Local Events Calendar

Jun
11
Mon
Annual Summer Reading Program, June 11-July 28 @ Santa Clarita Libraries
Jun 11 – Jul 28 all-day

ANNUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM PRESENTED BY THE LIBRARY

Online Registration Now Open!

The Santa Clarita Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is set to return June 11 through July 28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Reading Takes You Everywhere” and focuses on worldly topics such as travel, art and culture from around the world. The program encourages children, teens and adults to read during the summer through reading missions, prizes and free events. Registration is now open and is free with a Santa Clarita Public Library card. Participants may register at any time before the program ends at SCVSummerReading.com.

According to national research conducted by Dominican University, young people experience learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. To prevent what is known as the “summer slide,” parents are encouraged to enroll their children in the Summer Reading Program.

The Summer Reading Program includes reading missions tracked online such as the “Five Book Summer Reading Challenge.” Magazines, audiobooks and eBooks all count towards the goal of completing five books. Once completed and logged on the website, participants can earn digital badges and fun prizes.

Exciting free activities for all ages inspired by this year’s “Reading Takes You Everywhere” theme will also be taking place at each of the Santa Clarita Public Library branches and at various locations throughout the City of Santa Clarita. The young and young-at-heart are invited to join in on activities and workshops including a Vincent Van Gogh-inspired chalk pastel class, travel-themed movie nights, craft classes and more.

The Summer Reading Program is offered by the Santa Clarita Public Library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library. The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is a dedicated group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of Santa Clarita Public Libraries and patrons. Proceeds from fundraisers sponsored by the Friends of the Library help make possible the dynamic public programming that makes our community a better place. For more information, please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com.

For more details on the Summer Reading Program, including upcoming events, please visit SCVSummerReading.com or call the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 259-0750.

 

Jun
23
Sat
Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club “Field Day” June 23 – 24 @ Castaic Water Agency facility above Central Park
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club “Field Day” June 23 – 24

What: Members of the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercises. Ham Radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

When:  June 23-24, 11am – 11am

Where: Castaic Water Agency facility above Central Park, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita,

Cost: Free

More info: https://w6jw.org/

SCAA Watercolor Workshop @ Home Care Services
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Watercolor Workshop at Home Care Services

Joseph Cibere will demonstrate his unique style of watercolor during a 2-day workshop presented by Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA).

Dates: June 23-24, 2018; and hours: 9 am to 4 pm each day.

Fees: SCAA members $100; Non-members $125.

Classes will be held at: 23340 Cinema Dr #5, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

“This workshop is anticipated to fill up fast,” said Jeanne Iler, SCAA secretary. Contact Jeanne at jeanne2@bluemarble.net for more information.

“The challenge is to know when to stop and let the medium take over,” said Cibere.  “That’s why the most successful paintings seem almost effortless.”

Cibere’s painting style and art demonstrates his love of nature and wilderness. His abstract realism paintings integrate strong design and balance with a sense of illusion and have appeared in Watercolor Magazine and in the International Artists book, The Watercolor Sky and Cloud Techniques of 23 International Artists, and coming soon Splash 20. His work is also part of both corporate and private collections. His studio is at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. He is also a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. He has on-line classes at: joecibere.teachable.com. See: https://www.joeciberewatercolors.com.

Cibere-Hero Fireman. Courtesy photo
Cibere-Orange Monk. Courtesy photo
Cibere-Mountain Mist. Courtesy photo
30th Anniversary Celebration PFLAG SCV Pride Day @ St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PFLAG SCV TO CELEBRATE ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY AT ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON JUNE 23

 

PFLAG Santa Clarita will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary at this year’s annual Pride Celebration on Saturday, June 23, from 1-4 p.m. in Saint Stephen’s Spurling Hall. All members of our community are cordially invited to join us.

This year’s program will include a screening of the Greg Louganis documentary, Back on Board, a beautifully filmed account of the life of the only diver in history to win two gold medals in two successive Olympic contests – Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988. The film cuts back and forth between Louganis’s history as a star diver who has had career disappointments as well as amazing successes and his post-Olympic years during which he suffered from ill-health and financial difficulty. Even though Greg did not publically come out until the ‘90s, there were widespread rumors that he was gay and it has been widely speculated that homophobia played a large part in his not having benefitted from the lucrative advertising contracts that many other successful athletes signed.

Following the film, PFLAG SCV will introduce our guest of honor, Greg Louganis. A reception will follow the program.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was introduced in Santa Clarita in 1988 in response to the need of our LGBTQ’s youth, their parents, families, friends, and allies, who were struggling with the coming out process at a time when there was much apprehension, misunderstanding, and antipathy toward the gay community. Although many gains have been made since 1988, we continue to serve our community as the youth suicide rate among LGBTQ teens continues to escalate…our work is not yet over.

If you would like further information about PRIDE DAY, please contact Peggy Stabile at 661-993-1881.

Free WordPress Website Building Workshop @ Old Town Newhall Library
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tired of seeing blank pages throughout your website? Can’t afford a professional copywriter or service? Wondering if “under construction” or “coming soon” is a good business strategy? Never heard of ‘Distraction Free Writing?” Learn about writing effective, succinct text for your WordPress website that will convert customers and build your brand. We’ll also talk content best practices and repurposing your WordPress content on your social media channels as well.

OVERVIEW
Learn WordPress the right way in this series of lessons at the Old Town Newhall Library in Santa Clarita. This monthly series will be an opportunity for you to learn WordPress from the ground up. Instructor-led topics will walk you through best practices for going from idea to online and the steps in-between.
Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate level WordPress enthusiasts, this class will address more advanced topics and techniques as we progress.

Sierra Club SCV Group Outing – Mt. Pinos Potluck Dinner @ Meet at Embassy Suites
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm

Sierra Club SCV Group Outing – Mt. Pinos Potluck Dinner

What: Easy 4 mile RT, 500 ft gain to Mt Pinos (8847), highest peak in Los Padres National Forest, and 20-30 degrees cooler than the SCV.  Bring your own main dish and side or dessert to share, plate, eating and serving utensils, jacket and drink. Dinner at summit and back to trailhead by dark.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Meet in N. Valencia by Embassy Suites (take I-5 N, exit 126/Newhall Ranch Rd., exit R to Vanderbuilt, R to Westinghouse, park on street.

More info: David Morrow, 661-254-5245

Italian Catholic Club 4th Anniversary Dinner @ Spumoni Restaurant
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm

Italian Catholic Club 4th Anniversary Dinner

Please join us in celebrating 4 years of Italian tradition with the Italian Catholic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley at Spumoni’s Restaurant Outdoor Patio, 24917 Pico Canyon Rd. in Stevenson Ranch, 91381 on Saturday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Authentic Italian food, one complimentary bottle of wine per table, a raffle & dancing to the live music of Duo Domino!  The cost is $40 per person, prepaid. Contact Anna Riggs for reservations & info 661-645-7877.

 

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Parks After Dark Program
Jun 23 @ 7:43 pm – 8:43 pm

Parks After Dark Program

What: The 2018 Parks After Dark (PAD) program kicks off the season on June 14 at Val Verde Community Regional Park, with numerous free programs and events for children and the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 4.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Val Verde Community Regional Park, 30300 W. Arlington Rd., Val Verde

Cost: Free

More info: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, 626-588-5382

Jun
24
Sun
Ventura County Certified Farmers Market @ College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 5
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ventura County Certified Farmers Market

  • What: Ventura County Certified Farmers Market invites Santa Clarita community members to peruse the produce of 57 farmers.
  • When: Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  
  • Where: College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 5, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Valencia
  • More info:  Email: info@vccfm.org. Telephone: 805-529-6266

 

Fundraising Bingo at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge, Sun & Thu @ Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am

Fundraising Bingo at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge

  • What: Bingo on Sunday and Thursdays, and the community is invited. This charity fundraiser benefits many organizations. On Thursdays, the Santa Clarita Emblem Club serves delicious food for purchase.  Sunday breakfast starting at 9 a.m., or buy hot dogs on Sunday afternoon. Win cash and prizes, and know your contributions are improving the quality of lives for others in our community. Please note: There is no bingo on Super Bowl Sunday, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
  • When: Sundays: Breakfast 9 a.m. Bingo game starts at 1 p.m. Thursdays: doors 4 p.m. game starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379, 17766 Sierra Hwy., Santa Clarita
  • Cost: $20 for first pack and $5 each additional pack. Pull tabs and a few progressive games are also available.
  • More info: For questions please call 661-251-1500. Website: www.elks.org.  Minimum age of players is 18 years. Bingo is not available on some holidays. Check with Elks Office for schedule.

 

 

SCAA Watercolor Workshop @ Home Care Services
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Watercolor Workshop at Home Care Services

Joseph Cibere will demonstrate his unique style of watercolor during a 2-day workshop presented by Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA).

Dates: June 23-24, 2018; and hours: 9 am to 4 pm each day.

Fees: SCAA members $100; Non-members $125.

Classes will be held at: 23340 Cinema Dr #5, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

“This workshop is anticipated to fill up fast,” said Jeanne Iler, SCAA secretary. Contact Jeanne at jeanne2@bluemarble.net for more information.

“The challenge is to know when to stop and let the medium take over,” said Cibere.  “That’s why the most successful paintings seem almost effortless.”

Cibere’s painting style and art demonstrates his love of nature and wilderness. His abstract realism paintings integrate strong design and balance with a sense of illusion and have appeared in Watercolor Magazine and in the International Artists book, The Watercolor Sky and Cloud Techniques of 23 International Artists, and coming soon Splash 20. His work is also part of both corporate and private collections. His studio is at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. He is also a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. He has on-line classes at: joecibere.teachable.com. See: https://www.joeciberewatercolors.com.

Cibere-Hero Fireman. Courtesy photo
Cibere-Orange Monk. Courtesy photo
Cibere-Mountain Mist. Courtesy photo
Valencia Christian Center – VCC Unity Summer @ Hyatt Regency Valencia, Ballroom
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Valencia Christian Center is hosting its lively and music filled services this summer at the Hyatt Valencia each Sunday during the months of June, July and August. Our mission is to provide encouragement and hope through the comfort and love of God’s Word! Please join us and bring a friend.

Jun
25
Mon
Safety Town – Santa Clarita @ Helmers Elementary School
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun summer safety education camp for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children learn important safety lessons from credentialed teachers, trained youth volunteers and from local community safety heroes, including the Fire Department, Sheriff, CHP, City Lifeguards, American Red Cross, Guide Dogs of America, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child-size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that reinforce the safety lessons.

Applications are being accepted for all camps – June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers Elementary School in Valencia. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and includes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify.

Youth counselors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, monitor and model appropriate safety skills and behaviors. They earn community service hours for their work.
Go to www.SafetyTownSCV.com for the child and youth volunteer applications. For more information contact: Susan Russell, Exec. Director @ susan@santaclaritaoptimistfoundation.org, or by phone at (661) 360 – 6457.

Thank you to our premier donor, the Santa Clarita Automobile Dealers Association, for helping us bring a third Safety Town camp to Santa Clarita in 2018!

Safety never takes a break!

Safety Town is a program of the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.

LA County Sheriff and a camper at Safety Town 2017. Courtesy photo
DBSA (National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Meetings @ Temple Beth Ami
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DBSA (National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Meetings

  • What:  We are a caring group of intelligent and artistic individuals (peers/consumers) who hold open, free support group meetings and offer a variety of written information. Our focus is on self-help which is offered in a safe, accepting, non-judgmental, and confidential peer-to-peer environment.
  • When: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Ln., Santa Clarita
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: Please contact Jeff Fox at 818-850-DBSA (3272), or email at jeff@dbsanorthridge.org
Jun
26
Tue
Henry Mayo Blood Drive @ Henry Mayo Education Center
Jun 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 pm

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Blood Drive

To schedule your life-saving appointment: visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: HenryMayo Or call 1-800-Red Cross

-Refreshments and Snacks will be provided

-Photo I.D. required

Henry Mayo Center,
Education Rooms 1, 2, 3
23803 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

1-800-RED CROSS
redcrossblood.org

Happy nurse comforting patient while he donates blood to hospital
Safety Town – Santa Clarita @ Helmers Elementary School
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun summer safety education camp for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children learn important safety lessons from credentialed teachers, trained youth volunteers and from local community safety heroes, including the Fire Department, Sheriff, CHP, City Lifeguards, American Red Cross, Guide Dogs of America, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child-size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that reinforce the safety lessons.

Applications are being accepted for all camps – June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers Elementary School in Valencia. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and includes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify.

Youth counselors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, monitor and model appropriate safety skills and behaviors. They earn community service hours for their work.
Go to www.SafetyTownSCV.com for the child and youth volunteer applications. For more information contact: Susan Russell, Exec. Director @ susan@santaclaritaoptimistfoundation.org, or by phone at (661) 360 – 6457.

Thank you to our premier donor, the Santa Clarita Automobile Dealers Association, for helping us bring a third Safety Town camp to Santa Clarita in 2018!

Safety never takes a break!

Safety Town is a program of the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.

LA County Sheriff and a camper at Safety Town 2017. Courtesy photo
Tesoro Walk & Exercise Club @ Tesoro Adobe Historic Park
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am

Tesoro Walk & Exercise Club  

  • What: A new year-round program to encourage walking & exercise. Program begins on January 23.
  • When: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: 661-702-8953
A Light of Hope Support Groups, Tue & Thu @ Savia Community Center
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Light of Hope Support Groups

  • What: For substance abuse issues, addiction, cutting, anxiety and any other self-destructive action or behaviors. Offering parent support group meetings and youth/young adult (ages 14-26) group meetings weekly, as well as FREE weekend Alternative Peer Group activities and a Drop in Center on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Also available Family and Individual Counseling, Treatment Referrals and Interventions.
  • When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: SAVIA Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave., Suite 201, Newhall, CA
  • Contact info: Tim Traurig, 661-513-HEAL (4325), Heal@alightofhopescv.org www.alightofhopescv.org
Nar-Anon Meeting @ Canyon View Estates
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Nar-Anon Meeting

  • What: A worldwide fellowship and a 12-step program for FAMILY and FRIENDS of ADDICTS that gives support by Sharing our Experience, Strength, and Hope.
  • When: Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Canyon View Estates, 20001 Canyon View Dr., Santa Clarita
  • More info: nar-anon.org, 800-477-6291
Jun
27
Wed
Safety Town – Santa Clarita @ Helmers Elementary School
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun summer safety education camp for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children learn important safety lessons from credentialed teachers, trained youth volunteers and from local community safety heroes, including the Fire Department, Sheriff, CHP, City Lifeguards, American Red Cross, Guide Dogs of America, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child-size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that reinforce the safety lessons.

Applications are being accepted for all camps – June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers Elementary School in Valencia. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and includes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify.

Youth counselors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, monitor and model appropriate safety skills and behaviors. They earn community service hours for their work.
Go to www.SafetyTownSCV.com for the child and youth volunteer applications. For more information contact: Susan Russell, Exec. Director @ susan@santaclaritaoptimistfoundation.org, or by phone at (661) 360 – 6457.

Thank you to our premier donor, the Santa Clarita Automobile Dealers Association, for helping us bring a third Safety Town camp to Santa Clarita in 2018!

Safety never takes a break!

Safety Town is a program of the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.

LA County Sheriff and a camper at Safety Town 2017. Courtesy photo
Stop the Bleed @ Education Center at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health
Jun 27 @ 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

PFLAG Meeting @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Jun 27 @ 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

Sierra Club SCV Group Outing-Mission Peak Moonlight Conditioning Hike @ Meet at Neon Way Trail Head
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Sierra Club SCV Group Outing-Mission Peak Moonlight Conditioning Hike

What: Moderate 5 mile, 1200 ft. gain to view San Fernando Valley. Bring water, lugsoles, flashlight. Rain cancels.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Meet & PM at Neon Way Trailhead. Exit on Balboa Ave off 118 Freeway N 2 miles to Sesnon, W1 mile to Neon Way, right to end of Street.

More info: David Morrow, 661-254-5245, dlrchmorrow@sbcglobal.net

Jun
28
Thu
Safety Town – Santa Clarita @ Helmers Elementary School
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun summer safety education camp for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children learn important safety lessons from credentialed teachers, trained youth volunteers and from local community safety heroes, including the Fire Department, Sheriff, CHP, City Lifeguards, American Red Cross, Guide Dogs of America, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child-size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that reinforce the safety lessons.

Applications are being accepted for all camps – June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers Elementary School in Valencia. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and includes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify.

Youth counselors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, monitor and model appropriate safety skills and behaviors. They earn community service hours for their work.
Go to www.SafetyTownSCV.com for the child and youth volunteer applications. For more information contact: Susan Russell, Exec. Director @ susan@santaclaritaoptimistfoundation.org, or by phone at (661) 360 – 6457.

Thank you to our premier donor, the Santa Clarita Automobile Dealers Association, for helping us bring a third Safety Town camp to Santa Clarita in 2018!

Safety never takes a break!

