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Posted: September 1, 2009 10:47 p.m.
Updated: September 2, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

Sept. 13
Los Angeles Retarded Citizens will host their annual fundraiser 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at their Santa Clarita Valley Ranch. Entertainment from Tom Nolan Orchestra and a buffet lunch. $125 per person or $325 per family. Info: (661) 296-8636, ext. 219.

Sept. 14
Birdies for Books 19th annual charity golf tournament will be held 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.

Sept. 19

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.

Sept. 26

The Boy Scouts of America will honor Bill and Cathy Kennedy, Rick and Ann Patterson and Joe and Barbara Schulman. The dinner reception will be held at the Valencia Hyatt Regency. Info: David Cline (818) 933-0106 or dkline@bsa-la.org.

Sept. 27
The Wine Affair, sip, stroll, savor.  The second annual Wine Affair hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater SCV will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 on Town Center Drive  in Valencia. Wine tasting, food, entertainment. Admission: $40 in advance; $50 day of the event. Tickets are available online at  www.sigscv.org or by mail. Send a check to SIGSCV, Attention: Sheryl Geraci, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1352. For information, e-mail Rose.Chegwin@delwestusa.com or call (661) 803-9202.

Oct. 3
All Corked Up hosts the International Wine Festival at College of the Canyons on Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy wine tasting, regional foods and a raffle, tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Performing Art Center’s K-12 Arts Education Outreach program. Info: (661)799-7979 or www.allcorkedup.com.

Special education services in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) serves Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart Union High School District to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities from birth to age 22. Info: (661) 294-5398.

Food Pantry seeks volunteer drivers

The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry needs volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from local markets on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings.  Info: (661) 255-9078.

Hospice care volunteers sought
Provide support to those facing a life-limiting illness. Our volunteers become part of the hospice care team by making home visits, lending a listening ear, offering caregiver relief, and assisting with errands, as well as bereavement support. Training provided. Info: (818) 895-8000.

‘Cruise-in’ to be held on Saturdays
Santa Clarita’s “Cruise-in” 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.

Orchestron meets Thursdays
Happy Times Orchestron meets 4  - 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.

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.

Dog rescue seeks volunteers
The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill sanctuary located in Agua Dulce, is looking for dog lovers to help at their ranch. Duties can include cleaning kennels, walking or playing with dogs, grooming and bathing, repairs, and office work or grant writing, as well as assisting at fundraising and adoption events or baking for bake sales. Info: (661) 803-2909 or sathewords@yahoo.com.

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 5 -7 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17. Attendees need to RSVP (661)294-5540 and provide  name, parent name and daytime telephone number.

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, Sept. 19  Pest Diagnosis: Plant Diseases and Insects
Saturday, Oct. 17  Trees for SCV
Saturday, Nov. 21 – Soils and Fertilizers

Senior Center lectures/clinics

All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in activity rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Dr. Jason Goss of Unruh Chiropractic on “The Overall Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care.”
Wednesday, Sept. 9 - Dr. John Kaufman from Henry Mayo Hospital will discuss “Osteoporosis.”
Wednesday, Sept. 16 - Colleen Schaffer of Circle of Hope on “Living with Metastatic Cancer& How The Circle of Hope Helps Others Affected by Breast Cancer.”
Sep. 10 and Oct. 8 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Mobile solutions van from the Braille Institute offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals, and more. Appointments required. Info: John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, extension 125.
Every Wednesday- From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588 ext. 138.

LETMESAIL event, activities 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:
Thursday, Sept. 3 — “SNAP Cheer Practice”; 6:30-7:30pm; LARC Ranch; 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Sunday, Sept. 6 — “SNAP Flag Football Practice”; 4:30-6pm; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Sunday, Sept. 13 — “SNAP Flag Football Practice” 4:30-6pm; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Adult Day Health Care Ctr; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net.  Info: www.letmesail.org.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

Henry Mayo child and infant classes
Thursday, Sept. 3- Parent Preview - 6:45 p.m.  Expectant parents are invited to tour the hospital’s maternity services. Free.  Meet in ARU Dining Room, Pavilion, 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-8607.

Specialty Toastmaster club
Learn self confidence through public speaking  — club meets at 5:15 p.m. every other Tuesday - Sept.  15 and 29  — at Specialty Labs Theater, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia, North side of building. Guests welcome. Info: (661) 263-6066.

Bunco benefits Circle of Hope
Bunco at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 1 - 3 p.m. , Saturday, Sept. 5, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. $15 in advance, $20 at door includes appetizers and raffle tickets.  Proceeds benefit Circle of Hope, to financially and emotionally assist uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Info: (661) 254-5218.

Animal Acres Cowtail Party
Festive party with celebrity hosts, award recipients and gala guests meet and mingle with sanctuary’s guests of honor  — more than 150 rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, sheep and goats, 5 - 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 Animal Acres, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. Vegan dinner, silent auction, and live entertainment. Info: (818) 341-3646.

Newhall Women’s Support Group
A women’s support group will be held 5 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 6, at 23030 Lyons Ave., #205, Newhall. Presented by Nancy King, M.A., MFT. Info: (661) 645-3341.

