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September, 2007 Community Calendar
Saturday, September 1

•  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents Forever Plaid - This New York musical comedy hit is the deliciously funny and charming story of The Plaids, a classic 1950s all-male singing group, who were killed in a car crash on their way to their first big gig.
          Phone #: 661-799-2702

Sunday, September 2

•  9th Annual Labor Day Picnic & Softball Game - Fundraiser for the 2008 Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley. Held at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park. Play softball, enjoy children's games, and eat a BBQ picnic with Democratic elected officials, candidates, and activists! $25/person; $40/couple; $45/family at the door. For more information please email laborday@dpsfv.com.
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Phone #: 818-995-3367
          Website: www.dpsfv.com/laborday

Thursday, September 6

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Farmer's Market - Held in Old Town Newhall at the corner of 6th Street and San Fernando Road.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-286-4078
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/farmersmarket

Thursday, September 6 to Wednesday, September 26

•  Connections II, Hart School District faculty Art Show - William S. Hart Faculty Art Show will be held at Barnes and Noble on Valencia Blvd. in Santa Clarita. Opening reception Sept. 10 at 6:30- 9:30. Great art, music and refreshments. This is some great work created by great teachers! Come meet the teachers who teach your kids!

Friday, September 7

•  Keyes Lexus of Valencia Presents Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series - Santa Clarita's favorite jazz concerts are back and better than ever. The final show has:
Friday, September 7 Michael John & the Bottom Line
Concerts are held in front of the Valencia Hyatt. Food and beverage vendors are available on site.
          Time: 7:00 PM

•  SCV Hispanic Business Committee Hosts Gala - SCV HBC Excelencia Awards will honor individuals and companies in categories like Hispanic Business, Community Leader, Corporate Partner and Diversity. The event will be held at the Valencia Hyatt.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-6977

Saturday, September 8

•  Saugus Speedway Hosts Oldies & Goodies Classic Show - Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for car fanatics under 12 years old. If you want to drag that show car out to share with others, and maybe even win some hardware, it's $25 if you register by August 30, which includes a tee-shirt, goody bag and admission for two (register later and it will cost $30 and you won't get the schwag, so sign up now).
          Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-3886
          Website: www.saugusspeedway.com

Sunday, September 9

•  Master Chorale Auditions - The Santa Clarita Master Chorale is holding auditions for new members at the Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway in Valencia. The Chorale rehearses weekly from September through June and presents a three-concert series in December, March and June. To obtain specific audition requirements and to schedule an audition, please contact the Santa Clarita Master Chorale at (661) 254-8886.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

•  Support Our Troop's Poker Run - Never done a poker run? Have a motorcycle just itching to hit the open road to benefit a worthy cause? The third annual Support Our Troops Poker Run is a motorcycle ride run at each person's pace. The first of 5 cards is drawn at the starting point of the ride. At each of the next 3 stops another card is drawn by each entrant. The last card is drawn at the final destination - back at Renegade Classics! Prizes for the highest and lowest hands will be awarded. There will also be a BBQ lunch, party with a live band, and great raffle prizes at Route 66 Classic Grill (661-298-1494). The ride is open to ALL motorcycles and riders. As always, Ride Safe! Non-bikers are encouraged to come, eat, donate, and have fun too! Sign ups and start of the ride will be held at Renegade Classics, located at 18712 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country (across from Route 66). The entrance fee is $15 per rider, $10 per passenger, plus 2 items to be sent to our troops or wounded warriors overseas.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 252-0600
          Website: www.bluestarcanyons@yahoo.com

Monday, September 10

•  Hillary Clinton Campaign Training - Calling all Democratic Volunteers training and organization meeting. Learn how to run a campaign office, fundraising, and networking skills. Call for details and directions. Hosted by Celia Gallardo, Office Conference Room, second Floor, Gold Feather Realty Co. 22621 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. Free parking and refreshments. 1-(866) -846-5333. http://www.scvyoungdems.org/events/091007-Hillary.pdf
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-9762; 703-2773
          Website: www.scvyoungdems.org

•  COC Foundation Hosts Golf Tournament - Held at the Valencia Country Club.
          Phone #: 661-362-3445

Tuesday, September 11

•  Dream Dinners to hold special open house - To commemorate the heroism and loss our nation experienced on September 11, 2001, Dream Dinners invites the community to a special open house. Assemble a medium meal of your choice for a $25 donation, which will be forwarded to the SCV Fire Department fund for families in need. Additional meals will be available at regular prices. No minimum order requirement. If guests place an order for 36 servings or more for August or September at this event, Dream Dinners will donate an additional $10. Free flag to the first 100 guests. Dream Dinners appetizers and beverages will be served. Guests employed by the fire department, sheriff department, police department or highway patrol can make a medium meal for free.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-1694

•  Hometown Hero - The Santa Clarita District of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with KHTS-AM1220 radio station, will host a breakfast at the Valencia Hyatt for our Hometown Hero. Hometown Heroes are people who have displayed heroic or humanitarian actions in the community. There are 10 nomination categories.
          Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-1805
          Website: www.heroes.hometownstation.com

Wednesday, September 12

•  Spirited Political Conversations - Spirited Political Conversations of like or dislike minds discussing the present and future of the political landscape? Talk about local, state, federal, and international politics. 8O This is a way of singles and young couples to relax, to meet and to discuss or catch up on today's current events. No rules, no agenda, no entry fee. Bring a friend or family member. Share an article, blog, magazine, news article or interesting e-blast. Choose your own appetizers, dinner, and a drink. Held at L.B. Mulligans, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia, 91355. Free parking. In the "Back Room" Ask for hosts: Mike Cruz or Bill Bailey. http://www.scvyoungdems.org/events/091207-DrinkingLiberally.pdf
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-703-2773; 362-9762
          Website: www.scvyoungdems.org

Thursday, September 13

•  Inside SCV Singles Night at Rio Rio - Join other friendly Santa Clarita singles as you mix and mingle in exotic new Rio Rio Restaurant & Bar. Drink specials include sangria, wine and domestic bottled beer for $5, plus appetizer specials. Rio Rio is located at 27430 The Old Road in Valencia.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0888

•  Art and Music Festival at COC Calls for Vendors and Sponsors - The Cougar Mentor program at College of the Canyons is calling for vendors and sponsors for their first annual Rock the Chalk Art and Music Festival. Open to the public, all community members are encouraged to participate in the chalk drawing and drum circle activities, and those with artistic aspirations are welcome to sell their artwork at the event. Admission to the festival is free and it will be held in the college's Honor Grove.
          Phone #: 661-362-3141

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Farmer's Market - Held in Old Town Newhall at the corner of 6th Street and San Fernando Road.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-286-4078
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/farmersmarket

•  Movies to Talk About: Paper Clips - Movies to Talk About will be showing "Paper Clips" at Vincenzo's Pizza Esperienza, 24504AŻ Lyons Ave, in Newhall. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of SCV, the event is free and open to the public. Participants may purchase dinner or snacks at Vincenzo's if desired. Free soft drinks are provided. Struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims, the students of Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee decide to collect 6 million paper clips to better understand the calamity. They meet Holocaust survivors and their experience transforms them.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

•  Valencia Women's Connection "Tea for Two Luncheon" - We will be giving you tips on how to host a Tea Party. As well as Inspirational Speaker Carolyn Standerfer, who tells her "Longing to be Loved and How her Best Friend Helped her through Her Worst Fears" Free Nursery Provided!
All Reservations must be made no later than Sept 6 (please let us know if nursery is needed)
$22 inclusive, all checks payable to: Valencia Women's Connection
Send to: Terri Richmond 24934 Greensbrier Dr, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Location: SCV Activity Center - 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway (661-250-3710)
Contact: Terri Richmond or Gloria Feralio
          Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 607-5575 or (661) 713-2255
          Website: stonecroft.gospelcom.net/

Friday, September 14

•  Sierra Hillbillies Dance Club's "40th Anniversary Dance" - The September "40th Anniversary Dance" will be held at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Rick Hampton will be calling and Cindy Mower will cue rounds.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-257-4801
          Website: www.sierrahillbilles.org

Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16

•  63rd Annual BBQ Fiesta - Church BBQ and Fiesta for the whole family. Rides, games, delicious ethnic food and drinks. Live Bands and much more at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-2276
          Website: www.olph-church.org

•  Our Lady of Perpetual Help's 63rd Annual Festive-All - Great food, games, thrill rides, raffles, a silent auction and plenty of live entertainment. Teenagers can rock to our first-ever "Battle of the Bands," with local worship bands. And grownups can check out "Margaritaville", an area, with food, live bands, games, and more! And to all your kids out there, come and take a stroll down Kiddie Lane. Have fun playing games and winning cool prizes! The Festive-All will be held at OLPH, 23233 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.

Saturday, September 15

•  Michael Hoefflin Foundation Hosts Evening Under the Stars Gala Dinner & Auction - Raise money for local families coping with children's cancer. Spend an elegant evening under the stars with dinner, live entertainment, dancing and great auction items.
          Phone #: 661-250-4100
          Website: www.mhf.org

•  West Creek/West Hills Grand Opening - Get ready for this season's most anticipated event, the Grand Opening of Valencia's all-new village, West Creek and West Hills! Santa Clarita locals are invited to come out to West Creek and West Hills, and celebrate this exciting milestone with great food, fun, festivities and plenty of prize giveaways! Visitors will be handed special gift bags and receive guided tours of the new 1,000 acre-village, which include three private village recreation centers, an expansive 17-acre park, a 3-acre village green and a new school. After the community tour, they'll be free to explore 19 model homes at West Creek and West Hills and participate in several helpful demonstrations that will improve their future quality of life.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: (888) 983-9393
          Website: www.valencia.com

•  Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids - FREE Carnival! Enjoy Free carnival games, entertainment, raffle prizes, activities, games, music and FREE Food. This is a fun and exciting day created to spend quality and meaninful time with Kids!

Event Location:
Newhall Park
24933 Newhall Ave
          Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-286-4018
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/dayforkids

•  Annual River Rally & Environmental Expo - Help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River and learn about environmental issues. Perfect for singles and families.
          Phone #: 661-286-4098
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  Monthly Education Classes - Castaic Lake Water Agency provides free monthly landscape education classes on pest diagnosis: diseases and insects.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-513-1230
          Website: www.clwa.org

•  The Silver Horseshoe Saloon - Enjoy an evening of fun and games with a catered dinner and a casino night under the stars at The Golden Oak Ranch. For more information please email otna@sbcglobal.net.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0730

•  Wayne Newton - What happens in Las Vegas now happens in Santa Clarita! Legendary singer Wayne Newton has performed to 30 million fans, and now brings his glamour, energy and unique style to the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, Valencia campus.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: Box Office (661) 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonsPAC.com

Tuesday, September 18

•  Teen Scene Unplugged - A parents' resource fair will be held from 6p.m. to 7p.m. with the "Teen Scene Unplugged" seminar following. This year's featured speaker is Tim Smith.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-4956

Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23

•  The SCV Theatre Project Presents The World Goes 'Round' - Songs of Kander and Ebb - Featuring Broadway performers.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: www.TheatreSCV.com

Friday, September 21 to Saturday, October 20

•  All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten - The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to announce the Main Stage production of All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten, sponsored by Plumbing By Kirk. Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. Kindergarten launches the REP's Theatre for Young Audiences program with an Opening Night Gala wine and cheese reception at 7:00pm and curtain at 8:00pm. Opening Night Gala is sponsored by Travel Center Santa Clarita with wine and food sponsored by Loose Goose Wine Festival and RSVP Catering. The show will run through October 20. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. There will be Saturday Matinees on October 6th and 13th at 2pm. There is NO SHOW on Friday September 28th. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more will receive a per ticket discount of $4. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, September 22

•  Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project Hosts Hold 'Em Not Hassle 'Em Poker Tournament - Fundraiser is held at the Activities Center.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-257-9688
          Website: www.helpnothassle.com

Sunday, September 23

•  Soroptimist Hosts Fashion Show - Boutique starts at 10 a.m. and show starts at 12 p.m. at the Valencia Hyatt.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Website: www.siscv.com

Monday, September 24 to Thursday, September 27

•  Scoops for Our Troops - Both the Valencia and Stevenson Ranch locations of Cold Stone Creamery will donate 20% of sales to Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, Chapter 82, for purchases accompanied by the fundraiser coupon. The stores are located at 25802 Hemmingway Avenue, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381, 661-259-3554 and 27071 N McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355, 661-255-3770. Since customers need to bring an actual coupon with them to get the 20% donation, to receive a coupon, please contact Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons at bluestarcanyons@yahoo.com or visit the Senior Center at 22900 Market Street, Newhall, CA 91321.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0811

Tuesday, September 25

•  WE of SCV Business Success Seminar Brunch - Featured Speaker: Jodi Walker
Topic: Entrepreneurial Thinking® for Business Success

Location: Don Cuco's
27247 Camp Plenty Road
Canyon Country, CA
          Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
          Website: www.weofscv.com

Wednesday, September 26

•  The Wild West Meets A Battle of Wits at the High Noon "Words Not Bullets" Debate Competition - Two of Santa Clarita's finest law firms, Poole & Shaffery, LLP and HackerBraly, LLP will face-off in a head-to-head debate competition for local bragging rights and for the right to compete against the Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees National Champion Debate Team in the championship round. Moderating the event and keeping peace in the New West is our very own Mayor Marsha McLean. The debate competition will be judged by community leaders and honorary "Marshals of the New West", B.J. Atkins, Bob Kellar and Bill Kennedy. The Jaycees are requesting a donation of $10 per attendee.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-607-6886
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

Saturday, September 29

•  Henry Mayo Hosts Annual Run for the Health of It 5-K Run and Walk & Kiddie-K - Registration for the event will open at the Henry Mayo parking lot.
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082

•  SCVHS Presents Placerita Gold discovery of 1842 - Bob Lopez tells the story of how his distant relative Francisco Lopez discovered the first documented finding of gold in 1842 in the Placerita Canyon. This will take place at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction in Newhall.
          Time: 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  The Painted Turtle Hosts Shell We Camp! - Dinner, dancing, and auction at Lake Hughes location. Funds support a life-changing environment for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
          Phone #: 310-451-1353 ext. 101
          Website: www.thepaintedturtle.org

Saturday, September 29 to Sunday, September 30

•  Circle of Hope Hosts Theatrical Tea and Silent Auction - The event includes musical and theatrical entertainment, silent auction and tea served in a garden setting.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-5218
          Website: www.circleofhopeinc.org

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Street Art Festival - Free outdoor fest features live entertainment, the fine art of street painting, international dance, music, and arts and crafts vendors. Held in Old Town Newhall on San Fernando Road.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-286-4018
          Website: www.streetartfest.com

Sunday, September 30

•  America's Walk for Diabetes - America's Walk for Diabetes is the signature fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association. Please come join us for our annual 5 mile walk through beautiful Valencia. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-295-0081
          Website: www.diabetes.org/walk

•  LARC Ranch Hosts The British Invasion - The organization's annual fundraiser will feature performances by Beatles cover band, plus great food. Held at the Ranch.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-296-8636 ext. 232
          Website: www.larcfoundation.org

•  Unitarian Universalist's Host Marriage Equality Forum - At the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall, the Unitarian Universalists of SCV will sponsor a Marriage Equality Forum. The event is free and open to the public. After a short film entitled, "Let Freedom Ring," showing testimony from a variety of persons supporting marriage equality, speakers will address the issue from three different perspectives: political, personal, and spiritual. Reverend Ricky Hoyt, minister of the SCV Unitarian Universalist congregation, will address theological and spiritual issues; activist Samantha Westcott will discuss the personal impact on the families of same sex couples denied marriage protections; and additional speakers will place the struggle for marriage equality in the context of the civil rights movement.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

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