Safety Town is a program of the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.

LA County Sheriff and a camper at Safety Town 2017. Courtesy photo
A Light of Hope Support Groups, Tue & Thu @ Savia Community Center
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Light of Hope Support Groups

  • What: For substance abuse issues, addiction, cutting, anxiety and any other self-destructive action or behaviors. Offering parent support group meetings and youth/young adult (ages 14-26) group meetings weekly, as well as FREE weekend Alternative Peer Group activities and a Drop in Center on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Also available Family and Individual Counseling, Treatment Referrals and Interventions.
  • When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: SAVIA Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave., Suite 201, Newhall, CA
  • Contact info: Tim Traurig, 661-513-HEAL (4325), Heal@alightofhopescv.org www.alightofhopescv.org
Parks After Dark Program
Jun 28 @ 7:43 pm – 8:43 pm

Parks After Dark Program

What: The 2018 Parks After Dark (PAD) program kicks off the season on June 14 at Val Verde Community Regional Park, with numerous free programs and events for children and the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 4.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Val Verde Community Regional Park, 30300 W. Arlington Rd., Val Verde

Cost: Free

More info: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, 626-588-5382

Jun
29
Fri
Safety Town – Santa Clarita @ Helmers Elementary School
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun summer safety education camp for children 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children learn important safety lessons from credentialed teachers, trained youth volunteers and from local community safety heroes, including the Fire Department, Sheriff, CHP, City Lifeguards, American Red Cross, Guide Dogs of America, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child-size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that reinforce the safety lessons.

Applications are being accepted for all camps – June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers Elementary School in Valencia. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and includes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some scholarships are available for families who qualify.

Youth counselors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, monitor and model appropriate safety skills and behaviors. They earn community service hours for their work.
Go to www.SafetyTownSCV.com for the child and youth volunteer applications. For more information contact: Susan Russell, Exec. Director @ susan@santaclaritaoptimistfoundation.org, or by phone at (661) 360 – 6457.

Thank you to our premier donor, the Santa Clarita Automobile Dealers Association, for helping us bring a third Safety Town camp to Santa Clarita in 2018!

Safety never takes a break!

Safety Town is a program of the Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation.

LA County Sheriff and a camper at Safety Town 2017. Courtesy photo
William S. Hart Walking/Hiking Club @ William S. Hart Regional Park
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

William S. Hart Walking/Hiking Club

  • What: Come join us and make new friends. Enjoy healthy exercise and have some fun too, while hiking 3 to 6 miles in Santa Clarita’s various hiking trails and beautiful open spaces.
  • When: Fridays, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Where: William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall
  • Cost: Free, register anytime.
  • More info: Laurie Bevington, 661-259-1750 or 661-702-8953
Addiction Recovery Support Group @ Valencia United Methodist Church, Room #3
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Addiction Recovery Support Group

  • What: SMART Recovery, Self-Management and Recovery Training is a science-based addiction recovery support group where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid in their recovery from all types of addictive behavior.
  • When: Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room #3, Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
  • Cost: Free, donations accepted
  • More info: Email Mike5388@att.net, call 661-977-1385 or visit www.smartrecovery.org.

 

Summer Bash Returns to Canyon Country @ Luther Drive at Soledad Canyon Rd
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Summer Bash Returns to Canyon Country June 29

Enjoy Food, Beverages and Kid-Friendly Activities on Luther Drive

The annual City of Santa Clarita Summer Bash will once again bring food, fun and entertainment for Santa Clarita Valley residents and visitors in Canyon Country. The 2018 Summer Bash will take place on Friday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Luther Drive, at Soledad Canyon Road.

The Summer Bash transforms Luther Drive into a family-friendly block party experience each year, complete with live music, food, beverages and more. Attendees will be able to partake in a number of activities at Summer Bash including a beer garden provided by Route 66, dinner options from two food trucks and a dessert truck. In addition to the food trucks, restaurants in nearby shopping centers will also be open for normal business hours.

The event will also feature inflatable carnival games, a mechanical shark, a 20-foot inflatable slide and a boot camp style obstacle course. Entrance to the event is free and the Summer Bash is open to the public.

For more information about the 2018 Summer Bash, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Events or contact Event Coordinator Joel Beck at (661) 250-3720.

