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Top Things To Do This Weekend, April 4, 2012

This weekend in Santa Clarita is brought to you by our friends at Valencia Auto Center

Easter Services/Pageants:  The Church On The Way, Grace Baptist, NorthPark, Community Church, Real Life Church, The Sanctuary,   
and Shepherd Of The Hills
Canyon Theatre Guild–“Barefoot In The Park” and “Anne Of Green Gables”

Performing Arts–“Harlem Gospel Choir” and “Brasil Guitar Duo”
HMNMH Blood Drive
And More…

City of Santa Clarita – Eggstravaganza and Splash & Dash Egg Hunt
Special Olympics “Shoot-a-Thon”

Stand Up Guys: A Family Comedy Show
SCV Youth Sweet Charity Cake Auction
Child & Family – Taste Of The Town

Easter Services:
Church On The Way –

23415 Cinema Drive (near Valencia Blvd)661-291-6000
Seder Dinner:  Thursday, April 5 at 6:30pm
Good Friday Service:  April 6 at 12 Noon and 7pm
Saturday, April 7:  More2Easter Festival at 10am at Newhall Park
Easter Sunday Services:  8am, 9:30am, 11:30am and6pm

Join The Church On The Way for a community-wide “More2Easter Festival”.  There will be inflatable games, a giant Easter Egg Hunt, free food, games, prizes and, rumor has it, the Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with all kids.  Visit:

Grace Baptist –
22833 Copper Hill Drive
Sunrise Service-Easter Sunday: 6:30am in the Amphitheater (no childcare available)
Easter Sunday Services (inside): 9am and 10:45am (childcare available for 4 and under)

Additionally, Grace Baptist will hold their “Passion Play” on:
Wednesday – April 4th at 7:30 pm
Thursday – April 5th at 7:30 pm
Friday – April 6th at 7:30 pm
Saturday – April 7th at 3:00 pm

You will see and hear an account of Jesus’ life and death, and gain an understanding of the meaning in His sacrifice on the cross for you. This stirring dramatic reenactment combines a full orchestra and a 120-voice choir with over 100 cast members to explain the heart of God’s plan to restore a relationship with mankind. Come and experience an opportunity to establish or renew your personal relationship with God.  Child care available for 6 years and under (program is not recommended for younger children due to intense scenes).  Interpreted for the hearing impaired at the Saturday, April 7th Passion Play only.  Complimentary tickets available through the church office.  Visit:

NorthPark Community Church
28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway (at Copperhill)
Good Friday Services:  6pm and 7:30pm
Easter Sunday Services – Sunday, April 8 at 8:00, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45am

NorthPark Community Church invites you to join them on Easter Sunday at one of their four joyous morning services.  This is a great morning to invite friends and neighbors and see what God will do as they’re introduced to the miracle of the resurrection!

The 8am service is Family Service – attend Service as a Family, no childcare. Easter Services at 9:00 and 10:30–Special Children’s Ministries available featuring dramatic vignettes to bring home the Easter story.  Youth Ministries also available for 5th and 6th Graders, Jr. High and High School.  Easter Service at 11:45am–Childcare for Nursery-4yrs available.  Visit:


Real Life Church
23841 Newhall Ranch Road (near McBean Parkway)
Easter Sunday Outdoor Sunrise Service:  6:30am
Services:  Friday, April 6 at 7pm; Saturday, April 7 at 5pm and 7pm; Easter Sunday at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am

In addition to indoor seating, this year Real Life Church is offering services in their outdoor amphitheater on a giant HD video screen.  For the kids there will be “The Mane Event”, a live lion show on Friday, April 6 at 6:30pm; Saturday, April 7 at 6:30pm and Sunday, April 8 at 8am.  Visit:


The Sanctuary
26444 Friendly Valley Parkway (at Sierra Highway)
Easter Sunday Services:  9am and 11am in Father’s House (Bldg A)

Bring your family to The Sanctuary join in the celebration of life.  Visit:

