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Posted: September 5, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

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, 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:
SCVwomenandmenofhonor@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Comfort Keepers In-Home Care is joining forces with the American Red Cross to host the Give Life Blood Drive 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. To schedule your donation, call Diane Blair at (661) 287-4200. Space is limited.

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. Info: 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. For information visit www.moonlightattheranch.com.

Saturday, Oct. 6
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hosts its annual Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off with games, food and live music 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Admission is $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 7-14, free for children 6 and under. Proceeds benefit the Santa Clarita Special Olympics. Info: 661-294-6309 or chilicookoff@lasd.org.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley hosts the ninth annual fundraiser:  “Bras for a Cause 2012 – Salutes Our Hometown Heroes” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Oaks Grille, at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on beautifully decorated hand-made lingerie art and other silent auction items. Buffet lunch. Tickets: $65. Bra sponsors sought. Info: Patti Golding, 661-295-5786; 661-212-4338 or pattigo@hughes.net or Kaye Cruger, 661-200-1190 x31902; 661-263-1935 or crugerck@henrymayo.com.

Sunday, Oct. 21
“Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds” at the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s fifth annual The Wine Affair. The event will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Valencia Town Center. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 one week prior to the event. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.  Tickets are available online at www.thewineaffair.org, or may be purchased by sending a check to SIGSCV, Attention: The Wine Affair, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1350.

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

Friends of the Library end-of-summer sale
The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host an End-Of-Summer Book Sale in September at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 22704 W. 9th Street, Newhall.  
Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m.:  Friends of the Library members only, membership available at the door; Friday, Sept. 7, from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.:  Santa Clarita Educators Day, a special time for educators to shop exclusively; Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Open to the public; Sunday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Open to the public; Monday, Sept. 10, 1-7 p.m.:  $5 bag sale. Fill a book bag with any books and the books and the bag are yours for only $5.   
Info: friends@santaclaritalibrary.com or visit www.santaclaritalibrary.com.

Hart High School Cheer Spirit Day
 The award winning Hart High School Cheerleaders will host their annual Spirit Day event 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Hart High School 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall, in the large gym. Treat your aspiring cheerleader ages 5-12 to a day of learning the fundamentals of cheerleading. Cost: $40 which includes a commemorative T-shirt, photo, cheer souvenir and pizza lunch.  Registration forms at http://www.harths.org/ under Performing Arts/ Cheerleading Upcoming Events.  Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event with registration starting at 10:30 a.m.  Info: (661) 645-2438.

‘Pride in the Lake Day’ at Castaic Lake
The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a “Pride in the Lake Day” the second Saturday of every month (this month Sept. 8). 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.

Sierra Hillbillies 45th anniversary dance
The Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will celebrate the 45th Anniversary Dance 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Charlie Robertson will call squares and Cindy Mower will cue rounds. Casual attire. Door prizes, food, festivities. Info: 661-254-4272, visit www.sierrahillbillies.org, or Facebook. The Sierra Hillbillies sponsor square dance classes in conjunction with the City of Santa Clarita Parks & Recreation Department. New Beginners I class starts Aug. 28. Consult your Seasons Magazine for details.

Angeles Forest invasive plant cleanup
Help pull invasive plants that are preventing native plant recovery in the Station Fire burn area and get the Angeles National Forest back in shape, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 14 and 28 and Nov. 11. Meet at Ralphs Supermarket, 10455 Sunland Blvd., Sunland. Moderate to strenuous work, removing plants by hand and with pick axes. Tools will be provided. Bring work pants, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water. Pre-registration required to ensure enough tools for everyone; contact  Dianne at zuliebear@aol.com.

AAUW hosts membership brunch
The Santa Clarita Valley Branch of AAUW will hold its Annual Membership Brunch to celebrate 44 years of service in the SCV and to kick-off the year’s activities, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the home of Louise Schultz. Discussion of community projects including Tech Trek, STEM Stars and Women in History. RSVP: Ruth Shelby-Smith, 661-251-2155. Info: www.aauw-scv.org

Hart Show Choir Car Wash fundraiser
Car wash fundraiser to support the William S. Hart High School Show Choir. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a student or at the car wash. Cars $7, SUV’s and trucks $10. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Info: 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Saugus HS Class of 2002 reunion
Saugus High School Class of 2002’s ten-year reunion is set for 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at The Parlor, 7250 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046. Includes dinner, open bar and appetizers. Costs $90 per person. Info: Saugus02@gmail.com.

Burbank African Violet Society
The Burbank African Violet Society meets 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 10:00 at  the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Program: “Leaf Bingo”.  Guests welcome.  Info: 818-951-3597.

Interesting and Spectacular Comets
The Ventura County Astronomical Society (VCAS) will hold its monthly membership meeting 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in The Forum at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Speaker: Charles S. Morris “44 Years of Interesting and Spectacular Comets.” For recorded information: contact Starline at 805-520-9666.

USC alumni game day lunch in Valencia
USC Alumni Club of Santa Clarita will meet to watch the Stanford football game Sept. 15 at Big Wangs Restaurant 26876 The Old Road, Valencia. Proceeds of bill donated to USC SCV Alumni Association Scholarship fund upon request to waiter. Info: 661-313-4478

Grief therapy free information meeting
Program held to discuss skills needed for coping with emotional loss 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the education center at Christ Lutheran Church 25816 N. Tournament Rd. Info: TheGriefProgram.com, 661-733-0692

 

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