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Posted: June 2, 2009 10:30 p.m.
Updated: June 3, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Red Cross honors heroes
The Red Cross is currently seeking nominations for SCV residents who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others in the past year and consistently show exemplary compassion. The American Red Cross will hold its annual "Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast" at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. All proceeds from the event will benefit Red Cross emergency response and educational services in Santa Clarita. Application forms can be downloaded at and accepted until June 15. Info: (661) 259-1805.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 713-8634.

Rancho Camulos offers tours
Docent led public tours are available without appointment February through November on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and year round by appointment. Rancho Camulos is a National Historic Landmark where the early California lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment and was the setting for "Ramona," the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. Suggested donation for the one hour tour is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. The Museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. Info: (805) 521-1501 or

Docents needed at Rancho Camulos
Become a part of where the history, myth and romance of Old California still linger. Lead tours or volunteer to assist with other museum activities depending on your interests and availability. Join us as we expand to meet the needs of our new Visitor Center. Info: or call the museum (805) 521-1501.

LETMESAIL June calendar of events
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
Saturday, June 6; "Second Annual Summer Luau"; 7-9 p.m.; LARC Ranch; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road
Monday, June 8; "Anchors Aweigh" Hike Day; 10-11 a.m.; Meet at Rice Canyon; Call LMS office for directions
Monday, June 8; "LMS Drama Club" History of Rock & Roll; Dress Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Start Smart class for teens at CHP

The Start Smart class is aimed at helping newly licensed drivers and future licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. Teens attend this class with their parent(s).

The class is held at the Newhall Area California Highway Patrol Station, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia.  Classes wil be held June 23, July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide  name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

Farmer's Market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. Info: (805) 529-6266,

‘Toastmaster' public speaking group
The "Specialty Toastmaster Club" meets every other Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Specialty Labs' Theater at 27027 Tourney Road. Meetings are for people who want to learn, practice and improve public speaking skills. Info: (661) 210-2435.

Sports Club meeting
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Six Flags Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info:, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.

Soccer sign-ups end today
Registration for the upcoming fall AYSO soccer season will end today for the Santa Clarita Valley. There are a series of walk-in registrations at local schools, though one can also be registered online. AYSO Region 678 is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that provides age-specific soccer programs for children from age 5 to 18. Parent-volunteers welcome. Info:

Start Smart class for teens at CHP
The Start Smart class is aimed at helping newly licensed drivers and future licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. Teens attend this class with their parent(s). The class is held at the Newhall Area California Highway Patrol Station, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Classes wil be held June 23, July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
June 20-21
July 18-19
Learn proper shooting techniques and more at this family-friendly event. The Wes Thompson Piru Rifle Range is located at 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040. Info:

60 minutes with a portrait artist
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association presents Tandy Zorba, fourth speaker in a series of free art lectures titled "60 Minutes with an Artist," from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Tandy's topic is Living Portraiture. ViewZorba's work at: Info: (661) 618-8843 or (661) 251-0944. For additional information visit

Special Olympics at GU in Valencia
Special needs athletes from throughout Southern California will converge upon Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia at 10 a.m. today, as the local gym and the Santa Clarita Valley chapter of the Special Olympics host the gymnastics competition of the region's Special Olympics summer games. Spectators will be admitted free. Gymnastics Unlimited, 28373 Constellation Road, Valencia, in the Rye Canyon Business Park. Info:

SCV Off the Grid meets at Saturn
SCV Off the Grid monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Discussions to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV. One goal is to convert whole neighborhoods by getting HOAs to buy bulk and keep cost down for families that want to retrofit their homes. Saturn of Santa Clarita second floor meeting room, 23645 Creekside, Valencia. Info, RSVP to Steve Kassel (661) 259-3704.

Dive into fitness with aqua fitness
Linda Bennett, fitness director of the SCV Seniors facility, will teach a Tuesday/Thursday session of Aqua Fitness at Bouquet Canyon Seniors facility, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus beginning Tuesday, June 2. Water Walking/warm-up begins at 8:30 a.m. The Active class runs from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students are asked to bring a towel, aqua shoes, sunscreen and bottled water. The cost is $5 per class for those over 60, and $6 per class for those under 60. Classes run through October. Info: Linda, (661) 993-3969 or SCV Senior Center (661) 259-9444, or e-mail Linda at

Art and jewelry boutique June 4
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association and Artistic Smiles Family Dentist & Orthodontist will host a public reception with an art and jewelry boutique from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 4. Affordable art and jewelry will be displayed for purchase as well as the art hanging on the walls of the corridor and dental rooms. Refreshments will be served. SCAA Members, Jackie Sofen and Peggy Patti will display miniature paintings in frames. Jaylene Armstrong will showcase her jewelry. Jackie Nichols will be selling hand-painted wooden plaques and small paintings. Evie Ross will have a table of digital motivation prints. Artistic Smiles, 24155 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. (661) 222-7724.

Fiesta Poker tourny fun at Westridge
The Soroptomist International of Santa Clarita Valley’s Fiesta Poker Tournament will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Evening of poker, celebrities, prizes, plus festive food and beverages. Guests will have the opportunity to play for prizes and top honors in a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament alongside celebrities and professional poker players. Buy in is $100, with three rebuys at $40 each, and a final add on of $60.

Buy-in for cash games is $40. Guests and spectators can join in the fun for $25. 6 p.m. Westridge Horizon Clubhouse, 26960 Sycamore Meadow, Westridge. Info: (661) 803-8149.

VIA Business to Business show

Valley Industrial Association Business to Business Industry Show Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. Booths and sponsorships are available. Info: (661) 294-8088 or e-mail

Boy’s Night Out to benefit nonprofit
The  Boy’s Night Out to benefit Domestic Violence Center of SCV will be held 6 p.m. Friday, June 6. Men’s only BBQ and cigar night hosted by Bob Kellar — a catered yet casual event with an open bar and cigars. All proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Center of the SCV. Info: (661) 259-8175.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.  Annual dues are $25.
June 11 — Speaker/designer Rob Appel from Cotton Ball quilt shop
July 9 — Guild auction
Aug. 13 — Game night
Nov. 12 — Guest speaker Alicia about batting
Dec. 10 — Guild holiday party

‘Stagecoach’ at Friday Flickers
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present John Ford’s landmark 1939 Western film “Stagecoach” starring John Wayne at dusk (around 8 p.m.) Saturday, June 13. Gates open at 7 p.m. The film, which is part of the “Flickers at the Junction” film series, will be presented outdoors (weather permitting) at Heritage Junction, Newhall (inside William S. Hart Park) at 24107 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

The suggested donation is $5, which includes free popcorn. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Friends of the Libraries book sale
SCV Friends of the Libraries will host a summer book sale  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. A members only pre-sale will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 12. Funds raised will benefit the libraries of the SCV. Donations accepted at SCV libraries but no magazines or encyclopedias. Info: Dorothy, (661) 252-3980 or Pauline at (661) 259-3681.

Fourth annual A.A. Men’s Day

Santa Clarita Valley Convention of A.A. fourth annual Men’s Day banquet, 5:30 p.m. June 6. Food, fellowship and A.A. speaker. $20 per person. Location: Tesora del Valle Club House 23721 Stoney Creek Road,  Valencia. Info: (661) 310-0384 or buy tickets online at

ALS support group to meet
SCV ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) support group for all affected, including families will meet 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: Kimberley Daughton at (818) 865-8067 x225.


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