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Posted: May 15, 2010 7:34 p.m.
Updated: May 18, 2010 1:55 p.m.
 
May 22-23
The 12th annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 22 to 9 a.m. Sunday, May 23. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Teams will have at least one team member walking around the field for 24 hours. There will be live entertainment, food, games and contests. All cancer survivors can walk the Survivor’s Lap Saturday at 9 a.m. Luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. to reflect and remember loved ones lost to cancer. For information on how to form a team, join an existing team, register as a survivor, volunteer or donate, www.scvrelay.org.

May 23
Stomp out domestic violence with Soroptomist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s second annual High Heel-a-Thon, with a short march, celebration, demonstrations, concessions, and vendors, general admission is $40 for walkers in advance, $50 day of, sponsors welcome, registration at 9 a.m, event at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 23, Main St. at Market St., Old Town Newhall. Info: paseofitness@yahoo.com or download entry form at www.sigscv.org.

June 6
Inaugural Magic Ride to benefit the Boys & Girls of the SCV. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Old Road Harley-Davidson will host the Magic Ride Poker Run Sunday, June 6. Stops include Route 66 in Canyon Country. Pre-registration $40 rider, $35 passenger before May 31. Includes admission to Magic Mountain, run pin, raffle ticket, all-you-can-eat barbecue and party with live music. Day of registration 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Preregister in person at Old Road Harley-Davidson, 21130 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, the Boys & Girls Club Newhall Clubhouse, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall or online at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain and enter code: magicride. Info: Joni Barnes (661) 255-4824 or e-mail jmbarnes@sftp.com.
Enjoy “Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson” 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. The proceeds of the special benefit performance will benefit the Patricia Hayes Community Service Scholarship Fund. Adults $12, students $8. For tickets call Greg Hayes (661) 254-0960.

June 12
The 39th annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction. Co-chairs Jay and Ashley Thomas. Theme: “Born to be Wild.” 5 p.m. Mann BioMedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, off of Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia. Tables $650-$5,000. Individual tickets $85 each. General admission (no dinner) two for $25. Hundreds of live and silent auction items. Entertainment, dinner and bar. Info: (661) 254-3063 or www.scvbgc.org.

Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor for use between May 29-July 5. Nonprofits can purchase tickets for $13 to resell at $15. Info: Bob (661) 250-1023, Frank (661) 294-1010 or Liz (661) 253-1026.

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.

Angelfood at Methodist Church
When your food dollars are shrinking, Angelfood at Valencia United Methodist Church is here to help.  Contact us for information or ordering at www.angelfoodministries.org.

Center’s hotline needs volunteers
The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer the 24-hour hotline that provides emergency help for domestic violence related callers. Volunteers will need to complete a special 40-hour training course in order to answer the local hotline. The Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center is the only one of its kind in the region, providing a 24-hour hotline, a local shelter house, individual and group counseling services as well as emergency help for victims of domestic violence. Dates for the complete 40-hour training at Haven Hills are: June 13, 16, 20, 30 and July 7, 11, 14, 18.  Volunteers would need to attend each of the eight training dates. The cost for the 40-hour training is $250. (818) 887-7481 or http://www.havenhills.org/How_You_Can_Help/Volunteer_Signup.

Beginners Latin dance
Salsa lessons, no partner required, 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, $5, Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia. Info: (661) 618-1105.

LETMESAIL 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:
Today — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Thursday, May 20 — “LMS Starz” film premiere, 6:30-7:30 p.m., SCV Repertory Theatre, 24266 Main St., Newhall.
Sunday, May 23 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, May 26 — “Anchors Aweigh” wellness Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia.
Thursday, May 27 — “Anchors Aweigh” volunteer opportunity mailing project, 9-11 a.m., LMS Office, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info:  www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Senior Center lectures/clinics

All lectures held 1-2 p.m. in room A6 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, ext. 138.
Wednesday — “Homeopathy: Health and wellness for the body, mind and soul,” presented by holistic practitioner Kim Wahl of Valencia Wellness Center.
Wednesday  — Free hearing checks provided by Audiology Services of Newhall’s Randall Bartlett, 11 a.m. to noon. Primarily for people who do not wear hearing aids.
Wednesday, May 26 — “Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment,” presented by Dr. Amy Goff of HealthCare Partners Group.
Every Wednesday — From noon to 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.

