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Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Posted: July 24, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 24, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Fridays, ongoing
The annual Lexus Jazz and Blues concert series featuring jazz musicians, food and kid games, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday nights through Aug. 26, at Town Center Drive in Valencia. Free. Lineup:
July 29 Artwork Jamal
Aug. 5 Dona Oxford
Aug. 12 Reno Jones
Aug. 19 Michael John & the Bot      tom Line
Aug. 26 Tom Nolan

Third Thursdays, ongoing
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: (661) 250-3787 or

Sunday, July 24
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host Lunafest — Short Films by, for and about Women, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Zonta Club of SCV. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Info:

Sunday, July 31
Friendly Valley Community Church Annual Concert will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31.  The Friendly Valley Community Church presents “Sounds For Summer” with Gary Gould. The “Instrumentalist Extraordinar” will present  the most requested saxophones hits, clarinet hits, Irish Penny Whistle from the Emerald Isle and eastern European Klezmer music. Donation $10.  Tickets on sale in the church office. Friendly Valley Auditorium, 19345 Avenue of the Oaks,   Newhall. Enter at the Friendly Valley main gate off  Sierra Highway on Friendly Valley Parkway. Info: (661) 251-1311 weekday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6
Enjoy one last summer fling before the kids go back to school at the Santa Clarita Valley Water Festival. Live music, water games, contests, dive-in movie, food and fun. 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Cost: $15 per adult, $7.50 per child. Contact: Single Mothers Outreach (661) 288-0117.

Sunday Aug. 14
The American Cancer Society hosts its second annual Legacy of Hope gala, themed “Imagine—More Birthdays!” 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Admission: $100, includes dinner, live music,  and silent and live auctions. Info: Janine Jones at

Saturday, Aug. 27
The 15th annual Heart of the West presented by Princess Cruises Community Foundation will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Mosey over to the Agua Dulce Airport to support the children of Carousel Ranch.  Dinner by Salt Creek Grille, live and silent auctions, dancing under the stars by SOS Entertainment, spirits from Vincent Hill Station and a demonstration by the kids of Carousel Ranch.  Tickets: $85 each. VIP tickets $175.  Info: Heather Edwards, (661) 268-8010 or email Website:  

Upcoming Events
Gently used clothing needed
Wayman Cleaners is collecting gently used mens, womens 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, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-5857.

Walking Wonders group at Rioux Park
Walking Wonders welcomes beginning, intermediate or advanced walkers, go at your own pace, 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Wednesday, Drive Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 6233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Info: (661) 222-9536.

Santa Clarita Garden club
Now forming. To  meet the second Monday of every month, 1:30 p.m. Info: Jay Kapac at (661) 775-3748.

Hart Park Walk Club
Walking for Health, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Fridays, meet at Hart Park log cabin, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 713-8634.

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.

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.

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.

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

Beginners Cuban-style 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:
Wednesday, July 27 “Anchors Aweigh” Wellness Wednesday; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; NLACRC; 28470 Avenue Stanford.
Thursday, July 28 “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.

Senior Center  lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m., rooms A1 and A2, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, Ext. 138.
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held, Activity Room 6.
July 27 Loree Searcy, a Facey Medical Group Patient Educator, presents “Eating Out in Restaurants.”
Aug. 3 Audiologist Nola Aronson of Advanced Audiology presents “Age and Hearing Challenges” with free hearing screenings.
Aug. 10 Disaster Planner/Trauma Surge Coordinator Tony Magdaleo presents “Earthquake Preparedness: What You Should Know.”
Aug. 17 Patient Care Coordinator Lorin Bedwell of Pacific Pulmonary Services discusses “Respiratory (Oxygen) Care and Sleep Apnea Therapy.” Jane Zema, R.N. presents “Seniors and Health Literacy: Tips for Navigating Trusted Websites for Health Information.”
Aug. 18 Podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes of Canyon Foot Care provides free foot exams 11 a.m.-noon in the Supportive Services modular.
Aug. 24 Lymphedema therapist Kathy Caplan, P.T., C.S.S.T., discusses “Lymphedema Treatment and Therapy.”
Aug. 25 Free hearing exams from Audiology Associates 11 a.m.-noon in the Supportive Services modular.
Aug. 31 Elite Smiles Family Dentistry and Orthodontics presents “Senior Oral Health Facts and New Strides in Dental Implants.”

Farmers market at COC parking lot
The Santa Clarita Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-noon, College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 in Valencia. Info: (805) 529-6266,

Manga Club meets at Barnes & Noble
The Manga Club 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. Next meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday,  Aug. 2, (661) 254-6604.

Sunday concerts in Harbor Village
Summer Sunday concert series at 1 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 4 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Admission and parking are free. Some seating is available. Lineup:
July 24 Reese Galido (jazzy blues)
July 31 Groove Pilots (rock ‘n’ roll)
Aug. 7 Jessi and Jared of Champagne Sunday
Aug. 14 Forbidden Fruit (reggae)
Aug. 21 The Four Pops (classic rock)
Aug. 28 GTP and the Hotsteppers (reggae)
Sept. 4 Shoemaker Brothers (soulful rock)

Rockin’ Summer Nights at the mall
Westfield Valencia Town Center hosts free, live entertainment with food samples from shopping center restaurants and a chance to win free gifts from Westfield retailers at 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 287-9050. Lineup:
July 26 Platinum Groove (‘80s)
Aug. 2 Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond cover)

