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December, 2007 Community Calendar
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
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

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

Saturday, December 1

•  Holiday Home Tour Boutique - Great gift items at the Holiday Home Tour Boutique at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Assembly Hall. Sale will include clothing, handcrafted artwork, holiday decor, toffee, and much more. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the "hospitality" room adjacent to the boutique as Henry Mayo's way of thanking the community for its support throughout the year. Proceeds from Boutique will benefit Henry Mayo's Women's Services Unit.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  HM's 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour! - Three stunning homes in Westridge will be decorated in the season's finest as part of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour. Hosted by volunteers comprising the Home Tour League, the tour is part of a time-honored Santa Clarita holiday tradition that draws thousands of people each year. Attendees not only gain early holiday decorating ideas, they support their community hospital in the process; funds raised by the Holiday Home tour will benefit Women's Services at Henry Mayo.
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  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

•  Cozy Chic Designs - Boutique - Cozy Chic Designs is a specialty home decor and gift boutique. 25855 Empalmo Court, Valencia.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.263.3778
          Website: www.cozychicdesigns.com

•  Holiday Boutique to benefit Domestic Violence Center - Holiday Boutique with 25 vendors to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of SCV. Christ Lutheran Church 25816 N. Tournament Rd (1 block south of McBean)
          Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-510-6469

•  Meet the Winemaker at Vino 100 - A representative from Opolo Vineyard in Paso Robles will be on hand for a late afternoon tasting. Appetizers will be served.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 294-6886

•  Winter Magic - Sponsored by Friends of Castaic Lake - Join the fun at Castaic Lake with snow, refreshments and a lighted boat parade!!
          Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-257-4050

Sunday, December 2

•  1st Annual Haute Handbagz Holiday Boutique - The boutique will feature a fabulous array of handbags, wallets, and other accessories. There will also be other vendors showcasing beauty products, digital storybooking, home decor, kitchen tools, candles, clothing, craft supplies, and much more!
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 775-4987
          Website: www.hautehandbagz.com

•  Henry Mayo's 22nd Annual Community Tree Lighting - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's 22nd Annual Community Tree Lighting will honor local firefighters during the holiday festivities. Firefighters from Santa Clarita Valley stations 124 and 126 will be in attendance and given special recognition during the free event, which offers festive activities for the entire family. There will be children holiday crafts, letters to Santa, face painting, photos with Santa, entertainment, refreshments, and much more. At 5 p.m., the dazzling, 40 foot-high tree is lit and kept alight for the rest of the season.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  "You'd Better Watch Out!" - The 55-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale under the direction of artistic director Allan Robert Petker, will perform "You'd Better Watch Out!" at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. The program ranges from Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" to traditional Christmas favorites including "White Christmas," "Frosty the Snowman," and more. Tickets from $14 to $26 are available online and by telephone/mail.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.254.8886
          Website: www.scvmasterchorale.org

•  Santa Clarita Open-Air Market Antique Appraisal Fair - discover the true value of those treasures that you have been holding. Free verbal appraisal
          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-3886

Wednesday, December 5

•  All Corked Up's Champagne Palooza - Enjoy Champagne Palooza, where Mumm, Bollinger, Roederer, Veuve Cliquot, Iron Horse, Laurent Perrier, Gloria Ferrar will be available for tastings; $20 per person;
          Phone #: 799-7979

•  Poole & Shaffery, LLP Hosts Business Formation Seminar - Enjoy a workshop and lunch. The topic is "Selecting the Right Legal Entity for Your Business," and will be held at Poole & Shaffery's offices in Valencia. Cost is $20
          Time: 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 290-2991

Thursday, December 6

•  Holiday Event Sale at j.serraino - Get 20 percent off all new merchandise from True Religion, Splendid, Hudson, Velvet, Tylie Malibu Handbags, Paige Premium Denim, Hale Bob and Rebecca Taylor
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 255-9944

Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9

•  Follow the Star... To Bethlehem - This year Bethlehem Lutheran Ministries will be presenting this living pageant of Jesus' life with over 200 costumed participants, and at least 100 behind the scenes volunteers. Many people come back year after year to see this exciting and joyful message of God's Love. We are also very pleased to see the excitement, as well as the compassion of those attending. While we at Bethlehem Lutheran offer this pageant as a gift, we do accept donations, for the charitable organizations which feed the needy here in the Santa Clarita Valley.The Community is invited to attend this free, outdoor, walk-through or drive-through event.
Bethlehem Lutheran Ministries, 27265 Luther Drive, Santa Clarita, CA
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Website: www.followthestar.com

Friday, December 7

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents "And They Called Him Jesus - A Musical Celebration" - A musical production depicting the traditional Biblical Christmas story of Jesus' birth with 160-member choir and 40-piece professional orchestra.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, December 8

•  All Corked Up Tasting - Experience Chef Bryan Wang's fabulous creations that will be paired beautifully with two hand-selected wines by Lee. $45 plus tax per person
          Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
          Phone #: 799-7979

•  The Cat Doctor & Friends Holiday Open House fundrasier for Jenny's Feline Foundation. - Take a behind the scenes tour, meet the friendly staff, enter raffles, and enjoy refreshments. Located at 26055 Bouquet Canyon Road behind Mac's Pool and Spa.
          Time: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-5288
          Website: www.catdoctor.com

•  The Friends of Hart Park Present Cowboys and Carols - Held at the William S. Hart Museum, The Darrington Family Band will perform Bluegrass music and Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served. $20.
          Website: www.friendsofhartpark.com

