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Sunday, February 1

•  First Fridays Valencia Superbowl Party - Are you ready for some Football?

All Corked Up
26340 Diamond Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Kickoff Time is 3 p.m.
          Time: 3:00 PM
          Phone #: (818) 917-9135
          Website: www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/WEFJHAFBAELEBOYNASKG/FirstFridaysValenciaSuperBowl

Friday, February 6

•  Journeys of the Heart - Shari Beaubien's "Journeys of the Heart" will open on Friday, February 6 and run thru Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank, California. This solo exhibition will feature nearly 70 of Beaubien's acrylic paintings. Included in these will be new works from "Soul Sketches" and "Carnival of Dreams" - on display for the first time anywhere in public.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, Febrary 6, 2009 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. In addition, attendees will have the chance to win a beautiful, matted fine art print of one of Beaubien's paintings. Please join in the fun! The evening promises to be a memorable one.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery is located at 1100 West Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506 (near the intersection of Olive Ave and Victory Blvd).
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 818.238.5397

•  Vegan Chef workshop - Interactive Raw Food Workshop by Stacey Nivichanov, Raw Vegan Chef

Learn how "Live Raw Food" is an important factor in the betterment of your physical and mental health. Experience the ease of preparation for yourself. Taste delicious recipes, such as appetizers, salds, wraps, and more... $35 fee includes workshop, food and recipes to take home.

Held at 22916 Lyons Sve, Suite 202, 2nd floor. Space is limited, reservations requested.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-287-6115
          Website: www.pamperedchef.biz/chefstaceyn

Saturday, February 7

•  How to Look Chic on a Budget - Professional fashion stylist Shelley Winsor will show you how to shop "Cheap Chic," locally, downtown L.A., and online. You will leave this class knowing:

What "Cheap Chic" is
When and where to find spring and fall "Cheap Chic" items
When and where to find the sales and the best hours to shop

Reserve your spot at the weblink below.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: 818-470-0444
          Website: www.canyons.communityext.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=1011&CategoryID=3&SubCategoryID=7

•  TPC Wine Classes: France Part 1 - Wines of France, Part 1, covers Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire Valley and Champagne. TPC is offering informal wine classes for anyone wishing to sharpen their understanding of wine. These classes are designed to inspire our passion for wine with host and Certified Sommelier instructor, DiMaggio Washington. Lunch is provided, class runs 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and events cost $84 / per day:TPC 26550 Heritage View Lane Valencia, CA 91381
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age or older to enroll.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.288.1995
          Website: www.tpcvalencia.com/

•  Summer Activities Fair - Join La Mesa Junior High School in their 2nd Annual Summer Activities Fair and learn about this year's Summer activity offerings in Santa Clarita for every budget and age! The event also features a variety of food vendors, bake sale, jazz band, the cake walk and a magic show!

Held at La Mesa Jr High School, 26623 May Way, Santa Clarita, CA 91351.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-250-0022, ext. 122
          Website: www.hartdistrict.org/lamesa/staff/counselors/saf.htm

•  Performing Arts Center presents "Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago" - The original jazz dance company, founded by the legendary Gus Giordano, is as dynamic as it is diverse. Witness the thrilling, powerful expanse of jazz dance that has received critical acclaim across the globe.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, February 7 to Saturday, February 21

•  Or Emet "A Congregation for Jewish Living" - Come join our Or Emet Jewish community in song, celebration and prayer. The following services will be held in the month of February:

Feb. 7th-6:00pm-Havadallah- Tu b'Shvat Seder
Feb. 13th-7:30pm-Family Shabbat Service
Feb. 20th-7:30pm-Family Shabbat Service
Feb. 21st-10:00am-Torah Service

Held at 24901 Orchard Village Rd. Valencia, CA 91355
          Phone #: 661.253.0596
          Website: www.oremetscv.org

Sunday, February 8

•  The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show - Held at the Hyatt Valencia. Tickets are $8; pre-register for half price tickets
online;
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Website: www.bellisimabride.com

Monday, February 9

•  SCV Relay for Life Kick-Off Rally - Starting at 6:30pm, Teams, walkers, cancer survivors and others interested in participating in this year's SCV Relay For Life 24-hour walking event can learn how-and why local residents can fight cancer with the area's most fun 24-hour party! Held at the Residence Inn by Marriot,
          Phone #: 778-0711 Opt 3
          Website: www.scvrelay.org

Wednesday, February 11

•  Sweet Savings and Red Hot Martinis at McKenna & Greene - Join McKenna & Greene this Wednesday for a girls night out in honor of Valentine's Day. Enjoy red martinis and appetizers and
save 10-15% on everthing in the shop! Or just come enjoy a martini! Bring a friend! McKenna & Greene is located @ the corner of Seco Canyon &
Copper Hill Drive in theCVS Plaza.
          Phone #: 296-0935

Thursday, February 12

•  SCV Jaycees - General Membership Meeting - Our meetings are a great opportunity to network with other Jaycees and learn about all of the great events and activities we have coming up. It is also perfect for those who want to learn more about the Jaycees, meet current members and get involved! Come join us for a drink from 6:30pm - 7:00pm courtesy of President Jenny Nemitz. RSVP/Register online at the Calendar of Events. Held at The Vines Restaurant at the Hyatt Valencia
24500 Town Center Drive. Age: 21+
          Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

•  Sweethearts for Education Wine Tasting event - Held at Salt Creek Grille. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will also be served. The Castaic Education Foundation raises funds to support grants for teachers in the Castaic district. Limited tickets are available for $45.00 per person. Contact Marcela Kocen.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-9551
          Website: www.castaiceducation.org

Thursday, February 12 to Friday, February 13

•  Vino 100 presents "Bottle Shock" - Celebrate Valentine's Day early! On Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13, Vino 100 will host a private screening of the hit film "Bottle Shock" to coincide with the flick's national release. The fun evening, which is limited to 20 guests per night, includes blind wine tasting (just like the film). Vino 100 is located at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia;
          Phone #: 294-6886
          Website: www.vino100valencia.com

Friday, February 13

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "An Enchanted Evening" - enjoy a drink and delicious fare at your candle-lit table while being swept away by the music of Broadway;
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, February 14

•  Singing Valentines - Nothing tells someone you love them like a Singing Valentine. Santa Clarita Valley's own Men of Harmony Barbershop Quartet will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work or anywhere you choose in the Santa Clarita Valley. Your singing gift that says "I Love You" includes a two love song Serenade, a Valentine's Day card with your personalized greeting and a flower gift.

Regular delivery is usually within two hours of your requested time and costs $45. Premier "Straight from the Heart" delivery will be within 15 minutes of your selected target time at a cost of $55. Book early to get the best times for your sweetheart's Serenade.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 16614249009
          Website: www.menofharmony.com

•  Goddess Fitness Valentine's Ball and Burlesque Show - Book your table for this Song and Dance Burlesque show, complete with champagne, caviar, decadent hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts. Goddess fitness members please call for special pricing. General admission is as follows: Table of 4: $236 Table of 2: $119 Singles: $60
          Phone #: 251-2831
          Website: www.goddessfitnessdance.com

•  Antiques Seminar at Heritage Junction: HOW TO BE AN ANTIQUES DETECTIVE - Terry Sonntag, a long time resident of the Santa Clarita Valley and familiar to most area antique buffs, will be presenting a series of informal seminars in Antiques Appreciation for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

The HOW TO BE AN ANTIQUES DETECTIVE workshop will Investigate the various aspects of construction, hardware, tools, fakes, reproductions, repairs, and trends. A portion of the seminar will explore the use of ultraviolet light and what it will reveal. Bring a few items to discuss and share. Handout materials included. Fee: $45


Held at the Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction at Wm. S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Ave. (formerly San Fernando Road), in Newhall
          Phone #: 661.254.1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  Special Kids Host Inaugural Valentine's Masquerade Ball - This gala event supports a variety of services for Special Kids in SCV. Enjoy dancing, dining and comedy and celebrate those who serve the Special Needs kids in our community;
          Phone #: 254-3255
          Website: www.specialkidshwc.com

Sunday, February 15

•  Posh Pastries presents Pastry Classes - February 15 - Basic Cakes and Buttercreams

You are cordially invited to join us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited so please call or come in to reserve your spot. The cost of each class is $25, including a non-refundable $10 reservation fee. Sign up for one or more classes (one a month) and receive $5 off per class! Our class sizes are a maximum of 8 people. If there is a large amount of interested participants, we will add a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. class and notify you for your preferred class time. Located at 18836 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 360-4949
          Website: www.vpcdesserts.com

Monday, February 16

•  Carousel Ranch Hosts Jason Gore & Friends Carousel Classic - Golf with PGA Tour Pro Jason Gore and his friends, both PGA Professionals and Celebrities. Held at Valencia Country Club. Sponsorship, golf packages and awards after party only tickets are available.
          Time: 8:30 AM
          Phone #: 268-8010
          Website: www.carouselclassic.org

Tuesday, February 17

•  Santa Clarita Republician Women - Please join us for the monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Republican Women every third Tues. at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita. ($10 includes lunch) Engage with warm, energetic professional women. Broaden your awareness with updates from local politicians. This month's Special speaker is Dr. John Stead PhD, known for his involvement with government and educational institutions.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-5416
          Website: www.scvgop.com/scv_women_fed/

Wednesday, February 18 to Thursday, February 19

•  College Financial Planning Workshops - College Planning Experts will be offering FREE College Financial Planning Workshops that will focus on helping parents send their kids to college. Information on the FAFSA form and more important information needed to understand how to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible for will also be covered. We will be offering 5 more FREE workshops to help parents understand the FAFSA before the March 2nd deadline.

