Santa Clarita City Council Meetings second and fourth Tuesday of every month 6 p.m. Council meetings are also broadcast live on SCVTV channel 20 and on the city’s website. Santa Clarita City Hall, City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: City Clerk’s office Clerk’s office: (661) 255-4391.
Baby and Toddler Storytime is designed to build early language and literacy foundations for children six months to 3 years old. Sing and bounce, read and rhyme. Sept. 10 to Nov. 15
Canyon Country Library: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Newhall Library: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Valencia Library: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 11 a.m.
Twos and Threes Storytime Canyon Country Library: Mondays and Tuesdays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.
Newhall Library: Mondays and Thursdays 10 a.m. Wednesdays 11 a.m.
Valencia Library: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.
School Readiness Storytime, for 3 to 5-year olds. Canyon Country Library: Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Newhall Library: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.; Valencia Library: Mondays at 11 a.m.
Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd. Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St. Info: SantaClaritaLibrary.com or (661) 259-0750.
Sundays 7:30 a.m. Dragon Boat Paddling. Experience a long Dragon boat with the Castaic Lake Dragon Boat team and a 2-hour physical workout. Free, no experience necessary. Paddle and PFD personal flotation device provided. Info: https://teamdragoneyes.my-free.website 213-447-5707.
Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society invites guests to visit Heritage Junction Historic Park inside William S. Hart Park in Newhall. Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 24101 Newhall Ave, Newhall. Info: scvhs.org.
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. Remo Community Drumming Experience is an hour of fun entry-level experiential music making with drums and percussion that is accessible to everyone. Family-friendly environment with facilitator. All ages and levels of ability are welcome and no prior musical experience is necessary. Drums and percussion instruments provided at no cost. Free. Info: santaclaritaarts.com.
Saturdays thru Dec. 8 8 a.m. to noon. Trails & Open Space Beautification Projects. Join a group of dedicated volunteers and help clean up and maintain City trails. Interested volunteers must pre-register at SantaClaritaVolunteers.com.
Saturdays 11 a.m. Family Nature Walk and a Native Live Animal Presentation at 1 p.m. Free. Placerita Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: www.placerita.org.
Second Saturday of the month 8 a.m. a docent led Bird Walk for beginning to advanced birders. Bring binoculars, a field guide, and water. 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Info: www.placerita.org.
First, second and third Thursdays of each month 6-9 p.m. ARTree Figure Drawing. Visit ARTree Community Arts Center for a chance to really explore your creative potential using a live model. Just drop in and bring a pencil and paper. $10 donation. ARTree Community Arts Center, 22508 6th St., Newhall. Info: https://theartree.org.
Saturdays and Sundays (except rainy days and holidays) 9:30 a.m.-noon. The Gibbon Conservation Center is open to the public. A tour is given at 10 a.m. and self-guided tours are available at all times. Admission: $15 (adults); $12 (teens and students); $10 (seniors); $5 (children 6-12); $0 (Children under 5). Gibbon Conservation Center, 19100 Esguerra Road, Saugus. Info: https://www.gibboncenter.org
Events By Date
Sunday, Oct. 21 SCV Child & Family Center 15th annual Kid Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country, 91351. Free. Exhibitors that offer products or services for children in the Santa Clarita Valley share information with parents and families. In addition, there will be fun, games, arts and crafts, reading and storytelling, art, music, sports and entertainment. Info: kidexposcv.com
Sunday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Halloween at The Gentle Barn, the annual Gentle Halloween. Activities include: 18th birthday party for Truffles the Pig, costume contests, a Gentle 12 sponsor and feeding pumpkins to the animals. Tickets should be reserved at www.gentlebarn.org.
Sunday, Oct. 21 2 p.m. Survival Skills with Christopher Nyerges
Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, 91321. Nyerges has been teaching outdoor skills and self-reliance since 1974 specializing in wild foods and useful plants. He has written nearly 2 dozen books including How to Survive Anywhere, Self-Sufficient Home and Foraging California. He will share some of the basic skills that people of the past took for granted such as using plants for food and medicine, making fire without matches, weaving with natural materials, and making primitive weapons. Free, fun for the entire family. Info: www.placerita.org
Thursday, Oct. 25 11:30 a.m. 2018 Santa Clarita State of the City Luncheon City of the Arts. The theme for this year is “Santa Clarita – City of the Arts.” Tickets are $40 per person and $400 per table of 10. Ticket price includes luncheon and commemorative gift. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita, 91355. $40 per person, $400 per table of 10. Info and reservations: city of Santa Clarita 661-255-4939.
Friday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. to midnight. VIA Monster BASH Ball. Benefiting Connecting to Success and the VIA Education Foundation, the annual VIA BASH transforms this year into the VIA Monster BASH Ball. Costumes encouraged or black tie. $150 individual tickets; $1,750 table for ten. Hyatt Regency Valencia, Grand Ballroom, 24500 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita, 91355. Info: https://via.org, 661-294-8088 or email: [email protected]
Friday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. “Goin’ Country at Hart,” is the latest “Recreation After Dark” event series at Hart Hall and Patio. DJ Al Ewing will be in charge of music for the evening. “Goin’ Country at Hart” events will feature two dance floors, line dance instruction, arts & crafts and food trucks. William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, 91321. A $10 donation at the door will benefit the Friends of Hart Park. Info: friendsofhartpark.com.
Friday, Saturday Oct. 26-27 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Let’s do the “Time Warp” again for the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Musical science fiction comedy horror film at The MAIN in Newhall. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and to bring props. (Hotdogs and water guns are NOT allowed.) This movie is Rated R and suggested attendance is at least 18. Adult beverages will be available for purchase inside the theater. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets: $10 presale, $15 at the door. The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Newhall, 91321. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-tickets-50289343781
Saturday, Oct. 27 8 a.m. to noon. Bark For Life of SCV. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event that honors the care-giving qualities of canine companions. Games, activities and a costume contest. Vendors, raffles. $15 for one dog, $25 for two dogs. West Creek Park 24247 Village Circle, Valencia, 91354. Info: www.scvbark.org, www.SCVBark.org or contact [email protected].
Saturday, Oct. 27 9-11 a.m. Five Knolls Halloween Dog Costume Contest. Meet your neighbors and their dogs. Fundraiser the Castaic Animal Shelter. $6 registration fee. Golden Valley Park 22725 Five Knolls Blvd., Santa Clarita, 91350. Info: https://5knollsdogcontest.com
Sunday, Oct. 28 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Halloween at The Gentle Barn, the annual Gentle Halloween. Activities include: 18th birthday party for Truffles the Pig, costume contests, a Gentle 12 sponsor and feeding pumpkins to the animals. Tickets should be reserved at www.gentlebarn.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft Fair 2018. Craft Fair at Henry Mayo Center in Education Rooms 4-7. All proceeds from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary benefit Patient Care Services. Henry Mayo Center, Education Rooms 4-7 23803 McBean Parkway, Valencia, Education Rooms 4-7. Info: email: [email protected]
Tuesday, Oct. 30 6-7:30 p.m. Women 2 Women Tour. Come join the movement to network with women in your local community and engage more women in a productive conversation about the relationship between our lives, our work, and the political process. The Women2Women Tour in Santa Clarita will feature a networking reception followed by a candid panel discussion moderated by SCTV Anchor Tami Edwards. The panel will feature actress and businesswoman Vivica A. Fox, the founder of the Women2Women tour Sarah Chamberlain, and more guests to be announced. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, 91355. Info: https://w2wtour.com/event/santaclarita/
Wednesday, Oct. 31 9 a.m.-noon. Morning Plein Aire Painting. Meets last Wednesday of the month in a different location. The event is free, but register in advance: www.santaclaritaartists.org/plein-aire-events.html.
Thursday, Nov. 1 3-6 p.m. Operation Gratitude: Halloween Candy Buy Back. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry will be hosting its 10th anniversary Operation Gratitude: Halloween Candy Buy Back event. Candy will be sent it to troops serving overseas. Bring wrapped Halloween candy and we’ll buy it for $1 per pound. Students can write letters of gratitude to the troops and meet with local military soldiers, who will be in attendance. All participants get dental goodies, participate in fun Halloween-themed mini games and chances to win prizes. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry 27450 Tourney Road, Suite 250, Valencia, CA 91355. Info: 661-259-4474 or email [email protected]
Thursday, Nov. 1 6:30-8:30 p.m. Caring for the Top 30 Plants for the SCV. You’ve selected and installed plants new in your landscape, but how do you care for them? Learn maintenance techniques of the top 30 plants for the SCV (and others) so that they’ll thrive in the SCV climate. Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91350. Info: https://yourscvwater.com/index.php/event/gardening-class-caring-for-the-top-30-plants-for-the-scv/
Saturday, Nov. 3 7:30-11 a.m. Santa Clarita Heart Walk. The American Heart Association is hosting the 2018 Los Angeles Heart Walk event in Santa Clarita, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Santa Clarita, 91355. Info: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/WSA-WesternStatesAffiliate?sid=2156&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=3477
Saturday, Nov. 3 6:15-10 a.m. Santa Clarita Marathon Volunteers. Volunteer for the Santa Clarita Marathon. Visit SantaClaritaVolunteers.com for more information and to register to volunteer.
Saturday, Nov. 3 7 a.m. Santa Clarita Marathon. The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body. The weekend will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K run, 5K run and Mayor’s Walk. To enhance the running experience, Santa Clarita Marathon races will take place over two days, Nov. 3-4. Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia, 91355. Info: https://scmarathon.org
Thursday, Nov. 8 6:30 p.m. The Local Group Astronomy Club meets at Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, 91355. Open to the public. Info: www.lgscv.org/
Friday, Nov. 9 Friday Night Movies at College of the Canyons. See unique films you might have missed. Host and moderator Gary Peterson will discuss details of the films. All films are free and open to the public. Friday, Nov. 9 6 p.m. Autism in Love, 8 p.m. Won’t You Be My Neighbor; Friday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, 8 p.m. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story; Friday, Dec. 14 6 p.m. Three Identical Strangers, 8 p.m. Disobedience. College of the Canyons, Hasley Hall, Room 101, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 5-6 p.m. Keeping Your Brain Healthy. Did you know that your brain is an organ too? Learn about things you can do to help your memory and brain stay strong as you age. Second Tuesday of each month. Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, Room 1 24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia, 91355. Register/info: Adrianna Guadarrama, (818) 830-4738, [email protected]
Saturday, Nov. 17 6 p.m. Twilight Hike Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, 91321. Info. placerita.org.
Sunday, Nov. 18 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Red Carpet Runway fashion show. Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355. General seating $85