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Posted: July 6, 2010 2:46 p.m.
Updated: July 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Dates to Watch

Jazz and Blues Concert series with live music from regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street-party setting, no admission, concerts start 7 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 27. Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, Valencia.
July 9 — Jeff Jensen Band
July 16 — Dona Oxford
July 23 — Jim Gibson
July 30 — Lightnin’ Willie & the Poorboys
Aug. 6 — Reno Jones

July 10

Holistic Moms Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting moms with an interest in health and mindful parenting, welcomes moms from the SCV at its open house and discussion on natural birth with Renee, a midwife, 10 a.m.-noon, Santa Clarita Birth and Women’s Health Center, 25050 Peachland Ave., Ste. 170, Newhall. Info: (661) 505-0359 or

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.

July 11
SCV Emergency Winter Shelter fundraiser, featuring comedian and owner of 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

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:

July 24
“Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes” annual magic show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley with the local ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. for close-up performances, $10, 3 and under free, West Ranch High School Theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 254-2582 or

Aug. 20
One Hit Wonder 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, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, Paseo Club, Valencia. Info:

Aug. 28
Carousel Ranch’s 14th annual Heart of the West dinner auction, casino and children’s demonstration, sponsored by Princess Cruises, $85-$175, tables and sponsorships available, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, Agua Dulce Airport, Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Info: or

Upcoming Events
Single Mothers back-to-school drive

Single Mothers Outreach is seeking donations of school supplies for the parents in their program, including backpacks, crayons, calculators, three-ring binders, folders, markers, pencils, paper, notebooks and rulers, donations accepted in office or pick up can be arranged, items needed no later than Friday, July 30, 24271 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 288-0117.

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

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:, 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 for information or ordering at

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. For updated locations and times info: (818) 508-9626.

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 July 7, 11, 14 and 18.  Volunteers need to attend each of the eight training dates. Cost for 40-hour training is $250. (818) 887-7481 or

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:
Saturday, July 10 — Summer Luau Island Jam, 7-9:30 p.m, LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Sunday, July 11 — SNAP Kickball Practice, 5-6:30 p.m., LARC Ranch, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Friday, July 16 — Hang Loose Night dinner and movie, 5-9:30 p.m., call for location.
RSVP required: Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Info: Volunteer opportunities are available.

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:
Sunday, July 9 to Tueday, July 11 — Camping at McGill Campground on Mt. Pinos in Los Padres Forest. Two hikes available, 3.5 mile Cuddy Valley View hike or 15-mile, three-summit hike, Saturday, leading up to Mt. Pinos. Meet at 7 a.m., July 9, to carpool to location, bring plenty of water, lunch and snacks.
Thursday, July 15 — Condor micro trash cleanup with Alex, on Bear Divide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., e-mail for directions.
Saturday, July 17 — Santa Paula Creek Hike, moderate 10 miles through picturesque St. Thomas Aquinas College, then wooded banks, swimming holes and a 25-foot waterfall. Meet at Towsley Canyon, meet 6:50 a.m. for 7 a.m. departure.
Tuesday, July 20 — Native garden maintenance, learn about native plans, help weed and lay mulch, bring lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. E-mail for directions.

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.

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, grad es K-6. Register by June 23. Info: (661) 857-0350.

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 July 5-9 or July 12-16, $235 per session, Oak Creek Corral, 27345 Sand Canyon, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 607-5971 or

Santa Clarita  United Soccer Club
U10 girl’s team (born 8/1/00 or after) is looking to add two players to the squad before the July 31 roster deadline. Tryouts 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Central Park, field 7. Info: (661) 299-1000 or (805) 252-0633.

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. Info: (805) 338-7040.

Braille Institute seminars
Braille Institute is offering a free seminar on three Mondays, from 10 a.m.-noon, for those who are experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss.
Monday, July 12 — Welcome to Braille Institute and the Business of Life
Monday, July 19 — Staying Connected
Monday, July 26 — Getting Around Town
Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP required. Info: (323) 663-1111, ext. 1188.

SCV Escrow Association Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will hold their monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, $30 for dinner and seminar for nonmembers, speaker is Mark White from Golden Empire Mortgage on obtaining a home loan in the current market, Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 284-2900.

‘Planting a Family Tree Online’
Seminar with speaker Daniel Horowitz, genealogy and translation manager for, learn how to edit, create, and view your own family site, free, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society, Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. Info: (818) 349-0878.

Newcomers and friends
Ladies, new to the Santa Clarita Valley? Join us for Coffee Corner, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 22, RSVP for location information. Info: (661) 296-0872.

Senior driver safety program
American Assocation of Retired People driver safety program refresher class qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Registration required. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Santa Clarita swing jazz club
Hear live swing music played by various swing bands, free half hour swing lessons at 1:30 p.m., jamming musicians welcome, dancers of all ages invited, July 25 — Jimmy McConnell Big Band, Aug. 22 — Buzz Maddoz Octet, $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 nonmembers, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration and resource referrals, appointments required, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, July 29, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125.

Hockey family fun night
Join SCV Education Foundation hockey game between Lancaster JetHawks and Bakersfield Blazers, fireworks to follow game, Clear Channel Stadium, Friday, July 30, $8 per ticket, 50 percent of each ticket sale benefits foundation which purchases materials requested by local public school teachers. Info: (661) 414-4465 or

‘Last Sip of Summer’
Join the SCV Education Foundation for wine tasting, hors d’ouevres, raffles and music, proceeds help purchase project and program materials for local public school teachers, $35, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, All corked Up, 26340 Diamond Place, Saugus. Info: (661) 414-4465 or

Sheri Varela at Lunch & Learn
Sheri Varela of Sheri Baby T-shirts will be the guest speaker at the Betty Ferguson Foundation Lunch & Learn program, noon, Tuesday, Aug. 5, Valencia Industrial Center, 25510 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia. $10, including meal. RSVP required.  Info: (661) 702-8712 or
Square and round dance club
Sierra Hillbillies will host dances, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13, Rick Gittelman will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, and at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, John Reitmaier will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 298-7794 or

SCV Jaycees Texas Hold ’em tourney
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees will host the fifth annual Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund/Debbie Templeton Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker, evening includes food, drinks, professional dealers, tables, and tournament directors provided by the Dealer Dolls, top 10 players receive a prize, door prizes, $125 players (21 and over) or $140 at door, guests (nonplayers) $40, tickets include meal with beer and wine, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Info:

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 270-1961 or

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.


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