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Your Community: Sept. 26, 2012

Posted: September 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
A group gets ready for the Diabetes Walk on Sept. 26, 2011. A group gets ready for the Diabetes Walk on Sept. 26, 2011.
A group gets ready for the Diabetes Walk on Sept. 26, 2011.

Saturday, Sept. 29

The third annual Box City will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Bridgeport Park 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Benefit to raise money and awareness to help the homeless. Open to all ages. Info:,, 661-257-1699.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Grand opening of the new Old Town Newhall Library, hosted by the City of Santa Clarita. City Council to begin festivities with ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Accompanying street fair booths will host authors, games, activities, music, and food trucks. New 30,000 foot library boasts 135,000 publications, 68 public computers, private study spaces, and meeting rooms.

Info: 661-255-4903 or

Saturday, Oct. 6

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hosts its annual Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off with games, food and live music 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Admission is $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 7-14, free for children 6 and under. Proceeds benefit the Santa Clarita Special Olympics. Info: 661-294-6309 or

Sunday, Oct. 7

Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley hosts the ninth annual fundraiser: “Bras for a Cause 2012 – Salutes Our Hometown Heroes” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Oaks Grille, at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on beautifully decorated hand-made lingerie art and other silent auction items. Buffet lunch. Tickets: $65. Bra sponsors sought. Info: Patti Golding, 661-295-5786; 661-212-4338 or or Kaye Cruger, 661-200-1190 x31902; 661-263-1935 or

Saturday, Oct. 13

This year, more than 1,200 area residents will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This year’s event will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mann Biomedical Park, 25141 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia. The one-day signature fundraising walk benefits the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To register or learn more, call or email Lori Blumenthal at 661-295-0081 or Also, those interested in learning more about diabetes or registering online may visit

Saturday, Oct. 13

The Boy Scouts of America will host its Seventh Annual Santa Clarita Valley Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner. Event recognizes those who honor the code of conduct demonstrated in the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Public welcome. Info: 661-284-6330 or

Sunday, Oct. 21

“Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds” at the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s fifth annual The Wine Affair. The event will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Valencia Town Center. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 one week prior to the event. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are available online at, or may be purchased by sending a check to SIGSCV, Attention: The Wine Affair, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1350.


Upcoming Events By Date


ALS support group meeting

Support groups provided by the ALS Association to meet Saturday, Oct. 6 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Pkwy. Mettings directed towards ALS patients, their family and friends. Free of charge.

Info: 818-865-8067

Wish foundation ‘Starry Night Event

Inaugural fundraising event on Oct. 13 to benefit all students within the William S. Hart Union High School district. Evening show to feature celebrity guests from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol.  Special Guest Master of Ceremonies will be ‘That’s so Raven’ star Kyle Massey. General admission is $40, VIP tickets $100. Tickets on sale online at

Info: 661-799-9474 or

‘Pride in the Lake Day’ at Castaic Lake

The Friends of Castaic Lake will hold a “Pride in the Lake Day” the second Saturday of every month (this month Oct. 13). Meet at the boat ramp at the Castaic lagoon at 9 a.m. and pick up trash until 11 a.m., followed by free hot dogs and chips for volunteers. Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Groups and school community service students who need hours welcome.


Run Against Hunger

benefits Food Pantry

The annual Run Against Hunger to benefit The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will be held 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 28. Cost: Adults: Pre-Registration $20 Day of Race $25 Location: Newhall Park/South Fork Trail, 24923 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Entry fees: Kiddie Run: $10. Over 60 Under 12: Pre-Registration $15, day of race $20; adults: Pre-Registration $20, day of race $25.

Info: Event Coordinator: Linda Lott at or visit

Sunset in the

Vineyard wine tasting

Jeannie, Chris and Tim Carpenter will host Sunset in the Vineyard Sunday, Nov. 4 2-5 p.m. Wine from private vineyards and food will be served. Live music and entertainment. Raffles and prizes. Proceeds benefit Assistance League programs, including Operation School Bell in the SCV. Info and tickets: Jeannie Carpenter 805-341-3063 or


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