Things To Do In Santa Clarita – August 13, 2014
Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Circle of Hope “Vine 2 Wine”, Center of the World “COW” Festival, Antelope Valley Fair, Valencia United Methodist Block Party, YMCA “Open House”, Canyon Theatre Guild, and more!
Circle Of Hope “Vine 2 Wine”
Center Of The World “COW” Festival
Antelope Valley Fair
Valencia United Methodist Church “Block Party”
YMCA Open House
Canyon Theatre Guild “Shrek, The Musical”
Canyon Theatre Guild “Forever Plaid”
And More…And Upcoming…
Circle Of Hope “Vine 2 Wine”
When: Saturday, August 16 from 6:30-10:30pm
Where: California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details: Circle of Hope is hosting their 13th Annual “Vine 2 Wine” event. Vine 2 Wine will feature fine wines, live music, gourmet food, and a silent auction. This year there will be a new addition “Barley to Beer” experience with 30 beers from 12 brewers. Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Circle Of Hope Adding Beer Garden Experience At Vine 2 Wine and Circle Of Hope Offers Dozens Of Wines For Vine 2 Wine Event. Tickets are $75 in advance and $95 at the door. More information including tickets, participants, directions, wineries, and brewers, are available online.
Center Of The World - COW Festival
When: Friday, August 15 from 7:30pm-10pm; Saturday, August 16 from 1:30pm-7:30pm; Sunday, August 17 from 1pm-5pm
Where: Pine Mountain Village, I-5 north, exit Frazier Park/Mt Pinos, signs will be posted; see website for actual directions
Details: The 6th Annual Center of the World COW Festival will again be offering “celebration and competition” with folklore storytelling, short plays, and live music. Friday brings the Opening Ceremonies, story-tellers, nature enthusiasts and others “bringing Native American legends, folklore, and info on local ecology and points of interest.” Saturday is the Playwright Competition. Sunday is Music, Songwriting Competition, Awards, and Closing Ceremonies. In addition there will be guided nature walks on local trails. Read more in an article on the KHTS website: CoW Festival Officials Offer $500 Grant For Art Submissions. More information, directions, and schedule are available online.
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When: Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 24
Where: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster – see map and directions on website
Details: The 76th Annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival is back. The carnival section has a wide variety of thrill rides, games and a Kid Zone. There will be a wide choice of fair food. The Concert Stage will have free concerts featuring tribute bands and evening concerts featuring Kool & The Gang with The Commodores; Sublime w/ Rome; Montgomery Gentry; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Check out the Figure 8 Race, Monster Trucks and Demo Derby. The traditional Alfalfa Festival events are represented with livestock exhibits, Miss AV and her court, and Home Art Demonstrations of jewelry, cupcake decorating, and cheesecake and pie baking. KHTS is giving away tickets to concerts and general admission on our Facebook page. More information, concert schedules, ticket information, tickets, directions and more are available online.
YMCA Open House
When: Saturday, August 16 from 11am-2pm
Where: YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details: Santa Clarita Valley YMCA is hosting an Open House. Come see all that YMCA has to offer. Learn about fun fall activities that the whole family can enjoy. Jump into the open swim and hop around the bounce house. There will be opportunities to register for the fall programs, before and after school enrichment, high school youth and government, and more. Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA To Host An Open House. More information and directions to Santa Clarita Valley YMCA are available by calling 253-3593 or online.
Liberty Tax Service “Tax School Open House”
When: Saturday, August 16, 23 and 30 from 9am-3pm
Where: Liberty Tax Service, 26775 Bouquet Canyon Road at Seco Canyon
Details: Liberty Tax Service is holding their “Tax School Open House.” This is your chance to get all your questions about Liberty’s Tax School answered. Check out their materials, meet their instructors, and learn how knowing how to prepare taxes can benefit you. More information about Liberty Tax Service is available by calling 296-1000 or online.
Concerts In The Park “Poncho Sanchez”
When: Saturdays through August 30, concerts begin at 7 pm
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Concerts in the Park. Concerts in the Park is a free concert series that invites family, friends and neighbors to join in the fun. This week’s concert features “Poncho Sanchez.” “For more than three decades, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Read more about Concerts In The Park in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Concerts In The Park Is Gearing Up For A Great Summer. More information on Concerts in the Park, including the top questions asked, is available online.
Canyon Theatre Guild "Shrek, The Musical"
When: Saturday at 8pm on August 16, and 23; Sunday at 2pm on August 17, and 24
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: Canyon Theatre Guild is kicking off the 2014-2015 season with their Santa Clarita Regional Theatre performances of the family friendly and thoroughly hilarious “Shrek, the Musical.” “Shrek, the Musical” based on the DreamWorks movie, comes to Santa Clarita. The musical is a story that most families know and is presented in a new way “full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.” Tickets are $12-$29 depending on seat location. Tickets are on sale at the Canyon Theatre Guild by calling 661-799-2702. More information is available online.
Canyon Theatre Guild “Forever Plaid”
When: Fridays at 8pm: August 22; Saturdays at 8pm: August 16 and 23; Sundays at 2pm: August 17 and 24
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Canyon Theatre Guild has the hilarious “Forever Plaid,” the “most popular and successful ‘jukebox’ musicals ever.” “Forever Plaid” revolves around four 1950s male singers that are killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert. They are given the chance to “fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.” You’ll want to croon along to songs from the show that includes: Heart & Soul, Sixteen Tons, Love Is A Many Splendored Things. For tickets call the Canyon Theatre Guild Box Office at 661-799-2702. More information is available online.
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City Of Santa Clarita “JAM Sessions”
When: Thursday, August 14 starting at 6 pm
Where: Old Town Newhall
Details: Every second Thursday JAM Sessions comes to us at Old Town Newhall. Dance to the beat, play a new instrument and experience something unexpected at these FREE interactive events. All ages and skill levels are welcome. More information is available online.
Temple Beth Ami “Open House”
When: Sunday, August 17 from 10am-1pm
Where: Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall
Details: Come to Temple Beth Ami and meet Rabbi Mark Blazer and Cantor Kenny Ellis. You can meet Judaica instructors and teachers. There will be information on Parenting Place SCV (Mommy & Me). Tickets and information for upcoming events will be shared. Refreshments will be served. More information and direction are available by calling 655-6410 or online.
Zonta “LifeForward Workshop”
When: Saturday, August 16 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Savia Community Center, 23780 Newhall Avenue in Newhall
Details: Zonta's LifeForward workshops meet a critical need in the Santa Clarita Valley by offering programs and workshops that are designed to empower women. Experienced instructors present topics that support economic independence and self-sufficiency. More information is available online.
Castaic Lake Water Agency “Less-Grass Landscape” Workshop
When: Saturday, August 16 from 9am-12 noon
Where: Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road,above Central Park
Details: Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) holds community workshops to help us with our yards and gardens. This month’s workshop is “The Less-Grass Landscape – Less Can Be More.” “Too much or too little water, wind, or sun, can be harmful to any garden. But with a little knowledge and water-wise attitude, you can work with the environment to make your garden healthy and attractive.” Learn more about gardening and conservation at the CLWA workshops. More information is available by calling 297-1600 or online and registration is available online.
City Of Santa Clarita “River Rally T-Shirt Art Design Contest”
When: submission due by August 22
Where: submit to - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: To celebrate the 20th annual River Rally, the City is inviting students K-6 grades to submit an art design that may be selected as the artwork printed on this year’s t-shirts for the event. Submissions are to be sent via email by August 22. The Santa Clara River Rally will be held Saturday, September 20 from 8am to 11am at Wiley Canyon Road and Via Princessa Bridge. More information is available online.
City Of Santa Clarita “Let’s Go To The Beach”
When: Runs through Sunday, August 31
Where: various locations throughout Santa Clarita
Details: Grab your towel and sunscreen and had out to Santa Monica Beach, the easy way. The City of Santa Clarita is again offering rides on air-conditioned commuter express buses. Travelers can bring their beach chair, coolers and even surfboards. Summer Beach Bus fares are $3 each way for children and adults, and $1.50 each way for Seniors and persons with disabilities. Exact cash fares or TAP stored value only – no monthly passes accepted. Those under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied minors must bring valid school identification. More information on routes and pickup locations, RSVP for large groups, bus etiquette, and more is available by calling 661-294-1BUS or online.
Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry “Summer Food Drive”
When: drive now underway and continues through Friday, August 29
Where: see details
Details: The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is part of the Sixth Annual “Summer Food Drive” to help Santa Clarita Valley families in need. Take a trip to the grocery store and help fill the SCV Food Pantry. Summer is a tough time for the Food Pantry because so many donating families are on the go in the summer and not donating at the same levels as the holidays. At the same time, local children that may benefit from school programs are out of school for the summer. Read more about what is needed in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry To Host Summer Food Drive. Donation Bins are located: City Hall, Santa Clarita Sports Complex, Transit Maintenance Facility, Central Park, City’s Corporate Yard, Valencia Library, Old Town Newhall Library, and Canyon Country Library. Learn more about the Santa Clarita Food Pantry online.
Swing Dancing In The Park
When: Saturday, August 16 from 6pm-9pm
Where: West Creek Park, 24247 Village Circle, Valencia Details: West Creek Park is the location for a fun event “Swing Dancing In The Park.” This event is hosted by Los Angeles Parks And Recreation. The Jumpin’ Joz Band will provide music for the night of swing dancing. More information and directions are available online.
A Night At The Races
When: Saturday, August 16 from 6-10pm
Where: American Legion, 24527 Spruce Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Come to “A Night At The Races” for an evening of fun for adults. Tickets include admission, dinner, non-alcoholic beverage, four race tokens, and two raffle tickets. There will also be horse races, raffles, silent auction and dancing. Tickets are $25 per person.
And Upcoming Events…
City Of Santa Clarita “SENSES”
When: Thursday, August 21 starting at 7 pm
Where: Old Town Newhall
Details: Every third Thursday SENSES comes to us at Old Town Newhall. This week’s psychedelic theme “Disco Fever” will bring the energy of Studio 54 to Old town Newhall with flashing strobe lights and groovy dance tunes of the Disco era’s hottest bands. Not to be missed are the festive food trucks. More information is available online.
City Of Santa Clarita “Pills Kill” Symposium
When: Wednesday, August 27 beginning at 6pm
Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, near Golden Valley
Details: The City of Santa Clarita are hosting “Pills Kill: Prescription To Addiction” Symposium. Prescription dug abuse has become a national epidemic. Prescription drugs are a gateway to other drugs. Prescription drugs can be highly addictive, and are often deadly. There will be a Resource Expo from 6pm-6:30pm. The Symposium starts at 6:30pm and will cover signs of abuse, tools for prevention, and resources for those who need help. The Symposium is the fourth in the Heroin Kills series and is free and open to the public. Read more in an article on the KHTS website: City Of Santa Clarita To Host Prescription Drug Symposium. More information is available online.
Youth Sports JetHawks Day
When: Saturday, August 30 at 6 p.m.
Where: JetHawks Stadium “The Hanger”, 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
Details: The City of Santa Clarita and the Lancaster JetHawks will be holding their 3rd Annual Youth Sports JetHawks Day. Tickets are $8 for Preferred Grandstand, $13 for Preferred Grandstand AND Sleepover. Each ticket purchased will be eligible for a raffle drawing to throw out the game’s first pitch. Drawing for the first pitch will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival and the last day to purchase tickets is August 29th. Tickets and more information is available by calling 661-250-3756 or online.
Valencia United Methodist Church “Block Party”
When: Saturday, September 7 from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, across from Henry Mayo Hospital
Details: Valencia United Methodist Church is hosting a free family fun “Block Party.” There will be live music, a photo booth, door prizes, and food. Join in on the fun activities for all ages: a giant water slide, rock climbing wall, carnival games, and pie-eating contest. Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA To Host An Open House. More information is available by calling 255-1301 or online.
Michael Hoefflin Foundation “Evening Under The Stars”
When: Saturday, September 13 starting at 6pm
Where: Robinson Ranch on the 18th Hole, 27734 Sand Canyon
Details: The Michael Hoefflin Foundation “Evening Under The Stars Benefitting Kids With Cancer” is back with a hole new look and location. The evening will feature the Bella Circo performance called “La Galleria.” This acrobatic troupe has aerial acts similar to Cirque du Soleil performances. There will be dinner, live auction and silent auction. More information and tickets for “Evening Under The Stars” are available by calling 250-4100 or online.
Santa Clarita Ballet “Beauty And The Beast”
When: Saturday, September 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 14 at 2pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the COC Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: The Santa Clarita Ballet has the production “Beauty and the Beast.” “Beauty and the Beast” tells the romantic tale of a devoted daughter who lives with a hideous Beast to spare her father’s life. But of course, love conquers all, Beauty’s trust and fondness grows, and the Beast’s cure is removed. Santa Clarita Ballet company members and guest professional dancers will perform to the impressionistic themes of composers Ravel, Debussy and Faure. Tickets are now on sale through Santa Clarita Ballet by coming into the studio on Oak Avenue during Box Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3-6pm; Wednesday from 4-6pm; and Saturday from 9:30am-1:30pm. You may also call 661-251-0366 and leave a message and your call will be returned. Learn more about Santa Clarita Ballet and tickets online.
Saugus High Class of 2004 Reunion
When: Saturday, August 23 from 7-11pm
Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Clubhouse, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Details: The Saugus High School Class of 2004 will be celebrating their 10th High School Reunion. The evening includes visiting with classmates, Italian buffet dinner, drinks and dancing. More details and tickets are available online. More information is also available by contacting Kathleen Huff or Becky Medina email@example.com or call 213-220-0077.
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