Community in Focus
December, 2015 - Issue #134
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Visions of Sugar Plums will Dance in your Head
Thanks to the Santa Clarita Ballet Company's "Nutcracker"

The Santa Clarita Ballet Company, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1995. The Company makes its home at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, providing the community with three performances a year with a June production, a September production and an annual performance of "The Nutcracker" in December.

On December 19 and 20, the Santa Clarita Ballet brings the magic of Christmas to the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center for its 21st rendition of "The Nutcracker Ballet." Filled with vibrant color, dazzling stage design and touches of humor, "The Nutcracker Ballet" is the perfect way to ignite your holiday spirit and be swept away by some of the most accomplished young dancers in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Nutcracker transports audiences of all ages to a land of wonderment and delight so enchanting you will check your shoulders for a dusting of snow as you leave the theater!

Professional guest dancers, including the world-renowned Russian dance troupe Alexander Klinin and Company, mingle seamlessly with the Company's most accomplished ballerinas to create visions of sugar plums that do much more than dance in your head - they literally swirl before your eyes.

Saturday performances of "The Nutcracker Ballet" are at 2pm and 7:30pm. Sunday performances are at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are not sold through the COC Performing Arts Center; to order tickets contact the SBC box office directly by phone. 251-0366

Something for Everyone at Festival of Trees
From family-friendly magic shows to a dressy night on the town, Festival of Trees hosts special events throughout its four-day run.

Jingle Jam Swing
Thursday, November 19 from 7pm to 9pm

Holiday Hocus Pocus "An Evening of Magic"
Friday, November 20 from 6pm to 8:30pm

Magic of the Lights Gala
Saturday, November 21 from 6:30pm to 11pm

Photos with Santa
Saturday, November 21 from 10am to 3pm;
Sunday, November 22 from 12pm to 5pm

Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 21 from 10am to 4pm & 6:30pm to 11pm; Sunday, November 22 from 12pm to 6pm

For a general-admission ticket discount, to buy tickets
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Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Story

It's the most wonderful time of the year and now is the perfect time to catch the holiday spirit with the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club's "Festival of Trees" November 19 to November 22 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center on Centre Pointe Drive. There's no greater path for a child to take than the right one. For nearly 2,400 local young people ages 7 to 17 that path begins at the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club, a place where they learn and grow. With two locations, the club provides tutoring and homework help, daily programming geared toward academics, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership development, along with a variety of art and technology programs. Through your generosity, the Boys & Girls Club will continue to build a brighter future for the children of the Santa Clarita Valley. Look forward to seeing the community at the Festival of Trees!


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