Shepherd of the Hills – Pageant
Saturday April 7 at 2: 00pm and Sunday April 8 at 5:00am
Vasquez Rocks, 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce

Easter weekend service depicting the trial crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held against the dramatic back drop of Vasquez Rocks.  This year there will be two additional scenes.  Shuttle parking is available for seniors.  The pageant – style production features music, authentic costume, and village set decorations.  The service are sponsored by the alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce which consists of Acton Faith Bible Church, Crown Valley community Church, family Community Church,  Living Springs church, and Shepherd of the Hills Church.  Admission is free, but and offering will be taken for does wishing to make a donation.  For more information and directions visit:



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Canyon Theatre Guild – “Barefoot in the Park”
When:  Fridays at 8pm on: March 30, April 13, 20 and 27;  Saturdays at 8pm on: March 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28;  Sundays at 2pm on: April 15 and 22
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  How lucky can Santa Clarita get?  Canyon Theatre Guild has “Barefoot in the Park”.  Neil Simon’s play tells the story of newlyweds Paul and Corie.  Paul is a conservative young lawyer and Corie is a carefree young wife.  This comedy follows their new marriage and life in their five-story Greenwich Village walk-up.  KHTS’ own Morning Man, George Cummings plays the up-stairs neighbor Victor Velasco.  A survey of unbiased KHTS employees deems George to be a jaunty beret wearing scene stealer.  Corie and Paul play matchmaker with Victor and Corie’s mother when she comes for a visit.  On opening night there will be a champagne reception at 7pm.  Call 661-799-2702 for tickets.  Click here for more information and tickets.

Canyon Theatre Guild – “Anne of Green Gables”
When:  Saturday at 2pm on: March 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28;  Sunday at 2pm on April 1 and 29;  Sunday at 6pm on April 22
Where:  Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Details:  Canyon Theatre brings us the family friendly musical “Anne of Green Gables”.  “She’s the girl with a wild imagination and a talent for getting into trouble.”  Anne is an engaging orphan child who charms the elderly brother and sister she is sent to live with and her new community, too.  This production is a family musical for all ages.  Call 661-799-2702 for tickets or click here for more information and tickets.

Lancaster Performing Arts – “Harlem Gospel Choir”
When:  Friday, April 6 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  America’s premier gospel choir, the Harlem Gospel Choir, is coming to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.  They have been sharing their message of love and inspiration for 25 years.  Click here for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets.  Click here for more information or call 661-723-5950.

Lancaster Performing Arts – “Brasil Guitar Duo”
When:  Saturday, April 7 at 8pm
Where:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
Details:  Lancaster Performing Arts Center has a remarkable performance with “Brasil Guitar Duo”.  Classical Guitar Magazine says, “The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity…is simply outstanding”.  Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora are the Brasil Guitar Duo and have been performing together for over ten years.  Click here for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Click here for more information or call 661-723-5950.

City of Santa Clarita – Eggstravaganza or Splash & Dash Egg Hunt
When:  Saturday, April 7 at 10am (both events)
Where:  Eggstravaganza at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road and Splash & Dash at the Aquatic Center at Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Waterslide Pool, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway
Details:  The City has two opportunities for our kids to celebrate Easter with an egg hunt.  At Eggstravaganza kids can participate in a traditional egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny.  For more information on Eggstravaganza call 661-250-3787.  At Splash & Dash the kids collect eggs with prizes in the Waterslide Pool.  After the Splash, the kids can continue to play in the heated water.  Parents must accompany their children.  Lifejackets are available at no charge.  For more information on Splash and Dash Egg Hunt, call 661-250-3765.  Click here for the City’s website.

Special Olympics “Shoot-a-Thon”
When:  Saturday, April 7 from Noon-4pm
Where:  Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Point Parkway
Details:  This is a unique basketball Shoot-a-Thon event featuring Special Olympic athletes, coaches, community, volunteers and high school students directly raising funds for Special Olympics and Hoops of Hope.  The proceeds will be split evenly between the two organizations.  Email or call 661-253-2121 for more information or request forms and time slot availability. Click here for information on Special Olympics.

