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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – October 23, 2013

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – October 23, 2013

Real Life Church “Halloween At The Castle”
Valencia United Methodist “Trunk Or Treat”
Santa Clarita Haunted Jailhouse & Carnival
Lombardi Ranch
American Cancer Society “Bark 4 Life Walk”
Canyon Theatre Guild “Dial M For Murder” & “The Miracle Worker”
SCV Sheriff’s “10-33 Ride”
End Of The World Haunted House
City Of Santa Clarita “Fall Carnival”
Cabrillo Music Theatre “Kiss Me Kate”
And More….And Upcoming

Real Life Church “Halloween at the Castle”

When:  Saturday, October 26 from 3-8pm
Where:  Real Life Church, Valencia Campus, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, between Grandview and McBean Parkway
Details:  Real Life Church is hosting their third annual Halloween event, “Halloween at the Castle”.  This family fun event will have jousting, knight training, archery skills test, trunk-or-treat, King’s court, aerial act and town hall.  Food vendors will be at the event.  Offsite parking will be available.  Read more in a story on the KHTS AM-1220 website.
More information is available by calling 661-775-7401 or online.

Valencia United Methodist “Trunk Or Treat”

When:  Wednesday, October 30 from 6-7:30pm
Where:  Valencia United Methodist, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Valencia United Methodist are pleasing all elementary school-age kids in Santa Clarita with a “Trunk Or Treat” event.  This event is free, safe family fun with candy, games, craft-making and more.  Candy is given out to kids from the trunks of well decorated cars.  Trunk or Treat is meant for kids through sixth grade.  Non-scary costumes only, please.  More information is available by calling 661-255-1301 or online.

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Santa Clarita Haunted Jailhouse & Carnival

When:  Sunday, October 27 from 11am-4pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is hosting 24th Annual Santa Clarita Haunted Jailhouse & Carnival.  The events will have Sheriff’s Department displays, costume contests, clowns, moon bounces, games, food and music.  The Haunted Jailhouse & Carnival is a family friendly safe celebration of Halloween. A $1 donation is requested to enter.  The event is sponsored by the SCV Sheriff’s Station, SCV Boys & Girls Club, SCV Newhall Optimist Club, and supported by the City of Santa Clarita.  Proceeds benefit the SCV Boys & Girls Club.  See pictures from Haunted Jailhouse & Carnival 2012.  

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.  See KHTS pictures at Lombardi Ranch.  More information is available online.   

American Cancer Society “Bark 4 Life Walk”

When:  Saturday, October 26 from 9am-12pm
Where:  West Creek Park, 24247 Village Circle – off of Copperhill (map available online)
Details:  The American Cancer Society is holding their 3rd annual “Bark 4 Life Walk”.  The walk is a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their ‘people’.  The morning is not just about the walk but includes dog-related vendors, raffles and silent auctions, dog adoptions, dog-focused games, dog costume contest and more.  Registration is $10 per dog.  The funds raised will be used to fight against cancer.  Learn more and register online.

Canyon Theatre Guild “Dial M For Murder”

When: 8pm performances:  October 25, 26;  2pm performances: October 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 26;  2pm performances: October 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.  

SCV Sheriff’s “10-33 Ride”

When:  Saturday, October 26 at 11am – registration and check in from 9-11am
Where:  Glendale Harley, 3717 San Fernando Road, Glendale – ride ending at Route 66 in Canyon Country, 18730 Soledad Canyon
Details:  The SCV Sheriff’s Station is planning a “10-33 Ride” to help sheriff’s and firefighters that serve the SCV and are in need.  The radio code 10-33 designates an emergency call for an officer in need of assistance.  Learn more about the ride and Deputy Devin Freeman, a recipient of this year’s ride, in a story: SCV Deputies Plan Ride To Help Law Enforcement, Fire Officials.  Costs are $30 for single rider and $40 for rider and passenger.  More information is available online.

Bridge To Home “End Of The World Haunted House”

When:  Thursday, October 24, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 from 6-9pm
Where:  Bridge to Home, 23021 Drayton – off of Railroad, just south of Magic Mountain Parkway (see website for map)
Details:  Join Bridge to Home in their 2nd annual “End of the World Haunted House”.  Get into your costumes and get ready to be frightened.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the shelter and West Ranch student volunteers.  Learn more about Bridge to Home online. Tickets are available online.

City Of Santa Clarita “Fall Carnival”

When:  Friday, October 25 from 7-8:3opm
Where:  Canyon Country Community Center, 18792 Flying Tiger Drive – off of Sierra Highway, north of Via Princessa
Details:   The City of Santa Clarita’s Canyon Country Community Center is hosting its first “Fall Carnival”.  The family night promises to be fun-filled with games, contests, crafts and more.  Sign up today.  Registration is being accepted at the Canyon Country Community Center or online.  Space is limited and membership is required.  For more information call 661-284-1480.

Cabrillo Music Theatre “Kiss Me, Kate”

When:  Thursday at 7:30pm on October 24;  Fridays at 8pm on October 25;  Saturdays at 8pm on October 26;  Saturdays at 2pm on October 26;  Sundays at 2pm on October 27
Where:  Cabrillo Music Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks
Details:  The classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate” is playing at the Cabrillo Music Theatre.  “Take the music of Cole Porter, Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” a pompous director, a temperamental leading lady, singers, dancers, and a pair of stage-struck gangsters.  Then put it all together, behind the scenes of a Broadway musical!  What do you get?  Kiss Me, Kate!”  More information is available by calling 805-449-2787 or online.

And More…

College of the Canyon “Friday Night Film Festival”

When:  Friday, October 25 (see details for times)
Where:  College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Hasley Hall, Room 101
Details:  College of the Canyons is continuing with “Friday Night Film Festival” Friday, Oct. 25 with screenings of Kieslowski’s “The Decalogue — Decalogue 5” at 5pm; “Sapphires” at 6:15pm; and “Starbuck” at 8:30pm.   Admission is free, so bring your friends and family.   More information is available online.

Food Panty 5K Run/Walk

When:  Sunday, October 27 starting at 8am (day of race registration is at 7am)
Where:  Newhall Park and South Fork Trail – run leaving from Newhall Avenue and Dalby Drive
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is holding their 20th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kiddie Run Against Hunger.  All entries include refreshments, souvenir T-shirt and post-race prize drawings.  Awards will be three deep for male/female in all divisions, plus an overall male/female.  See website for age divisions.  Entry fees are $10 for the Kiddie Run, $20 for over 60/under 12, and $25 for adult.  More information and registration forms are available online.

College Of The Canyons Music: Sounds Of Big Band Jazz

When:  Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road – on the COC Valencia Campus
Details:  College of the Canyons Music Department presents “The Sounds of Big Band Jazz” featuring Lee Lowe.  “A night of musical variety featuring the arrangements of Dirk Fischer and many others.  Also highlighting local artist Lee Lowe on the drum kit.”  Tickets are $10/$5.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-362-5304 or online.

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “Young At Heart Series: Henry & Mudge”

When: Saturday, October 26 at 2pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road – on the COC Valencia Campus
Details:  The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center has the “Young At Heart Series: Henry & Mudge”.  This show is fun for the entire family.  “Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough.  Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood!  Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!”  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-362-5304 or online.

College Of The Canyons MajorQuest Fair

When:  Tuesday, October 29 from 11am-2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, outside the Student Center
Details:  College of the Canyons is offering a day to “Explore a Career Pathway. Declare Your Major Today.  Major Quest”.  “Counselors and faculty will be on hand to share their experiences and help you choose a major that can lead to an exciting career. “  For more information, please contact Kelly at 661-362-3983 or email

Free Flu Vaccinations

When:  Wednesday, October 23 from 4:30-6:30pm
Where:  Val Verde Park, 30300 Arlington Street, Val Verde
Details:  The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is offering free flu vaccinations for ages 6 months and older.  The first of the clinics will be at Val Verde Park.  The second events will be on Tuesday, October 29 from 3-6pm at the Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street in Newhall.

Heart & Stroke Walk

When:  Saturday, October 26 at 8:30am – registration and Expo starts at 7:30am
Where:  Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Boulevard, Valencia
Details:  The American Heart Association is holding their first Heart & Stroke Walk to benefit heart disease and stroke research.  In addition to the Walk there will be a Wellness Expo, Survivor Lounge and Kids Zone.  Read more: Congenital Heart Defect Survivor And Family Raise Awareness For Research.  Registration is available online.

And Upcoming…

College Of The Canyons Canyon Country Campus “Fall Festival and Movie Under The Stars”

When:  Friday, November 1 from 5-9pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country – on Cougar Way
Details:  The Canyon Country Campus of College of the Canyons is holding a free “Fall Festival and Movie Under the Stars”.  The evening is open to the public featuring face-painting, pumpkin decorating, live music and a screening of “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (at 6:30pm in the campus outdoor amphitheater).  During “E.T.” free popcorn and cotton candy will be served.  Other food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Crafts and harvest-themed activities will be offered by students in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education program.  Guests are encouraged to dress warmly and bring blankets.  Read more:  College Of The Canyons To Host Fall Festival At Canyon Country Campus.

James Foster Elementary School PTA Fundraiser

When:  Thursday, October 31 from 1-3pm
Where:  28230 Constellation, Valencia
Details:  James Foster Elementary PTA is holding a FUNdraiser that coincides with the student’s non-attendance day on Halloween.  The fundraiser will be held at Scooter’s Jungle.  Cost of admission is $10 per child and $5 per adult – presales end October 30.  There will be costume contests for kids and adults at 1:30pm.  “Come dressed to impress, and win a cool prize!”  No face paint or props, please.  The PTA will be selling smoothies and water bottles to benefit the 6th Grade Activities Fund.  For more information or to request tickets, email

The Church On The Way “Candyland SCV”

When:  Thursday, October 31 from 5-8pm
Where:  The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, 23415 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita
Details:  The Church On The Way Santa Clarita is holding a family-fun and free event, “Candyland SCV”.  The event will have games, giant inflatables and trunk-or-treat.  Costumes are encouraged but not horror costumes and/or masks.  Teens can attend a “special presentation put on by Unleashed Youth, called ‘Zombie Confessions’.” “This powerful message is not suitable for young children.”  Food trucks will be there but are not included in the free admittance.   More information is available online.  

The Sanctuary Church “Lightfest”

When:  Saturday, November 2 from 6-9pm
Where:  The Sanctuary Church, 26444 Friendly Valley Parkway – off of Sierra Highway
Details:  The Sanctuary Church is holding “Lightfest”, a celebration of Fall.    “A festive time of live entertainment including street performers, live bands and some of the best food vendors around.  Families, kids, teens and adults of all ages are welcome and are sure to have a blast.”  There will be a super slide, climbing wall, carnival games and more.  More information is available online


Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center.

Looking for more events or want to register your event – check out the KHTS Community Calendar 


Source: Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – October 23, 2013

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