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The Family Read & Sing Aloud

first_imgThurston County Timberland LibrariesLacey, (360) 491-3860March 3-8, Book Character Scavenger HuntMarch 5, 3-4 p.m., Show Me a Story (making puppets and props)March 27, noon-1 p.m., ages 2-6, Sing Along with Caspar BabypantsApril 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Egg Hunt, bring your flashlight.April 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Read & Sing Story Time & CraftApril 10, noon-5 p.m., ages 3-9, Labyrinth in the Library, a life-size mazeOlympia, (360) 352-0595March 3-8, Sneaky Cat, a book character scavenger huntMarch 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday-Caturday (crafts, activities, games, and cat stories; pick up free tickets at the youth desk.)March 19, 10:15-11 a.m., for babies and toddlers birth-age 3, Teeny Tiny Movers and Shakers Workshop with Olympia Family Theater. (Enter the Adams St. door.)March 27, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-6, Sing Along with Caspar BabypantsMarch 28, 5:30-7 p.m., Family Sing-Along LOCATION: Northern, 414½ Legion Way, Olympia. Sing with local musicians and youth librarians. Pick up free tickets at the youth desk.Tenino, (360) 264-2369March 1, Book Character Scavenger HuntMarch 5, Nursery Rhyme Scavenger Hunt, Wednesdays, March 5-April 9, a new hunt each weekMarch 22, 11-11:45 a.m., Celebrate Seuss with Charles the Clown and Biscuit the Dog PuppetApril 4, 3-4:30 p.m., Show Me a Story, making puppets and propsApril 11, 4-6 p.m., Stuffed Animal Sleepover: bring your favorite stuffed animalTumwater, (360) 943-7790March 3-8, Best Friends, a book character scavenger huntMarch 7, 3-4:30 p.m., World Book Day Best Friend Bash: stories, crafts, and gamesMarch 14, 6-6:45 p.m., Irish Dance with Scoil Rince SlieveloughaneMarch 28, 6-7 p.m., Pajama Sing-Along; wear your jammiesYelm, (360) 458-3374April 10, 11 a.m.-noon, The Chancy & Narly Show: Playing with Words: children’s songwriter Nancy Stewart and sound impressionist Charlie Williams Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryThe 2014 Family Read & Sing Aloud program runs March 1-April 12Who doesn’t remember the “ABC Song”? Besides being one of the most memorable songs of childhood, the Alphabet Song is the most basic example of singing as a pathway to reading. This year Timberland Regional Library’s (TRL) thirteenth annual early learning initiative, The Family Read-Aloud, becomes The Family Read & Sing Aloud, adding music as a major piece of the program.Running from March 1 through April 12, The Family Read & Sing Aloud centers on families reading aloud —and now singing together —in as many different areas of their homes as they can. The program focuses on children from infancy to grade 3, but all of a family’s children are encouraged to join in the fun.“It’s no coincidence that we open the Read & Sing Aloud celebration with the birthday of Dr. Seuss and close on the birthday of Beverly Cleary. Characters from books written by these beloved authors have become part of cherished childhood memories for generations!” said Ellen Duffy, TRL’s Youth Services Coordinator.Families, child care providers and classroom teachers may pick up “Read & Sing Aloud House” materials at any Timberland library beginning Saturday, March 1, enter a drawing for prizes and start reading and singing in rooms all over their homes. The more rooms and spaces, the merrier.Every local Timberland library will draw a winner for a backpack filled with books chosen especially for the winning family or classroom. Friends of the Library groups throughout the library system have generously provided many hundreds of books. Libraries will also have local drawings during the program for books and other prizes such as Read to Me calendars.New materials for this year include a Nursery Rhyme Kit and “Sing Along Stories,” a list of picture books of children’s songs. Also new is a “Books with a Beat” door hanger that includes a list of rhythmic read-alouds that just beg readers and listeners to clap, tap their toes, snap their fingers, and pat their laps.Sing to your Librarian Week is a new activity at all Timberland libraries. Children are invited to sing a nursery rhyme, short song, or the ABC song to a librarian at their library anytime during the week of March 24-29 to receive a small prize.Complete Family Read & Sing Aloud program details will be in libraries and online at www.TRL.org by March 1.Benefits of Reading Aloud and Singing Together“There is a tremendous body of research showing that a child’s emotional and social readiness is a strong predictor of school success. Sitting comfortably together to share a story or sing a song helps nurture the emotional bond between parent and child,” said Ms. Duffy.“Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library” (ECRR), a research-based initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child’s life. ECRR and Timberland Regional Library’s family programming encourage parents and caregivers to have fun engaging their young ones in talking, singing, reading, writing and playing every day.“Children who are lovingly and joyfully read and sung to from an early age develop better language skills, enhanced listening skills and larger vocabularies, and are more ready to read when they begin school,” said Ms. Duffy.Nancy Stewart, creator of the “Sing with Our Kids” community initiative, http://singwithourkids.com, writes: “Simply singing with a child connects neural pathways, and increases the ability to retain information… Music builds a strong sense of rhythm, which leads to a better ability to understand and produce language. Singing develops spatial reasoning, which allows children to recognize patterns and later helps in problem-solving.” Songs are rich in vocabulary and build awareness of sounds, Stewart said.“Song involves even the youngest child in language,” said Duffy. According to music education professor Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., “Infants can…match pitch as early as three to four months of age. Purposeful singing can begin at around twelve months.”“The Family Read & Sing Aloud is all about highlighting the lasting value of reading aloud and singing with your child—nurturing, creating memories, modeling reading enjoyment, developing readers, helping your child enter school ready to read,” said Duffy, “And, how can you sing together without feeling happy?”Comments from families surveyed during previous years’ programs demonstrate that they enjoy reading, laughing, snuggling and spending time together. Parents heard their children using new words and stretching their imaginations by acting out the stories and making up new ones. One parent wrote, “She is beginning to read back to us!”Family Read & Sing Aloud events and activitiesPrograms listed below are for families and children of all ages unless ages are specified. Contact the libraries for more information or check the events listings at www.TRL.org/Events.March 24-29, Sing to your Librarian Week: Celebrate singing! Children are invited to sing a nursery rhyme, short song, or the ABC song to a librarian during the week of March 24-29 to receive a small prize.last_img read more


first_imgBAFFERT’S MCKALE RUNS LIGHTS OUT FROM RAIL AND TAKES $59,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH, GETTING 6 ½ FURLONGS WITH VAN DYKE IN 1:15.65 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2020)–Idle since Sept. 6, Bob Baffert’s McKale blasted off from his rail post position and was completely dominant in winning Friday’s $59,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length.  Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, McKale got 6 ½ furlongs in a rapid 1:15.65.Although he broke a bit sluggishly, McKale was quickly into stride and made the lead easily out of the chute, maintaining a two-length advantage to the quarter pole over Seven Scents and then kept late running Manhattan Up at bay late.“He ran fast, but he’d been working really well,” said Baffert, who indicated McKale would have several options as to when and where he would make his next start.  “We gave him some time (off) and he came back good. He needed a little freshening.”A well beaten fourth in a six furlong allowance at Los Alamitos Sept. 6, McKale, a 5-year-old Maryland-bred gelding by Congrats, was off as the 3-2 favorite in a field of six older horses and paid $5.00, $3.60 and $2.40.Owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman, McKale, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Lofty Lizzy, collected his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $35,400, increased his earnings to $132,900.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Manhattan Up saved ground while next to last at the rail a quarter mile out and finished well as clearly second best. Off at 5-1, Manhattan Up finished 1 ¼ lengths clear of Royal Trump and paid $5.40 and $3.00.Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Royal Trump, who finished 4 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Pepe Tono, was off at 2-1 and paid $2.20 to show.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 21.97, 44.94 and 1:09.27.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Barça confirms ERTE to its employees with a new letter

first_imgGrau confirms that the ERTE that the club will carry out encompasses all levels of the club: “Apart from all the sports groups, it also affects employees, the Fundació and the BLM (Barça merchandising licenses)”.The executive describes as “good news” the final agreement that was closed this Monday with the staff of the first soccer team, while assuming that rumor mill advances events many times, “we know that the news sometimes circulates faster than we would like. “Barça concludes its statement by thanking “the willingness of the club employees to contribute to the economic sustainability of the club” while appreciating the effort of those who “continue to work so that Barça does not stop”. After the carousel of statements by President Josep Maria Bartomeu both in the press and on the radio, FC Barcelona sent this Tuesday morning a second statement to its employees, announcing that the ERTE is pushing ahead with all its consequences, but that they will have “ the help of a generous salary supplement ”in order to guarantee“ the well-being and economic security of all those affected ”.The statement, which is signed by the executive director, Oscar Grau, recalls that “the club will be able to carry out this complement thanks to the contribution of the first team footballers and other professional athletes who have joined the initiative of this reduction” .last_img read more

No venue yet for volleyball games

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers With schedule conflicts striking out Araneta Coliseum, volleyball officials are scrambling to find a place big enough to host the star-studded squad.Volleyball chief Pete Cayco said they are looking at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna, as an option. The venue has already staged the Asian Club championships before.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption There’ll be a downpour of medals Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college With big names like Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes and Jaja Santiago expected to suit up, the women’s national team is certain to draw some of the biggest crowds in the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host.Where to catch them, though, is the question.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Health Ministry Brings in Mental Health Drugs Worth US$100K

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has disclosed that a shipment of US$100,000 worth of much needed mental health drugs has arrived in the country.  According to the Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, who disclosed the news last Wednesday, the drugs will be distributed to various health facilities, where trained mental health clinicians are stationed throughout the 15 political sub-divisions of the country.He stated that mental illness is a challenge to everyone in the country, therefore, the Ministry has taken a serious measure in implementing the mandate of the National Mental Health Policy by importing the mental health drugs.The Asst. Health Minister stated that for some time now, many of the health facilities and clinics that are treating mental health cases have been stocked-out on the essential mental health drugs of the country.“This gloomy [dark] scenario changed recently when the Government of Liberia responded in an unprecedented move to address the critical and dire need to procure drugs for the nation to treat Liberians most vulnerable and most in need of care.”He added that the lack of mental health drugs  and constant stock-out have been a problem that have existed for some time now and has impeded the government’s efforts to implement the aspects of the Essential package of Health Services (EPHS) which relates to accessibility to mental health services.Nyenswah said a 2012 study conducted by Carter Center, showed that 75 percent  of psychotropic drugs authorized for importation between 2008 to 2011 were for NGOs and only 13 percent came from the new essential medical list, which includes drugs that more closely align with WHO recommendations as essential mental health drugs.Nyenswah: “This shipment of mental health drugs is the first post-conflict procurement and oversight by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.”Meanwhile, the mental health coordinating unit is the arm of the Ministry that is directly responsible for ensuring the implementation of the mandates of the National Mental Health Policy, which sees this much needed boost to compliment mental health activates being conducted throughout the country in raising awareness and reducing stigmatization of people with mental illness.The Mental Health Coordinating Unit is currently working with various sectors in creating mechanisms and ensuring the dissemination of relevant mental health information throughout the country and has developed a curriculum to build the capacity of general community health volunteers in identifying basic mental health symptoms at the community level, educating and making the necessary referral to the appropriate service level, as well as various categories of health workers and also training on mental health.Only a few years ago when the National Mental Health Policy was being crafted, there were no trained mental health workforce to deal with the enormous task of treating, rehabilitating and reintegrating people with mental health conditions back into their natural environments but today, through the support and partnership of Carter Center Mental Health Program, 100 trained mental health clinicians have been added to the workforce and the sixth cohort of 23 mental health clinicians is underway at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AML/CFT committee could have prevented inter-agency conflict – Nandlall

first_imgGRA vs SOCUTo ensure cooperation between agencies, a task force committee on money laundering had been established in Guyana in 2013. Had its operations been preserved by the Government, the clash between the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which resulted in the court ruling against the Unit, would not have even happened.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallThis is according to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who pointed out, during an interview with this publication, that this committee once met to develop coherent policy directions.Nandlall stated that the very multi-agency nature of anti-money laundering efforts necessitated regular meetings with those very agencies.The committee, which was also a recommendation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), had comprised the Ministers of Finance, Legal Affairs and (then) Home Affairs; the Director of Public Prosecutions; Commissioners of Police and GRA; and the heads of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and Central Bank.Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards“We had a national task force that was established that was supposed to head the AML/CFT [Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism] statutory apparatus. That task force presented a forum where the leaders of statutory agencies involved in the (AML) process got an opportunity to exchange information and discuss policies that would not put these organisations into conflict with one another.”He stated that this was “because it was recognised that in the discharge of their respective mandate, (they) will invariably trespass upon the domain of the other. And these differences of approaches could have been ironed out. That organisation was scrapped by this Government and not replaced by any.“So, there is no forum and no opportunity given where these sector agencies, all of whose input is integral in Guyana’s fight against money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, to interact, share policies and inform each other of what they are doing,” he added.GRA Commissioner GeneralGodfrey StatiaRulingNandlall noted that without such a forum, conflicts were inevitable and were, therefore, testimony to the incompetence of the Government. He referenced Friday’s ruling against SOCU. SOCU had applied to the courts after a request for confidential tax information from the GRA was rebuffed by the Authority, leading up to Friday’s ruling in the High Court.More than a week ago, SOCU had reportedly asked the GRA for the information as part of an investigation. The tax authority did not comply, citing the tax laws which protect such information. This prompted SOCU to take the matter to court, as it disagreed with the tax authority.SOCU’s head, Assistant Commissioner Sydney JamesThis is SOCU’s first known attempt to get such information. The GRA was represented by Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, and a legal team which included Joy Persaud, Hessaun Yassin, Maritha Halley, Jason Moore, and Fiona Hamilton.  SOCU’s head, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sydney James, were present. Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards ultimately upheld GRA’s decision to not comply, rejecting SOCU’s pleas.“In the absence of such a forum, you are bound to get conflicts arising with these agencies. And that is why you have the GRA resisting, and rightfully so, an application to the courts to compel the GRA to disclose the confidential information of taxpayers, which the GRA is duty-bound by the law to keep as confidential.”Breach of confidentialityNandlall noted that if the GRA was called upon to disclose that kind of information, the GRA would expose itself to the perils of acting unlawfully and breaching its confidentiality duty to taxpayers.According to Section 4 (1) of the Income Tax Act, “Every person who has any official duty or is employed in the administration of this Act shall regard and deal with all documents, information, returns, assessment lists and copies of those lists relating to the income or items of income of any person, as secret and confidential and shall make and subscribe a declaration in the form prescribed to that effect before a magistrate.”Subsection two goes on to state if these employees have possession of any of this information and “attempts to communicate that information or anything contained in the documents, returns, lists or copies to any person”, they are guilty of an offence.The Act lists two exceptions. One would be if the President of Guyana authorised the employee to communicate the information and if the information was communicated outside the purpose of the Act.Meanwhile, Section 23 (1) of the Revenue Act, Chapter 79:04 states: “No person shall, without the consent in writing given by or on behalf of the Authority, publish or disclose to any person other than in the course of his duties, or when lawfully required to do so by any court or under any law, the contents of any document, communication or information whatsoever, which relates to and which has come to his knowledge in the course of his duties under this Act.”Subsection two ads that it is a criminal offence for someone to knowingly breach this law and it brings with it, upon conviction, a fine of $200,000 or less. It also carries a jail sentence of not more than five years.AML/CFT Task ForceThe Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in its eighth follow-up report noted the establishment of the local AML/CFT task force in 2013. The task force was expected to be chaired by the head of the presidential secretariat and meet every two months.Among its goals were setting the national AML/CFT strategy for Guyana and facilitating coordination among the competent authorities, financial and other sectors represented on the committee.It was also tasked with studying and following the international developments in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and to monitor the implementation of a legal and institutional framework by the authorities in the AML/CFT fight.  The committee was also supposed to review the AML/CFT systems in Guyana.last_img read more

