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Posted: September 5, 2009 2:38 p.m.
Updated: September 6, 2009 4:55 a.m.
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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,

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

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 or by mail. Send a check to SIGSCV, Attention: Sheryl Geraci, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1352. For information, e-mail 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. Info: (661) 799-7979 or

Upcoming Events:
Latin Sunday Music in the Park

Salsa, ranchero, and karaoke, 2 - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, Willliam S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets.

SCV CROP Walk for the Hungry
SCV Community Walk for the Hungry (CROP), 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Orchard Village Road, Newhall. Will benefit SCV Food Pantry, SCV Homeless Shelter and Church of Hope Food Pantry. Info: (661) 259-7307.

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

SCV Computer Club meeting
Free software and Smart Computing magazine, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 252-8852.

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. 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."
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - 10:30-11:30 a.m., a Hearing Clinic held in the Respite Office.
Sept. 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.

Hometown Heroes annual breakfast
Honoring individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley that have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show compassion, 7 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, Hyatt Regency Valencia, Town Center, Valencia. $50. Info: (661) 803-7828.

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

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

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.

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:
Sunday, Sept. 13 - "SNAP Flag Football Practice" 4:30-6 p.m.; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Monday, Sept. 14 -"Anchors Aweigh" Hike Day; 10-11 a.m.; Rice Canyon Trail; Call LMS Office for meeting location
Monday, Sept. 14 - "LMS Drama Club" The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
Tuesday, Sept. 15 - "Cooking Club" Friendship Stew & Biscuits; 6-8 p.m.; Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

Parkinson's Disease 101
A class on the basics of Parkson's disease for newly diagnosed patients and their families will be held 1-3 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.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 15, 23101 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country during annual show and tell program. Info:

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.

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 submissions being accepted now. Info: (661) 254-1234.

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.

Route 66 Classic Car Show
Live bands, barbecue specials, patio seating, trophies, raffle prizes, and more, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Oct.17, Route 66 Classic Car Show, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 298-1494.

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 St., 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

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.

Comedy 4 Canines fundraiser
Night of comedy featuring Paul Ogata will benefit The Brittany Foundation, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, JRs Comedy Club, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Silent auction, raffle, T-shirts for sale, and lots of laughs. $20, show only (plus two item food or drink minimum). Info: (661) 803-2909 or

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
Helen 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.

JRs Comedy Club golf classic
Tournament to benefit the SCV Homeless Shelter features top comics partnering up with players, lunch, dinner, and silent auction, awards, door prizes and entertainment, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-7940.

Financial skills for women
Zonta Club of SCV presents a series of six financial skills workshops for women starting 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Valencia Library, 23743 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Topic: managing your money and identity theft. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351.

NAMI support group
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group for families who have relatives or friends with mental illness, 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday each month, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, No. 200, Valencia. Info: (818) 364-0120.


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