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Posted: August 9, 2008 5:11 p.m.
Updated: October 11, 2008 5:02 a.m.
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 - 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.

Time Management Presentation
On Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Family Child Care Association of the SCV will host 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.

Computer Club Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club will be meeting at the SCV Senior Center on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The session will feature an encore presentation by Stephen K. Peeples, The Signal's online editor. Arnie Kazdoy will also demonstrate a few Adobe Photoshop Elements tips and tricks. Admission is free and all are invited. For more information, visit

Senior Center Movie
The SCV Senior Center will show "The Bucket List," starring Jack Lemmon and Morgan Freeman, on Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. Donation, $1, popcorn, 25 cents, free parking. All ages welcome. For more information, call (661) 259-9444.

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 Thursday 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.

Painted Turtle Camp Benefit

On Saturday, 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

Benefit Concert
The Crossroads Tavern in Lake Hughes will be hosting a free concert to benefit the SCV Food Pantry on Saturday 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.

Assistance League Back to School
The Assistance League of Santa Clarita is featuring "Back to School" shopping through Aug. 30 at their Take Two Resale shop. Proceeds benefit various philanthropic programs, including Operation School Bell. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Donations are always welcome. Take Two Resale shop is located at 24364 Main St. in downtown Newhall. For more information, visit or call (661) 255-1991.

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:
Today: 1-4:30 p.m., Pool Party and Barbecue: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.
Today: 5:30-7 p.m., SNAP Flag Football: COC Upper Field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Monday: 10-11 a.m., Morning Hike: call LMS office at (661) 702-8555 for location.
Monday: 3-4 p.m., KICKS Martial Arts Self-Defense Class: KICKS Martial Arts, 28030 Seco Canyon Road.
Tuesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dance Class/Line Dancing: Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Saturday: 7-9 p.m., Bingo Night "Fun in the Sun": Adult Day Health Care Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.

Summer Food Drive
The City of Santa Clarita will host a special Summer Food Drive through Aug. 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.

Shopping for the Boys & Girls Club
Customers shopping at the Santa Clarita JCPenney through Aug. 17 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 the foundation at (661) 254-3063.

Sierra Club Events
Wednesday, 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, 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.

Real Estate Club Meeting
The Investing in Real Estate Clubs will be meeting at Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill in Valencia on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Admission, including dinner, is $29. Speakers at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (877) 285-8669 or visit

Velocity Sports Powerlifiting Meet
Velocity Sports Performance will host a powerlifting meet on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free to all spectators. There will be a BBQ following the competition for a nominal charge. For more information, call (661) 294-4000.

Gymnastics Competitive Meet
Gymnastics Unlimited will hold its first competitive meet for girls at their new location in the Rye Canyon Business Park on Saturday. For more information, call (661) 257-2GYM.

SCV Songwriter & Composer's Circle
The SCV Songwriter and Composer's Circle will be meeting at the Academy of Southeast Asian Martial Arts on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail

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.

Democratic Alliance for Action
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action will meet on Aug. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza on Lyons Avenue to watch Obama's Convention acceptance and learn about Novermber's election. All Democrats are welcome. For more information call (661) 877-2775.

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.

Senior Club Events
Sept. 5 - Denny's at 9 a.m.
Sept. 12 - Grandparent's Day celebration from 6 to 10 p.m in the community room at the Castaic Sports Complex. RSVP to (661) 775-8865.
Sept. 19 - Jack Freech presentation on jewelry at 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 26 - Recreation Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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 ‘50s 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.

Heads Up Therapy with Horses
Heads Up Therapy with horses for disabled children will be holding a volunteer training class on Sept. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To sign up or for more information, call (661) 298-2687.

Hart Cheer Spirit Day
Hart High School will host a cheer clinic in the gym on Sept. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open to ages 5-12. $40 registration before Aug. 20. Forms available at For more information, call (661) 259-7575.

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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