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Sunday, March 1

•  VCC Celebration Service - Valencia Christian Center--1 yr anniversary weekend celebration

Special guest Speaker: Pastor Ricky Temple (Overcoming by Faith Church & Ministry-- Savannah, GA)
Pico Cyn Elementary School Auditorium
25255 Pico Cyn Rd, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 977-4100
          Website: www.valenciachristiancenter.org

•  Midwinter Madrigal Feast - Held at the Hyatt Valencia, enjoy an evening of revelry, including dinner, a comical play, special music by members of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale and more. $100 per person. Table sponsorship opportunities are also available.
          Time: 5:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Wednesday, March 4 to Saturday, March 7

•  Macc Designs Moving Sale - HUGE MOVING SALE
10% - 70% OFF Home Decor / Furniture and 30% - 50% OFF Discontinued Line Of Blankets

Located at 25030 Ave. Tibbitts Unit L, Valencia, CA 91355
          Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 295-7755
          Website: dontfreakitsfaux.com/main/

Friday, March 6

•  BODY FAT TESTING WITH FITNESS WAVE - Valencia Executive Boxing has invited Fitness Wave to come out to the gym with their mobile BODY FAT testing truck. Hydro Testing is the most accurate way to measure bodyfat. The price is only $50.00 and you will get an accurate bodyfat and much more. RSVP as soon as possible, limited space availabel.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-313-6534

•  March - Live Raw Food Workshop - Stacey Nivichanov, Raw Vegan Chef will introduce you to the benefits of living raw foods in an interactive workshop. 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, salads, wraps and more...

Held at 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 201 in Santa Clarita. Only $35 covers workshop and includes gourmet meal and recipes. Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot, as space is limited, call (661) 287-6115 or email Stacey@bruinc.com for further details.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-287-6115
          Website: www.pamperedchef.biz/chefstaceyn

Saturday, March 7

•  Egg Plantation Hosts Jazz Night - Join Egg Plantation for a special night of Jazz, featuring Alyse Korn Jazz Trio with keyboard, saxophone and acoustic bass.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Indulge in an exlusive Egg Plantation After Sunset appetizer menu and full bar.
No reservations required. No cover.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-8222
          Website: www.eggplantation.com

•  Junie B Jones at Santa Clarita PAC - Follow the trials and tribulations of Junie B and her friends
          Time: 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyons.edu

•  COC Foundation presents Silver Spur Award - The COC Foundation presents the Silver Spur award to Harold and Jacquie Peterson.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-3737
          Website: www.canyons.edu

•  Or Emet's Purim Celebration - Come to Or Emet's Purim celebration in costume and hear a Megillah reading like you've never heard before! Bring your own dairy meal and get ready to hear our rock, pop and reggae twist on this story we know so well!
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.253.0596
          Website: www.oremetscv.org

•  TPC Wine Classes: Italy Part One - Wines of Italy Part 1 covers Piedmont Friuli Venezia Guilia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Valle d' Aosta, Liguria and Emilia-Romagna. 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/

Sunday, March 8

•  Posh Pastries presents Spring Charity Event - Coinciding with MS Awareness week, Posh Pastries presents their Spring Charity Event. Held at 18836 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, the event will feature Posh Classic Cars, live music and food and beverages for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 360-4949
          Website: www.vpcdesserts.com

Monday, March 9 to Sunday, March 15

•  AT&T Golf Classic - Get up close and personal with some of the PGA's best golfers at the Valencia Country Club. This year's tournament will benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and other local charities.
          Phone #: 260-1897
          Website: www.attchampionsclassic.com

Wednesday, March 11

•  Santa Clarita PAC at COC presents Louie Anderson - Louie Anderson, named one of the 100 greatest stand up comedians of all-time by Comedy Central, performs. Tickets $35.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyons.edu

Thursday, March 12

•  SCV Quilt Guild - 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 members age 55 and older); $5 for guests. Walk-ins are welcome. Meetings are held at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus (The guild is not affiliated with the church).
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.scvquiltguild.org

Friday, March 13

•  Rep East Playhouse presents One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Opening Night

The lead character mistakenly opts to serve a short sentence in a mental institution rather than in a prison. $18
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, March 14

•  Banana Republic Shopping Tour - Shop with a Pro and save BIG on new styles at Banana Republic! This tour will teach you how to wear styles that flatter your shape and put complete chic and stylish outfits together. The store will be open to us exclusively! All attendees will receive a FASHION SWAG BAG - Full of fashion and beauty gifts!
You will also enjoy 30% off any purchases the day of the tour! The cost is $50, Limited to 5 women so reserve your spot today!
          Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 818-470-0444
          Website: www.shelleychic.net

•  Antiques Seminar at Heritage Junction: DO I NEED AN APPRAISAL - 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 DO I NEED AN APPRAISAL workshop is eye opening as to ethical and professional standards of antique and personal property appraising. We will explore myths of popular TV shows, when and why you may need an appraisal, written and verbal reports, authentication, how to approach valuation and research. This session will clear the air about insurance, estate, divorce and other legal appraisals that are required. Bring in a couple of items to share with the group. 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

Sunday, March 15

•  All Corked Up Wines of the World Class - All Corked Up is offering classes with a wine specialist. Visit a winery and learn about wine from all over the world. You will learn how and what to buy while developing your palate. Our first offer of this in-depth level of wine expertise! Members: $15 per class, Non-Members: $20 per class. Reservations required. All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  ST. FRANCIS DAM TALK AND TOUR - The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam site in San Francisquito Canyon as a fundraiser. The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California: killing more than 450 people. "Dam Man" Frank Rock, considered an expert in the dam disaster, will give a short lecture at the Saugus Train Station with an overview of the dam disaster, followed by a three-hour motorcoach tour of the dam site. The bus will leave Heritage Junction Historic park at 2 p.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Tour includes snacks and motor coach transportation.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  Posh Pastires presents Pastry Classes - March 15 - Easter Egg Decorating

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, March 16 to Friday, March 20

•  FREE Colon Cancer Screening - In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits to adults age 50 and greater from March 16 to 20Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most preventable diseases, yet it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The colorectal cancer screening kits will be available at several locations daily, March 16 to March 20. Call for details.
          Phone #: 253-88888
          Website: www.scvdocs.com

Tuesday, March 17

•  St. Patrick's Night Party - Join Egg Plantation for a night of LIVE Irish Music (from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.), Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and Guinness! Green Beer and Jamesons Shots will also be available!
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Family dining is available in the upper dining area.
21+ in the bar area.
No Reservations Required!
No Cover!

          Time: 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-8222
          Website: www.eggplantation.com

Wednesday, March 18

•  Santa Clarita Poets & Songwriters - Join local poets and lyricists at the Canyon Country Joann Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Rd. Every third Wednesday in 2009. You are welcome to bring a poem or lyrics of your own composition either to read aloud or to "workshop." If you would like feedback, please bring at least 6 copies to pass around.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 251-2720

•  Wine Tasting at All Corked Up: Malbec Wines - $20.00 per person, held at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  SCV Chamber Mixer at MB2 Raceway - Come race with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce at MB2 Raceway. This event is open to the public, entrance fee is $10. MB2 Raceway is located just 1.5 miles from Sierra Hwy at 13943 Balboa Blvd in Sylmar.
          Time: 5:30 PM
          Phone #: 866.986.RACE
          Website: www.mb2raceway.com

•  MOMS Club of Saugus Hosts Open House - The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms to its open house near the playground at Central Park. Members of the group will have information available and be on-hand to answer questions.

The MOMS Club is a non-profit group that helps at-home mothers feel good about their decision to stay home with their children by providing friendship, encouragement and support. Most activities are in the daytime, such as playgroups and outings, and the group also has a monthly mom's night out. Moms from other areas of Santa Clarita are welcome to attend to find the contact for their local Club.
          Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: saugusmoms@yahoo.com
          Website: www.geocities.com/momsclubofsaugus/

Thursday, March 19

•  j. serraino's Fifth Anniversary Party - Celebrate your style and j. serraino's five years in business at their Five Year Anniversary Party on Thursday, March 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Desserts, drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and enter your chance to win a gift basket valued at over $500; 24278 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355

          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-9944
          Website: www.jserraino.com

Saturday, March 21

•  Wine Tasting at All Corked Up: Malbec Wines - $20.00 per person, held at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350,
          Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  City of SCV hosts Emergency Expo - Held in the parking lot of College of the Canyons, attendees will have the opportunity to view over 60 demonstrations and displays that will provide best practices in preparedness and the opportunity to meet with first responders and exhibitors.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  LifeForward Workshops for Women: Communication Skills and Relationships - Enhance interpersonal relationship skills at home and at work

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

•  TPC Wine Classes: Italy Part 2 - Italy Part 2 covers Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Sicily, Sardinia, Puglia, Abruzzo, La Marche and Lazio. 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/

•  10th Annual Jr. High Math/Science Conference - Held at Golden Valley High School, the SCV branch of American Association of University Women will host their 10th annual Math/Science Conference for 7th and 8th grade girls. The day is devoted to hands-on and career workshops led by professional women in math, science, engineering or medicine. Students will explore their areas of interest in three morning sessions. Parents and interested adults are invited to participate in a separate session to explore high school course planning, college entrance requirements and financial aid programs. Brochures will be available in early February at local Junior Highs and Libraries. Please contact Diane Bartley for more information.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.254.2403

•  An Evening of World Music & Gazz - Experience the original music of Joe LoPiccolo in Hart;s enchanting living room. $10/person
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 254-4584
          Website: www.hartmuseum.org

•  The Golden Keys of the Law of Attraction Class - Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction yet cannot seem to use it to create the life you desire? 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! Cost is $75.00.
          Time: 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.964.9203
          Website: www.momentconnections.com

Sunday, March 22

•  All Corked Up Wines of the World Class - All Corked Up is offering classes with a wine specialist. Visit a winery and learn about wine from all over the world. You will learn how and what to buy while developing your palate. Our first offer of this in-depth level of wine expertise! Members: $15 per class, Non-Members: $20 per class. Reservations required. All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  Seasonal Acupuncture Treatment - Don't miss Kenneally Acupuncture and Healing Light Center's seasonal acupuncture treatment on Sunday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., where treatments are only $35. Call to make an appointment;
          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-4100

•  Saints and Scoundrels - The 55-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present "Saints and Scoundrels" on Sunday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m. given by Chorale director Allan Robert Petker.
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Tuesday, March 24

•  Diabetes Alert Day - With almost 24 million Diabetics nationwide, diabetes has become the greatest public health crisis of the next quarter century. To address the burden of this disease, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is issuing an urgent call-to-action for Americans to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes during the 21st annual American Diabetes Alert® Day, March 24. On American Diabetes Alert Day, take the Diabetes Risk Test through the American Diabetes Association. People who are overweight, physically inactive, and over the age of 45 years are more likely to be diagnosed as diabetic.
          Phone #: 253-8888
          Website: www.scvdocs.com

Wednesday, March 25

•  Wine Tasting at All Corked Up: Australian Wines - $20.00 per person, Held at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350,
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

Thursday, March 26

•  Feng-Shui: Your Inner Landscape - Kenneally Acupuncture and Healing Light Center's free lecture, "Feng Shui - Your Inner Landscape and the Re-Alignment of the 9 Essential Expressions of Life," instructed by Rev. Basia Durnas, Medical Qi Gong Healer, on Thursday, March 26 fills up fast. Reservations required;
          Phone #: 252-4100

•  Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) Meeting - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, March 26 starting at 7:00 PM 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

Friday, March 27

•  Search Engine Marketing Seminar - This seminar will teach you how to gain the web traffic that your business needs to succeed online. You will learn how search engines work and how to put your website to the top of their lists.
          Phone #: (661) 641-4310
          Website: www.lakeshoredesign.com

•  Or Emet's Shabbat around the World - Rabbi Jay leads Or Emet on a journey around the world. This stop is Uganda and North Africa, where we celebrate an African Shabbat.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.253.0596
          Website: www.oremetscv.org

•  Opening Night of "Leading Ladies" - Two Shakespearean actors find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. They hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, so they decide to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble begins when they get to York and find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Well, unexpected romantic entanglements follow and our "heroes" find that they have to switch between their male and female identities.Performances are every Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 PM March 27 through April 25, and Sunday matinees at 1:00 PM on March 29, and April 5 Tickets are $10-$12 for Juniors and Seniors and $12 - $15 for Adults.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-2702
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Saturday, March 28

•  Wine Education Class at All Corked Up - Peirano Estate Winery from Lodi, California will educate us on this wine region and explore reasonably priced and an interesting varietal lineup of wines including Malbec, Tempranillo and Cabernet. Members: FREE, Non-Members: $20.00 per person; Reservations Required
Held at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  Early Music and Young Masters - Held at Santa CLarita PAC at COC, enjoy a concert of Baroque and Rococo masterworks, along with the winner of the first Symphony of the Canyons Concerto Competition. $10
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyons.edu

•  LARC Ranch presents Benefit Ride - Sponsored by Bikers For Christ - Poker Run Lunch provided with purchase - live music/vendors/raffles - $30 rider/$15.00 passenger
          Phone #: 296-8636 x 232
          Website: www.larcfoundation.org

•  Treasure Island - Canyon Theatre Guild presents Opening Night of "Treasure Island".
          Time: 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-2702
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Sunday, March 29

•  All Corked Up Wines of the World Class - All Corked Up is offering classes with a wine specialist. Visit a winery and learn about wine from all over the world. You will learn how and what to buy while developing your palate. Our first offer of this in-depth level of wine expertise! Members: $15 per class, Non-Members: $20 per class. Reservations required. All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.799.7979
          Website: www.allcorkedup.com

•  Art & Music Festival at Hyatt Valencia - Held in the Hyatt Valencia Grand Ballroom, this annual festival showcases local fine artists and talented musicians. Enjoy a beautiful art exhibit with a live paitning exhibition, silent auction, children's art gallery and a music concert of ballads and love songs to celebrate. Artists will be present. Refreshments will be served, and a No-Host bar will be available. Proceeds benefit the Art Enrichment Programs of the SCV Youth and SCV Senior Center.

Tickets $25/prepaid and $40/at the door. Call now to reserve!
          Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 312.3422

•  Bowl-A-Thon supporting the Domestic Violence Center - The Valencia Lanes on Lyons Avenue will host the Domestic Violence Center's annual Bowl-a-Thon. Aimed at raising much-needed revenue, the event also serves as an awareness event for the Center. The mission of the Domestic Violence Center of the SCV is to promote and preserve non-violent, non-abusive family systems. The Center achieves its goals through community awareness, education and assistance to families victimized by domestic violence. The Center is a non-profit organization that relies substantially on private donations.
          Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-8175
          Website: www.dvcsantaclarita.com

•  Spring Cleaning with a Purpose! - Start your Spring Cleaning by recycling old or unwanted computer equipment, TVs, GPS and FAX machines, stereo systems and speakers, copiers and calculators, cellular phones and telephones, plus, video games and consoles (please include all accessories), empty inkjet cartridges, digital cameras and iPods with accessories, PDAs/Palm Pilots with all accessories, and DVD movies in original packaging. The GRANDS project will use two different recyclers for this effort. Electronic Waste International is a licensed California authorized Recycler & Collector. Some goods will be refurbished, remanufactured, or repaired when possible by the Cartridges for Kids Program. Salvaged goods will be donated to military service men and women or resold with the goal of re-use instead of waste. Held at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-9444 Ext.110
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Tuesday, March 31

•  60 Minutes with an Artist - The Santa Clarita Artists' Association proudly presents their community outreach program entitled "60 Minutes with an Artist". This free lecture features a child friendly presentation where artist Tandy Zorba will explain how she creates her artwork. Held in the Community Room of the Valencia Library.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-3050
          Website: www.santaclaritaartists.org

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