FF Mondays, 10 a.m. Toddler Storytime at the Children’s Stage, with various children’s books read to toddlers and parents. Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2642
FF Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m. House of Bounce is offering Princess Storytime. Foster a lifelong love of reading as your child joins a live character guest for stories, bubbles, dancing and crafts. Westfield Valencia Town Center Suite no. 2312, Valencia. Info: houseofbouncevalencia.com/events/month
FF Every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Community Drumming Experience is an hour of fun entry-level experiential music making with drums and percussion that is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. All levels of ability are welcome and no prior musical experience is necessary. Drums and percussion instruments provided at no cost. Remo Music Center, 28101 Industry Drive, Valencia, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/302675810411528/?event_time_id=302675867078189
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 1 Million Cups event is designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs. American Family Funding, 28368 Constellation Road, No. 398. Info: 1millioncups.com/santaclarita
Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m. Come to bike night at Route 66 Classic Grill. Attendees can enjoy live music, raffle prizes, barbecue and drink specials. Route 66 Classic Grill 18730 Soledad Canyon Road., Canyon Country. Info: route66classicgrill.com/bike-night-route-66.php
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Come learn to dance in a fun and welcoming environment. You’ll have the chance to meet new people and enjoy Latin music and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m., beginner salsa lessons at 7 p.m., intermediate salsa lessons at 8 p.m., social dancing at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and it is $10 for admission. The Canyon – Santa Clarita, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Ste. 1351 Santa Clarita. Info: wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com
FF Fridays, 4 p.m. Hurricane Harbor’s “Dive-In Movies.” Cool off in the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool while a popular movie plays on a large screen above you. Dive-In Movies give you the unique opportunity to float in the water while you watch. Screenings free with park admission. Check the website for lineup and details. Info: sixflags.com/hurricaneharborla/special-events/dive-movies
Sundays, 8-10 p.m. Join Hollywood Curling for a fun shorts league on Sunday nights, and enjoy a curling tradition called “broomstacking” in the bar each night! Limited to 6 teams, we will take a waitlist once we are full, and if it’s possible to expand the league, we will do our best to get everyone in. This is an open league and anyone of any skill level may register. Beginners and individual players are welcome and encouraged to sign up. Ice Station Info: hollywoodcurling.org/event-3453090?fbclid=IwAR1jpIYrRoq3Zfyg2HKDbXMp43MFm4lcvF9f7nTdoUwaOXy34-0NjvajtZ8
Third Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m. The Open Book offers free tarot readings. Ask up to 3 questions and get in-depth answers. This is a first-come, first-served basis, space is limited. 19188 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 255-1400, [email protected]
Fourth Thursday of the Month, 7-9 p.m. Part of the Thursdays@Newhall event series, Note by Note is a music night presenting audiences with a variety of genres at this free evening of fun. Music from bands, duos and soloists’ will play their blend of music for your listening pleasure. Come enjoy a wide range of music styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Santa Clarita. Info: thursdaysatnewhall.com/notebynote/
EVENTS BY DATE
Sunday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Connect brings adults with arthritis and rheumatoid conditions together to share their experiences. This month’s topic is music, deep breathing and gentle movements. The event is free, contact Sarah Nelson to RSVP at (763) 360-9965 or [email protected]. Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center, 24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia
Thursday, August 15, 7-10 p.m. An unmistakably tropical vibe will come to Main Street as SENSES Block Party celebrates Havana Nights. Enjoy the sounds of Latin jazz and learn new dances, such as the tango and salsa. Grab a friend and come enjoy some festive adult fun right here in Santa Clarita.
FF Friday, August 16, 8-11 p.m. Join the Friends of Hart Park and Museum for free movies under the stars featuring “Mary Poppins Returns.” AvenuesSLS.org will be selling snow cones, popcorn, candy and drinks. Bring your chairs, blankets, towels, etc. 24151 Newhall Ave., Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/2363612833717992/
Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Raising the Curtain Foundation is producing the live radio play “The Man with Bogart’s Face.” The cast consists of 9 men, 5 women, with some characters speaking in dialects and actors playing multiple roles. The audition will consist of a cold read. Newhall Family Theater for the Performing Arts, 24607 Walnut St., Santa Clarita. Info: newhallfamilytheatre.com/events/live-radio-play-auditions/
Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Barn and Charm for a Calligraphy 101 workshop of creativity, relaxation, learning a new skill and lots of fun with Kathy Tanabe as your teacher. Start a new spring learning a new skill that you will find useful throughout the year. In this workshop you will receive a booklet along with all the necessary tools and goodies to take home to continue your new craft. Refreshments will be served. $85. Call to reserve a spot. 22700 Lyons Ave., Ste A, Santa Clarita (661) 255-5466.
