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Posted: May 11, 2010 9:06 p.m.
Updated: May 12, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Walk for a cure at the 2010 Magic Mountain Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Form a team and raise funds to support research for prevention and treatment of arthritis. 8-11 a.m. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: or

May 22-23
The 12th annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 and 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 23. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Teams will have at least one team member walking around the field for 24 hours. There will be live entertainment, food, games and contests. All cancer survivors can walk the Survivor’s Lap Saturday 9 a.m. Luminaria ceremony 9 p.m. to reflect and remember loved ones lost to cancer. Teams raise funds to benefit cancer support services and research. For information on how to form a team, join an existing team, to register as a survivor, volunteer or to donate,

May 23
Stomp out domestic violence with Soroptomist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s second annual High-Heel-athon event with a short march, celebration, demonstrations, concessions, and vendors, general admission is $40 for walkers in advance, $50 day of, sponsors welcome, registration at 9 a.m, event at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 23, Main St. at Market St., Old Town Newhall. Info: or download entry form at

June 6
Inaugural Magic Ride to benefit the Boys & Girls of the SCV. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Old Road Harley-Davidson will host the Magic Ride Poker Run Sunday, June 6. Preregistration $40 rider, $35 passenger before May 31. Includes admission to Magic Mountain, run pin, raffle ticket, all you can eat barbecue and party with live music. Day of registration 8-10 a.m. at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Preregister in person at Old Road Harley-Davidson, 21130 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, the Boys & Girls Club Newhall Clubhouse, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall or online at and enter code: magicride. Info: Joni Barnes (661) 255-4824 or e-mail Enjoy “Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson” 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. The proceeds of the special benefit performance will benefit the Patricia Hayes Community Service Scholarship Fund. Adults $12, students $8. For tickets call Greg Hayes (661) 254-0960.

June 12
The 39th annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction. Theme: Born to be Wild. 5 p.m. Mann BioMedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, off of Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia. Tables $650-$5,000. Individual tickets $85 each. General admission (no dinner) two for $25. Hundreds of live and silent auction items. Info: (661) 254-3063 or

Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor for use between May 29-July 5. Nonprofits can purchase tickets for $13 to resell at $15. Info: Bob (661) 250-1023, Frank (661) 294-1010 or Liz (661) 253-1026.

Angelfood at Methodist Church

When your food dollars are shrinking, Angelfood at Valencia United Methodist Church is here to help.  Contact us for information or ordering at

Center’s hotline needs volunteers
The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer the 24-hour hotline that provides emergency help for domestic violence related callers. Volunteers will need to complete a special 40-hour training course in order to answer the local hotline. The Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center is the only one of its kind in the region, providing a 24-hour hotline, a local shelter house, individual and group counseling services as well as emergency help for victims of domestic violence. Dates for the complete 40-hour training at Haven Hills are: June 13, 16, 20, 30 and July 7, 11, 14, 18.  Volunteers would need to attend each of the eight training dates. The cost for the 40-hour training is $250. (818) 887-7481 or

Beginners Latin dance
Salsa lessons, no partner required, 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

LETMESAIL 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:
Saturday, May 15 — “Let Me Dance” marathon, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Canyon High School Main Gym, call for details.
Sunday, May 16 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Thursday, May 20 — “LMS Starz” film premiere, 6:30-7:30 p.m., SCV Repertory Theatre, 24266 Main St., Newhall.
Sunday, May 23 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, May 26 — “Anchors Aweigh” wellness Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in room A6 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, ext. 138.

Wednesday, May 12 — “Living with arthritis,” presented by geriatrician Dr. Sabita Malla from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

Wednesday, May 19 — “Homeopathy: Health and wellness for the body, mind and soul,” presented by holistic practitioner Kim Wahl of Valencia Wellness Center.

Wednesday, May 26 — “Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment,” presented by Dr. Amy Goff of HealthCare Partners Group.

Every Wednesday — From noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.

Wednesday, May 19 — Free hearing checks provided by Audiology Services of Newhall’s Randall Bartlett, 11 a.m. to noon. Primarily for people who do not wear hearing aids.

Monthly meeting for Escrow Assoc.
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold the monthly dinner meeting 6 p.m. Today at Marie Callender’s.  Speaker is Michael Haas, CPA from Morton Alan Haas & Co. speaking on employee rraud in the industry. $30 charge for dinner and seminar for non-members.  To attend call Christina at (661) 284-2900.

COC SuperTasting wine dinner
The College of the Canyons Foundation will present the inaugural SuperTasting wine winner 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the Salt Creek Grille in Valencia. Featured are wines from eight wineries and four courses of food prepared to complement the wines. Seating is strictly limited. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Library Associates of the College of the Canyons Foundation. Info: Michele Edmonson, (661) 362-3435 or

What parents need to know about drugs
Addiction: What Parents Need to Know About Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Valencia Library  Community Room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Warning signs and symptoms of use and abuse. Resources will be provided.
(661) 250-3708,

Understanding the teen brain

The Teen Brain: A Lesson in Understanding for Parents of Adolescents. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Valencia Library  Community Room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Have you experienced problems, conflicts, challenges, or frustrations in parenting your adolescent? It’s not fun, but it is normal. This workshop will focus on teen brain development and how it affects their behavior. You will be given tools on how to deal with these issues. (661) 250-3708,

BMCF ninth annual Fight It! 5K
Join hundreds of runners and walkers through a cross-country course along the hills and tree-lined trails of Central Park for Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund’s largest fundraiser, registration $10-$30 and includes a T-shirt or tank top and goody bag. Pets are $5 to register. Funds raised will support cancer patients daily needs. 1K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 15, Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info:

Free estate- planning seminar
Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. Protect your family with estate planning, living trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. The law office of Robert Mansour will host a free informational presentation on estate planning, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, The Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 414-7100 or

E-waste to benefit Follow the Star
E-waste collection to benefit the Follow the Star program at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27303 Luther Dr.,  Canyon Country will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Collect old computers, connections, phones, monitors, etc.

Death and resurrection
Explore what the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, from beginning to end, says about the concepts of death and resurrection and heaven and hell, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 16, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

Origins of the Human Species 
How do we relate the Genesis account to modern science? Free presentation by Dr. Fazale Rana, Ph.D. , author of “Who Was Adam?” and a scientist with Reasons to Believe, 7 p.m., Sunday May 16, Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

SCAA ‘Bring & Brag’ meeting
Santa Clarita Artists’ Association’s monthly meeting will feature a “Bring & Brag,” where artists can bring in their artwork to discuss, show off or sell, 7 p.m., Monday, May 17, Westfield Town Center community room (located between J.C. Penney and the food court), 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Nonmembers welcome. Info:

Sierra Pelona Rock Club meeting
“All About Pearls” with Evelyn Velie.  History, Natural, Cultured, fresh, salt water.  Bring your pearls for identification. Monthly meeting 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18 Greenbrier Mobile Estates East Clubhouse. 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country.  Info.

“Food Inc.”  movie screening
The community is invited to watch “Food Inc.” at the office of Dr. Roger De Sesa, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. The movie explores where the food we purchase the grocery story really comes from and what it means for the health of future generations. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Republican Women meet at IHOP
Monthly meeting of Republican Women Federated with special program, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch.  Info:  (661)299-1834.

Dine for American Cancer Society
Raise funds for ACS’ Relay for Life by dining at The Tea Gardens, Wolf Creek, Lazy Dog, The Habit, Kona Crisp, Swirly’s Frozen Yogurt, Chili’s (Stevenson Ranch), Vino 100, Wednesday, May 19. Restaurants will donate 10 percent or more of bill to ACS. Download and print flyer from and present to server.

Free food kits for seniors at Center
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank will delivery free food kits to qualified seniors, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 21, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Eligible participants must be 60 years or older with proof of income (SSI, bank statements, check stubs or Medi-Cal card) and a photo ID. Income eligibility is $14,079 annual income for one person-household or $18,491 or less for a two-person household. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 110.

‘Legacy You Leave’ presentation
“The Legacy You Leave, Preserving Your Own Life” will be the topic of speaker Tom Underhill, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 21, Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 340-0878.

Just Friends tea and fashion show
Fashion show and tea to benefit cancer services at Providence Holy Cross, clothes by Coldwater Creek, opportunity drawings and silent auction, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, home of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Russo. Info: (818) 496-4600.

Services donated to Single Mothers
Dr. Roger De Sesa, a local chiropractor, will donate all services on Saturday, May 22, to customers in exchange for a donation, of their preferred amount, to Single Mothers Outreach.  No insurance will be billed for the services.  New patients are welcome to receive a consultation, including exams, scans and X-rays, as well.  The office will be open 9 a.m. to noon.  Call (661) 294-0429 for appointment.

SCV Macintosh users meeting
Monthly meeting with question and answer session followed by a demonstration of the new Bento 3, a personal database program, Mac users and all interested parties welcome, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, Valencia Mac, 24343 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 250-4149 or (661) 252-7280.

Free health care class in Valencia

What is the human genetic potential? What is the key to aging gracefully? How does your body work? Dr. Roger De Sesa will discuss the answers to these questions at a free health care class, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

CRTA hosts spring meeting and lunch
The California Retired Teachers Association will hold its spring meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oakvale Drive, Valencia. Social hour will be at 10:30 a.m., with meeting beginning at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be catered by Mary Lynne Fry. Luncheon cost will be $10.  Deadline for reservations is May 21. CRTA is open to all retired educators.  Anyone wishing to attend the meeting or for more information, contact Gerry Morey (661) 259-5308 or Anne Hazlett (661)254-1616.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions Van will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, and resource referrals, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Appointments required. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

SCV blues festival and barbecue
Car show, kid zone, fire truck rides, Mountainview chili dogs, music, and more, free entrance, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 29, Mountainview Park, 28502 Seco Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 644-2948 or

Memorial Day tribute to veterans
A special Memorial Day tribute will include flag ceremonies, music, speakers and  a flyover by the Condor Squadron, Hart District ROTC, recognition of Veterans, and food. Visit the Memorial Wall to hear a reading of the names of fallen veterans. 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Highway, Newhall.

Care for Your Heart health fair
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s “Care for Your Heart” health fair offers free health screenings, valuable healthcare tips and information to promote heart health, including blood pressure monitoring, height and weight analysis, body-fat analysis, oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide measurement, cholesterol test, glucose test and stroke education, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8408.


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