Saturday, September 6
13th Annual Oldies an Goodies Car, Truck and Bike Show
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
13th Annual Show featuring over 450 classic vehicles 1974 and older competing for cash prizes and trophies in over 40 categories. Fun for the entire family featuring rides, games, vendors, fresh BBQ food, and classic live oldies music. Enjoy a great evening under the stars and back in time to an era when cars were “cool” and the music was “hot”. $1 from every ticket goes back to support The Senior Center of Santa Clarita.
Location: Saugus Speedway
Contact: Candice Mantell
Phone: 661-259-3886 xt.222
Saturday, September 6
SCV Jazz Festival
Noon – 10:00 p.m.
This outdoor concert will feature Smooth Jazz recording Artists such as Kim Waters, Jeff Lorber, Urban Jazz Coalition, Al Williams Jazz Society, Phyliss Battle, and more!
Location: Valencia Country Club
Contact: Robert A. Russ
Saturday, September 6
Michael Hoefflin Foundation Gala Dinner and Auction
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join us for the 15th Annual “An Evening Under the Stars” Gala Dinner and Charity Auction. Spend an elegant evening under the stars with dinner, live entertainment, dancing and great auction items. All proceeds will benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer. Please check the website for more information!
Location: Mann Biomedical Park- 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia
Contact: Gillian Stone
Friday, September 12
The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley in Concert
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center – College of the Canyons
In 1987 Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, was included on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack album and the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Location: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Saturday, September 13 & 14
Circle of Hope’s 5th Annual Theatrical Tea
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
High Tea and silent auction fundraiser in outside garden setting with live entertainment.
Location: 24921 Green Mill Avenue,
Contact: Colleen Shaffer
Phone: (661) 254-5218
Wednesday, September 17
State of the City Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join the Santa Clarita City Council and community leaders for a dynamic and informative luncheon and presentation about the City of Santa Clarita. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch and a commemorative gift. RSVP to Corrina Knudson at 661-255-4939.
Location: Hyatt Valencia
Contact: Gail Ortiz
Saturday, September 20 – 14
Annual River Rally
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Help maintain a portion of the Santa Clara River. We will provide gloves, trash bags, snacks, and special giveaways. Pre-register today! New this year! A free bike valet service will be provided courtesy of LA County Bicycle Coalition. Please remember, NO PETS are allowed.
Location: Wiley Canyon Road
Contact: Environmental Services
Saturday, September 20
Woman of Honor Dinner 2008
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Betty Ferguson Foundation Woman of Honor Dinner / Dance Tribute to Liz Seipel, CEO, Child and Family Center
Location: Hyatt Valencia
Contact: Jane Bettencourt-Soto
Phone: (661) 702-8712
Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, September 28
Street Art Festival
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Live entertainment, street painting, international dance, featured musicians, and Fine Art and Craft vendors
Location: Main Street
Saturday, September 27
17th Annual Senior Benefit Wine Auction
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The 17th annual Senior Center Foundation Benefit Wine Auction to raise funds for the Home Delivered Meals Program. These home delivered meals provide our homebound seniors with a hot meal and sometimes much needed companionship.
Location: To be determined
Contact: Duane Harte
Saturday, September 27
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center – College of the Canyons
Music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, the Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters. They put the MOCK in Democracy
Location: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Sunday, September 28
Soroptimist Annual Fashion Show and Bras for a Cause
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
“Stinkin Sexy” Fashion Show, Boutique and Bras for a Cause Event. Plan to arrive early and enjoy the luxurious boutique offerings, view and bid on uniquely decorated bras, enjoy a fabulous lunch, then sit back and relax while fashions by Bohemian Rockstar @ Priscillas, HipzCoture by Victoria and Margo’s Fashions are showcased.
Location: Mountaingate Country Club, 12445 Mountain Gate Drive
Contact: Terri Lee Cadiente
Monday, August 4
5th Annual Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Keyes Lexus of Valencia
Location: Valencia Country Club
Contact: Ivan Price
Tuesdays, August 5 and 12
Westfield Valencia Town Center Rockin’ Summer Nights
Westfield Valencia Town Center is once again home to the best fun in SCV during the summer work week. This year Rockin’ Summer Nights is giving you the chance to see the hottest acts in town.
Location: Westfield Valencia Town Center
Contact: The Concierge
Phone #: (661) 287-9050
Every Friday in August through September 5
Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Entertainment for the entire family now in its 10th year. Great music, food and beverage and activities for the kids.
Location: Outside the Hyatt Valencia
Contact: Summit West Management. LLC
Phone #: 661-290-2911
Saturday, August 16
The Painted Turtle at Tournament Players Club
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Spend a relaxing summer evening enjoying friends, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and beautiful surroundings while supporting The Painted Turtle, a Hole in the Wall camp for kids.
Location: Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia
Contact: Amanda Johnson
Phone: 310-451-1353 X101
Saturday, August 23
Carousel Ranch’s Heart of the West
5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Carousel Ranch’s 12th Annual Dinner, Auction, Casino and Children’s Demonstration
Location: Blomgren Family Ranch - 15142 W. Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita
Contact: Carousel Ranch
Fri., July 4, 9:45 a.m. — Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade. Come and visit Downtown Newhall for the annual 4th of July Parade. Enjoy the day with great music, fun floats, fire trucks, beautiful horses and more. www.scvparade.com
Sat., July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7 p.m. — Concerts in the Park. The Summer Concerts in the Park are ready to begin with the Santa Clarita Symphony on the stage at Central Park. July 12 will feature No Duh, Bonne Musique Zydeco or other Cajun will play on July 19 and finish out the month with Hollywood U2 on July 26. 661-259-2489 www.santa-clarita.com
Mon., July 14, 7 a.m. — Child & Family Center’s Golf Tournament. The annual Golf Tournament raises money for the Child & Family Center, a non-profit organization that helps children who have emotional and behavioral problems. Located at Valencia Country Club. Contact Cheryl Jones. 661-255-6847, ext 3018 www.childfamilycenter.org
Tues., July 15, 7 p.m. — Sounds of Summer Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. Located in the Town Square, come and enjoy the Summer Concert Series through August 5. Westfield Valencia Town Center. Contact the Concierge for more information at 661-287-9050. www.westfield.com/valencia
Mon., July 21, 9 a.m. — Hart High Girls Volleyball Golf Tournament. Golf one of Southern California’s top Golf courses and benefit the Hart High Girls Volleyball Program. Outstanding prizes, games, silent auction and terrific food will be available. Save this date and come support these wonderful student athletes. Located at TPC at Valencia. Contact Mic Montalvo for more information. 800-459-4068
Sat., July 26, 6 p.m. — 4th Annual Debbie Templeton/BMCF Poker Tournament. For only $125, this fun and exciting event will allow players to enjoy food and drinks in a true poker room atmosphere with professional dealers, tables and tournament directors – all while contributing to two worthy causes. Located at the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Contact Ryan Drake for more information. 661-313-5858 www.bmcf.net/poker
Mon., July 28, 8 a.m. — Domestic Violence Center of SCV Golf Tournament. Join the Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley at Robinson Ranch for their annual Golf Tournament. For more information please contact Stacie House. 661-810-9874 www.dvcsantaclarita.com/events
Sun., June 1, 8, 2 p.m. — The Full Monty. The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its Main Stage Series with the hit Broadway Musical The Full Monty sponsored by Dessert Alert. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, please call the theater or you can purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org. The REP is located at 24266 Main Street in Newhall. 661-288-0000 www.repeastplayhouse.org
Sun., June 1, 7 p.m. — Master Chorale “Fasten Your Seatbelts.” The 50-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will perform “Fasten Your Seatbelts!” The program features choral blockbusters both classical and popular music. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. 661-254-8886 www.scmasterchorale.org
Sun., June 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 28 8 p.m. — My Fair Lady. “My Fair Lady” is one of the greatest musicals ever produced, featuring a host of memorable tunes! Eliza Doolittle dreams of becoming a “lady” and Professor Henry Higgins is only too ready to take on the challenge. Call the Box Office for reservations. The Canyon Theatre Guild is located at 24242 Main Street in Newhall. 661-799-2702 www.canyontheatre.org
Mon., June 2, 10 a.m. — Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament. The Professional Peace Officers Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner. Come out and support the brave men and women who put their lives on the line and honor those officers who died in the line of duty. Located at Tournament Players Club at Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane. Contact Brian Moriguchi for more information. 661-645-4551 www.ppoa.com
Fri., June 6, 7 p.m. — Jazz and Blues Concert Series. This year’s series is set to begin June 6 and will run consecutively for 14 weeks through September 5. Hours for the concerts will begin at 7 p.m. and play until 9:30 p.m. The events will take place on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt Valencia.
Sat., June 7, 11:45 a.m. — SCV Dodger Day. 31st Annual Santa Clarita Dodger Day featuring the Dodgers versus the Chicago Cubs. Now in its 31st year the Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day invites you to enjoy the day with the Los Angeles Dodgers and celebrate their 50th Anniversary of being in Los Angeles. For online ticket orders after March 1st go to www.dodgers.com/scv and type in Promo Code: SCV. Contact Patrick Downing for more information. 661-284-1472 www.santa-clarita.com
Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. — 3rd Annual Memorial Garden Tour. Celebrate the third annual Memorial Garden Tour showcasing many resident gardens throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Tour programs available at Green Thumb Nursery, Sunset Nursery, All American Wholesale Nursery and Green Landscape Nursery. For more information, please visit www.memorialgardentour.com
Mon., June 9, 9 a.m. — Michael Hoefflin Foundation 9th Annual Golf Classic. Please join us for 18 holes of golf including tee prizes, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at Tournament Players Club at Valencia. Contact Gillian Stone for more information. 661-250-4100 www.mhf.org
Sat., June 14, 5 p.m. — 37th Annual Boys & Girls Club Auction. Huge auction and dinner to benefit 3,500 youngsters at the Boys & Girls Club. The live auction will include 70 items and more than 300 bid boards. Located at the Mann Bio Medical Park. Contact Suzanne Benty for more information. 661-254-3063 www.scvboysandgirlsclub.org
Thurs., June 26-29, 4 p.m. — The Valley Fair in Santa Clarita. Continuous entertainment daily on the Main Stage, plus Amazing Rain Forest and exotic animal exhibit, Bengal Tiger Show, Wild About Monkeys Show, Clydesdale Horses and Video Game Pavilion. Family Fun Zone features kids go cart races, tractor pull, obstacle course and petting zoo. Also carnival thrill rides, livestock and home arts exhibits and food courts. Located the Saugus Speedway 22500 Soledad Canyon Road. Contact Catherine Garcia for more information. 818-557-1600 www.thevalleyfair.org
Thurs., May 1,2,3, 7 p.m. — COC Theatre: The Hobbit. Based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sat., May 3, 10:30 a.m. — 2nd Annual SCV Fibro Faire. The 2nd Annual event recognizing National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Located at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. For more information contact Karen Jeffries. 661-259-8279
Sun., May 4, 2 p.m. — Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town. The annual fundraising event benefits Child & Family Center, a non-profit organization in the SCV that helps children with emotional and behavioral problems. Located at the Mann Biomedical Park. Contact Cheryl Jones for more information. 661-255-6847 ext 3018
Sun., May 4, 11 a.m. — SCV Healthy Baby Expo. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host the SCV Healthy Baby Expo 2008, where moms and dads will learn about community resources and hospital services and about how to have a healthier pregnancy and happier baby. Please contact Bhavna Mistry for more information. 661-253-8060
Fri., May 9, 8 p.m. — COC Dance: Spring Dance Performance. COC dance presents a dance showcase featuring the best dancers and dance groups of the Santa Clarita Valley. Located at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sat., May 10, 8 p.m. — Turtle Island Quartet. A glorious fusion of jazz and chamber music, the Turtle Island Quartet has been the very definition of chamber jazz for more than two decades. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sat., May 10, 6 p.m. — Monopoly Mania 4. Come out and play MONOPOLY®. You can even send your friends to jail with an escort from Lt. Mike Dunkle as the official jailer. Proceeds benefit the SCV School & Business Alliance’s job shadowing, internship, and mentoring programs. Located at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy. Contact Sharon Kramer for more information. 661-259-0033 ext 230
Fri., May 16, 17, 18, 9 a.m. — 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show. Over 100 specialized exhibitors with home improvement products and services at only Home & Garden Show in the SCV. Meet experts in their fields and find the right fit for new home improvement projects. Show is located at the Saugus Speedway. For more information contact Candice Mantell. 661-259-3886 ext 222
Fri., May 16, 7:30 p.m. — COC Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble “Pops” Concert. The Symphonic Band will feature well-known wind and percussion literature featuring musicians from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sat., May 17, 6 p.m. — Men’s Barbeque and Cigar Night. It’s the best $100 you’ll spend at a “men’s only” bbq and cigar event, hosted by Mayor Bob Kellar it will benefit the Domestic Violence Center of the SCV. Contact Gail Ortiz for location and details. 661-255-4314
Sat., May 17, 9 a.m. — Special Olympics Spirit Games 2008. Over 800 Special Olympic athletes from all over southern California will travel to the Santa Clarita Valley Spirit Games. Located at Newhall Park, Placerita Junior High and Hart H.S. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Laura Mayo or visit email@example.com. 661-253-2121
Sat., May 17, 12:30 p.m. — Mary Ellen’s Tea Party. The friends of Hart Park and Museum present the second annual Mary Ellen’s Tea Party. This makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, so be sure to order soon. Tickets are $40 per person. Located at the William S. Hart Park Museum. 661-254-4584
Sat., May 17, 7 a.m. — Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund Fight It! 5K Run/Walk. BMCF supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. Since Brenda founded it in 2001, the fund has helped nearly 175 recipients, providing over $150,000 in services. The walk is located at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd. Contact Vanessa L. Hernandez for more information. 661-312-1160
Sat., May 17, 7:30 p.m. — COC Choir presents Spring Songfest. Journey back to a simpler time as the College of the Canyons Choirs share some of the finest romantic imagery of the American cowboy musical landscape. The evening’s finale offers a special treat, a guest children’s choir who will perform with all four COC choirs. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-530
Sat., May 17, 7 a.m. — Frontier Toyota/HMNMH Golf Classic. Come and enjoy our Annual Golf Classic. Located at the Valencia Country Club. For sponsorships or to reserve a space, call the Henry Mayo Foundation or contact Terrie Cipriano. 661-253-8082
Sun., May 18, 12:30 p.m. — 3rd Annual Bowling For Youths. Spend a few hours bowling, while supporting the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project. The SCVYP is a non-profit organization providing free peer mentoring, support groups, outreach and crisis intervention to teens. Located at 23700 Lyons Avenue Newhall. Contact Kim Goldman for more information. 661-257-9688
Mon., May 19, 10 a.m. — Zonta Golf Tournament. The golf tournament will include 18 holes on the valley course, lunch, awards banquet, contests and prizes. Located at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Sand Canyon. Contact Adele Macpherson for more information. 661-252-9351
Wed., May 21-25, 8 p.m. — COC Theatre: New Works Festival. Enjoy the face of new and often experimental theater as College of the Canyons continues its critically acclaimed New Works Festival. Black Box Free and seating availability is on a first come first served basis. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Contact the box office for more information. 661-362-5304
Fri., May 23, 7 p.m. — SCVYO “From the Old World to the New World”. An enchanting evening of music from the New World combined with the classical masters who inspired them. Located at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. Contact the box office for more information. 661-362-5304
Sat., May 31, 9 a.m. — Relay For Life. This is the signature event for the American Cancer Society. It will be 24 hours you will never forget. Located at Central Park, Saugus. Contact Candy Spahr for more information. 661-299-5536
Sat., May 31, 7 p.m. — SCV Wine Classic. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you just enjoy great wine, gourmet food and good company, you shouldn’t miss the 21st annual SCV Wine Classic benefiting the SCV Youth Orchestra at College of the Canyons. Located at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway. Contact Jasmine Foster for more information. 661-362-3101
Wed., April 2, 7 p.m. — Angels of Hope Club. We are volunteers for Circle of Hope Incorporated, a non-profit organization that helps our local citizens in need with costs for breast cancer treatment. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center. 661-254-5218
Fri., April 4, 5, 8 p.m. — The Repertory East Playhouse presents Wit. To focus awareness on Cancer with Pulitzer Prize winning play, the REP will continue with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Wit. Tickets are $17, $15 for students and seniors. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Purchase tickets online at www.repeastplayhouse.org. 661-288-0000
Sat., April 5, 9:30 a.m. — Women in Service. Women nominated by community organizations will be saluted for volunteer service to the community. The Carmen Sarro Award for Community Service will be awarded at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia. Contact Karen Maleck-Whiteley for more information. 661-755-8354
Sun., April 6, 5:30 p.m. — An Elegant Evening of Jazz. The Russ Group, Inc. is proud to announce “An Elegant Evening of Jazz.” Special guest include The West Ranch High School Jazz Band. Located at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. Contact Robert Russ for more information. 661-297-9118
Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. — 19th Annual Arbor Day. Arbor Day will celebrate the wonderful benefits of trees and all that they provide our community. The event will offer environmental exhibits, free trees, mulch to residents, children’s activities, food, music and more. Located at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. Contact Robert Sartain for more information. 661-294-2518
Sat., April 12, 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast with the Gibbons.
Come to a fundraiser that will benefit the Gibbon Conservation Center and endangered gibbons worldwide. Included is a tour of the center, breakfast with gibbons, gift shop and silent auction. Located off Bouquet Canyon Rd at 19100 Esguerra Rd. Contact Alan Mootnick for more information. 661-296-2737
Sun., April 13, 2:30 p.m. — Rose Society Drying Roses & Making Potpourri. Pat Moomey’s program will feature how to dry roses for preserving, and making decorations and potpourri with rose petals and herbs. It will be a hands-on fragrant delight for all attendees. Located at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St. in Newhall. Contact Kitty Belendez for more information. 661-296-5033
Sun., April 13, 2:00 p.m. — Jane Austen in the 21st Century. In celebration of National Library Week, join Julia Barrett, as she brings Jane Austen and her characters to life. Located at our very own Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. Contact Sue Yamamoto for more information. 661-259-8942
Fri., April 18, 8:30 p.m. — COC Library Associates In Good Taste Series. Enjoy a reception that includes heavy appetizers and Sherry and a presentation given by John Bauccio on pairing desserts and wines. Located at the COC Library, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. Contact Shannon Munoz for more information. 661-362-3737
Sat., April 19, 9 a.m. — Circle of Hope, Inc.’s 5K Walk. Circle of Hope (COH) will host their 4th Annual Walk at Castaic Lake. Special events include a walk, a car show, BBQ and much more. Located at Castaic Lake. Contact Circle of Hope, Inc. for more information. 661-254-5218
Sat., April 19, 8 p.m. — The Second City - One Nation, Under Blog. For more than 45 years, The Second City has been the place for young, upcoming comedians to perfect their skills while delivering the laughs. Located at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. For tickets and more information contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sat., April 19, 11 a.m. — Cedarcreek’s Cougar Country Carnival. Cedarcreek Elementary School in Canyon Country is hosting a “Cougar Country Carnival.” Net proceeds will support PTA-sponsored programs at the school. Located at Cedarcreek Elementary School, 27792 Camp Plenty Road in Canyon Country. Contact Robert and Sandy Leitao for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun., April 20, 8 a.m. — Assistance League Footsteps 5K Run/Walk. This is a family oriented event consisting of a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Fun Run. All proceeds from this event go to support the Operation School Bell Project, which gives shoes, clothing, backpacks and school supplies to children in need in the Santa Clarita Valley. Located at Newhall Park on the corner of Dalbey and Newhall Avenue. Please contact Joanie Smelser for more information. 661-259-8019
Sun., April 20, 5 p.m. — 28th Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant.
The 28th Annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant is celebrating some of the finest women in SCV. This is one of the most elegant and exciting traditional events in SCV. Located at the Hyatt in Valencia. Contact Ms. Mardi Rivetti. 661-252-3232
Wed., April 23, 11 a.m. — Spring 2008 Job & Career Fair. The Job & Career Fair is open to the public, and provides opportunities in a wide variety of career fields. Contact our Career Center if you need assistance preparing your resume. Business representatives, please contact us if you would like a booth for recruitment. For more information contact Lonnie Davis. 661-362-3286
Sat., April 26, 27, 10 a.m. — Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Two days of food, fun, western music, cowboy poetry, chuckwagon food and western crafts all located at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. Contact the Arts and Events Office for more information. 661-286-4018
Sat., April 26, 7 p.m. — SCVY Philharmonic “Music from the New World.” The Santa Clarita Youth Orchestra rehearses and performs at the College of the Canyons, providing an instrumental education program for students eight years and above, regardless of ability to pay. Located at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. For tickets contact the box office. 661-362-5304
Sun., April 27, 9 a.m. — Rose Garden Tours. The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society Invites You To A Tour Of Two Private Rose Gardens free of charge. For addresses and more information contact Kitty Belendez. 661-296-5033
Wed., April 30, 7 p.m. — Dia De Los Ninos/Children’s Day. Join us for a special night to celebrate children everywhere. You don’t want to miss this joyful event! Located at the Valencia Library at 23743 West Valencia Boulevard. Contact Evangelina Ferrer for more information. 661-259-8942
Sat., March 8, 7 p.m. — Cruising Around the World with Captain Stubing.
Join in for this year’s Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley’s 33rd annual fund raising event for an amazing evening of fun and entertainment. There will also be an opportunity for VIP guests to participate in a Bridge visit and photo session with the Captain. The ship will board at 5 p.m. and guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne and a hosted Captain’s Reception. Guests will have the opportunity to “tour” the “ship”, visit ports of call and participate in an opportunity drawing, then it’s “Bon Voyage.” The ship is then scheduled to embark on its cruise around the world that will include entertainment produced by the SCV Theatre Project, dinner and live auction.
Sponsorship packages for the event start at $1,500. Individual tickets for promenade seating are available for $125 each. 661-254-6380
Thurs., March 13, 6 p.m. — COC Cougar Pride Big Win Athletic Benefit. A Santa Maria BBQ style dinner and opportunity drawing will take place in the COC gymnasium. 661-362-3737
Fri., March 14, 8 p.m. — Vienna Choir Boys. Back for the repeat appearance! The Vienna Choir Boys were part of the Performing Arts Center’s opening season, playing host to a sold-out crowd in 2005, and now return by popular demand. The Austrian singing group was founded by royal decree in 1498 and from its inception has attracted the finest singers and composers. The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music, including operas and world music. In 2002, the choir recorded a pop CD that included songs by Celine Dion, Madonna and Robbie Williams and over the years has contributed to a number of film soundtracks, proving their sound is as important now as it was 500 years ago. 661-362-5304
Fri., March 21, 7 p.m. — COC Symphonic and Jazz Band Spring Concert. The Symphonic Band will feature well-known wind and percussion literature featuring musicians from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles. The Jazz Ensemble will include works composed and arranged by Dirk Fischer and feature a number of accomplished soloists from within the ensemble. The night will take place at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. 661- 362-5304
Sat., March 22, 7:30 p.m. — COC Music An Evening of Electronika. The College of the Canyons Department of Music presents its second Evening of Electronika: a feast for the ears featuring computer-generated music by students who will create, manipulate and perform live. The event is located in Black Box and is a free event. Seating availability is on a first come, first serve basis. 661-362-5304
Mon., March 24, 10 a.m. — YMCA 18th Annual Golf Tournament. The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA will be hosting their 18th Annual Golf Classic to benefit youth programs throughout Santa Clarita at the Valencia Country Club this year. Sponsorship and individual player packages are available. For more information, contact Chris Clark. 661-253-3593.
Sat., March 29, 8 p.m. — Shidara — Taiko Drum Companies. From deep within the mountains of Japan comes the masterful skill and blinding energy of one of the Far East’s most renowned Taiko drum companies, Shidara! With thunderous speed and a driving purity, the power of the Shidara will instantly energize you and awaken your senses. You may have seen Taiko before, but you have not seen it like this! Join us at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. 661-362-5304
Sun., March 30, 7 p.m. — The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. The 55-voice Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins. In addition to professional instrumentalists, the Chorale will be joined by choirs from College of the Canyons and three local high schools (Valencia, Canyon and West Ranch) to perform this multi-cultural work which has already become a sensation in Europe. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6 p.m. given by the Chorale’s Artistic Director, Allan Robert Petker. Tickets from $14 to $26 are available online and by telephone/mail order. Order forms are available on the Chorale’s website, www.scmasterchorale.org. For more information, please call the office or e-mail email@example.com. 661-254-8886
Fri., February 1, 7:30 p.m. — Green Up Classic Rock Benefit Concert. Tribute bands Ticket to Ride (Beatles) and 5150 (Van Halen) bring the sights and sounds of classic rock to College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center to raise funds for scholarships and internships for students studying the field of sustainable development. Ticket to Ride will take you through the years with the Beatles from their early mophead years to the Sgt. Pepper era. 5150 will rock the house with the best of Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar era. Ticket prices are $15, $20, $25 and $30 with a $5 discount for students with ID, children 12 and under and seniors 60+. This show is expected to sell out so purchase your tickets now! 661-362-3260
Sat., February 2, 8 p.m. — Manhattan Transfer. One of the world’s great jazz quartets” – Los Angeles Times Through 32 years of rousing concerts, 25 albums filled with memorable tunes and dozens of Grammy nominations, the classic jazz quartet of Manhattan Transfer sounds as fresh as ever. From “Birdland” and “Operator” to “Tuxedo Junction” and “Walkin’ in N.Y.” the music of Manhattan Transfer is timeless in its evocative energy and upbeat arrangements. 661-362-5304
Fri., February 8, 6 p.m. — 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball. The 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, held at the Valencia Country Club will include live jazz music, a delicious Cajun dinner, crowning of a king and queen of the ball, casino games and all the proceeds benefit the Foundation for Children’ Dental Health. Dress for the occasion or in semi-formal attire. Don’t forget your bead and masks. “Laissez le bons temp rouler” “Let the good times roll.” 661-296-8515
Sat., February 9, 10 a.m. — COC Music RK Downs Jazz Festival. This annual jazz festival attracts area musicians from all of our local high schools along with COC’s own jazz ensemble, clarinet ensemble and guest ensembles from the CalArts Jazz program. 661-362-5304
Sat., February 9,10,24 2 p.m. — In Celebration of Our Presidents. During the month of February, we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day. Come and listen to George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson as they talk about their role in American history. Saturday February 9th, George Washington will be portrayed by Ted Alexander who has performed at the Reagan Presidential Library, the DAR and the Military Officers Association. Sunday February 10th, Abe Lincoln will be portrayed by Charles Brame who has appeared in movies and has been an artist at the Los Angeles Music Center and Sunday February 24, Thomas Jefferson will be portrayed by Dale Reynolds who won a 2004 Los Angeles EMMY Award as a producer. It will be held at the Valencia Library. 661-259-8942
Tues., February 19, 7:30 p.m. — U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. The Concert Band is composed of 45 musicians and is the largest performing ensemble within the United States Air Force, performing to thousands of listeners, both in person and over the airwaves via its masterful recording’s. The bands repertoire includes standard concert band/wind ensemble literature, military marches, jazz and pop arrangements and of course, patriotic songs. This is a free concert. 661-362-3414
Fri., February 22, 6 p.m. — Celebrity Waiter Dinner. The much anticipated, always enjoyable Celebrity Waiter dinner, set at the Valencia Hyatt Hotel, is the annual benefit to fund the SCV Senior Center’s Respite Day Care Program. For adults, it has become the costume event of the Santa Clarita Valley. And this year, more electricity will be generated at the evening event by jazz saxophonist Everette Harp. Platinum and Gold Table Sponsorships for tables of 10 are available for $2,500 and $1,800 respectively. Some individual tickets are available for $75. 661-255-4395
Fri., February 22, 8 p.m. — Sweet Honey in the Rock. Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, “Sweet Honey In The Rock” possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. 661-362-5304
Sat., February 23, 5 p.m. — Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew. A professional soccer game played at the COC Cougar Stadium presented by the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. 661-250-4100
Sat., February 23, 8 p.m. — No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Bowl-A-Thon. No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Bowl-A-Thon to raise funds for programs for individuals with developmental disabilities at Pleasantview Industries. The event will be held at Valencia Lanes and companies are invited to help sponsor the event. For more information, please contact Gerry Howard. 661-296-6700
Tues., February 26, 8 p.m. — BYU Young Ambassadors. The Young Ambassadors combine contemporary music and dance for a fast-paced showcase of American musical theatre. Chosen through an extensive selection process, these talented performers offer a fresh view of America’s culture and ways of life. Since entering the world stage at Japan’s Expo ‘70, the Young Ambassadors have performed their vibrant blend of song and dance in 56 nations of the world. Their audiences have included the prime minister of India, the queen of Thailand as well as the king and queen of Jordan. 661-362-5304