Movies in the Park at Castaic Complex
Bring your family to see indoor and outdoor movie screenings. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road in Castaic; West Creek Park at 24247 Village Circle West in Saugus; Richard Rioux Park at 26233 Faulkner Drive in Stevenson Ranch; and Val Verde Park at 30300 Arlington Road in Val Verde. Free; refreshments served. Bring blankets and dress warmly. Screenings are at these locations:
Aug. 3 West Creek Park
Aug. 19 Richard Rioux Park
Sept. 7 West Creek Park
Sept. 16 Castaic Sports Complex
Sept. 23 Richard Rioux Park
Sept. 30 Val Verde Park

Marketplace in Valencia concerts
Free concerts at 6 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 12, at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater, between McBean Parkway and Lyons Avenue along the east side of The Old Road in Valencia. Info: Lineup:
July 29 The Red Elvises (rock with a Russian twist)
Aug. 5 The Bruce Brothers (classic blues and R&B)
Aug. 12 Imagine (Beatles tribute)

Concerts in Central Park hosted by city
The city of Santa Clarita’s annual concert series. 7 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 27 at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Free. Lineup:
July 30 Ken O’Malley and the Twilight Lords (Irish music)
Aug. 6 Boogie Knights (disco revival)
Aug. 13 TIZER with Karen Briggs (jazz, fusion, diverse music)
Aug. 20 Surf City All Stars (surf music)
Aug. 27 Jack Mack and the Heart Attack (high-energy R&B and soul)

Canyon Country advisory committee
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee presents updates on Whittaker-Bermite’s toxic cleanup status and the Pardee Golden Valley project Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m., at Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Free; pizza available at 6 p.m.
Info: (661) 713-9344.

Santa Clarita Street Fair at COC
Monthly weekend market featuring local artists, vendors, gourmet food trucks and live music, free admission, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, July 24 (held with Farmer’s Market), College of the Canyons parking lot 8, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 299-2139,

Maternity tours at Newhall Memorial
Expectant parents are invited to a guided tour of Newhall Memorial’s maternity services unit 12:45 p.m., Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Main Lobby, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-8799.

Food documentary screening at De Sesa
Screening of “Food Inc.” at the office of Dr. Roger De Sesa, a wellness chiropractic practitioner, Tuesday, July 26, at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. Free. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Learn to ‘Organize Your Life’
Learn how to organize your life 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 28470 Avenue Stanford, suite 100, Valencia. Bring lunch and a drink; RSVP required. Info: (661) 702-8555 or

Reiki level two by Joan Darlene
Reiki master Joan Darlene will offer a workshop on Reiki, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, July 31. Balance Point Spa, 18385 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Limited space, RSVP required. Info: (805) 338-7040.

Hart Swim reunion RSVP deadline
A reunion for all alumni and guests of the Hart Swim and Dive Team is set for Aug. 6. Deadline for online registration is July 27. Info:

North Oaks Vacation Bible school
Western-themed activities, crafts, treats and more for kids ages 4-12, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, July 25-29, at North Oaks Church of Christ, 275270 Whites Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Free. Info: (661) 252-2298.

Remote KLOVE radio broadcast
Carlos Alvarez of KLOVE 107.5-FM broadcasts live at noon, Friday, July 29, at McDonald’s, 19401 Golden Valley, Santa Clarita.

Car wash fundraiser to benefit OTNA
Get your car washed by the girls of FRESH Clothing Boutique noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 24263 Main St., Newhall. Costs $10; proceeds benefit OTNA charitable events. Info: (661) 259-4166.

Assistance League ‘Christmas in July’
Assistance League hosts its annual “Christmas in July” sale 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, until July 31, at the Take Two Resale Shop, 24364 Main St., Newhall. Proceeds benefit various philanthropic programs. Info: (661) 255-1991,

Lou Gehrig’s disease support
Information and support for those with Lou Gehrig’s disease, their families and friends, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Info: (818) 865-8067, ext. 234.

Whittaker-Bermite group meeting
The Whittaker-Bermite Citizens Advisory Group hosts a meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: Glo Donnelly at (661) 255-7556.

Ice cream social/info meeting
Insurance Specialists Laura Caverhill and Sue Endress will provide a free ice cream, cookies, and information event noon-1 p.m. Thursday Aug. 11 in the Senior Center’s dining room. Bring your sweet tooth! Information will focus on the non-medical exam whole life policy which covers final expenses. The Senior Center is located at 22900 Market Street, Newhall, Info: Diana Sevanian, Senior Center Health & Wellness Coordinator, (661) 255-1588.

Silents Under the Stars at Hart Park
Western-style dinner, tour of the Hart Collection, silent auction and screening of “The Saga of Bill Hart” and Tom Mix’s “The Great K&A Train Robbery” 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Purchase tickets online for $50. Info:

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, Aug. 13; Saturday, Sept. 10; Saturday, Oct. 8. Info:, or call (661) 298-1494.

A day at the ranch at Hart Park
Learn about a day in the life of a cowboy with crafts and activities for the whole family 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Horseshoe Ranch in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 254-4584.

On Ensemble in concert  at COC
On Ensemble combines Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Richard Rioux Park, 26233 West Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Info:

Native American meeting at park
Experience Native American culture through art, dance and cuisine, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 298-3014 or

Annual chili cookoff in Castaic
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hosts its annual Fun in the Sun chili cookoff with games, food and live music 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Admission is $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 7-14, free for children 6 and under. Info: (661) 294-6309 or

Bras for a Cause at Tournament Players
Luncheon, art gallery and silent auction with lingerie art representing various themes from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Oaks Grille, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Tickets cost $65; proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley. Info:


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