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April, 2024 Community Calendar
Monday, January 8 to Friday, May 31

•  Encore Chorale of Santa Clarita - Spend the spring in song with the Encore Chorale of Santa Clarita! Beginning January 12, Encore ensembles are non-auditioned ensembles for adults 55+. No experience is required - just a love for singing and the desire to join a welcoming community of fellow music lovers. Sing choral classics from Va Pensiero to choral highlights from The Sound of Music in four-part harmony and experience joy in singing! The ensemble meets weekly from 4:00 to 5:45 PM starting January 12 at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road, Newhall, CA, 91321.
          Website: https://encorecreativity.org/register

Monday, March 11 to Sunday, June 16

•  The Butterfly Encounter - Gilchrist Farms invites you to stroll through a tent of beautiful flowers hosting live butterflies flying all around you. Hold some nectar on a sponge to attract a butterfly to land near you! Enjoy these amazing pollinators while learning about what they do for farms and flowers! Throughout the duration of the Butterfly Encounter, we will host different species including Painted Ladies, Monarchs, Cabbage Whites and more. The Butterfly Encounter is available to visit during Farm Visits 9AM-2PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
          Website: www.gilchristfarm.com

Saturday, March 23 to Saturday, April 27

•  Xanadu - Canyon Theatre Guild presents "Xanadu," the journey of a magical muse from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
          Website: https://www.canyontheatre.org/xanadu

Thursday, April 4

•  Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singers for more than two decades.
          Website: https://pac.canyons.edu/shows/etheridge.php

Saturday, April 13

•  32nd Annual Silver Spur Celebration - The College of the Canyons Foundation will honor Steve Corn with the 2024 Silver Spur Community Service Award in recognition of his longtime support of the college and their philanthropic contributions to the Santa Clarita Valley.
          Time: 6:00 PM
          Website: https://www.canyons.edu/administration/foundation/2024-silver-spur.php

Sunday, April 14

•  Bloom Fest 24 - Strawberry & Fig's 2nd annual Bloom Fest will take place once again at Central Park on Sun. April 14th, from 11-6. Free admission!
This fun-filled family event will once again be the BIGGEST Spring shopping event in Santa Clarita.
Over 200 local & talented Artisans and Crafters have been hard at work creating one-of-a-kind handmade items just for you. As if that's not enough, there will be trendy & affordable boutique clothing in the Strawberry & Fig Booth, permanent jewelry, face painting, pre-packaged food, and direct sales vendors. Plus, DJ Josh Kelly will be there along with many of your favorite food trucks.
This is the first of two Spring Events by Strawberry & Fig. The next will be on May 25th in the Bridgeport/Real Life Church Parking Lot.

          Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
          Website: www.facebook.com/strawberryfig

Thursday, April 18

•  UCLA Health presents Demystifying Cancer - A cancer diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. Join UCLA Health cancer care experts as they demystify all things cancer for patients and their loved ones, share information about the meaning of a cancer diagnosis and outline the world-class treatment options available at UCLA Health Santa Clarita. Held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
          Time: 5:30 PM
          Website: uclahealth.org/events/demystifying-cancer

•  SENSES Saddle Up Block Party - The wildly popular SENSES Block Party brings live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. Saddle up for a rootin' tootin' good time at our "Saddle Up Block Party" - a western-themed extravaganza that brings the spirit of the frontier to the heart of our Oldtown Newhall! Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your Stetson, because this is going to be a hoedown like no other.
          Website: https://oldtownnewhall.com/senses-block-party/

•  Virtual Online Foster Care & Adoption Orientation - Attend this one-hour virtual online orientation and learn how to become a foster parent. Email Rfrecruitment@all4kids.org and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to you.
          Website: www.all4kids.org

Friday, April 19

•  How the West Was Won - Carousel Ranch hosts its 15th annual "How the West Was Won" charity shooting event at Moore N' Moore Sporting Clays - and it's going to be a blast! Teams compete for trophies, titles and prizes awarded during lunch catered by Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company. This is a great way to spend a Friday - at the range with good friends raising money for the kids at Carousel Ranch.
          Website: https://www.carouselranch.org/how-the-west-was-won

Saturday, April 20

•  FREE Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Drive-Thru Collection Event - Safely dispose of your household hazardous waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-waste) for FREE on Saturday, April 20 at the College of the Canyons (26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd). This event is open and free to all Los Angeles County residents. Business waste is not accepted at these events.

Some items that are eligible for disposal are paint, batteries, fluorescent light tubes, CFL bulbs, vehicle fluids, cleaners, solvents, pesticides and electronics. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, refer to LA County's HHW Guide.
          Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
          Website: LACSD.org/HHW

Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27

•  Home & Garden Show Community Art Installation - Get ready to leave your mark - as in, your painted handprint - at the KHTS Home & Garden Show on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. That's when ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING will be inviting the community to help them craft a massive community art installation in their booth to celebrate over $300,000 in local Paint-It-Forward donations and millions of dollars in national gives. To participate in the community art piece, visit ALLBRiGHT's booth at the KHTS Home & Garden Show. Shows are free to the public and feature over 400 vendors, including many local businesses featuring the latest in solar energy, pool & backyard design, kitchen remodeling & other home improvements.
          Website: www.scvhomeshow.com

Saturday, April 27

•  Neighborhood Cleanup - Join your friends and neighbors for the City of Santa Clarita's Annual Neighborhood Cleanup event on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This event brings the community together to make a difference by registering to clean up litter in your own neighborhood. Volunteers can get more information and register at GreenSantaClarita.com/Events where they can choose from one of three locations to drive through between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, to pick up bags and gloves to help with their cleanup efforts.
          Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
          Website: www.greensantaclarita.com

Monday, April 29

•  US Frontline Collective Golf Classic - Golf locally while supporting first responders and military veterans who are struggling with PTSD, addiction and more. Players have opportunities to win Super Bowl and World Series tickets, a car and other surprises. A gourmet dinner, entertainment, raffle and auction - plus vendor shopping - rounds out the special day.
          Website: www.usfrontlinecollective.org

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