Death and resurrection

Explore what the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, from beginning to end, says about the concepts of death and resurrection and heaven and hell, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 16, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

Origins of the human species 

How do we relate the Genesis account to modern science? Free presentation by Dr. Fazale Rana, Ph.D. , author of “Who Was Adam?” and a scientist with Reasons to Believe, 7 p.m., Sunday May 16, Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-0555.

SCAA ‘Bring & Brag’ meeting
Santa Clarita Artists’ Association’s monthly meeting will feature a “Bring & Brag” where artists can bring in their artwork to discuss, show off or sell, 7 p.m., Monday, May 17, Westfield Town Center community room (located between J.C. Penney and the food court), 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Non-members welcome. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club meeting
“All About Pearls” with Evelyn Velie.  History, Natural, Cultured, fresh, salt water.  Bring your pearls for identification. Monthly meeting 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18 Greenbrier Mobile Estates East Clubhouse. 21301 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country.  Info. www.sierrapelona.com.

Food Inc.’ movie screening
The community is invited to watch “Food Inc.” at the office of Dr. Roger De Sesa, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. The movie explores where the food we purchase the grocery story really comes from and what it means for the health of future generations. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Republican Women meet at IHOP

Monthly meeting of Republican Women Federated with special program, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch.  Info:  (661)299-1834.

Dine for American Cancer Society

Raise funds for ACS’ Relay for Life by dining at The Tea Gardens, Wolf Creek, Lazy Dog, The Habit, Kona Crisp, Swirly’s Frozen Yogurt, Chili’s (Stevenson Ranch), Vino 100, Wednesday, May 19. Restaurants will donate 10 percent or more of bill to ACS. Download and print flyer from www.scvrelay.org and present to server.

Free food kits for eligible seniors
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank will deliver free food kits to qualified seniors, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 21, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Eligible participants must be 60 years or older with proof of income (SSI, bank statements, check stubs or Medi-Cal card) and a photo ID. Income eligibility is $14,079 annual income for one-person household or $18,491 or less for a two-person household. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 110.

Legacy You Leave’ presentation
“The Legacy You Leave, Preserving Your Own Life” will be the topic of speaker Tom Underhill, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 21, Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 340-0878.

Senior Center ballroom dance
Open to all dancers, with exhibition dances and light refreshments provided, singles and couples welcome, wide range of music genres and ballroom dance styles, $5, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Friday, May 21, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 110.
 
Just Friends tea and fashion show

Fashion show and tea to benefit cancer services at Providence Holy Cross, clothes by Coldwater Creek, opportunity drawings and silent auction, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, home of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Russo. Info: (818) 496-4600.

Services donated to Single Mothers
Dr. Roger De Sesa, a local chiropractor, will donate all services on Saturday, May 22, to customers in exchange for a donation, of their preferred amount, to Single Mothers Outreach.  No insurance will be billed for the services.  New patients are welcome to receive a consultation, including exams, scans and X-rays, as well.  The office will be open 9 a.m. to noon.  Call (661) 294-0429 for appointment.

Rancho Camulos Picnic and a Movie
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the silent film “Ramona,” shot on location at Rancho Camulos in 1910, bring a picnic and blanket, behind the scenes tour and screening of the film, $8 suggested donation, 1 p.m., Sunday, May 23, Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore. Info: (805) 521-1501.

SCV Macintosh users meeting

Monthly meeting with question and answer session followed by a demonstration of the new Bento 3, a personal database program, Mac users and all interested parties welcome, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, Valencia Mac, 24343 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 250-4149 or (661) 252-7280.

Find answers to health questions
What is the human genetic potential? What is the key to aging gracefully? How does your body work? Dr. Roger De Sesa will answer these questions at a free health care class, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Spring plein air artist’s day

Artists are invited to spend the day at Rancho Camulos to capture their impressions of the rancho on canvas, paper and film, morning coffee and treats, lunch and beverages, docents in costume available for posing and touring, reservations by May 21 are a must, $20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore. Info: (805) 521-1501.

