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Posted: June 28, 2008 11:55 p.m.
Updated: August 30, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

Assistance League Christmas in July Sale
The Assistance League is holding their annual “Christmas in July” sale at their Take Two Resale Shop from June 29 - July 31. They are located at 24364 Main Street in downtown Newhall. New items put out every week. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Donations are always welcome. Proceeds from the Resale Shop benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for children in need throughout the entire Santa Clarita Valley. Assistance League serves children, seniors and families in need, bringing caring and commitment into action in the SCV. For information, visit www.assistanceleague.org or call the Resale Store at (661) 255-1991.

July WorkSource Calendar
These workshops are free to job seekers in the community. The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, #25.
Tuesday, July 8: Enterprise Zone Orientation from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 9: Networking Job Club from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 10: Interviewing from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and Resume from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Monday, July 14: Practice Interviewing from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 15: CalJobs/Internet Job Search from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 17: Transferable Skills from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22: “Discover” Career Advisement from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23: Networking Job Club from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 24: Interviewing from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Monday, July 28: Practice Interviewing from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 31: Resume from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

REP “81 Series”
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue the highly anticipated “81 Series” on Friday, July 18, at 8:00 p.m. with the critically acclaimed drama, HurlyBurly by David Rabe. Be a part of the 81 at the Opening Night Wine Reception at 7:00 p.m. with curtain at 8:00 p.m. Opening Night Wine Reception is sponsored by Loose Goose Wine Festival.
HurlyBurly is a riveting dark comedy which chronicles the non-events in the lives of a group of fast talking, narcissistic, L.A. based professionals, nose deep in the decadent, perverted, cocaine laden culture that is Hollywood.  We follow the characters, who can’t seem to slow down long enough to breathe, let alone make sense of their lives, as they pursue their sex crazed, dope ridden vision of the American Dream. HurlyBurly opens Friday, July 18 and will run through August 2. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. This is a limited engagement performance. This show contains adult language and adult situations and is intended for mature audiences only. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street Newhall, CA. 91321

SCValley Mommies Boutique
SCValleyMommies.com presents a “Holiday in July” Boutique & Sale on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. Shop national and local vendors including Discovery Toys, PartyLite, Creative Memories, Heritage Makers, Arbonne, Musical Stepping Stones, Avon, and Barefoot Books. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail susie@SCValleyMommies.com

Kelly Hackney Art Show & Wine Tasting
Vino 100 presents local artist, Kelly Hackney on Tuesday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hackney’s art will be on display, much of it wine-related. A wine tasting will be included in the event. Vino 100 is located at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road. For more information, call (661) 294-6886 or visit www.vino100valencia.com.

Tip a Cop
Los Angeles County Sheriff Departments newest Officers will be waiting tables and serving our community during our 3rd Annual Tip A Cop Challenge. The Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley Tip A Cop Challenge is on Thursday, July 10th  from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  BJ’s Brewhouse, Buca di Beppo, Salt Creek Grille and T.G.I. Fridays in Valencia. For more information, contact Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley office at 661-253-2121, or email lmayo@sosc.org.

A. A. Moonlight Dance
Santa Clarita Valley Convention of A.A. is hosting their 5th Annual Enchanting Moonlight Dance on Saturday, July 26th from 4 p.m. to midnight. Event includes BBQ Dinner, A.A. Gratitude Speaker, Carnival Games for the whole family and dancing. Located at the Jack Bones Jr. Equestrian Center in Castaic. Just $10 per person. RSVP on-line at www.scvaaconvention.org or call (661) 310-0384.

Newhall Memorial Hospital Calendar
First Weeks Breastfeeding Support Group - Support group meets each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to discuss breastfeeding and newborn issues. ARU Dining Room, Pavilion, on the hospital’s campus. Cost: $10. For more information, call (661) 253-8238.
Maternity Tours, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – An informative guided tour designed to introduce expectant parents to the Henry Mayo’s maternity’s services. Meet in the hospital’s main lobby at 6:45 p.m. Cost: Free. For more information, call (661) 253-8607.
Spine Education, July 9 - Learn how to protect your spine and prevent back and neck injuries. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Henry Mayo’s Outpatient Therapy Services, ACC Building, 25751 McBean Parkway, Suite 310. Cost: Free. For more information and registration, call (661) 253-8959.
Bereavement Support Group, July 9 – A safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, learn more about the grieving process, and begin the healing process. The group meets every Wednesday for six weeks, beginning July 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm in Henry Mayo’s Foundation Room 4.  For more information or to reserve a seat, call (818) 971-3435.
Labor of Love Saturday class, July 12 – This intensive one-day course will help prepare you for the birth of your baby. Breakfast and lunch included. Cost is $150 per couple. Register in advance by calling (661) 253-8607.
Bosom Buddies, July 14 – Breast cancer patients and their families and friends are invited to a night of sharing and caring. Support group meets in Henry Mayo’s Foundation Room #1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please RSVP with the American Cancer Society by calling (661) 298-0886, Opt. 3.
Free Community CPR Class, July 17 – Open to anyone who wants to learn CPR but does not need to be certified. Class meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Henry Mayo’s Foundation Rooms 4 & 5.  Class is free but seats are limited. Register in advance by calling (661) 253-8888.
Tyke Hike, July 17 – Children learn how to be a big brother or sister and how to behave safely around the newborn from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register in Henry Mayo’s front lobby. Cost: Free. For more information, call (661) 253-8607.
Transitions to Parenthood, July 22 – Postpartum-depression specialist Diana Barnes, Psy.D. teaches this class which focuses on the emotional and psychological issues that can arise the first year after delivery. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Greeley Education Center.  Cost: $35.  For more information and to register, call (661) 253-8607.
Child and Infant CPR Class, July 29 – Parents gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning choking aid procedures and CPR. Class meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Greeley Education Center.  Cost: $35.  To register, call (661) 253-8607.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com/ or call 661-253-8000.

Heart of the Canyons Broadcast
On August 1, between 6:30 and 9 p.m., and on August 2, between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., Christian author Beth Moore will be delivering a message to women across the country via satellite. Heart of the Canyons Church is participating as a host church. Sessions will be held at La Mesa Jr. High School, 26623 May Way in Canyon Country. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets or for more information, call (661) 255-7246 ext. 0 or visit www.heartofthecanyons.com.

Senior Center Showing “Fantasia”
The Senior Cinema is showing “Fantasia” on Wednesday July 9 at 2:15 PM at the Senior Center, located at 22900 Market St. Newhall. Children are welcome. Donations are $1.00. Popcorn is available for $0.25. For information call (661) 259-9444.

Square Dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will be having their July dance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday the 11th, at the Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall.  For more information please call Joanne at 661-250-8828 or visit www.sierrahillbillies.org.

Sidewalk Book Sale
The Friends of the Libraries of Santa Clarita Valley will hold a Sidewalk Book Sale for the general public on Saturday, June 28, from 8 am - 12 p.m. at the Newhall Library at 22704 West 9th Street. Funds from the sale will benefit the Libraries of Santa Clarita. Call Dorothy at 252-3980 for more information.

Saugus Football Kids Camp
The Saugus Gridiron will host a Saugus Football Kids Camp July 1 and 2 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Saugus High School, 21900 Centurion Way. The camp is for ages 9 - 13 and the registration fee of $40 includes a T-shirt and snack. For information or registration contact Penny Davis at (661) 406-2730 or pennyd501@aol.com.

MDA Summer Camp
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be holding its annual summer camp for children with neuromuscular disorders at the Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes July 2 - 6. For more information contact Andrea Peterson at (310) 450-9032 or visit www.mda.org.

