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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]

Donelan Wines featured at “One September Night”

Join us at Salt Creek Grille for an exceptional evening of wine and food on Tuesday, September 10, at “One September Night – A Special Wine Event“. Two of the owners of Donelan Winery will provide select wines from their collection specially paired with hors d’oeuvres provided by Salt Creek Grille.
Robert Parker described their wine as an “exceptionally elegant portfolio.” The event will also feature three exclusive auction items available only at this event.”
Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $90 at the door.
Click here to reserve your ticket today!

Sept. 21 from 12-5 p.m.: Day for Kids 

Jumpers, slides, live music, magic, games, food, prizes – all free – are expected to draw 5,000 to Newhall Park in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 21, marking the 8th annual Day for Kids.  The event is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the City of Santa Clarita.Each child attending the event will receive free raffle tickets to put towards a prize of his or her choice, which in past years has included bikes, backpacks, gift cards, toys, arts and crafts, and DVDs.

If you are interested in operating a booth, entertaining, donating supplies or a raffle prize, please contact (661) 254-2582, or click here for more information.

10th Annual Club Classic Golf Tournament

Attention all golfers! The 10th Annual Boys & Girls Club Classic golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Valencia Country Club on Monday, October 28.


A scramble format, limited field and awesome tee prizes will make this a most enjoyable day on the course. Includes $100 Oakley shopping voucher, continental breakfast, lunch, raffle and prizes. Don’t miss this chance o play on the course that hosted the Nissan Open and the AT&T Classic.


Click here for more information or to reserve your spot today.

Save the Date – Festival of Trees Gala, Nov. 23

The 11th Annual Festival of Trees opens on Friday, November 15, with the Magic of the Lights Gala on Saturday, November 23. Mark you calendars!Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteering at the event, or helping decorate trees, gingerbread houses and wreaths should contact the Foundation office at (661) 254-3063.

More information about the event will be posted our website next month.

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Annual Auction, A Rockin’ Success

If you looked carefully at the crowd at the 42nd annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction you could spot Janis Joplin, Sonny and Cher, Jimi Hendrix (possibly twins?), Paul Stanley of Kiss Bob Marley, Bret Michaels and Billy from ZZ Top.Auction guests took the “Rock On!” theme and ran with it – donning wigs, colorful clothes and a variety of “shades.” The event attracted more than 600 attendees who bid on hundreds of live and silent auction items to help the club net nearly $200,000.

Among the items that resulted in the fiercest bidding wars were the seven night St. Kitts Island getaway which went for $5,000; the 12-week old Maltese puppy which eventually fetched $4,500; a trip to Boston to the film set of “The Judge” featuring Robert Downy, Jr., brought in $5,000 and four Taylor Swift concert tickets that earned $3,750.

Thank You to our Donor Friends

Businesses Offer Support for Club Programs

Thank you to Stuart Foundation who donated $25,000 for General Support, to Bank of America whose $5,000 donation benefits our Education program and to Disney for their $2,500 donation for General Support as well as 50 Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland!
Ways to Help

It Just Takes One to Make a Difference
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Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to helping kids:
* stay in school
* be good citizens
* live healthy lifestyles.
It just takes ONE person to put a child on the path to a great future.
Join us by supporting the 2013 It Just Takes One campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. You can make a brighter tomorrow for our young people and our community.
Click here to learn more and make your donation online or call 661-254-CLUB
What’s Happening at the Clubhouses

Children, ages 7-17, enjoy a variety of stimulating and fun activities at the Canyon Country and Newhall clubhouses.

Education, Sports, Art Engage Club Kids
The American Heart Association partnered with the L.A. County Fire Department (Station 73) to provide CPR training for Newhall Branch club members. More than one hundred members in all learned basic CPR with the help of Princess Cruises, who sponsored the entire event. The American Heart Association led the training while firefighters assisted the kids.Participating teens said the best field trip they have been on was the recent rock climbing expedition in the Alabama Hills located at the base of Mt. Whitney. The six hour excursion was courtesy of the Sharma Fund, dedicated to teaching youth the basics of outdoor rock climbing. The teen members learned how to belay and how to climb after an hour long safety course.

A Spring Carnival held at the Newhall Branch was a success with a cake walk, face painting, egg tossing and hunting, and Easter baskets provided by Ross Stores.

Club kids participated in making a “Harlem Shake” video with costumes provided by staff and a well appointed Halloween costume closet. Check it out here on YouTube.

Keystone Club held a “Middle School Students Only” Dance after-club hours as well as participated in a beach clean-up at Santa Monica beaches, taking advantage of the day by hanging out after the clean-up.

Division 2 Basketball Championship game was played between Newhall & Sierra Vista. The Newhall team won a hard fought battle.

Our 14 & Under team attended Santa Monica’s Biddy Basketball Tournament. The team fought hard but unfortunately they lost in the 3rd place game and finished in 4th place.

Our high school team attended West San Gabriel Valley’s Basketball tournament and finished in 2nd place losing to the Carson Club.

Thank you for supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
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Dear friends,

The Club kids are enjoying a great summer with many activities to keep their minds and bodies busy. School will be starting soon and this time of year always marks one of our most fun community events, the annual Day for Kids. We have several other fun events coming up such as wine tasting, and our annual Club Classic Golf Tournament.
Currently over 2,200 boys and girls are registered as Club members and an additional 3,000 young people use the Club through partnerships with other youth organizations such as AYSO, City of Santa Clarita Parks and Recreation, Girl Scouts, Warrior Football and Crossover Basketball, to name just a few.
We are grateful to our dedicated staff and the many wonderful volunteers who ensure that the Boys & Girls Club continues to provide a variety of services for our young people.

Remember, Great Futures Start Here.


Jim Ventress
Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Pukúu Cultural Community Services, founded in 1971 by members of the local Fernandeno-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, will host its 13th Annual scholarship gala fundraiser, "Night with the Stars," in Sunland on Saturday, November 4 starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
The Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting applications for Adopt-a-Family 2017.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Major Impact Theater, founded by Jill Garson and Shawnda Davis in 2014, is a non-profit theater group that specially adapts plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017, the city of Santa Clarita will increase the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the City.
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1945 - Acton Hotel, est. 1890, burns down; arson is suspected [story]
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Determined to transform the deeply troubled Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to consider an independent entity that would provide guidance, oversight and accountability.
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Alexia Cina of Canyon Country was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a mother of six children in a head-on crash on Golden Valley Road on October 6.
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The 22nd annual Santa Clarita Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2017, following the Santa Clarita Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers jumped to a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series following Tuesday night’s 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field.
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The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's 2017 Medal of Valor Awards were held Tuesday in Los Angeles, and SCV Sheriff's Station Deputy Dmitry Barkon was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions.
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The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will showcase the work of Los Angeles-based painter Sheldon Figoten in a one-person exhibition of new paintings, “Light Fields,” opening Saturday, Oct. 28.
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