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January, 2010 Community Calendar
Friday, January 1

•  2010 Tournament of Roses Parade Excursion - What a great way to ring in the New Year. Pasadena's 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade "2010: A Cut Above the Rest" will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard and we've reserved a seat just for you! You'll have reserved grandstand seats along the parade route for ultimate viewing during the entire parade. With the giant floral floats, the aroma of roses and other flowers, and the music of the marching bands, it will be a sensory event you won't want to miss. This trip includes transportation by bus and reserved seats at the parade. First opportunity to enroll is online Tuesday, December 1, 2009. The cost is $95 for residents $110 for non-residents, or $100 for senior non-residents (senior non-resident is anyone 55 years and older that is not a City resident.)
          Time: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 284-1465
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Glacier Slide Polar Bear Swim - Join the official Santa Clarita Polar Bear Club and celebrate the New Year by taking a chilly plunge in the Aquatic Center's Waterslide Pool on New Year's Day! Your name will be added to the Polar Bear Club Plaque in the trophy case. The waterslide will be open and coffee and snacks will be provided. Drop-ins are welcome at this event.at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
          Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-250-3766

Friday, January 1 to Sunday, January 31

•  Saugus Swap Meet Coat Drive - The Saugus Swap Meet is teaming up with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter in cooperation with OneWarmCoat.org to provide coats for those in need in our community. Donation boxes will be available every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at the Shopper Entrance Gates and in the Swap Meet Office. Shoppers who donate clean, resusable coats will receive a free Sunday Admission per donation, and vendors that donate will receive $5 off their Saturday selling space.
          Phone #: (661) 259 - 3886
          Website: www.saugusspeedway.com

Sunday, January 3

•  Bridal Faire Extraordinaire - SCV Bridal Faire Extraordinaire to be held at the Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills. Free to all attendees...Brides and Grooms and anyone planning an event may talk with florists, photographers, venues, videographers, officiants, etc.
          Phone #: 661 2551244

Friday, January 8 to Sunday, January 10

•  Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival - The 5th Annual SCV Film Festival provides local filmmakers with opportunities to show their work and to come together with an audience to enjoy quality independent films. This year's festival will highlight short films produced by independent filmmakers from around the globe, in addition to films by participants of the SCV Film Festival's Script 2 Screen youth filmmaking programs. The weekend's events take place at the intimate Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall, located at 24266 Main Street. Films are appropriate for all ages.
          Website: www.scvfilmfestival.com

Wednesday, January 13

•  Surviving the Unthinkable - The Holocaust - A Season of Diversity: Elaine Geller was just a four-year-old girl living in Poland when the Nazis invaded her country. After a brutal six-year struggle to live, Geller became one of the youngest survivors of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Of the 11 million Jews in Europe during World War II, 6 million were murdered during the Holocaust. Of those 6 million, 1.5 million were under the age of 17. Geller will share her memories of a lost childhood. Held at Rio Norte Junior High School.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661 250-3708

Thursday, January 14

•  Photo Basics - Learn how to get the most from even the simplest digital cameras, from functions such as shutter speed and aperture control, white balance and ISO settings, file sizes and flash photography. Ted will also cover basic ideas about good composition and creativity, and offer effective and simple tips for getting exciting shots, even if you're a beginner. Bring 3 images on a CD or jump drive for a critique from Ted at the end of the class. Instructed by Ted Dayton, Cost $69 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

Saturday, January 16

•  "Chancellor's Choice" Kris Kristofferson - Kris Kristofferson has been a mainstay of American music songwriting since the moment he arrived in Nashville, crafting classic tunes such as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "For the Good Times"; Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Tuesday, January 19

•  Basics of Adobe Lightroom - Adobe Lightroom is a program that is a dream for digital photographers. This workshop will cover the 5 modules of Lightroom, with the main focus on the Library and Develop modules. Dan will cover importing and managing your files, photo editing and color correcting, using and creating presets, synchronizing between images, exporting and finishing in Photoshop, creating a slideshow, printing and creating a webpage. You may bring a laptop but it is not required.Instructed by Dan Holmes, Cost $59 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

Tuesday, January 19 to Wednesday, January 20

•  Cent of a Woman Financial Workshops - Build your understanding of credit cards. Learn to read your credit report, improve your credit score and alleviate debt. Held at the La Quinta Inn - 25201 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 255-9555, ext. 21
          Website: www.infinitygoals.com/index.cfm?skipsplash=1

Thursday, January 21

•  The Classic Two Light Portrait Lighting - This 3-hour class will demonstrate what beautiful portraits you can take with just two lights: one for your subject and one for the background. Learn Ted's simple keys to controlling the key light for a portrait that makes your subject look their best, along with ways to pose your subject for easy interaction and more great shots than you ever thought possible. Bring your camera and lenses from 60-135mm and take pictures of a live model. Instructed by Ted Dayton, Cost $69 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

Friday, January 22 to Saturday, January 23

•  Night and Days: An Evening with Kevin Spirtas - Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "Night and Days: An Evening with Kevin Spirtas" . Stage, screen and musical star Kevin Spirtas is well known for his stint as the dashing Dr. Craig Wesley on "Days of Our Lives." Sit feet away from the act as you enjoy a drink and light fare at your private table and be spirited away by the sounds of Kevin Spirtas;
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Friday, January 22 to Saturday, February 20

•  Lost In Yonkers - The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to open its 2010 Season with Lost In Yonkers, by Neil Simon and sponsored by Mission View Public Schools. Opens on Friday, January22, with an Opening Night Gala at 7:00pm and curtain at 8:00pm. Opening Night Gala wine and food is sponsored by Engelmann Cellars and RSVP Catering. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. There is NO SHOW SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, January 23

•  After the Shoot! The Basics of Digital Workflow - Digital Cameras take millions of nice photos. What do you do with all of them? How do you edit them, store them, protect them, and show them? Most of all, how do you find them? This workshop covers "What happens after the shoot." Topics will include digital workflow, photo editing, naming, cataloging and showing. We will work examples through the full process, with presentations, discussion and demonstrations. This workshop will be beneficial for photographers that would like to learn more about "DAM" - Digital Asset Management (as in "Where did I put that @#$% photo?) It won't be simply a photo editing class, but we will use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Microsoft's Expression Media during the course of the day to help you get, and stay organized.Instructed by Dan Holmes, Cost $89 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

•  The Tooth Fairy Family Event Day - Regal Entertainment Group Edwards Valencia 12 would like to invite you and your family to celebrate the opening of 20th Century Fox's The Tooth Fairy. Come watch The Tooth Fairy and enjoy free games, raffles and lots of fun. There will be tons of giveaways, raffles and vendors. Some prizes include posters and movie tickets.
          Phone #: 66-260-2960

•  Zonta Club of SCV Life Forward Workshops - A free workshop series for women providing information and tools to make sound financial decisions. Topic will be Borrowing Basics - learn about the benefits of borrowing, how to borrow and the different types of borrowing. Refreshments will be served - free raffle ticket to all attendees. Held at the Canyon Country Library on Soledad Cyn Rd.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: (661)252-9351
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Sunday, January 24

•  Zonta Club of SCV Life Forward Workshops - Goal Setting - New Year, New You. - A free workshop series for women. Is your life a whirlwind? Do you crave more JOY in your life? In this workshop you will learn strategies for balancing work/life challenges and get crystal clear about your goals, finally being able to take ACTION to achieve them. Held at the Canyon Country Library on Soledad Cyn. Rd. Refreshments will be served.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: (661)252-9731
          Website: www.scv.org

Tuesday, January 26

•  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - The free community concert features virtuoso members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing a ion of chamber music. In signature LACO style, the musicians will introduce the music from the stage, putting a personal stamp on the evening. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  AAUW Speaker Series presents "Changing the Way We View Autism" - One out of every 94 Santa Claritans has some form of autism, making the diagnosis relevant to all of us. Emily Iland will present cutting -edge information on navigating the maze of diagnosis and empowerment strategies. Includes social buffet and dinner, held at Residence Inn, 25320 The Old Rd., Santa Clarita. Tickets $20. Reservations Requested.
          Time: 6:15 PM
          Phone #: 661 259 1861
          Website: www.aauw-scv.org/

Thursday, January 28

•  SCV Jaycees - Social Mixer @ Frankie's - JCI Santa Clarita Valley would like to invite you to our Monthly Social Mixer. Come join fun people for food and libations. RSVP's not required but it would be appreciated. All attendees (Jaycees and guests) will receive special happy hour drink prices as well as some appetizer specials. Jaycees are free, guests are $10. If you are not a member and would like to join, you can apply your $10 entrance fee towards your new membership with JCI Santa Clarita Valley that night! With great happy hour drinks and appetizers this is a great place to mix and mingle and enjoy a fun evening.

Held at Frankies New York Italian Restaurant, 24025 Newhall Ranch Road in the Bridgeport Marketplace
          Time: 6:00 AM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

•  10 Shooting Tips and 10 Photoshop Tips - Learn what pro shooters with decades of experience know. Learn what they do and what they don't do to get great shots. Also, learn how to use Photoshop's most simple and powerful tools to enhance your images in ways that give them power and bring your own vision to the surface. This is a lecture and slide show with lots of open discussion for photographers of all skill levels.Instructed by Ted Dayton, Cost $59 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

•  An Evening with Senator Tom Harman - Senator Harmon will be speaking about the State of The State of California, Death Penalty, 3 Strikes Laws and the Status of Prisons in California. Held At the IHOP Restaurant 24737 Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch. Reservations requested.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-373-9387
          Website: www.scvgop.org

•  Democratic Alliance for Action January 28 Meeting - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") is pleased to host presentations by Harrison Katz on his SCV City Council candidacy as well as Robin Gilbert from The California Fair Elections Campaign on the financial influence of lobbyists on our state. DAA will also accept nominations for coming Executive Board elections. All Dems are invited. Held at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Come early to order delicious pizza and salad. As always, donations of yarn for scarves and hats knitted by some of our members for the homeless, as well as canned food for the SCV Food Pantry are welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 309-4322
          Website: www.daa.org

•  Donate Shoes to Haiti/DAA Meeting - Donate your gently used shoes to Soles4Souls for distribution to the Haitian people. The Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will be forwarding Soles4Souls donations collected at its next meeting, Thursday, January 28 at 7:00PM at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons, Newhall. Come early for delicious pizza. Membership or meeting attendance not required for donations.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 309-4322
          Website: www.daa.org

Saturday, January 30

•  Developing your Photo-Mojo: Finding inspiration wherever you go! - The digital era was supposed to make photography easier, but we've gone from the days where a photographer's primary concerns were f-stop, shutter speed and focus, to a new age of megapixels, color balance, bit-depth, dynamic range, sharpening, shooting modes, Photoshop, CF cards, etc., etc., etc. Where does it all end? We are getting so lost in the weeds with all the technical mumbo-jumbo that we are forgetting the reason we became interested in photography in the first place: To create beautiful images! This workshop will help us take the first tentative steps in finding our creative mojos, shedding the weight of technology and SEEING the art that surrounds us. Please bring a digital camera to class.Instructed by David Green, Cost $79 Held at the SCV Center for Photography, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 340 in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 904-2092
          Website: www.scvphotocenter.com

•  A Year with Frog and Toad - Two great pals (the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad) take a grand adventure through the swamp all while learning life's lessons. The musical was a hit on Broadway and is part of COC's popular "Almost Free" series for families; held at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  History of Radio Broadcasting with Carl Goldman - The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will be presenting local radio station KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman who will be giving a talk on "The History of Radio Broadcasting" as part of their Lecture Series. 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. This free event is open to the public.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

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