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May, 2011 Community Calendar
Wednesday, April 27 to Sunday, May 1

•  Cowboy Festival - City of Santa Clarita Hosts Cowboy Festival Enjoy performances by cowboy musicians and poets, dine on cowboy cuisine, tour a movie set and much more;
          Phone #: 286-4021
          Website: www.cowboyfestival.org

Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 8

•  Shen Yun Performing Arts - Inspired by 5000 years history and tradition, Shen Yun Performing Arts is considered the most authentic cultural observance in the world. Creating one of the most visually stunning experiences on stage, Shen Yun features brilliant traditional dances, songs and symphony. Its masterful choreography ranges from grand imperial processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns. Spectacular visuals take you to another world, with blossoming landscapes and celestial palaces appearing on beautiful animated backdrops. Meanwhile, the Shen Yun live orchestra performs all-original compositions while combining classical Western and Chinese instruments as never before.
          Phone #: 800-880-0188
          Website: www.LAspectacular.com

Sunday, May 1

•  Child & Family Center Hosts Taste of the Town - Over 40 purveyors offer all-you-can-eat/drink samples of their finest;
          Website: www.tasteofthetown.com

•  2011 Memorial Garden Tour - The 6th annual Memorial Garden Tour is made up of exhibitors scattered throughout Santa Clarita Valley who have generously consented to share their gardens with you. This is a self guided tour that asks for freewill donations which supports the Cole William Larsen Foundation. This 501(c)3 non profit charity supports families of our fallen and wounded military. Come out for the day and enjoy a variety of beautiful gardens exploding with color and fragrance celebrating what Spring has to offer.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-433-9141
          Website: www.memorialgardentour.com

Tuesday, May 3

•  Making Permanent Change Easy - Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, will present a free workshop offering five easy steps to making a permanent change on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session regarding the "Biggest Winner" competition. The 12-week lifestyle modification program is designed to educate and empower the participants to make the right choices to get lean and strong for a lifetime. The winner of the competition receives a cash prize. De Sesa's office is located at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355. RSVP: 661-294-0429.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Wednesday, May 4

•  Holiday Home Tour Fashion Show Luncheon - The Holiday Home Tour League welcomes the community to attend their Membership Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Tournament Players' Club (TPC) in Valencia.Men and women interested in learning more about the Home Tour and volunteering for the 2011 holiday season are encouraged to attend. The Fashion Show will include a variety of summer styles, graciously provided by the WHITE HOUSE/BLACK MARKET. Tickets for the luncheon and fashion show are $25 per person.
Reservations requested!
          Time: 11:30 AM
          Phone #: 661-253-9844

Thursday, May 5 to Friday, May 6

•  SPRING DANCE CONCERT - COC Dance pays tribute to National Dance Week, featuring the COC Dance Company and the choreography of special guest artists, faculty andstudents. Experience and celebrate National Dance Week with College of the Canyons Dance by participating in this event, which is sure to excite and create a "want to dance" feeling.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Friday, May 6

•  SCV Man & Woman of the Year Awards Dinner - SCV Man & Woman of the Year Awards Dinner Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, the event honors an outstanding man and woman who have given years of volunteer service;
          Website: www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com

•  "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair - Everyone who attends will receive a Heart Health Passport and can visit several heart health screening stations for complimentary cholesterol and glucose tests; blood pressure monitoring; height and weight measurement; and body fat analysis. Members of Henry Mayo's respiratory therapy department will provide tests to measure oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide levels, and our Advanced Primary Stroke Center team will provide education on the signs and symptoms of stroke. 12-hour fasting is recommended for more accurate blood screening results. In addition to the medical screenings, participants can enjoy healthy snacks while speaking with a Henry Mayo nutritionist about improving their eating habits and get additional heart health information from our community partners in attendance. Held at The Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, behind the Newhall Metrolink station at Railroad Avenue.
          Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
          Phone #: (661) 253-8408

•  In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles - The award winning, smash hit musical biography of the Beatles as seen through the eyes of their manager Brian Epstein and featuring the live music of world renowned tribute band, Abbey Road is live, on stage in Santa Clarita for one night only! More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to "be there" at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles. In My Life takes the audience back to February 1964, when Americans saw the Beatles for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show, playing I Want to Hold Your Hand. Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the creation of the haunting Yesterday and the raucous rock and roll of Revolution. Tickets $25 & $40
          Phone #: 661-799-2702
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Saturday, May 7

