Local Events Calendar

Jul
21
Fri
Winning SCV Photographers Association Spring Competition Selections Displayed at City Hall @ First Floor Gallery at City Hall
Jul 21 – Nov 21 all-day

WINNING SANTA CLARITA VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

SPRING COMPETITION SELECTIONS TO BE DISPLAYED AT CITY HALL

Residents invited to attend free showing and reception

 

Residents are invited to view the winning photographs from the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association (SCVP) Spring Print Competition in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. The photo exhibit will be on display from July 21, 2017 through November 21, 2017.  The gallery is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.

The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association Spring Print Competition took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Sierra Hills Clubhouse.  The annual competition features members’ artwork in a variety of categories. The winners of each category and those receiving a merit will be featured in the exhibition in the First Floor Gallery.  The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association is dedicated to advancing the art and business of photography.  For more information on the association, visit scvphotographers.com.

A free public reception will be held in the First Floor Gallery on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Residents are invited to stop by and enjoy light appetizers, live music and mingle with the artists featured in the exhibit.

For more information regarding the art reception and exhibit, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

Jul
26
Wed
Winning SCV Photographers Association Spring Competition Selections Displayed at City Hall @ First Floor Gallery at City Hall
Jul 26 – Nov 26 all-day

WINNING SANTA CLARITA VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

SPRING COMPETITION SELECTIONS TO BE DISPLAYED AT CITY HALL

Residents invited to attend free showing and reception

 

Residents are invited to view the winning photographs from the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association (SCVP) Spring Print Competition in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. The photo exhibit will be on display from July 21, 2017 through November 21, 2017.  The gallery is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.

The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association Spring Print Competition took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Sierra Hills Clubhouse.  The annual competition features members’ artwork in a variety of categories. The winners of each category and those receiving a merit will be featured in the exhibition in the First Floor Gallery.  The Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association is dedicated to advancing the art and business of photography.  For more information on the association, visit scvphotographers.com.

A free public reception will be held in the First Floor Gallery on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Residents are invited to stop by and enjoy light appetizers, live music and mingle with the artists featured in the exhibit.

For more information regarding the art reception and exhibit, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

Sep
19
Tue
Anniversary Week – Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center @ Henry Mayo Fitness And Health
Sep 19 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 pm
September 18th-23rd

Monday (Sports)
Afternoon Seminar: Running Technique 5-6 p.m.
Evening Seminar: Dr. Avakian Podiatrist 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gait Analysis- Physical Therapy- appointment only 661-200-2348
Orthotics- Runners Lane

Tuesday (Vendor Night)
Santa Clarita Tri Club, SCV Vitamins, HMFH Massage Therapy, Lorna Jane, Ice Wellness & Recovery, Arbonne, SCV Runners, Doterra, Lyfe Kitchen and more!

Wednesday (General Nutrition)
Morning Seminar: Mindfulness Nutrition 10-11 a.m.
Evening Seminar Training and Nutrition- Sven Manseau 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Screenings)
Body Composition
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Blood Pressure
Cholesterol & Glucose
Vision testing
Bone Density

Friday
Member Appreciation
Fit Chow- Food Prep Demo
Giveaways, Snacks, Games (Workout Bingo, Treadmill Trivia)

Saturday
Activities- Decades Cardio 8-10 a.m.
Zumbathon 12-3 p.m.

College of the Canyons Resume Rally @ College of the Canyons
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Resume Rally

What: Resume Rally is where students and community members can create a new resume, or have their current resume critiqued, prior to attending the college’s Job & Career Fair events. Attendees without student parking passes should be prepared to purchase a one-day pass for $3, or print out a Resume Rally flyer from the college’s Career Services website and place it on their car’s dashboard on the day of the event.

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: COC, Valencia Campus, Canyon Hall Room 102, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Valencia

Cost: Free

More info: www.canyons.edu

Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey @ Bella Cucina
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

TEXAS NEEDS US!

People throughout our nation are coming together to aid in support.

In honor of the victims of Hurricane Harvey a fundraiser was created. This is your opportunity to help.

 

Please join us at: Bella Cucina, 27911 Seco Canyon Rd. Tuesday, September 19, 2017,11AM-9PM. 15% of your bill we will be donated to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Mention you are here for the cause.

Organized by,

Deborah Buffman

Coldwell Banker, Vista Realty

661-244-7749

 

Sep
20
Wed
Anniversary Week – Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center @ Henry Mayo Fitness And Health
Sep 20 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 pm
September 18th-23rd

Monday (Sports)
Afternoon Seminar: Running Technique 5-6 p.m.
Evening Seminar: Dr. Avakian Podiatrist 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gait Analysis- Physical Therapy- appointment only 661-200-2348
Orthotics- Runners Lane

Tuesday (Vendor Night)
Santa Clarita Tri Club, SCV Vitamins, HMFH Massage Therapy, Lorna Jane, Ice Wellness & Recovery, Arbonne, SCV Runners, Doterra, Lyfe Kitchen and more!

Wednesday (General Nutrition)
Morning Seminar: Mindfulness Nutrition 10-11 a.m.
Evening Seminar Training and Nutrition- Sven Manseau 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Screenings)
Body Composition
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Blood Pressure
Cholesterol & Glucose
Vision testing
Bone Density

Friday
Member Appreciation
Fit Chow- Food Prep Demo
Giveaways, Snacks, Games (Workout Bingo, Treadmill Trivia)

Saturday
Activities- Decades Cardio 8-10 a.m.
Zumbathon 12-3 p.m.

Sep
21
Thu
Anniversary Week – Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center @ Henry Mayo Fitness And Health
Sep 21 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 pm
September 18th-23rd

Monday (Sports)
Afternoon Seminar: Running Technique 5-6 p.m.
Evening Seminar: Dr. Avakian Podiatrist 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gait Analysis- Physical Therapy- appointment only 661-200-2348
Orthotics- Runners Lane

Tuesday (Vendor Night)
Santa Clarita Tri Club, SCV Vitamins, HMFH Massage Therapy, Lorna Jane, Ice Wellness & Recovery, Arbonne, SCV Runners, Doterra, Lyfe Kitchen and more!

Wednesday (General Nutrition)
Morning Seminar: Mindfulness Nutrition 10-11 a.m.
Evening Seminar Training and Nutrition- Sven Manseau 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Screenings)
Body Composition
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Blood Pressure
Cholesterol & Glucose
Vision testing
Bone Density

Friday
Member Appreciation
Fit Chow- Food Prep Demo
Giveaways, Snacks, Games (Workout Bingo, Treadmill Trivia)

Saturday
Activities- Decades Cardio 8-10 a.m.
Zumbathon 12-3 p.m.

Transitions Group/ Job Club Meeting @ University Center at the College of the Canyons , Room 107
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We would like to invite you to join us in our upcoming PMI-LA Transitions Group Meeting in Santa Clarita on 21-Sept, Thursday. Please join Cynthia Oredugba, our speaker of this month with topic “Play Full Out. Play Big. Play Bold. It’s YOUR Turn!”.

Register Now and share this event with your friends and colleagues. Walk-ins are welcome.

Play Full Out. Play Big. Play Bold. It’s YOUR Turn!
How about we focus on YOU for a change! YOU are serious about your career in project management and YOUR professional development. In this course, we will explore the various tools and tactics you need to help you take action into moving from where YOU are now, to where YOU want to go.

We will tackle fear and other discouraging roadblocks. We will identify the various steps that YOU need to take in order to identify and prioritize the tactics that will open the door for you to make the moves needed for your professional growth.

You will learn how to overcome the fundamental mistakes you make that lower productivity and distinguish activity with productivity. Come with the curiosity of a child and be prepared to look through a different lens. Come prepared to reconnect with the uniqueness you bring to your career. Come prepared to play a game that will let you explore how to take Bold Steps. Leave with a commitment to celebrate what unfolds; take it with you as you manage and lead.

About Cynthia Oredugba

Cynthia is the owner of Missing Peace Coaching and she works with her clients to find the treasures that lie within so they can have the career and the quality of life they desire. She uses the Core EnergyTM coaching process to help people tap into their inner purpose and passion and connect with outer goals and strategies to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results.

Valencia California Family History Center classes @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Valencia California Family History Center holds courses to help the community discover, preserve and share family histories.

First and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

Sep
22
Fri
Anniversary Week – Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center @ Henry Mayo Fitness And Health
Sep 22 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 pm
September 18th-23rd

Monday (Sports)
Afternoon Seminar: Running Technique 5-6 p.m.
Evening Seminar: Dr. Avakian Podiatrist 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gait Analysis- Physical Therapy- appointment only 661-200-2348
Orthotics- Runners Lane

Tuesday (Vendor Night)
Santa Clarita Tri Club, SCV Vitamins, HMFH Massage Therapy, Lorna Jane, Ice Wellness & Recovery, Arbonne, SCV Runners, Doterra, Lyfe Kitchen and more!

Wednesday (General Nutrition)
Morning Seminar: Mindfulness Nutrition 10-11 a.m.
Evening Seminar Training and Nutrition- Sven Manseau 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Screenings)
Body Composition
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Blood Pressure
Cholesterol & Glucose
Vision testing
Bone Density

Friday
Member Appreciation
Fit Chow- Food Prep Demo
Giveaways, Snacks, Games (Workout Bingo, Treadmill Trivia)

Saturday
Activities- Decades Cardio 8-10 a.m.
Zumbathon 12-3 p.m.

College of the Canyons Hosts Human Trafficking Conference @ College of the Canyons, Gymnasium
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
College of the Canyons to Host Human Trafficking Conference on September 22

 

To raise awareness on human trafficking, an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in California, College of the Canyons will host the one-day conference, “It’s Still Happening Right Here! Human Trafficking,” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The conference will be held in the East P.E. Gymnasium, located at the college’s Valencia campus.

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 705 cases of human trafficking have been reported in California this year.

“It is hard to believe that human trafficking is an issue that plagues our communities today,” said Patty Robinson, faculty director of civic engagement and community engagement initiatives at the college and one of the event’s organizers. “We hope this conference helps raise awareness about this important issue, which exists in the Santa Clarita Valley.”

Tika Thornton, an advocate against sex trafficking and a survivor herself, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. As a mentor and speaker, Thornton provides one-on-one peer counseling to at-risk youth and works to provide sex trafficking survivors with job skills and resources.

Other event speakers will include:

  • Kate Wedell (Director and Founder of Cherished)
  • Barbara Vasquez (Human trafficking survivor)
  • Lydia Ramirez (Human trafficking survivor)

“We hope this event will give attendees the tools and resources they need to help victims free themselves from human trafficking,” said Larry Schallert, assistant director of the Student Health and Wellness / Mental Health program at the college and one of the event’s organizers.

To RSVP for this free event, email CivicEngagement@canyons.edu.
 

Valencia Viking Alumni Invited to Homecoming Game @ Valencia High School
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Valencia Viking Alumni Creating New Traditions

Homecoming Floats Get One More Addition

The Valencia Viking Alumni Association (V.V.A.A.) is inviting ALL Valencia High Alumni to attend the Homecoming Football Game on September 22, 2017. In honor of the school’s first 20 year reunion, the V.V.A.A. has created a themed float and choreographed dance. Float performances will start at 6:00 PM at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium, located on the Valencia High School campus. Alumni can come as early as 5:00 PM to tour the campus. The Viking Varsity Football team (2-0) takes on the Bakersfield High School Drillers (1-1) at 7:00 PM.

Alumni seeking more information about the V.V.A.A can find them on Facebook at @ValenciaVikingAlumni or through email at alumni.valenciavikings@gmail.com. For alumni who would like to dance during the float presentation please send an email to the address above to receive details and practice times. The V.V.A.A. hopes to make the alumni float a homecoming tradition at Valencia High for years to come.

CABARET @ Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm

CABARET

Presented by Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

September 9 – October 15, 2017

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this Tony Award winning musical, CABARET takes you into the seedy, and at times dangerous, world of pre-WWII Germany. Escape to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical. Tickets are $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & above and Students and can be purchased online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling (805) 583-7900. Recommended for audiences 14 and above due to mature themes and language.

Sep
23
Sat
Anniversary Week – Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center @ Henry Mayo Fitness And Health
Sep 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 pm
September 18th-23rd

Monday (Sports)
Afternoon Seminar: Running Technique 5-6 p.m.
Evening Seminar: Dr. Avakian Podiatrist 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gait Analysis- Physical Therapy- appointment only 661-200-2348
Orthotics- Runners Lane

Tuesday (Vendor Night)
Santa Clarita Tri Club, SCV Vitamins, HMFH Massage Therapy, Lorna Jane, Ice Wellness & Recovery, Arbonne, SCV Runners, Doterra, Lyfe Kitchen and more!

Wednesday (General Nutrition)
Morning Seminar: Mindfulness Nutrition 10-11 a.m.
Evening Seminar Training and Nutrition- Sven Manseau 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Screenings)
Body Composition
Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Blood Pressure
Cholesterol & Glucose
Vision testing
Bone Density

Friday
Member Appreciation
Fit Chow- Food Prep Demo
Giveaways, Snacks, Games (Workout Bingo, Treadmill Trivia)

Saturday
Activities- Decades Cardio 8-10 a.m.
Zumbathon 12-3 p.m.

Monthly Hike and Saturday Brunch at Reyes Winery @ Reyes Winery
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday September 23, 2017, 8-12pm
at Reyes Winery for our Monthly Hike and Saturday Brunch

Purchase your tickets at https://squareup.com/store/reyes-winery/

If you don’t hike…. come enjoy brunch, a tasting and a tour of the vineyard.

$40. Be there by 7:30am. Please wear hat, sunglasses, long pants, and comfortable shoes. It includes a two hour hike through the Sierra Pelona Mountains, a light n healthy lunch, tour and tasting. Robert Reyes will guide you on a medium-advance level hike through the Sierra Pelona Mountains. You will have views of the beautiful valley from the 3500ft elevation. It’s a 7 mile hike.

Caregiver Resource Day @ Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Education Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Knowledge is Power – Caregiver Resource Day

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Dean M. Hartley, Director of Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association

Ronald Ziman, MD, FACP, FAAN Chairman of the Board of the Neurocommunity Foundation

Isacc Vielma, MD, Palliative Medicine Physician, Geriatrics, Palliative Med & Continuing Care (GPCC), Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)

Registration fee of $5.00 includes all sessions, resource materials, access to vendors, drawings, continental breakfast and lunch. Make your reservation early; seating is limited.
For more information, please call SuzAnn at (661) 259-9444 or snelsen@scv-seniorcenter.org.

Saugus High Drum Line Fundraiser Performance @ Albertson's
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Saugus High School Drum Line will be playing this Saturday in front of the Albertsons at 27631 Bouquet Canyon Rd from 9am to 1pm to help raise money for the music program. Great group of kids and staff and it’s a great program!

 

AAUW New Member Welcome Brunch @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The American Association of University Women welcomes new and potential members to their annual Welcome Brunch/Fall Social. The AAUW is a national service organization which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. We sponsor scholarships, a girls’ only science camp for the promotion of STEM studies, and Women in History week at many of our local schools. Come visit with us and see what we are all about!
For more information or to RSVP, please email Sonja Wendt at steinwendt@aol.com

The American Association of University Women . Courtesy photo
Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child – Sept 23 @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child!

Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt. Children’s Bureau offers a comprehensive foster care and adoption program that brings families together for a lifetime. The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.

Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team. Children’s Bureau welcomes every foster and foster-adoptive parent regardless of, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Qualifying families receive training, family assessment, approval and support. A CB resource parent advises potential resource parents “to come into it with an open mind and an open heart. Be prepared to care beyond anything you could have ever imagined.” Watch Children’s Bureau resource families share their foster-adoption experiences here: https://youtu.be/9HYsV-VO2Rk

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon at College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212 or email us at RFrecruitment@all4kids.org. An information packet or application may also be obtained by filling out a request form on the website at www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S BUREAU
Since 1904, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.

Free Event
USC Football Game Watch Party @ Hot Wings Restaurant
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join your fellow USC fans, family, students and alumni at our weekly USC Football Viewing Party. Proceeds will goes toward a scholarship fund for current SCV students attending USC.
Location: Hot Wings Restaurant- Valencia. Across Valencia Town Center. Special USC drinks offered.
2017 USC Football posters will be distributed.

Cost: Cost of meal at restaurant

UCAAN Buy Me Love, Live Charity Date & Silent Auction @ Agoura Calabasas Community Center
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In 2009, it all started with one event our Charity Date Auction, which has grown into an amazing event and helped us start UCAAN (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network).

Announcing our 11th UCAAN Buy Me Love Charity Date Auction on Saturday September 23rd, 2017 from 5:30pm-9:30pm, with a VIP* After party from 9:45pm – 11pm at the Agoura Calabasas Community Center.

(*The VIP After Party is a way for the dating participants and the winning bidders to get to know one another before their dates. Dancing is also happening in the VIP After Party)

This year, our theme is “Jungle!”, So, singles, couples, friends and supporters, come out for a fun evening of laughter, excitement, food, philanthropy, live date auction bidding, our opportunity 2 win and much more!!

This is a GREAT Way to meet people in the community, connect with new and old friends, support a great cause and enjoy a fun night out!

**NOTE: Even if you’re not single this is an amazing event and you won’t want to miss it! The Biggest Goal of this event if to raise awareness about UCAAN and our Future Goals! So the MORE EXPOSURE The Better! The more seats filled, the better!! So Couples are encouraged and welcome!
This event is 18+

*Tickets On Sale now till 9/4. – Pre Sale $15 Includes one free Opportunity 2 win ticket & VIP After Party Entry. Tickets purchased after 9/5 $20 and $25 at the door.

*Sponsor a survivor or cancer warrior to attend tickets on sale now (Someone you know or someone we know)

*Unable to attend but want to support? UCAAN Donate! Either on our eventbrite page or through Paypal at a friend (No fees taken from donation this way) – to send money as a friend via paypal, use email ucaanorg@yahoo.com or ask us how!!!

20 Year Reunion planned For Valencia High School’s First Graduating Classes @ Wolf Creek Brewery
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Maiden Voyage: 20 Years Later

20 Year Reunion planned For Valencia High School’s First Graduating Classes

Santa Clarita, CA – Valencia High School opened its doors in 1994, the first Santa Clarita high school to be built in almost 20 years. In its first year, Valencia had only freshmen and sophomores who transferred in from the valley’s other schools. Those two classes experienced the growing pains of a new school together: new teachers, raising funds for their own marquee and shade structures, and establishing new traditions for future classes.

After three short years, Valencia celebrated the class of 1997, their first graduating class. Those students, thrown together from Saugus, Canyon, and Hart High Schools, became unlikely friends as they completed the school’s maiden voyage together. The following year, the class of 1998 became the first class to complete all four years as Valencia Vikings.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 23 years since those first students began their journey at Valencia. Some of those first graduates have gone on to become very successful in business or professional sports; many have children (and even grandchildren); some have joined the military or moved overseas. There are so many amazing stories from the students that first opened the school.

Now, the classes of 1997 and 1998 are preparing to celebrate Valencia High School’s first 20-year reunion. Since the classes of 1997 and 1998 were so small (especially by today’s standards) and they paved the roads together, they’ve joined forces for an epic celebration. They’ll be bringing together alumni from both classes as well as the teachers and faculty members who played such an important and inspirational role with those original students. The reunion planning committee, made up of 13 alumni, remembers one thing from their days at Valencia: Go big or go home! They are expecting hundreds to attend what is the likely to be the largest high school reunion this valley has ever seen.

Any students from the classes of 1997 or 1998 who attended Valencia High School at all during high school are invited to attend. Teachers and faculty who worked at VHS between 1994 and 1998 are also welcome. For tickets and information, please visit www.vhs20.com. Let’s “raise the ruckus” again!

 

Regular Ticket Price

(available until September 15, 2017)

  • $230.00 Per Couple
  • $125.00 Individual

​Late Ticket Price

  • $300.00 Per Couple
  • $175.00 Individual​

 Teachers and Faculty, see website for special pricing.

Elevate! ASL Artist 2017 Performance @ Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Presents Elevate! ASL Artist on September 23

 

The College of the Canyons American Sign Language (ASL) department will host Elevate! ASL Artist 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Featuring up-and-coming and established ASL artists, the performance will feature sign song, poetry, comedy, dance, and storytelling.

“We are very excited to introduce our students and the Santa Clarita Valley community to this group of extremely talented ASL performers,” said Brittany Applen, chair of the college’s ASL department and one of the event’s organizers. “This show will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy.”

Among the artists slated to perform include CJ Jones, Megg Rose, Shaheem Sanchez, Bob Hiltermann, Amelia Hensley, Lisa Hermatz, Tyrone Oraguzie, Ruthie Jordan, Justin Reynolds, and Jonathan Reynolds.

The performance is co-sponsored by the college’s ASL department and Elevate!, which is a non-profit organization led by Jones that aims to create high-quality ASL entertainment for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing audiences.

A deaf actor, Jones has toured around the world and recently gave his first feature film performance in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver.”

Elevate! ASL Artist will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the PAC.

Interpreters will be provided during the performance for hearing attendees.

Advance purchase tickets are $20 or $25 at the door.

A special VIP ticket experience is available for $50, which includes a pre-show catered meal with ASL talent and VIP reserved seating. Space is limited.

For more information about Elevate! ASL Artist or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.
 

Sep
24
Sun
CBS Film Series presents Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind The Clown @ Congregation Beth Shalom
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Guaranteed to Laugh”
Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker who wrote, produced, staged, and directed many of the films he appeared in. By becoming a “total filmmaker,” Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. However, American critics and the cultural elite tended to reject his abrasive art while others like the French recognized him as a true auteur, giving birth to questions that have perplexed American pop culture for over 50 years: Why do Europeans love Jerry Lewis? What is this aversion Americans have towards him? Is he just a brash, anything-for-yuk buffoon? Or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown?

Courtesy photo

Tickets purchased at door

$5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn
$1 Raffle tickets for your chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice.

Cheer Clinic – Saugus High School @ Saugus High School
Sep 24 @ 12:45 pm – 4:30 pm
A fun and exciting time with the SHS Cheer Squad. Learn basic cheer skills, jumps, and chants, team and spirit building activities. Each cheerleader will receive a Tank Top, photo with a cheerleader, snacks, and a final performance for parents and friends. Saugus High School 21900 Centurion Way
Saugus , CA 91350
United States
Sunday September 24th 2017
12:45 pm registration
1:00 – 4:30 pm clinic
4:00 pm performance
Special perfomance at half time during Saugus High School football game at College of the Canyons on October 13, 2017.
Open to ALL children grades K-8

Additional information, call Erin Whyte (661) 305-7262 or Charissa Elvington (661) 313-1690
See “Saugus High School Cheer” webpage and click on Clinic to see the flier. http://www.saugushighschoolcheer.com/

Soroptiomist International Valencia – ‘Bras for a Cause’ @ Valencia Country Club
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bras for a Cause

Please join us for the 14th annual Bras for a Cause, BRASserie de Valencia. Tickets available now!

Sunday September 24, 20171:00pm – 5:00pm

Valencia Country Club
27330 Tourney Road • Valencia CA 91355

Ticket Price $100

Table sponsorships available for $5000, $2500 and $1500

Single tickets $100

NAMI Peer-to-Peer @ Temple Beth Ami
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer-to-Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:

Free and confidential

Held once a week, for 2 hours

Taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves

A great source for information on mental health recovery

Registration required.

 

Star Power Talent Showcase @ Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Star Power Talent Showcase

This is a backpack drive and talent competition. Will have food trucks and vendor booths. This is a non profit event but admission is charged as we are using all funds for school supplies.

Sep
25
Mon
Find Your Family Roots – Genealogy 101 @ Valencia Library VA Meeting Room
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to find your family roots and your history. This is an introduction to Genealogy research. Learn how to search and participate in adding to your family tree with FAMILYSEARCH. Registration required to reserve a computer or bring your own laptop.
If you have a pedigree chart, bring it and make sure you know how to access your email (user name and password) by phone or computer.

Sep
26
Tue
CUSD Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Castaic Middle School, MPR
Sep 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Castaic Union School District Annual Blood Drive

In support of the American Red Cross, Castaic Middle School hopes to exceed the number of pints donated last year.  We would like to encourage our staff, parents and community members to donate blood to assist with the continuing shortage of this life-saving resource.

Sep
27
Wed
Hurricane Irma Fundraiser @ Wolf Creek Restaurant
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

The Victims of Hurricane Irma Need Our Support!
Hurricane Irma devastated many areas, the people of the
Caribbean were the worst hit. They are fearing that they will be
forgotten. Estimated time frame to reach these individuals can
take months.
In the honor of these victims a fundraiser was created. This is
your opportunity to help.
Please join us at: Wolf Creek Restaurant, 27746 McBean Pkwy,
Valencia, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11AM-10PM. 15%
of your bill will be donated to the RED CROSS, for the victims of
Hurricane Irma. Mention you are here for the cause.

PFLAG Meeting @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church,
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A support group for parents, allies, and our LGBTQ community as they deal with the coming out process, safety issues, and other matters of importance to all.

Sep
28
Thu
A Free Event for the Caregivers in Our Community @ Valencia Public Library
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The event is free and will feature speakers who not only thrive in their current role as caregivers but who have helped and mentored countless others in a similar situation. This includes Dave Nassaney (author of six books on caregiving and host of the radio show “The Caregivers’ Caregiver”), Avery Aguilar (past Division Director for Toastmasters District 52), and Charlene Perrone (Certified Senior Advisor and co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, a company dedicated to helping seniors live independently at home). There will also be a Q&A panel hosted by Elder Law Attorney Gina Ahn.

Valencia High School Disney Choir Show Thu & Fri @ Valencia High School
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets purchased at door.

Come see the Valencia choir program’s fall show, featuring all things Disney! Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. This event will feature a live band and include the 5 valencia choirs and amazing soloists. A second showing is also on 9/29 Friday

Sep
29
Fri
The Great Americans Shoot 2017, Sep 29-Oct 1 @ Oak Tree Gun Club
Sep 29 all-day

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 Aims for another Record-Breaking Event for Special Forces Charitable Trust and Other Military Nonprofits

Three American Military Heroes Join Patriotic Americans Outside of Los Angeles for Skilled Sporting Clays Shoot and Other Competitions as a Salute to Our American Warriors

NEWHALL, CA  – The Fourth Annual The Great Americans Shoot will take place at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, CA from September 29th through October 1st, 2017. 

Once again, the event organizers and participants are aiming to surpass the previous Great Americans Shoot’s fundraising record, making this year’s event the largest fundraising clay shoot in history.  This philanthropic sporting clay shoot benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) (www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org) and multiple other military nonprofits that provide support to active duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.  Nearly $4 million has been raised for charity since the Shoot’s inception in 2014.

Half of the proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will go to SFCT to support its mission to provide meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the United States Army Special Forces, past and present, and their Families.  The other half of the proceeds will be given to the designated charities of the top five fundraising teams.  The event is comprised of 20 five-person shooting teams that have each committed to raising $50,000.00.  Each team also includes a “6th Man” from within the Special Operations Community, who will join the shooting competition as an honorary team member.  In addition to the main event, there will be a 3-Gun Competition where lucky civilians will be able to support military charities of their choice and compete with teams of two “professionals” from the Special Operations Community.

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 (www.thegreatamericansshoot.org) is co-chaired by three American military heroes: former Special Forces Nate Boyer, retired Navy SEAL George Severence, and retired Marine Reconnaissance Master Gunnery Sergeant John Croft.  Each of these inspirational men expresses a deep appreciation to all participants and donors, who show incredible patriotism for our great country.

“You are the reason we are so brave,” says Boyer, who has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan during his 10 years with United States Army Special Forces.  “We know that people like you have our backs while we are downrange, and that our families will be taken care of while we are deployed.”

This is exactly what these American citizens aim to do through this event; they fundraise to support these Soldiers and their Families as they sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

Severence, who served on the front lines in the War on Terror, explains:

“This is not like World War II, when just about every American family was directly touched by the conflict.  To all potential donors, many of whom have no direct relationship with the military, I say thank you for understanding what our families face.”

As conflict in the world increases, deployments have become significantly more frequent; yet, many Americans have been fortunate enough not to have had their lives directly impacted by this global change: this is because of the strength, sense of duty, and sacrifices of the United States military and their Families.  As Americans, it is our duty and our privilege to support them, though they do not ask for anything.

Croft, who spent 20 of his 27 years in the United States Marine Corps in Marine Reconnaissance, elaborates:

“We are trained to do our job and to be self-sufficient.  If there is an issue at home, we are not the types to go looking for assistance.  Organizations like the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other military nonprofits provide critical resources in a quiet and respectful way, and we are extremely grateful to them and their donors.”

“The Great Americans Shoot continues to grow each year, raising money and awareness for these deserving military nonprofits,” said David T. Guernsey Jr., Executive Director of the Special Forces Charitable Trust.  “We are proud to have great co-chairs like Nate, George and John this year, and we anticipate a record turnout.  It’s a wonderfully patriotic and meaningful way for people to say “thank you” to our military warriors and their families.”

To participate in or to support the Great Americans Shoot 2017, please contact SFCT at 860-767-1510 or donate via the SFCT website: www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

About Special Forces Charitable Trust: The mission of Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) is simple but direct.  Special Forces Charitable Trust provides meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the Special Forces Community, past and present, and their Families.  SFCT is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please call 860-767-1510, email info@specialforcescharitabletrust.orgor visit www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

Fall Sweet & Savory Baking @ College of the Canyons Icue
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fall Sweet ​& Savory Baking ​

In this hands 2.5 hour workshop we will be learning how to make different savory and sweet recipes to introduce you the flavors of fall. Recipes include Savory Pear Tarts, Tarte Tatin and Quick Orange Marmalade.

Ages 18 and above

Fee: $59 (material and parking included)
Date: September 29th (Friday)
Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Icue Bakery

Valencia High School Disney Choir Show Thu & Fri @ Valencia High School
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets purchased at door.

Come see the Valencia choir program’s fall show, featuring all things Disney! Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. This event will feature a live band and include the 5 valencia choirs and amazing soloists. A second showing is also on 9/29 Friday

USC vs Washington State Football Game Day Viewing @ Hot Wings Cafe, Bar and Grille
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join fellow SCV USC Alums, Friends, Fans and Family to cheer on the football team vs. Washington State. 7:30 pm kickoff.

50/50 raffles, USC merchandise raffles, special USC “Town and Gown” and “Traveler” drinks.

CABARET @ Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

CABARET

Presented by Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

September 9 – October 15, 2017

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this Tony Award winning musical, CABARET takes you into the seedy, and at times dangerous, world of pre-WWII Germany. Escape to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical. Tickets are $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & above and Students and can be purchased online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling (805) 583-7900. Recommended for audiences 14 and above due to mature themes and language.

Sep
30
Sat
The Great Americans Shoot 2017, Sep 29-Oct 1 @ Oak Tree Gun Club
Sep 30 all-day

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 Aims for another Record-Breaking Event for Special Forces Charitable Trust and Other Military Nonprofits

Three American Military Heroes Join Patriotic Americans Outside of Los Angeles for Skilled Sporting Clays Shoot and Other Competitions as a Salute to Our American Warriors

NEWHALL, CA  – The Fourth Annual The Great Americans Shoot will take place at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, CA from September 29th through October 1st, 2017. 

Once again, the event organizers and participants are aiming to surpass the previous Great Americans Shoot’s fundraising record, making this year’s event the largest fundraising clay shoot in history.  This philanthropic sporting clay shoot benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) (www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org) and multiple other military nonprofits that provide support to active duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.  Nearly $4 million has been raised for charity since the Shoot’s inception in 2014.

Half of the proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will go to SFCT to support its mission to provide meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the United States Army Special Forces, past and present, and their Families.  The other half of the proceeds will be given to the designated charities of the top five fundraising teams.  The event is comprised of 20 five-person shooting teams that have each committed to raising $50,000.00.  Each team also includes a “6th Man” from within the Special Operations Community, who will join the shooting competition as an honorary team member.  In addition to the main event, there will be a 3-Gun Competition where lucky civilians will be able to support military charities of their choice and compete with teams of two “professionals” from the Special Operations Community.

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 (www.thegreatamericansshoot.org) is co-chaired by three American military heroes: former Special Forces Nate Boyer, retired Navy SEAL George Severence, and retired Marine Reconnaissance Master Gunnery Sergeant John Croft.  Each of these inspirational men expresses a deep appreciation to all participants and donors, who show incredible patriotism for our great country.

“You are the reason we are so brave,” says Boyer, who has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan during his 10 years with United States Army Special Forces.  “We know that people like you have our backs while we are downrange, and that our families will be taken care of while we are deployed.”

This is exactly what these American citizens aim to do through this event; they fundraise to support these Soldiers and their Families as they sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

Severence, who served on the front lines in the War on Terror, explains:

“This is not like World War II, when just about every American family was directly touched by the conflict.  To all potential donors, many of whom have no direct relationship with the military, I say thank you for understanding what our families face.”

As conflict in the world increases, deployments have become significantly more frequent; yet, many Americans have been fortunate enough not to have had their lives directly impacted by this global change: this is because of the strength, sense of duty, and sacrifices of the United States military and their Families.  As Americans, it is our duty and our privilege to support them, though they do not ask for anything.

Croft, who spent 20 of his 27 years in the United States Marine Corps in Marine Reconnaissance, elaborates:

“We are trained to do our job and to be self-sufficient.  If there is an issue at home, we are not the types to go looking for assistance.  Organizations like the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other military nonprofits provide critical resources in a quiet and respectful way, and we are extremely grateful to them and their donors.”

“The Great Americans Shoot continues to grow each year, raising money and awareness for these deserving military nonprofits,” said David T. Guernsey Jr., Executive Director of the Special Forces Charitable Trust.  “We are proud to have great co-chairs like Nate, George and John this year, and we anticipate a record turnout.  It’s a wonderfully patriotic and meaningful way for people to say “thank you” to our military warriors and their families.”

To participate in or to support the Great Americans Shoot 2017, please contact SFCT at 860-767-1510 or donate via the SFCT website: www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

About Special Forces Charitable Trust: The mission of Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) is simple but direct.  Special Forces Charitable Trust provides meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the Special Forces Community, past and present, and their Families.  SFCT is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please call 860-767-1510, email info@specialforcescharitabletrust.orgor visit www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

Little iLEADers Host “Dress For A Mess” Family Fun Event @ Little iLEADers Early Childhood Learning Center
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Little iLEADers Early Childhood Learning Center invites local families to its inaugural “Dress For A Mess:  A Day of Discovery and Exploration” event on Saturday, September 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the preschool’s facility at 28040 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic.

The event, which is free and open to the public, encourages parents to engage in fun play activities with their children.  Activities include music and movement, mud puddles, sensory bins, goop and slime creations, art exploration, creative crafts, parachute play, and story time. Families will also have the opportunity to meet with Little iLEADers staff and teachers from grades TK-3 at Santa Clarita Valley International School (SCVi), iLEAD’s founding school.

Little iLEADers is a developmentally appropriate preschool that provides relationship-based instruction with a focus on social-emotional learning and play. The preschool provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere facilitated by high-quality staff and multi-sensory learning experiences that invite young children to explore the world around them.

“At Little iLEADers Early Childhood Learning Center, we wholeheartedly believe play is a purposeful, important and powerful form of learning for young children,” said Dawn Evenson, co-founder of iLEAD Schools. “Our ‘Dress For A Mess’ event underscores our commitment to the importance of play not only for young children, but for the whole family.  We look forward to welcoming members of our Santa Clarita community to our preschool to learn more about our innovative approach to early childhood education – and to have fun!”

To learn more about Little iLEADers, visit https://littleileaders.org.

 

 

Assistance League’s Pre-Holiday Craft and Vendor Boutique @ Summit Clubhouse
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community one purchase at a time.  Come and help us provide new clothing, shoes, eye exams and eyeglasses for students in need while getting a head start on your holiday shopping!  Assistance League Santa Clarita presents 30 vendors providing handmade quilts, unique jewelry, hats, custom aprons, women’s defense products, decorator items for the home, gourmet spices and much more.  There will be a children’s author present to sign books, local artists, a chocolatier and a make-up artist there as well along with an exciting vendor raffle.  See you there!

Free Junior Golf Clinic @ El Cariso Golf Course
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Local Course to Host Their Fall Junior Golfer Day

El Cariso announces that on Saturday, September 30, 2017
El Cariso will host their Fall Junior Golfer Day. The complimentary clinic will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is open to junior golfers of all ages.

The two-hour complimentary clinic will feature stations covering the following:
• Full Swing: Participants will learn full swing basics including proper alignment, stance.
• Short Game: Attendees will benefit from a presentation on chipping and putting.

For more information or to register for the Fall Junior Golfer Day, call 818.367.8742.

Contact: Rich Carlson
Junior Academy Director
El Cariso Golf Course
rcarlson@elcarisogolf.com

Shadow Hills Riding Club Fundraiser and Silent Auction @ Shadow Hills Riding Club
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Shadow Hills Riding Club Fundraiser and Silent Auction 

Shadow Hills Riding Club. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit Path International Premier Accredited therapy center. We provide equine therapy to underserved populations including special needs children and adults, United States veterans, and adults in recovery from addiction. Our mission is to transform lives with unbridled possibilities through the healing art of the equine.

What: Shadow Hills Riding Club will host our annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction to support our equine therapy programs for special needs children and adults, United States veterans, and adults in recovery from addiction. The event will feature cocktails, dinner (BBQ with vegan and vegetarian options), square dancing, entertainment (a live fiddle band), and a silent auction featuring incredible gifts like vacations at 4-star resorts in the Caribbean (Antigua, St. Lucia, The Grenadines), Mexico and Panama, electronics, jewelry (Tiffany, David Yurman), tickets to The Ellen Show, art, and spa packages. This event is for ticketed guests. The $50.00 price of admission includes complimentary champagne, BBQ and dessert (with vegan options). Anyone who wishes to support our mission is invited. To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://shadowhillsridingclub.org/fallfestival/

Where: Shadow Hills Riding Club, 10263 La Canada Way, Shadow Hills, CA 91040. Parking is on site and free. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Parts of the venue are not paved. Restrooms and access are ADA compliant.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Complimentary champagne will be served at guest checkin. Cocktail hour will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. Silent auction winners will be announced by 9:00 p.m. The event concludes by 10:00 p.m.

Why: Shadow Hills Riding Club, a small non-profit organization, depends on the support of the community to keep its services to the underserved populations up and running. This year, Shadow Hills Riding Club was awarded a provisional grant of $40,000.00 by the Confidence Foundation. Our goal for this fundraiser is to match the $40,000.00 provisional grant so that we are better able to serve special needs children and adults, veterans, and adults in recovery from addiction.

Once again, anyone who wishes to support our mission is invited. To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://shadowhillsridingclub.org/fallfestival/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents ‘Mexico Al Son De La Banda’ @ Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company comes for the very
first time to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons with Mexico Al
Son De La Banda, September 30th. Founder and Artistic Director Jose Vences, celebrating a
25-year directorial career, brings a repertory featuring work never seen or done before,
showcasing Mexico’s origins of “La Banda.” This special performance is brought to you in part
thanks to a grant provided by the City of Santa Clarita and will take place on September 30th, at
7:30pm.
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, the U.S. premier folk ballet company, builds on last
summer’s success by presenting another creative masterpiece. Mr. Vences, who grew up
listening to the sounds of brass and percussions of bands from his home state of Morelos, has
realized a dream to see his dance troupe light the stage with choreography set to the sounds of
his childhood. This production will showcase Grandeza Mexicana’s extraordinary dance artwork,
impressing once again with their colorful costuming and distinctive props.
Tickets for Mexico Al Son De La Banda are at $18 and $23 for local residents with the proper
promo code, at $33 and $43 for general public, and are available at www.canyonspac.com and
by calling the box office at (661)362-5304.

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is a nonprofit arts organization founded by Jose
Vences in September 2003 which now boasts over forty dancers. The company was formed to
advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’’s appreciation for the
diversity and depth of Mexican culture. Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana’s work
is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising
present.

Founder and Artistic director, Jose Vences
Jose Vences is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and director with decades of
experience in Mexican folk dance. In 1985, he relocated to Mexico City to begin training at the
distinguished Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He formed part of the world renowned Ballet
Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez from 1986-1990. In 2003, Jose Vences founded
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company. Through his leadership, he has worked tirelessly to
preserve Mexican folk while also preparing future generations to be at the forefront of innovation
in this art.

Oct
1
Sun
The Great Americans Shoot 2017, Sep 29-Oct 1 @ Oak Tree Gun Club
Oct 1 all-day

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 Aims for another Record-Breaking Event for Special Forces Charitable Trust and Other Military Nonprofits

Three American Military Heroes Join Patriotic Americans Outside of Los Angeles for Skilled Sporting Clays Shoot and Other Competitions as a Salute to Our American Warriors

NEWHALL, CA  – The Fourth Annual The Great Americans Shoot will take place at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, CA from September 29th through October 1st, 2017. 

Once again, the event organizers and participants are aiming to surpass the previous Great Americans Shoot’s fundraising record, making this year’s event the largest fundraising clay shoot in history.  This philanthropic sporting clay shoot benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) (www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org) and multiple other military nonprofits that provide support to active duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.  Nearly $4 million has been raised for charity since the Shoot’s inception in 2014.

Half of the proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will go to SFCT to support its mission to provide meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the United States Army Special Forces, past and present, and their Families.  The other half of the proceeds will be given to the designated charities of the top five fundraising teams.  The event is comprised of 20 five-person shooting teams that have each committed to raising $50,000.00.  Each team also includes a “6th Man” from within the Special Operations Community, who will join the shooting competition as an honorary team member.  In addition to the main event, there will be a 3-Gun Competition where lucky civilians will be able to support military charities of their choice and compete with teams of two “professionals” from the Special Operations Community.

The Great Americans Shoot 2017 (www.thegreatamericansshoot.org) is co-chaired by three American military heroes: former Special Forces Nate Boyer, retired Navy SEAL George Severence, and retired Marine Reconnaissance Master Gunnery Sergeant John Croft.  Each of these inspirational men expresses a deep appreciation to all participants and donors, who show incredible patriotism for our great country.

“You are the reason we are so brave,” says Boyer, who has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan during his 10 years with United States Army Special Forces.  “We know that people like you have our backs while we are downrange, and that our families will be taken care of while we are deployed.”

This is exactly what these American citizens aim to do through this event; they fundraise to support these Soldiers and their Families as they sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

Severence, who served on the front lines in the War on Terror, explains:

“This is not like World War II, when just about every American family was directly touched by the conflict.  To all potential donors, many of whom have no direct relationship with the military, I say thank you for understanding what our families face.”

As conflict in the world increases, deployments have become significantly more frequent; yet, many Americans have been fortunate enough not to have had their lives directly impacted by this global change: this is because of the strength, sense of duty, and sacrifices of the United States military and their Families.  As Americans, it is our duty and our privilege to support them, though they do not ask for anything.

Croft, who spent 20 of his 27 years in the United States Marine Corps in Marine Reconnaissance, elaborates:

“We are trained to do our job and to be self-sufficient.  If there is an issue at home, we are not the types to go looking for assistance.  Organizations like the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other military nonprofits provide critical resources in a quiet and respectful way, and we are extremely grateful to them and their donors.”

“The Great Americans Shoot continues to grow each year, raising money and awareness for these deserving military nonprofits,” said David T. Guernsey Jr., Executive Director of the Special Forces Charitable Trust.  “We are proud to have great co-chairs like Nate, George and John this year, and we anticipate a record turnout.  It’s a wonderfully patriotic and meaningful way for people to say “thank you” to our military warriors and their families.”

To participate in or to support the Great Americans Shoot 2017, please contact SFCT at 860-767-1510 or donate via the SFCT website: www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

About Special Forces Charitable Trust: The mission of Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) is simple but direct.  Special Forces Charitable Trust provides meaningful and sustainable support, through programs and services, to the Special Forces Community, past and present, and their Families.  SFCT is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please call 860-767-1510, email info@specialforcescharitabletrust.orgor visit www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

Santa Clarita Comic & Toy Expo @ College of the Canyons, EPEK Building
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets Purchased at Door

The Santa Clarita Comic and Toy Expo is a one day family friendly event. A variety of exhibitors will be on hand selling comics, toys, and everything else that a true or even budding comic and toy fan will ever need. Photo booth, raffles, free activities and much more!

Pre Sale Tickets $8 online at www.santaclaritacomictoyexpo.com. Ages 12 & under FREE.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer @ Temple Beth Ami
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer-to-Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:

Free and confidential

Held once a week, for 2 hours

Taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves

A great source for information on mental health recovery

Registration required.

 

Oct
2
Mon
The College of the Canyons Body Mind & Wellness Resource Fair @ College of the Canyons Honor Grove
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Body Mind Wellness to Host Resource Fair

 

The College of the Canyons Body Mind Wellness Coalition will be hosting its annual Community Resource Fair to raise awareness about the many local services and resources that promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.

The festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia Campus. The fair will serve as a kick-off event for a series of wellness-related seminars and events being hosted by the BMW Coalition throughout the year.

“We are very excited to offer students and community members the knowledge, tools, and support services they need to be healthy and happy,” said Sheri Barke, sports and wellness dietitian at the COC Student Health Center and one of the event organizers.

Fair attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy free food, music, and the annual “Everybody is Beautiful” fashion show at 12:30 p.m., which aims to challenge superficial unrealistic beauty ideals and promote position body image.

The fair will also help inform students and community members about other body mind wellness seminars and events being presented on campus this semester. A full list of upcoming event dates/times is listed below:

* Mental Health and Substance Abuse
6 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7
University Center, Room 258

* Listening: The Bridge Between Suicide and Life
Presentation with Kevin Berthia and Kevin Briggs
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

* Domestic Violence Summit
Patricia Wenskunas (Keynote speaker)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15
University Center

* No Texting & Driving
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20
Student Center, Atrium

* Human Trafficking Conference: It Still Happens Right Here
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22
East PE Gym

* Art with Impact
Noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
East PE Gym

* Healthy College Cooking Workshop Series
Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10; Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Tues. Nov. 7
Student Center, Room 128

* Minute Mediation Series
Noon -1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17; Tuesday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 14
Student Center, Room 129

* Building Your Immune System with Sunshine
12:30 – 1: 30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12
Boykin Hall, Room 105

* Domestic Violence Center Purple Walk of Strength (Tickets are $10-$60)
7 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Race begins at 9 a.m.)
Cougar Stadium Track

* Breast Cancer Awareness
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
Student Center Atrium

* Safe Zone Training
2 – 4 p.m. Thursday, November 9
Mentry Hall, Room 343

* Autism Awareness Seminar
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15
Mentry Hall, Room 343

* Great American Smoke Out
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
Student Center Atrium

* Paws for a While with Therapy Dogs
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29
Flag Pole

* Mental Health First Aid Training
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7
University Center, Room 258

The Body Mind Wellness Community Resource Fair and all scheduled seminars are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

Many of these events are made possible under grant number SM061818 from the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and presenters and do not necessarily express those of SAMHSA or HHS.

To sign up for the Domestic Violence Center Purple Walk of Strength, visit the event’s sign-up page.

To attend the Domestic Violence Summit, RSVP here.

For more information about the upcoming Community Resource Fair or seminar series, please visit the fair’s web page or contact Sheri Barke at (661) 362-3244.
 

Oct
5
Thu
Valencia California Family History Center classes @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Valencia California Family History Center holds courses to help the community discover, preserve and share family histories.

First and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

Oct
6
Fri
Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons @ College of the Canyons, PE Gymnasium
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will host its fall semester Job & Career Fair providing job seekers with employment opportunities in various industries and career fields.

The fair is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 6, in the West P.E. gymnasium, located on the college’s Valencia campus.

The event will feature a wide range of employers seeking to fill entry, middle and upper level job opportunities, as well as free workshops for attendees.

For companies that are unable to attend this year’s event, an on-site “virtual job fair” hosted by KHTS AM 1220, will allow job seekers to apply for additional job opportunities.

“The Job & Career Fair has become an invaluable resource for job seekers and employers in the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Gina Bogna, Dean of Career Services and Special Programs at the college. “We ask that job seekers do research beforehand and come to the Fair prepared with copies of their resumes and questions to ask potential employers.”

The fair, which is expected to draw more than 100 employers, will also provide LinkedIn workshops to teach attendees the importance of maintaining a professional online presence.

Parking will be free in all student lots until 2 p.m. on the day of the event.

The COC Job & Career Center will also host a pair of Resume Rally events where students and community members can create a new resume, or have their current resume critiqued, prior to attending the college’s Job & Career Fair events.

Resume Rally events are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Canyon Country Campus (Room 202A, Career Center)
  • 10 a.m. –6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, Valencia Campus (Canyons Hall 102, Career Center)

All Job & Career Fair and Resume Rally events are free to students and community members, with no appointments needed and attendees able to drop in anytime.

For the Resume Rally events, attendees without student parking passes should be prepared to purchase a one-day pass for $3, or print out a Resume Rally flyer from the college’s Career Services website and place it on their car’s dashboard on the day of the event.

For more information about the upcoming Fall 2017 Job & Career Fair or to view a list of participating employers and workshop schedule, please call (661) 362-3286 or visit the event’s website.

Go Over The Edge for Veterans @ HIlton Universal, Roof Top
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Go Over the Edge for Veterans 2017

Benefiting SAN FERNANDO-SANTA CLARITA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

You step to the edge, look over, and catch your breath. Adrenaline takes over and, next thing you know, the thrill of adventure consumes you.  Welcome to Over the Edge — an unforgettable experience for the most daring donors!

The best part is, you are changing the lives of those who stood brave to protect all of us.

And just think: You, your company, and your friends will have the chance of a lifetime to be part of something truly courageous!

There are so many ways to participate at this two-day event and during the months leading up to it.   If you have additional adventurous or innovative fundraising ideas, please feel free to discuss them with Donielle De Leon at (818) 884-8808.

HARVEST FESTIVAL ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW @ Ventura County Fairgrounds:
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

HARVEST FESTIVAL® ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW
CELEBRATES 28th ANNUAL FALL SHOWCASE AT VENTURA FAIRGROUNDS

Shopping gets personal when the Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show comes to the
Ventura County Fairgrounds October 6-8 featuring over 24,000 handmade original creations.
Close to three hundred artisans join in the 28th annual Ventura showcase that combines shopping and
entertainment for limitless fun with live entertainment, contests, strolling performers, demonstrations, and a
Kidzone with a pumpkin patch.

Treasures range from stunning jewelry, ceramics, and blown glass, to hand-turned wood, leather goods,
clothing, specialty foods, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments and more. While crafting
demonstrations inspire DIYers, many artists can also personalize items for the perfect gift. As the largest and
most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast, the Harvest Festival features artists and crafters who push
the boundaries of creativity to spark excitement and new trends.

“We work year-round to create the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons at every
level,” says Harvest Festival owner Nancy Glenn. “It’s a feast for all the senses, whether you’re an avid art
collector, a DIY devotee, or on a quest for that special handmade gift you won’t find anywhere else.”
The celebration gives back to the community by partnering with Food Share and the Boys & Girls Club
of greater Ventura. Patrons who bring canned goods for donation receive $2 off general admission. Macaroni
Kid and My Gym host the Kidzone complete with make “n” take crafting and a pumpkin patch for romping,
courtesy of Green Thumb Nursery. Lowe’s of Ventura hosts an interactive “build it” area.

The outdoor stage comes alive with performances from Southern California’s favorite party band,
HyJinx, and comedy entertainer John Park, featuring his funny waiter antics with audience participation.
Harvest Festival general admission tickets are $9, while seniors (62+) and military are $7, youths ages
13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend and return visits.
Information is available at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling 925/ 392-7300.

Festival Hours: October 6-8
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds:
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

CABARET @ Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

CABARET

Presented by Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

September 9 – October 15, 2017

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this Tony Award winning musical, CABARET takes you into the seedy, and at times dangerous, world of pre-WWII Germany. Escape to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical. Tickets are $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & above and Students and can be purchased online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling (805) 583-7900. Recommended for audiences 14 and above due to mature themes and language.

Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” Fri, Sat & Sun @ Palmdale Playhouse
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

Please note additional Performance Dates & Times

Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” – presented by Acton-Agua Dulce Arts Council
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, As Revised by Peter Stone
Directed by Sharon Roberts

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,’ “I Got the Sun in the Mornin,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, October 6th and 7th at 8 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550. Adults – $20; Senior/Military/12 and under – $15.
Tickets are available online at www.palmdaleplayhouse.com or at the box office 2 hours before the show.

Oct
7
Sat
Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Bridgeport Park
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

2017 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter’s 2017 Santa Clarita Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Bridgeport Park at 23520 Bridgeport Lane in Valencia on Saturday, October 7th.

This year’s planning committee has put together a fantastic walk day schedule. Arrive early for a very entertaining stage show at 8am. You won’t want to miss it! There will be plenty of snacks, a Kid Zone, a free ice cream truck and information/exhibitor booths. Participants and their families are encouraged to attend this pup friendly fun and informative event.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest event to raise awareness and funds for support, care and research.  The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to assisting the over 5 million Americans who are currently living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

“Day Of” registration begins at 7:30am. The festivities start at 8:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. Online registration is now open at act.alz.org/SCV .

Several local businesses have signed on as Walk Sponsors including Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, King Henry’s, Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology, Oakmont of Santa Clarita and Pacifica Senior Living. Their generous support is greatly appreciated.

Companies interested in sponsoring/exhibiting at the event should contact Walk Chair Rick Ferrante at 1-800-808-4777 or at rferrante@homecaresantaclarita.com or Brian Welch, Senior Walk Manager, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter at 323-486-2821 or at bwelch@alz.org

Free Tire Recycling Event in Santa Clarita on October 7 @ Metrolink Station – Parking Lot
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free Tire Recycling Event in Santa Clarita on October 7
Santa Clarita – Los Angeles County residents who are eager to legally dispose of
scrap tires cluttering their property can do so for free at the Waste Tire Recycling Event
in Santa Clarita on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Tires from cars, light-trucks and SUVs
will be accepted at no charge. Rims will also be accepted. The event is scheduled to
take place from:
Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Metrolink Station – Parking Lot
19201 Via Princessa, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
The Waste Tire Recycling Event is organized by the County’s Department of Public
Works.
In Los Angeles County, there are approximately 10 million tires to be disposed of
every year. Waste tires that are illegally dumped or improperly stored can pose a
serious threat to public health and safety, as well as to the environment. Tires left out in
the open can hold stagnant water, a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes that spread
West Nile Virus. The County’s Waste Tire Recycling Events are designed to not only
give residents a safe and legal way to get rid of their tires, but to recycle the rubber into
materials that can be used in construction, manufacturing, and other useful purposes.
For more information about the events or the County’s Waste Tire Recycling
Program, call 1(888) CLEANLA or log onto CleanLA.com.

Fort Tejon State Historic Park Frontier Army Days Demonstrations @ FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Take a Step Back in Time to 1856

Experience the life of the soldiers and civilians

Frontier Army Days represents Fort Tejon in 1856 as a U.S. Army post of the Far West with demonstrations.  We host other events representing different time periods.  See individual events for details.

All Frontier Army Days Demonstrations may include:

1850s Army Barracks Life | Blacksmith Shop | Artillery Drill | Open Hearth Cooking | Army Horsemanship | Military Drill | Carpentry Shop | Laundry / Candle Making | Weapons Demonstrations | Officer’s Quarters

(Demonstrations availability will vary)

FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK
Is located on Interstate 5, just north of Lebec, about 36 miles south of Bakersfieldand 77 miles north of Los Angeles.  Ft. Tejon State Historic Park has no food concessions. Bring a picnic lunch and relax under the magnificent Valley Oaks.

 

Fort Tejon State Historic Park Announces Student Living History Program

California State Parks announces that Fort Tejon State Historic Park is offering a variety of options for student living history programs. Schools are invited to register for this unique experience, stay the night in the historic barracks and live as a soldier at Fort Tejon, an 1850’s Western Army Outpost. We offer 4 different program options, ranging from staying the night, to touring the historic grounds. The student living history program is tailored toward 4th, 5th, and 8th grade students meeting the state curriculum standards. A wide variety of activities can be organized for your group, all lead by our team of experienced staff and volunteers.

Fort Tejon was established in 1854, with the intent of peacekeeping and nation building. Fort Tejon was disbanded in 1864 as the need for men to fight the civil war became greater. It was designated a State Historic Park in 1940 in order to preserve this unique piece of California history.

For more information please consult our website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/forttejonshp or call 661-248-6692.

HARVEST FESTIVAL ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW @ Ventura County Fairgrounds:
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

HARVEST FESTIVAL® ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW
CELEBRATES 28th ANNUAL FALL SHOWCASE AT VENTURA FAIRGROUNDS

Shopping gets personal when the Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show comes to the
Ventura County Fairgrounds October 6-8 featuring over 24,000 handmade original creations.
Close to three hundred artisans join in the 28th annual Ventura showcase that combines shopping and
entertainment for limitless fun with live entertainment, contests, strolling performers, demonstrations, and a
Kidzone with a pumpkin patch.

Treasures range from stunning jewelry, ceramics, and blown glass, to hand-turned wood, leather goods,
clothing, specialty foods, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments and more. While crafting
demonstrations inspire DIYers, many artists can also personalize items for the perfect gift. As the largest and
most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast, the Harvest Festival features artists and crafters who push
the boundaries of creativity to spark excitement and new trends.

“We work year-round to create the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons at every
level,” says Harvest Festival owner Nancy Glenn. “It’s a feast for all the senses, whether you’re an avid art
collector, a DIY devotee, or on a quest for that special handmade gift you won’t find anywhere else.”
The celebration gives back to the community by partnering with Food Share and the Boys & Girls Club
of greater Ventura. Patrons who bring canned goods for donation receive $2 off general admission. Macaroni
Kid and My Gym host the Kidzone complete with make “n” take crafting and a pumpkin patch for romping,
courtesy of Green Thumb Nursery. Lowe’s of Ventura hosts an interactive “build it” area.

The outdoor stage comes alive with performances from Southern California’s favorite party band,
HyJinx, and comedy entertainer John Park, featuring his funny waiter antics with audience participation.
Harvest Festival general admission tickets are $9, while seniors (62+) and military are $7, youths ages
13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend and return visits.
Information is available at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling 925/ 392-7300.

Festival Hours: October 6-8
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds:
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Santa Maria Beer Fest @ Santa Maria Elk's Field
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

The 2nd annual Santa Maria Beer Fest is on tap at the Santa Maria Elk’s Field on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

The event will showcase local and regional craft beers, and ciders. This year’s event will be outdoors and feature more than 30 breweries, food trucks, corn hole, beer pong, and live local bands and entertainment including The Molly Ringwald Project. Proceeds will benefit The Santa Maria Kiwanis Noontime group.

The celebration will feature: Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Central Coast Brewing, Corona Beers, Tin City Cider, Local Craft, Rooney’s Irish Pub, See Canyon, ManRock, Santa Maria Brewing and more. Santa Maria style food will be available.

In addition, Smooth Transportation will be offering sober rides. Beer Fest organizers encourage having a designated driver or ride to and from the event.

The Santa Maria Valley is the perfect homebase for those looking to enjoy California’s Central Coast. You’ll find the Santa Maria Valley nestled amongst rolling rows of produce and the foothills of Santa Barbara Wine Country – enjoying the cool ocean breeze that rolls in from the coast. Our wide variety of affordable and convenient lodging options makes it easy to access beautiful beaches by day and indulge in our iconic barbecue by night – all without draining your savings account.

Indulge in the 150-year old Santa Maria Style barbecue tradition that is the area’s best hidden gem. Watch the sunset over the dunes, and let your hair fly around in the ocean breeze. Sunset Magazine deemed Santa Maria the town with the West’s Best BBQ. Let your cup runneth over with locally crafted beer, a growing scene in the Central California Coast region.

For more information and ticket prices, visit nightout.com or on Facebook at @smbeerfest. Tickets are available at: https://nightout.com/events/santa-maria-beerfest/tickets.

About Santa Maria Valley:
Serving the greater Santa Maria Valley in the heart of California’s Central Coast, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Convention Bureau is a nonprofit association that facilitates local tourism and provides information on the region’s many attractions and visitor services. Known for its iconic barbecue, burgeoning wine region, and coastal access points, the Santa Maria Valley is the ideal home base where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Stay up-to-date on #SantaMariaStyle by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more on Santa Maria Valley travel deals and to explore all you can do in and around the region, visit SantaMariaValley.com.

Laurie Morgan One-Woman Show @ FastFrame Valencia
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Local artist Laurie Morgan presents a one-woman show at FastFrame Valencia, located at 24204 Valencia Blvd., during October. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:30-4 pm. The public is invited.

Morgan will introduce new artwork in pastels and watercolor, along with selected acrylic and oils from past collections.

“I’m intrigued by historical architecture and most of my work contains part of a house, castle, cottage, cabin, barn or other structure. Many of my paintings have windows or doors, arches and pathways. These mean to me adventure, surprise and levels of spirituality,” said Morgan. “I’m also fascinated by man’s use of natural substances such as stone, brick and wood, and I often add these to my work as well. Equally, I love flowers and gardens and try to include them wherever I can.”

An award-winning artist, Morgan’s work has been exhibited at The SCAA Gallery of Santa Clarita, The Lonny Chapman Theatre and JET Studios in Noho, the Canyon Theatre Guild and the REP in Old Town Newhall, numerous local Santa Clarita venues, The Valley Fair, and other art fairs and shows throughout L.A. County. Her original paintings and prints reside in homes and businesses all over the world. Laurie Morgan’s complete collection may be viewed at www.lauriemorgan.biz

Winner of the Gold in the Dry Media category is Laurie Morgan with her piece called A Whiter Shade of Pale. Courtesy photo

 

See also www.valenciafastframe@att.net and www.santaclaritaartists.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk @ Warner Center Park
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission.

This year, in the fall, these teams and their communities Light The Night at our walks where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.

To register: https://registration.lightthenight.org/event-selected/76254

 

13th Annual Juried Art Exhibit-Lancaster, CA @ Graphic Experience Gallery
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Graphic Experience and Lakes and Valleys Art Guild invites all artists and art enthusiasts, in the surrounding community of Antelope Valley, to participate in this year’s “13th Annual Juried Art Exhibit”, on Saturday Oct. 7th, 2017 from 5-8 pm.

This art event will be held at the Graphic Experience Gallery located at 622 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534.  This event is free to the public.

The opening reception will include music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and the opportunity to meet some incredibly talented artists.Both professional and amateur artists will be considered for this exhibit.  Artists who wish to participate in this event must submit their artwork by Saturday September 30th between 12-4 pm.  Art in any of the following categories will be accepted; Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastels, Graphite/Charcoal, Mixed Media, Photography/Digital, and Sculpture.  Artists can request an Exhibit Entry Form via email (lakesandvalleysag@gmail.com) which will include all the necessary details.

All artwork showcased in this event are high quality, framed, originals.  We thoughtfully screen each submission to ensure no copies of others’ work or prints (except for photography and digital) will be accepted.

A non-bias juror, who is already established in the art community, will be invited to judge all entries.  Cash awards will be provided for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners including the Artists Choice award.  Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded to one artist in each category.  Awards will be announced during the Opening Reception on Oct. 7th at 7:00 pm.

The engagement and support of residents like you; will ensure the successful advancement of community-based art for years to come. Visit us Saturday October 7th for the Opening Reception.  Bring your friends and family, to enjoy this wonderful event, surrounded by art.

The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild is a member-driven nonprofit organization formed in 2003; dedicated to the artists of the communities within the High Desert in and near the Antelope Valley.  Our members are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – from professional artists, and teachers, to those who have a strong interest in, and love for art.

Our goals are to provide support and encouragement to our artists and give them a place to meet, attend classes and workshops, and to display their work. It is the artistic goal of LVAG to positively influence our communities.

 

Contact: Kristi Arzola, Corresponding Secretary                                                       661-341-2965

Lakes and Valleys Art Guild                                                      http://lakesandvalleysartguild.org/

PO Box 87, Lake Hughes, CA 93532                    https://www.facebook.com/lakesandvalleysAG/

Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” Fri, Sat & Sun @ Palmdale Playhouse
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Please note additional Performance Dates & Times

Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” – presented by Acton-Agua Dulce Arts Council
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, As Revised by Peter Stone
Directed by Sharon Roberts

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,’ “I Got the Sun in the Mornin,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, October 6th and 7th at 8 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550. Adults – $20; Senior/Military/12 and under – $15.
Tickets are available online at www.palmdaleplayhouse.com or at the box office 2 hours before the show.

Oct
8
Sun
4th Annual Hot Rods 4 Heroes Car & Motorcycle Show @ American Legion Post 507 - Newhall Library Parking Lot
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come out and enjoy the 4th Annual Hot Rods 4 Heroes Car & Motorcycle Show at the Newhall Library Parking lot next to the American Legion Post 507. Free to the public and show entries are only $25 in advance, our show always sells out so please enter early to assure to vehicle’s entry.

This event is hosted by the Sons of the American Legion and is a neighborhood friendly event that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring live music, food & drinks, kids zone, raffles, pin ups, and a beer garden with football in the Post 507 Hall.

Proceeds from the show are being used to improve the Historic Post 507 building which directly supports our local veteran community. Go to www.hotrods4heroes.com for more information.

HARVEST FESTIVAL ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW @ Ventura County Fairgrounds:
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

HARVEST FESTIVAL® ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW
CELEBRATES 28th ANNUAL FALL SHOWCASE AT VENTURA FAIRGROUNDS

Shopping gets personal when the Ventura Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show comes to the
Ventura County Fairgrounds October 6-8 featuring over 24,000 handmade original creations.
Close to three hundred artisans join in the 28th annual Ventura showcase that combines shopping and
entertainment for limitless fun with live entertainment, contests, strolling performers, demonstrations, and a
Kidzone with a pumpkin patch.

Treasures range from stunning jewelry, ceramics, and blown glass, to hand-turned wood, leather goods,
clothing, specialty foods, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments and more. While crafting
demonstrations inspire DIYers, many artists can also personalize items for the perfect gift. As the largest and
most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast, the Harvest Festival features artists and crafters who push
the boundaries of creativity to spark excitement and new trends.

“We work year-round to create the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons at every
level,” says Harvest Festival owner Nancy Glenn. “It’s a feast for all the senses, whether you’re an avid art
collector, a DIY devotee, or on a quest for that special handmade gift you won’t find anywhere else.”
The celebration gives back to the community by partnering with Food Share and the Boys & Girls Club
of greater Ventura. Patrons who bring canned goods for donation receive $2 off general admission. Macaroni
Kid and My Gym host the Kidzone complete with make “n” take crafting and a pumpkin patch for romping,
courtesy of Green Thumb Nursery. Lowe’s of Ventura hosts an interactive “build it” area.

The outdoor stage comes alive with performances from Southern California’s favorite party band,
HyJinx, and comedy entertainer John Park, featuring his funny waiter antics with audience participation.
Harvest Festival general admission tickets are $9, while seniors (62+) and military are $7, youths ages
13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend and return visits.
Information is available at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling 925/ 392-7300.

Festival Hours: October 6-8
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ventura County Fairgrounds:
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair @ William S Hart Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
❤️ 17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair❤️

Join us for a FREE, fun-filled day for the whole family!

Celebrating Pets, Encouraging Animal Awareness and Promoting Pet Adoption Within Our Community and Beyond…

Sunday, October 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
William S. Hart Park in Newhall / Santa Clarita

Community parking only – (we recommend the Metrolink lot – cross over the train tracks and HUGE lot behind)

The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and include:

🐾 Over 200 wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption from County shelter for the reduced price of $30! (includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations) – PRICELESS! 🐶🐱❤️

🐾 Our Famous Fun Dog Show, with categories ranging from best vocalist to mystery mutt to pet owner look alike at 1:30 p.m. ($10 registration at event) Winners receive $50 gift card

🐾 A delicious array of food (including vegetarian, vegan & pescatarian options) – New FOOD TRUCK Court

🐾 Shopping opportunities ranging from premium pet food to fantastic pet accessories

🐾 Low cost vaccine clinic (please bring dogs only. Vouchers will be given out by TAGS for your kitties (to take into their clinic) Thank you TAGS for providing FREE rabies shots for your pet! TAGs requests cash only

🐾 Fantastic community entertainment

🐾 LA County license renewals available

🐾 Huge Super Raffle – GREAT prizes

🐾 Pet photographer, pet artist, pet psychic and so much more

🐾 Leashed, well-behaved dogs (all breeds) are welcome to attend the fair with their owners

❤️ Please follow us on Facebook for the most current news and updates about this years upcoming pet fair and please… help us SHARE the fair by inviting your Facebook friends. Thank you! ❤️

Twitter: @BowWowsPetFair
Instagram: BowWowsPetFair
Website: www.BowWowsAndMeows.org

Free Event
Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” @ Palmdale Playhouse
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” – presented by Acton-Agua Dulce Arts Council
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, As Revised by Peter Stone
Directed by Sharon Roberts

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,’ “I Got the Sun in the Mornin,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, October 6th and 7th at 8 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale, CA 93550. Adults – $20; Senior/Military/12 and under – $15.
Tickets are available online at www.palmdaleplayhouse.com or at the box office 2 hours before the show.

Oct
9
Mon
3rd Annual ParTeeForeACure Golf Tournament @ TPC Valencia
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

ParTeeForeACure Golf Tournament benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Event Sponsored by Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Come out to TPC Valencia and enjoy a day of golf, food, laughs, and of course spirits, all while we chip away at a cure! On course contests, 50/50 helicopter ball drop, awards banquet, and celebrity golfers.

Oct
12
Thu
Note by Note @ The Main
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Listen to both well-established and new and emerging singer songwriter’s at Note by Note, the FREE monthly songwriter’s night in Old Town Newhall. Note by Note is a chance for professional and aspiring songwriters to showcase their songs in front of a live audience and an opportunity for fans to hear new music. Each songwriter selected will perform four original songs of their own composition.

Revved Up-Hot Rods & Customs @ Main Street and Market Streets
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Check out beautiful restorations, sweet modifications, and exceptional craftsmanship at Revved Up, presented by State Farm. Revved Up is a free monthly car show supporting the Santa Clarita car scene, and each month is unique by featuring a different car genre. In addition to enjoying adult beverages provided by Persia Lounge and tasty grub from food trucks, attendees can also vote for their favorite car in the People’s Choice contest.

Oct
13
Fri
25th Anniversary Principal for a Day @ The Centre
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Business leaders, community members and parents are invited to spend the morning shadowing a local public-school principal or district administrator by registering for the upcoming Principal for a Day event, sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please see website for available schools/positions: 

http://www.scveducationfoundation.org/pfad

CABARET @ Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

CABARET

Presented by Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

September 9 – October 15, 2017

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this Tony Award winning musical, CABARET takes you into the seedy, and at times dangerous, world of pre-WWII Germany. Escape to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical. Tickets are $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & above and Students and can be purchased online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling (805) 583-7900. Recommended for audiences 14 and above due to mature themes and language.

Oct
14
Sat
CHP CarFit Event @ California Highway Patrol
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CHP CarFit Program overview:

For appointments please call the CHP office at 661 294-5540 or 661 295-8776 and someone will contact you.

  • CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • What are the Objectives of the CarFit program?

The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others.

  • In What Ways Can CarFit Improve Road Safety?

Three quick examples underscore the importance of road safety to the CarFit program, which reviews twelve key areas of the driver’s fit to the personal vehicle.

  1. Example one: Knowing how to properly adjust one’s mirrors can greatly minimize blind spots for drivers who may wish to change lanes.
  2. Example two: Good foot positioning on the gas and brake pedals is important. If the driver is reaching with his or her toes to press on the pedals, it can cause fatigue in one’s leg and slowed reaction times.
  3. Example three: Drivers run a risk of serious injury if they are sitting closer than 10 inches to the steering wheel.
  • Is CarFit effective?

CarFit was pilot tested in 10 cities in the spring of 2005 with more than 300 older driver participants. Based on findings from the CarFit checklists completed at the events and follow-up surveys of participants, the program appears to be highly effective on multiple fronts. Some of the results show:

…over one-third (37%) had at least one critical safety issue needing addressed.

…one in ten (10%) were seated too close to the steering wheel.

…approximately 20% did not have a line of sight at least 3″ over the steering wheel.

In addition, the vast majority of those responding to the survey indicated that as a result of having gone through the CarFit event, they made a change to improve the fit of their vehicle, their use of safety features in their vehicle and/or their willingness to discuss their driving with family and/or health care providers.

2nd Annual Kaleidoscope: Music & Art Festival @ Palmdale Amphitheater
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kaleidoscope will feature live chalk art; live music by Stone Soul, High-D Boys and Paddy’s Pig; visual and performing arts, Art of the Brew craft beer + Brushes & Brews; Fresh Made Market Craft Culinary & Apothecary, food, vendors and much more.

For more information, please visit www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com

Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

2017 LA Co Sheriff’s Dept – Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-Off @ Jack Bones Equestrian Center
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Brittany Foundation Open House @ The Brittany Foundation
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Walk A Mile in My Shoes?  or Spend “A Day In Their Paws” 

 

The Brittany Foundation is at it again.  Their fundraiser, “A Day In Their Paws” is a unique event that pairs human and dog on “lockdown” together for 24 hours.

Ever wonder what the life of a shelter dog is like?  Volunteers of The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill dog rescue in Agua Dulce, CA, will find out during “A Day in Their Paws” on October 14, 2017.

Volunteers have committed to spend 24 hours (1440 minutes) in a kennel at The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary with the homeless dog of their choice to raise awareness of how shelter dogs live day after day, taking breaks only to eat and use the restroom. The kenneled volunteers will raise money for the non-profit organization by having sponsors “buy their freedom” at $1 per minute.

The Brittany Foundation will also host an open house from 12 noon – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, so that the public has a chance to tour the sanctuary and meet their adoptable dogs.  Refreshments, raffles, contests, silent auction, and bake sale is part of the action that day.

Founder Nancy Anderson started the non-profit in 1991 and has since placed well over 2000 dogs, many of which had been pulled from death row at county shelters or puppy mills across the greater Los Angeles area as well as other parts of California and the U.S.

Anderson hopes that the community will come out to support the volunteers and consider adopting a Brittany Foundation dog during “A Day in Their Paws.”

“Every dog we adopt out creates a space for another dog we can save. If you’re not looking to adopt, you can still lend a hand by sponsoring a volunteer or coming by the open house,” she said. “With everyone’s help, this could be our biggest fundraiser ever and allow us continue to save lives well into next year.”

“A Day In Their Paws” Open House, Saturday, Oct. 14, 12 noon. – 4 p.m. Corner of Sierra Highway and Anthony Road, Agua Dulce, 91390.  Follow signs to sanctuary. For more information, call (661) 713-5240, email brittany_dogs@yahoo.com or visit www.brittanyfoundation.com. The Brittany Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charity.  All donations are tax deductible.

28th Annual Art Classic @ William Hart Park
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Santa Clarita Artists Association welocomes you to a
members judged show.
Silent Auction, Refreshments, award ceremony and live music by Lance Allyn.
Route 66 Classic Car Show @ Route 66 Classic Grill
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every second Saturday of the month May thru October for the SCV’s longest running Classic Car Show! This is our 18th year hosting 125+ of Southern California’s nicest classic cars, each month. Our Car Shows are a fundraiser for SCV Safe Rides, which has been serving our valley for 30 years. We offer Live Bands, Raffle Prizes, GREAT FOOD and a FULL BAR! Admission is FREE for spectators and a $10 donation to register your 1975, or older classic vehicle. For further information go to www.route66classicgrill.com, or call 661 298-1494.

Santa Clarita Artists Showing at San Fernando Show, Oct 14 – Dec 1 @ La Galeria Gitana
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Six Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) members have been accepted to the Magical Realism: Fantasy in Our Time exhibition at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando.  Visitors are welcomed to the opening reception with the artists, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6-9:30 pm. The exhibit will run from: October 14 to December 1, 2017

Artists include: John Alexopoulos, Olga Kaczmar, Laura Ledesma, Jane Mick, Therese Verner and Nicole Wilde.

La Galeria Gitana is located on 120 N Maclay Ave., Ste. E, San Fernando, CA 91340. Free parking is available in the rear.  Gallery hours: Tuesday 12-6 Wed 12-4 pm or by appointment 818-898-7708. See www.GaleriaGitana.com.

Oct
15
Sun
DVC of SCV: Rent-A-Santa Fundraiser, Bookings Start October 15 @ The Domestic Violence Center of SCV
Oct 15 all-day

The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley (DVC of SCV) is again offering our Rent-A-Santa Fundraiser this year to residents, businesses and organizations for the opportunity to rent Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elves to entertain at their next holiday party or any other occasion appropriate for the North Pole visitors.  All proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence Center.

“This is a fabulous way to support a good cause while also bringing unique entertainment to your next holiday event,” says Barbara Cochran, who organizes the event. Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves can be rented for $100 per hour, $150 for up to two hours and $100 for each additional hour. All payments are tax deductible. The nearly two-decade old tradition will offer a chance to spread holiday cheer through December 24, 2017.

For additional information regarding volunteering or booking a visit, please contact Barbara Cochran at 661-251-1352. Bookings can be made beginning October 15.

To learn more about the Domestic Violence Center, please visit www.dvc-scv.org, www.facebook.com/DVCSantaCalrita or call 661-259-8175.

Diane Collins, 3, tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas this year during the annual Lion’s Club Santa Float on Castaic this month. Katharine Lotze/Signal
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355 @ Sizzler Restaurant
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am

Monthly Meeting. Serving Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley.

When: Every 3rd Sunday, 9 a.m.

Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Oct
16
Mon
Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats Meeting @ Round Table Pizza
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join local young democrats for a monthly meeting.

Oct
19
Thu
Valencia California Family History Center classes @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Valencia California Family History Center holds courses to help the community discover, preserve and share family histories.

First and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

Oct
21
Sat
6th Annual 5K “Purple Walk of Strength” @ College of the Canyons
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration for the Purple Walk of Strength is now open! Have fun and get PURPLED at our annual family-friendly fundraiser to help raise funds and awareness for domestic violence. There will be food, swag bags, and more! Wear white so you can see that purple powder, or buy a DVC t-shirt for $10 at the event. Everyone is welcome!

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and there’s no better way to support intervention, prevention, and education than to walk or run with neighbors and friends. Last year, we broke fundraising records thanks to our generous sponsors and community, and hope to surpass our goals once again. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs available at the DVC, like support groups, counseling, and shelter costs.

Cost
Registration is $20 per person now through October 20th, and $25 the day of the race. Teams of four can register for $60 thought October 14th. Please pay via our Donation page on the website. All payments are tax-deductible.

Registration
The registration packet is available through our website for you to print and fill out. Bring it with you the day of the race!

Bark for Life SCV @ West Creek Park
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families and their dogs come together for a 1-mile walk to honor the care giving qualities of their canine “Best Friends” and cancer survivors.

American Red Cross ADULT & PEDIATRIC/FIRST AID/CPR/AED @ College of the Canyons
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Course Description: The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emegencies to help victims of any age-adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Parking permit included, bring a sack lunch.

Date: October 21st, 2017 (saturday)

Time: 9:00AM – 2:30PM

Class fee $109.00 (includes materials, parking pass and certification cost)

 
Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child!

(Santa Clarita, CA) Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt. Children’s Bureau offers a comprehensive foster care and adoption program that brings families together for a lifetime. The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.

Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team. Children’s Bureau welcomes every foster and foster-adoptive parent regardless of, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Qualifying families receive training, family assessment, approval and support. A CB resource parent advises potential resource parents “to come into it with an open mind and an open heart. Be prepared to care beyond anything you could have ever imagined.” Watch Children’s Bureau resource families share their foster-adoption experiences here: https://youtu.be/9HYsV-VO2Rk

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon at College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212 or email us at RFrecruitment@all4kids.org. An information packet or application may also be obtained by filling out a request form on the website at www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S BUREAU
Since 1904, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.

Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Burbank Beer Festival @ Downtown Burbank
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The 3rd annual Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair is once again taking over the streets of Downtown Burbank this October for the ultimate celebration of craft beer. On show will be more than 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap, alongside live musical performances at the main stage, vendors, and more – with a complimentary shuttle ferrying festival-goers to and from Burbank hotels.

Entry to the street fair and main stage entertainment is free of charge and open to all ages – however, beer lovers must be at least 21 years of age to purchase tickets for/enter the craft beer tasting sessions.

Downtown Burbank
San Fernando Blvd., spanning five blocks between Magnolia Blvd. and Angeleno Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Craft Beer Session I: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Craft Beer Session II: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Street Fair Hours: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tickets are $40-$45 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 45+ different breweries, at 3 tasting stations. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s beer tasting blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is free of charge.  For more information, please visit www.BurbankBeerFestival.com or www.dtnbur.com

Santa Clarita Artists Showing at San Fernando Show, Oct 14 – Dec 1 @ La Galeria Gitana
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Six Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) members have been accepted to the Magical Realism: Fantasy in Our Time exhibition at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando.  Visitors are welcomed to the opening reception with the artists, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6-9:30 pm. The exhibit will run from: October 14 to December 1, 2017

Artists include: John Alexopoulos, Olga Kaczmar, Laura Ledesma, Jane Mick, Therese Verner and Nicole Wilde.

La Galeria Gitana is located on 120 N Maclay Ave., Ste. E, San Fernando, CA 91340. Free parking is available in the rear.  Gallery hours: Tuesday 12-6 Wed 12-4 pm or by appointment 818-898-7708. See www.GaleriaGitana.com.

Oct
22
Sun
Pumpkin Liner Vintage Train Rides @ Fillmore & Western Railway
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ride a vintage train to our colorful pumpkin patch to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern. Activities and attractions at ‘The Patch” include: Jolly Jumps, vendors, carousel, hay ride, pumpkin maze, BBQ sandwiches and other edible ‘goodies.’

Adults: $22

Youth 4-12: $15, 2-3 $10. Under 23 months free on adult lap

Saturday & Sunday departures: 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

A Really Big Barbershop Shew @ Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

RiverOaks chapter of Sweet Adelines Int’l presents a parody of the Ed Sullivan Show, with host “Fred Sullivan”; a variety of guest acts; and lots of humor and barbershop music. Donations support our non-profit organization and our charity partner, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.

See our website: riveroakschorus.com or call 818.886.SING for more information.

$20 suggested donation at the door

Oct
25
Wed
PFLAG Meeting @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church,
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A support group for parents, allies, and our LGBTQ community as they deal with the coming out process, safety issues, and other matters of importance to all.

Oct
26
Thu
Fun Halloween Desserts @ College of the Canyons Icue
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fun​ Halloween Desserts​

In this hands-on 2 hour workshop we will be making fun Halloween Desserts for you to bring home for your Halloween festivities! Recipes include Chocolate Zombie Cookies, Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes and Black Velvet Whoopie Pies.

Ages 13 and above.

Fee: $53 (material and parking included)
Date: Oct 26th (Thursday)
Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Location Icue Bakery

 
Oct
27
Fri
SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series: An Evening With Almeda Bradshaw @ The MAIN
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ALMEDA BRADSHAW is one of Montana’s talented Western singer songwriters. Her love and appreciation for the western way of life is expressed in heartfelt songs that give voice to the westerner: cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, farmers and more. A lifetime of writing and playing stringed instruments places her work above the ordinary. Clear vocals, a compelling stage presence and accomplished musicianship guarantee Almeda to be an audience favorite.

General Admission $25. Members WMA, SCVHS, FOHP $20.