FF Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to an open house at the Hart Museum. Rather than tours scheduled throughout the day, you are free to explore the museum as it suits your needs. We will focus on film (silents, Westerns, early talkies) and hands-on activities related to the subject of the day. William S. Hart Museum, 24151 Newhall Ave., Santa Clarita. Info: hartmuseum.org/experience-hart
Saturday, August 17, noon to 1:30 p.m. Premier Martial Arts will host a free concentration seminar that every child who is challenged to focus should take. This session will benefit your children as they attempt to tackle the challenges of math, science and English. The session will be followed by a pizza party and a few games. 17750 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/688791734879428/
Saturday, August 17, 2-4 p.m. In partnership with the Old Town Newhall Library, a unit of the Santa Clarita Library system, the Santa Clarita Historical Society presents a lecture by Jean-Guy Dube based on his new book “Railroad Depots — A Southern Pacific Collection.” Dube was awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress, professional draftsman and apprenticing architect Jean-Guy Dubé has researched and written about Southern Pacific depots since 1983. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita. Info: scvhs.org/wp/event/904/
Saturday, August 17, 7 p.m. Comedian Adam Yenser will perform at JR’s Comedy Club. Yenser is an Emmy Award winning writer for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” who combines sharp observational jokes with uniquely conservative political humor and was named Best New Political Comedian of 2015 at Politicon. $20. 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway Santa Clarita. Info: comedyinvalencia.com/event.cfm?id=530564
Sunday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. Wolf Creek Brewery and Longshot Cornhole will host a cornhole tournament to raise funds for the Valley Jethawks Baseball Club to go to All Star Village in Cooperstown, New York. First place wins $300, second place wins $100. $60 per two person team. Wolf Creek Brewery, 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/1504808892988146/
Sunday, August 18, 2-3 p.m. Come to the Placerita Canyon Nature Center for a lecture with Linda Castro, assistant policy director for the Oakland-based California Wilderness Coalition, who will provide an informative presentation on the California Desert National Conservation Lands. You’ll learn what they are, how and when they were designated, and how they are now under threat. 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/426408588219444/
Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. Taking her inspiration from nature, Abby Diamond creates colorful, unique and evocative landscape collages using torn pieces of magazine paper. Diamond will demonstrate paper collage at the free public meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association. Barnes & Noble 23630 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. Info: santaclaritaartists.org
Tuesday, August 20, 7-10:30 p.m. Come to the 10th annual Burrito Bowl Committee burrito eating contest fundraiser to support six local high schools. Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd, Valencia, Santa Clarita. Info: scvburritobowl.com/about-us.html
Thursday, August 22, 7:30-10 p.m. Back by popular demand, the 8th Annual Comics for the Cause event brings together numerous talented and hilarious comics all under one roof to make you laugh and raise awareness for the Youth Project! Laurie Kilmartin, Steve Simeone, and Jimmy Shubert are confirmed to perform. $40-55. Info: helpnothassle.org/8th-annual-comics-for-the-cause-2-2
FF Saturday, August 24, 6:30-10:30 a.m. Join the Paseo Club’s 7th annual triathlon!
A portion of all proceeds will go to A Light of Hope in its mission to provide healing and freedom for youth and families in our community. The race will consist of a 150 yard swim, 10 mile bike and a 1.25 mile run. The kids triathlon, 150-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1.25 run. 27650 Dickason Dr, Valencia, Santa Clarita. Info: thepaseoclub.com/event/7th-annual-triathlon/?instance_id=1318
Saturday, August 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Do you have questions or concerns about state issues, or need help with unclaimed property or dealing with a state agency? Sen. Scott Wilk’s office will be holding mobile district office hours at the Newhall Farmers Market. No appointment necessary. 24500 Main St, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 286-1471
FF Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join museum scientists and educators, and Placerita Canyon staff and volunteers, to discover the natural wonders of Placerita Canyon at the free community science meetup. Guided hikes, nature-inspired crafts, story times, and light snacks will be provided. Guided hikes will include pro-tips on how to take photos of wildlife. 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/681925135613835/
Saturday, August 24, 1-3 p.m. Join The Open Book for a special reading of Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches” by HOPE Readers Theater Arts group. 19188 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: facebook.com/events/2257810727867241/
Saturday, August 24, 2-5:30 p.m. Join the Gibbon Conservation Center for the first ever Ape Art Painting Party. Learn how to paint a gibbon with step by step instructions. Discover your inner artist but beware you may get messy. Ticket includes painting material. Make sure to bring along snacks, drinks and mix ins if you desire. $45. 19100 Esguerra Rd.,
Santa Clarita. Info: flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjA0NTg=