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by Mayor Marsha McLean

Marsha McLean

Welcome to November! As we enjoy the Fall season, our thoughts turn to cooler weather and the holidays. If you enjoy keeping things close to home during this festive time of year, the City has some upcoming events that you and your family may find interesting. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Santa Clarita Marathon. The Marathon is conducted on City streets and also includes a half marathon and 5K run. If you've been looking for an opportunity to get involved with the Santa Clarita Marathon, but running isn't your speed, you and your family are invited to join me and members of the Santa Clarita City Council on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:15 a.m. for the 6th Annual Mayor's Walk.

Hosted as part of our Healthy Santa Clarita program, this three-mile walk is perfect for families, groups and teams. The course follows much of the 5K run course along paseos and City trails and ends at the official Marathon finish line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. To register for the Mayor's Walk or for more information about the annual Santa Clarita Marathon events and schedules, visit

On Saturday, November 14, come to the Old Town Newhall Library for the Literacy Festival being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Literacy Festival is sponsored by the City and offers many activities for the whole family. There will be hands-on activities such as exploring a life size chess game, trying your hand at engineering challenges, plus the chance to meet authors and listen to stories. The event will include food trucks, free books (for children up to 6th grade - while supplies last), and activities to take home. More information is available at

There are so many great programs and events happening in our City. I would like to encourage you to check them out on our community calendar available on the City’s website at

Thank you for your participation in our City. Feel free to email me directly at


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Last updated: 11/5/2015 1:47:07 PM