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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 2, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Santa Clarita 4th Of July Parade, Santa Clarita 4th Of July Fireworks with KHTS Simulcast; The Church On The Way Santa Clarita “Soakfest”; LA SummerFest “Americana Folk Fest”, and more!

4th Of July In Santa Clarita: Run, Breakfast, Parade, Fireworks
The Church On The Way Santa Clarita “Soakfest 2014”
LA Summerfest “Americana Folkfest”
Lancaster Jethawks
City Of Santa Clarita Beach Bus
City Of Santa Clarita “Art Slam”
Summer Fun For Kids
And Upcoming…

4th Of July In Santa Clarita:
Independence Day Run, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fireworks - Simulcast With KHTSCity of Santa Clarita 4th of July

When:  Friday, July 4 – see specific times below
Where:  see specific locations below
Details:  The more Santa Clarita grows the more the 4th of July brings us together with small hometown feelings.  The Independence Day 5K, 10K, Kid’s K, and
Non-Competitive Walk
.  The 10K starts at 7am.  The 5K Race and Walk starts at 8am.  The Kids K starts at 7:45am.  The meeting point is Newhall Memorial Park, 24933 Newhall Avenue.  More information, race route, registration, pre-race pickup registration is available online.  Proceeds benefit SCV High School Cross Country Teams and other local charities.  Next on the list for the 4th of July is Pancake Breakfast starting at pre-parade time of 6:30-9:30am at the Roger Dunn parking lot on Main Street.  Breakfast tickets are $4 per person.  Next on the list is the Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade starting at 9am.  Jim Ventress of the SCV Boys & Girls Club will be Grand Marshal.  This year’s theme is Our Heroes: We Can Because They Do.  There are many categories for the parade, expect to see horses, floats, bands, fire trucks, kids and more kids, cars, military, and more, much more.  More information on the parade, including parade route, street closures, and frequently asked questions are available online.  After your family celebrates and barbeques, finish the day with the City of Santa Clarita 4th of July Fireworks Show starting at 9:15pm at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.  KHTS AM-1220 will be doing a live simulcast of complimentary patriotic soundtrack.  More information, including best viewing and parking areas, is available online.  Read more in an article on KHTS website: City Of Santa Clarita Announced 4th Of July Events Lineup. 

Are you interested in events and activities in the Santa Clarita Valley?  Stay informed with a weekly KHTS Top Things To Do This Weekend E-newsletter.

The Church on the Way Santa Clarita SoakfestThe Church On The Way Santa Clarita “Soakfest 2014”

When:  Friday, July 4 from 4-7pm
Where:  The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, 23415 Cinema Drive-between Valencia Blvd and Bouquet
Details:  The Church On The Way Santa Clarita is holding “Soakfest 2014.”  This epic water war will have something for everyone: free food, age specific water balloon fights, and a giant water slide.  For those that won’t care to get wet, there will be a “Dry Zone.”  This is a free event and everyone is invited.  More information and registration are available by calling 661-291-6000 or online.  

LA SummerFest “American Folk Fest”

When:  Saturday, July 5, gates open at 4:30pm
Where:  Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall Details:  Gather up the family, prepare a picnic dinner, grab blankets and chairs for LA SummerFest’s first event of the summer, The First Annual “American Folk Fest.”  LA SummerFest is a series of cultural festivals: free concerts, Shakespeare, opera, praise music, musical cabaret, and the SCV Concert Band.  Admission is free for this evening under the stars.  There will be music, food trucks, beer and wine.  Americana Folk Fest features acoustic music from:  Wumbloozo, Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements, John Zipperer & Friends, Modal Tease String Band, and Master of Ceremonies Kirby Heybourne.  More information and directions is available online.   

Lancaster JetHawksLancaster JetHawks

When:  Friday, July, 4 at 6:30pm; Saturday, July 5 at 6pm, Sunday, July 6 at 5pm
Where: JetHawks stadium “The Hanger”,  45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
Details:  The Lancaster JetHawks have started their quest for another California League Title and they want us to be part of the fun.  Friday night home games include fireworks, and every Saturday includes jerseys and bobbleheads.  The Lancaster JetHawks are minor league baseball Class A Advanced affiliate. JetHawks baseball is family entertainment of our national pastime.  This weekend’s games are against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.  Tickets and more information is available by calling 661-726-5400 or online.  

City Of Santa Clarita “Let’s Go To The Beach”

When:  Starts Saturday, June 7 and runs through Sunday, August 31
Where:  various locations throughout Santa Clarita
Details:  Grab your towel and sunscreen and head 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

City Of Santa Clarita “Art SLAM”

When: Thursday, July 3 from 7-11pm
Where:  Main Street, between Market Street and 6th Street, in Old Town Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita hosts “Art SLAM” every first Thursdays of the month.  “See the work of artists’ as they respond to a theme; develop interactive opportunities, large installations of art work, and gallery exhibits.”  The evening of art includes artists, photographers, models, designers, and musicians.  The culinary art will be well represented.  Every month a theme is selected.  More information is available online.  

