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Posted: July 20, 2008 1:08 a.m.
Updated: September 20, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

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: 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 more information regarding the series or sponsorship opportunities, call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911.

Today
Saxtravaganza

The ninth annual Saxtravaganza will be held on July 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at William S. Hart Auditorium. The free concert will feature an all-saxaphone band playing a wide variety of musical styles. For more information, call Kathleen Maxwell at (661) 291-1729 or visit www.saxtravaganza.com.

Monday
Golf Tournament

Hart High School Girls’ volleyball team is having a fundraiser golf tournament at the TPC in Valencia on July 21 starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call (661) 702-9091.

Wednesday
Stroke Awareness Meeting

A free community information meeting to help increase knowledge of what a stroke is, its treatments, and warning signs, will be held noon-1:30 p.m. on July 23 at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Greeley Education Center. Free and open to the public and all healthcare personnel; seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Reservations: (661) 253-8089.

Saturday
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.

History of the SCV Native American
The SCVHS and COC host a talk on the history of the Native Americans of the SCV on July 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.  at Mentry Hall, Room 318 on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus. Admission will be free. For more information call Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org.  

Novella Performances
On July 26 at 8 p.m., Santa Clarita residents and students of College of the Canyons will perfom a collection of solo performances at the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Tickets are $20. Half price tickets are $10 at www.lastagetix.com. Call the box office at (818) 990-2324 for more information.  “Chasing Reverie” written and performed by Sarah Oh. “It’s Manly” written and performed by Ian Loveall.

Upcoming Events
Host an Exchange Student

The Foundation for Intercultural Travel is currently matching international students, ages 15 to 18, with host families. For more information about hosting an exchange student, call Maryann at  (877) 439-7862 or visit www.fitamerica.org.

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, 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.

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 22: “Discover” Career Advisement from 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23: Networking Job Club from 9 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 24: Interviewing from 9 to 11 a.m.
Monday, July 28: Practice Interviewing from 9 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 31: Resume from 9 to 11 a.m.

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

Sierra Club Events
Sunday, July 27, 9 a.m. Elsmere Canyon:  A Wild Heritage Hike. Leaders:  Henry Schultz (284-5613), Gaylon Rodin (263-0568) Moderate 4 mi, 500’ gain in historic canyon that was recently saved from becoming a landfill and now proposed as a wilderness area. Frequent stream crossings.  Meet 9 a.m. at the south end of San Fernando Rd. in Newhall.  Take I-5 to 14 Fwy N (Antelope Valley Fwy), exit at San   Fernando Road, R (south) to park and ride area.  Bring water, lunch, lug soles and long pants.
Wednesday, Aug 13, 7 p.m. Mission Peak Moonlight Conditioning Hike. Leaders:  Gaylon Rodin (661) 263-0568, Henry Schultz (661) 284-5613, Mary Ellen Dittemore, Ken Kerner. Moderate 5 mi, 1200’ gain to view San Fernando Valley.  Meet 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.
Saturday, Aug 16, 6 p.m. Santa Clarita River Twilight Stroll. Leaders:  Dave Morrow (254-5245), Henry Schultz (284-5613). Easy 3-4 mi stroll along the Santa Clara River with discussion on the effects from development to this vital water resource and wildlife corridor.  Meet at 6 p.m. at Pavillons Shopping Center located on corner of McBean Pkwy/Magic Mountain Pkwy. in Santa Clarita (take I-5 N, exit at Valencia Blvd., turn R (east), then L (north) on McBean Pkwy.  Turn L at first stoplight past Magic Mountain Pkwy. into Pavillons Shopping Center.  Meet at far north side by River.  Bring water, flashlight and money for a refreshment stop.
Sunday, Aug 17 Annual Fundraiser Party from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Our annual blowout will be at the Schultz’s from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Donation of $20 for individual or $30 for family.  The money raised keeps us running for another year.  Pool and spa available – bring swim suit and towels.  Meet, greet and consume large quantities of everything.  Main dishes, wine, beer and cordials provided.  Call Henry at 284-5613 to reserve your spot and confirm the side dish you want to bring. 

A. A. Moonlight Dance
Santa Clarita Valley Convention of A.A. is hosting their 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.

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.

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 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 to 8:30 p.m. The topic for July 12 is scuba diving. There will also be talks about sailing, kayaking, fishing, astronomy and local history. For information call (661) 257-4050.

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.
Maternity Tours, July 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.
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 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 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 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call 661-253-8000.

Friday Night Flickers
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents classic silent comedies on Friday, Aug. 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.

REP “81 Series”

The Repertory East Playhouse continues the “81 Series” through Aug. 2.  Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 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.

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.

ALS Support Group
The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group will meet on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Valencia United Methodist Church. For more information, call Shanna Curtis at (818) 865-8067 ext. 234.

Hollywood at Hart
On Aug. 2 the William S. Hart Museum will present the first lecture in a series called “William S. Hart and the Western.” The free event will begin with a tour of the Hart Museum at 3 p.m. For reservations or for more information, call the Hart Museum at (661) 254-4584.

Performing Arts Camp
Showdown Performing Arts Theater Camp will offer a full week of theater classes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 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.

Vacation Bible School

Valencia United Methodist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School during the week of Aug. 4.  Preschoolers through 6th graders are invited to join. VBS will meet 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for the week is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child from the same family. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 255-1301.

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.

Wildlife Waystation Orientation
Wildlife Waystation offers volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, call (818) 899-5201 or visit www.WildlifeWaystation.org.

Time Management Presentation

On Aug. 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm the Family Child Care Association of the SCV will be hosting a presentation on Time Management by Liz Hodson. Liz is a radio personality on our hometown station and a life skills coach. Members are free, guests are $5 to attend.. The FDCASCV meets the second Tuesday of every month at the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon for networking and support for licensed in home child care providers and parent advocates. To get free child care referrals in our community or to rsvp to attend the workshop, please call 661-250-4238.

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.

Heart of the West Fundraiser

Carosel Ranch will be hosting their annual fundraiser, “Heart of the West” on Aug. 23. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, cleanup and at the event. Call (661) 268-8010 for more information.

Oldies & Goodies Car Show
On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 10 p.m. there will be a car show at Saugus Speedway. General admission is $10. There will be live ‘50’s bands, dancing, food, raffles, trophies and prizes. To get your application and register your classic car, truck, or motorcycle, visit www.saugusspeedway.com or call (661) 259-3886 for more information.

Theatrical Tea
Circle of Hope will be hosting their fifth annual theatrical tea on September 13 - 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and include musical theater, live performances, and a formal English tea in a garden setting.  Circle of Hope is dedicated to financially assisting individuals with breast cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley. For tickets or more information, call (661) 254-5218 or visit www.circleofhopeinc.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.

LARC Annual Fundraiser

The LARC Foundation annual fundraiser will  be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Lunch and entertainment, featuring Raymond Michael, Elvis impersonator. Tickets: $125 adults, $50 children and $325 family package includes two adult and two child tickets. Information: (661) 296-8636 ext. 219.

Evening of Inspiration
LETMESAIL is planning an “Evening of Inspiration” featuring motivational speaker Patrick Henry Hughes at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

Fillmore & Western Field Trips
Vintage trains depart at 10 a.m. on select weekdays and travel to the Fillmore Fish Hatchery. Also, in October each year, a train travels to a private pumpkin patch. For information about a unique school field trip, call Fillmore & Western Railway Co. at (805) 524-2546 or visit www.fwry.com.

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

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