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Posted: June 20, 2009 3:22 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Jazz & Blues Concert Series
The Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway adjacent to the Hyatt Valencia returns  7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28. Music, food and beverage and activities for kids. Admission is free. 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia.

U-pick cherries at Rhodes Orchard
Fun for the entire family, U-pick sweet Bing and Rainier Cherries are now ready for picking, through the month of June, weekends and weekday picking times, (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).  Picking sacks provided, free parking and admission, picnic area available. Cherries $2.75 lb. Info :( 661) 270-1569 or

Cobblestone Cottage food drive
A food drive benefiting Help the Children will be held through June 30 at Cobble Cottage, 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway. Each customer that donates five nonperishable food items will receive 20 percent off Brighton Footwear and for 10 items will receive 30 percent off Brighton Footwear. Info: (661) 253-0209.

Summer camp at Castaic complex

Registration times for summer camp held in Castaic Regional Sports complex are 3-6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Session dates are: June 22 –26, June 29 –July 3, July 6 – 10, July 13 – 17, July 20–24, and July 27 –31. For children aged 5-12, $60.00 per week. Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Castaic Regional Sports complex, 31230 Castaic Road. Info: (661)775-8865 ext. 66.

Orchestron meets Thursdays
Happy Times Orchestron meets 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursdays at The Senior Center, 22900 Market Street. Bring your instrument, all instruments and skill levels are welcome. Info: (661) 298-9553.

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, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. and year round by appointment.  Rancho Camulos is a National Historic Landmark where the early Californio 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

Help for your aching back
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has the information you need — Henry Mayo’s free Spine Education classes are held the second Wednesday of every month, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Outpatient Therapy Services/Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway, Suite 310. RSVPs are encouraged as space is limited. Optional educational material is available for $5. All ages are welcome. To RSVP, call (661) 253-8959.

LETMESAIL June calendar of events
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
Wednesday, June 24; “Anchors Aweigh” Wellness Wednesday; Benefits of Fruit & Minerals; Regional Center; 28470 Avenue Stanford Suite 100;
Thursday, June 25; “Anchors Aweigh” Cardio Kickboxing; 6-6:30 p.m.; Santa Clarita Christian Center; 26017 Huntington Lane Suite B;
Friday, June 26; “ESCAPE” Wizard of Oz; 10 a.m.; COC Performing Art Center; Call LMS office for ticket info;
Sunday, June 28; “SNAP Flag Football & Cheer” Pick Up Game; 5-6:30 p.m.; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or  Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

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,

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.

Ninth Green Valley Artwalk
Support local artists at the ninth annual Green Valley ArtWalk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday June 20-21. Features unique art, live music, artists’ demonstrations, wine tasting and more. Free fun for everyone. From Santa Clarita: Head up San Francisquito Canyon (off of Copper Hill Road between McBean and Seco), travel almost 17 miles on San Francisquito to Green Valley, or head up Bouquet Canyon Road, turn left at Spunky Canyon (several miles up the canyon). Info: Kitty (661) 270-9353. E-mail: or

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson’s Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
June 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:

School boundary adjust meeting
Families in the Mint Canyon School attendance area and incoming seventh and eighth graders at La Mesa Junior High School are invited to attend an informational meeting on proposed attendance boundary adjustments proposed by the Hart School District. The proposed adjustments would affect students from the Sierra Highway corridor north of Soledad Canyon Road and would take effect in August 2010. Meeting 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in the multipurpose room at Mint Canyon School. The proposed changes will be explained and public input will be accepted.

Newcomers and Friends social group
Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all ladies to the SCV or are in a new place in life. Join for coffee 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Starbuck’s, 25912 McBean Pkwy. in Granary Square. Info:

Enterprise Zone breakfast workshop
An Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24 at the Westfield Valencia Shopping Center Community Room located at 24201 Valencia Boulevard. Free and includes breakfast. RSVP & Info: (661)286-4071 or

Silver Rose debs information night
The Silver Rose Debutante Information Night will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Greeley Conference Room. RSVP & Info: Cathy Montoya (661)255-7896 or

Black Business Networking mixer
SCV Black Business Committee Networking mixer will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Free event, mix mingle and share your business. Appetizers and special BBC menu. Free raffle ticket for all who arrive before 5:30 p.m. Info: Kacey Thorps, (661) 294-5290.

A pour for  the Hoefflin cause
Sample  outstanding boutiqe wines and enjoy tempting tapas while supporting the Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s efforts to defeat pediatric cancer one child at a time.  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The Courtyard by Marriott 28523 Westinghouse Place Valencia. Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the door.(661) 250-4100 or

Democrats meet at Vincenzo’s
Meet with fellow Democrats at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Learn about the latest SCV, state and national events and opportunities.  All Democrats welcome. Info: (661)222-7194 or

Annual Genealogy Jamboree
The Southern California Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Genealogy Jamboree will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center June 26-28. Free classes for beginners and advanced beginners researching family will be available.  More than50 speakers and 100 presentations during the three-day event. Info:

Authors discuss San Fernando Mission
Authors Ken and Carol Pauley have extensively studied the San Fernando Mission culminating in their book “San Fernando, Rey de España: An Illustrated History.”. The authors will make a presentation on the history of the mission 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and College of the Canyons.  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, Mentry Hall, Room 318, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. The public is welcome. Admission will be free. Info: Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack (661) 254-1275,

Community Hiking Club June schedule
June 27 - Mt Pacifico is a 12 mile RT, 2200’ gain hike filled with pine trees and wildflowers. Bring your camera. Meet at Towsley Canyon outside the gate before 8 a.m. for departure to the trail head. Bring lots of water, lunch, and comfortable boots. Adventure Pass Required.
June 28- With Friends of the River, Cal Trout, and the Santa Clarita Casting Club to help clean up Piru Creek. Picnic and BBQ. Meet at Towsley at 7:30 a.m. to carpool. Or meet at Frenchman’s Flats at 8 a.m. Event will be from 8 a.m.-noon.
Info: E-mail:

Fourth of July dinner/fireworks
The  “Fourth Annual Dinner and Fireworks in the Parking Lot” event Saturday, July 4, returns with traditional summer flavors – the $6 plate includes your choice of a meat-lover or vegetarian entrée, plus watermelon, salad, dessert and a drink. Bring the family and picnic under the stars and fireworks show. Dinner served 6 p.m. until 8:45pm or while supplies last. Fireworks starting at approximately 9:15p.m.  Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 260-2377 ext. 210. E-mail:
Fourth of July at Castaic Lake
The 16th annual all day Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks Show will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Castaic Lake. Picnic, swim, children’s rides, games, water slides, jumpers, food booths, family games and music entertainment. Music 5 p.m. and Fireworks 9 p.m., $25.00 per carload at the entrance gates or $5 per person walk-in (5 years and under are free). Lots filled on first come basis. Outside parking lots will be available. Info: (661) 257-4050.


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