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The Grille at The Cube – Now Open in Valencia.

Grab a Bite to Eat at Santa Clarita’s Newest Dining Spot at the Cube, formerly Valencia Ice Station.

Valencia, Calif. – Whether you’ve just finished an ice skating lesson, are watching a youth hockey game or want to take a break during a public session, The Grille at The Cube is the perfect place to unwind with a delicious meal or snack. From breakfast burritos to freshly made soup to a classic cheeseburger and French fries, The Grille at The Cube has something for everyone!

Located on the mezzanine level, The Grille at The Cube offers guests a full menu, as well as a place to relax and watch all the action happening on all of The Cube’s three sheets of ice. Additionally, televisions on the mezzanine level will be tuned to a wide selection of sporting events, including every L.A. Kings game during the season.

The Grille at The Cube is not just for participants in The Cube’s many programs and classes. The restaurant is open to the public and is an ideal location to meet up with friends after work for a bite to eat and a unique, cool dining experience. In the future, an enhanced beverage center will be completed and offer adult beverages in the evenings. The Grille at The Cube is open during the following schedule:

  • Monday – Friday 
    • 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    • 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about The Grille at The Cube, please visit The Cube or call (661) 257-CUBE.

Christmas in Our Time

By Margie Anne Clark

“God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I look forward to the advent of another Christmas season spent with my ever growing  family, I am reminded that life with its challenges is always renewing itself. Even in the face of triumphs and tragedies, I know this to be true. Okay, so I’m an optimist.  Always have been. But even I know that time marches on. We grow up, our kids grow up, neighbors come and go, and friends move away. . .

But there are some things I hope will remain constant in life, like love of family, dear friends, cherished memories, and of course, Christmas. In these modern times, it seems that the season of Christmas has managed to transcend religious beliefs to include a universal celebration of the human spirit and good will.

I was raised with basic Christian tenets, but I have always believed in the importance and commonality of all religions which espouse the concept of good will towards all people. Pope John Paul II addressed this in his 1994 book, “Crossing the Threshold of Hope.” In it, Pope John Paul II cites in his excerpts a church document entitled, “Nostra Aetate,” (In Our Time).

“From the beginning, Christian Revelation has viewed the spiritual history of man as including, in some way all religions, thereby demonstrating the unity of all human kind with regard to the eternal and ultimate destiny of man … There is only one community and it consists of all peoples. They have only one origin, since God inhabited the earth with the whole human race. . .” (Nostra Aetate, I-2.)

Pope John Paul II wrote: “Thus instead of marveling at the fact that Providence allows such a great variety of religions, we should be amazed at the number common elements found within them.”

In this day and age, it’s easy for us to forget the common bonds of humanity that bind us.  Pope John Paul II cites another expert from the Nostra Aetate:

“Even if over the course of centuries Christians…have had more than a few dissensions and quarrels, this sacred Council now urges all to forget the past and to work toward mutual understanding as well as toward the preservation and promotion of…peace and freedom for the benefit of all mankind (Nostra Aetate 3).”

But the world is a complicated place.

When you look at challenges that sometimes arise within families, friends, communities, states and nations around the world, one wonders, how will we ever get along in peace and harmony.

But as it says in Galatians, all of us are “children of promise.”

Christ himself addressed this when he said to the apostles: “Take courage, I have conquered the world (John 16:33). But he also cautioned:

“When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke, 18:8).

Life is a paradox. In Christian faith, we are taught that Christ was born to save mankind from sin. Yet, in sin comes the opportunity for grace. The birth of Christ in a lowly manger was honored in grace and profound respect by wise men and kings who brought gifts to herald in His sojourn on Earth.

Because of this, gift-giving seems to be a big part of the Christmas celebration. It’s a way to take time out and give tokens of thanks to those who have touched our lives. In this sense, gift giving takes on a universal spirit. But in the hustle and bustle of trying to find the perfect gift and being stressed out, it’s important to take time out to simply be a friend.

A kind word, an act of thoughtfulness and courtesy can mean just as much or even more than a store bought gift. Ralph Waldo Emerson eloquently pointed this out in his essays on spiritual laws:

“Let us lie low in the Lord’s power and learn that truth alone makes rich and great. For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered: the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.”

Emerson goes on to write: “If you visit your friend, why need you apologize for not having visited him. . .Visit him now. Let him feel the highest love has come to see him. . . be a gift of benediction. Shine with real light and not with the borrowed reflection of gifts. . .”

While our traditions and gift-giving are an important part of the holiday season, friendship, love and respect for our fellow human beings are by far the greatest gifts of all.

Margie Anne Clark is a writer based in Los Angeles.  All rights reserved.

The City’s ‘PLACES with SPACES’ Program is Now Accepting Applications.

Businesses and Artists are Invited to Collaborate to Display Artwork in Local Establishments

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Let the City of Santa Clarita be your matchmaker! The City’s Arts division is thrilled to announce the launch of PLACES with SPACES to assist businesses across all industries in finding their perfect artist match (or matches) to exhibit artwork in their establishment. Applications for both businesses and artists may be completed online at SantaClaritaArts.com/PWS.


As a part of the program, the City of Santa Clarita will serve as a liaison (or matchmaker) for businesses and artists. Businesses will choose artwork from the City’s artist portfolio to exhibit in their business establishment. City staff will connect both parties creating an art and business relationship.


Artists are invited to apply from outside the Santa Clarita Valley as long as they are within driving distance to manage their installations in person. Artwork cannot be shipped. Only businesses within the Santa Clarita Valley may apply.

PLACES with SPACES is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses looking to adorn the walls of their establishment(s) and for artists looking to expand their audience and attract protentional new buyers. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sydney Adam at sadam@santa-clarita.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE,
Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration,
Featuring Live Entertainment, Fireworks and Access to Rides and Attractions.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets to EVE, Included with Theme Park Admission,
and Pass Members Can Purchase Tickets 
Here

Universal City, California, December 1, 2021 – Celebrate the new year and ring in 2022 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s festive EVE event, the biggest party in Hollywood, on Friday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m.

EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and is a special park-wide celebration that invites guests to spend the day and party by night while enjoying its popular and award-winning rides and attractions. 

What a way to celebrate as guests and partygoers can rejoice in new year festivities with a cast of leading characters, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke from Illumination’s all-new, award-winning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride or mark the occasion with prehistoric dinosaurs at “Jurassic World—The Ride,” featuring the stunningly realistic Indominus rex.

EVE is also the ideal location to bid farewell to 2021 as the world ushers in 2022 and new beginnings.  Starting at 9:00 p.m., the theme park transitions into party central as multiple entertainment hubs will energize guests with live music and DJs, playing everything from pop, rock and hip-hop to EDM to Latin music. Plus, iconic photo ops around the park will allow guests to capture and share their memories of the special night. The event culminates with a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown and dazzling fireworks display.

A selection of food and beverages, including desserts, champagne, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as 2022 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

While ringing in the New Year, guests can enjoy the return of yuletide favorite, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” featuring “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle” which brings the iconic Hogwarts castle to life through an impressive light projection show. Family traditions continue with “Grinchmas” as guests can share the joyful season with The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and the Who-ville Whos.

Holiday entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood runs daily now through Sunday, January 9, 2022.

To purchase tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Holidays and EVE access, guests can click here.

Pass Members benefit from special offers for the event. To learn more and to purchase tickets, Pass Members can click here.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

For additional press materials and images, please visit the Universal Studios Hollywood media site.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Brew, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

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Release- Holiday Edition of ‘Theatre in a Week’ Returns to The MAIN in Old Town Newhall, December 10 – 12.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Comedy is coming to town! The MAIN in Old Town Newhall is pleased to announce the return of Barry Agin’s production “Theatre in a Week” from December 10 – 12. Attendees will enjoy six original one-act comedies chronicling the shenanigans of the holiday season. The December 10 and December 11 shows are scheduled for 8:00 p.m., while the December 12 show is at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $11.00 and may be purchased by visiting AtTheMAIN.org.

Theatre in a Week is jam-packed with mistaken identities, family malfunctions and outrageous hijinks resulting in delightful, madcap merriment and touching moments. This year’s production will also feature the return of musician Eddie Landon and his swinging saxophone between scenes!

Tickets are $11.00 when purchased in advance of the December 10 performance and $13.00 at the door on the day of each show.

For more information about “Theatre in a Week” at The MAIN and upcoming productions for the 2022 season, visit AtTheMAIN.org or contact Jeff Barber at jbarber@santa-clarita.com.

“The Polar Express” Steams into The Cube on December 11, 2021.

Inaugural Holiday Ice Skating Show to Interpret Beloved Christmas Story.

Valencia, Calif. – All aboard! Take a magical journey to the north pole and back with a special performance of “The Polar Express” at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center. Join friends and family for The Cube’s inaugural holiday ice skating show on Saturday, December 11.

The all-local cast is proud to present its interpretation of this timeless Christmas classic with two shows (12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.). “The Polar Express” will include more than a dozen featured skaters, a supporting cast of 66 skaters and special guest skaters who have yet to be announced.

The 90-minute performance will take place on the NHL Rink at The Cube. With the temperature kept at 54 degrees, attendees are encouraged to bring jackets, hats, mittens and blankets.

Three seating areas will be available for each show, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the action. Seating in on-ice bleachers is $25 per person, table seating on the balcony overlooking the rink is $20 per person and upstairs bleacher seating is $15 per person.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting TheCubeSantaClarita.com/HolidayShow. “The Polar Express” show at The Cube is being produced by The Cube’s certified ice skating instructors, Kymberly Tompkins and Lina Stroh.

The Cube is the Santa Clarita Valley’s home for ice and entertainment. In addition to public skating sessions each day, The Cube also offers youth and adult hockey leagues, ice skating lessons, hockey and figure skating practice times, birthday party packages, corporate meeting spaces and more.

