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Calendar of Events: February 10th to February 23rd, 2019

Mondays at 10 a.m. Join Barnes & Noble every Monday morning at 10 a.m. for a special Toddler Storytime at the Children’s Stage. Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2642

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Join us for a fun-packed evening of music and dance. We kick the night off with some awesome house music, then a live musical set and might even throw in a little comedy. Doors 6 p.m. Party starts 7 p.m. Musicians and singers are invited to join the All-Star Jam portion of the evening. $10 + applicable fees $5 at the door when you bring a charitable donation! If you purchase a ticket at a table you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25 per person. Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult. The Canyon – Santa Clarita, Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Suite 1351, Santa Clarita. Info: wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/events/rock-n-roll-jam-nite-01-16-santa-clarita/

Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. California farmers and specialty food purveyors come together each Saturday, rain or shine, to bring you a farmers’ market with the finest in fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, including organic, baked goods, flowers, herbs, cheeses, and prepared foods. The market offers patrons a chance to come face to face with their food source. Old Town Newhall, 24500 Main Street, Newhall. Info: oldtownnewhall.com/old-town-newhall-farmers-market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am to noon. Each weekend, the Gibbon Center is open to the public and a tour is given at roughly 10 a.m., no reservations are required. $15 Adults, $12 teens and students, $10 Seniors, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free. 19100 Esguerra Road, Santa Clarita. Info: gibboncenter.org

Every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grab the young’uns and mosey on up the hill in William S. Hart Park to the glorious hilltop Mansion, where you can not only take a free guided tour, but your young ones can have some free craftin’ fun. Set up right outside the Mansion’s back door, on the covered back patio, is the new weekly Crafterday Saturday craft table. The young ones can try their hands at simple crafts like making their own totem poles, designing their own rope art, making their own dreamcatchers, and so much more. It’s free and all are welcome. Activities are geared towards younger participants, but anyone who enjoys crafts will have a grand ol’ time, so don’t miss it. 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.Info: (661) 254-4584, hartmuseum.org

Every Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Every Saturday night, we find a great group of Gourmet Food Trucks to get together and create community fun in the Santa Clarita Valley. The food trucks rotate so that each week, there are different options of food to try. Tables and chairs are provided and it’s handicap-accessible. There is a grassy knoll to picnic on, fly kites or Frisbee. 26573 Carl Boyer Drive, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/foodtrucksaturday

Every Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop and save every Sunday at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet. Hundreds of vendors selling new merchandise, collectibles, plants, home decor, clothing, tools and so much more. Live entertainment, food trucks and good cheer every week!  $2 admission. 22500 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: saugusspeedway.com/content/Meet-our-Swap-Meets.aspx

Every Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Come out and try one of the fastest growing sports in Santa Clarita. Dragon boating has over 2,000 years of history behind it but here in Santa Clarita it is still relatively new at about 4 years old. We invite the community to come out to Castaic’s lower lake to give dragon boating a try. All equipment and parking will be provided free. All ages are welcome from 9 years old and up. Castaic Lake Recreation, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic, For more info, please call 213-447-5707 or visit teamdragoneyes.my-free.website

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come hug the cows, give the pig’s tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn Donation: Adults $22, Kids $12. Tickets are nonrefundable but rain checks are available upon request. The Gentle Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita. Info: gentlebarn.org/california

EVENTS BY DATE

Monday, Feb. 11, 2:30-5:30 p.m. The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is pleased to present an exciting new exhibition, “A Better Nectar,” by Jessica Rath with Robert Hoehn. Rath, in collaboration with composer and sound designer Robert Hoehn, creates an immersive and interactive experience using sculpture, light, and sound to explore how bees learn and remember multisensory floral symbols to find better nectar.Join the artists for a lecture and discussion in Mentry Hall (Room 305) Monday, Feb. 11, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free public reception and celebration for the artists will follow from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery. 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road

Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 362-3612

Monday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m. Please join Soroptimists International of Valencia for our Gentlemen for a Cause bowling challenge. This is the third in a series of four challenges leading up to our 9th Annual Gentlemen for a Cause cornhole tournament and live charity auction. Come and support these local gents! Bring the whole family and Bowl for a Cause. Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/319371615364880/

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-9 p.m. Come have a beer or glass of wine and support Soroptimist International of Valencia’s mission to improve the lives of women and girls! Wolf Creek Brewery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this event to Soroptimist International of Valencia. 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, Santa Clarita. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2216376591908922/?event_time_id=2216376595242255

