A taste of the town, a shot at good health, the chance to meet future employers and learn about local businesses, all while having a good time – sounds like the annual SCV Community Expo is here.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday the place to be will be the City’s Activities Center at the George Caravalho Sports Complex on Centre Pointe Parkway.
Starting tonight at 5 with Taste of Expo, a ticketed event that features samplings from more than 30 area restaurants, the Chamber of Commerce- and City-sponsored event includes displays from 100 business exhibitors and a special “Nonprofit Nook” where guests can learn about local charitable groups.
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Tickets for Taste of Expo are $20 and include 10 tasting tickets. Additional tickets are available and entertainment will be provided by the classic rock band Blue Sky. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is free; hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking is free and free shuttle service will be provided from lower lots. Displays will be open in both the Activities Center and adjacent Gymnasium at the complex.
The Expo offers an opportunity to improve not just your knowledge of local businesses, but also features the College of the Canyons Career and Intern Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Information related to entry, middle and upper level jobs will be available, as well as workshops on the topics of employer expectations, interviewing and resume preparation. The job fair will be held in the Activities Center.
Flu season is here and free flu shots for those age 50 and over or those living with and/or caring for someone at high risk for flu-related complications will be provided by the medical staff of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Entertainment throughout the event will feature local talent; along with Blue Sky, bands include Bad Weather, The Griswalds and two youth bands from West Coast Music Academy; vocalists Melanie Parson, Lindsay Hough and Stacie Levine; demonstrations and exhibition performances by Fun and Fit Gymnastics Center, D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy, Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts and Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center. Also performing will be the Saugus High Concert Choir, Shauna Parnell of Jazzercize and singer Rene Urbanovich.
On Sunday, the fun continues as the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita will put on a pancake breakfast to raise money for local charities and a new facet of Expo, a motorcycle show judged by popular vote from spectators, will feature as many as 40 motorcycles on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.