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Top Things To Do This Weekend, March 21, 2012

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Young Adult Life Class With Alex Urbina
Michael Hoefflin’s Walk For Kids With Cancer
SCVi Charter School Benefit Dinner
Music Undergrounds “Love Not Lost”
COC – Jazz Band “Mix & Match” and Rennie Harris“Rhaw”
LPAC:  “Blast!” and Savion Glover’s “SoLo iN TiME”

And More…
Golden Valley Jazz Band “Winter Blues” Concert
St Clare’s Lenten Fish Fry
Banking Boot Camp
4th Annual Chancellor’s Circle Business Symposium
Green Thumb – 42nd Anniversary Spring Opening
Passover Seder
Golden Oak Adult School “TGI Jazz”
“Back To The War Zone”
Mental Health Awareness Symposium
Zonta LifeForward Workshop

Upcoming…
Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show and Emergency Expo

Young Adult Life Class With Alex Urbina
When: Saturday, March 24 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, March 25 from 10am-5pm
Where: please call for specific location
Details: In today’s world, it takes more than a college education to “navigate the extraordinary challenges of adulthood, leadership and success”.  Alex Urbina shows young adults ‘self-awareness, interpersonal skills, self-knowledge and an accurate perspective of reality”.  This two day workshop is a powerful tool for young adults.  Call 661-505-5021 or click here for more information.   

Michael Hoefflin’s Walk For Kids With Cancer
When: Saturday, March 24, registration at 8am, walk at 9am
Where: College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, Valencia campus
Details: The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is holding its second annual “Walk for Kids with Cancer”.  This event is for the entire family.  Registration is $25 per person.  Register now by calling 661-250-4100 or click here.    The Michael Hoefflin Foundation provides support to children with cancer and their families.


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SCVi Charter School Benefit Dinner
When: Friday, March 23, from 6-11p
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia (at McBean Parkway)
Details: Come to Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School’s “Visions in Education” Benefit Dinner. This year’s honoree is Dennis King, former member of College of the Canyons Foundation Board, member of William S. Hart District Board of Trustees and managing partner with the accounting firm: King, King, Alleman and Jensen.  The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing and auctions.  Stephanie Edwards of Rose Parade telecasts will be a special guest presenter.  Tickets are $85 per person.  Click here to learn more about this event and Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School.

Music Undergrounds “Love Not Lost”
When: Friday, March 23 starting at 8pm
Where: 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia (near McBean Parkway)
Details: Enjoy great coffee and great music at Music Undergrounds.  “Love Not Lost”, featuring Michael Stagliano, will be performing.  There is no cover charge,  but artist donations are appreciated.  The band starts at 8pm, but Music Undergounds is open all day.  Click here to learn more.

College of the Canyons – Jazz Band:  Mix & Match
When: Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia
Details: The Jazz Ensemble and Lab Combos at College of the Canyons will perform a wide variety of music from “boogie-woogie to swing to be-bop to rock to pop”.  For tickets call 661-362-5304.  Click here for more information.

College of the Canyons – Rennie Harris “Rhaw”
When: Saturday, March 24 at 8pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia
Details: Rennie Harris’ show, “Rhaw”, at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center brings us the “newest and brightest young street dancers”.  For tickets call 661-362-5304.  Click here for more information.

LPAC:  “Blast!”
When: Friday, March 23 at 8pm
Where: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
Details: The Lancaster Performing Arts Center brings us the Emmy award winning PBS performance and Tony winning Broadway performance: “Blast”.  All ages will enjoy this performance of 34 brass, percussion and visual performers “brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre”.  Click here for tickets and more information or call 661-723-5950.

Savion Glover’s “SoLo iN TiME”
When: Sunday, March 25 at 3pm
Where: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
Details: “SoLo iN TiME” is Savion Glover’s lastest production at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.  The show explores “tap dancing’s percussiveness – using tap as sound and sound as dance”.  For a chance to “Win a Pair of Tickets”, call KHTS at 661-298-1220! Click here for tickets and more information or call 661-723-5950.

And More…

What:Golden Valley  Jazz Band “Winter Blues” Concert
When: Thursday, March 22 at 7pm
Where: Golden Valley High School Theater, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway (near Sierra Highway)
Details: Golden Valley High School Jazz Band perform their annual “Winter Blues” concert with special guest saxophonist Kevin Garren.  Kevin Garren’s credit include Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Jennifer Lopez, and Kenny Loggins.  Click here for more information.

What: St. Clare’s Lenten Fish Fry
When: Fridays – March 23rd and 30th, 2012, Dinner is served from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Clare’s is located at 19606 Calla Way in Canyon Country.
Details:  St Clare’s Lenten Fish Fry “Reels you in!”  On the menu: Beer Battered Alaskan Cod, Rice Pilaf or French Fries, Coleslaw and Rolls
Coffee, Tea or Milk.  The cost: $8.50 for the 2-piece dinner; $9.50 for the 3-piece dinner; take-out available!  Desserts and beverages are also available for purchase.  The goal of the annual Fish Fry is to raise funds to help community services such as the Santa Clarita Valley
Winter Shelter, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, the San Fernando Valley Family Counseling Center and individuals who need assistance.
For more information call 661-252-3353 or click here.

What: Banking Boot Camp
When:  Friday, March 23 from 11am-12p
Where:
COC Veterans Affairs Office on Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: Santa Clarita Valley Habitat For Heroes is offering a great opportunity with a series of financial planning workshops called “Banking Boot Camp”.  This week’s workshop is “Identity Theft”.  This program is available to both current and former military personnel and their family members.  The workshops are free and lunch will be provided.  To reserve a spot at the workshop, call to 661-362-3469.  Upcoming workshops are:  Online Banking – April 20 and Homeownership – April 27.  Click here learn more about Santa Clarita Valley Habitat For Heroes and this program.

