ANotefrom1We hope you’ve got a full closet of cocktail attire because September is going to be a busy month! Santa Clarita’s lineup of community events is full with some of the hottest events of the year! The Michael Hoefflin Foundation gears up for a longtime community favorite. The much-adored 21st Annual Evening Under the Stars fundraiser promises to deliver more of the top-notch entertainment, heartfelt community stories, and jaw-dropping auction items from years past.

The event kicks off Saturday, September 19, at 6 p.m. at Robinson Ranch Golf Club. We hope to see you on the 18th hole!
Bringing you another chance to sip and socialize in the open air, Cocktails On the Roof promises signature drinks and food pairings served atop the Macy’s parking structure. Inventive lounge seating and decorative greenery make for a wonderful setting to take in the Santa Clarita skyline. Join the WiSH Education Foundation on Friday, September 18 from 8-11 p.m.
If laughter really is the best medicine, SCV Youth Project’s Comics For the Cause is sure to cure just about any of your woes. This year’s all-star lineup includes Maz Jabroni, Craig Shoemaker, and Cristela Alonzo. Catch these comic celebrities at the PAC on September 15.
That’s not the only PAC show you should catch in September. The Santa Clarita Ballet Company has a beautiful rendition of “The Sleeping Beauty” featuring professional and para-professional dancers. Come watch true love win on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.
Before we celebrate our local non-profits, however, let’s take the time to commemorate the fallen on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 with HandsOn Santa Clarita’s 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Friday’s programming starts with a commemoration ceremony and volunteer rally at Westfield Valencia Town Center from 5-8 p.m.
September sweetens up with the 12th Annual Bras for a Cause “Your Support is Sweet” annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Set at the Bridgeport Clubhouse, the event starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. Guests can bid on custom-designed theme bras, adorned on live models for the evening. Proceeds will benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center and Circle of Hope, Inc., so don’t wait until October to join the fight against breast cancer!
If fast-paced exercise is more your speed, the Santa Clarita Century brings all new fun and challenging courses for 25, 50 and 100 mile rides. Guests can enjoy bands, barbecue and a craft beer garden at this Saturday, September 19 event at Mann Biomedical Park.
Making a splash this September is the much-anticipated Rubber Ducky Festival benefitting Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers. Cheer on the classic bath-time toys as they slide and swim to the finish line on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The grand prize is $2,500 this year, so we hope you and your ducky have been training for the big race!
With a night of Bunco, dinner and a no-host bar, the only thing that won’t be a roll of the dice is the guarantee of a fun evening! The Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley is hosting its annual Bunco Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center. This year’s “Jamaican Fun” theme is sure to be a blast.
Once you’ve had your fill of community fun, you may need a little R&R at home. Make your space your sanctuary with our Home & Garden Directory. And for those still in the midst of wedding season, we have a Bridal Guide that features local professionals you can trust to make your big day the perfect day.
Have you heard? élite Magazine’s Ultimate Ladies in Business Awards is heating up! Votes are flooding in to make this one our biggest contests yet. We currently have more than 6,000 votes, and each one is a testament to the power and influence of our beloved Santa Clarita businesswomen! Thank you for pouring your time and hearts into our community; we can’t wait to see who wins!
On an unfortunate note, Santa Clarita lost a beloved husband and father, and the community grieves his passing. Jeff Percy was one of five people who died in a mid-air plane crash over San Diego on August 16. Friends of the family are invited to attend Jeff’s service at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary on Saturday, August 29 at 1 p.m. There will be a celebration of life at Westridge Clubhouse to follow that evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Percy family during this difficult time.

Until next time,
Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi