Digicel challenge for Grand Prix mascot

first_img Entries close Friday Entries opened on Monday and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 18. Interested persons may visit the Digicel Jamaica Facebook page for entry forms and more information. For their efforts, the first-place winner will receive $300,000, while the second-and third-place winners will receive $150,000 and $50,000, respectively. “We are calling on all creative minds to invent a character that is imaginary and original. It could be an animal, a person, or object. It should reflect the youth and vibrancy of the Jamaican student-athlete and the Digicel brand. Each design should also include a name for the mascot. We want participants to let their imagination run wild,” Lloyd explained. Submissions for the Digicel Grand Prix Mascot competition must be sent to jamcomsponsorship@digicelgroup.com, attn: ‘Digicel Grand Prix Mascot Competition’. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship will be hosted for the second time in February 2016. The track-and-field series will include six development meets that will be held over a four-week period. These meets are the Western Championships, Central Championship, Camperdown Classics, Youngster Goldsmith Development Meet, Corporate Area Development Meet and the grand finale, the GC Foster Classics. This year, the company is expected to increase cash prizes, academic scholarships and other incentives. KINGSTON: Digicel is challenging Jamaicans to put their creativity to work and win up to $300,000 for designing an official mascot for the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships. Following a successful inaugural staging of the high-school athletics series earlier this year, the full-service communications firm is adding a mascot that will become an important identifying feature of the event. Dubbed by fans as the ‘Diamond League’ of youth athletics, the Digicel Grand Prix will launch early January. “Mascots help play a meaningful role in engaging and captivating young audiences and inspiring them to participate in activity. Our mascot will help to support the growth of the Grand Prix amongst youth supporters and spectators at-large,” noted Peter Lloyd, marketing director at Digicel Jamaica.last_img read more

Female manager hopes win, ‘Tuffy’ lift Waterhouse

first_imgWaterhouse FC’s new manager, Doreen Thompson, has disclosed that it is not an easy task to be the manager of a community-based club because of the passion of their supporters. However, Thompson hopes that having recorded their first win, they will be able to generate more positive results going forward. She was appointed manager of the Drewsland-based outfit recently and had a rough start as the former two-time national league champions suffered defeats in their first four games. Thompson, who has been associated with the club for many years, said they are looking to kick on from that victory and build on the positive energy fuelled by one of their driving forces, striker Jermain “Tuffy” Anderson. “It’s not easy to be manager of a team like Waterhouse as the supporters are very passionate,” Thompson disclosed during the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) weekly press conference at Red Stripe last Thursday morning. Waterhouse, popularly called ‘Firehouse’, earned their first points with a 2-0 win against Harbour View last Sunday at the Harbour View Stadium. ‘Firehouse’ favourite Tuffy, who was released by the club in preseason, returned and started against Harbour View. However, Anderson suffered a fractured nose during the first half and was replaced by 18-year-old striker Rodave Murray. The latter scored both goals in the 54th and 67th minutes. “Jermain (Tuffy) brings something positive to the team. They are now working together as a unit and will get better as the season progresses,” Thompson claimed. “Everybody is happy that the missing link is now a fit in the team,” she said about Tuffy being back at Waterhouse. “He (Tuffy) has a fractured nose but will be able to play in the next game (against Tivoli Gardens) on Sunday. We’re trying to get a mask for him, so it is not that bad,” Thompson disclosed. “This is a fairly new team with a lot of youngsters and they are growing. We will continue to work as a team. We have put certain things behind and are now moving forward in a positive way,” the female manager further said.last_img read more

Health, Roads, Others Key Priorities of New Gov’t

first_imgMFDP meeting with UN and Development Partners at the Pan African PlazaFinance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., has disclosed that youth development, education, health, roads, and private sector development are key priorities of the new government and will be part of its short-term delivery plan.He said it will be accomplished through domestic resource mobilization and a coordinated effort led by the Government of Liberia and its development partners.Speaking during a meeting with the United Nations and other development partners on Tuesday, Minister Tweah assured that the government is committed to working with all partners in implementing its pro-poor governance agenda.Minister Tweah said the Government of Liberia is committed to mobilizing domestic resources through transparent budget execution and reduction of wasteful spending and called on development partners to align their interventions to that of the government’s to speed up pro-poor transformation in Liberia.He said the alignment of the interventions will improve the partnership and promote coordination, adding that the impact of all the interventions will be felt in all the counties.“There is a need for GoL and UN development partners to work together on a framework matrix modalities,” he noted.Tweah pledged government’s support to continue fiscal decentralization and thanked development partners for the tremendous support over the years. He also called on the partners to help transform Liberia for the ordinary people to be happy.For his part, the DSRSG/Resident Coordinator, Yacoub EL Hillo, said they are committed to working with the Liberian government to promote its pro-poor agenda. “We need to determine and suggest action, decision or intervention…over the next few months,” the DSRSG said.According to DSRSG, the overall goal of development partners and UN agencies is to promote the pro-poor development agenda that will impact the lives of the Liberian people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rice, sugar cannot sustain Berbice economy – Armogan

first_imgRegion Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Chairman David Armogan believes the time has come for the region to diversify its economic base since the economy cannot be sustained by two commodities. Armogan was at the time speaking at the Berbice Expo and Trade Fair which concluded on Monday evening at the Alboin Sports Complex. He noted that for two long, the Berbice economy has been depending on rice and sugar and it is time for the region’s economic base to be diversified to ensure that any decline or price adjustment in those commodities will not give the region an economic shock. “We must find new opportunities; we must look at new opportunities for development because the traditional way of doing things has to change. We are accustomed to doing things today the way our grandparents left it but the situation today is not the same and so we have to think outside of the box,” he said, adding that new ideas and non-traditional businessesLocal farmers’ produce on display at the Berbice Expois where the focus should be.The Regional Chairman recalled that two grinding sugar estates were shut, thus putting thousands on the breadline. This itself resulted in a disposable income being withdrawn, thus putting a dent into the economy and forcing many businesses to downsize.Even if the Private Sector focuses on non-traditional businesses, Government will still have its part to play. “The Government will be tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that these businesses are provided with incentives so that they can come to our region and make sure that we will be able to pick up where we left off a few years ago.”Armogan explained that in Region Six, there is an abundance of resources, many of which are not being exploited. He urged that they be exploited while noting that non-traditional crops have huge markets in the Caribbean.According to Armogan, there is a big marker in the Caribbean for vegetables and fruits.“Nearly all of the countries in [the Caribbean Community] Caricom have been spending large sums of money importing food from outside of the Region.”“We expect that the New GMC [New Guyana Marketing Corporation] will come to Berbice, interact with our farmers and make sure that we will be able to move in that direction to produce for the rest of the Caribbean.Armogan related that opportunities must be created for both small and medium-size businesses. He called on Business Minister Dominic Gaskin to establish a branch of the Small Business Bureau in Region Six.Berbice Expo and Trade Fair was the 14th annual expedition organised by the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce. The four-day Expo opened on Friday last and concluded on Monday with thousands visiting the various booths.last_img read more

Person found dead in charred wreckage of Eagle Rock house fire

first_imgEAGLE ROCK – One person was found dead today and another person was missing at the scene of a fire in Eagle Rock that damaged two houses and one or two other structures, authorities said. The fire in the 1900 block of North Nolden Street was reported about 6:20 a.m., said Ron Myers of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters gained the upper hand on the fire after about a half hour and prevented the flames from spreading to nearby vegetation. The fire was extinguished about 7:40 a.m., Myers said. The gender and age of the dead person were not immediately known. Authorities, assisted by a search dog, were looking for a second person who was unaccounted for, Myers said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The cause of the fire was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Man convicted of breach of peace during Taoiseach’s visit has conviction upheld

first_imgA man who was convicted of a public order offence when Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the MacGill Summer school has had the conviction upheld on appeal in Donegal Circuit Court.Gerry Bray of Church Road, Killybegs had been convicted of causing a breach of the peace at Main Street, Glenties on July 24, 2015. Garda Gerard Gallen told the appeal he had been on public order duty on the day and had been briefed that the Taoiseach was due attended the summer school taking place in the Highlands Hotel and that there would be water protesters present.He said as the State vehicle arrived a man jumped the barrier and ran towards the car in a “threatening and threatening manner” and shouted “scumbag” as he did so while carrying a sign in his hand.Garda Gallen apprehended and removed him from the scene.He showed the sign to Judge Cormac Quinn that read “Not My Debt”.Mr Bray crossed examined Garda Gallen and said a copy of the district court record showed that Garda Gallen first claimed he knew him and later denied he knew him and this indicated he was not telling the truth. Garda Gallen said he did know him prior to the day.Mr Bray told the court he simply stepped over the barrier and walked across the road for “a chat” about “political policing” with the Taoiseach when he was “jumped on by the gardaí”.He said he had addressed the Taoiseach twice before on different occasions and he did not shout abuse at him on the day in question, nor was he a “thug or an ignorant man”.He said there was footage of the Taoiseach’s arrival on national television, as well as a clip on Youtube of the alleged incident, which would show he did not shout any obscenities.Witness, Ms Charlie McDyre, said she was attending the protest and did not see Mr Bray shout abuse on the day, adding that he “didn’t get far” once he crossed the barrier.Judge Cormac Quinn adjourned the matter to yesterday (Wednesday) so he could have an opportunity view the clip on Youtube.At the reconvened hearing he said he viewed the footage and due to music and background noise he could not hear any specific obscenities but he read out a definition of the charge of breach of the peace saying it pertained to any abusive, threaten or insulting behaviour in either word or actions, adding that he would affirm the district court order and impose the conviction.He asked the defendant if he wished to appeal the severity of the €300 fine imposed and he replied that he would not as he will not be paying it anyway.Man convicted of breach of peace during Taoiseach’s visit has conviction upheld was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS U14 GIRLS CROWNED COUNTY ‘B’ CHAMPIONS

first_imgDEEPEST SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family & friends of the late Peggy Noone, Cloontagh, mother of our senior player Johny Noone . Our thoughts & prayers are with Dan, Johny and family circle at this sad time. Peggy was a great supporter of CLG Iorras at our home and away games. Ar dheis de do raibh a anam. CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting at 8.30pm on Wednesday night, can all members do their best to attend.U14 GIRLS DONEGAL B COUNTY CHAMPIONS: Well done to our U14 girls who defeated Milford in the B County Final in Killygordon last Friday night, final score Urris 4-12 Milford 2-06. A great achievement for the girls their coaches, John Farren & Grace Hession and all who help out with this team. The Urris girls came into the final as slight favourites as they had beaten Milford earlier in the campaign in Milford by a narrow margin. However their preparations had been hindered during the week by a hamstring injury to playmaker Saoirse Farren in a friendly against Moville. Otherwise Urris were at full strength for probably the first time this season.The Doherty sisters, Cathy and Mary had almost complete control around the middle of the field with their excellent handling and positional sense. Ciara Parke in nets was finding them regularly with her accurate kick-outs. The first half was a tight affair, only one point separating the teams at half time, Urris leading 1-7 to 1-6. Milford lost their full-back early on and this allowed full-forward Saoirse to get some relatively easy scores. Mary got a point from play in the first half.The second half was almost completely controlled by Urris whose fitness paid off. The defence was well controlled by Caoimhe Devlin at no.6, while her sister Caitlin was pulling the strings at centre half forward, scoring 2 great points from play. Clare McCarron was dominant at full back and she was given great cover by her corner backs, Rachel Devlin and Sorcha Hession. Aileen Doherty was steady at wing back and Ciara Duffy who is probably the most improved player this season, had an excellent second half. Cathy Doherty used her long kicks to great affect launching a series of attacks from midfield and she chipped in with a goal and a point. Enya Dillon at right half forward cut off the Milford supply from kick outs which had caused Urris some problems in the first period. The defence restricted Milford to one goal in the second half. “Find of the season”, Katelyn McDaid had an excellent second 30 minutes carrying the ball into the heart of the opposition’s defence. Corner forwards Jackie Ivers and Emma Harkin were a constant threat to the Milford rear guard with their movement inside the 13m line. The Milford cause wasn’t helped by an injury to one of their best players mid way through the second half. Urris substitutes Jessie Coyle, Ella Devlin and Shannon Doherty were unfortunate not to have started the game but had contributed well during the campaign. Erin and Chloe Doherty were ready for battle when the referee blew the final whistle. The large Urris support celebrated with the team as captain Cathy collected the trophy. Final score Urris 4-12 Milford 2-6. Well done and congratulations to the girls on bringing the first silverware back to the new club house in Straid!! Urris Team and scorers: Ciara Parke, Sorcha Hession, Clare McCarron, Rachel Devlin, Aileen Doherty, Caoimhe Devlin, Ciara Duffy, Mary Doherty (0-1),Cathy Doherty(1-1),Enya Dillon, Caitlin Devlin(0-2), Katelyn McDaid, Emma Harkin,Saoirse Farren(3-8),Jackie Ivers.Subs:Ella Devlin, Shannon Doherty, Jessie Coyle, Chloe Doherty, Erin Doherty.SENIORS & RESERVES: A disappointing weekend for both teams in the Junior A & B Championship as both lost at home. In Junior A Urris 0-14 Naomh Ultan 3-09. Junior B Urris 3-02 Red Hughs 4-14. The seniors travel to Castlefin on Saturday and play Robert Emmets in the next round of the Junior A Championship. Training continues for both teams on Tuesday & Thursday nights.LADIES FOOTBALL: Ladies beaten by a strong Cloughaneely side at home last Monday night. Next league match is home to Dungloe on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.MATCH “n” WIN: July 10th: No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 1,3,17 & 22. €15 winners; Ruairi Donaghey, Magheramore, Neil Devlin, Altahalla, Mary Mc Eleney, Ballintrieve, Johnny Noone, Cloontagh and Eliza Kearney, Leenan. Jackpot next week €1,820. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and all who support our weekly lotto draw.UNDERAGE FOOTBALL: U10 teams away to Malin on Tuesday at 6.30pm, bus leaving Straid at 5.45Pm. U12 team home to Malin on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. U12 girls home to Moville on Wednesday at 12 noon. NIGHT AT THE RACES: The club is hosting a Race Night on Friday August 1st in the Square Bar, Clonmany. Horses are now on sale for €10 from committee members and the ladies & men’s teams.Facebook :Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday night.GAA NEWS: URRIS U14 GIRLS CROWNED COUNTY ‘B’ CHAMPIONS was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GAA newsURRISlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: FIVE STAR SHOW FROM ODHRAN MACNIALLAIS EARNS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRUCIAL WIN

first_imgDONEGAL SFC: A five-star showing from Donegal star Odhran MacNiallais ensured Gaoth Dobhair got the result they craved against MacCumhaills in Ballybofey this evening.MacNiallais scored FIVE points and pulled the strings in a superb display for Conal Sheridan’s side.Gaoth Dobhair went into the game without missing the services of a whole host of players and many fancied MacCumhaills to cause an upset. However, Gaoth Dobhair had other ideas and they blew the Ballybofey men away with a ruthless first-half display.The game was virtually over as a contest at half-time with Gaoth Dobhair leading 1-10 to 1-02.Cian Mulligan’s goal by cancelled out by Donegal starlet Marty O’Reilly but Gaoth Dobhair were too strong for the hosts.Michael Carroll and Mulligan were lively throughout and MacCumhaills couldn’t live with the pace and tempo of Gaoth Dobhair. The first-half evidenced the growing gap between Division One and Division Two sides.In the second-half Mac Cumhaills threw caution to the wind and were much the better side.When Alan Patton netted they were back within FIVE but it was too little too late.Eamon McGee and Shane Duffy were both sent off late on as tempers frayed.In truth it was a comfortable win for Gaoth Dobhair and know a win against Malin next week will ensure their passage to the next stage of the Donegal SFC. Final score: MacCumhaills 2-08 Gaoth Dobhair 1-15DONEGAL SFC: FIVE STAR SHOW FROM ODHRAN MACNIALLAIS EARNS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRUCIAL WIN was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB ORGANISE DROP-OFF POINT FOR DONATIONS IN AID OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

