May, 2009 Community Calendar
Monday, April 27 to Monday, June 1

•  Art Show at Tournament Players Club - The Santa Clarita Artists' Association (SCAA) announced a new exhibit at the Tournament Players Club (TPC), representing the artwork of 22 local artists. Tournament Players Club is located at 26550 Heritage View Lane, in Valencia. The Club is closed on Mondays; open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am - 9 pm; and on Friday through Sunday for breakfast from 7 am - 9 pm.
          Phone #: 661.288.1995

Friday, May 1

•  College of the Canyons Hosts Community College Choir Festival - The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons will be filled with harmonies when five choirs perform at the second annual Community College Choir Festival. Choirs from Harbor College, Citrus College, Glendale College, Fullerton College and College of the Canyons will perform for 10 minutes. This is a free event and open to the public.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-3494

Saturday, May 2

•  Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic - Held at Central Park, take care of your furry friends with low-cost vaccinations, license renewal and free micro-chipping for your pet;
          Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 286-4193

Sunday, May 3

•  Child and Family Center presents "Taste of the Town" - Held at Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia, you'll enjoy all-you-can-eat food and beverages from Santa Clarita's favorite and up-and-coming restaurants, caterers, wine companies and breweries. Featuring live entertainment, chef-lead cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and more. Adults only, please. General admission $50, Reserved seating $85.
          Time: 1:00 PM

•  2009 Arthritis Walk - Held at Six Flags Magic Mountain, this nationwide event raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the most common cause of disability. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.;

•  SCV Concert Band Spring Concert - Variety is the theme of this Concert, offering a sampling of the best
music from a variety of genres from Light Classical, Show Tunes, Latin,
to Swing, Jazz and more. Fifty of the area's finest musicians
demonstrate the versatility of the Concert Band. If you like music,
you'll love this. With tickets ranging from $9 to $16, this is an event
not to be missed at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street in
Downtown Newhall.
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 799-2702

•  Self Mastery Workshop - "The Encounter" - This workshop is designed to help you uncover limiting beliefs and unconscious blocks that are standing in the way of your desires. You will gain insight, tools and freedom as you navigate through a board game called "The Encounter". The workshop lasts between 2-4 hours depending on number of attendees. Cost $75.Held at: Moment Connections - 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202, in Newhall.
          Phone #: 661.964.9203

•  World Music Festival 2009 - Held at CalArts, this presentation of new dance, drama and musical creations explores the fusion between ancient tradition and contemporary ideas.
          Time: 8:00 PM

Tuesday, May 5

•  Frontline Community Church Presents Thirty-One Unplugged - Join the Women of 31 as they support A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project in LA. Bring your gently used clothes, shoes and purses with you. Tickets on sale now;
          Time: 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10

•  COC Theatre Presents "Noises Off" - A hapless provincial theater company puts on a conventional sexy farce called Nothing On. $10 regular price $5 students with ID, seniors age 60 and above, and children 12 and younger Held at the Performing Arts Center. "Noises Off" will take the stage at 8 p.m. on May 7 through May 9 and at 2 p.m. on May 10.
          Phone #: 362-5304

Friday, May 8

•  Whole Live Foods Workshop - Stacey Nivichanov, Raw Vegan Chef will introduce you to the benefits of living raw foods in an interactive workshop.
Experience the ease of preparation and taste sensations of Mexican living raw foods. Learn how to create dehydrated snacks. Taste delicious recipes, such as appetizers, pizzas, wraps, and more
Held at 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 201
Santa Clarita. Only $35 covers workshop and includes your gourmet meal and recipes. Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot, as space is limited, call (661) 287-6115 or email
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-287-6115

•  Santa Clarita Man & Woman of the Year Dinner - Extraordinary volunteers and nonprofits will be honored at the Hyatt Valencia;
          Phone #: 297-7961

Saturday, May 9

•  Living Foods Breakfast Potluck - Join like minded health conscious individuals for Saturday morning breakfast. Share insights, recipes and discuss the benefits of raw and living foods. Stacey Nivichanov, Raw Vegan Chef will demonstrate fast and easy living raw food breakfast ideas. Held at 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 201
Santa Clarita. $10 Bring your own live raw* food breakfast item (enough for 8) $20 Want to come for fun and food. Call to reserve your spot, as space is limited, (661) 287-6115 or email
*Please note that this refers to raw, living, vegan foods such as sprouts, greens, vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts. It does not refer to any animal or dairy products.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
          Phone #: 661-287-6115

•  A Taste of All Corked Up Wine Festival - Join All Corked Up for their Second Annual Wine Festival and taste over 40 renowned wines such as Silver Oak, Groth, Tobin James, enjoy fabulous food and dance the night away with music from Acoustic Soul. Space is limited, Tickets $69/person. Must be 21 or older to enter. Buy your tickets online at their website or call for more details. Located at 26350 Diamond Place in Santa Clarita (behind Walmart/Sams Club). Proceeds of this event will benefit the SCV Senior Center and all of the featured wines will be available for purchase at the event.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.799.7979

•  Pet Expo USA hosts Annual Expo - Featuring Cesar Millan, "The Dog Whisperer," and performances by "Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog," this year's Expo promises to be the best yet. Held at COC's Valencia campus, the event boasts an exotic baby animal petting zoo, pony rides, live music, food, and all kinds of pet products and services. Animals will be available for adoption.
          Time: 10:00 AM

•  Breakfast with the Gibbons - Held at the Gibbons Conservation Center Includes a guided tour of the largest group of gibbons (small apes) in the Americas;
          Phone #: 296-2737

Tuesday, May 12

•  Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals Bridal Seminar - Held at the Hyatt Valencia, Learn the secrets of planning a successful wedding. Allow the experts of the Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals to answer all of your questions and give you tips to make your special event unforgettable. $10 per bride includes one guest

Thursday, May 14

•  Bike to Work Day Challenge - Join the biggest bicycle commute in California. The City of Santa Clarita hosts as employers (big and small) battle to see who can get the most employees to bike to work.

•  SCV Quilt Guild - The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month . The meeting includes Show and Share of members' quilt works, refreshments and a program. Annual dues are $25 ($22 for members age 55 and older); $5 for guests. Walk-ins are welcome. Meetings are held at the Santa Clarita Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus (The guild is not affiliated with the church).
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday, May 15

•  COC Music Presents Pops Concert - COC's Symphonic Band will perform at the Performing Arts Center;
          Phone #: 362-5304

Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17

•  ARTstART Festival at COC - Guests will enjoy the aesthetic achievements and artistic offerings of the college, as well as a number of local elementary school students that will be presenting artwork during the festival's student show and 'Instructor Spotlight' showcase.The festival also features live music, student theatre performances, modern dance presentations, gallery exhibits, interactive lectures, in class demonstrations and a unique open house and tour of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).
          Phone #: 362-3651

•  Saugus Speedway presents 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show - Beat the summer heat and save at Santa Clarita's largest Home & Garden Show. Meet professionals in the fields of solar solutions; air conditioning; windows and doors; pools and spas; sunrooms; wall treatments and much, much more. See page 37 of our May 2009 Printed Issue for 2-for-1 admission coupon. Vendor space still available;
          Phone #: 259-3886 extension 222

Saturday, May 16

•  Tom Rush with the Lovell Sisters - Filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues, a Tom Rush concert is an American music experience not to be missed. Joined with the Lovell Sisters, who play an innovative fusion of country, folk and contemporary acoustic music. Held at the COC Performing Arts Center.
          Phone #: 362-5304

•  City of Santa Clarita presents the Magic Castle - Join other SCVians as they visit this private, members only destination for a special afternoon of magic and mystery. Enjoy a delicious brunch and the popular "Palace of Mystery" show featuring grand illusions and Academy of Magic Arts stage performers. Registration required.
          Phone #: 284-1465

•  BMCF 8th Annual FIGHT IT! 5k - Join hundreds of runners and walkers who will follow the cross-country course along the hills and tree-lined trails of Central Park. Presented by JCI Santa Clarita Valley (the SCV Jaycees) and measured by the SC Runners, the 8th Annual "Fight It! 5K" Race and Walk-a-Thon is the signature fundraising even for the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF). participants will enjoy a hearty breakfast of fruit, juices, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and raffle prizes with their admission. Registration for students K-12, active duty military, police and fire personnel will be $15 pre-registration and $20 regular. For adults, registration will be $25 pre-registration and $30 regular. Pet registration will be $5.
          Time: 8:00 AM

•  LifeForward Workshops for Women: Employment - Learn about transferable skills, interviewing skills, resume preparation, and local resources for job search.

Space is limited and child care is not available. RSVP by calling (661) 252-9731. Zonta is a non-profit organization of professionals dedicated to improving the status of women through service, advocacy and awareness. Workshops are free and will be held at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9731

•  Spring 2009 Photo Print Competition - The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers' Association presents their Spring 2009 Photo Print Competition to be held at the Bridgeport Community Clubhouse. Guests will enjoy Wine and Jazz while browsing photo submissions. Entries must be submitted May 8th through May 14th. Judging will take place the morning of the event. For complete entry info please visit the Association's website.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17

•  47th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair - The annual Sierra Madre Art Fair is an irresistible feast for all the senses: beautiful art to look at, craft projects to make with your hands, a delectable assortment of food and drink and finally, an array of fabulous musicians to delight the ear. Be sure to stop by booth #62 to see new watercolors and printmaking from Belinda Del Pesco (pictured). This year's event will be held for two days on Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9:30am—6:00pm and Sunday, May 17, 2009, 9:30am—5:00pm in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, CA.
          Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, May 17

•  Child Auditions for Grease! - Does your child have a passion for the stage? They could be the next Sandy or Danny, so don't miss out on their opportunity to join the cast of ESCAPE Theatre's production of "Grease." Auditions are being held Sunday, May 17 for kids ages six through college. The performance will take place at the Hart High School Auditorium on Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Grease is the word!
          Phone #: 299-5264

•  Angel Class - How the Angels Can Help You In Your Life - Topics: Why Consider Angels if you are a Skeptic/How to work with the Angels/How to get Guidance and Direct Signs from Angels/How the Angels can Help You With Specific Situations in Your Life/The Masterful Archangels and their Roles/The "Arms Process®" for Manifestation from the Angels. Cost - $44.44, RSVP Required. Held at Moment Connections 22916 Lyons Avenue, Suite 202 in Newhall
          Phone #: 661.964.9203

•  Unitarian Universalist Church to host nationally-acclaimed musician - Jim Scott will share his original music during worship at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., in Newhall. Scott well known for his music contributions to the faith and his assistance to the Unitarian Universalist Association's "Green Sanctuary" program, designed to give roots and wings to the vision that we can create a world in which all people revere, offer gratitude, and care for the living Earth.
          Time: 10:30 AM
          Phone #: 661-254-7866

•  2009 SCV Healthy Baby Expo - The SCV Healthy Baby Expo is a health fair focusing on prenatal and postpartum mothers, fathers and babies, including information on how to have a better pregnancy and birthing experience and a healthier baby. Expectant parents will have the opportunity to be educated on several pregnancy-related health topics and learn about what to expect when delivering at Henry Mayo. The free community event, which includes a number of activities for the entire family, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pavilion parking area at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia.

          Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 253-8060

•  Temple Beth Ami presents Jewish Food Festival - Held at Bridgeport Marketplace, you are invited to enjoy Jewish favorites, such as high-stacked pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, hot dogs, knishes, bagels with cream cheese and lox, and so much more! There will be kid favorites such as popcorn, ice cream, snow cones and cotton candy. The festival will offer face painting, airbrushed tattoos, musical entertainment and tons of other fun activities. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-0552

Monday, May 18

•  Santa Clarita Artists' present Johanna Spinks - Nationally acclaimed artist Johanna Spinks will be featured at The Santa Clarita Artists' Association May Meeting for instruction and inspiration. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, American Artist Magazine and many others. Meetings are held at the Westfield Town Center Community Room (between JC Penney and the Food Court). Non-members are welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM

•  SCV Zonta Hosts Golf Tournament - At Robinson Ranch, enjoy 18 holes, on-course refreshments, barbecue lunch, prizes, an auction and gourmet dinner;
          Phone #: 252-9351

Monday, May 18 to Monday, June 15

•  Sewing & Craft Classes - Join Santa Clarita Sewing Machine Company as they form Sewing and Craft Classes for the Summer. Call for class times and to register! Located at 23300 Cinema Dr, Suite 109 next to Stone Fire Grill.
          Phone #: 661-255-9911

•  99¢ Scissor Sharpening - Visit Santa Clarita Sewing Machine Company through June 15th and enjoy 99A Scissor Sharpening (No left handed scissors, please). Located at 23300 Cinema Dr, Suite 109 next to Stone Fire Grill.
          Phone #: 661.255.9911

