Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – August 14, 2013
YMCA “Grand Opening”
Antelope Valley Fair
Circle of Hope “Vine2Wine”
Beat The Heat And Get In A Last Blast Of Summer With The Kids
Repertory East Playhouse “9-5: The Musical”
Canyon Theatre Guild “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
Concerts In The Park
Child & Family Center “Endless Summer Bunco Bash”
And More…And Upcoming…
YMCA “Open House”
When: Saturday, August 17 from 12-3pm
Where: Santa Clarita Valley YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, between Del Monte and Arroyo Park Drive, Valencia
Details: The Santa Clarita Valley YMCA is holding an Open House to demonstrate their commitment to our community. The YMCA has the resources to help our community “learn, grow and thrive and strives everyday to help us be healthy, confidant and connected”. The YMCA wants us to take advantage of their group lessons, workouts, events and programs. The Open House will have goodies, fun and gives us an opportunity to learn all that the YMCA has to offer.
Antelope Valley Fair
When: Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 25
Where: Antelope Valley Fair, 2551 W. Avenue H, Enter Gate 1, Lancaster
Details: The Antelope Valley Fair will be celebrating 75 years with “Diamonds Are FAIRever”. The Antelope Valley Fair has all the conventional events associated with a county fair plus so much more. There will be Livestock, Farm & Garden, Home Arts, Junior Livestock and Open Livestock events. The tradition of Rural Olympic has local community members participating in events such as tractor pulls and hay baling contests. There will be fair vendors, carnival rides and mouth-watering food. The concert lineup includes: Darius Rucker and special guest Ann Marie, Foreigner with special guest Caitlin Crosby, Banda El Recodo/Banda Los Recoditos, Sheryl Crow and Weston Burt, George Thorogood & The Destroyers & Buddy Guy with special guest Quinn Sullivan, Whitesnake/Queensryche starring Geoff Tate. The Arena Events include: Figure 8 Race, Monster Trucks, Rural Olympics & Fireworks, and Demolition Derby. Tickets are available online. Read a story on the concert band on the KHTS website. More information on tickets and the fair are available online.
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Circle of Hope “Vine2Wine Classic”
When: Saturday, August 17 from 6:30-10:30pm
Where: California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details: The 12th Annual Circle of Hope “Vine2Wine Classic” is a much anticipated event. The Classic features “unlimited tastings of several hundred upscale wines poured by dozens of outstanding wineries and by donors or fabulous and rare, older, “library wines” from their personal cellars.” The Beer Garden has unlimited tastings of over a dozen craft brews. The evening includes dinner and live entertainment. This year there will be a raffle of expensive, rare and desirable wines, a silent auction of current and older vintages of wine, and much more. 100% of the funds raised benefit Circle of Hope assists uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley with financial, emotional and educational support services. Participants must be age 21 years and over. KHTS is selling tickets for the event. Tickets are $75 if purchased in advance or $95 at the door. For tickets call KHTS at 661-298-1220. More information on Vine2Wine Classic is available online.
Beat The Heat And Do A Last Blast Of Summer With The Kids
Four ideas to end the summer and beat the heat.
1.) Friendly family competition can be found at Santa Clarita Lanes. Santa Clarita Lanes has a Summer Fun Package Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm: one medium pizza, one pitcher of soda and one hour of bowling and shoe rental for up to four people for $40. Other offers are available online. Santa Clarita Lanes: 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus, phone 254-0540.
2.) Grab your scarves and sweaters for a fun time at Ice Station Valencia. The Ice Station Valencia Summer Camp has been extended to include this week. Your kids can skate to their hearts desire or learn other skating skills and games. Ice skating is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Ice Station has rental skates fitting every size from toddlers to adults. Ice Station Valencia: 27745 N. Smyth Drive in Valencia near Valencia High School, phone 661-775-8686.
3.) Regal Entertainment Edwards Movie Theaters is the perfect way to beat the heat while being entertained. There are 12 stadium seating theaters and one IMAX theater at the Valencia location. There are 10 stadium seating theaters at the Canyon Country location. No matter what genre interests you, Regal Entertainment Edwards Theaters will have it. Canyon Country Location: 18800 Soledad Canyon Road, west of Sierra Highway, phone 299-9385. Valencia Location: 24435 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway, phone 661-260-2960.
4.) Hurricane Harbor is full on family fun. The rides divide up into thrill, family and kids. Hurricane Harbor has it all: the thrill of Black Snake Summit with its five water slides, including the two tallest fully enclosed water slides in Southern California; coasting along as a family on the 1,300 lazy River Cruise; and the kids rides that promise to ‘take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age’. Hurricane Harbor: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, phone 661-255-4527.
Repertory East Playhouse “9-5: the Musical”
When: now through August 17 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Where: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: The Repertory East Playhouse brings us “9-5: the Musical” based on the 1980s movie. The book was written by Patricia Resnick. Music and lyrics for the musical were written by Dolly Parton. The show centers on the friendship of three women who work in the same large corporation. They are pushed over the edge by their sexist, egotistical, lying boss. “Working 9-5, what a way to make a living.” More information and tickets are available by calling 288-0000 or online.
Canyon Theatre Guild “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: August 16, 17, 23 and 24; Sundays at 2pm: August 18 and 25
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details: Canyon Theatre Guild has the ‘rockin’ 60s bachelorette musical’ “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”. “Sally, Florence and Dee Dee show up unannounced (food and wine in hand) for an impromptu bachelorette party to celebrate Millie’s upcoming nuptials.” As the play continues we view life in the 60s with classic songs such as, My Boy Lollipop, I Will Follow Him, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Hey There Lonely Boy, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, and many more. Tickets are $15 to $17 for juniors and seniors and $17 to $19 for adults. Tickets are available by calling 661-799-2702. More information and directions are available online.
Concerts In The Park
When: Saturday, August 16 from 7-11pm
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is has us back into the full swing of summer with the popular free concert series “Concerts In The Park”. This week’s concert of the summer is the tribute band “Lisa Haley and The Zydecats”. Lisa Haley and The Zydecats are a hot mix of Cajun and Zydeco spiced with soulful fiddling. Directions, rules of the park and more information are available online.
Child & Family Center “Endless Summer Bunco Bash”
When: Thursday, August 22 beginning with a social at 6:30pm
Where: Child & Family Center, 21545 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita
Details: Child & Family Center sponsored by Comfort Keepers In-Home Care http://hometownstation.com/business-directory/senior-care-senior-living/comfort-keepers is holding an “Endless Summer Bunco Bash”. The evening will be filled with food, fun, friendly competition, prizes and raffles, wine and snacks. The cost is $35. All proceeds benefit Child & Family Center, providing mental health, emotional and behavioral services to children and families in Santa Clarita. Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 661-255-6847, extension 3166 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCV Leadership Awards
When: Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway
Details: The nominations are in and winners will be announced at the 2nd Annual SCV Leadership Awards. The event recognizes and celebrates Santa Clarita businesses, non-profits and individuals. Awards categories are: Minority/Woman Owned Business, Non-Profit Leadership, Best Community Spirit, Innovation of Product or Service, Family Owned Business, Business Leadership, Rising Star, Small Business (1-50 employees), Medium Business (51-200 employees), Large Business (201+ employees), and Entrepreneurial Success. Tickets are $45 and include dinner. More information is available by emailing email@example.com or online.
5th Annual Youth Sports Festival & Healthy Families Festival
When: Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 3pm
Where: Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway (at Golden Valley Parkway)
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is holding the 5th Annual Youth Sports Festival. This year the focus is on creating a festival where children and their parents can “play, explore and create their way to better health”. The festival will have a wide variety of sporting activities, exploration of healthy food and snack options, Sporting activities include: golf, dance, skating, biking, archery, snorkeling, SCUBA, boxing, futsal soccer, and much more. The festival is free and open to the community. More information is available by calling 661-250-3756 or online.
HMNMH “Care For Your Heart” Health Fair
When: Friday, August 16 from 7:30-10:30am
Where: Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall
Details: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is holding “Care For Your Heart” Health Fair, a free community event. The health fair will have free health education materials, and nutrition and smoking cessation information. The fair will also have health screening, including: blood pressure monitoring, height and weight analysis, body fat analysis, oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide measurement, cholesterol test (12-hour fasting recommended), glucose test (12-hour fasting recommended), and stroke education. Spanish speaking materials and translators will be available. More information is available by calling 661-200-1306 or online.
SCV Food Pantry Food Drive
When: now through August
Where: seven local city facilities and directly at the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry
Details: The City of Santa Clarita and the SCV Food Pantry have partnered for their Fifth Annual Food Drive. Items most needed: tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, fruit, canned tomatoes, dried soups, cereal, mac & cheese, shampoo, tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bar soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products. Summer strains the resources of the Food Pantry with children being home from school. The Food Pantry is located at 24133 Railroad Avenue in Newhall. Non-perishable donations can be made from 9am to noon every Monday through Thursday. Collection bins for non-perishable food donations have been set up at: City Hall, the SC Sports Complex, the Transit Maintenance Facility, Central Park, Old Town Newhall Library, Valencia Library, and JoAnne Darcy Library in Canyon Country. Read more in a story on the KTHS website.
American Legion Post 507 “Karaoke”
When: Friday, August 16 at 7pm
Where: American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce, Newhall – behind the new library
Details: Forget the high notes and perfect pitch come to American Legion Post 507 for a night of just plain fun with “Karaoke”. Well, there may be laughing involved, too. Call 661-259-7507.
Summer Hair Fun With “Extensions of Love”
Where: Beyond The Fringe Salon, 23424 Lyons Avenue, Newhall
Details: Get an extra kick of summer fun with a colorful hair extension from the “Extensions of Love” program. Extensions are $10 and funds raised will be donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project that provides peer mentoring, crisis intervention, support groups and educational outreach to our local junior high and high school students in need. Read more in a story on the KHTS website. To make an appointment please call Renee at 661-618-5205 or Sam 661-478-2881.
