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Posted: July 25, 2009 5:04 p.m.
Updated: July 26, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
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Today
The After School Rock program will be holding its summer session rock concert at 1p.m. at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 ½ Lyons Ave., Newhall. The public is invited to attend and hear these talented kids take the stage for a real rock show, featuring music by Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Velvet Revolver, The Foo Fighters, Queen and more. Admission is free, all ages welcome.

July 28
SCV off the Grid will hold a meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Saturn of Santa Clarita located at 23645 Creekside Blvd to promote solar, wind and watershed technologies in the SCV. RSVP is needed. Info: Steve Kassel (661) 259-3704 or www.SCVofftheGrind.com.

July 31 -Aug. 2
Escape Theatre presents "Grease" at Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Avenue, Newhall. Watch as 60 talented teens bring their best to the stage in popular numbers like "We Go Together," "Summer Nights," and "Born to Hand Jive." 7 p.m. on July 31, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on August 1-2.

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. 16
"The Lost Patrol" - Serving Vietnam Era Veterans & their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi, and Antelope Valleys - will meet at 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Marie Callenders, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia for brunch. Meetings are held the third Sunday of every month. Info: (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@att.net

Aug. 19
Help save a life during Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Summer Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henry Mayo/COC Clinical Education Center, 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia. It only takes about 50 minutes, all blood types are needed. Bring a friend or relative -the blood you give will come back to be used in our community. Register online at www.givelife.org and enter sponsor code: henrymayo. Info: (661) 253-8888.

Upcoming Events
Friendly Valley anniversary
Friendly Valley Community Church will celebrate their 45th anniversary today. Join for congregation, display of photographs and personal stories and lunch. Tickets- $7, all welcomed. Info: Karen Hudson (661) 251-1311.

Newhall Book Club meeting
The Newhall Book Club will meet 4-5 p.m. Tomorrow at Egg Plantation located at 24415 to discuss "The Reserve" by Russell Banks. Free for adults 18 and over. Info: (661) 259-0750 or www.colapublib.org/libs/newhall.

Christmas in July at Take Two
"Christmas in July" will be held through July 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.

Job workshops at WorkSource
Register (661) 424-1062 or at Santa Clarita WorkSource located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
Tuesday, DISCOVER Career Advisement, 9-11 a.m. Learn more about yourself and the world of work to help identify and build a career plan. 
Aug. 6- Interviewing Skills, 9 a.m.-noon: Pick up tips and advice for your next interview. 
Aug. 10- Practice Interviewing, 9-11 a.m.: Be videotaped during a mock interview to analyze your body language, answers and more.

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.

Assistance League "Back to School"
Assistance League is featuring a "Back to School" event during the month of August at their Take Two Resale Shop located on 24364 Main Street. Store Hours: Monday- 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday-9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-10 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit various philanthropic groups, donations welcomed. Info: (661)255-1991 or www.assistanceleaguealsc.org.

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 will be held tomorrow, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Attendees need to RSVP (661) 294-5540 and provide name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

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.
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.

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.
Aug. 15: Pest Diagnosis: Weeds

Betty Ferguson Foundation events
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.

Concerts in the Park Series
City of Santa Clarita presents Concerts in the Park every Saturday night through August 29 at Central Park. 7 p.m. Free. Saturday: classic rock from local musicians The SCV All-Stars. 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 286-4018.

Lou Gehrigs/ALS support group
Information and support for those with ALS, their families and friends. August 1, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Info: (818) 865-8067, ext. 225.

Senior Center lectures & clinics
All lectures are from 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center located at 22900 Market Street.
Aug. 5: Joseph Santos discusses "Obama-nomics & the Current Economy".
Aug. 12: Dr. Ronald Schwartz discusses "Constipation".
Aug. 19: Candy Watson presents information on "Reverse Mortgages".
Aug. 26: Dr. Amy Goff will hold a "Doctor's Open Forum", ask your medical questions.
Free Clinics will be offered at the SCV Senior Center. There will be no glucose checks or foot screening in August.
Aug. 18: From 10:30-11:30 a.m., a Hearing Clinic held in the Respite Office.

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