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Posted: August 12, 2008 6:49 p.m.
Updated: October 14, 2008 5:02 a.m.

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.

Back to School Shopping
The Assistance League of Santa Clarita is featuring "Back to School" shopping through Aug. 30 at its 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 St. in downtown Newhall. For more information, visit or call (661) 255-1991.

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:
Saturday: 7-9 p.m., Bingo Night "Fun in the Sun": Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

Sunday, Aug. 17: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football: COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

Monday: 10-11 a.m., Morning Hike: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.

Monday: 3-4 p.m., KICKS Martial Arts Self-Defense Class: KICKS Martial Arts, 28030 Seco Canyon Road.

Sunday, Aug. 24: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football: COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

Monday, Aug. 25: 10-11 a.m., Morning Hike: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.

Wednesday, Aug. 27: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wellness Wednesday, City Services, Part I: Regional Center, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Ste. 100.

Friday, Aug. 29: 7-9 p.m., "Chili Cook-off" Cooking Club; call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.

Sunday, Aug. 31: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Archery Class, Woodley Park; Meet at the Bank of America on Lyons and Valley Street in Newhall.

Sunday, Aug. 31: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football: COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or For further information, visit Volunteer opportunities are available.

Summer Food Drive
Santa Clarita will host a special Summer Food Drive through Aug. 29 at three 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, Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078.

Senior Center Rummage Sale
The SCV Senior Center will host 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.

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 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. There will be talks about sailing, kayaking, fishing, astronomy and local history. For information call (661) 257-4050.

Wildlife Way-station 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

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

Sierra Club Events
Today 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 5 miles, 1200 feet gain to view San Fernando Valley. Meet at trail head (take 405 Fwy to 118 Fwy west, exit Balboa north, 2 miles to Sesnon, west 1 mile to Neon Way, Right to end of street). Bring water, lug soles and flashlight.

Saturday, 6 p.m. Santa Clarita River Twilight Stroll. Leaders: Dave Morrow (254-5245), Henry Schultz (284-5613). Easy 3-4 mile stroll along the Santa Clara River with discussion on the effects from development to this vital water resource and wildlife corridor. Meet at 6 p.m. at Pavillons Shopping Center located on corner of McBean Pkwy/Magic Mountain Pkwy. in Santa Clarita (take I-5 North, exit at Valencia Boulevard, turn right (east), then left (north) on McBean Parkway. Turn left at first stoplight past Magic Mountain Parkway into Pavillons Shopping Center. Meet at far north side by River. Bring water, flashlight and money for a refreshment stop.

Sunday, Annual Fundraiser Party from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Our annual blowout will be at the Schultz's from. Donation of $20 for individual or $30 for family. Pool and spa available - bring swim suit and towels. Meet, greet and consume large quantities of everything. Main dishes, wine, beer and cordials provided. Call Henry at (661) 284-5613 to reserve your spot and confirm side dish you want to bring.

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 Thursday at 7 p.m. Meeting will include treatment demonstrations, product give-aways and complimentary wine and appetizers. Limited availability. 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 Thursday 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

Velocity Sports Powerlifiting
Velocity Sports Performance will be hosting a powerlifting meet on Saturday 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.

Gymnastics First Meet in Location
Gymnastics Unlimited will hold its first competitive meet for girls at their new location in the Rye Canyon Business Park on Saturday. For more information, call (661) 257-2GYM.

SCV Songwriter & Composer's Circle
The SCV Songwriter and Composer's Circle will meet at the Academy of Southeast Asian Martial Arts on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail

Benefit Concert at Lake Hughes

The Crossroads Tavern in Lake Hughes will be hosting a free concert to benefit the SCV Food Pantry on Saturday 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 in Pico Canyon
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association will meet for a plein air paint out on Monday 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

Democratic Alliance for Action
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action will meet on Aug. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza on Lyons Avenue to watch Obama's Convention acceptance and learn about Novermber's election. All Democrats are welcome. For more information call (661) 877-2775.

Castaic Seniors Club Events
Sept. 5 - Denny's at 9 a.m.

Sept. 12 - Grandparent's Day celebration from 6 to 10 p.m in the community room at the Castaic Sports Complex. RSVP to (661) 775-8865.

Sept. 19 - Jack Freech presentation on jewelry at 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 26 - Recreation Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Heads Up Therapy with Horses
Heads Up Therapy with horses for disabled children will be holding a volunteer training class on Sept. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To sign up call (661) 298-2687.

Hart Cheer Spirit Day
The Hart High School cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic in the gym on Sept. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. Open to ages 5-12 $40 registration before Aug 20. $45. after. Forms available at click on performing arts and then on cheerleading. For more information, call (661) 259-7575.

Safety Fair
The Valley 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.

Hollister Shipmates Reunion
USS Hollister (DD-788) crew reunion in Branson, Mo., on Sept. 17-21. Shipmates are being sought. Contact Nelda Rupp, 15440 SE Hartnell Ave., Portland, Ore., 97267. Call (503) 656-4949 or e-mail at

LARC Annual Fundraiser
"Elvis is in the House" the LARC Foundation annual fundraiser will be held 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. Lunch and entertainment, featuring Raymond Michael, Elvis impersonator. Tickets: $125 adults, $50 children and $325 family package includes two adult and two child tickets. Information: (661) 296-8636 ext. 219.

Antique and Collectors Fair
Antique and collectors fair will be held on Sept. 28, starting at 8 a.m. at COC, parking lot eight. Fair will run the last Sunday of every month.

Evening of Inspiration
LETMESAIL is planning an "Evening of Inspiration" featuring motivational speaker Patrick Henry Hughes at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

Fillmore & Western Field Trips
Vintage trains depart at 10 a.m. on select weekdays and travel to the Fillmore Fish Hatchery. Also, in October each year, a train travels to a private pumpkin patch. For information about a unique school field trip, call Fillmore & Western Railway Co. at (805) 524-2546 or visit

Hart Class of ‘68 Reunion
The Hart High School Class of 1968 40th class reunion 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 18 at El Chaparral Mexican restaurant, Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. RSVP or to submit pictures for the memory book: Karen Deason Campbell at (209) 862-1898 or

Rubber Ducky Regatta
Thee Samuel Dixon Family Health Center's sixth Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castaic Lake. For information (661) 257-2339, ext. 302.


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