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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 16, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Easter Celebrations at Santa Clarita Churches, City of Santa Clarita Splash & Dash Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza, Hypnosis With Abi, COC Job & Career Fair and KHTS Virtual Job Fair,  and much more.

Santa Clarita Churches “Easter Celebrations”
City Of Santa Clarita “Splash & Dash Egg Hunt”
City Of Santa Clarita “Eggstravaganza”
Canyon Theatre Guild “Damn Yankees” & “Clarissa’s Closet”
Hypnosis With Abi “The Mental Bank”
College Of The Canyons “Job & Career Fair” And KHTS “Virtual Job Fair”
And More…And Upcoming…

Santa Clarita Churches “Celebrate Easter”

Real Life ChurchReal Life Church Easter

Where:  Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road – between McBean Parkway and Grandview
Details:  Lead Pastor Rusty George invites us to celebrate Easter with Real Life Church’s energetic worship music and relevant message. 5pm and 6:30pm, and Sunday morning services, April 20th starting at 6:30am, 8:30am, 10 and 11:30am. There will be a free dinner provided at the Thursday and Friday services at 6:00pm and Saturday at 4pm. The Real Life Kids will be performing and "Sammi The Camel" will be there to see at all service times.  More information on Real Life Church is available by calling 661-775-7401 or online.  

Thursday, April 17 at 7pm
Friday, April 18 at 7pm
Saturday, April 19 at 5pm and 6:30pm
Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6:30am, 8:30am, 10am, and 11:30am 

Grace Baptist EasterGrace Baptist

Where:  Grace Baptist, 22833 Copper Hill Drive – on the corner of Copperhill and Seco Canyon  
Details:  Senior Pastor David Hegg, Worship Life Pastor Peter Beers, and the other pastors of Grace Baptist invite everyone to join in the celebration of Easter.  “The Light of Resurrection” is a dramatic presentation with live choir and orchestra and takes place in the Worship Center that is transformed into Jerusalem.  More information and tickets are available online.     Learn more about Grace Baptist by calling 661-296-8737 or online.  

“The Light of Resurrection”
Thursday, April 17 at 7:30pm 
Friday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 19 at 5:30pm

Resurrections Sunday Services
Sunday, April 20:
Outdoor Service - 6:30am in the Amphitheater.  At this service, no child care is available.  The service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.
Indoor Services – 9am, 10:45am in the Worship Center.  Child care is available for 4 years and under.  The 10:45am service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.  There will be no Sunday School for children or adults.  

NorthPark Community ChurchNorthPark Community Church

Where:  NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway
Details:  Senior Pastor Dave White invites Santa Clarita to take part in the Easter celebration at NorthPark Community Church including “Heaven is for Real - Because He is Risen!” message series.  More information on NorthPark Community Church is available by calling 661-296-6784 or online.

Palm Sunday, April 13 from 9am-1pm – Palm Sunday “Funday” – There will be a free pancake breakfast with live music, bounce house and blood drive.  Pastor Dave will begin “Heaven is for Real” “Because He is Risen!”

Good Friday, Friday, April 18 at 6pm and 7:30pm

Easter Services, Sunday, April 20 from 9am, 10:30am, and 11:45am – “Heaven is for Real”, full slate of Children’s & Youth ministries. 

Valencia United Methodist

Where:  Valencia United Methodist, 25718 McBean Parkway – across from HenryMayoNewhallMemorialHospital
Details:  Pastor John Shaver and the Valencia United Methodist team of pastors is celebrating Easter and all are welcome.  More information is available by calling 661-255-1301 or online.  

Easter Sunday, April 20 at 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am – “Everything New”
Easter Sunday, April 20 – Children’s Activities at 9:45am and 11am

The Sanctuary Church

Where:  26444 Friendly Valley Parkway – near intersection of Sierra Highway
Details:  Pastor Marty Walker and The Sanctuary leadership welcomes Santa Clarita Valley residents to worship Easter at The Sanctuary.  The Sanctuary invites everyone, even those that may believe themselves to be “the least, the last, and the lost.”  More information about The Sanctuary is available by calling 661-252-7255 or online.  

Easter Sunday, April 20 at 9am, 11am, and 5pm

The Church On The Way Santa Clarita

Where:  The Church on the Way Santa Clarita, 23415 Cinema Drive, near Valencia Boulevard
Details:  Senior Pastors, Douglas & Christa Andersen warmly invite everyone to attend The Church On The Way Santa Clarita for the following services.  More information is available by calling 661-291-6000 or online.  

Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 13 at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am
Seder:  Thursday, April 17 at 6pm
Good Friday:  Friday, April 18 at noon and 7pm
Easter Sunday:  Sunday, April 20 at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am – “Beyond the Bunny!” kids spectacular at all three services.

Sunrise Service at Vasquez RocksThe Sunrise Service at Vasquez Rocks 

When:  Saturday, April 19 at 2pm and Easter Sunday, April 20 at 5am, arrive at least half an hour early
Where:  Vasquez Rocks, 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce (see map on website)
Details:  The Christian Evangelical Churches of Agua Dulce & Acton are again holding their dramatic Easter presentation of the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  There is no charge for this re-enactment, though donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.  “A life-changing, awe inspiring, and unforgettable experience.”  Please visit the website for: map directions, tips on how to dress, parking, and other important information.   

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.

City Of Santa Clarita “Splash & Dash Egg Hunt”

When:  Saturday, April 19 starting at 10am
Where:  Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, at Golden Valley Parkway
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is holding the Fifth Annual “Splash & Dash Egg Hunt”.  The Splash & Dash is for children ages 10 years and younger.  The hunt will take place in the Waterslide pool.  Parents must accompany all children and are encouraged to swim with their child.  Life jackets are available at no charge.  This is a free event but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item for donation to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. 

City Of Santa Clarita “Eggstravaganza” 

When:  Saturday, April 19 starting at 10am
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is holding an “Eggstravaganza” for children ages 1-10 years old.  Children can fill their baskets with goodies.  The park will be divided into different areas by age to give everyone a fun and fair time.   This is a free event but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item for donation to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry.  Parking is limited, please consider car-pooling.   

Hypnosis With Abi “The Mental Bank” 

When:  Saturday, April 19 from 10am-noon
Where:  SCV Care Learning Academy, 26883 Ruether Avenue – north of Soledad Canyon Road
Details:  Abi Caruthers of Hypnosis With Abi is holding “The Mental Bank” seminar to help us to achieve our dreams.  “It may sound over-sensational but this scientific, proven technique has helped thousands of people achieve their wildest dreams and so can you!”  Light refreshments will be served and there will door prizes.  The cost  of the seminar is $20, but if you attended the first seminar, ask about a half-price ticket.  RSVP to Abi Caruthers by calling 818-253-4464 or,

College Of The Canyons “Job & Career Fair” and KHTS “Virtual Job Fair”

When:  Wednesday, April 23 from 10am-2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, East PE-Gym
Details:  College of the Canyons is holding a “Job & Career Fair” and KHTS will be there with a “Virtual Job Fair” to expand your search.  The fair is open to COC students and the entire Santa Clarita community.  A large and diverse group of employers are looking to fill a wide range of positions.  Stop by the “Virtual Job Fair” at the KHTS AM-1220 booth to view more employers looking for employees.  Dress for success and bring resumes.  There is free parking in the student parking lot.  Employers interested in being part of the “Virtual Job Fair” can contact Roby Marshall at KHTS by calling 661-298-1220 or emailing 

Canyon Theatre Guild “Damn Yankees” 

When:  Friday Evenings at 8pm on: April 18 and 25; Saturday Evenings at 8pm on: April 19, 26; Sunday evening at 6pm on April 27  
Where:  24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild has the musical comedy “Damn Yankees.”  The story is about Joe Boyd, a middle-aged man that loves baseball especially the Washington Senators that always loses to the NY Yankees.  Joe makes a deal with the Devil and the Shoeless Joe story progresses from there.  Are you humming “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,” yet? Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents “Clarissa's Closet” And “Damn Yankees.”  Tickets are $15-$17 for Juniors/Seniors and $17-$19 for Adults.  Tickets are available by calling 661-799-2702.  More information and directions are available online.   

Canyon Theatre Guild “Clarissa’s Closet”

When: Saturday Matinees at 2pm on: April 19, 26; Sundays Matinees at 2pm on: April 27
Where:  24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild has the family friendly, fast action musical, “Clarissa’s Closet.”  Clarissa is a highly imaginative girl with a vivid imagination that loves to write but hates to clean her closet.  “The items cluttering Clarissa’s Closet become a variety of characters – pirates, monsters, fish, angels, Robin Hood’s Merry Men, and even a Hobbit or two.  The adventures that go with them as Clarissa finally attempt to conquer and clear the closet are hilarious.”  Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  Canyon Theatre Guild Presents “Clarissa's Closet” And “Damn Yankees.”  Tickets are $12-$15 for Juniors/Seniors and $15-$17 for Adults.  Tickets are available by calling 661-799-2702.  More information and directions are available online

Congressional Art Competition

When:  deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014
Where:  see below
Details:  The Congressional Art Competition is now accepting artwork submissions.  The competition is open to all high school students within the California 25th District represented by Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon.  Read more about the competition, criteria, submission locations and past winners in an article on the KHTS website: Congressional Art Competition Accepting Submissions Until April 21. The judging ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 at 4pm at FastFrame Valencia.  

Special Olympics “Shoot-A-Thon”

When:  Saturday, May 19 from 10am-3pm
Where: City of Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway – at Golden Valley Parkway
Details:  The Special Olympics is holding their 3rd Annual Shoot-A-thon.  This year’s goal of shooting basketballs is 12,000 baskets. The event brings together athlete with intellectual disabilities, local residents, and volunteers from all of the local Santa Clarita high schools.  Mixed Martial Arts legend John McCarthy will be back for a second year.  Also joining in on the fun: former NBA player Tony Farmer; the L.A. Kings Ice Crew; and the L.A. Sparks mascot, Sparky.  Funds raised will benefit Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley & Tri-Valley Regions and Hoops of Hope.  More information is available online.  

College Of The Canyons “Mind, Body, Wellness – Wellness Walk”

When:  Thursday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 23 from 11:30am-12:30pm; 12:00pm-1pm; and 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where:  see details below
Details:  College of the Canyons “Mind, Body, Wellness” knows that “the choices we make when it comes to eating, sleeping and coping with stress and conflict can have profound effect on our overall physical and mental health, as well as our performance in school, work and personal life.”  As part of their series of events focusing on healthy lifestyles, there are two walk being held.  The Valencia Walk on Thursday, April 17 will meet at the Honor Grove on the Valencia Campus for a guided educational walk around campus.  The Canyon Country Walk on Wednesday, April 23 will meet at the Amphitheater on the Canyon Country Campus for a guided educational walk around campus.  These events are free and open to the public.  More information is available by calling 362-3244 or online.  

HMNMH “Donate A Bear” 

When:  throughout the month of April
Where:  one drop off location is KHTS AM-1220, 27225 Camp Plenty, Suite 8 – at Soledad Canyon
Details:  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital admits more than 10,200 children each year through their Emergency Room.  To help comfort these young patients, the hospital is starting a “Donate A Bear” drive.  Donate a new 9 to12 inch  teddy bear and/or other stuffed animal.  Come on down to KHTS with your donation or email or call 661-678-4047 for alternate collection boxes. 

Six Flags Magic Mountain “Ride Backwards!”

When:  for a limited time
Where:  Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Six Flags Magic Mountain is going strong with two of their major rides going backwards.  The Batman and Colossus rides and doing their high speed loops, twists and turns in reverse.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Magic Mountain Kicks Off Summer Season With Two Backwards Coasters.  Watch a videos of Kyle “The Jellyman” Jellings and Jesse McClure from the “Jesse and the Jellyman” Morning Show,  riding backwards on Batman.  There's a second video with KHTS’ sports guy and host of “The Rock” Barry McKeever.    More information is available online 

And Upcoming Events…

Action Family Foundation “SCV Drug Takeback”

When:  Saturday, April 26 from 10am-2pm
Where:  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, parking lot turn-around, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  The Action Family Foundation is partnering for a “SCV Drug Takeback” collection.  Gather up your expired, unwanted or unused medication.  This is a safe and anonymous way to safely dispose of medications.  You won’t even have to get out of your car, just use the parking lot turn-around and drop into the disposal collection box. Listen to a podcast of the Families in Action Show on KHTS where founder of Action founder and president Cary Quashen talks about the SCV Drug Takeback. 

