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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 4, 2013

Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – September 4, 2013

HandsOn Santa Clarita “9/11 Day Of Service And Remembrance”
Valencia United Methodist Church “Community Block Party”
Rancho Camulos “Ramona Days”
SCV Million Meal Marathon
COC Open House
Boys & Girls Club “One September Night Wine Tasting”
Lancaster Performing Arts Center “MC Hammer”
And More…And Upcoming…

HandsOn Santa Clarita “9/11 Day Of Service And Remembrance
When:  Wednesday, September 11; volunteering tasks from 10am-2pm; commemorative ceremony from 5-8pm
Where:  see details for locations
Details:  HandsOn Santa Clarita is honoring local first-responders through volunteer projects and a commemorative ceremony as a way to show support and gratitude.  HandsOn Santa Clarita is calling for volunteers to work in teams for painting, cleaning and performing jobs at the local Sheriff’s and fire stations.  Volunteers will also deliver meals and care packages for fire and American Medical Response stations.  That evening there will be a commemorative ceremony at Westfield Valencia mall to honor those who fell on September 11, and those first-responders who serve our local community every day.  From 5-7pm, there will be fire trucks and military vehicles, food vendors and exhibitors.  The ceremony starts at 7pm.  HandsOn Santa Clarita’s mission is to help in meeting community needs through volunteerism and service.  HandsOn Santa Clarita  Read more in an article on the KHTS website.  Volunteer and learn more online

Valencia United Methodist Church “Community Block Party”
When:  Sunday, September 8  :30-7:30pm
Where:  Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia – across from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Details:  Valencia United Methodist Church is holding a “Community Block Party”.  The event is free and all are welcome.  This family-friendly event will have fun activities for all ages including a giant waterslide, rock climbing wall, carnival games, door prizes, pie-eating contest, free hot dogs (and other food), and live music.  Have the kids bring a towel to use after their water fun. Parking is available in the HMNMH parking lot.  More information is available by calling 661-255-1301 or email sklahs@umcs.orgor online

Rancho Camulos “Ramona Days
When:  Saturday, September 7 from 1-6pm
Where: Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark, 10 miles west on the 126 (from the I-5)
Details:  Ranch Camulos “where the history, myth and romance of Old California still lingers” is again holding “Ramona Days” to celebrate all things related to “Ramona”, the famous 19th century Helen Hunt Jackson California novel.  Rancho Camulos is known as the Home of Ramona since it is the setting for the popular novel that expands on the Californio mission and rancho history. The 1910 silent movie “Ramona” starring Mary Pickford was in part filmed at Rancho Camulos. Ramona Days celebrates with Ramona Play scene re-enactments, music, tours, traditional and Flamenco dancing, food and fun for everyone in the family.  Children have a wide variety of activities including face painting, crafts, citrus art, adobe brick making, tortilla making, steer roping, performance art and reading corner.  Check out the KHTS Facebook page for an opportunity to win a family 4-pack of tickets.  More information and tickets are available by calling 805-521-1501 or online.   

SCV Million Meal Marathon
When:  Saturday, September 7 from 8am-noon
Where:  Westfield Valencia Mall parking lot at Magic Mountain and Citrus
Details:  Come be a part of the 3rd Annual SCV Million Meal Marathon and continue the chant from previous years, “Lentil, spice, chicken, rice!”  The meals will be packaged by volunteers and sent to starving children in Malawi and the Dominican Republic.  Nine local churches will be involved again, but, this year, instead of packaging individually, the churches are coming together for one giant packaging event.  Come at 8am to write letters and decorate boxes for the children. At two times during the event, from 9-10am and 11am-noon, participants will be packaging ready-to-cook, heat-sealed meals.  In order to participate in the packaging, a wristband is required (with a suggested donation of $5).  Wristbands are available at the nine churches involved.  Wristbands are not required to write letters or decorate boxes at any time during the event.  KHTS AM-1220 will be broadcasting live from the event.  Help the Children will have an exhibit.  The local churches involved:  Christ Lutheran, Crossroads Community, Living Grace, NorthPark Community, SouthValley, The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, The Sanctuary, and Valencia Hills Community.  More information is available online.  

COC “Open House
When:  Wednesday, September 11 from 4-7pm
Where:  College of the Canyon Valencia campus, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
Details:  College of the Canyons is holding an “Open House” to provide information about the more than 40 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.  There will be opportunities to talk to university representative, learn about financial aid programs, meet with counselors, and fill out admissions applications.  More information is available by calling 661-362-5150 or online.  

Boys & Girls Club “One September Night Wine Tasting
When:  Tuesday, September 10 starting at 6:30pm
Where:  Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway near the Regal Edwards Movie Theaters
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club is holding “One September Night” wine tasting at Salt Creek Grille. This informal event will have select wines provided by Donelan Winery, appetizers from Salt Creek, and exclusive auctions items.  Tickets are $75.  Read more on the KHTS AM-1220 website.    More information and tickets are available online

Lancaster Performing Arts Center “MC Hammer”
When:  Friday, September 6 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center has the incomparable “MC Hammer”.  “His combination of high energy singing, dancing and choreography will have you jumping off your seat.”  Tickets are available by calling 661-723-5950 or online

Sheriff’s Department S.E.B. Mud Run
When:  Sunday, September 8 starting at 9am (registration opens at 6:30am)
Where:  Pitchess Equestrian Center, 26893 Tapia Canyon, Castaic
Details:  The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau, S.E.B., is holding their 18th Annual SEB Mud Run.  The race is all new with a four mile fun course, a six mile challenge course, and a one mile kids run.  The Run is open to the public.  There will be activities for kids, vendors, music, food and drinks.  Parking is free but limited.  It is suggested that participants come early. Dressing tips, registration, fees, photos from previous years, and other general information is available online. More information and directions for the Mud Run are available online.   

