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Posted: September 29, 2009 10:48 p.m.
Updated: September 30, 2009 4:55 a.m.
My Favorite Place art contest for kids
Fastframe Valencia is hosting its first annual art contest for kids 6 - 10 based on the theme “My Favorite Place,” accepting artwork through Nov.14 at 24204 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 291-1325.

Teen Moms support group
Supportive, non-judgmental environment for learning, growing, and encouragement, teaching and discussion groups, SCV Pregnancy Center. Teen moms and their babies welcome. Info: (661) 255-0082.

The Lost Patrol support group

Serving Vietnam era veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi, and Antelope Valleys, support group at 10:10 a.m. third Sunday of each month, Marie Callender’s, 27630 North The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 296-6699 or

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Arts and crafts vendors needed

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Home Tour League is looking for artists and crafters to participate in holiday boutique at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8051.

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:
Monday, Oct. 5 — “LMS Drama Club” The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday, Oct. 10 — “Snowflakes & Service,” volunteer opportunity, Castaic Lake, call office for details.
Sunday, Oct. 11 — Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 4 - 5:30 p.m., College of the Canyons Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.
Monday, Oct. 12 — “LMS Drama Club” The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Sunday, Oct. 18 — Snap Flag Football & Cheer Practice, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Flu update for seniors
Free lecture by Lakeside Community Health care physician, Calvin Hung, M.D., who will address both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (818) 637-2000, ext. 4174.

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, Sept. 30 — Primerica Financial Services regional vice president Thomas Reilly on “Long-Term Care Insurance.”
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. Appointments required. Info: John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

Comedians of the Canyons at COC
Improvisational performance theatre class to perform unscripted show based on audience suggestions, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 362-3415.

LASD event for fallen officers
Los Angeles sheriff deputies and police officers battle in submission grappling event to benefit fallen officers, 6:30 - 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, Commerce Casino, Commerce. Info: (323) 261-3010 or

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, new to SCV or in a new place in life? Join group for coffee, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 28291 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: or (661) 299-1834.

Breast Cancer awareness month
Pink ribbon lapel pins on sale at locations throughout Santa Clarita Valley benefit Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, from Oct. 1 - 31. $5. Info: (661) 200-1200.

Fifth annual Law Appreciation day
“Raising the Bar” will recognize members of local law enforcement, as well as community heroes, for their outstanding contributions to the Santa Clarita community, 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Hyatt, Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. $75. Info: (661) 290-2991.

Comedy 4 Canines fundraiser
Night of comedy featuring Paul Ogata will benefit The Brittany Foundation, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, JRs Comedy Club, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Silent auction, raffle, T-shirts for sale, and lots of laughs. $20, show only (plus two item food or drink minimum). Info: (661) 803-2909 or

40 family rummage sale
Boy Scout Troop 830 will raise funds for their 100th Boy Scout Jamboree trip to Virginia with a 40-family rummage sales, 7 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, Albertson’s parking lot, corner of Haskell and Bouquet Canyon., Saugus. Info: (661) 297-0960.

Breast cancer kickoff at N Style
Variety events in October supporting breast cancer awareness month kicks off with pink hair extensions and power-dose blow dry ($10), breast self-exam info, raffle prizes, and goodie bags, Saturday, Oct. 3, N Style Salon, 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road, Suite A3, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 254-4841.
Festival of the Arts
A variety of artists will create artwork such as wood carving, air painting, sculptures, pottery, with live entertainment, Aerial Experience demos, drum circles, and the art of street painting on display, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, Main St., Old Town Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 286-4018.

Fun in the Sun chili cookoff
Chili contest, kids corral with equestrian activities, refreshments, car show, and department displays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Saturday, Oct. 3, Pitchess Detention Center, 29330 The Old Road, Castaic. Proceeds benefit SCV Special Olympics and Heads Up Horse Therapy. Free entrance, $5 chili tasting card. Info: (661) 294-6349.

Bunco Night for Optimist Club

Food and gaming fundraiser for Canyon Country Optimist Club, 6 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, Valencia High Multipurpose Room, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia. $15. Info: (661) 297-2288 or (661) 297-3676.

Blue Star Mothers Night Under Stars
Dinner, dancing, door prizes, raffle, and silent auction, 5:30 - 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, Elks Lodge, Canyon Country. $25, with proceeds benefiting Blue Star Mothers. Info: (661) 251-4395 or (661) 251-4934.

COC 40th Anniversary BBQ
BBQ dinner and no host bar celebrating 40 years of excellence in education, 4:30 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, College of the Canyons Cougar Den, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 326-3435 or

Ashlyne Huff in concert

Ashlyne Huff will perform as part of the Wal-Mart: Music Across America Tour, 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, Wal-Mart, 26471 Carl Boyer Drive, Santa Clarita.

Hart High Cheer car wash
Hart High School Cheerleaders are sponsoring a car wash to raise funds for competition expenses, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, front parking lot of Hart High School, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Cars $5, SUVs $7.

Acton/Agua Dulce fine arts show

Eighth annual event showcasing local artists will be held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, Acton Community Center, 3748 Nickels St., Acton. Info: (661) 547-8632.

Rancho Camulos Ramona Days
Helen Hunt Jackson’s classic 1884 California novel “Ramona” will come to life from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, 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.

WorkSource workshops
Monday, Oct. 5
— Older worker workshop, 10 a.m. - noon.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 — Networking job club, 9 - 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8
—  Interviewing skills, 9 a.m. -  noon.
Monday, Oct. 12 — Transferable skills, 9 - 11 a.m. and practice interviewing (by appointment only).
All workshops held at Work Source California Career Resource Center, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 25, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 424-1062, ext. 10.

Golden Oak computer classes
Introduction to Windows and Computers and Microsoft Word & PowerPoint. Classes begin Oct. 5. Info: (661) 252-8852 or

LETMESAIL: Jim Abbott speaker

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month featuring former major league baseball pitcher and motivational speaker Jim Abbott, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 362-5304 or

Sierra Hillbillies October dance

Pumpkin Paradise dance. Vic Kaaria will be calling squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, Santa Clarita Valley Senior  Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 298-7794 or

Castaic Days outdoor festival
Live music, evening movie, hot air balloon rides, classic car show, arts and crafts, food, and more,  5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 and 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Fee to park. Info:

Rubber Ducky Regatta
Seventh annual event benefits Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Fee to park. Info: or (661) 257-2339, ext. 302.

Circle of Hope Theatrical Tea
Entertainment, silent auction, raffle, fashion show and foods from the 1890s to the 1970s, noon - 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, 24921 Green Mill Ave., Newhall. $50. Funds raised will provide financial assistance for breast cancer patients in the SCV. Info: (661) 254-5218 or

Volleyball skills camp for girls
Clinic for girls ages 8 - 14, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Valencia High School Gym, 27801 Dickason Drive. $25 before Oct.1, $30 after Oct. 1, includes T-shirt and lunch. Info: (661) 297-2824.

Safe & secure disposal event
Personal document destruction, electronic waste disposal, and prescription medication disposal, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, Parking Lot #8. Sponsored by The City of Santa Clarita and The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station. Free. Info: (661) 286-4090 or

Bake sale to  benefit families
Moms Club of Saugus has chosen two families with children battling cancer for its 2009 service project, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Lombardi Ranch Bake Shack, Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Goods for sale will include pumpkin and banana breads, cookies, rice crispy treats, caramel corn, brownies, and fudge. Donations can be made, as well. Info:


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