HMNMH Blood Drive
When:  Thursday, April 5 from 7am-7pm
Where:  HMNMH/COC Clinical Education Center the Hospital grounds
Details:  Come to the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital blood drive.  Henry Mayo recently received the Platinum Achievement Award during the American Red Cross’s Sponsor Regional Awards Presentation.  Every day there is a need for donated blood to keep people alive.  Blood donated at this blood drive will be dedicated to the hospital for patient use.  Please donate to help our community.




What: Tributefest 2012
When:  Saturday, May 12 from 11am-10p
Where:  Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Details:  The 3rd Annual Tributefest is coming back to Santa Clarita.  Take eight tribute bands over ten hours, add ten gourmet food trucks, beer and dancing and you have a Tributefest party.  So, buy your tickets, then, grab your chairs/blankets for the best party in Santa Clarita.  Bands will pay tribute to Elton John, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Journey, Dave Mathews, U2, Police and Queen.  The gourmet food trucks should be a real hit with names like: Nom Nom, Rebel Bites, Sweet E’s, Don Chow and Great Balls On Tires and more.  There will be dozens of beers on tap.   KHTS is selling tickets as part of our Restaurant Row program.  The tickets are $40 each and on Restaurant Row they are $20 each.  Purchase here at the KHTS studio, 27225 Camp Plenty Road (at Soledad Canyon) or purchase on-line at Click here to learn more about Tributefest 2012.

What:  Stand Up Guys: A Family Comedy Night
When:  May 18th – 8-10pm
Where:  23841 Newhall Ranch Rd, Valencia
Details:  “Standup Guys: A Family Comedy Show” benefits Veterans in the SCV Habitat for Heroes Program.  This belly laugh event will feature comedians Robert G. Lee, Kenn Kington and Daren Streblow.  Combining side splitting laughter, life changing content, advocacy and fundraising, the Standup Guys are coming to our Hometown.  This is a performance you won’t want to miss!  KHTS is selling tickets – Tickets: $15.00 before May 11th, $17.50 after May 11th and VIP Tickets: $20.00.  Click herefor more information.

What:  SCV Youth Project Sweet Charity Cake Auction
When:  Saturday, April 21 from 6:30-10pm
Where:  Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane
Details:  Design a cake for one of Santa Clarita’s truly unique fundraisers, the SCV Youth Project’s 4th Annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction.  Your cake can reflect your business mission, logo or product in any grand way you can imagine.  Then pair your cake with unique gifts such as trips, baskets, certificates for places or services.  Cakes will be awarded prizes based on originality, creativity and the cake that raises the most money.  Bakers are available to help you with your dream cake.  But, if cake decorating isn’t your thing, you can still appreciate all the imaginative work by coming to the event.  You’ll have an opportunity to bid on your favorite cake while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.  If past years are a sign this year’s event surely will be grand.  Click here for photos on last year’s event.  The cost to register a cake is $25.  General admission is $40.  Click here for more information and registration or call 661-257-9688.

What:  Child & Family – Taste of the Town
When:  Sunday, May 6 from 1-5pm
Where:  Man Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Loop (near Copperhill)
Details:  Taste of the Town is the Child & Family Center’s premier event.  This event is a foodie’s dream come true.  Over 40 of our valley’s best restaurants and caterers will share their amazing food, wines, beers and ales.  The Champagne Diamond Drop is always popular.  Include live entertainment and live and silent auctions in a garden setting and you’ll remember why this event is considered “Best Charity Event in the SCV”.  KHTS is selling tickets to Taste of the Town. Although they are not part of Restaurant Row, you can save if you purchase before April 6th.  Tickets are $65 for General Admission.  After April 6th the price is $75.   Visit:

Also brought to you by our friends at Facey Medical Center.

Top Things To Do This Weekend, April 4, 2012

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