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Posted: July 3, 2010 9:23 p.m.
Updated: July 3, 2010 9:23 p.m.
 

July 10
Holistic Moms Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting moms with an interest in health and mindful parenting, holds monthly  meetings on a variety of topics and welcomes moms from Santa Clarita and surrounding areas at its open house and discussion on natural birth with Renee the midwife, 10 a.m.-noon, Santa Clarita Birth and Women’s Health Center, 25050 Pachland Ave., Ste. 170, Newhall. Info: (661) 505-0359 or scvhmn@gmail.com.|

July 11
Have some laughs and help the homeless at a comedy night fundraiser for the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter featuring comedian and owner of Valencia’s JRs Comedy Club Randy Lubas, 4 p.m., Blessed Kateri Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus. $12. Silent auction held at 3 p.m. Info: (661) 607-5418 or www.santaclaritashelter.com.

July 18
Annual Saxtravaganza concert, featuring an all-saxophone ensemble under the direction of Kathleen Maxwell with a variety of musical styles including marches, rags, movie themes and Latin jazz, free, 7 p.m., William S. Hart Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: www.saxtravaganza.com..

Upcoming events
Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
The Sunrise Rotary Club offers $15 discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor for use 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.

Christmas in July at Take Two
Get a jump on the holiday season by shopping at Take Two Resale, benefits the Assistance League of Santa Clarita and its Operation School Bell program, providing school clothing and items for children in Santa Clarita. Donations always welcome. 24364 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1991 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org.

Sports Club meeting
California’s Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets 7 p.m., 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
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355 holds their chapter meeting/brunch once a month, usually at 10 a.m., third Sunday of every month, at Marie Callenders, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (818) 508-9626 for updated locations and times.

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 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:
Wednesday, June 23 — Wellness Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NLACRC, 28470 Ave. Stanford, Ste. 100, Valencia.
Thursday, June 24 — Volunteer mailing project, 9- 11 a.m., LMS Office.
Friday, June 25 — “Grease” singalong, 5:30- 11 p.m., Hollywood Bowl.
RSVP required: Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or letmesail1@sbcglobal.net. Info:  www.letmesail.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

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.
Thursday, June 24 — Transferable skills, 2-4 p.m.

Community Hiking Club
Nonprofit organization hosts local hiking excursions. Bring water and food, and wear hiking boots as well as layered clothing. Rain cancels all hikes. Information: www.communityhikingclub.org.
Wednesday, June 23 — Board strength finder board training classes, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, June 25 — Boys and Girls Club hike in Placerita Canyon, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, June 26 — Cold Creek Preserve, moderate six mile hike with 1,000’ elevation gain. Bring sunblock. Meet at Towsley Canyon by 7:45 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 Friday, August 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
June 25 — Lori Andrews Jazz Harp Quartet
July 2 — Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
July 9 — Jeff Jensen Band
July 16 — Dona Oxford
July 23 — Jim Gibson

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.

OLPH bible summer camp
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will hold a vacation bible summer camp, with a theme of “High Seas Expedition,” 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, July 6 - Saturday, July 11, $50, includes games, crafts, skits, and snacks, grades K-6. Register by June 23. Info: (661) 857-0350.

Viva La France at Vino 100
Explore French wines as presented by Bernard Louberssac, wine specialist and chef in French cuisine, artisan cheeses will be served, $20, RSVP required, 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, June 24, Vino 100, 28812 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 294-6886.

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.

Community health fair
Free health screenings including balance, blood pressure, body mass index, carotid artery and stroke risk assessment, cholesterol, glucose, hearing, nerve/spin, oreal health, and vision for adults 18 and over. Information, door prizes, and giveaways. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 26, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 255-1588.

Reboot’ by Control Entertainment
Club event featuring resident DJ Elite, Dope Limo, Ralf Dominic Anton Black, Niklas Enve and No Face, 21 and over, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 26, The Plaza, 23710 Lyons Ave., Newhall. $15. Info: www.controlent.com.

FocusOn college funding workshop
Free educational workshop, steps to 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 featured local car clubs and vehicles pre-dating 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., Sunday, June 27, 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.

Afternoon summer horse camp
Learn about horse safety, tacking, riding fundamentals, create crafts, play on water slide and make new friends, for ages 5 - 16, sessions are June 28-July 2, July 5-9, or July 12-16, $235 per session, Oak Creek Corral, 27345 Sand Canyon, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 607-5971 or www.countrycritters.biz.

Sespe Creek car show and festival
More than 300 classic cars on display, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, car-related vendors, food, Fillmore & Western Railway train rides, live music by House Arrest and dancing, with a fireworks finale, 9 a.m.-evening, downtown Fillmore. Info: www.fwry.com.

Holistic Moms Network open house
Nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting moms with an interest in health and mindful parenting holds monthly  meetings on a variety of topics including organic food, breastfeeding, massage therapy and positive discipline welcomes moms from Santa Clarita and surrounding at its open house and discussion on natural birth with Renee the midwife, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 10, Santa Clarita Birth and Women’s Health Center, 25050 Pachland Ave., Ste. 170, Newhall. Info: (661) 505-0359 or scvhmn@gmail.com.

Reiki classes by Joan Darlene
Reiki Level One and 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: Joan Darlene, (805) 338-7040.

One Hit Wonder Dance for SMO
Dance fundraiser to benefit Single Mothers Outreach, featuring 80s music and costume contest, appetizers, raffle prizes, retro drink specials, $35 per person, $60 per couple, 7:30 p.m -11:30 p.m., Friday, August 20, Paseo Club, Valencia. Info: www.singlemothersoutreach.org.

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, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

Hart Park Walk Club
“Walking for Health,” under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, Laurie Bevington, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, meet at Hart Park log cabin, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 702-8953.

Country music and dancing
Country dance party with DJ, line dancing, couples dances, and dinner on the first Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays of each month, $6 with dinner, American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-7507.

Project Return peer group support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, #200, Valencia. Info: (661) 600-4689.

LeTip Business Referral Group
Network with other local professionals, 7-8:30 a.m., every Thursday, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 295-9616.

Postpartum Passages group
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitated by trained specialists, 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. $10 per person. Info: (661) 200-BABY.

Special education services in SCV
The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) serves Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart Union High School District to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities from birth to age 22. Info: (661) 294-5398.

‘Newhallywood on Location’
Taught by E.J. Stephens, “Newhallywood  on  Location: History of Film/TV in the SCV” will highlight the hundreds of television and film locations featured since the earliest days of cinema, four class series, $50, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Classes will be held at various locations. Info: (661) 254-1275.

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