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Posted: June 15, 2010 10:08 p.m.
Updated: June 16, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tic-kets 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.

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

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

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437.

Center’s hotline needs volunteers
The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer the 24-hour hotline. Provides emergency help for domestic violence related callers. Volunteers need to complete a special 40-hour training course prior to answering hotline calls. Dates for the complete 40-hour training at Haven Hills are: June 16, 20, 30 and July 7, 11, 14, 18.  Volunteers need to attend each of the eight training dates. The cost for the 40-hour training is $250. (818) 887-7481 or

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, June 19 — Bowling &  buddies, 5-7:30 p.m, Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall.
Sunday, June 20 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, June 23 — Wellness Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Ste. 100, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling 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, June 16 — “Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” presented by Alzheimer’s Association early stage clinical manager Natalie Buriel.
Every Wednesday — From noon-1 p.m., blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.

WorkSource workshops
Held at the Santa Clarita WorkSource California office at College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road,  Suite 259, Valencia, unless otherwise indicated. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Monday, June 21 — Interview coaching (one on one), 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22 — Job hunter’s club, 2-4 p.m.

Community Hiking Club
Nonprofit organization hosts local hiking excursions for the Santa Clarita Valley. Bring water and food and wear hiking boots as well as layered clothing. Rain cancels all hikes. Information:
Monday, June 14 — Flower walk, slow paced, bring camera, 8:30-noon. RSVP to
Saturday, June 19 — Island Fox nature series/Placerita hike, meet at Placerita Nature Center classroom, 8:30 a.m.

Jazz and Blues concert series
Live music featuring regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting, no admission, concerts start 7 p.m. on Fridays, through Friday, August 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
June 18 —Tom Nolan
June 25 — Lori Andrews Jazz Harp Quartet
July 2 — Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Aid & Attendance benefit overview
A free seminar on the Aid & Attendance benefit will be presented by Veterans Advocacy Associates, 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 254-9933.

‘What’s normal, what’s not’
Topic on Alzheimer’s disease with guest speaker Jill Brink, Ph.D., 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17, Pacifica Senior Living, 25320 Via Pacifica, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 255-3100.

Republican Women Federated
Quarterly meeting with illegal immigration activist Roger Gitlin, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 299-1834.

SFV Genealogical Society meeting
“My Ancestor: An Andersonville Casualty” will be the topic of speaker Carole Morton at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 18, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Free (donations appreciated). Info: (818) 349-0878.

Texas Hold ‘em tournament
Tournament to benefit College of the Canyons women’s volleyball team, dinner included with $50 buy-in, $25 re-buys and prizes awarded. Dinner and registration begin at 5 p.m., poker at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 21712 W. Canyon Heights Circle, Saugus. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 618-7241.

Zonta ‘Life Forward’ workshop
Women, learn how to interview without worry, from experts who will speak on how to prepare for an interview, develop answers for interview questions, and what questions to ask the interviewer, workshops includes opportunity to practice interviewing with human resources professionals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 19, Valencia Library, community room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351 or

Story of the Twenty Mule Team

Documentary filmmaker Ted Faye will present the story of The Twenty Mule team, which hauled loads of borax from Death Valley to Mojave, using photographs, clips from his films, and objects and artifacts from his collection, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 254-1275.

SCAA watercolor
demonstration Award-winning watercolorist David Deyell will do a demonstration and raffle it off at the end of the next Santa Clarita Artists Association meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, June 21, Westfield Town Center Community Room, between JC Penney and food court, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info:

SCV Macintosh users meeting
Demo of “Tips and Tricks” by Terry White, followed by a Q & A session, Mac users and all interested parties welcome, 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, Valencia Mac, 24343 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 250-4149.

Free health care class
The human genetic potential, aging gracefully, how the body works and more will be the topic during a free health care class offered by Dr. Roger De Sesa of Proactive Health Systems, dinner from Italia provided, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

OLPH bible summer camp
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will hold a vacation bible summer camp, with a theme of “High Seas Expedition,” 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, July 6 - Saturday, July 11, $50, includes games, crafts, skits, and snacks, grades K-6. Register by June 23. Info: (661) 857-0350.

Newcomers and Friends Coffee
Ladies, new to the SCV? Newcomers and Friends “Coffee Corner” meets 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, RSVP for location. Info: (661) 296-0872.

Human resources boot camp
The local chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association will conduct a human resources boot camp for professionals, managers, supervisors, and small business owners, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, Embassy Suites Valencia, $65 per individual or $50 for individuals in groups of three or more. Info: (661) 254-4010 or

Yappy Hour social for people and dogs
Bree’s Pet Depot invites you and your leashed dog to Yappy Hour, refreshments for people and treats for dogs, goody bags and samples, learn about Electronic Animal Recovery System, and pet photo contest. Free. 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 25 (and every fourth Friday of the month), 25832 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info:

FocusOn college funding workshop
Free educational workshop on steps to take now to help afford a secondary education for your child. Speaker Laura Boismenue from California Lutheran University, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 27, Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Road Valencia. Refreshments served and childcare provided, register by June 23. Info: (661) 287-1400 or

Old Town Newhall summer car show
Sponsored by Power Automotive Group and Valencia BMW, show will feature local car clubs and vehicles that pre-date 1972, including Model-Ts, street rods, and classics. Enjoy food from local vendors, 50/50 and raffle contests, live music by local artists, and a 1950’s style fashion contest. Entrance is free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, June 27, Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Info: (661) 253-0730 or

Radio Hams public emergency demo
Santa Clarita ham radio operators will show off their emergency capabilities, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Castaic Lake Water Conservatory, above Central Park, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-2339.

Afternoon summer horse camp
Learn about horse safety, tacking, riding fundamentals, create crafts, play on water slide and make new friends, for ages 5-16, sessions are June 28-July 2, July 5-9, or July 12-16, $235 per session, Oak Creek Corral, 27345 Sand Canyon, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 607-5971 or

Reiki classes by Joan Darlene

Reiki Level One Reiki Level Two classes 1-7 p.m., Saturday July 10 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Reservation required. Info: Joan Darlene, (805) 338-7040.

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 4 p.m, Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

Hart Park Walk Club
“Walking for Health,” under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, Laurie Bevington, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15-10 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

ADD/ADHD/autism meetings

All natural approaches to dealing with ADD/ADHD/autism spectrum disorders, 1 p.m. first Saturday of every month (excluding holidays), se habla español, limited seating, RSVP, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or

Country music and dancing
Country dance party with a DJ, line dancing, couples dances, and dinner on the first Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays of each month, $6 with dinner, American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7507.

Life change/infinite possibility

Taught by Mike Dooley, 7 p.m., first Thursday of every month excluding holidays, no RSVP necessary. 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Info: (661) 942-4220 or

Project Return peer group support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

Dog sanctuary seeks volunteers

The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at their ranch. Duties 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

Xi Tau Tau Chapter Meeting
Xi Tau Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets the second Monday of each month at members’ homes to unite in friendship and promote cultural development. Info: (661) 252-5470.

LeTip Business Referral Group
Network with other local professionals, 7-8:30 a.m., every Thursday, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 295-9616.

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

Special education services in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) 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.


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