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Your Community: Sunday, June 24, 2012

Posted: June 24, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 24, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

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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. 

June 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.  Sunday, June 24, at 15419 Spunky Canyon Road, Green Valley. Line music by Black Daniels Band, New Leaf and Stephen Cull. Free. Info: 661-270-9353.

Friday, June 29
The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, hosts a Dive-In-Movie, on Friday, June 29, watch, “How to Train your Dragon.” Enjoy the movie on the big screen while you float in the pool or lounge on the deck in the “balcony section.”

Saturday, June 30
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.

June 30, July 1
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host Wild West Days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Heritage Junction, adjacent to William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Celebrity guests,  gold panning, traders, humorous Wild West Show, “shoot outs,” tours of SCV History Center and Museum and Heritage Junction. Info: www.scvoldwest.com.

Thursday, July 12
Goddess Night benefitting Single Mothers Outreach 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Raffles, mini services, angel card readings, reiki. Bring a gift card donation. Info: 661-200-0743, Kat or 661-252-0650 Balance Point Spa.

Saturday, July 14
A Texas Hold ‘Em tournament to benefit the Santa Clarita-based Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Diamond Jim’s Casino, 118 20th St. W., Rosamond. Individual entry is $125, limited to 200 spots. Cash prizes and complimentary buffet. Registration/check-in starts at 11 a.m.; register online at www.mhf.org.

Saturday, July 14
The fourth annual High Heel-a-thon to stomp out domestic and teen dating violence will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 14 in downtown Newhall. The 150-yard walk (high heels optional) will begin at Market and Main Street. Benefits Domestic Violence Center of SCV, Break the Cycle and the Valley Trauma Center. Info: www.highheelathon.org or www.sigscv.org.

Upcoming Events Ongoing
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.

Hart Park
Walk Club
Walking for Health, light exercise with optional walking paths and pedestrian trails (3K), free, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Fridays, meet at Hart Park log cabin, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: 661-702-8953.

Walking Wonders group at Rioux Park
Walking Wonders welcomes beginning, intermediate or advanced walkers, go at your own pace, 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Wednesday, Drive Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 6233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Info: 661-222-9536.

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.

Men of Harmony Chorus seeks voices
The SCV Men of Harmony Chorus meets 7:30-9:45 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley Street  Santa Clarita. The group’s specialty is singing in four-part harmony without musical accompaniment, also known as a cappella singing. All singing men in any voice range are welcome.  The 15-man group entertains for local organizations and enjoys vocalizing on a regular basis. Wouldn’t you rather sing along than sing alone?  Info: Dave Norman at 661-259-6109, www.scmenofharmony.com

Pet Assistance seeks volunteers
Pet Assistance Foundation SCV staffs a hotline providing our community low-cost resources for cat and dog spaying and neutering. As a volunteer, you will use your telephone to return hotline calls as needed, about four hours a week. We provide training. Info: 661-260-3140 or www.SCVPetAssistance.com

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.

Domestic Violence Center counseling
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita will be offering free group sessions for survivors of domestic violence 10.-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  All group sessions are free and will be held at 24509 Walnut St. Newhall, CA   91321. Info:  661-259-8175.

Happy Feat Running Club welcomes all
Walkers and runners of all levels, beginner to experienced, are welcome to join this 8- to 10-week 10k and 10-mile challenge training program. Meets every Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. beginning June 9, at Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail, 22921 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: www.happyfeatrunning.com.

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.

Mental illness support group
A support group for family members of those with serious mental illnesses is held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month, Santa Clarita Department of Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 210, Valencia. Info: 661-360-8002.

Project Return self-help group
Peer support self-help group meets weekly 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-2 p.m. Thursdays, Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, suite 200, Valencia. Info: 661-288-4800.

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.

Summer beach bus from Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Transit is offering affordable weekend bus rides to Santa Monica Beach now through Sunday, Sept. 2. Tickets are $3 for children and adults, $1.50 for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Buses depart Santa Clarita beginning at 8:40 a.m., with return trips from Santa Monica at 3:30 p.m. Visit www.santaclaritatransit.com for bus routes and schedules. Info: 661-294-1BUS (1287).

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.

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: 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, Aqua Dulce.

Volunteers needed at Senior Center
The SCV Senior Center calls for volunteers for the following tasks: Pack nutritious meals for homebound seniors, 6-10 a.m.; deliver meals to homebound seniors, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; serve meals and clean, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. One day a week is all it takes to make a difference. Info: Robin at 661-259-9444, ext. 110, or rclough@scvsc.org.

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