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Top Things To Do This Weekend – November 14, 2012

Festival of Trees
Repertory East Playhouse “Moonlight & Magnolias”
Agua Dulce Women’s Club – Holiday Gift Bonanza
VPAC – Esparza Sings Sondheim
LPAC – Royal Drummers & Dancers of Burundi
And More…  

Festival of Trees
When: Friday, November 9 through Wednesday, November 21 (times listed below)
Where:  Westfield Valencia Town Center between The Patios and Sears)
Details:  The magic of the 10th Annual Festival of Trees is back helping to kick off the holiday season.  The Festival features elaborately decorated holiday trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and charming gingerbread houses.  The Kids’ Corner has a variety of crafts and children’s activities for $5.  Entertainment and special events are planned throughout the Festival.  Friday, November 16 at 6pm is “Hocus Pocus An Evening of Magic”.  Saturday, November 17 at 6:30pm is the Festival’s premier event “Magic of the Lights Gala”.  Festival admission is $6 per person 15 years and older, $4 per person Seniors 65 and older, $3 per child ages 4 to 14, and free for ages 3 and under.  Hours: Nov 9 from 10-8; Nov 10 from 10-7; Nov 11 from Noon-6; Nov 12 through Nov 15 from 11-7; Nov 16 from 11-4:30pm, Nov 17 from 10-3; Nov 18 from Noon-6; Nov 19 and 20 from 11-7; Nov 21 from 9-5.  Festival of Trees benefits Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  Click here for more information.  

Repertory East Playhouse “Moonlight & Magnolias”
When:  November 16 through December 15, Friday and Saturday shows start at 8pm, Sunday Matinees start at 2pm
Where:  Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Repertory East Playhouse brings us “Moonlight & Magnolias” the hilarious behind the scenes story of the making of “Gone with the Wind”.  It seems the screenplay for GWTW wasn’t working so legendary producer David O. Selznick shuts down production.  Over five days Selznick, famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming lock themselves in a room with only a diet of bananas and peanuts and come up with the screenplay for the movie that becomes a classic.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.  Doors & Bar opens one hour before show time.  Call 288-000 or click here for more information and tickets.


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Agua Dulce Women’s Club – Holiday Gift Bonanza
When: Saturday, November 17 from 9am-3pm
Where:  Aqua Dulce Women’s Club at 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Details: The Agua Dulce Women’s Club is holding their Holiday Gift Bonanza with over 35 vendors from all over Los Angeles County that include artwork, scarves, books, toffee, toys, jewelry, soaps & lotions, wickless candles and more.  There will be hourly raffles and a gift wrap booth where your small donation benefits a senior living home.  The Agua Dulce Women’s Club will be serving their famous taco salad.  Beer, wine, margaritas, hot cocoa & cider, and sodas will be available for sale.  Click here for more information. 

VPAC – Esparza Sings Sondheim
When:  Saturday, November 17 at 8pm
Where:  Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge 
Details:  The Valley Performing Arts Center brings us “Raul Esparza Sings Sondheim”.  “Tony Award-nominated television, film and Broadway star Raul Esparza presents an evening of songs from the most famous ballads of Stephen Sondheim.”  Click here for tickets and more information or call 818-677-3000. 

LPAC – Royal Drummers & Dancers of Burundi
When:  Friday, November 16 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center brings us the exhilarating Royal Drummers & Dancer of Burundi.  “The Royal Drummers & Dancer of Burundi channel the energy and creative spirit of their nation through these drums and the rituals surrounding them.”  Click here for tickets and more information or call 661-723-5950.

COC – Seasonal Flu Shot
When:  Friday, November 16 from 11am to 3pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Valencia campus, East Physical Education Building, 26455 Rockwell Canyons Road, Valencia
Details:  Come for a free flu shot – while supplies last.  For more information call 661-250-3708.

Being Thankful at Local Churches:

NorthPark Community Church – Thankful Hearts
When:  Sunday, November 18 at 9am, 10:30am or 11:45am
Where:  NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway (off Copperhill & Newhall Ranch Road, behind WalMart)
Details:  November is the month of Thanksgiving and thankfulness.  Pastor Dave of NorthPark Church invites everyone to share Thankful Hearts at one of their Sunday services.  Click here to learn more about NorthPark Community Church.

The Church On The Way – Thanksgiving Day Service

When:  Thursday, November 22 from 8:45am-10am
Where:  The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, 23415 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita
Details:  Senior Pastor Douglas Anderson invites everyone to come to The Church On The Way Thanksgiving Day service.  Click here to learn more about The Church On The Way Santa Clarita. 


And More…

Saugus Dance Team – Dance Clinic
When:  Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 2pm
Where:  Saugus High School Gymnasium, 21900 Centurian Way, Saugus
Details:  The Saugus High School Dance Team is again holding their Dance Clinic for grades K through 12.  The kids will learn a dance from the award winning Saugus dancers.  They will get hair and make-up, lunch, a t-shirt.  There will be a performance for friends and family.  No experience is necessary.  Entry fee is $30.  Registration forms are a must.  Click here for registration forms – click on “Documents”. 

Zonta – LifeForward Workshop & Potluck Brunch
When:  Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 12:30pm (workshop)
Where:  Single Mothers Outreach, 26881 Ruether Avenue, Canyon Country
Details:  Zonta Club of SCV is hosting a free LifeForward workshop that will help women focus on “Networking and Job Related Issues”.  Presenter Wendy Amara is a certified transformational life coach specializing in empowering women.  She is also the co-host on KHTS’ radio show “Life Leadership With Alex Urbina” (Mondays at 1pm).  Special for November there will be a Thanksgiving Potluck Brunch after the workshop.  Participants are encouraged to bring a dish or appetizer (with recipe) to share.  Those who prefer not to cook can bring a favorite recipe to share

COC “Importance of Being Ernest”
When:  Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17 at 8pm; Sunday, November 18 at 2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, Black Box Theatre
Details:  College of the Canyons Black Box Theatre brings us Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest”.  “This play, with a lighthearted, ingenious plot and inspired dialogue, is as relevant today as when it was written.”  Click here for tickets and more information. 

Cranberry Classic Swim Meet
When:  Friday, November 16 from 8am to 5pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway
Details:  The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center will host the 8th Annual Cranberry Classic Swim Meet.  This event brings athletes and spectators to Santa Clarita from all over Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.  Click here for more information.

SENSES – ‘Stache Bash
When:  Thursday, November 14 from 7pm to 11pm
Where:  Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  SENSES is a free event designed to heighten your sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.  This month’s theme is ‘Stache Bash – “whatever your style, real (or fake), show it off!”  Don’t miss the food trucks and themed drinks.    

Providence Blood Drive
When:  Saturday, November 17 from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm
Where:  Providence Holy Cross Health Center at McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard
Details:  Blood donations saves lives every day and the Providence Blood Drive gives us an opportunity to help.  Every third Saturday, the Providence Blood Mobile comes to the Providence Health Center.  Click here to schedule an appointment or call 818-847-4422. 

City – Fine Craft Show
When:  Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10am to 5pm
Where:  Old Orchard park, 25023 Avenida Rotella at Lyons Avenue
Details:  The city of Santa Clarita is again holding their Fine Craft Show featuring crafts of all varieties, food, music and much more. Click here to learn more or call 661-250-3778. 

Greenbrier Mobile Estates – Holiday Boutique
When:  Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 9am to 3pm
Where: Greenbrier Mobile Estates, 21301 Soledad Canyon – near Santa Clarita Lanes
Details: Greenbrier Mobile Estates is holding a Holiday Boutique with a wide variety of hand made items.  You will surely find gift and decorating items to please yourself and your gift list. 

Jacob Anthony Zamora Memorial Shoot
When:  Saturday, November 17 from 8am to 4pm
Where:  Oaktree Gun Club, 23121 N. Coltrane Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Join in the celebration of Jacob Anthony Zamora’s life at the 9th Annual Jacob Anthony Zamora Sporting Clays Memorial Shoot.  Shooter registration will run from 8am to 10am.  There will be 10 shooting stations.  Fees are $60 for adults and $30 for youth.  Admission is free to non-shooters.  A t-shirt and lunch will be included with each paid admission.  Ammunition will be available for purchase or participants can bring their own.  There will be raffles.    All proceeds benefit the Newhall CHP Explorer Program and local scholarships through the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation.  Click here to learn more about Jacob and the Memorial Shoot.

City of Santa Clarita “Breakfast With Santa” (Dec 8 – register now)
When:  Saturday, December 8 from 8:30am to 11am
Where:  Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Details:  Register now for the City of Santa Clarita’s “Breakfast With Santa”.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and join them for breakfast, songs, holiday stories and crafts.  Santa will blast off in his Turbo Sleigh.  Don’t forget your cameras.  Registration begins on Tuesday, November 13: online begins at 8am and walk-in begins at 10am.  The price is $15 per person (non-residents is $20).  Last day to register is Monday, December 3.  For more information call Glena at 250-1182 or Jennifer at 284-1465.  Click here to learn more and register.  Registration code: 1250.101 

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Top Things To Do This Weekend – November 14, 2012

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