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Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – April 17, 2013

SC Swap Meet “Golden Anniversary Party”
COC Veteran’s Affairs “Film Screening”
SENSES “KHTS & SCVTV Meet & Greet”
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
CTG “Hairspray”
Circle Of Hope 5K Run/Walk
And So Much More…And Upcoming…

Santa Clarita Swap Meet “Golden Anniversary Party”
When:  Sunday, April 21 from 7am-3pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Swap Meet, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road
Details:  The Santa Clarita Swap Meet is celebrating their “Golden Anniversary” with a 50th Birthday Party.  KHTS will be broadcasting live to showcase the celebration.  The 60s dance band “Retro Station” will be performing.  There will be prize giveaways and a contest to win a new 42-inch HD Flat Screen T.V. Local elementary school choirs will be performing.  Come out to share in the party and stop by the KHTS booth and say hello to KHTS own Afternoon Drive DJ, Jason Endicott and let the kids climb on the KHTS 1948 Mack Fire Truck.  

COC Veteran’s Affairs “Film Screening”
When:  Friday, April 19 at 6pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Mentry Hall, Room 305
Details:  The Veteran’s Affairs Department at College of the Canyons  will present writer/director Martin Papazian’s debut, award-winning film “Least Among Saints” during a free community screening.  The film has been “hailed by critics as ‘authentically moving’, life-affirming’ and ‘emotionally uplifting’”  Least Among Saints tells the story of veteran Anthony Hayward, who returns home from war to find his marriage broken and his future uncertain.  Admission is free but please reserve space by calling 661-212-3649.


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“Saddle Up!” at SENSES – KHTS/SCTV Meet-N-Greet
When:  Thursday, April 18 from 7-11pm
Where:  Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  This month’s SENSES block party has a theme to tie-in with the Cowboy Festival, “Saddle Up!”  There will be Country music, line dancing, gourmet food trucks, vendors and the unveiling of the newest Walk of Western Stars.  And if that isn’t enough, word is, there will be a mechanical bull.  Come on by OutWest Marketing (across from Canyon Theatre Guild) for a meet-n-greet with KHTS and SCVTV show hosts. Read more in a story on the KHTS website.  

Cowboy Couture – One of the Kick Off Events to Cowboy Festival
When:  Thursday, April 18, 7pm for cocktails, 8pm for fashion show
Where:  Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Cowboy Couture is a “Western inspired, big city, cowboy infused premiere fashion event” that is one of the kick off events for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.  The country rock and roll show starts with a reception in the Repertory East Playhouse Hydeaway Lounge with cocktails.  Tickets are $20 general seating and $25 for stage seating.  More information and tickets are available by calling 661-288-0000 or online.

Rancho Camulos  “Sourdough Slim Concert” – A Kick-Off Event to the SC Cowboy Festival
When:  Friday, April 19 at 11am
Where:  Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru (West on Highway 126)
Details: “Entertainer extraordinaire and the last of the vaudeville cowboys, Sourdough Slim performs in the Will Roger’s tradition”.  Tickets are $55 and include a Southwest Vaquero buffet, concert and costumed docent-led tours.  This unique concert is a kick-off event to the Cowboy Festival and benefits the Museum’s mission of historical preservation and education.  Enter for a chance to win an authentic Navaho rug,handwoven by artist Desbah Shonie or Blue Gap, Arizona.  More information can be found online.  

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
When:  Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 10am-6pm
Where:  Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio (shuttle service takes you to the Ranch)
Details:  The 20th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is ready to take us back to our rich Western heritage with modern touches.  The “Festival has always delivered a one-of-a-kind event, multi-day lineup of music, food, entertainment and activities for Western enthusiasts of all ages”.  There will be western music & poetry, tour of the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, shopping & entertainment, activities for the kids and the famous Cowboy Festival Peach Cobbler.  A full description, tickets, entertainers and schedule can be found by calling 661-250-3735 or online

Canyon Theatre Guild “Hairspray”
When:  Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm on:  April 19, 20; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm on:  April 20, 21
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, OldTown Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild has the high-energy Broadway musical “Hairspray”.  “Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.”  Tickets and more information are available by calling 661-799-2702 or online

Circle Of Hope 5K Run/Walk
When:  Saturday, April 20 at 7:30am
Where:  CastaicLake Lower Region, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic
Details:  Circle of Hope  is holding their Circle of Hope 5K Run/Walk.  The day features more than just the run/walk.  Enjoy the People’s Choice Car Show, and barbeque lunch.  Participants get a T-shirt and their dogs get a dog bandana.  Circle of Hope provides financial, emotional and educational support services, assisting uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.  More information and registration is available online.

