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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 23, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? How about these Santa Clarita events: Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series, Concerts In The Park, Triumph Foundation Casino Night, Canyon Theatre Guild “Forever Plaid.”

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival 2014
Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series
Concerts In The Park
Triumph Foundation “Let ‘Em Roll Casino Night”
Canyon Theatre Guild “Forever Plaid”
And More…Summer Fun For Kids…And Upcoming…

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival 2014Citrus Classic Balloon Festival 2014

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. Rancho Camulos  has been selected as one of the non-profits benefiting from the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival. Rancho Camulos will be selling advance tickets through Friday, July 25.  Call Rancho Camulos at 805-521-1501.  More information, schedule of events, tickets for the dinners and general admission are available online.  

Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series  

When:   Friday, July 25 from 7-9:30pm
Where:  On Town Center Drive (at McBean Parkway) next to the Hyatt Regency Valencia
Details:  The Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series is holding their final concert of the season.  The concert will feature “Dona Oxford.”  “Dona has toured all over the world, bringing her amazing keyboard playing and vocals to devoted fans in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States.”  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Announced 15th Annual Lineup.  This street party will also have interactive activities for adults and children.  There will be a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for adults.  Admission is free.  No pets or outside food or beverages will be allowed.  More information is available by calling Barbara Myler 661-290-2911, emailing or online.

Concerts In The Park

When:  Saturdays 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.  This week’s concert features “Led Zepagain.” “Led Zepagain” has become regarded as “the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today.”  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

Concerts In The Park


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Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation “Let 'Em Roll Casino Night”

When:  Saturday, July 26 at 6pm
Where:  Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive – at McBean Parkway
Details:  The Triumph Foundation is holding their Fifth Annual “Let ‘Em Roll Casino Night” fundraiser.  The Casino Night will have Texas Hold’em Poker, Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette.  The evening includes a prime rib dinner, music, and silent auction.  Read more in an article on the KHTS website: Triumph Foundation To Hold Casino Night For People With Spinal Cord Injury.   The buy-in donation is $100.  The Triumph Foundation is a non-profit that works with those suffering a spinal cord injury.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-803-3700 or online.   

Canyon Theatre Guild “Forever Plaid”

When:  Fridays at 8pm:  August 15 and 22; Saturdays at 8pm: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, and 23; Sundays at 2pm: July 27, August 3, 10, 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.  

LA SummerFest “Cabaret”

When:  Friday, July 25; Saturday, July 26; and Sunday, July 27 – gates open at 6pm, performances begin at 7:30pm 
Where:  Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall
Details:  Prepare a picnic dinner, and grab blankets and chairs for LA SummerFest’s production of “Cabaret.” “Experience the joy, fear, romance, and heartbreak of 1930 Berlin in this ‘hauntingly addictive’ production.”   LA SummerFest is a series of cultural festivals: free concerts, Shakespeare, opera, praise music, and the SCV Concert Band.  Admission is free for this evening under the stars.  Wine and beer will be available at these performances.   This performance has adult material and may not be suitable for children.  More information and directions is available online.   

Summer Movies At Hart Park

When:  Friday, July 11 at 7pm
Where:  William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Summer Movies at Hart Park are back.  This week’s movie is “Despicable Me 2." This family free event is outdoor movie fun.  Bring your blankets, pillows and lawn chairs.  There will be pre-movie music, entertainment, and games.  Unleashed animals, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited in the park at all times.  Other movies in the series: The Nut Job - August 8; and finally The Wizard of Oz (1939 re-mastered) - August 22.  The movies are hosted by The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with The Friends of Hart Park.

City Of Santa Clarita “Summer Bash”

When:  Friday, July 25 from 6pm-10pm Where:  Luther Drive in Canyon Country – near Oggi’s
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a “Summer Bash” Beach Party.  “Summer Bash will transform Luther Drive into a family-friendly beach experience compete with live rock n’ roll music, food trucks, fun family activities, and 75 tons of sand.”  This is a free event and will include crafts, raffles and prizes.  Learn more online.  

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

When:  now 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 PantrySanta 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

Summer Fun For Kids…

Academy 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 Juniors is for ages 10-13.  
The CTG Juniors will work on “The Magical Land of Oz.”
Workshops run:
Session 1 – June 23 - July 11
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 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”Ice Station Valencia
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

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…

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

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.  

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 23, 2014 KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 23, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones