saturday, May 3

•  Hairizons Design Studio Grand Re-opening! - Come join us for our Grand Re-opening! Meet our stylists and new esthetician while catching up on the latest beauty trends. Enter the free Raffle and win a trip or prizes worth over $400. Come into Hairizons to find out how to earn raffle tickets (it's free!). Get a free skin analysis and enjoy refreshements. Hairizons Design Studio is located at 22806 Soledad Canyon Road in Saugus.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-4212

•  Information Meeting - Come join us in the fight against blood Cancers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team In Training. FInd out information on how to Join the Brand New Santa Clarita Valley team.
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 942-6542

Sunday, May 4

•  Henry Mayo Healthy Baby Expo - This year's Healthy Baby Expo will take place on Sunday, May 4, from 11 am to 3 pm on Henry Mayo's Pavilion parking lot. The free health fair is an excellent place to gather information about healthy pregnancy and baby topics while enjoying a fun and entertaining day outside in the spring with your family. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to tour Henry Mayo's maternity unit and learn how the hospital plans to continue meeting the needs of the community with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and new hospital wing with private maternity rooms.
The Healthy Baby Expo 2008 is open to the public and admission is free. Make your birth experience positive and get the confidence you need for successful parenting and healthy babies at this great event! For more information, call (661) 253-8060 or visit www.henrymayo.com.

          Time: 3:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 253-8060
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  Child & Family Center Hosts Taste of the Town - Held on the beautiful Mann Biomedical Park grounds in Valencia, this upscale event features Santa Clarita's finest restaurants, caterers and cuisine. Guests will enjoy the best in food and live entertainment from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-6847, extension 3018

Thursday, May 8

•  Quilt Guild Meeting - Ongoing-Thursdays Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild: The 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 Sylvia Davis on Fabric Stash Reduction.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-298-1385
          Website: www.scvquiltguild.org

Friday, May 9

•  Loose Goose Wine Society presents "Wine... Unplugged!" - 5/9 Friday: Wine...Unplugged!
7pm at the Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main St. (formerly San Fernando Rd.) Newhall 91321
Members: $35 Non-Members: $45.
          Phone #: 661-799-9463

Saturday, May 10

•  Domestic Violence Center Hosts "Glamourama" - Located at the Valencia Methodist Church, professional hair stylists, makeup artists, nail techs, photographers, masseuses and more will provide a day of glamour to attendees. $60 pre-sale ticket price includes lunch
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 259-8175
          Website: www.dvcsantaclarita.com

•  Monopoly Mania to Benefit SCV School & Business Alliance - Over 30 Monopoly games will be played simultaneously with time out for great food, auctions and fun
          Phone #: 259-0033, extension 230
          Website: www.scvalliance.org

Wednesday, May 14 to Thursday, May 29

•  College of the Canyons Hosts 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition - The exhibition will feature an estimated 100 pieces created by students from the college's art, photography, animation, graphics and multimedia, interior design and architecture, and radio television film departments.

An artist's reception will take place in the art gallery Wednesday May 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The COC Art gallery is open Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
          Phone #: (661) 362-3612

Friday, May 16

•  Providece Blood Drive - Providence Blood Drive opening weekend of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Held at Edwards Valencia 12. Free Wahoo's Taco and Baskin Robbins ice cream for each donor. Please sign up with Sandy at (818) 847-4469 or at sandy.hibarger@providence.org. Appointments recommended... walk-in welcome.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-260-2960

Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18

•  Saugus Speedway Presents Annual Home & Garden Show - Saugus Speedway Presents Annual Home & Garden Show Featuring over 100 specialized exhibitors with home improvement products and services. Meet with the experts in their fields. Friday hours 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
          Website: www.saugusspeedway.com

Friday, May 16 to Saturday, June 14

•  The REP takes it all off with the hit musical The Full Monty - The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its Main Stage Series with the hit Broadway Musical THE FULL MONTY sponsored by Dessert Alert. THE FULL MONTY opens on Friday, May 16, 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. THE FULL MONTY will run through June 14. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18/$16. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street Newhall, CA. 91321.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, May 17

