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Posted: June 1, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 1, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch
Saturday, June  4

Fortieth annual benefit auction for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, live and silent auctions, gourmet food, raffle, entertainment and dancing, 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Auction donations gratefully accepted. Info: (661) 254-3063 or

Inaugural Stars and Stripes Barbecue & Salsa Showdown will benefit 999 for Kids, Military Activation Committee, Fueled by the Fallen and Soldiers’ Angels. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Food, games, live music, craft vendors, a Kids’ Zone with pony rides, bounce house, dunk tank, slide and more.  Entry fee of $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 and under includes a barbecue card to allow tastings at each entrant’s booth. Info: or (661) 294-6309.

Santa Clarita Rotary Club third annual Luau 6-10 p.m. Tickets $75 each. Held at the Werner Sand Canyon Estate, 2011 Beaver Run Road, Canyon Country. The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita is holding its annual fundraising event to benefit several SCV nonprofits. Contact Connie Green 661-296-9521

Sunday, June  5

The Arthritis Foundation’s Pacific Region’s Let’s Move Together Arthritis Walk for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys raises money for research through fun and fitness, registration 7:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m., Sunday, June 5, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia. Info: (818) 935-4502 or

Tuesday, June  7
The Manga Club at Barnes & Noble in Valencia invites everyone interested in manga, comic books written and drawn in the Japanese style, to meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the community room at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. This month’s meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday,  June 7, (661) 254-6604.

Saturday, June 11

Santa Clarita Elks Club will host the second annual Car Show and Chili Cookoff 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Crock-Pot chili cook-off entry $10, car show entry $20. Trophies, silent auction, horseshoes and music. All proceeds benefit the philanthropy programs of the Elks. Info: (661) 251-1500

Saturday, June  12

Vine2Wine Classic presented by Circle of Hope.  1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 12. Tickets: $50 each. Mann BioMedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Road, Valencia. Beer garden, library wines, jazz music, art exhibit, wine pull. Info: or (661) 254-5218. 

Moonlight Stroll. 7 p.m. at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Free. Parking $7. Wander the trails under a nearly full moon. Uncover which plants and animals are adapted to this transition time and maybe even see a few elusive nocturnal animals. Meet at Towsley Canyon’s front parking lot for this easy hike. Two hours. Program sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Upcoming Events

Gently used clothing needed
Wayman Cleaners is collecting gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories such as purses to distribute to the homeless and low-income populations in and around the SCV, clothes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Wayman Cleaners, 23120 Lyons Ave, Suite 15. Info: (661) 259-5857.

Interior design disasters for HGTV
Homeowners in the Santa Clarita Valley are sought who have an interior decorating disaster. HGTV is now casting energetic, fun-spirited homeowners who want to remedy their failed decorating attempts. Friends and families of homeowners may also apply — if you think your friend/relative needs a decorating intervention. Homeowners: must have created a hideous room (that can be fixed cosmetically). Horrible color schemes, decorating “themes” gone wrong, “kitschy” becoming tacky. Loud designs welcome. Must have a family member or close friend who is troubled by the hideousness of the room. (Can be the homeowner him/herself.) Rooms that were decorated by the home’s previous owner will not be considered. Home must be within 60 miles of Los Angeles. Taping begins in mid-June, casting is occurring now. To apply email Cole Schneider at:, or call: (303) 872-8688.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Free family nature walk and native live animal presentation, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., every Saturday. Docent-led bird walk every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. Blooms of the Season wildflower walk every fourth Saturday, 9:30 a.m.. Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, New-hall. (661) 259-7721.

California 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 Callender’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.

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 Callender’s, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (818) 508-9626.

Beginners’ salsa dance
Cuban-style salsa lessons, no partner required, beginners 7-8:15 p.m., intermediate 8:15-9:15 p.m., Wednesdays, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

Bridges to Ability Activities calendar
Bridges to Ability for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
Saturday, June 4 “Hang Loose Night” Dinner and the Stars; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; call B2A office for event details.
Sunday, June 5 SNAP Kickball Practice;    6-7:30 p.m.; LARC Ranch Field; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Monday, June 6 “Anchors Aweigh” hike day; 10-11 a.m.; call B2A for meeting place.
Monday, June 13 “Cooking Club; Summer Dairy Menu; 6-8 p.m.; location TBA.
Saturday, June 18 “Bridges to Volunteerism” Habitat for Humanity event; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; call B2A to register and event details.
Sunday, June 19 SNAP Kickball practice; 6-7:30 p.m.; LARC Ranch Field; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Friday, June 24 STARZ event Escape’s “Annie” production; 10 a.m.; SCPAC at COC; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Sunday, June 26 SNAP Kickball Tournament; 6-8pm; LARC Ranch Field; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, June 29 “Anchors Aweigh” Wellness Wednesday; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; NLACRC; 28470 Avenue Stanford.
Thursday, June 30 “Anchors Aweigh” Volunteer Opportunity Mailing Project; Bridges office; 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.
RSVP required: Chris at Bridges to Ability Foundation at  (661) 702-8555 or Volunteer opportunities are available.

Valencia Women’s Connection lunch
Valencia Women’s Connection invites all women in our community to attend  a luncheon Thursday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $16,  inclusive. Held at  Santa Clarita Activity Center 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91351. Beauty makeover presentation by Lola Piraino, a salon owner and licensed cosmetologist specializing in color artistry, color correction and image consulting. Inspirational speaker: Carol Guttman:  “Home Improvement 101”, First fix yourself. Reservations: Glenda Lundberg, 22536 Paraguay Drive, Saugus 91350. Make checks out to Valencia Women’s Connection.   Info:  Glenda (661) 297-5589.

Family outdoor movie night
The Foundation for Children’s Dental Health will host the second annual free Outdoor Family Movie Night presented by Advantage Disposal 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 3, at  Valencia Heritage Park, corner of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia. Bring the family and a few blankets and enjoy the Dreamworks film “Megamind.” Enjoy a movie under the stars and raise funds for the Foundation for Children’s Dental Health. Pre-movie activities for the kids include face painting, crafts, raffle prizes, and more.  The “Snack Shack” will sell snacks. Shave It and other food vendors will be on hand to help raise funds. Purchase dinner and snacks at the event.

Grandparent/child advocates group
Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection group meeting 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4 at offices of Heart of The Canyons Church, 21618 Golden Triangle Road, Suite 106, Saugus 91350. A monthly group dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren.  It is comprised of grandparents, grandchildren, and parents united for the purpose to advocate for those children, to educate and bring into awareness, and support the grandparents who suffer from the loss of affection and contact with their grandchildren. Info:  Kathy Gorlick, group facilitator   (661) 714-2787
Fairy tales, Fables and Creatures
Santa Clarita Master Chorale featuring the Santa Clarita Children’s Honor Choir present Fairy tales, Fables and Creatures, 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5,  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info:

Starlight Ball for Optimist Club
The SCV-Newhall Optimist Club will host it’s first “Starlight Ball” 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. Entertainment, ballroom dancing, silent auction, door prizes, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Donation $25 includes a real Italian dinner, beverages, and dessert. Info: Barbie (661) 645-0232. All proceeds benefit the SCV-Newhall Optimist Club Youth programs.

Sierra Hillbillies June Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will hold a Flag Day Dance on Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Caller Paul Waters will call squares and Joe Scarlatella will cue rounds. Red, white, and blue attire is encouraged. Info: (661) 298-7794, or visit

Route 66 Classic Car Show
Spectators are free, and vehicle registration is $10 (donated to Safe Rides). Location: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Help celebrate Safe Rides 25th year serving the SCV. Car Shows are held on the second Saturday of the month, May through October, 5-9 p.m. Spectators are free, and vehicle registration is $10 (donated to Safe Rides). Enjoy great food and live music, while viewing classic cars. Trophies are awarded in 20 categories. Held at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Saturday, June 11; Saturday, July 9; Saturday, Aug. 13; Saturday, Sept. 10; Saturday, Oct. 8. Info:, or call (661) 298-1494.

Help Drive Away Hunger golf event
Help Drive Away Hunger – Monday, June 13 – golfers needed for the 25th annual Southland Regional Association of Realtors Santa Clarita Valley Division and the American Golf Foundation to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 7 a.m. at Vista Valencia Golf Course. Your $100 per player fee helps put food on the table of needy families in the SCV. Contact Dawn Zirbel (661) 816-1218 or Erika Kauzlarich Bird (661) 510-3136 to secure a spot.

Angel Food at United Methodist
The Angel Food program is for anyone who needs to stretch their grocery budget. The Bread of Life Signature box has enough food to feed a family of four for about a week and costs $35. Choose from 10 other options and order online with credit card at by June 19 or fill out an order form at Valencia United Methodist Church by June 17 at 25718 McBean Parkway. The Distribution day is Saturday, June 25.  Info: (661) 255-1301.


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