November, 2019 Community Calendar
Friday, August 2 to Tuesday, December 3

•  Mel Carll Photography Exhibit - Inside SCV Magazine photographer Mel Carll's art exhibit opens at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library on August 2. Called, "The Ground Beneath Me; Not Above Me, So Enjoy Life...," the exhibit explores Carll's battle with cancer and radiation - and his choice to find the bright side. This display is full of hope, positivity and a love of life - and runs through December 3.

Friday, September 27 to Sunday, November 3

•  Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - CTG Presents "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" Intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can the heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Saturday, September 28 to Saturday, November 2

•  Peter & the Star Catcher - Canyon Theatre Guild Presents "Peter & the Starcatcher" From pirates on the high seas to dangers in the jungle, this swashbuckling adventure tells the tale of Peter Pan's magical beginnings.

Friday, October 25 to Saturday, November 2

•  A Murder is Announced - It isn't every day that a local newspaper foretells the time and place of a murder, especially in a sleepy village in the English countryside. Curious residents draw to the home of Miss Blacklock in anticipation, only to become entangled in the crime itself! Can a determined inspector and keen-minded Miss Marple unravel the mystery? Can they keep everyone safe and sort through the secrets hidden in plain sight? A classic Agatha Christie puzzle, "A Murder is Announced" is full of twists and turns, hidden identities, mixed motives and relentless pursuit of justice running Fridays and Saturdays, October 25 and 26, as well as November 1 and 2, at 3pm and 8pm at The Master's University Music Recital Hall.

          Phone #: 362-2255

Friday, November 1

•  Candy Buy Back - Benefiting Operation Gratitude, guests will have an opportunity to win prizes, earn $1 per pound donated, play games, meet local soldiers and support our troops. Plus, there will be school prizes for most candy and most participants.


Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3

•  Santa Clarita Marathon - Calling all heroes - unleash your superpowers at the City of Santa Clarita's Heroes Marathon Weekend! The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will include a full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, 5k run and Mayor's Walk.

Sunday, November 3

•  Boots & Barrels - Enjoy fall family fun, line dancing, crafts and activities for the kids at Wolf Creek Brewery. Adults over 21 get a tasting of six wines or beers and kids get to make their own "noodle" horse. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Valencia.

•  Sunset in the Vineyard - Set in the lovely Compa Vineyard, featuring select local "Garagiste" vintners, beer garden, live music and gourmet food. The proceeds of this event benefit Assistance League Santa Clarita.

Friday, November 8

•  Dessert First - Zonta's 100th-anniversary event features the finest desserts in Santa Clarita paired with wines, spirits, beer and coffee as well as live music, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more.

Saturday, November 9

•  Christmas Open House - Visit Green Thumb for their Christmas Open House and shop Green Thumb's huge selection of all things "holiday," including the largest selection of Department 56 in Santa Clarita. Visit the cheerful Old Town Newhall hub for a sure cure to the bah-humbugs.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
          Phone #: 259-1071

•  Stunt Dog Experience - You don't want to miss Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience, which sold out in 2017! The cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high-energy excitement and some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. Experience amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs and athletic feats. Every show includes interactive crowd participation.

•  Day at the Ranch - The Mighty Oak - Day at the Ranch Join the Natural History Museum LA for this event at the Hart Mansion where they will be highlighting William S. Hart's collection of Native American baskets. Learn about the materials, process and cultural significance of basketry in California's indigenous communities and try your hand at basket weaving as well.
          Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
          Website: www.HARTMUSEUM.ORG/calendar

Monday, November 11

•  Veterans Day Ceremony - Held at Veterans Historical Plaza at 11am to honor the lives and sacrifices of veterans past and present, as well as active military, this event is hosted by the City of Santa Clarita.


Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 24

•  The Learned Ladies - In "Learned Ladies" by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur, two young people are in love, but to marry they must overcome an obstacle: the attitude of her family.

Saturday, November 16

•  Bark for Life - Join the fun and bring your dog to the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser Bark for Life. The event will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 2pm at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall, near the lower parking area on the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Citrus Street. Admission is free and guests can register their dogs for $15 ($25 for two dogs!). Registration includes a free goodie bag.
Bark for Life is a nationwide event for ACS and the fall kick-off event for the spring Relay For Life fundraiser. This event honors the healing role that dogs serve as companions who relieve stress and elevate mood. All funds raised support research, services and education provided by ACS. The day will be filled with music, vendors, photos, games and raffles. Come celebrate canine companionship, honor cancer survivors and support the American Cancer Society!
          Time: 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM

•  Jacob Anthony Zamora Sporting Clay Memorial Shoot - Join us as we help raise funds for the Newhall and Antelope Valley CHP Explorer Program as well as local scholarships through the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation. Scholarships are designed for high school seniors, exclusively in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.4. In Jacob Zamora's short but remarkable life, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and dreamed of becoming a CHP officer. His family and friends are grateful for your support in helping dedicated students achieve their goals. Held at Oaktree Gun Club.

          Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

•  Light Up Main Street - Each year, Light Up Main has grown in popularity and in size! Last year we had an estimated 10,000 people on hand in Old Town Newhall to see our city council flip the switch and illuminate thousands of holiday lights. This premier holiday event will shut down Main Street for blocks of activities, food trucks, vendors and live performances on Saturday, November 16. Children of all ages will enjoy playing in the snow and getting a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On the main stage right in front of the Old Town Newhall Library, there will be festive performances and holiday songs with host and Santa Clarita resident, Chris Schauble, anchor of the KTLA morning news. The performances kick off at 6pm with the tree lighting happening at 7:30pm.

          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sunday, November 17

•  Advent Celebration at VUMC - Valencia United Methodist Church hosts their annual Advent Celebration featuring craft-making, a tree lighting, worship, dinner, games and SNOW! Be sure to RSVP early for this event! $8 per person, $30 max/family.
          Phone #: 255-1301

Wednesday, November 20

•  Electronica Musique & Multimedia Concert - Performing under the direction of composer Bernardo Feldman, this free event presents up-and-coming composers and a variety of music, dance and lights of exquisite beauty and boundless energy that will expand and challenge your expectations.


Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24

•  Festival of Trees - Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
Support local youth, get into the holiday spirit and visit Festival of Trees at Valencia Town Center. Join in the tradition and visit the Hall of Trees, where you will find over 40 beautifully-designed and themed Christmas trees. In the Tabletop Christmas Trees area you will discover three- and four-foot trees that are guaranteed to amaze even the most seasoned elf. If the trees are not enough, the charming one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses are sure to get you into the holiday spirit with their creative, whimsical take on tradition. Be sure to get a photo with Santa while you're there. The best way to experience the event is to attend the Magic of the Lights Gala on Friday night. Held in The Canyon, the gala includes gourmet food, entertainment and the public's only opportunity to bid on the live auction Christmas trees, many of which come with gifts such as event tickets, wine, furniture, jewelry and more. Silent auction tree and gingerbread house opening bids and buy-it-now options will be available. This event will sell out, so purchase your tickets now. Open to the public 10a-6p both days.


Saturday, November 23

•  Relay For Life HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - Support the American Cancer Society Annual RELAY FOR LIFE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE, guests will peruse Hand-crafted Cards, Gift Bags, Jewelry, Blankets, Woodwork, Holiday Decor, Mugs, Dolls, Elves, Quilts, Kitchen Couture & Aprons; Usborne Children's Books; Pampered Chef; Simple Succulents; Younique Makeup; Baby and Children's Couture and accessories; Perfectly Posh Soaps, Bath Products & Lotions; Let's Hang Clothing Boutique; Toys for the Cure; and much more!
          Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday, November 24

•  CBS Holiday Boutique - Fall is in the air and the holidays are coming.Thanksgiving, pumpkin pies, family time, and... holiday shopping! Congregation Beth Shalom Preschool will again host its annual Holiday Boutique featuring vendors with various handmade items, jewelry, crafts and shopper favorites such as Origami Owl and Pampered Chef. Each year they also feature a raffle with items donated by wonderful vendors, along with their very own Cafe Shalom featuring coffee and bagels. They will also have the Scholastic Book Fair open. Proceeds from the boutique go directly to preschool programs. Some of the recent enrichment programs have included yoga, music and reading with the children. Over the years, the boutique has also helped fund the annual Snow Day where they bring snow to campus to give Southern California kids a taste of the cold stuff! The boutique has also helped the preschool with upkeep of the playground equipment, fencing and bark where children play. The Boutique is free for shoppers to enter. Raffle tickets will be available at the Boutique and coffee and nosh will be for sale at the Cafe to help keep your shopping going. Bring this article to the boutique to receive a free raffle ticket!
          Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 22

•  Elf: The Musical - You'll be headed for frivolity, laughs and good cheer when you join family and friends for the musical, "Elf" at the Canyon Theatre Guild. Yes, this is the story of Buddy the elf who believes he is one of Santa's jolly helpers. But with the prodding of Good ol' Saint Nick himself, Buddy discovers his true human roots in the funniest of ways. The Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse is always decked out in its holiday finest this time of year; arrive 30 minutes before every show to join their cheerful members of the cast and crew in singing holiday carols.

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