Monday, December 10

•  Holiday Boutique - The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has scheduled its Holiday Boutique and Sale for Monday, December 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Center is seeking vendors of all kinds. In the past, service groups and vendors have sold cosmetics, baked goods, candies, jams and jellies, sewing and crafts, jewelry, plants, and woodworking. Standard six-foot banquet tables are available for $10; please call 661-259-9444 early to reserve a table for your group or product.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-259-9444
          Website: www.scvseniorcenter.org

•  Santa Clarita Master Chorale Presents Midwinter Madrigal Feast - Enjoy an evening of merriment and revelry which includes a royal dinner
and fine wine provided by the Loose Goose; theatre in the round; strolling minstrels; and more.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Thursday, December 13

•  Balance Point Spa Charity, Fun and Holiday Celebration Event - Raise funds for the Domestic Violence Center of SCV. Mini-services, spiritual readings, wine and tea tasting, raffle, great gifts, and deals on services and gift certificates
          Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-0650

•  Scholarship Giveaway - A College Financial Aid Night will be held at SCV City Hall on Thursday, December 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Blvd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355. Admission will be $10.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, College Planning Experts will be donating a $2,000.00 scholarship to be awarded for a local college-bound student of the William S. Hart School District. The President of the SCV Scholarship Foundation, Judy Riley, will be there to accept the check. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-295-9946
          Website: www.collegeplanningexperts.com

Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 16

•  The Santa Clarita Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker" Ballet - In their 13th annual performance of "The Nutcracker" and fourth year at the state-of-the-art College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, the Santa Clarita Ballet is once again proud to present a beloved holiday classic. Brilliantly choreographed by Carol Guidry, "The Nutcracker" highlights the very best of The Santa Clarita Ballet.
          Phone #: 661-251-0366

Saturday, December 15

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Todd Longshore Park Grand Opening - The 32-acre Todd Longshore Park will be introduced to the community. Reservations required.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-4314
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  "Unwrap a New Home" Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop - Beazer Homes is hosting a series of gift wrap workshops as part of its "Unwrap a New Home for the Holidays" promotion. Open to the public, a free gift wrap workshop will take place at Silver Leaf, located at 5806 Kiblum High Road, Palmdale, CA 93552. Local gift wrap artist Stacey Bosworth from Wrap It Up will showcase the latest materials and techniques used to transform ordinary gift boxes into decorative holiday displays. Plus, one lucky event attendee will win the services of a professional gift wrap expert just in time for the holiday season. Beazer is offering year-end deals on newly constructed homes as part of its Unwrap a New Home for the Holidays savings.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 866-404-0074
          Website: www.beazer.com

•  Vino 100 Holiday celebration! - Join us as we say thank you to our Vino 100 customers. Enjoy wine and appetizers, while you shop. A special 15 percent discount on all regular priced wine & gifts
          Phone #: 294-6886

Sunday, December 16

•  Unitarian Universalist's of SCV Donate to The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley - The Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley are pleased to have chosen the Domestic Violence Center (DVC) of the Santa Clarita Valley as the recipient of the December 2007 Special Collection. Almira Agosto, of the Domestic Violence Center, will speak at the regular 10:30 am church services. Services are held each Sunday, 10:30 AM, at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. The mission of the DVC is to promote and preserve non-violent, non-abusive family systems. Services provided to achieve that end are provided in English and Spanish, and include: emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, women's support groups, crisis intervention, individual counseling, children's therapy, legal service referrals, court approved batterer's program, community outreach education and a community service program.
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Saturday, December 22

•  Seasonal Acupuncture Event - Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center Hosts Seasonal Acupuncture Event for Winter-Get an immune system boost for the upcoming season for $35;
          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-4100

Sunday, December 23

•  Frontline Community Church Hosts Special Christmas Services - A guest singer, Merry Berry Pancake Breakfast for the kids and lots more is in store. Service is held at Legacy Christian Academy.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-513-0240
          Website: www.frontlinecommunitychurch.com

•  Last Chance Sunday - Frontline Community Church Hosts Special Christmas Services A guest singer, Merry Berry Pancake Breakfast for the kids and lots more. Service begins at 10 a.m. at Legacy Christian Academy;
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 513-0240
          Website: www.frontlinecommunitychurch.com

Sunday, December 30

•  Sanctuary Project - The Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley have invited Rev. Frank Johnson and John Paton of the Simi Valley United Church of Christ to speak about their New Sanctuary Project. This Simi Valley church has given sanctuary to an immigrant family which might otherwise have been separated; the undocumented parents deported, and the citizen children detained.
          Time: 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Monday, December 31

•  LETMESAIL's New Year's Eve Bon Voyage ball - Enjoy dinner, entertainment, a live band, dancing, casino games, a midnight countdown, balloon drop and champagne toast while benefiting LETMESAIL, a non-profit organization providing social, recreational, and educational activities for individuals with disabilities.
          Phone #: 661-702-8555
          Website: www.letmesail.org

•  All Corked Up Hosts New Years Eve Party - Ring in the new year starting at 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include wine, hors d'oeuvres buffet, champagne toast, live music, dancing and party favors. Reservations required. $75 per person;
          Phone #: 799-7979

•  Repertory East Playhouse Hosts Carnivale di Venezia - Ring in 2008 with a masquerade ball. Black tie optional.
          Phone #: 661-288-0000

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