Mondays, 10 a.m. Join Barnes & Noble every Monday morning at 10am 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! Set up right outside the Mansion’s back door, on the covered back patio, is the new weekly Crafterday Saturday craft table! The young ones can try their hands at simple crafts like making their own totem poles, designing their own rope art, making their own dreamcatchers and much more. 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 and chairs are provided and it is handicap accessible. There is a grassy knoll to picnic on, fly kites or Frisbee. 26573 Carl Boyer Drive, 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 Road, Santa Clarita. Info: saugusspeedway.com/content/Meet-our-Swap-Meets.aspx
Sunday, 7:30-9:30 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. For more information please call 213-447-5707 or visit teamdragoneyes.my-free.website/
FF Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.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/
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 3rd Thursday from March to October. Race through Main Street with Mario and Luigi at the Super Nintendo Party on Thursday, May 16 from 7-10 p.m. Be sure to come dressed as your favorite Nintendo character and enjoy the sights and sounds of iconic video games! While you are there, be sure to grab your favorite drink from the on street bar hosted by The Junction. Main St., Newhall. Info: thursdaysatnewhall.com/senses/
EVENTS BY DATE
Sunday, May 12, 3-4:15 p.m. Cavort Theatre’s newest work, “The Universe (101)” is the product of an original script and features many magical and mental effects to wow audiences, drawing some critics to compare the show with the likes of Steve Martin, The Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, Monty Python and Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Cavort Theatre is an award-winning UK company, the creator of the 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe and London Horror festival “The Devil Without.” Cost of admission will be $15. The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Newhall. Info: To purchase tickets, go to atthemain.org/tickets/.
Thursday, May 16, 7-9 a.m. As a friendly competition among businesses in the City of Santa Clarita, the Bike to Work Day Challenge is a way for each employer to see if they can get the most employees to bike to work. Each lead rider is required to submit a list of cyclists who rides or pledge each rider online. These names will be entered into the City’s raffle for prizes, which include KHS bicycles, gift certificates, quality cycling gear, movie tickets and more. The City has teamed up with Bicycle Johns, Valley Bicycles and Performance Cyclery to host citywide bicycle pit stops, including at City Hall, Bouquet Junction, South Fork Trail City Public Works Yard and Campy Plenty. Info: Submit cyclists’ names to Laura Jardine at (661) 255-4376 or at [email protected].
Thursday, May 16, 9-10:30 a.m. Meet with local female business owners in a mastermind-type meeting on accountability for goal setting. Women in Touch is a group of women who personally and psychologically support fellow women. Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia. Info: To attend, contact Jennifer Ramos at (661) 755-2545.
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 Another unique event brought to you by the WiSH Education Foundation and Eve Bushman, Wine On the Roof…Dine On the Roof is an opportunity to taste brand new wines curated specifically for the event by local wine connoisseur Steve Lemley. This promises to be an evening worth remembering as you join us for a multi course, sit down meal provided by your local favorite chefs. Tickets are on sale for $125 per guest, guests must be 21 years old or older. Westfield Valencia Town Center, Macy’s parking garage 24201 West Valencia Blvd, Valencia. Info: For tickets and more information, visit wisheducationfoundation.org.
Thursday, May 16, 7-10 p.m. The Santa Clarita community is invited to the latest art exhibit reception for “Unstill Life” by Ralph Massey. Massey has been creating art for over six decades. His art has been featured in over 200 exhibitions and galleries including LACMA, Petersen Automotive Museum, Phyllis Stein Gallery, SOHO Gallery, O’Brien Gallery, Los Angeles Art Association Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Art, and many others. Admission is free. The MAIN 24266 Main St., Newhall. Info: Visit atthemain.org.
