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Top Things To Do This Weekend, November 16, 2011

This weekend in Santa Clarita is brought to you by our friends at Valencia Auto Center

Festival of Trees
Sanctuary-The Pony Expresso Show
Mountainview Dad’s-Rummage Sale
LPAC-Spamalot
Greenbrier-Holiday Boutique
Single Mothers Outreach-Gala
And 6 more… 

Festival of Trees
When:  Now through Wednesday, November 23 (see hours below)
Where:  New location – Westfield Valencia Town Center (between The Patios & Sears)
Details:  The 9th Annual Festival of Trees is here!  They have more days and a new location.  The decorated holiday trees, tabletops, wreaths and gingerbread houses are sure to be stunning.  There will be a Children’s Corner featuring crafts and other child oriented activities.  The Festival of Trees benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita.  The festival features many events during its run. Holiday Hocus Pocus-An Evening of Magic takes place on Friday, November 18 from 6:30-9:30pm.  This is the 5th annual magic show, and is organized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 280.  The cost is $10 per person, and tickets are available in advance and at the door.  The grand event of the Festival is the Magic of the Lights Gala.  The Gala takes place Saturday, November 19 from 6:30-11pm.  The night features a live auction of the trees, gourmet food, a no-host bar and entertainment.  The Gala will be catered by Salt Creek Grille.  Festive attire is appropriate.  The cost is $75 per person, and advance reservations are required.  In addition to the events, the Festival of Trees is open to the public.  The public hours are:  November 14-17, 11am-8pm; November 18, 10am-5pm; November 19, 10am-3pm; November 20, Noon-7pm; November 21-22, 11am-8pm; November 23, 9am-5pm.  Festival admission:  $6 per person 15 and over; $3 per child ages 4-14; ages 3 and under are free; $4 per senior (65 and over).  Call 661-254-3063 or click here for more information. 

Sanctuary-The Pony Expresso Show
When: Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at 7pm   
Where:   The Sanctuary, 26444 Friendly Valley Parkway, near Sierra Highway
Details:  Enjoy an evening of fun and puns at the melodrama and variety show, The Pony Expresso.  “Come cheer on the hero, boo the villain and groan at the most complete collection of bad jokes in a single evening.”  This show is family friendly.  Proceeds benefit the 2012 Sanctuary Mission Team’s trip to Thailand to work with Zoe Children’s Homes.  Tickets are $7 at the door.  Click here for directions and information on The Sanctuary.  


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Mountainview Dad’s-Rummage Sale
When: Saturday, November 19 until 4pm
Where:   Mountainview Elementary School, 22201 W. Cypress Street, Saugus
Details:  Clean out your garage and closets all for a good cause, the Mountainview Dad’s Committee semi-annual Rummage Sale.  Items can be dropped off on Friday, November 18 at 4pm.  The sale will be held Saturday, November 19 until 4pm.  Do a clean-up then head over to Mountainview to buy a few items.  Visit the Mountainview Dad’s Committee Facebook page.

LPAC-Spamalot
When:  Sunday, November 20 at 3pm and 7pm
Where:   Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Monty Python’s Spamalot was a 2005 Tony Award winner for “Best Musical”, and it is coming to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.  It is based on the outrageous film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.  Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in a way that you will not read in history books.  This tale includes killer rabbits, flying cows and musical numbers.  Click here for more information.   

GreenbrierMobileParkHoliday Boutique
When:  Saturday, November 19 from 9am-3pm
Where:   Greenbrier Mobile Park, 21301 Soledad Canyon, near Santa Clarita Lanes
Details:  It will be one-stop shopping for items to fulfill your holiday list.  You are sure to find one-of-a-kind gifts, baked goods, handcrafted items and more.  The Boutique will be held in the Clubhouse where there is plenty of parking.

Single Mothers Outreach-Gala
When:  Saturday, November 19 from 5-7:30pm
Where:   Dr Dianne G. VanHook University Center
Details:  Single Mothers Outreach is holding their second annual gala “Empowering Hearts”.  The gala is a celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped our community.  Creative works by local artists will be presented.  The works are unique to each honoree and are based on their real life story and experiences.  The art will be on display throughout the holiday season at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.  Tickets to the Gala are $65 and include wine, appetizers and entertainment.  Click here for more information and a list of honorees.   

And More 

What:  Kenneally Acupuncture – Full Body Thermography Scan
When:  Thursday, November 17
Where:  Kenneally Acupuncture, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd, #4, Canyon Country
Details:  Thermography is a radiation free, pain free and no contact screening for the earliest detection of disease.  Thermography can detect changes in the breast up to eight years before it can be discovered in any other way.  Thermography is a thorough way to manage your health for preventative, proactive health.  Click here for more information.   

