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December, 2018 Community Calendar
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!
          Website: www.canyontheatre.org

Friday, November 23 to Monday, December 31

•  Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive - Make room in your closet for the new clothes you'll find on #BlackFriday. Donate gently used or new clothing and shoes to the Flair Cleaners 16th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive. Drop off items at any Flair Cleaners locations - Flair Valencia is located at 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia, 91355 (At Magic Mountain Parkway). All donations will be cleaned, if needed, and donated to nonprofits supporting each of the communities where Flair does business. The 2018 drive will benefit Helping Hands for the Blind. Tax receipts are available.

Drop-off new or gently used clothing and shoes in good condition in the donation boxes at your local Flair Cleaners. Empty all pockets before donating. A list of items needed most by these nonprofits can be found on our Facebook page.
          Website: https://www.facebook.com/flairdrycleaners

Saturday, December 1

•  Barn & Charm Holiday Party - Barn & Charm Holiday Party & Customer Appreciation Event From 1pm to 7pm at the retail store in Old Town Newhall, enjoy food, drinks, raffles, a holiday photo op, discounts, free holiday wrapping and grab bags with gift certificates for the first 50 guests at the door.
          Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          Website: www.barnandcharm.com

•  How to Remove a Lawn - Opportunities to Optimize your Landscape with SCV Water's Free December Gardening Classes held at SCV Water, located at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, in Santa Clarita.
To learn more or register, log on.
          Time: 9:00 AM
          Website: www.yourscvwater.com

•  Come ChristmasSing - The Master's University School of Music presents the 35th annual Come ChristmasSing concert series, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," featuring classic Christmas carols, holiday scenes and John Rutter's "Gloria." This year, the concert series will be held at an all-new venue, Grace Community Church, for one day only. Tickets, ranging from $12 to $15, plus fees, can be purchased online or by calling.
          Phone #: 362-2255

•  2018 Holiday Home Tour - For more than three decades, the Holiday Home Tour has been a cherished tradition of the Home Tour League, raising funds for Women's Services. 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. In addition, Holiday Home Tour festivities include a Preview Gala and a Holiday Boutique.
The Holiday Home Tour Boutique will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 9am-4pm, at Henry Mayo Center, featuring more than 30 vendors offering gourmet food items, jewelry, women's and children's clothing, seasonal decor and more. Advanced tickets are available at the link below or visit the boutique to purchase the day of the event.
          Time: 9:30 PM to 4:30 PM
          Website: https://www.henrymayo.com/2018-holiday-home-tour/

Sunday, December 2

•  Chaminade Open House - Chaminade's unique seven-year learning experience offers a rigorous academic curriculum and diverse extracurricular activities. Students are actively engaged in their learning through a curriculum that emphasizes student-centered learning. Discover more about the middle school (818-363-8127) from 10am to 12:30pm and high school (818-347-8300) from 1pm to 3:30pm.

          Website: www.chaminade.org

•  Light Up the Holidays - The Santa Clarita Philharmonic begins its sixth season with a lighter approach to the holidays. The first half of the concert will feature orchestral holiday selections to put everyone in a joyous spirit. The second half will feature vocalist Rachel Cole joining the orchestra for several original compositions and some holiday favorites. The concert will conclude with a sing-along of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah."
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  NorthPark Christmas Cafe - The Christmas Cafe, held from 6pm to 8pm, is a free event that will showcase a range of singer/songwriters covering multiple generations. It's a time to hang out, enjoy an appetizer and dessert while listening to original Christmas songs and fresh arrangements to the classics. The doors open at 5:45pm.
          Phone #: 296-6784
          Website: www.Northpark.com

•  VUMC Advent Celebration - Celebrate the beginning of Advent with Valencia United Methodist Church with their annual tradition of snow,
dinner, worship, tree-lighting and Advent craft-making!
Reserve your space early - space is limited.
          Phone #: 255-1301

