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SCV Scene for Oct. 20, 2013

SCV Scene has been on hiatus for the last month, and I’ve received some lovely emails wondering where I’ve been!

First, I had a nasty stomach virus that kept me down out and for several weeks and then I traveled up to Washington State.

I missed some fantastic events in the Santa Clarita Valley while I was gone including Bras for a Cause for Soroptimist International of SCV, a wonderful music and dinner event to benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale and the annual Afternoon Tea for Circle of Hope.

I’ve also encountered a few roadblocks on my launch of, but we’re back on track and (not to be the girl who cries, “wolf!”) I expect the website will be up and running by the beginning of November, if not before. As one wise sage counseled me, “Websites always take longer to launch than you think they will.”

The Wine Affair

Today, 2-6 p.m. Soroptimist International of Greater SCV will host The Wine Affair… Sip, Stroll, Savor at Westfield Valencia Town Center. Tickets are $50 each for the opportunity to wander Town Center Drive sampling fabulous wine and food, as well as enjoying tremendous entertainment. For more information visit


Is it really almost Halloween? I love Halloween; it is one of my favorite holidays. Not only does it involve candy, it also involves the chance to become someone else, just for a day! The SCV will again have tons of Halloween fun for everyone. Among the events:

Halloween at the Castle

Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-8 p.m.

This free event will be held at Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Set within a Medieval Castle, Real Life Church invites you to enter a world when royalty reigned supreme – where jesters, jugglers and stilt walkers stroll amidst test of archery, skill and bravery – featuring performances that will entertain and amaze the whole family. And, of course, there will be lots of candy. Contact Leigh Ann at 661-775-2050 or visit for more information.

SCV Historical Society Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25, Oct. 26 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Historic Heritage Junction Park (inside of Hart Park), 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Adult General Admission is a $5 donation to the SCV Historical Society or bring two cans of food for the SCV Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission. Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

This is a fun event presented by volunteers who have spent the better part of the past year plotting and planning how to scare you to benefit the SCV Historical Society! For more information visit

Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.- 2p.m.

Historic Heritage Junction Park (inside of Hart Park), 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Recommended for all ages of children.

Adult admission is $5 or free with the donation of two or more cans of food to the SCV Food Pantry. Children 17 and under are free with adult.

Pumpkin Carving Contest:  Get  1 of 50 free pumpkins  and enter to win the contest for the best carved pumpkins.

Haunted House Back stage tours: Take a tour during the day and learn about the scares you can expect at Heritage Haunt.

Real Ghosts; See a presentation of the real ghosts at Heritage Haunt: Hear actual evp’s and see pictures of paranormal entities with the SCV Ghost Hunters Paranormal Practice Linda and Bridget.

“Creatures of the Night”: Bill and Heidi Webber from the Placerita Nature Center will host a nature presentation located in the Saugus Station old freight room.

Halloween Makeup: FX Makeup artist Ken Knolls will demonstrate Halloween makeup located in the Saugus Station old freight room.

Stop and get a picture taken with Heritage Haunt “Scaractors” at the Mitchell Adobe School House.

The event also includes crafts/games/music/gold panning/historic building tours.

For more information visit

SCV Haunted Jailhouse

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, the City of Santa Clarita, and the County of Los Angeles, will host the 24th Annual Haunted Jailhouse event on Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia.

The event includes Sheriff’s Department displays, costume contests for all ages, moon bounces, music, food, and plenty of challenging game booths hosted by non-profit organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Visit the “Dunk a Deputy Booth” for a chance at dunking the station commander and other local deputies. The event is a fun, safe, and adventurous Santa Clarita Halloween tradition for the whole family to enjoy.

Halloween Costume Contest: Trophies will be awarded for each age category. The age categories and times of the contests are as follows: Under 2 will be judged at 12:30 p.m., ages 2 to 4 at 1 p.m., ages 5 to 7 at 1:30 p.m., ages 8 to 10 at 2 p.m., ages 11 to 12 at 2:30 p.m. and ages 13 to adults at 3 p.m.

Sheriff’s Haunted Jailhouse: Children over age 6 and their parents should not forget to tour the Sheriff’s Haunted Jailhouse decorated by the SCV Boys and Girls Club. A separate Halloween tour area, specifically designed for children under age 6, will also be available. A $1 donation is requested at the entry gate which will be donated to the SCV Boys and Girls Club.

Info: Deputy Joe Trejo at 661-255-1121 – Ext 5160 or at

Halloween Festival at Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park

Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m.

Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W Faulkner Dr., Stevenson Ranch.

All ages, free of charge. Free games, costume contest and candy.

Those are just a few of the Halloween events happening throughout the SCV. Don’t forget to visit Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain, too!


Michele E. Buttelman is the executive editor of, an online publication debuting soon. She is also a correspondent for KHTS AM1220,

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Source: Santa Clarita News by Michele E. Buttelman for October, 20, 2013

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