A Note From the Publishers – March 2019
Spring is in the air and we are hoping things will start warming up in the Santa Clarita Valley. The recent cold weather and rain certainly took us all by surprise! Springtime is also the time where our charity events come into bloom. To get you started, we feature two wonderful events on our cover but don’t stop there as there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!
Now in their 7th year, the SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off is a fun-filled family event. This year it will be held at the beautiful Oaks Club in Valencia. There will be over 45 locals, serving up their favorite chili, we challenge you to taste as much as you can. This year proceeds from the event will support two local charities, Shelter Hope Pet Shop and St. Bonnies Sanctuary/Lange Foundation. Judging includes both a People’s Choice Award and a Judges Choice Award. Bring your appetite on March 21.
Ready for a fun afternoon of sipping, strolling and savoring the sounds? Soroptimists of Greater Santa Clarita are happy to announce their 11th annual Wine Affair. A change in location this year will take this popular event to beautiful Old Town Newhall. Stroll from each location, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy some tasty bites while savoring the sounds of live music at each location. We wouldn’t miss this one!
On March 9 at West Creek Park, The Imago Dei School at Trinity Classical Academy host their 2nd annual Hope and a Future Run 1k, 5k, and 10k. With over 4,000 children in the Santa Clarita Valley diagnosed with developmental disability, 100 percent of money raised provides need-based scholarships for students to attend The Imago Dei School. This event is for the whole family with a fun Kids Zone, including bounce houses, face painting, activities and more!
For more information visit their website at homeandafuturerun.com.
Ladies—try not to miss the annual College of the Canyons’ Women’s Conference on March 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center. There will be an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions designed to help attendees find purpose, potential, passion and peace in their lives.
We are always in awe of the hundreds of volunteer hours given to our local non-profits, flip through the pages of our March issue to find many more events to not only support, but to enjoy and have a great time. In addition to news about our community’s latest events, this issue also features four guides to help you stay on top of the season.
Looking for a great local restaurant? Our ever-popular Dining Guide is on page 58. You will find our pick of over 15 restaurants each with their own distinct flavors. Our Ka-Ching! Tax Guide has all the information you’ll need to get your taxes done on time and without hassle. With so many opportunities for youth enrichment and study, the world of education and child care is becoming increasingly competitive, but our Kids and Education Camp Directory features programs that are a cut above the rest. Be sure to see what local education has to offer your children on page 88. To help round out your house and home, our Spring Home and Garden Directory offers a plethora of information about landscapers, home shopping retailers and contractors to help you make your space as fresh and vibrant as the season. Look for home inspiration on page 126.
We would like to wish you a very safe Saint Patrick’s Day and Happy Spring.
Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi
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