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FINAL OUTDOOR THURSDAYS@NEWHALL EVENTS ON TAP FOR OCTOBER in Santa Clarita

Aspiring Singers and Songwriters, take note! Thursdays@Newhall’s Note by Note is seeking musical performers.
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Don’t Miss the Final JAM Sessions, Revved Up and SENSES Block Party of 2017

 Santa Clarita, Calif. –  The City of Santa Clarita series  Thursdays@Newhall presented by Galpin Subaru, finishes up its outdoor schedule in October with exciting events happening every week. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend free shows and concerts, and relax with friends on Thursday nights in Old Town Newhall.

Swing dancing puts a cap on JAM Sessions for the year on October 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Folks are encouraged to break out their dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association teaches the crowd swing dance steps that everyone can do. Singles and couples of all ages will then enjoy music from The Big Butter Jazz Band, whose infectious energy lights up the scene with traditional New Orleans jazz. JAM Sessions is hosted in conjunction with the Ford Theatre Foundation, bringing dance and original live performances to the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.

Also on October 5, at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street, 10 performers will take the stage for 10 minutes each and share their comedy, storytelling, short films and music at the monthly 10 by 10 show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Performances this month include storytelling by Cait Chock and Stan Sellars; comedy with Dave Child, Lang Parker and the duo of Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine; magic with Glenndalf; music by The New Mexican, Abby Lyons and Burton Zimmer; and short films “Angie and Zahra” and “PHANTASMAGORIC.”

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 12, the sounds of ponies will be heard along Main Street. No, not the kind you see at the Cowboy Festival! Instead, Ford Mustangs rumble into Old Town Newhall for the Revved Up car show, presented by State Farm. Residents can enjoy food trucks and adult beverages from Persia Lounge while checking out the beauty of these American-made machines. Car owners interested in submitting an automobile for Revved Up can apply at OldTownNewhall.com/RevvedUp.

At the same time on October 12, local songwriters will perform their original works at Note by Note inside The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street. Featured performers include modern funk group Prussia and additional performances from Jeff Mann, Olivia Brownlee and Rich Jones.  Performers interested in Note by Note can learn more at OldTownNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

Halloween begins on October 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the SENSES Halloween Hauntpresented by Galpin Subaru. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes. If thrills are more your thing, prepare yourself for a frightening experience at the SENSES maze. Relax with a drink in hand from the on-street bar, provided by 8th and Rail, hang out with friends and enjoy the adult-friendly atmosphere. Complete the evening with grub from one of the food trucks or local restaurants.

As a conclusion to Thursdays@Newhall’s October schedule, the ARTree Speaker Series invites a true leader of the arts in Santa Clarita to speak on “The Art of Parenthood: Nurturing Your Creativity While Nurturing a Family,” at The MAIN on October 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Jennifer Fischer wears many hats as Co-Founder of Think Ten Media Group, writer, producer, arts educator and mother. Her work focuses on highlighting shared human experiences. While seven months pregnant and accompanied by a toddler, Fischer produced SMUGGLED, which has been featured across broadcasts such as ABC, Univision and Fusion.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2017 Thursdays@Newhall events, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

Last chance to make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia before it closes for the season on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Six_Flags_Hurricane_Harbor-Valencia-California-c7ebb60d058a4438b588f4aa1107c11b_c-980x700Valencia, Calif. – This weekend is your last chance to make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor before it closes for the season on Sunday, Oct. 1.

It reopens Memorial Day weekend 2018.

Hurricane Harbor originated at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1995, making the Valencia amusement park the first multi-gated entertainment complex. It features water rides for all ages, from the thrilling Tornado to the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool as well as kid-friendly splash

Operating hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Adult tickets are $34.99 online, $42.99 at the gate.

Admission for children under 48 inches is $34.99.

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharborla.

‘The Addams Family’ Coming to the Canyon Theatre Guild. Opens Sept. 23 Just in time for the Halloween Season. Tickets on Sale August 29th for Season Pass-holders, Sept. 5 to Public.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – THE ADDAMS FAMILY,  new musical, will open at the Canyon Theatre Guild on Sept. 23, 2017 just in time for the Halloween season! The Addams Family  features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Tickets available to season ticket holders on Tuesday, August 29th

Tickets on sale to the public starting on Tuesday, September 5th

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OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD @ 8PMFree wine and champagne reception @ 7PM
Opening night only
With a reserved/purchased seat
Must be 21 or older to drink

Fridays @ 8PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/20, 10/27
Saturdays @ 2PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Saturdays @ 8PM. . 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Sundays @ 2PM. . . . . . . . . 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

CLOSES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH @ 8PM

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Rows 1 – 10 Rows 11 – 16
$21 Adults $19 Adults
      $19 Juniors (-18) & Seniors (62+)        $17 Juniors (-18) & Seniors (62+)

Tickets available to season ticket holders on Tuesday, August 29th

Tickets on sale to the public starting on Tuesday, September 5th

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Six Flags Magic Mountain to operate 365 days a year starting in January 2018

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Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced that they will begin 365-day operation in January 2018.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Six Flags Entertainment recently announced their plans for Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Southern California flagship theme park, to enter into 365-day operation, starting on January 1, 2018.

“With the best collection of thrills in the world and the Six Flags brand expanding globally, this is the perfect time for one of our flagship properties to make the business transition to a 365-day operating schedule in order to maximize travel industry opportunities. Six Flags will now provide a thrilling vacation option to both international and domestic visitors coming to enjoy Southern California,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

The Valencia theme park originally opened in 1971, and has operated on a limited schedule, with Magic Mountain running year-round on weekends and holidays in the off-season, and daily throughout spring and summer.

The most recent attraction to Magic Mountain was Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, which opened this past July to take guests along with Batman, Superman and friends as they face classic DC villains to save their city.

For more information on Six Flag Magic Mountain and their new operating schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit sixflags.com. Check out our coverage of the opening of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis below:

RESIDENTS INVITED TO SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS AT OLD TOWN NEWHALL LIBRARY

 Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 with two free events at the Old Town Newhall Library located at 24500 Main Street.

On Friday, August 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., children grades kindergarten through six are invited to the Old Town Newhall Library to participate in an educational solar eclipse workshop that will include a pinhole projector craft-making session and cookie decorating.

A free viewing event will also be hosted on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library Community Room.  Attendees will be able to view the solar eclipse by using pinhole projectors and safety glasses.  The library will also have educational resources and display materials for those interested in learning more about the sun, moon, stars and space.

NASA refers to the eclipse as a “total solar eclipse” because the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will be in view.  On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to this unique eclipse of the sun which is occurring for the first time in almost 40 years.

For more information on the Library’s solar eclipse events, please call the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 259-0750 or visit their website at SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Santa Clarita’s 24th annual Cowboy Festival Evokes Western Days of Yesteryear with Hart; Melody Ranch owners Andre Veluzat and Renaud Veluzat Receive Star on Western Walk of Fame; ‘Rockford Files’ star Bo Hopkins also inducted.

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As part of the closing festivities, Western actor Bo Hopkins and Melody Ranch owners Andre Veluzat and Renaud Veluzat were inducted in to the Western Walk of Fame during the star unveiling ceremony in downtown Newhall.

Santa Clarita’s 24th annual Cowboy Festival celebrates the Old West  in Rootin’ Tootin’ style at Hart Park in Newhall.

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Newhall, Calif. – The 24th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, featured a colorful
line-up of performances.  Hundreds of guests enjoyed numerous activities, delicious food and authentic cowboy merchandise, taking visitors back to the time of life on the Western frontier.17834765_10213322945294371_205767616624171399_o

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Attendees were immersed in a world of trick-ropers and gun-slingers.  Native American lodges were set up among the William S. Hart Park trees. Civil War reenactors battled and cowboys camped under the open sky.  Guests panned for gold,18119557_10213322946934412_171256701759595913_n

then hopped on the back of the bucking mechanical bull and tried their hands at archery and much more.

As part of the closing festivities, Western actor Bo Hopkins and Melody Ranch owners Andre Veluzat and Renaud Veluzat were inducted in to the Western Walk of Fame during the star unveiling ceremony in downtown Newhall.

By Margie Anne Clark

2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA ROUTE ANNOUNCED: Santa Clarita to Provide Setting for Exciting Stage 4 Finish

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Beginning on May 14, 2017, the 2017 Amgen Tour of California,presented by AEG, brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the twelfth consecutive year. The Amgen Tour of California is regarded as the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the largest sporting events in the country. The 2017 race will mark the first year the men’s race has been elevated to UCI WorldTour status, making it the only stage race in North America to receive this prestigious classification.  The seven-day men’s race will visit 12 host cities from Sacramento to Pasadena.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the City of Santa Clarita will host the Stage 4 Finish for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California (Men’s Race). Stage 4 will begin in host city Santa Barbara and travel 100.3 miles to the finish in Santa Clarita.  Santa Clarita is returning for the ninth year, bringing the total number of stages hosted in Santa Clarita to 13.

In addition to the men’s event, top professional female cyclists from around the world will converge in Northern California three days prior to compete in the Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women’s Race empowered with SRAM (May 11-14). Presented by Visit California, the route announcement includes a visual overview of the 2017 men’s and women’s courses at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/stages.

With warm breezes coming off the beach across from the start line, it will be just as difficult to leave Santa Barbara as it was in 2015 when the riders took the same route into Santa Clarita. Winding through Montecito and Carpinteria, the riders will be getting their legs ready for two short but steep King of the Mountain (KOM) hill climbs as they approach Lake Casitas. A fast descent down Hwy 150 will take them alongside the lake and into Ojai. Following another KOM up Dennison Grade, the race will return to the picturesque town of Santa Paula, where the base of Balcom Canyon looms just a few miles away.

For many local riders, Balcom Canyon is just too steep and imposing a climb to even attempt. Walking up the top section is the only option for many. This is a unique climb where the riders can easily see the KOM from the start. A popular place to watch the race come by, slowly, crowd estimates have been as high as 5,000 fans in past editions.

Following a “white-knuckle” descent of Grimes Canyon, riders will head through the orange groves near the small town of Piru, and the race will begin its 13-mile eastward push on Hwy 126 toward Santa Clarita. A prevailing tailwind will help keep the race together, and the crowd waiting in Santa Clarita should see another massive field sprint. This stage comes in at more than 100 miles with two sprints, four KOMs and 7,700 feet of climbing.

Santa Clarita is home to some of the state’s most avid cycling communities. Race organizers are predicting an exciting group sprint finish, so residents are encouraged to attend and join in on the excitement.

If you are interested in learning more about the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaTourOfCA.com. This website will be updated with information about volunteer opportunities, ancillary events surrounding the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita, and community sponsorship opportunities. For more information about the Amgen Tour of California, including sponsorship and VIP experience opportunities, please visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.

 

About the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and world champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning “beyond category”), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at amgentourofcalifornia.com.

The first-ever U.S. UCI WorldTour course will cover more than 575 miles through 12 host cities May 14-20, including Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, Big Bear Lake, Mountain High and Pasadena. The Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women’s Race empowered with SRAM May 11-14 will visit South Lake Tahoe and Elk Grove before concluding in Sacramento as the men’s race gets underway.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit amgen.com and follow us on twitter.com/amgen.

About AEG

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports venue and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz arenas; AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at aegworldwide.com.

SANTA CLARITA STUDIOS HIGHLIGHTED IN the City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development video, Santa Clarita Business Minute.

Santa Clarita, Calif. –  Santa Clarita Studios, an independent full-service studio, is the most recent business to be featured in the City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development video, Santa Clarita Business Minute.

Santa Clarita’s varied topography, over 20 sound stages, over 10 movie ranches and thousands of film-friendly locations, combined with the City’s location within the “30-Mile Zone,” make it one of the most filmed areas in California. The City of Santa Clarita is committed to creating an environment that allows the film industry to thrive and be successful. The City’s Film Office is dedicated to making filming in Santa Clarita as affordable, convenient and enjoyable as possible for production, while balancing the needs of the community’s residents and businesses.

In the latest edition of the Santa Clarita Business Minute, learn more about Santa Clarita Studios, a local studio offering a comprehensive package of products and services to meet all production needs. Countless productions have based and filmed at Santa Clarita Studios over the years, including Netflix’s soon-to-be-released “Santa Clarita Diet,” airing on February 3 and “Atypical.” In addition, TBS’ “The Guest Book,” Freeform’s “Stitchers” and “Switched at Birth,” ABC’s “Mistresses,” FX’s “Justified,” and “The Riches,” CBS’ “CSI” and “The Unit,” HBO’s “Deadwood,” TNT’s “Franklin & Bash,” and Fox’s “Melrose Place” have all filmed at the studio. Movies like A Wrinkle in Time, Magic Camp, Fast & Furious, Bobby, True Lies and Planet of the Apes have also utilized the studio for filming.

In the video, Santa Clarita Studios executives discuss the City of Santa Clarita’s film-friendly and business-friendly approach to filming in Santa Clarita.

“There are so many things we wouldn’t be able to get done, if it wasn’t for the responsive team in the City, if it wasn’t for how film-friendly Santa Clarita is as a City,” said Richard Deutsch, Vice President of Santa Clarita Studios. “Everyone from the Mayor’s Office, to L.A. County Fire, to the Film Office, to the Economic Development group, they’re all there for us. I think we’re not the only industry that would say that. You really have their support as a business here in Santa Clarita.”

The Santa Clarita Business Minute is a video campaign designed to spotlight successful local companies. Santa Clarita Studios is one of more than 6,000 diverse global, national and regional companies that call Santa Clarita home. The most recent video, as well as others, can be viewed at ThinkSantaClarita.com.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Business Minute and to learn why companies like Santa Clarita Studios choose to do business and expand in Santa Clarita, visit ThinkSantaClarita.com.

 

THE WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN SET TO RETURN TO SANTA CLARITA ON MAY 7, 2017, to raise funds for Spinal Cord Research. Santa Clarita residents can receive the $30 registration by signing up before January 1, 2017

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Event participants prepare to compete in the Wings For Life World Run in Santa Clarita, California, USA on March 08, 2016 / Garth Milan for Wings for Life World Run.

Santa Clarita, Calif. –The Wings for Life World Run has announced its return to the City of Santa Clarita for the fourth consecutive year, as participants everywhere unite to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Of 24 locations worldwide, Santa Clarita will be the only West Coast city in the United States to host the global race on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Santa Clarita joins Sunrise, Florida as the only two United States cities to host this event.   

“This is such a fun and exciting event for our City to host year after year. It’s very surreal to be awake before the sun comes up and running on streets we normally drive on,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “You don’t need to be an excellent runner to participate in this event, so I encourage all members of the community to take part and support this inspiring and unique experience in our hometown.”

Unlike traditional races, the Wings for Life World Run has no set distance or finish line. Instead, competitors will begin racing at Westfield Valencia Town Center simultaneously with participants around the world while trying to avoid being stopped by an advancing “Catcher Car.” The “Catcher Car” is an innovative moving finish line that takes off 30 minutes after the start at every race location and steadily increases its speed until it passes all of the participants.

Santa Clarita residents can receive the $30 registration by signing up before January 1, 2017 on WingsForLifeWorldRun.com. For more information about Santa Clarita’s involvement in the Wings for Life World Run, please contact Evan Thomason, Santa Clarita Economic Development Associate, at (661) 286-4167 or ethomason@santa-clarita.com.

SANTA CLARITA TRANSIT TO OFFER HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

SANTA CLARITA TRANSIT TO OFFER HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR
Come see some of the best local displays of holiday cheer in Santa Clarita Valley onboard the Hometown Trolle­y or one of their local Dial-A-Ride vehicles. Trips will be offered both Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17.

Santa Clarita, Calif. –This holiday season Santa Clarita Transit once again welcomes residents and visitors alike to join them on a Holiday Light Tour. Come see some of the best local displays of holiday cheer in Santa Clarita Valley onboard the Hometown Trolle­y or one of their local Dial-A-Ride vehicles. Trips will be offered both Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. Passengers can board at the McBean Regional Transit Center located at the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Holiday Light Tour trips depart every 30 minutes between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The tour will include two routes.  The first route offered on December 16, will visit decorated homes in the Saugus and Valencia communities; while the second route offered December 17, will explore the Newhall and Stevenson Ranch communities.

Tickets are first-come, first-served, and can be purchased upon boarding for $3.00 per person, or free with the donation of canned food or other essential items for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. VisitSantaClaritaTransit.com for a link to suggested donations. Last year residents donated over 225lbs of food each night.

For more information about Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour, and for tour updates, contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1BUS (1287) or visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.