23rd Baxter Canadian golf tees off at Sandals

first_imgOCHO RIOS: The prestigious 23rd annual Baxter Travel Golf Tournament will tee off today at the Sandals Golf and Country Club with over 90 influential Canadian travel agents and tour operators taking part. The two-day tournament, the third major international travel agent golfing event to be staged at the venue in a month, is expected to deliver a shot in the arm for Jamaica as a golfing destination and also the nation’s tourism industry as the agents and tour operators will be heavily promoting the island. The United States and Latin American travel agents completed their events recently, and both were very successful, according to organisers. “Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from hosting these influential travel agents,” said Maureen Barnes-Smith, director of sales and marketing, Unique Vacations Canada, the Canadian sales and marketing arm of Sandals Resorts International. “Not only will they be here as part of the Sandals tournament, but they will tour the island, experience what Jamaica has to offer, and when they go back, promote and sell Jamaica,” Barnes-Smith added. She pointed to the significance of the Canadian market, which has experienced growth in the past several years and is of vital importance to the island. Event organisers were pleased with the large number of entries to the Baxter Event, and since its inception, each year has always been well attended. Eighteen four-man teams will tee off in the scramble format. For the opening day, the 18-hole event will be spiced up with the ‘Longest drive’ and ‘Closest to the pin’ contests. Tee off is slated for 8:30 a.m. on the second and final day, while the awards ceremony at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, to be followed an hour later by dinner. “Traditionally, we have always had some fun and also riveting action on the golf course, and this year promises to be no less impressive,” noted Miguel Arthurs, general manager Sandals Golf & Country Club.last_img read more

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Windies not among Sir Viv’s World Cup favourites

first_imgGUWAHATI, India (CMC):Legendary former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards has held out little hope of the Caribbean side winning next year’s ICC World Cup in England.He identified the hosts, along with five-time winners and reigning champions Australia, as among his favourites but overlooked the struggling Windies.”England has played well [in the past], but always they have fallen short at the last moment. It is a good team always,” Sir Viv told reporters.”Pakistan and India are two teams that can defeat anyone. Australia is another great team. So, I think there are four, five teams that have the potential to win 2019 World Cup.”West Indies are ranked ninth in the ICC one-day rankings, a position that forced them to play a qualifying tournament last March in order to reach the May 30 to July 14 tournament.However, they must improve on their ODI form, winning just three of 11 games this year in bilateral series. More glaringly, West Indies have not won an ODI series in four years.Sir Viv, a member of the World Cup-winning sides of 1975 and 1979, said he was hopeful the Windies would improve their fortunes.”In the limited-overs game, it all depends on how you play on that particular day. If it is a bad day, even a bad team can defeat you,” Sir Viv pointed out. “I hope to see the team where it belongs.”Sir Viv starred in the 1975 final with three run-outs just months follow-ing his international debut, and also head-lined the 1979 final with a memorable unbeaten 138.last_img read more

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The fruits of visionary thinking

