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Posted: June 17, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 17, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch

Third Thursdays
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every 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

Thursday, June 21
Valencia Women's Connection "Red, White & Blue Luncheon" will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Tickets: $16. Features Lynn Wright, presenting a mini patriotic music concert with speaker Angela Alexander, a former member of the U.S. Air Force. Reservations can be made by calling: Glenda Lundberg, 661-297-5589 and/or mailing a check for $16/person to Glenda Lundberg, 22536 Paraguay Drive, Santa Clarita, CA. 91350. Checks made payable to: Valencia Women's Connection.

June 23-24
The 12th annual Green Valley Art Walk, a fine art and crafts fair featuring artwork from around the world, live demos, wine and cheese tasting, beer tasting, raffles, art auctions and more, will take place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at 15419 Spunky Canyon Road, Green Valley. Line music by Black Daniels Band, New Leaf and Stephen Cull. Free. Info: 661-270-9353.

Friday, June 29
The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, hosts a Dive-In-Movie, on Friday, June 29, watch, "How to Train your Dragon." Enjoy the movie on the big screen while you float in the pool or lounge on the deck in the "balcony section."

Saturday, June 30
Santa Clarita Elks Club will host its charity fundraiser car show, poker run and chili cook-off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Crock-Pot chili cook-off entry $10, car show entry $20 (motorcycles are welcome), poker run $15. Trophies, silent auction, live music by Soundwaves, food and more. All proceeds benefit the philanthropy programs of the Elks and Habitat for Heroes. Info: (661) 251-1500.

June 30, July 1
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host Wild West Days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 30 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Heritage Junction, adjacent to William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Celebrity guests, gold panning, traders, humorous Wild West Show, "shoot outs," tours of Heritage Junction historic homes. Info:

Thursday, July 12
Goddess Night benefitting Single Mothers Outreach 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Raffles, mini services, angel card readings, reiki. Info: 661-200-0743, Kat or 661-252-0650 Balance Point Spa.

Saturday, July 14
Texas Hold ‘Em tournament to benefit Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Diamond Jim's Casino, 118 20th St. W., Rosamond. Register online at

Upcoming Events ongoing

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, New-hall. Info: 661-259-5857.

Low-cost spay & neuter services
AngelDogs Foundation provides low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats through its mobile clinic the first three Wednesdays of each month behind Backwoods Inn Restaurant, 17846 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Procedure includes vaccinations, microchip, pain medication and post-surgical cone. Info: 888-504-SPAY or
Men of Harmony Chorus seeks voices
The SCV Men of Harmony Chorus meets 7:30-9:45 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street Santa Clarita. The group's specialty is singing in four-part harmony without musical accompaniment, also known as a cappella singing. All singing men in any voice range are welcome. The 15-man group entertains for local organizations and enjoys vocalizing on a regular basis. Wouldn't you rather sing along than sing alone? Info: Dave Norman at 661-259-6109,

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. Info: 661-259-7721, or

Happy Feat Running Club welcomes all
Walkers and runners of all levels, beginner to experienced, are welcome to join this 8- to 10-week 10k and 10-mile challenge training program. Meets every Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. beginning June 9, at Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail, 22921 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info:

Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is a nonprofit organization and the focal point for all things Corvette locally. For information on monthly meetings visit
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.

TOPS weight loss support group
TOPS Santa Clarita Chapter, a support group for weight loss, hosts regular meetings 7-8 p.m. every Monday at South Valley Church, Room 6, 24551 Valley St., Newhall. Info: Kathy Beggane at 661-802-1511 or Jeanie Druebert at 818-353-5015.

Rancho Camulos national landmark
The early Californio lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment at this nonprofit museum. Docent-led public and group tours are offered at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday February through November and by appointment year-round. Located on Highway 126, two miles east of Piru and 10 miles west of Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita. Suggested donation: $5 for adults, $3 for children/students. Check before going for special event closures. Info: 800-521-1501,

Summer beach bus from Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Transit is offering affordable weekend bus rides to Santa Monica Beach now through Sunday, Sept. 2. Tickets are $3 for children and adults, $1.50 for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Buses depart Santa Clarita beginning at 8:40 a.m., with return trips from Santa Monica at 3:30 p.m. Visit for bus routes and schedules. Info: 661-294-1BUS (1287).
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. The club is made up of people with ponds or those building a pond who want to share ideas and experiences. Info: 661-259-6437 or 661-296-9252.

Carousel Ranch calls for volunteers
Carousel Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic riding lessons to children with special needs. Volunteers must be at least 15. Responsibilities will include working in lessons and ranch chores. Lesson times are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Summer hours Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 4-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Gail to sign up for a time and day at 661-268-8010.

Upcoming Events By Date

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Santa Clarita Artists' Association hosts a general meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Anne Hoffman demonstrates floral still life in oil. Free. Info: or 661-244-7689.

Republican Women Federated meeting
Monthly meeting of Republican Women Federated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at The Paseo Club, 27640 Dickason Drive, Valencia, featuring Jamie Glazov, editor of "Frontpage Magazine" and author of "United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror." Lunch and program costs $20 for members, $25 for non-members, RSVP requested. Info:, 800-799-2721.

Nonprofit Leadership Network forum
The SCV Nonprofit Leadership Network presents "Don't Risk Your Nonprofit Status" by guest speaker Ann Unger, executive director of the SCV Education Foundation, Wednesday, June 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. RSVP required. Bring your lunch. Info: or 661-714-6774.

Advisory Committee Meeting
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee hosts a regular meeting 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Mayor Frank Ferry and Canyon Country's new Sheriff Zone leader Deputy Carr will talk and answer questions from the audience. Info: 661-713-9344 or

Adoption information meeting for parents
Children's Bureau is seeking caring families to consider adoption and hosts an information meeting for those interested 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Community Room, 24201 Valencia Boulevard in Valencia. Free. Info: 661-272-9996,

American flag
art project
The ARTree Community Arts Center will conduct an art project titled "The American Flag" from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Brighton at The Patios, Westfield Valencia Town Center. In celebration of Independence day, visit The ARTree and young artists as they depict the flag using recycled materials.

Polytechnic High School mixer
The fourth annual Polytechnic High School mixer, celebrating the years 1977-81, will be held 1-7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at The Sagebrush Cantina, 25327 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Dress is casual. Info: 818-785-7800.

Summer Evening with the REP
The Repertory East Playhouse hosts its annual benefit, "Summer Evening with the REP" with a "Rock of Ages"-inspired concert 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 on the rooftop of Valencia BMW, 23435 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Tickets cost $75 per person and include two raffle tickets, food, wine and beer pairings. Dress is city chic. Info and tickets: 661-288-0000,

Autoimmune disease support
The SCV Arthritis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets 2-4 p.m., the fourth Sunday of the month (June 24) at American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. This group is for individuals with any form of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. Info:, or Jena Minassian at, 661-312-8913.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony
The Santa Clarita City Council invites the community to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lyons Avenue/Interstate 5 interchange beautification project, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, adjacent to the Union 76 Station on Lyons Avenue at the I-5 northbound on-ramp. Info: 661-255-4939.

Car wash fundraiser for Painted Turtle
Aktion Club of Santa Clarita, a Kiwanis-sponsored club for mentally disabled adults, hosts a car wash fundraiser benefiting Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at His Way Community Church, 23670 Wiley Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: Doug Ridnor at 661-513-0475.

Family Day at Oak Creek Corral
Oak Creek Corral hosts "Family Day" with pony rides, family games and a petting zoo, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at 27345 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Special guest and "Project Cowboy" finalist Gilbert Chavez will be on hand with his first place horse, Black. Free. Info:, 661-607-5178 after 2 p.m.

‘College 101: The Search Begins'
Learn about application requirements for the CSU and UC school systems, plus the pros and cons of private versus public higher education at this college workshop set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. Info:

Animal emergency response training
Join a network of trained volunteers who can provide emergency care and shelter for pets during crises situations. Learn how to care for household pets and build emergency shelter sites for displaced animals 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Reserve a spot at

‘Pride in the Lake Day' at Castaic Lake
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a "Pride in the Lake Day" the second Saturday of every month (this month July 14). Meet at the boat ramp at the Castaic lagoon at 9 a.m. and pick up trash until 11 a.m., followed by free hot dogs and chips for volunteers. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Groups and school community service students who need hours welcome. Info:

Monthly music in Newhall's Hart park
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park will present music in the park monthly on Saturdays beginning June 16. Bring your lawn chair, blankets, dancing feet for the lush lawns of Hart Park. Entry is free to the public. William S. Hart Park, picnic grounds, 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall.
July 14 1-4:30 p.m. salsa, merengue, cumbias and Latin jazz
Aug. 11 1-4:30 p.m. Gospel, praise and inspirational

SMO SCV Pool Party at Aquatics Center
Second annual SCV Pool Party, sponsored by Single Mothers Outreach, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Cost: $10 per person, kids (age 3 and under free). Activities: Synchronized swimming show, barbecue, music, games and raffles. Info: or call 661-288-0117.



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