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April, 2011 Community Calendar
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

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

Friday, April 1

•  Fools' Paradise Golf Tournament & Wine Tasting - Benefiting the Single Mother's Outreach, Enjoy a day on the Greens, complete with Carts, Beverages and Snacks, BBQ Lunch, Buffet Dinner, Wine Tasting, Silent & Live Auction. Not a golfer? Beer and Wine Tasting only tickets also available! Dinner & Wine Tasting begins at 4:30pm. Held at Robinson Ranch Golf Course

          Time: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-607-6886
          Website: www.singlemothersoutreach.org

Saturday, April 2

•  "Dancing with our Stars" - Carousel Ranch's most Famous Rider Competes in "Dancing with our Stars" The next installment of "Dancing with our Stars," held at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills, will feature the smooth dance moves of the lovely and talented Dana Sachs. By voting for Dana, you'll give essential funds to Carousel Ranch, which provides vital equestrian therapy to local kids with mental and physical disabilities. To donate your $25 vote online, log onto the organization's website. Buy tickets and support Dana in person by visiting www.carouselranch.org
          Website: www.carouselranch.org

•  Santa Clarita Century Bicycle Ride - Pedal for a Cause with the third annual Santa Clarita Century ride. The only ride of its kind in Santa Clarita, the event invites cyclists of every level to pedal for a cause - with all proceeds benefiting Child & Family Center of Santa Clarita Valley which provides mental health, behavioral and educational services to local children, adults and families. All rides begin at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Cyclists and spectators can also enjoy a Bike Expo at the start/finish line featuring local shops, gear and equipment. Pre-registration is available now!
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Website: www.santaclaritacentury.com

•  Zonta's Women in Service Celebration - Zonta Club of SCV honors volunteers from local non-profits at its annual Women in Service brunch at Robinson Ranch. All nominees and their organizations will be saluted, and the top nominee will receive Zonta's Carmen Sarro Women in Community Service Award. Honorees are guests of Zonta; guests who wish to support their nominees are $35.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9351 (message line)
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Thursday, April 7

•  JCI SCV Membership/Awards Night - Find out what is coming up for JCI SCV, how to get involved & meet great people. At this meeting a few outstanding members will be recognized. Networking/Social at 6:30pm, meeting at 7pm. JCI (short for Junior Chamber International, also known as the Jaycees) is an exciting leadership development organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the Santa Clarita Valley and across the world! JCI Santa Clarita is for young professionals between the ages of 21-40 who are seeking to grow professionally and individually, and want to have an amazing amount of FUN at the same time!
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661 375-7355
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

Saturday, April 9

•  Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection - A monthly group dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren. It is comprised of grandparents, grandchildren, and parents united for the purpose to advocate for those children, to educate and bring into awareness, and support the grandparents who suffer from the loss of affection and contact with their grandchildren.
          Phone #: 661-714-2787
          Website: www.grandparentchildconnect.org/

•  Sweet Charity Cake Auction - SCV Youth Project Hosts Sweet Charity Cake Auction - Professional and amateur cake creators compete for the title of "Best in Show" at this family-friendly event for sweet-tooths young and old;
          Website: www.helpnothassle.org

Tuesday, April 12

•  Trigger Point Massage - Learn how to perform a trigger point massage to relieve stress, improve blood flow, and relax tight muscles. Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, will lead this free workshop on Tuesday, April 12 and again on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. 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/

Tuesday, April 12 to Wednesday, April 13

•  Audiology Associates 2-Day SPECIAL EVENT - Escape the isolation of hearing loss and find out about the most superior hearing devices on the market-- Agil. Call 284-1900 to book an appt Apr 12 or 13th and get a free consultation, listening demo and 2 week free trial! held at 23838 Valencia Blvd, Ste 100, Valencia
          Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
          Website: www.audiologyassociates.net

Tuesday, April 12 to Monday, April 25

•  Support Team Katie Bug & Donate $5 Per Raffle Ticket. 100% of the proceeds will go back to Team Katie Bug! Let's help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis Today! - Zip Deals Today is so excited and has teamed up with Team Katie Bug once again, and local businesses in our community to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis! Check out our on-line raffle event happening right now at www.zipdealstoday.com. You can purchase as many raffle tickets as you like at ONLY $5 per ticket. The Winner will be drawn on Tuesday, April 26th, at Team Katie Bugs Give Back Night at Chili's Restaurant in Stevenson Ranch.
          Phone #: (877) 366-1971
          Website: zipdealstoday.com/deal/tkb5-raffle/

Thursday, April 14

•  Lockheed Community Paint Project - Lockheed Federal Credit Union (LFCU) employees will trade in pens for paintbrushes Thursday, April 14, to give 48-year-old nonprofit BCR's "a place to grow" facility a facelift. BCR provides day activity and extended day care programs, as well as monthly evening dances, for children and adults with developmental disabilities. BCR is located at 230 E. Amherst Dr. in Burbank.
          Phone #: 800-328-5328
          Website: www.lfcu.com

Saturday, April 16

•  Easter Eggstravaganza - River Oaks Shopping Center hosts Easter Eggstravaganza - you and your family are invited to participate in an egg hunt, enjoy music, have the opportunity to win prizes, play games and enjoy a fashion show by Cobblestone Cottage. River Oaks Shopping Center is conveniently located at the corner of McBean and Magic Mountain Parkway. Free.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

•  "Invisible Children" Fundraiser & Fashion Show - Shannon Hair Hosts "Invisible Children" Fundraiser & Show - Invisible Children, a media-based nonprofit dedicated to ending Africa's longest-running war, will be screening "Roseline" at Shannon Hair. The organization exists to raise awareness about children who are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group terrorizing central east Africa. The April 16 event at Shannon Hair will be part of the salon's annual hair show for charity. It is part of Invisible Children's Congo Tour, where 17 teams are traveling through America in vans to show films with the Ugandans who are featured. The event will double as the salon's second grand opening party to celebrate their recent expansion. Shannon Hair's mission statement is to Elevate the World through Hair. $45 tickets are available for sale and include beverages and appetizers. Enjoy a silent auction, live hairstyling demonstrations, the movie and more as you provide integral financial support for a very worthwhile cause;
          Phone #: 799-7272
          Website: www.shannonhair.com/beautylegacy

•  Earth/Arbor Day - The City of Santa Clarita Earth Day Festival and 22nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration will take place on April 16 from 10 am to 5 pm at Central Park. This day celebrating the Earth will have a variety of activities, entertainment, and other components to it. Several themed zones will be present at the event including, eco, green car, water conservation, community, and children's zones. Featuring tours of the new Community Gardens, Tree planting, and other eco-friendly activities. Held at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91350
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-286-4018

•  COC Hosts Children's Play Day - Join COC as they celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a FREE Play Day. Guests will enjoy a full day's lineup of activities including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, obstacle courses, karate demos, movie-making workshops, karaoke and math and science activities. Parents are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or visit one of the event's food vendors.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 362-3510
          Website: www.canyons.edu

Tuesday, April 19

•  SCRW present Nonie Darwish - Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated (SCRWF) present keynote speaker Nonie Darwish, author of NOW THEY CALL ME INFIDEL: WHY I RENOUNCED JIHAD FOR AMERICA, ISRAEL, AND THE WAR ON TERROR and CRUEL AND USUAL PUNISHMENT: THE TERRIFYING GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS OF ISLAMIC LAW, to their monthly meeting at the Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Open to the public, luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations requested.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 259-5416
          Website: www.scvgop.org/womensfederation

•  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: Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355. RSVP: 661-294-0429.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Wednesday, April 20 to Thursday, April 21

•  Forest Lawn Concert Series - The Master's College Department of Music Presents "Forest Lawn Concert Series" This Easter celebration for all ages will be held at Forest Lawn in Glendale in the magnificent Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection. This year's program will feature John Rutter's "Requiem" conducted by Dr. Paul Plew and performed by The Master's College Collegiate Singers, soloists and orchestra. Also featured will be The Master's College Orchestra conducted by Dr. Stephen Opfer, The Master's College Chorale in the narthex and the Handbell Ensembles and Women's Chamber Choir. Free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please call to reserve your tickets;
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-2262

•  Forest Lawn Concert Series - The Master's College choirs and instrumentalists present their annual, free concert on Wednesday, April 20 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Directed by Dr. Plew, the concert will feature Rutter's Requiem at the Hall of Crucifixion/Resurrection at Forest Lawn, 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. Hurry! Tickets go fast!
          Phone #: 661.362.2262
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Saturday, April 23 to Sunday, April 24

•  Santa Clarita Street Fair - Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., this festive fair includes arts, crafts, and new merchandise presented by some of Santa Clarita's most innovative entrepreneurs. Ten percent of proceeds benefit the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. Visit during lunchtime for a delicious selection of catering trucks;
          Website: www.santaclaritastreetfair.com

Tuesday, April 26

•  Trigger Point Massage - Learn how to perform a trigger point massage to relieve stress, improve blood flow, and relax tight muscles. Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, will lead this free workshop on Tuesday, April 12 and again on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. 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, April 27

•  Cowboy Couture Fashion Show - The Cowboy Couture will launch the 2011 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at The Repertory East Playhouse in the heart of Old Town Newhall. The big city, cowboy infused fashion show will prove to be the hottest honky-tonk of the year. Festivities start at 7pm with a reception. Guests will be able to shop for the latest Western wear before and after the show. Tickets $25 for assigned general seating and $35 for onstage runway seating. They are available for purchase at the website below. Reservations recommended.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Wednesday, April 27 to Sunday, May 1

•  Cowboy Festival - City of Santa Clarita Hosts Cowboy Festival Enjoy performances by cowboy musicians and poets, dine on cowboy cuisine, tour a movie set and much more;
          Phone #: 286-4021
          Website: www.cowboyfestival.org

Thursday, April 28 to Friday, April 29

•   - Good Neighbor Pharmacy Hosts Free Women's Health and Wellness Events The folks at Good Neighbor Pharmacy are at it again, offering free osteoporosis screenings; information about breast cancer detection and treatment; diabetes awareness; heart health; fitness and more. The free Women's Health and Wellness days offer all of these services plus snacks, raffles, and giveaways. The events are Thursday, April 28, at Saugus Drugs & Hallmark (27641 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus) and Friday, April 29, at Valencia Pharmacy and Valencia Medical Equipment (23550 Lyons Avenue, Newhall). Call for more information or to schedule your free osteoporosis screening;
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 755-5794

Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 8

•  Shen Yun Performing Arts - Inspired by 5000 years history and tradition, Shen Yun Performing Arts is considered the most authentic cultural observance in the world. Creating one of the most visually stunning experiences on stage, Shen Yun features brilliant traditional dances, songs and symphony. Its masterful choreography ranges from grand imperial processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns. Spectacular visuals take you to another world, with blossoming landscapes and celestial palaces appearing on beautiful animated backdrops. Meanwhile, the Shen Yun live orchestra performs all-original compositions while combining classical Western and Chinese instruments as never before.
          Phone #: 800-880-0188
          Website: www.LAspectacular.com

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