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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 9, 2014


Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Canyon Theatre Guild “Damn Yankees” & “Clarissa’s Closet”, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, City of Santa Clarita “Earth Arbor Day”, YMCA “Egg Stravaganza”, and much more.


Canyon Theatre Guild “Damn Yankees” & “Clarissa’s Closet”
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “Tiempo Libre”
City Of Santa Clarita “Earth Arbor Day”
YMCA “Egg Stravaganza”
HMNMH “Donate A Bear”
Six Flags Magic Mountain “Ride Backwards!”
And More…And Upcoming…

Canyon Theatre Guild “Damn Yankees” 

When:  Friday Evenings at 8pm on: April 11, 18 and 25; Saturday Evenings at 8pm on: April 12, 19, 26; Sunday evening at 6pm on April 27; Sunday Matinees at 2pm on April 13  
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 12, 19, 26; Sundays Matinees at 2pm on: April 27; Sunday at 6pm on: April 13 
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

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Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
“Tiempo Libre”

When:  Friday, April 11 at 8pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, on the COC Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details:  The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center has “Tiempo Libre” as part of their World Beat Series.  “The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban musical group, Tiemp Libre, is one of the hottest young bands today.”  Tiempo Libre is known for timba, a mix of Latin Jazz.  Tickets are $35/$40/$45.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-362-5304 or online

City of Santa Clarita
 “Earth Arbor Day”

When:  Saturday, April 12 from 10am-4pm
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating the Earth with an Earth Arbor Day Festival.  Meet eco-minded artists, green businesses and ecologically concerned community groups sharing resources and education about green and healthy living.  Kids will enjoy the eco-kid activities.  There will be live entertainment, food and displays on alternative transportation, tree care, sustainable energy, water conservation, and health and wellness.  Take home a free 1-gallon tree. More information can be found online.  

YMCA “Egg Stravaganza”

When:  Sunday, April 13 from 11am-1pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Join the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA for a “hopping good time” with their “Egg Stravaganza.”  There will be an egg hunt, egg-cellent games, and making of egg-citing crafts.  Food, fun and a visit from a special Bunny guest will round out the event.  Learn more about the YMCA online.     For more information on “Egg Stravaganza” call 661-253-3593 or email

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

Rancho Camulos “John Boston, Mr. Santa Clarita” 

When:  Saturday, April 12 at noon
Where:  Rancho Camulos, on Highway 126, 10 miles west of I-5
Details:  Mr. Santa Clarita, John Boston, will bring his wit, humor and knowledge to Rancho Camulos.  His knowledge of local history will be shared with his lecture entitled, “The 3,017 Most Interesting, Compelling & Nefarious People In Santa Clarita Valley History.”  With a title like that, it is understandable why John Boston is a winner of the Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award.  Suggested donation is $5.  Reservations are not required but are appreciated.  More information is available online

Special Olympics “World’s Largest Bunco Tournament” 

When:  Saturday, April 12 at 3:30pm
Where:  Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic
Details:  The 2nd Annual World’s Largest Bunco Tournament will come to town in support of Special Olympics Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley athletes.  All are invited to help break the 2013 record number of players.  The goal is 288 players.  This year’s theme is “Gilligan’s Island.”  Come dressed as your favorite castaway.  Tickets are $35 and include dinner, a no-host bar, and prizes. 

St. Clare Lenten Fish Fry

When:  Friday, April 11 from 4:30-8pm
Where:  Saint Clare of Assisi, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country
Details:  Lent is here and St. Clare’s is again holding their Lenten Fish Fry.  Friday, April 11 is the last Fish Fry for this season.  The dinners include beer battered Alaska cod, French fries or rice pilaf, coleslaw, rolls, and coffee, tea or milk.  Desserts are available for purchase at the Bake Sale table.  Other beverages are available for purchase.  A two-piece dinner is $9 and three-piece for $10.  Meals are dine-in or take-out.  Proceeds benefit the needy in Santa Clarita. 

Temple Beth Ami “Songs of Passover”

When:  Friday, April 11 at 8pm
Where:  Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Santa Clarita
Details:  Temple Beth Ami will be holding “Songs of Passover.”  Learn why this song is different from all other songs.  Cantor Kenny Ellis will be presenting a special Passover Friday night service with all of the many wonderful songs in the Hagaddah that are sung at the Seder.  There may be songs that are new to you. Cantor Ellis will be doing his Passover sing-along.  Learn more by calling 661-255-6410 or online.  

Santa Clarita Artists’ Association “Open House”

When:  Friday, April 11 from 6-9pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Artist Association, 24251 Town Center Drive, Ste 155, near Pottery Barn
Details:  The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association (SCAA) will be holding an “Open House” with special emphasis to celebrate the upcoming Cowboy Festival.  The event will feature Western art, cowboys, and horses. The gallery will keep the exhibit through April 27.  The Open House will include art demonstrations, wine, and appetizers.  Music will feature the band “Western State of Mind” performing music from the old west and original songs. More information is available by calling 661-244-7689 or online

E-Waste Roundup At COC

When:  Saturday, April 12 from 9am-3pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, South Parking Lot
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita, L.A. County Sanitation and the Department of Public Works are joining in a free Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup.  Read more, including accepted hazardous and e-waste materials, in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita To Host Hazardous, E-Waste Roundup At COC

And Upcoming Events…

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.  

“What You Don’t Know: Teens, Drugs & Consequences” 

When:  Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where:  City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Boulevard at Citrus, Valencia
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is holding an important workshop, “What You Don’t Know: Teens, Drugs & Consequences.” The workshop is free and is designed to raise parental awareness about current trends on teens and drugs.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Santa Clarita, Sheriff’s Deputy To Talk About Cellphone, Sexting, Social Media For Parents.

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.

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.   

Lunar Eclipse Viewing

When:  Monday, April 14 at 10pm – 2am
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus – meet at the far west end of the park near the basketball courts
Details:  The Local Group Astronomy Club will be holding a “Lunar Eclipse Viewing.”  Viewing will start at approximately 10pm.  The actual eclipse will start at 11pm with the full eclipse occurring near midnight.  The eclipse will end at approximately 1:30am.  The club will have several telescopes available for public viewing at no charge.  Bring a chair and blanket.  Dress warmly.  Park in the designated parking area, then walk to the far west end, near the basketball courts.  Rain or cloudy skies may affect the event.  Learn more about the Local Group Astronomy Club 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.  

Celebrating Easter at Local Churches

Real Life Church

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.  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

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.  

Valencia United Methodist

Where:  Valencia United Methodist, 25718 McBean Parkway – across from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Details:  Pastor John Shaver and the Valencia United Methodist team of pastors is celebrating Easter.  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

NorthPark 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. 

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.  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 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.

The Sunrise Service

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.   

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 9, 2014

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – April 9, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones