November, 2018 Community Calendar
Thursday, November 1

•  Halloween Candy Buy Back - Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry will buy back Halloween candy to send it to troops serving overseas. This free community event will feature opportunities to earn a buck per pound of candy donated, minus messy Pixy Stix - plus lots of mini games, prizes, dental goodies and a chance to write letters of gratitude to soldiers, some of whom will be in attendance. Two schools can win a $500 donation, too - just be the org with the most number of participants or the one that brings in the most pounds of candy.

          Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-4474

Saturday, November 3

•  Coffee Chat - Math Support Services has transformed tutoring from a remedial chore to a support system. Founded on the belief that small class sizes and one-on-one instruction with flexible schedules play vital roles in how students comprehend content, improve test scores and study skills, and give motivation and confidence, this is the place for tutoring that gets results. Join the director of Math Support Services for a "Coffee Chat" when she answers questions on how to make sure your child is college bound and how to advocate for your child's special learning needs. Parents will learn valuable information in planning their child's path. The next Coffee Chat is November 3 from 9:30am to 11am; space is limited and RSVPs are required. Like what you see? Mention Inside SCV and Math Support will waive your enrollment and testing fee when you enroll for a block of 10 or more sessions. They are conveniently located near the IHOP on Bouquet Canyon Road.

          Phone #: 255-1730

•  Foster, Adoption & Orphan Care Summit - Join Grace Baptist Church for a morning of inspiration and learning how to open your hearts and home to a child in need. 8-12:30pm at Grace Baptist Church. We will hear from our guest speaker, Jason Johnson, have opportunities to hear about various topics in our breakout sessions, and give you the opportunity to visit with over 20 agencies about their organizations. Registration is now open
          Time: 8:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4

•  Santa Clarita Marathon & Expo - The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body. The weekend will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K run, 5K run and Mayor's Walk. There will also be a HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO featuring over 50 health-related vendors and information booths. Runners may sign up for events and race participants pick-up race bibs and t-shirts at the Expo.

•  Boutique Fantastique - Saugus High School PTSO will be hosting their 29th Annual Boutique Fantastique. With 100+vendors offering handcrafted items, holiday items, food, jewerly and so much more, there is something for everyone! All proceeds benefit the Saugus High PTSO Scholarship fund. First 250 shoppers receive a surprise bag! Held at the Saugus High School Gymnasium.

Sunday, November 4

•  Sunset in the Vineyard - Assistance League's Sunset in the Vineyard
at the exquisite private Compa Vineyard in Newhall, guests will help raise vital funds for Operation School Bell and other Assistance League efforts while enjoying fine cuisine, wines, live music and an auction. Over 20 local vintners and brewers will be pouring wines and beers; the students and chefs of the College of the Canyons Institute of Culinary Education will be serving elegant hors d'oeuvres and baking a variety of pizzas; and handcrafted artisan breads, cheeses and ice creams will delight your palate. It's all for a good cause; Operation School Bell provides new school clothes and shoes for over 2,200 students in the public schools in the Santa Clarita Valley.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

•  Boots & Barrels - Soroptomist Valencia presents their first annual Boots & Barrels event at Wolf Creek Brewery. Guests will enjoy a heel-tappin', rootin' tootin' good time including 6 wine or beer tastings of your choice, line dancing, food trucks and raffles! Purchase tickets at the link below:
          Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday, November 9

•  Day of Creating Beauty - Join Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care for their biggest event of the year. This grand gathering features live demos, educational presentations, skin-care recommendations, free shoulder massages, complimentary breakfast with mimosas and a coffee/latte/frap bar and lunch with a wine bar, $10,000 in raffle prizes and much more. No appointment is necessary for this day of deeply-discounted service purchases. Can't make it but still want the deals? Buy over the phone.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Phone #: 254-3686

Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 18

•  Measure for Measure - College of the Canyons Theatre presents "Measure for Measure," once seen as a raucous comedy, now is viewed through a contemporary lens where hypocritical moralists are juxtaposed with bawdy humor. A duke abdicating his authority, archaic laws strictly imposed, a women's stand against lechery, Shakespeare's elegant arguments and timeless characters could have been ripped from today's headlines.

Saturday, November 10

•  Hold 'Em Not Hassle 'Em Poker Tournament - The 12th Annual Hold 'Em Not Hassle 'Em fundraising event offers winners the chance to win gift certificates, electronics, bicycles, extravagant gift baskets, wine, VIP tickets to Jimmy Kimmel LIVE and more and will be held at Valencia Country Club.

The Youth Project provides service to over 1,000 young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley with serious life challenges - including depression, suicide, grief/loss, peer pressure and drug/alcohol abuse.
          Time: 5:00 PM

•  Green Thumb Christmas Open House - Need the epi-shot-to-the-heart equivalent of a holiday cheer infusion? Go to Green Thumb in Old Town Newhall for their annual Christmas Open House. They'll unveil their always-adorbs Department 56 display, showing off the largest selection of the popular brand in the SCV. Get your tree, grab some ornaments that make you smile and consider this little trip a vaccine against the bah humbugs.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-1071

•  West Ranch Dance Clinic - Know someone who loves to dance, ages 8-13?
The Award Winning West Ranch High School Dance Team invites them to take part in their 2018 Dance Clinic. The event includes warm-ups, turns, performance tips & tricks, a photo and a snack, plus dancers will learn and perform a routine during the clinic. Cost $15 per person, no dance experience necessary. Held at the West Ranch High School Gymnasium, 26255 Valencia Blvd.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
          Phone #: 818-389-0065

