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Posted: August 2, 2008 9:21 p.m.
Updated: October 4, 2008 5:01 a.m.
Lexus Jazz and Blues Series

The sounds of live jazz and blues bands once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia during the 10th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Hours for the concerts will be 7-9:30 p.m. and they will take place on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt Valencia. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed. Admission is free. The concert line-up includes: Friday - Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet, Aug. 15 - Tom Nolan Band, Aug. 22 - Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Aug. 29 - The Delgado Brothers, Sept. 5 - Michael John & the Bottom Line. For more information regarding the series or sponsorship opportunities, call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911.

Performing Arts Theater Camp
Showdown Performing Arts Theater Camp will offer a full week of theater classes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday throught Friday at the Sierra Vista Branch of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club on the campus of Sierra Vista Junior High School, 19425 Stillmore, Canyon Country. Free to members of the SCV Boys and Girls Club ages 12-18. Membership in Club is $24 a year. At the end of the Camp a performance of "A Voice of Our Own," written by teens, will be held. To sign up for the Club or for information on the theater camp call (661) 251-6017. For information about Showdown Performing Arts call (661) 799-0758.

Summer Food Drive
The city of Santa Clarita will host a special Summer Food Drive between Friday and Aug. 29 at three city locations: City Hall, the Transit Maintenance Facility and the Aquatics Center. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078.

Assistance League Back to School
The Assistance League of Santa Clarita is featuring "Back to School" shopping through Aug. 30 at their Take Two Resale shop. Proceeds benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Donations are always welcome. Take Two Resale shop is located at 24364 Main Street in downtown Newhall. For more information, visit or call (661) 255-1991.

Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will hold a dance on Friday at the Santa Clarita Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.

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Vacation Bible School

Valencia United Methodist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School during the week of Aug. 4. Preschoolers through 6th graders are invited to join. VBS will meet 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for the week is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child from the same family. For more information or to register, please call the church office at (661) 255-1301.

Cal South Soccer Training
Velocity Sports Performance is offering a special program to all Cal South soccer players to train during August. Each participating player will attend 10 training sessions for $199. For more information, visit or call Velocity at (661) 294-4000.

LETMESAIL August Activities
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following August events for registered clients:
Today: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football, COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Monday, Aug. 4: 10-11 a.m., Morning Hike: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.
Monday, Aug. 4: 3-4 p.m., KICKS Martial Arts Self-Defense Class: KICKS Martial Arts, 28030 Seco Canyon Road.
Wednesday, Aug. 6: 10-11 a.m., Nutrition Class: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Friday, Aug. 8: 7-9 p.m., "Hang Loose" Night: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road;
Saturday, Aug. 9: 9-10 a.m., TaeBo Exercise Class: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday, Aug. 9: 10 a.m.- noon, "Art Experience": Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or For further information, visit Volunteer opportunities are available.

Newcomers & Friends
Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women new to the Santa Clarita Valley. Meet at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 18729 Via Princessa on Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Senior Center Rummage Sale
The SCV Senior Center will be hosting a monthly rummage sale on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items may be donated on the preceding Friday and Monday each month at 8 a.m. All funds raised benefit the SCV Senior Center.

Shopping for the Boys & Girls Club
Between Aug. 6-17, customers shopping at the Santa Clarita JCPenney will have the chance to round up their total purchase to the next dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, which will donate the money to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. For more information, contact Jaci Hoffman at (661) 297-3692.

Castaic Lake Programs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting two new programs at Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For Movies at the Lake, the community is invited to bring snacks, a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy a family movie in Paradise Cove on the lagoon. Vehicle parking is $11 but the movie is free. Movies are scheduled for Aug. 8, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. A Summer Campfire Talk Series will be held every Saturday at the new campground amphitheater, on the east side of the lagoon, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information call (661) 257-4050.

Wildlife Waystation Orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, call (818) 899-5201 or visit

Time Management Presentation
On Aug. 12th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm the Family Child Care Association of the SCV will be hosting a presentation on Time Management by Liz Hodson. Liz is a radio personality on our hometown station and a life skills coach. Members are free, guests are $5 to attend.. The FCCASCV meets the second Tuesday of every month at the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon for networking and support for licensed in home child care providers and parent advocates. To get free child care referrals in our community or to RSVP to attend the workshop, please call (661) 250-4238.

Senior Center Movie
The SCV Senior Center will be showing "The Bucket List," starring Jack Lemmon and Morgan Freeman, on Aug. 13 at 2:15 p.m. Donation, $1, popcorn, $.25, free parking. All ages welcome. For more information, call (661) 259-9444.

Sierra Club Events
Wednesday, Aug 13, 7 p.m. Mission Peak Moonlight Conditioning Hike. Leaders: Gaylon Rodin (661) 263-0568, Henry Schultz (661) 284-5613, Mary Ellen Dittemore, Ken Kerner. Moderate five-mile, 1,200' gain to view San Fernando Valley. Meet at trail head (take 405 Fwy to 118 Fwy W, exit Balboa N, 2 mi to Sesnon, W one mile to Neon Way, R to end of street). Bring water, lug soles and flashlight.

Skin Care Information Meeting
Infinity MedSpa in Valencia will host an informational meeting on medical treatments to reverse the effects of sun damaged skin on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Meeting will include treatment demonstrations, product give-aways and complimentary wine and appetizers. Limited availability. For reservations, call (661) 259-8100.

Real Estate Club Meeting
The Investing in Real Estate Clubs will be meeting at Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill in Valencia on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Admission, including dinner, is $29. Speakers at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (877) 285-8669 or visit

SCV Quilt Guild Activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The following is a list of upcoming activities:
Aug. 14 - Tammie Bowser on Quilted Photography
For information e-mail Adva Price at or visit the Web site at

Velocity Sports Powerlifiting Meet
Velocity Sports Performance will be hosting a powerlifting meet on Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free to all spectators. There will be a BBQ following the competition for a nominal charge. For more information, call (661) 294-4000.

Painted Turtle Camp Benefit
On Aug. 16, the Tournament Players Club in Valencia will be the site of an evening of entertainment by blues artist Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps - all to benefit The Painted Turtle camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. For information visit

SCV Songwriter & Composer's Circle
Due to a fire at Rattlesnake Slims coffee house, the SCV Songwriter and Composer's Circle will be meeting at the Academy of Southeast Asian Martial Arts on Aug. 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail

Benefit Concert
The Crossroads Tavern in Lake Hughes will be hosting a free concert to benefit the SCV Food Pantry on Aug. 16 from 3 to 9 p.m. Mad Mad Marcae & his Lost Roll of Pennies Blues Band will be performing, and food will be provided. For more information, call (661) 724-0911.

Open Air Paint Out
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association will meet for a plein air paint out on Monday, Aug. 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pico Canyon County Park. For more information, e-mail Laura Wambsgans at or call (661) 259-0696.

Black Business Committee Mixer
The SCV Black Business Committee Mixer will be held on Aug. 28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the River Village, Lennar Properties off Newhall Ranch Road. For more information call (661) 294-5290 or visit

Heart of the West Fundraiser
Carosel Ranch will be hosting their annual fundraiser, "Heart of the West" on Aug. 23. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, cleanup and at the event. Call (661) 268-8010 for more information.

Fertility Seminar
The Southern California Reproductive Center will be hosting a free public seminar on fertility preservation and egg freezing at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (661) 253-3633 ext. 4.

COC Computer Classes
College of the Canyons is offering a series of free one-day computer classes covering several different topics. Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 6 through Nov. 15 on the COC Valencia Campus, Towsley Hall room 105. Registration is required. For more information, call (661) 362-3300 or visit

Oldies & Goodies Car Show
On Sept. 6, from 5 to 10 p.m. there will be a car show at Saugus Speedway. General admission is $10. There will be live ‘50's bands, dancing, food, raffles, trophies and prizes. To get your application and register your classic car, truck, or motorcycle, visit or call (661) 259-3886 for more information.

Children's Dental Health Fiesta
The Foundation for Children's Dental Health is celebrating its 15th birthday by hosting a Quinceanera on Sept. 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the home of Mayor Bob Kellar. The evening includes live salsa music, dancing and
food. Ticket prices are $100. Proceeds benefit children in our valley suffering from a lack of dental care. For more information, call Ericka Watson at (661) 296-8515 or Brendie Bandara at (661) 255-4923.

Safety Fair
The Vally Trauma Counseling Center will be hosting a Children's Safety Fair on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center. For more information, contact Jae Farkas at or at (818) 756-5335.

Theatrical Tea
Circle of Hope will be hosting their fifth annual theatrical tea on Sept. 13-14 from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and include musical theater, live performances, and a formal English tea in a garden setting. Circle of Hope is dedicated to financially assisting individuals with breast cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley. For tickets or more information, call (661) 254-5218 or visit


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