•  Edwards Valencia Grand Palace Family Fun Day - Regal Entertainment Group Valencia 12 Grand Palace would like to invite you and your family to celebrate Prince Caspians highly anticipated release. Come watch Prince Caspian and explore the Narna ruins with our cast members. Come enjoy fun activities, games, entertainment and lots of prizes including Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian books, t-shirts, movie posters and movie tickets.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-260-2960

•  Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association Sponsors Spring Print Competition - The seventh-annual event will be held at the Bridgeport Lake Clubhouse. Entry forms and rules are available at
www.scvphotographers.com. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. (open to the public) and the prints will be available for viewing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
photograph courtesy of Ted Dayton
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Website: www.scvphotographers.com

•  7th Annual Fight It 5K Race and Walk - This competitive Race and Community walk will be held at Central Park in Santa Clarita. Join JCI Santa Clarita in raising money for the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. Prizes will be given to best fundraising team and best individual fund raiser. This a family & dog friendly event so come out together and enjoy a beautiful day making a difference.
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-312-1160
          Website: www.fightit5k.com

•  Tee Up for a Good Time at the Drive Safe Golf Classic! - The popular Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital "Drive Safe" Golf Classic tournament returns to Valencia Country Club on May 17, 2008. The fun-filled day of events, including a $50,000 grand prize Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, offers a wide array of team sponsorship and advertising opportunities to benefit emergency and trauma services at Henry Mayo. Sign up today! Tickets can be purchased separately for the awards dinner and auction, which caps the day on the greens. Volunteers are also welcome!
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  Fight For Our Troops - Paintball USA, in conjunction with Blue Star Mothers of The Canyons Chapter 82 of Santa Clarita, will be conducting a fundraiser on Armed Forces Day. Paintball USA is located at 34855 Petersen Road, Agua Dulce, 91390. Paintball USA will donate $10 to Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons for every individual who brings in a flyer and purchases a Paintball Admission Package on this date (this offer cannot be combined with any other offer). Funds will be used to purchase items and postage to send care packages to our deployed U. S. Troops as well as to our wounded; to provide support to the families of our wounded warriors and fallen heroes, and to other military family members.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0811
          Website: www.paintballusa.org

•  Special Olympics Spirit Games - Includes over 800 special athletes from all over Southern California. Volunteers needed;
          Phone #: 253-2121
          Website: www.sosc.org

Sunday, May 18

•  The Theatre Project SCV presents "Sunday Salons at All Corked Up" - Join us for a lovely afternoon of performances from Broadway, Film & Television professionals in the intimate atmosphere of Santa Clarita's premiere wine club.

Relax with glass of wine and experience the excitement of unprecedented access to dynamic performers.

Tickets are only $25, (price includes Performance, appetizers, and
No-Host bar).
Call for reservations & tickets.
Order today, as there are only 60 seats per Sunday Soiree!

The SCV Theatre Project is excited to announce that Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sally Struthers will headline at this event.

All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place,Santa Clarita, California 91350
          Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-633-3550

•  EcoFest 2008 - SCV's first ever EcoFest 2008 will take place along Valencia High School's central campus pathway. The purpose of this event is to educate the public about sustainable living options, current environmental issues, and conservation. Activities for all ages include food from Z Pizza, beverages, t-shirts, eco-friendly raffle prizes from sponsors including Whole Foods and Ecojot, face-painting, games, live entertainment, vendor booths such as AVEDA and The Placerita Canyon Nature Center, on-site vehicles, and more! A great way to spend the Sunday afternoon with the family outside, and admission is free! Hosted by Valencia High School's EPA Club, with help from the Valencia High School Key Club and Girl Scout Troop 745. We can't wait to see you there!
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
          Phone #: (661)714-4563

Monday, May 19

•  Zonta Golf Tournament - DON'T MISS...
Monday, May 19
Zonta Golf Tournament
Held at the lovely Robinson Ranch course in Sand Canyon, the fun includes 18 holes on the Valley course, BBQ lunch, buffet awards banquet, contests and prizes
          Phone #: 252-9351
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

•  Special Children's Art Foundation Presents an "Inspirational Evening of Art and Music" - Held at the Geffen Playhouse, in Westwood, ART GALA 2008 will showcase original artwork from past mural projects, during a silent auction reception, followed by a classical and jazz concert by woodwind and CalArts graduate Brian Walsh. The evening will also feature performances by four special young artists from the Santa Clarita Valley. Tickets are $50.00. All proceeds will benefit SCAF's current mural slated for the George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-298-2846
          Website: www.specialchildrensart.org