Friday, May 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join the Silvertone Singers for a musical “Trip to the Zoo.” Guests will hear renditions of such perennial favorites as “At the Zoo,” “Big Blue Frog,” “Abba-Dabba Honeymoon,” “Alley Cat,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Hound Dog.” Each song will be accompanied by a corresponding PowerPoint with pets to make the zoo excursion a virtual reality. Admission is free. Bella Vida Senior Center, Grand Banquet Hall 27180 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: Contact Robin Clough at (661) 259-9444 or [email protected]
Saturday, May 18, 7-10:45 a.m. The city of Santa Clarita will host the start for the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races of the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The men and women competing in the Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will race through the streets of Santa Clarita before waving goodbye as they push toward the overall finish line in Pasadena. 24201 West Valencia Blvd, Valencia. Info: Visit santaclaritatourofca.com
Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to noon Open to the entire community, the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support and a walk that unites the community — a time to acknowledge the ways suicide and mental illness have affected lives and loved ones. Register or check in at 8 a.m., or register beforehand at afsp.org/santaclarita. College of the Canyons, Cougar Stadium 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: For more details, contact Dawnel DeRubeis at [email protected].
Saturday, May 18, 1-2 p.m. In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Canyon Country Library is screening the film “To Climb a Gold Mountain,” a cultural and educational film about the Asian Community in Southern California. 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: Visit santaclaritalibrary.com.
Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m. The 2019 SCV Relay For Life promises to be a fun event with the theme, “Game Over, Cancer!” Our teams will be decorating their campsites as popular board games, video games and more. There will be lots of games to play too, so bring the kids. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: Visit scvrelay.org [email protected].
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m to 7:15 p.m. An annual jazz festival, Super Jazz at the Ranch was created by noted music educator Bob Babko to bring professional and student musicians together. Highlights of the day include a performance by the Jacob Mann Trio, featuring three of LA’s top young jazz talents. Pasadena City College’s Brian Carmody will lead the Hart District Jazz “All-Stars,” a group composed of some of the most talented jazz students from around the William S. Hart Union High School District. All day general admission is $10, and admission for students and seniors is $7 West Ranch High School 26255 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita. Info: For additional information, contact director of jazz studies Brian Leff at [email protected].
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Friends of Hart Park presents its seventh annual Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show, with both handmade and commercial art & crafts. Admission and parking for this event are free. William S. Hart Regional Park 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall Info: The show will be located at Hart Hall, next to one of the park entrances and parking lots.
Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guide Dogs of America will hold their 15th annual Ride for Guides motorcycle ride. The ride will start in Sylmar in the morning and make its way through Santa Clarita. An event featuring poker, raffles and a barbecue lunch will be held afterwards. Registration on May 10 will be $40, while rates after May 10 will go up to $45 per person. 3479 Glenoaks Blvd, Sylmar. Info: To purchase tickets, go to guidedogsofamerica.org/event/RFG19.
Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. Courtroom illustrator Bill Robles will talk at the Santa Clarita Artists Association The 1970 Charles Manson trial launched a career as a television news courtroom artist, and has resulted in a long succession of high profile trials. Robles’ illustrations include the trials of Patricia Hearst, Rodney King, O.J. Simpson, Oklahoma City Bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, Michael Jackson, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner and Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. Barnes and Noble 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: Visit santaclaritaartists.org for more details.
Thursday, May 23, 7-9 p.m. Note by Note is a music showcase presenting audiences with a variety of genres at this free evening of fun. Each month, bands, duos, and soloists will play their own blends of music for your listening pleasure. This May will feature the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra – Guitar Orchestra, Christopher Ramirez and Austin Jons and the Immortals. Admission is free. The MAIN 24266 Main St., Newhall. Info: For more details, visit thursdaysatnewhall.com/notebynote/.
Saturday, May 25, 8-10 p.m. Soundcheck is back with an acoustic-filled performance, setting the stage for an intimate night. During her time as a performer, Sabina Estrella Arias explored the intersections of music traditions from different cultures, and has performed around the world and draws inspiration from Mesoamerican culture. Sleepy Valley is a 4-piece alternative punk-folk band that have performed around the Santa Clarita Valley since 2015.Tickets for adults is $10, $8 for students and seniors. The MAIN 24266 Main Street., Newhall. Info: To purchase tickets, go to atthemain.org/tickets/.