Calendar of Events: April 7th to April 20th, 2019

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Mondays, 10 a.m. Join Barnes & Noble every Monday morning at 10 a.m. for a special Toddler Storytime at the Children’s Stage. Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2642

Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Developed by Kaufman Foundation and based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the free weekly 1 Million Cups event is designed to educate, engage, and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. American Family Funding, 28368 Constellation Rd., No. 398. Info: 1millioncups.com/santaclarita

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Drop in to Pocock Brewery weekly trivia night with Trivia with Budds. Trivia night.The weekly night also includes a rotating selection of food trucks. Pocock Brewing Company, 24907 Ave. Tibbitts, Ste B, Santa Clarita Info: triviawithbudds.com/trivia-locations

Thursdays, 6 p.m. Come to the Canyon Club every Thursday for an 18+ night of line dancing lessons and county music presented by Borderline Bar & Grill. Canyon Club, 24201 Valencia Blvd., No. 1351, Santa Clarita. Info: wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-santa-clarita/#

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. California farmers and specialty food purveyors come together each Saturday, rain or shine, to bring you a farmers’ market with the finest in fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, including organic, baked goods, flowers, herbs, cheeses and prepared foods. The market offers patrons a chance to come face to face with their food source. Old Town Newhall, 24500 Main St., Newhall. Info: oldtownnewhall.com/old-town-newhall-farmers-market

Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to noon Each weekend, the Gibbon Center is open to the public and a tour is given at roughly 10 a.m., no reservations are required. $15 Adults, $12 Teens & Students, $10 Seniors, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free. 19100 Esguerra Road, Santa Clarita. Info: gibboncenter.org

Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grab the young’uns and mosey on up the hill in William S. Hart Park to the glorious hilltop mansion, where you can not only take a free guided tour, but your young ones can have some free craftin’ fun! The event is free. 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.Info: (661) 254-4584, hartmuseum.org

Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Every Saturday night, we find a great group of Gourmet Food Trucks to get together and create community fun in the Santa Clarita Valley.  The food trucks rotate so that each week, there are different options of food to try. Tables & Chairs are provided & it is handicap accessible. There is a grassy knoll to picnic on, fly kites or Frisbee. 26573 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/foodtrucksaturday/

Sundays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop and save every Sunday at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet! Hundreds of vendors selling new merchandise, collectibles, plants, home decor, clothing, tools and so much more! Live entertainment, food trucks and good cheer every week!  $2 admission. 22500 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: saugusspeedway.com/content/Meet-our-Swap-Meets.aspx

Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Come out and try one of the fastest growing sports in Santa Clarita. Dragon boating has over 2000 years of history behind it but here in Santa Clarita it is still relatively new at about 4 years old. The community is invited to Castaic’s lower lake to give dragon boating a try. All equipment and parking will be provided free. All ages are welcome from 9 years old and up. Castaic Lake Recreation, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr., Castaic, California. For more information please call 213-447-5707 or visit teamdragoneyes.my-free.website/

FF Sundays, 10 a.m. tp 2p.m. Come hug the cows, give the pig’s tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn! Donation: Adults $22, Kids $12. Tickets are nonrefundable but rain checks are available upon request. The Gentle Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita. Info: gentlebarn.org/california/

Sundays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop and save every Sunday at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet! Hundreds of vendors selling new merchandise, collectibles, plants, home decor, clothing, tools and so much more! Live entertainment, food trucks and good cheer every week!  $2 admission. 22500 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: saugusspeedway.com/content/Meet-our-Swap-Meets.aspx

Second Sunday of the Month, 5 p.m. The SCV Blues Society hosts a monthly Blues Jam with a featured host band and guest artists. Some of the best musicians around often join in on the jam.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the show. Food and a full bar are available. All ages are welcome. Come hungry, come thirsty and bring your dancing shoes. Host bands start at 5pm, open jam starts at 5:45pm. There is a $7 entry fee at the door – $5 for current members. American Legion Post 507 24527 Spruce Street, Newhall. Info: scvblues.com

