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Top Things To Do This Weekend, April 27, 2011

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

Wellness Fair
Real Life Church-Million Meal Marathon
Taste of the Town
Fitness Compound Grand Opening
Cowboy Festival
And More….

Wellness Fair
Be well and well informed.  Saugus Drugs and Valencia Pharmacy are bringing wellness to our community.  Information is the key to your health, and this free health fair will educate you about many health issues.  Screenings and information related to breast health, cardiac disease and diabetes will be offered.  Osteoporosis guidelines have expanded to include all women 65 and older, as well as younger women at increased risk of bone fractures.  During the Wellness Fair a registered nurse will be on hand to provide free osteoporosis screenings to men and women.  Various businesses will provide health related information.  There will also be raffles and healthy snacks.  The Wellness fair will take place Thursday from 10am-2pm at Saugus Drugs located at 27641 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, and on Friday from 10am-2pm at Valencia Pharmacy located at 23550 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.

Real Life Church-Million Meal Marathon
One community.  One Day.  One Million Meals.  This is the goal that Real Life Church hopes to accomplish with our help.  On Sunday, along with 13 other Santa Clarita Valley churches, Real Life Church is partnering with Children of the Nations to pack one million meals for hungry children in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone and Malawi.  Be part of this project that will impact many lives.  Real Life Church is located at 23841 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia, near McBean.  Their phone number is 661-775-7401.

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Taste of the Town
Get ready to eat, drink and be merry at Child & Family Center’s premier event, Taste of the Town.  Yes, it is finally here, that day where you can taste the offerings of over 40 restaurants, caterers and dessert specialist.  Add to that wine and beer vendors, and you are bound to have a great afternoon in a park-like setting.  Recording artist Mark LeVang and Friends will provide entertainment consisting of a mixture of Latin, rock, pop, rhythm & blues, jazz and funk.  Those who have been before can attest to the quality of the raffle and auction prizes.  Don’t forget to enter the Diamond Drop.  Taste of the Town will be held Sunday from 1-5pm at Mann Biomedical Park located at 25104 Rye Canyon Loop, near Copperhill Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road.  Attendees must be 21 or older.  Tickets for this all-you-can-eat/all-you-can-drink event cost $60.  Tickets are available on-line or at several locations including KHTS.  Click here for a story on Taste of the Town.

Fitness Compound Grand Opening
Join KHTS at the Grand Opening celebration of Fitness Compound.  Tour Santa Clarita’s newest fitness center as they redefine fitness, martial arts and sports training.  There will be free refreshments and entertainment.  Prizes and special membership offers valued at over $1,000 will be given away.  Classes and demonstrations of rock wall climbing, martial arts, kickboxing, Zumba and more will be featured.  Come out and meet KHTS’ own Sharon Bronson and Barry McKeever Saturday from 11am-1pm.  Saturday’s Grand Opening will run from 10am-4pm.  The Fitness Compound is located at 18655 Soledad Canyon Road in the same center as the Canyon Country Library.

Cowboy Festival
Santa Clarita’s Western heritage is alive and well with the 18th Annual Cowboy Festival.  There are several events throughout the SCV, with the main festival taking place Saturday and Sunday at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.  General admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children.  The five day festival starts with “Cowboy Couture: How the West was Won” Wednesday at 7pm at the Repertory East Playhouse located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall.  Tickets are $25-35.  Call 288-0000 or visit: The SCV Film Tour visits locations by bus of famous movie sites on Thursday from 12-3pm.  Local historian, E.J. Stephens will regale participants with stories of local movie history.  Tickets are $35.  Visit: Chuck Wagon Dinner Show  features chuck wagon cooking demonstrations and dinner.  There will be a show wagon by Montie Montana and a presentation by stuntmen Diamond Farnsworth and Loren Janes.  Chuck wagon Dinner Show will be held Thursday at 6pm and costs $40.  Visit: The grand finale of the festival occurs on Saturday and Sunday.  This is the main part of the Cowboy Festival, and features great western music and cowboy poetry, cowboy gear, food and much more.  Click here for hours, directions, list of performers, schedule of events and tickets.


And More…

What: Monster X Tour
When: Friday and/or Saturday at 7:30pm
Where: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
Details: Monster trucks!  Click here to win a pair of tickets. 

What: Mormon Helping Hands – Day of Service
Saturday from 8am-12Noon
various location throughout Santa Clarita
Several events are taking place in the Santa Clarita Valley in conjunction with a statewide Mormon Helping Hands 2011 Day of Service.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this community effort.  At Todd Longshore Park, located at 28151 White Canyon, there will be tree and shrub planting in memory of Todd Longshore of the City of Santa Clarita’s Parks Commission.  At the Newhall Trail Clearance (starting at the Community Center) and Creekview Park, located at 22200 Park Street in Newhall, there will be brush clearing and trail improvement.  Castaic Lake will have volunteers painting curbs, cleaning and planting.  Bear Divide will see the removal of the invasive Spanish Broom plant.  Lost Canyon will also see clearing and trail improvement.  Click here for a short youtube video explaining Mormon Helping Hands with Steve Young. 

What: Sabor Latino Supermarket Grand Opening
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where:  19387 Soledad Canyon Road at Camp Plenty
Details: This weekend is the last of the month long Grand Opening celebration.  There will be a mariachi band, Latin food tasting, raffles and prizes and Salsa dancers.  Visit:

Upcoming Events:

What: Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 5 at 7am-8:30am
Hyatt Regency Valencia
Keynote speaker is former Olympic runner and Congressman Jim Ryan with words from Mayor Marsha McLean.  Tickets are $25 on-line or $30 at the door. 

What: Tributefest 2011
Saturday, May 7 from 11am-10pm
Central Park on Bouquet
Tribute bands paying homage to eight legendary bands.  Some of the best L.A. food trucks will be on hand, as well as dozens of beers on tap.  KHTS will be selling the tickets for half-price as part of our Restaurant Row program.  To purchase Tributefest tickets on-line, starting May 1, click here.  Or, starting May 2, come into our studios located at 27225 Camp Plenty, Suite 8, at the intersection of Soledad and Camp Plenty.  KHTS is open from 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

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

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Top Things To Do This Weekend, April 27, 2011

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