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Dottin happy with role as death specialist bowler at Women’s World T20

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Deandra Dottin says she is comfortable with her role as a death overs specialist after West Indies knocked out India yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the T20 Women’s World Cup.Dottin (3-16) bowled an outstanding last over to spur West Indies to a nerve-racking three-run win over India in their Group B game at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over dismissed Sushma Verma to restrict India to 111 for nine.”My heart was very good. I am accustomed, I love bowling last overs. It has become a trend for me having to bring my team to victory. I like being in that position,” declared Dottin.”The captain told me I have to limit the boundaries. Bowl yorkers. I said ‘it’s OK we got this’. I still have my nerve. When I am bowling I don’t have nerve. It is only when am batting I have nerves. So I am just calm when I am bowling.”Dottin made 45 and Stafanie Taylor, the Windies Women’s captain, led the way with 47, sharing a crucial fourth-wicket stand of 77 that anchored the Caribbean side to 114 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs, after they were put into bat.”The game plan was to stay there as long as possible,” said Dottin. “Knock around the ball, get the singles, the twos and pounce on the bad balls, try not to make rash shots. But the whole idea was to stay there until the last couple of overs.”The result meant that the West Indies Women ended the group stage in second position with six points – two behind group winners England Women. They will face New Zealand Women on Thursday in semi-final action at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.”We are looking forward to playing New Zealand,” said Dottin.”We actually have the chance to be in the finals. So it’s just some work that needs to be done and this team will bring it home.”last_img read more

Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov in Brisbane

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kyrgios served superbly in the second and third sets, winning over 80 percent of points on his first serve and facing just one break point.Dimitrov, on the other hand, has struggled with his serve all week and Kyrgios was able to take full advantage, with his returns keeping the Bulgarian under constant pressure.He cracked at 3-3 in the third set and was broken, and the way Kyrgios was serving, the match was as good as over.“I hadn’t beaten him before (so) going into today, I knew that I was going to do something a little different,” Kyrgios said.The Australian said he wanted to disrupt Dimitrov’s rhythm and be aggressive.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return during the men’s singles against Steve Johnson of America at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNAControversial Australian Nick Kyrgios produced two sets of superb tennis to see off top seed Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday and reach the final of the Brisbane International.Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and set up a decider against American Ryan Harrison.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He played a pretty solid first set, I played a pretty loose game to get broken,” Kyrgios said.“From then on, I felt pretty in control of the match.”Kyrgios will be the overwhelming favourite to win his fourth title when he takes on Harrison. The two players have some history between them, going back to 2015 when in a match against Stan Wawrinka, Kyrgios told the Swiss star that fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with his girlfriend.A week later Harrison and Kokkinakis had to be separated by officials during a fiery match, with Harrison reportedly saying “Wawrinka should’ve decked Kyrgios and I should deck that kid.”But Kyrgios downplayed any tension between the two.“(Our) matches haven’t been very close, so I don’t really know why there’s much history there,” he said.De Minaur had looked like becoming an unlikely finalist when he took the first set against Harrison, the world number 47, and led 5-3 in the second set tiebreak.However, Harrison stepped up the pressure and reeled off the next four points to take the set and level the match.Harrison then broke de Minaur twice at the start of the decider and although the Australian got one break back he was unable to complete the comeback.  Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Hornets whip slumping Lakers Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Harrison had earlier ended the fairytale run of 18-year-old wildcard Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in two hours and 37 minutes.Kyrgios admitted after his quarter-final win over Alexandr Dolgopolov that he sometimes turns his talent on and off “like a tap”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd as he has done all week, he started slowly against defending champion Dimitrov, losing the first set to a single break of serve.But he came out firing in the second set, breaking Dimitrov twice and taking just 30 minutes to level the match. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 awardlast_img read more

NTAL President Calls On Gov’t to Place Supplementary Teachers on MoE Payroll

first_imgNTAL President Mary Mulbah Nyumah.The president of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL), Mary Mulbah Nyumah, says getting the names of supplementary teachers on the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) regular payroll is crucial and needs government’s urgent attention to address the issue.She said majority of the teachers across the counties have their names still on supplementary payroll and are yet to be placed on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll.Mrs. Nyumah said this situation was creating problems for them and, as a result, majority of them have been underpaid; they fear that their names could be dropped any time by the MoE.She believes that if these teachers are placed on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll, they will be motivated to render more services in molding the minds of the young people.According to her, some of these teachers have been on the supplementary payroll for the past four to five years, because much attention has not been given to make sure that their status is regularized on the Ministry of Education’s regular payroll.She said if the goal of the government’s pro-poor agenda must be achieved, especially in the educational sector, the issue of supplementary teachers should be a priority.Mrs. Nyumah made the call over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County, at programs marking the observance of World Teachers Day, organized by the Margibi County branch of the NTAL.The celebration was held under the theme, “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.”Nyumah said the observance of the World Teachers Day reminds all teachers worldwide that the right to education cannot be realized without trained and qualified teachers.The NTAL president also used the occasion to caution female teachers in the country to advance themselves academically by taking advantage of the University of Liberia Teachers college where they will be able to acquire higher education.She said they should not be satisfied with the little knowledge they have acquired at the teachers training institutes or the B and C certificates they have achieved. Rather, they should do all they can to obtain a degree that will enable them to be on par with their colleagues on the international scene.The guest speaker, former Booker Washington Institute (BWI) principal Mulbah Jackollie, said the molding of the minds of the youth needs the collective effort of both teachers and parents. When such cordial relations are built between parents and the school authorities, he noted, the students stand to acquire the requisite knowledge they deserve.Jackollie commended the NTAL leadership of Margibi County for organizing the World Teachers Day program to give special recognition to the teachers of Margibi county and Liberia as a whole.The World Teachers Day program was attended by several teachers, including the leadership of NTAL from its head office in Monrovia, as well as the presidents of Bong and Nimba Teachers’ Associations and an array of teachers and education workers from the four educational districts of Margibi 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

Govt yet to get handle on rampant backtrack use – Felix

first_imgThey know what the problem is, but according to Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, the Government has been unable to get control of the rampant backtrack use at Guyana’s borders by immigrants. Felix made this admission during a press conference at his headquarters on Wednesday. The Minister originally called the press conference to clear the air on his recent meeting with Haitian immigrants.He was reminded that during an appearance before the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Foreign Relations, he had expressed concerns over the use of backtrack routes and the fact that this accounts largely for the disproportionate number of persons leaving the country compared to those entering.“At that time, I was referring to both the Corentyne coast as well as to the Rupununi. And the situation is the same. If you examine what is happening on the Corentyne, you will discover that there is no way you can put your hand on anyone leaving backtrack. Because of the number of backtrack use they have,” Felix said.“You can start from [Number] 64, 62 [Villages] to Moleson creek. There’s no way you can do that. I worked in that area. We tried to arrest backtrackers. You know what? Even before cell phones came out, they had signals. So boat would come in and they would remain out on the sea and wait you out.”Felix noted that as a consequence of issues including jurisdictional constraints on the sea, the backtrack routes on the Corentyne coast have not been completely shut down. Felix noted that monitoring backtrack traffic in the Rupununi is even more difficult.“Because it’s over a thousand miles of border between Guyana and Brazil. What is being done now is to check the really vulnerable areas where anybody might be leaving and to see how well we can manage it to create a deterrence against using Guyana as a transit point without reporting to immigration.”The Minister also admitted during his press conference that there will always be weaknesses in the system that the Government will have to keep an eye on. Asked if the Government’s theory was that these immigrants were indeed leaving and not settling illegally in Guyana, Felix claimed that it was.“No, they’re not staying here. And we know that they’re leaving,” the Minister said, adding that the issue is not just political will. According to Felix, adequately patrolling the border requires technology, a reaction force, training and funding.Recent records from the authorities had shown that over 22,000 persons entered Guyana from January to April. The Ministry had revealed that of this number, only 6170 had departed. In addition, it was shown that there are no records of 17,615 immigrants departing from 2013 to 2018.A breakdown of the statistics shows that over the past 7 months, over 8500 Haitians entered the country, but a fraction of that number left. In 2017, 3515 Haitians came but only 291 departed. And according to media reports, up to April of last year, 1238 came and 85 departed.In 2017, a total of 44,747 Cubans came to Guyana, but 7255 were unaccounted for. Recent figures released by the authorities indicate that for the first seven months of the year, 41,272 Cuban nationals came to Guyana via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Meanwhile, the figures indicate that some 11,119 Trinidad and Tobago nationals arrived in Guyana between January and July of 2019. Total arrivals taking into account all nationalities stood at 135,220.The parliamentary Opposition has been vociferous in its contention that a massive people smuggling ring is being orchestrated. It is a contention that President David Granger and Felix have vehemently denied.last_img read more