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m.  A public reception will be held for the “Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region” exhibit. Visitors to the newest College of the Canyons Gallery 206 exhibition will be carried away to Shaanxi Province, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization, for a broader understanding and appreciation for another culture. The public will not want to miss the priceless artifacts and paintings that tell the stories of a far away, but not altogether different, people. The exhibition runs through March 15 in Gallery 206, located on the second floor of the Valencia campus library. 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: [email protected]

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. Join Geek Girls Forever for a special LoveCraft event while we craft our own cards whether you intend it for your Valentine or Galentine. This year, we’ll be decorating 16 oz tumblers for all those coffee (or wine) drinks you need on the go. We’ll supply various papers, stickers and the like including some Geek Girls Forever stickers. Feel free to  bring your own accoutrements. Members pay a $12 materials fee. Non-members pay $10 meeting fee and a $12 materials fee. Geek Girls HQ, 24509 Walnut St., No. 203 Newhall. Info: geekgirlsforever.com/event-3232552

Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join Color Me Mine for a Paint By Candlelight Valentine’s day special. Enjoy two for one studio fees and complimentary treats all day long!Call to reserve a table. 24300 Town Center Drive, No. 106, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-9266, valencia.colormemine.com

FThursday, Feb. 14, 3:30-5 p.m. Come to the Dr. Richard. H. Rioux Memorial park for som Valentines Day cards, treats, games, prizes, etc. for children and their families. 26233 Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentines-day-celebration-tickets-54373027188?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or your bestie and create two projects!  Choose from a planked sign, a framed sign or a round pedestal tray and get crafty with AR Workshop’s designer paints and non-toxic stains. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy during your workshop. $99. AR Workshop, 27916 Seco Canyon, Suite 204, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 288-1903

Thursday, Feb. 14, 7-10:30 p.m. Le Chene French Cuisine will host a murder mystery dinner on Valentine’s Day, for couples looking to add a little mystery to their celebration. The Valentine’s dinner is set to include a five-course meal, including three types of wines for guests. Actors will stay in character throughout the dinner and help create a sense of mystery, while all dinner guests play the role as suspects in a criminal investigation.$145 per person. Le Chene, 2625 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce. Info: (661) 251-4315, lechene.com

Thursday, Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Grandparents as Parents program at SCV Senior Center Kickoff. The Santa Clarita Senior Center is excited to bring a new program to the Santa Clarita Valley that will support grandparents as parents as they navigate the care of their grandchildren. While the idea of children living with grandparents is not new, the frequency of grandparent care has increased and the reasons for this phenomenon have changed. The services that will be offered are support groups, advocacy, education, parenting classes and more. SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita. Info: Linda Davies (661) 259-9444, ext. 130

Thursday, Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner at the Oaks Club with a view of the entire valley that can match no other. This wonderful evening will include a five-course dinner, harpist and optional $30 wine pairing. The Valentine’s Dinner is open to the public. Non-members cost $95, per person. 6550 Heritage View Lane, Santa Clarita. Info: 661) 288-1995, ext. 135; [email protected], oaksclubvalencia.com/event/valentines-dinner?date=2019-02-14

Friday, Feb. 15, 4-9 p.m. Newhall Press Room is thrilled to be offering a Valentine’s Day special event. Join us for for a romantic evening, serenaded by violin, enjoying great company, food and wine. In addition, we will be offering a couples prix fixe menu. Upon reserving your table, you will be provided a choice of participating in the special pre-fix menu offering or providing a deposit to secure your reservation. Newhall Press Room, 24257 Main St., Santa Clarita. Info: exploretock.com/newhallpressroom/

Friday, Feb. 15; Saturday,  Feb. 16; Friday, Feb. 22; and Saturday, Feb. 23, 8-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 17, 2-4 p.m. Three kids – Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji – are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. But when Kenny’s and Benji’s relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn’t shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Seating is first come, first serve. $20 adults; $18 students and seniors. The Main, 24266 Main Street, Newhall. Info: (661) 290-2255 , https://atthemain.org/tickets/

Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m. Prepare to experience a new obstacle course race (OCR) that challenges you to dig deep and push yourself to new levels The Grit OCR course features a challenging 6- to 8-mile course that’s 95 percent dirt trails with 5 percent old paved asphalt, throughout the course will be 20+ obstacles designed to test the strength of your whole body, pushing you to the next level of strength and fitness. We believe that anyone can do this, but it won’t be easy. Choose from competitive, general, or kids entry.East Walker Ranch Open Space, 16723 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: https://gritocr.com

