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Posted: September 13, 2008 10:19 p.m.
Updated: November 15, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Family-to-Family Education
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for adult family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses. In the SCV the course will run 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 4-Dec. 4, 21618 Golden Triangle Road, Suite 106, Santa Clarita. Registration is required at (661) 803-9593.

Heart Link Network Meeting
The Heart Link Network is a monthly relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. This unique experience enables you to meet great women like yourself, who help one another grow their businesses and strengthen their community. Fourth Tuesday of the month , 7 to 9:30 p.m. Attendance is limited to 25 women. RSVP, e-mail or (661) 513-0662.

Support for Parents of Addicts
A support group for parents who are coping with a son or daughter's drug or alcohol addiction will meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at 27107 Tourney Road in Valencia, Conference Room #1 on the second floor. Adults only. For more information, call (661) 296-1939.

Men of Harmony Meets in Newhall
The Men of Harmony meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Newhall. Meetings held every first Tuesday evening of the month at Pizza Hut, 23430 Lyons Avenue. Info: (661) 424-9009 or visit

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Assistance League meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. The Oct. 1 meeting begins with a social at 8:30 a.m. Assistance League operates the all-volunteer Take Two Resale Shop located at 24364 Main Street in Newhall. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: (661) 255-1991.

Health Lectures for Women
On Thursdays, Sept. 4-25, from 10 to 11 a.m., Family Physician Amy Goff, staff member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, will speak on topics related to women's health. Lectures will be held at the Church on the Way, 23415 Cinema Drive. The event is free. For more information, please call (818) 847-4535.

Newcomers and Friends
Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women new to the SCV. The group offers luncheons, activities and fun. Meet for coffee on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Starbucks on Bouquet Canyon and Haskell Canyon Road. For more information, visit

CTG Youth Workshops
The Canyon Theatre Guild is accepting enrollment for fall youth workshops. The fall programs include Adventures in Theatre Daytime Workshops for homeschooled children. Act I is a beginning class that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will culminate in a performance of "The Emperor's New Clothes." Act II is an advanced class and admission is by audition. This class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with two weeks of morning performances of "Madelaine's Christmas." Act III is for children in grades 2-5 and meets Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call (661) 799-2702.

Duplicate Bridge Game
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. The games will be held at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 803-2266.

LETMESAIL Sept. Calendar
LETMESAIL, (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) for teenagers and adults with disabilities will be hosting the following September events for registered clients:
Today - 5:30-7 p.m. - SNAP Flag Football Practice at COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Sept. 20 - 8-11 a.m. - SCV River Rally, meeting at Wiley Canyon Bridge.
Sept. 20 - 7-9 p.m. - "Game Show Fun" Night at Adult Day Health Care Center; 22903 Soledad Canyon Road.
Sept. 21 - 5:30-7 p.m. - SNAP Flag Football Practice at COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Sept. 22 - 10-11 a.m. - Anchors Aweigh Nature Hike; Call LMS Office for hike location.
Sept. 24 -10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Wellness Wednesday City Services Part II at NLACRC 28470 Avenue Stanford St. 100.
Sept. 27 - Noon-2 p.m. - Street Art Festival on Main Street in Newhall; Call LMS for meeting point.
Sept. 27 - 5-7 p.m. - "Hang Loose" Bowling Night at Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Avenue, Newhall.
Sept. 28 - 5:30-7 p.m. - SNAP Flag Football Practice; COC Upper Field; 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Sept. 29 - 10-11 a.m. - Anchors Aweigh Nature Hike; Call LMS Office for hike location. RSVP required by calling Chris at LETMESAIL: (661) 702-8555 or Further info: Volunteer opportunities available.

Castaic Seniors Club Events
Sept. 19 - Jack Freech presentation on jewelry at 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 26 - Recreation Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Songwriter and Composer's Circle
Musicians meet in a positive environment to share songs every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Cuppy's Coffee & More on Sierra Highway. RSVP to

Presidential Election Forums
The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Shalom will present two presidential election forums to provide residents of the Santa Clarita Valley with information about each candidate's platforms and views. The Republican forum will be held on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Democratic forum will be held on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Forums will be held at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. For information, call (661) 713-1087.

T'ai Chi Class at Senior Center
New students will be accepted for the 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday T'ai Chi class at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, during October. All ages welcome. $2 for seniors, $4 for non-seniors. The Senior Center also offers a Saturday morning class from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for $30 per month and a Tuesday-Thursday afternoon class from 3 to 4 p.m. For information, (661) 259-9444 or

Suki Yaki Cooking Classes at Center
Japanese cooking instructor Mrs. Haru Nikaido will teach a Suki Yaki class, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Fee: $10 and class members will dine together on Suki Yaki and brown rice. Open to adults 18 and over. Reservations: (661) 259-9444, or Mrs. Nikaido, at (661) 244-7666.

Reconnecting with Your Partner
Do you remember what it felt like when you first met? Join Life Coach Liz Hodson and Life Coach Trent Blanchard as they give you the tools to reconnect with your partner. Info: Liz, (661) 255-6044 or Trent (760) 481-4445.

Democratic Party Grand Opening
All Santa Clarita Democrats are invited to the Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration on today from 4 to 6 p.m. at 23119 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Joe Bartone & Thelonius Dub will entertain.

Women Meet
The Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 Pico Canyon in Stevenson Ranch. Tony Strickland, State Senate candidate for the 19th Senate District will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (661) 299-1834 or (661) 252-4911.

Demonstration of Electronic Services
A free, live demonstration of the Social Security Administration's electronic services. Find out how to apply for benefits, get a social security card application, replace your Medicare card, get help with the prescription drug program, understand your statement or sign up or change direct deposit, all from your home computer. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Valencia Library Community Room, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Info: (661) 259-8942.

Sierra Pelona Rock Club Meeting
The Sierra Pelona Rock Club will be meeting for a show and tell on Tuesday at the clubhouse of Greenbrier Mobile Home Estates East, 21301 Soledad Canyon Road at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (661) 255-5243 or visit

SCV History Lecture Series
Every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. between Sept. 17 and Nov. 19, the SCV Historical Society will present a series of lectures by John Boston on the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. The class will be held at a different location each week. The fee for the class is $120 plus a $20 materials/location fee. For more information or to register, visit or call (661) 254-1275.

An Evening with the First Ladies
On Sept. 19, the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Walter Ostromecki will be giving a lecture titled "An Evening with America's First Ladies" at the Chatsworth Chamber of Commerce room located at the Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road, in Chatsworth. Lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. For information, call (818) 349-0878.

Trinity Classical Academy will host a night of worship music featuring Lincoln Brewster, Christian recording artist. The concert will be held on Sept. 26 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Dr. Pizza will be available for sale starting at 5 p.m. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information or for tickets, call (661) 296-2601 or visit

Hunger Defense Fund Walk-a-Thon
The Hunger Defense Fund will host a Walk-A-Thon on Sept. 20 at the K-Mart Shopping Center on the corner of Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road. Registration is at 8 a.m. There will also be a drive-by food drive. Drop off food or monetary donations. For more information, call (661) 299-9273 or visit

Jews sing the blues
Congregation Beth Shalom will be hosting a special blues event on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. at 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information, call (661) 254-2411 or visit

Blue Jean Ball
The Annual Blue Star Mothers Blue Jean Ball to benefit troops and veterans will be held Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Agua Dulce Vineyard, 9640 Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce. Dinner, dancing, 50/50 door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Denim to Diamonds. Tickets are $45 a person or 10 for $400. For more information, call Tina Perez at (661) 299-1451 or Sandy Baer (661) 251-4395.


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