Summer Pies Workshop @ College of the Canyons
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

BAKING WORKSHOP: SUMMER PIES
(this is a hands-on workshop)
Come learn how to make a couple varieties of pies for your 4th of July Celebrations and summer BBQ’s! In this 2.5 hour hands on workshop we will be making at least 2 pies for you to take home for your summer festivities. First we will start off with making basic pie dough and then the fillings/components. We will be making Key Lime Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust and a Berry Pie with lattice Crust.
Ages 13 and above

19th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series @ Hyatt Regency Valencia (Town Center Drive)
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

19th Annual Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series

Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia.  Established 19 years ago, the series will once again feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and children.

This year’s series will run every Friday night beginning June 15th through August 3rd.  Hours for the concerts will be 7 – 9:30 p.m. The events will take place in the street on town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

Some of the main Series sponsors that are making this year’s concerts possible include:  Princess Cruises, Chiquita Canyon, Mercedes-Benz of Valencia, Hyatt Regency Valencia, City of Santa Clarita and Pleasantview Industries.

“We have one of the most exciting line-ups ever,” said Barbara Myler, Owner/Producer.  “In addition to the extraordinary sounds offered from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artist in the world, the scheduled series will bring a variety of interactive programming for the entire family as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for the adults.”

Enjoy the VIP Experience to entertain clients, special company or personal celebrations by reserving VIP tables.  Benefits include: Your seats waiting for you, bar service, special food options, etc.  (based on availability).  No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed.  Admission is free.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series is produced by Summit West Public Relations & Marketing. For more information regarding the Series or Sponsorship opportunities go to www.ValenciaJazzandBlues.com or call Barbara Myler at 661-290-2911.

Lineup:

Friday, June 15 – Susie Hansen Latin Band  

Friday, June 22 – Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps 

Friday, June 29 – Chuck Strong

Friday, July 6  – Tony Galla featuring Mark LeVang  

Friday, July 13 –Jim Gibson   

Friday, July 20 – Doña Oxford  

Friday, July 27 – Kelly’s Lot   

Friday, August 3 – The Delgado Brothers

Parks After Dark Program
Jun 29 @ 7:43 pm – 8:43 pm

Parks After Dark Program

What: The 2018 Parks After Dark (PAD) program kicks off the season on June 14 at Val Verde Community Regional Park, with numerous free programs and events for children and the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 4.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Val Verde Community Regional Park, 30300 W. Arlington Rd., Val Verde

Cost: Free

More info: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, 626-588-5382

Jun
30
Sat
Old Town Newhall Farmers Market @ Corner of Lyons Ave and Railroad Ave.
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Old Town Newhall Farmers Market

  • What: New location, new day and new hours. California farmers and specialty food purveyors come together each Saturday, rain or shine, to bring you 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.
  • When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Corner of Lyons Avenue and Railroad Avenue, Newhall
  • More info: Further info contact: oldtownnewhallfm@gmail.com, 661-799-3693. An abundance of free parking is available.
Diamond Rio at the PAC @ Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Valencia

Grammy-winning Diamond Rio is known for playing every note on every album. The band – Gene Johnson (mandolin, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead and acoustic guitar, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Marty Roe (lead vocals), Dan Truman (keyboards) and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals) – has had zero member changes over the course of its nearly 30-year history. During that time the band has sold more than 10 million albums, won multiple awards, released two greatest-hits albums, and earned five multi-week No. 1 singles, 22 Top-10 singles, three certified platinum albums and five gold albums.

Special guest Savannah Burrows, winner of the 2016 Country Music Showdown.

Parks After Dark Program
Jun 30 @ 7:43 pm – 8:43 pm

Parks After Dark Program

What: The 2018 Parks After Dark (PAD) program kicks off the season on June 14 at Val Verde Community Regional Park, with numerous free programs and events for children and the entire family to enjoy during balmy summer evenings. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 4.

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: Val Verde Community Regional Park, 30300 W. Arlington Rd., Val Verde

Cost: Free

More info: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, 626-588-5382

Jul
1
Sun
Sierra Club SCV Group Outing – Quigley Canyon Family Hike @ Meet at Trailhead
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am

Sierra Club SCV Group Outing – Quigley Canyon Family Hike

What: Easy 2-3 mile mostly flat hike through Oaks and Grasslands in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley. Possible chances for wildlife viewing. Excellent hike for newcomers and children in a beautiful setting in Newhall. Bring water. Wear sturdy shoes.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Meet at trailhead. 13th Street off Railroad Ave. Cross the train tracks, 13th becomes Arch St which then changes to Placerita. Left on Quigley Canyon Rd. (after sports field) and a right on Cleardale St. to trailhead parking.