And More…

City of SC – Tell The City Campaign
When:  on-going campaign
Where:  online, see details
Details:  The City of Santa Clarita wants to know what we think.  If you have thoughts on City issues, projects, programs or services, the City needs your input on how to communicate residents.  The City is surveying to learn how residents want to be communicated with, when, where and on what types of issues.  The surveys will be analyzed and used in the creation of a new public participation plan to be prepared later this year, in collaboration with us, the community.  Read a KHTS story on the City’s campaign.  Take a few minutes for an online survey and Tell The City. And, since you are reading it here, please don't forget to include KHTS! 

Cabrillo Music Theatre “Grease”
When:  through April 21 – Friday and Saturdays at 8pm on: April 19, 20; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm on: April 20, 21; Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Where:  Cabrillo Music Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks
Details:  “The Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies take you for a joyride back to 1959” at the Cabrillo Music Theatre production of Grease, the classic rock-n-roll musical.  All the Grease songs will have you humming along and tapping your feet.  Tickets and more information are available by calling 805-449-2775 or online.

NorthPark Community Church-April Message
When:  April’s Sunday Services at 9am, 10:30am and 11:45am
Where:  NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway, off Copperhill & Newhall Ranch Road
Details:  Dr. Dave White, Senior Pastor at NorthPark Community Church will be starting a new series of messages entitled “The Seven Deadly Sins” in April.  The series “promises to delve into the age old struggle between good and evil and how it works out in an individual’s life.”  Dr. Dave White’s “Transformations” Radio Broadcast examines a new topic every week that encourages insight and personal growth.  “Transformations” can be heard Sunday mornings at 9am on KHTS AM-1220. Listen to podcasts of previous “Transformations” online.    More information on NorthPark Community Church is available by calling 661-296-6784 or online.

Grace Baptist-April Message
When:  Beginning April 6 and through the month – Saturday services at 5:30pm and 7:10pm; Sunday services at 9am and 10:45am
Where:  Grace Baptist, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, on corner of Copperhill &Seco
Details:  Join Grace Baptist  in their tackling of some big questions: If God is good, why is there evil?  Does God love everyone the same?  If God is sovereign, how can I be free?  The series begins the weekend of April 6.  More information on Grace Baptist can be found by calling 661-296-8737 or online

Fast Frame – Art Contest Entries
When:  through Friday, April 19
Where:  Fast Frame Valencia, 24204 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia (Kohl’s/Whole Foods center)
Details:  Fast Frame Valencia  participated in a National Fast Frame Children’s Art Contest and the local entries are now on display.  Interested children, grades first through fifth, were asked “What’s Your Super Power?”  The contest provides an opportunity for individual creative expression on what their super power is or would be.  Our local budding artists have been winners in the last three yearly contests.  This year’s winners will receive a $250 Amex gift card, an additional $250 gift card for their school to help fund art supplies and a Scooby-Doo prize pack.  The artwork will also be custom framed and will appear on the Fastframe website for the month of May 2012.

COC Scholarly Presentation
When:  Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details:  College of the Canyons  Semi-Annual Scholarly Presentation will be “U.S. in the Middle East”.  Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi “will present a sociological analysis of the decades long history of political challenges, regional crises and ongoing hostilities”.  More information is available online

Lancaster Performing Arts Center “2CELLOS”
When:  Thursday, April 18 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster
Details:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center is hosting “2CELLOS” featuring Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser.  For more information is available by calling 661-723-5950 or online

Valley Performing Arts Center “Sonny Rollins”
When:  Saturday, April 20 at 8pm
Where:  Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge
Details:  Valley Performing Arts Center has Sonny Rollins, a Kennedy Center National Medal of Arts recipient.  “Sonny Rollins continues to push the boundaries of jazz, using his trademark saxophone to carve new trails.”  For more information is available by calling 818-677-3000 or online

COC Job & Career Fair
When:  Wednesday, April 24 from 10am-2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Student Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details:  College of the Canyons is holding an open-to-the-public Job & Career Fair.  There will be a variety of employers seeking to fill entry, middle and upper level employment opportunities.  Participants should “dress for success”.  There will be a series of workshops with tips, techniques and information for job seekers to use when looking for employment.  More information is available by calling 661-362-3286 or online

SCV Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Oak Tree Golf Classic
When:  Monday, April 22 from 8am-6pm
Where:  Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Stevenson Ranch
Details:  The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce  knows that with spring comes the season of golf.  This annual golf tournament is a SCV Chamber tradition that has over 100 golfers.  It is also a great place to connect and do business with top level business people here in the Santa Clarita Valley.  More information or registration can be found online.  

College of the Canyons “Open House” 
When:  Thursday, April 18 from 4-7pm
Where:  College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus, at the intersection of Rockwell Canyon and Valencia Boulevard
Details:  The College of the Canyons Open House is designed to provide valuable information on bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the COC University Center.  Take this opportunity to talk to university representatives, learn about financial aid, meet with counselors, and fill out admission applications.  More information is available by calling 661-362-5150 or online

SCV Education Foundation “Teacher Tribute”
When:  Thursday, April 18, ceremony begins at 6:30pm
Where:  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyonz
Details:  This year marks the 29th Annual Teacher Tribute recognizing excellence in public education.  Fifty-four teachers have been nominated for recognition.  The honorees come from all five Santa Clarita school districts.  The ceremony includes a special video.  Registration information and a list of the nominees are available online.  

Dr. Polucki “Learn Basic Acupressure”
When:  Friday, April 19 at 2-3pm
Where:  25050 Peachland Avenue, Newhall
Details:  This free interactive class will teach you an effective stress melting massage technique that only takes a few minutes.  The class is for couples and the class is limited to six.  Call 661-753-9340 for reservations.

SCV Relay For Life Kick-Off Event
When:  Friday, April 19 from 6-9pm
Where:  Westfield Valencia Town Center
Details:  Come to a SCV Relay For Life Kick-Off event and learn more about Relay For Life.  This is an opportunity to join a team, register a survivor, and create luminaria bags, a gain awareness of free services, and how to “Fight Back” against cancer.  There will be information on the CPS-3 study.  Relay For Life will be held May 18 at Central Park.  More information is available by calling 661-298-0886 or online.  

Kenneally “Advanced Medical Thermography”
When:  Thursday, April 18 
Where:  Kenneally Acupuncture, 27225 Camp Plenty, Canyon Country
Details:  Kenneally Acupuncture  is offering Advanced Medical Thermography of breast or full body scans.  Thermography is a radiation-free and pain-free screening for early signs of disease.  For appointment call 818-769-4045.

Author At OutWest Marketing
When:  Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21
Where:  OutWest Marketing, 24265 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  OutWest Marketing is featuring Ted Faye during Cowboy Festival weekend.  Ted Faye is a documentary filmmaker and author who has written a book on the history of The Twenty Mule Team and produced a DVD which tells the story of how this method of transportation became an American icon.  Bobbi Jean Bell, owner of OutWest Marketing is also a co-host on Around the Barn,   heard Saturday mornings at 9am on KHTS AM-1220.  For more information call OutWest Marketing at 661-255-7087.

Artist Exhibit for Alzheimer’s
When:  Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21
Where:  Sunrise Sterling Canyon Retirement Villa, 25815 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details:  Irwin Wiener is an artist whose work is on display for a highly personal reason.  His art is abstract and “very powerful and emotional” with an almost 3D effect.  His wife of more than 40 years was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and proceeds from sales will go directly to the Alzheimer Foundation of America.  Read more in a story on the KHTS website.  

COC “Children’s Play Day”
When:  Saturday, April 20 from 10am-2pm
Where:  College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Honor Grove
Details:  College of the Canyons is hosting the 10th Annual Children’s Play Day.  The event is part of the nationally recognized “Week of the Young Child”.  The goal is to “bring the community together for a day of high quality, developmentally stimulating play experiences for all children to enjoy”.  Bring a picnic lunch and blanket.  Activities will include: arts & crafts, live music, storytelling, obstacle courses, karate & soccer demonstrations, gymnastics and more.  Read more about Children’s Play Day in a story on the KHTS website.

Skyblue Mesa Elementary “Pancake Breakfast & Spring Raffle”
When:  Saturday, April 20 from 8:30am-12pm
Where:  Skyblue Mesa Elementary, 28040 Hardesty Street, Canyon Country
Details:  Skyblue Mesa Elementary  is holding their 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast & Spring Raffle.  There will be an all you can eat pancake breakfast, carnival games, raffles, bouncers and a special guest.  This event will be fun for the entire family.

Art Show & Reception
When:  Friday, April 19 from 4-7pm
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre Guild is hosting an Artist Show & Reception for Olga Kaczmar.  There will be refreshments and entertainment.  The exhibit will run concurrently with the CTG production of “Hairspray” (see above listed entry for Canyon Theatre Guild “Hairspray”).  The exhibit is an array of landscapes, florals, animals and children.  It will run through April 21.  Preview Olga’s work online.

Sierra Vista “Night on the Red Carpet”
When:  Friday, April 19 from 7-11pm
Where:  Robinson Ranch Golf Club,  27734 Sand Canyon Road, Canyon Country
Details:  Sierra Vista Junior High is holding “Night on the Red Carpet” at Robinson Ranch Golf Club Comedian Bob Wiltfong will be Master of Ceremonies and Entertainment.  Enjoy entertainment, live and silent auctions, dinner and dessert.  Tickets are available online.