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m. Come to the Agua Dulce Winery and learn about wine blends from around the world then create your own! Bottle it. Cork it. Label it and take home to enjoy that evening. Add some cheese and chocolate and join in this popular event. Space is limited and reservations are required. 9640 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, California. Info: (661) 268-7402, aguadulcewinery.com/wp/event/valentines-day-wine-blending-experience

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-7 p.m. Invite your friends and family to spend a fun-filled day of dancing and karaoke at the Oak Creek Corral Friendship Dance! Each ticket includes snacks, drinks, a nacho bar, goodies and the person to bring the most guests wins a prize! $10 per person or $40 per family. Oak Creek Corral, 27345 Sand Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: Tracy (661) 607-5178 facebook.com/events/2195488183847038

Saturday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Our community is invited to attend the Elks Charity Roast and Live Auction to witness why Vietnam Veteran William ‘Bill’ Reynolds is the recipient of the Elks ‘Bravest Man On The Face Of This Earth’ medal. He has ‘volunteered’ to be the Roastee in order to raise funds for Veterans Organizations in Santa Clarita, and for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Master of Ceremonies, Santa Clarita City Council Member Bob Kellar will encourage Roastees Don Fleming, Jay Larkins and Elliott Wolfe to relay total fabrications of Bill’s exemplary life and service to veterans and our community. The Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Hwy, Canyon Country. Info: (661) 251-1500, https://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=2379

Sunday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 23, 12-2:30 p.m. Near midnight March 12, 1928, the newly constructed St. Francis Dam, designed by Los Angeles legend William Mulholland, suffered a catastrophic break in San Francisquito Canyon. Join Curbed and KCET’s Hadley Meares and archaeologist Ann Stansell as we tour ground zero of this infamous disaster. We will meet at Power Plant No. 2, where we will learn about the history of the 1st Los Angeles aqueduct and related power plants. Next, we will view several memorials related to the disaster in the area. We will then drive up to the dam site and walk the ruins in a visit arranged exclusively for Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles. $40. Power Plant No. 2, Forest Rte 5N27, Santa Clarita. Info: Hadley Meares [email protected], https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/st-francis-dam-disaster-feb-2019?fbclid=IwAR3GWxzYS6gXMQO96dXU2UCRy2qdGGd_E2Rd_H0RW1Vy1dMte2d33jG0rGc#tickets

Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. An oil painting demo by Lynne Fearman will be held on at the meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA).Using a palette of three colors and white, Fearman said, “This will be slightly different from most because my triad will be primarily in the cool tones. I will show how with this limited palette, one can create a dynamic and exciting painting.” Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: santaclaritaartists.org

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m. Come to a business after hours mixer and check out the new interior renovations beginning at Westfield Valencia Town Center with the Center’s senior management team members as they host the SCV’s premiere monthly business networking event. The Canyon Club – Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita. Info: chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=SCVC&evid=45305329

Friday, Feb. 22, 6-11 p.m. The nonprofit Canyon Theatre Guild will present its 20th annual “Night of a Thousands Stars” gala fundraiser which will feature dinner and entertainment, including live performances and dancing to the music of the Ann Louise Band. Admission starts $150 per individual ticket and proceeds will benefit the Canyon Theatre Guild’s productions and presentations. The Oaks Club at Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Info: (661) 799-2702

FF Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Light Force Academy will host its first competition featuring saberists from all over Southern California. This is an open tournament and a sanctioned Lightspeed Saber League Competition using Lightspeed blades and rules. There will also be a few local businesses setting up booths at our competition! There will be trophies for first through third place and various prizes from other businesses. We will also be having a youth division! 24502 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/222361155368181/

Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Join artist Michael Del Real for a free workshop where Del Real will teach skateboard painting techniques. Supplies will be provided, but space is limited. Santa Clarita Skate Park, 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Info: https://sites.google.com/view/publicartproject2019?fbclid=IwAR0lJFTRPUApcavCPMulvLDl0TEZ2olEYSlL7rUAcFbl4yWhtASXiWt6Cu8


Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wildlife expert Peter Gros, as seen on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences, timeless tales and adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers. He will introduce friendly exotic animals and share inspirational stories about conservation, travel and wildlife filming. $20-$35. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: https://www3.canyons.edu/Offices/PIO/CanyonsPAC/

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