first_imgJust a few days ago, the National Stadium at Providence once again saw sold-out audiences for home games of the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 is truly on its way. With growing anticipation over the years, fans, including children, were characteristically vibrant in their participation throughout the innumerable and predictable celebrations for any given match.This is what CPL has come to represent as it continues to bring people from all backgrounds together in a national demonstration of unity for a common cause. A mere glance at any given moment during a game could cause questioning of the existence of the national crisis which has dominated the news over the past nine months. There seemed little or no room for any such contemplation. Partisanship seemed abandoned as camaraderie and unbridled support once again took over.This is how it has been since the CPL commenced in 2013 and the organisers and franchises must be commended and encouraged to continue providing the opportunities to help unify. The positive impact is not only invaluable, but seemed even more relevant at this juncture. One critical factor to facilitate and sustain this, is the stadium itself. Since its establishment twelve years ago, it has come to symbolise a national vessel for togetherness, be it through CPL games, other sporting events, or concerts.It is possibly an underestimated or even overlooked factor in its very important national role. Without it, what would have been? That’s an important question, especially in the context of the iconic and historic Bourda ground becoming far more easily inundated, seemingly with the slightest of showers. Its use came into question especially when rain became synonymous with cricket and the hosting of international games threatened.With cricket over the years becoming a more globalised sport and heavy emphasis on television marketing, host nations and facilities are thrust into the international spotlight. If, for some reason, that may have been taken for granted, Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007— hosted for the first time by the West Indies— brought home that reality. Host Caribbean nations swiftly went into overdrive to meet international standards.Guyana may have been trapped with the Bourda facility, despite its glorious history, was riddled with drainage and some infrastructural challenges. That placed the country at risk of becoming a host for cricket’s biggest and most prestigious show. Not being a host could not have been an option. A bold decision was then taken to construct a modern facility out of the congested City. With work around the clock, the stadium was realised as was a brand-new mega hotel to boost accommodation capacity.The decision for a new stadium, with infrastructure to facilitate concerts of international standards, exemplified visionary thinking with firm commitment to modernise Guyana. It was one of the many projects that saw Guyana’s infrastructural landscape being positively transformed and the provision of much-needed facilities.The building of four-lane roadways along the East Bank and East Coast of Demerara, the Berbice Bridge, the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, the Marriott Hotel, the University of Guyana Tain Campus, the Ophthalmology Centre, new regional hospitals and schools, upgrading the electricity sector through new power plants and the expansion of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, are just a few initiatives that formed part of Guyana’s modernisation pathway envisaged and implemented by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government.The visionary Amaila Hydroelectricity and Specialty Hospital projects were scuttled by the then APNU/AFC Opposition and funding withheld for the Marriott and expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).That transformation under the PPPC was realised at a time when the country experienced unprecedented and sustained economic growth for many years helping it to earn the label as the Caribbean’s shining star. Then, the economy boomed and it redounded positively to Guyanese as their standard of living and personal wealth were vastly improved.Today, under an APNU/AFC government, things are not as robust. There is continuous lamentation of how sluggish the economy is, how cost of living has risen steeply making it difficult for families to be provided for and the challenges faced by scheduled extensive power outages— a stark difference to just five years ago.In analysing, one can only imagine what could have been had the scuttled projects been realised. One can also only imagine the possibilities which could have been opened up, after all, who, in 2007, other than those with the vision, could have contemplated the positive impact and importance of the stadium? Who then could have imagined the East Bank, especially, being transformed the way it is now? The same question can be asked of the Marriott, the Convention Centre, the Berbice Bridge and the other envisaged transformative projects.Today, their absence is a frightening contemplation. Just imagine the country and cricket without the stadium. Just imagine the lack of opportunities for families to enjoy and cheer at a sporting event there. Without visionary thinking and bold implementation, cricket could not have been played louder and watched in unison at the stadium.last_img read more

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Region 10 dethrones Region 4, Georgetown smashed

first_imgPrimary School Teachers’ JeopardyThe Education Ministry in association with Hodder Education out of the United Kingdom hosted its second Primary School Teachers’ Jeopardy Competition at the Pegasus on Tuesday and defending champions Region Four was dethroned by Region 10.The winning team from Region 10Prior to the actual competition, Hodder Education representative Teeka Chunilall said that they were proud to partner with the Ministry to host the competition. He noted that Hodder was one of the largest publishers in the world.Meanwhile, National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) Director Jennifer Cumberbatch called for greater collaboration between students and teachers in the form of introducing more games, as a learning activity, in the classroom. She urged the teachers present to use the competition as a reference for organising activities that are more exciting so they could capture the attention of the students.CompetitionThe second annual Primary School Teachers’ Jeopardy Competition saw an overconfident Georgetown team being destroyed by the calm team out of Region 10 in the final jeopardy round.Teams from Regions One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, 10 and Georgetown took part in this year’s competition. The Primary School Teachers’ Jeopardy Competition started in 2016 when the Education Ministry teamed up with Hodder Education. The eight teams of three members each were subjected to a preliminary round with the teams with the top three scores advancing to the final round.Region One was represented by Jocelyn Albert, Ingrid Harris and Althea Forde; Region Two by Yasmin Katim, Martin Samaroo and Dhaneshwari Indranie; Region Three by Chevon Washington and Rakesh Ramsamuj; Region Four by Pravina St Davis, Melinna Matthews and Shamiyah Shawh; Region Five by Verla Alfred, Felicia Booker and Valencia La Rose; Region Six by Nisha Deroop, Roger Wilson and Pamela Mootoo; Region 10 by Cehryl Wills, Fernand McCloud and Pamela Cummings; and Georgetown represented by Wendy Johnson, Kitindi Austin and Winston Noel.At the end of the preliminary round, Georgetown had 2600 points, Region 10 had 1900 and defending champions Region Four 2800 points. The Region 10 team then took over the lead.The final Jeopardy category was Education Month with the question being the theme for Education Month 2016 – requiring the contestants to write the complete theme.At this juncture, Region 10 had 7900 points while Georgetown had 6900 and Region 4 4400. They wagered 900, 6900 and 4000 points respectively. Then came the decisive moment with none of the teams getting the correct answer, which was “Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education”.This resulted in Region Four being dethroned and Georgetown walking away with no points.All participants of the competition were awarded small tokens and a certificate of participation.last_img read more

