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Posted: July 22, 2009 12:45 a.m.
Updated: July 22, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Saturday
Meet the Brittany Foundation’s “Awesome Adoptables” at the Disney “G-Force” Premier at Edwards Theatre Valencia from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Donations of bleach, laundry detergent, 8 1/2” x 11” white copy paper, honey, six foot leashes and giftcards to Costco, Home Depot, Staples, PetSmart or Petco are being sought. Bring an item with you or make a donation and you’ll be entered to win four free movie passes for Edwards Theater! 24435 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Info: (661) 803-2909.

July 31 & Aug. 1
Citrus Classic Balloon Festival to benefit Rancho Camulos Museum National Historic Landmark at East End Soccer Fields in Santa Paula. Event features balloon glows, hare and hound race, and entertainment/activities for all ages.  Advanced tickets available at Rancho Camulos Museum for $3 - $7 and $7 for parking. Info: 805-521-1501 or ranchocamulos@earthlink.net.

Aug. 2
The American Cancer Society will host its inaugural Santa Clarita Valley gala at the Tournament Players Club (TPC), 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. The Tuscan-themed event will feature live entertainment, food, and wine and aims to raise funds for cancer research and those battling the disease. Sponsors are needed. Info: Tameka Payne, (661) 298-0886, www.cancer.org.
Aug. 3
The sixth annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV will be held 9:30 a.m-6 p.m. at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: Ivan Price (661)254-3063 or ivanp@scvbgc.org.

Aug. 8
The Sweet Charity Cake Auction & Competition . Cakes will be judged by celebrity guests and chefs. The “Sweet Charity” Preview, 10  a.m.  to 2 p.m., tickets $10 each. The “Sweet Charity” Auction and Competition Reception, 6  p.m. to 10 p.m., tickets $40 each. Info:  www.helpnothassle.org.

Job workshops at WorkSource
Register (661) 424-1062 or at Santa Clarita WorkSource located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
Monday, July 20 Practice Interviewing, 9 -11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 22 Networking Job Club, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 23 Resume Building, 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28 DISCOVER Career Advisement, 9-11 a.m. Learn more about yourself and the world of work to help identify and build a career plan.

Jazz & Blues Concert Series
The Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway adjacent to the Hyatt Valencia returns  7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 28. Music, food and beverage and activities for kids. Admission is free. 24500 Town Center Dr., Valencia.

City of SC Concerts in the Park
The City of Santa Clarita presents “Concerts in the Park” at Central Park every Saturday at 7 p.m. through August 29. Admission is free. 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.

Sierra Hillbillies dance classes
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club is continuing its square dancing classes for beginners at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Couples and singles and experienced dancers are welcome. Classes are held at Mitchell Elementary on 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Info: Joanne (661)250-8828 or Pat (661)430-0100.

Summer camp at Castaic complex
Registration times for summer camp held in Castaic Regional Sports complex are 3-6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Session dates are: July 20–24, and July 27 –31. For children aged 5-12, $60 per week. Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Castaic Regional Sports complex, 31230 Castaic Road. Info: (661) 775-8865/66.

Summer days at the Hart Ranch
The Hart Museum is hosting Summer Days at the Ranch outside of the Ranch House from 9 a.m. - noon, one Saturday a month for
activities and crafts for children ages 3 to 10, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but donations will be accepted.

July 25. Squirrels to Snakes: Discovering Southern California’s Wildlife
Aug. 22. Acorns, Sea and Sage: Chumash Native Americans
William S. Hart Park and Museum Ranch House, 24151 Newhall Ave. Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584.

Orchestron meets Thursdays
Happy Times Orchestron meets 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thursdays at The Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Bring your instrument, all instruments and skill levels welcome. Info: (661) 298-9553.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 - 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, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. and year round by appointment.  Rancho Camulos is a National Historic Landmark where the early Californio 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 www.ranchocamulos.org.

Help for your aching back
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has the information you need—
Henry Mayo’s free Spine Education classes are held the second Wednesday of every month, from 5- 6 p.m. in the Outpatient Therapy Services/Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway, Suite 310. RSVPs are encouraged as space is limited. Optional educational material is available for $5. All ages are welcome. To RSVP, call (661) 253-8959.

Meditate your way to health
Moment Connections will hold Meditation classes every Thursday from 5:30- 7 p.m.  at Moment Connections, 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202, Newhall. Fee: $22.22 per class.  RSVP e-mail at  Kimberly@momentconnections.com,  or call (661) 964-9203, www.momentconnections.com.

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: www.ranchocamulos.org or call the museum (805) 521-1501.

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 July 23, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide  name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

Dive into fitness with aqua fitness
Linda Bennett, fitness director of the SCV Seniors facility, teaches a Tuesday/Thursday session of Aqua Fitness at Bouquet Canyon Seniors facility, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.  Water Walking/warm-up begins at 8:30 a.m.  The Active class runs 8:45-9:30 a.m. Students are asked to bring a towel, aqua shoes, sunscreen, and bottled water.  The cost is $5/class for those over 60, and $6/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 LBnewhall@yahoo.com.

SCV Quilt Guild activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 -9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.  Annual dues are $25.

Aug. 13 — Game night
Nov. 12 — Guest speaker Alicia about batting
Dec. 10 — Guild holiday party

CLWA Landscape Education series

Learn how to conserve water while you beautify your landscape with free monthly workshops held at Rio Vista Treatment Plant & Conservatory Garden, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road (next to Central Park), Saugus. Info: (661) 513-1230.
Saturday, July 18 Landscape Design Principles
Saturday, Aug. 15  Pest Diagnosis: Weeds
Saturday, Sept. 19  Pest Diagnosis: Plant Diseases and Insects
Saturday, Oct. 17  Trees for SCV
Saturday, Nov. 21 – Soils and Fertilizers

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range
Wes Thompson’s Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
July 18-19
Aug. 22-23
Sept. 19-20
Oct. 17-18
Nov. 14-15
Dec. 12-13
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: www.appleseedinfo.org.

Betty Ferguson Foundation events
Tuesday, July 21 Mes Amies, Hot July Nights,6:30 p.m.  parking lot party with Bob the Hot Dog Man.
Tuesday, July 28 D.I.V.A.(Drop In and Visit Awhile)11 a.m. to 1 p.m. kick off gathering will be held. Event runs every  fourth Tuesday of each month. Women of all ages welcomed. Betty Ferguson Foundation, 25510 W. Avenue Stanford, Ste 104, Valencia. Info:  (661)702-8712 or www.bettyfergusonfoundation.org.

Job workshops at WorkSource
Register (661) 424-1062 or at Santa Clarita WorkSource located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
 Tuesday, July 14 Reality Check, 10 a.m. - noon Take a realistic look at your qualifications, the job market, and the competition. See how you “stack up” and how you can get “the edge”.
Wednesday, July 15 Transferable Skills, 9-11 a.m. Assess your skills, identify your accomplishments and learn to target employers who will match what you are looking for.
Thursday, July 16 Interviewing skills, 9 a.m.-noon.
Monday, July 20 Practice Interviewing, 9 -11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 22 Networking Job Club, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 23 Resume Building, 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28 DISCOVER Career Advisement, 9-11 a.m. Learn more about yourself and the world of work to help identify and build a career plan.

LETMESAIL July event calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
Today “SNAP Flag Football & Cheer” practice; 6-7:30p.m.; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Friday, July 17 “Desert to the Sea” Summer Day Camp; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Meet at LETMESAIL Office; 28304 Constellation, Valencia.
Saturday, July 18; “Bring a Friend” Summer Bingo Night; 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 “SNAP Flag Football & Cheer” Practice; 6-7:30 p.m.; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Monday, July 20 “Cooking Club”; 6-8 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
Tuesday, July 21 “Art Experience” Tortoise Sculptures; 7-9 p.m.; Call LETMESAIL office for location of event
Wednesday, July 22 “Anchors Aweigh” Wellness Wednesday; Supporting Families; Regional Center; 28470 Avenue Stanford Suite 100, Valencia.
Thursday, July 23 “Anchors Aweigh” Cardio Kickboxing Class; 9:30-10 a.m.; Santa Clarita Christian Center; 26017 Huntington Lane.
Sunday, July 26 “SNAP Flag Football & Cheer” practice; 6-7:30 p.m.; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info:  www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Christmas in July at Take Two
“Christmas in July” will be held July 6-31 at Take Two Resale Shop, 24364 Main St., Newhall. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit various philanthropic programs. Info: (661)255-1991 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org.

MS Society meets at Blessed Kateri
The national Multiple Sclerosis Society will present Dr. Richard Shubin from Neurology Consultants in Arcadia 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Blessed Kateri Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr., Saugus. Shubin specializes in MS and will speak on management of MS symptoms. No cost to attend. Info: Jon May (661)945-9111.

‘Cruise-in’ to be held on Saturdays
Santa Clarita’s “Cruise-in” begins 6 a.m. every Saturday. All vehicles and models welcomed, free event. Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting, 26445 Ruether Ave., Santa Clarita. Info: www.cruiseforcoffee.com.

SCV Blues Society monthly jam

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society Jam 4-8 p.m. today at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Enjoy a performance by L.A. Jones & the Blues Messengers. Free. Open to all ages. Info: Lynn Parker info@scvblues.org.

Learn what’s in bloom now
Join the LA/ Santa Monica Mountains Chapter 7:30-9:30 p.m., July 14 at the Sepulveda Garden Center located at 16633 Magnolia Blvd. to enjoy a presentation on the park’s wild flowers. Free. Everyone welcome. Info: (818)881-3706 or http://lasmmcnps.org.

Independence Fair for businesswomen
The Women’s Independence Fair for businesswomen helping other women seeking a new career and residual income, free of cost. Will be held at IHOP 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Thursday, July 16. Info:  Connie Sparks (661) 208-8229.

HyPeRGrowth business seminar
“HyPeRGrowth: The 7-Step Roadmap to Wealth and Lifestyle Design through Your Small Business.” Imagine a hands-on business development workshop where you have the chance to learn, share ideas with other owners, talk with business coaches, and develop specific strategies. Reinvent your business 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. Cost is $179. Info: (888)576-5553 or www.iBreakthrough2.com.

Astronomical Society in Ventura

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its membership meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Mesa Union School in the multipurpose room. Ben Zuckerman will be the guest speaker presenting “Direct Imaging of Massive Extrasolar Planets.” Everyone welcomed. Info: (805) 520-9666 or www.vcas.org.

Wine dinner at The Oaks Grille
The Oaks Grille in the Tournament Players Club, Valencia will host filmmaker and star, Rob Dafoe, over a special four course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Otto and arranged by host and Certified Sommelier, DiMaggio Washington.  6 p.m. Saturday, July 18. $70 per person plus tax and gratuities. 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Call World Wine Education (310) 720-5401 for reservations. Info: www.worldwineeducation.com.

Vacation Bible School at OLPH

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, July 20-24. This year’s theme is Crocodile Dock.
VBS meets from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost $50 per child.  To register call Robert Stojkovic at (661) 297-0776. Registration is limited to 125 children and it is on a first come, first served basis.  Info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/olphvbs.

Family fun scavenger hunt
A family fun scavenger hunt will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, July 24  atWhole Foods Market, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free but RSVP required, space is limited. Info: Tina Landrum (661)260-2377 x210 or tina.landrum@wholefoods.com.

Canyon High School 1979 reunion
Canyon High School 1979 Reunion includes a formal dinner dance in the evening Saturday. Aug. 1. Doubletree Hotel, Santa Monica. Info: (661) 259-5999

Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament

The Sixth Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV will be held 9:30 a.m-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: Ivan Price (661)254-3063 or ivanp@scvbgc.org.

Steve Mehta book launch party

Steve Mehta, Valencia attorny and mediator and author of “112 Ways to Succeed in any Negotiation or Mediation” will host a book launch party 6 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 6 at Egg Plantation, 24415 Walnut St., Newhall. RSVP by July 23. (661) 284-1818. Info: www.stevemehta.com or www.112 ways.com.

Cake Auction and Competition
The Sweet Charity Cake Auction and Competition will be held Saturday, Aug.  8. Enter your cake in the competition to find out who is the SCV’s “Ace of Cakes.” Cakes will be judged by celebrity guests and chefs. The “Sweet Charity” Preview, 10  a.m. - 2 p.m., tickets $10 each. The “Sweet Charity” Auction and Competition Reception, 6 - 10 pm., tickets $40 each. Held at the corner of Circle Drive and Town Center Drive, Westfield Valencia Town Center. All proceeds will benefit the SCV Youth Project. Info:  www.helpnothassle.org.

Silents Under the Stars at Hart Park

Silents Under the Stars will be held 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 8 at William S. Hart Park & Museum located at 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $40.  Includes for a tour of Hart’s Ranch House, Silent Auction, The Leasebreakers Jug Band, and screening of the silent movie “Sand” starring William S. Hart. RSVP required. Info: (661) 254-4584.

Hart High cheer clinic for ages 5-12
Join the award winning Hart H.S. cheerleaders for a fun filled day on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Hart High School Gym. For children ages 5-12, pizza lunch, a T-shirt, photo and an invitation to cheer at a Hart High football game. Info: www.harths.org (click on performing arts and then on CHEER)

Hot August Nights benefit seniors
Enjoy great food, fine wine and ale, live music and entertainment at the 18th annual Senior Benefit “Hot August Nights” to benefit the SCV Senior Center foundation 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22 at Mann Biomedical Park on 25170 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia. Info: Jill Bondy (661)259-9444 x112 or jbondy@scvsc.org.

Heart of the West benefits Carousel
Carousel Therapeutic Riding Ranch’s 13th annual fundraiser “Heart of the West” will be held 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Blomgren Family Ranch. Watch a children’s riding demonstration, enjoy dinner, live and silent auction, casino games and music. Sponsorship opportunities available. Info: Heather Edwards (661)268-8010 or hedwards@carouselranch.org.

Tenth annual Woman of Honor
Dianne Van Hook, chancellor of College of the Canyons will be feted at the 10th annual Betty Ferguson Foundation Woman of Honor dinner Saturday, Sept. 19, at Tournament Players Club in Valencia. Tickets and info: (661) 702-8712, www.bettyfergusonfoundation.org.

Parents with addicts group
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter’s drug or alcohol addiction will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday night at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room #1 on the second floor. Adults only. Info: (661) 296-1939.

Birdies for Books COC golf tourney
Birdies for Books 19th annual charity golf tournament will be held Monday, Sept.  14 at the Valencia Country Club,  27330 North Tourney Road, Valencia. Proceeds from event support College of the Canyon’s efforts to provide educational opportunities for students and community members of all ages. Info: For sponsorship information  contact the Foundation Office (661) 362-3737.

Tesoro walk club meets twice weekly
The Tesoro walk club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Men of Harmony meet in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the community room of the Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street. Info: (661) 259-6109, www.scvmenofharmony.com.

Narcotics Anonymous
If you believe you have a drug problem Santa Clarita Narcotics Anonymous is here to help. Info: (661) 299-5599 for referral.

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. Assistance League  operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main Street in Newhall. Store hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: (661) 255-1991.

Antique and collectors fair
Antique and collectors fair will be held on the last Sunday of every month, starting at 8 a.m. at COC, Parking Lot 8.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets on Thursdays at Fellowship Christian Church, 226889 Bouquet Canyon Road, #C, in Saugus. Weigh-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Info: (661) 251-5144.
 
Duplicate bridge game in Castaic
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall.  Info: (661) 803-2266.

Rancho Camulos Museum
Docent-led public  and group tours are offered by appointment year-round. Suggested donation, $5/adults, $3/children and students. Info: (805) 521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.   

Vasquez Rocks programs
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a variety of events at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce.
Birds of Prey Presentation — The first Sunday of every month, at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Ranger Guided Hikes — The second, third and fourth Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. Meet at the park office.
Beginners’ Hike — Easy hike through the park, approximately one hour. Meet at the park office. Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Info: (661) 268-0840.  

Wildlife Waystation orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Info: (818) 899-5201, www.WildlifeWaystation.org.

Santa Clarita Artists’ Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. Info: (661) 259-6437,  www.SantaClaritaKoiClub.com.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center kicks off its annual Volunteer-Naturalist Training program Jan. 13. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 27 with a graduation dinner planned for March 28. 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 252-6197.

Come sing the oldies
Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 296-3321.

Pride in the Lake
Staff and volunteers remove litter and landscape different areas of Castaic Lake from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Bring gloves and equipment. Info: (661) 257-5034.

Antique Auto Club meets in Saugus
The SCV antique auto club will meet at 7:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. Info: caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net, (661) 259-3570.
 
Overeaters Anonymous
Monday 8 p.m., Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road., Valencia.
Tuesday 7 p.m., Barnabus House 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Thursday 7 p.m. “The Cocoon,” 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Friday 11:30 a.m. Barnabus House, 22417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Saturday 9.30 a.m., “The Cocoon” 27013 Langside, Suite L, Santa Clarita.
Info: (661) 252-3762.  

Bereavement group to meet
Bereavement groups meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. Info: (818) 895-8000.

SCV songwriter circle meeting
Musician networking and song sharing circle meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee and Tea House, 27047 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Info: www.myspace.com/scvsongcircle.

SC Amateur Radio Club
The Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club welcomes amateurs and non-HAMs at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Club members volunteer for L.A. County Disaster Communications Services, DCS, and the city emergency radio services. Info: f001@lacds.com, www.w6jw.org.

Vietnam era veterans

“Lost Patrol” serves Vietnam era veterans and their families in Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi and Antelope Valleys. Join us on the third Sunday of each month at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 27510 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, at 11 a.m.  Info: (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

weSPARK cancer support
Monday:
  • In-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 11 a.m.
  • Children Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore and Sharon Earle, begins at 4 p.m.
  • Post-Treatment Support Group meeting, facilitated by Tara Shore, begins at 6 p.m.
  • Restorative Yoga class, facilitated by Melisa Morgan, starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday:Integrative Yoga class, facilitated by Susie Jacobson, starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Metastatc Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, takes place at 11 a.m.
  • Caregivers Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, meets at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday:Creative Writing Workshop, facilitated by Tara Shore, starts at 11 a.m.
  • Grief Support Group, facilitated by Sharon Earle, starts at 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Gentle Yoga class starts at 10 a.m.
All meetings take place at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507. Info: (661) 288-2322.

Hospice volunteers needed
Procare Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Training classes beginning soon. Info: (818) 895-8000.

Sports Club meets first Tuesdays
California’s Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia at 7 p.m. A brief meeting is followed by a social hour. The club is open to anyone 21 or older. Activities include snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, wake boarding, bicycling, air chairing, bowling, theater outings and more. Info: (661) 255 8873 or www.CCSC.org.

MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) of Stevenson Ranch is a nonprofit organization open to all mothers living in Stevenson Ranch. The group offers weekly playgroups and monthly activities including mom’s night out, field trips, coffee talks and park dates. Info: Melissa.W.Kau-2@umn.edu.

MOMS Club of Saugus
The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms to its open house from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18 near the playground at Central Park. Info: www.momsclub.org, saugusmoms@yahoo.com.

Men’s health at SDFHC
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. reminds the community that it offers targeted health care services for men, including diabetes treatment, preventative health care treatment for heart disease and stroke, and counseling/support for smoking cessation. SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley — Canyon Country Health Center (661) 424-1220, Val Verde Health Center (661) 257-4008, and Newhall Health Center (661) 291-1777 — as well as outreach sites at College  of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services — physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning — to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered.

ACA meeting
The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets Fridays noon-1 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr.  Info: (661) 607-2114.

DRA meeting

Duel Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step group for people who recognize they have mental health as well as substance abuse issues, meets Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Dr. Info: (661) 406-2003.

AARP Driver kee for update safety program
The AARP will host a two-part driving safety class for seniors Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. Class registration is available at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Class fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Info: (661) 259-4444.

Book Club onthly meeting
The Egg Plantation will host this month’s Newhall Book Club meeting 4-5 p.m., Monday, April 27 at 24415 Walnut St., Newhall. April’s selection is Zora Neale Hurston’s American classic, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” This free program is open to all adult readers, 18 and over. Info: (661) 259-0750 or www.colapublib.org/libs/newhall.

SCV Off the Grid meets at Saturn
SCV Off the Grid monthly meeting 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 www.SCVOfftheGrid.com, RSVP to Steve Kassel (661) 259-3704.

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, www.vccfarmersmarket.com.

‘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. the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar’s across from Magic Mountain on The Old Road in Valencia.  Membership is open to anyone 21 or older. Info:  www.ccscsports.org, Don Gately, (661) 255-8873.


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