SC Elks Lodge “Skip Henke Roast & Auction
When:  Saturday, September 7 starting at 6pm 
Where:  Santa Clarita Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Details:  The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge presents the “Skip Henke Roast & Auction”. Skip Henke is California-Hawaii Elks Association First State Vice President.  Master of Ceremonies is Scott Wilk, Assemblyman for the 38th Assembly District.  Roasters are Jay Larkins, Director of Entertainment Tonight; Bob Kellar, Mayor of City of Santa Clarita; Don Fleming, owner of Valencia Acura; and Jerry Rucker, the “Mouth of the South”.  Cocktails start at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, and the roast starts at 8pm.  Suggested Donation:  $50  To contact Skip Henke directly, call:  818-669-0401  More information about the Live Auction items is online.  

“6th Annual Health Fair”
When: Sunday, September 8  from 10am-1pm (Blood Mobile hours are 8am-1pm)
Where:  Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road
Details:  Come to the 6th Annual Health Fair.  This free event is open to all.  Participants can get free screenings: Bone Density, Carotid Artery (stroke risk), Cholesterol, Eye Exams, Dental Exams, BMI and Blood Pressure, and Prostate Cancer Prevention.  There will be a Bike Safety program for children and a bike helmet give-away.  The Blood Mobile will be at the event for donations from 8am-1pm.  A Internet Safety Program, nutrition information, earthquake  prevention, and SCV CERT will also be featured.  Healthy snacks and drinks will be available.  This event is sponsored by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.  More information is available online (click on the Health Fair webslide). 

Special Olympics “Charity Golf Tournament
When:  Monday, September 9 starting at 9am (check-in starts at 7am)
Where:  Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road, Valencia
Details:  The Special Olympics “11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament” will feature several events including four person scramble with prizes awarded to top teams, straightest drive, longest drive, and closest to the pin.  The day features giveaways, raffle, silent auction, lunch and refreshments, and a buffet at day’s end.  Special Olympics helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Read more in a story on the KHTS AM-1220 website.   More information on Special Olympics and the Charity Golf Tournament is available by calling 661-259-2121 or online

City of Santa Clarita “CERT – Community Emergency Response Training”
When:  Saturday, September 7, 14 and 21 (this course is three Saturdays)
Where:  City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway at Golden Valley Parkway
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita  is offering a “CERT – Community Emergency Response Training” course.  This is a nationally certified course designed to help families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses prepare for effective emergency disaster response through training and preplanning.  The course features fire suppression/utility control, light search and rescue, terrorism disaster preparedness, triage disaster medical operations, and team organization and management.  The materials fee is $30 per person.  Participants must be at least 18 years old.  Register by calling 661-250-3700 or online.   

Painted Turtle “Beach Barbeque Fundraiser
When:  Saturday, September 7
Where: Painted Turtle Camp, 17000 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes
Details:  The Painted Turtle is hosting a “Beach Barbeque Fundraiser” to counter the damage the Powerhouse Fire did to the Painted Turtle Camp program.  “Painted Turtle where children with serious medical conditions celebrate just being kids!”  The Beach Barbeque will have a California dreaming theme complete with barbecue, live music and silent auction.  Read more on the KHTS AM-1220 website.    More information is available online.  

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital “Donate-A-Bear” Drive
When:  Sunday, September 8 from 1-3pm
Where:  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is hosting a “Donate-A-Bear” drive.  The bears will be given to children who find themselves in need of treatment.  Teddy bears should be nine to 12 inches without removable parts.  Used bears cannot be accepted.  Read more in an article on the KHTS AM-1220 website.    A flyer is available online.  


SCV Search & Rescue Team “Golf Tournament
When:  Monday, September 9
Where:  Robinson Ranch Golf Course
Details:  The SCV Search & Rescue Team is holding their 7TH  Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser.  Funds earned will be used to purchase equipment and train volunteers to better enhance life-saving activities in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Tee off time is 10am.  Call Margie for further information 661-705-7592.


Canyon High Cross Country “25th Annual Castaic Lake Triathlon II
When:  Saturday, September 7, 8am wave 1 start
Where:  Castaic Lake Lower Lake, Castaic Lake Drive
Details:  Canyon Cross Country is hosting the 25th Annual Castaic Lake Triathlon with a 400 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and 3 mile run.  Pre-registration is $70 for individuals and $90 per team; race day registration is $80 for individuals and $100 per team.  There is a $6-$11 vehicle entrance fee.  More information is available online.   


And Upcoming…

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.  


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

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 includes “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.”   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.  

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-1220 website. A full line-up of concert performers, directions, schedule, etc is available online.  


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Source: Santa Clarita News

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