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Posted: October 30, 2009 10:22 p.m.
Updated: October 31, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Harvest party

Who: NewLife Assembly of God
What: Free Harvest Party, a safe, fun place for kids and their families with games, candy, food and door prizes
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31
Where: 27053 Honby Avenue, Canyon Country  
Contact: (661) 251-2770 or visit

Way Out West Fest

Who: The Church On The Way Santa Clarita
What: Way Out West Fest where kids can receive treats as they visit trunks of cars hosted by church members. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in either western attire or something other than costumes intended to scare.
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31
Where: 23415 Cinema Drive, Valencia
Contact: (661) 291-6000

Harvest Hangtime

Who: Grace Baptist Church
What: Harvest Hangtime with free carnival style activities, booths and food
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31
Where: 22833 Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 296-8737

Alternative Gift Fair

Who: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Alternative Gift Fair offers a way to avoid stressful shopping while simultaneously giving you an opportunity to select creative, purposeful gifts. Twice as many organizations are participating this year, including SCV Food Pantry, Angel Interfaith Network, New Leash on Life, Ten Thousand Villages, Hillside Homes for Children and Episcopal Relief and Development.
“The Alternative Gift Fair is a different kind of shopping experience,” says Mary Jo Higginbotham, chairperson of the event. “It’s a non-profit response to consumerism, in a festival, market booth setting. The gifts you purchase always fit because they revolve around your loved ones and the issues you care about.”
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 and noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 8
Where: Spurling Hall at 24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 259-7307

Joy women’s study

Who: Grace Baptist Church
What: Joy of Living Bible Study for women; an interdenominational, in-depth study of God’s word in an informal, small group setting. Join in for a 28-week study of Genesis. Child care available for ages 0 through 5 years-old.
When: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday
Where: Grace Baptist Church at 22833 Copper Hill Drive in Saugus
Contact: Fran Padgett at (661) 254-1039

Friendly Valley Service

Who: The Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist)
What: Pastor Stan Fix will present a meditation titled, “Don’t Underestimate What You Can Do.” Also, Christian Service Awards, recognizing service rendered to Friendly Valley Church.
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: 19246 Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Blessed Kateri open house
Who: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish
What: Community Open House: Come see Santa Clarita Valley’s newest church. Docent led tours, Indian games and jewelry making. Free fun, food and entertainment for the whole family for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22
Where: 22508 Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita
Contact: Paul Jacques at (661) 713-6716 or visit

Early holiday boutique

Who: Newhall Church of the Nazarene
What: Holiday boutique. Plan to see tables full of jewelry, cosmetics, blankets, purses, candles, collectibles, baked goods and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14
Where: 23857 The Old Road off the I-5, south of Calgrove
Contact: (661) 259-5272

Sharing grief
Who: Care Ministry at Grace Baptist Church
What: Surviving the Holidays seminar which is free and open to the community. The holidays are a time when the difficult emotions of grief hit even harder. People need guidance and encouragement to make it through.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Dec. 9
Where: 22833 Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 296-8737


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