Summer Fun For Kids…

Academy Swim ClubAcademy Swim Club
When:  now and year-round
Where:  Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia
Details:  The Academy Swim Club holds child-friendly Aquatic Safety Programs.  They teach not only how to swim but how to be safe around water.  Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4.  Academy Swim Club offers a variety of programs: Parent-n-Me and Baby Swim; Private, Semi-Private, and Group Lessons; Continuous Re-Enforced Water Safety & Lifesaving Techniques, and more.  More information is available by calling 661-702-8585 or online.  

Canyon Theatre Guild “Summer Youth Workshops”

When:  see below
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 21242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild offers Summer Youth Workshops.  These workshops are perfect in a variety of ways to suit almost all kids.  Previous acting experience is not necessary.  The workshops are about learning and group cooperation while having fun, and making and meeting new friends.  Kids will learn from professionals and put on a show on a real stage. More information on each workshop, play information, and pricing are available by calling 661-799-2702 or online.  

CTG Kids is for ages 6-10.  
The CTG Kids will work on “Super Heroes & Social Smarts, or How to Interact with Human Beings.” 
Workshops run: 
Session 2 - July 7 - July 18
Session 3 - July 21 - August 2.  
All CTG Kids sessions meet Monday through Friday from 9am-noon. 

CTG Juniors is for ages 10-13.  
The CTG Juniors will work on “The Magical Land of Oz.”
Workshops run:
Session 2 – July 14 – August 2
Both sessions meet Monday through Friday from 12:30pm-4:30pm.
These workshops are limited to 25 students.

Ekata Training CenterEkata Training Center

When: now and year-round
Where:  Ekata Training Center, 27831 Smyth Drive, across from Valencia High School
Details:  Ekata’s mission is to fuse ancient tradition with science and technology.  Ekata is a family experience.  There are programs for Little Pandas ages 3-5 years, through the 13-16 teen Bridge Program, to Adult Curriculum.  At Ekata, it isn’t all about the workout, but also about massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and nutrition and herbology.  There is even a childcare center that takes care of the little ones while Mom gets a massage, takes a yoga class, or just sits down to have a hot tea and read a magazine.  More information is available by calling 661-255-1114 or online.  

Gymboree Play & Music

When:  now and year-round
Where:  Gymboree Play & Music, 24201 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 3402
Details:  Gymboree Play & Music brings out creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5.  The Gymboree curriculum offers classes in Play & Learn, Music, Art, Sports, Family, and School Skills.  Gymboree Play & Music is part of the KHTS Restaurant Row half-price program.  Certificates are available online or at KTHS (27225 Camp Plenty, Ste 8) once every three months.      More information is available by calling 661-287-3890, email, or online.  

Ice Station Valencia “Summer Camp”

When:  summer
Where:  Ice Station Valencia, 27745 North Smyth Drive, across from Valencia High School
Details:  Ice Station Valencia has “Kidtastic Summer Camp, the coolest camp in town.”  Campers can attend full-day, half-day morning, and half-day afternoon sessions.  They will participate in fun and age appropriate crafts and games, with special events including Play In Snow and Broomball.  They will also get an introduction to Broomball, Speed Skating, Curling, and Hockey.  Every Friday, campers participate in the Ice Station Valencia Winter Olympic Games with fun relays and contests.  For an ice skating outing, consider the KHTS Restaurant Row program for half-price admission certificates.   Certificates are available online or at KTHS, 27225 CampPlenty, Ste 8 – at SoledadCanyon.     More information is available by calling 661-755-8686 or online.

MB2 Raceway
When:  now and year-round
Where:  MB2 Raceway. 13943 Balboa Boulevard, Sylmar
Details:  MB2 Raceway is high speed indoor kart racing on a ¼ mile road course.  MB2 also has junior karts for kids.  Kids must be at least 48” tall to race.  Consider the KHTS Restaurant Row program for half-price admission certificates.   Certificates are available online or at KTHS, 27225 Camp Plenty, Ste 8 – at Soledad Canyon.  
More information is available by calling 866-986-7223 or online.  

Santa Clarita Ballet "Summer Workshops"

When:  now and year-round
Where: Santa Clarita Ballet, 26798 Oak Avenue, just north of Soledad Canyon Road
Details:  The Santa Clarita Ballet celebrates 19 years of dance in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Santa Clarita Ballet has thrilled audiences with performances of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Alice in Wonderland, and the incomparable The Nutcracker.  They hold year-round workshops and summer workshops.  Summer workshops include: Miss Pam’s Petit Camp, Junior Workshop for grades 1-2, Senior Workshop for grades 3, 4, and 5.  More information is available by calling 661-261-6844 or online.  

Santa Clarita Lanes “Youth Summer Bowling”

When:  year-round
Where:  Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  Santa Clarita Lanes has several youth bowling programs for summer.  Beginning June 19 you can enjoy Cosmic Bowling Thursdays from 3:30-5pm.  For Father’s Day fathers bowl free all day.  Santa Clarita Lanes participates in the KHTS Restaurant Row half-price certificate programs.  Certificates are available online or at KTHS, 27225 Camp Plenty, Ste 8 – at Soledad Canyon.   More information on Summer Programs can be found by calling 661-254-0540 or online

Valencia United Methodist Church “Vacation Bible School”

When:  Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 9am-12:15pm 
Where:  Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway – across from Henry Mayo Hospital
Details:  Valencia United Methodist is holding “Weird Animals Vacation Bible School.”  Vacation Bible School “meets for one week during the summer for fun, fun, and more fun.”  “Kids will connect with God and with other kids through Bible stories, music, snacks, crafts, and more.”  Vacation Bible School is for ages 3 years and 6th grade.  More information and registration is available by calling 661-255-1301 or online.  

Waller’s Gym Jam “Summer Day Camps”

When:  now and year-round
Where:  26515 Ruether Avenue, Santa Clarita 
Details:  Waller’s Gym Jam has “Summer Day Camps.”  Waller’s Gym Jam is all about “crazy, happy, fun” gymnastics.  Lil’ Jammers are ages 4-6 years old and attend from 9am-noon.  Gym Jammers are ages 6-12 years old and participate from 9am-3pm.  More information is available by calling 661-251-3390 or online.  

YMCA “Summer Enrichment”

When:  now through end of summer
Where:  YMCA Santa Clarita, 26147 McBean Parkway
Details:  Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is important at YMCA Santa Clarita.  YMCA had a wide variety of “Summer Enrichment” activities including day and resident camps, swim lessons, youth enrichment, group exercise classes, and much more.  More information is available by calling 661-253-3593 or online.

And Upcoming Events…

Outlets at TejonOutlets At Tejon “VIP Preview Party”

When:  Wednesday, August 6 from 6-9pm
Where:  Outlets at Tejon,  on the I-5 on the way to Bakersfield in Tejon Ranch
Details:  Shop the Outlets at Tejon and you’ll be donating to local charities.  The Outlets at Tejon are holding a VIP Preview party and KHTS will be there for the celebration.  The VIP party will include exclusive savings, giveaways, and entertainment.  Save 65% at more than 70 brand-name stores, including J. Crew Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, and Pottery Barn Outlet.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Outlets At Tejon Partners With Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita, The Painted Turtle.   Tickets for VIP Preview are $25 and must be purchased in advance.  There will be VIP Goodie Bags, and wine and appetizers.  More information, a list of stores, and tickets are available online

Country Showdown 2014 

When:  Saturday, July 19 at Concert In The Park
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  The first local round of the 33rd Annual Country Showdown 2014 has pared the field down to three competitors.   Local radio stations, like KHTS AM-1220, throughout the United States give upcoming artists a way to win the Country Showdown.  Country Showdown is a series of competitions on several levels:  Local, State, Regional, and National.   The first-round of local competition at Keyboard Galleria saw three local bands move ahead from the original pack of 11 entries.      The top three are: Marie Wise-Hawkins, Annie Brody’s, and J’Rose.  The final-round of local competition takes place at the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts In The Park.  Read more about the first-round competition in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Bands To Move On To Second Round Of Country Showdown.     In 2012, Poor Man’s Poison won the National competition and the band was a KHTS contestant.  In 2013, Suzanne Harper was a National competitor and was a KHTS contestant. More information is available by calling KHTS at 661-298-1220 or online

City Of Santa Clarita “Concerts In The Park”

When:  begins July 12 through August 30, concerts begin at 7pm
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.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website:Santa Clarita Concerts In The Park Is Gearing Up For A Great Summer.  First, on the concert schedule is DSB-America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey.  “They have captured the lush signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime.”  More information including the top questions asked is available online

Citrus Classic Balloon FestivalCitrus Classic Balloon Festival

When:  Friday, July 25 from 6pm-11pm and Saturday, July 26 from 6:30am-11pm
Where:  off Highway 126 in Santa Paula (18249 E. Telegraph Road)
Details:  The 7th Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival gives us over 30 hot air balloons and fun activities for all ages.  The Festival includes: tethered balloon rides, free train rides, skydivers & stunt planes, Evening Balloon Glows, Sunset Wine Dinner,  Craft Beer Dinner, car show, live entertainment, AfterGlow Party, Tasting Pavilions, and more. There will be a Vintage Trailer Village, and Kids Fun Zone with a farm petting zoo, climbing wall and teepee.  More information, schedule of events, tickets for the dinners and general admission are available online.   

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.  Tickets are $75 in advance and $95 at the door.  More information including tickets, participants, directions, wineries, and brewers, are available online

Dr. Thomas Polucki “Foam Rolling Class”

When: Wednesdays at 7pm    
Where:  25050 Peachland, Suite 5, Newhall
Details:  Dr. Thomas Polucki is holding a free “Foam Rolling Class” every Wednesday.  Learn the secret that top athletes use to erase muscle and joint pain without drugs.  The free class is limited to six.  Please call to reserve a spot 661-753-9340.  Learn more about Dr. Thomas Polucki and his radio show “Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour” on KHTS AM-1220 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 or call 213-220-0077.

Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center.

Looking for more events or want to register your event – check out the KHTS Community Calendar 



Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 2, 2014 KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 2, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones