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April, 2009 Community Calendar
Wednesday, April 1

•  Fools Paradise Golf Tournament & Wine Tasting - Support Single Mothers Outreach and enjoy an afternoon of Texas Scramble styled Golf followed by a relaxing tasting of some of California's Best Wines. Tickets are $185 per person or $750 for a foursome and includes a BBQ Lunch, a Goodie Bag, Wine Tasting, Appetizers and Silent Auction.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-607-6886
          Website: www.singlemothersoutreach.org

•  Grandparent Education on Autism - At this free lecture, Emily Iland and Victoria Berrey of SCAAN (Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network) will discuss "What Every Grandparent Should Know about Autism." They will also speak about the Special Needs Registry, an invaluable tool for assisting individuals living in the SCV who are at-risk during emergency situations due to limited communication, age, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disabilities, or other disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Kept at the Sheriff's station, the Registry includes vital information about the person involved. Held in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
          Time: 11:00 PM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Thursday, April 2

•  Wind Ensemble Concert - Join The Master's College Wind Ensemble for an evening of musical contrast. From the Star War Trilogy to the piece Were You There?, the repertoire highlights music from both famous and lesser-known composers. The repertoire captures a wide palette of emotional color as well, ranging from the starry nebulousness of Apollo Unleashed, mov't 3, Symphony no. 2 to the driving pulse of Samuel R. Hazo's Ride. This free concert is open to the public.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 3196
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Thursday, April 2 to Saturday, April 4

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "A Doll's House" - Witness one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of 19th-century drama;
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Friday, April 3

•  5th Annual Castaic Education Foundation Golf Tournament - Held at Robinson Ranch. Tickets are $200.00 per player or $700.00 per foursome which includes a round of golf, cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes. Please contact Diane Fiero to sign up.
          Time: 7:30 AM
          Phone #: 661 373-4574
          Website: www.castaiceducation.org

Saturday, April 4

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion - Combining drama, comedy and suspense with elaborate illusions that include dazzling special effects and puzzling feats of legerdemain, The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion creates a powerful theatrical experience audiences will never forget.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.edu

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Daddy-Daughter Dance - Fathers and daughters (between the ages of 5 and 10) will dance the night away at the formal event. Daddies and daughters will take a memorable photo, eat dinner and enter dance contests;
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 286-4018
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/arts

•  Community Health & Children's Safety Fair - 40 local service agencies willprovide information, demonstrations and essential health services at no cost to the public. The health services and screenings will include vision, hearing, dental, diabetes, cholesterol, immunizations for children and annual exams for women. Raffle prizes and entertainment will be presented. Families can obtain information on no- or low-cost children's health insurance programs. Enrollment will be conducted for those who call ahead and come prepared. Held at the Newhall Community Center located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 286-4006
          Website: www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov

•  LifeForward Workshops for Women: Health - Covers a multitude of tips for nutrition, wellness, and fitness for maximum vitality.

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 #: 259-0033 x227
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Saturday, April 4 to Sunday, April 5

•  Defensive Driving Academy at Six Flags - As leaders in the driver training industry, Defensive Driving Academy has tested and refined its advanced defensive driving curriculum to get optimal results. Taught in a closed-course environment, participants engage in various driving exercises to improve vision and reaction time, as well as techniques to properly control their vehicle when faced with unexpected situations that may cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. Sample exercises include skid control, slalom, evasive maneuvers, and a distractions course. Held in the Six Flags Magic Mountain parking lot.
          Website: www.defensivedrivingacademy.net

Sunday, April 5

•  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

•  Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship Hosts Palm Sunday Communion - At 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Child care and Children's Church provided;
          Phone #: 298-8189
          Website: www.mysccf.com

•  Betty Ferguson Foundation Hosts Vine 2 Wine - Held at Bridgeport Lake Club in Valencia, the wine and food tasting is paired with an art sale, silent auction and an art exhibit provided by Santa Paula Art Museum. Professional singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Jeff Vincent, will entertain guests. Betty Ferguson Foundation is a progressive non-profit foundation committed to keeping women and youth strong, motivated and independent;
          Phone #: 702-8712
          Website: www.bettyfergusonfoundation.org

•  SCV Historical Society Presents "The Newhall Incident" - On the evening of April 5, 1970, four CHP officers, Roger Gore, Walt Frago, James "Skip" Pence, and George Alleyn were brutally gunned down by two dangerous suspects in the lot of a Standard Service Station next to J's Coffee Shop on what is now the intersection of the Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia, California. To commemorate the 39th anniversary of the "Newhall Incident", the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be hosting a special event as part of its Lecture Series, featuring retired CHP Officer Harry Ingold, one of the first officers on the scene following the massacre, who will be telling the story of the events of that tragic day, including his personal recollections, and how, out of tragedy, the way police officers deal with dangerous suspects was changed forever. The talk will be given at 2pm on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road) in Newhall.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 12

•  Mountasia Hosts Spring Break Fun - Unlimited Play specials available all week. Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday;
          Phone #: 253-4386
          Website: www.mountasiafuncenter.com

Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 8

•  SCV Senior Center Rummage Sale - The SCV Senior Center Rummage Sale will be held at 22900 Market Street in Newhall. Proceeds from the Advisory Council's Rummage Sale benefit the SCV Senior Center. Your participation is invited!
          Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Wednesday, April 8

•  Free Glucose Check - Free glucose checks provided by Registered Dietitian Lori Robinson in Day Care Office. Held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

•  Free Health Lecture - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Case Manager/MSW Michael Magnusen, discusses "Advance Directives." (Note: An advance directive tells your doctor what kind of care you would want if you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself.) Held in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 from 1—2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
          Phone #: 661.259.9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Thursday, April 9

•  Or Emet Community Passover Seder - Come spend Passover with our Or Emet Jewish Family. Join our special community Passover seder with family and friends lead by Rabbi Jay Levy. Help us tell the story that has been handed down from generation to generation in a wonderful musical service.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0596
          Website: www.oremetscv.org

•  An Evening of Mozart - Come for an evening filled with Mozart! The Master's College Music department will be performing Mozart's Requiem, featuring the Collegiate Singers; the Overture to the Magic Flute, featuring the TMC Orchestra; and the Piano Concerto in E flat Major, featuring Dr. Ken Mays and Sam Rotman on the pianos.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 800.568.6248, ext. 3193
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

•  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, April 10

•  Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship Hosts Good Friday Praise Prayer and Worship Service - Join Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship as they celebrate Good Friday.
          Time: 6:30 AM
          Phone #: 298-8189
          Website: www.mysccf.com

Saturday, April 11

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Eggstravaganza - Grab your basket and join in the search for goodies left by the E. Bunny. The "Egg Scramble" begins promptly at 10 a.m. Each park will be divided into different areas by age, so everyone has a fun and fair time. The event is free and there is no registration required. Held at Canyon Country Park, Central Park and Valencia Glen Park;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 286-4018
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/arts

•  TPC Wine Classes: Spain Part 1 - Wines of Spain Part 1 covers Rioja, Rueda, Galicia, Rias Baixas and Navarra. 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, April 12

•  Living Grace Christian Fellowship Hosts Easter Celebration Service - Enjoy live music, an inspiring Christ-centered message, a dynamic children's and youth ministry and warm, friendly people;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 257-8432
          Website: www.livinggrace.org

•  Hope Vineyard Church Hosts "Family Easter Celebration!" - You are invited to join the Hope Vineyard family at 10 a.m. at the Leona Cox Community School Auditorium;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 251-8340
          Website: www.hopevineyard.com

•  Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship Hosts Easter Celebration - At 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Child Care and Children's Church provided;
          Phone #: 298-8189
          Website: www.mysccf.com

Sunday, April 12 to Saturday, April 18

•  City of Santa Clarita hosts Annual Pride Week - Hundreds of residents volunteer to clean up and beautify streets, parks, schools and other areas around town; 290-2911
          Phone #: 290-2911
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

Monday, April 13

•  Boys & Girls Club of SCV hosts 38th Annual Auction - With the theme of "Lighting our Future," the Boys & Girls Club annual event re-emphasizes why they've held an auction every summer for nearly 40 years: the kids. The special evening benefits the 3,500 local youngsters who utilize the much-needed after-school program. B&G kids have access to tutors, computers, character-building opportunities and much more.

Greg and Chell Amsler again take the helm on June 12 as co-chairs of this always-fun event, which starts at 5 p.m. Reserve your night under the stars at the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia today;
          Phone #: 254-3063
          Website: www.scvboysandgirlsclub.org

•  COC Choir presents Sunday Serenade - Fresh from a semester filled with clinics and festivals, the COC choires have honed their skills and are anxious to share their music with you.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonpac.com

•  4th annual Evening of Remembrance - A community event to remember Santa Clarita Valley youth who have lost their lives in traffic-related collisions, and to raise awareness about the importance of safe and responsible driving.held at central park in the youth grove.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 250-3731
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  SCV Parkinson's Support Group - The Santa Clarita Valley Parkinson's Support Group facilitated by Joan Osborne has announced their 2009 schedule. The group will meet at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall. A presentation and refreshments are included at each meeting.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 553-9011
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Wednesday, April 15

•  Tax Day Tea Party - Are you T.E.A.'d Off?(Taxed Enough Already)
Send a message to Sacramento and Washington to STOP the wasteful spending of YOUR Hard-Earned Tax Dollars! Join us for SCV's Tax Day TEA Party Held at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Invite Family and Friends. Bring signs and canned food items to benefit the SCV Food Pantry.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Website: www.TeaPartySCV.com

•  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 #: 251-2720

•  Casa Vieja presents Mother's Day Champagne Brunch - Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Mom and enjoy an Authentic Mexican Brunch Buffet where she'll be serenaded by MARIACHI!! Reservations are preferred. Casa Vieja is located at 18401 Soledad Canyon in Canyon Country.
          Phone #: 661-252-9804

•  Free Health Lecture - Financial Advisor Joseph Santos discusses "Obamanomics - and the U.S. Economy." Held in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 from 1—2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Friday, April 17

•  In Good Taste Beer Tasting Event - Food and wine educator John Bauccio will lead an exploration of the different styles, traditions and histories that have made beer the popular beverage it is today. Featuring a selection of beers from Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company, as well as gourmet appetizers prepared by the college's culinary arts students. Tickets are $50/person, reservations required by by April 10. Seating is limited. Guests must be at least 21 to attend. Business casual attire is suggested.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 362-3737
          Website: www.canyons.edu/foundation

•  Hollywood Entertainment Museum's 2009 Annual Golf Tournament - Hollywood Entertainment Museum is pleased to announce its 2009 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 Take Five, the event includes lunch, dinner, cocktail reception, silent auction with amazing items, prizes and gift bag—all in beautiful surroundings. Win a Mercedes or Audi at the Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by Keyes. Attendees include business, entertainment, education and government leaders. Funds support the Museum's education programs, 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.

Sponsors:
Esquire
DKNY
Keyes Motors
Dongell Lawrence Finney LLP
Gensler
          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 323/465-7900 ext.803
          Website: www.hollywoodmuseum.com

•  Carousel Ranch hosts "How the West was Won" Trap Shoot - Teams of shooters (novice and better) will compete for fun and prizes to benefit the equestrian therapy program. Includes shooting demo by four-time Olympic medal winner Kim Rhode. Held at the Oak Tree Gun Club.
          Phone #: 268-8010
          Website: www.carouselranch.org

Saturday, April 18

•  MACC Design Boutique hosts Open House - Celebrate and check out their new location. Preview new items and take advantage of "open house"-only specials. Now located at 25030 Avenue Tibbitts;
          Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 295-7755

•  Concerto Salon Hosts Grand Reopening Celebration - Enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, specials and appetizers at the fashion-forward salon located at 23340 Cinema Drive in Valencia next to Trader Joe's;
          Phone #: 287-3700

•  Earth Day 2009 featuring Recycled Art Contest - Held at Central Park, the 20th annual Arbor Day Celebration will include a variety of live entertainment, interactive activities, vendor booths and displays. This year also features the "Recycled Work of Art" Contest. Designed to increase awareness about the City's recycling program, contest entries are made entirely of reusable, recycled and/or recyclable materials. Artists are asked to reserve a spot for their work before April 10th by calling Donna Avila at the phone number below.
          Phone #: (661) 286-4018
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Walk for Hope 5K and Car Show - Circle of Hope Hosts Walk for Hope 5K and Car Show Held at Castaic Lake;
          Phone #: 254-5218
          Website: www.circleofhopeinc.org

•  An Evening of Magic - The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley presents the 3rd annual "An Evening of Magic" fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. The local International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 280 will offer three hours of magical entertainment for the entire family. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for parlor and close-up acts; stage shows will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event will take place inside the Boys & Girls Club's gymnasium at 24909 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Price: $10 (3 and under free).
          Phone #: (661) 254-2582
          Website: www.scvkids.org/

•  Rotary Club of SCV Presents Luau and Fundraiser - Support local non-profits while enjoying Hawaiian-themed dinner, dancing and live entertainment. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $50/person and include one drink ticket. Proceeds benefit several local non-profit organizations such as Safe Rides, the YMCA, Campus After Dark, Carousel Ranch and many more. Held at the Sand Canyon Estate of Rotarian/Elk Rob Werner.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 621-9278
          Website: www.scvrotaryclub.com

•  Vision Board Class - Creating Your Life's Vision - Join us for an afternoon of creativity, fun and excitement as we create a tool that will help you fulfill your truest desires. Cost is $75. All supplies are included. Held at Moment Connections, 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202, Newhall, CA 91321.
          Phone #: 661.964.9203
          Website: www.momentconnections.com

Sunday, April 19

•  SCV Dodger Day - Join other SCVians as they watch the Dodgers face off against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LETMESAIL, a local nonprofit serving the differently-abled population. Tickets are $25.00 each with $7.00 of the sale price being donated back to LETMESAIL. Get your tickets today!
          Time: 1:15 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-8555
          Website: www.letmesail.org

•  4th Annual Bowling for Youts' - Wanna bowl and win prizes for a good cause? Then grab your friends and family and support the SCV Youth Project. Reserve your place today!
          Time: 11:00 PM to 4:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.257.YOUTH
          Website: www.helpnothassle.org

•  Assistance League Footsteps 5K Run/Walk - The annual event provides much-needed funding for Operation School Bell. The race will be held at Newhall Park. Assistance League serves children, seniors and families in need, bringing caring and commitment into action in the SCV.
          Phone #: (661) 255-1991
          Website: www.assistanceleague-alsc.org

Monday, April 20

•  SCV Chamber 25th Annual Golf Tournament - The Oak Tree Golf Classic is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. Come out to the greens and have fun with us! This will be an event you will not forget! Located at TPC Valencia.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-6977
          Website: www.scvchamber.com

•  The Master's College Barbeque and Big Band Concert - Join The Master's College Jazz Band for an evening of big band and barbeque. So "grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep," and enjoy a wonderful evening filled with food and music! The concert will be held on the north campus lawn outside The Master's College Music Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 3193

Tuesday, April 21

•  Free Audiology Screening - Audiology Associates provides free audiology screenings in the Day Care Office. Held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall.
          Time: 10:30 AM
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Wednesday, April 22

•  COC PAC Presents "Riders in the Sky" - Saddle up and ride with the one of the most popular cowboy-country bands this side of the Rio Grande: Riders in the Sky! Famously featured in TV and movies, including Pixar's "Toy Story 2," Riders in the Sky gallop onto the stage with a sound as unique as the sunsets on a warm summer Arizona evening. Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages, and from all walks of life, will be delighted by Riders in the Sky's music and comedy yarns, as the never-ending trail drive continues -- this time into Santa Clarita! This performance takes place during the City of Santa Clarita's Cowboy Festival.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 362.5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  City of SCV presents Coping Skills for Families and Teens Today - Economic downturn. Home foreclosures. Budget cuts. Layoffs. These are absolute and all-too-common stressors for parents and adults these days. But teens are feeling the stress, too, while they are struggling to cope with academic and other teen pressures at the same time. A panel of experts will address these issues and offer tips and resources to help families and teens cope in this tough economy.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 250-3708
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Free Health Lecture - Providence Holy Cross presents Dr. Amy Goff discussing "Memory and the Aging Brain." Held in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Wednesday, April 22 to Sunday, April 26

•  16th Annual Cowboy Festival - Held at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio and various locations City-wide. For a $20 entry fee, guests will be treated to exciting live entertainment on five different stages. This year's line up includes: Don Edwards, Baxter Black, Sons of the San Joaquin, Hot Club of Cowtown and more. Enjoy the great Cowboy Gear Show and Cowboy Grub, plus street entertainers including Benny Martinez and his trick horse Napoleon. The entry fee includes all entertainment, parking and shuttle service to and from the Ranch.
          Phone #: (661) 286-4021
          Website: www.cowboyfestival.org

Thursday, April 23

•  Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) Meeting - This meeting will feature Jim Wisley, Lead Co-Chair of the California Democratic Party Elections Committee, on the important May 19 budget propositions. What led to the budget crisis and what do Californians stand to win or lose? The Democratic Party has not taken a position on the initiatives, so Wisley's perspective is that of an insider and activist. Held at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. All Dems welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 222-7194
          Website: www.daa.org/

•  Energy Workshop at the Senior Center - Brought to us by the Community Energy Partnership and the City of Santa Clarita, this workshop offers a great opportunity for senior residents to learn about the Senior Center's recent energy efficiency retrofits. In addition, information on environmental and sustainable topics (including City programs), utility programs, and how to save money and energy will be discussed. The public is invited to learn about these critical issues. Held in the Senior Center Dining Room.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
          Phone #: 259-9444 ext 150
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

•  YES I CAN presents "Wildcat Idol" - An "American Idol" based competition held in the West Ranch High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door and include dinner, a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds go to YES I CAN-a program assisting students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 222.1220 x427

Friday, April 24

•  Candleman of Valencia Hosts National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser - A portion of the night's sales will benefit the organization. Plus, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Located 28269 Newhall Ranch Road in the Gateway Village Center;
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 257-9420
          Website: www.candlemanvalencia.com

•  Candleman Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis - Candleman of Valencia hosts a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A portion of sale proceeds will be given to the Society. Plus, a silent auction on donated goods and services, and refreshments.
Candleman is located in the Gateway Village Center at Newhall Ranch Road and Rye Canyon. 28269 Newhall Ranch Road (Between New Moon Restaurant and George's Bistro).
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 257-9420
          Website: www.candleman.com

•  Rep East Playhouse Presents The 81 Series: "Eve-olution" Opening Night Gala - Alison and Liza are navigating the channels of motherhood as they take a revealing and sometimes comedic look at the balancing act of promise and compromise;
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

•  The Master's College Women's Chamber Choir Concert - On Friday, April 24, The Master's College Women's Chamber Choir will be performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Simons. With music selected from a variety of genres, the eclectic program promises for an engaging evening. The choir will perform Bow the Knee, Lux Aeterna, Loving Shepherd, a few pieces featuring individuals from the choir, and several more musical numbers. The concert will also feature Eulogetos, a piece written by composition head Dr. Richard Pressley.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 3196
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Friday, April 24 to Saturday, April 25

•  COC Dance presents "Spring 2009 Dance Concert" - COC Dance presents a Spring-themed dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists. $10 regular price $5 students with ID, seniors age 60 and above, and children 12 and younger. Black Box. Held at the Performing Arts Center.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, April 25

•  TPC Wine Classes: Spain Part 2 - Wines of Spain Part 2 will cover Ribera del Duero, Penedez, Priorat, La Mancha and Jerez. 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/

•  SCV School & Business Alliance hosts "Discovering Careers 2009" - Held at College of the Canyons, this FREE expo will feature interactive presentations and demonstrations by local businesses and service organizations. Students from ages 5 - 20 years are encouraged to participate in hands-on activities in the fields that interest them.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 753-5740 ext 776
          Website: www.hartdistrict.org/discover

Sunday, April 26

•  Hope Vineyard 5-Year Anniversary Celebration - Hope Vineyard Church invites you to join them in celebrating thier 5th Anniversary. Held at Leona Cox Community School in Canyon Country.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 251-8340
          Website: www.hopevineyard.com

•  Handbells Ensembles Concert - The Master's College Handbell Ensembles will perform their final concert of the semester which will feature the groups Jubilation and the Concert Handbell Ensemble. To be held in The Master's College Music Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321.
          Time: 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3549, ext. 3193
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Monday, April 27

•  Empowerment Boot Camp - Are you ready to have your butt kicked into empowerment? This is a fun way to wake up that latent desire to change your life for the better and become more excited, happy and joyous about your life! Join us at Moment Connections for a 4-week series beginning on Monday April 27th. Space is limited. Cost is only $60 for the entire 4-week series.
          Phone #: 661.964.9203
          Website: www.momentconnections.com

Monday, April 27 to Monday, June 1

•  Art Show at Tournament Players Club - The Santa Clarita Artists' Association (SCAA) announced a new exhibit at the Tournament Players Club (TPC), representing the artwork of 22 local artists. Tournament Players Club is located at 26550 Heritage View Lane, in Valencia. The Club is closed on Mondays; open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am - 9 pm; and on Friday through Sunday for breakfast from 7 am - 9 pm.
          Phone #: 661.288.1995
          Website: www.santaclaritaartists.org

Wednesday, April 29

•  Free Health Lecture - Birgit Castleman of the American Red Cross L.A. Chapter discusses "Home Safety and the Phillips Lifeline Medical Alert System." Held from 1-2pm in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

Thursday, April 30

•  j.serraino presents Lockheart Trunk Show - See the sophisticated, sassy collection at the charming retail boutique and enter to win a gift baskets from j. serraino, Della Stella and Lockheart;
          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-9944

•  Goddess Charity & Fun Night at Balance Point Spa - Experience mini services, beauty related vendors and delicious food! Raffles prizes awarded all evening long to benefit Circle of Hope;
          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-0650

•  SCV Education Foundation presents 25th annual teacher tribute - Reception and program honoring outstanding teachers from the Castaic, Hart, Newhall, Saugus and Sulphur Springs school districts. Held at the COC Performing Arts Center.
          Phone #: 414-4465
          Website: www.scveducationfoundation.org

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