‘Wise’ needs some rest, says Kimanzi

first_img“He (Owino) should be back soon, but I want him to rest. If he has good rest then he can have a bigger impact in the second round. Sometimes it is good to have a break though not entirely because of injury because this is a player who has featured for three seasons consecutively without rest,” Kimanzi said.Owino has been a core figure for the Slum Boys especially last season when they were fighting relegation, his leadership on and off the pitch delivering the perfect tranquility to aid the young side into safety.This season, Mathare have started strongly and he is expected to play an even bigger role if they are to challenge Gor Mahia for the league crown.Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi issues instructions during a past Kenyan Premier League match Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABut despite a good start to the campaign, Kimanzi’s Slum Boys have not had a smooth run over the past four fixtures, losing twice consecutively and drawing the last two, results that have seen them drop to third in the standings with 25 points, two behind leaders Gor who have three games at hand.But despite that run, there isn’t cause for alarm for the experienced tactician who believes it is just a matter of time before they get their winning mojo back.“We have had two heavy matches back to back and getting a point there is good. Sometimes you don’t have to be all that sad because of a draw especially when you look at the quality of the opponent,” Kimanzi added.Mathare followed up their 2-2 draw against Gor Mahia with a 1-1 draw against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.Meanwhile, Sharks have also had a shaky start to the season and seem a huge shadow of their selves last season. William Muluya’s men have not won in seven games and in that period, they have picked up four draws off the last five matches.Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya walks out of his technical area during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Mathare United at Camp Toyoyo on May 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We need to do better in our attacking because that is the area that has not worked out well for us with the high number of draws. We scored one goal (against Mathare) which is a good thing and now we need to score a second and win in the next game,” Muluya noted.He said he was impressed with their performance against Mathare terming it a fair point in a game that they hugely dominated and had the lion’s share of chances.“The dry period will not be for long and I am optimistic the rain is coming soon,” further added the tactician.They had a brilliant performance against Mathare, an improved show from their last three games and he credits most of this to the return of midfielder Sven Yidah who played a massive role in the Sunday evening tie.Elsewhere, Tusker FC continued their resurgence under Robert Matano with their third consecutive win having beaten Bandari FC 2-0 at their backyard in Mombasa, Brian Osumba scoring twice.KPL weekend results:Saturday: Sony 0-0 KK Homeboyz, Nzoia 0-2 Ulinzi Stars, Bandari 0-2 Tusker FC, Chemelil 0-0 AFC Leopards.Sunday: Kariobangi Sharks 1-1 Mathare United, Vihiga 0-1 Sofapaka, Zoo 2-3 Nakumatt, Wazito 0-1 Thika United0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United skipper George Owino celebrates a goal in a past match with teammate Lennox Ogutu. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7- Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi says skipper George ‘Wise’ Owino’s injury might be a blessing in disguise to give the experienced defender time to rest as he has played consistently over the past three seasons.Owino sustained a hairline fracture on his ankle during the side’s 1-0 loss to Wazito FC on April 21 and has missed the games against Gor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks with his return date yet to be established.last_img read more