•  COC CHOIR PRESENTS SPRING SING - The COC choirs reunite for a fabulous evening of music! Featuring music for mixed voices, women's voices and vocal jazz, this concert promises something for everyone's musical taste.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection - A monthly group dedicated to reuniting grandparents and grandchildren. It is comprised of grandparents, grandchildren, and parents united for the purpose to advocate for those children, to educate and bring into awareness, and support the grandparents who suffer from the loss of affection and contact with their grandchildren.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-714-2787
          Website: www.grandparentchildconnect.org/

•  Tribute to Beatles Concert - The Beatunes, an LA-based Beatles tribute band performs "record-accurate" Beatles music. Come out for a great evening of live entertainment. It's Mother's Day Weekend, so treat your Mom and her friends! Refreshments, raffles, sing-alongs. Family-friendly show! Held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road in Valencia; $20 at the door, Advanced Tickets $15 and available at The Living Room Emporium (27261 Camp Plenty Rd., Canyon Country) or OutWest Western Boutique (24265 Main St., Newhall)
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 254-7866
          Website: www.UUofSCV.org

Monday, May 9

•  Community Gardens Grand Opening - Community Gardens of Santa Clarita Grand Opening - The community garden project located within Central Park, enables residents to enjoy their own fresh, pesticide and preservative free vegetable gardens, harvested from their own plots that will be available for a nominal annual rental fee. Held at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
          Time: 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-255-4939

•  BBQ/Salsa Showdown - held at the Jack S. Bones Equestrian center in Castaic, guests will enjoy food, games, vendors, displays, pet adoption, a kids' play zone and live music to benefit 999 for Kids, Soldiers' Angels, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Military Activation Committee and Fueled by the Fallen. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 7 to 14 and free for kids 6 and under;
          Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Website: www.alanar.net/bbq

•  Santa Monica Moonlight Stroll - Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy & Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Present Moonlight Stroll
Starting at 7 p.m. at the Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, wander the trails under a nearly-full moon and uncover plants and nocturnal animals. The easy hike is approximately two hours and it's free. Parking is $7.

Tuesday, May 10

•  Ballet Folklorico - The 25th-anniversary tour features more than 45 dancers and 10 musicians. Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.

          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  2nd annual "Locks of Love" event - Salon Glo hosts 2nd annual "Locks of Love" event, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PMSalon Glo is supporting Locks of Love by requesting a $15 donation in exchange for a luxurious Kerastase hair treatment and blowdry ($70 value)A Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. A 
          Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 799-9300
          Website: www.got2glo.com

Friday, May 13

•  Carousel Ranch Hosts "How the West was Won" Trap Shoot - Carousel Ranch Hosts "How the West was Won" Trap Shoot Held at Oak Tree Gun Club. You don't need to be a professional marksman to participate in Carousel Ranch's annual trap shoot. In fact, you don't need any experience at all! Geared toward the "novice and better" shooter, the "How the West was Won" Trap Shoot promises to be a day filled with fun, food and prizes. Held at Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, you'll shoot in teams in a friendly attempt to take first prize. Mulligan packages include tickets for "make up" shots, as well as games (shooting a set of bowling pins, shooting off a saddled training horse and more). Unique to Oak Tree, all the trap throwers will be loaded with varied-color targets that award bonus points to teams when broken. Your donation to Carousel Ranch includes a gun rental, amo, targets and a delicious barbecue lunch. Sponsored by Benelli
          Phone #: 268-8010
          Website: www.carouselranch.org

•  College of the Canyons POPS! Concert - Featuring COC's best jazz musicians performing favorites by Glenn Miller, Henry Mancini, Dirk Fischerand many others.
Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac

Friday, May 13 to Saturday, June 18

•  "Cabaret" - It is the city of Berlin in 1930, a time when political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roam the streets. Enter into this chaos a British cabaret performer, working at the downtown "Kit-Kat club" where anything goes on the stage. Into her life come several characters; a rich German politician, a young American man struggling with his identity, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Emcees, who welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $21 for Adults and $18 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Saturday, May 14

•  Fight It! 5K - Join us as we celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Fight It! 5K taking place on May 14, 2011, at Central Park in Santa Clarita. Produced by JCI Santa Clarita Valley (The Jaycees), this event is the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's largest annual fundraiser. This 10K/5K/1K race and walk-a-thon is open to walkers and runners of all abilities...and their canine companions, too!
          Time: 7:30 AM
          Phone #: 661 375-7355
          Website: www.fightit5k.com

•  The Magic Eye - The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is pleased to host Ann Mauer at the Saugus Train Station. The author will speak about her novel 'The Magic Eye' based on the life of Milton Trumble, famed SCV inventor and the man behind continuous oil rigging. $5 per person. Proceeds to benefit the 2011 SCVHS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN.
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 661-254-1275
          Website: www.scvhs.org

•  Santa Clarita Pet and Family Expo - The Santa Clarita Pet and Family Expo will be held at Central Park and will play host to amazing entertainment: Actress and Celebrity Megan Blake, Pit Boss Shorty Rossi of Animal Planet, Linda Blair, Skateboarding Bulldogs, Dancing Dogs and so much more!
          Phone #: 661-210-6995
          Website: www.petexpousa.net

•  Sale To Benefit Single Mothers - The Living Room Emporium and Camelot Moving and Storage are joining forces to present an enormous estate sale to benefit Single Mothers Outreach. On Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. customers can shop in the parking lot in front of the emporium at 27261 Camp Plenty Road. Furniture, home decor, antiques and collectibles will be available. Camelot will provide free home delivery for large items. Interested in selling? email info@thelivingroomemporium.com or call (661) 505-5244.
          Phone #: 661-505-5244

Sunday, May 15

•  Humor Helps Comedy Fundraiser - For one evening, helping the homeless will require a sense of humor. The SCV Emergency Winter Shelter invites you to our knee-slapping Humor Helps comedy fundraiser, a family-friendly event, with comedy talent provided by J.R.'s Comedy Club in Valencia. Tickets to the show cost $15 and all proceeds benefit the homeless shelter. Humor Helps will be held in Blessed Kateri's Slattery Hall at 22508 Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita.
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Phone #: (661) 644-3948
          Website: www.santaclaritashelter.com/Pages/ComedyNightTickets.html

•  Jewish Food & Cultural Festival - Come celebrate the joys of Jewish culture at the premier Jewish event of SCV. Enjoy traditional Jewish foods from a variety of Kosher and non-kosher FOOD TRUCKS! Dance to live Jewish music! Learn the value of mitzvot by donating blood, sending cards to soldiers, helping the homeless, and much more! Special area just for kids! Help set the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Falafel Ball! Children 12 and under FREE, adults $5, 2 for 1 admission with 25 Score card or donation to SCV Food Pantry.
          Website: www.scvjewishfoodfestival.com

•  Food Truck Festival & Car Show - SCV Sheriff's Foundation Hosts Gourmet Food Truck Festival & Classic Car Show More than 30 food trucks will assemble from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Auto Row on Creekside Drive in Valencia.

Sunday, May 15 to Wednesday, June 1

•  La Via Bella Anniversary Sale! - Take 30 percent off of everything in the store (a few exclusions apply; see store for details) and up to 75 percent off selected items. The sale is going on now, so get in there asap for the very best selection. La Via Bella is located on Town Center Drive, next to the Valencia Wine Company;
          Phone #: 222-7006
          Website: www.laviabella.com

Sunday, May 15 to Friday, June 10

•  Douglas Furniture 36th-anniverary Sale - You will find a large variety of casual to formal dining room sets, bedroom furniture and living room collections to suit any home - plus a huge collection of coffee tables, recliners, children's furniture, paintings, artwork, and many other quality-crafted accessories, on sale now;
          Phone #: 255-8366
          Website: www.dougfurn.com

Tuesday, May 17

•  Film Explores Food Industry - The public is invited to a free viewing of "Food Inc." on Tues., May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Filmmaker Robert Kenner takes a close look at nation's food industry, exploring the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and consumers, and the environment. Dr. Roger De Sesa, a wellness chiropractic practitioner, will host the movie at his office at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355. Reservations Requested.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Thursday, May 19

•  8th Annual Bike to Work Day Challenge - Join the City of Santa Clarita in a friendly competition among Santa Clarita businesses to see which employer can get the most employees to bike to work for a "no pollute commute".
          Time: 7:00 AM
          Phone #: 661-286-4098
          Website: greensantaclarita.com

Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22

•  "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes - A bawdy, sexy political comedy that glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Contains mature subject matter. Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22

