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Posted: July 2, 2008 1:15 a.m.
Updated: September 2, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Hot rods at the COC Art Gallery
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is holding a Hot Rod art exhibition through July 12, which will showcase car-inspired artwork from several artists. 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.

Symphony Concert in the Park
- The Santa Clarita Symphony performs at the Concerts in the Park (Central Park) on Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m. The performance will be a salute to great American Musicals with songs from Rogers and Hammerstein, Bernstein and Sondheim and Tin Pan Alley composers George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, plus a patriotic salute to John Philip Sousa. The event is free. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket.

Veterans History Project Party - All vets and their families are invited to the SCV Senior Center for the Veterans History Project Party on Saturday, July 5 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The project helps preserve veterans' and civilians' stories with the Library of Congress. For more information or to RSVP call Robin Clough at the SCV Senor Center (661) 259-9444.

July 9
Senior Center Showing "Fantasia"
- The Senior Cinema is showing "Fantasia" on Wednesday July 9 at 2:15 PM at the Senior Center, located at 22900 Market St. Newhall. Children are welcome. Donations are $1.00. Popcorn is available for $0.25. For information call (661) 259-9444.

July 10
Tip a Cop
- The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's newest Officers will be waiting tables and serving the community during the third annual Tip A Cop Challenge on Thursday, July 10 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at BJ's Brewhouse, Buca di Beppo, Salt Creek Grille and T.G.I. Fridays in Valencia. For more information, contact the Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley office at (661) 253-2121 or e-mail

Christmas in July Sale
The Assistance League is holding its annual "Christmas in July" sale at its Take Two Resale Shop through July 31. The shop is at 24364 Main St. in downtown Newhall. New items are put out every week. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations are always welcome. Proceeds from the Resale Shop benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for children in need throughout the entire Santa Clarita Valley. Assistance League serves children, seniors and families in need, bringing caring and commitment into action in the SCV. For information, visit or call the Resale Store at (661) 255-1991.

Bereavement Support Group
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is hosting a Bereavement Support Group to help all those who are mourning and grieving the death of a loved one to begin the healing process. The first gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 9, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation, room #4. Groups will continue to meet every Wednesday at the same time, continuing for a total of six sessions. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information call (818) 971-3437.

Square Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will be having their July 11 dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. For more information call Joanne at (661) 250-8828 or visit

Saugus Football Kids Camp
The Saugus Gridiron will host a Saugus Football Kids Camp July 1 and 2 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Saugus High School, 21900 Centurion Way. The camp is for ages 9 - 13 and the registration fee of $40 includes a T-shirt and snack. For information or registration contact Penny Davis at (661) 406-2730 or

MDA Summer Camp
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be holding its annual summer camp for children with neuromuscular disorders at the Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes July 2 - 6. For more information contact Andrea Peterson at (310) 450-9032 or visit

Seniors Club Events
July 11 — Bingo Day at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex at 10:30 a.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments.

July 16 — Beach trip: bus leaves from Richard Rioux Park at 9:10 a.m. Drop off will be at 4 p.m. There is a fee of $2 per person.

July 18 — Recreation Day at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

July 25 — Pizza Day (Dominos) at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Intensive Spanish Institute
College of the Canyons is offering five-day Intensive Spanish Institute courses. The Conversational Spanish class will meet July 7 - 11, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Spanish for Teachers class will meet July 8 - 22 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

The Spanish for Medical Personnel will meet July 9 - 23 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

For more information visit or call (661) 362-3530

The Grief Program
The Grief Program of Santa Clarita is offering a free community presentation on the tools and skills for working through grief and loss. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. For more information call (661) 733-0692

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

Monday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Placerita Nature Center Hike, Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road.

Tuesday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Cha-Cha Dance Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

Wednesday, July 9, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Nutrition Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL (661) 702-8555 or e-mail For more information visit Volunteer opportunities are available.

Each third Thursday of the month, Newhall Church of the Nazarene is hosting Hope-n-Mic, a new open mic forum for Christian musicians and their friends. Come play your music or stop in to listen. All ages and musical styles are welcome, provided the lyrics are appropriate to a Christian audience. Piano, keyboard, amps, sound system and drums are provided. Bring any other instrument you want. Light refreshments served. The church is located at 23857 The Old Road in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 259-5272 or e-mail Bob Heller at

Zonta Club of SCV
The Zonta Club of SCV meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Road. Happy half-hour at 6 p.m. with a dinner business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are free with reservations. For more information call (661) 252-9351 or visit

SCV Business

Networking Group

LeTip All Valley of Santa Clarita meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning at Marie Callender’s on Magic Mountain Parkway at The Old Road. This group of local networking partners welcomes all those interested in growing their business. For more information, contact Chuck Branda at (661) 287-3949 or visit

Castaic Lake


The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting two new programs at Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For Movies at the Lake, the community is invited to bring snacks, a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy a family movie in Paradise Cove on the lagoon. Vehicle parking is $11 but the movie is free. Movies are scheduled for July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. A Summer Campfire Talk Series will be held every Saturday at the new campground amphitheater, on the east side of the lagoon, from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Topics are: July 5, A Look at Nature; July 12, scuba diving. There will also be talks about sailing, kayaking, fishing, astronomy and local history. For information call (661) 257-4050.

ACA meeting

The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets on Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Parklane Mobile Estates, 20401 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, 91351, space #651. For details, call (661) 298-1594.

Spanish For Children

Introduce your children to the basics of conversational Spanish. The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education program will offer classes for children ages 5 to 7 and their parents, and ages 8 to 10, Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 to July 30. For more information call (661) 362-3300 or visit

Men of Harmony

Accomplished or shower-singers are welcomed to tune in with the Men of Harmony from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings take place on every first Tuesday evening at Pizza Hut on Lyons Avenue. For more information call (661) 424-9009 or visit

Sports Club

California’s Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia at 7 p.m. A brief meeting is followed by a social hour. The club is open to anyone 21 or older. Activities include snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wake boarding, bicycling, air chairing, bowling, theater outings and more. For further information, call Don Gately at (661) 255 8873 or visit the club’s Web site at

Vietnam Era


"Lost Patrol" serves Vietnam era veterans and their families in Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys. Join us on the third Sunday of each month at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 27510 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, at 1100 hours. For further information or to verify the time and place call (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

Driver Safety Training

The AARP Driver Safety Program hosts Driver Safety Training the second Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. of the month at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Four-hour refresher classes are also being offered on a Saturday of alternate months for those who have completed the AARP eight-hour within the past three years. These courses cover the rules of the road as well as safe driving strategies. Completion of either of these classes will earn each participant a three year certificate, and for drivers 55 and over, an auto insurance credit. Info: (661) 259-9444, or

Assistance For Teen Moms

The SCV Pregnancy Center provides a caring, non-judgmental environment where Teen Moms can come together for support and encouragement. The program offers group discussion, insights into motherhood, child rearing and relationships, friendship building and mentoring, and life skills training. Dinner and childcare provided. Meetings every Thursday night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For location, registration and information call (661)255-0082.

Bereavement Group

If you are struggling with the loss of the loved one, come to be with others who are going through the same thing. We offer a safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, and begin the healing process. Groups meet Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. For more information call Sara Berman at (818) 895-8000.

SC Amateur Radio Club

The Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club welcomes amateurs and non-HAMs at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Club members volunteer for L.A. County Disaster Communications Services, DCS, and the city emergency radio services. For more information e-mail Thomas turner at or go online to


Take Off Pounds sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road., #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. For details contact Diana at 251-5144.

Dance Cuban salsa

Free salsa classes are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. at Newhall Park at 15th Street and 24909 Newhall Ave. Dancing is outside, so wear a hat and tennis shoes. Classes may be canceled due to weather and on three-day weekends, so check for more information or call Jonathan at (661) 618-1105.

Pride in the lake

Every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., staff and volunteers help to keep Castaic Lake beautiful by removing litter and landscaping different areas each month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Please bring your own gloves and equipment, if you have it. For information call (661) 257-5034.

SCV Antique Auto Club

Every second Saturday of the month meetings take place at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, starting at 7:30 p.m. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. For information e-mail or call (661) 259-3570.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club

The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. For more information call (661) 259-6437 or visit

Placerita Canyon Nature Center

Placerita Canyon Nature Center winter programs. All events held at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7721.

Family Nature Walk: Every Saturday 11 a.m. - noon. An easy, 1-hour walk exploring the area’s natural and cultural history.

Animal Presentation: Every Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area.

Trail Team: First Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. Help repair trails, pick up litter and remove weeds. Fifteen minute safety orientation mandatory. Wear long pants, boots, and bring water.

Bird Walk: Second Saturday of the month. Walks start at 9 a.m. and last about two hours. They are free and there is no parking fee. Beginning bird watchers and families are welcome. Children aged 6 and older are welcome with a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and field guide.

Volunteer Orientation: First Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Nature Center and Park.

Community Hiking Club: A new monthly community event that invites all ages to get into the outdoors, visit wilderness areas, and stretch their legs.

Community Nature Series: Learn about the animals and nature around. Call the Nature Center for more information, or visit

Rancho Camulos Museum

Rancho Camulos Museum is a National Historic Landmark where the early Californio lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment. What began as part of the 48,000 acre Mexican land grant, Rancho San Francisco, deeded to Antonio del Valle in 1839, is still a 1,800-acre working ranch. Rancho Camulos was also the setting for "Ramona," an 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. The non-profit museum is a portion of the ranch containing the main adobe, cocina, chapel, schoolhouse and beautiful grounds. Here the history and culture of the people of Camulos from the Tatavian Indians, through the del Valle family who established the rancho in the mid-1800s, to the Rubel family, who purchased the property in 1924, are preserved. The museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. (Next to the first fruit stand on the left) For information call (805) 521-1501 or visit Docent led one- hour tours are conducted Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. Private group and school tours and special events such as weddings can also be arranged.







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