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Posted: September 8, 2009 10:47 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 2009 4:55 a.m.
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 will be covered, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 252-8852.

Senior Center
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.”
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. 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

SC Master Chorale auditions
Auditions for the 2009/2010 concert season, Saturday, Sept. 12. Audition appointments will be arranged by telephone. Info: (661) 254-8886.

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  

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” 4:30-6pm; College of the Canyons Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
Monday, Sept. 14 —“Anchors Aweigh” Hike Day; 10-11am; Rice Canyon Trail; Call LMS Office for meeting location
Monday, Sept. 14 — “LMS Drama Club” The Music Man Rehearsal; 6:30-8:30pm; 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 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.

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 & 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 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, BBQ 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 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 Penny. 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.

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.

Comedians of the Canyons

Improvisational performance theatre class to perform unscripted show based on audience suggestions, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 362-3415.

Comedy 4 Canines fundraiser

Night of comedy featuring Paul Ogata will benefit The Brittany Foundation no-kill dog rescue, 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’ work in a variety of mediums 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, craft 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 Boulevard., Valencia. First topic: managing your money and avoiding identity theft. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351.

Light the Night inspirational walk

Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Light the Night, a national evening walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer, Saturday, Oct. 17,  Bridgeport Park, Valencia. Info: (310) 846-4703 or

Inaugural Monster Dash run/walk
Charitable event with race proceeds benefitting City of Hope, Saturday, Oct. 31, Lombardi Ranch. Participants encouraged to dress in costume. Petting zoo, wagon rides, face painting to follow race. Info: (661) 313-1366 or

Maggie Anton at Temple Beth Ami
Author Maggie Anton, who wrote the trilogy “Rashi’s Daughters,” will speak at 11 a.m, Sunday, Nov. 1, Temple Beth Ami, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-2962 or

Caribbean steel drums
Percussionists Abby and Dan Savell introduce the steel drums in musical program at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. See pan drums, learn about their history, and listen to Caribbean music. Free. Info: (661) 259-8942.

SC Stars golf tournament

Santa Clarita STARS Junior National Dance Team will hold its sixth annual fundraising golf tournament at 8 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, Robinson Rach Golf Club, Valencia. Longest drive, closest to the pin, putting and chipping contests, tee prizes, awards banquet to follow. Info: (661) 799-9448.

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., 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (818) 364-0120.

Project Return peer support

Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m.Wednesdays and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

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.  

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:


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