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March, 2010 Community Calendar
Friday, February 12 to Friday, March 5

•  Enter "SCV's Cutest Baby's Room" Contest - Does your baby have the most adorable nursery? If so, this is the contest for you! ABC Baby Furniture has announced their second-annual "Cutest Baby's Room" contest, and the Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate to the store, plus a professional photo shoot of the room published in an upcoming issue of Inside SCV Magazine. All you have to do is submit photograph(s) of your baby's nursery to ABC Baby Furniture before March 5, 2010. Entries can be sent via e-mail to abcbabyfurniture@yahoo.com or dropped off at the Valencia location (25030 W. Avenue Stanford, Unit 20). Please include a daytime phone number and full name with your entry. The contest is open to all Santa Clarita residents;
          Phone #: 775-0360

Monday, March 1 to Sunday, March 7

•  Wolf Creek presents 'Double Your Dessert' - Buy one dessert and get one FREE for a limited time at Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Company. Wolf Creek desserts are made fresh in-house by resident pastry chef, Meghan Launier. Located at 27746 N. Mcbean Pkwy in Valencia.

This week's specialty: Banana Cake: a dense, moist Banana Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
          Phone #: 263-9653
          Website: www.wolfcreekbrewingco.com

Tuesday, March 2

•  Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals Present Bridal & Event Seminar - Learn the do's and don'ts of successful events from the SCV's most celebrated professionals. Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for attendee and one guest. Call for reservations;
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-6191
          Website: www.santaclaritaweddings.com

Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 7

•  California Kids Consignment Sale - Find gently used and new children's clothing, furniture, books, nursery items, infant accessories, maternity items and more at 26336 Citrus Street in Valencia;
          Website: www.calkidsconsignment.com

Saturday, March 6

•  College of the Canyons Foundation Hosts Silver Spur Awards - Honoring Gary and Myrna Condie;
          Phone #: 362-3435
          Website: www.canyons.edu

•  MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN - "Start with a Plan"
In this class you will start your business plan

Veracity is offering five - 4 hour classes designed to have you in business before Spring. This course helps you succeed in each phase of the business start-up process. The classes are interactive and hands on. This isn't a talking seminar. This is a course that will help you achieve your resolutions! Individual classes are $135 or if you sign up for all 5 classes for $500 (that is a $175 Savings). Your investment may be tax deductible. Space is limited.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (800) 462-8602
          Website: www.veracitytax.com

Sunday, March 7

•  Valley Trails Summer Camp Open House - Parents will find out first hand what makes Valley Trails so special. Tour the 200-acre property - featuring two 500-foot zip lines, two swimming pools, ball fields, go-carts, a climbing tower, basketball courts, hiking trails, arts and crafts and much more - and take advantage of Early Bird rates and free registration (if enrolled by March 7). Valley Trails, which is built on 40 years of day camp experience, now offers free extended care, as well as free transportation to and from Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Saugus and Canyon Country. Kids K through ninth grade will thrive while making friends - and memories. Age-specific activities and incredible counselors make the experience exceptional;
          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 257-0266
          Website: www.vtranch.com

•  Midwinter Madrigal Feast - Enjoy a magical, evening-long antidote to the winter blahs at the annual Midwinter Madrigal Feast as the SC Master Chorale transforms the Hyatt Regency Valencia Ballroom into a centuries-old revel full of puns and pastries, guffaws and good wine! Think of it as Shakespeare meets "Saturday Night Live," both on a mild dose of steroids. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, live music and a play.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 14

•  Wolf Creek presents 'Double Your Dessert' - Buy one dessert and get one FREE for a limited time at Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Company. Wolf Creek desserts are made fresh in-house by resident pastry chef, Meghan Launier. Located at 27746 N. Mcbean Pkwy in Valencia.

This week's specialty: Six-layer Coffee Toffee - Light chocolate cake layered with chocolate mouse and surrounded in toffee chips.

