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Top Things To Do This Weekend, May 2, 2012

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SCV Man & Woman Of The Year-Volunteer Recognition Event
Child & Family–Taste of the Town
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Assistance League 5K Run/Walk
Soroptimist–Gentlemen for a Cause
Cinco de Mayo
Memorial Garden Tour
And More…Including Upcoming Events…

SCV Man & Woman Of The Year-Volunteer Recognition Event
When: Friday, May 4 at 6pm
Hyatt Regency, Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia (at McBean Parkway)
The Man & Woman of the Year Awards Dinner 2012 will announce the outstanding man and woman volunteer of the SCV.  The candidates have been nominated by local non-profit organizations.  The nominees have been recognized for their long history of community commitment through exceptional volunteer service.  Click here for a list of this year’s nominees.    Click here for more information on Santa Clarita Valley Man & Woman of the Year. 

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 the “Best Charity Event in the SCV”.  Tickets are $75 for General Admission.  KHTS is selling tickets at our offices at 27225 Camp Plenty, Suite 8 (at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Camp Plenty).  Call KHTS for more information or directions at 661-298-1220.  Click here to read more.

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Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
When: Thursday, May 3 from 7-8:30am
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Towne Center Drive, Valencia
Details: The Santa Clarita Valley’s 8th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 7-8:30am to “support our community in prayer”.  This year’s keynote speaker is record-setting, double amputee triathlete, Scott Rigsby.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Call 661-257-9250 or visit

Assistance League 5K Run/Walk
When: Sunday, May 6, check-in and race day registration at 6:30am, first run starts at 8am
Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
If you’re looking for a way to support our community, the Assistance League has your answer, their 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run.  The 5K run will be on the South Fork Trail.  The 1K Kids Fun Run takes place in Newhall Park where each child will receive a medal.  This is a fun family event for walkers or runners of all ages.  All proceeds benefit the Assistance League Operation School Bell which provides clothing to children in need throughout our valley.  Click herefor race registration or more information or call 661-259-8019.

Soroptimist–Gentlemen for a Cause
When: Saturday, May 5 at 6pm
Westridge Clubhouse, 27200 Sycamore Meadow, Valencia
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley says, “Grab your friends and come celebrate Gentlemen For A Cause”.  Bid on a wide range of professional services and some of our valley’s most eligible bachelors.  Proceeds benefit victims of domestic abuse through the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita.  Tickets are $40 and includes dinner and one alcoholic beverage.  Click here to learn more.

Cinco de Mayo
When: Saturday, May 5 from Noon to 9pm
Old Town Newhall
Come to a Cinco de Mayo Block Party in Old Town Newhall.  There will be fun activities for everyone in the family.  Expect diverse food, cultural exhibits, music and entertainment.  There will be many activities just for kids, including a piñata.  Click here for a story on the event. Click here for more information or go  visit facebook.

Memorial Garden Tour
When: Sunday, May 6 from 10am to 5pm
various showcase gardens around the Santa Clarita Valley
This is the 7th Annual “Memorial Garden Tour”.  There will be nine showcase gardens (8 private, 1 public).  The gardens range from architectural design to the humble cottage garden.  This is a self guided tour where your donation is a free will offering.  Each garden accepts donations.  Your donations support the Cole William Larsen Foundation, Incorporated, a non-profit charity that supports families of fallen and wounded military.  Christi Larsen was inspired for the garden tour when her son, PFC Cole William Larsen, gave his life in 2004 while serving in Iraq.  Christi says, “This tour is to honor the memory of my son, along with all of our brave fallen and wounded military who have sacrificed for our country.”  Click here to learn more and see a list of the garden locations.

And More…

What:  2nd Annual WildBeast Concerts at CalArts – World Rhythms With Pete Lockett
When:  Saturday, May 5 from 7-9pm
Where:  California Institute of the Arts, S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Details: “World Rhythms with Pete Lockett” offers an evening with the CalArts World Percussion Ensemble.  Visiting artist Pete Lockett is featured along with Hands On’Semble and tabla maestro Swapan Chandhuri.  This is a free outdoor music concert, so grab the family and your picnic gear.

What: SCV Habitat for Heroes – Women’s Empowerment Build
When: Saturday, May 5, registration from 8-9am, event start at 9am
Where: a new development in Sylmar, 14560-14562 Foothill Boulevard, Sylmar
Details: Women of Santa Clarita, get in on the 3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Build.  You don’t need experience, just a willingness to work.  Hammers will be raised to build homes for veteran families and widows of the fallen in need.  Just come and have a great time.  Call 818-884-8808 or click here.

LPAC–“Psy Mad Circus” & “Rat Pack Show”

When: Psy Mad Circus:  Friday, May 4 at 8pm and Saturday, May 5 at 3pm and 9pm;  Rat Pack: Sunday, May 6 at 7pm
Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster
“The Les 7 doigts’ triumphant celebration of the human mind and body is a chance to witness the stunning feats of circus trailblazers.”  This is a circus like no other.  Click here to learn more about Psy Mad Circus and purchase tickets.   The Lancaster Performing Arts Center also brings us Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show celebrating 50 years of The Rat Pack.  This tribute show “recreates the original style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party that everyone wanted access to”.  Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

What:Saugus Dance Team–Spring Show
When: Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th at 7pm both days
Saugus High School gymnasium, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus
See the Saugus Dance Team perform their National Champion Award winning dances and many others at their Spring Show.  Teams from other Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley high schools and various dance studios will be performing, too.  There will be special performances by the Saugus Dance Dads and the Saugus Co-Ed Dance.

What: Old Town Newhall Art Walk
When: Thursday, May 3 from 4-8pm
Old Town Newhall on Main Street
On the first Thursday of the month, you can experience the artistic side of Newhall.  There will be arts & crafts booths, several businesses featuring performances and galleries, and you can stroll the Farmers Market. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand to excite your tastebuds.  This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

What: City of Santa Clarita – Dog Vaccination Clinic
When: Saturday, May 5 from 9-10:30am
SC Sports Complex, Canine Country Dog Park, 20840 Centre Pointe Parkway
The City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Department is sponsoring the Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic at the City’s Sports Complex’s Canine Country Dog Park.  Various services will be offered, including low-cost vaccinations, license renewal, pet adoptions and free micro-chipping for dogs.


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, The Police and Queen.  With names like: Nom Nom, Rebel Bites, Sweet E’s, Don Chow and Great Balls On Tires, the gourmet food trucks should be a real hit.  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 station, 27225 Camp Plenty Road (at Soledad Canyon) or purchase on-line at shopKHTS.comClick here to learn more.

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 here for more information.

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Top Things To Do This Weekend, May 2, 2012

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