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Rock solid Juventus through to last four

first_imgA Monaco side full of youthful enthusiasm pushed forward for long spells, but Juventus — who had let in just one goal in their previous nine matches — always looked in control and veteran ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon was never seriously threatened.The Italian giants came closest to scoring from a 90th-minute Andrea Pirlo free-kick that clipped the bar and can now look forward to Friday’s semi-final draw, where they will not mind being considered the underdogs alongside Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid.Monaco, meanwhile, bow out with their heads held high, but it was easy to see why they had found the net just three times in four previous home games in the Champions League this season and had won only two of their last nine matches at the Stade Louis II.Aware of the need to find a creative spark, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim gave a start to Portuguese dynamo Bernardo Silva, who had scored the principality club’s last three goals domestically.With him in the team, teenager Anthony Martial preferred to Dimitar Berbatov up front and veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho missing altogether, it was a youthful Monaco side that took to the field at the Stade Louis II, which for once was packed for the occasion.Unsurprisingly, a Juve team with a lead to defend and packed full of wily campaigners was happy to soak up the pressure.They invited the hosts on to them, but Monaco were largely restricted to attempts from long range, including two from the impressive Geoffrey Kondogbia, a thunderous volley that flew wide and another shot that was straight at Buffon.– Penalty claim –When they did make it into the box, the breaks did not go their way, with Andrea Barzagli almost turning a Silva cutback into his own net before Kondogbia had a strong penalty appeal waved away after Vidal clattered into him in the area without appearing to touch the ball.Scottish referee Willie Collum waved play on and did so again when Fabinho upended Alvaro Morata just before the interval, allowing the advantage as Carlos Tevez smashed a shot just past the post.That was a reminder of Juve’s threat, but such forages forward from the Italians became even more rare in the second half, as they dug in and repelled wave after wave of attack from the hosts.Monaco were set up for a more direct approach after Berbatov replaced Jeremy Toulalan at the start of the second period, but while they frequently got into dangerous positions, the quality of their final ball was dreadful.Buffon had Patrice Evra to thank for mopping up the danger after he flapped at a Joao Moutinho cross and was then forced to race off his line to beat Berbatov to a short back-pass.Pirlo then saw his dipping, swerving free-kick hit the woodwork, but that would have merely been the icing on the cake had it gone in.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MONACO, April 22 – Juventus are through to the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 2003 after a goalless draw in their quarter-final, second leg with Monaco on Wednesday saw them progress 1-0 on aggregate.A controversial Arturo Vidal penalty in the first leg in Turin last week ultimately proved enough for the Serie A leaders, who relied on their defensive strength to see off opponents again let down by their lack of quality in the final third.last_img read more

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Stung Enrique readies for famous fightback

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Athletic Bilbao’s defender Mikel Balenziaga during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on August 14, 2015. PHOTO/AFPMADRID, August 15- Barcelona boss Luis Enrique defiantly backed his side to pull off an incredible comeback in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Monday after being thrashed 4-0 by Athletic Bilbao.An under-strength Barca side were torn apart by Athletic on Friday as Mikel San Jose’s stunning opener and a second-half hat-trick from Aritz Aduriz put them on the verge of a first trophy in 31 years. “If there is anyone who can turn this around it is Barca. We will wait till Monday and will give everything we have,” said Enrique.The European champions lifted their fourth trophy of the year earlier in the week, but were equally as shambolic in defence as they threw away a 4-1 lead before overcoming Sevilla 5-4 in extra time.It is the first time in 14 years that Barca have conceded four times in two consecutive games and comes as even more of a shock as it took 13 games for the Catalans to concede eight times last season.“It worries me that we are conceding so many goals,” added Enrique.“We will analyse it and try to correct it. Football is a game of errors. Curiously, we have gone from being the team that it is hardest to score against to conceding easily.”Having played 120 minutes in the searing heat of the Georgian capital Tblisi on Tuesday, Enrique had opted to rest a number of his star names from the start in Bilbao.Barca also recently completed a gruelling pre-season tour in the United States and have a host of players returning from international duty at the Copa America.However, Enrique refused to blame his side’s punishing schedule as an excuse for their lacklustre performance.“We came from competing barely three days ago. I made a lot of changes to the starting 11 and I accept the responsibility as always.“I believe I had to protect the players. This isn’t the point of the season to burden some players with 120 minutes.“I don’t think it is the moment to look for excuses. It is how it is and I accept that.”Dani Alves was one of those most at fault as he was beaten by Sabin Merino to set up Aduriz’s first and then pulled down Borja Etxeita for the penalty from which the veteran striker completed his hat-trick.And he too refused to cite fatigue as an excuse for his side’s awful defending.“It is not normal to concede eight goals in two games, but that is the level of level we are at. Everything is equal and what you have done in the previous games doesn’t matter,” said the Brazilian full-back.“We need to be at our best at the Camp Nou and try to come back. We need to compete and be better in defence.“It is not the time to look for excuses like tiredness, the journeys or the pre-season. We have to improve everything.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Morgan Schneiderlin admits Manchester United must start creating chances with all their possession

first_img Morgan Schneiderlin Morgan Schneiderlin admitted there is no point in controlling possession if you struggle to create anything with it following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow.United had the majority of the ball throughout the match, enjoying 72 per cent possession, but were unable to make it count as they needed to rely on an Anthony Martial header to rescue a point.And midfielder Schneiderlin knew that was where his side slipped up and insisted the Red Devils must improve ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby, live on talkSPORT.“We had good possession of the ball but we could not create enough chances,” he told BT Sport Europe.“Second half was maybe a bit better, maybe Moscow were a little tired, we kept the ball and made them run a lot and then we had some chances in the second half.“We could have played a bit more direct maybe but we know we can improve.”And the Frenchman insists the most important thing was to return to Manchester with a point, ahead of the Russians’ trip to Old Trafford in two weeks’ times.“It’s never easy to come to Russia, we wanted to win but we will take a point,” he added.“We wanted to come here to win, but the most important thing was not to leave here with zero points, sometimes the most important thing is to get what you can and that’s one point.“It’s a bit of mixed feeling, but in the Champions League it is a marathon, it’s not just about one game.” 1last_img read more

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Manchester City XI v West Ham – £73m of talent dropped with academy star to start?

first_img 18. Fabian Delph (left midfield) 21. David Silva (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 11 11 11 11 West Ham v Manchester City, kick off 5.30pm at Upton Park on Saturday 23 January, is live on talkSPORT.Manuel Pellegrini’s side sit one point off leaders Arsenal and second-placed Leicester City, as they look to close the gap on the pair by sealing victory over the unpredictable Hammers.But who will the club’s Chilean manager call upon for the clash?Will Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling remain on the bench? Has teenager Kelechi Iheanacho earned a second successive Premier League start?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester City line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 10. Sergio Aguero (striker) 11 11 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 26. Martin Demichelis (centre back) 11 11 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right back) 17. Kevin De Bruyne (right midfield) 72. Kelechi Iheanacho (striker)last_img read more

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Pair to return to scene of dramatic rescue

