October, 2020 Community Calendar
Thursday, October 1

•  International Coffee Day - Sure, you could celebrate with a mug, but why not treat yourself to a homemade caffeinated cookout instead? Our favorite recipe for Coffee-rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce is at the link below. Double the rub recipe and keep it on hand for steaks and chicken.


Sunday, October 4

•  City of Hope - Virtual Walk for Hope - City of Hope Hosts Virtual Walk
to Raise Funds & Support for Breast & Gynecological Cancers
City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center just outside of Los Angeles, will host its first-ever virtual Walk for Hope on Sunday, October 4, to find a cure for breast and gynecological cancers. The annual event began in 1997 and is the largest public event City of Hope produces, with approximately 12,000 attendees last year.
The world has changed, but the reasons why we walk have not. Join cancer survivors, their friends and family, medical professionals and supporters from across the country in the fight against women's cancers. The virtual Walk for Hope offers a safe, fun and meaningful way for people to get out of the house, get some exercise and virtually engage with friends, family and others.
Register and fundraise today at Be on the lookout for special announcements about ways to connect via social media, the wellness challenge, fundraising incentives and more. As long as cancer still exists, #WeStillWalk for Hope.
Generated funds will be used to support City of Hope's Women's Cancers Program, the only one in the nation that offers an integrated team of professionals who focus on the disease as well as the biological, psychological and social factors that play a role in the lives of women battling cancer.
City Of Hope
          Phone #: 799-1999

Saturday, October 10

•  National Cake Decorating Day - Have your cake - and decorate it, too. Or, better yet, have your kids decorate it. offers affordable online classes for kids and teens - including a variety of cake-decorating courses hosted by professional bakers.

Saturday, October 17

•  Drought-friendly Landscapes - Create Drought-friendly Landscapes with SCV Water's Virtual Gardening Class on October 17
SCV Water is pleased to announce their new virtual gardening class offerings. They've adapted their popular in-person gardening class program into a virtual online format that will allow them to serve a wider audience from the comfort and safety of your home.
Join them on October 17 from 9am until 10am to learn about "Water Saving Plants for SCV Landscapes." Not sure what plants to use in your landscape? They've taken the guess work out by identifying the water-saving plants that look beautiful and grow well in the SCV. They'll make a great addition to your landscape!
Classes will focus on the topic for 45 minutes to one hour, followed by a question-and-answer session at the end.
All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on the website one week after the live class. Participants will also be able to download the presentation.
For more information or to register for a class, log on.

•  Virtual 31st Annual Art Classic - An upside to social distancing - the Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its 31st Annual Art Classic as a "Virtual" experience. Bring the kids! (All the way to the couch!). The public can view all of the artwork on the website a week prior to the Virtual Awards Ceremony that will be held on Zoom.
          Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Monday, October 26

•  National Pumpkin Day - Pie. Soup. Ravioli. Pumpkin-spiced everything. What's the most outlandish pumpkin presentation you've ever had? Tell us on Facebook for your chance to win a Starbucks gift card - because we want to make all your PSL dreams come true.

Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31

•  Halloween Drive-Thru Car Wash - Valencia Car Wash & Canyon Car Wash invite you to support the American Cancer Society at their Halloween Drive-Thru Car Wash! With your $20 donation, you will receive a "Best of the Best" express car wash ($13 value) and enjoy a spooky Halloween drive-thru experience. Enjoy Spook-tacular Decor and Eerie Lighting & Sound Effects while costumed car wash employees will hand out candy.

Valencia Car Wash (24233 Creekside Rd.)
Canyon Car Wash (18727 SoledadCanyon Rd.)
100% of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. No appointment necessary.
          Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday, October 30

•  National Candy Corn Day - Celebrate this fat-free sugar kick by testing your trivia knowledge of the humble Halloween candy.
Nearly 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year - and that equates to about 9 billion individual pieces.
Candy corn has made its way into other sweet treats, including candy-corn M&Ms and Oreo cookies.
Candy corn looks good for its age - the recipe is over 130 years old. It was originally crafted in the 1880s by Wunderlee Candy Company.
The candy-corn color palette of yellow, white and orange was selected to reflect a real corn kernel.
Candy corn isn't just for Halloween, though 75 percent of it is produced for that holiday. Valentine's Day inspired Cupid Corn (pink, red and white). Red, green and white corn that's made for Christmas is referred to as Reindeer Corn.

Saturday, October 31

•  National Caramel Apple Day - With trick-or-treat restrictions this year, we're costuming up for an at-home Halloween celebration - but we won't be missing out on fun! Publisher Therese Edwards has been hosting caramel-apple-making parties for her October birthday babies for years. It's always a DIY hit with kids and adults alike - thanks to a wide variety of toppings. Unexpected favorites include crushed pretzels, toffee bits, crushed graham crackers, melted white chocolate, marshmallow fluff, Nutella and shredded coconut.

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