Local Events Calendar

Jan
12
Fri
Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Jan 12 – May 11 all-day

Local resident Naomi Young, is the artist featured in the latest exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library. The exhibit features original paintings and multimedia by Young, an artist born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, which translates to “The City of Peace.” Forty years ago, she had to leave Jerusalem, but her love for the city never diminished and can be seen in her artwork on display.

Exhibit runs January 12-May 11, 2018.

Library Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday 1–5PM
Monday 9AM–8PM
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–8PM
“Illuminated City,” by artist Naomi Young, is one of many paintings that will be on display in the gallery. Courtesy photo
Feb
1
Thu
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” Art Exhibit @ Valencia Library
Feb 1 – Jun 1 all-day

“THE GOLDEN OAKS OF SANTA CLARITA” ART EXHIBIT BY BRAD SERGI ON DISPLAY AT THE VALENCIA LIBRARY

Library hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun 1-5 p.m.

 The community is invited to “The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” an art exhibit by artist Brad Sergi celebrating the beautiful oak trees that have blanketed Santa Clarita for centuries. The art exhibit which features works created using a method of combined photography, digital painting and painting on canvas, will be on display at the Valencia Library from February 1, 2018 through June 1, 2018. The Valencia Library is located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard. For information on library hours of operation, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Santa Clarita has been home to tens of thousands of native oaks which majestically spread over local mountains and line streams, contributing to the beauty of Santa Clarita’s natural landscape. “The Golden Oak trees are the guardians of Santa Clarita. They grow in very unique, random shapes and forms. They remind me to be a strong, unique individual with a free creative spirit,” says Sergi of why oak trees became the topic of his exhibit.

Brad Sergi is an award-winning photographer with nearly 55 years of experience behind the lens. Brad is a member of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association and has had his work displayed in multiple galleries throughout the City.

For more information regarding the art reception and exhibit, please contact Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com. For more information regarding all City art happenings, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.

Oak Tree Painting by Brad Sergei. Courtesy photo

 

Feb
14
Wed
Tickets Available Now for 41st Annual SCV Dodger Day @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 14 – May 12 all-day

SANTA CLARITA DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tickets Start at $25 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits

It’s time to step up to the plate! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase tickets for the 41st Annual City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day and watch the reigning National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 6:10 p.m. Tickets start as low as $25 per person and can be purchased online by visiting SCVDodgerDay.com.

A portion of each ticket purchased through the Dodger Day website will be donated back to local non-profits and schools. Attendees will be able to specify which charity or school they want to support during their registration. Youth organizations that sell 25 or more tickets will be able to have their group line-up on the warning track before the game to be featured on DodgerVision.

Prior to facing the Reds, the Dodgers will hold their annual Alumni Game, where two teams of Dodger legends will take the field to show off their timeless skills. Fans in attendance will also receive a special Los Angeles Dodgers 60th Anniversary Cap, while supplies last.

“Dodger Day is a time-honored Santa Clarita tradition and a great way to enjoy a game with your neighbors. In addition to a day of fun at the ballpark, Dodger Day is also a way to support our schools and non-profits,” said Patrick Downing, Arts and Events Supervisor for the City of Santa Clarita.

Ticket prices range from $25 Preferred Reserve seats to $75 Loge Box MVP seats. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets in the Coca-Cola Right Field Pavilion, which includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water. A limited amount of tickets are available in each seating tier. Each school and non-profit group that sells more than 10 tickets will receive a rebate. For more information, please visit SCVDodgerDay.com or contact Patrick Downing at (661) 250-3783.

Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy of Eva Piccolo
Apr
21
Sat
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Concerts & Tours * Locations, Dates & Times Vary @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary
25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events

Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances! This year’s Cowboy Festival features a stellar line-up of can’t miss performers from popular favorites to up-and-coming country sensations. Tickets to special performances as part of the 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, are on sale now for concerts and events taking place April 19-22, 2018, in Old Town Newhall. The public can purchase tickets for crowd pleasers like Savannah Burrows, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress, Honey County and more by visiting CowboyFestival.org/Tickets.

This year general admission is FREE to main Cowboy Festival events, on April 21 and 22, at the historic William S. Hart Park. You and your family can enjoy access to a variety of cowboy cuisine and western wear vendors, activities such as archery, knife throwing and mechanical bull riding, and a full schedule of entertaining performances across five stages.

Five venues in and around Old Town Newhall will also host additional ticketed events. Access to a variety of events will be available through the Friends of the Festival ticket package, which will be sold only until March 31 and includes VIP Cantina passes, along with tickets to see Hot Club of Cowtown, Waddie Mitchell and Wylie and the Wild West at Canyon Theatre Guild. The full lineup of ticketed performances and opportunities is below.

Canyon Theatre Guild

24242 Main Street

The MAIN

24266 Main Street

Hart Mansion

24151 Newhall Avenue

Rancho Camulos Museum

5164 E. Telegraph Road (Hwy. 126), Piru, CA 93040

Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park

Additional Ticketed Events

For more details about the 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, please visit CowboyFestival.org.

To stay updated on the 2018 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Apr
22
Sun
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Concerts & Tours * Locations, Dates & Times Vary @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 22 – Apr 25 all-day

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary
25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events

Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances! This year’s Cowboy Festival features a stellar line-up of can’t miss performers from popular favorites to up-and-coming country sensations. Tickets to special performances as part of the 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, are on sale now for concerts and events taking place April 19-22, 2018, in Old Town Newhall. The public can purchase tickets for crowd pleasers like Savannah Burrows, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress, Honey County and more by visiting CowboyFestival.org/Tickets.

This year general admission is FREE to main Cowboy Festival events, on April 21 and 22, at the historic William S. Hart Park. You and your family can enjoy access to a variety of cowboy cuisine and western wear vendors, activities such as archery, knife throwing and mechanical bull riding, and a full schedule of entertaining performances across five stages.

Five venues in and around Old Town Newhall will also host additional ticketed events. Access to a variety of events will be available through the Friends of the Festival ticket package, which will be sold only until March 31 and includes VIP Cantina passes, along with tickets to see Hot Club of Cowtown, Waddie Mitchell and Wylie and the Wild West at Canyon Theatre Guild. The full lineup of ticketed performances and opportunities is below.

Canyon Theatre Guild

24242 Main Street

The MAIN

24266 Main Street

Hart Mansion

24151 Newhall Avenue

Rancho Camulos Museum

5164 E. Telegraph Road (Hwy. 126), Piru, CA 93040

Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park

Additional Ticketed Events

For more details about the 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, please visit CowboyFestival.org.

