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Posted: May 27, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 27, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

Dates to Watch

Third Thursdays
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: 661-250-3787 or
www.sensesonmain.com.

Saturday, June 2
The 41st annual Boys & Girls Club of SCV Benefit Auction will be held Saturday, June 2 with doors opening at 5 p.m., 28776 The Old Road, Valencia. Live and silent auctions. Upscale cocktail party attire. The theme is Heroes Among Us - A Gala Celebration. General admission ticket for two: $25. Gala dinner seating is $85 per person. Table sponsors begin at $650. For information visit www.scvbgc.org.

A communitywide art festival showcasing the talents of local youth is slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic. The event will feature Demos, live music, games, hands-on activities and more. Free. Info: scvcharterschool.org.

The 11th annual Fight It! 5K Race including a 10K and 1K to benefit the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund will be held Saturday June 2. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome to participate.Events start at: 7:30 a.m. 1K, 8 a.m. Cost for pre-registration is $10-35 depending on race choice.The race will be held at Central Park, Cross Country Trail located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: www.fightit5k.com or email fightit5k@scvjaycees.com.

Sunday, June 3
The annual Arthritis Walk at Six Flags Magic Mountain begins with registration at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 3 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. 8 a.m. Warm Up and program followed by 9 a.m. Walk, one or three-mile options. 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Festival Zone, Kids Zone, entertainment and refreshments. For more information and to register, call Debbie Martin at: 323-954-5760, ext. 262 or 818-388-5077. Visit: www.magic
mountainarthritiswalk.org.

"Let Music Fill the Air" with the Santa Clarita Master Chorale and Children's Honor Choir 3:30 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Tickets: $26 / $20 / $14. To be held at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. For more information or tickets, visit www.scmasterchorale.org, or call 661-362-5304.
Monday, June 4
Child & Family Center's 14th annual Golf Invitational "Tee It Up Fore the Kids" 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $250 per player. Contact Chris Chegwin at 661-644-6058.

June 23-24
The 12th annual Green Valley Art Walk, a fine art and crafts fair featuring artwork from around the world, live demos, wine and cheese tasting, beer tasting, raffles, art auctions and more, will take place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at 15419 Spunky Canyon Road, Green Valley.
Line music by Black Daniels Band, New Leaf and Stephen Cull. Free. Info: 661-270-9353.

Upcoming events

Gently used
clothing needed
Wayman Cleaners is collecting gently used men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories such as purses to distribute to the homeless and low-income populations in and around the SCV. Clothes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Wayman Cleaners, 23120 Lyons Ave, Suite 15, New-hall. Info: 661-259-5857.

Low-cost spay & neuter services
AngelDogs Foundation provides low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats through its mobile clinic the first three Wednesdays of each month behind Backwoods Inn Restaurant, 17846 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Procedure includes vaccinations, microchip, pain medication and post-surgical cone. Info: 888-504-SPAY or www.angeldogsfoundation.org.

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 3:30 p.m, Mondays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: 661-298-9553 or 661-296-4977.

Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30-3 p.m., Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: 661-296-1969.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Free family nature walk and native live animal presentation, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., every Saturday. Docent-led bird walk every second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. Blooms of the Season wildflower walk every fourth Saturday, 9:30 a.m.. Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, New-hall. Info: 661-259-7721,
info@placerita.org or www.placerita.org.

Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is a nonprofit organization and the focal point for all things Corvette locally. For information on monthly meetings, visit www.scvcc.org.

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 Callender's, 27630 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Info: 818-508-9626.

Business counseling by SCORE
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) offers free resources and expertise to existing and start-up businesses in order to maximize their success, including business planning, problem analysis and more. Individual counseling sessions are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month starting at 10 a.m. Appointments preferred, but not necessary. Info: 661-964-9390, www.scorela.org.

TOPS weight loss support group
TOPS Santa Clarita Chapter, a support group for weight loss, hosts regular meetings 7-8 p.m. every Monday at South Valley Church, Room 6, 24551 Valley St., Newhall. Info: Kathy Beggane at 661-802-1511 or Jeanie Druebert at 818-353-5015.

Rancho Camulos national landmark
The early Californio lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment at this nonprofit museum. Docent-led public and group tours are offered at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday February through November and by appointment year-round. Located on Highway 126, two miles east of Piru and 10 miles west of Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita. Suggested donation: $5 for adults, $3 for children/students. Check before going for special event closures. Info: 800-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.

Veterans softball team seeks players
Want to play softball? A local team seeks active, reserve, guard, prior service and retired military to join. Info: Fred Malcomb at scvmilitarysoftball@gmail.com.

Special exhibit at Hart Museum
The William S. Hart Museum will host an exhibit featuring objects in the Natural History Museum and Hart Museum relevant to two Academy Award Best Picture nominees, "Hugo" and "The Artist," through June 3. Learn about the costumes, film props, equipment and historical artifacts used in both films. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with tours every half-hour. Free admission. William S. Hart Museum is located at 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: 661-254-4584.

SCV Koi & Water Garden Club
The Santa Clarita Valley Koi & Water Garden Club, meets 4 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month at the home and pond of members. The club is made up of people with ponds or those building a pond who want to share ideas and experiences. Info: 661-259-6437 or 661-296-9252.
Carousel Ranch calls for volunteers
Carousel Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic riding lessons to children with special needs. Volunteers must be at least 15. Responsibilities will include working in lessons and ranch chores. Lesson times are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Summer hours starting in June art: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 4-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Gail to sign up for a time and day at 661-268-8010. Carousel Ranch is located at 34289 Rocking Horse Road, Agua Dulce.

Bridges to Ability activities calendar
Bridges to Ability for teenagers and adults with disabilities will host the following events for registered clients:
May 30 Anchors Aweigh Wellness Wednesday Sports & Physical Fitness; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; NLACRC, 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Santa Clarita.
May 31 Anchors Aweigh volunteer opportunity; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Bridges office, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia.
RSVP required: Chris at Bridges to Ability Foundation at 661-702-8555 or chris@bridgestoability.org. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Spring festival at North Park School
North Park Elementary School hosts its Spring Fling festival with a surfin' safari theme 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at 23335 W. Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Inflatables, crafts, music, dancers, food and games. Game tickets cost $1, wristband is $20. Info: Nikki Baartman, nikkibaartman@att.net.

Santa Clarita Valley Blues Festival
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Festival will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Mountain View Park, 28502 Seco Canyon Road, Saugus. Free event includes a day of great blues, car show, Kids Zone, fire truck rides, U.S. Marines, art show and vendors. For information email info@scvblues.org.

Free photography workshop at Lowes
Ted Dayton will teach participants about composition, exposure and how to process images using Photoshop in this free black and white photo workshop, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Meet in the parking lot at Lowes, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia, where participants will then walk to the Santa Clara River. The workshop will conclude at City Hall. RSVP requested. Info: jbarber@santa-clarita.com.

Barbecue and salsa showdown in Castaic
Team Santa Clarita Station will compete in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Barbecue and Salsa Showdown 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Barbecue and salsa booths, a kids zone, food and drink vendors, live music, race car displays games, retail vendors, military displays, Sheriff's Department displays and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-14, free to children 6 and under, and includes a barbecue/salsa tasting card. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Southern California, 999 for Kids, Wives Behind the Badge and LASD Motorsports. Info: www.alanar.net/BBQ, BBQ@LASD.org, 661-294-6309.

Lou Gehrigs/ALS support group
Information and support for those with ALS, their families and friends, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Free. Info: 818-865-8067.

Silvery Beams at Towsley Canyon
How do animals adapt to the night shift? Explore Towsley Canyon by the light of the silvery moon. Suitable for all ages. Meet outside the front gate of Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24335 The Old Road, Newhall at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Free program, parking $7 inside park. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority. Info: 310-858-7272, ext. 131.

Manga Club meets at Barnes & Noble
The Manga Club invites everyone interested in manga, comic books written and drawn in the Japanese style, to meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the community room at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Next meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 661-254-6604.

Summerhill Soiree for Alzheimer's Assoc.
Support the Alzheimer's Association at the second annual Summerhill Soiree with wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live jazz music, complimentary valet and more, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $35 per person or $60 per couple. RSVP to Mary Dembkowski or Kim Duffy, 661-254-9933, marydembkowski@mbk.com, kimduffy@mbk.com.

Hoefflin Foundation Fellowship Program
In Support of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation Fellowship Program join in dance lessons and wine/cheese reception for a $25 donation per couple. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Cocktail attire. Foundation Fellowship Program is led by Dr. Jonathan Finlay, director of Neural Tumors Program at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. The fellowship funded by the Michael Hoefflin Foundation allows time for Dr. Finlay to pursue more clinical research, continue mentoring younger colleagues and to develop new programs around the world. RSVP to Shaunie Lebouef: at shauniel@mhf.org or 661-250-4100 . For more information, visit www.mhf.org.

‘Pride in the Lake Day' at Castaic Lake
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold Pride in the Lake Day, the second Saturday of every month (this month June 9). Meet at the boat ramp at the Castaic lagoon at 9 a.m. and pick up trash until 11 a.m., followed by free hot dogs and chips for volunteers. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Groups and school community service students who need hours welcome. Info: btracy@hartdistrict.org.

Happy Feat Running Club in the SCV
The 10k and 10 mile challenge for walkers and runners of all levels; beginner to experienced) welcome. Begins June 9, every Saturday morning, 6:30 a.m.. The 8 to 10 week program will be held at 22921 Soledad Canyon Road, next to Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail, Saugus. Info: www.happyfeatrunning.com

Twilight Garden Party with food and wine
Twilight Garden Party with progressive wine and food pairing 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at College of the Canyons Honor Grove, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $35 per person, $60 per couple. At each campus location, guests will be served food and wine paired to compliment the ambiance of the garden. Chairwoman of the Friends of the Gardens and Master Gardener Diane Benjamin and garden enthusiast Barbara Schulman will offer interesting pointers about sustainability and planting in the SCV, followed by other venues. For tickets or more information, contact Cindy Biehahn 661-362-3737 or cindy.biehahn@canyons.edu. RSVP deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 1.

Gardening Club of Santa Clarita
Love to garden and want to meet new friends? The Gardening Club of Santa Clarita hosts a general meeting the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be held Thursday, June 14. Call for location. Info: Kathy Phillips at 661-259-9845 or Diane Benjamin at 661-250-8345,
dianetheflowerlady@earthlink.net.

Artmaking workshop at Vasquez Rocks
The public is invited to work on the construction of a new public art sculpture for the new interpretive center at Vasquez Rocks, a rammed earth time capsule, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17. Bring sunhats, water, sunblock, notebook, close-toed shoes and artifacts to add to the time capsule. Registration required. Contact jenna@emanate.org or call 323-913-0915 to register and for location details.

Monthly music in Newhall's Hart park
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Hart Park will present music in the park monthly on Saturdays beginning June 16. Bring your lawn chair, blankets, dancing feet for the lush lawns of Hart Park. Entry is free to the public. William S. Hart Park, picnic grounds, 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall.
Saturday, June 16, 1-4:30 p.m., salsa, merengue, cumbias and Latin Jazz.
Saturday, July 13, 1- 4:30 p.m. Blues and Jazz
Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-4:30 p.m. Gospel, praise and inspirational
Saturday, Sept. 15, 1-4:30 p.m. Bluegrass and country.

Santa Clarita Artists' Association
Santa Clarita Artists' Association hosts a general meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Anne Hoffman demonstrates floral still life in oil. Free. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org or 661-244-7689.

Adoption information meeting for parents
Children's Bureau is seeking caring families to consider adoption and hosts an information meeting for those interested 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Community Room, 24201 Valencia Boulevard in Valencia. Free. Info: 661-272-9996, www.all4kids.org.

Autoimmune disease support
The SCV Arthritis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets 2-4 p.m., the fourth Sunday of the month (June 24) at American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce St., Newhall. This group is for individuals with any form of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. Info: www.meetup.com/SCV-ChronicPain-Support, or Jena Minassian at jmminassian@yahoo.com, 661-312-8913.

Chili cook-off, car show and poker run
Santa Clarita Elks Club will host its charity fundraiser car show, poker run and chili cook-off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Crock-Pot chili cook-off entry $10, car show entry $20 (motorcycles are welcome), poker run $15. Trophies, silent auction, live music by Soundwaves, food and more. All proceeds benefit the philanthropy programs of the Elks and Habitat for Heroes. Info: (661) 251-1500.

 

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