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Posted: July 17, 2010 3:47 p.m.
Updated: July 18, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch

Jazz and Blues Concert series with live music from regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting, no admission, concerts start 7 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
July 23 — Jim Gibson
July 30 — Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys

July 24
“Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes” annual magic show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley with the local ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. for close-up performances, $10, 3 and under free, West Ranch High School Theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 254-2582 or

Turtle Beach barbecue to benefit The Painted Turtle camp for children with disabilities includes casino games, treasure chest key opportunity, drawing for jewelry, wine tasting, silent auction live auction, car show, cocktails, tours, dinner and more, 5 p.m., adults 21 and up, wear flip flops and Hawaiian shirts, $100 ticket includes $1,000 in casino currency, 17000 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes. Info: (310) 451-1353, ext. 107 or

July 29 - Aug. 1
The Repertory East Playhouse will host a special, limited engagement performance of “Love Letters” with Tony Dow (“Leave it to Beaver”) and Janice Kent (“Diary of a Single Mom”). 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. 2 p.m., Sunday. $20. 24266 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 288-0000 or

Aug. 1
Join the SCV Education Foundation for wine tasting, hors d’ouevres, raffles and music, proceeds help purchase project and program materials for local public school teachers, $35, 3-6 p.m., All Corked Up, 26340 Diamond Place, Saugus. Info: (661) 414-4465 or

Aug. 7
A Night at the Rancho at Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center invites guests to take an inside glimpse of what was once a working ranch, wine and appetizers, behind the scenes tour, catered meal at Cedar lodge, musical serenade and historical overview, $75, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope Gardens Family Center in Sylmar, 5:30-9:30  p.m. Info: (661) 294-6355.

Aug. 14
The American Cancer Society’s second annual Legal of Hope gala “Imagine...An Evening in Paris” will take place from 5-8 p.m., Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, can can dancers, and silent and live auctions. $100 general admission, $150 VIP. Info: (661) 299-5536 or

Aug. 14
Experience the ‘Reel West’ at Silents Under the Stars, William S. Hart Park and Museum, includes a guided tour, catered buffet dinner and a screening of two Bill Hart silent films including “Hell’s Hinges,” $50, reservations required, 6 p.m., 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584 or

Upcoming Events
Single Mothers back to school drive

Single Mothers Outreach is seeking donations of school supplies for the parents in their program, including backpacks, crayons, calculators, three-ring binders, folders, markers, pencils, paper, notebooks and rulers, donations accepted in office or pick up can be arranged, items needed no later than Friday, July 30, 24271 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Christmas in July at Take Two
Get a jump on the holiday season by shopping at Take Two Resale, benefits the Assistance League of Santa Clarita and its Operation School Bell program, providing school clothing and items for children in Santa Clarita. Donations always welcome. 24364 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1991 or

Sports Club meeting
California’s Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets 7 p.m., first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar’s across from Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia.  Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info:, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.

Books and Better Education group
 The Betty Ferguson Foundation book club, called B.A.B.E., share ideas and learn something new during monthly book club meetings, second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Valencia, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. For info and book selections visit or call (661) 702-8712.

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

The Lost Patrol support group
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355,  chapter meeting/brunch  held monthly, usually at 10 a.m., third Sunday of every month, at Marie Callender’s, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. For updated locations and times info: (818) 508-9626.
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 4 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month, this month’s meeting is Sunday, July 25.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437 or (661) 296-9252.

Beginners Latin dance
Salsa lessons, no partner required, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $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:

Sunday, July 18 — SNAP Kickball tournament and barbecue, 5-7:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Monday, July 19 —  Cooking club firecracker meal and cupcakes, 6-8 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus
Friday, July 23 — Flip Flop Summer Bingo Night, 7-9:30 p.m., Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus
Wednesday, July 28 — Anchors Aweigh Wellness Wednesday, NLACRC, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia
Thursday, July 29 — Anchors Aweigh Volunteer Mailing Project, 9-11 a.m, LMS Office, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.
RSVP required: Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Community Hiking Club
Nonprofit organization hosts local hiking excursions. Bring water and food, and wear hiking boots as well as layered clothing. Rain cancels all hikes. Information:
Tuesday, July 20 — Native garden maintenance, learn about native plans, help weed and lay mulch, bring lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. E-mail for directions.
Saturday, July 24 — Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park, five mile round trip, 800 foot gain to the top, meet 5:50 p.m. for 6 p.m. departure, Towsley Canyon. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if uncomfortable using full moon as guide for night vision.
Saturday, July 31 — Walker Ranch Trail, ten mile round trip with 800 foot gain, meet on Placerita Canyon Road, meet 7 a.m. for 7:15 a.m. departure.

Summer with the Little Shepherd
Little Shepherd’s Nursery School is offering sign ups for Summer with the Shepherd, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 26, 24317 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, two mornings is $210 and three mornings is $305, for children 3 to 5. Info: (661) 254-2312.

Vacation Bible School
Santa Clarita Baptist Church will host a free vacation bible school, 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 to Friday, Aug. 6, 27249 Luther drive, Canyon Country.

Braille Institute seminars
Braille Institute is offering a free seminar on Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, for those who are experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss.
Monday, July 19 — Staying Connected
Monday, July 26 —
Getting Around Town
Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP required. Info: (323) 663-1111, ext. 1188.

Republican Women Federated

Monthly meeting, guest Eric Golub will present a light-hearted look at serious politics, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

Find the ‘Happiness Prescription’

The public is invited to watch ‘The Happiness Prescription’ in which Deepak Chopra reveals how to rid the mind of negative thoughts, build fulfillment in life, grow rewarding relationships and handle stress effectively, presented by Dr. Roger De Sesa, certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, Valencia, dinner from Italia will be provided, free, RSVP required. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Newcomers and friends meeting

Ladies, are you new to the Santa Clarita Valley? Join us for Coffee Corner, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 22, RSVP for location information. Info: (661) 296-0872.

Blessed Kateri women’s guild

Active, fun-loving group of women invite you to an ‘Evening Under the Stars’ concert at Central Park, bring a chair/blanket and food or drink to share, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Look for Women’s Guild banner. Info: (661) 296-7547.

Water 101 education program

Newhall Library presents Water 101, free program for adults who want to learn where their water comes from, where it goes, and why it matters, representative from Castaic Lake Water Agency will speak, free gifts, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 22704 West 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750 or

Senior driver safety program

American Assocation of Retired People driver safety program refresher class qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Registration required. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Santa Clarita swing jazz club

Hear live swing music played by various swing bands, free half hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited, July 25 - Jimmy McConnell Big Band, Aug. 22 - Buzz Maddoz Octet, $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 non-members, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

Genes and longevity class
How much do our genes influence our longevity? Can we all strive to live to a healthy 100? Dr. Roger De Sesa, certified chiropractic wellness practitioner, will discuss the answers to these questions at a free health care class, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, Valencia, dinner from Italia will be provided, RSVP required. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Aging Well Finance Seminar
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Alliance presents ‘Aging Well - Taking Charge of Your Finances’ with speakers from Kealing Financial Services, Wells Fargo (reverse mortgages), Summerhill Villa, Saugus Drugs, Roze Room Hospice, and more, free door prizes, refreshments, 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, SummerHill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 904-4939 or

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration and resource referrals, appointments required, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Republican Women Federated

A special evening meeting with Joe Messina speaking on the November propositions, $15 with hors d’ oeuvres and no-host bar, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Embassy Suites, 28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 299-1834 or (661) 253-4588.

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival

Support Rancho Camulos and experience a special treat during the Citrust Classic Balloon Festival in Santa Paula, $3-$7 for advance discount tickets, kids under 5 free, Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Car and motorcycle shows, recycled art contest, 5K run event and more. Info: (805) 521-1501 or

Baseball family fun night
Join the SCV Education Foundation for the baseball game between Lancaster JetHawks and Bakersfield Blazers, fireworks to follow game, Clear Channel Stadium, Friday, July 30, $8 per ticket, 50 percent of each ticket sale benefits foundation which purchases materials requested by local public school teachers. Info: (661) 414-4465 or

Zonta LifeForward workshop
Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley, hosting  free workshop to help local women find balance between their responsibilities and personal lives, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 31, community room, Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Reservation requested. Info: (661) 252-9351 or

Save Water, Save Money seminar
Newhall Library presents Save Water, Save Money,  free program for adults who want to learn how to save money on their water bills and help the environment, Castaic Lake Water Agency representative will speak, free gifts, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 22704 West 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750 or

Relay for Life rummage sale
American Cancer Society’s Relay Committee will hold a rummage sale, 7-11 a.m., Saturday, July 31, Parking Lot 8, College of the Canyons, 26455 N. Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info:

‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’
‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’ celebrates generations of women with a tea party and fashion show, a portion of proceeds benefit the Miss SCV Scholarship Program, $38 adults, $28 children 4-11, 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, Plaza Banquet Hall, Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: or (661) 252-3232, ext. 2.

Art Walk on Main Street
Artist’s reception for painter Olga Kaczmar, music from Manak Khamvongsa, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St. Newhall. Info: (661) 254-5267.

Square and round dance club
Sierra Hillbillies will host dances, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13, Rick Gittelman will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, and at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, John Reitmaier will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 298-7794 or

SCV Jaycees Texas Hold ‘em Tourney
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees will host the fifth annual Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund/Debbie Templeton Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker, evening includes food, drinks, professional dealers, top 10 players receive a prize, door prizes, $125 players (21 and over) or $140 at door, guests (non-players) $40, tickets include meal with beer and wine, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Info:

Relay for Life Bowl-a-thon
Three hours of bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza and soda, $25 per person, benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Info:

Mes Amies ‘Up Close and Personal’
Betty Ferguson Foundation Mes Amies women’s group will host their annual ‘Woman of Honor’ meeting with Jacquie Peterson, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17. Info: (661) 702-8712 or

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30-noon, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 270-1961 or

Men of Harmony meet in Newhall
Men of Harmony meets 7:30-9:45 p.m., every Tuesday, Valley Oaks Village Apartments community room, 24700 Valley St.. Info: (661) 259-6109,


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