Sunday, December 2 to Sunday, December 23

•  The Faithful Joseph Series Now at SCUMC - At Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, Reverend Cho will follow the series on Faithful Joseph written by Reverend Adam Hamilton. The earthly father Joseph played an important role in the life of Jesus; Christians don't talk about Joseph enough! Learn with Santa Clarita UMC about God looking at Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Join SCUMC Sundays at 9am for Traditional Worship and 11am for the Contemporary Worship.
December 2: "Faithful: A Carpenter Named Joseph" Matthew 13:54-55
December 9: "Seeing an Angel, Being One" Matthew 1:18-21
December 16: "The Journey to Bethlehem" Luke 2:1-5
December 23: "Joseph, Mary and Jesus as Refugees" Matthew 2:13-15

          Phone #: 714-9360

Monday, December 3

•  Maintaining a Sustainable Landscape - Opportunities to Optimize your Landscape with SCV Water's Free December Gardening Classes
All classes are held at SCV Water, located at
27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, in Santa Clarita.
To learn more or register, log on.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Website: www.yourscvwater.com

Wednesday, December 5

•  Holiday Boutique - Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Host Holiday Boutique From 4pm to 7pm, enjoy champagne, spiked apple cider, Irish coffee, a hot chocolate bar and hor d'oeurvres while you shop. Take impressive discounts on products like Clarisonic, gift-certificate buy/get incentives, raffles and a free stocking filled with samples, while supplies last.
          Phone #: 254-3686

Saturday, December 8

•  Songs of the Season - Santa Clarita Master Chorale Presents "Songs of the Season"
With selections from Handel's glorious "Judas Maccabeus," the Master Chorale honors Hanukkah; with Mac Wilberg's majestic "Tres Cantus Laudendi" with brass and percussion, the chorale proclaims the season; with a flurry of carols, both secular and sacred, the chorale celebrates Christmas. The Master Chorale will bring the spirit of the holidays to full sound with "Christmas at the Movies," "A Pentatonix Christmas Medley," an audience carol sing and heart-warming arrangements by the renowned Shawn Kirschner.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Sunday, December 9

•  NorthPark Cookies with Santa - Join friends old and new for a fun, free afternoon with Santa from 2pm to 4pm to enjoy cookies, crafts, story time, live music and a picture opportunity with Santa in front of a beautiful Christmas tree! Skip the long lines and high prices elsewhere; the entire event is free and geared for children 10 and under.
          Phone #: 296-6784
          Website: www.Northpark.com

Wednesday, December 12

•  Marstons Holiday Dinner with Carolers - Experience fine holiday dining accompanied by an acapella serenade by the Hart High School Choir Carolers in Marston's well-appointed restaurant. This limited-seating event is a holiday-season must.
Advanced Reservations Required - call for details.
          Website: 253-9910

Saturday, December 15 to Sunday, December 16

•  The Nutcracker - Santa Clarita Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker hails the beginning of the holiday season. This winter classic weaves whimsy and wonder to create the perfect way to spend your Saturday or Sunday of December 15 (2pm and 7:30pm) and December 16 (2pm and 7pm). Cheer for the Nutcracker and his soldiers as they battle the malicious Rat King, laugh as dozens of gumdrops pour out of Madame Ginger's skirts and clap along as the Russian dancers spring through hoops. In addition to Santa Clarita Ballet's highly-trained company, The Nutcracker features professional dancers, too. Tickets are now on sale - reserve NOW - these shows sell out fast!
          Phone #: 251-0366
          Website: www.santaclaritaballet.net

Sunday, December 23 to Monday, December 24

•  NorthPark Christmas Services - Sunday, December 23 at 10:30pm and Monday, December 24 at 4pm and 6pm. Join NorthPark for one of three identical services to celebrate the true Christmas gift: that God was in the manger. Celebrate waiting, mystery, redemption, incarnation and joy - the themes that come together for the birth of Jesus.
NorthPark Community Church
          Phone #: 296-6784
          Website: www.Northpark.com

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