November, 2007 Community Calendar
Thursday, November 1

•  Roast House Hosts Oliva Cigar Event - Co-hosted by Valencia Cigars & News, enjoy a complementary cigar tasting with Oliva Cigars and live entertainment from Bag of Tricks. Reservations are encouraged.
          Phone #: 661-296-3866

Friday, November 2

•  Zonta's Celebrity Tribute - Held at The Odyssey in Granada Hills, the 23rd-annual Celebrity Tribute is an entertaining evening honoring Michael Berger.
          Phone #: 661-251-1352

•  Art & Music Extravaganza Coming to the Hyatt! - Local artists in Santa Clarita will be showing their fine art during the much-awaited fall event of the season: Fall Perspective in Santa Clarita at the Hyatt Ballroom Foyer in Valencia! The winning fine art pieces of the Art Classic XV111 Gala of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, oustanding art pieces from local and guest artists, and Felipe Monserrat's Best Series will all be shown. There will also be a KidsArt art exhibit, Door Prizes, and a Silent Auction. The event is open to the public!
          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-312-3422

•  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons Hosts Symphonic & Jazz Band Sounds of Autumn - The Symphonic Band will feature well-known wind and percussion literature. The Jazz Ensemble will include works composed and arranged by Dirk Fischer.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304

Friday, November 2 to Tuesday, November 20

•  Poinsettias in Bloom for Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra - With the holiday season right around the corner, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Foundation is taking orders for its second annual poinsettia sale until Monday, Nov. 19, with all proceeds supporting the orchestra.

A 6-inch pot with 5 to 7 blooms is $12 and an 8-inch pot with 10 to 15 blooms is $29. The pots are wrapped with a festive gold foil.

The plants will be delivered in the collegeAšs parking lot off Rockwell
Canyon Road (next to Mentry Hall) beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Delivery to a home or business is limited to one address for orders of $250 or more with a delivery charge of $25.
          Phone #: (661) 362-3447

Saturday, November 3

•  Fall In Suburbia - Abbey Lane Cafe's Fall In Suburbia will be held at 25810 W. Hemingway Ave, Stevenson Ranch. Featuring Live Music, Food, Drinks & Activities. Live music includes Eric Harper, Troy Dunham, Brother Sal & the Solas and Debbie & Garth.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

•  Children's Literacy and Arts Festival - Presented by SCV Chamber Education Foundation, this innaugural event will host Family fun activities including Food, Raffle, Music, Live Story Telling and Performing Arts. This is FREE to the public. Donate a new or gently used book for our community's organizations ans schools, recieve a raffle ticket for each book.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-6977

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Health and Fitness Expo - Display booths featuring sponsors and health and fitness products will be held at the Hyatt.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

•  SCV Youth Orchestra Presents 17th-Century Masterworks - Including Bach, Handel and Vivaldi at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304

•  Valencia Mac Hosts Grand Opening - The place to go for Mac products is located at Located at 23333 Cinema Drive, suite 100 in Valencia across from StoneFire Grill.

Sunday, November 4

•  City of Santa Clarita Marathon - A half-marathon, 5K run/walk and a kid-K fun run also available.
          Phone #: 661-286-4018

•  Assistance League of Santa Clarita Fall Gathering - Come join this special group and see how you can make a difference in our community! Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please call (661) 263-8123 to RSVP.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-263-8123

•  Sleepy Hollow the ballet - New World Dance in Canyon Country will be debuting their first annual ballet at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Matinee performance @ 2pm and an evening performance @ 5pm. Tickets are available through New World Dance. ($20 for one show or $30 for both)
          Phone #: 661-251-6480

Wednesday, November 7

•  Spirited Political Conversations - When did you experience a Spirited Political Conversations of like or dislike minds discussing the present and future of the political landscape. Current School Board, Water Board and City Council candidates strongly encouraged to attend. L.B. Mulligans 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia, 91355. Hosts: Mike Cruz or Bill Bailey, email:
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9318

Thursday, November 8

•  Holiday Boutique Luncheon - Held at THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA ACTIVITY CENTER - 20880 CENTRE POINTE PARKWAY. FEATURING: silent and live auction "AN AUCTION WITH A PURPOSE". FORMER AMERICAN EMBASSY EMPLOYEE, VIVIAN LEE BANIAK TELLS HER STORY, "CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD". For information call: Melissa Farrell 661-313-1068, or Gloria Feralio 661-713-2255. Cost is $22.
          Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 313-1069

•  Rituals Colour Salon Hosts Grand Opening to Benefit Painted Turtles Foundation - Rituals Colour Salon will open their doors to the community by hosting a silent auction for the children who benefit from the works of the Painted Turtles Foundation.
          Time: 5:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-799-9910

Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10

•  COC Dance Presents Fall Dance Performance - College of the Canyons Dance will showcase students, alumni and guest choreographers in its Fall Dance Concert that will feature many diverse works and music.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304

Friday, November 9

•  Michael Hoefflin Foundation Fund-raising Poker Tournament - The Third Annual Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer Texas Hold 'em Invitational promises high stakes fun. The action kicks off at the Spectrum Club in Valencia. Buy-in is $150, and prizes will be awarded to the final 20 players. The winner, however, jets off to a tropical paradise, as the grand prize is a 7-day vacation at Vista Malibu Resort in Costa Rica, scheduled for March 8-15, 2008. The prize package includes a $1,000 airfare allowance.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-250-4100

•  Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club - The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its November "Veteran's Day-Food Pantry" Dance at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. John Reitmajer will be calling and Cindy Mower will cue rounds. For more information please call Joanne at 661-250-8828 or visit the website.
          Phone #: 661-250-8828

Friday, November 9 to Saturday, December 8

•  Repertory East Playhouse Presents "The Unexpected Guest" - Agatha Christie's thriller comes alive. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students/seniors.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000

Saturday, November 10

•  SCV Boys & Girls Club Hosts Festival of Trees Gala - The black-tie gala will be held at the Hyatt Valencia.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-0363

•  Holiday Boutique - SCV Mothers of Twins Club 6th annual HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE! Located at the Paseo Club in Valencia, 27650 Dickason (Newhall Ranch Rd. to Dickason, across from Valencia High). Over 25 vendors selling unique and beautiful items. Amazing raffles - win theme park tickets, spa treatments, gift certificates & more! Proceeds benefit the SCV Mothers of Twins Club and Carousel Ranch.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-257-8830

•  Music in the Mansion - Cozy up inside William S. Hart's living room for a performance by pianist Joshua Pifer and baritone Thomas Otten. Enjoy the music of Handel, Schumann, and Ives, plus artist's reception.
          Phone #: 661-254-4584

•  Quilt Show - Over 100 quilts on display at Golden Valley High School. Admission is $7 or $6 with canned food donation.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  SCVHS Presents: Mountain Passes of SCV - The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a talk by John Robinson, an historian and expert on the history of the mountains of Southern California and author of the books "Gateways to Southern California" and "Mines of the San Gabriels". Mr. Robinson will be speaking at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction in Newhall on the history of the mountain passes of the Santa Clarita Valley, to include the Newhall Pass, Tejon Pass, and Soledad Canyon.
          Phone #: 661-254-1275

•  Third Annual Holiday Wine Tasting Benefits Soroptimists - Valencia Wine Company will hold it's third annual Holiday Wine Tasting at Tournament Players Club Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit the SCV Soroptimist's Club. As in the past, hundreds of wine, selected by top domestic and import suppliers, will be poured along stellar appetizers from The Grille at TPC and live music. This wine tasting doesn't require guests the hassle of redeeming a limited number of coupons or tickets; guests are encouraged to experiment and enjoy! Admission includes everything. For tickets supporting SCV Soroptimists contact Valencia Wine Company, 661-254-9300 ASAP as this event has sold out for the last two years.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-9300

Sunday, November 11

•  HM Guild's "Under The Big Top" Fashion Show - Henry Mayo Guild's 23rd Annual Fashion Show, "Under The Big Top," promises to be more exciting than ever! Top designer fashions, professional models, fabulous luncheon, exquisite boutique, and lots of elegant circus touches, include three special surprise acts during the fashion show. Not to be missed!
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082

•  Trinity Classical Academy Presents WorshipFest 2007 - The praise and worship concert of the year will be held at The Master's College Basketball Arena. Featuring well known Christian recording artist Sonicflood with special guest Godspeed, to benefit SCV Pregnancy Center and children in financial need with tuition assistance.

