Thursday, Feb. 25 Controller to Speak State Controller Kathleen Connell speaks at a Calabasas Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. For information: (818) 222-5680. How to Sell Out Businesses For Sale Magazine holds a workshop on how to buy, sell or value a business from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Cost is $20. For information or reservations: (800) 400-6084. Friday, March 5 Valley VOTE Count The County Registrar of Voters, which has been poring over the signatures gathered by Valley VOTE to force a study of the San Fernando Valley’s secession from Los Angeles, will release the results of its tally today. If it turns out that not enough of the signatures were valid, Valley VOTE will have 15 days to collect new ones. Saturday, March 6 Boot Camp The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles SIGGRAPH, and Women in Animation holds an Educators Boot Camp and Career Boot Camp at the Universal Hilton Hotel and Towers, 555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City. The workshop will focus on computer animation. For information: (310) 288-1148.