What:  Operation Camo Christmas
When: Now through Wednesday, November 30
Where:  Collection site – business located at 22182 Soledad Canyon Road
Details:  For Operation Camo Christmas, it is never too early to start planning to send packages to our troops overseas.  Operation Camo Christmas, a non-profit organization, will be sending packages to a unit in Afghanistan.  This unit is in an area without a Post Exchange or shopping of any kind.  Items needed:  twin size blankets, toiletries (for men & women), comfort food (candy, cookies, fudge, powdered drink packets, canned fruits), travel size Tylenol, duct tape (green, tan, black or brown), reading material, etc.  If you would like to make a donation, make checks payable to “Operation Camo Christmas” and send to PO Box 474, Castaic, CA 91310.  Please remember those protecting our freedom.  Inquiries can be made at 287-0070.

What:  “Blue Star Christmas” by local author, Mark Sears
When:  available now
Where:  see below
Details:  Mark Sears has written a charming and poignant book that takes us back to WWII to see how a family copes while Dad is away at war.  The title comes from the Blue Star Banner which is an official service flag that family members display in their front window.  Sears is a twenty year Santa Clarita resident and is himself a father of a son currently in the military.  A portion of the sales will be donated to Fisher House.    This book is a perfect sentimental read for the holidays and a stimulating read for book clubs.  Books can be purchased at Sand Canyon Paint & Hardware, 16680 Soledad Canyon Road;  Lulu.com; or email the author at BlueStarChristmas@yahoo.com  Click here for a story by KHTS’ own, Mark Archuleta on Mark Sears and “Blue Star Christmas”. 

What:  Agua Dulce Women’s Club – Holiday Gift Bonanza
When: Saturday, November 19 from 9am-3pm
Where:  Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Details:  Vendors will have merchandise with a wide range of interest to shoppers:  handcrafted fleece scarves, artwork, dog clothing, books from local authors, Navajo jewelry & artwork, aprons, clothing, wood toys, home décor, food items and more.  There will be taco salads with beer, wine, sodas or margaritas.  Hot cocoa and hot cider will go with items from the Bake Sale.  Click here for more information.   

What:  LPAC – Momix – Botanica
When:  Friday, November 18 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Momix is a company of dancer-illusionists.  Their program “Botanica” has “…athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create a wildly entertaining multimedia experience.”  Click here for more information.   

What:  SC Public Libraries – Fall Storytime and Write Your Own Novel
When: through November 30
Where:  see below
Details:  The local libraries are participating in Fall Storytimes.  This program is free and open to the public.  Fall Storytimes is meant to encourage children to build an early foundation for learning and reading.  Baby and Toddler Storytime (recommended for ages 6-36 months old) is held Wednesdays at 9:30 at the Canyon Country Library; Wednesdays at 10am at the Valencia Library; and Thursdays at 10am at the Newhall Library.  School Readiness Storytime (recommended for ages 3-5 years old) is held Tuesdays at 10am at the Canyon Country Library; Mondays at 12:30pm at the Valencia Library; and Thursdays at 12:30pm at the Newhall Library.  Family Storytime (recommended for families with children of differing ages) is held on Mondays at 3:30pm; and Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the Valencia Library.  Click here for a story by KHTS’ Mark Archuleta. 

What:  OldTown Newhall – SENSES
When: Thursday, November 17 from 7011pm
Where:  Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  SENSES transforms Main Street in Old Town Newhall into the ultimate big block party.  It is designed to heighten your sense of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound with live music and entertainment, art, food trucks, beer, wine and more.  Each month there will be a different theme to the evening and a constantly changing musical lineup.  This month’s theme is “Superheroes”.  The event is open to all ages and is free.  Click here for more information.    

What:  Barry’s Tickets
Phone:  866-708-8499
Details:  With Barry’s Tickets you have the largest selection of tickets right at your fingertips.  Since 1985, they’ve been selling the hottest tickets in Santa Clarita for events nationwide, including concerts, live theatre, sporting events and comedy tours.  Barry’s Tickets is the perfect gift to give to any music, sport or theater fan.  With their diverse selection of tickets, you will find something that will peak your interest.  When you need to find the best tickets in Santa Clarita and to see all Barry’s Tickets office locations, visit  BarrysTickets.com or call 866-708-8499

Click here for other events listed on the KHTS Community Calendar.

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Top Things To Do This Weekend, November 16, 2011

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