French novelist, Marcel Proust, wrote “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Show your appreciation this Mother’s Day by honoring your mother and showing her your appreciation for all the wonderful things she has done for you.
We are thrilled that the Dancing With Our Stars event was a success, raising over $78,000! All of Moe’s hard work paid off as he salsa’d his way to the number one spot raising the most money for the Santa Clarita Senior Center. We are so proud of you, Moe!
May is proving to be another busy month for Santa Clarita as there are many events going on. Starting off the month will be the 21st Annual Taste of the Town event on Sunday, May 3 to benefit the Child & Family Center. For details, see page 53.
We are so excited that the first Santa Clarita Valley Ladies in Business Conference is finally here! After months of preparation, we are pleased to present the May 15 event at the Hyatt Valencia. You won’t want to miss out on the day’s event as you will have the opportunity to meet So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe, Susan Beavers of Two and a Half Men and all the other wonderful and accomplished guest speakers. For more details about the Conference, see page 17.
Be sure and support our hospital and get ready for tee time, as Frontier Toyota and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host their 36th Annual “Drive Safe” Golf Classic on Saturday, May 16. You won’t want to miss out on the helicopter golf-ball-drop and win a potential $50,000 prize! See our cover story on the opposite page for more information.
Also on May 16 is the Fight It! 5K hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees. This competitive run/walk will take place through Central Park and will benefit the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund to help provide financial relief for cancer patients. Turn to page 22 for more information.
For all you animal lovers, the Santa Clarita Valley’s Pet & Family Expo is set to take place on Saturday, May 9, at College of the Canyons Valencia Campus. Meet The Dog Whisperer himself, as Cesar Millan will be making a special guest appearance. Details of the event are on page 18.
Get your taste buds ready for the SCV Wine Classic on Saturday, May 30 at the Cal Arts main gallery. Indulge in great wine and gourmet food, as this annual event will benefit the Student Symphonic Orchestra Program at College of the Canyons. For ticket and event information, see page 21.
Come out and support the American Cancer Society, as they will be hosting their annual Relay For Life “Celebrating 25 Years of Hope”. This two-day event will start on Saturday May 30 and take place until Sunday May 31 at Central Park. Details are on page 23.
This month in our “Meet the Merchants” feature, we are spotlighting the businesses that make their home on Centre Pointe Parkway. Check out the merchants on page 40, and remember to shop locally.
Don’t forget to check out our five page Medical Guide beginning on page 163, bringing you over 100 medical professionals to choose from.
And if you’re in the mood for dining out, check out our Dining and Entertainment Guide for a great night out, beginning on page 69.
And finally, the last Monday of this month marks Memorial Day. Take a moment to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during their military service for our country, and for those who are currently fighting for many of the freedoms we enjoy today.
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Articles - This Issue
- 36th Annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo "Drive Safe" Golf Classic Supports the ER
- Ladies In Business Conference 2009
- A Note From the Publishers - May 2009
- The Santa Clarita Ballet To Perform June 20
- Kai's Courageous Spirit
- "A Return to a Simpler Time"
- Summer's the Season to Celebrate 10 Years of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale
- ZOE Teaches "Men" to "Fish"
- FLY "Over the Rainbow" with ESCAPE's Production of The Wizard of Oz
- Excitement Grows for Pet Expo USA