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October, 2018 Community Calendar
Friday, August 31 to Wednesday, October 31

•  Jack the Ripper Virtual Reality Immersive Experience - Ready to travel back to 1888 Whitechapel London during the "Autumn of Terror," when the infamous Jack the Ripper had the city paralyzed with fear? You don't need a time machine, but you do need high-tech VR headsets and backpack computers that will allow you to roam freely through an old abandoned, haunted wax museum called The Wax House. The Legend of Jack the Ripper experience, lasting about 30 minutes, includes a media-based pre-show providing guests a glimpse into the history of the murders. Once inside the Wax House, you'll pick up and hold virtual items, open drawers, search for clues and work together as a team of four to find your way out - or become the next victim. The Jack the Ripper Immersive Experience opens August 31 and runs through Halloween night. Tickets are expected to sell out, so snatch yours quickly.
          Website: www.mountasiafuncenter.com

Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, October 27

•  Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical - Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" In an effort to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of humankind's most challenging medical dilemmas, Dr. Henry Jekyll accidentally unleashes his inner demons.
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 28

•  Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze! - The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch is a holiday favorite with festive food like funnel cake, a country store, facepainting, pony rides, hayrides, a hay pyramid, live music, a pumpkin chucker, small and large animals to pet... oh, and that massive five-acre Corn MAiZE that's been featured on CNN, National Geographic, in People Magazine and more. Open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am to 5pm in Santa Paula, The Pumpkin Patch is a little bit county, a little bit beachy (Keep going on the 126 and you'll hit Ventura.) and a whole lotta fun. Admission is $5; 2 and under are free.
12471 Foothill Road, Santa Paula
          Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Website: www.pumpkinpatchatlimoneiraranch.com

Friday, October 19 to Saturday, October 27

•  The 39 Steps - Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a thrilling spy novel, add a splash of comedy and you have "The 39 Steps" - a fast-paced whodunit! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, suspense and good old-fashioned romance. Richard Hannay finds himself caught in national intrigue when a woman claiming to be a spy tells him about the mysterious "39 Steps." Can he help her before she is caught by their enemies? Soon, a shadowy organization is hot on his trail and Hannay becomes the focus of a countrywide manhunt with national security on the line. With more than 150 characters played by five flexible and brilliant actors, this show will combine uproarious laughter and imaginative stagecraft in an unforgettable semester of live theater.

          Phone #: 362-2255
          Website: www.masters.edu/theatre

Wednesday, October 24

•  Valencia UMC Trunk or Treat - Join Valencia United Methodist Church for their annual Trunk or Treat featuring crafts, music, a maze and candy for safe family fun for kids through 6th grade. This event is free and open to the community, non-scary costumes, please! 25718 MCBEAN PARKWAY, VALENCIA
          Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 255-1301
          Website: www.umcv.org

Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29

•  Circus Vargas - Fun for the entire family, Circus Vargas' incredible new animal-free production highlights an amazing cast of world-renowned performers like death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, clowns, motorcycles and much more. Get ready to unleash your imagination and discover a world of pure circus magic and wonderment under the Big Top, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime. This year, experience a swashbuckling circus spectacular with the theme, "Dreaming of Pirates." A fantastic voyage of nonstop action and adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages. Held at Westfield Valencia Town Center

Use online code: 20AD to save 20% on your tickets!
          Website: www.circusvargas.com

Friday, October 26

•  VIA's Monster BASH Ball - VIA's signature BASH event will transform this year's festivities into an evening of elegant ghoulishness and costumed couture on Friday, October 26 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. In classic VIA style, Santa Clarita's leading business-to-business organization's annual gala's theme-inspired decor, chef-inspired dining and live entertainment and dancing make this signature event a must-attend. Costumes are encouraged, black tie is optional and flirty fun is guaranteed.
          Website: www.viabash.com

Friday, October 26 to Saturday, October 27

•  Halloween Bashes at JJ's Bar & Grill - The only thing better than the Halloween party of the year is... two. On Friday, October 26, JJ's Bar & Grill hosts a riotous gathering of karaoke-singing, costumed guests. On Saturday, October 27, the party continues, this time with a live DJ. Both nights feature plenty of Halloween food and drink specials, prizes and surprises.

          Website: www.jjsbarangrill.com

Saturday, October 27

•  Halloween Haunts - Symphony of the Canyons presents an evening of spooky favorites.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Painted Turtle Hoedown BBQ - Held at the Lake Hughes facility, which is a short, gorgeous mountain drive from Valencia, your day will include an exclusive tour of the campground, delicious food and cocktails, live music and a boisterous live and silent auction highlighted by Paul Newman memorabilia, adventurous trips, fine jewelry, home packages, sports memorabilia and more. All proceeds from the event benefit The Painted Turtle camp for kids with serious medical conditions.
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Website: www.thepaintedturtle.org/hoedownbbq

Sunday, October 28

•  Haunted Jailhouse - The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station invites you to their annual Haunted Jailhouse - featuring Jailhouse Tours for kids & adults (until 3pm), Petting Zoo, Game Booths, Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, Costume Contests by age from 12:30 - 3pm & More!


Event sponsored by SCV Sheriff's Station, Boys & Girls Club of SCV and the City of Santa Clarita.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  SCUMC Trunk or Treat - Join Santa Clarita United Methodist Church for their 8th annual trunk or treat featuring candy, hot dogs a box maze and more!
26640 Bouquet Canyon Road
          Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
          Website: www.scumc.org

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