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Tuesday, December 2 to Saturday, December 6

•  Masters College presents "Come ChristmasSing 2008" - Join over two hundred fifty musicians from The Master's College as they perform in "Come ChristmasSing 2008: the Splendor of Christmas." The concerts begin at 7:30 pm; though there is also a 2:30 pm matinee on Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert, so come early to enjoy the still life scenes and pre-show music. Since tickets go quickly, don't wait until the last minute to buy them. You can order them online at masters.edu/music or by calling the box office at 661.259.3540, ext. 3193
          Website: www.masters.edu/music

Wednesday, December 3

•  Merry Martinis at McKenna & Greene - Ho! Ho! Ho!

We hope you'll join us for a fun evening of
merry martinis and
a special JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW
this Wednesday.

Designers Grant & Mindy Searcey of
Searcey Design will be in the shop showcasing their wonderful collection of sterling silver jewelry...perfect for holiday gift giving!
Pendants, cuffs, birthstone bars and more.
You won't find anything else like it in this valley!
We offer complimentary holiday gift wrap on any purchase (so let us do the work)!

We look forward to seeing you!

We're located at 27951 Seco Canyon Road
@ the intersection of Copper Hill Drive,
in the CVS Plaza, catty corner to La Cocina.
You can reach us @ 296-0935

Shopping Night Discount

Save 10% on any purchase made during our Martini Party!
(Remember...no purchase necessary to have a good time)
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-0935

Wednesday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 10

•  CalArts presents "blu" -
Through dance, ceremony and a live DJ blu tells the story of how our blood memory unites us to a mythic past. Two Chicana women lead their family to unearth sacred rituals and restore balance despite the barrio realities of gang and military violence.

blu, a new play by Virginia Grise is directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, will perform in Ensemble Theater II (E407) at CalArts (24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia) on Wednesday, December 3 through Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., with a talkback session following the performance; and Monday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free and by reservation only. For reservations, please visit the CalArts events site and click on blu.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.calarts.edu/events

Thursday, December 4

•  Holiday Wine Pairing Night - Learn what wines to serve with favorite holiday fixings. 6-8 p.m. Reservations required; call for details.
          Phone #: 294-6886
          Website: www.vino100valencia.com

Thursday, December 4 to Saturday, December 6

•  COC Dance presents :Fall 2008 Dance Concert - Featuring choreographed dances by faculty, students and alumni, $10 general, $5 students and seniors,
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Friday, December 5

•  Ma Maison Hosts Holiday Open House & Jewelry Trunk Show - featuring raffles, giveaways and wine. Extended business hours on Friday nights until 8 p.m. during the month of November;
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-7983

•  Holiday Home Tour Gala - A stunning, 10,000 square-foot Sand Canyon estate decorated in the season's finest will serve as the backdrop of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's 28th Annual Holiday Home Tour Gala. The festive evening will feature a delicious small-plate buffet dinner, desserts, and cocktail bar from Salt Creek Grille, as well as the exquisite holiday decor for which the Home Tour is famous. Holiday attire is suggested. Location released upon ticket purchase. $150.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  SCV Education Foundation presents Holiday Window Painting - Local children's groups will be painting holiday themed windows in Downtown Old Newhall beginning at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita.
          Time: 3:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 286-4018
          Website: www.scveducationfoundation.org

•  SCV Education Foundation presents Holiday Window Painting - Local children's groups will be painting holiday themed windows in Downtown Old Newhall beginning at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita.
          Time: 3:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 286-4018
          Website: www.scveducationfoundation.org

Friday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 10

•  CalArts School of Theater presents One Eye Gone - Cal Arts Theater presents One Eye Gone, directed by Katie Shook from a script by Erik Ehn. One Eye Gone retells the story of the Godzilla monster threatening to destroy the world and uses puppets, music and environmentally sustainable materials. The opening is Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m. Performances run Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Tuesday, December 9 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Wednesday, December 10 at 8 p.m., on the CalArts campus in Butler Building #2.

Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations may be made online via CalArts website: www.calarts.edu/events. Tickets will become available Monday, November 24. One Eye Gone is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: calarts.edu/events

Friday, December 5 to Saturday, December 13

•  REP East Playhouse Presents "And Then There Were None" - Based on Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians," where eight people of different social classes, each accused of murder, have been brought to the mysterious Indian Island to pay for their crimes. Mature audiences only.

Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, December 6

•  Rooms to Roam Hosts Holiday Open House - From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Cinema Drive near Stonefire Grill;
          Phone #: 259-7890

•  Henry Mayo Holiday Boutique - Holiday shoppers, support your local hospital and get unique gifts for everyone on your list at the 26th Annual Henry Mayo Holiday Boutique at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Select from handcrafted items, jewelry, and tasty gourmet foods, many from SCV businesses. A portion of the proceeds raised at the boutique will be donated to Women's Service at Henry Mayo. 23233 Lyons Avenue, Newhall.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  SCV Mothers of Twins Club 7th Annual Holiday Boutique - Enjoy free coffee and cookies while you explore over 20 vendors offering beautiful, unique and delicious items. Don't miss our amazing raffles!! A portion of the proceeds will go to support Carousel Ranch - providing therapeutic horseback riding for disabled children. Held at Valencia High School, 27801 Dickason Dr. Valencia, (corner of Newhall Ranch Rd. and Dickason). This event is sponsored by KHTS AM 1220- Your Hometown Station. For information send an email to scvmothersoftwins@gmail.com.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-212-0998 (Sharon)

•  YMCA Parent's Night Out - Looking for a nice evening out, or a quiet dinner at home? You have found your answer! Drop off your kids at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA for an evening filled with fun activities and games, in a fun, safe environment. Your children will be served a nutritious, delicious dinner and have a blast playing with other children and participating in age appropriate arts and crafts. Parents Night Out is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th, 2008 from 5-9pm. Signups are required, but this event is open to the public! Please call Jenny Warner (661) 253-3593 for more information.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-3593

•  SCV Education Foundation presents "Childrens Holiday Parade" - Children's holiday parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on the north end of Main Street in Downtown Newhall and ends at Hart Park with snow, refreshments and activities.
          Time: 9:30 AM
          Phone #: (661) 286-4018
          Website: www.scveducationfoundation.org

•  Pet Assistance Foundation presents Pet Pictures with Santa - Folks looking for a unique Christmas card featuring family pets (and humans) with Santa Claus - all to benefit local animal welfare - will be able to get custom photos from the Santa Clarita Chapter of Pet Assistance Foundation starting at $10. No appointment is necessary and any wait is usually very brief.

Held at the Pet Stop Store and Veterinary, located at 16522 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 260-3140

•  Santa Clarita Literacy & Arts Festival - From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held at Hart Park in Newhall, featuring free children's activities, music, storytellers, author appearances, stage shows, crafts and more;
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Website: www.scveducationfoundation.org

Sunday, December 7

•  JCI Santa Clarita Holiday Boutique. - Providing an amazing local shopping experience with unique variety of vendors offering the latest trends in apparel, jewelry, children's clothing and gifts, home and garden accents, gourmet food products and culinary treats, specialty gift items and holiday apparel and accessories. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Road in Valencia.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Website: www.scvjaycees.com

•  Henry Mayo's 23rd Annual Community Tree Lighting - This holiday event includes free children's holiday crafts; children's crafts; letters to Santa; face painting; photos with Santa; entertainment; refreshments; and much more, including the lighting of the tree at 5 pm. This event supports the "Gift of Life Program" where donors help decorate the tree with contributions from $15 to $1000 toward multi-colored ornaments in honor or memory of loved ones.
          Time: 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  Canyons PAC presents "Go Country 105FM Acoustic Holiday Concert" - The explosive energy of Phil Stacey and Josh Gracin will fill the stage as the chart toppers share what has been described as two of the finest new voices in music.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Henry Mayo's 23rd Annual Community Tree Lighting - This holiday event includes free children's holiday crafts; children's crafts; letters to Santa; face painting; photos with Santa; entertainment; refreshments; and much more. and the lighting of the tree at 5 pm.

This event supports the "Gift of Life Program" where donors help decorate the tree with contributions from $15 to $1000 toward multi-colored ornaments in honor or memory of loved ones.
          Time: 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 253-8082
          Website: www.henrymayo.com

•  4th Annual Girl Scout Holiday Boutique - Mothers and daughters of Senior Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 2362 invite you to shop for unique handmade holiday decor, gifts, ornaments, jewelry, gourmet items and baked goods. Held at the Valencia Hills HOA Clubhouse (26040 Oakvale Dr. in Valencia), the proceeds will benefit Girl Scouts and the Family Partnership Fund.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-1673

•  4th Annual Girl Scout Holiday Boutique - Mothers and daughters of Senior Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 2362 invite you to shop for unique handmade holiday decor, gifts, ornaments, jewelry, gourmet items and baked goods. Held at the Valencia Hills HOA Clubhouse (26040 Oakvale Dr. in Valencia), the proceeds will benefit Girl Scouts and the Family Partnership Fund. to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-1673

Wednesday, December 10

•  Women on Wine - Vino 100 celebrates women's love for wine on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. Join other wine-loving women for the ultimate girls' night out complete with wine tasting, food and loads of fun. $20;
          Phone #: 294-6886
          Website: www.vino100valencia.com

•  Living With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners - Holidays are sad reminders of those we have lost. A free informational presentation on the closure process and learning to risk in relationships again will take place at Santa Clarita City Hall;
          Phone #: 733-0692
          Website: www.thegriefprogram.com

•  Living With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners - A free community presentation on Living With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Santa Clarita City Hall. The presentation will be conducted by The Grief Program, an organization dedicated to guiding grieving people in resolving loss issues step-by-step to a richer quality of life.

If you are suffering the pain of loss, whether through death, divorce or other losses, please plan on attending.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-733-0692

Thursday, December 11

•  Building a Recession-Proof Life - Learn about the key tools you have naturally available to you for finding balance and improving your life.

Learn how to tap into and use the most powerful part of your mind, your subconscious to:-reduce stress and anxiety-increase confidence-sleep better-overcome fears-stop smoking-release weight-improve finances (increasing sales in business, confidence to follow a new life path, tapping into creativity, releasing fears)
-and up to 180 other life issues

Hypnotherapy is a proven, powerful, fast therapeutic modality. In fact, Time Magazine calls it "the wonder drug of the new millenium!" Although, it is not a drug, but an all natural, relaxing experience.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-4100
          Website: www.therapeuticalhypnosis.com

•  Holiday Boutique - Featuring Jewels by Park Lane Jewelry, Beijo Bags, Dove Chocolate, Julie's Custom Signs, Patty's Holiday Decor and more....

Earn $20 cash for every jewelry order placed by a friend you bring to the boutique. You can also place your own order and receive $20 cash. Bring more than one friend and with a combined order of $175 or more, you can shop for half price items and jewelry up to 80% off.

Avoid the work of a party in your home when you can come to mine. Have a "Girls Night Out" and bring your friends to share in the savings. Don't miss the fun! Raffle prizes will be awarded and refreshments served too. Held at 23924 Via Bocina, Valencia, CA 91355
          Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 305-8099

Friday, December 12

•  Sierra Hillbillies Holiday Dance - The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its Holiday Dance at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Newhall. Rick Hampton will be calling squares, and Cindy Mower will cue rounds.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 250-8828
          Website: www.sierrahillbillies.org

Friday, December 12 to Saturday, December 13

•  REP East Playhouse Presents "And then there were None" - Based on Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians," where eight people, each accused of murder, have been brought to Indian Island to pay for their crimes. For mature audiences;
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Friday, December 12 to Sunday, December 14

•  Bethlehem Lutheran presents "Follow the Star to Bethlehem" - An exciting, walk-thru, or drive-thru production featuring the story of Christmas, and the life of Jesus Christ, portrayed with actors, music and dramatic dialogue.
          Phone #: 252-0622
          Website: www.followthestar.com

Saturday, December 13

•  Goddess Fitness Hosts Grand Opening Christmas Party - Join Goddess Fitness at their new, larger location at 26635 Valley Center Drive (Soledad and Golden Valley Bridge). Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and live performances from the Goddess Fitness Dance staff starting at 8 p.m.;
          Phone #: 251-2831

•  Join the Second Annual "Beast" Holiday Run/Walk for Food - Saturday, December 13
Join the Second Annual "Beast" Holiday Run/Walk for Food
Join local runners and hikers for the second annual holiday scaling of The Beast to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. The Beast is a dirt-and-gravel fire road that begins at the park-and-ride where San Fernando Road dead-ends just east of Highway 14.

Starting from an elevation of 1,100 feet above sea level, the trail winds steeply up the foothills of Whitney Canyon Park all the way to Los Pinetos Peak at an altitude of 3,864 feet. The round trip is approximately 9.5 miles. Hikers start at dawn. Runners get underway at 7 a.m. A $20 pledge earns you the much-sought-after "I Conquered The Beast 2008" tee-shirt and the admiration of your peers! Come out and join the fun, or stay home and make a pledge from the comfort of your easy chair - your local community will benefit either way! The event is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Runners;
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Website: www.donsdiary.net

•  Be of Good Cheer - Let the singers of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale show you once again that it is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Among the tunes bringing you holiday cheer are John Rutter's fable, "Brother Heinrich's Christmas" and "A Christmas Garland" by Conrad Susa, a new work weaving together familiar favorites: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen;" "We Three Kings;" "Joy to the World" and "O Come All Ye Faithful." Also on the program is Jonathan Wilcock's "Magnificat." Brass accompaniment adds joy to the occasion. Tickets are available on-line: $26/$22/$19 General Admission; $21/$17/$14 Senior (62+)/Student.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

•  Holiday Gifts--A Special Family Matinee - New this year, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents a kid-friendly program that's sure to become an annual tradition for your family's holiday celebrations. This 75-minute concert includes festive holiday tunes, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa. Admission is only $10, making it an affordable afternoon's entertainment for the whole family. All children must have a ticket to enter the auditorium. Open seating. Tickets are available on-line at www.scmasterchorale.org.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

•  3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Veteran's Plaza - The 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor our troops will be held at the Veteran's Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. It will include speakers, music, carolers, and the lighting of the red, white, and blue lights on a 25 foot tree.

This is a collaborative venture involving the Historical Veterans Memorial Committee, Blue Star Mothers Chapters 82 and 91, and Prayer Angels for the Military. The entire community is invited to join along in honoring all our military this holiday season, and to share in some holiday cheer. Refreshments will be served.

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, December 12.

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 (661) 253-0811.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-0811

•  Master Chorale Presents Be of Good Cheer - Among the tunes bringing you holiday cheer, beginning at 8 p.m., are John Rutter's fable, "Brother Heinrich's Christmas" and "A Christmas Garland" by Conrad Susa, a new work weaving together familiar favorites. Brass accompaniment adds joy to the occasion;
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 254-8886
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

•  Pet Assistance Foundation presents Pet Pictures with Santa - Folks looking for a unique Christmas card featuring family pets (and humans) with Santa Claus - all to benefit local animal welfare - will be able to get custom photos from the Santa Clarita Chapter of Pet Assistance Foundation starting at $10. No appointment is necessary and any wait is usually very brief.

Held at the Pet Supply Store, located at 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus;
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 260-3140

Tuesday, December 16

•  Black Bag Wine Club Members Preview Night - You decide. That's the philosophy behind Vino 100's monthly wine club offering and preview event. Each month Vino 100 will pour four select wines that are not yet available in the store. Members can taste all four wines then decide which two they would like to take home that month. No cost for members; all others $15/person;
          Phone #: 294-6886
          Website: www.vino100valencia.com

Thursday, December 18

•  Wines of Portugal - 6-8 p.m.; $15/person;
          Phone #: 294-6886
          Website: www.vino100valencia.com

•  DAA December Celebration - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will celebrate the national Democratic landslide and the tremendous impact of local volunteers at its holiday meeting. All Democrats are invited. (There will be no November meeting.)
          Phone #: 222-7194
          Website: www.DAA.org

Friday, December 19 to Sunday, December 21

•  Santa Clarita Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" - This spectacular program is a favorite holiday tradition embellished with beautiful sets, exquisite dancing and gorgeous costumes;
          Phone #: 251-0366
          Website: www.santaclaritaballet.net

Sunday, December 21

•  Seasonal Acupuncture Treatment - $35 per treatment
          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 252-4100
          Website: www.keneallyacupuncture.com

Monday, December 22

•  YMCA Parent's Day Out - Need to finish up some last minute holiday shopping? Or would like a few hours in a quite house to complete your wrapping or baking?

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is offering a "Parents Day Out" from 12-4pm on Monday December 22nd for you to finish up any of those small holiday details. Kids will enjoy a fun afternoon of age appropriate games and arts and crafts. Your children will also be served a nutritious, delicious lunch in a fun, safe environment. This event is open to the public, however signups are required. Please call Jenny Warner for more information.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-253-3593

Wednesday, December 24

•  Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at NorthPark Community Church - An awe-inspiring, interactive, joyful service for the whole family. Service times are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.;
          Website: www.northpark.com

Saturday, December 27

•  Santa Clarita Trip to See High School Musical: The Ice Tour - Celebrate the holidays with the gang from High School Musical at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The trip includes transportation by bus and reserved seats in the lower level at the Honda Center;
          Phone #: 284-1465
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

Wednesday, December 31

•  Family Fun New Year's Eve Party! - Mountasia presents a Family Fun New Year's Eve Party! $20 entrance fee for both kids and adults includes UNLIMITED Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Rock Wall and regular Video Games. Pre-sale tickets are available through 12/30. Receive a FREE dinner-sized Hot Fudge Sundae or Banana Split at the New Years Eve party with your pre-sale ticket purchase! This event is rain or shine, if it rains the price will be reduced to $10! ($10 refunds will be given at the door for pre-sale purchased tickets).
          Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.253.4FUN
          Website: www.mountasiafuncenter.com

•  Valencia Christian Center Hosts First-annual New Year's Eve Celebration - At 9 p.m. at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church;
          Time: 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 977-4100
          Website: HTTP://www.valenciachristiancenter.org

•  Rep East Playhouse Hosts Carnivale di Venezia - Starting at 8 p.m., celebrate the new year at Santa Clarita's hottest dance party. Don carnivale masks and black tie or cocktail attire, then dine on appetizers from RSVP - The Catering Company, dessert, Champagne from the Loose Goose and wine from Engelmann Cellars. Advanced sales are $60 per person and $100 per couple
          Time: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

•  LETMESAIL's Bon Voyage Ball - To ring in 2009, guests will again enjoy delicious food, including hand-passed hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner and a scrumptious dessert bar. Swinging music provided by the Bump City Band will encourage party goers to dance all night long. Casino game tables featuring poker, blackjack, roulette and craps will extend to the foyer as well as the adjacent Valencia Room at the Hyatt, ensuring that everyone will win lots of raffle tickets for chances to score amazing gift baskets when they cash-out. A strolling magician will provide dazzling slight-of-hand close up magic wonder and complimentary photographs provided by O'Connor Photography will capture you looking your best in your formal attire. To ring in the New Year, there will be midnight festivities with a balloon drop, hats, noisemakers and - of course - plenty of champagne!

Held at the Hyatt Valencia, Individaul Tickets $175, Couples $300, Couples Party & Hotel Package $450; After Dinner Party Package $75/ea or $125/couple. Book your tickets online or contact LETMESAILS office.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
          Phone #: 702-8555
          Website: www.letmesail.org/newyearseveball.asp

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