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SCV Community Expo
Boy Scouts–Leaders of Character
LARC Ranch-Reggae Splash
OLPH Annual BBQ
Teen Scene Unplugged
Brittany Foundation-Comedy For Canines
SCV Community Expo
When: Saturday, September 17 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 18 from 10am-3pm
Where: Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Details: This marks the 27th year of the SCV Community Expo. The Taste of Expo will be Friday, September 16 from 5-9pm, and is considered Santa Clarita’s largest business mixer featuring delicious food and drinks from 30 restaurants and caterers. On both days of the Expo, stroll the exhibits that showcase more than 100 exhibitors. On Saturday, take part in the Fall 2011 Job, Career & Intern Fair from 10am-2pm. Saturday also offers free flu shots for seniors and, as part of Family Fun Day, a Mad Dog Party for the kids and community stage performances. Sunday features the Expo Beer Garden & Food Truck Fest and musical entertainment.
Boy Scouts –Leaders of Character
When: Saturday, September 17 at 6pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia
Details: Six outstanding members of our Santa Clarita community will be honored at the 6th Annual Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner benefiting local Boy Scouts of America. This event is sponsored by Total Financial Solutions . This year’s Leaders of Character honorees include Kerry & Kristie Carmody, Don & Cheri Fleming, and Laurene Weste and Jim McCarthy. Through their devotion to family, faith and community, they exemplify the traits found in the Scout Law. The evening offers a unique “virtual auction”. Click here  for more information on tickets. Click here  for a story by Carol Rock of KHTS.
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LARC Ranch - Reggae Splash
When: Sunday, September 18 starting at 1pm
Where: LARC Ranch, 29890 North Bouquet Canyon Road
Details: Reggae Splash at LARC Ranch will have you singing, dancing and glad to be alive. The afternoon starts with a luncheon and dessert extravaganza. The afternoon then moves into live reggae/ska music from the band See Spot. Proceeds benefit LARC Ranch programs, facilities and services for developmentally disabled adults. For information and reservations call 661-296-8636, extension 219 or click here .
OLPH Annual BBQ
When: Friday, September 16 from 6-11pm; Saturday, September 17 from 3-11pm; Sunday, September 18 from 11am-8pm.
Where: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 23233 Lyons Avenue in Newhall
Details: This is the 67th Annual BBQ at OLPH – so, you know they know how to do a BBQ. They will have spectacular live entertainment, carnival rides and games for all ages. The BBQ is known for delicious foods from many cultures. The OLPH BBQ is fun for the whole family!
Teen Scene Unplugged
When: Wednesday, September 14 from 6-8pm
Where: Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Details: The teen years are a worry to parents. Teen Scene Unplugged can help parents learn coping skills to get through the teen years. Your questions and concerns will be answered. At this 11th Annual Teen Scene Unplugged, “Stacy Kaiser, nationally known speaker, author and psychotherapist will provide strategies and tips on facing the realities and challenges of parenting teens head on.” Parents will be given ten things every parent needs to know to raise a successful adult. This is a free program. From 6-7pm there is a Resource Fair and the Program/Presentation runs from 7-8pm. All parents are welcome. Click here  for more information.
Brittany Foundation-Comedy For Canines
When: Friday, September 16 starting at 8pm
Where: JR’s Comedy Club inside Marie Callender’s,27630 The Old Road
Details: Have some laughs and help the homeless animals of Brittany Foundation. Come to the Comedy for Canines night at JR’s Comedy Club. The Brittany Foundation rescues, rehabilitates and provides safe shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned dogs. The show is for ages 18 and over but 16/17 year olds can attend with a parent or guardian. Tickets are $20 each plus a two item, food and/or drink minimum. For tickets click here  or call Michelle at 661-803-2909. Click here for a story by KHTS' own, Carol Rock. Constitution Day Summit
When: Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm
Where: West Creek Community Park, 24247 Village Circle West (see click through below)
Details: Dust off your colonial wear and join the fun at the Constitution Day Summit. On September 17, 1787 out Constitution was signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history. On September 17, 2011 the Santa Clarita Valley will continue their legacy and develop habits of good citizenship in a new generation. Join in and step back in time to a September 17, 1787 state of mind. This family friendly event is free. Bring the kids to ‘meet’ our founding Fathers & Mothers. Enjoy speakers, music, food, re-enactment of signing of the Constitution and more. Constitution Day Summit is sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Click here  for a flyer on the event and directions.
What: Lisa DeLong – “Blood Brothers” Book Signing
When: Saturday, September 17 at noon
Where: Barnes & Noble Book Store on Valencia Boulevard at Magic Mountain Parkway
Details: Santa Clarita resident and author Lisa Solis DeLong shares the story in her book, Blood Brothers, of life with two sons diagnosed with leukemia. The book speaks of the struggles the family endured and even triumphed from this unimaginable tragedy. Lisa DeLong is a mother, registered nurse, author and bereavement facilitator. She will be reading, signing and available for Q & A. Click here  for a story on Lisa Solis DeLong written by KHTS' own, Mark Archuleta.
What: Lombardi Ranch
When: Open seven days a week from 9am-5pm
Where: Lombardi Ranch, 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road
Details: Get into the spirit of the changing seasons. Lombardi Ranch has been a staple for over 30 years in Santa Clarita, especially at pumpkin time. Enjoy the fresh produce, live bands, petting zoos, wagon rides, face paintings, pony rides and more. Bake sales happen every weekend by various organizations throughout Santa Clarita. As every Santa Clarita school age child knows, no little one leaves empty handed. There’s always balloons, stickers, pencils, candy for each little hand. Start planning now for the October 2nd Scarecrow Contest. Come to the Ranch and you’ll be sure to be humming the everlasting Lombardi Ranch song by David Reeves Carpenter. Click here  for information on Lombardi Ranch and all that they have to offer.
What: Barry’s Tickets
Details: With Barry’s Tickets you have the largest selection of tickets right at your fingertips. Since 1985, they’ve been selling the hottest tickets to Santa Clarita for events nationwide, including concerts, live theatre, sporting events and comedy tours. Barry’s Tickets are the perfect gift to give to any music, sport or theater fans. With their diverse selection of tickets, you will be able to find something that will peak their interest. When you need to find the best tickets in Santa Clarita and to see all Barry’s Tickets office locations, visit BarrysTickets.com or call 866-708-8499 or click here .
What: Search & Rescue Golf
When: Monday, September 19, registration from 8-9:45am, tee off at 10am
Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon
Details: Play at one of the premier golf clubs in the SCV: Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Golfers will receive a Continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and post-tournament buffet, open bar, Opportunity Drawing and awards. There will be contests, a silent auction and top finishing prizes. Click here  to learn more about SCV Search & Rescue and the tournament.
What: Green Thumb – HarvestGarden Faire
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18
Where: Green Thumb Garden Center, 23734 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road)
Details: Enter your biggest and best flowers and vegetables in the Green Thumb Harvest Garden Faire. They have beautiful and whimsical competitions. Call 259-1072 or click here  for more information.
What: Help The Children
When: week of September 19-22
Where: see details
Details: Help the Children is asking Santa Clarita to celebrate the new school year by eating dinner out at: Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Jersey Mike’s, Dink’s at the Patios, Golden Spoon and Ameci’s Pizza. By eating dinner out at these locations, a portion your dinner bill will be contributed to Help the Children. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org  to receive a coupon to give to restaurant locations.
What: Kenneally Acupuncture – Workshops
When: Saturday, September 17
Where: Kenneally Acupuncture, 27225 Camp Plenty (below the KHTS AM-1220 studios)
Details: Kenneally Acupuncture has two workshops on Saturday. “Limiting Beliefs Be Gone” teaches you to take control over your beliefs and stop getting in your own way. Applying and activating the process of change is fun and simple. The cost is $30. RSVP with payment prior to the event. “Relating to Relationships” teaches you to understand yourself and others by first understanding personality profiles. This understanding will give you powerful tools to circumvent common issues and allow you to promote, sustain and enhance meaningful and lasting relationships. The cost is $30. RSVP is required. Call 661-252-4100 or click here .
What: River Rally - 2011 River Clean-up & Environmental Expo
When: Saturday, September 17 from 8-11am
Where: Wiley Canyon Road, off the Via Princessa Bridge
Details: Help maintain a portion of the Santa Clarita River at River Rally 2011. The Santa Clarita River is one of the last natural rivers in Southern California. Participants will be provided with gloves, trash bags, snacks and special giveaways. Visit the Environmental Expo with over 20 exhibitors. At the Expo, you’ll learn about recycling, air quality, wildlife conservation, pollution prevention and more. Click here  for a story by KHTS' own, Carol Rock.
When: Thursday, September 15 from 7-11pm
Where: Old Town Newhall
Details: This month’s theme is “Hollywood”. Every third Thursday SENSES comes to us at Old Town Newhall. SENSES is designed to heighten your sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. Main Street will turn into a block party with live music, entertainment, interactive activities, art displays, giveaways and more. Not to be missed are the festive food trucks.
What: Beyond Harmony – “Brunch at the Spa”
When: Sunday, September 18 from 11am-2pm
Where: Beyond Harmony, 18635 Soledad Canyon Rd, Ste 101 (near the Canyon Country Library)Details: Beyond Harmony knows how to limit the aging process on aging Barbies and Kens. At “Brunch at the Spa”, derma fills, injectables and laser services will be discussed. There will be a short presentation and a Q & A session. Raffles, goodie bags and mimosas add to the event. Enter to win free restylane. RSVP is a must to reserve a seat. Please call by September 15 by calling 661-298-8008.
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