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August, 2018 Community Calendar
Friday, June 15 to Friday, August 3

•  2018 Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series - No more wondering what to do on Friday nights because beginning Friday, June 15, the sounds of live jazz and blues bands once again will fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. This will be the 19th year that the Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series will feature regional, national and international entertainers in a family-friendly, quaint street party setting offering activities for adults and children. Concerts run from 7pm to 9:30pm in the street outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Snag a table at Vines Restaurant for an amazing evening! The concert series is free.

Friday, June 15 - Susie Hansen Latin Band
Friday, June 22 - Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
Friday, June 29 - Chuck Strong
Friday, July 6 - Tony Galla featuring Mark LeVang
Friday, July 13 -Jim Gibson
Friday, July 20 - Dona Oxford
Friday, July 27 - Kelly's Lot
Friday, August 3 - The Delgado Brothers
          Phone #: (661) 290-2911
          Website: www.ValenciaJazzandBlues.com

Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, August 25

•  2018 Concerts in the Park - This free Saturday-night series is held at Central Park. Grab your beach chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a night of great music!

Saturday | July 7
Wanted (tribute to Bon Jovi)

Saturday | July 14
Kenny Metcalf as Elton

Saturday | July 21
Green Today (tribute to Green Day)

Saturday | July 28
Hotel California (tribute to The Eagles)

Saturday | August 4
Matchbox Twenty Too (Tribute to Matchbox Twenty)

Saturday | August 11
F00Z FIGHTERS (Tribute to Foo Fighters)

Saturday | August 18
The Pettybreakers (Tribute to Tom Petty)

Saturday | August 25
40 oz to Freedom (Tribute to Sublime)
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com/concerts

Saturday, July 21 to Tuesday, August 21

•  Beauty & the Beast - The Santa Clarita Regional Theatre wants you to "Be our Guest" for their production of Disney's "Beauty & the Beast." Performed on the extraordinary College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center Stage, "Beauty & the Beast" will come to life right before your eyes. This romantic, beloved take on the classic fairytale features all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. This tale is as old as time and is guaranteed to leave the young and old alike singing and dancing along in their seats. A pilot project for the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre's production of "Beauty & the Beast" will allow the public to purchase tickets online for this show on their website at . For handicap seating or membership discounts, call the box office.
          Phone #: 799-2702
          Website: canyontheatre.org

Saturday, July 28 to Saturday, August 25

•  Gilligan's Island: The Musical - CTG Theatre Presents "Gilligan's Island: The Musical" Come get stranded! A three-hour tour has never been this much fun! "Gilligan's Island: The Musical" is a family-friendly stage musical adaption of the ever-popular and iconic 60's TV comedy show.

          Website: www.Canyontheatre.org

Friday, August 3 to Friday, August 17

•  Summer Movies in the Park - William S. Hart Park Summer Movies in the Park Enjoy family-friendly movies on Friday night at the Hart Picnic Grounds area. Admission is free.
8/3 - Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle
8/17 - Black Panther
          Website: www.Friendsofhartpark.org

Wednesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 23

•  Calling All Choristers - Ever wanted to sing Mozart's "Requiem?" Now's your chance! Choristers are invited to rehearse for Santa Clarita United Methodist Church. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30pm beginning on August 23, with the performance on Sunday, November 4 at 7pm. E-mail josh@scumc.org for more info.

Saturday, August 11

•  Circle of Hope Hosts Vine2Wine - Experience fine wines, craft brews, gourmet food, live music, a silent auction and more. Spirited coffees, microbrews, IPAs and traditional brews will be yours for the tasting and a dozen or more renowned local eateries will be dishing out hot offerings of their tastiest menu items.

          Website: www.Circleofhopeinc.org/vine2wine/

•  Silents Under the Stars - Friends of Hart Park Host Silents Under the Stars Relax "under the stars" on Bill Hart's Horseshoe Ranch and watch the classic silent Western "The Toll Gate" while enjoying live keyboard accompaniment and barbecue dinner. The evening begins at 6pm with twilight tours of Bill Hart's hilltop mansion as well as a silent auction featuring charming Western collectibles, gift baskets and artwork.
          Website: www.Friendsofhartpark.org

Monday, August 13 to Sunday, September 30

•  Soles4Souls Shoe Drive - Soles4Souls is having a local shoe drive, and ask the community to donate new or gently worn pairs of shoes at Sinatra Real Estate, 25101 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91381, through the end August September 2018.

Soles4Souls - a nonprofit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Contact Josh Sinatra with questions.
          Phone #: (661) 713-1036

Tuesday, August 14

•  Comics for the Cause - On August 14, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, laugh the night away as 100 percent of the proceeds benefit The Youth Project. This organization helps teens navigate some of life's toughest challenges through counseling and outreach. See your favorite comics from NBC, ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, The Tonight Show and more. The VIP Party starts at 6pm; the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $40.
          Website: www.Helpnothassle.org

Thursday, August 16

•  One August Night - Special Wine Event - Please join The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley for a night of great food and amazing wine! Jake Bilbro of Sonoma County's Limerick Lane will be pouring select wines from the winery's collection while Salt Creek's Chef, Tamra Levine, will be preparing food to pair with each pour. Well-known wine critic Robert Parker says of Limerick, "If you haven't caught onto the magic that is emerging from Limerick Lane, it's about time. Impressive heights of quality." The event will also feature exclusive auction items available only that evening. Held at Salt Creek Grille Valencia, tickets are available online.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Website: www.scvbgc.org/wine-event/?blm_aid=30577

Friday, August 17

•  Santa Clarita Encore Chorale - Are you 55+ and love to sing? The Santa Clarita Encore Chorale invites you to join their community choir for the new season - No auditions required! Held at the Newhall Nazarene (23857 The Old Road). Contact Cheri Walters for more information - cheri.walters@gmail.com.
          Phone #: 347-3221

Sunday, August 19

•  Cam - Considered by many to be the next big female powerhouse in country music, singer-songwriter Cam has been dazzling country music fans worldwide since relocating to Nashville and signing with Arista. Hailing from San Francisco, Cam's California roots give her country music an edgier, updated sound. Her storyteller lyrics strike a balance between wisdom and whimsy.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Monday, August 20

•  SCAA General Meeting and Artist Demonstration - Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association at Barnes & Noble Valencia for their monthly meeting and artist demonstration, held on the third Monday of each month at Barnes and Noble Valencia. The August meeting will feature a demonstration by abstract artist Nancy Eckels.

"A creative block is overcome only by working on your art, not sitting on a couch waiting for inspiration. My paintings are a combination of sculpture and painting. I begin with a texture medium, which I sculpt by shaping, carving and manipulating on the canvas. When I apply the texture, I keep in mind a loose composition and try to imagine what it might become. I want to make something new. I've often thought that abstract art is the purest form of what people consider a one-of-a-kind art," Eckels says.

View Nancy's art at http://www.nancyeckels.com/
          Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday, August 21

•  Rotary Pint Night & People's Choice Car Show - Held at Wolf Creek Brewery, The Rotary Club presents their People's Choice Car Show & Pint Night featuring Car Show (6pm) & Raffles (8pm), Beer, Food Trucks & Live Band PLUS an Awards Ceremony
This event is free to the public to enter, no outside food or drink permitted.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Deadline August 14th - Only Pre-registered vehicles will be granted entry.
($20 to register your vehicle, see website or call for details.)

          Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Phone #: (661) 312-7268
          Website: https://www.scvrotaryclub.com/product/carshow/

Friday, August 24

•  Heart Health Fair - A free community health fair presented by Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will be held at the Newhall Community Center, guests have a chance to receive these free heart screenings.
          Phone #: 200-1306

Saturday, August 25

•  The Paseo Club Grand Re-Opening & 15 Year Anniversary Celebration - Join The Paseo Club Grand Re-Opening & 15 Year Anniversary Celebration featuring a live DJ, food, games, activities and prizes and peek at the expanded fitness center and new sports equipment. RSVP online to be automatically entered into a drawing for amazing prizes!
          Time: 11:30 PM to 3:30 PM
          Website: www.thepaseoclub.com

•  Heart of the West - Carousel Ranch Hosts 22nd Annual Heart of the West Presented by the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, Carousel Ranch's annual fundraiser, Heart of the West, is gearing up to be the best yet!
          Website: carouselranch.org

Friday, August 31 to Wednesday, October 31

•  Jack the Ripper Virtual Reality Immersive Experience - Ready to travel back to 1888 Whitechapel London during the "Autumn of Terror," when the infamous Jack the Ripper had the city paralyzed with fear? You don't need a time machine, but you do need high-tech VR headsets and backpack computers that will allow you to roam freely through an old abandoned, haunted wax museum called The Wax House. The Legend of Jack the Ripper experience, lasting about 30 minutes, includes a media-based pre-show providing guests a glimpse into the history of the murders. Once inside the Wax House, you'll pick up and hold virtual items, open drawers, search for clues and work together as a team of four to find your way out - or become the next victim. The Jack the Ripper Immersive Experience opens August 31 and runs through Halloween night. Tickets are expected to sell out, so snatch yours quickly.
          Website: www.mountasiafuncenter.com

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