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March, 2011 Community Calendar
Tuesday, March 1

•  "The SCV Senior Center: A Community within a Community" - Part of the "Aging with Power" series on KHTS 1220AM Tuesdays at 11am. Jim Morgan from our very own Santa Clarita Senior Center will join us to talk about the upcoming changes to the Senior Center that are planned for 2011 as well as some of the existing programs and services that are offered.
          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, March 1, and again on March 15 and March 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/

Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6

•  California Kids Consignment Sale - Save big bucks on new and used items for your kids; held at 21452 Golden Triangle Road, Next to Mountasia.
          Website: www.calkidsconsignment.com

Saturday, March 5

•  Mardi Gras Madness 5k - The Santa Clarita Track Club is proud to present the inaugural Mardi Gras Madness! 5K Race and Mini Madness! 1K, benefitting Students Off And Running (SOAR). The race will be held at Bridgeport Marketplace, located at 24061 Newhall Ranch Rd Valencia, CA 91355.
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-713-7365
          Website: www.mgm5k.com/

•  Silver Spur Award Celebration - Silver Spur Award Celebration The College of the Canyons Foundation has named Diana Cusumano as the 2011 Silver Spur Community Service Award recipient. The celebration will take place at the historic California Club; 362-3434
          Phone #: 362-3434

Sunday, March 6

•  "All Shook Up" - "All Shook Up" It's "Footloose," "Grease" and "Happy Days" all rolled into one zany story! Featuring more than two dozen Elvis hits, All Shook Up kick starts a chain reaction of romance and rebellion through the power of rock 'n' roll.For tickets and more information
for these events, log onto
www.canyonspac.com or call the
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 362-5304.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Tuesday, March 8

•  SCV Man & Woman of the Year - SCV Man & Woman of the Year Awards Dinner Which dedicated community volunteer will walk away with one of Santa Clarita's most coveted titles? Find out at the festive dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia;
          Website: www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com

•  Cowboy Festival - City of Santa Clarita Presents Cowboy Festival The best performers in Western entertainment will celebrate the 18th annual City of Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Walk through an authentic Western movie set at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, enjoy performances by Cowboy musicians and poets, and dine on Cowboy cuisine;
          Phone #: 286-4021
          Website: www.cowboyfestival.org

•  " Money Matters: Making Sense of Your Medical Bills" - Part of the "Aging with Power" series on KHTS 1220AM Tuesdays at 11am. Linda Woolf of Woolf Management Services will help us through the daunting task of sorting through our medical bills and insurance explanation benefits.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 287-4200

Tuesday, March 8 to Wednesday, March 9

•  Latest in Hearing Technology - Visit Audiology Associates to Experience the Latest in Hearing Technology. Special guest and Phonak Technology Expert Emily Bradof will be available to provide personal demonstrations of the Phonak Audeo S hearing instruments during the event. By appointment only, space is limited. Held at 23838 Valencia Boulevard Suite 100, Valencia CA 91355
          Phone #: 661.284.1900
          Website: www.audiologyassociates.net

Thursday, March 10

•  Are You Coping With the Loss of a Loved One? - 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 any relationship that has ended or changed. 7 p.m., March 10, Education Center, Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Road.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-733-0692
          Website: www.thegriefprogram.com

Thursday, March 10 to Friday, March 11

•  Tea Gardens to benefit Shelter - Enjoy a meal at The Tea Gardens on March 10th and March 11th and 15% of your sale will be donated to the local shelter. Mayor Marsha McLean will be stopping by the Tea Gardens on March 10th around lunchtime to promote her role in Dancing with Our Stars. The Mayor is dancing in the event to benefit the shelter and the local food pantry.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 644-3948
          Website: www.theteagardens.com

Friday, March 11 to Saturday, April 16

•  The Diary of Anne Frank - Rep East Playhouse Presents "The Diary of Anne Frank" Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, gifted young girl who confronts her rapidly-changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. This is a new adaptation for a new generation
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, March 12

•  13th Annual Elks Charity Roast Duane Harte - Duane Harte, owner of Academy Addressing & Mailing, is the guy we count on to get all 55,000 copies of Inside SCV Magazine into mailboxes every month. (Which means we'll have to leave the trash talk to Don Fleming and company.) Harte will be toasted and roasted (And, we hope, served with a side of the Elks famous Piru Chili.) in front of family and friends to support the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers. The nonprofit organization operates three Santa Clarita Valley health centers as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services including physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care and family planning. They serve the medically uninsured and underinsured community; patients pay for health care services based on their income. Councilmember Bob Kellar will go for the "Harte" as master of ceremonies for the hilarious event held at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge (17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country). Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. (11 a.m. if you're Duane Harte) and will be followed at 7 p.m. with the dinner, roast and live auction; 252-8424
          Time: 5:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 252-8424

