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Posted: June 30, 2009 9:15 p.m.
Updated: July 1, 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.

Sierra Hillbillies dance classes
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club is continuing its square dancing classes for beginners at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Couples and singles and experienced dancers are welcome. Classes are held at Mitchell Elementary on 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Info: Joanne (661) 250-8828 or Pat (661) 430-0100.

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:  July 6 – 10, July 13 – 17, July 20–24, and July 27 –31. For children aged 5-12, $60 per week. Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Castaic Regional Sports complex, 31230 Castaic Road. Info: (661) 775-8865 ext. 66.

Summer days at the Hart Ranch

The Hart Museum is hosting Summer Days at the Ranch outside of the Ranch House from 9 a.m. - noon, one Saturday a month for
activities and crafts for children ages 3 to 10, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but donations will be accepted.

July 25. Squirrels to Snakes: Discovering Southern California’s Wildlife at William S. Hart Park and Museum Ranch House, 24151 Newhall Ave. Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584.

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

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 July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide  name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

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

CLWA Landscape Education series
Learn how to conserve water while you beautify your landscape with free monthly workshops held at Rio Vista Treatment Plant & Conservatory Garden, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road (next to Central Park), Saugus. Info: (661) 513-1230.
Saturday, July 18 Landscape Design Principles
Saturday, Aug. 15  Pest Diagnosis: Weeds
Saturday, Sept. 19  Pest Diagnosis: Plant Diseases and Insects
Saturday, Oct. 17  Trees for SCV
Saturday, Nov. 21 – Soils and Fertilizers
Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson’s Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
July 18-19
Aug. 22-23
Sept. 19-20
Oct. 17-18
Nov. 14-15
Dec. 12-13
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:

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.

Betty Ferguson Foundation events
Thursday, July 2 Lunch and Learn, noon, with guest speaker Carrie Kish.
Saturday, July 11 B.A.B.E  book club: “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Valencia.

Betty Ferguson Foundation, 25510 W. Avenue Stanford, Ste 104, Valencia. Info:  (661)702-8712 or

Job workshops at WorkSource
Register (661) 424-1062 or at Santa Clarita WorkSource located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
Thursday, July 2 Interviewing skills, 9 a.m.-noon. Do not freeze at your next interview, gain confidence, and pick up tips and advice you never knew.

Monday, July 6 Practice Interviewing, 9 -11 a.m. You will be videotaped during a mock interview for an analysis on your answers, body language and more.

LETMESAIL July event calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:

Wednesday, July 8 “Anchors Aweigh” Softball Bliss; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Central Park; 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

Thursday, July 9 “Anchors Aweigh” Cardio Kickboxing Class; 9:30-10 a.m.; Santa Clarita Christian Center; 26017 Huntington Lane.

Friday, July 10 “Hang Loose”; dinner and movie night; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call LMS office for location

Sunday, July 12 “SNAP Flag Football & Cheer” practice; 6-7:30p.m.; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

ALS support group meets in the SCV
The ALS Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter  offers a free support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends. The group meets 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: Kimberley Daughton, (818) 865-8067 x225.

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. - 8:45 p.m. or while supplies last. Fireworks across the street at the mall starting at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 260-2377 ext. 210. E-mail:

Christmas in July at Take Two
“Christmas in July” will be held July 6-31 at Take Two Resale Shop, 24364 Main St., Newhall. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit various philanthropic programs. Info: (661)255-1991 or

Social media marketing seminar
Social media marketing — using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more . Learn to capitalize on new promotional tools and get your business name out there further than ever before. Held 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at College at the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. $20 for Jaycee members and $30 for non-members, cash or check, space is limited. Info:

MS Society meets at Blessed Kateri

The national Multiple Sclerosis Society will present Dr. Richard Shubin from Neurology Consultants in Arcadia 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Blessed Kateri Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr., Saugus. Shubin specializes in MS and will speak on management of MS symptoms. No cost to attend. Info: Jon May (661)945-9111.

Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club’s Summer Picnic Dance will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the SCV Senior Center on 22900 Market St., Newhall.  Square dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Info: Joanne (661) 250-8828 or

Route 66 classic car show
Enjoy live music, great food, 22 trophies awarded and more than 125 classic cars on display from 5-9 p.m., July 11 at Route 66, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Car registration fee $10. Free spectator admission. Info: George Thomas (661) 298-1494 or

‘Cruise-in’ to be held on Saturdays
Santa Clarita’s “Cruise-in” will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 11, and every Saturday. All vehicles and models welcomed, free event. Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting, 26445 Ruether Ave., Santa Clarita. Info:

SCV Blues Society monthly jam
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society Jam 4-8 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Enjoy a performance by L.A. Jones & the Blues Messengers. Free. Open to all ages. Info: Lynn Parker

Learn what’s in bloom now
Join the LA/ Santa Monica Mountains Chapter 7:30-9:30 p.m., July 14 at the Sepulveda Garden Center located at 16633 Magnolia Blvd. to enjoy a presentation on the park’s wild flowers. Free. Everyone welcome. Info: (818)881-3706 or


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