Wednesday February 18, Canoga Park Library 6:15-7:45 PM, Thursday February 19, CSUN Sierra Hall #264 6:15-7:45 PM,
          Time: 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9946
          Website: www.collegeplanningexperts.com

Thursday, February 19

•  The Master's College Harpsichord Concert - Dr. Bloomfield will perform the suites on her William Dowd French double harpsichord based on a mid-18th-century model by Paul Taskin.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place at The Master's College at 7:30 p.m. on February 19, 2009 in the Music Recital Hall located on 24736 Quigley Canyon road, Santa Clarita, California, 91321.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 3196
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Saturday, February 21

•  AMGEN Tour of California - SCV hosts the starting line of stage seven of this eight-day, 700-mile bicycle race of the California coastline;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 286-4018
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/tourofca

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Hosts RK Downs Jazz Festival - the festival features jazz, clarinet and guest ensembles from local high schools, COC and Cal Arts;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  TPC Wine Classes - France Part 2 - February 21 France Part 2 covers Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Languedoc / Roussillon, Jura, Savoie and Jurancon. TPC is offering informal wine classes for anyone wishing to sharpen their understanding of wine. These classes are designed to inspire our passion for wine with host and Certified Sommelier instructor, DiMaggio Washington. Lunch is provided, class runs 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and events cost $84 / per day: TPC 26550 Heritage View Lane Valencia, CA 91381
Prerequisite: Students must be 21 years of age or older to enroll.

          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.288.1995
          Website: www.tpcvalencia.com/

•  Celebrity Waiter presents "InterGALActic Affair" - The Celebrity Waiter Dinner has become one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most colorful events, with table hosts and guests vying for prizes based on table theme, decorations and guest costumes. The committee provides "celebrity waiters," who do their best to entertain their guests in return for "tips," which go toward the Respite Day Care program. An auction and live entertainment are also part of the evening's festivities. Local residents interested in serving on the committee can contact Ball at (661) 288-0186 or by e-mail at celebwaiter@scbx.us.
          Phone #: (661) 288-0186

•  College Financial Planning Workshops - College Planning Experts will be offering FREE College Financial Planning Workshops that will focus on helping parents send their kids to college. Information on the FAFSA form and more important information needed to understand how to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible for will also be covered. We will be offering 5 more FREE workshops to help parents understand the FAFSA before the March 2nd deadline.

Saturday February 21 College Planning Experts office 10:30 - 12:00 or 1:00 to 2:30 PM
          Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9946
          Website: www.collegeplanningexperts.com

•  SCV Jaycees hosts 11th Annual Awards & Installation Dinner - Held at Hyatt Valencia, This evening will take a look back at last years accomplishments and what 2009 has to offer. "Enchanted Nights" is the theme of the event, and guests will start the evening with a cocktail hour, followed by commendations from local officials, and the award presentation. There will be a silent auction, dancing and a slideshow featuring 2008's Jaycee activities.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Website: www.scvjacyees.com

Sunday, February 22

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "The Kite Runner" - This one-man performance explores the best selling novel as part of the COC Book of the Year celebration;
          Time: 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Golden Keys of the Law of Attraction - What if you could find some way to change your life and be HAPPY right NOW, all while ATTRACTING what you TRULY want? During this class you will learn how to:Tap in to your Personal Power;Realize Your True Potential;Embrace the Journey of Life;Stay Connected to Each Moment;
Realize Your Emotions are Your Guides;Be A True Creator;Let Go of Disappointment;Plus Much More! Space is Limited to 18 attendees. Investment in yourself is $75.at Moment Connections, 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202, Newhall, CA 91321. RSVP.
          Phone #: 661.964.9203
          Website: www.momentconnections.com

Tuesday, February 24

•  Hadassah Kochava Group February Meeting - This General Meeting's agenda will include: Calendar Review 2009, SCV Women's Seder Update, Spring Luncheon Update, Member Feedback and much more....