Cost: Free

More info: Sandra Cattell, 661-259-0433, sumcatt@yahoo.com

Ventura County Certified Farmers Market @ College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 5
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ventura County Certified Farmers Market

  • What: Ventura County Certified Farmers Market invites Santa Clarita community members to peruse the produce of 57 farmers.
  • When: Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  
  • Where: College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 5, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Valencia
  • More info:  Email: info@vccfm.org. Telephone: 805-529-6266

 

Fundraising Bingo at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge, Sun & Thu @ Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am

Fundraising Bingo at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge

  • What: Bingo on Sunday and Thursdays, and the community is invited. This charity fundraiser benefits many organizations. On Thursdays, the Santa Clarita Emblem Club serves delicious food for purchase.  Sunday breakfast starting at 9 a.m., or buy hot dogs on Sunday afternoon. Win cash and prizes, and know your contributions are improving the quality of lives for others in our community. Please note: There is no bingo on Super Bowl Sunday, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
  • When: Sundays: Breakfast 9 a.m. Bingo game starts at 1 p.m. Thursdays: doors 4 p.m. game starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379, 17766 Sierra Hwy., Santa Clarita
  • Cost: $20 for first pack and $5 each additional pack. Pull tabs and a few progressive games are also available.
  • More info: For questions please call 661-251-1500. Website: www.elks.org.  Minimum age of players is 18 years. Bingo is not available on some holidays. Check with Elks Office for schedule.

 

 

Valencia Christian Center – VCC Unity Summer @ Hyatt Regency Valencia, Ballroom
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Valencia Christian Center is hosting its lively and music filled services this summer at the Hyatt Valencia each Sunday during the months of June, July and August. Our mission is to provide encouragement and hope through the comfort and love of God’s Word! Please join us and bring a friend.

Jul
2
Mon
DBSA (National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Meetings @ Temple Beth Ami
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DBSA (National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Meetings

  • What:  We are a caring group of intelligent and artistic individuals (peers/consumers) who hold open, free support group meetings and offer a variety of written information. Our focus is on self-help which is offered in a safe, accepting, non-judgmental, and confidential peer-to-peer environment.
  • When: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Ln., Santa Clarita
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: Please contact Jeff Fox at 818-850-DBSA (3272), or email at jeff@dbsanorthridge.org
Jul
3
Tue
Tesoro Walk & Exercise Club @ Tesoro Adobe Historic Park
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am

Tesoro Walk & Exercise Club  

  • What: A new year-round program to encourage walking & exercise. Program begins on January 23.
  • When: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Tesoro Adobe Historic Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia
  • Cost: Free
  • More info: 661-702-8953
A Light of Hope Support Groups, Tue & Thu @ Savia Community Center
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Light of Hope Support Groups

  • What: For substance abuse issues, addiction, cutting, anxiety and any other self-destructive action or behaviors. Offering parent support group meetings and youth/young adult (ages 14-26) group meetings weekly, as well as FREE weekend Alternative Peer Group activities and a Drop in Center on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Also available Family and Individual Counseling, Treatment Referrals and Interventions.
  • When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: SAVIA Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave., Suite 201, Newhall, CA
  • Contact info: Tim Traurig, 661-513-HEAL (4325), Heal@alightofhopescv.org www.alightofhopescv.org
Nar-Anon Meeting @ Canyon View Estates
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

Nar-Anon Meeting

  • What: A worldwide fellowship and a 12-step program for FAMILY and FRIENDS of ADDICTS that gives support by Sharing our Experience, Strength, and Hope.
  • When: Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Canyon View Estates, 20001 Canyon View Dr., Santa Clarita
  • More info: nar-anon.org, 800-477-6291
Jul
4
Wed
Independence Day Classic 5K & 10K Run/Walk @ Newhall Memorial Park
Jul 4 @ 6:45 am

Independence Day Classic 5K & 10K Run/Walk

What: Get your Fourth of July off to a running start by taking part in the 36th annual Independence Day Classic 5K, 10K Run/Walk. The route is fast and flat and takes runners along the City of Santa Clarita’s Parade route. After the race, enjoy a refreshing smoothie and stay for the parade!

When: 6:45 a.m.