AVYRA Rodeo In Agua Dulce
When:  Registration closes April 24 (Rodeo on May 12)
Where:  Rodeo at JPK Ranch, 9259 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce
Details:  The Antelope Valley Youth Rodeo Association will be hosting the Agua Dulce Junior Rodeo.  There will be 26 events for ages 3-18 in four age categories.  Entries close April 14.  More information on entries, sponsorship and membership can be found online.

Cub Scout Pack 48 “Garage Sale”
When:  Saturday, April 20 from 7am-2pm
Where:  Feathers Photos, Signs & Printing, 18717 Soledad Canyon Road (across from EdwardsTheatres)
Details:  Cub Scout Pack 48 is holding a Garage Sale in the parking lot of Feathers Photos, Signs & Printing on Soledad in Canyon Country.  The Pack’s goal is to make enough to purchase an enclosed trailer for storage of their supplies.

And Upcoming…

KHTS 4th Annual SCV Home & Garden Show
When:  Saturday, April 27 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 28 from 10am-4pm
Where:  Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway
Details:  The KHTS 4th Annual SCV Home & Garden Show and Emergency Expo are coming back to town.  The Home & Garden show is a two-day event featuring free admission, free parking, a wide-variety of exhibitors, drawings, special offers and freebies, presentation and demonstrations, RV show, Kid’s Zone and more.  Take part in the PassPort program to win prizes.  On Saturday the KHTS Emergency Expo, in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita  and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital  will take place in the parking lot.  The Emergency Expo will have over 60 exhibitors with products, services and information on emergency prevention, preparedness, survival and recovery.  The Expo will have emergency vehicles and equipment from fire departments, law enforcement, search & rescue groups, and utility companies.  The Expo will also feature drills, demonstrations and presentation.  This show is a KHTS AM-1220 event in conjunction with High Impact Event Resources.  A full list of participants is available online.   More information is available by calling 661-298-1220 or SCVHomeandGarden.com 

Taste Of The Town - tickets
When:  Sunday, May 5 from 1-5pm
Where:  Mann Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, near Copperhill and Kelly Johnson Parkway
Details:  Child & Family Center’s premier event is Taste of the Town.  Over 40 restaurants and caterers serve up all the food you can eat, all the wine and beer you can drink, plus entertainment, silent and live auctions in a beautiful garden setting.  Tickets are $65 for general admission and $100 reserved seating (presale only).  This event is adults only.  KHTS is selling the general admission tickets. More information is available by calling 661-259-9439 or online.

California Strawberry Festival - tickets
When:  Saturday, May 18 from 10am-6:30pm and Sunday, May 19 from 10am-6:30pm
Where:  Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard
Details:  The 30th Annual California Strawberry Festival plans to be the best festival ever.  The festival will be jam-packed with all your favorite strawberry indulgences at over 50 food booths.  There will be concert stages, Strawberryland For Kids with free rides and attractions, fine arts and crafts booths, games, contests and more.  KHTS is selling adult tickets at half price - $12 value, your cost $6.  Purchase tickets online or at our radio station studio at 27225  Camp Plenty Road, Suite 8.  Purchase early, last year KHTS sold out.  See more of what the California Strawberry Festival 2012 has to offer online

Real Life Church “Leadercast” - early registration
When:  Friday, May 10 from 8am-3:30pm
Where:  Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, between Grandview and McBean
Details:  Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world renowned leaders by attending “Leadercast” at Real Life Church.”  The Chick-Fil-A “Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of sites through the United States.  Some of this year’s speakers:  Jack Welch, Mike Krzyzewski, Sanya Richards-Ross and Condolezza Rice.  More information, the full line-up of speakers and ticket information is available by calling 661-775-2041 or online

Santa Clarita Dodger Day-Deadline coming, purchase tickets now
When:  Saturday, April 27 at 6:10pm – last day to purchase tickets is April 17 at noon (by mail – April 10)
Where:  Dodger Stadium
Details:  This year marks the 36th annual City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day.   The Dodgers will be playing the Milwaukee Brewers.  The first 40,000 fans will get a Dodgers sports bag.  Mail-in orders must be postmarked April 10.  The last day to purchase tickets at the Aquatic Center is Wednesday, April 17 at noon, or until quantities last.  The Aquatics Center is located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway (at Green Valley Parkway).  Order forms are available by clicking here

Ice Station Valencia – Registration for Summer Camp
When:  registration is now open
Where:  Ice Station Valencia, 27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia (across from Valencia High)
Details:  Ice Station Valencia has the Coolest Camp in Santa Clarita.  Kidtastic runs from June 17-August 9, Monday through Friday.  Kidtastic offers ice skating lessons, crafts and games.  Polar Bears (ages 7-12) and Penguins (ages 4-6) participate in broomball, introduction to speed skating and hockey, play in the snow, and more.  Every Friday, both Penguins and Polar Bears compete in Ice Station Valencia Winter Olympics.  For more information call 661-775-8686 or online.  


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