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Posted: August 10, 2010 8:49 p.m.
Updated: August 11, 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.
Aug. 13 — Nelsen Adelard
Aug. 20 — Delgado Brothers
Aug. 27 — Michael John & the Bottom Line

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
Relay for Life Bowl-a-Thon includes 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., Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Info:

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

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. 21
The Hart Quarterback Club is hosting its 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Robinson Ranch Golf Course, shotgun start at noon, Saturday, dinner, prizes, raffles, silent auction, all proceeds will benefit the Hart High football program. Info: (661) 259-9811 or

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

Sept. 11
The Betty Ferguson Foundation Woman of Honor Dinner will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Individual Ticket price: $150. Sponsorship tables are available. The 10th annual Woman Of Honor Dinner will recognizing Jacquie Petersen, the “Jewel” of the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information, contact the BFF office (661) 702-8712.

Upcoming Events
California Rangers equestrian group

California Rangers, a nonprofit youth equestrian group, is looking for new members. No riding experience or horse needed. Open to boys and girls ages 9 to 17. Group rides one night weekly, 6-8 p.m., year round. Info: (661) 645-2962.

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, September’s book is “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway, 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

Stitches from the Heart
Group needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters, and hats for babies in need; items are donated to hospital all over the country. Patterns available and donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Info: (877) 985-9212 or

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.

Rancho Camulos historic landmark
Docent-led public and group tours offered 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from February-November, special group and school tours available, suggested donation is $5 for adults, $3 for children and students, proceeds benefit Rancho Camulos’ nonprofit museum — a National Historical Landmark where the early California lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment, 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru. Info: (805) 521-1501 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.

Mental illness support group
The National Alliance of Mental Illness hosts an ongoing free support group for families and loved ones of those with a serious mental illness, 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday of each month,  Santa Clarita Mental Health Clinic, 23501 Cinema Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 360-8002.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club, meets 4 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month, Sunday, Aug. 22.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437 or (661) 296-9252.

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. 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.
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.

WorkSource workshops
Held at Santa Clarita WorkSource California office, College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road,  Suite 259, Valencia, unless location otherwise indicated. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Wednesday, Aug. 11 — Job hunter’s club, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 13 — Bank of America Recruitment, 2-4:30 p.m.

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, Aug. 14 — Bear Divide to Walker Ranch, moderate 7-mile loop, meet at Walker Ranch Trailhead on Placerita Canyon Road, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 15 — Survival Training with Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, free class, 8:30 a.m., Placerita Nature Center Ampitheatre.
Saturday, Aug. 21 — Sullivan/Rustic Canyon, moderate 6-mile hike, meet 7:45 a.m. at Queensferry and Bayliss Roads, bring bug spray.

D.E.E. Studio auditions
D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy will hold an open audition call for the upcoming fall production of “The Addams Family” musical, roles available for ages 5 through adult, Aug. 9-13. Info: (661) 254-4543 or

Free student immunization clinic
Northeast Valley Health Corporation will hold a free back to school immunization event, parents must be in attendance and present child’s yellow immunization record before vaccines can be administered, event will also feature child ID program (fingerprinting), health plan/insurance assistance and enrollment, and goodie bags, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, NEVHC Santa Clarita Health Center, 18533 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus, Albertson’s Shopping Center. Info: (661) 705-2034.

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 offered
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.

Valencia Women’s Connection lunch
“It’s Summer, Let’s Entertain” is the theme of the August Valencia Women’s Connection Luncheon, guest speakers include Stacey Nivichanov from Pampered Chef and author Vivian Baniak “Money, No Small Change,” 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, $16, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Reservations requested. Info: (661) 297-5589.

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

Heritage Haunt acting class
Acting class includes special guest Bob Vernon, motion picture and television producer and director and Haunt alumni from Knotts Berry Farm, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 904-4766 or

Single Mother’s Outreach kickoff
Santa Clarita Valley single parents are invited to enjoy a cup of tea, meet other single parents, and learn more about what’s happening this fall at Single Mother’s Outreach, 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15, Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit
Overview for the Aid & Attendance benefit available to eligible wartime veterans or their surviving spouses, which can offset some of the costs of medical, assisted living, home health care or nursing home expenses, 5 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17 and 10 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, Aug. 18, Summerhill Villa Senior Living, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-9933.

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 e-mail

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. 17 and 31, Specialty Labs building, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 877-7867.

AARP Driver Safety program
Refresher class qualifies participants age 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance credit, prerequisite is regular AARP eight-hour class in past four years, $12 members, $14 non-members, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. 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, Sunday, Aug. 22 - Buzz Maddoz Octet, Sept. 26 - Sardo’s Jazz Holiday with Pete Kier, Oct. 24 - Scott Lowe Big Band, Nov. 28 - Evie & All That Jazz; $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 non-members, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

Introduction to chakras and Reiki
Free class taught by Joan Darlene, Reiki master, offers info on chakras, Reiki, and how the two are related, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 252-0650.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions 
The Braille Institute Mobile Solutions Van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired, including sale of assistive devices, library services registration, and resource referrals. Appointment required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444,ext. 125.

Light the Night Caruso’s Fundraiser 
The SCV-Newhall Optimist Club is sponsoring a Light the Night fundraiser from 5 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, Caruso’s Italian Restaurant, 18340 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 296-0782.

High Impact workshops
Trade Shows: learn strategies, techniques and practices used by veterans to improve results, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25; Community Exhibiting: learn the tricks to inexpensive and successful exhibiting at community events, 11 a.m, Thursay, Aug. 26. Lunch included. Coco’s Restaurant, 24930 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 600-3048.

Wise Weighs weight loss workshop
Serving anyone currently trying to lose weight or who wants to lose weight, design your diet, no stress, includes workbook and lunch, 7 a.m. -2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, LaQuinta Inns and Suites, two for one Signal special. Info: or (661) 373-1899.

Hart Cheer Spirit Day
Girls ages 5 to 12 are welcome for a day of learning cheers, chants, jumps, a short dance routine and pizza lunch with the Hart High cheerleaders, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, Hart High School large gym, $45, participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and photo. Info:

Zonta Club ‘Workplace Success’
Free workshop to help local women find success in the workplace, with info on suitable attire, tips on what makes a good employee become a great employee, and the rights of an employee and what an employee can expect from an employer, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, Valencia Library, community room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Reservations requested. Info: or (661) 252-9351.

OLPH 66th annual barbecue in Newhall
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host its 66th annual barbecue with a great variety of food and desserts including rib, Italian sausage, tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs, raffles, rides for the kids, face painting, games, car show, live entertainment and more with the theme “Route 66,” 6-11 p.m, Friday, Sept. 17, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19. Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 373-3734.

Special Olympics Golf Tournament
8th Annual Special Olympics Southern California Santa Clarita Charity Golf Tournament raises funds for athletic training and competition for athletes eight years or older in a variety of Olympic-type sports, 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13, Tournament Player’s Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. $175 per player or $700 per foursome includes lunch, refreshments, buffet, silent and live auction for player and significant other following event. Info: (661) 253-2121 or


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