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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 18, 2013

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 18, 2013

GraceFest AV
Lombardi Ranch
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “Wynonna & The Big Noise”
Kenneally “Fall Event”
Green Thumb “Harvest Garden Faire”
Boys & Girls Club “Carnival For Kids”
And More…And Upcoming…

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.

Lombardi Ranch
When:  open now; “Harvest Festival” started Sunday, September 29
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. The official start date of the “Harvest Festival” is September 29, but check into entering the Scarecrow Contest now.  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.  The Scarecrow Contest will be held Sunday, September 29 awarding cash prizes.  Even if you are not entering, 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.   

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Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “Wynonna & The Big Noise
When:  Friday, September 20 at 8pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the COC Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon, Valencia
Details:  The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center has “Wynonna & The Big Noise”.  Wynonna Judd is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country artist.  “Wynonna Judd brings her commanding voice and spectacular stage presence to the PAC.”  You can also get tickets to a special “Meet & Greet with Wynonna” reception.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-723-5950 or online.  

Kenneally Acupuncture “Fall Event
When:  Sunday, September 22 from 9am-5:30pm
Where:  Kenneally Acupuncture, 27225 Camp Plenty Road – at the intersection of Soledad Canyon and Camp Plenty
Details:  Kenneally Acupuncture is holding their “Fall Event” which features seasonal acupunctures to help us get through the symptoms of the changing seasons: stuffy nose, achy body, sleeplessness and more .  The “Fall Event” will also have intuitive readings, foot detox, jewelry, crystals, drums, scarves and wraps.  Local business owners will be available imparting information on their business.  Participate in a free drum circle at 12, 2 or 4pm.  Seasonal acupuncture treatment is $40, please call for an appointment.  More information and appointments are available by calling 661-252-4100 or online.  

Green Thumb “Harvest Garden Faire
When:  Saturday, September 21 
Where:  23734 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Green Thumb International is holding their “Harvest Garden Faire”.  Find the best example of flowers and vegetables in your garden and bring them to Green Thumb for the Faire.  Select one or more of the categories to enter your biggest and best including Best Harvest Basket, Most Colossal Zuccini, or Largest Pumpkin.  Win great prizes and have fun in beautiful or whimsical competitions.  Learn more about Green Thumb International by calling 661-259-1071 online.  

Boys & Girls Club “Carnival For Kids
When:  Saturday, September 21 from noon-5pm
Where:  Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  The Boys & Girls Club and the City of Santa Clarita 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.  

River Rally Clean-Up & Environmental Expo
When:  Saturday, September 21 from 8-11am
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. 

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

Lancaster Performing Arts Center “Blackbeard The Pirate
When:  Friday, September 20 at 7pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  The Lancaster Performing Arts Center has “Blackbeard The Pirate” where your kids can become part of the action when Missoula Children’s Theatre takes the stage.  “Become a Swashbuckler and be cast as Blackbeard or a member of his crew of bearded pirates; sailors of the high seas; cranky carbs and crocodiles; magical mermaids; seaweed creatures, parrots; or even a Beach Bum!”  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-723-5950 or online.  

Child & Family Center “Autism & The Media”
When:  Thursday, September 19 from 6-8pm
Where:  21545 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita
Details:  Child & Family Center  is hosting a free community workshop “Autism and the Media: Distinguishing Between Fact, Fiction and the Evening News”.  Dr. Celine Saulnier is the Clinical Director for Research at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare at Atlanta and Assistant Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.  She has been dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  More information is available online.  

Comfort Keepers “Parkinson’s Support Group”
When:   Thursday, September 26 from 6-7pm
Where:  Comfort Keepers, 23900 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita
Details:  Comfort Keepers is partnering with the Neurocommunity Foundation to provide a Parkinson’s Support Group.  The support group is free of charge though space is limited.  Call 818-885-8623 for more information or email  More information on Comfort Keepers In-Home Care is available 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

City of Santa Clarita “SENSES”
When:  Thursday, September 19 from 7-11pm
Where:  Main Street in Old Town Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita’s “Senses” is held every third Thursday. SENSES is designed to heighten your sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.  The theme this week is “Down The Rabbit Hole”.  Main Street will turn into a block party with live music, entertainment, interactive activities, art displays, giveaways and more.  More information is 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, 10-11, 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

Zonta LifeForward Workshop
When:  Monday, September 23 from 10am-12:30pm
Where:  Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley  is holding a LifeForward “Anger Management – A Moment To Exhale!” Workshop as part of their free workshop series. The free workshops are designed to assist local women with lifestyle, family and career issues.  The September workshop will feature Dr. Patricia Patton, a therapist and anger management specialist. For more information call 661-251-1172.

Agua Dulce Country Fair “Cowboy Boots To Country Roots
When:  Saturday, September 21 from 4pm-midnight
Where:  33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Details:  The Agua Dulce Country Fair “Cowboy Boots To Country Roots” is a fun event for the whole family.  A parade kicks off the Fair.  The live band, Electricity, will be performing.  There will be a Beer Garden, vendor booths, raffles and a Cigar Cave.    The games are for all ages: chicken splat checkers, corn hole toss, and the bungee run.  Entry is $5.  Ages 2-12 get $5 worth of game tickets with their entry.  Under age 2 is free.  More information is available online.  

And Upcoming…

SCV Vietnam Wall – Sign Up To Be A Volunteer 
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.  

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

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.  


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 – September 18, 2013

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