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Friends of Hart Park Cowboy Dance to kick-off the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival weekend of festivities on Friday night, April 12, in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The 2019 Cowboy Festival has two new additions to its line-up of fun.  The Friends of Hart Park is hosting the Cowboy Dance to kick-off the weekend of festivities on Friday night, April 12, in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park.  Come out for a great night of Country Swing, Two Step, and Line Dancing to the cool sounds of the band Cow Bop. 

Mix swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun, and you have only begun to describe Cow Bop.  The cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their unique brand of music.  A free dance lesson at 6:30 will start the evening, taught by Santa Clarita’s own Michael Eads, UCWDC Master Dance Instructor, Country Two Step and West Coast Swing Champion. 

The band begins at 7:00, so put on your boots to come have a kickin’ good time!  Price of admission is $20.00, and goes towards the fundraising efforts of the nonprofit Friends of Hart Park.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  For more information, visit our event Facebook page “Cowboy Dance with Cow Bop.”

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The 2019 Cowboy Festival has two new additions to its line-up of fun.  The Friends of Hart Park is hosting the Cowboy Dance to kick-off the weekend of festivities on Friday night, April 12, in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park.  Come out for a great night of Country Swing, Two Step, and Line Dancing to the cool sounds of the band Cow Bop.
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A free dance lesson at 6:30 will start the evening, taught by Santa Clarita’s own Michael Eads, UCWDC Master Dance Instructor, Country Two Step and West Coast Swing Champion. 

Also don’t miss our second new event – an evening of music with National Cash, a tribute to Johnny Cash! National Cash expertly escorts the audience on a trip down memory lane through Johnny Cash’s musical repertoire, intertwining local stories and historical anecdotes with music. Johnny’s bad-boy reputation will be brought to life, giving fans a taste of his time spent in the Ojai Valley. This is the perfect show for Johnny Cash fans new and old. National Cash’s Johnny Cash Tribute is truly a show not to be missed. The concert, held on the Main Stage inside William S. Hart Park, begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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CITY OF SANTA CLARITA IN SEARCH OF VOLUNTEERS FOR 2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA.

Over 100 Course Marshals needed for the world-class cycling race

SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. – The City of Santa Clarita is proud to welcome the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, back to Santa Clarita on May 18! The City will be hosting the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races of this world-class cycling event, and is looking for volunteers! This year, over 100 Course Marshals are needed to ensure the race goes smoothly and is an event for all to enjoy. 

Course Marshals are assigned to designated areas along the race course, such as driveways and parking lots, to assist with coordination and safety. They are responsible for keeping the course clear of pedestrians, spectators, cars and other possible obstructions for the cyclists. The purpose for having Course Marshals along the route is to keep spectators alert and aware for their safety, and the safety of the competitors. Volunteer shifts will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on May 18. Assignment details with assigned locations will be emailed to volunteers in early May.
           

The Amgen Tour of California is one of America’s biggest and most recognized sporting events. The world’s elite cyclists cover over 750 miles through seven stages along the Pacific Coast, from Sacramento to Pasadena. This is a great opportunity for Santa Clarita community members to witness professional athletes from all over the world compete in our City! Volunteers will have an up-close view of this exciting race, while contributing to the success of one of the City’s biggest events.                                              

To sign up to volunteer at the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, visit AmgenTourofCalifornia.com/Volunteer.

SPROUTING IN MAY: SANTA CLARITA’S FIRST-EVER VEGFEST – SCV VEGFEST ANNOUNCES NEW PRESENTING SPONSOR AND PROCEED BENEFITS FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest, is proud to announce the national non-profit organization The Gentle Barn, as their new presenting sponsor. In addition, organizers of Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival, have also announced that 20% of the proceeds from the one-day outdoor festival will benefit KakaoCharity Water and local non-profit organizations Bridge to Home and Family Promise. The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

“The VegFest is spreading the message that compassion and love is important – for our health, for ourselves, the animals, and our planet. The non-profit organizations we are working with promote a similar message,”said festival co-founder Jess Guidroz. “We are dedicating 20% of our proceeds to non-profit organizations we believe in, and we’re really excited to have a presenting sponsor (The Gentle Barn) that epitomizes compassion and community—two foundational intentions that the VegFest was built on.”

VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. General admission includes unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha on the festival day (alcohol served from noon to 5:00 p.m.) and a sampling of various vegan foods.

In addition to the eats and drinks, there will also be two DJs spinning all day, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more. The high-vibes festival is a holistic experience for the senses and will close out with a finale DJ dance party at the main stage, featuring spectacular lights and danceable mixes.

The VegFest is going to be a high-vibe celebration of delicious food and drinks, personal health, and sustainability. We’re attempting to “Zero-Waste” the fest with the intention to leave as little a footprint as possible. Ultimately it’s about living a healthy happy lifestyle that improves life for everyone here.” 

“This festival is going to be a blast, and not just for vegans. It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to learn about living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says festival co-foudner Nicole Guidroz. “We recently added family-friendly price options because we want families to come out and learn about a healthier lifestyle together.”

The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods.

Early bird pricing is now available. For more event info, including a schedule of events, visitwww.SCVVegFest.com.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Entrance fee: Current Early Bird Pricing: $35; Regular Admission: $40, Ages 13 through 20: $10, Children 13 and Under: Free
Contact: For interviews or questions, please contact co-founders Jess Guidroz at Scvvegfest@gmail.com or (661) 607-1360, or Nicole Guidroz at Scvvegfest.nicole@gmail.com or call (661) 904-6868

Social Media (Instagram):  @SCVegFest  #SCVVegFest

Website: http://www.SCVVegFest.com

City of Santa Clarita’s Line Dance Night to be held at the Canyon Country Community Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Free Event for Adults on Saturday, April 6

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Dust off your boots, and dance the night away at the City of Santa Clarita’s Line Dance Night, to be held at the Canyon Country Community Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is an adults only event (18 years of age and older) and is free to attend. No dancing experience or RSVP is required. The Canyon Country Community Center is located at 18792 Flying Tiger Drive, in Canyon Country.

City of Santa Clarita’s Line Dance Night, to be held at the Canyon Country Community Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Meet new friends while you boot scoot to lively, upbeat music. Line dancing is a fun way to dance socially without a dance partner. Instructor DJ Mike Bendavid, will teach dancing styles including the Electric Slide, Cowboy Charleston, Black Velvet, Tush Push and more.

For more information about the Line Dance Night, please visit santa-clarita.com/CCCC, call (661) 290-2266, or email cccc@santa-clarita.com.

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA SEEKS INPUT FOR SKATE PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Residents can offer input for the design, and participate in design workshops

The City of Santa Clarita is skating forward with the Santa Clarita Skate Park Public Art Project, which will create a permanent public art piece at the park. The City is asking for community input through an online survey to help determine the look and specific location for the design. The survey can be found at scskatepark.com.                        

The City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission 2018 Work Plan and Public Art Proposal, identified the Skate Park Public Art Project as a public art project, and in 2018, the Arts Commission gave approval for mural artist Miguel A. Del Real to carry out a skate park community engagement plan in order to create a project proposal.

“I’m looking forward to building connections with Santa Clarita’s skate park riders and listening to their voice. I want to involve them in the process of the design concept,” said Del Real. Del Real will be at the Skate Park on Friday, February 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet and greet the community, and answer any questions about the project.

Along with giving input for the design and location of the art piece, residents will also have the opportunity to sign up for design and paint workshops at the end of the survey. The workshops will be led by Del Real, who will teach attendees about urban art and painting techniques. Based on availability, participants will be able to choose from either Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or Sunday, February 24 from noon until 2:00 p.m. The Skate Park is located at 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway. For more information about the Santa Clarita Skate Park Project, please visit scskatepark.com, or contact Katherine Nestved at knestved@santa-clarita.com.            

SPROUTING IN MAY: SANTA CLARITA’S FIRST-EVER VEGFEST: Santa Clarita Valley Veg Fest 2019 – May 4, noon to 9 p.m.

SCV VEGFEST TO BE THE FIRST-EVER VEGAN FESTIVALHOSTED IN SANTA CLARITA TO CELEBRATEVEGAN FOOD, FUN AND LIFESTYLE

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The first-ever festival in Santa Clarita celebrating the vegan movement is coming this May – the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest will sprout on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita’s Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

The first-ever festival in Santa Clarita celebrating the vegan movement is coming this May – the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFestwill sprout on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita’s Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

The VegFest will be will be an outdoor festival celebrating delicious vegan food, unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha, and a compassionate cruelty-free way of living. Although the name may suggest the festival is geared only towards those who abstain from meat, this is not the case at all – all ages and non-vegan eaters are welcome!

“Foodies, vegetarians, meat-eaters, really anyone who wants to learn about living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle would have a blast at the festival,” says festival co-founder Jess Guidroz. 

VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. In addition to scrumptious vegan cuisine to sample or buy, there will also be live music, two DJ’s, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more.

The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods. Proceeds from the festival benefit non-profit organizations: KakaoCharity WaterBridge to Home, and Family Promise.

Early bird pricing is now available. For more event info, including a schedule of events, visit www.SCVVegFest.com.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Entrance fee: Early Bird Pricing Starting at $30; $50 Regular Admission

Social Media (Instagram):@SCVegFest  #SCVVegFestWebsite:http://www.SCVVegFest.com

THURSDAYS@NEWHALL to feature a pair of Free events inside The Main as part of wrapping up its February SLATE of Music, Comedy. Senses Block Parties return in March.

February Events, New Schedule Announced

Santa Clarita, Calif. –  Thursdays@Newhall series presented by the City of Santa Clarita, returns in February with a pair of FREE events inside The MAIN in Old Town Newhall. The last month of the winter slate, February features both the 10 by 10 Variety Show and Note by Note Music Night before the series takes on a new schedule in March 2019. Thursdays@Newhall is an ongoing opportunity for residents of Santa Clarita to attend shows, concerts and special events on Thursdays throughout the year.

The month begins February 7 at The MAIN (24266 Main Street), when 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 Variety Show from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the featured performances shines the spotlight on Madeline Conroy and Paul Blinder, 2018 Southern California Tango Championship finalists, who will enthrall the audience with the beauty of the Argentine tango. Performances this month will also include storytelling with Mary-Margaret Martinez and The Golden Pen Writers’ Guild of Santa Clarita; magic by Raul Fernandez; music by Nicole and Scotty, The Gamblers, Santiago Valencia and Kamili Mitchell; comedy with Kelly Spillman and Marty Ross; and a screening of the short film “The Perfect Date for Every Woman,” written and directed by Carrie Daniel.

The Note by Note Music Night settles into its new slot on the fourth Thursday of the month and will take place inside The MAIN from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 28. Note by Note is a free night of music, delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! Featured performers in February include Ted Camp, Carrie Wade and Gnawest. Artists interested in performing at Note by Note can learn more at ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/NotebyNote.

As the calendar flips to March, residents will enjoy the return of both JAM Sessions and the monthly SENSES Block Party. JAM Sessions moves to a new night and location, and will now take place on the second Thursday of the month at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street) beginning March 14. JAM Sessions brings dance lessons and original live music performances to Newhall each month from March through October.

The wildly popular SENSES Block Party also returns to Main Street in Old Town Newhall on the third Thursday of the month beginningMarch 21. Stimulate your senses as you enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, drinks, activities and more! The theme for each monthly block party will be announced later this month on the Thursdays@Newhall Facebook page.

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

SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES BOOK SELECTION FOR 2019 ONE STORY ONE CITY PROGRAM

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane to Be Celebrated the Entire Month of March

  Santa Clarita, Calif. –  Every year, the Santa Clarita Public Library’s One Story One City program encourages discussion amongst Santa Clarita residents and promotes reading through the celebration of one story during the month of March. The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce this year’s 2019 book selection is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See

 “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” is a powerful tale about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters. The moving story focuses on two women separated by circumstance, culture and distance.

Due to the nature of some of the topics covered in the book, this story is recommended for adults and not suitable for young readers under the age of 16. 

“We encourage everyone to start reading the book now so when March rolls around, they can get involved in our conversations and book-themed activities. We have copies available at every Santa Clarita Public Library branch,” says City Librarian, Shannon Vonnegut. 

One Story One City program events and activities will commence in March. The program is free and is held in partnership with Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library and Barnes & Noble.

To learn more about One Story One City, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com/OneStoryOneCity, or contact Library Administrator Hilda LohGuan at hlohguan@santa-clarita.com.   

Santa Clarita’s annual Cowboy Festival saddles up for its 26th year.

THE SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL RIDES INTO NEWHALL

Much-anticipated Festival Returns to William S. Hart Park April 13 and 14

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival is set to return for its 26th year and will take place on April 13 and 14, 2019. William S. Hart Park will once again host the most entertaining festival in the West.

The main festival at William S. Hart Park will feature performances across the five festival stages, as well as living history entertainers, food vendors, Western gear shopping and activities for all ages. New to the Cowboy Festival in 2019 is the Cowboy Cook-off, a BBQ competition on Saturday, April 13, and a Chili Cook-off on Sunday, April 14.

The sights, sounds and swagger of Cowboy life will be on display all weekend and general admission tickets to the main festival at Hart Park are once again FREE for all visitors. In addition to the festival, separate ticketed tours and performances will be hosted by Rancho Camulos, Friends of Hart Park and the SCV Historical Society.

The main festival at William S. Hart Park will feature performances across the five festival stages, as well as living history entertainers, food vendors, Western gear shopping and activities for all ages. New to the Cowboy Festival in 2019 is the Cowboy Cook-off, a BBQ competition on Saturday, April 13, and a Chili Cook-off on Sunday, April 14.

A limited number of $100 VIP packages will also be available. Each package includes special access to the festival at William S. Hart Park event area, including weekend admission to the VIP Cantina area, which will provide food and beverages, VIP shuttle service to and from the festival and one piece of Cowboy Festival merchandise.

The 2019 Cowboy Festival will feature favorite performers from festivals past, including Honey County and Kristyn Harris, as well as a slew of rockin’ newcomers, including Shannon Rae and 100 Proof and Dirty Cello.

Prior to the Cowboy Festival, on Thursday, April 11, the Walk of Western Stars will unveil its 2019 inductees, commemorating their contributions to Western entertainment history by immortalizing their names in bronze and terrazzo tile, stamped into the streets of Old Town Newhall.  More information about the 2019 inductees will be available in the coming weeks.

The City of Santa Clarita is also looking for volunteers to staff the Cowboy Festival and is currently recruiting for festival greeters, activity helpers, ushers and more. To learn more about volunteering at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, please contact Volunteer Engagement Program Supervisor Tess Simgen at (661) 250-3726.

More details on the 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, including performers, schedules and pricing for special events, will be made available at CowboyFestival.org in early February.


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SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION UPGRADE

Customers visiting a Santa Clarita Public Library can now enjoy one of the fastest internet speeds available thanks to an upgrade to the internet connection made possible through a grant from the State of California and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). The upgrade is part of the CENIC High-speed Broadband in California Public Libraries Project.

The Santa Clarita Public Library branches are now connected to California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity 3,800-mile fiber optic network operated by CENIC. The high-speed broadband connection has increased the Santa Clarita Public Library’s internet speed tenfold, from 100 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gigabit). The connection services public computers at all branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library, including personal computer devices used by customers.

“This upgrade is going to help our customers immensely. We average around 8,000 hours per month of computer usage across all of our library branches. Our computers are used by our visitors to apply for jobs, conduct school research, find information and connect with the world. It’s crucial that we provide both reliable and high-speed access to information resources our customers need so they can be successful in their goals,” says City Librarian Shannon Vonnegut.

 Hardware costs for the project were covered through a grant from the California State Library. The City anticipates to see a cost savings of 93 percent on monthly service when federal discount rates are applied.

More information on the CENIC project is available at cenic.org. For more information regarding the Santa Clarita Public Library upgrade, please contact City Librarian Shannon Vonnegut at svonnegut@santa-clarita.com, or at (661) 799-6132.