To stay updated on the 2018 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Apr
25
Wed
Stop the Bleed @ Education Center at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

 

STOP THE BLEED

“Stop the Bleed’ is a national initiative designed to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge they can use to stop life-threatening bleeding.

AFTER THE TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
•Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
•Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to an extremity.

Classes held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Go to henrymayo.com/stopthebleed. For more information email Chad Cossey at cosseychad@henrymayo.com

Henry Mayo Fitness and Health
Education Center
24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355
FREE TO THE COMMUNITY

Golden Valley High School Presents Spring Musical ‘Chicago’ @ Golden Valley High School Theater
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Golden Valley High School is proud to present​ their Spring Musical  ” Chicago” on April 25,26 and 27th, 2018.

Please join us on our journey back to the Roaring Twenties with song, dance, drama, comedy and, ‘All that Jazz!’

The Theatre is located at

Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita, Ca  91350

Showtime is 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $12 at the Door.

Recommended for Ages 12 and over

For more information, please Contact Janie Prucha

661-298-8140 x1601

 

PFLAG Meeting @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PFLAG Meeting

What: Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A support group for parents, allies, and our LGBTQ community as they deal with the coming out process, safety issues, and other matters of importance to all.

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m.

Where: St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Rd, Valencia.

Cost: Free

More info: Jennifer 661-254-2177 or pflagscv@gmail.com

Apr
26
Thu
City of Santa Clarita Summer Swim Lesson Assessments @ Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA TO HOLD SUMMER SWIM LESSON ASSESSMENTS

 

With summer just around the corner, parents throughout Santa Clarita will begin making plans to enroll their children in swim classes. To help facilitate this process, and ensure children are enrolled in appropriate instructional classes, the City of Santa Clarita will hold a Summer Swim Lesson Assessment at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center (20850 Centre Pointe Parkway) on Thursday, April 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The assessment, conducted by trained and certified Aquatic Center staff, is recommended for children ages 3 to 11 prior to enrolling in swimming lessons. Participants will receive a free in-water skill and swim level assessment, which will allow parents to know which course is right for their children when summer registration opens.

Families can stop by for the assessment at any time during the event and children must have their own swimsuit and towel. Goggles are not provided by the Aquatic Center and are optional based on the child’s preference. For those unable to attend the assessment on April 26, another will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Summer Swim Lesson Assessment, please visit the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center or call (661) 250-3740.

Golden Valley High School Presents Spring Musical ‘Chicago’ @ Golden Valley High School Theater
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Golden Valley High School is proud to present​ their Spring Musical  ” Chicago” on April 25,26 and 27th, 2018.

Please join us on our journey back to the Roaring Twenties with song, dance, drama, comedy and, ‘All that Jazz!’

The Theatre is located at

Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita, Ca  91350

Showtime is 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $12 at the Door.

Recommended for Ages 12 and over

For more information, please Contact Janie Prucha

661-298-8140 x1601

 

Apr
27
Fri
SCVi School Hosts ‘Expressival’ Event @ SCVi
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school serving grades TK through 12, will host its annual “Expresstival” event, a celebration of student creativity, from 2-7 p.m. this Friday, April 27 at the school’s campus at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic.  This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The event, which is SCVi’s take on the traditional open house, will feature an art exhibition, a young entrepreneur fair organized entirely by SCVi students, a talent show, and a Maker Alley featuring art and creative projects for the whole family. Each grade will present a booth showing off work from their academic year, and highlights from the school’s successful fourth- through eighth-grade production of Shrek: The Musical Jr. (along with a preview of the upcoming run of The Sound Of Music) will be performed at SCVi’s Shakespeare Theater.

“At SCVi, we celebrate the skills, talents, and passions that make our learners unique,” said Amber Raskin, CEO and co-founder of SCVi and iLEAD Schools. “The theme of this year’s festival – ‘Express Yourself’ – couldn’t be a better fit for this fun, engaging event, and we’re so excited to welcome the Santa Clarita community to our campus for what’s sure to be an inspirational afternoon.”

SCVi, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, offers a project- and inquiry-based approach to learning and equips students with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century world.  It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is the only school in the Santa Clarita Valley certified to teach the International Baccalaureate curriculum. SCVi is also the founding school of iLEAD Schools, a network of 12 free public charter schools throughout California and the Midwest.  To learn more about SCVi, visit www.ileadsantaclarita.org.  To learn more about iLEAD Schools, visit www.ileadschools.org.

Golden Valley High School Presents Spring Musical ‘Chicago’ @ Golden Valley High School Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Golden Valley High School is proud to present​ their Spring Musical  ” Chicago” on April 25,26 and 27th, 2018.

Please join us on our journey back to the Roaring Twenties with song, dance, drama, comedy and, ‘All that Jazz!’

The Theatre is located at

Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita, Ca  91350

Showtime is 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $12 at the Door.

Recommended for Ages 12 and over

For more information, please Contact Janie Prucha

661-298-8140 x1601

 

Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Musical Coming April 2018!
Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie!
April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm
April 28 & 29 @ 1pm
When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson whose song Birdie was just about to record.  Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest.  The scheme works, with Birdie Fan Club President, Kim McAfee, declared the winner.  Join these talented performers as they make a nostalgic return to 1958 in Sweet Apple, Ohio!  This show is fun for the whole family!
Spring 2018 Star Party at COC Canyon Country Campus @ College of the Canyons, Canyon Country Campus
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus to Hold Star Party on April 27

As a staff scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Dr. Vanessa Bailey’s job is to capture high-contrast images of exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars outside of the solar system. On Friday, April 27, Dr. Bailey will speak about her exciting discoveries and line of work at the spring 2018 Star Party at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus.

“We are very excited to hear Dr. Bailey speak about this interesting topic,” said Ryan Theule, vice president of the Canyon Country campus. “Our biannual Star Party has become a much-anticipated tradition in our community. We look forward to welcoming new and returning attendees for an educational and memorable night under the stars.”

Dr. Bailey’s presentation “De-twinkling the Stars to Study Exoplanetary Systems” will offer attendees an insightful look into exoplanet research and what it can teach us about our own planet.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a variety of interactive displays and activities presented by college clubs and organizations.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to gaze at the stars through the multiple telescopes set up by local astronomy groups throughout the evening.

“Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter our portable planetarium for an exciting visual experience,” said Anthony Michaelides, dean at the Canyon Country campus. “Our Star Party has something for family members of all ages to enjoy and discover.”