CRTA hosts spring meeting and lunch

The California Retired Teachers Association will hold its spring meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oakvale Drive, Valencia.Social hour will be at 10:30 a.m., with meeting beginning at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be catered by Mary Lynne Fry. Luncheon cost will be $10.  Deadline for reservations is May 21. CRTA is open to all retired educators.  Anyone wishing to attend the meeting or information, contact Gerry Morey (661) 259-5308 or Anne Hazlett (661) 254-1616.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions Van will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, including the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, and resource referrals, 10 a.m. to  2 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Appointments required. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

SCV blues festival and barbecue

Car show, kid zone, fire truck rides, Mountainview chili dogs, music, and more, free entrance, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 29, Mountainview Park, 28502 Seco Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 644-2948 or www.tomsrecovery.com.

Memorial Day tribute to veterans

Flag ceremonies, music, speakers, flyover by the Condor Squadron, Hart District ROTC, recognition of Veterans, and food. Visit the Memorial Wall to hear a reading of the names of fallen veterans. 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Highway, Newhall.

‘Boys Night Out’ to benefit DV Center
The annual “Boys Night Out” hosted by Councilman Bob Kellar will be held 6 p.m. Friday, June 4. $100 donation to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. Barbecue dinner, cocktails and cigars. RSVP at www.dvsantaclarita.com or call (661) 259-8175. Men only.

‘Girls Night Out’ to benefit DV Center

The inaugural “Girls Night Out” to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley will be held 6 p.m. Friday, June 4. $100 donation. Priscilla’s Salon, 27644 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite B-15, Valencia. Martini wine bar, food, dessert, entertainment and fun.  RSVP required via e-mail at: maryree@gmail.com. Ladies only.

Lou Gerhrig’s support group
The Santa Clarita Valley Lou Gehrig’s disease support group for people with ALS, their friends and families, meets 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia.  Info: Charmeine Kay at (818) 865-8067, ext. 234.

‘Care for Your Heart’ health fair

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s “Care for Your Heart” health fair offers free health screenings, valuable health care tips and information to promote heart health, including blood pressure monitoring, height and weight analysis, body-fat analysis, oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide measurement, cholesterol test, glucose test, and stroke education, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8408.

Suddenly’ at SCV Historical Society
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present “Suddenly” — a 1954 film starring Frank Sinatra and the Saugus Train Station —  8 p.m., Saturday, June 12, outdoors (weather permitting) at Heritage Junction, 24107 Newhall Ave., in Newhall from the outside of the very same train station used in the film. Tickets: $5. Also a 100th anniversary presentation of the short silent film “Ramona,” which was filmed nearby at Rancho Camulos. For more information, contact Pat Saletore, (661) 254-1275, or visit www.scvhs.org.

Fairytale weekend of ballets in SCV

The Santa Clarita Ballet Company presents “Cinderella” on Saturday, June 12, and “Snow White” on Sunday, June 13, all ages. $24 - $26. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 251-0366.

Human resources boot camp
The local chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association will conduct a human resources boot camp for professionals, managers, supervisors, and small business owners, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, Embassy Suites Valencia, $65 per individual or $50 for individuals in groups of three or more. Info: (661) 254-4010 or laura@sagestaffing.com.

Battle of the Rides at Saugus Speedway
Battle of the Rides, to benefit LETMESAIL, Inc. will be held 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Saugus Speedway in Santa Clarita. Battle of the Rides will showcase more than 200 custom cars, motorcycles and exotic street machines, which will compete for trophies in nine separate categories. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award. Live entertainment, food and  car and motorcycle accessory displays and many other interactive activities. Tickets are $10, and kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available at the gate. (Cash only) No outside food or beverage permitted. Info: www.battleoftherides.com.

Caregiver Resource Day
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will hold its annual Caregiver Resource Day and mini community health fair, keynote speaker is gerontologist Beverly Sanborn on Alzheimer’s disease. Free. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1588, ext. 138.  

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