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February, 2011 Community Calendar
Friday, January 21 to Saturday, February 19

•  "Frankie & Johnny in Clair de Lune" - RepEast Playhouse Presents "Frankie & Johnny in Clair de Lune" The play focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people who slowly begin to reveal themselves to each other as they take tentative steps towards the possible start of a new relationship;
          Phone #: 288-0000

Saturday, January 29 to Sunday, February 27

•  "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Your imagination will soar as you travel through Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory with Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop and the Oompa-Loompas;
          Phone #: 799-2702
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Friday, February 4

•  "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair - This FREE community health fair is held at the Santa Clarita Community Center ocated on 22421 Market Street in Newhall. During the health fair, the community is invited to participate in free health screenings and receive valuable healthcare tips and information to promote heart health. Upon arrival, attendees receive a heart health passport and summary to record their screening results. When complete, they receive a health summary of their results; Henry Mayo staff will be on hand to answer health questions.
          Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
          Phone #: (661) 253-8408

Wednesday, February 9

•  Henry Mayo Free Spine Program - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's free Spine Education Program offers valuable information on how you can take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries. Classes meet at Henry Mayo's Outpatient Therapy Services Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 310, 25751 McBean Pkwy, Valencia. Seating is limited.
          Phone #: (661) 253-8959

Thursday, February 10

•  Blingo Bingo for Project Prom! - Help raise money for Prom Bid Scholarships while visiting with friends and winning gorgeous "Bling" jewelery. Project Prom provides formal dresses/tuxes, shoes, accessories, flowers, salon vouchers and more to the growing number of juniors and seniors on free/reduced meals. This year, were providing partial scholarships for prom tickets. Visit the Facebook event page for more details!
          Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
          Website: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121692147884054

Saturday, February 12

•  LAWineFest Presents SCVWineFest - Held at the Embassy Suites in Valencia from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., over 100 knowledgeable vintners hailing from Sonoma to Temecula will offer tastings of their finest wines. As a complement to the wines, local restaurants and caterers will pair regional foods with the vintages. Guests will enjoy educational seminars designed to demystify the art of wine tasting. Plus, the event supports Promise of Santa Clarita Valley, a new local group that works to bring shelter, meals and support to families without homes. Expected to sell out, SCVWineFest's earlybird tickets are available online for $35;
          Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 818-429-6770
          Website: www.scvwinefest.com

•  "Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale" - Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale" Based on the beloved classic tale of Cinderella, "Happily Ever After" takes you on a timeless journey of transformation filled with inner beauty, courage, kindness and triumph over greed, arrogance and bullying behavior. Enhanced by heart-warming music and innovative scene design, this performance provides a captivating moment of theater for young audience members;
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Sunday, February 13

•  Love Songs with David Burnham and Karen Fineman Roberts - Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC Presents "Love Songs with David Burnham and Karen Fineman Roberts" Spend a romantic Valentine's weekend evening with two of Broadway's finest stars: David Burnham and special guest Karen Fineman Roberts. Burnham recently starred as Fiyero in the Broadway production of "Wicked." He'll share the stage with Roberts, who performs her own cabaret act at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel;
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Tuesday, February 15

•  "Protecting Our Seniors" - Part of the "Aging with Power" series on KHTS 1220AM Tuesdays at 11am. Patricia Senette from Adult Portective Servcies will discuss the many community and senior service programs that are available through APS to help educate and protect our seniors and dependent adults.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 287.4200

•  Learn to Live to Healthy Old Age - How much do our genes influence our longevity? Can we all strive to live to a healthy 100? Would you like your body to be operating at optimal health? Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, will discuss the answers to these questions at a free healthcare class offered at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, and again March 1, 15, and 29. Dinner from Italia will be provided. RSVP: 661-294-0429. De Sesa's office is located at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

•  "Is your Child Ready for Kindergarten" Seminar - Tuesday, February 15
Legacy Christian Academy Presents "Is your Child Ready for Kindergarten" Seminar - Find out if your child is prepared for school by attending this informative, engaging seminar. Held at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Christian Academy (27680 Dickason Drive, Valencia). RSVP by February 7;
          Phone #: 257-7377
          Website: www.legacy-christian.com

Thursday, February 17

•  Henry Mayo Free CPR Program - Approved by The American Heart Association, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR on adults and how to help an adult who is choking. Classes are from 7 - 8 p.m., and open to anyone who wants to learn CPR but does not need to be certified. Classes meet at Henry Mayo's Human Resources Building, Rooms 4 and 5, 23871 McBean Pkwy, Valencia. Registration is required.
          Phone #: (661) 253-8888

Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 21

•  Mountasia & Farrell's Host Presidents' Weekend Fun - The Mountasia Family Fun Center will be rocking in honor of Presidents' Day weekend, when Mountasia and Farrell's are open daily. Take $5 off any Unlimited Play Package valued at $19.99 or more (good for up to seven guests) and sip on a free Old-Time Ice Cream Shake (with purchase of burger or sandwich) at Farrell's (good for up to two guests) with the coupons found on page 15 of our March Issue (can be printed directly from our digital edition!);
          Website: www.mountasiafuncenter.com

