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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – July 9, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series, Concerts In The Park, Valley Performing Arts Center “Jo Dee Messina”, LA SummerFest, Summer Movies At Hart Park, and more!

Jazz And Blues Concert Series
Of Santa Clarita “Concerts In The Park”
Valley Performing Arts Center “Jo Dee Messina”
LA SummerFest “Opening Night Gala”
LA SummerFest “Cymbeline”
Summer Movies At Hart Park
Santa Clarita Artists Association “Summertime Blues”
City Of Santa Clarita Beach Bus
City of Santa Clarita “JAM” Sessions
And Upcoming…

Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series  Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series Jim Gibson

When:   Friday, June 27 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 back and serving up street party entertainment.  Next on the schedule is singer, song writer, guitarist and performer, Jim Gibson.  After reading his bio you realize that his parents did not want to deter him from music, just the drums.  Once his parents gave him a guitar and there was no turning back.  Read more about Valencia Jazz And Blues Concert Series in an article on the KHTS website: Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series Announced 15th Annual Lineup.  This street party will 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.  

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 outdoor 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

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Valley Performing Arts CenterValley Performing Arts Center “Jo Dee Messina”

When:  Sunday, July 13 at 7:30pm
Where:  Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University Northridge (CSUN), 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge
Details:  “Multi-platinum award-winning country singer/songwriter Jo Dee Mesina” will be performing at the Valley Performing Arts Center.  She will debut her latest release “ME,” and “gives credit to her fans for its title and creative inspiration.”  Tickets are $40 Loge, $45 Parterre, $55 Orchestra, and $80 Pit.  More information and tickets are available by calling 818-677-8800 or online

LA SummerFest “Opening Night Gala” 

When:  Friday, July 11 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where:  Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall
Details:  Join in LA SummerFest’s “Opening Night Gala”  that will feature a preview performance of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” and a new celebration, the “Induction into  the Court of the Lord Chamberlain.”  The induction recognizes “significant contributions in support of the arts in our community, the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, and the LA SummerFest.”  The first honoree to be inducted is Los Angele County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.  Tickets for the gala are $55 each.  Shakespeare In The Park is now part of the expanded LA SummerFest.  More information on LA SummerFest and tickets for the “Opening Night Gala” are available online

LA SummerFest “Cymbeline”

When:  Saturday, July 12; Sunday, July 13; Sunday, August 3; and Sunday, August 10 – gates open at 6pm, performances begin at 7:30pm
Where:  Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall
Details:  Gather up the family, grab chairs and blankets, and a picnic dinner for LA SummerFest’s first Shakespeare production of the summer, “Cymbeline.”  “Cymbeline is a fairy tale like story containing love, intrigue spirits and an ending that is typical of the great bard.”   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.  Wine will be available at performances.   More information and directions is available online.   

Summer Movies At HartPark

When:  Friday, July 11 at 7pm
Where:  William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details:  Summer Movies at HartPark are back.  This week’s movie has been changed from “Muppets Most Wanted” to "The Lego Movie." 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: Despicable Me 2 - July 25; 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.

Santa Clarita Artists Association “Summertime Blues” Santa Clarita Artists Association

When:  Friday, July 11 from 6pm-9pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Artists Association, 24251 Town Center Drive, #110, Valencia
Details:  The Santa Clarita Artist Association is hosting “Summertime Blues” to premier new art from their exhibiting artists.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Gary Friedman and Don Cunningham.  Refreshments will be served.  Offerings of wine and appetizers will be welcomed.  The art will be available for viewing from Friday, July 11 through Sunday, August 31.  More information is available online.  

City of Santa Clarita “JAM” Sessions    

When:  Thursday, July 10 from 6pm-9pm
Where:  Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  The second Thursday of the month, the City of Santa Clarita hosts “JAM” Sessions.  “Dance to the beat, play a new instrument and experience something unexpected at these free interactive events.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.”  This month’s JAM Session features “Mexican Folk Dance with Pacifico Dance Company.”  More information is available 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 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

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 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 BalletSanta 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”Valencia United Methodist 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…

Outlets At Tejon “VIP Preview Party”Outlets At Tejon

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

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 9, 2014 KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

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