Wednesday, May 21

•  Spring Garden Party - Fresh Xpress, a local produce delivery service, will host a Spring Garden Party. The event aims to give Santa Clarita residents an opportunity to mingle, enjoy tea and appetizers, win prizes, and explore a variety of local services/products, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted items, food, cosmetics, and household products. All proceeds for the door prizes will go to a "Help End Hunger in Haiti" fund. The event will be held in Saugus at 28749 Startree Lane. Please RSVP to fionasoukup@gmail.com.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-297-6419

Friday, May 23 to Saturday, June 28

•  Canyon Theatre Guild presents "My Fair Lady" - The show has been called one of the greatest musicals ever produced, and it features a host of singable tunes, energetic dance numbers and lavish costumes. Almost everyone is familiar with the story of the cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is transformed into a "lady" by the brilliant, crotchety Professor Henry Higgins. It is a timeless, enchanting musical for audiences of all ages.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm from May 23 through June 28. Opening night champagne reception begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $11 - $14 for Juniors and Seniors and $14-$17 for Adults and reservations may be made by calling the box office. The Canyon Theatre Guild's playhouse is located at 24242 Main Street in Downtown Newhall.
          Phone #: 661-799-2702

Saturday, May 24

•  Que Syrah, Syrah Wine Tasting - All Corked Up will host an afternoon
of wine tasting from an amazing
selection of Syrahs from California, Australia and France. Reservations required. $20 per person;
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

Sunday, May 25

•  Singer/Songwriter Kim Acuna to share music - Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley will enjoy the music of joined by local singer/songwriter Kim Acuna. As part of the 10:30 AM church service, Acuna (www.kimacuna.com) will share several of her original songs, which are a complex blend of alternative pop-rock, blues and jazz, with an occasional splash of Latin. After a long music career in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, Acuna moved to Santa Clarita several years ago. Her CD, "Shadows," shows off her deep, rich vocals, insightful lyrics and articulate, rhythmic guitar style. Unitarian Universalist church services are held each Sunday at 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

Thursday, May 29

•  Roll Your Own Cigar Night - Join Roast House starting at 6:30 p.m. for a fantastic night of blues music provided by Blue Baron and cigar rolling, sponsored by Valencia Cigar & News. The $15 admission includes a premium cigar;
          Phone #: 296-3866
          Website: www.roasthousescv.com

•  Loose Goose Wine Society presents "Wine Pairing Dinner" at Salt Creek - 5/29 Thursday: Wine Pairing Dinner
7pm at Salt Creek Grille featuring "Flock of Geese"
24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Members: $110++ Non-Members: $125++
          Phone #: 661-799-9463

Saturday, May 31

•  20th Annual SCV Wine Classic - The popular wine-tasting event benefits the SCV Youth Orchestra. Held at the Main Gallery at California Institute of the Arts the event features a wide variety of vintage and current wines for tasting and purchase, as well as gourmet cuisine. Live orchestral music will enrich your experience
          Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-3415
          Website: www.scvwineclassic.org

•  Love is in the Air at the Hyatt Valencia! - High Brow Entertainment for Art and Music Lovers... This is an all-afternoon art and music event featuring 25 outstanding local artists and musicians at the Hyatt Valencia Ballroom. Live music entertainment will be provided by various local musicians including:
Steven Gail, Cres San Jose, Laurie Morgan (also an artist), Myra Miranda, Sheila Colby and other Cal Art musicians. Refreshements will be served. There will be a cash bar for cocktails. Tickets are $20 (prepaid by May 22), or $30 paid after or at the door. Reserve early!
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-312-3422

Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1

•  American Cancer Society Presents Relay for Life - Held at Central Park. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Website: www.scvrelay.org

•  Community Wide Food Drive - Local grocery stores including Albertson's, Food 4 Less, Pavillions, Ralph's, Smart & Final, Stater Bros., Von's, and Whole Foods Market will host food drives to collect food for Hunger Defense Fund. This local food bank has served over 8,400 of our Santa Clarita Valley friends and neighbors since opening in 2002. The support of our community is needed to stock our shelves for the coming summer months when donations are traditionally the lowest.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-299-9273
          Website: www.hungerdefensefund.org

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