Community In Focus
April, 2023 - Issue #219
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The largest trade show in Santa Clarita will be happening on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and April 30 at Central Park as the KHTS Home & Garden Show and KHTS Emergency Expo & Craft Fair is unveiled.
Last year, over 20,000 Santa Clarita Homeowners attended over the weekend. Admission is free to the public for all activities.
"We have over 400 exhibitors participating," shared KHTS Radio Owner Carl Goldman. "We're bringing back many of the exciting features from previous years, including over a dozen food trucks, the KHTS Arts & Crafts Marketplace, our very extensive kids' area including pig races, pony rides and a petting zoo courtesy of Gilchrist Farm. We've also added a giant tent filled with butterflies."
Visitors can climb aboard a fire truck, hit the siren on a sheriff patrol vehicle, watch a Jaws of Life demonstration by the LA County Fire Department and more. Homeowners will discover design, decorating and innovations while connecting with top SCV home-and-garden experts. Everyone will love shopping local crafts - and don't forget to check out the classic cars brought on site by the Corvette Club on Sunday.
"We've provided a wide selection of products to enhance the visiting experience," added KHTS Owner Jeri Seratti-Goldman. "We've limited the number of participants in each category. We are very selective."
The KHTS Emergency Expo will be happening all day Saturday from 10am to 5pm in conjunction with the KHTS Home and Garden Show. There'll be many exciting demonstrations from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Southern California Edison, City of Hope, Southern California Gas Company, California Highway Patrol, the Santa Clarita Sheriffs, Southern California Edison, the City of Santa Clarita and more emergency and safety businesses and organizations. Show times are Saturday, April 29 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, April 30 from 10am to 4pm. The Emergency Expo is held Saturday only, but many Emergency vendors will also be displaying and selling their products and services on Sunday, as well. Vendor opportunities are still available.

Child & Family Center's Taste of the Town Returns May 7
The Child & Family Center provides quality care and services to children and families in need. For over 40 years, the Center's mission has been "strengthening families today for stronger communities tomorrow." As a vibrant and mission-driven organization, the Center has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the communities served. Key services provided include mental health, alcohol and drug treatment and domestic violence support.
One of Santa Clarita's most beloved outdoor food and wine fest community events - Taste of the Town - returns May 7 for a live in-person afternoon experience. A vast array of local restaurants will feature sweets, savories and signature creations. Auctions and entertainment complement the day on the grounds of the beautiful Blomgren Ranch. Taste of the Town is the Child & Family Center's largest fundraiser. Therapists and case managers continue to help over 900 children, teens and families in the community struggling with anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence situations. Support helps provide funding to continue to provide these crucial services. To learn or purchase tickets, log on.
Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch Office 753-5693

This Month, Why don't You...
Have a blast enjoying SCV's beautiful spring weather while supporting these awesome local events?
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Saturday | April 8
Connect with your Community at Kids Fair Santa Clarita

Meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny, make an Easter basket craft, search for eggs - and connect with family-friendly resources in the SCV. Kids Fair Santa Clarita offers small-business shopping; kid-centered health, education and wellness vendors; an opportunity to support SCV Family Promise and the SCV Food Pantry and more. Parents can participate in an on-site stroller exercise class, test their luck with raffles and enjoy free entry. The event is held on Saturday, April 8 at The Centre.

Saturday | April 15
Shop, Eat & Dance at Strawberry & Fig's "Bloom Fest '23"

The biggest spring shopping event in the SCV will be held at Central Park on Saturday, April 15 from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and gives guests access to over 150 artisans, crafters and vendors - plus loads of entertainment. Rebel Heart, a local Country band, will play from 12pm to 4pm. Join the line-dancing fun or bring chairs to watch the show. Food trucks like LA's premier eatery on wheels - Baby's Badass Burgers - will please every palate. When you join the Facebook group "SCV Events & Boutiques by Strawberry & Fig," you'll learn more about this event as well as the next spring function on May 7 at the Canyon Country Community Center.

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Friday | April 21
Take a Shot at Carousel Ranch's "How the West was Won"

Carousel Ranch hosts its 14th annual "How the West Was Won" charity shooting event at Moore N' Moore Sporting Clays on Friday, April 21 - 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.

Saturday | April 22
Bring your Entire Pack for a Fun-filled Day at the Lake

With a 3k and 5k walk; raffles; vendors; "Doggieland," a pup play area with swimming, digging and agility; doggy talent show, working-dog demonstrations; food trucks; exhibitors and more, four-legged guests and their people will enjoy a tail-wagging good time at Bark in the Park K9 Classic. Held on Saturday, April 22 from 9am to 3pm, the fundraising event benefits Guide Dogs of America, Tender Loving Canines, Search Dog Foundation, Mobility Service Dogs, West Coast Project and Golden Years Dog Sanctuary. Hosted at Castaic Lake Recreation Area, you can learn more by logging on.
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