Upcoming Events In Santa Clarita

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Feb. 27 – March 5, 2012

National Pancake Day

1. What: National Pancake Day – Flip for FREE Pancakes!
When: Feb. 28, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Various IHOP locations

Since the first National Pancake Day was celebrated in 2006, IHOP has raised almost $8 million to support local charities. On Feb. 28, all guests are invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy free Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to donate money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

For more info: www.ihoppancakeday.com

R.K. Downs Jazz Fest
R.K. Downs Jazz Festival

2. What: R.K. Downs Jazz Festival
When: Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School

The RK Downs Jazz Festival was established as a recognition and appreciation of Robert K. Downs, a music educator who laid the foundation for the quality music programs in the William. S. Hart District and College of the Canyons. Today, this festival brings together high school jazz bands to play in a friendly atmosphere. Formerly held at COC, The R.K. Downs Jazz Festival remains free and open to the public.

For more info: contact Brian Leff, Director of Jazz Studies, by email at bleff@hartdistrict.org or call 661-222-1220, ext. 645

Art Exhibition
The Expansive Vision of Hans Burkhardt

3. What: Art Exhibit: The Expansive Vision of Hans Burkhardt (Drawings of an American Master)
When: from now until March 1st, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: College of Canyons Valencia Campus, Mentry Hall Art Gallery

About the artist: Hans Burkhardt (1904 – 1994) was an immigrant from Switzerland and was associated with The New York School and the birth of Abstract Expressionism. In 1937 he moved to Los Angeles creating an art bridge between New York and Los Angeles. Burkhardt’s contribution to the modern art in Los Angeles cannot be denied and is now being fully recognized.

For more info: visit website.

Farmers Market
Old Town Newhall Farmers' Market

4. What: Farmers’ Market
When: March 1st, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Old Town Newhall, Main Street

Spring is almost here and it brings the Old Town Newhall Farmers’ Market again! The market will be open every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend Thursday evenings strolling through the colorful, open air market. Take family and friends and come for the live entertainment, share a quick meal and shop for healthy produce and flowers.

For more info: call 661-250-3787 or visit Farmers’ Market Newhall.

business meeting
Valley Industry Association Business to Business Conference and Industry Show

5. What: Valley Industry Association Business to Business Conference and Industry Show
When: March 1st, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia

Annual Business to Business Conference & Industry Show. It includes exhibits, keynote address, breakout sessions and luncheon.
For more info: contact Kathy Norris kathy@via.org or 661-294-8088.

Vasquez Rocks
Vazquez Rocks

6. What: Birds of Prey Presentation
When: March 1st, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, Agua Dulce

If you have time and desire to visit a wild area in Santa Clarita Valley, this is where you must go. It is easy to access, easy to climb and these mountains are a favorite to photograph. The rangers offer guided hikes and animal presentations. Vasquez Rocks has been the location of numerous television programs, music videos, and feature films. It’s a great fun!

For more info: call 661-268-0840.

Jimmy Carnelli
Jimmy Carnelli at the Repertpry East Playhouse

7. What: Live at the REP: Jimmy Carnelli
When: March 2, 2012, 7 p.m. reception / 8 p.m. show
Where: Repertory East Playhouse

This Friday Only! Join Jimmy Carnelli and friends for an intimate performance of classic songs from some of famous names in history! From the Rat Pack to old standards of yesteryear, Jimmy will keep your toes-a-tapping all night long.
For more info: visit website.

Film Fest
Friday Night Film Festival

8. What: Friday Night Film Festival
When: March 2, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Where: College of Canyons’ Valencia Campus, Hasley Hall, Room 101

Join COC’s Cinema Room as they screen award winning, thought-provoking films. An introduction will take place before the film and a discussion of the film will follow.

This Friday – “Another Earth” (2011)
Film Summary: Shortly after a strange, Earth-like planet is discovered, gifted astrophysics student Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) accidentally slams her car into the vehicle of John Burroughs (William Mapother), killing his family. After some time, Rhoda and John begin an unlikely romance. But Rhoda starts to wonder what would happen if she could actually visit the new planet in director Mike Cahill’s romantic sci-fi drama.

For more info: Gary Peterson – gary.peterson@canyons.edu.

SCV Mindful Meditation

9. What: SCV Mindful Meditation Group
When: Date: March 3rd, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: SCVi Charter School – Multi Purpose Room

Here people practice different meditation techniques each week and then discuss their experiences. Mindful meditation reduces stress and gives the person a sense of calm, peace and balance. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Donation only, no preregistration.
For more info: contact Gary Sanders by 818-693-6843.

Wine Fest
Santa Clarita Wine Festival at Bridgeport Valencia

10. What: Santa Clarita Wine Fest
When: March 3rd, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Bridgeport Marketplace, Valencia

The 2nd Annual Santa Clarita Wine Festival returns to SCV on March 3, 2012 with over 400 wines, spirits and brews with a collection of gourmet foods. You will be able to degust wine and food pairings, scotch and more. Also you will enjoy live music, local restaurants, food trucks and hand-chosen wines at the VIP Event. The event benefits the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.

For more info: Santa Clarita Wine Fest. 2012

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