Tuesday, November 13

•  Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. Hosts Wine Maker Dinner - The all-inclusive event is $90 per person. Reservations required.
          Phone #: 661-263-9653

Wednesday, November 14

•  Mothers Against Sexual Predators - Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California (MASP of California) and the Santa Clarita Valley Council PTA are co-sponsoring an internet safety workshop for parents. The workshop, titled "Power Over Predators", will be held on Wednesday November 14th at 6:30pm in the Multipurpose room at North Park Elementary School. The featured guest speakers will be detectives from the LA County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Unit who are also part of the FBI SAFE Team.

"Statistics show that one in seven kids will be solicited online and 34 percent will be exposed to unwanted sexual material. As parents it is important that we learn how to protect them so they can utilize the internet in a safe way," said Lena Smyth, co-founder of MASP of California.

"With so many advances on the internet many parents do not understand the new technologies that can be used to victimize our children. We are pleased to be able to offer them such valuable education," said Laurie Ender, Community Outreach Chair for the Santa Clarita Valley Council PTA.

North Park Elementary School is located at 23335 West Sunset Hills Drive in Valencia.
          Time: 6:30 AM
          Phone #: (661) 645-1093

Wednesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 18

•  COC Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" - The hilarious French classic by Moliere. Tartuffe pretends to be a religious, aristocratic hermit while trying to separate a family from its fortune and its women of their virtue.
          Phone #: 661-362-5304

Thursday, November 15

•  Spirited Political Conversations - A Spaghetti Dinner & Meeting for The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley at Marianne & Bill Bailey's home 25608 Bellerive Drive, Valencia, CA 91355. With less than 100 days to go before the 2008 federal election California Primary, come enjoy a pre-holiday fun-raising Spaghetti dinner at the lovely home of two of our esteemed members. Cost - $8.00; Students $5.00, Wine and Beer $1.00. RSVP's strongly encouraged. Call (661) 288-2631 or email: or
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9318

•  Robinson Ranch Hosts Singles Night - If all you want for Christmas is someone special, you should attend Inside SCV Magazine's monthly singles nights! Sip on $6 apple martinis, cosmos and wine (or $5 tap beers) while enjoying appetizer specials and the company of new friends. Between 100 and 200 guests usually attend these fun and free events - it's your turn! Robinson Ranch Club House is located at 27734 Sand Canyon Road.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-252-8484

•  McKenna & Green Host Holiday Open House - Celebrate the holidays with a wine and cheese party and shop for holiday gifts and festive home decorations. McKenna & Greene is located at 27951 Seco Canyon Road at the corner of Copper Hill Drive in the CVS plaza.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-296-0935

Friday, November 16

•  Drive-thru Flu Vaccinations - This seasonal drive-flu vaccination clinic is done in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons, LA County Public Health, & LA County Sheriff SCV station. The flu shot is recommended for children 6 months or older, pregnant women, childcare providers, caregivers, first responders, seniors, and anyone with a chronic illness. No animals in vehicles while in the drive thru lines.
          Phone #: 661-255-4965

•  Vino 100 Series - A representative from Consilience Wines will be on hand for a late-afternoon tasting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Appetizers will be served
          Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 294-6886

Saturday, November 17

•  Edward Valencia 12 Movie Event - Visit Edwards Valencia 12 for fun, games, activities, bounce house and face painting while enjoying Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Donate a toy to the Toys for Tots Campaign and be entered to win a family four pack of movie passes.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-260-2960

•  3rd Annual Kids Day at EFBC's Feline Conservation Center - A fun-filled fundraiser dedicated to endangered wild feline species preservation. The EFBC will host a variety of activities and entertainment for kids of all ages (even adults), both educational and fun. Kids will be encouraged and excited that they too can make a vital contribution to EFBC's Feline Conservation Center. Admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for kids.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 256-3793

•  4th Annual Jacob Anthony Zamora Memorial Shoot - Oak Tree Gun Club hosts the Jacob Anthony Zamora Memorial Shoot. Proceeds benefit the CHP Explorer Program. Items to be raffled, lunch will be served, non shooters are welcomed. For info call 661-259-7441 or
          Time: 8:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-212-3465

•  All Corked Up Holiday Meal Tasting - If you're planning on slaving away this holiday season on a feast fit for kings, make sure you pair your courses with the right wines. Come find out Lee's recommendations for your holiday meals; $20 per person
          Phone #: 799-7979

•  COC Free Drum Circle - In collaboration with Remo, Inc., the worldAšs leading manufacturer of drumheads based in Valencia, College of the Canyons will be hosting free
community drum circles that will be open to the public on the first and
third Saturday of every month.