Struck gas line causes leak at 117 Avenue and 100 Street

first_imgThe Fort St. John Fire Department was dispatched after the contractor contacted Pacific Northern Gas.“We responded and quarantined off the area until PNG was able to dig up both sides of the gas line, crimp it off, and make it safe for everybody,” says Fort St. John firefighter Sean Murphy.While nobody was injured as result of the accident, Murphy says firefighters remained on-scene to mitigate the risk it posed – such as a vehicle igniting a spark.- Advertisement -“There’s always an explosive risk and fire risk when there’s natural gas involved,” Murphy goes on to explain. “When there’s the initial release, we want to make sure that we find out which way the wind is going, and make sure that nobody goes into the area…driving a vehicle.”PNG managed to secure the leak at 9:44 a.m. – approximately an hour after receiving the call.last_img read more

‘Another marquee signing’ for Chelsea? News leaves Blues fans pleading for transfer business as Costa fears grow

first_img1 Chelsea fans react to Diego Costa’s hamstring injury Diego Costa’s hamstring is giving Chelsea fans more cause for concern.The striker missed a number of games last season as a result of his hamstring and he could miss the Community Shield match against Arsenal.WATCH: HAZARD’S GREAT GOAL FOR CHELSEA AGAINST BARCELONANow, though, some fans have raised their concerns on Twitter, with some really hoping Radamel Falcao shows his form of old and others wondering if manager Jose Mourinho should spend money on a replacement.last_img read more


first_imgBRID SWEENEY TOOK THIS PIC OF THE GARDAI WHO’VE ESCORTED SAMTHE DONEGAL team has tonight paid tribute to the Gardai who have been escorting them across the county since their arrival in Pettigo on Monday night.A Co Board statement said: “A big thank you to members of An Garda Síochána Traffic Corps who have been escorting the All Ireland Champions through the towns, villages and parishes of Donegal with the treasured Sam Maguire Cup since Tuesday morning. We are very grateful to them for their assistance and co-operation.”  THE GARDAI BEHIND WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL WITH SAM GET PIC – WITH SAM! was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE GARDAI BEHIND WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL WITH SAM GET PIC – WITH SAM!last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgWEDNESDAY Betty Winn will present information on one of the nation’s top Jewish day schools, 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Groundhog Job Shadow Day will allow students to shadow local workers throughout the day. Call Ann Kerman at (661) 259-0033, Ext. 776. Open House for the Girl Scouts Joshua Tree Council, 3-8 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Service Center, 21515 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 118, Canyon Country. Call Robyn or Dianna at (661) 287-1985. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Community Forum will feature Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills , 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (818) 368-3838. Volunteer orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Women of Extraordinary Faith book group will discuss “An Extraordinary Faith,” 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Valentine story time and craft, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Conscious Goods Caravan will visit, noon-2 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 260-2377. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail Team will meet to repair trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Men’s Club will participate in the 6th annual World Wide Wrap, 9 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. Free workshop, titled “Financial Planning for Teens,” 3-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Open auditions for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be held throughout this week at D.E.E. Studio Productions. Call Nancy Dee Horak at (661) 254-4543 to schedule an audition. Anti-Gang Task Force will hold an informational meeting, 6 p.m. in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Cynthia Llerenas at (661) 255-4918. Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Castaic Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Greeting card class will teach fast and easy Valentine’s Day cards, 6:30-8 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call Alexa Joy at (661) 755-3452 or visit www.alexajoy.com. Santa Clarita chapter of the Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. I Can Cope cancer support group will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call the American Cancer Society at (661) 298-0886, Option 3. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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