first_imgNaomh Padraig Club NotesCLUB LOTTOThe thirty-third Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 7th of September at the clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 14, and 16.  There was no jackpot winner.  Two players matched three of the numbers drawn.  They were: Paul Melaugh (Letterkenny) and Jayden Bogle (Porthall).  Each received €50.  Next week’s jackpot is €2000.THE WEEK GONE BYOn Saturday evening, our Senior Men’s team bowed out of the Junior A Championship at the Quarter Final Stage with a two point defeat to Na Rossa.  Naomh Padraig Lifford led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half time interval; however a much improved second half performance by the men from the Rosses saw them prevail on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-10.SYRIAN APPEAL In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the Club has organised a drop-off-point at the clubhouse in The Roughan for donations.  Donated items can be left in the prefab building to the right of the main Clubhouse building.  The gates of the Clubs facilities will remain open at all times over the coming weeks in order to allow people to make donations.  The following list of items is urgently required:BlanketsTowelsTents (Particularly 4 Person Tents and Larger)Heavy Duty Rubbish BagsTorchesCandlesBatteriesMedicinesFirst Aid KitsToiletriesWinter Clothing (Men, Women, Children)Hats, Scarves (Including Head Scarves for Ladies), Coats, GlovesNappies and Baby WipesShoes for all Ages (Must Be In Reasonable Condition)NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB ORGANISE DROP-OFF POINT FOR DONATIONS IN AID OF SYRIAN REFUGEES was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgWEDNESDAY Business workshop titled Business Marketing Basics, 9-11 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Domino’s Pizza Night will raise funds for Newhall Elementary School, 4-9 p.m. at Domino’s, 23329 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-0300 to place an order. Free yoga workshop, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Susan Broman at (661) 251-2720. Artists Helping Artists (AHA!) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242. 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. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. 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 Tyke Hike for siblings of new babies, 3-5 p.m. in the Greeley Building at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8060. Domino’s Pizza Night will raise funds for Pico Canyon School, 4-9 p.m. at Domino’s Pizza, 23329 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-0300 to order a pizza. Business Workshop titled Disaster Recovery for Small/Medium Businesses, 6-8 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to register. Santa Clarita Embroiderers’ Guild will meet, 6:30-9 p.m. in the West Recreation Room at Parklane Mobile Estates, 20401 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Diane Stone at (661) 252-3468. Children’s Bureau will have an information meeting for prospective foster or adoptive parents, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (800) 730-3933. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will have a social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. 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. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. 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 Local Authors will sign their books, 5-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Holiday Boutique will feature holiday crafts, treats and entertainment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valencia High School, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Proceeds benefit the Vocal Music Department’s performance in Carnegie Hall. Call (661) 294-1188. Landscape Education Program will teach Soils & Fertilization, 9 a.m.-noon at the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s conservatory garden, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-1600, Ext. 230 to register. Celebrate Diversity Story Time will focus on Native Americans, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Adopt-A-Pet event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petsmart, 24965 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Newhall Branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Dinner: $5. Call (661) 284-1923. 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. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. 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. Classics Book Club will discuss “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club will meet, 1-2 p.m. for kids ages 7-12 and 2-3 p.m. for kids ages 13-17 at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. 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 Advisory Council of the SCV Senior Center will meet, 9:30 a.m. in Room 1 at the Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. 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 Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh User’s Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677 to R.S.V.P. 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. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 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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