Seniors Club Events
July 11 — Bingo Day at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex at 10:30 a.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments.
July 16 — Beach trip: bus leaves from Richard Rioux Park at 9:10 a.m. Drop off will be at 4 p.m. There is a fee of $2 per person.
July 18 — Recreation Day at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
July 25 — Pizza Day (Dominos) at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Veterans History Project Party
All vets and their families are invited to the SCV Senior Center for the Veterans History Project Party on Saturday, July 5 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The project helps preserve veterans’ and civilians’ stories with the Library of Congress. For more information or to RSVP call Robin Clough at the SCV Senor Center (661) 259-9444.

Intensive Spanish Institute
College of the Canyons is offering five-day Intensive Spanish Institute courses. The Conversational Spanish class will meet July 7 - 11, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Spanish for Teachers class will meet July 8 - 22 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
The Spanish for Medical Personnel will meet July 9 - 23 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
For more information visit www.canyons.edu/isi or call (661) 362-3530

The Grief Program
The Grief Program of Santa Clarita is offering a free community presentation on the tools and skills for working through grief and loss. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. For more information call (661) 733-0692

SCV Songwriters & Composers Circle
The SCV Songwriters and Composers Circle will meet Saturday, July 19 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 18356 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Manak at scvsongwriters@yahoo.com.

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
The inaugural Citrus Classic Balloon Festival will be held July 25 - 26 in Santa Paula. For more information, visit citrusclassicballoons.com or call Carla Edwards at (805) 432-0903.

Friday Night Flickers
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents classic silent comedies on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The films will be shown outdoors near the historic Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, Newhall. Live accompaniment will be provided by organist Bob Mitchell. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Donation is $5. Free popcorn included. Films include Laurel & Hardy’s “Big Business,” Buster Keaton’s “One Week,” and Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon.” For more information, contact Pat Saletore at (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org.

Shopping to Benefit
Boys & Girls Club

Between Aug. 6 - 17, customers shopping at the Santa Clarita JCPenney will have the chance to round up their total purchase to the next dollar and donate the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, which will donate the money to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. For more information, contact Jaci Hoffman at (661) 297-3692.

LETMESAIL July activities
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities, will be hosting the following July events for registered clients:
Monday, June 30, SNAP Flag Football, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., COC Upper Field.
Monday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Placerita Nature Center Hike, Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road.
Tuesday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Cha-Cha Dance Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Wednesday, July 9, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Nutrition Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Friday, July 11; 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Swim Day, SCV Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway.
Saturday, July 12; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., Tae Bo Exercise Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday, July 12; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Art Class, Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Sunday, July 13, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., SNAP Flag Football, COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Monday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Placerita Nature Center Hike, Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road.
Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Luau and Dance, LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road.
Monday, July 21; 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Towsley Canyon Hike; I-5 Exit at Calgrove.
Wednesday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Emergency Saftey Class, Regional Center, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100.
Friday, July 25, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Griffith Park Observatory, Griffith Park.
Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1,  9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Summer Splash Day Camp, LETMESAIL Center, 28304 Constellation Road.
Monday, July 28, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Towsley Canyon Hike, I-5 Exit at Calgrove.
Monday, July 28, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football, COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL (661) 702-8555 or e-mail letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. For more information visit www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Hope-n-Mic
Each third Thursday of the month, Newhall Church of the Nazarene is hosting Hope-n-Mic, a new open mic forum for Christian musicians and their friends. Come play your music or stop in to listen. All ages and musical styles are welcome, provided the lyrics are appropriate to a Christian audience. Piano, keyboard, amps, sound system and drums are provided. Bring any other instrument you want. Light refreshments served. The church is located at 23857 The Old Road in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 259-5272 or e-mail Bob Heller at rah@rheller.net.

Zonta Club of SCV
The Zonta Club of SCV meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Road. Happy half-hour at 6 p.m. with a dinner business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are free with reservations. For more information call (661) 252-9351 or visit www.scvzonta.org.

SCV Business Networking Group
LeTip All Valley of Santa Clarita meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning at Marie Callender’s on Magic Mountain Parkway at The Old Road. This group of local networking partners welcomes all those interested in growing their business. For more information, contact Chuck Branda at (661) 287-3949 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com.

LARC Annual Fundraiser
The LARC Foundation annual fundraiser is on Sunday, September 21. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and entertainment, featuring Raymond Michael, Elvis impersonator, begins at 2:30 p.m. Prices are $125 for adults, $50 for children and $325 for the family package that includes two adult and two child tickets. Proceeds benefit the LARC Foundation. For more information, call (661) 296-8636 ext. 219.

Al-Anon Family Groups
Sunday (last Sunday of month only): 10:30 a.m., Brunch/Speaker, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country
Sunday: 5 p.m.. step & Tradition, The Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Monday: 9:30 a.m., Courage to Change, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country
Monday: 7:30 p.m., Beginners, The Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., 12 & 12, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country
Wednesday: 12 p.m., How Al-Anon Works, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., Discussion — Keep Coming Back, Henry Mayo Hospital Foundation Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Room #1, Valencia
Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Book Study — The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country
Thursday: 6:30 p.m., Step & Tradition, Henry Mayo Hospital Foundation Building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Room #1, Valencia
Thursday: 6:30 p.m., Alateen, Henry Mayo Hospital (Nursing Pavilion), 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Friday: 9:30 a.m., One Day at a Time, The Cocoon — Mini Mall, 27013 Langside Avenue, Suite L, Canyon Country

Castaic Lake Programs
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting two new programs at Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For Movies at the Lake, the community is invited to bring snacks, a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy a family movie in Paradise Cove on the lagoon. Vehicle parking is $11 but the movie is free. Movies are scheduled for July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. A Summer Campfire Talk Series will be held every Saturday at the new campground amphitheater, on the east side of the lagoon, from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Topics are: July 5, A Look at Nature; July 12, scuba diving. There will also be talks about sailing, kayaking, fishing, astronomy and local history. For information call (661) 257-4050.

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.

Cherry picking time
It’s pick your-own-cherries time at several orchards in Leona Valley, and the activity makes a fun family outing. Among the orchards to choose from are Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, 6989 Elizabeth Lake Road, (661) 270-1356, www.upickcherries.com; and Rhodes Orchard, 10600 Leona Ave., (661) 270-1569. The orchards will remain open through the 4th of July weekend or until the cherries are all picked out.

ACA meeting
The Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meets on Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Parklane Mobile Estates, 20401 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, 91351, space #651. For details, call (661) 298-1594.

Hot rods at the COC Art Gallery
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is holding a Hot Rod art exhibition through July 12, which will showcase car-inspired artwork from several artists. The COC art gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information visit www.canyons.edu or call (661) 362-3415 or (661) 362-3494.

Spanish For Children
Introduce your children to the basics of conversational Spanish. The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education program will offer classes for children ages 5 to 7 and their parents, and ages 8 to 10, Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 to July 30. For more information call (661) 362-3300 or visit www.canyons.edu/communityed.

Men of Harmony
Accomplished or shower-singers are welcomed to tune in with the Men of Harmony from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings take place on every first Tuesday evening at Pizza Hut on Lyons Avenue. For more information call (661) 424-9009 or visit www.scvmenofharmony.com.

Sports Club
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. For further information, call Don Gately at (661) 255 8873 or visit the club’s Web site at http://www.ccsc.org/.

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.
Metastatic 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. For more information call (661) 288-2322.

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 1100 hours. For further information or to verify the time and place call (661) 296-6688 or e-mail trooper76@earthlink.

Driver Safety Training
The AARP Driver Safety Program hosts Driver Safety Training the second Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. of the month at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.  Four-hour refresher classes are also being offered on a Saturday of alternate months for those who have completed the AARP eight-hour within the past three years. These courses cover the rules of the road as well as safe driving strategies. Completion of either of these classes will earn each participant a three year certificate, and for drivers 55 and over, an auto insurance credit. Info: (661) 259-9444, admin@scvsc.org or www.scvseniorcenter.org.