•  Chiropractor Holds Fundraiser for LARC Ranch - De Sesa Chiropractic, Inc. is offering free adjustments to anyone who makes an appointment Saturday, March 12, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and who gives a donation of any amount to LARC Ranch. Existing patients simply get the needed adjustment. New patients will receive a free consultation as well as exams, scans, x-rays or whatever else is necessary. No insurance will be billed on this day. Checks should be payable to LARC. Make an appointment to support this fundraiser by calling 661-294-0429. De Sesa's office is located at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, Valencia, 91355.
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 20

•  "Chicago" - Santa Clarita Regional Theatre Presents "Chicago" There's never been a better time to experience "Chicago," Broadways' razzle-dazzle smash. Winner of six Tony Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations, this sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz is one stage play you won't want to miss; 799-2702
          Phone #: 799-2702

Tuesday, March 15

•  Social Media and the New Face of Marketing - Part of the "Aging with Power" series on KHTS 1220AM Tuesdays at 11am. "Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Hootsuite, bit.ly, Yelp, Merchant Circle . . . : Social Media and the New Face of Marketing"
Lorie Towsley of MyIAssistant will join us on today's show to overwhelm us with information on the new social media marketing craze. Tune in to find out how complicated, exciting and invaluable new social media madness can be. You won't want to miss this show.
          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, March 15 and again on March 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/

•  Bridal & Event Seminar - Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals Present Bridal & Event Seminar Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, learn the do's and don'ts of successful weddings and events from Santa Clarita's most respected special event professionals. Reservations available by phone. $10 for attendee and one guest;
          Time: 7:00 AM

Friday, March 18

•  Dinner with The Mayor - Come dine with the Mayor at the SCV homeless shelter at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18th, 2011. A delicious dinner will be served and entertainment will be provided. The Mayor will preview her exquisite dance skills with her dance partner before the Dancing with Our Stars event in April. Tickets cost $100 and count as your votes for the Mayor in the Dancing with Our Stars event. Yes, 100% of the proceeds benefit the SCV homeless shelter. Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your seat early.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: Melissa Gasca at (661) 644-3948
          Website: www.santaclaritashelter.com/Pages/DanceWithMayor2011.html

•  One Night of Queen - Gary Mullen and The Works return with a stunning live concert. One Night of Queen brings you all of Queen's greatest classics including "We Are the Champions," "Somebody to Love" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" together with fantastic staging, sound and lights. This show will rock you! For tickets and more information
for these events, log onto
www.canyonspac.com or call the
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 362-5304.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, March 19

•  Challenge Walk - Michael Hoefflin Foundation Hosts Challenge Walk Help families battling childhood cancer at the walk-a-thon at College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium;
          Phone #: 250-4100
          Website: www.mhf.org

Sunday, March 20

•  "Simply Irresistible" Fashion Show - Soroptimists of the SCV Present "Simply Irresistible" Fashion Show Hosted by Ed Masterson, the exciting show will feature professional models wearing designs from J. Serraino, J. Davids Custom Clothiers and many more. Proceeds will help stop the trafficking of women and children. Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia; 818-599-0011
          Phone #: 818-599-0011
          Website: www.siscv.com/page3.html

Monday, March 21

•  SCAA Monthly Meeting - Join the Santa Clarita Artists' Association for their monthly membership meeting at the Barnes and Noble Community Room (at the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Magic Mountain Parkway). Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Our March meeting will feature Chris Cozen from Golden Artist Colors. Chris will present an educational lecture and demonstration on the history and development of Acrylic Paints. During the lecture she will cover material about pigments, product usage, and various product lines available from Golden Paints. Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served. Samples will be given to each guest.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-424-1520
          Website: www.santaclaritaartists.org

Tuesday, March 22

•  Stop Counting Sheep: Get to Sleep! - Almost everyone suffers from poor sleep at some point in their lives. Yet, proper sleep is vital for one's emotional health and function. Attend a free informational workshop taught by Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, to learn 10 tips for getting a great night's sleep: 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Friday, March 25

