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Posted: June 12, 2010 11:01 p.m.
Updated: June 13, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tic-kets 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 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.

The Lost Patrol support group
Serving Vietnam era veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Simi, and Antelope Valleys, support group, 10:10 a.m. third Sunday of each month, Marie Callender’s, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 296-6699 or trooper76@earthlink.net.

Food Pantry seeks volunteer drivers
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry needs volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from local restaurants and markets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings.  Info: (661) 255-9078.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437.

Center’s hotline needs volunteers
The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer the 24-hour hotline. Provides emergency help for domestic violence related callers. Volunteers need to complete a special 40-hour training course prior to answering hotline calls. Dates for the complete 40-hour training at Haven Hills are: June 13, 16, 20, 30 and July 7, 11, 14, 18.  Volunteers 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., Wednesdays, $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:
Monday, June 15 — Cooking club, light summer salads, 6-8 p.m., Adult Day Healthcare Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus.
Saturday, June 19 — Bowling &  buddies, 5-7:30 p.m, Valencia Lanes, 237000 Lyons Ave., Newhall.
Sunday, June 20 — “Snap Kickball” practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.
Wednesday, June 23 — Wellness Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Ste. 100, 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, 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.

WorkSource workshops
Held at the Santa Clarita WorkSource California office at College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road,  Suite 259, Valencia, unless otherwise indicated. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Monday, June 14 — Resume review (one-on-one), 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15 — Enterprise Zone orientation, 2-4 p.m.
Monday, June 21 — Interview coaching (one on one), 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22 — Job Hunter’s club, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, June 24 — Transferable skills, 2-4 p.m.

Community Hiking Club
Nonprofit organization hosts local hiking excursions for the Santa Clarita Valley. Bring water and food and wear hiking boots as well as layered clothing. Rain cancels all hikes. Information: www.communityhikingclub.org.
Monday, June 14 — Flower walk, slow paced, bring camera, 8:30 - noon. RSVP to zuliebear@aol.com.
Saturday, June 19 — Island Fox nature series/Placerita hike, meet at Placerita Nature Center classroom, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 20 - Father’s Day hike, 10 miles round trip with numerous deep river crossings and boulder scrambling, bring water shoes, meet at Towsley Canyon gate by 7 a.m. sharp.

Jazz and Blues concert series
Live music featuring regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting, no admission, concerts start 7 p.m. on Fridays, through August 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
June 18 —Tom Nolan
June 25 — Lori Andrews Jazz Harp Quartet
July 2 — Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Summer with the Little Shepherd
Little Shepherd’s Nursery School is offering sign ups for Summer with the Shepherd, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 26, 24317 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, two mornings is $210 and three mornings is $305, for children 3-5. Info: (661) 254-2312.

GigMasters at Route 66
Free concert by four student bands, ranging in age from 9 to 15, 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Donations of books (no magazines or encyclopedias) accepted at location. Info: (661) 259-5397.

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.

Aid & Attendance benefit overview
A free seminar on the Aid & Attendance benefit will be presented by Veterans Advocacy Associates, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15 and 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 254-9933.

Stress management workshop
Learn powerful secrets to turn stress into a positive experience during a free 45-minute presentation, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, De Sesa Chiropractic, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Mes Amies line dancing night
The Betty Ferguson Foundation will host Mes Amies, an evening of education, entertainment, enlightenment and laughter with Mes Amies, a women’s group that meets the third Tuesday of every month. Line dancing with Marie Del Giorgio,  light refreshments. 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, 25510 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia. RSVP. Info: (661) 702-8712.

‘What’s normal, what’s not’
Topic on Alzheimer’s disease with guest speaker Jill Brink, Ph.D., 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17, Pacifica Senior Living, 25320 Via Pacifica, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 255-3100.

Republican Women Federated
Quarterly meeting, with illegal immigration activist Roger Gitlin, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 299-1834.

SFV Genealogical Society meeting
“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 appreciated). Info: (818) 349-0878.

Texas Hold ‘em tournament
Tournament to benefit College of the Canyons Women’s Volleyball team, dinner included with $50 buy-in, $25 re-buys and prizes awarded. Dinner and registration begin at 5 p.m., poker at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 21712 W. Canyon Heights Circle, Saugus. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 618-7241.

Zonta ‘Life Forward’ workshop
Women, learn how to interview without worry, from experts who will speak on how to prepare for an interview, develop answers for interview questions, and what questions to ask the interviewer, workshops includes opportunity to practice interviewing with human resources professionals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 19, Valencia Library, community room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. Info: (661) 252-9351 or lifeforward@scvzonta.org.

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 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org.

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.

Free health care class
The human genetic potential, aging gracefully, how the body works and more will be the topic during a free health care class offered by Dr. Roger De Sesa of Proactive Health Systems, dinner from Italia provided, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia. RSVP requested. Info: (661) 294-0429.

Mobile Solutions Braille van
The Mobile Solutions Braille Van will be available for the visually impaired, with the sales of assistive devices, library services registration, resources referrals and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Newcomers and Friends Coffee
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 laura@sagestaffing.com.

Yappy Hour social for people and dogs
Bree’s Pet Depot invites you and your leashed dog to Yappy Hour, refreshments for people and treats for dogs, goody bags and samples, learn about Electronic Animal Recovery System, and pet photo contest. Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, June 25 (and every fourth Friday of the month), 25832 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: brees@petdepot.net.

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 bret.wims@thrivent.com.

Old Town Newhall summer car show
Sponsored by Power Automotive Group and Valencia BMW, show will feature local car clubs and vehicles that pre-date 1972, including Model-Ts, street rods, and classics. Enjoy food from local vendors, 50/50 and raffle contests, live music by local artists, and a 1950’s style fashion contest. Entrance is free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Info: (661) 253-0730 or ootna@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Reiki classes by Joan Darlene
Reiki Level One Reiki Level Two classes 1-7 p.m., Saturday July 10 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday July 11 at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Reservation required. Info: Joan Darlene, (805) 338-7040.

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 4 p.m, Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

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