first_img The Willetts had befriended four Cambodian men who were studying at the University of Southern California. The men had worked in their country’s Ministry of Education. Three of them had families in Phnom Penh. The mission was a success. But there was one problem. “Once we got the children over here, their parents were basically unemployed,” Pat said. “So we divvied (the children) up between the Jaycee families, hosting them six months to a year or more till the families could afford to keep them again.” Three of the children took turns living with the Willetts, who have two children of their own. Pok Ravith, then 6, stayed for six months, his brother Ravuth, 12, stayed for a year, and their cousin Hang Rumony, 15, moved in the following year. The children would visit their families on the weekends. In the Cambodian, or Khmer language, the surname precedes the given name. Rumony’s father was the country’s former prime minister, Pat said. The girl had been sent to Washington, D.C., where she stayed with the Cambodian ambassador. When the ambassador found himself suddenly unemployed, Rumony came west. Her father had stayed behind, trying to form a government. When the Khmer Rouge took over, they killed him. Rumony’s mother, brother and sister were later discovered in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her brother Rumonea stayed with the Willetts for a time. Flash forward to December 2005. The Willets are visiting Pok Than, the father of Ravith and Ravuth. Pok’s granddaughter and his daughter Ramie will be visiting at the same time. Ramie was supposed to live with the Willetts, but Rumony took her place. Pok returned to Cambodia about five or six years ago. He became secretary of state in charge of education and athletics after a failed bid for a senate seat. Before the war he was the deputy minister of education, Willett said. The couple had wanted to visit the region before but kept putting if off because they felt the country was unsafe and unstable, Rich said. When Pok extended the invitation this time the couple gladly let him plan the entire trip. His villa on the coast of Thailand may be one stop on the itinerary. The Willetts anticipate their visit to the Angkor Wat temple will be a highlight. They expect to linger for days, touring the immense pyramid adorned with bas relief carvings, which was built in the 12th century. It is encircled by a moat that is 570 feet wide and about 4 miles long. The sightseeing will be mixed with business. Two of the couples’ four suitcases will be stuffed with toiletries, art supplies and children’s clothes destined for needy schools and an orphanage in Phnom Penh for HIV-positive children. Some of booty was donated by Pat Willett’s colleagues. The nearly monthlong trip will include stops in Bangkok, at an island off the coast of Thailand and, possibly, Vietnam. “The fun part about all of this is we’ve hosted all these kids, now we’re starting to go back the other way,” Pat said. Over the years, the two have opened their doors to children from Saudi Arabia, Chile, Australia, Iraq, Hungary, Russia, Uzbekistan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Britain, France, Africa and Japan. “There are (about) 17 who call us Mom and Dad,” Rich said. About two years ago, the couple spent time in Chile with the family of one of those 17, Vicente Cordero. “We are family,” Cordero said. “We spend the holidays together. My two kids call (the Willetts) Grandma and Grandpa.” Cordero, 39, a traffic engineer for the city of Los Angeles who lives in Saugus, had lived with the Willetts for a year when he was 17, and when he was 20 he returned for five years. Cordero said Pat is the serious one, and Rich is funny. After the refugee children came to America, other refugees were brought to the Marine base at Camp Pendleton, Rich said. The Willetts would visit them. “One time, we went to the base and they said you had to have the name of the person you want to visit,” Rich said. He had no name but that did not stop him. “We said ‘elaI elaI q,Ut,”‘ he said. It sounded like a name and did the trick. But the Cambodians fell down laughing. “It means ‘dumb dumb crazy,”‘ Rich said. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Pat, 64, is the spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District. Her husband, Rich, 66, has retired from his career as a general contractor but still performs some contracting jobs. Pat was drawn to the children’s plight when a man working for a relief organization called the newspaper she worked for – “in a panic” – about the youngsters’ fate, she said. Rich, who was involved with the Jaycees, shared her concern and mobilized his group to help out. The Jaycees, young businessmen and -women, raised about $12,000, which paid for many things, including the airline tickets. The organization also secured a bank loan, which the Cambodian families and Jaycees jointly paid off. The Americans originally planned to rescue about 10 children, but the number grew to 15. “Officials helped us get our children out if we took theirs, too,” Willett said. One man, Kong Orn, was the director of refugees, and the other was General Long Mon, Willett said. The group also was aided by the State Department and U.S. Rep. Barry M. Goldwater Jr. NEWHALL – Pat and Rich Willett left Thursday for a trip down memory lane to a faraway place they have feared but never seen. The memory part stems from their involvement with Cambodia. More than 30 years ago, as the Vietnam War overflowed into neighboring Cambodia, the Willetts helped spirit 15 children out of Southeast Asia on one of the last rice delivery planes to land at the airport at Phnom Phen – the capital of Cambodia – before it was closed, Pat said. “They would literally fly in and throw the rice bags off – the Khmer Rouge was shelling the airport,” she said. “The first time they were turned away because (the shelling) was too heavy and the plane could not land. “A couple of days or so later, (the crew) flew in … threw the rice bags off and threw the children in. It didn’t stay on the ground long.” last_img read more

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Things To Do

first_img Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Zonta Club will host its annual Status of Women celebration brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. Tickets: $30. Call (661) 296-4401. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Auction Dinner Dance to benefit Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 5:20 p.m. Saturday at the Deukmejian Grand Ballroom in Mission Hills. Tickets: $65. Call Pat Olesh at (661) 251-0959. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Spaghetti dinner to honor St. Joseph Day, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. The spaghetti is free but meatballs, sausage and desserts will be available for a small donation. Proceeds will benefit the church’s community projects. Call Marianne Douglas at (661) 250-1030. St. Francis Dam tour will include a historical lecture and bus tour of the dam site, 1-3 p.m. Sunday departing from the SCV Historical Society in Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Cost: $35. Call (661) 254-1275. To submit an event for the Things To Do 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. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Zoz, Bard of Ireland” will be presented, 7 p.m. today through Saturday at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 522. Jazz/Pop Concert, 7:30 p.m. today and Friday in the gym at Canyon High School, 19300 W. Nadal St. Canyon Country. Tickets: $6, or $5 with ASB card. Call (661) 252-6110. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $25, or $10 for children. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Call Al Taylor at (661) 254-2735. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “As You Like It” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304. Jackson Perdue and Steve Mazan will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Santa Clara River Valley Railfest will feature train rides, arts and crafts, displays and food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Central Park in Fillmore. Call (800) 773-8724. Reptile Festival will feature reptile and amphibian displays, games, crafts and contests, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more

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