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Your Community: Wednesday, August 15

Posted: August 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 15, 2012 2:00 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.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Circle of Hope’s 11th Annual Vine 2 Wine Classic, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at city of Santa Clarita’s Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Cost: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Experience an elegant evening featuring more than 100 vintners, wines and champagnes, Beer Garden of Hope, foods, a raffle of rare and desirable wines and silent auction. Call 661-254-5218 or email Info@CircleofHopeInc.org.

Thursday, Aug. 23
One August Night, a wine tasting of the fine wines from Talley Vineyards, will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV. Tickets: $75 in advance; $90 at the door. Lmited seating. RSVP by Aug. 20. 661-254-3063 or online at www.scvbgc.org.

Saturday, Aug. 25
Carousel Ranch’s 16th Annual Dinner, Auction & Children’s Demonstration will be held Saturday, Aug. 25. Cost is $85 General Seating / $175 VIP Seating. Event benefits the therapeutic riding ranch for physically and mentally challenged children. Auction items, live and silent being sought. For information contact Denise Tomey 661-268-8010 or dtomey2777@aol.com.

Saturday, Sept. 8
A Night at the Coconut Grove honoring SCV Women and Men of Honor. This event will honor state Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Santa Clarita Valley fashion icon Margo.  6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, Town Center Drive, Valencia. Proceeds benefit SCV nonprofits. Information contact: SCVwomenandmenofhonor@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, Sept. 15
Michael Hoefflin Foundation’s Evening Under the Stars gala dinner and charity auction returns 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Mann Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Road, Valencia. Catering by Salt Creek Grill, live entertainment featuring Journey tribute band DSB. For tickets and more information, visit www.mhf.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Moonlight at the Ranch VI: Creatures of the Night, a  fundraiser to support the Santa Paula Police & Fire Foundation and Chamber of Commerce will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.Honorary Co-Chairs: Bela Lugosi (Count Dracula) and Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) represented by special guests: Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff. The costume-friendly event will be held at historic Limoneira Ranch on Cummings Road, in Santa Paula. More than 40 regional restaurants will offer tastings, dancing and entertainment. Tickets are $60 each. Visit www.moonlightattheranch.com.

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 at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon, Saugus. 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.

Manga Club meets at Barnes and Noble
The Manga Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Hosted by Cassie. Info: 661-254-5903.

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.

‘Primp Your Pit’ spay or neuter
To help reduce the number of homeless dogs, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) will spay or neuter Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes for $20 while funding lasts. Also included is a nail trim. Make an appointment by calling 323-730-5303.

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.

Upcoming Events By Date

Concerts in the Park in Saugus
The city of Santa Clarita presents a summer of free concerts at 7 p.m. on Saturdays, July 7 through Aug. 25, at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Aug. 18 Bandidos De Amor (Latin jazz)
Aug. 25 Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute)
Info: arts.santa-clarita.com, 661-250-3787.

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.
Sept. 15 1-4:30 p.m. Bluegrass and country

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ at CTG
Canyon Theatre Guild presents jukebox musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 31 at the Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse, 24242 Main St., Newhall. Tickets cost $15-17. Info: Box office at 661-799-2702, www.canyontheatre.org.

SFV Genealogical Society meeting
“Elusive Genealogy Sources” will be the topic of speaker Gena Philabert Ortega, at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society meeing 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the meeting room at the Chatsworth Train Station,10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth. What other sources can provide you with information besides the census, vital records and online databases? Learn about sources that can help bring your ancestor alive. Visitors are welcome. Our programs are free, but donations are appreciated. Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casfvgs/index.html) or call John Lindsay 818-349-0878.

USC Alumni Club of SCV Open House
The USC Alumni Club of Santa Clarita invites all alumni, students, parents, friends or affinity of USC to participate in its free open house 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Gameday Grille and Sports Bar, 27430 The Old Road, Valencia. Learn about upcoming 2012 football game viewing events, volunteer community opportunities and more. The Alumni Club builds professional relationships among alumni, friends and the community, and provides scholarships to local students attending USC. RSVP to uscscvalumni@gmail.com by Aug. 12. Info: 661-313-4478, 310-251-1358, www.facebook.com/25388064038.

Santa Clarita Artists’ Association
Santa Clarita Artists’ Association hosts a general meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Barnes and Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Iris Carignan demonstrates pastel painting. Free. Info: www.santaclaritaartists.org or 661-244-7689.

SCV Republican Women Federated
Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated monthly meeting 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at The Paseo Club, 27640 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Speaker: Sonja Eddings Brown, President of “The Kitchen Cabinet,” a web-based organization that is uniting economically-conservative women across the country. RSVP requested – beccakeating@hotmail.com or call 1-800-799-2721. Visit http://tiny.cc/Facebook-SCRWF for additional details.

Autoimmune disease support group
The SCV Arthritis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at The Boys & Girl’s Club of Santa Clarita Valley, 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321. This group is for individuals with any form of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. Support group meetings will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month. Info: www.meetup.com/SCV-ChronicPain-Support, Jmminassian@yahoo.com, 661-312-8913.

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