Pardon my disappearance for the past week - my mother has been visiting and I've been doing double duty as a hostess and still doing my day job. It's been a wonderful visit but I'm exhausted and I still have the dreaded drive to the airport tomorrow.
Just wanted to mention that the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is this weekend. It should be a fantastic event and the weather looks to cooperate fully. I'm not sure if I'll make it this year, but I'm going to try.
There's some fun auxiliary events going on too. Tomorrow night (Thursday night) there is a downtown party in Newhall. Part of the "Senses" program, a monthly city festival, this one of course celebrates the cowboy festival. This year they are going to be inducting two stars onto the Walk of Western Stars: Glenn Ford, posthumously, and Joel Cox.
Glenn Ford's movie career spanned seven decades starring in such western classics as The Fastest Gun Alive, 3:10 to Yuma, and Cimarron. Joel Cox is an Academy Award winning editor for the film Unforgiven, and has edited notable western films such as The Wild Bunch, Pale Rider, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. Mr. Cox will be present for the unveiling, and Mr. Ford will be represented by his son, Peter.
Senses is free and runs from 7 PM to 11 PM on Main Street in Newhall.
Another cool event is the "Glenn Ford – His life and Movies with Peter Ford" event, at the Repertory East Playhouse 24266 Main St. in Old Town Newhall. Peter Ford, son Glenn Ford will host a viewing of Glenn's movie, "The Rounders" and a discussion afterwards of his father's life and movie career. It's a 3:00 p.m. on Friday and tickets are $15.
There are a bunch of other activities going on: just go to the schedule page at the Cowboy Festival web site.