Assistance For Teen Moms
The SCV Pregnancy Center provides a caring, non-judgmental environment where Teen Moms can come together for support and encouragement. The program offers group discussion, insights into motherhood, child rearing and relationships, friendship building and mentoring, and life skills training. Dinner and childcare provided. Meetings every Thursday night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30  p.m. For location, registration and information call (661)255-0082.

Bereavement Group
If you are struggling with the loss of the loved one, come to be with others who are going through the same thing. We offer a safe environment for people to share their feelings, discuss their fears, and begin the healing process. Groups meet Wednesdays 10  a.m. – 11:30 a.m. through May at 10200 Sepulveda Blvd. #115, in Mission Hills. For more information call Sara Berman at (818) 895-8000.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
The Santa Clarita Valley helpline for Narcotics Anonymous is (661) 299-5599.
Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. — Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Sunday 7 p.m. — Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Highway., Canyon Country.
Thursday 7:30 p.m. — First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall, upstairs.
Monday 6:30 p.m. Denny’s, 31724 Castaic Road., Castaic.
Friday 6:30 p.m. — FOR MALE ADDICTS ONLY — Barnabus House, 24417 Chestnut St., Newhall.
Monday 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall.
Friday 8 p.m. Campfire (weather permitting, otherwise inside location), 9927 Soledad Canyon Road., Santa Clarita.
Tuesday 7 p.m. — LADIES MEETING — NCADD, Valencia Plaza, 24460 Lyons Ave., Newhall.
Saturday 8 a.m. — Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway., Valencia, Rooms A & B, Canyon Country.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Library Building, 3015 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park.
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Recovery Room, 17714 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Middle School, 19425 Stillmore St., Room #705, Canyon Country.
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Library Building, 3015 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park.
Saturday 11:59 p.m. The Cocoon, 17746 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country.

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. For more information e-mail Thomas turner at f001@lacds.com or go online to www.w6jw.org/.

Come Sing The Oldies
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road., Saugus. For more information call (661)296-3321.

TOPS
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 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. For details contact Diana at 251-5144.

Dance Cuban salsa
Free salsa classes are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. at Newhall Park at 15th Street and 24909 Newhall Ave. Dancing is outside, so wear a hat and tennis shoes. Classes may be canceled due to weather and on three-day weekends, so check www.ruedainthepark.com/ for more information or call Jonathan at (661) 618-1105.

Pride in the Lake
Every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., staff and volunteers help to keep Castaic Lake beautiful by removing litter and landscaping different areas each month. Meet at the Lagoon launch ramp parking lot. Please bring your own gloves and equipment, if you have it. For information call (661) 257-5034.

SCV Antique Auto Club
Every second Saturday of the month meetings take place at the Bouquet Canyon Church, 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road. in Saugus, starting at 7:30 p.m. All kinds of classic cars are welcome. For information e-mail caldwellbob@sgcglobal.net or call (661) 259-3570.
 
Overeaters Anonymous meetings
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.
Contact  Mary at (661) 252-3762. 
SCV Koi & Water
Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. The club is comprised of people who own or are building ponds that share ideas and experiences. For more information call (661) 259-6437 or visit www.santaclaritakoiclub.com/.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Placerita Canyon Nature Center winter programs. All events held at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7721.
Family Nature Walk: Every Saturday 11 a.m. - noon. An easy, 1-hour walk exploring the area’s natural and cultural history.
Animal Presentation: Every Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area.
Trail Team: First Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. Help repair trails, pick up litter and remove weeds. Fifteen minute safety orientation mandatory. Wear long pants, boots, and bring water.
Bird Walk: Second Saturday of the month. Walks start at 9 a.m. and last about two hours. They are free and there is no parking fee. Beginning bird watchers and families are welcome. Children aged 6 and older are welcome with a responsible adult. Bring binoculars and field guide.
Volunteer Orientation: First Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Nature Center and Park.
Community Hiking Club: A new monthly community event that invites all ages to get into the outdoors, visit wilderness areas, and stretch their legs.
Community Nature Series: Learn about the animals and nature around. Call the Nature Center for more information, or visit www.placerita.org/