•  Valencia Fine Art Festival - Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their work alongside contemporary craftspeople who will display unique styles of individually-handcrafted functional and decorative pieces. Held at The Patios at Valencia Town Center on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
          Website: www.westcoastartists.com

Saturday, May 21

•  Single Mother's Outreach Chiropractic Fundraiser - Dr. Roger De Sesa, a local wellness chiropractic practitioner, will donate all services on Saturday, May 21, to customers in exchange for a donation, of their preferred amount, to Single Mothers Outreach. No insurance will be billed for the services. New patients are welcome to receive a consultation, including exams, scans and x-rays, as well. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call for an appointment. De Sesa's office is located at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Ste. 65, in Valencia, 91355.
          Phone #: 661-294-0429
          Website: www.scvhealthcare.com/

Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22

•  28th Annual California Strawberry Festival - Guests will enjoy two days of live concerts, rides and attractions, fine arts & crafts, delicious eats and tons of strawberry goodness.
          Phone #: (805) 385-4739

Sunday, May 22

•  Amgen Tour of California Stage 8 - Start This exciting event starts at 10 a.m. at Westfield Valencia Town Center, with a 12 p.m. start time to the professional bike race. Experience autograph signing, tricycle races, rider introductions and more;
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/tourofca

•  Mother Daughter Tea - Escape Theatre Hosts Mother Daughter Tea Held at Robinson Ranch Country Club from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., connect with your daughter over delicious tea, food and fun entertainment. Cost is $69 per couple. Each additional daughter is $25;
          Phone #: 299-5264
          Website: www.escapetheatre.org

•  High-Heel-a-Thon - Soroptimist of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Hosts High-Heel-a-Thon to "Stomp Out" Domestic & Dating Violence Slip on a pair of heels and strut over to Old Town Newhall for a lively 150-yard walk starting at Veteran's Plaza and ending on Walnut Street. Then enjoy a fun family day complete with concessions and great vendors. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, Break the Cycle and Valley Trauma Center;
          Time: 11:00 AM
          Website: www.highheelathon.org

Monday, May 23

•  J.R.'s Comedy Club Celebrity Golf Classic - Ever golfed with a professional comedian before? Each foursome will have a renowned comedian playing with their group. Lunch & dinner included in the golf package! Following golf, we'll enjoy an eventful dinner with a silent auction, comedy entertainment, awards and door prizes. Celebrity Comedians include Bob Hays, Jamie Alcroft, Randy Lubas, Conrad Lawrence, Don McMillan, Jackie Flynn, Don Friesen & Mark Eddie. Proceeds benefit the SCV homeless shelter. "Don't Golf? You can still show your support for the shelter by joining us for dinner and comedy. Held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
          Time: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
          Phone #: David Hartmire at (661) 799-7940.
          Website: www.santaclaritashelter.com for tickets

•  Zonta Golf Tournament - Zonta's annual golf tournament at Robinson Ranch. Shotgun start at 10 a.m., lunch at the turnaround, awards dinner and mini-auction after play is finished. Sponsorships $1,000 to $5,000 with Early Bird discounts for payment by April 30. Individual player $200 ($185 Early Bird price).
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9351 (message line)
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Wednesday, May 25

•  Wine Down Wednesday at Just Between Us Boutique - A fun evening of wine, snacks, music, special guests and the best deals around on designer fashion. Pick up some "new to you" finds in time for the long memorial day weekend! Mention Inside SCV for 10% off your total purchase at the event. Located at 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Unit 15, in Valencia;
          Phone #: 257-4200

Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30

•  j.serraino Memorial Day Sale - Take 20 percent off the entire store's collection of gorgeous clothing and accessories. Score deals on brands like Juicy Couture, Billy Blues, Lockheart bags and many more;
          Phone #: 255-9944
          Website: www.jserraino.com

Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, June 26

•  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Footloose - Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Footloose" Thanks to the town's uptight reverend, dancing and rock music have been banned;
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Monday, May 30

•  Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans - Please join Eternal Valley Memorial Park and the SCV Veterans Memorial, Inc. at Eternal Valley on Sierra Highway off Rt. 14. Featuring guest speaker Congressman Howard, P. "Buck" McKeon. Live music will include selections from the SCV Concert Band, the SCV Master Chorale and the Little Ladiez. The Gold Star Families will be honored for the heroism of their fallen family members. Bring the whole family to remember and honor the real reason for Memorial Day.
          Time: 10:00 AM

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