The spring 2018 Star Party will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Canyon Country campus.

Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site.

For more details about the spring 2018 Star Party, visit the Canyon Country campus web page.

Live Musical Performances At Double Trouble Wine Room, Newhall @ Double Trouble Wine Room
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Hoi Polloi and Pagter Bros Wineries – the two wineries which share The Double Trouble Wine Room in Old Town Newhall –  Celebrates it’s one year anniversary throughout the month of April.

Double Trouble is Santa Clarita’s newest winery attraction on the up-and-coming renovated Main St. in thriving Old Town Newhall. The two wineries both source world-class grapes from top vineyards in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, and Sonoma and lovingly handcraft high-scoring wines at their shared winery facility in Santa Clarita, then pour them for customers in Newhall.

The spacious, airy, room and large comfortable back patio area make it a perfect place to relax and bring your own picnic, cheese, or to order food from the many menus on hand from area restaurants. The winemakers themselves are usually present and happy to share their knowledge as well as their wines.

Asked about the timing of the “Grand Opening”, Pagter Brothers owner Scott Page-Pagter laughed , “We’re not real big on schedules. We tend go by feel, and now it just feels right. Better late than never!”

Hoi Polloi Winery co-owner Ted Behlendorf agreed. “The tasting room has been a work-in-progress for the last year. That’s why people need to keep coming back – we’re full of surprises!”

Both Pagter and Hoi Polloi’s Doug Minnick have long histories in the music business, so it is only natural that they are bringing excellent music to the Double Trouble Wine Room. In addition to the usual unpretentious, no-snobs-allowed atmosphere, the anniversary will feature live music every weekend, food trucks, and each winery offering different discounts every week.

 

Live Music in April –  No Cover Charge

Friday, April 6 – The delightful all-girl vocal group , HoneyPig, returns with their Dixie Chicks-meets-the-Andrews Sisters harmonies and songs

Saturday, April 7 – Rollicking good-time funk with The Zach Alwin / Steve Banning Project – the house was jumpin’ the last time Zach was here – don’t miss this one!  (He’s Scott Page-Pagter’s son, too).

Saturday, April 14 – An Evening of Reds, Whites, and Blues with Sidney and the Detours. Featuring Sidney Iverson and Scott Page-Pagter from Pagter Bros Winery.

Saturday, April 21 – Alt Country and Roots with The Stephen Rowe Band. The pride of Broken Hill, Australia will join us for the first time.

Friday, April 27 – Funk, Soul, and Pop with Santa Clarita faves, The Snareheads.

Saturday, April 28 – Classic Rock from The Elwood Moon Band.

Apr
28
Sat
Desert Tire/Trash Clean-Up Day @ Neenach Market & Cafe
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am

Desert Tire/Trash Clean-Up Day, 7 a.m.

What:  Volunteers needed for Desert Clean-up Day. We will break into groups, half going to Zanobia Rd and the Quail Lake illegal dump site,  and the other half to Fairmont. Hopefully a few more volunteers with pickups or a trailer are needed for hauling. Tires collected will be recycled at the L.A. County Yard in Quartz Hill on L8. Please wear boots, blue jeans and gloves. Long sleeve work shirts preferable. 7 a.m. meet for breakfast at Neenach Market & Cafe,  22847 W Ave D, Lancaster. Volunteers will be treated to breakfast by the Oso Town Council.

More info: Jeff Zimmerman, epn409@gmail.com

Photo courtesy of Jeff Zimmerman 040318.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Zimmernan 040318
Photo courtesy of Jeff Zimmerman 040318.
Wheelchair Sports Festival @ The Centre
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at Triumph’s 7th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival on April 28 & 29, 2018 in Santa Clarita. Triumph Foundation hosts this FREE event to introduce wheelchair sports to people that are newly injured, Veterans, children, and others with disabilities.

Our goal is to introduce wheelchair sports to more people, increase inclusiveness and awareness of people living with disabilities in the community, and have FUN!

Register: www.TriumphWSF2018.eventbrite.com

Come out to play wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, SCUBA, handcycling, powerchair rodeo, WCMX, baseball, and more!

We will have an extra 30+ sports wheelchairs for people to use, plus coaches and instructors to teach you how to play the games. Did we mention that it’s free? Just show up!
Registration begins at 8:00am
Event Starts at 9:00am (both days)
Ends at 5pm Saturday; 3pm Sunday.

The Wheelchair Sports Festival brings everyone together of all abilities – able body and disabled alike – to take part in a weekend of games and activities.

Bear Grylls Survival Challenge Outdoor Endurance Competition, Apr 28 & 29 @ Blue Cloud Movie Ranch
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Description And Additional Info Of The Event

Do you have what it takes to handle yourself in a survival situation? Test your skills in the very first Bear Grylls Survival Challenge, set to take place April 28 and 29, in Santa Clarita, Calif.

WHAT: Bear Grylls Survival Challenge is the first-ever mass participation event to tackle the sport of survival where participants will apply mental, physical, instinctual, self-reliance and resourceful skills in controlled, competitive survival situations. Participants will compete on a four-mile, off-road journey that will take them through 18 unique survival scenario challenges across 240 acres at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch. The course will run across five distinct environments: apocalyptic highway, cave complex, deserted village, mountain ascent/descent and snake infested swamp. 

To gamify the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge, a proprietary algorithm has been developed to pair with RFID technology and provide a Bear Grylls Survival Score for each participant immediately upon completing the event. Additionally, a custom Bear Grylls Survival Pack that contains everyday items for application on the course will be provided to each participant.

WHO: Bear Grylls, best known as the star of NBC’s hit adventure TV show Running Wild, will be onsite to cheer on participants. Folks of all fitness levels who want to put their skills to the test are welcome, however there are strenuous hills and running involved.

WHEN: Identical, one-day adventures on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29

WHERE: Blue Cloud Movie Ranch  20019 Blue Cloud Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

TICKETS: Starting at $94.50 for participants age 18 and over. Group tickets and VIP packages are available at beargryllssurvivalchallenge.com. All participants receive a custom Bear Grylls survival backpack filled with items for use on the course.

MORE INFORMATION: beargryllssurvivalchallenge.com, @BearGryllsSurvivalChallenge on Instagram, @BGSChallenge on Twitter andwww.facebook.com/beargryllssurvivalchallenge/ on Facebook.

