October, 2018 Community Calendar
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.

Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, October 6

•  Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Held at Bridgeport Park, this walk is our community's first step to a world without Alzheimer's. Walk, fundraise, donate - help!

Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, October 27

•  Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical - Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" In an effort to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of humankind's most challenging medical dilemmas, Dr. Henry Jekyll accidentally unleashes his inner demons.

Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 14

•  Our House - Theresa Rebeck, who created the NBC drama "Smash," created this play, which examines the ever-thinning line between news and entertainment.

Saturday, October 6

•  Wolf Creek Brewery Hosts Trike Derby - What could be more entertaining than watching adults in ridiculous costumes race each other on tricycles? The event features food trucks, craft beer and a costume parade.

•  Chinese Warriors Of Peking - This new production, set during the Ming Dynasty, is filled with high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics.

Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 28

•  Pumpkin Patch and Maize Maze! - The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch is a holiday favorite with festive food like funnel cake, a country store, facepainting, pony rides, hayrides, a hay pyramid, live music, a pumpkin chucker, small and large animals to pet... oh, and that massive five-acre Corn MAiZE that's been featured on CNN, National Geographic, in People Magazine and more. Open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am to 5pm in Santa Paula, The Pumpkin Patch is a little bit county, a little bit beachy (Keep going on the 126 and you'll hit Ventura.) and a whole lotta fun. Admission is $5; 2 and under are free.
12471 Foothill Road, Santa Paula
          Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 7

•  2018 Annual Fall Party - SKIN by Heller Plastic Surgery Hosts 2018 Annual Fall Party, join the SKIN and Heller Plastic Surgery team for a night of complimentary food, drinks, raffles, giveaways and deeply-discounted products and services. RSVP to Paula at the email below:
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 13

•  The Local's 1st Birthday Oktoberfest Party - In celebration of their one-year anniversary on Saturday, October 13, The Local's going global with a German Drink & Food Fair running all day long - and The Local Karaoke at night. It's going to be a lederhosen-spiked blast.
          Phone #: 495-9192

•  Bridge To Home Soup for the Soul - Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, invites the community to their premier fundraiser Soup for the Soul - All the Stars are Closer. This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 13 and will be bigger and better than ever before, as it will take place six stories up in the starry sky on the rooftop in Old Town Newhall. Restaurants that will take part in this delicious event include local favorites like Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., Salt Creek Grille and Nothing Bundt Cakes, to name a few. Bridge to Home provides support services - including an emergency winter shelter, case management, housing navigation and medical clinics - that help individuals and families in the Santa Clarita Valley transition out of homelessness.

•  SCV Senior Center Hosts Touch A Truck - Guests will get to explore tons of awesome trucks: construction rigs, fire engines, sheriff's cars, military vehicles, film industry vehicles and more. It's family fun for all ages including games and prizes, costumed characters and fun activities.

Sunday, October 14

•  Rubber Ducky Festival - The 15th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival, their annual signature fundraiser, will be held at Bridgeport Park. In addition to the rubber duck races, the event includes a food court area, with popular gourmet food trucks, vendors and non-profit community partners, a stage and program filled with local talent and performers, and a "Kid Zone" area, complete with a rock climbing wall, face-painting, air bouncer, games, activities, and more! The free family event begins at 11am.

•  Be Amazed by the Magic of LARC - "Be Amazed by the Magic of LARC" during their fundraiser packed with live magic, entertainment, great food, fun, games and dancing. Headlining the October 14 fundraiser will be Michael Gutenplan, a world-renowned master magician, mentalist and psychic entertainer. Roving magicians will entertain guests with close-up tableside tricks while DJ Bino Bates spins tunes. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit organization's residential and day programs and services. LARC Ranch, in picturesque Bouquet Canyon just past Vasquez Canyon Road, provides a safe home environment for more than 100 developmentally-disabled adults.

•  18th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair - You are invited to enjoy a FREE, fun-filled day for the whole family celebrating pets, encouraging animal awareness and promoting pet adoptions in SCV and beyond at Wm. S. Hart Park (24151 Newhall Ave). Working in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, this annual pet community fair includes their Famous Fun Dog Show, Kyra Sundance - World-Acclaimed Stunt Dog Show, hundreds of adoptable animals, shopping opportunities and more. Well behaved dogs and humans welcome!
          Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday, October 19

•  Take it from the Swing! - The award-winning College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band, under the direction of KC Manji, open their season with favorites from the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

Friday, October 19 to Saturday, October 20

•  Santa Clarita OktoberFest - Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, the Santa Clarita Oktoberfest is a SoCal twist on the original Oktoberfest held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. During the two-day tribute, a variety of German and German-style beers will be poured in and around the Crystal Palace Flemish Spiegeltent, adding to the authentic ambiance. German foods, music, and games - all with a California flavor - will complete your Munich-in-the-Santa-Clarita-Valley experience.


Saturday, October 20

•  Harvest Festival - Join Christ Lutheran Church for their annual Harvest Festival featuring a pumpkin carving contest, pie eating contest, their 20th annual chili cook-off, a petting zoo, game booths & more! Non-scary costumes are encouraged, but not required. 25816 N Tournament Road, Santa Clarita
          Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

•  Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure - Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore the unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

•  Wildcat Classic - West Ranch High School is proud to present the 10th annual Wildcat Classic, a daylong display of musical artistry. More than 20 high school bands from the Santa Clarita Valley and around the region will gather for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra (SCSBOA) Marching Band Competition.

Each high school band will compete by division followed by an astounding showcase performance of the three-time state champion West Ranch Band and Colorguard. The day-long event culminates in an awards ceremony with awards presented in each division as decided by a panel of SCSBOA judges. The performance schedule will be announced prior to the event. Held at Valencia High School's football stadium, located at 27801 Dickason Dr. in Valencia. Tickets are $10; parking is free and there will be Food, Gift & Apparel Vendors as well.
          Phone #: 222-1220 x 646

Wednesday, October 24

•  Valencia UMC Trunk or Treat - Join Valencia United Methodist Church for their annual Trunk or Treat featuring crafts, music, a maze and candy for safe family fun for kids through 6th grade. This event is free and open to the community, non-scary costumes, please! 25718 MCBEAN PARKWAY, VALENCIA
          Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
          Phone #: 255-1301

Friday, October 26

•  VIA's Monster BASH Ball - VIA's signature BASH event will transform this year's festivities into an evening of elegant ghoulishness and costumed couture on Friday, October 26 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. In classic VIA style, Santa Clarita's leading business-to-business organization's annual gala's theme-inspired decor, chef-inspired dining and live entertainment and dancing make this signature event a must-attend. Costumes are encouraged, black tie is optional and flirty fun is guaranteed.

Saturday, October 27

•  Halloween Haunts - Symphony of the Canyons presents an evening of spooky favorites.

•  Painted Turtle Hoedown BBQ - Held at the Lake Hughes facility, which is a short, gorgeous mountain drive from Valencia, your day will include an exclusive tour of the campground, delicious food and cocktails, live music and a boisterous live and silent auction highlighted by Paul Newman memorabilia, adventurous trips, fine jewelry, home packages, sports memorabilia and more. All proceeds from the event benefit The Painted Turtle camp for kids with serious medical conditions.
          Time: 3:30 PM

Sunday, October 28

•  SCUMC Trunk or Treat - Join Santa Clarita United Methodist Church for their 8th annual trunk or treat featuring candy, hot dogs a box maze and more!
26640 Bouquet Canyon Road
          Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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