          Phone #: 263-9653
          Website: www.wolfcreekbrewingco.com

Thursday, March 11

•  SCV Jaycees: General Membership Meeting - Our monthly meetings are the perfect way for you to meet new people and learn what JCI SCV has coming up and how to get involved. Join us at 6:30pm to socialize/network and meet JCI SCV members, also enjoy a drink and a special menu. Free and fun to attend! Held at the Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Dr. Valencia, in the lounge just to the right of the lobby. There will be a bar for drinks and a special menu to order food if you desire.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

Friday, March 12

•  Legacy Christian Academy Hosts Free Parenting Class - Get valuable tips on successful Christian parenting from well-known pastor and teacher John MacArthur. Pastor MacArthur, of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley and the "Grace to You" radio program, is president of The Master's College & Seminary, located in Santa Clarita. RSVPs required by March 5. Childcare provided for ages 5 and younger;
          Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
          Phone #: 257-7377
          Website: www.legacy-christian.com

Friday, March 12 to Saturday, April 10

•  On Golden Pond - The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 2010 Season"On Golden Pond" with an Opening Night Gala wine and cheese reception March 12 at 7:00pm and curtain at 8:00pm.

Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (NO SHOW Sunday April 4th) Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

The Repertory East Playhouse is located at 24266 Main Street in Newhall, CA. 91321
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

•  Rep East Playhouse Presents "On Golden Pond" - This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year;
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, March 13

•  MARKET YOUR BUSINESS - "Marketing, Promotion, or Advertising"
In this class you start your marketing plan and create a press release

Veracity is offering five - 4 hour classes designed to have you in business before Spring. This course helps you succeed in each phase of the business start-up process. The classes are interactive and hands on. This isn't a talking seminar. This is a course that will help you achieve your resolutions! Individual classes are $135 or if you sign up for all 5 classes for $500 (that is a $175 Savings). Your investment may be tax deductible. Space is limited.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (800) 462-8602
          Website: www.veracitytax.com

•  SCV Concert Band presents "An American Pops Concert" - Experience a sampling of the best American music of the early 20th century, including Big Band, Swing, Jazz and more. Held at the Canyon Theatre Guild; Held at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street in Downtown Newhall.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.scvconcertband.org

Sunday, March 14

•  "Love is in the Air" Art & Music Festival - An afternoon of delightful music and fine art held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia;
          Phone #: 312-3422

Tuesday, March 16

•  Daddy Daughter Dance - Dads invite your daughter to an formal evening at the Activities Center between 6pm to 9pm. Fathers and Daughters will take a memorable photo, eat dinner, receive a keepsake, and enter dance contests. A great way to create lasting memories with your little girl!
          Phone #: (661) 286-4037

Thursday, March 18

•  Coping with Grief and Loss Events - Learn the tools needed for working through significant grief and loss experiences including death and divorce. The Grief Program is offering a free informational presentation on the completion process and ending the pain in relationships that have ended or changed. Education Center, Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Rd. Call 661-733-0692 or visit TheGriefProgram.com.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-733-0692
          Website: www.thegriefprogram.com

Thursday, March 18 to Saturday, March 20

•  Masters College Theatre presents "The Nut Farm" - Join Masters College Theatres for "The Nut Farm", featuring Willie Bent, who tries to save his sister and her husband Bob from the scheming of a corrupt Hollywood producer.
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 2259
          Website: www.masters.edu/theatre

Friday, March 19

•  MOMS Club of Valencia-Westridge Open House - Are you a STAY-AT-HOME Mom...looking for some "Mommy Me-Time?" The MOMS Club of Valencia-Westridge invites you to an OPEN HOUSE just for you and your children! As part of an International nonprofit support group with over 1,800 chapters in 7 countries, we invite you to visit our chapter on Friday, March 19th at 10:30am. Come to the Westridge Clubhouse located at 26960 Sycamore Meadow Drive in Valencia. "Mommy Me-Time" niceties and refreshments will be provided, along with fun activities for the kids! For further information, please contact our chapter at Momsvawr@gmail.com
          Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-645-9395

•  Jazz at Hart - Experience the Lori Andrews JazHarp Trio in the beautiful Hart Museum;
          Phone #: 254-4584
          Website: www.hartmuseum.org

•  Newsmakers Awards Gala Dinner - The annual Newsmakers Awards presented by the SCV Press Club. Held in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Valencia
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Website: www.scvpressclub.org

Saturday, March 20

•  Stitch Cafe Hosts Basic Knitting Techniques 4 Class - From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., learn to make cables, mock cables and get yourself introduced to knitting in the round! Online enrollment available;
          Phone #: 818-980-1234
          Website: www.stitchcafe.com

•  Math/Science Conference for 7th & 8th Grade Girls - The SCV branch of American Association of University Women will host their 11th 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. Held at Golden Valley High School, COST - $10.00
          Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: diane.aauw@hotmail.com
          Website: www.aauw-scv.org

•  SELL SELL SELL - "Sell, Sell, Sell"
This last class, helps you to identify a client target list, actually search for clients and/or government contracts.

Veracity is offering five - 4 hour classes designed to have you in business before Spring. This course helps you succeed in each phase of the business start-up process. The classes are interactive and hands on. This isn't a talking seminar. This is a course that will help you achieve your resolutions! Individual classes are $135 or if you sign up for all 5 classes for $500 (that is a $175 Savings). Your investment may be tax deductible. Space is limited.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (800) 462-8602
          Website: www.veracitytax.com

•  Hit the Trail - Come out for a community bike ride and rally celebrating the City's thirty-plus miles of off-street bike trails. Enjoy an escorted leisurely bike ride to Bridgeport Park from one of three convenient starting points around the City.
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/tourofca

•  Free Estate Planning Seminar - Free Estate Planning Seminar with attorney Rob Mansour. Come and learn how legal documents can protect you and save you and your family thousands of dollars! Don't wait until it's too late. We will demystify the estate planning process. This free event is purely educational and includes a FREE buffet breakfast. Held at the Courtyard Marriot.
          Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
          Phone #: (661)414-7100
          Website: mansourlaw.com/seminar.html

•  Women In Service Celebration - Zonta Club of SCV Salutes outstanding community volunteers nominated by local non profits;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-252-8424
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Sunday, March 21

•  Santa Clarita Master Chorale Concert "A British Invasion" - Just in time for spring, the Chorale will present "A British Invasion." Join us as we explore London transplant George Frederick's energetic and surprising work, featuring colorful word-painting and fugue-writing at its best. The concert also showcases love songs inspired by William Shakespeare, and a medley of English folk tunes guaranteed to open your heart a little wider.
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

•  "Spring Into Health and Wellness" Festival - A health and wellness festival for a new you to uplift the mind, body and soul. Featuring a variety of activities, including awakening of the soul & Qigong, a drum circle, musical entertainment, plus a children's corner with bounce house, storyteller and face painting. In addition, there will be arts, crafts, books and food vendors. There will also be a food drive benefiting Help the Children. This fun event is free for everyone and will take place at the William S. Hart Hall in Newhall, CA.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1265
          Website: www.celestialvisionproductions.com

Wednesday, March 24

•  Learn to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs - Art teacher Olga Kaczmar will teach a pysanky class, the process of producing intricately designed Ukrainian Easter eggs using a wax-dye method.
Members of the SCV Senior Center and those previously enrolled in first-quarter art classes can enroll free. Those new to the Center can enroll in the "all you can paint Art Buffet" for $40. Class will be held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org/

Thursday, March 25

•  Cent of a Woman Financial Workshop - Saving for retirement through IRAs. Have you ever wondered what an "IRA" is? Would you like to open one, but are not sure of where to open one or what kind to get? All of your IRA questions will be answered in this women-only workshop. Bring a friend - as long as she's a woman, too! Held at Betty Ferguson Foundation - 25510 W. Avenue Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia, CA 91355
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 255-9555, ext. 21

•  Democratic Alliance for Action Meeting - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") holds its regular monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of every month 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 #: 661 309-4322
          Website: daa.org

Friday, March 26

•  Winter Jazz Concert - featuring the COC Jazz Ensemble and COC Lab Jazz Combo;
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Website Makeover Workshop - Learn smart strategies to get your website working for you. Learn how to connect with your market, effectively communicate the benefits of your products/services, call prospects to action, generate leads and much more! $47 per person, register online to hold your space. Held at the Betty Ferguson Foundation - 25510 N. Ave. Stanford, Valencia
          Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-8292
          Website: www.growyourbizworkshops.com

Saturday, March 27

•  Stitch Cafe Offers Basic Knitting 1 Class - Learn the very basics and make a scarf with your new skills! You'll learn the basic "cast on," the knit stitch, and how to bind off to finish your project. Class fee includes the supplies you'll need to make that scarf - one skein of Cascade 220 or Ella Rae yarn (pick your color) and one pair of needles;
          Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 818-980-1234

