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Posted: May 30, 2009 7:39 p.m.
Updated: May 31, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Red Cross honors heroes
The Red Cross is currently seeking nominations for SCV residents who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others in the past year and consistently show exemplary compassion. The American Red Cross will hold its annual "Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast" at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. All proceeds from the event will benefit Red Cross emergency response and educational services in Santa Clarita. Application forms can be downloaded at and accepted until June 15. Info: (661) 259-1805.

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

Rancho Camulos offers tours
Docent led public tours are available without appointment February through November on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and year round by appointment. Rancho Camulos is a National Historic Landmark where the early California lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment and was the setting for "Ramona," the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. Suggested donation for the one hour tour is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. The Museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. Info: (805) 521-1501 or

Docents needed at Rancho Camulos
Become a part of where the history, myth and romance of Old California still linger. Lead tours or volunteer to assist with other museum activities depending on your interests and availability. Join us as we expand to meet the needs of our new Visitor Center. Info: or call the museum (805) 521-1501.

LETMESAIL May calendar of events
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host:
Monday, June 1; "LMS Drama Club" History of Rock & Roll; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
Saturday, June 6; "Second Annual Summer Luau"; 7-9 p.m.; LARC Ranch; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road
Monday, June 8; "Anchors Aweigh" Hike Day; 10-11 a.m.; Meet at Rice Canyon; Call LMS office for directions
Monday, June 8; "LMS Drama Club" History of Rock & Roll; Dress Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

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

‘Toastmaster' public speaking group
The "Specialty Toastmaster Club" meets every other Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Specialty Labs' Theater at 27027 Tourney Road. Meetings are for people who want to learn, practice and improve public speaking skills. Info: (661) 210-2435.

Sports Club meeting
California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Six Flags Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia. Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info:, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.

Soccer sign-ups end today
Registration for the upcoming fall AYSO soccer season will end today for the Santa Clarita Valley. There are a series of walk-in registrations at local schools, though one can also be registered online. AYSO Region 678 is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that provides age-specific soccer programs for children from age 5 to 18. Parent-volunteers welcome. Info:

Start Smart class for teens at CHP
The Start Smart class is aimed at helping newly licensed drivers and future licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. Teens attend this class with their parent(s). The class is held at the Newhall Area California Highway Patrol Station, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Classes wil be held June 23, July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
June 20-21
July 18-19
Learn proper shooting techniques and more at this family-friendly event. The Wes Thompson Piru Rifle Range is located at 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040. Info:

60 minutes with a portrait artist
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association presents Tandy Zorba, fourth speaker in a series of free art lectures titled "60 Minutes with an Artist," from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Tandy's topic is Living Portraiture. ViewZorba's work at: Info: (661) 618-8843 or (661) 251-0944. For additional information visit

Special Olympics at GU in Valencia
Special needs athletes from throughout Southern California will converge upon Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia at 10 a.m. today, as the local gym and the Santa Clarita Valley chapter of the Special Olympics host the gymnastics competition of the region's Special Olympics summer games. Spectators will be admitted free. Gymnastics Unlimited, 28373 Constellation Road, Valencia, in the Rye Canyon Business Park. Info:

SCV Off the Grid meets at Saturn
SCV Off the Grid monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Discussions to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV. One goal is to convert whole neighborhoods by getting HOAs to buy bulk and keep cost down for families that want to retrofit their homes. Saturn of Santa Clarita second floor meeting room, 23645 Creekside, Valencia. Info, RSVP to Steve Kassel (661) 259-3704.

Dive into fitness with aqua fitness
Linda Bennett, fitness director of the SCV Seniors facility, will teach a Tuesday/Thursday session of Aqua Fitness at Bouquet Canyon Seniors facility, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus beginning Tuesday, June 2. Water Walking/warm-up begins at 8:30 a.m. The Active class runs from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students are asked to bring a towel, aqua shoes, sunscreen and bottled water. The cost is $5 per class for those over 60, and $6 per class for those under 60. Classes run through October. Info: Linda, (661) 993-3969 or SCV Senior Center (661) 259-9444, or e-mail Linda at

Art and jewelry boutique June 4
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association and Artistic Smiles Family Dentist & Orthodontist will host a public reception with an art and jewelry boutique from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 4. Affordable art and jewelry will be displayed for purchase as well as the art hanging on the walls of the corridor and dental rooms. Refreshments will be served. SCAA Members, Jackie Sofen and Peggy Patti will display miniature paintings in frames. Jaylene Armstrong will showcase her jewelry. Jackie Nichols will be selling hand-painted wooden plaques and small paintings. Evie Ross will have a table of digital motivation prints. Artistic Smiles, 24155 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. (661) 222-7724.


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