Saturday, February 19

•  "Celebrity Waiter: Up on The Silver Screen - SCV Senior Center Foundation Hosts "Celebrity Waiter: Up on The Silver Screen" Dress up to coordinate with your favorite movie theme and be waited on by local celebrities. Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia;
          Phone #: 259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorfoundation.org

•  R.K. Downs Invitational Jazz Festival - Jazz takes over the Performing Arts Center at COC's main stage all day, and presents top high school and college jazz bands and groups, plus a performance by the legendary COC Studio Jazz Ensemble big band;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Santa Clarita Food Truck Fest - From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 40 of LA's top food trucks will convene at Santa Clarita's Central Park for one huge food truck festival. Pre-purchased ticket holders ($5 per person) will be allowed in for the first two hours and ticket sales at the door ($10 per person) will begin at 1 p.m. Portion of proceeds support the Santa Clarita Food Pantry;
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Website: www.santaclaritafoodfest.com

Sunday, February 20

•  BOOK SALE - USED BOOK SALE -- Open to all. Super BARGAINS on hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. (Last minute donations welcome -- all leftover paperbacks will be sent to our troops overseas). held at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, CA 91321
          Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.uuofscv.org/images/stories/modulesImages/booksale.jpg

Monday, February 21

•  SCAA Monthly Meeting - Join the Santa Clarita Artists' Association for their monthly membership meeting . Artists are asked to bring in a piece of their work to discuss their technique, inspiration or get a structured critique from fellow artists. We will also feature members discussing short topics like marketing your work, creating a portfolio and the essentials of plein air painting. Refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome! Held at the Barnes and Noble Community Room (corner of Valencia Blvd and Magic Mountain)
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-424-1520
          Website: www.santaclaritaartists.org

•  TMC Prelude Concert - The Master's College Music Department presents the annual Prelude Concert in the Music Recital Hall. The concert features all the major performing groups of the Music Department. Highlights include a scene from the recent performances of Opera Scenes in addition to small ensembles and soloists. 24736 Quigley Canyon Rd. Newhall.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-2258
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Tuesday, February 22

•  "Unclaimed Funds for Veterans: Aid & Attendance Benefits for War-Era Veterans" - Part of the "Aging with Power" series on KHTS 1220AM Tuesdays at 11am.
Jane McNamara from The Law Offices of Jane McNamara talks about the financial assistance that is available for qualified Veterans and their surviving spouses that may be used to help pay for Assisted Living, Board & Care and In-Home Care.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 287.4200

•  Five Steps to Permanent Weight Loss - FREE SEMINAR - Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, will discuss five keys to achieving permanent weight loss. No pills. No surgeries. No gimmicks. Held at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Friday, February 25

•  Women's Chamber Choir Concert - The Master's College Women's Chamber Choir presents their annual concert on Friday, February 25th at 7:30p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Caroline Simons the choir performs a wide range of choral music including Hava Nagila, The Peace of God, Psalm 23, and God So Loved the World. The concert is in the Music Recital Hall at 24736 Quigley Canyon Rd. on The Master's College Campus. Please call 661-362-2258 for more information or visit www.masters.edu/music. Come and enjoy a night of choral music.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-2258
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Saturday, February 26

•  Creative Years Preschool Hosts Open House - From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. stop by and check out Santa Clarita's favorite preschool for kids ages 2 to 5. Learn about summer camp and fall enrollment;
          Phone #: 254-0718
          Website: www.creativeyears.com

•  Zonta LifeForward Workshop: "Managing Your Money & Identify Theft" - Zonta's LifeForward workshops are free to local women, offering life skills and career success topics. Location: Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Free childcare available with registration at least one week in advance.
          Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: lifeforward@scvzonta.org (by e-mail)
          Website: www.singlemothersoutreach.org/lifeforward

•  Early Warner Brothers Studios - E.J. Stephens, a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society's Board of Directors, and author of "Early Warner Bros Studios", will present the history of the early days of Warner Brothers, as part of the Historical Society's lecture series. Held at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction within William S. Hart Park, a unit of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation System, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road), in Newhall, California.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

Saturday, February 26 to Sunday, February 27

•  Santa Clarita Street Fair - Experience a once-per-month marketplace that is fun, festive and entertaining for the entire family. Vendors offer arts, crafts, handmade items and new merchandise. Lunch vendors available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free and 10 percent of proceeds benefit the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. Held in Lot 8 at College of the Canyons;
          Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Website: www.santaclaritastreetfair.com

Sunday, February 27

•  Miss SCV Audition & Orientation - Miss SCV Scholarship Program Hosts Audition & Orientation At 6 p.m.;
          Phone #: 252-3232
          Website: www.missscvpageants.com

•  The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show - Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, Meet some of the most exceptionally-qualified wedding vendors who can help you create the wedding you have always dreamed of. Tickets are $8 per person or pre-register online for half-price tickets;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Website: www.bellisimabride.com

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