Rancho Camulos Museum
Rancho Camulos Museum is a National Historic Landmark where the early Californio lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment. What began as part of the 48,000 acre Mexican land grant, Rancho San Francisco, deeded to Antonio del Valle in 1839, is still a 1,800-acre working ranch. Rancho Camulos was also the setting for “Ramona,” an 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. The non-profit museum is a portion of the ranch containing the main adobe, cocina, chapel, schoolhouse and beautiful grounds. Here the history and culture of the people of Camulos from the Tatavian Indians, through the del Valle family who established the rancho in the mid-1800s, to the Rubel family, who purchased the property in 1924, are preserved. The museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles west of the I-5 freeway in Piru. (Next to the first fruit stand on the left)  For information call (805) 521-1501 or visit www.ranchocamulos.org/. Docent led one- hour tours are conducted Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. Private group and school tours and special events such as weddings can also be arranged.

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. the park ranger will lead a nature hike through the park. The hike will last approximately one hour. 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. - 9:30 a.m.
For information, call (661) 268-0840. 

Santa Clarita Artists’ Association
Monthly meetings of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association are held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., excluding holidays, at Westfield Town Center Mall Community Room. Non-members are welcome and may attend their first meeting for free. For more information visit www.santaclaritaartists.org/ or e-mail Dianne Foderaro at torched@dslextreme.com.

SCV Quilt Guild Activities
The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The following is a list of upcoming activities:
July 10 — Guild Auction
Aug. 14 — Tammie Bowser on Quilted Photography
Sept. 11 — Game Night
Oct. 9 — Featuring Guild Member Nancy Mayer
Nov. 13 — Jake Finch on 12 Steps to Recovering Money from Your Fabric Addiction.
For information e-mail Adva Price at adva_p@yahoo.com or visit the Web site at www.scvquiltguild.org/.

Child & Family Center Golf
The Child & Family Center is Going Green Fore the Kids at its 10th annual Golf Invitational on Monday, July 14 at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information contact Cheryl Jones at (661) 255-6847, ext. 3018 or cheryl.jones@childfamilycenter.org.

Roshambo charity tournament
Join hundreds of people at the Santa Clarita Activities Center on July 19 in the largest Roshambo (rock, paper and scissors) Tournament ever held in the Santa Clarita Valley — and all for a good cause, the youth programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. The event starts at 5 p.m. Earn prizes, enjoy some food and dress up for this wacky event. For more information call (661) 253-3593 or visit www.theroshambo.com/.

Juggling comedian at Newhall Library
Newhall Library hosts juggling comedian Michael Rayner on Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m. in a special performance for teens. Free admission, free food, free prizes. The event is for teens in grades 6 through 12 at the Newhall Library parking lot in Old Town Newhall. For more information call (661) 259-0750 or visit the County Library Web site at www.colapublib.org/.

Hot August Nights
On Saturday, Aug. 16, the Tournament Players Club in Valencia will be the site of an evening of entertainment by blues artist Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps — all to benefit The Painted Turtle camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. For information visit www.thepaintedturtle.org/.

Hollister shipmates reunion
There will be a USS Hollister (DD-788) crew reunion in Branson, Mo. September 17-21. Shipmates are being sought. Contact Mrs. Nelda Rupp, 15440 SE Hartnell Ave., Portland, OR 97267. Call at (503) 656-4949 or e-mail at hnrupp@comcast.net.

Hart class of ‘68 reunion
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Hart High School Class of 1968 will be meeting from 6:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at the El Chaparral Mexican restaurant on Soledad Canyon Road for their 40th class reunion. For questions, RSVPs or to submit pictures for the reunion memory book, contact Karen Deason Campbell at (209) 862-1898 or shutterqueen1950@yahoo.com.

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