Where: Newhall Memorial Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall

Cost: $10-$50

More info: To register and for more information visit http://www.scrunners.org/independence-day-classic.html

2018 SCV Fourth of July Parade @ Main Street
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am

2018 SCV Fourth of July Parade

What: This year’s Grand Marshall is Fred W. Trueblood III and the theme of the parade is ‘It’s a Grand Old Flag.’ Enjoy the marching bands, scouts, vintage cars, horses and floats.

When:  9 a.m.

Where: Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Parade starts at 5th & Main Street (Hart Park) and ends on 16th Street.

Cost: Free

More info: For more information on the parade and how to enter your group or float, please visit http://scvparade.com/

www.Santa-Clarita.com

Street Closures:

Travel lanes will reopen following the fireworks show as conditions allow. Due to the high number of vehicles trying to exit the area and the traffic restrictions, extensive delays should be expected. Motorist heading to the east side of the City should use the exits onto Citrus Street, while motorists heading to the west side of the City should use the signalized exits onto Valencia Boulevard or Magic Mountain Parkway.

1856 Fourth of July Celebration @ Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fort Tejon State Historic Park

California State Parks will present a unique living history experience at Fort Tejon State Historic Park.  The 1856 Fourth of July Celebration will offer the visitor a unique opportunity to take a step back in time and experience an 1856 style Fourth of July celebration at this Army outpost of the 1850’s. Watch park volunteers in period attire of the U.S. Army and civilians of the era.  Volunteers will fire a 31-Cannon salute from the old Army post parade ground in honor of the National Holiday.  Cannon will fire a salute for all 31 states in the union in 1856.

Caution: This event has loud noise.

 

The Event:   1856 Fourth of July Celebration

When:             Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 Where:         At Fort Tejon State Historic Park.

 Time:              10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Activities:       The cannon’s roar starts at 12 noon, sharp!

Children’s Games of the period; Pie eating contest, Three-legged race, old time baseball game. Living history demonstrations of Army Life at Fort Tejon

Exhibits and demonstrations may include Army Horsemanship, Blacksmith’s Shop, Barracks Life, Army weapons and equipment of the era, Civilian life at Fort Tejon.

FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK is located on Interstate 5, just north of Lebec, about 36 miles south of Bakersfield and 77 miles north of Los Angeles.  Park admission fees are Adults $5.00, Children (7 – 17 yrs) $3.00, Children under 6 are free.  The Park has no food concessions.  Bring a picnic lunch and relax under the magnificent Valley Oaks at the old post.

Presented by the California Department of Parks & Recreation,

The Volunteers of Fort Tejon State Historic Park and the Fort Tejon Historic Association

The City of Santa Clarita Fourth of July Fireworks Show @ Westfield Valencia Town Center
Jul 4 @ 9:15 pm

The City of Santa Clarita Fourth of July Fireworks Show

What: The day’s festivities conclude with the City of Santa Clarita Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Not only will the night’s sky display magnificent, luminous lights, the air will be filled with the sounds of KHTS AM 1220’s live soundtrack to compliment the ambience of the event.  As the fireworks show is one of the City’s most popular 4th of July events, guests are encouraged to arrive early, as major intersections and streets will be impacted.

When: 9:15 p.m.

Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia

Cost: Free

More info:https://www.santa-clarita.com/city-hall/departments/recreation-community-services-

and-open-space/events/fourth-of-july

www.Santa-Clarita.com

 

Jul
5
Thu
A Light of Hope Support Groups, Tue & Thu @ Savia Community Center
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Light of Hope Support Groups

  • What: For substance abuse issues, addiction, cutting, anxiety and any other self-destructive action or behaviors. Offering parent support group meetings and youth/young adult (ages 14-26) group meetings weekly, as well as FREE weekend Alternative Peer Group activities and a Drop in Center on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Also available Family and Individual Counseling, Treatment Referrals and Interventions.
  • When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: SAVIA Community Center, 23780 Newhall Ave., Suite 201, Newhall, CA
  • Contact info: Tim Traurig, 661-513-HEAL (4325), Heal@alightofhopescv.org www.alightofhopescv.org
Valencia California Family History Center Classes @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Valencia California Family History Center Classes

What: The Valencia California Family History Center holds courses to help the community discover, preserve and share family histories.

When: First and third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Cost: Free

More info: The center is also open daily. Hours vary. Contact 661-259-1347.