Moms Club picnic in the park

MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch will host a picnic in the park/children’s music concert to recruit new moms and children Wednesday, Sept. 9, featuring guitarist from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Info: (661) 312-9196 or avp@momsclubsrn.com.

Henry Mayo Heart Health Fair

Free quarterly “Care For Your Heart” fair from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Visit heart-health screening stations for complimentary cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure monitoring, height and weight measurement, and body fat analysis. Info: (661) 253-8408.

SCV Youth Project poker tournament
A Texas Hold ‘Em fundraising event for SCV Youth Project will be held 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 Tournament Player’s Club Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. $40 spectator viewing and silent auction, $125 individual buy-in. Info: (661) 257-9688 or  kim@helpnothassle.com

Boys & Girls Club Day for kids
The fourth annual Day for Kids is a free family event highlighting the value of meaningful time between caring adults and children noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 Newhall Park, 24923 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Entertainment, games, food, carnival rides, raffle. Info: (661) 254-2582.

Comedy benefit for Mehling Fund
Channel Surfing, a night of original sketch comedy benefiting the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund will be held 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets: $25
Includes free appetizers. Info: (661) 288-0000 or visit www.repeastplayhouse.org.

Qigong at Senior Center

Qigong classes will be taught by Carol  Benitez at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 and weekly thereafter at The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Open to all ages. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Parkinson’s Disease 101
A class on the basics of Parkson’s disease for newly diagnosed patients and their families will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., complimentary luncheon from noon - 1 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Northridge Hospital Education Auditorium, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Free class, $1 parking. Info: (818) 885-8623.

Santa Clara River Rally
Volunteers will clean a portion of the santa Clara River from 8 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Participants will be provided with gloves, collection bags, and refreshments. Location TBD. Info: (661) 286-4098.

SCV Rose Society meeting
Steve and Susie Jones will speak on “Roses Down Under,” a slide show and discussion of their trip to the rose gardens of Australia and New Zealand at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 296-5033.

Sierra Pelona rock club meeting
General meeting for members and guests to bring samples of what they have collected through the summer will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 23101  Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country during Annual Show & Tell Program. Info:  www.sierrapelona.com
CRTA FallLuncheon
California Retired Teachers Association will hold its fall meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at IHOP. $11. Info: (661) 259-5308 or (661) 259-9829.

Old Town Newhall art walk
Self-guided art walk down Main Street in the Arts District of Old Town Newhall will start on Thursday, Sept. 17 and continue every Thursday. Art submission being accepted now. Info: (661) 254-1234.

65th Annual OLPH BBQ fiesta
Food, games, thrill rides, raffles, silent auction, live entertainment and ethnic food from 4 - 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 - Sunday, Sept. 20 at Our Lady of Perpetual help Church, 23233 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Info: (661) 312-6596.

AAUW Membership Brunch

The Santa Clarita Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual membership brunch to celebrate 41 years of service in the SCV 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the home of Louise Schultz. Info: (661) 254-2403.

Fil-Am Open House at SCVSC
Filipina American Senior Program will host an open house  5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Dancing, singing, and mingling. $10 couple/$7 singles, proceeds benefit senior program. Info: (661) 284-2311.

Courtroom artist at SCAA meeting

Bill Robles, courtroom artist and illustrator from widely publicized trials of Patricia Hearst, Rodney King, OJ Simpson, and Michael Jackson, will be featured at the Santa Clarita Artists Association meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. Westfield Town Center Community Room. between food court and JC Penney. Info: (661) 259-5479 or  www.santaclaritaartists.org

Hart High Class of 1959 reunion
Members of William S. Hart High Class of 1959 celebrates 50 year reunion weekend of Sept. 25-27. The weekend will include Hart homecoming game, Maroon and Gray Dinner dance, Brunch at Marie Callenders and more. Info: Sharon (775)721-7503, Barbara (661)252-0847 or Judy (661)251-0876.

Novel Writers Workshop
A free writer’s workshop with published author Bonnie Domrose Stone will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Valencia Public Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

Eve Bushman works for charity
Santa Clarita Valley wine writer Eve Bushman will work alongside the pros at Valencia Wine Company 4 - 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 24300 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Portion of sales will benefit Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 254-9300.

Acton/Agua Dulce fine arts show
Eighth annual event showcasing local artists will be held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 Acton Community Center, 3748 Nickels Street, Acton. Info: (661) 547-8632.

Rancho Cumulos Ramona Days

Heln Hunt Jackson’s classic 1884 California novel “Ramona” will come to life from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark, 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru. See the “House of Ramona,” silent films, plus food, arts, music, dance, carft sales, tours, and historic displays. $5 - $8, children 12 and under free. Info: (805) 521-1501.

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.

Appleseed Shoots at Piru Rifle Range

Wes Thompson’s Piru Rifle Range will host Appleseed Shoots on the following dates:
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.

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.
Nov. 12 — Guest speaker Alicia about batting
Dec. 10 — Guild holiday party

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 Way-station 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.orgsaugusmoms@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 monthly 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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