Bring a munchy to share with the group!RSVP by Tuesday FEB 24 as #of attendees will determine the venue :-) We hope to see you and share an evening of information and connection with Hadassah Kochava!
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-309-3195

•  SCV Jaycees - ID (Individual Development) Night - Come out for a night of individual development! Learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking which are vital skills that promote leadership. International Speak Up Champion from SCV, Laura Biery, will be our Guest Speaker and speaking on "The Speaking Triangle". Held at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street in Newhall. Age: 21+
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

•  Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals Host Bridal Seminar - Held at the Hyatt Valencia. Space is limited. Call for reservations;
          Phone #: 296-6191
          Website: www.santaclaritaweddings.com

Thursday, February 26

•  Democratic Alliance for Action February Meeting - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, February 26 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Learn about the latest SCV, state and national events and opportunities as part of a warm and dynamic progressive group. All Dems are welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 222-7194.
          Website: www.DAA.org

Thursday, February 26 to Saturday, February 28

•  California Kids Consigment Spring Sale - There will be a large selection of infant, maternity, and children's items. You won't want to miss it! We still have space for a few more consignors. Register now and get your items ready to sell. Make some cash and recycle. Held at The Plaza, 23710 Lyons Ave. in Newhall.

Sale hours are:
Thurs., Feb. 26, 2009: 2pm - 6pm
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009: 9am - 6pm
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009: 10am - 1pm
(50% savings on marked items)
          Phone #: 661-309-9439
          Website: www.calkidsconsignment.com

Friday, February 27

•  VCC Anniversary Service - Valencia Christian Center--1 yr anniversary weekend celebration
Special Guest Speaker: Bishop Alfred Owens (Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church-- Washington, DC)
Santa Clarita United Methodist Church
26640 Bouquet Cyn Rd., Saugus, CA 91350
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 977-4100
          Website: www.valenciachristiancenter.org

•  SCV Jaycees - February Social - JCI SCV's socials are the last Friday of each month. This month we will meet at Origami Bistro Bar, 24501 Town Center Drive #101 in Valencia. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for other spots around town as we meet, mingle and have a great time! Go to www.scvjaycees.com for the next location! Age: 21+.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

Saturday, February 28

•  SC Regional Theatre presents "A Chorus Line" - "A Chorus Line," is coming to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC for six performances only. This celebration of the chorus dancers, who are the unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre, became one of Broadway's longest running shows and is currently on a revival tour.

Tickets to the First Nighter's Club's Golden Circle on opening night are $100 each and feature a catered buffet dinner and wine and the home of Harold and Jacquelyn Petersen, followed by the opening night performance where guests will be seated in the "Golden Circle" (the most preferred seating at the PAC). Additional performances at the PAC are at 8:00 PM on March 14, March 20 and March 21. There are 2:00 PM matinees on March 1 and March 15. Ticket prices range from $12 to $30
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-2702

•  SCV Club Cheer Hosts Poker Tournament Fundraiser - Team Fusion's 20 cheerleaders - ages 7 through 14 years - qualified to compete in the Cheerleading Worlds Championship on April 25 and 26 at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Now they just need to get there. Help them out by attending a poker tournament at the Valencia Country Club or by making a much-appreciated donation;
          Phone #: 775-9849
          Website: www.scvclubcheer.com

•  VCC Celebration Banquet at Embassy Suites Valencia - Valencia Christian Center--1 yr anniversary weekend celebration

Tickets: $25 each -- advance ticket sales only--please call office for purchase info.
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Swanzi Sheriff-Saunders (West Angeles C.O.G.I.C -- Los Angeles, CA)
28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia, CA 91355
          Time: 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 977-4100
          Website: www.valenciachristiancenter.org

•  The Life and Death of James Dean - the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting a special joint event entitled "The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day" as part of their Lecture Series and "Flickers at the Junction" classic movie series. The day will begin with a panel discussion on the life and death of James Dean (including the mystery of his last day in the SCV) featuring author Chris Epting "James Dean Died Here" and Tony Newhall, former publisher of the Newhall Signal, along with other distinguished guests to be announced. The discussion will be followed by a screening of James Dean's classic film "Rebel Without a Cause." The event will be held at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road), in Newhall, California.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  LifeForward Workshops for Women: Economics - Gain mastery of self-sustaining money management skills, budgeting, and understanding credit scores and how to improve or repair them.

Space is limited and child care is not available. RSVP by calling (661) 252-9731.
Zonta is a non-profit organization of professionals dedicated to improving the status of women through service, advocacy and awareness. Workshops are free and will be held at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9731
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

•  College Financial Planning Workshops - College Planning Experts will be offering FREE College Financial Planning Workshops that will focus on helping parents send their kids to college. Information on the FAFSA form and more important information needed to understand how to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible for will also be covered. We will be offering 5 more FREE workshops to help parents understand the FAFSA before the March 2nd deadline.

Saturday February 28 at the Simi valley Library from 10:30 - 12:00.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9946
          Website: www.collegeplanningexperts.com

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