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December, 2016 Community Calendar
Tuesday, November 15 to Monday, December 19

•  TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS - Be the Reason a Child Smiles this Holiday Season!
Donate a new, unwrapped toy at Everbright Family Dentistry (27730 McBean Pkwy, Valencia) before December 19th and make a real difference in the life of a child!
          Phone #: 2963300

Friday, November 25 to Thursday, December 22

•  Canyon Theatre Guild presents A Christmas Carol - Christmas joy fills the hearts of everyone in 19th century London, all except for one man: Ebenezer Scrooge. In his opinion, Christmas is all humbug! Scrooge values his money and nothing more. His sheer greed and wickedness leads to a visit by his late business partner, who warns Scrooge that he'll be visited by three spirits. Perhaps these three spirits will be able to twist Scrooge in the right direction, before it's too late!
          Phone #: 799-2702

Wednesday, November 30 to Monday, December 19

•  TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS - Be the Reason a Child
Smiles this Holiday Season!
Everbright Family Dentistry is hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive - and with your help, they'll be able to make a real difference in the life of a child this holiday season! Donate a new, unwrapped toy at the Valencia location (27730 McBean Parkway) by December 19.

          Phone #: 296-3300

Thursday, December 8

•  Holiday Extravaganza - Valencia Country Club invites you to treat family, friends & co-workers to a night of music, dancing and carolers. A Prime Rib Dinner Buffet and Dessert Bar will be served. Tickets are $45 per person and sold in tables of 8.
          Phone #: 799-1263

Friday, December 9

•  Jazz Tidings - The Chancellor's Cabaret Series Presents "Jazz Tidings" The vocal jazz ensemble concert features the college's two award-winning jazz choirs, House Blend and Just Jazz.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

Sunday, December 11

•  Holiday Traditions - Santa Clarita Master Chorale Presents "Holiday Traditions" Handel's "Messiah" with a carol sing-along and favorite holiday songs.
          Website: www.canyonspac.com

•  Candle Light Remembrance Program - The Compassionate Friends invite you to attend the 16th Annual Candle Light Remembrance Program To Remember Children, Siblings & Grandchildren; The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. Held at the Child & Family Center, 21545 Centre Pwy.
          Time: 6:30 PM
          Phone #: 252-4654

Thursday, December 15

•  CalArts Holiday Pop-Up Market - California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) invites the community to its first holiday pop-up market. Hand-crafted gifts, created by CalArts students, faculty and staff, range from original ceramics and jewelry to posters, t-shirts and custom-designed sneakers. Alumnus animator Marc Ratner will be on site to draw one-of-a-kind caricature portraits. Expect holiday tunes from students of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, refreshments and a cash bar. Featured drink: CalArts own 24700 IPA, an artisan brew created by SoLArc Brewing and named for CalArts' McBean Parkway address. Shoppers are invited to stay on campus for the exhibitions at the final Gallery Night of 2016. Admission is free. Held at 24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
          Time: 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 17 to Sunday, December 18

•  Dance Studio 84 presents The Nutcracker Ballet - Dance Studio 84 presents The Nutcracker Ballet, with a matinee and evening performance each day.
Since 1985, Dance Studio 84 has been presenting, "The Nutcracker Ballet". Approximately 200 ballet students age 8-18 perform the holiday classic in its entirety and each year is a unique version with different costuming and choreography. Held at the Hart High Auditorium, Tickets available in advance and at the door.
          Phone #: (661) 775-7655
          Website: www.dancestudio84.com/calendar-and-events

•  Santa Clarita Ballet presents The Nutcracker - In its 22nd performance of "The Nutcracker," the Santa Clarita Ballet presents a classic program and favorite holiday tradition for local families and patrons of the arts from all over Southern California. The Santa Clarita Ballet beautifully illustrates E.T.A. Hoffman's timeless story, complete with beloved characters, magical staging, exquisite costumes, and the recognizable musical score by Peter Tchaikovsky.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 • 2 & 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, DEC. 18 • 2 & 7 PM
          Phone #: 251-0366

Tuesday, December 20 to Thursday, December 29

•  Wallers GymJam Winter Camp - Keep your kiddo active and engaged over their long winter break with the help of GymJam Winter Camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 13. The best part - it's so flexible! Sign up for one day or every day. Kids will experience gymnastics, trampoline, open-gym time, arts and crafts, obstacle courses and games. Mid-morning snack is also provided. Camp runs December 20 to December 22 and December 27 to December 29. Choose between sessions running from 9am to 12pm or 9am to 2pm.
          Phone #: 251-3390

Saturday, December 31

•  Welcome the New Year with Gatsby Cheer - Bid 2016 "good day" at "Midnight at Gatsby's" with Tournament Players Club Valencia. Step back into the Roaring '20s and enjoy a gourmet four-course menu, live entertainment, dancing and champagne toast. From 6pm to 7pm, enjoy a hosted cocktail hour featuring themed cocktails and appetizers followed by a delicious dinner consisting of Lentil Soup with Winter Vegetables; Endive and Frisee with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts; and a choice of Chicken Breast over Vidalia Onion Hash with House Bacon; Filet over Pea Potato Puree with Purple Heirloom Carrots; Sea Bass pan seared over Coconut Scented Black Rice with Young Coconut and Fried Hearts of Palm; or the Vegetable Turnover with Carrots, Turnips, Potato, Asparagus and Mushrooms tossed with a Vegetable Veloute stuffed in a Buttery Puff Pastry Shell over a Butternut Squash Puree. For dessert, enjoy the unique float bar, featuring assorted varieties of soda pop with vanilla ice cream and the French macaroon display. Book your seat now; the cost is $150 a person with reservations required by December 23.

          Phone #: 288-1995, extension 135

•  Salt Creek Grille Hosts New Year's Eve Event - Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 with live music from the G3 Band, a free champagne toast and party favors at midnight, plus a special menu. RSVP for groups of 7 or more.
          Phone #: 222-9999

•  Vines Restaurant Hosts New Year's Eve Dinner - From 6pm to 10pm, ring in 2017 with a celebratory five-course menu and live music.
          Phone #: 678-4044

Every Sunday

•  Ventura County Certified Farmers Market - Held in the College of the Canyons (Parking Lot 5) at 8:30am, the VCCFMA markets bring you the freshest local fruits, vegetables, bakery items, eggs, nuts, honey, potted plants, cut flowers and more.
          Time: 8:30 AM
          Website: www.santa-clarita.com

Every Saturday

•  Old Town Newhall Farmer's Market - California farmers and specialty food purveyors come together each Saturday, rain or shine, to bring you the finest in fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, beginning at 8am in the Old Town Newhall Library parking lot.
          Time: 8:00 AM

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