The upcoming drum circles will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the
collegeAšs Student Center (Room 130) on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.
          Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 294-5600

•  LA Opera Talks - The Valencia Library provides an afternoon of informative and interactive presentations by a speaker from the LAOpera Speakers Bureau. The talks may include singers, composers, arias and visual materials.
          Phone #: 661-259-8942

•  Philly's Best 2-Year Anniversary - Don't miss the cheese steak eating contest at 3pm. Join them for $5 cheesesteak sandwiches all day! Philly's Best os ;pcated at 22913 Soledad Cyn Rd.
          Phone #: 661-286-9949

Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Fine Craft Show - Held at Old Orchard Park, featuring intricate and colorful hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, ceramics, floral arrangements and much more.
          Phone #: 661-286-4018

Saturday, November 17 to Tuesday, November 20

•  Thanksgiving Wine Pairings at Vino 100 - Confused what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner? Come in and sample some great wines to accompany your meal! Pinot Noir, Rieslings, just to name a few
          Phone #: 294-6886

Sunday, November 18

•  Circle of Hope Hosts Fundraiser Gift Boutique - Cancer-awareness gifts, candles, home items, jewelry, purses and more will be sold to benefit the group, which provides assistance to individuals with breast cancer.
          Phone #: 661-254-5218

•  Performing Arts Charity Extravaganza to Benefit Betty Ferguson Foundation - Including a variety show and fashion show, plus a silent auction presented by two of the "Deal or No Deal" models.
          Phone #: 661-222-7910

Sunday, November 18 to Monday, November 19

•  Candleman Holiday Open House - win prizes, get gift with purchase and enjoy store specials
          Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 257-9420

Tuesday, November 20

•  Women of SCV: - Mark Your Calendar for November 20th, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.The Betty Ferguson Foundation offers all women of the Santa Clarita Valley the opportunity to connect with and learn from one another in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. This month's Special Guest is Marsha McLean, Mayor of The City of Santa Clarita! After we 'get to know' Mayor McLean, the women will create their own specialized greeting cards for the quickly approaching holidays.

The Betty Ferguson Foundation is conveniently located in the Industrial Center at 28065 Avenue Stanford, Valencia, CA 91355
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-702-8712

Friday, November 23 to Saturday, December 22

•  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "A Christmas Story" - The comical holiday classic based on the motion picture.
          Phone #: 661-799-2702

Tuesday, November 27

•  AAUW Dinner Meeting - Speaker: AAUW Member, Diane Trautman, Planning Commissioner Member, City Council Candidate. Held at Mulligans' 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia 91355. Social starts at 6:15 p.m., Dinner and General Meeting at 6:45 p.m. and the Speaker is at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28

•  Taste of Italy at Vino 100 - Join us for a celebration of a tradition of winemaking that dates back to Roman times, as we salute lovers of Italian wines. Appetizers will be served. $20.00 per person, reservations required
          Phone #: 294-6886

Thursday, November 29

•  Calvin Klein Golf Trunk Show - Uomo Sport is proud to premier Calvin Klein Golf to the Santa Clarita Valley with an exclusive trunk show featuring a complete line of Calvin Klein Golf activewear for men and women. Refreshments will be served and hand-rolled cigars available.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-3114

•  Annual Ladies Night Event at Classic Designs Jewelry - Enjoy fabulous door prizes, gift bags, and refreshments while filling out your personal "Wish List" of your favorite jewelry
          Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: 254-4155

•  MOPS Holiday Boutique - Annual MOPS Holiday Boutique to be held at Grace Baptist Church at 22833 Copperhill in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Friday, November 30

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents The Three Broadway Divas - Decades of Broadway and holiday classics will be celebrated.

•  Holiday Home Tour Gala - A kick-off Holiday Home Tour Preview Gala at the Tournament Players Club in Westridge is a $100-per-person, black-tie optional event open to the community. The Gala will offer attendees a preview of the homes to be featured on the Home Tour the following day, as well as a fantastic dinner.
          Phone #: 661-253-8082

•  2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - The 2nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor our troops will be held, once again, at the Veteran's Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The event will include speakers, music, carolers, and the lighting of the red, white, and blue lights on a 25 foot tree. The community has been invited to submit photos of their military loved ones (active duty, Reserves, Veterans and Fallen Heroes) to be hung on the tree on decorating day, November 29. For further information, or to submit photos, please contact Prayer Angels for the Military at (661) 799-8865 or Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons at
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-799-8865

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