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Posted: July 4, 2009 8:21 p.m.
Updated: July 5, 2009 4:30 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) 775-8865/66.

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

Aug. 22. Acorns, Sea and Sage: Chumash Native Americans

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.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 - 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- 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.

Meditate your way to health

Moment Connections will hold Meditation classes every Thursday from 5:30- 7 p.m.  at Moment Connections, 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202, Newhall. Fee: $22.22 per class.  RSVP e-mail at,  or call (661) 964-9203,

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.

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

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

Betty Ferguson Foundation events

Saturday, July 11 B.A.B.E  book club: “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Valencia.
Tuesday, July 21 Mes Amies, Hot July Nights,6:30 p.m.  parking lot party with Bob the Hot Dog Man.
Tuesday, July 28 D.I.V.A.(Drop In and Visit Awhile)11 a.m. to 1 p.m. kick off gathering will be held. Event runs every  fourth Tuesday of each month. Women of all ages welcomed. 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.

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.

Tuesday, July 7 CalJobs/Internet Job Search, 9 -11 a.m. Learn to complete a resume and/or applications online, as well as attaching your resume and how to explore CalJobs.

Wednesday, July 8 Networking Job Club, 9-11 a.m. Get professional career advice, creative marketing tips and job search tips, while networking with others.

Thursday, July 9 Resume Building, 9-11 a.m. Should you be using chronological, functional, or combination resume? What are employers looking for in your resume? Get answers and more.

Friday, July 10 Enterprise Zone, 9-11 a.m. Learn what the enterprise Zone program is and how it may help you find employment close to home and find out if you qualify for a Notice of Eligibility.

Tuesday, July 14 Reality Check, 10 a.m. - noon Take a realistic look at your qualifications, the job market, and the competition. See how you “stack up” and how you can get “the edge”.

Wednesday, July 15 Transferable Skills, 9-11 a.m. Asses your skills, identify your accomplishments and learn to target employers who will match what you are looking for.

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.
Monday, July 13 “Desert to the Sea” Summer Day Camp; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Meet at LETMESAIL Office; 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.

RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Vacation Bible School at OLPH
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, July 20-24. This year’s theme is Crocodile Dock.  VBS meets from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost $50 per child.  To register call Robert Stojkovic at (661) 297-0776. Registration is limited to 125 children and it is on a first come, first served basis.  Info:

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 prom

otional 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 nonmembers, 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

Independence Fair for businesswomen

The Women’s Independence Fair for businesswomen helping other women seeking a new career and residual income, free of cost. Will be held at IHOP 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Thursday, July 16. Info:  Connie Sparks (661)208-8229.

HyPeRGrowth business seminar
“HyPeRGrowth: The 7-Step Roadmap to Wealth and Lifestyle Design through Your Small Business.” Imagine a hands-on business development workshop where you have the chance to learn, share ideas with other owners, talk with business coaches, and develop specific strategies. Reinvent your business 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. Cost is $179. Info: (888)576-5553 or

Astronomical Society in Ventura
The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its membership meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Mesa Union School in the multi-purpose room. Ben Zuckerman will be the guest speaker presenting “Direct Imaging of Massive Extrasolar Planets.” Everyone welcomed. Info: (805) 520-9666 or

Wine dinner at The Oaks Grille
The Oaks Grille in the Tournament Players Club, Valencia will host filmmaker and star, Rob Dafoe, over a special four course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Otto and arranged by host and Certified Sommelier, DiMaggio Washington.  6 p.m. Saturday, July 18. $70 per person plus tax and gratuities. 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Call World Wine Education (310) 720-5401 for reservations. Info:

Vacation Bible School at OLPH

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, July 20-24. This year’s theme is Crocodile Dock.

VBS meets from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost $50 per child.  To register call Robert Stojkovic at (661) 297-0776. Registration is limited to 125 children and it is on a first come, first served basis.  Info:

Family fun scavenger hunt
A family fun scavenger hunt will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, July 24  at Whole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free but RSVP required, space is limited. Info: Tina Landrum (661)260-2377 x210 or

Canyon High School 1979 reunion

Canyon High School 1979 Reunion includes a formal dinner dance in the evening Saturday. Aug. 1. Doubletree Hotel, Santa Monica. Info: (661) 259-5999.

Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament

The Sixth Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV will be held 9:30 a.m-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: Ivan Price (661)254-3063 or

Steve Mehta book launch party

Steve Mehta, Valencia attorny and mediator and author of “112 Ways to Succeed in any Negotiation or Mediation” will host a book launch party 6 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 6 at Egg Plantation, 24415 Walnut St., Newhall. RSVP by July 23. (661) 284-1818. Info: or www.112

Silents Under the Stars at Hart Park
Silents Under the Stars will be held 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 8 at William S. Hart Park & Museum located at 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $40.  Includes for a tour of Hart’s Ranch House, Silent Auction, The Leasebreakers Jug Band, and screening of the silent movie “Sand” starring William S. Hart. RSVP required. Info: (661) 254-4584.

Hart High cheer clinic for ages 5-12
Join the award winning Hart H.S. cheerleaders for a fun filled day on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Hart High School Gym. For children ages 5-12, pizza lunch, a T-shirt, photo and an invitation to cheer at a Hart High football game. Info: (click on performing arts and then on CHEER).

Hot August Nights benefit seniors
Enjoy great food, fine wine and ale, live music and entertainment at the 18th annual Senior Benefit “Hot August Nights” to benefit the SCV Senior Center foundation 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22 at Mann Biomedical Park on 25170 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia. Info: Jill Bondy (661)259-9444 x112 or


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