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December, 2017 Community Calendar
Wednesday, November 15 to Monday, January 15

•  Soup for SCV Seniors Food Drive - When mobility, energy and resources are limited, it becomes especially difficult to fix yourself something tasty and nutritious to eat. That's why convenient cans of soup are such a blessing to many SCV seniors; they can make a hot, healthy bowl quickly and easily. The next time you're at the grocery store, could you put a few extra cans of soup in the cart for a senior in need? Or maybe your kids can share holiday greetings while collecting soup from neighbors. Once you're "canned," take your donations to Visiting Angels now through January 15th. (Special thanks to Camelot Moving & Storage for delivering all that soup to its final destination, too!). Call to arrange a donation time.
          Phone #: 263-2273

Friday, November 24 to Thursday, December 21

•  A Christmas Story - Join Ralphie on his Christmas quest for the greatest present any kid could want -- a Red Ryder BB Gun. A classic that's so much fun, you might "shoot your eye out!"
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2

•  Come ChristmasSing - Celebrate Christmastime around the world! Featuring international holiday favorites, Christmas scenes and light refreshments, this concert will also include McCullough's "Canite Tuba." All music is performed and directed by students and faculty of the School of Music at the event, which is in its 34th year. Held in the MacArthur Center, tickets - $12 to $36, plus fees.
          Phone #: 362-2262
          Website: www.masters.edu/performingarts/music#!

Friday, December 1

•  Holiday Home Tour 2017 Preview Gala - Attendees will enjoy an elegant black-tie/holiday-attire buffet dinner and be the first to tour the homes. Held at at Tournament Players Club Valencia. Benefiting Women's Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Reservations may be made online.
          Website: www.henrymayogiving.com

•  Journey to the Northern Lights: Holipalooza 2017 - Holipalooza is a special fundraising event supporting the many youth workshops that run throughout the year at the Canyon Theatre Guild, a non-profit arts organization. Featuring Santa Clarita's talented youth performing an original story, classic holiday songs, and fun dances, you won't want to miss this opportunity to support live, local theatre!

The event will include a silent auction, a petite dinner, dessert, and lots of laughs and magic that'll be sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Saturday, December 2

•  Holiday Home Tour 2017 Boutique - From 9am to 4pm, enjoy over 30 vendors offering women's and children's clothing, jewelry, holiday items, gourmet food and much more; you'll find it all in room 4 through 7 on the first floor of the Henry Mayo Education Center, located at 23803 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Admission is free with complimentary coffee and cookies. Benefiting Women's Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
          Website: www.henrymayogiving.com

•  Holiday Home Tour 2017 - From 9:30am to 4:30pm, attendees view selected Santa Clarita Valley homes exceptionally decorated for the holiday season. Each home is professionally decorated and adorned according to a chosen theme. Tickets are $30 each in advance, $35 the day of the tour. Benefiting Women's Services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. For a list of shops selling tickets, or to purchase online, please visit henrymayogiving.com.

          Website: www.henrymayogiving.com

Sunday, December 3

•  NorthPark Christmas Cafe - The Christmas Cafe will showcase a range of singer/songwriters covering multiple generations. It's a time to hang out and enjoy an appetizer and a dessert while listening to classic and original Christmas songs as well as fresh arrangements to the classics. The Christmas Cafe will open its doors at 5:45pm. This free event is held at NorthPark Community Church .
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-6784

•  Snowkus Pocus - Journey to a magical winter wonderland of circus spectacle and derring-do with the Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her living snow globe. Be blown away when the icy north wind battles Jack Frost in an epic, acrobatic snowball fight. The perfect show for your winter and holiday season! Recommended for ages 4 and up.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Thursday, December 7

•  Dance is a Gift - Join COC Dance students and guest artists in an infectious and inspiring dance concert that will get you in the mood to celebrate the holidays and dance into the beginning of the New Year.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Saturday, December 9

•  Songs of Celebration - It is called the "Magnificat," Mary's celebration of the angel's news that she will give birth to Jesus. From the imagination of present-day composers and beloved ones from the past, come listen to how this joyous scripture has been celebrated through the ages. Plus, with roasting chestnuts and bedecked halls, a carol from Coventry and carols by candlelight, the master chorale and our youth choirs will rest you merry, gentlemen and ladies alike!
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Sunday, December 10

•  Northpark Cookies with Santa - Enjoy pictures with Santa, cookies and crafts for kids 10 and under. Hear the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. This free event is held at NorthPark Community Church .
          Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
          Phone #: 296-6784

•  CELEBRATION! - The Santa Clarita Philharmonic kicks off its fifth season with its premiere performance at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The orchestra will celebrate as the title of "master of music" is conferred upon Music Director Jeffrey Gilbert through his work at California State University, Northridge. The program will feature a variety of musical genres and styles demonstrating the breadth of the orchestra.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Night Of Revival - Join Michael Anderson, Jr. for a "Night Of Revival" held at the Canyon Theatre Guild (24242 Main St in Newhall). Preview Michael's gospel album at https://youtu.be/FsOVg7g_6go or download from Itunes or Spotify.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-of-revival-tickets-39280578267

Friday, December 15

•  Santa Clarita's 30th Birthday Open House - Join your neighbors - and the Santa Clarita City Council - for a party 30 years in the making. The 30th Anniversary Open House will be held at City Hall. Guests will have the chance to reminisce about the process of making our city a reality, celebrate accomplishments over the last three decades and - eat cake! There will also be a special screening of a three-part documentary showcasing key events and people from 1987-2017.

          Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/30years

•  CalArts Hosts Holiday Pop-up Market - Shop handcrafted gifts created by CalArtians and local small businesses. Alumnus animator Marc Ratner will be on site drawing caricature portraits. Sip hot chocolate while enjoying holiday tunes, refreshments and a cash bar featuring CalArts own IPA.
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
          Phone #: http://art.calarts.edu/events/holiday-pop-up-market

Saturday, December 16

•  HandsOn Santa Clarita Hosts Holiday Run - Held at Magic Mountain, raise money for SCV's local volunteer center while running through "Holiday in the Parks," coasters, backlot sections and others. Start the day with "Winter Wonderland" pre-race fun with vendors, free Starbucks and more.

          Website: www.handsonscv.org

Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17

•  The Nutcracker - In its 23rd performance of "The Nutcracker," the Santa Clarita Ballet presents a classic program and favorite holiday tradition for local families and patrons of the arts from all over Southern California. The Santa Clarita Ballet beautifully illustrates E.T.A. Hoffman's timeless story, complete with beloved characters, magical staging, exquisite costumes, and the recognizable musical score by Peter Tchaikovsky.
          Website: 251-0366

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