Exclusive – Mackay: West Ham’s link to Eto’o proves the club is ambitious

first_imgMalky Mackay believes West Ham are proving they want to ‘kick on’ in the Premier League next season by trying to bring in the likes of Samuel Eto’o.Eto’o, who was released by Chelsea at the end of the season, had been linked with a move to Hammers as a replacement for the crocked Andy Carroll, but it is believed his high wages proved too much of a stumbling block.It is shaping up to be a difficult season at Upton Park, particularly after co-owner David Sullivan extraordinarily revealed to talkSPORT that the board were at loggerheads with boss Sam Allardyce over the future of controversial midfielder Ravel Morrison.The Hammers chief also criticised the manager’s transfers in recent years and implied they would not accept a repeat performance this season of the poor showing last time out.But former West Ham defender Mackay believes it is not all doom and gloom in east London.“I think it’s a huge blow for them losing Andy for four months,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “They thought they had him fit over the summer but then he’s had an injury in pre-season.“They feel they’re now light. I think Enner Valencia has been a terrific signing but they obviously still feel they need something else. There’s talk this morning of Peter Crouch being available.“It shows the ambition of David Gold and David Sullivan [if they’ve gone after Eto’o], that they do want to kick on and stay in the Premier League and do well next year.”last_img read more

Five reasons why City will FOREVER be in Man United’s shadow!

first_img 3. Financial Fair Play means City can’t just keep relying on oil money to buy success – click the arrow above, right, to see two more reasons why Man City will remain in United’s shadow – With United bossing the Premier League when Sheikh Mansour took over City in 2008, while Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool desperately clung to the Red Devils’ coattails, the only way for the blue half of Manchester to muscle into the top four was by spending silly money. Thanks to Mansour’s oil-derived wealth, City rose from also-rans to Premier League title winners, yet in the seven years that have passed, United have still won three titles to City’s two. Meanwhile, City’s Champions League efforts have been laughable. Now, with Financial Fair Play in force and City’s ageing squad in decline, they can’t just go out and outbid United by flashing Mansour’s money as if it was going out of fashion. Given the same wage, which club would a world class footballer rather join? 5. United’s trophies DWARF City’s honours list – click the arrow above, right, to see four more reasons why Man City will remain in United’s shadow – Of the 52 major trophies won by both clubs, 39 have been United successes, compared to 13 won by Man City. 20 league titles to City’s four, 11 FA Cups to City’s five, four League Cups versus City’s three and, of course, three European Cups/Champions Leagues against NONE won by City. And we haven’t even counted Club World Cups, Intercontinental Cups, Super Cups and Community Shields! How long would it take for the Blue Moon to eclipse United’s roll of honour? Probably longer than any of us will be around to witness, if it ever happened. 5 5 4. Even when City have won something, United have quickly eclipsed them, like Matt Busby’s 1968 European Cup winners overshadowing City’s title win (above) – click the arrow above, right, to see three more reasons why Man City will remain in United’s shadow – City’s moments in the sun have historically been fleeting. They were the first Manchester club to win a major trophy – the 1904 FA Cup – but within five years United had won the Cup and Manchester’s first top flight title. City won their first league championship in 1937, then became the only reigning champions to be relegated the next season! In 1968 City won their second title, only for United to steal their thunder when they became the first English club to win the European Cup that same month. In 2011 City ended a 35-year wait for silverware when they won the FA Cup… on the same day United clinched a record-breaking 19th league title. A year later City dramatically pipped United to the title in the final seconds of the season, only for the Red Devils to walk the following campaign’s title ‘race’. Now, a year after City won their second Premier League trophy, they find themselves below United again. 2. But when it comes to finances, United are on far more solid ground thanks to their global appeal – click the arrow above, right, to see a key reason why Man City will remain in United’s shadow – There’s no doubt that money helps clubs win trophies in modern football, which is why United’s position in the rich list shows City are in their shadow. Only Real Madrid can claim to beat United’s ability to generate income – thanks to the kind of global appeal City can only dream of – which could prove crucial in light of FFP. In fact, the Red Devils have remained competitive despite the Glazers sucking hundreds of millions in interest payments out of the club. With better owners, United would have a frightening amount of money to spend on players. For City it is the opposite problem: without their UAE backing, where would they be? 1. Crowds – At no point since 1945 have City EVER averaged a higher home attendance than United over the course of a season. For most of the past few years United’s crowds have been nearly 30,000 higher than City’s. Capacity at the Etihad is due to increase to 55,000, but doubts remain as to whether the club can fill those seats on a regular basis… and it will still hold 20,000 less fans than Old Trafford. 5 5 5 Manchester United’s 4-2 derby win over Manchester City put the Red Devils four points clear of their local rivals, giving the red half of the city bragging rights once more.City’s Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014, coupled with United’ post-Alex Ferguson decline, seemed to have shifted the balance of power in Manchester, but was it only temporary?Check out five reasons why it could be argued that City will always be in United’s shadow, in the slideshow above.What do you think? Comment below!last_img read more

