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Posted: July 16, 2008 1:55 a.m.
Updated: September 16, 2008 5:03 a.m.
 

Dates to Watch
Ongoing
Lexus Jazz and Blues Series

The sounds of live jazz and blues bands once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia during the 10th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. Hours for the concerts will be 7 - 9:30 p.m. and they will take place on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt Valencia. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed. Admission is free. The concert line-up includes: Friday — Doña Oxford; July 25 — Louie Cruz Beltran; Aug. 1 — Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys, Aug. 8 — Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet, Aug. 15 — Tom Nolan Band, Aug. 22 — Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Aug. 29 — The Delgado Brothers, Sept. 5 — Michael John & the Bottom Line. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911.

Wednesday
Mission Peak Moonlight Hike

Moderate 5 mi, 1200’ gain to view San Fernando Valley.  Meet 7 p.m. at trail head (take 405 Fwy to 118 Fwy W, exit Balboa N, 2 mi to Sesnon, W 1 mi to Neon Way, R to end of street).  Bring water, lug soles and flashlight. Leaders:  Gaylon Rodin (661) 263-0568, Henry Schultz (661) 284-5613, Mary Ellen Dittemore, Ken Kerner.

Saturday
Roshambo Tournament
Join hundreds of people at the Santa Clarita Activities Center 5 p.m. Saturday in the largest Roshambo (rock, paper and scissors) Tournament ever held in the Santa Clarita Valley — to benefit the youth programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. Prizes, food. Dress up for this wacky event. For more information call (661) 253-3593 or visit www.theroshambo.com.

SCValley Mommies Boutique
SCValleyMommies.com presents a “Holiday in July” Boutique & Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 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.


Velocity Sports Performance Base Running Clinic
Velocity Sports Performance Base Running Clinic. Come learn effective running mechanics for faster home to first, rounding bases efficiently, leading off and stealing.  The clinic will be held on  10 a.m.-noon at Velocity Sports Performance’s 27,000 sq ft. indoor training facility at 25461 Rye Canyon Road, Valencia.  Cost $25/player.  Open to ages 8-18.  Space is limited, to register  (661) 294-4000.  For  information  www.velocitysp.com/scv.

Sunday
Saxtravaganza 2008

Saxtravaganza 2008 will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at  William S. Hart Auditorium,  24825 Newhall Ave. Newhall. The public is invited to a free concert  featuring an all-saxophone band, under the direction of Kathleen Maxwell. A variety of musical styles will be featured on this year’s program, including the Pachabel Canon and Gigue, Beethoven’s Rondino and 2 short works by Bach. Also, Rossini’s Overture from “William Tell” and the beautiful “Agnus Dei from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite, no.2.

Upcoming Events
Seniors Club Events

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. to noon.
July 25 — Pizza Day (Dominos) at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex from 10 a.m. to noon.

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:
Saturday, July 19, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Luau and Dance, LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road.
Monday, July 21; 10 - 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, Aug. 1,  9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Summer Splash Day Camp, LETMESAIL Center, 28304 Constellation Road.
Monday, July 28, 10 - 11 a.m., Towsley Canyon Hike, I-5 Exit at Calgrove.
Monday, July 28, 6 - 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.
The Grief Program of Santa Clarita
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 at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. For more information call (661) 733-0692

Community Fundraiser
The Girl’s Varsity basketball team at Golden Valley is holding a community fundraiser on Friday.  A bus will go to the “Family Feud”  game show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup and drop off will be at Golden Valley High in front of the gym. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  Anyone over 15 is welcome to participate. Dress appropriately for a TV show. Lunch will not be provided.  All money raised will go to the Golden Valley Girl’s Basketball team. For more information, contact Girl’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach James Wilson at (661) 204-1896.

REP ‘81 Series’ is ‘HurlyBurly’
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue the highly anticipated “81 Series” with the critically acclaimed drama, HurlyBurly by David Rabe.  Open through Aug. 2. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 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
 
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 information or to RSVP, e-mail Manak at scvsongwriters@yahoo.com.

Whitney Canyon Wild Heritage Hike
Saturday, July 19, 8 a.m. Whitney Canyon Park:  a Wild Heritage Hike.  Moderate 4 mi, 600’ gain in new park along N slope of San Gabriel Mtns.  Very neat bubbling sulfur spring, and if we’re lucky, waterfalls at the end.  Meet 8 a.m. south end of San Fernando Road in Santa Clarita.  From San Fernando/Los Angeles, take I-5 N to CA-14 N (Antelope Valley Fwy), exit San Fernando Road, go R (south) to rideshare parking area.  Bring water, snack, lugsoles.  Leaders:  Henry Schultz (661) 284-5613,  Nina Riga (661) 297-4079.
 
Golf Tournament
Hart High School Girls’ volleyball team is having a fundraiser golf tournament at the TPC in Valencia on Monday, July 21 starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information,  call (661) 702-9091.

Children’s Bureau Opportunities
The Children’s Bureau is holding a parent information meeting for those interested in foster parenting or adoption on Thursday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  For information, call (661) 272-9996 or visit www.all4kids.org.

Citrus ClassicBalloon 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.

History of Native Americans of SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present the History of Native Americans of the SCV 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, Mentry Hall, Room 318, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Mentry Hall, Room 318Valencia. Free. Dr. John Johnson, Curator of Anthropology  at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and an expert on SCV’s native Americans will discuss the Tataviam and neighboring native Americans. Visitors to the lecture should park in the South Parking lot along Rockwell Canyon Road, then proceed to Mentry Hall. For a map of the campus, go to www.canyons.edu/offices/PIO/keyinfo/CampusMap.asp. The general public is welcome. Admission will be free. For more information on this and other upcoming programs from the SCVHS, call Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at (661) 254-1275. www.scvhs.org

A. A. Fifth Annual Moonlight Dance
Santa Clarita Valley Convention of A.A. is hosting the fifth Annual Enchanting Moonlight Dance on Saturday, July 26 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.

Henry Mayo Hospital Calendar
First Weeks Breastfeeding Support Group - Support group meets each Thursday from 9:30 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.
by calling (661) 253-8888.
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 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Greeley Education Center.  Cost: $35.  To register, call (661) 253-8607.

Friday Night Flickers
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents classic silent comedies on Friday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Donation $5. Information: Pat Saletore (661) 254-1275. or visit www.scvhs.org.

Heart of the Canyons Broadcast
On Aug. 1, between 6:30 and 9 p.m., and on Aug. 2, between 8:30 a.m. and noon, 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 Junior 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.

Shopping for the 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.

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. Sept. 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.

Boys and Girls Club Offers Free  Performing Arts Camp Aug. 4-8
Showdown Performing Arts Theater Camp will offer a full week of theater classes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4-8 at the Sierra Vista Branch of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club on the campus of Sierra Vista Junior High School, 19425 Stillmore, Canyon Country. Free to members of the SCV Boys and Girls Club ages 12-18. Membership in Club is $24 a year. At the end of the  Camp a performance of “A Voice of Our Own,” written by teens, will be held. To sign up for the Club or for information on the theater camp call (661) 251-6017. For information about Showdown Performing Arts call (661) 799-0758.

 

 

 

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