Parkinson’s Foundation ‘Moving Day’ Event @ Valencia Heritage Park
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am

Parkinson’s Foundation ‘Moving Day’ Event

What: The ‘Moving Day Walk’ helps to spread awareness of the often overlooked disease and encourages those with Parkinson’s to fight the physical effects of their affliction through movement. Event includes the Moving Day Walk, a special pavilion with Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and more, all of which have been proven to help manage symptoms. Also a kids area and caregiver’s relaxation tent.

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Valencia Heritage Park, 24155 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

More info: www.movingdaywalk.org

Image courtesy of movingdaywalk.org. A group of Moving Day attendies walking for Parkinson’s Disease awareness. This year’s local Moving Day will be held on April 28.
SCORE Free Seminar on “Starting a Business”: What You Need to Know @ Santa Clarita County Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCORE of Greater Los Angeles and it’s subchapter SCORE Santa Clarita are giving a free seminar titled “Starting a Business: What You Need to Know” If you are thinking about starting a business or have recently started one, this is a valuable workshop for you. This workshop cuts through the confusion and chaos of what you need to do and think about to start a business.

Besides what you will learn from the workshop; you’ll leave with a checklist of 17 things you need to think about and to be successful at establishing for your business. This is also an opportunity to schedule a counseling session with a local SCORE mentor.

Free: register at losangeles.score.org /workshop

Zonta LifeForward Workshop @ Savia Community Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

DIET AND EXERCISE TOPICS FOR FREE ZONTA WORKSHOP

A workshop to help participants manage their health and wellbeing through diet and exercise is scheduled for the April LifeForward workshop hosted by Zonta Club of SCV. The free women’s workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave. The workshop will be a panel presentation dealing healthy eating, becoming fit, and the fun of exercise to music.

Presenters will be McKenzie Hall Jones, a registered dietician nutritionist; Rich Enriquez, a fitness movement specialist; and Michelle Jones, certified Zumba instructor. Hall Jones is with the firm Wild Hive, a company specializing in agriculture, food and lifestyle marketing. Enriquez maintains a private studio available for the Fit ‘N Run personal training program, and Jones is a Zumba instructor with 24 Hour Fitness.

The workshop will help participants understand how fitness promotes vitality, introduces exercises that participants can do at home, and teaches participants how to move muscles and have fun through dance and music.  Presenters also will explain how to keep the body fueled properly, describe what foods help maintain heart and diabetic health, teach how to prepare delicious heart healthy and diabetic food, and allow participants to enjoy food and socialize.

Participants are not required to register in advance, but free childcare is available through Single Mothers Outreach for women who register at least one week in advance at (661) 288-0117 or online at www.singlemothersoutreach.org. Spanish translation also can be provided with advance request. The topic is expected to be a critical one for women who are concerned about health and eating right.

Previous workshops in the series have helped women select career options and pursue meaningful employment, work on goal setting and time management, deal with anger management, set budgets, deal with drug and cyber bullying issues, establish a career path and get a job, understand and file taxes, and go after financial support after a divorce. Workshops are designed to help participants believe in their unlimited power and potential, build the skills necessary to succeed, and be the powerful women they are meant to be!

Zonta offers the free LifeForward workshops, usually on a monthly basis (although the series is dark during July and December), in collaboration with Single Mothers Outreach, Domestic Violence Center, Returning Women Veterans and Veterans’ Wives, and the Los Angeles County Department of Child & Family Services serving foster mothers. KHTS AM-1220 is a co-sponsor of the series with Zonta.

Workshops are organized by topics in which women express interest. A schedule of upcoming workshops is posted on www.scvzonta.org for women who are interested in a particular topic. Pre-registration is not required for those who simply wish to attend a workshop, but those who wish to hold a space for the more popular workshops, arrange for child care or obtain further information on the upcoming workshop, can call 661-288-0117.

Flyer APR 2018 -Eat Right Exercise

Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts ‘Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros @ Jo Anne Darcy Library
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS/ DÍA DE LOS LIBROS

Annual Event Returns to Celebrate Children, Families and Reading

The Santa Clarita Public Library invites the community to the annual celebration of international culture and childhood literacy at Día De Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.  This public event is free.

Throughout the day, various events will emphasize the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The free event will begin with a dance party at 11:00 a.m., followed by story time and a super-fun meet and greet with the character Curious George at noon. The event concludes with a special performance by our local children from Miss Debby’s Mystery Monday library program at 1:00 p.m.

Additionally, participants can enjoy face painting, bubbles, chalk drawing, making their own dream catcher and taking part in a special Frida Kahlo painting activity. Every child who attends will receive a free book while supplies last!

For more information on Día De Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros, please contact the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 259-0750, or visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

IdelleArt Exhibition Artist Reception @ Topanga Canyon Gallery
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa Clarita artist Idelle Tyzbir is pleased to announce her newest showing titled ‘Women at Work’ along with three other artists and in 5 mediums! Patrick Ramsey-photography, Carol Carpenter-paintings on silk, Zoe Topsfield-glass, and Tyzbir’s-mixed media metal sculptures and watercolor paintings.  In addition to the work you expect from her, she has created a statement piece on social ills titled Airing Out The Dirty Laundry.

Artist statement about Airing Out the Dirty Laundry:

Social evils are frequently hidden from view.  It is imperative that we all play a part in seeing, reporting and preventing them

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

  • Child Abuse:  “What you don’t see can hurt me”
  • Spousal Abuse:  “He/She said it wouldn’t happen again.”

“You are worth it, get out.”

  • Sex Trafficking:  “People were created to be loved.

Things were created to be used.”

  • Corruption:  Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
  • Cheating:  “Cheating is not an accident, it is a choice.”
  • Abuse of Power:  The unseen damage is real.
  • Slander:  “Slander is murder with words.”  Verbal hit and run.
  • Deception:  Trust unravels.

Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour June 2nd and 3rd!  Fantastic art for purchase.

Purchase the map online at the Topanga Canyon Gallery website, ( topangacanyongallery.com ), or in the Gallery and drive all around Topanga Canyon to see the Artist Studios.  So much fun!  Most studios are housing multiple artists. The event brings in 400-500 people every year.  There is a celebratory event at the Gallery Saturday evening.

Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Musical Coming April 2018!
Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie!
April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm
April 28 & 29 @ 1pm
When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson whose song Birdie was just about to record.  Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest.  The scheme works, with Birdie Fan Club President, Kim McAfee, declared the winner.  Join these talented performers as they make a nostalgic return to 1958 in Sweet Apple, Ohio!  This show is fun for the whole family!
Live Musical Performances At Double Trouble Wine Room, Newhall @ Double Trouble Wine Room
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm

Hoi Polloi and Pagter Bros Wineries – the two wineries which share The Double Trouble Wine Room in Old Town Newhall –  Celebrates it’s one year anniversary throughout the month of April.

Double Trouble is Santa Clarita’s newest winery attraction on the up-and-coming renovated Main St. in thriving Old Town Newhall. The two wineries both source world-class grapes from top vineyards in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, and Sonoma and lovingly handcraft high-scoring wines at their shared winery facility in Santa Clarita, then pour them for customers in Newhall.

The spacious, airy, room and large comfortable back patio area make it a perfect place to relax and bring your own picnic, cheese, or to order food from the many menus on hand from area restaurants. The winemakers themselves are usually present and happy to share their knowledge as well as their wines.

Asked about the timing of the “Grand Opening”, Pagter Brothers owner Scott Page-Pagter laughed , “We’re not real big on schedules. We tend go by feel, and now it just feels right. Better late than never!”

Hoi Polloi Winery co-owner Ted Behlendorf agreed. “The tasting room has been a work-in-progress for the last year. That’s why people need to keep coming back – we’re full of surprises!”

Both Pagter and Hoi Polloi’s Doug Minnick have long histories in the music business, so it is only natural that they are bringing excellent music to the Double Trouble Wine Room. In addition to the usual unpretentious, no-snobs-allowed atmosphere, the anniversary will feature live music every weekend, food trucks, and each winery offering different discounts every week.

 

Live Music in April –  No Cover Charge

Friday, April 6 – The delightful all-girl vocal group , HoneyPig, returns with their Dixie Chicks-meets-the-Andrews Sisters harmonies and songs

Saturday, April 7 – Rollicking good-time funk with The Zach Alwin / Steve Banning Project – the house was jumpin’ the last time Zach was here – don’t miss this one!  (He’s Scott Page-Pagter’s son, too).

Saturday, April 14 – An Evening of Reds, Whites, and Blues with Sidney and the Detours. Featuring Sidney Iverson and Scott Page-Pagter from Pagter Bros Winery.

Saturday, April 21 – Alt Country and Roots with The Stephen Rowe Band. The pride of Broken Hill, Australia will join us for the first time.

Friday, April 27 – Funk, Soul, and Pop with Santa Clarita faves, The Snareheads.

Saturday, April 28 – Classic Rock from The Elwood Moon Band.

Apr
29
Sun
SCAA Spring Art Festival @ Le Chene French Cuisine
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Art Festival at Le Chene

The Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its 6th annual Spring Art Festival and Sale on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 10 am – 4 pm at Le Chene French Cuisine, 12624 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce. This one-day event is free to the public and will include approximately 45 SCAA artists showing various art mediums in the garden level of the restaurant.  Art demonstrations are included in the festival with all pieces available for purchase.  Proceeds to SCAA will go to benefit a High School Art Scholarship program and other public art activities.  An elegant brunch or lunch may be purchased at the restaurant during this show.  Reservations for the restaurant are recommended at 661 251-4315.

For SCAA festival inquiries, please call 661 252-7639.  See www. Santaclaritaartists.org

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteers Needed @ SCV Senior Center
Apr 29 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is doing a free Power Point and video presentation on how to become a CASA volunteer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11:45 am-12:45 am at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street in Valencia.  The Unitarian Universalists of SCV will be facilitating the event, following their 10:30 am service.  Come out and learn how you can become an advocate for youth in the city’s child welfare system and what your role will be in the support structure for these kids. 

CASA of Los Angeles is a nonprofit group that has been recruiting, training and managing volunteers to aid children in foster care who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASAs deal with a wide range of challenges that affect Los Angeles’ 30,000 children in the dependency court system, aiding in family reunification, education, medical issues, housing and homelessness, and adoption. 

Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles (www.casala.org) is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children and youth in LA County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse and neglect.  Sworn in by judges after graduating from training, CASA/LA volunteers work one-on-one with the most serious cases of abuse and neglect to help the children through the court system and reach the appropriate social services.  Studies have shown that children with CASA volunteers receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. 

 

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival @ CBS
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

CBS is proud to participate as one of the venues of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.  Our annual sponsorship allows our northern valley community the opportunity to be a part of the festival.

Join us on Sunday, April 29 @ 5:00 p.m. for a “Taste of the Fest” and watch 3 amazing films plus Q&As with the filmmakers.  See attached for descriptions.

General admission is $15, per person. Seniors and students are $13.

We’re saving you a trip to Los Angeles, plus you will be supporting groundbreaking films, not available anywhere else in Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing more films, The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will take place from April 25 – May 2.

Here is the schedule for the week:

http://lajfilmfest.org/scheduletickets-2/2018-screening-schedule/

Attached: CBS Hosts LA Jewish Film Festival pdf

May
3
Thu
14th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast @ Kelly’s Wedding Garden
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

14th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

What: The breakfast will host Alveda King, niece of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., as its keynote speaker. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians.

When: Check-in at 6:30 am. Event: 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Kelly’s Wedding Garden, 26453 Friendly Valley Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Cost: Tickets begin at $28.50. If pricing is an issue, residents can contact sponsoring nonprofit organization The Diako Group (http://www.thediakogroup.com/) for assistance.

More info: For tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-santa-clarita-valley-mayors-prayer-breakfast-tickets-44532950253?aff=eac2

CalArts Expo 2018 @ CalArts
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – May 4 @ 2:00 am

Reflecting California Institute of the Arts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s CalArts Expo rolls out its latest projects integrating cutting-edge engineering and computer science with visual and performing arts. Highlighting new student and faculty projects made over this last academic year, the Expo’s exhibitions and performances run from early afternoon to late evening in the ROD Music Hall, MOD Theater, Main Gallery, Wild Beast, Machine Lab, and Lund Dance Theater. The Expo reflects the latest practices in technologically sophisticated arts, involving viewers in interactive experiences, bringing artists’ perspectives to computer games, forecasting future directions of digital performance, animation, and projection mapping, and exploring the latest in software and hardware as a means of commenting on our increasingly connected world.

CalArts has long been at the forefront of arts and technology practice, and is uniquely positioned to develop such a curriculum. The Institute’s Music Technology curriculum is unique in the world, engaging students in custom software design, circuit design for human-computer interfacing, and the use of robotic mechanical systems and artificial intelligence in musical and artistic practice. CalArts’ School of Film/Video, with its renowned animation program, has been a global leader in innovations in computer graphics and advanced digital media technologies. And the newer CalArts Minor program offers opportunity for inter-disciplinary collaboration between students of all the schools within CalArts and provides students with the skills and knowledge to create digitally driven works of art.

On May 3rd, the public is invited to experience the CalArts Expo’s exhibitions and concerts on the CalArts’ campus featuring creatively adventurous and technologically imaginative new work from across all disciplines of the Institute.

For a complete schedule of events please visit: https://expo.calarts.edu/2018/

May
4
Fri
Colors of Spring Exhibit at SCAA Gallery @ SCAA Art Gallery
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Colors of Spring Exhibit at SCAA Gallery

Santa Clarita Artists Association’s new show, Colors of Spring, will open on May 4, 2018 with a free reception, from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit will run until June 24, 2018.

The public is invited to meet the artists, sample tasty hors d’ oeuvres and see fabulous new art. Many paintings that represent the beauty of nature will be showcased.

Twenty local residents and members of SCAA will be exhibiting: Meryl Goudey, Kevin Gross, Faulliaux Kristi, Olga Kaczmar, Cheri Marcovitch, Laurie Morgan, Mike Farrell, Jose Barba, Debra Zelnik, Dody Rogers, Tony Hanna, Freda Morrison, Charlotte Mullich, Lynda Frautnik,  Gerda Maxey, Mardi Georgio, Jane Mick, Laurie Finkelstein, and Jean Hainley

On selected days some artists will provide live demonstrations during the duration of the show.

SCAA Art Gallery is located at 22508 6th St. in Old Town Newhall, between Railroad and Main.  The gallery is open: Thursday & Friday: 5-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2-8 pm. Watch for signs along Main Street to announce gallery openings.

SCAA is the only non-profit fine art association in Santa Clarita since 1989. For inquiries, see www. SantaClaritaArtists.org

Gross-Buzzed. Courtesy photo
Kaczmar_Astors in Green Vase. Courtesy photo
Goudey_Rainbow Flowers. Courtesy photo
Barba_Bright Meadow. Courtesy photo

 

Trinity Classical Academy Spring Gala 2018 @ The Odyssey
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Description And Additional Info of The Event
The Spring Gala is an annual event held every year since Trinity was founded in 2001. This marvelous evening brings our community together and showcases all Trinity offers in an excellent and elegant fashion. The event features silent and live auctions, live music, dinner and dancing. Perhaps best of all, guests enjoy fellowship with Trinity friends and community supporters. Proceeds from the Gala strengthen Trinity’s commitment to academic excellence.

Events like this are not possible without sponsors and donors. Proceeds from the Gala help strengthen Trinity’s commitment to academic excellence. We invite you to consider supporting our mission as a Trinity Classical Academy Gala sponsor.

The Spring Gala is Trinity’s most impactful fundraiser of the year, and our goal is to inspire our guests to participate 100% by sustaining meaningful gift for decades to come. We expect 280 Trinity families and friends and community leaders to attend, which will provide a great networking opportunity.

If you would like more information on attending or sponsoring our event, please contact us at gala@trinityclassicalacademy.com

Fun & Fit Gymnastics Celebrates 30 Years @ Fun & Fit Gymnastics
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Fun & Fit Gymnastics Celebrates 30 Years Invites Current & Former Students to Free Open House Gymnastics Clinic

May 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm!

Jeff Lulla, President and Founder of Fun & Fit Gymnastics opened his Santa Clarita location on January 2, 1988.  “When I first opened Fun & Fit Gymnastics it was because I loved teaching kids and making a positive difference in their lives”, says Lulla.  “I was fortunate to have the support of the Santa Clarita community and want to celebrate this milestone 30 year anniversary by inviting the public, current and former students and their children to come visit and have some fun and refreshments.  “I’m hoping that a few of those thousands of kids we have taught might visit and bring photos from when they were students.  It would be wonderful seeing everyone,” says Lulla.  “Watching the kids grow up over the years, they feel like family to me.

What makes Fun & Fit unique is their completely non-competitive teaching philosophy.  “When you have preschool or recreational classes sharing space with a competitive program the ‘vibe’ in the place changes”, says Lulla.  “I know – I used to be a competitive gymnastics coach and I felt it myself.  In a competitive environment success is restricted to the talented few and children learn “For me to win, you (others in their class or team) have to lose”.  There have been many studies showing the negative effects of competition on young children.  We only have control of our own performance.  And it is this “sense of control” that is essential to developing healthy self-esteem.  As a coach I became concerned about the majority of kids that didn’t succeed and fashioned my business to create success for every child by defining success as “Personal Best”.”  The results are clear in the long-term success of the business, and the thousands of children who have benefited from attending over the years.

In 2014, Fun & Fit Gymnastics won the “Best Gymnastics Center” award from the Signal News readers contest.  Other past awards include the Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best Kids Gymnastics” center in their Best of LA issue after visiting 130 kids gyms in Los Angeles County, as well as “Best Place for Kids to Have Fun” and “Best Place For Your Party”.

“It is very gratifying to have been given the trust of so many families over the years.  Through good times and bad, we have survived recessions, economic booms and busts, and through it all we continued to deliver a safe, fun, quality experience for the children”, says Lulla.  “I have to thank my loyal, talented and committed staff (many of whom are former students) and the parents who have witnessed the benefits their children have received for their support.”

 

For more information and to secure a reservation to the May 4th Open House, contact Fun & Fit Gymnastics Centers at 661-255-7244 or infocc@funandfit.com.

For exciting news and upcoming events visit their website: www.funandfit.com.

To learn more about the Fun & Fit Gymnastics Curriculum visit www.funandfitgymnastics.com.

Santa Clarita Encore Chorale Spring Concert @ Newhall Church of the Nazarene
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Santa Clarita Encore Chorale, a nonprofit community seniors’ choir, presents a FREE Spring Concert, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, Friday, May 4, at 7 PM. Music ranges from Beatles to Queen, Great American Songbook to Beach Boys and more, and includes a fun singalong of TV theme songs from the 50s and 60s. Family-friendly with free refreshments provided after the concert. Venue is Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road (near Calgrove and I-5). 

Santa Clarita Encore Chorale. Courtesy photo
May
5
Sat
Community Chat with Assemblyman Dante Acosta and Assemblyman Tom Lackey @ The Centre
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by Assemblyman Dante Acosta & Assemblyman Tom Lackey

Come share your thoughts on legislative & community issues.

Meet us at The Centre (formerly the Activities Center) located at 20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy., Santa Clarita

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA SUMMER SWIM LESSON ASSESSMENTS @ Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

With summer just around the corner, parents throughout Santa Clarita will begin making plans to enroll their children in swim classes. To help facilitate this process, and ensure children are enrolled in appropriate instructional classes, the City of Santa Clarita will hold a Summer Swim Lesson Assessment at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center (20850 Centre Pointe Parkway) on Saturday, May 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The assessment, conducted by trained and certified Aquatic Center staff, is recommended for children ages 3 to 11 prior to enrolling in swimming lessons. Participants will receive a free in-water skill and swim level assessment, which will allow parents to know which course is right for their children when summer registration opens.

Families can stop by for the assessment at any time during the event and children must have their own swimsuit and towel. Goggles are not provided by the Aquatic Center and are optional based on the child’s preference.

To learn more about the Summer Swim Lesson Assessment, please visit the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center or call (661) 250-3740.

May
6
Sun
CanyonsFest Music Festival at COC in Canyon Country @ College of the Canyons, Canyon Country
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CanyonsFest Music Festival Slated for May 6

 

On Sunday, May 6, the hills surrounding the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus will come alive with the sounds of the first-ever CanyonsFest Music Festival.

The festival’s music lineup includes performances by Sue Rey and The Runarounds, Robert Heft Blues Band, Mary White and Magnolia Drawl, and Savannah Burrows.

“We are very excited to host the CanyonsFest music festival,” said Ryan Theule, vice president of the Canyon Country campus. “The campus’ beautiful open space and amphitheater provides a perfect venue for live music, and this is a great opportunity to welcome the community to engage with the Canyon Country campus during our 10th anniversary year.”

Sue Rey and the Runarounds is an all-star cast of musicians that plays rock and roll classic tunes from 50s, 60s and 70s. A local band favorite, they have become known for their exciting and crowd-pleasing stage performances.

The Robert Heft Blues Band is fronted by Robert Heft who has been performing, touring and recording for more than 40 years. The band performs blues, country, and rock and roll classics, in addition to Heft’s original music.

Mary White and Magnolia Drawl combines rock and jazz with a side of saxophone in their performances. Frontwoman Mary White is an experienced songwriter whose soulful southern voice can be heard in various films, such as HBO’s “Take Me Back to Oklahoma.” White was selected by the U.S. Armed Forces to entertain troops in South Korea and Cuba.

Savannah Burrows was inspired to pick up a guitar after watching Taylor Swift perform in 2010. Since then, Burrows has been performing her original music throughout Santa Clarita. Burrows is the 2017 winner of the 35th Local Nationwide Country Showdown Contest in Santa Clarita, which drew 8,000 country music fans.

This free family-friendly event will also feature food trucks, activities, and vendor booths, along with information about campus programs, services, and class registration opportunities.

Festival goers are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs.

The CanyonsFest Music Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

For more information about the CanyonsFest Music Festival, visit the Canyon Country campus web page.
 

Child & Family Center’s ‘Taste of the Town’ @ Southern California Innovation Park (formerly Mann Biomedical Park),
May 6 @ 12:00 pm

Child & Family Center’s ‘Taste of the Town’

What: Over 40 restaurants and caterers serve up all the food you can eat, all the wine & beer you can drink, plus fabulous entertainment, silent & live auctions in a beautiful garden setting. Your participation in Taste of the Town helps us provide mental health, behavioral and educational services for children, adults and families in Santa Clarita.

When: VIP, noon – 5 p.m. General Admission, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Southern California Innovation Park (formerly Mann Biomedical Park), 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita

Cost: VIP – $125 (advanced purchase only). General Admission – $75. 

All ticket prices are all inclusive food and drink. Adults 21+ only

Sponsorships are available. Click here for more info.  Please contact the  office for information: 661-255-6847 x3018.

Please drink responsibly / appoint a designated driver.

More info: To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.tasteofthetown.com/buy_tickets.cfm

 

Sierra Hillbillies Taco Sunday Square Dance @ SCV Senior Center
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Taco Sunday Square Dance

The Sierra Hillbillies will hold a “Taco Sunday”dance on May 6 with caller Rod Shuping and cuer David Moorhouse at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall. Join us from 2-5 p.m. for tacos and a hot time on the dance floor—casual dress is always welcome! For information call 661-254-4272, visit www.sierrahillbillies.org, or find our group on Facebook.

 

May
8
Tue
Keeping Your Brain Healthy @ Henry Mayo Fitness and Health-Room 1
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

What: Did you know that your brain is an organ too? Learn about things you can do to help your memory and brain stay strong as you age.

When:  Second Tuesdays of the month, 5-6 p.m.

Where: Henry Mayo Fitness and Health-Room 1, 24525 Town Center Dr., Valencia

Cost: Free

More info: To register or for more information: Adrianna Guadarrama, 818-830-4738, aguadarrama@alzgla.org

 

Men of Harmony Open House @ Valley Oak Village Apartments
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is happy to invite singers and those who need entertainment to visit at their 2018 Open House on Tuesday, May 8, at Valley Oak Village Apartments,  24700 Valley St, Newhall.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. they will demonstrate the wonderful sound of 4-Part harmony with both the men’s chorus and quartets.  No other singing groups sound like a Barbershop Quartet for good reason.  First, the acapella sound of voices is unique by itself and second, the chords blending together make the songs so much fun for everyone.  The musical styles represented by the group range from light gospel to doo wop to Broadway and the Beach Boys!

The Men of Harmony have been entertaining the Santa Clarita Valley for over 40 years and have appeared at many local events including City Council meetings and the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony.  Veterans Day celebrations and Memorial Day events find the chorus in the patriotic mood, while other organizations are just looking for a different event that is suitable for all ages. Wait ‘til you hear The Star Spangled Banner in 4-part harmony!

There is no fee for the open house and light refreshments will be served.  For more information or directions, you may call 661-259-6109.

2018 Open House Flyer single

 

 

May
11
Fri
Heart Health Fair @ Canyon Country Community Center
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Care for your heart
A free community health fair presented by Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Receive these free screenings:

Blood Pressure Monitoring
Height and Weight Analysis
Body Composition
Cholesterol Test (12-hour fasting recommended)
Glucose Test (12-hour fasting recommended
Health Nutrition and Diet Tips
Stroke Education
Diabetes Education
Carotid Artery Screening

Canyon Country Community Center 18792 Flying Tiger Dr
Santa Clarita, CA 91387

Photos by John Lazar (818) 723-9260
www.johnlazar.com
May
12
Sat
National Association of Letter Carriers 26th Annual Food Drive @ Leave donations by your mailbox
May 12 all-day

The SCV Food Pantry is the proud recipient of the food collected in the Santa Clarita Valley by our local letter carriers. These donations help keep the Pantry stocked during the Summer months when donations are typically at their lowest and the need is at its highest. Children are out of school and do not have the benefit of the breakfast and lunch programs at their schools — causing an even greater burden to families already struggling. The SCV Food Pantry needs your help on Saturday, May 12, 2018. We need volunteers at the post office sites to unload the Post Office vehicles of food picked up by the local carriers on their daily route, transfer it to the Food Pantry trucks. Additional volunteers are needed to help unload the trucks and prepare for off-site storage until the food can be sorted and distributed to our neighbors in need.

If you or your group can volunteer* Saturday, May 12 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, or 4:00 – 7:00 pm (highest need), please contact the SCV Food Pantry at 661-255-9078 to sign up and help STAMP OUT HUNGER in the SCV.
*All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Tickets Available Now for 41st Annual SCV Dodger Day @ Dodger Stadium
May 12 – Aug 7 all-day

SANTA CLARITA DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tickets Start at $25 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits

It’s time to step up to the plate! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase tickets for the 41st Annual City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day and watch the reigning National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 6:10 p.m. Tickets start as low as $25 per person and can be purchased online by visiting SCVDodgerDay.com.

A portion of each ticket purchased through the Dodger Day website will be donated back to local non-profits and schools. Attendees will be able to specify which charity or school they want to support during their registration. Youth organizations that sell 25 or more tickets will be able to have their group line-up on the warning track before the game to be featured on DodgerVision.

Prior to facing the Reds, the Dodgers will hold their annual Alumni Game, where two teams of Dodger legends will take the field to show off their timeless skills. Fans in attendance will also receive a special Los Angeles Dodgers 60th Anniversary Cap, while supplies last.

“Dodger Day is a time-honored Santa Clarita tradition and a great way to enjoy a game with your neighbors. In addition to a day of fun at the ballpark, Dodger Day is also a way to support our schools and non-profits,” said Patrick Downing, Arts and Events Supervisor for the City of Santa Clarita.

Ticket prices range from $25 Preferred Reserve seats to $75 Loge Box MVP seats. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets in the Coca-Cola Right Field Pavilion, which includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water. A limited amount of tickets are available in each seating tier. Each school and non-profit group that sells more than 10 tickets will receive a rebate. For more information, please visit SCVDodgerDay.com or contact Patrick Downing at (661) 250-3783.

Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy of Eva Piccolo
SCV Water Open House @ Central Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SCV Water is Seeking Vendors to Participate in Open House Event Save the Date for SCV Water’s Annual Open House Saturday, May 12, 2018
To Celebrate California’s Water Awareness month, SCV Water will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park and at its conservation garden and patio located above the park. This free event is for all SCV residents and provides information and tips on water-saving tools and practices.
This year, SCV Water is inviting local businesses, community groups and environmental agencies to participate in this free public outreach event. Potential vendors should provide products or services that focus on water efficiency, landscape ideas and services, and environmental sustainability.
Previous vendors include LA County Fire Urban Forestry Unit, Ranger Frank and his Wild Friends, local landscape designers and many more. Composting classes and a children’s water conservation show are some of the activities that will be offered, plus free popcorn, frozen lemonade and free face painting. The event typically attracts as many as 1000 attendees.
If you are interested in becoming an Open House vendor, please email Karen Denkinger, event coordinator, at kdenkinger@scvwa.org. with information about your business/organization.

WILLIAM S. HART PARK PRESENTS “HART OF THE WEST – MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES DATES” @ William S. Hart Regional Park – Hart Picnic Area
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

WILLIAM S. HART REGIONAL PARK PRESENTS  “HART OF THE WEST – MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES DATES”

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation presents its “Hart of the West – Music in the Park” series.

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s William S. Hart Regional Park, invites the community to attend a musical showcase of Country Western tunes in many forms: Classic Country Western, Country Swing, Cowboy, Blues and New Country at the picnic grounds at Historic William S. Hart Regional Park. Anchoring the series is DJ Al Ewing playing the classics and taking your requests. In addition, there will be snack, arts and crafts vendors.

Admission and parking is free to the public. 

Where:  William S. Hart Regional Park – Hart Picnic Area, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Classic Country and New Country Music – THEME: “At the Hart with Cowboys and Cowgirls”

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  – Classic, Swing, Bluegrass & Karaoke – THEME: “Hart Fest – All Things Country Music”

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Classic Country and Blues – THEME: “Red, White and Blues Country”

                                   

 

 

Santa Clarita Ballet Company Presents: Tea & Toeshoes @ The Oaks Club at Valencia
May 12 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for an elegant tea where you will meet the ballerinas of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company. Reserve your tea table for family and friends. Ballerinas in full costume will perform.

Tea includes scones, fancy sandwiches and treats. There will be raffle prizes, a silent auction and a Best Hat competition.

For reservations and information, please call: 661-251-6844 or 661-251-0366

Santa Clarita Ballet Company dancers, West Ranch High School sophomore Mia Lachman as Marie, right, is crowned by Luis Martinez as the Nutcracker as they perform The Nutcracker Ballet on stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia for 650 local fourth-grade students on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Avenues Supported Living Services No-Tap Bowling Fundraiser @ Valencia Lanes Bowling Alley
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Community members are invited to participate in a special NO-TAP Bowling Fundraiser to benefit the non-profit agency, AVENUES SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES, which provides comprehensive independent living and community integrated programs for low-income adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This fun bowling event will feature PRIZES and DRAWINGS! Participants may register as an individual bowler for $25 or a team of 5 bowlers for $125. SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available.

Hart High Baseball Bingo Night @ Hart High School
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hart High School Baseball Program and the Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club present Hart Baseball Bingo Night at The Club. Hart Baseball is 100% Community Funded. Come out and support your local Hart High Baseball program and the Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club kids at our Annual Bingo Night fundraiser. It’s Bingo with a cause.

Golden Valley High School Chamber Concert and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @ Golden Valley High School Main Gym
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Golden Valley High School Chamber Concert and Spaghetti Dinner

What: Please enjoy a Chamber Concert and support GVHS Band & Color Guard Boosters’ Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Golden Valley High School Main Gym, 27051 Robert C. Lee Pkwy., Santa Clarita

Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children

More info: Melissa Moore , 818-523-0134, melissa52572@gmail.com