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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 30, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Valencia Marketplace “Mother’s Day”, Child & Family Center “Taste Of The Town”, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, SCV Man & Woman Of The Year, COC “Star Party”, Memorial Garden Tour, and much more!

Marketplace “Mother’s Day Event”
Child & Family Center “Taste Of The Town”
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
SCV Man & Woman Of The Year
College Of The Canyons “Star Party
Memorial Garden Tour
Lancaster Performing Arts Center “Branford Marsalis”
And More…And Upcoming…

Valencia Marketplace “Mother’s Day Event”
Valencia Marketplace “Mother’s Day Event”

When:  Saturday, May 3 from noon-3pm
Where:  Valencia Marketplace Outdoor Amphitheater, on The Old Road at McBean Parkway near  the Noah’s Bagels, just look for the KHTS Antique White Fire Truck
Details:   Valencia Marketplace is celebrating mothers with their “Mother’s Day Event”.  Children 12 and under can take part in Kid Club and make Mother’s Day crafts.  KHTS will be giving away a stash of prizes.  The KHTS 1948 Antique Mack Fire Truck will be there for fun and photo opportunities.  Enjoy performances from many of our local elementary school choirs.  Go to the KHTS Facebook page for a chance to win individual pizza from Mod Pizza or a bagel sandwich from Noah’s Bagels.   Think Mother’s Day at the Valencia Marketplace.  Learn more online.  

Child & Family Center “Taste Of The Town”Child & Family Center “Taste Of The Town”

When:  Sunday, May 4 from 1-5pm
Where:  Mann Biomedical Park, 25105 Rye Canyon Loop, off of Copper Hill Drive
Details:  Child & Family Center’s premier event “Taste of the Town” is finally here.  Taste of the Town is an afternoon of tastings from dozens of restaurants and caterers, sipping of wine and beer, listening and dancing to live entertainment, and bidding on silent and live auction items.  Get tickets for the popular Diamond Drop. Read more in a story on the KHTS website: Taste Of The Town 2014 Will Have Nearly 50 Food, Beverage Sponsors.    More information and tickets are available by calling 661-259-9439 or online

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Mayors Prayer Breakfast

When:  Thursday, May 1 starting at 7am
Where:  Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, at McBean Parkway
Details:  Join Mayor Laurene Weste and other elected officials for The Dunamis Group Tenth Annual Mayors Prayer Breakfast.  “This year’s keynote speaker is the most media covered Christian comedian in the country, Brad Stine.”  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast To Feature Christian Comedian.  Tickets are $28.50 now or $32.50 at the door.  More information, list of invited guests, a flyer, and tickets are available online.  

Santa Clarita Valley “Man & Woman Of The Year”

When:  Friday, May 2 at 6pm
Where:  Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, at McBean Parkway
Details:    The 48th Annual Premier Volunteer Recognition Event, Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year 2014 dinner, will be held this weekend.  The event recognizes local Santa Clarita Valley men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service in the Santa Clarita Valley area.  A committee of former honorees select the Man & Woman of the Year.  Read about the nominees in stories on the KHTS website:  “Nominees Announced For 2014 SCV Man And Woman Of The Year”   and “Tickets On Sale For Man And Woman Of The Year Awards Dinner.”  Tickets are available by calling 661-257-9970 or online.  

College of The Canyons “Star Party

When:  Friday, May 2 from 7:30-10pm
Where:  College of the Canyon, Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Details:  College of the Canyons, Canyon Country is holding their spring “Star Party.”  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be telescopes set up for everyone to view the night sky.  Guest speaker, Dr. Charles Beichman, from the NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute will speak on “The James Webb Space Telescope.”  Read more in a College of the Canyons press release.

Memorial Garden TourMemorial Garden Tour

When:  Sunday, May 4 from 10am-5pm
Where:  see details below
Details:  The Eighth Annual Memorial Garden Tour showcases gardens throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.  The Garden Tour is a self-guided tour in memory of Cole Larsen. Cole was an Army Pfc. military policeman from Santa Clarita.  He was killed in Iraq on November 13, 2004 at the age of  19.  Cole’s mother, Christi Larsen, has always loved gardening.  When on the Senior Hour Show on KHTS AM-1220, Christi Larsen told the story of gardening to deal with her grief and finding Cole’s toy soldiers from his playing “Army” when he was a child.  She expanded her gardening to the Memorial Garden Tour as a way to remember her son and to give back to the community that lent her family much needed support.  Each garden will have a donation bucket for the Cole William Larsen Foundation that supports families of fallen and wounded military.  Donations are welcome and up to your discretion.  Check donations can be made out to the Cole William Larsen Foundation.  Learn which gardens are part of the tour online.  

Performing Arts Center
“Branford Marsalis”

When:  Saturday, May 3 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster
Details:  Jazz master Branford Marsalis will be appearing at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.  “Renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.”  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-723-5950 or online.  

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

When:  Wednesday, May 7 from 11am-2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Canyon Country Campus, The Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater, 17200 Sierra Highway
Details:  College of the Canyons is holding a “Job & Career Fair” and KTHS 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  More information is available online.  

City Of Santa Clarita ART SLAM

When: Thursday, May 1 from 7-10pm
Where:  Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita’s Art Slam brings us the “Art of the Human Figure.”  “Art Slam will feature an array of artists, photographers, models, and designers with a variety of creative exhibits, demonstrations, performances, installations, and hands-on opportunities celebrating the beauty of the human figure.”  One of the artists is none other than KHTS’ own board-operator extraordinaire, Peter Marquez.  Say, “Hello” to Peter when you see him and his art. 

Wings For Life World Run

When:  Sunday, May 4 starting at 3am
Where:  Westfield Valencia Town Center
Details:  Wings For Life World Run is a unique run experience.  Santa Clarita is one of 34 locations around the world that is starting the run at the very same time worldwide. Santa Clarita is the only west coast participant.  Proceeds from the run will go to the Wings For Life Foundation for research into curing spinal cord injury.  Since the run starts at the same time around the world, the Santa Clarita start time is 3am.  Chase cars start from each starting point one-half hour after the start of the race.  The chase cars stick to a rigid schedule and each runner’s race time coordinates with the chase car.  Once the chase car overtakes or laps a runner, that runner’s race is determined to be finished.  Learn more about the race on a story on the KHTS website:  Santa Clarita Representing West Coast In First Ever Worldwide Charity Marathon.  

Green Thumb “Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants”

When:  Saturday, May 3 from 10am-11am
Where:  Green Thumb International, 23734 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Green Thumb International is responding to spring with a “Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants” seminar.  Learn about using compost and compost teas to build and maintain soil health.  Green Thumb can teach you about how to inoculate your soil with beneficial microbes; growing stronger, more resilient plants; and how to reduce the need for additional fertilizers or amendments.  Call Green Thumb at 661-259-1071 or visit online.  

Zonta “Lunafest”

When:  Thursday, May 1 at 7pm
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is holding their film festival on women’s issues, “Lunafest.”  The films cover a wide variety of women related topics.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  Zonta Club Of Santa Clarita To Host Women’s Film Event, Lunafest..  More information on Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley and Lunafest is available online.  

Kidspace Children’s Museum “Butterfly Release”

When:  Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 at 2pm each day
Where:  Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena
Details:  Kidspace Children’s Museum is holding their “Butterfly Release” with over a thousand butterflies being released into the museum’s grounds.  Arrive early to avoid admission lines.  There are several activities for children to enjoy that are associated with the butterfly release.  Learn more about Kidspace Children’s Museum by calling 626-449-9144 or online.  

Vibe Performing Arts Studios Karaoke Coaching & Open Mic Jam

When:  Friday, May 2 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where:  Vibe Performing Arts Studios, 24460-1/4 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita (near the 5 Freeway)
Details:  Vibe Performing Arts Studios is offering Karaoke Coaching and Open Mic Jam.  If you love to sing karaoke or would like to try, this is your chance to get some professional coaching.  Vibe instructor Brittney Westover will offer and print out tips for you to take home.  The tips will strengthen your mic and vocal technique, and your stage presence.  These mini lessons are $10 for the entire evening.  The Vibe café will serve up coffee and drinks, plus Bake You Happy desserts.  These Karaoke Coaching & Open Mic Jam sessions are held every first Friday of the month.  More information is available by calling 661-255-7464 or online.  

Justin Time Children’s House “Getting Along With Grief”

When:  Monday, May 5 from 7-8:30pm
Where:  Barnabas House, 24417 Chestnut Street, Newhall
Details:  Justin Time Children’s House is hosting “Getting Along With Grief.”  This particular group will be for adults grieving the death of a loved one.  The group will be led by Lisa DeLong, RN and Michael Malone.  This meeting marks the start of a regular drop-in sessions on Mondays.  “Grief is love with no place to go.”  A one-time $20 donation is appreciated though no one is turned away.  Pre-registration is not required.  The groups are limited to 12 people. “Getting Along With Grief” meetings are held every first Monday of the month.  More information is available by calling 661-297-0340 or emailing  Learn more about Justin Time Children’s House online.  

Casting A New Backyard Makeover Show

When:  to be determined
Where:  on television
Details:  Backyard Makeover is a new show looking for backyards that are overgrown and out-of-control.  “Is your backyard an eyesore? Does your landscape look like a jungle? It is possible for your kids to play in their own backyard?”  Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  Casting Director Seeks Santa Clarita Families For New Reality TV Show.   Send an email to:  Include, in the email, your name, age, city, contact number and write how your backyard is affecting the lifestyle is affecting everyone who lives in your home.  Send photos of you, your family and your yard.

And Upcoming Events…

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.   

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.  

Real Life Church “Leadercast”

When:  Friday, May 9 from 8am-3:30pm, registration begins at 7am
Where:  Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, between Grandview and McBean Parkway
Details:  Real Life Church is hosting the screening event,“Leadercast” a one day seminar with internationally known business and government leaders.  “Leadercast” is broadcast live in Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of sites around the country and world.  This year’s theme is “Beyond You”.  Learn more in an article on the KHTS website: Hear International Leadership Experts At Real Life Church During Leadercast.  This year’s speakers include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, First Lady Laura Bush, Andy Stanley, Dr. Henry Cloud, Simon Sinek, Randall Wallace, Bill McDermott, and more.  More information, a schedule and tickets are available by calling  661-775-7401or 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!

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.



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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 30, 2014 KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 30, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones