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The Santa Clarita Public Library to Host “Magical Summer” Celebration, July 17, 2021.

Take Part in an Event Filled with Music, Movement and More on July 17!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Santa Clarita families are in for a “Magical Summer” morning! The Santa Clarita Public Library and the Include Everyone Project SCV (IEPSCV) invites families to come and enjoy fun art activities on Saturday, July 17, at 9:30 a.m. in Canyon Country Park (17615 Soledad Canyon Road). This is a free inclusive family event. Attendees may register in advance for the event and learn more at SantaClaritaLibrary.com/Events.
            All things arts and inclusivity are the focus of the upcoming “Magical Summer” event. The morning will include music, movement, acting, crafts, storytelling and much more. Families will have the opportunity to participate in improv games, an obstacle course and a magical musical journey. Artistic expression will also be a focus via designated craft stations for creating magic potion slime and ribbon wands.
            The Santa Clarita Public Library has partnered with IEPSCV on various outdoor events this year, such as “Thursdays in the Park” as a part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. IEPSCV is committed to providing creative arts programming for children with disabilities. The collaborative free events offered by the Library and IEPSCV have grown in popularity throughout the summer, bringing together families and children of different ability levels from all over the Santa Clarita community.
            To learn more about the upcoming “Magical Summer” celebration on July 17, please contact Senior Librarian Liza Purdy at lpurdy@santa-clarita.com or Include Everyone Project Founder Kristen De Benedetto at kristen.iepscv@gmail.com. Discover more fun upcoming library events by visiting SantaClaritaLibrary.com/Events.

Residents Invited to Provide Input on City of Santa Clarita Website Redesign.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – As the next stage of strategic planning begins, the City of Santa Clarita invites residents to provide input that will help shape a new, redesigned santa-clarita.com. The survey, which is available now by visiting surveymonkey.com/r/design-outreach, enables residents to have their voices heard and will inform City staff on the features and design elements the community finds most useful.

Originally launched in 1997, santa-clarita.com serves as the information hub for City news, programs, services, events and more. Residents can file applications for building permits, request graffiti removal, report fallen or overgrown trees for clean up and watch City Council meetings live.

With a website redesign, the City will develop a site that prioritizes the user experience and makes accessing City services online as simple as possible. The new site will take a mobile-first approach to make it as easy as possible to browse from a mobile device.

            The redesign of santa-clarita.com is a stated goal within the Santa Clarita 2025 strategic plan. To learn more about Santa Clarita 2025, please visit santa-clarita.com/SC2025.

The ‘Phoenix’ Festival runs from July 17th through August 15th. Live performances at The Main in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Out of the ashes, a Phoenix arises. This year’s Summer Theatre Festival is called the PHOENIX FESTIVAL as we celebrate the return of live theatre performances in our community. 

The Phoenix Festival is a celebration of the return of live theatre performances in our community. Four different groups are coming together to present seven events throughout July and August: Bridgeway Theatre Company, Hope Theatre Arts, Liminal Space, and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare. The festival will be held at THE MAIN in Newhall.

The festival includes free Shakespeare performances, a musical, a world premiere of an original work, a family piece, a spoken work event, and a contemporary play. “We are thrilled to be in front of audiences again” says David Stears, executive director for Santa Clarita Shakespeare, “Even more exciting is the group of different theatre companies coming together to create this year’s summer theatre festival.” 

The Phoenix Festival runs from July 17th through August 15th. For a complete listing of dates, information, and tickets, visit: www.scshakespearefest.org/phoenix-festival

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City of Santa Clarita’s Medallion Hunt Returns This Summer.

Follow Clues and Find the Medallion First to Win!

A lone medallion – a sleek, black circle adorned with the City of Santa Clarita logo in gold – lies in hiding, waiting to be found by a lucky person in one of the City’s 35 parks. This summer, residents are once again invited to embark on a quest to solve riddles, discover clues and be the first to find the medallion and the spoils that come with it.

The Medallion Hunt returns on Tuesday, July 2, and interested participants can receive their first clue by visiting the City of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook (Facebook.com/CityOfSantaClaritaEvents). A new clue will be posted every Tuesday and Friday on the Facebook page until the medallion has been found.

Clues will start out vague and become slightly more detailed the longer the medallion stays hidden. The first person to find the medallion will win a $100 gift card to the business of their choice!

To ensure all medallion hunters stay safe, a few ground rules have been put in place. Hunting must take place during daylight hours only when City parks are open to the public. The medallion will be hidden in plain sight in an area that is publicly accessible – hunters should not enter maintenance yards or buildings, climb fences or terrain or engage in any other behaviors not typically permitted at City parks.

By participating in the Medallion Hunt, residents agree to abide by these rules. Additionally, if the medallion is found by a resident under the age of 18, the prize will be awarded to his or her parent or guardian. City of Santa Clarita employees and their families are not eligible to compete.

For more information about the 2021 Medallion Hunt and a full list of rules, please visit the City of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook, as well as the dedicated Facebook event page for the hunt.

City of Santa Clarita Summer Beach Bus Service Returns July 3 – Sept. 5, 2021.

Head to Santa Monica with Santa Clarita Transit All Summer Long!

Beginning July 3, 2021, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Clarita Transit is excited to bring back the popular service, which allows residents to ride to the beach with ease on one of the City’s comfortable, air-conditioned commuter express buses. The Summer Beach Bus runs through Sunday, September 5.

Summer Beach Bus fares are $3.00 each way for children and adults and $1.50 each way for Senior Citizens and persons with disabilities. Riders may pay using the simple Token Transit mobile app by using the stored value on their TAP card or in exact cash; monthly passes will not be accepted.

Buses will depart at approximately 8:40 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m., ensuring a full day of beach activities without the stress of freeway driving and finding parking.

Two bus routes will depart each Saturday and Sunday from various stops in Santa Clarita and take residents to the Santa Monica Pier. Shuttle departure stops include Canyon Country Park, Soledad Canyon Road and Solamint Drive, Soledad Canyon Road and Shangri-La Drive, Via Princessa Metrolink Station, McBean Regional Transit Center, Railroad Avenue and 15th Street, Newhall Metrolink Station, Newhall Avenue and Valle Del Oro and Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway. 

Travelers may bring their beach chairs, coolers and surfboards. For more information on Summer Beach Bus routes and times, please visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.

City of Santa Clarita’s “Spirit of America” Fireworks Show to light up the Skies on July 4, 2021 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.

City of Santa Clarita Fireworks to Light Up the Night Sky on the Fourth of July!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita today announced the return of the Spirit of America Fireworks Spectacular, which will headline Fourth of July festivities in Valencia at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. The fireworks will once again light up the sky from the launch site near the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and Citrus Street at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

“It is important for our residents to be able to celebrate our nation with a fireworks show, particularly after the events of the past year,” said Mayor Bill Miranda. “This event is one we look forward to all year – and as a veteran, I am proud that the City is once again holding this patriotic event in Santa Clarita.”

            As you turn your head to the sky to watch the fireworks show, make sure your radio is tuned to KHTS, Your Hometown Station, on 98.1 FM and 1220 AM. Doing so will allow you to hear a special introduction to the spectacular, as well as music synchronized to the overhead display.

            Citrus Street will be closed beginning at 3:00 a.m. on the morning of July 4. In addition, a portion of the Westfield Valencia Town Center parking lot will be blocked off to the public for the firework fall zone. All other roads in the area will remain open to vehicle traffic and existing “no parking” zones will remain in effect and be enforced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Newest Art Exhibit “Color is Your World” encourages residents to engage their Imagination.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Vibrant colors, abstract illusions, serenity—all this and more in the City’s new art exhibit, “Color is Your World.” This art gallery will stimulate your senses and display a colorful world of imagination through 43 artists featured and over 50 pieces of artwork on display. This colorful exhibition is currently available for viewing until July 23, 2021, at the First Floor Gallery in City Hall and virtually.

This art exhibition is working in conjunction with the Santa Clarita Library’s Summer Reading program, “Reading Color’s Your World,” where residents can explore a world of colors around Santa Clarita with wonderful programs and prizes. All programs will be held in a variety of formats this summer, including onsite locations, local parks, online, quick pick-ups and more! All programs and events are free and open to all ages!

            To learn more about the “Color is Your World” art exhibit and additional art opportunities, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com. For questions, please contact the City’s Arts Coordinator, Katherine Nestved, at knestved@santa-clarita.com. For more information on the Summer Reading program or to register, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

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City of Santa Clarita presents free concerts on Saturday nights from July 3 to August 28 with a variety of performers at Central Park starting with The PettyBreakers.

Concert Series at Central Park to Take Place in July and August

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, is scheduled to return this summer after a year off in 2020. Residents will enjoy a free concert on Saturday nights from July 3 to August 28 with a variety of performers at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

This year’s lineup features tributes to fan favorites like David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. While some bands have wowed Santa Clarita audiences in the past, others are making their Concerts in the Park debut in 2021. Each show will begin at 7:00 p.m., allowing concertgoers to relax with family and friends as the sun sets on the Santa Clarita Valley. See the following for the full list of dates and performers:

  • July 3 — The PettyBreakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty
  • July 10 — Hollywood U2: A Tribute to U2
  • July 17 — AbbaFab: A Tribute to ABBA
  • July 24 — Space Oddity: A Tribute to David Bowie
  • July 31 — The Rising: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
  • August 7 – Non-City Event at Central Park
  • August 14 — Lao Tizer: Latin Jazz
  • August 21 — The WHO Invasion: A Tribute to the WHO
  • August 28 — Mick Adams and the Stones: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones

            For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, please visit santa-clarita.com/concerts or email aeo@santa-clarita.com.

City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park Set to Return This Summer.

Concert Series at Central Park to Take Place in July and August.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, is scheduled to return this summer after a year off in 2020. Residents will enjoy a free concert on Saturday nights from July 3 to August 21, with a variety of performers at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

This year’s lineup features tributes to fan favorites like David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. While some bands have wowed Santa Clarita audiences in the past, others are making their Concerts in the Park debut in 2021. Each show will begin at 7:00 p.m., allowing concertgoers to relax with family and friends as the sun sets on the Santa Clarita Valley. See the following for the full list of dates and performers:

  • July 3 — The PettyBreakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty
  • July 10 — Hollywood U2: A Tribute to U2
  • July 17 — AbbaFab: A Tribute to ABBA
  • July 24 — Space Oddity: A Tribute to David Bowie
  • July 31 — The Rising: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
  • August 7 — The WHO Invasion: A Tribute to the WHO
  • August 14 — The Lao Tizer Band: Latin Jazz
  • August 21 — Mick Adams and the Stones: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones

            For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, please visit santa-clarita.com/concerts or email aeo@santa-clarita.com.

Los Angeles Kings, ASEC to Operate Santa Clarita’s City-Owned Ice Rink.

Final Touches Applied to Revamped Ice and Entertainment Center.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has awarded a contract to the Los Angeles Kings and American Sports Entertainment Company (ASEC) for the operation of the City-owned ice rink, located at 27745 Smyth Drive in Valencia. The former Ice Station was purchased by the City in fall 2020 and is currently undergoing renovations to update the aesthetics and ensure the facility is safe and systems are functional prior to reopening this spring. The facility is owned by the City but will be operated by ASEC in partnership with the LA Kings.

“We are thrilled to have ASEC and the LA Kings managing our ice facility,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda. “The name recognition, experience and expertise will ensure a top-notch operation that our local youth hockey clubs, figure skating teams, curling competitors and recreational skaters will all enjoy once the doors reopen. We look forward to announcing the new facility name and opening date in the coming weeks – and look forward to welcoming the community back to this Santa Clarita landmark.”

ASEC was founded in 2006 and is the largest owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States. ASEC owns and/or operates more than 20 facilities, including the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, which is home to the LA Kings.

“The Santa Clarita community has a great tradition of supporting hockey and all ice sports and today’s announcement is the next critical step to continue and expand upon that mission,” said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. “ASEC and the LA Kings are committed to playing a key role in the next chapter of growing the game of hockey in particular, as well as inspiring the next generation of athletes in our community.”

Brad Berman, President of ASEC, added, “We are excited for the opportunity to expand our relationship with the Kings and execute the City of Santa Clarita’s strategic vision for this important community asset. We will work tirelessly to enhance all aspects of the customer experience, integrate operating efficiencies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the City’s ice and entertainment center.”

Since being acquired by the City, the ice rink has undergone improvements to the facility itself, as well as technology system upgrades and interior and exterior branding. Renovations have included repairs to the facility’s roof and cooling system, restored skate surfaces, plumbing fixture upgrades, fire alarm updates and more. Upgraded lighting and sound equipment will enhance the experience for ice rink users, while high-speed public internet access has also been added.

Renovations are anticipated to be completed in March, and a grand reopening date will be announced when the facility is able to open under applicable public health orders.