City of Santa Clarita “Let’s Go To The Beach!”
When: Every Saturday and Sunday now through September 1
Where: From Santa Clarita to Santa Monica Beach
Details: The City of Santa Clarita has the “Let’s go to the beach!” program again this summer. There are Santa Clarita Transit buses that go from four different locations around the valley. Ride to the beach with ease on the City’s comfortable, air-conditioned commuter express buses. You can bring beach chairs, coolers and even surfboards. You could make plans to spend Saturday night in Santa Monica then take the bus back the next day. Bus fares are $3.00 each way for children and adults. Seniors over age 60 and persons with disabilities pay $1.50 each way and persons with disabilities. Exact cash or TAP cards only. Persons under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied minors must bring valid school ID to verify age. For large group accommodations, please call at least five business days in advance. More information on routes, pick-up location and more is available by calling 294-1BUS or online.
Academy Swim Club – Swim Lessons
When: sign up now
Where: Academy Swim Club, 28079 Smyth Drive, Valencia
Details: Academy Swim Club has swim lessons for kids of all ages. The kids learn in a heated pool while parents can watch from an air-conditioned viewing area. Academy Swim Club has lessons available for small groups, semi-private or private for ages two weeks through adults. There is ‘open’ swim practice time for all students. All lessons are guaranteed. Keep your kids safe around water by signing them up for swim lessons. More information is available by calling 702-8585 or online.
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Carousel Ranch “Heart Of The West” – RSVP by August 15
When: Saturday, August 24 at 6pm
Where: Agua Dulce Airport, 33638 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Details: Join Carousel Ranch in their premier fundraiser “Heart of the West”. Carousel Ranch is a non-profit providing developmental, therapeutic and recreational programs for disabled and disadvantaged children through horses. Enjoy dinner under the stars while making a huge impact on a child’s life. As highest bidder in the auction, know that not only will you win but a child does as well. Every ticket purchased, every donation made goes directly towards a child’s therapy. It will be a memorable night with dinner, auction and children’s demonstrations. Tickets for VIP seating is $175 each and General seating is $85. Please RSVP before August 15. More information and tickets are available by calling 661-268-8010 or online.
Rancho Camulos “Ramona Days”
When: Saturday, September 7 from 1-6pm
Where: Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark, 10 miles west on the 126 (from the I-5)
Details: Ranch Camulos “where the history, myth and romance of Old California still lingers” is again holding “Ramona Days” to celebrate all things related to “Ramona”, the famous 19th century Helen Hunt Jackson California novel. Rancho Camulos is known as the Home of Ramona because it is the setting for the popular novel that expands on the Californio mission and rancho history. The 1910 silent movie “Ramona” starring Mary Pickford was in part filed at Rancho Camulos. Ramona Days celebrates with Ramona Play scene re-enactments, music, tours, traditional and Flamenco dancing, food and fun for everyone in the family. Children have a wide variety of activities including face painting, crafts, citrus art, adobe brick making, tortilla making, steer roping, performance art and reading corner. More information and tickets are available by calling 805-521-1501 or online.
City of Santa Clarita “Heroin Kills”
When: Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Center Pointe Parkway at Golden Valley Parkway
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is hosting its third “Heroin Kills” symposium that address the issue of heroin and prescription drug abuse in the Santa Clarita Valley. Learn about drug abuse, the tools to identify the signs of abuse, and how to keep our children safe. The evening will have two sections: program from 6:30-7:30pm and breakout session from 7:45-8:30pm. The breakout session is a new aspect this year and will provide an interactive opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available by calling 661-250-3708 or online.
Second Annual Santa Clarita JetHawks Day
When: Saturday, August 24 at 7pm (last day to purchase tickets: August 23)
Where: JetHawk Stadium, 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
Details: The Lancaster JetHawks is holding the 2nd Annual Santa Clarita JetHawks Day. The Lancaster JetHawks are a baseball Class A Advanced affiliate. The JetHawks will be playing the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Each ticket purchased before August 17 will be eligible for a raffle drawing to throw the game’s “First Pitch”. There will be special giveaway item for the first 1,000 fans through the gate. Tickets are $8. Half of the ticket price will be donated to the City of Santa Clarita SCORE (Supporting Children’s Opportunity in Recreational Events) program. Tickets are available at the Registration Office at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway at Golden Valley Parkway. More information is available by calling 661-250-3756 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Santa Clarita “CERT – Community Emergency Response Training” – Register Now
When: Saturday, September 7, 14 and 21 (this course is three Saturdays)
Where: City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway at Golden Valley Parkway
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is offering a “CERT – Community Emergency Response Training” course. This is a nationally certified course designed to help families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses prepare for effective emergency disaster response through training and preplanning. The course features fire suppression/utility control, light search and rescue, terrorism disaster preparedness, triage disaster medical operations, and team organization and management. The materials fee is $30 per person. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Register by calling 661-250-3700 or online.
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