What:  4th Annual Chancellor’s Circle Business Symposium
When:
Friday, March 23 starting at 7:30am
Where: College of the Canyons Mentry Hall, Room 305 on the Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details:  College of the Canyons and the City of Santa Clarita are holding the 4th Annual Chancellor’s Circle Business Symposium “The Economic Impact of the Film and Entertainment Industry on the Santa Clarita Valley”.  “Learn more about how filming impacts the economic development of Santa Clarita Valley.  Find out how to connect and do business with the film and entertainment industries.  Tour the state of the art Media, Entertainment and Arts facility to see how College of the Canyons is preparing students for this important industry.”  The symposium starts with breakfast at 7:30am and continues on to the program at 8:00am.  At 10:00am there is an optional COC Media, Entertainment and Arts facility tour.  Registration is free for Chancellor Circle members.  Non-member registration is $25.  Call 661-362-3737 or email cindy.biehahn@canyons.edu  Click here for more information on the event.

What:Green Thumb – 42nd Anniversary Spring Opening
When: Saturday, March 24 from 9am-5:30pm
Where: Green Thumb International, 23734 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road)
Details: Come to Green Thumb’s 42nd Anniversary Spring Opening.  No matter what type of garden you prefer, Green Thumb can meet all your garden needs.  Call 259-1072 or click here for more information on Green Thumb.

What:Golden Oak Adult School “TGI Jazz”
When: Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Where: West Ranch High School Theater, 26255 W. Valencia Boulevard, Stevenson Ranch
Details: The Golden Oak Jazz Band will bring jazz to us under the direction of Bob Babko.  The evening is sure to be a hit.  Since their last performance, they have added even more numbers.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and senior (60+).  Tickets are also available at Will Call by calling 661-259-0033, ext 444.  Click here to learn more.

What: Passover Seder – hosted by Sisterhoods of Congregation Beth Shalom & Temple Beth Ami
When: Sunday, March 25, 3-6pm
Where: Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 4060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia
Details: This Seder, hosted by Sisterhoods of Congregation Beth Shalom & Temple Beth Ami, will retell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt and will highlight the role of women in Jewish history.  The Passover story is found in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament.  Seders are conducted in similar ways all over the world on the 14th day of the Hebrew calendar month of Nisan, which corresponds this year to April 6th. Women of all faiths are invited to participate.  To RSVP and purchase tickets, please contact Congregation Beth Shalom at (661) 254-2411 or Robin Ceppi at office@cbs-scv.org Price of tickets is $36.  Checks should be made payable to CBS Sisterhood at 21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, 91350.

What:“Back To The War Zone”
When: Thursday, March 29 from 6-9pm
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country
Details: “Back to the War Zone” is holding a fundraiser at Route 66 Classic Grill.  This non-profit’s objective is to fund a trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. for a group of local WWII Vets.  They also will be placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  A minimum donation of $75 includes dinner.  There will be a musical tribute to our local WWII veteran heroes presented by Jimmy Carnelli singing a variety of WWII classics.  Expect to meet several veterans who surely will share their stories.    For reservations call 661-373-4770.  Click here to learn more about Back to the War Zone.

What:Mental Health Awareness Symposium
When:  Friday, March 23, 9am-3:30pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Student Dining Room & Hasley Hall on the Valencia campus
Details:  Join in on the Mental Health Awareness Symposium Bridging Gaps, Discovering Resources.  There will be presentations, breakout sessions and resource tables.  This is a free event open to everyone. Click here for more information and campus map.

What:Zonta LifeForward Workshop
When: Saturday, March 24 from 10am-1pm
Where:  Desert Streams Church, 26873 Reuther Avenue, Canyon Country
Details:
Zonta’s LifeForward workshops are designed to benefit women who are underserved, in need, or at risk. The goal of the program is to foster economic independence and self-sufficiency.  This workshop is “Creating Easy, Delicious and Cheap and Nutritious Meals”.  Child care must be arranged at least one week prior.  Call 661-288-0117.

Upcoming…

What: Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show
When: Saturday, March 31 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 1 from 10am-4pm
Where:
Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia (Town Center at McBean Parkway)
Details:
The 3rd Annual Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show is going to be bigger than ever.  Over 130 businesses and organizations will be participating.  New for 2012 is the Emergency Expo with emergency equipment and displays where you can learn to be prepared (see entry below).  There will be a Kid’s Zone, RV Show and Garden Party Community Stage.  Admission is FREE.  Expect drawings, give-aways and promotional discounts.  On Sunday there will be plant give-aways.    Click here to learn more about the Home & Garden show.

What: Emergency Expo (part of the SC Home & Garden Show)
When: Saturday, March 31 from 9am-5pm
Where:
Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia (Town Center at McBean Parkway)
Details: Learn to be prepared at the Emergency Expo.  This year the Emergency Expo will be part of the Home & Garden Show (see entry above).  The Emergency Expo will take place on Saturday only.  There will be several demonstrations, such as Drop/Cover/Hold, dog rescue, fire turnout competition and climbing rescue.  The kids can enjoy face painting, Smokey Bear and crafts.  Admission to the Emergency Expo is FREE.  Make a plan, build a kit, stay informed.  Click here for more information.

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Top Things To Do This Weekend, March 21, 2012

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