‘You are very lucky to be in a club like this’ – Lionel Messi explains his views to club kids

first_imgFresh from winning his fifth Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi answered sat and questions from captain’s of Barcelona’s various youth sides.The Argentine came through the youth ranks at the Spanish club and shared his award with the potential stars of the future.Messi revealed how he remains motivated despite the medals and trophies he has won and discusses his time at La Masia.In total, the 28-year-old has won seven league titles, four Champions Leagues, three Spanish Cups as well as those five Ballon d’Or gongs.last_img read more

Man shot to death in Koreatown

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 20-year-old man died today after being shot in front of an apartment complex in Koreatown, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 11:37 p.m. yesterday, at 926 South Mariposa Avenue, near James M. Wood Blvd., according to Lt. Victor Davalos of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station. Officers called to the scene found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the street in front of the complex, Davalos said. It was unclear if he lived there, he added. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The victim was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m., he said. More than one suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a dark colored compact traveling southbound on South Mariposa Avenue toward San Marino Street, Davalos said. A motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, he said. —————————————— For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img“Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival will feature live music, poetry, a fashion show and cowboy cuisine, today through Sunday at Melody Ranch and other venues across the city. Call (800) 305-9755 or visit www.cowboyfestival.org for tickets. Women Artists of the West fifth annual art exhibit and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Contact Kendra Page at kendrapage@sbcglobal.net. “As He Lay” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Little Theater at California State University, Northridge. Tickets: $35 for today and $70 for Saturday, which includes a post-show reception. Proceeds benefit the Valley Trauma Center, a sexual assault services agency that serves the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Call Sheri Strahl at (818) 756-5330. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Cinderella” will be presented by the Golden Valley drama department, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $12. Call (661) 298-8140, Ext. 1616. Spring Fling Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. West Ranch Dance Team will present its end of year show, “In the Light,” 7:30 p.m. today in the West Ranch gymnasium, 26255 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 222-1220. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Laramie Project” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and Thursday and May 6 in the Black Box Theatre at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 362-5304. John DiCrosta and Davis Zasloff will perform, 9 p.m. today 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. Adventure Race, 8 a.m. and Big Blue Off-Road Triathlon, 10 a.m. Saturday at Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Call (530) 546-1019. Book signing and gospel concert will celebrate motherhood, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Inspirational Home & Garden, 23120 Lyons Ave., Suite 16, Newhall. Call (661) 799-1609. 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. 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. Kitchen Kabaret will feature music, gourmet desserts and a silent auction, 7 p.m. Saturday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26440 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Assistance League Footsteps 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Operation School Bell project, 8 a.m. Sunday at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call Chris Tanner at (661) 254-0567. Arthritis Walk, 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Call Terri Soto at (818) 995-7378. Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host a Rose Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Bob and Kitty Belendez, 21133 Kingscrest Drive, Saugus. Admission is free. Call (661) 296-5033. 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. “Go the Distance” concert will benefit the David Ewart family, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 255-1301. Mariachi Magic Show will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Spring Concert will feature the Women’s Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensembles A and B, Advanced Concert Choir and Mixed Choir, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Valencia High Theater, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 294-1188. “Grease” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday through May 6 at Rio Norte Junior High, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 295-3700. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more