Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – October 2, 2013
SCV Jazz & Blues Festival
Rubber Ducky Festival
SCPAC “Paul Reiser”
COC Job & Career Fair
Harvest Festival Ventura
CTG “Dial M For Murder” & “The Miracle Worker”
Lombardi Ranch “Halloween Festival”
REP “God Of Carnage”
And More…And Upcoming…
SCV Jazz & Blues Festival
When: Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 – see website for concert schedule
Where: Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia
Details: The SCV Jazz & Blue Festival has an outstanding lineup planned, including the duo that made it into the Top 3 of last season’s The Voice, The Swon Brothers. Other featured recording artists are Gerald Albright, Paul Jackson, Eric Darius, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Jazzy Boy Jeff Harris, Alan Wright Band, Darius Shipp and Blue Baron Band. Friday the gates open at 5pm and the music starts at 6pm. Bring your chairs and blankets because seating is festival-style. There will be food and drink vendors. Tickets are $45 online and $55 at the door. Parking is $20. Read more in a story on the KHTS AM-1220 website. More information and tickets are available online.
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center “Rubber Ducky Festival”
When: Saturday, October 5 from 11am-3pm
Where: Bridgeport Park, on Newhall Ranch Road near Bridgeport Elementary School
Details: Samuel Dixon Family Health Center is holding their 11th Annual “Rubber Ducky Festival”. Adopt your winning ducklings online. Winning ducks can earn a Grand Prize of $2,500 gift card, second prize of $1,500 gift card and third prize of $500 gift card. Individual duck adoption is $5, Quack Family (5ducks, plus one free) for $25, Quacker’s Dozen (10 ducks, plus 2 free) for $50, and Duck Flock (20 ducks, plus 4 free) for $100. To round out the family fun there will be exhibitors and food trucks. A racetrack waterway will provide regatta heats throughout the day. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will be Honorary Chairman. Mayor Bob Kellar will be Master of Ceremonies. Stop by and say, “Hi” to KHTS’ own Kyle “The Jellyman” Jellings, who will be broadcasting from the Festival. All proceeds go toward patient care offering affordable, quality primary health care for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. More information is available online.
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Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “An Evening With Paul Reiser”
When: Saturday, October 5 at 8pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center has “An Evening With Paul Reiser”. “As a seasoned actor, writer, musician, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser is one of those rare, multi-faceted entertainers who can do it all. Returning to his first love, stand-up comedy, Reiser is sure to pack a funny bone punch as he pokes fun at universal truths – and reminds us that life really is funny.” Tickets are $45/$40/$35. More information and tickets are available online.
College Of The Canyons “Job & Career Fair”
When: Wednesday, October 9 from 10am-2pm
Where: College of the Canyons, Valencia campus, East Gym, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: College of the Canyons, KHTS AM-1220 and The Signal are partnering for the 2013 “Job & Career Fair” featuring a KHTS sponsored virtual corner for companies that cannot attend the fair in person. Read more in a story on the KHTS website. At least 16 employers will be at the fair, representing various industries and career fields. In preparation for the Job & Career Fair, the COC Career Center is hosting a workshop “Preparing for the Job Fair” on Wednesday, October 2 from 12-1pm and 6-7pm at the Student Center, Room PDR-3, on the Valencia campus. More information is available by calling 661-362-3286 or online.
Harvest Festival Ventura
When: Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 from 10am-6pm; Sunday, October 6 from 10am-5pm
Where: Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard, Venture – intersection of Harbor and Figueroa
Details: The Harvest Festival Ventura is “three days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food for the price of one ticket.” The “Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.” KHTS is selling tickets at half-price: $9 value, $4.50 your cost. For tickets come to the KHTS studios, 27225 Camp Plenty, Ste 8, at the intersection of Camp Plenty and Soledad, upstairs in the two story building. More information on the on the Festival is available online.
Canyon Theatre Guild “Dial M For Murder”
When: 8pm performances: October 5, 11, 19, 25, 26; 2pm performances: October 6, 12, 20, 26
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Canyon Theatre Guild has the “thrilling whodunit” “Dial M For Murder. “The story centers around a man who marries his wife for her money, and plans to murder her for the same reason. Things don’t always work out according to plan and in this case the murderer gets murdered, the victim survives and the audience is in for an evening of thrills and suspense.” Tickets range from $12-17. More information is available by calling 661-799-2702 or online.
Canyon Theatre Guild “The Miracle Worker”
When: 8pm performances: October 4, 12, 18, 26; 2pm performances: October 5, 13, 19, 27
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: “The Miracle Worker” is being performed at the Canyon Theatre Guild. “’The Miracle Worker’ is the touching, true story of two amazing women: Helen Keller, a child who can neither see nor hear, and her teacher Anne Sullivan who refuses to believe that Helen’s mind and spirit have to remain trapped in silence. Annie and Helen struggle through a period of intense physical and emotional turmoil until success finally comes to Annie when Helen finally utters a single, glorious word: water.” Tickets range from $12-17. More information is available by calling 661-799-2702 or online.
Lombardi Ranch Halloween Festival
When: starting now
Where: 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, just south of Vasquez
Details: Get into the spirit of the changing seasons at Lombardi Ranch. Lombardi Ranch has been a staple in Santa Clarita for over 30 years, especially at pumpkin time. Lombardi Ranch is a working farm offering seasonal produce for sale, in addition to Halloween pumpkins. Enjoy Scarecrow Alley, live bands, petting zoos, wagon rides, face paintings, and more. Bake sales happen every weekend by various Santa Clarita organizations. As every Santa Clarita school age child knows, no little one leaves empty handed. There are balloons, stickers and candy for each little hand. The Lombardi Ranch Scarecrow Contest is perfect for a family, non-profit, scout group and more, to enter. Scarecrow Alley is an enjoyable and sometimes scary, walk through the corn fields. Come to the Ranch and you’ll be sure to be humming the everlasting Lombardi Ranch song by David Reeves Carpenter. Free parking and admission. More information is available online.
Repertory East Playhouse “God Of Carnage”
When: October 4 through October 18 - Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Where: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Repertory East Playhouse has the production “God of Carnage”. The play was a Tony Award winning Broadway hit. The story is based around two couples who get together to discuss the problem of their sons getting into a fight. The evening results in chaos. Rated REP-13 for adult language and content. Doors and Hideaway Bar opens at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For Sunday Matinees , the doors and Bar opens at 1pm. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students/Seniors. Tickets and more information are available online.
Lancaster Performing Arts Center “The Acting Company-Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
When: Sunday, October 6 at 3pm
Where: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
Details: Lancaster Performing Arts presents “The Acting Company – Shakespeare’s Hamlet”. “The play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts for his father’s murder while vividly portraying emotions of overwhelming grief and rage, as well as themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies.” More information is available by calling 661-723-5950 or online.
City of Santa Clarita “Chocolate Slam”
When: Thursday, October 3 from 7-11pm
Where: Main Street in Old Town Newhall
Details: The City of Santa Clarita holds the free Art Slam event with various themes. This month’s Art Slam is “Chocolate Slam”. “Chocolate Slam will focus on the culinary arts, and will also feature a variety of visual and performing arts. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are pleasing to the palate as to the eye. Come see art displays featuring the theme of chocolate, watch artists create paintings using chocolates, watch cooking demonstrations, participate in chocolate tastings provided by local chefs, restaurants, and caterers, and see chocolate sculptures on display.” More information is available online.
Domestic Violence Center SCV “Purple Walk of Strength”
When: Saturday, October 5 from 9-11am, registration starts at 8:30am
Where: College of the Canyons, Valencia campus
Details: The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley invite you to “walk, job, skip or turbo run” in their “2nd Annual Purple Walk of Strength 5K”. The trail is part of the 3.5 mile College of the Canyons Cross Country trail. Wear white T-shirts and sneakers to be playfully decorated or “purpled” by the tossing of colorful pigment along the route. The morning will also include food, raffles, swag bags and more. Pre-registration fees are $30/single ($40 day of). Four-person team/family pre-registration is $100 (no day of registration). More information is available online.
Soroptimist “Bras For A Cause”
When: Sunday, October 6 from 12-3pm
Where: Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View, Stevenson Ranch
Details: Soroptimist of Santa Clarita Valley is holding their “10th Annual Bras for a Cause – Bras on Broadway” fundraiser. “Bid on blinged-out bras representing Broadway plays, along with baskets full of gift cards for personal services, meals, week-end getaways, home décor and personal items.” Tickets are $65 and include food stations, complimentary beverage and Broadway-style entertainment. Funds raised benefit Circle of Hope and SheilaR.VelozBreastImagingCenter. More information is available online.
Sheriff’s “Fun In The Sun Chili Cook Off”
When: Saturday, October 5 from 11am-4pm
Where: Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic
Details: The Sheriff’s “Fun in the Sun Chili Cook Off” is back with fun for the entire family. There will be over 20 chili booths, live music, crafter booths, vendors and a kid’s zone. The day will also feature a classic car show, military displays and LASD department displays. A Tasting/Voting card is $5. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Southern California. More information is available by email firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
WRHS Wildcat Classic 2013
When: Saturday, October 5 at 5pm
Where: Valencia High School, 27801 Dickason, Valencia
Details: West Ranch High School 2013 Wildcat Classic High School Marching Band Competition will be held this weekend at Valencia High School’s stadium. There will be food trucks at the event. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Erik Freeland, President of the West Ranch High School Band Boosters at email@example.com
SC Emblem Club “Charity Boutique & Bake Sale”
When: Saturday, October 5 at 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Details: The Santa Clarita Emblem Club is holding their annual “Charity Boutique & Bake Sale”. There will be vendors, Arts & Crafts, snacks, refreshments and baked goods. Get your holiday shopping done early. Entrance is free and open to the public. For guest and vendor information call 661-251-3448.
Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Concert
When: Saturday, October 5, gates open at 11am
Where: Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale
Details: There will be a Benefit Concert in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The concert features Vagrant X Rock Band, The Joel Hatcher Blues Band, and Runaway Country Band. Tickets are $10, free admission with Military I.D., children 12 and under are free with adult. All of the net proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets and more information is available online.
SCV Youth Project “Poker Tournament”
When: Saturday, October 12, registration begins at 5pm
Where: Valencia Country Club, 27330 North Tourney Road, Valencia
Details: SCV Youth Project's 7th Annual Hold ‘Em Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tournament will be bigger and better than ever. Join Honorary Chair, Mayor Bob Kellar in an evening of food, drinks, poker, Casino Night and more. There will be something for everyone. The Grand Prize is entry into the 2014 World Series of Poker, a $1,500 value. All proceeds to the event benefit the SCV Youth Project, a “nonprofit organization assisting at-risk adolescents in overcoming the challenges they face daily and avoiding behavior such as substance use, violence, unsafe sex, dropping out of school, bullying, peer pressure, depression, suicide, grief/loss, running away, and then some.” The cost of the buy-in is $125 and $40 Spectator/Casino Night entry. More information and tickets are available by calling 661-257-9688 and online.
Child & Family Center “Kid Expo”
When: Sunday, October 13 from 11am-4pm
Where: Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country
Details: The Child & Family Center’s 10th Annual Kid Expo presented by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will have over 1200 exhibits of local businesses offering products and services for children. The Expo will have Animal Tracks, a live animal show. Kids can play in a bounce house or enjoy live stage performances, games, arts & crafts, reading and storytelling, art, music, sports, and entertainment.. The Shakey Quakey Earthquake House and a L.A. County Fire Department hook and ladder truck will be available. “From sports to karate, dance to art, gymnastics to books and tutors, kids and parents discovered the many local events and businesses available for children throughout the SCV.” Admission for kids is free, and adult entry is $3. Proceeds benefit Child & Family Center, which provides mental health services to children and families within the Santa Clarita Valley. More information on exhibitors, activities and directions are available online.
Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center.
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