For more information about programs and opportunities available at The Cube, please visit TheCubeSantaClarita.com or call (661) 257-CUBE.

English pop band ABC coming to The Canyon Santa Clarita, Nov. 21, 2021.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – English pop band ABC has enjoyed a glittering career to date. Very definitely one of a number of groups who came along and kick-started the 80s with their own brand of pop for a ‘new decade.’ On its release in May 1982, ABC’s debut album The Lexicon Of Love crashed straight into the UK album charts at number one, showcasing the hit songs “Tears Are Not Enough,” “Poison Arrow,” “The Look Of Love” and “All Of My Heart.” A ground-breaking collection of modern love songs with majestic production from legendary Trevor Horn, it remains a classic to this day.

Other ABC hits include “When Smokey Sings,” “Be Near Me,” “(How To Be A) Millionaire,” “Poison Arrow,” and more.

The last five years have seen ABC complete five successful American Tours, 4 sell-out UK Orchestra Tours, the sell-out Steel City Arena Tour with The Human League and Heaven 17, and a string of Country House Shows in the UK.

November 21, 2021

Doors 6pm. Music 7pm. Headliner 8:00pm.

Opening set by Mardez

$28 / $38 / $48 / $58 + applicable fees

If you purchase a ticket at a table you are required to purchase dinner. You must arrive by 7pm.

Two Drink Minimum For All

Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.

See English pop band ABC at The Canyon Agoura Hills on Nov. 18, 2021 with opening set by PIERA.

Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps’  Food Pantry drive kicks-off November 8 through November 19.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps’  Food Pantry needs your help!   Their food pantry is extremely low on food.  You can help by donating food. They serve between 800-1000 people in the food pantry a month. 75-100 of these individuals are homeless.

The Food drive will  kick-off on November 8th  and go until November 19th. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army offices at 22935 Lyons Ave:  November 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 19th between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Below is a list of the most needed food items:

  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Canned Beans, Any canned vegetables or Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Pasta/Pasta Sauce
  • Bottled water
  • Juice
  • Peanut Butter /Jelly
  • Oatmeal/Dry Cereal
  • Any pop-top canned items (for homeless)
  • Granola Bars
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Juice boxes

The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps offers a wide range of programs to local people in need. They help with food, clothing, essential items, holiday assistance, addiction resources, aid in disaster recovery, and provide resources and services for seniors. If you would like to learn more or donate, please visit SCVSalvationArmy.org 

For additional information, visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram @salvationarmysantaclarita

Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library Host Bag Sale at All Three Library Branches in November, 2021.

Fall Book Bag Sale at the Santa Clarita Public Library

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce the Fall Book Bag Sale! Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host the Bag Sale event at the Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall branches from Saturday, November 6 through Sunday, November 14. The sale will occur each day during normal operating hours for each branch.


            For only $7, participants can fill a provided bag, with any books they find for sale, in the Friends of the Library book store. Patrons with book bags from a previous sale can participate for $6. Treat yourself to a wide assortment of books or find great book gifts for others just in time for the holidays. Proceeds from the bag sale support programming for the Santa Clarita Public Library, including One Story One City, Día de Los Niños, the Family Literacy Festival and more.


            The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library. All of the proceeds from fundraising events and programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library support events and programs for all ages at the Library.


            For more information on the Fall Book Bag Sale, please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com. Discover more fun upcoming Library events by visiting SantaClaritaLibrary.com/Events.

Merry-ville comes to Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.,  – Sam’s Club is helping The Salvation Army of California get a jump start on the holidays with a donation that’s wrapped into a magical holiday moment for Santa Clarita area residents.

“Merry-ville” is a free event will include an ice rink, holiday-inspired chalets with interactive elements for kids and families, a virtual Santa experience, a holiday food truck, and much more.

A wishing tree will serve as a centerpiece for the event, giving families the opportunity to give the gift of hope this season by adopting children and families through the Angel Tree program. Sam’s Club is jumpstarting the program with a $10,000 donation to help local families at an invitation-only event on Thursday, Nov. 4.

For more 40 years, Sam’s Club and Walmart have worked together with the Salvation Army to meet the needs of people struggling in local communities across the U.S. This partnership has resulted in the giving of millions of dollars and in-kind product during times of disaster, as well as fundraising opportunities during the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle and Angel Tree holiday campaigns.

Join Santa Claus, Sam’s Club and the Salvation Army on Thursday evening for a special media preview of Merry-ville! Ring in the holiday season this weekend in Santa Clarita with the Merry-ville holiday spectacular. Merry-ville will tour the country, setting up a huge Christmas installation in Sam’s Club parking lots (including an ICE RINK). The five-week tour will kick off on Friday, November 5th in Santa Clarita, California then travel to Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia. Santa Clarita is the only stop on the west coast selected to host this inaugural event!

Thursday evening will feature dazzling ice skating performances, snow flurries, a human claw game, a virtual Santa experience, holiday inspired chalets and so much more!