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Posted: June 17, 2008 7:49 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Disaster Preparedness Program - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host a Disaster Preparedness Program titled "EMS Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction" on Monday, June 16, through Wednesday, June 18. For more information contact Terry Stone at (661)
253-8542 or Robert Hill at (661) 253-8524.

Fibroid tumor seminar - A free seminar on fibroid tumors will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave. in Van Nuys. Discussions will cover: what fibroids are and what are their symptoms; the medical consequences of living with fibroids; hysterectomy and myomectomy; and alternative treatments, such as uterine artery emoblization. There will also be a question and answer session. Seating is limited. Call (866) 362-6463, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to reserve a seat.

Sierra Club events
Moonlight Conditioning Hike Wednesday June 18.
Moderate five mile, 1,200 foot gain to view San Fernando Valley. Meet at 7 p.m. at trailhead. Leaders: Gaylon Rodin (284-5613), Mary Ellen Dittemore (254-8543), Ken Kerner (251-5156).
Moderate six mile, 1,000 foot gain along PCT through mixed conifer forest. Dinner at summit, back to trailhead by dark - Saturday June 21. One hour to trailhead. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at Canyon Country rideshare point. Leaders: Dave Morrow (254-5245), Mary Ellen Dittemore (254-8543).
Mount Islip Sunday June 29. Moderate seven mile, 1,500' foot gain hike via Little Jimmy CG. Great views of Crystal Lake on one side, far ranging desert on other. This is bighorn sheep country. One hour to trailhead. Meet at 8 a.m. at Santa Clarita rideshare point. Leaders:
Ed Benison (254-7517), Ken Kerner (251-5156).

Henry Mayo Social
The Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Guild will be holding its New Membership Social on Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m. Prospective members are welcome to ask questions, meet the Guild and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, call the Henry Mayo Foundation office at (661) 253-8082.

Hot rods at the COC Art Gallery - The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is holding a Hot Rod art exhibition from June 21 - July 12, which will showcase car-inspired artwork from several artists. A reception for the exhibition will be held on June 21 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The reception will include a car show featuring hot rods and race cars outside the gallery, as well as a live performance of The Sound Waves in the college amphitheater. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission to the gallery and reception is free. The COC art gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information visit or call (661) 362-3415 or (661) 362-3494.

SC Ballet programs - The Santa Clarita Ballet Company and Academy will present two ballet programs during the weekend of June 21 and 22 at the Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons. "Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass" will be offered as a matinee on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On both nights, the company will present "Kingdom of the Shades," "As The Piano Rolls," and a new contemporary theatre dance choreographed by Artistic Director Carol Guidry. For tickets, call the Santa Clarita Ballet Company at (661) 251-0366.

Star Wars Under the Stars - The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Tesoro Adobe Historic Park presents Star Wars Under the Stars, A Family Night at the Movies. Free games, dinner, music and museum tours are provided. The event is going to take place on Saturday June 21, at 7 p.m, at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, 29350, Avenida Rancho Teroso, Valencia. For more information call (661) 259-1750.

Evening Under the Oaks - The second annual Evening Under the Oaks will be held at the home of Mayor Bob Kellar on June 21 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The outdoor event, which raises funds for the Santa Clarita Symphony, will have a western theme this year and guests are invited to wear their best western "duds." Dinner will be barbecue, and there will be a mini-western town featuring a general store, bandstand and a saloon reminiscent of the "Gunsmoke" television show. Entertainment will feature The McGrath Project band, as well as musicians from the Santa Clarita Symphony. Admission is $100. For reservations contact the Santa Claria Symphony at (661) 284-6044. For information visit


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