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Posted: August 29, 2009 3:43 p.m.
Updated: August 30, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch:
Sept. 13

Los Angeles Retarded Citizens will host their annual fundraiser 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at their Santa Clarita Valley Ranch. Entertainment from Tom Nolan Orchestra and a buffet lunch. $125 per person or $325 per family. Info: (661) 296-8636, ext. 219.

Sept. 14
Birdies for Books 19th annual charity golf tournament will be held at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 North Tourney Road, Valencia. Proceeds from event support College of the Canyon's efforts to provide educational opportunities for students and community members of all ages. Info: For sponsorship information contact the Foundation Office (661) 362-3737.

Sept. 19
Dianne Van Hook, chancellor of College of the Canyons will be feted at the 10th annual Betty Ferguson Foundation Woman of Honor dinner Sept. 19, at Tournament Players Club in Valencia. Tickets and info: (661) 702-8712,

Sept. 26
The Boy Scouts of America will honor Bill and Cathy Kennedy, Rick and Ann Patterson and Joe and Barbara Schulman. The dinner reception will be held at the Valencia Hyatt Regency. Info: David Cline (818) 933-0106 or

Sept. 27
The second annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater SCV will be held 1-5 p.m. Sept. 27 on Town Center Drive in Valencia. Wine tasting, food, entertainment. Admission: $40 in advance; $50 day of the event. Tickets are available online at or by mail. Send a check to SIGSCV, Attention: Sheryl Geraci, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1352. For information, e-mail or call (661) 803-9202.

Oct. 3
All Corked Up hosts the International Wine Festival at College of the Canyons on Oct. 3. Enjoy wine tasting, regional foods and a raffle.Tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Performing Art Center's K-12 Arts Education Outreach program. Info: (661) 799-7979 or

Upcoming Events:
Special education services in SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area serves Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart Union High School District to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities from birth to age 22. Info: (661) 294-5398.

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

Food Pantry seeks volunteer drivers
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry needs volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from local markets on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Info: (661) 255-9078.

Hospice care volunteers sought
Provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Our volunteers become part of the hospice care team by making home visits, lending a listening ear, offering caregiver relief and assisting with errands, as well as bereavement support. Training provided. Info: (818) 895-8000.

‘Cruise-in' to be held on Saturdays
Santa Clarita's "Cruise-in" 6 a.m. every Saturday. All vehicles and models welcomed, free event. Racer's Edge Indoor Karting, 26445 Ruether Ave., Santa Clarita. Info:

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 1:30-3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 713-8634.

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.

Tesoro walk club meets twice weekly
The Tesoro walk club meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Dog rescue seeks volunteers
The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at their ranch. Duties can include cleaning kennels, walking or playing with dogs, grooming and bathing, repairs, and office work or grant writing, as well as assisting at fundraising and adoption events or baking for bake sales. Info: (661) 803-2909 or

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 will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17. Attendees need to RSVP (661) 294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

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.
Sept. 19 - Pest Diagnosis: Plant Diseases and Insects
Oct. 17 - Trees for SCV
Nov. 21 - Soils and Fertilizers

Parents with addicts group
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday night at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room No. 1 on the second floor. Adults only. Info: (661) 296-1939.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
Sept. 19-20
Oct. 17-18
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:

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday - Dr. Jason Goss of Unruh Chiropractic on "The Overall Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care."
Sept. 9 - Dr. John Kaufman from Henry Mayo Hospital will discuss "Osteoporosis."
Sept. 16 - Colleen Schaffer of Circle of Hope on "Living with Metastatic Cancer& How The Circle of Hope Helps Others Affected by Breast Cancer."
Sept. 18 - 10:30-11:30 a.m., a hearing clinic held in the Respite Office.
Sept. 10 and Oct. 8 - 10 a.m. -2 p.m. - Mobile solutions van from the Braille Institute offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals, and more. Appointments required. Info: John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, extension 125.
Every Wednesday - Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

LETMESAIL event, activities 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:
Today - "SNAP Flag Football Practice"; 6-7:30 p.m.; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Monday - "LMS Drama Club" Session II; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Thursday - "SNAP Cheer Practice"; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; LARC Ranch; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Sept. 6 - "SNAP Flag Football Practice"; 4:30-6 p.m.; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Henry Mayo child and infant classes
Tuesday - Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop - 6:30 p.m. Covers breast anatomy, latching on and positioning, milk supply, and common breastfeeding concerns. $35. Human Resources Building, Room No. 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-8607.
Thursday - Parent Preview - 6:45 p.m. Expectant parents are invited to tour the hospital's maternity services. Free. Meet in ARU Dining Room, Pavilion, 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-8607.

Specialty Toastmaster club
Learn self confidence through public speaking - club meets at 5:15 p.m. every other Tuesday - Sept. 1, 15, and 29 - at Specialty Labs Theater, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia, North side of building. Guests welcome. Info: (661) 263-6066.

Decoro Drive bike lane meeting
Santa Clarita City Manger Ken Pulskamp will lead a community meeting on 7 p.m. Wednesday at Helmers Elementary School, 27300 Grandview Drive, Valencia in the school's Multi-Purpose Room for residents living near Decoro Drive who wish to express their views regarding the recent changes to the roadway, and offer constructive ideas on how the city should move forward. Info:

Bunco benefits Circle of Hope
Bunco at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 1-3 p.m. Sept. 5, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. $15 in advance, $20 at door includes appetizers and raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit Circle of Hope, to financially and emotionally assist uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley. Info: (661) 254-5218.

Animal Acres cowtail party
Festive party with celebrity hosts, award recipients and gala guests meet and mingle with sanctuary's guests of honor - more than 150 rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, sheep and goats, 5 -10 p.m. Saturday, Animal Acres, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. Vegan dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. Info: (818) 341-3646.

Newhall Women's Support Group
A women's support group will be held 5 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 6, at 23030 Lyons Ave., No. 205, Newhall. Presented by Nancy King, M.A., MFT. Info: (661) 645-3341.

MOMS Club picnic in the park
MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch will host a picnic in the park/children's music concert to recruit new moms and children Sept. 9, featuring guitarist from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Info: (661) 312-9196 or

Henry Mayo Heart Health Fair
Free quarterly "Care For Your Heart" fair from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Visit heart-health screening stations for complimentary cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure monitoring, height and weight measurement and body fat analysis. Info: (661) 253-8408.

Sierra Hillbillies September dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its 42nd anniversary dance, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Mitchell Elementary School, 16821 Goodvale Road in Canyon Country. The Golden West Band will provide live music for dancing with Dale Hoppers calling squares and Cindy Mower cueing rounds. For more information call Joanne at (661) 250-8828 or visit the club's Web site at

SCV Youth Project poker tournament
A Texas Hold ‘Em fundraising event for SCV Youth Project will be held 5 p.m., Sept. 12 at Tournament Player's Club Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. $40 spectator viewing and silent auction, $125 individual buy-in. Info: (661) 257-9688 or

Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids
The fourth annual Day for Kids is a free family event highlighting the value of meaningful time between caring adults and children noon- 5 p.m. Sept. 12 Newhall Park, 24923 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Entertainment, games, food, carnival rides, raffle. Info: (661) 254-2582.

Comedy benefit for Mehling Fund
Channel Surfing, a night of original sketch comedy benefiting the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund will be held 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets: $25, includes free appetizers. Info: (661) 288-0000 or visit

Parkinson's Disease 101
A class on the basics of Parkson's disease for newly diagnosed patients and their families will be held 1-3 p.m., complimentary luncheon from noon-1 p.m., Sept. 12 at Northridge Hospital Education Auditorium, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Free class, $1 parking. Info: (818) 885-8623.

Qigong at Senior Center
Qigong classes will be taught by Carol Benitez at 3 p.m. Sept. 14 and weekly thereafter at The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Open to all ages. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Sierra Pelona rock club meeting
General meeting for members and guests to bring samples of what they have collected through the summer will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, 23101 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country during annual Show & Tell Program. Info:

Old Town Newhall art walk
Self-guided art walk down Main Street in the Arts District of Old Town Newhall will start Sept. 17 and continue every Thursday. Art submissions being accepted now. Info: (661) 254-1234.

AAUW Membership Brunch
The Santa Clarita Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual membership brunch to celebrate 41 years of service in the SCV 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the home of Louise Schultz. Info: (661) 254-2403.

Fil-Am Open House at SCVSC
Filipina American Senior Program will host an open house 5 p.m. Sept. 18 Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Dancing, singing and mingling. $10 couple/$7 singles, proceeds benefit senior program. Info: (661) 284-2311.

Courtroom artist at SCAA meeting
Bill Robles, courtroom artist and illustrator from widely publicized trials of Patricia Hearst, Rodney King, OJ Simpson, and Michael Jackson, will be featured at the Santa Clarita Artists Association meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Valencia Town Center Community Room, between food court and JC Penney. Info: (661) 259-5479 or

Hart High Class of 1959 reunion
Members of William S. Hart High Class of 1959 celebrates 50 year reunion weekend of Sept. 25-27. The weekend will include Hart homecoming game, Maroon and Gray Dinner dance, brunch at Marie Callenders and more. Info: Sharon (775) 721-7503, Barbara (661) 252-0847 or Judy (661 )251-0876.

Novel Writers Workshop
A free writer's workshop with published author Bonnie Domrose Stone will be held 2 p.m. Sept. 26, Valencia Public Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

Eve Bushman works for charity
Santa Clarita Valley wine writer Eve Bushman will work alongside the pros at Valencia Wine Company 4-9 p.m. Sept. 28, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Portion of sales will benefit Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 254-9300.

Acton/Agua Dulce fine arts show
Eighth annual event showcasing local artists will be held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 3 Acton Community Center, 3748 Nickels Street, Acton. Info: (661) 547-8632.

Rancho Cumulos Ramona Days
Helen Hunt Jackson's classic 1884 California novel "Ramona" will come to life from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark, 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru. See the "House of Ramona," silent films, plus food, arts, music, dance, craft sales, tours, and historic displays. $5-$8, children 12 and under free. Info: (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.
Nov. 12 - Guest speaker Alicia about batting


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