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Top Things To Do This Weekend – November 28, 2012

Bouquet Canyon Center/KHTS Live Broadcast--
Action Holiday Boutique--
REP “Moonlight & Magnolias”--
CTG “White Christmas”--
LPAC “A Christmas Carol”--
SCPAC “Take 6”--
Beijo Holiday Warehouse Sale--
HMNMH Holiday Home Tour & Tree Lighting--
And More… Upcoming…


Bouquet Canyon Center/KHTS Live Broadcast
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 12 noon to 3pm
Where:  Bouquet Canyon Center on Bouquet at Newhall Ranch Road (Ross Shopping Center)
Details:  The Bouquet Canyon Center and KHTS are kicking off the holiday season in a spectacular way.  Youth choirs from local schools will be performing holiday songs throughout the afternoon.  There will be prizes and giveaways.  The stores in the center will be offering great savings to help you with your holiday shopping.  KHTS will be there broadcasting live, so make sure to stop by.  Bring the kids to climb on and take pictures with the KHTS antique 1948 Mack fire truck. 

Action Family Zone Holiday Boutique
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 1pm to 5pm
Where:  Action Family Zone, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road (Soledad at Ruether, across from Home Depot)
Details:  Santa will be hosting the Action Family Zone Holiday Boutique.  This will be a huge holiday event for children and parents to shop an awesome variety of vendors, design personalized gift bags, decorate yummy gingerbread cookies in our craft room, and even take pictures with Santa! We are also planning to have a big bounce house jumper for the kids to hang out while mom and dad shop all afternoon.  Admission is free.  The Action Family Zone is a non-profit organization and all funds raised and donated go towards a variety of educational programs including personal development, leadership, critical thinking, effective communication, team building, and relationships. Click here to learn more.  


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Repertory East Playhouse “Moonlight & Magnolias”
When:  Now through December 15, Friday and Saturday shows start at 8pm, Sunday Matinees start at 2pm
Where:  Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Repertory East Playhouse brings us “Moonlight & Magnolias” the hilarious behind the scenes story of the making of “Gone with the Wind”.  It seems the screenplay for GWTW wasn’t working so legendary producer David O. Selznick shuts down production.  Over five days Selznick, famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming lock themselves in a room with only a diet of bananas and peanuts and come up with the screenplay for the movie that becomes a classic.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.  Doors & Bar opens one hour before show time.  Call 288-000 or click here for more information and tickets.  

Canyon Theatre Guild “White Christmas”
When:  Friday at 8pm on:  November 23, December 7, 14 and 21;  Saturday at 8pm on:  November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22;  Saturdays at 2pm on: December 15 and 22;  Sundays at 2pm on:  November 25, December 2, 9 and 16;  Weekday performances at 7pm on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, OldTown Newhall
Details:  Your holiday spirit will come alive at the Canyon Theatre Guild’s presentation of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”.  All the songs we’ve come to love will be sung:  Sisters, The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing, Snow, What Can You Do with a General, I Wish I Was Back in the Army, and White Christmas.  “White Christmas” opens Friday, November 23 with a champagne and wine reception.  Tickets to this heartwarming musical would make perfect stocking stuffers.   Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for juniors and seniors.  Click here for more information and tickets or call 661-799-2702.  

Lancater Performing Arts Center - “A Christmas Carol”
When:  Friday, November 30 at 8pm; Saturday, December 1 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, December 2 at 2pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing ArtsCenter, 750 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  The Lancaster Performing Arts Center brings us the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” to celebrate this holiday season.  Go along with Ebenezer Scrooge as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future teach him about the true meaning of Christmas.   Tickets are $20/$16/$9.  Click here for more information, tickets and directions.  

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center – “Take 6”
When:  Thursday, November 29 at 8pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing ArtsCenter at COC Valencia
Details:  Quincy Jones calls Take 6 “the baddest vocal cats on the planet” and they will be here at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.  Take 6 delve into gospel, jazz, R & B and pop.  Tickets are $30/$45/$55.  Click here for more information and tickets or call  362-5304.   

Beijo Holiday Warehouse Sale
When:  Friday, November 30 from 10am to 5pm and Saturday, December 1 from 8am to 2pm
Where:  26475 Summit Circle, off Ferry Court at Centre Point Parkway
Details:  With discounted prices like they have at Beijo’s Holiday Warehouse Sale, you are sure to cover every female on your shopping list.  Pricing is 50-75% savings off retail pricing on designer handbags and accessories, plus free giveaways while supplies last.  Credit cards and cash sales only.  Click here to see what Beijo is all about.  

HMNMH Holiday Home Tour “Holiday Surprise and Delight”
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 9:30am to 4:40pm
Where:  Three homes within the Santa Clarita Valley; boutique at Hyatt Regency
Details:  Three homes will be elegantly decorated to showcase the theme of this year’s HenryMayoNewhallMemorialHospital’s Home Tour “Holiday Surprise and Delight”.  Tickets are $25 until November 30 and $30 on the day of the Tour.  The tour is open to all adults and children over 12 years.  Guests are requested to wear flat shoes only, for safety reasons.  During the tour there will be a holiday boutique at Hyatt Regency Valencia from 9am to 4pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the boutique on Saturday, December 1.  Proceeds benefit the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Click here for tickets and more information or call 253-8051.  

HMNMH Tree Lighting
When:  Sunday, December 2 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Where:  HenryMayoNewhallMemorialHospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is holding their 27th Annual Tree Lighting to help spread holiday cheer.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.  Part of the festivities will include music, a photo station and holiday activities including card decorating and letters to Santa.  This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information or call 661-200-1306. 


And More…


All Creatures Veterinary Center "Grand Opening"
When:  Saturday, December 1 starting at 10am
Where:  All Creatures Veterinary Center, 22722 Lyons Avenue, Newhall
Details:  All Creatures Veterinary Center is holding their Grand Opening Celebration.  Come and find out all that they have to offer you and your treasured pets.  All Creatures Veterinary Center believes their mission "is to provide the best quality of animal health care and service for the patient, the client and the referring veterinarian at a reasonable cost". 

Action Family CounselingSCV Teens Tell It Like It Is”
When:  Thursday, November 29, starting at 6pm
Where:  Action Family Zone, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Suite 24 (Soledad at Ruether, across from Home Depot)
Details:  Action Family Counseling is presenting a forum “SCV Teens Tell It Like It Is”, an much needed informative evening discussing on the signs and symptoms of teens on drugs.  Action Family Counseling substance abuse experts and local teens in recovery will share personal stories and information that every Santa Clarita Valley family needs to know.  Find out the answer to questions:  Where does it come from, where is it hidden, what does it look like, what are the signs of drug use, and what can a loved one do to help.  “Teen experts will be the first to tell you, if you suspect that your teen is using drugs most likely they are.”  Click here to learn more about Action Family Counseling and this event.  

Ice Station Valencia – Family Snow Day
When:  Sunday, December 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where:  Ice Station Valencia, 27745 North Smyth Drive, across from Valencia High
Details:  Come and play in snow during Ice Station Valencia’s Family Snow Day, a day of fun for the whole family.  You can ice skate, drink hot cocoa and meet Santa.  Child Admission includes a snow play area on the Pond where tennis shoes can be worn.  Child Admission (age 17 and under): $12;  Adult Admission: free to play, $5 for skate rentals.  Other Family Snow Days:  December 9 and 23.  Click here for more information or call 775-8686.

Acton Faith Bible Church – Holiday Boutique
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 8am to 2pm
Where:  HighDesertSchool, 3620 Antelope Woods, Acton
Details:  Come to ActonFaithBibleChurch’s 15th Annual Holiday Boutique for everyone on your gift list.  For more information call Carol at 269-1878.

SC Literacy & Arts Festival
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 3pm
Where:  OldTown Newhall Library, 24500 Main Street, Newhall
Details:  Come to the 6th Annual Santa Clarita Literacy & Arts Festival.  Celebrate with entertainment, craft fun, storytelling, art projects, books and more.  There will be a Book Swap: bring a gently used book and swap for another; pre-school through high school; limit three books. 

Placerita Nature Center – Holiday Craft Faire
When:  Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 from 10am to 3pm both days
Where:  PlaceritaNatureCenter, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall
Details:  PlaceritaNatureCenter is hosting its annual Holiday Craft Faire.  Create and decorate holiday wreaths, center pieces, candles and ornaments using a large assortment of fresh-cut greenery, pine cones and other natural treasures.  Candle dipping and other crafts will be available for children.  There is no entry charge but there are reasonable charges for making wreaths and crafts.  Wreaths and Yule logs are $12 and up (depending on size) and crafts are $1 to $3.  This is the Centers only fundraiser of the year.  Profits go towards the care of the Center’s animals and are used for educational purposes, improvements and renovations to the Center and grounds.  Click here to learn more.  

Holiday Boutique & Toy Drive
Rays of Light Philanthropic & Inner Circle Foster/Adoption Services
When:  Saturday, December 1 from 9am to 5pm
Where:  22945 Beech Creek Circle, Valencia
Details:  Come to a Holiday Boutique that is also sponsoring a Toy Drive to benefit “Rays of Light and Inner Circle Foster/Adoption Services”.  Stop by to shop at the boutique and drop a toy for the toy collection.  You’ll then be entered into a raffle to win a Holiday Gift Basket.  Toys will be distributed to foster youth ages infant to 18 years.  Click here to learn about this organization.  

Tips 4 Vets
When:  Thursday, November 29 from 6-9pm
Where:  Route 66 on Soledad in the same center at EdwardsTheatres
Details:  Enjoy a great meal while being served by and supporting Vets.  Tell your server that you are with V.A.N. (Veterans Advocacy Network).  “Great food, fun times, super cause.”  Click here to download a flyer or call 373-4770.  

 SC Artist Association – “Holiday and Blooms”
When:  Sunday, December 2 from 4-7pm
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, OldTown Newhall
Details:  The Santa Clarita Artist Association is holding an Artist Reception featuring “Holiday and Blooms” celebrating the works of local artist Zony Gordon, a Contemporary Impressionist.  The reception coincides with Canyon Theatre Guild’s “White Christmas” (see entry above).  There will be wine, appetizers and musical guest, classic guitarist Manak Khamvongsa.  The art will be on display to the public through December 22 from 10-5pm (closed Mondays).  Entry is free.  RSVP requested by calling 312-3422. 

Bridges to Ability – 5K Run Walk & Roll (Magic Mt)
When:  Sunday, December 2 starting at 6:30am
Where:  SixFlagsMagicMountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Details:  Bridges to Ability and Santa Clarita Valley Kiwanis are holding a 5K & 1K Run Walk & Roll through SixFlagsMagicMountain.  The cost is $30 for Adults 5K.  Call for possible discounted course fees.  The mission of Bridges to Ability (formerly LETMESAIL) is to improve the lives of teens and adults with developmental disabilities through quality vocational, athletic, educational, social, and recreational programs.  Click here for more information or call Bridges to Ability Foundation at 775-0237.  

 City of Santa Clarita “Breakfast With Santa” (Dec 8 – register now)
When:  Saturday, December 8 from 8:30am to 11am
Where:  Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Details:  Register now for the City of Santa Clarita’s “Breakfast With Santa”.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and join them for breakfast, songs, holiday stories and crafts.  Santa will blast off in his Turbo Sleigh.  Don’t forget your cameras.  Registration begins on Tuesday, November 13: online begins at 8am and walk-in begins at 10am.  The price is $15 per person (non-residents is $20).  Last day to register is Monday, December 3.  For more information call Glena at 250-1182 or Jennifer at 284-1465.  Click here to learn more and register.  Registration code: 1250.101  

Santa Clarita 7th Annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting
When:  Saturday, December 1 at 7pm
Where:  Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 N. Walnut Street, Newhall
Details:  The Santa Clarita 7th Annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting features prayers, music, speakers and hot chocolate.  Pastor John Shaver of the Valencia United Methodist Church will deliver the Invocation and Benediction. Dick Jeffrey, Marine Vietnam Veteran, will be the master of ceremonies and Bill Reynolds, Army Vietnam Veteran, will give the keynote speech. Dante Acosta, Gold Star Father and Mark Sears, author of “Blue Star Christmas” will also be speaking and Marilyn Hackett, author of the musical “Wartime Romance,” will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”  To submit veteran or active military photos for the tree, contact Suzon Gerstel of Prayer Angels for the Military (prayerangelsforthemilitary@yahoo.com).  Donations for troops will be accepted. A list of needs can be found at Prayer Angels for the Military.  For further information contact Sharon Ventrice at sventrice@sbcglobal.net or 661-755-8629.

 

Upcoming…

Kick Off To Sheriff’s Toy Drive – Live on KHTS
When:  Wednesday, December 5 from 3:30 to 7pm
Where:  Power Chevrolet, 23649 Valencia Boulevard (at Creekside), Valencia
Details:  The Power Automotive Group is hosting the kick-off to the Sheriff’s Toy Drive and KHTS will be broadcasting it live.  Bring an unwrapped new toy for a child (infant through teen).  Children’s choirs from local elementary school will be performing holiday songs.  Show your support for children in need within our community and come out to this event.  Click here to learn more.  

Santa Clarita Ballet – “The Nutcracker
When:  Saturday, December 15 at 2pm and 7:30pm;  Sunday, December 16 at 2pm and 7pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyon, Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Details:  The magic of the holiday season comes to life on-stage with the Santa Clarita Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker”.  This famous ballet has been a holiday tradition following Marie and her Nutcracker through the Land of Sweets, meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy and being entertained by Russian, Arabian and Chinese dancer.  Whether you are continuing the tradition or starting the tradition, your family is sure to love this enchanting ballet.   Tickets are on sale now.  Click here for more information and tickets or call 661-251-0366.  

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