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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 11, 2013

Santa Clarita Ballet “Swan Lake”& “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Veterans Advocacy Network “A Night With Frank Sinatra”
Fast Frame Valencia “Artist Reception & Exhibit”
Comfort Keepers In-Home Care “Give Life Blood Drive”
Lombardi Ranch
City Of Santa Clarita “River Rally” – Register Now     
And Upcoming…


Santa Clarita Ballet “Swan Lake Act 2” & “A Midsummer Night’s Dream
When: Saturday, September 14 at 7:30pm; Sunday, September 15 at 2pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley will benefit from the Santa Clarita Ballet’s expanded production schedule.  The new production will include “Swan Lake Act 2” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  The cast comes from the Santa Clarita Ballet Company and professional dancers.  The Company consists of top tier dancers with the highest rankings established by the Royal Academy of Dance.  “Swan Lake Act 2” is “rich in story, choreography and the musical composition by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky.”  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is “Shakespeare’s great comedy of meddling and quarrelsome fairies, and of the mortals who stumble into an enchanted forest filled with fairies, a beast and magical spells.”   The Santa Clarita Ballet Company celebrates 18 years of ballet here in the SCV, under the leadership of Corinne Glover, Executive Director and Carol Guidry, Artistic Director.  Tickets: Adults, $20 for box/orchestra and $28 for balcony; children under 10 and seniors 65 and older are $26, any seat. Tickets can be purchased by calling 661-251-0366.  Learn more online.  

Veterans Advocacy Network “A Night With Frank Sinatra”
When:  Saturday, September 14 from 6-9pm
Where:  Mini Cooper Valencia, 24135 Creekside, Valencia
Details:  The Veterans Advocacy Network is holding “A Night With Frank Sinatra”.  The evening features the movie, “From Here To Eternity” starring Frank Sinatra and Burt Lancaster, an Italian dinner, and live entertainment.  Veterans Host Committee: Mayor Bob Kellar (Army) & Kathy Kellar, Jim McCarthy (Air Force), Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste, RJ Kelly (USMC) & Patty Kelly, Duane Harte (Navy) & Paulene Harte, Bruce Fortine (Army) & Gloria Mercado Fortine, and Don Fleming (USMC) & Cheri Fleming.  All donations support the Veterans Plantation & Fruit Harvesting Program.  Tickets are $65.  More information on Veterans Advocacy Network, the event and tickets are available online.  

Fast Frame Valencia “Artist Reception & Exhibit
When:  Saturday, September 14 from 1-4pm
Where:  Fast Frame Valencia, 24204 Valencia Boulevard, near Whole Foods/Kohl’s
Details:  Fast Frame Valencia   is showcasing local artist Duwayne Williams during the month of September.  A Reception will be held with light appetizers and beverages.  Williams is a contemporary realist artist specializing in fine art oil paintings and photography.    In 2011, Williams retired from a 40 year career as a U.S. Army aviator and has published several books about his military experiences and other subjects.  He is an active member of the Santa Clarita Artist Association.  View his work online.   More information about Fast Frame’s hours, location and services are available online.  

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care “Give Life Blood Drive
When:  Thursday, September 12 from 12-6pm
Where:  Comfort Keepers In-Home Care, 23900 Lyons Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.  Comfort Keepers and the American Red Cross are helping those in need of blood right here in Santa Clarita.  One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.  The blood collected at this drive will be used right here in our valley.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.  Call Comfort Keepers at 661-287-4200 to make an appointment.  Click here to learn more about Comfort Keepers In-Home Care.  

Lombardi Ranch
When:  now
Where:  Lombardi Ranch, 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 manned 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.  The Scarecrow Contest will be held Sunday, September 29 awarding cash prizes.  Even if you are not entering, Scarecrow Alley is an enjoyable and often times, 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.   

River Rally Clean-Up & Environmental Expo  – Register Now         
When:  Saturday, September 21 from 8-11am – must pre-register by Friday, September 13
Where:   Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is hosting the 19th annual “River Rally Clean-Up and Environmental Expo.  The river clean-up will involve removing trash from Newhall Creek.  Volunteers must pre-register in order to participate by calling 661-284-1415 or online.   Clean-up participants should wear closed-toe shoes, clothing appropriate for walking in the riverbed, and sunscreen.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided.  The Environmental Expo will feature different ways to help protect and preserve the environment.  There will be information available on recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, and wildlife conservation programs.  More information is available online.    Read more in a story on the KHTS website. 

And Upcoming…

SCV Vietnam Wall  
When:  September 26 through September 29 – 24 hours a day
Where:  on Citrus Street side of the Westfield Valencia Town Center
Details:  Santa Clarita is poised to welcome the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.  This wall is the largest traveling replica of the actual Vietnam Memorial Wall. It is an 80% replica with 100% of the names of the victims from the Vietnam War. Local resident Chuck Morris plays a definitive part in bringing the wall to Santa Clarita.  Morris helps organize the annual Memorial Day parade with the Friendly Valley Veterans Squad in Friendly Valley.  He heard about the wall but inquiries made him realize that it was much too big for Friendly Valley parade purposes.  But he thought of three important reasons for the traveling wall to come to Santa Clarita.  As Morris says, “The first was for people who have relatives or people who have relatives on the wall and can’t afford to go to Washington, D.C., so they can see the wall,” Morris said.  “The second reason is what an amazing thing this will be for our city,” Morris said, noting that the SCV has one of the highest per capita veteran populations in the state. Finally, “It’s also about education, he said, noting that most schools don’t include the Vietnam War in their history lessons.”  Many opportunities have arisen with the coming of the wall: kids essay contest for grades 4-6, volunteers for a continuous reading of the wall names, and more.  Read more online

Boy Scouts of America “Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner”
When:  Saturday, September 28 starting at 6pm  
Where:  Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia
Details:  The Hart District of Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual “Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner” to recognize honorees from the Santa Clarita Valley.  These honorees exemplify the Character, Values and Leadership espoused by the Boy Scout Oath and the Scout Law in their personal and public lives.  This year’s honorees are: Bob and Margo Hudson, Cary and Kirsten Quashen, and Fred and Kristen Arnold.  Arif Halaby, CEO of Total Financial Solutions in Newhall, started the event in 2006 when he was approached by a local Boy Scout troop that needed to raise money to buy equipment. Read more on the event in a story on the KHTS website.  

Michael Hoefflin Foundation “Evening Under The Stars
When:  Saturday, September 21 starting with registration at 5:30pm
Where:  Mann Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Road  
Details:  Michael Hoefflin Foundation is holding their premier event “Evening Under The Stars”.  The evening includes dinner provided by Salt Creek Grille Catering and drinks.  Entertainment will be provided by Surf Tunes, the original backup singers to the Beach Boys.  There will be live and silent auctions with a wide variety of items.  More information and tickets are available online. 

City of Santa Clarita “NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition
When:  Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7pm    
Where:  Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway at Golden Valley Parkway
Details:  Kids can participate in one of the NFL’s longest-standing youth football traditions at the City of Santa Clarita's “NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition”.  The competition includes boys and girls divisions in age categories 6-7, 8-9, 10-00, 12-13, and 14-15.  All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick, with scores in distance and accuracy.  A participant registration form must be completed by a parent.  Participation forms will be available at the event.  More information is available by calling 661-250-3757 or online

LARC Ranch “Sunday In The Park With LARC
When:  Sunday, September 29 at 1pm
Where:  LARC Ranch, 29890 N. Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  LARC Ranch is holding their annual fundraiser “Sunday in the Park with LARC”.  The afternoon features games, mug shot photo booth, delicious food and music by DJ Bino Bates.  Proceeds benefit the programs, services and facilities of LARC Ranch.  LARC helps developmentally disabled adults thrive.  Tickets are $125 for adults, $50 for children and $325 for a family package (2 adults and 2 children).  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-296-8638 or online

GraceFest AV
When:  Friday, September 20 from 5-8pm; Saturday, September 21 from 11am-9pm
Where:  Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale
Details:  GraceFest AV is a premier music and message festival.  Friday evening is the free Prayer Rally featuring pastors, prayer and music.  Saturday events will include keynote speakers and co-headliner performances from Jars of Clay and Kutless.  Colton Dixon, American Idol Season 11 contestant, and others will also be performing.  GraceFest will have vendors, a Prayer Tent, an onsite Prayer Chapel, Prayer Wall, Kids Area, raffle prizes and more.  Carry in food and coolers are permitted.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and sunscreen.  KHTS is selling Saturday tickets as part of the half-price shopKHTS and Restaurant Row program at the radio station at 27225 Camp Plenty Road, Suite 8 or online.    Read more on the KHTS AM-1220website.  A full line-up of concert performers, directions, schedule, etc is 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.  All proceeds go toward patient care offering affordable, quality primary health care for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. More information is available online.  

City Of Santa Clarita “Carnival For Kids
When:  Saturday, September 21 from noon-5pm
Where:  Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita and the Boys & Girls Club  are holding a free “Carnival for Kids”.  Enjoy free family fun including rides, games, activities, entertainment, raffles, contests, free food and more.  More information is available by calling 661-254-2582 or online.  

Sheriff’s Youth Foundation “Salute To Youth
When:  Tuesday, September 24
Where:  Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire, Beverly Hills
Details:  The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is celebrating their 28th Annual “Salute To Youth” gala by honoring Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County’s longest-serving District Attorney.  The evening will feature dinner, an auction, entertainment, and highlights from the Youth program.  More information and tickets are available online


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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 11, 2013


Article: Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 11, 2013
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones