Photos of the Week: Feb. 18 – 24, 2017

Children are encouraged to climb trees, and use their imagination as they explore and camp out on the two-acre Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde while attending the first "Playwork Campference (cq)", a four day conference presented by Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play and Pop-Up Adventure Play out of the United Kingdom where attendees explore the benefits of the theory of "playwork", letting children use their imaginations as part of educational and social growth. Dan Watson/The Signal

Two excavators remove mud and debris from the stream bed near Sand Canyon Road and Iron Canyon Road on Saturday as crews work to reopen the roads in Canyon Country which were closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain Feb. 18. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Two excavators remove mud and debris from the stream bed under the Sand Canyon Road bridge near Iron Canyon Road as crews work to reopen the roads on Saturday in Canyon Country. Roads in the area were closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Residents Deanna Romp, left, and Evan Say remove debris from a front yard on Sand Canyon Road on Saturday as clean-up efforts continue to reopen the roads near Iron Canyon Road in Canyon Country which were closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Olin Bujold, 4, left, uses a shovel as he and Finn McCalden-Worrell, 5, dig a hole as they are able to explore the out-of-doors and camp out at Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde as they attend the first "Playwork Campference (cq)", a four day conference presented by Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play and Pop-Up Adventure Play out of the United Kingdom where a group of 90 attendees from eight different countries convened to explore the educational and social benefits of "playwork" on children. Dan Watson/The Signamore
Professor Fraser Brown, Head of Playwork at the School of Health & Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University, UK speaks about the benefits of "playwork" for the educational and social growth of children at the "Playwork Campfernece (cq)", a four day conference presented by Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play and Pop-Up Adventure Play out of the United Kingdom where a group of 90 attendees from eight different countries convened at the Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Children are encouraged to climb trees, and use their imagination as they explore and camp out on the two-acre Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde while attending the first "Playwork Campference (cq)", a four day conference presented by Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play and Pop-Up Adventure Play out of the United Kingdom where attendees explore the benefits of the theory of "playwork", letting children use their imaginations as part of educational and social growth. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Andy Hinchcliffe from the United Kingdom, center, supervises as Hunter McCalden-Worrell, 7, left, and Dallas Dockray, 7, are encouraged to experience the campfire at the first "Playwork Campferece (cq)", held at the two-acre Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Ajda Yargic, 5, laughs as she gets her foot caught and falls off a swing during the first "Playwork Campference (cq)", held at Eureka Villa Adventure Playground in Val Verde on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
A family hikes along a bridge on Sunday at Golden Valley Ranch Open Space off of Placerita Canyon Road. Samie Gebers/ The Signalmore
Bill Brandenstein stops his bike ride to take a photo of Iron Canyon Creek on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, as crews continued to clean up the area after Friday's storm. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
A group of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sand Canyon help to clean up mud and debris from the corner of Sand Canyon Road and Iron Canyon Road on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Boy Scouts from Troop 499 shovel mud and debris into a wheelbarrow at the home of Norman Furr on Iron Canyon Road on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Boy Scouts from Troop 499 of Santa Clarita shake the hands of Iron Canyon Road homeowner Norman Furr, left, after the scouts helped to clear Furr's driveway of mud and debris on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, following Friday's storm. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Marge McKenna, third from left, and Nancy Gabor, in yellow, practice to Frank Sinatra singing "Fly Me To the Moon" during the tap-dancing class at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
One of the participants wears classic tap-dancing shoes at the class at the Santa Clarita Senior Center Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Carl Kanowsky, left, hands a glass of Tablas Creek wine for David Menchaca, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, at a preview night at Salt Creek Grille for One March Night, a fundraiser on March 21 that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Dr. Bijula Yusin, a staff veterinarian at the Castaic Animal Shelter, inspects Dodger, a two-year-old chihuahua, after the dog was neutered. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
FEMA Project Specialist Alieu Sheriff, left, takes notes as he and City of Santa Clarita Emergency Services Supervisor Donna Nuzzi tour the site at the corner of Sand Canyon and Iron Canyon Road in Canyon Country on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
FEMA Project Specialist Alieu Sheriff, left, takes photographs as he and California Office of Emergency Services Disaster Assistance Programs Specialist Reuben Bernaldez tour the Iron Canyon Project site in Canyon Country on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Late afternoon sunlight streaks through the oak trees along the trail at Whitney Canyon on Feb. 15, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
High dynamic range settings helped to capture the falls in Whitney Canyon on Feb. 15, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Late afternoon sunlight highlights the oak trees along the trail in Whitney Canyon on Feb. 15, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Protestors drop to the floor outside Congressman Steve Knight's office on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2017, after they were unable to meet with anyone from his office about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Protestors drop to the floor outside Congressman Steve Knight's office on Feb. 23 after they were unable to meet with anyone from his office about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Linda Davies, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, center, joins a group of supporters for a yes vote on Measure H during a press conference held at the Bridge to Home office in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal;more
Bridge to Home Board President Hunt Braly, Center, and Bridge to Home Executive Director Silvia Gutierrez, right, speak in favor of a yes vote on Measure H during a press conference held at the Bridge to Home office in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Dr. Eugene Dorio, right, stands as one of about 60 people in attendance and asks a question about the accounting oversite of Measure H during a debate over the homelessness tax hike earlier this year. Signal file photo by Dan Watson.more
Katie Hill, executive director and deputy CEO of PATH, a statewide nonprofit organization working to end homelessness, left, and Rick Marshall, California Taxpayers Association chief financial officer, listen to a question as they discuss the pros and cons of Measure H during a debate hosted by The Santa Clarita Valley Signal and College of the Canyons at the University Center in Valencia on Feb. 23. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Grace Miller, 11, eats a piece of cheese pizza while dressed as Ambrose Burnside from the Civil War era during a lunch break from Trinity's annual American Civil War Living History Museum on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Trinity students listen to Civil War reenactors talk about their roles in the war during the school's annual American Civil War Living History Museum on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Six grade students at Trinity Classical Academy sit on steps in front of Civil War reenactors during the school's annual American Civil War Living History Musuem on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Trinity sixth grade students dressed in confederate and union soldier uniforms pose for a group picture during Trinity's annual American Civil War Living History Museum on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signalmore
Firefighters from stations 107 and 132 hose down a charred garden window above a patio damaged by flames on Feb. 24, 2017. (Austin Dave/The Signal)more
A group of home-school children tour a replica home of "Carlos" from Guatemala as they listen to his story on headphones while taking a tour through the Compassion Experience, a 2,000 square foot interactive free exhibit which was placed in the parking lot at Santa Clarita Valley International School in Castaic on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
A group of home-school children listen headphones while visiting a representation of a school room in Uganda while taking a tour through the Compassion Experience, a 2,000 square foot interactive free exhibit which was placed in the parking lot at Santa Clarita Valley International School in Castaic on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore

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