October, 2022 Community Calendar
Saturday, January 22 to Saturday, December 10

•  SCV Water Classes 2022 - SCV Water hosts one virtual class per month on a Saturday starting at 9am. Classes focus on the topic for about an hour, followed by a question-and-answer session. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on their website one week after the live class. Participants will also be able to download the presentation.
January 22 Proper Pruning
February 5 Basics of Sustainable Landscaping
March 5 Designing a Sustainable Landscape
April 2 Edible Landscaping: Growing
in Ground, in Containers & Using Raised Beds
May 14 Irrigation Basics for a Sustainable Landscape
June 11 Managing Soils & Fertilizers in the SCV
July 9 Controlling Weeds, Pests & Diseases
August 6 Top 30 Plants for the SCV
September 17 Water-Saving
Turf Care & Turf Substitutes
October 15 Perennials & Natives for the SCV
November 5 Maintaining a Sustainable Landscape
December 10 Trees & Shrubs for the SCV

Friday, September 23 to Saturday, October 29

•  Southern Fried Funeral - Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces - that is, if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception.

Saturday, September 24 to Saturday, October 29

•  Beau Jest - A Jewish woman is fed up with her interfering mother disapproving of her boyfriend and trying to match-make her with other men. She pretends to break up with him, then makes up a perfect new relationship with a man who meets her parents' expectations - but when they insist on meeting him, she has to hire an actor to play the part.


Saturday, October 1

•  The Doo Wop Project - Love the classic sounds of Frankie Valli, the Drifters and The Del Vikings? Ever wonder what Maroon 5 would sound like if they lived in the Doo Wop era? The Doo Wop Project will bring a new generation of classic sounds to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts (PAC) stage.

Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 2

•  Paddle for the Battle - The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer Hosts Paddle for the Battle Round Robin
Enjoy a day of pickleball, raffle opportunities and fun.


Saturday, October 1 to Monday, October 31

•  Gilchrist Farm's Harvest Festival - The Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Gilchrist Farm is peak wholesome family fun - with a nod to traditions past. Pick out the perfect pumpkin, then help milk a goat, spin some wool, ride a pony, learn how to forge, watch a pig race and much more. Guests will nosh on festival food and make new friends - as in, Gilchrist's resident farm animals. Take a tour of the expansive space on a farm-animal train or tractor ride, then get lost in the straw-bale maze. Entry is free and additional activities are friendly to all ages - and budgets. Want to treat the kids? Field trips are offered on weekdays.

          Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

•  Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction - On select days throughout October, LA County Sheriff's Museum Hosts Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction. The LA County Sheriff's Museum hosts "Haunted Bones Gulch" with a scare zone, entertainment, vendors and a haunted maze all held at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic from 6pm to 10pm. On Sunday, October 30 from 12pm to 4pm, they are offering a free family-friendly non-scary programming with shows, food and trick-or-treating.


Sunday, October 2

•  Strawberry & Fig Fall Boutique - This isn't your average craft show! From 10am to 4pm, shop local with 125 unique, talented vendors located inside and outside for your comfort. Explore a wide array of handmade items, home decor, beautiful boutique clothes, jewelry, vintage items and more. Bring the whole family - there will be food trucks featuring a variety of delicious culinary delights, plus the new park on site is a favorite for kids of every age. The Strawberry & Fig Fall Boutique will be held at the Community Center in Canyon Country located at 18410 Sierra Highway on the corner of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon. Save the date for Strawberry & Fig's holiday event, Jingle Fest, on November 13. Held at Central Park , it will offer over 200 vendors, visits with Santa, live music and more. Learn more by joining the Facebook group "SCV Boutiques & Events by Strawberry & Fig."

          Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday, October 6

•  Lunafest - Zonta Santa Clarita Hosts Lunafest
View eight ingenious films that were created by women, about women and depict aspects of life in the 2020s. Experience a look at this transformative era that will make you laugh, think - or both.


Saturday, October 8

•  Walk to End Alzheimer's - The Alzheimer's Association Hosts Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease and enjoy a fun day at Bridgeport park with vendors, snacks and surprise guests.


Wednesday, October 12

•  Great Futures Breakfast - Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Hosts Great Futures Breakfast
This one-hour event serves as a way to showcase the club, fundraise for future programming and honor the members of the community who make a difference. Hear inspirational stories from Club parents, members and alumni whose "great futures" began at the club.


Thursday, October 20

•  Fright Night SENSES - The wildly popular SENSES Block Party brings live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. Grab a drink from the on-street bar, dance the night away to high energy performers, and order a bite from the food trucks or local restaurants. Don't miss this fun and festive adult setting right here in Santa Clarita.

October 20: Fright Night SENSES


Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23

•  Castaic Lake Halloween Haunt Spooktacular - Friends of Castaic Lake Host Castaic Lake Halloween Haunt Spooktacular featuring Two events - and too much fun - over three days! The Spooktacular Kids Festival features trick-or-treat booths, a mini maze, costume contest, candy hunt, face painting, creepy crawler booth, s'mores, movie night, games, dunk tank, bounce house and more.
The PG-13 haunted hike is a three-quarter mile trek including a frightening walk through the "Night of the Clown Maze," "Trail of Terror" and "Tunnels of Darkness." Be forewarned: Many characters will be lurking in the shadows, ready to give you a scare! The terrain is moderate with mild elevation; comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
See details for both events at and pre-register for the hike at the link below.


Saturday, October 22

•  Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling - Electronic Waste Drive-Thru Collection Event will be held at Val Verde Park (30300 Arlington Street, Val Verde, CA 91384) Wear a face covering Stay in your vehicle with windows closed, if possible. You are asked to carefully secure items in your trunk/pick-up bed in a sturdy box, preferably original containers with no other items. No explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials controlled substances, trash, tires, or large appliances (like refrigerators, stoves and washing machines) or business waste can be taken.
Sharps disposal will require exiting your vehicle in a designated location to deposit them in a bin.
Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

Sunday, October 23

•   ESCAPE Theatre's 20th Anniversary - ESCAPE Theatre is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a night not to be missed! ESCAPE alumni and special guests will join Broadway star Carrie Manolakos on stage. Manolakos, who has starred in "Wicked," Mamma Mia!" and more also has soundtrack credits for "The Greatest Showman" and "Incredibles 2." Act 1 of this special night will be a concert with her as well as surprise guests. Act 2 will showcase over 30 alumni who will sing favorites from ESCAPE's show repertoire. Dessert is included in your ticket price and limited VIP tickets that include a meet-and-greet with Manolakos are available.
          Phone #: 360-6769

Thursday, October 27

•  State of the City - The City of Santa Clarita has created innovative new programs, parks and events for our residents over the past 12 months. This year's "State of the City" gives our city council the opportunity to showcase all the work the city has done on behalf of our residents, as well as give a sneak peek into future plans, all while celebrating 35 years of cityhood! This year's theme is Santa Clarita's 35th anniversary, and we will take a look back at milestone events in our city's history. Over the past three and a half decades, Santa Clarita has become a top location to raise a family in the United States. This recognition does not occur overnight and truly speaks volumes to the organization we proudly represent. I'm excited to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the last 35 years.

Friday, October 28

•  SCV Charity Chili Cook-off - Sponsored by RE/MAX of Santa Clarita, Gateway and Valencia, the SCV Charity Chili Cook-off is better than ever with 40 chili cookers, casino tables, cocktails, auctions, dancing, a VIP area and a Halloween theme.


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