California Poppy Festival

When:  Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 10am-6pm on both days
Where:  Lancaster City Park, 43011 10th Street West, just off the 14 Freeway at Avenue L
Details:  Celebrate our California state flower, the California Poppy, at the California Poppy Festival.  The Festival is two days of music, art, food and fun.  New this year:  Poppy Beer Pavilion, Bike Show & Shine, and the Largest Dessert Decorating Class for  the Guinness Book of World Records.  The Festival features: Adventure Zone, Aerospace & Aviation, Animal Attractions, Arts & Crafts, Farmers Market, Festival Foods, Fine Arts, Healthy Living Pavilion, and International Market.  Performing on the Main Poppy Stage will be country group, “Jacob Nelson & the Tone Wranglers”; ZZ Top tribute band, “Sharp Dressed Man”; and 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band, “Foreverland”; and Eagles tribute band, “Hotel California.”   You can find times and a full list of zone entertainment and concerts online.  Tickets are $8 for ages 13-61; $5 for 62 and over; $5 for ages 6-12; $5 for active military; seniors over 62 are free;  and children 5 and under are free.  For California Poppy viewing, visit the website for the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.     More information on the festival is available online.  

YMCA “Healthy Kids Day”

When:  Saturday, April 26 from 10am-1pm
Where:  Valencia Heritage Park,  24155 Newhall Ranch Road, at McBean Parkway
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA is holding “Healthy Kids Day.”  “This free event is a fun-filled day that includes interactive games, engaging family activities, and giveaways.”  There will be an obstacle course and rock climbing wall.  Healthy food vendors will be there.  Emergency vehicles will be on display and local youth groups will be performing.  Learn more by calling 661-253-3593 or online.   

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

When:  Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 10am-6pm on both days
Where:  Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio – use Cowboy Festival Shuttle parking at 13th Street and Railroad Avenue (map on website)
Details:  The 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is ready to shine with it’s “one-of-a-kind day lineup of music, food, entertainment and activities for Western enthusiasts of all ages.”  There are stages with performers, street performers, Western inspired food selections, vendors, family activities, and more special events.  And, there isn’t anyone that can talk about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival without mentioning the peach cobbler.  Save tummy room for the cobbler.  Read more in a story on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2014 To Offer Activities For All Ages.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  Two-day passes for adults are $30 and $15 for children under 12.  Win a pair of tickets courtesy of FastFrame Valencia.   To win: visit the KHTS Contest Page or the KHTS Facebook Page  or by calling when you hear the announcement on the radio at KHTS AM-1220.  Enter to win and winners will be selected on Thursday, April 24.  Winners will pick-up their tickets at FastFrame Valencia.    FastFrame is located on Valencia Boulevard in the Whole Foods/Kohl’s Shopping Center.  Say, “Hi!” to Randy and Rosemarie of FastFrame.  More information on  a full list of events, entertainment, parking direction, and more, for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is available online.  

College Of The Canyons “Battle Of The Bands”

When:  Sunday, May 18 beginning at noon – Deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 30 at 5pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Details:  “Let’s Rock the Hills of the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus” with the “Battle of the Bands.”  The battle will be held at the Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be a classic car show and food vendors.  If you would like to enter the Battle of the Bands you must apply before the deadline on Wednesday, April 30 at 5pm.  Keyboard Galleria is taking submissions online.  Keyboard Galleria will select five to seven bands for the competition.  Bands selected will have a chance to win prizes such as music equipment and cash.  KHTS AM-1220 will play the winning band’s music.  Enter before the deadline!

GraceFest SCV 

When:  Saturday, May 31 from 1-9pm, gates open at noon
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  The First Annual GraceFest SCV is the Santa Clarita Valley’s premier music and message festival.  GraceFest SCV will feature Building 429 with songs from their new album “Listen to the Sound.” Other bands in the line up: Worship Jam, Matterband, Truth Jones, Imagine Tomorrow, and Andy Gregory.  The festival will also include: children’s play area, prayer tent, and food & vendor booths. Carry-in food and coolers are permitted but not alcoholic drinks.  Blankets, beach chairs and beach umbrellas are welcome, though the umbrellas must be down by 5pm.  Pets and smoking will not be permitted.  Tickets are available through KHTS.  Adult tickets through KHTS are valued at $20 and sold for $15. Children's tickets are for ages 11-19 years and are $10 each.  Come to the KHTS studios at 27225 Camp Plenty, Suite 8, at the intersection of Camp Plenty and Soledad Canyon Road or purchase online (online orders have a $2.50 fee for entire order; orders paid for online can be mailed).  Kid’s Charities of the SCV will benefit from GraceFest SCV with financial support and scholarships for local youth programs and schools.  More information is 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 – April 16, 2014

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 16, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones