Santa Clarita Top Things To Do – August 21, 2013
Action Foundation “Candlelight Vigil”
City of Santa Clarita “Heroin Kills”
Baskin Robbins “Grand Opening Celebration”
Wallers’ GymJam Academy/Foundation “Dare To Dream”
Antelope Valley Fair
Carousel Ranch “Heart Of The West”
And More… And Upcoming…
Action Foundation “Candlelight Vigil”
When: Friday, August 23 at 6pm
Where: Action Family Zone, 20655 Soledad Canyon Road #24 – Soledad Canyon at Ruether Avenue
Details: Action Foundation is holding a special “Candlelight Vigil” in remembrance of those lost to a drug overdose. “In Santa Clarita, we have lost dozens of our youth in recent years. August 23 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses. Remember the lives of those gone too soon. Support the loved ones left behind.” The community is encouraged to attend. If you have lost a loved one, come share pictures and stories. Cary Quashen, owner of Action Family Counseling and founder of Action Family Foundation has dedicated the past 30 years of his life working with teens throughout the William S. Hart Union High School District. If you are experiencing a problem within your family and would like help, contact the Action 24-hour helpline 800-367-8336 or during business hours call the office at 661-297-8693. More information on the Vigil is available by calling 661-297-8691, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Baskin Robbins “Grand Opening Celebration”
When: Saturday, August 24 from noon-4pm
Where: Baskin Robbins, 26582 Bouquet Canyon Road at Newhall Ranch Road in the Ross Shopping Center
Details: Baskin Robbins is holding a Grand Opening Celebration of their new location on Bouquet in the Ross Shopping Center. The Grand Opening will have an entire day of family fun and ice cream. There will be a prize wheel, face painting, balloon twisting and entertainment. Kid’s scoops all day long, for 31 cents. KHTS AM-1220 is giving you a chance to win a free scoop of ice cream and a chance to win a year’s worth of ice cream and two tickets to a local theme park courtesy of Baskin Robbins. To win, email email@example.com , for subject: “Ice Cream”. Or listen to KHTS AM-1220 and call into 298-5487 when you here the “Prize Man” call.
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Waller’s GymJam Academy/Foundation “Dare To Dream”
When: Saturday, August 24 from 5-10:30pm
Where: Waller's GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Avenue - Between Soledad Canyon and Center Pointe Parkway
Details: Waller's GymJam Academy and GymJam Foundation is holding their "Dare To Dream Spectacular & Silent Auction" featuring 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber. Also appearing are NCAA Champion Vanessa Zamarripa, 1992 & 2004 Olympic Coach Chris Waller, GymJam's Boys & Girls and T & T Teams, and more. This is a fundraiser "Building Dreams into Accomplishments!" Tickets range from $15 presale for kids (5-12), $25 presale for adults, and $175 which includes VIP Reception with Stars of the Show. More information and tickets are available by calling 661-251-3390 or online.
Antelope Valley Fair
When: now 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 last concert of the fair is Whitesnake/Queensryche starring Geoff Tate. The Arena Events include: Monster Trucks, Rural Olympics & Fireworks, and Demolition Derby. Thursday, August 22 is Military Appreciation Day. Free admission will be given to Active and Retired Military and their families with IDs and DD214s (see website for specific details). Saturday, August 24 you can receive one free admission and one free carnival ride pass is you donate three gently used or one new elementary school level book(s). 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.
Carousel Ranch “Heart Of The West”
When: Saturday, August 24 at 6pm
Where: Agua Dulce Airport, 33638 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Details: Join Carousel Ranch at 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. More information and tickets are available by calling 661-268-8010 or online.
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center “Comedy Series: Sinbad”
When: Saturday, August 24 at 8pm
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Details: The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center is starting their Comedy Series with Sinbad. “Sinbad arrived on the scene with a ‘hit’em in the face’ style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for more than two decades.” More information and tickets are available by calling 661-362-5304 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
Canyon Theatre Guild “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: August 23 and 24; Sundays at 2pm: August 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 24 from 7-11pm
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
Details: The City of Santa Clarita is has one last hurray before closing the popular free summer concert series “Concerts In The Park”. This week’s concert is the tribute band “The Spazmatics”. “The Spazmatics deliver a hilariously cool, new wave 80s nerd rock shows, performing songs by: Oingo Boingo, Duran Duran, Thomas Dolby, Billy Idol and more.” Directions, rules of the park and more information are 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.
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.
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.
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 “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.
Boy Scouts of America “Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner”
When: Saturday, September 28 starting at 6pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway in Valencia
Details: The Hart District of Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual “Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner” to recognize honorees from the Santa Clarita Valley. These honorees exemplify the Character, Values and Leadership espoused by the Boy Scout Oath and the Scout Law in their personal and public lives. This year’s honorees are: Bob and Margo Hudson, Cary and Kirsten Quashen, and Fred and Kristen Arnold. Arif Halaby, CEO of Total Financial Solutions in Newhall, started the event in 2006 when he was approached by a local Boy Scout troop that needed to raise money to buy equipment. Read more on the event in a story on the KHTS website.
SCV Vietnam Wall
When: September 26 through September 29 – 24 hours a day
Where: on Citrus Street side of the Westfield Valencia Town Center
Details: Santa Clarita is poised to welcome the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. This wall is the largest traveling replica of the actual Vietnam Memorial Wall. It is an 80% replica with 100% of the names of the victims from the Vietnam War. Local resident Chuck Morris plays a definitive part in bringing the wall to Santa Clarita. Morris helps organize the annual Memorial Day parade with the Friendly Valley Veterans Squad in Friendly Valley. He heard about the wall but inquiries made him realize that it was much too big for Friendly Valley parade purposes. But he thought of three important reasons for the traveling wall to come to Santa Clarita. As Morris says, “The first was for people who have relatives or people who have relatives on the wall and can’t afford to go to Washington, D.C., so they can see the wall,” Morris said. “The second reason is what an amazing thing this will be for our city,” Morris said, noting that the SCV has one of the highest per capita veteran populations in the state. Finally, “It’s also about education, he said, noting that most schools don’t include the Vietnam War in their history lessons.” Many opportunities have arisen with the coming of the wall: kids essay contest for grades 4-6, volunteers for a continuous reading of the wall names, and more. Read more online.
Valencia United Methodist Church “Community Block Party”
When: Sunday, September 8 4:30-7:30pm
Where: Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia – across from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Details: Valencia United Methodist Church is holding a “Community Block Party”. The event is free and all are welcome. This family-friendly event will have fun activities for all ages including a giant waterslide, rock climbing wall, carnival games, door prizes, pie-eating contest, free hot dogs (and other food), and live music. Parking is available in the HMNMH parking lot. More information is available by calling 661-255-1301 or email email@example.com or online. http://umcv.org/events
Pine Mountain Club “Fall Festival”
When: Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 starting at 9am on both days
Where: Pine Mountain Village Center, Frazier Park (see website for directions)
Details: Pine Mountain Club has offered their “Fall Festival” for the last 38 years. The festival has live music and entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts and, great food, wine and beer. The kids will enjoy a giant bounce house, gigantic slide, a 4-man Euro-jump, and more. There is even a Fall Festival Parade on Saturday at 11am. Admission and parking is free. The weather for the Labor Day weekend should be perfect for the Fall Festival. The website has several hotel, cabins and rental listings if you decide to make a weekend out of the event. More information is available by calling 661-242-2298 or 661-242-1996 or online
Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center.
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