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Grand Opening of the Cross Valley Connector - From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. celebrate the remarkable completion of the Cross Valley Connector,
          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-4939
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Grand Opening Party for the Cross Valley Connector - Centre Pointe Business Park Presents this grand opening celebration of the Cross Valley Connector in the Dick's Sporting Goods parking lot (26591 Carl Boyer Drive, Santa Clarita). Family fun includes games and raffles, an art show, a car and motorcycle show, food vendors, surprise guests and more. Event is free. Proceeds benefit SCV non-profit organizations.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

•  LifeForward Workshop on Home Ownership - Presenter Leslye Mack, president and director of empowerment training for GBD Enterprises in the Antelope Valley, discusses the topic of the benefits of home ownership vs. the costs, how to maintain the home so it retains its value and what to do if challenges arise. LifeForward workshops are sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. Held at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd. in Valencia.

LifeForward Workshops are FREE and geared toward helping women believe in themselves and build the skills necessary to succeed. The programs are open to local women free of charge, and future workshops will focus on such topics as finding and keeping a job, time management and work life balance, nutrition and wellness.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9351
          Website: mailto:lifeforward@scvzonta.org

•  Samuel Dixon 5k Family Run/Walk for Heroes - Starting at 6 a.m., this tribute to heroes in uniform is a uniquely fun family run/walk with excitement at the park and along the Southfork Trail, followed by awards, raffle and a Hero Hotcakes breakfast. All proceeds benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center. Held at Newhall Park;
          Time: 6:00 AM
          Website: www.sdfhc.org

•  SCV Jaycees: General Membership Meeting - Jaycee monthly meetings are the perfect way for you to meet new people, learn about upcoming events and ways to get involved. Socialize/network and meet JCI SCV members and enjoy a drink and a special menu. Free and fun to attend! Monthly meetings are the second Thursday of each month. RSVP/Register online at the Calendar of Events or e-mail Claudia Sheridan at president@scvjaycees.com. Held at the Paseo Club & Bar, 27650 Dickason Dr.(Corner of Newhall Ranch Rd/Dickason, next to Legacy Academy)
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

•  Sweet Charity Cake Auction - Princess Cruises & the SCV Youth Project Present the Sweet Charity Cake Auction View and bid on specialty cakes at the event, held at TPC Valencia;
          Phone #: 257-9688
          Website: www.helpnothassle.org

Sunday, March 28

•  "An Evening with Steve Tyrell" - Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "An Evening with Steve Tyrell" Steve Tyrell has been at the forefront of a renaissance in recordings, including movie soundtracks and Grammy-winning albums produced with Rod Stewart;
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Monday, March 29

•  Mountainview Elementary Inaugural Golf Tournament - Support Mountainview Elementary school and enjoy a great time out on the greens. Registration begins at 8am, with a putting contest at 8:15. Gun shot start at 9:30. Lunch and beverages provided. Individual player packages and Sponsorships now available.

Hosted by Mountainview Elementary Dads Committee. Held at the TPC Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia.
          Time: 8:15 AM
          Phone #: 661.288.1995
          Website: mountainview.dadscommittee.org

Wednesday, March 31

•  Valley Trails Summer Camp Open House - Parents will find out first hand what makes Valley Trails so special. Tour the 200-acre property - featuring two 500-foot zip lines, two swimming pools, ball fields, go-carts, a climbing tower, basketball courts, hiking trails, arts and crafts and much more. Valley Trails, which is built on 40 years of day camp experience, now offers free extended care, as well as free transportation to and from Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Saugus and Canyon Country. Kids K through ninth grade will thrive while making friends - and memories. Age-specific activities and incredible counselors make the experience exceptional;

          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 257-0266
          Website: www.vtranch.com

Wednesday, March 31 to Thursday, April 1

•  Forest Lawn Concert - The Master's College music department will present its annual Forest Lawn Concert on March 31st and April 1st. Led by Dr. Paul T. Plew, the concert will feature selections from the resurrection part of Handel's "Messiah Oratorio," performed by the college orchestra and the combined choirs of Collegiate Singers, Chorale, and the Women's Chamber Choir. The concerts will take place at Forest Lawn in Glendale. To aquire tickets, call the box office or visit the website.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661.259.3540, ext. 3193
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

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