November, 2013 Community Calendar
Friday, November 1

•  Family Fall Festival and Movie Under the Stars - College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus hosts "Family Fall Festival and Movie Under the Stars" where Families will enjoy activities such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, crafts and art activities before a special outdoor screening of the classic Steven Spielberg film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." A live music band will perform before the movie screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

•  Candy Buyback - Everbright Family Dentistry Hosts "Candy Buyback", meet Iron Man when you donate your Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude. Send your treats to the troops overseas and earn $1 for each pound of candy you haul in. Bring a letter of gratitude for an anonymous soldier - or write one on site to send along with your goodies. Everbright is located at 27730 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-3300

•  Blues Brothers Revue - The Official Blues Brothers Revue Combining hysterical comedy and unforgettable hits like "Soul Man" and "Sweet Home Chicago" from the original movie, The Blues Brothers Revue brings you music, humor and mayhem.
          Phone #: 3625304

•  Day of Creating Beauty - Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care will donate a portion of their proceeds from this event to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center. Call to reserve your spot.
          Website: 254-3686

Saturday, November 2

•  Cigars For Charity 2013 - Special guest appearances by Kathy and the Honorable Mayor Bob Kellar. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Child & Family Center and the Bridges to Ability Foundation. Held at Fireside Patio at the Robinson Ranch Country Club.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  COC Homecoming Tailgate Party - Support COC Cougars at the Cougar Den located at College of the Canyons Stadium from 4:30pm to 6pm. Homecoming football game is featuring Cougars vs. Moorpark Raiders.
          Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-3434

•  Holiday Boutique - SCV Relay for Life Hosts Holiday Boutique Held at Hyatt Regency Valencia from 10am to 3pm.
          Phone #: 799-1234

•  Rose Show - Rose Show Presented by Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society From 12:30pm to 4:30pm at William S. Hart Park.

•  Santa Clarita Redhawks - The Redhawks are a privately funded youth sports team committed to providing an avenue for young boys 12 and under to play baseball at the highest level. In June of 2014 the Santa Clarita Redhawks will be traveling to Cooperstown New York to represent the City of Santa Clarita in a national tournament. The cost to compete is expensive. Come support the Santa Clarita Redhawks in a poker tournament to raise money on November 2, 2013.
          Phone #: 3109032598

Sunday, November 3

•  Santa Clarita Marathon - Gather your family and friends and participate in one of many marathons. There will be a full marathon, half marathon, 5K run, Mayor's Walk and a Kid K run. All races will begin at 7am with the exception of the Kid K, which will begin at 8:30am.

Thursday, November 7

•  "TEAM Up For The Kids" Casino Night - Presented by TEAM Referral Network, this event will be benefitting the Child & Family Center. Held at Valencia Acura.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Friday, November 8

•  Zonta Tribute Event - An evening honoring a key person in Santa Clarita who has done so much for this community over the years. Held at Hyatt Valencia from 6pm to 10pm.
          Phone #: 799-1234

Friday, November 8 to Sunday, January 5

•  Joy to Art - Santa Clarita Artists' Association present "Joy to Art" A special holiday preview that offers small art pieces for purchase! Come in to see one-of-a-kind paintings, art pieces, photography, hand made jewelry and holiday ornaments, and more. Give the gift of art - all small art pieces are priced under $100! Gallery (24251 Town Center Dr. #155, Valencia) is open Friday and Saturday from 4pm-10 and Sunday 1pm-7pm.

Saturday, November 9

•  Christmas Open House - Visit Green Thumb for their Christmas Open House - featuring all the trimmings for your home. From nativity sets, dolls, carolers, lights, wreaths, tree decorations, unique gifts and their elegant Department 56 display - their is something for everyone!
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-1072

•  Christmas in Old Town Newhall: Block Party - Christmas in Old Town Newhall starts with the Block Party! Soon, incredible decorations will be installed along Main Street in Old Town Newhall. The launch of this festive extravaganza will be in conjunction with the largely-successful Old Town Newhall Block Party. Everyone is invited to join in on the festivities. This event offers free transportation on the old-fashioned SCV Trolley all around Old Town with convenient on/off stops at many of the local small businesses for patrons to freely experience the downtown area and all of the offerings.Participating stores will be serving refreshments, offering special promotions and - cool! - there will be a passbook that customers can complete to win free gifts. Also fun: there are activities scheduled at the library for the kids, cooking classes and demonstrations at The Spice In Life, specialty trainings at Results Fitness, a fashion show at Mirror Mirror, a taco bar on Main Street between Market and 6th, tours of the Hart Mansion and much more. The culmination of the Block Party will be the lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the Library at dusk. New events are being added regularly! Check out the website for fab updates.

          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  Annual Fall Boutique - Supporters of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Grace Baptist Church is hosting their annual Fall Boutique, which is a shopping extravaganza with over 50 vendors from 9am to 4pm. 296-8737

(Grace Baptist Church
22833 Copper Hill Drive
Santa Clarita CA. 91350)
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  Free Electronics Recycling Event - Have an old printer or an abundance of cables and wires you just don't know what to do with? Recycle them! Event is from 10am to 4pm at 20724 Centre Pointe Pkwy #3.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 299-6849

•  Holiday Boutique - SCV Senior Center Holiday Boutique Held at SCV Senior Center from 9am to 1pm.
          Phone #: 259-9444

•  Homeless Shelter Dental Clinic - Bridge to Home Homeless Shelter Dental Clinic Bridge to Home Homeless Shelter is offering free basic dental care services for the homeless and all those who qualify.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 388-0081

•  Space Shuttle Endeavour Tour - Spend a day at the California Science Center to see the space shuttle Endeavour up-close and personal! Los Angeles is one of the only four sites to receive a space shuttle from NASA so you won't want to miss out.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  The French Revolution - Enjoy an evening of French music and live performances by The Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band at Canyon Theatre Guild.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Monday, November 11

•  Veterans Day Ceremony - Honor veterans and individuals serving in the military and their families at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall at 11am.
          Phone #: 250-3787

Thursday, November 14

•  Charlie Brown Christmas Concert - Starring David Benoit, award-winning pianist and composer.
          Phone #: 362-5304

•  Grief presentation - Coping With Loss of a Loved One

A free community presentation on "Living With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners" will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Education Center, Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Road.

The presentation will be conducted by The Grief Program, an organization dedicated to guiding grieving people through 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 — plan on attending this eye-opening presentation.

For more information, call 661-733-0692 or visit
          Time: 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 661.733.0692

Friday, November 15

•  Free Seasonal Flu Vaccinations - Don't be the one to catch it! Get your flu vaccine while supplies last at the East P.E. Gym of College of the Canyons

          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Friday, November 15 to Saturday, December 14

•  Play It Again, Sam - It's a classic tale: girl meets boy, boy meets an inferiority complex, crippling anxiety and frequent fantasies of Humphrey Bogart.
          Phone #: 661.288.0000

Saturday, November 16

•  Free Landscaping Classes from CLWA - November 16 A Fertile Mind: All about SCV Soils & Fertilizers

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

Saturday, November 16 to Sunday, November 17

•  Fine Craft Show - Do you love finding one-of-a-kind decor, gifts and art for your home, family, kids...yourself? If so, you won't want to miss the annual Fall Fine Craft Show at Old Orchard Park (Lyons Avenue and Avenida Rotella) featuring some of the region's best boutiques, artists, crafters, designers and gift creators converge in a beautiful open-air market setting and showcase their goods, which make thoughtful and unique holidays gifts. More than 60 artists will be on hand at the event, which will include live entertainment, food and plenty of fun for shoppers of all ages.

          Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 16 to Sunday, November 24

•  Festival of Trees - The event will begin with a special swing dance night, followed by the very popular Holiday Hocus Pocus Magic Show on Saturday, November 16 with a second, but completely different show on Friday, November 22. On Saturday night, November 23, a live auction of select trees will be held at the "Magic of the Lights" gala. A cocktail and hors d' oeuvres reception with entertainment by the COC Performing Arts Department kicks off the evening.
The event features elaborately-decorated holiday trees ranging in height from three to 10 feet, some with themed vignettes and special gifts like tickets to sports and entertainment events, furniture and jewelry. A big crowd favorite is the Gingerbread Village, where crafty culinary artisans showcase their talents with amazing gingerbread creations. Gingerbread creations as well as decorative wreaths and tabletop trees are available for purchase.
There is something for everyone at the festival and youngsters will delight in the many activities offered in the Kids Corner, like candy necklace making, cookie decorating and more. Even jolly old Saint Nick will make the trip south a little early to be on hand for photos with the kids. Carolers and magicians will perform at various times throughout the event and a variety of local musical and dance acts will be featured on the Festival stage. Festival hours vary. General admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, $4 for seniors and children ages 3 and under are free.
          Phone #: 254-3063

Sunday, November 17

•  Fall Family Fest - Valencia United Methodist Church's celebration of the family features a fun evening with a chili cook-off and prizes, chili dogs and s'mores, games, crafts and family worship. $5 per person/$20 maximum per family.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

•  Rockapella - Sit back and experience the miracle that is pop vocal group Rockapella - five guys, five microphones and a whole lot of music.

Wednesday, November 20 to Sunday, November 24

•  Of Mice and Men - "Of Mice and Men" Watch a live performance of John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale at the Black Box Theatre.
          Time: 1:00 PM

Saturday, November 23

•  Jacob Zamora Memorial Shoot - 10th Annual Jacob Zamora Memorial Shoot at Oak Tree Gun Club From 8am to 4pm, honor the memory of Jacob Zamora while supporting CHP Explorer Post 540 and a scholarship fund for SCV students. Registration begins at 8am and is open to the public. The top shooter will win a Benelli Super Nova shotgun. Registrants will also receive a tee shirt and lunch. Non-shooters are welcome and their entrance is free! There will be food and tees available for purchase, a raffle and live entertainment provided by Miles 2 Go.

          Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  Magic of the Lights Gala - Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of SCV Enjoy an evening of fine food and entertainment as well as a live auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
          Time: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, November 24

•  Santa Clarita Street Fair - Discover an incredible marketplace of vendors teeming with arts, crafts, jewelry, fashionable attire, home decor, and more featuring unique and one-of-a-kind items. You can enjoy lunch at one of the many gourmet food trucks, and on Sundays, take part in the Certified Farmer's Market which is just across the street! Open Saturdays 9am-5pm; Sundays 8am-3pm

Sunday, November 24

•  Soup for the Soul Fundraiser and Shelter Open House - Bridge to Home Presents Soup for the Soul Fundraiser and Shelter Open House At Santa Clarita Emergency Winter Shelter from 3pm to 5:30pm, enjoy free soups and breads while supporting the Santa Clarita Emergency Winter Shelter. Tickets are $30.
          Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Thursday, November 28

•  Thanksgiving Buffet - The Oaks Grille at Tournament Players Club (TPC) Valencia presents their Thanksgiving Buffet.
Enjoy a Traditional Holiday Feast Prepared by Award-Winning Chef Otto
Adults $46 | Children 6 to 12 $15 | Children 5 & Under $5 Reservations required.

          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 288-1995, extension 104

Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 22

•  It's A Wonderful Life - "It's A Wonderful Life" A warm adaptation of Frank Capra's beloved movie tells the tale of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls. With the help of a Guardian Angel, he is reminded that his life is wonderful after all. Held at Canyon Theatre Guild. Tickets go on sale on November 5.
          Phone #: 799-2702

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