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Posted: June 9, 2010 4:30 a.m.
Updated: June 9, 2010 4:30 a.m.

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

The Brittany Foundation no-kill dog rescue will be the special guest during “The Karate Kid” premiere at Edwards Theatre in Town Center Valencia, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 24435 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Meet adoptable dogs and enter to win a family four pass of movie tickets. Info: (661) 260-2960.

 The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present “Suddenly” — a 1954 film starring Frank Sinatra and the Saugus Train Station —  8 p.m., 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

June 13
Barbecue lunch, pony rides, stick barrel races, petting zoo, roping area, horse drawn carriage rides, music, face painting, silent auction and more in support of United We Ride and Heads Up Therapy, free entrance, $5 parking, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whitney Canyon, located east of the 14 freeway at the Newhall Ave. exit park and ride. Info:

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.

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

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. 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

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:
Sunday, June 6 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Monday, June 7 — Hike day, 10 a.m., meet at Rice Canyon Trail.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: 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, June 9 — “Allergies & Summer” presented by Dr. Ronald Schwartz of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, June 16 — “Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” presented by Alzheimer’s Association early stage clinical manager Natalie Buriel.
Every Wednesday — From noon- 1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held in Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, June 9 — Free glucose (blood sugar) testing by registered dietitian Lori Robinson. Please refrain from eating within three hours of test.

Cardiovascular disease lecture
Providence Tarzana Medical Center will host a free community lecture in Calabasas with speaker Ben Simon, M.D., who will focus on preventing heart disease, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 3, Agoura-Calabasas Community Center, Calabasas Room, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. RSVP requested. Info: (888) 432-5464.

Lou Gehrig’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 x234.

Golden Valley High Band fundraiser
McDonalds in the Golden valley Ranch Shopping Center will host the Golden Valley High School ‘Grizzly’ Marching Band as they kick-off their pre-summer band camp, 6 p.m., Friday, June 4, 19401 Golden Valley Road. McDonalds will make a donation to the instrumental program at the school.

Saugus MOMS Club fundraiser
The MOMS Club of Saugus will host a fundraising boutique and family resource fair with a variety of products, including Arbonne, Avon, Discovery Toys, Dove Chocolates, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Tupperware and more, 8-11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, Albertsons parking lot, corner of Haskell and Bouquet Canyons. Info: (661) 263-0300.

First Presbyterian 119th anniversary

First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will celebrate 119 years of continuous service to the Santa Clarita Valley with a church wide pot luck lunch and games, free, noon, Sunday, June 6, 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 877-6331.

‘Songs for a Thirsty Soul’
Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents tunes from “Showboat” and Broadway favorites such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Moon River,” plus two short summer classics from Mozart and Monteverdi. 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 6, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Info: or (661) 254-8886.

Summer with the Shepherd
Little Shepherd’s Nursery School is offering sign ups for Summer with the Shepherd, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning on Tuesday, August 3 through Thursday, August 26,24317 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, cost for two mornings is $210 and three mornings is $305, for children three-five. Info: (661) 254-2312.

SCV Escrow Assoc. dinner
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold their monthly dinner meeting, featuring an educational panel of Escrow officers, 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. $30 non-members. Info: Christina at (661) 284-2900.

Intl. Brotherhood of Magicians
The SCV chapter of International Brotherhood of Magicians meets for “Magic with Threads, Magnets & Mirrors,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 10, SCV Boys & Girls Club, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Magicials of all ages/skill levels welcome to attend. Info:

Tea for You luncheon
“Tea Lady” Nan Taylor will be featured, along with special music presentation and inspirational speaker Sandie Rogers, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 10, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 24043 Rotunda Road, Valencia. $16. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 297-5589.

Elane Geller Holocaust survivor
Elane Geller, a Holocaust survivor and volunteer at the Museum of Tolerance, will speak about her experiences, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 10, Barnes and Noble Valencia, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free, mature content, use discretion if bringing children. Info: (661) 254-5903.

‘Care for Your Heart’ health fair
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s “Care for Your Heart” health fair offers free health screenings, valuable healthcare 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.

Saugus MOMS Club open house
The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all stay-at-home moms who live in Saugus to join them at Central Park, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 11. Information about the group will be available and moms on hand to answer any questions. Water, juice and snacks will be provided. Info:

AARP Driver Safety program
Class qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance credit, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 12, $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Registration required. Info: (661) 259-9444.

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.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club Picnic
Annual picnic at Valencia Meadows, bring a potluck dish to share, White Elephant auction begins after the meal, bring your rocks, junk and loveables for the fundraiser, noon, Saturday, June 12. Info:

Wine in the Pines
Premium wines from the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, microbrewery beers and ales, gourmet food, live music, art show, wine-related art and auction, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 12, Pine Mountain Club Village, 20 minutes west of Interstate 5 at Frazier Park Mountain Road exit. Info:

An evening with Doyle Dukes
Keyboard Galleria Music Center proudly presents an evening with Doyle Dukes, recording artist, $10, 7 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 21515 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 259-5397.

GigMasters at Route 66
Free rock concert by four local student bands, ranging in age from 9 to 15, 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 259-5397.

SCAA watercolor
demonstration Award-winning watercolorist David Deyell will do a demonstration and raffle it off at the end of the next Santa Clarita Artists Association meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, June 21, Westfield Town Center Community Room, between JC Penney and food court, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info:

Republican Women Federated
Monthly meeting with special program, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Info: (661) 299-1834.

SFV Genealogical Society

“My Ancestor: An Andersonville Casualty” will be the topic of speaker Carole Morton at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 18, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Free (donations appreciared). Info: (818) 349-0878.

Story of the Twenty Mule Team
Documentary filmmaker Ted Faye will present the story of The Twenty Mule team, which hauled loads of borax from Death Valley to Mojave, using photographs, clips from his films and objects and artifacts from his collection, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 254-1275.

Newcomers and Friends
Ladies, new to the SCV? Newcomers and Friends “Coffee Corner” meets 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 24, RSVP for location. Info: (661) 296-0872.

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

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. Showcase for more than 200 custom cars, motorcycles and exotic street machines, which will compete for trophies in nine separate categories. Live entertainment, food and  car and motorcycle accessory displays. Tickets are $10, and kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available at the gate. (CASH ONLY) No outside food or beverage permitted. Info:

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.  Additional speakers include Judith Harris, M.F.T., on “The Oy & Joy of Caregiving” and certified senior care advisor Myles McNamara of Comfort Keepers In-Home Care. Free. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1588.    

FocusOn college-funding workshop
Free educational workshop on steps to take now to help afford a secondary education for your child. Speaker Laura Boismenue from California Lutheran University, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 27, Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Road Valencia. refreshments served and childcare provided, register by June 23. Info: (661) 287-1400 or

Radio Hams public emergency demo
Santa Clarita ham radio operators will show off their emergency capabilities, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Castaic Lake Water Conservatory, above Central Park, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road., Saugus. Info: (661) 296-2339.
Benefit concert for Smith family
Blessed Kateri Catholic church presents a concert by friends and colleagues to honor and benefit Jo Ann and Kirk Smith, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. No admission; donations greatly appreciated. Info: (661) 255-9981 or (661) 297-2130.

Story of the Twenty Mule Team

Documentary filmmaker Ted Faye will present the story of The Twenty Mule team, which hauled loads of borax from Death Valley to Mojave, using photographs, clips from his films, and objects and artifacts from his collection, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Free. Info: (661) 254-1275.


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