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March, 2013 Community Calendar
Friday, March 1

•  The Improvised Shakespeare Company - Take a suggestion from the audience for the name of a play that has yet to be written and combine it with the talent and quick wit of one of the best improvisation companies in the business, and what have you got? One of the funniest, most outrageous, most entertaining evenings since Shakespeare himself graced the stage. No scripts, no rehearsals, no memorized lines, just a pure fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants performance that leaves audiences doubled over in laughter from beginning to end and its all done in full Shakespearean context. You've never seen a performance like this, literally!
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/shakespeare.html

Saturday, March 2

•  Sweet Charity Cake Auction & Competition - - The Youth Project is Proud to Present The 5th Annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction & Competition, to be held at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia - Join judges Jillian Barberie (Good Day LA) and Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) for a Cake Auction, Competition and "Cake-tail" reception benefitting the SCV Youth Project. Sponsorships are still available, Tickets for the reception are $45 per person.
          Time: 6:30 AM
          Phone #: (661) 257-9688
          Website: www.HelpNotHassle.org

•  2013 Silver Spur - College of the Canyons Foundation presents their 2013 Silver Spur Celebration honoring Barry & Pati Gump. The evening will include dinner and an auction as well. Held at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.362.3737

•  Ramona Quimby - Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest breathless adventure of the world's most animated, exasperating but loveable third-grader, Ramona Quimby, as she comes to life on stage! Ramona's life is a mess! Her older sister Beezus is a pain, her Aunt Bea may marry a dork, and her Dad just lost his job. She even thinks that her teacher hates her. Life is no picnic, and growing up isn't easy. But with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces these challenges, with the audience cheering her on.
          Time: 2:00 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/ramona.html

•  Santa Clarita WineFest - The Santa Clarita WineFest returns to the Bridgeport Marketplace for their third annual event, which features wines, spirits, brews, a cigar tent, gourmet food trucks, lifestyle exhibitors, and music. Proceeds benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.
          Website: www.santaclaritawinefest.com

Saturday, March 9

•  Block Party on Main Street - You are cordially invited to a Block Party on Main Street featuring Prizes, Discounts and Fun! Sponsored by Beyond the Fringe Salon. Pick up your raffle passport at Faking it Flawless, visit each store and return to Pulchella Winery to be entered to win!
Enjoy 20% Off at the participating retailers during the event.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-1982

•  Canyon Country Community Health Fair - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita will conduct a Community Health Fair at the Jo Anne Darcy Library (18601 Soledad Canyon Road). Local residents can receive a number of free screenings and receive information on low or no cost health insurance for children. Children's games; activities and face painting will be part of the festivities.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 200-1306

Thursday, March 14

•  Annual Concerto Competition - The College of the Canyons Symphony of the Canyons presents a concert featuring the winners of its annual concerto competition. The Symphony features musicians of all ages presenting the music of today and yesterday in a family friendly environment.

          Time: 7:00 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/symphony0313.html

•  A Rich Musical Heritage - Admission: Free
All 5th and 6th graders from Newhall, Meadows, Old Orchard, Peachland, Valencia Valley and Wiley Canyon elementary schools are invited to perform on a big night of music. The Hart High School Wind Ensemble and Placerita Junior High Advanced Band will also perform.
          Time: 7:00 PM

Friday, March 15

•  360 LIVE - 360 LIVE is a production by Real Life Church for kids and parents filled with high energy, songs, dancing, a sketch team and to top it off we're giving away an XBox 360 at each show! Food trucks and live music available 30 minutes prior to each show. Show times: 5:30pm & 7:30pm; held at Real Life Church, {23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia} Tickets are available on weekends at Real Life Church or by visiting the web link below.
          Website: www.reallifechurch.org/kids

•  DanceBrazil - You won't believe the artistry, athleticism and pure energy that ripples across the Santa Clarita Performing Arts stage when DanceBrazil sambas onto the scene. DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences across the United States and throughout the world with its dazzling artistry, which is inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil. Whether in the streets or on stage in the most prestigious theaters, the dancers and musicians of DanceBrazil never fail to enthrall audiences with the company's unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the traditional dance/martial arts form that turns dance into an athletic work of art!
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/dancebrazil.html

Friday, March 15 to Saturday, April 13

•  Boeing Boeing - A 1960's French farce featuring Parisian Lothario Bernard, who has French, German and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org/

Saturday, March 16

•  Free Landscaping Classes from CLWA - March 16: Beautify your Yard with Annuals & Perennials

