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Top Things To Do This Weekend, May 18, 2011

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


Soroptimists – High Heel-A-Thon
Strawberry Festival
Relay for Life SCV
Armed Forces Day Festival
Blue Heat Parners With SCV Food Pantry
And more….

Santa Clarita is hosting the Start Ceremonies for the final leg of the Amgen Tour, the largest cycling event in the U.S.  The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race that covers 800 miles and runs over eight days.  The entire family can enjoy the events leading up to the start of Stage 8, the final leg, as it winds its way to the overall finish in Thousand Oaks.  The Start Ceremonies of the final leg will be held Sunday beginning at 10am at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.  There will be tricycle races and an opportunity to get autographs from the field of world class cyclists.  The riders will have an official sign-in and are introduced as part of the Start Ceremonies.  This is a time of building excitement before the starter’s pistol sounds at noon.  Click here for a list of the field of cyclist. 

Soroptimists – High Heel-A-Thon – Stomp Out Domestic & Dating Violence
Soroptimists are asking you to slip on high heels, tennies, flip-flops or even your bunny slippers for their High Heel-A-Thon to help stomp out domestic and dating violence.  The purpose of the event is to educate and spread a message that women have the right to live free from violence.  The 150 yard walk through historic Old Town Newhall begins with a rally at Veteran’s Plaza.  It ends on Walnut Street with a celebration filled with activities for the entire family.  Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita, Break the Cycle-Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence and Valley Trauma Center.  Registration on Sunday starts at 11am on Main Street between Market and 6th.  You can register solo, with a friend or as part of a team.  Click here for registration information.  Awards will be given out to teams for:  Best Team Sign, Most Spirit, Best Costume, Best High Heels and Most Participants.  Individual awards will be given out for:  Best High Heels, Best Costume and Best Sign. 

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Strawberry Festival
Red, luscious strawberries will be in abundance at the California Strawberry Festival.  More than 50 highly decorated food booths will be offering strawberry pizza, nachos, kabobs, beer and wine.  Then indulge in the strawberry desserts: shortcake, ice creams, funnel cake, flan, chocolate-dipped berries and cotton candy.  As the Festival folks say, “Affordable family fun never tasted so sweet.”  Kids will love the rides in Strawberryland.  There will be exhibits and presentations as part of Strawberry Promenade.  There are also strawberry contests to bring on belly laughs.  A wide variety of live entertainment will be performing.  There will be 200 booths in the Arts and Craft section.  The Strawberry Festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6:30pm.  The Strawberry Festival is located at Strawberry Meadows of College Park located at 3250 South Rose Avenue in Oxnard.  Tickets are $12 Adults, $8 Senior 62 and over, $5 Youth 5-12, $8 Active Military, Children under 4 are free.   Avoid traffic headaches by using the Festival shuttle.  For traffic info, shuttle, entertainment line-up, directions, FAQs and more, visit the website.

Relay for Life SCV
Relay for Life SCV celebrates those battling cancer, loved ones lost and fighting back against the disease.  And yet those that participate have more smiles than tears.  The event at Central Park begins with the Opening Ceremony at 9am on Saturday.  The Survivors Lap follows at 9:15am.  Teams of participants take turns walking or running around an outlined path.  Each team has a representative on the path all through the 24 hour event to symbolize the reality that cancer never sleeps.  Past participants say the highlight of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.  Luminarias bear the names and photos of those lost to cancer, those who have won the battle and those still fighting cancer.  The glowing luminarias line the track during the ceremony.  Entertainment continues throughout the night.  There will be a Fight Back breakfast on Sunday before the Fight Back Ceremony at 8:45am.  This inspirational event is worthy of your attention.

Armed Forces Day Festival
Honor our military and local veterans organizations at the Santa Clarita Armed Forces Day Festival.  To the backdrop of live music, there will be a barbeque, obstacle course, motorcycle contest, performances by SCV Young Marines and JROTC, face painting and raffles.  Each branch of the military has been invited to participate, and there will be military equipment, such as, LAVs, trucks, humvees, mobile ambulance and field radios.  The Festival will be held Saturday from 11am-7pm at Hart Park in Newhall.  Following the Festival, there will be a Candle Light Vigil hosted by Prayer Angels for the Military at Veterans Historical Plaza at sundown.  Tickets are $10, and allow access to all event activities, two barbeque meal tickets and two raffle tickets.  Tickets may be purchased at the gate.  See the website for purchasing tickets in advance.

Blue Heat Partners With SCV Food Pantry
Santa Clarita Blue Heat is kicking off its second season of professional women’s soccer competition by partnering with the SCV Food Pantry to collect food donations at all home games.  Blue Heat will play their home opener game on Sunday at 7pm at Valencia High School.  They will play against the Victoria Highlanders from Canada.  The “cost of admission” is four boxes of Macaroni & Cheese for one admission – one per family allowed.  Adult tickets are $10.  Youth tickets are $5.  Season passes are also available. 

Click here for other events listed on the KHTS Community Calendar.

And More…

What: Community Shred & E-Waste Disposal Day
When: Saturday, May 21 from 9am-3pm
Where: COC Parking Lot 8, below the football stadium
Details: This free event is sponsored by SCV Sheriff’s Station, Confidential Data Destruction, Coastal E-Waste and the City of Santa Clarita.  There will be mobile onsite destruction of confidential documents (up to 5 boxes, 11x12x15), electronic waste disposal (computers, monitors, laptops, printers, TVs, VCRs), safe medical disposal (expired or unwanted medicines, including prescription bottles).  Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S.  Protect yourself and your family from unwanted release of your personal data.  You will be provided with a Certificate of Destruction by the Sheriff’s Department during this event.  For more information call 661-286-4090 or go to:

What: Celebrity Golf Classic and Comedy Show
When: Monday, May 23
Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Club
Details: Play a round of golf with a nationally know comedian.  All money raised will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter.  Registration begins at 10:30am.  Each foursome will have a comedian playing with the group.  Lunch and dinner will be provided to all golfers.

Upcoming Events:

What: Vine 2 Wine Classic
When: Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm
Where: Mann Biomedical Park, 25104 Rye Canyon Road near Copperhill & Kelly Johnson Parkway
Details: Circle of Hope is continuing the tradition set by the Betty Ferguson Foundation at the 10th Annual Vine 2 Wine Classic.  There will be a Beer Garden of Hope, library wines, jazz, art exhibit and wine pull.  Free valet parking will be available.  Circle of Hope provides education and support services for uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer, their families and the community.  A portion of the profits will be donated to the BFF Education Advancement Forum Scholarship.  Tickets will be available soon at KHTS for $45.  Tickets can be purchased at the event for $55.

What: Launch Party For New Partnership – Rituals Colour Salon & Celebrity Hair Stylist Nick Arrojo of TLC’s “What Not To Wear”
When: June 21 from 6-9pm
Where: Rituals Colour Salon Aveda, 26918 The Old Road, Valencia
Details: Rituals is holding a Launch Party event to announce their partnership with Nick Arrojo of TLC’s “What Not To Wear”.  As an added bonus, if you visit Rituals Colour Salon and buy any two full size Arrojo products by June 5, you will be entered to win a free hair makeover done by Arrojo on June 22.  Winners will be announced at Rituals on June 6 at 6pm.  A limited number of appointments with Nick Arrojo are available for June 22.  Call Rituals for pricing and additional information at 661-799-9910.

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

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Top Things To Do This Weekend, May 18, 2011

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