•  Winter Concert - Starting at 7:30 p.m., enjoy popular jazz standards along with more contemporary jazz fusion tunes will be performed, featuring members of the COC Jazz Ensemble and COC Lab Jazz Combo. Beautiful big band arrangements in the style of the '20s, '30s and '40s will be highlighted, along with the challenging styles of Miles Davis and Gordon Goodwin.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, March 26

•  Zonta's LifeForward Workshop: "Credit & Credit History" - Zonta's LifeForward workshop are free of charge to local women and offer sessions on life skills and career success. Childcare is available to participants who register at least one week in advance. Workshops are held at Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country.
          Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: e-mail lifeforward@scvzonta.org
          Website: www.singlemothersoutreach.org/lifeforward

•  MOMS Club of Castaic Fundraiser Extravaganza - MOMS Club of Castaic will host a HUGE multi-family Garage Sale Extravaganza FUNDRAISER at the 28000 block of Gilbraltar Lane in Castaic. Items include clothes of all kinds, baby gear, household items, electronics, toys, games, collectibles, and MUCH more! Coffee or water will be provided FREE WITH purchase. Cakes, muffins, cookies and other baked goods will be available for sale. Part of the proceeds raised will benefit Circle of Hope, Inc. - a local non-profit which helps individuals battling breast cancer. *The MOMS Club of Castaic and all MOMS Club chapters are a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) publicly-supported charity.
          Time: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: momsclubofcastaic@gmail.com
          Website: www.meetup.com/CastaicMOMS

•  Green Thumb Anniversary/Spring Opening - From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy refreshments, hourly drawings, exciting vendor demonstrations, seminars by garden design consultants (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), hand-tool sharpening by Accurate Edge (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), a fun winter garden harvest competition (with categories like "Most Colorful Lettuce Bouquet," "Most Colossal Cabbage/Broccoli/Cauliflower" and many more!) and a kids corner, including a pumpkin-growing kickoff (free pumpkin seeds for kids 12 and under!). Attendance is free;
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-1072
          Website: www.greenthumb.com

Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27

•  Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show - The second-annual Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show, presented by KHTS AM-1220, has moved to a new location at The Hyatt Regency Valencia. This year's show benefits Project Prom and is sponsored by The Santa Clarita Valley Family of Water Suppliers and The Home Improvement Guide. Tickets for The Home and Garden Show are only $5 at the door. First responders, active military and children 12 and under are free. Discount coupons for $2 off admission are available now from KHTS. The first 3,000 paid admissions receive a goody bag filled with treasures, information and a Passport. When stamped by participating exhibitors, the Passport becomes your entry into drawings for fabulous prizes. Providers of home and garden products and services will show their wares, share expertise, hand out goodies and offer special show deals. Activities include an RV Show and the Water-wise Landscaping Competition, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Family of Water Suppliers;
          Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 298-1220
          Website: www.scvhomeandgarden.com

•  "Something Old, Something New" - Symphony of the Canyons presents "Something Old, Something New", Starting at 7 p.m., College of the Canyons' top student orchestra performs a concert of classics and contemporary orchestral masterworks, featuring the music of Schubert, Rossini and Spiva.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu

Sunday, March 27

•  Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents The Russian Connection - Their roots are Russian but their gifts have become universal. The Chorale presents the music of Leonard Bernstein of "West Side Story" fame; Igor Stravinsky, that Hollywood resident who gave us music for Disney's "Fantasia;" and the brooding Arvo Part, whose music has figured in such "small film" gems as "Little Buddha," and "The Insider" starring Russell Crowe. Featured will be Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms," and Part's Te Deum. Join Artistic Director Allan Petker for a free pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m.
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: scmasterchorale.org/

•  "The Russian Connection" - Santa Clarita Master Chorale Presents "The Russian Connection" Featured will be Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms," and Part's "Te Deum." Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC. For tickets and more information
for these events, log onto
www.canyonspac.com or call the
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 362-5304.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Tuesday, March 29

•  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, March 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/

Wednesday, March 30 to Saturday, April 2

•  "Death of a Salesman" - Presented in College of the Canyon's Black Box Theater, Arthur Miller's 1949 classic "Death of a Salesman" tells the story of Willy Loman, a down-on-his-luck, middle-aged salesman who is unable to comprehend how or why he never achieved the success and fortune he dreamed of. For tickets and more information
for these events, log onto
www.canyonspac.com or call the
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 362-5304.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

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