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Posted: July 28, 2008 10:55 p.m.
Updated: September 28, 2008 5:02 a.m.

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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: Friday - 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.

REP "81 Series"
The Repertory East Playhouse continues the "81 Series" through Saturday. 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 or call (661) 288-0000. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street Newhall, CA. 91321

Heart of the Canyons Broadcast
Between 6:30 and 9 p.m on Friday, and onSaturday 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

Hollywood at Hart
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.

Upcoming Events
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 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 For more information visit 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.
Monday, July 28: Practice Interviewing from 9 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 31: Resume from 9 to 11 a.m.

Sierra Club Events
, 9 a.m. Elsmere Canyon: A Wild Heritage Hike. 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 Rd., R (south) to park and ride area. Bring water, lunch, lug soles and long pants. For more information, call Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613 or Gaylon Rodin (661) 263-0568.

Henry Mayo Hospital Calendar
Child and Infant CPR Class, Tuesday - 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.
Maternity Tours, Thursday - 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.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355-2083. For more information, visit or call (661) 253-8000.

Cal South Soccer Training
Velocity Sports Performance is offering a special program to all Cal South soccer players to train during August. Each participating player will attend 10 training sessions for $199. For more information, visit or call Velocity at (661) 294-4000.

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

Volleyball Clinic
Head coaches Brian Ingino and Jeff Cody, along with the Canyon Girls Volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Canyon High School. The clinic is recommended for ages 8-14 and will focus on basic technique and skills. Registration is $40. For more information, call (661) 298-7032.

ALS Support Group
The ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Support Group will meet on Saturday 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.

LETMESAIL August Activities
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following August events for registered clients:
Sunday, Aug. 3: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football, COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Monday, Aug. 4: 10-11 a.m., Morning Hike: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.
Monday, Aug. 4: 3-4 p.m., KICKS Martial Arts Self-Defense Class: KICKS Martial Arts, 28030 Seco Canyon Road.
Wednesday, Aug. 6: 10-11 a.m., Nutrition Class: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Friday, Aug. 8: 7-9 p.m., "Hang Loose" Night: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday, Aug. 9: 9-10 a.m., TaeBo Exercise Class: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or For further information, visit Volunteer opportunities are available.

Performing Arts Camp
Showdown Performing Arts Theater Camp will offer a full week of theater classes, from10 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.

Summer Food Drive
The City of Santa Clarita will host a special Summer Food drive between Aug. 4-29 at three city locations: City Hall, the Transit Maintenance Facility and the Aquatics Center. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078.

Newcomers & Friends
Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women new to the Santa Clarita Valley. Meet at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 18729 Via Princessa on Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit

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.

Time Management Presentation
On Aug. 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Skin Care Information Meeting
Infinity MedSpa in Valencia will host an informational meeting on medical treatments to reverse the effects of sun damaged skin on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Meeting will include treatment demonstrations, product give-aways and complimentary wine and appetizers. Limited availability. For reservations, call (661) 259-8100.

Hot August Nights
On 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

SCV Songwriter & Composer's Circle
Due to a fire at Rattlesnake Slims coffee house, the SCV Songwriter and Composer's Circle will be meeting at the Academy of Southeast Asian Martial Arts on Aug. 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail

Benefit Concert
The Crossroads Tavern in Lake Hughes will be hosting a free concert to benefit the SCV Food Pantry on Aug. 16 from 3 to 9 p.m. Mad Mad Marcae & his Lost Roll of Pennies Blues Band will be performing, and food will be provided. For more information, call (661) 724-0911.

Open Air Paint Out
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association will meet for a plein air paint out on Aug. 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pico Canyon County Park. For more information, e-mail Laura Wambsgans at or call (661) 259-0696.

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.

COC Computer Classes
College of the Canyons is offering a series of free one-day computer classes covering several different topics. Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 6 through Nov. 15 on the COC Valencia Campus, Towsley Hall room 105. Registration is required. For more information, call (661) 362-3300 or visit

Oldies & Goodies Car Show
On 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 or call (661) 259-3886 for more information.

Children's Dental Health Fiesta
The Foundation for Children's Dental Health is celebrating its 15th birthday by hosting a Quinceanera on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the home of Mayor Bob Kellar. The evening includes live salsa music, dancing, and food. Ticket prices are $100. Proceeds benefit children in our valley suffering from a lack of dental care. For more information, call Ericka Watson at (661) 296-8515 or Brendie Bandara at (661) 255-4923.

Safety Fair
The Vally Trauma Counseling Center will be hosting a Children's Safety Fair on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center. For more information, contact Jae Farkas at or at (818) 756-5335.

Theatrical Tea
Circle of Hope will be hosting their fifth annual theatrical tea on Sept. 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


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