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Posted: July 24, 2010 3:05 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 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 30 — Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys
Aug. 6 — Reno Jones
Aug. 13 — Nelsen Adelard
Aug. 20 — Delgado Brothers
Aug. 27 — Michael John & the Bottom Line

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. 8
The American Cancer Society’s second annual Legacy of Hope gala “Imagine...An Evening in Paris,”  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

Aug. 20
One Hit Wonder dance fundraiser to benefit Single Mothers Outreach, featuring 80s music and costume contest, appetizers, raffle prizes, retro drink specials, $35 per person, $60 per couple, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Paseo Club, Valencia. Info:

Aug. 28
Carousel Ranch’s 14th annual Heart of the West fundraiser features a dinner auction, casino and children’s demonstration, sponsored by Princess Cruises, $85-$175, tables and sponsorships available, 6 p.m., Agua Dulce Airport, Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Info: 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 Resale
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 Callenders, 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, 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:
Wednesday, July 28 — Anchors Aweigh Wellness Wednesday, NLACRC, 28470 Avenue 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.

Senior Center lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m., room A6, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, ext. 138.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 — Reverse  Mortgage  Information for Homeowners presented by Candy Watson of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
Wednesday, Aug. 11 —   Seniors & Summertime:  Facts on Sun/Heat Exposure and Hydration presented by geriatrician Dr. Sabita.  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 — Why Americans are choosing cremation over in-ground burials, presented by Alan Benedict of Neptune Society.
Wednesday, Aug. 25 — Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: ‘What’s the Difference?’ will be presented by family practitioner Dr. Gregory Castillo of Providence Health & Services/Facey Medical Group.
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held, Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 — Free hearing checks provided by Audiology Associates, 11 a.m.-noon, in Respite Office.

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:
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 three-five. 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 - Friday, Aug. 6, 27249 Luther drive, Canyon Country.

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, Sunday, July 25 - Jimmy McConnell Big Band, Sunday, 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 W. 9th St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0750 or

Hart High Cheer car wash
Get a VIP Platinum Car Wash for only $10 ($22.99 value),  portion of the proceeds to benefit Hart High Cheer, 3-6 p.m., Saturday, July 31, Auto Spa Car Wash, 23340 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 253-3717.

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.

Toastmasters Specialty Club
The mission of the Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, meetings held  at 5:30 p.m., every other Tuesday, Aug. 3, 17 and 31, Specialty Labs building, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 877-7867.

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.

C.A.R.E. Speakers Tour
Craig Duswalt, creator of the RockStar System for Success, actor Glenn Morshower, author Dr. Barbara De Angeles and entrepreneur Tom Antion will launch their national speakers tour Thursday, Aug. 5, Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info:

Republican National Hispanic Assembly
The Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Los Angeles will host its member mixer at Mojitos Restaurant, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, 26876 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 916-1162.

Lou Gehrig’s support group
Support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends, provided by the ALS Association of Greater Los Angeles, free, 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-8068.

Calif. Assoc. for Nurse Practitioners
The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners will hold their monthly dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, Woodland Hills. Nurse practitioners, students and health care professionals welcome. Info: (818) 725-3778 or

‘Extend the mind’ clinic
Presented by Dakim Brain Fitness, a cognitive training specialist will demonstrate how computerized mind games can stimulate and strengthen memory and motor skills, free, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, Pacifica Senior Living, 24305 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. (661) 255-3100.

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:


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