Wednesday, May 20

•  Santa Clarita Poets & Songwriters - Join local poets and lyricists at the Canyon Country Joann Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Rd. Every third Wednesday in 2009. You are welcome to bring a poem or lyrics of your own composition either to read aloud or to "workshop." If you would like feedback, please bring at least 6 copies to pass around.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 251-2720

Thursday, May 21

•  Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) Meeting - Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") will hold its regular monthly meeting at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Learn about the latest SCV, state and national events and opportunities as part of a warm and dynamic progressive group. All Dems welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 661 222-7194

Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 31

•  REP East Playhouse Presents "The Wedding Singer" - Opening Night Gala It will take you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room
          Phone #: 288-0000

Saturday, May 23 to Saturday, June 27

•  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" - A musical that displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity and satirical comments on social class;
          Phone #: 799-2702

Monday, May 25

•  Tribute to Veterans - Tribute to Veterans is a wonderful event for the whole family and includes music, a Flag ceremony, speakers, dignitaries, Military plane fly-overs, food and the reading of the names on the Memorial Wall. Local Boy and Girl Scouts and others honor our deceased Veterans by decorating their graves with American flags the Saturday before Memorial Day. Attending this event is a wonderful way to remember and honor our Veterans, and remind ourselves and show our young people the real reason for this Holiday. Held at Eternal Valley Cemetery, 23287 North Sierra Highway in Newhall.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-294-7985

Thursday, May 28

•  DAA Hosts Health Care Expert - Santa Clarita's next Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") meeting will feature Dr. Mel Kirschner of Health Care for All, California. What are the current State and Federal health care proposals? Can single payer best serve Californians? The presentation will be held on Thursday evening, May 28 starting at 7:00PM at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. All Dems welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 222-7194

Friday, May 29

•  COC Performing Arts Center Presents Los Lobos - Using musical molds built on the blues, rockabilly, jazz, Latin and their own Mexican-American heritage, they subtly challenge fans with conscience-raising songs and thought-provoking lyrics;
          Phone #: 362-5304

•  DAA Hosts Health Care Expert - Santa Clarita's next Democratic Alliance for Action ("DAA") meeting will feature Dr. Mel Kirschner of Health Care for All, California. What are the current State and Federal health care proposals? Can single payer best serve Californians? Presentation will be at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. All Dems welcome.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 222-7194

Friday, May 29 to Friday, June 5

•  The Drive Safe Program Hosts White Ribbon Week - The Drive Safe Program encourages responsible driving among teens and discourages driving or being a passenger in a car in which the driver is tired, intoxicated, speeding or dangerously distracted. The White Ribbon Week is a pre-graduation program in remembrance of the local teens who have lost their lives in auto collisions. As a part of the program, high school seniors are asked to wear white ribbons during graduation ceremonies in memory of those who have lost their lives in car collisions. The ribbons are free and available to the public;
          Phone #: 250-3731

Saturday, May 30

•  Iron Circus: Freestyle Motocross, Comedy and Music - Saugus Speedway Hosts as LETMESAIL (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise, Social Activity and Independent Living) has announced an exciting new fundraising event that's sure to be a hit with everyone in your family. Presented by Metal Mulisha Events, the Iron Circus features six top-tier professional freestyle motocross athletes performing an electrifying array of mid-air tricks 35 feet in the air across a 75-foot gap.The Iron Circus is a thrilling blend of high-flying freestyle motocross, motorcycle stunts, comedy and music that will provide a memorable night of entertainment for the entire family. You'll be left in awe by the sights and sounds of the Iron Circus! Gates open at the Speedway at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, with kids under 12 priced at $10. Cash only; no credit cards will be accepted.

•  COC Foundation Hosts SCV Wine Classic - The annual event, held at the California Institute of the Arts, boasts variety of vintage wines for tasting and purchase, as well as gourmet cuisine. Bid on an array of rare and current wines and more during the live and silent auctions;
          Phone #: 362-3737

•  American Cancer Society Hosts SCV's 11th-Annual Relay for Life - held at Central Park in Saugus. A fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your local American Cancer Society;
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Phone #: 818-652-2505

•  Hoedown at Tesoro Historical Park - A western-style hoedown on May 30; this will be a co-sponsored event by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association (SCAA) and the LA County Parks and Recreations Dept. The public can enjoy festivities, music, view artwork, and potluck nibbles from 12-4 pm, as well as a free tour of the museum.
          Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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