Castaic Lake Water Agency offers a free gardening and landscaping class each month. You'll learn from horticulture experts who have intimate knowledge of Santa Clarita's weather, soil content and SCV-friendly plants. Put these in the calendar now from 9 a.m. to noon, then make your way to the CLWA above Central Park.
          Phone #: 513-1230

•  "Vision in Education" Dinner - SCVi Hosts "Vision in Education" Dinner to Honor Marti Heinbaugh Marti Heinbaugh, regional manager for Mission Valley Bank, will be honored during the "Vision in Education" Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. The event is hosted by Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi), a tuition-free public charter school. Proceeds support SCVi's science program. Event includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, dancing and live and silent auctions.
          Website: www.ileadschools.org

•  Local Santa Clarita Author Launching her Debut Teen Novel in March - Sarah Skilton, a debut author who lives in Santa Clarita, will introduce her first novel, Bruised, a contemporary Young Adult book published by Abrams/Amulet (best known for Diary of a Wimpy Kid), at a launch party and signing (including a reading, a Q&A session, and lots of fun raffle prizes). Will be held at the Valencia Barnes & Noble.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Website: www.sarahskilton.com

Sunday, March 17

•  The French Requiems - The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will be presenting two settings of the beautiful Requiem Mass by two French Masters - Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle - on Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355. Artistic Director Allan Robert Petker will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:30. These evocative works paint both tender and passionate musical pictures of our yearnings for comfort and the promise of hope. You will hear both an eloquent voice of human grief, and cinematically perfect songs of joy and "peace at the last."
          Time: 3:30 PM
          Phone #: 661-362-5304
          Website: www.scmasterchorale.org

Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23

•  Forever Plaid - TMC Theatre Arts Presents "Forever Plaid"
Produced and directed by Tricia Hulet and Kellie Cunningham, TMC Theatre Arts' performance of the Stuart Ross musical revue makes for a fun family outing or a great date night. The show highlights the close-harmony "guy groups" that were so popular in the '50s. You'll meet the "Plaids," a quartet of high-school pals who dream of recording an album until hopes are dashed by death. The play opens with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one more chance at making musical history. Tickets start at only $12.
          Phone #: 362-2255
          Website: www.masters.edu/theatre

Friday, March 22

•  JAZZ IT! - The COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands, under the direction of KC Manji, presents JAZZ IT!, an evening featuring popular jazz tunes arranged for everything from jazz combos to our 19-piece swing band. Many musical favorites will be featured, along with exciting jazz arrangements by our own Dirk Fischer. The evening promises to be an exciting beginning to our concert season.
          Time: 7:30 PM
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/jazz0313.html

Saturday, March 23

•  Women in Service Celebration - Zonta Club of SCV invites local non-profits to nominate their outstanding woman volunteers. All nominees and organizations are honored, and the top community volunteers receives the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award. Nominees are guests of Zonta at the brunch. Additional guests/supporters are $35 if paid by March 15, $40 after that date. Vendors at the event will offer products which support women's programs. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22.
          Time: 10:00 AM
          Phone #: (661) 252-9351 (message line)
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

Saturday, March 23 to Saturday, April 27

•  Hairspray - The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
Held at the Canyon Theatre Guild, Reservations for Season Subscribers begins Feb. 26 - for General Public, March 5

          Phone #: 661-799-2702
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Wednesday, March 27

•  The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW - NAPW Santa Clarita next monthly meeting: Wednesday, March 27 at Salt Creek Grille (6:00pm-8:00pm). Chapter President, Nicky Dare, discusses different topics related to corporate business strategies, social networking, charities and community relations, as well as team building with the group. RSVP required.
"LIKE" us on Facebook: NAPW Santa Clarita.
Twitter: @NAPWSCV
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 998-3285

Wednesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 30

•  subUrbia - A contemporary play about escape, re-invention and the American dream, subUrbia tells the story of the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their suburban New Jersey hometown. A reunion with a former high school classmate who has become a successful musician brings to the surface the lies and excuses his friends use to remain stuck in their meaningless dead-end hometown existences. Mature audiences only.
          Website: www.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/suburbia.html

Saturday, March 30

•  "Moments in Time" Adult Prom - Project Kindle Hosts "Moments in Time" Adult Prom Held at the Bridgeport Clubhouse with cocktails, music, raffle prizes and fun in support of scholarships for children with serious illnesses, disabilities or life challenges. $50 per person.
          Phone #: 877-800-2267
          Website: www.projectkindle.org

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