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Posted: August 30, 2008 8:50 p.m.
Updated: November 1, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Football Recovery Sessions
Velocity Sports Performance has developed a program to help football players recover from game day and prepare for the next week of practice. The sessions for high school players will take place on Saturdays from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. and for youth players on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $30 per session and free for Velocity members. Velocity Sports Performance is located at 25461 Rye Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. For more information or to register, call (661) 294-4000or visit

Family-to-Family Education
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for adult family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses.  In the SCV the course will run from 6:45  to 9:30 p.m. from Thursday through Dec. 4 at 21618 Golden Triangle Road, Suite 106, Santa Clarita. Registration is required. For more information, call (661) 803-9593.

Heart Link Network Meeting
The Heart Link Network is a monthly relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. This unique experience enables you to meet great women like yourself, who help one another grow their businesses and strengthen their community. Fourth Tuesday of the month , 7 to 9:30 p.m. Attendance is limited to 25 women. For  information or to RSVP, e-mail or  (661) 513-0662.

Voter Registration at Senior Center
Register or reregister to vote in the 2008 presidential election at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to U.S. citizens who are 18 or older.

Support for Parents of Addicts
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter’s drug or alcohol addiction will meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room No. 1 on the second floor. Adults only. For more information, call (661) 296-1939.

Men of Harmony Meets in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings take place on every first Tuesday evening of the month at Pizza Hut,  23430 Lyons Ave. For more information, call (661) 424-9009 or visit

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Assistance League meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. This Wednesday’s meeting will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. The Oct. 1 meeting begins with a social at 8:30 a.m. Assistance League  operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main St. in Newhall. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (661) 255-1991.

Health Lectures for Women

On Thursdays, from Sept. 4 to 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., Family Physician Amy Goff, staff member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, will speak on topics related to women’s health. Lectures will be held at the Church on the Way, 23415 Cinema Drive. The event is free. For more information, please call (818) 847-4535.

Newcomers and Friends
Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women new to the SCV. The group offers luncheons, activities and fun. Meet for coffee on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Starbucks on Bouquet Canyon and Haskell Canyon Road. For more information, visit

CTG Youth Workshops
The Canyon Theatre Guild is accepting enrollment for fall youth workshops. The fall programs include Adventures in Theatre Daytime Workshops for homeschooled children. Act I is a beginning class that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will culminate in a performance of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Act II is an advanced class and admission is by audition. This class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with two weeks of morning performances of “Madelaine’s Christmas.” Act III is for children in grades 2-5 and meets Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call (661) 799-2702.

ALS Support Group
The Lou Gehrig’s disease support group will meet at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 865-8067 ext. 234.

Duplicate Bridge Game
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. The games will be held at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall.  For more information, call (661) 803-2266.

Sept. Calendar

LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following September events for registered clients:
Friday — 7-10 p.m. — Outdoor Movie Night at LARC Ranch; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road.
Sept. 7 — 5:30-7 p.m. — SNAP Flag Football Practice at COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
RSVP required.  For more information, call Chris at (661) 702-8555 or visit Volunteer opportunities available.

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.

History of the Ridge Route
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a lecture at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 on the History of the Ridge Route. Harrison Scott, executive director of the Ridge Route Preservation Organization and author of the recently published book “Lost Hotels on California’s Historic Ridge Route“, will deliver a talk at the historic Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction within William S. Hart Park on 24101 Newhall Ave. (formerly San Fernando Road) in Newhall. He will also be signing copies of his new book. Public welcome. Free. For information, call Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at (661) 254-1275 or

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

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

Hart Cheer Spirit Day
Hart High School will host a cheer clinic in the gym on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 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 “cheerleading.” For information, call (661) 259-7575.

A History of Bad People of SCV
SCV historian John Boston will share the stories of the infamous people of our valley on Sept. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the COC Canyon Country campus, room 501. Cost is $45. Register online at or by calling (661) 362-3300.

Songwriter and Composer’s Circle
Musicians meet in a positive environment to share songs every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Cuppy’s Coffee & More on Sierra Highway. RSVP to

Presidential Election Forums
The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Shalom will present two presidential election forums to provide residents of the Santa Clarita Valley with information about each candidate’s platforms and views. The Republican forum will be held on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Democratic forum will be held on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Forums will be held at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information, call (661) 713-1087.

Senior Cinema
The SCV Senior Center will be showing “Bonnie and Clyde” starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty on Sept. 10 at 2:15 p.m.  Donations are $1, popcorn is 25 cents, parking is free.  For more information, call (661) 259-9444.

T’ai Chi Class at Senior Center
New students will be accepted for the 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday T’ai Chi class at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, during October. All ages welcome. $2 for seniors, $4 for non-seniors. The Senior Center also offers a Saturday morning class from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for $30 per month and a Tuesday-Thursday afternoon class from 3 to 4 p.m. For information, (661) 259-9444 or

Suki Yaki Cooking Classes at Center

Japanese cooking instructor Mrs. Haru Nikaido will teach a Suki Yaki class, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Fee: $10 and class members will dine together on Suki Yaki and brown rice.  Open to adults 18 and over. Reservations:  (661) 259-9444, or Mrs. Nikaido, at (661) 244-7666.

Agua Dulce Fair and Parade
The 38th annual Agua Dulce country fair and parade will be  Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Activities include a traditional parade, vendors, shows, competitions, catered dinner, live music and dancing. For more information, visit

A Night Under the Stars for OTNA
On  Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., Old Town Newhall Association will present A Night Under the Stars at the Silver Horseshoe Saloon.  Dinner, casino and music by Riders of the Purple Sage included. For reservations, call (661) 253-0790 or visit

SC Master Chorale Auditions
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale is holding auditions for new members on Sept. 13 at the Valencia United Methodist Church.  The Chorale rehearses weekly from September through June and presents a three-concert series in December, March and June.   To obtain specific audition requirements and to schedule an audition call (661) 254-8886 or e-mail

Children’s 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.

Circle of Hope Theatrical Tea
Circle of Hope will host the fifth annual theatrical tea on noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 13-14. Tickets are $50 each, and the afternoon includes 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 information, call (661) 254-5218 or visit

Democratic Grand Opening
All Santa Clarita Democrats are invited to the Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration on Sept. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 23119 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Joe Bartone & Thelonius Dub will entertain.

Republican Women Meet
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated will meet on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon in Stevenson Ranch. Tony Strickland, State Senate candidate for the 19th Senate District will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (661) 299-1834 or (661) 252-4911.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club Meeting
The Sierra Pelona Rock Club  will be meeting for a show and tell on Sept. 16 at the clubhouse of Greenbrier Mobile Home Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (661) 255-5243 or visit

SCV History Lecture Series

Every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. between Sept. 17 and Nov. 19, the SCV Historical Society will present a series of lectures by John Boston on the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. The class will be held at a different location each week. The fee for the class is $120 plus a $20 materials/location fee. For more information or to register, visit or call (661) 254-1275.

Lecture Series on our First Ladies

On Sept. 19, the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Walter Ostromecki will be giving a lecture titled “An Evening with America’s First Ladies” at the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce room located at the Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, in Chatsworth. Lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. For information, call (818) 349-0878.

Hunger Defense Fund Walk-a-Thon

The Hunger Defense Fund will host a Walk-A-Thon on Sept. 20 at the K-Mart Shopping Center on the corner of Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road. Registration is at 8 a.m. There will also be a drive-by food drive. Drop off food or monetary donations. For more information, call (661) 299-9273 or visit

Jews Sing the Blues
Congregation Beth Shalom will be hosting a special blues event on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. at 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information, call (661) 254-2411 or visit

Third Annual Day for Kids in Newhall
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the City of Santa Clarita are partnering to offer the third annual Day for Kids. It will be held on Sept. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. in Newhall Park.  More than 70 community organizations will provide free entertainment, games, food, carnival rides, and a raffle.  For more information, call (661) 254-CLUB.

LARC Annual Fundraiser
“Elvis is in the House,” the LARC Foundation annual fundraiser will  be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. Lunch and entertainment, featuring Raymond Michael, Elvis impersonator. Tickets are $125 for adults, $50 for children and $325 for a family package including two adult and two child tickets. For more Information, call (661) 296-8636 ext. 219.

WorshipFest 2008
Trinity Classical Academy will host a night of worship music featuring Lincoln Brewster, Christian recording artist. The concert will be held on Sept. 26 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive. Pizza will be available for sale starting at 5 p.m. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information or for tickets, call (661) 296-2601 or visit

Scouts Leaders of Character Dinner
The Boy Scouts of America will present the Third Annual Santa Clarita Valley Leaders of Character Recognition dinner on Sept. 27 at the Hyatt Valencia.  (818) 933-0120.

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

Heritage Haunt Blood Drive
The Heritage Haunt Community Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., on Oct. 1  at the Saugus Station at the SCV Historical Society, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Sign up and donate blood to receive a free ticket for the Heritage Haunt. For more information, call Scott Sivley at (661) 254-1275 or visit and enter sponsor code: scvhistorical.

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 at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. For more information, call  (661) 702-8555 or visit

Costume Party Extravaganza
The SCV Black Business Committee will host the first Costume Party Extravaganza 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 25 at The Embassy Suites, 28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Tickets $20 before Oct. 10. Prizes for best costume, original costume and Thriller Dance Contest. Information: Kacey Thorps (661) 294-5290.

Hart Class of ‘68 Reunion
The Hart High School Class of 1968 40th class reunion will be held 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, contact 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.  The rubber duck race will be held at 1 p.m.  For information about duck adoptions, visit For general information, call (661) 257-2339, ext. 302 or visit

The Wine Affair
The Soroptimists of Greater Santa Clarita Valley will host the inaugural “The Wine Affair ... Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds” on Oct. 19 from 1 to 5  p.m. along Town Center Drive in the Westfield Valencia Town Center. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center to help women who are unable to afford detection services. Tickets will be available at $40 in advance; $50 the day of the event. This event is limited to participants ages 21 and over. Tickets will be sold at participating venues beginning in September or may be purchased by sending a check to SIGSCV, Attention: Sheryl Geraci, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1352.  For more information, email


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