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May, 2014 Community Calendar
Thursday, May 1

•  LUNAFEST Film Festival - Zonta Hosts LUNAFEST Film Festival This event features short films made by and for women at Canyon Theatre Guild. Admission is $40, including food and wine.
          Website: www.scvzonta.org

•  Art Slam! - Your favorite monthly happening is back with a variety of unique art pieces, entertainment and activities. Held on Main St.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
          Website: www.thursdaysatnewhall.com

Saturday, May 3

•  COC Play Day - College of the Canyons Hosts Play Day Celebrate NAEYC's Week of the Young Child by treating your kid to a day of fun! The free event will have a range of activities, including science, dress up, soccer and music. There will even be a giant tortoise! Held from 10am to 2pm. 362-3510
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-3510

•  Arts Underground - Enjoy this free event and the creative works of up-and-coming artists at a chill venue with local organic roasted coffee at Undergrounds Coffeehouse.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 775-2057

Sunday, May 4

•  Memorial Garden Tour - Cole William Larsen Foundation, Inc. Hosts Memorial Garden Tour From 10am to 5pm, enjoy self-guided tours of SCV gardens. Freewill donation buckets will be placed at each venue to support families of fallen and wounded military.
          Website: www.memorialgardentour.com

•  Beatles Gold - Celebrate the Beatles' 50th year in America with a live concert, Beatle mania art exhibit and dinner at Hyatt Regency Valencia's grand ballroom. Event benefits the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

          Phone #: 312-3422

•  Child & Family Center's Taste of the Town - The Child & Family Center's Taste of the Town 2014 will be held at:

Mann Biomedical Park
25105 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia

Food from 40-plus local eateries, wine/beer, live music, auctions, drawings. General Admission: $75. Reserved Umbrella Table Seating: $100 (advance purchase only).
          Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Website: www.tasteofthetown.com

•  Wings For Life World Run - Thirty-five cities across multiple continents will be running to win a trip around the world. Proceeds go to spinal cord research.

          Website: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

Thursday, May 8

•  JAM Sessions - This new free event launched by Thursdays at Newhall features musical movements by various performing arts groups. Kick back and tune into Bluegrass music with Randy Torno from Bluegrass Jam School. Show is held in Old Town Newhall.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Website: www.FordJamSessions.org

Friday, May 9

•  Leadercast Valencia - Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year's theme—Beyond You—challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Experience Leadercast and discover what it means to be a leader worth following.

The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites around the world, including Valencia. This year's speaker lineup includes:

o Andy Stanley, Leadership author and communicator
o Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate & human rights activist live from Cape Town, South Africa
o Malcolm Gladwell, Journalist and best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers
o Randall Wallace, Screenwriter, director, producer & songwriter (Braveheart, Secretariat)
o Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
o Laura Schroff, Former ad sale executive and best-selling author of An Invisible Thread
o Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical psychologist and leadership consultant
o Simon Sinek, Best-selling author of Start with Why and leadership expert
o Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009) via exclusive video interview

          Phone #: (661) 775-7401
          Website: www.reallifechurch.org/leadercast

•  City of Santa Clarita Hosts Santa Clarita Dodger Day - Enjoy a day of baseball and Dodger dogs at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium with the SCV Dodger Day Committee.Proceeds support local schools and non-profit youth groups.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 250-3783
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

•  COC Special Event: Playing for Change - Watch musicians of different cultures come together to perform a single track. Founders Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke hope to inspire world peace through their concept of "Songs Around the World."
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  SCV Senior Center's Touch-A-Truck - Grab your kids and head over to Central Park to experience sitting in a real fire engine, police car and many more. The event will feature food trucks, music and kids' entertainment. Admission is $5.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Website: www.scvtouchatruck.org

Friday, May 9 to Saturday, May 17

•  RENT - Your favorite Pulitzer Prize and Best Musical winner is back on stage.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, May 10

•  Students Matter Fundraiser at Saugus High - Students Matter at Saugus High School presents "Pass It On, Like Neon. A Path to Kindness." The club's mission is to promote a positive and safe environment. The event will feature 7 to 8 craft projects that the students can give to someone who is in need of an 'act of kindness'. Registration is open to teams (2 people) for $15 at the door.

2-5pm: Open to Elementary Students with High SChool Students or adults

5-8pm: Open to Junior High and High School Students

Preregister before May 7th by email to nmeza@hartdistrict.org to receive a special gift bag the night of the event!
          Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

•  13th Annual Fight It! 5K Run and Walk-a-Thon - Grab the kids and participate in the Fight It! run. There will be 10K and 1K runs so the whole family can join. This event benefits the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund, which supports patients ages 18 to 40 as they undergo cancer treatment. Event is at Central Park.
          Time: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
          Website: www.fightit5k.com

•  Golf Classic - 41st Annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo "Drive Safe" Golf Classic. This tournament benefits emergency and trauma services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Held at Valencia Country Club.
          Time: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
          Phone #: 200-1202
          Website: henrymayogiving.com

•  Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV WE Build 2014 - Put on a pink hard hat, grab your lady friends and help build homes for low-income veteran families in Santa Clarita. Registration is $35, which includes a pink hard hat, T-shirt and two meals.
          Time: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: (818) 884-8808
          Website: www.humanityca.org/ourevents

•  Hit the Trail Community Bike Ride - This bike ride and family fun fair are free for all ages. Hop on your bike and tour Santa Clarita's trail system. Begins and ends at Bridgeport Park.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
          Website: santaclaritatourofca.com.

•  Why Are People Alienated From Religion? - Join popular radio talk show host and author Dennis Prager discuss religion during The Congregation Beth Shalom Distinguished Speaker Series. Held at Congregation Beth Shalom. Order tickets online.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: 254-2411
          Website: www.cbs-scv.org

Tuesday, May 13

•  Santa Clarita Dodger Day - City of Santa Clarita Hosts Santa Clarita Dodger Day Enjoy a day of baseball and Dodger dogs at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium with the SCV Dodger Day Committee. Proceeds support local schools and non-profit youth groups.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 250-3783
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

Wednesday, May 14

•  Amgen Tour of California Viewing Party - Watch the Stage 4 Amgen Tour of California recap with fellow cycling enthusiasts at Salt Creek Grille. This free event is open to the public and will include giveaways.
          Time: 8:00 PM
          Phone #: http://santaclaritatourofca.com.

Thursday, May 15

•  Bike to Work Day - Go green and ride your bike to work for a no-pollute commute. The City of Santa Clarita will provide refreshments and giveaways at five pit stops.

          Website: www.greensantaclarita.com

•  SENSES - In Old Town Newhall.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 250-3787

Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, June 14

•  REP Presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - The Repertory East Playhouse continues Season TEN with Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-Prize-winning American classic. "Cat" first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance.
          Phone #: 288-0000
          Website: www.repeastplayhouse.org

Friday, May 16

•  Amgen Tour of CA Stage 6 Start - Witness cyclists of America's greatest bicycle race begin their 94-mile journey to Mountain High North in Old Town Newhall
          Time: 11:30 AM
          Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Friday, May 16 to Saturday, June 14

•  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - REP East Playhouse Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" Join the REP on the red carpet as they celebrate 10 years of live professional theatre. See page 56 for more details.
          Phone #: 288-0000

Saturday, May 17

•  Amgen Tour of CA Stage 7 - Watch the seventh installment of the Agmen Tour at Westfield Town Center.
          Time: 11:30 AM
          Website: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

•  Arts Underground - Enjoy this free even and the creative works of up-and-coming artists at a chill venue with local organic roasted coffee at Undergrounds Coffeehouse.
          Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
          Phone #: 775-2057

•  Fairy Berry Breakfast, Houses & Beyond - Domestic Violence Center Hosts Fairy Berry Breakfast & Fairy Houses & Beyond Contest Start with a pancake breakfast followed by an auction of fairy houses at Robinson Ranch. Admission is $25.
          Phone #: 259-8175
          Website: www.dvc-scv.org

•  Gentlemen for a Cause - Soroptimist International of SCV's "Gentlemen for a Cause" Fundraiser At the Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia. Tickets are $50, including dinner and a drink. www.siscv.com
          Website: www.siscv.com

Sunday, May 18

•  Battle of the Bands - Battle of the Bands Enjoy great food and music from noon to 5pm at Canyon County campus of COC. Free.
          Website: www.canyons.edu/ccc

Tuesday, May 20

•  Jack's Angels Count to a Million Fundraiser - Jack's Angels is continuing its campaign to help Jack, "Count to a Million!" for pediatric brain tumor research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles with its 2nd Annual, "Art for Jack, 'Celebrating Children's Art'" event on Tuesday, May 20th, 3:30-7:30pm at the High Desert School MPR in Acton. The event features children's art workshops, family entertainment, young performers, art exhibits, auction, raffle, a special presentation of Center Stage Opera, and early registration for children's choir. For more information about the event and Jack's Angels, visit www.jacksangels.org .
          Time: 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
          Website: www.artforjack.org

Wednesday, May 21 to Friday, May 23

•  Celebration of Dance 2014 - Celebration of Dance 2014 Support local faculty, students and guest artists at this event in the Black Box Theater.
          Phone #: 362-5304
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Thursday, May 29

•  SCV Youth Project Golf Classic - SCV Youth Project Presents Golf Classic at TPC Valencia Funds will benefit SCV Youth Project, which provides teenagers in SCV a safe and nurturing environment.
          Phone #: 288-1995
          Website: www.helpnothassle.org

Saturday, May 31

•  QUAIL RUN OSTRICH RANCH FREE GRAND OPENING PARTY - The QUAIL RUN OSTRICH RANCH FREE GRAND OPENING PARTY is happening Saturday, May 31, from 10am to 6pm. Located in Lake Hughes (From Valencia, about 30 minutes on San Franciscito Road), the Ranch offers educational tours, ostrich feedings, a gift shop with local art, scenic picnic areas and lots more. The party includes a petting zoo, camel rides, bounce house, snacks and FREE educational tours when you RSVP by calling 724-1592. Learn more at www.quailrunostrichranch.com. The address is 44420 Shaffer Rd, Lake Hughes CA, 93532.
          Phone #: 724-1592
          Website: www.quailrunostrichranch.com

•  Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain Washington Post - Chancellor's Choice: Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain Washington Post calls this show "mesmerizing."

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

•  Firefighter Preparatory Seminar - Ever wanted to learn what it takes to be a firefighter? Learn all about the hiring process at this free one-day overview held at Western University. Register online.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Website: www.fire.lacounty.gov

•  Water Safety Expo - 4th Annual "Children Drown Without a Sound" Water Safety Expo. This fun and informative workshop is designed to teach people how to save lives. You can enjoy demonstrations, games, food trucks and interactive programming. Held at Fire Station 126.
          Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Phone #: (213) 287-3690

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