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Posted: July 31, 2010 8:39 p.m.
Updated: August 1, 2010 4:30 a.m.
 

Fridays
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.
Aug. 6 — Reno Jones
Aug. 13 — Nelsen Adelard
Aug. 20 — Delgado Brothers
Aug. 27 — Michael John & the Bottom Line

Sunday
The Repertory East Playhouse will host a special, limited engagement performance of “Love Letters” with Tony Dow (“Leave it to Beaver”) and Janice Kent (“Diary of a Single Mom”). 2 p.m., Sunday. $20. 24266 Main St., Newhall. Info: (661) 288-0000 or www.repeastplayhouse.org.

Sunday
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., All Corked Up, 26340 Diamond Place, Saugus. Info: (661) 414-4465 or info@scveducationfoundation.org.

Saturday

A Night at the Rancho at Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center invites guests to take an inside glimpse of what was once a working ranch.  Wine and appetizers, behind the scenes tour, catered meal at Cedar Lodge, musical serenade and historical overview, $75. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope Gardens Family Center in Sylmar, 5:30-9:30  p.m. Info: (661) 294-6355.

Aug. 8
The American Cancer Society’s second annual Legacy of Hope gala “Imagine ... An Evening in Paris,”  5-8 p.m., Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, can-can dancers, and silent and live auctions. $100 general admission, $150 VIP. Info: (661) 299-5536 or gala.acsevents.org/imagine.

Aug. 14
Experience the “Reel West” at Silents Under the Stars, William S. Hart Park and Museum, includes a guided tour, catered buffet dinner and a screening of two Bill Hart silent films including “Hell’s Hinges,” $50, reservations required, 6 p.m., 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4584 or www.friendsofhartpark.org.
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., Paseo Club, Valencia. Info: www.singlemothersoutreach.org.

Aug. 28
Carousel Ranch’s 14th Annual Heart of the West fundraiser features a dinner auction, casino and children’s demonstration, sponsored by Princess Cruises, $85-$175, tables and sponsorships available, 6 p.m., Agua Dulce Airport, Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Info: www.carouselranch.org or www.heartofthewest.info.

California Rangers equestrian group
California Rangers, a nonprofit youth equestrian group, is looking for new members. No riding experience or horse needed. Open to boys and girls ages 9 to 17. Group rides one night weekly, 6-8 p.m., year-round. Info: (661) 645-2962.

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.

Books and Better Education group
 The Betty Ferguson Foundation book club, called B.A.B.E., share ideas and learn something new during monthly book club meetings, second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Free. For info and book selections visit www.BettyFerguson.org or call (661) 702-8712.

The Lost Patrol support group
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355,  chapter meeting/brunch  held monthly, 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.

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.

Senior Center
lectures/clinics
All lectures held 1-2 p.m., room A6, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, Ext. 138.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 — Reverse Mortgage Information for Homeowners presented by Candy Watson of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
Wednesday, Aug. 11 —   Seniors & Summertime:  Facts on Sun/Heat Exposure and Hydration presented by geriatrician Dr. Sabita.  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 — Why Americans are choosing cremation over in-ground burials, presented by Alan Benedict of Neptune Society.
Wednesday, Aug. 25 — Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: ‘What’s the Difference?’ will be presented by family practitioner Dr. Gregory Castillo of Providence Health & Services/Facey Medical Group.
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held, Activity Room 3.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 — Free hearing checks provided by Audiology Associates, 11 a.m.-noon, in Respite Office.

WorkSource workshops
Held at Santa Clarita WorkSource California office, College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road,  Suite 259, Valencia, unless location otherwise indicated. Info: (661) 799-WORK.
Tuesday, Aug. 3 — Worksource orientation, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 5 — Resume building, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 6 — Bank of America recruitment, 2-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 9 — Resume review, one on one appointment, 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 11 — Job hunter’s club, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 13 — Bank of America recruitment, 2-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 17 — Worksource orientation, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 18 — Enterprise Zone orientation, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19 — Interviewing skills, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 20 — Bank of America recruitment, 2-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 23 — Interview coaching, one-on-one appointment, 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 25 — Job hunter’s club, 2-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26 — Transferable skills, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27 — CalJobs Internet job search, 9-10:30 a.m. and Bank of America recruitment, 2-4:30 p.m.

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 to 5. Info: (661) 254-2312.

‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’
‘Grandmother’s Tea Party’ celebrates generations of women with a tea party and fashion show, a portion of proceeds benefit the Miss SCV Scholarship Program, $38 adults, $28 children 4-11, 1 p.m., today, Plaza Banquet Hall, Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: www.MissSCVPagents.com or (661) 252-3232, ext. 2.

Vacation
Bible School
Santa Clarita Baptist Church will host a free vacation bible school, 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 - Friday, Aug. 6, 27249 Luther drive, Canyon Country.

Tchicaya Missamou book signing
Tchicaya Missamou, owner of The Warrior Fitness Camp in Valencia and author of “In the Shadow of Freedom,” will be at Border’s Books, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, Town Center, for a book reading and signing. Originally from the Congo, “In the Shadow of Freedom” tells Missamou’s story, a harrowing tale of one man’s relentless quest for freedom and the American dream.

Toastmasters Specialty Club
The mission of the Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, meetings held  at 5:30 p.m., every other Tuesday, Aug. 3, 17 and 31, Specialty Labs building, 27027 Tourney Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 877-7867.

Art Walk on
Main Street
Artist’s reception for painter Olga Kaczmar, music from Manak Khamvongsa, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St. Newhall. Info: (661) 254-5267.

C.A.R.E.
Speakers Tour
Craig Duswalt, creator of the RockStar System for Success, actor Glenn Morshower, author Dr. Barbara De Angeles and entrepreneur Tom Antion will launch their national speakers tour Thursday, Aug. 5, Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Info: www.carespeakerstour.com.

Republican National Hispanic Assembly
The Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Los Angeles will host its member mixer at Mojitos Restaurant, 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, 26876 The Old Road, Valencia. Info: (661) 916-1162.

Lou Gehrig’s support group
Support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends, provided by the ALS Association of Greater Los Angeles, free, 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: (661) 254-8068.

D.E.E. Studio auditions
D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy will hold an open audition call for the upcoming fall production of “The Addams Family” musical, roles available for ages 5 through adult, Aug. 9-12. Info: (661) 254-4543 or www.deestudioproductions.com.

Free student immunization clinic
Northeast Valley Health Corporation will hold a free back-to-school immunization event, parents must be in attendance and present child’s yellow immunization record before vaccines can be administered, event will also feature child ID program (fingerprinting), health plan/insurance assistance and enrollment, and goodie bags, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, NEVHC Santa Clarita Health Center, 18533 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus, Albertson’s Shopping Center. Info: (661) 705-2034.

Calif. Assoc. for Nurse Practitioners
The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners will hold its monthly dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, Woodland Hills. Nurse practitioners, students and health care professionals welcome. Info: (818) 725-3778 or www.canpweb.org.

‘Extend the mind’ clinic offered
Presented by Dakim Brain Fitness, a cognitive training specialist will demonstrate how computerized mind games can stimulate and strengthen memory and motor skills, free, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, Pacifica Senior Living, 24305 Lyons Ave., Newhall. RSVP requested. (661) 255-3100.

Valencia Women’s Connection lunch
“It’s Summer, Let’s Entertain” is the theme of the August Valencia Women’s Connection Luncheon, guest speakers include Stacey Nivichanov from Pampered Chef and author Vivian Baniak “Money, No Small Change,” 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, $16, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Saugus. Reservations requested. Info: (661) 297-5589.

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 www.sierrahillbillies.org.

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, top-10 players receive a prize, door prizes, $125 players (21 and over) or $140 at door, guests (non-players) $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: http://www.bmcfpoker.kintera.org.

Relay for Life           Bowl-a-Thon
Three hours of bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza and soda, $25 per person, benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: www.scvrelay.org.

Single Mother’s Outreach kickoff
Santa Clarita Valley single parents are invited to enjoy a cup of tea, meet other single parents, and learn more about what’s happening this fall at Single Mother’s Outreach, 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Info: (661) 288-0117.

Mes Amies ‘Up Close and Personal’
Betty Ferguson Foundation Mes Amies women’s group will host their annual ‘Woman of Honor’ meeting with Jacquie Peterson, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17. Info: (661) 702-8712 or lauren@bettyferguson.com.

Hart Quarterback golf tournament
The Hart Quarterback Club is hosting its 25th annual Golf Tournament at Robinson Ranch Golf Course, shotgun start at noon, Saturday, Aug. 21, dinner, prizes, raffles, silent auction, all proceeds will benefit the Hart High Football Program. Info: (661) 259-9811 or www.hartindiansfootball.com.

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, Sunday, Aug. 22 - Buzz Maddoz Octet, $6 senior center members, $7 jazz club members, $10 non-members, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 254-4220.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club, meets 4 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month, Sunday, Aug. 22.  Club is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond sharing ideas and experiences.  Info: (661) 259-6437 or (661) 296-925

66th annual OLPH barbecue
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host its 66th annual barbecue with a great variety of food and desserts including rib, Italian sausage, tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs, raffles, rides for the kids, face painting, games, car show, live entertainment and more with the theme “Route 66: Coming Home to OLPH,” 6-11 p.m, Friday, Sept. 17, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19. Free and open to the public. Info: (661) 373-3734.
 
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 email harmnyz@msn.com.

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.

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