Third Thursday of the month, 7-10 p.m. The wildly popular SENSES Block Party brings live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October.  Grab a drink from the on street bar (hosted by 8th and Rail, El Trocadero, The Junction or Newhall Refinery), dance the night away to high energy performers, and order a bite from the food trucks or local restaurants. Don’t miss this fun and festive adult setting right here in Santa Clarita. Main Street and Market Street, Santa Clarita. thursdaysatnewhall.com/senses/

EVENTS BY DATE

Thursday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. Come to a reception and show honoring the 2019 Walk of Western Stars recipients, James Drury, star of The Virginian, Robert Fuller, Western character actor known for his roles in Laramie and Wagon Train, and Dan White, known for his role as the antagonist in numerous B Westerns. Dinner will be served followed by a montage of clips of the honorees, and a short question and answer session with each inductee, or a representative, in attendance. Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Info: cowboyfestival.org/schedule/unveiling

Friday, April 12, 2-5 p.m. A family, at one time torn apart by an abusive father, must now try to mend itself as the mother slides deeper into dementia. The years apart and the secrets they keep, create a divide between two brothers that seems impossible to span. “Appaloosa” will also perform Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 12-20. Tickets for adults cost $20, $15 for seniors and students. The MAIN, 24266 Main Street, Newhall. More info: (661) 290-2255.

Friday April 12, 6:30-9 p.m. Join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening of western swing music and dance with returning Cowboy Festival performers Cow Bop. This group is known for mixing swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun for an electric performance. The band’s collective experience crosses the spectrum of American music – from the hottest jazz and the coolest swing to the most down-home honky-tonk. The Cowboy Dance, held at Hart Hall inside William S. Hart Park, begins at 7:00 p.m. with dance lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20, beer and wine will be available for purchase. William S. Hart Park. 24151 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita. Info: cowboyfestival.org

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Santa Clarita’s rich Western heritage takes center stage each year at the Cowboy Festival. This year marks the 26th annual event with the sights, sounds, and smells of Cowboy life as performers serenade, vendors serve up Dutch Oven treats and attendees shop for merchandise that celebrates the past with the flair of today. William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita Info: cowboyfestival.org

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Learn the art and sport of mounted archery at Gilchrist Farm. Instruction available for first timers through advanced/competitive riders.  Ride our horses or bring your own for some fine tuning, training or just plain fun! $45 for first class, $40 per additional class. Gilchrist Farms, 30116 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: gilchristfarm.com/mounted-archery-program

FF Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Santa Clarita Valley Escrow Association will host their 6th Annual Grill Master Challenge to benefit the SCV Youth Project. Grillers will be serving their choice of meat. General public will vote for the title of People’s Choice and a guest professional judge will vote for the official winner of Grill Master. $10 ages 4-9, $30 ages 10 and up. Wolf Creek Brewery, 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia. Info: helpnothassle.org.

FF Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Week of the Young Child by coming to Play Day at College of the Canyons. Treat yourself and your child to four hours of free, age-appropriate and stimulating outdoor play including face painting, sensory, art, drum circles, obstacle courses, and so so so much more! 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: Wendy Ruiz (661) 362-3333, [email protected].

Saturday, April 13, 7 a.m. to noon Come to the Annual Castaic Dam Run and Gnome Festival” at Castaic Lake for a Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Gnome Parade. Fun for the family, friends and a Free Pancake Breakfast too. Rain or shine, no run day registration, and pre-day pickup of bibs, shirts, goodies and bag. Children age 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Stroller and Wheelchair Accessible. Dogs are allowed at Castaic Lake but are not covered by insurance for the run course. Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive Castaic. Info: active.com

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Polka Dot Roadshow Mercantile and Art Fair will hold its spring 2019 roadshow  which focuses on providing a variety of local, handmade sellers that offer unique, fun, quality and handmade products. 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Valencia. Info: thepolkadotroadshow.com

Sunday, April 14, 1-5 p.m. Come visit Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, a 250-acre film lot, complete with a Baghdad set, Mission-style church, and U.S. Army base. Tucked into the hills of Santa Clarita, it has been the backdrop for American Sniper, JAG, True Blood, Iron Man, and dozens of other productions. Come along as SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens guide you to this fascinating film ranch that has never been open to the public! Please note that due to the nature of this venue it is not ADA compliant. This tour has extensive walking and patrons are required to wear closed toe walking shoes. Attendees will depart from the Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site. 20000 Blue Cloud Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: cowboyfestival.org

Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. Otto Stürcke will conduct a pastel demonstration at the meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA). Primarily self-taught, Stürcke joined the U.S. Marine Corps in hopes of attaining financial aid to attend an art college.  Working as an illustrator helped him hone many techniques and he found pastels to be his principal medium of choice.In recent years, Stürcke has garnered recognition and awards for his works. This event is free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble Valencia 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info:  Olga Kaczmar (661) 254-5267, santaclaritaartists.org

Monday, April 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Join Pinot’s Palette for the first “Makeup & Moscato Monday” with Melanie Cristescu of WonderMel Beauty. Learn the secrets to your perfect Smokey Eye while sipping on your favorite wine.  Each reservation will be entered into a raffle for a free set of makeup brushes. Seating is limited! 25850 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Info: pinotspalette.com/valencia

Thursday, April 18, 7-10 p.m. Come to the free art reception at The MAIN for “Reality Optional: The Unhinged Wit of Phil Althouse.” This exhibit features digital artwork from Los Angeles based artist Phil Althouse who is fascinated by the challenge of telling a story and injecting humor and theatrical timing into a single still image. Guests attending this free reception will enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet the artist. The exhibit is on display from April 17 to May 12 at The MAIN. 24266 Main Street., Newhall. Info: Diana Shaw at [email protected] or (661) 645-0231, atthemain.org

Friday, April 19, 6 p.m. Here’s your chance to see those unique arthouse films that you might have missed in the theater. Host and moderator Gary Peterson will discuss film details; all screenings are free and open to the public. This screening will feature “The Sisters Brothers” at 6 p.m. and “Sorry to Bother You” at 8 p.m. College of the Canyons, Hasley Hall, Room 101,  26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita Info: [email protected], canyons.edu/Offices/HumanitiesDiv/Pages/FridayNightFilms.aspx

Friday, April 19, 6-10 p.m.  Come to the “A Night of Comedy – Circle of Hope Fundraiser”

and enjoy a night of laughter and great food with family, friends and strangers. All proceeds benefit Circle of Hope. Included in each ticket is a comedy show, Mediterranean dinner buffet, dessert buffet, giveaways, bottomless non-alcoholic beverages, and a cash bar. Creative and fun cocktail attire. $75, No tickets will be sold at the door, advanced purchase only. The Oaks Club at Valencia 26550 Heritage View Lane Valencia.

FF Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Gilchrist Farm for a celebration of Spring!  Enjoy baby animals-goats, chicks, piglets and more!   Listen to live music, eat great food, shop fantastic local vendors selling handcrafted & unique items, create spring farm crafts.  Take a picture with the Easter Bunny or one of our friendly real bunnies! We’ll have pony rides, horseback rides, wagon rides to enjoy the spring color and green grass surrounding the farm, our new farm train, water balloon launch, archery, roping, butterfly release at noon, free pig races at 2PM and 4PM and our fabulous egg hunts at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 30116 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: gilchristfarm.com

FF Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Come celebrate Spring and Easter at the Sanctuary. We will be planting flowers, loving our baby animals and there will be an Easter Egg hunt for the kids! $5 donation per kid (5 egg limit) which will go towards our rescue animals! Other activities: include face painting and vegan lunch for $5 each and building a fairy garden herb planter for $15. Limit 50 tickets only. Sanctuary Animal Assisted Therapy, 27662 Rolling Hills Road, Canyon Country. Info: sanctuaryaat.org

Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Come to the Canyon High Cowboys Softball Cornhole Fundraiser! Registration begins at 11:30am, Tourney starts at noon. Ages 10 and up can play. Everyone plays at least 4 games. The top 8 teams after all have played 4 rounds will go into the playoffs (games to 21 points or 10 minutes, whichever comes first). $40 per person, $80 per team. Registration is limited to 75 teams or 150 people so don’t wait to register.Wolf Creek Brewery 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita. Info: longshotcornhole.com/events/canyon-country-cowboys-cornhole-fundraiser

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