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Top Things To Do This Weekend, November 2, 2011

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

SCV Habitat for Heroes
SC Marathon
Zonta – Tribute Dinner
Rancho Camulos – Ramona Days
Hart Marching Band’s Rampage
And 8 more…

SCV Habitat for Heroes
When:  Saturday, November 5
Where:   refer to website
Details:  The kick-off event for SCV Habitat for Heroes is here.  The project calls for the refurbishment of a home belonging to a veteran wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.  This is the first of what will become an annual event on the Saturday before Veterans Day.  Veterans face a high-rate of unemployment in civilian life.  And those wounded face even more hardships, not the least being modification or refurbishment of their homes.  Click here for more information on the project.  Click here for a story on the veteran selected for SCV Habitat for Heroes first project.

Santa Clarita Marathon
When:  Sunday, Nov 6
Where:  refer to website
Details:  This year’s Santa Clarita Marathon will use the newly opened trails along the San Francisquito Creek.  Whether you’re a runner or walker, the Santa Clarita Marathon has an event for you.  Events are: the marathon, half-marathon, 5K, Mayor’s Walk and Kid K Fun Run.  The city of Santa Clarita is partnering with the non-profit Soles 4 Souls to collect new and gently used shoes for three local charities:  SC Winter Shelter, Family Promise and Single Mothers Outreach.  Click here for more information.   

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Zonta – Tribute Dinner
When:  Friday, November 4, starts at 6pm
Where:  Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills
Details:  This year’s theme for the Zonta Celebrity Tribute Dinner is “The Loan Ranger Rides Again” in tribute to honoree, James D. Hicken, president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Santa Clarita.  The theme references Hicken’s banking career and his teen years working summer on a Wyoming cattle ranch.  Hicken is a 15 year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, and has supported actively several local community organizations.  He has served in leadership positions with the Operating Board for HMNM Hospital, Goodwill Southern California, Hospital Association of Southern California and College of the Canyons Foundation.  The Tribute supports Zonta’s scholarship, grant and community service programs.  Zonta is dedicated to improving the lives of women locally and worldwide.  Click here for more information on James Hicken, the Tribute Dinner and Zonta.

Rancho Camulos – Ramona Days
When:  Saturday, November 5 from 10am-4pm
Where:  Rancho Camulos, on HWY 126, 10 miles west of I-5 (or 2 miles East of Piru)   
Details:  Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm by the core cast and dancers from the world famous Hemet Ramona Outdoor Play, will highlight the fourth annual “Ramona Days.    Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 classic California novel, Ramona, will come to life at the “Home of Ramona”, as we celebrate all things Ramona.  In addition to seeing vignettes from the play,  watch the 1910 Mary Pickford movie filmed on location at Camulos, view unique memorabilia and historic displays, experience  living history and attend presentations by Ramona experts, such as “Ramona Memories “ author Dydia DeLyser, Ramona pageant historian Phil Brigandi, and film maker Hugh Munro Neely.  Also, there will also be food, music, dance, art and craft sales and demonstrations, original artwork by local artists, museum and garden tours, free children’s activities and more.    Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and character for a fun experience.  Admission fees:  advance tickets are $5 and gate admission is $10.  Ages 12 and under are free. Get advance tickets in person at our gift shop, via email, phone, mail, and at will call.  If you would like to win a pair of tickets to Ramona Days, give KHTS AM-1220 a call at 661-298-1220.  Visit: 

Rancho Camulos – Ramona Days Gala Fundraiser
When:  Sunday, November 6 from 1-5pm
Where:  Rancho Camulos, on HWY 126, 10 miles west of I-5 (or 2 miles East of Piru)  
Details:  This Ramona Days benefit reception at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark which will be highlighted by a special screening of D.W. Griffith’s 1910 Ramona starring Mary Pickford with live musical presentation of the soundtrack featuring composer Maria Newman and unique insights provided by film historian and the editor of the re-mastered film, Hugh Munro Neely of the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education. In addition to the movie which was filmed on location at Rancho Camulos, there will be special tours, an elegant small plate buffet, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. Proceeds will benefit this 501(c) (3) museum’s preservation, restoration, and educational efforts. Seating is very limited and the donation is $100 per person. For reservations call 805-521-1501 or email info@ranchocamulos.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit:   

Hart Marching Band’s Rampage
When:  Saturday, November 5, gates open at 10:30am, the day ends with awards from 9-10pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road 
Details:  More than 30 high school bands from around the state will take part in the Hart Marching Band’s 28thAnnual Rampage.  The gates open at 10:30am, and the first band performs at 11:15am.  Local high schools, Hart, Valencia, West Ranch, Saugus, Golden Valley and Canyon, will be there.  Rampage is an all-day competition that entertains all ages.  One highlight of the event is the largest mass drum-line in Southern California featuring drummers from all the performing bands.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free for kids under age 5.  Admission price is for the entire day of events.  Food will be available for purchase.  A delicious tri-tip barbeque dinner is also being promised.  Call 818-266-4120 or click here for more information. 

And More 

What:  Grace Baptist – Family Games & Food Drive
When:  November 1 through December 9
Where:  Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive
Details:  Grace Baptists Open Food Pantry Family Games & Food Drive has started.  There will be collection bins around the grounds for you to drop off your donations.  Donations can be taken to the Food Pantry Room (C-116).  This year Grace Baptist will provide family games and food to neighbors in need.  Click here to learn more and to see a list of items currently needed.   

What:  NorthPark Community Church – Night of Thanks & Chili Cook-Off
When:  Sunday, November 6 from 6-8pm
Where:  NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway
Details:  NorthPark Church is holding a special evening of praise and thanks.  After the service join in tasting the entries of the “Chili Cook-Off”.  Anyone can enter the cook-off in any of several categories: White Chili, Vegetarian, Chili with or without Beans.  Bring your chili in a crockpot to Heritage Hall before the evening service (5:45pm).  NorthPark will provide power, utensils and fixing’s (sour cream, onions, bowls, spoons).  This event is family friendly and all are invited.  Click here for more information.

What:  Assistance League – Sunset in Vineyard
When:  Sunday, November 6 from 2-5pm
Where:  Home and Compa Vineyard of Jeannie, Chris and Tim Carpenter
Details:  The Assistance League is holding an extraordinary event, “Sunset in the Vineyard”.  The event showcases a variety of wines from Santa Clarita private vineyards and wine makers.  Participants will have a chance to win a weekend at the famed Meadowood Napa Valley Resort.  Three-Fold, a local band will provide musical entertainment.  Tickets are $65.  Call 661-255-5853 or click here for more information.   

What:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center – Best Little Whorehouse
When:  Friday, November 4 at 8pm; Saturday, November 5 at 8pm; Sunday, November 6 at 2pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster, Lancaster 
Details:  The musical “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” comes to the stage at Lancaster Performing Arts Center.  The musical follows the “good times and demise of the Chicken Ranch”.  Adult content.  Tickets range from $16-20.  Click here for more information.   

What:  COC Flu Shot Clinic
When:  Friday, November 4 from 10am-2pm
Where:  COC Valencia Campus, East PE building
Details:  Free flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis.  Vaccines will be available while supplies last.  Open to the public.  Wheelchair accessible.  Call 661-250-3708 or click here

What:  Old TownNewhall – Art Walk
When:  Thursday, November 3 from 4-8pm
Where:  Old Town Newhall
Details:  On the first Thursday of the month, you can experience the artistic side of Newhall.  There will be arts & crafts booths, several businesses featuring performances and galleries, and you can stroll the Farmers Market. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand to excite your tastebuds.  This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.   

What:  Cobblestone Cottage – Holiday Open House
When:  Saturday, November 5 from 10a-6pm; Sunday, November 6 from 11am-5pm 
Where:  Cobblestone Cottage, 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway
Details:  Cobblestone Cottage is all dressed up for the holidays and excited to help you get ready, too.  Come and get into the spirit of the holidays.  Visit:

What:  COC – Issues in Aging Workshop Series
When:  Tuesday, November 8 from 6-7:30pm
Where: COC Valencia Campus, Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
Details:  The Issues in Aging Workshop Series addresses challenging decisions.  There are six session workshops.  All workshops are presented by local experts.  Each workshop is $15 per family.  Bring your spouse, parents, children for $15 per family.  Call 661-362-3300 or  Workshops:  Nov 8 – Legal Affairs, Elder Care & Estate Planning; Nov 22 – Transitions in Senior Living;  Nov 29 – Eyes, Ears, Memory & Wellness; Dec 6 – Refuse to be a Victim, Living Your Life with More Confidence;  Dec 13 – End of Life Planning.

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 or call 866-708-8499

Upcoming Events:

What:  Festival of Trees
When:  November 11 through November 23
Where:  New location – Westfield Valencia Town Center (between The Patios & Sears)
Details:  The 9thAnnual Festival of Trees is coming!  They have a new location and more days.  Don’t miss out on the VIP Preview, Jingle Jam Nightclub, Holiday Hocus Pocus Evening of Magic or the Magic of the Lights Gala.  The decorated holiday trees, tabletops, wreaths and gingerbread houses are sure to be stunning.  Start planning a visit now.  The Festival of Trees benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita.  Click here for more information.   

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

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