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Things To Do In Santa Clarita – May 14, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Clarita? Check out these Santa Clarita events: and more! Ekata Summer Kickoff, Pine Mountain Lilac Festival, California Strawberry Festival, COC Battle of the Bands, Pushups For Charity, Fairy Berry Breakfast, Bike To Work Day, Super Jazz, AMGEN and more!

Ekata Training Center “Summer Kickoff Celebration”
Pine Mountain Club “Lilac Festival”
California Strawberry Festival
COC “Battle Of The Bands”
Pushups For Charity
Domestic Violence Center “Fairy Berry Breakfast”
City Of Santa Clarita “Bike To Work Day”
Super Jazz At The Ranch
AMGEN Tour Of California
And More…And Upcoming…

Ekata Training Center “Summer Kick Off Celebration”

When: Saturday, May 17 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (see alternate day/time in details)
Where:  Ekata Training Center, 27831 Smyth Drive, Valencia – near from Valencia High School
Details: Ekata Training Center and Urban Retreat is holding their Summer Kickoff Celebration!  Enjoy free classes for kids and adults, refreshments, free massages and instruction from World Champion Martial Artists. Meet Spiderman, with live shows at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. KHTS Morning Show host George Cummings will be there from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. giving away prizes.  The party continues on Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss out on this event benefitting the WISH Education Foundation.  More information is available online

Pine Mountain Club “Lilac Festival”

When: Saturday and Sunday May 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park (see below) 
Details: Pine Mountain Club is hosting the 32nd annual Lilac Festival. Don’t miss the traditional parade starting on Saturday at 11 a.m. Over 100 Arts & Crafts booths will be open all day, along with international food vendors, restaurants and unique shops, live music throughout the Festival, and a kiddie amusement area. Sitting areas allow you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Village and all of Pine Mountain Club. More information and directions are available by calling 661-242-1996 or online

California Strawberry Festival

When:  Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 10am-6:30pm
Where: Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard
Details:  The California Strawberry Festival is the ultimate in all things strawberry: food, beverages, games, contests, chef demonstrations, concerts, arts & crafts, kid’s entertainment, and much more.  Adult tickets are $12; seniors & active military are $8; youth (5-12) are $5; and children 4 and under are free.  KHTS is selling half-price adult tickets for $6.  Just come by the station at 27225 Camp Plenty Road, Suite 8, Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm or shop online at  More information on show schedules, directions, parking and Q/A Facts are available online.  

College Of The Canyons “Battle Of The Bands”

When:  Sunday, May 18 beginning at noon
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.  Keyboard Galleria handled all band submissions and selected 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. Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  7 Bands Go Head To Head At COC Sunday For Battle Of The Bands.  

Push Ups For Charity With Cherry Creek Mortgage

When: Saturday, May 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where:  26007 Avenue Hall, Valencia
Details:  Join Cherry Creek Mortgage and our community in supporting our military heroes by being part of the “Push Ups for Charity” nationwide event to raise money for our veterans. The afternoon includes food, fun and making a difference! More information is available online

Domestic Violence Center “Fairy Berry Breakfast”

When: Saturday, May 17 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Robinson Ranch Golf Course, 27734 Sand Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita
Details: Join the Domestic Violence Center for the 2nd annual Fairy Berry Breakfast and Fairy Houses and Beyond Contest.  The morning will start off with a pancake breakfast and will follow with a judging and auction of fairy houses. For more about this annual event, read a related story on the KHTS website: Build A Fairy House To Support The Domestic Violence Center.  More information and tickets are available online.  

City Of Santa Clarita “Bike To Work Day”

When:  Thursday, May 15 Where: all throughout the Santa Clarita Valley Details:  The City of Santa Clarita is holding the Fifth Annual “Bike to Work Day.” The biking is a friendly competition for Santa Clarita businesses.  Employers compete by getting the most employees to bike to work.  There will be ‘pit stops’ around the offering snacks, water and giveaways.  The pit stops will be open from 7am-9am “The No Pollute Commute!”  Read more in an article on the KHTS website:  SCV Bicycle Coalition Supports Bike To Work Day, Community Advocacy.  Sign up by calling the city’s Environmental Services at 661-286-4098.   More information is available online.  

Super Jazz At The Ranch

When:  Saturday, May 17 from 8:30am-7:30pm
Where:  West Ranch High School, 26255 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 
Details:  West Ranch High is hosting “Super Jazz at the Ranch” featuring bands from the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas for a full day of jazz.  Special guests will be part of the festival finale.  All day general admission is $10, and admission for Students and Seniors is $7. Food will be available for purchase. Updated information will be available online and on Facebook.  at . For more information email

AMGEN Tour Of California “Salt Creek Grille Viewing Party”

When:  Wednesday, May 14 starting at 8pm
Where: Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, #115 – near Edwards Movie Theaters
Details:  Get into an AMGEN Tour of California state of mind at Salt Creek Grille.  Salt Creek will have a recap of AMGEN Tour of California Stage 4 as AMGEN makes its way to Santa Clarita.  The Viewing Party will have giveaways and raffles, including signed rider’s jerseys.  Learn more about Salt Creek Grille online.  

AMGEN Tour Of California “Stage 6 Start”

When:  Friday, May 16 at 11:35am
Where:  Old Town Newhall at Main Street and Market
Details:  Be part of biking history with the Santa Clarita AMGEN Tour of California Stage 6 Start.  Arrive early to get autographs and watch the world’s top cyclists being interviewed live.  Riders will race 94 miles on the way to Mountain High North for the races second mountain top finish.  More information is available online.   

AMGEN Tour Of California “Stage 7 Start”

When:  Saturday, May 17 at 11:40 am
Where: Town Center Drive at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Details:  The AMGEN Tour of California returns to Town Center Drive for the Stage 7 Start.  Arrive early to get autographs and watch the world’s top cyclists being interviewed live.  On this stage of the tour, cyclists will travel over 90 miles to Pasadena.  More information is available online


College Of The Canyons Theatre “Rent”


When:  8pm Performances on Friday, May 16 and 17 at 8pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, COC Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details:  College of the Canyon Theatre will be performing the pop culture musical “Rent.”  “Set in the East Village of New York City, ‘Rent’ is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.”  The play portrays a year in the life of friends.  Tickets are $10/$5.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-362-5304 or online.  



Soroptimist International “Gentlemen For A Cause”

When:  Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Bridgeport Clubhouse, 27002 Edgewater Lane, Valencia. 
Details:  Soroptimists International of the Santa Clarita Valley celebrates the 3rd annual “Gentlemen for a Cause”. Plan on and evening that includes dinner, entertainment, and a cash bar.  Bid on professional services, dates with some of our community’s most talented and/or eligible gentlemen and raise money for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Come eat, play, bid and support Soroptimist International of the Santa Clarita Valley. More information and tickets are available online.  

American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” 

When:  Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Details:  The American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” is a 24 hour event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost and provides the community with an opportunity to unite and fight back against this disease.  Activities at the event include games, entertainment, food trucks and inspirational ceremonies.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please-no dogs.  More information is available online.

Jack's Angels "Art For Jack" 

When:  Tuesday, May 20 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  High Desert School, 3620 Antelope Woods Rd, Acton
Details: Jack’s Angels 2nd annual “Art for Jack” event features exhibits, children’s art workshops, family entertainment, an auction, raffle and a special presentation by Center Stage Opera.  Proceeds benefit pediatric brain research. More information on Jack’s Angels, Jack and pediatric brain research online.   

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

When:  Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details: The National Peace Officers Memorial Day is a ceremony to honor dedicated lawmen and deputies serving the Santa Clarita Valley. The event is free, open to the public and will feature keynote speakers, special music and tributes to officers who died in the line of duty. Read more in a story on the KHTS: Friends Of Hart Park To Celebrate National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Hogs N’ Horses “Ride For Our Troops”

When: Saturday May 17
Where: Vincent Hill Station, 553 W. Sierra Hwy, Acton
Details:  The 7th Annual Hogs N’ Horses “Ride for Our Troops” is back.  This event includes a motorcycle and horseback ride, barbeque, raffles, vendors, live music, and poker run.  Help raise funds for veterans who receive assistance through Grace Resource Center in Lancaster, CA. Read more in a story on the KHTS website:  Hogs And Horses ‘Ride For Our Troops’ Fundraiser Returning To Acton.   More information is available by calling 661-547-3630.

Zonta Club Of Santa Clarita Valley "LifeForward Workshop"

When: Saturday, May 17 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Savia Community Center, 23870 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
Details: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley continues its 2013-14 season of LifeForward free workshops with a program on divorce and family law issues.  The topic is one of the most requested in the series on women’s issues and is expected to draw a large audience.  Free childcare is available for women who register in advance at 661-28-0117. More information is available online

Rancho Camulos “Artist’s Day”

When:  Friday, May 16
Where:  Rancho Camulos, 5164 E. Telegraph Rd, Piru – just 10 miles west on Highway 126 from the I-5
Details:  Rancho Camulos gardens are at their peak and perfect for “Artist’s Day!”  Set up your easel, explore the grounds with your camera or settle into a quiet spot to begin mapping out your next creative project. More information is available online.  

Rancho Camulos “Ramblings At The Rancho”

When:  Saturday, May 17 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Rd, Piru - just 10 miles west on Highway 126 from the I-5
Details:  John Bergstrom performs “Ramblings at the Rancho – Western State of Mind” including music from and about the west, with tunes from the old west, the hey days of movie westerns, and original songs telling stories about the west.  More information about the Rancho, tour times, and more is available online.  

Carousel Ranch “How The West Was Won Trap Shoot”
When: Friday, May 16 9:00 a.m.
Where: Oaktree Gun Club, 23121 Coltrane Avenue, Newhall
Details: The Carousel Ranch Sixth Annual “How the West was Won Trap Shoot” will combine fun and prizes for all range of shooters while raising much needed operating funds.  “Anyone can play, no experience required and fun is guaranteed!”  Carousel Ranch is a center for equestrian therapy for disabled children.  More information and tickets are available online.  

Celebrate Cycling

When:  Friday, May 16 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m.
Where:  25006 Avenue Kearny, Valencia
Details:  When the AMGEN Tour comes to town, come celebrate cycling!  Enjoy Cycling Safety Demos, Trick Rider Demos, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Various Level Group Rides and Autographs with the Pros.  Proceeds benefit local charities: Circle of Hope, SCV Senior Center, and Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley

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).Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to GraceFest SCV courtesy of The Painted Shutter.   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.  

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 – May 14, 2014KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

Article: Things To Do In Santa Clarita – May 14, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Connie Jones