Thursday, November 15

•  Fall Instrumental Ensemble - The Master's University presents the Fall Instrumental Ensembles Concert

Friday, November 16

•  98 Degrees Holiday - Pop and contemporary R&B band 98 Degrees will heat up the Performing Arts Center this holiday season. The vocal quartet - brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre - is renowned for its signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies, as well as having sold more than 10 million records worldwide and achieving eight Top 40 singles. The group will perform selections from its "Let It Snow" album, featuring holiday songs such as title track "Let It Snow," "What Christmas Means to Me," "Little Saint Nick" and "Run Rudolph Run."

Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18

•  Festival of Trees - Festival of Trees Magic of the Lights Gala
Friday, 11/16 from 6pm to 11pm
This is the premier Festival of Trees event with boutique shopping and a hosted cocktail reception amongst silent auction gingerbread houses and tabletop trees, followed by live entertainment, a live auction of the large trees, drinks and gourmet food. Advanced reservations are required, as is festive attire.

Jingle Jam
Saturday, 11/17 from 6pm to 9pm

Holiday Hocus Pocus
Saturday, 11/17 from 4pm to 5:30pm

General Admission
Saturday, 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18 from 10am to 6pm
Door admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children/seniors/military. You can purchase Kids' Corner and Santa Photo tickets at admission.
Off-site parking & free shuttle available. See the website for more information and special-event ticket purchases.

Saturday, November 17

•  Jacob Anthony Zamora Memorial Shoot - the 15th-annual Jacob Anthony Zamora Memorial Shoot in honor of a very special young man who was gone too soon. A committed community member, Zamora achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and was a Sergeant in the CHP Explorer program with Newhall Post 540. His family and friends are committed to continuing his good work in his hometown and beyond in his honor.

Registration runs from 8am to 10am at Oak Tree and is open to all interested shooters, with top prizes awarded. You'll get a tee-shirt and lunch, too. Non-shooters are also welcome and can enjoy lunch, merchandise purchases, live music and a raffle.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  Sip N' Shop, then Light Up Main Street - The merchants of Old Town Newhall welcome the community to their annual Sip N' Shop from 2pm to 6pm. Guests will nosh on light snacks and treats while taking advantage of deep pre-holiday discounts while meeting the small business owners who help keep Old Town Newhall a unique, vibrant destination.
Once the sun goes down, Main Street becomes a holiday wonderland with a tree-lighting ceremony. Performances start at approximately 6pm with a 23-foot-tall Christmas tree and overhead displays illuminating at 7:30pm, all in front of the Old Town Newhall Library on Lyons Avenue.

          Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

•  Diamond in the Rough - MAJOR IMPACT THEATER proudly presents their 7th production, "Diamond in the Rough" to be held at the Newhall Family Theatre (24607 Walnut Street, Newhall) "Diamond In The Rough" is a parody based on "Aladdin" featuring Philip Cobos as "Aladdin," and a talented team of adult actors with disabilities. There will also be music, a snack bar and an opportunity drawing. Sponsorships available.
Support our Actors, feel the joy, and Make an Impact on the Everyday Lives of Adults with Disabilities.
          Time: 6:30 PM

Sunday, November 18

•  Holiday Boutique - Congregation Beth Shalom Preschool Hosts their
Annual Holiday Boutique benefiting the Preschool, with a wide selection of vendors including familiar favorites such as Tupperware, Origami Owl, and Pampered Chef, as well as other vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, home elements and accessories. The Scholastic Book Fair will be on-site and Cafe Shalom will be offering coffee and bagels to keep shoppers going. Held in the Sanctuary/Social Hall of Congregation Beth Shalom.
          Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

•  Bishop Alemany High School Open House - Explore Bishop Alemany's incredible 55-acre campus, meet the school's award-winning faculty and staff and connect to the Catholic campus's many exceptional academic and extracurricular opportunities. Founded in 1956 and co-ed since 1970, Bishop Alemany is a beautiful, sprawling campus with a diverse student population of over 1,150. Offering a full Honors and AP curriculum, in addition to college-prep, including Engineering, Robotics and a Biomedical Science program, Alemany is one of the few schools in the LA Archdiocese with the AP Capstone distinction and maintains the optimum blend of study and athletics, competing in 22 different sports, many at the Division I level. On-site facilities include multiple athletic fields and courts; a swimming pool; gym; a 3,000-square-foot dance studio; a student art gallery; and, coming soon, an advanced manufacturing machine shop. Their commitment to excellence is built upon all of this and a community of faith and devotion to service.

          Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Friday, November 23 to Saturday, December 22

•  It's a Wonderful Life - Canyon Theatre Guild presents the beloved Christmas favorite where everyman, George Bailey, discovers what it really means to have a wonderful life. It's a Wonderful Life is the perfect show to get you and your family into the heartwarming spirit of the holidays!

Wednesday, November 28

•  Electronica Musique & Multimedia Concert - Performing under the direction of composer Bernardo Feldman, 12 up-and-coming composers, DJs and producers from College of the Canyons present a variety of music, dance and lights of exquisite beauty and boundless energy that will expand and challenge your expectations.

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